August 4, 2020
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I would travel to Owensboro, Kentucky, at the invitation of the Forrest Orphans Camp 1744 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, to participate as the keynote speaker at a rally on August 1, 2020, designed to influence the politicians and citizens that the Confederate Cenotaph on the grounds of the courthouse not be voted on for removal.
One citizen of Owensboro would write to me afterwards that my oral presentation was both entertaining and factual, yet was only “singing to the choir,” and not heard by those who needed to hear it.
I can only hope that while I was “singing to the choir” that the NAACP Chapter President who, just like her fellow Presidents nationwide, who speak with fork tongues to those they are elected to serve from a scripted narrative by those who don’t give a hoot about the lives of black folks, were listening.
To turn back the pages of time to the Reconstruction period, when Southern blacks were used against their Southern white family to advance the will of the thieves and murderers who plundered, raped and burned their way through our homeland during and after the War for Southern Independence, only to be pushed aside, almost thrown asunder the arena of love and respect that blacks worked so hard to build and later vowed to restore with the Southern white man.
I would “sing to the choir” and to the President of the NAACP, ANTIFA, and the other domestic terrorists of Black Lives Matter to take their message to places like Chicago and New York where the taking of black lives by other blacks makes the COVID 19 Pandemic look like a picnic with the Pope.
I would “sing to the choir” and the NAACP President listening, that those historical distortions, political lies and bullying are the daily bread of Cultural Marxism, and it is deeply grieving to me to see this advance to the point of trying to destroy a people and all that is true and honorable in their heritage and traditions.
I would sing so much more, but let it suffice that I would sing that the Confederate Cenotaph was not just representative of the white Confederate soldiers, but to all the soldiers of integrated armed forces of the South, unlike the segregated Union forces.
Anyone with a high regard for truth and the study of history has to be discouraged when truth is shouted down by ignorance. When much of the ignorance is driven by malicious and self-serving distortions of history by the likes of organizations like Black Lives Matter, which is a fund-raising apparatus of the Democratic Party who could care less that black men like Holt Collier, Rev. Mack Lee, Napoleon Nelson, Polk Arnold, Horace King, Dr. Alexander Darnes and a host of other blacks and their noble deeds that are reflected in the Confederate Cenotaphs across our homeland.
In conclusion, I would “sing to the choir” that my Southern babies – Red, Yellow, Brown, Black and White keep asking me – “are there no Southern politicians who understand the courageous stand that our ancestors made against the tyrannical and overwhelming odds against them?” And, not to forget, the women of the South and their desire to memorialize the memory of their husbands, sons, friends and others who would never return home again. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Kentucky Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411