From: “HK Edgerton”
Date: Jul 13, 2020
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report / St. Augustine, Pensacola, Anderson, Asheville
To: “LM S”
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I could not have been more proud of the young people, especially of the young ladies who joined us in a march through the streets of St. Augustine, Florida, on the 4th of July in protest of the city council’s decision to remove the Confederate soldiers Cenotaph from Memorial Park. Their exuberance was a motivation to all.
I would journey on to Pensacola, Florida, where, on July 5, 2020, alongside John and my Southern family, I would participate in a vigil in Lee Circle that was already in its third day of trying to influence the city council to reverse its decision to remove the Confederate soldiers Cenotaph, and rid the existence of Lee Circle.
I would meet and speak with two of the supposed Black Lives Matters leaders, who proclaimed that they had come to hear me speak and, later in the day, another of whom I had to chastise for disturbing my speech to those gathered.
I told them that my mama, who is the only black woman to ever receive a Confederate funeral, and has a Heritage award in her name by the North Carolina Order of the Confederate Rose, told her children that the white man on her mantle place was the Honorable General Robert E. Lee, and that he was probably the most revered man in the whole of the South, and was equally as respected in the North. And, importantly, he and his family had befriended the African people.
And, I told them that if they truly believed the rhetoric of Black Lives Matter, they would not have joined in with the anarchists who use them as they fill their pockets chanting Black Lives Matter in the faces of those who practice it everyday, while black folks like those of Chicago kill other blacks in epidemic proportions and all across the world. Take your lesbian friends there if you dare!
The only thing they leave behind is a great hate for the African people, who will take the blame for the sacrilege they do in their name, just like Reconstruction all over again. It is not the first time that the South has faced the devil; we know that he loves to burn up beautiful things, especially cultural and historical art. I told them that my dad, the Honorable Rev. Roland Rogers Edgerton, told his children that one of the greatest fears of Satan was that the Almighty God had brought together the Southern white man with the African people.
Tuesday, July 7, 2020, don in the uniform of the Southern soldier, after spending several hours alongside Michael Adams and Craig Stephenson at the Confederate soldiers Cenotaph in my mom’s hometown of Anderson, South Carolina, after confabulating with many of the citizens and visitors, we would make our way to the Anderson Civic Center, where the city council would discuss the removal of the Cenotaph in an open meeting with the public.
Around 10:30 PM, one of the council members would make the revelation that the council didn’t have the authority to remove the Cenotaph; that order would have to come from the State House. However, waiting for us was a small contingent of mostly white girls with their signs, and constant yelling of Black Lives Matter. I again would tell them just where they should take that message. And, furthermore, that it was the Southern people who were the protectors of what little was left of the Republic that the likes of them had come again to destroy using black folks as their justification.
My next stop would be in my hometown of Asheville, North Carolina, where the Vance Monument Task Force, whose charge was supposed to be after deliberation with the citizens a decision made as to where to move the Cenotaph of the Honorable Zebulon Baird from its place of prominence.
Instead, this farce of a body had pulled up the stank of reparations in an attempt to justify to the black community its use of them as the reason for the pending illegal removal of the Confederate Cenotaphs of which they had already snatched up the one to the Honorable General Robert E. Lee in violation of the State Monument Protection Act. The black city councilman just like would be expected of any poverty pimp had already set the terms of reparation.
And, to make matters even worse, to propose a painted mural with Black Lives Matter on the very spot that they illegally removed the Cenotaph of General Lee.
And, my message to the black citizens is just get ready for the historical dupe process you have gotten from the so called black leaders of this city just like the one you recently received in the black historic business district from the Eagle Market Street Redevelopment Plan.
The disgraced Jewish mayor, who has betrayed the trust of her people, and those reconstructed city council blacks who, too, have betrayed the trust of the Southern people just like those boot blacks who climbed into bed with those who murdered, plundered, raped and burned our homeland during and after the War of Southern Independence, leaving the blame on the loyal blacks who had earned a place of honor beside the people of the South, to have it pushed almost totally asunder. God bless you, and Happy Birthday, General Forrest!
Chairman, Board of Advisors Emeritus, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Member, Forrest Orphans Home Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Associate Member, Abner Baker Chapter 14, United Daughters of the Confederacy
Honorary Life Member, Bradford Rose Camp 1638, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, Zebulon Baird Vance Camp 15, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411