Sunday, September 03, 2017 by JD Heyes
The war against American history is continuing unabated, as far-Left social change artists continue their assault against our very culture, under the guise of “combating racism.”
It’s no secret to anyone who’s actually studied the real history of the Civil War, but the vast majority of Confederate soldiers, officers and sympathizers were not slave owners.
The fact is, most volunteered to fight for the Confederacy to protect and defend their families and their states; they had no personal stake in opposing or preserving slavery, and for that matter, the same is true for most U.S. soldiers. For that matter, blacks served in both armies.
Even Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, who turned down command of the Federal army, did so to fight for his home state of Virginia, which had decided to secede. If you don’t believe me, look it up (and not on Google).
But because the history of our greatest and deadliest conflict has been so politicized, overlaid by Left-wing racialists with today’s cultural norms and sensibilities, the number of Americans who fully understand it has dwindled, making it possible for “revolutionaries” like the Southern Poverty Law Center to push for complete eradication of all Confederate symbolism.
And now the organization is taking aim at U.S. military bases, where some Confederate monuments remain.
As reported by The Daily Caller, the SPLC is essentially threatening violence against three of our largest military bases by claiming the monuments carry “the potential to unleash more turmoil and bloodshed” if activists don’t “take down” the Army bases.
Included on the list are Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and Fort Benning in Georgia. In total, 1,500 “Confederate monuments” are on the SPLC list.
The far-Left organization has decided on its own that all Confederate monuments are “hate” symbols that must now come down, otherwise they may spark violence. What the group doesn’t say is that the violence is being caused by Alt-Left anarchists like Antifa — which somehow has escaped the SPLC as a hate group but which has nevertheless been designated a domestic terrorist group by the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI.
As noted by Zero Hedge last week:
President Trump was crucified by the mainstream media a few weeks back after hosting an improvised press conference and saying there was “blame on both sides” for the violence in Charlottesville that resulted in the death of a counterprotester. The comments resulted in most of Trump’s advisory councils being disbanded, as CEOs around the country pounced on the opportunity to distance themselves from the administration, and heightened calls from CNN for impeachment proceedings.
The problem is that while Trump’s delivery probably could have been a bit more artful, the underlying message seems to be proving more accurate with each passing day and each new outbreak of Antifa violence.
As for the SPLC, it has created a “letter to the editor” progressive Leftists can cut-and-paste to send to their local newspapers in which white supremacists were the only ones mentioned as causing violence in Charlottesville. (Related: FBI labeled Antifa ‘domestic terrorists’ LONG before Trump called them out after Charlottesville.)
“White supremacists incited deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last week in defense of a Confederate monument. We must show the country that [your city’s or county’s name] gives no safe harbor to such hatred. We must remove the monument at [location].”
That is a blatant lie that the federal government refuted more than a year before the Charlottesville violence. As Politico noted: “Federal authorities have been warning state and local officials since early 2016 that leftist extremists known as ‘antifa’ had become increasingly confrontational and dangerous, so much so that the Department of Homeland Security formally classified their activities as ‘domestic terrorist violence’….”
The SPLC is a hate group in and of itself. By claiming some divine right to proclaim all Confederate symbols and monuments as persona non grata, it is effectively inviting new violence and creating more division at a time in our history when we’ve got plenty of both already.
Now the group’s trying to spread that violence to some of our most important military bases.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.