Sunday, 5 July 2015

Confederate flag controversy just one element of a larger attack on European heritage

By Dr. Patrick Slattery — Due to network problems, I never got a chance to share some of my views on the attack on Confederate symbolism on our daily radio show, so let me take this opportunity to do so now.

White people, just like every other race, were not born yesterday. We share a long history with all the other people on earth, and that history, human history, includes slavery. It includes despotism. It includes conquest. But it also includes beauty and learning and all sorts of achievements. And it is so hypocritical for the Zio media and Zio elites to denounce whites for slavery while ignoring the histories of all other peoples who practiced slavery, just as it is also hypocritical to ignore the great contributions made to civilization by Europeans while setting aside entires months to the glorification of the contributions of other races. (Of course, Black History Month itself is as much about denegrating whites as glorifying blacks.)

Robert E. Lee is absolutely the one person who most symbolizes the Confederacy. Every state in the south certainly has dozens of schools named after him. Think of Washington Lee University in Virginia, one of the top small colleges in the country. (It’s football team fight song is a jazz standard, by the way.) Lee Highway stretches from New York to California.

You and I honor the soldiers that fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, even though we understand the wars were wars for Israel. But to the veterans who fought in these wars, they were about preserving American freedom. The same with the Vietnam War, the Korean War, the World Wars — all wars that I think America should not have been involved in. Still, I would not call for tearing down memorials to these veterans. I respect the feelings of those, or the loved ones or descendants of those, who made the sacrifices.

Now, The Civil War was about much more than slavery — there were huge economic, political, and constitutional issues at stake, although slavery was intertwined with these issues. But for the vast majority of those who fought in the war, and for their families, they were not fighting to protect slavery or to end slavery. So I think it is just as wrong to insist on taking down the Confederate flag or statues of Confederate leaders as it would be to insist on removing all the memorials to those who fought in our other wars — wars that I don’t think should have been fought and that I don’t think were ultimately for a good cause.

Ultimately, the Confederate flag controversy is an attack on that segment of Americans who identify with it as part of their heritage, and should be viewed as part of a greater attack on the morale of European Americas by a Zio elite that wants to demoralize us and marginalize us as it ultimately seeks to replace us.


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