PoP's Southern Thangs: March 2012


Szakos Questions Relevance of Confederate Statues

Blithering idiot.

Charlottesville City Counselor Kristin Szakos says it's time for a discussion about what Charlottesville's historic Confederate statues are saying about this community. One of the options she's proposing is pulling Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson down off of their stone perches.

More @ NBC 29

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SCV's CIC's letter to Rawls +4


Marker honoring slaves in Confederate Army moves closer to reality

Via Jamey

MONROE Mattie Rice’s father rarely spoke of his service in the Civil War, with one exception: the time he saved the life of his master’s son.

Her father, Wary Clyburn, was a slave in the Confederate Army. And this week, the 89-year-old Archdale woman asked Union County commissioners to support a public marker honoring 10 local men, including her father, eight other slaves and a free black man, who served the Confederacy and much later received small state pensions.

“This would be a great honor for us,” she quietly but firmly told the board.

More @ The Charlotte Observer with slideshow


Virtually no black men fought for the South, historians have said.

A lie.

Read more here:

Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest had slaves and freemen serving in units under his command. After the war, Forrest said of the black men who served under him, "These boys stayed with me.. - and better Confederates did not live." Articles in "Black Southerners in Gray," edited by Richard Rollins, gives numerous accounts of blacks serving as fighting men or servants in every battle from Gettysburg to Vicksburg.

Professor Ed Smith, director of American Studies at American University, says Stonewall Jackson had 3,000 fully equipped black troops scattered throughout his corps at Antietam - the war's bloodiest battle. Mr. Smith calculates that between 60,000 and 93,000 blacks served the Confederacy in some capacity. They fought for the same reason they fought in previous wars and wars afterward: "to position themselves. They had to prove they were patriots in the hope the future would be better ... they hoped to be rewarded."

--The Truth About The Yankee War, Walter E. Williams

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Via Jamey

My thanks to Phillip Nasser for this interesting piece!
Ian Dewar


Today the 32 pounder was delivered to the Museum of Mobile in grand style, and many pictures were made. The one in the Museum is in front of an enlarged to life size photo from 1864, showing Kell right by the cannon on deck.

The conservation in Charleston was superb. It looks almost new.

The carriage was constructed by the experts at the Mobile shops with great pride. The wrought iron fittings were made by the Gulf Coast Blacksmiths Association. All precisely to the original plans that Andy Bowcock obtained for us.

This was a great day, the culmination of 7 years work by many people.

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R.L. Burnside R.I.P.

John Phillip Sousa - I Wish I Was in the Land of Cotton


Southerners deserve better from candidates

Via Southern Nationalist Network

The U.S. region that was invaded and conquered doesn’t have much use for condescending outsiders, but most have warm hearts and will laugh at your corny jokes. And they’ll take your poll, though they may or may not answer honestly, depending on whether they’ve had their biscuits and cheesy grits that day.

Which is to say: There are lots of ways to be smart and lots of ways to be dumb, and it would appear that the South does not have a monopoly on the latter category.

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R.L Burnside and Kenny Brown

Good morning Brock, just wanted to say thanks for posting the RL Burnside clip, I don’t know if you are aware that Pam, Mayme and I know most all the Burnsides and RL was one of a kind may he RIP. We came to know all the great MS Bluesmen through Kenny Brown, who remains to this day one of the best friends that my family has. I have shared the stage with Kenny, and RL's grandson, at least 4 times and a host of other famous North MS Hill Country Bluesmen over the past 8 years. Been to their homes, ate with them, partied with them, you name it. Why I even went on a longhorn cattle round up, just Kenny Brown and myself....If you ever get the chance to watch "You See ME Laughing," I don’t think you will regret is a short clip featuring RL and Kenny, this was just before RL passed away maybe a year or so............ this shows how it is in Holly Springs and Potts Camp MS, how blacks and whites get fact this is where I first met Chuck Demastus who just lives up the road from Kenny....................


Poll: Should the Confederate flag fly

Poll: Should the Confederate flag fly outside of the new Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox when it opens later this month?



Carolyn Wonderland - Judgement Day Blues


Duluth East HS - Dixie

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Gettysburg Giftshop

Rawls and the MOC

Via Carl

There have been some excellent letters written to Director Rawls about what flags to fly. Mark Vogl's was one of them. Mark wisely wrote, "Sir, the Confederate naval ensign is a globally recognized symbol of the South. The value of its public relations presence is immeasurable." Marks observation is extremely practical in inarguable. The rest of his letter was just as excellent.

The Museum of the Confederacy is about a country that only existed during a time of warfare. The United States never recognized the national government of the Confederate States of America (CSA) or the national flags of the CSA. The flags they saw were the flags of the Confederate armies. It seems rather schizophrenic that a museum of the Confederacy does not seek to promote these flags or seek the counsel of the living sons and daughters of actual Confederate veterans.

Rawls has had a long and antagonistic relationship with the sons and grandsons of Confederate veterans as well as the organization known as The Sons of Confederate Veterans, and this dysfunctional relationship is not likely to improve. There is no compromise that we can make that will satisfy those who hate us and do not believe in the Cause for which our ancestors sacrificed their homes, their wealth and their lives.

A few years ago the SCV Virginia Division's Executive Council invited Rawls to meet with them and discuss the MOC. Rawls used profane language with us and showed us no respect. As a man he lacks the integrity, dignity and insight that is expected from a man in his position. It is clear that he does not respect in any manner the descendants of Confederate Veterans. He is not the first MOC director who has shown us this sucky attitude. I do not believe this condition is likely to improve or change in today's Marxist culture.

THE ANSWER IS for each SCV Division to have its own organizational office in EACH Confederate State, and have that office physically associated and connected to a Confederate Museum depicting the the history of the CSA and the war as it was fought in and as it affected that particular State. Without this we must just sit back and learn new ways to whine like of our reconstructed condition would indicate.

We must gain control of our cultural and political destiny and the opportunities that are still open to us. We must stop whining about what others say about us and do to us. To achieve this demands our serious and substantial commitment and funding by our national SCV organization and each SCV State Division. How about it? As THE descendants of our Confederacy we do not have to tolerate having yankee's, their carpetbagger agents and our own reconstructed scallywags controlling such matters as important as how the CSA will be represented and remembered in our own States ! We need some major big money to step forward in EACH State to get this project moving forward !

Always for true freedom and liberty.

Timothy D. Manning

R.L. Burnside: Poor Boy A Long Way From Home (1978)


Historic Plantations Hit South Carolina Market In Tough Economy

Via Kimberly

"Lord, please send me a rich Yankee"

The privately owned historic plantations that dot South Carolina's low country don't switch hands often, but a tough economy and generational changes in family ownership have resulted in a crowded market for the rare properties.

Finding buyers for the elite, antebellum plantations that once grew the indigo, rice and cotton that made South Carolina rich can prove quite the challenge.

Asking prices range from just over $3 million to $20 million for plantations of 350 acres to as many as 7,000 acres. Costly maintenance ups the financial pressure for any potential owner.

A plantation "is not for everybody," Charleston real estate broker Helen Geer said. "These places are very, very expensive to take care of, and people are cash-strapped right now."

At least eight plantations currently are for sale. They can be found at the end of gated, long dirt roads overhung by grand, centuries-old live oaks draped in Spanish moss.

Rural neighbors sometimes don't know the places exist, but they are heavy with history from colonial times through the Civil War.

The properties include Seabrook, a former sea island cotton plantation on Edisto Island with a house built in 1810 that once hosted General Lafayette. He attended a family christening and gave his name to the child, Carolina Lafayette Seabrook, whose portrait still hangs in the home.

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Dixie - LU Chamber Singers


Dixie (The Hastings College Choir)


Rebuilt website with new forum HERE

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Dixie(Luboff) - Troy(Ala) St. Univ. Collegiate Singers


The Jacksonville State University Marching Southerners play Dixie

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