I read and reread the entire script of the REBEL tune called DIXIE-LAND, used as an ANTHEM by Southern Troops during the War Between the States. And not in any of the many verses, did I read a single word about Slavery . . . or against the Blacks.
Outnumbered, Outspent, Outgunned . . . There never was a greater, braver, or more passionate FIGHTING FORCE anywhere on modern earth, than the Confederates, who were in my opinion the best America had then and now.
These folk were not, AND ARE STILL NOT the kind of people who CUT AND RUN, or surrender their values no matter how hard it gets.
History is replete with incredible battles and skirmishes fought by the South to save and preserve their territory, values, and way of life from Northern USURPERS. And unlike the North, which wanted to control the South, all the South wanted was nothing more than to be left alone.
FORGET SLAVERY . . . It was not the reason for the Civil War. Slavery was practiced by very few in the South, with the greatest benefit going to the Northern Industrial Class, while the average Southerner worked hard to make a living and build their society without Slaves.
AND EVEN WITH SLAVERY . . . it was not sustainable, as most of the South was moving away from the costs and horrors of owning Human Beings, while the rest of the South’s Global Market was not in favor of such a vile trade.
SLAVERY WAS THE NORTH’S EXCUSE TO GO TO WAR . . . NOT THE REASON:
One way or the other, Slavery in America was on the way-out, EXCEPT, it made a tremendous excuse to go to war against a FREE and different society from Northern Carpetbaggers.
AND LET ME TELL YOU THIS . . . Man for Man, Soldier for Soldier, Cavalry Rider for Calvary Rider, General for General, Courage for Courage – THE NORTH HAD NOTHING ON THE SOUTH.
Had the South had the wealth and manpower of the North, America might be whistling DIXIE today, rather than singing the Battle Hymn Of The Republic.
LIVING AMONGST HISTORY BROUGHT TEARS OF REVERENCE TO OUR EYES:
Anne and I traveled the length and breath of the South, from the Mason Dixon Line to the Heartland of Texas. We visited, walked and climbed the hills and ramparts of some of the most Famous Civil War Battlefields, absorbing the history, culture and mood of the time.
And had we been part of the South when war was declared in 1861, I would have been wearing Grey and Shouting the REBEL YELL, as I too would have stormed the Northern barricades and defended the Land of Dixie.
THE LIES AGAINST THE SOUTH:
I grew-up as a Liberal, watching Hollywood Movies, seeing how backward was the South. And as a young and fairly observant Jewish Boy, I was led to believe that the South was a vipers’ den of Jew Hatred.
And then I started looking into Jewish History in the Deep South at the time of the Civil War, and quickly discovered how the VAST MAJORITY of Southern Jews gave it their all for DIXIE.
And how the South repaid and honored their Jewish Rebels with the ONLY Jewish Military Cemetery (Richmond VA) outside of Israel, and how General Robert E Lee encouraged Moses Jacob Ezekiel, the first Jew who went to the Virginia Military Institute, distinguishing himself in battle, to use his incredible gift of ART to become an extraordinary sculptor.
AND AFTER ALL THE DUST SETTLED – IT WAS EZEKIEL . . . who created the Confederate Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery, which the LEFTIST BIGOTS now want removed.
DISTORTION OF HISTORY IS BUILT ON LIES, IGNORANCE, AND RACISM:
America is under attack on multiple fronts:
1 – LIES . . . It doesn’t matter whether it is part of Media coverage, our educational system, and/or politicians, because the American people of all ages are being fed a deluge of lies about the South, the Civil War and Southern Heritage.
2 – IGNORANCE . . . Because of distorted history, and no will on the behalf of the LEFT to set the record straight, the entire Confederacy, not just the Slave Traders is being treated as if it was the precursor to Nazis.
3 – RACISM . . . It’s all well and good for the LEFT to ALWAYS focus on racism to demagogue their adversaries, WHEN IN TRUTH, the real racists are amongst the LEFT, who are indeed poisoning the American Well through their lies and MIS-TEACHING of history, even after more than 150-years have past since the GRAY fought the BLUE.
AND THE REASON FOR THE RESURGENCE OF HATRED FOR THE SOUTH:
As America falls cataclysmically toward National Suicide, because of the LEFT’S surge for Socialism and their selective desecration of the Constitution, and as they work at overtime to rule and control through government FIAT and Presidential Executive Actions, it seems the greatest obstacle left to stop them is STATES’ RIGHTS, which harkens back to the CONFEDERACY AND 1861.
When Anne and I return to the USA in November, we’ll be flying the Stars and Bars with the Stars and Stripes, the Red Maple Leaf and the Lone Star of Texas.
Best Regards . . . Howard Galganov