Frighteningly prescient words from the CSA’s Maj Gen Pat Cleburne.
Everyone must understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late.
It means our history will be written by our enemies.
It means our children will be taught by our enemies.
It means our enemies will craft an alternate view of reality which cannot be questioned.
It means we will be deprived of our Rights and Liberties.
It means the true issues will be obscured and our enemies will employ the vilest accusations to shield their true intent and motivation.
It means those to whom we owe honor and gratitude will be viewed as traitors and worse.
Eerie, no? Wes Renegade uses it as a springboard to dive into a speech he wrote to be delivered at a town council meeting that ended up being cancelled, albeit for the very best of reasons.
Today this prophecy spoken more than a century ago is being fulfilled in this very room.
There are some who will say it is too harsh to call those who seek to banish the Sons of the Confederates from the Faith parade our “enemies.” You can not compromise with evil. That we need to find some sort of compromise in an effort to achieve reconciliation and avoid conflict. But those agitators who are actually driving this movement are not acting in good faith. They do not want peace and resolution. Just as we saw with the recent battle over a local historical landmark Fame, if we give on this issue, it will only open more wounds and fuel further unrest. And we will soon find this was only the new starting point for the next conflict they already have in mind as they march toward their ultimate goal of complete subjugation. For our enemies behind this push not only seek to strip us of our Rights, they demand we fundamentally transform history, that we denounce our heritage, and that we even disavow our noble ancestors who gave their all for us. These ARE the enemies of which Major General Cleburne forewarned.
Many in our community do not understand what is ultimately at stake here. But our enemies DO. That is why they will not have an honest dialogue with those of us who stand in opposition to them. This is why they ascribe to us the vilest motives and epithets they can hurl – because they know the true motives of their own hearts. They don’t care about our history which they denigrate. They don’t care about our heritage which they slander. They just know we are obstacles in the way of achieving their true goal.
So who are these enemies? They are relatively new on the scene – which is why we did not have these conflicts just a few years ago.
They are Marxist Community Organizers who follow the instructions of their evil godfather Alinsky by coming into our communities, finding the sore spots and then rubbing them raw in order to foment discord and gain more power for themselves. They are wolves in sheep’s clothing who masquerade behind titles such as “Reverend” because, as their high priestess of baby sacrifice Margaret Sanger explained, this is how to deceptively garner good favor in the Christian South.
They are the ones who use the façade of a small local bookstore to nurture and spread contention as they divide our community and put pressure on other businesses to bow to their personal will.
So this, then, is ultimately an existential conflict between the offspring of two very different fathers. We are PROUD to be Sons of the Confederates and we will never bend the knee to these Marxist agitators and instigators. Because we understand what motivates their actions, we are not deceived by their words. Because we know and love our heritage, we honor our fathers who passed it down to us. Because, as Christ said, our enemies are of a different father who has come to lie, to cheat, and to ultimately destroy, they are going about doing his work.
Amen to all that, my friend. With big, fat, clanging bells on.
Cleburne was Irish from the Old Country. He knew from experience. His life and that of five other generals and 6000 men were frittered away in a frontal assault on trenches ordered by John Bell Hood who probably should have been retired to Texas after his wounds at Gettysburg. It was a Confederate Cold Harbor or Battle of the Somme.