Mayor of Tulsa
Dear Mayor Bynum,
I wish to reply to your comments concerning the violence in Charlottesville, VA.
First let me state that those of us who hold dear our Confederate history and heritage do not condone the KKK, Nazis, or any other hate group who have hijacked our flag, but who also are against the cultural genocide of our history and monuments. Those groups do more damage to our cause than any “help” they might believe they are rendering.
Your comment about the flag being “a vanquished flag” is a left-wing, anti-Southern, bigoted comment. Those who make such statements, and those who are foaming at the mouth to erase ALL things Southern and Confederate are grossly ignorant of our TRUE history. The myth that the War of Northern Aggression was about “freeing the slaves” is beyond ludicrous and absurd, and is very easily debunked with facts. Besides Lincoln himself stating that slavery was not the issue (even though he did make it an issue halfway through the war as the North was losing), the proposed Corwin Amendment and the Crittendon-Johnson Resolution prove the war was NOT about slavery. The Corwin Amendment, proposed by Congressman Thomas Corwin of Ohio, would have FOREVER made it illegal to abolish slavery if the seceded states would just return to the union and ratify it. They rejected it. Why? Because slavery was not the issue. Excessive tariffs and an overgrown tyrannical government were the problems. The Crittendon-Johnson Resolution stated that the war was not about interfering “with the rights or established institutions of those states”. IF slavery was the issue, why didn’t Lincoln free the more than 420,000 slaves who were in the union AFTER the Southern states seceded? In fact, he countermanded General Fremont’s order in Missouri and ordered emancipated slaves to be returned to their masters. No sir, it was NOT about slavery.
Our history has been rewritten and force-fed to America for 150 years. No wonder so many are ignorant of the truth. If everyone knew the truth about our history, about how the Northern armies burned, raped, and looted their way across the South and robbed it of it’s natural resources, and trampled the Constitution in the process, and that the problems we have today stem directly from the tyrannical actions of Lincoln and his cronies who created a strong, centralized government and virtually erased state’s rights, the cultural genocide we see taking place today would not be occurring. But we are a divided people because the government has been lying for 150 years about our history and brainwashed generations of people, yet there are millions of us who have done the reading and research and know the truth. We can back up all we say with the facts, and many of them are found in the "Official Records: War of the Rebellion". Not one word in there mentions the war being about slavery. And speaking of slavery, just who do you supposed brought the slaves to America? Not Southerners. It was the New England slave traders who built the ships and brought their cargoes of human flesh to this continent. Not one slave ship ever flew a flag from the CSA, but many flew Old Glory. Now which is the racist flag? Old Glory flew over slavery for 87 years. The Confederate Flag for four years.
Yet the South gets all the blame for slavery and our heroes, who were good Christian men, are slandered and their monuments taken down. This would not be tolerated if it were being done to any other group of people; blacks, Muslims, Indians, etc. But since it is against the South, all the left-wingers and communist media are on board with it. We even have a local “historian” in Tulsa who has a plaque at Crystal City in West Tulsa which has the erroneous and blasphemous phrase “War of Southern Aggression” engraved on it. Our history is being erased, our brave dead slandered, street and school names changed, and our monuments and flags removed because those “offended” call them racist and hateful, which only describes the perpetrators of this genocide. Let me assure you sir, that the Confederate Flag is NOT a “vanquished” flag. It has flown in my yard since the day it was removed from the State Grounds in South Carolina by that scalawag of a governor, who, by the way, celebrates her culture from India, but denied those descendants of Confederate soldiers in her state to do the same. The sale of Confederate flags has gone through the roof. I have to replace mine every six months due to it becoming weather-worn, and I will continue to do so. My ancestors fought an illegal invasion to defend their families and homes from the monstrous federal armies, and I will continue to honor all Confederate dead, black and white, Indian and Jew. It is time for the leaders of our communities, states, and in the federal government to grow a pair, stand up, and tell the truth about our history instead of joining in with the cultural genocide crowd, Hollywood, and the mythical media in furthering the slander and propaganda aimed at our Southern and Confederate history, symbols, and soldiers. This has got to stop. Political correctness is going to destroy this country. Don't be a participant in that. Get a clue, learn the truth, and stand up for what is right. Hint: The cultural genocide of our Southern history is the wrong side, and those who do it and support it are of the same mold as Hitler, Stalin, and ISIS.