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Re: [The Southern Nation] REPEAT OF 8 JAN 2000 COLUMBIA, S.C.
From: Wayne David Carlson [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Saturday, January 06, 2007
I sincerely appreciate Mr. Manning's post below as it correctly points out the
need for less personal rancor and invective directed towards those we perceive
as wrong in the means they are using to defend and promote our Christian Southern
heritage. We can sincerely disagree with one another, even strongly, without resorting
to profane attacks on one another.
We can present our arguments and justifications for pursuing a particular strategy
(and avoiding others) in as clear and logical a manner as we are able, then let
the reader/listener draw their own conclusions. As Mr. Manning has pointed out,
none of us in the Heritage Movement have all the answers to the predicament our
people find themselves in. With this in mind, let us avoid the temptation to quickly
pass judgement upon one another based upon the limited knowledge we have about
one anothers motives, character, etc. through this medium.
I hope that future gatherings of Southern patriots, whatever the purpose or wherever
the occasion, will permit many of us to meet for the first time drawing us closer
together. That can only help strengthen the cause and our own resolve.
As much of the dialogue of late has concerned Mr. Edgerton, I can only say that
I first met him at the protest I attended with some Virginia League of the South
members on the occasion of Lincoln's statue dedication at the Tredegar Iron Works
in Richmond. Mr. Edgerton was not only present, in Confederate uniform, but was
very active in leading the protest at the front gates of the Iron Works with chants
of "Lincoln was a racist" etc., all while the numerous "dignitaries"
and other attendees were filing past. I especially enjoyed the airplane circling
overhead trailing a huge banner that read "Sic Semper Tyrannus" ("Thus
always to tyrants") which, as most of you know, is part of Virginia's State
flag and on this occasion reminded the Lincoln idolators just what we thought
of him and this statue). We later went into the Iron Works and christened his
statue in the most appropriate way we could... with bags of birdseed.
Anyway, I was impressed with HK's dedication and leadership in the protest and
was happy to see him there (though it was neither solicited or required).
Speaking only for myself, I welcome Mr. Edgerton's efforts and admire his courage
and dedication in working with Kirk Lyons and the Southern Legal Resource Center
It appears to me that we should welcome any and all who are willing to speak truth
to power and join us in the cause of Southern Liberty and against any and all
that would stand in its way. Let us, in the endeavor, conduct ourselves in a manner
that can only be recounted with pride and honor by our posterity, should we be
blessed to restore that wonderful heritage upon them.
Chairman, Virginia League of the South