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An Open Letter & Open Report / Conversations In The Streets / Cultural Genocide
December 18, 2019
Conversations In The Streets / Cultural Genocide
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
There I was standing with the Southern Cross in hand surrounded by a group of very agitated citizens whose only conversation turned to the criminal acts performed against Silent Sam at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and that Cenotaph of the Honorable General, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and his wife at Forest Park in Memphis, Tennessee.
Mr. Edgerton at the base of Silent Sam
I was confronted first by an elderly gentleman whose comment was that "the Sons of Confederate Veterans had turned into a band of money grubbing whores" who are selling out our culture and our desire to memorialize the memory of our war dead who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the defense of our home.
"Yeah," would come the cry of another. "And don't forget the dereliction of our appointed Southern politicians," and the many Yankees who now sit on our boards and commissions with them, who have forgotten that we, as a region and people, mourn our war dead and honor them with these Cenotaphs that are placed in public places to be shared with by unshakeable trust that they will forever have the veil, and shield of the first amendment to protect them.
And, furthermore, for the Sons to accept money to remove them from these spaces is a "sell out the Charge" that the Honorable General Stephen Dill Lee placed upon them to protect the Confederate soldier's good name. It is the "worse decision" that their leadership could have ever made.
And, came the word of yet another. Please, let's not forget the "sleazy deal" set up by that Yankee Mayor of Memphis from Indiana, and that traitor Commissioner who forged that corrupt land deal in Forest Park, just like any scalawag would have done. There is no rule of law for the South.
And, while we have an honorable yankee president, it is getting closer to Civil War again. We, here in the South, mourn and remember our dead, and the time has come upon us to defend them since the judiciary and law won't. "You go back and tell that to the Sons of Confederate Veterans leadership that this message comes from the many citizens who are victims of this crime against the citizens of this state."
And, I said that I would, as I pondered what to do about Memphis and General Forrest or, better yet, what would all those Africans who loved him, to include those who rode with him to the end of the unpleasantness, and the Pole Bearers Association of Africans who paid honor and homage to him. God bless you!
A Loyal Southern Man