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An Open Letter & Open Report - Birthday Celebrations/Conversations In The Streets
April 7, 2020
Birthday Celebrations / Conversations In The Streets
Dear Ms. Lunelle,
I would like to join with the people of the South, and many in the North, in wishing you a Happy Birthday, on this day, April 7, 2020. And to thank you so very much for all you do to give meaning to the phrase we of the South so frequently expectorate ... "Deo Vindice!"
And, with this very thought about the Almighty God, I would like to share with you the thoughts from my babies on this day as once again, I would find myself among them as I stood with the Southern Cross in hand.
"Mr. HK, we read what you write all the time," said the lone young white boy who had come to where I stood with three young black ladies, and three young black men, "and it appears to us that you believe that the Southern white man has suffered a historically wrong accounting of himself and his family because of the courageous stand they made against the tyrannical behavior they believe was being used against them and violations of the compact they forged with the Northern factions of this country. Am I right, sir?"
"Yes," would be my reply.
"And, Mr. HK," asked one of the girls, "am I to assume that you believe that the Southern white man lost his faith in the Southern black man because of the appearance that he had climbed into bed during the twelve year period of reconstruction with the Northern factions who continued their plunder of state coffers, and circumventing of the national constitution?"
"Not all black men did that, then or now," was my reply. "However, just like today, those who purport to provide historical revisionist and fake news information to the nation and world, make it seem like the domestic terrorists (NAACP, Southern Poverty Law Center) speak for all blacks, north and south of the Mason Dixon."
"Mr. HK," came the words of yet another young black baby girl, "there are many young blacks who truly believe that the Confederate soldiers monuments are marvelous works of art that speak to the nation and world of a courage that symbolizes the essence of the Southern people (red, yellow, brown, black and white), and readiness to stand for what they believe in. And, they believe in the Constitution and rule of law. And, I believe that there are forces in the 21st century that don't want this nation to feel this. Do you, sir, understand what I am saying?"
I believe that the smile on my face answered the question asked by this beautiful young lady.
The young white boy would announce that they had reached the time that they must go. Had it not been for this terrible plague that has come upon us, I would have hugged them all.
I could only wave and bask in the glorious feeling that they had caused this Southern warrior to have. Again, Happy Birthday. God bless you!
Chairman, Board of Advisors, Southern Legal Resource Center
Member, Save Southern Heritage Florida
Honorary Life Member, Texas Order of Saint George
Honorary Life Member, Zebulon Vance Camp 15, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Recipient, Sons of Confederate Veterans, H.L. Hunley Award
Member, Historic March Across Dixie 20 Mile Club
Honorary Life Member, Forrest Orphans Camp 1744, Sons of Confederate Veterans
Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose
President, Southern Heritage 411