Confederates, still a force to be reckoned with –
Commentary by Billy Bearden
Well, finally the election season is over. While I won't go into an entire dissertation
on the who's and why's and other pointless stuff like that, I would like to put
as positive a spin as I can on what has just happened in this election, in regards
to Southern Heritage.
We all should well remember those dark days of January 2001, when then Governor
Barnes stole our beautiful 1956 State Flag. The total destruction of the Georgia
Democratic Party began that week, and on Tuesday November 7th, 2006, the fallout
continued. Lt. Gov. Mark Taylor - the most visible of the flag changers remaining
in power, lost.
To date, 24 members of the 53 that made up the Flagger's "Deck Of Shame"
cards are gone from public office, and well more than two thirds of the original
Barnes regime are out.
Across the Southland, other Anti-Southern politicians have been given walking
papers, too. The biggest surprise was Virginia Senator George Allen, who while
running for reelection used what was perceived as a racial slur. In a blatant
attempt to cozy up to the minority vote, he began trashing the Confederate Flag.
The Virginia Division SCV held a press conference disowning him (he has a cameo
in Gods and Generals, and signed Confederate Heritage & History Month Proclamations
as Virginia Governor). Had he kept the Southern vote, he would still be in power.
Senator Jim Talent of Missouri had shown no talent for appreciating Southern
Heritage, joining Missouri Gov. Holden and Missouri Rep. Gephardt in calling
for the Confederate Battleflag's removal from two Missouri Confederate Cemeteries.
With his statement, "I think it's appropriate to take them down. The flag
is intertwined in people's minds with what was the greatest injustice in the
history of our country and they should come down," EX-Senator Talent has
also joined Holden and Gephardt in the political unemployment line.
Up in Tennessee, Harold Ford, Jr. lost to Bob Corker in a Senate race there.
Mr. Ford is black, and while that in and of itself is not a bad thing, Congressman
Ford had issued a press release Tuesday, August 1, 2000, calling for a public
press conference with then Vice President Al Gore to denounce General Nathan
Bedford Forrest and his career as a Confederate cavalry leader and later a reputed
member of the Ku Klux Klan. I doubt any future press conferences will be held
by the Ford camp.
Turning these PC anti-Southern politicians out of office is no easy task. They
will not go away, and are ever present. Vigilance and taking an active stance
is the key to defending our rights and our ancestors' memories. There are currently
a large number of these types in office in Georgia, who have stood in the way
of Rep. Tim Bearden's Fair Flag Vote (HB15), and they deserve our full attention
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