I said it almost two-and-a-half years ago and I’ll say it again. The Sons of Confederate Veterans is an un-American organization. They didn’t use to be, but they are.
Back in February, I posted about Jacob Hale, a teenager in Austin, Texas who is campaigning to replace Confederate Heroes Day in Texas with Civil War Remembrance Day.
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 young Jacob testified before the Texas House Committee on Culture, Recreation, and Tourism.
Then someone must have called out, “Send in the clowns,” because a line-up of anti-American morons followed. The chief clown, someone who calls himself “Johnnie Holley,” made this ridiculous statement: “The state of Texas voted to secede from the Union, so any man from Texas who went to fight for the Union was a traitor to his country. So as a Texan I don’t want to honor someone who came and fought against the state of Texas.” He doesn’t want to honor American soldiers. He’s the commander of the Texas Division of the SCV and he doesn’t want to honor American soldiers. That is proof the SCV is an un-American organization. Mr. Holley also shows his racist side: “I don’t care if they move Martin Luther King Day. That would be just fine. Our holiday was established long before his was.” One of the other simpletons claimed, “If we start trying to change the historical record for political reasons, we do great damage to our heritage.” This is hilarious because that buffoon doesn’t even know that “Confederate Heroes Day” has only existed since 1973. “Amid rising calls nationally for a celebration of Martin Luther King’s birthday, the Texas Legislature responded in 1973 with the sort of passive-aggressive hostility so common in the late Civil Rights Era. They consolidated Lee’s and Davis’ birthday holidays into a celebration of the Confederacy which, by pure happenstance of course, would fall at almost the same time as King’s birthday, January 15th.” Not only was it put in place for political reasons, but it was put in place for racist, spiteful political reasons.
You can see some more stupidity out of the Texas SCV here.