Category Neoconfederates

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this article from Milledgeville, Georgia. “Someone vandalized a confederate monument on South Jefferson Street in Milledgeville in the past week. The hands and face of the statue were spray painted black. The city says they’ve filed a police report. … ‘Those that really […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage with this story from Lumberton, North Carolina. “The Robeson County Board of Commissioners voted Monday to relocate the Confederate monument that stands atop the Robeson County Courthouse. Commissioner Pauline Campbell made the motion recommended by board Chair Wixie Stephens, which was to relocate […]

Is Civil War History Being REWRITTEN?!?!?!?!?!

Here’s the latest episode from Atun-Shei Films. Be prepared to laugh. The video’s description reads, “Episode 9 of Checkmate, Lincolnites! Exploring the Lost Cause Myth’s origins in the post-war histories of the white South, and tracing the evolution of Civil War memory over the centuries. Meanwhile, your favorite dimension-straddling occult archaeologist emerges from the shadows […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin this week’s look at the nationwide retreat of confederate heritage at Stone Mountain in Georgia and this article. “A creator has been chosen for the ‘truth-telling’ museum exhibit planned at Stone Mountain Park. Warner Museums, a firm whose credits include several Civil Rights-related exhibits and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with Montgomery, Alabama, where the school board voted to change the names of two high schools named for prominent confederates. “The Montgomery County Board of Education on Thursday reportedly voted to rename Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee high schools after a noted Black chemist, an Alabama judge who made influential rulings during […]

Doug Mastriano’s Political Mad Libs

Doug Mastriano wears a Confederate uniform in a 2013 U.S. Army War College faculty photo I came across this article from Professor Judith Giesberg and Professor Paul Steege. “On Sept. 16, Doug Mastriano, the Republican nominee for governor in Pennsylvania, held a rally in Chambersburg, Penn. featuring Donald Trump, Jr. But the rally’s viral moment […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

There’s not much in confederate heritage this week, but we do have this article from Alabama. “Monuments and statues are magnets for our attention, and Montgomery has its share. But there’s something else I want to show you here. Across the street from the Alabama State Capitol sits an old two-story wooden house with bright […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

A statue of Ambrose P. Hill, who was a lieutenant general in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War, was erected in Richmond, Va., in 1892.Credit…Steve Helber/Associated Press We begin with the biggest news in the week for confederate heritage, seen in this story. “Since 1892, the statue of Ambrose P. Hill, a […]

The Week in Confederate Heritage

We begin with this article about the loudmouth moron from Georgia showing her stupidity and ignorance as usual. “Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tried to make a show of herself standing up for Confederate soldiers and ‘our nation’s history’ on Tuesday night but failed spectacularly and instead revealed her own confusion about the Civil War. The MAGA representative […]

Lost Cause: The Persistence of Bad History

I found this article from 2018. “Developed immediately after the defeat of the South in 1865, the Lost Cause relies on two claims: the War was caused by a conflict over states’ rights, not slavery, and slavery itself was an honorable institution, in which whites and blacks formed contented ‘families’. Thus the political and military leaders […]