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Well, He DID Make the Trains Run on Time. . . .

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on February 15, 2019

In case y’all were wondering when the self-appointed Defenders of Confederate Heritage™ were going to quit pussyfooting around and start openly embracing actual, honest-to-goodness fascists, that date is February 15, 2019.

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  1. jcburden said, on February 15, 2019 at 12:20 pm

    Duce! Duce! Duce! #HeritageHero

    • Andy Hall said, on February 15, 2019 at 12:30 pm

      I feel like the ground just shifted a little. Twice in the last few days I’ve seen two different people, on two different forums, quote the writings of Thomas Dixon, author of “The Clansman,” in justifying their “heritage.”

      • J.B. Richman said, on February 17, 2019 at 7:19 pm

        I wasn’t terribly familiar with Thomas Dixon so I looked him up. I was familiar with “The Birth of A Nation”, having seen it when I was young at a silent movie theater. His family had one other very notable individual, his older brother A.C. Dixon, who was a Baptist preacher who co-edited “The Fundamentals”, and was closely associated with Dwight L. Moody. A .C. Dixon was a pastor in Baltimore, Brooklyn, Boston, London and Chicago. Moody held unsegregated revivals in the South early on, but was soon forced by the locals to segregate them or hold separate meetings. It went against his beliefs, but he felt it was better to comply and hold the meetings than to stop his work in the South.

        A.C. Dixon was able to work in many different locations with differing racial attitudes without a problem. So this Southern family seemed to have two different views of the North within it.

  2. Matt McKeon said, on February 15, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Jesus Christ. One of the very fine people on that side.

  3. Neil Hamilton said, on February 15, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    When I was overseas in foreign countries serving with the US Army, I can still remember the relief and joy I felt when our aircraft returned over US soil.

    There was, and still isn’t, a nation like ours, with all the freedoms and rights we enjoy as citizens of our great nation. Only fools make such stupid and ignorant jibes at it, never fully realizing just how fortunate they are that they can post and spout such nonsense with their right to freedom of speech.

    Proud to be a citizen and to have served.

    Sincerely,
    Neil Hamilton

    • Andy Hall said, on February 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

      It’s bizarre, given that many of these same True Southrons™ take great pride in their own patriotism and their ancestors’ military service across the generations. Maybe they’ve forgotten that more than a few sons of the South died fighting Mussolini and his German allies in the Second World War in North Africa, Sicily, and on the Italian mainland. (I mean, it was in all the papers, right?)

      It’s not simply a figure of speech to say that Benito Mussolini was an enemy of the United States. He literally declared war on this country. What would their parents and grandparents think of this? They should be ashamed of themselves, but that would require an element of self-awareness they obviously lack.

      • Neil Hamilton said, on February 17, 2019 at 7:50 pm

        Andy,

        This is why we can’t take such “heritage” folks seriously about any aspect of history, Civil War or otherwise. They cannot be trusted to know it or make any attempt to study it in any serious manner. It seems their anger at the world twists them into cheerleading and shouting when a serious, quite, read would do them so much better.

        Until that time, we need to be on guard and call them on such fabrications about our common US history. Thanks for doing such on your own forum.

        Sincerely,
        Neil

  4. J.B. Richman said, on February 17, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    The early Country Music star Carson Robison (“The Kansas Jayhawk”) recorded “Mussolini’s Letter to Hitler” during WWII. I have it in my old Country 78 collection. Here is a link to a copy (someone else’s) on YouTube:

    The flip side is Hitler’s reply.

    Pretty much explains everything yo need to know about “Moose”.

  5. Ken Noe said, on February 27, 2019 at 12:41 pm

    Mussolini is suddenly quotable everywhere.
    https://thehill.com/homenews/house/431563-ocasio-cortez-cornyn-feud-over-mussolini-tweet

    • Andy Hall said, on February 27, 2019 at 1:55 pm

      Cornyn’s rise to the upper reaches of the Senate leadership is based on his being able to parrot set talking points, look senatorial, and never, ever rock the boat. His last original thought occurred in 1978, and I think there’s an historical marker out in West Texas somewhere that commemorates that event.


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