MEMO TO CONFEDERATE/CONFEDERACY/RACISM SUPPORTERS...LET'S SET THE RECORD STRAIGHT, AGAIN.
“The Lost Cause” is THE MYTH that describes YOUR Confederate cause as a so-called heroic one against great odds despite YOUR defeat. YOU viewed the American Civil War as an honorable struggle for the Southern way of life while minimizing or denying the central role of slavery. When your ANCESTORS in the 19th century spoke of the "southern way of life," they referred to a way of life founded on white supremacy and supported by the White Christian Institution of Slavery. You can try to rewrite history as much as you like, but Lying today does not change the truth, and Lying does not make it so.
YOUR Lost Cause portrayed the South as more adherent to Christian values than the allegedly greedy North. It portrayed slavery as more benevolent than cruel, alleging that it taught Christianity and "civilization." YOU used the Christian church to justify NOT considering African and African Americans as humans, and the Christian church obliged you. You and the White Christian church considered enslaved Africans as property and not humans, solely based on the color of their skin. Stories of "happy slaves" were often used as propaganda to defend slavery. Many times, they also portrayed slave owners were kind to their slaves.
You argue that slavery was not the main cause of the Civil War. To reach this conclusion, you deny and minimize the wartime writings and speeches of Confederate leaders in favor of postwar views. Yet in the Secessionist Papers of EVERY state that seceded, they listed “SLAVERY’ as the reason for leaving the United States of America. It also means YOUR monuments to the Confederacy and to Confederate War Criminals are monuments to Slavery and monuments to YOUR LIES!
The Cornerstone Speech, also known as the Cornerstone Address, was an oration delivered by YOUR Confederate Vice President Alexander H. Stephens at the Athenaeum in Savannah, Georgia, on March 21, 1861. Stephens' speech applauded white supremacy, defended the enslavement of Africans and African Americans, explained the fundamental differences between the constitutions of the Confederacy and that of the United States, enumerated contrasts between U.S. and Confederate ideologies and beliefs, and laid out the Confederacy's causes for declaring secession. It is remembered mainly as evidence then and now that the "cornerstone" or true foundation of the Confederacy was slavery.
YOUR terminology of Lost Cause is laughable. Bottom line...YOUR Confederacy was an enemy government which was formed to overthrow the United States of America to support Slavery. THE CIVIL WAR WAS FOUGHT TO SUPPORT SLAVERY...END OF STORY!!! ALL YOUR ancestors who fought for and supported the Confederacy were Racist Treasonous War Criminals.
As a card-carrying Racist, when donald trump says, “Make America Great Again” there is no doubt that he is talking about the same ISSUES today that YOUR ancestors talked about when they seceded from the United States of America and fought a war in support of Slavery and Racism. Enslave and Keep the Blacks in their place...THEN AND NOW!
The Struggle Continues!
Rodney. L. Hurst, Sr.