Monday, June 12, 2017

Allison Wicks, "D Magazine," American Ideas Institute, "American Conservative"

American Conservative has published another article defending Confederate monuments by Quentin B. Fairchild.

Intellectually it is just so much thrashing but represents the type of arguments we will face.

I think that what is important is to know which players are behind it.

American Conservative is published by the American Ideas Institute.  The masthead for the magazine and the board of directors for the American Ideas Institute are at this web page.

You will see that Allison Wicks is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and the publisher of D Magazine.

This is the 2nd article American Conservative has published defending Confederate statues.

This is an earlier blog on a previous article in American Conservative defending Confederate monuments by Rod Dreher.

I am not surprised that American Conservative is taking the lead to defend Confederate monuments. In their pages I have found many persons who contributed to Southern Partisan or Chronicles or otherwise are involved in neo-Confederate groups.

Reactionary Dallas appears to be mobilizing to defend Confederate monuments.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Article in "The Atlantic," The True History of the South Is Not Being Erased.

Garrett Epps has this article, "The True History of the South Is Not Being Erased," in The Atlantic.

The subtitle is, "Taking down Confederate monuments helps confront the past, not obscure it."

He has a reference to an earlier article, "The Motionless Ghosts That Haunt the South," in The Atlantic also. In that article he says it is time to take the statues down.

He is mentioned as a "Richmond native."

The article "True History" is in response to the reaction he got from his "Ghosts" article.

Epps rejects the ridiculous claim that removing monuments is erasing history.

I post these two articles as a resource for when we start acting to bring down the Robert E. Lee monument and other Confederate monuments and face the usual excuses and rationalizations for them.

I plan on blogging these articles so that when have a full resource when we start our effort.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

The Myth of the Kindly General Lee

In short as the article states:

The strangest part about the continued personality cult of Robert E. Lee is how few of the qualities his admirers profess to see in him he actually possessed.
The myth of Lee goes something like this: He was a brilliant strategist and devoted Christian man who abhorred slavery and labored tirelessly after the war to bring the country back together.

The author, Adam Stevens, goes on to demolish these myths.

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Dallas City Councilman calls for the removal of the Robert E. Lee statue

The discussion of Confederate monuments has started in Dallas, Texas.  The following is one article.

This is the Dallas Morning News editorial on the topic.

I am thinking that the Dallas business community is deciding that Confederate monuments are negative contributions to the image of the city.