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The intent of this page is to provide an
extensive list of examples of propaganda and disparaging characterizations of southerners, both subtle
and flagrant. This propaganda takes many forms
including newspapers, essays, history books, biographies, films, Internet
websites and much more. Research is not yet
complete and the list of examples is massive. Until
readied for partial publication here, please review these columns by
syndicated columnists Thomas Sowell, Joseph Sobran, Leonard Pitts and
others. The Leonard Pitts column (the "Ignorance" link below) is a
perfect illustration of the "brainwashing" that has taken place since the
failed war. Pitts follows the formula that's been handed
down over the decades.
thousands of Internet sites presenting the cause for Southern
Independence as honorable and there are thousands of website claiming that
the war was merely to preserve slavery. In every case that I've
observed, those who assail the Confederate cause follow a formula.
They will invariably invoke Nazi symbolism or just flat out equate the
Confederate Cause with the Nazi cause. Invariably, they will use the
words hatred, racism, or white supremacy.
Invariably, there will be mention of the KKK, the mixture of modern images
with historical events. Compare their sources. Review the
cited sources to determine the veracity of their "facts." Observe
their methods (emotion vs. logic), discipline of presentation and
language. Note the shrill tone, the self-righteous
indignation. I believe this comparison of websites alone will
persuade the reader that something is "not right" with the "destroy the
Confederate memory" movement. In the near future, this website will
present an unassailable list of flagrant and subtle propaganda
examples. Stay tuned...
"The sword is mighty, but principles laugh at swords.
Overwhelming force may crush truth to earth but, crushed or not the truth
is still the truth." --John S. Tilley,The Coming of the
John Griffin, historian and Southern Patriot, summarized the war and
its aftermath in this way...
There came a time in history for
another band of brothers to stand tall against tyranny in what was
mistakenly called the American Civil War. It was NOT a civil war, and its
sole issue was not slavery. It was a War Between States. It was a
War for Southern Independence. Economics, power, politics, greed and
domination of the Northern interests over the Southern culture and
heritage were the true driving forces behind this
States formed its own nation and it was INVADED by the North. The
war, started by the Northern aggression was a call, as in the First War
for Independence, for men to defend their rights and the
Constitution. Both the Southerners rights and the US Constitution
were being violated by Northern Federal interests. After four long years
of struggle, suffering and sacrifice the Confederate States of America
fell. You may have read many accounts of this war in your history books
written by victors. Truth is listed as the first casualty of war. If
you would like to learn some facts about the CSA, Southern Patriots, and
other brave Southern people, I invite you to do some research and review
the Southern perspective.
all this mean? A summary,
conclusions and call to action follow
in the next sections.
The links below will lead the reader to a reasonably
comprehensive understanding of the Confederate
Propaganda against southern heritage
What does the
Confederate flag represent?
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