A friend of mine pointed me to a relatively new website about true Southern history. Some of you might enjoy it and some of you might not. Anyway if anyone is interested in checking out The Dixie Republic and learning a few things about our history here in the South, especially stuff you never learned or never will learn from government or mainstream educators. Our great Confederate heroes knew that unless we learned our history for ourselves it would be rewritten by the victors. In the words of Major General Patrick Cleburne:
"Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late... It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision... It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties."
--- Maj. General Patrick R. Cleburne, CSA, January 1864, writing on what would happen if the Confederacy were to be defeated.
Pay close attention to his last two sentences, for that is exactly what has happened to this great nation and I believe that it has become more and more difficult to deny it. As Southerners it is our duty to study and know our true history, for it is a noble one.
"To you, Sons of Confederate Veterans, we will commit the vindication of the cause for which we fought. To your strength will be given the defense of the Confederate soldier's good name, the guardianship of his history, the emulation of his virtues, the perpetuation of those principles which he loved and which you love also, and those ideals which made him glorious and which you also cherish. Remember, it is your duty to see that the true history of the South is presented to future generations."
--- Lt. General Stephen Dill Lee, Commander General, United Confederate Veterans, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 25, 1906.
The cause of the Confederacy was a noble cause and one that has not ceased to exist, we stand for this cause today more than ever. The only difference between now and then is that many of the states, no matter north or south east or west, now stands with us. I fear that it is now too little too late, however and that they talons of apostasy and treason have sunk in too deep for too long. I will close with the words of General Robert E. Lee:
"All that the South has ever desired was the Union as established by our forefathers should be preserved and that the government as originally organized should be administered in purity and truth."
--- General Robert E. Lee, CSA