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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tearing Old Dixie Down

Tearing Old Dixie down - August 16, 2017
Baltimore, in the middle of the night
Remember the song, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by Canadian Robbie Robertson, chief songwriter for The Band? Well, they're doing it again - tearing Old Dixie down. 150 years later. First the Confederate flag was banned then Charlottesville happened therefore now all Confederate statues are being torn down so that in the future no one will ever know about the War Between the States. 

"Shhhh! Don't mention the war!" (Basil Fawlty) 

Unfortunately, the effect will be the opposite since "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". (George Santayana)

Just last night the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh, ordered Confederate monuments stealthily removed under the cover of darkness. She thought it "very important to move quickly and quietly."

In a New York Times article, three journalists (Nicholas Fandos, Russell Goldman and Jess Bidgood) stated, "David Goldfield, a professor of history who studies Confederate symbols at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, said the removal of the monuments in Baltimore was likely to be part of a 'rolling cascade' of cities and states ridding themselves of, or at least relocating, similar statues."

Therefore, before YouTube removes music videos about Old Dixie, here's a reminder by Johnny Cash why a civil war must never again be allowed to happen in America


Steve Dalton said...

Susan, the second war between the states has already begun. It's liberal blue states against traditional, conservative red states. And most of the blue states are in the north, and most of the red states are in the south or the west. It's 1861 all over again.

Anonymous said...

Let's hear it for inalienable rights, the Paleo dixie, which the confederacy denied.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

I have no idea what "Paleo dixie" is, but there were many honorable people supporting the Confederacy and it's hard to see the logic of saying that it was okay for the colonies to "secede" from Great Britain and deny the rights of the Southern states to secede from the union -- especially the states that wrote the right of secession into their constitutions like Virginia.

It truly was a war of northern aggression and the South was devastated by what today would be called crimes against humanity if they weren't politically correct because of the demonization of the South.