GDG- Shelby's Foote in His Mouth

Robert Lawrence lawrence at rwlcpa.com
Sun Jan 22 10:04:41 CST 2012


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On Jan 22, 2012, at 8:53 AM, "CWMHTours at aol.com" <CWMHTours at aol.com> wrote:

> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
> As an urban resident I would be really pleased if the NAACP  would get 
> young black men to lift their pants up over their butts.  Most of  them in the 
> city have them close to their knees.  I find it incredibly  offensive and it 
> is disgusting to ride behind them on an up escalator in the  subway.  Yet 
> they have time to bitch about the battle flag.
> 
> NAACP is best ignored.
> 
> "Just  the facts, ma'am." 
> 
> Your Most Obediant Servant
> Peter  
> 
> 
> In a message dated 1/22/2012 10:49:14 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
> antietam33 at hotmail.com writes:
> 
> Esteemed  GDG Member Contributes:
> 
> Charles is 100 % correct, The NAACP wont deal  with real issue that has 
> destroyed familiesbecause they know they cant change  the culture so they have 
> to go after the white man 100 yrs ago.plus it helps  with the cash 
> flow.............you may not like what I'm saying but its the  truth  Clarence 
> Hollowell      > From:  CTJoyce at spearwilderman.com
>> Date: Sun, 22 Jan 2012 10:43:38  -0500
>> To: gettysburg at arthes.com
>> Subject: Re: GDG- Shelby's  Foote in His Mouth
>> 
>> Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
>> With respect, it's not just "the NAACP" that finds itself uncomfortable 
> with  Governmental sponsorship of the Confederate Flag, i.e., the Navy Jack. 
> Let's  get back to the Gettysburg Campaign?
>> 
>> Sent from my  iPhone
>> 
>> On Jan 22, 2012, at 10:38 AM, "CWMHTours at aol.com"  <CWMHTours at aol.com> 
> wrote:
>> 
>>> Esteemed GDG Member  Contributes:
>>> RE:  The Conf battle flag.
>>> 
>>> The NAACP is insane and out of touch with  reality.
>>> 
>>> Apparently their big bug is that the flag was used as a  symbol  of 
> white 
>>> supremacy - particularly by the Ku Klux  Klan.
>>> 
>>> But the Klan also used the Bible as the same  symbol.   They used the 
> cross 
>>> for the same also.   They also used the American  flag.  They also used 
> bed 
>>> sheets.
>>> 
>>> So why don't they regard the Bible the  ssame way?
>>> 
>>> Or the cross?
>>> 
>>> Or the  
>>> 
>>> "Just  the facts, ma'am."  
>>> 
>>> Your Most Obediant Servant
>>> Peter  
>>> 
>>> 
>>> In a message dated  1/22/2012 7:54:58 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,  
>>> pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
>>> 
>>> Esteemed  GDG  Member Contributes:
>>> <<So he thinks if African Americans  read the  confederate constitution 
> they
>>> wouldn't oppose  display of the confederate  battle flag.  And 
> emancipation 
>>> of
>>> the slaves was a sin.  The  slaves drifted into  peonage with no agency 
> among
>>> southern whites   whatsoever.  Really, Shelby?>>
>>> 
>>> For what  it is worth, I  attended a Lee-Jackson Day ceremony on 
> Saturday
>>> hosted by a local Sons of  Confederate Veterans Camp.  I have  gotten 
> to know
>>> the commander of the  Camp well, and he has  participated with me in a 
> local
>>> CW  presentation.
>>> 
>>> This past July, this SCV Camp was invited to take part  in  our town 
> July 4
>>> parade.  The Camp agreed, but later  withdrew when they  were informed 
> by the
>>> parade officials  that they could not display the  Confederate flag.
>>> 
>>> On Saturday, I discussed this incident with the Camp  commander, and  
> asked
>>> him whether he and other SCV Camps had considered   displaying the 
>>> Confederate
>>> national flag, rather  than the battleflag, at  public events -- which 
> would
>>> be  much less controversial.
>>> 
>>> The  commander's  response was immediate and adamant that he would not
>>> compromise  his standards about displaying the battleflag in honor of  
> the
>>> heritage of  those who fought under its banner.   Once he got onto this
>>> subject,  frankly it was difficult to  divert him to something more 
> amenable
>>> and less   controversial.
>>> 
>>> It is difficult to find a reasonable  solution or  compromise on this 
> issue.
>>> Our CWRT displays  both the American and  Confederate flags at our 
> meetings.
>>> At  a public ceremony in our town hall  last April in commemoration of  
> the
>>> beginning of the CW, both flags were on   display.
>>> 
>>> However, officials remain reluctant to  have the battleflag on  display 
> in
>>> outdoor events, for fear  of a backlash.
>>> 
>>> Not sure what the  answer to  this problem is, but it certainly does 
> exist.
>>> 
>>> Regards, Tom  Ryan
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
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