Predictably, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people, an openly racial, Left-wing group which opposes Southern heritage, is against efforts in Texas by the Sons of Confederate Veterans to get a State license plate for the heritage organisation. CBS DFW has a story about the controversy (which includes a poll on the license plate – please vote). As expected, the major US media company quotes NAACP leaders at length as they slam the Confederate flag. Notice in particular their statist attitude, complete loyalty to the US Empire and staggering historical ignorance, as demonstrated int the excerpt below:
Mr. Hilary Shelton, with the NAACP in Washington, D.C., said that the Civil War [sic] may not be something we want to celebrate.
“When many look at that history, we think about it in terms of secession, that is we were seceding from the Union in the southern parts of the country,” explained Shelton. “Many would view that, quite frankly, as treason, because they meant to actually destroy the existing governmental structure. But when we dig deeper, the issue becomes even more offensive to many African Americans and those that sought freedom for those of darker skin in our country.”
“When you understand the Confederate history, and what it stood for,” said Dallas resident Mark Jones, “it’s directly slapping African Americans in the face.”
In terms of the Civil War[sic] , Shelton said that the Confederate flag was actually very un-American. “It was the flag that was flown during a war to actually tear the nation apart,” Shelton explained.
“I don’t think that this will unify us,” said Carrollton resident Carolina Arreola. “Our patriotism is to the United States flag.”
But the Texas Sons of Confederate Veterans [SCV] have renewed their push for a Texas license plate that includes the rebel flag in its design….
Currently, nine states already allow the license plates. A statement in a recent newsletter from the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans said, “…the Florida Division, the eleventh state, has just filed a lawsuit against the DOT there after their request was denied. I am confident their case will prevail, because legal precedents are in place. I am hopeful that the Texas DOT also realizes this as they consider our application.”
Of course, Mr Shelton does not seem to be aware of the fact that the US is a union, not a nation. Not once is the word “nation” used in the US Constitution. And the SCV is not celebrating Lincoln’s conquest of the South (which Mr Shelton inaccurately calls a “civil war”) but rather the heroic resistance of the Southern people to invasion and conquest and the traditional Southern identity, values and culture that our people associate with the Southern Cross. Nor was the Confederacy “un-American.” Firstly, it was located in the Americas. Secondly, its name was the Confederate States of America. Thirdly, its seal pictured George Washington. Fourthly, many of the Confederate leaders were direct descendants of Revolutionary War heroes, many of which looked upon their resistance to outside invasion as the Second American War of Independence. Fifthly, the principle of secession, enshrined in the Declaration of Independence, is extremely American – it’s how “America” came to be in the first place. So, Mr Shelton seems hopelessly wrong on so many points that having an intelligent conversation with the man would probably be futile. Informing Texans of the group’s anti-Southern agenda and pointing out the historical ignorance of NAACP leaders like Mr Shelton is a far more worth-while pursuit.