Thursday, 3 September 2015

Protect Stone Mountain

Stone Mountain is a popular beauty spot in Georgia USA; a granite plateau that looms above lush parkland. Carved onto the side of the rocky peak is a magnificent bas-relief, the largest in the world. The sculpture was created in several phases between 1916 and 1972 and depicts three Confederate heroes from the Civil War, the Confederacy's President, Jefferson Davis, Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas J. Stonewall Jackson. The three men are depicted riding along on horseback, their hats held proudly over their hearts. Following the debate over the flying of the Confederate battle flag, see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/keep-flag-up.html, an online petition was started to remove the Confederate flags flying at the entrance to Stone Mountain Park area. The organizer, Shannon Byrne, said: "It's such an insult to the diversity of people that come to visit the mountain!" A black rambler told a news crew: "It offends me on many levels. The first being what it stood for and what the KKK would wave when they hung my ancestors on trees.", see: http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/debate-brewing-over-stone-mountain-parks-confedera/nmnWd/. It's true that a major Ku Klux Klan rally took place at the mountain in 1915. At the end of the news report, almost as an afterthought or disclaimer, the reporter states that under Georgian law, the Stone Mountain sculpture itself is protected... but for how much longer? The drive to erase the history of the old South has so far gone beyond just the flag. There are calls to destroy statues of Southern figures from the Civil War, cemeteries have been desecrated and Confederate soldiers' gravestones vandalized. There is a true Year Zero fervour about these crimes that it's fair to say is not unlike ISIS in the Middle East destroying ancient monuments. How long will it be before the call goes out to dynamite the Stone Mountain sculpture?

Recently I sent an interview request to somebody to appear on HPANWO Radio on an unrelated matter and he replied to say: "Thank you for inviting me to be on your radio show. However, I am hoping to convince you to change your mind about one of your recent posts concerning the Confederate flag issue in the USA. The Confederate flag had only one true purpose in our nation, to divide and conquer based on the evil of slavery. The flag stands for treason and destruction of the nation. The flag was used to oppress the African Americans well into the 1960's regarding segregation and white supremacy. It has no real cultural significance other than insensitivity to the horrors experienced by ancestors of the freed slaves. This country has big race problems right now, and these symbols, flags, statues, monuments etc are symbols of oppression to a great portion of our society. The removal of the flag issue is concerned with banning the flag from public property, government property and grounds. Those who oppose it should not have to pay for its maintenance with their hard earned money. It is insensitive for government bodies to fly it. Private persons have the right, but having the flag on tax payer maintained public property is wrong. If I can convince you of this being the more enlightened position, I would be happy to appear on your show. Otherwise, I'm afraid I will have to decline. If you remove your support for the confederate flag, I will be happy to appear on your show. I think from what I have seen of your work, you are trying to enlighten as well. I hope we can get on the same page on this issue. Warm Regards." This man is one of those calling for the removal of statues of Albert Pike, a southern Civil War general and freemason. It's true Albert Pike was a deeply unpleasant person who was a racist... a real racist for a change, and who clearly knew about the New World Order, so I can genuinely understand his discomfort with the statues of Pike; but once you start erasing the past, where do you stop? There are no sunset clauses on any of these policies; no specific goals or intentions. Could I soon be called "racist!" for drinking a glass of Southern Comfort? Is that really all there is to the South? Was the Confederacy really just a massive concentration camp full of wailing black slaves lying chained up on the ground, while heterosexual white males carrying whips strutted among their prostrate and defenceless bodies cackling demonically? There is something very pernicious about this campaign; although I think my contact means well and truly believes it is the right thing to do. I had a civil and respectful email conversation with my contact, but he did not persuade me to change my mind over the flag, so the interview will not be taking place; that's a shame, but I'm not going to lie; I'm not going to use hypocrisy to get a scoop. As I've said many times, I'm tired of white straight males being constantly regarded as evil. Even though the Klan used to fly the Confederate flag, this doesn't make it invariably a symbol of white supremacy and hatred of black people. It is seen by many, including me, as a symbol of white identity, but what's wrong with that? Every other group is allowed an identity; why are white straight male people not? Also, as I say in my article on the flag, it is a cultural icon of the Deep South, everything to do with that region of the world, from iced tea to river boats. I think this is all cultural Marxism, an Orwellian mind control attack intended to psychologically imprison all people, not just WSM, but of every ethnic group, for example see: http://hpanwo-voice.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/jason-wilson-on-cultural-marxism.html. As I say in my article linked above about the Confederate flag, this new political movement to eliminate the vestiges of the Confederacy is hypocritical, defamatory and deceitful. I am seriously concerned that before long it will indeed turn its malicious eye on the beautiful work of art that is the Stone Mountain sculpture. Forewarned is forearmed; hopefully I will not one day have to write a follow-up article to this one entitled Save Stone Mountain.

10 comments:

Xylomet said...
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Xylomet said...

Dear Ben, I applaud your article and support you in you stance in regards to the issue of the confederate Flag. This is just more Cultural Marxism and in my opinion just attempting to nullify and negativitize any history of rebellion and desire to separate oneself from a system that one does not wish to belong to which the confederate flag means to me.

I am of mixed heritage having Caribbean, Irish, 'White British' (Which probably comprimises of an archaic mix of various 'light' skinned influences on this fair isle) Jewish and Eastern European so even if I wanted to pick a peice of cloth that 'identified' me as a being then i'd have a hard time - not that any arbitrary, temporary, genetic determinates or outward temporary cosmologies can ever define my essential nature anyway (or anybody else's self nature whether they accept this fact or not).

That being said, if those that wish to identify themselves under a nationalistic and/or genetically constrained empirical determinates then they should be able to, as you say many other tribes can validate their identity without any a-priori revolt (except if you hold arbitrary prejudices that most certainly exist). I never have subscribed to 'Black Power', 'Feminism', 'White Power' or any other arbitrary dualistic mentalities.

The issue as you correctly raise is that for some reason a deliberate tension is being engineered which is a classic problem reaction solution, perhaps social-civil-war (which the flag stems from itself.

Whatever the case it is clear that identity and it's parameters (as constraining as they can be when burdoned into all-determining shackles) must not be biased and must be free flowing.

Of coarse, when they are not it is a great way to further divide and pick off the masses who's identities are sullied by false information, history and knowledge.

2015, what a pity, what a pity and we think we are ready for Contact with extraterrestrial life!.

Neil Austin said...

Thanks Ben,

Although it seems overly simplistic of me to state that the Confederacy took an anti-government and, therefore, an anti-establishment stance, it seems to me that all of the latest posturings are pointing towards the same, social-engineering, conclusions.
There are many millions amongst the British people who would put their hats to their hearts in praise to their own slave masters (Royalty) and are indeed encouraged to do so by the MSM. Those that choose not to, are cast as pariahs.
If the programme-du-jour is that the whole history of the slave trade is to be eliminated in the name of political correctness, it seems appropriate that we start at the top and work our way down, rather than start with flag-burning and monument-smashing. I would begin with Royalty...or am I just whistling Dixie?

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Ben Emlyn-Jones said...

Hi Neil and Xylomet. Thanks for your comments. I certainly don't regard the Confederacy as anti-NWO. Far from it. I would not have liked to live there. They also fought a dirty war against the "Yankees" and if they had won I expect border states would have suffered a similar reconstruction. The issue here is one of false history and how it is being used to shape the future. As Orwell said: "He who controls..."

Xylomet said...

Hey Ben. Indeed my friend. I am of the opinion that 'history' as we understand it is not a definitive thing, not just in view of victors always writing the history but of fragments of baggage we carry into the 'future' that are unpacked and re-packed, or like a National Express waiting area completely lost!...............

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