Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Charlottesville Blue Ribbon Committee Vice-Chair John Mason Needs a History Lesson

Honorable Members of the Commission:

Professor John Mason, Vice Chair of your "Blue Ribbon Commission on Race, Memorials and Public Spaces," has been quoted as saying that "Robert E. Lee, as everyone knows (?!), commanded the Confederate Armies in a war that the essential purpose of which was to preserve slavery and white supremacy."

This is "the propaganda of the victorious" in a nutshell, touted by "Court Historians" for a hundred and fifty years, and condensed for our politicized, sloganeering, short-attention-span, emoting, low-information-voters in our sound-bite, TV-commercial attuned era.

The truth of the matter - if anyone is interested enough to look into it objectively - is that Robert E. Lee commanded the Confederate Armies defending the South in a war waged against her by the North, whose essential purpose was invasion, conquest, and coerced political allegiance. 

If you take down the statue of Lee, you'd better take down the statues of George Washington while you're at it, and put up statues of Lincoln and George III - or maybe Karl Marx to satisfy the Radical Egalitarians - in their stead.

H. V. Traywick, Jr.

*Photo courtesy Judy Smith Photography


Bruce B. said...

Looks like Professor Mason is a little biased.

Bruce B. said...

Looks like Professor Mason is a little biased.

FriendsOfOakwood said...

This man is so full of mis-directed HATE, it is scary to watch him spew his lies and hate.

Steve Gambone said...

That devout racist Professor Mason is not only math and science challenged, he needs to learn a whole lot of America-Indian history.

Math and science now set the bar for truth and accuracy in ALL conjectures proposed by historians, as well as the conjectures of experts in other fields of study. And there is NO scientifically credible evidence to support his MYTH that the South was trying to preserve the North’s definition of “slavery” and white supremacy.

Everybody has seen modern examples where experts from other fields of study use scientific methods to CORRECT historian goof ups. For example there’s the generations old historian goof that in the original Jamestown, Virginia tragedy there was no cannibalism. Archeologists and forensic experts proved the historians were wrong and so rewrote the history books on the subject.

Historians are notoriously inaccurate in their conjectures and Mason is a racist, myopic, moronic parrot... an America-Indian hating, tunnel vision bird brain repeating a old myth.

The Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee Confederacy was the Third Great Confederacy on this continent called Turtle Island. The George Washington and Thomas Jefferson original US Confederacy was the Second Great Confederacy. And the First Great Confederacy and Constitution of the Iroquois Five Nations was here long before Christopher Columbus got lost and ‘discovered’ this continent.

The Original Confederates, the Iroquois didn’t kill all their enemies. They adopted the enemy children and young men into the Five Nations, educating them as their own family. Heritage was matrilineal, not paternal, in that Original Confederate society mothers replaced their lost loved ones by adoption of the enemy. You belonged to your mother’s clan and male European blood line ancestry doesn’t apply in that system.

By 1776 Southerners had already adopted and adapted Iroquois spirit and traditions to the so called slavery problem. That’s why the Constitution counted the “slaves” as fully human and 3/5 of the way to full citizenship. It’s also why Southerners called their African “slaves” ‘our servants’ or ‘our people’ as well as Aunt and Uncle. They weren’t “slaves” in the original European sense of the word, they were adopted family members, with the same last name, learning a new way of life.

But the North was and still is too racist to understand the Southern adaptation of Iroquois Confederacy traditions of adoption, assimilation and familial heritage and lineage.

Southern “slavery” wasn’t slavery. It was a unique, cultural hybrid. A Revolutionary new way of dealing with “slavery” that wasn’t completely new. A Southern adaptation that was English in its paternal heritage and traditions, Iroquois in its maternal heritage and traditions.

Translate that Southern process of “slave” manumission into our modern world and it’s called “true immigration reform”.

As for that racist Professor... consider suing him for slander and libel in a class action lawsuit. He'll have to try to prove his ridiculous conjecture in front of a jury. When he loses he'll have to pay court costs as well as compensate for pain and suffering.

Then he'll be in the history books.