President Harding Sends the Marines to Attack Gettysburg – 1922… “Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.” | Veterans Today

Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.

Throughout the ’90′s and into the new century many Democrats and Republicans alike competed over who could wipe their feet the hardest on Southern heritage to make themselves more attractive to the black vote. The Republicans have always lost big, and never learned.

A classic was John McCain playing Mr. Veteran, who understood about the sanctity of battle flags in the South Carolina primary. But Carl Rove just gutted McCain there. (Editor’s note: Ted Sampley told me Rove gave him $37,000 to attack McCain. Later, when Rove tried to get Sampley to stop, he refused. We miss Ted, cut out of better cloth than both.)

When he got out West. McCain stated he had just said that to get their vote. I would say, ‘Shame on you John’, but he would just say back, ‘What’s that?’

Georgia’s old 1956 Centennial State Flag

Our Georgia Governor Roy Barnes did the ultimate feet wiping routine here, a steroids version. He pulled a sneak attack on taking the 1956 Georgia State Memorial Flag down through a back door legislative coup.

It had been put up as part of the Civil War Centennial celebrations at the request of Eisenhower asking the states to plan special commemorations. Georgia decided to commemorate its war dead with their battle flag.

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President Harding Sends the Marines to Attack Gettysburg – 1922

  Welcome to Confederate Heritage Month – 2013 – and the Sesquicentennial All Rolled into One

[Note: Dear Folks, this is a rerun of a 2010 classic piece done when I was developing the magazine layout template that you see in all of my articles and those where I do layout editing. This story harkins back to days when Confederate heritage had not been tainted by the political correctness lynch mob that came onto the scene in our generation.]

       …by  Jim W. Dean, VT Editor

Veterans Today – Sesquicentennial Series

Once upon a time where was no political correctness about the Civil War. There were differences of opinion yes, but they were not exploited for political reasons like they are today.

Throughout the ’90′s and into the new century many Democrats and Republicans alike competed over who could wipe their feet the hardest on Southern heritage to make themselves more attractive to the black vote. The Republicans have always lost big, and never learned.

A classic was John McCain playing Mr. Veteran, who understood about the sanctity of battle flags in the South Carolina primary. But Carl Rove just gutted McCain there. (Editor’s note: Ted Sampley told me Rove gave him $37,000 to attack McCain. Later, when Rove tried to get Sampley to stop, he refused. We miss Ted, cut out of better cloth than both.)

When he got out West. McCain stated he had just said that to get their vote. I would say, ‘Shame on you John’, but he would just say back, ‘What’s that?’

Georgia’s old 1956 Centennial State Flag

Our Georgia Governor Roy Barnes did the ultimate feet wiping routine here, a steroids version. He pulled a sneak attack on taking the 1956 Georgia State Memorial Flag down through a back door legislative coup.

It had been put up as part of the Civil War Centennial celebrations at the request of Eisenhower asking the states to plan special commemorations. Georgia decided to commemorate its war dead with their battle flag.

I have a one hour Jim Dean Journal show with Judge John Sammons Bell, and ex-Governor Ernest Vandiver describing that the Centennial celebration was the sole reason to changing over to the Battle Flag design, and that it had little controversy at the time. Judge Bell, was a WWII Marine veteran who got chopped up by a Japanese machine gunner. Not all of him came back.

Governor Barnes was being discussed as a Vice Presidential candidate, and even Democrats are required to denounce their heritage through some very visible public act. We learened that some out of town civil rights leaders flew into Atlanta for the final strategy meeting before the trigger was pulled.

They did the dirty deed and the Dems were swept out of office in the next election, bringing in a Republican governor. Roy Barnes lost, despite a campaign chest of like 22 million to the Repubs $6 million. He and the state black legislators got rid of the flag. They also got rid of all their committee chairmanships which they have had for a long long time. Politically, it was a brain dead stunt.

Marines Pass in Review – Whitehouse – June 20th, 1922

The scourge of political correctness had not descended across the land when Warren Harding was president. But the shadow of death was upon Harding as he only had a year to live.

When the July Gettysburg anniversary was coming up for 1922, he sent the Marines on a march to Gettysburg. Why? Well, to do Pickett’s Charge, that’s why…and wait till you see the pictures below as to who all showed up.

I have never seen brass and bigwigs like this at any reenactment I ever filmed. President Harding even invited the old Confederate Veterans and their wives to the White House before his departing to the battlefield.

The United Confederate Veterans, who were holding their reunion in Richmond, were happy to run up to Washington to commemorate the event.

I assume the old Vets offered their assistance in the upcoming charge, but were regretfully turned down by the president due to their advanced age.

Confederate Veterans at the Whitehouse with Harding

I can’t recollect the last time the Sons of Confederate Veterans got a White House invitation. I will have to check on that and add the news in later. www.scv.org

The Sons of Confederate Veterans had been a low key historical/social group with about five thousand members for some years. The War itself was long forgotten by many in the South, including my people.

My mother’s folks, all Rev War and Confederate descendents from Mississippi never mentioned the War that I can call. And neither did my mother while raising us three kids in western Massachusetts land, the heart of Yankeedom.

But when the political correctness epidemic began to spread, here in the South the NAACP saw an opportunity to revive their failing fortunes back in the early 1990′s. There had been tremendous civil rights progress by then, and they found themselves with declining membership and funds.

They also had a number of scandals with board members, the usual thing, padding the payroll with girlfriends, and stealing money for senior citizen escrow accounts at their law practice, etc.

They found waining interest from young people jumping aboard an NAACP train at the end of it’s line. A new, inexpensive gimmick was need to put some wind back in their sails and cash in the register.

Marines Testing New Mode of Transportation – The Cart

Southern Heritage groups were able to infiltrate the NAACP and they learned that their rabbit out of the hat trick was going to be to call for the removal of all Confederate symbols from public property.

Mind you, there is a Confederate soldier statute in the downtowns of most southern cities and towns, even small ones.

Their strategy was that the folks woud resist this tooth and nail and then the NAACP crowd could jump up and say, “See, we were right, racism still exists and always will until these offensive symbols are removed.”

Some of them upped the ante by wanting no public exposure at all. We are talking museum here, or deep down in the woods. Over the next several years Confederate symbols were converted into ‘objects of hate’…’symbols of slavery’, that no decent person could possibly object to having removed. Liberal media was only too happy to spread the smears for them, and they did.

The end result for the SCV was a huge increase in member up into the 30,000′s. Folks get mad when they see their families being smeared. The organization is stronger than it has ever been. Everybody is a heritage war veteran now. But there is plenty still to do.

The NAACP folks rolled out this scam despite Martin Luther King nor any of his lieutenants having shown any real concern over heritage symbols earlier. They had bigger fish to fry. They also knew that white support of the Civil Rights movement was critical to it’s success, and that a frontal attack on Southern heritage symbols would have been counter productive. The later leadership was not that smart.

As for the Klan, everybody knew they used the federal and the battle flags as smokescreens to hide behind. Their famous march on Washington photo showed them under a sea of American flags, an image that got the airbrush treatment later.

Marine General Smedley Butler rides to Gettysburg

The heritage/cultural wars have slacked off now. Illegal immigration eclipsed the Confederate symbols Jihad.

The black civil rights leadership found themselves in job competition with illegal immigrants who just pushed their people out of the landscaping, hospitality, construction and many factory jobs.

The work ethic problem was no longer being discussed in private. Hispanic workers were openly praised for generally being much better workers for those trades.

I remember reading about a Hispanic lawsuit in a California town to have city and county jobs reapportioned to reflect the new racial makeup, which had turned majority Hispanic.

The black folks down at City Hall told them to go to hell…that they had not not done what they had to do just to give their jobs away, ‘to a bunch of Mexicans’. The blush was off the bloom. The black folks found themselves being ‘displaced’.

Then came the Bush terror years. Their folks could not have cared less for heritage symbols if it cost them a vote or a few dollars. They looted the country from one end to the other, with a lot of help from the Democrats.

I have a one hour Jim Dean Journal show with Judge John Sammons Bell, and ex-Governor Ernest Vandiver describing that the Centennial celebration was the sole reason to changing over to the Battle Flag design, and that it had little controversy at the time. Judge Bell, was a WWII Marine veteran who got chopped up by a Japanese machine gunner. Not all of him came back.

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Governor Barnes was being discussed as a Vice Presidential candidate, and even Democrats are required to denounce their heritage through some very visible public act. We learened that some out of town civil rights leaders flew into Atlanta for the final strategy meeting before the trigger was pulled.

They did the dirty deed and the Dems were swept out of office in the next election, bringing in a Republican governor. Roy Barnes lost, despite a campaign chest of like 22 million to the Repubs $6 million. He and the state black legislators got rid of the flag. They also got rid of all their committee chairmanships which they have had for a long long time. Politically, it was a brain dead stunt.

Marines Pass in Review – Whitehouse – June 20th, 1922

The scourge of political correctness had not descended across the land when Warren Harding was president. But the shadow of death was upon Harding as he only had a year to live.

When the July Gettysburg anniversary was coming up for 1922, he sent the Marines on a march to Gettysburg. Why? Well, to do Pickett’s Charge, that’s why…and wait till you see the pictures below as to who all showed up.

I have never seen brass and bigwigs like this at any reenactment I ever filmed. President Harding even invited the old Confederate Veterans and their wives to the White House before his departing to the battlefield.

The United Confederate Veterans, who were holding their reunion in Richmond, were happy to run up to Washington to commemorate the event.

I assume the old Vets offered their assistance in the upcoming charge, but were regretfully turned down by the president due to their advanced age.

Confederate Veterans at the Whitehouse with Harding

I can’t recollect the last time the Sons of Confederate Veterans got a White House invitation. I will have to check on that and add the news in later. http://www.scv.org………..

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