The Enemy Within
We spend a lot of time talking about Yankees, antifa, liberals, and residents of the South who weren’t born here. But, are these groups really our biggest enemies? What of Southern-born folks, many of whom have Confederate ancestors, who turn their backs on their own heritage and family history? The Enemy Within may very well be our greatest foe.
Sadly, our school systems, our historical societies, our heritage groups, our churches, and our own families have fallen short way too often in keeping the truth of our history alive. We sat back in complacency while only the Union viewpoint was taught in our classrooms and while songs like “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” played in our churches. We created a void in many areas that liberals filled with propaganda and lies, paving the way for the environment we are currently living in.
Recently, in Salisbury, North Carolina, some members of St. John’s Lutheran congregation called for removal of a memorial called Fame. The statue depicts an angel holding a dying Confederate soldier. The fact that a memorial to our past family members who died defending their homes is now deemed offensive, even by people who were raised in our communities, is a testament to how desperately we need to educate against the lies and indoctrination.
Saving and caring for our memorials, as well as working to erect more, is crucial. Continuing to be proactive, speak up, engage others and share the truth is the least we can do to defend the honor of our grandfathers, uncles and cousins who fought so valiantly. It’s not just about ancestors, it’s about family. It’s not just about history, it’s about legacy. It’s not just about our past, it’s about our future.
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