This says it all!!!!!!!
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Yeah, I’m going to talk about Burger King right now because it involves you, me, the person sitting next to you, your cat,
your dog, your brothers and sisters, your Mom and Dad..
Everybody in The United States.
Burger King (Market symbol BKW—watch it climb.) is bound and determined to buy out Tim Hortin, a Canadian chain of coffee/doughnut restaurants. No matter what the people at Burger King say, they’re doing this
SPECIFICALLY TO AVOID PAYING THEIR TAXES.
You see, if they buy Tim Hortons, Burger King gets to exploit loopholes in The American Tax Code that lets them PRETEND they’re a Canadian company, not American. This means they will be paying a big chunk of their taxes at lower rates in Canada, not The USA.
Canada gets that dough, not us. Whenever big companies or congress are screwing someone (usually you and I) they have cool names for it. In this case it’s called a TAX INVERSION, instead of TAX DODGING.
A Fortune Magazine article I just read says this could cause The United States about a 20-billion-dollar loss in revenue over the next ten years.
That’s 20 billion out of your pocket, one way or the other. No, seriously. You’re the one who loses in the long run because The Feds will either cut back on social spending to absorb the loss or figure out a way to gouge The Middle Class (again) come tax time.
Okay, technically this is a good moment to buy Burger King Stock, but I’ve decided to boycott their restaurants instead. I’m resisting the allure of making a few bucks day-trading and saving some to boot by not ordering a Whopper any time soon, and
I encourage you to do the same. Go to MacDonaldss, or make a salad, but BOYCOTT BURGER KING to send a message that we are, in fact, paying attention to what they’re doing.
You may want to write to your congressman too. If they get enough letters on a certain subject, they have to pay attention.
Whether or not they do something about it is another story entirely, but bear in mind, earlier this year, Walgreen’s tried to do something similar, and they eventually backed out due to public pressure. It happens.
Wow, besides the fact that you don’t even know that it is spelled McDonald’s, not MacDonald’s, it also shows your naivety.
Let’s make it simple for you, since you seem to be able to only grasp small concepts. A tax inversion is perfectly legal and I applaud Burger King for the move. Businesses are there for only 2 main reasons: to provide a service and make money. When left wing whiners like yourself cry about minimum wage raises, this is the result…along with autonomous machines that will also take your place, along with fewer people hiring you, since they are cutting their labor force, due to people like you and forced government healthcare regulations.
Now onto your claim that the US will lose 20 billion in revenue over 10 years. Cute way to word it there, and also deceitful. The US government (over bloated and out of control with spending) will lose tax money…to their own peril. The US has the HIGHEST CORPORATE tax rate in the world. Burger King is having to shell out almost 40% in taxes. FORTY PERCENT!! In Canada, that tax rate would be around 25%. Hmm, call me crazy, but simple math says, that is better for the company. And since candy asses, like yourself, whine about that minimum wage, it sure seems like, that is they are making more money, they might just have the extra cash to raise their minimum wage, if they choose. But you didn’t think about that, did you?
The simple solution, how about boycotting the government and petition them to lower taxes on everybody. How about electing people to office that want you to have more money in your pocket. If you lower the corporate tax rate, MORE people will be inclined to stay here, expand and hire new employees. More people will be inclined to start new businesses.
Bottom line, GOVERNMENT is the problem, not Burger King. Taxes are the problem, not Burger King. On a side note, I see you also failed to bring up the fact, that Obamoron’s buddy, Warren Buffet, is the one facilitating this business venture. Guess what? Warren Buffet is going to make more money off this too. Maybe you Liberals need to learn a few things about business. Boycott it if you like, it will make it much more pleasant to visit them without cry babies being in the way. More food for those of us who pay ALL the taxes for everyone else who refuses to work. 1 in 3 Americans are on some sort of welfare now….109 million people. That means the rest of us pay their bills, in the way of taxes.
Elect leaders who will fix the economy, lower taxes, balance the budget and make it where everyone has the opportunity to be as rich as we want to be. The government should never be more complicated than a lemonade stand.
If you are going to boycott things, pick the right things. Petition the government to instate term limits on Congress. Petition the government to stop paying people who are out of office for the rest of their lives, at a tune of $174,000 a year. Petition the government to pay Congress the average salary of the state they represent. Did you know that Congress (both House and Senate scheduled to only work a little over 100 days this year?) 100 days of “work” for a minimum of 174,000 bucks a year. Care to add up how many congress members, now retired are sucking billions out of revenue, being paid for life? Why are these people allowed to ride out decades in Congress? Why are these people not kicked out after 6 years and made to go to work, like the rest of us? Petition the government to make the office of President a volunteer, without pay, position. The perks alone are better than any average American can have. Free food, free chef, free plane rides, free vacations, free body guards and the list goes on. You want integrity, make the job a no pay position and you will find integrity.
So change the structure of government and the country will flourish. Call us on the right, crazy, but in reality, we want everyone to work for a living, keep as much as possible in their bank accounts and live a good happy life…without government intrusion. So run along and boycott a Whopper…I will focus on the REAL problems in this country, not someone trying to make more money, which should be your dream too.
The reason there were armed supporters at the Bundy Ranch and not at the Mike Brown Protest is simple: Missouri doesn’t let citizens carry rifles, and Nevada does.
This is the gun control you wanted, Tumblr. You don’t get to complain about it now… this is exactly what you wanted. Only the cops have guns.
SHOTS. FUCKING. FIRED.
Or not, because they can’t have guns
“To the political leaders of America,
I write to you today regarding my concerns about the current state in which we find our beloved planet and your efforts in resolving the many issues we face.
Over the last decade, we have managed to allow our mighty position at the head of the table to dwindle down to a seat at the kids table, with our counsel being received as if it were that of a child making a suggestion on how to cure the world of evil: everyone thinks it is adorable, but no one takes it seriously.
To put it politely, you all are about as successful in global politics as an overweight middle-aged American with a severe case of tetanus trying to perform fellatio on himself.
Understanding that you have the attention span of indigenous forces undergoing rifle training, I give you the options of either reading this letter in its entirety or simply skipping to the last two paragraphs.
Sadly, you neither get the reference about indigenous forces (ask your college educated SMEs and think tanks) nor are you capable of making a decision on what to do next. Go ahead and post a tweet asking for thoughts/advice and hashtag this out with the others. #hashtaggingworldproblemsisabsurd #noseriouslystopit #itisridiculousandembarrassing You have time, this letter will still be here.
Due your ineptitude in your decisions with regard to who we back with foreign aid, and your complete lack of a spine in dealing with global threats, we find ourselves, for the first time in ages, being looked at with eyes filled with disdain and disrespect.
The mere mention of ‘America’ leaves a bad taste in the mouths of our friends and allies. The prospects of being saved by our once-great nation are now nothing more than a fleeting thought in the hearts and minds of Third World Country natives who dream of a life with fewer hardships than ones they currently face—hardships that could be vanquished by the hands of a great nation and its allies.
We have entered into a time in which it is not only possible to spread one’s hate filled rhetoric, it is also actually profitable and protected. Your understanding and misinterpretations of our founding freedoms are being used and twisted to further your own political agendas without any consideration for the people you are meant to represent.
Your understanding (or lack thereof) of our Constitution contributes to the complete madness of a country that is run where someone’s rights to desecrate the flag that represents these very freedoms is more important than the patriotic peoples who stand to protect it. Allowing people to lose houses or be fined for flying the American flag on their property due to it offending someone or being against a housing covenants is beyond ludicrous. It’s both absurd and frightening. These are just a few examples of countless rights that are being used to tear the very fabric of which this country is founded.
You see, all of you have forgotten the very key that makes this country work. You fight for one’s freedoms to express their beliefs regardless of where their loyalties lie. Using our very own founding documents, you argue that it is ones right to speak and act freely on their beliefs, regardless of their view of this great nation.
For fear of offending someone to pure political motivations, you stand up for the very people that wish to tear you down. What you, as well as most Americans have forgotten is this: Those individual rights end where others begin! It may be ones right to protest a certain religions display or another’s stance on certain political views, however, it is also the others right to display and have those stand points.
If one is offended by a shirt displayed with an image of a gun, a flag of our nation, a statue representing their faith in their chosen religion or any other example; that is their right to be offended and speak out. However, it is the others right to wear that shirt, fly that flag, display that statue or whatever else they wish to do. Freedom cannot be one-sided. The complete madness of political correctness is overwhelming.
You have stripped away our 1st Amendment rights by disguising it as political correctness and making the very people that make this country great afraid of offending any and everyone. I use these examples in our own country as the catalyst that has spawned our current position on the global stage.
Through political motivation or just complete incompetence, your methods of governing our country have clouded your views and thought processes for helping forge a united world. We stand at the table, with weak knees and shivering hands. Our word as a nation holding as much weight as that of our President doing curls in the gym. We have all seen the video…
We live in a world where you can contest our very lands with flyovers without consequence. A world where one can sweep through two entire countries, massacring everyone along the way with no fear repercussions. One where sanctions and empty threats are wielded as a mighty sword against the very enemies that threaten our existence. You fail to see that in today’s world, the pen is not mightier than the sword.
You have demonstrated this time and time again over the last 13 years. Take Afghanistan for example. Politics alone have been the source of Taliban resurgence. How could this be? Let me school you. In 2001, a mixture of CIA, Special Forces and other Special Operations Forces (SOF), in very limited numbers, swept through the entire country of Afghanistan, demolishing the Taliban forces that stood in its way. Thinking that the back had been broken, we backed off and brought more and more ground forces in the country.
As time went on, more and more troops arrived and operational control was taken away from the Special Operations types, to make way for conventional commands. Along with this came more and more restricted Rules of Engagement.
Fast forward to 2006. Following more political moves and further NATO control, we found ourselves in an Afghanistan where the freedom of movement for the insurgents is unprecedented in Operation Enduring Freedom—a freedom of movement that not only limits NATO troops ground movements, but also has even the hardest of SOF elements avoiding a drive into Kandahar City. So, NATO asked the US to help. Enter into the timeline, Operation Medusa.
US Special Forces demolished the insurgent forces to the point that insurgent operations in the entire country dropped. The morale of the insurgents also dropped to an all time low, the grounds upon which the new Afghan Government stands, are once again sturdy. Now, fast forward to present day…
What has happened? Are the insurgents in Afghanistan fleeing and backs broken? Far from it. All of this due to your politics. The war effort drawn down to a near standstill due to more and more pointless commands and approval process. All, in which serve to help some pointless commander to further his career and push some pointless political agenda.
You see, the current world in which we find ourselves isn’t one that can be tamed by the pen. The evils of the world find protection behind the shield of your politics. This is due to one simple fact. You have no clue how to play this game. You listen and make decisions based of your Subject Matter Experts who read about war in a book. You base your strategies on the opinions of ‘Think Tanks’ and conventional wisdom. The answers to these problems being spoken by the men on the ground only to be silenced by ‘yes men’. Due to this, you will continue to fail.
Not only will you fail in Afghanistan, you will fail in bringing peace and security back into this world. All of these failures will be caused by you because of one simple factor: none of you have the intestinal fortitude to do what is necessary. You will use your own misguided experiences and delusions gained in your failures in governing our own country as the grounds on which you base your strategies. But understand this, you can’t defeat evil with butterflies and rainbows. And you sure as hell can’t do it with pens and empty words.
Face it, for the most part, our Foreign Policy is a joke and your efforts on the global stage are nothing short of pathetic. Not going into the fact that you all are voted in for the people by the people to do a job, a job in which you are failing. At least you all aren’t receiving a ridiculous paycheck and benefits package for providing a public service. oh wait…
Our saving grace is that there are still a handful of you that will find this, as frustrating as it is, accurate and motivating. But, then again, if that was the case, then we wouldn’t find ourselves in this situation. Oh the conundrum. We have faith in our abilities as a nation. We have faith in our abilities in unconventional war as well as faith in our ability to destroy the current threats to the world given the freedoms and support required to do so.
So, I write to you today calling you out. You have failed. It is time to hand that Capri Sun and straw over before you put your eye out. You’ve been poking at that hole for some time now. You gave it your best lil buddies, but it’s time. Pull those trainers up around your waist, latch down the Velcro, and watch how real men fight wars.
It is time to unleash the hounds. You have had over a decade of war filled with warriors that would gladly step up and fight. These former service members are battle hardened and ready. More importantly, they understand the game. We stand at the gates, waiting to smite all that is evil in this world. You will not defeat the current evils in this world by playing your political chess games because it is spreading at an alarming rate. Unleash us. Back us. Stand behind us.
History has shown us that evil is only successful when the righteous stand aside and do nothing. Let us show the world that it will not tolerate the likes of ISIS or Boko Haram. That there most certainly are repercussions for committing atrocities. Justice will come to them swift and brutal. Step aside and let us do what is necessary! We stand ready!”Army green Beret pens jaw-dropping message to America’s politicians.The writer of this letter is still an active US Army Special Forces member therefore, his name is being withheld. However, his opinion is the farthest thing from being held back- Via The Havok Journal
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Anonymous said: lol "states rights" just another justification for flying a flag that makes many many black people extremely uncomfortable. you might as well be flying a swastika, not even exaggerating.
The swastika (卐 or 卍) (Sanskrit: स्वस्तिक), (also known as the gammadion cross) is a symbol that generally takes the form of an equilateral cross, with its four legs bent at 90 degrees. It is a symbol among the ancient Celts, Indians, and Greeks,as well as in later Buddhism, Jainism, Hinduism, and Nazism, among other cultures and religions.
Yes. Knowledge is power!
H. K. Edgerton Does His Non PC Black History Month
Spending a day with HK as he hits the streets for Black History Month…with a few surprises
[ Editors Note: Most of you are familar with some of the past postings on HK and what an unusual person he is…one of a kind really. The NAACP threw him out, and he never looked back.
We have more than a few here at VT that have been thrown out of a few places. As the old grannies would say, “It builds character.”
HK has enough character for a teacher’s staff meeting, and he likes to hit the streets every now and then with his flag and uniform and rub shoulders with whomever he runs into. He has a lot of impact on many of them, not all, but many…which is a good lesson for the rest of us.
These can sometimes be combat patrols, as young toughs don’t always bring intellectual stimulation or respect for their elders to the table. Those days are long gone. But he has never run from them or ducked for a moment. And I can assure you that not a one of them will ever forget the day they met HK.
He doesn’t forget either and has been sharing his Confederate street preaching for the South, non politically correct encounters for many years now. I have no idea who Ms. Lunelle is, or if she even exists, as she could be an artistic foil that he uses to address his letters to. But it has worked.
When HK passes away, I am sure his ‘Letters to Lunelle’ will be pubished as a book and enter Southern folklore. And without further ado, I bring you the one and only HK Edgerton… Jim W. Dean ]
Subject: An Open Letter & Open Report Sunday & Asheville HighDear Ms. Lunelle,
Sunday morning February 9, 2014, I would don the uniform of the Southern soldier, and post his Colors at the entrance of Cracker Barrel Restaurant in Enka, North Carolina.
I would remain there for three hours in celebration of Black History Month. I would hold conversations with many folks and even accept prayer from the more than 20 who would come to where I stood and who would ask if they could pray for me and the work that I do.
I would later drive to Merrimon Ave., a street like many in Asheville that has a namesake of a Confederate soldier. After parking, I would march some two miles up Merrimon, post the Southern Cross for an hour, after holding several conversations with some very nice people.
Afterwards, I would head to the Folk Art Center in the Blue Ridge parkway for the final act of the play, Fresh Preserve, where I had a small acting part.
Monday morning, February 10, 2014, I would again don the uniform of the Southern soldier in celebration of Black History Month, and post his Colors at the entrance of Asheville High School in Asheville, North Carolina.
After an hour, a young Black Police Resource Officer would come and inform me that as long as I didn’t come on the school property, he would be looking out for my welfare.Shortly thereafter, a White female teacher would come to where I stood, and ask me very politely if I would furl my flag and leave. My reply was that I would not. She went on to tell me about the young impressionable minds that I was affecting, and that one of them might take offense for something that might be said about me and my flag, and a fight would ensue.
I told her that she and the rest of the teachers should tell these Southern babies, with a few Yankee ones thrown in, the truth about not only the Black Confederate Soldier who went off to war, but those Africans who stayed at home and protected those plantations while the men were away, made the implements of war, provided the food stuffs for the Southern armies, and even fought alongside their Southern family.
I told her that she and her peers would celebrate so-called Black History Month and would never mention the likes of Levi Carnine who walk over a thousand miles through the enemy line of the Yankees, delivering letters and monies from the his fellow soldiers to take back home.
And then there was Holt Collier who was responsible for the term, Teddy Bear, after the war while he served as a tracker for President Roosevelt, or John Mills of Hendersonville, who like many of his peers had done, through hardship delivering the remains of his master whom he had gone to war with back home, or Horace King who was a bridge builder for the Confederate Army, and who built the spiral staircase in the Alabama Statehouse.
And let’s not forget the forty-plus Black men who had rode with Forrest to include the grandfather of (Napoleon Nelson) one of my dear friends Nelson Windbush, or even the Honorable Bob Stover of Elizabethton, Tennessee, for whom on June 7, 2014, I will serve as an Honor Guard at the grave of, as he is honored like many other Black Confederates have been.
I told her that there she was, a teacher, not saying one word to the babies about the farce of the Emancipation Proclamation now on display in the YMI Cultural Center being touted as freeing slaves, which had not freed one, or the Corwin Amendment that Lincoln wanted the Southern Politicians to ratify which would have forever kept them in slavery.
She would agreed with me, and tell me that her associates were at war and could not teach the things that I spoke of, and that even I was not allowed on campus on this day to do so.
I told her that it was up to her to keep the peace, and that on this day I would stay, and she and her peers would have to find a way to teach the truth.
She said she would try, and extended her hand for me to shake as I refused and gave her a big hug, as the Black bus driver who had stopped and held up traffic listening to our every word would close his window with a smile and wave.
I am so proud of the many, many Black folks who would shout out my name and wave with their thumbs up, and the many White folks who would do the same on this day at Asheville High School. God bless you.
Your brother, HK
The First Legal Slave Owner in What Would Become the United States was a Black Man31
Today I found out the first legal slave owner, in what would eventually become the United States, was a black man.
The man was Anthony Johnson. Johnson first came over to America as an indentured servant, arriving in 1620 in the Colony of Virginia. He did not come over willingly, as many did, agreeing to become indentured servants in exchange for passage to the New World. Rather, Johnson was captured in Angola by neighboring tribesmen and eventually sold to a merchant who transported him to Virginia, where he was then sold to a tobacco farmer.
Despite this, Johnson was not technically a slave, as most think of it. He was simply required to serve the farmer for a time in exchange for room and board. However, like slaves, indentured servants could be sold or lent out to someone else, and, for the most part, they could be punished how those that owned their contracts saw fit.
One of the biggest differences between slaves and indentured servants was that once the indentured servant’s contract was up, depending on the agreement made with the person paying for transport, often the former servant would be given some small compensation for their services to help them get their start as free individuals. This might include some amount of land, food (often a year’s worth), clothing, and tools.
During their time serving, indentured servants also typically learned some trade as they worked, which was significant for many who chose to make the journey to the Americas as indentured servants- often poor, uneducated individuals, lacking a trade, and in search of the promise of a better life. Because of this, in the early days, most indentured servants in the British colonies in America were actually Irish, English, German, and Scottish, rather than African.
Johnson, of course, didn’t choose to come over. Nevertheless, once in America, he toiled away as a tobacco farmer for the duration of his contract. During this time, he also met a woman (soon to be his wife) named simply “Mary”, who had been brought over to America about two years after Johnson, with her contract also being purchased by the same man who owned Johnson’s contract.
In 1635, after working on the tobacco farm for about 14 years, Johnson was granted his freedom and acquired land and the necessaries to start his own farm. Sources are conflicting on whether he purchased the remaining years on his wife’s contract or whether she completed it, but in the end, the two, with their lives now their own, began working for themselves.
They soon prospered and took advantage of the “headright” system in place for encouraging more colonists, where if you paid to bring a new colonist over, whether purchasing them at the docks or arranging it before hand with someone, you’d be awarded 50 acres of land. Similarly, those who paid their own passage would be given land under this system.
This leads us to 1654. One of Johnson’s servants, John Casor who was brought over from Africa, claimed he was under a “seaven or eight yeares” contract and that he’d completed it. Thus, he asked Johnson for his freedom.
Johnson didn’t see things this way, and denied the request. Despite this, according to Casor, Johnson eventually agreed to allow him to leave, with pressure supposedly coming from Johnson’s family who felt that Casor should be free. Thus, Casor went to work for a man by the name of Robert Parker.
Either Johnson changed his mind or he never said Casor could go, because he soon filed a lawsuit against Parker claiming that Parker stole his servant, and that Casor was Johnson’s for life and was not an indentured servant.
Johnson ultimately won the case, and not only did he get his servant back, but Casor became Johnson’s slave for life as Johnson had said he was. This officially made Johnson the first legal slave owner in the colonies that would eventually become the United States. (There were other slaves before this, just not ones that were legal in the British colonies under common law).
The judge’s decision on the matter was announced as follows:
One has nothing to do with the other. I repeat: there was a black man holding the flag. There is a book called “Lies My Teacher Told Me.” It’s worth reading. Most of what we were taught in American history classes is extremely biased and inaccurate.
This daye Anthony Johnson negro made his complaint to the court against Mr. Robert Parker and declared that hee deteyneth his servant John Casor negro under the pretence that said negro was a free man. The court seriously consideringe and maturely weighing the premisses, doe fynde that the saide Mr. Robert Parker most unjustly keepeth the said Negro from Anthony Johnson his master … It is therefore the Judgement of the Court and ordered That the said John Casor Negro forthwith returne unto the service of the said master Anthony Johnson, And that Mr. Robert Parker make payment of all charges in the suit.
About 7 years later, Virginia made this practice legal for everyone, in 1661, by making it state law for any free white, black, or Indian, to be able to own slaves, along with indentured servants, as they’d been able to have before.
While Johnson’s temporarily gain of being granted the services of one of his indentured servants for life no doubt had a positive affect on his thriving business, ultimately the gradual changing of attitudes in the colonies concerning slavery and race came back to hurt Johnson’s family, with slavery slowly becoming less about one’s original financial situation and more about where you or your ancestors were originally from.
When he died in 1670, rather than his thriving plantation going to his children, the court declared that “as a black man, Anthony Johnson was not a citizen of the colony” and awarded the estate to a white settler. Quite a contrast to the declaration in 1654 by the court that Johnson and his wife were “…inhabitants in Virginia (above thirty years) [and respected for] hard labor and known service.”
- While most of the land in Johnson’s estate was taken away, his children were allowed a small portion of Johnson’s former property to use to provide for themselves, but even that 40 acres was lost by Johnson’s grandson, John Jr., when he was unable to pay his taxes one year.
- While Johnson is generally considered by most historians to be the first legal slave owner in what would become the United States, there was one person who preceded him in 1640 who owned a slave in all but name. The virtual slave was John Punch, ordered to be an indentured servant for life, though by law was still considered an indentured servant with all the rights that went with that. In Punch’s case, he was made a lifelong indentured servant owing to the fact that he tried to leave before his contract was up. When he was captured and brought back, the judge in the matter decided a suitable punishment was to have Punch’s contract continue for the rest of his life.
- What makes Punch’s case even more interesting (and unfair) is that when he ran away, he ran away with two white indentured servants who were also seeking to get out of their contract. The punishment for the white indentured servants was not a lifetime of servitude, though. Rather, they were given 30 lashes with a whip and a mere additional 4 years on their contracts.
- The average price for bringing an indentured servant over to America in the 17th century was just £6. Meaning that under the headright system, as long as you could afford to feed, clothe, and house them, you could acquire 50 acres of land for just over £1 per 10 acres.
- The first Africans to be imported to the Americas were brought over in the 1560s, primarily in areas controlled by Spain. The English colonies didn’t start importing Africans until much later, around 1619, just a couple years before Anthony Johnson was brought over. The first group to the British colonies were imported to Jamestown and comprised of 20 Africans who had been aboard a Spanish ship that was attacked by a Dutch vessel. After the Dutch crew successfully took over the Spanish ship, they were left with 20 Africans who they took to Jamestown and declared were indentured servants, trading them for supplies.
- In Virginia, in 1662, legislatures enacted a law stating that if you owned a slave, not only were they yours for life, but any children of a slave mother would also be a slave, regardless of whether the father was a slave or not. Before this, the father’s status was typically what was used to determine the child’s status, regardless of race or the mother.
- A further change of the laws came in 1670 when a law was passed forbidding those of African or Indian descent from owning any “Christian” slaves. In this case, this did not necessarily mean literal Christian slaves; if you had a black or Indian slave who was a Christian, that was fine, as they were black or Indian, and thus “heathen”, regardless of what they said or believed or even if they were baptized.
- A further hardening of the laws came in 1699. In an attempt to get rid of all the prominent free black people, Virginia enacted a law requiring all free black people to leave the colony, to further cement the majority of free people in the colonies as non-black, and allow the tyranny of the majority with respect to those of African descent to progress unhindered. Many did not have the funds to actually leave, and some chose to ignore the decree, as relationships between whites and free blacks tended to be as you’d expect humans to act towards one another, namely somewhat friendly in many cases; this included some intermarrying, despite the fact that to some extent this was discouraged even then, primarily because Africans were considered “heathens”. Obviously those either from Africa or of African descent who had married someone of European descent weren’t inclined to leave their spouses and homes. In fact, it’s estimated that about 80% of all those non-slaves of African descent in the United States between 1790 and 1810 were a product of this intermarrying in the Virginia colony.
Black leader defends Confederate Flag, responds to violent attackers
Confederate Flag defender, political activist, former President of the Asheville chapter of the NAACP and 52-year-old black man, H.K. Edgerton was recently accosted by two black men while standing by his confederate flag in front of Asheville High School. Though he was appalled by the alleged violent actions of 19-year-old high school drop-out Andre Dewayne and 32-year-old Kevin Miller, he concedes, “I know and understand their pain because they’ve been lied to for so long. A lot of people know nothing about that time in history.”
Describing the event, Edgerton recalls, “A man approached me quickly and when he got a foot away from me, he lunged at me, tried to grab my flag, spit on me, spit on my flag, bent my flag pole. Then another man, who was older, came. I thought he was going to stop him, but he joined in, striking and spitting on me and bending my flag even more.” Edgerton said the incident left lingering injuries to his shoulder.
Though Edgerton empathizes with the anguish of the two men he asserts, “You have to know how to conduct yourselves. And give a man a chance to speak. Many people have heckled me and cursed at me. When giving speeches I’ve had blacks heckle me and they had to be removed in Columbia and Charleston, but never has anyone accosted me or my flag. It is my 1st amendment right to take a stand, and you must not violate my right to do so.”
Edgerton blames the media and the educational system for creating the perception that exists today regarding southern history. “This is a continuation about the lies of the Christian southern white folks during the Civil War. African Americans in this country don’t know a thing about that war and that time. They see that flag and someone says slavery and it all falls apart and they think of Southern Christian white folks as being evil.”
"We can’t let the stars and stripes get away that easy. Never were the stars and bars flag flown over a slave ship. And you want to know why? Because it’s a Christian Battle Flag that was emulated after St. Andrew, Jesus Christ’s first disciple. In 69 A.D. in Petro, Greece — now a part of Russia — St. Andrew was jailed because of his teaching and preaching of Jesus Christ, his Lord and Master, and he was told he was going to be crucified on the cross. He begged that persecutor not to nail him to that Latin cross in the shape of "T" because he was not worthy of being punished the way Jesus Christ had been nailed. So he begged to be tied in an X-shape to the cross and the persecutor did what he asked him to. That X is a Greek symbol to CH, the first two letters in Christ’s name. When St. Andrew was on the cross he continued his teaching of Christ and all the folks started believing him and for three days he remained on that cross teaching and after three days they begged the persecutor to take him down and when he did, St. Andrew came down off that cross and died, and he became a martyr and a saint.
"When (Civil War Confederate ) General Beaureguard decided they needed another flag, he chose the cross of St. Andrew for these reasons. Most Southerners, in fact, did not want to do away with the stars and stripes because they didn’t feel they had done anything wrong. They thought it was the north who was eradicating the Constitution.
"And as for President Lincoln, our American hero, who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. In march of 1861 Abraham Lincoln called all those black leaders in his office and he told them — Even if I set you free you’ll be inferior. You need to get out of the country because I will colonize you. Lincoln proposed the 13th Amendment, being the only President ever to do so. That amendment said Congress would never have the power to interrupt an institution of state. He told the southerners they could keep the slaves if they paid the North a 42% tariff. The South agreed to a 10% tariff but not 42%. So, who I am supposed to blame the institution of slavery on?
"At that time, one of the richest men in the world, John D. Rothchild told his family to put all their money into the Confederacy and described Lincoln as a crook. He said the slaves in the south were better off than the slaves in the north who had to work for next to nothing in the cotton mills.
"The attack on the Confederacy doesn’t get the attention it deserves. These blacks today have no idea what took place back then. (Blacks) earned a place of dignity in that war. If it wasn’t for Africans that war would have lasted four days, not four years. We made all of the implements of war, we fought, we participated — not one slave insurrection happened during that period of time. They did not have whips and guns forcing them to be there. God and his infinite wisdom brought these people here. He brought about a love between master and slave that has never happened before. If you search this empirically then you will know the only one who cared about the African was the man in the south. But we don’t want to face that.
"Bill Clinton’s apology to (the black race) doesn’t mean a thing to me. If Bill Clinton was any kind of a man he would march right down to the Education Secretary and demand that we start telling the truth to all about our history. If there are any apologies to be given, it is me. I need to apologize for walking away from the Christians in the South because I was lied to. Even the NAACP is not a black run operation. The national board is run by white liberals and Jews and I question their motives.
"Those who know their history know that we walked away from the war with dignity. But we took the loyalty we gave to the white man and started believing the lies of the North and now people are believing this madness. But even if you pull this flag from every flag pole and stand in the south you can’t pull it from the hearts of the Christians in the south. If you speak to any blacks in the south my age or older you will find out that most of them had kinship to Confederate Veterans. The more who search their backbone will find out they were a part of this. They want to think they were beaten into this. Wrong. That’s not how it happened.
"Times have changed. In the old south a young man would have never approached an old gray-haired man like myself. We’ve gotten away from that. Had we been left alone by the northern carpet-baggers, we would be better off.
"Now I have to watch the Cuban flag flying in land we used to have and know that they can live in Florida without ever speaking English. And I have to hear John Rocker get off the subway in New York and not even know where he is. Well, come get me John Rocker because I don’t know where we are either and I want to know.
"My fight for my people continues. In all my speeches, I say — Don’t hurt my people, forgive them. We just don’t know. — I grew up with the same lies, claiming that Lincoln liberated and saved me. What a crock. All we have to do is think about this thing and search out the truth. I would encourage all my African-American friends to go to Southern Confederate Veterans’ meetings and they will be greeted open-armed. The only day we will truly be free is when H.K. Edgerton walks out his door and every African-American is holding a Confederate Flag and I will say one thing - Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Praise God, Hallelujah.
"Not one time did Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. put down the Confederate Flag. He wanted blacks and whites to sit and eat together. I asked Dr. Young, one of King’s closest friends, what his feelings were about that flag. He said, Leave it alone. Let’s do something about the things we can do something about, like our children selling drugs on the street. King could never have brought us all together the way he did if he had put down the (Confederate) Flag.
"At first, I was confused by the NAACP putting down the flag, but they just don’t know. I just don’t want my people lied to. I hate to see them led down the path of hate. They’re in the wrong ball game. There was a Machiavellian view in the North - they are different from the south. The bottom line is, if I would have had a choice back then I would have stayed in the South. If the Southern man set a man free he gave them land and a home. The North did not give them anything. You don’t set a man free in the woods without anything.
"But people don’t realize this. One time when I was holding the stars and bars on the street, a black man with dreadlocks told me what I was doing was wrong, and then he called to his white girlfriend and their child across the street. Now, tell me that man is not confused.
"It was the wealthy African leaders who sold the poorer Africans to the slave traders. Blacks want to speak of their African heritage, when it was their heritage who sold them out to slavery. Furthermore, it is not uncommon for blacks today to follow the Muslim religion, and Muslims practice slavery today. But no one wants to talk about that."
If you want to debate someone anon. BRING IT ON. I will excoriate you with truth and real history. Something you obviously don’t know how to look up…or refuse to because it will prove you wrong, over and over again. Here’s the deal though, you can’t hide behind your insignificant grey face, you have to reveal yourself to reply to me. My guess is, you don’t have the balls or wit to do it. Anons reek of cowardice…and you sir/ma’am, are a coward of the highest order. Your move!!
Slavery continues all over the world to this day though… but it is illegal. It is also technically illegal in Africa, but you can’t blame most of Africa for having low capacity states.
The arabs over the course of nearly 14 centuries raped north Africa and southern Europe taking almost 114 million slaves whom were subsequently castrated and killed after a period of years.