The South's Gonna Lie Again
By Richard Girard
"You can hear the Rebels call,
We ain't scared at all.
We don't care what the Yankees say,
The South's gonna rise again."
--Claude King, "The Burning of Atlanta," 1964
"God is on the side of the largest battalions." --Napoleon Bonaparte
When the oligarchs
couldn't make people property any more, due to the abolition of slavery, they
made property--in the form of corporations--people ...
Ever since the end of the Civil War, former prominent soldiers and citizens of the Confederacy, as well as their descendants, have promulgated the mythology of the "Lost Cause:" the idea that the South did not fight the war over the cause of slavery, but rather over the cause of freedom and States' Rights. This myth has created a trinity of secular Southern saints: Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.