Rick opened by talking about a 2001 article in The Trumpet entitled “Rewriting History” by Ryan Malone, what is meant by “rewriting history,” and how, why, and by whom that device is used.
We talked about recent events that are attempts to rewrite history and make southerners ashamed of our heritage. We mentioned events involving Frederick Douglas and Jefferson Davis as two examples that refute many of the accusations currently being leveled at the old south.
Then, we brought ourselves back to current events and proposed the notion that perhaps part of why southern culture/history is under attack is that it is a part of the country that tends to be religions and hold high moral standards, where family values and honesty are important, and right and wrong mean something. In other words, it is a part of the country where the left’s amoral/immoral ideas tend to fall on deaf ears, so maybe we need taking down a peg or two so that we don’t feel so secure in our world view.
We talked about the NC Governor’s wanting to remove Civil War monuments, and the NC law that prevents that from happening without the approval of the General Assembly, and briefly mentioned the fact that CCTA’s State Legislative Action Committee was present at the House hearing on that bill, and how it was handled at the time.
Rick closed us out by recommending that folks watch “Monumental,” a movie by Kirk Cameron which tells the story of America’s beginnings.