It’s a New Year and a New New Confederate Army

Folks, I think it’s really going to happen this year. General Goodson is going to make it happen because “once this ride starts…there is no getting off of it.” Grab your favorite coffee mug and climb on board.

[Uploaded to YouTube on January 6, 2014]

19 thoughts on “It’s a New Year and a New New Confederate Army

  1. Jimmy Dick

    Hardcore confederates? A brand new, new confederate army? I really hope the FBI or ATF is making sure this guy is not allowed to purchase or obtain any weapons. This is the perfect example of why we need laws about not letting the mentally ill possess weapons.
    I really want to hear just what he considers a hardcore confederate to be. Based on this video I think he left out racist, bigoted, uneducated, and intolerant. Furthermore what are his plans for creating a government once he “liberates” the South? Is he going to recreate the CSA constitution? If so, does that mean all the black people in the South will become slaves? He would have to reinstate slavery since that is specifically the heart and soul of that constitution. If not, then he would not be a living, breathing hardcore confederate such as those who rebelled against the lawful government of the United States of America.

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      Who gets to define it and why? Isn’t it true that some in the Virginia Flaggers find you to be an embarrassment?

      BTW, here is Richard Williams’s post. It’s pretty good, though he seems to think I am somehow offended by the reference to the WBTS. I was definitely surprised to see it referenced in the description for the journal Civil War History. The post simply reflected that it’s been some time since I’ve come across the reference in a university press book. That’s all.

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      1. Forester

        Well, if Betty means that he isn’t part of the UDC than she is correct for obvious reasons. :D

        Jokes aside, I get what she’s saying. Not all Southerners who care about their heritage are like this guy, and I agree with her.

        You’re right, Kevin, no one gets to truly define what is and is not “Confederate.” However, I think the majority of Southerners follow Lee’s advice, “don’t bring up your sons to detest the United States Government. Recollect that we form one country now. Abandon all these local animosities, and make your sons Americans.”

        I find this sentiment expressed by the words or actions of various Confederate heavyweights (ie, E.P. Alexander, N.B. Forrest, Billy Mahone … the list goes on). Being loyal Americans, letting go of anger and not hating the North is what they advised. The guy in the video is definitely not “one of us” by their standard.

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        1. Kevin Levin Post author

          Jokes aside, I get what she’s saying. Not all Southerners who care about their heritage are like this guy, and I agree with her.

          No disagreement if that is, in fact, what she means.

          However, I think the majority of Southerners follow Lee’s advice, “don’t bring up your sons to detest the United States Government.

          The majority of [white] Southerners probably don’t give any of this much thought.

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          1. Forester

            If you mean that the majority of white southerners don’t give a hoot about the Civil War or what Lee said, you’re right. But I think they’re following his advice in spirit and concept, since most don’t hate the USA (quite the opposite, Southern states are very patriotic).

            Adding “white” is a little bit antagonistic, though. My omission of race was entirely innocent — I didn’t specify “white” Southerners because I was talking about Confederates and context made their ethnicity obvious. “Confederate heritage” always means ‘white’ to me, since I don’t believe in Black Confederates (or the Tooth Fairy, who is much more plausible).

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          2. Betty GIragosian

            Kevin, that is exactly what I meant. This man does not think like the majority of southerners.Try reading the Old Virginia Blog regularly and you will understand us better. We are very much like that of which he writes. As for defining the general, he probably should be shown compassion, for obvious reasons. I am sure that I am regarded as much worse than an embarrassment by the flaggers and it bothers me not at all.

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            1. Kevin Levin Post author

              I do read and enjoy Richard’s blog, though we have different perspectives on most issues. I also very enjoy Robert Moore’s Cenantua’s Blog, which offers a different perspective on Virginia’s history and heritage. I’ve learned that no one speaks for the South or any region for that matter. I have trouble with the idea of “us” in this context.

              As for defining the general, he probably should be shown compassion, for obvious reasons.

              On that point I agree 100%. :-)

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    1. Kevin Levin Post author

      I absolutely love the beginning of the video, where Goodson apologizes for the poor lighting. How does he expect to organize an army when he can’t even figure out the lighting for his videos? The guy is incredibly entertaining.

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  2. Patrick Young

    Best line: 11 minutes in he holds up the CBF and says “If you sleep that flag. If you sh*t that flag” then you should join the New Confederate Army. Or maybe see a gastroenterologist.

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    1. Al Mackey

      Hilarious stuff. What if you did those things *on* the CBF? Does that make you an even better “new confederate?” By the way, I drink water and Diet Coke. I suppose I can’t be a confederate then. [Whew! Dodged another one.]

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  3. Marian Latimer

    OMG, I spit my tea at the screen. I don’t like coffee, so I guess I’m going to his CSA concentration camp. “If you shi* this flag…” So that’s where the flaggers are getting them from.

    OK, that was tasteless, but in my defense, I’m in the middle of a drunken polar vortex in NC. And now, as a former Northerner, I now have to fear for my tea-drinking Yankee hide in the midst of this impending liberation by the NEW Confederate Army. All five of them.

    Excuse me, I can’t type and keep my pinkie in the air…

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  4. Andy Hall

    “Coffee is [the New Confederate Army's] hot beverage of choice. I like mine strong, with a little cream and sugar.”

    So apparently Goodson’s a supporter of hot beverage miscegenation, and the mongrelization of our traditional drinking values. Appalling.

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