“Cant Believe Everything You Find on the Web Bud”

Update: Bonus Material Posted Below.

I told myself that I wasn’t going to cut and paste any longer from the “Gift That Keeps on Giving,” but this is just too good to be true. Gary Adams posted the following yesterday.  Read the post in its entirety or continue here for the highlights.

Southern Heritage Preservation PageHere is just a small sample of the responses from others in the group.

Southern Heritage Preservation GroupWhat’s the saying? Oh yeah, it’s heritage, not history.

Southern Heritage Preservation GroupBonus Material!

Southern Heritage Preservation Group

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth

“Levin’s study is the first of its kind to blueprint and then debunk the mythology of enslaved African Americans who allegedly served voluntarily in behalf of the Confederacy.”–Journal of Southern History

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26 comments… add one
  • Alex Francis Sep 19, 2013 @ 8:38

    Ohhhh, the Stupid!!!! It burnses Us!!!!!

  • Corey Meyer Sep 19, 2013 @ 7:09

    If I remember correctly there is a whole post devoted to the skin disease angle…complete with links to medical sites to try and prove their theory. Sad.

    The Bonus material is sad as well. The comment about why it took 100 years for the development of the Civil Rights movement makes me shake my head. That point is on of the main focuses of my Slavery thru Civil Rights Unit in my US History class.

    • Bryan Cheeseboro Sep 20, 2013 @ 10:30

      In the movie “Glory,” Trip (played by Denzel Washington) was suffering from this skin disease. HJe took his shirt off because he thought they were going to treat him for it. they whipped him instead and he started crying when he realized he made a big mistake.

      • Corey Meyer Sep 20, 2013 @ 11:39

        Oh…is that what that scene was about. Hmmm and to think all these years I thought it was over shoes and hot food that got him whipped.

  • John Heiser Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:40

    Obviously a “troll on here” took their discussion from an open FB site and put it in Civil War Memory. I’m sure YOU knew about that Kevin? 😉
    One of the best comments of all concerns the scars on slave Gordon’s back may actually be some sort of skin disease. “Whipatosis” perhaps?

    • Kevin Levin Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:48

      I am surprised more people haven’t picked u on that one. Than again, Lincoln owning slaves in the White House and after his own death is tough to compete with. 🙂

    • Ken Noe Sep 19, 2013 @ 6:27

      The ‘it’s disease not scars’ explanation has been out there for awhile. I believe it is the brainchild of the prolific internet presence Valerie “Lady Val” Protopapas.

      • Andy Hall Sep 19, 2013 @ 8:48

        The man in the photograph, Gordon, is widely understood to have keloids, an abnormal amount of scarring of a wound — in this case from whipping. Leave it to that bunch to argue it’s a “skin disease” unrelated to being beaten; that’s like saying a CW soldier lost his limb because the regimental surgeon amputated it, unrelated to the Minie ball that shattered the bone.

  • Andy Hall Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:26

    Do I recall that recently those folks had a survey to see what the main focus of the group should be? “Heritage” and “Heritage Defense” together out-polled “Research” by five-to-one. So, yeah.

    Gary, bless his heart, he makes an effort, but in that crowd he’s pissing into the wind. Which, come to think of it, is better than other places he’s tried.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 19, 2013 @ 5:29

      Oh my.

  • Forester Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:40

    Embarrassing. Can I have a new heritage now? I’m ready to sell my Southern DNA or trade with a Yankee at anytime. Just take my genes, they’re yours — no charge. Free to a good home. >_<

    • Kevin Levin Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:42

      What could be more a threat to Confederate heritage than complete ignorance. Incredible.

  • R. Alex Raines Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:20

    Folks, come on. Everyone knows that Abraham Lincoln didn’t die. He’s one of those whachamadoos, an Immortal. Go watch The Highlander. So totally, he owned hundreds of slaves after the war, duh.

  • Corey Meyer Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:09

    Kevin, didn’t you know Lincoln bought and sold slaves during the day and hunted Vampires at night. Common knowledge you won’t find in those Liberal, Marxist, Yankee textbooks.

  • Pat Young Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:06

    Lincoln’s ghost owned slaves.

  • GDBrasher Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:04

    This, my friend, is pure comedy gold.

  • Eric A. Jacobson Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:04

    I bet Lincoln whipped Lee’s slaves. He did have some free time in 1859.

  • Eric A. Jacobson Sep 18, 2013 @ 14:57

    I thought Lincoln died in mid-April 1865, but maybe I’m wrong.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:00

      Great, another South-basher in our midst.

  • Ken Noe Sep 18, 2013 @ 14:53

    Lincoln had slaves in the White House after the war? Wasn’t Lincoln, well, dead after the war?

    • Kevin Levin Sep 18, 2013 @ 14:56

      You obviously hate the South and the Confederacy, Ken. 🙂

      • Ken Noe Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:04

        It’s that contact dermatitis that makes me look like I’ve been repeatedly flogged. It gets to me.

        • Kevin Levin Sep 18, 2013 @ 15:04

          I had a feeling we were going to have some fun with this.

        • Marian Latimer Sep 18, 2013 @ 16:03

          Those bedbugs at Arlington had to be really, really bad…

  • Brooks D. Simpson Sep 18, 2013 @ 14:50

    Lincoln owned slaves in the White House after the war … really.

    • Kevin Levin Sep 18, 2013 @ 14:52

      Get with the program, Simpson. 🙂

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