What Budweiser Does to Civil War Memory

This little rant starts out over the controversy in Georgia surrounding the sale of SCV vanity license plates, but quickly blossoms into a full-blown interpretation of the Civil War era and Civil War memory. A perfect way to start your day. Let this be a lesson to you, DON’T DRINK AND CIVIL WAR MEMORY.

Warning: Strong Language.

[Uploaded to YouTube on February 19, 2014]

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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18 comments… add one
  • Matt McKeon Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:52

    It’s like a homebrewed version of Drunk History.

  • Jefferson Moon Feb 21, 2014 @ 9:21

    Needs to get out of his parents basement,get a job,lose some weight,find a girlfriend.Also, don’t depend on the BS that comes from the un-American,unpatriotic SCV for your history.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 21, 2014 @ 9:59

      I think you are being too hard on him. 🙂

      • Jefferson Moon Feb 21, 2014 @ 13:22


    • Marian Latimer Feb 21, 2014 @ 21:03

      I’ll chip in a buck to buy him a subscription (or is it a membership?) to OK Cupid. Anyone with me on this?

  • Marian Latimer Feb 20, 2014 @ 16:55

    On behalf of the Upper Midwest, I want to say, this is clearly someone who has been snowed in way too long. OMG. Beer, it’s not just for breakfast anymore. Not his first beer? I’d say it wasn’t his first case of the day. I’m so glad this guy can clearly read the minds of those Southern good old boys and fellow travelers. I have a bridge and some swamp land I want to sell him.

  • Jerry McKenzie Feb 20, 2014 @ 15:08

    Wearing a Coors t-shirt while downing Buds!? I can’t get over that!

    • Marian Latimer Feb 21, 2014 @ 21:08

      He’s a man of the world, LOL.

  • Al Mackey Feb 20, 2014 @ 10:09

    That was just too funny. That quite obviously wasn’t his first can of beer of the day. I’d say he’s killed off enough brain cells by now. I can just imagine an old TV Guide description of this: “A guy mixes beer with a skewed idea of history. Hilarity ensues.”

    • Kevin Levin Feb 20, 2014 @ 10:14

      I love the pauses. Best line: “The only anchor they have is Texas, but that ain’t big enough to keep the whole son’ bitch up.”

  • Bryan Cheeseboro Feb 20, 2014 @ 9:02

    Funny that he said he “went off” on the Sons of Confederate Veterans some time before this video. Based on the views he expresses here, he will be a card-carrying Confederate apologist in a year or two.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 20, 2014 @ 9:28

      I don’t know. He seems pretty much set on moving beyond the Civil War entirely. 🙂

      • Bryan Cheeseboro Feb 20, 2014 @ 12:09

        “I don’t know. He seems pretty much set on moving beyond the Civil War entirely.”

        But if he’s so set on moving on from the war, why does he keep rubbernecking back to it? Many other people heard and saw the same stories he heard, yet they haven’t blogged a video telling everybody to “EFF-ING get the EFF over it!”

        • Kevin Levin Feb 20, 2014 @ 12:11

          “…why does he keep rubbernecking back to it?”

          It’s called alcohol. 🙂

          • Bryan Cheeseboro Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:01

            I showed this video to my wife this morning. She said she expected at any moment his mom was going to yell down from upstairs not to be so loud and to watch his language.

            • Kevin Levin Feb 21, 2014 @ 10:06

              The guy is hilarious. I can only hope that he makes more videos on Civil War topics.

  • GdBrasher Feb 20, 2014 @ 6:43

    Great morning laugh! Perfect example of how a little knowledge and a lot of beer can be a dangerous thing.

    • Kevin Levin Feb 20, 2014 @ 9:28

      Exactly. I like the way he blended a bit of the Lost Cause and neo-Revisionist school.

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