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The Culture War

Since the South lost the War Between the States, the North has controlled the writing of main history books as well as the newspapers and information sources in general. If you are not aware of this, please don't be offended by our declaration. As information turns up that may be of interest to those who know the subject of Southern Heritage, we will present it here. If you are new to learning about this subject, we urge you to ask questions or present additional material for possible inclusion here.
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Heston Harvard Speech


battle~1.gif (23551 bytes) Folks,

One of the most buried of American sociological controversies is America's
Culture Wars. Those driving it, of course, would prefer most Americans remain
asleep while their work of destruction rolls quietly and steadily on.

But there are a lot of cowards among us who are not worthy of the heritage we
enjoy. These are the folks who will sell out their ancestors in two seconds
to avoid being called a name or be inconvienced in any way defending their
heritage.

Only a few celebrities have spoken out on the problem. Pat Buchanan is the
only politician that I am aware of, and Charlton Heston the only one from
Hollywood. His Harvard speech below, unknown to most Americans, is a classic. Heritage TV is proud to share it with you.

                                                                                Jim Dean

Charlton Heston addressed the topic 'Winning the Cultural War' at the Harvard Law School Forum, February 16, 1999. Here is the text of that speech: By Charlton Heston© 1999 WorldNetDaily.com

I remember my son when he was 5, explaining to his kindergarten class what his father did for a living. "My Daddy," he said, "pretends to be people." There have been quite a few of them. Prophets from the Old and New
Testaments, a couple of Christian saints, generals of various nationalities and different centuries, several kings, three American presidents, a French cardinal and two geniuses, including Michelangelo. If you want the ceiling
re-painted I'll do my best.

There always seem to be a lot of different fellows up here. I'm never sure which one of them gets to talk. Right now, I guess I'm the guy.

As I pondered our visit tonight it struck me: If my Creator gave me the gift to connect you with the hearts and minds of those great men, then I want to use that same gift now to re-connect you with your own sense of liberty ... your own freedom of thought ... your own compass for what is right. Dedicating the memorial at Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln said of America, "We are now engaged in a great Civil War, testing whether this nation or any
nation so conceived and so dedicated can long endure."

Those words are true again. I believe that we are again engaged in a great civil war, a cultural war that's about to hijack your birthright to think and say what resides in your heart. I fear you no longer trust the pulsing lifeblood of liberty inside you ... the stuff that made this country rise from wilderness into the miracle that it is. Let me back up. About a year ago I became president of the National Rifle Association, which protects the right to keep and bear arms. I ran for office, I was elected, and now I serve ... I serve as a moving target for the media who've called me
everything from "ridiculous" and "duped" to a "brain-injured, senile, crazy old man." I know ... I'm pretty old ... but I sure thank the I Lord ain't senile. As I have stood in the cross hairs of those who target Second Amendment freedoms, I've realized that firearms are not the only issue. No, it's much, much bigger than that. I've come to understand that a cultural war is raging across our land, in which, with Orwellian fervor, certain
acceptable thoughts and speech are mandated.

For example, I marched for civil rights with Dr. King in 1963 ≠ long before Hollywood found it fashionable. But when I told an audience last year that white pride is just as valid as black pride or red pride or anyone else's pride, they called me a racist.

I've worked with brilliantly talented homosexuals all my life. But when I told an audience that gay rights should extend no further than your rights or my rights, I was called a homophobe.

I served in World War II against the Axis powers. But during a speech, when I drew an analogy between singling out innocent Jews and singling out innocent gun owners, I was called an anti-Semite.

Everyone I know knows I would never raise a closed fist against my country. But when I asked an audience to oppose this cultural persecution, I was compared to Timothy McVeigh.

From Time magazine to friends and colleagues, they're essentially saying, "Chuck, how dare you speak your mind. You are using language not authorized for public consumption!"

But I am not afraid. If Americans believed in political correctness, we'd still be King George's boys-subjects bound to the British crown. In his book, "The End of Sanity," Martin Gross writes that "blatantly irrational behavior is rapidly being established as the norm in almost every area of human endeavor. There seem to be new customs, new rules, new anti-intellectual theories regularly foisted on us from every direction.

Underneath, the nation is roiling. Americans know something, without a name is undermining the nation, turning the mind mushy when it comes to separating truth from falsehood and right from wrong. And they don't like it."

Let me read a few examples. At Antioch college in Ohio, young men seeking intimacy with a coed must get verbal permission at each step of the process from kissing to petting to final copulation ... all clearly spelled out in a
printed college directive.

In New Jersey, despite the death of several patients nationwide who had been infected by dentists who had concealed their AIDS --- the state commissioner announced that health providers who are HIV-positive need not. .. NEED NOT ... tell their patients that they are infected.

At William and Mary, students tried to change the name of the school team "The Tribe" because it was supposedly insulting to local Indians, only to learn that authentic Virginia chiefs truly like the name.

In San Francisco, city fathers passed an ordinance protecting the rights of transvestites to cross-dress on the job, and for transsexuals to have separate toilet facilities while undergoing sex change surgery.

In New York City, kids who don't speak a word of Spanish have been placed in bilingual classes to learn their three R's in Spanish solely because their last names sound Hispanic.

At the University of Pennsylvania, in a state where thousands died at Gettysburg opposing slavery, the president of that college officially set up segregated dormitory space for black students.

Yeah, I know ... that's out of bounds now. Dr. King said "Negroes." Jimmy Baldwin and most of us on the March said "black." But it's a no-no now. For me, hyphenated identities are awkward ... particularly "Native-American."

I'm a Native American, for God's sake. I also happen to be a blood-initiated brother of the Miniconjou Sioux. On my wife's side, my grandson is a 13th-generation Native American ... with a capital letter on "American."

Finally, just last month ... David Howard, head of the Washington D.C. Office of Public Advocate, used the word "niggardly" while talking to colleagues about budgetary matters. Of course, 'niggardly' means stingy or scanty. But within days Howard was forced to publicly apologize and resign.

As columnist Tony Snow wrote: "David Howard got fired because some people in public employ were morons who (a) didn't know the meaning of 'niggardly,'  (b) didn't know how to use a dictionary to discover the meaning, and (c) actually demanded that he apologize for their ignorance."

What does all of this mean? It means that telling us what to think has evolved into telling us what to say, so telling us what to do can't be far behind. Before you claim to be a champion of free thought, tell me: Why did political correctness originate on America's campuses? And why do you continue to tolerate it? Why do you, who're supposed to debate ideas, surrender to their suppression?

Let's be honest. Who here thinks your professors can say what they really believe? It scares me to death, and should scare you too, that the superstition of political correctness rules the halls of reason.

You are the best and the brightest. You, here in the fertile cradle of American academia, here in the castle of learning on the Charles River, you are the cream. But I submit that you, and your counterparts across the land,
are the most socially conformed and politically silenced generation since Concord Bridge. And as long as you validate that ... and abide it ... you are - by your grandfathers' standards - cowards.

Here's another example. Right now at more than one major university, Second Amendment scholars and researchers are being told to shut up about their findings or they'll lose their jobs. Why? Because their research findings would undermine big-city mayor's pending lawsuits that seek to extort hundreds of millions of dollars from firearm manufacturers. I don't care what you think about guns. But if you are not shocked at that, I am shocked
at you. Who will guard the raw material of unfettered ideas, if not you? Who will defend the core value of academia, if you supposed soldiers of free thought and expression lay down your arms and plead, "Don't shoot me."

If you talk about race, it does not make you a racist. If you see distinctions between the genders, it does not make you a sexist. If you think critically about a denomination, it does not make you anti-religion. If you accept but don't celebrate homosexuality, it does not make you a homophobe. Don't let America's universities continue to serve as incubators for this rampant epidemic of new McCarthyism.

But what can you do? How can anyone prevail against such pervasive social subjugation? The answer's been here all along. I learned it 36 years ago, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C., standing with Dr.
Martin Luther King and two hundred thousand people. You simply ... disobey. Peaceably, yes. Respectfully, of course. Nonviolently, absolutely. But when told how to think or what to say or how to behave, we don't. We disobey social protocol that stifles and stigmatizes personal freedom. I learned the awesome power of disobedience from Dr. King ... who learned it from Gandhi, and Thoreau and Jesus and every other great man who led those in the right against those with the might.

Disobedience is in our DNA. We feel innate kinship with that Disobedient spirit that tossed tea into Boston Harbor, that sent Thoreau to jail, that refused to sit in the back of the bus, that protested a war in Vietnam. In
that same spirit, I am asking you to disavow cultural correctness with massive disobedience of rogue authority, social directives and onerous law that weaken personal freedom.

But be careful ... it hurts. Disobedience demands that you put yourself at risk. Dr. King stood on lots of balconies. You must be willing to be humiliated ... to endure the modern-day equivalent of the police dogs at Montgomery and the water Cannons at Selma. You must be willing to experience discomfort. I'm not complaining, but my own decades of social activism have taken their toll on me.

Let me tell you a story. A few years back I heard about a rapper named Ice-T who was selling a CD called "Cop Killer" celebrating ambushing and murdering police officers. It was being marketed by none other than Time/Warner, the biggest entertainment conglomerate in the world. Police across the country were outraged. Rightfully so - at least one had been murdered. But Time/Warner was stonewalling because the CD was a cash cow for them, and the media were tiptoeing around it because the rapper was black. I heard Time/Warner had a stockholders meeting scheduled in Beverly Hills. I owned some shares at the time, so I decided to attend. What I did there was against the advice of my family and colleagues. I asked for the floor. To a hushed room of a thousand average American stockholders, I simply read the full lyrics of "Cop Killer" - every vicious, vulgar, instructional word.



"I GOT MY 12 GAUGE SAWED OFF
I GOT MY HEADLIGHTS TURNED OFF
I'm ABOUT TO BUST SOME SHOTS OFF
I'm ABOUT TO DUST SOME COPS OFF..."


It got worse, a lot worse. I won't read the rest of it to you. But trust me, the room was a sea of shocked, frozen, blanched faces. The Time/Warner executives squirmed in their chairs and stared at their shoes. They hated me for that. Then I delivered another volley of sick lyric brimming with racist filth, where Ice-T fantasizes about sodomizing two 12-year old nieces of Al and Tipper Gore. "SHE PUSHED HER BUTT AGAINST MY ..." Well, I won't do to you here what I did to them. Let's just say I left the room in echoing silence. When I read the lyrics to the waiting press corps, one of them said "We can't print that." "I know," I replied, "but Time/Warner is selling it."

Two months later, Time/Warner terminated Ice-T's contract. I'll never be offered another film by Warners, or get a good review from Time magazine.

But disobedience means you must be willing to act, not just talk. When a mugger sues his elderly victim for defending herself ... jam the switchboard of the district attorney's office. When your university is pressured to lower standards until 80 percent of the students graduate with honors ... choke the halls of the board of regents. When an 8-year-oldboy pecks a girl's cheek on the playground and gets hauled into court for sexual harassment ... march on that school and block its doorways.

When someone you elected is seduced by political power and betrays you ... petition them, oust them, banish them. When Time magazine's cover portrays millennium nuts as deranged, crazy Christians holding a cross as it did last month ... boycott their magazine and the products it advertises. So that this nation may long endure, I urge you to follow in the hallowed footsteps of the great disobediences of history that freed exiles, founded religions,
defeated tyrants, and yes, in the hands of an aroused rabble in arms and a few great men, by God's grace, built this country. If Dr. King were here, I think he would agree. Thank you.


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The Issue of Reparations

by Michael Peirce

In 1861 there were, in the Southern states of America, approximately two million free black people. An equal or slightly larger number were held as slaves, who, like the freemen noted previously, had been brought to this continent originally by unscrupulous and unprincipled slave ship captains.

These Northern traders in 'black gold,' purchased human beings from tribal chieftains who sold other Africans whom they had themselves enslaved or captured in the constant tribal wars that characterized life on the 'dark' continent. Being sold as a slave to a white slave trader was a pretty gruesome experience but it pales when compared to the alternative: ritual murder, cannibalism, or a short lifetime of slavery under black masters. By the date noted above, there were more free blacks in the South than there were in the North, both in numbers and percentages. It should be emphasized that free blacks in the South were almost all farmers or tradesmen and had not been merely shown the door, as it were, but freed into a productive and useful lifestyle.

Was slavery as an institution inherently evil? The answer must be a resounding "yes!" So was the Roman empire, which held millions in bondage. Yet God used the trade routes maintained by those wicked Romans to spread the Gospel message of salvation - a message that eventually made its way to the Americas. And to the slaves brought here, it was a message of hope that they might never have heard otherwise. All things, truly, work together for good.

Had slavery ended in the South as it surely would have, as a result of plain old economics, plus the growing revulsion against it by individual Southerners like Robert E. Lee, the current racial divide would not exist.

Indeed, as the British found new sources for cotton, ironically, in Africa, the raison d'Ítre for slavery in the South would have disappeared. Black people, freed willingly by those who knew them personally, would been integrated into a changing economy where their place would have been assured. Sadly, it did not happen that way.

The year 1861 was a dark year for this country, because the US government, at the behest of greedy Northern manufacturers, decided to put a crippling tariff in place that would have virtually bankrupted Southerners, who decided to exercise their constitutional right to withdraw from the Union. President Lincoln, a racist who detested blacks, sent his armies against the Southern states and was defeated repeatedly by highly motivated Southern troops who were fighting for the very land upon which they stood. Driven to desperation, the war criminal Lincoln finally resorted to two policies that continue to haunt this country to this very day: emancipation and total war.

The former policy, it should be very carefully noted, was applied only to the Southern states; General Grant in fact held slaves until very near the end of the decade. He of course was a Northerner and thus, not accountable for his actions. The latter policy, the truly horrific step into the abyss, was the first time use of total war against civilized people. Southerners, both white and free black, where to be beaten into submission with a full-scale attack on what is today called "infrastructure." That means our homes and farms were looted and torched.

Civilians were starved. Free blacks were conscripted as laborers by the Yankee armies and their property confiscated as well. They were, after all, in the words of a Yankee general, just "niggers." The Yankee forces made no effort to discriminate between "contrabands," their term for former slaves, and free black people. Indeed the first major battle of the war, called Bull Run by the Yankees, involved bloody combat on a farm owned by a free black Southerner.

Many Northerners voted against Lincoln in 1864, including over a third of the combat soldiers, because he had turned the war for the union (as they saw it) into a war to end slavery. To retain his power the war criminal Lincoln acted much like his more recent successors, suspending civil rights of all kinds, including the crucial habeas corpus. Thousands were locked up for "suspicion" of being in sympathy with the South, and by extrapolation, of being in sympathy with the United States Constitution. Do the descendants of those who suffered under the despot deserve reparations?

Napoleon, despite his well known reputation for ruthlessness, threw away his chance to retain his crown after the so called "Battle of the Nations" at Leipzig in 1813. It was suggested to the Emperor that he devastate Saxony, scorching the very earth to cover his retreat, but he demurred, calling such a tactic "uncivilized!" Even the First World War, murderous debacle that it was, saw no deliberate attacks against civilians on anything approaching the scale that Lincoln approved against the Southern states. War this horrific was not seen again until Roosevelt unleashed his "terror bombers"against

German civilians, and German forces in Poland and Ukraine mimicked Sherman's murderous "bummers."

So it is obvious that the great grand children of white southerners and black freemen are most certainly owed reparations by the central government, which should be collected from those Northern states whose troops participated in the barbarous and illegal attack on the South.

It would probably be a good idea also to insist that the Naacp and similar organizations pay reparations to the people of this country, black and white, who have suffered under the lash of political correctness and racial divide.

The wounds of war, slavery, and reconstruction will never heal while these opportunists continue to make their living by exploiting racial issues and finding racism in every word and phrase. They have contributed to the decline of intelligent discourse in this country, and with that decline goes freedom, because no one is free who must watch his every word. Since more than half the population of black males in this country are currently or where at one time, incarcerated, makes one gasp in disbelief at the antics of groups like the Naacp, who slavishly support any and all left government policy, yet claim to be for the "advancement of colored people." Their legacy is crime and broken homes.

Those receiving reparations should include the parents of children educated in government schools. Thanks to the slavish adherence to an incredibly stupid ideology, taxpayers were robbed of their money at gunpoint by a despotic government who paid that money to people who are demonstrably incompetent and whose motives are not merely suspect, but well known to be anti-American. So, yes, reparations are an excellent idea.

Black taxpayers in particular are due reparations - as Walter Williams has noted, segregated schools once produced a superior product, and regardless of the moral problems with segregation, the task of a school is to educate, not indoctrinate. Black children are not only coming out of school as dumb as their white counterparts, their self esteem is artificially encouraged which inculcates in them a sense of injustice, as if they are owed something by the rest of us. So the school teachers and government officials should indeed pay reparations to those black students. But mark this well, that money must and should come out of their own pockets; the taxpayers are not responsible for the farce of education in this country. Had we any freedom left, we would not tolerate it. All this travesty is perpetrated at gunpoint, by evil extortionists to whom we, the American people, in our ignorance, believe to be well intentioned. They are not.

Southern white men are most certainly due reparations by the American government. Pay up Yankees or forever shut your sniveling mouths about the "rule of law." The un-constitutional attack perpetrated by Lincoln was the vilest crime committed in the history of this nation, and the worst part of it is that is was committed by Americans against Americans. Yet that modern despot, Clinton, would have us believe that "self determination" is a natural offshoot of democracy, but only of course, in the case of drug smuggling Islamic terrorists, who happen to live near a projected pipeline.

Finally, no essay on reparations would be complete without a passing glance at the activities of the few ignorant black extremists who have spoken out in favor of reparations for the ancestors of black people held as slaves in former days. This very suggestion speaks of an ignorance, and a hubris, of monstrous proportions. Black Americans should get down on their knees and praise a merciful God for that institution that, despite it's wicked nature,

delivered them from them horrors of Africa and exposed them to the saving Word of Christ. Had they remained in Africa, the choices that life would be offering them today are many: mutilation in Sierra Leone, genocide in Ruwanda, AIDS and crime in South Africa, mass shootings in Liberia, cannibalism in Uganda - the list is endless and horrific.

Like the ancient Jews held in bondage for four hundred years in Egypt, black people in America have felt the hand of God on their shoulders, making a way for them where had seemed to be none. Slavery that ultimately delivered the souls of the slaves to Grace must be considered a light burden and no apologies are in order. There is the secular aspect as well - American blacks live in the lap of luxury, and taxpayers have been robbed of three trillion dollars to create a welfare state that ensures that no one "falls between the cracks." That this system has benefited few but the thieving politicians who created it, does not negate that fact that many well meaning people have opened their pocket books and in this country today, there is food, medical care, and housing for all. The option of life in Africa bears scant resemblance.

Our white ancestors embraced slavery as an institution that had existed since the dawn of time. To their credit, they had begun to realize that this institution was by it's very nature evil, and would have ended it peacefully but for the intervention of greedy Northern politicians. Blacks and whites should stand together now, and rejoice in the little bit of freedom that remains, and take back what is rightfully ours, and eschew the lingering hatreds of the reconstruction era, and make for ourselves a country where liberty and justice for all is not just a hollow mockery in the mouth of a treasonous usurper.

- June 23, 2000

Mr. Peirce fought with the Rhodesian freedom fighters (the Ian Smith side, of course).


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