Monday, December 20, 2010

South Carolina's Slavery Secession Ball

Today is the 150th anniversary of the day that South Carolina seceded from the Union and jumped off a chain of events that led to the War To Perpetuate Slavery.

So how are South Carolinians remembering that odious date?   By hosting a $100 a ticket ball in which people dress in period costumes at Charleston’s Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, eat, dance the Virginia Reel as a band plays “Dixie.” and reenacts the secession ordinance signing ceremony.

Don't even start regurgitating to Moni the Southern revisionist history 'heritage, not hate' arguments or the bullshit 'it wasn't about slavery it was state's rights' line.  The only state's right your ancestors went into treasonous armed insurrection for was to keep my ancestors in chains.

Here it is in black and white, pardon the pun from the South Carolina Declaration of Secession

We affirm that these ends for which this Government was instituted have been defeated, and the Government itself has been made destructive of them by the action of the non-slaveholding States. Those States have assume the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain, have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection.

Of course the South Carolina NAACP is on the case and has already denounced the Secession Ball.   They will hold a peaceful march in Charleston on the day of the event, followed by a meeting and question and answer session focusing on slavery..

“This is nothing more than a celebration of slavery,” stated Lonnie Randolph, president of the South Carolina NAACP in an interview with The State. "The reason this can take place so easily is we’re still suffering the effects of the Confederacy in this state.”
Amen.   They can be happy happy joy joy and remember their good old days now.  But the best part of this whole deal is we get to celebrate April 9, 2015.
The 150th anniversary of Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendering to Union General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Court House and ending the Civil War.  

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