Monthly Archives: June 2020

Here’s What You Can Do

(June 30, 2020) As America is threatened with a new dark age of tyrannical rule by a cultural priesthood of narcissistic elites, you may be looking for something you can do to combat it. Since the mass attacks on Confederate statues a month ago I get daily emails from “experts” that haven’t taken a stand in months. They  endlessly lament the situation and ask for money. That’s not good enough.

Yesterday I suggested that those of you who are fed-up with mainstream media may want to disconnect your cable TV service and rely on the Internet for news, opinion and entertainment. Undeniably, the Net has plenty of garbage, but without cable TV you’ll want to find other news sources and become familiar with people smarter than us who are trying to build platforms that combat the evil zeitgeist.

What you can do. If you are trying to decide on an action you want to take, watch the Andrew Klavan episode above and decide for yourself if you want to help him.

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To defend Confederate Heritage get informed by purchasing and reading the books at  My Amazon Author Page.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide by Philip Leigh
Trading With the Enemy by Philip Leigh
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies by Philip Leigh
Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh
U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency by Philip Leigh
The Devil’s Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era by Philip Leigh

 

Combating the Corrupted Mainstream Media

(June 29, 2020) Today’s mainstream media is so driven by personal hatred that it unites on a solitary objective to defeat President Donald Trump in the autumn elections. They are thoroughly corrupted and will actively spread lies to achieve their goal. Consider three examples.

  1. Last week The Washington Post falsely claimed that Trump lied when he remarked that the highest crime cities were controlled by Democrats. The above graph proved The Post wrong. Nonetheless, they lamely argued that not all of the cities were controlled by Democrats. Yeah, that’s right. Among the forty cities in the graph above only one, Jacksonville, Florida, had a Republican mayor and three others had independents. Ninety percent of the mayors were Democrats.
  2. Bubba Wallace recently claimed he was a victim of racism at NASCAR because a “noose” was found hanging in the garage assigned to his car. The incident immediately dominated the media for two days and was generally assumed to be true.  A day after the NASCAR march of solidarity, however, FBI investigators disclosed that the “noose” was merely a garage door pull-down rope. Moreover, it had been in place for at least half a year before Bubba was assigned the garage for last week’s race. Even after the FBI proved it was a hoax, Wallace was interviewed on TV where he repeated that he was a victim and implied that anyone who disagreed is a racist. The media went along with the lie because the incident happened in Alabama, which had been a Trump-voter stronghold. What better way to show that Trump was a racist and get him defeated in the November election?
  3. Recently, one glamorous Fox Business Channel journalist opined that all Confederate  statues should be torn down because she doesn’t know anyone who wants them to remain. There could be no greater proof that journalists are cloistered and get their opinions only from others who think like them.

What You Can Do: Discontinue cable TV service and rely on the Internet. Since the sports teams have also corrupted themselves with race-bating and media sources like ESPN are among the most bigoted, cut the cord.

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To defend Confederate Heritage get informed by purchasing and reading the books at  My Amazon Author Page.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide by Philip Leigh
Trading With the Enemy by Philip Leigh
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies by Philip Leigh
Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh
U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency by Philip Leigh
The Devil’s Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era by Philip Leigh

Donating $410 to United Daughters of Confederacy

(June 27, 2020) Thanks to those of you who bought my books since the UDC Headquarters was vandalized. Today I am donating $410 to the United Daughters of the Confederacy restoration fund on your behalf.

June 27, 2020

Treasurer General
UDC
328 Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220-4009

Dear Ms. Treasurer-General:

Enclosed is a check in the amount of $410 for your restoration fund.

It results from a pledge I made to donate $10 for each copy of my books on the Civil War and Reconstruction sold since your Headquarters were vandalized.

Sincerely yours,

Philip Leigh
phil_leigh(at)me.com*

 

Thanks to all who participated. I pledge to continue making donations for anyone who buys the books below from me directly as long a my personal inventory lasts.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide (Hardcover $28)
Southern Reconstruction (Softcover $22)
Trading With the Enemy (Hardcover $26)
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies (Softcover $19)
Ulysses Grant’s Failed Presidency (Softcover $22)
Co. Aytch: Illustrated & Annotated (Softcover $20)**
The Devil’s Town (Softcover $20)**

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** Lower prices available at Amazon

 

Venezuela Tore Down Statues

(June 26, 2020) After Hugo Chávez took over Venezuela he tore down statutes of previous national heroes, changed the academic curriculum to fit his agenda, banned movies and TV programs and generally censored dissent. Today Venezuelans are roasting cats because they don’t have enough food even though they were once the wealthiest country in South America. Watch the five minute video below to see a former Venezuelan warn us what can happen here. 

 

Actions you can take: 

  1. Senior citizens: Don’t leave a legacy to most any of America’s colleges. Outside of STEM they are corrupted and will not change unless a lack of money forces them to.
  2. Parents with children in college: Write the college president to say that you do not want the school to censor speakers merely because they disagree with the majority viewpoints of academia. Presently, such censorship has caused 100 professors at Washington & Lee to “demand” that the school drop Lee’s name. That’s a large number for a small school.

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To defend Confederate Heritage get informed by purchasing and reading the books at  My Amazon Author Page.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide by Philip Leigh
Trading With the Enemy by Philip Leigh
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies by Philip Leigh
Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh
U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency by Philip Leigh
The Devil’s Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era by Philip Leigh

 

Bill Barr Will Prosecute Statue Vandals

(June 25, 2020) In the thirty minute interview below released earlier today Attorney General Bill Barr confirms the Federal government will prosecute vandals that have destroyed or defaced monuments on Federal property.

Action you can take:  

  1. If you are angered about the anarchy that has taken over the “protest” mobs, consider supporting Mr. Barr and President Trump.
  2. Don’t use weak arguments to support Confederate memorials. Remarks that claim the South paid 80% of America’s antebellum tariffs, for example, cause our mission to be ridiculed. One way to get the facts is by reading my books below. Consider especially Ulysses Grant’s Failed Presidency and Southern Reconstruction to understand how the media and academia have corrupted the history of the postbellum South.

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To defend Confederate Heritage get informed by purchasing and reading the books at  My Amazon Author Page.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide by Philip Leigh
Trading With the Enemy by Philip Leigh
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies by Philip Leigh
Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh
U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency by Philip Leigh
The Devil’s Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era by Philip Leigh

Faulting HBO on Gone With the Wind

(June 22, 2020) HBO’s decision to suspend Gone With the Wind and renew it later with modern “contextualization” is capitulation to modern race baiters. Contrary to popular belief the movie does not glorify the Confederacy. Instead, it is quite good at underscoring the flaws in Southern antebellum society.

Scarlett is a bit of a phony and a scamp. She imagines herself a highborn lady of a superior culture, but she will compromise herself to get what she wants. She chases after Ashley Wilkes who symbolizes the plantation society but is also weaker than his symbol. Despite being married to a virtuous lady he draws Scarlett along thereby betraying the nobility he is supposed to represent. In short, the movie shows that Ashley and Scarlett both fail to be what they seem at first, indirectly revealing faults in the foundation of plantation life.


Rhett is a blockade-running rogue. Unlike Ashely and Scarlett he does not pretend to be something else. Since he lives by an independent code, which he will not break, others trust him. Although he is physically drawn to Scarlett he repeatedly mocks her phoniness until their young daughter dies, breaking his last bond to the dishonest Scarlett. Beauty alone was not enough to hold a man who was true to his code.

Meanwhile the story portrays slaves and ex-slaves as compassionate and level-headed. Contrary to criticisms, it undeniably shows them building the foundations of Southern society and its defenses. Yet, in the end Rhett joins the fight to defend the society he mocks. Ultimately, his loyalty is to his own people, despite their flaws. In that sense, they are much like a family.

Much of the movie’s message is missed by modern critics because they are unable to detect nuance, a skill they falsely believe to be uniquely theirs. While we can all cringe at moments of black characterization, the movie is generally critical of the South in its original 1939 context. It needs no additional “contextualization” by “experts” who cannot discern anything beyond their narrow field of vision. Finally, nobody should ignore that Gone With the Wind actually advanced race relations eighty years ago by awarding the first Academy Award to a black.

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To defend Confederate Heritage get informed by purchasing and reading the books at  My Amazon Author Page.

The Confederacy at Flood Tide by Philip Leigh
Trading With the Enemy by Philip Leigh
Lee’s Lost Dispatch & Other Civil War Controversies by Philip Leigh
Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh
U. S. Grant’s Failed Presidency by Philip Leigh
The Devil’s Town: Hot Springs During the Gangster Era by Philip Leigh