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Ode to a Muddy Red Pickup Flying a Confederate Flag

Ode to a Muddy Red Pickup Flying a Confederate Flag

Promptly at 6 PM this evening, some  retard from neighboring Dawson County, Jawja roared his jacked up, muddy, red pickup pass my cabin, spun his wheels to tear up my neighbors lawn then roared off . . . proving something.  Welcome to the Dixie Highlands Insane Asylum.

It’s another fact that is often erased from the history books.  The vast majority of Native American men in the Southeast fought for the Confederate Army, even though few owned slaves.  Some were manipulated by the “Bourbons” into believing that they were defending their land from invaders.  Others just didn’t have any choice when they were drafted.  They were poor Indian farmers.

The sons of the wealthy families on both sides of the Mason-Dixon Line could buy their way out of military duty.  It was these same families, who wanted and started the Civil War. 

The county name is significant.  Dawson, Pickens, Cherokee, Gilmer, Fannin and Union Counties in Georgia were Pro-Union during the Civil War, yet today contain the lion’s share of Neo-Nazi’s and KKK members in the state.  In fact, it was a Union cavalry unit from Dawson and Pickens Counties, which made possible the capture of Atlanta by General “War is Hell” Bill Sherman.  CSA General “Fighting Joe” Johnston had Bill Sherman’s larger army penned up at Kennesaw Mountain.  The Yanks were getting slaughtered when ordered to attack the 11 mile long Brushy Mountain Defense Line.  The Union Cavalry from Dawson and Pickens Counties showed the Yanks a trail around the defenses.  The rest is history.

The irony is that virtually none of these fine lads have a clue who their Civil War ancestors were.  They certainly don’t know that the odds are about 90% that their male ancestors were Union soldiers, draft-evaders or bushwhackers.   Well there’s more irony in this case.   My Uncle Hal was a officer in the Sons of Confederate Veterans until about 20 years ago, when the organization switched to using a Nazi salute for saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States flag.

You see, everyone of my ggg- and gg- grandfathers fought in the Confederate Army.  They really didn’t have any choice, even though none owned slaves.  However, several of them volunteered for Cobb’s Legion in the patriotic fervour of early 1861.   That’s the famous band of 550 brave men, who were featured in the movie, “Gods and Generals.”  At the Battle of Antietam they stopped a Union division in its tracks at the Burnside Bridge then at the end of that same year, stopped the Iron Brigade in its tracks at the Battle of Fredericksburg.

Historical facts don’t matter though.   We saw how Georgia bureaucrats tried to change history in 2006, when they thought it might bring a “Cherokee casino” into the state.

These retards are being led and manipulated by Boss Hogg’s, who made their money off of drug dealing and inside deals provided by local politicians they put into office.  They dream of a society in which they are nobility and everyone else are essentially slaves.  In a deja vue of events in 1861,  the very people, who have been hurt the most by the never-ending recession, are now being brainwashed into starting a revolushun against the middle class in order to protect their rights to remain poor!   Yeehaw!

I wonder if the punk knew that Yehaw is a Creek word?

Naw-w-w . . .  that’ s too much to ask.

 

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history.Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

12 Comments

  1. carsofive@gmail.com'

    These same people have proven so well that when education is left out of the equation, despicable family traditions, hate and ignorance will descend through many generations.

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    • Obviously, the punk thought he was frightening me. He should give pause to think about the fact that I spent a year living in a tent in the Smokies and next year in a chicken house in the Georgia Mountains. These are not exactly activities of men who are helpless and afraid of the dark. LOL

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  2. tfworthy@bellsouth.net'

    Another great and true observation, Richard. Keep the faith!

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    • Thanks Tommy . . . these idiots don’t even think about the fact Native Americans got drafted into the Civil War too.

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  3. jamieparmer@gmail.com'

    Richard, You , might consider sticking to history and leave the politics to others.

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  4. csmoke@webound.com'

    I do not live in GA, but we have 2-3 of the folks who have the larger flags in the back… here they fly 2, maybe they are more well to do. some have confed, some have union. I don’t think they know what they do.
    I have a red truck with stars & bars on back bumper and same as dice on my rear view mirror. not jacked up, but maybe that was me doing doughnuts. also have some hats with stars and bars…. wearing one one day, a leader of a local sons of asked me to come over to their and consider joining. I do not mind, they are just enjoying themselves…. they have a sense of humor.

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  5. csmoke@webound.com'

    about my ancestors, some were NC mounted rifles, one was at Antietam, one was murdered by politicals (neighbors), one was hung (dead..) by unions for having a confed in his home…another lost an arm battlefield amputation and another was a confed prisoner of war … then a Dr. after the war. I know who they all were.

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  6. rdmumford1955@gmail.com'

    Good post. Thank you. I lived once in upper East Tennessee, and the same applies up there. You see a lot of Confederate flags but many would be surprised if they did their family tree. I have ancestors on both sides.

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    • What I really resented was that these jackasses assumed that because I was Native American I was an “outlander.” My white and Native ancestors were forces to fight for a wrong cause, but they were still very brave men to endure what they endured. They were in the Army of North Virginia, so the “Confederate flag” that was flown by that pickup was their flag. When I was young, this flag was a symbol of their bravery. Now it has become a symbol of ignorance and hate.

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  7. csmoke@webound.com'

    I disagree with you as to the meaning of the flag.. it is the symbol my ggrandfather fought with, another was captured with, etc. modern day people cannot make it into anything except what it is. no mas.

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  8. bwilkes@tuscanyglobal.com'

    Richard,

    I was surprised to see you use the word “Bourbons” for the Southern 1%ers. I ran into this while researching my ancestors who organized the Farmers Alliance in SE Alabama during the 1880’s. These “little guys” were opposed by the big landowner class, called the “Bourbons”. The conflict came to a head in 1889 in what came to be called the “Dothan Riot” in which one of my ancestors was killed an another wounded by law enforcement.
    Thank you for reminding people of the many sides of our history. It’s not all “Dukes of Hazzard”.

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