Only a sick and reprobate society would elevate Martin Luther King, Jr., and demonize Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The former sought to manipulate white guilt and use the power of national government for the ends of black racial advancement; the latter risked their lives on the field of battle to preserve the true principles of Constitutional government and the integrity of their homeland. To King and his ilk (both then and now), the U.S. Constitution and the Bible are nothing more than words to be twisted in service of the liberal vision of the good life. To Lee and Jackson, and those who honor them, they are the wellsprings of Christian liberty and prosperity.
There can be no compromise between the worldviews of those who follow MLK and those who salute Lee and Jackson. Moreover, there is no way that a man can, in good conscience, pay homage to both sides at the same time. If you want to know what the adherents of King think of us Southerners, note well the words of an NAACP official in South Carolina, who recently referred to the Confederate soldiers’ monument in Columbia as a “redneck statue.” Some contend that MLK would never have condoned such talk; we will never know for sure. But unfortunately it has come to be the common parlance of those who identify themselves with his worldview.
We in The League of the South choose each January to honor the lives of two of our own heroes—Lee and Jackson. We do so because we know the truth about them, and that truth tells us that they are worthy of fond remembrance. Do King’s acolytes know the truth about him? And if indeed they do, does it really make any difference to them?
If you want a multicultural, de-Christianized America in which our European Christian heritage will be obliterated, then by all means honor Martin Luther King, Jr. But if you wish to preserve the America given us by our Christian European forebears, you had better give Lee and Jackson a second look.