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30 Sep

After being informed that it was time to renew my membership in the above organization (membership that I had obtained because of my interest in John Mosby), I sent the following letter to the nice woman who sent me the notice:

Dear Ms. __________,

Before I renew my membership in the Society, I need to know where the organization stands with regard to the destruction of Confederate monuments, symbols, heritage and history. We are witnessing a type of vandalism that has not been seen since the French and communist revolutions all designed to destroy history and to rewrite the past. I am a firm follower of Orwell who wrote on this subject and everyone who does not understand what is going on should read or reread, his seminal work, 1984. Orwell said three things that should be a warning for those who today have no problem with this assault on history.

“In a time of universal deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”

“The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.”

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”

Orwell also speaks of the use by the government and its agents to “recreate” the past using technologies that in his day were science fiction but today are more than doable. However, any effort to stop what is in many cases patently illegal is met with hostility from the establishment together with a good many “heritage” organizations. This rather validates the old saying that when the truth may no longer be spoken because it contravenes the current orthodoxy, one may be sure that that orthodoxy is evil.

The use of political correctness and the idea that history “offends” (some) people is a Marxist strategy to silence any opposition to those who wish to end not only Southern but American and even WESTERN history. If anyone is “offended” by the truth, rest assured that the fault is not in the truth.

Therefore, before I support the Society, I need to know if you stand for protecting history and those monuments that commemorate the heroes of the South — a history that was NOT all about slavery as can easily be proved. Rather, it is a history of but the efforts of a few sovereign States to retain the Republic of the Founding Fathers against the might of a growing collectivist central tyranny no longer limited by the Constitution.

Of course, one may agree or disagree with this understanding of the matter, but one may not simply seek to destroy it because it “contravenes the current orthodoxy.”

Valerie Protopapas


2 Responses to My Membership in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Historical Society

  1. Hampton Dews

    September 30, 2017 at 4:53 pm

    Well said Lady Val….however, considering the PC condition of the Empire, I seriously doubt you will receive a reply other than maybe a “polite” thank you note. The good part is that you’ll save a membership dues.

    • V. P. Hughes

      September 30, 2017 at 4:58 pm

      I am told by a gentleman that the Society is “pro-monument.” I certainly hope so. However, I will learn the facts when the lady responds. If she chooses NOT to respond, I will know the facts then, too.

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