Episode 226 – Justice League Snyder Cut (1:57:48)

The long-awaited and long, Zack Snyder cut of Justice League is our episode tonight with our friend Shaheen who was on for the original Justice League episode and a slew of other comic-book lore movies.

Joss Whedon, who seemingly accidentally made Firefly into an amazing libertarian series, massacred his boy, but I’m not so sure Snyder made anything great.

We’ll get into it. For Darkseid.

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I mourn for Richmond, part 1: Editorial

“This weekend’s desecration at Hollywood Cemetery is morally wrong,” Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney says regarding the March 12 vandalism. “Disturbing final resting places is contemptible, criminal and will not be tolerated.”

Huh. Those are some pretty disingenuous statements considering the caustic comments made by the duplicitous mayor about razing the city’s many Southern monuments which honor the dead.

The malevolent mayor

“We’re transforming the landscape, removing symbols of injustice,” Stoney tweeted. “Meanwhile, the work doesn’t stop to transform systems built on that same hateful foundation.” Couldn’t the Hollywood vandals claim they were following the mayor’s lead and simply “transforming the landscape”?

Well, he sure knows how to use his systemic power to build the hate in Virginia’s capital city (and beyond), strengthening the anti-Southern mobsters’ foundation of anarcho-tyranny. I mean, there ain’t nothing more systemically unjust than living in a society in which those that hate you hold all the power and seek to grow it through force.

As an acolyte of former Virginia governor and Clinton stooge Terry McAuliffe, who quipped “there is no place for you here” to the Unite the Right protesters defending the Lee monument in Charlottesville, you’d think that Stoney would include final resting in the whole cultural-genocide campaign he and his “social justice” buddies run. The equity sham is big business, after all.

And considering that Stoney calls the monuments “symbols of hate” and advises that Richmond should “tear down the system that those monuments symbolized,” aren’t those who wrecked the graveyard just following orders? Graves are memories of the dead, as are monuments.

Erroneous analogies

He continues, “Many onlookers have stated to me that it reminds them of when the Berlin Wall fell. You’re my age — I’m 39 — so images of the Berlin Wall for me are the graffitied wall fallen. We didn’t know what the words said at the time … [but] when we lifted those monuments off their pedestals, off of their platforms, it certainly felt like that moment when the Berlin Wall fell.”

Yes, folks: razing monuments to famous Virginians in her capital city is akin to tearing down the geopolitical barrier put up in a country conquered by foreigners. He’s actually asserting that the fall of communism is just like today’s invaders, traitors, and despots destroying the history and tradition of the homeland natives.

I can guaran-damn-tee-it that “Kill whitey,” “Racist traitor,” “KKKcops,” “Protect black trans women,” or even “Black lives matter” were nowhere to be found on the Soviet-built structure. Is Stoney’s mind so logically starved and fed with agitprop that he cannot see that he is the Soviet-style aggressor? That he himself created the climate for Hollywood’s unholy ravaging? Hell, maybe he should read my essay, “Russian lessons for Dixie.”

“Failing to remove the statues now poses a severe, immediate and growing threat to public safety,” Stoney proclaimed in a statement. “As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, and protesters attempt to take down Confederate statues themselves … the risk grows for serious illness, injury, or death.”

Y’all, he’s seriously saying that Richmond must cave to the violent iconoclasts in order to protect people from violence and the less than 1% mortality rate of the coof. Seems Stoney is just a self-serving man who will use any excuse to feed the neo-Bolshevik beast? Who da thunk?

It’s been a long time comin’

Man, how I yearn for the days of yore when Richmond wasn’t a totalitarian train wreck. In my essays “Rebel with a cause” and “Richmond: Paradox & permanence,” I’ve discussed my dismay at what has become of the place where I born and lived for the first two-plus decades of my life.

Even in the ’90s, Virginia wasn’t the wretched hellscape that it is today. Although it was largely governed by Doug Wilder, the country’s first black mayor who claimed to be a moderate but was actually a progressive back then. His woke accomplishments include such gems as admitting women into the Virginia Military Institute, ridding the Battle Flag from the Virginia National Guard uniform, and removing “Carry Me Back to Old Virginia” as the state song. And he’s certainly not afraid to play the racism card when he doesn’t get his way today.

However, I think the 1992 Cowboy Junkies’ song “Oregon Hill” sums up the traditional/contemporary balance that Richmond used to possess. Although the band hails from Canada, the lead guitarist Michael Timmins penned the song when he was at the house of his then future wife, an alum of the city’s uber-artsy Virginia Commonwealth University and a resident of the bohemian neighborhood in which the 135-acre historic Hollywood is located.

The lyrics seem to encompass the end of an era in which opposing worldviews are constantly colliding yet somehow still exist peacefully among one another. Back then, you could make a day trip to visit the United Daughters of the Confederacy where Stonewall Jackson’s headquarters flag was housed or the Virginia Capitol to see the spot where Lee accepted command of the Army of Northern Virginia in defense of his home. And that night, you could catch a live performance by GWAR or wax philosophical with Dirt Woman.

But now, Jackson’s flag is gone, burned along with other historic artifacts during last summer’s riots, and Lee’s statue was removed by Yankee and scalawag political opportunists under the cover of night. Virginia’s once-unique capitol is no longer distinctive in its passion for the past and the peculiar present, but is now just generic in its iniquity and rootlessness. In his part-love-song/part-Richmond-ode, Timmins wrote:

“The hoods are up on Pine Street, rear ends lifted too. The great-grandsons of General Robert E. Lee
are making love with a little help from STP …Greasy eggs and bacon, bumper stickers aimed to start a fight,
full gun racks, Confederate caps … A river to the south to wash away all sins. A college to the east of us to learn where sin begins. A graveyard to the west of it all which I may soon be lying in.”

Hollywood’s equivocation

Established in 1847, Hollywood houses the final resting place of three American presidents, six Virginia governors, two Supreme Court justices, 25 Confederate generals (more than any other cemetery in the country), and other prominent figures who have “significantly influenced the course of history due to their actions or opinions.” The Hollywood website adds that the location “ranks as the second most-visited cemetery in the nation, right behind Arlington National Cemetery.”

There you will find a prominent 90-foot pyramid memorializing the 18,000 Confederate soldiers buried nearby. It’s made of stacked blocks of James River granite and is constructed without bonding, and was dedicated in 1869. Here’s what the cemetery has to say about the now-controversial architectural marvel:

“When the pyramid was erected, Southerners still called the Civil War ‘The Lost Cause.’ Now we know that the cause was not a lost one. These men’s lives, along with those of their northern counterparts, were given to forge a single and better nation. Their blood, shed in battle, gave birth to a new America, one that in another century would restore and protect freedom around the world.”

Just like Stoney, this kind of nation-statist, “America is an idea” narrative makes those who run the cemetery complicit in its destruction. Besides the imperial ideology, the mental gymnastics is ludicrous. Although they are right that it was pro-Confederate journalist Edward A. Pollard who coined the phrase in his 1866 book, “The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates,” we all know what it means now in postmodern times — slavery, oh, pardon me, “enslavement.” And those who honor their ancestors and their resistance to centralization are “lost causers,” i.e. white supremacists and Nazis.

The cemetery officials are obviously trying to walk the woke tight wire while also preserving their cemetery. Instead of participating in this futile effort, they should simply reiterate the concise and compassionate words delivered at the opening of the museum of the White House of the Confederacy in 1896:

“Our memorial will be here in Richmond, the heart and grave of the Confederacy, and around it hovers the immortal soul of love and of memory, which for all times will sanctify it to all true men and women.They will know that it is a memorial of no ‘Lost Cause.’ They will never believe that ‘we thought we were right,’ they will know, as we knew, that we were right, immortally right, and that the conqueror was wrong, eternally wrong.The great army of the dead is here, the sentiment of the living is here, the memories of the past are here, the monuments of the future will be here.

As all roads lead to Rome, so in the ages to come all ties of memory, of sentiment, of heart, and of feeling, will vibrate from Richmond. As every follower of the prophet at sunset turns his face to Mecca, and sends up a prayer for the dead and the living, so everywhere in this great South Land, which was the Confederacy, whenever the trumpet call of duty sounds, when the call to do right without regard to consequence rings over the woods and the meadows, the mountains and the valleys, the spirit of the Confederacy will rise, the dead of Hollywood and of Oakwood will stand in ranks, and their eternal memory will inspire their descendants to do right whatever it cost of life or fortune, of danger and disaster.”

Check out part 2, which is a photo essay of my family’s July 2017 trip to Hollywood Cemetery. Besides some stunning images, the post includes a lot of fascinating history and a little commentary, as well.

Source: Dissident Mama – I mourn for Richmond, part 1: Editorial

I mourn for Richmond, part 2: Images

The above feature photo (taken when visiting Hollywood Cemetery in July 2017), I think captures the irony of Richmond’s continual and nearly complete reconstruction. It’s a city in a state that depended upon the James River as a lifeline for establishing and building American civilization. Yet, the river seems not to “wash away all sins,” as the song “Oregon Hill” lyrically expresses (see part 1), but is instead today the conduit “where sin begins,” offering little to no hope of redemption. Lest we forget, godless shall we become.

Hollywood Cemetery

Designed by Charles Henry Dimmock, this 90-foot pyramid stands as a monument to the 18,000 Confederate soldiers (11,000 remain unidentified) buried at Hollywood. The Latin inscription on its other side, “Numini et patriae asto,” means “They stood for their God and their country.”

I wish my road was called Confederate Avenue. Maybe one day for me, or at least for my children or grandchildren.

The final resting place of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America. His wife, Varina, decided to relocate her late husband’s remains from Metairie, Louisiana, to Richmond some three and a half years after his death. One of the pallbearers on the trip, Patrick Henry of Brandon, Mississippi, wrote that he told a reporter who was mystified by the reverence shown to Davis by so many people encountered en route to Richmond, that he’d “take him down to the James River, and baptize him in the waters of Democracy.” But, he “never saw him, after reaching the city, but it was his loss.”

Born in Kentucky, Davis was a Mexican War hero, U.S. senator from Mississippi, U.S. secretary of War and one of three American presidents buried at Hollywood. The Confederate Blood-Stained Banner waves atop the memorial statue just behind both Jefferson and Varina Davis’ grave.

So much can be said about Davis, whose real history is way more interesting than is the mainstream drivel. I mean, what other American president can say he’s been imprisoned and tortured by federals yet never bent his principles of states’ rights and decentralization. “Let us alone!” was indeed his rallying cry.

“While Jefferson Davis never sought a pardon, and never apologized … he did, in the twilight of his life, urge the Southern people to put aside any lingering animosity left over from” the War Between the States. Some of the country’s most ardent reconciliation proponents were former Confederates.

John Tyler, historian Brion McClanahan’s favorite commander in-chief, is interred with his second wife Julia Gardner Tyler beneath this monument. In addition to being 10th president of these United States, Tyler was an ardent constitutionalist, advocate for states’ rights, political peacemaker, representative of Virginia at the Provisional Congress of the Confederacy, and a member-elect of the CSA’s House of Representatives. Tyler was such a bulwark against federal tyranny and for limiting the size and scope of government that his fellow Whigs kicked him out of the political party — while he was president!

Known as “The Birdcage,” this is the final resting place of statesman and diplomat James Monroe, 12th and 16th governor of Virginia, and 5th president of these United States. This Founding Father was the last in what is sometimes referred to as the Virginia Dynasty. As a delegate to the Virginia Ratifying Convention, Monroe opposed the ratification of the US Constitution. Articles of Confederation for the win, Mr. President!

Here is the grave of John Randolph of Roanoke: the son of Virginia’s famous Bland family and a direct descendant of Pocahontas, a trusted advisor of Jefferson, and a longtime US congressman. “There is no more singular statesman or person in the history of American politics than John Randolph of Roanoke,” remarks Dr. John Devanny, who calls him the “Saint Michael of the South.” It is said that this Burkean conservative was buried facing West so that he could keep an eye on archrival and centralizer Henry Clay.

Oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury, known as the “Pathfinder of the Seas,” helped the Confederacy acquire the CSS Georgia. He was a US Naval Superintendent before resigning his post in order to become a commander for the Confederate Navy. Considered one of the founders of modern oceanography and a pioneer hydrographer, in 1862, the respected scientist and innovator was “sent to Europe to lobby foreign governments and procure vessels and supplies for the Confederate navy.” He even played a part in the short-lived idea of Confederate resettlement in Mexico.

The grave of Fitzhugh Lee, Confederate cavalry general and 40th governor of Virginia, was grandson of Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee, a nephew of Robert E. Lee, and great-grandson of George Mason. He was also consul-general of Havana under presidents Cleveland and McKinley, military governor of Havana and Pinar del Río, a brigadier general in the US Army, and a historical writer.

William Key Howard was a proud Confederate officer and grandson of Francis Scott Key, author of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” I’ve written previously about how Howard was arrested and jailed by the feds due to an essay he’d written criticizing Lincoln’s suspension of the writ of habeas corpus. Ironic, eh? When noticing the US flag fly over an attacked Fort McHenry and an invaded and captive Baltimore, Howard said, ““The flag which then [Key] so proudly hailed, I saw waving at the same place over the victims as vulgar and brutal a despotism as modern times have witnessed.”

Here lies James Ewell Brown “J.E.B.” Stuart: Confederate major general, the eyes and ears of Robert E. Lee, and a true Virginia cavalier. As a cavalry commander, this “Knight of the Golden Spurs” was known for his mastery of reconnaissance and implementation of offensive tactics. This Virginia native was mortally wounded at the Battle of Yellow Tavern during the Overland Campaign. Also nicknamed “Beauty,” Stuart’s famous ostrich-plume hat, which he always wore cocked, is preserved at the nearby White House of the Confederacy.

The grave of Richmond native Major General George Pickett, who’s best known for the famous and bloody Pickett’s Charge during the Battle of Gettysburg. After the War, Pickett faced prosecution for his alleged execution of Confederate deserters, so he and his wife fled to Canada and even Egypt for a while. Pickett ended up returning to Virginia and received a full pardon by Act of Congress about a year before his death.

Brigadier General Garnett rallied the rebels in the infantry assault that came to be known as Pickett’s Charge.

The vast majority of Confederates killed at the ghastly Gettysburg battles are buried at Hollywood. (My eldest son edited this pic for effect.)

Another view of the many fearless fallen who now reside at Hollywood.

The Jewish Confederate Monument, memorializing the Jewish soldiers who perished fighting for Virginia during the War Between the States. It’s estimated that “10,000 Jews served in the Confederate government and military, and a number of all-Jewish companies were raised,” including one in Virginia.

The graves of Douglas Southall Freeman — Southern historian and the person for whom my high school was named — and his wife Inez. In my essay “Strip Freeman High School of a name it doesn’t deserve,” I write about the Pulitzer-prize-winning man of letters, as well as the “hollowed out shell” into which Richmond has devolved.

Buried on the right is Confederate Brigadier General John Pegram. Born in nearby Petersburg died, he was married at Richmond’s St. John’s Church, where Patrick Henry gave his famous “Liberty or death” speech. The happy event was even attended by Jefferson and Varina Davis. Just three weeks later, Pegram was mortally wounded at the Battle of Hatcher’s Run while defending his city during the lengthy Siege of Petersburg. Pegram’s funeral was held at the very same church “with most of his wedding guests returning as mourners.”

This moniker is as unique as Confederate General Simone Bolivar Buckner. Southerners had (and often still do have) the most fascinating names.

The resting place of the very first Confederate veteran, a Carolina volunteer named Pvt. Henry L. Wyatt.

In 1877, Southern writer Albert Taylor Bledsoe asked, “Has it not been made plain, that the women of the late Confederacy were in no whit behind their noble predecessors of Revolutionary fame, in piety, patriotism, heroism and long-suffering?” Southern women, many of whom were widowed, raped, lost sons and grandsons and their homes and family heirlooms during the War, were tough as nails. God sure broke the mold when He made those resilient Southern ladies.

Many ornate Battle Flags and other Confederate imagery embellish tombstones around Hollywood. Here’s a little info I found on Capt. Skinker.

The family burial spot of C.F. Sauer, the distributor who put on the map the greatest condiment known to all of mankind: Duke’s Mayonnaise!

Lewis Ginter, prominent businessman was a native New Yorker but loved Richmond. Known as “The Fighting Commissary,” he joined the Confederate army and served under General A.P. Hill. In fact, it was Ginter who spearheaded the idea that Hill should have a monument in Richmond, so his real estate development company donated the land for Hill’s memorial statue and grave, which is located on Laburnum Avenue in the north side. Due to his philanthropy and warm embrace of his adoptive city, you can often spot the Ginter name around town, harkening back to a time when good people built their homes up, not tore them down.

Monument Avenue: Then & now

After visiting Hollywood, we swung by the 60-foot Lee on Traveler statue on Richmond’s Monument Avenue, the famous street whose very existence was conceived during a site search for the general’s memorial. We visited the now-infamous avenue again in December 2017 to snap photos in front of Stonewall Jackson and J.E.B. Stuart. Contrasting with these images is what they look like today: monuments to nihilism, mass democracy, and despotism, just like our Confederate ancestors warned us about.

Source: Dissident Mama – I mourn for Richmond, part 2: Images

All Voluntaryist Origins IV Perks Shipped! What’s NEXT?

Hello, Voluntaryist fans!

I am excited to announce that all perks have been shipped!

Voluntaryist Origins IV

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Episode 225 – Chef (1:40:32)

Jared Wall of Breaking Liberty returns to talk about a film right up Robert’s alley in Jon Favreau’s “Chef”.

This is a cute Jon Favreau (the savior of Star Wars) directed and starring film about a person following their passions after paying their dues and finding their true calling of fatherhood in the process.

A fun discussion will be had on this episode.

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Dissident Mama, episode 32 – Betsy Ball Clark

Today my guest is Betsy Ball Clark, who is a natural, holistic-health entrepreneur and advocate. She owns Betsy’s Botanicals, which sells handcrafted elderberry syrup and other products for good health and flourishing. She is also secretary of Heal NC, the Health Empowerment Action League of North Carolina. This organization aims to strengthen regional communities by connecting grassroots groups and taking targeted action in order to preserve and promote true health in North Carolina.

Clark is not a doctor, an epidemiologist, or what the scientism apparatchiks refer to as a “vaccine expert.” Rather, she’s a wife, mother, and Christian who does her own research and grows her knowledge base as to get at the truth about vaccines, and counter the misinformation and tyranny pushed by the pharmaceutical-industrial complex and their plutocrat enablers in media, government, and corporate America.

In this informative interview on the covid “vaccines,” we talk about “fear porn,” spike proteins, gene technology, consensus science, informed consent, pathogenic priming, experimental emergency use authorization, vaccine injury, aborted fetal tissue, Clark’s “hippie arsenal” of alternatives, and much more.

Here’s some information mentioned during or related to our discussion:
• Former president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Dr. Lee Merritt on The New American
A Shot in the Dark with Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Mass Vaccination will Breed Dangerous Variants & Destroy Our Immunity with Geert Vanden Bossche, PhD, and with Dr. Philip McMillan
Informed Consent Action NetworkThe Highwire with Del Bigtree
The CDC Pinkbook Excipients List
The Stand with Dr. Simone Gold
How Can We Still Use a Fetal Cell Line from the 1960s to Make Vaccines Today? with Dr. Stanley Plotkin
Dr. Sharon Kroner regarding personal freedom on vaccination
A Holistic Approach to Viruses by Dr. David Brownstein
Children’s Health Defense
Open VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System)
Do Mandatory Masks & Vaccines Break the 10 Points of the Nuremburg Code?
Children of God for Life
Orders of Magnitude Higher Deaths in the Vaccinated
The Other Side of Vaccines
COVID-19 ‘Vaccines’ Are Gene Therapy
Pathogenic priming and antibody immune enhancement response with Robert F. Kennedy
Pharmaceutical Companies Immune From COVID-19 Vaccine Lawsuit
Covid-19 Vaccines Are Weapons of Mass Destruction with Dr. Vernon Coleman

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Episode 224 – The Professor and the Madman (1:36:33)

The Professional A$$hole joins us to discuss a very interesting film starring Mel Gibson and Sean Penn all about cataloging language and written understanding with a review of “The Professor and the Madman”.

The Professional is a bit of a linguist enthusiast and will bring some fun insight into this film.

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Voluntaryist Origins IV Early Digital Release

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It’s J here with Voluntaryist – The Comic Series.

I am excited to announce and deliver to you the Voluntaryist Origins IV EARLY DIGITAL release!

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Episode 223 – Trumbo (1:44:36)

We celebrate the return of the great Keith Knight as we discuss the HUAC-related “Trumbo” about Hollywood players getting blacklisted for being accused of harboring communist sympathies.

This is a movie that’s hard to not root for the guy as this is a very nuanced discussion that we will bring a bunch of different perspectives to. However, it is also an example of those who support free speech for oneself until attaining power, and then smother it for your opposition.

Whatever happened to changing the channel or not buying/watching/consuming something based on your own choice to do so or not? And regarding the HUAC, if they were so worried about subversive propaganda then what about the MIC involved with movies, or even more impactful, schools.

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Learning from Lee

Robert E. Lee wanted to make “the struggling Washington College [now Washington & Lee University] … a place for young Southerners to learn and to become good citizens,” wrote Anne Wilson Smith in her new book, “Robert E. Lee: A History Book for Kids.”

Yet, real education and civic responsibility are under attack like never before. Lee embodied those traits, which is why he’s smack dab in the cultural-Marxist cross hairs. That is precisely why Smith’s work is so essential; it is both timely and timeless.

Timely because the assault on General Lee the man is so palpable that you could cut it with a hammer and sickle. W&L reprobates wanting to remove Lee’s name from the college where he nobly served as president after the War Between the States is but one example of the continued reconstruction and devolution of the Southern spirit.

Others include the removal of Lee’s statues from public spaces in New Orleans to Dallas to Durham, the renaming schools and streets and highways chosen to honor him, the razing of his memorials in both the US and Virginia capitols, and possibly striking his name from Arlington House (the Lee family home, whose image may even be taken from the Arlington County seal since it’s deemed by some as a “symbol of slavery”). Cultural genocide is on the march, and Smith’s book is a necessary counteroffensive.

It’s also timeless because Lee the symbol actually is some thing – something tangible, something real, something eternal. I mean, what could be anymore vital a topic than home? It’s the same thing that we Southerners fight for today and yesterday. Nothing has changed. And nothing could be more relevant than resisting invaders, thieves, and tyrants and defending your people. These are subjects that even children can understand.

As Smith’s bio rightly states, the “fair treatment of Southern history, especially the Confederate era, can instill pride and a natural affection in Southern youth for their ancestors and affirm their sense of identity.” This is why government schools foster self-hatred among Southern youth, but Southernness as represented in Lee is about love and hope.

After all, Lee’s cause is not a lost one at all. This is why the reprobates don’t want boys and girls to know about the intellect, courage, faith, and loyalty that he embodied. They don’t want young people, who are inquisitive by nature, to ask questions about the fascinating life of the famous soldier.

Smith wants kids to ask.

The social-justice scoundrels are scared that when presented with the true story of Lee’s hardship and humility, children even in our postmodern era will intuitively recognize that he is a role model who should be emulated, not a traitor or a monster who should be erased from our collective consciousness. They’re scared that Lee’s gentlemanly ethos, masculine honor, and virtuous soldiering will spark something in our youth, especially boys, who are so desperate for real heroes, not a “covid warriors.”

Smith’s not scared. She wants kids to know. She wants them to think and to be proud.

The first-time-published author pulls off that arduous task with aplomb. In the 32-page full-color book, Smith rejects the deep-seated indoctrination of the Northern school-teacher intelligentsia and simply but boldly proclaims that Lee is admirable in both character and ability. This was a given, 50, heck, even 15 years ago. But today, that kind of unapologetic discourse is revolutionary.

Of course, even the most compelling subject’s tale cannot be conveyed without an engaging narrative. Smith breathes fresh life into the story that so many battle-worn rebels can recite from memory. But even they can become complacent to the human behind the grand saga.

Smith also includes some not oft-talked-about gems, such as Lee as army engineer, brave captain in the Mexican War, superintendent at West Point, and grantor of amnesty to Nellie the chicken. Her punchy, propitious prose threads the needle of a tapestry that is both past and present.

The illustrations, created by artist Gregory G. Newson, accentuate this idea of the permanence and progress of Lee’s story. The bright and captivating images blend old and new, and reinforce the ideas that sacrifice and self-determination, loyalty and leadership, duty and diligence never go out of style.

Honor like Lee’s is not a given and must not be taken for granted. It’s an inheritance that must be passed down, just as Smith’s father, historian Dr. Clyde N. Wilson, taught her. This is probably why she so effectively conveys the concept to readers young and old.

While Lee’s duty was to defend his land and his people, ours is to impart that history to our children. By keeping alive those memories, we can counter the anti-Southern hatred and transmit to boys and girls an understanding of what it was that Confederates battled so courageously for. Independence.

As history is torn down all around us, Smith’s work builds up and builds upon the moral framework of a great Virginian, a true American. This beautiful little book is a big reminder that we can all learn from Lee and must train up the smart citizens and heroes of tomorrow.

Robert E. Lee: A History Book for Kids,” by Anne Wilson Smith, produced in the Republic of South Carolina by Shotwell Publishing, $19.95.

Source: Dissident Mama – Learning from Lee