Birthdays and New Beginnings

RELee PostBellum - from Bonnie Blue Publishing

Today, the 19th of January, is the birthday of the noble Son of the South, Robert Edward Lee. Born in 1807, Lee would prove in his lifetime to be one of the most capable commanders in military history. But he was not merely a man who mastered the machine of war – rather, he was also a father, a man of immense conviction and character, and a pious and long-suffering person. All of these traits serve as examples to the present, especially when contrasted to the navel-gazing and destructive attitudes of the current age. Lee was, and will remain, a man for all times. The present culture (or lack thereof) may deride him, but all may take solace in knowing that character is not negated by the fanciful and often fanatical attacks by his foes.

And while one should be rightly alarmed at the blatant anti-Southern sentiment which has gripped with hysteria both the new and aged institutions of North and South alike, one cannot allow the venomous hatred which impels these to act to overpower our own good sense. It is the love of the South, its heritage, and its heroes which will prevail. Hatred, without any sort of love to rest upon, will consume itself. Let us pray that we, like Lee, act when the time comes to act, but always bear love towards home and enemy host alike.

The Abbeville Institute (which does not have any affiliation with St Andrew’s News) is hosting a conference upon the implications of the attacks on Confederate monuments. While St Andrew’s News will likely not be in attendance, it is encouraged that any reader do so and support such a laudable institution. The location is in that “cultural crib” of the South, Charleston, South Carolina, on the 24th of February.

Events such as these are needed to re-enculturate Southerners and remind them of who they are and what they are presently losing. If any readers know of any other events, from demonstrations to educational talks, please contact St Andrew’s News so that we may relay the information.



Bentley the Scallywag


Our Governor, Robert Bentley, has ordered the Confederate flag removed from the Capitol grounds. The man is an embarrassment and clearly does not represent the people of Alabama. Steps must be taken to ensure he is held accountable for this traitorous action and that the flags may be returned to their proper places.

Morning in Montgomery

Following the removal of the ‘SECEDE’ sign, St. Andrew’s News took the opportunity to visit Montgomery, our Capitol. Despite all the misfortune that has befallen it, it still remains a very handsome city, specifically in the downtown government and river districts. The Museum of Alabama, also known as the Archives, has many wonderful collections on display in a very grande building.


A pine tree ring, estimated to have lived from before the French Landing of AD 1702 until 1992.


A French (reproduction?) cannon c. 1710, with foot for scale.


More articles displayed from the early Spanish and French would have been appreciated, but limited space probably forbids.










A real treat- William Lowndes Yancey’s pistol, gloves, wallet, and sash displayed to the public. The museum did a fair job of having the fire-eater’s concerns represented.


The two sashes read: “The Union with the Constitution – not without,” and “We honor and love Hon. W. L. Yancey, the Defender of the South.”



A quote on Yankee “Reconstruction.” Of all the exhibits this seemed to be the shortest and least represented.









The pen was used by Governor Oates to sign the 1901 Alabama Constitution.


Alabamian “dough-boy” uniform during the Federal intervention in the Great War.


Alabamian Uniforms as Federal soldiers during the Second Great War.


The Bible used to swear in President Jefferson Davis and every Alabama Governor since.














Alabama flag which went to the moon.



A beautiful sculpture of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, by G. Moretti. Finished in 1904. Alabama marble.














Interestingly, a Saint regularly visited St. John the Baptist.


Built in 1913.

Just a short walk from the Archives is a beautiful Spanish-styled parish, St. John the Baptist. Unfortunately the building was locked, so we could not go in to pray.











Next stop was the Old Capitol Building.









The spot where Jefferson Davis was sworn in as President of the Confederate States of America.


Looking out from the spot.



The Capitol Dome-very reminiscent of the Cupola of St. Peter’s.


President Jefferson Davis before the Capitol Building.




Confederate monument on the North side of the Capitol Building.














Anyone denigrating our people should visit the Capitol and see firsthand the history, culture, and civilisation our forefathers have built.

Federal Army Reminds: South “Enemy of U.S.”


The U.S. Army college Carlisle Barracks is considering removing paintings of Southern Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from its grounds. The reason given is very clear, according to the college spokeswoman:

(O)ne person has questioned why we would honor individuals who were enemies of the United States Army…

And a point is being made. Hanging portraits of great men like Lee and Jackson in a Federal war college is something of an irony. Those great Southern heroes’ lives were given in service to the South, specifically Virginia, which the Federal Government overran and effectively raped. It would be equivalent to the Bolsheviks hanging portraits of the Romanovs.

But the proposed removal of the paintings would not be out of guilt over their invasions. Opposition to the Federal government (firmly in the control of the Northern States) is secular blasphemy. And, in that regard, Lee and Jackson are two arch-fiends.

While megaliths to Lincoln are permitted and promoted, our heroes must forever remain unseen.

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Thanksgiving Proclamation, 1862

From the Rebellionblog.


To the People of the Confederate States of America:

 “Once more upon the plains of Manassas have our armies been blessed by the Lord of Hosts with a triumph over our enemies. It is my privilege to invite you once more to His footstool, not now in the garb of fasting and sorrow, but with joy and gladness, to render thanks for the great mercies received at His hand. A few months since, and our enemies poured forth their invading legions upon our soil. They laid waste our fields, polluted our altars and violated the sanctity of our homes. Around our capital they gathered their forces, and with boastful threats, claimed it as already their prize.

 The brave troops which rallied to its defense have extinguished these vain hopes, and, under the guidance of the same almighty hand, have scattered our enemies and driven them back in dismay. Uniting these defeated forces and the various armies which had been ravaging our coasts with the army of invasion in Northern Virginia, our enemies have renewed their attempt to subjugate us at the very place where their first effort was defeated, and the vengeance of retributive justice has overtaken the entire host in a second and complete overthrow.

 To this signal success accorded to our arms in the East has been graciously added another equally brilliant in the West. On the very day on which our forces were led to victory on the Plains of Manassas, in Virginia, the same Almighty arm assisted us to overcome our enemies at Richmond, in Kentucky. Thus, at one and the same time, have two great hostile armies been stricken down, and the wicked designs of their armies been set at naught.

 In such circumstances, it is meet and right that, as a people, we should bow down in adoring thankfulness to that gracious God who has been our bulwark and defense, and to offer unto him the tribute of thanksgiving and praise. In his hand is the issue of all events, and to him should we, in an especial manner, ascribe the honor of this great deliverance.

 Now, therefore, I, Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States, do issue this, my proclamation, setting apart Thursday, the 18th day of September inst., as a day of prayer and thanksgiving to Almighty God for the great mercies vouchsafed to our people, and more especially for the triumph of our arms at Richmond and Manassas; and I do hereby invite the people of the Confederate States to meet on that day at their respective places of public worship, and to unite in rendering thanks and praise to God for these great mercies, and to implore Him to conduct our country safely through the perils which surround us, to the final attainment of the blessings of peace and security.

 Given under my hand and the seal of the Confederate States, at Richmond, this fourth day of September, A.D.1862.”


Joey Kennedy the Scallywag

joey-kennedy-scallywagJoey Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize winner and all around liberal, has come out against the South, particularly Alabama, in a recent article. While explaining the happenings at the famous Battle of Gettysburg, Mr. Kennedy makes the case that the South is stupid to continue fighting for what its ancestors did:

Now, 150 years later, we in the South still suffer a Civil War hangover. The South was not a good loser. And we’ve been kicking and screaming ever since, refusing to surrender to Lee’s complete surrender. Refusing to surrender to treating all with fairness, equality.

In a follow-up, Mr. Kennedy singles Alabama out among the Southern States:

And defeat? We know it in Alabama. We know it well. We fight. We fight hard. We dare defend our rights. And we lose. We’re not good losers.

Poland and a horde of Eastern European countries must have been suffering from a “hangover” themselves by keeping their culture alive while dreaming one day of independence. They should have, according to Mr. Kennedy, rolled over on their bellies like good lap-dogs. The same is to be said for the scores of secessionist organisations spanning the United States and Europe– poor sports, all around.

How was the South not a good loser, Mr. Kennedy? There are no instances of Confederate-sanctioned rape, arson, and murder like those committed by the Northern States and the Federal government. Rather, it was the North who was not a good winner. And we have been kicking and screaming because we are continually being beaten into submission by a Federal government which derides us as “racists, backwoods hicks, and idiots.” It’s policies have been against us. It’s meddling has not been to our benefit. It’s nefarious goals are nothing short of elimination of Southerners as a people.

Said General William T. “Total War” Sherman:

Until we can repopulate Georgia, it is useless to occupy it, but the utter destruction of it’s roads, houses, and people will cripple their military resources….I can make the march, and make Georgia howl.

And said Rep. Eleanor Norton (Dem- Wash. D.C.):

(T)he growth of the Hispanic population is going to mean the end of this section of this – this southern section white party of old men, and they know it…

The Federals have been very explicit in their efforts to displace the people of the South, Alabama especially, with their opposition to States enforcing existing immigration laws.

Mr. Kennedy: How about you treat the South with the same fairness and equality you show towards other peoples and support us in leaving this rotting “union”? It’s the least to expect from someone who claims to be an Alabamian.

The South will not rise again. At least, it will not rise again in the context of the conditions that existed prior to 1865.

Here, Mr. Kennedy is right- the South will not rise again in the same fashion which it did previously. And the ongoing displacement of Southrons assures us that the “conditions and context” will also be changed. But, rest assured Mr. Kennedy, we will rise with or without you. After all, who needs a scallywag?


Federal Insanity

Let’s review US policy toward Egypt to see the foolish hypocrisy of the government’s interventionism: First the US props up the unelected Hosni Mubarak for decades, spending tens of billions of dollars to keep him in power. Then the US provides assistance to those who in 2011 successfully overthrew Mubarak. Then the US demands an election. The Egyptians held an election that was deemed free and fair and shortly afterward the US-funded military overthrows the elected president. Then the US government warns the military that it needs to restore democracy – the very democracy that was destroyed by military coup! All the while the US government will not allow itself to utter the word “coup” when discussing what happened in Egypt yesterday because it would mean they might have to stop sending all those billions of dollars to Egypt.

All this they do with a straight face. We are not supposed to notice the insanity of their foreign policy.

-Ron Paul