Why do Americans admire Robert E Lee? While the Civil War ended ~150 years ago, a recent phenomena in the 21st century has been removing the statues, monuments, and even markers in cemeteries of Southerners from the war. A figure in the center of this controversy and from that time period is General Robert Edward Lee. During the war and long after its conclusion, Lee was well respected on both sides for many reasons.
Northern Virginia is not Dixie. Sure, it’s technically Dixie territory. Sure, Lee’s army was called The Army of Northern Virginia, but even more so than any black-belt city, this place would be unrecognizable to a Southern man or women. There are no Southern accents here. There is no Southern religion. There are no Confederate Battle flags.
This is Rebel Yell – a Southern Nationalist podcast of the Alt-Right. I’m your host Musonius Rufus. Joining me are my cohosts Mencken’s Ghost and Ryan McMahon. For our 83rd episode of Rebel Yell, Mencken and I speak with Julie about what GI is doing. In the second hour, Ryan and I talk about what we’ve learned from the past year.
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One anniversary that’s not on this year’s calendar is the 900th observance of the capture of Jerusalem by Christian crusaders on July 15, 1099. As a matter of fact, it’s an anniversary that’s probably never been on any year’s calendar, since virtually everyone forgot about it sometime around the year 1600. But some never forget, and they’re getting ready to do what 20th century man is supposed to do, at least in the West: apologize for it.