The Sons of Confederate Veterans defend "Dixie", says that, "There is nothing racial about it"...

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Folks, this is rich! The Sons of Confederate Veterans has issued it's second statement of the week. I guess you could say that their Heritage defense is getting pretty serious at this point. Via Fox 13:





"The Sons of Confederate Veterans is appalled, but not surprised, by the removal of the song "Dixie" from the repertoire of the Ole Miss band.  Just one more attempt -- this time by athletic director Ross Bjork -- to purge that university of its hallowed history. 
There is nothing wrong with the song "Dixie". The tune was created by a black fiddle player; the words written by an Ohio show producer in 1859.  It was THE most popular song in the United States in 1860.  And by 1865 it was noted as the favorite song of President Abraham Lincoln. 
As a peppy dance song, Dixie indeed became a rousing inspirational martial song and the defacto anthem of the South.  But there is nothing wrong with the song as it has become a song that has boosted the morale of high school and college football teams, and others, across the country.  There is nothing racial about it; it's just a great song.
Unfortunately though, it has become a target of the PC crowd and a faction of the populace that is disgustingly trying to erase history.   That action is condemned in the strongest possible words.”"



Playbill, 1859 premiere of "Dixie".
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Yes folks, nothing racial about a song that originated in blackface minstrel shows of the 1850's. Folks, it's ok, you are supposed to laugh along at the expense of blacks. Don't worry. It's all part of the joke.





Dan Emmett in blackface.
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"Dixie", is a tune celebrated by many a Confederate "Heritage" activist...












Restoring the honor!





Comments

  1. To really get their heads poppin'!

    http://goo.gl/TFYE8W

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  2. "...originated in blackface minstrel shows of the 1850's..."

    With that reasoning any song played at minstrel shows of the 1850s has to be banned.

    Hey - and it's not just banning a song (the lyrics)...you have to ban the musical note configuration too (as the Ole Miss band just played the tune).

    Are there any books you want to burn?

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    1. Is it "banned", or is it that they just aren't going to perform it? You do know that you can sing that stupid defacto National anthem whenever you want, right?

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    2. Apparently BR wants to tell people what music they should play.

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