In an article by the Marietta Daily Journal I found this.

“Professor William J. Cooper of Atlanta is a past president of the Southern Historical Association who taught history at Louisiana State University for 46 years and the author of many books on the South.

Cooper believes one of the factors at play here is the use of presentism, a practice of using the present to judge the past to make one feel morally superior to those who came before. It’s an unfair practice and one Cooper rejects.”

This is the first time I have seen an ism presented to the enemies to our history. The domination of our education system by the left. If you voted for Donald Trump you are labeled as deplorable,

The article continues :

” Army veteran Flynn Broady, a Democrat challenging U.S. Rep. Barry Loudermilk, R-Cassville, brought a soldier’s perspective to the debate when he told the MDJ the Stone Mountain memorial should be left alone. Whether Confederate or Union, Broady said, soldiers took up arms “because this was their land, this was their home, and they wanted to defend it. You know, that’s the only reason Robert E. Lee goes from being a general in the Union Army to being a general in the Confederate Army, because he wants to protect his home. It wasn’t to protect slavery. It was to protect his home. … Stone Mountain monument … is a monument of soldiers’ faces, Confederate soldiers, so I don’t see a reason to take it down …”

Destroying history does nothing but give leering pleasure to madmen like the Taliban, who dynamited the sixth-century Buddhas in central Afghanistan or the ISIS savages who blew up Palmyra.”

In standing up for monuments you are labeled all sorts of nasty things. Its a stand I am willing to take however.

From Communism’s 45 goals to destroy the United States…

“29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

30. Discredit the American founding fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of “the big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over. [Note: Obliterating the American past, with its antecedents in principles of freedom, liberty and private ownership is a major goal of the communists then and now.]”

Communism has been a chameleon of sorts changing to Progressive to Democratic Socialism. In many debates I have online the left does not understand why there is such a resistance to socialism and the tenets of communism. We are probably a generation away from people who see what’s happening or even care. Its prophetic to what our next generation will be facing. Its more than just a stone soldier. Its the thought that you can and will often stand alone for your beliefs.


Response to the Atlanta City Council

Some questions about changing Confederate Avenue in Atlanta

Allow me to introduce myself. I am Barry Colbaugh, a native Atlantan. Born at Grady Memorial Hospital in 1969. Unfortunately due to the high taxes, mileage rate and crime my family was driven out of the city years ago. I currently live in the Metro Area. I also cannot afford to take MARTA to travel to the Atlanta City Council during the week so I am emailing my concerns.

First, according to the cities own law, the administrative cost for street name changes is $2500. With three streets involved Confederate Avenue, East Confederate Avenue and Confederate Court the total cost would be $7500 for all three. Who has offered to pay the administrative fees for the street name changes? Do you forgo these administrative fees for everyone or just special Atlantans? If that’s the case I would like to make some street name changes myself.

Second, according to Councilwoman Carla Smith, the street name changes were made in reaction to a vehicle homicide that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia. While that was indeed a tragedy, According to the Department of Safety, there were over 1500 vehicle homicides in Georgia and over 100 in the Atlanta Area. Will changing street names address this issue in Atlanta? Does the vehicle homicides in Virginia somehow matter more than in Georgia and the Atlanta Area?

Third, Atlanta was incorporated on December 29, 1847. In 1850 with a population of over 2,572 people Atlanta had 493 slaves. In 1860, the population increased to 9,554 with a slave population of 1910. In 1865 slavery ended with the passing of the 13th amendment.

In 2005 some 1000 women and girls between the ages of 13-26 were being forced into sex slavery, and some 300 girls across Atlanta are lured into trafficking every month. This sex slavery brings $292 million a year to the city in 2014. Basically how can the city change street names and attempt to erase history while at the same time Atlanta is among the number one in human trafficking and sex slavery? Is changing street names some form of misdirection, pretending to do something about slavery, while pulling down millions of dollars each year from said slavery?

Fourth, Will the city stop doing business with businesses founded by the Confederacy? For example Coca Cola was founded by Confederate Veteran Johnathan Styth Pemberton. The Atlanta Journal and Constitution was founded by tow Confederate Veterans Colonel Carey Wentworth Styles (Constitution) and Captain Edwin Hoge (Journal)

Fifth and [perhaps the most important. From the little history I shared above you are surely aware that from 1847 to 1860 every Atlanta resident was involved in the War Between the States. And by the way, there was nothing civil about it. Many men and women, black and white lost their lives fighting to defend and protect the city. The current city logo of the phoenix and motto RESURGENS came directly after that war. This was Atlanta rising from the ashes. Will you the Atlanta City Council be fulfilling the Communist goal of eradicating Atlanta history? A city too busy to hate including native Confederate Descendants? An international city representing every culture except Southern Culture?

Thank you for listening to my concerns

Barry Colbaugh

Native Atlantan