General Grant and the Expulsion of the Jews -- I didn't realize that General Grant attempted to expel the Jews from Southern areas brought back under Union domination. Nor did I realize that President Lincoln personally rescinded Grant's expulsion order (proving the old saying that even a stopped clock is right twice a day).Yes, those really were the good old multi-cultural days, back when the Darkies were quiet and happy on the old plantation. Funny how "we sometimes forget that". If only we could all jes' git along the way they used to down in ol' Dixie. If it hadna been for that stoopid ol' Lincoln the party would still be a-goin' on today! An' don' fergit: the War o' Northern Aggression wasn't about slavery! It was about anti-semitism!! We uns love them Jews, unless you mean them Israeli ones.
We sometimes forget that the Old South was remarkably cosmopolitan for the time and that the Confederacy had Jews, Catholics, immigrants, and Indians among its supporters. I touched on Dixie's forgotten multi-culturalism in this old post.
Yep. Plenty to be proud of there.
Thomas Dixon lives.