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Shame at Ole Miss
The University of Mississippi will no longer allow it’s band to play “Dixie” or allow it’s mascot, Colonel Rebel, to parade on the sideline of its football games. This is a sad day indeed.
college fans can always look forward to some grand traditions. But sadly
some of those traditions have come under attack by the political correctors
of the world, and this year some of them will cease to exist.
Mississippi, the University of Mississippi, affectionately known as Ole Miss,
will no longer allow it’s band to play “Dixie” or allow it’s mascot, Colonel
Rebel, to parade on the sideline of its football games. This is a sad day
gutless officials are claiming they are scrapping the mascot because they
desire to have a more “intimidating” looking mascot. And Pete Boone, the
school’s athletic director, has stated that the school has absolutely no
plans to drop the nickname “Rebels.” Of course not, not until someone finds
offense in that name.
we all know why the school is dropping the colonel, and “Dixie” as well.
They are cowering before the advance of the far left’s war on everything
traditional. For years Ole Miss has been blasted by these intolerant bigots
demanding the traditions of the school, like “Dixie” and the waving of the
Confederate flag, be halted. And every year the school has lost a little
more spine and caved in a little more. And of course these submissions have
only brought more scorn and more demands from the politically correct nuts.
A few years
ago the school began discouraging its fans from waving the dreaded Confederate
flag at home games. Soon the discouragement became an official ban. Then
the playing of “Dixie” came under fire as well, and now it has been banned.
Now the mascot has been removed, next the nickname will go.
At the battle
of Gettysburg, in 1863, an entire Mississippi company was wiped out. That
company was comprised of University of Mississippi students. Thus the name
Rebels was adopted to pay homage to these brave souls. Every time the Ole
Miss Rebels took the field -- and “Dixie “ was played and those flags waved
-- it was a tribute to those soldiers. Now, with their recent cowardly actions
the university has basically declared the memories of these brave boys indecent
and offensive. How dare they!
How dare they
treat the memories of those gallant young men, who died fighting in defense
of their State, with such utter disdain! How dare they surrender such a precious
symbol of Southern heritage without even a fight!
The boys from
that school who marched off and died on those fields in Pennsylvania did
not do so because they wanted to. If left alone, as the South begged to be,
they would have lived peaceful lives and been quite content. But they were
denied that choice, duty called and they answered, as brave men have done
in the South and all over America for generations.
The spirit which called them to take up arms was no different than the spirit which guided our soldiers in the Revolutionary War. They saw their liberty being taken and they responded as patriots always do. They fought to defend it, and their devotion to duty cost them their lives.
And make no mistake; it was a price they paid willingly.
They knew there
was only two choices in 1861. Fight or lose their liberty. They, like heroes
always do chose to fight instead of cede their liberty. And now their ancestors
have been given a similar choice and have failed miserably.
standing up to the left wing attacks on their school’s history today’s “Rebels”
have opted for appeasement and surrender. Instead of standing on principles
they have chosen to abandon their history.