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Confederate Traitors no longer welcome at Dover Days. Good.

The Delaware State News is reporting that the Confederate traitors will not be featured at this year’s Dover Days event, at long last.

Since the Mason-Dixon Guards Camp 2183 couldn’t confirm its nonprofit status to Kent County Tourism Corporation’s specifications, the Confederate re-enactors weren’t permitted to take part without registering instead as a vendor. […]

John Doerfler, Dover Days event manager, said he offered the Mason-Dixon Guards Camp the lowest rate possible of $150 as a vendor. He said the group could not complete the process of confirming its status as a 501(3)(c) nonprofit for several weeks following the initial application.

Mr. Eldreth said his group presented Kent County Tourism a letter from the IRS confirming the status, but was requested to show further proof online. The IRS reporting system hadn’t yet updated that status and it wasn’t available, he said.

 
So this is over a technical issue that may get resolved next year, but Dover really should move into the later half of the 19th Century and realize that those who fought for the Confederacy were racist traitors to America.  Those who glorify the Confederacy now and fly its hateful flag are racist traitors to America and what it stands for now.   Those who fly that flag of evil and those like Doerfler and Eldreth who partake in reenacting the sinful past of slave owners say they are honoring the heritage of the South.  Indeed.  A heritage of hate, torture, slavery, bigotry, treason and genocide.

Such displays should be as unwelcome as the Nazi flag.

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9 comments on “Confederate Traitors no longer welcome at Dover Days. Good.

  1. Are you saying that historical reenactments of the American Civil War should be banned? Maybe we should gather up some books on the subject and have a bonfire as well.

    • I’d say that there’s a difference between history and reenactments. The Civil War was horrible. There’s no need to dress up and play fight something so serious. No one would ever consider such a thing with other horrific incidents or other wars.

      And that’s the point. These Confederate re-enactors aren’t doing this for historic reasons; they’re doing it to rewrite history.

  2. Jason330

    RSE – How many times do you need to have your ass handed to you on this? “historical reenactments” my ass. These guys get hard ons playing dress up. Read thier mission. It is all about defending some imagined “honor” of the South. When they find some black families to drag around a whip, then I’ll be swayed by the “this is educational” argument.

  3. Prop Joe

    To my knowledge, no reenactment clubs for the Revolutionary War… none for the War of 1812… none for World War I… none for World War II… none for the Korean War… none for the Vietnam War… none for Iraq War #1… none for Iraq War #2/Afghanistan…

    Hmm… I wonder why it’s only the Civil War… What ever could that reason be…

    • And they think they aren’t obvious.

    • The cluelessness level here is especially high today. There are reenactors for virtually every conflict that the United States has fought in…

      https://www.thehistorylist.com/blog_posts/top-battle-reenactments-of-2017

      Not that I don’t find these guys a bit strange…

      Board wargamer myself, never understood why you would want to throw on wool clothes and hike around in the hot sun… but to each his own.

      • Prop Joe

        I did preface my post with “To my knowledge”, which, apparently, is very little on the subject!

  4. Jason330

    The D-Day dress up in Ohio sounds fascinating. I wonder what kind of a-hole wants to dress up to honor the Third Reich? Anyway, I guess they’ve had issues.

    Daily Briefings
    Units are encouraged to participate in morning briefings to be held Friday and Saturday. These briefings will be held in the open field adjacent to the Axis camp at 0900 hrs. Minimum requested uniform is tunic and soft headgear; individual unit commanders may exercise discretion in this regard. Units are requested to assemble in period-correct German formations.

    Please be aware that the German camp and bridge areas will have a high amount of French civilian/resistance activity during the event. It is possible that prisoners will be taken in the course of living history events; however, mock “executions” of French prisoners are forbidden. This will be strictly enforced.

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