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February 22, 2005



Umm...despite his good intentions at Versailles, Wilson was not a good man. He was a racist in the worst way who played a very large role in legitimizing Birth of a Nation. He also reinstituted segregation in Federal government offices. Let's be careful here...not all Democrats were good people.

here's what's left

hmmmmm... doing some research, you appear to be right, though it's hard to get definitive information. one person ascribes the following quote to him, about Birth of a Nation:

"It is like writing history with lightning," Wilson said of this KKK celebration, "and my only regret is that it is all so terribly true."

While another says its apocryphal, though it's hard to tell what's apologetics and what's not.

This story about Wilson's family, along with a different quotation, is pretty unambiguous:

"They treated wounded Confederate soldiers at their church and let their son go out and see Jefferson Davis paraded in handcuffs by the victorious Union army. Wilson would forever recall standing 'for a moment at General Lee's side and looking up into his face.'"

So I struck his name through in the post.

Has anyone ever read anything that Wilson wrote by the way? Does he ever address racial issues in his historical writings?


not only are they more interesting, they are a hell of a lot more accurate than the current version.

Musing Michael

Let me offer another nice alternative:

"...Scatter our enemies,
And make them fall;
Confound their politics,
Frustrate their knavish tricks..."


President's Day and the Pledge... 2 great causes for the Left to get rid of... I am all for it... Go for it..

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