18 October 2011

Sacred Relics

In the video below, the Museum of the Confederacy very aptly illustrates the importance of preserving relics - something which I'm proud to be involved in through my metal detecting efforts.

7 comments:

13thBama said...

Nice movie. It struck me toward the end that I was listening to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic". Interesting that they would choose that.

Brock Townsend said...

Thanks, but unfortunately I didn't get far into it as I was repulsed by the music.:)

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Yes, you would think that the MOC would know better. Its simply not historically appropriate to use a Union themed song for a video featuring Confederate relics in a CONFEDERATE museum. Dixie or another Southern themed tune would be historically correct, though not politically correct. Were this the Museum of the Union featuring Union relics, then the BHR would be perfect. A bit of PC virus I would assume or, perhaps, sloppiness.

Brock Townsend said...

Richard:

I believe it was purposefully done by the, sad to say, VMI grad who is a scalawag. My sister knows his and they both live in Virginia Beach. I asked my sister to speak to her and try to change his ways, but obviously to no avail.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Dear Brock - the term "scalawag" is reserved for only the worst of the worse. I would appeal to you sir to please hold that term for only extreme cases.

;o)

Let's not give up hope for this poor misguided soul. Certainly, just the air at VMI will eventually bear some good fruit.

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

Brock - BTW, if it was purposeful to make some kind of political statement, then it was petty, unprofessional, and juvenile. I'll give the benefit of the doubt and say it was ignorance or just plain sloppiness.

13thBama said...

After some further reflecting, I choose to hear the song as "John Brown's Body" instead of the other one mentioned.