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I received an email on Saturday morning (10/23/2010) from Mr. Timothy F. Pilgrim – Adjutant, Georgia Division of the SCV – regarding the excellent series of videos that they produced. It appears that the History Channel received a complaint from a liberal blogger and Friday they reacted as liberals so often do – they have pulled the videos from their broadcast schedule.
As common as this sort of thing is, I would think that it would no longer shock me, but it does. The irony of this is a thing of beauty. Here we have a major media outlet, calling itself the History Channel, pulling a series of paid videos that present historical facts that go against what today is accepted as unquestionable fact in America. What are they afraid of? What is so dangerous about this information that they would turn away paid advertising to keep it from being shown?
The History Channel is a privately-owned business, and unless there are contractual reasons prohibiting it, has every right to accept or reject anything on their channel without having to answer to anyone. That is their right and we must respect it – but we don’t have to take their decision as a defeat. (There may well be other legal issues involved here that I am not aware of – if so, I wish them all the best should they take legal action against The History Channel.)
How do we turn this to our advantage? We spread these videos far and wide. We post embedded links everywhere we can. We send the links to our friends and family. Along with each link to these videos, we ask the question, “What is so dangerous about these videos? Why did the History Channel pull them from their schedule? Watch them and make your own decision.” If you want to just post a single link for all the videos, you can post a link to the Georgia SCV YouTube channel, or to this page on Confederate Colonel where we have compiled all the videos on a single page.
We will cover the story behind how these videos came to be in a later post, but for right now, this refusal to run the videos is the most pressing issue. We have got to do whatever we can to make sure these videos have the widest audience possible, and few things pique the curiosity of people more than hearing that something has been banned. Take full advantage of it.