Speech Given By Rudy Ray at the National SCV Reunion 2016
This is Texas Camp Member Rudy Rays Candidacy for the Commander of the Army of the Trans Mississippi speech to the National SCV Reunion 2016, regarding who to vote for for our SCV leadership. It is a WONDERFUL speech, filled to the brim with the passion that our fathers of the United Confederate Veterans fought for in the war, and which they expected us to carry on as bearers of their torch.
Give me fifty men like him (one heading a division in each state), and I could take the SCV from 30,000 members to a couple million. The fact is that between fifty and eighty MILLION Americans descend from Confederate solders. Assuming only a third of these to be male, and that’s eighteen to twenty-six million people that are potential members. The estimate assumes 500,000 as the number of Confederate veterans who had children. This reflects half of the actual number of Southerners who served, close to one million. And though 300,000 died during the war, many could have had sizable families before the shots fired at Ft. Sumter were fired. Then one must estimate the number of children each veteran had. This estimate is six in the first post veteran generation; from here to the next generation, and so on. We are presently in the sixth generation after the war. But, if you only use five generations and the numbers of children per generation are as follows, six x five x four x four you come up with eighty million! Again, these numbers are based on half the number of men who fought for the south, and one generation shy of what is living. So the estimate is fairly conservative. There is absolutely no reason on earth why we should only have 30,000 members. What we need is more leaders like Rudy Ray. We could raise an ARMY of men to fight for our cause against the desecration of our flag and monuments.
If anybody is waffling on who to vote for, I’m going to help you out. I’m going to make it very very clear, very plain. Johhny won’t even need to say anything, you’ll know who to vote for, hopefully; when I get through.
If you’re wanting a lawyer, a banker, or a politician as Commander of the Army of the Trans Mississippi, don’t vote for me.
If you’re wanting a clawer, and a scratcher, and a biter, and a gouger, and a kicker, and a whip the other son of a bitch before he whips you, a fighter, yes a street fighter; then vote for me.
If you’re highly concerned about our image, and looking right, and how this godless Yankified society perceives us; do not vote for me.
But if you’re looking for someone that is highly concerned about doing right, about faithfully fulfilling our charge, about vindicating our glorious cause, about doing our duty and being faithful; then vote for me.
If you want someone that thinks this war is going to be won in the Yankee courts with the Yankee and sellout Southern politicians, and by the almighty Yankee dollar; don’t vote for me.
If you want someone that thinks this war is going to be won on the streets; and I’m not talking about what the other bunch does on the streets, but I’m talking about in the hearts and minds of the people. Our people! Then vote for me.
If you want someone that laps up the bones the Yankees throw us; don’t vote for me.
But if you want someone that chucks those bones right back at the Yankees; then vote for me. You say what are you talking about? Well I’ll tell you. And I know this may have a place, but I get tired of hearing it. In fact, it just plumb pisses me off. When I hear about the fact that the U.S. Congress made our Confederate veterans American veterans. I don’t get that. I’ll tell you what made my great great grandfather who fought in the Army of the Trans Mississippi and kept the damn Yankee out of Texas for a long time anyway, until after the war was over with.
Sadly we’ve got them amongst us now, but if you want somebody that thinks our veterans were made American veterans by the U.S. Congress; don’t vote for me.
If you want somebody who believes that our veterans were made American veterans because they fought for the Confederate States of America; then vote for me.
I’ll tell you another bone they throw at us. And I have no interest in their bones. I have no interest in the sons of the veterans who invaded, murdered, raped, pillaged, burned, and subjugated our land. I don’t want their mutual respect, I have none for them.
If you’re wanting someone who will be careful to make sure they’re never accused of being too Confederate; don’t vote for me.
If you’re wanting someone who thinks he’s not Confederate enough and yet gets accused of being too Confederate; then vote for me.
If you’re interested in somebody primarily as a celebrator of the Confederacy, don’t vote for me.
I do celebrate, but that’s not what I primarily do. I vindicate. We weren’t told to celebrate our cause. We weren’t charged with remembering our cause. We weren’t charged with memorializing our cause. We were charged by our veterans, by our fathers, with vindicating the cause.
If you want somebody who believes the Federal flag should have a prominent place in the SCV symbolizing our subjugation to the Yankee empire; do not vote for me.
If you want somebody who believes in the SCV, the battle flag of the third national should have the prominent place symbolizing our continued defiance to the invaders, murderers and occupiers of our country; vote for me.
If you want somebody who believes that a pledge is diametrically opposed to the vindicating of the cause that we’ve been charged with doing, and has no place in the SCV; vote for me.
If you believe it has a place [the Pledge of Allegiance to the United States Flag], don’t vote for me.
If you believe you can be too Confederate; don’t vote for me.
If you believe you cannot be too Confederate; vote for me.
If you want someone who will unite the SCV around our charge; vote for me.
If you want someone who will unite them around compromises, do not vote for me. Thank you.