Wednesday, November 14, 2007
Edward Henri Sebesta is an anti-neo-Confederate activist and researcher from Dallas, Texas. He has written for a variety of publications, spoken in person, and been quoted as an expert on the movement by several media sources, such as Pacifica Radio and Salon.com.
Criticism of Sebesta
In Sebesta's view, southern identity is a form of false consciousness supported and maintained by the Neo-Confederate movement.By discrediting Neo-Confederates and their organizations, Sebesta means to destroy the effectiveness of their propaganda apparatus, which he believes is the evangelist of southern identity.The propaganda apparatus discredited, says Sebesta, southern identity will fade away; it will no longer provide a bulwark for reactionary politics, and the South will disappear as a self-conscious region to be replaced by more natural, benign regions, modeled on the rest of the United States. This will in turn break the political dam that hampers progressive political change. 
Sebesta has alleged that the United Daughters of the Confederacy and the Sons of Confederate Veterans have white supremacist agendas. The UDC describes Sebesta as a "hater of all things Confederate" and describes his charges as abusive and slanderous.
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