Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – I was told by my financial advisor David Simpson: Okay, Mike, I want you to do half of what you do, your brilliant creativity, lying to the public and telling them what they want to hear — like for @Red StateGalinBlueState on Twitter yesterday — and then the other half of the time you can pursue the truth. You have to lie half the time in order to make a living. That’s what we’ve come to here. I don’t want to do that. There’s just something wrong with that. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
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Mike: My and Brion McClanahan’s book, Was Jefferson Davis A Traitor?, which is the latest version of the classic written by Albert Taylor Bledsoe as a defense of Davis in 1866 — of course, he didn’t have to use it. Nonetheless, he went ahead and put it into book form and it has been published several times. It has not been modernized. I have undertaken the task of taking the scanned text and totally modernizing it, making it 100 percent digital, meaning that it can now be manipulated and used because all the quotation marks, all the typos, all the formatting has all now been corrected and modernized. The text is beautiful. The book looks phenomenal. We’ve added an index, which Bledsoe did not add. We have a bibliography, a complete bibliography of current sources, which of course Bledsoe could not have, with hyperlinks in it. I spent about six hours yesterday working on the index. I’m doing this by hand, going chapter to chapter. I’m re-reading the book and tracking down some of the footnotes to make sure that I have my notes correct.
I am just flabbergasted by the amount of history that was written between 1866 and round about 1910 or so. There is a Mount Everest of undiscovered material. It has been discovered because Google has apparently gone through libraries and just scanned everything that was on the shelf at the library at USC or whatever, or has gone through all your major university libraries and scanned everything on the shelves. There is so much. I follow a lead and I find the source. I go: Oh, that’s pretty cool. I find another one and I come up on another source. I read that and go: Wow, that’s even more cool.
In any event, I found some most interesting works yesterday. I want to share them on today’s Founders TV. We’ll have a transcript of that and a Project ’76 post about it. Even though I keep saying that I am going to quit and walk away from all this because it’s a very unappreciated and lowly task that is driving me insane and into poverty, I will persist in trying to bring the truth of the matter out to, I would say the masses, to the minorities that still care about these sorts of anachronistic things.
I was told by my financial advisor David Simpson: Okay, Mike, I want you to do half of what you do, your brilliant creativity, lying to the public and telling them what they want to hear — like for Red State Gal and Blue State on Twitter yesterday — and then the other half of the time you can pursue the truth. You have to lie half the time in order to make a living. That’s what we’ve come to here. I don’t want to do that. There’s just something wrong with that. I don’t know, my wife and children say: Dad, lie. Do what David Simpson says. Just stretch the truth. You don’t have to lie, Dad, just pretend like you don’t know what the truth is. Well, I might be able to do that. Then I run across source documents. You can’t deny that. That actually happened. Those people wrote that down. Being right is overrated and the truth does not pay. This is what honesty will get you in the 21st century.
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