I read you correctly and responded appropriately.
… .and taking down statutes that suspiciously went up because of the Lost Cause myth and during the Civil Rights era.
All things considered, it’s a pretty minor part of my post, since my point doesn’t rest on when the majority of them were erected, but when they were.
This is of course nonsensical drivel and self contradictory.
We all understand what The Confederacy was and that slavery was a major reason for it’s creation.
It’s part of our history, trying to purge it from the public consciousness will never be productive.
Whether you can accept it or not people served not to protect the institution of slavery but to defend their states.
Prior to the end of the War, “The United States” as we know it today did not exist. People’s first loyalties politically were to their states, not to the US and their states were under attack so millions on both sides enlisted because they saw that as their patriotic duty.
The war ended a hundred years before the civil rights era really started to get up a head of steam, we know that and we all know the south lost.
Many families like my own had members fighting on both sides of the war and they fought for the same reasons and those who served honorably still deserve recognition.
I know something of the Sons and Daughters of The Confederacy, no they aren’t trying to rewrite history they are simply attempting to preserve it and to honor those who “Fought for the cause” and did so honorably.
We live in a completely different world today and a totally different country. Today most of us at least are Americans First and state loyalties are mostly a thing of the past.
Today we understand through the advancement of science that much of the beliefs of people of that era were simply wrong, particularly the superiority of one race vs others.
Somehow we’ve managed right up until very recently to accept all of that and remain united as a nation.
Democrats saw these statues as yet another wedge issue to drive Americans apart and they are doing all they can to accelerate it because it’s an election year in which the sitting Republican President is going to be very difficult to beat.
It’s also being exploited as a wedge issue specifically to enrage blacks because of all the great gains made by Black Americans during this presidency and the fact that he could manage between 12-15% of the black vote in our major metro areas it will be all but impossible for him to be defeated.