2020-06-24 – I’ve seen a lot of well meaning people pushing back against wholesale toppling of Confederate statutes. They say that history is being erased. They are not defending that history, but they are saying that the horrors of that period should not be forgotten.
Exactly what horrible aspect of slavery is conveyed by a guy on a horse? Or by slave labor camps being reimagined as plantation-wedding venues?
It seems to me that it’s the horror that was erased. It seems to me that the defeat of a traitorous wanna-be slave nation is what has been erased. Where were you when that erasure occurred?
Would you be willing to advocate for public memorials that tell the true story of slavery and the Civil War? Would you be willing to erect these memorials in every – single – location where a Confederate monument now stands?
If you revere history so much, you should be itching to do that.
(As I was writing this, I found a post on Facebook that tells a completely opposite story about how Germany commemorated its Nazi era and the holocaust. Check it out by clicking here.)
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