The removal of the Confederate memorial from the Eastville Green, and now the Lee Statue from Richmond exposes how we as a society and culture have become nothing more than a group of ignorant, retrograde fascist thugs. We should not be afraid of history- LEARN from our exposure to its human frailties to create a better future. How Lee responded to the Confederate’s loss holds important lessons for generations of Americans as we build a more perfect Union. And really, it’s not the statue. Lee himself would not want statues. But the war–was it a civil war…the south did not want to rule over the north. The south wanted to leave. However, by going after the combatants themselves, they’re tearing at the delicate balance that people like Lincoln and Grant struggled wisely to maintain in order to attain some kind of social cohesion in the post-Civil War period. To happily destroy and hideaway parts of America’s own history though are concerning. Seeing statues of Lincoln, Roosevelt, Douglas, Grant, etc. Torn down is disgusting. This kind of thing is working, effectively, to destroy the fabric of society.
Ken Blackwell sums it up here: