I cannot fathom why or how anyone can be proud of and want to honor a bunch of treasonous traitors who seceded from our country because they wanted their country and its States to have the right to own chattel slaves for economic purposes.
This country that seceded was thoroughly defeated in war by the United States of America.
I do not consider those who chose to leave this country and who went off and died in that war to be American citizens. They weren’t. They made that very clear.
They did not want to belong to the U.S.A.
So why we have United States citizens, folks who show up to Trump rallies shouting, “USA! USA! USA!” who want to honor folks who weren’t U.S. citizens is beyond me.
The South formed an entirely separate country and left the Union, started a war with the USA, lost the war, and then kindly were allowed to rejoin the rest of the Union.
I’m sorry, but I don’t know any time in history where the losers of a war get to be honored with statues and such.
These folks, entrenched in racist hatred and beliefs, wanted their States to have a right to own human beings for property just to protect their agricultural economy that was built on the backs of black slaves for free.
I do not want to honor them with statues. I do not want to see their statues anywhere other than a museum (and even that’s iffy). I do not want to celebrate a country who fought against my country by allowing statues of said country’s history to be up in our country.
It’s always “our history and heritage,” well, if you are proud of that history and heritage I question your devotion to and love of the United States of America.
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