Confederate History Month on April, 2016: How should I celebrate Confederate History Month?
April, 2016 is Confederate History Month 2016. Confederate History Month is a month annually designated by six state governments in the Southern United States for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the history of the Confederate States of America.
Confederate History Month is a month annually designated by six state governments in the Southern United States for the purpose of recognizing and honoring the history of the Confederate States of America.
A good question, and one that needs to be addressed in a sober, thoughtful manner, for once.
Answer: By supporting the campaign of whoever runs against the current governor of Virginia.
In my view, both Confederate History Month and Union Victory Month should be abandoned in favor of Civil War History Month. It is unfortunate that this defining event in US history is still a partisan, regional, and racial battleground. The sad fact is that even though there is no longer anyone left alive who fought in the conflict, there are some who want to keep the wound open.
Why are there some who continue to fight the Civil War? The main reason has to be racism, unfortunately. Virginia's wing-nut governor is playing to the folks who are scared of America's changing demographic, and appealing to their racist fears; a particularly easy target in poor economic times. His recent 'apology' is disingenuous at best, because the fearful voters he is pandering to know in their tea-bagged hearts where his sentiment lies.
His apology is similar to the strategy an unscrupulous lawyer engages in when he makes a statement in Court that he knows will be stricken from the record. While the inadmissible remark is erased from the trial transcript, the Jury still retains the memory of a statement made to appeal to some prejudice or bias that the Court rightfully realizes is unfair to the case. This is politics-as-usual and should be condemned universally.
However, the answer to one-dimensional, partisan history is NOT to engage in counter one-dimensional partisan history. The answer is to examine the Civil War from an objective, learned way, utilizing all relevant sources to gain an understanding that transcends narrow regional and ethnic bounds and draws us all together into one strong national community.
The politics of divide-and-get-elected by splitting the electorate into easily managed segments driven by ignorance and fear should not be a winning strategy, and all those who engage in such tactics should be voted immediately out of office.
Virginia needs a new governor.
Confederate History Month in Georgia?
revisionist history teaches that the Civil War was about nothing but slavery -- this isn't true.
Abraham Lincoln is known as the "great emancipator" but he was actually quoted saying that if he could end the conflict and bring the confederate states back to the union WITHOUT freeing one slave, he would. he actually used the slaves as pawns to provide economic pressure on the southern plantation states.
over 95% of confederate soldiers never owned slaves - they were defending the sovereign rights of the Confederate States of America.
revisionist history is ruining our country's public education system - but that is what happens when you let the feds get involved in something like education that should be controlled at the state or local level.
Do you support Confederate history month?
Like it or not it is part of their history and heritage. If you deny their right to have a confederate month, then you have to deny black history month.
And this is from a conservative republican whose ancestors were founding members of the abolitionists movement. My one ancestor was even pulled from his home in the middle of the night and hung on his front lawn by the slave catchers because of his work with the underground railroad.
Now if it does not bother me, it should not bother you. Remember we tend to repeat the past if we fail to remember it. Add to this the Confederacy (good and bad) is part of the American Heritage that built and shaped this country, Nazi is not and never has been a major part of America