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Erasing Southern History:
The Bonfire of the Portraits

American Thinker, by Fay Voshell

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Posted By:DW626, 12/20/2013 6:41:03 AM

When traveling recently to Virginia Beach, I couldn´t help but notice that I was no longer in Yankee land. I was in an entirely different world, one still significantly defined by the Civil War. I passed street after street named after famous southern generals -- General Jackson Drive, General Lee Drive, General Beauregard Drive, and General Hill Drive. Though he was a "general" of a different sort, even General Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, has a boulevard named after him. It was clear to me that Southerners revere their generals. And for good reason. The South´s generals have long been a part of

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Looks like at least someone took a lesson or two from the old Soviet Union on how to present history.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Spidey, 12/20/2013 7:27:35 AM     (No. 9661232)

I never have or will ever believe the Civil war was about slavery.Slave related issues were a by product of the war. To me it was federal power grabs and control that sparked the war.

The whole idea of slavery has bolstered the left´s agenda for decades.If slaves were really freed by Lincoln why did it take nearly 100 years for blacks to get rights other people were born with.

You can´t even count the number of myths the left has created over the years to denigrate certain people in this country and trigger guilt responses. I´ve never owned a slave or oppressed a black person in my life,in fact 75% of people who used to work under me were black.All I cared about was whether they could do the job.

I´ve never heard of a white person going into a black school and tell the students that education is a "white thing" and you´re a traitor to your race for trying to get educated.

But out of no where,along comes Obama and rubber stamps college loans and all of a sudden they´re interested in getting educated.Of course it has nothing to do with the bonus money you get taking out a student loan.Billions are being wasted on remedial education at the college level.First semester drop out rates are very high and wasting billions

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Reply 2 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 12/20/2013 8:27:39 AM     (No. 9661339)

This infuriates me and it should hack off every American with a sense of our history. What are they going to do next, erase the the Pilgrims and the Puritans from American history?

Ironically I was marveling yesterday at my transition from the frozen North (Michigan & Indiana) to The Villages of Florida. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision myself living in Florida, but I am so glad it was in Someone´s (capitalized on purpose) grand plan. As dear spouse and I were driving our golf cart from the golf course along the live oak, Spanish-moss-laden trees and the waxy magnolia trees and other Southern vegetation, I had to pinch myself.

My mind seems to wander to the Civil War for some reason. The Confederates have said since 1865 that "The South shall rise again." and by golly - they were right. I´m grateful and so are thousands of Northerners. I just pray we don´t blow it and infest this lovely place with Northern ideas such as high-rise ghettos.

BTW, The Villages were founded by a gentleman from Michigan, Harold Schwartz and developed by his son H. Gary Morse (his mother remarried and son took her new last name). They, Schwartz and Morse, had a sense of history.

My feeling is a "pox on those who would erase history" and everyone in my Northern family whom I´ve left behind would agree.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: kiwinews, 12/20/2013 9:51:56 AM     (No. 9661518)

I find it interestingly sad that the men who faced those generals under shot and shell hated them less ten years after the war than total strangers do them now, 148 years later. That sort of hate has to be taught.
If it was a war to save the Union, let them be honored in the peace of victory as brave Americans.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Felixcat, 12/20/2013 10:00:26 AM     (No. 9661542)

Ah yes - Virginia: with two Democratic Senators and a newly elected Dem Governor (and Clinton political hack) is n´t going to turn red anytime soon. The only reason these street names (and I live in Virginia) have not been all changed to MLK or Malcolm X Drive is too many Virginias don´t know US history which in this case is a good thing.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 12/20/2013 12:49:45 PM     (No. 9661847)

I have to laugh. It´s a cute article, and, frankly, down here in the Deep South, we just mutter under our breaths, only VA surrendered ya know. Seriously though, having lived in VA, I´m with #4, the progressives working in DC living in VA, will keep it purple.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 12/21/2013 12:47:30 AM     (No. 9662491)

This southerner wrote to object to the portraits being taken down.

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