The Huffington Post reported on the wonderful celebration going on in Virginia this month. That new governor is really great for state pride, don't you think?
Virginia's Republican Governor Bob McDonnell has declared April to be "Confederate History Month," the first time in 8 years that such a proclamation has been issued in the state.
In the statement, McDonnell says that the Confederate history "should not be forgotten, but instead should be studied, understood and remembered," and that its leaders "fought for their homes and communities and Commonwealth in a time very different than ours today."
Over at Driftglass, where I found this wonderful news, here's what they had to say.
No. its leaders did not fight for "their homes and communities and Commonwealth."
Its leaders fought for the right to keep other human being as slaves: to work them like animals and kill them at will.
Its leaders fought for the right to enforce the institution of slavery with state-sanctioned terror and murder.
Its leaders were known as "Confederates".
To preserve and defend their monstrous institution, Confederates spent centuries constructing massive social, economic, religious and cultural fortifications around it.
Like hemophilia, Confederates passed that comprehensive social, economic, religious and cultural worldview down generation after generation.
Like syphilis, to this day Confederates continue to spread that social, economic, religious and cultural worldview everywhere they go.
About 40 years ago, the Confederates changed their name.
Now they are known as "Republicans".
Yes, indeed, racism is alive and well in America, especially among our conserviative friends. I don't particularly go for those comparisons to hemophilia and syphilis, I think of it more as a poison, a mental poison, but the point is valid. It's been passed down through generaltions, especially virulent and vibrant in the South.
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