Monday, June 15, 2020

Final Call for the Confederacy - Special Blog Supplement

It is time to end the mystique of the Confederacy and its hold on American society. 

Just a few short years ago, I believed that it was OK to allow statues erected to Confederate leaders and generals and to have bases named after them. My bias was that these men had been idealized in my history classes as I learned of the Civil War and the struggle. But I did not fully understand the crippling effect that holding onto these images of the past was having on this country that I love.

I no longer feel the same. The conflict has never ended; the victors have not completed the conquest and the war, which is still called by some the War of Northern Aggression, continues to prevent us, as a society, from ensuring "liberty and justice for all."

I just read this article from a far right wing publication:

Republicans just took one vote that will leave Donald Trump red with rage

In the article it states: 

Donald Trump is defending American culture from a vicious onslaught from the American Left trying to erase the nation’s history.

But the President got some bad news
And it’s all because Republicans just took one vote that will leave Donald Trump red with rage. 
Donald Trump recently announced his opposition to renaming military bases named after Confederate Generals.
“It has been suggested that we should rename as many as 10 of our Legendary Military Bases, such as Fort Bragg in North Carolina, Fort Hood in Texas, Fort Benning in Georgia, etc,” the President wrote on social media.
The time has come to finalize the ending of the war and move forward. We must stop being mired 155 years in the past. 
I believe the following video, which I found on You Tube expresses it best. And I note, it is from a Republican sponsored organization. I urge you to watch it.

It is time for America to finally move forward and for the victors to establish a truly just and free society unencumbered by the racial biases that caused us to go to war 160 years ago.

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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