Opinion from a Libertarian ViewPoint

The 2nd US Domestic War – LewRockwell

Posted by M. C. on August 20, 2017

First in his class at West Point, hero of the Mexican War, Lee was the man to whom President Lincoln turned to lead his army. But when Virginia seceded, Lee would not lift up his sword against his own people, and chose to defend his home state rather than wage war upon her.

This veneration of Lee, wrote Richard Weaver, “appears in the saying attributed to a Confederate soldier, ‘The rest of us may have … descended from monkeys, but it took a God to make Marse Robert.’”

Yet, on the militant left today, the name Lee evokes raw hatred and howls of “racist and traitor.” A clamor has arisen to have all statues of him and all Confederate soldiers and statesmen pulled down from their pedestals and put in museums or tossed onto trash piles.

Growing up after World War II, this was accepted history. What has changed since 1965?

In the first half of the 20th century, Woodrow Wilson and FDR carried all 11 states of a rigidly segregationist South all six times they ran, and FDR rewarded Dixie by putting a Klansman on the Supreme Court.

While easy for Republicans to wash their hands of such odious elements as Nazis in Charlottesville, will they take up the defense of the monuments and statues that have defined our history, or capitulate to the icon-smashers?

In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on?

Lincoln was ‘colonist’ that wanted to send all blacks back to Africa. He said they were to backward to assimilate into white society.

Progressive heroes and ground-breakers Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were racists. FDR had nothing against the Klan as Pat Buchanan tells us.

Are they next? I doubt it. I doubt anti-fascist ‘counter protesters’ that can’t be bothered to look up the definition of  fascist or make the effort to get past their government school propaganda history class will bother to break the noses of those ‘icons’ of racism.

Be seeing you


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