Tuesday, January 04, 2011

"We Will Not Abandon Richmond"!!!!

The Museum of the Confederacy, which serves as the temple of Neo-Confederates and unreconstructed old school Confederates, is branching out to open a museum at Appomattox. Personally, I look forward to seeing their skewed view of Confederate surrender, i.e., the crushing of their treasonous rebellion in order to own, sell, rape, and kill black people. But what killed me is the link assuring the people of Richmond and Confederate wannabees more generally that "As We Create a System--We Will Not Abandon Richmond."

I love this language--the Museum is simply opening a new flank in the war against reasonable historical interpretation! They refuse to abandon Richmond to the idea that slavery caused the war and that people like Arthur Ashe and Martin Luther King deserve statues alongside Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson! That would be blasphemy!!!!