Saturday, August 12, 2017
LEFTIST PROGRESSIVES SMEARING FIGURES OF CHURCH AND AMERICAN HISTORY
I grew up in the south and attended both Catholic and public schools in the 1960's. In public school, the Confederacy and its leaders were portrayed sympathetically and often viewed as heroes because they were conflicted, did not want to necessarily break with the Union but believed in states rights over federal control.
When they seceded from the Union they did so knowing it would mean war similar to our founding fathers who knew seceding from England would mean the same. They did so. The Confederate States lost; the Americans won the Revolutionary war.
Were all who had slaves racists? Maybe, but they were conditioned by the times and what was permitted.
Jesus Christ never condemned slavery and often used the image of slavery in parables and never in a condemning way. The Church tolerated slavery for centuries although the golden rule would have applied to slaves as to anyone else in our moral teachings.
As it concerns southern history, I am uncomfortable with wiping out the great figures of the Confederacy, people like Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and a few others and I don't believe monuments to the Confederate dead should be removed or the statues of southern war heroes.
However, the leftist progressives will stop at nothing to shame those who have sympathy for what these historical characters stood for given the context of their times and were willing to die for their southern heritage. but leftist progressives want to erase these confederate icons from the annals of history and without nuance.
They would like to do so for any American president who owned slaves too, quite a few in fact, with Thomas Jefferson fathering children with one or two of his slaves
But if they will do it to Confederate war heroes, they will also do it to famous presidents of the union and they will ultimately do it to Jesus Christ.
This is how liberal, progressive leftists work.