The U.S. Army college Carlisle Barracks is considering removing paintings of Southern Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson from its grounds. The reason given is very clear, according to the college spokeswoman:
(O)ne person has questioned why we would honor individuals who were enemies of the United States Army…
And a point is being made. Hanging portraits of great men like Lee and Jackson in a Federal war college is something of an irony. Those great Southern heroes’ lives were given in service to the South, specifically Virginia, which the Federal Government overran and effectively raped. It would be equivalent to the Bolsheviks hanging portraits of the Romanovs.
But the proposed removal of the paintings would not be out of guilt over their invasions. Opposition to the Federal government (firmly in the control of the Northern States) is secular blasphemy. And, in that regard, Lee and Jackson are two arch-fiends.
While megaliths to Lincoln are permitted and promoted, our heroes must forever remain unseen.
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