Back in 2021, a commission was empaneled to eliminate all references to Confederate people and places on military installations and vessels. Ft. Bragg is being renamed Ft. Liberty and all the streets and roads with the names of Confederate soldiers and campaigns will be renamed as well.
West Point has removed pictures and references to Gen. Robert E. Lee as well as other Confederate officers. Navy ships are going to be renamed. Statues and memorials on any and all military installations are being removed.
Before I go further, for the record, I found out that I had a relative that took command of the left wing of the Confederate charge at Gettysburg when the commanding general was killed. He died just as they made it to the Union lines. And for the record, I’m damn proud to be his descendant, just like I’m proud of my uncle who died as a prisoner of the Japanese in WWII.
Speaking as a proud career soldier from a family with a long military background all the way back to the founding of this country, I find this politically correct, woke, bow to the BLM mob disgusting. If there was ever a time to curse these “people’s representatives” it’s now, and I mean all of them. We as an American people need to rise up and make our voices heard to these whiny politicians and make it known they have gone too far.
The Civil War was and is a part of our history that, while bad, is not something that should be forgotten. As a country we learned from it. And it must be remembered that those that fought but lost did so for things they believed in. Giving in to these spineless crybabies dishonors honorable men. Men who fought and died for what they believed in are now being dishonored.
I have been and will undoubtedly continue to be called racist for my missive, and quite frankly I don’t care. Anyone that knows me, knows my family and my beliefs on how people should be treated. I don’t care the color of your skin, your sexual orientation (note, my baby brother was gay but I didn’t care, he’s my step-brother who I always continued to treat and defend as my BROTHER because I loved and respected him.), or your religious beliefs as long as you are not trying to force me to treat you differently because of them. Two of my role models in the military were black, but again I didn’t care. They were the kind of soldiers I wanted to be.
Based on what those that throws stones, they need to remember that the land they own and live on was taken by force by white settlers from Native Americans and they were forced to move hundreds of miles from their homelands and live where WHITE PEOPLE forced them to go so they could live there. Defend that.
If they, the butt hurt whiny liberals that think they can rewrite history in order to make themselves feel better, then tear down all the memorials and statues to the Vietnam War. And what about the Mexican-American war?
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” – George Santayana. Or as it’s often misquoted, “Those that ignore history are doomed to repeat it.”
Everyone needs to read a book written by George Orwell called “1984” in order to get an idea what these people are trying to do, and how they’re doing it.
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Well said. Bravo and thanks for your service.