There … that’s better.
I can’t wait for someone to tell me that I’m twisting these words, too.
It’s been an interesting two weeks for Confederate heritage. Even since the July 8th announcement by Washington & Lee president Kenneth P. Ruscio addressing several issues concerning commemorating the past at the university, a good number of Confederate heritage advocates, especially on social media, have been simply besides themselves. We’ve had calls for Ruscio to resign (and demands for his removal, although how these folks intend to go about that foolishness is never made clear), denunciations of the group (“The Committee”) that initiated what Rusico rightly calls a conversation within the WLU community, talk of marches, demonstrations, and that time-honored means of protest, flagging, and so on.
That was bad enough. But then I received this: Continue reading
As some of you may recall, there are Confederates in my family. One of them, Jordon H. Snow, served time for nearly a year at Point Lookout Prison in Maryland.
Tomorrow, June 28, 2014, the Descendants of Point Lookout POW Organization will be holding their pilgrimage. As I’m on the East Coast, and not too far away, I may just pay a visit. I hear it’s going to be an interesting program.
Here’s some stuff that may be of interest to someone:
Last week I mentioned the controversy surrounding the candidacy of South Carolina lieutenant governor Glenn McConnell for the presidency of the College of Charleston. I suggested then that the controversy would be predictable, and that’s why I found it boring.
Like moths to a flame, the usual suspects are confirming my analysis. Continue reading
As expected, certain people went off on the usual temper tantrums in response to my post about a struggling Kickstarter campaign. So we could expect those sons and daughters of Confederate heritage to pony up some cash and put their money where their mouths and keyboards are. Right?
And so here we are, a day after the post appeared:
Nothing’s changed … except there’s one less day to go.
UPDATE, March 16: Make that two less days to go. Follow the countdown here.
That which is predictable often bores me, and the discussion over whether South Carolina lieutenant governor Glenn McConnell should become president of the College of Charleston is a case in point.