Every once in a while a Confederate heritage advocate makes a revealing admission. Such was the case yesterday. Here it is:
In short, the flags in the chapel (and, by implication, the flags flying along I-95 and outside the VMFA) really aren’t about honoring the past … but about placating and pleasing the present. It’s not about the people who are remembered and honored, but about the people doing the remembering and honoring.
No wonder some folks take these matters so personally. It’s not about heritage after all. It’s certainly not about history. It’s about themselves, their feelings, their beliefs. It is not about the dead, but the living. It’s not about the sacrifices made by people in the past, it’s about how people today want to present themselves, what they want to support, what they want to believe. In short, the Virginia Flaggers are all about the Virginia Flaggers.
Told you so. But we welcome the admission that we were right all along.