I have always marveled at the intellectual bankruptcy and lack of historical knowledge among some Confederate heritage advocates. In addition, they seem entirely unable to engage the people they despise in public. Take this exchange on Connie Chastain’s blog:
Here’s the talk in question. Or here:
I guess we now know why “Austin” is so afraid to reveal his identity. Talk about a “bluffing, posturing shaman.” There’s not a specific criticism from Bradford. Perhaps that’s beyond her intellectual capacity. After all, if I was telling “Yankee lies,” what were they and why was she so skeered to confront me in front of all these people with the cameras rolling?
You tell me.
By the way … no sweat.
Given that these sorts of Confederate heritage buffs are so abysmally ignorant of history (and so timid in the face of the people they claim to criticize), one wonders exactly what function “heritage” serves for them other than an expression of their preservatives and prejudices (seasoned with anger, envy, and fear).