I have suggested that often Confederate heritage advocates reveal that they are inspired by honoring their own hatreds and not the service of the Confederate soldier … and that sometimes it seems that the real heritage of service they honor is that of the white supremacist terrorists of Reconstruction, especially when they rhapsodize about Nathan Bedford Forrest and Wade Hampton, two of Susan Frise Hathaway’s favorites (red dress Hathaway loves Hampton’s Red Shirts).
Even Connie Chastain admitted on Twitter recently that some of Confederate heritage is bigotry.
When you say, “Not all of it is bigotry,” you’re admitting that some of it is … maybe even most of it. My thanks to Connie Chastain for that revealing admission.
And Connie Chastain is right. Look here for evidence from a picture snapped at the University of North Carolina, where recent protests and counterprotests continue about “Silent Sam,” a Confederate statue on campus:
Yup … a noose attached to a pole flying the Confederate Battle Flag. Or so it appears.
You can’t get much more direct than that.
Note: Other images of the protest don’t show the same flag … so this is destined to become a controversial image as people question its veracity.