If you have an hour, you might enjoy this discussion of the evolution of the Confederate flag by “The American History Guys” (Edward Ayers, Peter Onuf, and Brian Balogh) as part of Backstory.
Much has been made in recent weeks of protests on university campuses concerning the reputation of various prominent Americans. Even as the University of Maryland unveiled a statue of Frederick Douglass …
… not without protest … students at Princeton University questioned that university’s commemoration of Woodrow Wilson, who was once president of that institution.
It was left to a certain Confederate heritage blog to post this Facebook image as a warning about the logical consequences of the so-called war against Confederate heritage:
That report was immediately picked up by a loyal follower of said blog, who declared:
Will Mackey Report This???
Not shy about taking up this challenge, fellow blogger Al Mackey did just that, as this post demonstrates.
The problem, of course, is that the original blogger had been duped by a fake website mocking Fox News into believing it was indeed the Fox News website, So had three of her followers: the second blogger and one Eddie Inman, who fights the good fight for Confederate [><] heritage across cyberspace, and one David Tatum, another infrequent blogger.
The original blogger, who had previously responded to comments as if they were related to an actual news report, subsequently used her own knowledge of how photoshopping images distorts reality to claim that she knew it was satire all along. Yeah, right.
Remember how this …
… became this?
Of course you do.
Funny how people who complain about erasing history (1) have problems when it comes to verifying facts (2) have no problem “revising” what they’ve said in an effort to erase their own history of being fooled.
The Virginia Flaggers, their webmaster, and their supporters remain an endless source of amusement … together they are the gift that keeps on giving.