Tearing down confederate monuments

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There are modern Lost Cause writers of history, such as James Ronald Kennedy and his twin brother Walter Donald Kennedy (founders of The League of the South and author of The South Was Right! and Jefferson Davis Was Right!), who play down slavery as a cause in favor of Southern Nationalism. The Kennedys describe "the terrorist methods" and "heinous crimes" committed by the Union during the war and then in a chapter titled "The Yankee Campaign of Cultural Genocide" state that they will show "from the United States government's own official records that the primary motivating factor was a desire of those in power to punish and to exterminate the Southern nation and in many cases to procure the extermination of the Southern people."[65]
 
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The author is a founding member of the explicitly white supremacist group League of the South. Thanks for confirming everything that most reading your posts here probably suspected.

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The League of the South is hardly a "white supremacist" group. They are an organization advocating for southern independence, which last I checked was free speech protected under the First Amendment.
 
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Certainly. Except that there are literal reams of evidence supporting the picture of slavery shown by that picture, from slave testimonials and narratives to other observers. Slavery was brutal by nature and design.


One questions why you referred to it as such then. One might argue that if you don't actually think that, it was rhetorical excess for the purpose of baiting. Or that the "SJW" and accusations of dishonesty you freely fling are ad hominems.
Just googling images alone brings up a whole host of items. That's without doing any proper research whatsoever.

If this is your argument is whisper thin.
 

Viperlord

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Neither are historians at all by training, in point of fact. From their own website.

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In many cases, amateur historians are just as knowledgeable as the professionals. They both cite an abundance of primary source material in their works, and arrive at their conclusions based upon an examination of the evidence. That is exactly what any historian would do.
 
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Viperlord

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In many cases, amateur historians are just as knowledgeable as the professionals. They both cite an abundance of primary source material in their works, and arrive at their conclusions based upon an examination of the evidence. That is exactly what any historian would do.
Except that all legitimate Civil War scholars completely trash them and their work, and their work is not an examination of the evidence, it's white supremacist propaganda. The fact that you hold to it, well...
 
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