More on Ending Lee/Jackson Day - Deo Vindice
Presentism is a mode of historical analysis in which present-day ideas and perspectives are anachronistically introduced into depictions or interpretations of the past. Some modern historians seek to avoid presentism in their work because they believe it creates a distorted understanding of their subject matter.~Wiki
JAB explains the problems with the current argument over Lee/Jackson Day.
"This is the permanent taint of the sin of slavery, segregation, and racism on anyone who doesn’t measure up to presentism’s current standards circa 2009. Thus, anyone who fought for the Confederacy, honors their heroes, or symbols is a racist - and probably a secret slaver. Choose the wrong behavior - like serve in the state forces according to the Rule of Law of the 1787 U.S. Constitution - and that person was - by definition - immoral, a racist - and for some folks today - a traitor. And, of course, the intent for anyone whoever honors such a racist is, naturally, racism."
"Yet, the broad brush of the permanent sin stain is not applied evenly."~JAB
These two posts are the best analysis on addressing history that I have read. JAB connects the dots of the foolishness showed by many writers on changing Lee/Jackson Day to Virginia Heritage Day. Go read and learn dear friends. Deo Vindice!
H/T to Spank that Donkey