After reading entirely the hyperlinked article this message refers to--- You should be convinced that most Confederate descendants need to update their knowledge of Confederate truth, and to begin a concentrated program of SHARING THE REAL CONFEDERATE TRUTH. RATHER THAN MERELY EULOGIZING ANCESTORS. WE MUST RESPOND TO THOSE ANCESTORS URGING US FROM THE GRAVE TO PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT THEIR SOUTH WAS RIGHT—THAT THEY, THEMSELVES, WERE RIGHT IN DEFENDING THE FAMILIES, THEIR HOMES, THEIR LAND AND THEIR SOUTH. JH
DAVID AIKIN WROTE THE FOLLOWING:
"The whole of American history and American literature has been dedicated to defending monsters, to sanitizing, to whitewashing, to glorifying criminals. In my lifetime, American higher educated has been slavishly committed to the outrageous premise that the invasion of the South was a good thing, and the people who perpetrated that invasion were virtuous people. Lincoln and his Administration along with Sherman, and all the officers, sergeants and privates who were active in that enormity are heroes, so we teach American students today. And anybody who disagrees with this imperial bias, anybody who questions the fundamental premise, is called names – racist, ignorant, unqualified, out of date, imbalanced, unprogressive, un-American and domestic terrorist"
"Any historical document that disagrees is ignored, or destroyed. That's why Simms's account of invading "monsters of virtuous pretension" was neglected for 140 years, and almost destroyed, resulting not in a fair and historical report, but in unexamined and unconfirmed assertions of northern righteousness and Southern degeneracy, as if Americans are not supposed to know any history, as if knowing the past makes Americans incapable of seeing grand universal principles."
"More importantly, though, eyewitness sources contradict American romantic myths about Lincoln and Mr. Lincoln's War." (WILLIAM GILMORE SIMS—AMERICA'S ERASED LITERARY GIANT) [SIMS WAS AN AMERICAN LITERARY GIANT UNTIL HE DEFENDED THE SOUTH BY RELATING MUCH OF WHICH WAS SEEN THROUGH HIS OWN EYES DURING THE UNCIVIL WAR.] JH
Please read the fascinating article from which the above was taken — http://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/review/monsters-of-virtuous-pretension/ was written about Sims by another amazing scholar…researcher we should all respect and honor for his amazing, daring truth telling!