WHY IS HISTORY A MYSTERY? DISTORTED MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR — PART 3

Here we have the third and final installment of a three-part series. Here are links to the previous installements.

What is today’s post about? Loyalty. The concept does not seem to be well understood by some people these days. Hence, we have people trying tear down monuments built to Confederate soldiers, men who were loyal to the people of their States.

A little time has passed since the posting of the previous installments. Since then — wonder of wonders — the minority leader in the House of Representatives has condemned Antifa.

Antifa was one of the groups who showed up in Charlottesville, VA to protest a demonstration by white supremacists. They helped to set off a riot.

Why did Pelosi finally condemn Antifa? Not certain. It may be related to a newfound willingness to negotiate with President Trump on spending. When you are identifying a man with Hitler, that makes negotiations with him difficult. For all I know the Democrats may finally have something on Trump, and they think they can make better use of him as puppet. That, however, is doubtful. It is not likely they could keep such a thing secret.

My guess is the Democrats finally realized the name-calling was starting to backfire. Consider how the name-calling was working on the group Patriot Prayer. When Pelosi labelled them white supremacists, they objected and helped to make her look absurd.

Whatever her reason, Pelosi changed her tune, and her reasons don’t seem to have much to do with loyalty to anyone except herself.

So what did people think about loyalty during the Civil War. Well, here is an example we usually don’t hear about.

Does the video above sound unbelievable? Here is the story in more detail, Glimpses of Soldiers’ Lives: A.M. Chandler and Silas Chandler, Family Slave (loc.gov).

6 thoughts on “WHY IS HISTORY A MYSTERY? DISTORTED MEMORIES OF THE CIVIL WAR — PART 3

  1. In reference to the comments above, I only call them as I see them…;) As for your post Tom, I think Ms. Pelosi is nothing if not an opportunist (along with being a Botox enthusiast). She knows Antifa has had it’s Jump The Shark moment and is only condemning them because not doing so would be worse for her politically.

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  2. Boisterous, or whirlwind (dizzy Pelosi), politicians remind me of storm surges as described in your post. Whenever they see an opportunity to say something to obtain publicity, they rush in their murky remarks to dirty up their opposition party.

    When their murky water hits a strong opposition, like when the surge water flows into a high brick wall with a deep foundation (righteous) brick wall, the politicians just flow back their statements. Same as when murky waters sort of disappear when it flows back into the ocean, and hope no one remembers their murk in time.

    King Solomon’

    When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever. (Proverb 10:25)

    As the whirlwind passeth, so is the wicked no more,…. The wicked themselves are like a whirlwind, noisy, boisterous, and blustering;( Excerpt Gils Bible Commentary)

    In My Opinion

    Sadly, as your history post explains, too many people have short memories when they go to vote, unless of course, they were personally affected by the storm surge.

    Regards and goodwill blogging.

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