The gentle wave of what had been termed “monumania” that rolled over the South and parts of the North during the late Nineteenth and early Twentieth Centuries was one which saw the dedication of numerous monuments in memory of the Confederacy and its heroes. That long dormant wave has now suddenly turned into a manic tsunami dedicated to the tearing down or covering up of all such objects through ill-conceived legislation, governmental fiat or outright vandalism. This current rush to madness will, of course, neither alter what some now consider to be a dark stain on the pages of America’s history, nor improve the lot of those who feel oppressed because they imagine their lives have somehow been adversely impacted by a government that has not existed for over a century and a half.
Even though the many hundreds of such monuments scattered across the United States, as well as the countless number of schools, public buildings, parks, highways and geographic locations named for various Confederate figures, stood unmolested for many generations, a cry developed during the past few years to remove all such objects from public view. While these voices initially represented only a small portion of the population, …
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