One of the things that really frosts my shorts is the current (and ongoing) revisionism about "why was the Civil War fought?". I live in the North, now, and I see Confederate Flags. Why is this acceptable?
One of the best, mostly easily digestible, short but incisive videos I've seen in a long time is a short from Colonel Ty Seidule, a West Point Professor of History.
He addresses the question as to why there is still, 150 years later, controversy about the Civil War. Was it about Slavery? In asking why is there controversy, he says:
Many people don’t want to believe that the citizens of the sourthern states were willing to fight and die to preserve a morally repugnant institution.
We just can’t believe it.
There has to be another reason.
Well, there isn’t.
As Ta-Nehisi Coats says: Colonel Ty Seidule kicks the facts. Watch this video. Share it with your friends.
The evidence is clear & overwhelming.