Friday, June 9, 2017

While we are pulling down statues and flags

When does the military start to rename its bases currently named after confederate leaders?

Army Stands by Naming Bases after Confederate Generals

A story published in June of 2015.

Should we name outposts after Nazi or Communist generals in a spirit of reconciliation?

They, too, hold a place in our history.

And surely it ought to be clear enough that confederate military leaders were not military leaders in our army, they were not leaders in our military history?

Except for those who betrayed both their country and their oath to support the US Constitution in order to support the Confederacy, instead, of course.

Shouldn't our Attorney General change his middle name?

MSNBC.com reached out to the Army to ask whether bases named after Confederate generals who fought against the U.S. should be renamed. 

“Every Army installation is named for a soldier who holds a place in our military history. Accordingly, these historic names represent individuals, not causes or ideologies,” said U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs, Brig. General Malcom B. Frost in an exclusive statement to msnbc.com. 

“It should be noted that the naming occurred in the spirit of reconciliation, not division.”

Of the 18 Army bases across the country named after Civil War generals, eight of them are named after Confederates.

U.S. Flag Waves Over 10 Army Bases Proudly Named for Confederate Officers

As Lee's army moved north into Pennsylvania any free blacks encountered he sent south into slavery.

Watching Ken Burn's The Civil War on Netflix.

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