In line with the typical leftest strategy, having the confederate flag removed from the South Carolina capitol property was only the entry point of a larger strategy. There are calls for the elimination of the confederate flag entirely. All the usual suspects are on board with this attempt to erase history. Apple even went so far as to remove any games from the apple store that had a confederate flag appeared in it. The latest bit of appeasement to the leftest agenda came from Walmart. A Walmart store refuses to make a cake with a confederate flag on it but a few days later was perfectly good with making a cake depicting the ISIS flag.
What the proponents of the erasure of unpleasant history are forgetting a very important point. If you erase the confederate flag from the American landscape of US history you also erase some of the greatest stories of Black Americans as well. With the confederate flag is the story of people like Harriet Tubman and the underground railroad are certainly out of context at the least. Others that have an important American story that was born from the horror of American Slavery was Frederick Douglass. If the left is successful in their attempt to erase and re-write history where is the power of the story and writings of Douglass? In some weird attempt to assuage supposed “white guilt” the ultimate in so-called “white privilege” is being exerted. The ability to erase the sins of you ancestors while erasing the accomplishments so many Black Americans.