Frankly, as a native Northerner, I am getting bored with the constant complaining of Southerners regarding the “sacredness” of the Confederate flag. Hey, here’s “breaking news”: They lost the war! Really, it’s an undeniable fact. They can look it up in any American history book.
Now that this simple fact that the North won the war is demonstrably clear I have this question: Why do they constantly re-enact battles that they lost? Psychiatrists point out that one of the sure signs of doubted sanity is that someone keeps making the same mistake incessantly.
Germany and Japan lost World War II. Well, do we see the Germans re-enacting the Battle of the Bulge? Of course they don’t because long ago they accepted the ultra-bitter reality of defeat. Likewise the Japanese. We don’t see them dressing up in World War II uniforms and re-enacting the terrible losses they suffered at the hands of the U.S Marines at Tarawa and Iwo Jima.
Acceptance. Seems downright logical, yes?
The writer was a World War II combat Marine.