- Jul 4, 2016
- Rockbridge County, Virginia
While I can't speak for Stone.... I interpret his comments as, simply pointing out the double standards. ie: Folks pointing the racist finger South, might casually mention Northern policy but, rarely with the same vigor. When questioned, we usually get the accusation of whataboutism.I disagree. Northern racism has been discussed on this site many times over the years. A simple use of CWT's search engine for the term "Northern racism" will bring up almost 1,000 results.
Plenty of the virtue signals pointed at those of us favoring Confederate Monuments, ignore or minimize the actions of Yankees. Many of the people demonizing Lee, hold the actions of Sherman, Sheridan, & Hunter in a much different light. If Lee spoke a word that in today's enlightened age can be interpreted as racist, he's blasted as less than honorable, & a horrible human being.... ignoring much of the man's life.
Plenty of folks have amnesia when it comes to Sherman & Sheridan's post war activities. Yet, NBF is more known by his haters for his brief affiliation with the Klan, than his views, & actions after. As stated before, this IS a double standard, & comes across as merely propaganda for a modern political movement/ideology.