- Jul 4, 2016
- Rockbridge County, Virginia
Great observation ! I think you've hit the nail on the head here. Generally speaking, my experience with this subject, ends up at the same conclusion.Its not just the existence of Black Southern Loyalists (aka Black Confederates, or Confederates of Color) but the fact that there are today some African Americans who are proud of the service of their ancestors that causes so much fright from those opposed to their existence.
Many of these people are folks who want you to believe that the Southern Confederacy was the equivalent of folks who need to be unpersoned and that the Confederate soldier deserves no honor as an American veteran, or as a human being. To people like that anyone who does not fit into their narrative is a threat, and nothing frightens someone more than having their "religion" (aka their political and social views connected to how they define the memory of the War Between The States) challenged by facts that run counter to the narrative.