What next?

Harry Truman once said that “the only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.”

 

The present effort to purge America of memorials to Confederate generals is reminiscent of the English digging up the body of Oliver Cromwell two years after his death and publicly beheading the corpse.

Ask the English if this served any useful purpose.

Perhaps today’s hyperventilating efforts to refight the Civil War could be pacified by disinterring the bodies of Confederate generals, convicting them of hate crimes and hanging the remains in some public place. Augusta’s newly rebuilt Archibald Butt bridge might be a suitable location for this. Then perhaps we could move on and get past the present “silly season.”

Keith Shafer

Augusta

 

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