The South holds on to many traditions and customs that some might find strange. (I’ll never forget my first encounter with boiled peanuts.) One such tradition is the reenactment of Civil War battles. While many might want to forget such a bloody affair, history buffs from all over the country descend onto battlefields to reenact battles and the elaborate affairs have long been interesting ways to educate communities about history.
Of course, for liberals, educating people about U.S. history is not a good thing. Though the war against history has long raged, in recent months, the wrath of the left has been focused on the South and a campaign has been mounted to scrub our nation of anything remotely related to the Confederacy.
In keeping with this history jihad, liberal pressure has finally forced a historical group to cancel their Civil War reenactment.Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, has announced that they will be canceling their “Living History Weekend” due to the mass political correctness hysteria that has ensued since a deranged gunman opened fire on worshippers at a South Carolina church.
“We decided to show honor and respect to the victims of the recent tragedy and give the community time to heal,” spokesperson Rick Benthall said. “It was a difficult decision as Boone Hall’s association with this event has been long standing, but one we made and think is best on behalf of Boone Hall and the Charleston community at this time.”
Though the shooter, Dylann roof, was found to have at one time held a Confederate Flag, the same shooter was pictured burning the American flag. Still, the left has absurdly crafted a narrative surrounding the shooting and have focused their attention on a flag that has existed in America for 150 years.
The canceling of the event is about more than one event. It sends a dangerous message that illustrates that those who complain the loudest and the most often can achieve their political ends through such extortionist means.
We must not remain silent about things that truly matter, but the jihad against our history and Southern culture is rooted in a fundamental crusade to promote ignorance and a warped understanding of history.
If we wish to have a future generation who understands what liberty is, whatfree expression is, we must be willing to shine a light upon these efforts to wipe our history books clean.