The Media has been going on and on how Trump’s praise of General Robert E. Lee as a “great general” at a speech in Ohio was evidence of his racism and a dog whistle to white supremacists.
It’s true that Lee was the better tactician and a experienced commander at the start of the Civil War. He had won quite a number of victories, marching the Confederate Army as far north as Pennsylvania.
Trump was also right General Ulysses S. Grant was a fighter, and eventually beat Lee. Grant was willing to expend enormous resources and huge numbers of troops to wither the Confederate Army into nothingness.
This is all history.
The point is, Lee commanded the Army of the Confederacy and therefore he should be unpersoned. His legacy should be reduced to nothing but that of a seething racist. That’s the rules the the Left.
I for one embrace it.
Let me remind those on the Left that General George S. Patton was a bigot.
General Erwin Rommel was a Nazi.
General John J. Pershing committed Islamophobic atrocities in the Philippines.
General Lewis “Chesty” Puller said racist things about the Japanese in the Pacific.
In fact just about every great military commander has an awful past.
You should never read Rommel’s book.
Stick the the Motorcycle Diaries. That is all the strategy you will need when your rebellion starts.