Sorry, no intent to label.
What non-judgmental term do you prefer for CSA apologists? I will be glad to use it.
BTW, I am not anti-southern. I think the demonization of the southern heritage is destructive and much of it aimed indirectly at today’s America and American conservatives.
I honor the Confederate soldier, who fought as bravely as any man in history, against great odds. However, I agree with Grant that the cause for which he fought, whether he realized it or not, was among the worst in history.
I understand, with Lincoln, the trap the South was in in 1860 and the desperation it felt. I believe many if not most of the southern people and leaders were honest in their belief slavery was a good thing that should be preserved and that it was necessary to their way of life.
I believe they were wrong, but honestly mistaken.
The only southern group I consider despicable are the fire-eaters who intentionally, out of hatred, greed and ambition stoked the fires of sectional bitterness. Those who labored to convince their fellows that slavery was good and produce philosophical justification for it.
“Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness.”
Since there is NOTHING to apologize for, there is no proper term.
The Southern average citizen was defending their homeland from FedGov and for their states rights. You are mixing up cause and effect, again.
understand what you are saying but I in my mind using neo gives a negative when talking about those who wish to remember their ancestors or even love that art of history and then mention certain aspects of the war.
BTW, I respect how you put that post of yours and I too think both sides like Grant and others should be respected and there are so many aspects to the war from the rich plantation owner to the anti slavery to the average man in the south of north who got roped into it and who fought for what.
Southerner who did not like Yankees coming in to his state to northerners who thought America should be one and way different to others.