The furor over the Confederate flag and now over Nathan Bedford and the burial places and statues of other long dead Confederate generals saddens me deeply. Should the Star and Bars fly over a state capital? I agree it should not. Should we dig up the bodies of every Confederate general and burn them? Maybe we can do as as the British did to Oliver Cromwell’s body, dig them up, hang them in chains and behead them. Surely those actions would smooth the angry waters and bring us together as a nation.
Everyone has symbols and other things that rub them the wrong way. I personally find it disturbing that friends and relatives have chosen to put the gay rainbow flag over their profile pictures. In their zeal to celebrate the gay marriage decision they have apparently overlooked the egregious over reach of the Supreme Court. Even though I passionately disagree with these people, I choose not to demean, berate or unfriend them. I am for keeping them as friends. The minute I began to view others only through the lens of what I am against, I cease to be an influence to them for what I am for.