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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Following [President] Trump's off the rails, impromptu press conference yesterday in which he again failed to condemn literal white supremacists and neo-Nazis at Saturday's rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, the family of Robert E. Lee, in a surprising move, denounced the white nationalist groups who rallied to preserve the Civil War general's statue. "There's no place for that," Robert E. Lee V, the great-great-grandson of the Confederate hero, said in an interview with Newsweek. "There's no place for that hate." Along with Lee's sister, Tracy Lee Crittenberger, the two issued a statement condemning the "hateful words and violent actions of white supremacists, the KKK or neo-Nazis ... We don't want people to think that they can hide behind Robert E. Lee's name and his life for these senseless acts of violence that occurred on Saturday," Lee said.

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"We don't believe in that whatsoever. Our belief is that General Lee would not tolerate that sort of behavior either. His first thing to do after the Civil War was to bring the Union back together, so we could become a more unified country." The Confederate heir's family even went so far as to endorse the relocation of further Confederate-era statues into museums. "I think that is absolutely an option, to move it to a museum and put it in the proper historical context," Lee said. "Times were very different then. We look at the institution of slavery, and it's absolutely horrendous. Back then, times were just extremely different. We understand that it's complicated in 2017, when you look back at that period of time ... If you want to put statues of General Lee or other Confederate people in museums, that makes good sense."

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The Lee family is not the same as the General himself, but they're allowed an opinion just like everybody else. But it's refreshing to see they have a better historical sense of reality than many delusional folks who still refuse to admit the Confederacy was defeated at a tremendous cost to this nation and should never be lauded without complete recognition of their immoral raison d'etre' beforehand.

#1 | Posted by tonyroma at 2017-08-17 12:27 AM | Reply

www.newsweek.com
and Jefferson Davis'.

#2 | Posted by ichiro at 2017-08-17 12:32 AM | Reply

Lee had class and wanted America to move beyond the civil war.

#3 | Posted by Tor at 2017-08-17 10:40 PM | Reply

It's good of the family to do so.... but all this crap about statues and re-living the Civil War just plays into the hands of the Nazis, who couldn't give a damn about any of that.

Statues of Confederates being torn down are just a smokescreen and an excuse for them to practice their violent form of PR in front of the media and use the results for recruiting.... not to mention baiting their dumbass Pres into coddling them in public.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-08-17 11:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

It's also an opportunity for Trump to show his ass to the nation and get it beat quite severely, Republicans are denouncing him from every direction.

#5 | Posted by danni at 2017-08-18 07:50 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Denouncing hate groups such the Nazi's is easy for everyone except Donald Trump who called Nazi backsies and basically canceled out any good thing he apparently was forced to say.

Now we all know what the true "liberated" Donald looks like.

And it's pretty ugly.

#6 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-08-18 11:57 AM | Reply

you know thats whats missing in all of this you cant go and look at things that happened in the late 1800's and early 1900's with the eyes and mentality of the 2000's it is just wrong to do so

#9 | Posted by WTFIGO at 2017-08-18 05:15 PM | Reply

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