03 January 2013
Proclaiming Their Pure Hypocrisy Means No Credibility
Update: Thanks to the reader who pointed out that President Obama has added a new dimension to the Civil War - It's no longer just "brother against brother", it's now "sister fought against sister." Hmmm ... I missed that. What were the name of those units? These people are so obsessed with political correctness, they'll sacrifice their own credibility. George Orwell was a prophet. This is alternate universe stuff. Notice none of the academics who demand "accurate history" uttered a peep. Of course not - they're both pushing the same agenda. They think this is good history. Hilarious.
End of update.
The President of the United States recently issued a proclamation commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. I believe it was the proper thing to do. But isn't it interesting that all of the academic historians, politicians, and talking heads that went ballistic over Governor McDonnell's Confederate History Month proclamation (because it left out ALL the history related to the Confederacy ) a couple of years ago, are now silent over this Presidential Proclamation--even though it too leaves out ALL the history related to Lincoln and the EP's dubious history.
I've commented on this hypocrisy before. (See here.) Again, I don't object to the Lincoln proclamations nor the Confederate History proclamations. Moreover, I don't think it's necessary to divulge whatever moral failings we perceive through our 21st century lenses in these proclamations. They're not the proper venue. Do that in a book, in an article, in a blog post. Proclamations are for a different purpose.
What I do object to, however, is the double standard of these hypocrite academics and politicians who embrace these politically motivated and/or politically correct double standards. Keep it up - you only hurt your own credibility.
Your peers will applaud you. 100 years from now, posterity will laugh at you.