Here’s Mollie Hemingway making an interesting comparison regarding the removal of the Confederate flag from public squares:
Basically it’s just such a hysterical atmosphere at this point, that no one can conceive of a person who is against something but also willing to tolerate the expression of that thing. Can we be against Jeff Davis — and also against destroying art and monuments and history just because they involve Jeff Davis?
Symbols are tremendously important, and state sponsorship of symbols is very much worth fighting about. But there are ways to express disapproval of art, monuments and aspects of history without taking the approach of, say, blowing up the Buddhas, to take one recent example.
As they say in the south, “Bless her heart.”
Bonus points for making the rebel case at a rag titled “The Federalist.”