The men depicted here are all teachers, or work in the educational establishment, and they all have an interest in history, particularly civil war history. But are academia and today's teachers really teaching? And are students learning?
Watching this video makes two things clear.
First, all the dire flogger predictions about the demise of Confederate heritage because of "how the war is remembered" is just so much hooey (and desperate wishful thinking on the part of floggers). How the war is remembered by these students is ... well, basically, it ain't remembered.
Second, this clearly illustrates that for certain history teachers, it's not really about history; it's about ideology. It's about history as tool of control, as in "Who controls the past controls the future; who controls the present controls the past." Controlling the future means manipulating what kids learn in school. It means not teaching history but indoctrinating with ideology.
But are they even doing that successfully? Apparently not. That's why they are so enraged at those doing a better job of getting to people and actually educating them about the past. Like the Virginia Flaggers.
You know the old saying.
Those who can, do...
Those who can't ....