Well, ... just visited the Museum of the Confederacy ... It’s a very impressive museum, which is run by a very professional staff. What probably angers the flaggers more than anything is that they no longer present the Lost Cause mythology in their interpretation of either the causes of the war or the conduct of the war.What you mean is that it's no longer a museum of the Confederacy. It's a civil war museum, which is not the same thing.
They actually seemed to be trying very hard to present history with integrity and to be as accurate as possible.I.e., they presented what YOU agree with -- and it's not the history of the Confederacy.
I noticed a few editorial comments that showed some bias, such as referring in one display to “Sherman’s infamous March to the Sea . . .” However, in total it was objective and well presented history.Meaning, it agreed with your biases.
I had interesting discussions with both the senior curator and the director of public relations while there. I pointed out an error in a video segment on the Emancipation Proclamation. They seemed anxious to make the necessary correction. Being open to this kind of correction, to me, shows intellectual integrity.They're going to change their presentation on the say-so of one museum visitor whose credentials and qualifications they presumably do not know? Are they gonna change their presentation every time some visitor says he's found something wrong with it? No wonder some folks consider the museum unprofessional and biased.
Something that I haven’t noticed in abundance among flaggers.What is your experience with the VaFlaggers, except what you see limited by the Internet, or filtered through their critics and detractors? And do you consider that reliable?
Yep, OhioGuy has just confirmed what the VaFlaggers have been saying or hinting at for so long -- it's not the Museum of the Confederacy. It's the Museum of Dishonoring the Confederacy.