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She’s the embodiment of a Romantic concept called the Lost Cause. Her rhetorical strength, as an object of art, is that to stand before her and deny the Lost Cause lie is to look her in her loving and noble face and call her a liar before her tender children.
Unfortunately, for the Lost Cause Romantics, history documents the originating words of the Confederates.
“But even Romantics, or especially Romantics, need to know when to call bullshit.”
“But it takes honor and courage and valor and poetry and dignity to look the lies of your culture in the eyes and damn them and demand grace and dignity and honesty.”