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Will never understand why this controversial? Genghis Khan conquered Asia, it's not an endorsement of genocide. Attila the Hun almost broke Rome, it doesn't validate his brutality. Rommel was a brilliant strategist and to say so doesn't endorse Nazism.
The Confederacy was bad, ok? They put over 300k Union soldiers in the dirt and for what? To defend an institution that was as immoral and contrary our values as it gets.

You can say that without pretending Lee wasn't brilliant at Fredericksburg, Bull Run, Chancellorsville etc
everytime I make this point, I get cluster bombed by those far more pious and pure than me. Have never particularly cared what people's political orientations are... but historical illiteracy justified in the name of woke fundamentalism is stupid and annoying.
Erasing elements of history so as to shackle the past to your political whims may not be as vile as book burning.... but it is a least a distant cousin.
Brilliant in upstate New York campaigns, bad at picking sides.
Who would lionize him? He didn't lead the Crown's armies to any victories on the field? And it's not like there was a large remnant of defeated Monarchists who stayed put after the Treaty of Paris.
Reasonable people can disagree, I don't think that almost surrendering West Point to the British compares to victories at Peninsula Campaign, Chancellorsville, Bull Run, Fredericksburg.
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