Let’s hear from all the sides in the Vietnam war, counsels Ken Burns, creator of the Public Broadcasting Service documentary, “Vietnam“: the North Vietnamese civilian; the Vietcong guerilla fighter, our erstwhile allies in the South. Let’s hear them all.
On the other hand, when it comes to the history of the South and the War of Northern Aggression, it’s, “Take those monuments DOWN!” More precisely, “Check the date on which the monument went up,” instructs the Burns. “If it’s the 1880s and 1890s take it down! They’re all, then, about the reimposition of white supremacy.”
This verbally incontinent filmmaker says the confederacy was traitorous. “OUR government” never recognized it. A rebellion was being suppressed by “us.”
You know what to expect from a Ken Burns “History of the Civil War.”
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