What's wrong with revising something/anything into something better ???? Now I do agree that if anyone attempts or were to suggest that slaves were somehow ok with being slaves or that they were fighting for the south in so that they can remain slaves, then yes that's a crazy thing to do or suggest. Defending any form of slavery is an ignorant crazy thing to do. Now anyone revising something that was bad by making it good in every way possible is a good thing. Anything involving slavery directly, in my opinion cannot be revised into something good, but seperating slavery or racism from southern culture in order to revise that part of it by seperating it out, then that is alright. Recognizing heroic officers and soldiers on each side, and recognizing the heroic events that took place in war, the brilliant tactics, tacticians, the strategist of war, the sacrifices on each side, the suffering on each side, and this by historical accounts, statues and/or monuments is A-ok. Most just like we know today were being dragged into war by politicians who are corrupt, mis-leading or confused themselves in life. The blood is on their hands, but as for the average soldiers, their officers, and in some cases their generals, they had a job to do, and they just did it. To not remember their call of duty, their sacrifices made, and their huge losses that were suffered on both sides, would simply be a travesty of justice in this country. I can understand your opinion, and agree that anyone celebrating the events of the past other than to celebrate the ending of it, is just bored and looking for something to aggitate others with. Agenda's attempting to take the history of this nation, and to erase it or use it to do bad things is an un-exceptable deplorable thing. The best way to combat the past is to learn from it, and not run from it. The best way to relive it is to run from it or not learn from it. May not be the whites oppressing the people for whom they would have a problem with in life, but it could actually be the blacks or another attempting to do the same if history and it's failings are not retained in there historical context.