Yes, Germany came down like a ton of bricks on the Nazi era. Because they understood that the Nazi era was not the same as the universally accepted institution of slavery back in the day. Nazis were a blight on a world that was supposed to have gotten over the very things the Nazis were doing. The Confederacy was, unfortunately, standing firm on the ages old institution of slavery, an institution at that time still accepted by most cultures (as it would be well into the 20th Century outside the Western world), and only being challenged by the movements emerging in the Christian West. .
There is something to be said about blanket celebrations of the Confederacy, over and against individuals from the Confederacy who sane people could celebrate. The Confederacy did represent something purposefully wrong. Like the blanket celebration of 'Indigenous Peoples Day', that could be too broad. I wouldn't want to celebrate a day that could include ritual torture, matricide, patricide, infanticide and human sacrifice, and celebrating something that included fighting to preserve human slavery could fit into that category.
Of course we see where this is heading. Germany renounces the Nazis, but celebrates its overall past, at least as much as any progressive, secular multi-cultural state in Europe does these days. Those wishing to eradicate any memory of the Confederacy, however, are making it clear that their goal is to do the same with all of American history. Already people are removing the names of the Founding Fathers, or calling for their statues to be removed, or even petitioning to change the name of our nation's capital. This doesn't count the growing number of young Americans who are convinced that it's time for the racist documents known as the Constitution and Bill of Rights to go. What they want to replace it with is pretty obvious.
Nonetheless, I found it interesting to see the speed with which Mark, once again, is willing to toss out clear Christian principles, doctrines and the teachings of the Catholic Church and Jesus Himself in order to stay in lockstep with the ever unfolding designs of the secular Left. But then, why should he be any different than the growing number of Christian leaders in the dying West?
Forgiveness is awesome sometimes, based on ethnicity and nationality that is. Good, white Leftists need blacks to understand their forgiveness should only be divvied out when good, white Leftists say so. And that is never in a way that will uplift the heritage of the United States or the Christian West.
Hmmm. One way to recognize Satan in the mix is that he uses Christian truth (the goodness of fessing up to sin) in order to advocate sin (screw forgiveness, destroy, blood guilt!). He did it with Jesus, he has had little trouble doing it with us.
UPDATE: It's been pointed out to me that Mark has apparently joined the 'First 400 Years of Nazi America' meme of the Left. That would certainly explain things. The Left makes it clear that forgiveness and mercy are for the weak. As one of Mark's frequent readers says, the leaders from the South - including the once beloved Lee - should have been hanged (because the Death Penalty apparently rocks it in some cases - a rebuttal from Mark is still pending). Such is the modern Left and those Christians who would bow before it.