Who you might ask is "the great champion of enslaved black men and women"? Well, according to a soon-to-be-released documentary the answer is Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. That’s right, a slaveowner is being given this honor. Check out the trailer here. Isn’t it interesting that the people who support this interpretation are the very same people who whine on and on about evil revisionist historians. What does it say about people who are willing to twist our understanding of basic other-regarding concepts all for the purpose of preserving some silly/overly simplistic view of the past? Don’t you think that one of the first conditions necessary to make the short list of such a category is that you don’t happen to own any slaves? We could go on and ask what else is necessary, but that seems to be a reasonable starting point.
The narrator at one point admits that his attraction to Jackson is based on the fact that "you can’t pin this guy down…he is such a surprise." Now that’s some serious historical analysis. Wake me up when this nightmare is over.