On Civil War and Symbols

April 12, 2010

An interesting post at DailyKos linking Spain’s memory of the Civil War with the situation in the United States:

After the transition to democracy, there was a Pact of Forgetting that was felt to be the only way to move forward. It allowed past Nationalists to participate in the nascent democracy. Spain placed its eyes firmly forward and not to the past.  […] When we talk of Confederacy History month, or of the “War of Northern Agression,” we are celebrating the darkest part of our National story. There is nothing to celebrate here.

More here.