General Lee to die for Political Correctness
One of the things that does a pretty good job of upsetting me is Revisionism, especially if fuelled by misguided Political Correctness.
Changing, eliminating, or just destroying historic artefacts that represent events in history is no different from the book-burning and icon destruction of the Nazis – but somehow when people claim they have a ‘good and pure reason’ for doing the same thing, it suddenly seems to gain an air of respectability.
It may not be one of the ‘best’ television series of all time, but I did grow up with The Dukes of Hazzard and there are quite few icons that were born in that show, one being the 1969 Dodge Charger that was the General Lee, or just The General.
Some golfer nobody ever heard of bought the car a few years ago, and until now, was quite happy to own it complete with Confederate Flag painted on the roof, as it should be since that is the way the car appeared for many years, as it starred in the TV series.
All of a sudden, this ‘Bubba’ character has decided to destroy the General Lee and paint out the flag.
Because he woke up with a conscience one morning, in tears about what the flag represented, and decided to do something about it?
He woke up in a cold sweat one morning, when he realised that the sponsors who fund his lifestyle for doing nothing more than knocking a little ball around a big garden might stop giving him money for doing nothing, in case he associated them with this supposed problem.
The actor who played Cooter in the series probably says as much I would:
I never knew nor cared who Bubba Watson was before, but now I sincerely hope he reaps the just reward for his vandalism, and his career take the nosedive he deserves for interfering with history.
Even Nazi memorabilia gets better and fairer treatment.
If the car offends him so much, all he had to do was donate it to a museum, or sell it to a museum for a dollar.
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