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peggy noonan was right about the national cathedral’s windows

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peggy noonan was right about the national cathedral’s windows

columnist peggy noonan’s recent tweets criticizing the washington national cathedral’s decision to remove the stained glass windows of robert e. lee and stonewall jackson might have landed her in hot water among twitter’s reactionaries, but she was right and doesn’t deserve to be called a white supremacist simply for speaking the truth.in response to scrubbing the church of confederate symbols, she tweeted, “a shonda [yiddish for shame]. they were figures in the greatest, most killing moral struggle in u.s. history. they didn’t tweet, they took to the field and died.”“then one side won,” she continued, “they reconciled, the american experiment continued and we learned through this history. keep em. let it be. they are us.”the reaction was to be expected: “they fought against america. they are the poison in america’s soul you are far too willing to drink — and right here — spread. shameful.”“they were treasonous, pro-slavery ghouls, who have no business being acknowledged anywhere other than history books and museums.”“peggy lives in a delusion that pretends white folks r actually good…if u look really hard. she’s just another #whitesupremacist.” another tweet said, “they owned slaves, peggy”—to which she responded: “that’s what the fight, which existed from our national beginning, was about. they resolved it: all men are and must be free. they resolved it.”the reactions to noonan’s tweets reveal the ignorance many have...