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As it turns out, not everything I was taught (by other people OR myself) turned out to be accurate.
Turns out, Robert E Lee was an asshole. Sure, there were Confederate officers who were objectively worse human beings. But Lee was a traitorous slave-owning piece of shit, and Im sorry I was wrong for so long. Even LEE died thinking he was a traitorous piece of shit.
I almost feel sorry for people like General Kelly. Lifelong professional soldiers arent top of the list of stereotypes of people opening to questioning traditional society.