The young are obsessed with Confederate statues.
They rage about slavery that took place over 150 years ago yet rage little about their own slavery today. Yes, they are slaves to the activists and social justice warriors who manipulate them into the cattle pens of frivolity and serfdom.
What they should be protesting against are the gradual usurpation of their individual freedoms through false wars physical and abstract against the false enemies – China, Iran, Russia, global warming, hate speech, Stonewall Jackson – that the powers that be choose to create that day.
In the antebellum South, states were regarded more as countries rather than states being part of a union. Virginia was regarded as a homeland of sorts. When Generals such as Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson fought for the South, they did so for their homeland, not for slavery. To not do so would be considered an act of treason.