In a Memorial Day editorial, the ignorant, white-hating editorial board of the New York Times wrote:
"Bases named for men who sought to destroy the Union in the name of racial injustice are an insult to the ideals servicemen and women are sworn to uphold – and an embarrassing artifact of the time when the military itself embraced anti-American values."
The ignorance in this statement is extraordinary. The South left the union because the South was being economically exploited by the North. The South fought because the North invaded the South. The North invaded the South, as President Lincoln said repeatedly, to "preserve the union," that is, the empire. Lincoln said repeatedly that the South could have slavery forever if only the South would stay in the union.