[Marxism] Robert E. Lee was a traitor, not a hero!

Michael Meeropol mameerop at gmail.com
Mon Nov 18 11:10:57 MST 2019

This is no small issue.   My brother and I have spent over 40 years pushing
back against the accusation (made about a year ago by Trump himself) that
our parents, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg were "traitors."   As everyone
knows, treason is defined in the Constitution -- you must be "making war"
upon the United States giving aid and comfort to our [declared] enemies.
(that was why the NY Daily News in a fit of frustration demanded Congress
declare war on Vietnam so that the demonstrators could be arrested for

[our father, of course, was giving "aid and comfort" to AN ALLY during
World War II]

My brother has spoken publicly more than I and he has come up with a great
rhetorical question -- "What was the greatest act of treason in American
History?"   I've tried this a number of times and RARELY does someone think
of "the Civil War" --- yet it OBVIOUSLY is the greatest act of treason in
American history -- from the minute the cannon was fired on Fort Sumter
till Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse, every Confederate soldier
was "making war upon the United States" and every Confederate politician
was "giving aid and comfort to [the US's] enemies"

We need to be constantly making that point ---especially to defenders of
Confederate Generals' Statues

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