|Courtesy of Alabama Media Group, AL.com|
Friday, January 25, 2013
Contrast of Images on General Robert E. Lee Day
January 21st 2013 was a state holiday in Alabama designated General Robert E. Lee's Birthday. The Prattville Dragoons commemorated his birthday by posting an advertisement announcing the state holiday on AL.com. The ad was professionally designed by AL.com and was viewable throughout the morning that Monday to bring viewers attention to the importance of the day as a state holiday and educate them as to the history of one of the great men in the history of the Confederacy and the United States of America. Lee commanded website viewer's attention from atop the header/banner position as shown in the screen-capture below. What is shocking in contrast are two of the day's leading stories viewable in this same screen shot just below Lee's birthday commemorative banner. There sit photographs and headlines for two of this nation's most notorious socialists. In contrast to those qualities attributable to General Robert E. Lee which flashed across the ad space including Honor, Loyalty, Courage, Character, Devotion and Leadership, one is reminded of other less honorable characteristics of these two other persons whose photographs were displayed in those stories beneath. Socialist, drug user, philander, plagiarist, adulterer, Marxist, hypocrite, liar, and arrogant. Oh yes, and "articulate and bright and clean", at least in Vice President Joe Biden's opinion. Striking contrast.