There are entirely too many things wrong with Trump’s statements on the Civil War. The nonsense about Andrew Jackson (that genocidal ass), the whole “why did the Civil War happen?” idiocy is just…well, idiocy.
On the other hand, it does make me feel like my job is apparently of absolutely no value, since we’re all just making up our own history now I guess.
Is there anything more boring than talking about war? Especially the damn Civil War? Every time I tell someone I teach history, they invariably say something to the effect of, “Oh, I/my son/my brother loves history! Isn’t the Civil War/World War II just the most interesting thing ever?” And inside my head, I’m screaming, “No, no, it’s not!” There’s lots of other things out there more interesting than those two stupid wars.
And I don’t know why this always happens with history. No one learns someone is an accountant and then says, “Man, addition. What an amazing mathematical operation!” or, “So, any fascinating audits lately?”