Confederate monuments honor Confederate war dead. That is true. But honoring men who died for a cause doesn’t make the cause a noble one. There’s no way to separate the rebel soldier from the cause of white supremacy he fought for. So removing statues and memorials associated with this evil philosophy is not wrong. It’s also not “scrubbing history.” The history scrubbers were the ones who put up these memorials to hate to begin with.
After the Civil War ended various groups sprang up to paint a dishonest picture of the Confederacy. The desire to protect the legacy of the Southern cause led some to push a monstrous lie. Historical revisionists spread the idea that the South rebelled to protect states rights. You don’t have to know much about history to know this just isn’t true. All you need to do is read the words of the Confederates themselves.
In the Declaration of Causes of Seceding States the State of Mississippi said: