Was the Civil War about anything other than slavery? This video by a West Point colonel-historian examines the issue in devastating detail, with colorful illustrations. He is direct, firm, and clear. There is no excuse for romantic-nostalgia for treason, when the core and only reason for that treason was so despicable. Yes, the rebs fought well. Respect that! But there is no other basis for respect for the Confederate side of any phase – even the current one – of our ongoing Civil War. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pcy7qV-BGF4
And yes, it is ongoing. There is, indeed, no other issue tearing America apart. http://davidbrin.blogspot.com/2014/09/phases-of-american-civil-war.html
(One critique. Col. Ty Seidule does not mention the fact that Southerners or their sympathizers actually ran the U.S. Federal Government for most of the thirty years preceding Lincoln’s election in 1860, running roughshod over “states rights” in many matters, such as the Fugitive Slave Act which, in 1852, unleashed swarms of southern irregular cavalry raiding parties across northern states, crashing into homes and dragging neighbors off, into bondage.) “States Rights” is an absolute historical lie. It was never a southern thing till they lost control of the federal government in 1861.