Because this wasn't news, I put off posting this for a while. But it was so wonderfully done that I think it's worth putting up here now, even if a few weeks out of date.
Over on Twitter after Charlottevsille, there was a sort of recurring thread that some people picked up on. It began with a color photo of some white supremacist in a Confederate costume looking forlorn as a young woman expresses her thoughts in...well, let's just say a blunt way.
To this image, people added their own Ken Burns-like Civil War text for letters home, addressed for example to "My Dearest Clara." I added a few of my own, but this tops them all.
I'm not entirely 100% sure of the derivation. I believe it begins from Michael Stahlke and someone whose Twitter handle is @arawnsley. And I think they are the people who started the thread, and posted at least half-a-dozen of them. But then, someone -- it appears to be a person going by @Reetae27 -- did something brilliant and hilarious. He (or she) turned the image black-and-white, added a few other touches, and then put together a short video as if it actually was a sequence from Ken Burns' documentary, The Civil War.
Here it is. They're all done well.
Robert J. Elisberg is a political commentator, screenwriter, novelist, tech writer and also some other things that I just tend to keep forgetting.
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