It helps to hear directly from stakeholders in the heritage wars:

[W]hy don't we bulldoze the thousands of simple white tombstones with only a number where a name should be, close the museums, tear down the monuments, build subsidized housing on all the battlefields, take down the street signs, burn all the history books, and do away with tourism altogether?

Let's wipe the Civil War from the face of the map, forget 600,000 men and boys who died. Let's just build a slavery museum and forget the rest.

This is the crux of the matter:

I have a right to honor my ancestors ... [You have] no right to try to obliterate my history.