Longing For Antebellum


gone_with_the_wind_BLOWHARDWhat can I say? I know people who love this period because its historical significance.  Some go to Civil war battle reenactments,  there may be local or familial ties or just a healthy interest, nothing wrong in that.

Anyone who had the opportunity  to visit Colonial Williamsburg can tell you that visiting a reenactment it’s probably the best way to get a real feel for history. I, however, cannot see much value in having townships reenacting Civil war battles year after year. These people, unlike the people working in historical museums like Colonial Williamsburg ( http://www.colonialwilliamsburg.com/discover/ )are not actors or have a history background, they are average Joes and Janes exploring  this period of American history. So what’s wrong with that?

I would have to say it’s the negative fervor some bring to their efforts–to them it’s more than history but the catalyst for what they claim is wrong with America today; to them the battle cry “the south all rise again” is alive and something that if the opportunity arose, they would fight for and die for. I  can go on about this but it’s a complex topic. All I can say is that I belong to the “History is alive” camp but when it comes to the Civil war we should stop trying to reanimate that corpse–It’s Ok if we bring flowers to the grave once in a while and then move on but let Dixie’s embers go cold as they should–we are a UNION now and forever.

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394 Responses to Longing For Antebellum

  1. nebdem says:

    I don’t know why but my computer is moving soo slow today. We had a bad storm earlier that may be at fault, but it is a bummer right now.

  2. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    For anyone who’s had a cheating mate, God knows, huh?
    Richard Thompson – Good Things Happen To Bad People:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRtpzjzkYbc

  3. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Trayvon stood his ground.

    • Haruko Haruhara says:

      You know, seriously, what I keep thinking and what I keep feeling like telling trolls, not that it would do any good, is that as far as Trayvon knew, the creepy guy following him in the dark was a mugger, and maybe if he did fight him, he fought him because he felt he needed to fight for his life … which it turns out he did.

    • nebdem says:

      Zimmerman has gained a lot of weight, Perhaps all of the guilt he has swallowed since?

  4. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    I can feel the kitty lurking for first of show.

  5. Jack says:

    Sorry still writing —hey it’s about a Goldman sacs encounter.

  6. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    hey jack, I left you a message at the other place.

  7. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Kala, Kala, Kala!!!!!!!!

  8. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    OK, I got first place

  9. Coppernicus says:

    Is the Stanley Cup over yet?

  10. Coppernicus says:

    The White Buffalo – Highway Man
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EyNj18gdjI

    I like this guys voice.

  11. BoyInBOYCOTT says:

    It’s too funnty the stunted intellects who think they insult me on twitter, using chimp photos, Disney cartoons, and Gumby references…NO SH*T G*D DAMN GUMBY! These were the little girls who got all moist over Davey Jones and the Partridge Family, and think “sparkly” GIFS are so groovy, they share a dozen of them a week for all the bummer Monday and Wed Hump day cliches.
    Comfy Chair

    scroll through the collection of these GIFs on this clown’s page
    http://www.sodahead.com/user/profile/1953850/ziad/
    It is so painfully awful, you drop and IQ point with every GIF. These folks do this for YEARS, day after dreadful day…that is HELL.

  12. CobaltBlueDawg says:

    Buddy Guy featuring Jeff Beck – Mustang Sally:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TYWYDqr-TA

  13. Haruko Haruhara says:

    Yay, Kala!

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