This thread should be considered as little more than foolish fun.
A bit of sparring and a bit of ridicule but nothing more. Don't buy into southerngrl war rhetoric
I'm not exactly sure what you're saying here, ebrown_p
. I'm not buying into southerngrl
's rhetoric, but I am
taking her question seriously -- and it's a question that should
be taken seriously, for all the reasons that I mentioned in my previous post. Furthermore, it's a valid historical question, one that has been debated by scholars for over a century.
, I find your entire attitude puzzling. You've all but said that history doesn't matter. That's fine, but then I have to wonder: why are you here in a history forum
? You may want to use this opportunity to ridicule southerngrl
, but don't be disappointed if others engaged in this thread don't share your enthusiasm for this particular objective.
I'm not here to ridicule anyone, and if anyone wants to discuss this, or any other historical issue in a fair, intelligent manner, then I'm willing to participate. And I would encourage anyone who is not interested in history to explore the wide array of topics covered in the other fine forums offered on this site.