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Tue Jan 3 11:20:36 CST 2012
I hope you read my post about my experiences working for Tourmobile in
Arlington Cem. I think it is rather shocking and outrageous.
Your Most Obedient Servant,
In a message dated 1/3/2012 12:14:05 P.M. Eastern Standard Time,
pennmardel at mchsi.com writes:
Esteemed GDG Member Contributes:
But let's not pick on Gettysburg to cure all the past ills of mankind. We
need to keep the situation in perspective, and reach a sense of balance.
Gettysburg was but a link in the chain of the effort to preserve the Union.
It should not be held up as a symbol of the inequality of mankind.
If what is presented at Gettysburg is encased in an emotional appeal for
tolerance and redemption, then the actual story of what happened there
There is a time and a place for everything. Gettysburg is not the place to
inculcate the masses in the evils of slavery.
P.S. Please sign your posts so we can get to know who you are. Thanks
The difference between entertainment and education is that entertainment
presents people with what they want to hear, and education presents what
they need to hear.
For over a century, the Civil War in American consciousness was dominated,
in effect, by the entertainment factor (Birth of a Nation, Gone With the
Wind, a Gettysburg National Military Park with no explanation of the role
slavery in the battle); in the 1990s, the pendulum swung to education.
swing is actually "political incorrectness" in the context of more than a
century of a "politically correct" view that continues to be held by very
large numbers of people in this country who wish to deny that slavery had
anything to do with the Battle of Gettysburg or the war in which it took
It is not entertaining to learn what really happened in the past; and
because we chose to ignore and deny the truth for so long, the task of
healing its effects is that much more difficult today. Perhaps
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