|View single post by JDC Duncan|
|Posted: Sat Jan 6th, 2007 05:18 pm||
No offense taken, sir, ever at any time.
I would contest the description of "Clap-trap", as this term generally means "Empy-talk" or " an insincere remark". "Unadulterated & Aristocratic" I would not argue.
Certainly I have read Mr. Nolan's "Lee Considered", and fully appreciate the attempt to portray Robert E. Lee in more human and fallible terms. Yes, we have made of him a god. Yes, we overlook his shortcomings and praise his successes. I see nothing wrong with that.
Also, you refer to the "Lost Cause", which you yourself correctly defined as a political movement of the late 19th century. Perhaps the attitudes I expressed do reflect those of that time, of making General Lee the perfect hero.
Honestly, I did not expect to be misunderstood - refering to the General as Marse Robert should convey to all the feelings of the speaker. I say nothing here you have not heard or read before. I express no new ideas.
The South still worships at the altar of General Robert E. Lee ? Alert the media !
I remain, sir,
yr obt svt,