Posted by Tom on June 11, 1999 at 08:54:57:
I just finished typing my responses to the messages that were under "todays messages." They were all quite civil and I enjoyed responding to them. Although I vehemently disagree with the myth of Black Confederates and I believe that comes through loud and clear in my response to "Trooper" Harris. The I took another look on the board and low and behold I am under attack by a variety of people I have never seen on this board in the nearly two years I have been coming here.
Thanks guys for your civil and well thought out posts. It just confirmed old opinions of internet "historians." I am veteran of the old days at AOL where every day I read about the employment benefits of slavery, the obvious comparisons between Hitler and Lincoln, about the growing spirit of Southern Independence in the South today, about how lynching is just the good ole Southern way of "taking out the trash," and, of course, the thousands and thousands of black Confederate soldiers fighting against the Yankee violaters. Mostly this was the work of two or three goofballs; but they always had a bunch of toadies egging them on. Once and awhile a real historian would show up and slap them down which was always great. So I have pretty much seen it all.
But that was a Civil War board and people fantasizing about the war still going on and that the Yanks were still the enemy was part of the territory. But this is unusual for this board. Most of the regulars and the moderators are on their little trip. Otherwise I think this thread would have been urged to wrap up and the most offensive posts deleted.
What bothers me is the lack of fortitude on the part of a certain regular here. This is the second time I have had a disagreement with him and for the second time people who are not regulars here magically show up to defend his viewpoint. I am getting the idea that whenever this regular gets upset at an opinion he does not care for he goes out and invites his "pards" to join the fray. Is this man afraid to fight his own battles?
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