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Fading Away….

Battle lines are fading...

Battle lines are fading…

 

Civil War reenacting is a dying hobby… numbers have declined sharply over the last 20 years- due in part to the recession, but many of the wounds are self inflicted.

 

Serious reenactors are intimidating… and their strict adherence to unquestionable authenticity allows little room for the curious or casual hobbyist.  The ranks are growing grayer, and heftier- and the importance of living history is being brushed aside for selfish “hardcore campaigning.”    Potential recruits are openly discouraged by so-called “hardcores” – self appointed protectors of the lifestyle….. soon to be lost in all the stitch counting.

 

Greater effort is needed to reach out to the next generation of Civil War living historians… There must be an alternative to self-defeating behaviors like stitch counting and labeling- as if our hobby was meant to be exclusive. 

 

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Ramblings of an Antiquated Mind

Who has the best words?

  • Strange we hold a television news host to a tougher standard than our President
  • The most dangerous thing about Trump is his lack of the most basic knowledge about every pertinent policy issue facing this country today 
  • Trump knows very little about history- his discovery of Lincoln’s membership in the Republican party was both sad and amusing 
  • The world is perilously close to war, Trump thought it important to hangout with The Nuge…
  • Cultural appropriation and cultural relativism always seem to be utilized by the same people
  • Free speech should avoid college campuses
  • Remember when safe spaces were in parking lots?
  • Civil War history is under attack in this country- we should all be alarmed
  • We cannot erase our history to satisfy the convenience of political correctness
  • Charlottesville’s decision to “sell”  Lee’s monument is farce 
  • The Thomas Jefferson Foundation’s decision  to call a renovated room in Monticello “Sally’s Quarters”, based on conjecture and innuendo is farce 
  • Betsy DeVos is giving school choice a bad name
  • It’s only a matter of time before social justice warriors begin protesting Confederate Civil War reenactors

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Fading Away….

Battle lines are fading...

Battle lines are fading…

 

Civil War reenacting is a dying hobby… numbers have declined sharply over the last 20 years- due in part to the recession, but many of the wounds are self inflicted.

 

Serious reenactors are intimidating… and their strict adherence to unquestionable authenticity allows little room for the curious or casual hobbyist.  The ranks are growing grayer, and heftier- and the importance of living history is being brushed aside for selfish “hardcore campaigning.”    Potential recruits are openly discouraged by so-called “hardcores” – self appointed protectors of the lifestyle….. soon to be lost in all the stitch counting.

 

Greater effort is needed to reach out to the next generation of Civil War living historians… There must be an alternative to self-defeating behaviors like stitch counting and labeling- as if our hobby was meant to be exclusive. 

 

LRLHuhpWRKe9akUJYx93_EDITreenactors-cirilo-1

 

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