Don’t question yourself for asking. It’s just a very highly debated situation. There are other threads here which are discussing similar concepts so there may be some overlap.Dear James, many thanks for the interesting material – I knew from the elephant in the room in the Lee family. But another thing you said makes me wish that this thread should be closed again as soon as possible.
I too think the whole thing is much to controversial and I really do not want to arouse hard feelings and words.
I also found some other threads which confer in a wider sense to my question - which in itself probably was somehow dumb as too much depends on the personal viewpoint.
And on a second thought I doubt that there really are facts or sources who are able to answer that question - as the question itself asks only about an interpretation of such facts.
Let’s close that thread.
And, you will find that even if the sources are primary ones and were written by well thought of individuals in the forms of a letter or diary entry- some of the members will still put their fingers in their ears while covering their eyes so they don’t have to accept the information.
Preconceived notions run very deep here regardless of historic information which may be contrary.
But, please don’t be upset for asking your question. It’s the only way to learn more about someone or something. The moment you lose your curiosity and quit looking for answers is when you begin to accept what is being pushed upon you.
On the other R.E.Lee threads, I’ve found both positive and negative primary sources. No one who is upholding the negative character sources will go the extra mile to look into the character and situations of those who made the comments. As of now, the positive remarks are far outweighing the negative ones. And, until someone will confirm the situation and the recollection by the person making the negative claims- to me it’s just a piece of counter information waged against someone to bring their character in question. We’re all human and hindsight is always 20/20 so, sometimes, it’s not such a good idea to look too closely at those whom we hold in high regards unless we’re willing to learn the entire truth.
But, until those who are really standing behind this one negative situation which brings his actions into question and can answer those tough questions, I see it no differently than an article which was written to sell papers, much like the tabloids of today.