Brev. Brig. Gen'l
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- Feb 20, 2005
- Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).
Interesting. Seems I've seen the following many times on discussions where the very words of the people were referenced.
I hate to pick but, sure reads like what I said earlier. We can only take their words for it, if it helps our position in discussion. That reads very much to me as, a double standard.
Pick all you want old friend, but when view words in context, from the period we all love to study and discuss and then leap forward to another time with other words, I believe the context changes just a tad. To simply read the words without the context of the times of their placement, I feel one does not get the whole story nor is it presented with historical accuracy or intent.
To me, the men and women who spoke during the war were more honest with their words. After the war, in order to take the sting out of defeat and to try and maintain a social order they were more comfortable with, they created speeches to comfort and reinforce a way of life.
If there is a double standard, I feel that is where it may be found.