I was killing time yesterday and decided to follow one of the links on my sitemeter back to its origin. It took me to one of those Civil War discussion forums where I was surprised to find that my blog has been the subject of some debate. Who would have thought that my blog would prove to be divisive in this day and age? Anyway, I quickly scanned the entries and came across two wonderful passage about my site by the same author:
This blog never misses an opportunity to ridicule the South. "Myths" exist only south of the Mason-Dixon line. It is extremely biased.
This blog is invariably anti-South. The writer never passes up an opportunity to ridicule. It verges not only on bias but bigotry. Many of these Northern "academics" are the same. Having a degree is certainly no indication of truth or fairness.
I know I’ve said it before, but it bares repeating that nothing discussed on this site is meant to be taken personally. In fact, I find it bizarre that given my interest in the past that anyone would identify themselves as a target of my postings or published work. Of course I don’t take these kinds of reactions seriously, especially because I don’t identify myself in any way along the lines in which I am sometimes characterized. I don’t see myself as "anti-South" especially given that most of my personal heroes are Southerners, and I’ve never viewed myself as a "Northerner" or "liberal" or as an "academic."