Civil War All Over Again



Several notes on this one, an editor thought me being bonked in the head and going to black at the end of video was jarring, as well as auto passing through, bringing us back to present. I think sometimes jarring is good.

I went into the reenactment not knowing much about civil war history, having been schooled in French system. I think sometimes that's better not to go in without too many preconceived notions, sort of like a foreign correspondent. There is value to all perspectives, including inside and from way outside.

One reenactor makes the point Americans find it intriguing how American soldiers turned against each other. The recent Fort Hood incident shows this can still happen, for whatever reasons, in this too many times tragic world we live in, with cultural differences and misunderstandings and frustrations and power trips and misguided foot soldiers.

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