One of the amusing yet troubling aspects of the gift that keeps on giving is that some of its members seem a little too comfortable with the notion of violence as the best way to deal with people whom they cannot counter intellectually. Take this example:
it’s a shame that we Can’t Step back into Time, when a Southerner Offended – would bring out a Set of Dueling pistols, and hand one to the loud Mouth offender, and Ask the Fool to Put his Life on the Line for Defamation.
Well, well, well … as several members of this particular discussion group seem to be offended all the time, they would soon find themselves charter members of the gang that couldn’t shoot straight.
But now Kevin Levin has issued this group a challenge: he has invited them to respond to an article he and Myra Chandler Sampson have written on Silas Chandler that has just appeared in Civil War Times (as the cover story).
Well, folks, time to put up or shut up. You say you wish we were in a world where challenges were issued, accepted, and then disputes were resolved. Here’s your chance to show what you’re made of.