I've noted this before, but some folks still don't seem to get it;
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This blog is about what interests me in the realm of history, culture, and faith - as I make clear at the bottom of the blog page, as well as in my header. No secrets, no "hidden" agenda. Yes, the primary focus is history and, more specifically, history related to the WBTS. But, unlike other history related blogs, I don't pretend that I don't have a particular perspective or worldview. I make my perspective and worldview abundantly clear. I want readers to know. Evidently, there are some who think that's a mistake. That's fine, but I prefer honesty and openness to feigning complete objectivity and neutrality.
Moreover, there are historians and bloggers who seem to believe that history and politics are unrelated. Absurd. History is, in great part, the story of political struggles and how we interpret and analyze those struggles and, more importantly, what we might learn from those struggles. To believe that those individuals who are most passionate about the topic of history, are not also passionate about politics and political struggles, defies logic and common sense. Frankly, it strains one's credibility.
Evidence abounds that those historians and bloggers who proclaim the loudest that they have no particular objective in approaching history (or criticize others for that same offense) are typically the ones whose agenda is most obvious. I touched on that point in this earlier post.
Now, to be clear, there are some bloggers and some historians that really try to remain as apolitical as possible, but if you'll go deeper into their postings and follow the comment strings, their perspective will manifest itself. Do I have a problem with that? No. My problem is with those who arrogantly and hypocritically claim to be "above it all" and accuse others of what they themselves are guilty. I'm preparing a couple of posts which will make this even clearer. I've promised these posts for quite some time, but they always seem to get put on the back burner. Stay tuned.