This is a follow up to my previous post about Civil War blogger Kevin Levin's overreach regarding Trace Adkins being invited to sing the National Anthem at Gettysburg's 150th. The conversation at Kevin's blog over his post (suggesting that Adkins "flirts with secession") took the predictable digression into comparing Adkins to a Nazi. No one disagreed or challenged such inflammatory comparisons. This is now typical fare on numerous Civil War blogs. Below is a photograph taken at Gettysburg in 2011.
|Civil War Trust Chairman Henry Simpson, Country Music Superstar Trace Adkins, Gettysburg National Military Park Superintendent Bob Kirby, and Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author James McPherson Gettysburg (PA) 2011|
Again, what is so remarkable to me is that Adkins views on states' rights automatically earns him the label of a "secessionist" and comparison to a Nazi in the minds of some Civil War historians. We've now entered alternate universe territory. Beam me up Scotty.