Re: Plains of Abraham Controversy and 1812 Bicentennial?
Check the correspondence column of today's Globe and Mail. There is a
juvenile attack on re-enactors ("wacko's" - correct spelling is
"whacko")) from all periods. Although, strangely enough there is a
concession to US re-enactors who want to replay the War of 1812.
PS: Proud to be such a whacko, which, incidentally, has to do with the
expression of joy :-)
On 28-Jan-09, at 12:17 PM, <suthren@...> wrote:
> Critics of a re-enactment of the 1759 Plains of Abraham battle argue,
> among other things, that it will be restaging a still bitter and
> divisive event in Canadian history (ask a Highland Scot how he feels
> about Culloden)whereas re-enactments of 1812 battles (at least in
> Canada) are largely about 'positive' events for Canadian nationhoood:
> English and French militia and fencible regiments help British
> regulars and Warriors in successfully repelling an American invasion
> and annexation attempt, and so on. So it's unlikely that objections
> will be raised to War of 1812 re-enactment activity, for overtly
> political reasons.
> Vic Suthren
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