A southern man doesn’t need him around

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Editor, the News-Herald:

Why is it that whenever the word Confederacy is mentioned, Robert Pocklington feels it his patriotic duty to come up with an insulting and intolerant diatribe?

I think I know why. He was denied the good fortune of being raised in the South among its genteel people and is thus incapable of ever understanding them or their history and heritage. His manners are akin to those of other Yankees who descended on the South during the infamous ‘Reconstruction’ Era, intent on lining their pockets with ill-begotten gains.

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His knowledge of history seems to be confined to the only war he knows anything about. On the subject of the Civil War, he is among the most ill-informed and intolerant columnists I have ever encountered. I would say to him, that since he has no respect for the South and its history, he should pack up his carpetbag and go back to from whence he cometh. I wish you Godspeed, Robert!

Tom Cohoon