Chalkfest 2015 in Marietta, part two, and the story of US violence. I appreciate each comment. Before this Chalkfest post my blog had 290 followers but immediately after it went down to 282. I guess eight bloggers disliked my post so much that they decided to "un-follow" me. Earlier I had been advised not to talk about anything that could be taken as a negative about America. A British friend who has lived here since 1959 told me that if you don't say the US is exceptional people will get upset and think you hate the whole country. I remember asking him about my blog "how if I research and only state facts?" No, no, he said - no good, they won't like you the messenger, have contempt for you and they'll take it personally, above all because you are a foreigner. But, I replied, I am not a foreigner, I am a US citizen and have been here since 1961 - or 54 years. Forget that, he replied, as long as you were not born here and have an accent, and a French one at that, you are and always will be considered a "foreigner." I certainly did not write the post to upset anyone as I enjoy research, wherever it leads me, and thought people with open minds might enjoy it as well. I did not think it would make anyone mad at me.
Going on with our tour - in the Parlor, refreshments are ready for the Bulloch's guests - tea or punch.
and a Happy New Year!
See you next year ...