Military reeanactors the nation over are having a fairly troublesome few years, given the bizarre radicalization of the liberal left in America.
Of course, one of the largest groups of reenactors comes to us from the American Civil War – a conflict that was so totally consuming for our nation that it continues to capture the imagination of Americans some 160 years later.
The “War Between the States”, or “The War of Northern Aggression”, has been a hot topic in the age of President Donald Trump, as the liberal media hopes to pin an imaginary upsurge in racism on the Commander in Chief. The Civil War, which is often erroneously blamed wholly on the institution of slavery, is a very simple way for the left to demonize the southern United States and its conservative voter base.
But that’s another argument for another time.
Reenactors of these historical battles are a great way for our nation’s youth to be educated about the rigors and tragedies of war, often complete with cannon demonstrations, period appropriate accommodations, horses, and guns.
However, thanks to the ultraliberal lean of California, it looks as though that last accoutrement could be going the way of the dodo.
“A historical society in northern California was told that a planned mock battle with historical significance could not be staged unless the re-enactors used sticks rather than muskets.
“CBS13 reported the Elk Grove Historical Society planned a two-day event in April, near the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, and hoped to draw 3,000 visitors.
“’We would have encampments and all kinds of entertainment for the kids to see,’ said Jim Entrican, who participates with the group.”
The city blocked the group bureaucratically by refusing to issue a permit unless the muskets were removed. Entrican’s response to their demands was nearly perfect.
“’They actually asked us if we can use wooden sticks, and can you see 12 men in full regalia and another 12 charging with wooden sticks saying “Bang bang!” It just doesn’t have the same effect,’ Entrican said.”
At this rate, we will soon be watching John Wayne movies that have been digitally altered to show The Duke thwarting the bad guys with a quick draw of his trusty banana.