No harm no foul.
Mean spirited? I'm sorry, I wasn't attacking you, at least I don't think so, not maliciously anyway.
As I said and I do mean it I really enjoy your writings here as they are eloquent and even handed.
"If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it." - Goebbels.
"In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." - Orwell.