Wednesday, May 11, 2011
They lied to you. They're still doing it.
The last time I posted on events concerning the (un) Civil War, Lincoln's War to Enslave The South, back in April, I posted information concerning the myths we were all taught about Abraham Lincoln. If you followed the links and read the articles, you learned there were excellent reasons to believe that war - which claimed more lives than any other war, police action, or "Kinetic military action" in which we have ever been involved - was not based on slavery but on Lincoln's decision that he would not permit secession to occur. That war was not started to "free the slaves". When Lincoln was inaugurated, he was still in favor of slavery, and never, ever changed his mind about white superiority. (He even tried to talk our nation's black citizens into emigrating to the newly formed country of Liberia.)
I recently read a terrific article written by a fellow whose family fought in Lincoln's war, the War of Northern Aggression, as some of our Southern brethren refer to it, The War to Prevent Southern Secession. Something that has been written of, but ignored by most educators in our public schools, is the fact that there were very significant cultural differences between the North and the South. I'm not referring to slavery, which existed in the North as well, if not in as great numbers. I'm referring to the difference in living, in gentility, manners, speech and thought. The South was not bound by a love of slavery, but by their culture and their unwillingness to relinquish their rights to the Federal government, especially concerning economics and the tariffs that were being imposed on the cotton-producing states.
Lincoln, just like Obama (and many other politicians, truth be told) made speeches to get into office, and while in office, that he completely refuted by his actions while he was the President. Such as: