Saturday, April 15, 2006
The Winners of Wars Get To Write The History Books.
Such was the case of our Civil War and one of the most malignant presidents this country ever had. The president that made war against the Southern states was a tyrant that destroyed freedom, murdered women and children while sending thousands of Union soldiers to their deaths.
Did Abraham Lincoln really give a rat’s ass about Negro slaves? The real truth was his Emancipation Proclamation was enacted only to cripple the South’s economy to get a military advantage. His own writings make it clear Lincoln was not fond of giving slaves equal rights.
Had the South won that war they would have gotten simple independence from the North. The Southern states would have enjoyed the same form of government without meddling by people hundreds of miles away with different interests and goals. People could have simply voted with their feet when determining where they want to live.
John Wilks Booth was a patriot and a Southern hero. He killed a man who suspended the Constitution he swore to uphold, defend and protect. Lincoln deserved his fate.
I’m certainly not defending slavery, that was wrong, but it was not even a small part of the reason for that awful war. I believe that slavery would have ended soon because it was the right thing to do.
Hate, carpetbaggers and a need for the Klu Klux Klan to protect people from unchecked Black on White terrorism marred the post Civil War reconstruction.
It’s ironic that as the Blacks migrated to the North the first gun control laws were made to keep the newly freed slaves disarmed. That concept was bolstered by the Dred Scott decision from the Supreme Court that showed the North’s real attitude about the freed slaves.
We really only learned two things from that horrible war, might makes right, and the winners get to write the history books any way they want.
The Union was saved. I ask, saved for whom?