Wednesday, April 7, 2010

"A Four Year War ... for Independence."

"A Four Year War ... for Independence."

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UPDATE: Ta-Nehisi Coates weighs in on what sort of movement would compel a modern-day Republican governor to proclaim a Confederate History Month, celebrating both treason and chattel slavery:
This is who they are--the proud and ignorant. If you believe that if we still had segregation we wouldn't "have had all these problems," this is the movement for you. If you believe that your president is a Muslim sleeper agent, this is the movement for you. If you honor a flag raised explicitly to destroy this country then this is the movement for you. If you flirt with secession, even now, then this movement is for you. If you are a "Real American" with no demonstrable interest in "Real America" then, by God, this movement of alchemists and creationists, of anti-science and hair tonic, is for you. Read more...

2 comments:

The New Black Woman said...

Typical white-washing of the past by white southerners. I can't say I'm surprised there was no mention of slavery.

To these Confederate history glorifiers, slavery was a minute aspect of their history and had nothing to do with their war for "independence" against the so-called antagonistic northern states.

Monica Roberts said...

Just peruse the speeches, Causes of Secession, and other words of Confederate leaders at the time and it's crystal clear what the Civil War was about in Southern eyes:

S-L-A-V-E-R-Y.

'Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests upon the great truth, that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery -- subordination to the superior race -- is his natural and normal condition. [Applause.] This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth.'

Confederate VP Alexander Stephens March 21, 1861 'Cornerstone Speech' Savannah, GA









That's why I call it 'The War Tom Perpetuate Slavery' every chance I get when I confronted by Southern revisionists.

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