Tuesday, October 14, 2014
ANSWER TO "IMPOSSIBLE"
Dear Impossible AKA Jonas Wilkerson:
Three out of five persons living in the Roman Empire were slaves during the time our Lord trod this sod. Nowhere in the Bible will you find a comment made by Christ concerning slavery. Freedom from the slavery of sin was his message.
Slavery was not the cause of the War from 1861--1865. Yankees stealing cotton was. I really question your veracity concerning your "love" for Dixie.
The Banana Wars were a series of occupations, police actions, and interventions involving the U.S. in Central America and the Caribbean between the Spanish America War (1898) and the inception of the Good Neighbor Policy (1934).
Major General Smedley Butler, two time Medal of Honor recipient, stated in his book" War is a Racket " I spent 33 years and four months in active military service and during that period I spent most of my time as a high class muscleman for Big Business, for Wall Street and the bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism. I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American interest in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902--1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interest in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American Fruit Companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents."
The term Banana wars and Banana Republics came from Honduras being forced to sell a stalk of bananas to the United Fruit Company for half the price the Europeans markets paid. Does that remind anyone of how the Morrill Act of 1862 worked to allow Yankee industrialist to in effect steal Southern cotton? Seems to me that the Yanks learned a trick by enacting the Morrill Act.
The war between 1861--1865 should be labeled "The Cotton War". Remove king cotton from the equation and there would have been no war. The freeing of the slaves was serendipity ( i.e., finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for). Viagra and the microwave are examples.
Carter nor Obama are the worst presidents this country ever had. Abraham Lincoln is. Americans killed as a result of "the Cotton War" totaled 620,000. A fair price for a bale of cotton would have prevented this carnage. From the American Revolutionary War to the beginning of Vietnam War KIA's do not total 620,000. The 58,000 KIA in Vietnam results in a "surplus" of 20,843 deaths more than 620,000.
Repentance towards God and faith towards Jesus Christ and calling on His name covers all sins including owning slaves.