Where are the political leaders of the South who still have a pair? The elected officials of the South are either silent in fear of not being reelected, ignorant of the truth of why the South went to war, or so weak kneed from spending their life kowtowing to the main stream media they have become eunuchs.
Instead of allowing our Confederate monuments degraded, the Confederate battle flag demeaned and demonized, and Abraham Lincoln's war against the South portrayed to our children as anything resembling nobility of purpose "in freeing the slaves", how about growing a pair and telling the truth about Lincoln.
It would be great if you told history with truth and you should by telling the truth that the War between the North and the South was not a war over the issue of slavery. Lincoln said in his Inaugural Address, "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
Lincoln was a racist and a bigot regarding black people. In a 662-page book by the distinguished African-American author Lerone Bennett, Jr. entitled "Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln's White Dream", Bennett provides quote after quote of Lincoln's own words, habitually using the N-word so much that people in Washington thought he was consumed by his racism. Bennett tells of first-hand accounts by some of Lincoln's generals of how they left a meeting with him during a crisis in the war in which the president spent most of his time in the meeting telling off-color "darkie" jokes (Lincoln's language). General James Wadsworth, for example, was "shocked by the racism in the Lincoln White House."
THINK!! Can anyone honestly believe Lincoln would go to war to "free the slaves" when he had this little regard for them?
Government empires always have ideological cornerstones to sustain their existence and justify their actions based on a series of myths about their benevolence, heroism, greatness, or even divinity. The victors write the history, and that doesn't mean it isn't slanted or even lied about to justify the death and destruction the government inflicted to win that war.
Like most crimes, Lincoln's war was persecuted for money! He forced the South back into the Union because the North did not want to lose the money they had been getting from the tariffs that brought in over 70% of all the total federal revenue collected.
Yes! This war upon the South was recognized for what it was at the time it started, and newspapers spoke of the reasons and events freely. The Union Democrat newspaper in Manchester, New Hampshire on February 19, 1861 said: "The Southern Confederacy will not employ our ships or buy our goods. What is our shipping without it? Literally nothing... it is very clear that the South gains by this process and we lose. No...we must not let the South go."
Two days before Lincoln's election in November of 1860, the Charleston Mercury said: "The real causes of dissatisfaction in the South with the North, are in the unjust taxation and expenditure of the taxes by the Government of the United States, and in the revolution the North has effected in this government, from a confederated republic, to a national sectional despotism."
The Newark Daily Advertiser, on April 2, 1861, editorialized that Southern free trade "must operate to the serious disadvantage of the North," and should be stopped by military force.
The Boston Transcript, on March 18, 1861, warned: "The mask has been thrown off, and it is apparent that the people of the principal seceding states are now for commercial independence. They dream that the centers of traffic can be changed from Northern to Southern ports. The merchants of New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah are possessed of the idea that New York, Boston, and Philadelphia may be shorn, in the future, of their mercantile greatness, by a revenue system verging on free trade…The government would be false to its obligations if this state of things were not provided against."
We need to remember the eunuchs at election time.