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Re: “Little Rock City Board renames Confederate Boulevard

I am a born and raised northerner, now living in the Little Rock area I can say with certainty that we were taught to hate the south. Having lived her a few years, I can say that the same was taught here for us Yankees... We were taught in school that the North fought to free the slaves, and that the south was prospering from them too much and that is why our forefathers invaded... With many years behind that ignorant lesson courtesy of the American Propaganda Machine, I meant the U.S. Public Education System, I have done my own research and found that the slavery topic was not even a factor until the last year of the 4 year skirmish. The government that was founded less than 100 years prior did not have an income tax set up for the southern farmers who were producing cotton. With the introduction of the cotton gin, the south was able to produce so much more cotton so much that it was actually producing around 85% of the WORLD's cotton. That is when the government felt that it was not getting is's fare share... the civil war was not too civil at all, and just like today... many American men lost their lives due to a greedy government. Again, I am a born and raised Ohioan, and I had family die at the POW camp in Georgia, known as Andersonville. Having been raised with that kind if ignorance spoon fed, and learning the truth... makes you rethink a lot of things, makes me curious how many more things we are taught that were meant to control us and keep us fighting among ourselves.

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Posted by Andrew Latshaw on 10/20/2015 at 11:56 PM


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