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Re: “Burn a Confederate Flag Day

Preen has several meanings. One of which is to swell with pride; gloat or exult. I take it too mean you're disappointed (in me) or is it that you're a disappointment. I will just have to live somehow with your disappointment in me.

Let us also not forget the internment of US citizens of Japaneses, German and Italian heritage. That also belongs on the list of American crimes and atrocities.

The South was not born of a desire to preserve slavery. Of course slavery was an issue but not the primary one. The largely agreed upon fact even by historians who celebrate the Union victory is that the North was not fighting to end slavery but to preserve the Union. This is amply demonstrated by the first version of the 13th Amendment as proposed in the US Congress after a number of Southern States had seceded. It would have enshrined slavery in the Southern States and made it untouchable and it would have also strengthened the Fugitive Slave Law. Well guess what Southern States continued to secede. If the primary concern of the South had been to preserve slavery it would have accepted the compromise. Despite this some still say that although the North did not fight to end slavery the South fought to preserve it. This is utter nonsense. If the North fought to preserve the Union and the South fought to preserve slavery the War would not have dragged out four long years with such enormous casualties. It would not have even started at all. The South would have accepted the deal as offered by the North in the 13th Amendment as originally proposed. The War was over the nature of the Union and the locus of sovereignty. Are we to honestly believe that a government and nation (the United States) all the while that it was 'fighting to free the slaves' was engaging or to soon engage in a war the wipe out the plains Indians and to also look the other way while 'free' black people along with Chinese immigrants in the North and West were reduced to peonage and subject to great exploitation. Massachusetts was the only state within the United States that allowed free black men to vote. So the principle of oppress them, exploit them, deny them nearly every human right you want just don't own them is some great moral crusade? I do not suffer from such delusions.

Posted by Harold Crews on 08/06/2010 at 4:53 PM

Re: “Burn a Confederate Flag Day

Springdale Liberal, if you want to be disappointed be disappointed in the United States: it has the blood of tens of millions on its hands (by abortion and war); invaded any number of countries; committed genocide; participated in the slave trade; slavery; engaged in eugenics by forced sterilisation; used weapons of mass destruction (radiological, chemical and atomic); performed medical experimentation on unknowing or unwilling subjects; propped up evil and murderous regimes in other lands; and committed many atrocities against the South. But instead of outrage against these evils (some of which are ongoing) you wish to preen by burning the symbol beloved by those who have no way to defend themselves because we lack any political influence. We Southrons are not without our faults, but they are far exceeded by the United States. Our greatest shame is that we were ever a part of the obscenity that is the United States. Frankly any presumption of moral outrage over Confederate symbols by Americans is laughable.

Posted by Harold Crews on 08/06/2010 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Burn a Confederate Flag Day

As a Southron it is an honour to be hated by scum such as yourselves. God bless Dixie and damn the United States of America forever.

Posted by Harold Crews on 08/06/2010 at 11:36 AM

 

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