Seen on the street in Kyiv.

Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

“The Mob takes the Fifth. If you’re innocent, why are you taking the Fifth Amendment?” -- The TOFF *

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

“Speed is a poor substitute for accuracy.” -- Real, no-shit, fortune from a fortune cookie

"If you believe that you are talking to G-d, you can justify anything.” — my Dad

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

* "TOFF" = Treasonous Orange Fat Fuck, A/K/A Dolt-45,
A/K/A Commandante (or Cadet) Bone Spurs,
A/K/A El Caudillo de Mar-a-Lago, A/K/A the Asset.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Southern Revisionist Horseshit: "The Civil War Wasn't About Slavery"

If you buy the crap that is being handed out by the apologists for the Confederacy, then you should at least stir yourself to read some of the declarations of secession.

South Carolina's for example, in which the only named grievance was that the northern states had become hostile to the institution of slavery.

Texas's declaration briefly mentioned two other grievances, but the man thrust of it was that they had to secede to preserve the right to own other human beings as slaves.

Georgia declared secession because the northern states opposed the ownership of slaves.

Mississippi: "Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery-- the greatest material interest of the world."

Saying that the southern states attempted to secede for reasons other than slavery is like trying to explain daylight without mentioning the Sun.


BadTux said...

There's also the fact that slavery was constitutionally protected under the Confederate Constitution -- no state was allowed to ban it. So much for the whole "state's rights" argument...

- Badtux the Snarky Penguin

tom said...

When the sainted Lincoln did the Emancipation Proclamation, (which led to the juneteenth celebrations)
The appointed president of the confederacy said loudly in the strongest terms that the war WAS about slavery.... DUH
Of Course it was read the Southern States' constitutions
AND a pox on the folks who attended the seccionist ball in SC