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What The Civil War Was Really Fought Over

Like most Americans today, the Federal's which have control over what books we teach our children, our schools teach them that the Civil War between the states was simply faught over slavery. Not true. If anyone dared to read southern history books they would find out the truth. It was yr 2 of the war that ol' Abe freed the slaves. That was only because he was losing. Slavery had been around since Genesis. The bible talks of "servents" all through the bible. The Africans have always been a inferior race, read the early history books. Did you know their own tribe's sold them for "goods". Sad but true.

The south wanted to break free of the Federal hold early on but it never really caught hold till ol' Abe was elected. That was shall we say, the needle that broke the camels back. The south didnt like his views on slavery. BTW he was qouted as saying slavery was on it's way out anyways. This was just after TX was made a state and the south needed more land to raise crops and really wanted TX. the Pres. at the time said NO, it wont be a slave state. So when Abe was elected, SC succeded, then more followed. Ol' Abe didnt want to lose any land, Ft. Sumter commenced and the civil war between the states began.

We were destined to lose. We had no steel mills to make ammo. We only had free labor, which wasnt really free. They had to be fed and clothed on a regular basis. Southern Pride won the first sqabbles. Pride alone. Poor Rebels were not fighting to keep slavery, they didnt own any. They faught for Southern rights. We wanted to be seperate from the union. Plus Grant cutting off our supply's damn near starved the whole south, women and children too. The south is still very poor in some parts. But we showed up for that last battle. The stars and bars never run........

It is what it, the south still suffers from the effects of the war. We are still put down because of slavery. The race card is constantly being played. They have taken away the spirit of the white man to stand up and fight against wrong doing esp against them. They put their tail between their legs like a broken dog. It is now 2012, they still b*itch and complain and throw it in our faces as an excuse to over populate and live off the goverment.

Do you ever hear a American Indian complain? This was their land. It was stolen, things were taken without asking. They were made slaves, raped, slaughtered like animals, then made to live on reservations, where they still live TODAY.

JustcallmeCurly JustcallmeCurly 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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Thanks for posting this.I agree with you.reverse discrimenation is legal now.Hope you post more in the future.

Interesting read. Thanks!

The civil war was fought primarily over states' rights, but the primary right, that which the southern economy was based upon, was the right to own other human beings. There's no getting around that. It doesn't matter what the rest of the world has done regarding slavery; THIS is the country supposedly founded upon freedom---where slavery wasn't even supposed to be possible !!

The Native Americans have indeed complained about their land being stolen, and pushed onto reservations. Many tribes have been given some reparations by the U.S. government, but that's only a small drop in the bucket compared to what was stolen. So recognising that, how insensitive do you have to be not to understand African Americans' resentment of having had their culture, language and family names lost to the transatlantic slave trade ? And none of that addresses the lynchings, legal segregation and disenfranchisement of the 20th century. I'm old enough to remember the "whites only" signs in the South during the early 60s, and there are still people my parents' age who remember much more than that.

There are wonderful people in the American South today, just like there are wonderful people in Germany. It doesn't change the fact that there were some ugly, horrific things done in the history of both. I realise that nobody wants to be associated with the "bad guys". But the more people try to deny, justify or sanitise what happened, the more it's necessary for the rest of us to remind them of the truth.

Money made off of the backs of slaves. It was what the economy of the REGION was based upon---there is no getting around it. And if SouthernHeritage411, includes the racist bs that this woman\'s talking about (the \"inferiority\" of African race, etc.), then no thank you, you can keep it.

We\'ve been fighting in the Middle East for access to oil rights. That\'s the bottom line. Just because few of us own oil wells makes that no less a fact. The South was defending it\'s overall economy and way of life, which was built upon slave labour. That\'s a hard truth that all of the revisionist literature the South can produce cannot make go away. And the fact that this poster views Africans as an \"inferior race\" just indicates that the racist attitudes from those times haven\'t gone away, either.

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