Gut Rumbles
 

January 31, 2005

i don't like this

Read it and see what you think. Stolen from here.

One suspects that for a certain sort of infantile mind, pro-Confederacy statements provide the same sort of thrilling sense of nonconformity that Marxism has provided. This, I guess, explains the weird strain of pro-Confederate sympathy that one finds among a certain segment of libertarians. Or, of course, there's always racism as an explanation -- an explanation you'd rather believe didn't apply, but that clearly does sometimes. Muller makes a pretty persuasive case that it applies here, and author Thomas Woods seems to have connections to some of those fringe libertarians.

I call bullshit. The most important thing the Civil War acomplished was to show that the Federal Government ran the country, and they would PROVE IT to you through force of arms if they needed to.

People who fought for the South didn't believe that fact, and they had to see it shoved into their faces before they would accept it. What most people don't think about today is the fact the the Generals of the Civil War were often the offspring of men who fought the British in the American Revolution. I do not believe that it is fair or even logical to analyze history through a modern prism.

Plus, look where Lincoln led us. That voracious octopus we feed in Washington today is no goddam accident. That's FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. That's your goddam Union.

And if a few people voice "Confederate Sentiments" in bitching about this travesty, just give me a break. I'm one of those Confederate Voices, and I bitch all the time. I also know that my bitching won't mean a thing, because NOBODY can stand up to the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

And YOU write as if this is a good thing.

Comments

Just goes to prove even a giant blogger can be an asshat. I never did think a lot of his half ass opnions in the first place.

Posted by: James Old Guy on January 31, 2005 12:32 PM

It's appalling the lack of good education these days.

The Civil War was fought over States's Rights VS Federalism, not slavery, as is so popularly posited today. Slavery may have been the conveniant straw that broke the camels back issue, but it wasn't the reason for the war.

Of course, the victor always writes the history, so I guess we shouldn't be too surprised.

Posted by: delftsman3 on January 31, 2005 03:12 PM

It astounds me how many "you lost/get over it" folks don't even know what the word "confederacy" means, when compared to the word "republic."

A lot of these folks are amazed when I tell them the difference, then they prompty shut the fuck up.

Posted by: GORDON on January 31, 2005 04:28 PM

::sigh::

I ain't gonna git in th' middla this.

But this is pertinent: If a moonbat tells you elections carried out under occupation aren't valid, just respond, "Tell it to Jeff Davis."

Be prepared for blank looks.

Regards,
Ric

Posted by: Ric Locke on January 31, 2005 11:47 PM
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