a reply to: wayforward
The US was never a free country. If you study history then you already know that even the propaganda
about why we fought the Revolution was a manufactured lie based on greed. That "tea" that was thrown into harbor was done so by certain people
dressed up like Indians. but WHY?
Well, because American businessmen were being undercut by British tea. Yep. the Tea from Britain was sold to Americans much cheaper than the local
tea which was taxed--the tax made American tea much more expensive. it was not about the average person or wages or even "freedom" it was about Thomas
Jefferson et al, being out maneuvered for market share by some businessmen in England. Same games, different wars and who died? Jeffferson and
Not at all--it was the avg person who was told he was fighting for Liberty and freedom and was not simply the pawn of businessmen who wanted a
revolution not so people could have a choice in cheaper goods but so that they could have a better hold on what they considered their market
share--and for that, regular non shop owning people died and got local tea which ended up not being cheaper at all--and by 1860s people also got
income taxed so the idea of "freedom " was always a ploy to galvanize the masses.
If a government wants to commit genocide or just steal from another country, they have only to convince the locals that the actions and mishaps and
horrors of war are necessary for "freedom" and the masses will respond like Pavlov's dog--ring a bell the dog salivates, say "Freedom" to an American
especially and they are ready to enslave and slaughter a world for "democracy"
There never was any true "freedom" just manipulation of an idea to get a poorly educated public to do the bidding of the elite. Always was and always
will work--until it all ends, which is coming soon to a world near you.
Oh yeah, and the Civil War was NEVER fought to free the slaves. The North profitted from slavery like the South (raw material from the south fed the
factories of the North) .
The Civil War was fought for almost 2 years before the Emanicipation Proclamation was written and the reason it was written? to prevent England from
entering the war on the side of the South. England was trading partners with the South and overlooked slave labor until Lincoln preempted their vote
to join the war for the South, the earlier charter in England prevented them from championing anything to do with slavery, so when Lincoln "freed the
slaves" it was a fantastic maneuver to stop England from joining forces to the South BUT had England not entertained inteference, we might well still
have slaves--it never was a moral issue to either the North or the South more so than to abolitionists--but history is always rewritten and repainted
to make people feel better about themselves.
WHO profitted from slavery? The south where cotton and tobacco and rice and sugar cane, and grain alcohol etc was harvested--the NORTH where the raw
material was processed or distilled and Europe where again the raw material or finished goods were sowed. Who did not profit? the Slaves and after
1852 the countries that colluded to sell the slaves in the first place.
No halos on any heads here.
edit on 15-6-2014 by THEqueenbee because: (no reason given)