posted on Jan, 20 2005 @ 03:27 PM
The automatic response to anything "Confederate" or southern America is automatically prejudged as "racist".
For those who studied any history beyond the poor standards of public schools, they would understand that the Confederacy was formed fundamentally to
set the Constitution the way it was written, with individual State's rights as primary and the Federal as only the few controls (provide for the
common defense, regulate interstate commerce, yada yada). They'd also learn of the Northern banks making it extra difficult or expensive for
Southern farmers to get loans to buy the new "modern" equipment that would have allowed them to phase out slavery even sooner. Fiscal warfare, which
reached a head in the Civil War. It took concerted effort in the media to spin the whole conflict into a "salvery" issue so as to encourage
rebellions in the South to weaken what industry and economy they had, as well as to win support for the Federalists overseas.
Shame on those of you who decry "prejudice" and "racism" but exercise it regularly on issues such as this. Before screaming at conservatives,
Republicans, and Maericans in general to change their ways, perhaps you should start with your own attitudes and minds.