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Haunting Echos of Civil War

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posted on May, 23 2011 @ 04:26 PM
At a pivotal time in history where the American Nation should be pulling together their resources to thwart the upcoming food crises, the States are being divided on monetary policies of corporate enterprise. Does this sound familiar? It should... this is exactly what started the Civil War.

Notes from The American Civil War - Wikipedia

Lincoln's victory in the presidential election of 1860 triggered South Carolina's declaration of secession from the Union....

Winfield Scott, the commanding general of the U.S. Army, devised the Anaconda Plan to win the war with as little bloodshed as possible.[102] His idea was that a Union blockade of the main ports would weaken the Confederate economy...

The Southern economy nearly collapsed during the war. Shortages of food and supplies were caused by the blockade, the failure of Southern railroads, the loss of control of the main rivers, foraging by Northern armies, and the impressment of crops by Confederate armies. The standard of living fell even as large-scale printing of paper money caused inflation and distrust of the currency. By 1864 the internal food distribution had broken down, leaving cities without enough food and causing bread riots across the Confederacy....

Interestingly enough, nothing in the wiki mentioned the "Green Back". The only way Lincoln could afford troops for his war was to create the Green Back, a silver-backed currency.

History repeats itself as the DC corporate enterprise tries to make "business" decisions for the whole of the Republic. The State of Utah will go down in history today as the first State to break away from the "Corporate Union" and use Gold and Silver as currency. - From The Daily Reckoning.

In all respects, this is "Civil War" as eleven other States will shortly follow.

edit on 23-5-2011 by CodeRed3D because: (no reason given)

posted on May, 23 2011 @ 09:49 PM
reply to post by CodeRed3D

Here is what I hate about Wikipedia and its indiscriminate omission of actual history:

Hostilities began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate forces attacked a U.S. military installation at Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Wikipedia neglects to mention that while, yes, Confederate forces had Ft. Sumter blocked off, there were no overt hostilities. Until Lincoln, of course, sent Navy ships with supplies to Ft. Sumter. The only conclusion the Confederates could come to at that time was that Lincoln was sending a supporting force to attack, and so, in haste, the Confederates fired first.

Lincoln was still negotiating with them until Ft. Sumter. Had Lincoln sent actual supply ships instead of war ships, it may not have forestalled the war completely, but it may have gone a bit differently for the next few days, or even weeks. Or perhaps negotiations could have continued with no bloodshed at all. Wikipedia is a poor place to learn history, as anyone can write, or rewrite, it.


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