reply to post by RealSpoke
Really now, aren't we all nothing more than slaves? He didnt really free anyone. Think about it for a second.
With slaves the master paid for health care, food, housing, clothes.......
Now with free men....the slave pays health care, food, housing, clothes, and makes a taxable wage that the master had to pay...which in turn came up
to more than what they paid intially for the afore mentioned. Not to mention that as slaves they were cared for better i nthe sense of health.
Blacks didnt really become free of anything until MLK came along, and that was only because JFK was a decent human being. Up until that point blacks
didn't really gain much ground on anything other than becoming a new pool for tax revenue that the Gov could leech off of.
Now that being said, if blacks were really free and equal at that time, why did it take another 80-90 years for them to gain actual civil rights in
stone socially? And ole Abe free'd the slaves for 2 main points here and only after heavy consultation with Fredrick Douglas. They needed more fodder
for the cannons, and a political move aimed at further garnering his support not only for the war effort, but for the slaves still trapped in the
It was a desperate move that paid off. many have said it here before, history IS written by the winner. And ole Abe wasn't as comfy with the slave
folk as one would think he was. heck the North owned more slaves than the south did as it was more proportionate to the rich folk than anything. The
only real people in the south that owned any slaves was the plantaion owners who were rich enough to afford them in the first place. That eluded to
other business because said plantation owners were not just farmers.
And when we talk about blacks here, understand that most modern blacks are not full black, most are a quarter white from ole randy draggin em behind
the wood pile. hence the lighter skin tone in some black genetics. Mrs. Obama is a fine example as one of her long lost relatives is white.
Your average joe did not generally own slaves.
And no, the war was not orginally about slavery, it was more about taxation. Both sides borrowed from England, and we're still paying the queen back
to the day in taxes paid to the IRS because of the funding needed from that war.
I know I know......prove it right? Somethings are better left alone....like the war of northern aggression should be.