Friday, October 20, 2017

The "real" cause of the Civil War

Written August 19, 2017

Here is a post from a fellow who took exception to criticism of the alt-right White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville. Here is what he wrote on Facebook:

"The extreme racist who started the war in 1860 was Lincoln. He invaded the nation of the Confederate States of America with the sole purpose of keeping the tariffs and other taxes flowing from the South to the North and to make sure that the South had to keep buying expensive Northern products instead of cheaper imported ones. Every descendant of slaves today should get down on their knees and thank God that their ancestor was put on that boat. Blacks in America live better than any nation in Africa. You do realize that the first slave owner in the British colonies was a black man? You do realize that it was Yankee ships that brought slaves to the US? Or are you a total historical illiterate? You do realize that slavery is still practice in Muslim nations?"

Please note after excusing slavery throughout his paragraph and criticizing Lincoln as a racist for imposing tariffs(?), he then slams Muslims for still having slavery in some countries as if that was a terrible injustice all of a sudden.

This is certainly not the first time someone has told me that the slaves and their descendants should be thankful; the other times it was for being indoctrinated into Christianity.

Yes and the White Nationalist rally in Charlottesville was about free speech. It actually was for crazy speech.

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