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Re: “Greenspace Looks to Recreate Parks Formerly Home to Confederate Statues

So you wish to tear down monuments and flags, rename highways and school? Not because of the true History, but because of the hate you were taught. These men were soldiers of the United States Army, some with great recognition in the Mexican-American war. Now the state of Virginia voted not to secede until Lincoln ordered them to bring up a militia to fight their countrymen for seceding and put an invading army on her border. Being that Virginia had seceded from the United States these Virginians fought for their country which was the Confederate States. The hate you feel for slavery did not originate in the South, it had been a part of man since he walked upright. Villagers and Tribes took prisoners to do their work, the Vikings raiding the British Isles, the Moors invading Europe, The Romans during their time. The Coliseum was built by slave labor, as were the Pyramids, The Great Wall of China, and thousands of other monuments, do you wish to tear them down as well? At the time of the war, slavery was dying. It had been outlawed in England and it was no longer profitable in Brazil and Puerto Rico. Lincoln could have just let it die out, why didnt he? Because once the War had started he instituted an Income tax and doubled the Import tariffs on the South, because at this time the North was broke, and those that had disagreed with him he had locked up (over 3,000) one being the grandson of Francis Scott Key, he even had one Congressmen deported. The North had been living on the tariffs they charged the south, and they needed that money. Now if it had been over slavery, which was a secondary cause, because the North needed that cotton to keep its mills running, you might ask why they didnt use slaves to run the mills, because with the influx of immigrants in the North it was cheaper to pay them a small wage than to feed, clothe, house, and keep their health up and if they didnt want to work someone else would take their place. So the majority of slaves in the North were sold to the South. The North didnt want the runaway slaves or they wouldnt have passed the Fugitive Slave Act, twice. And some say that they fought for states rights so they could have slaves in the west but the Compromise had already settled that. If the war was over slavery, why didnt Lincoln free all slaves when he went into office, you should read some of his speeches to see what he thought about slaves. He passed the Emancipation Proclamation when he thought the North was losing because of the riots over the draft, he thought that the slaves would rise up and destroy the South. It caused the death of roughly a million former slaves. They were set free with no infrastructure, no food, clothing, shelter, or medicine. They migrated to Union camps who couldnt deal with them so they put them in Concentration camps like the Devils Pit where thousands died. And just a word about the KKK, once Lee surrendered the Confederate boys came home without even the right to vote sending a swarm of carpetbaggers and scalawags to the South. Where they used the blacks that couldnt read or write controlling them with the promise of their own land if they voted how they told them to, which increased the taxes on farms and plantations which were inevitably sold in tax sales, they were bought by rich northerners who share cropped the blacks. They not only set the price of the product but usually got half of what was raised. This is what the original KKK fought against. These monuments were not put up by million dollar corporations, they were put up by nickel and dime donations from the widows and children, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, to honor the memory of those who died. Not for white supremacy or because of the Jim Crow laws, thats a whole different story. At the time of the Civil War the census showed over 250,000 free blacks in the South, and 10% owned slaves. The largest plantation at the start of the war had over 200 slaves and it was owned by a black man. The first documented legal slaveholder in the Colonies was Anthony Johnson, a black man. Also at that time the census shows that only roughly an eighth of the Confederacy owned slaves. So if you wish to put up plaques, put up the truth, does it bother you that your people were in chains or that your people put them there?

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Posted by Tunick on 08/09/2018 at 8:55 PM

Re: “Vote to Remove Memphis' Confederate Statues Held by City Council

So you wish to tear down monuments and flags? Not because of the true History, but because of the hate you were taught. These men were soldiers of the United States Army, some with great recognition in the Mexican-American war. Now the state of Virginia voted not to secede until Lincoln ordered them to bring up a militia to fight their countrymen for seceding and put an invading army on her border. Being that Virginia had seceded from the United States these Virginians fought for their country which were the Confederate States. The hate you feel for slavery did not originate in the South, it had been a part of man since he walked upright. Villagers and Tribes took prisoners to do their work, the Vikings raiding the British Isles, the Moors invading Europe, The Romans during their time. The Coliseum was built by slave labor, as were the Pyramids, The Great Wall of China, and thousands of other monuments, do you wish to tear them down as well? At the time of the war, slavery was dying. It had been outlawed in England and it was no longer profitable in Brazil and Puerto Rico. Lincoln could have just let it die out, why didnt he? Because once the War had started he instituted an Income tax and doubled the Import tariffs on the South, because at this time the North was broke, and those that had disagreed with him he had locked up (over 3,000) one being the grandson of Francis Scott Key, he even had one Congressmen deported. The North had been living on the tariffs they charged the south, and they needed that money. Now if it had been over slavery, which was a secondary cause, because the North needed that cotton to keep its mills running, you might ask why they didnt use slaves to run the mills, because with the influx of immigrants in the North it was cheaper to pay them a small wage than to feed, clothe, house, and keep their health up and if they didnt want to work someone else would take their place. So the majority of slaves in the North were sold to the South. The North didnt want the runaway slaves or they wouldnt have passed the Fugitive Slave Act, twice. And some say that they fought for states rights so they could have slaves in the west but the Compromise had already settled that. If the war was over slavery, why didnt Lincoln free all slaves when he went into office, you should read some of his speeches to see what he thought about slaves. He passed the Emancipation Proclamation when he thought the North was losing because of the riots over the draft, he thought that the slaves would rise up and destroy the South. It caused the death of roughly a million former slaves. They were set free with no infrastructure, no food, clothing, shelter, or medicine. They migrated to Union camps who couldnt deal with them so they put them in Concentration camps like the Devils Pit where thousands died. And just a word about the KKK, once Lee surrendered the Confederate boys came home without even the right to vote sending a swarm of carpetbaggers and scalawags to the South. Where they used the blacks that couldnt read or write controlling them with the promise of their own land if they voted how they told them to, which increased the taxes on farms and plantations which were inevitably sold in tax sales, they were bought by rich northerners who share cropped the blacks. They not only set the price of the product but usually got half of what was raised. This is what the original KKK fought against. These monuments were not put up by million dollar corporations, they were put up by nickel and dime donations from the widows and children, fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, to honor the memory of those who died. Not for white supremacy or because of the Jim Crow laws, thats a whole different story. At the time of the Civil War the census showed over 250,000 free blacks in the South, and 10% owned slaves. The largest plantation at the start of the war had over 200 slaves and it was owned by a black man. The first documented legal slaveholder in the Colonies was Anthony Johnson, a black man. Also at that time the census shows that only roughly an eighth of the households in the Confederacy owned slaves. So if you wish to put up plaques, put up the truth, does it bother you that your people were in chains or that your people put them there?

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Posted by Tunick on 11/24/2017 at 4:46 PM
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