nice day dream there Johnny Reb. At this end you had the Union navy blockading every port big enough to put a full rigged ship in to. At the other end you had the British Empire actively (that translates as “using the Army and Navy") repressing the slave trade, and capturing or sinking any slave ships they found. Called the Preventative Squadron, their efforts went on for over 50 years and even included deposing the king of Lagos (Nigeria). Thousands died, 55% average casualties, not just from fighting but from all the horrid tropical diseases. They captured 1600 ships and freed over 150,000 slaves.
And seeing as how ol’ Massa was gittin hisself as much slave booty as he could, to breed up a new crop, and how he’d been doing that since ... oh, about 1808 when the last foreign slaves were imported ... kinda puts a kink or two or three in your statement.
As for “glorious” ... well, that’s rather debatable too, depending on your viewpoint. Black hearted Democrats and a new landed aristocracy ruling a hollow society with no real middle class and zero upwards social mobility - not what I’d call glorious.
” So why aren’t all these highly offended negros and their guilty white idiot supporters calling for us to abandon the Stars and Stripes? “
and what do you think “God Damn America” and Black Liberation Theology are really all about, if not exactly that? Oh, and the hippies, and the Occupiers, and the Progressives, and the pResident with his “fundamental transformations” and his Pigford reparations and so on and on and on??? They ain’t just callin’, they’re doin’.
It is a cute song though. And it’s funny seeing John Bulldog gussied up country style.
Sorry. I was overreacting, and channeling my annoyance at SOMEONE ELSE in your direction. Unfair of me. My bad.
That’s okay. No problem here. Yeah, I am familiar with all points raised but the truth still is, no slave was brought here on a ship flying the Stars and Bars.But the lefties and their guilt ridden crowd still focus on the Stars and Bars as some sort of evil thing that must be suppressed. I can’t help but admire Lee and those very few brave boys (compared to the numbers the north could draw on and their industry) who fought so hard and for so long and still it took the north 4 years to wear them down. And the Confederate blockade runners are the stories of the same kind of bravery and can do military spirit, always under manned and under supplied. So I used glorious in that sense but you are exactly right re. a hollow society otherwise. I believe that had the South won, Lee would have become president, and he would have ended slavery as he personally believed an economy based on it could not thrive long term and would prove ruinous. I also do not believe that those mostly illiterate Southern troops would have risked life and limb just so that a handful of rich aristocrats could own slaves. A class that at the start of the war, didn’t believe their troops would fight and if they did, would not do well. A class thing I guess which shows ya can never tell, and prejudging based on class doesn’t always lead to the right conclusion. In a way you couldn’t always blame them for that. Early on, many Southern troops learned left from right by which foot the bunch of straw was tied to. Didn’t inspire much confidence.
I tend to accept in full the opinion of H.L. Mencken on the subject of just who was fighting for “freedom.”
I must digress and wonder if your annoyance and mine are similar. ?
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