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Hekate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-21-10 01:40 AM
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81. Thank you for putting on your hip-boots and wading in here to say that.
Thank you.

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  -The Confederacy: America's Worst Idea neverforget  Oct-17-10 08:29 PM   #0 
  - I don't see what's "embarrassing" about it...  MellowDem   Oct-17-10 08:39 PM   #1 
  - also...  handmade34   Oct-17-10 08:41 PM   #2 
  - I've been lucky enough to see James Loewen speak a couple times  nemo137   Oct-17-10 11:30 PM   #12 
  - Sigh... they DID secede because of states rights.  Kalyke   Oct-18-10 01:58 PM   #40 
  - Thank you! +10000  Bryn   Oct-18-10 03:42 PM   #51 
  - Many people *believed* the Iraq war was about stopping terrorism  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-19-10 09:54 AM   #65 
  - Precisely  Sherman A1   Oct-20-10 11:16 AM   #78 
  - Thanks for the link--I'll look for that book. nt  raccoon   Oct-20-10 07:49 AM   #76 
  - In the south  Just One Woman   Oct-17-10 08:47 PM   #3 
  - You are quite the prognosticator.  deaniac21   Oct-17-10 10:58 PM   #10 
  - I live here, too. The conflict is already here, and it keeps growing.  loudsue   Oct-18-10 12:05 PM   #25 
  - So long as they ignore the entire Constitution they were right...  Ozymanithrax   Oct-17-10 08:51 PM   #4 
  - Very good article, but the comments at the article are embarrassing  provis99   Oct-17-10 09:27 PM   #5 
  - It's really sick knowing that people still defend the Confederacy....  neverforget   Oct-17-10 10:06 PM   #7 
  - We had a two hour discussion about what would have happened if the war wasn't fought and  AlinPA   Oct-17-10 09:55 PM   #6 
  - Spike Lee made a compelling movie about your 2nd scenario:  VioletLake   Oct-17-10 10:17 PM   #8 
     - Thanks, I'll take a look at it.  AlinPA   Oct-17-10 10:24 PM   #9 
     - I found it on YouTube  AspenRose   Oct-19-10 05:41 PM   #74 
     - Wasn't that a comedy?  Ter   Oct-17-10 11:06 PM   #11 
     - I don't know if the movie was intended to be a comedy,  VioletLake   Oct-18-10 09:12 AM   #14 
     - Not necessarily a comedy. A mockumentary  Caliman73   Oct-18-10 12:00 PM   #24 
     - Slight edit  MedicalAdmin   Oct-18-10 11:41 AM   #20 
     - Thanks for the correction, MedicalAdmin. nt  VioletLake   Oct-18-10 05:16 PM   #54 
     - Spike produced this film, which was 'made' or directed by  Bluenorthwest   Oct-18-10 02:26 PM   #48 
        - I see that now. Thanks, Bluenorthwest. nt  VioletLake   Oct-18-10 05:17 PM   #55 
  - I'm strating to think that the idea that you can punish the Dems by not voting is right up there  Capn Sunshine   Oct-17-10 11:50 PM   #13 
  - I keep repeating that over and over. That argument is apparently  Kahuna   Oct-20-10 12:48 PM   #80 
  - If we had let the south secede,  CanonRay   Oct-18-10 09:23 AM   #15 
  - That's probably a good prediction of what could have happened.  neverforget   Oct-18-10 11:18 AM   #16 
     - I'm a member of a Civil War Roundtable  DemocracyInaction   Oct-18-10 11:33 AM   #18 
        - Had we let them go, the Confederacy would have started a war anyway.  ieoeja   Oct-18-10 01:30 PM   #35 
  - Bet you don't know these following points:  DemocracyInaction   Oct-18-10 11:24 AM   #17 
  - They didn't have a majority  Gaedel   Oct-18-10 11:40 AM   #19 
  - If you add the border states  DemocracyInaction   Oct-18-10 11:58 AM   #23 
  - Congressional Reaportionment after the 1850 Census  Gaedel   Oct-18-10 01:24 PM   #33 
  - One of the reasons for succession was loss of power  Confusious   Oct-19-10 03:25 AM   #58 
  - The Mexican American war started it all  Confusious   Oct-19-10 03:14 AM   #57 
     - Might I recommend?  Gaedel   Oct-19-10 08:36 AM   #64 
  - From where I sit they won  Scruffy1   Oct-18-10 12:12 PM   #27 
  - Lots of Southerners didn't want to secede. Check this out:  raccoon   Oct-18-10 11:46 AM   #21 
  - Many of the southern officers  DemocracyInaction   Oct-18-10 12:07 PM   #26 
  - Let us not forget the Southern Unionists, mainly of the Appalachians  theHandpuppet   Oct-18-10 01:08 PM   #31 
  - Thanks!  Kalyke   Oct-18-10 02:02 PM   #41 
  - Sam Houston tried hard to keep Texas from seceeding  CanonRay   Oct-19-10 05:16 PM   #73 
  - And if the Brits had won, people would be saying that the American Revolution was America's worst  raccoon   Oct-18-10 11:48 AM   #22 
  - sometimes I wonder about that Revolution  hfojvt   Oct-18-10 12:54 PM   #29 
  - Interesting idea  Spike89   Oct-18-10 02:44 PM   #49 
     - that's possible, of course,  hfojvt   Oct-18-10 03:52 PM   #53 
        - Yeah, alternate history can make you dizzy  Spike89   Oct-19-10 04:42 PM   #71 
  - since all of our neighbors had already abandoned slavery, Im pretty sure the Confederacy would still  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-19-10 04:44 AM   #59 
  - Tea Partiers are worse...  JCMach1   Oct-18-10 12:47 PM   #28 
  - Confederacy, secession, states rights are proxy issues  Terry in Austin   Oct-18-10 12:57 PM   #30 
  - I think America's worst idea is our politicians have sold us out to the Corporate  Bryn   Oct-18-10 01:18 PM   #32 
  - +1000  waiting for hope   Oct-18-10 01:41 PM   #38 
  - Did you seriously just compare your life to that of an slave in the antebellum south?  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-19-10 04:49 AM   #60 
  - The fact still stands that America is condoning Slavery  Bryn   Oct-19-10 01:23 PM   #70 
  - Ugh.... try being an actual slave. nt  CBR   Oct-19-10 10:21 AM   #67 
  - I'm sorry, but "all for nothing" is so disgusting that it's difficult to believe that  suzie   Oct-20-10 10:54 AM   #77 
     - Thank you for putting on your hip-boots and wading in here to say that.  Hekate   Oct-21-10 01:40 AM   #81 
  - The Confederacy is one of the most shameful parts of America history.  TexasObserver   Oct-18-10 01:25 PM   #34 
  - Heh. No need for me to say much of anything now. You said it all. nt  DevonRex   Oct-18-10 01:38 PM   #36 
  - Flags are glorified national gang colors and the same holds true for the U.S. Flag.  Uncle Joe   Oct-18-10 01:58 PM   #39 
  - The topic is the Confederacy, and how some unreconstructed racists worship it.  TexasObserver   Oct-18-10 02:03 PM   #42 
     - You can't address one without the other, of course you will have racists worship the long dead  Uncle Joe   Oct-18-10 02:11 PM   #44 
        - Just wanted to make sure you weren't dodging and deflecting.  TexasObserver   Oct-18-10 02:19 PM   #45 
  - and the North is innocent?  Bryn   Oct-18-10 03:45 PM   #52 
  - The Confederacy was guilty of heinous treatment of slaves, and owning slaves.  TexasObserver   Oct-19-10 07:41 AM   #62 
     - Where in my posts did I say I love the Confederacy?  Bryn   Oct-19-10 01:13 PM   #69 
  - Because it's "heritage" and "history"  SemiCharmedQuark   Oct-19-10 05:09 AM   #61 
     - Yes, those are the buzz words they love to use to rationalize it.  TexasObserver   Oct-19-10 07:43 AM   #63 
  - A really bad idea but a helluva sales job.  Tierra_y_Libertad   Oct-18-10 01:40 PM   #37 
  - Pretty much what the GOP still does with the ignorant masses who support them.  TexasObserver   Oct-18-10 02:04 PM   #43 
  - Might we be smart enough to let them go this time? n/t  Greyhound   Oct-18-10 02:22 PM   #46 
  - They lost that ideological battle TWICE THE FUCK OVER  Arkana   Oct-18-10 02:24 PM   #47 
  - I would say it but I'm not. Too easy. n/t  Fire1   Oct-18-10 02:55 PM   #50 
  - Thanks.  Scurrilous   Oct-19-10 01:08 AM   #56 
  - We should have let them go.  JamesA1102   Oct-19-10 10:19 AM   #66 
  - Wouldn't be a good idea because  Bryn   Oct-19-10 01:10 PM   #68 
  - At least 1 if not both sides would have failed  Spike89   Oct-19-10 04:52 PM   #72 
  - "America's Worst Idea" just got its own month to celebrate in Virginia  AspenRose   Oct-19-10 05:55 PM   #75 
  - All one needs to do is to review the 1790 debates in Congress to get an idea  humblebum   Oct-20-10 11:39 AM   #79 

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