• kevin bingham's Avatar
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I suppose it might be different if your ancestors for the last 400 years were taught that hard work might get you out of a good whipping, nothing more. That's a hard lesson to unlearn and it might take more than a few generations I suppose.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    We should have a military intervention to liberate the oppressed Canadians
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    Yup. I am 50 foot up a tree, wondering what happened to him. I was not happy on his return.
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  • kevin bingham's Avatar
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    So it wasn't about slavery, it was about the economy... Yet slavery was the economy. Calling it cheap labor would be sugar coating it when 40-60 % of the population in the confederacy was held in violent bondage.
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  • CurSedVoyce's Avatar
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    You know you are in trouble when you ask for the new guy to fetch your water bottle hanging on the driver side of the cab inside by the steering wheel... RIGHT IN FRONT OF THE DOOR. And he brings you back the bottle that has been sitting under the spare tire in the bed of the flat bed that had gear on top of it and still contained water from over a month ago............ True Story.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Yeah, we have a reparations movement here as well Stig. Sorry. But my starving Irish ancestors never owned b anyone.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    The behaviour in its entirety was poor. Still, freedom of speech is the issue. Be careful who you decide has it and who does not. ALCU in court established that the permit for the right wing was valid and they were legally allowed to have their day. King George can duck my left nut and has no significance. The what if is moot. Quit it. And if you don't think that civil war was not more than just about anti slavery. You are entitled to your opinion. But consider, the South was relying on cheap labor for King Cotton and not industrialization. That people, is one part of that times economy. Buy losing the election, first Republican president, the south felt unheard in politics. Yes, anti slavery was a huge threat to them. They also lost the ability, as a result of the election, to expand their interests into newly aquired territories. South also saw it as unconstitutional. Not saying slavery was right. Just that it was legal and part of a major economy at the time.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I agree, now where do you stand on the construction of new ones. Either stalin or the confederate regime. http://www.thedailybeast.com/texans-building-a-confederate-monument-right-now
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.spectator.co.uk/2016/01/a-short-history-of-statue-toppling/ fun read on monument toppling. Pretty rare the losing side gets trophies.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I always wondered why they toppled that statue of Saddam Hussein.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    http://foreignpolicy.com/2016/01/25/for-putin-for-stalin-russia-propaganda/ More on stalin statues in Russia. Its an interesting rabbit hole to go down if your interested.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-monuments-to-stalin-highlight-controversy-over-his-legacy-49472 Looks like they do have a similar issue going on in Russia.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Interesting you don't see many statues to hitler or Mussolini.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    https://www.civilwar.org/learn/primary-sources/declaration-causes-seceding-states All the states wrote down why they were breaking off. You can read there manifestos in the link. protecting their right to slavery is at the top of the list. It pretty much is all they wrote about with taxation and other things barely making a mention.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Cause its bullshit
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Exactly.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    I think tearing down the monuments would be a good start for this sort of perspective. As for economic arguments I don't hear anyone ever get heated about that so it must have been a minor factor in the war back then. Long since forgotten. People are still out brawling in the streets about race and "heritage" so I can only imagine it got peoples blood boiling back then as well. Saying it is was a non issue in that war doesn't jive with all the history that went on before and after that little bitty skirmish.
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    CurSedVoyce replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    America, where the rebels are patriots. Remember, it is how it started ;) And people often mistake the civil war all about slavery and the black slaves. It started as an economic war between the money in the North and the cotton growers in the South. The war platform of the administration of the time just tied human rights to it. The right of all men created equal. But the bottom line was over taxation of the cotton industry and more. Railroad barons were involved as well. More factors to it than what you might learn in Common Core these days.
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    kevin bingham replied to a thread In The News... in Odds and Ends
    Its still a rebel flag. I don't personally care what flag you fly but rebel is opposite of Patriot. I'm cool with that but you can't fly them both it seems to me or you have no clue of your heritage.
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