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 Posted: Wed Sep 5th, 2012 02:36 pm
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dlaurencerogers wrote: Errors in this kind of discussion are in the eye of the beholder. The propaganda about the righteousness of the Southern cause has been almost unceasing since the war. The devil's bargain originally made in the Constitution over human rights still haunts us. The following quote from the Encyclopedia of Southern Literature sums up the conflict: "In 1866, Edward Pollard wrote a Confederate history of the Civil War entitled The Lost Cause in which he claimed that, although the South must “submit fairly and truthfully to what the war has properly decide,” the southern culture would carry on its beliefs (Pollard 752). Pollard’s assertion that the South would maintain its ideas turns out to be true. The South systematically attempted to wrest moral victory out of military defeat by writing its own history of the Civil War. This revisionist history of the Civil War is known as Lost Cause ideology."

“Every man should endeavor to understand the meaning of subjugation before it is too late… It means the history of this heroic struggle will be written by the enemy; that our youth will be trained by  Northern schoolteachers; will learn from Northern school books their version of the war; will be impressed by the influences of history and education to regard our gallant dead as traitors, and our maimed veterans as fit objects for derision… It is said slavery is all we are fighting for, and if we give it up we give up all. Even if this were true, which we deny, slavery is not all that our enemies are fighting for. It is merely the pretense to establish sectional superiority and a more centralized form of government, and to deprive us of our rights and liberties.” – Gen. Patrick Cleburne 1864

Keep drinking the "Treasury of Virtue" kool-aid Mr. Rodgers.

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