Skip to comments.The Great Civil War Lie
Posted on 06/11/2013 4:48:08 AM PDT by iowamark
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I’ll leave the smarmy to you.
Just one of many examples:
Because Southern industries didn’t get the same preferential treatment as large Northern ones, hence it was to their deficit.
The Emancipation Proclamation went over like wet fart up North. It spawned Conscription Riots and the Copperheads to go Hermitile.
The only large Southern industry wasn't threatened by imports. It's customers, foreign and domestic, clammored for its goods and there were no foreign sources of cotton to compete with their supplying U.S. textile mills. So what would protective tariffs have accomplished for them?
Again, what difference did that make to the average Northern consumer who was paying the same inflated price as the Southern consumer was? Did it benefit him that some manufacturer was able to jack up his price due to tariffs? Did his community realize additional tax revenues because the business was located there? No. Did it create jobs? Some, but not for most people. So why did it matter where the industry was located? Tariffs hit everyone, North and South. They forced everyone to pay an inflated price. They did not harm one part of the country more than another.
I thought conscription spawned the Conscription Riots. Hence the name. Silly me.
Why would that be embarrassing?
I won’t push this thread any further off-topic except to say that the ADL doesn’t appear to agree that FDR was an anti-Semite. It’s especially foolhardy to judge people or their actions through a contemporary lens.
It is often tossed off that Lincoln was a racist, southerners were all sympathetic to slavery, and now FDR an anti-Semite. All mis-statements IMO.
How about just dealing with it logically?
But very Southron. And you forgot the 'Lincoln was gay' claims tossed about
Nobody wanted to be drafted to fight for the “black man”. It was ok to volunteer for Lincoln’s War but being drafted was a whole different kettle of fish.
Well, yes, the ADL is a left wing organization so of course they think well of FDR. That is my whole point. Official Jews consider the Democratic Party their party, but they do so incorrectly.
The Lincoln Coven members guzzled the Lincoln Kool-Aid.
I'm pretty self-taught in that area.
You had a fool for a teacher.
Medoff is definitely pushing things to build a case against Roosevelt, but he does have stuff to push and to build.
He doesn't mention any casual social anti-Semitism in the Roosevelt family on the one hand or the fact that Roosevelt had so many Jewish associates and appointees on the other.
He relies on ideas that FDR shared with many at the time: that immigration was to be restricted to maintain the current ethnic composition of the country, and that too many Jews in any one place would result in anti-Semitism.
Whether that made Roosevelt an anti-Semite in the context of his own day is something people will have to make up their own minds about. It certainly is true that accepted attitudes then were very different from what's considered acceptable now.
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