Skip to comments.Glenn Beck Discusses Lincoln with "Expert"
Posted on 02/15/2010 3:29:27 PM PST by central_va
Did anyone here see tonight's Glenn Beck TV show segment with the author (Lehrman?) of Lincoln at Peoria?
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‘economic necessity’ is a fiction. Those in power int he South wanted to continue the wealth building via slavery, but slavery was not an actual necessity to building wealth if the lust for same was not pushed but anticipated over a longer time period. It is akin to the current leftist crap about ‘doing the jobs Americans won’t do’.
Governor Brown of Georgia had no use for the Confederacy’s centralizing tendencies. But the CSA was not only beset by central government oppression. The Confederate regime was also characterized by many local petty tyrants who were no more than glorified thugs with pretensions. It wasn’t just black Southerners that the great Lincoln helped to liberate.
They weren't very good accountants and they didn't understand economics. They never really appreciated the full cost of owning the slaves as a productive unit of the cotton industry. And they didn't understand that the gin had rendered the slaves uneconomic.
Slavery was a dead institution within twenty years whatever happened in the war.
I would be interested in knowing the date and the context of this statement.
A little arson shortened the war, saved lives and punished the insolent and arrogant for agitating the South into rebellion.
DiLorenzo is a libertarian gadfly who has been distorting the Lincoln legacy with his feckless drivel for years. But there is no distorting the true motivation behind secession and the Confederacy. They didn’t want slavery to end. And Dilorenzo fits right in. He’s a modern day secessionist with an axe to grind and a seemingly favorable view towards slavery.
” Lincoln is NO HERO as far as I’m concerned. Deo vindice!”
Try to get a grip. The people of the South, 90% didn't own slaves, but wanted out of the Union. They fought, bled and died to try to get away from centralized federalism. This is Fact. Slavery was the excuse to get away. It could have been about tulip bulbs. It is your kind of brainwashed thinking that is allowing the Feds to destroy us now, open your brain, Question the whole thing.
Dishonest Abe alert.
Remind me to not vote for you for fire chief :)
The railroad roundhouse destroyed by the liberators from the north was in Atlanta if my memory serves me correctly.
With the firing on Fort Sumter...the opportunity for his campaign offer to the South was over.
As for being a butcher, I think you have to stop drinking that KKK KoolAid, and focus on Mint Julips.
You will feel a lot better.
Did he comment on Lincoln’s propensity to sleep with men?
I know you don't mean that. I am not giving up on you. One day your brain washed mind will come around.
“The secession attempt of 1860-61 was an attempt to overthrow the USA and replace it with a slave empire extending into the Caribbean and Latin America in alliance with the most extreme regressive European elements. All Americans should thank God it failed.”
You must have attended public schools in Iowa. Lincoln had about as much respect for the Constitution as Obama has: In a word, None. Oh, and show me where the “Southern Founding Fathers” all regarded secession as treason. Your comment that the secession attempt of 1860-61 was an attempt to overthrow the USA and replaced it with a slave empire is too ignorant to dignify with a response.
The liberators from the North were not all from the North. Many of Sherman’s most vicious soldiers were white Southerners who had good reason to hate the slavery empire. The 1st Alabama Union cavalry is only the most famous of the Southern units that helped rid their land of the Confederate plague.