Concerning a post in which the author supported Sherman’s March to the Sea and wondered if I supported slavery:
Slavery is evil. It does not matter if it is outright ownership of another human or a family trapped in a factory town paid in company script used in the company store that is never enough to cover their debt to the “company”. The analogy of the Federal debt is today’s example. No one addressed the issue of the War of Northern Aggression’s real reason: the economic wealth of the South. No one addressed that there are more slaves today than at any point in history. No one addressed boycotting companies using slave labor today. No one addressed the tyranny of Lincoln or the abuses of the Constitution under his reign and then Reconstruction.
Anyone who tries to defend Gen. Sherman’s tactics of murder and theft can do so on Judgment Day. Sherman’s army were war criminals and would have been tried and hanged for their crimes if the South had won.
The discussion should have been about restoring the rule of law, the Constitution (unless you want a new government), slavery and war tactics today. How many civilians has the US killed as “collateral damage”.
Lincoln had no jurisdiction to eliminate slavery in another sovereign country. He did not eliminate slavery in the North and enforced the still existing Fugitive Slave laws during the war. Today, the US does not issue proclamations outlawing slavery in Libya or Saudi Arabia. Don’t you think US sanctions would be in order against any country allowing slavery?
I am not fighting the Civil War or waiting for the South to rise again (although I would celebrate it), I am pointing out the history that we are repeating today.