Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Secession and Slavery: Must we agree with the latter in order to agree with the former?

With the 150th anniversary of the Civil War approaching next year, we are hearing a lot of propaganda from the left about secession and slavery.

Apparently, the New York Times and Charles Johnson (of Little Green Footballs), say the South is "rewriting history" by celebrating the sesquicentennial of Southern secession by not mentioning slavery.  It is obvious what is going on here:  the left wants to politicize history.  They are insisting that the Northern myth of the war continue as the official history of the war between the states, i.e., that the North fought the South to force them to give up slavery over moral grounds and in support of racial equality and freedom for all.  The evil South, however, seceded rather than give up their slaves and therefore, started the Civil War.

Actually, the actual scenario is a bit more complicated than that.  I will go into it a bit more in subsequent posts.  However, the Northern-biased historians and the left want to fix this myth in the minds of the current and future generations, and they insist that any acknowledgement of Confederate or Southern history be indelibly linked to slavery.  You are officially forbidden to mention "Confederate" without also mentioning "slavery."  The same rule, however, does not apply to celebrations of the Fourth of July, where we honor former slave holding secessionists George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, to name but two, who led the fight for American independence.

It is important to state that the right of secession, which did exist and continues to exist, is not dependent upon the 19th century system of slavery.  Nor was the right of secession ended by the Civil War or by a subsequent Supreme Court erroneous edict that secession in unconstitutional.

Secession is indeed constitutional and may become necessary in the near future, if the historic power grab of the Democrats and the left cannot be stopped, and Islamization of Western Civilization continues.  Secession, however, will be a last resort, when all other avenues have failed.

Related Posts:
To Hell With It, Let's Just Secede
A Secession Option for Liberty-Loving Americans, by Walter Williams
Serious Discussions About Secession
Lawrence Auster, of View From the Right, Discusses Secession


LandShark 5150 said...

funny - was just thinking along the same line. considering a lenghty discussion on both, together. Being from Texas, it is a hot topic and one sure to hit Austin(if it is only meself calling)soon. hope thanksgiving was kind to you and yours!

Stogie said...

Thanks, LS! I am trying to get reprint permission of "Why the War Was Not About Slavery" by Donald W. Livingston, that appeared in the September/October issue of Confederate Veteran magazine. It is the most powerful rebuttal of the Northern myth that I have ever read! If I get permission, I will republish it here in its entirety.

BRO said...


The Griper said...

might want to take a gander on my series in regards to the issue, Stogie.

Stogie said...

Thanks Griper, I will do that.

Always On Watch said...

There are indeed many misconceptions about the American Civil War.

I hope that you get permission to reprint the article you mentioned. Is the article online somewhere?

Stogie said...

AOW, I did indeed get permission and I will reprint that article in the next couple of days.