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Category: Misc
Sunday, January 28th, 2001 @ 03:50 pm
Posted By Brent
Well, I'm about to go to a super bowl party so I'll be brief.

The party was supposed to be at my friend Patric's house (a mack ass deal with a bar and a pool), but his granny came over to spend the day, so its been detoured to Pete's place. Still cool, probably to cold to go swimming anyway, so no big whoop.

Not much going on, went on an interview friday, and have another monday morning, so things are looking good in the job department, I may be finacially viable again soon!

On to a rant:

I was parusing around the net and found something about the whole 'USA government apologizing and offering restitution in the form of money to black people because of slavery' thing, and because of my initial knee-jerk reaction to it at the time, I had never given it much though. So, I got to thinking about it, and I came back to one question: Why would the government apologize? If I remember my history correctly, the Union, not the Confederacy, won. And thinking past that, I don't think they ever lost another civil war, so wouldn't they be the 'governing entity' still today?

So, following this train of thought, black people (whom I consider Americans, not African-Americans) are asking for apologies and restitution from the government body that instituted a full scale civil war, thusly tearing the country apart, for their freedom. That's a little harsh for a symbol of gratitude if you ask me.

On a lighter note, I've noticed the front page is almost devoid of porn now, so I'll try to remedy that next post. Also, the forums are in full effect now, so don't be shy, register and start your own offending rant. There's also another box in the side panel linking to the most active topics in the forum.


NAME: ian the trogydae
Tuesday, January 30th, 2001 @ 09:05 am
okay, but with all this born in mind (since we seem to agree here that the war had more to do with federal vs. state government), put yourself back 120 years or so (sorry, i have a piss-poor concept of WHEN the civil war was) and where would you have to put yourself?
granted, this was about a key governance issue at heart, but on the face of it there was something else to be dealt with.

shit. i think i just sounded like the venerable jonkatz. i'll go shoot myself now.

NAME: glitch13
Sunday, January 28th, 2001 @ 11:58 pm
Well, the way I see it, it was about State vs. Federal rights, but it all centered around the federal mandate to abolish slavery. Not that the point wasn't the fact that the south disagreed (which they did), it was the fact that the individual states did not want to be forced to be controlled by federal mandate, thus the cival war.
The federal mandate was the abolition of slavery, thus the disagreement over slavery precipitated the begining of the civil war.

NAME: foo
Sunday, January 28th, 2001 @ 09:21 pm
Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War was fought over State Vs. Federal rights, not slavery.
Think about it, honestly...
Do you REALLY think that the north like black people enough to go to war for their freedom? if so, why in the hell was the plight of black people so horrible until 30 years ago?
The north wanted to control the sourh from Washington, plain and simple. And they won.

NAME: girlygirl
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001 @ 07:13 pm
Hello Gentlemen!

NAME: glitch13
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001 @ 05:15 pm
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NAME: Feasty
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001 @ 04:42 pm
All your base are belong to us McGurk.