Saturday, September 02, 2017

Confederate Flag And Slavery-Dispelling Myths (A Harsha Sankar Article)

Dear Citizen,                                August 25th, 2017

       For the umpteenth time, the "Stars and Bars" had nothing to do with Blacks. It symbolized the distinct and unique Southern culture. The South had developed their own traditions,customs, etiquette, and even accent. The Southern Heritage is much more pronounced because, unlike other regions, the people developed deep roots to the land. The South was not nearly as transient because people had ties to the land. People lived off the land there as the North had industry.

      The Union wanted a stronger centralized government than the Southern states desired. When the North requested greater control of the South's trade and banking and the South would not cede, Washington leadership decided to then make slavery an issue to galvanize support. The North "Union" did not care about enslaved Blacks. They cared about greater national sovereignty, which might not have been a bad thing.

      Nation-statism and national sovereignty was a phenomenon that was sweeping the entire world. Petty kingdoms and small states were merging into nationhood throughout all of Europe. That "bug" had made its entry into the USA.

      The American Civil War was neither a civil war nor a revolutionary war. It was America's second war of secession. The first was misnamed the American Revolution.

      Even though the cotton gin increased the need for slavery, it is very possible that with automation and industrialization, the need for unskilled slavery would have nearly died in 20 to 30 years after the civil war. After all, just as many poor whites tilled the field with the Black slaves.

      Information is the currency of freedom!

                                   Very Truly Yours,

                                    Harsha Sankar
                                    908 Valley Ridge Road
                                    Covington, Virginia

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