Monday, August 24, 2015

The Confederacy was a con job on whites

Blog writer tells the truth about the Confederacy

Recently Hillsborough, North Carolina resident and
writer, Frank Hyman posted a very frank op-ed about the civil war. As his
headline suggest white southerners were conned into rebelling against the
United States government. I agree with Hyman, though many white southerners
still cling to the myth that here ancestors were fighting to protect their
homeland. This was not true.

Sadly, as Hyman notes generations of white
southerners are not given accurate accounts of why their ancestors were willing
to fight. The argument that the resurrection was not about slavery but rather
about “states’ rights.”
 For generations
white supremacist have refused to admit that slavery was immoral or that the
concept that men and women of African descent deserve to be treated with the
same dignity and respect as individuals of European descent.

Sadly, many of the comments about Hyman’s essay are
very cruel and visceral, as these dependents of slave owner and their
supporters tried desperately to refute Hyman’s well researched, historically accurate
essay. For me this is disheartening. I can’t help but wonder if we will ever be
able to really move on. Will the decedents of slave owners; and will supporters
of slavery every admit that slavery and the notion of holding human beings in
bondage was morally wrong and reprehensible? One can only hope that someday
they see the light.

I commented on his post and got some very negative
responses. In several of my comments I suggested the civil war supporters
google each state’s secession documents. No one took me up on my request.:(


HYMAN: The Confederacy
was a con job on whites - and still is

Friday, August 7,
2015 10:30 pm
The Confederacy was a con job on whites - and still is

HYMAN: The Confederacy was a con job on whites - and still is - Richmond Times-Dispatch: THEIR OPINION#.VdIFMzOF4-U.facebook#.VdIFMzOF4-U.facebook

No comments:

Post a Comment