Sunday, February 9, 2014

This day in history

In 1861, Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.

In 1991, Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.

One government launched the bloodiest war of the century to stop peaceful secession. The other respected the will of the people. Makes you wonder which was the "democracy" and which was the dictatorship.


Anonymous said...

There was nothing peaceful with how the Southerners tried to break off from the North and gain their "independence". Southerners had been fomenting The War long before Ft. Sumter. Learn the real history of the Confederate Secret Service and the Knights-of-the-Golden-Circle and how and why the two were started in the first place. To foment war.

To foment war for the sake of the slave-owning oligarchy of the South and their desire to expand their Slave Empire. They wanted to join In-Union with Mexico, Central America, the West Indies, and Cuba. It wasn't a desire for true Liberty, just a desire to expand Slavery. The White working-class greatly suffered under the Southern oligarch's Slave Economic system.

And, the Lithuanians didn't want independence so they could have a Slave-Opium Golden Circle Empire, and move their capital city to Havana, Cuba, like the Southern slave-owning oligarchy wanted.

It's disingenuous to compare the two. There's no true historical comparisons about happened in the US vis-à-vis the Southern desire for "independence" in the 19th century and the Lithuanian desire for independence today.

The Southern Slave economy also included WHITE slaves -- WHITE Irish Catholics -- as chattel slaves. The Southern slave-owning oligarchy wanted to expand their slave empire -- that's all. So they fomented the WBTS. Nothing noble and transcendent about it. Nothing which speaks of true Liberty. An expansion of slavery would have meant more misery and more poverty for the White working class of the South. See Hinton Rowan Helper for details.

And yes, I know the South greatly suffered after the War, and it's a horrible story. Still, the Southern oligarchy is just as culpable and responsible -- if not more so -- for what happened before, during, and after The War, as are the Yankees.

After The War, the Southern oligarchy high-tailed it North and started agitating for Empire from New York and Washington. Much of what is called the "Yankee Empire" is really Southern-oligarch-inspired, to a large degree. That's an historical fact. It's the historical record.

Can't truly compare the American South and Lithuania as if both "independence" attempts are based on the same dynamic. The historical dynamics are completely different.

From : Yankee Joe

dan hill said...

It is deep cold winter here in Western Kentucky, but I just heard the evening call of the rain crow...Koo Koo, Koo Koo.

Anonymous said...

~ Beneath its snowy mantle so frigid and cold,
The thwarted Empire lies waiting for its Greybacks to turn to Gold,
The Official State Bird of Kentucky sings the song he always sings,
And speaks to me of Ancient Golden Empires that will Resurrect-In-Spring,
Spread your Kentucky wings and fly away,
For I feel sad on this cold, grey, grey, winter's day,
For The Empire I love has been thwarted,
And if I could you know that I would fly to Havana, Cuba with you,
But now I feel such emptiness within,
for the Kentucky Cardinal just crashed landed into a heapin' pile of snow,
And broke its purdy wings,
In an icy pile of snow,
I could hear it while I was sitting on the loo,
The bird's wimpering, wimpering coos,
The Kentucky Cardinal Bird of THE Sacred Ancient Empire,
Poor,poor hapless bird,
So far,far away from sunny, sunny, Golden Cuba,
Stuck in the heapin' pile of snow,
I heard its wimpering, wimpering coos,
Kentucky Cardinal went,
Well, it sounded a lot like,
Seems to me,
The bird was making sounds that sounded like,
Boo Hoo Hoo Hoo Hoo ~

From : Yankee Joe

dan hill said...

If that is your poetry Joe, you best stick to historical research. In either case I would not quit your day job, if you have one.