Sunday, February 12, 2017
The War That Haunts America
There were northerners who systematically burned homes of fellow northerners. Lincoln's attorney general, Edward Bates, confiscated millions of acres of land of northerners who were considered sympathetic with the South, known as Copperheads. Lincoln imprisoned tens of thousands of northerners without a trial, denying them habeas corpus, keeping people who were opposed to Lincoln's war, in prison for the duration of the war. Lincoln destroyed 300 newspaper offices, censored fee speech, put the editors in prison, conciliated the power in Washington. He is the father of the modern centralized totalitarian leviathan state, nanny of all, but friend of none.
A good picture of the South during the war is burned down houses with only chimneys standing, burned and cut down trees, gardens and wells destroyed, graves with starving mourners...
One could go a hundred miles through the South and see no one smiling.
The north, too, was under martial law, just like the south.
Unitarians hated slavery because it was a picture of God and his people. We are either slaves of God or slaves of Satan. It was the northerners that brought slaves here with a loss of 10%. There's the holocaust. No Southern ship brought slaves. Lincoln freed only slaves in territories he had no authority over. No slaves were freed by the Emancipation Proclamation in the north nor in DC where a weekly slave auction continued under the US capitol, behind the Decatur Hotel, which continued to auction slaves through the duration of the war. The proclamation did not free slaves in certain counties of Tennessee and Florida where northerners had control. It only applied to succeeded states in order to promote insurrection.