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oceanicsteam:

lets-talk-titanic:

A Night to Remember - Thomas Andrews

Nerd note: the painting they used in the movie is wrong, that was the painting on the Olympic, the Titanic had a painting of Plymouth harbor(which in credit to James Cameron’s lust for details the movie Titanic got right. However this scene is much better in A Night to Remember)

I really love this because even though this scene is near certainly apocryphal, I still love the death stare Andrews gives in it. There’s a great write up right here on tumblr on what realistically happened to Andrews, he probably died trying to help people just like he did through the whole night and even before that night(Violet Jessop recounted how Andrews was always cheerful and seemed to be only the person who actually cared about the crew’s living conditions). Also I like Michael Goodliffe’s performance as Andrews far better in “A night to Remember” than Victor Garber in “Titanic”(not to diss his performance, I think he gave one of the best in the movie)

americanconservativeandpatriot:




THE DEMOCRATS ARE SYSTEMATICALLY DESTROYING THIS GREAT COUNTRY OF OURS.  WAKE UP, AMERICA !




For every 75 people that went on food stamps 20,000,000 illegals crossed the border and 9 million guns were taken. WAKE UP AMERICA!

americanconservativeandpatriot:

For every 75 people that went on food stamps 20,000,000 illegals crossed the border and 9 million guns were taken. WAKE UP AMERICA!

Jon Stewart made a good point on how when he was in Jordon he saw a poor nation with few resources and only 6-7 million people accepting refugees by the hundreds of thousands from Syria and Iraq and doing everything it can to try to accommodate them, and we even tell them to do it, and give them a tiny stipend to help fund it, and the same is true to a lesser extent for even Lebanon and Turkey. Meanwhile in our country we can’t do anything about thousands of children fleeing unimaginable levels of violence(violence caused b y our drug policies and voracious appetite for drugs). Republicans use the kids as a football to try to fire up their fucking loony base by telling awful lies about them and as his guest pointed out, Obama instead of calling them out on their crazy, racist bullshit is in fact trying to expedite the deportations by trying to get the law signed by GWB in 2008 guaranteeing people from Central America a court hearing on asylum seeking removed.

davachio:

holding-the-rope:

blue-eyed-devil-88:

corinnestark:

blue-eyed-devil-88:

corinnestark:

ms-opinion:

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.
Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.


From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

I have learned to love their celebration of the civil war. That these people actually celebrate total failure tickles me greatly lol ! 

My parents lived in the South for awhile and all I learned is that there are too many fucking fools that do. 

1. TARIFF—Prior to the war about 75% of the money to operate the Federal Government was derived from the Southern States via an unfair sectional tariff on imported goods and 50% of the total 75% was from just 4 Southern states—Virginia- North Carolina—South Carolina and Georgia. Only 10%—20% of this tax money was being returned to the South. The Southern states were being treated as an agricultural colony of the North and bled dry. John Randolph of Virginia’s remarks in opposition to the tariff of 1820 demonstrates that fact. The North claimed that they fought the war to preserve the Union but the New England Industrialists who were in control of the North were actually supporting preservation of the Union to maintain and increase revenue from the tariff. The industrialists wanted the South to pay for the industrialization of America at no expense to themselves. Revenue bills introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives prior to the War Between the States were biased, unfair and inflammatory to the South. Abraham Lincoln had promised the Northern industrialists that he would increase the tariff rate if he was elected president of the United States. Lincoln increased the rate to a level that exceeded even the “Tariff of Abominations” 40% rate that had so infuriated the South during the 1828-1832 era ( between 50 and 51% on iron goods). The election of a president that was Anti-Southern on all issues and politically associated with the New England industrialists, fanatics, and zealots brought about the Southern secession movement.
2. CENTRALIZATION VERSUS STATES RIGHTS—-The United States of America was founded as a Constitutional Federal Republic in 1789 composed of a Limited Federal Government and Sovereign States. The North wanted to and did alter the form of Government this nation was founded upon. The Confederate States of America fought to preserve Constitutional Limited Federal Government as established by America’s founding fathers who were primarily Southern Gentlemen from Virginia. Thus Confederate soldiers were fighting for rights that had been paid for in blood by their forefathers upon the battlefields of the American Revolution. Abraham Lincoln had a blatant disregard for The Constitution of the United States of America. His War of aggression Against the South changed America from a Constitutional Federal Republic to a Democracy ( with Socialist leanings ) and broke the original Constitution. The infamous Socialist Karl Marx sent Lincoln a letter of congratulations after his reelection in 1864. A considerable number of European Socialists came to America and fought for the Union (North).
3. CHRISTIANITY VERSUS SECULAR HUMANISM—The South believed in basic Christianity as presented in the Holy Bible.The North had many Secular Humanists ( atheists, transcendentalists and non-Christians ). Southerners were afraid of what kind of country America might become if the North had its way. Secular Humanism is the belief that there is no God and that man,science and government can solve all problems. This philosophy advocates human rather than religious values. Reference : Frank Conner’s book “The South Under Siege 1830-2000.”
4. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES- -Southerners and Northerners were of different Genetic Lineages. Southerners were primarily of Western English (original Britons),Scottish, and Irish linage (Celtic) whereas Northerners tended to be of Anglo-Saxon and Danish (Viking) extraction. The two cultures had been at war and at odds for over 1000 years before they arrived in America. Our ancient ancestors in Western England under King Arthur humbled the Saxon princes at the battle of Baden Hill ( circa 497 AD —516 AD ). The cultural differences that contributed to the War Between the States (1861-1865 ) had existed for 1500 years or more.
5. CONTROL OF WESTERN TERRITORIES- -The North wanted to control Western States and Territories such as Kansas and Nebraska. New England formed Immigrant Aid Societies and sent settlers to these areas that were politically attached to the North. They passed laws against slavery that Southerners considered punitive. These political actions told Southerners they were not welcome in the new states and territories. It was all about control—slavery was a scapegoat.
6. NORTHERN INDUSTRIALISTS WANTED THE SOUTH’S RESOURCES. The Northern Industrialists wanted a war to use as an excuse to get the South’s resources for pennies on the dollar. They began a campaign about 1830 that would influence the common people of the North and create enmity that would allow them to go to war against the South. These Northern Industrialists brought up a morality claim against the South alleging the evils of slavery. The Northern Hypocrites conveniently neglected to publicize the fact that 5 New England States ( Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New York ) were primarily responsible for the importation of most of the slaves from Africa to America. These states had both private and state owned fleets of ships.
7. SLANDER OF THE SOUTH BY NORTHERN NEWSPAPERS. This political cause ties in to the above listed efforts by New England Industrialists. Beginning about 1830 the Northern Newspapers began to slander the South. The Industrialists used this tool to indoctrinate the common people of the North. They used slavery as a scapegoat and brought the morality claim up to a feverish pitch. Southerners became tired of reading in the Northern Newspapers about what bad and evil people they were just because their neighbor down the road had a few slaves. This propaganda campaign created hostility between the ordinary citizens of the two regions and created the animosity necessary for war. The Northern Industrialists worked poor whites in the factories of the North under terrible conditions for 18 hours a day ( including children ). When the workers became old and infirm they were fired. It is a historical fact that during this era there were thousands of old people living homeless on the streets in the cities of the North. In the South a slave was cared for from birth to death. Also the diet and living conditions of Southern slaves was superior to that of most white Northern factory workers. Southerners deeply resented this New England hypocrisy and slander.
8. NEW ENGLANDERS ATTEMPTED TO INSTIGATE MASSIVE SLAVE REBELLIONS IN THE SOUTH. Abolitionists were a small but vocal and militant group in New England who demanded instant abolition of slavery in the South. These fanatics and zealots were calling for massive slave uprisings that would result in the murder of Southern men, women and children. Southerners were aware that such an uprising had occurred in Santa Domingo in the 1790 era and that the French (white) population had been massacred. The abolitionists published a terrorist manifesto and tried to smuggle 100,000 copies into the South showing slaves how to murder their masters at night. Then when John Brown raided Harpers Ferry,Virginia in 1859 the political situation became inflammatory. Prior to this event there had been five times as many abolition societies in the South as in the North. Lincoln and most of the Republican Party ( 64 members of congress ) had adopted a political platform in support of terrorist acts against the South. Some (allegedly including Lincoln) had contributed monetarily as supporters of John Browns terrorist activities.. Again slavery was used as a scapegoat for all differences that existed between the North and South.
9.. SLAVERY. Indirectly slavery was a cause of the war. Most Southerners did not own slaves and would not have fought for the protection of slavery. However they believed that the North had no Constitutional right to free slaves held by citizens of Sovereign Southern States. Prior to the war there were five times as many abolition societies in the South as in the North. Virtually all educated Southerners were in favor of gradual emancipation of slaves. Gradual emancipation would have allowed the economy and labor system of the South to gradually adjust to a free paid labor system without economic collapse. Furthermore, since the New England States were responsible for the development of slavery in America, Southerners saw the morality claims by the North as blatant hypocrisy. The first state to legalize slavery had been Massachusetts in 1641 and this law was directed primarily at Indians. In colonial times the economic infrastructure of the port cities of the North was dependent upon the slave trade. The first slave ship in America, “THE DESIRE”, was fitted out in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Further proof that Southerners were not fighting to preserve slavery is found in the diary of an officer in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He stated that “he had never met a man in the Army of Northern Virginia that claimed he was fighting to preserve slavery”. If the war had been over slavery, the composition of the politicians, officers, enlisted men, and even African Americans would have been different. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had freed his slaves (Custis estate) prior to 1863 whereas Union General Grant’s wife Julia did not free her slaves until after the war when forced to do so by the 13th amendment to the constitution and court action. Grant even stated that if the abolitionists claimed he was fighting to free slaves that he would offer his services to the South. Mildred Lewis Rutherford ( 1852-1928 ) was for many years the historian for the United Daughters Of The Confederacy (UDC). In her book Truths Of History she stated that there were more slaveholders in the Union Army ( 315,000 ) than the Confederate Army ( 200,000 ). Statistics also show that about 300,000 blacks supported the Confederacy versus about 200,000 for the Union. Clearly the war would have been fought along different lines if it had been fought over slavery. The famous English author Charles Dickens stated ” the Northern onslaught upon Southern slavery is a specious piece of humbug designed to mask their desire for the economic control of the Southern states.”
10, NORTHERN AGGRESSION AGAINST SOUTHERN STATES, Proof that Abraham Lincoln wanted war may be found in the manner he handled the Fort Sumter incident. Original correspondence between Lincoln and Naval Captain G.V.Fox shows proof that Lincoln acted with deceit and willfully provoked South Carolina into firing on the fort ( A TARIFF COLLECTION FACILITY ). It was politically important that the South be provoked into firing the first shot so that Lincoln could claim the Confederacy started the war. Additional proof that Lincoln wanted war is the fact that Lincoln refused to meet with a Confederate peace delegation. They remained in Washington for 30 days and returned to Richmond only after it became apparent that Lincoln wanted war and refused to meet and discuss a peace agreement. After setting up the Fort Sumter incident for the purpose of starting a war, Lincoln called for 75,000 troops to put down what he called a rebellion. He intended to march Union troops across Virginia and North Carolina to attack South Carolina. Virginia and North Carolina were not going to allow such an unconstitutional and criminal act of aggression against a sovereign sister Southern State. Lincoln’s act of aggression caused the secession of the upper Southern States.
On April 17th 1861, Governor Letcher of Virginia sent this message to Washington DC: ” I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers of Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern states and the requisition made upon me for such a object-an object in my judgement not within the purview of the constitution or the act of 1795, will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war; having done so we will meet you in a spirit as determined as the administration has exhibited toward the South.”

Get your head out of your white ass and recognize that this country and the south was built on the unpaid labor and misery of millions of people whose ancestors were stolen from Africa. And the Civil War was fought in the South to preserve that system. 

I am not surprised about any amount of ignorance anymore … less than 10% of the people even owned the slaves - the same slaves that were sold to us by Africans, and the jews have historically been involved in human capital -
I present to you two videos one from a white person and the other from a black person saying the same thing about slavery - the good news nowadays - that the majority of kids could not give a shit about slavery and realize that they are being lied to about everything - help me help you to knock out prejudice — enjoy
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut7I75Q_-zA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIq17EKvC-s

It’s hilarious how far white people will go to try to convince others racism isn’t a thing

Of course there was an element of racism involved but to say that the war was just about slavery and racism is such a gross simplification it’s not even funny. Also there were black and American Indian slave owners too, slavery is more of an economic issue than a racial one. 

The war had everything to do with slavery. It didn’t have shit do with state’s rights. For starters thanks to the Senate and 3/5 compromise, the South and its states were already highly over represented in the federal government. And the South was actively anti state’s rights for anything that didn’t protect slavery, from opposing popular sovereignty once Kansas voted to be free to demanding the Fugitive Slave act. Also the entire 1860 presidential election was on how to deal with slavery. A guy won who wanted to stop the expansion and in the long run end it, but obviously had no power to end it in the state’s that already had it, and the south threw a hissy fit.
Slavery in America was entirely a racial thing. Nobody gives a fuck if 3 Native Americans over 200 years happened to own slaves. jesus fucking christ if you don’t believe me just take it from the Confederate vice president in the Cornerstone Address

Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition

Also in regards to the idiots previously and in the future who like to throw out the 10% or less number in regards to people who owned slaves, well you’re wrong. Turns out the constitution mandates a census every 10 years and we have the 1860 census to tell us who owned slaveshttp://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html8% of American families owned slaves on the eve of the civil war. However, those numbers are of course concentrated in the south as most northern states(which contained near 3/4 of the nation’s free population) had abolished slavery. In the states that became the confederacy, a full 1/3 of the population were slaves and in the those states the percent of families owning at least one slave varied between 20-50%

davachio:

holding-the-rope:

blue-eyed-devil-88:

corinnestark:

blue-eyed-devil-88:

corinnestark:

ms-opinion:

sapper-in-the-wire:

planetfucker:

People still think that the American civil war about slavery. Such a damn shame.

Fuck you guys. 

From Mississippi’s Declaration of Independence:

In the momentous step, which our State has taken of dissolving its connection with the government of which we so long formed a part, it is but just that we should declare the prominent reasons which have induced our course.

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery - the greatest material interest of the world.

From Texas’ Declaration of Independence:

She was received as a commonwealth holding, maintaining and protecting the institution known as negro slavery - the servitude of the African to the white race within her limits - a relation that had existed from the first settlement of her wilderness by the white race, and which her people intended should exist in all future time. Her institutions and geographical position established the strongest ties between her and other slaveholding States of the confederacy.

From the Confederacy’s own Constitution: 

No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.

The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.

So not only was slavery a key cornerstone of the Confederacy, they went so far as to say that any Confederate state was REQUIRED to allow slavery, and could not limit it in any way. BUT WAIT, WHAT ABOUT STATES’ RIGHTS? 

Fuck the Confederacy, may it burn in hell for all eternity. The South shall never rise again. 

I have learned to love their celebration of the civil war. That these people actually celebrate total failure tickles me greatly lol ! 

My parents lived in the South for awhile and all I learned is that there are too many fucking fools that do. 

1. TARIFF—Prior to the war about 75% of the money to operate the Federal Government was derived from the Southern States via an unfair sectional tariff on imported goods and 50% of the total 75% was from just 4 Southern states—Virginia- North Carolina—South Carolina and Georgia. Only 10%—20% of this tax money was being returned to the South. The Southern states were being treated as an agricultural colony of the North and bled dry. John Randolph of Virginia’s remarks in opposition to the tariff of 1820 demonstrates that fact. The North claimed that they fought the war to preserve the Union but the New England Industrialists who were in control of the North were actually supporting preservation of the Union to maintain and increase revenue from the tariff. The industrialists wanted the South to pay for the industrialization of America at no expense to themselves. Revenue bills introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives prior to the War Between the States were biased, unfair and inflammatory to the South. Abraham Lincoln had promised the Northern industrialists that he would increase the tariff rate if he was elected president of the United States. Lincoln increased the rate to a level that exceeded even the “Tariff of Abominations” 40% rate that had so infuriated the South during the 1828-1832 era ( between 50 and 51% on iron goods). The election of a president that was Anti-Southern on all issues and politically associated with the New England industrialists, fanatics, and zealots brought about the Southern secession movement.

2. CENTRALIZATION VERSUS STATES RIGHTS—-The United States of America was founded as a Constitutional Federal Republic in 1789 composed of a Limited Federal Government and Sovereign States. The North wanted to and did alter the form of Government this nation was founded upon. The Confederate States of America fought to preserve Constitutional Limited Federal Government as established by America’s founding fathers who were primarily Southern Gentlemen from Virginia. Thus Confederate soldiers were fighting for rights that had been paid for in blood by their forefathers upon the battlefields of the American Revolution. Abraham Lincoln had a blatant disregard for The Constitution of the United States of America. His War of aggression Against the South changed America from a Constitutional Federal Republic to a Democracy ( with Socialist leanings ) and broke the original Constitution. The infamous Socialist Karl Marx sent Lincoln a letter of congratulations after his reelection in 1864. A considerable number of European Socialists came to America and fought for the Union (North).

3. CHRISTIANITY VERSUS SECULAR HUMANISM—The South believed in basic Christianity as presented in the Holy Bible.The North had many Secular Humanists ( atheists, transcendentalists and non-Christians ). Southerners were afraid of what kind of country America might become if the North had its way. Secular Humanism is the belief that there is no God and that man,science and government can solve all problems. This philosophy advocates human rather than religious values. Reference : Frank Conner’s book “The South Under Siege 1830-2000.”

4. CULTURAL DIFFERENCES- -Southerners and Northerners were of different Genetic Lineages. Southerners were primarily of Western English (original Britons),Scottish, and Irish linage (Celtic) whereas Northerners tended to be of Anglo-Saxon and Danish (Viking) extraction. The two cultures had been at war and at odds for over 1000 years before they arrived in America. Our ancient ancestors in Western England under King Arthur humbled the Saxon princes at the battle of Baden Hill ( circa 497 AD —516 AD ). The cultural differences that contributed to the War Between the States (1861-1865 ) had existed for 1500 years or more.

5. CONTROL OF WESTERN TERRITORIES- -The North wanted to control Western States and Territories such as Kansas and Nebraska. New England formed Immigrant Aid Societies and sent settlers to these areas that were politically attached to the North. They passed laws against slavery that Southerners considered punitive. These political actions told Southerners they were not welcome in the new states and territories. It was all about control—slavery was a scapegoat.

6. NORTHERN INDUSTRIALISTS WANTED THE SOUTH’S RESOURCES. The Northern Industrialists wanted a war to use as an excuse to get the South’s resources for pennies on the dollar. They began a campaign about 1830 that would influence the common people of the North and create enmity that would allow them to go to war against the South. These Northern Industrialists brought up a morality claim against the South alleging the evils of slavery. The Northern Hypocrites conveniently neglected to publicize the fact that 5 New England States ( Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and New York ) were primarily responsible for the importation of most of the slaves from Africa to America. These states had both private and state owned fleets of ships.

7. SLANDER OF THE SOUTH BY NORTHERN NEWSPAPERS. This political cause ties in to the above listed efforts by New England Industrialists. Beginning about 1830 the Northern Newspapers began to slander the South. The Industrialists used this tool to indoctrinate the common people of the North. They used slavery as a scapegoat and brought the morality claim up to a feverish pitch. Southerners became tired of reading in the Northern Newspapers about what bad and evil people they were just because their neighbor down the road had a few slaves. This propaganda campaign created hostility between the ordinary citizens of the two regions and created the animosity necessary for war. The Northern Industrialists worked poor whites in the factories of the North under terrible conditions for 18 hours a day ( including children ). When the workers became old and infirm they were fired. It is a historical fact that during this era there were thousands of old people living homeless on the streets in the cities of the North. In the South a slave was cared for from birth to death. Also the diet and living conditions of Southern slaves was superior to that of most white Northern factory workers. Southerners deeply resented this New England hypocrisy and slander.

8. NEW ENGLANDERS ATTEMPTED TO INSTIGATE MASSIVE SLAVE REBELLIONS IN THE SOUTH. Abolitionists were a small but vocal and militant group in New England who demanded instant abolition of slavery in the South. These fanatics and zealots were calling for massive slave uprisings that would result in the murder of Southern men, women and children. Southerners were aware that such an uprising had occurred in Santa Domingo in the 1790 era and that the French (white) population had been massacred. The abolitionists published a terrorist manifesto and tried to smuggle 100,000 copies into the South showing slaves how to murder their masters at night. Then when John Brown raided Harpers Ferry,Virginia in 1859 the political situation became inflammatory. Prior to this event there had been five times as many abolition societies in the South as in the North. Lincoln and most of the Republican Party ( 64 members of congress ) had adopted a political platform in support of terrorist acts against the South. Some (allegedly including Lincoln) had contributed monetarily as supporters of John Browns terrorist activities.. Again slavery was used as a scapegoat for all differences that existed between the North and South.

9.. SLAVERY. Indirectly slavery was a cause of the war. Most Southerners did not own slaves and would not have fought for the protection of slavery. However they believed that the North had no Constitutional right to free slaves held by citizens of Sovereign Southern States. Prior to the war there were five times as many abolition societies in the South as in the North. Virtually all educated Southerners were in favor of gradual emancipation of slaves. Gradual emancipation would have allowed the economy and labor system of the South to gradually adjust to a free paid labor system without economic collapse. Furthermore, since the New England States were responsible for the development of slavery in America, Southerners saw the morality claims by the North as blatant hypocrisy. The first state to legalize slavery had been Massachusetts in 1641 and this law was directed primarily at Indians. In colonial times the economic infrastructure of the port cities of the North was dependent upon the slave trade. The first slave ship in America, “THE DESIRE”, was fitted out in Marblehead, Massachusetts. Further proof that Southerners were not fighting to preserve slavery is found in the diary of an officer in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He stated that “he had never met a man in the Army of Northern Virginia that claimed he was fighting to preserve slavery”. If the war had been over slavery, the composition of the politicians, officers, enlisted men, and even African Americans would have been different. Confederate General Robert E. Lee had freed his slaves (Custis estate) prior to 1863 whereas Union General Grant’s wife Julia did not free her slaves until after the war when forced to do so by the 13th amendment to the constitution and court action. Grant even stated that if the abolitionists claimed he was fighting to free slaves that he would offer his services to the South. Mildred Lewis Rutherford ( 1852-1928 ) was for many years the historian for the United Daughters Of The Confederacy (UDC). In her book Truths Of History she stated that there were more slaveholders in the Union Army ( 315,000 ) than the Confederate Army ( 200,000 ). Statistics also show that about 300,000 blacks supported the Confederacy versus about 200,000 for the Union. Clearly the war would have been fought along different lines if it had been fought over slavery. The famous English author Charles Dickens stated ” the Northern onslaught upon Southern slavery is a specious piece of humbug designed to mask their desire for the economic control of the Southern states.”

10, NORTHERN AGGRESSION AGAINST SOUTHERN STATES, Proof that Abraham Lincoln wanted war may be found in the manner he handled the Fort Sumter incident. Original correspondence between Lincoln and Naval Captain G.V.Fox shows proof that Lincoln acted with deceit and willfully provoked South Carolina into firing on the fort ( A TARIFF COLLECTION FACILITY ). It was politically important that the South be provoked into firing the first shot so that Lincoln could claim the Confederacy started the war. Additional proof that Lincoln wanted war is the fact that Lincoln refused to meet with a Confederate peace delegation. They remained in Washington for 30 days and returned to Richmond only after it became apparent that Lincoln wanted war and refused to meet and discuss a peace agreement. After setting up the Fort Sumter incident for the purpose of starting a war, Lincoln called for 75,000 troops to put down what he called a rebellion. He intended to march Union troops across Virginia and North Carolina to attack South Carolina. Virginia and North Carolina were not going to allow such an unconstitutional and criminal act of aggression against a sovereign sister Southern State. Lincoln’s act of aggression caused the secession of the upper Southern States.

On April 17th 1861, Governor Letcher of Virginia sent this message to Washington DC: ” I have only to say that the militia of Virginia will not be furnished to the powers of Washington for any such use or purpose as they have in view. Your object is to subjugate the Southern states and the requisition made upon me for such a object-an object in my judgement not within the purview of the constitution or the act of 1795, will not be complied with. You have chosen to inaugurate civil war; having done so we will meet you in a spirit as determined as the administration has exhibited toward the South.”

Get your head out of your white ass and recognize that this country and the south was built on the unpaid labor and misery of millions of people whose ancestors were stolen from Africa. And the Civil War was fought in the South to preserve that system. 

I am not surprised about any amount of ignorance anymore … less than 10% of the people even owned the slaves - the same slaves that were sold to us by Africans, and the jews have historically been involved in human capital -

I present to you two videos one from a white person and the other from a black person saying the same thing about slavery - the good news nowadays - that the majority of kids could not give a shit about slavery and realize that they are being lied to about everything - help me help you to knock out prejudice — enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ut7I75Q_-zA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIq17EKvC-s

It’s hilarious how far white people will go to try to convince others racism isn’t a thing

Of course there was an element of racism involved but to say that the war was just about slavery and racism is such a gross simplification it’s not even funny. Also there were black and American Indian slave owners too, slavery is more of an economic issue than a racial one. 

The war had everything to do with slavery. It didn’t have shit do with state’s rights. For starters thanks to the Senate and 3/5 compromise, the South and its states were already highly over represented in the federal government. And the South was actively anti state’s rights for anything that didn’t protect slavery, from opposing popular sovereignty once Kansas voted to be free to demanding the Fugitive Slave act. Also the entire 1860 presidential election was on how to deal with slavery. A guy won who wanted to stop the expansion and in the long run end it, but obviously had no power to end it in the state’s that already had it, and the south threw a hissy fit.

Slavery in America was entirely a racial thing. Nobody gives a fuck if 3 Native Americans over 200 years happened to own slaves. jesus fucking christ if you don’t believe me just take it from the Confederate vice president in the Cornerstone Address

Our new Government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition

Also in regards to the idiots previously and in the future who like to throw out the 10% or less number in regards to people who owned slaves, well you’re wrong. Turns out the constitution mandates a census every 10 years and we have the 1860 census to tell us who owned slaves
http://www.civil-war.net/pages/1860_census.html
8% of American families owned slaves on the eve of the civil war. However, those numbers are of course concentrated in the south as most northern states(which contained near 3/4 of the nation’s free population) had abolished slavery. In the states that became the confederacy, a full 1/3 of the population were slaves and in the those states the percent of families owning at least one slave varied between 20-50%

titanicfanatic93:

The 1958 film A Night To Remember is probably by far my favorite movie.  It’s a gripping docudrama about the Titanic and is still one of the most accurate films about the sinking to date. Granted there are some inaccuracies because it is an old film, like the ship not breaking up as it sank. However the way the film tells the story is perfect. I think the docudrama format is the best way to tell the story of this ill fated ocean liner. If you haven’t seen this film I highly suggest you check it out.

lets-talk-titanic:

A Night to Remember - Thomas Andrews

Nerd note: the painting they used in the movie is wrong, that was the painting on the Olympic, the Titanic had a painting of Plymouth harbor(which in credit to James Cameron’s lust for details the movie Titanic got right. However this scene is much better in A Night to Remember)

Body count map of part of the Somme area

Body count map of part of the Somme area

I link to my tumblr near the beginning of my okcupid account because like I say on it, what better way to know someone than see what they post anonymously on the internet, and lmao maybe this is part of why no one messages me on okcupid

detective-fart:

every time I see some bullshit thread or post about MichFest i hope they get invaded by a horde of juggalos

fun fact, a few years ago a trans man was at the festival(as you know their policy allows trans men to enter), and the dude was in the showers I believe and and asked the women there if they were cool with him getting naked, and t hey were like “yeah, whatever”. But apparently someone thought it was a trans woman because this guy had in fact had SRS and had a penis going on down there(to my knowledge SRS for trans men even among those who can afford it isn’t anywhere near as common as the vice versa as the results are not as good). Word got out to the organizers/owners and they were pissed and outraged thinking one of the trans women protesters had crashed their festival and then word of what really happened got out and it’s just like “lmao, good job you fucking idiots on highlighting how dumb your policy is, you owners aren’t even able to follow your own policy without embarrassing yourselves”

foulmilk:

but it’s like
100% girls r hot
an 23% boys r hot

it appears someone accidentally typed an extra number for the boys

varangoi:

im just going to keep this here and tag it as gpoy

tallahasseerepublican:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

oceanicsteam:

The tables have turned

Now will conservatives back this?-Ash

No. No we won’t back this.
Stand Your Ground says that you can kill someone threatening your life. In the same way, abortion is okay if the fetus is threatening the woman’s life.
In every other case besides self defense, killing someone is wrong (and stand your ground doesn’t apply). In the same logic, every other case for abortion besides self defense is wrong.
You have the right to throw an intruder out of your house, but you may not kill them unless they are threatening your life. By the same logic, women have the right to remove a fetus from their bodies but they don’t have the right to kill them unless their life is threatened.
I guess logic isn’t your strong suit.

Much like how what constitutes self-defense in your stand your ground cases can be quite expansive, self defense can also be quite expansive in the case of pregnancy. The sheer presence of a fetus inside given potential pregnancy complications and the fact more women have died from childbirth since 2001 than soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan as well as what happens to you in a regular pregnancy can definitely been seen as a potential threat on your life by some given their take on their situation. Stand your fucking ground.

tallahasseerepublican:

oh-snap-pro-choice:

oceanicsteam:

The tables have turned

Now will conservatives back this?
-Ash

No. No we won’t back this.

Stand Your Ground says that you can kill someone threatening your life. In the same way, abortion is okay if the fetus is threatening the woman’s life.

In every other case besides self defense, killing someone is wrong (and stand your ground doesn’t apply). In the same logic, every other case for abortion besides self defense is wrong.

You have the right to throw an intruder out of your house, but you may not kill them unless they are threatening your life. By the same logic, women have the right to remove a fetus from their bodies but they don’t have the right to kill them unless their life is threatened.

I guess logic isn’t your strong suit.

Much like how what constitutes self-defense in your stand your ground cases can be quite expansive, self defense can also be quite expansive in the case of pregnancy. The sheer presence of a fetus inside given potential pregnancy complications and the fact more women have died from childbirth since 2001 than soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan as well as what happens to you in a regular pregnancy can definitely been seen as a potential threat on your life by some given their take on their situation. Stand your fucking ground.

This is a pretty cool twitter. Reminds me of when they tweet out the Titanic’s wireless messages in real time every April 14/15, except this will go on for more than 3 hours. Also of interest, someone on somethingawful put together links from the NYT archives on news that was reported in the past few days in 1914 in the lead up to Austria-Hungary declaring war on Serbia

July 21, 1914: EUROPEAN WAR SPECTRE REVIVED
July 24, 1914: AUSTRIA READY TO INVADE SERVIA, SENDS ULTIMATUM
July 24, 1914: AUSTRIA READY TO INVADE SERVIA
July 25, 1914: FRENCH FOR ARBITRATION
July 25, 1914: MAY TRY EVASIVE REPLY
July 25, 1914: HANDS OFF, AUSTRIAN CRY.
July 25, 1914: READY TO QUIT SERVIA.
July 25, 1914: AMERICAN INTEREST IN SERVIA.
July 25, 1914: VIENNESE ANTI-GERMAN? Believe Note to Servia Was Composed in Berlin, It Is Said.
July 25, 1914: EUROPEAN WAR IN THE BALANCE; DEPENDS ON CZAR
July 25, 1914: RUSSIA FOR WAR, IF NEED BE.
July 26, 1914: CENTURIES OF HATE BEHIND CONFLICT
July 26, 1914: 'TO BERLIN!' THE CRY OF PARIS CROWDS
July 26, 1914: WAR CONSIDERED CERTAIN.
July 27, 1914: VIEWS OF AMBASSADORS.
July 27, 1914: LOOKS TO ENGLAND TO PREVENT WAR
July 27, 1914: Servia’s Reply Accepted All Austria’s Conditions Except Investigation of Servians by Austrians
July 27, 1914: AUSTRIAN WAR MEASURES.
July 27, 1914: RUSSIAN WARNING GIVEN TO GERMANY
July 27, 1914: EMBASSY VIEWS
July 27, 1914: Panic as Belgrade People Flee.
July 27, 1914: URGE GREY TO MEDIATE.
July 27, 1914: Servia Yielded to Austria On All Points But One.
July 27, 1914: DISCREDITS PLOT THEORY.
July 27, 1914: RUSSIA PREPARING, BUT HOPES FOR PEACE
July 27, 1914: SEE HAND OF GERMANY.
July 27, 1914: WILL STRIKE AT ONCE STRATEGISTS EXPECT
July 27, 1914: INTENSE ALARM IN BELGIUM
July 27, 1914: Servian Army Mobilizing and Crown Prince Is To Command It.
July 27, 1914: FRENCH WAR CHIEFS HOLD A CONFERENCE
July 27, 1914: HEAR SHOOTING HAS BEGUN.
July 27, 1914: 10,000 SING WAR SONGS.
July 27, 1914: FRANCIS JOSEPH IN WAR MOOD
July 27, 1914: AUSTRIA’S RESPONSIBILITY
July 27, 1914: WAR SPIRIT STIRS BERLIN TO FRENZY

riseofthemeethaychawal:

oceanicsteam:

riseofthemeethaychawal:

oceanicsteam HEY DUDE! TOTALLY UP FOR THAT! Give me your address, phone number and credit card.

lmao I’m not sure what this is in response to?

That play date mang. Don’t break my heart, okay~ ;_;

Oh dude I’m going to mail me and the kid over in a box, kids like boxes right? Or is it cats? Idk, I’ll figure it out en route.

askawelfarecaseworker:

nationalist9001:

askawelfarecaseworker:

nationalist9001:

It’s because the government knows poor people are easier to control, especially when they rely on the government for everything.  #taxpayers #welfare #foodstamps #ebt #conservative #welfarestate

OK I know your avatar is a Confederate flag and you literally describe yourself as “quasi-fascist”, but come on dude. Come on. Some part of you HAS to know this is totally illogical, right?

No, it’s all very logical. Fascist economics actually work because it’s not communism where there’s no incentive to work hard and advance in life, but it’s not capitalism where it’s simply driven by greed and can get out of hand. I also support the idea of a homogenous nation (or in America’s case a nation of two races) because it helps remove the issue of racism in your own country, unify the people, and get everyone towards a common goal. I support the policies because I love my country, because I love my people, and I know that sometimes too much freedom can be dangerous, just as too much government (full on Fascism, communism, absolute monarchy, ect) can also be dangerous. That’s why I support a mix of conservative, libertarian, and fascist ideals to provide reasonable freedom, but also to be there to say no and stop degenerative or harmful activities from occurring.

….OK, well that’s all problematic and outright racist as shit, but let’s focus on your original post, asking when ~FREELOADERS~ became more important than ~TAXPAYERS~, a loaded question that is based on a faulty assumption.
People who receive welfare are not freeloaders. They’re just…not. Recipients of TANF (cash assistance) need to attend a minimum of 20 hrs/week of job training to remain in compliance and continue receiving funds. The majority of non-disabled adult food stamp recipients have jobs.
In fact, the vast majority of recipients who DON’T do some form of work or work training are either children, elderly, or disabled. Meaning they, you know, can’t work.
So the freeloader thing? A total myth.
Also, food stamps have been cut twice since last November. TANF disbursement amounts have not changed since the 90s. Literally nobody in government values welfare recipients more than they value people who don’t need the assistance.
If you’re confused about the federal regulations regarding the different welfare programs, feel free to read the links here, in my resource post. 

Dude you’re arguing with a literal fascist, I don’t think you’re going to have much luck

Greetings, I am a quasi-fascist American ultranationalist, a Traditionalist, a nativist, a supporter of the Second Amendment, and a Protestant Christian.
I am Native American and White, but despite my mixed heritage I am strongly opposed to race mixing.
I am anti-communist, anti-Islamic, anti-feminist, and anti-multicultural. I am also opposed to abortion, homosexual/bisexual/trans degenerates, anarchist, liberals, kikes, illegal immigrants, Africans, and anyone else I view as inferior, trashy, and/or profligate.
INTJ.
Axis/National Socialist Sympathizer
I am also a MRA.
Socially ultra-conservative! Don’t tread on me! Three Percenter! redneck! NASCAR!
US CONSTITUTION PARTY and the US FREEDOM FREEDOM PARTY
Cats and Small Dogs are the best!
Country music, Classic Rock, Metal, Symphonic Metal/rock, hard rock

askawelfarecaseworker:

nationalist9001:

askawelfarecaseworker:

nationalist9001:

It’s because the government knows poor people are easier to control, especially when they rely on the government for everything.
#taxpayers #welfare #foodstamps #ebt #conservative #welfarestate

OK I know your avatar is a Confederate flag and you literally describe yourself as “quasi-fascist”, but come on dude. Come on. Some part of you HAS to know this is totally illogical, right?

No, it’s all very logical. Fascist economics actually work because it’s not communism where there’s no incentive to work hard and advance in life, but it’s not capitalism where it’s simply driven by greed and can get out of hand. I also support the idea of a homogenous nation (or in America’s case a nation of two races) because it helps remove the issue of racism in your own country, unify the people, and get everyone towards a common goal. I support the policies because I love my country, because I love my people, and I know that sometimes too much freedom can be dangerous, just as too much government (full on Fascism, communism, absolute monarchy, ect) can also be dangerous. That’s why I support a mix of conservative, libertarian, and fascist ideals to provide reasonable freedom, but also to be there to say no and stop degenerative or harmful activities from occurring.

….OK, well that’s all problematic and outright racist as shit, but let’s focus on your original post, asking when ~FREELOADERS~ became more important than ~TAXPAYERS~, a loaded question that is based on a faulty assumption.

People who receive welfare are not freeloaders. They’re just…not. Recipients of TANF (cash assistance) need to attend a minimum of 20 hrs/week of job training to remain in compliance and continue receiving funds. The majority of non-disabled adult food stamp recipients have jobs.

In fact, the vast majority of recipients who DON’T do some form of work or work training are either children, elderly, or disabled. Meaning they, you know, can’t work.

So the freeloader thing? A total myth.

Also, food stamps have been cut twice since last November. TANF disbursement amounts have not changed since the 90s. Literally nobody in government values welfare recipients more than they value people who don’t need the assistance.

If you’re confused about the federal regulations regarding the different welfare programs, feel free to read the links here, in my resource post. 

Dude you’re arguing with a literal fascist, I don’t think you’re going to have much luck

Greetings, I am a quasi-fascist American ultranationalist, a Traditionalist, a nativist, a supporter of the Second Amendment, and a Protestant Christian.

I am Native American and White, but despite my mixed heritage I am strongly opposed to race mixing.

I am anti-communist, anti-Islamic, anti-feminist, and anti-multicultural. I am also opposed to abortion, homosexual/bisexual/trans degenerates, anarchist, liberals, kikes, illegal immigrants, Africans, and anyone else I view as inferior, trashy, and/or profligate.

INTJ.

Axis/National Socialist Sympathizer

I am also a MRA.

Socially ultra-conservative! Don’t tread on me! Three Percenter! redneck! NASCAR!

US CONSTITUTION PARTY and the US FREEDOM FREEDOM PARTY

Cats and Small Dogs are the best!

Country music, Classic Rock, Metal, Symphonic Metal/rock, hard rock