Saturday, December 11, 2010

Jon Stewart’s Civil War Sesquicentennial - all comedy all the time

The Daily Show With Jon StewartMon - Thurs 11p / 10c
The South's Secession Commemoration
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA - Ok peeps, John Stewart and "Senior Black Correspondent" Larry Wilmore pretty much hit the nail on the head with this one. So you don't think the war was about slavery - well have a look at this.

They cite South Carolina's session documents (better evidence, anyone?) to establish the principle motivation behind the state's withdrawal from the Union. You guessed it - it was slavery. I guess they forgot all about this kind of thing once the had lost the war and all.

One more thing they might have mentioned was the CSA Vice president Alexander Stephens's Cornerstone Speech from March 1861 - allow me to quote....

"The constitution, it is true, secured every essential guarantee to t......he institution while it should last, and hence no argument can be justly urged against the constitutional guarantees thus secured, because of the common sentiment of the day. Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the storm came and the wind blew. Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone 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. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth."

So...what's all this about state rights, protecting your home, and other romantic notions of what the war was about? I don't think so my Neo-Confederate friends.

You know what - all this sesquicentennial stuff is bound to stir up the %#@&! Glory Hallelujah! The mother lode - I am going to have tons to write about for the next four years!! Now - for those of you who want to tell me to stick it...go right ahead (I'm a big boy, I can take it).



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