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#404 - indeed that is a fact, the same crime but for different reason…  [+] (7 replies) 06/28/2013 on Alternate usage of AC 0
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#410 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
I think you've been taught a biased version of the history of the american civil war. I don't blame you for thinking it was fought over slavery, that's what they taught me in school and I even live in the south. But the war really was about state power vs federal power. When the Confederate States of America were acting as their own nation, every state was given as much say over their land and their citizens as they wanted, and that's how they truly believed it should be. The biggest single instigator, as I have come to know it, wasn't the issue of slavery, but the steep tariffs the federal government was imposing. Tariffs which, though they applied to the entire united states, only severely hurt southerners who relied on over-seas business to stay afloat. The south wasn't scared that their slaves were gonna be taken away, they were scared that the federal government could enact laws detrimental to their way of life, and that they would be powerless to stop it. They wanted instead to live in a country with a weak federal government, where a state could "negate" a federal law it disagreed with, in its own borders. Thus, the Confederate States of America formed.
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#411 - thesuperhanz (06/28/2013) [-]
But was slavery not a big part of their way of life? I understand all the tarriffs and federal vs state and all, but at the end of the day what is a way of life to a life of slavery?
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#413 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
their way of life wasn't slavery, it was agriculture, plain and simple. slavery was just key to life as they knew it, because I mean, fuck, why pay for labor you can get for free? they could have lived the same lives they were living without slavery. Hell, they probably would've kept using blacks for the labor, but just have to pay them for it. somewhere it's recorded that the confederacy's leaders were aware that slavery would fade out in time.
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#415 - thesuperhanz (06/28/2013) [-]
That's all well and good, but at the end of the day America the land of the free was built on the extermination of the indigenous people and by killing their food supply I mean I know it was hundreds of years ago but I'm not cool with it haha
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#417 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
I mean you can think of it like that, but every country in the New World has that story. I don't know, I lost sympathy for it when I learned that the first indians to welcome colonists actually stuck a deal with them that the tribe would teach them survival techniques if the male settlers (along with their weapons, namely guns) teamed up with the indians to launch a surprise assault on a nearby enemy tribe. Humans are humans. If the native americans had had better technology at the time, they would've exterminated the colonists all the same as we did them. Yeah, we stole their land, I'll give you that, but there was nothing unusually cruel about it, not in the full scope of human history anyways.
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#423 - thesuperhanz (06/29/2013) [-]
The thing that I thought was cruel was the extermination of the buffalo people, I mean the colonists couldn't defeat the natives so they killed nearly all the buffalo people. I mean what did the buffalo people do to the colonists, ain't never seen no buffalo people start no war.
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#430 - Xedan (07/08/2013) [-]
excuse my ignorance (and my late response) but what are buffalo people? I've heard of buffalo soldiers, and I know they almost exterminated all the actual buffalo, but I don't know what you mean by buffalo people.
#397 - Britain has no constitution, or state division so America is a…  [+] (9 replies) 06/28/2013 on Alternate usage of AC 0
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#402 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
I'm not saying that the colonists were going against the British constitution. I'm fully aware of my great ignorance towards the UK's law system and/or their historical law systems. I'm just saying that even though the South was going against the US constitution when they committed such treason, the founding fathers who wrote the US constitution were guilty of the very same class of treason, only they were successful.
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#404 - thesuperhanz (06/28/2013) [-]
indeed that is a fact, the same crime but for different reasons. The Colonists were neither right nor wrong for what they did. Where as the confederates were supporting a seriously evil thing. In the UK laws are technically based on Church Of England values though religion is actually rare, like only some old people and a couple "weird" kids believe in it all. And most old people who don't believe say it's because of the blitz and seeing death and destruction, that's why I prefer the UK...We don't have enough freaky weird christian extremists to ruin shit and creationism isn't taught in schools as a scientific theory.
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#410 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
I think you've been taught a biased version of the history of the american civil war. I don't blame you for thinking it was fought over slavery, that's what they taught me in school and I even live in the south. But the war really was about state power vs federal power. When the Confederate States of America were acting as their own nation, every state was given as much say over their land and their citizens as they wanted, and that's how they truly believed it should be. The biggest single instigator, as I have come to know it, wasn't the issue of slavery, but the steep tariffs the federal government was imposing. Tariffs which, though they applied to the entire united states, only severely hurt southerners who relied on over-seas business to stay afloat. The south wasn't scared that their slaves were gonna be taken away, they were scared that the federal government could enact laws detrimental to their way of life, and that they would be powerless to stop it. They wanted instead to live in a country with a weak federal government, where a state could "negate" a federal law it disagreed with, in its own borders. Thus, the Confederate States of America formed.
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#411 - thesuperhanz (06/28/2013) [-]
But was slavery not a big part of their way of life? I understand all the tarriffs and federal vs state and all, but at the end of the day what is a way of life to a life of slavery?
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#413 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
their way of life wasn't slavery, it was agriculture, plain and simple. slavery was just key to life as they knew it, because I mean, fuck, why pay for labor you can get for free? they could have lived the same lives they were living without slavery. Hell, they probably would've kept using blacks for the labor, but just have to pay them for it. somewhere it's recorded that the confederacy's leaders were aware that slavery would fade out in time.
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#415 - thesuperhanz (06/28/2013) [-]
That's all well and good, but at the end of the day America the land of the free was built on the extermination of the indigenous people and by killing their food supply I mean I know it was hundreds of years ago but I'm not cool with it haha
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#417 - Xedan (06/28/2013) [-]
I mean you can think of it like that, but every country in the New World has that story. I don't know, I lost sympathy for it when I learned that the first indians to welcome colonists actually stuck a deal with them that the tribe would teach them survival techniques if the male settlers (along with their weapons, namely guns) teamed up with the indians to launch a surprise assault on a nearby enemy tribe. Humans are humans. If the native americans had had better technology at the time, they would've exterminated the colonists all the same as we did them. Yeah, we stole their land, I'll give you that, but there was nothing unusually cruel about it, not in the full scope of human history anyways.
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#423 - thesuperhanz (06/29/2013) [-]
The thing that I thought was cruel was the extermination of the buffalo people, I mean the colonists couldn't defeat the natives so they killed nearly all the buffalo people. I mean what did the buffalo people do to the colonists, ain't never seen no buffalo people start no war.
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#430 - Xedan (07/08/2013) [-]
excuse my ignorance (and my late response) but what are buffalo people? I've heard of buffalo soldiers, and I know they almost exterminated all the actual buffalo, but I don't know what you mean by buffalo people.
#48 - Britain isn't the biggest place but everywhere is different...…  [+] (4 replies) 06/11/2013 on The British +4
#53 - captainreposty (06/11/2013) [-]
Nope.
I live near Moss Side, and although it had a bad reputation at least the residents would give you the time of day. I actually worked in a pub near there so I talked with locals all the time.
Down south though.... eugh, I would never advise any foreigner visiting England/Britain to go down South, it's disgustingly elitist, where if your daddy doesn't own another man's soul you're looked down with repulse.

North = good; South = hellhole.
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#123 - thesuperhanz (06/11/2013) [-]
The North is a shithole, that's were I live especially ex mining towns probably the most depressing places in Britain
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#77 - woodywoodlinson (06/11/2013) [-]
Everyone seems normal in Brighton. We get lots of tourists as well.
#54 - captainreposty (06/11/2013) [-]
(Oh, and with the council estates,they are filled with guns down south).