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PoP's Southern American: PROPAGANDA

8/23/2011

PROPAGANDA

It has been said that history is created by those who write it rather than those who live it. This is hyperbole, of course, but each historian does indeed write from a particular perspective. So Americans, depending on what schools they attend and which historians they rely on, may have differing views of the same event.

Also, many Americans rely on public libraries for their knowledge of history. But, contrary to what many think, the purpose of public libraries is not to present balanced views but to make available to their patrons the most sought after books. Public libraries, unlike libraries affiliated with universities, stock their shelves with best sellers or books receiving favorable reviews in mass market journals.

Quite a few people derive their knowledge of history from fictional accounts; novels, plays, films, and TV. This is especially true of depictions of the War Between the States. This unparalleled event in our history has continued to inspire fictional works for 140 years....more on this HERE.

Northern historians have traditionally laid the blame for the War of 1861 at the feet of the Confederates at Charleston, South Carolina for their allegedly unprovoked attack upon the helpless United States garrison besieged in Fort Sumter. The Official Records , published by the U.S. War Department in the 1880s, tell a completely different story one in which the South was deliberately and treacherously maneuvered by the Lincoln Administration into firing the first shot.

"Under Federal Legislation, the exports of the South have been the basis of the Federal Revenue. Virginia, the two Carolina's, and Georgia, may be said to defray three fourths of the annual expense of supporting the Federal Government; and of this great sum, annually furnished by them, nothing or next to nothing is returned to them, in the shape of Government expenditures. that expenditure flows in an opposite direction -- it flows north, in one uniform, uninterrupted and perennial stream. This is the reason why wealth disappears from the south and rises up in the north. Federal Legislation does this." - Senator Thomas Hart Benton

The Chief Surgeon of camp Elmira was overheard to boast, before resigning to avoid court martial, he had killed more rebels than any Union soldier. Bottom line & there was 3,866 more Confederate soldiers who died in Union prisons than Union soldiers in Confederate prisons... Gore Vidal

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people... Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom...nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretenses of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice." -- John Adams

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lincoln done to the South the same thing that Hitler done to the Jews. It's a shame that the council in Lexington has turned their backs on their Southern country. Why do you think the war was fought? It was to stop what is happening in our country today. Washington has turned it's back on it's countrymen. The next time that I am in Lexington, I will certainly avoid any merchants, etc. that support such a shameful cause. Alan R. Lee, Gallatin, Tn. 37066

September 11, 2011 at 11:49 PM  

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