Lists for October 7, 2003

From Deadwood Edition #12

On Deck

...wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking. to.

  1. Nickelback, "The Long Road"
  2. Chicago Soundtrack
  3. 3 Doors Down, "Away From the Sun"
  4. Madonna, "The Immaculate Collection"
  5. Flashdance Soundtrack

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To: homies@lawrence.com Subject: What if the South had won Date: September 27, 2003 8:09 AM

Your film "What if the South had won" seems to have some blatant untruths. You seem to be stating that slavery only existed in the south! Slavery was in practice all over the yankee states as well as the south. A burial ground for slaves was unearthed when construction crews, and they were able to identify them as slaves since their were buried in their shackles and some even had those terrible iron collars that were designed to prevent escape through the brush. If the yankee war against the southern states was about slavery why didn't the yankees declare war against themselves? Since there was plenty of slavery to go around in the north. My family originated in Virginia. But thanks to the yankees with their policy of burning everything in their path, there are no surviving records. So I have no idea whether we were slaves brought from Scotland to the US in chains as slaves (indentured servants) or as freemen. I will be proud of my family whether slave, free, or slave owners.

Have you ever wondered why they say teh south started the war? They say taht we southerners fired on Fort Fumpter in Charleston, SC. hmmm sounds to me like the Yanks had already invaded the south, since Fort Sumpter was a Yankee fort.

I'm not so sure that the slavery as practiced in the south was any worse than the way working people are treated today. The slaves were not paid in money, but their needs were taken care of...That's a lot more than workers receive today....$5.25/hr when everyone knows it takes at least $20/hr to be able to have a minimum survival lifestyle.

So as you say, What if the South had won? could life be any worse? I loved the supposition that "In Willmott's vision, Union leader Abraham Lincoln is captured en route to Canada disguised in blackface." I can just see that wealthy old republican impersonating a black man :)

The Yankees did however win the war.

I have lived in both the north and the south, and I can tell you when it comes to predudice and discrimination, the north is the winner also. The yanks are even predudicial to the southerners.

May the confederacy rise again!

John

From: homies@lawrence.com Subject: Re: What if the South had won Date: October 3, 2003 1:10 PM

Damn, dude.

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