As expected, certain people went off on the usual temper tantrums in response to my post about a struggling Kickstarter campaign. So we could expect those sons and daughters of Confederate heritage to pony up some cash and put their money where their mouths and keyboards are. Right?
And so here we are, a day after the post appeared:
Nothing’s changed … except there’s one less day to go.
UPDATE, March 16: Make that two less days to go. Follow the countdown here.
If we could control the conversation, we might just as easily promulgate the points that 1) the Southern black race, free AND slave, were considered part of the community, like any other; and 2) the South was fighting FOR the black race to REMAIN a part of their community – our collective way of life. Just as many of us of ANY race have ancestors who were (or who might have been) indentured, race-based slavery was never seen as a permanent thing. It was only deemed to be “permanent” by the abolitionist claims, thus begging the “need” of warfare to free those who were enslaved. The South, knowing both people and the reality, saw things far differently.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) sometimes gets a little carried away on the floor of the House of Representatives. This past Wednesday, as she took to the floor during a debate over a Republican-sponsored bill, she declared
… how well it is that we have lasted some 400 years operating under a Constitution that clearly defines what is constitutional and what is not.
Oops. The Constitution was framed in 1787 and ratified the following year. Note that the folks at Fox declared, “The Constitution was adopted in 1787.” Not so … and it’s never a good idea to chide someone about their ignorance of history while exposing your own.