Honestly, history is amazing.
Like, you see racists and anti-semites and sexists pull pseudo-science and conspiracy theories and blatant hoaxes out of their asses to back up their beliefs, but if you want to make a claim about the cruelty of white men you’ve got pretty much the entirety of documented human history as evidence.
Honestly, history is amazing.
shit-fer-brains replied to your post: “(1) if you could have any superpower, what would you choose (2) if you could have a domesticated animal friend of any species, which would you pick (3) considering the consequences of an immense and politically divided nation functioning under a failed democratic-republican model, do you believe that the United States would have fared better or worse had the Confederate States achieved independence as a result of the United States Civil War? Base your answer in both politics and economics.”:Well how am I supposed to do it, I’m not a neerd
do I look like a fuckin nerd to you pal
No, but seriously here, had the southern states succeeded in seceding, it’d open up a lot of possibilities. People think of the idea of wanting the South to “win” as meaning allowing slavery to move on, but the war did not begin as a war against slavery. In truth, slaves were used as political pawns by Lincoln (a racist) and the main drive to end slavery in the North was driven by the idea that slaves took jobs from white men. In truth, the best way to have ended slavery would have been based around the concept of the Haitian Rebellion, but in such a large nation it would have been impossible. Had the South seceded, it has been speculated that slavery would have inherently ended soon thereafter regardless, so thinking of the war through slavery alone muddies the image of the North and the point of the war.
Had the south successfully gained independence, there’s no doubt that their nation would have crumbled in some fashion. With no real industrialization and an economy dependent on the North, it would have been a disaster. The North would lose the backbone of its own economy, cotton being the main exported good in the United States, but there were still several cotton producing states in the Union and an abundance of industry. Furthermore, America maintained a trading relationship with England despite its war of independence from that nation, so it’s not entirely unreasonable to guess that the Union and Confederacy would have traded after a period of time.
In theory, democracy would have been more direct and pure in the North had the South remained independent, with a smaller nation that had fewer states that went completely against what every other state believed. States with a more unified sense of politics could more efficiently compromise, as opposed to the current system of numbers and stalemates. However, there was a history of Northern elites wanting to limit democracy, and it’s not hard to see that, with the anti-Federalist South out of the way, the right to vote could have been limited immensely and the powers of the Federal government expanded.
All in all, it’s hard to say what could have been. There’s an argument in favor of the notion that civil rights would have taken quicker and more effective leaps and bounds without the South holding the nation back, and an argument that civil rights for everyone in the North could have been diminished. At the end of the day, it’s safe to say nobody can truly know.
As a sidenote, Lincoln was a lifelong racist and supporter of segregation, and the fact that schools continue to teach more about his importance to black history than many devote to Sojourner Truth, Frederick Douglass, and Martin Luther King combined stands as a testament to how far we truly haven’t come.
MATILDA IS THE IDEAL MOVIE AND HERE IS WHY
- female protag
- no love story cause shes a six yr old
- bff is a small girl of color
- bechdel test passed in like the first ten minutes
- anti-bullying message
- anti-abuse message
- pro-learning message
- this girl is so smart she can move things with her MIND
- teaches kids that if ppl are toxic, even if they are family, then you don’t have to stay with them
- cute as frickle
- great soundtrack
- happiest ending
- infinitely relatable
these are the facts people
- Danny DeVito
Grass - Animal Collective
Pretty fucked up that global warming is gonna kill us all and we knew it was gonna kill us all and we might have been able to stop it from killing us all but our society collectively decided it was more important for like a dozen people to be really fucking rich
Macklemore is gonna screenshot a text message of him saying “my behavior was unacceptable. Sorry. It was so messed up.” and post it on Instagram
In what has to be one of the most shocking twists since finding out Robin Thicke was sexist, it turns out Macklemore is a bit insulting to minorities.