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    were the working class and poor whites that constituted the majority of the “cannon fodder” for the south in the civil war.  They were not slave owners and, in fact, their economic situation was worsened by having to compete in the labor market with slaves who were paid nothing.

    One of my favorite scenes in the movie “Gettysburg” is when one of the Union officers was talking with a small group of Rebel POWs. He asked why the fought to protect slavery.

    The answer was that they did not fight for slavery; they were fighting for their “Riaots.”  The Union officer did not understand the hard southern accent at first but finally figured out they were talking about their “rights.”  He then pressed asking as to which “rights” they were endanger of losing. None of the group could give an answer.

    Generations later these are the same uneducated, willfully ignorant, pathetic assholes who make up the Tea Party and the Looney right of the Rethugs.  They have not changed in 150 years.

    The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation--HDT

    by cazcee on Sun Nov 25, 2012 at 08:51:04 AM PST

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