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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Only if you subscribe to the common misinformed idea that the war was only over slavery and not the secession of states trying to be independent from the centralized stranglehold and repression of the North that continues to this day.

"They" would rather have you believe that war was "civil" to civilize humanity and free slaves, not that half the civilians wanted to be freed from the centralized tyranny. Most white folks didn't own slaves or profit by them, just as most people today don't own corporations, yet some fools will defend capitalist rights to suppress, deceive, exploit, and even them or others like them.