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Awesome: 'Cool/badass stuff from history' by Volucrisus Aedrius
People always go "the south seceded because they wanted to keep their slaves." This is not true.
Nobody does anything because of some wild ideological reason. They're used as justifications almost constantly
but they're not actual motives. Sure, it might fly with the brash heir to a thousand-acre plantation, but to the average poor white subsistence farmer who brought his father's musket to the line, he couldn't be paid enough to give a fuck about owning slaves because he'd never get paid enough to own one in his whole life.
The South went to war for the same reasons practically anyone goes to war, ever.
They went to war because they thought they could win.
Try, you know, putting yourselves in the shoes of these people sometimes. Both those on the right and wrong sides of history. Human beings haven't physically evolved since we learned to poke cuneiformic wedges in clay tablets in the days of Mesopotamian god-kings. Anyone you read about in history was a modern homo sapiens sapiens, just like your or me. They weren't stupider, or simpler, or anything less (or more.)
Its just people being people, y'all. That
is why history is so fascinating.
What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again