Yes, I’m talking about the American Civil War.
For my friends in the North slash most of the rest of the world, yes, this is a conversation we’re still having.
For my friends in the South, holy shit, how exhausting is this conversation we have to keep having?
For everyone who thinks this is a conversation we SHOULD keep having because you disagree that it was about slavery…well, we’re probably not friends.
For everyone who’s confused, this piece is meant to break it down for you. I’ll go over the arguments people make, and why they’re wrong, and what I think the war was really about (hint: it’s slavery).