For The Last Time, Yes, It WAS About Slavery

For the Last Time, Yes, It WAS About Slavery | Comic Wisdom

 

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).

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What Does It Really Mean to Be on the Radical Side of History?

What Does It Really Mean to Be on the Radical Side of History? | Comic Wisdom

*Today’s topic is discussed wordily and humorlessly by Samantha Clarke. If you make it all the way through, you get to read the joke at the end.  May the odds be ever in your favor.*

Most Americans, so fascinated with individual morality and heroism, generally face a certain question at some point in their youth: if placed in history, would I have done the right thing even if I differed from the majority?

Fun, I know. Here we go.

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