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Confederate Memorial Day

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by Charley, May 10, 2009.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    As did the Taleban and the Nazis. There wasn't a goddamned thing honorable about what they did or why they did it.

    sorry, this ins't as clear cut as that. I'd say that a lot of german, and probrably some taleban were in the same position - they fought honorably for things that they believed in.


    in terms of the confederacy, like nazi germany it was a society and an economy that were built on an evil premise, but that doens't mean that their werne't good people in the mix.

    the confederate generals were fools, almost to a man, but they did behave in a mostly honorable way. the men, mostly, behaved honerably. we should give them that.

    why they did it, that is another story - I agree that there was nothing honorable about that.
     
  2. globetrotter

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    I agree with Hos. The rebels failed because they fought under a general who did not read Sun Tzu. He advised his troops to attack uphill in every major battle.

    I don't think any of the union generals read sun tzu, either,


    a couple of union generals were fighting a 20th century war, and almost every one of the confedrate generals was fighting a napolionic war.
     
  3. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree that the confederate soldiers who died should be remembered, along with their Union brothers, not for their "exercise of Constitutional rights" but for the tragedy of their deaths due to a civil war -- a war between people of the same nation.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Noble Leslie Devotie, the founder of my fraternity, was the first casualty of the Civil War. He fell in the water trying to board a ship which was headed off somewhere to go fight some Northern aggressors. Apparently, he couldn't swim.
     
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    Jekyll Senior member

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    Noble Leslie Devotie, the founder of my fraternity, was the first casualty of the Civil War. He fell in the water trying to board a ship which was headed off somewhere to go fight some Northern aggressors. Apparently, he couldn't swim.

    i lol'd
     
  6. hossoso

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    sorry, this ins't as clear cut as that. I'd say that a lot of german, and probrably some taleban were in the same position - they fought honorably for things that they believed in. in terms of the confederacy, like nazi germany it was a society and an economy that were built on an evil premise, but that doens't mean that their werne't good people in the mix. the confederate generals were fools, almost to a man, but they did behave in a mostly honorable way. the men, mostly, behaved honerably. we should give them that. why they did it, that is another story - I agree that there was nothing honorable about that.
    Huhhhhhhh... We could nitpick this to death. It is semantics; you said honorable, I disagree blah, blah, blah... It is subjective (from how you want to argue it) and that is about as clear cut as we're going to get. I know you're not stupid or uninformed so I won't pretend like you are but I whole-heartedly disagree with you.
     
  7. FLMountainMan

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    I agree that the confederate soldiers who died should be remembered, along with their Union brothers, not for their "exercise of Constitutional rights" but for the tragedy of their deaths due to a civil war -- a war between people of the same nation.

    Exactly. Robert E. Lee, before the war really began, stated the South would lose, and knew it would be bloody as hell, but that the bloodshed was necessary to rid us of slavery (the national sin). He was a complex guy.

    "They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins"

    emphasis mine.
     
  8. globetrotter

    globetrotter Senior member

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    Exactly. Robert E. Lee, before the war really began, stated the South would lose, and knew it would be bloody as hell, but that the bloodshed was necessary to rid us of slavery (the national sin). He was a complex guy.

    "They do not know what they say. If it came to a conflict of arms, the war will last at least four years. Northern politicians will not appreciate the determination and pluck of the South, and Southern politicians do not appreciate the numbers, resources, and patient perseverance of the North. Both sides forget that we are all Americans. I foresee that our country will pass through a terrible ordeal, a necessary expiation, perhaps, for our national sins"

    emphasis mine.


    exactly, when I was younger I used to admire Lee - I think that he was a gentleman. a gentleman who slaughtered hundreds of thousands of his coutnrymen - north and south. I would feel very comfortable sending my son to serve under Sherman, I would be terrified if my son was serving under lee.
     
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    What I really want to know is when is it William Tecumsah Sherman Day?

    Indeed, Southerners should celebrate him first and foremost.
     
  11. gnatty8

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    Indeed, Southerners should celebrate him first and foremost.

    And the Irish, Cromwell I suppose?
     
  12. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    And the Irish, Cromwell I suppose?

    Just noticed your location. Is there something in the water down there?
     
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    Just noticed your location. Is there something in the water down there?

    Uh, I am from New Hampshire originally numbnuts..
    And there is, they're called alligators.. And they are very, very creepy..
     
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    Indeed, Southerners should celebrate him first and foremost.

    Actually we should. He got the damn thing over with.
     
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    And the Irish, Cromwell I suppose?

    Maybe but the South certainly should celebrate Sherman he probaly bought the war to an end quicker than it otherwise would have finished, speeding up their inclusion in the civilized world. He also killed a few traitors (Confeds) so Southerners who are really patriotic should be happy about that.
     
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    Maybe but the South certainly should celebrate Sherman he probaly bought the war to an end quicker than it otherwise would have finished, speeding up their inclusion in the civilized world. He also killed a few traitors (Confeds) so Southerners who are really patriotic should be happy about that.

    This pretty much. Also, he burned down the family farm, hastening our move to the greatest State in the Union.
     
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    Surely I am not the only one who thinks that the South shall rise again?
     
  18. RJman

    RJman Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Surely I am not the only one who thinks that the South shall rise again?

    Apparently not, my White Brother. 311.
     
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    Maybe but the South certainly should celebrate Sherman he probaly bought the war to an end quicker than it otherwise would have finished, speeding up their inclusion in the civilized world. He also killed a few traitors (Confeds) so Southerners who are really patriotic should be happy about that.

    If only the Confederate army could have invented grenades the year before the invention of the instructions.
     
  20. FLMountainMan

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    Surely I am not the only one who thinks that the South shall rise again?

    Dude, I love the South. LOVE IT. The food, the culture, the geography, everything.

    But I'd like the nation to stay united. And would you really want the South rising in the form the Confederacy took? Hell no. Can you imagine living in a segregated country? A country where slaves were legal? That sickens me.
     

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