Teach wrote: »
That's not surprising. You've been spoon-fed the sanitized version of the war the winning side of the conflict has allowed to be recorded in the history books, and you've gobbled it down and asked for seconds. In a way, the rewritten history of this nation's most massive trauma has followed the same basic format as the holocaust deniers are using now- - - - -teach several generations of students enough blatant lies, and eventually the truth will cease to exist. The winners of wars write the the history books, and one of the first casualties is the truth.
"Finding out that you have run out of toilet paper is a good example of lack of preparation, buying 10 years worth is silly"
Teach wrote: »
One huge mistake was the south's failure to take Washington DC after the first battle of Manassas/Bull Run, depending on which side's name you prefer to use. The Washington elite were on hand, sort of like a party atmosphere, to watch the rebels take a whipping, and when it turned into a rout by the south, a lot of them probably had to change their fancy underpants!
woodsrunner wrote: »
..... even further back to the Peasants Rebellion of 1381 and Walter Tyler (if I remember the years right!)
cjp wrote: »..... Oh dear God, I've admitted to liking something Limey.I'll never hear the end of this.
Jayhawker wrote: »...But seriously Shush....
bruchi wrote: »
did the second amendment, the right to bear arms, apply to slaves and Native Americans?