Filthie's Mobile Fortress Of Solitude
Monday, 2 September 2019
About That American Civil War Thingy
Say, is anyone else watching that one about the American Civil War on Netflix? I have been enjoying the hell out of it, watching it as I do as a Red Pilled adult rather than a kid being indoctrinated with pozzed liberal revisionist histories like I was back in high school.
Up here in Canada we look at the beardos and eccentrics and black powder geeks that do the re-enactments... and most of us wonder what in hell is wrong with you guys. For most of us the story is simple: Abe Lincoln and the Yankees were sent by God to free the Negro from the evil Southerners who didn't care how many black people they had to kill to keep the cotton mills going. And of course, the whole thing was a rout; the south always lost, the North always won, nothing to see here but some dusty old names and dates and maybe a few confederate monuments that were erected by hateful rubes... and need to come down. And, oh - aren't black people just wonderful?!?!? I personally accepted this narrative for most of my life because I never really had time. This is what I was taught in school - why would you question it? And of course, it was all bollocks.
Up here in Canada we are taught that industrialized mass slaughter was invented in WW1 with the machine gun, chemical gas, and the airplane. Of course it's hogwash; the Civil War saw the introduction of the rifled musket, the Gatling gun and aerial reconnaissance by hot air balloon. These game changers slaughtered thousands on both sides. The ironclads made the world's navies obsolete in one day. The quotes and voices from the pundits of the day, alone, are worth the price of admission. One awestruck beardo from the time said something to the effect of "we are creating engines of destruction that are now so powerful, we don't have the strength or wisdom required to control them...". That? In an age of iron and steam? Buddy - hold my beer.
Does anyone else think that maybe the wrong guys might have lost this war? I swear - after watching all the episodes about the only thing I could say about Abe Lincoln for sure was that he wrote good speeches. Barkie Obutthole could have done the same if he had a teleprompter. I am beginning to think that all he did was kick the can down the road and set the stage for the next civil war.
We're supposed to learn from history and I personally am trying to wrap my head around this one. The polarization of that conflict went straight from the top on down. There are the accounts of fathers and sons and brothers finding each other among the enemy dead after the battle. Or on hospital ships with limbs blown off. What would a father think, looking down at the corpse of his son in enemy colours? I think of my own family, that think I should have my guns confiscated, that I should be forced by the gov't to believe everything they do, be forced to believe that women can be men, and men can be women, that wives should be encouraged to turn on their husbands and all the pozzed lefty crap they believe...and I know their intentions are good. I know that underneath that shite, they are good people. But by Godfrey, if they tried to force any of that on me in a physical way it would end the same way it did for you Yanks in the 1860's. I will not submit to any of that. Today the rhetoric is ramping up just like it did in the 1860's if your papers are to be believed.
The whole thing seems to be done by PBS so you can expect the usual turd polishing... but even so, the voices of your ancestors can be heard loud and clear in spite of the attempts to stifle them.
I am at about 65% today, recovering from a hellish flu/cold/eye infection... and I'm heading out for my first dawg walk in a week. Then I'm gonna tear down the camper and square it away for the year. I won't be setting any land speed records today. Hope you all have something fun planned today too.
Have a great Monday.