Confederate History and Heritage Month: The Civil War was NOT about slavery (says a man who was 7 years old when the war started)
|(Image courtesy of Facebook)|
Folks, game over. This is the smoking gun! The one we've all been waiting for. The Civil War WAS NOT over slavery! This changes everything. Lyon Gardiner Tyler (who was 7 at the start of the Civil War) says it was not over slavery. Do you know what this means? This is bonafide proof that the Confederate Heritage crowd is right about this. I mean, this guy obviously knows things, after all, he was the son of John Tyler, the 10th President of the United States of America (and a traitor). This tool wrote a pamphlet called "A Confederate Catechism". It's a load of Lost Cause rubbish, in which he makes excuses for the Confederacy and deflects from the real cause of the war, the "peculiar institution". Are we really surprised that the Virginia Flaggers are trotting this nonsense out on their Facebook page as proof of how honorable their "cause" is? You know, celebrating their ancestors practice of owning human beings as property? These Confederate Heritage buffoons are sick, evil, racist people. They constantly spread lies as fact. It is impossible that they don't know that this garbage means absolutely nothing when it comes to the cause of the war. Utterly meaningless. This is proof of nothing, except for the fact that Lyon Gardiner Tyler is every bit as much a pathetic liar as they are. Their "cause" is a disgusting celebration of their ancestors white supremacy. I'm going to go throw up now. Thank you Susan Hathaway.
Here's some light reading about Lyon Gardiner Tyler. An excerpt:
"Tyler's own personal prejudices rendered him incapable of sober judgment on Lincoln. He never could have produced a balanced treatment of the Lincoln presidency. Tyler had created his own myth, an imaginary Old South in which happy slaves sang in the heat as they bent over the cotton plant while the benevolent and beloved master read Cicero in the shade of a veranda, freed from labor to pursue the life of the mind. This idealized South, the South of Margaret Mitchell's great novel, never existed except in the minds of those like Tyler who so desperately wished to believe the best of their ancestors. As Tyler wrote, "the present generation of Southern men ... see no reason to be ashamed of the conduct of their ancestors." The mythical Lincoln was an open affront to the Lost Cause Tyler spent a lifetime nurturing. "The Lincoln myth," declared Merrill Peterson, "endangered the Confederate myth." For that reason most of all, Tyler had to assail Lincoln's god-like postmortem reputation."
|An excerpt of page 3 of "A Confederate Catechism". (Image courtesy of the Sons of Confederate Veterans)|
Oddly enough, Tyler actually admits that slavery WAS the cause of the Civil War when he writes, "It was not slavery, but the vindictive, intemperate antislavery movement that was at the bottom of all the troubles." Yes, I see. Slavery, not the cause. Anti-slavery, the cause. I wonder if Tyler realized that Anti-slavery was the movement to abolish slavery, therefore, if anti-slavery was the cause of the problems, so was slavery, since there would be no need for an anti-slavery movement if there were no slavery.
Restoring the honor!