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#34 - source on this video? like youtube channel etc.  [+] (2 new replies) 07/02/2015 on One-Word +3
User avatar #98 - chenouttachen (07/02/2015) [-]
Yahtzee Crowshaw. He's also the guy who started the white and yellow pc master race meme. www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLkkiai4nXBVJcYW06qF5LkXk-eGeFEr9I
#112 - muffinssnuffims (07/02/2015) [-]
Yes, but as a joke. He finds it funny that people take it or their hardware in general so seriously.
#107 - sorry im a bit bad when it comes to history, were the confeder…  [+] (3 new replies) 06/29/2015 on inb4 op is racist 0
#114 - Dlsqueak (06/29/2015) [-]
Also see Lincolns letter here about how he felt about slavery:

www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/greeley.htm

As he says: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery."
#113 - Dlsqueak (06/29/2015) [-]
Well, depends on who you ask. I'm a Charlestonian, my family has been here since it was founded (Charles-town) so keep in mind I'm really biased.

The Confederate states were pissed at the fact that the Federal Government at the time was over-reaching their stated boundaries (much like it is today). Long story short a number of the southern states left the union and formed their own country. The Union continued to piss off the other country and my city decided enough was enough and fired the first shot of the civil war on Fort Sumter (the Union had a fort out in the harbor and refused to leave, even though SC was part of a different country at that point). Then the war happened, a lot of people died, the south lost, and history said we were racists slave owners.

The south, really just wanted the government out of state laws. Keep in mind, we (the states in USA) are our own sovereign states, even now (at least we should be). We signed a constitution that says we will work together. The Federal Government was just getting too into state affairs and that's why the secession happened.

The south, being primarily land/farm land had a slave population to help maintain it. It was part of our economy. Now to be frank, I obviously don't agree with slavery, I'm just explaining the way it was. When the South left the Union, it took a majority of the free land, and good farm land with it. Of course the North couldn't let that happen, so they instigated little things here and there (like Fort Sumter) until a war broke out (it's why we call the war "The War of Northern Aggression" down here...mainly in jest, but it does have some truth to it).

Now most of the fighters on the Confederate side were too poor to own a slave, they were just simple farmers/farm hands, workers that were fighting for what they believed to be liberty from a government that reminded them too much of the British that they had gained their freedom from before. Basically, about slavery, the North was saying the South needed to free their slaves (which the economy was built on at the time) and the South said no, as they believed it was for each state to decide. It was just a reason to get the North more involved in the war effort really.

So to answer your questions: Yes the Confederates were pro-slavery, tho most of the fighters didn't own slaves, and slavery wouldn't have lasted much longer in the south anyways as a lot of southerners were sympathetic to the slaves (rightfully so) and were letting them go freely (see General Robert E Lee, bad example, but one off the top of my head). The majority of the fighters were white, though there were a few thousand black soldiers as well (in fact at the local SCV meetings a number of the members are black). The primary issue was States rights versus federal government, but when the South lost, the Union said it was about slavery, winners write the history books as it were. Not saying that slavery wasn't some of it, but it wasn't the major player as I've said before.

Check out my post: #105 for my thoughts on it. Sorry for the long post!! It's my heritage and something I'm very interested in myself. I might have gotten some facts wrong, as I'm at work and don't have time to check things out and make sure.

User avatar #110 - thesovereigngrave (06/29/2015) [-]
The Confederate States of America rebelled against the USA primarily for the reason of state's rights. However, one of the major issues at the time was the state's right allow the ownership of slaves and at that time most slaves were black. So now the Confederacy is associated with racism by many people.
#104 - can someone explain to me what has happened and also what this…  [+] (5 new replies) 06/29/2015 on inb4 op is racist 0
#106 - Dlsqueak (06/29/2015) [-]
Some douche shot some black folk at a local Charleston church. These people were actually awesome people, I've met with the pastor/politician a few times in my line of work, and he was really a cool guy.

The church was probably the most historic black church in Charleston, and he chose a specific holiday to do it on that would show he was trying to start a race war (he even said this I believe). Basically the whole country went ape shit about the fact that the SC Confederate infantry battle flag still resides at a memorial at the state building...on a monument dedicated to the infantry men that died in the war. People call racism, etc...Now other southern states are starting to join the fray about taking their flags down (tho it won't really happen I believe).

That's about the extent of it.
User avatar #107 - leonardus (06/29/2015) [-]
sorry im a bit bad when it comes to history, were the confederate pro racist? only whites? against freedom? slavery etc. why is the confederacy bad and i ask this because i dont really know
#114 - Dlsqueak (06/29/2015) [-]
Also see Lincolns letter here about how he felt about slavery:

www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/greeley.htm

As he says: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery."
#113 - Dlsqueak (06/29/2015) [-]
Well, depends on who you ask. I'm a Charlestonian, my family has been here since it was founded (Charles-town) so keep in mind I'm really biased.

The Confederate states were pissed at the fact that the Federal Government at the time was over-reaching their stated boundaries (much like it is today). Long story short a number of the southern states left the union and formed their own country. The Union continued to piss off the other country and my city decided enough was enough and fired the first shot of the civil war on Fort Sumter (the Union had a fort out in the harbor and refused to leave, even though SC was part of a different country at that point). Then the war happened, a lot of people died, the south lost, and history said we were racists slave owners.

The south, really just wanted the government out of state laws. Keep in mind, we (the states in USA) are our own sovereign states, even now (at least we should be). We signed a constitution that says we will work together. The Federal Government was just getting too into state affairs and that's why the secession happened.

The south, being primarily land/farm land had a slave population to help maintain it. It was part of our economy. Now to be frank, I obviously don't agree with slavery, I'm just explaining the way it was. When the South left the Union, it took a majority of the free land, and good farm land with it. Of course the North couldn't let that happen, so they instigated little things here and there (like Fort Sumter) until a war broke out (it's why we call the war "The War of Northern Aggression" down here...mainly in jest, but it does have some truth to it).

Now most of the fighters on the Confederate side were too poor to own a slave, they were just simple farmers/farm hands, workers that were fighting for what they believed to be liberty from a government that reminded them too much of the British that they had gained their freedom from before. Basically, about slavery, the North was saying the South needed to free their slaves (which the economy was built on at the time) and the South said no, as they believed it was for each state to decide. It was just a reason to get the North more involved in the war effort really.

So to answer your questions: Yes the Confederates were pro-slavery, tho most of the fighters didn't own slaves, and slavery wouldn't have lasted much longer in the south anyways as a lot of southerners were sympathetic to the slaves (rightfully so) and were letting them go freely (see General Robert E Lee, bad example, but one off the top of my head). The majority of the fighters were white, though there were a few thousand black soldiers as well (in fact at the local SCV meetings a number of the members are black). The primary issue was States rights versus federal government, but when the South lost, the Union said it was about slavery, winners write the history books as it were. Not saying that slavery wasn't some of it, but it wasn't the major player as I've said before.

Check out my post: #105 for my thoughts on it. Sorry for the long post!! It's my heritage and something I'm very interested in myself. I might have gotten some facts wrong, as I'm at work and don't have time to check things out and make sure.

User avatar #110 - thesovereigngrave (06/29/2015) [-]
The Confederate States of America rebelled against the USA primarily for the reason of state's rights. However, one of the major issues at the time was the state's right allow the ownership of slaves and at that time most slaves were black. So now the Confederacy is associated with racism by many people.
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#14 - just imagine walking home from school or work and just strolli…  [+] (11 new replies) 06/14/2015 on Russian guy goes all the... +77
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#91 - thrifty (06/15/2015) [-]
How the fuck did I end up in Russia?
#70 - herbolifee (06/15/2015) [-]
Something like this
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User avatar #68 - maybetraffy (06/15/2015) [-]
*errect
User avatar #50 - assassindash (06/15/2015) [-]
This just in, going full circle on a swing makes people become two lesbians.
User avatar #56 - captchakid (06/15/2015) [-]
We need to fund this, for science.
User avatar #41 - trescope (06/15/2015) [-]
Seemed like no one around him in the gif really cared.
User avatar #27 - hydraetis (06/15/2015) [-]
I'd just look at him, go "huh." then continue with my day.
User avatar #24 - afaik (06/14/2015) [-]
People do lots of stupid shit in Russia. Speaking from experience, people would just walk buy. Nobody really gives too big of a damn except for a few amused bypassers.
User avatar #19 - imagnetsux (06/14/2015) [-]
watch to see if he fucks up
#33 - name of this anime again?  [+] (1 new reply) 06/11/2015 on ha weabos 0
#58 - DayJ is life  [+] (1 new reply) 06/03/2015 on Not Getting Back Together +4
#78 - waffies (06/03/2015) [-]
#521 - i understood that reference.jpeg 05/25/2015 on What's in the chest? +1
#39 - i find it cute that the nurse only smiles with aquamans babie 05/22/2015 on Sons of Superhero 0
#18 - what is the sad tone / song in the background? sounds familiar…  [+] (1 new reply) 05/20/2015 on Undertones 0
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User avatar #1 - jingleforth ONLINE (08/16/2011) [-]
Pirates of the Caribbean: Some guy named Jack Sparrow is a pirate and it's about his adventures and **** .
User avatar #2 to #1 - leonardus (08/16/2011) [-]
thanks
User avatar #3 to #2 - jingleforth ONLINE (08/16/2011) [-]
It's actually pretty good **** , At the end of one of the movies Jack gets eaten by the Kraken and in one he goes to the fountain of youth. Sounds boring but ****** good man :)
User avatar #4 to #3 - leonardus (08/16/2011) [-]
ive seen the first and maybe second and worlds end (i think 3rd) and isnt there a 4th one?
User avatar #5 to #4 - jingleforth ONLINE (08/16/2011) [-]
Yeah.
User avatar #6 to #5 - leonardus (08/16/2011) [-]
whats the second one?
User avatar #7 to #6 - jingleforth ONLINE (08/16/2011) [-]
1.) Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

2.) Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

3.) Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

4.) Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
User avatar #8 to #7 - leonardus (08/16/2011) [-]
oh nostalgia to the first 2 i remember by just the names of the first 3 too by what happens and i wanna see fourth even though originals have left
User avatar #9 to #8 - jingleforth ONLINE (08/16/2011) [-]
I can tell we're going to be good friends.
User avatar #10 to #9 - leonardus (08/16/2011) [-]
indeed =)
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