Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – Let’s Make a Deal
The Bogus Potus said he could have cut a deal and avoided The Civil War. What might that deal have looked like?”
Would you have let the Southern states secede to continue “whupping slaves and selling cotton and waiting on the Robert E. Lee?” (Tom Lehrer – I Wanna Go Back to Dixie 1966.)
Would you have telegraphed (social media of the day) at 3:00 AM that all of the states must have railroads? Of course you would have financial investments in most of the railroad companies.
Would you build a wall to keep the north and south separated? After all, that Mason-Dixon thing was just a line and not a real wall.
Perhaps you would have sent federal troops declaring war on South Carolina as your crony Andrew Jackson did when South Carolina tried to leave the Union during the Nullification Crisis.
Or maybe since you admire Jackson so much you would continue the destruction of an entire race, culture and civilization of a people in order to grab their land.
Maybe you would build a wall and put all of the Native Americans behind it.
Why are we even talking about this? Alternative history is fun to discuss, but unless I am mistaken, The American Civil War officially ended in 1865. Of course the resulting culture wars continue.
If Bogus Potus likes to think he could have cut a deal to avoid The Civil War, why not go further back in history and give the city of New Orleans to the British and you could have avoided the War of 1812?
Frankly, My Dear, I don’t give a damn about how you could have done anything in the past to avoid war. I am concerned about what you are going to do in the present to avoid war – whether foreign or civil or cultural?