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    ...for something like that.  Slave holders should not have been rewarded for that, and they wouldn't have accepted it anyway, since that was their only means of livelihood.  They wanted the ultimate cheap labor - like good little capitalists - and they would not have then been willing to pay for the same services.  In other words, there's no amount of money they would have been willing to accept in compensation for all future lost free labor.

    Then, like now, their ranks were filled with people who ran their mouths a bit too much and thought a bit too little, and they weren't going to back down from their rhetoric, which included war.

    Besides, even if it was a wasted war - which I don't personally agree with - it wasn't the first or last one the US has fought or will fight.  But maybe, just maybe, it was one of the most just ones we've fought.

    Fascism should more properly be called corporatism because it is the merger of state and corporate power -- Benito Mussolini

    by drcraigphd on Tue Nov 13, 2012 at 08:27:56 AM PST

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