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  •  They are like the jews at masada (1+ / 0-)
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    or Butch and Sundance in Bolivia or the kamikaze in the Pacific  but they think that if they wish and believe hard enough they might be the Alamo or Flight 93 or the 300 at Thermopylae instead. Maybe their suicide will be celebrated in story after they are gone.

    They want to go down in a blaze of glory because they know the alternative is to be that last Japanese soldier in a cave in the jungle because they know the world is changing.

    This isn't Gettysburg. Gettysburg was losing the 2012 election and Vicksburg was losing the gay marriage votes the same day. This is Chattanooga. They can fight bravely or they can run away. Either way they are out gunned and outnumbered and they will eventually lose and Sherman's army will grind it's way across Georgia to the sea.

    •  the battles of the civil war do not add up (0+ / 0-)

      to a Union victory, the traditional schoolboy mythology notwithstanding. What happened was the South was defeated by a biracial rebellion from within, including 3/4 of its soldiers AWOL and 500,000 men going off to fight for the North. Once Lee surrendered, the South was free to consolidate a terrorist defensive war that by 1876 gave it control of the Union through the white supremacist Democratic Party. Part of the negotiated settlement was that the slavemasters got to keep their slaves but without an equity position, and the North got to brag that it had won. Emancipation was a byproduct, but as today shows, the South never lost and never will, unless divided from within. The rejection by Dems of Jimmy Carter and the New South helped to perpetuate the apartheid system. The abject failure of elected Dems (Florida's Grayson excepted) to get worked up about anything progressive recalls McClellan's stalemate strategy before Lincoln fired him.

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