Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving Leftovers



"...and the American Civil War has never ended...at least in the south, anyways."

"It really didn't, they just stopped fighting when they were tired of killing, as is the case with most wars, I suppose."

"Well Lincoln ended slavery, at least the institution of it."
"Although mention Lincoln to an American Indian, and the connotations become quite different."

"The hangings in 1862 are well-known by every Minnesota Indian and Lincoln, to his credit, did spare most of the "enemy combatants"; that was small solace to the 38 who died, after a sham trial, in the largest mass execution in American history."

"But it did end the Indian wars, at least in Minnesota."

"That war has never really ended either..."

By Professor Batty



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