Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Why McClellan?

When the military built bases to train the forces set to be deployed for WW1 and WW2, they chose names from the long list of confederate generals. Ft Hood, Ft Bragg, and Ft Gordon, to name a few, honor Generals of the confederacy. Right smack in the heart of the south though lies Ft McClellan.
What gives? Little Mac was the leader of the Union forces in 1861 and 1862. Why did they pick him?
McClellan was the 1864 challenger to Lincoln. While he was a Union General, he was certainly not a hero. He led the Army through several crushing defeats, and most importantly, he ran on a platform of surrender to the south. He was also proslavery. It is amazing to me that a man like him led the union, while General Lee who opposed the secession led the Confederate forces.
People like to claim that the (un)Civil War was about states rights. In a pigs ear! The south cared about only one right, that of slavery. When Kansas was set to enter the Union as a free state, they went batshit crazy in oposition to state's rights.
Loyalty to the individual states was another matter. Lee served his home state of Virginia even though he opposed secession, and had been a decorated Army officer for many years.
The only true federal issue of concern was that the northern states were not honoring property laws of the nation but instead sheltered escaped slaves who were defined as property. Do not misunderstand me, I view slavery as a major wrong, one that was perpetuated by the democrats. On the other hand, it was the lesser of two evils. The slaves who were brought here were often the losers in the war of aggression that swept islam onto the African Continent. Had there not been a market for slaves, they likely would have been slaughtered for sport. Not a good outcome.
What's done is done. We should not forget our past, we should learn from it. Rebel against the liberal falsifying of history.
I wrote last night about relabeling some of the forts. Just as Hood and Bragg were leaders of the last rebellion, people like Jesse Jackass, and Al not-so-sharpton Are the leaders of this one. The First rebellion, our revolution pitted neighbor against neighbor. The Second, our Civil War Divided along geographic lines. This one is like the first, The enemy is intermingled among us.
As for states rights, they were lost when the 17th Amendment became the law of the land and the choices for the upper chamber was stripped from the legislatures. That alone broke the control of the states over the burrocratic nightmare we now endure.

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