Cryptoquote Spoiler – 02/22/21

Harriet Beecher Stowe - HISTORY

The past the present and the future are really one:  they are today.”   —   Harriet Beecher Stowe

(The woman wrote the book that helped lead to the end of slavery in the United States.  Just don’t think that the North was lily white leading up to the Civil War, because they weren’t!  There was a sick kind of enabling game going on to appease the Southern states, because for a long time the Southern states were the money makers.  Industrialization helped the North to develop somewhat of a backbone.  Most don’t realize there were slaves in the “free state” of New Jersey right up to the Civil War. 

But, when the South seceded the North/Union was more concerned about competition for the western territories, than actually “freeing the slaves”.  The Monroe Doctrine didn’t anticipate a non-European entity intervening in the Americas!  Expansionism was the dirty, un-publisized, reason for “preserving the Union”.  The freeing of the enslaved people was simply the auspicious – and moral – byproduct of the war.  History books are written by the victors.  They get to frame the story into good guys versus villains.  When you’re dealing with a death toll that approached 750,000 you really need find a way to put some lipstick on the pig!  Be well and do good, friends.)   —   YUR

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