So a kid gets a Confederate flag prom dress made and gets refused entrance to the 'big night' for wearing it. The story gets a little attention and stirs up the same tired debate as shown in the comments at the link.
Rural Tennessee and the Confederate flag walk hand in hand for a number of folks and there certainly are still elements of racism involved. It's passed down and passed around. The KKK talk is fairly common with the kids and when you try to explain that most of these groups are either run or infiltrated by the FBI and the SPLC, they look at you like that can't be. Sometimes it's hard to get across the divide and conquer techniques used against us.
Although slavery was an important aspect of the Civil War, it's repeatedly used as a misdirection away from what were the real enemies. It's the same enemies we face today ... an overly powerful corrupt central government and central banks. The North and the South both lost that one and we're still losing the same battles today. As long as we separate ourselves and argue about the wrong things we will continue to lose.
The Daily Bell sums up the hidden story very well. This won't be taught in the high schools. It's up to us to pass it around ourselves.
Confederate States of AmericaThe Confederate States of America, also called the C.S.A and the Confederacy, was a decentralized confederation form of weak central government established by the eleven Southern states, which seceded from the United States in 1861. They followed the original government model of the American founding fathers, the Articles of Confederation, a government much like Switzerland today.
The Southern states democratically withdrew from the Union by state conventions in the same way they had originally entered into the Union. Although the defense of the dying institution of slavery played a role in Southern secession for the small percentage of wealthy slaveholders, the high tariffs and import duties (the agricultural southern states generated most of the tax revenue for Washington) as well as regional animosity helped cause the conflict.
The Lincoln Administration and the wealthy northern elite manufacturing, banking and railroad interests, which supported the Republican Party, could not have survived a low tariff nation importing from Europe and the Mississippi River transportation of goods from the Midwest being shipped in and out of New Orleans on the American southern border.
The loss of Washington revenues would have crippled the United States, therefore this war like most others was all about economic and monetary issues rather than the slavery issue used by Washington to justify the genocidal war, which killed over 600,000 Americans.
The war was also financed and promoted by Rothschild banking interests, which spent millions to promote different editorial positions and views in the same way that would take place in a more sophisticated manner with World War One in Europe.
The Rothschilds had several objectives in mind for the Civil War like most other wars they have promoted. First was to make a profit from government, providing business loans and generating manufacturing profits off both sides of the Civil War. Second, was to destroy Southern political power that was inherently opposed to central banking. Third was to generate the necessary long-term monopoly of power by the pro-bank Lincoln and the Republican Party in order to create a third and lasting central banking entity in the United States that would be covertly controlled by Rothschild banking interests.
The South, without an industrial base or major banking interest, blindly followed the Rothschild game plan of fiat currency inflation and loans to fund their war effort. The North, under Lincoln, followed the advice of Colonel Dick Taylor of Chicago and issued legal tender treasury notes with interest called Greenbacks in order to fund the war instead of paying the 20% plus interest rates demanded by the Rothschild's.
In the end, the war destroyed Southern political and economic power and created the conditions for the establishment of the Federal Reserve in 1913. In addition, at the end of the war, an amendment to the Constitution made it illegal for states or individuals to pay debts to entities that loaned the Confederacy money. Some historians and economists believe the assassination of Abraham Lincoln was retribution for the losses sustained by the banking interests and comparisons have been made with the Kennedy assassination in 1963.
When Robert E. Lee surrendered the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in 1865, the Confederate States of America ceased to exist as a nation. Two limited constitutional republics went into the war based on principles of the founding fathers. But after the war, this vision of limited central government was replaced by a powerful central government dependent on banking interests and increasing levels of taxation combined with the beginnings of military aggression and empire. The rest is history. And not a pleasant one for those who believe civil societies function better when they are freer.