There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
We had many an interaction....and your posts were so thoroughly demolished, but it looks like you haven't gained much since.
One of my favorites of yours was how the Confederate Constitution never once mentioned slavery. lol
That was golden!
6% were substitutes paid by draftees - and that was part of what made some so upset and ignited those riots. That you could pay someone to fight if you were well off, leading to the oft used phrase then: Rich mans war, poor man's battle.
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I can dispell the notion she is a White Supremacist, she's not. She even leans liberal on most things.
She is however, thoroughly tied to her granddaddy's view of the Confederacy in a rather childlike innocence that has remained with her. Nothing, and I do mean - nothing - you can say will dissuade her of the fables she was told as a child, which she believes to be absolute truth.
What she gleans from 99% is what she heard gpapa - in an Confederate Old Age home -- from an over 100 year old rebel in the 1930's heard, and her being told this late in his life i(n the 1990's, as I recall).
In fact, I even looked up the Soldier History of the rebel vet her gpapa told her about, and presented her with the details of him being thrown in a Union prison for most of the war (yeah, that couldn't have had any effect....)
The other 1% comes from the (completely debunked) Kennedy Twins "The South Was Right."
She will not look at any information presented outside of those sources. No matter what/
Trust me on this. Believe me, I've tried. Beyond that, she's a genuinely nice gal.