Quote: Originally Posted by missile
. . . I've learned that slaves in the south actually enlisted willingly in the Confederate Armies to fight against freedom.. . .
It is conservatively estimated that 50,000 black Confederate soldiers served and fought for the same reasons as their white counterparts.
They felt that the South was their home, too. Whether slave or free, each had a stake in the society and each had a home they felt patriotism for.
In one case, shortly after the outbreak of War, Charleston blacks cheered at the possibility that they would be allowed to shoot Yankees.
I guess they hated America's freedom, too.
Perhaps if the brainy types who have latched onto a racist rag as a beloved part of their heritage had remembered that curiosity from their Civil War, they might have insisted that American troops in Iraq were provided with body armour capable of stopping something more perilous than an exuberant pelting of flowers.