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User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: August 7th, 2006
Subject: this started a huge comment war in my journal a stretch back
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Doppleganger posting in The Argument Clinic
User: argument_clinic (posted by evilgrins)
Date: August 7th, 2006
Subject: the old misconception is a misconception
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11:01 PM 8/4/06 · There's a series going through several Marvel Comics titles right now called Civil War and while I've been reading through it, looking at it from the various angles, I can't help but also consider the main title. The term civil war and how it reflects on our own history.

Also from Marvel Comics, abouta decade back, there was a situation involving an island off the tip of Africa called Genosha. One thing that little nation was famous for was its mutate labor force, supposedly cloned beings of power that were actually brainwashed mutants enslaved. In one of their meetings with officials, who may or may not've bought into the Genoshan party line, the civil war that raged between the North and South in the United States came up.

The standard layman believes the civil war was fought to free the slaves; not longer speaking on the comics here in case you missed the seguay. However, the most common counter to this is that it wasn't fought to free to slaves but to keep the Southern states from breaking free from the United States and forming their own nation.

Both arguments are valid, in and of themselves, but there's more of a symbiosis here than I suspect most would suspect.

It seems to me that the only reason the South was even thinking of breaking away from the North was because they didn't want to give up their slaves.
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