Propaganda, Lies, And War

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Submitted by James Miller from the Ludwig von Mises Institute of Canada

Propaganda, Lies, And War

If I asked what the cause of the American Civil War was, would your first answer be slavery?  Would it surprise you to know that slavery was only one grievance the South had with the Lincoln administration?

Up until the first bullet was fired on Fort Sumter, Abraham Lincoln had been leading a type of economic aggression to force the South into initiating the official version of the conflict.  When Lincoln ran for president, his platform was based on Henry Clay-inspired mercantilism where he promised to maintain a high protective tariff that would serve Northern industrial interests while impoverishing the South’s still predominantly agrarian economy.  This, of course, angered the South much like it did when John Quincy Adams imposed the same type of tariff in 1828 which lead to the Nullification Crisis.  With the Morrill Tariff, which increased the tax on dutiable imports by about 70%, put in place by President Buchanan two days before he left office, the South stood ready to secede.  After Lincoln’s inauguration, he began to maneuver the seceding South into firing the first shot by breaking a previously established agreement to not attempt to restock Fort Sumter.  He secretly sent troops the Fort which escalated into what turned out to be the bloodiest war in American history.  Lincoln’s close friend and confidante Senator Orville H. Browning would go on to write in his diary:

He told me that the very first thing placed in his hands after his inauguration was a letter from Major Anderson announcing the impossibility of defending or relieving Sumter.  That he called the cabinet together and consulted General Scott—that Scott concurred with Anderson, and the cabinet, with the exception of PM General Blair were for evacuating the Fort and all the troubles and anxieties of his life had not equalled (sic) those which intervened between this time and the fall of Sumter.  He himself conceived the idea, and proposed sending supplies, without an attempt to reinforce giving notice of the fact to Governor Pickens of S.C.   The plan succeed.  They attacked Sumter—it fell, and thus, did more service than it otherwise could.

Contrary to popular belief, the Civil War was not a fight over slavery but a fight over whether the South was allowed to secede from the union.  Lincoln thought war would rally the North behind his special-interest driven agenda.  The South sent numerous commissioners to Washington in the hopes of finding a peaceful solution to secession.  Lincoln ignored all of them.  As he stated in a letter addressed to Horace Greeley of the New York Tribune:

My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union; and what I forbear, I forbear because I do not believe it would help to save the Union.

So why is this version of the Civil War not taught in public schools?

It’s a simple answer when you consider the driving force of statism.

When Randolph Bourne opined “war is the health of the state,” he was referring to how war is used as a means to enlarge the authority of government over everyday life.  In times of war, the citizenry is told to sacrifice their material well being and freedom for the sake of winning the war and bringing the troops home.  Taxes are raised, central banks inflate, governments borrow massive amounts of money, and economic resources are confiscated to be used in the war effort.  War quickens the state’s march toward totalitarianism as it rallies the public into unquestioned obedience.  Love of country replaces love of self and family.  Mothers and fathers give up their sons (and now daughters) to fight in the state’s bloody crusade.  The heads of government who initiated the conflict don’t let their offspring go and fight.  Their pampered lifestyles usually don’t see the sacrifice taxpayers must endure.

Romanticized retellings of war assist in convincing the masses that the campaigns of murder carried out by political leaders were for the good of the nation.  It enshrines the state as a life-saving guardian to those fortunate enough to not meet a gruesome death on the battlefield.  In the case of the Civil War, Lincoln didn’t just save the union; he has forever made secession a nonviable solution to an overreaching Washington.  Lincoln’s war of northern aggression turned these united States of America into the United States of America.  It cost the equivalent of 6 million lives today for honest Abe to destroy the volunteerism which defined the union of the states in the decades that preceded the war.

Just as the Civil War was triggered by deceit, many of the wars or military conflicts of the past century have been fought based on the lies of a political class all too enamored with their own power and place in history.

Starting with World War I and Woodrow Wilson’s quest to “make the world safe for democracy,” the popularly spun tail is that America’s entering the conflict was in reaction to Germany sinking the supposedly innocent passenger vessel the Lusitania.  After German subs sunk the ship, thereby killing women and children, popular support reversed and was now in favor of war.  What wasn’t revealed immediately is that the Lusitania was really outfitted to carry armaments for the British.  This was a strategy developed by then First Lord of the Admiralty Winston Churchill to bait a German attack and bring America into the fight.  As classical liberal historian Ralph Raico writes:

The Lusitania was a passenger liner loaded with munitions of war; Churchill had given orders to the captains of merchant ships, including liners, to ram German submarines if they encountered them, and the Germans were aware of this. And, as Churchill stressed in his memoirs of World War I, embroiling neutral countries in hostilities with the enemy was a crucial part of warfare: “There are many kinds of maneuvres in war, some only of which take place on the battlefield. . . . The maneuvre which brings an ally into the field is as serviceable as that which wins a great battle.

Then there is the often neglected role big business, especially JP Morgan & Co, played in the propagandizing of the war.  As one of the largest creditors and underwriters to war bonds issued by the governments of Britain and France, it was in the best interest of the House of Morgan to guarantee the Allies won the war.   As the American economy drifted toward one of top-down command where government cartelized industry to ensure adequate munitions for war, big business was more than happy to play along as it meant stifling regulations placed on their small-time competitors and the opportunity to keep prices elevated.  This perverted form of capitalism would serve as a model to Western nations from the war’s end to the present day.   Murray Rothbard believed the first World War was really a victory for the fascist state:

More than any other single period, World War I was the critical watershed for the American business system. It was a “war collectivism,” a totally planned economy run largely by big-business interests through the instrumentality of the central government, which served as the model, the precedent, and the inspiration for state corporate capitalism for the remainder of the twentieth century.

The beginnings of World War II were engulfed by the same collusion of big business and government along with underhanded tactics to further chip away at the American public’s noninterventionist stance.  The Morgans still had their financial ties with Britain and France while the Rockefellers wanted war with Japan since the country competed for raw materials in Southeast Asia.  Both financial powerhouses lobbied for war early on.  After Franklin Roosevelt was reelected on the platform of keeping America a neutral party, he set about provoking a Japanese attack sometime around the summer of 1941.  This resulted in an oil embargo, the forceful limiting of exports, and freezing the country’s assets within the U.S.  It was the equivalent of an economic fatal wound to resource-poor Japan.  Not only that, but in recent years it has been confirmed that Roosevelt had prior knowledge of the Pearl Harbor attack and actually withheld key information from commanders at the naval base.  As Vice Admiral and aid to the Secretary of the Navy Frank E. Beatty noted at the time:

Prior to December 7, it was evident even to me… that we were pushing Japan into a corner. I believed that it was the desire of President Roosevelt, and Prime Minister Churchill that we get into the war, as they felt the Allies could not win without us and all our efforts to cause the Germans to declare war on us failed; the conditions we imposed upon Japan—to get out of China, for example—were so severe that we knew that nation could not accept them. We were forcing her so severely that we could have known that she would react toward the United States. All her preparations in a military way—and we knew their over-all import—pointed that way.

Following World War II, every conflict the U.S. has engaged in has been either to the benefit of wealthy special interests or in reaction to its own misguided policies.  The Cold War was a four decade long gift to the military industrial complex against a supposed world power that collapsed due to its state-run economy.  The various bombings and occupations of Middle Easter countries which followed have only served as excuses to not end the flow of money into the pockets of politically connected military contractors.  And the Iraq War, as everyone now knows, was based on the lie of Saddam Hussein possessing weapons of mass destruction.

One would think with such a rich history of political patronage in the death industry, Americans would be adamantly opposed to war.  Yet the usual players in Washington are once again pounding on the war drums in the name of spreading American values.  The target this time is Iran and at least one presidential candidate in this fall’s election has vowed to use military force on a nation that hasn’t bowed down and kissed Uncle Sam’s jackboot.  The problem is Iran has the hubris of refusing to be bullied around by the U.S.  Such an attitude undermines American imperialism in front of the rest of the world.   It must be stomped out by any means necessary.

And then there is the big financial push for an Iranian war going on behind the scenes.  The pro-Israel lobbying group, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has been aggressively pushing for war and appealing to top lawmakers and the heads of Washington’s warmongering apparatus.  President Obama has already assured the flush lobbying group that “the United States will not hesitate to attack Iran with military force to prevent it from acquiring a nuclear weapon.”  Department of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made the same promise.  Just last week, 44 Senators, including many Democrats, sent an AIPAC letter to the President urging him to consider military action if Iran continues with its nuclear program.  The letter essentially makes war the only option on the table as Glenn Greenwald of Salon points out:

This implication is clear: a military attack by the U.S. on Iran is at least justified, if not compelled, if a satisfactory agreement is not quickly reached regarding Iran’s nuclear program. At the same time, the letter itself virtually ensures no such agreement is possible because the conditions it imposes as the “absolute minimum” are ones everyone knows Iran will never agree to (closing the Fordow facility and giving up its right to enrich uranium above 5 percent).

Not only is the push for war bipartisan, but much of the media establishment has been devoid of criticism of the constant war rhetoric. Even though Israel has nukes of its own, many of its supporters portray the country as a weakling in dire need of assistance from the bully of the Middle East schoolyard.  Worse is the complete disregard of the fact that there is no actual evidence that Iran is concocting a nuclear weapon.  According to the CIA’s own National Intelligence Estimate of 2007, Iran put a stop to the development of nuclear weapons in the fall of 2003.  Other Western nations such as Germany, France, and Britain, deny the report’s conclusion.  Meanwhile Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gotten impatient of the reluctance by the U.S. thus far to act militarily against Iran.  Like a good politician, he wants prestige without the dirty work.  That’s what America is for.

Despite already being engaged in drone wars in Pakistan, Somalia, Yemen, and still occupying Afghanistan, the U.S. is being duped into yet another war based on shaky evidence and at the behest of deep-pocketed special interests.  This is coming even while a secretive cyber war already being waged to damage Iran’s nuclear capability.  According to the Pentagon, “computer sabotage coming from another country can constitute an act of war.”  Not only that, but the draconian sanctions thus far placed on Iran are doing enormous harm to the citizens who hardly have a say in what their government does.  The Belgium-based SWIFT payment system that facilitates most international payments has already denied service to many Iranian banks.  With the imposing of an oil embargo from the European Union just around the corner (July 1st) that will all but make it impossible for oil tankers to be insured by Lloyd’s of London, an actual naval blockade is being floated by U.S. lawmakers.  Much like the Antebellum South and Japan, Iran too is being pushed into a corner.

What makes the campaign to extend the War on Terror to Iran is that the anti-American sentiment in the higher echelons of its government are only a consequence of previous meddling.  After Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh nationalized the oil industry in 1953, British Petroleum used the CIA to overthrow the popular leader and put the Shah back in power whose authoritarian rule would be financially supported by the U.S. up to the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Then and now, wealthy special interests are a driving force behind American imperialism.  Lies will be spun till they are seen as facts.  When the truth comes out, the irreparable damage will already be done.  Like anything the state lays its filthy hands on, war is a racket.  The beneficiaries of the ruling class’s gleeful foray into mass murder are few in number.  The masses, still brainwashed into feverish nationalism, end up paying the costs with their pilfered income, eroded liberty, and, ultimately, their own lives.

As Major General Smedley D. Butler wrote in his seminal essay War Is A Racket

WAR is a racket. It always has been.

It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.

A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small “inside” group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.

The only weapon against such an immoral system of mass murder and cronyism is to know the truth and to not fall ill with the fever of war.

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TNTARG's picture

I think they're not gonna be so fool. They'll don't even "do" Syria either. Going after Iran will be like shotting their own balls off. After the mess they're doing in Europe and the very USA everybody sees the king is naked. The've already lost. At this point they'll have to kill everybody then there won't be any point anymore... I don't see the Rotschild, the Rockefeller and Co. growing their own grain neither surviving by eating soups of gold and silver when transmitting FOX's channels to the outer space. 

Mitzibitzi's picture

One little point... the majority of the elite don't really eat much grain - that's mainly grown for fuel and feeding to the 'livestock'. 

Take a look at the menu of a truly high end (they're easy to spot; me and thee can't get a reservation!) restaurant. It's basically a gourmet version of the paleo diet, with a few extras thrown in for flavour.

TNTARG's picture

Nice! But... Who is gonna run the restaurant?

Are they gonna kill us all? See, they're putting everybody on the ropes. That's when you don't fear anymore.

TNTARG's picture

Nice! But... Who is gonna run the restaurant?

Are they gonna kill us all? See, they're putting everybody on the ropes. That's when you don't fear anymore.

Let The Wurlitzer Play's picture

How about we send Bernanke and Geithner to Iran, let them run their monetary system and collapse the country into oblivion.  Just an idea.

Mark123's picture

Housing bubble in Tehran anyone?

falak pema's picture

as long as the hungry iranian wenches come with it. They are beautiful. 

OMG's picture

Long ago in days untold Were ruled by Lords of greed Maidens fared with gold They dared to bare their wombs that bleed Kings and queens and guillotines Taking lives denied Starch and parchment laid the laws When bishops took the ride Only to deceive Oh I know I lived this life afore Somehow know now truths I must be sure Tossin turnin' nightmares burnin' dreams of swords in hand Sailin' ships the Viking spits the blood of father's land Only to deceive Living times of knights and mares Raising swords for maidens fair Sneer at death fear only loss of pride Living other centuries Deja vu or what you please Follows true to all who do or die Screams of no reply they died Screams of no reply and died Lordy lordy and then then they died Lordy no then they died Live and do or die Long ago were days I told...Lord they died Kings and queens and guillotines... Live and no reply they died Long ago were days I told... Kings and queens and guillotines...

Generals gathered in their masses Just like witches at black masses Evil minds that plot destruction Sorcerers of death's construction In the fields the bodies burning As the war machine keeps turning Death and hatred to mankind Poisoning their brainwashed minds Oh lord yeah! Politicians hide themselves away They only started the war Why should they go out to fight? They leave that role to the poor  Time will tell on their power minds Making war just for fun Treating people just like pawns in chess Wait 'til their judgement day comes Yeah! Now in darkness world stops turning Ashes where the bodies burning No more war pigs have the power Hand of God has struck the hour Day of judgement, God is calling On their knees the war pig's crawling Begging mercy for their sins Satan laughing spreads his wings Oh lord yeah!

Lednbrass's picture

+1 for the rather obscure Aerosmith tune.

Mitzibitzi's picture

I'll see your Aerosmith and Black Sabbath and raise you an Iron Maiden...


Kill for gain or shoot to maim
But we don't need a reason
The golden goose is on the loose
And never out of season
Some blackened pride still burns inside
This shell of bloody treason
Here's my gun for a barrel of fun
For the love of living death.

The killer's breed or the demon's seed,
The glamour, the fortune, the pain,
Go to war again, blood is freedom's stain,
But don't you pray for my soul anymore.
2 minutes to midnight
The hands that threaten doom.
2 minutes to midnight
To kill the unborn in the womb.

The blind men shout let the creatures out
We'll show the unbelievers
The napalm screams of human flames
Of a prime time belsen feast... yeah!
As the reasons for the carnage cut their meat and lick the gravy,
We oil the jaws of the war machine and feed it with our babies.

The body bags and little rags of children torn in two
And the jellied brains of those who remain to put the finger right on you.
As the madmen play on words and make us all dance to their song,
To the tune of starving millions to make a better kind of gun.!

Disenchanted's picture



On soft gray mornings widows cry
The wise men share a joke;
I run to grasp divining signs
To satisfy the hoax.
The yellow jester does not play
But gently pulls the strings
And smiles as the puppets dance
In the court of the crimson king.

King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King
rsnoble's picture

Haven't the rules changed with the advent of nukes, or do they just pretend those don't exist? I mean if some major player gets pulled into this that could be a problem. No big deal, the elite are so crazy they'll be in their tunnels sitting on a huge pile of gold proclaiming they've finally won. Little do they know these palaces in the ground will be the most expensive tomb ever built.

WAMO556's picture

For those of you who have never been in combat, perhaps the people who want war are people that *you* don't fully understand. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

nah's picture

so this isnt bullshit

Mark123's picture

Great article, although likely preaching to the converted.


The only thing that Americans should give their lives for is to go after those that attack the Constitution....sadly, although Americans know that the Constitution is being abused, they do not know who to go after.  The only action they take is to vote Republicans out, then vote Democrats out....on and on ad infintum. 


I guess we have to wait until the people are starving.  And that is a long way off (cheese, meat, canned goods etc are still very cheap and plentiful). 


God Bless Costco!

i-dog's picture


"And that is a long way off"

Oh no, it's not! It's only about 3 days off when the supply chain is interrupted (which is too easily achieved through either an artificial fuel shortage or through martial law).

First ones to the supermarket get to eat for a week or two. The rest of the 300 million,.......

Lednbrass's picture

This is a solid point, the weakness of the just in time concept that now rules all manufacturing and inventory has a rather glaring weak spot- if something unexpected happens and that fragile chain breaks look out below.

potlatch's picture

This is exactly why I planted my Survival Garden, and boy am I glad I did!  Taters the size of my kids head!  And no government to mess with my fixins!  Just honest food, the way God intended.


Message me for details!  You'll be glad you did!

Lednbrass's picture

No need sir, Im one step ahead!

Already harvested 40 lbs of taters and 30 of sugar snaps, harvested 200 sweet yellow and red onions I will be making some relish with soon, 50 heads of Romaine that I gave alot away of and left a few to go to seed, pulling 100' of carrots this weekend, my son and I picked over 200 maters last week off of 40 plants (plus I have a dozen cherry mater plants loaded to breaking),largest watermelon on my 10 plants is over 30 lbs., should be ready soon and we counted a total of 25 growing that are small bowling ball size to the 30 pounder, my 10 honeydews are loading up (small bowling ball size), and my 100 other melon plants of 10 or so different types have a helluva lot of fruit on them.  My 2 dozen Silver Queen corn ( didnt do much this year) have tasseled and are all putting out two silk each, ears starting. My two dozen pickling cucumber plants started producing a couple weeks ago, but something is starting to get at them, may need to trap some of the rabbits.

30' of beans just went in, and I am planting another 100' of bush and pole beans this weekend (hopefully).

It is a wonderful thing to have good stuff in the yard, aint it?

Divine Wind's picture



I cringe at the idea of Iran with nukes.

But I also cringe at the idea of a JDAM or cruise missile slamming into a functioning nuclear power plant.

Fukushima has already injected tremendous amounts of radioactive materials into the atmosphere. A significant amount has been deposited here in N. America, the first land mass downwind.

We don't need more.

If you want to have the air filters in your car or home tested for radioactive isotopes like Plutonium, Cesium-137 and other "Hot Particles", there is a completely FREE testing service offered here:

This is particularly important if you live west of the Rockies.

Don't glow old and grey.






potlatch's picture

Dude, I got more radiation exposure playing with day-glo paints back in the 70's under a black light.


Sigh.  People and their night terrors

mick68's picture

Why Iran? Simple:



2)Israel's enemy

3)Emerging nuclear power able to access cheap power, and therefore prosper. The US cannot afford Iran to become a nuclear, 1st world country.

Oh, and they might build a nuclear bomb one day, which is inconsequential compared to the three reasons listed.

optimator's picture

And the number 1 reason ---------They won't let Gold Sacks and the banksters build branches there.  Followed by fast food companies.

i-dog's picture


"The US cannot afford Iran to become a nuclear, 1st world country"

The Zionist-Anglo-American Empire cannot afford for ANY country to gain a defensive nuclear M.A.D. capability!

Any country that can defend itself is no longer able to be dominated, manipulated, lectured, threatened or economically gutted at will. Just ask North Korea or Pakistan.

We should encourage ALL countries to have a nuclear capability, since none will then use it for fear of a retaliatory strike.

potlatch's picture

<--- "should encourage ALL countries to have a nuclear capability..none will..use it for fear of a retaliatory strike."

<--- God do I hate people who get their second glass of pinot noir and think they are fucking Metternich all of a sudden.

TNTARG's picture

How far are they gonna go? There isn't enough people hating them already? Aren't they enough exposed yet?

Oh, yes, they are. It's a matter of time... Going "little time".

AurorusBorealus's picture

You forgot the most important reason:

4) Iran controls the straights of Hormuz through which passes all of the oil of the Middle East.

i-dog's picture

 ... almost entirely into the energy consumers of Asia (India, China, Japan, ....). So why is the US citizen so concerned?

rambo1028's picture

Good point... but you fail to realize what kind of control that would give the US empire.... not that I like it or am at all in support of it but I fear it is the reason for what is going on.

AnAnonymous's picture

almost entirely into the energy consumers of Asia (India, China, Japan, ....). So why is the US citizen so concerned?


Maybe because those parts of the world are part of the US world order which is organized to enable the US of A into its consumption level?

India, China, Japan, they work for the US of A.

Cut their supply and the US of A consumption habits take hits.

rational's picture

One of the ,most entertaining fantasies I've read since the lord of the rings!

world_debt_slave's picture

the "civil war" is a misnomer, the correct name to describe it is "The Norths Agression Against the South". Read about John Brown, US terrorist, the abolitionists, liberal preachers, and much more to discover.

The winners right history.

Just saw a review on the new movie "Abe Lincoln, Vampier Hunter", more Northern crap showing Lincoln battling vampires that are Confederates.

Read outside the mainstream history books.

Edit: Sheridan and Sherman were war criminals that are venerated by the North.

LivermoreJim's picture

Never mind the fact that the South initiated violence by firing on Fort Sumter? Or the South agressing on slaves for generations? What an illiterate fool you are.

i-dog's picture

What a breathlessly ignorant tool you are!!

Don't make me have to type up how Fort Sumter was a northern setup; how slavery was not even an issue until the north suddenly found themselves about to lose; how New England was the home of the slave traders;.........

For fuck's sake, read at least one book not published solely for consumption by school children or flag-waving morons!

world_debt_slave's picture

I surmise that he got his info. from Ken Burns "Civil War"

AnAnonymous's picture

how slavery was not even an issue until the north suddenly found themselves about to lose;


Slavery was an issue from the start. The declarations of secession by various soutern state made no mystery about it. The question of slavery was central to the civil war.

Good/bad cops play, as usual to cover the inconvenient facts.

The US of A would like to sell the idea that they have been standing for freedom.

As a result, it forces the perspective on a war involving slavery.

As a freedom champion, the war had to be about emancipation. That is the official propaganda as sold by the US of A.

The South wanted to expand the institution of slavery. They wanted to make slavery a natural right as they demanded that slave ownership should be respected no matter the place the slave owner was. A slave owner moving into a non slaver state would have de facto turned it into a slaver state.

The North wanted to maintain the slavery institution.

That was the configuration. None of the two sides were committed to the emancipation bit.

By focusing on the north (good/bad cop), US citizens work at concealing that the southern were pursuing the dream of making slave ownership a natural right. Natural rights theory, US citizenism.

In the civil war, both sides were composed with US citizens. None of the sides were committed to emancipation. They either wanted to maintain or expand the slavery institution.

That is the fact.

i-dog's picture

Your [state-owned] 'Number One Great Wall Stormdoor Trading and Airline Company' Gibberish Generator™ has short-circuited and is now contradicting itself in a single blobbing up!!

  "The South wanted to expand the institution of slavery."

  "The North wanted to maintain the slavery institution."

So, you are saying that Lincoln declared war against the South so that he could maintain slavery in the North ... because the South wanted to maintain slavery in the South ... and they were both competing to impose slavery in the West?!

Wow!! ... your Chinese history books have some reeeeally cooool stories and Chinese Puzzles in them!!

LOL. Tell us some more of these fantasic fireside fantasies!!

TheFourthStooge-ing's picture

i-dog said:

Wow!! ... your Chinese history books have some reeeeally cooool stories and Chinese Puzzles in them!!

LOL. Tell us some more of these fantasic fireside fantasies!!

Ask him about how Easter Island was "sunk by US citizenism" prior to 1776. It's always good for a laugh.

Did you know that George Washington personally killed all dinosaurs and forced them to become crude oil, all thanks to the time traveling flying rickshaw invented by Ben Franklin? It's a Chinese citizenism fact.

AnAnonymous's picture

Ask him about how Easter Island was "sunk by US citizenism" prior to 1776. It's always good for a laugh.


Oh yes? Who wrote that?

Not me.

Easter Island was not sunk before 1776. It was sunk after. The history of Easter Island was not stopped before 1776. It ran after that date.

akak's picture

The environmental destruction, deforestation, precipitous decline of agriculture, widespread cannibalism, and collapse of Easter Island society all happened at least one century BEFORE the first outside contacts with Easter Island in the early 18th century, and therefore long before the USA even came into being.  But don't let logic and facts get in the way of your Chicom trolling and collectivist bigotry.

The only thing worse that a roadside-shitting Chink is an autistic roadside-shitting Chink troll.

AnAnonymous's picture

So, you are saying that Lincoln declared war against the South so that he could maintain slavery in the North ... because the South wanted to maintain slavery in the South ... and they were both competing to impose slavery in the West?!

No, as shown by the quotation.

The quotation is a nice US citizen touch as it exposes from the start crude manipulation.

Slavery being absent from northern states, it requires a stretch to state that the sentence "The North wanted to maintain the slavery institution" means that the North wanted to maintain it in the North.

But it could be.

For the South, the crudeness appears shamelessly.
From "The South wanted to expand the institution of slavery" it has to turn into the South wanted to maintain slavery in the South.

Here, the manipulation is gross and open to everyone to see. Either you side with it and congregate around to support it or you are outside this US citizen group. The group is all for US citizens.

That said, another casual and ordinary expression of the US citizen nature. Which is eternal.

The North wanted to maintain the slavery institution in the South while the South wanted to expand it in the North.

akak's picture

From the script of the new Mel Brooks movie, "Chinese Citizenism History of the World, Part I", coming soon to a theater near you!

Disenchanted's picture



Would anyone like to talk about who were some of the biggest profiteers from the slave trade?


Who Brought the Slaves to America?

By Walter White Jr., 1968



That doesn't make the Americans who bought them or the black Africans who sold their fellow Africans to the slave traders any better examples of humanity nor excuse them. But once again down through the years there seems to be a commonality of who is standing in the shadows profiting from some form of human misery.


The long term 'professional victims' hate to see that pointed out...

WTFx10's picture

Jesus christ the chinese telling the Americans how their Civil War started. STFU

Doesn't china censor this site from you?


AnAnonymous's picture

Why not?

Facts have no nationality. Save in US citizenism of course as the group is all for US citizens.