“Physical and social differences between North and South did not in themselves necessarily imply an irrepressible conflict. They did not mean that civil war had been decreed from the beginning by Fate. It came when problems arising from rapid growth and expansion got into such shape that they could not be solved by discussion, tolerance, and compromise…How this happened is not entirely clear. We only know that sectional rivalry in the nation turned into a struggle between…‘civilizations,’ between progress and backwardness, between right and wrong. Men ceased to reason, to tolerate, to accept compromise. Good men then had no choice but to kill and be killed.” ~ Avery Craven, The Coming of the Civil War (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1942, 1957, 1966; 1967) p 1-2.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it” and “[O]nly the dead have seen the end of war.” ~ George Santayana
A wise person knows what to do at the time… not afterward, when it’s too late. We all wish we had done or said something at the time… only realizing afterward what it was we should have said or done at the time, but didn’t.
I often tell people who are pro-abortion they will find themselves on the WRONG SIDE of history, which is true. John Brown, in 1860, said America would soon be bathed in blood because of her unjust treatment of – and her legal standing toward – black slaves.
At the time, most people thought Brown was a nutjob… only afterward did they realize he was right… and that they were wrong, and on the WRONG SIDE of history.
In Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, where I live, there are two historical markers indicating two places in town where John Brown once stayed and where he once met with Frederick Douglass regarding his upcoming raid on the federal armory in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
I wonder how many people in Chambersburg, when Brown was here, believed he was right? And I wonder how many people in Chambersburg believed he was a nutjob?
Most of Chambersburg considers me the town nutjob, because of the warnings I give regarding God’s soon coming judgement upon America for her many sins. There are those in town, today, who think I am right… but the rest of Chambersburg will not realize this until afterwards, when it’s too late. These traitors – to both God and America – will then discover they had been on the WRONG SIDE of history the whole time.
So be a wise person… and study history, lest you find yourself on the WRONG SIDE.