Confederacy: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • Published on Oct 9, 2017
  • Confederate symbols are still celebrated despite the ugly history they symbolize. John Oliver suggests some representations of southern pride that involve less racism and more Stephen Colbert.
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Comments • 30 426

  • Smoogalers! InYourFace

    lets keep the history but not celebrate horrible people

  • Dahn
    Dahn 3 hours ago

    What I want to know, is how did John Oliver manage to pull the sheet off Stephen Colbert without messing up his hair?? LOL

  • dragoneyelord
    dragoneyelord 4 hours ago

    5:45, these numbers add up to 101%

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 hours ago

      You're the first person to ever notice that. Except for the thousands of people who commented on it first.

  • Dr. Lucille Keenan
    Dr. Lucille Keenan 6 hours ago

    Hello Robert Smalls

  • R023
    R023 8 hours ago +1

    The were fighting for the state right TO OWN SLAVES

  • Botond Zalai-Ruzsics
    Botond Zalai-Ruzsics 11 hours ago

    Just to have a picture how much the truth about Jimmy Saville was unexpected, Toy Dolls even had a song about him:

  • mechanoid2k
    mechanoid2k 12 hours ago

    I'm here to read leftist comments.

  • The Movie Wolf
    The Movie Wolf 14 hours ago +1

    Lincoln was a white supremacist and the North had 451,021 slaves in the 1860s. Plus Europe had slaves, South America had slaves, Africa and Asia still have slavery, so stop the hypocrisy and hate towards the Confederacy.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 7 hours ago

      It's sad when racists cuck out and resort to the lame Perfect Solution Fallacy and tired Soviet Whataboutism. You should be proud of your true beliefs, the way the real confederates were, and wear it as a badge of honor.

  • Fawnko
    Fawnko 15 hours ago

    Wait, did he just steal a joke from Rick and Morty?

  • trash can
    trash can 18 hours ago

    "who was *working* that farm?"

  • Helgali
    Helgali 22 hours ago

    13k against. 😂 Reminds me of the vaccine video.

  • Lisa H
    Lisa H 23 hours ago

    Limey puke can suck my lemon! Pussy never read British history, and how they made Irish slaves and discrimination close to genocide. Piss off you fuking fuck

    • nunu 135
      nunu 135 22 hours ago

      But he didnt do it tho it was his ancestors if anyhthing u jus mad cuse u know he rigth

  • Khul Golgotha
    Khul Golgotha Day ago

    Slavery was an issue and a major one no doubt but as an historian let's not over simplify. The major issue was on tariffs and more specifically on the processing of cotton from overseas processors. Obviously, slaves were the agents for procuring said crop. The issue is far more complex and nuisanced than just being a moralistic one. However, as an institution it was horrible but let's not forget christian doctrine supports it even now.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks Day ago

      If the Civil War had anything to do with tariffs or "overseas processors" of cotton, the rebels would have said so in their own Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina declarations of secession, all of which are free online.

  • Rahul Basu
    Rahul Basu Day ago

    12:04 Priceless XD XD
    You, sir, are brilliant :D

  • Daniel Walder
    Daniel Walder Day ago

    “leave the past behind, kill it if you have to“

  • Mr Orange
    Mr Orange Day ago

    Col-fucking-bert. Praise Jeezuss.

  • Paul Caird
    Paul Caird Day ago

    John Oliver says 8.2 minutes in the video "you can't invent a more comfortable history for your country because you would be erasing the actual painful experiences of many Americans". Wouldn't removing these monuments be erasing an uncomfortable piece of American history? Helping citizens forget the atrocities that where trying to be sustained?
    Wouldn't It be better to keep these monuments as a reminder of shame, Just as Germany has done with it's concentration camps?

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks Day ago +1

      Concentration camps are not statues. The better question is whether Germany should build a bunch of 40-foot statues of Hitler to avoid erasing history.

  • angellique Clarke

    Why stop at the Confederacy, let's erect some King George statues

  • Willow Fitzgerald
    Willow Fitzgerald 2 days ago

    Id visit and take a picture with that alligator statue

  • SufferingAddict
    SufferingAddict 2 days ago

    Actually that's a very good point. Only a very small minority of people used to own slaves which really does indicate that even though the fight was of course about slavery from the politicians/upper class point of view, it is very unlikely that the common man had this motivation, because they all knew they would never ever have slaves of their own.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 2 days ago

      Thank you! I just found the same article you quoted. Glatthaar's data is good, though diluted because he includes Border States like Delaware and Maryland, which had a very small percentage of slaveowning families. The number goes up if you include only rebel states, like Mississippi and South Carolina where 50% of families owned slaves. I also appreciate the quote from Goodheart that "Many non-slaveholding whites in the South rented slaves from wealthier slaveholders .... So it was very common for a white Southerner to be a 'slave master' but not technically a 'slave owner.'"

    • SufferingAddict
      SufferingAddict 2 days ago

      Well I have to admit, my very superficial knowledge of the matter led me to a wrong conclusion here. I read somewhere some time that something like 5% of people owned slaves back then. I just googled around a bit and found this on politifact:
      “Using Census data to research his book, Glatthaar calculated that 4.9 percent of people in the slaveholding states owned slaves, that 19.9 percent of family units in those states owned slaves, and that 24.9 percent of households owned slaves.”
      This isn’t quite as high as you say, but regardless it shows how I totally misinterpreted what I picked up. Just because the slave is technically only “owned” by one person in a household does not mean the other members of the household would not benefit from it.
      So yeah, regardless if we’re talking a 1/5 or 1/2, it’s a high enough number to be relevant in the wider society.
      Thanks for the input!

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 2 days ago

      Actually, the 1860 census found that 1/2 to 1/3 of white Southern families owned slaves, depending on the state, while many others owned them in the past, RENTED them in 1860, and/or were saving to buy them in the future. And you obviously don't have to own slaves to support slavery, especially if you think freed slaves are going to have sex with your wives and daughters. Northern soldiers were shocked by the racism, sexual paranoia, and pro-slavery sentiment among rebel soldiers who owned no slaves.

  • tideoftime
    tideoftime 2 days ago +1

    9:26 -- Wow... just... wow... "Holy Shit that Is Not Remotely The Point-- magazine..." doesn't begin to describe it -- lol

  • Purple Ghosts
    Purple Ghosts 2 days ago

    "We are not responsible for what our ancestors did, and I have to believe that, because I'm English..."

  • Khaki Wolf
    Khaki Wolf 2 days ago

    How to shame a BLM person:
    "Who was working that farm?"
    "My family did. We were poor."
    Ignoring the rest of his response, that dude got put in his place.
    "Aww shit, I was expecting slaves."

  • cloudstrife4534/Maysayer

    I was born in Atlanta and Stone Mountain was, and still is a popular place to go on the weekends, because the scenery is nice. My mom was actually born and raised in the Stone Mountain area. She once told me a story about taking her friend who was black to a family outing there, and seeing the new light show there. And then promptly had a big "oh shit!" moment when the first thing they showed was a light projection of the Confederate flag! And that was in the 70s, so it doesn't surprise me at all to hear about the recent history of some of the Confederate monuments and memorabilia!

  • Casey Vee
    Casey Vee 3 days ago

    Couple of somewhat related topics Oilver probably would not like: he mentions Henry Louis Gates, but fails to mention that Gates uncovers, on a REGULAR basis, freed black people who owned slaves in both the South and the North. He also probably does not know that Abraham Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN.

  • Confederate of Georgia
    Confederate of Georgia 3 days ago +1

    The civil war was actually about taxes not slavery. Do your bloody research.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 2 days ago

      If Civil War was about taxes not slavery, the rebels would have said so in their own Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina declarations of secession. Everyone can read them, and learn the truth.

  • cumquatrct3
    cumquatrct3 3 days ago

    That scary-statue dude was actually the inspiration for the main character in Birth of a Nation, a film so racist it inspired the KKK to reform. He also seems to be fairly similar to Sanford Smithers, the old dude in the cabin in The Hateful Eight. Interestingly, at the end of his life he began to speak out against violence and racism, which makes a statue of him as a young, violent racist particularly ironic.

  • Arturo Regueira
    Arturo Regueira 3 days ago

    I don’t trust the southern poverty center.

  • Robert Bois le Duc
    Robert Bois le Duc 3 days ago

    When you put those giant flags all over your pickup truck & drive up & down in front of a black church, or barbecue in a park, that's when I say fuck your "heritage".

  • Edgy Dad
    Edgy Dad 3 days ago

    US Governmental institutions should not represent the rebellion. Rebel scum be warned.

  • RelicHounds
    RelicHounds 3 days ago

    Too bad we can't still own um

  • swiss cheesefeet
    swiss cheesefeet 3 days ago +1

    How is there 13k dislikes? Like this is objectively a valid stance

  • Seb Carretero
    Seb Carretero 3 days ago +1

    Here in Nova Scotia, Canada, a statue of the founder of the capital may be taken down. Though a great person, he was racist, like most people at the time. Instead of taking down the statue, there should be a plaque explaining his pros and cons. I doubt the same can be said for Confederate leaders, as they consist exclusively of cons.

  • Steven Noble
    Steven Noble 4 days ago +2

    yeah the Civil War was about states rights.... well 1 right.... to own other people..... Also it's strange that Trump supports confederates see as they're all losers, right? At least that's what I think whenever I see a rebel flag, "oh look a loser"

  • Scott Jewett
    Scott Jewett 4 days ago

    Want to know who really caused AND decided the outcome of the Civil War? Eli Whitney.
    Dead serious. Before the war, Whitney was in the South and invented the cotton gin, a machine that could separate the seeds from cotton way faster than a person could. It made it easier for the South to grow and export their cotton, but of course people had to be there to pick the cotton and put it through the machines. That's why the South had such a slavery boner.
    Now, when we finally went to war over it, it was a foregone conclusion that the North would win. See, they'd been putting their industrial muscle to work to make all sorts of different things, where the South pretty much stuck to cotton. Around the same time, Eli Whitney showed up again, and developed the process of assembly-line manufacturing (usually miscredited to Henry Ford). The North could outproduce the South in everything, and their victory was inevitable.
    Oh, and by the way, Whitney invented the cotton gin in 10 days. It took him that long to come up with a working machine that split the country in half.

    • Scott Jewett
      Scott Jewett 4 days ago

      Oh yeah. My mistake.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      When we finally went to war, Whitney didn't "show up again." He had been dead for 35 years.

    • Scott Jewett
      Scott Jewett 4 days ago

      Yeah. That was before the Civil War. As I said. Point being?

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      Eli Whitney patented the cotton gin in 1794, and died in 1825.

  • Cameron Tuttle
    Cameron Tuttle 4 days ago

    The confederate flag doesn’t really stand for slavery it stands for the rebellion against a government that was to out of hand

  • Cameron Tuttle
    Cameron Tuttle 4 days ago

    People are always going to have southern pride and the civil war wasn’t fought over slavery it was about the states rights and the placement of fucking railroad tracks (according to the history channel you can look it up)

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      If the Civil War had anything to do with "states rights" or railroad tracks, the rebels would have said so in their own Mississippi, Texas, Georgia, and South Carolina declarations of secession.

  • Astrostevo
    Astrostevo 4 days ago

    Brilliant. Thankyou.

  • Samuel Fu
    Samuel Fu 4 days ago

    John you are awesome !!

  • Scott Parker
    Scott Parker 4 days ago

    Oliver has no soul

  • Landon Thompson
    Landon Thompson 4 days ago

    I swear if you talk about my Lord Jesus like that it aint gonna be good

  • Landon Thompson
    Landon Thompson 4 days ago

    Y'all are a bunch of democrats

  • Romy mallari
    Romy mallari 4 days ago

    the civil war wasnt about slavery per say... Lincoln made it about the emancipation to excuse the senseless deaths in the civil war.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      The rebels cited "slave" and "slavery" 80 separate times.

  • Frederik
    Frederik 4 days ago

    There is only one major flaw in that the Civil War was about slavery: Lincoln, and the Union as a whole, tried to keep the issue of slavery OUT of the war for nearly 2 years, until it became a way of discouraging others into recognizing the Confederacy and crippling Confederate war effort. For a war to be about something, it has to be the goal, not the means in which it was achieved. And I'm sorry to say that those goals were independence (Confederate) and reunion (Federals). The ending of slavery was more of an unexpected side effect (and to many, North and South, an unwelcome one)

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      I'm happy to have a discussion, but you just want to vent your anger about America and hatred of Americans. Our rebels seceded and fought for slavery, the self-declared "cornerstone" of the entire confederacy. Either you believe slavery is morally wrong, or you don't. Obviously.

    • Frederik
      Frederik 4 days ago

      This has clearly no point. I am available if you want a discussion, but not if all you want is to just vent your anger at someone who has a different opinion. Land of the free, my ass!
      But for the record:
      I do not support slavery
      I do not support the Confederacy
      I do not wish they had won the war
      I have not the faintest idea who Dylan Roof is
      Believe it or not, America is not the center of the world for 90% of the worlds population
      I do wish you a good day

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      Of course the South fought over your beloved slavery. Immediately after the rebels seceded over your beloved slavery, they raised an army and started attacking Americans all across the South. There was no time delay or intervening cause. And the rebels suspended civil rights far more extensively than Northerners could even imagine. And yet you support them, and actually wish they had won the Civil War. You're the new Dylan Roof.

    • Frederik
      Frederik 4 days ago

      Ashamed of what? Appreciating that history is a bit more complicated than most people think? First of all, I have never made an argument stating that I support what the Confederacy stood for. My arguments were:
      The Union did not fight to end slavery
      The South did secede over the issue of slavery, as you clearly agree with me, but did not start to fight over it. They fought to become independent as that would resolve the problems of the past decades once and for all.
      The Union administration was guilty of suspending civil rights all across America, and would, had it not been for a very sympathetic senate, resulted in impeachment of the president.
      In those days, Africans were not considered to be fully human.
      Those are the facts I summed up. Where, pray tell, is my case for claiming the Confederacy to be the good guys? Where do I say that I think black people are inferior?
      As to the Nazi thing: That is a non argument and you know it. Godwin's rule I think it is, and it generally means that you have run out of arguments that make sense.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago +1

      Fort Sumter and the others were American forts on American soil staffed by American soldiers. South Carolina explicitly deeded Fort Sumter to the United States in 1836: "Resolved, That this state do cede to the United States, all the right, title and claim of South Carolina to the site of Fort Sumter."
      Every time you make an argument for the Nazis, people will know you're an anti-Semite. Simple. Slavery was the reason for secession, the self-declared "cornerstone" of the entire confederacy, and explicitly protected by the confederate constitution until the end of time. And you spend your time defending and celebrating it! You should be ashamed of yourself.

  • Jackie Sixx
    Jackie Sixx 4 days ago

    The fucking second he said Florida my Floridian brain immediately said "It's a fucking alligator, isn't it."


    GG Oliver.

  • David Magnuson
    David Magnuson 4 days ago +1

    Although many Confederate soldiers' bodies were never recovered from the battlefields, many southern states allotted taxpayer funds for care of well-groomed graveyards containing remains of white Confederate veterans, while the graveyards of former slaves are uncared for and overrun. History has a reputation of being written by the victors, but the mystic chord of memory also includes the African American slave. It would be wise to honor them with the same respect given to the heroes of an ill-conceived war.

  • Baby Pudge
    Baby Pudge 4 days ago

    Okay limey,first time ive ever watched you for real n ur IN! Nice arc, very creative!

  • Baby Pudge
    Baby Pudge 4 days ago

    Finding ur roots SUX ARSE

  • Huge Wall
    Huge Wall 4 days ago

    Now thats rich, audience laughs at guy who dont know what rights his gradfather was fighting for, that coming from a room full of Trump haters. ROFLMFAO

  • Joshua Aragon
    Joshua Aragon 4 days ago

    I know Hispanic people who wave the confederate flag yet know little about its meaning and its history. If they lived in a darker time they would be spat on and kicked for their color. A lot of people are mentally ill to follow a hateful path that their ancestors lived through and by.

  • FreshPrince Eric
    FreshPrince Eric 4 days ago

    Woow what a great great show! Really really nice work!

  • iMeMySelf
    iMeMySelf 5 days ago

    America 2018 is made of all those who agreed to unite, both the Confederation and the North. North had to kill Americans to win, South had to kill Americans to stay independant. IMHO no soldiers won that war, only their children did. Is that denial or moving on?

  • Bill T
    Bill T 5 days ago

    I like monuments and statues on Civil War battlefields like Gettysburg and Shiloh, and I'm all for statues and monuments on private land even if it's visible from I-64. But on public land? Take them all down. I lived in Baltimore for 22 years and never knew there was a confederate soldier statue there, until they took it down. Also, in Druid Park, there's a statue of William Wallace (the guy Braveheart is about). It's the only statue of William Wallace in America. It should be taken down.

  • The Man
    The Man 5 days ago +1

    One half of my family fought for the confederacy the other fought for the nazis

  • Zeljko Ivkovic
    Zeljko Ivkovic 5 days ago

    proper comparison is Napoleon... not do we have napoleon statues all over france???

  • And Ruha
    And Ruha 5 days ago

    How about the fact that South was profiting from slavery because of slaves working on cotton fields and North also wanted its piece of pie but there were no such fields in the North? But North needed workers for factories. Do you really say that North people were so generous heroes that wanted to free black guys and South people were bad villains? I guess North (and Lincoln as well) didn't care about slaves. It was all about money and profits.
    So Civil War might be about slavery but slavery was an excuse - not the real reason.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 4 days ago

      You can only say the South were bad villains if you believe slavery is morally wrong and indefensible.

  • Brian Shearburn
    Brian Shearburn 5 days ago


  • Rockablity_Hound 1
    Rockablity_Hound 1 5 days ago

    OMG I was not expecting that!

  • happy wombat
    happy wombat 5 days ago

    sure remove the statues but have the statues preserved in a museum because its history.

  • Yaume Lepire
    Yaume Lepire 5 days ago

    My first ancestor who came to North America, in Charlevoix, New-France, was a cooper. Then, all his descendants were farmers in the summer and lumberjacks in the winter until my Grandfather, who became a construction worker. The only soldier I know of in my family for sure is my uncle who served four years in the Canadian navy, though it's statistically likely that one of my ancestors, at least, participated in the Patriot's Rebellion against the UK, which failed pathetically, the Seven Years' War, which we lost, or the War of Spanish Succession, also lost. I'm pretty sure none of my family members were soldiers in either World Wars, because they were either too young or farmers at the time, which, as we're in Canada, the Commonwealth's Granary, disqualified them from conscription. Yeah... I don't really have troublesome family history.

  • japhygato
    japhygato 5 days ago

    This is right from a growth stand point. This is wrong from an historical stand point. Recall most of those men never owned anyone or even knew how to read. They fought b/c of perceived invasion. They didn't have the internet or even daily news back then to give them guidance. Don't be a dick man. A lot of people died needlessly.

  • Walt Hamer
    Walt Hamer 5 days ago

    Grow a pair, Spiro Agnew. Oh, and a penis. (His name rearranged)

  • Kate Almony
    Kate Almony 5 days ago +1

    Finally somebody said that!

  • Adenso
    Adenso 5 days ago

    5:53 the chart there doesnt add up to 100%, it adds up to 101%. I did the math, you can too. Anyone know why they Didn't do it?

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 5 days ago

      Because nobody's perfect and no one should get butthurt about a rounding error.

  • Screaming Lemming
    Screaming Lemming 6 days ago

    9:53 Adolf Hitler:
    Nice To His Dogs! WAT DAFUQ?

  • Tim Skarin
    Tim Skarin 6 days ago +1

    States right to own slaves....

  • Victorious Yankee
    Victorious Yankee 6 days ago +1

    Just don't go to the dirty south anymore and spend your tourism dollars in the US or overseas...not the sewer south.We all know southern values are as imaginary as trump's wedding vows.Take away their tourism dollar and the filthy south would get rid of those statues in a New York second.Southern values are as much a fairytale as are southern patriotism, and southern scholarship.I haven't set foot across the Mason Dixon since AWOL Bush allowed 9/11.My family and I now vacation in California, Canada and Europe instead.I honestly think I'd vacation in Syria before I ever visited south carolina.Used to golf in Myrtle beach twice a year.Haven't been there since before 9/11 and I haven't missed those smelly southerners one bit.

  • Victorious Yankee
    Victorious Yankee 6 days ago +1

    Hey you filthy, illiterate, sister molesting confederate chimpanzees, you know if you tried to secede again we real Americans wouldn't lift a finger to stop you mongrels this time.Heck, we'd move heaven and earth to make it happen.Then we real modern Americans wouldn't have to drag you worthless losers around anymore.

  • William Dunn
    William Dunn 6 days ago

    15:59 >Implying the USA has a culture

  • William Dunn
    William Dunn 6 days ago

    Nice to his dogs!

  • Meep Changeling
    Meep Changeling 6 days ago

    Oh my god... This shit was 200 years ago. There aint shit you can do about it. There's NO REASON to care about it. Everyone just shut the fuck up and focus on real problems. Like rebuild our crumbling road system, developing sustainable power systems that dont stop working when the sun goes down, and developing space flight so we can mine asteroids for the trillions of dollars in materials available within them. Seriously, who the fuck cares if your great great great grandfather was a slave? Only people with so little self worth they feel their ancestors lives matter in any way other than "they existed".

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 6 days ago

      Wow, what a temper tantrum! This snowflake needed a trigger warning!! LOL.

  • RAM1
    RAM1 6 days ago

    I don't think anyone should be able to have confederate statues taken down because the statues are of people who supported immoral things like slavery if nobody can stop a statue of SATAN HIMSELF from being erected (and it was).

  • Mysunettingpoem
    Mysunettingpoem 6 days ago +3

    Is the Swastika a symbol of hate? Yes, Germany doesn't fly the Nazi flag or have monuments of Hitler to "remember history"

  • James Vermont
    James Vermont 6 days ago

    The best part of the "Who was working that farm?" question was the small tweak on his jacket he did beforehand. Smooth as fucking silk.

  • aurelle champagne
    aurelle champagne 6 days ago

    People are so stupid.They turn complete freaks into celebrities.

  • doggonepoint gooddogbacking

    "Grow a penis." The funniest Agnew joke I've ever heard.

  • MoreDetonation
    MoreDetonation 6 days ago

    9:34 neckbeard in the chin and the heart

  • Trigger Warning
    Trigger Warning 6 days ago

    From a historical perspective the 9% who said both were right while I dont condone the nature of slavery and I believe the north won as they should have the south was ar the time fundamentally falling apart economically the slaves provided inexpensive work for their most profitable export.
    Robert E. Lee's stance was more of a necessary evil to keep the fundamental economy of the south.
    This financial state was shown after the war with voting rights stripped and the rights of specifically whites created a hole in the south creating poverty and leading to the first iteration of the Klan which was a theatre group (fun fact) who disband and reformd into a hate group
    And no I am not racist I am a history nerd (full disclosure) also a couple of quotes he pulled within 1 page dull the statements I encourage people to read the documents and look into the subject by far one of the most interesting in American war history

  • Red Horse
    Red Horse 6 days ago

    Back in middle school, at St.John Vianney Catholic school in Janesville WI, we were explicitly taught that the Civil war was not about slavery at all, but only about states rites. We were also taught that in order for something to be a fact, it didn't have to be true, you just had to be able to "prove" it.

  • cole richardet
    cole richardet 6 days ago

    What was the second part of Larry David's surprise? i didn't understand it?

    • cole richardet
      cole richardet 6 days ago

      cioda thanks man.

    • cioda
      cioda 6 days ago

      they didnt say exactly, but given the context, its probably that his family did own slaves in the past

  • Mike derry
    Mike derry 7 days ago

    how is this crackhead any ways not even close to funny

  • Bound4Earth
    Bound4Earth 7 days ago

    People tend to forget that it was not completely about ending slavery from a moral standpoint. The north wanted to end slavery because they could not compete. It is important to remember that it was not a 100% moral reason for ending slavery. The north also wanted slavery but could not compete with the already heavily established south as prices of slaves had gone up substantially. The north were not morally superior in that regard. If we forget and distort history we tend to repeat the mistakes of the past.

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 7 days ago

      Every true Union State peacefully and voluntarily abolished slavery years before the Civil War. By contrast, the rebel states seceded, started a war, and killed hundred of thousands of American soldiers to try to expand slavery, and preserve slavery forever. Choosing the morally superior side depends on whether you believe slavery is morally wrong.

  • Sekaye K
    Sekaye K 7 days ago

    When I tried the sideways toaster trick I thought I was a genius. Until it started smoking.

  • Xophe A'dethri
    Xophe A'dethri 7 days ago

    Coming soon: Civil War 2020

  • Jamie Ross
    Jamie Ross 7 days ago

    Nobody going to mention SEXAFUNDER?

    CMPVTR CLVB 7 days ago +1

    People from the South are like humans whom evolution forgot.

    • MegaStick93
      MegaStick93 4 days ago

      CMPVTR CLVB You know a lot of black people are from the south, a lot of native Americans are from the south, so is it an imaginary demarcation line that blocks evolution? Or are you 12 and think only white people are from the south? Or is it that if you make such a totally random statement like that, you somehow feel you must automatically be smarter than...someone?

  • Kobe Smith
    Kobe Smith 7 days ago +1

    Alexander Stephens looks like Jackie Earle Hailey, anyone else or is it just me?

  • alex flook
    alex flook 8 days ago

    Please remove every statue of Winston Churchill and Queen Victoria as they were jest horrible people.

  • Campy Camp
    Campy Camp 8 days ago

    Donald Trump: "Look at my black"

  • Campy Camp
    Campy Camp 8 days ago

    white racist Americans down south... so stupid

  • Aerin Gossett
    Aerin Gossett 8 days ago

    This sickens me.

  • Evan Hubler
    Evan Hubler 8 days ago

    As someone who was raised in Florida, they taught us in school that the civil war was about state rights to the point where if you put slavery on a test you would get the answer wrong. It’s just kind of interesting to see how messed up the school system is in terms of the Civil War.

  • jag panzer
    jag panzer 8 days ago

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  • Anne Bunster
    Anne Bunster 8 days ago +1

    Stephen Colbert is my favorite person alive.

  • Seth Harvill
    Seth Harvill 8 days ago

    I believe that we should leave the memorials and statues but state that those men even though "traitors" or "liberators" fought in a great war between brothers and friends. We are Americans and we need to focus on bringing peace between the nations of the world and keep our Republic. One nation under God. IN GOD WE TRUST

  • Jim Astler
    Jim Astler 8 days ago

    Yes, slavery was a brutal part of American history - but it is history, for pity's sake! And nations who do not remember history are bound to repeat it!

    • SKX44
      SKX44 5 days ago

      We don't need glorifying statues to remember history. There's a big difference.

  • William Powell
    William Powell 8 days ago

    Slavery lasted 4 years in the CSA while it lasted 87 years in the US

    • RonPaulHatesBlacks
      RonPaulHatesBlacks 8 days ago

      Anti-Semitism lasted 12 years in Nazi Germany while it lasted centuries in the Allied countries.

  • Bolt
    Bolt 8 days ago

    Controversial opinion- i think its kinda fucked to remove a dead guys headstone even if hes a pedofile or a murder. Like come on, the guys dead, it doesn't feel right removing a headstone. But I support removing the statues of confederate traitors especially if they're on state land.

  • JWil42
    JWil42 8 days ago

    A lot of these men who fought for the South in the Civil War also fought for the United States in the Mexican-American War (and possibly against Native Americans on the frontier), so any takedown would be saying that their one misstep means that they don't get to be remembered in any positive light. Also, few, if any, of them actually owned slaves (at least two of our founding fathers owned slaves, so Trump has a bit of a point).