As I was reading Rebellion Blog tonight, I read the following paragraph in the post "How the Northern view shaped the Civil War":
Of course. Billy Yank (the average Northern soldier, not the uninformed pest who drops nasty comments on this and other Southern blogs) fought out of loyalty to his nation, not to "free the slaves." Problem is, the powers that be exploited those loyalties to enrich themselves and expand their power. As I've argued before, wars are fought for power and treasure, not to do good deeds.
Curious about the uninformed pest, I clicked on the link and ended up reading an uninformed post on a blog called kindredblood.wordpress.com. Don't feel obligated to bookmark it, by the way.
In the comments section, one of the respondents, it seems to me someone who has never attempted to look at another perspective of how this country might have or should have evolved differently, said this, getting my dander up: