Guess we will watch a video today:
Here’s an excerpt from South Carolina commissioner John McQueen speaking before the Texas Convention: South Carolina was moved to strike the first blow because the Black Republicans threatened to abolish slavery and elevate the negro to equality with White people.
“Her legislature was called in extra session to cast her vote for president and vice-president, through electors, of the United States and before they adjourned the telegraphic wires conveyed the intelligence that Lincoln was elected by a sectional vote, whose platform was that of the Black Republican party and whose policy was to be the abolition of slavery upon this continent and the elevation of our own slaves to equality with ourselves and our children, and coupled with all this was the act that, from our friends in our sister Southern States, we were urged in the most earnest terms to secede at once, and prepared as we were, with not a dissenting voice in the State, South Carolina struck the blow and we are now satisfied that none have struck too soon, for when we are now threatened with the sword and the bayonet by a Democratic administration for the exercise of this high and inalienable right, what might we meet under the dominion of such a party and such a president as Lincoln and his minions.
It is from under such dominion that South Carolina respectfully invites you to unite in forming a Government with a homogeneous people, identical in interest with you, and whose effort it will be to perpetuate the institutions of our fathers.”
The racial differences between Southerners and Northerners are mentioned. The Cavalier Question has been addressed several times here. We have already seen how Southern ethnonationalism developed in the 1850s in reaction to the spread of European ethnonationalism.
Update: Alex Kurtagic has an article on the absolute evil of equality.
Note: The war wasn’t a tragedy. No war in American history was more justified than the War Between the States. If the Confederacy had won that war (the war to stop Yankees from creating BRA), the Black Undertow wouldn’t be terrorizing White people in the North and the South in the 21st century.