History’s gone forgotten
Jimmy Carter, in yet another display of ignorance, said, in the ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ Oct. 18 show
the Revolutionary War, more than any other war up until recently, has been the most bloody war we’ve fought. I think another parallel is that in some ways the Revolutionary War could have been avoided. It was an unnecessary war.
Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive to the colonial’s really legitimate complaints and requests the war could have been avoided completely, and of course we would have been a free country now as is Canada and India and Australia, having gotten our independence in a nonviolent way.
“Had the British Parliament been a little more sensitive”, we would be having elevenses in the morning and tea in the afternoon, Jimmy. “We would have been a free country now” here in the North East, and would still be part of the Commonwealth, too. The rest of what is now the USA would have gone into separate countries (see Red Mind‘s speculation). Thank G-d the Founding Fathers and the colonists didn’t have a plan to win the peace, but instead charged right along and fought for independence.
As a Southener,and former governor of Georgia, Carter’s memory has erased the fact that the Civil War was “the most bloody war we’ve fought”. You can read about it here and here: “More Americans were killed in the Civil War than in all other American wars combined from the colonial period through the war in Afghanistan in 2001“. Amazing that Carter would forget that.
As Michael said, “I think it’s time for Jimmuh to consider that retirement home down in south Georgia”.