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Old 04-30-2018, 09:30 PM   #1
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May 1st, 2018 : River of Blood

Isn’t that a lovely memorial.
One teensy weensy problem, like everything else connected with Trump, it’s 100% bullshit.



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“No. Uh-uh. No way. Nothing like that ever happened there,” said Richard Gillespie, the executive director of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, to the New York Times in a story that ran in 2015 during Trump’s presidential campaign.
The only Civil War battle in that area, that could have colored the Potomac red, was the Battle of Ball’s Bluff where more than two hundred Union soldiers were killed and another two hundred injured. Many were drowned and their bodies floated downriver to Washington and even as far as Mt. Vernon in the days following the battle. But that battle took place 11 miles up the river, and that site is already a National Historic Landmark. The only other blood shed on Lowes Island, according to local historian Craig Swain, was from two Union Soldiers who were killed by citizens, in 1861.
Typical Trump, blame someone else.

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The information was reportedly gathered by Trump’s people from some other people, who Trump said are historians, but whose names he doesn’t remember.
Another Trump move, rationalize the lie.

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When confronted with these facts, Trump tried to dismiss the historians saying, "How would they know that? Were they there?”
“Write your story the way you want to write it,” Mr. Trump had finally said to NYT, when they pressed too hard for evidence. “You don’t have to talk to anybody. It doesn’t make any difference. But many people were shot. It makes sense,” he said.
The base will believe anything.

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Old 05-01-2018, 07:09 AM   #2
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And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth. 'Who controls the past' ran the Party slogan, 'controls the future: who controls the present controls the past.'
1984 a how to manual in the age of Trumpism.
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Old 05-01-2018, 01:18 PM   #3
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Civil War denial.

Classy.
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Old 05-01-2018, 03:08 PM   #4
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Denial? Who's denying the Civil War? The only thing being denied is Trump's bullshit battle history.
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Old 05-02-2018, 07:38 AM   #5
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I read my Bruce Catton, Shelby Foote, and tens of others during my undergrad years. Sticking to the facts is not Civil War denial. My favorite professor was absurdly passionate about about the subject. Making up fake shit about such a well documented war is bullshit and actually pisses me off.
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