It´s a miracle! A fascinating and compelling movie whose plot is driven by the protagonist´s fidelity to the Constitution. (In fact there were more mentions of the Constitution than any other movie I have ever seen.) You have never seen a movie like Copperhead, and you ought to take the opportunity to see it on a big screen if you live in one of the forty-some cities where it is opening today. But even if you don´t, it is available today via all on-demand platforms, which is a great strategy to reach the widely dispersed audience
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Bill the Cat, 6/28/2013 7:33:37 AM (No. 9397995)
I´ll have to see it to really judge the movie. However, the war would not have started had the Confederates not attacked Ft. Sumter. It is THEY who started it, in their desire to perpetuate slavery (much in the same way that pro-abortionists today try to kill as many children as possible).
And, IMHO, Copperheads were both traitors and Democrats (but I repeat myself).
I´m a history buff. The Civil War, Alamo, WWI and WWII with the Old West thrown in. I absorb every book and movie about such events. Here´s my problem now, with the coming of the messiah, obama, I have soured on anything depicting blacks a superior in anything or thinking they are moved by or thinking of this Republic. I´m not imagining this because blacks prove me right everyday. No I won´t spend my meager disposable income on this movie. Yes, I sound racist but I had faith in all men and races before this administration came along. Not anymore, blame it on obama. Sorry Thomas Lifson I´ll just have to accept your opinion of the movie and just move along.
Soros/Obama predicated Zippy´s runs for the presidency on race, using it to justify his lack of experience, his refusal to prove his eligibility, while lulling ignorant blacks to vote for him as a point of honor--and doing everything he can to divide the races!
He proceeded to slap our country in the face, lying through his Marxist teeth while kicking loyal Americans you know where.
Obama is a traitor deserving every ounce of condemnation we can heap upon him.
Being of like mind that the Civil War should never have happened, I did a search to find a theater in my area. Very few in Texas, and none in my area.
I believe that, had the South been allowed to leave and not been invaded, the two countries would have formed strong partnerships and would have eventually re-united.
Studying American history from its beginnings and the understanding that the US was a voluntary union of states, will lend the perspective that they had a right to secede, much like the conservative Colorado counties have a right to their own destiny.
The founding documents indicate that government rules by the consent of the governed. The states, in joining the American confederation of states, did not give up their liberty to choose their destiny.
The war was a great tragedy for the nation, and most homes both North and South were touched with death, maiming, and suffering.
I read Thomas DiLorenzo´s book, "Lincoln Unmasked", and started looking into this fascinating alternative view of the Civil War. Lincoln sent his forces into the South while Congress was not in session. He could have called them back, but did not. The driver seems to have been the new Confederate Constitution which declared a free-trade zone at all Southern ports. At that time, before the income tax, most of Federal revenues came from tariffs on imports/exports. The South accounted for 2/3 of this revenue. The expected loss of revenue was the decisive issue in Lincoln´s motivation to go to war. When the war began, there were more slave states in the Union than in the Confederacy.
During the War, Lincoln had over 30,000 northerners arrested (including John Wilkes Booth) for not supporting his War. Publishers in disagreement were jailed, their presses were smashed. Lincoln even issued an arrest warrant for the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Luckily the person directed to deliver/enforce it was not so bold.
It´s a tad more complicated than that #1. The South was an export based economy and the North imposed import tariffs appeasing the rising influence of the industrialists. Europe´s response was of course to impose tariffs on Southern cotton. Yes crony capitalism at it´s worst; Northern fat cat industrialists and their political class against Southern plantation fat cats and theirs with 600K dead common folk stuck in the middle and we didn´t learn. Plenty of well intended folks in their hearts were fighting against slavery or for the constitution. Without those parallel social causes tugging at the people the economic root causes would not have driven us to national suicide.
The people who started the shooting in the Civil War did so to protect their status quo - which was Whites being superior to blacks - slavery being the principle symbol of that superiority. Like today, only the politicians harrumphed and declaimed about the Constitution, and did so only to obfuscate. The Republican movement was primarily a demand for the country to live up to it´s founding principles, treating blacks as human beings and not property.
The Democrats, elitists then and now, committed atrocities in their attempts to stop this idea. Before the war, they murdered their way through territories voting to become states, slaughtering the people there who disagreed with slavery, in attempts to boost the number of American states agreeing to permit slavery. They hired mercenaries to subvert (or overthrow) new democracies around the Caribbean to create slave states where they could buy and sell their human property.
I have to ask if ´Copperhead´ is merely propaganda? I´m not saying there weren´t Democrats who hated slavery, but the people usually called ´Copperheads´ were called that because they sympathized with the Southern cause. And frankly, any war on this scale is going to sweep up people who were innocent of any wrong doing.
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