Mandeville, LA – Exclusive Transcript – It’s kind of like saying harnessing the knowledge and the technological expertise that it took to be able to split an atom yielded medical breakthroughs that would have previously been impossible. Splitting the atom and radioactive isotopes and using them leads to all manners of chemotherapies and treatments for cancers, all sorts of nifty things that we have learned after being able to split the atom. It also led to being able to build the most ghastly explosive device in the history of the known universe. Check out today’s transcript for the rest…
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Here's a quote from Mike's interview with Kirkpatrick Sale, for the rest be sure and check out today's transcript, "The purpose of [the Emancipation Proclamation] was to destroy the Southern economy. The idea was that the slaves would rise up on the plantations and take over the plantations so that foodstuff couldn’t go to the Confederate Army, and maybe they would even start to kill here and there on the plantations, and that would bring the soldiers back home to defend their wives and children. That was the idea of the Emancipation Proclamation. Of course, it didn’t achieve what it intended to do. All it served to do at the time was to give the North and the army of the North a cause that they didn’t have before, a kind of John Brown cause of freedom, liberty for the blacks that they had not had before. Before, they had just been fighting to preserve the union, and that didn’t animate the army the way the idea of freedom animated it. The battle cry of freedom became their battle cry."
Mandeville, LA - Exclusive Transcript - Imagine the big, bad Syrian military in 1863 and 1864 hearing of the atrocities being committed by the Union army, at the command of General Sherman and at the highest command by President Lincoln, sending their troops into Georgia to stamp out the Union army. You may say those people in the South were being trampled upon. There was total war. Civilians were being targeted. I guess the Syrians then would be doing the people of Georgia a favor. Would they not, though, be allying themselves with one of the factions that is involved in an internecine struggle? If you do that and your side doesn’t win, then you have created what? You’ve created a new enemy. You’ve guaranteed that you now have a new war economy. Check out the rest in today's transcript...