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2019 Glyph Comics Award Winner (BEST COMIC STRIP OR WEBCOMIC)!
Rasheed, Muhammad. "How to Start a Wo (uh, Civil Wo, that is)." Cartoon. The Official Website of Cartoonist M. Rasheed 26 Jun 2019. Pen & ink w/Adobe Photoshop color.
Anonymous - With all the talk of slave reparations should the government consider reparations to the descendants of soldiers who lost their lives fighting to end slavery?
Muhammad Rasheed - Not a single American Civil War soldier lost his life “fighting to end slavery.” That’s a myth invented by white supremacist history revisionists.
The Confederate soldiers fought for the slave holding class, and the latter’s desire to secede from the USA to pursue their dream of seizing more fertile lands in Central and South America to allow more willing and able-bodied white men to become plantation-owning lords.
The Union soldiers fought to enforce the will of the Executive Branch, with the president’s desire to prevent the slave holders from seceding from the nation, and to punish them for their greed-fueled insolence. The president freed the slaves as the ultimate war strategy to snatch the rug out from under the dreams of the slave holders, effectively ending the war.
All white soldiers on both sides received full pay and benefits. The freed Black people failed to receive the promised reparatory justice due to them, but instead had the gains of Reconstruction stripped away, were returned to a humiliating second class citizenship as well as a resurrected bondsman class through both the sharecropping and mass incarceration long-con grift, and all of this with the full support of the United States government. That’s the reason for “all the talk” of Reparations. That debt is now due.
MEDIUM: Scanned pen & ink cartoon drawing w/Adobe Photoshop color.
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