people who argue what the civil war was about

Birt 15 okt 2019
well i tell you hwhat
SEE ME LIVE: www.gusjohnsonlive.com/
↓look down here for lots of cool stuff↓
- Twitter: Gusbuckets
- SUBSCRIBE TO THE PODCAST: bit.ly/2wA7zDR
- NEW MERCH: bit.ly/2GbM43E
Gus Johnson
PO BOX 360616
Los Angeles, CA 90036
↓FOLLOW ME HERE PLEASE↓
- Twitter: Gusbuckets
- Instagram: johnsongus
- Facebook: gustoonz
- Reddit: www.reddit.com/r/gusjohnson/
- Snapchat: motherxteresa
- Patreon: bit.ly/1TVIYyA
ok this video is about whatever just figure it out
Gus Johnson plays all sorts of characters, from Mitchell Robbins to JK Rowling to some guy in God's Country to shooting videos with his mom to I don't know why I am writing this. I am Gus. I wrote this.
Thanks for watching and sharing! Don't stab people. I'll see you later.

Ummæli

  • for more cyberbullying follow me on twitter @Gusbuckets

    • @Curia Regis still waiting for that "backlash". Guess you guys are the snowflakes now 😂

    • @James Sims does he care? He has 2 million other ones

    • @Be the change why would it hurt YOUR feelings if you arent racist?

    • @Be the change vro U R the guy in the video

    • @Cpt Otis this thread is pretty long and pretty old, so I'm not going to go back and refresh my self completely. I am aware that there is no way to decouple Slavery from the Civil War, and I have little to no sympathy for "muh Southern Cause". That being said, Imagine a scenario where the Southern economy wasn't reliant on slave labor, would it have been justifiable for the Federal Government to enact policy that favored one domestic industry at the cost of another? (I personally lean towards free trade, but I understand why protectionist policy may be necessary at times.) Nobody ever wants to talk about the grey areas. There were loads of wonderful people who were dedicated to abolition, but there were also those who's allegiance to the North revolved around their financial interests.

  • Your not even mentioning the other thing about the civil war: “I dIsPlAy ThE cOnFeDeRaTe FlAg BeCaUsE iTs My HeRiTaGe” There’s nothing to be proud of there, just admit that you like it because your racist, honesty is the best policy

  • I love how he has a bass pro shops hat

  • States rights to what? What is the right of the states you want to protect? Oh that’s right, to enslave and own other people and be racist

  • Nothing about history or war is that simple and governments are never benevolent. That's why the founders penned the constitution, to keep government in check. The founders knew the danger of having a centralized government. So... do the math. Was it really about slavery? Here's a hint. The same forces who wanted power then are still using this same history to gain power now. Reality is, we were all slaves. That's how civilization was built. Once we understand that, and who the real enemy is, we can move forward.

    • No it was 100% about actual slaves, stop trying to have an edgy existential crisis -A guy who has college level knowledge on the civil war and American history

    • Actually the real slaves were the slaves

  • How many times did you attempt this? Lmao

  • History is always written by the one who wins

  • I think the last i staying was unintentional.

  • The north was more racist because they didnt want the slaves to take their jobs, mean while the south wanted the slaves for work. Still wrong but if the southerners wanted slaves they couldn’t hate black people to the max because they sure couldn’t so the work.

    • The south was literally as racist as it gets (and it’s still the most racist place in America today, and throughout the rest of American history). Don’t try to justify literal slavery because you don’t understand Jack shit about what happened -A guy who has taken college courses on American history (in the south!)

    • They used black people because they didn't even see them as human, but as property and free labour. So yes the south was racist to the max.

  • 0:12 may I say that that was almost a perfect cut the only problem is that some of the colors changed if you kept it red it would have passed

  • Un-factual representation, the racist would have a comeback like calling the other guy a racial slur or saying no you

  • Originally, it was about states rights. But due to the Union seeing slavery as a bad thing, it then was about civil rights. This was around 1863.

    • States rights was the southern defense of the war, but the issue of “states rights” was based on slavery, racism, and discrimination (and it often still is today!). So yes, it was about slavery.

  • How long did this take to get right?

  • So being miss informed means your racist?

  • I've watched this video at least thirty times and I still dont understand how the A & C change colors

  • To be fair slavery was definitely a major factor for most but it wasn't the sole reason they fought

    • It was the sole reason they fought, if there weren’t any slaves in the south before the war, it would have never happened. Period. I can give you the lengthy explanation for why the other reasons that people bring up really arose simply due to slavery, but for a simplification, it was slavery. -A guy who has taken civil war/American history college courses (in the south!)

  • *laughs in Australian*

  • God you Americans are obsessed with race

  • I love you gus, but man you are uneducated on this one.... You should be ashamed of this one.

    • @Legalise Meth haha nice argument you fuckin invalid

    • @Degenerate999 You're embarrassing yourself

    • @Gene Sargent what the hell are you even talking about "cry more about not being able to have slaves" are you autistic or something? Like where the fuck did that dumb statement come from?

    • @Degenerate999 lol, leftist, not liberal. Continue to cry more about not being able to have slaves

    • @Gene Sargent found the braindead liberal.

  • Remember if your not racist you have earthbending skills.(thats how he dropped just the right letters) If your not an earthbender then there is only one explanation.

  • I mean technically it did begin over states rights. The Nullification Crisis made several states think they could nullify federal laws which they deemed unconstitutional. Once Andrew Jackson threatened South Carolina to back down, other states questioned the power of the federal government as well. The main reason that the Civil War came to be about slavery was because Abraham Lincoln didn’t want foreign powers assisting the rebelling states, so he made it about slavery when the union made the emancipation proclamation. Keep in mind, Lincoln wasn’t a real hard abolitionist, he needed to make it about slavery so that the union’s plan to cut off all supplies and resources to the South would succeed without foreign influence. It’s a really interesting dynamic that I really encourage people to take a look at.

    • You are absolutely right, omitting only one major detail. The quarrel over states right became so massive BECAUSE of slavery (the fugitive act, and other similar legislation). The south mainly underwent secession due to how they were nervous about Lincoln getting into office and his previous abolitionist statements (despite how Lincoln said we wouldn’t take their slaves away)

  • Why don't u read the constitutions laid down by each state, it says their reason for separation and they all list slaves in there. One state because apparently darker skin makes it easier to pick crops in the heat or something like that. Why debate it when each state said it to begin with.

  • Atun-Shei Films would like a word with you.

  • Truthfully it was a shit ton of factors. Originally, Abraham Lincoln didn’t give a damn about the slaves, like when he wrote to his friend in 1862 and claimed “my main purpose is to unite the country... whether I save all the slaves, none of the slaves or just some of the slaves.” When he realized it could be used to his political advantage (keeping Europe out of the war) he made it clear freeing the slaves was now a goal. As for the south, they immediately considered the civil war an attack on their “right” to own another human being. Quite frankly both regions had plenty of unethical practices and I don’t think either has a moral high ground on the other. Even the abolitionists were really racist and in heavy support of segregation. In conclusion, all rights are given to one by his creator, God, the state doesn’t grant people their rights, it strips them of them and gives some back to seem as if it’s a moral leader when in reality it took something it had no right to take.

  • This short video applies to every other country.

  • Iron man

  • Got a political ad with this that’s associated with these kind of people.

  • State’s rights? State’s rights to do what?

  • Hes right actually, it was about state rights.... the rights to own slaves...

  • Some schools taught that it wasn’t about slavery, so I wouldn’t be too quick to list off these people as racists in a serious sense (as in not a meme video) a lot of them are either racist and in denial, or ignorant

    • Most of those schools are in the South, so..... (I say this as a southerner, it bleeds over into the educational system because a lot of these people are highly conservative southerners)

  • Play it slower and the guy sounds even stupider

  • It started that way but ended in something much better

  • His shirt says “I am a beacon of tolerance.”

  • www.reddit.com/r/HistoryMemes/comments/h8ce5c/checkmate_rebels_first_part_of_the_meme_by/

  • I argue some stuff and I'm not racist

    • “I’m not racist” -dude with a racially intolerant flag used to represent racism and white supremacy

    • You have a confederate flag as your pfp

  • Most Lost Causers in a nutshell.

  • 10/10

  • I wonder how many takes this took

  • Disabo

  • ahhh vine reminders are good

  • People who know nothing about history think it was ONLY about slavery. There were a myriad of issues. States right was one of the most prominent of those issues and yes that includes the right to own Slaves. Also many economic issues such as the North imposing massive Taxes on the South to fund their public works projects. Regardless it was within the preview of the states to succeed if they wanted to. Abraham Lincoln was a tyrant who didn’t believe Blacks were as smart as Whites and wanted to deport them all back to Africa or The Caribbean. He caused the deaths of over 700,000 Americans because he wanted to be right regardless the cost. Your sheer ignorance is a disgrace.

    • the southern states caused the deaths of 700.000 americans when they wanted to keep other people in bondage

    • The state’s rights aspect was a result of southern governors fearing Lincoln would end slavery if he was elected. They felt the federal government shouldn’t be able to end SLAVERY in states, making it a STATE’S RIGHTS issue. Then they seceded after Northern Congress members began trying to pass a law to abolish slavery, because they thought Lincoln would sign it. Lincoln was not a good person, and was definitely a racist himself, but that has nothing to do with the actual root cause of the war, which was slavery. The state’s rights issue was caused by slavery. Your ignorance of basic 8th grade level American History is a disgrace.

    • Wow I’m so impressed that you are so smart

  • When you're hindsight 2020, and you fail to understand history... then make a video. Might just be regional though, because where I live nobody I know who's told me about it (including schools) is 'racist'.. Strongarming a conversation to fit your views to promote there wasn't a prominent theme on race equality in the mix is also just as weirdchamp, so the video is valid (just not the kinds of situations I find in my area). I don't understand why racism still exists as a concept. We are all the same race (human, in case you didn't know), so what gives? I can answer that, but I'd rather not and let you figure it out on your own. Irony has it I just answered the question.

    • Imagine talking about history and slavery using the word Weirdchamp

  • It was states rights. Just happened those rights pertain to slavery. Was the confederacy right? No. But in a technical aspect it was about states rights

  • How did they do that? I don’t understand how the letters stayed on the board.

  • The civil war was about slavery. But at first it wasn’t

  • That was technically what the civil war was about. But abolishing slavery was just the cherry on top, the sweetness for the north and the salt for the south.

  • At *first* it was about wanting to keep the US as one, bc abe was a big ol puss puss. But then people fought about abolishing racism, so that also became a big factor.

  • "Send them back to Africa, Union" vs "Keep them as Slaves, Confederates" Everyone was as racists as people are today. The only difference was temperament between xenophillia & xenophobia. Let's not pretend xenophiles can't be racist. The war was first & foremost about succession. Lincoln offered to let the Southern states keep their institutions if they didn't break away, they went anyways. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corwin_Amendment

  • brilliant

  • Schools trying to change textbooks so that they can almost completely skip over slavery be like:

  • good joke I actually laughed out loud but it was about more things then just slavery. reply to this comment if you want to debate :)

    • yeah it was about other things, but when you say slavery wasn’t a factor you’re wrong lmao

  • I just realized his shirt says I am a beacon of ignorance

  • If allowing slavery would preserve the union I would do so - Abraham Lincoln

    • Cpt david the preservative of America mattered more to him then the abolishment of slavery, proving in fact that slavery was only a small part of what fueled the civil war

    • He said that to keep the slaving a holes apart of america weakening both sides he was always against slavery but the only way to get elected was to say he wouldn't take yo slaves

  • Love the t-shirt. Extra touch of mwah!

  • The civil war was about states rights... To own slaves.

  • That is genius

  • State's rights you say... Well, state's rights to do what?

  • Love the 2.8k racist tears in the dislike section ❤️

  • Yes. It was about states, but the reason for leaving the union was FOR slavery. So y’all keep arguing on whose right, it’s hilarious.

  • While I believe that slavery being abolished was the only good result of the Civil War, I do not think slavery was a factor at the start of the war. If it was, the Emancipation Proclamation would have been written at the very beginning of the war instead of halfway through it

    • @Lise Magic not exactly. I don't think that was THE root cause, maybe more of a secondary one. I think the root cause was that the north was in total control of the country, even though the south made more exportable products. The north made most government decisions, including ones related to taxation. They put unreasonable tariffs on products that the south needed. They made the south pay taxes so the north could build and grow. To many people, this was the same kind of taxation without representation that caused the colonies to rebel against Europe. And so they did rebel.

    • Southern congress members somewhat mistakenly thought that ending slavery was a huge goal of Lincoln’s. They didn’t think the federal government had the right to end slavery, so they seceded after he was elected. Lincoln didn’t personally care one way or another about slavery, but several abolitionists convinced him that it was very wrong and got him to sign the Emancipation Proclamation. So while the North didn’t actually fight the South over slavery, slavery was the root cause behind the issues and anger between the 2 sides.

    • It was tho slave states didnt want the union to take that right away and at first Lincoln said he wouldn't take their slaves and kept that until he realised the south wouldn't rejoin just because they could keep their slaves

  • Not only is this guy hysterical he's also brilliant.

  • What was interesting is a lot of Californians didn’t like slavery because they were mining more gold because slaves

  • "The civil war was about state's rights" "States rights to what?"

  • the A and C changed color wtf

  • The civil war was mostly about ice cream

  • This worked wayyy too well lol

  • It was about who was fancier

  • oh boy this sounds just like my grandfather

  • Can’t believe you’re still spreading propaganda like this. Marvel made a documentary about this, do your research sheeple

  • The way the A and C in the word "racist" change colors always gets me lmao

  • It should've said "I've been severely misinformed by the American public education system and lack of the powers that be fully admitting the root cause of the Civil War." That would've been more accurate. Shit, you think everyone who says this is just inherently racist? Nah, they're just reciting the same stupid shit they got an A for reciting in junior high, quit your bellyaching. Of course, if the slaves had been white Irish folk instead of black people, I imagine the Civil War would've still happened. Hell, the Union was fucking with the Confederate States' money and industry by wanting slaves to be free. Why would the people making money just roll over and let that happen? Morals?? Ha! The guys owned other people like their own personal property! The morals you know didn't fit much into their schedule, I'm sure. Point is... the Civil War was all but inevitable [and necessary] in order to free the slaves and advance the USA into national and global prosperity. And the color of the owners and slaves, if they'd even been the same color, had less to do with it than you think.

    • Anyone who refuses to admit that the war was caused by slavery after they have been informed of as such,regardless of what they learned in school, (like in this video, the guy is protesting against people who are telling him it is caused by slavery), has crossed the bridge from being ignorant to being racist.

    • @Cpt david correct, thanks for the reiteration.

    • State rights to own slave that's the biggest issue no two ways about it slaves were a big economic resource to the south that they were afraid to lose

  • The csa was it’s own country so it had the right to do whatever

  • The civil war was about the states right to be racist

  • The American civil war was a class struggle brought on by the material conditions of the time. Of course slavery was a huge factor, but in a broader sense, the war was fought over the conflicting material interests of Northern capitalists and Southern slavers.

    • @Owen Taber By class war, I mean a war fought over the differing material interests of two classes. Slavers were not a monolith, but their distinct material interest in the preservation of slavery made them a class, you see? The Southern slavers, as a class, attempted to establish a new society in which they would be the ruling class, and this was in conflict with the material interests of Northern liberals.

    • Bolbi Bonds what do you mean class war? These weren’t monolithic social classes that owned slaves, they were slave owners. It wasn’t a class, but more of a group or even a region. And “Northern Capitalists” makes no sense, because after the invention of the cotton gin, slavery made the north rich too. The war was purely about abolishing slavery, not about money or anything like that

    • @Jt Thomas A class war over the issue of slavery, yes.

    • So owning slaves

  • What the heck that execution was so fricking good

  • Yo Eddie is a racist? that's unacceptable. Unsubbed and unbothered.

    • @Brooklyn_gargarbinksHE IS A RACIST. UNSUBSIDIZED AND DISLIKED😠😠😠😠😠👎👎🖕👎🖕👎🖕👎🖕👎🖕👎

    • I can’t tell if your being sarcastic or if your just an idiot

  • It WAS about states rights! The right of the states to own slaves.

  • Well lincoln didnt want to free the slaves to begin with that first happened at the end of the war

    • He didnt because he didnt want the south to leave but he always was outspoken against slavery

  • Libtard, it was about states' rights... States' right to legalize slavery

    • yeah checkmate librarians turnip 0202 🇲🇾

  • Technically it is about states' rights... the states' "right" to have slaves lol

  • XDDD excellent sight gag, rare to laugh at something this hard with such a solid and direct political message, very well done

  • 2.7k dislikes My hope for this world continues to dwindle

  • In high school a kid tried to say the civil war was about state’s rights, and our history teacher walked right up to him and leaned in close to his face and asked “A state’s right to what?”

  • My high school history teacher thought us slavery was the smallest factor... he comes from the south.

  • This shit is hilarious

  • the 2.7k that disliked are small pp racists

  • Wait... I grew up in Georgia and in middle school, we had to write a long ass essay on why the Civil War was *not* about slavery but *was fought over states’ rights and THAT’S DIFFERENT*. I... didn’t write the essay, so I never fully realized what bullshit it was until now.

    • Mallory Rivers Well, I’m glad you understand now. We need some serious reform in the American History curriculum.

    • Like I knew it sounded like bullshit (that’s part of why I didn’t write it) but I never realized *how *bullshitty the bullshit was

  • Fun fact: the Confederate flag flown today wasn't even used in the civil war

    • It was It just wasn't the Confederacy's official national flag. It was a battle flag, but it was used a lot

  • People don't realize that the Confederate declaration of independence mentions slavery 18 times, but never the economy, heritage, or way of life

  • that "I am a beacon of tolerance" shirt is so damn funny

  • "The Civil war was about slavery" "So hundreds of thousands of white people died to free the slaves?" "The Civil war was not about slavery"

    • No, you had it right the first time. It was about slavery. Nobody who's saying it was has any issue with the Union soldiers; just the Confederates. The Union was the good guys.

  • To put it bluntly, they wanted to own black people and they didn't care much how.

  • It wasn’t about slavery until like half way through it. The main drive for the north was that they didn’t want to split. South thought their way of life was threatened. BOOM

    • Lise Magic I’m aware. What you don’t understand is that we identify nowadays the main problem was slavery, but to people back then, many didn’t give a shit if slaves were freed, as long as the country came back together. People only started using slavery as a cause until half way through it.

    • frezn So what? My point still stands.

    • Lise Magic Nice. This was posted a month ago. Bit late to the debacle.

    • frezn If the root cause of the issues that led to fighting was slaves, then the cause of the civil war was slavery. Every other factor had slavery at its core.

    • Dr. Mechano For the south it was the main cause. For the North, they just didn’t want a divided country. Many people in the north didn’t find slavery as appalling as people do now.

  • Lol I luv how all the assholes that support succession act sooo proud for America... Do they realize that the inbred south succeed from the USA & waged war against us? There were soo many acts of war, terroristic acts actually, that were done, against the USA & one of their sympathetic men assassinated one of the greatest Presidents ever. But idiots still claim it GTFO here w that shit! You lost the war & were traitorous assholes so flying the flags w ur "stars & bars" is only a sign of your ignorance & anti-American scheme.

    • Also, Lincoln was a REPUBLICAN that you claim to love...

  • It didn’t start because of slavery but the emancipation proclamation made it about slavery.

  • I just like to believe that not all Confederates were racist, most were probably kids joining in the fight to make their family proud or some shit. Same with the Union.

    • I'd believe that if you didn't have the brother kill brother in border states

  • How the he'll did the A and C change colors?

  • I mean that is what it was about. The federal government. Slavery just happened to be how they sold it to everyone, just like they do to this day. they will put you in a position where if you disagree you look like a douche.

  • "the civil war was about state's rights!" state's rights to what exactly?

  • I think this is one of my favorite Jus Gohnson bits, that or "this video is for tax write off" Edit: "if john wilkes booth had sneezed" is pretty up there too