"There will soon come an armed contest between capital and labor. They will oppose each other, not with words and arguments, but with shot and shell, gun-powder and cannon. The better classes are tired of the insane howling of the lower strata and they mean to stop them."
William Tecumseh Sherman
(1820-1891) General Commander of the United States Army
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A very arrogant aristocrat. Staunch catholic, banker to boot. Ruthless, with blood in his eyes. Tyrant of the worst kind. Doing the killing and genocide of hundreds of thousands of southern peoples, native and European. A legacy of shame upon the people of America. He is dirt in the road.
Semper Fi
 -- Ronw13, Yachats Or     
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    Ronw13 has it right.
     -- Jim K, Austin     
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    Ronw13 again said some of the nicest things about the man that could be said. Capital is a measured value of labor so, capital opposing labor would be a schizophrenic dilemma. Even through investment, capital is the laborer's extended self into the market place of commerce (financing an endeavor as a stock holder or otherwise).
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The War Between the States was over state sovereignty rather than slavery. But put in this perspective of armed contest between capital and labor, the war is made clearer. The slaves of the South were a powerhouse of labor. The Northern economy was based on commerce of capital. Slavery in itself helped create the division, and it was for economic reasons that the South chose to get out from under a system in which they became in debt to the northern and federal states. The Southern economy's dependence upon slave labor was its ultimate death knell as slavery had been becoming increasingly unpopular in Britain and Europe.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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