I was wondering if this matter is still kind of a taboo in the U.S. and I just wanted to talk with you guys about it here.As I have already said in some posts before I have read a very good article(a big article)about the American Civil War from a greek magazine which is about history and stuff like that. Now,I don't think the magazine is biased or anything,but I read a lot of things that take the mask off the Northern leaders and generals and their motives and they did made me like the Confederacy.When I was a kid and I didn't know anything about this whole war I was with the North.Why?For simple reasons.Because I liked the uniforms more,because I thought they wanted to liberate the black people,because I kept watching on movies and on TV that these were the "good guys" of the story. But now I like the Confederacy more.Actually,this is a sad story where a big country came into conflict and THOUSANDS upon thousands of men died. Well let's get to the main subject.I read in that magazine that Lincoln,the "symbol" of American democracy and freedom,had never actually defended a slave,but on the contrary when he was a lawyer he helped a rich guy to get a slave of his back from another State where he had run. I also read that Lincoln's speeches used to end completely different from how they begun contradicting his words and not saying anything specific but still earning the favor of the crowd and making them love him. During the war,Lincoln started behaving like a dictator.Imprisoning more than 13,000 or 13,500 people with the allegation of being "sympathetic towards the enemy",he had about 300 newspapers of the North shut down,during the war the promised the freedom of the slaves of States that he couldn't reach but didn't free any of the slaves of the lands the Union had already taken. The black people of the North were still considered as second class citizens.I read in the magazine that the Southerners were saying something like "At least in the South Old Thomas has a hut,in the North the white slave doesn't even have that". And when Lincoln ordered the recruitment of 400,000 more men there were riots which were violently suppresed.Although that's another story. Now as for Jefferson Davis,the president of the Confederacy,he is described as a very good,straightforward man,honest and generally a good president. About the Union generals well there's Sherman who is described as a psychotic guy and Grant who although was a good general and man,was an alcoholic.And there's that case about some Brown guy who invaded Southern territories before the war and started shooting white slave owners and raiding villages or something like that. So...after all that,I went to wikipedia tried to check some stuff quickly and wikipedia was kind of contradicting what I read about Davis.But anyway,can someone tell me if all the above are valid? Recently I downloaded some Confederacy songs which I really like and I want to buy a Confederacy flag,but I know that must be kind of a taboo in the U.S. and many other countries in the world,due to the misleading propaganda about "racist Southerners" that had been going on for years and due to its use by racist groups in America.