CSA: The Confederate States of America
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Top Customer Reviews
This was meant as a very biting satire of American culture, race, and slavery. It succeeds on that level. The only, and minor, complaint I have is that the low budget of this highly ambitious production occasionally spoils its "reality."
Also, some folks here presume this is some sort of Spike Lee production, which is not the case. Lee was asked to put his name on it as a "presented by" for marketing purposes, a seal of approval thing, much like Tarentino has his name on some Chinese action films. This piece is entirely Kevin Willmott's baby, he's a professor in the Film Studies Department of Kansas University.
Article I Section 9(4)
No bill of attainder, ex post facto law, or law denying or impairing the right of property in negro slaves shall be passed.
Article IV Section 2(1)
The citizens of each State shall be entitled to all the privileges and immunities of citizens in the several States; and shall have the right of transit and sojourn in any State of this Confederacy, with their slaves and other property; and the right of property in said slaves shall not be thereby impaired.
It also ensured the spread of slavery into new territories:
Article IV Section 3(3)
The Confederate States may acquire new territory; and Congress shall have power to legislate and provide governments for the inhabitants of all territory belonging to the Confederate States, lying without the limits of the several states; and may permit them, at such times, and in such manner as it may by law provide, to form states to be admitted into the Confederacy. In all such territory, the institution of negro slavery as it now exists in the Confederate States, shall be recognized and protected by Congress, and by the territorial government: and the inhabitants of the several Confederate States and Territories, shall have the right to take to such territory any slaves lawfully held by them in any of the states or territories of the Confederate states.
This proves that anyone who claims that the Civil War was not, at its core, about slavery, is a liar and a fraud.Read more ›
Contrary to what some reviewers claim, the documentary is a coherent, well-worked-out speculative history of what might have happened if the South had won. Some of it is based on what the South did, or wanted to do (the invasion and subjugation of South America, for example); most of the rest seems plausible, if only in terms of "human nature".
Several reviewers correctly pointed out that all the South wanted was the right to continue to spread slavery to states entering the Union, and that it had no /intention/ of conquering the North. This overlooks the fact that the only way it could have had what it wanted was by overthrowing the US government and seizing power. The South /did/ invade the North, and had it seized Washington, it's unlikely it would have simply walked away from the opportunity to take control. Would you?
If you're expecting an SNL or MAD TV sketch, you'll be disappointed. Though there are slap-your-knee/laugh-out-loud moments, the subject matter and its basically serious presentation prevent most of it from being amusing.
Highly recommended, if you have the stomach for this sort of thing.
What got people talking about the film are the commercials. Some of them are for products and places that actually existed, like Gold Dust Twins washing powder and Coon Chicken Inn restaurants.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Boring. I think it was supposed to be funny, but like that weird British humor type of funny. We stopped watching after 30 minutes. I want a refund. It was not worth $2.99.Published 1 month ago by Librarylois
A totally badly made video. The premise upon the disjointed unconnected period jumping collection of old photographs using a black narrator is without merit and contains no depth... Read morePublished 2 months ago by TJ-STL
Thoughtful, outrageous, then chilling and sobering. The dark distant corner potential of a society.Published 3 months ago by David C. Montgomery
A great documentary. Just imagine . . . The President meeting with Herr Hitler, saving many American lives. And attacking Japan BEFORE they attack us. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Illa
I see Amazon is still selling all things Confederate.....I will not be renewing my AmazonPublished 7 months ago by choir girl