Friday, June 19, 2015

No Shiat, Sherlock…..

Side note: The majority of Republicans surveyed — 74 percent — consider the flag a symbol of Southern pride, while the majority of Democrats surveyed — 72 percent— believe the flag is indicative of racism.       NBC

It may not have been "politically correct," or even sensitive, to say it but Lindsey Graham put it out there for the whole world to see:

"At the end of the day it's time for people in South Carolina—to revisit that decision would be fine with me, but this is part of who we are. The flag represents to some people a Civil War and that was the symbol of one side. To others it's a racist symbol, and it's been used by people, it's been used in a racist way. But the problems we have in South Carolina and throughout the world are not because of a movie or a symbol, it's because of what's in people's heart. You know, how do you go back and reconstruct America? What do we do in terms of our history?"

That, my dear Republican presidential wanna-be, is the problem….going all the way to the beginning of the confederacy itself. 

 rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the government built upon it fell when the “storm came and the wind blew.”
"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. This truth has been slow in the process of its development, like all other truths in the various departments of science. It has been so even amongst us. Many who hear me, perhaps, can recollect well, that this truth was not generally admitted, even within their day. 
Alexander H. Stephens in his Cornerstone Speech, 1861 prior to the Civil War. 

Yes..and "what is in their hearts" is racism, superiority, hate and ignorance. This is all perpetuated BY the Right Wing, whose sway on the south DEPENDS on such beliefs. And of course, NOW they want to push the tale that the Civil War was simply a fight for "states rights" against the big ol' bad federal government. Plain and simple.

Lyndon Johnson had it right:If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."  Today, a winning strategy…….

                      Also, about that flag:


    1. " If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket."

      That is probably the biggest of the bizarre reasons why poor white Southerners keep their backwards and self-defeating loyalties to rich people who don't really care if they live or die.