macdaddy wrote: slowshooter wrote:
No I mock you.
Once again (as usual) - wrong.
You pick at an old wound, get folks excited, then insult them. What the bolshies used to do in poli sci class at old DU in the '80s; "baiting." Knowing all along that you have no argument. Simply bring up an old wound.
Old wound? You must be a lot older than you look. I don't remember anyone here claiming to have fought for the Rich Men of the South.
I have one, slow. Me Gaelic ancestors were brutalized by the Romans. They were even - gasp! enslaved!! So, as per your "reasoning" I must reject the culture of those who inherited the Roman Empire. I must spit on grandpa's grave (Spaniard) and hate my Italian extended family. No more Italian - style seafood!! No more praying in Latin!!
If you want to carry around the pain and agony of your ancestors past. That's okay by me.
But, I give you props for not hiding in a miasma of BS with 3 inch visibility to protect your pride.
You don't seem to be dodging the facts to keep your head held high.
On the other hand, until the South can admit that their States bear responsibility for the Civil War, because keeping slaves meant more to them than staying in the Union, not much is going to change down there.
They have engaged in a widely adopted bit of artifice for generations... In doing so they prove every day they will believe damn near anything as long as it's framed the same way. And so, they do.
It's one thing to believe that no matter what you did, no matter how traitorous, the blood of your enemy never stained your hands. Quite another when result of your actions covers you in your own son's blood and you cry out "it's not my fault".
The South needs to cop to their own lying, move on, and get in step with the rest of the Nation. Until then they'll be prone to the same populist demagogues that drove them to war over a hundred years ago. Believe one lie you tell yourself - and you'll believe any lie that's convenient.
Nah, some in the South never be free from the chains they have wrapped around themselves to protect their pride.
All this for a bowl of borscht.