Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Treason In Defense Of Slavery

My not especially enligthened asshole college friend (good guy other than the fact that he liked to picks fights too much) amused me when we were roadtripping to Alabama (long story, never mind) and he said to some random local something like, "What the fuck is wrong with you people? The Civil War is over, we [Yankees] won!"

I guess what grates me about the whole "Southern Pride" thing is that political concerns of the South (good, bad, whatever) were overrepresented in Congress and in the media for decades. It's faded a bit, but once upon a time the Generic White Independent Man of Ron Fournier's dreams was Southern White Man. And all politicians in popular media were from the South. The good and/or important ones, anyway.

You aren't an oppressed, and you didn't have a noble cause in the Civil War. Deal with it.