Skip to comments.White Southerners Drag This Country Down
Posted on 09/19/2004 7:57:12 AM PDT by chasio649
Don't get me wrong. I live in the south, and I love the south. I spend my Saturday afternoons watching the Georgia Bulldogs and other southern college football teams; I enjoy true quality peaches and real grapes known as scuppernongs; I eat my fatback and grits; and the people are very nice. I simply disagree with them about politics and religion. The political beliefs of white southerners drag this country down.
It has always been this way throughout American history starting with the issue of slavery. Most northern states gave up slavery as early as 1800, but for economic reasons, southerners refused to give up on the heinous institution. Everyone knows slavery was an economic advantage for a few wealthy landowners. They used their political clout to completely control and influence society. Having slaves was a detriment to the poorer whites as well, because they could not compete with free labor. Yet, rich whites owned the newspapers. The editorial pages were filled with pictures of what would happen if slaves were freed. (Black men would go with white woman. OOOOH! How abhorrent.)
We all know what happened. The bloodiest war in American history broke out. And it was not even because the north was going to force the south to give up slavery. It was because the country elected a president--who for the first time--was going to morally condemn slavery. This was a slap in the face to the south. The south defended the institution of slavery, and the southern Baptist religion was even founded on this moral defense. There is no argument today. At least not a reasonable one. The south was wrong. And the south was wrong during the Civil Rights battle one hundred years later.
The south is still wrong. If it wasn't for white southerners, George W. Bush would have no chance of getting elected. He can rely on the south to vote for him in a block. What's wrong with Bush?
Then there is the war on terror which has been one colossal blunder after another. Let's make this clear. Mr. Bush was not the victim of bad intelligence. He deliberately mistated the intelligence that he did have--an impeachable offense. Starting a war of aggression for phony reasons is a crime against humanity.
It is evident that we have a redneck gangster as president. Unfortunately, white southerners by and large support him even though his policies such as his tax cuts for the rich hurt working class southern whites. Their blind loyalty brings this country down.
About the author Mark Gelbart: I've written a novel entitled Talk Radio. I'm still looking for a publisher.
"If it wasn't for white southerners, George W. Bush would have no chance of getting elected. "
If it weren't for white southerners.
The aspiring novelist doesn't understand the subjunctive mood.
Just drop all those red statse into the ocean, eh?
Cool! Just substitute the word "black" for the word "white" and the word "democrat" for the word "Republican" and you've got a screed that that every ultra-left wing, neocommunist liberal would find objectionable!
The author sounds like another color blind educated idiot who knows nothing about history but deems himself an authority on southern history because he happens to live in the south. This writer may live in the south, but he has never been - nor will he ever be - a true southerner.
Reminds me of my daughter's history teacher who pukes on the south at every opening of mouth. One time my daughter asked her why she "knew" these things to be true of the south, and if she had ever spent any time there or just learned her base from watching television? The teacher responded with a firm defense of her base of thunk on the south by explaining that she drove thru it once on the way to Florida! I kid you not..........
Humanity is doomed!
That alone should get this thread pulled.
Ladies and gentlemen, the textbook definition of a "Damnyankee."
The Northerners say we are dragging them down. LOL. Is this the Confederacy's revenge?
As Moses said, "Let my people go!"
I know that great beaches, women, football and lifestyles are to be had in the South.
GW will be reelected, thanks to the South.
Sorry I didn't put you in the ping. I know you have something to say about this topic.
Right! The world just hasn't been the same since the U.S. invented slavery.
I suppose that the fact that fellow black slaves were being sold to this country by other "fellow blacks", apparently united with the ones they were selling in the interests of black civil rights!
It's no wonder you're "looking for a publisher" you moron. And since you're such a champion for the anti-slavery movement, where are your efforts at halting modern slavery and the market selling little girls into a lifetime of whoredom/slavery tandem???
Bigot indeed. A self righteous dope!
Every white guy in the south is a redneck? Even I didn't know that.
Weren't there a WHOLE lot more red states than blue ones when Altoast2000 lost?
What a maroon the author must be. He claims that Southern white men have been dragging down America from the beginning. Imagine the shame we have borne for having such backward rednecks as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe (all Virginians) and Andrew Jackson as five of our first seven presidents. It is not unlike the embarassment of having had Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and J.E.B. Stuart as military leaders.
Yet another self-hating, apologist handwringer. Oh, yeah, shocked, etc.!
Moose4, you forgot to tell this silly wank to make sure he has his ID in hand because the border patrol at the Peace Bridge on the Canadian side likes to keep it moving right along. We don't need him here in the Northeast, we've got all the crybabies we can handle!