Skip to comments.Disease underlies Hatfield-McCoy feud
Posted on 04/05/2007 7:10:03 PM PDT by Dysart
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I love your tagline!
Recent (2000) reunion photos:
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Hatfield here. It was definitely the McCoys! BWAHHAH!!
The disease lives on in hundreds of commuters on our nation’s freeways.
Okay, enough with the hillbilly incest jokes, everyone.
There is a serious side to this:
Consider the reasoning of the left regarding homosexuality: they’re born that way, there may even be a gene that causes it, therefore it’s morally neutral, not a sin.
Apply the same reasoning to the McCoys. Shall we therefore conclude that wrath and murder are not sins because we have identified a genetic condition that predisposes some of us to wrath and murder?
Then why apply that reasoning to sodomy?
No kidding. I was cautioning one of my new delivery guys who just moved here from another state about the dangers of driving the DFW area freeways, and to lookout for the bad-ass Bubbas and big rigs. I'm not sure he fully appreciates (yet) my earnest little speech.
Medical condition? Hardly.
I have a source that establishes their muslim background.
Jihadis before jihad.
The book I read on the subject suggested that the Hatfields were the aggressors and the McCoys were the ones on the defensive, for the most part. That said:
1. The writer admitted that he was doing his best guess of the facts and had to deal with a lot of contradictory accounts.
2. The McCoys definitely broke the law on a few occasions, although not as often as the Hatfields.
I was born in that area of the country - my people have inhabited that area since the early 1800s. My grandfather used to tell me his great-grandfather came over here from England because they wouldn’t let him grow a beard. My ancestors came here from places like Ireland, England and Scotland to get away from people telling them what to do, they high-tailed it up into the hills because they were independent, hard-headed people.
Hot tempers come naturally to these people (myself included).
My Mom is a McCoy, and they believe it was the Hatfields that started the feud, and we ended it, when Roseanne McCoy married a Hatfield.
Naw. Nothing at all.
Well, at least no bagpipe jokes - yet.
My brother’s best friend growing up was a McCoy. He was a descendant of the clan and he had a terrible temper. One time he got mad at my brother and blew up our mailbox with cherry bombs. Sadly, he committed suicide in his early 20’s.
THE BLUE PEOPLE OF TROUBLESOME CREEK
(The story of an Appalachian malady, an inquisitive doctor, and a paradoxical cure.)
I remember reading that story when it was first published in 1982 - I’ve posted it several times over the years.
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