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  •  If Southern men cared about facts and stats (2+ / 0-)
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    Pometacom, greengemini

    they never would have rolled the dice on the Civil War. The Confederates knew perfectly well the Union had a large advantage in men and and even larger advantage in the industrial capacity needed to manufacture war materiél. They didn't care; they had a belief in intangibles, in their own martial spirit, and in what we might call Leementum.

    Of course, repeal of Obamacare doesn't make for much of a Lost Cause. But it's past time the Southern whites realize all that martial courage, all those traditions, that whole Southern way of life, were built around something sick that lived, in its twisted way, into the 1960s. Once that's clear, we can hike through the cypress swamps together.

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