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  •  Nostaligia for the days of slavery (4+ / 0-)

    But please, whatever you do, don't you dare accuse these folks of racism.  I mean, just look at how racially inclusive they are:

    Georgia law honors "those who served in its armed forces and government, and all those millions of its citizens of various races and ethnic groups and religions who contributed in sundry and myriad ways to the cause which they held so dear."
    See?  There must have been loads of black folks who were happy to contribute to this cause they doubtless held so dear.  After all, as some of our dear Republican friends have reminded us recently, slaves got "free room and board" from their benevolent white masters.  Who'd want to give up a sweet gig like that?

    Seriously, these people need to be recognized for what they are.  They're a bunch of unrepentant racists who are pining for the return of a form of government that kept people in bondage based on their skin color.  A century and a half have passed since the end of the Civil War, and they still can't admit that they lost, let alone that they were grievously, horribly wrong.

    I honestly cannot understand why we continue to treat these people as loyal, patriotic Americans.  They're defenders of a bunch of traitors to the Union.  Both that and their racism should be called out every time they want to discuss their "glorious" Confederate heritage.

    "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

    by FogCityJohn on Wed Apr 03, 2013 at 01:33:08 PM PDT

    •  Stop euphemizing it as the War Between the States. (0+ / 0-)

      It was the War to Preserve Slavery, launched and ultimately lost by the CSA.

      •  And they were and still are (5+ / 0-)

        treasonist sociopaths.

        The word treason must be applied to them much more often 'cause that's exactly what they were and still are.

        "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

        by BrianParker14 on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 08:53:59 PM PDT

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        •  And these uber patriots (0+ / 0-)

          Are the first to talk secession as soon as Democrats, especially black ones, are elected and follow policies they don't like.
          They invoke an interpretation of the Constitution used by their ancestors to defend slavery, a version repudiated by a war they started, a version they claim gives each of their states the right to ignore and override the Federal government when it suits their purpose.
          And yet theses unrepentant nullifying states righters consider themselves the "real Amerkans" and refer with pride and victimhood to the "War of Northern Aggression".

          Call them out for what they are: "Slavery apologists" and "racists" looking for high sounding principles they can use as excuses to keep the "wrong" people in their place.

          Blue is blue and must be that. But yellow is none the worse for it - Edith Sidebottom

          by kenwards on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 06:03:39 AM PDT

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          •  IIRC they supported the King (0+ / 0-)

            against the Colonies revolution against England.
            Lincoln made a big mistake by treating them as Americans.

            "I freed a thousand slaves, I could have freed a thousand more if only they knew they were slaves" Harriet Tubman

            by BrianParker14 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 at 03:01:26 PM PDT

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    •  In honor of "Homage to Slavery" Month, let's (6+ / 0-)

      all take the middle name of "Beauregard."

      Even better when you title yourself "Colonel."

    •  thank you, sir! may I have another? (0+ / 0-)

      My heroes have the heart to live the life I want to live.

      by JLFinch on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 10:39:16 PM PDT

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