Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Secession - Will the South rise again?

Last week, I talked about a talk show host's forum I am a member where a member used a confederate flag in his signature. Read it here. I was perusing another forum after the debate last night and I came across some of the same non-sense. This time it was a person from Arkansas and they were talking about secession if Obama gets in, particularly with Texas, Oklahoma and anther person suggested Arizona. One, what these dolts do not realize is that it will never happen, but just for arguments sake, lets say we relive the Fort Sumpter fiasco and what followed. If they think fighting the Union was rough, wait until they face M-1 Abrams tanks and attack craft such as helicopters that have FLIR. They have no clue what they are up against. It would make the Georgia-Russian engagement look like a prolonged conflict. 

The other thing they are not counting on is the utter fecklessness of the american people. If nearly half are voting for Der Fuhrer, it would seem at least half would already be against them. As much as I think that we are going to hell in a hand basket, I do not believe the time has come to secede or to dig a hole in my back yard and build a shelter, and save enough food to last a millennia. May be their time would be better spent trying to work within the system to change it. I just don't think we are at the point where anyone can rationally suggest secession or revolution. 

Back to the idiots online. Last week I withheld what board I was on when I encountered the confederate flag. I will tell you now. It was Glenn Beck's Insider Forum. You see I am a "Glenn Beck Insider," and I lurk in the forums, commenting once in a while. I have to say I was quite shocked to see a confederate flag used in a signature on Glenn's forum and more surprised that he doesn't give a damn. I did send a PM to the moderators and an email to Glenn, but I received no response. I guess Glenn & Co. agree with Nero and Chung. I expected more from Glenn, but he's a busy guy, I know. 

Let me be clear: You cannot justify a position on states rights and/or secession by flying the confederate flag. You also cannot divorce slavery from that symbol too. If you support that symbol, it's de facto that you support everything that goes along with  it. Please, don't give me some diatribe about the agrarian south being threatened and abused by the industrial north. It was about the south's view that slavery be legal in new states that entered the union, that slavery was a states rights issue. That like arguing in Hitler's Germany, if a company came out with a new oven, it had to be able to cook jews in it. It's insane. Why these missing links support slavery in 2008, I have no idea. 

The other Forum that I found genetic throwbacks on was Anne Coulter's forum. This is not as much a surprise, and at this point, considering who she is, it's not even worth the trouble. So the question remains, should states secede if Obama gets in? My answer is no, not yet. I think we can survive one Obama administration, even with a democrat congress. If they do their worst, then come and talk to me, if I am still here. Prudence and vigilance is needed here, not excessive hysteria. I am not ready to go over the cliff yet. Besides, it's not Novembet 5 yet. 

Thank you for reading this blog. 


The Right Guy said...

To anonymous:

From Mississippi's declaration of secession:

Our position is thoroughly identified with the institution of slavery– the greatest material interest of the world. Its labor supplies the product which constitutes by far the largest and most important portions of commerce of the earth. These products are peculiar to the climate verging on the tropical regions, and by an imperious law of nature, none but the black race can bear exposure to the tropical sun. These products have become necessities of the world, and a blow at slavery is a blow at commerce and civilization. That blow has been long aimed at the institution, and was at the point of reaching its consummation. There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.

Kind of interesting how it wasn't about slavery...NOT. Try again you apologist for slavery. Cacasotto.

The Right Guy said...

Hey anonymous, is it you Dave? If it is, have the guts to use your real name.

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