I lived with a bunch a Southern boys when I was in the military. The dumber of them, who bragged about his daddy being a member of Klan, then recused him saying, “He ain’t like that no more,” when the rest of us in the room, mostly from NY and Wisconsin were like “That’s fucked up man.” He used to say shit like, “The South shall rise again!” And we’d say, “Shit does tend to float to the top.”
Also had a long term college GF from Rock Hill, SC whose granny “just loooved them little Pickaninny kids as they were soo cute when they are little.” She said this in her spotless yellow kitchen on a bright Sunday morning after church as the fried okra spattered.
The other day, I was up in the ADK and some knob had the flag, you know the one, hanging from his house next to “Don’t Tread on Me.” My middle finger instinctively shot up, to my wife’s surprise.
So, to catch up…after the BLM folks taking the Stage, tearing down a few Confederate statues and marking shit up, I feel…like I don’t even fucking care at all. The South has a long History that is extremely significant, but we keep showing the losing side…because…why again?
Let it sink into the Swamp, take the Statues down, change the names of the US Military bases that front racist loosers, racists, or just loosers.
I mean, FFS…who does that? Any German or Apartheid South African equivalent?
Anyway, I am interested your opinions on the subject.