Wednesday, October 15, 2008

In their own words...

Some folks are apparently incapable of learning. And for some reason, far too many of them seem to be concentrated in what we euphemistically call "the Red States," that is, those that vote Republican and just happen to correspond almost exactly to the Confederate states and sympathetic (i.e. slave-owning) territories prior to the Civil War.

Remember that war? The one fought by the South in defense of treason and the right to own other human beings as chattel? The one that ended almost 150 years ago in crushing defeat for the Confederacy? Ponder that for a second - 150 years - and you'll begin to appreciate the abject stupidity of these people. A century and a half and nothing has changed in their hearts. No progress. No enlightenment. No learning. Darkened hearts and minds still filled with hate, fear, and denial. Relax for a moment and they'd disinter Jim Crow quicker'n you can say "lynch mob."

And they vote.

Someone pull the zipper on the Mason-Dixon line and let these assholes drift away to the Bermuda Triangle, willya?

[Emphasis mine as well as comments in brackets.]

The South - For Some, Uncertainty Starts at Racial Identity -
In interviews here in the Deep South and in Virginia, white voters made it clear that they remain deeply uneasy with Mr. Obama...


“He’s neither-nor,” said Ricky Thompson, a pipe fitter who works at a factory north of Mobile, while standing in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart store just north of here. “He’s other. It’s in the Bible. Come as one. Don’t create other breeds. [Uh, maybe he's both? Which makes him twice the man you are, Bubba?]

“I would think of him as I would of another of mixed race,” said Glenn Reynolds, 74, a retired textile worker in Martinsdale, Va., and a former supervisor at a Goodyear plant. “God taught the children of Israel not to intermarry. You should be proud of what you are [an asshole?], and not intermarry.” [Right - you're little more than a giant turd in the gene pool and you have the nerve to worry about 'intermarriage'?]


“He’s going to tear up the rose bushes and plant a watermelon patch,” said James Halsey, chuckling, while standing in the Wal-Mart parking lot with fellow workers in the environmental cleanup business. “I just don’t think we’ll ever have a black president.”


“He doesn’t come from the African-American perspective — he’s not of that tradition,” said Kimi Oaks, a prominent community volunteer in the Mobile area, with apparent approval. Ms. Oaks, along with about 15 others, had gathered after Sunday services at Mobile’s leading Methodist church to discuss the presidential campaign. “He’s not a product of any ghetto,” Ms. Oaks added. [Translation - he may be black, but he's no ni**er!]

At the same time, however, she vigorously rejected the idea that race would be important in the election, a question met with general head-shaking from those assembled; Ms. Oaks said she was “terribly offended,” as a Southerner, at even being asked about this. [How fucking obtuse can you be? And how can anyone expect anything to change when the so-called "reasonable" folks pretend there's nothing that needs changing?]


“I’ve always been against the blacks,” said Mr. Rowell, who is in his 70s, recalling how he was arrested for throwing firecrackers in the black section of town. But now that he has three biracial grandchildren — “it was really rough on me” [Awww! Poor baby!] — he said he had “found out they were human beings, too.” [Well, thank God for small favors.]
We shoulda let the bastards secede.

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