Kevin Levin Strikes Back at Yankee Apologists

Last year Kevin Levin, still smarting from seeing his Philadelphia Phillies go down to defeat in the 2009 World Series to the New York Yankees, relocated from Virginia to the greater Boston area, where he quickly embraced the Red Sox to such an extent that he may well have strangled that ball club, which has never been the same. To make things worse, the New England Patriots took notice of Kevin’s presence and soon found themselves on the short end of the score in Super Bowl XLVI … to the New York Giants. ┬áIt is rumored that Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas saw what was going on and decided to sit out the 2012-13 season, which at the moment looks like a ceremonial gesture, as no one else in the NHL is playing, either.

Now comes evidence that Kevin is striking back against Yankee apologists. Today on Civil War Memory he features a map from 1888 portraying the spread of slavery through the United States (as well as that part of British North America that became the United States). He has the temerity to ask why the map overlooks the presence of slavery in the northern colonies/states.

Here’s the map in question:

I await news that the Southern Heritage Preservation Group has extended a lifetime membership to Kevin. Apparently his hatred of all things Yankee(s) has become a cause of concern to those who rejoice in the triumph of the Union. Maybe he’ll be called Copperhead Kevin.

Kevin, we hardly knew ye.

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7 thoughts on “Kevin Levin Strikes Back at Yankee Apologists

  1. Well, I can at least appreciate that the graphic suggests that America isn’t a real nation, and that those of us descended from Virginians do not share a common origin or culture with the Yankees who settled Massachusetts. There was no “Union” with Pilgrims at that time.

    A few slaves arrived in Virginia in 1619, but there were also slaves in Massachusetts in the seventeenth century. Virginia didn’t became a true slave society though until several decades later.

    The “tree of slavery” in British North America, as opposed to the presence of slaves (which, as Massachusetts proves, doesn’t necessarily entail the total dominance of slavery), was indisputably planted in Barbados in 1640 on James Drax’s plantation.

  2. Maybe its because the number of slaves in the North was insignificant and that the primary source of wealth was never in “wringing their bread from the sweat of other men’s faces”, Throw in the fact that Ohio, and every Northern state West to it, never had slaves. Other than that, its a valid point.

    • Oh really?

      So what you are saying is that is that you just clothed yourself in slavery, smoked slavery, ate and drank slavery, taxed and spent slavery, catered to slavery and were willing to “create the Union” and “preserve the Union” with slavery until you realized that you had to play the abolition card for its diplomatic and military advantages?

  3. “It is rumored that Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas saw what was going on and decided to sit out the 2012-13 season, which at the moment looks like a ceremonial gesture, as no one else in the NHL is playing, either.”

    I hear that Kevin may be uttering evil incantations in his basement, chanting “30 more years” while wearing a combo Smith/Resch jersey.

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