15 thoughts on “Quote of the Day: July 27, 2012

  1. wgdavis July 27, 2012 / 9:44 am

    Don’t do facebook. Who is the source, please?

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 27, 2012 / 9:57 am

      I don’t think that in this instance that’s important. The replies are filled with advice on how a few rifles will be enough to resist the fury of the federal government. You tell me who’s got issues.

      • Andy Hall July 27, 2012 / 10:24 am

        The quote is from a kid. Brooks is more correct in pointing out that the real problem lies with folks like Pat Hines, who spend their time fondling their guns, er, rifles, while fantasizing about violent uprising against Obamacare and the feds’ insistence that segregated schools and anti-miscegentation laws are unconstitutional.

        • wgdavis July 28, 2012 / 3:03 pm

          Frankly, I prefer the non-violent uprising scheduled for November.

      • wgdavis July 28, 2012 / 3:07 pm

        Well, if war ever does occur again I hope he’s the guy I face.

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 27, 2012 / 10:03 am

      It’s become funny. Those accused of being Rainbow Confederates say their foes are PC. Really.

      The term “Rainbow Confederate” is a PC term (yes, the anti-PC crowd has its own brand of PC) like “racist.” It has no objective meaning. It’s an epithet that means whatever the epithet-thrower intends for it to mean at any given time.

      So it’s a battle over who’s the real guardian of southern nationalism (and what that means) in which we see the usual patterns of argument (you’re a liar! you’re so PC!). The League of the South brought this on itself.

  2. John Foskett July 27, 2012 / 10:02 am

    As in about two hours (I’m building in the time to arm the stealth bombers).

  3. Bill Newcomer July 27, 2012 / 10:06 am

    …and if there should ever be another civil war, it will not be north vs, south. A better model, though only in broad outlines, for what another american civil war would look like would be the Spanish Civil War. IMHO…

    • Brooks D. Simpson July 27, 2012 / 10:10 am

      Well, it’s true that sectional divisions do not define us in the way other divisions dominate our politics. One of the problems of the southern nationalist movement is that it overlooks the extent to which the South is divided and diverse.

      • Richard McCormick July 27, 2012 / 12:58 pm

        It overlooks the extent to which the South WAS divided and diverse 150 years ago too, so why change now?

  4. Brad July 27, 2012 / 10:54 am

    That is pretty pathetic, although the subsequent replies are about 100 times worse. The most ludicrous one was about not moving the capital to Richmond. That almost reminded me of the line from Bonnie and Cylde when Faye Dunaway asks Warren Beatty what he would do differently and instead of saying I might try a different career, he talks about how he’ll hit banks differently.

  5. Bob Huddleston July 27, 2012 / 11:49 am

    In the Civil Rights struggle of the 1960s one of the Southron governors was asked why he did not advocate violent resistance to Washington, like his grandparents had done in 1860. He replied that Lincoln did not have the A Bomb!

  6. Forester July 29, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    Nothing leaves a worse taste in my mouth than violent war rhetoric. “Uprisings”, “revolutions” and “wars” are like playing the Hitler card ….. as soon as you say it, you’ve invalidated yourself. ANYONE, North or South, who would wish for another Civil War is a disgusting non-human who lacks all human compassion and empathy. Another 700,000 (or more) dead? Arms and leg and kids losing their parents and housing being burned and God knows what else? Is THAT what they want? SICK. Just plain SICK.

    If a Civil War happened, I’d become a nurse — try to alleviate what suffering I could until the damned fools stopped shooting and butchering each other.

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