21 thoughts on “Confederate Romantics Strike Again …

  1. PalmettoPatriot October 26, 2012 / 1:59 pm

    The Rainbows would like for us to believe that Jefferson Davis, Robert E Lee and Alexander Stephens were egalitarian universalists. Does anyone take them seriously? I really dislike it when they take these Modernist values from crumbling America and wrap them in a Confederate flag.

  2. Andy Hall October 26, 2012 / 2:02 pm

    For folks who will insist they’re not defending the practice of slavery, they sure spend a lot of time defending the practice of slavery.

  3. Khepera October 26, 2012 / 2:05 pm

    They’re not romantics. They’re cynical, clueless apologists for a thankfully dead system of racist white supremacy. And don’t think that they don’t realize that fact. They indulge in those moonlight and magnolia circle jerks in an attempt to assuage their misplaced feelings of guilt and embarrassment over the barbarity of their ancestors, and their own inner feelings about the wrongness of their own racism. But they know the truth deep down.

    • Hunter Wallace October 27, 2012 / 1:31 pm

      I don’t feel guilty at all.

      Africans were legally enslaved and sold to Europeans according to their own customs. If slavery hadn’t been abolished by European imperialists, it would still exist in Africa today. It actually does in some Sahel countries like Mauritania and South Sudan.

      • John Foskett October 28, 2012 / 8:12 am

        You’re the exception, however. Most of the Lost Causers, Black Confederate storytellers, Rainbow Confederates, etc. are terror-stricken by the “s” word. While I understand that, it makes them spin fantasy.

        • Michael C. Lucas October 30, 2012 / 8:29 pm

          I don’t feel guilty either. Slavery still exist even in the United States.

          • John Foskett October 31, 2012 / 7:16 am

            Here’s the test. Are you okay with the fact that secession was an act intended to preserve the institution of black slavery? Or do you have to play games about “economic causes”, “state’s rights”, and all those “Black Confederates”?

          • Al Mackey October 31, 2012 / 9:09 am

            Please show the legal instances of slavery in the United States.

          • Michael C. Lucas November 2, 2012 / 1:01 pm

            Using imprisoned labor (chain gang) labor is legal slavery and is sustained under the constitution.

            Amendment 13 – Slavery Abolished:

            1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

            2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

          • Al Mackey November 2, 2012 / 7:35 pm

            Once again you embarrass yourself, Michael. Prison labor is involuntary service, but not slavery. It’s unfortunate you continue to use words about whose definitions you have no clue. Slaves were property. Prisoners aren’t property. Notice how the amendment distinguishes between slavery and involuntary servitude. Or don’t you know the meaning of “Neither” and “nor” also?

          • Brooks D. Simpson November 2, 2012 / 7:51 pm

            I think Michael’s become an all-too-easy target, so I’m doing the humane thing.

  4. Brad October 26, 2012 / 2:19 pm

    I feel like I’m reading that could have been written in the 1830s!

  5. Hunter Wallace October 26, 2012 / 4:23 pm

    The ideal of “social equality” between the races was soundly rejected by Confederates and most anti-Confederates in the South. It was rejected into the 1970s and 1980s in the polling data that I have seen.

    Social equality is a Yankee idea drawn from Marxism and certain radical forms of Protestant Christianity that has nothing to do with Southern tradition.

    • Michael C. Lucas October 30, 2012 / 8:31 pm

      Marxism???? why does this sound familiar?

      • Brooks D. Simpson October 30, 2012 / 11:33 pm

        Hmmm … so Michael admits he doesn’t believe in equality, because it’s associated with “Marxism,” a term he still can’t define. Thanks for admitting you’re a white supremacist, Michael.

        • Michael C. Lucas October 31, 2012 / 4:19 am

          I do NOT believe in white supremacy, as much as you profess it about others, one must wonder about your malevolence and racism? I do not believe in racial supremacy at all, but your admittance and pursuit of that connotation against me and others is recorded, and can justifiably be dealt with. I believe in equality for what is equally inherent in human nature. I believe in the equality of diversity and the freedom of choice, to be or not to be, between cultures and people. I have empathy and compassion, for those who suffer in all capacity, as well as for those who were and are enslaved.

          • Brooks D. Simpson October 31, 2012 / 10:41 am

            I just read what you say, Michael. Now please define Marxism.

      • Al Mackey October 31, 2012 / 9:08 am

        Because you have no idea what it means.

  6. Bummer October 27, 2012 / 12:08 pm

    These SHPG folks are so typical of the “lost cause” mind-set. Either their ignorance is the basis of a mental disease or they have no other way to channel and validate their misguided social ineptness. I suppose it is their way to be heard and perpetuate the debate. What a waste of humanity.

    Bummer

    “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.”

    Abraham Lincoln

  7. Jerry Desko October 30, 2012 / 5:06 pm

    Sorry I am late to the program BUT, just the grammar and spelling alone make this a memorable passage.

    I wonder if the author really believes it OR he is playing to the audience of his peers.

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