Quote(s) of the Week, September 7-13, 2014

It’s so hard to choose sometimes …

Want to know about slavery?

Slavery, was not my idea, was it yours, I did not own any,did any of you, I bet you cannot locate one single living person in America that owned a black slave, call me if you can. Oh, in my early life I kinda thought a couple of times they were talking about me, as I was working like a slave, but no, I was wrong, just some of my old memories were apparently coming through.

Yeah, we have the Eagles, Giants, Saints, what bout dem Mississippi Slaves, dem boys is good, score 47 points on dat dare field. Or , oh no, Redskins, how can you call them players R-E-D-S-K-I-N-S, we can call them, Panthers, or Bears, or Seahawks, or Dolphins, or Colts, or Indians, or RFeds, or sumpen, but not Redskins. BULLSHIT, LET’S CALL IT THAT.

Folks, have you heard about the illegal Immigration issues, and by the way, Obama says not to call the terroists, call them foreign combatants, u know wat I mean, just pretend along with me, use modern feel good names as we do not want to bomb ISIS unless we get an invitation. Yes, I suppose them invitations to come over and bomb the combatants is not a Hallmark Card is it.

Listen, modern day Morons and Morenesties, wake up, slavery was a biblical issue long before Starbucks was founded. Yeah, before Aunt Jemima pancakes, the plantations, and all that stuff, their was slavery. Before Dixie, and Cotton, Rice and Jambalaya, their were slaves. before America their were slaves. Eqypians, Greeks, Romans, Indians, Japaneses, Chinese, Pre Columbian civilizations all had slaves. AMERICA DID NOT INVENT THIS.

Good to know.

And then there was this:

The South seceded for many different reasons, slavery was part and parcel , but by no means No.1, I could also say, Southern women were a reason, or Southern Children, Or Southern Trees and flowers, or Southern farms, or Southern Rivers, or Southern Lakes, Pecans, Peaches, Palm trees, all are some of the reasons.

Pray tell.

Want a list? Here’s your list:

THE COLLECTIVE SIGNIFICANT REASONS FOR SOUTHERN STATES TO SECEDE WAS( ONLY A FEW LISTED, AN UNKNOWN LIST OF MANY MORE COULD BE ADDED).
Place your weight on each as you see fit, or add more reasons, but this was a complex issue, NOT A SINGULAR ISSUE.
* Independence from the Federal Central government which Southerners generally felt were biased in their dealings with the Southern states.
Most Southerners believed in pro-states rights, that each state was an independent nation, free to print it’s own money, run it’s government, make it’s own
laws, and basically be an independent nation exempt from outside interference. Lincoln was the last straw to many who wanted the state to be left alone and
now felt threatened more than ever by the noose that the federal government under Lincoln was likely to place around their necks.
* Independence from the Northern people who were at odds culturally with the Southern people in almost every way.
* Independence from Federal Tariffs and taxes.
* A belief that the lives of Southerners would be further controlled and harmed negatively after Lincoln was elected.
* A belief that life and commerce in the South would benefit from not having Northern interference or control.
* A fear of free black men running loose across the South and raping, looting and murdering whites, if a law was passed allowing an instant release of the
slaves.
* A feeling of economic harm to many portions of the Southern agricultural business if slaves were freed.
* A dislike of the North in many ways, one primary reason was a perception of an anti-Christian attitude and lifestyle of Northern people in general,
and this feeling is relative and exists today.
* As many independent reasons and thoughts as man can perceive or consider. The very idea of getting out from under the central government had been
discussed, talked about, proposed, discussed and considered since the nations founding 80m plus years previous. It was not a new idea, Lincoln was the
newest fear, and the likely hood is, had the secession not had happened, Lincoln would not have freed the slaves, although I do suspect it would have
eventually happened piecemeal as a result of efficiency and economics with new technology being introduced that would have made slavery obsolete.
NOW, I AM DOUBTFUL THAT THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE BITTEN THE FRUIT OF SLAVERY IS THE ONE AND ONLY REASON FOR THE WAR AND ALL THAT WENT WITH IT, WILL NEVER STOP
TO TRY AND LEARN THE DEEP AND VARYING POSITIONS THAT SOUTHERNERS HAD IN 1861 ACROSS ALL THE DIFFERENT SOUTHERN STATES, BUT INSTEAD CHOOSE TO ONLY USE THE STATEMENTS OF A FEW AS THE ABSOLUTE REASON AND CAUSE, AS IT WAS NOT THAT SIMPLE, AND YOU WHO PERPETUATE YOUR MYTH, YOUR LIE, DO HISTORY AND AMERICA A GREAT DISSERVICE.

Discuss.

Seems to me that a lot of those reasons in the end are reduced to saying that white southerners who favored secession did so because they wanted to protect slavery and feared the consequences of emancipation. After all, even the issue of the tariff reminds us that the plantation economy, which relied on exports, was made possible by slavery … and so white southerners wanted a national policy that favored its regional economic interest.

8 thoughts on “Quote(s) of the Week, September 7-13, 2014

  1. Brad September 14, 2014 / 8:47 am

    Jerry is good for a few laughs. He must be going for the angriest white man in America award.

  2. Jerry Sudduth September 14, 2014 / 8:51 am

    These people provide so many true jewels, it’s always kind of amusing to see what passes for intellect in
    Southron circles.

    However, I don’t know why Dunford had to drag the Reds (or any other team names he listed save the Indians) into his rant on the Redskins. It’s got nothing to do with Native Americans, Communists or anything else. They were called the Reds because of their socks. Nothing more or less, Dunford needn’t drag my favorite ballclub into the morass of willful ignorance that is his blog.

    Haven’t we in Redland different enough this season, we don’t need the wailings of neo-Confederates added to that.

    • Andrew Raker September 14, 2014 / 11:47 am

      As a fellow Reds fan (and as someone who would prefer Washington Football, Inc. to change its name), I read through that rant several times to try to figure out what his point us. I think it’s “Other people in the past got to be racist, so why can’t I?”

      I bet he really hates the Nationals, though, because that name is offensive to those who don’t think we should be one nation.

      • Jerry Sudduth September 15, 2014 / 12:05 pm

        I think that’s a good point, times and morés change. Most people either support that change
        or learn to live with it and keep their mouth shut. This pack of ancestor-worshipping blowhards cannot. The Redskins was never an appropriate name for a team, nor Indians or Braves. These came about in an era totally different than ours. It may have been acceptable then, but still doesn’t make it the right thing.

        Dunford’s knowledge of sports history is worse than that of American history, which is pretty dismal.

        I’d say that’s a safe bet vis-á-vis the Nationals. I hope the fact that the capital
        of these United States is so close to
        Flaggerland is a plank in their collective eye. The fact that city’s baseball team is the ‘Nationals’ in honor of this united country, one their ancestors couldn’t tear asunder makes it all the better.

  3. Jimmy Dick September 14, 2014 / 9:01 am

    The following is from the Encyclopedia of Mental Disorders. I think this fits Jerry quite well. I certainly hope somebody will intervene and get him the medical care he desperately needs.

    Delirium is a medical condition characterized by a vascillating general disorientation, which is accompanied by cognitive impairment, mood shift, self-awareness, and inability to attend (the inability to focus and maintain attention). The change occurs over a short period of time— hours to days— and the disturbance in consciousness fluctuates throughout the day.

    Description

    The word delirium comes from the Latin delirare . In its Latin form, the word means to become crazy or to rave. A phrase often used to describe delirium is “clouding of consciousness,” meaning the person has a diminished awareness of their surroundings. While the delirium is active, the person tends to fade into and out of lucidity, meaning that he or she will sometimes appear to know what’s going on, and at other times, may show disorientation to time, place, person, or situation. It appears that the longer the delirium goes untreated, the more progressive the disorientation becomes. It usually begins with disorientation to time, during which a patient will declare it to be morning, even though it may be late night. Later, the person may state that he or she is in a different place rather than at home or in a hospital bed. Still later, the patient may not recognize loved ones, close friends, or relatives, or may insist that a visitor is someone else altogether. Finally, the patient may not recognize the reason for his/her hospitalization and might accuse staff or others of some covert reason for his/her hospitalization (see example below). In fact, this waxing and waning of consciousness is often worse at the end of a day, a phenomenon known as “sundowning.”

    A delirious patient will have a difficult time with most mental operations. Due to the fact that the patient is unable to attend consistently to his environment, he/she can become disoriented. Nevertheless, disorientation and memory loss are not essential to the diagnosis of delirium; the inability to focus and maintain attention, however, is essential to rendering a correct diagnosis. Left unchecked, delirium tends to transition from inattention to increased levels of lethargy, leading to torpor, stupor, and coma. In its other form, delirious patients become agitated and almost hypervigilant, with their sleep-wake cycle dramatically altered, fluctuating between great guardedness and hypersomnia (excessive drowsiness) during the day and wakefulness during the night. Delirious patients can also experience hallucinations of the visual, auditory, or tactile type. In such cases, the patient will see things others cannot see, hear things others cannot hear, and/or feel things that others cannot, such as feeling as though his or her skin is crawling. In short, the extremes of delirium range from the appearance of simple confusion and apathy to the anxious, agitated, and hyperactive type, with some patients experiencing both ends of the spectrum during a single episode. It is imperative that a quick evaluation occur if delirium is suspected, because it can lead to death.

    Read more: http://www.minddisorders.com/Br-Del/Delirium.html#ixzz3DJ3XQFyq

  4. jarretr September 14, 2014 / 9:16 am

    You know, I think this person is right on the money about the South hating the federal government. In fact, they hated the federal government so much that, from the Constitutional Convention onwards, they worked to use the federal government to protect and perpetuate their slave property. Damn that freedom-squelching federal government.

  5. M.D. Blough September 14, 2014 / 9:21 am

    >>Most Southerners believed in pro-states rights, that each state was an independent nation, free to print it’s own money, run it’s government, make it’s own laws, and basically be an independent nation exempt from outside interference.<< Seriously, has this idiot ever actually READ the original Constitution, especially Article I, Sections 8-10, Article II, Section 2 ("The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States"), Article IV, Section 4, and, most importantly, Article VI (which includes the Supremacy Clause)?

  6. Bob Nelson September 14, 2014 / 4:25 pm

    Personally, I am very much in support of Southern trees and flowers, Southern farms and Southern rivers. And I absolutely love the pecans, peaches and palm trees. Did I mention the mint juleps? But most important, and not mentioned (sadly) in any of these posts, are the Southern golf courses. Great Southern in Gulfport, Bay Breeze in Biloxi and the Peninsula Course in Gulf Shores. Now boys, them is worth fighting for.

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