On Target or Mockery?

Back when the Confederate Battle Flag flew on the grounds of the South Carolina state house … a long, long time ago … the humor website Funny or Die put up this video about what was then a controversy and is now ancient history.

What do you make of the representation of South Carolinians in the video?

Note that, aside from the rather flexible “Senator Graham,” that no whites are shown in opposition to the continued flying of the flag. Is this how people are going to remember this affair, even in humor?


6 thoughts on “On Target or Mockery?

  1. OhioGuy August 9, 2015 / 10:21 pm

    I’ve seen better parody. Yes, I think it tends to perpetuate a white cracker stereotype as it seeks to present a truism about black attitudes toward the flag based on a very real and cruel history. It would have helped to have a few white New South types who agreed that the flag must go. There are obviously a large number of them or the SC legislature would not have reached the ultimate decision they did. But, dumb white cracker stereotypes sell well at the North, so I can’t fault their profit motive too much. ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

  2. bob carey August 10, 2015 / 3:38 am

    I think that the South Carolinians portrayed in the video are a decreasing minority.
    Hopefully the tragedy in Charleston and its aftermath will be remembered as an event which unified the majority of South Carolinians against the whites portrayed in the video.
    The South is changing and the power structure no longer wants to be associated with the cracker types in the video. For well over a century the upper class of the South has exploited the fears of the white middle and lower classes in order to retain their power. For a variety of reasons these people are no longer useful to the power structure of the South and I think that that structure has abandoned them.

  3. MarlaHughes August 10, 2015 / 5:03 am

    Completely inaccurate, too. The South Carolina legislature (mostly white if that makes a difference) voted to remove it. And celebrated afterwards. Oh, and ALL of the GOP candidates wanted it to come down. Got a lot of flack from the FEW who still want it and flags like it to remain.

  4. Bob Nelson August 10, 2015 / 7:34 am

    Yes. As Shakespeare put it, “much ado about nothing.” I think that in a short time the whole CBF thing will be largely forgotten. I’ve never been convinced that getting rid of all the CBFs in the country will change much. But it’s sure good fodder for the pundits and the bloggers.

  5. Chunk August 10, 2015 / 6:46 pm

    Completely inaccurate. Too many teeth.

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