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Liberal Obsession With Race is Growing Old

David1334 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:28 AM
Governor Haley (a second-generation Asian) appoints Jim Clyburn, African-American of the opposing party and the only Democratic Congressman of seven in the state, violating the clear will of the electorate, based solely on the color of his skin. Therefore, South Carolina and the South are all racistts and Clyburn's appointment is merely tokenism. We in the South have exactly two choices - suck it up, or secede from the government that invaded the South in 1865, installed improperly constituted governments which acceded to the invasion, and has treated it as a red-headed stepchild ever since. The latter is becoming an increasingly attractive option.
David1334 Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 11:30 AM
Look at industrial development. The only thing remotely holding back the South is the illegally-installed NLRB favoring the unions (IAM/Boeing).
rpm Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 10:27 AM
There are some that think that slavery would have wound down before the Civil War had it not been for the Northern politicians using it as a political hammer.

I don't know, but if you look at the economics, owning slaves was a result of wealth, not the source of it. Why pay $1200 for a slave (probably >100K in today's terms) when you could hire an Irishman for $0/25/day and if the Irishman was sick or got hurt it was his problem, not yours.
Piinky Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:28 AM
The first time, it was about economics and the liberty of the people instead of control by some. Just as in the northern states, slavery would have come to a logical end in the South had the war not been fought. The transition of 4,000,000 people from one status to another would have taken time.
Now, it is again about economics with the Federal government driving each state into poverty.
With Obama taking on many of the attitudes of Lincoln, why do you think he would not declare war on his own people. He does it now daily.
My question is why would someone have to "win". That would indicate someone would have to "lose".
LAPhil Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:50 AM
You're not serious thinking about doing that again, are you? Then again, maybe this time you'll win.

When will liberals stop living in the past? Specifically, when will they accept that they aren't all that stands between a wonderful, tolerant America and Jim Crow?

I was in the room when, during the Democratic convention, civil rights hero John Lewis suggested that Republicans wanted to "go back" to the days when black men like him could be beaten in the street by the enforcers of Jim Crow. I thought it an outrageous and disgusting bit of demagoguery. The audience of Democratic delegates cheered in a riot of self-congratulation.

It's bizarre. I spend most of my time talking...