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Despising Dixie
American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn

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Posted By:MissMolly, 9/29/2012 5:27:44 AM

Why does Chuck Thompson hate black people? Just when the percentage of African Americans living in Dixie reaches its fifty-year high, Thompson writes Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession. Coincidence? Of course, the author never comes out and admits his prejudice. He employs code words. The good news is that I've deciphered his encrypted tome. The Rosetta Stone to understanding Better Off Without 'Em involves recognizing Thompson's use of "Southern" as a code word for "black" -- a practice akin to his younger white hipster brethren using "Canadians" as a sub rosa slur

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: SemperParatus, 9/29/2012 7:00:15 AM     (No. 8897809)

Good article. The comment section is laced with excellent retorts.

From a very proud Southerner with a rich Confederate history,

Semper Paratus



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Reply 2 - Posted by: Flybynight, 9/29/2012 8:51:11 AM     (No. 8897945)

I encountered a lot of this ignorant prejudice when I lived in oh-so-hip California and terribly enlightened Ohio. ?My intellectual Betters, by benefit of birthplace were so racially enlightened, so beautifully educated, so socially superior... Despite the fact that they knew no black people by name, had never even invited one into their homes as a guest, had never struggled against the urban black culture, helped in a food pantry, free clinic, or poor public school, like many of us stupid southern hicks have done. These wise and liberal northerners and westerners were so quick to lift their noses high, but their knowledge of US history was rudimentary at best. Their literary background was below basic. They lacked the educational wherewithal to understand the truth. So I gave up on them and moved south, where the locals wave with. All their fingers, and both black and white are part of the human race. What a relief!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 9/29/2012 8:56:16 AM     (No. 8897953)

The Democrat Plantation has capitalized on the backwardness of the southern "Canadians" for a hundred and forty years. All the while blaming evil Republicans for the plight of the poor.
But don't worry. The Metsicans are moving in and taking over and they won't put up with this racist foolishness for much longer.
Be careful what you wish for, my Dem friends.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Flashback, 9/29/2012 9:04:16 AM     (No. 8897966)

Bingo and Amen, 2.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Passion, 9/29/2012 9:15:51 AM     (No. 8897986)

The book is so predictable and pathetically written that no one will read it. I peeked inside, and it's awful. Some elitist libs will buy it and leave it lying around conspicuously for effect, but it's a sad work.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: southernboy, 9/29/2012 9:57:58 AM     (No. 8898069)

In 1971 when I accepted a transfer from an office in Palo Alto to an office in Atlanta, I was assured with all seriousness by a cohort that in the South everyone still drove horse and buggies and no roads were paved.
The ignorance of the South is mind-boggling….and yet I hesitate to try to correct it….we don't really want those people down here anyway. "Yeah! We're all fat and ignorant in Mississippi. You don't need to come down here! It's hot and humid, and we all have guns!" Actually, the last sentence is pretty much correct.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 9/29/2012 11:23:25 AM     (No. 8898308)

Funny, my experience has been just the opposite. I find that it's the Southerners who seem to be most ready to say unkind things about the "Nawth"...

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