06.23.15

Blighted

Posted in Culture of Lickspittle, WhiteManistan at 2:49 pm by George Smith

Haven’t had much to say over the past week or so and it should be obvious why.

WhiteManistan, at its best, again horrifically showing the world racism is still very much part of our DNA, that the South still wages the Civil War, and the taint of it is in virtually every aspect of civil life and the economy.

It really isn’t a surprise, now, is it that the party of hate, and the politicians of South Carolina had to be dragged into voicing that the Confederate flag ought to be taken down in Columbia?

From here we can expect more foot-dragging, fingers crossed behind the back, perhaps much stalling and action taken in bad faith. We expect them to be as bad as they are.

WhiteManistan can’t fix itself. The dead-enders will see to it. They have locked up the American federal government and enervated the spirit and psyche so thoroughly the shooting of African-Americans is a normal day’s experience.

America is a place where the phrase, Southern by the Grace of God, has been polished into a vibrant cultural touchstone, a shibboleth that disinfected the Confederacy into a noble cause, a source of pride. It’s a continuing exclamation that Dixie is special, more special than any place else, so special that to be of it is virtuous in itself. But only if you’re the right kind of person, something that’s not going to change even if they’re forced to give up Confederate flags.

It’s slightly heartening when America’s big business has come to the conclusion it’s not good commerce to sell flags and souvenirs of hate, if only for a moment until the skies clear. But we shouldn’t give it too much credit. It’s done only out of a calculation that, for now, it’s just bad overall business.

What will happen in South Carolina, or the other southern states deeply invested in their blighted romanticism? You’d be a fool to be optimistic.

This is where it didn’t take the New York Times twenty minutes to dig up some run-of-the-mill yahoo to make the broken record assertion, it’s about southern pride (are you not thoroughly sick of that phrase), history and, laughably, that slaves fought alongside his ancestors in the Civil War. (Now you can’t find it. Someone must have pointed out it was so gratuitously offensive, it had to be excluded from later editions.)

All you can find is this, lifted from a Google copy, one you can’t reach through the cache:

Daniel Bledsoe, a construction worker, said the idea [of taking down the flag] was “kind of like treasonry.” “ I’m proud of my history,” Mr. Bledsoe, 22 …

Treasonry. Great word.


Hillary Clinton, being herself on the campaign trail, which is to say not particularly good, three days ago:

“You can’t watch massacre after massacre and not come to the conclusion that, as President Obama said, we must tackle this challenge with urgency and conviction,” she said. “I lived in Arkansas, I lived in upstate New York, I know that gun ownership is part of the fabric of a lot of law-abiding communities, but I also know that we can have common-sense gun reforms that keep weapons out of the hands of criminals and the violently unstable while respecting responsible gun owners.”


“Race remains a deep fault line in America,” she said. “We need to be cities, states and a country that’s too busy to hate.”

You understand where the GOP candidates come from. The bigots are theirs, southern by the grace of God, the most loyal base.

But Hillary Clinton lived here, she lived there, she’s lived everywhere. Just like me.

So make “a country that’s too busy to hate.”

It’s just bizarre. The problem with racism in this country is that people, cities and states aren’t busy enough? We’ll just busy ourselves out of the nation’s original sin. When we are sufficiently industrious, it will all disappear.

Who would think that? Who would even think to say it. Who came up with it? A Clinton, it appears. Hillary Clinton is an aircraft carrier of the finest grade of iron pyrite, a disaster.

1 Comment

  1. Ted Jr. said,

    June 23, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    “You can’t watch massacre after massacre and not come to the conclusion that, as President Obama said, we must tackle this challenge with urgency and conviction,” she said”

    Unless of course it’s Palestinians being massacred, then the urgency seems to be absent.