Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Southern Partisan" and McCain in the News.

Quick blog here.

KPFA Los Angeles has an interview with Irwin Tang about John McCain's racism.

Richard Quinn and Southern Partisan comes up in the interview as well as McCain's support for George Wallace Jr. who speaks to the Council of Conservative Citizens.

The link is here:

I wonder who gave Irwin Tang the information about the Southern Partisan?

Sunday, August 24, 2008

An amusing You Tube video.

I came across this You Tube Video.

How the South Was Lost - Anniversary Edition

I think it is a great satirization of patriotic speech that is used to get people to go to war and get themselves killed. Also, secondarily it is a satirization of Lost Cause rationalizations.

Divisions in the Confederacy: Racism is key element of Lost Cause memory erasing memory of divisions.

This is an interesting article at the "Atlantic Constitution."

It is titled, "Historian suggests Southerners defeated Confederacy." What the historian points out is that a lot of Southerners didn't support the Confederacy, but generations later the memory of that opposition was erased in support of white supremacy.

I wonder how many Southerners will discover their ancestors opposed the Confederacy and adopt that historical memory in defining themselves.

In reading about this book I can also see why the Sons of Confederate Veterans don't consider or review whether a Confederate ancestor was also a deserter as well as a veteran. It might thin the ranks down a lot.

I think I will purchase a copy, "Bitterly Divided: The South's Inner Civil War," by David Williamas.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Corsi on Political Cesspool radio show

Corsi is the author of "Obama Nation," a book that attacks Obama.

Corsi is scheduled to be on the Political Cesspool radio show. This radio program is one of the Council of Conservative Citizens favorite radio shows. They report on it at this link.

The CofCC reports that Corsi is to be on the show August 10th, but the Political Cesspool website says August 17th. The name of the radio show seems so apt. It is a Cesspool of rabid extremism.

The CofCC is one of their sponsors.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Toby Keith's says song is about the West and not the South

Toby Keith has responded to Max Blumenthal's blog post calling him a moron.,2933,400084,00.html

Toby Keith says it is about the "Old West" and not the South. So is Toby Keith saying lynching okay in the West!?

Despite Toby Keith's denials let's not kid ourselves about what his lyrics mean.

"Grandpappy told my pappy back in my day, son, A man had to answer for the wicked that he'd done, Take all the rope in Texas, Find a tall oak tree, round up all of them bad boys, Hang them high in the street."

"Find a tall oak tree," then round up who the public thinks are villains and hang them. Where is the trial and law in this process? I am not an expert on the old west, but did lawful governments use "tall oak trees" or did they use gallows? I think they used gallows.

Toby Keith song then talks about saddling up the horses and smoking guns and after his preferred type of "justice" is handed out, the group handing out this "justice," meeting afterwards at a saloon to celebrate with drinks.

Go to Max's blog on the song to read the lyrics.

Doesn't sound like any judicial system I am familiar with. Toby Keith's song is about lynching. I don't think lynching is good anywhere and is dispicable anywhere it happens.

Fox News very selectively quotes from the song.

There should not be complacency about lynching. It is kept at bay by the knowledge that law enforcement will not tolerate it, and that intolerance by law enforcement is driven by public opinion against lynching and support for the law. If the view of the public becomes tolerant of lynching, it could come back.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Max Blumenthal Reports on Pro-Lynching Country Western Singer

Max Blumenthal reports on the pro-lynching song by country western singer Toby Keith here in this blog at Huffington Post.

It is a good blog since it reminds people what lynching was all about. I would further add that it took some effort and doing to get rid of lynching. It persisted a long time in American life and wasn't restricted to the South, though it was Southern congressional representatives which were the loudest and most determined opponents of national anti-lynching legislation. You only have to read the debates over the Dyer anti-lynching act in the House in the early 1920's to realize how there can be a substantial pro-lynching political force. It is probably the creepiest section of the Congressional Record.

What is the most shocking thing about Toby Keith's song isn't the song itself which is appalling, it is the tolerance for the song and acceptance of Toby Keith by major media despite him singing and promoting this song.

Max Blumenthal has done the public a service by reminding people what lynching is in concrete terms.

The neo-Confederates are strong supporters of being violent as a southern quality. League of the South president Michael Hill called the IRA the equivalent to a Medieval Scottish clan. Former League of the South member of the board of directors, Thomas Fleming has pushed the idea of violence in Chronicles magazine.

Max Blumenthal has a follow up blog on Toby Keith and his comments concerning Obama.

With the economy going bad there will be a lot of discontent. Having a song which legitimatizes lynching is appalling at all times, but especially dangerous now.
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