Monday, April 19, 2010

Okay, Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell:

You say Confederate pride isn't about slavery.

So what's it about? Tasty cornbread and baked beans?

Your progenitors fought and lost a war roughly 130 years ago so that states would have the right to own people.

At this juncture in history, the Confederate flag is a snazzier, more subtle version of a pointy white hood.


Anonymous said...

"Progenitors?" Maybe we fought so we wouldn't have to use fancy four-syllable words when "kinfolk" works just fine.
And 130 years ago, while the War of Northern Aggression was being fought, your side was killing Indians to conquer the northwest. One could argue the green Washington State flag is a snazzier, more subtle version of an emperor's sword.
-A proud Virginian
PS- Ah, nevermind. We screwed up that last war. Sorry 'bout that.

Litsa Dremousis: said...

Ken Burns is salivating right now: "Part Six: the Apology".