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Saturday, December 04, 2010

No, they're not racist at all. Nosirree Bob they're not.
Posted by Jill | 5:29 AM
No, it's not racist at all to hold a "Secession Ball", celebrating South Carolina's Ordinance of Secession:
The Sons of Confederate Veterans plan to hold a $100-per-person Secession Ball on Dec. 20 in Gaillard Municipal Auditorium. It will feature a play highlighting key moments from the signing of South Carolina’s Ordinance of Secession 150 years ago, an act that severed the state’s ties to the Union and put the nation on the path to the Civil War.

Jeff Antley, who is organizing the event, said the Secession Ball honors the men who stood up for their rights.

“To say that we are commemorating and celebrating the signers of the ordinance and the act of South Carolina going that route is an accurate statement,” Antley said. “The secession movement in South Carolina was a demonstration of freedom.”

They deny that slavery has anything to do with it, but when you're celebrating the secession, you're celebrating a stand which meant perpetuation of a system in which white people OWNED black people outright, and were legally able to buy, sell, abuse, rape, and work them to death at will.

That's the good old days for "states rights" Republicans. And THAT'S what they mean when they talk about it.

Nope. Got nothing to do with racism. Believing that an entire race should be subordinate to another and that human beings can be owned isn't racist at all. Not in these people's minds.

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Anonymous Tata said...
Did you read Ta-Nehisi Coates' treatment of this disgusting bullshit? This is not controversy. These are the people who want their country back.

Blogger Nameless Cynic said...
Let's read from South Carolina's Declaration of Secession.

...an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations...

(They then spend a while comparing sending an escaped slave back to the plantation, to sending a murderer back to trial. "False comparison" much?)

The right of property in slaves was recognized by giving to free persons distinct political rights, by giving them the right to represent, and burthening them with direct taxes for three-fifths of their slaves; by authorizing the importation of slaves for twenty years; and by stipulating for the rendition of fugitives from labor...

Those States have assumed the right of deciding upon the propriety of our domestic institutions; and have denied the rights of property established in fifteen of the States and recognized by the Constitution; they have denounced as sinful the institution of slavery; they have permitted open establishment among them of societies, whose avowed object is to disturb the peace and to eloign the property of the citizens of other States. They have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain, have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection.

Yeah. That whole "War of Northern Aggression" thing had nothing to do with slavery, did it?

Blogger Pangolin said...
I honestly believe these people aren't racist.

I think they want slaves of all races and colors.

Look at the GOP's attitudes on social welfare programs and prison labor. It's just a tiny step from that to outright slavery.

Blogger Bob said...
White folks in that state still f*cked up. They celebrate treason. Will they celebrate the destruction, death, & heartache their ancestors reaped?

Blogger Pangolin said...
"Will they celebrate the destruction, death, & heartache their ancestors reaped?"

What? When did they stop celebrating that shit? Wasn't the whole point of slavery having somebody you could work, rape, beat or kill on a whim? So what if she was your daughter or sister; her mother was black and that made her property.

Southern "honor" is like a convict's "respect" while he's in the pen. A lot of noise protesting the existence of a fiction.

Anonymous Anonymous said...
How interesting. While they're screaming about the "treason" of Julian Assange (which it ain't--he'd have to b an American citizen for that to apply in the first place--but that won't stop these boneheads), they're preparing to celebrate an act of treason as "freedom." Wish some of the MSM would point that out...

Blogger Dusty Crickets said...
From a comment thread on this topic over at Pharyngula...

"....The states that succeeded made it extremely clear the reason for succession was slavery. As just one example, the VP of the Confederacy (Alexander Stephens) said, when talking about why the Confederacy existed:
"Its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery … is his natural and normal condition."
Several of the succeeding states made similar points in the various documents of the time. For instance, Texas's A Declaration of the Causes which Impel the State of Texas to Secede from the Federal Union says:
"We hold as undeniable truths that the governments of the various States, and of the confederacy itself, were established exclusively by the white race, for themselves and their posterity; that the African race had no agency in their establishment; that they were rightfully held and regarded as an inferior and dependent race, and in that condition only could their existence in this country be rendered beneficial or tolerable"

And so on......