Sunday, October 20, 2013

Chuck Thompson, Author of "Better off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto for Southern Secession," Offers His Thoughts on the Southern Role in the Recent Government Shutdown

From John C. Calhoun 
to Strom Thurmond
to Newt Gingrich 
to Ted Cruz

Chuck Thompson's column at Salon is linked below.

Chuck Thompson: The Southern-Fried Gub-mint Shutdown

"It’s part of the same soiled fabric that stretches from John C. Calhoun and South Carolina’s 1832 Ordinance of Nullification...all the way to the Newt Gingrich-led government shutdown and de facto second paralysis brought about by his presidential impeachment campaign of the 1990s. With stops along the way to roll back Reconstruction, stop black kids from entering white schools, dismember the Voting Rights Act, etc., etc.
Yes, I know Michele Bachmann is from Minnesota and Steve King is from Iowa, but all this proves is that in the 150 or so years since the Civil War, the vituperative Confederate agenda of anti-Americanism has managed to spread its irresistible redneck poison into benighted pockets across the country. Kind of like Waffle House."
---Chuck Thompson, Salon

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