posted on Oct, 13 2012 @ 02:06 PM
Originally posted by wildtimes
reply to post by badgerprints
I now realize that by virtue of being from the south I am unable to be anything but what I am labeled due to my geographical location and
Maybe if I moved to the northeast or to the west coast I'd be able to be something other than an arbitrarily designated racist and slavery loving
What absolute crap.
No one labelled you, badger. The article addresses the mindsets that have been passed down over the centuries.
No one said you weren't interested in your fellow Americans' well-being.
If you have some points to counter-point the point of the very left-leaning article that I merely posted, feel free to contribute further. Your
automatic "shut-down", and appealing to the "ancestry" card is unwarranted.
The article "labels" clearly and the conclusion pushes the agenda.
"This article makes sense to me. It's also a refreshing take on the divisions between Dems and Reps."
" Slave states versus free states."
It encourages the reader to see former slave states as always being slave states. It is not ambiguous about that. Your advocation of this article as
a "refreshing take" is also clear.
Once again. The article is a condemnation of people based on their ancestry, location and political beliefs. It pushes an agenda based on the authors
own desire to label present day republicans as racists/slavers and as such is an accusation.
You will always get a strong reaction to something that is offensive to the reader. Even more so when it alludes to a mindset that is a vile lie used
to remove an individual's rights to choose by the concept of ancestral guilt.
(Bad southern white man. You're obviously a slavery loving racist if you don't vote Democrat.)
If you don't wish to get a strong response then don't advocate the extreme position.
My post is a short clear response that is pointedly responding to the ridiculous nature of the message without veiling it in a supposedly neutral
So, yes. You labeled me.
No my "shut down" and "ancestry appeal" was not unwarranted as the article posits that ancestry and location are the driving mindset behind the
present day Republican "Slave States".