* Perhaps my all-time “favorite” email about the Confederate Railroad controversy…
What is your malfunction?You attack a veteran country group just because of their name.let me educate your inbred ignorant was on something you socialist snowflake.The civil war started over taxes on goods.you illiterate uneducated racist pigs want people to believe it was about slavery,guess what idiot….they both had slaves then to and it wasn’t till later during the war the north wanted to abolish slavery.slavery started when blacks sold their own kind for money.you sir can be held on defamation of character by the band if they so feel like it.why don’t you stop crying like a liberal snowflake and grow up.Get a real job like most Americans do you lazy bum.
I learned after the first email I received on this topic to just respond to all these the same way…
That dismissive laughter always drives ‘em nuts…
You must be a racist liberal.for a blogger you are immature.are you to lazy to get a job?
* My dad used to play this Silhouettes song for us when my brothers and I were young…
What level of Zen master does one have to reach in order to respond to stuff like this with a simple “lol”? Perhaps instead of a Friday caption contest, you might indulge your readers with a “how would you respond?” contest.
My entry (a tame one that hopefully won’t be moderated): “Are you too lazy to go run a spelling and grammar check?”
Elementary school English teachers are having strokes reading that. And history teachers for that matter.
The laugh of the day from the FB group is they are upset that FB is apparently taking down some of their posts for rules violations (hate speech anyone?) and are talking about suing and having the ACLU do it. Uh, folks? FB is privately owned and can censor whatever they want. Deal with it. Also like many far left liberal protests they have trouble staying on message and have cuckoos from all over spewing about all their grievances. Hilarious.
“their own kind” is easily in the top 5 phrases with racist undertones.
- Grandson of Man - Friday, Jul 19, 19 @ 10:24 am:
Thanks for sharing and bringing this out into the light. Right now in our country we have a president who is openly encouraging xenophobic and racist hatred is and pandering to this type of person. We saw incidents already where people lost lives, had bombs sent to them or denigrated like in Naperville
I always thought Prof. Austin Goolsbee’s strategy or retweeting the worst insults when he goes on TV is the best course of action. Nothing undermines someone calling you stupid when everyone else can see they can’t string together a coherent sentence.
Let us disabuse anyone and everyone of the notion that “taxes” or “states rights” were the primary (or really any level) stated reason for secession.
From South Carolina’s declaration of immediate causes of secession only one reason is given=
“The General Government, as the common agent, passed laws to carry into effect these stipulations of the States. For many years these laws were executed. But an increasing hostility on the part of the non-slaveholding States to the institution of slavery, has led to a disregard of their obligations, and the laws of the General Government have ceased to effect the objects of the Constitution.”
BTW, on the grammar and spelling, I get the guy’s not too bright (or as he would say, not to brite), but what’s with no spaces after the period. I mean I know two is viewed as one too many these days, but zero???
In terms of understanding about the Civil War, I will say this, I am a counselor for the BSA Citizen merit badges and the number of teenagers who are unable to identify anything local government would disapoint you, if not surprise you.
- West Side the Best Side - Friday, Jul 19, 19 @ 10:42 am:
Unable to master the art of links on this dadgum, new fangeled computer thingy, but there’s always Dan Cooke’s “What a Wonderful World”: “Don’t know much about history….”
And I mean that literally. No one has cared about Confederate Railroad for 24 years, which is the last time they were on the charts. Now the band says the phone is ringing for work, and I bet online merch, album and song requests are up to.
For the Eastern Bloc types, it’s seen as a vindication and a victory. “Pritzker backfired”. Not understanding we don’t care if they make money or not.
One downstater on the dump du quoin page accused Pritzker of trying to take away “our history.” My initial thought was “How ignorant. Illinois led the fight for the Union Army against the Confederacy. She has her history backward.”
But she’s not ignorant.
When the say “our history” they mean “White People’s History.” Our history of unquestioned racial domination. When just being white was enough to make you feel superior, good about yourself.
🎼A South politician preaches to the poor white man
“You got more than the blacks, don’t complain
You’re better than them, you been born with white skin,” they explain🎼
The backlash against Obama was always about the way he challenged their sense of innate superiority.
I’ve followed the FB posts and comments on their #boycottduquoinstatefair group… And omg. I’ve never seen such ugly, ignorant, small minded, and racist comments. America has an ugly underbelly folks that is being stoked by national leadership (or lack thereof),
Statehouse types (and there are a few of those here) will appreciate that every state legislature in the states that left the union passed a resolution declaring that they were leaving, and every one of those resolutions said they were leaving over slavery. When someone tells you who they are, listen to what they say. Even when they do it through their legislatures.
Now imagine how much fun it is to try to teach their children the *actual* facts of the Civil War or to dare suggest that having an international destination and economic engine like Chicago in our state is a good thing.
The emails and online attacks are bad enough, but it gets scary quickly when a room full of them show up at school to scream these kind of hateful, ignorant sentiments in your face, especially now that they feel our president has given them permission to act like this.
And I love the lower case response. Perfect.
- Don't Bloc Me In - Friday, Jul 19, 19 @ 12:44 pm:
A wild guess here, but I’m going to say that if this person has a job, it’s not as Director of Public Relations.
- lake county democrat - Friday, Jul 19, 19 @ 1:03 pm:
Years ago I was the campaign staffer that got all the incoming email to the info account on our campaign website and since it was a high profile campaign we got quite a bit. The real jerks, every single one of them, had bad spelling and grammar. Rather than respond to whatever nonsense they were spewing I would correct the grammar and spelling and send it back. “What I think you meant to say … there, I fixed that for you.” Drove them nuts, worked like a charm every time.
I was going to say that you can’t fix stupid, but this is different. It is willful ignorance of the facts, which they use to allow themselves to remain proud of their ancestors despite being on the losing side of history. See, it was never about owning people, which we all admit is wrong. Grandpa Johnny went to fight against northern aggression, or tax policy, or the lost cause, etc.
For those unwilling to look up the Cornerstone Speech…
“…the new Constitution has put at rest forever all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institutions-African slavery as it exists among us-the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution.”