Friday, April 09, 2010

Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mothers!

The Dumbos, Tea-Baggers, and White Supremacists want to refight The War of the Rebellion — Not The Civil War, Not The War Between The States, and Not The War of Southern Independence — and that confirms this blogger's belief that every last traitor from Jefferson Davis to all field-grade officers should have gone to the wall and faced a firing squad. The so-called Confederates fired the first shot and attacked the United States of America. If the nuclear devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki was payback for Pearl Harbor, then the failed rebels of 1861-1865 deserved oblivion as well. "Proud of being ignorant" is an apt slogan for the Dumbos, Tea-Baggers, and White Supremacists. If this is (fair & balanced) hatred of pride in ignorance, so be it.

[x The Atlantic]
Proud Of Being Ignorant
By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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A lot of you have e-mailed me to note that Virginia governor Bob McDonnell has decided to honor those who fought to preserve, and extend, white supremacy. I don't really have much to say. The GOP is, effectively, the party of willfully unlettered Utopians. It is the party of choice for those who believe global warming is a hoax, that humans roamed the earth with dinosaurs, and that homosexuals should work harder at not being gay.

That the party of unadulterated quackery also believes that "Birth Of A Nation" is more true to the Civil War than "Battle Cry Of Freedom," is to be expected. Ignorance does not respect boundaries. It is, at times, qualified and those who know more, often struggle to say more. But people who believe that the Census is actually a covert attempt to put Americans in concentration camps, are also likely to believe that slavery was incidental to the Civil War.

This is who they are--the proud and ignorant. If you believe that if we still had segregation we wouldn't "have had all these problems," this is the movement for you. If you believe that your president is a Muslim sleeper agent, this is the movement for you. If you honor a flag raised explicitly to destroy this country then this is the movement for you. If you flirt with secession, even now, then this movement is for you. If you are a "Real American" with no demonstrable interest in "Real America" then, by God, this movement of alchemists and creationists, of anti-science and hair tonic, is for you. Ω

[Ta-Nehisi Coates (He pronounces his given name /ˌta-nɘˈhasi/.) is a senior editor for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues for the magazine. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle. Coates attended Howard University.]

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