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Li Galo says
Hahahaha! I agree
And let me tell you honey...that's cute, funny and insightful
Eric Dierker says
I was born in Mississippi
You hit the nail right on the head about romancing the Antebellum era and whitewashing that history and what a Southerner is.
Thus far you're the only one who understands why I asked this question.
I do not buy into this fairy tale notion. A whole culture built upon a contrived fiction of the past? Are we to believe that your southerners are Rhett Butlers incarnate --- or worse think they are?
I'm not saying all Southerners subscribe to the notion but for a long time after the War, a lot of Southerners (especially former slave holders) DID try to romanticize their old way of life. Which is why some today might see it as "white" culture.
I do believe that nowadays we are speaking of abhorrent behavior. My roots are bound by tradition to oppose the federal government. So be it. My love of old traditions and chivalry stand true, but I balk at chauvinistic notions. Am I southern?
The civil war was 150 yrs ago. Schools, work places, sports, etc have all moved on long ago, you should too. You're describing something out of a movie made 60yrs ago not real life.
Brandi Cooper said not all southerners.
So it doesn't apply to those of you who that shoe doesn't fit.
It doesn't fit me born in Mississippi
But what about southern white supremacist, neo-nazi, klan groups and those who who sympathize with them?
Like I said abhorrent behavior.
so I guess that means you implicitly agree with Brandi because what's abhorrent behavior to you is not abhorrent behavior to those who still hold those views
No Weasey, Brandi is putting a factual historic theory to the test objectively.
I am claiming through an opinionated belief that is subjective, that people who do in fact hold those views are mentally sick. Brandi is being factual, I am judgmental.
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Old Empresario says
Well said, making this notion a rallying cry is only an attempt to get readership and a silly cost.
Him or me? I actually don't need readership since I'm not registered to make money on Hubpages. I do this for fun.
Hahahaha that's funny "where hypocrisy is the norm"
I had to laugh, but what you say is serious and probably true
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