Monday, February 20, 2012

General Lee Barred From NASCAR

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nascar/story/2012-02-19/nascar-wise-to-keep-general-lee-in-park?icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl8%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D137010

Let me be clear here -- there are NO NASCAR fans who are true NASCAR fans who are offended by the Confederate Flag. In fact, as the comments to the article show, almost all yearn for a return to the days when they could oppress black-skinned citizens to their hearts' desire. Why NASCAR wants to pretend that it is a sport that liberal Dems on the coasts want to watch is anyone's guess. I guess the truth is that numerous sponsors prefer to have their corporations appear anti-slavery, so they would prefer NASCAR not be OPENLY pro-slavery.

For those NASCAR fans who want to believe that slavery was not the primary reason for The Civil War (which you lost), perhaps you can inquire as to why then the documents stating why the states were seceding contain so many references to slavery and the right to own slaves: http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/reasons.html The flag at issue is a southern response to being told that slavery is bad and/or that blacks and whites should have equal rights. It was such a symbol in 1860 and 1864 and 1912 it remains such a symbol in 1960, 1964, and 2012. Guys, a loss is a loss, you have a black President now. Time to put away childish things and accept your loss -- and just do what the black guy tells you to do and STFU.

There.

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