Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Moron Meet-Ups
MI/Midwest Meet-up:

It has a website!

SoCal Meet-up: 8/25/2018 In Irvine CA
Contact Jim

NY/NJ MoMe: 8/23/2018, 6pm-9pm in Hoboken
Contact CBD

Central NJ MoMe: 10/13/2018: Hillsborough-Somerset County
Contact fenelonspoke

SW Ohio MoMe: 10/20/2018, 7-10pm in Dayton OH
Contact ibguy

Texas MoMe: 10/20/18
Contact Ben Had
Paul Anka Makes a Maniac Out of His Wife; Wife Arrested for Assaulting the Only Important One in That Marriage | Main | Book Chat And Overnight Thread
December 18, 2008

The "Americanization" of the South (the Third Reconstruction)

DrewM, (Yankee, somewhere up north), tipped me to a post by Goldberg this morning on a Salon whine-job about the Southern state strategy to "kill the U.S. auto industry".

Lind's argument is full of familiar liberal tripe spritzed with the "unpatriotic" test lines libs are flashing over the Big 3 bailout argument, plus others like "public spending and regulation are 'good', low taxes are 'bad', 'living wage', 'superior public services' (in the North), better skillsets (never mind that Bubba seems to be able to make wheels too), blah blah blah. All culminating in his charge that the South is waging economic war against the U.S. auto industry, the northern states, and all that is good and decent in the "look for the Union label" American economy.

His solution? Take this "superior" model (higher taxes, unionization, bigger government) and impose it on those "secesh" knuckledraggers, who incidentally are racists too.

The alternative to the Southernization of the U.S. is the Americanization of the South -- a process that was not completed by Reconstruction and the New Deal and the Civil Rights era, which can be thought of as the Second Reconstruction. The non-Southern states, through their representatives in Congress and the executive branch, and with the help of enlightened Southerners, need to use the power of the federal government to put a stop to the Southern conservative race-to-the-bottom strategy once and for all.

Ah, "enlightened". It's always about enlightenment. They tried and tried to fix us but gol-darnit, we just wouldn't go all the way. Allow me to translate that first sentence.

"The alternative to the capitalist enlightenment and improved competitive positioning of the U.S. is the forced unionization of the South. By federal fiat".

This moron apparently hasn't been paying attention to other growth industries in the South over the past 20 years. I'll mention one: technology. See Atlanta, Austin, most of Florida and a good chunk of Alabama. There's a reason tech companies planted roots in the South. It makes them killer competitors.

I have a working theory. Liberals got so damned pissed about having their patriotism questioned they've decided the best retort is to completely redefine the charge to mean something it just does not mean.

I will say it's somehow comforting to know that libs still pretty much despise the South. Makes me feel better about living here. I'm trying to develop some interest in NASCAR (so far no luck), but the moonshine is still making me blind, which helps my sister look gooder an gooder. She's cuter'n a June bug on a picnic blanket.

If only we could teach Bob Earl how to push bits around without scratchin his ass in the lab.

digg this
posted by Dave In Texas at 07:07 PM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
sniffybigtoe: "Pizzagate: There's no way there could be the wides ..."

JEM1: "347 Um, the rates of molestation are actually f ..."

mikethemoose: ">but the important thing is that the Pope has not ..."

Brother Cavil, Rogue 2 / Shitposter 7: "[i]Order the trucks. Unless they are self driving, ..."

Axeman: "King Otto of the HRE was so impressed by men of fa ..."

fixerupper: "More refugees looking like Candice Swanepoel will ..."

your neighbor with a telescope: "Off Its Always Sunny sock. ..."

Dirks Strewn: "68 She sure is wearing a lot of makeup for a han ..."

wrg500 Manatee bounty hunter: " Only upside: More refugees looking like Candice ..."

rickb223 [/s][/b][/i][/u]: "A couple of weeks ago I had to sit through corpora ..."

steevy: "Zombie is either not a femal3 or is a lesbian...:) ..."

Mac: "Posted by: zombie at August 20, 2018 12:31 PM (c+2 ..."

Recent Entries

Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64