As a lifelong conservative Republican snrk Sorry, I couldn’t keep a straight face anymore. I acquired language well after the start of my life. Without language, I cannot be said to have had politics. A zygote or blastocyst doesn’t have any noticeable opinions.
Shortly before I was old enough to vote, I finished an analysis of my views, and found a significant agreement with conservatism and the Republican Party. I have mostly voted such ever since. (I tend to vote straight Republican tickets, partly due to enmity over the civil war, but cannot speak for the candidates being reliably conservative.)
My perspective on the political history of the United States since the middle of the nineteenth century consistently favors the Republicans and opposes the Democrats. I do grant Truman some regard for dropping the bomb on Japan.
I think the Confederate cause was stupidly futile. I think the estimates of Southern badassery and Northern pussiness should be considered insanely optimistic, maybe even without the benefit of hindsight. I think the inevitable consequences of the Confederacy forcing the Union to terms would have been nasty enough that Sherman might have been justified in acting more harshly than he did. I tend to see the American Civil War as the Democrats throwing a hissy fit, and Reconstruction as them being spanked for it. (I strongly dislike Andrew Johnson. I think he was a terrible president.)
All that is my bonafides for saying that this current round of banning the Confederate battle flag is entirely without merit.
The Democrats agitating for this are perfectly happy keeping symbols of white supremacism that are still useful for them. They still keep the Donkey, which was used in the nineteenth century. They haven’t rid themselves of Woodrow Wilson. They haven’t rid themselves of Lyndon Johnson or his policies. There are very many other examples. (Did I mention that I think the historic Democratic Party was a white supremacist terrorist organization, I oppose it for this reason, and I’m unconvinced the modern Party is any different?)
You might as well ban anime, because it rarely paints the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in an entirely positive light, and hence must be propaganda supporting Imperial Japan. ‘Dear Wal-Mart/Amazon/Apple, Your stocking of “My Neighbor Totoro” is obviously an endorsement of the Rape of Nanking. I am deeply troubled by this, and will not purchase anything from you until this issue is resolved. With love, Dumbass’
Paying attention to how Roof was in legal trouble for playing with psychiatric drugs might actually lead to a way to minimize future occurrences. People in our society don’t realize that stuff which can mitigate psychiatric conditions will make some fraction of healthy people using it nuts.
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