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What are Confederates proud of?

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:38 pm
They say.... "heritage not hate..."

Okay.... what heritage are they proud of? I can't think of much.

Farming?
 
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:41 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
What do you know about Confederates now and historically? What did you learn about it in school and in any reading you've done on the subject since then?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:42 pm
@Butrflynet,
I think we have a hyperactive version of Qualoonymoth on our hands.
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farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:43 pm
@Butrflynet,
I know they are mostly of English decent.

There is much more to not be proud of, right?

Can you name of one thing?

I know they still have schools called "Robert E. Lee Middle School".... which I think they should change.

I know this....

https://www.google.com/search?q=black+slavery&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=WpcQVbyDKseWNpCOg4gH&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1280&bih=635
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:45 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
Just the decent English?

Didn't the indecent English get a look in?

There's a lot of us, y'know.
farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:46 pm
@Lordyaswas,
Is that an answer to the question at all?

Obviously, the English did a lot of bad things... but I don't want to get off on a tangent.

I also want to know how the English (historically very smart) evolved into retarded backwoods rednecks that watch NASCAR? When did their IQ drop so much? Do you think it's because of inbreeding?
Lordyaswas
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 04:47 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
Whoosh!
farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:05 pm
@Lordyaswas,
And "whoosh" definitely isn't an answer.

I prefer plain English.
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neologist
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:05 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
farmerjohn1324 wrote:
I know they are mostly of English decent.
I also am of half English descent. And my English is decent as well.

So what is your point?

farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:06 pm
@neologist,
Great. I'm 1/8th English..... but not from the south. My English ancestors went to Massachusetts...

But none of this is answering the original question, is it?
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:10 pm
@Lordyaswas,
I told him earlier today I once had a physique like a gorilla. But not the English part of me. That part is Polska.

Also, I have a few confederates but not from the confederation.

Do you think we may have confused him?
farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:13 pm
@neologist,
Can anyone answer the question?

What did they do that would make them proud of their history?

Other than slavery....

They didn't do anything unique. Farming? Okay. What else?

As far as I know, they didn't make any great contributions to science...
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:13 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
It is confusing, isn't it?

I have no idea why folks might display ethnocentrism

Go Seahawks!





farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:15 pm
@neologist,
Because it makes no sense and their racist.

I mean... I guess if that's your past, you have to be proud of SOMETHING... but the descendants of Nazi's would hopefully give up there past.

I don't think there is an answer to this question that is good.
neologist
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:32 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
Do you read too much into it?
Most southern folk who have some fondness for Dixie are no more racist than fans of Tom Brady are patriotic.

And I, a Seahawk fan, have no affiliation with the Kwakiutl tribe
farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:34 pm
@neologist,
Well....

Tom Brady didn't enslave millions of people.

Maybe some Nazi's are "fond of their past?" Can Nazi's pick some culture out of that?

Maybe some Japanese are proud of when they killed millions of Chinese. Who knows?
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:38 pm
In fact, a great many of them were of Irish and Scots-Irish ancestry--perhaps a majority. Some people have claimed that informed their policies and public attitudes. I am unconvinced of that.
farmerjohn1324
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:40 pm
@Setanta,
That explains that you sometimes see red hair.

I knew people in high school who said their uncle was still part of the KKK, and I've seen people who live in trailers with Nazi memorabilia.

It's all pathetic.

What inspires people to live on hate? What do they hate and why?

I've been to jail and personally seen that people with Nazi tattoos let their guard down and talk to everyone (black people included) when they are locked up, when they can't just seclude themselves in their trailer.
Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:44 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
So, your method of learning about the Confederates is to do a Google search on the phrase "black slavery" and only look at the images?

Honey, someone in your schooling has done you a grave disservice. I hope you will rectify this by doing some reading on your own.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 23 Mar, 2015 05:48 pm
@farmerjohn1324,
Oh yeah, them red-haired people, they should all be locked up--if not exterminated outright.

Did your mama drop you on your head frequently when you were a small child?
 

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