How to handle situation? Rather than declare a new civil war, why not pretend that those who dare diss the Obama remake are nothing more than guerrilla holdouts from the last one?
Some guy named Chuck Thompson writes at Salon.com:
Yes, I know Michele Bachmann is from Minnesota and Steve King is from Iowa, but all this proves is that in the 150 or so years since the Civil War, the vituperative Confederate agenda of anti-Americanism has managed to spread its irresistible redneck poison into benighted pockets across the country. Kind of like Waffle House.
But to deny that the current attack on the federal government isn’t part of the hidebound Confederate agenda is to ignore the people who have engineered it and whose sedition will be rewarded with reelection.As I read this essay, I wonder how the writer expects to be taken the least bit seriously.
Does Thompson already seek to divert the blame toward a bunch of "Confederates" for when Obama's house of cards comes tumbling down around the progressives who installed it?
Or he may be coming close to saying it's time to deny a voice in government to opponents of the Obama agenda.
Time to declare martial law?
Am I missing something here?
I know, I'm trying to apply logic.
But it seems I'm trying to make sense of nutcase progressive who thinks he and his progressive cohorts are still fighting the ghost of Robert E. Lee rather than admit the destructive nature of Barack Obama's fundamental transformation (aka revolution) is finally getting some legitimate contemporary push-back.
Progressives know they've gone too far to keep blaming Bush for their shortcomings. To suit the progressive fantasy, they seem to see the Confederacy is as good an anti-Obama scapegoat as any other that's out there.
At least that seems to be the case for Mr. Thompson.
Note: The Slate headline speaks of secession, and a footnote says Mr. Thompson has written a book with a secessionist theme. But, best I can tell, secession didn't make it into this Slate article, only fantasies of a rising or lingering Confederacy.