Monday, May 15, 2017

Great Moments in Fascist Stoogery, Part One

     It was a heart-warming moment from a bygone America, a slight, 10 minute-long reprise of the good ole days of driveins, doctors who made house calls, mail delivery twice a day, the Good Humor Man and lynchings.
     Yes, professional peckerhead and part-time punching bag Dick Spenser was at it again last Saturday with yet another stunt described by some of the participants as a "candlelight vigil." Really, really big candles that could easily be mistaken for torches in the hands of an angry mob. All that were missing were the requisite pitchforks (I guess they couldn't get a good bulk rate at the local Walmart.).
     So what were they all up in arms about last Saturday night? Well, Spenser decided enough was enough and the Alt-whiteright poster boy from Whitefish, Montana decided he couldn't let some lily-livered, bleeding heart liberal City Council members allow Confederate General and vicious racist Robert E. Lee's statue to be taken down in Charlottesville, Virginia. Because General Lee is so popular in Montana and all. Forget the fact that a judge issued a six month injunction to keep the statue up so they could whitewash literally and figuratively the true meaning of southern pride and heritage.
     The illegitimate sons of Trump could be heard calling out, "Russia is our friend", making the first time in human history that fascist elements became allies with Russia. The Mayor of Charlottesville likened the gathering to a KKK rally, which, of course, that's what it really was, minus the bed sheets. Just to ensure no one mistook their message, they were also chanting, "Blood and soil", a popular Nazi-era slogan.
     Yes, the Neonazis love Putin and his quasi Communist state of Russia.
     Then no sooner than they'd lit their yuge candles that were mistaken for torches in the hands of an ugly white mob, they were told to disperse from the area. In all, the "rally" in Lee Park lasted for 10 whole minutes.
     Note in the NY Times article there was no mention of any violence, cops showing up in riot gear and tanks like what we'd seen a few years ago in Ferguson. Nope, the deputies just had to show up all nice and conciliatory like Sheriff Andy Taylor and tell them to knock it off and to go back home to their moonshine and pork rinds.
     Why is it something in me suspects the outcome would've been slightly different if the City Council had ruled the statue to stay up and an equal number of torch-wielding black protesters had shown up in Lee Park? Because, you know, we can't let them darkies get all uppity an' all. Why, next thing you know they'll be demanding the right to vote, to not be lynched without a kangaroo court and 12 hour days in the cotton fields!
     Sorry, guys. I'll go as far as the driveins, doctors who make house calls, twice a day mail delivery and the Good Humor Man. This America from a bygone age celebrating slavery, lynchings and racism with impunity is something we could all do without. This stunt, and that's all it was- a pathetic stunt that withered at the first sign of law enforcement, was meant to do one thing- Resurrect images from America at its darkest and ugliest and to instill fear in those who might support the removal of the statue of such an offensive man as Lee.
     It didn't work.

6 Comments:

At May 15, 2017 at 5:31 PM, Blogger D. said...

"...the first time in human history that fascist elements became allies with Russia."

Ahem. The Hitler-Stalin pact.

Otherwise, I'm in agreement, particularly about the reaction had the "ralliers" been black. It is not possible these days to be too cynical.

 
At May 15, 2017 at 7:39 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Oh, the secret 1941 on-aggression pact concerning the Balkans, right. Forgot about that. What I meant, though, was that this was the first public alliance between the two.

 
At May 16, 2017 at 1:40 PM, Anonymous CC said...

Actually, it's the 1939 German-Soviet Non-aggression Pact that was a prelude to both countries' invasion of Poland.

 
At May 16, 2017 at 3:59 PM, Blogger Stan B. said...

Facism/Communism... whatever the -ism, they all pale next to them colored folk Whites of any stripe fear most. The one thing this Pres has clearly shone a light on...

 
At May 17, 2017 at 1:27 AM, Anonymous CC said...

Do you know of any other civil war whose losers (and their descendants) were allowed to tell their side of the story and set their own agenda in the country where they lost it?

Most likely they'd have been executed or exiled.

The North won the Civil War.

The South won the Civil Peace.

 
At May 26, 2017 at 3:26 PM, Anonymous CC said...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/ct-alabama-law-confederate-monuments-20170524-story.html

Many Repubs still accuse the Dems of being the party of the KKK and Jim Crow, while ignoring that their 1860s-1960s predecessors were quite different from what they are today.

 

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