The Confederacy is Destroying America

 

I make my jokes about “the former Confederacy”, but I know many good and decent people from southern states. I still think Robert Reich got a salient point in his AlterNet piece: The “culture” of the (angry, white, rural) south has destroyed the Republican party and is trying to destroy America.

“America has had a long history of white Southern radicals who will stop at nothing to get their way – seceding from the Union in 1861, refusing to obey Civil Rights legislation in the 1960s, shutting the government in 1995, and risking the full faith and credit of the United States in 2010.”