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Clay Bennett

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  1. PainterArt

    PainterArt GoComics PRO Member said, about 19 hours ago

    Remember the good old days when everyone knew their place. People are so uppity and disrespectful now.

  2. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 18 hours ago

    Them Flaggers is the uppity ones.

  3. lonecat

    lonecat said, about 17 hours ago

    My experience is that the South has evolved. Of course things aren’t perfect, but people in general have come a long way. And the North needs to evolve as well.

    When I was a kid in the shallow South back in the 1950s, I heard a lot of people say things like, “Well, slavery wasn’t so bad” and “Colored people were actually better off under slavery” and “Well, coloreds are genetically inferior, that’s obvious, just look at them” and of course, “It’s our problem, the North should leave it to us”. It was quite clear that there were people, not just a few, either, who wouldn’t have minded if slavery had been re-instituted. And they sure didn’t like the idea of integration and equality.

    You might come across someone like that here and there nowadays, but much much less than back in 1958 or 1960. I don’t mean to suggest that there’s no need to move forward, but I think it’s also important to recognize the improvement that has occurred, partly so that we can resolve to continue.

  4. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 17 hours ago

    @lonecat

    God points, lonecat. Unfortunately, the media (especially on the right) like to showcase the worst of it, which only encourages them to recruit. Stay vigilant.

  5. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 15 hours ago

    This has to be the stupidest left fringer false outrage ever. They yanked reruns of the “Dukes of Hazard” because the General Lee Dodge Charger has the battle flag on its roof. REALLY?
    That flag at the Confederate memorial in South Carolina? The Rev. Pinckney vboted to move it there and keep it flying. So they’re going to honor his memory by going against what he voted for.
    It’s reported that Kanye West has a battle flag tattoo. He also has a line of clothing and accessories based on the battle flag.
    Roof didn’t do what he did because of the Southern Cross flag. It was a prop he used. He is this time period’s Timothy McVeigh. McVeigh self radicalized because of the Waco, Texas massacre of the Branch Davidians. Roof self radicalized over the injustice of ignoring black against white crime. The meme is that white are committing hate crimes on black people. The reality is that 80% of interracial crime is black on white. In 2008 black people committed nearly 500,000 crimes where the victims were white. Whites committed around 90.000 crimes against blacks. When a black person is murdered in America, 95% of the time, their murderer is also black. When a white person is murdered, 14% of the time, their murderer is black.
    That’s reality. The Confederate Battle Flag has got nothing to do with it.

  6. ODon

    ODon said, about 15 hours ago

    @lonecat

    Wasn’t too many years back at a welcome center in Berea Ky a demonstrating craftsman stated things would be better as soon as we get the coon out of the White House. Didn’t represent the town but was comfortable in his open disdain.

  7. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, about 14 hours ago

    @lonecat

    The problem is that the ones who would like to have their Slaves Back are the Loudest Voices.
    Something about the way their Huge Bank Accounts allow them to buy really Loud Megaphones, I think.
    .

  8. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 13 hours ago

    @mdavis4183

    That is a remarkable statement. Not to say accurate.
    Roof quite explicitly said that he wanted to get rid of blacks.
    He left one woman alive so she would repeat his words.
    He wore the flag of Rhodesia, apartheid-era South Africa, and the Confederate Battle Flag.
    He posted pictures of himself burning the American flag and posing before a Confederate Battle Flag.
    The Confederate Battle Flag was virtually unknown to most of the Confederacy — Strom Thurmond brought it back for his racist party in 1948, and it was put up in South Carolina in reaction to the Civil Rights Act.
    It’s racism. Deal with it.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 12 hours ago

    SOOOO much proof they haven’t evolved who are flocking to support the south’s most outrageous folks. There has been some overkill on banning the flag, like on old TV shows that actually mocked the dumber southerners.

  10. Wacky Jacky

    Wacky Jacky said, about 12 hours ago

    Naw, better just remove old tv shows, games, and any mention of the flag from museums regardless of context.

    That will solve everything.

  11. mrs1wing

    mrs1wing GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    Very little has been reported on the racism which still exists in states other than those in the South; and, yet it is all our fault. By the way, the Civil War was fought (as are all wars) over economic issues.

  12. twclix

    twclix GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    @mrs1wing

    Yes, economic issues like slavery.

  13. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 36 minutes ago

    @mrs1wing

    Lots of discussion up here. And by the way, you’re wrong. The Civil War was fought over slavery. Any economic issues were subordinate to slavery as a main purpose.
    It’s easy to confirm this: just look at the declarations of secession or independence of the Confederate states as well as the Constitution of the Confederacy.
    Please stop repeating this baseless assertion.

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