The context: on Alternatehistory.com, where I go by Snake Featherston, someone posted a "Neo-Confederates, what do you think of them?" thread. Well, knowing ol' Under L you had to figure I would respond to that there topic. My first response: ( cut for language )
To which someone responded "Don't hold back Snake, tell us what you really think." Well.....I did:
All right, you asked for it. The Neo-Confederates whitewash a pathetic regime of backstabbing treacherous blue-blood lazy rapist assholes who didn't have what it took to lead a spelling bee, much less a state. The Confederacy was one of the lousiest, most pathetic attempts at building an army and a state that ever disgraced human history, its generals were invariably mediocre at best and treacherous self-interested douchebag murderers at worst. It was dedicated to the premise that 2/3 of its population was divinely entitled to the labor of the other 1/3, with its own white supremacist ideal regularly and proudly undermined by its supposed champions. The Confederacy is regularly made out to be far more than it was, and is a wretched shame and decayed, shuffling zombie with its bony, rotten, foul-smelling fingers digging into the back of the South despite being all of four years in Southern history. It was a malicious, bloody-minded dictatorship that resorted to use of fire and sword whenever it was convenient, morality and justice be damned, and it was not only doing that but it was terrible at it.
The Confederacy was all this, and these people *admire* that time. As a descendant of both CS and US veterans I wish the CSA was roundly despised as a shame for the South, and that James Longstreet and Patrick Cleburne had memorials, not that murderous, thuggish asshole Nathan Bedford Forrest and that malaria-ridden paranoid, petty, waspish little man Jefferson Davis, and particularly not white-haired Marble Bob and his bunch of looters and murderers.
I am proud to call myself a Jayhawker because the CSA's been dead for 146 years now, and it should have no relevance whatsoever to the South, whose history is much broader than that, and the focus on it is to the detriment of the entire South.
Well, Rob, you asked me not to hold back......
Suffice to say that when ye ask, so shall ye receive. *amused*