We find it hard to believe that at one point in our nation's history we threw up our hands and decided to beat the shit out of each other. I used to. I don't, anymore. With these health care reform protesters, with the town hall meetings and the shouting-down of opposing voices, usually done by people who will cry about the death of democracy as soon as they are shouted down. Then the Birthers. Then the death panel shit. Just...all of it. One insanity after another. It's racial. It is. It's frustrated, angry white folks who are not used to being frustrated or angry. Not really, anyway. And so it comes out like this, childlike and red-faced. Immature.
So anyway, the more I think about it, the more I realize these loonies almost ended the Union way back in the day. Only then, they were called "Plantation owners" and "racists." Well, we can still call them racists today. That's fine.
Imagine how poor Lincoln felt, having to deal with these morons.
Southerners: YOU'RE GOING TO TAKE OUR LAND AND FREE THE SLAVES.
Lincoln: Actually, that's not my position...
Southerners: LIAR. LYING FUCKING LIAR.
Lincoln: Well, if you'd listen.
Southerners: OH MY GOD YOU STINK OF LIES.
Lincoln: Alright, that's it. Strap in, Lincoln's getting flustered.
And then it was on, and the North laid a righteous ass whooping on the South.