Just in case anyone who’s read the articles on this site about my hometown; Cuthbert, Georgia (see “WHAT’S THAT SMELL?”, “THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND” and “RON’S MOM” on those articles) thinks that any of that stuff was made up, I offer up the following, hometown newspaper editorial, as evidence that I do INDEED live in a different era than do many of you readers.
This site is INDEED, “THE TIME TUNNEL”, and, although I like traveling through time, it is REALLY not necessary to leave my home, for there are warps in time that are readily observable right here, in the HERE and NOW!
The name of my hometown paper is: “THE CUTHBERT SOUTHERN TRIBUNE”.
The date of the article in question is today; Thursday, Nov. 17, 2016
The weekly editorial entitled, “SOUTHERN MALE PERSPECTIVE with TIM WHITE”. (I find it poetic justice that the writer of this column is surnamed, “WHITE”. In fact, it would not be robbery if one were to call this column, “SOUTHERN (WHITE) MALE PERSPECTIVE”).
I would venture to say that the feelings, expressed in this week’s piece, are the generalized feelings of many Southern WHITE males AND females, especially of this gentleman’s generation, the Southern WHITE chapter of the BABY BOOMERS.
From previous editions of the column, I have ascertained that Mr. White was once a farmer, but due to some bad seasons, became a long-haul truck driver. He has grandchildren, which he adores, and a dog or two.
So, enjoy this week’s offering (with commentary from a Southern BLACK male in brackets) entitled:
“FEELS GOOD TO BE DEPLORABLE”
“Well it’s been a very successful week. Georgia won, Trump won, and the Falcons could’ve won, again. It all comes down to the good guys won [the GOOD GUYS?]. And it feels like a heavy burden has been lifted. There’s no polite way to say it other than the facts. Christian conservatives, [White folks] have been oppressed, humiliated, and made to feel like second-class citizens in recent years [Blacks have been second class citizens for centuries…poor, poor, White folks]. And if you had an opinion other than the one being promoted at the time, it meant you were backwards, racist, or just plain ignorant. Which is why those in power felt led to do what was best for us. Because we, in our deplorable position, didn’t have the mental capacity to know right from wrong. In our woeful state, we exhibited a tendency to lean towards what was right, so we had to be shown what is now acceptable. But all that’s behind us now [Hooray!].
The people have spoken. Ignorant or not [you said it, not I]. Your guns are safe and Toby Keith can sing his song again [so easy to please]. And maybe now we can say ‘Merry Christmas’ again. [No one I know ever stopped saying “Merry Christmas].
But we won’t gloat over it. I can’t see Trump supporters rioting in the streets if Hillary had won [Oh, but I can].
We might be white trash, redneck, uneducated, or simple minded but we are classy white trash, redneck, uneducated or simple minded folks [classy? Really?]. Even though we’ve had our collective noses rubbed in liberalism all these years I can’t see us returning the favor. I can’t see us stooping to that level.
I have to admit it’s been rather entertaining to watch the reaction of the millennials. I think that’s the politically correct description of young college students who have been utterly devastated by these events. The silver spoon crowd who live in a sheltered and protected world where they get whatever they want and they’ve never lost at anything. Never had to deal with any kind of failure or loss. The biggest problem they’ve ever had to deal with was a pimple. They’ve never been concerned about making a car payment or paying for groceries. I saw where one Professor allowed them to delay taking exams if they were too traumatized and needed counseling because of this tragedy. Losing a family member to death is a tragedy, the results of a presidential election where your candidate didn’t win is not.
But looking back, this is probably the 2016 version of the Hippies of 1966 only 50 years later. They’re against anything and everything traditional, legal, or moral. And if they don’t get their way or aren’t allowed to win, it’s someone else’s fault. And the way to fix that is to break store windows and turn over police cars. Makes sense to me.”
So, there you are, straight from the mind of a typical “SOUTHERN (WHITE) MALE”. Straight from the “Horses Mouth”, so to speak.
I could never make this stuff up YA’LL!