We Have All Been Here Before

Wise people have stated, “That if you live long enough you get to see everything twice.”  Another way of saying the same thing is, “All things come back around in due time.”

Today I heard a term that I had not heard since I was a young man.  The term was “Southern Traditionalist.”  Back in the 1960’s when the Civil Rights Movement was in full swing, those who opposed “Equal Rights” being applied to all citizens in the United States, referred to themselves as “Southern Traditionalist.”

That was the buzz word or palatable name for those who were sympathetic to those common viewpoints of the Ku Klux Klan.

Today the current buzz word or palatable name for those who once again are sympathetic to the same Ultra Right Wing Conservatism are calling themselves “Tea Party” members or simply the shorter, “Patriot.”

Whether one uses the old 1960’s Southern Traditionalist or today’s current “Patriot,” these people are all one in the same.


3 Responses to “We Have All Been Here Before”

  1. microdot Says:

    the graphic was great…the only thing missing was “We want your daughters!”
    Unfortunately, Europe is seeing the same trend these days. Racially manipulated nationalist political opportunism. There is even a new license to speak what was previously unspeakable here in France…on the far right, there is even an acknowledged nostalgia for the good old days of Petainist Occupied France!
    On Thursday, there was a huge violent police action against a gypsy camp outside of Paris. Yes, the camp was technically illegal, but the laws which France has enacted to insure that gypsies have places to camp legally have been ignored in recent years.
    The gypsies are a convenient target for the ultra conservatives so the illegal police action which resulted in families being torn apart and RER Commuter trains requisitioned to hasten the illegal deportation with out any due process of as many gypsies as quickly as possible.
    This has horrified much of France as it is exactly how the deportations of Jews occurred in Petainist France.

  2. microdot Says:

    here’s a great anti sarkozy gypsy music video, it rocks and it is so good natured and eloquent at the same time!

  3. Engineer Of Knowledge Says:

    Hello Microdot,
    I had the exact same thought of “We want your daughters,” (or better “We want your White Women”) line was missing too.

    I have heard how the extreme conservatives in France, and Europe in general, are raising there racist heads. What a lot of people don’t know was, yes Hitler killed Jews by the millions but the Nazis killed more gypsies across Europe.

    We have a couple families of gypsies around here and I went to school with a couple of the daughters. The girls were cousins and one of their uncles still had the concentration camp number tattoo ID on his forearm from when he was a child in the 1940’s.

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