Nov 10, 2011


For those who have never lived nor traveled to the Northwest I have some breaking news for you, there are people so full of their redneck self in Washington they'd make your average rural Texan seem like an Ivy League educated individual. Yes it's true for I've lived among them, befriended them, learned their ways, and since I've moved to Texas I've known more northwesterners that are more stereotypical Texan than most Texans I know.

Yes my small town upbringing in Oregon and Southwest Washington has made me wonder why Texas is the butt of all jokes, when redneck ire can just be directed to Wenatchee, Longview, and the hell hole that is Yakima. Then again, Washington has never given the nation one of the worst Presidents in history, or any President for that matter. And Texas has a huge ego, so it deserves some scorn for it's fat head. Given the size and diverse population you'll always find some nut job who'll make the news doing something racist, and it can be on a daily basis.

Still Texas does have it's redeeming members, and today the Department of Motor Vehicles has done the state a favor by rejecting a license plate with the Sons of Confederate Veterans symboly, which contains the Battle Flag of Northern Virginia. Why they didn't use the Texas state Confederate flag is anyone's guess. The moron behind the idea of putting the flag on state property swears it's about commemorating soldiers and not politicians. Uh-huh. So why should Texans commemorate the soldiers of Virginia? Granted I get the Army of Northern Virginia was diverse when it came to which state each soldier hailed from, but I don't get what the point of putting this on a license plate is, instead of harming Texas' already fragile public image. I guess the DMV decided against putting the flag that was flown by traitors to the Constitution and who fought and killed for the right to own people was the right thing to do, because to adopt and honor those who held such values just doesn't make sense to any reasonable human being.

If you want to honor the fallen Confederate soldiers, there are many ways to do so instead of public funds. We have enough people trying to romanticise the antebellum south, which only existed in pulp-fiction and for the one percenters if you will, and if they want to have their revisionist history while celebrating those with twisted values, they can do it on their own damn dime. Why the Texas division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans hasn't adopted the actual

Bravo Texas DMV. Bravo to you.

BTW I've seen far more instances of Truck Nutz in the northwest than here in Texas. I'm not kidding.

"Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite idea; its foundations are laid, its corner- stone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery subordination to the superior race is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth." - Alexander Stephens

DMV rejects Confederate license plates

1 comment:

Mattbear said...

You want to know why Texas is viewed this way? Two words: