17 December 2002

Washington Times Editor is Member of Racist Organization

Washington Times Assistant National Editor Robert Stacy McCain is a member of the League of the South, a neo-confederacy group that says it's not racist, but many others would disagree with that assertion. The Southern Law Poverty Center has added them to their list of hate groups, but you can judge for yourself just from these excerpts regarding Trent Lott from the founder/president of this organization:

The uproar surrounding the recent comments by Mississippi Senator (and former Ole Miss cheerleader) Trent Lott provides us an opportunity to examine the phenomenon known as Cultural Marxism (C.M.), more commonly called “Political Correctness” (P.C.).

How does one determine if he (he/she?) is a Cultural Marxist? Here are a few examples

1. First, in keeping with the topic of Senator (and former Ole Miss cheerleader) Lott’s praise for Strom Thurmond’s 1948 Dixiecrat Presidential bid, you believe that state-enforced segregation is “immoral” (to use President G. W. Bush’s term) while holding that state-enforced integration is OK.

14. And here we go, all you Confederate Southrons-Slavery is an institution ordained of God and regulated by His Word! It is not therefore “evil!”

Mr. McCain has plastered his racist ramblings all over the net - from his columns attacking Abraham Lincoln as a war criminal for his "assault on the Confederacy" to recently on, McCain said he agreed with Gordon Baum, CEO of the CCC, when he says "God Bless Trent Lott.". The "freepers" (or McCain himself) have removed the posts, but not before they were captured by some savvy bloggers.
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11 December 2002

Is Trent Lott a Racist?

Senate Republican leader Trent Lott has been busy backpedaling the last several days over an absolutely egregious statement he made at Strom Thurmond's birthday bash. I don't know what the official apology count is up to now, and I'm guessing that we're going to see more damage control and spin from the Lott camp in the coming days. For those of you who haven't heard what was said, here are the remarks that have ignited calls of racism:

I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either.

In case you're a little light on the historical record of 1948 presidential election politics, allow me to fill in the blanks or correct the myopic meanderings of right wing talk show callers and hosts. The States Rights Democratic Party split from the Democratic party not because of economic policy or abortion or school choice, but strictly due to their belief in "segregation of the races and the racial integrity of each race". Segregation forever was the campaign cry! If you doubt my words, check out their adopted platform.

Lott now says his statements were a "mistake of the head and not of the heart". But what the hell does that mean? I read it to say that his heart screams "Segregation Forever" but his head says that it wasn't politically expedient to verbalize it. Or does it mean he yearns for the Jim Crow era, but thinks he ought not ponder it anymore?

Even taken alone, such a repulsive remark renders Lott a racist in my view, but this is not an isolated incident that illustrates his bigotry. Consider the following points:
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