Dear Right Wing crackpots and nut jobs who might be inclined to believe the unpatriotic traitorous, secessionist Jim Taylor.
Need I remind you that we have tried his ill-advised proposal before? It led to the American Civil War and we all know how that turned out. Unfortunately, even though good conquered evil in the Civil War, the sentiments and hatred of the southern people who lost did not die as a result of the outcome of the war.
Instead, their hatred of blacks and people of color other than white intensified — so much so that this hatred of blacks fermented to a point that in the 1960s, white southern Democrats, or “rednecks” as Jim so affectionately refers to them, left the party en-masse and joined the Republicans because of their disaffection with the passage of the Civil Rights act of 1964.
This exodus to the Republican Party caused a Republican resurgence. The party that once fought to end slavery and for the preservation of the Union flip-flopped. It changed so much that Abraham Lincoln would not recognize his old party if he could see it today.
In the words of Jim Taylor, “we’ll keep the capitalism, the greedy corporations and greedy pharmaceuticals, Walmart and Wall Street.” A land free of homeless people and Hispanics or as Jim so eloquently put it, “homeboys.” A land free of hippies and illegal aliens. I’m surprised he didn’t call them Mexicans. A land spilling over with hot Alaskan hockey moms, greedy CEOs and “rednecks.” A land where every channel on your TV is Fox News.
I have a question for you Right wingers. How do you plan to pay for this white Republican Party utopia since you hate the concept of taxation so much?
If you reject the idea of redistributive taxation in this new Southern Confederacy of yours, where you give all the power to the rich and expect them to trickle down prosperity and opportunity to the rest of you poor fools, you have another thing coming to you.
Now, in the spirit of an unfriendly parting, I’ll bet you universal health care that you won’t last five days in your unconscionable dog-eat-dog worked before you start your next Civil War.
P.S., don’t let the door hit you on the way out.
Saul Gonzalez, San Benito