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(Rappahannock News)   If you have a hankering for some delicious tears this morning, here's an article crying over racist statues' removal that will make your heart sing. Bonus: Written by Ben Jones, the 1-term congressman who used to play Cooter on "The Dukes of Hazzard"   (rappnews.com) divider line
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2020-07-03 9:45:47 AM  
This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.
 
2020-07-03 10:10:23 AM  
Looks like someone done got on Boss Orange payroll
 
2020-07-03 11:12:53 AM  
I'm sure the death by torture murder of a black man inspired him to write another op-ed but the LSM refused to publish it, right?
 
2020-07-03 11:48:03 AM  
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2020-07-03 11:48:31 AM  
and the Sons of Confederate Veterans a Bunch of Traitors

FTFT.
 
2020-07-03 11:50:31 AM  
 
2020-07-03 11:51:29 AM  

gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.


What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?
 
2020-07-03 11:52:49 AM  
We who honor the courage and sacrifice of our ancestors of the South are not the sort of folks who are going to apologize for who we are, or for that matter, who they were.


Stopped reading right there. All anyone has to know about his opinion.
 
2020-07-03 11:53:05 AM  
Well you and anyone else that share your beliefs should jump into the acid pools of Yellowstone.


None of you will be missed.
 
2020-07-03 11:53:13 AM  
He says there are people of good will on both sides.....except for those evil, horrible libs and BLMers! No good will on that side!!

He says it's a mistake to judge the past by the present's standards...forgetting that he's in the present, and we're judging his current beliefs, which give a free pass to Confederate values.
 
2020-07-03 11:54:10 AM  
 B-e-n J-o-n-e-s

*blows ink dry*

...and that concludes today's entry in the Scroll of C*nts. Not an A-grader, I'll admit, but I don't discriminate.
 
2020-07-03 11:55:03 AM  

Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?


The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.
 
2020-07-03 11:55:12 AM  
Talk about life imitating art --- here's a guy that played a racist on a TV show, turns out he's actually a racist!
 
2020-07-03 11:55:20 AM  
BLM is a political movement with a dash of grandstanding. Closely examine the FBI crime stats as a reference.
 
2020-07-03 11:56:01 AM  
Either Southern heritage is defined by the Confederacy or it is not. If it's not defined by the Confederacy, then you can remove the statues and flag and still celebrate all the good things like the cooking, the gentile charm, the lazy afternoons in Savannah sipping lemonade on the porch. No one is attacking this heritage.

Or Southern heritage is defined by the absolute worst part of American history, and attempting to sever it from the Confederacy is impossible, which means you are supporting a legacy of hate, racism, and treason against the country.

The problem is that the racists have successfully convinced everyone that the two are inseparable.
 
2020-07-03 11:56:21 AM  
Wow nice part about the black retired cop shot for protecting his family pawn shop. IIRC wasn't he shot by the cops and not protesters?
 
2020-07-03 11:56:31 AM  
451: Unavailable due to legal reasons

Based on subby headline I don't think I'm missing much.
 
2020-07-03 11:56:44 AM  

Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?


Flags, one presumes. Flag makers everywhere love them for it...
 
2020-07-03 11:57:03 AM  

Dafatone: Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?

The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.


That is true. Conversely, they are free to fly symbols of tyranny.
 
2020-07-03 11:57:10 AM  
Ben Jones?  I thought that asshole died years ago.
 
2020-07-03 11:57:46 AM  
"Attacking and tearing down symbols of their memory is a destructive act that hardens feelings and poisons the well of goodwill."

There was never any Goodwill involved in the planning, construction, maintaining, or worshipping of the statues to traitors and seditionists. Any attempt to say otherwise is a lie at worst and self-delusion at best.

In short, you lost. Losers don't get statues.
 
2020-07-03 11:58:03 AM  
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You were a minor character on the Dukes of Hazard.
Flash the basset hound had more screen time, and a better arc with Roscoe P. Coltraine
You're not going to get out of this one in a Confederate themed '72 Dodge Challenger
That wasn't even your car. You drove a shiatty tow truck.
You never got the girl once. Not one episode.
 
2020-07-03 11:58:21 AM  
Suck it up, buttercup. We won that war.
 
2020-07-03 11:58:52 AM  

Destructor: Dafatone: Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?

The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.

That is true. Conversely, they are free to fly symbols of tyranny.


They are free to fly them. They are not free from the economic and social consequences of flying them.
 
2020-07-03 12:01:44 PM  
Cooter believes that everyone, including the loser, deserves a trophy. Participation trophies for everyone!
 
2020-07-03 12:02:22 PM  
Every existing erection in the United States was thought of, designed by, and erected by so-called white supremacists. The highways and railroads, the power plants and power lines, the water purification plants, buildings, houses, ... everything. Should we tear down the White House and re-build it using minority-only contractors? Minority only designers, engineers, construction workers, electricians, plumbers ...?

Because if that's what it takes, I'm totally on board as long as the constant whining about the racisms comes to an end. Nowadays, people just won't shut the f*ck up about the racisms. It's childish.
 
2020-07-03 12:04:36 PM  

AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x850]
You were a minor character on the Dukes of Hazard.
Flash the basset hound had more screen time, and a better arc with Roscoe P. Coltraine
You're not going to get out of this one in a Confederate themed '72 Dodge Challenger
That wasn't even your car. You drove a shiatty tow truck.
You never got the girl once. Not one episode.


https://thedukesofhazzard.fandom.com/​w​iki/Cooter%27s_Girl

Someone out thought into Cooter's backstory.  I don't think it was the writers, but this fan is into it.
 
2020-07-03 12:04:48 PM  
(as opposed to the successful bridge building of the Civil Rights Movement led by Dr. King and his allies)

Stop white-washing history and claiming that that state residents didn't call him communist and wanted him lynched in  his time. ( Not saying Jones think or thought that way)
which owes a lot to "Cultural Marxism," the vogue French philosophy of the left.
/ lost me when he uses  that  chestnut right  there.

We are in the 21st century and it blow my  mind that the Mississippi flag has to be changed now than in the  end of the 20th  century when it should  have been. Yet, if you told me that a bunch of lazy( kerosene soaked rags aren't hard to create) racists using Tiki torches yelling "The Jews won't replace us"  when I was 12 I wouldn't believe you .
 
2020-07-03 12:06:07 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Either Southern heritage is defined by the Confederacy or it is not. If it's not defined by the Confederacy, then you can remove the statues and flag and still celebrate all the good things like the cooking, the gentile charm, the lazy afternoons in Savannah sipping lemonade on the porch. No one is attacking this heritage.

Or Southern heritage is defined by the absolute worst part of American history, and attempting to sever it from the Confederacy is impossible, which means you are supporting a legacy of hate, racism, and treason against the country.

The problem is that the racists have successfully convinced everyone that the two are inseparable.


The South attempted to recreate ye olde feudalism from England but with black slaves taking the place of peasants. There's a reason faux historical novels like Ivanhoe were so popular in the region in the early 1800s. Southern Americans saw themselves as the spiritual heirs of the Norman aristocracy, of Chivalry, and of middle age Knights and honour and the like.

It is this delusion that is "southern heritage." An idea stolen from another land and another time and, after enough generations, the lie becomes the reality.
 
2020-07-03 12:06:41 PM  
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2020-07-03 12:07:41 PM  
/Shamelessly borrowed from another farker in a similar thread.

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2020-07-03 12:11:15 PM  
I'm a Civil War amateur historian (still trying to write that book about Southern Unionism after all these years).  For quite awhile I participated in public events, conferences and reenactments and visiting museums and archives, and invariably the Confederate sympathizers made their loyalties known very loudly. They were often rude and defensive and contemptuous of Unionists. It eventually got to the point where I just couldn't deal with the vitriol any more, it wasn't worth the effort in time and travel and expenses to go somewhere and have a very unpleasant experience.

While not all rebel sympathizers were toxic, and not all Unionists were angels, I never saw any Unionists screaming red-faced about the War.

It's pretty bad, too, on Civil War discussion boards. You can't say the word 'Andersonville' without getting piled on by furiously defensive rebs.
 
2020-07-03 12:11:53 PM  

Destructor: Dafatone: Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?

The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.

That is true. Conversely, they are free to fly symbols of tyranny.


People are free to fly them on their own property. But when public property is used to fly confederate flags or maintain confederate statues, people get angry. And people are the public.
 
2020-07-03 12:12:03 PM  

IncessantHooting: AtomPeepers: [Fark user image image 850x850]
You were a minor character on the Dukes of Hazard.
Flash the basset hound had more screen time, and a better arc with Roscoe P. Coltraine
You're not going to get out of this one in a Confederate themed '72 Dodge Challenger
That wasn't even your car. You drove a shiatty tow truck.
You never got the girl once. Not one episode.

https://thedukesofhazzard.fandom.com/w​iki/Cooter%27s_Girl

Someone out thought into Cooter's backstory.  I don't think it was the writers, but this fan is into it.


It's beautiful.jpg
 
2020-07-03 12:12:06 PM  

Destructor: Dafatone: Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?

The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.

That is true. Conversely, they are free to fly symbols of tyranny.


And we are free to call them out on that, as well as say that we as a people don't give a f*ck about their support for treason, and that we're getting rid of the traitor statues.
 
2020-07-03 12:12:11 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Either Southern heritage is defined by the Confederacy or it is not. If it's not defined by the Confederacy, then you can remove the statues and flag and still celebrate all the good things like the cooking, the gentile charm, the lazy afternoons in Savannah sipping lemonade on the porch. No one is attacking this heritage.

Or Southern heritage is defined by the absolute worst part of American history, and attempting to sever it from the Confederacy is impossible, which means you are supporting a legacy of hate, racism, and treason against the country.

The problem is that the racists have successfully convinced everyone that the two are inseparable.


Do they act like the only reason they're attacked is because of their "Southerness"?

As if liberals and Democrats give free passes to racist Northerners all the time or some shiat like that - look at Trump, the essential born and bred New Yorker, the heart of "Yankeedom". Do D's say, "Naw, his racism is cool, he's from north of the Ohio River, so we gotta like him no matter what. It's all about that Northern heritage!"

Like I've said before, go buy an SEC banner and make that the flag of the south. That way you can stiggit to the "Yankees" in the B1G and be free of controversy at the same time.
 
2020-07-03 12:12:20 PM  

Evil Mackerel: /Shamelessly borrowed from another farker in a similar thread.

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Needs an additional panel with neo Nazis proclaiming pride in their heritage and then the only smart person of the bunch shaking their head and realising that heritage is bullshiat and people shouldn't have pride in whatever the genetic lottery gave them.
 
2020-07-03 12:13:00 PM  
Problem, Cooter: there is a reason people feel strongly enough to remove them - and you and your ilk have never provided any valid justification as to why they're incorrect to feel that way. Yet, there they stand.

Sorry, Charlie
 
2020-07-03 12:14:55 PM  
Dukes of Hazard was on the air longer than the Confederacy existed.
 
2020-07-03 12:15:46 PM  

Uranus: B-e-n J-o-n-e-s

*blows ink dry*

...and that concludes today's entry in the Scroll of C*nts. Not an A-grader, I'll admit, but I don't discriminate.


Coincidentally, "Scroll of C*nts" is the name of the all-female KISS techno tribute band I promote.
 
2020-07-03 12:16:13 PM  
Every time this comes up, it reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld's bit about silver medals.

"You're the number one loser. No one lost ahead of you."
 
2020-07-03 12:18:25 PM  
Who?
 
2020-07-03 12:21:21 PM  

FarkingChas: We who honor the courage and sacrifice of our ancestors of the South are not the sort of folks who are going to apologize for who we are, or for that matter, who they were.


Stopped reading right there. All anyone has to know about his opinion.


Umm...FTFA- Jones, a former U.S. congressman who resides in Rappahannock County, is an honorary Life Member of the NAACP and the Sons of Confederate Veterans

He's an honorary Life Member of the NAACP.  Are you?  If not, that means scientifically he is less racist than you.  Chessmate, David Duke.
 
2020-07-03 12:21:39 PM  
I can see how thinking of yourself as the descendant of a war hero would be easier than realizing you are actually the descendant of a traitor. It must suck to have reality pointed out to you.
 
2020-07-03 12:22:05 PM  

Troy Aikman's Giant Thumbs: Either Southern heritage is defined by the Confederacy or it is not. If it's not defined by the Confederacy, then you can remove the statues and flag and still celebrate all the good things like the cooking, the gentile charm, the lazy afternoons in Savannah sipping lemonade on the porch. No one is attacking this heritage.

Or Southern heritage is defined by the absolute worst part of American history, and attempting to sever it from the Confederacy is impossible, which means you are supporting a legacy of hate, racism, and treason against the country.

The problem is that the racists have successfully convinced everyone that the two are inseparable.


Are you saying the Jewish people in the south weren't charming?
 
2020-07-03 12:22:11 PM  
You know, the federal government once rounded up the population of the South and marched them all out of  the United States, systematically destroyed all they had built, and let Americans take over the land.  We should do it again.  Call it the Trail of Cumstains.
 
2020-07-03 12:22:34 PM  

FarkingChas: We who honor the courage and sacrifice of our ancestors of the South are not the sort of folks who are going to apologize for who we are, or for that matter, who they were.


Stopped reading right there. All anyone has to know about his opinion.


Very courageous.  They were slave owners. They purchased young girls and raped them.
 
2020-07-03 12:22:49 PM  

bumblefuss: Every time this comes up, it reminds me of Jerry Seinfeld's bit about silver medals.

"You're the number one loser. No one lost ahead of you."


Technically, didn't the bronze metal winner lose in front of the silver medal winner?
 
2020-07-03 12:23:46 PM  

Corn_Fed: Destructor: Dafatone: Destructor: gopher321: This is the clown who says the confederate flag is not racist.

'Course not Ben! Only people can be racist.

What, exactly, are flag burners burning when they burn an American Flag? Democracy?

The beauty of America is that Americans are free to burn symbols of democracy.

That is true. Conversely, they are free to fly symbols of tyranny.

They are free to fly them. They are not free from the economic and social consequences of flying them.


And here we are. This is the crux of the matter.

If it's okay to tear down a statue, or rip down a confederate flag, who is to say where it ends? If I fly a Linux flag on my flag pole, why is it okay that Windows fan-boys rip it down and set it ablaze?

"Oh, that's crazy-talk, Destructor"

No. That's cancel culture. That's what is happening right now. There's no discussion. There's no voting. It's doing what's "right" according to you and your buddies (not necessarily "you", that's a rhetorical shortcut. I'm sure you wouldn't do that, I have no beef with you at all!).

It's like the dark-elf episode of Community getting removed by Netflix. Even though the actor was in full blown dark-elf makeup (all black, no white around the eyes or lips), it's "Black face". Even though that was a key element in the episode where the joke was a black person said, "what? We're just going to ignore this?", it still got shiat canned. No discussion. No "uncomfortable conversation". No debate. *poof* gone.

But it's okay. Because it's a company reacting to the idiotic, moronic, stupid, evil, wishes of it's uninformed and insipid paid viewers.

I guess the system works.

Not a complaint. An observation. This is the world the cancel culture wants.

This is the world that's going to get Trump 4 more years. I do not want that. But I can only vote once.
 
2020-07-03 12:26:38 PM  
Should Lincoln have let the South go? Probably.
 
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