The Republican party is no more republican then the Democratic party is democratic. Both are oligarchies promoting their namesakes as if those in charge (power) have the interests of the people firmly in their hearts (with their pocketbooks in their hands).

They are both corrupt, though the Democrats have taken fraud and debasement to levels (down) not seen since Thaddeus Stevens et al. This comparison falls flat to the Republicans since if they used it they would lose their connection with “The Party of Lincoln.” So, they, the Republicans, proclaim they are the conservatives and the Democrats are the liberals. Horse dung! Neither is either. However, the affectation about avuncular, old, Honest Abe is not going to be dispelled anytime soon as long as pseudo historians like Bill O’Reilly, Rich Lowery, et al can find a publisher.

But such a proclamation is necessary to garner the Southern voters (their base as they say) while at the same time reminding Southerners how evil they have been and how such malicious and sinful conduct needs to be completely eradicated by the destruction of Confederate monuments and heroes. I take a brief aside to mention that no one has been more dutiful of this than the Bush family.

Southerners are conservatives by nature, conjoined with their tarrying to the land and the God who created it all in the first place. Needing conservative votes (what they call conservative since they are not themselves), the Republican chargers praise the South, though reminding them always of their misled attempt at destroying the “country” so they could keep slavery intact for a free source of labor, and could pass the time by bullwhipping blacks into “Yas Suh, Mr. Confederate.” They need to repent so all conservatives can join together harmoniously in singing The Battle Hymn of the Republic when Ole Miss plays Alabama.

I, as many Southerners, have watched with dismay at the removal of various monuments, name plates and flags while (not so Ron Paul) our Republican representatives stood by and timidly acquiesced (yes Rand Paul) and in many cases openly supported such conduct. It was an especially pitiful moment to read Vanderbilt’s Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos’s comments about apparently some great struggle for the myriads of people who have cast their eyes on Confederate Memorial Hall; this while his home town of Milwaukee (that’s up north) was being burned and looted. Apparently once the name “Confederate” was dispatched, the fires would be put out and racial comity would return to Wisconsin. All lives matter– except Confederate ones.

All of this is to say to the Republican anointed ones, whether they be Mitt Romney, George Bush, Donald Trump or Donald Duck:  you will never see my vote as long as you refuse historical truth–at least honest effort to seek it. As long as you promote the happy-slap-history nonsense of Rush and the Pilgrims or Sean and his juvenile twaddle such as (paraphrasing) Lincoln arrested everybody without charge because he had to save the country and the National Anthem and Pledge of Allegiance and all that American stuff, I will not vote for you. As far as I’m concerned you belong in a death struggle with the Clintons, and the Obamas and the Bidens and the rest of the villainy of oligarchs whom you are all vested in.

So I don’t see myself voting because I don’t think you will change. You are like oysters, patiently waiting at the bottom of your world, without spine, keeping pearls to yourselves.  It takes a man to do the right thing and that doesn’t seem to include y’all. After all, what kind of a man refers to his “gender” when he means his sex?

Democrats–mob rule. Republicans–fool rule. Final score: Oligarchs 2, republic 0

And Behold, a Pale Horse

Paul H. Yarbrough

I was born and reared in Mississippi, lived in both Louisiana and Texas (past 40 years). My wonderful wife of 43 years who recently passed away was from Louisiana. I have spent most of my business career in the oil business. I took up writing as a hobby 7 or 8 years ago and love to write about the South. I have just finished a third novel. I also believe in the South and its true beliefs.

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