The Charlotte News
Friday, April 9, 1948
Liberty might perish worldwide before the struggle for world power ended.
The only logical conclusion to be interpreted from Mr. Burkholder's analysis is that the United States would have been far better off had Hitler won the war. Then, no doubt, Mr. Burkholder would have been made the chief district commander for New Germania, until he insisted one day on having country buttermilk become the national drink and the Nazis shot him, hung his body from a tree in Freedom Park, renamed Fuehrer's New Paradise.
A letter writer suggests that the most remarkable phenomenon in American politics since the Civil War was the emergence of the Solid South politically. He points out that common whites were kept down for generations because of the need to compete with slave labor. After the Civil War, all of the energies were directed toward keeping blacks down. But the lower wages paid to blacks also meant that depressed whites were unable to get more for their labor and they blamed the blacks for competition.
Now, the South was becoming industrialized and resulting prosperity had brought new opportunity for the region to become part of the nation again. With that, it was time for Southerners to emerge as individuals politically.
"As the old so-called aristocratic, land holding, slave labor exploiting dynasty has passed so is now passing the out-of-date, down-at-heel, wild-eyed, bugle-voiced, long-haired, Pecksniffian generation of South savers."
So, now, they were going to follow their new leader, we suppose, Strom Thurmond.
Surely, after seeing what had happened in the 80th Congress, vacillating between stalling tactics, making the wealthy corporations wealthier, and investigating everyone deemed by the GOP conservatives and politically avaricious to be liberal and sufficiently weak politically to be cast as unpopular, the Southerners would not wish to cast their votes for one of the Republicans.
And Henry Wallace, of course, was a pink fellow traveler.
Who, pray tell, then were they to support?
On the 83rd anniversary of the surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox, effectively ending the Civil War, a second civil war was beginning, to last at least another 27 years in its most visible form.
And in North Charleston, S.C., on the 47th anniversary of the assassination in Memphis of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., a police officer gave chase and fatally shot in the back a man named Walter Scott, a fleeing suspect believed guilty of having a broken taillight lens, near where the first shots of the Civil War were fired at Fort Sumter
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