Yes, the yearning of poets may not include plowing the "south 40." But there are some souls among us who would have the capacity to turn that a mystical experience, spin it as an act of beauty, in addition to getting the job done.Having one's husband executed, one's son imprisoned and one's l crushed by an evil regime seems worthy of more than "get over yourself" moment. But, then, that may be just what David Brooks is saying.
This hegemony will not last due to changing demographics in Southern Cities.If the Republicans keeping falling into the trap of ideology, and causes as the Democrats have, they will face the same fate. Getting things done counts in the South. The Victories of Senator Cochran were based on his effectiveness in meeting the concerns of his constituents.
mmpack - The Civil was is over the South lost. I have no interest in going back to live in a third world country like Mississippi. I want to live in a country with a strong Federal Government.
Mother is concerned for the boy's education, but then again, left him behind in South America when he was 11 months old. Then the boy ends up back with mother in US.. Machete or no machete, sounds like a plan to me.
Demographics or gerrymandering? I think it is the latter.The decision by the US to become a nation of 50 states, each governed by regional interests and disinterested in the national welfare (aside from war and foreign policy) has destroyed democracy.The south has won the civil war over time. We are not a nation. We are a loose confederation.
The same Supreme Court that decided that the entire country is a "militia" and that "well regulated" means nothing also said that racism is so over and there is no danger that anyone, least of all the charming and courtly south, would ever try to disenfranchise all the old, brown, young or poor voters, bless their hearts. Enough with "my second amendment rights"; in fact, there aren't any.