Sunday, April 10, 2011

Washington Post Goes Progressive Crazy. Equates White Slave Owners With Bush Tax Cuts

No I am not making this up-in fact even if I wanted to find cause to denigrate the liberal Washington Post my mind could not imagine such craziness. In an otherwise interesting article about the controversy surrounding the causes of the Civil War
the Washpo manages, somehow,  to interject its anti-conservative bias into this 150 year old controversy.

"However, two ideological factors caused most Southern whites, including those who were not slave-owners, to defend slavery. First, Americans are wondrous optimists, looking to the upper class and expecting to join it someday. In 1860, many subsistence farmers aspired to become large slave-owners. So poor white Southerners supported slavery then, just as many low-income people support  the extension of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy now."

Their premise, that  the poor allow the rich to get away with amoral practices because they themselves aspire to the level of corruption the rich enjoy the fruits of, is of course entirely unprovable. The fact that they set up this concept as an excuse to link the lower income people of today-all Republicans no doubt, with the Democratic Party  supporters of slavery, shows the incredibly biased mindset of the the denizens of the Beltway paper of record.

To expect any fair and balanced reporting from a newspaper which actually believes in this sort of rubbish is expecting too much. Their Civil War comment serves another purpose however, in that it goes to reinforce the truth that anything printed in the liberal media should be seen for the propaganda piece it is.

In contrast to negative vibes from the liberal media and to bring things into the world of pure youthful joy and hard driving rockabilly, from the greatest of the great, here is the master (best at full volume) which 55 years has done nothing to diminish.

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