“The Genocide of Southern Culture”

By Anthony | October 24th, 2007 | 1:52 pm

A letter writer in today’s News and Record compares the sale of Mexican flag license plates with genocide:

Now I ask, why is the N.C. license plate office allowed to sell a plate with a flag of a foreign country but not a Confederate flag plate? … This is just another example of the increasing genocide of Southern culture and ultimately of the Southern people.

I think there may be a slight misunderstanding here as to the meaning of the word “genocide”.

3 Responses to ““The Genocide of Southern Culture””

  1. Billy The Blogging Poet Says:

    I think you might be correct.

  2. The CA Says:

    Errors in semantics aside, the writer does make a valid point. We fought Mexico in a war, too. Mexico also had slaves.

  3. Anthony Says:

    Well, the “errors in semantics” (that’s putting it mildly) are kind of my point. The guy is pointing to the sale of a license plate as an example of genocide and “giving the country away”. That’s blowing things out of proportion to an absurd degree.

    Besides, as I pointed out in the LTE comments, the guy’s premise is undercut by the fact that the DMV does indeed have a plate featuring a Confederate flag. So the letter isn’t just overblown, it’s also incorrect.