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Why do southerners always go on and on about how the south is so much better, and then you point out that THEY lost the war....then they get PISSED...

wtf peeps, civil war is over, let it go...


p.s. I'm not commenting about anyone on this board, nothing but nice southerners here....just wonderng exactly WHY this still happens....
 

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you aint from round here are you boy :laughing
 

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no, seriously, I just dun get it...
 

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OK the war thing yes they are still pissed off The old timers liked the way of life that they had post-war even. Unfortunaltely to our discredit it is all about segragation :( for the most part the other is just controlling land aspects like deed restrictions and things like that they are bieng adopted in southern towns they mostly originated above the mason-dixon line. The boys just want to be left alone at thier slow pace of life and not have to worry about cooking off a batch of shine. Back in the day it you KNEW everyone in the county you knew right out who you could and couldn't trust you cause you knew all thier bizness and with the Northern cities overcrowding faster than the southern ones they feel they are bieng invaded.
 

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Well, living in the only state considered a "border" state I see alot about the "north" and the "south." I have travelled to northern tip of America and as far south as you can get too, and there are some differences. Me personally, I prefer southern living. Everything is done a little slower and people are generally a little warmer. People are pretty much the same everywhere, but I prefer the country to the city and that seems to be the prevailing southern attitude as well. Anyway, that's my opinion on the matter.

I also see southerners getting upset because of the invasion of northerners into their cities. Take Atlanta for instance, I recently read an article written by an Atlanta native that stated he sometimes goes days without hearing a southern accent at all. That would piss me off too I guess if my big cities were suddenly overrun and became 75% outsiders overnight. It changes the attitude of the city and your way of life overnight.
 

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miztress6 said:
Back in the day it you KNEW everyone in the county you knew right out who you could and couldn't trust you cause you knew all thier bizness and with the Northern cities overcrowding faster than the southern ones they feel they are bieng invaded.
 

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ziadel said:
Why do southerners always go on and on about how the south is so much better, and then you point out that THEY lost the war....then they get PISSED...

wtf peeps, civil war is over, let it go...


p.s. I'm not commenting about anyone on this board, nothing but nice southerners here....just wonderng exactly WHY this still happens....
Hmmm, I have no idea what you are talking about.
I am still mad that Santa Ana lost to Sam Houston....:laughing
 

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I am amore confused than ever... :(
 

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what exactly are you confused about??
Confused about whether or not to move to the south. ;)
 

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Confused about whether or not to move to the south. ;)
Is there really a question?? Hell yeah move south, just not too far. Parts of Florida are more like New York, or Night of the Living Dead!
 

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I have no issues with people flying the rebel flag and such. I think it's gay as hell, but to each his own. The only issue I have with it is flying it on government buildings. In my opinion the state/county/city flag and the US flag only should be allowed on on government building. But that's my opinion.
 

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ziadel said:

wtf peeps, civil war is over, let it go...
Suh, you best watch your tongue, theah. That be the SECOND AMERICAN REVOLUTION you beuh talkin' about. :redflip
 

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As a transplanted Yankee living in Atlanta, I've thought a great deal about this. I've noticed that northern kids are taught in school that the Civil War was mostly about the slavery. The Confederacy was formed (according to us Yankees) mostly to protect the economic system which had slavery as its backbone. There were other issues, but that's the main one.

Southern kids are taught that the CW was all about "states' rights". Well... that's true, if you consider the decision about whether to uphold slavery as a state's right. If you try to corner one of these "states' rights" people, they are hard-pressed to come up with another state's right (aside from slavery) that the Confederacy was protecting.

You do still hear people in the South calling the CW "The War of Northern Aggression" :)rolleyes ). I live about a half-mile from the old railroad Mile 0 marker, which was the heart of pre-Sherman Atlanta. I've read a lot of Atlanta history, and come across some real gems. For example:

On the east side of town, all the north-south streets change name at Ponce de Leon Ave. Why? In the days of racial zoning ordinances, whites didn't want to live on the same street as blacks.

In the old Rich's department store downtown in the days of Jim Crow, blacks and whites had to take separate elevators up, but could take the same elevator down. Why? Because (I am NOT making this up) blacks and whites would go to different heavens, but share the same hell.

What kind of demented mind came up with this stuff? :confused
 

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here's my take on the north/south issue...
civil war wastragic, no war is civil. Slavery is wrong.
Personally I like the south better(I am biased) b/c, FROM MY EXPERIENCE, people in the south(with the exception of larger cities) are much more courteous and hospitable. Southern Hospitality. The weather is better, more riding time. MS is the home of the blues and the birthplace of rock n roll. The food is better down here, too. We either fry it or grill it, put gravy on it or ranch dresssing. And the SEC is always the strongest college conference:redflip







and as far as I'm concerned, Bill is a yankee
 
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