Anthony Powell #wingnut #racist

[From "Lincoln County, Mississippi???"]

The Mississippi county 120 miles due west of my native Wayne County is Lincoln County. I’m not sure why it just recently dawned on me, but Lincoln County, Mississippi is named for the tyrant, liar, and war criminal, and the 16th President, Abraham Lincoln. With quite a bit of irony, the county situated two counties east of Lincoln County, is more appropriately named in honor of a truly honorable Southern gentleman, Jefferson Davis

Lincoln County was established by an act of the Mississippi legislature on April 7, 1870. I was dumbfounded as to how and why this legislative body voted to name these 586 square miles after the man who was responsible for the war of invasion, occupation, and subjugation[…]
Was the Mississippi legislature overcome by Stockholm Syndrome? Possibly, but perhaps the best answer lies in the numbers comprising the legislature. In the 1870 legislature, there were 110 Republicans, 35 of whom were black. Reconstruction was in full swing at the time, and pro-Union forces took their vengeance on the Confederates for daring to rebel against the Yankee Empire, for daring to establish their own new country[…]
Yet, here we are in Mississippi in 2023 – stuck with Lincoln County, named after the man who despised the South, and who delighted in the destruction of its land, farms and homes, and the deaths of hundreds of thousands of its inhabitants. With few exceptions (notably, Senator Chris McDaniel), modern-day Mississippi Republicans are as worthless as their 1870 counterparts. On June 28, 2020, they forever turned their backs on their brave Confederate ancestors and voted to replace the Mississippi flag[…]
Eternal shame on the Mississippi legislature of 1870 and 2020. The Party of Lincoln may have prevailed, but I, for one, refuse to participate in the worship and deification of its namesake



So were we! You can find all of this, and more, on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!

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