Posted by panch from pool0339.cvx20-bradley.dialup.earthlink.net (188.8.131.52) on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 7:30PM :
In Reply to: negotiate this, then posted by Lilly from ? (184.108.40.206) on Thursday, June 20, 2002 at 2:42PM :
: This gives you one more example of how the South was manipulated by industry once the economy down here was shot... & why so many Southerners are Republican.
+++Awwww...the poor South!
: from: The South at War
: A Tour Through the Heart of the US Military-Industrial Complex
: by Chris Kromm
: published in CounterPunch on June 20, 2002
: In 1938, President Roosevelt commissioned an investigation into conditions in the U.S. South - and he didn't like what he saw. "The low income belt of the South," the study somberly concluded, "is a belt of sickness, misery, and unnecessary death."
+++And it wasn't that way when everyone had slaves to clean up after them...the sickness came wfter the North brought diseases in with its soldiers.
: Yet only six years later, the U.S. War Production Board made its own appraisal, and saw a completely different region: "The South has rubbed Aladdin's lamp," they said, poised to enter "the vanguard of world industrial progress."
+++Alladin was an abused and exploited donkey driver. The Genie wasn't much of a liberal either...and the Sultan was a hypocrite...do you really think the Haram was a "neat" place. There are so many flaws in your position.
: Connecting these warring views of the South's fortunes, of course, was World War II - the moment where the U.S. South made the devil's bargain of getting a quick economic fix, in exchange for becoming the heart of the nation's military-industrial complex....
+++You simplify complex issues. You are a complicated simpleton.
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