Oh, Georgia #876

For decades, those who were offended by the notion of Confederate Memorial Day had to endure the fourth Monday being of April every year would remain as such.  That is, until 2016, when Georgia governor, Nathan Deal decided to chase dollars over politics and realized that having “Confederate Memorial Day” just might be perceived negatively, and any negative perception hurts the potential profitability of the state, so he made a decision to, get rid of the name.

No, the paid day off for government works did not go away, simply the name “Confederate Memorial Day” was stricken from record and simply replaced on public record as “state holiday.”  God forbid taking a paid holiday away from lazy government motherfuckers.

Anyway, despite the fact that those offended by the name had to put up with it for decades, after barely just one year of suffering the indignity of not having the name of Confederate Memorial Day on the calendar, there are already people up in arms and bitching and moaning to get it back.  Unfortunately for detractors, among them is an actual state representative who has flexed his ability to measure out House Resolution 644, which basically is a means to get the Confederate Memorial Day name back citing some mumbo jumbo about recognizing history, heritage and other passively aggressive word choice to poorly veil that he’s on the side of the people that don’t care to be a little transparent that they do not like black people.

Sure, this will undoubtedly get shot down by the governor, because a state that champions its heritage of once being a place that was not quite so friendly to blacks and minorities, is a state where Porsche, Mercedes-Benz, Kia, Coca-Cola and the burgeoning movie industry will not want to do business with, and drop off their precious precious dollars behind in the process.  But it probably won’t stop it from showing up periodically by the same, or some other racist state reps who will probably try to sneak it in, change verbiage, or do whatever unethical means necessary to see if they can find a way to bring the name back.

Whatever though, I don’t particularly care what happens one way or the other.  Either it comes back as something ironic and pathetic for me to laugh about, or it remains unnamed on the calendar, and more sensitive souls are at ease at not seeing the dreaded C-word on a calendar for the future.

Leave a Reply