I generally don’t call out other bloggers when they make a mistake. But this one was so egregious that I simply couldn’t stay silent.
Chris over at Mason Conservative has a post with the headline “The Return of Massive Resistance.” The topic, as it turns out, is not Massive Resistance at all; rather, he’s talking about the Senate Democrats’ refusal to pass the budget.
I don’t think Chris meant to offend me but he did. This is, after all, Black History Month. And Massive Resistance in Virginia was another stain on the history of the Commonwealth. To use such a headline is to be insensitive, at best, and ignorant, at worst, of that horrible time in Virginia.
Take a look at these old photos, recently uncovered in the newspaper archives, of the Norfolk 17. Our city was one of the ones that closed its schools, resulting in what is known as the Lost Class of 1959, as the result of the real Massive Resistance.
Words have meaning.