Tom Petty's "Rebels"Submitted by ChesleyElkins on Fri, 01/11/2008 - 15:52
I'm a huge Tom Petty fan and heard the song Rebels today, and it really got me thinking about how deep these feelings run in the South. Thanks to a lot of information sharing started by the Revolution, I have gotten a huge history lesson, and I think it is despicable that Lincoln allowed 650,000 Americans to die just so he wouldn't go down in history as the President that saw the Union divide. Is it possible that many in South Carolina will rally behind someone who has not allowed history to be rewritten to make the South look like monsters? And for everybody else, I think it's important to understand that so much of the racism that exists today is probably directly related to the way the slavery issue was resolved.
Is this a good thing, or should we let this issue die? South Carolina people, what do you think?
"Even before my father's fathers
They called us all rebels
Burned our cornfields
And left our cities leveled
I can still see the eyes
Of those blue bellied devils
When I'm walkin round tonight
Through the concrete and metal
I was born a rebel
Down in Dixie on a Sunday morning
Yeah with one foot in the grave
And one foot on the pedal
I was born a rebel"