I found John Peschong’s Viewpoint entertaining. It could be a chapter out of Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone With the Wind” about the antebellum South. To paraphrase the chapter:
Those damn Yankee liberal journalists are at it again. Don’t they know that we are just fun lovin’ good old boys living our God-given way of life? Our roots go back generations, and we’re not gonna stand for challenges to our state’s rights. Who knows better about labor, agriculture and business than our benevolent organization of COLAB headed by the Sons of Liberty?
Last year, we all got together at the Winter Cotillion Ball to raise funds for our fair brothers of COLAB with some silly old raffles giving vacations, dinners and gifts to ourselves. We even take time to honor our citizens. At the Spring Debutante Banquet, we all came dressed as Hobos in respect for our homeless. Wasn’t that a hoot? Next year, we plan to honor labor and come dressed as the Frito Bandito.
Who better to control government than us? If anybody’s gonna regulate, it’s gonna be us. Them crazy Yankee ne’er-do-wells and their liberal ideas tellin’ us what to do.
The good old boys of COLAB are here to see that doesn’t happen.