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Cathy Anne-You don't need statues that
basically say, "I did my best for slavery"
by Nathan'ette Burdine: August 29, 2017

Michael Che’s next door neighbor and lady on the stoop, Cathy Anne (played by Vanessa Bayer), dropped by SNL Weekend Update to give her take on the removal of the confederate statues and how the neo-Nazis, the KKK, and alt-righters are trying to make hate popular again.

During her sit down chit-chat with Che, Cathy Anne talked about the South, universal truths, and the Nazis being bad.

Cathy Anne told Che, “The South has got plenty of stuff to be proud about that don’t involve them statue.” And the “plenty of stuff” the South can “be proud of” are “rocking chairs on porches,” Southern cuisine, “cheap cigarettes,” and “cute nicknames like Scooter and Junebug.”

There is no doubt that this part of the Southern culture is better than touting a history whereby a group of folks were forced to work for free, while another group drank lemonade and ice tea all day.

The ol’ Dixie, cotton picking, and tobacco spitting days are not the days normal folks want to experience.

That is, unless, a person is one of those neo-Nazis, KKK, alt-right haters who need the Confederate statues to relive a time they never lived in so they can fill their self-hating, self-loathing void.

And as Cathy Anne said, “News flash don’t nobody wanna take your place.” No one wants to take the haters’ place because it’s a place folks don’t want to be in. Like Cathy Anne told Che, the South has a rich culture and doesn’t “need statues that basically say ‘I did my best for slavery.’”

The music, food, and down home personalities are all parts of the Southern culture that are cool.

But what is not cool are all of those hating fools trying to take folks back to a time when Eli Whitney’s cotton gin was the greatest technological invention in America. Hell, even folks who lived during that time didn’t like it.

And as the lady on the stoop Cathy Anne told Che, “But there are some universal truths out there that can’t nobody argue with, all right. Weed ain’t as good as it use to be. Pizza is as good as ever. And all Nazis are bad.”

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