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Shall we appease this cult impeccably? Let us muster outside and swing dark bells while chanting “shame” at the very material. To cleanse it properly in fire, we must smelt our own dignity for a chance to see molten racism spill to our feet like evil lava.…
... Today is the day to find the spine. You will not like these people better down on your belly. We must not lose ourselves by groveling for forgiveness from a horde of social terrorists who insist their own genitals are a thought experiment.
Facebook will not allow me to share this article. There is no cursing, nudity, or violence. #thegreatawakening #Confederate
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Thread as promised on the Solid White (#Confederate) South thesis, including the "herding thesis," culture of honor, "Cracker culture" tropes, & why overturning these rids us (false) history written by white supremacists.
1. In the years following the Civil War, all the way to the post-Depression era, historians-both racists like U.B. Phillips, as well as anti-racists like WEB DuBois & William M. Brewer (the editor of the Journal of Negro History for nearly two decades)-described the white South
2. as deeply divided bw wealthy slaveholders & poor whites. There were middling-class yeomen, as well, but their focus was on the tensions bw the haves & the "helots." But by the 1920&30s rich white Southerners were frightened by a rapidly industrializing, urbanizing country- &
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