The Secesh category archive
Vanessa Williamson, Sam’s guest, historian Vannessa Williamson, discusses the ways in which white persons rhetoric and tactics in rolling back Reconstruction continues to affect our politics today.
It’s a relatively long segment, but well worth a listen. As you listen to Williamson talk about events a century and a half ago, you will find disquieting parallels with what passes for discourse today.
Elizabeth City, N. C., is trying to give away its Confederate monument, but it seems that no one wants it.
Stephen’s monologue from Wednesday evening was a tour de force.
If you want to follow news of the “breaching” (why would they call it that instead of what it is–an attack and occupation?) of the Capitol, I recommend the WTOP radio stream. You’ll get more news and
fewer no pictures.
The original post scheduled for this update is below the fold. Methinks it quite relevant to today’s events.
E. J. Montini relates news of the unreconstructed, in Arizona no less.
WVEC, my local ABC-affiliated television station, has an excellent article about the raising of Confederate monuments across the South during the late 1800s and early 1900s. The writer does an excellent job of placing those memorials to treason in context; if you don’t understand what the statues and the movement to remove them (is that a removement?) is about, I urge you to give it a read
It includes this prophetic quotation from John Mitchell, who edited a black newspaper in Richmond, Va., during that time period:
Anquan Boldin and Takeo Spikes, retired NFL players, decode the dog whistle.
Tony Norman marvels at the dissonance.
What was that war in the heart of Europe all about if the enemy they fought and defeated has somehow captured the hearts and minds of their grandchildren and great-grandchildren nearly eight decades later?
Well, yeah, you could make this stuff up; you just wish you couldn’t.
The editorial board of the Las Vegas Sun considers reasons why the Republican Party strives to gut out the vote and argues that the root of them lies in its decision to become the party of only some of the people. Indeed, they argue that the party is no longer in any classical way “conservative”; it’s not interested in conserving anything.
They list several factors leading to their conclusion.
- Going back decades, the GOP’s overall campaign strategies have pitted Americans against each other by dividing the population into “us” versus “them” — us being white voters, them being voters of color.
- Today, the Republican Party must suppress votes because it’s a minority — and is one by choice.
- The GOP understands that “us” is a minority group led by an even smaller minority — certain big-money interests . . . .
- The GOP’s absolute refusal to try to create a bigger tent by listening to the needs of a larger population — and therefore court them — means one thing: It doesn’t want to represent anyone other than its narrow leadership.
- The corollary of this is that the modern GOP wants to silence everyone else.
Their reasoning echoes a point that I have made many times in these electrons: Richard Nixon’s odious “southern strategy” has come full circle. The Republican Party is now the party of the Secesh.
Follow the link for a detailed discussion of each of those factors and for the Sun’s larger conclusions.
The answer to the question in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s headline is obvious.
Apparently, they consider riding ATVs to be uppity.
Wade Twiner, 48, and his son, Lane Twiner, 22, were each charged with three counts of aggravated assault, and the incident is being investigated by both federal officials and the local district attorney’s office as a possible hate crime, Yazoo County Sheriff Jacob Sheriff told the Clarion Ledger.
The Twiners told cops they own land on both sides of the road, pay taxes, and don’t want people riding ATVs on the road since it’s illegal.
The Twiners also rammed their truck into one of the ATVs, the sheriff said. Authorities found a 9mm handgun and believe another, unrecovered, firearm might have been involved.
Previously, the Twiners had posted slogans and memes to their social media accounts such as “Redneck Neighborhood Watch,” “You Loot We Shoot” and images of a Confederate flag.
More at the link.