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Friday, July 3, 2015

A Question Of Racial Supremacy

White Supremacy: Fringe Or Mainstream?


White Supremacy goes mainstream?

ABC News report posted January 2014.

Let's dig deep.  The Confederate Fag has for centuries stood as a defiant relic of US racism  and a moniker of the US South.  We would be remiss if we do not frankly state, there are rebels in society who adorn the flag as a moniker of their lives outside the norm. Granted but you know and I know the flag represents far more than mere defiance to the US government. 

On June 22, 2105, RT America posted the following video segment, including noted lecturer and anti-racist Tim Wise.
Published on Jun 22, 2015
More evidence supporting the white supremacist and racist leanings of Emanuel AME Church shooter Dylann Roof is coming forward, as a racist manifesto and pictures of the shooter draped in the Confederate rebel flag. Manila Chan speaks with activist Tim Wise about how a culture of racism may have influenced Roof’s violence and how it impacts much of the South perspective today.

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Kudos to RT America for posting the segment.

The ground swell of support for the flag is not surprising. America is slow to acclimate to social changes when the change involves matters of race. Those who argue the flag is about pride, differentiation, and identity, may as well argue, as some do, the nation was better off as a state with government sanctioned human bondage.  If you subscribe to the thought removal of the flag is an unnecessary side-bar for social America, you may find yourself as part of the problem.

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Why did racist southerners bring the confederate flag to civil rights marches? 


Brandishing the Confederate Flag is an issue that will come to fruition with less display of the racist moniker. The deeper issues is the extent to which white supremacy, white nationalism and overt racism are exponentially manifesting in the United States.

While the GOP is over the top in denial mode, the party is at the very heart of resurgent overt racism. Richard Nixon and the a much great degree Ronald Reagan, are as responsible for our current state of racial divisiveness as slavery contributed to the fighting of the Civil War. 

When a political party and its leadership work to leverage race as a political tool, manifest paradigm shifts follow.  With consideration of the GOP here is the genesis of politicking, policy and practice that handed some Americans the right to "bigotry, overt racism, and acceptable levels of discrimination. Moreover, the 1970s and 1980s OP leaders sanctioned your possible innate core of bias and intolerance.  Some of you may have received social indoctrination via parents and social environments that imparted white supremacy as a matter of life. 

In October 2013, Joan Walsh developed a piece for Salon that placed a stamp on Kevin Phillips as the God-Father of GOP "Southern and Northern" Political strategy. 
People talk about the role of race in Richard Nixon’s “Southern Strategy”: how Pat Buchanan and Kevin Phillips helped him lure the old Dixiecrats into the Republican Party permanently. Far less well known was the GOP’s “Northern Strategy,” which targeted so-called white ethnics – many of them from the Catholic “Sidewalks of New York” like my working-class family, in the words of Kevin Phillips. Without a Northern Strategy designed to inflame white-ethnic fears of racial and economic change, Phillips’ imaginary but still influential notion of a “permanent Republican majority” would have been unimaginable.
Kevin Phillips as God Father gave way to Lee Atwater as emissary of racial politics as a tool of US conservatism. We offer an excerpt from a July 2013 TPI piece.
Atwater legendary 1981 interview (audio only 1:47 minutes)
The Nation November 2012 
You start out in 1954 by saying, “Nigger, nigger, nigger.” By 1968 you can’t say “nigger”—that hurts you, backfires. So you say stuff like, uh, forced busing, states’ rights, and all that stuff, and you’re getting so abstract. Now, you’re talking about cutting taxes, and all these things you’re talking about are totally economic things and a byproduct of them is, blacks get hurt worse than whites.… “We want to cut this,” is much more abstract than even the busing thing, uh, and a hell of a lot more abstract than “Nigger, nigger.”

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When a political party so wantonly deployed strategy that provided "It is OK to be a bigot" ideology, the party has to accept its role in the metastasized state of US racism.

When Ronald Reagan accepted advice to coincide his announcement his first run for the White House with a visit to Philadelphia Mississippi, the home of the Medgar Evers assassination, he staked a claim on racial divisiveness. Moreover, Reagan solidified his anti-civil rights inner core with over-the-top affection and frequent visits to Bob Jones University (and its policy of racial segregation).

If a president leads as such and a political party leverages racial separation and implied white supremacy as policy, it should surprise no one half the nation will follow (in varying degrees). It should also surprise no one the national moniker of racial separation, moniker reminders of social oppression and brandishing for impact, would lead to a movement to disenfranchise the confederate flag as a national moniker. 


Isn't it time to cut the crap and eradicate a linger vestige of US oppression and human rights denial bundled with the nation's most visible racist moniker?

A question that laments the state of conservatives America. If Donald Trump can in his first speech announcing his candidacy for the GOP nomination, can go full octane racist, should we actually expect better from the GOP (and the nation's conservatives)?

If you think the last sentence was a bit harsh, direct the readers to significant or even moderate protest against Trump's racist oratory. Better yet, direct to conservatives speaking out against brandishing of the Confederate Flag.

If such ground roots protest or public outcry does to exit, the lede question above can be answered only as: 

"White supremacy has become mainstream." 

Mobile City Councilman Fred Richardson was a victim of an anonymous racist letter.

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