One should read a book by Davis. "What Everyone Should Know About The Civil War".
Bottom line: If it were not for the blacks, would the civil War have been fought? Answer: NO! we now have a racist (alleged) "(p)resident who is DELIBERATELY DIVIDING this great Country among the races.
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But it was the democrats that built the slums for the blacks to live in. And was the democrats that created Affirmative Action because they knew that minorities could never succeed on their own. And where were all the riots during the 60's fight for equality. LA, Boston, Detroit, NY, NJ,....all democrat strongholds that refused to integrate.
And when all is said and done didn't the democrats elect Obama just so they could feel good about themselves?
There's some truth to that..but in general it's not the common Southern folk who keep stirring those divisive emotions..it's the elected officials who do so for their own cynical and selfish reasons. By constantly agitating and poking those old, deep wounds and adding new propaganda (always tastily spiced with racism, elitism, big-brother-Gov'min-gonna-getcha, etc etc) they keep the locals in bitter fear, paranoia and resentment over imagined slights and government programs that will somehow target them. How else to explain the tendency of Southern citizens to vote against Social Security and Medicare when they use it (indeed NEED it) as much or more than most?
Why would Southern politicans want this bitter division to persist at the expense of a unified nation? Simple: this way they portray themselves as saviors of the 'south' and defenders against 'evil', outside forces (BOO!). With such phony local 'patriotism' they can control the populace, get elected over and over, enrich their friends, collude with business, etc etc. Basically just act like, and actually be, feudal lords.
There isn't an ounce of truth to anything you just wrote. Imbecilic, 2nd grade, emotional cult following liberal. The left keeps hate alive, calling everything a racist dog whistle, common sense is racist, and somehow the self-proclaimed elitists on the left who have no common sense and no wisdom are somehow relevant in this conversation? Hardly. Ignore.