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An explainer explaining the link between racist dog whistles and our racist deep culture. If folks can’t get it after this, I don’t know that they ever will.
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The Civil War never ended. America has been fighting over racism and the abuse of Black people by white supremacists from the beginnings of our country. Discrimination, white identity, and racism are lodged deep in our psyche and are exploited by cynical politicians to harvest votes from low-information voters.
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America was founded on discrimination, white identity, and racism. It all started with those damned Puritans and Calvinists in the 13 original colonies, and it ain’t been excised yet. Understanding just how entrenched racism is in our deep culture should help us get rid of it, maybe, and understand the strength of the dog whistles.
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The attack on Congress by the seditious mob wound up by Trump was shocking even by Trump’s standards. But, it is the logical extension of a movement based on racism and white supremacy. In essence we are still fighting the Civil War.
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Let’s take a moment to appreciate how deeply embedded the democratic impulse is in the fabric of American culture. It is part of our deep culture. We did not succumb to calls for violence.
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Okay, it’s really long, but it’s a deep dive into deep culture. To borrow a phrase from Ricky Ricardo, there’s a lot of ‘splaining to do.
Do our deep cultural beliefs still support democracy? That’s a sobering and serious question. And, the answer is terrifying.
It has become popular to say that The Ol’ Pussy Grabber has radically changed the culture of the United States that the longer he is in office, the greater the change will be. But, is he really? I think, it is more that he has changed our direction, […]