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Offline Reginald Hudlin

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an election message from Dave Evans
« on: November 19, 2016, 06:24:40 am »
Reggie,
 
Many of the Trump voters are loosely analogous to Confederate soldiers who fought valiantly in the Civil War.  The typical Rebel soldier owned no slaves, owned no land and had little, if any, formal education.  Even so, the Southern gentry skillfully wove that soldier's legitimate frustration together with a loosely-defined “pride,” socioeconomic resentment of Northerners, and racism.  In so doing, the aristocracy manipulated him into fighting for a cause that wasn’t necessarily his own.
 
In 2016 Donald Trump, a billionaire with an Ivy League degree, has done something very similar to white voters without college degrees.
 
Educationally and economically, the typical Confederate soldier had more in common with the slaves than with the rich white landowners.  Unfortunately, he couldn’t see this because his emotions were skillfully manipulated to his own detriment.  Have we come again to this kind of “divide-and-conquer” strategy by the rich, some 155 years after Fort Sumter?
 
 
Best regards,
 
 
 
Dave

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Re: an election message from Dave Evans
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2016, 07:56:31 am »
Reggie,
 
Many of the Trump voters are loosely analogous to Confederate soldiers who fought valiantly in the Civil War.  The typical Rebel soldier owned no slaves, owned no land and had little, if any, formal education.  Even so, the Southern gentry skillfully wove that soldier's legitimate frustration together with a loosely-defined “pride,” socioeconomic resentment of Northerners, and racism.  In so doing, the aristocracy manipulated him into fighting for a cause that wasn’t necessarily his own.
 
In 2016 Donald Trump, a billionaire with an Ivy League degree, has done something very similar to white voters without college degrees.
 
Educationally and economically, the typical Confederate soldier had more in common with the slaves than with the rich white landowners.  Unfortunately, he couldn’t see this because his emotions were skillfully manipulated to his own detriment.  Have we come again to this kind of “divide-and-conquer” strategy by the rich, some 155 years after Fort Sumter?
 
 
Best regards,
 
 
 
Dave

Though you speak strictly of the economic
In line with the massive insight of Scotland's Angus Deaton
Here in America remains a force best articulated from the 20th Century: 'Anne Frank'