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FYI the reason why the usual suspects are so busy trying to stir up shit betwixt and against Black & Jewish ppl is b/c we’re the 1st & 2nd most reliable Democratic voting blocs & the midterm election’s quickly approaching. Intersectionality is OUR POWER.…
Matter of fact, it was this same intersectionality & solidarity in the fight for civil rights (and against White supremacy) that fueled passage of the CRA in the aftermath of the “Mississippi Burning” murders of 1964. It’s a bond solidified by trauma.…
Bonus points if you’ve already connected the dots between the heinous killing of Black & Jewish civil rights workers in 1964 and the Mississippi location Reagan *intentionally hand-picked* for the launch of his racist ass presidential campaign in 1979… #SouthernStrategy101
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FYI, this is basically the same argument made by segregationists in opposition to the integration of public schools post Brown v. Board. The GOP knows its bigoted base has a muscle memory for despising the mitigating hand of the federal government & public school system. #JimCrow
Also it’s no coincidence that they’re stirring up a shit storm about CRT, LGBTQ, BLM and abortion simultaneously. They wage a culture war on every front possible b/c hatred and oppression of marginalized groups is what unifies Republican voters to GOTV. #SouthernStrategy101👺🤡👹
Evangelicals “seized on abortion not for moral reasons, but as a rallying-cry to deny President Jimmy Carter a second term. Why? Because the anti-abortion crusade was more palatable than the religious right’s real motive: protecting segregated schools.”…
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Except for all intents/purposes, VA *was* TX not too long ago. The 2021 Gubernatorial election set back over a decade of hard-won progress by VA Democrats. It can happen in ANY historically or recently “blue” state at the drop of a dime, if enough White voters DEFECT/vote GOP. 🥴 ImageImageImageImage
How White Women, Stockholm Syndrome, and the Southern Strategy Propelled Republicans to Victory In Virginia | via @docrocktex26 #MAGAWomen #SouthernStrategy101 #Gilead 👹
Attention Virginia Democrats and anti-fascists: Nobody’s free until EVERYBODY’S FREE.
🗣🆘⏰🔔🔥🗣 #StayReady #WeHaveYourBack #ExpectUs🌊 #GetInFormationAndStayThere Image
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PSA🚨: The White American majority has been voting GOP for the last ~60 YEARS, ever since LBJ signed the Civil/Voting Rights Acts. This is *readily Googleable* info and it’s bordering on a dereliction of basic American citizenship for SO MANY folk to STILL not know this FACT.
GOP a Bridge to 1960, When 90 Percent of the Population Was White | via @NYMag #PleaseLearnHistory #SouthernStrategy101 #AintShitChanged #GoogleIt #IDareYouToWakeUp…
What were slave “masters” and explorers/navigators/COLONIZERS, if “not” authoritarians (sociopaths)?
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“…unvaccinated adults remain relatively unmoved by the recent news of the omicron variant with a large majority of unvaccinated adults (87%) saying the news about the omicron variant does not make them more likely to get vaccinated.” 🙃 | via @KFF…
Less Than Half Of White Adults, Republicans, Unvaccinated Are Worried About Getting Sick From COVID-19 | via @KFF #Hubris #PresumedInvincibility #Cult45*… Image
Omicron’s ripping through America (especially in red/purple states) because refusing masks/vaccines/lockdowns has become a proxy for White Republican identity. They’re peer pressuring themselves into catching/spreading Covid, overdosing on Ivermectin and dying of Whiteness. Image
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Never forget that American media habitually provides cover for White supremacy and fascism by swooping in to sanitize the GOP’s Jim Crow propaganda as legitimate and substantive public policy. #SouthernStrategy101
This also happens to be the EXACT same reason CRT is the GOP’s “new” golden ticket. It’s segregationist redux and every region of America has a muscle memory for it, so don’t be surprised when it pops up in an election near you. #SouthernStrategy101
“Policy was less important than grievance…” Image
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I think what’s happening is people are mistaking a shift of White woman voters (for race-based reasons) away from Ds and *back* to Rs as “Democrats didn’t turnout”. Folk don’t understand that White voters swing back and forth depending on how fearful/resentful/spiteful they feel.
How White women helped propel Republicans to victory in Virginia | via @NBCNews #SouthernStrategy101… ImageImage
Southern. 👏🏾 Strategy. 👏🏾 101. 👏🏾
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The GOP hasn’t had a glowing policy or economic record to run on in at least 60 years but they’ve still won the majority of the White vote for the last 56 because their record of unyielding White supremacy speaks for itself.
A lot of the White moderates/Alt-Lefties chastising Democrats for “not having a record to run on” are the same folk who create chronic legislative gridlock by either sitting out elections in protest or purposely voting GOP bc they think divided government is a wise check/balance.
Never forget that American media habitually provides cover for White supremacy and fascism by swooping in to sanitize the GOP’s Jim Crow propaganda as legitimate and substantive public policy. #SouthernStrategy101
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My college roommate/BFF just told me she decided to home school her kids (ages 7 & 5) b/c school starts on 8/6 but her idiotic district in Germantown, TN STILL hasn’t announced a coherent/virtual reopening plan. WTAF, Tennessee?! 🤷🏾‍♀️ Procrastination for DT AIN’T self-preservation.
She was like “how the hell is anyone supposed to make an informed decision?!” and all I could say was they expect us to make uninformed, political decisions from the gut, per Trump’s request. The GOP’s dishing out cult kool aid & just waiting to see how many deplorables drink it.
My friend’s 39 & White and has met plenty of like minded, liberal friends in her neighborhood, so to hear her process this moment really crystallized the battle being waged in the burbs between the 53% & 47% for me. Imagine being sent to slaughter by White MAGAt peer pressure. 🥴
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Tbh your “analysis” of both Joe & Hillary’s messaging is pretty reminiscent of mansplaining from a cis/het White guy who isn’t reflective of the Democratic base aka marginalized Americans who understand that racism/misogyny/homophobia/greed are America’s moral stains/sins. 😒😷
As if we don’t already know the oppressor doesn’t like messaging that reads oppression for filth...
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This is true but I also still think that, much like Bernie, this is why she hasn’t performed as well as conventional wisdom holds she should with POC. The fight against 1% corruption is simultaneously a fight against the pervasive bigotry of the White, GOP voting majority too.
@StephenMCarter4 I think the 1% message may have hit a saturation point in the primary around the time that all the POC got swept off the stage by the disparate sway of the White candidates’ supporters preferences & their wallets, so it became both a contradiction and an erasure.
@StephenMCarter4 I think Liz is dealing w/fallout from a campaign season full of what shrinks call “empathic failures”, but they mostly went unrecognized by everyone but the folk she needed to remain viable long-term. The Liz/Kamala moment re: FB/Zuck v. Twitter/Trump hurt.🥴
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Saying *anything* negative about Reagan is a landmine when it comes to White “moderates”. His legacy has been effectively sugarcoated for as long as I’ve been alive and it has everything to do with unexamined bigotry and fragility. Debunking him means debunking Americana.
Receipts on the Reagan racism that kickstarted so much of the socioeconomic strife we’re experiencing today: #SouthernStrategy101
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FYI this poutrage about Trump getting booed is a consequence of over 50 years of the MSM and @GOP convincing the White American majority that you can “respectfully” be a racist and vote for systemic racism without incurring any real world consequences for it. #SouthernStrategy101
They don’t know how loathed Trump is outside of the Fox bubble and they have no fucking clue about the extent of his criminality or incompetence because they’ve segregated themselves away from diversity and reality.
These were the same jackasses screaming give him a chance in early 2017 b/c none of the racist, sociopathic, predatory shit Trump’s done across his lifespan lost him any respect from them and they wanted ALL of those “attributes” in the *White* House. They all deserve a BOOOOO.
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As if what we really need in this moment is more White men who wouldn’t be where they are today without racism pretending they get to referee the definition and confrontation of racism. 😒
Y’all can go ahead and stop imploring Republicans to denounce the racism they voted for, they’ve officially launched the inevitable “this isn’t actually racism” portion of their programming. Stop fishing for cover on their behalf, they don’t want your rehabilitation by proxy.
Seriously the issue at hand isn’t that the @GOP is unapologetically racist, it’s that their racism has been obfuscated and mainstreamed for 50+ years to the extent that folk are still asking if they condone racism with a straight face even after they nominated/elected KKK Trump.
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The real question about Trump’s unpopularity: How are his poll numbers so high?… #SouthernStrategy101 #WhiteNationalism
What's behind the abortion bans? White supremacy requires white babies—lots of them… via @Susanfrom29
What took so long for women to win the right to vote? Racism is one reason.… via @washingtonpost
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More than $1 trillion in worldwide stock value was wiped out on Monday… via @markets #TrumpTradeWar #InstabilityInChief
Trump's economic adviser says America 'will suffer' from his trade war… #FiscalMalfeasance #MakeAmericaBrokeAgain
GOP senator: Bankrupt farmers should be happy to 'sacrifice' for Trump… via @owillis #MAGA #AmericanSociopath #SelfInducedEconomicAnxiety
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Propane Jane discusses why bigots play the victim, how learned helplessness stands in the way of holding Trump/the GOP accountable, and why reconciliation and reparations are necessary to dismantle America’s systemic racism via @RickSmithShow…
Follow the money: the story behind race, income and test scores on national exam…
75 Percent of Republicans Say White Americans Face Discrimination… via @RollingStone #SouthernStrategy101
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In Crosshairs Of China Trade War: Kansas Corn, Pennsylvania Coal, Florida Gold, Trump Re-Election… via @Forbes
Top Trump adviser: 'Heck of a lot of US companies' about to lose money… #MAGA
Trump adds $2 trillion to national debt he promised to 'get rid of'…
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Racism shut the government down. Tell the story accurately.
Oh and by the fucking way, Trump and the GOP don’t (and never did) have a mandate to build their racist ass wall in the first place. The very thought of this and other heinous ideas was why 3 million more Americans voted for Hillary than did Trump. We didn’t vote for this SHIT.
Matter of fact the GOP’s racism is one of the main reasons they just lost the damn House. They’re going out the same way they came in, virulently racist and egregiously fucking stupid, incompetent and negligent. Mark it down.
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The WWC voted for Trump b/c allegedly they were “economically anxious” and though the GOP’s done nothing but divest from their communities for the last 2 years they’re feverishly in support of government spending on a racist, futile border wall. Cue LBJ.
Note the lack of outrage from rural/WWC Republican voters who depend on the dwindling social safety net to survive and are barely hanging on in Trump’s economy while their “representatives” literally throw away billions of dollars on a fucking wall. #SouthernStrategy101
Trump administration considers rollback of anti-discrimination rules… #JimCrow #SouthernStrategy101
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They don’t think they’re stupid, they KNOW they’re racist and xenophobic.
I said this in 2016 and will keep saying it until it sinks in. LEARN THE SOUTHERN STRATEGY, it’s the *only* strategy the GOP’s had for 50+ years now and it works b/c mainstream White fragility refuses to believe that racism shapes American politics.
YES, they are fearmongering about Latino/Muslim refugees/immigrants 2 weeks before an election. How the fuck else do y’all expect the 90+% White GOP to rally its racist base? 🤷🏾‍♀️ What the fuck else do they even have to offer the deplorables but a culture war? Not a damn thing.
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What’s more shameful is the White American majority voted for Trump precisely so this would happen, and the more he justifies such heinous actions by calling the undocumented “animals” the more his approval rating rebounds. #ThisIsAmerica
Never forget that White Americans voted in majority for dictator Donald Trump and EVERY racist, inhumane atrocity his corrupt government commits. @HillaryClinton called them deplorable for a reason and they prove it daily.
Propane Jane discusses how the deplorables’ dehumanization of marginalized groups has paved the way for dismantling of every civil rights advancement of the 20th Century and the illegitimate ascendancy of #InstabilityInChief via @RickSmithShow…
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