Those of you fearing a grim reanimation of Lee’s formidable Army of Northern Virginia will find comfort and respite in this report. Winthrop University recently released an illuminating survey of opinions in Dixie. To the acclaim of their perpetually considerate countrymen, the sons of Jackson and Forrest are now certain to cross the Potomac bearing more mulattos than cannons.
The survey was fairly extensive, though only a few nibbles are needed to give one ample taste of the carcass. Here’s some of the gristle:
Like practically every other man, woman, and BLT, southerners see America on the wrong track. Though it’s interesting to note the divergence of intensity between blacks and whites on the topic. Only 55% of whites said wrong track, compared to a remarkable 88% of blacks. Both figures are ludicrous.
That barely a majority of whites see their intensifying dispossession and demonization as something other than copacetic speaks to the power of positive delusion. The intensity of black disillusionment speaks to something else. American blacks enjoy a lush standard of living far beyond their native capacity to supply. This fact is one the feet of their African cousins reiterate at every opportunity. Yet they are increasingly miserable and immiserating.
I think that is because man does not evaluate his fortune in absolutes, but in relation. Blacks are furious that they see so many whites with so much more. Whether they themselves have more than ever before, or the capacity to ever accommodate their own material aspirations is never considered. Already abundant in nature, this envy is fertilized to nausea by an entirely separate tribe in the media. Thus when a group endowed with modest powers of circumspection and already prone to hysterics, is prodded continuously with woke propaganda, the only surprise is that a whole 12 percent of them are somewhat content. Of course this discontent can be easily alleviated through benign separation.
Whites mostly want them, blacks mostly don’t. Now let’s ask that question to Mexicans and Chinese about the MLK monolith in DC. One of the most ridiculous white delusions is the presumption that tribalism will disappear if your tribe does first.
Next the pollsters pinged their respondents for warmth of sentiment regarding various movements from 0 (contempt) to 100 (adulation). I found these results quite surprising. For instance, I would have predicted antifa would score lower than spider droppings. Any white not in antifa feels sheer visceral hatred for them, and blacks just see a bunch of crackas in masks. So it was a shock to note approval scores of 21% for whites and 42% for blacks. That was until I looked at the fine print: *Because we feared unfamiliarity with the Antifa movement, this was the only item on the Feeling Thermometer that included any explanation. The explanation included was: “the Antifa movement, who have clashed with white supremacists at some demonstrations.” So the description of antifa was basically “the good people who fight the band people, now what do you think of them?” That’s some honest polling. I presume Winthrop would describe Devin Patrick Kelley as “the man who clashed with religious fundamentalists.” Hey, he’s surprisingly well-liked too!
Though aside from the comically tainted antifa scores, it was shocking to see white approval rates of 35% and 41% for black lives matter and the Democratic Party. In contrast, “White supremacists” earned only a 7% approval rate among whites, compared to an 8% figure among blacks! We have become so CUBAR (cucked beyond all recognition) that the blacks who hate us hate us less than we do. Though similar to the antifa subterfuge, the “supremacist” label is not intended to actually solicit honest sentiment, but as a totem to generate recoil against a bete noire. The pollsters know this; they just don’t want you to know it.
But that tactic notwithstanding, the pollsters may have inadvertently painted an honest portrait. Because a few questions later they ask if America should “protect and preserve its white European heritage.” Only 31% of Southern whites said yes, while a brain-jarringly similar number of blacks at 23% agreed.
The races were also in harmony as it pertains to their antipathy for political correctness. However each respondent defined that term, whites and blacks by two-thirds majorities both said it threatens our liberties of speech. Of course those numbers should be 100 as restricting your enemy’s speech is PC’s reason for being. Though since blacks are hardly the ones muzzled by it, I have to offer praise for their accurate perception.
Going on, whites and blacks were again mutually and overwhelmingly enthusiastic about miscegenation. This being an act of outrage and humiliation only one generation earlier. Never underestimate the efficacy of propaganda therapy.
Similarly, whites and blacks continued their solidarity with huge majorities in favor of a petri-dish society, or whatever it is multiculturalism is actually supposed to mean.
There were two remaining points of broad contention. Half of whites believe both whites and “minorities” are under attack in America. Whereas blacks returned to their customary posture of pristine solipsism to opine that nobody knows the trouble we’ve seen. Blacks recognize it’s never prudent to allow the victim train to grow crowded.
Whether readers find these results depressing or merely boring it is worth noting their origination in the people most closely associated with modern American conservatism. Certainly absent white southerners, the left’s national agenda would have advanced at a far brisker pace. So one imagines such bulwarks would be a bit more doughty than the cultural mealworms these figures suggest.
What’s really happening is simply a strangled South straggling behind a broader zeitgeist moving left on a maglev. Southerners have dutifully slouched into liberalism just as the left has abandoned it entirely. So mewling southern liberals are seen as unreconstructed confederates through the eyes of eliminationist progs. Chancellorsville II remains only a pleasant daydream.