What else is all this rioting and looting? Gun sales are through the roof, and that’s not shocking!
I never liked the original movie because of its Klan anti-miscegenation propaganda. Nonetheless, its portrayal of societal breakdown at the least is dead on. It’s what’s happening now!
Sinister forces have brainwashed lots of people – mostly non-Black – to terrorize our cities with anarchy. My dad’s head would be spinning (he was a Fox News conservative)!
I never dreamed society breakdown would happen like in that movie. It seemed to be U.S. rightwing propaganda. You know, Red Scare stuff. It was a joke. Come on. I didn’t think hippies/college radicals could bring on the stuff Richard Nixon wet-dreamed about. But look at what’s going on now.
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“I didn’t think hippies/college radicals could bring on the stuff Richard Nixon wet-dreamed about.”
I am by no means a fan of Nixon but if you look at the numbers, the Nixon administration expanded affirmative action laws and enforcement more than Kennedy/Johnson – not for his love of humanity but explicitly to blunt societal breakdown:
Also he was in favor of more stringent guns laws and favored an outright ban on handguns:
Yeah, but it was Nixon who started the “Southern Strategy” – basically the “White Man Resentment Strategy” for the Republicans.
“Yeah, but it was Nixon who started the “Southern Strategy” – basically the “White Man Resentment Strategy” for the Republicans.”
What Nixon said and did were often two different things. He also said he had a secret plan to end the Vietnam war (In 1968) whereas US combat troops were not removed from South Vietnam until 1973. Nixon and his political staffers were crafty liars (Earning him the moniker “Tricky Dick”), he ran as the “Law and Order” candidate in a year when the nation experienced some of the worst riots the nation had ever seen yet pushed effective affirmative action enforcement throughout his tenure as President.
In reaction, I’ve even seen White nationalists call him a race traitor – In reality I think he wanted to grab as many votes as possible and basically duped White racist voters in the South into thinking he was on their side. With that said I do think the “Southern Strategy” as it is thought of today was implemented and followed through by Ronald Reagan’s election team which eventually prompting the switch from the Democratic party to the Republicans by the majority of Southern Whites in the 80s/90s.