Cannons were fired in Charleston yesterday as hundreds gathered to watch the reenactment of the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter.
150 years after the beginning of the War, the Confederacy is still a divisive issue in America. There are still millions of White Southerners who reject the Union propaganda of Jewish and Yankee historians.
A new CNN poll has found that 38 percent of Southerners (assuredly, all of whom are White) say they “sympathize more” with the Confederacy than the Union. Nationwide, 23 percent Americans said they side with the South.
54 percent of Americans believe the War Between the States was fought over slavery. 42 percent believe that slavery wasn’t the main cause.
65 percent of Democrats said the Civil War was fought over slavery. 42 percent of Republicans said that slavery was the cause.
66 percent of non-Whites believe slavery was the cause. 50 percent of Whites believe that slavery was the primary cause of the conflict.
A Harris Poll on the War Between the States that was released last month explored national and regional attitudes on the subject in greater detail.
Some of the findings:
(1) 68 percent of Americans thought the mock swearing in of Jefferson Davis in Montgomery was an inappropriate way to remember the Civil War. 35 percent of “White Confederates” thought it was appropriate.
(2) 58 percent of Americans believe that secession balls and parades are an inappropriate way to remember the War. 45 percent of “White Confederates” thought it was appropriate.
(3) 52 percent of Americans believe that a “Confederate History Month” is an inappropriate way to remember the Civil War. 57 percent of “White Confederates” believe that a “Confederate History Month” is an appropriate way to remember the War.
(4) 61 percent of Americans believe that flying the Confederate flag is an inappropriate way to commemorate the Civil War. 51 percent of “White Confederates” believe that flying the Confederate flag is an appropriate way to remember the War.
(5) 82 percent of Americans and 81 percent of White Confederates agree that America has benefited from staying unified. 8 percent of White Confederates disagree that America has benefited and 5 percent somewhat disagree.
(6) 67 percent of White Confederates believe the South was fighting mainly for states’ rights. 33 percent believe the South was fighting to preserve slavery.
(7) 54 percent of Americans believe the South was fighting mainly for states’ rights. 46 percent believe the South was fighting to preserve slavery.
The results of these polls are not surprising to anyone who keeps regular tabs on public opinion.
They are only shocking to liberal historians who are disappointed to learn that 150 years later they still haven’t won the argument that slavery was the cause of the Civil War. They were equally shocked to learn how many White people in Mississippi still hold politically incorrect views about race.
Anywhere from 1/3 to 1/2 of White Southerners remain stubbornly pro-Confederate. This is surprising when you consider that 1/4 of White Southerners were anti-Confederates and that millions of Whites now live in the region whose ancestors fought for the Union.
These numbers have implications for the “South” vs. “Northwest” debate that goes on in White Nationalist circles. It is like comparing apples and oranges.
There are millions of racial conservatives (a majority of Whites in Mississippi) in the American South. These people hold any number of politically incorrect opinions on racial issues (i.e., miscegenation, interracial marriage, affirmative action, immigration, multiculturalism) and have preserved a separate regional and ethnic identity.
The majority of White Southerners identify with the Confederate flag. 1 out of 10 White Southerners still reject the United States. You can find Whites who are explicitly racial in almost every city in the Southeast.
I’ve always believed that if we can’t win in Mississippi we don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of winning in the more liberal parts of the country which are more of an uphill struggle. The barrier to breaking out of our isolation is lower in the South than it is anywhere else.
We have the numbers to prove it.