Here’s the latest from the Southern Heritage Non-Preservation Group:
“Why is the issue of “White-Supremacy,” considered a Southern or Confederate ideology?
My guess would be that the South and the Confederacy really was based on white supremacy, that virtually all Confederates were white supremacists, and that defense of white supremacy was historically the most popular argument used to justify secession?
Moreover, there is no reason to believe that the Confederacy was based on anything other than white supremacy, and it never occurred to anyone to dispute this until the late twentieth century.
A natural state of evolution established racial diversity let alone biblical record.
As Alexander Stephens said, the Confederacy was based on acceptance of racial inequality, whereas the Union had failed because it was based on the weak foundation of the equality of man.
Racial Supremacy is dependent upon who has the security to dominate another, it is generally a socio-political norm held by the superior powers with the means to do so.
In the political sense, yes. In the biological sense, no.
We have spent the past fifty years trying to artificially raise the negro to equality with the White man. Even a black president with all the resources and power of BRA at his disposal has failed to bring about racial equality.
Europeans may have been conceited in the belief of their superiority, culturally or otherwise it wasn’t without a natural premise though.
The natural premise of European racial superiority has been powerfully reinforced by 50 years of fighting racism and using the government to legislate equality.
The government can no more legislate racial equality than it can legislate the abolition of gravity.
It was not an organized plot? It was coincidental with the moment.
The polls show that the South was “white supremacist” until the 1970s and 1980s.
So therefore the Confederacy was no different from the United States in as far as white supremacist views.
No different? Wasn’t chattel slavery a difference? Wasn’t black citizenship and voting rights a difference? Wasn’t the absence of anti-miscegenation laws a difference? Wasn’t the Emancipation Proclamation a difference?
Some argue that it was a Confederate ideology these are founded by one of two delusional presentist of either Anti-Confederate/Southern types SPLC or Southern Nationalist/racists.
Could it be that the Confederates themselves were white supremacists and were proudly so and were so opposed to “Black Republicanism” that Lincoln’s election was taken as an overt act that justified the dissolution of the Union?
The tendency is to focus solely upon Confederate writings, even though Northern Whites were in fact considered more racists than Southerners. see Alexis De Toqueville’s views
Actually, Tocqueville was just saying that negroes were free in the North, and consequently were a menace to civilization, and were of no economic value to Northerners, and thus Northern race relations lacked the feel of Southern paternalism.
Note: White Southerners don’t feel very paternalistic toward negroes today. Slavery and Jim Crow fostered paternalism, but that doesn’t mean those systems were not racist.