The cliff notes to the modern, acceptable narrative of North/South history goes something like this: prior to 1865 the South was dominated by spiteful, white capitalists who out of pure greed and racism enslaved the negro. The enlightened North embarked upon a holy crusade in order to free the slaves and purify the South of bigotry and racism. After the North did what needed to be done, the South naturally remained economically and educationally deficient- after all, only ignorant, toothless hicks could ever be racist or practice slavery. So, their lack of economic prowess was really very understandable. During the 20th century, the North had to once more step in and physically force the South to integrate her schools. It was for their own good after all. Ever since then, the recalcitrant South has been the backwater of America; a place which Northeastern progressives will ever be able to righteously look down upon and sadly shake their pious heads.
I have recently spent time posting and interacting with members of several “Confederate” Facebook groups. This has been an enlightening experience, giving a glimpse into ideological fallacies that are common in these sort of groups. These ideas are a result of trying to reconcile beliefs concerning the history of the South and Southern culture with Cultural Marxism and modernity. There are several ideas in particular that I encountered that spoke to this cognitive dissonance most acutely.
To Whom It May Concern,
Over the weekend, as you are aware, two rallies were held at Lee Park in your municipality. One was organized by pro-white, pro-monument activists and led by Alt-Right spokesperson Richard Spencer. The following day, a motley crew of “Antifa” counter-protestors gathered around the Robert E. Lee monument and defiled it with a “hate banner” intended to incite hostility toward pro-white advocates.
Flagcucks, also known as Cuckfederates. I think we’ve settled on those words to describe the typical neutered southern denizen of Confederate themed social media groups. These are people who spend their spare time sharing memetic images of The Army of Northern Virginia battle flag, photos of orange 1969 Dodge Chargers adorned with said flag, and who thirstpost pictures of buxom bombshells wearing battle flag adorned bikinis. Post after post, comment after comment, the same hollow dedication to Southern culture and imagery that is superficial at best, and artificial at worst.