Saturday, 2 July 2022

Gerald Horne with Wilmer Leon on the history of Juneteenth, Texas & the Counter-Revolution of 1836

quote [ Gerald Horne interviewed by Wilmer Leon on Inside The Issues on June 18, 2022, discussing the real and complete history behind Juneteenth, Texas and the Counter Revolution of 1836. ]

I love how every time I dig into the mythology of the creation or major events of the United States, it leads back to rich white people trying to sidestep the abolition of slavery. Really makes a guy feel patriotic.

Oh, also, y'all ever heard of Linconia? Despite schools ignoring it, many of us managed to learn that Lincoln's priority wasn't really freeing slaves, but rather keeping the union together. But even I had no idea, until the last few years, that the most popular version of abolishing slavery was to expel black people from the US.
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[by steele@5:30pmGMT]

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WeiYang said[1] @ 1:35am GMT on 4th Jul [Score:1 Underrated]
Gerald Horne has two books, "The Dawning of the Apocalypse" and "The Counter-revolution of 1776" about the development of "Whiteness" around basically the European slave trade, when "white" came to trump "FUCKING CATHOLIC!" or "FUCKING ENGLISH HERETIC!" and the like, which was how they referred to each other historically.

Good stuff.
steele said[1] @ 2:10pm GMT on 4th Jul
So I read CR1776 and DotA is on my list, and my understanding about Freedom of Religion as a means of solidifying whiteness is that it began in response to Bacon's Rebellion. Is that expanded on in DotA? Trying to decide if I should read that or the Bacon's Rebellion books (Rebecca Anne Goetz, The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race and James D. Rice, Tales from a Revolution: Bacon’s Rebellion and the Transformation of Early America) referenced in CR1776 first.
steele said[1] @ 5:35pm GMT on 2nd Jul
This is the movie he mentions that takes place among the later years of the abolitionist movement in London that helped drive the American Revolution. I haven't watched it yet.
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