We hope some of you Wonkettarians are into Jazz Age cosplay, because we're going to be spending a few weeks in the 1920s as played out in our rightwing Christian textbooks. As we saw last week, our textbooks are pretty accurate and unproblematic when they have a real war to talk about -- plenty of dakka-dakka to keep the editors busy, maybe, so they didn't bother dragging God onto the literal battlefields of WWI. Once the Great War ended, the cultural and economic changes that followed give the editors plenty of material to see as part of a spiritual battle for America -- and of course a lot of our current kerfuffles really got rolling then (for instance, the very term "fundamentalist" was
That was an excellent demolition of the Mother Jones article. Of course, I only came across that article through your bit of a year ago, which left me taking MJ at face value, because I&#039;m a lazy sod who&#039;ll believe anything that confirms his prejudices. I now expect to learn next week that Bryan rhetorically demolished Darrow at the Scopes trial, but the LSM (Mencken) lied through their teeth.
Oh, yeah -- BOTH SIDES DO IT.
So close to the Wingnut History of the Great Depression...
It is all downhill from here, folks.
Even in Miami it&#039;s a new day. Cuban Americans under 40 are trending strongly Dem, and have zero interest in moving back to Cuba, but would like to be able to travel there and meet the cousins, so.
<blockquote>The 1924 immigration restriction law reduced the number of immigrants and the fears they generated.</blockquote>
You missed this bit in the summary of what was being achieved in that paragraph: &quot;we need racist laws in place to protect us from racist mobs.&quot;
Battle Creek was really segregated when I was there. I didn&rsquo;t know how many KKK members were there and I didn&rsquo;t want any part of it. Battle Creek was a good place to move away from.
<i>The Klan&rsquo;s use of threats and violence against whites and blacks began to disturb many Americans.</i>
Now appearing. &quot;Klan II - The Teaparty Years&quot;
Fortunately, getting rid of those stinking commie unions prevented anything bad from ever happening to our economy.
<b>Faith-based</b> <i> Homeschooling: the only thing that can leave you dumber than no schooling.</i> FIFY
Fear of immigrants is a constant in our history. There has always been a group of outsiders that&#039;s supposedly destroying America. For a while it was the Irish and Catholics. Then Germans. Remember the Chinese Exclusion Act? Italians. Jews. Russians. Today it&#039;s anyone who speaks Spanish, or looks Muslimy.
The outsider status fades away and those groups become accepted within a couple generations. Except African-Americans. Their acceptance rate can be measured in centuries instead of generations.
You mean something like this <a href="https://www.youtube.com/wat..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL4ZoaRIj78">https://www.youtube.com/wat...
....and smoking those reefers. Don&#039;t forget the demon&#039;s weed!
It was a time of religious awakening, too, as evidenced by the Wobbly Doxology:
<i>Praise Boss when morning work bells chime, Praise Boss for bits of overtime, Praise Boss whose Wars we love to fight, Praise Boss fat leech and parasite. ....Amen</i>
Doc, please don&#039;t get into the habit of defending Bob Jones Freakin&rsquo; University Press. I find it... disturbing.
They&#039;ll like the Josephine Baker clip as well. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/wat..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QL4ZoaRIj78">https://www.youtube.com/wat...
And for added background check out this week&#039;s fantastic episode of Moyers &amp; Co., in which cultural historian Richard Slotkin discusses his books (including Gunfighter Nation) which detail how violence became a defining part of our cultural mythology: <a href="http://billmoyers.com/episo..." target="_blank">" rel="nofollow noopener" title="http://billmoyers.com/episode/full-show-gunfighte...">http://billmoyers.com/episo...
Worth watching just for the bit where Slotkin calls Charlton Heston (for his &#039;cold dead hands&#039; comment) an idiot.