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Sun Nov 15, 2020, 03:48 AM

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who grew up in the South and understood the politics of racism

from the inside, saw it in part as a ploy to divide and conquer.

'President Lyndon B. Johnson once said, "If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you."'

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/lbj-convince-the-lowest-white-man/

((Read the whole article; lots to learn. We need to learn a few lessons about breaking the back of repug propaganists, as it's happening now, JUST happened (to cause us to lose House seats and fail to gain Senate seats.) )) https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214556594

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Reply President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who grew up in the South and understood the politics of racism (Original post)
elleng Nov 15 OP
ananda Nov 15 #1
Karadeniz Nov 15 #2
Mopar151 Nov 15 #3
elleng Nov 15 #4
Mopar151 Nov 15 #5
Nitram Nov 15 #6
IsItJustMe Nov 17 #8
UTUSN Nov 16 #7
Name removed Nov 17 #9

Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 06:32 AM

1. This is absolutely true..

iíve seen it firsthand throughout my life.

It also plays into the confirmation bias in
propaganda news that racists feed off of.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 02:57 PM

2. I was just thinking this this morning!

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 04:21 PM

3. The Slavers assembled the southern white underclass

Out of readily available parts! Why do you think that English convicts were "transported" to Georgia? Need slavedrivers, don'tcha?

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Response to Mopar151 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 05:30 PM

4. It's always 'logical,' isn't it, not borne of meanness,

but it's lasted.

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Response to elleng (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 08:16 PM

5. It's logical if you are as devoted to cruelty as a Slaver!

It's a feature of "noble birth" - a certain amount of cruelty is expected, to "do what needs to be done"

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Sun Nov 15, 2020, 10:34 PM

6. For all his hardball politics and Texas country manners, LBJ was a good man and an excellent

Democrat.

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Response to Nitram (Reply #6)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 02:20 AM

8. I have heard stories about LBJ. He apparently had a huge range in Texas and he loved to drive

around his ranch drinking beer. He was a dandy. No doubt about it.

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Response to elleng (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 04:55 PM

7. K&R

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