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  •  Between 1945 and 1980 the fed. govt. (0+ / 0-)

    undertook to dismantle a major social privilege system-institutionalized white supremacy. It is deeply ironic that the wealthy class was able to use this dismantling of white privilege to coopt the blue-collar beneficiaries of the postwar economic platform and use their votes to destroy it. Having lost their middle-class economic security and hopes because of the politicians they put in power, many members of the white underclass are now that much more eager to see Jim Crow laws reinstituted, which would give them at least social superiority to compensate for economic security. And the party of Romney, Gingrich et al is egging them on every fucking minute of the day. And the angels weep.

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