Occidental Dissent has emerged as the leading authority documenting and encouraging Southern grassroots resistance to the Republican-led American #WarOnTheSouth. Like many SF readers, I have seen signs of this resistance, though no rallies have been staged in the local area.
Yesterday, while inflating tubes and readying supplies for a day on the river with friends and acquaintances a truck pulled into the packed parking lot. It was full of young people and a large Confederate flag flew on a pole in its bed. I also observed an acquaintance wearing a Simply Southern T-shirt, though I do not know if this was meant as an act of resistance. Pro-Southern T-shirts are thankfully ubiquitous, especially in rural areas.
Today, while at the post office two women, one old and the other middle aged, asked the friendly Black clerk for “Confederate” stamps. I wasn’t able to see which stamps they bought but they appeared satisfied with the choice.
These two very different experiences point to what is hopefully a re-awakening of Southern identity and opposition to Americanism.
SF readers, what signs of local awakening have you witnessed?