The esteemable Southern attorney and historian Sam Dickson spoke at a recent National Policy Institute forum in Washington, DC on the subject of Southern identity. His presentation holds too many important concepts to discuss at once here on SF. Instead, we shall return to it in several future posts.
Perhaps most importantly, Mr. Dickson noted that the South was the first target of American imperialism and after the conquest of the Confederacy was held in poverty as an economic colony of the USA until World War II. Despite this, he pointed out that many Southerners have an overwhelming desire to be accepted as Americans and strongly support its wars against other nations around the world. And yet this support has not weakened American hostility towards the Southern people and identity – as made obvious with the ongoing crusade to eradicate all Southern flags and symbols of distinction. As Mr. Dickson notes, “The paradigm of our enemies excludes White Southerners. It requires our extinction.”
Be sure to listen to the entire presentation of The Tragedy of Southern Identity.