Religion in American politics and hawkishness by the religious right has been underestimated. these become very important during economic downturns causing a low boiling panic. Ignorance is definitely not bliss.
The American south was heavily steeped in covenanted relationships with God. when the yankee troops left from the south, God was heralded to have kept his attachment to the south who felt they had kept the covenant. the south’s white conservative politicians were then named ‘redeemers.’
the north was able to boast victory and one hundred years later a religious and political transformation transported the south to an influential place in the nation as a whole.l
Is the south a nation within? they seem to think so, and are happy with that. very happy.
William Faulkner said, “the past is never dead. it’s not even past.’ and so it goes for the white conservative south.
next, the bush states known as Jesusland.,