After Roe, What Is White Christian Nationalists’ Vision for the Future of America?
It’s not pretty if you’re not white and male (or white male supremacists)…
Isn’t it obvious?
They want to go back to a simpler time in America. By simpler, they mean a time when white men ruled, and white men were the only ones who enjoyed American freedom and could pursue the American dream. White women were their property and under their control. Black people weren’t people — rather human cattle— lacking basic human rights, forget about the civil ones. People of color — well they didn’t exist, unless they were the Indigenous — and we know what happened there.
They want a civil war.
This is not an exaggeration. In 1860, South Carolina seceded from the United States — one of the forerunners to the Civil War. There was always friction between the slave-owning red states and the blue states where slavery was outlawed. Many of the problems with the present-day American government, like the electoral college and two senators from each state no matter the size of the population, are byproducts of the South’s need to have an exaggerated say in the federal government, and state rights, so they could maintain slavery. The views of these states have not changed — and there has been hostility and resentment from the Confederate losers ever since they lost the war. In fact, Texas wants t o secede now.
“While many Americans were celebrating the 167th anniversary of Juneteenth (when Union Gen. Gordon Granger, in Galveston, Tex., delivered the order abolishing slavery) the Texas Republican Party voted on a platform declaring that federal laws it dislikes “should be ignored, opposed, refused, and nullified.”
The proposed platform (it’s expected to be approved when votes are tallied) adds: “Texas retains the right to secede from the United States, and the Texas Legislature should be called upon to pass a referendum consistent thereto.” It wants the secession referendum “in the 2023 general election for the people of Texas to determine whether or not the State of Texas should reassert its status as an independent nation.”