HAS THE SOUTH AGAIN RISEN TO DESTROY AMERICAN DEMOCRACY?
We talk with filmmakers DON GOLDMACHER and FRANCES CAUSEY, and with election protection activist JOHN BRAKEY about the lethal impact of southern reaction on our nation’s politics.
Goldmacher and Causey’s LONG SHADOW about slavery and its death grip on early America makes it clear that the poison has yet to dissipate. Donald Trump is very much a toxic tumor reflecting what chattel bondage did to our American soul.
And as the Arizona-based Brakey emphasizes, the plague of electronic registration stripping and vote flipping has guaranteed the on-going power of rigged elections to degrade our lives and politics.
Trump’s recent bigoted endorsement of the racist, Indian-killing Andrew Jackson underscores the problem.
With the future of our democracy in deep crisis, don’t miss this spirited discussion on how the Confederacy has never really gone away.