Back in August, I seeded an article written by this gentleman that correctly pointed out how the confederacy was a con game on white and still is. In the interview that is the article seeded here, he correctly equates the politics of the antibellum southern gentry and the resulting economic sufferings of working class whites with the trickle-down economics arguments of today.
I have oftimes observed that there is no bigger chump in all of American history than the poor, economically struggling or working class white person who votes for the so-called "conservative" candidate. During Reconstruction and up until around the New Deal, those conservatives were decidedly democrats. Today, those conservatives are decidedly republican. One thing has not changed, however. Conservatives continue to tell working class people that its the rain of trickle-down economics that they feel on top of their heads, when in reality what they are feeling is something else entirely. Unfortunately, too many working class whites continue to delude themselves into thinking that its rain.