Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Segregation at All Costs: Bull Connor and the Civil Rights Movement

This is a 10 minute video of Bull Connor, one of the most reviled politicians of the Old South, who pandered to worse impulses of society to hold his political power.  Ironically,  he became a galvanizing symbol as a common enemy of the Civil Rights movement and decent people worldwide, and made full civil right reforms possible. 

Politicians long have known how to stir fear and division as a political tool of power.  Watch for politicians using code words to isolate and marginalize people as outsiders, coercion through guilt, emotions over reason.  This is the sign of a demagogue.

For more on Bull Connor HERE


 noun \ˈde-mə-ˌgäg\: a political leader who tries to get support by making false claims and promises and using arguments based on emotion rather than reason


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