Sunday, April 28, 2013

Neo-Confederate Hero John Randolph of Roanoke on Latin Americans, mocking Simon Bolivar, something to read for Cinco de Mayo

John Randolph of Roanoke is a big hero to neo-Confederates today. He was a leader among slaveholders in the South.

When Latin America achieved independence they wished to have diplomatic relations with the United States and they proposed also having congresses of all the republics in the Western Hemisphere. At the time the great majority, almost all of the world's republics were in the Western Hemisphere. Europe was by and large ruled by monarchies and principalities of various sorts.

However, to American slaveholders the Latin American republics were suspect being that they weren't based on white supremacy, and that some leaders of the Republics weren't what they considered white. The Latin American republics were moving to abolish slavery.

Randolph sees a threat to slavery by working with them.

This speech in the U.S. Congress by Randolph not only shows the typical racial attitudes of slave holders towards Latin America but his conceited and pretentious nature and his hostility in general to egalitarianism. Further his complaint about London reminds the reader about 20th century racist complaints about New York City.

The link to the article is:

You might consider doing a search for the terms "Latin" for other articles by slaveholders and Neo-Confederates about Latin America and the people there.

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