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Pt. II: John Dolan aka Gary Brecher "The War Nerd" on Sectarianism, Football Poetry War & More

Pt. II: John Dolan aka Gary Brecher "The War Nerd" on Sectarianism, Football Poetry War & More

Update: 2021-06-19
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Part II picks up where we leave off at the end of Part I; discussing the roots of the ahistorical connection so many white Southerners make in believing that the (Catholic NOT Protestant) Scottish Highlanders, who were defeated at Culloden in 1745, were somehow the antecedent of antebellum proto-Confederate culture & society.

https://youtu.be/pV4NmstF0CI

Credit (above link): Trailer of Al Davis & Pete Rozelle ESPN 30 for 30 film (2021).

John recounts his memories of the December 23rd, 1972 AFC Divisional Round playoff game between the Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers from Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh; this is the game either famously or infamously -depending on your allegiance- known as "the Immaculate Reception." His description of how (for he and his brother & father) the Raiders being robbed fits within a mosaic of historically rooted grievances and sectarian affiliation and/or identity.

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2021/03/25/robert-e-lee-high-school-renaming-jacksonville-florida-orig-jk.cnn/video/playlists/top-news-videos/

https://twitter.com/NateWallace9/status/1375274196335525893?s=20 (checkout this thread for full context)

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/06/the-myth-of-the-kindly-general-lee/529038/

In the context of the Robert E. Lee High School (Jacksonville, Fla.) name change debate, we discuss how the larger "Lost Cause" mythos propagated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy (the UDC), helped spearhead -starting in the late 19th and 20th centuries- the ahistorical brainwashing of generations to genuinely believe the lie about the Confederacy not seceding from the Union to defend and expand the lucrative institution of slavery, but for "state's rights" etc.

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Pt. II: John Dolan aka Gary Brecher "The War Nerd" on Sectarianism, Football Poetry War & More

Pt. II: John Dolan aka Gary Brecher "The War Nerd" on Sectarianism, Football Poetry War & More

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