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Veritas et Sapientia – Jefferson’s American Union Died In 1861, We’ve Gone ‘Muricah Ever Since

Mandeville, LA – [Editor’s Note: Melvin E. Bradford was a titan in the stand made against Leo Strauss and his army of faux intellectuals responsible for the rise of today’s neocons and the religion of ‘Murican Exceptionalism”. Bradford wrote this essay in the late 1990’s. – Ed. M.C.] “Predictably, Jefferson’s Union did die­ in 1861. And in the latter stages of its ruin, the connection between blacks and American millennialism intensified. With Equality (capital “E”), the new Republic played some verbal and opportunistic games. I leave aside for the moment the merits and demerits of this “second found­ing.” It has proved to be digestible suited under certain circumstances to ac­commodation with the first. For, once com­pleted, given a frame and substance to rest upon the base and wheels of 1820 and 1850 (and given a little Reconstruction “testing”), the Trojan Horse of our home­ grown Jacobinism was rolled away to some back stall within the stable of received American doctrines. Emancipation appeared to have changed nothing substantial in the basic confederal framework. Neither did it attempt any multiracial miracles. Said another way, after 1877 no one of our complex and perhaps contradictory set of national objectives retained a veto power over the rest. And certainly the most hieratic of those remaining in authority (probably “freedom”) applied in only a small way to the exclusive and singular handicaps of the freedman. That is—until the last two decades—the season of our third and most intensive metamorphosis; the period in which the revolution, intentionally forestalled (even if earlier encouraged) by the Emancipator [Lincoln] and his heirs, came to pass; the occasion of our first (and unlike Lincoln’s) positive com­mitment to equality of condition qua man­datory brotherhood. Upon these events, with their historic prologue held in mind, is my emphasis—upon ideas and policies which will not be digested by the nation (an entity logically prior to its legal exten­sion in the formation of a government) if that nation is, in its given character and with its own organic momentum, to con­tinue. – M.E. Bradford’s A Firebell In The Night

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