Barry Spector's Blog – May 2018 Archive (3)

Barry’s Blog # 241-242: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 6 and 7

The third archetype we need to discuss is that of the Apocalypse. 

It is critical to this enquiry about rage in American life to remember that the myth of American innocence began to take form while Puritanism was still dominating all intellectual discourse and most politics in both Britain and North America. Then, the idea of “America” – and along with it, the…


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Barry’s Blog # 239-240: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 4 and 5

Part Four


Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand…Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different. – F. Scott…


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Barry’s Blog # 236-238: The Mythic Sources of White Rage, Parts 1,2 and 3 of 7

Part One


Who are the angry white males?

Sociologists tell us that the populations from which most reactionary activism arises are those who think they may be overtaken economically by groups below them in social class. Groups like the Ku Klux Klan have always been comprised mainly of lower-middle class men, not the poor. Similarly, most anti-abortion activists have been baby boomers who make less money than their parents.

But economics…


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