It’s often been used as an excuse or justification, to explain why Democrats in the Solid South turned their backs on the Democrat party, whether nationally or at the local level.
It is a strange propaganda defense, used more to justify Democrat racial and hierarchy policies than anything else. It covers up the real foundation of the Democrat party which sparked the US Civil War I and it gives people an easy enemy to dislike, the Republicans, by projecting or displacing the Democrat party’s faults and historical crimes against their enemies, the Republicans. Like the black communities of today, it is easy hating and blaming the “Man” for various things the Democrat community did. And if you criticize that status quo stance, they think you’re a race traitor or betrayer of your community, when you go up against the community organizers.
It may have been pretty useful and strong in the days when the Democrat party rewrote the history books for the South, after winning the post war Reconstruction with KKK terror tactics, but it is getting far weaker now.
People like to forget that the Democrat controlled Southern ancestors considered those black Republicans to be low class serfs, slaves in all but name except to the Republicans rather than to the Democrats. It shows the kind of racial superiority profiling and prejudice that was produced in the South as a result of Democrat culture, politics, and money. The Democrats were using blacks to bolster their representation slice in Congress as well as using slave property to boost their personal wealth. The fact that most Southerners didn’t own slaves mattered little, given that loyalty to home was strong enough to even draw General Lee back to the Virginian cause, even though Lee despised the ownership of slaves. He wasn’t the Democrat political elite that decided a war was a good idea, however.
A minor group at the top bringing their home to destruction and wasting the lives of the community, sounds familiar to Ferguson or Baltimore or any other Democrat fiefdom aka city. History merely repeats itself in a different arrangement, a war that must be fought again for the same general reasons.