Longism

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"I'm for the poor man — all poor men, black and white, they all gotta have a chance. They gotta have a home, a job, and a decent education for their children. 'Every man a king' — that's my slogan."

Longism is an economically centre-left, culturally conservative, Nationalist and statist ideology. Longism's name, ideology, and personality are based on Huey Long, governor and senator from Louisiana in the 1930s. Longism wants to heavily regulate the markets with his "Share Our Wealth" plan, which involved taxing the rich to fund social programs for free education, old-age pensions, public works, and large subsidies for families

What sets him main apart from any type Social Democracy or Paternalistic Conservatism is that he believes that authoritarian methods are valid ways to achieve reform.

History

Huey Long/Huey Pierce Long Jr. was born in August 30th 1893, near the small town of Winnfield, Louisiana, America at the seat of Winn Parish in a log cabin to an impoverished family who lived in a comfortable farmhouse and were well-off compared to others. Winn Parish was impoverished location while it's residents who are mostly Christian Baptists were often outsiders in Louisiana's political system and Winn Parish was a Unionist stronghold in the American Confederacy but wanted to keep the blacks for the wealthy slave planters while in the 1890s, it was a bastion of the Populist Party and in the 1912 election, 35% of Louisianans voted for a Socialist presidential candidate named Eugene V. Debs that lead Huey Long to embrace populist sentiments.

Huey Long has eight siblings while also he is home schooled until 1904, he was sent to public school that earned him a reputation as an excellent student with a remarkable memory and convinced his teachers to let him skip seventh grade. Years later he was at Winnfield High School while himself along with his best friends formed a secret society that planned to laying down certain rules the students would have to follow and run things in school along with wearing a red ribbon for it's members. Huey Long becomes a rebel by writing and distributing flyers that criticized his teachers along with a recently state-mandated fourth year secondary education that lead himself to be expelled from school in 1910, but at least he successfully petitioned to fire the principal.

Due doubtless to the influence of his Christian parents, he became a student of the Bible. Few ordained ministers of the Gospel were as familiar with the contents of the Bible as he was. Seldom, if ever, did he make a nationwide broadcast that he did not quote from the Holy Scripture.

Huey Long was a capable debater and at the state debate competition in Baton Rouge he won a full-tuition scholarship to Louisiana State University but the scholarship did not cover textbooks or living expenses, his family could not afford for him to attend and also Huey Long was unable to attend because he did not graduate from high school but instead he entered the workforce as a traveling salesmen in the rural south. In September 1911, Huey Long started to attend seminary classes at Oklahoma Baptist University at the urging of his mother while living with his brother named George Long but Huey attended for only one semester because he is rarely appearing at lectures. After deciding he was unsuited to preaching, Huey Long now focused on law so he borrowed 100 dollars from his brother and he losses it while playing roulette in Oklahoma City but he attended the University of Oklahoma College of Law for a semester in 1912 while he continued to work as a salesman at the same time. Huey Long has taken four classes in the University of Oklahoma College of Law but received one incomplete along with three C's and later confessed he learned little because he gambled a little too much along with hanging out with women.

Huey Long have met Rose McConnell at the baking contest in which he sells Cottolene shortening to be promoted but then Huey Long & Rose McConnelll are in two-and-a-half-year courtship and they married each other in April 1913 at the Gayoso Hotel in Memphis, Tennessee but on their wedding day, Huey Long borrowed 10 dollars from his new fiancée to pay the officiant. Shortly after their marriage Huey Long started his plans to run for a statewide office, the governorship, the senate and ultimately the presidency. Huey Long along with his wife got three children for example a daughter named Rose Long 1917–2006, a son named Russell B. Long 1918–2003, who is a U.S. senator and a another son named Palmer R. Long 1921–2010, who is an oilman in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Huey Long enrolled at Tulane University Law School located at New Orleans in the fall of 1914 and after a year of study that concentrated on the courses necessary for the bar exam, Huey Long successfully petitioned the Louisiana Supreme Court for permission to take the test before its scheduled at June 1915 so he was examined in May and passed while he received his license to practice.

Huey Long has established a private practice in Winnfield while he represented poor plaintiffs usually in workers compensation cases and avoided fighting in The Great War 1914-1918 by obtaining a draft deferment on the grounds that he was married while having dependent children even he successfully defended himself from prosecution under the Espionage Act of 1917, with help from a state senator who had loaned him money. In 1918, Huey Long invested $1,050 in an oil well but the Standard Oil Company refused to accept any of the oil in its pipelines and it cost Huey Long his investment that led him to hate Standard Oil.

Huey Long has entered the race to serve on the three-seat Louisiana Railroad Commission and in the Democratic primary he was polled second behind incumbent Burk Bridges but then a run-off election was held since no candidate garnered a majority of the votes. Huey Long campaigned tirelessly across northern Louisiana but then he defeated Burk Bridges with 636 votes even with wide support in rural areas while low support in urban areas and Huey Long forced utilities to lower rates, ordered railroads to extend service to small towns and demanded that Standard Oil cease the importation of Mexican crude oil to use more oil from Louisiana wells.

In the gubernatorial election of 1920, Huey Long campaigned heavily for John M. Parker even he is credited with helping him to win northern parishes and after Parker was elected, the two became bitter rivals. John M. Parker was now governor of Louisiana from May 11th 1920 until May 13th 1924.

Huey Long was elected Governor of Louisiana in 1928 by the largest margin in the state’s history. In the face of entrenched opposition from the Old Guard, he launched an unprecedented program to modernize the state’s infrastructure and provide universal educational and economic opportunity to the masses. After a failed attempt by his opponents to oust him from office, Huey ruthlessly consolidated his power in the state and became known as the “Kingfish.”

Huey immediately pushed a number of bills through the legislature to fulfill his campaign promises, including a free textbook program for schoolchildren, night courses for adult literacy, and piping natural gas to New Orleans. He also launched a massive construction program of roads, bridges, hospitals, and educational institutions. The public soon began to see the tangible results of his massive building program to modernize Louisiana. As the nation plunged into the Great Depression after the stock market crash of 1929, thousands of Louisianians were at work building the state’s new infrastructure. Louisiana employed 22,000 men just to build the roads — ten percent of the nation's highway workers. With greater access to transportation, education and healthcare, the quality of life in Louisiana was on the notable upswing while the rest of the nation declined

Irritated by immoral gambling dens and brothels in New Orleans, Long, a cultural conservative and committed Christian, deployed the National Guard to raid these establishments with orders to "shoot without hesitation". Gambling equipment was burned, prostitutes were arrested, and over $25,000 (equivalent to $376,793 in 2020) was confiscated for government funds. Local newspapers ran photos of National Guardsmen forcibly searching nude women. City authorities had not requested military force, and martial law had not been declared. The Louisiana attorney general denounced Long's actions as illegal but Long casually rebuked him saying: "Nobody asked him for his opinion.".

The stuffed shirts and the ministerial association who popularized themselves with their hypocritical congregations by cursing Huey Long, joined the opposition in condemning him for bringing the troops in to enforce his determination to clean out the red light district. In a broadcast he shocked the city and the state by suggesting over the air that he was fighting a strange combination of opposition in which the brothel keepers and the ministerial association were on the same side. Long's harsh crackdowns on social vices proved widely popular among the common worker in Louisiana and only strengthened his support.

Longism was established by Huey P. Long in Louisiana from the time he was elected governor in 1928 and continuing until about 1960.

Personality and Behaviour

  • Despite the crown, Longism is not a monarchist. He wears the crown due to his belief that every man should be considered a king through extensive social programs and a robust safety net.
  • Frequently denies being socialist, but admits to voting for for left-centre economic policies all the time as per the real Huey Long.
  • Longism wanted to destroy the giant plutocratic clans, eliminate the Federal Reserve racket and create an economic system that would prevent the growth of the giant monopoly that played such an important role in the destruction of America.
  • Despises LibRight ideologies with a burning passion, usually tolerates others if they aren't getting in his way at the moment.
  • Will often make speeches about his childhood or early career and how they relate to current politics and his beliefs.
  • Loves football and gin fizzes (specifically the New Orleans/Ramos gin fizz)
  • Longism is NOT based on the beliefs of of Karl Marx, but takes inspiration from the Bible and the Declaration of Independence.
  • Longism uses a set of conservative principles emphasizing American nationalism and Christian civilization to justify his politics. He heavily relies on his arguments in support of the Law of God, ancient philosophy, the Declaration of Independence and the US Constitution.
  • Gets along great with his best friend, Distributism
  • State autonomy unless he becomes President, Christianity, anti-Communism, and the Founding Fathers ' ideas of free man are central to Longism*
  • Loves the Hearts of Iron IV mod Kaiserreich because Huey Long has a major presence in the mod

How to Draw

Flag of Longism
  1. Draw a circle.
  2. Draw a simplified version of the Coat of Arms of Huey Long, starting with the diagonal red lines, then the fish, then the fish's crown. (The latter two don't need to be complicated/have details, using a solid color is fine.)
  3. Add a crown to Longism.
  4. Add eyes.
  5. Done!
Color Name HEX RGB
Blue #0026FF 0, 38, 255
Red #BD2E2A 189, 46, 42
White #FFFFFF 255, 255, 255
Greyish Blue #0B6894 11, 104, 148
Yellow #FFFF00 255, 255, 0

Relationships

Friends

  • Machiavellianism - I'm absolutely an "ends justify the means" type of guy.
  • Christian Democracy - My greatest influence. If only he was willing to dispense with democracy....
  • Distributism - Perhaps my best friend, we're united in our sacred mission of Sharing the Wealth!
  • Social Democracy - A great guy and a great friend with great ideas, it's simply tragic how he insists on "democracy" even when it doesn't get the job done. A contender for my best friend.
  • Paternalistic Conservatism - Combining two scoops of patriotism and social conservatism with a scoop of wealth redistribution sounds marvelous. You literally non-regional version of me.
  • Illiberal Democracy - How I acquire power (democracy) and how I maintain it (a lack of liberalism).
  • Social Authoritarianism - For all intents and purposes, he's the non-regional version of me.
  • Left-Wing Populism - One of my earliest friends and backers, I am for uplifting the poor man after all.
  • Right-Wing Populism - Charles Coughlin and his followers were your ilk and they rallied behind my movement. I appreciate such loyalty and accordingly share a lot of their nationalist and religiously conservative views.
  • Peronism - In many ways, he is my Argentine equivalent. Incredibly based.
  • Bull Moose Progressivism - Fellow trust-busting patriot. If only you rejected imperialism and embraced isolationism, the only true American nationalist foreign policy.
  • Bonapartism - I am the reincarnated ego of Napoleon.
  • Gaullism - My dear French twin! I share many traits and ideas with you.
  • Welfare Chauvinism - We agree on most things, but less chauvinism, please

Frenemies

  • Keynesian School - All I care is what the boys at the forks of the creek think of me.
  • Socialism - Has more good ideas than bad, but brainlessly insists on dressing up in an un-American red.
  • Social Libertarianism - Seeks to Share the Wealth, but always fails to bust those damned trusts!
  • New Dealism - You appropriated my proposals in your Second New Deal, but cancel the NRA! I would have ran against you in '36 if that damned Weiss hadn't gotten in the way.
  • White Nationalism - The best way to circumcise a Klansman is to kick his sister in the chin. When I took power in Louisiana I dismantled your traditional power structures and replaced them with my own, as well as creating social programs to promote education among and eliminate illiteracy throughout the black population. On the other hand, I make some pronunciations against the Klan from the point of view of 'law and order', not so much anti-racism which has led people to attribute progressive reputation to me. The nature of the local Louisiana politics, especially northern Louisiana politics that was my home base enabled that me could advance without addressing the racism issues. When I discussed the racial issue, and in these cases I spoke like a typical Southern Democrat and accused Hoover of favoring "Negro domination," adding, “We believe this is a white man's country and are not willing to turn it over to the Negroes. Some Longists like, Gerald L. K. Smith (the organizer of Share Our Wealth) and Leander Perez (Huey impeachment attorney), were outspoken white supremacists throughout their political careers. It's a complicated relationship.
  • Black Nationalism - Despite popular mythology, I was not ahead of his time on racial issues, i opposition to anti-lynching legislation and be for segregation and white supremacy all the way. But I am, and to a greater extent, my brother Earl wanna channeling equalized economic assistance to every poor man in society irrespective of race. But you named Huey Newton after me and were amazed at all the black people I lifted out of poverty. It's a complicated relationship.
  • Silver Legionism - I did not realize I had a nazi, esoteric and fascist sidekick but I swear I'll purge you if you betray me in the American Union State.
  • Fascism - We agree on a doctrine of class collaboration but you're far too tainted for me to associate with you, and I prefer a more grounded and pragmatic authoritarianism as a tool to push forward my program instead of your unhealthy obsession with the State.

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Literature

Suggested literatures

  • Boulard, Garry. Huey Long Invades New Orleans: The Siege of a City, 1934-36. Gretna, LA: Pelican Publishing, 1998.
  • Kurtz, Michael L., and Morgan D. Peoples. Earl K. Long: The Saga of Uncle Earl and Louisiana Politics. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1990.

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