Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Frankly My Dear: A Guest Post From Ol' Remus

Via comment by 55six on Jefferson Davis - Happy Birthday
 The following is a Guest Post from Ol' Remus of the late and greatly missed Woodpile Report. I keep inviting Remus to become a regular Co-Conspirator here, and he keeps declining. I shall persist! -- FWP]

 With all the recent troubles we're again being invited to an honest and open conversation about race, or said differently, the browbeatings will be resumed. Try this for honest and open: many of us, probably most of us, are tired of your whining, your so-called grievances, your violence and crime, your insults and threats, your witless blather and pornographic demeanor—all of it. You're not quite 13% of the population yet everything has to be about you, all day, every day. With you, facts aren't facts, everything's a kozmik krisis, and abusive confrontations are your go-to. 

 Here's the thing: some of us despise you, although fewer than you believe, but most of us plain don't care about you or your doings. There was a time when we did care, but you betrayed our good will and played us for fools. We laugh about it now, but we actually believed you wanted equal opportunity and mutual respect and to live in harmony—all that stuff. Ain't it a hoot? Imagine our embarrassment. 

 We talk among ourselves just like you do. It's true, we have "frank and open discussions" when you're not around. Why? Partly because it's exhausting to tippy-toe around you. Partly because you think it's your celestial right to tell us what we can say. And partly because you're alarmingly aggressive or painfully dim-witted by turns. We never know which "you" will pop out of the box, or when. But mainly because you've revealed yourself as grasping opportunists without honor or principle. There's your deal-breaker. There's more.


  1. Brock, do I ever miss that man! He had a way with words, plain English, common sense. The only other wordsmith, who could express much, with the minimal wordage was Jeff Cooper. Both were good for ones soul.

    1. Me too and I told him when he announced it that I was sure others would pay something each month if he kept going, but no dice. Too bad.

  2. That was as well stated as it could be.

  3. I know that I'll be labeled as a WAASSSISSST for this, but the article was spot on!

    And I miss the Ol' Woodpile Report.


  4. It certainly was and I told him people would pay for his articles, but to no avail. I remember that the last few years he emailed me saying that FNC was third in the number of referrals. At any rate, congratulations to him for the many years of excellent posts and who knows, maybe he'll change his mind one day.:)