Monday, July 24, 2017

Southerners: You Are Deplorable

 

Presented at the 2017 Abbeville Institute Summer School.

You are deplorable.

It is worse than that.  If you are Southern or interested in the South you are the most deplorable of all the deplorables.  There is no place for you among the enlightened and virtuous people of 21st Century America.

But perhaps there is a certain advantage to being an outsider.  It can help you see what 21st century America really is rather than what it assumes itself to be.

We can’t understand Southern identity without a candid view of that other thing, call it the North or mainstream America or the Age of Radicalism, for which the South has been an economic colony and a cultural whipping boy since well before the War for Southern Independence.

6 comments:

  1. "The war was not to preserve the Union. It was to replace the Union with a centralized machine."

    No truer words ever spoken!

    DixieDennis

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. :) Unfortunately, we didn't succeed though.

      Delete
  2. In one sense you did succeed, sir. I've been fansinated with the WBTS since I was a grader school age child growing up in a small town in Wisconsin. I did not question the official story, about the Union troops were the good guys, Lincoln was one our greatest presidents ever and the war ended the way it was supposed to. It does take a certain amount of moral courage to question one's basic beliefs. What helped with my reconsidering my views, was the many decades of lies, no, outright bull shit (lie is too gentle a word here) told by our politicians and their mediea propagandist. If they have lied about so many events of my life time, then logically, why should I believe the official narative as taught in our government approved and funded public schools. The only other thing I would add, is that if the financial stakes are high enough, then any amount of government sponsored mass murder can be "justified". All hail the power of the mindless slogan!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. if the financial stakes are high enough, then any amount of government sponsored mass murder can be "justified"

      Absolutely. Sick people.

      Delete
  3. When I was an undergrad A'way back in the 1970's. I had a pretty little red head from New York ask me if all hillbillies really had sex with there sisters. This crap has been going on for a VERY long time up in yankyland and I don't see it changing anytime soon.---Ray

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You should have answered "Only if they are pretty" Just imagine the look you would have gotten! :)

      Delete