Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Eminent Southrons and Cinematic Slander

This essay was originally published in the August 1995 issue of Chronicles magazine.

Some folks have been kind enough to notice my absence from these pages, and a few have been even kinder and expressed regret at it. The fact is that my wife Dale and I are working on a book. It will be called 1001 Things Everyone Should Know about the South, and we hope to have it out before the Atlanta Olympics in 1996. The idea is to remind visitors that they’ve come to a place with a complex and fascinating history and culture. Of course, if we can sell it to even a fraction of the two million visitors that are expected, it will do good things for our bank account, too. Anyway, that’s what I’ve been doing instead of writing for Chronicles, and I thought I’d give you a couple of samples, since I don’t have anything else to offer these days.

First, some items about individual Southerners. It turns out that a great many of our 1001 “things” are people—not surprising, because what’s most distinctive about the South (at least these days) is Southerners, who tend to be colorful, cantankerous, idiosyncratic, engaging folks.

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Wilmington Wrapped in Gloom

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The following is excerpted from “One Good Man, Reverend John Lamb Pritchard’s Life of Faith, Service and Sacrifice,” originally written by Rev. J.D. Hufham in 1867, and edited in 2007 by Jack Fryar, Dram Tree Books. Rev. Hufham directed the proceeds of his book to Mrs. Pritchard for the education of their six children.

Rev. Pritchard, born in Pasquotank County, North Carolina in 1811, became pastor of First Baptist Church in Wilmington in early 1856. There he remained with his flock until his death from yellow fever.

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Who Are Confederate Monument Critics Really Targeting?


The routine removal of Confederate statues signifies a new stage in the evolution of political progressives. Their vision for a new order that can provide social justice for the so-called oppressed is becoming a secular religion. Assaults on statues are symptomatic that the new faith is working to destroy traditional values. The birth of a new religion—even a secular one—is always a dangerous time. Immature faiths tend toward totalitarian treatment of unbelievers while they fight among themselves over arcane points to settle upon a canonical creed.

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‘We Have All the Power’: Pilot Warns Biden’s Mandate Means ‘Massive Disruptions’ of Shipping and Travel


Psaki Admits Biden Is Exploiting COVID for 'Fundamental' Economic Change

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Psaki Admits Biden Is Exploiting COVID for 'Fundamental' Economic Change

If it wasn't already clear that the Biden administration was using the Wuhan coronavirus to exert more power and control over the country, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki made it clear in Tuesday's briefing. According to Psaki, President Biden is using the pandemic to pursue significant change in the way the American economy functions.

When asked about the potential of cutting some programs — and thereby reducing the price tag — in Biden's $4.5 trillion budget proposal, Psaki rejected the notion. In the White House's view, all of Biden's priorities must be included and passed as soon as possible. '

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On the Sapient Regulation of Brats, Termagants, Races Half Devil and Half Child, and Other Such Curiosities as Afflict the Polity To start with “trans” people.

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To start with “trans” people. What I think is, when I read about trans people, always hollering about their rights and sufferings, and how the world isn’t exactly the way they think it should be, is that someone should tell them to sit down and shut up. They have come to be nuisances. Additionally, they are ridiculous. I am not interested in their trivial problems. I wish them no harm, just wish they would put their right clothes on.

I hear that Bruce Jenner thinks he is a girl and wants to be governor of California. All right, I think I am a long-haired Schnauzer and want to be CEO of Microsoft. How is that going to work? I want to say, see, Bruce, wanting to be something and actually being it don’t always go together. Now, Bruce, I have some experience with girls, though not as much as I hoped for and, buddy, you just ain’t one. There just ain’t enough silicone.

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Coomer Deposition Released! Verifies Antifa Facebook Posts, Extreme Left Bias

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Eric Coomer is the former Director of Security and Product Strategy for Dominion Voting Systems. After the 2020 election debacle, where votes in at least five states had very suspicious results while running Dominion computer systems, center-right journalists made common-sense observations that the results appeared rigged. One journalist, who had infiltrated a conference call filled with Antifa-sympathizing callers, remembered that on the call “Eric from Dominion” was going to ensure that Trump did not win re-election.

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U.S. Vets Smuggle Afghan Interpreter Who Helped Save Joe Biden Out Of Afghanistan

 In this picture taken on October 3, 2021, Taliban fighters working as a police force check commuters at a road checkpoint in Kabul. - The Taliban's new police force already counts about 4,000 men in the capital, says a Kabul police spokesman, insisting the city is far safer than before, as the hardline group builds a police force from scratch. - TO GO WITH Afghanistan-police-Taliban,FOCUS by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR / AFP) / TO GO WITH Afghanistan-police-Taliban,FOCUS by Elise BLANCHARD (Photo by WAKIL KOHSAR/AFP via Getty Images)

“What I am witnessing every day is the very best and the very worst of America,” Washington lobbyist Robert Stryk said. “I have seen the humanity of private citizens who are contacting me and pledging their time, monies, and in some cases their lives to bring our citizens and these Afghan patriots out of harm’s way, while at the time personally experiencing the Biden administration’s abject failure to protect its citizens and those Afghans that fought and worked alongside of us.”

An Afghan interpreter who helped save President Joe Biden and two other U.S. lawmakers in 2008 has escaped Afghanistan with the aid of volunteers working to evacuate stranded Americans and U.S. allies from the country.

Aman Khalili and his family escaped from Afghanistan over the border to Pakistan last week, Khalili told The Wall Street Journal. After hiding from the Taliban for weeks under the care of various volunteer organizations, a group of military veterans smuggled the former U.S. interpreter and his family through numerous Taliban checkpoints and out of Afghanistan.

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Trump-Endorsed NFL Star Leads GOP Field to Shatter Senate Democrats

When it comes to flipping the Senate in next year’s midterm elections, Herschel Walker’s off to a running start.

The former NFL star, who first made his name as a running back for the University of Georgia Bulldogs during the first Reagan administration, is running for the Republican nomination to represent the Peach State in the Senate.

And if money is any guide so far, Walker’s got plenty of support.

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