Again, More of the Way We Are Now
White privilege is just another term for Western civilisation.
When I graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1963 all the graduates were given Bibles. Women had their own dormitories and had to sign out and in. I reckon the times have changed.
I saw a documentary about the horrific battle of Peleliu in World War II. Four Marine veterans of the battle were interviewed. Three of them had Deep South accents. Let’s tear down the monuments to their grandfathers.
It seems that some people are justifying the jihad against Confederate symbols by saying that Confederates “killed American soldiers.” Of course, Confederates were American soldiers too and more “American” than their enemies. The “American soldiers” Confederates killed (a fourth of them foreigners) were engaged in a brutal war of conquest against other Americans, including women, children, and black people. Such childish views of the history of “American soldiers” seem to prevail even at the highest level.
Our Secretary of State recently justified the U.S. regime’s Ukrainian policy by remarking that Americans don’t like big bullies who pick on smaller countries. Really? Narcissists and psychopaths never blame themselves for anything.
Thanks to all the illegal immigrants in recent decades, California and Texas have about the same demographic profile of foreigners. However, stats show the Texas is considerably less corrupt and violent than California, and Texas is still Red. Why is this? Because Texas still has some remnants of Southern civilisation while California never had any civilisation.
Lynn Cheney recently stated that secession had been decided by the “Civil War” and nobody should talk about. This is the shallow poseur “intellectual” who the Republican Party chose to hand out millions of dollars in grants at the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Donald Trump very much wants to be President again. Does he understand how to prevent his election being stolen by the Democrats who will be aided by the Republican leadership?
George Bush 1 was the last President to have any actual military service, 80 years ago.
America is now a post-Christian society. That is a rather significant fact. Think about it.
Donald Trump is making some good noises about immigration and war. But does he really understand the Deep State and how to find and marshal the people to beat it? And it is a moral failing that he has not done more for his supporters who are still political prisoners after Jan. 6.
There are millions of us hoping for DeSantis but fearing he is just another Republican posing as a conservative.
There used to be a saying, “There will always be an England.” Tell that to the Muslim “grooming” gangs and the Asian Mayor of the now Third-World city London.
You think America is not in trouble? The free movie streaming services are now advertising HIV medicine and showing happy, loving sodomite couples. And, don’t forget, we now have a trans-sexual 4-star Admiral. How can someone concerned with changing their sex possibly have shown such superior merit as to be promoted to such a position?
George Floyd’s death occurred in Minnesota. What does that have to do with Confederate memorials? Most Americans can’t remember beyond yesterday, but I remember when lily white Minnesota led the campaign to impose “Civil Rights” on the South. Things have changed greatly but they still blame us.
It was once said, and sometimes still is, that American higher education is the best in the world. It was never true, just Yankee boasting, except where European scholars had been captured. When it is claimed now, one does not know whether to roll in the floor with a laughing fit and bang your head against a wall.
The U.S. Navy has censored the name of its ship Chancellorsville because it was a Confederate battle victory. The battle has been studied by military experts in the U.S. and around the world for well over a century. It was a battle won by Americans.
Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews