We used to celebrate the birthday of George Washington, a great soldier and statesman and the Father of His Country. Now we have Presidents Day. What is that to celebrate? Praise to any corrupt or incompetent politician who managed to make it to the White House? Honour U.S. Grant, James A. Garfield, Warren G. Harding, Gerald Ford, two Bushes, or Joe Biden? This is merely evidence of the ongoing deterioration of American intelligence and spirit.
The abominable opportunist Nikki Haley seems to be relying on her status as a minority to reach high office. It is true her parents immigrated from India. But put her in a group of white people and she does not stand out---unlike Barack Obama or Somalia Harris. She is not black or Chinese. It seems likely that like her Sikh ancestors she is Caucasian or mostly so. Under present conditions she can get a lot of credit for being an immigrant without any connection to historic America, but not for being nonwhite.
Have you noticed that our Southern Republican leaders seem to be more devoted to making stupid war on Russia than to protecting our noble heritage against evil attacks?
Donald Trump seems to have damaged himself beyond hope for reelection. He can still be a very useful gadfly, as went he was when he went to the disaster in Ohio.
There is little doubt that our ruling class is declining into ignorant and arrogant folly. One of the saddest developments in recent history is that when the Soviet Union collapsed the U.S. leadership continued to this very day the Cold War against Russia. What a great great opportunity for peace our leaders threw away.
2/25/2023 05:11:06 am
Wendell Phillips said that "New England Hell is a place where people have to mind their own business." We must be living in New England Heaven.
2/27/2023 05:49:39 pm
Clyde, I'm going to say it was the late, great Joe Weider who once said of bodybuilding, "Everything works, but nothing works for long." I suppose it's much the same in politics. We have reached the point where literally nothing works anymore. As with weight training, we need a healthy break followed by a total revamp. To complicate matters, I notice our gym of state is on fire. Lord, we have made ourselves a fine mess. Rather than electing more idiots, grifters, thugs, and clowns, perhaps the time has come to fix the root issues. Optimistically speaking, maybe the fire will help us.
2/28/2023 06:52:08 am
Dr. Wilson, I wonder what the response would be if the people of East Palestine were aliens or moslty black.
3/5/2023 04:57:54 pm
The first paragraph brings up an intriguing question: How far back do we need to go before we find someone worthy of the office and remembrance? Perhaps Buchanan, who actually promoted a constitutional convention of the States to iron out the differences rather than war. And he seemed to understand Article III, Section 3 of the Constitution - waging war upon a State was the very definition of treason.
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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