From South Carolina to Florida, Southerners are familiar with the Palmetto bug, a large crafty creature that is nearly impossible to control. A relative of the more modest roach.
Some are as big as a small mouse although flatter. If encountered they have more moves than a running back. They are swift and dodge in unexpected ways. When you think they are dead they suddenly run again. They apparently thrive on anything and operate freely in the dark. If you annihilate a batch there is another battalion pressing forward in just a few days.
I have a horrible feeling that the idiot Joe Biden and his evil handlers are going to stumble into a nuclear war that will wipe out most of the living. I imagine that the tough Palmetto Bug will survive and flourish. I suppose that could mean that the South finally has won the war, though not in a satisfactory way.
4/30/2023 11:14:14 am
Dr. W. - as usual you are right on target and I fear correct in your analysis. If only hordes of palmetto bug militia could have swept the invaders back north of Mason & Dixon's line way back. If so, am sure there would be a palmetto bug memorial in Richmond today not unlike the revered boll weevil memorial in Enterprise, Alabama.
5/1/2023 08:20:58 am
I still think the chances of open, total nuclear war are very low. Rather, the odds of successful US imperial aggression in one is low. The great game of atomic warfare has become a bit like Mencken's "duel of sex", with Russia playing the woman's part. In any event, I imagine the humble, indomitable Palmetto Bug remains unconcerned. An oddly enviable spirit of resistance.
Leave a Reply.
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