It is reported that the yearly median household income in Loudon County, Virginia, full of federal bureaucrats, is about $118,000. It is the richest county in the U.S. The comparable figure for South Carolina is less than $49,000. This explains arrogant talk in high quarters about “deplorables” and tells us a lot of what we need to know about the Evil Empire quartered in Washington.
The rabble cheered and cavorted as General Lee’s monument was destroyed in Richmond. Rabble is the right word. Across this broad land many of us shed tears or gritted our teeth. We are far more numerous than the rabble and a far better class of human beings. Rabble can build nothing. They can only destroy.
It is a simple fact that most White people, from the discovery of Black Africa in the 1500s until well into the 20th century, were “racists” and “White supremacists.” They were simply responding to history and a common sense view of the world around them. It is also true that the leaders and soldiers of the North in the War Between the States were just as “racist” as the Southerners they conquered. The whole business of attacking “racism” by wiping out memory of the Confederacy is a fraud. It is really an attack on Western Civilisation. That is becoming more evident every day. At bottom it has little do with African Americans opposing “racism.” It is a product of the arrogant and dishonest virtue signalling of a certain type of American, which itself is a cover for a radicals’ campaign of social destruction.
Some people seem to be counting on a Republican resurgence in next year’s elections to save the country. It is hard to imagine anything so short-sighted and historically ignorant. The only hope for reform is that the Republicans disappear and are replaced by a genuine opposition party.
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