Glory to God Who helps us in many and varied ways!
A writer from Armenia has described the problems of his native land and how she can begin to solve them. Without knowing it, however, he is speaking to us here at the South as well. Here is the relevant portion of his essay:
The South, like Armenia, was once a land renowned for her leadership in various fields in the united States, but after a devastating war and various reconstructions and reeducations, she has grown weak and timid and looks for help and deliverance from outside herself – to a President, to the federal Supreme Court, to the ‘star power’ of a celebrity, and so on.
But as Mr Ayvazyan says in his essay, that is not the proper place to look. Southrons, like the Armenians, must look within for answers to our problems. This will be more difficult for us than in the past. Before, we had a class of Christian country gentlemen and ladies who could give us good leadership. Today, what is left of them is too busy jostling for a seat at the Great Barbeque put on by the powerful in Washington City, Los Angeles, and other political and cultural centers dominated by globalists/Yankees.
More than ever, the plain folk of the South must band together, cultivate new leaders from amongst themselves, and ‘work hard for the homeland’. But isn’t this just what Jefferson and his disciples told us to do? Dr Clyde Wilson writes,
The federal government exists; we do not care much for it, but let us try to use it to our benefit even while we work to either drastically change it or separate from it altogether. But, per Jefferson and the Armenian example, our main work must be closer to home, at the State and local level: organizing, building, reaching out, connecting, so that we can be free from the parasites who use us to fight their wars, play in their football circuses, and perform atrocious country music songs for them.
The example of Russia in the 1300s offers us a great deal of hope that we can accomplish this:
The country of Georgia in the 11th and 12th centuries under the leadership of the holy King David IV likewise overcame incredible odds to gain her freedom from the Turks.
Inspired by them and by the example of our Southern forebears; with prayers to the Saints of our people; with hope in God; Dixie will also reclaim her independence.
Walt Garlington is a chemical engineer turned writer (and, when able, a planter). He makes his home in Louisiana and is editor of the 'Confiteri: A Southern Perspective' web site.