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Fences & Bridges: Love in Dystopia

It’s tough out there. Relationships between men and women in the modern US are more strained than they’ve ever been, and men and women alike are more miserable than ever.

The relatively healthy societal courtship norms that were once in effect in the West disintegrated long before most of us were born. Many of us are several generations removed from any semblance of a healthy marriage in our family. We have experienced our parents’ divorce(s) and a revolving-door procession of their significant others coming and going throughout our lives. Many of us have had to muddle through becoming adult men or women without the regular presence of our same-sex parent.

We have grown up inundated with images of degeneracy and promiscuity that have been normalized by the (((entertainment))) industry, and endured educational (((propaganda))) intended to undermine the expectations of roles and sexuality for men and women.

As a result of all these influences and experiences, men and women view one another with hostility and suspicion, rather than admiration and affection.

Basically, with regards to romantic relationships in modern United States, it’s as if a tornado has torn through the place. The survivors are wandering around shell-shocked and disoriented, looking at the wreckage with no idea how to begin cleaning it up.

We’ve floundered around the mating game, sometimes with abysmal results. We’ve indulged in the temptations of degeneracy and suffered the consequences. We’ve tried to find true love, only to find ourselves as, alternately, the perpetrators and victims of disappointments and betrayals in our relationships. We’ve become bitter and cynical. We’re carrying emotional baggage into every new encounter with a potential romantic partner. Some of us have decided to give up entirely.

Over time, many of us have come to understand that the increase in degeneracy and breakdown of traditional norms are the root cause of all this damage and its resultant misery.

There is certainly no easy way to bridge the painful divide between men and women that exists today. I think that one thing that can help is realizing societal decay is something that *happened* to us all, and is not completely due to the failures of the people of one gender or the other. This enmity has been sown by design.

I think that those of us who want to restore traditionalism need to approach the opposite sex with a large degree of patience and understanding.

Understand that many women have absorbed the lie that that the traditional roles of wife and mother are degrading and oppressive, rather than a critical pillar of a flourishing civilization. I think it may be helpful to encourage women to understand that they will be cherished, appreciated, and probably much happier fulfilling these vital roles. (It’s certainly a more persuasive approach than “know your place, woman!” which I’m seeing quite a bit of lately. Just saying.)

Understand that men have been constantly and mercilessly blamed not only for their real faults, but a bevy of imagined ones, as well as for their successes. For women, I think simply showing a little bit of respect and sincere appreciation to our blame-weary men can go a long way towards heartening and motivating them.

I’d like to offer a white pill, if I may. The drive to mate and procreate is our strongest natural urge. Despite the pathologies that exist at a societal level, on a primal level, we all want the same thing, and nature is on our side.

We’re all in this together. Don’t give up. We can do it, fam.

Persecutions & Purges

This has been a trying week for many conservatives.

Despite a deluge of shocking sex scandals involving Hollywood heavyweights and high-profile Democrats, the media has, unsurprisingly, chosen to place an excessive focus on claims of inappropriate behavior on the part of based Christian Judge Roy Moore, who is running for Senate in Alabama.

Most of the claims were that decades ago, Moore showed romantic interest in substantially younger (though not legally underage) women. The most disturbing claim was that Moore had committed an actual sexual assault. Any momentary concern I had that there might be truth to the claim disappeared the moment I learned Gloria Allred was representing the “victim.” Allred, as you probably know, is famous for parading crying women in front of cameras to accuse important men of misbehavior at politically inopportune times.

Our soulless ruling class, who do not know any decent, sincere Christians, tend to believe that all Evangelicals are secretly dark-hearted perverts. (The ones on TV always are, you know.) Alabamians know real Christians exist, and they are familiar with the smear-campaign routine. They will not likely be dissuaded from supporting Moore, and may in fact view the smear campaign as further evidence that he is indeed decent and a true threat to the corrupt elites in DC.

Other events affect many of us more directly. I’m speaking of the Twitter purge of far right accounts. The suppression of problematic (for the left) accounts has long been an issue, but it began to accelerate after the verification of Jason Kessler, followed by quick de-verification after an outcry by the usual suspects. The premise of the complaint was faulty, because verification is meant to serve as proof of a tweeter’s identity, not endorsement of their speech. The controversy served as a catalyst for the purge nonetheless. Several other well-known right leaning people lost their verification or were banned from the site altogether.  Even right-wingers who are not high-profile tweeters are accustomed to frequent account suspensions and shadow-banning of posts. It is taken for granted that term-of-service violations regarding “hate speech” are applied strictly to conservatives, while leftists, even verified ones, may quite seriously call for white genocide with no repercussions at all.

Now the purge efforts have reached a new level of intensity and intrusiveness. The term “Orwellian” is overused, but it is fitting in this instance. Twitter’s new policy for determining who may lose their voice on the site includes tracking what sites other than Twitter users may visit, based on the reasoning that those who visit “extremist” sites may be using Twitter to share a “sanitized” version of their unacceptable views. Twitter even reserves the right to consider real-life (as opposed to online) behavior when determining who may have an account.

Thankfully, there are alternative social media sites, and many conservatives have begun migrating to these sites after being banned from Twitter, or in anticipation of the forthcoming purge. However, these sites do not yet have the power and reach of the Big Social sites. Loss of access to the sites most Americans use is likely to be a big disadvantage for dissident political movements, which is of course the underlying reason for the purge.

I have a great deal of respect and appreciation for the men who are fighting to protect our right to free speech and our ability to communicate effectively. Every day, they face technical, legal, and financial challenges with resourcefulness and determination. The long battle ahead of them is formidable. But I have hope. Our people have done the impossible before.

Avoiding Harassment Online

Earlier this week, a fairly large-follower account left Gab.ai publicly and in a huff because the site would not remove users she felt were harrassing her. I’ve heard many women complain about the relentless, horrible harrassment (sometimes described as “verbal violence,”) that makes the internet a hostile place for women.

I can’t say that has been my experience. Given that I am a woman, and spend a great deal of time online talking about highly controversial subjects, how could this be? I’ve given some thought to the tactics I use avoid “harassment.”

1. Don’t overreach. Or as we say in the South, “Don’t let your mouth write checks your ass can’t cash.” I’m not going to make a bold assertion unless I am pretty confident I can defend it against detractors. And if someone makes a good point I hadn’t thought of, I’m willing to say, “Well that’s a good point. I hadn’t thought of that.” If you care more about getting to the truth than about winning internet slap-fights, you should be fine with doing that once in a while.

2. Don’t fight out of your weight class. If I’m approaching someone with an expertise that I don’t have, I’ll take a deferential tone in my questions and challenges. There’s no shame in not knowing something, but there is shame in haughtily flaunting an expertise you do not actually possess. If you get into the ring without proper preparation, intent on taking on a heavyweight, and in return receive a humiliating beat-down, it’s not harrassment, it’s being put in your place, and it’s your own fault.

Unfortunately, part of the problem is that the the “everybody gets a prize” culture of today gives many people an unrealistic sense of their own competence, and renders them unprepared to formulate or lose arguments. Thus, when they are effectively paddled online after asserting what they know is a fact (because everyone at their college said so), they often conclude, “This person is guilty of wrong-think and made me feel bad! That’s not supposed to happen! Stop the harrassment!”

3. Pick your battles. If you make a controversial statement in a public setting, you’re going to get push back. It’s a fact for everyone, not just women. You can choose to engage or ignore. Before responding, I ask myself: Is this a person capable of having a good-faith discussion from which one or both of us might benefit? If not, is there a chance that my response to this person might be instructive to other observers? If neither is true, take a pass. I occasionally give into the urge to tell an idiotic jerk that they’re an idiotic jerk, but I always regret it. Mark Twain warned against arguing with idiots, lest they drag you down to their level and beat you with experience. This is pointless wheel-spinning that accomplishes nothing but leaving you feeling emotionally battered, and possibly, well, harassed.

4. Don’t feed the trolls. Some people use the term “trolls” to mean anyone who gives negative feedback. However, I am referring specifically to the verbal poo-flingers who offer vulgarities and ad hominems, but no substance. If someone comes at me out of the gate with “yer a dumb bitch,” they don’t merit a response, even a dismissive one. I suppose this kind of talk may be considered harassment, but I believe these pathetic slobs to be a step above zoo animals and not worthy of my concern or attention. I have blocked a handful of these people, but they usually lose interest and move along fairly quickly if you don’t engage them.

(By the way, men also have to put up with their share of poo-flingers on the internet, but most of them just brush it off rather than engage in hand-wringing about harassment).

5. Be an adult. Gab’s Andrew Torba told the woman complaining about his refusal to intervene to protect her from trolls, “We are not babysitters.”

You put part of yourself on public display when using social media, and occasionally someone who strikes at you will hit a tender nerve. It can sting, and it sucks. But that’s life. You can plead with authorities to provide you a safe space, which is in my opinion a childish response, or you can resolve to move forward with as much strength and effectiveness as possible.

In sum, if you engage with others respectfully and wisely, avoid pointless shit-stirring, and ignore the sewer creatures, most of the so-called “harassment” is not a problem.

Clowns to the left of me

“Any excuse will serve a tyrant.” Aesop

The specter of judicial tyranny continues its clownish march across the United States. This past week, James Edwards, host of the Memphis-based show The Political Cesspool, lost what should have been a slam-dunk defamation case. A column posted in a news outlet in Detroit (speaking of cesspools), had described Edwards as leader of the Ku Klux Klan.

The formal opinion of the court acknowledges that “there is no record evidence to suggest that Edwards holds a formal leadership position in the Ku Klux Klan, nor is there any record evidence to suggest that he is even a member…” However, it goes on to explain, “mindful of Aesop’s lesson, “A man is known by the company he keeps,” we hold that Edwards cannot make claims of defamation…”

Basically, it appears that they are using the “fake but accurate” standard of proof. Edwards is a “white advocate,” and has interviewed David Duke, so that’s close enough to count, and we need not bother ourselves with pesky facts.

In the modern US, the KKK has virtually no importance or power on the right end of the political spectrum. It primarily serves as a boogeyman for leftists, evoking horror far beyond what is warranted in 2017, often to the point of absurdity. For example, on one college campus last year, a student made a frantic report that she had witnessed a meeting of the Klan through a classroom window. After an investigation, it was determined that the suspected Klansman was nothing more than a white sheet thrown over a piece of unused lab equipment. I hear such reports regularly, and I am continually surprised by the real versus perceived influence of the KKK.

But it is precisely because of the persistent fear and disgust evoked by mention of the Klan that distinguishing the bugaboo from a reasonable, respectable, and well-intentioned white advocate is so important.

Alas, it is barely noteworthy anymore when judges make decisions based upon their “feels” and rationalize them with flimsy, quasi-legal reasoning. Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban,” (which was unfortunately not anything of the kind) was struck down by a judge who basically told Donald Trump “I don’t think I like your attitude, Mister.”

A clown show, indeed. Unfortunately, it’s not funny.

Two Sides

“If you smash our skull with a mag lite, do we not bleed?” William Shakespeare, paraphrased.

It would be an understatement to say that the narrative is one-sided.

As you know, President Trump was pilloried by the media for saying that there were two sides in the Charlottesville conflict. His comments have been disingenuously interpreted to mean “Nazis are fine people,” but the point he was really trying to make, that some of the Unite the Right attendees were decent people with legitimate concerns, was correct. (In fact, his comments did not go far enough in our defense, but considering that Trump is the head executive of the federal government and hails from New York, I think he was surprisingly even-handed.)

Shortly thereafter, SC Senator Tim Scott read Trump the riot act in response to his Charlottesville comments, later explaining that Trump …”needs to hear something from folks who have gone through this painful history.” Sure. But has Senator Scott listened to the folks who attended UTR, and asked what made them decide to attend? No, and since he is a member of the Senate that unanimously condemned UTR, I think it’s fair to assume he has made up his mind to agree with those who believe there is only one side to the debate.

Perhaps he is unaware that Charlottesville city officials are openly anti-white, and vindictively targeting statues that were of historic importance to whites. Maybe he thinks nothing of importance has changed since the 1960s, when whites made up the overwhelming majority of population and positions of authority. Maybe he just doesn’t want to give up the power that “victim” status provides to black Americans in the modern US.

The Charlottesville issue was in the headlines again this past week when a warrant was issued for the arrest of DeAndre Harris. Leftists all over the country were shrieking in horror at the news that sweet, gentle DeAndre, who was brutally attacked by cruel white supremacists while skipping to church, had been arrested for NO REASON WHATSOEVER. Apparently it is beyond the ability of many Americans to even consider that there might be two sides to the story of DeAndre’s injuries, despite the fact that there is video evidence that Harris started the brawl and severely injured another man BEFORE being injured himself. I’d love to see the psychological profile of the people unable to absorb the evidence disproving their preferred version of the story.

The one-sidedness of the narrative may also be exemplified by the recent church shooting in Tennessee. The suspect in the mass shooting in a majority white church is a black Sudanese immigrant, whose social media posts were full of anti-white, black power posts and likes, prompting some to describe him as a “black Dylann Roof.” However, the crimes of Roof and testimonies of the victims were broadcast incessantly on national news media for weeks. There were countless think pieces written about White supremacy, cries to remove all vestiges of Confederate history, and guilt by association cast upon some groups simply because he had visited their websites.

Imagine the same response to the crimes of Tennessee suspect Emanuel Kidega Samson. Imagine national news media combing through his social media posts and browser history. Photos of the victims on the national news every night for weeks. Talking heads wringing their hands about the evil bigots of Black Lives Matter, and the damage caused by their hateful rhetoric. Demands to ban sales of all black power imagery, and to presume that anyone who displays it is evil and potentially violent. Calls to monitor and perhaps shut down any websites, speakers, and writers who might have inspired his evil, racist, and violent behavior.

Why is the mistreatment of blacks by white authority figures assumed to be the norm, while mistreatment of whites by black authority figures is ignored? Why is race-inspired violence horrific when perpetrated by whites, but barely worthy of note when perpetrated by blacks? The victims are equally dead. How can any honest person of good faith argue that there are not two sides to this story? The danger, I believe, is that honest examination would require acknowledging that whites are actually far MORE likely to be the victims of interracial violence, which would be a very uncomfortable discussion for those deeply invested in the “equality” narrative.

Of course there are two sides to the story, and from now on, Whites intend to make sure that our side will be heard.

An Army of One?

This past week, Jason Kessler, the organizer of Unite the Right in Charlottesville, was arrested. The arrest was purportedly for perjury relating to an old incident which was believed to have been resolved months ago. Any honest observer can see that the charge is trumped-up, the result of selective law enforcement targeting Kessler because of his role in UTR, and because of the lawsuit he has filed against the authorities whose negligence allowed what should have been a peaceful event to become a tragic debacle.

Jason Kessler

Kessler has shown steadfast determination and bravery in facing an onslaught of attacks from the national media and from government actors at various levels of power.

Kessler’s real “crime,” that which is the cause of this persecution, is that he is telling the truth about government malfeasance and the anti-white, anti-American agenda that driving it. Also, the FOIA requests related to his lawsuit threaten to expose embarrassing, and possibly illegal, actions on the part of city and state officials, including Clinton-associated VA Governor Terry McCauliffe. These powerful (and in my opinion, nefarious) people have a lot at stake.

As a South Carolinian, I watched helplessly after the Dylann Roof murders as the first dominoes began to fall, and the removal of politically incorrect symbols and statues began to take place. I thought, “Why won’t somebody DO something?” During the following months, more dominoes fell. When an openly anti-white city council decided to remove the statue of Robert E. Lee in a Charlottesville park, Mr. Kessler DID do something, and with every obstacle and attack, he has maintained a firm resolve to defend what he believes is right, despite significant personal risk and sacrifice.

The determination of one man has set the enemies of our culture back on their heels, and has them worried and scrambling.

What would happen if their were a dozen men doing what Jason Kessler is doing, each in their own cities? What if there were a hundred? Imagine if there were a thousand! What could such an “army” accomplish?

Gentlemen, I ask you: will you join?

In the meantime, you can contribute to Kessler’s legal defense here: https://goyfundme.com/projects/jasons-legal-defense-fund/

 

Southern Baptist Cucks vs the Alt-right

Yesterday, CNN claimed to have access to an exclusive memo circulating among some pastors of the Southern Baptist Convention urging Donald Trump to condemn the alt-right “by name,” as this movement has “escaped your disapproval.”

Asking Trump to condemn the alt-right is a courageous and highly consequential move on the part of the pastors.

Ha ha, no, just kidding! The alt-right has already been condemned by both chambers of the legislature in the wake of the Charlottesville event and does not consider Trump any more of an ally than Chuck Schumer. Besides, Trump has already issued (literally!) over four dozen denunciations of “white supremacy” and the KKK to virtually no effect. And condemning what the general public loosely thinks of as “white supremacy” takes less courage than walking through the parking lot at the mall on the “bad” side of town.

Having already disavowed the flag that represents the ancestors of most of its members, the SBC apparently now wants to distance itself the only group in the country which is honestly calling out the most dangerous threat to Christianity in the US.

A quick search for Baptists + Muslims returns results like “Baptists condemn Trump’s call for ban on Muslims entering U.S.” Baptists are assisting with “refugee” relocation and have made statements in favor of religious freedom for Muslims. They are not, as far as I can see, making a large-scale effort to convert Muslims to Christianity, or calling out the false doctrine believed by followers of Islam, or warning of the dangers its devout followers pose for Christians.

It would require real bravery to state that Muslims worship a false god. It would require bravery to say that there is no Muslim-majority country which respects religious freedom for Christians, and that bringing a large number of Muslims to America is dangerous to its Christian citizens.

It would require bravery to publicly proclaim that in Matthew 7:15-16, Jesus states, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits,” and that the so-called religion of peace is a vile heresy, and possibly an existential threat to the United States.

These pastors are ill-informed, and probably do not realize that a large contingent of alt-righters are Christians who are motivated by their desire to preserve the historic, majority-Christian, demographics of the United States. Alt-righters realize that what Americans understand as “religious freedom,” that is, worship free from government interference, is the opposite of what would exist if enough Muslims were here to install Sharia law. Does the alt-right embody ignorance and racism? No. It embodies realism, and rejects the false (and incidentally, un-Christian) doctrine of “all cultures and beliefs are equal.”

In Muslim-occupied Europe, nativity scenes are protected by armed guards, priests are beheaded during Mass, and children run down like dogs while visiting Christmas markets. But they are free from the scourge of white supremacy. Praise Allah!

Southern Baptist Cucks vs the Alt-right

Yesterday, CNN claimed to have access to an exclusive memo circulating among some pastors of the Southern Baptist Convention urging Donald Trump to condemn the alt-right “by name,” as this movement has “escaped your disapproval.”

Asking Trump to condemn the alt-right is a courageous and highly consequential move on the part of the pastors.

Ha ha, no, just kidding! The alt-right has already been condemned by both chambers of the legislature in the wake of the Charlottesville event and does not consider Trump any more of an ally than Chuck Schumer. Besides, Trump has already issued (literally!) over four dozen denunciations of “white supremacy” and the KKK to virtually no effect. And condemning what the general public loosely thinks of as “white supremacy” takes less courage than walking through the parking lot at the mall on the “bad” side of town.

Having already disavowed the flag that represents the ancestors of most of its members, the SBC apparently now wants to distance itself the only group in the country which is honestly calling out the most dangerous threat to Christianity in the US.

A quick search for Baptists + Muslims returns results like “Baptists condemn Trump’s call for ban on Muslims entering U.S.” Baptists are assisting with “refugee” relocation and have made statements in favor of religious freedom for Muslims. They are not, as far as I can see, making a large-scale effort to convert Muslims to Christianity, or calling out the false doctrine believed by followers of Islam, or warning of the dangers its devout followers pose for Christians.

It would require real bravery to state that Muslims worship a false god. It would require bravery to say that there is no Muslim-majority country which respects religious freedom for Christians, and that bringing a large number of Muslims to America is dangerous to its Christian citizens.

It would require bravery to publicly proclaim that in Matthew 7:15-16, Jesus states, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits,” and that the so-called religion of peace is a vile heresy, and possibly an existential threat to the United States.

These pastors are ill-informed, and probably do not realize that a large contingent of alt-righters are Christians who are motivated by their desire to preserve the historic, majority-Christian, demographics of the United States. Alt-righters realize that what Americans understand as “religious freedom,” that is, worship free from government interference, is the opposite of what would exist if enough Muslims were here to install Sharia law. Does the alt-right embody ignorance and racism? No. It embodies realism, and rejects the false (and incidentally, un-Christian) doctrine of “all cultures and beliefs are equal.”

In Muslim-occupied Europe, nativity scenes are protected by armed guards, priests are beheaded during Mass, and children run down like dogs while visiting Christmas markets. But they are free from the scourge of white supremacy. Praise Allah!

US Fragmentation and Southern Identity

As we all know by now, the NFL is experiencing a self-inflicted decimation after enraging much of their fan base. They made the dubious decision to embrace their concussion-addled players’ vaguely defined protests against police brutality, white supremacy, the American flag, the national anthem, and systemic racism, or something like that, whatever, AMERICA IS BAD, LOOK AT ME!

Nobody cares less about sports than I do, but the importance of this episode to the national psyche cannot be denied. Like Hollywood, which once provided pleasant diversions from the demands of life but has become unbearably hostile to its audience, sports have also placed “social justice” above entertainment, and no longer provide viewers an enjoyable refuge from political conflict.

In one way this is disappointing, but it may also be beneficial, because now “normies” are being forced to deal with ugly facts they were once able to ignore.

The problems in the nation are innumerable, but the bottom line is this: America is not United. This has long been true, but it’s been possible for most people to gloss over the fact until recently. Now, we cannot even unite for recreation, the flag, or the anthem. The different views of our national history held by black and white people have, like it or not, become a subject of public discussion.

More people are beginning to question whether the American flag represents people of all races. Some black celebrities and publications are claiming that the American flag only represents white people, prompting some white nationalists to suggest that this provides an opportunity to reclaim the symbols of Americana explicitly for whites. I’ve seen proposals of new flags featuring images & colors that draw from traditional American symbolism that are meant to be icons for the new movement.

As a Southerner, I continue to appreciate the advantages we have over most other American whites. It seems that many of the non-Southern alt-righters, separated by generations from meaningful, cohesive White culture, are going through the process of deciding who they are, and who they mean to be. Do they draw on traditional Americana, or European identity? Which European identity, and from which era? Are they Christian or Pagan?

Southerners for the most part, are not grappling with this. We have a culture. We have a distinctive cuisine, music, and way of speaking. We share a history. We have a connection to the land we inhabit that has persisted for generations. Our ancestors’ bones are beneath the soil, and reminders of their trials and accomplishments are found in buildings, monuments, and the names of our streets and cities. Some of us still drive by, or even live on, fields plowed by our great-great grandparents, and we regularly see landmarks that evoke treasured family stories.

And we have a flag. It’s been stigmatized, sometimes unfairly, and remains one of the most controversial symbols in the country. But it is unmistakably ours.

Unlike most Americans, we have a real historical foundation upon which to build a future, and a living population to do the work that is needed. This is a gift we must not squander.

 

We’re gonna need a bigger shovel…

By now, you have already heard about the violent white nationalists that descended upon Charlottesville and, maddened by an irrational hatred of people with too much melanin, committed despicable acts of terrorism.

It’s hard to distinguish the liars from the ignorant, but there is so much manure coming from the fake news, I hardly know where to begin addressing it.

First, ZERO of the Unite the Right event leaders called for violence. I was in attendance, expecting to listen to speeches and perhaps network with other alt-righters. I personally observed Antifa members macing and throwing things at people, but did not see any alt-righters instigate violence. The talking heads on the news have been breathlessly reporting all day on the “right-wing violence,” after spending the past year and a half studiously ignoring the dozens of Trump supporters who have been beaten, stabbed, and maced. It’s continuously implied that the “white supremacists” are the ones creating violence. This brings me to my second point.

“White supremacy” is almost always a lie. It implies believing that whites are superior in every way, and/or should rule over others. The alt-right is a white identitarian movement, and includes white nationalists, but “supremacy” is a seldom accurate, emotionally loaded word, and it is repeated incessantly not just by leftists but by mainstream conservatives. It’s obvious they want you to believe that these aren’t simply people who want to preserve monuments of cultural significance, THEY ARE EVIL OPPRESSORS.

I also heard ad infinitum that the protesters were guilty of “hatred and bigotry.” HOW DO THEY KNOW? They’re assuming they know the emotions and thoughts of people based on their own prejudices and assumptions. They obviously don’t know what Unite the Right attendees believe. They are basing their assessments on a laughably cartoonish caricature they have in their heads. I haven’t seen any of the event leaders being interviewed on the national news.

I know, I know. They don’t want to “give a platform to hate.” Maybe. Or maybe they don’t want people to hear them because they might form their own opinions. They might realize these “monsters” aren’t full of hate, and are in fact making some valid points.

This brings me to my final thought. The rally was declared to be an “unlawful assembly” before the first speaker took the stage. Some leftists are claiming that is a victory, of course. My take is that they are afraid to let people hear something they don’t like, but can’t refute. More proof our people are right, and are over the target.

Why Discuss Race and IQ?

For the first time in about a year, I clicked onto to the National Review when a link to the article “Stop Obsessing About Race and IQ” appeared in my Twitter feed. The article, by John McWhorter, was juxtaposed with a piece by Robert Verbruggen titled “Why I Write About Race and IQ.” Unsurprisingly, both were rather tepid.

The first piece suggested that there would be nothing to be gained from the discussion because “the moral development of the West, halting and imperfect though it has been, has produced a bulwark against complacently accepting racial stratification.”  The latter stated that “an end to racial bean counting” might be a goal of increasing knowledge about the topic, and that if “Americans of all races have the opportunity to achieve what their natural talents make possible, any remaining statistical gaps among races should become a non-issue.”

Neither piece addressed why this issue has become a more common topic for discussion lately, that is, the alt-right’s focus on racial identity and human biodiversity, including IQ. I think a look at some of the most well-known faces of Alt-right is informative. Two of them, Vox Day and Pax Dickinson, each faced professional ostracism when accurately pointing out that their fields were basing rewards on social justice goals rather than merit.

Why do we talk about race and IQ? Because so many smart, industrious, white men have been adversely affected by our society’s fervent devotion to enforcing demographic balance in all facets of life. They have been denied well-deserved advancement in favor of lesser-qualified “diversity” hires. They have seen the performance of their industries suffer as quality takes a back seat to social justice goals. And they have been told – loudly, frequently, and incessantly – that any success they have is the undeserved result of “privilege.”

Our best minds have finally become fed up enough to shake off the taboo against discussing this unseemly topic, and point out that there is, in fact, reason to believe that unequal success among demographic groups is the result not of “discrimination” or “privilege,” but – wait for it – unequal ability.

McWhorter is probably right that our society will not complacently accept racial stratification. I think an end to racial bean counting is a more realistic goal, but I don’t think it will ever be a non-issue. Without the inclination for individuals to accept their personal limitations with humility, facts about the distribution of ability will have little effect. Ridding our society of excessive pride and sense of entitlement is the real challenge.

Give me that Old-Time Religion

In 2016, Ann Coulter described Trump the candidate as “the only one who will save the last Christian country on earth.” Her description of the US was right, but that’s not the whole story.

If you are reading this site, I don’t have to tell you that the South, though not politically independent, is a nation in the sense of being a distinct people – a nation within a nation, with many characteristics that differentiate us from the rest of the country. One of those characteristics is our tenacious hold on the Christian faith. God’s people exist all over the world, but the Southern Nation is the largest Western entity for whom strong Christian faith is still a defining characteristic.

I make no claim to be a prophet, but I have long believed that God preserved the Southern Nation for a purpose. Unlike the rest of America, we have suffered the trials of defeat, occupation and rule by a hostile government, and generations of severe poverty. From this, I believed, we have developed a deep appreciation for the importance of having riches stored in heaven, rather than earth. We know from the Bible, and probably from personal experience, that God sometimes gives individuals and peoples trials to prepare them for a greater purpose.

I’m not the first to point out that the question “Is the Pope Catholic?” is no longer rhetorical, and this site has addressed whether the leader of the Southern Baptist Convention represents actual Southern Baptists. Our religious institutions continue to shed members, despite attempts to adapt to the changing culture. A lapsed Catholic friend remarked to me recently, “If they aren’t going to stand by the Word, what’s the point?” Indeed. Myself a Protestant, I have changed denominations several times in recent years, disappointed each time another institution has chosen social acceptability over faithfulness to God’s word.

The Southern Baptist Church, one of the last holdouts to “progress,” has in recent years been going this same direction. We must disavow the modern, bureaucracy-controlled, money-driven church. It is time for a revival of authentic, bold, truthful and masculine Christianity.

Southern Christian men must stand up for that which they know to be true and right. It is no exaggeration to say that the future of the West depends on it.

Yankee Hypocrisy and Southern Identity

Others on this site have rightly noted that the “cuckfederate” faction of Southern Heritage supporters have done little to defend or preserve anything of significance. While well-intentioned, they have made the tactical error of letting our enemies define the terms of debate, resulting in a futile and demeaning pursuit of approval from those who will never grant it. Earnest cries of “it’s not about race!” have never been effective, and never will.

Racial issues are real and relevant, and our identity is based on our European heritage. However, the issue of race (specifically, anti-black racism) does not define who Southerners are as people, however much the SPLC likes to pretend otherwise. Let me repeat: RACE ISSUES DO NOT DEFINE SOUTHERNERS. Views about race vary widely among white southerners. The only people who equate racial hatred and Southerness are those who hate us anyways, and just want an excuse to justify it.

In my opinion, the important defining characteristics of Southerners include: Abiding Christian faith as a part of daily life. Strong distaste for government interference and excessive rule-making. A chivalrous form of manhood which genuinely cherishes and defends women. Reverence for our brave, determined, and principled ancestors. Of course, we also have distinct language, music, cuisine, and folkways. We are defined by things that we esteem and love; not by what we (purportedly) hate.

We cannot convince non-Southerners of this, and should waste no more breath trying.

However, our Southern brothers and sisters are a different matter. I believe that many of them are suffering from Stockholm syndrome. I frequently encounter Southerners who denounce Confederates, signalling, in effect, “I’m a good person, so I will rebuke my treasonous, racist ancestors!” It it tempting to dismiss these people as disloyal, and perhaps some are, but many more have received a shallow and biased education about Southern history, and have simply absorbed the dominant cultural narrative. They can be educated  to see that there is no moral imperative to denounce their Southern nationality. Even without challenging the “racism is bad” paradigm, this can be done by truthfully pointing out that Northerners are brazen hypocrites to whom we should cede no moral high ground.

Non-Southerners ceaselessly condemn us as vile racists full of hate, while failing to live up to their own stated ideals. They have chosen to reinvent unabashed white supremacist and race separatist Abraham Lincoln as an egalitarian progressive hero. They have chosen to ignore the abysmal conditions of blacks in the ghettos of places like Chicago, Detroit and Los Angeles. They have chosen to ignore that racial segregation is, in the modern era, more common outside of the South than within it. They have chosen to ignore the race riots rampant in the urban North in recent years. Where is the racially egalitarian utopia in the enlightened Yankee empire?

Perhaps they should be called out for these shortcomings, (made to live up to their own rules, in Alinsky terms), rather than allowed to point, shriek and condemn every vestige of the Confederacy as an evil abomination. Why not, for a change, play offense? Most importantly, in the process, we will teach our own people that they should not covet Yankee approval.

By the Grace of God

By now you have probably heard about Richard Spencer’s  talk at Auburn yesterday. I listened to the talk, and one part resonated with me emotionally the most. He described the emptiness many white people feel due to being cut off from our sense of connection to our people, which is in a way an extended family.

I agree with his assessment, but I believe this experience is a little different for those of us who are Southerners. More than most, we do still have at least some of this sense of ourselves as a “nation,” not in the political sense, but in the sense of this extended family with shared culture, history, and values. In this we are uniquely blessed.

Our detractors, who view us as their obvious inferiors, cannot understand why we take any pride or pleasure in being Southern. In part this is because of their need to feel superior and to project their own faults (“hatefulness,” etc.) onto others. But it’s also because they have no concept of being a part of an extended community with whom one has transcendent bond. They simply can’t relate to the love of one’s people.

The uniquely shared experience (among Americans) of defeat, occupation, reconstruction, and generations of poverty has led to a great deal of suffering, but it has also helped to define and bond us.

This is why, despite the fact that we are continuously derided, villified, and have suffered more poverty than the rest of America, so many of us still enthusiastically declare that we are “Southern by the grace of God.” Yes, indeed.

By the Grace of God

By now you have probably heard about Richard Spencer’s  talk at Auburn yesterday. I listened to the talk, and one part resonated with me emotionally the most. He described the emptiness many white people feel due to being cut off from our sense of connection to our people, which is in a way an extended family.

I agree with his assessment, but I believe this experience is a little different for those of us who are Southerners. More than most, we do still have at least some of this sense of ourselves as a “nation,” not in the political sense, but in the sense of this extended family with shared culture, history, and values. In this we are uniquely blessed.

Our detractors, who view us as their obvious inferiors, cannot understand why we take any pride or pleasure in being Southern. In part this is because of their need to feel superior and to project their own faults (“hatefulness,” etc.) onto others. But it’s also because they have no concept of being a part of an extended community with whom one has transcendent bond. They simply can’t relate to the love of one’s people.

The uniquely shared experience (among Americans) of defeat, occupation, reconstruction, and generations of poverty has led to a great deal of suffering, but it has also helped to define and bond us.

This is why, despite the fact that we are continuously derided, villified, and have suffered more poverty than the rest of America, so many of us still enthusiastically declare that we are “Southern by the grace of God.” Yes, indeed.

Snake in the City

“The most hated woman in the South,” she’s been called.

Since I am a South Carolinian, Ms. Randhawa has been on my radar for many years. She rode into office on the Tea Party wave, after securing what was, at the time, the highly coveted Sarah Palin endorsement.

After the Charleston murders by Dylann Roof in 2015, people across the nation seemingly turned on the citizens of SC as a whole, as though we were all guilty for the actions of the killer. Somehow the focal point quickly became the Confederate flag on our statehouse grounds. The flag had been moved from the capital dome to the statehouse grounds years before after a long-fought compromise that was meant to be permanent. There was no real connection from the memorial on the statehouse grounds to the murders, other than an old photo of Roof with a Confederate flag. The outcry about the memorial flag was a reflexive hate reaction for those who vilify Southerners as a group.

A gifted states-person who cared about the people of South Carolina could have used the opportunity to both unify the people of SC and defend us to the nation. Haley had no interest in doing either. She used the event as an opportunity to please her GOPe superiors and get flattering media coverage in the eyes of the larger (South-hating) nation. The GOPe, still pretending to be conservative by imitating whatever the Democrats did 20 years ago, were thrilled to have a photogenic, brown, female face to parade around to demonstrate how diverse and progressive the party had become. Haley was rewarded with magazine covers and plum speaking spots.

Shortly after the massacre, Ann Coulter wrote a post about the good people of South Carolina “…whose families carved this country out of the wilderness, who have family Bibles going back ten generations…who fought in every war since the revolution…the nicest, hardest working, most sincere and down to earth people in the world…”

That heartfelt defense was written by a Yankee pundit. Our own governor, by contrast, chose the path of “healing” through facilitating the cultural genocide of her constituents. It is difficult to overstate how treacherous one must be to betray the trust of her fellow citizens in such a way.

Haley has also been dogged by more rumors of extra-marital affairs than any female politician of which I am aware, both before and during her term as governor. One may begin to surmise that loyalty is not her “thing.” (However, it does seem fitting that one of the most prominent females in the Cuckservative party is someone who has *literally* cuckolded her husband.)

She also lacks gravitas. Haley’s social media posts regularly featured hokey inspirational memes, song lyrics, Netflix recommendations, and other things that would be fine if it they were being posted by your Aunt Betty rather than the state’s highest office holder.

It was surprising, after her vocal criticism of Trump, that he appointed her to be the UN Ambassador. It might have been because her successor, Henry McMaster, endorsed Trump ahead of the first-in-the-South Republican primary. We will probably never know for sure. Whatever the reason, she is there now.  I know I speak for many of my fellow South Carolinians when I say, “New York can have her.”

However, I will caution her fans to remember this. You knew she was a snake before you let her in.

After Trump: Making Dixie Great Again

The Trump Train seems to have run off the tracks as of late, or at the very least, lost most of its steam. Though the “Make America Great Again” effort has not been successful, the movement has in many ways been beneficial to the alt-right, including the alt-South. If I may, I would like to propose a few positive aspects of Trumpism that we can build upon to help the Southern identity movement.

1.Federalism. As a reaction to Trumpism, blue states have once again started to rediscover the beauty of states’ rights. Sanctuary cities have vowed to fight the federal government attempts to enforce federal immigration law. There has even been some talk of making all of California a sanctuary state. In response, musician Charlie Daniels proposed creating sanctuary cities for unborn babies. I’m not sure how serious he was, but the idea has merit.

As foolish as we may find the blue states’ reasons for pushing states’ rights, we can be pleased that the supremacy of the federal government is being challenged, and take the opportunity to challenge it ourselves. We may keep the notion of Southern independence as a long-term goal, but focus on smaller, more manageable steps in the meantime. I think a short-term goal should be cultivating local and state-level leaders who will, like sanctuary city mayors, use selective law enforcement and their bully pulpit to push back against federal and administrative overreach.

2. Culture. We have always known that Hollywood and the entertainment industry were run by people with lifestyles and values far different from our own. During the nastiness of the 2016 campaign, the facade slipped like never before, and the contempt with which our celebrities view red-state America was on full, ugly display. Some celebrities even openly called for our demise.

We don’t need them. They need us. We need to stop giving our money to people who not only hate us, but who in many cases use their money and fame to actively work against our interests. Cut the cable. Stop going to movies. Use social media to make known why you are doing this, and encourage others to rethink their blind consumption of Hollywood garbage.

Another offender, though to a lesser degree, is Nashville. The music of Dixie has been distorted and exploited by music industry suits turning what was once an honest expression of the Southern soul into pablum to maximize profits. Not all big artists have “sold out,” and there are plenty of lesser-known artists doing wonderful, authentic music. We should seek out and support these artists.

3. Commerce. Big business has been part of the cultural juggernaut pushing our culture to the left. Lately there has been some successful push back. During the campaign season, several large companies made their distaste for Trump supporters known and were called out for it. In the past year, Target embraced the LGBT agenda with their trans-friendly restroom and changing room policies, and Starbucks announced their intention to hire 10,000 refugees. Both chains suffered headline-grabbing hits to their bottom line. As with Hollywood, they have forgotten that they need us more than vice versa.

We can take this trend further. We can actively seek out local alternatives to businesses with agendas counter to our interests. Besides not giving money to our adversaries, small business owners will appreciate the support, and our communities will benefit.

4. Communication. The alternative media, which used new technology to bypass the legacy media outlets that were once the gatekeepers of information, played a large role in Trump’s upset electoral victory. As they attempt to regain control, online censorship efforts have been steadily increasing. Big Social sometimes bans disfavored accounts entirely, and also employs more subtle algorithmic methods to surpress communication of black-listed topics or users. Lately, they have begun to hit independent media in the pocketbook, demonetizing content that is “controversial,” “hateful,” or otherwise not “advertiser friendly.”

We can help by supporting worthwhile independent reporters and outlets with clicks, shares, and even financially if possible. Many honest, brave researchers and reporters who are not supported by the establishment depend on their readers and viewers, and if enough regular viewers and readers make small donations, it can make a big difference in their ability to do the work we value. We should also seek out, and support, smaller alternatives to the Big Social sites that have demonstrated a commitment to the free exchange of ideas.

5. Identity. One of the greatest services that the Trump phenomenon did for us is to break the stranglehold that political correctness had on our national dialogue. Ideas that were once left unspoken, or only whispered, are now being discussed and debated. This can only help the cause of Dixie.

The cultural Marxists have, in the past few decades, succeeded in stigmatizing the Confederate flag and all things Southern to the point where many of our fellow Southrons have been deterred from defending their identity at all. Because of the taboo against respectable people speaking well of Confederates, many others have only heard the Yankee revisionist version of American history. We are now freer than ever to correct the record and defend ourselves and our forebears. We should do this as often and aggressively as possible.

Indignity at UVA

Andrew Jackson’s birthday was respectfully observed by President Trump on March 15th, and celebrated by some on social media. I happened upon the Twitter profile of a Mr. Siva Vaidhyanathan when he chose to scold a stranger for her post honoring Jackson. Siva had chosen to insult an honorable lady who has a strong connection to her pre-Revolutionary roots in Virginia. He maligned her from his post at, of all places, the University of Virginia, at its Center for Media and Citizenship.

He went on to say:

 

 

 

Could the subversion of Jefferson’s legacy be any more effectively encapsulated that in an exchange where the child of an immigrant uses his post at a university built by one of America’s most revered forefathers to heap scorn upon the people to whom the institution was bequeathed?

Here he demonstrates how much cherishes the legacy of Jefferson:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A further scan of Vaidhyanathan’s timeline unearths more venom. Here he compares Robert E. Lee, a gentleman widely admired for his accomplishments and character, to Osama Bin Laden: 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Actually, this is not true. “We” have not decided not to honor Robert E. Lee. “We” have been invaded by those who never did.

Here is what he said before, and then after, the election of Donald Trump to the presidency:

 

 

 

 

 

One wonders why Vaidhyanathan’s father, who “could have chosen any country in the world,” chose to immigrate to a white-majority country if white-majority rule is so objectionable, particularly when many those white people are apparently “terrible racists.”

One also wonders how an immigrant, whose child broadcasts contempt for the founding population of his adopted country, fails to understand the cause for that same population’s rising anti-immigrant sentiment. And what might we say about the character of a person who profits from what others have built, then devotes the profits to maligning the builders?

Whatever his family’s academic contributions, it is difficult to imagine what would be enough to justify the haughty contempt with which Vaidhyanathan treats our nation’s Founders and those who today still cherish their memories and wish to celebrate their accomplishments. And we certainly do not suffer from a dearth of habitually fault-finding social justice warriors.

Vaidhyanathan’s profile header states in bold type “I AM AN AMERICAN,” but in what sense? Other than being born on American soil, it seems to mean little. He uses his platform to malign and destroy the things the historic American population hold dear, and advocate to bring in others who wish to do the same.

Call for Crusaders

Another day, another Muslim terror attack, another round of predictably useless reactions from cucked Westerners.

“Not all Muslims! Most are peaceful” they cry, though they never apply that standard when a White Southerner commits a crime.

“Don’t pray for the victims. It’s religion that got us into this mess!”

Even those who dare notice the correlation between Islam and terrorism limit their criticisms to “extremism” and call for “reform.”

As long as these misguided beliefs are prevalent, we will never adequately addressing the problematic creep of Islam into our once Christian lands. Islam is not peaceful. “Religion” is not the problem. You cannot excise “extremism” from Islam and you cannot “reform” it any more than you can reform Satanism into something good. It is the antithesis of Christianity, and only Christianity can defeat it.

At one time, this would have been widely understood. But now, the modern world is ruled by a secular Church of Progressivism. Secularists and liberal Christians have replaced biblical ideas of sin and virtue with their own humanistic ones. Modern sins include a variety of -isms and -phobias. False virtues of “equality” and “tolerance” are celebrated. Sinners are forced to pay penance by indignant mobs, and sometimes excommunicated from society entirely. The new dogma is enforced by what has been dubbed a secular “Cathedral” of influential business, entertainment, educational, and political entities.

What remains of the dwindling Christian church has been feminized, and thus has gone to the extreme in emphasizing compassion, to the neglect of other vital aspects of Christianity, such as duty, discipline, and bold truth-telling. Modern heresies abound. Among the most prevalent are the heresies that Christianity can adapt to embrace modern progressive values, and that Islam is another “path to God” that is equal to, and can coexist with, Christianity.

Most major religious institutions have given in to pressure to bend their doctrines to suit modern sensibilities. There are many people who like the idea of being Christian, but do not wish to challenge the dominant Church of Progressivism. Thus, they rationalize abandoning scripture as “evolving,” and convince themselves that Jesus would surely want their gay friends to get married if it would make them happy. And Islam must be respected, because suggesting it is a false doctrine would challenge the Progressive conviction that all cultures and beliefs are equally true, moral and valuable. They attend the Christian church in name, but follow the tenets of the Church of Progressivism.

The spiritual weakness of the West has allowed for the encroachment of Islam. The followers of Progressivism open their arms to “refugees” to show they embody the virtue of tolerance and belief in equality. Jihadists don’t give a damn about tolerance and equality, but they have found it beneficial to exploit those who do.

We are in a spiritual war, fighting a (for now, at least) non-military jihad in our own lands. We are on the brink of a modern version of the Crusades. We need you, the new Crusaders.

Truth must be spoken to liberal Christians who have rationalized that Jesus would support their progressive social ideals. Truth must be spoken to those who believe that all religions are equally true and good. Truth must be spoken to all non-Christians who might yet be saved. Bold and brave truth tellers have never been more needed.

Deus Vult!

The Alt Right and the Pursuit of Truth

The term “red pill,” a well-known part of the alt-right vernacular, comes from the movie the Matrix, in which after choosing the red pill over the blue one, the protagonist learns that everything he had perceived to be reality was in fact only an elaborate deception. This term has become popular among alt-righters for a reason. We can relate.

Counter-factual ideas have been ingrained in us from our earliest years, reinforced in school, entertainment, and social policy. How often do you hear the following ideas expressed? There are no differences among races other than superficial physical characteristics. There are no differences in men and women other than reproductive organs. White people, white males especially, are uniquely evil and guilty of the exploitation of other races. Islam is a religion of peace. Diversity is our strength. All false.

Many in our society have absorbed these “facts,” and even those who know better only say so around carefully selected company. Anyone who suggests otherwise in public will face severe, possibly life-altering, social and financial consequences.

Cracks have slowly been forming in the veneer of societal lies for years. Problems inevitably arise when we base social policy on wishes rather than facts, and these problems have become more widespread and harder to deny. Donald Trump expedited the full collapse of the grand veneer by swinging his hefty sledgehammer against the narrative that was still being tenuously maintained by the media and political elite. Many more of us have been emboldened to chip away at its remains.

The knee-jerk tendency of leftists to declare words that they don’t like as proof of a character flaw on the part of the speaker reveals more about them than us. Most of us have noticed that leftists are quick to name-call and try to silence people who present them with information that makes them uncomfortable. (This is why we use of the tongue-in-cheek term “hate facts” to describe objectively factual information, such as demographically differentiated crime statistics, discussion of which inevitably evokes pointing, screeching, and accusations of “hate.”) The emotional reactions and denials occur because they are experiencing cognitive dissonance and a threat to their worldview. It’s human nature to protect oneself from these psychological threats.

Despite the constant accusations, I don’t believe most alt-righters are motivated by “hate,” “supremacy,” or any of the other common buzzwords. I believe they have realized that the stakes are too high to keep pretending that they don’t see what’s right in front of their eyes. When it becomes a matter of survival, truth is more important than etiquette.

For us, the necessity of free speech is written not just in the Constitution but in our DNA. The free flow of thoughts and ideas is vital for its own sake, but also essential for the pursuit of truth. For many leftists, it is anathema. Think of how often they try to control the expression of ideas they don’t like. “Ban hate speech!” “Jail climate deniers!” “Protest so the lecture will be cancelled!” It’s obvious that on some level, probably unconsciously, they know that they cannot defend the ideas they wish to believe.

As more members of our society become “red-pilled,” the social restraints on truth-telling are breaking down. We will sometimes embrace wrong ideas, get sidetracked, and make mistakes. The difference is that now, the exchange of thoughts and ideas is freer than it has been in decades. We can discover (or in some cases rediscover) the truth of the world around us, and maybe if we’re lucky, help each other discover ways to make things better.

A Suburban Mom joins the Alt Right

We all know the metaphor about the frog that doesn’t realize it’s being boiled if you turn up the water one degree at a time. It’s often true, but there is a sure-fire way to make a mama frog notice the temperature of the water. Throw her tadpoles in.

When I was driving my son to school a few years ago, I asked what he thought he would like to do over the weekend. “I think I’ll lay out and get a tan,” he replied. Since that struck me as a strange thing for a seven-year-old-boy to want to do, I inquired further.

“What made you want to do that?”

He explained that Jerome, a popular, athletic classmate, said they could not be friends because “your skin is too light.”

I wanted to cry. Not just because my son had felt the sting of rejection, which was bad enough, but because I realized that I had failed him.

Like all good middle-class White Americans, I had dutifully raised my son to be color-blind. We never used slurs, made racial generalizations, or voiced any kind of preconceptions based on race. We rarely even mentioned anyone’s race, except as a physical description.

How foolish I was not to realize that only white children were programmed not to think about race. How heartbreaking that my naive child was not prepared for the reality that he would be hated because he is white. “I think Jerome doesn’t want to be your friend because you’re white.” I cautiously said. “You know, there’s nothing wrong with being white.” There’s a sentence I never thought I’d say.

“Well, if he thinks black people are better, I’ll just tell him that white people invented all the cool stuff and ruled over everyone else and were the first on the moon! So there!”

I felt a stab of fear. HE DIDN’T KNOW NOT TO SAY THAT? I scarcely allowed myself to think such things, much less SAY them aloud. He didn’t know that if he said or even implied that he was proud to be white, he would be branded with a scarlet “R,” possibly face the wrath of teachers and school administrators, or, Heaven forbid, Jerome and his friends might decide that the uppity white boy deserved to be put in his place with a beat-down.

I then faced the parenting challenge of explaining to my son that he must never, ever utter his (completely honest and accurate) observation in front of anyone other than family. PROMISE ME YOU WON’T SAY THAT AT SCHOOL!

After dropping him off, I started to think. What kind of world is my son in now? How have things gotten so upside-down that Jerome can taunt my son for being white, but he cannot defend himself because simply saying that he has plenty to be proud of (that is, telling the truth) would be too dangerous?

This is wrong.

I discovered through social media that flamekeepers of the light of Western Civilization still exist. I learned, or began to recall, our political, cultural, philosophical, and religious heritage. So many people, each guarding their own piece of the wisdom and beauty of the past that they hold dear. All the gifts of our forbears, forgotten and trodden upon by the modern world, cherished and protected by wise, kind, gifted people. Humorous, brave, insightful people. People who were beginning to reassert forbidden truths, the wisdom of tradition, the divine beauty rejected by the modern world.

I began to see my duty to contribute to the celebration and preservation of our amazing cultural heritage. As a mother, instilling this appreciation in my children is the most important contribution that I can make.

We found another school for my son, one where the unique and extraordinary contributions of Western Christendom can be spoken above a whisper, and without apology. We have dusted off old books, and watch old TV shows and movies.

“Grandpa’s old books are really cool,” my son told me recently, to my delight.

There is a daunting battle to be fought to preserve our way of life. I know the fight will continue after I am gone.

My children will be ready.

Attention Snowflakes

No, YOU listen.

I’ve seen a lot of leftists posting pieces about their angst and sense of betrayal at the election of Donald Trump. I’ve seen a lot of pleas for understanding of what you’re going through.

You know what I haven’t seen? Self-reflection. None at all.

I haven’t seen anyone asking, “what did we do to drive our neighbors into the arms of Donald Trump?” Just endless wailing about how obviously your fellow citizens are even more awful than you ever imagined.

Since you are having a hard time understanding, I’ll help.

It’s your own fault.

You know how you prattled on about social justice while your aunt nodded absently? How you bemoaned the latest manufactured outrage while your coworker listened to music in his cubicle? How you posted memes mocking “deplorables” which your Facebook friends ignored? I have news for you. Your aunt, coworker, and Facebook friends weren’t ignoring you. They were silently seething. (Okay, maybe your aunt was politely tolerating your presumptuousness, because she’s a nice person. But everyone else was seething.)

We didn’t say anything because we weren’t in a position to take on “the man.” I know you think of yourself as an underdog fighting “the man,” but in reality you ARE “the man,” and you have been for quite some time.

Do you know what we were doing while you were gloating about Barack Obama’s latest high-school smart-ass diss of his opponents? Like your co-worker who didn’t want to get reprimanded by HR and your Facebook friends who didn’t want their accounts frozen, we were biding our time. We were determinedly developing work-around for Big Social censorship, and privately sharing information. We tried to share it with you, but the authoritarian know-it-alls and insufferable tools who lord over social media deemed that the our thoughts were not compatible with their approved world-view. (Or that our links were “unsafe.” Something like that.) Besides, we were afraid someone from work may see that we don’t like sharing our bathroom with a man in a dress, and try to get us fired.

We watched the polite Tea Partiers who expressed their good-faith concerns about the government takeover of health care baselessly excoriated as racists and terrorists. We watched Brendan Eich (who was never even ACCUSED of mistreating an employee) driven out of his own company when it was learned that he agreed with the majority of his fellow Californians about traditional marriage. We watched the Tolerance Mob descend upon florists and bakers and county clerks who politely declined to take part in gay marriage rituals, while our liberal friends squealed with glee. And we learned who you are.

We learned that you demand tolerance, but do not practice it. We learned that polite arguments and peaceful protests will be met not with civil discourse, but ruthless retaliation. We learned that the left only cares about the rule of law when it helps them get their way. We have realized that the only option we have left is to fight, and we have taken off our gloves.

Your pleas for sympathy about your angst, and street-mob violence, are viewed by your right-wing friends, even though many are too polite to say so, as the tantrums of a spoiled child who has been told by his new, strict nanny that he can no longer have candy for breakfast and play video games all day. Not only are we not moved to sympathy, we are gleefully amused by your helpless tantrums, your safety pin avis, your genital costumes, and your “resistance.” For that, at least, we thank you.

But we are not heartless. Perhaps these words, which were shared with us in our time of angst eight years ago, will comfort you.

HE WON. GET OVER IT.

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