Thanks for posting.
A gracious tribute to a true conservative.
He'll be missed.
His best column ever was the one where he made fun of Amy Biehl after she was beaten to death by a mob in South Africa.
There's a nice tribute on the VDare site.
Sorry. All that comes to mind is NBC's Fred Francis (former Pentagon correspondent). Still, sad to hear. 57 is such a young age.
Maybe he was right. I'm still waiting for the Republican Party to become conservative. But, then again, I'm still waiting for the Tooth Fairy also.
While this forum will continue to be a useful place to discuss what kind of country we want this to be, the focus on politics here along with the expediency of pushing pet causes which Francis always criticized and avoided (apart from culture) will mean the battles of the Hard Right will be won elsewhere.
I think I recall his columns in a Catholic paper called, "The Wanderer". Good writer.
Nope -- BIH, Mr. Francis.
Francis re-fought immoral battles of 1964
One of the last columns written by former Washington Times columnist Sam Francis, before his death last week, decried the positive portrayal of sex between men and women of different races. A commercial for Monday Night Football was really "an act of political-cultural subversion."
Francis went on, "Breaking down the sexual barriers between the races is a major weapon of cultural destruction because it means the dissolution of the cultural boundaries that define breeding and the family, and ultimately, the transmission and survival of the culture itself."
"Breeding"? Those sentences define Francis as a man still fighting for causes in 2004 that were obviously immoral and rightly lost in 1964. Francis never understood that the idea of America crossed racial and ethnic boundaries and made "from many, one."...
I don't want to dance on anyone's grave but Francis reinforced the leftist stereotype that conservatism is a racist ideology.
Interesting too that the Olympians decided not to pull this particular thread---perhaps because the embarrassment of pulling a article on Sam by a paper still respected in White House circles and the very publication that once employed Sam would be too acute. At any rate, WorldNetDaily webpublished today a tribute to Sam by Pat Buchanan. Whether WND or Pat are verboten here these days, I can't say---I'm not here enough any more to know or care.
May God rest Sam's soul.