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  • Of Monuments and Mayors: The Confederate Memorial Controversy in St. Louis

    05/22/2017 9:58:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 110 replies ^ | May 22, 2017 | Brian Birdnow
    In the news last week, if we took a break from the daily Trump melodrama now playing in Washington, we noticed the reignition of an older, but still potent cultural firestorm, namely the push to remove Confederate-themed monuments from public properties. In New Orleans, last Wednesday, workers dismantled a monument to General P.G.T. Beauregard under cover of darkness, although supporters and opponents of the action came out to watch the spectacle anyway. The fault lines separating the opposing sides in these matters have been thoroughly explored and require no further explanation here. Suffice to say that this issue is heating...
  • Liberals Adding ANOTHER Southern-Related Word To Their List of RAAAAAACIST Terms...

    08/14/2015 3:23:11 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 58 replies
    Chicks on the Right ^ | 8/14/15 | Miss CJ
    If you can't say anything nice, you must be a liberal. Seriously, is there ANYTHING left that doesn't have racist undertones anymore? The anti-South/anti-Confederacy craze is still around, in case you'd forgotten. Admittedly, there's a lot that's been going on lately - but the language police are still rounding up words and symbols and history that remind anyone anywhere of slavery in America. It's not enough that they have to dig up long-dead Confederate generals or vandalize monuments or steal private property. Nope. Now they're banning the word "Dixie." According to this, progressives in North Carolina want to change the...
  • Politico Essay on South Incredibly Cruel, Demeaning...and Oddly Familiar

    07/09/2015 7:18:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | July 9, 2015 | Matt Towery
    t's been in vogue in past weeks, in the aftermath of the tragedy in South Carolina, to attack the Southern states and its citizens. An article in Politico by a contributing editor goes beyond the pale. It skewers the region, proclaiming that America would be "less violent" and "more normal, without Dixie." The article was written by Politico Contributing Editor Michael Lind. Oddly, many of his comments, arguments and facts resemble those of Erin Fuchs' 2013 Business Insider piece. Hers was an amazingly similar discourse on issues relating to the South; its crime, poverty and support of capital punishment. Perhaps...
  • Love and Hate in Dixie

    06/26/2015 6:40:47 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 5 replies ^ | June 26, 2015 | Pat Buchanan
    "I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you." So said Nadine Collier, who lost her mother in the massacre at the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, offering forgiveness to Dylann Roof, who confessed to the atrocity that took the lives of nine churchgoers at that Wednesday night prayer service and Bible study. If there is a better recent example of what it means to be a Christian, I am unaware of it. Collier and the families of those slain showed a faithfulness to Christ's gospel of love and forgiveness that many are taught...
  • The Dukes of Hazzard Just Got Culturally Cleansed

    06/25/2015 5:54:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 78 replies ^ | June 24, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    <p>A full-fledged cultural cleansing of the Southern States is under way - and the latest victim is the General Lee.</p> <p>Warner Brothers announced they will remove the Confederate Flag from atop one of the most famous cars in television history. They will also ban any Dukes of Hazzard merchandise that once sported the Confederate flag.</p>
  • 10 Things Everybody Gets Wrong About The South: Dixie is the most misunderstood region in America.

    06/20/2014 8:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 06/20/2014 | Chris Queen
    I don’t believe it’s a stretch to say that the South is the most misunderstood region in the United States. Everywhere I go (even sometimes here in the South!) I run into misconceptions about this area. I’m proud of the region I call home, and I wish everybody could know the South that I’ve experienced my whole life. So I’m glad to get the chance to clear up some of the stereotypes and generalizations. Here are the ten things that everybody gets wrong about the South.10. White Southerners Still Haven’t Gotten Over The Civil War. There’s a notion that we...
  • The Fragmentary South

    07/19/2014 10:31:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | July 19, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Years ago, a decade ago, an old friend emailed me a classic Southern news story. It went down straight. Neat. Like a shot of Early Times. The story came out of the Mobile Press-Register in Alabama back when it was still a daily. That newspaper has since been reduced to a fragment of its old self, and now puts out a print edition only three days a week. The oldest paper in that state, the Press Register or one of its predecessors had been publishing daily since the early 1800s. The same thing happened, briefly, to Louisiana's fabled Times-Picayune...
  • What Changes and What Doesn't

    03/21/2014 11:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | March 21, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    LITTLE ROCK -- When a retrospective of Carroll Cloar's works opened here, I asked a local art dealer how he would explain Carroll Cloar's appeal. "Appeal or success?" he wanted to know. Appeal. Success comes and goes. Like popularity. Or any other fad. Success is the thing that does not stay. It is an unworthy consideration. If it is based only on the desire for success and nothing more. Appeal stays. It may even endure -- if it is Carroll Cloar's kind of appeal. Even grow. As his appeal does. Because it expands to something far beyond success. That is...
  • Southern Hospitality Amid a Storm of Controversy

    02/13/2014 4:52:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | February 13, 2014 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    They can make fun of us if they want. Georgians know that grace and generosity are more important than blame. While others may make fun and cast blame, the important stories are not about how weather happens, snow comes and we get caught in traffic jams for hours or how we abandon cars and pick them up a day to two later. The real stories are about strangers handing out food and water, stores and restaurants welcoming those who are stranded, providing them shelter for the night. They are of neighbors getting together for large dinners, friends walking miles to...
  • Beyond All That Changes: The Unchanging Lee

    01/16/2014 7:37:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | January16, 2014 | Paul Greenberg
    Dear Alert Reader, It was wholly a pleasure to get your email informing me that a Carol Kerr, who is identified as a spokesperson for the Army War College, says the school may remove the portraits of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson that now adorn a third-floor hallway. Your astonishment is all too understandable; erasing history to appease today's politically correct attitudes is an exercise better left to totalitarian societies. They have so much more practice at it. No edition of the Great Soviet Encyclopedia, for example, was complete until all traces of the old Bolsheviks who'd been purged...
  • Comes A Stillness

    01/17/2013 2:16:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 175 replies ^ | January 17, 2013 | Paul Greenberg
    They introduce themselves politely in restaurants or diners, in a movie lobby or at some civic event, even in front of the Little Rock gate in Atlanta, which has become a kind of Arkansas crossroads. ("You don't know me, but . . .") Then they thank me for remembering Robert E. Lee every January 19th with a column on his birthday. They don't tarry, and I may never see them again. Then they fade away, much like the Army of Northern Virginia (R.E. Lee, General). They have a look about them, or rather a manner. They come in different shapes...
  • Truly the end of an era (vanity)

    11/30/2012 8:19:45 AM PST · by Zionist Conspirator · 2 replies
    Self | 11/30/'12 | Zionist Conspirator
    After picking up some medicine at our my local pharmacy yesterday, I asked if the Cardui Calendar and Ladies' Birthday Almanac (a Southern tradition since 1891) were available. Imagine my consternation at learning that neither has been printed for 2013. The editions for this year were the last. The Chattanooga Medical Company (now Chattem) has printed both for over 120 years. The originally made Cardui and Black Draught syrup, though they now make such brands as Gold Bond Medicated Powder (the original brands having gone extinct some time ago). The Cardui Calendar and the Ladies' Birthday Almanac were a Southern...
  • Southern Culture

    03/01/2008 7:13:09 PM PST · by Davy Buck · 5 replies · 350+ views
    Old Virginia Blog ^ | 2/25/2008 | Richard Williams
    The song is rich with rural, Southern themes. The upbeat melody combined with the sawing fiddles sets the song's mood perfectly. For those of us who grew up in the South, attached to a local church, a close-knit family whose connection to the land is generational, while immersed in the region's hard-core patriotism, it would be hard to imagine a song better suited to voice these sentiments: "Son of a farmer", - "daddy's daddy", - "working on the land", - "married up and settled down", - "pretty daughters", - "a house built with his own hands", - "keep his family...
  • Is To Kill a Mockingbird a must-read?

    04/06/2007 5:32:09 AM PDT · by urtax$@work · 248 replies · 3,404+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4/6/07 | me
    If there's one book you should read before you die, it's To Kill a Mockingbird. That's not my opinion. Apparently I was sick back in ninth grade when every other American kid read Harper Lee's novel of racism, moral courage and coming of age in 1930s Alabama. I read it for the first time only this week and have my misgivings. But according to the Guardian newspaper's Web site, a 2006 poll of librarians British librarians put To Kill a Mockingbird atop the list of books every adult should read before they shuffle off. Ahead of the Bible....
  • Southern Culture Under Seige

    02/01/2007 11:42:03 PM PST · by BnBlFlag · 363 replies · 4,650+ views
    Human Events ^ | 2/1/07 | Ivy J. Sellers
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  • Why Not Make A Small Victory Bigger? (Confederate Flag victory in N.C.)

    04/17/2004 9:03:34 AM PDT · by sweetliberty · 4 replies · 139+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | April 9, 2004 | Al Benson Jr.
    For the past several months now we have been treated to an ongoing display of cultural genocide in the Tarheel State regarding students wearing Confederate T-shirts or flags in government schools. The personnel in several government high schools in that state seem to have had an ongoing vendetta against anything that looks remotely Southern or Confederate and they have been sending students home in droves if a St. Andrew's Cross appears on any of their apparel. After all, the government schools have been trying to brainwash the remnant of anything Confederate out of their students since the beginning of "reconstruction"...
  • Mrs. Wilkes' sweet tea is so good the recipe just has to be shared

    08/13/2002 4:15:07 AM PDT · by aomagrat · 11 replies · 2,612+ views
    Myrtle Beach Sun News ^ | 13 August 2002 | Jay C. Grelen
    At Mrs. Wilkes' Dining Room in Savannah, Ga., they assume you want sweet tea unless you ask otherwise. Now that, gentle subscriber, is the mark of fine dining. They set a pitcher of tea on the table, which you share with whomever else happens to sit there. The tally at our table was five Yankees and four Southerners, so the Dixie chick and the Dixie dudes had some teaching to do. Denette Marshall, who was visiting from Englewood, Ohio, with her family, was an immediate convert. She so enjoyed the tea that she asked me how to make it, so...
  • Flannery O'Conner: Wise Blood

    07/03/2002 9:26:05 PM PDT · by JMJ333 · 89 replies · 6,718+ views
    The Acadamy ^ | Jeanette Rylander
    Flannery O'Connor was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia. After her father died of lupus erythematosus, a rare and fatal autoimmune disease, she and her mother lived alone. She received a general education at Georgia State College for Women and then continued to study creative writing at the University of Iowa. After receiving an M.F.A. degree in 1947, Flannery spent time in an artists' colony in Saratoga Springs, New York, and then with friends in Connecticut. She finished writing Wise Blood in 1950. Later that year, Flannery developed the same disease that had ended her father's life. Though crippled...