Monday, July 13, 2015

The truth at last!

To all: It isn't cultural genocide that is going on, but the precursor to actual genocide. This article will appear in the next newsletter I edit; perhaps the last newsletter I edit, but I cannot remain silent:
Finally, the true objective of all of this, in an article written by Kristinn Taylor on July 7th, 2015 entitled "Politico Calls for Ethnic, Cultural Cleansing of Southern Whites." According to Ms. Taylor:
"Politico Magazine, edited by former Washington Post reporter Susan Glasser, published an amazingly racist and culturally bigoted article by contributing editor Michael Lind last Friday entitled, How the South Skews America, We'd be less violent, more mobile and in general more normal if not for Dixie. Politico bemoans conservative, religious white Southerners whom the magazine accuses of preventing the U.S. from being more like Britain, Canada and other liberal, English speaking democracies.[*] The article concludes with the hope that the South will be ethnically and culturally cleansed by immigrants from other countries and liberals relocating from other parts of the U.S. [*A cause of rejoicing and thanksgiving to the South ~ Editor]
'The United States would be much less exceptional in general, and in particular more like other English-speaking democracies such as Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand were it not for the effects on U.S. politics and culture of the American South. . . I don't mean this in a good way. A lot of the traits that make the United States exceptional these days are undesirable, like higher violence and less social mobility. Many of these differences can be attributed largely to the South. . . Minus the South, the rest of the U.S. probably would be more like Canada or Australia or Britain or New Zealand—more secular, more socially liberal, more moderate in the tone of its politics and somewhat more generous in social policy. And it would not be as centralized as France or as social democratic as Sweden.'
"Politico goes on to twist statistics to fit its bigoted screed: 'The American South, with the lowest rates of intergenerational social mobility in the U.S., clearly skews the national statistics, creating an embarrassing and depressing version of American exceptionalism.'
"Politico builds its case for anti-Southern white bigotry through similar sophistry throughout the article. 'Jesusland' as the article calls the South keeps the U.S. down by its faith in God, according to Politico. 'Religiosity is one example of American exceptionalism among English-speaking countries that is largely the result of Southern exceptionalism within the United States. "We don't do God," Tony Blair's aide Alastair Campbell famously remarked, emphasizing that religion is kept out of the public sphere in modern-day Britain. In most modern English-speaking countries, voters find ostentatious piety on the part of political candidates troubling, not reassuring. But in the U.S., born-again Southern evangelical politicians like Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush who troll for votes with piety have given U.S. presidential politics a flavor more reminiscent of Tehran than of London or Ottawa or Canberra. According to Gallup, in 2014 the most religious Americans were all found in Southern states, with the exceptions of Mormon Utah and semi-Southern Oklahoma. Mississippi led the nation in zeal.*' [* Hurrah for Mississippi! ~ Editor]
"Politico distorts racial statistics to paint Southern whites as more prone to violence than anyone in the country. 'Southern violence also goes a long way toward explaining the exceptional violence of the United States in general compared to otherwise similar countries. The pre-modern "culture of honor" continues to exist to a greater degree in the South. White Southerners are more likely than white northerners to respond to insults with increased testosterone and aggression, according to social scientists. According to the FBI in 2012, the South as a region, containing only a quarter of the population, accounted for 40.9 percent of U.S. violent crime.'
Ms. Taylor finishes up by saying:
"This is an appallingly bigoted article, especially for a 21st Century D.C. political institution like Politico. On the issue of race alone, Politico ignores the many minority Republicans and Democrats elected to public office across the South. Politico has published an article that is politically and intellectually dishonest."
Yes, and filled with hate. Is it any wonder that suddenly Southern symbols are under attack. If Ms. Taylor is correct, and facts seem to bear her out, flags and monuments will be the least of the problems faced by Southerners in the near future.
P.S. We know how far along this agenda is when we realize that they are willing to make it public instead of hiding behind supposedly "spontaneous" demands by "offended" minorities and liberals for the removal of Southern symbols. It may already be too late, but it is going to take a deliberately blind Southerner to continue to pretend this is just a minor cultural issue.