South Carolina will undoubtedly be the next target of lawsuits from the ACLU, SPLC, and Eric “My People” Holder’s “Justice Department.” The attack dogs have already been unleashed on Arizona, Alabama, Georgia, Utah, and Indiana.
It brings to mind Robert E. Lee’s correspondence with Lord Acton in 1866:
“I can only say that while I have considered the preservation of the constitutional power of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it. I need not refer one so well acquainted as you are with American history, to the State papers of Washington and Jefferson, the representatives of the federal and democratic parties, denouncing consolidation and centralization of power, as tending to the subversion of State Governments, and to despotism.“
Here’s some useful advice from Michel Foucault:
“The work of an intellectual is not to form the political will of others; it is, through the analyses he does in his own domains, to bring assumptions and things taken for granted again into question, to shake habits, ways of acting and thinking, to dispel the familiarity of the accepted, to take the measure of rules and institutions and, starting from that re-problemization (where he plays his specific role as intellectual) to take part in the formation of a political will (where he has his role to play as a citizen.”)
In other words, it is my job here to analyze reality and call into question things taken for granted, shake the bad habits, open your eyes to the “hate truth,” and jog your memory.
Here we go:
Update: As always, the historian Pat Buchanan is five steps ahead of his peers. We’re also five steps ahead here. Looking toward 2025.
If Washington succeeds in ruining America (something that is inevitable at this point), then it will finally be time to revisit the results of the War Between the States and the Civil Rights Movement here in Dixieland.