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“Root Hog or Die”, an un-Southern “Conservatism”

In conversations with my Southern friends, our political affections often dissolve into a conversation about our current welfare state. In the United States, taking care of the poor is a problem that has had a slowing effect on our already slowing economic growth. We are not the economic empire we once were, and most people […]

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Treasure of Counterfeit Virtue 

Clyde Wilsons Idea  Clyde Wilson, historian and Professor at the University of South Carolina, has said the folks who point to slavery as the primary cause of the War for Southern Independence are building for themselves a “treasure of counterfeit virtue”. The idea is that these folks avoid any culpability for their Northern American icons […]

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Some Southerners Misappropriate Ancestry

Some Southern people misappropriate ancestry. Many modern Southerners disregard their ancestors. I hit on that nail in my last post. Either they neglect to think about them or they willfully forget them. Some Southern people misappropriate ancestry. But how? 1) Neglect Family has suffered at the hand of modernity. Our communities used to be agricultural. […]