Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Atheist activist slams the South

Here's my response to Mr. Barrett Brown's attack on the League of the South and Southern heritage:

You take issue with my point about how Neocons and their fellow travelers have misled conservatives into supporting the Neocon's radical agenda, but the truth is, they have -- the bait-and-switch ideology of "neoconservatism" has well-documented Trotskyite roots. Charles Johnson even posted a little tribute to Irving Kristol, the “godfather of neoconservatism,” who adapted Leon's theory of permanent revolution into global democratic revolution. Neocons exalt centralized power and despise faith and tradition as much as their far-left ancestors, as Pat Buchanan has noted. And the never-ending War on Freedom, I mean, Terror, has clearly expanded DC's power to surveil, imprison, and silence us, and the Constitution be damned. Some of us think that's a bad thing, but you're entitled to your opinion.

You're right that many Southerners and conservatives support the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. The martial tradition is very strong in Southern culture, as biologist Edward O. Wilson expressed it so movingly in his autobiography. As I said, the Neocon deception amounts to identity theft of genuine conservatism, and one of the goals of the League of the South is to unmask this noxious ideology for what it is.

As to the slur about the League founding a "People’s Republic of Crackerland," well, I can only observe that the sanctimonious are blind to their own hypocrisy. You bristle at McCain's alleged insensitivity toward other ethnic groups, but you think it's amusing to denigrate Southerners. Typical.

Finally, I know it's a lot to ask, but could you at least get my nom-de-blog right? It's "Old Rebel," not "Confederate fellow" or "Johnny Reb." Oh, and the title of your little verbal spitwad should be corrected to "League of the South Denounces Me," instead of "Myself." Political activism and blogging have inured me to inept insults, but I refuse to become more tolerant of many things, especially poor grammar.


At October 27, 2009 4:03 PM , Anonymous Garland said...

I read some of his other stuff, and he continually misspells secession as succession.

And what exactly are the charges of racism? He talks about it a lot, but all I could find was a report on teen pregnancy.

At October 27, 2009 4:10 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...


The charges of "racism" against Robert Stacy McCain are bogus. That's what happens if you don't toe the big-government line.

At October 27, 2009 4:25 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

To leftists, a "racist" is simply a white man with a pulse.

At October 27, 2009 4:39 PM , Anonymous Snaggle-Tooth Jones said...

'Twould appahr at some damn fool librul over ait Huff-and-Puff-Po got an ass whoopin'.

At October 27, 2009 5:58 PM , Anonymous David said...

Actually, I read Brown's article and could not understand what he was talking about, and I am an MD. Please correct him in that the Confederacy did not surrender. Only the armies did and this was followed by 10 years of hostile occupation with laws and constitutional amendments passed at the wrong end of a gun.

A point does need to be made in that both sides are too much into telling us what to do. The liberals want to socialize us, the neocons want to pass laws in the name or morality and security. We have too much government, too many people telling us what to do, too much security, and on and on. If you push on a balloon hard enough from both sides, it will pop. That is what I see as happening.

As to the war arguments, when our government decided it was time for war, we supported the troops and the decision. When we found that we were lied to, we supported the troops so they could finish the fight. Now our own government is abandoning the troops. Something has to be done!

At October 27, 2009 5:59 PM , Anonymous Mike Foster said...

@Old Rebel, way to go!

At October 27, 2009 6:03 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...

Anonymous said...
To leftists, a "racist" is simply a white man with a pulse.

And lacking the proper level of self-hatred.

At October 27, 2009 6:04 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...

Snaggle-Tooth Jones,

But he'll never admit it. They're always right.

At October 27, 2009 6:04 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...

Mike Foster,

Hey, thanks! Drop by more often.

At October 27, 2009 6:06 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...


Such niceties of historical fact are lost on these people. We're "racist" and that's the end of the debate.

And you're right about our troops -- the politicians use them as playthings. No wonder morale is plummeting.

At October 27, 2009 6:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excellent. Great job Old Rebel ... Kos, crazy as a shithouse loon.

At October 27, 2009 7:30 PM , Blogger HaroldC said...

I'm pretty sure a "nationalist patriot" (or was it a "patriot nationalist") an oxymoron.

At October 27, 2009 8:41 PM , Blogger Freeland said...

Love how he wouldn't shut up about McCain being "racist", and then he comes up with that little "Crackerland" statement.

But, how again, is Robert McCain racist? I must've missed it.

At October 27, 2009 10:24 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

The South lost. Get over it.

At October 27, 2009 10:52 PM , Anonymous Snaggle-Tooth Jones said...

Anonymous 10-27-09 10:24 pm writes,

"The South lost. Get over it."

We are over it. The question is whether or not you'll ever be able to get over *your* impending defeat, because your impending defeat will be much more bitter than ours ever was.

Hope that clears it up for you.


At October 28, 2009 7:10 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

"And what exactly are the charges of racism? He talks about it a lot, but all I could find was a report on teen pregnancy."

"But, how again, is Robert McCain racist? I must've missed it."

You boys have attention spans of 2-year olds. Read Barret's articles. Follow the links. Eventually even blind hens like yourselves are bound to find what is obvious to everybody.

At October 28, 2009 8:50 AM , Blogger Old Rebel said...


But that's the problem with the charge of "racism" -- all sorts of statements supposedly qualify to associate a person with irrational racial hatred. If you question affirmative action, or oppose amnesty for illegal aliens, or question the efficacy of No Child Left Behind, you're thinking racially, which is the same as hating certain races, which is the same as sieg-heiling Hitler, blah-blah-blah. It's not only nonsense, but nonsense designed to shut up opposition to the globalist agenda.

Besides, McCain doubts studies indicating an IQ gap between blacks and whites ("God wouldn't do that to black people"), and links to the Day by Day cartoon, which features two mixed-race couples. What kind of "racist" would do that?

At October 28, 2009 6:13 PM , Anonymous Snaggle-Tooth Jones said...

"Eventually even blind hens like yourselves are bound to find what is obvious to everybody."

Sort of reminds me of a quip from one of my old college professors, who said that very often statements which are prefaced with the word "obviously" or which have the word "obvious" in them only serve as evidence that the writer is out of intellectual ammunition.

"Obvious" to whom? And why is it obvious?

I notice "Anonymous" October 28, 2009 7:10 AM doesn't answer your questions, Old Rebel. He merely says: "Go look. It's obvious."

At October 28, 2009 6:38 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a Southerner and a California educator, it has become clear that history is lost to the scholars. The neo-writers and journalist of today do less editorial research and more editorial belching, simply because it pays better and people like to “bitch”, regardless of skin color.

At October 28, 2009 8:30 PM , Anonymous zipster said...

Old Rebel,

With all the links Brown posted to things McCain actually wrote, why are you talking about affirmative action, illegal immigration, and NCLB? That's a big, fat red herring you're dragging across McCain's trail.

As for why McCain would link to Day by Day, well...that's a really intriguing question. McCain wrote rather emphatically on the Southern League listserve in 1996 that he was opposed to interracial marriage, and reportedly said the same thing on Free Republic in 2001 or so. Maybe he's gotten over that nonsense. If that's the case, good for him.

If Mccain is still an anti-miscegenationist -- and he won't say one way or the other now -- it may be that he likes the political slant of Day by Day more than he dislikes the race-mixing portrayed therein. Or it might just be another manifestation of the illogical thinking typical of racists. Just one case in point: a bunch of neo-Nazis with Jewish ancestry who decided to relocate to Israel:
I'm not suggesting in any way that McCain is a neo-Nazi. I'm just saying racists of all degrees are, by definition, messed up in the head.

At October 28, 2009 9:45 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...

Snaggle-Tooth Jones,

It's "obvious" to ALL enlightened people. If we can't see it, that's only confirmation of our benighted condition.

At October 28, 2009 9:46 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...


True. Sad. But true.

At October 28, 2009 9:50 PM , Blogger Old Rebel said...


Those examples were illustrations of how the charge of "racism" are so easily tossed about, not specifically about McCain.

My point is that only total acceptance of the globalist "Embrace the Rainbow" agenda is permitted in politically correct circles, and the teeniest deviation can condemn you. Which is why the over-used accusation of witchcraft, I mean, "racism," has lost so much of its import.


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