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.