17 August 2015

Wackydemia & Hating the South

The latest from the witch hunting control freaks in Wackydemia:
When administrators at the University of Georgia declared a ban on hoop skirts in the spring, I could only think, what took you so long? . . .

[Although] donning a hoop skirt on occasion may not constitute a hate crime[,] whether it is a crime of fashion is another matter…
"May not"? Wow. Maybe it's just a manure problem. I used to say, "you just can't make this stuff up." But now, I believe you can. You  can make up the next strangest, seemingly far-fetched possibility of silly politically correct nonsense and then, within days, it's a news item. And all coming mostly from the Wizards of Smart in Wackydemia.

So this trend against all things Southern is rolling on. From "contextualizing monuments" to suggesting any traditional Southern fashion design is "manure" and banning it, the truth of Professor Forrest McDonald's observation becomes more evident with each passing day:
I believe that somewhere, deep in the innermost recesses of their atrophied souls, *Yankees know that they truly have botched things, and truly are plagued with guilt. That, I think, is the bottom line: the Yankee hates himself, and he hates his heritage. And why does he hate us? Because we do not hate ourselves and we treasure ours. ~ Forrest McDonald
Story source.

*Again, just to be clear. This is not just "Yankees", but many a self-hating Southerner as well. As a matter of fact, many of my good Yankee friends are as disgusted over all this as I am.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

The “Norfolk Post” of Sept. 7, 1865, reports on a new Sunday paper, named the “South,” published in New Orleans. The editor is afraid it will totally annihilate Northern radicals.

“Why choose a name that must perpetuate cruel animosities, heartburnings and estrangements? We do not see papers and magazines with sectional titles in any other portion of the country. To forget that there is any North, South, East or West, should be the desire of every true American.”

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"To forget that there is any North, South, East or West, should be the desire of every true American.”

Good luck with that.

Anonymous said...

The “Norfolk Post” of Aug. 30, 1865, quotes an article about the NY Herald's correspondent, who is disposed “to treat lightly and cast discredit upon all the efforts made by the people of Richmond to prove their returning loyalty … Fewer sneers and more smiles would assist the cause of conciliation wonderfully ...

Every course that is proposed by them to give an indication of the proper feelings as regards the condition of the country, is no sooner suggested, than it is forthwith villified by a few Northern correspondents, whose employers could not afford to keep them here, unless they can get up a readable letter, and every one knows how voraciously the radicals of the North devour a column filled with suspicious intimations of the actions of the “rebels.”

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

"Fewer sneers and more smiles would assist the cause of conciliation wonderfully ..."

Same could be true today, but "conciliation" is not what is desired. Chaos and divisiveness is the goal.

BorderRuffian said...


"...the Yankee hates himself, and he hates his heritage. And why does he hate us? Because we do not hate ourselves and we treasure ours." -Forrest McDonald


"The jealous are troublesome to others, but a torment to themselves."
-William Penn

ropelight said...

RGW, FYI the following excerpt is from an article in the Chicago Tribune by Adrienne Cutway dated 8-18-2015:

"George Zimmerman is now selling prints of his Confederate flag painting at a gun store that made headlines earlier this year for deeming itself a "Muslim-free" zone.

Buying one of the numbered prints online for $50 automatically enters the purchaser in a raffle to win the original Confederate flag painting. A statement on Florida Gun Supply's website speculates the original painting could be worth up to $100,000, which is the price Zimmerman's last painting sold for on eBay..."

Richard G. Williams, Jr. said...

RL - I think I'll pass.