The Left Insists on “Civil War”

Don’t be fooled by your friendly neighborhood hippie. The left has always been the instigator in the culture war, and while they pretend they don’t know what’s stoking the flames of American angst, they fully know they are at the wheel. They just project onto the other side. This recent piece at Politico is a great example. Founding editor John Harris wonders aloud, “what exactly” …more

Robert E. Lee’s Loyalty

Today is Robert E. Lee’s birthday. Alabama and Mississippi still mark the occasion with a State holiday, both on the Monday of that week, which means it will always line up with the federal celebration of Martin Luther King. This really vexes the Left. Good. All Americans should recognize Lee and Jackson, two of the best men America has ever produced. Even Northerners recognized this …more

Does Secession Equal Civil War?

One of the most abused myths of American history is the belief that secession causes war. You see, according to this line of thinking, if one party wants to be free of another party, then the party left in the dust has every right to violently badger the other into staying. And I thought we lived in the era of “Me Too.” The ultimately act …more

What the War was Really About

If you have to ask “what War?” then you probably aren’t from the South. The War is the key event in American history. Nothing comes close. The War for Independence founded the United States, but The War for Southern Independence has come to define American history. It dominates American memory. Unfortunately, as this excellent article at The American Thinker explains, that means most Americans have, …more

The 14th Amendment Continues to Screw Up America

This one won’t win me any friends among some libertarian and conservative groups. The 14th Amendment is one of the worst things to happen to America. It was well intended, and as originally interpreted (and ratified) it would have allowed newly freed slaves access to the courts and would have protected their private property. That was it. Then the federal courts got involved, and now …more

Hamilton Really Screwed Up America

Today is Alexander Hamilton’s birthday, at least as far as we know. There is some debate about when he was born, but regardless, January 11 has long been recognized as his day. If you have followed me for any length of time, you know that I am very hard on Hamilton. Rightfully so, particularly when you read essays like this that seem to believe that …more

Rethinking Reconstruction

Very few journalists are willing to take a heroic stand for the truth, particularly if that means taking down a sacred cow like W.E.B. DuBois. You see, both the left and the right have an affinity for DuBois’s version of Reconstruction. Notice the love “conservatives” like Bill O’Reilly, Brian Kilmeade, and Dinesh D’Souza have for Frederick Douglass and the destruction brought on the South by …more

The Most Successful Modern Secession Movement?

If blind squirrel can find a nut then every now and then a terrible website can publish a moderately decent article. The Atlantic is typically stinking garbage, but a recent piece on the movement to merge several Oregon counties with Idaho–a modern secession movement–is not bad. It has typically leftist stupidity (all of these people are dangerous, uneducated gun owners), but the core of the …more

Michael and Sonia Sitting in a Tree

It’s good to be back in 2022. I hope you had a great Holiday season, and I wish everyone a productive, happy, and healthy 2022. Back to business, and the core of my “business” is pointing out the absurdity of the Straussian/neocon “proposition nation” myth. And the heart of that myth is both an unhealthy obsession with Abraham Lincoln and a corresponding hatred of John …more

The Law That Ate the Constitution

What legislation led to the woke madness of modern America? Christopher Caldwell points to the Civil Rights Acts of the 1960s. This is near heresy in 2021. Suggesting that anything the civil rights crusaders did was detrimental to American society is almost like nailing the 95 Theses to the door in Wittenberg. You cannot challenge leftist dogma. But, if anyone reviews what the opponents of …more