Monthly Archives: August 2011

“Racism” versus “Truism”

People who are clearly what would be called racists- which isn’t a hard standard to meet in America, it simply means departing from the orthodoxy, not simply on blacks, but on any matter tangentially related to blacks- deny being racists. If you believe … Continue reading

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Freaking Out The Squares- “Chaz” Bono on Dancing With The Stars

It’s “Freaking Out the Squares!” time again- the former Chastity Bono, daughter of Sony Bono and Cher, a female-to-male transsexual who now goes by “Chaz”, will be on “Dancing With The Stars.” I appreciate that the resumes of many of these … Continue reading

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Banned!

I like to read TheAtlantic.com. God knows why- it’s particularly depressing, but I feel the need to find out what the liberals are up to. I don’t read Andrew Sullivan much any more, since he’s pretty predictable. Megan McArdle is the … Continue reading

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I’m Not Alone on “To Kill A Mockingbird”

An African-American studies professor at UC Davis thinks TKAMB is pretty dumb as well– “Jim Crow segregation survived long into the 20th century because it was kept alive by white Southerners with value systems and personalities we would applaud. It’s … Continue reading

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North vs. South- Where Is The Love?

I have asked “Where is the hate?” but having seen so much antagonism I will ask, with a heavy heart, “Where is the love?” Hunter Wallace is taking issue (here, and here) with various criticisms of Southern culture and pride by … Continue reading

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“To Kill A Mockingbird”- Leftism in the Culture

“To Kill A Mockingbird”  is a “classic” novel that exposes “racism”, “inequality”, “hate”, and “evil” blah blah blah in the Jim Crow South. I put all that in quotes because it’s a classic, all right, and it exposes, all right, … Continue reading

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Orwell On That Which Is “Not Done”

I have been reading through the four-volume collection of George Orwell’s letters and essays. Volume III has struck me with a number of things. He noted that there was little official censorship in Britain, but it wasn’t needed because publishers … Continue reading

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