I’ve had a lot of commentary written about me lately.
I’ve decided not to respond to most of it, but Greg Lacour’s article in Charlotte Magazine caught my eye (even though it sounds like Lacour gets his inspiration from the dried up hacks who write Jon Stewart’s material).
His article “Skin in the Game” is a hard-hitting attempt at humorous though serious (in the way all dogmatists are serious when their cherished doctrines are stomped on) criticism of my outlook on slavery.
With typical metro-sexual pomp, he calls me a “schmuck” who brings to mind Opie after a long Oxycontin addiction, and after a casual flick of his effeminate wrist, writes me off as “thoroughly ridiculous.” (All joking aside, what’s wrong with feeling good while strolling down a dirt path, whistling a tune)?
I’d be more offended, but after brushing up on Charlotte’s demographics I’m not sure how many of them can actually read his magazine. ~sigh~ … thus the hard work of my Southern ancestors is thwarted by government education… but moving on:
Despite being snarky, Lacour’s article was fun to read and presents surprisingly accurate criticism of the farcical GOP. Everyone’s jumping on the radically egalitarian band-wagon, the GOP included; they’re trying to pass themselves off as the new “Rainbow” coalition of liberals, who want nothing more than to blend all Americans into a mocha-colored utopia, complete with fuzzy bunnies, rainbows, and unicorns (but not white unicorns, that’d be racist). Thus, Lacour ponders:
…we’ll soon be quoting from the Malcolm X Heritage Foundation and the John Locke-Harriet Tubman Foundation for Sweet Liberty…
Yes, Martin Luther King Jr, Frederick Douglass, and Abraham Lincoln, are lauded and exploited as the new face of Republicanism. Who knows how far this rebranding will go?
And, despite the hundreds of metro-sexual hippies writing about me, not a single one, yet, has denied this is bad news for us good-ol boy Southerners, who respect Jefferson Davis, states rights, and traditional, hierarchical social orders.
Given the GOP’s egalitarian face-lift, my concerns about being “systematically disenfranchised” are all the more serious – bye-bye Mayberry. Maybe getting addicted to Oxycontin isn’t such a bad idea after all? Who’d want to live in the hell of a fully reconstructed South, without a little something to take the edge off?
Lacour opines that my position is so outrageous as to be self-defeating; well, putting aside the fact that, despite a cursory reading of my material, he remains clueless as to my actual defense of slavery (as echoed in the writings of Fitzhugh, Calhoun and other notables), and putting aside the fact that “states rights” in the context of the War Between the States cannot be divorced from the slavery issue (de-fanging his entire point), and putting aside all the other relevant complexities involved in these discussions: is it really true that positions can be so offensive as to defeat themselves?
In the magic land of liberaldom, apparently so.
Radical egalitarians like my friend Lacour, own the field – they own the media infrastructure. It’s not in their best interest to give guys like me a voice. It’s not in their best interest to respond at all.
And I guaran-damn-tee you, the last thing effeminate hipsters like Mr. Lacour want to do, is get into the ring with me intellectually.
Best you keep laughing and walking the other way, sir.