Category Archives: Defending Dixie

That Pivotal Generation

I’m not particularly fond of my generation but it is an interesting one for at least two reasons: 1.  We were the last generation to know a time before the internet and social media. and 2.  We were (at least … Continue reading

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Wistercrats

Here’s a picture of the famous “Lady Baltimore”. I’ve just finished Wister’s novel (of the same name). It was enjoyable though tinged with Yankee sentiment. The main character was from Boston (if I recall) and suggested he was neither a … Continue reading

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In Which I Stumble Into a Battle…

I had planned a quiet afternoon, smoking my cigar by a peaceful southern river. But as I rounded the corner to the waterfront, I began hearing the patter of small arms fire. An engagement was underway (or just ending). Presently, … Continue reading

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Why Do They Come?

“Why do they come? What do they seek? Who build but never read their Greek?” On my way home from AMREN (a review to come), I stopped in Nashville and walked to their Parthenon. I had a little book of … Continue reading

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Bonfire of the Southern Vanities

The radical leftists shown above are university students in Florida.  Self identifying as Marxists, they held this rally on the 150th anniversary of Lee’s surrender at Appomattox and happily burned the Confederate Battle flag. …an apt illustration, I think, of … Continue reading

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Daydreaming About Old Dixie

“She sure is pretty.  A fella that gets her is gonna have to do some prancing.  He can’t sit around and look glum all the time.” ~ Judge Priest Old Dixie isn’t strictly the antebellum period. It refers to a … Continue reading

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The Walls of Old Dixie

I went to one of the most peaceful places I know of this afternoon. I wont say exactly where, but it’s right off the Albemarle sound and there’s a replica of a Confederate steam-powered battle ship floating in the shallows. … Continue reading

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The League vs. Abbeville

Abbeville Institute’s James Ruteledge Roesch has written an interesting article lamenting the anti-Southern bias inherent in our conquerors.  He mentions Ol Miss being forced to give up its mascot in favor of a less offensive one (among other travesties). The … Continue reading

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The Unreconstructed Social Construction

While I have a lot of disagreements with both Spencer and Colin, they’re always informative and help me better understand my own position (even if only in reaction to what they’ve provided). Listen to their “Wandering Scot” podcast here. Colin … Continue reading

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A Word About Confederate Monuments

I’ve often wondered where the Confederate monument came from in my hometown.  Who put it up?  What were they like?  What must my town have been like to erect such a thing?  Further – what must the South have been … Continue reading

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