Friday, March 4, 2011

It's A Place!

As those of us in the Southron Movement predicted starting at least as far back as a decade ago, the vitriol has been poured out in full measure against the Southron people. Article after article has told us to "get over it; you lost!" or to get our heads out of our hinder-parts in some manner of speaking from polite to foul.

Time recently put an article on line about the Sons of Confederate Veterans standing up for their Southron heritage. This is the least vitriolic article I have seen on the topic to date. But, a very telling closing line in that article tell us why the Southron Movement will not just go away like the Yankee race-baiters want it to: The South may never rise again, Rand admits, but that doesn't mean it has to disappear completely. "The North is a direction," he says. "The South is a place."

As long as North is a direction and The South is a place, we can still fight for our heritage!

Deo Vindice, indeed!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

It's been some weeks, friends and loyal readers, since I last posted. We've been busy with one surgery on my knee and now, Nicole, my wife is preparing for one related to her dialysis on Thursday coming up in Spokane. There is another related to her back come June or July, too. Keep her in y 'all's prayers, please!

Recently we all read about the lady who wants to remove the word “nigger” from Mark Twain (Samuel Clemmens') classic childrens adventures. Now, one thing I have not heard is a lot of outcry over this. I understand the sentiment. No one I hang out with is racist or wants to be associated with them. But, c'mon folks, this is historical fiction that was written in the parlance of the day. While we find that term socially offensive today, in the time that Huck Finn and Tom Sawyer are set in, it was just another term for a Black person. It may have been perjorative and predjucial, depending on the tone of voice, but it may not have been. In those days, the term was used differently than it is today.

Would I encourage my kids to talk like that? Not at all. But neither would I try to change history and whitewash the past in order to appease tender sensibilities. The books Mark Twain/Sam Clemmens wrote are worth reading no matter who is reading them. They tell a story that is good in its own right, but they also tell a story that tells us much of where we have come from as a country, a culture, and as human beings. We get a glimpse into the minds of the great 19th Century writers and their millieu.

If you find the word, “nigger,” offensive, then engage your children about the word and what it means to them and you and how that might be different from another time and place. This is one of the great authors in American Literature and should be required reading in every public, private and home school in America! While it is fiction, it can be a spring board into many areas of the social studies and history, including 19th Century economics, the differences between North and South and many, many other aspects of our country's history.

You can get your own unchanged, original versions of Mark Twain's masterpieces right here: and in the search bar at the top, type in “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” or, “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.” While you're there, you can look up the title, “Travels” and get an early description of the lands of the South and see what Huck Finn's and Tom Sawyer's world looked like in their day!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Secession Day!

Today in history: 1860: South Carolina becomes the First in Secession! The brave men and women of the South took the first bold, brave step in shaking off the shackles of tyranny. It was fitting to have South Carolina take the lead. Her motto is Sic Semper Tyrannus, Thus Ever to Tyrants!

Take a few minutes today to visit in your hearts and minds the memories of those  valiant men and women who gave some or all in the Second War of Independence. Then take a few minutes to thank God that such people are around and for the actual sacrifices of those valiant men and women of days gone by. As the Sesquicentinennial of the War Between the States officially begins, expect hatred of Southrons to begin anew. Expect professional leftists and hate mongers and race baiters to come out of the woodwork.

There's great news though: Incoming congressmen have signed on to a public statement telling the SPLC that you are the real hatemongers:

More good news: For those lovers of all things Celtic, has given me a promo code for you to get William Butler Yeats' The Celtic Twighlight for 15% off at checkout: RESOLUTION305. The code is good through January 5, 2011.

Finally, here is a little Southron levity. There truly was a time when we could laugh at each other. Check out this link:

Deo Vindice et Sic Semper Tyrannus!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Destruction and Reconstruction

There are so many different accounts of the War Between the States. Everyone is unique and priceless -- at least among those who were writing of first hand experiences. The bravery and tireless loyalty of battered and bedraggled Southrons who fought to the last, the priceless courage of the women and "old folks" at home, the steadfast hope until the bitter end -- we're all familiar with these sentiments, but each story is unique.

Yet among the unique stories of our war of independence for the South there are a few that stand out. One such memoire is "Destruction and Reconstruction" by Lt. General Richard Taylor. Taylor is the son of U.S. President Zachary Taylor, he was born and raised in Kentucky, studied in Scotland and France and finally settled in Louisiana. He was educated and genteel. Yet without mincing words, he presents a veritable who's who of the second half of the Nineteenth Century in truly nuanced accounts of battles from Stonewall Jackson's Shenendoah Valley Campaign to the guerilla warfare of western Louisiana to his final surrender in 1865 in Citronelle, Alabama in the last stronghold of the Confederacy east of the Mississippi River.

That's where most memoires end. Taylor takes us further. He goes on to describe in some detail the era now known as Reconstruction and ponders at some length its meaning. He tells why he believes Southrons make better soldiers: i.e. because they are surrounded by hard work and privation as comes with agrarian life while Northerners are surrounded by luxuries and dependence on manufactured goods to such a degree that it weakens their character.

If you want to understand why the South is still under siege today, read this book. So much of what we, as Southrons, suffer under, the political wrangling, the cultural genocide of our customs and way of life, the hate-mongering of Northern sychophants and the social engineers they cling to is all in this book.  Perhaps General Taylor himself says it best: "The leaders of the radical masses of the North have indicted such countless and cruel wrongs on the Southern people as to forbid any hope of disposition or ability to forgive their victims; and the land will have no rest until the last of these persecutors has passed into oblivion" Sadly, he did not quite have the foresight to see that the persecutors' children would take up the mantras of their forebears.

You can download or purchase a print copy of this book here:
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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

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Go here and read the story. It's disgusting.
Ronnie Hastie, star running back of the Tumwater, Washington high school football team was playing the State's 2A Semi-finals game in Tacoma. He scores a touchdown and drops to a knee and points skyward. He was praying with a gesture that essentially said, "Thank you, Jesus." As they say, "You go, kid!" But that's not what the ref said. This young man was flagged and given a 15 yard penalty!
While living in Texas about 4 or 5 years back, I knew of at least one high school where the parents and fans prayed a public Our Father/Lord's Prayer and everyone stopped to respect that, if not participate. But up in Yankeeland, our kids get penalized for giving glory to their creator with a gesture that does not require participation or the assent of others.
Quite frankly, this land -- north or south -- needs more prayer. We need to acknowledge our Creator. If we don't start being Hezekiahs, we'll soon see our Nebuchadnezzer at the gates. This land is on the edge of Divine judgement and we need to avert that.
Coach Sid Otton, you need to check your priorities in openly supporting the call instead of calling for a repeal of the rule. This young man on your team was giving glory to God, but the ref flagged him for self-aggrandizement on the field.
Ladies and gentlemen, make no mistake about it: Dixie needs our prayers and so do her supporters, where ever they may be. Our Southron people have the most powerful tool on earth for freedom: access to the Father in prayer, if only we will avail ourselves of it. We can overcome the enemy by the power of prayer. As Jesus said, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you." Alleluia!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Celtic Twilight and The Hound of Cullan

The Dixie Diarist is pleased to announce our reprints of two Celtic-themed books.

First is F. A. M. Webster's The Hound of Cullan, a Victorian-era retelling of the tale of Irish mythological hero, Cú Chulainn. Cú Chulainn was an ill-fated warrior who fought against the forces of the greedy Queen Maeve who stole an Ultonian prize cow.

The second is William Butler Yeats' timeless classic, "The Celtic Twilight," a book that has inspired countless Celtic descended story-tellers, poets and musicians. This book made Yeats an household word that is recognized even today, although few know why they know his name. Read this and find out why.

Just visit The Dixie Diarist's storefront at to see these and all our titles. Through the end of the year, everything print is 10% off, just so as to make shopping a little easier on the wallet for the upcoming holiday season.