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I spent a lot of time in the East Tennessee mountains during the 1960s. Greenville, Tennessee, has no Confederate monument. It only has a UNION memorial!

But when I was there East Tennessee was Wallace country. The local conservative Republican congressman spent a lot of his time at the Wallace for President headquarters. You will still find more Confederate license plates in that area than you will in South Carolina.

During the Civil War, East Tennessee was Andrew Johnson's home country. He was a Unionist who did not like the ruling Southern "slavocracy" which dominated western Tennessee. I can understand that point of view, though I do not think it justified treason against the South.

But today, the once Unionist area of mountain Tennessee is among the "goodest" of the good guys.

During the Civil War, both the Surgeon General and the Deputy Surgeon General of the Confederacy were Jews. The Secretary of the Confederate Treasury was one of the only two Jews ever elected to the United States Senate up to that time. The other had been from Florida.

Like all political theorists, I have a very complex world view.

Or at least I have as complex a world view as you would expect from somebody who is from Pontiac, South Carolina.

My world view is that the people who are on our side are good and the people who want to destroy us are bad.

Am I anti-semitic? That depends on the semite.

Is Self-Defense Bigotry?

Bigotry is defined as wanting to harm other people on the basis of characteristics like their race or national origins.

On December 8, 1941, the Congress of the United States adopted one of the most bigoted statements in human history. It declared war on Japan. Under international law that declaration meant that every American became a mortal enemy, individually, of every person in the Empire of Japan.

If you forget a minor incident that occurred at Pearl Harbor in December 7, 1941, the only explanation for the American Congress' action was pure racial and national bigotry and nothing else.

Franz Boas spent his life teaching - at public expense - that white gentiles were the common enemies of Jews and all other minorities. As another Jewish gentleman, Noel Ignatiev, who teaches at Harvard, put it, "The goal of abolishing the white race is on its face so desirable that some may find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition other than from committed white supremacists."

You can state this as honestly as Ignatiev does, or you can say, "I'm Jewish, so of course I'm against racism." Since being against racism now means that every white majority country must become "multiracial and multicultural," either way you say it is pure genocide.

That is a more vicious declaration of hatred than the attack on Pearl Harbor was.

Am I anti-semitic? If a semite considers the very existence of my race to be anti-semitic, you 're damned right I am as anti THAT semite as it is humanly possible to be.


Someone Who Says, "Are You Calling Me a Liar?" Probably Is a Liar

My life was spent in professional politics, so judging people is part of my professional background.

Especially liars.

I have pointed out before that one thing that became clear to me over the years had to do with someone who calls everybody "Liar!" I discovered that every person who used the word liar a lot was himself not to be trusted.

I think this is because, to those of us who take the simple truth seriously, liar is a huge word. It means someone INTENTIONALLY misleads you. A person who takes it seriously will not use that word often.

The same thing is true of those who, when you question them, immediately respond, "Are you calling me a LIAR!?" Not everything we are told is correct, as every adult knows. No one who takes the truth seriously is immediately going to think that a question amounts to an accusation of lying.

In the same vein, white trash will cut you with a knife. Where I was raised, it was useful for me to know if I was dealing with trash. What I found out was, "Trash is always insulted."

Trash has a very low self-image. That is a good judgment, since they should have a low self-image. They ARE low.

So trash will naturally take anything you say in the worst possible way. Someone who says, "Are you calling me a liar?" is showing that, if he is not actually trash, he is first cousin to it.

Life is too short to deal with touchy people, and if you deal with trash, it can get a lot shorter.



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