This sage advice was written in the mid-1990s. It was/is the best advice written during the so called Neo-Confederate movement, which is pretty much dead now having been poisoned by anti-White “Rainbow” Confederate gnosticism ( a post for another day). Unfortunately this advice has gone unheeded by the vast majority of Whites. I fear many Whites are continuationist, as mentioned in the Bible: “For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning.” Of course that is Satan’s Lie, that we have unlimited time.
We must be doers of the Truth, not just hearers of the Truth.
Our beloved Southland and her rich traditions are besieged on all sides. The monied power-hungry elites of America, along with their camp followers in government, media, education, and rainbow coalitions, are picking up where Sherman left off. The death of Dixie is their final objective.
In the wake of their past conquests lies the sickness and evil we see all around today: confusion, greed, envy, vulgarity, cynicism, and violence. To “solve” these problems, our would-be lords and masters will propose more government, centralised in their hands, as the solution. If they succeed, our children and grandchildren, ultimately stripped of their humanity, will roam as herded cattle on the pastures of the New World Order.
In this present dire hour we must cry after the fashion of the Philippian jailer in the book of Acts, “What must we do to be saved?” The answers, as we shall see, will challenge us.
Nevertheless, we can take encouragement from the histories of other peoples who have faced similar peril and survived. Examples that come to mind are the Serbs, Greeks, and other Balkan peoples who endured centuries of Turkish oppression by gathering at their altars of faith and remembering their fathers and grandfathers.We must follow their examples, and obey the voice of the Spirit to “come out of Babylon.” But . . . just how do we leave?
As the Greeks and Serbs, we must kneel in our sanctuaries and pray for courage, wisdom, and endurance. Unfortunately, we now have few sanctuaries of our own. A prime illustration was the recent craven bow of the Southern Baptist leadership to the idol of political correctness. What else could it be, this strange apology for an institution long-dead from people who had nothing to do with it?
Much more appropriately, these good Baptist churchmen might have asked an apology from the still very-much-alive and overbearing national government for sins past and present against the Southern people. But alas, such an appeal would have won them no advantage for trendy acceptance and successful social climbing toward their Northern liberal “betters.” We need our own church and a return to the faith of our fathers, a faith which affirms our God and our community, and a faith which prefers truth to trendiness. When we get First Things right, the rest will follow.
What other things? Two essentials are serious thought and consistent action. Southerners are strong on healthy instincts, but weak on disciplined intellect. Without sound thinking, alien ideas will fill our minds by default. Aside from self-promotion, this seems to be the problem of the Southern Baptist leadership.
But thinking requires effort, and the conclusions one draws from honest thinking often demand the action of hard work. Such a demand, however, often runs against the grain of Southerners’ easy-going, laid-back nature. This nature is by no means all bad, but in the struggle we face we need to adjust it. All play and no work make a poor prospect for Southern survival.
In what directions should our thinking move? One is toward the slaughter, once and for all, of the sacred cow of equality. Our opponents effectively use it to discredit our just demands for less government and a halt to social engineering. The simple truth is that all men are not equal in morality and talents. Honest theology and biology decree it so. In a free society, men will naturally reap different status and rewards.
Thomas Jefferson said men were equal, but only in the limited sense of God-given rights to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Those who promote total equality rebel against God and the natural order. Some of them advance this evil program for the lust of power, and others for the lust of envy. Power seekers appeal to the envious for more power to equalise society. With more power concentrated in their hands, they create a society where all men beneath them are equal in lack of protection for life, liberty, or human aspiration. The simple truthto remember is that free men are never equal, and equal men are never free.
Another important intellectual task is throwing off the corrupt Yankee notion of “rugged individualism.” This sort of individualism destroys societies_as well as individuals. Communities of faith and kinship built America. Rugged individualists seeking gold and power built Latin America. Simply compare the two and the fruits they have produced.
Community is not collectivism, as some of our foolish libertarians would tell us. Collectivism is a system of forcing unnatural relationships among men, often in the name of equality. Community is natural society_an organic matrix of values, memories, and blood ties. Without community, individuals have no cohesion to fight the powers of collectivism that would grind them down to the lowest common level. Individuals find nurture and fulfillment in community, and community grows strong through the freely-given contributions of strong individuals. Our goal should be rugged individuality, not rugged individualism. The slogan to recall is “All for one and one for all!” Still another task of mind is changing our view of money. In some ways we must value it less and return to the understanding of our ancestors that honor and reputation are infinitely more precious than cash. On the other hand, we must realise, perhaps as our ancestors did not, that enterprise and money are necessary to protect and defend the way of life we wish to live.
With these thoughts in mind, what are the actions which should follow? Basically, we must build a new community and institutions of our own. We will start small, but with the vision to build bigger. In politics we will work to elect people with our ideas and values to local offices_with an eye down the road toward higher offices. For education we will homeschool today, but envision a Southern university tomorrow. In business we will buy each others’ goods and services today, with the view of an interlocking network of businesses tomorrow. In this effort each of us must make it a personal life’s goal to play a part. That part might be starting a private school, running for office, or simply rearing decent children. But whatever it is, in the words of Ecclesiastes’ preacher, do it with all thy might, and work with_not against_fellow Southerners.
The plain fact is that we do not have unlimited time to restore and build our community. As the anti-South hosts gather around us, it is pointless to ask them for consideration or pity: they have none. If we are to be saved it will only come from the grace of God and our will to save ourselves. Against their overwhelming money, media, and hatred, our only strength is our love for one another and our past and future generations. The strength of that love, whether it waxes or wanes, will decide our fate.