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Monthly Archives: May 2008

Lessons from our ancestors about the countryside

The MSM has started to openly use the “F” word, Famine. We at LITM believe there is much to learned from our ancestors, in fact we are called to return to the Old Paths. There is also much to be learned from the modern day White Separatist, The Amish. We appreciate their living example, however we throw in Guns, Chainsaws, and Computers, and Confederate Battle Flags…


Lessons from our ancestors about the countryside

By Megan Lane
BBC News Magazine

BBC photo, Tales from the Green Valley

Living the 1620s life

For a year five experts ditched theory for practice, running a Welsh farm using 17th Century methods. What lessons for modern living did they learn?

The BBC series Tales from the Green Valley follows historians and archaeologists as they recreate farm life from the age of the Stuarts. They wear the clothes, eat the food and use the tools, skills and technology of the 1620s.

It was a time when daily life was a hard grind, intimately connected with the physical environment where routines were dictated by the weather and the seasons. A far cry from today’s experience of the countryside, which for many involves a bracing walk ahead of a pub lunch.

While few would choose to live a 17th Century lifestyle, the participants found they picked up some valuable tips for modern life.

1. Know thy neighbours. Today it’s possible to live alone, without knowing anyone within a 20-mile radius (the same goes for townies). That was simply not possible in the past – not only did the neighbours provide social contact, people shared labour, specialist skills and produce. “And women were judged on good neighbourliness,” says historian Ruth Goodman. “If you were willing to help others – particularly during and after childbirth – then others would be more prepared to help you in times of need.”

2. Share the load. It was nigh on impossible to run a 1620s farm single-handedly, and the family – either blood relatives, or a farmer, his wife and hired help – had to be multi-skilled. Labour, too, was often divided along gender lines, but at busy periods, such as harvest time, it was all hands on deck.

Washing clothes in stream, Tales from the Green Valley photo

The secret to clean clothes? Water and bashing

3. Fewer creature comforts have some benefits. No electricity meant once daylight faded, work stopped in favour of conversation, music-making and knitting. And no carpets meant fewer dust mites, which are linked to asthma and allergies. “They scattered herbs on the floor which released scent when trodden on – this drove out flies and other insects,” says Ms Goodman.

4. Eat seasonally. Today it’s because of “food miles” and the inferior quality of forced products. In the 1620s, it was because foods were only available at certain times of year – and not just fruit and veg. Mutton, for instance, was in abundance in spring, soon after shearing time. This was because a sheep’s wool quality plunges after eight years – thus animals of that age were killed after their final fleece was removed.

5. Tasty food comes in small batches. Today farmers’ markets are a tourist attraction and many delight in regional specialities. For these producers play to the strengths of their ingredients, unlike, for instance, the makers of mass-produced cheese. This has to taste the same year-round, despite seasonal variations in milk quality. “So high-quality milk in the spring is downgraded so the finished product is consistent throughout the year,” says Ms Goodman.

6. Reuse and recycle. Today we throw away vast mountains of packaging, food, garden waste and other materials. In 1620s, there was a use for everything, with tattered bed linens made into fire-lighters and animal fat into soap. Even human waste had uses. Faeces was a fertiliser, and urine was stored to make ammonia to remove laundry stains.

Harvest time, Tales from the Green Valley photo

Alex dressed in period clothes

7. Dress for practicalities. Today fashion and social convention dictate our wardrobes. While polar fleeces and high-performance tramping boots may be all the rage when going rural, the wardrobe of 400 years ago proved more comfortable. “While the crew shivered in their modern garb, we never felt the cold in just two layers – a linen shirt and woollen doublet,” says archaeologist Alex Langlands. Breeches meant no wet and muddy trouser legs, and staying covered up – rather than stripping off in the heat – prevented bites, stings, sunburn and scratches.

8. Corsets, not bras. “By that I don’t mean Victorian corseting,” says Ms Goodman. “Corsets support your back as well as your chest, and don’t leave red welts on your skin like bra elastic does. They made it hard to breath walking up hills, but I get short of breath doing that anyway. And most people feel sexy in a corset.”

BBC photo, Tales from the Green Valley

Animals were smaller and hardier

9. Biodiversity protects against unforeseen calamity. While the developed world no longer counts the cost of crop failure in starvation and mass migration – the result of Ireland’s Great Potato Famine in 1845 – the 2001 foot-and-mouth crisis decimated farms up and down the country as animals, the farmers’ livelihoods, were put to death. The 1620s farm had grains, fruit and vegetables, and a range of animals – if one failed, alternatives were available.

9. Reliance on any one thing leaves you vulnerable. Hence the country ground to a halt during the petrol blockades of 2000, and a shortage of coal during 1978-9’s Winter of Discontent caused electricity shortages. On the 1620s farm, when oxen used to plough fields fell ill, the implements were reshaped and horses did the job instead.

10. No pesticides means a richer variety of birds, butterflies and other insects, many of which feast on pests – a result as desirable for the gardener as the farmer. And the hedgerow and fields of wild flowers of the past are today making a comeback, as these provide habitats for these creatures and allow edible plants to flourish.


Tales from the Green Valley will be broadcast weekly on BBC Two from Friday, 19 August, at 1930BST.

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Kinism and PSS

We at Lee in the Mountains (LITM) are Kinist. We believe Kinism is a Bibical solution for all people. We also believe that White people must have PSS (Primary Social Space). PSS in small town, agrarian communities, with our churches, schools, farms, small business etc.. Lord willing, if we are to survive as a people, we must have PSS. LITM is the one of the best ways for White Kinist to enjoy PSS.

Kinism Statement

It is time to discuss the racial issue intelligently. Ignoring it will not make it go away. The place to begin is to refute the false choice that political correctness (a variant of Marxism) offers to white people.

Significantly, nonwhites are not forced into this false dichotomy. Whites today must either be “racists,” who hate and wish to harm other groups, or “anti-racists.” To prove his anti-racist credentials, for all practical purposes, a white person must demonstrate an active disdain for his group.

This latter choice, says the PC crowd, will promote tolerance and understanding. In point of fact, it amounts to self-hatred, with all the self-destructiveness that this implies. Also, it does not encourage respect and tolerance from other groups. Instead, it arouses contempt and even aggression. As a black pastor observed, “If white people keep apologizing to us, we’re going to figure that they really are doing something wrong.”

I would like to propose a third option, one consistent with justice and decency. It is that of the “kinist,” one who practices “kinism.” This is the belief that the love of racial or ethnic kin is similar to that of family ties. Specifically, it is right and proper for a man to love his child in and greater and more special way than other children, without suggesting that he hates those other children. The Bible states that God has divided humanity into “nations,” which may be properly translated as races or ethnicities. As ties of kin maintain those distinctions, kinism, is consistent with Christian belief. One biblical statement of kinsim was that of the Apostle Paul. Though a man of great benevolence toward men other groups and nationalities, he stated in Romans 9:1-3 that he would be “cursed of Christ” if it could save his “kinsmen according to the flesh.” It was not an offer made to other groups.

Similarly, the great Southern General Robert E. Lee also expressed kinism when he stated that he opposed slavery in part because of the problems it caused blacks, but more so because of the problems it caused his fellow white southern people.

Kinism for white Southerners and other whites is necessary for survival, if for no other reason. Mass immigration from Third World countries, both to America and Europe threatens that survival, as does a steady assault of anti-Western Europhobic propaganda from the key institutions of society, namely the media, schools, universities, and churches. “White male” is
virtually a term of contempt and hatred in most universities. Ideas, as Richard Weaver, once noted, will have consequences. In this instance, what might they be? Zimbabwe and South Africa today offer disturbing possibilities.

Of course any suggestion that white people might have any legitimate interests will provoke the lords of political correctness to cries of “racism.” Many whites are utterly terrified of this word. Perhaps they wouldn’t be if they understood its Marxist origin. Its purpose is not to
promote tolerance or understanding. Rather, in most instances, it has become a psychological assault weapon. Like the word “nigger” used by genuinely hateful whites, its purpose is to silence and humiliate. The same may be said of such words as “bigot,” “hater,” and “white supremacist.” Thus it is important for honorable white people to be skeptical before taking these words too seriously.

In terms of the Southern movement it is essential to understand that the Southern Anglo-Celtic culture (the core Southern culture) will not survive the passing of Southern Anglo-Celtic people. Other groups may participate in it, but history offers no encouragement that they alone can sustain it. Consequently, Anglo-Celtic kinism is necessary for the survival of Southern culture. This, however, does not preclude cooperation with honorable people in other groups. Indeed this may be most helpful in thwarting the “divide and conquer strategy” promoted by the Marxists with their chants of “racism.”

Again, many whites are terrified of this charge. One hopes that they can find the courage not to be so easily frightened and manipulated. Kinism, however, is not just for white people. It offers the dignity of community life to all groups and subgroups which value their heritage and identity. True diversity, is the glory of mankind. Love of kin is not hate, and self-preservation isn’t prejudice

This is where our Blog title comes from

http://www.civilwarpoetry.org/confederate/lee/leemnt.html

LEE IN THE MOUNTAINS by Donald Davidson (Davidson was one of the 11 Southron Agrarians from Vanderbilt University.) 
 
“The mountains mentioned in the title of this poem refer both to the mountains of North Carolina, where Lee had hoped to escape with the Army of Northern Virginia in the closing days of the War (Jefferson Davis vetoed the idea), and the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley, where Lee spent the last days of his life.”
 
No question, IF Lee had known the consequences of his surrender he would have gone to the Mountains:
 
“Governor, if I had foreseen the use those people designed to make of their victory, there would have been no surrender at Appomattox Courthouse; no sir, not by me. Had I foreseen these results of subjugation, I would have preferred to die at Appomattox with my brave men, my sword in this right hand.”
 
General Robert E. Lee, to Texas Gov. Stockdale, Aug 1870
 
Lee’s desire to retreat to the Mountains, must be understood in context, by General George Washington’s statement, 90 years earlier.
 
To paraphrase George Washington what Washington stated at Valley Forge: “If all else fails, I will retreat up the valley of [Tennessee], plant my flag on the Blue Ridge, rally around the Scotch-Irish of that region, and make my last stand for liberty amongst a people who will never submit to [Globalist] tyranny whilst there is a man left to draw a trigger.”
 
Brothers & Compatriots; All Else has failed, temporally. Our people, white Anglo-Celtic Southerners, face cultural destruction and our demise as a people. The Solution, Lord willing, is Lee in the Mountains.

This is the scripture used for Raspail’s “The Camp of the Saints”

Revelation: 20:9 –
And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire came down from God out of heaven, and devoured them.

We are all being encompassed.

They have raised the Black Flag, shouting No Quarter! Make no mistake, they wish to exterminate us as a race. It is happening as I write. We must, some number of us, move to the Celtic Fringe, for Real community. The Celtic Fringe (Mountains from MD to N. GA, west to central TENN and KY) is STILL large majority White. We must (or die trying) establish our communities in venues that are defensible. Cities and suburbs aint gonna do it. Being a Lone Ranger aint gonna do it either.

It is time for Lee in the Mountains.

Sola Deo Gloria,

Deo Vindice

Lee in the Mountains – An Introduction to this blog

Lee in the Mountains

Our people, white Anglo-Celtic Southerners, face cultural
destruction and our demise as a people
. For decades we have
suffered the scorn and abuse of liberal/corporate elites, a
spiritual assault which taken its toll on our morale and
spirit. These elites have used media and education to burden
us with racial guilt and belittle virtually all of our
folkways—in the name, most ironically, of tolerance.

Now the elites are upping the ante. Along with the
continuing psychological assault against the South, they
have unleashed mass Third World immigration against our
region, thereby shrinking our numbers and historic
territories. And it’s not just in places like South Texas
and South Florida. Growing swaths of the interior South,
from Arkansas to North Carolina, have become alien colonies.
This trend is only one thrust of an immigration invasion
which threatens the entire Western world.

Before us lies genocide, our systematic elimination
from the face of the earth. Mass executions need not be the
means. Demoralization and amalgamation can accomplish the
task just as well.
We cannot speak for other white nations, but as for
ourselves, we affirm the self-evident truth that a people
have every ethical right to defend their very existence.
This right implies no innate malice toward others. And
indeed, it is those who deny such right who should bear the
suspicion of hatred.

Thus when our enemies charge us with “hate,” we
should consider the hateful source. Let them hurl their
invectives against us—racist, bigot, hater—and we shall
stand unmoved, drawing endurance from our love of ancestors,
our heritage, and our generations yet unborn. Race is real
and significant, and no “social construct.” Far from
shallow skin color, it is the depth of flesh and blood—the
force kinship through time.

So deep and powerful a force, we concede, may turn
toward evil as well as good. But the same may be said of any
human passion. Better to control passions than deny them.
Without them we are dead. All races today, but white
Westerners, draw sustenance—and rightly so—from their
kinship. We white Southerners now claim the same. No more
will we endure a double standard. Hypocrisy destroys harmony
among men. We seek harmony, while demanding simple justice.
True tolerance is a two-way street.

Armed with this righteous conviction, we seek the
wisdom, the knowledge and the practical means to ensure our
survival. The title of this website, Lee in the Mountains,
comes from the suggested plan of General Robert E. Lee, near
the end of the War for Southern Independence, to withdraw
his beleaguered forces from Richmond and Petersburg to the
Appalachian mountains. There, using the advantage of
terrain, he proposed to carry on the struggle.

For a number of reasons, he chose not to do so. One,
perhaps, was the belief that the Union would give some
quarter to the Southern people and not destroy them utterly.
Today, we Southerners have no such assurance. On the right
we face assault from business elites who want to destroy all
cultures—and our very souls—in pursuit of money. On the
left are the “politically correct” neo-communists who
hate our faith and love of freedom as obstacles to the
totalitarian society they wish to erect on the ruin of our
land.

Caught in this vice of Mammon and Marx, we must
execute a strategic withdrawal in spiritual and cultural
space—as well as physical space—to reform our lines and
attain some hope of survival. This website will explore the
possibilities and advocate practical action. We seek peace,
and will earnestly negotiate for it. Not negotiable is our
right to be.