Birthdays and New Beginnings

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Today, the 19th of January, is the birthday of the noble Son of the South, Robert Edward Lee. Born in 1807, Lee would prove in his lifetime to be one of the most capable commanders in military history. But he was not merely a man who mastered the machine of war – rather, he was also a father, a man of immense conviction and character, and a pious and long-suffering person. All of these traits serve as examples to the present, especially when contrasted to the navel-gazing and destructive attitudes of the current age. Lee was, and will remain, a man for all times. The present culture (or lack thereof) may deride him, but all may take solace in knowing that character is not negated by the fanciful and often fanatical attacks by his foes.

And while one should be rightly alarmed at the blatant anti-Southern sentiment which has gripped with hysteria both the new and aged institutions of North and South alike, one cannot allow the venomous hatred which impels these to act to overpower our own good sense. It is the love of the South, its heritage, and its heroes which will prevail. Hatred, without any sort of love to rest upon, will consume itself. Let us pray that we, like Lee, act when the time comes to act, but always bear love towards home and enemy host alike.

The Abbeville Institute (which does not have any affiliation with St Andrew’s News) is hosting a conference upon the implications of the attacks on Confederate monuments. While St Andrew’s News will likely not be in attendance, it is encouraged that any reader do so and support such a laudable institution. The location is in that “cultural crib” of the South, Charleston, South Carolina, on the 24th of February.

Events such as these are needed to re-enculturate Southerners and remind them of who they are and what they are presently losing. If any readers know of any other events, from demonstrations to educational talks, please contact St Andrew’s News so that we may relay the information.

 

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Choice is Bad, Says SPLC

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School choice apparently isn’t good enough for some people. The Southern Poverty Law Center is currently suing the State of Alabama in an effort to overturn the Alabama Accountability Act, which allows citizens to opt-out of failing schools and transfer to better schools, private or otherwise, with credits. But according to the SPLC, this idea of choice must be crushed:

…(T)he promise of the Alabama Accountability Act is an empty one…thousands of children in Alabama’s Black Belt, most of them African Americans below the poverty line, are trapped in failing schools and cannot take advantage of the Act…

According to the SPLC, if you’re on a sinking ship with only a few lifeboats, you should sink those lifeboats rather than take them. After all, we wouldn’t want anyone to be left behind, would we? Because those who are left behind don’t get a chance, we should deprive that chance of deliverance to others. It’s all sink and no safety.

The SPLC, whose self-proclaimed goal is to “fight hate and bigotry, and to seek justice for the most vulnerable members of society” has taken it upon themselves to overturn Alabamian law. They intend to do this by going to their comrades-in-ideology, the Federal government. And, considering the SPLC provides that same government with intelligence and “extremist training”, I wonder in whose favour the Fed will rule?

The SPLC’s suit, despite how idiotic, was expected here in Alabama. One State Senator, Bill Holtzclaw, said of the move:

 …(I)t’s not surprising with the SPLC and their track record

In 2012, the SPLC was responsible for inciting a man to go on a shooting spree at the headquarters of the Family Research Council, injuring a black security guard. The FRC, despite the damage the SPLC caused them, still remains on the SPLC “Hate Watch” list. That’s how hypocrites roll.

The comments on National Public Radio (better known as “Nanny-state Propaganda Repackaged”) echo the egalitarian SPLC. One commenter didn’t even try to hide his Communist views:

David Doser: Like all things that threaten the laziness and entitlement of inherited wealth GOP filth – the concept of a free and public education available equally to everyone regardless of birth circumstances makes them AFRAID and HATEFUL!

So remember: Choice of school must give way to an equal outcome -regardless of how badly it hurts students.