Go Set a Watchman: A Novel for Southern Nationalists?

Go Set a Watchman: A Novel for Southern Nationalists?


The new novel by Nelle Harper Lee, Go Set a Watchman, has garnished a lot of attention from the modern media. Pre-release reviews were a-shock at the new way in which Atticus Finch, an old-time Southern lawyer, is presented. Not surprisingly, they call him a “racist,” for his views on the state, race, and issues of citizenship. Set in the 1950s, Jean Louise Finch (Scout) returns to Maycomb on an annual trip, but discovers the world (or her perceptions of it) changed. Maycomb is locked in a battle, attempting to forestall a coming revolution. Throughout the story (which will surely be a classic), Jean Louise interacts with her kin, from whom she feels increasingly distant. Her father, Atticus, and her uncle, Dr “Jack” Finch, are two pivotal characters.

The book centres around the issue of race- how the South is being affected by the recent Supreme Court decision, and how this is being handled by various persons in the book. Jean Louise, with her progressive sensibilities and sheltered life, struggles to come to grips with Maycomb’s reaction.

Possibly the greatest, most level-headed person in the book is Dr “Jack” Finch. He’s of the old-school line of Southern agrarians (remarking that “some pervert invented machinery”) and offers a Southern nationalist view. Consider his words when talking with Jean Louise:

“Has it never occurred to you—have you never, some where along the line, received vibrations to the effect—that this territory was a separate nation? No matter what its political bonds, a nation with its own people, existing within a nation?”

Jean Louise attempts to defer the issue as a matter solely of history, the defeat of 1865 closing the issue. Again, Dr Finch gets the better of her:

“The remnants of that army (of the Confederacy) had children…They were never destroyed. They were ground into the dirt and up they popped.” (pg. 196)

Atticus, who comes across as that most laudable epitome of Southern stoicism, himself defends the South and her ways. Here are a variety of excerpts dealing with various subjects.

On the SCOTUS: “You mean because the Court said it we must take it? No ,ma’am. I don’t see it that way. If you think that I, for one citizen am going to take it lying down, you’re quite wrong.” (pg. 241)

On race: “Have you ever considered that you can’t have a set of backward people living among people advanced in one kind of civilization and have a social Arcadia?”

On citizenship: “You realize that the vast majority of our Negro population is backward, don’t you? You realize that the vast majority of them here in the South are unable to share fully in the responsibility of citizenship, and why?…But you want them to have all its privileges? (pg. 242)

On Jefferson and citizenship: “A man couldn’t vote simply because he was a man, in Jefferson’s eyes. He had to be a responsible man. A vote was, to Jefferson, a precious privilege…” (pg. 244)

On government: “Yes, I’ll accept being called a snob when it comes to government. I’d like very much to be left alone to manage my own affairs…I’d like my state to be left alone to keep house without advice from the NAACP. (pg. 245)

On race relations: “[C]an you blame the South for resenting being told what to do about its own people who have no idea of its daily problems?” (pg. 247)

The themes or GSAW are certainly more mature, and caution is advised if the book is to be read by younger audiences. The book is almost Southern Gothic in style, with death, dismay, and the somewhat grotesque being presented in a matter-of-fact way. The writing style is easily palatable, but copious amounts of literary references in the book are enough to keep one busy well after the story has ended.

Perhaps this reviewer was just stunned to see the issues of the South laid out for the modern reader by so well a known writer as Nelle Harper Lee, but the book will certainly help spark discussion on the very same issues which continue to afflict the South today. While not perfect, it is certainly a novel that any Southerner could enjoy. And, with its condemnation of the SCOTUS and emphasis on Southern identity, it could come at no better a time.


Bye, Bye, J.J. Jr.


Eventually, the duplicity of left-leaning race-baiters always comes out. Jesse Jackson, Jr., the poor man’s friend, has been convicted of misusing nearly 750,000 dollars worth of campaign funds. He has been sentenced to two years of prison, followed by 3 years of supervision and 500 hours of community service. His wife is to serve a one year prison sentence for her part in the matter.

According to jessejacksonjunior.org, Jackson fought for the advancement through his writings and political career a

…series of constitutional amendments that would guarantee all Americans the right to vote, and the right to high quality education, health care, and housing.

Despite Jackson’s talk of supporting the poor, any effort he made against poverty was ultimately through government intervention and mommy-state welfare. His own money, whether stolen or otherwise, he kept for his own personal use. One-third of Jackson’s state of Illinois is said to be in poverty, but that was just something he could wail about to get more welfare money.

Jackson used his ill-gotten funds to buy an array of needless items, ranging from MLK, Jr., memorabilia to a Rolex watch, all while wailing about the poor, under-trodden classes. The prosecuting attorney noted that Jackson wasn’t even in financial difficulty:

They were in the top 10 percent of household earnings in the United States. There’s just no need for this kind of conduct

Jesse Jackson, Jr., certainly has had a good run, though. He co-chaired Obama’s 2008 presidential election, was rated 93% out of 100% by the ACLU, 100% by the NAACP, became buddy-buddy with Nelson Mandela, and wrote a book about achieving financial success.


Jackson was, by all accounts, a liberal poster-child. He was completely anti-Dixie. We here at St. Andrew’s News have highlighted some of his most memorable quotes:

President Obama tends to idealize — and rightfully so  — Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function…   –J.J. Jr., Nov., 2011

But to truly bring about greater equality of the races and the classes in our society, to establish minimum standards of human decency and civil rights protection, to improve the overall quantity and quality of all Americans’ lives. And to move individual Americans from economic need to economic security with greater human, religious, and spiritual development, the federal government must play a significant role to build a more perfect “Union.”   – J.J. Jr., Oct., 2001

Conservative Republicans and Democrats, with the cooperation of the media, have successfully painted “welfare” and “crime” as code words for African Americans. As a result the southern-oriented and conservative Democratic Leadership Council argues that the only way Democrats can become a permanent majority party is to show “responsibility on the fundamentals”–be fiscally conservative and tough on crime and welfare–and recruit suburbanites, the middle class, the more affluent and independent swing voters (whites implied on most counts). A further translation is: Let’s move away from the traditional Democratic base and the “special interests” of people of color, women, and labor.

Conservatives today openly talk about “block grants” and “local flexibility and control,” the new catchphrase replacing “states’ rights,” which, of course, was the old code word for protecting slavery, Jim Crow segregation and racial discrimination.  –J.J. Jr., Oct., 2001

I’m calling on President Barack Obama to honor his campaign commitment of 2008 to stand behind legislation that raises the minimum wage for the American people a little more than he requested in 2008 because the numbers and the economy reflect that $10 is not an unreasonable starting point…    –J.J. Jr., June, 2012

Saving and investing even small amounts, steadily over your lifetime, is the best way to create wealth. Trying to hit it big by winning the lottery is sheer nonsense. The chance of winning is infinitesimal.                                   – J.J. Jr., July, 1999

Interestingly, despite all of Jackson’s hatred towards Alabama, he still requested our country to be imprisoned in:

I ask for Alabama so I can be as far away from everybody for a while as I can be. I want to make it a little inconvenient for everybody to get to me

The irony is so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Ondray Harris: Man of the Month


Ondray Harris has taken a stand against the Department of Justice. The former director of “Community Relations Services,” Mr. Harris has stated that the CRS is nothing more than a front for liberals and anti-white groups:

I became even more concerned as Battles (Regional Director) and others would openly share their extremely pro-minority [views] at the expense of the majority views. I felt such views compromised implementing the CRS mandate.

The majority to which Mr. Harris refers is the white core of the United States, the primary culture. Minority views, as Mr. Harris exposes, are given the greatest treatment over the host culture. Because of his Federal employees’ behaviour, Mr. Harris was forced on a regular basis

to warn or take corrective action against career employees for acting as advocates instead of mediators.

Mr. Harris also notes that,

In some cases, this is the U.S. government taking a stand against some people

So the Federal government, is, according to an insider, taking an anti-white stand at the behest of liberal partisans who influence the government from within. But a “conservative” president would change all that, right? A Mitt Romney that will ride in and roll back all the abuses and corruption? Not according to Mr. Harris:

That’s not going to change regardless of what political party controls the White House

That’s why secession is the only clear way to get out from underneath an unreformable Federal government.

Ondray Harris is certainly a brave man. For that, he gets St. Andrew’s News “Man of the Month.”

Unfortunately for Mr. Harris, he is most likely considered a whistle-blower by the Fed. And we know what happens to whistle-blowers.


Senator: Being Against Obama or the Fed Makes You Racist

Alabama’s Democratic  Senator Vivian Davis Figures has stated that the GOP Party is “racist.” How comes she by this conclusion? Because of Alabamians opposition to Obama’s big-government policies:

It seems to me that once Obama was elected we started hearing the Republicans attack him on almost everything he tried to do, especially in health care

But Sen. Figures is wrong- true conservatives dislike Obama not because of ethnicity, but because of his mandates and programs. A Conservative Party should be expected to go against non-conservative ideas- especially government health care.

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The Senator continues:

We started hearing Republicans in office and Republicans running for office attacking the federal government, charging the federal government had suddenly become intrusive in our lives, that it was overreaching into our places of business and into our homes. And with every charge they made they used Obama’s name.

Again, the Senator misses the point. Conservatives should be expected to go against big government, especially at the Federal level. Many people do charge Obama with wrongdoing – and he is responsible as the head of the Federal government. But the Federal government itself is also corrupt, minus the President. Obama has just accelerated and made apparent the deficiencies that were already present.

The Senator’s conclusion:

I think it’s racism. At its core I just do

The charge of racism is a good way to smear enemies. This has happened recently to the national Republican Party, whose leaders have embraced cultural suicide for the sake of getting out from underneath the word, and Jack Hunter, who recants his previous convictions because they aren’t pleasing the liberal media. Sen. Figures is attempting to do that here in Alabama, undoubtedly to gain media sympathy while detracting from her “racist” opponents (namely, Sen. Jeff Sessions).

Senator Figures is apparently unaware of her her own States history, as she states that Alabama remained silent on the liberal policies of past Presidents. The Alabama GOP reminded Senator Figures that

Alabama opposes the liberal policies being put in place by Obama’s administration, especially the so-called Affordable Care Act. We opposed the same measure when Bill Clinton pushed it in the 1990’s when it was referred to as “Hillarycare.’ Senator Figures would be well served to pay more attention to history…We don’t vote for our elected officials based on race, but based on their policies

The Alabama GOP demanded an apology from Senator Figures, who responded

I will apologize for nothing I said on Tuesday evening,

But a liberal never has to apologise. Figures.PompousIdiot


Birmingham to Host Rally Honouring Martin


That great race-baiter Al Sharpton is planning a protest in Birmingham to show displeasure over the recent Zimmerman verdict.

Sharpton has called on the Federal government to override the law in favour of political pandering:

When states failed us decades ago, it was the federal government that stepped in with federal protections. Today, as we are watching another grave setback to justice, it is incumbent upon the federal justice department to investigate possible civil rights violations in this case.

The Federal government is only too happy to comply. Erik Holder (of Fast & Furious fame) is asking citizens to turn in information concerning past “civil-rights” violations by Zimmerman, and one of the Zimmerman household believes their house is now bugged.

Sharpton himself has had a long history of supporting liberal policies, from abortion to Sodomy. Sharpton has also recently come into the spotlight for dating a woman 20 years his younger while still being married.

President Obama has criticised Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” laws, saying that Trayvon Martin could still be alive if it weren’t for the law. In this, the President displays a grave misunderstanding: Zimmerman didn’t shoot the 17-year old Martin because the law was on his side, he shot the youth because he was in the process of beating his head into the pavement, “MMA style.” But the President persists that Martin “could have been me, 35 years ago.” It is doubtful that milquetoast Obama would have had the assertive gall that Martin possessed. And if violent confrontation hadn’t followed (and the jury stated that Zimmerman had no intention of violence, but apparently Martin did), Trayvon wouldn’t be dead. But Obama seems only concerned with inciting more riots and protests, even though he “asks for calm”:

There are very few African American men who haven’t had the experience of walking across the street and hearing the locks click on the doors of cars…That happens to me — at least before I was a senator. There are very few African Americans who haven’t had the experience of getting on an elevator and a woman clutching her purse nervously and holding her breath until she had a chance to get off. That happens often

Could it be because blacks -as Obama himself admits- are “disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence”? But liberals continue to attack the innocent Zimmerman while even praising Communists like Che Guevara.

But this is just a Crazy A** Cracka talking.

Gov. Bentley: Alabama GOP Needs to be “More Diverse”

It’s bad enough when the National Grand Old Party is against its core voting block – white Southerners- but when it’s on a State level, it reaches a whole new low. Governor Bentley is now calling on the new generation of Republicans to embrace diversity:

We need an infusion of folks who aren’t just us old, white men and women


While reaching out to non-white voters is admirable, to create a dramatic change in the makeup of a party along the lines the Governor is suggesting is lunacy. Does the Alabama GOP need non-white voters? Alabama itself is predominately white at 70%, with blacks at 26%  and hispanics at 4%. In order to create a party encompassing a majority other than white persons, the European core of Alabama would have to be decreased significantly. The greatest method, and one that has worked increasingly since 1960, is displacement by foreign peoples. But, according to the Census Bureau,

Only five states—Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, and West Virginia—had a lower percentage of races other than White in 2000 than in 1950.
Alabama, unlike other areas such as California, has resisted efforts to alter the make-up of the State. If things were left as they are, Alabamian culture would continue on as it is into the conceivable future.
Should the Alabama GOP welcome non-white voters? Of course, it would be idiotic to deny probable voters based on race. True conservatives- men in the mold of Walter Williams and H.K. Edgerton are a boon to any cause.But Bentley’s words signal a discomforting shift from the anti-illegal immigration Governor to more of a Lindsey Graham type figure, who repeatedly has sold out his Carolinian base in favour of progressive displacement. There may come a time when all Alabamian culture is overwhelmed with peoples who cannot properly integrate, such as with large amounts of illegal immigration. What then happens to the GOP?
The Governor may not realize it, but his words are eerily similar to Rep. Norton’s (Dem- Washington, D.C.) who stated:

the growth of the Hispanic population is going to mean the end of this section of this – this southern section white party of old men, and they know it,

An attempt at prostrating yourself before other voters will likely be seen as a sign of party weakness- alienating the GOP bloc and stiffening opponents’ resolve. Mr. Bentley made clear, however, that in doing so Republicans should not abandon their “economic” principles. As if that is all that matters.


A Small Victory

The Voting Rights Act Section 4, long a tool to suppress the South, has been overturned (surprisingly) by the current Supreme Court. Section 4 declared that any changes made in regards to voting must gain Federal approval or be considered invalid. While it’s a step in the right direction, the entirety of the Voting Rights Act needs to be abolished.

Not Surprisingly, Our Glorious Leader has called out the SCOTUS, saying,

I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.

And then Obama called upon Congress to

pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls. My Administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.

Alabamians, rather than having the ability to sort things out amongst ourselves, have carried the weight of this “Reconstruction” style act probably more than any other country within the United States. Reaction towards the move has been generally favourable, except for that liberal section of Alabama whose wishes are granted by playing the “racist” game.

State Representative Holmes (D-Montgomery) has already been playing the fool:

It’s very sad that the United States Supreme Court would make such a ruling in this day when they know that in most southern states that the Republicans have taken control, not only the governorship, but the state legislatures. And they’re trying to do everything they can to get it back like it used to be. And I’m mighty afraid if we’re not real careful it will get back like it used to be

Online reactions to Holmes and his liberal compatriots have been very pro-Dixie:

DSHornet: The “black political leaders in Alabama” seem not to notice something glaringly obvious in today’s ruling.
You wanted fairness in the voting process. As cited elsewhere, there is about 1% difference in the rates of Black and White rates of voter registration. Over the last fifty years you have enjoyed Federal Government supervision in the voting process so you could get the equality in the process you wanted and, frankly, deserved. In other words, you won. You reached the goal. What is your problem?

mike: You just know in your heart that the Supreme Court made the correct decision if this group of racist politicians are opposed to it.

keithinala: Give it up Rogers, it’s State’s rights, as the founding fathers intended. Enough of your Washington big brother endless control.

bamatexan4: Folks who make a career of being black like Jesse and Al ain’t gonna like this.

Skinnerton: After 50-years of failure, for ALL Southerners, it is time to move forward! Like George Corley Wallace, Lyndon B. Johnson bowed to the yankees, imposing detrimental act upon ALL Southern people.

Rep. Holmes has also previously called on a Confederate flag to be removed from I-65 even though it is on private property, saying that it is a distraction to drivers and a racist emblem. In addition, he came out against every Alabamian regardless of colour over the flag:

We are going to consider calling for a nationwide economic boycott against the state of Alabama


St. Andrew’s News is eagerly awaiting as more heavy-hitters, like Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and Tom Woods, weigh in on the recent SCOTUS ruling.

Until next time, may St. Andrew Bless Y’all heartily.