Joe R says Californians like him have Southern sympathies. This was my reply:
Joe, that’s why I said the Old Confederacy et al.
National Review KEPT saying Tennessee was a border state, but they stopped that after they published two letters from me asking whatthehell. Buckley’s sister answered me personally on that.
The group that runs National Review now REALLY hates the South, but that statement has not been made since.
Even Senator Baker of Tennessee, turncoat of turncoats, referred to “Our blessed South.”
In a cover article for the Southern Partisan years ago I discussed “Southern Nationalism.” I pointed out that the South IS a nation. It is not a political unit. When Ireland was politically an integral part of Great Britain it was still a nation. When Poland was repeatedly split up into partitions by Prussia, Austria, and Russia, Poland was still a nation.
Less than a year ago the Prime Minister of the Holy Land Jehovists worship said that Hitler “killed six million people of our nation.” Israel did not exist when Hitler was alive, but everybody understood exactly what he meant.
Contrary to what the Jehovists say, white gentiles like the Irish and Poles and Southerners are human, and they have nations too.
A nation exists in the mind, not on a map.
People like you are part of our nation even if they’ve never seen the South.