I spent a lot of time in the East Tennessee mountains
during the 1960s. Greenville, Tennessee, has no Confederate
monument. It only has a UNION memorial!
But when I was there East Tennessee was Wallace country.
The local conservative Republican congressman spent
a lot of his time at the Wallace for President headquarters.
You will still find more Confederate license plates
in that area than you will in South Carolina.
During the Civil War, East Tennessee was Andrew Johnson's
home country. He was a Unionist who did not like the
ruling Southern "slavocracy" which dominated western
Tennessee. I can understand that point of view, though
I do not think it justified treason against the South.
But today, the once Unionist area of mountain Tennessee
is among the "goodest" of the good guys.
During the Civil War, both the Surgeon General and
the Deputy Surgeon General of the Confederacy were
Jews. The Secretary of the Confederate Treasury was
one of the only two Jews ever elected to the United
States Senate up to that time. The other had been
Like all political theorists, I have a very complex
Or at least I have as complex a world view as you
would expect from somebody who is from Pontiac, South
My world view is that the people who are on our side
are good and the people who want to destroy us are
Am I anti-semitic? That depends on the semite.
Bigotry is defined as wanting to harm other people on the
basis of characteristics like their race or national origins.
On December 8, 1941, the Congress of the United States
adopted one of the most bigoted statements in human history.
It declared war on Japan. Under international law that declaration
meant that every American became a mortal enemy, individually,
of every person in the Empire of Japan.
If you forget a minor incident that occurred at Pearl
Harbor in December 7, 1941, the only explanation for the
American Congress' action was pure racial and national bigotry
and nothing else.
Franz Boas spent his life teaching - at public expense
- that white gentiles were the common enemies of Jews and
all other minorities. As another Jewish gentleman, Noel
Ignatiev, who teaches at Harvard, put it, "The goal of abolishing
the white race is on its face so desirable that some may
find it hard to believe that it could incur any opposition
other than from committed white supremacists."
You can state this as honestly as Ignatiev does, or you
can say, "I'm Jewish, so of course I'm against racism."
Since being against racism now means that every white majority
country must become "multiracial and multicultural," either
way you say it is pure genocide.
That is a more vicious declaration of hatred than the attack
on Pearl Harbor was.
Am I anti-semitic? If a semite considers the very existence
of my race to be anti-semitic, you 're damned right I am
as anti THAT semite as it is humanly possible to be.
Who Says, "Are You Calling Me a Liar?" Probably Is a Liar
My life was spent in professional politics, so judging people
is part of my professional background.
I have pointed out before that one thing that became clear
to me over the years had to do with someone who calls everybody
"Liar!" I discovered that every person who used the word
liar a lot was himself not to be trusted.
I think this is because, to those of us who take the simple
truth seriously, liar is a huge word. It means someone INTENTIONALLY
misleads you. A person who takes it seriously will not use
that word often.
The same thing is true of those who, when you question
them, immediately respond, "Are you calling me a LIAR!?"
Not everything we are told is correct, as every adult knows.
No one who takes the truth seriously is immediately going
to think that a question amounts to an accusation of lying.
In the same vein, white trash will cut you with a knife.
Where I was raised, it was useful for me to know if I was
dealing with trash. What I found out was, "Trash is always
Trash has a very low self-image. That is a good judgment,
since they should have a low self-image. They ARE low.
So trash will naturally take anything you say in the worst
possible way. Someone who says, "Are you calling me a liar?"
is showing that, if he is not actually trash, he is first
cousin to it.
Life is too short to deal with touchy people, and if you
deal with trash, it can get a lot shorter.