My daddy gave me two spankings when I was little bitty that I remember. Both were deserved and effective. To this day I am careful not to splash water all over the bathroom floor or to play on the furniture. Additionally if the eighty-two-year-old man told me today to run out to his truck to… Continue reading The Southern Man, A Whipped Dog
Is it possible that we simply cannot remain free? Not as our ancestors imagined they were or the way we think of America as the Land of the Free. Is it possible that freedom today is akin to a round bale left in the field? In time it just rots away. What if American freedom… Continue reading Home of the Fed, Land of the Complacent: The New American Peasant
Imagine the old food pyramid. Now erase what is in the compartments, but leave the compartments themselves. Now place the pyramid atop a thick horizontal green line. Beneath this green line put a very thick brown line. The brown line represents earth, the green line represents living things, and the pyramid represents the strata of… Continue reading Can you be free if you and yours cannot survive?
I want to offer to those of you who have a beating heart love of Dixie and who desire to see a permanent reconciliation of Southern Whites and Southern Blacks based on mutual respect what I think is a good example of how to deal with the race issue as it pops up, as well… Continue reading Thoughts on how to deal with the race issue here in the South.
Ok! Everybody! Sing! 🎶 I'd like to buy the world a Coke, and keep it company. 🎶 I dont want to grow up, I'm a Toys "R" Us kid! 🎶 Have it your way! Have it your way! Have it your way at Burger King! 🎶 Who wears short shorts? We wear short shorts! 🎶… Continue reading Ace is the place with the helpful hardware… androgynoid!
As a rule, it is safe to say that man is never able to say just anything to just anyone. There are always subjects that, for whatever reason, are taboo. Peoples, or a majority, or a sizeable minority will always have some views of things that they are just unwilling to have questioned, must less criticised, must… Continue reading Let’s talk about Black Folks.
Man, if allowed, will take merciless advantage of his fellow man. If you are over fifteen years old you have observed it and it is quite apparent from history. There appears to be no end to the greed or lust of man, be he the individual or the corporate body. It appears that at the… Continue reading What restrains the hand of man other than love or self-interest?
The basis of all things human is our human nature, and we cannot escape it any more than the dog can escape his, not that it would ever occur to a dog to try. But unlike a dog's nature, our nature does allow us to consider and imagine anything whatsoever. We can contemplate our very… Continue reading We Must Build Our Society on a Foundation of Common Sense, Not Ideas
Years ago I went to the Co-op in Cottage Grove, Tennessee, to fill up. A grain truck was already at the pump so I pulled up behind it and waited. The driver was sitting in the cab. I kept waiting. He kept sitting. I was getting aggravated. What I did not do was honk, or… Continue reading Southerners Are Truly Nice People
Several years ago, I was out late one night in Rome, Italy, with two brothers from Texas. Walking back to our hotel in the Forum we saw at a major and busy intersection two very angry men facing off with each other, shouting into each others' faces what must have been some very hateful Italian… Continue reading How We Go From 20 to 60 in One Second