Posts Tagged “Culture”

IT S ABOUT OUR CULTURE

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During election cycles, many politicians will make the charge that their opposition to the current president, senator, representative, etc. is doing such a poor job that they need to be replaced. Rather than focus on any other issue, they normally will hit pocketbook issues and complain that it is all about the money. I beg to differ.During the month of May 2017, there was a heightened level of conflict surrounding the existence of monuments and memorials of and for Southern leaders and heroes. But the real animosity and aggression is not about slavery or the Confederacy, but rather about defining what our culture should be.Culture is defined as “the way of life, especially the general customs and beliefs, of a particular group of people at a particular time. The general culture of the Southern States was regarded as Christian because of the dominant Trinitarian faith of the founders of the Southern…

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We Stand Proud

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Finally, the South also has a legacy of original political thought and cultural commentary. This is in addition to the first two legacies: the fine arts, and welcoming and integrating outer races and nationalities into its midst and assimilating them into its culture. We stand proud.Southerners Patrick Henry, George Mason, Thomas Jefferson, and others gave us our founding documents and much of the political thought behind them. Also John C. Calhoun of South Carolina gave us A Disquisition on Government, which presented the concept of “the concurrent majority.” For all these men, we stand proud.In addition, the most significant political thinkers for today are what we call “the Southern Agrarians.”Agrarianism as is defined internationally as a form of socialist land redistribution, but that is NOT I repeat NOT the definition given of Southern Agrarians. The Southern Agrarians defined the term as having an attachment to a more relaxed agricultural life style…

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