Friday, July 30, 2021

Remembrances for August


Dear friends, if you have time, please pray for these members of the Southern family on the day they reposed.  Many thanks.

But one may ask:  ‘What good does it do to pray for the departed?’  An answer is offered here:

Along with prayers and hymns for the departed:

1 August

Rev James Henley Thornwell, one of the most formidable theological writers of the South.  You may read some of those writings here:

3 August

Miss Flannery O’Connor, one of Dixie’s best writers, fiction and non-fiction.

24 August

Jerry Clower, one of the South’s finest comedians.

26 August

William Byrd II, a colonial Virginian of many attainments.

Also, to celebrate some of the saints of August from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow this link on over if you’d like:


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Offsite Post: ‘It’s Time to Make Ivermectin Available OTC’


The decision to invest all hopes of ending COVID in an experimental mRNA shot is ending in utter failure.  The most vaccinated places are seeing a notable rise in cases and deaths amongst those who have received these shots.

Even the mainstream media is beginning to admit this.

We urgently need our State officials in the Louisiana Legislature or outside of it to give the citizens of this State real, effective options to overcome this epidemic.  One way to do this is to make Ivermectin available over the counter.  It has proven itself over and over again during this illness as a reliable way to both prevent and treat COVID.

Every citizen needs to demand that the Legislators call themselves into emergency session immediately and pass such legislation for the sake of the men and women of Louisiana.  . . .

The rest is at .


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Mark Levin’s Terrible Education Idea


Mark Levin has come up with one of his worst ideas yet:  Put cameras in all public school classrooms:

This is supposed to prevent teachers from indoctrinating students with false history, dangerous ideologies, etc., but what it will end up doing is something just as bad as any of those evils:  making all these students comfortable with the idea of a panopticon spying apparatus that will surveille them at all times. 

Indeed, Mr Declan Leary, in his excellent piece on the pitfalls of mandatory public education, indicates that public schools have always been nothing but factory centers for the production of regimented, soulless worker drones:


Economically, the transition was disastrous—not necessarily quantitatively speaking, but in terms of proper economics: that is, the ordering of material conditions toward human flourishing. Following the execution of a project whose professed goal was the elevation of all to the condition worthy of citizens, human life and society have only become more systematized, and power and wealth have concentrated in the hands of a corrupt and entirely unaccountable few. It would, of course, be incorrect to speak of forced education as the cause of this disorder; it is merely a means for its preservation and a catalyst for its accelerated progress.


One of the most original and incisive critics of mandatory schooling was the Roman Catholic priest and anarchish social philosopher Ivan Illich. In some respects a perverse social liberal, Illich was in others a trenchant and insightful prophet against modernity, especially concerning the dehumanizing tendencies of modern institutions. A key aspect of Illich’s argument, first laid out in Deschooling Society (1971) was that the institutionalization of education aids in the institutionalization of society writ large. From the age of five through at least the age of 16, American children are systematically integrated into an order that is itself always integrating further, always expanding the bounds of its control. Progressivism, leftism, modernism—whatever word we use for it—begins in schools not because teachers happen to be liberals, but because it is in the very nature of education as we know it.


In addition to being dehumanizing, totalizing, and unnatural—or perhaps as a result of it—modern, institutionalized education cannot even be called a success according to its own standards. A hundred odd years on, the experiment of corralling children in the classroom is an obvious and abject failure. Especially among demographics whom government-mandated and funded schooling is most meant to aid, few positive results can be seen and a bevy of available metrics indicate that forced schooling simply doesn’t work. We have dumped billions of dollars, trillions of hours, and millions of childhoods into a system that produces employees for Jeff Bezos and voters for Joe Biden who, if they are lucky, can at least do long division.



Mr Levin’s camera proposal only exacerbates these problems.  And a further thought:  How is inuring millions of children to constant, universal surveillance not a gigantic step towards the ‘American Marxism’ Mr Levin has been railing against lately?

He is profoundly wrong in his prescription for ‘fixing’ American education.  Mr Leary’s solution is far superior:  Scrap mandatory schooling altogether and replace it with apprenticeships.  Please read his whole essay; it is worth the few minutes it will take to do so.

And, please, Mr Levin, ‘Leave them kids alone!’  (Pink Floyd)


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Offsite Post: ‘A Southerner’s Conversation with Dr Fauci’


(This fictional conversation is not intended as medical advice for anyone.  It is merely an attempt to explain why many Southerners have refused to let themselves be coerced into getting a treatment around which there still swirls a host of questions and concerns.  The quotes from Dr. Fauci are real (with minor edits for flow) and clicking on his name links to the source of each quote.)

Plain-folk Southron, Edwin:  Gracious, it seems we have upset you mightily, Dr Fauci.  Look at yourself – spluttering all kinds of impolite things about the South!

Dr Fauci:  ‘I think there’s no reason not to get vaccinated. Why are we having red states and places in the South that are very highly ideological in one way, not wanting to get vaccinations – vaccinations have nothing to do with politics.’

Edwin:  Well, sir, we agree there.  But our deciding to forego your COVID shots has less to do with politics than actual science.

Dr Fauci:  ‘Attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science. Because all of the things that I have spoken about consistently from the very beginning have been fundamentally based on science. Sometimes those things were inconvenient truths for people, and there was pushback against me. So if you are trying to get at me as a public health official and scientist, you’re really attacking not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you are attacking science. And anybody that looks at what is going on clearly sees that. You have to be asleep not to see that.’

Edwin:  Do try and stay calm, Dr Fauci.  This isn’t personal.  Despite what you may have heard living up there in New England and within the pale of the Washington City bureaucracy, we’ve made some pretty good strides here at the South.  Most of us can read now, and what we’ve seen about COVID and its treatments doesn’t incline us to follow your recommendations.

We see, for instance, that there are lots of reports of dangerous blood clots resulting from the shots intended to protect people from COVID; that they also pose an unusually high risk for children and young adults; that natural immunity is much more effective and long-lasting than that conferred via inoculation.  And then there is the moral objection of folks to taking a medication that was developed using tissue from aborted babies.

Together with all that, we believe like the Psalmist:  ‘For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.’ 

God has something to say about our bodies, not just the a-religious scientist.

Dr Fauci:  ‘There are a lot of things about organized religion that are unfortunate, and I like to stay away from it.’

Edwin:  That explains a few things.  Be that as it may, you have to remember, Doctor, that people are not machines.  Yet that’s the mindset of those who made and are promoting the COVID shots.  Dr Charles Hoffe of Canada put it like this:  . . .

The rest is at .


Holy Ælfred the Great, King of England, South Patron, pray for us sinners at the Souð, unworthy though we are!

Anathema to the Union!