Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Remembrances for September – 2022


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:  https://orthochristian.com/130608.html

Along with prayers and hymns for the departed:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M6je5axPodI

4 September

Judge Spencer Roane, one of the best judges of his day, and an unsung hero for local authority.




9 September

Bill Monroe, one of the pioneers of the Bluegrass genre of music.


9 Sept.

Stand Watie, a Cherokee leader who became a general in the Confederate Army.  He was one of the last to surrender to the Yankees in the War.




15 Sept.

Robert Penn Warren, ‘at home in all the major genres–poetry, fiction, drama, and criticism–though poetry was his dominant mode. Warren was awarded three Pulitzer Prizes, a number unmatched by any other writer: one for his novel All The King’s Men (1947) and two for the poetry collections Promises (1958) and Now and Then (1978). He also received a MacArthur Prize Fellowship in 1981. The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters awarded him its Gold Medal for Poetry in 1985. In 1986 he was named poet laureate, the first in the United States to be given that title.’



16 Sept.

James Oliver Rigney, Jr (aka Robert Jordan), the writer of a renowned series of fantasy books, The Wheel of Time, amongst other works.


17 Sept.

Gov Pedro Menendez, the first Spanish governor of Florida who founded the first permanent European settlement in the South (the city of St Augustine).  A good military commander (though a little too quick to shed blood), he negotiated with the Native Americans to trade peacefully and worked to evangelize them as well.


24 Sept.

William ‘Singing Billy’ Walker, he helped popularize shape note/Sacred Harp singing in the South.





28 Sept.

Sen. Thomas Bayard, Sr, a staunch defender of the South against Radical Reconstructionists.



Also, to celebrate some of the saints of September from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, follow this link on over:



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

Anathema to the Union!

Friday, August 26, 2022

Offsite Post: ‘Two Pictures That Show How Contemptible the Deep State Is’


We hardly need more evidence, but these two pictures that surfaced over the weekend are worthy of notice.

Picture 1

The fat slob in Picture 1 dressed in a t-shirt, shorts, and sandals is the U. S. ambassador to Greece, George Tsounis, who was called upon to meet Senator Menendez on his visit to Alexandropoulis.  Two things come to mind after viewing this:

First, besides the fact that protocols for ambassadors usually call for formal dress, most any Southern boy has learned from his mama at a young age that you don’t go out in public ‘looking like a heathen’.  For Mr Tsounis to show up wearing what did is not simply an unjustifiable breach of protocol, but also a violation of the most basic manners people should show for one another.

And to compound the offense is the message on his t-shirt:  ‘Pride Beach’.  Greece, despite some backsliding religiously in recent years, still has a strong Orthodox Christian culture.  For the U. S. ambassador to flaunt his approval of the LGBT ideology in a place like Greece also shows extremely poor judgment.

There we have Exhibit A of the despicable deep state.  On to Exhibit B.

Picture 2

The man on the left in Picture 2 is the Russian political philosopher Alexander Dugin and the woman on the right is his young daughter, Darya.  An explosive device was planted on Mr Dugin’s automobile, which wound up killing his daughter instead, as she was driving the vehicle home after an event in Moscow dedicated to ‘Tradition and History’.

Think what you will about the war in the Ukraine, this is a very low and cowardly blow.  Alexander Dugin is not a part of the Putin government; he is an individual citizen, a conservative political commentator, like a Moon Griffon or a Dan Bongino.  To target him, and to endanger those around him, with the ultimate result being the death of his daughter, just to make some kind of statement to the world shows what beastly people we are dealing with in the halls of power in the West and in its puppet regime in the Ukraine (considering how the Ukrainian forces have performed in their fight against Russia makes it highly unlikely they were able to pull off an operation like this deep in Russian territory without U. S./Western intelligence aid of some kind).

Furthermore, if voicing either criticism of the Ukraine/NATO or support for Russia is enough to justify making one a target for killing, who’s next?  Tucker Carlson? Colonel Douglas Macgregor?  Pat Buchanan?  Rand Paul?

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The rest is at https://thehayride.com/2022/08/garlington-two-pictures-that-show-how-contemptible-the-deep-state-is/.


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, August 23, 2022

Offsite Post: ‘Japan and Dixie: What Two Peoples Subjugated by the Yankee Empire Have in Common’


It is a difficult thing to watch, the political leadership of Japan and the South making themselves more subservient to the globalist regime in Washington City at such a crucial time, when the evils of the unipolar U. S. world order could be dealt a crippling blow:  Sen Tom Cotton, Rep Chip Roy, PM Kishida, etc., are not making life better for the peoples of the world, or for their own.

But the deranged ruling class is one thing, and the normal folk of the traditional ethnoi whom they govern are another.  It is at this level, the level of the plain folk, that the peoples of Japan and the South can engage constructively.  And should they engage in a reasonably lengthy dialogue, they will find that they have a great deal in common.

The Sacred Land

Both Japan and Dixie view the creation as something more than dead, utilitarian matter.  For Japan,

‘ . . . the land itself is characterized as divine.  . . .  it is easy to understand how the early Japanese might have come to feel this sense of immanent divinity.  For natural beauty of scenery, Japan has few equals’ (Morton and Olenik, Japan: Its History and Culture, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, New York, 2005, p. 1).

Amongst Southerners, one will find men like the farmer-writer Wendell Berry of Kentucky who dwells often on this theme in his poems and other works and who spells the word ‘Creation’ with a capital ‘c’ to show his reverence for it.  The typical Southern feeling is put into words concisely by Edgar Allen Poe of Virginia in his poem, ‘Sonnet – To Science’:


‘SCIENCE! true daughter of Old Time thou art!

Who alterest all things with thy peering eyes.

Why preyest thou thus upon the poet's heart,

Vulture, whose wings are dull realities?

How should he love thee? or how deem thee wise,

Who wouldst not leave him in his wandering

To seek for treasure in the jewelled skies

Albeit he soared with an undaunted wing?

Hast thou not dragged Diana from her car?

And driven the Hamadryad from the wood

To seek a shelter in some happier star?

Hast thou not torn the Naiad from her flood,

The Elfin from the green grass, and from me

The summer dream beneath the tamarind tree?’

The creation seems ever on the minds of both peoples.  In one of Japan’s most famous literary works, Tale of Genji, there are passages like this one:

‘Their room was in the front of the house.  Genji got up and opened the long sliding shutters.  They stood together looking out.  In the courtyard near them was a clump of fine Chinese bamboos; dew lay thick on the borders, glittering here no less brightly than in the great gardens to which Genji was better accustomed.  There was a confused buzzing of insects.  Crickets were chirping in the wall.  He had often listened to them, but always at a distance; now, singing so close to him, they made a music which was unfamiliar and indeed seemed far lovelier than that with which he was acquainted’ (Morton and Olenik, p. 44).

Even in the midst of overwhelming difficulties – her husband President Jefferson Davis cruelly imprisoned and her people and land desolated by the Yankee invader after the War of Northern Aggression had ended – Mrs Varina Davis, showing the irrepressible love of the South towards the creatures of God’s making, still devotes several lines in her letter to her husband on observations of the natural world around her:

‘I have just been interrupted by pretty ittie Paie coming in to beg me come out and “hear sing.”  I went and heard mocking birds.  Between the borders of jonquils and hyacinths, blue, yellow, and white, and over the dry leaves and ground powdered with plum blossom petals, for the trees have bloomed and shed their blossoms.  The spireas are all in bloom, the periwinkles and the violets’ (Jefferson Davis: Private Letters 1823-1889, H. Strode, edr., Da Capo Press, New York, 1995, p. 237).

Religious Pluralism

It is said of Japan,

‘Neither the Chinese nor the Japanese people have difficulty in regulating their lives by the ideas of more than one faith at the same time.  An official might therefore attend a national festival such as the New Year ceremonies, conducted according to Shinto rites, but have a Buddhist service celebrated for the repose of his mother’s soul, and apply Confucian canons to his government administration, without the least sense of inner contradiction’ (Morton and Olenik, p. 29).

Anyone familiar with Dixie will see something similar here, where Roman Catholics, Protestant denominations of many kinds, and Judaism have all coexisted side-by-side without much problem since the early days of the South’s existence. 

Simple Faith

Dixie and Japan have also both adopted an uncomplicated folk religion emphasizing simplicity and feeling rather than abstract doctrinal analysis:

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The rest is at 


And also 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!