Friday, April 28, 2023

Remembrances for May - 2023


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:

May 1st

Harry Hosier and George Liele. (The exact dates of their deaths are not recorded, so the approximation of 1 May is used instead.)

Harry Hosier was a slave, born in North Carolina, folks reckon, and after gaining his freedom he became a very talented preacher who rode with Bishop Francis Asbury on his circuits.

George Liele was a slave from Georgia who became a fruitful missionary in Jamaica upon gaining his freedom.

May 2nd

William Dawson

The head of the School of Music at the Tuskegee Institute.  A noted composer and conductor of choral/orchestral music.

May 4th

William Henry Trescot

‘Writer, diplomat, historian.’  A native of South Carolina who wrote an important short essay titled ‘The Position and Course of the South’.;idno=ABT5714

May 6th

Judah P. Benjamin

A Louisiana lawyer and senator, and later Secretary of State for the Confederacy.  He went through hard times with the grace characteristic of the South.

He may have had a hand in planting States’ Rights ideas into the Canadian constitution from his time as a lawyer in England.

May 9th

Augusta Jane Evans Wilson

‘Augusta Jane Evans Wilson (1835-1909) was one of the most popular American novelists of the nineteenth century and certainly the most successful Alabama writer of her time. Her literary fame made her a prominent citizen of Mobile, where she spent most of her life.  . . .  She published nine novels, of which Beulah and St. Elmo are the best-known.’

May 10th

Gen Thomas J. ‘Stonewall’ Jackson

One of the South’s finest men.

May 10th

John Gould Fletcher

A Pulitzer Prize winning writer.  A craftsman of both poetry and prose.

May 10th

Confederate Memorial Day for North and South Carolina

May 11th

Roger Busbice (2019)

A man from our own time, but a man nevertheless dedicated to Dixie’s well-being.  He was a kind mentor to those who asked him for help in learning about Southern ways.

May 12th

Gen J. E. B. Stuart

One of the South’s best cavalry commanders.

May 25th

Sarah Breedlove (Madam C. J. Walker).  ‘This child of sharecroppers transformed herself from an uneducated farm laborer and laundress into one of the twentieth century’s most successful, self-made women entrepreneurs.’

May 25th

Rev Benjamin Morgan Palmer

An influential pastor in New Orleans both behind and away from the pulpit.

May 25th

George Garrett

Virginia’s Poet Laureate from 2004-6, amongst many other literary achievements.

May 26th

Eliza Lucas Pinckney

An enterprising matron in the worlds of business and art.

May 30th

Confederate Memorial Day for Virginia

Also, to celebrate some of the saints of May from the South’s Christian inheritance of various lands, visit these pages:


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, April 25, 2023

Offsite Post: ‘Who’s Responsible for the Epidemic of Violent Crime?’


Tragically, there have been more shootings in Bastrop, Monroe, Baton Rouge, and other places in Louisiana.  And the same solutions are being presented – stricter judges, more police with better training.  These are needed, but this does not go to the root of the problem. 

Man is not just a body and a brain.  He also has a soul, a heart, a conscience, a nous.  He is created in the image and likeness of God, the All-Holy Trinity, and his highest calling in life is union with this same God Who has made him, through the incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ and the descent of the Holy Ghost into this world, through life in and union with the Church, which is the resurrected, ascended, and glorified Body of the Lord Jesus.

Anyone who hides these truths from young men and women, anyone who causes them to stumble and reject them – by teaching them they evolved from lifeless protoplasm over billions of years, by indoctrinating them with hate-filled ideologies, by making them worship the false gods of sports, money, sex, drugs, etc., – anyone who does this shares the responsibility for the rise in violent crime we are witnessing.

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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!

Friday, April 21, 2023

Offsite Post: ‘The Good A Single Leader Can Accomplish’


Most Louisianans are familiar with our woeful placement on the best and worst lists of various kinds.  It is a depressing situation.  However, God’s Providence has intervened at times in other places when things looked spectacularly bleak.

Greece in the early 20th century offers us an example of that very thing.  During many of those years, she was rife with economic problems, political divisions, and nearly continuous warfare.  But in 1936 a remarkable leader by the name of Ioannis (John) Metaxas took hold of the reins of government as Prime Minister.  What he was capable of doing in four short years with the chaos he inherited should fill every Louisianan’s heart with hope.  Here are some of his achievements that are most worthy of notice by our State:

-Strengthened agriculture:  ‘By 1938, the cultivable acres of Greece had increased to 25.841.400 from 12.452.980 that was since 1922.’

Farming is the South’s primordial economic/cultural enterprise.  A leader who could arrange a large-scale return to the land for Louisiana families like PM Metaxas would be a great blessing, especially when so many of our rural communities have been hollowed out by bad policies in recent years.

-Strengthened traditional Greek culture:  ‘ . . . establishing organizations, institutions and cultural centres, most notably Stegi Grammaton kai Technon, organized theatrical presentations for the first time in ancient theatres, founded the national organization for publishing school books.’

Imagine a governor of Louisiana setting up cultural centers in major cities to promote Louisiana/Southern heritage, as well as presses to print school books that present that history in a positive light, as opposed to the current deluge of woke slander.

-‘Cancelled the Greek national debt.’

This is very much in the mold of the Jubilee year debt cancellation in the Old Testament Law (Leviticus 25) and dovetails very nicely with the Holy Apostle Paul’s injunction to owe no debt but the debt of love (Romans 13:8).  It is also in keeping with Jefferson’s vision of a debt-free government rather than the permanent, financialized debt of Hamilton.  Whatever debts Louisianans have accumulated because of the unconstitutional excesses of Washington City should be repudiated by a strong Louisiana leader, and unfunded State liabilities must also finally be resolved.

-‘Established protection and restoration of every archaeological artefact and monument in the country. It is interesting to note that during wartime, Metaxas ordered the protection of as much archaeological artefacts and monuments as possible by hiding them underground.’

This doesn’t need much comment.  The destruction of memorials honoring the virtues of Southern leaders is a travesty on a number of levels.  A protector/restorer of these monuments is certainly needed.

-‘Responsible for the Metaxas Line, one of the largest fortification complexes at the time . . .’

Such a line isn’t quite as important as it once was, in our age of drones, missiles, etc., but for keeping out large numbers of illegal immigrants and their contraband, a series of barriers of some sort might prove necessary.

-‘Fought against communism, which had begun expressing anti-Hellenic ideologies.’

-‘Fought against crime and drugs. He deployed units which uncovered drug dealing companies and confiscated huge amounts of imported drug substances. In just 5 years robberies had dropped from 82 to 13 and assassinations had dropped from 360 to 67.’

The necessity to combat evil ideologies and crime of all sorts hardly needs comment either, yet the lack of competent leadership has left Louisiana vulnerable to and weakened by scourges like violent crime, drug overdoses, homosexual rights, transgenderism, communism, atheism, the occult, and such things.  There is unfortunately quite a battle to wage in Louisiana in this regard.

-‘He organized, educated and armed the Greek Army so well that in 1940 everybody in Europe was amazed from its triumphant victories in the mountains of Epirus to such an extent that the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill proclaimed “From now on, we will not say that Greeks fight like Heroes, but that Heroes fight like Greeks”.’

This is familiar enough to Louisianans.  Such a figure would be another manifestation of the martial spirit so prominent in Southern life heretofore.  In the fight against criminals and other wrongdoers, that spirit will be essential.

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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!

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Offsite Post: ‘Goodbye Petrodollar, Hello Worthless Dollar’


Some might not have noticed, but Saudi Arabia has single-handedly dealt a big blow to the strength of the US dollar in the world’s economy:


Saudi Arabian Finance Minister Mohammed al-Jadaan said on Tuesday that his government is willing to consider alternatives to the U.S. dollar for international trade.


Saudi Arabia’s currency has been pegged to the dollar since 1986. The link was forged after the Arab-Israeli War and the OPEC oil embargo against the United States in the early 1970s.


The process of reconciliation between the Saudis and the U.S. included a deal for the Saudis to invest their oil profits with the U.S. Treasury, and to price their oil in U.S. dollars on the international market.


This created the mighty “petrodollar,” from which both the Saudi and American economies drew great benefits. The Saudi riyal formally married the U.S. dollar in 1986, completing a financial fusion that provided much-desired stability to the rather volatile Saudi economy of that time.


Decoupling the riyal from the dollar would be a major change for both countries and for the global oil market. Analysts have long considered such a change potentially cataclysmic but unlikely, especially while the Saudis are embarked on Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s Saudi Vision 2030, an ambitious reform agenda to diversify their economy away from petroleum.


Al-Jadaan said at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos that Saudi Arabia is open to considering other currencies.

This is more evidence that a new geopolitical configuration is coming into existence.  Countries around the world have had enough of the Yankee-liberal-globalist order that has dominated since the end of WWII and more so since the collapse of Soviet communism.  During this time, most of what they have gotten from the US/NATO is bombings and assassinations when they didn’t follow the commands of the West, and empty materialism and propaganda promoting sexual perversion (LGBT ‘rights’) when they did.  Most of these places aspire to more traditional ways of living.  The Brazilian journalist Pepe Escobar, quoting the French analyst Emmanuel Todd, explains, seeing the war in the Ukraine as one of the main drivers of this realignment:


– On a more erudite interpretation of that “clash of civilizations” fallacy, Todd goes for soft power and comes up with a startling conclusion: “On 75 percent of the planet, the organization of parenthood was patrilineal, and that’s why we may identify a strong understanding of the Russian position. For the collective non-West, Russia affirms a reassuring moral conservatism.”


– So what Moscow has been able to pull off is to “reposition itself as the archetype of a big power, not only “anti-colonialist” but also patrilineal and conservative in terms of traditional mores.”


 . . . the overall sentiment across the Global South characterizes the war, “described by mainstream media as a conflict over political values, in fact, on a deeper level, as a conflict of anthropological values.”

The post-WWII West, however, has been wedded to the opposite, to what Dr. Steve Turley calls ‘emancipatory politics’:

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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!