The Hope is Southerners Will Recall. The Greater Hope is That Yankees Will Learn.

Occasionally, if you tune your ears toward the radio or television with the constant chat and talk, you will pick up certain casual remarks such as just happened to be carried by David Webb the other day.  “We had a ‘Civil War’ and then moved on,” was his statement.

Webb seems a nice enough guy, and honestly attempts to present himself as a “conservative.” The quotation marks are for emphasis, meaning that the word is a label he carries without really knowing what the word means. Same could have been said of Rush Limbaugh and his acolytes over the years.

Again, mostly nice guys, but have been turned away from conservative truth via a conglomeration of would-be patriots who think the fighting at Saratoga in 1783 was a great battle for national brotherhood, when in fact, one of the first (New Hampshire was first) to draw a sword for independence, with its own declaration of independence, was Virginia in June of 1776. And Virginians fought NOT in a newly found NATION magically founded on July 4th, 1776 but in a Union of independent states for which they were part, in the name of strength bringing peace. That they were an independent state was stated in the July 4th DOI after their own, earlier, DOI, and just as all of the colonies had signed.

Conservative is written as a script of “conserving.” And conserving has one purpose—to keep that which is wholesome and worthy, and keep it intact. Keep the good, abandon the bad. It does not mean war, money, and social godliness (small “g”) for the flesh of man to be loved and honored. Nor does it mean politicians can promote themselves through their slabbering and slobbering drivel in hopes of having their personal replica, as a self-portrait or marble statue, adorning the halls of the so-called “nation’s capital”—at least it seems we’ve moved away from such sloppy labels of politicians and their narcissism and at least call Washington, D.C. what it is—The Deep State.  Mostly. “deep” into the public pockets.

Liberal is not a bad moniker, nor belief, as long as the bearer is not a “liberal”. Probably no one in the Deep State or its media whores get the irony here. However, they don’t know what liberal means, thus irony starves because of them. But then…smile Emoji. Let’s continue.

Politicians are, for the most part, horrible men. And finally, thanks to the modern political gods, horrible men and women. Equality comes from man, not God. So, “ladies” you’ve come a long way (how many of y’all are really blonde?). Now you, too, can participate fully in a land half-filled with degenerates and sexual deviates.

Politicians call it Woke. Men call it Weak. I can hear the strains of “America the Beautiful” gently and smoothly in the background as the Woke-sters hum.

Praise the Lord, Yankee Doodle! And crown the good with brotherhood?

Most of these radio chatterers and politicians are well-meaning fellows (some are not and they are particularly proud of their Southern hatred—He who hath an ear let him hear, Mark L.) and count Southerners as friends who were misguided but have redeemed themselves at places like San Juan Hill, Meuse-Argonne, Normandy, Iwo Jima, Chosin Reservoir, and Khe Sanh (for the record, a disproportionate number of Southerners fought [and died] in these battles).

Of course, any sacrificial bloodshed offerings by Southerners against The British soldiers circa 1775-1883 are coincidental to any honor, as the Southern kidnapping and killing (mostly through labor) of negroes took top priority, so say contemporary Yankee blowhards raised in today’s academic world.

A new world of academics absent Dickens or Tocqueville, of course.

But the messages of these chatterers are far beyond what had/has become known as “Independence Day.” So…

It was the Virginians, through Thomas Jefferson who for the most part offered the well-known July Fourth Declaration of Independence for the additional 8 states (5 had already seceded: South Carolina, New Jersey, New Hampshire-first to secede, Rhode Island, and Virginia) for a signal of strength in its battle against the English Crown and the Crown’s constitutional parliament (not personally against King George III as some histrionic-historians idiots claim).

As a matter of fact, the real battle was one caused as a result of the smaller commercial interest fighting against the East India Company (the Google monster of the day) and its cooperate welfare of the day–EIC wanted lower taxes than everyone else, wrapped around the traditional mercantile system*.

It was under the July Fourth Declaration of Independence that 13 former colonies seceded from the British crown and declared (in the document itself) themselves free and independent states of the world. They declared themselves no nation!

The Virginians, their fellow Southerners of North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Maryland nor most colonies to the North excluding Hamiltonian national statists wanted a nation, nor necessarily fought for one at Saratoga (considered the turning point of the Revolutionary War by many) or any other place. As far as that goes most of the battles and slugfests, men and materials took place in the Southern states (colonies before July 4).

A republic of 13 independent states was later formed (1781) under articles establishing a republic confederation and by unanimous consent, later, 1787-1790 this same republic abandoned itself and ratified a new constitution after the independent states agreed to come together in convention for structure.

This constitutional government (as a union) lasted until 1861 when the Union split over the South’s paying disproportionately for Union costs and the North treating the constitution as no more than by-laws within a fraternity clubhouse.  It was at this time that Lincoln and his Yankee army invaded the new Republic of The Confederate States of America.  The Yankee army overwhelmed The Confederate States of America (C.S.A.) with large numbers of European socialist immigrants and Northern mercenaries and through monstrous burnings, lootings, and pillaging forced the South into surrender after 4 years of war.

At that time Yankee racism and reconstruction began its long march through the South. The North didn’t beat its weapons into plowshares, it beat the South into a “national submission.” No longer a union, now a national state. Today, as now known, The Deep State.


One famous writer and journalist, H.L. Mencken, had a view that rarely came up in the Yankee North. It has been passed along often, however, down South. It has never been clear whether this was due to Yankees’ inability to read or their wanton disregard for truth. Many down South have a rabid opinion on this. The vainglorious Gettysburg Address was Mencken’s target.

Though a Southerner, Mencken often drew on his notorious cynicism regarding the South. “The Sahara of the Bozart” was one of his prominent cultural darts. Mencken could make Donald Trump look like Pinky Lee.

But he took truth and history where he found it, especially when it came to the Southern Confederacy. One of his most famous critiques, as stated above, is of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, and Mencken’s analysis of it is also one his most often quoted down South and most muted up North: Up North is where all those Harvard and Yale and Columbia and Dartmouth and on and on HISTORIANS live.  But they wrote for the victor, not for the archives. Or as David Webb et al says: “We fought a ‘civil war’ and moved on.”

Mencken’s critique of the Gettysburg Address:

“But let us not forget that it is oratory, not logic; beauty, not sense. Think of the argument in it! Put it into the cold words of every day! The doctrine is simply this: the Union soldiers who died at Gettysburg sacrificed their lives to the cause of self-determination — “that government of the people, by the people, for the people,” should not perish from the earth. It is difficult to imagine anything more untrue. The Union soldiers in that battle actually fought against self-determination; it was the Confederates who fought for the right of their people to govern themselves. What was the practical effect of the battle of Gettysburg? What else than the destruction of the old sovereignty of the States, i.e., of the people of the States? The Confederates went into battle an absolutely free people; they came out with their freedom subject to the supervision and vote of the rest of the country—and for nearly twenty years that vote was so effective that they enjoyed scarcely any freedom at all. Am I the first American to note the fundamental nonsensicality of the Gettysburg address? If so, I plead my aesthetic joy in it in amelioration of the sacrilege.”

If there are blacks, negroes, colored people, people of color…pick for your own… and any of you want reparations (money, I assume) from me, then my message to you is, “Get lost.”  Unless you steal it from me through the so-called national government you are not getting a dime from me.

I don’t owe you anything. Not for work, not for indentured service, not for what the untutored academics and politicians of the world call “slavery.” Slavs were Rome’s problem not mine. And if you have your little feelings in a twit because your great-great-great-great grandpa got highjacked in Africa two or three centuries ago, that’s too bad. Take it up with your tribal (black, negro, colored, etc.) ancient functionaries who highjacked them in the first place and tied them with ropes and vines, then took them to the African coast to European human flesh traders on the west coast or to the African deserts to the north and sold them to other human flesh traders.

And if you insist on blaming white settlers in America, take it up with the New England Yankee traders who bought them and traded them in the first place. Ninety-three percent of course went to either South America or islands nations of the Caribbean and West Indies.

Or take it up with the same slave merchants who fed their brother textile mills from slaves working (for them) in the South, where about 5% of the slave population ended up.

And last but not least, if you insist on reparations because of some “Jim Crow” cry-in-the-dark, at least quit bellyaching about the Confederate States of America. For those of you who take time to read (I realize there are many in politics who can’t) at least take a peek at Pulitzer Prize-winning Author C. Vann Woodward’s The Strange Career of Jim Crow. Then go chat with your self-righteous Yankee (particularly the New England bunch) historical comic-book journalists and cable news clowns (Fox at the top of the list).

Then at least try and look at your so-called friends (BLM, Antifa, NAACP, etc.) with their socialistic Clockwork Orange futuristic history-to-be-desired. Your best interests at heart? Oh, sure!

In the meantime, the most important thing about July the Fourth, until Yankees learn to yield the truth, is that on that particular day, Vicksburg surrendered to the monster U.S. Grant and the people who treated and considered negroes with the most contempt, Yankees.

After Vicksburg, Mississippi and much of the South did not celebrate July Fourth until Pearl Harbor. And then they did it because they sent thousands to defend Yankees in the World War. Something, speaking personally, I don’t believe they Yankees would have ever done for their “National; brothers in the South,” had the rolls been reversed.

“ For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

If I didn’t know St. Paul had written this to the Ephesians, I would swear that Jefferson Davis had written it to the C.S.A.

  • Mercantilism was the economic system whereby the British Empire expected its colonies to import more from the British home interest (principally EIC) and export less back home.

Paul H. Yarbrough

I was born and reared in Mississippi, lived in both Louisiana and Texas (past 40 years). My wonderful wife of 43 years who recently passed away was from Louisiana. I have spent most of my business career in the oil business. I took up writing as a hobby 7 or 8 years ago and love to write about the South. I have just finished a third novel. I also believe in the South and its true beliefs.


  • William Quinton Platt III says:

    Morgan’s rifles won Saratoga. If not for him, and the rifle, which was a superior weapon to the muskets employed by the redcoats (in case there are any anti-gun nuts lurking about) we would be celebrating Dependence Day.

    God bless you and yours.

  • Paul Yarbrough says:

    Thank you. By the way, excuse the typo (mine) Saratoga took place in 1777 NOT 1783. My brain feeeze

  • James M Persons says:

    An excellent column! I particularly enjoyed your reference to “Mark L.” Another in the same category is Victor David H. who I once heard say that South Carolina “deserved” what Sherman and his Bummers perpetrated. People like these two act as if they personally were egregiously wronged by Gen. Lee or Stonewall or J.E.B. [NO, not “JEB!” – ugh.]. I’ve read and heard so many comments from people of this mindset I have come to the conclusion that they have some form of mental problem. Despite 160+ years of non stop propaganda in their favor people like Mark and Vic just can’t get over it. They are righteously angry and still bad mouthing the South. Strange. Maybe they are so mad because they see their ideas being more and more exposed for the tyranny that they lead to.

    • William Quinton Platt III says:

      The lies can’t be hidden any longer. If you want to know how the slaves got to the Americas, you only have to ready wikipedia’s British Empire; America, Africa and the Slave Trade. Even wikipedia, as left-leaning as it appears to be cannot prevent the truth from being presented to humanity.

      The powers that be are not able to keep the public misinformed. McPherson can ignore the Corwin Amendment…but he cannot prevent a search engine from revealing his historical omissions.

      Even public schools, with their deletion of uncomplimentary details cannot prevent students who can read from reading truth. And now you know why reading skills are decreasing in the 21st century…it serves the master that his slaves cannot read.

      • James M Persons says:


      • Richard Scott Farris says:

        Well stated good Sir, though please be more careful of the correct dates–you had my admittedly limited mind confused and thus distracted early in the article–until finally I read your mea culpa at the very end. Nevertheless, Eternal THANKS for authentic Truth so appropriate on this 247th American Independence Day of A.D. 2023. “Truth, though crushed to earth–is still Truth.” DEO VINDICE

  • L. Bell says:

    Thank you for this excellent July 4th blog post! I have greatly enjoyed your past posts on this blog. Please keep them coming.

  • Mark Maciolowski says:

    Thank you and God bless !

    “ If we are to be true to the American inheritance, society must precede government; the community must take precedence over the state. “
    Clyde Wilson “ Calhoun and Community “ in
    : “ Chronicles of the South. In Justice to so Fine a Country “.

  • Richard Scott Farris says:

    Well stated good Sir–particularly concerning your welcomed and most deserved condemnation of the rabidly anti-South bigot smug liars Levine and McPherson..Though please do be more careful of the correct dates–you had my admittedly limited mind confused and thus distracted early in the article–until finally I read your mea culpa at the very end. Nevertheless, Eternal THANKS for authentic Truth so appropriate on this 247th American Independence Day of A.D. 2023. “Truth, though crushed to earth–is still Truth.” DEO VINDICE

  • Gary says:

    These conservative talking heads can be disappointing.
    I watched Dennis Prager for a while until he hosted Ty Seidule (lately of the renaming commission).
    It’s scary to think of how many undecided people have probably been swayed by Ty’s viral five minute video about the cause of the war.
    Thanks for your articles. Keep the truth out front.

  • scott thompson says:

    anyone tuning in to fox news tonight? hehe

  • Bo chambers says:

    I wish all young southern boys and yes girls were exposed to this excellent portrayal of the truth as outlined in this article

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