Show me a nasty feminist and I will show you a little girl with a disappointing father.

The Transportation Safety Administration confiscated my two-inch cigar cutter at the airport the other day. An acquaintance got on the plane with his pocket-knife. It’s all part of the vital global war on terror.

Congress has just voted $8 billion for “improved port security.” Contractors should call the Congressmen on their payroll and unemployed cretins should get in line immediately.

The law of supply and demand certainly works as it is supposed to in determining prices.  However, I have noticed one peculiar aspect of the law of supply and demand that seems to refute another law, the law of gravity. Prices always move up faster than they move down.

The Bush imperial citadel building on the Tigris is so huge it can be seen from space. The emperor boy expects that your great-grandchildren will still be paying interest to the Chinese on the money borrowed to build it. This for an army that cannot keep three or four men with plastic knives from blowing up a big chunk of its own headquarters.

I must be too simple and naive but I have never quite understood why U.S armed force is necessary to guarantee the flow of oil. The Persian Gulf folks need to sell it and we need to buy it. Why can’t the parties make a reasonable business deal? Could it be that keeping the oil flowing is not the actual reason for government policy, but keeping the flow under the control of the right people is?

Isn’t international cooperation grand! Rich Mexicans and rich Americans get along fine. They agree that the U.S. should have open borders. Poor Mexicans seem to think it is a good idea, too. Rich Americans and rich Mexicans are not interested in how poor Americans feel about it.

Every American town that I know of now has numerous physicians and business owners from India. What kind of citizens desert their own poor country with desperately needed skills and capital? What kind of country casually robs poor countries of their most essential people? 

U.S. residents of Mideastern origin have apparently succeeded in preventing their kind from being “profiled” for airport security. Wouldn’t you think that such folks, especially after 9/11, if they wanted to be good and loyal citizens and cared for the welfare of their fellow Americans, would understand the necessity and willingly collaborate with such profiling? 

A recent work of investigative journalism proves that Massachusetts, which has ever vaunted its supposed moral superiority, has had for decades the most monumentally and viciously corrupt government of any State of the Union.


Clyde Wilson

Clyde Wilson is a distinguished Professor Emeritus of History at the University of South Carolina where he was the editor of the multivolume The Papers of John C. Calhoun. He is the M.E. Bradford Distinguished Chair at the Abbeville Institute. He is the author or editor of over thirty books and published over 600 articles, essays and reviews and is co-publisher of, a source  for unreconstructed Southern books.

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