Read the thread.
What are your principles?
And how do they compare to those people within 5 miles of you?
“And how do they compare to those people within 5 miles of you?”……..How big do they make wood chippers?
Oh they make chippers that are more than up to the task.
They make them big enough to take a whole tree ….. 50/48B NCL Track Whole Tree Drum Chipper. The chipper is not your problem. Its keeping the bait bucket full that is the issue.
Straw Man fallacy:
The posted exemplar is neither Boomer, nor conservatism.
Like military intelligence, or jumbo shrimp, it is an oxymoron bereft of linguistic value.
“Boomer” is a vacuous concept that merely identifies a swath of Americans, composing nearly 1/3rd of them, who notably share absolutely nothing in common politically other than a cluster of contiguous birthdates from 1945 to roughly 1965 (depending upon whom you ask, which should be a first glaring clue that the term is a subjective will o’ the wisp, and not a serious descriptive).
Conservatism is far more, and far less, than the nonsensical mis-amalgamation presented as such above, probably by someone for whom politics is a chore, thought about same is right out as utterly “too hard”, and coherent principles derived from such are mainly notable for their complete and utter absence.
The exemplar is the cafeteria utilitarian political stance of someone who can’t struggle to the end of the equation 1+1=2, so just slaps some numbers together, and calls everything that results Brand X.
X is not = conservatism, of any stripe, except in some drug-fueled haze or psychosis-addled concoction of Humpty Dumpty in Through The Looking Glass, where “words mean exactly what I want them to, neither more nor less.” That’s a Chomsky-style recipe for twisting language in service of an agenda, exactly the sort of thing the Left has done since Marx and Engels were busy in Berlin in the mid-1800s, at exactly the time Carroll published Through The Looking Glass.
“When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean—neither more nor less.”
“The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so many different things.”
“The question is,” said Humpty Dumpty, “which is to be master—that’s all.” – Lewis Carroll
People who think Carroll was telling children’s stories instead of writing biting social commentary prescient a century and a half ago are not tall enough for this ride.
But let’s not let such petty realities interfere with a good screed, followed by a fine public whipping, shall we?
The mob will be by turns disappointed, then upset.
And that’s always good spectacle.
Aesop, unsurprisingly, you left out the most common oxymoron.
“Bear not the yoke with unbelievers. For what participation hath justice with injustice? Or what fellowship hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? Or what part hath the faithful with the unbeliever?”
2 Corinthians 6:14-15
“The thesis of this book is that Judaism and Christianity do not form a common tradition, ‘the Judeo-Christian tradition.’ They are not compatible … only now, for reasons of politics and sociology, have some representatives of Judaism maintained otherwise….”
Rabbi Jacob Neusner, Jews and Christians: the myth of a common tradition, ISBN 1-586841-08-4, Binghamton NY: Classics in Judaic Studies
From BOTH the Judaic and Christian perspectives, “Judeo-Christian” is an oxymoron in the vein of “defector-believer.” Keep in mind that, as the rabbis freely stipulate, Judaism is a post-Christian religion, hence Christianity preceded Talmudic Judaism, not vice versa:
“Pharisaism became Talmudism, Talmudism became Medieval Rabbinism, and Medieval Rabbinism became Modern Rabbinism. But throughout these changes of name, inevitable adaptation of custom, and adjustment of Law, the spirit of the ancient Pharisee survives unaltered.”
Rabbi Dr. Finkelstein, The Pharisees: The Sociological Background of Their Faith, The Jewish Publication Society of America (1946) p. xxi
“The term Judaeo-Christianity, strictly speaking, applies only to those Christians, born in Judaism, who looked upon the Law as still binding, and who therefore found themselves in an irreconcilable conflict, not only with St. Paul, but with all Christianity.”
Batifol, “Primitive Catholicism,” p. 238; Harnack, “History of Dogma”, I, 289 in Rev. Fernand Mourret, SS., Rev. Newton Thompson, STD (translator), A History of the Catholic Church, Volume I Period of Early Expansion, St. Louis MO (Herder Book Co.) 1946, p. 79
I wasn’t making an exhaustive list, but glad to see you can still hear your own dog whistle that no one is blowing.
The principles are not wrong…. They are just 130 years out of date.
I thought we were at the point that so-called conversations about race were a waste of time. Guess not.
Borrowing from Ross Perot, when you see a snake, kill it.
Expanding on that, one of my better employers over the years had it as a stated policy: If you see a problem, understand what needs to be done, and have the skills and resources to solve the problem, it’s your responsibility to solve it, or to marshal the resources and skills needed to.
Within a 5 mile radius of my new AO, I have extremely clannish neighbors that don’t want any damn Yankees stirring up the pot. So, it’s gonna take awhile to build rapport, do some good deeds, and so on. Forging the hero, wot wot.
My very next door neighbors are from Wisconsin originally, though they’ve been in the south for over 20 years. Good people, for the most part, and right in line for neighborhood defense. Although I’m a South Carolina native, I’m not “from around here”, so I tread lightly most of the time. I was born down near the coast, my granny was a “Charleston girl” which was a big thing back in the day. But, the area I live in now was full of “Piney Wood Folk”, people that the Charleston elites didn’t associate with. It took Governor “Pitchfork” Ben Tillman to set up Clemson University, on land the family of John C. Calhoun donated, for the rest of the people, people that the University of South Carolina ignored.
All that said, everyone that’s a South Carolina native will unite when challenged by those outside our state and culture.
I’ve lived in many places, such as Montana and California, every one of them has similar things within their culture.
“every one of them has similar things within their culture.”
Yes, they do. State of Jefferson comes to mind (soj51.org); I was a big supporter – still am.
I was born in Massachusetts and raised in New Hampshire – it doesn’t get more Yankee than that. It is not for nothing that people from NH call people from Massachusetts “Massholes.”
I will say this, you will be hard pressed to find a more virulent advocate for state’s rights than the New Hampshire I was raised in. Moreover, the League of the South could do worse than examine what the Free State Project in NH is doing, and vice versa. Sadly, the voice of the New Albion project in Maine has decided to pack it in – understandable, but still a great loss for those wanting to raise the level of intellectual discourse on the matter of racial and cultural identity. If South Carolina had the same provisions in its laws as Vermont did (and still does) regarding secession, the War of Northern Aggression may have never happened.
I’ve lived in several states too, as well as many years overseas. Most of my adult life was in Northern Virginia, northern Shenandoah Valley in particular. I have a War of Northern Aggression bullet I picked up off my driveway in Fredericksburg. If you haven’t visited Camp Shenandoah, I highly recommend it; could be fertile recruiting grounds (and potential future tactical HQ) for the LOS.
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