Articles and Posts by Clyde-n-wilson:
”Fighting does not solve anything.” A saw made up to persuade people toward pacifism. In fact, the only potential virtue possessed by fighting is that it sometimes does solve things. Did the Americans and their allies fighting from D-Day to Berlin not solve the problem of European fascism, at least for the time? Do not a few fisticuffs in the schoolyard often dissipate conflicts, clear the air, and lead to friendships, or at least to an acceptable hierarchy? There are some problems that can be solved only by fighting.
Which Ones are the Enemy?(58)
For Southerners, the hatred of so many of their “fellow Americans” comes so steadily and predictably that it is usually best simply to ignore it and let the heathen rage.
The One Over the Water(95)
The latest scandal among the British royals will doubtless reenergize the long-running argument over the usefulness of monarchy in these times.
Little Jimmy Rides Again(0)
[Clyde Wilson reviews James Madison and the Making of America • by Kevin R.C. Gutzman • New York: St. Martin’s Press • 432 pp., $27.99]
It’s All Over(6)
Yesterday was not a good day. I got the word about the new birth ratio and realised that the local Chinese restaurants are now advertising in Spanish.
A Little Rebellion(10)
Scandalously, Thomas Jefferson once wrote to James Madison, “I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and is as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
A Fatal Blow(9)
Alas, Tea Partiers, you may as well fold your tents and quietly leave the field. Salon (a website that apparently caters to members and would-be members of the national elite) has given your movement the coup de grace. They have uncovered the cruel truth that your movement is a “Southern” movement.
Awhile back the folks out in Seattle got in a dudgeon when they learned that their county, King, was named after William R.D. King, who was elected Vice-President in 1852. They wanted the world to know that the county was ever after to be considered as named for The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have always been amazed at the sub-intellectual process by which liberals all know at almost the same time and in the same form what they are supposed to think. It is amazing.
Democracy’s Dictionary (With Apologies to Ambrose Bierce)(3)
Democratic Elections: When the rulers permit the voters to keep on voting until they get it right.