Polemics & Exchanges

On Calling It a Day

I would like to thank Dr. Thomas Fleming and his staff at Chronicles for putting out the best magazine in the United States.  I have been a reader for many years and have never been disappointed—until now.  In the November 2001 issue, Dr. Fleming’s Foreword discussed the destruction of our country and announced, “The party is over; it is time to call it a day.”  I understand his despair, but the last place I want to read about it is in Chronicles.

The party may be over, but the real fight is just starting.  It may be too late to do anything, but I would not bet on it.  I will grant that whatever is coming over the horizon will be ugly, but the game is far from over.  I have three children; thus, I have no intention of retreating to a monastery or curling up with a good book while their lives and futures are wrecked.  Dr. Fleming suggests that we will “salvage” something from the wreckage of Western civilization.  What?  Our family silver?  An oil painting of Grandpa?  I do not mean to be flip, but that is not the attitude we need during these troubled times.

As for Dr. Fleming’s remark about wasting your life in a White Power movement, I am not a member of any such group, nor do I intend to join one; still, Dr. Fleming will not find me chuckling at the people (many of them decent folks) who understand what is happening and are...

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