Monday, January 21

Holiday Wishes

At Roy's Duncan requests a little vintage William F. Buckley; we supply a bit only in the way we'd offer you an eggnog for Christmas: with personal repugnance and good cheer:

From "Why the South Must Prevail," August 24, 1957.

"The central question that emerges . . . is whether the White community in the South is entitled to take such measures as are necessary to prevail, politically and culturally, in areas in which it does not prevail numerically? The sobering answer is Yes – the White community is so entitled because, for the time being, it is the advanced race. It is not easy, and it is unpleasant, to adduce statistics evidencing the cultural superiority of White over Negro: but it is a fact that obtrudes, one that cannot be hidden by ever-so-busy egalitarians and anthropologists.

"National Review believes that the South's premises are correct. . . . It is more important for the community, anywhere in the world, to affirm and live by civilized standards, than to bow to the demands of the numerical majority.

"The South confronts one grave moral challenge. It must not exploit the fact of Negro backwardness to preserve the Negro as a servile class. . . . Let the South never permit itself to do this. So long as it is merely asserting the right to impose superior mores for whatever period it takes to effect a genuine cultural equality between the races, and so long as it does so by humane and charitable means, the South is in step with civilization, as is the Congress that permits it to function."


From June 2, 1964:

"But whatever the exact net result in the restricted field of school desegregation, what a price we are paying for Brown! It would be ridiculous to hold the Supreme Court solely to blame for the ludicrously named 'civil rights movement' – that is, the Negro revolt . . . . But the Court carries its share of the blame. Its decrees, beginning with Brown, have on the one hand encouraged the least responsible of the Negro leaders in the course of extra-legal and illegal struggle that we now witness around us. . . .

"Brown, as National Review declared many years ago, was bad law and bad sociology. We are now tasting its bitter fruits. Race relations in the country are ten times worse than in 1954."

The National Socialist Review was still slagging King during the Reagan administration, meaning that at some point the Communist Negro revolt might have actually crossed paths with the "Librals are the real racists" routine that followed.

5 comments:

Harry Cheddar said...

"(I)mpose superior mores . . . to effect a genuine cultural equality"

See, ya gotta keep the pimp hand strong so's the beyoch stays in line. Yesss.

roy edroso said...

This post is an act of liberal fascism, intended to misdirect the sheeple from the real source of all totalitarianism. In retaliation, we will have to point out yet another example of the Left's religion of the State. I nominate the "Adopt-a-Road" highway cleanup program.

yellojkt said...

What a great King Day post. Timeless words never fade.

punkinsmom said...

Reading that made me physically ill. Honestly.

mrgumby2u said...

"Let the South never permit itself to do this. So long as it is merely asserting the right to impose superior mores for whatever period it takes to effect a genuine cultural equality between the races, and so long as it does so by humane and charitable means, the South is in step with civilization, as is the Congress that permits it to function."

This is one of those situations, so common among conservatives, in which you can only conclude that the speaker is completely detached from reality or has no respect for the truth...in either case, not to be taken seriously.