Friday, March 20, 2009

From Taki
  • States’ rights and the left. They didn’t mean it when they sounded libertarian under Bush, like conservatives didn’t when they sniped at Clinton. ‘It isn’t fascism when we do it.’
  • A lexicon of conservative bullsh*t.
  • Albion’s Seed is one of the most insightful books on American history because it elaborates on the cryptic ethnic variation of our age, that between different British cultural traditions.The English (the SWPL élite and the Mormons are descended from the Pilgrims; both are English Calvinists worsened — ‘we know what’s best for you’) vs the Scots-Irish (the dominant culture of the American South today: Nascar and country music, and on both sides of the pond the Scots are fodder in the empire’s wars). But isolationism is real internationalism, certainly if based upon free trade (as George Washington understood).

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