Here's an excellent history lesson from Pat Buchanan -- must reading for those who have no mercy in their hearts for the grandchildren of the Confederacy.
Those who villify the South, calling them "terrorists" without any regard for the mysteries and complexities, with all the arrogrance that hindsight allows, should ask themselves whether they eagerly speak as harshly of Palestinians -- whose true terrorism lacks any semblance of honor -- as they do of the old Confederates, whether they ever spoke of Abbas as harshly as they do Jefferson Davis or Robert E. Lee? The left sees the world "through a glass darkly."
This article is a perfect example of why I so admire Pat Buchanan on his many good days. I can't think of anyone else who could have written this. And speaking of the Confederacy's dying days, here's a song from the "Lost Cause" that always gets to me. It's called "Lorena," performed by John Hartford. Please, give it a listen. And speaking of beautiful Confederate songs, not many know that Elvis' "Love Me Tender" was simply new lyrics grafted onto the old Confederate love song "Aura Lee." What Jewish heart, in love with the West Bank, where the sun is dipping low, can't relate to the Lost Cause? The last time I was in the Judean Hills, Lorena was in my mind. Here's another version of Lorena. Who among us never knew a private Lost Cause, beyond explanation, breaking the heart?
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