The South Under Siege: 1830-2000

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Feb 20, 2005
The Deep South, Alabama
Here's an excerpt from "The South Under Siege, 1830-2000" page 589-90, Frank Connor

The greatest tragedy which has befallen the South is that the mainstream
Protestant churches promote socialism and multiculturalism, consequently
they have deserted the traditional Southerners, who no longer have a moral
center to sustain them.

The public education system in the South concentrates upon playing
politically-correct games and graduates a dangerously high percentage of
functional illiterates who cannot compete in the global economy that is
being forced upon us and that situation guarantees a drastic decline in the
Southern standard of living.

Today the traditional white Southerners have miniscule political power. On
the national level Southern senators and Congressmen vote faithfully to
retain the unconstitutional civil-rights and voting-rights laws of the
1960s. These politicians are not protecting the South's interests in the
national and international arenas.

Most of the South's governors hold the same priorities as South Carolina's
governors in the 1990s---who campaigned on the promise to remove the
Confederate Battle Flag from atop the Statehouse. Most of the South's big
cities are run by black mayors who play the rawest kinds of black politics,
and award big contracts to their friends to expand airports and build sports
arenas, while allowing the city infrastructure to fall apart and the crime
rate to remain inexcusably high. And big business keeps its mouth shut about
that. The smaller municipal governments are so politically correct these
days as to be frozen in stasis. Consequently, the South is steadily falling

The black civil rights activists, big business, and the news and
entertainment media in the South do everything in their power to disparage
and demean the traditional Southerners. And those Southerners are not
allowed a real voice in the community; so they have no way to reply to their
powerful enemies.

Because of the above factors (almost all of which in one way or another are
controlled by racial politics), the quality of life is in sharp decline for
most Southerners. The black activists and the white liberals have maneuvered
the traditional white Southerners into the status of unwelcome visitors in
their own home land. And given a continuation of the present trends, the
South will probably not be a suitable place for the children of whose white
Southerners to live and work and raise their own children.


Regimental Armorer
Retired Moderator
Feb 20, 2005
South of the North 40
Thank you for the exerpt... I will avoid the book because of it. Any book that promotes the victim mentality of anyone I wish to avoid.


Brev. Brig. Gen'l
Member of the Year
Feb 20, 2005
Ocala, FL (as of December, 2015).

After going to the three partisan web sites that endorse this book and reading the reviews telling the same old story about how the war was about the south being exploited by the evil north over tariffs, I'll hold off buying it and wait for it to come to my library.

This seems to be another effort at redirecting and excusing history that some tend to be uncomfortable with mixed in with all the evils that are taking place today. Just an opinion, just like the reviews are.

It is also interesting to note that on, the book does not even rate a review, nor can you find a review of the book other than at partisan websites.

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