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EVEN YANKEES HAVE STARTED TO CATCH ON | 2002-01-19

When Yankees finally begin to see what is at stake on the race issue, they always ask me a question

"During the fight over segregation, did you Southerners really understand that race was a WORLD issue?"

As always, most Southerners said it was all a matter of a few obscure words in the Old Testament that were at stake. But some of the highly literate segregationists LIKE YOU AND ME clearly saw what the long-term stakes were.

And all that time, I lived through a fifty-year nightmare. It is a nightmare for a very smart young man to see his whole world steadily and predictably committing suicide while those who should have been fighting back were telling me not to fight back.

Every now and then, even Pat would stop his theocratic ranting and mention how sick it was for whites to welcome their own decline. But liberals would call him "anaziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews!" and Pat would go back to being a harmless theocratic nutcase.

When Pat gets off of his own brand of Wordism, he is heroic.

LINK: PLEASE READ May 15, 1999 - WORDISM