This piece seems to me to be more outspoken than many of his writings or speeches. And that's to be praised; as I said in my previous blog post, we need to be more outspoken. It's time.
He starts by offering a Biblical justification for the existence of nations and peoples, and for maintaing their distinctive character. Then he notes the superior qualities of the Western European traditions which were the basis of the beginnings of our country.
Then he laments that our people, today, thanks to the egalitarians and Babelists, are as a defeated people.
He is right, of course. And he notes the inculcation of what we now familiarly call 'White guilt' as the reason for our whipped attitude and our subjugation. (The latter is my word; I am not intending to put words in Dr. Hill's mouth.)
It's a strong article, but yet --- but yet, towards the end he resorts to citing 'black conservatives', notably Walter Williams and Elizabeth Wright, in their defense of Whites or White Southrons, particularly.
I admired Elizabeth Wright's articles. She wrote well, and she represents a kind of dwindling class of educated blacks, those who came up in a saner era, who were not mouthpieces for political correctness and racial vendettas.
But while Dr. Hill is quoting her, he asks his readers:
"...don't you feel ashamed that a black woman dared do our talking for us?''
Many of our folk are so conditioned to censoring themselves and feeling unable to speak out in defense of our own interests that we 'hide behind' some 'conservative' black like Thomas Sowell, the aforementioned Walter Williams, or Elizabeth Wright. Well, now Mrs. Wright has passed away, and there is no one like her to take her place as someone who will defend Whites. Sowell, Williams, and the late Mrs. Wright represent a group which is already minuscule in numbers and growing smaller by the day. Soon there will be few, or no, blacks to speak up for us, while we hover in the background silently. We can no longer rely on others to speak out for us, and it should not have become de rigueur as it is now. There is no earthly reason why we cannot and should not speak for ourselves. There is no need to have to use non-White proxies to speak for us, or make our arguments. The very fact that we resort to this so quickly is evidence of our loss of confidence in our right to exist.
Mrs. Wright was able to speak out because she had not been conditioned, like our folk have, to self-censor. Non-Whites are not compelled or pressured to do so. Minorities are the only ones who 'can' say certain things, and who have not been coerced into silence or taught to be politically correct.
So no, Dr. Hill, I am not ashamed that the few conservative blacks occasionally speak a true word or two on our behalf. I did not ask them to. I balk at using surrogates to give legitimacy to our interests. It should not be necessary. But the fact that they have more freedom to speak says volumes about our place in the order of things.
I understand that Dr. Hill, like other ethnopatriots or Southrons particularly, is under attack by the usual suspects, such as the $PLC, and perhaps citing blacks who are not anti-White is a way of deflecting or fending off the inevitable cries of 'racism.' Nevertheless, that strategy never works. It only makes us look defensive.
I am generally an admirer of Dr. Hill, and I think I've cited him before on this blog or elsewhere. So I say these things not in a spirit of contention, not at all.
My main problem with some of the Southern heritage organizations and the neo-Confederate groups is the 'rainbow Confederacy' mythos, the need to constantly cite the 'diversity' of the South, and our 'welcoming' nature, our lack of bias and 'hate.' I receive mailings from these groups and I am discouraged at seeing this trend grow.
Did any of our Southron ancestors rely on approach? I know of none who did, at least among the truly great ones. Do 'changing times' require that we bow at the 'diverse and inclusive' altar? Personally I don't think so. Truth does not change, though circumstances do.
It's time, I think, to completely cast off the shackles of PC. More than anything else, this monster called 'Political Correctness', and its strictures put on our free expression, are what is leading to our dispossession and destruction. The strategy of trying to be all things to all people, not to offend, to be 'fair-minded' and inclusive, is leading us down a blind alley. That's how we got to where we are today. We have to correct, and maybe over-correct for that tendency.
And no, that does not mean 'hate'. It just means being single-mindedly for our own interests. All the other groups are not shy about advocating for their own interests, and they do not spare our feelings in doing so. We alone try to be 'tolerant and accepting' of all.
It's become our Achilles' Heel.