Thursday, October 20, 2005

Random Association

I was hanging around Assrocket's place, where I noticed this post by NotAssRocket. Indictment rumors circling around his ears.

Then, scrolling around I saw this post about To Kill A Mockingbird. Nothing wrong with that, but on a hunch I searched for something. And, sure enough, I found this:

Paintings in Black and White
Apparently not: Oh, the dramatic story: [artist] Travis Somerville transported at the tender age of 5 into "the heart of Southern redneck country," where he and his nobly liberal family suffered at the hands of those awful backward racists ("Southern Discomfort," Oct. 24)! A story complete with baroque details about slavery and lynchings and Martin Luther King Jr. I can't wait to see Somerville tell his tearful tale to Oprah.

Why is it that the South has produced such alienated whites as Somerville, parading their moral supremacy in exile as they proclaim how they had to leave Dixie because of all those evil, ignorant racists? Is there never an end to such people, with their "just so" anecdotes of hate and oppression? And is there never an end to gullible Yankee writers willing to peddle as authentic these biographies of self-righteousness cobbled together from "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Inherit the Wind"?

Robert Stacy McCain
Gaithersburg, Md.

Robert Stacy McCain, of Gaithersburg, MD, is the Assistant National Editor at the Washington Times.

You can read more about him here, here, here, here, and here.

ah, memories.