Last Sunday’s New York Times went on a crusade against “white supremacy,” but white supremacy or white nationalism is an exaggerated concept promulgated by blacks, liberals and progressives who hate regular old white people. These haters include white elitists like Hillary Clinton, and her “basket of deplorables” comment, which still represents the opinion of the bulk of the Democratic Party, including Joe Biden. They are prejudiced against non-elitist whites. Although it may not be racist, since many of the elitists are white, it is hatred of a certain group or type of person, based on geography, social status, personal interests, etc., whatever makes a Southerner a Southerner.
Ironically, the NYT obituary of Julia Reed brought out good aspects of the South. Meanwhile the book review section contained bitter criticisms of the South. Jon Meacham figured in both coverages. He had nice things to say about Julia Reed’s Southern charm, and bad things to say about the South’s Lost Cause, which he characterized as a fight for white supremacy. Meacham has made his progressive leanings apparent during his many appearances on “Morning Joe.” Although a native of Tennessee, he is no friend of the old South, like host Joe Scarborough, a Floridian and Alabama graduate, who long ago abandoned his Southern roots to please the Eastern elites.
Besides Meacham, there is a review of a book by Edward Ball, called Life of a Klansman, in which Ball is happy to vilify his great-great-grandfather for being a member of the KKK. Another review, “The Hate You Give,” covers a book about three weird women, including a tattooed bodybuilding porn star, who support white supremacy, Sisters in Hate. The implication of these articles is that the NYT believes most Southern whites are neo-Nazi, genocidal murderers, except for Julia Reed, who is now dead. Interestingly, Ms. Reed died in Newport, Rhode Island, among the rich Eastern elites.