In an age of globalism, multiculturalism, and deracination, it is easy to feel as though, as Southern whites, we are being bombarded with foreign ideas, images and music on a day to day basis. A walk through the downtown of your local major metro, you will see the many examples of carpetbagging shitlibs and brown people blasting their terrible music out of their cars and eating establishments. The pop music that has oozed out of the labyrinths of major music labels has polluted the minds and souls of young Southerners for quite some time. Even the country music that is so endemic to our part of the country has been just as susceptible to the pozz that afflicts our current state of affairs. What do I propose, gentlemen, to counter this cultural degeneration and deracination? A reevaluation and re-emphasis of our own Southern folk culture. To combat this decay that has infected our society, we must actively be wary and vigilant, protecting and promoting our own culture as a sort of life boat to give our people hope and inspiration.
When I was young, my father always played Johnny Horton and Merle Haggard in the car, two artists that could truly emphasize the populist Southern ethos that we all know to appreciate. The ballads and tales of salt-of-the earth Southerners, their heroes and their history has only resonated with me until very recently, however. Like many young Southerners, I fell victim to the mind virus of modernity, listening to the music of people who hated me, my family, and my history. I was taught to have disdain for “low” country folk, yet worship the urban hip hop negroes and the drug addicted, sodomy pushing pop stars. After my sojourn into degeneracy and deracination, I have finally come back home. I finally understand why my dad had such strong disdain for the music of today.
Yet, this journey has made me realize what is truly needed if our nation is to survive into the future: a Southern Renaissance.
What would this Renaissance entail? Etymologically, the Renaissance is a rebirth, a re-emphasis of old traditions, yet also a creation of new ones. Looking to examples of renaissances of the past: English, Italian and Northern, all of which held the arts and religion in very high regard. The cultural hegemony that developed in these regions coincided with the rise of their own distinctive regional identities. Modern Europe was slowly being created through the power of culture and the arts.
Fast forward to today, this is the exact process that must happen in the American South. If we, as Southerners, wish to remain a distinctive people and weather the current civilizational struggle that if afflicting the entire West, we must cling dearly to our culture, as well as, create a new culture. Polish Catholics weathered through the hellish horror that was communism during the 20th century, and their identity is much more well preserved because they refused to bow to a satanic power that wished to destroy their very souls.
As Southerners, our situation is just as dire, if not more so, because the enemy is much more elusive and entrenched in our society. Yet, any small bit of dissent is a resistance to degenerate Current Year™ modernity and Dildolech, and overtime, those small bits of cultural resistance turn to real political and demographic shows of strength. I suggest every Southerner reading this to invest the time to study the musical and artistic folkways of the South, and truly appreciate artists who try to embody the ideals that we hold so dear.
I now leave you with a small selection of Southern folk songs that might pique your interest: