The next time you attend a church service in a small Southern Baptist congregation, just take a moment to look around and observe. You may be surprised at the demographics of the congregation. About 61% of regular church attendees are women. By age twenty, only about 3 % of men are still in church. Most of the men who do attend are long of tooth and short of days.
Editor’s note: We had some problems with the audio file as we were recording the show. I did my best to try to clean the audio out and make it as listenable as possible, so I hope it is not completely horrible for our listeners, my apologies in advance if is not to your liking. -Paul
Due to a series of unfortunate events our scheduled planned debate with Mark from Animus Empire didn’t go ahead as totally planned. Arthur Wellesley and Myles Poland still however chatted with Mark for a couple of hours, we meander all over the place and discussed what the Alt-Right is all the way to brutalist architecture. Normal service will resume next week thank you for all your emails and correspondence. Mark will be back in the future to have the original debate that was planned.
In this episode we talk to Michael Cushman author of Our Southern Nation a book about the Iberian and Mediterranean origins of the Southern United States. We learn that the South had more in common with Spanish America and Southern Europe than with Anglo Northern Europe, despite the genetic stock of the population being almost completely Anglo. We discuss the plantation economy, how slavery wasn’t actually bad and how the South tried to annex several Spanish territories through filibusters and people like Narciso Lopez, a Venezuelan that tried to take over Cuba on behalf of the South. Michael also lived in Spain so he shares some anecdotes of his experience with the Carlists and the Falange.