A Memorial Day Reprise

I posted a photo series last Memorial Day and am inclined to do so again now. There is a kind of warm melancholia in these images. Like reminiscing on an old friend, now deceased. I doubt the millennial generation will ever fully comprehend what has been taken from them. Perhaps a few gawk uncomprehendingly at the photos in a Cracker Barrel restaurant as if they were the artifacts of some fictional Jurassic Park. Though it’s of no real consequence at this point since there is no pushing back on the string of time. Even future victory would little resemble what was lost from the past. The way is forward and through. But on this day alone, I’ll enjoy a lingering look back.

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PICTURE SHOWS : CHARLES LINDBERGH PICTURED AT LONG ISLAND NEW YORK

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14 thoughts on “A Memorial Day Reprise

  1. From Peter Brimelow’s 2015 AMREN address:

    In 2012, the anniversary of the cover story, I had Ed Rubenstein do a calculation. He found that, if the U.S. had imposed an immigration moratorium within a year of the cover story(1992), there would now be 26 million fewer people living in the US. And the date at which whites (which of course means Americans—because in 1965 whites were what we meant when we said “Americans”) would go into a minority would have been pushed back from 2032 or so to something like 2077—for practical purposes, forever.

    • The human mind seems incapable of rational prioritization. In 1992 a peaceful political solution remained viable. But there was always some other trifle to debate as time frittered away.

      No matter how undeniable rising water may be, few men give much thought to air until heads are submerged. And suddenly a new top priority.

      • I am fixated on this twenty-six million…almost enough to interrupt my tireless meditation on The Six Million, which is every man’s obligation and joy.

        Twenty. Six. Million. I imagine a different nation and a different neighborhood, and it gives me a feeling that I’ve never had. Wistful? What might easily have been, and how much better it would have been, and by comparison, what it will take to have even a remote chance of anything resembling it in the future.

        But the fix was always in. Immigration was my red pill. In 1992 it yielded practical unanimity (85% or so, crossing racial and party lines) …and yet here we are.

        None dare speak its name above a whisper.

  2. In the 14th photo from the bottom, can anyone identify the building in the background? It’s similar to the Biltmore Hotel – Atlanta…..but not quite. Dressed in Confederate uniforms and flying the Battle Flag in Atlanta today could cause one to be savagely murdered by a gang of Blood Thirsty Obamites or at the very least arrested and charged with a hate crime.

  3. China will probably arrange for another moon landing sometime in the 2040s, though it may be on a smaller scale than the Apollo missions eighty years earlier.

  4. A nice sentiment, but if it weren’t for African-Americans picking cotton – doing the jobs mules won’t do! – none of these pictures would have been possible. Sorry bigots.

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