As Americans woke up on the morning of December 16 and turned out their televisions or turned on their computers to see what was going on in the world, they learned that just hours before a group of Taliban gunmen had swept into a school in Pakistan and slaughtered at least 145 people, mostly schoolchildren, with at least a hundred more wounded. It will be some time before we can determine the final death toll inflicted by these terrorist gunmen.
People across the world were horrified by this news. It was a horrible, unimaginable, terrorist act.
Well, wait a moment. Remember who could imagine just such an act being committed in the name of southern nationalism?
That’s right … Pat Hines uttered just such a sentiment some two years ago.
Where might you find Pat Hines now? Alongside Michael Hill, president of the League of the South.
That’s Mr. Hines in the sportscoat.
No word from Dr. Hill as to whether the League of the South endorses Mr. Hines’s proposal or why Dr. Hill would stand proudly beside a person who uttered such horrible thoughts. But then Dr. Hill likes all sorts of people.
Perhaps he learned something from the mealy-mouthed commentary of another southern nationalist when I reported Mr. Hines’s declaration.