Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Atticus Finch and the Folly of the Civil Rights Movement


Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck) and Tom Robinson (Brock Peters) during the latter's trial for rape, in To Kill a Mockingbird

By Nicholas Stix

I no longer think the civil rights movement’s problem was that it believed that whites and blacks were equal. It never did. The movement was always based in totalitarianism. It sought a racial dictatorship of white communists and socialists, and black “race men.”


1 comment:

David In TN said...

Where to begin? I can't count the number of white liberals I've known who seem to think To Kill a Mockingbird is a true story. In college, I had a political science-history professor who was fairly prominent nationally in his field. He had a Doctorate and was once something like President of the National Association of Political Science Professors.

He believed in the Constitution and Political Process and considered himself an FDR-JFK Democrat. He also called himself a "Party Man." Anything the Democratic party advocated, he supported.

Sometimes I would show him something Lawrence Auster or Samuel Francis had written and he'd say "Who's this guy Auster" or "Who's Francis?" My ex-teacher was a very nice man. He died 10 years ago.

Anyway, his favorite book and film was surprise, surprise, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Once I told him TKAM was a fictional story that never happened in real life.

This Doctor of Arts was speechless.