I Couldn't Help Myself: "The Next Methodism"



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The right-Wing loves to decry political correctness

Except when they advocate it and call it "orthodoxy" or "purity" or whatever.

Bonus points to the author for being from the stomping grounds of the pirate Edward "Blackbeard" Teach, whose multiracial-multiethnic crew shook down the posh swells in Charleston, SC and then retreated to their digs in the Outer Banks. Arr! Teach was in a sense a fusion Trump-Obama, multiracial yet prone to arrogance like shooting his crewmen every once in a while to remind them he was the boss.

George Nixon Shuler 36 days ago

And another funny thing


I live on Ocracoke, Blackbeard's Island. And on my mother's side, I'm a direct descendant of Captain William Kidd, another famous pirate. I guess it's in my blood!

Richard Bryant 34 days ago

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