Tony Norman suggests that refusal of “Judge” Roy Moore to concede defeat in the Alabama Senatorial race is a fitting analogy to the Southern myth of the “Lost Cause.” A snippet:
Long after Roy Moore is dead and buried, he knows “serious” academic papers will be written about how he was cheated out of votes by a conspiracy of liberals and establishment Republicans. Seventy-five years from now, Roy Moore will be extolled as the embodiment of a Southern hero and noble jurist too upstanding to be allowed to enter the halls of the U.S. Senate.
With the passage of time and enough lies, even allegations that he tried to initiate romances with children will be brushed off by sympathetic historians as scurrilous propaganda the same way the atrocities of the antebellum aristocracy are considered lies spread by liberal historians. They’ll say he took countless lie detector tests and passed.
One more time, when next you hear someone bemoan the “Lost Cause,” ask him or her to explain precisely just what was the cause that was lost.