by Jim McCarthy
Bacon’s Rebellion has crested to the fully emancipated age of 21 (birthed in 2002). It seems appropriate now that the platform assume some contemporary dress to revitalize its imprint and impact upon state, regional, and local public policy as a “non-aligned portal” in Virginia’s (indeed the world’s) eyes.
For some years, conservatives have enjoyed utilizing a kind of Morse code (perhaps Esperanto is more apt) to depict foes on the left with pejoratives – libwits, snowflakes, among a few – which sadly lost their cachet in a short time. A search on the Bacon Rebellion’s site reveals that the term “woke’ has not been prominently featured since an article on December 19, 2022, suggesting perhaps a high-water mark for the term.
At the same time, the Republican National Committee, following its recent meeting in California, announced an effort to rejuvenate “election integrity’ as a campaign theme for 2024, likely to complement emerging proposals from its U.S. House majority to force spending reductions. While strict adherence to traditional values is highly treasured, free market competition demands change. The following is offered as an updated masthead for BR:
The raffish, roguish gent hints at an early 20th century iconography, sufficiently ethno-American to satisfy enduring conservative tastes. The addition of a “Sister Sheila” companion for universal audience acceptance might also be in order.
Jim McCarthy, a former New York attorney, resides in Northern Virginia.