Yesterday I had the opportunity to record a podcast about the loss of a Southern city with Noel, a business owner, native Alabamian and a Southern nationalist who has lived in Pensacola, Florida for many years. In this conversation he talks about the way that the demographics of the area have been radically changed due to a tidal wave of Northern immigration into the area, especially over the course of the last ten years or so. Noel talks about what has been lost due to this influx: the Southern charm, manners, symbols and freedom that once could be found in Pensacola. In their place the outsiders have brought commercialism, zoning laws, massive regulation and political-correctness. Beaches that were once family friendly are now covered with resorts full of non-Southerners. Noel also talks about the various types of Northerners who have flooded into the area, from the New England Yankees to the Midwesterners to the retired military folks. Finally, he discusses the Southern enclaves and overt symbols of Southern identity that still exist in the area.
Click here for the audio (duration: 10:18)