Friday, October 31, 2014

Canadian hero sucker-punches "racism in the face"

Here's a strange video. A chump named Devon "plays a Caucasian man" who pretends to warn other bus riders about the danger of letting a man in vaguely Middle Eastern garb ride their bus. Some of the nearby Canadians object to Devon's "racism" and one puffed-up defender of the oddly dressed sucker-punches him, despite his cries that he's only conducting a "social experiment." The good folks at Huffington Post can barely contain their joy at the "brave" actions of these militantly tolerant Canadians. Check it out:

Oh, the questions this raises. First, what's so heroic about sneaking up on someone and bloodying his nose? In what universe is fear of a Muslim "racism"? How is it possible to punch an abstraction in the face? And would the Multicultural Avenger have punched Devon if he were Black?

But that's what happens when you mix together Canadians and HuffPost groupies. Strange, inexplicable stuff, that's what. I say avoid them.

It’s time for an “American jihad”

No, this is not from the Onion, but an actual opinion piece by Dr. Keith Ablow of Fox News. And it's just in time for Halloween! Though it sounds like a lampoon of the hyper-aggression of regime supporters, it is an authentic call to arms for even more perpetual war in the name of spreading Truthiness, Justice, and the American way. After all, both W and O have unleashed hell on innocent civilians in the Middle East for exactly the same reasons the good doctor invokes. See for yourself:

We would accept the fact that an American jihad could mean boots on the ground in many places in the world where human rights are being denigrated and horrors are unfolding. Because wherever leaders and movements appear that seek to trample upon the human spirit, we have a God-given right to intervene — because we have been to the mountaintop of freedom, and we have seen the Promised Land spanning the globe. ...

An American jihad would make every tax dollar a tithing and the squandering of those dollars a sin. An American jihad would make every hour spent working in an American company — or founding one — an offering. An American jihad would make every teacher of American history not only a public servant, but a servant of the Truth.

We the People of the United States are good and we are right. And we need the spirit of an American jihad to properly invite, intensify and focus our intentions to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution here at home, and to seek to spread its principles abroad.
Did you catch that line about how our income taxes are a form of tithing? Reporters make fun of us for claiming the current regime is characterized by emperor worship, but Ablow makes it explicit that there's no difference between religious faith and patriotism. That scares the hell out of me.

We're also attacked for comparing the DC Empire to its formal rival, the USSR. As Ablow points out, the DC Empire exports permanent revolution in the name of liberating the world. And the means the Empire's enforcers have at their disposal, including illegal citizen surveillance of email and phone conversations, would make the old KGB green with envy. Happy Halloween!

Here's a surprise: Dr. Keith Ablow is an anagram of "Rat Who Bilked." How appropriate.

Thanks (I think) to Loyal Reader Dutchy for the link!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Speeches of the Hon. Jefferson Davis, of Mississippi

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Voter Fraud in North Carolina

NY State blesses ‘incest’ marriage between uncle, niece

New York's highest court has ruled that an uncle and niece may marry. In a suit brought by two Vietnamese immigrants now living in the Empire State, the court tossed aside the state law prohibiting such unions.

Once again, we see our traditional cultural norms being swept aside by the norms of immigrants. This is just another blow to traditional Western society, the real target of the Big Government/Cultural Marxist jihad. Their ultimate goal is sociocide, the murder of an entire society, which they believe will pave the way for their own notions of proper behavior.

I can't wait to see who gets to redefine marriage next. Pedophiles? Polygamists? My Little Pony lovers? Stay tuned.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

La Raza Promotes Washington Post Guide On Where People Can Vote Without An ID

What do you call a group that provides this kind of information on boosting its constituency's political clout?

The pro-amnesty Hispanic activist organization the National Council of La Raza helpfully promoted a Washington Post article explaining which states people can vote in without having to use a photo ID.

“Voter ID laws are at-issue across the country, with newly Republican-controlled legislatures having passed them in numerous states after the 2010 election,” explained The Washington Post’s Aaron Blake. “Most states still request some form of ID, but don’t require it. Another 20 states don’t require identification. In case you’re wondering where your state is at in all of this, a helpful (sic) graphic from the Post’s graphics team.”

So who ended up using the Post’s helpful graphic? The country’s foremost pro-amnesty Hispanic immigrant organization.
You can't refer to La Raza as a bunch of "Benedict Arnolds." That would not be correct because they are not turncoats. They were never on our side. Nor can you call them "Quislings" since they are not Americans betraying other Americans. They've never pretended to be for traditional America. So whatever you want to accuse La Raza militants of, hypocrisy and treason have to be struck from the list.

There's only one way to refer to La Raza, and that is to call 'em as we see 'em. "La Raza" (translation: Das Volk) is a well-financed advocacy group for patriots. They're nationalists, Latino nationalists, who are dedicated to their own people, not someone else's people. Nothing wrong with working for the success of one's own people.

I just wish they'd do it in their own country.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Quote of the day

“Civilization is measured by its power to create and enforce distinctions. Consequently there must be some source of discrimination, from which we bring ideas of order to bear on a fortuitous world.” Richard Weaver, in The Southern Tradition at Bay

Vote all you want. The secret government won’t change.

I've often argued that elections at the national level don't mean a thing: No matter which criminal gang wins, we still get perpetual war, citizen surveillance, affirmative action, and open borders. The liberal press portrays those views as "extreme."

Here's another writer saying THE SAME THING you'd see on Rebellion. The surprising thing is that the following rant against the central government appears in that bastion of extremist opinion known as The Boston Globe. It's a book review on Michael J. Glennon's new book entitled, National Security and Double Government. Check it out, and if you're a regular reader of this blog, you'll feel right at home:

THE VOTERS WHO put Barack Obama in office expected some big changes. From the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping to Guantanamo Bay to the Patriot Act, candidate Obama was a defender of civil liberties and privacy, promising a dramatically different approach from his predecessor.

But six years into his administration, the Obama version of national security looks almost indistinguishable from the one he inherited. Guantanamo Bay remains open. The NSA has, if anything, become more aggressive in monitoring Americans. Drone strikes have escalated. Most recently it was reported that the same president who won a Nobel Prize in part for promoting nuclear disarmament is spending up to $1 trillion modernizing and revitalizing America’s nuclear weapons.

Why did the face in the Oval Office change but the policies remain the same? Critics tend to focus on Obama himself, a leader who perhaps has shifted with politics to take a harder line. But Tufts University political scientist Michael J. Glennon has a more pessimistic answer: Obama couldn’t have changed policies much even if he tried.

Though it’s a bedrock American principle that citizens can steer their own government by electing new officials, Glennon suggests that in practice, much of our government no longer works that way. In a new book, “National Security and Double Government,” he catalogs the ways that the defense and national security apparatus is effectively self-governing, with virtually no accountability, transparency, or checks and balances of any kind. He uses the term “double government”: There’s the one we elect, and then there’s the one behind it, steering huge swaths of policy almost unchecked. Elected officials end up serving as mere cover for the real decisions made by the bureaucracy.
See what I mean? You certainly wouldn't have read that in a mainstream publication 10-15 years ago. But there it is. I don't know what I'm going to do now that I'm mainstream.

Has A Libertarian Society Ever Existed?

No, but that doesn't stop libertarians from claiming otherwise. Here's a recent piece in The Libertarian Republic on Medieval Iceland as the first political entity founded on libertarian principles:

Perhaps the most familiar example of a historic libertarian order, the godord system of old Iceland has been cited by economist David Friedman and other libertarian thinkers as an example of a decentralized legal system.

It’s not a coincidence that many advocates of liberty see a paradise amidst the pages of Iceland’s sagas. To hear some medieval historians tell it, Iceland was founded as something of a 9th century Free State Project.
It amazes me how libertarians tout Iceland as an example of their other-worldly ideology in action. In fact, it's the opposite.

Medieval Iceland was ethnically and culturally united. That was the foundation of their spontaneous order, just as it is everywhere else. Without underlying cultural bonds, order must be imposed from above. See: Iraq under Saddam. When order from above falls, a region with no united culture turns to chaos. See: post-Saddam Iraq.

I've debated with Jacob Hornberger (see here, here, and here) about the insanity of open borders and how true liberty and social harmony cannot exist without a viable society held together with a shared culture. Hornberger, on the other hand, insists a libertarian society MUST be open to all, and further argues that a government that can determine who can join a nation is too powerful. But real-world history, not to mention the daily news, shows that social harmony depends on cultural unity.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Vast majority of Americans are 'angry at the direction' country is headed

CNN reports nearly 70% of Americans are angry at the way the country is governed, with 30% "very angry."

Obama is barely limping along with a 53% disapproval rating, while Americans give their gridlocked Congress an 85% disapproval. At the very least, Democrats seem headed for a shellacking.

I bet Tim Wise will really be sore after this election.

Quote of the day

"The accusation of 'hate group' and 'hater' is thrown around so much by the cultural left that it has ceased to mean anything other than 'someone who disagrees with the cultural left.'" Dana Milbank, leftist writer

How evil is the IRS?

This evil:

For almost 40 years, Carole Hinders has dished out Mexican specialties at her modest cash-only restaurant. For just as long, she deposited the earnings at a small bank branch a block away — until last year, when two tax agents knocked on her door and informed her that they had seized her checking account, almost $33,000.

The Internal Revenue Service agents did not accuse Ms. Hinders of money laundering or cheating on her taxes — in fact, she has not been charged with any crime. Instead, the money was seized solely because she had deposited less than $10,000 at a time, which they viewed as an attempt to avoid triggering a required government report.

“How can this happen?” Ms. Hinders said in a recent interview. “Who takes your money before they prove that you’ve done anything wrong with it?”
DC can dispense all the happy talk it can about the "dignity of the individual," and "human rights," and even the "sovereignty of the people," but the bottom line is how the central government acts, rather than what it says. Incidents such as the above make the following very clear:

1 - The governing bureaucracy in DC does not serve us, we serve it.

2 - We do not own anything. Whatever we work to possess can be taken from us at any time without notice, and without due process.

3- The constraints in the Bill of Rights are nothing but words on parchment. Power and money are what count, not principles.

Notice that this account of a lawless, autocratic government on the prowl isn't from some fringe, extremist source, but from the New York Times.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Plants can tell when they're being eaten

So it turns out that plants have feelings, too. How long until pushy, hyper-sensitive do-gooders stage protests at salad bars?

White House Presses States to Reverse Mandatory Ebola Quarantine Orders

Our masters in DC think they're in charge of EVERYTHING. Now they're trying to bully governors who've acted to protect their people from Ebola:

The Obama administration has been pushing the governors of New York and New Jersey to reverse their decision ordering all medical workers returning from West Africa who had contact with Ebola patients to be quarantined, an administration official said on Sunday.

But both governors, Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Chris Christie of New Jersey, stood by their decision, saying that the federal guidelines did not go far enough.
Good for them! Where in the Constitution did the people of the sovereign States delegate such authority to the central government?

Have you noticed the escalating tension between DC and the people? The inner revolution against DC we've mentioned before is gaining strength every day.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Are We Ready For The Fall of Baghdad?

Ron Holland sees a grim unfolding of justice in the unraveling of DC's policies in the Middle East:

This is simple payback for Washington's threats, banking fines and penalties against institutions and nations de jure that fail to march to the US tune of dictating trade and financial arrangements. The world is now ganging up on the United States because Washington has terrorized smaller nations around the world for decades as the big bully on the block. We've had the misfortune of watching ISIS – originally funded and equipped by the US, Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf allies, as was Bin Laden – turn on their benefactors out to destroy Assad in Syria because of a pipeline deal and take over much of Iraq. My point is just as the pro-US South Vietnamese government could not survive without major US forces, neither will the present government in Baghdad. So what could happen to the massive, fortified Baghdad US Embassy in the Green Zone that rivals the Vatican in size? What are the possible military objectives of the Islamic State fighters (ISIS) in regard to the Iraqi capitol?
The madhouse nature of DC's actions in the Middle East would be comical if they weren't so tragic. Time after time, the "Good Guys" DC arms and finances morph into "Bad Guys" who are a threat to our freedom and very existence, necessitating yet another round of intervention.

Remember, it isn't a matter of DC making mistakes - it makes money off these endless wars.

Friday, October 24, 2014

NYPD: Hatchet attack an act of terror

Police have identified Zale H. Thompson as the ax-wielding maniac who tried to murder four police officers in New York yesterday. Turns out he was a "Black Power" advocate whose internet postings were often anti-Western and anti-White.

So by current standards, he's a political moderate.

The Answer to Empire

Bill Kaufman describes the problem:

We are, today, subjects of an empire, not citizens of a republic. The idea of “citizenship” has been diluted from one of membership in an organic body in which each person matters, takes part in civic affairs, to the current condition, in which you are a cog in a machine, just another brick in the wall. The role of an American citizen, as viewed by our rulers in Washington, D.C., is to pay your taxes, cast a meaningless vote every four years, and shut the hell up. You have almost—almost—no say in U.S. foreign policy. As Dick Cheney once replied when told that the vast majority of Americans wanted our soldiers home from Iraq: “So?”
And, being the brave soul that he is, Kaufman outlines a response to the problem. Anything we can do to decentralize, to devolve, to reclaim local control of our lives -- since we all live locally, not globally -- is a step in the right direction. The good news Kaufman seeks to share is that those of us who grasp what the great problem of our time is and have an idea about how to tackle it are no longer alone. There are a number of movements afoot coming from different directions but heading toward a similar goal:

Wendell Berry, one of our age’s sages, has noted that hopeful signs are sprouting everywhere: life-giving, life-affirming movements… everything from community-supported agriculture to homeschooling to the New Urbanism to the return of the natives that is going on all over this homesick land. People are rediscovering—reclaiming—citizenship. Berry calls this a “redemptive” movement, though he acknowledges that “in terms of standing and influence [it] is hardly a side at all. It doesn’t have a significant political presence. It is virtually unrepresented in our state and federal governments. Most of its concerns are not on the agenda of either major party.”
As I've noted previously, the breakup of the DC Empire is inevitable. It has already begun in the minds of its subjects. As the administration of Barack Obama has made clear to all who will see, it makes no difference which organized gang is in power. The Empire will go on dropping bombs on innocent civilians in the name of spreading democracy, subsidizing billionaires in the name of prosperity for all, and illegally spying on us in the name of protecting our liberty.

As the man said, "Every day the bucket goes down to the well. One day the bottom will drop out."

Quote of the day

“A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.” ― Robert Frost

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Quote of the day

"When the United Nations was begun in 1945 there were 51 recognized nations. Today there are 193, the vast majority of them small. The lesson of this past century is that empires (including the American empire) don’t work and are likely to create the wars that bring such misery and destruction, and that smaller units are far more stable, peaceful, prosperous, and efficient." Kirkpatrick Sale

Paranoia pays

What does a massive, well-funded military do when it has achieved its goals? Well, if you're the Pentagon, and the Soviet Union collapses under its own dead weight, that's a problem. You have a vast network of lobbyists and politicians who depend on arms manufacturers to reward them with campaign contributions. The arms makers like making billions in government contracts. With no real enemies, you have to go looking for new ones. So puny little Panama, Grenada, and Iraq have to be portrayed as threats just as deadly as the Red Army.

It's the same with the NAACP. It's won all of its battles, and defeated all of its enemies. Blacks not only won the right to vote, but now wield considerable political power. Affirmative action set-asides are now viewed as sacred. So who needs the NAACP? To keep donations rolling in, and to preserve its cushy jobs and hefty political clout, the NAACP has to find new threats to justify its existence. Where's Bull Conner when you need him?

With no enemies in sight, the only thing the NAACP could do was to invent one. So they went after a football coach whose team smashed watermelons after a game. No, really:

After firing him Monday, Charleston County schools Superintendent Nancy McGinley offered Academic Magnet High School football coach Bud Walpole his job back Wednesday. The reversal came after two tumultuous days of intense scrutiny over the school district's decision to fire the longtime coach for his team's postgame watermelon ritual.

McGinley and Walpole met Wednesday afternoon and, according to McGinley's statement, the coach acknowledged that his team's tradition of smashing watermelons as part of a postgame victory celebration "could be viewed in a negative way."
Yes, we've become so hyper-sensitized to the slightest whiff of "racism" that any statement or action that "could be viewed in a negative way" is the moral and political equivalent of lynching. Portraying Blacks in anything less than noble terms is deemed an insult. And no one can put on a prickly display of affected insult like the NAACP:

The Charleston Branch of the NAACP, whose members came out in support of Walpole's firing, issued a statement Wednesday calling the team's tradition "inappropriate and racially insensitive." ...

"All of the elements of the ritual reflect familiar and insulting stereotypes about African-Americans," the group's statement said. ...

Racial connotations between watermelons and African-Americans date back to stereotypes and images that were prevalent after the Civil War, said Marcus Cox, professor of history at The Citadel.

"Watermelons were used to symbolize the idea that African-Americans were simple-minded and only needed rest and a little watermelon to be happy," Cox said. "It goes to perpetuate the idea that slaves were happy with their state. It was really perpetuated after the Civil War, as a way to demonstrate that blacks were not suitable for freedom, that they were in fact inferior and not good citizens.

"These negative images that many white Americans might not think much about are still offensive and hurtful to African-Americans," he said.
Re-read that last line. That's how we're supposed to live these days, trembling in constant fear of offending some delicate minority. Everywhere we go, we're tip-toeing over racial eggshells. So innocence is no defense. Lack of intent to insult anyone fails as an excuse. If the NAACP declares itself offended, heads must roll.

This is madness. And it's only going to get worse.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Autopsy confirms Officer Darren Wilson's account of Brown shooting

Looks like Michael Brown won't get a statue as a Civil Rights martyr after all:

Officer Darren Wilson said that Brown reached for his gun and fought him for control of it. Wilson suffered major damage to his face during this altercation and fight for the gun. Fearing for his life, Wilson said he shot at Brown. Recent eyewitness testimony to the grand jury corroborated Wilson’s claims. Now, the official autopsy report appears to do the same.
The St. Louis Post Dispatch reports on the autopsy which concluded that Michael Brown was shot in the hand at close range, which supports Wilson’s story that Brown was fighting him for control of the gun. Dr. Michael Graham, St. Louis medical examiner, said that the autopsy does support that ‘there was a significant altercation at the car.”
Foreign matter on a thumb wound, according to San Francisco forensic pathologist, Dr. Judy Melinek, “supports the fact that this guy is reaching for the gun, if he has gunpowder particulate material in the wound. If he has his hand near the gun when it goes off, he’s going for the officer’s gun.”

 Then again, since when do mere facts sway the minds of race hustlers?

This day in history

In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

ISIS Seizes US Arms Drop Meant for Syrian Kurds

This is amazing. DC has already blown $424 million in its illegal, cowardly, and inept bombing campaign in Syria and Iraq. And now it turns out that some of the arms intended for the "Good Guys" (the side DC backs at the moment) has gone to the "Bad Guys" (the side DC opposes at the moment). Just another day in the endless crusade to hammer the Middle East into a DC colony:
The US air drops of weaponry to Kurdish fighters in and around Kobani ended up quite a bit more embarrassing than the administration predicted, as ISIS today released a video showing they’d intercepted at least one of the parcels of weaponry.
The ISIS video showed caches of hand grenades, ammunition, and grenade launchers, and will add to the massive amount of US-made weaponry ISIS already possesses.
ISIS supporters followed up the release of the video with a series of “thank you” notes posted on social media, rubbing in the fact that ISIS is armed in great measure by US bungles.

Those ISIS fighters might be brutal fanatics, but, hey, at least they have a sense of humor.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Soon to become a minority in the US, whites express declining support for diversity

The powers that be, from big business, to big media, to big government, all chime that open borders is a grand idea, that it will enrich us, and, hey, it's inevitable anyhow, so you rednecks might as well get used to it.

But some people are realizing that life in areas with real diversity, such as the Balkans or Iraq, is not the kind of vibrancy a sane person would want. So this study from UCLA is no surprise:

“We see a significant reduction in the endorsement of diversity when white Americans are exposed to current projections of future demographics,” said Felix Danbold, a UCLA psychology doctoral student and the paper’s lead author. “Most Americans view diversity in positive terms, but many white Americans who see the actual demographic projections, and the loss of their majority status, end up being less enthusiastic about it.”
So now our handlers' problem is how to silence these heretics until it's too late to do anything about it.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Christmas in Fayetteville, 1864

A North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Observance
Saturday, 13 December 2014 -- 1PM-4:30PM; 6:30PM-9PM
Historic Heritage Square
225 Dick Street, Fayetteville, North Carolina
$5 general admission at door

 1864 Mayor Archibald McLean of Fayetteville will preside over the occasion.
 North Carolina infantry and artillery reenactors; period hospital display.
 “NC Christmas Traditions” tours with historians Kelly Hinson and Ben Eure.
 “Life on the North Carolina Home Front” with author Brenda McKean.
 Hot cider, eggnog, and warm cornbread available.

Please visit Hay Street restaurants/shops during our 4:30-6:30PM Supper Break
Special Narrated Evening Candlelight Tours
of Historic Heritage Square.
Admission: $10 Adults/ $5 Children
Corporate sponsorships are available – contact
Presented by the NC War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
Cumberland Plough Boys Camp No. 2187, NC SCV
All proceeds benefit the Woman’s Club of Fayetteville
For more information contact:

Up To 100,000 Catalans Crowd Barcelona Demanding Independence Vote

The breakup of Spain will have almost as big of an impact here as the Scottish referendum. From Business Insider:

Tens of thousands of Catalans crowded central Barcelona on Sunday calling for early regional elections after plans for a Nov. 9 referendum on independence from Spain were declared illegal by Madrid.

People dressed in yellow T-shirts waved the red and yellow Catalan independence flag, marked with a white star, and bore banners reading “Now is the time” and “We are ready”.
Of course, Madrid doesn't like this. It wants prosperous Catalan to continue subsidizing the government's social welfare programs for the indolent southern regions.

Sound familiar?

Friday, October 17, 2014

Texas orders travel restrictions

Texas health officials are doing the job D.C. refuses to do:

Texas health officials have ordered any person who entered the room of the first Ebola patient at a Dallas hospital not to travel by public transport, including planes ship, buses or trains, or visit groceries, restaurants or theaters for 21 days, until the danger of developing Ebola has passed.

The instructions, issued by the Texas Department of State Health Service late Thursday, cover more than 70 health workers involved in providing care for Thomas Duncan, the Liberian national who became the first patient to test positive for Ebola in the United States.
As we noted yesterday, a majority of Americans now believe their State and local governments should assume many of the powers now exercised by the federal government. The ebola crisis/fiasco illustrates why. D.C. has mutated into a self-serving, entrenched bureaucracy with no regard for its subjects. No wonder the subjects do not consider D.C. a legitimate government.

Debating same-sex "marriage" with a leftist

Here's a recent online debate I had with a leftist who claimed homosexuals have a right to marry. Enjoy.

KyCobb said... Given your belief that everyone's civil rights are subject to repeal by 51% of the voters, if the electorate voted to ban Old Rebel from marrying, or to ban Old Rebel from owning guns, you wouldn't even consider going to court to defend your rights, correct?

Old Rebel said... You're assuming someone took away homosexuals' "right" to marry. Such a right never existed until the Cultural Marxists dreamed it up. Simply claiming a right to something doesn't create an obligation to grant that person's wish. The right to self-defense, on the other hand, is well-defined by history and tradition.

KyCobb said... Homosexuals have the right to equal protection of the laws, which is in the Constitution, and is well defined.

Old Rebel said... Which amendment gives them the right to re-define social institutions? Group marriage is not far away.

KyCobb said... There is no equal protection argument for group marriage, because having two marriage licenses is not equal to having one.

Old Rebel said... If marriage can be re-defined from the union of a man and a woman to a union of two men or two women, on what grounds can we deny a license to polygamists?

KyCobb said... To protect the interest of the original spouse and the original spouse's children in the emotional and financial support of the other original spouse. Another reason is to prevent social instability which could be caused if rich men build large harems leaving few eligible women for less wealthy men to marry. We observe that in polygamous communities where teenage boys are cast out to fend for themselves so that they can't compete with the old men for teenage girls.

Old Rebel said.. In other words, you're saying society must ensure that its members conform to certain standards to promote stability and perpetuation.

I couldn't agree more.

Since only a man and a woman can create babies, and since those who are genetically invested in the survival of their own offspring will provide the best care for those offspring, it's in society's interest to grant special rights to the union of a man and a woman - and deny those rights to others.

Ky Cobb said... crickets chirping...
Religious arguments just won't work on leftists. So we need to steer then into realizing that ALL policies must be grounded in the reality of the human condition. Yesterday's quote of the day from Wendell Berry phrased it perfectly: “Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Quote of the day

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” ― Wendell Berry

Secession is coming

The dysfunction in D.C. would be laughable if it wasn't so tragic. Its sprawling bureaucracy is too big to be managed. Consider this: St. Lucia and Columbia have already done what had to be done about ebola, and that was to prohibit flights from western African countries. Meanwhile, U.S. embassies in ebola-stricken African countries are STILL issuing visas to non-U.S. citizens. That's our government at work, folks.

And remember, it was D.C.'s insane open borders policy that created the ebola problem in this country to begin with.

Secession makes sense. Only those political units organized around the shared values of a unifying culture can govern themselves; otherwise, an authoritarian regime must impose order on its always-squabbling peoples. The primary reason the federal government is becoming increasingly intrusive is directly due to rising diversity, which invites and breeds culture clashes.

Little wonder more people see the central government as incompetent at best, and at worst, a threat to their liberty and security. That attitude, unsurprisingly, has now become mainstream. In fact, a majority of Americans now believe their State and local governments should take over many of the powers now exercised by D.C. From the Washington Post:

On several important issues, majority opinion has actually flipped over the last forty years, shifting from a majority in favor of federal dominance to a majority against it. For example, the percentage of Americans who believe that state or local government should make the major decisions on drug policy has increased from 39% in 1973 to 61% in 2013. On health care, it has risen from 40% to 62%; on environmental protection, it has gone from 36% to 56%. On prison reform, the proportion supporting state and local primacy has increased from 43% to 68%.

In both 1973 and 2013, substantial majorities favored federal primacy on national defense, Social Security, and cancer research. But in the last two cases, the minority preferring state or local control has substantially increased. Similarly, in both 1973 and 2013, large majorities favored state or local control of education, transportation, housing, and welfare policy. But on all three of the four issues, those anti-federal government majorities have grown substantially.
A famous quote from John Adams comes to mind: "The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations ... This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution."

Don't look now, but a similar revolution is well under way once again. Know hope, my friends.