Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Real Flag of Freedom

James and Linda Vandiver lowered the DC flag and raised the Confederate Battleflag on the pole outside their motel. They did it to protest the election of Barack Hussein Obama, and Obama's leftist agenda. A few huffy prisses objected, but most understood the real meaning of that flag -- and agreed with it:

For Loy Mauch of Bismarck in Hot Spring County, the Confederate flag is a symbol of America’s Christian roots, from which he believes the nation has strayed.

“The government has lost its moral authority over God-fearing Americans and I wish more patriots like James Vandiver would take their stand for what the Confederate Battle Flag truly symbolizes,” Mauch wrote.

Linda Vandiver said the Democrat is a Marxist who wants to turn America into a socialist country.

Obama wants to redistribute wealth by raising taxes on the rich, create a universal healthcare system and institute a global tax aimed at eliminating worldwide poverty, she said.

Steven Fowler, an accountant from nearby Alpena, which sits on the Boone-Carroll county line, called Vandiver to tell him that he supports what he’s doing after he read about it in the Record.

The Battle Flag of the Confederacy, with a version of St. Andrew’s cross emblazoned across it, is a symbol of Christianity first and foremost, Fowler said.

But it also represents the supremacy of the states over the federal government.

By flying it, Fowler said, the Vandivers are warning against an Obama presidency that he believes will expand the federal government by nationalizing health care, redistributing wealth and broadening the welfare system.

“And it’s not just Obama. [GOP candidate John ] Mc-Cain would do the same thing. The trend is toward centralizing power,” Fowler said. “The [Confederate ] flag is a symbol of defiance against tyranny and centralization of power. I urge everybody to learn what the flag truly represents and fly it.”

Naturally, when the Arkansas League of the South got wind of this, they extended their welcome to the latest folks who finally see the direction DC is taking us, and are ready to resist. Van Owens, the League's Arkansas chairman, contacted The Vandivers to offer support. Good going, Van!

Expect to see more stories like this. The lines are coming into focus now -- there are those who support the big-government, globalist DC regime, and they are pledging allegiance to their government and its flag with intoxicated joy.

And we have ours:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

If Max Boot is happy ...

Neocon Max Boot hath beheld Obama's appointments and finds them pleasing - which is bad news for the rest of us:

According to the latest news reports, President-elect Obama will nominate a national security team next week that is stunning in its moderation.

"Moderation," as used by insufferable idealogues, means "agreement with me." But I digress. Here's more Max:

As someone who was skeptical of Obama’s moderate posturing during the campaign, I have to admit that I am gobsmacked by these appointments, most of which could just as easily have come from a President McCain. ... His appointments suggest that, if anything, his administration will have a Reapolitiker, rather than a liberal, bent, although Clinton and Steinberg at State should be powerful voices for “neo-liberalism” which is not so different in many respects from “neo-conservativism”. Both, for instance, support humanitarian interventions in places like Darfur and Bosnia.

Neoconservatism, Neoliberalism = High Popalorum, Low Popahirum

In other words, the American people were so disgusted by the loss of blood and treasure from the Neocons Wars, and by the crumbling economy, they voted for change, any change. But what they got was more of the same, just prettied up in different wrapping paper.

Not a dime's worth of difference

Ok, newbies, here's our message: The alliance of Big Business and Big Government that in 1865 overthrew the limited government established by the Founders has expanded its power and reach over the decades. It now controls the economy and maintains a stranglehold on political power. (Just try getting an alternative to the Democrats or Republicans off the ground if you don't believe us.) Americans are even trained to renounce the sovereignty of the people and pledge allegiance instead to the central government. It's considered unpatriotic if you don't. The illusion of popular sovereignty is propped up by elections, which legitimize the elite's rule. But as George Wallace observed, it doesn't matter which wing of the Big-Business/Big-Government ruling party wins; the same policies will be implemented no matter what.

What proof do we offer? Well, there's this:

A senior Obama campaign official shared with The Washington Note that in July 2008, the McCain and Obama camps began to work secretly behind the scenes to assemble large rosters of potential personnel for the administration that only one of the candidates would lead.

Lists comprised of Democrats and Republicans were assembled, sorted into areas of policy expertise, so that the roster could be called on after the election by either the Obama or McCain transition teams.

And just what sorts of policies and personnel would these two camps agree on, no matter who won the election? Let's ask Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid:

Q: [GANNETT NEWS] With more Democrats in the Senate and the House and a Democrat in the White House, how do you see congressional efforts playing out on such issues as health care and immigration?

A: [Reid] On immigration, there's been an agreement between (President-elect Barack) Obama and (Arizona Republican Sen. John) McCain to move forward on that. ... We'll do that.

Q: Will there be as much of a fight on immigration as last time?

A: We've got McCain and we've got a few others. I don't expect much of a fight at all. Now health care is going to be difficult. That's a very complicated issue. We debated at great length immigration. People understand the issues very well. We have not debated health care, so that's going to take a lot more time to do

Amnesty for illegal aliens is a done deal, as far as our handlers in DC are concerned. As for socialized medicine, well, that might get a little stickier. It'll take a little more time to ram that through.

We could toss in a few other news items, such as Obama's retention of Bush's Secretary of Defense, but why beat a dead horse? DC will continue to project its power at home and abroad from behind a noble-sounding facade of militant egalitarianism. That's what DC does, no matter which sock-puppet plays the part of president.

Either way, the globalist agenda will be implemented, the people be damned.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Mexican gangs now infiltrating Kentucky

It was just a matter of time:

Until recent years, Kentucky wasn’t a major destination for illegal immigrants. ... But a new wave of illegal immigrants has been arriving in recent years, and law enforcement agencies say many of these undocumented citizens are bringing with them drugs, gangs and violent crime.

And we're supposed to believe that drugs, gangs, and violent crime are just the price of the glories of diversity. Tell that to the victims of MS-13 who've been hacked by machetes.

Insurer won't pay for Duke lacrosse case

Seems AIG is denying coverage to Peking Duke University for its public defamation and wrongful suspension of its lacrosse players two years ago. Duke is suing.

This is one time we'll all be pulling for the insurance company. Heh.

Miami judge rules against Florida gay adoption ban

Here it comes:

In her decision this morning, Miami Dade Circuit Judge Cindy Lederman ruled that there was no "rational basis" to prevent the children from being adopted. The case, which marks the first time that a gay adoption case has been taken before a trial court in Florida, seems likely to go before the Florida Supreme Court, which could overturn the ban.

What they cannot win at the ballot box, they will win in the courts.

Hustlers foment strife

Looks like the boys at the SPLC have cried "wolf" a little too often. People are starting to get tired of the constant alarm. For example:

Yet as America prepares to inaugurate its first black president, a milestone that was unimaginable even four years ago, hustlers continue to foment racial strife. The Southern Poverty Law Center said his election has triggered more than 200 incidents of hate and racism, which it says is a record in modern presidential elections. The report naturally gave rise to numerous news articles alleging a resurgence of white racism in America.

But downplayed in the report and the news reporting was most of the post-election "hate crimes" were committed by children and teens too intellectually immature to understand the deeper meaning of the words they spray-painted on public property or chanted on their school bus.

All too true. In the report cited, "attacks" against Latinos are supposed to be on the rise. Count Potokula, the SPLC ghoul who feeds on hate crimes, real or imagined, invoked images of hate-filled Klansmen and skinheads terrorizing oppressed Mexican peasants, when in fact, most crimes against Latinos are committed by blacks and other Latinos.

Of course, these tactics have infected political discourse in this country. If you want to enforce existing Federal border security laws, you're guilty of hate. If you fail to agree with sodomites that they can marry, then that's hate, too. (A sign that popped up during the Proposition 8 referendum in California: "Love, not H8.")

Here in Charlotte, the oh-so-politically correct city council finally acted on citizens' complaints about Taco trucks prowling in their neighborhoods. The trucks not only smell, but also attract crowds and create noise in residential areas. Latinos packed city hall, demanding that council expand the hours the trucks can do business. One sign read, "How can you hate on taco trucks?" Whatever.

Welcome to political discourse in the age of tolerance. Are you for open borders, same-sex "marriage," and transforming Southern communities into barrios? No? Then you're guilty of hate. Shame on you.

RUSSIAN ANALYST PREDICTS BREAKUP OF USA

Sorry, Professor, but our own professors have already seen this coming. Still, it's nice to see others confirm our views (from Drudge Report):

A leading Russian political analyst has said the economic turmoil in the United States has confirmed his long-held view that the country is heading for collapse, and will divide into separate parts.

Professor Igor Panarin said in an interview with the respected daily IZVESTIA published on Monday: "The dollar is not secured by anything. The country's foreign debt has grown like an avalanche, even though in the early 1980s there was no debt. By 1998, when I first made my prediction, it had exceeded $2 trillion. Now it is more than 11 trillion. This is a pyramid that can only collapse." ...

He also cited the "vulnerable political setup", "lack of unified national laws", and "divisions among the elite, which have become clear in these crisis conditions."

He predicted that the U.S. will break up into six parts - the Pacific coast, with its growing Chinese population; the South, with its Hispanics; Texas, where independence movements are on the rise; the Atlantic coast, with its distinct and separate mentality; five of the poorer central states with their large Native American populations; and the northern states, where the influence from Canada is strong.

Not a bad analysis, but there are a lot more Southerners in the South than Hispanics. The point is, the Empire that replaced the Old Republic cannot hold together.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Hispanic in charge of Obama's immigration policy

Where do I file this story? Should it go in the "Blood is thicker than water" or "Foxes in the henhouse" file? Both are bulging these days.

Stanford law Professor Tino Cuéllar was named this week to lead President-elect Barack Obama's transition working group on immigration, putting him among the many scholars from the Bay Area who are helping shape the next administration. ...

"He's brilliant beyond his years," said John Trasviña, president of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, who met Cuéllar when he was a law student at Yale and encouraged him to go to work in Washington.

While Aleinikoff's background in immigration law is deep, Cuéllar brings a broader perspective, said Muzaffar Chishti, a senior staff member at the nonpartisan Migration Policy Institute in Washington.

The fact that Cuéllar grew up on the border may mean he has strong views about the border fence currently being expanded by the Department of Homeland Security, said Chishti.

Strong views. Right.

16 arrested in Iraq for distributing cleric’s leaflet

Here's the freedom we've paid 3 trillion and 4000+ lives for.

For now, conservatism a philosophy without a party

Sometimes it takes an outsider to make folks see the light. Liberal Ted Rall is shining a bright light on the Neocon record, and doesn't see anything conservative about it:

George W. Bush campaigned as a “compassionate conservative,” but conservatism was as absent from his governance as compassion. He has increased the federal deficit from $3.3 to $5.9 trillion. Add in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq — estimated at $2.4 trillion as of 2007 — and he will have put the country a staggering $5 trillion deeper into the hole. He hired 180,000 federal employees for a new Cabinet-level department, Homeland Security, all to make you take off your shoes at the airport.

Conservative? Not these guys.

Unlike Bush & Co, Rall sees a real need for traditional conservatives, or what Rall refers to as "real conservatives, which the Neocons have condemned as "unpatriotic conservatives." That's because real conservatives consider it their duty to object when the language of conservatism is misappropriated to sell big government projects to the heartland:

Why do I care? Simple: America needs conservatives — real conservatives. Deficit hawks, America Firsters and get-that-dang-guvmint-outta-my-bizness types are essential watchdogs of fiscal responsibility and personal freedom. Moreover, ideological diversity sparks intellectual innovation.

Conservatism is far more appealing to the average American than the bastardized form that has driven Republican policy for more than half a century. In 2008 voters rejected neoconservatism, an arrogant brand of “exceptionalism” dedicated to pre-emptive warfare, defending Israel, and empire building at the expense of all else.

Got that? Now, let's get to work and get that dang guvmint outta our bizness.

Barack Obama accused of selling out on Iraq

What do you know? Obama's not ending any war -- he's just adjusting the theatre of operations a little, that's all.

Who could've predicted Obama would be business as usual? No one -- other than these crazy people, that is.

All US Financials Will be Nationalized in a Year

From CNBC:

It's not preferable, but all major U.S. financial companies will eventually be under government control because the alternative is so much worse, Hugh Hendry, chief investment officer at hedge fund Eclectica Asset Management, said Friday.

"All financials will be owned by the U.S. government in a year," Hendry said. "I bet you."

Nationalizations take dramatic losses from the private sector and places them on the larger balance sheet of the public sector, he said.

"It's not good," but society is vulnerable and society is going to have to intervene, Hendry said.

From I'll Take My Stand:

Big business has more often taken refuge behind the national government than behind the state...to the eternal whine of big business for paternalistic and exploitative legislation such as the tariff, the ship and railroad subsidies. Historically, the vested interests of industrialism have not had any great use for state rights. They are the founders of the doctrine of centralization...It may be suggested as a principle that for the positive exploitation big business has desired large and sweeping powers for the national government.' (pages 86,87)

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Zimbabwe refuses to let Jimmy Carter into country

A newspaper defended the action by claiming the Zimbabwe government sought to prevent Carter from stirring up trouble.

Why didn't we think of that in 1977?

Obama redefines patriotism

Who's pledging obedience and loyalty to the highly centralized, socialist, multicultural autocracy in DC? These folks, and for good reason:

Before Obama's victory speech in Chicago, the crowd of 125,000 people said the Pledge of Allegiance. In my 53 years I have never heard such a multicultural throng recite the pledge with such determined enunciation, expelling it from the heart in a treble soaring to the skies and a bass drumming through the soil to vibrate my feet. ...

Spontaneous street bursts of the pledge and the national anthem came from notoriously liberal Madison, Wis., and the People's Republic of Cambridge. The day after the election, children claimed they said the pledge in school like they never said it before, in places like majority-black Washington, which still does not have a vote in Congress, and Memphis, where Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

So what's your excuse for pledging unconditional loyalty to such a regime?

Friday, November 21, 2008

Report: U.S. Dominance and Influence Predicted to Fade

What? You mean a nation can't throw open its borders to poverty-stricken Third-World immigrants, or squander its military and economic resources on counter-productive wars without negative consequences?

Gee, who could've seen that coming?

It's North vs. South in Big Three bailout fight

Here are the kinds of questions the economic meltdown is forcing folks to consider:

Should taxpayers in Alabama be required to bail out automakers whose plants are concentrated in Northern states like Michigan and Ohio?

That’s one question on which there’s bipartisan accord — at least among two of Alabama’s representatives in Congress. ...

Sen. Jeff Sessions, R- Ala., told reporters Wednesday, “I can not imagine a real justification for a worker in Alabama who does not have any health insurance at his company to be taxed to maintain a Cadillac health care plan for somebody in Detroit.”

As the artificial megastate implodes, regional concerns and interests will re-assert themselves. And the more culturally united these regions naturally are, the more capable they'll be at coordinating and uniting at the local level. The DC empire is fast approaching a critical point where its component parts must re-organize at more sustainable levels, and when that happens, the importance of human-scaled regions will become crucial.

United Europe celebrates ethnic diversity

Hold on! Mr. Steves isn't yapping about the Three-Card Monte version of diversity DC is imposing by force and fraud, which actually amounts to destroying organic culture, leaving behind a deracinated population of rootless consumers. Instead, he's admiring the genuine, organic diversity that arises from self-selecting, historical cultures -- the natural diversity Russell Kirk proclaimed as a conservative value in opposition to the artificial universalism of abstract, other-worldly ideologies. Here's what Rick Steves sees happening in Europe:

As Europe united, I feared its ethnic diversity would be threatened. But I find just the opposite is happening. In Europe there are three loyalties: to your region, to your nation and to Europe.

Ask a person from Munich where he's from and he'll say, "I'm Bavarian," or "I'm German" or "I'm European," depending on his generation and his outlook. Ask somebody from Barcelona, and she'll say, "I'm Catalunyan," or "I'm Spanish" or "I'm European," depending on her viewpoint. These days city halls all over Europe fly three flags: regional, national, and European.

Perhaps Alex Salmond's successful Scottish National Party had the right idea all along with its strategy of Scottish "independence within Europe." It's clearly worth looking into.

This Is Change?

Here's a scathing and brutally honest look at what DC really does while it's hiding behind all the noble rhetoric. The article exposes the similarity between the bloody, authoritarian policies of the Clinton and Bush administrations, documenting how both expanded the power of the Federal government at home and abroad, then reveals why experts see the coming Obama administration as more of the same. The Clintonites and Neocons are happily joining up with Team Obama, and this unsettling piece tells you why.

You want real change? Click here.

Bush's Legacy: European Socialism

Couldn't have said this any better: all Obama has to do is to keep running with the ball that W tossed him. That way, he can assure gullible conservatives he's only continuing W's work, while he's actually implementing his leftist agenda. That way, everybody's happy -- until the naive conservatives realize they've been played for fools -- again:

Will Obama govern from the left? He doesn't have to. George W. Bush has done all the heavy lifting for him. It was under Bush that the government basically took over as the chief stockholder of our financial institutions and under Bush that we ceded our financial controls to the European Union. In doing so, he has done nothing to preserve what differentiates the vibrant American economy from those dying economies in Europe.

The Incredible Shrinking Republican Party

This analysis is zipping around the blogosphere these days as both explanation of the Republican defeat and as its remedy. Actually, the author only gets it half right -- while he does neatly summarize why the national political scene will be dominated by left-leaning Democrats, he misses the real significance of the recent presidential election.

See if you spot the huuuuuge blind spot in this conclusion:

As a result of changes in American society, today's electorate is very different from the electorate of twenty, thirty, or forty years ago. Three long-term trends have been especially significant in this regard: increasing racial diversity, declining rates of marriage, and changes in religious beliefs. As a result of these trends, today's voters are less likely to be white, less likely to be married, and less likely to consider themselves Christians than voters of just a few decades ago.

Notice how "racial diversity" and "changes in religious beliefs" are cited as unfathomable, independent phenomena. Apparently such things just happen, like earthquakes. But in fact, these changes are the direct result of Federal policies. It works like this: you open the door to the Third World and its buffet of ethnic groups and religions, and of course the proportion of whites and Christians drops nationally.

The article goes on to argue that because of the mysterious rise in the numbers of minorities (who, it notes, will soon become the majority), Republicans must abandon their ties with those washed-up white Christians and compete with the Democrats as the champions of all those minority groups. After all, goes the argument, the Republicans already have all the conservative white Christians in their pockets, and they're not going anywhere, so the best way to boost Republican fortunes is by widening the tent:

Since the potential for additional Republican gains among married white Christians appears to be limited, Republican leaders will need to find ways to reduce the Democratic advantage among voters who are not married white Christians in order to maintain the party's competitive position.

The demographic mentioned here is indeed key. Steve Sailer offers this neat synopsis of why urban singles tend to be liberal and suburban and rural families tend toward conservatism:

... cheaper homes mean that non-Hispanic whites tend to marry earlier and have more children, which means they attract family oriented people and their cultures tend to be more family-oriented, making Republican family values appeals more appealing there.

Bottom line, the problem is not how to salvage the Republican party, but how to salvage a civilization. Look forward to a Republican party even more contemptuous of traditional conservatism than even the Neocon Bush regime. The political clout -- and therefore, the ability to advance their own interests -- of white Christian families can only evaporate as DC continues to prosecute its top-down demographic coup against traditional America. Only the carving out of political enclaves where they predominate will enable them to survive in those areas.

And that means secession. To those who still imagine the answer is to "revive the Republican party," I say, snap out of it.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Mummies stir political row in China

Here's a report on a threat to the Chinese communist regime that's risen from the past. The opening sentence is priceless:

An exhibit in the museum in Urumqui gives the government's unambiguous take on the history of this border region: "Xinjiang has been an inalienable part of the territory of China," says one prominent sign.

"Inalienable," huh? That kind of absolutist language is typical of authoritarian governments, and for good reason. Their political control over their subject population is not to be questioned, and the territory over which they rule is -- what's the word I'm looking for? Oh, yeah -- "indivisible." A government that derives its authority through the consent of the governed, on the other hand, can be altered or abolished by the people. And that sort of thing cannot be allowed in Red China.

Yeah. Pity those poor, helpless Chinese.

Anyway, the threat from the past to Communist rule in China comes from evidence that non-Chinese peoples once predominated in the Xinjiang province. And the descendents of those people are increasingly feeling forbidden pride in a unique cultural heritage:

Uighur nationalists have gleaned evidence from mummies, whose corpses span thousands of years, to support historical claims to the region. Foreign scholars say that at the very least, the Tarim mummies seem to indicate the very first people to settle the area came from the west - down from the steppes of Central Asia and even farther afield - and not from the plains and river valleys of Chinese interior.

The 21st century will be defined by the abandonment of super-sized ideologicial regimes and the resurgence of smaller, culturally based political units. Not even the last totalitarian regime is immune. To which we say, it's about time.

Democrats Cover Up Bush Era War Crimes

Obama's delivered. We have a change of rhetoric we can believe in. Meanwhile, DC's 24/7 scam goes on -- and that's fooling Americans into supporting the ruling class's bloody, soulless machinery of power.

Did you really think things were going to change? All we did was substitute one sock puppet for another.

Air Power

Fred Reed takes a brutally honest, humorous gander at jet fighters, military thinking, DC's "intelligence" forces, and other dinosaurs. Like the Empire they serve, the US Air Force does much, much more harm than good to its supposed clients. A sample:

Now, we read a lot of PR about “surgical strikes” and “precision weapons.” Think carefully about this. Intel says a terrorist leader of indescribable potency is in a house in a flimsily constructed suburb. The Air Force then makes a surgical strike with a five-hundred-pound bomb, taking out half a block. Pretty surgical, that. Perhaps it was the right block – it is possible – but still kills seventy-five people. The male relatives of the dead then join the insurgency. Ray-rah air power. The Air Force can’t afford to understand this, as then it would have to find a day job.

See what just happened? In a piece scourging the Pentagon's wasteful, counter-productive policy they cluelessly call "surgical strikes," the author just illustrated how to pull off the real thing. That Fred!

Attention, America: Obama is just like Lincoln

That's what the corporate media tells us -- over and over and over.

It's positively eerie how much they have in common. As CNN breathlessly relates above, in addition to everything else that links them, both are NOT from Illinois!

Just gives you the shivers, doesn't it?

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Christian activist attacked by anti-Prop 8 goons

Here's the perfect image symbolizing what the fight for traditional values is all about:


Watch these homosexual thugs shout down an elderly lady during a TV interview, then knock her Christian cross to the ground and stomp on it.

No one's less tolerant than these apostles of tolerance.

One last chance to fight for our Constitution

Now here's something interesting:

Former Deputy Attorney General Philip Berg filed a lawsuit addressing the citizenship status of Barack Obama before the Democratic National Convention and copied Democratic Chairman Howard Dean. It should have alerted them that there was a possible problem before they selected their nominee. But that problem was ignored. Other lawsuits filed before Nov. 4 were also ignored, placing us in what could be a constitutional crisis.

The good news is the real election hasn't taken place yet. The Electoral College doesn't meet until Dec. 15. That gives us less than a month to find the answers to the looming questions regarding whether Barack Obama meets the constitutional requirements for the office of president.

And the plot gets thicker. Check out Craig Roberts's speculations on this:

What if all of this issue about Obama not being a natural born US citizen is designed to do exactly what the cabal wants? That is, at the last minute, have him disqualified as President-elect? What would this do? Maybe start riots? A race war?

This would cause a national emergency not seen since 1860. We are an armed society and a powder keg. The economy is in the toilet, the stock market is a corpse barely floating on a stagnant river, the auto industry on the verge of going belly up, people losing their houses, etc. Add to this the Supreme Court deciding Obama can't serve as President and we have the ingredients for a civil war. Such a scenario could call for the use of UN troops to police our streets since all our active and reserve forces are overseas and no one of significant force is home to deal with such a situation.

The globalist could step in "to help us and to peace keep" and the end result would be forced disarmament of US citizens, compartmentalization of the population to relocation centers "for our own protection" and other dire events that would basically destroy this country in a swift manner never before anticipated. All the legal mechanisms in both civil and military government are in place to do exactly this. I was serving when JAG officers from all services were called to Ft Bragg to determine how to get around Posse Comitatus, and after a week, they said they had a means to do so. This was during the Clinton regime. Canada and Mexico both have signed mutual aid agreements using their militaries with the U.S. since "Katrina." Russians and former Warsaw Pact forces have been trained at Fort Polk on a US combat town (Operation Cooperative Nugget) for UN deployment scenarios. There's more, but the point is too many intel idicators point to bad things.

Call me a conspiracy theorist if you want, but trying to look into the cloudy crystal ball of the intel community to forecast the future is what I did for 14 years.

God help us all,

America’s Moronic Iraq Policy Means More Muslim Immigration

It's not just the ruinous costs of the Iraqi Conquest that's hurting us. Paul Craig Roberts is even more concerned about the demographic upheaval -- the millions of Iraqis who've been displaced by the US-led chaos in that country will have to go somewhere, and what more likely place could that be than here? That, warns Roberts, will be an even greater disaster for us:

Even these costs might be small if an article by Richard LaMountain in the November 2008 Middle American News is accurate. According to LaMountain, US refugee programs for Iraqis displaced by the US invasion and occupation could result in a large and growing Muslim US population. These would be people whose lives were adversely impacted by the US invasion of Iraq.

If the US maintains its pro-Israeli stance against Arabs and Muslims generally, the implications of a growing Muslim population and a government obsessed with its "war on terror" are frightening for American civil liberty. In order to contain the potential terror that it will have imported, Washington would impose a total police state. We will have our own Saddam Hussein.

Heckuva job, W!

Iraq war 'violated rule of law'

Uh-oh. Even though his term is up, Bush's poodle could face some difficulties for supporting Bush's disastrous war:

Legal advice given to Tony Blair by the attorney general prior to the Iraq war was fundamentally "flawed," a former law lord has claimed.

Lord Bingham said Lord Goldsmith had given Mr Blair "no hard evidence" that Iraq had defied UN resolutions "in a manner justifying resort to force".

Therefore, the action by the UK and US was "a serious violation of international law," Lord Bingham added.

What kind of difficulties? These kind:

But Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg said Lord Bingham's claims made a full public inquiry into the government's decision to go to war "unavoidable".

"Lord Bingham's stature means that his devastating criticism cannot just be brushed under the carpet," Mr Clegg said.

"This is a damning condemnation of what was an unjustified invasion which we now know to have flouted international law."

The precedent for the US could be devastating. This bears close watching.

Taliban threaten Paris attacks

Here's a new twist in the always-evolving field of insurgency strategy: Invading armies will not only be attacked when they barge into areas where they're not invited, but their homelands will be subject to retribution, too:

The Taliban threatened to launch attacks in Paris unless France withdraws from Afghanistan, in a video aired by Al Arabiya television on Monday. ...

"We have killed 10 French soldiers today as a message to the French so that they rectify their mistakes and withdraw from Afghanistan, and if they don't they will hear our response in Paris," said Mullah Farouq, identified as the commander of the unit that raided the French troops, on the video.

This is just the latest indication how the old model of empire no longer works. We already know it's not a viable economic model anymore. Now we see graphic proof that it's not a reliable means of enhancing security; in fact, as this story illustrates, it has the reverse effect. Just about any Western country will have immigrants from some Third-World country who'd serve as a ready-made counter-invasion force if called upon.

And as 9/11 taught us -- or at least, as it taught some of us -- resident alien populations may live among us, but their loyalty lives elsewhere.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Neocon chickens coming home to roost ...


... and many of our formerly enthusiastic cheerleaders for authoritarian liberation are stuck under those roosts, with no umbrella to shield them. Michelle Malkin, to name one example, is horrified at homosexual activists determined to bypass popular will to impose same-sex "marriage" in California, condemning those activists as "unhinged" as they loudly (even violently) protest the Mormon church and other supporters of Proposition 8. And here's one champion of universal rights in Iraq sputtering about how the homosexual lobby is "straining" the concept of equal rights. Priceless!

Odd, but the homosexual agenda doesn't see it as a "strain" at all; indeed, they interpret equal rights for homosexuals as the natural progression of the civil rights movement -- and aren't the least bit shy about blasting opponents of same-sex "marriage" as exponents of "hate":

Can you hear it? It is the Grand Rule of Bigotry, same as it ever was: Prejudice and fanaticism tend to yell loudest and cling on the hardest when they are most threatened, when they know their worldview is slated for imminent demolition.

Just look. As I write these very words, big-money ultraconservatives are joining churches and temples and sad, sad priests nationwide in extolling their fearful throngs to send huge portions of their life savings straight to the gaggle of pro-Prop. 8 extortionists, in an attempt to ban gay marriage and crush what essentially amounts to a type of love they cannot, will not understand it.

Those words must sting, seeing as how the bloggers linked above once cheered on the invasion of Iraq in the name of Bush's proclaimed principles of "universal liberty" and "the equality and dignity of all people."

Some of the more frenzied war supporters delighted in brandishing "equality" as a noble cover for their fun little war:

Egalitarianism? Absolute! Belief in human equality especially with respect to social, political, and economic rights and privileges is an all American tradition. Great Satan doesn't have apartheid, holy blood lines, untouchable castes, tribal affiliation, sacred turf or the enslaved. Great Satan does have an amazing lack of sympathy for nation states that who would promote them - and often utterly destroys (including one especial sucessionary confederation) [He meant "secessionary," as in the South -- a favorite target of State-worshippers -- webmaster] that are jazzed about such played, failed, ammoral, immoral and retarded - in the classic sense too - wicked regimes.

Now, the few war supporters I've heard from on this embarrassing topic say something along the lines of, "Oh, we didn't mean 'equality' for homosexuals." Sorry, but that's the danger of wielding universal abstractions - they're intended to be applied everywhere. Andrew Sullivan, who's worked himself into a lavender rage about Prop 8, and is daily highlighting the effort to have the courts impose same-sex "marriage" on Californians, also welcomed the invasion of Iraq as the beginning of a global war of liberation for homosexuals. Can we blame him for expecting a little consistency?

I would tell those former Neocon enablers they should've been a little more far-sighted when they jumped on the warwagon of Iraq "liberation," but frankly, I'm enjoying watching them cook in the boiling water they helped draw. Besides, they didn't pay much mind to those of us who warned that the Neocon battle cry of global "creative destruction" didn't just apply to Muslims, but to our traditional culture as well. The ideology of "universal rights" is a sledgehammer designed and used for destroying traditional society and expanding the power of the central government to advance equality by force. That's why the charge of "hate" is hurled at those who resist reconstruction. And that's why Big Government proponents of all stripes, from leftists like Christopher Hitchens and Hillary Clinton, to rightists like Cal Thomas and Dick Cheney, rapturously embraced the Neocon Wars.

You made your bed, war bloggers. Sleep in it. And don't blame us for your bad dreams.

The world has never seen such freezing heat

Hey, dude, where's my global warming? These fellas would like to know, too:

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.

Oopsies. Guess we'll have to un-do all those new regulations, right? Right.

Bracing for the Obama backlash

There's some mean chickens coming home to roost these days. It's a shock to some, as they wake up to the consequences of policies they once enthusiastically supported. The concentration of executive power in DC is most clearly in focus these days, thanks to the successful presidential run of an ambitious leftist. We've noted previously (see here and here) how Obama's coming to power is not anything new, but the natural trajectory of an out-of-control, globalist political system at war with its subject population.

This article notes how the spreading shock of an untried, hard-left activist in the White House is transforming the political arena and making people more open to strategies and goals once considered inconceivable:

The League of the South, a secessionist group, says Web hits jumped from 50,000 a month to 300,000 since Nov. 4, and its phones are ringing off the hook.

While we appreciate the attention, the Christian Science Monitor article reporting on the new interest in the League isn't exactly what we'd want -- check out the screaming headline, and that unsavory character in the accompanying photo -- but, as they say in Tinsel Town, just spell the name right.

And it's always nice to see your vision of locally based, human-scaled self-government accurately portrayed:

But for nonviolent secessionist groups like the League of the South, the hope is for a more vigorous debate about the direction of the US and the South's role in it, says Michael Tuggle, a League blogger in North Carolina.

Mr. Tuggle says his group isn't looking for an 1860-style secession but, rather, a model that Spain, for one, is moving toward, in which "there's a great deal of autonomy for constituent regions" – a foil to what is seen as unchecked, dangerous federal power in Washington.

"To a lot of people, the idea of secession doesn't seem so crazy anymore," says Tuggle. "People are talking about how left out they feel, ... and they feel that something strange and radical has taken over our country."

Another day, another chip in Leviathan's armor.

Friday, November 14, 2008

500K illegal immigrants defying deportation orders

Amazing, isn't it? People who sneer at our laws go on to sneer at our laws.

White powder sent to Mormon temples in Utah, LA

Two words for the following: homosexual terrorism:

Letters containing a suspicious white powder were sent Thursday to Mormon temples in Los Angeles and Salt Lake City that were the sites of protests against the church's support of California's gay marriage ban.

The temple in the Westwood area of Los Angeles was evacuated before a hazardous materials crew determined the envelope's contents were not toxic, said FBI spokesman Jason Pack.

The temple in downtown Salt Lake City, where the church is based, received a similar envelope containing a white powder that spilled onto a clerk's hand.

The room was decontaminated and the envelope taken by the FBI for testing. The clerk showed no signs of illness, but the scare shut down a building at Temple Square for more than an hour, said Scott Freitag, a spokesman for the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

Who wants to bet how much coverage this would've gotten if the victims and perps were reversed? Hmmm?

And here's a tougher question: Since blacks in California voted for Prop 9 in greater proportions than whites, you have to wonder why the Castro Street terrorists aren't taking out their anger on black churches.

UPDATE: Blacks soundly rejected the homosexual agenda in Florida, too. It's official: we have ourselves a trend.

No more private school, Nepal's Maoist government declares

Here's the ultimate solution for those who insist on government indoctrination schooling for all:

The massive election win last April by Nepal's former rebel Maoists put them in the position to set the government agenda, and bring about drastic changes they promised during their campaign.

But their initial proposals on education – to end private investment in schools and distribute academic certificates to Maoist fighters – have left many Nepalese worried.

They're concerned that their new government will take the country in too radical a direction that favors its former fighters and Marxist-Leninist-Maoist ideology.

Silly Nepalese! Serves you right for electing leftists to power! What did you expect?

Uh-oh ...

Meanwhile, back in California ...

... you know, that place where all the new trends get started? Yes, that California. Right now, the homosexual lobby is gearing up for massive street protests against Proposition 8, the successful ballot initiative that affirmed marriage as the union of a man and a woman. And that most faux of faux "conservatives," Andrew Sullivan, is cheering on the protests as a demand for extending "a traditional institution" to homosexuals.

Who's to say Sullivan is full of you-know-what for labeling "same-sex" marriage as a conservative value? We've had 8 years of post-Trotskyite propaganda assuring a gullible public that mindless obedience to an all-powerful government that's forcing globalism on our nation is the essense of "real" conservatism. So if the word "conservative" has been uprooted from its original meaning to now mean its opposite, why can't the homosexual lobby give it their own definition?

And if you have the stomach to check out Sullivan's site, don't miss the graphic equating failure to support the homosexual agenda with "hate." As we've repeatedly pointed out, the accusation of "hate" is flung at anyone who dissents from the big-government, globalist agenda that seeks to destroy organic, traditional society and replace it with a more egalitarian, structured society. The homosexual agenda is just one part of that agenda, and they see Obama's victory as their chance to win, and win big.

US immigrant groups to march a day after Obama takes over

Isn't it nice of these folks to remind Obama of his campaign promises? How helpful:

Immigrant rights organizations have called for a major march on Washington on January 21, the day after Barack Obama is sworn in as the 44th US president.

Defenders and advocates of tens of millions of immigrants will take to the streets to press their case for immigration reform and remind Obama of one of the policy planks he plugged on the campaign stump as he wooed the Hispanic vote.

Of course, it was George W. Bush who greased the skids by pushing his amnesty bill for illegal alien invaders back in the summer of 2007. He almost made it.

The globalists don't care what brand is used as cover for their agenda, as long as it passes. Bush narrowly failed with his bizarre appeal to border security and family values; now it's Obama's turn to promote it under the label of civil rights.

Obama Maximus, cont.

Looks like we're not the only ones predicting Obama will not only hold onto, but make the most of the nifty new executive powers Bush & Cheney grabbed during their bloody, illegal reign. The Volokh Conspiracy ticks off the standard arguments, which regular readers here have already seen (you know he wants it, his lefty base will demand it, etc), but this point stood out from the others:

All of our greatest and most conscientious presidents have expanded executive power; none has ceded it.

And we all know Obama sees himself as AbeLincoln.2.0, Windows Vista and Mac ready.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Want to work for Obama?

In this bad economy, any new career choice is worth looking into. But there might be problems for those who belong to churches that only appoint male heterosexuals, or who own guns:

Most information must cover at least the past decade, including the names of anyone applicants lived with; a chronological list of activities for which applicants were paid; real estate and loans over $10,000, and their terms, for applicants and spouses; net worth statements submitted for loans, and organization memberships — in particular, memberships in groups that have discriminated on the basis of race, sex, disability, ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation.

Only the smallest details are excluded; traffic tickets carrying fines of less than $50 need not be reported, the application says. Applicants are asked whether they or anyone in their family owns a gun.

Can't let just any right-wing extremist into the Temple, now can they?

Wrong priorities, wrong question!

This morning, NPR reported on a glum gathering of Republican governors exploring possible ways they can salvage their party and reclaim power in the new, multicult America. You'll never guess what their answer was.

Utah's Gov. Huntsman said Republicans must "embrace" the change that's transforming America. Otherwise, he warns,

"... a party that has trouble reaching Hispanics, women and African-Americans is doomed to permanent minority status.

"And if we're not able to identify the changing demographic in this country and the needs of that changing demographic in terms of the issues that really matter — education and health care and quality of life and jobs — then we're going to lose, and we're going to keep losing big-time," Huntsman said.

Enough of him. Here's Ron Paul posing the right question and the right answer:

Now, in light of the election, many are asking: What is the future of the Republican Party?

But that is the wrong question. The proper question should be: Where is our country heading? There's no doubt that a large majority of Americans believe we're on the wrong track.

Exactly. Who cares about saving the Republican party? The question that should've concerned Huntsman and the other GOP governors was, "How did the Republican party fail to meet the needs of the vast majority of Americans?" Instead, all he and his fellow politicos care about is propping up their hold on the money-and-power machine that is DC. As Ron Paul concludes:

In the rise and fall of the recent Republican reign of power these past decades, the goal of the party had grown to be only that of gaining and maintaining power – with total sacrifice of the original Republican belief in shrinking the size of government.

Right again. Instead of assuming the demographic transformation of America is some unstoppable, natural phenomenon, true representatives of the people should assume the rightness and value of fighting to preserve our civilization and way of life. Why not instead determine how best to champion traditional America, the real America, and promote its people, its culture, and its future? And whatever tactics are chosen, the first step must begin with realizing that the unnatural concentration of power in DC is the instrument that has been used to effect that transformation. The American people didn't want it, but the Third-World makeover of their nation is being forced upon them by lying, grasping politicians.

Someone's going to eventually rise up and take the role of champion for the besieged majority. And increasingly, I doubt it's going to be the party of Lincoln.

Those intolerant agitators for tolerance

There's no group, possibly excepting MS-13 and the Mafia, that fights dirtier than the multicult left. No one else matches their ruthlessness. And all the while they're aiming for their victim's vital organs, they're screaming at the top of their lungs that their target is the intolerant one.

Here are a couple of recent examples. WARNING: You need to take your anti-gagging meds and remove spillable liquids from the computer before you start reading, lest you splash your keyboard as you sicken, then convulse in laughter at the following.

We'll start here in North Carolina, where four students at NC State in Raleigh are in heap big trouble for spraying "racist, anti-Obama" grafitti on the "free-speech" tunnel on campus. The NAACP demands their scalps:

NC NAACP President Rev. William Barber brought a list of demands to the table. He wants an official response within 48 hours.

He said the university won't name four students responsible for racist graffiti sprayed on the school's free expression wall after Barack Obama won the presidential election.

"But the students said even if there are Federal laws that prohibit them from knowing who they are, they should not be allowed on this campus," Barber said. "And we of the NAACP agree that they should be expelled."

The Secret Service investigated the incident, which included a racial slur. Agents determined it was not a credible threat against the president elect.

Why should the corrupt, bloated, arrogant NAACP target four foolish college students, possibly ruining their careers? Because "race-based" grafitti, you see, will somehow transform docile students into a lynch mob that will take over the campus. The NAACP dismisses the Secret Service's conclusions. As the article continues:

The group that met Tuesday disagrees.

"And, it is a race based threat of violence against his supporters," said Al McSurely, NAACP attorney. "Students in the meeting today said they were afraid to wear their Obama buttons and celebrate the next day, because of these threats."

Right. I'm sure the 99.9% of students who supported Obama are cowering in the shadows because of that now-erased grafitti, and have hidden their Obama buttons lest their terrible secret is discovered by -- the eeeevil ones.

Compare the damage done by the four spray-painting numbskulls at NC State with what Crystal Gail Mangum did at nearby Duke University. Her statements -- all lies -- almost ruined the lives of several innocent young men, and managed to get the lacrosse coach, Mike Pressler, to resign. And talk about a statement that incites the crazies! The "hang 'em high!" proclamation from the 88 faculty members assumed the white boys were guilty, and demanded their punishment -- due process and evidence be damned.

Here's another example of the left's policy of no quarter in battle. Seems a Mormon who worked in the Sacramento theatre donated money to California's Proposition 8, which affirmed traditional marriage. His hide has now been nailed to the Homosexual Agenda's barn door:

Scott Eckern, the Sacramento theater director whose political donation in support of California's Prop. 8 ban on same-sex marriage has become a lightning rod in the debate over gay rights, resigned today. He said he wanted to protect the California Musical Theatre, his artistic home since 1984, from further controversy.

Ever wonder why the former land of the free and the home of the brave is now the land of the fearful and home of the silent? It's because the multicults are enjoying their new-found power. And it looks like they're not afraid to use it.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Palin the unprincipled

Let's see if I have this straight -- the Alaska governor who openly supported the small-government, secessionist Alaskan Independence Party instantly switched gears and glibly praised the Iraq occupation as "a task that is from God" when offered a shot at the vice-presidency.

And now she tells Wolf Blitzer she'd be "honored to help Obama" -- despite Obama's past associations with a domestic terrorist, which she once claimed made Obama unsuitable as a candidate for president.

Boy, one whiff of that DC power musk, and people just go nuts. Power is obviously Palin's drug of choice, and she just needs a little snort to tide her over.

Meet the new boss

It's really a hoot watching the more naive elements of both the anti- and pro-war factions react to President Obama as he tests his grip on the levers of power. Both groups see the Great One as a card-carrying peacenik, and are stupified by any actions not consistent with disarmament/surrender, depending on the point of view.

Ok, it's time to shake off the fantasies. Pay attention, folks, 'cause here's how it is: Obama is a politician. Even worse, he is a smart politician. The first statement can be translated as, "He relishes power" and the second one as, "And he knows how to get it." From those premises we can draw the conclusion that he ain't about to surrender that hard-earned power.

A few cases in point. Who's at the top of the list for Obama's Secretary of Defense? If you guessed Jane Fonda, you're one of the people I referred to as naive in the opening sentence. No, it's George W. Bush's SecDef, Robert Gates. Now why, wonder the anti-warriors, would a lover of peace want to coopt one of the henchmen of that notorious war criminal, George W. Bush? Meanwhile, the pro-war, any war crowd is equally befuddled that a Surrendercrat like Obama would even consider continuing their strutting conqueror's policies. [Long, withering sigh from blogmaster.]

But surely, say the anti-war people, Obama will dismantle the proto-totalitarian machinery Bush and Cheney cobbled together during their regime? Guess again, folks:

President-elect Barack Obama is unlikely to radically overhaul controversial Bush administration intelligence policies, advisers say, an approach that is almost certain to create tension within the Democratic Party.

Civil-liberties groups were among those outraged that the White House sanctioned the use of harsh intelligence techniques -- which some consider torture -- by the Central Intelligence Agency, and expanded domestic spy powers. These groups are demanding quick action to reverse these policies.

Mr. Obama is being advised largely by a group of intelligence professionals, including some who have supported Republicans, and centrist former officials in the Clinton administration. They say he is likely to fill key intelligence posts with pragmatists.

Even the much-despised Guantanamo gulag isn't headed for quick closure, despite Obama's campaign promises. After all, you never know when a secret prison might come in handy ...

Obama, you may recall, has even promised he'd do "everything" to protect Israel, that "Middle Eastern" nation of European colonists whose political success justifies any and every sacrifice by the American people, not to mention the flexing of DC's military power in that ravaged region.

So meet the new boss, folks. Just like the old boss, only more so.

Mexico hopes to convince President-Elect Obama to embrace open migration

Hey, what's Spanish for chutzpah? The Mexican government's got it:

Mexican Secretary of Exterior Relations, Patricia Espinosa Cantellano, said that when Barak Obama becomes president, Mexico will reassert its contention that his agenda include an immigration agreement as a priority. In addition, other aspects of dialogue to be addressed are the fight against organized crime and the economic competitiveness with other regions. In a press conference, she assured that President Felipe Calderon is confident that with Obama’s presidency a migration agreement will finally be reached that permits both nations a flow of migration that is legal, safe and orderly. Espinosa also said that the Mexican government hopes the US president-elect changes his position on the construction of the border fence.

Yes, President Obama: forget the interests of the American people by ensuring border security, and protecting jobs and way of life. Instead, use the hard-earned resources of the American people to support what's best for the Mexican ruling elite, and right now, that would be taking in the excess number of poor Mexicans who can't scratch a living in the corrupt Mexican economy.

It's the least they could expect from a self-proclaimed citizen of the world.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For South, a Waning Hold on National Politics

Yes, traditional Southern issues have been not only ignored this election, but clearly snubbed. This illustrates all too vividly how we've lost national clout. The bottom line is that presidential candidates no longer have to concern themselves about broadening their appeal to the religious, conservative South, but can now win on secular, Northeastern liberalism:

Fear of the politician with the unusual name and look did not end with last Tuesday’s vote in this rural red swatch where buck heads and rifles hang on the wall. This corner of the Deep South still resonates with negative feelings about the race of President-elect Barack Obama.

What may have ended on Election Day, though, is the centrality of the South to national politics. By voting so emphatically for Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama — supporting him in some areas in even greater numbers than they did President Bush — voters from Texas to South Carolina and Kentucky may have marginalized their region for some time to come, political experts say.

I'd argue that what's been marginalized is DC, not the South. The rest of the country left us, not the other way around.

The real cause of the financial crisis

Who says our present (and expanding) Diversity Depression was sparked by the government's own affirmative action program for home ownership, qualifications be damned? Well, it's not just hopelessly eeeevil anti-egalitarians like Steve Sailer anymore. Here's the New York Times reporting on the train wreck back in 1999, when the trains were just chugging out of their stations:

In a move that could help increase home ownership rates among minorities and low-income consumers, the Fannie Mae Corporation is easing the credit requirements on loans that it will purchase from banks and other lenders.

The action, which will begin as a pilot program involving 24 banks in 15 markets -- including the New York metropolitan region -- will encourage those banks to extend home mortgages to individuals whose credit is generally not good enough to qualify for conventional loans. Fannie Mae officials say they hope to make it a nationwide program by next spring.

Fannie Mae, the nation's biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

But let's not put all the blame on the Clintons. Here's Steve Sailer again, this time documenting how Karl Rove and George W. Bush worked to reward Bush's Chosen People (Latinos) with home ownership they couldn't really afford. So the financial crisis is not simply the work of Democrats or Republicans, but the joint effort of DC, that is, Diversity City.

Demonizing dissent


Now that they're in power, the leftists are changing their tune about freedom of speech. The graphic above skewers Rush Limbaugh as a "Seditionist" whose dissent is somehow "running America into the ground." True, it's just one leftie, pro-O blogger, but the attitude reflects the history of how extremist parties behave once they've captured power -- they attack dissent as unpatriotic, even treasonous. The author's comments clearly illustrate those attitudes:

With the election over, Rush just can't wait to start destroying Obama and his adminisration before it is even in office. Bashing Rahm Emanuel as Chief of Staff even before he has a staff. Blaming Obama’s election for the decline of the Dow because people are afraid.

Yes, it's going to be a loooong eight years.

Protecting Democracy from the People

What does a liberal do when "the people" fail to advance the liberal agenda? Why, you have their voice muffled, that's what, and work to have their votes overturned by their handlers. At least, that's what these California liberals are trying to do:

More than one-third of California's lawmakers are adding their voices to the chorus calling on the state's highest court to overturn the prohibition on same-sex marriage approved by voters last week.

Forty-four members of the California Legislature filed a friend-of-the-court brief Monday in support of a lawsuit seeking to invalidate Proposition 8 on the grounds that voters did not have the authority to make such a dramatic change in state law.
The brief argues that the gay marriage ban improperly usurped the state Supreme Court's duty to protect minority groups from discrimination.

"Discrimination," as all regular readers of this blog know, is the term of condemnation for any expression of traditional values. On the other hand, permissible, government-approved decisions come under the hallowed name of "choice." That's why liberals have no problem using the iron fist of government coercion to protect "choice" and hammer down "discrimination."

Communists just love Obama

But don't take my word for it -- read for yourself what the lead editorial of the People's Weekly World had to say about CIC O:

Convinced by the power of one man’s arguments for hope, unity and change, his program and example, a 52 percent majority of voters rejected the old politics of fear, racism and red-baiting and elected Barack Obama the 44th president of the United States.

It's surely the truth when they say there'll be no more "red-baiting." Heck, instead of being an accusation, the word "socialist" will be a term of admiration. The new term used to condemn someone will be "conservative," or, if they're particularly rebellious against Beloved Leader, they'll be branded as a "Southerner."

Georgia congressman warns of Obama dictatorship

Distrust Obama's Chicago-San Fran-DC Axis? Well, you're not the only one:

Georgia Representative Paul Broun tapped into an undercurrent of public fear when he questioned what Barack Obama’s socialist-leanings may mean in the next administration. He warned of an “Obama dictatorship” and fears of a coming Marxists-socialist agenda based on Obama’s own recent statements, and compared his rapid ascension in troubled times to the circumstances which promoted Adolph Hitler from obscurity to elective office in Germany.

Mr. Broun isn't talking about imaginary fears, or rumor-filled speculation, but about facts:

Paul Broun most fears Obama’s proposal of a national civilian security force that would trump local law enforcement and local laws. Obama’s idea conjures up images of strong-arm tactics used in other socialist countries like Venezuela. Socialist governments in Central and South America have long used quasi-government militias to strong-arm political opponents. That happens to be a favored tactic of the liberation theology movement south of our border, of which Obama’s former church in Chicago is connected.

The idea is similar to that of his new Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel, who has advocated for “universal citizen service.”

In a pre-emptive strike against conservative opposition to Emanuel's call for drafting the young into national service, his co-author noted that "[s]ome Republicans will squeal about individual freedom," and argued against any chance for individuals to opt out.

So I suppose any dissent from Obama's grandiose plans will get one labeled as an enemy of the people.

Ah, Brave New World.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Belief that country heading in right direction is at all-time low

The Old Republic is staggering, creaking, and looking shakier every day:

The 83 percent saying things are going badly is "more than in 1992, when the first President Bush was ousted because of the economy, stupid. That's more than in 1980, when President Carter got fired after the malaise crisis. That's more than in 1975, after Watergate and the Nixon pardon," said Bill Schneider, CNN senior political analyst. ...

The all-time low on the public's mood may have something to do with the poll's finding that President Bush is the most unpopular president since approval ratings were first sought more than six decades ago. Seventy-six percent of those questioned in the poll disapprove of how he is handling his job.

"No other president's disapproval rating has gone higher than 70 percent. Bush has managed to do that three times so far this year," said Keating Holland, CNN's polling director. "That means that Bush is now more unpopular than Richard Nixon was when he resigned from office during Watergate with a 66 percent disapproval rating."

Does the future really look brighter? Americans are just waking up to the fact that Bush's successor is not in any visible way a real American. No wonder the League of the South web site is red-hot these days. We're building lifeboats of Western Civilization, and welcome all who want to join us.

Palindrome of the day: Non amabo

Does criticism of Obama prove one's irrational racial hatred in the New, Multicult America? Tom Fleming thinks so. Of course, such would be a natural progression from the idea that any public objection to big government proves the speaker's secret racism. After all, the Bushies rammed down the notion that opposition to the Iraq Was was not only treasonous, but anti-Semitic and racist. Clearly, then, one pair of shoulders boosting Obama to his present position is that of Bush.

Yep. That's progress, all right.

'Obama Ready to RULE on Day 1'


That imperious term wasn't used by some flunky, but by the co-chair of the O's transition team:

The co-chair of Barack Obama's Transition Team, Valerie Jarrett, appeared on Meet the Press this weekend and used, shall we say, an interesting word to described what she thinks Barack Obama will be doing in January when he's officially sworn into office. She told Tom Brokaw that Obama will be ready to "rule" on day one. It's a word that reflects the worst fears that people have for Obama the "arrogant," the "messiah," that imagines he's here to "rule" instead of govern.

Jarret told Brokaw that "given the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that president elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one."

Well. I, for one, admire such honesty. Bush pretended to be our Humble Servant while strutting around like the dictator he secretly aspired to be. The Great O, with his shamelessly pompous logos, is much more open about his self-image. Refreshing, huh?

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The night we waved goodbye to America

The Hitchens brothers "get" the Iraq War. Both grasp the political and practical underpinnings of this continuing outpouring of blood and treasure. In a nutshell: Iraq is a war of choice. It is a war for globalism, and against culture, history, religion, and tradition. So Christopher Hitchens, who is a leftist and militant atheist, the author of God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, supported the US-British crusade from the moment it was first proposed.

For the same reason, his younger brother Peter Hitchens eloquently and energetically opposed the invasion of Iraq. Peter, whose political outlook is best described as paleoconservative, understood that the Iraq War would not only lead to an expansion of big government, but would erode the traditional values of Western society as much as it would weaken Iraqi society.

The election of Barack Hussein Obama is an assault on Western culture here at home, and once again, the Hitchens boys see it exactly for what it is. No surprise that leftist Christopher enthusiastically endorsed Obama's candidacy. And in this must-read article, Peter Hitchens offers a heartfelt and blunt assessment of Obama's victory for what it is: America's suicide, knowingly assisted by the Neocons.

The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilisation. ...

I was in Washington DC the night of the election. America’s beautiful capital has a sad secret. It is perhaps the most racially divided city in the world, with 15th Street – which runs due north from the White House – the unofficial frontier between black and white. ...

As I walked, I crossed another of Washington’s secret frontiers. There had been a few white people blowing car horns and shouting, as the result became clear. But among the Mexicans, Salvadorans and the other Third World nationalities, there was something like ecstasy.

They grasped the real significance of this moment. They knew it meant that America had finally switched sides in a global cultural war. Forget the Cold War, or even the Iraq War. The United States, having for the most part a deeply conservative people, had until now just about stood out against many of the mistakes which have ruined so much of the rest of the world.

Suspicious of welfare addiction, feeble justice and high taxes, totally committed to preserving its own national sovereignty, unabashedly Christian in a world part secular and part Muslim, suspicious of the Great Global Warming panic, it was unique.

These strengths had been fading for some time, mainly due to poorly controlled mass immigration and to the march of political correctness. They had also been weakened by the failure of America’s conservative party – the Republicans – to fight on the cultural and moral fronts.

And now the US, like Britain before it, has begun the long slow descent into the Third World. How sad.

Sad, indeed. Banana republic, here we come.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Lincoln's 200th birthday coincides with Obama inauguration

Gee, I couldn't make up stuff this good:

In an ironic twist, the US will be celebrating the 200th birthday of president Abe Lincoln - the US leader who ended slavery - just weeks after the inauguration of its first black president, Barack Obama.

Thus, it's hardly surprising that the theme of Obama's January 20 historic inauguration will be dominated by Lincoln, a president who also took office as the nation faced huge challenges.

The announcement was made Wednesday, just a day after Obama's election felled the final racial barrier for non-whites in the US. Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairman of the joint congressional committee on the inauguration, said the theme of the ground-breaking event would be 'A New Birth of Freedom.'

Our last "New Birth of Freedom" killed over 600,000 Americans, waged war against civilians, wrecked the South's economy, closed down hundreds of opposition newspapers, and imprisoned hundreds of political dissidents.

That's quite a legacy. Can Obama live up to it?

Obama supporters attempt to attack Kappa Alpha house

Speaking of the Cultural Revolution:

Hundreds of Obama supporters marched across campus to the Kappa Alpha fraternity house, and began to cross the street. Students assaulted the KA house with bottles and other garbage, until multiple police cars arrived on the scene, barely in time to prevent violence.

Because the crowd refused to disperse, Dr. Sethna himself was forced to talk the mob into returning to their homes.

*UPDATE: Reports have come in indicating that members of Kappa Alpha helped provoke the situation by hurling racially charged words at the crowd of hundreds.

There are also reports of disruptions inside McDonalds, where Obama supporters told customers to "Get the f*** out" if they voted for McCain, according to the manager on duty.

1968/2008


To consolidate his power, Mao Zedong launched his "Cultural Revolution" to rid Communist China of all vestiges of its traditional culture. At the height of the Cultural Revolution, members of the bourgeoisie were publicly humiliated for "counter-revolutionary activity" by young, urban Chinese zealots.


Robert McDonald sits near his confession that he is "Ashamed to be White" at the "Free Expression Tunnel" at North Carolina State. (RALEIGH) NEWS & OBSERVER PHOTO

At least the Chinese victim was forced into humiliation.

"The worst tyrants are those which establish themselves in our own breasts." William Ellery Channing

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Rahm Emanuel, Pitbull politician

Here's the perfect follow-up to my previous post about how aggressive and ruthless the Obama regime will be. The man Obama just tapped to be his chief-of-staff is one tough cookie. Fasten your seatbelts.

The Revolution Is

Here's Clyde Wilson on the first non-white, the first non-American, and the most extreme leftist ever to be elected President -- so far:

...the entire ruling class, long before this election, had already crawled on all fours to render submission and gold to the destroyers of culture. Imagine how different the election and our future would be if the Republicans had had the courage and intelligence to represent real America rather than pretend to. The main predictable accomplishment of the Barack Hussein Obama administration will be the institutionalisation of the aggressive Cultural Marxism that already dominates the schools and media.

The question is -- will we roll over and take it, or will we resist?

How quickly will Obama boil that frog?

Mark from South Carolina wonders:

"At first I thought you might have a good idea in pulling for an Obama victory. Another fake conservative like Bush or McCain would keep turning up the heat slowly and cooking us before we realized it, but a radical like Hillary or Obama would wake us up with their loony plans.

But the more I learn about Obama, I'm afraid he's going to govern from the center. His record as the editor of the Harvard Law Review shows he reached out to conservatives in the Federalist Society there, while pacifying more leftist elements. An Obama administration might just continue the Neocon agenda, increasing the power of the federal government, violating our rights, and expand foreign wars to justify even more powerful control over us.

Then we would be screwed."

Good point. I'd respond by arguing that Obama is one smart and ambitious ideologue. He has the most left-wing record in the Senate, and his past associations with radicals like Bill Ayers, the socialist New Party, and just plain hateful Jeremiah A. Wright tell us those radical roots run deep. He can be ruthless while assuring folks of his benign intentions. Look how he's manhandled poor John McCain -- no "nice guy" could've whipped McCain and Hillary as thoroughly as Obama has. He's a political street fighter who knows how to disarm his adversary with a warm smile while plunging his blade into the vital organs.

Obama is not only a left-winger, but a smart left-winger. I strongly advise folks to read Saul Alinsky, the leftist agitator who transformed Gramscian infiltration from a theory into a political weapon of deadly effectiveness. Obama imbibed Alinsky's strategy and tactics when he worked under Mike Kruglik at the Developing Communities Project (DCP) of the Calumet Community Religious Conference (CCRC) in Chicago.

Alinsky's thrust was that effective radical agitation required creating the illusion of working and governing from the center, and keeping communication open with the opposition. He once wrote that outright defeat of your opposition is not necessary to achieve your objectives. Sometimes it's better just to convince them you're a nice guy who respects and admires leaders of the opposition despite their views. Get them to buy that, and they'll be butter in your hands. As Alinsky wrote in Rules for Radicals, "even if you cannot win over [your opposition], at least parts of them must be persuaded to where there is at least communication, then to a series of partial agreements and a willingness to abstain from hard opposition."

Bottom line: Obama will soothe and calm the American people with his personal charm while implementing his hard-left agenda in the name of "bipartisanship" and "traditional values." Come to think of it, it's not that different from what the multicult globalists in the Bush regime did so well under the cover of "Neo-conservatism." Now they get to taste their own medicine. Sweet.

In Diversityland, some ARE more equal than others

Diversity, which everyone knows is the most neat-o thing in the known universe, can blossom only after people, in the words of Morris Dees, one of diversity's windiest exponents, have confronted differences in "race, gender or sexual orientation" and "reached across those divides and learned to care about and love people who are different than we are." Sadly, John McCain received neither care nor love from American blacks, as election results report without surprise or commentary.

But even sadder is the failure of blacks in California to show love for the homosexual agenda in their state. Proposition 8 explicitly affirms traditional -- that is, real -- marriage as between one man and one woman. While whites and Asians are pretty much split on the measure, blacks are supporting Prop 8 by 70-30 percent. That's overwhelming.

I shudder to think of the thunderous condemnation Dees will let roll upon California's black population. I predict that, Moses-like, Dees will smash the Civil Rights shrine at the SPLC's HQ o' Tolerance, and proclaim his people unworthy of his noble vision. Or something like that.

Obamamania in Kenya

What's the audacity of hope in Kenya? It's that the election to the US presidency of a man whose father was Kenyan means American money is on the way:

Obama is wildly popular across Africa, and many hope an Obama presidency will help this vast continent, the poorest in the world. Some are hoping for more U.S. aid to Africa; others simply bask in the glory of a successful black politician with African roots.

"Obama, being partly African, has the moral obligation to intervene in Africa," said Samuel Conteh, managing editor of The New Citizen newspaper in Freetown, Sierra Leone. "The aspirations of Africans are very high, believing that he will change the social and economic situations of Africans."

Not only are Kenyans certain that American cash is on the way, but, as the article shows, folks there assume Obama will remain loyal to his bloodlines and provide other assistance as well.

We're assured this is only natural, and definitely NOT a sign of black racism, just as the lopsided African-American vote here for Obama does not constitute racism. The reason it's not racist when blacks demonstrate racial solidarity is very simple to explain. It's because -- oh, there's the phone. I gotta go.

Prove your good intentions, Mr. President

Barack Obama offered reassuring words on the eve of his shattering victory:

"To those Americans whose support I have yet to earn—I may not have won your vote, but I hear your voices, I need your help, and I will be your president, too."

Fine words. And here's how he can demonstrate his sincerity. Confederate Heritage continues to get battered these days -- almost as much as the Southern people. One way he can prove his good intentions toward the section of the country that gave him the least support is to continue the presidential practice of sending a wreath to the Confederate Monument at Arlington National Cemetery. Even better, Obama could personally lay a wreath on Memorial Day. And while he's at it, why not do it on Confederate Memorial Day instead?

The ball's in your court, Mr. President. Do you really want to be president to all Americans?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Cheney's hometown paper endorses Obama

Now that's a shocking development. Dick Cheney has a hometown? All this time, I assumed Dick Cheney emerged fully formed from spores in some undisclosed location in DC.

Questions for Bush supporters

At this point, McCain looks like toast. No, actually he looks like something you find in the back of your refrigerator and wish you hadn't. He's done. Finished. And he knows it.

So I wonder how Bush supporters are going to get by in an Obama administration. The one thing that kept them on board was that he let them share in the vicarious thrill of apparently quick 'n easy military victories. Those apparent victories -- first in Afghanistan, then Iraq -- more than compensated for Bush's other projects, which, if implemented under a liberal Democratic administration, would've had "conservatives" howling. Think No Child Left Behind, and Prescription Drug benefits. Many even tolerated Bush's pigheaded support for amnesty for illegal alien invaders, going so far as to accept administration ghoul Michael Chertoff's bizarre assertion that the amnesty bill would somehow make Americans safer. Now that's the kind of brainless, heel-clicking loyalty any autocrat could love.

The special delights of burning and bludgeoning the flesh of helpless victims is what kept the Bush coalition together. As one "pro-victory" blogger proclaims on his home page, "I love my country, and I fully support current U.S. military operations around the world." That assumes, of course, that only those who REALLY love their country will automatically cheer on ANY military operation, no matter that it's based on lies and ends up doing more harm to the American people than good. When loyalty to the government trumps loyalty to one's own people, the sky's the limit for government power.

Of course, Obama will certainly toss the pro-war, any war crowd a few juicy bones. He'll keep 'em pumped up by expanding the war in Afghanistan -- another no-win fiasco that will do nothing but enflame more hatred against the US while draining our treasury. But what about all the other foreign adventures Obama will surely stick US troops into? Will they be just as enthusiastic about those?

Here's just one example. When Obama sends US troops to "save" Darfur -- something the left has demanded for some time -- will Americaneocon and all the other "pro-victory" supporters cheer on those operations? I would argue we have no business inserting ourselves into other people's civil wars. How does it matter to us that one group of corrupt thugs wins power over another group of corrupt thugs in Africa? It doesn't, and anyone who says it does is not only loony, but probably assured of his inabilty to be drafted -- yet another form of "national service" Obama has strongly suggested should be reinstated.

What do you want to bet the "pro-victory" crowd turns on Obama's wars the same way most Republicans turned on Clinton's insane, but short-lived wars? This will be fun to watch. Hypocrisy always makes a good show.