Saturday, February 28, 2009

What the 2nd Amendment is for

So many people in this country either whimper and whine that nothing can be done, while others obediently submit to DC's orchestrated ruin of our civilization, convinced they're showing off their superior enlightenment by doing so.

Not this young lady. Watch this video. Here is an appetite for life and liberty, with convictions to match, stated forcefully and defiantly to politicians who appear stunned by her words and spirit.

I'd love to see what their reaction was.


Armed citizens. Gandhi and Jefferson liked the idea. Hitler, Stalin, Mao, FDR and Obama hated it.

You don't have to like guns to understand what the 2nd Amendment is for. Listen to this young woman tell legislators that the purpose of the 2nd Amendment is not to protect the right to hunt ducks. It's about protecting all of us from you guys!!!

From The Silver Bear Cafe

Friday, February 27, 2009

South Carolina House Adopts State Sovereignty Resolution

This spells things out pretty clearly:

Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State, and shall exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right pertaining thereto, which is not expressly delegated by them to the United States of America in the congress assembled ...

The body of the resolution is here.

So the question is: What's next?

As Joe Biden told ABC News, "Opportunity presents itself in the middle of a crisis." And the Obama Administration is clearly using the current crisis to reconstruct the nation, including the imposition of socialized medicine and central control over the entire economy. Will the government continue to provoke in order to justify martial law? As more States assert their sovereignty, at some point DC may well decide to use the situation as an excuse to tighten its grip. Obama could then take care of that Constitution he finds so restricting.

And then Obama's dream of imitating Lincoln may very well come true.

Congressional Hearing on NAIS

The National Animal Identification System would put thousands of small farms and ranches out of business, as Ron Paul warns here. Help save small farms by contacting your representatives and asking them to stop NAIS:

The U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry will hold a hearing on NAIS on March 11. Bills to put NAIS into law, HR875 and companion Senate S814, are being pushed through Congress, as well as an Appropriations Bill with funding for NAIS. This hearing is critical to blocking mandatory NAIS.

*ACTION: Please call and fax all members of the subcommittee.

Meet the new Boss

This is change?

Obama Admin. Defends Telecom Immunity

Obama 'Pullout' Would Leave 50,000 GIs in Iraq

Obama Seeks $205 Bln for Iraq, Afghan Wars

Substitute the name "Bush" for "Obama," and it sounds like the headlines from the hey days when Bush was joyriding daddy's Air Force One. The only difference is that when we objected to Bush's power grabs, domestic spying, and imperial adventures, we were called "anti-American." Now that we're dissenting to Obama's similar assaults on our freedom and security, we're branded as "racist."

The bottom line is that no matter which nameplate is on the Oval Office, government power continues to advance, and liberty continues its sad retreat. And if you don't like it, you're a bad, bad person.

Founding Fathers Vs. Abraham Lincoln

Here's a great web site with links to many fact-filled reports on the real issues behind the War Between the States. A great resource for researchers and activists!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Growing hate groups blame Obama, economy

What kind of person questions Commander-in-Chief Obama? What kind of person believes too many illegal aliens in this country are driving down wages and straining social services?

Bad people. Unenlightened people. People like ... this:

Don Black said he despises Barack Obama. And he said he believes illegal aliens undermine the economic fabric of the United States.

Black, a 55-year-old former Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard, isn't the only person who holds such firm beliefs, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which today released its annual hate group report.

And if that was just too subtle for you, here's the picture that accompanies the article:

Typical border security extremist

Get the message? You don't want to be associated with a KKK Grand Wizard, now do you? Good. After all, what would your boss think? So don't criticize Obama, and no one gets hurt. Oh, and be sure to welcome all the cheap labor the globalist corporations want into your community.

But do notice this article has the Southern Poverty Law Center's thumbprints all over it. As we've pointed out before, the SPLC's real value to the powers that be is to silence dissent. And they're good at it.

And isn't the timing of this ... interesting? Think it has anything to do with our previous post? Just asking.

Economic Crash Will Fuel Social Unrest

It's already broken out in Greece, China, Russia, Haiti - and even in rock-solid Iceland. Think this can't happen here?

The global economic meltdown has already caused bank failures, bankruptcies, plant closings, and foreclosures and will, in the coming year, leave many tens of millions unemployed across the planet. But another perilous consequence of the crash of 2008 has only recently made its appearance: increased civil unrest and ethnic strife. Someday, perhaps, war may follow.

As people lose confidence in the ability of markets and governments to solve the global crisis, they are likely to erupt into violent protests or to assault others they deem responsible for their plight, including government officials, plant managers, landlords, immigrants, and ethnic minorities.

Obama to Seek New Assault Weapons Ban

Fresh from his success in stoking new racial dialogue in this country of cowards, Attorney General Eric Holder has now announced the Obama Administration's intent to ban "assault weapons." And he tried to sell this proposal by couching it in terms of what a wonderful thing it would be for ... Mexico:

Holder said that putting the ban back in place would not only be a positive move by the United States, it would help cut down on the flow of guns going across the border into Mexico, which is struggling with heavy violence among drug cartels along the border.

"I think that will have a positive impact in Mexico, at a minimum." Holder said at a news conference on the arrest of more than 700 people in a drug enforcement crackdown on Mexican drug cartels operating in the U.S.

Here's a crazy idea: If we had real border security, illegal aliens couldn't come into the US, and US guns couldn't get into the hands of Mexican drug lords. Win-win, huh? But of course, as we've said before, with DC, solutions are not the answer -- more government is the only acceptable answer. And the more power the government has, the less freedom we have.

But here's a silver lining: Obama's proposal has just added more fuel to the State Sovereignty fire:

Utah congressmen are taking issue with the Obama administration's call for a new assault-weapons ban, saying it interferes with the public's right to bear arms and won't reduce crime. Utah Reps. Jim Matheson, a Democrat, and Rob Bishop, a Republican, are part of a 10-member task force on gun rights in the House that almost immediately promised to stand in the way of any attempts at a new ban.

"It looks as though with this announcement we've been handed our first big fight," Matheson said.

Are people in this country re-discovering their spines? I suppose anything's possible these days.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Head of Scottish National Party acknowledges Anglo-Celtic roots in South

Alex Salmond's in a bit of hot water for talking about independence while visiting Jim Webb of Virginia. But this part's pretty interesting:


The controversy came as Mr Salmond announced Senate Friends of Scotland Caucus, chaired by Virginia Democrat Jim Webb and involving 30 senators, about a third of the total. The new caucus will work alongside one set up in the House of Representatives in 2006 to strengthen links between the US and Scotland.

It was set up partly to reflect the efforts made in promoting Homecoming year, when "affinity Scots" and people of Scots heritage are being encouraged to visit Scotland.

Mr Webb said: "I am proud to be among more than 30 million Americans who share a Scottish or Scots-Irish ancestry. I am even more proud of the impact this heritage has had on the evolution of American-style populist democracy and in the shaping of our military and musical traditions."

MALDEF Lawyer to Head Civil Rights Division

The globalist revolution Clinton and Bush accelerated will be sent into Warp Speed under Obama:

Ending any doubt that he will not fight for the right of Mexicans to invade the United States, President Obama selected the former vice president of litigation for MALDEF to head the Department of Justice's civil rights division.

Thomas A. Saenz, the in-house counsel to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, will be responsible for enforcing a broad range of laws dealing with civil rights, including voting, access to public facilities, and so on.

Race Cowards? In Academia, Certainly

Yesterday, commenting on AG Holder's "Nation of Cowards" speech, I wrote:

During the campaign, Obama promised to base policy on science rather than politics. Great. Let's do the same on the issues of race and immigration, and base our policies on facts rather than ideology.

And Walter Williams serves up a hot dish of such facts. The government supremacists and globalists want dialogue about race? Fine. Let's liven up that dialogue with facts like this:

Black illegitimacy stands at 70%, nearly 50% of black students drop out of high school and only 30% of black youngsters reside in two-parent families.

Even though they're just 13% of the population, blacks in 2005 committed over 52% of the nation's homicides and were 46% of the homicide victims. Ninety-four percent of black homicide victims had a black person as their murderer.

Much of that pathology is precipitated by family breakdown and is entirely new among blacks. In 1940, black illegitimacy was 19%; in 1950, only 18% of black households were female-headed compared with today's 70%. Both during slavery and as late as 1920, a teenage girl raising a child without a man present was rare among blacks.

If black people continue to accept the corrupt blame game agenda of liberal whites, black politicians and assorted hustlers, as opposed to accepting personal responsibility, the future for many black Americans will remain bleak.

Adoring Him

Was I the only one who thought all the congresscritters overdid it with the Standing Os every time Obama uttered a sentence last night? Truly sickening.

Now where have we seen that level of power worship before? Hmm...

Firestorm Brewing Between U.S. States and Federal Government

Here's a bit of a surprise -- yes, it's another accounting of the growing State sovereignty movement, but this is from OpEdNews, whose slogan is "Progressive - Tough - Liberal." The article sketches the historical and legal foundations of States' Rights, and on the way, notes how the Federal government is not only limited to those powers specifically delegated (not surrendered!) to it by the States, but that it has abdicated its specific responsibilities "to control our borders, our currency and our military." That, argues the author, makes DC an illegitimate government. Further, DC is assuming powers rightfully belonging to the people of the States:

Strings attached by the federal government to returning state money for federal programs may be invalid. States are rejecting federal intervention. Issues at hand involve the National Guard, Posse Commentates, and FEMA Prisons for events of rebellion [or civil demonstration] and revolution and a reimposition of the concept of establishing a North American Union. Take a look at Jerome Corsi’s book, “The Late Great USA”.

Federal negation of states’ rights is selling us out and is treasonous is among the repressive efforts against the states. States may dissolve this federal government. An effort in Missouri to push for sovereignty began three years ago when Missouri started to revive interest in its sovereignty. Other issues are 2nd Amendment Rights being taken away and the institution of civil disobedience, revolution and re-evaluation of where we want our government to go.

We're looking at the birth of a new political lineup for a new age. The old left and right divisions no longer make sense when loyalties these days are shifting into either the camp of centralization and empire or that of localism. Those who feed off the sweat of producers demand even more control, while the producers are just now becoming aware of their exploitation -- and growing power.

Things are getting mighty interesting.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Courage, Mr. Holder

Attorney General Holder demands courage about race. We're "a nation of cowards" for not addressing it more often and more directly. So we need more "frank conversations" about race. Failure to do so, says Holder, has allowed "unaddressed social problems in the poorest parts of the country" to fester. The amen corner chimed in to agree on the need for more dialogue on race.

But here's the kind of "dialogue" these folks expect:

Another serving of white guilt, please!

Pat Buchanan is all in favor of a frank dialogue about race, but not the way the race racketeers imagine:

Last month, USA Today reported that the FBI estimates there are now 1 million gang members in the United States — up 200,000 from 2005 — and these gangs are responsible for 80 percent of all U.S. crimes.

From other studies, young Hispanics are 19 times as likely as white youth to join gangs, while African-Americans are 15 times.

Worse, says Pat, DC's de facto Open Borders policy magnifies existing racial problems:

With the exception of agriculture, a majority of the workers in these occupations are native-born Americans. Thus, illegal aliens are taking jobs Americans are not only willing to do, but are doing, and taking 7 million of these jobs from young Americans now out of work.

By failing to enforce U.S. immigration laws, the government of the United States is selling America’s working class down the river.

In addition to the 7 million illegals holding jobs, legal immigrants have another 15 million. In 2008, when Americans lost 3.5 million jobs, 144,000 immigrants were admitted every month.

During the campaign, Obama promised to base policy on science rather than politics. Great. Let's do the same on the issues of race and immigration, and base our policies on facts rather than ideology.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Pursuing the Communist market

"The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them." Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, 1922

"Want to buy some Treasury bonds?" Hillary Rodham Clinton, 2009

NH Lawmakers Threaten Secession

Talk of secession is just for those wacky League of the South types, right? Don't tell these lawmakers in the Granite State, or the other 25 States reasserting their sovereignty. From Fox News.

Change you can laugh at, Part III

This is just too funny! From Steve K:

At the top right hand corner of Page 17 of the New York Post of January 24th, 2009, was a short column entitled "Replacing Michelle"

'Some employees are simply irreplaceable. Take Michelle Obama: The University of Chicago Medical center hired her in 2002 to run "programs for community relations, neighborhood outreach, volunteer recruitment, staff diversity, and minority contracting."

In 2005 the hospital raised her salary from $120,000 to $317,000 - nearly twice what her husband made as a Senator.

Oh, did we mention that her husband had just become a US Senator? He sure had... Then there was a request for a $1 Million earmark for the UC Medical Center, in fact. Way to network Michelle!

But now that Mrs. Obama has resigned, the hospital says her position will remain unfilled. How can that be, if the work she did was vital enough to be worth $317,000?

We can think of only one explanation: Senator Roland Burris's wife wasn't interested.

So there you have it. We can all draw our own conclusions.

Remember when Obama promised to end "politics as usual" and end DC's culture of cronyism? No? Well, more and more, it looks like he doesn't, either:

The selection of Louis Susman, a lawyer and banker from President Barack Obama’s hometown of Chicago, in place of an experienced diplomat has raised new questions about his pre poll campaign promises to change politics and not continue the practise of doling out prized ambassadorships to cronies.

Who was it who said DC was hopelessly corrupt and beyond reform, no matter who the president is? Oh, yeah -- us.

Latino group backs state constitutional convention summit

There's a demographic revolution sweeping the nation, and like most storm systems, it's blowing from west to east. California has lost its white majority, and Latinos are eager to take advantage of their emerging majority status. Who says? They do:

Tuesday's Sacramento summit on a possible new state constitutional convention is picking up some interesting support, including the William C. Velasquez Institute, a think tank on Latino affairs.

"The disastrous state of California's government is of concern to us all," according to a news release from the institute, which is based in Texas and has offices in California and Florida.

"Latinos will soon be the majority in California, and we have a vested interest in not only government reform, but making sure our community is properly represented during the convention development process.

I'd never heard of the William C. Velasquez Institute. To give you an idea of what they're about, check out the bio of its namesake:

In March 1967 he helped found the Mexican American Youth Organizationqv at St. Mary's University, and he also served as the first statewide coordinator of El Movimiento Social de La Raza Unida, the forerunner to the Raza Unida Party,qv a political third party for Hispanics. In January 1968 El Movimiento sponsored a conference on Chicano politics at which attendance was 2,000.

In 1969 Velásquez helped found the Mexican American Unity Council and served as executive director. He was also a VISTA supervisor in San Antonio that year. In January 1970 he helped found La Raza but left the party due to differences in organizing tactics and ideology. In June 1970 he became field director of the Southwest Council of La Raza in Phoenix, the forerunner of the National Council of La Raza.

La Raza [Spanish for "Das Volk"], as you all know, is in the thick of the Open Borders agenda. The ties between La Raza and more radical Latino organizations, such as the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlan, or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA), are strong, including direct funding. More important, there's significant membership crossover between the two organizations, including Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante. If you have any doubts about whether their aim is a place at the table, or control of it, just read MEChA's "El Plan Espiritual de Aztlan" (The Spiritual Plan for Aztlan), which boasts, "Aztlan belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans." Is that direct enough for you?

The goal of reclaiming the Southwest for the "bronze people" is not just the daydream of a few radicals; it's a long-held grudge many Mexicans still nurse:

On July 27, 1997, then President of Mexico Ernesto Zedillo told the National Council of La Raza in Chicago: "I have proudly affirmed that the Mexican nation extends beyond the territory enclosed by its borders and that Mexican migrants are an important - a very important - part of it." On the same occasion, President Zedillo informed his audience of a constitutional amendment adopted by the Mexican government to allow Mexicans who are naturalized U.S. citizens to regain Mexican citizenship so that they can vote in Mexican elections.

Political Science Professor Jose Angel Gutierrez, former Director of the Mexican American Studies Center at the University of Texas, Arlington, and Founder of the La Raza Unida Party, noted: "We have an aging white America. They are not making babies. They are dying. It's a matter of time. The explosion is in our population..."

And it looks like their time has come. With supporters in the US and Mexican governments, it's a serious movement with real political muscle. Tomorrow's summit to discuss the California Constitutional Convention starts tomorrow, but the Reconquista has already begun.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Calling All Immigrants

Uncle Sam's so desperate to expand his wars, he's resorting to trying to lure foreigners to join his armed forces. But some people think diversity in the military could be a big mistake.

Activists 'shocked' at Clinton stance on China rights

Silly activists! Did they really think DC gives a damn about liberty? Looks like it's not just gullible American voters who believe Obama's stage performances:

Amnesty International and a pro-Tibet group voiced shock Friday after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed not to let human rights concerns hinder cooperation with China.

Paying her first visit to Asia as the top US diplomat, Clinton said the United States would continue to press China on long-standing US concerns over human rights such as its rule over Tibet.

"But our pressing on those issues can't interfere on the global economic crisis, the global climate change crisis and the security crisis," Clinton told reporters in Seoul just before leaving for Beijing.

T. Kumar of Amnesty International USA said the global rights lobby was "shocked and extremely disappointed" by Clinton's remarks.

Oh, and how funny is this? Even those wily Red Chinese autocrats bought Obama's act:

China has greeted President Barack Obama's administration nervously, believing he would press Beijing harder on human rights and trade issues than former president George W. Bush.

Let's not forget that the DC despots still hold 17 ethnic Uighurs from western China in Guantanamo despite their innocence -- contrary to the Bush administration's lies, there are many innocent people in Guantanamo who never attacked Americans. But the US, that mighty defender of freedom around the world, doesn't want to upset the Chinese Communists, who are determined to deny the Uighurs their right of self-determination. After all, DC doesn't want to upset the Chinese and have them cut off the supply of Wal-Mart's ticky-tacky. And what would we do if Red China quit lending us money?

So of course we cooperate with the oppressors.

Tennessee and South Carolina Sovereignty Bills!

The wording of the resolution introduced in South Carolina is enough to rouse the Rebel heart in anyone:

Whereas, the South Carolina General Assembly declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State, and shall exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right pertaining thereto, which is not expressly delegated by them to the United States of America in the congress assembled;

Tennessee's resolution, sponsored by Susan Lynn, ain't so bad, either:

WHEREAS, the scope of power defined by the Tenth Amendment means that the federal government was created by the states specifically to be an agent of the states; and
WHEREAS, today, in 2009, the states are demonstrably treated as agents of the federal government; and
WHEREAS, many powers assumed by the federal government and federal mandates are directly in violation of the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States;

Looks like Obama may end up emulating Abe Lincoln more closely than he ever imagined. Hey, who wants to join me in singing a round of Bonnie Blue Flag?

Update: If you are a citizen of South Carolina go to the page below, click here to find your Representative and tell him to support the resolution.Thanks to Harold C. !

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Students question Obama's plan

Yep -- someone's halo has done lost its shine. Obama just isn't wowing the kids the way he used to:

Some of the students attentively watched the speech, giving questioning looks and comments, shaking their heads and laughing at some of Obama's words. Other students listened, occasionally glancing up to watch, while texting on their cell phones, reading a book or finishing school work.

"Overall I think it's a good idea, but he's not addressing the issues of the economic crisis," said Daudfar, a John McCain supporter who added he leans more toward being a moderate conservative. "The spending bill he just passed is just progressing the Democratic agenda rather than addressing the economic issues in the country."

Daudfar thinks Obama's plan is backward and deals with the "less important stuff" first. "Bailing out businesses" and "providing better regulatory systems for giving out money to businesses" should have been first, he said.

"If businesses can't afford to hire people, then people won't be able to work and pay off their mortgages," he said. "It's kind of like putting money into a funnel."

Albach, who is also a Republican, said Obama's plan sounds good but questioned how Obama can want to rely on "people's responsibility" when that is "what got us in this economic crisis in the first place."

"This puts us more into debt," said Albach, 18. "It's a horrible situation we're in."

Of course, you have to expect this kind of thing with students in advanced classes.

The Axis of Upheaval

Who's saying the globalist regime in DC is killing this country with its egalitarian social and economic policies? Is it those wacky extremists in the League of the South? Well, yes ... but now our warnings are being echoed in the hallowed pages of Foreign Policy:

The answer is obvious: The resources available for policing the world are certain to be reduced for the foreseeable future. That will be especially true if foreign investors start demanding higher yields on the bonds they buy from the United States or simply begin dumping dollars in exchange for other currencies.

Economic volatility, plus ethnic disintegration, plus an empire in decline: That combination is about the most lethal in geopolitics. We now have all three. The age of upheaval starts now.

Meanwhile, DC is expanding its insane crusade in Afghanistan, bloating itself on even more debt, and welcoming new waves of illegal immigrants to take Americans' jobs. Sheer madness.

GOP needs 'hip-hop' makeover

Now here's a piece of marketing genius:

Newly elected Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele plans an “off the hook” public relations offensive to attract younger voters, especially blacks and Hispanics, by applying the party's principles to “urban-suburban hip-hop settings.”

The RNC's first black chairman will “surprise everyone” when updating the party's image using the Internet and advertisements on radio, on television and in print, he told The Washington Times.

I was just talking to some neighbors the other night about the sorry shape of the world, and we debated what the Republican Party could do to re-ignite passion for its principles and recapture its disenchanted base. And we came to the exact same conclusion as Mr. Steele: "Hip-hop!" Amazing.

And what does Steele plan to do with the Republican Party's core support in the South? Snub it:

He stiff-armed an attempt to get him to elaborate on his public relations effort, saying he would be an idiot to give his opponents too much information, but indicated the Republican Party needs to break out of being considered a regional party.

However, we can't dismiss Steele as simply continuing the brilliant Bush-Rove strategy of pandering to Hispanics -- I mean, why mess with such success? No, he has even loftier goals:

" ... we need to uptick our image with everyone, including one-armed midgets."

Incredible -- that was the other Republican goal my neighbors and I agreed on the other night over beer. Really.

Thanks to Harold C. for the link!

Commander Says 60,000 US Troops Needed in "increasingly violent" Afghanistan

Guess that solves the US unemployment problem.

Man pulled for anti-Obama sign on vehicle

These days, some speech is freer than others:

An Oklahoma City police officer wrongly pulled over a man last week and confiscated an anti-President Barack Obama sign the man had on his vehicle.

The officer misinterpreted the sign as threatening, said Capt. Steve McCool [!], of the Oklahoma City Police Department, and took the sign, which read "Abort Obama, not the unborn." ...

Harrison said his sign was to be interpreted as saying something like: Remove Obama from office, not unborn babies from the womb.

The officers confiscated Harrison's sign and gave him a slip of paper that stated he was part of an investigation. ... But his run-in with the law wasn't over yet.

"The Secret Service called and said they were at my house," Harrison said.

After talking to his attorney, Harrison went home where he met the Secret Service.

"When I was on my way there, the Secret Service called me and said they weren't going to ransack my house or anything ... they just wanted to (walk through the house) and make sure I wasn't a part of any hate groups."

So ... express anything less than adoration toward Beloved Leader, and the Stasi will search your house to see if you're part of a "hate group." And what's a hate group? According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, any organization that advocates enforcing existing Federal immigration law qualifies. So it's a good thing Harrison didn't have any mail from the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), or NumbersUSA lying around the house.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Holder Calls U.S. 'Nation of Cowards' on Race Matters

Now we're getting started on the Obama Revolution:

Eric Holder, the nation's first black attorney general, said Wednesday the United States was "a nation of cowards" on matters of race, with most Americans avoiding candid discussions of racial issues.

In a speech to Justice Department employees marking Black History Month, Holder said the workplace is largely integrated but Americans still self-segregate on the weekends and in their private lives. ...

Even when people mix at the workplace or afterwork social events, Holder argued, many Americans in their free time are still segregated inside what he called "race-protected cocoons."

"Saturdays and Sundays, America in the year 2009 does not in some ways differ significantly from the country that existed almost 50 years ago. This is truly sad," said Holder.

This is simple. Just do away with the freedom of association. There! Problem solved.

Hispanic children are the majority in Texas’ first-grade classrooms

Assimilation is not a problem -- we're being assimilated into the emerging Hispanic majority just fine. Note the barely contained glee of the demographer:

What we have not known so clearly — until a couple of recent reports — is that the white population is dwindling.

In a new report on population trends in public schools, the Texas Education Agency reports that Texas now enrolls 130,000 fewer white children than 10 years ago.

For the first time, Hispanic children dominate first-grade classes, adding about 4,000 children last year to become the outright majority with 50.2 percent of students. ...

If this is a surprise to us, it’s not one to Karl Eschbach of the University of Texas-San Antonio, appointed by Gov. Rick Perry as the official state demographer.

"What people don’t realize is the sheer inevitability of this change," Eschbach said Friday. ...

"If you live your life in the Anglo-majority-dominated world" — like suburban North Texas, one of the whitest parts of the state — "then you might not see the change," Eschbach said.

"But it would be tough to find a schoolchild who thinks of Texas as Anglo. With every passing year, Texas is going to be more Hispanic."

Get that? It's inevitable. Resistance is futile. You will be assimilated.

Abraham Lincoln's America

This is the nation we're living in, and as Mr. Baldwin says, it is indeed Lincoln's creation:

By the end of two G.W. Bush terms and one Obama term, the United States will resemble socialist France far more than the independent nation envisioned--and created--by George Washington. Yes, in a very real and practical sense, this really is Abraham Lincoln's America.

More than any other single person, Abraham Lincoln shaped and formed modern America. It was Abraham Lincoln who was the first President to flagrantly and deliberately violate his oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States. His disregard and contempt for the Constitution cannot be overstated.

So what can be done? Despite Americans' ignorance of who got us into this mess, and how, there are hopeful stirrings of resistance:

On what could prove to be a very interesting and even promising note, however, is the fact that more than twenty states have recently proposed (or are in the process of drafting) resolutions advancing their individual state sovereignty. What do these states see coming? Do they see Socialism's twin sister, Oppression, lurking around the corner? Are these states looking into the future and preparing to take a stand for freedom and independence? What an exciting prospect! Perhaps the great country that George Washington birthed is not dead after all.

And most of the vital signs in what's left of that great country are in the South.

Study Shows Sharp Rise in Latino Federal Convicts

Uh-oh. Another racist, immigrant-bashing group is bad-mouthing Latinos trying to import family values into the US. Now they're accusing Latinos of committing a disproportionate number of felonies:

In 2007, Latinos accounted for 40 percent of all those convicted of federal crimes and one third of all federal prison inmates, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center, a non-partisan think tank. ... Latino convicts now represent the largest ethnic population in the federal prison system, although they make up only 13 percent of the United States population.

Japan, Sweden hold bailout lessons for US

Now that Li'l Lindsey Graham has blabbed the "N" word in public, admitting the Republicans are as intellectually bankrupt as the Democrats, the only remaining question is: What's the most effective way to wreck the rest of the economy? Obama is torn between two famous approaches:

On the surface, Sweden "looks like a good model," Obama said at his first prime-time news conference Monday. But he cautioned that drawing parallels had limits: Sweden's banking sector is far smaller and the country's culture embraces a greater economic role for government.

Of Japan, Obama said: "They kept on trying to paper over the problems. The markets sort of stayed up because the Japanese government kept on pumping money in. But eventually, nothing happened and they didn't see any growth whatsoever."

So which way will we go in ruining what's left of this country? Both have unique pluses and minuses. The Swedish approach is very appealing:



But I'm also attracted to the Japanese approach:



Decisions, decisions.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Winter 2009 North Carolina League of the South Conference

Anyone in a 200-mile radius just has to come. Yes, Chairman Thuersam's meetings are THAT good. I'll be there to get energized. That's the effect the erudition and activism at North Carolina League of the South meetings have on me.

Who: Contact NC LS State Chair Bernhard Thuersam at bernhard1848@att.net

When: Saturday, February 21st, 11AM-4PM

What: The Winter Conference will begin with a Nathaniel Macon Institute (NMI) segment of two lectures which will explore post-Revolutionary North Carolina political dynamics and the overwhelming refusal of the State to ratify the new constitution put forth in 1787 without a Bill of Rights. The leadership and resistance of the Anti-Federalists in North Carolina who feared the consolidated government behind the veil, was a key to getting eventual passage of the Bill of Rights by the US Congress. Also discussed will be the proactive role of ministers like Lemuel Burkitt and David Caldwell (Baptist and Presbyterian respectively) in the effective Anti-Federalist resistance. This active political stance by religious leaders is unheard of today, but was a staple of Tarheel independent thought in the early days of the republic. Later in the Conference Mitchell Flinchum, CPA will lead a discussion of “Hard Times, Money & Common Sense” and offer his insights for the safekeeping of savings, IRA’s and investments during the financial upheavals we are experiencing. Please plan to join us, and as always, guests are welcome.

Where: The K&W Cafeteria is located at 2629 Ramada Road in Burlington, just off Interstate 40/85 at Exit 143. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right (from the east), then immediately turn left at the first traffic light. The K&W is in the shopping center on your right and the Conference is held in the Banquet Room in the rear of the Main Dining Room.

Geert Wilders' Party Explodes after Expulsion

Nothing like a little government repression to ignite a movement.

Abe Lincoln - The First Neoconservative?

That's what this blogger says. However, it's sloppy to assign Lincoln to the Neocons, just as it would be so to claim Lao-tse was a Jeffersonian. Neoconservatism is an outgrowth of its Trotskyite foundations, which developed long after Lincoln.

That said, it's useful to highlight the parallels between the ideologies of Lincoln and the Neocons. Both justify the centralization of power on universalist, rather than American, principles. Both believe the nobility of their ideologies justify wholesale bloodshed. And both view the natural, historic social and political order as backward and in need of "creative destruction," which they're happy to provide.

It's also interesting that the cited article features the book "Forge of Empires," although, ironically, as praise. We paleoconservatives have argued for years that empires are inherently artificial, destructive of traditional liberty, and can only be propped up by ruthless force. Like Bismarck and Alexander, Lincoln gave the central government formerly unimaginable control over the civilian population, enabling the destructive wars and other excesses that followed. There would have been no Nazi or Communist takeover had Bismarck and Alexander not destroyed local autonomy in their respective countries. And Lincoln paved the way for Wilson's insane and self-destructive intervention in WWI.

Today's centralized, multi-cult, socialist regime is the direct outgrowth of Lincoln's counter-revolution.

Founder of Islamic TV station accused of beheading wife

We could gild this lily with commentary about the incompatibility of Islamic and Western cultures, but sometimes it's best just to let the facts speak for themselves:

The founder of an Islamic television station in upstate New York aimed at countering Muslim stereotypes has confessed to beheading his wife, authorities said.

Muzzammil Hassan was charged with second-degree murder after police found the decapitated body of his wife, Aasiya Hassan, at the Bridges TV station in the Buffalo suburb of Orchard Park, said Andrew Benz, Orchard Park's police chief.

Note the news source is CNN, not Fox News.

The open-borders lobby's attempts to silence its critics.

Holy cow! Look who's counter-attacking the Open Borders bullies! None other than National Review -- and what a muscular, spot-on rejoinder it is:

Now, people call each other names all the time in politics, but this is different. The SPLC purports to play the role of arbiter of rectitude on racial issues, and as such it claims to take no other policy positions. This pose is utterly false; the report was jointly released with America’s Voice, a hard-left open-borders group. And regardless of who’s making it, the charge of racism is the gravest one in our society—not a political one, like an allegation that you failed to pay taxes on your chauffeured limousine, but a moral one, meant to delegitimize you altogether as a participant in civilized society.

It's good to see so many unexpected allies agreeing with us these days. As the author says, the Southern Poverty Law Center has squeezed millions out of the permanent "Civil Rights" Revolution, which has now branched out to include advocacy of the illegal alien and homosexual agendas. And it's rewarded with money, power, and prestige.

All while posing as starry-eyed idealists.

New boss same as the old boss

When we pointed out W's unconstitutional acts, we were denounced as "un-American" extremists who suffered from "Bush Derangement Syndrome." Now that we're scrutinizing Obama, we're "racists." Wrong -- it's the Federal assault on liberty that's riling us, not some variety of mental illness. No matter who's in charge of the unnatural, inherently destructive power in DC, it's still the same old show, no matter who's the emcee. For instance:

Despite President Barack Obama's vow to open government more than ever, the Justice Department is defending Bush administration decisions to keep secret many documents about domestic wiretapping, data collection on travelers and U.S. citizens, and interrogation of suspected terrorists.

In half a dozen lawsuits, Justice lawyers have opposed formal motions or spurned out-of-court offers to delay court action until the new administration rewrites Freedom of Information Act guidelines and decides whether the new rules might allow the public to see more.

You know what's funny? How the "conservatives" denounce Obama as a socialist, though they kept silent when their hero pushed through Prescription Drug subsidies, No Child Left Behind, and the bank bailout. And how most lefties politely look the other way as Obama expands DC's wars and slowly succumbs to the intoxication of command.

At least it's funny for now.

Thanks to Harold C. for the link!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Move over, Mafia

Speaking of seeing validation of our message from unexpected sources, here's one for the record books. We've been warning about the hidden costs of Open Borders for some time, and now the FBI is sounding a similar alarm:

Individuals associated with foreign-based criminal groups are targeting the U.S. as we speak, and they are a major focus of American law enforcement and a top priority of the FBI’s organized crime busting efforts.

These groups have much in common with their Mafia brethren, beginning with their hunger for power and profit.

But what sets them apart is their reach. While traditional mobsters mostly operate domestically, Eurasian and Asian crime groups are transnational. Some report to an established leadership hierarchy in their native lands while others have fuzzier connections, but all require that we work closely with our law enforcement partners in these regions of the world.

The damage done to our social, economic, and political institutions during the Clinton-Bush years will take a generation to fix.

The Case for Nationalizing the Entire Economy

I bet that title got your attention. But we've been sounding the alarm for years that the entire DC power structure, whether Democrat of Republican, is busily pushing this country toward centralized control. In the latest validation of our message, Lindsey Graham has told ABC News the banks are "in such deep trouble that government ownership of the institutions may be the only way to save the financial system."

Maybe Graham went to DC as a sincere conservative. Maybe he lied through his teeth to get elected. Either way, there's no doubt that DC poisons its inhabitants, and enflames their taste for power. As Bill Bonner writes:

In London, the Guardian announced its own 12 questions to put to the bankers, including “why should profits be private, but losses be socialized?” Uh…that is a good question, but it is put to the wrong person. Why the bankers would want to offload their mistakes is a question even a Guardian reader could answer. Why else would they humiliate themselves publicly? Why would not a one of them dare show any fight? The pols control the money now; the bankers know it.

The question is better put to the inquisitor than to his victim. Why would the government wish to take on the losses? There, the answer is fairly easy too - power. Besides, it’s not their money; it belongs to the same mouth-breathing yahoos who are enjoying the show.

And of course he's right -- it's all about power, power we're willing to surrender to the government because the dog-and-pony show in which DC protects us while punishing the greedy is such a goood one.

What could stop the power-grabbers? Only power can check power -- and in our system, only the resurgent States can stop the slide toward socialist despotism.

States’ Rights and the Growing Rebellion – A Status Report

Support for restoring local control has popped up from a growing number of groups and individuals, some of whom you'd have never dreamed would side with us. But this, from a site that's consistently backed every DC power grab, including the mis-named USA PATRIOT Act, is a whopping, big surprise:

One of the inevitable consequences of the last 75 years of Democrat rule in Washington – augmented by a decade or more of gutless rule by Republican presidents and congressional majorities who thought they could win hearts and minds by imitating Democrats – is a quiet rebellion within that basic building block of our American republic: the state legislatures.

After many decades of uninterrupted drift toward a socialist state, and seeing a self-serving federal legislature and a bloated federal bureaucracy whose incompetence is exceeded only by its avarice, the legislatures of a number of states are beginning to take matters into their own hands.

Interestingly, the piece approvingly quotes Tom Jefferson and Patrick Henry, two patriots who understood that an out-of-control central government is a greater threat to our liberty than any foreign enemy.

Yes, the times they are a-changin'! Thank you, Mr. Obama. We're looking more mainstream every day.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Mississippi protects gun owners

Mississippi lawmakers have passed a bill to protect the state’s residents during martial law. On the Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi website, Phil Bryant announces the passage of SB 2036. The legislation “restricts the power of a peace officer to confiscate firearms and ammunitions in an emergency or during a time of martial law,” according to the website.

It is significant that Lieutenant Governor Bryant mentions the law applies to martial law.

Mississippi senator Merle Flowers authored the bill and referred it to the Judiciary on January 6. It passed the Senate on February 4. According to the Mississippi bill status website, the act amends Section 33-7-303 of Mississippi Code of 1972 and “explicitly restrict the power to confiscate firearms and ammunitions in an emergency.”

Mississippi passes the law reaffirming the Second Amendment at approximately the same time a number of states are introducing and passing resolutions and bills declaring sovereignty from the federal government and buttressing the Tenth Amendment.

Thanks to Bobby C. for the link!

The crusade to destroy the immigration reform movement

Elizabeth Wright takes aim at the New York Times and its dishonest series on immigration reform. As usual, she's taking no prisoners:

Who started the lie that the Founders of this nation expended their energies, in order to create a haven for the rescue of the world's displaced populations? Did it come about chiefly from cynical 19th century industrialists eager only for cheap labor, who sought to soften their true motives by wrapping them in sentimental bombast?

Need your batteries charged? Read the entire piece, and you'll be ready to take on the whole Open Borders gang.

Jeb Bush for President?

Oh, look. Our salvation's arrived. Jeb Bush is already positioning himself to run for Temporary Dictator president in 2012. His message? That the Republican Party must be a "national party" (translation: ditch any platform that appeals to Southerners), increase the scope and power of government, and above all, hit the fast forward button on Open Borders:

Republicans must also clean up their act on immigration, Mr. Bush insists. Last year, he says they "set a tone" that pushed Hispanic voters away. "The tone of the debate reached a point that was very damning to the Republican Party, and the evidence is in. The chest pounders lost."

Mr. Bush supports immigration reform as championed by his brother and John McCain, which would allow illegals already in this country to stay. "Politics has to be about ideas and values and aspirations." he says. "It shouldn't be about anger and preying on people's emotions. You can't lead a mob."

Obviously, this is the kind of "mob" Jeb's referring to:

Bad people

Certainly not this one:

Good people

So what could we expect from a Bush III presidency? More big government and more Open Borders. Excited?

Can a Japanese cartoonist see things most Americans can't?

...things such as Sam's Superority Psychosis?

Thanks to Rex for the link!

Friday, February 13, 2009

When Neocons attack!

What could be more entertaining -- not to mention emotionally satisfying -- than the spectacle of warmongers turning on each other?

First a little background: Back in the good ol' days, at the height of the sado-patriotic fever that enflamed the nation after 9/11, Andrew Sullivan rallied the boys to support George W. Bush’s wars as a liberation movement for fellow homosexuals in the Middle East. But the steady seepage of reality into the Neocon fantasy world finally turned Sullivan against his former ideological loyalties, as he stated in his blog:

The closer you examine it, the clearer it is that neoconservatism, in large part, is simply about enabling the most irredentist elements in Israel and sustaining a permanent war against anyone or any country who disagrees with the Israeli right. That's the conclusion I've been forced to these last few years. And to insist that America adopt exactly the same constant-war-as-survival that Israelis have been slowly forced into. Cheney saw America as Netanyahu sees Israel: a country built for permanent war and the "tough, mean, dirty, nasty business" of waging it (with a few war crimes to keep the enemy on their toes).

But America is not Israel. America might support Israel, might have a special relationship with Israel. But America is not Israel. And once that distinction is made, much of the neoconservative ideology collapses.

This was just too much for Neocon stalwart John Podhoretz. In a venomous attack piece entitled, "The Daily Dearborn Independent Dish," he blasted the apostate Sullivan with both barrels:

Andrew Sullivan no longer is interested in winning in Iraq, in fact is probably quietly eager for a defeat there, doubtless out of a combination of a certain degree of conviction, a ravenous hunger for leftist Web traffic, and because having decided a few years ago he’d picked the wrong horse in supporting it, he finds it unbearable to imagine that the wrong horse may prove to be the right horse after all.

So he must hold the neoconservatives to blame, first, for gulling him into support — you know, we Jews are fiendishly clever, with our Svengali hypnotic powers overcoming the will of poor, weak-minded Catholic bloggers — and must now be held to account for holding views about Israel and Iraq and democracy we never held and have, in fact, been attacked by some of our oldest friends who do hold them. But of course, those attacks by our old friends aren’t real, nor are the divisions among neoconservatives real. Because we Jews are all in it together.

At least Henry Ford knew how to make a car.

Podhoretz is oh-so-cleverly insinuating that by opposing the most bloodthirsty wing of Israeli foreign policy, Sullivan is echoing the anti-Semitic Henry Ford, whose "Dearborn Journal" published the "Protocols of the Elders of Zion." Got that?

Sullivan has meekly walked away from this fight. Too bad, but understandable. We in the Southern Heritage movement have developed pretty thick hides after years of being called everything under the sun by the corporate media and other assorted toadies for big government. We know the price of dissent. Poor Andrew Sullivan, despite his stubborn defense of Obama, and his advocacy of same-sex marriage as a "conservative" virtue (??!!??), is now smeared as an anti-Semite.

Deee-licious!

Text of H.R. 40: Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African-Americans Act

Here's the full text of a recently introduced bill to give "reparations" to African-Americans. Similar bills have been proposed in the past, but this time, things are a little different. Democrats control Congress and the White House. Obama's strongly suggested support for reparations -- as he put it, "the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."

Think the stimulus bill will bury us in debt? Wait'll we start paying for this baby.

Displaced workers protest illegal aliens

Corporations that are as greedy as they are rootless are starting to hear from ordinary citizens -- and the citizens are finally making their voices heard:

Civil unrest escalated Thursday while protesters stood outside the Anderson construction site of a city fire station and said the workers on the project were not documented as legal United States residents.

Chad Summerall, the owner of Summerall Masonry Inc. in Anderson, organized the protest on Simpson Road and asked a half-dozen people to hold up signs. He is frustrated because he thinks companies have been relying on illegal immigrants to push bids so low his company cannot compete.

Small-business owners, workers, and concerned citizens can no longer be shamed into silence with the magic curse of "racism" when they stand up for the rule of law. Nor will they swallow the dishonest globalist fantasy that "diversity" is an absolute good. They now see that such talk is pure camouflage for replacing Americans with easily exploited Third-World immigrants.

It'll be interesting to see how many leftists rise up to defend the importation of cheap foreign labor.

One Banking System, Indivisible

Or is it? There could be no centralized control over the money supply without a powerful central government monopolizing political power. And as IRAs and homes bleed value, that monopoly on power is quickly losing hearts and minds. As Thomas Woods writes here, the Fed's destructive hold on our economy is no longer just a topic of discussion on "fringe" web sites, but is an increasingly popular battle cry. He credits Ron Paul's campaign for popularizing the movement to abolish the Fed:

When Paul first raised the issue in his campaign, he had no idea what he was tapping into. “I didn’t realize people your age knew so much about money and inflation,” he told a rally at the University of Pittsburgh last year. “But it gets the largest applause at college campuses. I figured the first time it happened [at the University of Southern California] it was an accident. … But then at the University of Michigan, they started to burn Federal Reserve Notes.”

To Paul’s surprise, some of his loudest applause lines involved salvos against the Fed. Chants of “End the Fed!” greeted his denunciations of the economic damage the central bank was unleashing.

But, as noted earlier, any movement to unshackle the American people from centralized banking depends on decentralizing political power: Economic and political self-determinaton are mutually dependent. Fortunately, the idea of restoring local self-government is yet another taboo subject that's escaped its confines, and has now fired up mainstream politics, as the Republican Liberty Caucus notes:

As things stand right now, it looks like Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, and Washington will all definitely consider sovereignty bills this year. They may be joined by Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Nevada, and Pennsylvania — where legislators have pledged to introduce similar bills.

Twenty states standing up to the federal government and demanding a return to constitutional principles is a great start, but it remains to be seen whether legislatures and governors are brave enough or angry enough to follow through.

Obama's parallels to Lincoln may be even greater than anyone imagined.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

How about some Lincoln idolatry?

As idolatry goes, this is as thick and sickeningly sweet as it comes. Brace yourselves ... and see if you can wade through this sticky vat of Lincoln-worshiping molasses:

The 16th president “stands at the spiritual center of American history,” historian Sidney Mead argued. To theologian William Wolf, Lincoln was “‘a biblical prophet’ who saw himself as ‘an instrument of God’ and his country as God’s ‘almost chosen people’ called to world responsibility.” No other president, Robert Michaelsen maintained in Christian Century, so fully expressed “in word and deed the Christian virtues of charity and compassion under trying conditions.” ...

As we see it, during the most trying time in American history, Lincoln testified to God’s sovereignty, held together a coalition of free and border slave states, kept his fragmented party from falling apart, defeated the rebel states militarily, liberated four million slaves, and preserved the Union.

Naturally, this is featured on David Horowitz' FrontPageMag, one of the more mindlessly militant of government supremacist web sites. It was Horowitz who demanded that protestors against Bush's insane war be treated as "saboteurs." Lincoln, of course, is the empire's Caesar and Savior, a myth the author of the above endorses in order to justify the Lincolnian Revolution and marauding empire it created out of the original decentralized Republic.

What sheer perversion of genuine American ideals. What intellectual dishonesty. Let's make sure he hears from us. Send him email at gssmith@gcc.edu

States Push to Take Back National Guard

The people of the States re-asserting sovereignty? Now we're talking about change we can believe in:

Going on its seventh year, the Iraq war has taken its toll on not only the US military, but also on the states's National Guard units, which were called up when Congress passed the 2002 Authorization to Use Military Force (AUMF) against Iraq. Now a growing state-level movement is working to keep the Guard at home. ...

"There is not Congressional authorization for the use of the Guard today," Vermont State Rep. Mike Fisher told Truthout. "One Guard member improperly called into federal service to fight a war - that's a real problem. Choosing to go to war is one of the most serious decisions that we make. The very least we can do is follow the Constitution."

What could be more revolutionary than restoring the right of self-government? What could be more American?

Now that Obama plans to expand the senseless occupation of Afghanistan, the effort to put teeth in the 10th amendment is the most urgent and most direct means of stopping an out-of-control central government.

DC loves us

So what will that $789 billion stimulus package do for us? While reading this report, hungrily searching for benefits, I stopped cold when I encountered this:

Officials estimated it would mean about $13 a week more in people's paychecks when withholding tables are adjusted in late spring.

I can't wait.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

An appeal to President Obama to fight Neo-Confederacy

Now we're in trouble. Ed Sebesta is enlisting President Obama in his crusade against us:

I plan to write Obama about the issue of neo-Confederacy. I have been thinking about writing each issue individually, but I am now leaning to just writing one long letter and address all the issues about the Presidency and neo-Confederacy.

I know the president is busy with the issue of the economy. However, much of what my letter will concern itself with is things that Obama shouldn't do to support or pander to the Confederacy. That is they are actions that he should and could drop and lighten his load. I think actually much of the matters in my letter can be dealt with by minor administrators.

So the plan is to let "minor administrators" be in charge of not doing things Obama shouldn't do. Makes sense -- if you obsess on it long enough.

What Sebesta does not know is that the Rebellion Blog Underground has an operative working undercover in the Crawfish Communications Center mailroom. That operative sent me a copy of Sebesta's secret letter to President Obama. Here is the text:

Dear President Obama,

Mr. President, this is Ed Sebesta. Yes, the Ed Sebesta. As you have no doubt already been advised, probably by your advisors, which is their job, I played a major role in the editing of Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction. I say that it was major not out of pride, or blatant self-promotion, but because my co-editors, Heidi Beirich and Euan Hague, often commented (when they thought I wasn't listening) that most of their time spent editing that manuscript was spent on my contributions. In addition, as my curriculum vitae will show, I am so well-known in the perilous field of Neo-Confederacy research that I, Ed Sebesta, have been cited by fellow researchers as an "anonymous contributor," and by the "nom-de-plume" of "Crawfish," which protects my true identity of Ed Sebesta.

I ask that you take your mind off trivial national matters such as al-Qaeda, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and an economy spiralling down the toilet, and focus instead on the real threat to our country posed by the Daughters of the Confederacy. For they are Neo-Confederates. And that makes them a threat to our Democracy. That also makes them a threat to your personal goal of treating all races the same, that is, of no longer demonizing any race. You can read my scholarly thoughts on the challenge to treat all races fairly in my treatise entitled, "Breaking the White Nation."

But enough about me. Here is what you need to do now. As you are well aware, I am the one who first detected the Neo-Confederate designs in the logo of "fashion designer" Tommy Hilfiger. The evidence is rather self-explanatory:


That's clearly the Confederate First National flag -- same colors, same shape, and even the same font for the Confederate motto, "Tommy Hilfiger." No doubt in my mind. But then, there rarely is doubt, or anything, in my mind when it comes to thinking constantly about the secret threat of Neo-Confederacy.

So what I am asking you to do is to change the seal of the Treasury Department, which is yet another of the Neo-Confederates' subliminal propaganda logos. I ask you, Mr. President, to behold the Treasury Department seal:


As you can see (at least, I can) that is the hated, ubiquitous Confederate Battleflag -- that is, the bottom half of it. If you put the Treasury Seal next to your bathroom mirror, you have the Confederate Battleflag in your own bathroom, a place where you should feel safe from Neo-Confederacy, but you aren't, not now, not any more! I think you know what I mean. Do you?

I am awaiting your response. Doing nothing is not an option. Surely, you do not want to be seen as an enabler of Neo-Confederacy, as I revealed Bill Clinton to be. I am watching.

And we in the Southern Movement will be watching to see what President Obama does in response. Won't we?

The World is Flat

And Thomas Friedman is a pompous fruit-loop. Catch his serious/just-kidding/actually serious proposal for "saving" America's economy:

Leave it to a brainy Indian to come up with the cheapest and surest way to stimulate our economy: immigration.

“All you need to do is grant visas to two million Indians, Chinese and Koreans,” said Shekhar Gupta, editor of The Indian Express newspaper. “We will buy up all the subprime homes. We will work 18 hours a day to pay for them. We will immediately improve your savings rate — no Indian bank today has more than 2 percent nonperforming loans because not paying your mortgage is considered shameful here. And we will start new companies to create our own jobs and jobs for more Americans.”

See? All we need is make the Camp of the Saints a reality. And how do we solve the health-care crisis? Soylent Green?

Monday, February 9, 2009

Clyde Wilson strikes again!

Dixie's own d'Artagnan of Aphorisms is back. Here are a few of his latest gems:

You cannot have a First World economy and military with a Third World population.

The main problem with free enterprise is that it is impossible to get Big Business to practice it.

America is not a democracy. It is a plutocracy (government of the rich) with elements of kleptocracy, imperialism, executive dictatorship, and judicial oligarchy.

Bipartisan convergence?

Republicans warn passing Obama's stimulus package "could lead to disaster."

Democrats warn that NOT passing it will create "a national catastrophe."

I think they're both right.

Pro-Southern blog banned in Red China

A reader reports back:

Hey Mike – just got back from a business trip to Shanghai, Red China. Pretty miserable 3 days because I wasn’t able to access the Dixienet Rebellion Blog there to keep up with current events; apparently it's censored. Looks like Chairman Mao doesn’t approve of some of your views!!! I wonder why?

R M Shivers III

Thanks for that. Talk of self-determination always riles autocrats.

The rise of homofascism

Contributors to California's Proposition 8, the ballot initiative which re-affirmed traditional marriage, have become targets of the powerful, well-financed homosexual political movement:

FOR the backers of Proposition 8, the state ballot measure to stop single-sex couples from marrying in California, victory has been soured by the ugly specter of intimidation.

A Web site takes names and ZIP codes of donors supporting the measure and overlays data on a map. Some donors to groups supporting the measure have received death threats and envelopes containing a powdery white substance, and their businesses have been boycotted.

The targets of this harassment blame a controversial and provocative Web site, eightmaps.com.

The site takes the names and ZIP codes of people who donated to the ballot measure — information that California collects and makes public under state campaign finance disclosure laws — and overlays the data on a Google map.

Imagine the uproar if this scenario had been reversed. If a conservative group targeted supporters of a leftist ballot initiative, and death threats ensued, the reverberations would be seismic. There'd be screaming headlines, breathless televised reports from the front steps of the victims' homes, inflamed editorials. Keith Olbermann would burn the airwaves with a grand mal rant.

For the homosexual lobby, extremism in the pursuit of vice is a virtue.

CIA: British terrorists are the biggest threat to the US

It's not David Frost or Mick Jagger they're worried about, but the Muslim immigrants from Britain's former colonies that threaten us. Thanks to the US-British visa waiver program, a vestige of the days when US and British citizenship correlated with US and British loyalties, it's easy for Muslim terrorists to move about and do -- well, you know what they'll do:

A British intelligence source revealed that a staggering four out of 10 CIA operations designed to thwart direct attacks on the US are now conducted against targets in Britain.

But some US intelligence officers are irritated that valuable manpower and resources have been diverted to the UK. One former intelligence officer who does contract work for the CIA dismissed Britain as a "swamp" of jihadis.

Jonathan Evans, the director general of MI5, admitted in January that the Security Service alone does not have the resources to maintain surveillance on all its targets. "We don't have anything approaching comprehensive coverage," he said.

Which is another way of saying it's our other-worldly immigration policies that make such a threat possible. When will we learn?

Bond market calls Fed's bluff as global economy falls apart

The globalist dream -- one world, with one consumerist economy, and a consumerist monoculture to match -- has turned into a nightmare:

The yield on 10-year US Treasury bonds – the world's benchmark cost of capital – has jumped from 2pc to 3pc since Christmas despite efforts to talk the rate down.

This level will asphyxiate the US economy if allowed to persist, as Fed chair Ben Bernanke must know. The US is already in deflation.

Who can blame bond vigilantes for going on strike? Nobody wants to be left holding the bag if and when the global monetary blitz succeeds in stoking inflation. Governments are borrowing frantically to fund their bail-outs and cover a collapse in tax revenue. The US Treasury alone needs to raise $2 trillion in 2009.

Where is the money to come from? China, the Pacific tigers and the commodity powers are no longer amassing foreign reserves ($7.6 trillion). Their exports have collapsed. Instead of buying a trillion dollars of extra bonds each year, they have become net sellers. In aggregate, they dumped $190bn over the last fifteen weeks.

As we've noted before, our "anything goes" mentality will vanish as hard reality scours away illusions. That mentality was behind the West's open borders policies, another liberal fantasy we can no longer afford, as European nations have already discovered. From the Telegraph article:

Spain's unemployment has jumped to 3.3m – or 14.4pc – and will hit 19pc next year, on Brussels data. The labour minister said yesterday that Spain's economy could not "tolerate" immigrants any longer after suffering "hurricane devastation". You can see where this is going.

Yes we can. But you can bet our "leaders" in DC won't.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

More N.C. counties sign up to spot illegal immigrants in jails

With the economy registering pulses just a shade above flat line these days, people are demanding action. Only the most blinkered Open Borders advocates can now deny that an over-abundance of cheap labor depresses wages, and the increased lawlessness of illegal immigrant gangs is now a problem that even the Federal government acknowledges. So news like this will be welcome:

Five North Carolina counties are joining a program to deport illegal immigrants.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reported Thursday that eight counties helped deport more than 3,100 inmates last year.

Orange, Harnett, Duplin, New Hanover and Buncombe counties are joining a program called Secure Communities.

It gives jails equipment that uses inmates' fingerprints to check immigration status and criminal records and automatically alerts immigration officials.

So the question is this: Are measures like this real housecleaning, or just PR stunts to lull us into complacency? Here in Mecklenburg County, a sheriff who'd successfully implemented an even more effective program to stop the illegal alien invasion was effectively coopted and nullified, so I'm suspicious when I hear stories like this. That's why it's important for citizens to keep a sharp eye on these programs in their communities, and raise hell in county commission meetings if law enforcement doesn't do its job.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Experts tell Congress Iraq, Afghanistan may cost $860B by 2019

What's wrong with this picture?

Ongoing combat operations overseas could cost the United States more than $860 billion over the next 10 years, further ballooning the defense budget, experts told Congress on Wednesday.

That total includes plans to dramatically draw down the number of troops in Iraq in the next few years, according to officials from the Congressional Budget Office.

Even with reducing the number of deployed combat troops to 75,000 worldwide, the CBO estimates that the Defense Department faces recurring personnel costs of at least $69 billion a year, coupled with other equipment repair costs.

Yeah, I can't think of anything else to do with that money. Can you?

It's time to give up these delusions of world empire, and try to fix the mess here at home.

Revolt brews in counties

As the Empire spins faster in its death spiral, events like this will multiply and accelerate:

Counties in California say they've had enough – and they aren't going to take it anymore.

In what amounts to a Boston Tea Party-style revolt against the state Capitol, they're threatening to withhold money.

Los Angeles is considering such an option. And Colusa County supervisors said they authorized payment delays for February.

Our aim in the League of the South has long been that the already established mechanism of State governments would peacefully and lawfully resume their delegated powers from DC to re-assert local self-government and local control on problems faraway DC can only make worse. But the States have been so compromised by unfunded mandates that most of them are little more than administrative units of the central government. So our greatest hope to restore sanity and the sovereignty of the people may well be in the natural confederation of local counties and regions. As the article reports, a "coalition of six Southern California counties is headed to Sacramento for a Feb. 12 meeting to call attention to the counties' plight." What they must undertake as their next logical step can only be guessed.

But here's one good guess, as enunciated by a famous politician from many years ago: "Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world."

Amen to that. Times like these require new directions, and looking to the continued -- or expanded -- central control of our lives and property by self-serving DC bureaucrats is what got us into this mess. We've had enough of that. It's time for real change.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Mark Twain's Battle Hymn of the Republic

Thought I'd share this, just for laughs. Mark Twain wrote this as a protest against the brutal subjugation liberation of the Philippines, but it would've been apt for the War of Northern Aggression, or Iraq and Afghanistan, for that matter. Enjoy:

Mine eyes have seen the orgy of the launching of the Sword;
He is searching out the hoardings where the stranger's wealth is stored;
He hath loosed his fateful lightnings, and with woe and death has scored;
His lust is marching on.

I have seen him in the watch-fires of a hundred circling camps;
They have builded him an altar in the Eastern dews and damps;
I have read his doomful mission by the dim and flaring lamps—
His night is marching on.

I have read his bandit gospel writ in burnished rows of steel:
"As ye deal with my pretensions, so with you my wrath shall deal;
Let the faithless son of Freedom crush the patriot with his heel;
Lo, Greed is marching on!"

We have legalized the strumpet and are guarding her retreat; *
Greed is seeking out commercial souls before his judgement seat;
O, be swift, ye clods, to answer him! be jubilant my feet!
Our god is marching on!

In a sordid slime harmonious Greed was born in yonder ditch,
With a longing in his bosom—and for others' goods an itch.
As Christ died to make men holy, let men die to make us rich—
Our god is marching on.


* NOTE: In Manila the Government has placed a certain industry under the protection of our flag. (M.T.)

The South Vs. Obama

You gotta love this, because even though it's chock-full of the usual anti-Southern cant only a sell-out Southerner can write, it's worth reading:

The battle in Washington is not between liberals and conservatives; it is between the Union and the South. The Republican Party that voted unanimously against the stimulus bill is, in essence, the party of the former Confederacy. In the House of Representatives, there is not a single Republican representative from New England. In the U.S. Senate, there is not a single Republican from the Pacific Coast. The Republican congressional delegation is disproportionately Southern.

Deee-licious! As more folks have second thoughts about the Democrats' socialist, excuse me, "Progressive" agenda, the battle lines that are already forming will make it clear that the South stands for freedom, and against central planning and government control of the economy.

As much as it might hurt, be sure to read the entire Lind article. You wouldn't want to miss this half-apology for his attack on the South:

It is because I am a Southerner and the descendant of Southerners that I recognize the suicidal nature of this pathological regional political culture. I like Southern manners, food, music, and literature—but I hate the reactionary strain of my native region’s politics (there is an enlightened, minority strain in Southern politics, from the Kentuckians Clay and Lincoln to LBJ, the Gores and Bill Clinton).

Uh, Michael, the sell-out politicians you so admire are properly called "scallywags." They might've come from the South, but their hearts and souls (assuming they had any) belonged to the progressive empire that was intellectually and financially headquartered in the North.

And don't imagine Southern or any traditional culture could survive within the universalist, socialist system the sell-out politicians mentioned above worked to impose on us -- after all, it was Bill Clinton who called for a "Third American Revolution" to prove that America could survive without a white majority. Does Lind really think a Third-World majority would continue Southern literary, music, and culinary traditions?

By the way, for a little background, be sure to read my earlier post on the present-day North vs. South battle of socialism vs. liberty as defined by another lefty, Jesse Jackson, Jr. Interesting parallels to Lind's views.

Yes, we're on to something here, folks ...

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Will New Hampshire beat Vermont off the Titanic?

As the Federal government drags the American people into a sinkhole of unpayable debt, the people of the States are readying the lifeboats. "A RESOLUTION affirming States’ rights based on Jeffersonian principles," introduced in the New Hampshire state house, may be the first serious effort to repudiate DC's disastrous monopoly on power:

Whereas the Constitution of the State of New Hampshire, Part 1, Article 7 declares that the people of this State have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free, sovereign, and independent State; and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right, pertaining thereto, which is not, or may not hereafter be, by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled; and ...

[Here comes my favorite part!]

Whereas the other States that included recommendations, to wit Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island and Virginia, included an identical or similar recommended change; and ...Resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:

That the several States composing the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their General Government ...

Thanks to Sebastian E. Ronin for the link!

The Obama Implosion

Oh, dear. Somebody's halo has lost its sparkle.

We anticipated the Obama Regime as the Empire's millstone/capstone, but never dreamed things would unravel this quickly. Even the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer editorial board is mortified by his rapid-fire missteps:

He campaigned on a promise of change that would mean no more cozy lobbyists-in-government schemes, no more ethically-challenged appointees ignoring laws that apply to everyone else.

Two weeks into the Obama presidency, we like his campaign better than his administration. Consider ...

His nominee for treasury secretary, Timothy Geithner, failed to pay $35,000 in self-employment taxes while working for the International Monetary Fund, and did so only after the president-elect made his decision to nominate Geithner for treasury secretary.

His nominee for chief performance officer, Nancy Killefer, withdrew after disclosure she failed to pay unemployment taxes for household help at her D.C. home.

His nominee for secretary of health and human services, former Sen. Tom Daschle, failed to pay $140,000 in income taxes

His nominee for deputy secretary of defense, William Lynn, is a former lobbyist for Raytheon. His appointee for chief of staff at the Treasury Department, Mark Patterson, lobbied for Goldman Sachs. During his presidential campaign, Obama criticized a culture in which “our leaders have thrown open the doors of … the White House to an army of Washington lobbyists who have turned our government into a game only they can afford to play.” Has anything really changed?

Well, yes, here's something that's changed: Rasmussen reports that only 37% of voters now support Obama's socialist stimulus plan. The honeymoon is not only over, but already forgotten.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Washington, DC is too big, too corrupt, and too full of itself to be reformed.

Christians Use Prophecy To Excuse Laziness

What do you call a Christian who submits to rule by the wicked? There's only one word, says Reverend Chuck Baldwin: lazy.

Three Faces of Intolerance

The Southern Poverty Law Center conducted a totally objective and impartial secret trial, and had no choice but to convict and condemn three "immigration-restriction" groups of the unforgiveable sin of -- "intolerance":

Three Washington, D.C.- based immigration-restriction organizations stand at the nexus of the American nativist movement: the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), and NumbersUSA. Although on the surface they appear quite different — the first, the country’s best-known anti-immigrant lobbying group; the second, an “independent” think tank; and the third, a powerful grassroots organizer — they are fruits of the same poisonous tree.

That poisonous tree is none other than "The Puppeteer," a shadowy, mysterious figure who's secretly in charge of the major "nativist" organizations the SPLC condemns. But now "The Puppeteer" has been unmasked as none other than John Tanton, an eeeevil ophthalmologist who controls the minds of his zombie-like followers with the radioactive glasses he prescribes.

Or something like that.

Actually, the SPLC's method of operation sounds like a Star Chamber reconstituted for the Age of Obama:

Court sessions were held in secret, with no indictments, no right of appeal, no juries, and no witnesses. Evidence was presented in writing. Over time it evolved into a political weapon and has became a symbol of the misuse and abuse of power by the English monarchy and courts.

And -- what a coincidence! -- today's news also reports the National Hispanic Media Coalition (NHMC) has requested the Federal Communications Commission to investigate the connection between "hate speech," that is, opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens, and hate crimes against Latinos. They even released this report in anticipation of getting what they want:

NHMC is optimistic that with Obama's election, the FCC will examine the issue of hate speech on the public airwaves. Last September, Obama told the Congressional Hispanic Caucus during a campaign appearance:

"This election is about the 12 million people living in the shadows, the communities taking immigration enforcement into their own hands ... they're counting on us to stop the hateful rhetoric filling our airwaves, rise above the fear and demagoguery, and finally enact comprehensive immigration reform."

That's the formula: Terrify the opposition into silence, then push through your agenda. And it's happening right now.

Wrestling and faith

Is it possible for a battered, besieged culture to recover after decades of government-backed attempts to eradicate it?

Yes:

In the polluted sprawl of Ulan Bator - a communist-era name meaning "red hero" - there are some 200 churches and an estimated 200 more in the mountains, steppes and desert beyond.

Their congregations include many young professional and business people, led in services of swaying and clapping by bands of drums and guitars.

One of their members, Puje Chinggis, says his story is typical.

A confident and calm young man, Puje is now head of Mongolia's only internationally accredited Bible College, in a neighbourhood of Ulan Bator crowded with long wooden barracks, once occupied by Soviet troops.

But in his youth he adopted communism and, like many others, believed a perfect society would be accomplished in his lifetime.

Puje says many of his disillusioned generation were won over by the practical benefits offered by Christian organisations.

The power of faith coupled with love of one's heritage is unbeatable. No artificial ideology can compete.