Friday, July 31, 2009

Liberal Intolerance on TV

Here's a great piece in the American Spectator that slams liberals for trying to shut down all opposition. There's nothing more intolerant than these evangelists of tolerance who're actually nothing but outsourced government censors:

Of course when liberal demagogues maliciously declare their enemies racist in the complete absence of evidence, such as when House Ways and Means Committee chairman Charles Rangel (D-New York) said Republican tax cuts were racist ("It's not 'sp--' or 'ni--er' anymore. They say, 'Let's cut taxes.'") we hear barely a peep from the liberal media.

Meanwhile, a radical pressure group called the Southern Poverty Pimp Law Center wants adversary Lou Dobbs of CNN canned.

The SPLC's Richard Cohen claims he wants Dobbs off the air because "[f]or years, Dobbs has been trading in baseless, conspiratorial claims that originate on the radical right."

Anyone who has monitored this fundraising powerhouse that masquerades as a public interest law firm knows the SPLC hates --and I don't use that word lightly-- Dobbs because of the hard line he takes on immigration issues.

The group continually smears Dobbs as a racist and this helps its coffers grow.

It pays to serve the Emperor -- for a while.

Obama’s Military Is Spying on U.S. Peace Groups

Here's more proof that elections don't matter. Those trusting souls who thought they were voting against the surveillance state when they voted for Obama should read this:

Anti-war activists in Olympia, Wash., have exposed Army spying and infiltration of their groups, as well as intelligence gathering by the Air Force, the federal Capitol Police and the Coast Guard.

The infiltration appears to be in direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act preventing U.S. military deployment for domestic law enforcement and may strengthen congressional demands for a full-scale investigation of U.S. intelligence activities, like the Church Committee hearings of the 1970s.

Feds try to stop Oklahoma's English-only referendum

If you don't believe DC's prime mission is to transform this nation into a Third-World banana republic, how do you explain this?

Oklahoma's bipartisan congressional delegation this week accused the Obama Justice Department of trying to strong-arm the state into rejecting an English-only referendum by saying it could cost Oklahoma federal funding.

In a stern letter to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., the lawmakers - six Republicans and one Democrat - said Justice officials were meddling in Oklahoma affairs when they issued a pre-emptive April warning letter, well before any potential violation of law would take place.

"It's a California thing"

Have any questions about the economy and how to fix it? Just ask this young woman. See if you can listen to her entire speech. I dare you.

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

Thursday, July 30, 2009

House seems set on pork-padded defense bill

This $636 billion obscenity has something for everyone -- everyone in the District of Corruption, that is. Earmarks for career politicians, payoffs for lobbyists, subsidies for arms dealers, and, stuck to the entire quivering mass of pork like a leech on a Berkshire, the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime bill. Exciting new powers for the government to prosecute political dissenters, and the hardware to smack 'em with!

And what do we get, beside more scrutiny from our handlers? The bill, of course.


Don't miss Greg Evensen's account of the militarization of the local police. I think he's right on the mark when he blames this frightening trend on Tricky Dick Nixon, a creep some conservatives STILL revere. Ugh.

Racism everywhere!

Those poor deluded souls who think it makes any difference which stuffed suit occupies the Offal Office and that the present occupant is ineligible are now smeared as racist. And any time the issue of racism is raised by the corporate media (about every 3.7 minutes, by my calculations), you gotta get a canned statement from the SPLC:

According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, there were 926 racist groups in the United States in 2008, compared to 602 in 2000 -- a rise of 54 percent.

"I think that's very significant, and the numbers continue to rise," said Potok. "Very likely the white supremacist world has been energized by the election of a black man into the White House."

Hmm. I think Count Potokula just admitted that the millions of dollars donated to his organization over the years have been a big fat waste of money.

You have the right to indefinite detention ...

The Obamaites press forward with the Neocon assault on traditional liberties. And Attorney General Eric Holder says that's a good thing:

"At this point, a significant number have been referred to the Justice Department for possible prosecution and those cases have been referred out [to] four or five U.S. attorneys' offices. And they're in the process right now of looking ... at where they can make cases against these individuals. I don't know what the number, the final number is going to be," he said.

Holder also said some of the detainees could be held indefinitely.

"The possibility exists that there could be people who are held in a preventative way under the laws of war," he said. "If that happens, we'd only do so by creating a system that had due process."

Got that? We're going to guarantee "due process" while denying defendants their right to a trial. What a mind-blowing exercise in doublethink! Next thing you know, they'll be telling gullible Americans the government's going to provide health care to everyone, including illegal aliens, and lower costs at the same time.

Wait a minute ...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Republicans need to expel Southerners

That's what this anti-gun, anti-free speech Northern politician says:

Too many conservative senators like Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) are to blame for the GOP's downfall, one of their retiring Republican colleagues complained Monday.

"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Sen. George Voinovich (R-Ohio) told the Columbus Dispatch. "It's the southerners."

Voinovich, a native Clevelander who retires after the 2010 election, continued after the southern elements of the GOP.

"They get on TV and go 'errrr, errrrr,'" he said. "People hear them and say, 'These people, they're southerners. The party's being taken over by southerners. What they hell they got to do with Ohio?'"

Which prompted this response from Sen. David Vitter (R-La.):

"I'm on the side of conservatives getting back to core conservative values," he said. "There are a lot of us from the South who hold those values, which I think the party is supposed to be about. We strayed from them in the past few years, and that's why we performed so badly in the national elections."

Tell you what, fellas -- I know of a way to ensure that Northerners stick to Northern concerns, and Southerners stick to Southern concerns, and no one will get upset when one side tries to impose its values on the other. And it's as simple as this.

“Ideas about a Struggle for Truth and Justice Are Formed by Personalities with a Paranoid Structure”: Soviet Government Psychiatrists

Only a crazy person could oppose the central government's benificence:

The American establishment, including the talking heads in corporate media, is similarly trying to label everyone who questions government as "crazy". See this, this, this, this and this.

And don't forget this.

Update on terrorists in our midst

Those who knew the Raleigh-based young Muslims arrested for plotting terror attacks recognized there was something odd about them. This passage should grab your attention:

Friends and neighbors say they watched the young men shed the culture and ideals they grew up with in the Triangle and retreat into ideas that ran counter to much of what they knew. Federal investigators say their faith became a call to kill themselves and strangers abroad.

But aren't these young men responding normally to the constant drumbeat they hear every day from the media, government, and academia? That drumbeat pounds in an unrelenting message: Traditional America is evil. Its culture must be not only rejected, but dismantled. America must be reconstructed.

That's the message the SDS echoed when it congratulated the thugs who shut down Tom Tancredo's address to the Chapel Hill:

We are in solidarity with all those who stand against racism, bigotry, and hate. We applaud those who work for justice, inclusiveness and diversity. We extend our deepest condolences to any of the protesters that were harmed.

Speaking of those thugs, it's clear they also despise Traditional America, and are not ashamed to say so. (And there's a link in the "those thugs" link that shows the thugs "shedding" traditional American culture more literally than the young Muslims.)

Toss in a president who jumps to conclusions about a white officer arresting a black suspect, not to mention an attorney general who condemns this country as a racist "nation of cowards" with an "unfortunate history," and it's clear there's only one response: jihad, in whatever flavor you go for.

Lincoln reconsidered: Legend vs. legacy

From the Chattanooga Southeast Tennessee Home Education Association:

Join folks from across the South for an intensive study of the legend that surrounds the life and legacy of the 16th U.S. president. Discover why understanding the “Lincoln myth” is the key to understanding why our present federal government is so different from that established by the founding fathers. Learn about the morality and legality of the Northern invasion of the Southern states, and what Lincoln’s conception of the American Union was. Find out why there is so much misinformation about Lincoln today.

This is the kind of grass-roots rebellion we so desperately need, and it's only fitting that it comes from homeschoolers. Government schools serve the government, that is, the ruling globalist elite. Home schools serve homes. And debunking the ruling elite's foundational myth about how only a strong central power can save us is vital to restoring liberty and salvaging our culture.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

7 arrested in North Carolina on terrorism charges

Is it just me, or are news stories these days breaking all records for weirdness? This one took me a couple of takes:

A year later, the indictment said, Boyd -- who called himself Saifullah, or Sword of God -- his son Zakariya Boyd and two other suspects went to Israel to wage jihad but returned without success. ...

Defendant Ziyad Yaghi, according to the indictment, traveled to Jordan in 2006 to "engage in violent jihad." And Hysen Sherifi, a 24-year-old U.S. legal permanent resident, traveled to his native Kosovo in July 2008 to "wage violent jihad," then returned to North Carolina to raise support for Islamic militants, the indictment said. ...

The Associated Press reported that Boyd, a drywall installer in Willow Spring, N.C., and his brother had been convicted of bank robbery in Pakistan in 1991 and of carrying identification showing they belonged to the radical Afghan guerrilla group Hezb-i-Islami.

And you gotta love this "well, duh" moment from the FBI:

"These arrests today show there are people living among us, in our communities in North Carolina and around the U.S., that are honing their skills to carry out acts of murder and mayhem," said Owen D. Harris, special agent in charge of the FBI's Charlotte, N.C., division, which led the investigation.

Any theory about how they got here, Agent Harris?

Of course, the really insane thing about this is that no responsible, tolerant person will suggest that MAYBE DC's immigration policy ("Open the door, and see who comes in!") combined with its belligerent foreign policy ("We're bombing you for your own good.") might be cooking up Hell on Earth. Just maybe.

more at memeorandum

Cancel your State Farm insurance!

I've yukked over the brainless Diversity Propaganda put out by "A Richer Life" before. But I hadn't noticed its "Take Action" page. That page suggests resources to help readers "Fight Hate" in those noble communities struggling to achieve the sociological nirvana of diversity. Some of the recommended resources include these sterling organizations:

American Muslim Council, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the NAACP, and Southern Poverty Law Center

And check out who's recommending these organizations:

"Major funding for this campaign provided by State Farm."

If you have State Farm auto, home, or business insurance, you're promoting the goals of the American Muslim Council, The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, the NAACP, and Southern Poverty Law Center. Call your insurance agent today, tell them you want to cancel your State Farm policy, and make sure you tell them WHY.

Nebraskans assert state sovereignty

Sounds like something new is in the air:

Interest in states' rights is spreading as the federal government has taken over businesses, mandated driver's license security measures and proposed a public health care program.

Seven states passed resolutions this year affirming their sovereignty, and resolutions were introduced in 30 others. Some states have filed lawsuits or taken legislative action to challenge federal laws. ...

Some challenges have already popped up, on both conservative and liberal issues.

Montana, for example, passed a law this year asserting that guns made, sold and used in the state are exempt from federal laws and taxes. The law's chief backers said they hoped it would trigger a court battle.

Arizona lawmakers put a measure on the 2010 ballot that would exempt residents from a federal health care plan.

On the liberal front, Massachusetts cited the 10th Amendment in filing suit against a federal law barring recognition of same-sex marriages.

And six states sided with a California woman who argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that states had the power to legalize medical marijuana. The court ruled for the federal government in the 2005 case.

Kende questioned the states' chances of prevailing, saying the federal government won all cases from 1937 to 1995, although its record has been mixed since.

Those are significant dates. It was in the mid-1990s that the megastate ideal was finally repudiated. Most of the twentieth century was the high point of centralization. The combination of progressivism and militarism gave us authoritarian regimes in Wilsonian America, Communist Russia, Fascist Italy, and Nazi Germany. All were interventionist at home and abroad, determined to hammer the world into the ideal each regime embraced.

Interventionism reached its comic-opera extreme with Bush's (and now Obama's) wars of liberation in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both wars have proved disastrous, and are hastening the end of one of the last of the ideology-based megastates, the DC empire.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Hate Crimes in Kentucky?

Holy cow! A journalist is actually -- hold on -- QUESTIONING a source! And not just any source, but the government-sanctioned cocky crusaders in the hate crimes industry:

Kentucky’s Justice and Public Safety Cabinet sent out a press release last week, on the topic of Kentucky’s problem with hate crimes. The press release, reprinted uncritically statewide by the media, is heavy on rhetoric, but light on statistical evidence. Bureaucratic agencies dependent upon taxpayer funding to address real or imagined societal problems are often tempted to exaggerate the nature and extent of the targeted pathology.

So true. It irritates me to no end how every cry of "wolf!" that precedes every SPLC fundraising cycle is printed verbatim by the corporate media.

The writer, Thomas McAdam, then lobs this fact grenade at the hate crime hysteria:
... bias-related crimes occur at the miniscule rate of 3 per 100,000 population. (In 2007, the total crime rate in the U.S. was 3,730 per 100K; down from 5,950 in 1980.) In Kentucky, according to the 2007 Hate Crime Report, these crimes occurred at the rate of 1 per 100,000: one-third of the national rate.

McAdam fingers the reason such claims are usually unverified and accepted at face value: those who cry wolf acquire money and power by exaggerating a problem only they can handle (sound familiar?) and it gives the media something to write about. And check out McAdam's killer conclusion:

The philosopher Eric Hoffer, in his 1951 book, The True Believer, predicted that any movement organized to fight an identified evil would turn into an enterprise, after five years. Kentucky’s hate crime legislation is now ten years old. Clearly, any problem Kentucky has with hate crime is on the wane. But the hate crimes industry in our commonwealth is alive and well.

Jonah Hex: Confederate Officer turned bounty hunter

Josh Brolin ("No Country for Old Men," "W") plays Jonah Hex, a cynical, hardened bounty hunter of the Old West, in a movie by the same name to be released next year. The graphic novel* character is an former Confederate officer, and usually wears a grey Confederate jacket. He is said to have fought at Gettysburg, and is supposed to have accidentally shot Stonewall Jackson (which would make him a North Carolina officer). The Yankees captured him twice, and he escaped twice to fight again. As you can see by the picture, he was horribly scarred in the war. Hex reminds me of Josey Wales, another tough and sympathetic ex-Confederate. Should be fun!

*What's the difference between a graphic novel and a comic book? Mostly tone and length. Graphic novels are generally more edgy, darker, and with more sophisticated story lines. It's the difference between Spiderman and Richie Rich.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

The states and the people vs. the U.S. of Centralization

Add Paul Jacob to the list of people who hear the rumblings of devolution in the air:

State Senator Randy Brogdon is running for the position of Oklahoma governor. A principled, issues-oriented candidate, he naturally has big plans for his state. But one of his most interesting ambitions is this: To join the elite ranks of governors Phil Bredesen (Tennessee) and Sarah Palin (Alaska), who are gubernatorial signatories to their state’s resolutions asserting state sovereignty. ...

Something is changing in our political culture.

All these resolutions have passed state legislatures. It’s not just lone “whacko” governors doing the deed. Deliberative bodies have decided these measures. Something big may be afoot.

What is it?

Opposition to bigness and “limitlessness” in the federal government.

Something is definitely changing in our political culture. The American people increasingly distrust the government, and rightfully so. But what the Federal government has going for it is its monopoly on force, so the sad fact is that we, the people, finance our own powerlessness. The question, then, becomes this: Does DC's stranglehold on power end when we withdraw our consent, or when DC's inept management bankrupts us all?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Where was Obama born?

And who cares?

I don't. I've received some friendly emails from folks who wonder why I haven't weighed in on this topic. Well, reason number one, I have no idea where he was born. And I'm not motivated to try and find out.

It doesn't matter who the elected dictator of the DC empire is. Whoever holds court in the Offal Office oversees a murderous, criminal regime that exports our jobs, sanctions demographic revolution, and routinely violates our rights. It is an illegitimate government that rules by fraud and force, and it isn't going to be reformed by substituting one stuffed suit for another.

Secession Is the Future

Kirkpatrick Sale tells it like it is:

It is important to realize that the separatist and self-determination movement is actually the most important and most widespread political force in the world today and has been for the last half-century, during which time the United Nations, for example, has grown from 51 nations in 1945 to 193 nations in 2009. The break-up of the Soviet Union and the former Yugoslavia are recent manifestations of the separatist trend, and there are separatist movements in more than two dozen countries at this time, including such well-known ones as in Catalonia, Scotland, Wales, Lapland, Sardinia, Sicily, Sudan, Congo, Kashmir, Chechnya, Kurdistan, Quebec, British Columbia, Mexico, and Puerto Rico.

I believe the American empire is succumbing to these same pressures. It has grown too large and distended to maintain its political and military hold over the world, or even to control its own economy.

Amen to that, Brother Kirkpatrick!

Homeland Security admits report on "Right-Wing Extremism" sourced from SPLC

Pictured above: Der Heidibunker, or as the Sipsey Street Irregulars call it, the "Department of Homeland Security, Southern Command Headquarters." Be sure to read their post confirming the SPLC's involvement.

DC's outsourced Inquisition has indeed lived up to its reputation. When the infamous report on the "terror threat" posed by border security activists and Ron Paul supporters first leaked out, the SPLC played it real cute when asked about its role in creating it. "What? Little ol' us?" Of course, when Mark Potok boasted that he was pleased with the report, we knew something funny was up.

I wonder how long until the Freedom of Information Act is revoked?

Friday, July 24, 2009

Poll: Majority in US Oppose Both Wars


This is just the latest sign that the natives are restless. Obama's polls are dropping, his major gaffe over the "Stupid Cop" scandal is hurting him more every day it escalates, and opposition to his socialized medicine plot is even drawing threats to nullify the program at the State level.

And now we hear that large majorities now oppose the wars to liberate homosexuals and spread democracy at gunpoint (as if we could afford them).

The entire system of interventionist governance, which demands your money and liberty so it can reconstruct the world for the better, is staggering toward the trash heap of history. Too bad we can't give it a little push. Fortunately, it's doing a pretty good job of self-destructing without us getting in the way.

States' Rights to the rescue!

Localism is quickly replacing the phony nationalism of the militant superstate, and the result is that local leaders, left and right, North and South, are basing their opposition to centralized power on States' Rights.

In response to Obama's attempted takeover of the health industry, Rick Perry of Texas, who once agreed with a Tea Party protester that Texas could secede from DC, has invoked the same basic right to prevent DC from forcing "ObamaCare" on the people of Texas:

Gov. Rick Perry, raising the specter of a showdown with the Obama administration, suggested Thursday that he would consider invoking states’ rights protections under the 10th Amendment to resist the president’s healthcare plan, which he said would be "disastrous" for Texas.

Interviewed by conservative talk show host Mark Davis of Dallas’ WBAP/820 AM, Perry said his first hope is that Congress will defeat the plan, which both Perry and Davis described as "Obama Care." But should it pass, Perry predicted that Texas and a "number" of states might resist the federal health mandate.

Meanwhile, Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, seeking to protect squeamish New Yorkers from the duty to protect themselves from muggers, rapists, and robbers, voiced his opposition to a Federal bill that would have forced States to permit concealed carry holders to bring their guns into New York:

A coalition of mayors, including New York City's Michael Bloomberg, is voicing their opposition Wednesday to a federal bill that critics say would undercut state laws that limit carrying concealed handguns.

The proposal to the defense appropriations bill would require states that issue permits to carry concealed firearms to recognize such permits that other states issue, regardless of each state's existing gun law.

The bill would "strip cities and states of the right to set their own permitting requirements for those who wish to carry concealed guns," Bloomberg said Wednesday at a news briefing at City Hall. ...

New York's two U.S. senators have both said they oppose the legislation.

"A one-size-fits-all approach to community safety leads us down a very precarious road," Sen. Charles Schumer said.

Regional cultures still persist, despite the globalists' best efforts to hammer everyone down to a dull uniformity. That's real diversity, what Russell Kirk celebrated in his famous Fifth Principle of Conservatism.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama stirs racial passions in Harvard case

Wow! This story has it all -- a pompous ass is arrested after he smart-mouths a cop, a liberal president sticks his foot in his mouth, further inflaming passions, and a racial scandal escalates in oh-so-politically-correct Massachusetts. What more could we ask for?

President Barack Obama plunged his presidency into a charged racial debate and set off a firestorm in one of America's most liberal bastions by siding with a black Harvard scholar who accuses police of racism.

Saying he was unaware of "all the facts" but that police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, "acted stupidly" in their arrest of Henry Louis Gates, Obama whipped up emotions on both sides of an issue that threatens to open old wounds in Massachusetts.

Most amazing is that the officer is not backing down, and refuses to submit to Gates' bullying. And the officer's union is fully behind him. I fully expected the police to beg forgiveness for any and all real and imagined sins after Obama, the "post-racial" president, pre-judged the police of acting "stupidly."

Of course, those familiar with Steve Sailer's work know Obama is anything but post-racial.

Conservative, pro-Confederate vendor gets the boot from area mall

Hmmm -- looks like taking a stand against The One will get you booted. The owners of Concord Mall, by the way, are Obama supporters.

And don't miss the video at this link -- the mall has no problem with vulgar tee-shirts, but conservative, pro-Southern merchandise has no place there.

Governor Palin signs Alaska Sovereignty Resolution

Alaska draws a line in the snow and dares the Feds to cross it:

BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature hereby claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and BE IT RESOLVED that the Alaska State Legislature hereby claims sovereignty for the state under the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States over all powers not otherwise enumerated and granted to the federal government by the Constitution of the United States; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED that this resolution serves as Notice and Demand to the federal government to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.

Let's not forget Palin's support of the Alaska Independence Party:

"Keep up the good work, and God bless you."

via Saberpoint

A reasonable case for secession

Yet another site dedicated to exploring alternatives to absolute rule from DC:

Louisiana secede from the U.S.? Crazy idea, isn’t it? I’m challenging readers to consider the idea of peaceful secession as a response to Washington’s irresponsible spending, hasty and complex legislation and reckless economic policy-making…in short — tyranny.

Secession does seem like a crazy idea. I felt that way when I first considered it. However, as a matter of reasoning, a product of problem solving, and after long and tedious analysis I’ve come to know peaceful secession as a reasonable solution to restore freedom.

Secession crazy? What other means do we have to stop DC's orchestrated demographic revolution? A revolution, by the way, the vast majority of the American people opposes. What other way to restore our traditional liberties? How else to stop galloping socialism, which quit creeping decades ago?

Consider what the GOP offers: It hopes to convince the floodtide of Hispanics who overwhelmingly supported Obama to vote for conservative Republicans.

Who's crazy now?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Police fiction comes to life

Here's the fiction, from Joseph Wambaugh's The Choirboys:

Roscoe had hoped to find a drunk sleeping in his car in the parking lot at the rear and wake him gently, telling him that he had better go home and sleep it off. Then they would wait down the street in the darkness and arrest the grateful motorist for drunk driving as he passed by.

And here's the life:

An Illinois teen knew he was too drunk to drive home after a Dave Matthews Band concert south of Milwaukee. So he fell asleep in his car, only to be awoken by a state trooper.

Travis Peterson, 19, of Dixon, Ill., said even though he told the officer he was drunk and sleeping it off, the trooper ordered him to leave because the lot was being cleared.

Once out of the parking lot, Peterson was arrested for drunken driving. He was subsequently found guilty and ordered to spend 60 days in jail.

No word yet whether the Illinois troopers were on their way to choir practice.

Civil Rights for pedophiles?

Does the Matthew Shepard Hate Crime bill provide protection to pedophiles?

I had no idea. So I read the bill:

VIOLENT ACTS- This Act applies to violent acts motivated by actual or perceived race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability of a victim.

Flip through any police blotter, and you'll learn that people can be "oriented" toward just about anything in a sexual way: machinery, shrubbery, small farm animals. So if one is "oriented" toward children, why wouldn't this bill protect them? Just asking questions here.

It seems Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, asked the same question, and proposed text to clarify Congress' intent:

The term sexual orientation as used in this act or any amendments to this act does not include pedophilia.

No problem, if that was never the intent. So why did Congress reject Mr. King's proposal?

The usual suspects denounce such thinking. The Southern Poverty Law Center huffs that it's a question only a Neanderthal could ask:

In fact, while the law would allow prosecution of crimes motivated by bias against gays or transgendered people, it would not extend hate crimes protections to pedophiles. ...

According to the Traditional Values Coalition, these sexual orientations include incest, voyeurism and bestiality. That’s false; “sexual orientation” refers only to heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality. The TVC, in fact, has been listed as an anti-gay hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center for years, largely because of its routine promotion of known falsehoods to demonize homosexuals.

Right. If the SPLC excommunicates a person or group, anything they say can be safely ignored. Not sure how that works. Just as I'm unsure why "sexual orientation" refers only to the cool perversions.

And a homosexual advocacy site defends the bill by claiming "pedophilia is not a sexual orientation but a criminal act."

Got some news for you -- homosexuality is a criminal act:

North Carolina awards a punishment [for sodomy] classified as a Class I felony upon successful conviction, with a presumptive imprisonment of two years.

So we're supposed to believe what our handlers tell us what the bill will do, never mind what it says? And isn't it interesting that one of the Senate sponsors is Ted Kennedy? I seem to recall another bill he backed that seemed to say one thing, while he insisted it really meant something else. Here's what Kennedy assured critics who feared the 1965 Immigration Act would open up America to a Third-World invasion:

“First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same… Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset…. Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [the bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area, or the most populated and deprived nations of Africa and Asia….

“In the final analysis, the ethnic pattern of immigration under the proposed measure is not expected to change as sharply as the critics seem to think.”

What was the actual result of that bill? Today, whites are predicted to be a minority in America by 2042. So who are you gonna trust? Ted Kennedy or your own lying eyes?

U.S.-born militant linked to Al Qaeda is in custody

Here's something else guaranteed to induce nightmares:

An American from Long Island who was captured while fighting as an Al Qaeda militant in Pakistan has pleaded guility to charges of conspiring to commit murder outside the United States and is now cooperating with authorities, according to a federal indictment and interviews with U.S. and European officials.

Bryant Neal Vinas, 26, is one of only a handful of Americans known to have made the trek to Al Qaeda's secret Pakistani compounds, and his cooperation is opening a rare window onto the world of Western militants in the network's hideouts, anti-terror officials said.

While his little friends in Al Qaeda referred to him as "Ibrahim," he was also known among the jihadist set as "Bashir el Amriki" (Bashir the American). He's called "American" because he was born here of Latino immigrants. So two alarming socio-political developments, the Latinization of America, and the rise of militant Islam, have converged. And DC is behind both of these crimes in the making.

More at memeorandum

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Here come the Microstates!

I just love discovering a site dedicated to devolution/secession. The latest such find is cominganarchy, and it's featuring a political map of Europe as it may appear in the not-so-distant future. It not only shows the actual 14 nations that have appeared since 1990, but also an independent Scotland, Flanders, and Catalonia, just to name a few. But it's the author's explanation of why he did not include Wales and Crete that I found especially interesting:

I will argue that two local conditions are necessary for a viable movement and successful independence.

First, the state must be well off economically and able to hold its own, i.e. it must have more to gain than lose. Hence, states like Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria are the two richest in Germany, essentially subsidizing the rest would have more motivation than the poor underdeveloped east German states which feed off the rest. The second condition is that the region must have a well developed and unique identity which comes in the form of a strong dialect or different language, history of independence or autonomy and other characteristics that go into defining a culture.

Hmmm. Doesn't that sound familiar?

How many more things do we have to fix in Afghanistan?

Stephen Walt hammers DC's skewed priorities:

Today we learned that the U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan are now spearheading a major effort at (drum roll) ... prison reform. We've figured out that the brutal treatment that even petty criminals face while in jail is facilitating Taliban recruitment in the prisons, and so the United States is going to build some new facilities and try to get the Afghan government to change its incarceration practices. Your tax dollars at work.

Given that we are trying to defeat an insurgency, I don't have a big problem with any initiative that might weaken Taliban recruitment. But am I the only one who sees the irony in this situation? Prison reform is badly needed back here in the United States -- where the incarceration rate is the highest in the world ...

Our handlers need to give up their imperial dreams. Turn the Pentagon into a mall, close all overseas bases, and fix the growing problems here at home.

Leszek Kolakowski

Leszek Kolakowski, the Polish-born philosopher, died last Friday. He was an ex-Marxist who wrote brilliant, scathing indictments against communism and its Western supporters. He declared Marxism as "the greatest fantasy of our century, [which] began in a Promethean humanism and culminated in the monstrous tyranny of Stalin".

It took real courage to admit his worldview was fundamentally wrong, and to say so publicly. Here's to the day when brave men and women emulate Kolakowski's example and denounce multiculturalism as the fraudulent, destructive ideology it is.

Quotes of the day

"Total war not only destroys the enemy's military forces, but also brings the enemy society to an extremely personal point of decision, so that they are willing to accept a reversal of the cultural trends. The sparing of civilian lives cannot be the total war's first priority. . . . The purpose of total war is to permanently force your will onto another people." Michael Ledeen, Neocon editor of National Review.

"We are not only fighting hostile armies, but a hostile people, and must make old and young, rich and poor, feel the hard hand of war." William Tecumseh Sherman, the inventor of "Total War."

How They Lie About Lincoln

More to the point, Thomas DiLorenzo makes it pretty clear WHY they lie about Lincoln:

In reality, the Lincoln Memorial is a temple to the idea that government in America is not voluntary, and never will be as long as Lincoln is its primary symbol and as long as Lincoln mythology remains the state’s cornerstone ideology. Lincoln micromanaged the murder of some 350,000 fellow Americans, including more than 50,000 civilians, in order to "prove" his point that the central government is indeed not voluntary, the states were never sovereign (so he said), and that any group of citizens who contemplate leaving it will be killed en masse...

Lincoln is the cult figure of government supremacists. That's why the authoritarians of both left and right worship Lincoln and what he symbolizes. Whether the agenda is open borders, squeezing billions from the middle class for the benefit of politically connected big business, or propping up the military-industrial-congressional complex, it takes the heavy hand of big government to make it happen.

U.S. Rescue May Reach $23.7 Trillion

It's worse than the "experts" thought:

U.S. taxpayers may be on the hook for as much as $23.7 trillion to bolster the economy and bail out financial companies, said Neil Barofsky, special inspector general for the Treasury’s Troubled Asset Relief Program.

The Treasury’s $700 billion bank-investment program represents a fraction of all federal support to resuscitate the U.S. financial system, including $6.8 trillion in aid offered by the Federal Reserve, Barofsky said in a report released today.

“TARP has evolved into a program of unprecedented scope, scale and complexity,” Barofsky said in testimony prepared for a hearing tomorrow before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

DC is hell-bound determined to make slaves of all of us.

Monday, July 20, 2009

If Your State Secedes

Sounds to me like the government supremacists and the various parasites who feed off the Federal government are getting nervous:

With the Texas governor’s secessionist statements, and separatist sentiment on the rise in several states, it’s worth thinking about the consequences of leaving the American fold.

There has always been talk of secession in Texas. Joining the Union wasn’t universally popular when it happened, and once Lincoln gained the White House, the secessionists were successful in their quest to reverse that decision. When what many still know as “The War of Northern Aggression” was over, it wasn’t with glee that many saw the stars and stripes raised again. And while patriotism eventually swelled here in Texas for most, it has still never been universal. And now the separatists are gaining a wider audience. The “Secede” bumper stickers are more common, and Governor Perry has raised the issue at the highest level of state government.

So what terrible things will happen when States or regions secede from DC? Chaos! Murder! Cannibalism! Children will misplace their father's tools! It could even look like this:

In other words, the totalitarian Soviet Union could secede into peaceful, more human-scaled political units, but we can't. Got it.

Here's what makes Cronkite admirable (despite the other stuff)

From Glenn Greenwald:

Cronkite's best moment was when he did exactly that which the modern journalist today insists they must not ever do -- directly contradict claims from government and military officials and suggest that such claims should not be believed. These days, our leading media outlets won't even use words that are disapproved of by the Government.

Today, press conferences are sickeningly incestuous affairs. Instead of no-nonsense investigative reporters demanding facts, it's love-struck groupies tossing softballs.

Obama on real American roots

Can't argue with the president:

President Obama tells Anderson Cooper on CNN: "African Americans are more fundamentally rooted in the American experience because they don’t have a recent immigrant experience to draw on. It’s that unique African American culture that has existed in North America for hundreds of years long before we actually founded the nation."

So -- people who've been here longer and helped found this country are more "American" than those who merely immigrated here later. Got it!

Hmm -- I wonder what the implications would be for those who illegally entered the country?

Minneapolis struggles with rise of Somali gangs

If you think "US-based jihadists" when the topic of Islamic immigrants from Somalia comes up, you're missing the rest of the story. There's also the growing plague of Somali gangs, as Minnesotans are discovering:

Despite anger and despair over the killings in Minnesota's Somali community - the nation's largest - police and prosecutors have struggled to catch and try the killers. Few witnesses have stepped forward because of a fear of reprisal and deep-rooted distrust of authority. More than half of Minnesota's Somalis are living in poverty, according to state statistics, and many complain that authorities are biased against Somalis because of their Islamic faith.

Last month, prosecutors dropped the murder charge against the teenage boy in Ali's case after one witness backed out and another apparently fled the state.

I wish I could see the accounts historians of the future will write about the United States of America, the nation that believed national suicide was a noble act.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Battle Begins: ATF vs the Constitution

On June 3rd, Tennessee passed the Tennesse Firearms Freedom Act by an overwhelming vote, 22-7 in the Senate, and 87-1 in the House:

At the time of passage through the TN House and Senate, Judiciary Chairman Mae Beavers had this to say-

“Be it the federal government mandating changes in order for states to receive federal funds or the federal government telling us how to regulate commerce contained completely within this state – enough is enough. Our founders fought too hard to ensure states’ sovereignty and I am sick and tired of activist federal officials and judges sticking their noses where they don’t belong.”

In another time, this act would have been totally unnecessary. After all, the Federal government has only the powers delegated to it by the sovereign States, and there is no amendment delegating the power to regulate firearms.

But since Lincoln's 1865 counter-revolution, the central government has assumed sovereignty, and permits the people those freedoms it sees fit for them to have. A conflict was inevitable, and it may have already begun:

The Federal Government, by way of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms expressed its own view of the Tenth Amendment this week when it issued an open letter to ‘all Tennessee Federal Firearms Licensees’ in which it denounced the opinion of Beavers and the Tennessee legislature. ATF assistant director Carson W. Carroll wrote that ‘Federal law supersedes the Act’, and thus the ATF considers it meaningless.

Could this be the issue that sparks people to action, leading to the resurgence of local self-determination and liberty? I think DC has gone too far this time. Gun and ammunition sales have skyrocketed since Obama's coronation election, and with DC aggressively seizing control of private industry, including health care, people are wary, and are not going to surrender their last refuge. This should be interesting.

Senate OKs bill on hate crimes

No good can come of this:

Legislation long sought by Democrats that would expand federal hate-crime laws to cover gay and transgendered people has won approval in the Senate, raising expectations among supporters that the time has finally come for it to be enacted.

"The Senate made a strong statement this evening that hate crimes have no place in America," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat.

The legislation, named the Matthew Shepard Act after the gay University of Wyoming student beaten to death in 1998, would impose longer prison sentences for offenses motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.

It also would make it easier for federal prosecutors to pursue hate-crime charges when local authorities do not.

Holy cow, where to start?

Not only is this is a clear usurpation of State sovereignty, it paves the way for same-sex "marriage." After all, if homosexuals are a specially protected class, how can they not have the same rights as heterosexuals, hmm?

And there's no doubt this will be used to stifle unapproved speech. If conspiracy (planning) to commit a felony is itself a felony, then it's not that much of a stretch to make objecting to sexual deviancy a felony.

It's time to dump DC.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Walter Cronkite, RIP

Yeah, he was a liberal and a one-worlder, but we grew up with his news casts. And when Bugs and Yosemite Sam raced for a prize of 50,000 gold Cronkites, we thought that was hilarious. Even more hilarious was Cronkite's mispronunciation of "Lynyrd Skynyrd" when the band's plane crashed in 1977 ("The plane carrying the rock group Len-ARD Skin-ARD crashed today ..."). We had a lot of fun mocking that report ("Yes, the world of rock and roll was devastated today when the plane carrying Len-ARD Skin-ARD fell from the sky, sending that Free Bird to a fiery and tragic end.").

Another icon lost.

CIA Assassin Program Was Nearing New Phase

Neocon nerd Jonah Goldberg isn't content to urge others to sacrifice for endless Neocon wars of liberation; he wants the government to have the power to do whatever it wants. So he doesn't see the big deal about a secret CIA assassination squad. Typical.

So what's the big deal about an assassination squad? Just this:

The plan to deploy small teams of assassins grew out of the CIA's early efforts to battle al-Qaeda after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. A secret document known as a "presidential finding" was signed by President George W. Bush that same month, granting the agency broad authority to use deadly force against bin Laden as well as other senior members of al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

The finding imposed no geographical limitations on the agency's actions, and intelligence officials have said that they were not obliged to notify Congress of each operation envisaged under the directive.

Let's not forget that the ever-expanding Leviathan in DC views conservatives as extremist threats to the established order -- and when the government is taking over private enterprise, and conservatives oppose these measures at Tea Party protests, that's pretty much the case.

Don't forget that Bush's War on Terror is international in scope. So if you're in the United States as you read this, you're in a war zone.

"No geographical limitations." That's the "big deal."

Friday, July 17, 2009

Debating the Battleflag in Myrtle Beach

Symbol connected to hate should be rejected

By Lauren Pancaldo

I am originally from Westchester, N.Y. There are so many diverse cultures there. In New York, most people who have never left the state have never seen an actual Confederate flag; the exception being the "Dukes of Hazzard" show and seeing the famous orange 1969 Dodge Charger. For good reason, you will never see the Confederate flag flown in New York. New York and other Northern states were not a part of the Confederacy in the Civil War.

We have come very far since the Civil WarLawmakers need to let go of flag, but not far enough.The demise of the NAACP boycott has been greatly exaggerated.

Just ask the Atlantic Coast Conference, which decided against bringing its baseball tournament - and an estimated 75,000 people - to Myrtle Beach just weeks after announcing the event would be held here from 2011 to 2013.

This comes a few years after a local group tried to bring a college football bowl game to Coastal Carolina University's field. They were told it was a nonstarter because of the boycott initiated by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to remove the flag from the Statehouse, whose grounds are already a virtual shrine to the Confederacy.

The ACC previously awarded the tournament to Myrtle Beach, S.C., from 2011-13, but that decision drew criticism from the NAACP, which has boycotted South Carolina for nearly a decade for flying and then displaying the Confederate flag on state capitol grounds.

The Confederate flag was a symbol for the Confederate soldiers who supported slavery. The flag is still a symbol of hatred and violence. One main symbol of the Ku Klux Klan is the Confederate flag. Formed by former Confederate veterans, the KKK uses this symbol of hatred in their hate rallies. The KKK is a domestic terrorist group. The thought that the state of South Carolina, a place where people love to vacation, still flies this flag of hatred disgusts me.

Having many friends of many different backgrounds is a gift. Not too long ago, being white and having friends of color was looked down upon. I grew up in an area that was more than tolerant, open to interracial relationships and advancement of all people. Now I live in a state where they fly a flag that stands for hate over the Statehouse. I am not a proud S.C. resident for that fact.

This should not be a state issue, but a national issue. The issue is, should South Carolina be able to fly the Confederate flag at the Statehouse? And the answer on a national level, should be no, because it supports racial intolerance and hate.

The writer is a sociology major at Coastal Carolina University.

And a damned ignorant and self-righteous one at that. Here's one reply:


Lauren Pancaldo’s misleading and erroneous views (Sun News, July 10) on American history are absolutely breathtaking. With all due respect, a beginning college student is without sufficient knowledge in either sociology or history to make sweeping generalizations that are not supported by documentation. There in fact were two Ku Klux Klans; the first had no flag, though the second nativist, anti-Catholic Klan was fond of carrying the Stars & Stripes in its Washington, DC parades of the early 1900’s. The Southern American soldiers of 1861 were no different than the soldiers of 1776, North and South, who seceded from England with African slavery intact. The Southern soldier in the War Between the States served in integrated units while Northern black units were segregated. And the South was the most tolerant region of the antebellum United States with very diverse cities like Creole New Orleans; plus Jewish Senators Yulee of Florida and Benjamin of Louisiana. Where is the intolerance?

Perhaps a South Carolinian might be disgusted with Pancaldo’s native State and publicly denounce its high crime rate, legendary political corruption of Tammany Hall, injustices done to the Indians and New York’s involvement with the slave trade of the 1700’s. They might point out that New Yorkers led by Martin Van Buren disenfranchised free black residents in the early 1800’s and initiated the first Jim Crow laws; and the rabid anti-Semite Ulysses S. Grant is buried in New York City. Does all this make the New York flag which flies over its Statehouse a symbol connected to hate? Shall we reject this symbol of hate and demand it be lowered?

We must realize that the writer only parrots what she was told by ill-educated teachers in a poor educational environment, a very strong reason to take education out of the hands of government. Those teachers who robbed Pancaldo of an education should be arraigned for this poorly-composed and naïve opinion piece, and surrender their teaching certificates.

Lastly, if Pancaldo is disgusted with a State whose people have apparently been hospitable to her and her family, and which accepts her as a guest in South Carolina, then I am sure New York anxiously awaits her return. Anyone who would publicly disrespect the people, culture, heritage and history of the great State of South Carolina in this manner needs to reside elsewhere.

Bernhard Thuersam

Wilmington, North Carolina

Want to join in? Email the Sun News, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, at

Uniting America

President Obama Says "Pain of Discrimination" Still Felt in America

Obama goes to bat for Bush wiretap program

While the old bromides have "liberals" concerned about civil rights, and "conservatives" big on security, Obama has one foot planted squarely in each world, and clearly comfortable in both. Of course, the reason is simple: Obama is 100% imperial pragmatist. In the first of the two articles linked above, he's stressing the need for an ever-expanding Federal government to "do good," which is what DC always does with its power, while in the second, he's legitimizing new Federal powers claimed by his trailblazing predecessor.

Expanding on executive powers usurped by previous presidents is what new presidents do. That's how DC widens and deepens its control over us. And Obama understands very well the backstory that justifies DC's ever-growing power, and that's the arming of the Civil Rights Revolution. When Obama seeks to "unite America," he intends to coopt both pro-military Republicans and pro-equality Democrats to further the centralization of power in DC.

As tyranny ratchets up another notch ...

From the "Ya think?" department

Federal government spending on unsustainable path, says Congressional Budget Office director.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Back Door Way to Ignore the Bill of Rights

Jacob Hornberger sums up the threat to our freedom and security:

Among the most shocking aspects of Barack Obama’s presidency so far has been his embrace of the power that George W. Bush assumed to incarcerate people suspected of terrorism for the rest of their lives, without a jury trial to determine whether they are in fact guilty of the offense. There is absolutely no reason why Obama and any future president cannot expand that power to other federal criminal offenses, including drug crimes and gun crimes.

Let’s keep in mind, after all, that terrorism is a federal criminal offense. It was a federal criminal offense before 9/11 and it continued to be one after 9/11.

Under America’s system of justice, people suspected of having committed a criminal offense are indicted by federal grand juries and tried in federal district court. Examples of criminal defendants who have been indicted and convicted of terrorism in federal court include Ramzi Yousef, Zacharias Moussaoui, and Jose Padilla.

DC, not embittered Muslims, is the greatest threat to American liberty and security. Well-intentioned voters who thought they were voting against Bush's insane wars and assaults on the Bill of Rights cannot understand why Obama is not only failing to repudiate Bush's authoritarian policies, but actually expanding them. DC is a two-faced monster; it shows whatever face keeps enough voters fooled into obeying, whether it's the face of tradition and patriotism, or the face of social justice and compassion -- both mask the face of a despot.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Every State a Free State (Live Free or Die)

Bernie Quigley acknowledges how hard it is to lead the way in any endeavor:

When the Libertarians moved to Littleton bringing with them the idea of states rights and an independent spirit, the only other coherent voices on the continent making a credible claim for the same rights were The League of the South and the Parti Quebecois in Quebec Province, both of which sought independence through non-violent and democratic means. Now there are perhaps more than a dozen such groups, like the Free California movement and the Republic of Cascadia. And some have fancy web sites and fancy lawyers. Most of these new groups are in the so-called blue states. But 36 red states following New Hampshire’s cue have initiated state sovereignty legislation in the past three months.

He explains why others, including many in northern States, have noticed the League's efforts, and have undertaken their own journeys toward self-determination and autonomy:

The Constitution, like marriage, should open you up and awaken you, not shut you down and cripple you. ... you are a citizen of a real place (you are the place) - a state with formidable mountains and great beauty and character and with its own way of earth, water, wind and bears in the woods and clear nights in winter and its own soul and traditions and its own personality - in federalism you are the agent of a concept; a buyer within an economic policy, within an abstraction. In federalism you do not live in a place. You live in an economic zone.

Exactly. We are prodded, nagged, and bullied into believing that homo economicus is the ideal, if not the only permissible role-model, for all resident aliens of the Globalist States of America -- and yes, we are all supposed to be resident aliens now, lest we be accused of harboring loyalty to kin and place.

But some of us are going to take that stand anyhow. And our numbers are growing.

Big Flush Toilet

Here's a great pro-freedom blog you don't want to miss. Heck, with an intro like this, how could you ignore it?

My name is David McKee, I am a Christian, a Husband and Father, a Software Engineer, a freedom lover, an individualist, and perhaps an iconoclast.

He sounds dangerous. Good. He sounds like one of us. Mr. McKee understands that going against the grain and standing for something means you're going to be called bad names.

Being a fighter for freedom ain't for sissies. But you already knew that.

Inside The Great American Bubble Machine

Rolling Stone offers this expose of the Big-Business/Big-Government scam that's wrecking our livelihoods and eroding our liberty:

The formula is relatively simple: Goldman positions itself in the middle of a speculative bubble, selling investments they know are crap. Then they hoover up vast sums from the middle and lower floors of society with the aid of a crippled and corrupt state that allows it to rewrite the rules in exchange for the relative pennies the bank throws at political patronage.

What John Taylor of Caroline observed in 1822 is still true: " ... enormous political power invariably accumulates enormous wealth, and enormous wealth invariably accumulates enormous political power."

10 lessons on empire

Stephen Walt points out some embarrassing truths about empires (especially the British one) that should make us think twice about the path we're on.

Not only does "empire" inevitably mean subjugation and brutality, it also means "multicultural." After all, the whole point of empire is to force different cultures to conform to one political system. Tamping down self-determination becomes the imperialist's full-time job. To pretty up the brutality, empires resort to Lesson 2:

2. All Empires depend on self-justifying ideology and rhetoric that is often at odds with reality.

You've heard them before: "White man's burden," "world democratic revolution," "liberty, equality, fraternity," blah-blah. All nothing but window dressing to dress up imperial rule. But sooner or later, the window dressing fails, and all empires run smack dab into Lesson 9:

9. Nationalism and other forms of local identity remain a potent obstacle to long-term imperial control.

Britain's supposedly "liberal" empire contained a deep contradiction: a society that emphasized individual liberties could not hold in bondage whole societies and deny the inhabitants independence. Once nationalism took root in the colonies (intermingled with other tribal and/or religious identities), resistance to imperial rule increased apace. As the United States is now discovering in Iraq and Central Asia, most peoples don’t like taking orders from well-armed foreigners, even when the foreigners keep telling them that their aims are benevolent.

What the globalists of various flavors denounce as "racism" is actually the most human of impulses, to self-organize into compatible governing units. Nationalism, which is the loyalty people naturally feel for their own people, destroyed the Soviet Union, and it is today ungluing the Communist Chinese empire.

By the way, it's happening here, too. The Confederate Battleflag that roused the peoples of Eastern Europe against Communism still stands for the same things it always has: resistance to foreign control, liberty, cultural preservation. And just as in the final days of Communism, as resistance grows, the impulse toward freedom will be denounced by those who feed off imperial rule.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Sonia Sotomayor: Comments meant to inspire

“I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life.”

If you take those words at face value, you are a bad, bad person. It may sound like Sotomayor was saying Latinas have superior adjudication abilities than white men, but now she says her intent was quite different:

After hearing two months of pointed attacks over her so-called “wise Latina” comments, Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor publicly backed off the remarks Tuesday, describing them as “a rhetorical flourish that fell flat.” ...

During the first day of direct exchanges between senators and the nominee at her confirmation hearings, Sotomayor said her statements were only intended to inspire women and Latinos pursuing careers in the law and were not meant to suggest they would make better judges than others.

Should we give her the benefit of a doubt? How much latitude was given to Trent Lott when he said the following at Strom Thurmond's 100th birthday?

"When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We're proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn't have had all these problems over all these years, either."

When questioned about this, Lott maintained he was only saying nice things about an old man. But professional blowhards Jesse Jackson and Al Gore knew Lott was endorsing racial segregation. How did they know his intention? Well, they just did.

We've been endlessly nagged that Sotomayor's comments must be taken "in context." Fair enough -- let's take her statements in the context of her membership in La Raza (translation: "Das Volk"). After all, if Trent Lott had been a member of the Council of Conservative Citizens, do you think he'd still be in the Senate?

Soldier balks at deploying; says Obama isn’t president

I love it when old jokes come to life. This reminds me of the one that defines a mixed feeling as when you see your mother-in-law backing off a cliff in your new car:

U.S. Army Maj. Stefan Frederick Cook, set to deploy to Afghanistan, says he shouldn’t have to go. His reason? Barack Obama was never eligible to be president because he wasn’t born in the United States.

Poor Freepers. They hate Obama, but love his war. Talk about mixed feelings!

White People Must Be Reduced To A Minority

That's what the man says:

Susan Sontag once wrote, "the white race is the cancer of humanity". I must confess that I agree. It may sound harsh, but when one objectively analyzes the myriad of crimes committed by whites against people-of-color, Ms. Sontag's statement is obvious. ...

The sooner whites are reduced to a minority, the sooner the world can be remade into a unified global society based on justice & dignity... a world free of war and conflict. In such a world, the natural instincts inherent in people-of-color (eg. sharing, justice, peace, fairness, etc) will then finally be free to flourish. Lastly, the fewer white people in the world, the less chance they'll have to re-emerge and restart their oppressive & racist ways. Sadly, this is the only solution, and, however this solution is realized is justified (large scale non-white immigration, birth control, abortion, etc).

But we're much too smart to allow large-scale, non-white immigration, knowing where that would inevitably lead. Aren't we?

Of course, the writer, Fernando Pena, can't be accused of racial hatred because he makes it clear he takes no pleasure in prescribing genocide. No, he's sad that he has to advocate such a thing. It's like Travis having to resign himself to put Old Yeller down when the dog gets rabies.

And notice that Mr. Pena features links to the Southern Poverty Law Center, which does indeed cheer on large-scale, non-white immigration. I bet Mark Potok felt a thrill up his leg when he read Pena's blog.

Activists push to end state benefits for illegals

California activists fed up with DC's indifference to the costs and dangers of illegal immigration organize initiative that "would end public benefits for illegal immigrants, cut off welfare payments for their children and impose new rules for birth certificates." That's the key: take away the incentives for staying here, and illegal aliens will self-deport.

Don't believe those who say we're helpless -- there's always a way to fight back.

Monday, July 13, 2009

A Call to Jihad, Answered in America

Does it matter who we let settle here in America? Maybe this tale of Somali Muslim immigrants will provide a clue:

They had fled Somalia as small boys, escaping a catastrophic civil war. They came of age as refugees in Minneapolis, embracing basketball and the prom, hip-hop and the Mall of America. By the time they reached college, their dreams seemed within grasp: one planned to become a doctor; another, an entrepreneur.

But last year, in a study room on the first floor of Carlson, the men turned their energies to a different enterprise.

“Why are we sitting around in America, doing nothing for our people?” one of the men, Mohamoud Hassan, a skinny 23-year-old engineering major, pressed his friends.

In November, Mr. Hassan and two other students dropped out of college and left for Somalia, the homeland they barely knew. Word soon spread that they had joined the Shabaab, a militant Islamist group aligned with Al Qaeda that is fighting to overthrow the fragile Somali government.

Meanwhile, DC is busting its gut to repopulate this country with the Third World, no matter how incompatible these newcomers are to their host country:

The State Department confirmed today that as many as 1,350 Iraqi Palestinians – once the well-treated guests of Saddam Hussein and now at outs with much of Iraqi society – will be resettled in the US, mostly in southern California, starting this fall.

How long until we have a Jihadist army in our backyards? Or is it already here?

Down with the multicult empire!

That's what protestors yelled in the streets 20 years ago. And down it came.

But it wasn't easy -- and no one at the time could've predicted how quickly it came crashing down. The authoritarian system the protestors fought against claimed to be based on the most noble ideals, and therefore insisted that any means of implementing them were justified:

Dissidents in Eastern Europe had a bitter joke about the communist approach to compromise. "What do you do when you've made someone 99% communist," it went. Answer: "Beat the other 1% out."

It was the approach adopted across the entire Eastern bloc.

Communism wanted to control not just politics but the entirety of daily life. It dictated how people should behave and think. It wanted to run industry, set university syllabuses, and decide what they could read.

Those who questioned the state could lose their jobs, and their homes. Everyday life could be made a misery by denying them the right to buy furniture or travel to another town. Their children's education could suffer.

Because the Communist state had to control everything, dissent aimed at the politically correct way of thinking had to be eliminated:

Dissent was the one thing that communism could not tolerate. Simply by existing - by holding different views - the dissidents were challenging the state.

Sound familiar? DC is quickly slipping into the same orbit as the old Soviet Union. With so much power concentrated there, and with the once-independent States dependent on it, how else could it behave? Only the most ruthless and ambitious will be drawn to such a place, and only they can predominate.

Problem is, it's an unnatural system that can only be propped up by government fraud and force. Any seedlings of a spontaneous, natural order must be stomped before too many people get the wrong idea. So free speech must be quickly detected and eliminated -- not in the name of killing the 1st amendment, but in the name of national security and stopping hate.

Like the brave protestors who took it to the streets to stand up to Communism, no one knows how long the present system can hold on. And no one knows how many lives and fortunes will be wasted in propping up a dying system. But the system is clearly staggering to its inevitable end. Its cronies know this, which is why we're seeing more and more desperate attempts to stifle dissent and keep the disintegrating machinery of DC's power running.

That's why we have to hang on -- for liberty, for the better future ahead. It's just a matter of time.

DeMint Amendment to Audit Federal Reserve Blocked by Senate Leadership

This kind of shenanigans makes you wonder what the Senate is hiding:

Max Keiser: Quick question. What should the Treasury Secretary be doing?

Craig Roberts: He should be trying to save the dollar as the world's reserve currency which means stopping the wars, reducing the bailout money, and trying to reduce the trade and budget deficits in order to save the dollar. That's what he should be doing.

Max Kesier: Does the treasury secretary work for the people or does he work for the banking system on Wall Street?

Craig Roberts: He works for Goldman Sachs.

Click on the link above for the disturbing video. Unreal.

Rachel Maddow nails evil anti-progressives

Check out this transcript from MS-NBC. Have you ever seen a more biased interview?

MADDOW: First of all, I have to ask if you agree with my hypothesis. Does it seem to you that the campaign against Judge Sotomayor‘s nomination is substantially about race?

HARRIS-LACEWELL: Absolutely. Clearly, Sotomayor is herself a moderate progressive. She has an enormous background behind her, one of the most experienced justices to be nominated, more experienced on the federal bench even than Roberts. So rather than going after anything on her record, they‘re going after her identity, after her personhood, and most critically, after her ethnic identity and race.

Couldn't get any clearer than that -- if you oppose the "progressive" agenda, it proves you're a racist.

Friday, July 10, 2009

McNamara's Mind

Here's a great piece by George Will on the passing and legacy of Robert McNamara, the architect of the Vietnam War, which was the foreign policy face of Lyndon Johnson's Great Society. Both doomed efforts were based on the notion that human beings are infinitely malleable, and thus subject to continuous improvement by central planners. Will sees McNamara's spirit in the Obama administration's ambitious (and ultimately disastrous) agenda:

Today, something unsettlingly similar to McNamara's eerie assuredness pervades the Washington in which he died. The spirit is: Have confidence, everybody, because we have, or soon will have, everything -- really everything -- under control.

Will agrees with the paleoconservative (that is, REAL conservative) insight that heritage and identity are central to human existence, and will always trump artificial ideologies:

McNamara died on a day when there was interesting news from Asia, the region of his torments: There was lethal ethnic rioting in China. That development refutes, redundantly, the prophecy of a 19th-century social scientist, Karl Marx. Believing that he had discerned the laws of social physics, he said that the coming of modernity -- the rise of science and the retreat of religion under the rationality of market societies -- would mean that preindustrial factors such as religion and ethnicity would lose their history-shaping saliency.

The problem is, the DC empire is based on central control and ideology; specifically, the ideology of "diversity," which claims being nothing in particular somehow imparts special status. It's a lie, and not even a very good one, and it is retreating quickly to history's dustbin as the peoples of the world seek to reclaim authenticity and meaning through self-determination. The Communist Chinese empire is shaking today, and the fault lines that generated the conflicts and inevitable realignments there are spreading around the globe.

Attendance up at SC Confederate, military museum

The South Carolina Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum is enjoying new-found popularity -- and that's a good thing:

Museum officials say attendance from July 2008 to last June was 22,000 people - more than double what the attraction was pulling in before moving into its new building near downtown Columbia five years ago.

Why are Southerners showing renewed interest in their first War for Southern Independence? To make sure we get it right this time.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Independents begin to edge away from President Obama

That's the problem.

But Obama already has the answer:

If there were any doubts about his commitment to immigration reform, President Obama dispelled them at a bipartisan White House meeting with members of Congress on June 25.

"The President wants a comprehensive reform done this year or, at the latest, at the beginning of next year," said Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-Brooklyn, Queens), who attended the meeting.

And we all know what "comprehensive immigration reform" means -- make more false promises to secure the borders, and grant amnesty to illegal aliens.

In other words, if the old voters are turning against you, just bring in some new ones. Just for good measure, pump billions of (borrowed) Federal dollars to areas that voted for Obama, and the problem is as good as solved. via memeorandum

Shorter Alan Dershowitz

Freedom of speech means we can debate the best way that America can support Israel.

Bart: Krusty, what's that monster?
Krusty: It's the 'Golem of Prague': legendary defender of the Jewish people. Like Alan Dershowitz, but with a conscience.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Mass. challenges federal Defense of Marriage Act

Me, I'm pulling for Massachusetts on this one. For one thing, the Attorney General is right -- the "Defense of Marriage Act" is a Federal intrusion on State authority. Where in the Constitution do the States delegate authority to define marriage?

But this could get REAL interesting. If Massachusetts loses its suit, it might have to invoke Thomas Jefferson and John C. Calhoun to nullify the act. States' Rights will get another boost, and conservative States will have yet another reason to pull out of this evil Empire. Win-win! via memeorandom.

More change you can scoff at

Bad ol' Bush claimed the power to toss terror suspects in jail and leave 'em there. But Obama insists suspects have the right to a show trial.

Andy McCarthy Cheers on the Commies

I was beginning to wonder if anyone else would notice the Neocons' hypocrisy toward the Uyghurs. Finally, somone else is paying attention:

There was once a time when, if an ethnic minority was rising up against an oppressive communist regime, you could count on National Review to side with the rabble-rousers fighting for political freedom, not the commies. But I guess that was pre-September 11. Now it’s apparently all about siding with whoever is killing Muslims.

Secession is the answer

Claire Wolfe examines a new breed of activist, one that wants nothing to do with the influence pimps who buy and sell votes in DC:

Their solution is radical local activism to restore power to citizens at the state level. They aim to make state laws that counteract federal ones. They hope to preserve local or regional cultures against homogenization. They’re all aiming for their idea of freedom—although often their concepts of freedom are diverse, to say the least.

Watch them: They may be the vanguard of a much larger movement of frustrated citizens who feel helpless to achieve their aims at the federal level but who aren’t willing to accept the status quo.

"Diverse" concepts of freedom are why different peoples sustain different nations.

Here in Charlotte a few years back, a Muslim couple was arrested for disobeying a court order. The woman had to remove her scarf for her arrest photo, and the Muslim community was outraged. One of the demonstrators who picketed the county jail held a hand-written sign that read, "What about my rights?" Now, the county sheriff's office thought it had treated her like everyone else. They had, and that was the problem.

Expect more such cultural clashes as the Wall Street Open Borders crowd pumps in more cheap, Third-World labor. Importing cheap labor might seem like a dandy idea at the time, but, as in the case of the Tamils of Sri Lanka, can have catastrophic long-term consequences.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Americaneocon Pie

In Noxious Anti-Americanism and New Secessionist Theories, Americaneocon offers two objections to secession: 1) The US government isn't repressive enough to secede from, and 2) Secession is too closely tied to racism.

The first objection is easily deal with. In fact, Americaneon agrees this country is slipping into authoritarianism. In a post entitled The Coming Second American Revolution? there's a picture of a Tea Party protestor holding a sign proclaiming "Liberty not Tyranny." So clearly, we're not the only ones concerned about DC's excesses. And in that same post, there's this:

Something is happening in this country. And it would be not only arrogant, but unwise, for our elected officials to ignore it.

In the past, movements like the July 4 national Tea Parties were usually sparsely populated by libertarians, radicals and reactionaries. This movement has them too, but with a whole lot more regular folks. The crowd Saturday at Morristown Green was sizable and made up of the put-upon American middle class. Instead of pitchforks and muskets, they were armed with signs, that if nothing else, show many still believe in the visions of the Founding Fathers ....

What was that statement our Founding Fathers signed? I believe it said something like "when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." Indeed, it was at a Texas Tea Party that a protestor famously cried, "Secession!"

This is a government that is exporting our jobs through NAFTA, and, as Americaneocon himself agrees (see Obama's Stimulus Swindle), is guilty of bleeding ordinary Americans for the benefit of the politically connected elite. Oh, and add a government-sponsored demographic revolution to that long train while you're at it. Just where in the Constitution does DC get THAT power?

This brings us to the second objection. It's peculiar that a political scientist dismisses secession, a significant poltical trend which has radically altered the map of the world, with a smear worthy of the Southern Poverty Law Center -- a group Americaneocon has invoked before:

The second is the racial "ethnic" component. Are the new secessionist motivated by race? It's always a touchy question, since slavery and states' rights were the twin issues breaking the country in two in the 19th century. For the new secessionists, we simply need to note that the same people who are arguing for secession today are associated with some of the vile anti-Semitics in current debates U.S. policy at home and abroad. See, for example, Peter Wehner, "Pat Buchanan’s Latest anti-Semitic Outburst"; Ron Radosh, "Pat Buchanan: Still an anti-Semite"; and Joshua Muravchik, "Patrick J. Buchanan and the Jews." It's hard not to be wary of these paleocon secessionists when they continue to be flagged as propagating the most disgusting ideologies of hatred.

(For the record, Pat Buchanan has never endorsed modern-day secession. I wish he would -- we'd be glad to have him.)

But Americaneocon's brusque and careless dismissal of secession by associating it with slavery would embarrass the leftists at the SPLC. Never mind that this nation was founded by secessionists. Never mind that slavery is an issue only to the likes of Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and all the other reparations hustlers. Talk about living in the past.

So who's spouting "Noxious Anti-Americanism" here?

Monday, July 6, 2009

Uyghurs protest Communist oppression

A people demands self-determination and basic rights:

In a rare public display of dissatisfaction, thousands of Uyghurs -- many of whom feel they are treated as second-class citizens and complain of being discriminated against by the majority Han Chinese -- took to the streets Sunday chanting and screaming, which prompted a police lockdown of the city. ...

Xinjiang is home to many Uyghurs. China's constitution guarantees ethnic minorities equal rights and limited autonomy. However, ethnic tensions run deep. Minority groups such as the Uyghurs complain that they are subjected to discrimination by the majority Han nationality.

The World Uyghur Congress, a dissident Uyghur group based in Munich, Germany, condemned the crackdown on what it described in a written statement as Sunday's "peaceful protest" by Uyghurs.

Once, the United States would give at least moral support for those who sought independence. Instead, DC labels the Uyghurs as terrorists.

While a lot of noise was made in the mainstream US press about the crackdown on dissent in Iran, with demands Obama support dissident Iranians who felt their votes had been stolen, we hear nary a peep about the Uyghurs. But then, the US doesn't depend on the Iranian government to back its treasury bonds.

And if we upset the Communist Chinese about the repression of an ethnic and religious minority, they might not send us all that cheap Wal-Mart junk.

Sunday and Secession

Another blog champions secession as the only remedy to DC's destructive agenda:

If a number of red states coordinated their efforts, they could threaten to secede as a block unless Obama ceases his march towards socialism: no nationalizing health care, no cap and trade, no restrictions on energy production, no nationalizing of the banking and auto industries, and no exorbitant taxes or pork project spending.

I don't want to live under tyranny, even with the American flag flying overhead.

Amen to that!

War on 'hate' groups in military

The more you read about this, the more you realize how ambitiously totalitarian DC has become:

Alcee Hastings, impeached federal judge now congressman from Florida, has introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 2647, link) (h/t 24 that will keep "hate groups" and the like out of the U.S. military (PDF here). The title of the amendment is "Prohibition on recruitment, enlistment, or retention of persons associated with hate-related violent against groups or persons or the United States government" ...

"Hate groups" are defined by, among several other things, those that "espouse or engage in acts of violence against other groups or minorities based on ideals of hate, ethnic supremacies, white supremacies, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, or other bigotry ideologies." And, similar to Hasting's HR645, there's a catch-all definition:

Other groups or organizations that are determined by the Attorney General to be of a violent, extremist nature.

Here is how Mr. Hastings would like to see Mr. Holder identify those who are members of "hate groups":

(B) Individuals known to have attended meetings, rallies, conferences, or other activities sponsored by a hate group.

(C) Individuals known to be involved in online activities with a hate group, including being engaged in online discussion groups or blog or other postings that support, encourage, or affirm the group's extremist or violent views and goals.

So it's not just violence that disqualifies a person from joining or even REMAINING in the military; any speech deemed "extremist" will get you booted. What's "extremist" in a country with a leftist administration? Are you for Open Borders? No? Then you're xenophobic. Do you support "gay marriage"? If not, you're homophobic. Attended any Tea Parties lately?