Sunday, February 28, 2010

New York Times links Tea Party and Sarah Palin to Terrorism

Here's liberal logic at its finest --

1 - Joseph Stack was a suicidal nutcase who crashed his plane into an IRS office.
2 - Tea Party protesters oppose higher taxes.
3 - Sarah Palin spoke at a Tea Party rally
4 - Therefore, Sarah Palin is a domestic terror leader.

Think I'm kidding? No, that's what Frank Rich of the New York Times says. Check it out:

Two days before Stack’s suicide mission, The Times published David Barstow’s chilling, months-long investigation of the Tea Party movement. Anyone who was cognizant during the McVeigh firestorm would recognize the old warning signs re-emerging from the mists of history. The Patriot movement. “The New World Order,” with its shadowy conspiracies hatched by the Council on Foreign Relations and the Trilateral Commission. Sandpoint, Idaho. White supremacists. Militias.

Barstow confirmed what the Southern Poverty Law Center had found in its report last year: the unhinged and sometimes armed anti-government right that was thought to have vaporized after its Oklahoma apotheosis is making a comeback. And now it is finding common cause with some elements of the diverse, far-flung and still inchoate Tea Party movement. All it takes is a few self-styled “patriots” to sow havoc. ...

In his Times article on the Tea Party right, Barstow profiled Pam Stout, a once apolitical Idaho retiree who cast her lot with a Tea Party group allied with Beck’s 9/12 Project, the Birch Society and the Oath Keepers, a rising militia group of veterans and former law enforcement officers who champion disregarding laws they oppose. ...

Whether consciously or coincidentally, Stout was echoing Palin’s memorable final declaration during her appearance at the National Tea Party Convention earlier this month: “I will live, I will die for the people of America, whatever I can do to help.” It’s enough to make you wonder who is palling around with terrorists now.

Guess there's no arguing with this. It's printed in the New York Times, the most trusted news source in the known universe, with the Southern Poverty Law Center providing the immaculately objective facts.

So it has to be true.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Delaware, just say 'sorry' for decades of injustice

For face-smacking, chin-deep ignorance, this editorial rises to the top o' the heap:

As a border state that did not secede from the Union during the Civil War, Delaware ignored the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and did not free slaves until after passage of the 13th Amendment in December 1865.

Many who object to the apology cite the 145 years since the end of that war. That would be fair game, except for the fact of a monument that was erected to the losers of the war three years ago in Sussex County. Among the names on that memorial is a black slave, who the Delaware Grays' Sons of Confederate Veterans claim -- without documentation -- supported the Confederacy's cause by refusing to run away.

Clearly, the dead-tree journalism bigwig who wrote this doesn't know beans about Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation.

Flags of the Rebellion


I thought I'd see if I could turn the Empire flag into a Flag of Rebellion. Here's how it turned out.

Jay, Georgia

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What's behind Citigroup's restriction on Texas accounts?

Here's one explanation:

It would be interesting to know when the statements were printed, because no matter how ludicrous it sounds (and it really does), the fact remains that I wrote an article on the Republic of Texas for W&G and in less than a week my “count” on Google has more than tripled, and now Citibank has declared that slightly over a month from now it may or may not let Texans have money out of their checking accounts!

I guess it COULD be that the “right” person read the case for reclaiming Texas independence and decided the “right” to freeze all accounts for a week might be useful sometime.

Hmmm -- interesting. Yeah, that's the word ...

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

CNN Poll: Majority says government a threat to citizens' rights

Turn and face the real enemy, America:

A majority of Americans think the federal government poses a threat to rights of Americans, according to a new national poll.

Fifty-six percent of people questioned in a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Friday say they think the federal government's become so large and powerful that it poses an immediate threat to the rights and freedoms of ordinary citizens.

Forget about Afghans resisting invaders -- they can't sneak legislation into the hopper that authorizes government goons to spy on American citizens, or arrest, torture, and imprison them without trial on mere suspicion. Thank God people are realizing that now.

Wow -- increasing support for secession, States' Rights re-emerging in State legislatures as a real political force, growing distrust of the Federal government -- seems like all of our ideas are being validated in the free marketplace of ideas.

Now, as soon as everyone agrees that North Carolina barbecue is the best in the world, I can unplug the blog and retire in honor -- mission accomplished.

Your Southern Music break

Hey, it's Friday, y'all! Time for some "Jambalaya," and this little fella knows how it's done. Don't miss the Battleflag at the end!

Flags of the Rebellion


Hey Ol’ Reb!

I’ve got a special one for you.

This Confederate flag was flown over the SC State Capital at the special order of Joe Wilson (the “YOU LIE!” guy) in November of 1997.

It rests in our corporate ComWired.com office in Louisville, Ky. We provide specialized DNS service for clients both large and small (IE: rebellionblog.com.)

I’ve attached pictures of both the flag itself in its presentation box along with the COA (that we are currently having framed) so it can reside alongside the flag of our Grande Confederacy.

God Save the South,

Sean

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Quote of the day

"When I joined the military it was illegal to be homosexual, then it became optional. I'm getting out before it becomes mandatory." MSGT Harry T. Serres, USAF Ret.

Leftist humor

From the Chasing Dreams blog:

In our Critical Writing class Ruth said, “The purpose of writing a column is to make people think. It is the market place of the newspaper.”

One of the most memorable reactions that Ruth received was when he wrote about the League of the South, a group that believed they should be allowed reparations from the north because of the Civil War. The group claimed the north disrupted their lifestyle of slavery.

Ruth made several quips about the idiocies of their allegations including that the north should get something from the south for the amount of kerosene they had to use.

What's funnier than the idea of burning the homes of helpless civilians?

I was wrong: Secession is illegal

Secession, nullification, and States' Rights are promoted by "dangerous and ill designing men" who have forgotten "the allegiance which they owe to the power that has protected and supported them."

So says the government in this press release.

It's official then. I apologize to readers of this blog.

Confederate Flag booklet

Pastor Greg Wilson of Florida, who shared a beautiful photo of his Southern flags Tuesday, now wants to share this online introduction to various Flags of the Rebellion.

This well-researched and attractive booklet makes a great introduction to the history of some famous and not-so-famous flags.

Bill would give voice to states' rights

And yet another sovereign State weighs in against an out-of-control Federal government:

The resolution, part of a 10th amendment movement in many states, would put the Nebraska Legislature on record asking the federal government to "adhere to the principles of federalism in accord with the 9th and 10th amendments to the constitution."

The resolution will remind the federal government it has a limited role, said Oklahoma state Rep. Charles Key, whose state has passed a similar resolution.

What makes this particular effort to assert State sovereignty unique, however, is the response of one of the opponents of the resolution:

The measure is likely to get the five votes necessary to get out of committee and be debated by the full legislature, said Sen. Bill Avery, chairman of the committee.

Avery, a retired political science professor, challenged some of the assumptions of supporters.

The Civil War solved the issue of states' rights, he said, and federalism won.

"What makes us strong is not having dual sovereignty."

That's the only argument the DC dead-enders have: force. Current trends are against them, history is against them, the language of the Declaration and Constitution are against them, so all they can appeal to is the brazen assertion that "might makes right."

Sounds like desparation to me.

Abu al-Zarqawi reaches Heaven

Abu al-Zarqawi died and George Washington met him at the Pearly Gates. He slapped him across the face and yelled, "How dare you try to destroy the nation I helped conceive!"

Patrick Henry approached, punched him in the nose and shouted, "You wanted to end our liberties but you failed!"

James Madison followed, kicked him in the groin and said, "This is why I allowed our government to provide for the common defense!"

Thomas Jefferson was next, beat al-Zarqawi with a long cane and snarled "It was Evil men like you who inspired me to write the Declaration of Independence."

The beatings and thrashings continued as George Mason, James Monroe and 66 other early Americans unleashed their anger on the terrorist Leader.

As al-Zarqawi lay bleeding and in pain, an Angel appeared. Al- Zarqawi wept and said, "This is not what you promised me."

The Angel replied, "I told you there would be 72 Virginians waiting for you in Heaven. What did you think I said?"

Thanks to Barbie for forwarding!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Virginia House asserts states’ rights

I swear, it's getting hard to keep up with all the pro-liberty action these days! From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:

The GOP-dominated chamber has approved measures to prohibit the potential federal regulation of state-made guns and ammunition and to block federal terrorism suspects from being held in state prisons or local jails.

It has passed a resolution memorializing Congress to honor state sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, which reserves for the states powers not expressly granted to the federal government. It passed another resolution to propose a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

And the Democrat-controlled Senate bucked President Barack Obama by joining the House in approving a measure meant to block the federal government from requiring a state resident to have health insurance.

"There's a long history in Virginia of our expressing our discontent with actions of Congress going back to our denunciation of the Alien and Sedition Acts in the late 1790s," said Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, who sponsored the "Health Care Freedom Act" in the House.

The discontent isn't exclusive to Virginia. Several other states have passed similar resolutions asserting states' rights under the 10th Amendment and to thwart federal mandates included in the federal health-care legislation that has stalled in Congress.

I think I'm getting dizzy from all the renewed interest in States' Rights, the Tenth Amendment, and secession. But it's a good kind of dizzy! And it looks like that interest will grow as DC continues to demonstrate its total corruption and incompetence.

Another states' rights resolution advances

Just in case you're wondering, I didn't write that headline, nor the text quoted below. It's from the Salt Lake Tribune:

Fueling the states' rights push, a joint resolution that aims to take back power from the federal government passed a House committee Wednesday with a 6-2 vote.

SJR6 seeks to limit the powers that the federal government has taken from the states, particularly those not specifically given to Washington, said Sen. Howard Stephenson, R-Draper, the resolution's sponsor.

"I personally feel that this nation is at risk right now. I don't know when we have had a greater risk of our future, both economically and preserving our liberties and freedoms," Stephenson said. "I know of no more important message we could send to Congress today than the message contained in this resolution."

We're in a new age, folks. Looks like change is racing down the road.

Jefferson vs Lincoln: America Must Choose

In some grey, half-lit fold of America's collective brain lurks a fuzzy stew of unexamined notions that constitute Approved Thought. One of those notions is that patriotic Americans are supposed to revere both Thomas Jefferson and Abe Lincoln. But it's becoming clearer every day that it's impossible to embrace both, and that it's time to choose whose vision we will follow:

Over the course of American history, there has been no greater conflict of visions than that between Thomas Jefferson’s voluntary republic, founded on the natural right of peaceful secession, and Abraham Lincoln’s permanent empire, founded on the violent denial of that same right.

That these two men somehow shared a common commitment to liberty is a lie so monstrous and so absurd that its pervasiveness in popular culture utterly defies logic.

I've made my choice. How about you?

WILL TEXAS SECEDE (AGAIN)?

It's no longer a matter of "can" or "should" -- it's a matter of when:

In these days of blatant disregard for the powers and restrictions of the Constitution and Bill of Rights, when we can no longer turn to the courts for judicial interpretation of the Constitution, it is no wonder that some are advocating secession.

A question to be asked now is not whether Texas can get along without the United States, but whether the United States can get along without Texas.

The Slaughterhouse

Pick a bubble. Those who laughed at the dot-com bubble were taken in by the real estate, stock market, or bond bubbles -- yes, there's a bubble lurking somewhere nearby ready to take advantage of the unwary.

Are you next?

Flags of the Rebellion


Here’s another Flags of Rebellion moment. Took my boat on a “Heart of Dixie” cruise summer 2008, from Houston, Mobile, AL, Shiloh, TN, then up past Forts Henry and Donelson, into Ohio River, back down to Memphis, Vicksburg and back home via the Mississippi/Atchafalaya.

Flew the Texas Republic flag on port and CBF on starboard for the whole 3000 miles.

Photo shows the crew homeward bound, down the Mississippi at Greenville, MS.

Robert

Sounds like fun!

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Quote of the day

"Loyalty to country ALWAYS. Loyalty to government, when it deserves it." ~ Mark Twain

Senate votes to extend Patriot Act

Speaking of an increasingly authoritarian government, take a look at what a "liberal" Democratic majority does regarding the civil liberties diminished by Bush and Cheney:

The Senate voted Wednesday to extend for a year key provisions of the nation's counterterrorism surveillance law that are scheduled to expire at the end of the month.

Supporters say extending the law enables authorities to keep important tools in the fight against terrorism. It would also give Democrats some cover from Republican criticism that the Obama administration is soft on terrorism. Republicans have criticized the administration for trying terrorist suspects in civilians courts, rather than military ones, and for trying to close the military-run prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Yeah, Democrats don't want to rape the Bill of Rights, but they have to compete with Republicans.

America: Too big to govern?

Now even New York Magazine worries the US is too big to hold together:

The framers worried about democratic government working in a country as large as this one, and it’s possible that we’ve finally reached the unmanageable tipping point they feared: Maybe our republic’s constitutional operating system simply can’t scale up to deal satisfactorily with a heterogeneous population of 310 million. When the Constitution was written and the Senate created, there were around 4 million people in America, or about one senator for every 150,000 people. For Congress to be as representative as it was in 1789, we’d need to elect 2,000 senators and 5,000 House members.

In Federalist #2, John Jay gave thanks the American colonies were free of the bane of -- diversity:

Providence has been pleased to give this one connected country to one united people — a people descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs, and who, by their joint counsels, arms, and efforts, fighting side by side throughout a long and bloody war, have nobly established general liberty and independence.

But today, thanks to the demographic revolution DC has imposed on this country, the natural harmony Jay celebrated (which wasn't as deep as it appeared, as demonstrated by the events of 1860-65) is no more. Lacking natural affection for each other, the unconnected peoples existing side by side in multicultural America can only be held together by an authoritarian government -- exactly what we see taking shape day by day in the District of Corruption.

States rights myth

I know this is just a letter to the editor, but it's worth reading. It reveals the level of ignorance that keeps most Americans silent and submissive, convinced they must obey an increasingly authoritarian, socialist central government. After all, if true sovereignty rests only in DC, there can be no legitimate resistance to it, can there?

Public Forum Letter

"The states created the federal government," said Sen. Margaret Dayton, R-Orem, "and it's really time that we put a leash on the creature" ("Utah Senate to feds: Back off," Tribune , Feb. 17). Is Dayton willfully twisting the truth, or is she just plan stupid? It doesn't really matter; either disqualifies her from being a thoughtful legislator.

It's a myth that the states "created" the federal government, and the federal government is not a compact of the states. The first words of the Constitution clearly say who created our national government: "We the People." And to make that point clear, the Constitution was not approved by state legislatures; it was ratified by independent conventions elected by voters. So it was the sovereign people who put the states subservient to the supremacy of federal law. And if that point was disputed early on (but not by George Washington), the Civil War settled it.

We are all one nation, and the freedoms and rights and material blessings Americans enjoy are because of that fact, and not the petty power grabs by political pygmies such as Dayton, whose arguments have been made almost exclusively by Americans who have held the country back.

Brendan Frye

Sad, isn't it? But it should alert freedom activists to the work that needs to be done. To restore liberty, we must restore awareness of our past. The only chains that hold us down are in our heads. As a reader commented this week, it was John Adams who observed, "The Revolution was effected before the war commenced."

NC LS Winter 2010 Conference & Nathaniel Macon Institute

Thought I'd post a reminder. From the North Carolina League of the South page:

"155 Years of Big Business & Big Government: The Myth of a Conservative Republican Party"

That's this Saturday at the K&W in Burlington, North Carolina. The seditious activity begins at 11:00 AM. This should be a good one!

Flags of the Rebellion


This is in my ft. yard.. on a main road. They fly 24/7 has lights so still can be seen at night... I am very proud of my Confederate Heritage! And respect others!

Have a blessed day,
Shirley

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Freedom Watch with the Judge!

You don't want to miss these great videos on States' Rights and secession featuring Thomas Woods and Thomas DiLorenzo. "Lincoln was not a president -- he was a dictator!"

Once enough Americans understand that, the legitimacy of the present regime -- which Lincoln established -- is lost. Then we can reclaim our right to self-government.

Immigration: Facts vs. Ideology

Ron Unz, the neoliberal publisher of The American Conservative, fires back at Matthew Roberts and Steve Burton in this new article.

For my money, Mr. Unz fails to convince. His main point is that Roberts and Burton were wrong to exclude Federal inmates in estimating Hispanic incarceration rates because that would include Mexicans, not Americans. Hmmm ....

Problem is, illegal aliens, by definition, are not Americans. Therefore, we're supposed to ignore the very root of the problem, which is the Federal government's de facto open borders policy. And thus Mr. Unz has eliminated the problem of crimes committed by illegal immigrants -- which even he acknowledges are predominantly Hispanic -- by defining it away.

This goes beyond anything medieval scholastics conjured up. It's closer to the kind of tricks performed on New York sidewalks with three cards.

On a more serious note, Third-World immigration will only increase once the 20 million illegals already here are granted amnesty -- and there are no reasons for conservatives to support demographic revolution, which will radically alter our cultural and political traditions.

It would appear Mr. Unz is the one pushing ideology and avoiding inconvenient facts.

Sneaky Optical Illusions!

Here, the wheels appear to rotate:


And in this picture, voters appear to be changing Federal policies:


Fun fact: They're both illusions!

Flags of the Rebellion


Here is my flag..

I fly the SC State's Rights flag in front of my home proudly. My home is in the geographic center of Whitmire, SC and in plain view at a major intersection. I also wear a small lapel pin of the flag on my blazer. During the Christmas season ay my church, a little old lady named Miss Margie remarked on how my lapel pin was a Christmas present (as it does resemble a wrapped present with a cross wrapped bow). I replied , "Yes Mam Indeed! What a great present it would be to us all!"

Pawmetto

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Quote of the day

"Patriotism" is a way of saying "Women and children first." And that no one can force a man to feel this way. Instead he must embrace it freely. Robert Heinlein

Fearing Obama Agenda, States Push to Loosen Gun Laws

Americans are arming themselves against an increasingly intrusive, authoritarian Federal government:

When President Obama took office, gun rights advocates sounded the alarm, warning that he intended to strip them of their arms and ammunition. ... In Virginia, the General Assembly approved a bill last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, and the House of Delegates voted to repeal a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month.

Arizona and Wyoming lawmakers are considering nearly a half dozen pro-gun measures, including one that would allow residents to carry concealed weapons without a permit. And lawmakers in Montana and Tennessee passed measures last year — the first of their kind — to exempt their states from federal regulation of firearms and ammunition that are made, sold and used in state. Similar bills have been proposed in at least three other states.

Blocking unconstitutional Federal regulations is the first essential step toward ultimate secession. Once the principle is re-established that the people of the States, not Congress, is the seat of sovereignty, there's only one path open for the future, and that's the path away from centralization, insane deficit spending, and ever-tighter government control.

The Bloody Cost of “Diversity”

This report on the Fort Hood Jihad reveals the mindset that sees any sacrifice -- ANY sacrifice -- worth the price of imposing diversity on American society:

We’ve known from the start that there were warning signs of Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s Islamic fanaticism well before the Fort Hood shootings, signs we suspected were ignored due to political correctness. But the other night, Sean Hannity called attention to a recent Boston Globe report confirming our worst fears. The report claims that Army officials knew Hasan was a radical, but

“did not act in part because they valued the rare diversity of having a Muslim psychiatrist.” ...

In searching for explanations for why superiors did not move to revoke Hasan’s security clearances or expel him from the Army, the report portrays colleagues and superiors as possibly reluctant to lose one of the Army’s few Muslim mental health specialists. The report concludes that because the Army had attracted only one Muslim psychiatrist in addition to Hasan since 2001, “it is possible some were afraid” of losing such diversity “and thus were willing to overlook Hasan’s deficiencies as an officer.”

Notice the underlying assumption is that minorities somehow possess special knowledge traditional Americans lack.

Looks like minority supremacism is the official ideology of the DC Empire.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

U.S. Economy Grinds To Halt As Nation Realizes Money Just A Symbolic, Mutually Shared Illusion

WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy ceased to function this week after unexpected existential remarks by Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke shocked Americans into realizing that money is, in fact, just a meaningless and intangible social construct.
Enlarge Image Bernanke

Calling it "basically no more than five rectangular strips of paper," Fed chairman Ben Bernanke illustrates how much "$200" is actually worth.

What began as a routine report before the Senate Finance Committee Tuesday ended with Bernanke passionately disavowing the entire concept of currency, and negating in an instant the very foundation of the world's largest economy.

I love the Onion.

Monsters that will not die

Obama brings back Health Care legislation

Cheney suffered mild heart attack, his fifth

'Quickly and Without Warning'

That's how quickly empires can collapse:

In an article for the March/April issue of Foreign Affairs, "Complexity and Collapse: Empires on the Edge of Chaos," due out later this week, author and historian Niall Ferguson posits that the life cycles of great powers might not follow the long-accepted pattern of gradual rise and fall. Rather, he says, "it is possible that this whole conceptual framework is, in fact, flawed," and that empires fall quickly and without warning.

The free market, which is an outgrowth of a free society, thrives because the intelligence of the countless actors in the entire system are performing literally millions of Plan/Do/Check/Act cycles every day. The distributed intelligence within both a free society and the free market must be free to make decisions -- that's the only way changing conditions local can be anticipated, analyzed, and dealt with.

But when the central government lobotomizes society and the economy through central control, all that intelligence is effictively lost, and the system becomes chaotic and unstable. Just as the Soviet Union, the US can also over-centralize to the point of creating a crisis -- a bifurcation point, as systems scientists call it -- and implode.

Bottom line: Fasten your seat belts.

Liquidating the Empire

It's time to either downsize or die, says Pat Buchanan:

Republicans will fight new taxes. Democrats will fight to save social programs. Which leaves the American empire as the logical lead cow for the butcher’s knife.

Indeed, how do conservatives justify borrowing hundreds of billions yearly from Europe, Japan and the Gulf states — to defend Europe, Japan and the Arab Gulf states? Is it not absurd to borrow hundreds of billion annually from China — to defend Asia from China? Is it not a symptom of senility to borrow from all over the world in order to defend that world?

In their Mount Vernon declaration of principles, conservatives called the Constitution their guiding star. But did not the author of that constitution, James Madison, warn us that wars are the death of republics?

Another bull's eye for Pat! He rightly points out that Ron Paul's straw vote win at CPAC signals an end to the mad imperial dreams of the ruling class. With Obama trying to resurrect socialism, DC is plotting to spend us all into a sinkhole we'll never escape from. It's time to pull the plug on big government!

Weekend update

Check out these great articles rounded up by Proceeding Boldly.

Flags of the Rebellion


I pastor a small church in Levy County in North Central Florida. The bottom floor of my residence serves as our meeting house.

Every Sunday eight flags are displayed on the fence line at the driveway entrance: Gadsen Flag, Bonnie Blue, First National, Second National, Florida State Flag (Confederate period), Florida State Flag (Current), Third National, Battle Flag.

Also you will note the Florida State Flag and the Seal of the Confederacy, and out of the picture is the Third National.

Sorry, you won't find any striped rags in this neck of the woods . . .

Deo Vindice,
Greg Wilson
Pastor,
Landmark Baptist Church

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Abuse your illusions

Dr. Thomas Fleming of Chronicles has re-published this classic take-down of all ideologies, those masterful blueprints for society which ignore basic human nature and mysteriously crash and burn, no matter how ruthlessly implemented. The problem with universal ideologies is that they are the nifty sounding theories based on the over-rated power of logic and reason. The qualities we value -- liberty, order, prosperity -- result from the accomplishments of specific civilizations, not from the minds of coffee shop philosophers:

Economic liberty and political liberty are part of the good life to which many of us aspire, but they are not universal givens or precious jewels picked up by the first men living in a state of nature. They are the hard-won cultural achievements of the Greek and Roman, English and American political thinkers who discovered and expounded them and of the soldier-farmers who defended them. In other societies, freedom is as little prized as the principles of logic, and in abandoning the West’s moral, social, and cultural traditions, liberals make it im
possible either to defend the liberties we have left or to recover those we have lost, and so long as “conservatives” attempt to base their defense of liberty on liberal grounds, they will continue to fail as miserably as they have failed over the past 50 years.

And yes, libertarians, Neocons, liberals, and "national greatness" conservatives are just as guilty of ideological blindness as the Marxists they revile, and unknowingly imitate.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Unzism, a dangerous doctrine

Ron Unz, the new publisher of The American Conservative, dismisses links between illegal immigration and illegal activity. Read this careful analysis of the actual facts and decide for yourself whether Mr. Unz is clearing away misconceptions or inventing them.

Mike Huckabee Trades Fire with CPAC

Another fake conservative whines about not being taken at face value:

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee finished in sixth place in the unofficial 2012 straw poll at last weekend's Conservative Political Action Conference, but Huckabee is dismissing the conference as increasingly irrelevant. ...

He said the conference has become "increasingly more libertarian and less Republican over the last years," which may explain Rep. Ron Paul's victory in the straw poll. He said its libertarian leanings is one reason he did not attend CPAC this year.

Let's not forget Huckabee not only supported the disastrous Neocon Wars, but slammed opponents of amnesty for illegal aliens as "racists and bigots." We're sick and tired of mouthpieces for globalist big business attacking us for not surrendering to demographic revolution.

Homeland chief: Domestic extremism is top concern


Janet Napolitano

What makes this unsettling is how "extremism" has been conflated with "terrorism." These days, if you don't accept open borders, same-sex "marriage," socialized medicine, government surveillance of its subjects citizens, and endless wars, you're a dangerous extremist.

Once all dissent is delegitimized, there'll be no more dissent.

Tea Partier Suggests Secession As Antidote to 'Tyranny Of National Government'

The leftists and tax parasites are shaking in their booties as they witness the rising tide of resistance to Federal tyranny. Here, the Talking Points Memo blog fires a dud at this North Carolina-based Tea Party publication. Notice the dismissive language:

A North Carolina Tea Party group is promoting the idea of secession as a solution to the "tyranny of national government."

The email newsletter of North Carolina Freedom Project contains an item entitled by "Solutions to the tyranny of national government." The item proposes two such solutions. The first, described as "incremental," involves embracing "tentherism" -- the bogus belief, espoused lately by some on the far right, that many of the powers of the federal government are unconstitutional.

The second solution is described as a "quantum leap" that is "probably beyond the comfort of most citizens, but still bears serious consideration."

No explanation as to why it's a "bogus belief" that the Tenth Amendment limits the power of the Federal government, and that laws enacted outside of those limits are unconstitutional. In the minds of the leftist writer, it's simply OBVIOUS that government must have limitless power to do limitless good.

Boy, are they scared. As Nathan Bedford Forrest would say, "Let's keep the skeer on!"

The Urge To Secede: A Rebellion In Progress

Here's an even-handed account of various efforts fighting for local self-government and against centralization:

... several state legislatures have introduced 10th Amendment resolutions that serve “Notice and Demand to the federal government, as our agent, to cease and desist, effective immediately, mandates that are beyond the scope of these constitutionally delegated powers.”

They can point to some limited successes. After the REAL ID act was signed by President Bush in 2005, more than two dozen states passed laws or resolutions denouncing it or refusing to comply. In response, the feds postponed its enactment. In Wisconsin, groups like the Grandsons of Liberty have lobbied lawmakers to nullify health care reform by amending the constitution so that the state can opt out. According to the John Birch Society-backed magazine New American, activists in 28 states are involved in similar campaigns.

Concern about guns rights has also fueled the movement. The Firearms Freedom Act (FFA), which challenges the federal government’s authority to regulate firearms, has been passed in Montana and Tennessee, and is under consideration in at least 11 other states.

The piece concludes with a thoughtful analysis of the challenges faced by decentralization activists. This is well worth reading.

Flags of the Rebellion


This was taken last winter. It's the front porch of the apartment I live at in Raytown, Missouri, just a few miles east of Kansas City. I had to improvise on making the flagpole, because they just wouldn't let me put it in the ground or on the bannisters.

Several have tried to put up Federal flags, but none have lasted as long as mine. I change the flag on a regular basis between several versions of the 1st National, Bonnie Blue, 3rd National, ANV Battle Flag, Trans Miss. 4X4 Battle Flag, SC state (my true Home), MO state, Missouri Battle Flag (currently up) and the Secession Flag (swallowtail). And there are a few others every now and then. But never on my pole has anything flown with 50 stars or 13 stripes.

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Breitbart Gets Hit, Punches Back Twice as Hard

Ha! Watch Darlye Jenkins of the Heidi Youth organization One People’s Project pounce onto an "easy" prey that turns, fights, and verbally pummels Jenkins until he slinks away in shame:


This is standard behavior for these self-described "antifa," who deem themselves so superior to lesser, fallen beings that they believe their ends justify any means, including physical intimidation and death threats.

Jenkins recoils in shock when his victim fails to wither after being accused of "racism." What this bully doesn't understand is that the left has overused that charge so many times, it's meaningless (see previous entry).

via Big Journalism

Is racism a mental disorder?

“To continue perceiving extreme racism as normative and not pathologic is to lend it legitimacy. Clearly, anyone who scapegoats a whole group of people and seeks to eliminate them to resolve his or her internal conflicts meets criteria for a delusional disorder, a major psychiatric illness,” said Alvin F. Poussaint, a professor of psychiatry at Harvard University.

If Dr. Poussaint has his way, a whole lot of people will be diagnosed as having mental disorders, because "racism" seems to be everywhere. Protesting against socialized medicine is racist. Questioning Obama's agenda is racist. Only racism can explain why parents send their children to charter schools. Heck, even opposing the useless waste of lives and dollars in Afghanistan marks one as a racist.

I can remember when freedom of expression and voluntary association were viewed as normal, and homosexuality was considered abnormal.

Majority of Americans think Iran has The Bomb

The war propaganda is thick again. From CNN:

Seven in 10 Americans believe that Iran currently has nuclear weapons, according to a new national poll.

Friday's release of the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey comes just hours after Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said the Islamic republic isn't seeking and doesn't believe in pursuing nuclear weapons.

And 45% of Americans believed Saddam was behind 9/11, thanks to the Bush-Cheney-Rove lie factory.

In fact, Iran is no threat to the US. It has not threatened this country, nor has it threatened any of its neighbors (as opposed to Israel, which illegally occupies its neighbors' lands). Sweden has a bigger military budget than Iran.

So what's with all the war hysteria? When the Empire decides to wage war, it finds a way to manipulate the public, no matter which big-government/big-business party is in power.

Will we ever learn?

Sunday, February 21, 2010

IRS Plane Attacker Part of ‘Right Wing,’ Christmas Bomber Just a ‘Lone Wolf’

From Big Journalism:

The very day of Stack’s outrage ABC was already proclaiming Stack a member of a “resurgent” right-wing.

MSNBC immediately paraded before its viewers one Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center to say that Stack’s ideas were “connected to at least some of the core ideas of the radical right.” Naturally, MSNBC didn’t mention that the SPLC sees right-wing crazies around every corner and is one of the least credible groups out there.

While the dinosaur media still support the SPLC (see immediate post), independent news sources see Dees & Co. for what they are -- mouthpieces of the ruling elite and its anti-Western, anti-Christian ideology.

Controversial Group Celebrates Secession Day

Kudos to the Alabama League of the South for their fine remembrance of Alabama's Secession Day!

It's apparently a law that any mention of the League of the South must include the usual blah-blah from the SPLC condemning the League for disagreeing with the SPLC, and this report complies.

I look forward to the day when any press coverage of the SPLC has to alert readers to the SPLC's radical left agenda.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Charles Johnson watch

Charles is outraged that Retired U.S. Air Force Lt. Karen Kwiatkowski and antiwar contributor Jacob Hornberger spoke at CPAC. Later, Charles updated the post to fume about Dr. Thomas DiLorenzo's talk on the real Lincoln ("Wasn’t the GOP supposed to be the Party of Lincoln? No more, I guess.") and Dr. Thomas Woods' presentation on nullification and secession. The comments section (restricted to those who toe the Lizard line) include digs at "Paleocons," Ron Paul, and Lew Rockwell.

Johnson's contempt for those who don't accept big government and the Lincoln mythology that supports it explains the hostility that developed between him and his former conservative allies. Pat Buchanan tried to warn patriotic conservatives back in 2003 that Neocons despised them -- but they were too busy cheering on the Neocon wars and power grabs to listen.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Iceberg off starboard!

“These days, I wonder if this country is even governable.”

That's G. William Hoagland, a former adviser to the Senate Republican leadership on fiscal policy, quoted by Pat Buchanan.

Why does Mr. Hoagland doubt the US is still governable? As Buchanan explains, DC's debt is simply unsustainable. The latest warning sounds from the Titanic's groaning, cracking hull came this week when the Chinese rid themselves of $45 billion of its $790 billion in T-bills.

Something's got to give, as Buchanan concludes:

Where does that leave Obama — and us?

Later this year or early next, to avoid a debt crisis, Obama will ask Congress to raise taxes and pare back entitlement programs.

Republicans will fight the taxes to the last ditch. Democrats, having lost dozens of colleagues in the November massacre, will rebel against the cuts in social spending.

And a paralyzed government will drift closer toward the maelstrom.

I'll make a prediction: Democrats will not surrender their social spending. That's how they keep their constituents loyal. And Republicans will not back off their unwinnable, unsustainable wars in the Middle East. Neither wing of the ruling class will give up so much as a dime of their hold on our money, money that keeps the corruptocrats in power. Scaling back is impossible, and squeezing taxpayers even more is impossible.

That brings us to the third option, the one that no one in power dare verbalize, but which Mr. Hoagland hinted at in the opening quote. The Federal government is overstretched, overspent, and overwhelmed. It's time to wake up to this simple fact: It's over.

Flags of the Rebellion


Bud light and Bonnie Blue -- from Snaggle-Tooth Jones

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Your Southern music break

Hey, it's Friday, y'all! Let's hear from Zac Brown again. As the man says, "This is a Southern song for Southern people!"



Well I was raised up beneath the shade of a Georgia pine
And that`s home you know
Sweet tea pecan pie and homemade wine
Where the peaches grow
And my house it`s not much to talk about
But it`s filled with love that`s grown in Southern ground
And a little bit of chicken fried

CPAC - brought to you by the usual suspects

For a glimpse at just how muddled and hopeless mainstream conservatism is in this country, just consider the welcome Dick Cheney received when he made his "surprise" appearance at the CPAC convention -- a thunderous standing ovation, according to this reliable source.

Yes, Dick Cheney -- that liar, war criminal, South-hater, and supporter of the radical homosexual agenda, is supposed to be a champion of small-government conservatives.

And let's not forget that the pro-homosexual activist group GOProud co-sponsored the event.

I say it again: écrasez l'infâme.

Hatch: Tea Party movement threatening to tear GOP apart

We could lose a gang of deceptive, big-government crooks? So what's the bad news, Hatch?

I say, écrasez l'infâme.

Did Lincoln Save the Union?

From Secession University:

Simply stated, the Confederate States posed no threat of any kind, either physically or functionally, to the United States, and since Lincoln never identified the threats he believed would lead to the dissolution of the Union, we can only assume it was nothing more than typical Lincoln rhetoric. The only other possibility was some hidden agenda (e.g. profit considerations of Northern businesses), but such speculation is not germane to this analysis.

The irony of the situation is that Lincoln’s response to a few States choosing to leave was akin to a U.S. Air Force Major’s statement about a town in Vietnam, when he said, “It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.”

Rather than "preserve the Union," Lincoln in fact destroyed what was left of the Union of voluntary States, and transformed the South into a conquered province.

A central government that could do this to constituent members is hardly what the ratifiers of the Constitution had in mind!

"Conservative" Bill O'Reilly Interviews Mark Potok

What greater menace to liberty and security could there be other than the "Far-Right Tea Party Threats"?


And here's Fox News giving even more credibility to Potok's claims -- and to his far-left organization.

Just goes to show once again that the corporate press -- like all big business -- serves the central government and its shills.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Duke lacrosse accuser charged with attempted murder, arson

I wonder if the Duke Faculty Gang of 88 that pre-judged the lacrosse players will post Crystal Mangum's bail?

Only 21% Say U.S. Government Has Consent of the Governed

From the latest Rasmussen survey:

The founding document of the United States, the Declaration of Independence, states that governments derive “their just powers from the consent of the governed.” Today, however, just 21% of voters nationwide believe that the federal government enjoys the consent of the governed.

A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 61% disagree and say the government does not have the necessary consent.

My question is, What's wrong with that 21%? DC has ruled by force and fraud since 1865. "Consent of the governed" is a sick joke.

So You've Been Told Secession Was Illegal--guess what? It wasn't!

If it was, why wasn't Jefferson Davis tried in a court of law? The latest from our friend Al Benson, Jr.

Civic Friendship

In this age of meaningless abstraction, spin, and outright fabrication, we need to take another look at some forgotten basics of how civil society works -- and what it requires to work:

Justice, then, is a standard of subtle enemies, an even division of booty in which both sides are apt to view each other warily and even with underlying hostility. Robbers and gang members are capable of acting “justly” among themselves. Friendship, on the other hand, includes the willingness at least occasionally, and sometimes often, to get less than one deserves for the sake of another for whom one cares. ...

Above all, what has been displaced is a different set of ends or purposes for human life. A politics based in more local and ongoing relationships among people who see their fate as shared and bound together makes substantive space for goods that go beyond utility, wealth and power.

It's worse than that. Politics these days is a bitter contest among increasingly hostile ethnic groups to claim the property of others in the name of racial and economic justice. The erosion of fellow feeling and trust within increasingly diverse communities should be a four-alarm warning that we're heading toward a future of even greater ethnic friction.

Quote of the day

If you want to be honest, face these facts: At this moment, President Obama is losing, Democrats are losing and liberals are losing. E.J. Dionne Jr.

How Illegal Immigration Hurts Black America

If the NAACP truly represented the interests of black people instead of the interests of wealthy white liberals, it would be marching in the streets over this betrayal:

With national unemployment hovering around 10 percent and black male unemployment at a staggering 17.6 percent, it's just not true that undocumented workers are doing the jobs that we won't do. ...

“I don't believe there are any jobs that Americans won't take, and that includes agricultural jobs,” says Carol Swain, professor of law at Vanderbilt University and author of Debating Immigration. “[Illegal immigration] hurts low-skilled, low-wage workers of all races, but blacks are harmed the most because they're disproportionately low-skilled.”

For their efforts, African Americans were paid a median household income of $32,000 in 2007. In the same year, the median household income for illegal immigrants was $37,000.

Problem is, the NAACP sells out its supposed constituents as much as the Republican and Democratic parties do. They help big business ship in cheap, exploitable labor, and hush up critics with assurances that the Latinization of America is the new face of the Civil Rights Revolution.

Flags of the Rebellion

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Here is a shot from a christening ceremony we hosted last August for an offshore deepwater platform we built. We put on display flags from all states that contributed.

Note flags from Alabama, NC, Texas and of course, the correct Georgia flag – which I insisted on, to some controversy.

BTW – this project created about 2000 jobs over a 2 year period and pumped roughly $1 billion dollars into the local economy (without bailout or stimulus funds, thank you). We invited a whole slate of politicians to the christening from the Gov. on down. The highest ranking one that showed up was the mayor of Ingleside, TX, the local crossroads where the fab yard was located.

Our slogan was “Built in America, by Americans, for America” I guess we should have worked “Hope & Change” in there if we really wanted the politicos to show.

Robert, in Houston, Texas.


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More phony conservatism

Here's the headline: Nation’s Top Conservatives Will Sign Philosophical Declaration of War against Big Government.

And here's the hype:

The nation's top conservative leaders will gather Wednesday at Collingwood in Alexandria, Va.—a property that was once the site of George Washington’s River Farm—to sign a document organizers are calling the Mount Vernon Statement. It is designed to signal that a united and resurgent conservative movement is declaring philosophical war against the big government and moral relativism advanced by the nation’s liberal cultural, academic and political establishments.

Sounds great! But when you read the actual statement, you have to feel like a kid who was expecting a pony on Christmas only to get a gerbil. Yeah, the site uses a digital sheepskin design and a fancy script to give the document, and hence the signers, the impression of being somehow connected with the Founding Fathers. However, mixed in with vague promises to restore limited government and individual liberty is this deal breaker:

It supports America’s national interest in advancing freedom and opposing tyranny in the world and prudently considers what we can and should do to that end.

Wait -- they're demanding that DC do what it's already doing? What DC calls "advancing freedom" around the world has been a disaster for OUR freedom. The Mount Vernon Statement is just more propaganda using the language of conservatism to justify the Neocons' "global democratic revolution," which will inevitably lead to even more big government, crippling deficits, and the further erosion of our liberties.

If the signers of the Mount Vernon Statement wanted to restore the vision of the Founders, they would've invoked George Washington's warning to avoid "overgrown military establishments which, under any form of government, are inauspicious to liberty," as well as Adam's observation that America "goes not abroad, in search of monsters to destroy."

What a let-down! The over-hyped Mount Vernon Statement is the political equivalent of Comet Kohoutek and Al Capone's secret vault.

Voters' support for incumbents hits historic low

Speaking of tremors:

Just when you thought Congress couldn't reach a new low, it did.

Only a third of US voters think their Congress members have earned the right to get sent back next year -- a record-low number, a poll released yesterday shows.

Thirty-four percent of voters queried think members of the House and the Senate ought to be re-elected -- while an astonishing 63 percent were in favor of throwing the bums out, the new CNN poll showed.

That's the worst performance for Congress in the history of the network's polling -- the latest red flag for the floundering Democratic leadership as it heads into an anti-incumbent voter wave just eight months before the midterm elections.


Sounds like the natives are getting mighty restless.

States of Rebellion

Another blow to the Fed's ruinous monopoly:

South Carolina Rep. Mike Pitts has introduced legislation that would mandate that gold and silver coins replace federal currency as legal tender in his state.

As the Palmetto Scoop first reported, Pitts, a Republican, introduced legislation this month banning "the unconstitutional substitution of Federal Reserve Notes for silver and gold coin" in South Carolina.

In an interview, Pitts told Hotsheet that he believes that "if the federal government continues to spend money at the rate it's spending money, and if it continues to print money at the rate it's printing money, our economic system is going to collapse."

"The Germans felt their system wouldn't collapse, but it took a wheelbarrow of money to buy a loaf of bread in the 1930s," he said. "The Soviet Union didn't think their system would collapse, but it did. Ours is capable of collapsing also."

Everyone feels the warning tremors, but few want to admit that DC's spiralling debt is pressing ever harder on the fault lines.

Deficits are out of control. Jobs are harder to find. DC won't stop the flow of cheap immigrant labor. There's only one possible outcome.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

5-point plan for improving American education

From The Other McCain:

Every child liberated from the swirling cesspool of public education is a victory. Better a teenager should be in juvenile detention than in a public high school. Not that there is any meaningful difference, but at least the juvenile delinquent has no illusions about being a prisoner of the state.

So if this new program lets smart kids skip two years of high school, that’s a tremendous improvement — a small step toward the abolition of the entire infernal apparatus. A simple plan:

* Fire all the teachers.
* Sell all the school buildings, buses and other equipment at public auction.
* Return the saved revenue to the community in the form of tax cuts.
* Pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting any future government involvement in education.
* Laissez-faire and best of luck.

Just think of how many young minds will be liberated from government indoctrination!

The 17th Amendment

I don't share the author's optimism that repeal of the noxious 17th amendment would restore liberty, but there's no doubt its passage boosted the power of the central government and further eroded State sovereignty:

Until 1913, when the 17th Amendment was ratified, the citizens of the states elected U.S. senators indirectly: Voters elected the state legislators, and they in turn selected U.S. senators. From 1913 onward, voters have directly elected U.S. senators in statewide elections.

This change has led to a number of negative results, including

-Vastly increased federal power and vastly decreased state, local, and personal authority due to the state governments losing their representation in the federal government;

-The domination of Senate elections (and legislation) by forces outside of the particular states wherein elections are being held, e.g., out-of-state donations, political party operatives, and campaign consultants; and

-A decline of the influence of individual voters and small, local associations of voters over who is selected to be a senator from their state.

Under the 17th’s statewide electoral system, the individual voter is small and isolated, only one out of thousands or, in many cases now, millions of voters casting ballots. His influence in the election is marginal.

In fact, the 17th amendment was just part of the centralizing agenda of the Progressives and Nationalists. Restoring liberty will require a more comprehensive approach.

Comment of the day month year decade!

"Gosh, did we even remember to check fully into English law before we left in 1776?" -- faithful reader D. V. Arminius regarding "Scalia: There Is No Right to Secede"

Quote of the day

"The major change that the Left has undergone over the last 30 years is the replacement of an economically-oriented socialist persuasion by a multicultural one. Up until the 1960s, the Left invoked Marxism or some more diluted, gradualist road to socialism. The present Left, by contrast, accentuates lifestyle radicalism. It even urges the state to punish those who hold reactionary moral views. The updated Left plays down such old-style socialist goals as nationalizing productive forces, and it favors the market when commerce can be used to break down regional and national barriers and to achieve cultural diversity." -- Paul Gottfried

Scalia: "There Is No Right to Secede"

Antonin Scalia is a Supreme Court justice, so whatever he says must be true. When asked if an individual State can reclaim the powers it delegated to the Federal government, he's pretty clear:

If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, "one Nation, indivisible.")

So that's how legal issues are resolved! But if that's true, I wonder how Tina Turner managed to divorce Ike after he resolved their issues with his fists.

Flags of the Rebellion


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Old Rebel,

I call this picture of my home in Augusta, GA, "Snowy Day in Dixie". I wish I had the First National Flag flying in this pic instead, but it is on order and while it should be here soon, it'll miss the snapshot in the snow. Nonetheless, the GA flag is, gratefully, that flag, and it will always (unless they tamper with it some more and render it unrecognizable, as they are wont to do) fly from my home in support of states' rights.

Deo Vindice,

Jon


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A Return to Country


What's behind the renewed interest in Country music? It's a search for roots, for the authentic -- for the real. And as the author of this piece says, that renewed interest is affecting more than just music:

But, it isn’t only in music and films that the essence of country is felt. People grounded in the earth are appearing everywhere. The Minute Men resort to civilian vigilance of their land, refusing to give it up without a fight. The grassroots Tea Party movements, mocked as fake Astroturfs by their detractors, insist on keeping their country authentic. Massachusetts residents voted for a senator belittled for his own down-to-earth pick-up truck, who promised to preserve some of the real America. Even Sarah Palin is on the ticket to restore love for country and land.

Country’s entry into more mainstream slots shows that ordinary Americans are rejecting the impersonal and uninspiring. They are searching for concrete and elevating examples of the world around them. Words, images and ideas reflecting this are taking precedence. It is not clear if this will last, but the showstopper country rendition of “America the Beautiful” by The Zac Brown Band at the Grammys gives room for optimism. Zac Brown sings of a real place in his other Grammy performance “Chicken Fried”: “And my house it’s not much to talk about/ But it’s filled with love that’s grown in Southern ground.”

Why has Country music surged back with such unexpected vitality? It's the tonic we need in a time when all the promises of Modernism crumble before our eyes. Our heads and lives have been stuffed with the straw of abstraction. "Universal" rules have long been assumed to be superior to culture, tradition, and beloved old ways. Cosmopolitan detachment was supposed to replace natural affection for the sights, smells, and sounds of the places we grew up in.

We've overdosed on the virtual. We've withered away, spiritually, socially, and emotionally. Malnourished on a forced diet of the abstract, the universal, and the multicultural, we have reached the point where we can no longer do without that which makes us human. No wonder we're witnessing a resurgence of loyalty to community, heritage, and land. No wonder independence movements based on historical bonds are redrawing the world map, and have finally shaken the stagnant, overgrown bureaucracies of the 20th-century megastate.

Country music -- which is really Southern music -- has become the anthem of homecoming.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

News report on Ed Sebesta's anti-SCV effort

Well, the mainstream media reacts to Ed Sebesta's latest attempt to get the Sons of Confederate Veterans with this biased video report.

Is this objective journalism? Is it professional? We link -- you decide.

Flags of the Rebellion


The 3rd National flies in the background. I built the monument to honor my Ancestor.

J.C. Tatum
First Company Richmond Howitzers


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States of Rebellion, cont'd

Kansas joins in:

Legislation that gives Washington, D.C., a tongue-lashing was approved Thursday by the Kansas Senate.

The resolution calls on the federal government to “cease and desist” from giving states onerous mandates. If it is passed by the House, the resolution will be sent to President Barack Obama and other federal leaders.

It demands that Washington repeal existing mandates and respect Kansas’ sovereignty under the 10th Amendment, which reserves for the states any rights not delegated to the federal government.

Supporters note that while the resolution can’t force Washington to do anything, it sends a message for Kansans upset with health care reform, gun control, abortion rights and immigration policy.

This is a good start. But it's only a start, and at this point, it's only symbolic. The Federal government will continue to impose those hated policies mentioned above until the people of the States take real action -- and that means reclaiming control over our State Militias.

Something new in America

Remember when peaceful assembly and open discussion were considered American virtues?

Yeah, me, too. But such quaint behaviors belonged to a time when tolerance was an unconscious courtesy we extended to the opinions of fellow countrymen. In multi-cultural America, that's been replaced by a self-congratulatory attitude of support for demographic and social revolution combined with confrontation of traditional norms -- and aggression against those who fail to conform to the new ideology. Here's the latest example:

A couple of weeks ago I heard that the hotel in the Washington, D.C. area where the biennial American Renaissance conference had been scheduled this month had backed out as a result of charges or threats made against the conference by some leftist group, and that AR had then found another hotel in the same area. The name of this second hotel was not going to be revealed to attendees until the day of the conference, in order to avoid the name leaking out. I had thought of posting something on the intensifying tactics of intimidation being used by the fascist left in this country, but hadn't gotten around to it.

Then today came this stunning news. The AR conference has been completely canceled

Here is the e-mail that conference registrants received from Jared Taylor:

Dear AR conference registrant,

We regret to inform you that today, February 15, the hotel at which we planned to hold the conference canceled its contract with us. Hostile callers phoned the hotel and threatened employees with death. One was specifically warned, "If you hold this conference I will go in there and shoot you." Hotel management reported these threats to the police but felt it had no choice but to cancel.

We had backup possibilities, but all have fallen through, so we will not be holding the February 19-21 conference.

Over at the Southern Poverty Law Center blog, the namesake of the Heidi Youth celebrates this silencing of dissent, and even acknowledges the death threats against hotel employees.

I wonder how many of those terrorized hotel employees were Hispanic? How many were black? Does it matter to the SPLC or the multicult thugs?

The groups taking responsibility for closing down the American Renaissance conference include the "antifa" One People's Project and the North Eastern Federation of Anarchist Communists. This isn't the first time the SPLC has praised left-wing totalitarians. And I doubt it will be the last.

So how do you like multicultural America so far?

North Korea celebrates leader Kim Jong-il's birthday

Flowery praise and politically correct speech dominate the news in authoritarian North Korea on the occasion of Kim Jong-il's birthday:

North Korea has been holding birthday celebrations for its leader, Kim Jong-il, who, with the military, holds a firm grip on the country.

Officials praised Mr Kim's leadership, but in contrast to tough talk last year also called for dialogue with the West.

The birthday, one of North Korea's most important public holidays, was marked by synchronised swimming displays, a flower festival and gifts of sweets to children.

Poetry recitals also took place at Mr Kim's official birthplace, although he does not attend any of the events himself.

Officials gathered to praise Mr Kim as "peerlessly brilliant", say reports, but the usual stark denunciations of the West were missing.

Strange how familiar that all sounds. Seems like only yesterday ...

In a speech followed by a wide-ranging question-and-answer session Monday, Davis -- a professor of history who has been focusing on Lincoln for the past decade -- spoke about Lincoln’s ambition, spirituality, prowess as a military leader, and other aspects of the man and his presidency.

He focused on three major aspects: Lincoln’s stature as a powerful, athletic, adventurous young man, in comparison to the lined, sorrowful, careworn figure he became in popular image; his willingness to take chances, in contrast to his cautious, careful image; and his hard work at self-education.

Oh, wait -- it WAS only yesterday.

Monday, February 15, 2010

States of Rebellion

Another State takes action in the face of DC's refusal to control the border with Mexico:

The Arizona Senate has approved a sweeping bill to strengthen immigration enforcement laws.

The measure passed the Senate 17-13. Scottsdale Republican Carolyn Allen joined Democrats in opposing the measure sponsored by Mesa Republican Sen. Russell Pearce. It now goes to the House.

Pearce's bill would ban police departments from adopting policies that prevent officers from asking people about their immigration status.

The bill also would make it a state crime to be in Arizona illegally or to transport or conceal an illegal immigrant. And it seeks to curb day-labor employment by making it a crime for an illegal immigrant to solicit work in a public place or for anyone to hire someone from a vehicle.

Our best chance to preserve what's left of our country is in the State legislatures.

"Mistaken" Foreclosure Or Felony Criminal Conduct?

The banksters are so tight with DC, they think they can push Americans around with impunity:

Charlie and Maria Cardoso are among the millions of Americans who have experienced the misery and embarrassment that come with home foreclosure.

Just one problem: The Massachusetts couple paid for their future retirement home in Spring Hill with cash in 2005, five years before agents for Bank of America seized the house, removed belongings and changed the locks on the doors, according to a lawsuit the couple have filed in federal court.

Anti-SCV petition to President Obama

This petition to President Obama is circulating among the usual leftist circles, and is reportedly receiving numerous signatures. Here is what the petition demands:

... in addition to ending the practice of sending a Presidential wreath to the Confederate memorial in Arlington Cemetery on Memorial Day, I ask you to revoke the SCV’s participation as a recognized charity in the Combined Federal Campaign, deny the SCV permission to host events for the United States Army, and prevent the SCV’s future involvement Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) programs in America’s high schools.

The sponsor of this petition, Ed Sebesta, is already on record of advocating that members of the SCV, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and League of the South be excluded from serving on juries.

Here's the web site of one of the signers of this petition.

Clinton says U.S. fears Iran is becoming a military dictatorship

Yeah, let's focus on the loss of freedom in faraway Iran. That way, the rubes won't notice how America is turning into a military dictatorship.

US Communist Party cheers Obama's agenda

Check out this reaction from the CPUSA to Obama's State of the Union address:

Politics is an art as well as a science. And part of that art includes knowing when to advance and when to retreat. Last night President Obama didn't retreat, but he didn't advance the people's agenda to the degree that was possible and necessary. He roused the nation, but he didn't hit the high note.

We would probably have to go back to Franklin Roosevelt to find a president who has the trust of our nation's multi-racial, multi-national, male-female, young and old working class as President Obama does.

But the people's trust has to be constantly renewed - and on the basis of practical performance, on the basis of systematically fighting for the crying needs of the American people. This president can be a transformative leader (he has that potential in my view), but only if he embraces and fights for a transformative agenda.

By "transform," Mr. Webb means "reconstruct what's left of America into a globalist, multicultural, soviet socialist republic."

I don't know about you, but this tells me it's time to take part of what's left and get out while the getting's good.

Flags of the Rebellion


I have attached a picture of my home on Memorial Day of 2008. I live about 20 miles from Boston, MA (long story), and dream of my Old Virginia home everyday. Thanks for your blog. Several Yankee neighbors this day stopped to inquire of the flag and I was more than happy to elaborate on it.

Richard


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Obama Making Plans to Use Executive Power

What does a Commander-in-Chief empowered to do whatever is necessary in the name of "national security" do if the legislative branch fails to enact needed bills? He rules by Executive Orders, that's what:

With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.

Mr. Obama has not given up hope of progress on Capitol Hill, aides said, and has scheduled a session with Republican leaders on health care later this month. But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading into the midterm campaign.

“We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues,” said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.

Had Bush threatened to enact his agenda by fiat, the leftists would've screamed bloody murder, just as conservatives are now. But let's remember how conservatives backed Bush when he assumed near-dictatorial powers in the name of protecting us from Islamomeanies.

"But that was clearly within Bush's duty to protect our national security!"

C'mon. Global Warming is a national security issue. Health care reform is, too. The First Lady recently announced that childhood obesity is a national security concern because the Empire needs trim foot soldiers for its endless wars.

Both parties magnify government power, to the cheers of their constituents. And as government gets bigger, the people get smaller.

When will we learn?

Cheney: Allowing homosexuals in the military "the right thing to do"

Listen to the lefties at "Think Progress" gasp and coo in approval as Darth Cheney endorses the Homosexual Agenda:

Cheney’s argument that Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Michael Mullen’s statement that repealing the policy is “the right thing to do” because it is an expression from the military leadership that they “can do it” puts him in stark contrast with Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). ... Additionally, Cheney’s endorsement of the policy change isn’t entirely surprising. After the Bush administration left office, Cheney revealed that he supported same-sex marriage on the state level.

Neocons and liberals share a vision: Two men sit together in California operating a remote-controlled death drone in Pakistan. They wear each other's wedding rings.

NC LS Winter 2010 Conference & Nathaniel Macon Institute

From the North Carolina League of the South page:

"155 Years of Big Business & Big Government: The Myth of a Conservative Republican Party"

Saturday, 27 February 2010, Burlington, NC

Allred Banquet Room, K&W Cafeteria, Burlington, NC. Exit 143 off I-40/85. Our host hotel is the Ramada Inn & Conference Center, Burlington. For reservations and rates, please call 336.227.5541.

Admission $10 per person, $15 husband & wife (payable at the door)

This Nathaniel Macon Institute (NMI) will focus on the provocative question of the Republican party being conservative in its political beliefs---and in practice throughout its history. The American South, since the socialist takeover of the Democrat party in the 1940's and 50's, has been a steadfast supporter of the Republicans as it has been believed that the party stood for government limited by the chains of the United States Constitution. Our fine array of speakers will certainly bring an insightful analysis for us to hear. All attendees are encouraged to bring writing materials for notes and ample time will be proved for Q&A with presenters. Members are asked to bring at least one guest.

NC LS Conference/NMI Schedule:

11:00AM-11:10AM: Welcome Remarks, Bernhard Thuersam, State Chair
11:00AM-11:15AM: Introductions, Dr. Tom Minsel, NMI Director
11:15AM-12:15PM: "Mad About Sarah," Michael C. Tuggle, LS Board Member
12:15AM-1:30PM: Dinner on your own, K&W, Open Forum Discussion
1:30PM-2:30PM: "The GOP's False Choice," Jason Crawford
2:45PM-3:45PM: "Myth of Republican Conservatism," Steve Kropelnicki
3:45PM-4:00PM: Discussion & Closing Remarks, Bernhard Thuersam, State Chair

Directions:

The K&W Cafeteria and the Ramada Inn are located in Burlington, just off Interstate 40/85 at Exit 143. At the end of the exit ramp, turn right (from east), then immediately turn left at the first traffic light. Both can be seen from the Interstate.


For information, contact NC LS State Chair Bernhard Thuersam at bernhard1848@att.net

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Flags of the Rebellion


I'm thinking of making this a regular feature. What do y'all think?

Old Rebel,

I'm attaching a picture I took today in the snow. People need to see the flag of the sovereign state of North Carolina. I am a Vietnam veteran who is disgusted at what this country has become. I did not fight for a government that is now at war with its own people. That's the only way you can describe a government that exports our jobs, and brings in foreigners to take what's left.

To me, the state flag is the most defiant symbol you can display, because it is the symbol of the real source of political power, and that is the power of the sovereign states. The criminals in Washington DC are in contempt of that power, and I will not fly the flag of the central government ever again.

The Confederate flag is ok, and I have no problem with it, but the Confederacy is no more. However, as the Tea Party rebellion has shown, modern day secession is a real possibility, and is the only way out of the mess we're in.

I read you every day, and am encouraged by the message you bring.

Jack


Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Friday, February 12, 2010

Banned!

Talk about petty.

The escalating feud between left-Neocon Charles Johnson and patriotic conservatives has been both entertaining and instructive. As I've warned for some time, the big-government Neocons have nothing in common with American patriots; indeed, they're really mortal enemies -- and the resulting venom between the two camps proves my point.

So, I continue to check in on Johnson's blog from time to time. One of his postings last week featured a Daily KOS/Research 2000 poll showing Southerners supported dumping DC by a greater margin than in other regions, which I quickly linked to. I sent Johnson a hat tip thanking him for pointing this out.

And how did he respond? The last time I clicked on his blog, I got this:


I was banned from Little Green Footballs! Not just banned from submitting comments, but banned from accessing and reading it! How childish can a grown ponytailed man be?

Now I'll never again be able to admire his endless photos of seagulls. Or appreciate the irony of CJ featuring the work of a poet so admired by paleoconservatives, he's featured on Conservative Heritage Times.

Though deprived of this invaluable resource, I resolve to blog on anyway ... somehow.

Secession in the Air

Pat Buchanan examines the secession talk that's spiced up the current political debate. His analysis of why it's happening now is right on target:

What called the Tea Party into existence?

Some are angry over unchecked immigration and the failure to control our borders and send the illegals back. Some are angry over the loss of manufacturing jobs. Some are angry over winless wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Some are angry over ethnic preferences they see as favoring minorities over them. ...

The secession taking place in America is a secession of the heart — of people who have come to believe the government is them, and not us.

Add to DC's demographic reconstruction of America the ongoing assault on our traditional rights and liberties. This government-backed revolution is what so many Americans find intolerable, to the point where we're finally finding our voice.

Pat's phrase, "a secession of the heart" says much -- it's the first step toward the actual restoration of self-government. As we realize just how alien and uncaring our handlers in DC have become, we begin to take that vital first step.

And what do our clueless masters in DC do to restore confidence in a corrupt, inept government? They issue a new penny.

Southern music break

Hey, it's Friday, y'all! Time to escape from the insanity a few minutes. Here's "The Old Unreconstructed" by Waylon Jennings:


I rode with old Jeb Stuart, and his band of Southern horse,
And there never were no Yankees, who could meet us force to force.
No they never did defeat us, but we never could evade,
Their dirty foreign politics, and cowardly blockade.

Well we hadn't any powder, and we hadn't any shot,
And we hadn't any money to buy what we ain't got.
So we rode our worn-out horses, and we ate on plain cornmeal,
And we licked em where we caught em, with Southern guts and steel.

We sunk the ship at Sumter, and we broke her plumb in two.
We showed them bully Yankees, just what we aimed to do.
At a little creek called Bull Run, we took their starry rag,
To wipe our horses down with, and I ain't here to brag.


My wife and I saw Waylon in concert in Greensboro, North Carolina back in the early '80s. What a stage presence! And what a show! Billy Swan and Jessi Colter (Mrs. Waylon!) joined him on stage. We were such big fans, we named our daughter after Waylon's wife.

Here comes the global-debt-bomb explosion

Here's what DC has wrought: economic anarchy, thanks to taxpayer subsidies of politically connected big business that shields these greedy bastards from their own mistakes. And when it hits, we'll know it -- and so will many others:

The Big One is coming soon, bigger than the 2000 dot-com crash and the 2008 subprime credit meltdown combined. A huge market blowout. And as Bloomberg-BusinessWeek predicts: "The results won't be pretty for investors or elected officials."

After the global-debt bomb explodes don't expect a typical bear correction followed by a new bull. Wall Street's toxic pseudo-capitalism is imploding. Be prepared for a massive meltdown. Yes, already the third major bubble-bust of the 21st century, triggered once again by Wall Street's out-of-control Fat Cat Bankers. And it's dead ahead.

Only small-scale local economies can sustain us when this ugly beast escapes.