Saturday, July 31, 2010

Arizona Legal Battle Has Just Begun

Governor Jan Brewer of Arizona promises to appeal Judge Bolton's ruling "all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court."

That's nice. But what happens after she says "pretty-pretty please" to the Federal government and it still says no? Would that mean the people of Arizona do not have the right to defend themselves from invasion?

Will Washington's Failures Lead To Second American Revolution?

The growing number of people who now recognize the malignancy of the central government is almost overwhelming. And the two men writing this piece in Investors.com are heavy hitters. Ernest Christian is an attorney who was a deputy assistant secretary of the Treasury in the Ford administration. The co-author is economist Gary Robbins, who served at the Treasury Department in the Reagan administration. Ignore the superfluous flattery of Bush and focus on the core message, which is that we've come to the point where it's time to take action:

The Internet is a large-scale version of the "Committees of Correspondence" that led to the first American Revolution — and with Washington's failings now so obvious and awful, it may lead to another.

People are asking, "Is the government doing us more harm than good? Should we change what it does and the way it does it?"

Pruning the power of government begins with the imperial presidency.

Too many overreaching laws give the president too much discretion to make too many open-ended rules controlling too many aspects of our lives. There's no end to the harm an out-of-control president can do.

Of course, it's the power of the office that's enabled both Bush and Obama to wreak the damage they've done. So lopping off a few branches isn't going to fix anything; the problem with the Federal government is systemic.

It's time to dump DC.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Deadliest month in Afghan war

Americans are getting a little tired of seeing that headline.

Southern Music break

Woooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Time to celebrate the land we love. Who could do that better than Phil Harris & Johnny Cash with "That's What I Like About the South"?



Won't you come with me to Alabamy
Let's go see my dear old Mammy
She's fryin' eggs and boiling hammy
That's what I like about the South

Well it's way, way down where the cane grows tall
Down where they say "Y'all"
Walk on in with that Southern drawl
'Cause that's what I like about the South

What DO those flags mean?


Yesterday, we posted the dramatic video of Latino activists blocking the entrance to the Phoenix jail, and noted the Cuban and Mexican flags waving defiantly in the faces of the deputies guarding the jail. I commented that that act symbolized what's really at stake in the battle over Arizona's immigration law. Flags count, as Samuel Huntington has observed. Remarking on the "sea of Mexican flags" at a pro-amnesty rally in Los Angeles in 1994, he wrote,

In the post-Cold War world flags count and so do other symbols of cultural identity, including crosses, crescents, and even head coverings, because culture counts, and cultural identity is what is most meaningful to most people. People are discovering new but often old identities and marching under new but often old flags which lead to wars with new but often old enemies.

So this exchange between pro-amnesty blogger Stephen Lemons and former Arizona state Senate majority leader Alfredo Gutierrez, who organized the protest and was one of dozens arrested, should command your attention:

Before he was pinched, I asked Gutierrez why people were still willing to do civil disobedience when District Court Judge Susan R. Bolton had gutted the most odious parts of SB 1070 on Wednesday, while still allowing the rest of the law to go into effect today.

"We're not protesting the law," Gutierrez told me. "We're protesting the climate of hate in Arizona. That's going to proceed. The people who proposed this law are still governing us. And they are still at this very moment meeting in some dark cellar, concocting new schemes...to oppress our community."

Yes, let's read that again: "The people who proposed this law are still governing us." Is SB 1070 about sharing the American dream, or is it about a clash of civilizations? Here's Lemons again, describing the violence at yesterday's protests:

Water bottles were hurled at the deputies. The crowd taunted them with cries of "Nazis," and "F**k Arpaio." Latino deputies were called "vendido," which translates roughly to "sellout."

Latino-Americans enforcing the law of their adopted land are "sellouts" to those who object to the fact that "The people who proposed this law are still governing us." Clearly, the aim is to wrest control of Arizona from the present majority.

Yes, flags count. Remember that the next time you see a Mexican flag flying in your community.

Churchill Heir Describes Mission to End the USA

DumpDC today features this interesting article on Texas secession:

On July 20, Executive Intelligence Review (EIR) reporter Anton Chaitkin interviewed Jonathan Sandys (pronounced “sands”), Winston Churchill’s great-grandson and a representative of the Churchill family. Sandys moved to the United States in 2008 at age 33, married a Texan, and set up the Churchill’s Britain Foundation in Houston in 2009.

Chaitkin phoned Sandys after viewing LPAC-TV’s Monday OTC of Sandys’ speech at a meeting of the Clear Lake (Texas) Tea Party, in which he urged the secession of Texas from the United States.

Sandys told Chaitkin that he has been interested in the breakup of the United States since moving to Texas. He has met several times with Texas Governor Rick Perry, who has suggested that Texas could secede.

In light of the demographic and economic trends analysed in the previous two pieces, it looks like we have a definite trend toward the resumption of self-government in the Lone Star State. I wish the good folks of Texas the best -- I really do -- but I swear, if Ed Sebesta in Dallas gets to secede before I do -- well, the Old Rebel will be pretty angry:

A New War Between The States

A few years ago, the only people who talked about secession were the academics who founded the League of the South and perhaps a couple of hundred romantics who dreamed of pulling the plug on the DC Empire and replacing it with human-scaled nation-states. Their only outlets were either papers too scholarly for the general public or web sites too amateurish to be taken seriously.

My how times have changed.

Here's Joel Kotkin writing in Forbes:

Generally speaking, states in relatively good economic shape are concentrated in an economic "zone of sanity" across the vast Great Plains. They are also in the least "fiscal peril," according to a recent Pew study. Not surprisingly, these states see little reason to extend federal power and increase taxation in order to bail out their more profligate counterparts.

To a large extent these states, according to Pew, are also the ones willing to reform their pension and other spending to keep down costs. Significantly, strong pension reforms have been enacted in some hard-hit sunbelt states--such as Nevada, Georgia, New Mexico and Arizona--which appear to be following the fiscal model of the zone-of-sanity states.

In contrast those states most favorable to a more powerful Washington are often the ones suffering the worst fiscal situations. They also seem least willing to solve their structural budget issues. Free-spending, poorly managed states like New York, California, Michigan, Oregon and Illinois--all of which are controlled by the president's political allies, need massive federal largesse to pay their bills without ruinous tax increases or painful cuts. Some localities in these states could become the Greeks of late 2010 as they head inexorably toward defaults.

Which leads to Kotkin's powerful conclusion:

Over the past decade America's population and enterprises have been shifting away from the unionist strongholds. Once depopulating states like Kentucky and the Dakotas are enjoying net in-migration from the rest of the country. Texas gradually threatens to supplant California as the leading destination for the young and ambitious.

This suggests that after the 2010 census we could see something of a neo-confederate majority in Congress.

Need something to motivate you and inspire hope for a return of liberty? Read the whole thing.

KUHNER: Should Arizona secede?

As we expected, the Federal government has ruled that you can't oppose the Federal government. More important, and also as we expected, a Federal judge's ruling against the people of Arizona has inspired more concerned activists and commentators to look to the primary principle of the Declaration of Independence for relief from an increasingly hostile and alien Federal government. From the Washington Times:

Mr. Obama's decision to sue Arizona is a betrayal of his constitutional oath to secure our porous border. The administration's spin is that the "border has never been more secure." It points to an influx of Border Patrol agents and more resources devoted to enforcement technology. Yet the reality remains: Aliens continue to cross every day. Arizona is home to more than a half-million illegal immigrants. Phoenix has become the kidnapping capital of America. Mexican drug lords order contract killings on Arizona sheriffs. Violent crime is pervasive. Instead of helping the people in need of protection, Mr. Obama is in effect siding with the lawbreakers.

The ruling also prevents the state from defending itself; it is unilaterally disarming the people of Arizona in the face of a dangerous enemy. The federal government has shown repeatedly that it is unable and unwilling to secure the border. The Arizona law has the overwhelming support (70 percent) of Arizonans (as well as Americans).

Jeffrey Kuhner agrees Obama has created a constitutional crisis, a crisis that leaves the people of the States with few alternatives:

Arizona is where the old republic will stand or fall. It is showdown at high noon. Either America returns to its constitutional system based on real federalism, states' rights, individual liberty and decentralized power, or it continues to slide toward the darkness of a socialist superstate. Washington - with its swollen bureaucracy, imperial arrogance, rampant corruption and dangerous detachment from ordinary citizens - is despised and distrusted by many Americans. A secession of the heart is taking place - a profound alienation from the liberal ruling class.

We can either surrender our right to exist as a people, as a civilization, or we can fight. As Kuhner concludes:

In the future, many states - including Arizona - may decide they have no other option but to break away from the union. The choice is becoming starkly apparent: devolution or dissolution.

If you want to surrender, there are numerous safe and convenient options. For those who choose instead to resist, you can start by clicking here.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Protesters taunt SWAT


Fired up after their huge court victory against Arizona's border security law, Latino activists block the entrance to the county jail in Phoenix. Some stick their fingers in the deputies' faces, and others brandish Mexican and Cuban flags (note the image of communist hero Che Guevera -- something the announcer does not mention).

What we're seeing here isn't a protest for immigrant rights; it's a raw act of intimidation. It's a message to the gringo: "We won and you lost." The image of Che should give us an idea of what their ultimate victory will look like.

Rush Limbaugh caller sees secession as only answer

From RushLimbaugh.com:

RUSH: Joe in St. Louis, welcome to the EIB Network. Great to have you here, sir. Hello.

CALLER: Rush, I know that you've always told us you'll let us know when.

RUSH: Yeah.

CALLER: I want to know where we can go. I don't want to be part of this anymore. And Snerdley asked me, "What do you mean by this?" We don't have a country anymore. We don't have a nation of laws anymore. It doesn't matter who passes a law. The people in Nebraska, whatever, passed the immigration law, the city council overruled them. It doesn't matter what the people in Arizona do. I want out. This is worse than being in a bad marriage. I want out. If Arizona or Alaska would secede, I'd be there in a second. I'm ready. I can't take this anymore.

RUSH: ... The answer to this, Joe -- and there is an answer to it. The answer to it is to elect conservatives.

That's the answer! Forget secession! Instead, elect REAL conservatives, candidates who will assure you they're REAL conservatives. Like, you know, George W. Bush, and John McCain, and Lindsey Graham, who'll confront supporters of amnesty and won't be afraid to say -- oh, wait a minute ...

League of the South statement on Arizona

Imagine that! A federal judge ruling in favor of the federal government in a case against a State! But that’s what you can expect when there is no impartial arbiter to determine matters of constitutionality.

The League of the South, the premier Southern nationalist organization, encourages the sovereign State of Arizona to either 1) nullify the decision of U.S. District Judge Susan Bolton that removed the teeth from Arizona’s immigration law, or 2) begin immediately to prepare the State for secession from a union in which the compact has been broken by the general (federal) government. Anything less will not be sufficient to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the citizens of Arizona.

Read the whole thing here.

(Tasty) Flags of the Rebellion


Click on image to Texas-size!

From one Old Rebel to another. Thought you'd like my birthday cake. I love my wife, I think she understands me! Dixie Dennis

My, that looks good! Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Afghan army struggles with ethnic divisions

This doesn't make any sense at all:

Despite ethnic quotas and recruiting drives, the Afghan army is still dominated by northern minorities who were oppressed by the Taliban. Nearly all Taliban are ethnic Pashtuns. Although many Pashtuns, the country's biggest ethnic community, are not connected to the Taliban, the rift between northerners and the southern Pashtuns runs deep.

But -- diversity is supposed to make everything "better stronger faster," whether we're talking about a business, a street gang, a girl scout troop, or a nation. For some reason, the magic doesn't seem to be working in Afghanistan.

This raises a troubling question -- if diversity doesn't work in foreign policy, is it possible it might not work domestically?

Nah! It'll work. We just have to trust our leaders.

Anti-enforcement groups celebrate Arizona victory

The militant multicults know they won big yesterday when a Federal judge gutted SB 1070, technically leaving the law in place. This reaction was typical:

Although district court Judge Susan R. Bolton did not enjoin Arizona Senate Bill 1070 in its entirety this morning, she cut the heart out of the state's discriminatory "papers, please" legislation, leaving its zombie-like corpse bloodied but still standing.

This is what one protestor thought about the people of Arizona:


This flag is wrong on so many levels it hurts. For one thing, Nazism was a militaristic brand of socialism. Nazis launched aggressive wars against neighboring countries -- and Arizona is not invading anyone, instead, its people are the victims of an invasion backed by the government of Mexico, with mucho help from Fifth Columns in the US government and globalist big business. Enforcing border security does not define Nazism.

Also, this man probably hadn't heard about the Federal judge's ruling and what it means.

So let's update his protest flag:


There. Fixed it.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Charlotte sells itself as ‘new American city’

I guess being a "New South" city wasn't politically correct enough to convince the Democrats to hold their convention here.

Federal judge blocks key part of Arizona immigration law

Mexico and Big Business win another one:

A federal judge has blocked Arizona, at least temporarily, from enforcing a key section of its new immigration law, MSNBC reports.

NBC's Pete Williams says U.S. District Court Judge Susan Bolton has enjoined the state from requiring police to inquire about the immigration status of anyone they reasonably suspect was in the country illegally, MSNBC reports.

Is peaceful nullification next? Or is secession the only option? Stay tuned!

The real point of the anti-SB 1070 protests


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

I've long maintained that it's not a quest for "racial justice," whatever that means, that motivates white multicults. Instead, it's the same personality disorder that defines all fanatics, from John Brown to Jim Jones, and that's the burning desire to prove one's moral superiority to others. What fuels that desire? Self-hatred.

Stephen Lemons, the pro-open borders "Feathered Bastard," makes it pretty explicit in this invocation urging fellow multicults to "raise freakin' hell" in Phoenix on July 29th, when SB 1070 goes into effect:

There will be plenty of opportunities to get your activism on over the next few days, and even be arrested, which, with the right kind of crowd, will get you treated like a Medal of Valor recipient.

Seriously, how do you treat people who got arrested during the Civil Rights Movement? One day, you too could be able to tell your youngins about how you put your body on the line to stop a racist law that was backed by an army of ignorant rednecks led by neo-Nazi-huggin' state Senator Russell Pearce.

So here's a run-down of some of the activism that will ensue. Get off your duff, be a part of history, and go growl at some toothless pro-SB 1070 hillbillies, because you know they'll be out there.

That's the real point: Get out there and show off your superiority to those "ignorant rednecks" and "toothless hillbillies." You'll feel soooo much better about yourself. And that's who it's really about -- you.

Voters say take action against sanctuary cities

I'd say the people of this country are just about fed up with the Feds -- and this story is just the latest case in point:

A majority of likely voters say the federal government should take legal action against cities that provide safe havens to illegal immigrants and cut federal funds to so-called "sanctuary cities," a Rasmussen Reports survey shows.

The survey, released Tuesday, said 54 percent support legal action against sanctuary cities and 60 percent support withholding federal funds from the jurisdictions.

Critics of sanctuary cities say the Justice Department is acting unfairly by not pursuing such cities for breaking the law while taking legal action against Arizona for instituting state measures against illegal immigration.

How about that? We DO still have backbones!

Senate Approves $60B for Afghanistan Surge

Our certifiably insane Congress just approved expanding a war that nearly everyone recognizes is hopelessly unwinnable.

More lives will be crushed, more rage and retaliation will be incited among Muslims everywhere, but instead of lashing back immediately, they will hide and plot and strike back at an unsuspecting American population for decades to come. However, the money borrowed to prop up the appearance that Obama's "tough on terror" is a sure thing -- it will have to be paid back to ever more anxious creditors, who fear they've entrusted their investments to morons.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Oops!

Your fumble-fingered blogmeister accidently deleted at least six good comments tonight. I apologize. Blogging, unlike paper publishing, is supposed to be a back-and-forth exchange. But a ham-fisted blogger can gum up the works sometimes.

Arizona Hotels Thriving Despite Boycotts Over Immigration Law

Instead of the spendthift Congress passing expensive (and useless) stimulus packages, the people of the sovereign States should instead pass their own versions of Arizona's SB 1070 to rev up local economies:

Recent data compiled by a market research group show hotel bookings across the state -- as well as in tourism hot spots Phoenix and Scottsdale -- have been on the rise the past two months.

The numbers could dispel warnings from local officials that Arizona stands to lose a fortune and dampen the chances that cities and organizations will be able to compel the state to reverse its immigration law by choking its economy with a sanctions-style business boycott.

"Fundamentally, the boycotts have been unsuccessful," said Barry Broome, president of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council.

Looks like La Raza's boycott of Arizona has been about as effective (and laughable) as the NAACP's boycott of South Carolina. Love it!

MS-13 gang member gets death sentence

This should keep the leftist agitators agitated for some time. There's something here for all of them -- whether they're opposed to the death penalty, in favor of floodtide immigration, or are looking for an opportunity to teach dumb gringos about misunderstood Latino cultural norms:

Alejandro Umana, an MS-13 gang member, was sentenced to death Tuesday for the December 2007 murders of two brothers.

Umana, 25, had been found guilty in April by a federal jury of killing the brothers in a restaurant in Greensboro. He also had been found guilty of conspiring to extort money from Charlotte drug dealers to increase MS-13's revenues, and of intimidating witnesses to prevent them from cooperating with authorities investigating the murders.

Prosecutors said Umana killed the two men to maintain MS-13's reputation and to advance his position in the gang's criminal enterprise.

As Umana entered the courtroom, his legs shackled and hands cuffed, he smiled. Then, turning to the audience, he said, "Hola!"

According to the Greensboro Daily News, Umana killed the brothers because they "disrespected" his MS-13 symbols. That's a Salvadorian thing -- you wouldn't understand.

Quote of the day

"The culture so dramatically symbolized by the Southern redneck [is] the greatest inhibitor of the plans of the activist Left and the cultural Marxists for a new kind of society altogether." Senator James Webb

In case you were wondering why they hate us.

Mexico condemns Staten Island hate crimes

I'll say this -- it's nice that some governments care about their citizens:

The Consulate of Mexico last night “strongly condemned” the latest assault of a Mexican immigrant in Port Richmond and expressed “profound concern for the recent surge” in attacks on Mexican immigrants on Staten Island.

The victim — a construction worker who has lived in the U.S. for the past 20 years
— was on his way to a deli after playing soccer at Faber Park when police say he was assaulted by five black men yelling racial epithets.

Obama, who's suing to block Arizona's SB 1070 because it would hurt relations with Mexico -- never mind the safety of Arizonans -- will probably invade Staten Island.

Thousands of graves could be mislabeled at Arlington National Cemetery

No surprise here -- the Pentagram doesn't care about throwing lives away, or taking proper care of the wounded -- so why should it care about the dead? Fox reports:

At a news conference Monday in Columbia, Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill said the number of burial site errors could be much higher because the Army report was limited to a small section of the cemetery.

McCaskill called the growing scandal a matter of "heartbreaking incompetence" and said the military has spent more than $5.5 million over seven years in its unsuccessful attempts to computerize the cemetery's burial records.

Loyal reader Dutchy writes:

First thing we should do when we are free of them is exhume our Confederate dead there and bury them in hallowed ground!

Liberating Tolerance and the Twilight of Free Speech

Here's a look at the ideological justification for silencing critics of multiculturalism:
The tactics of Students for a Democratic Society that resulted in the shutdown of Tom Tanredo's speech at UNC Chapel Hill caused shockwaves all across the political spectrum. Critics from the Right and Left decried the actions of the ragtag gang of would-be brownshirts who thought it proper not only to unfurl a banner in front of Tancredo while he was speaking, but also to break windows and pull the fire alarm all in the name of stopping "hate." The North Carolina executive director of the ACLU called the video of the shutdown "chilling" and said the protestors' actions amounted to "de facto censorship."

You'll definitely want to read the entire piece. It's well done and insightful -- and a little scary. Bottom line: Expect to see more leftist thuggery from the SDS and other multicults.

Monday, July 26, 2010

The Tea Party Remains Captive to PC

Elizabeth Wright shows that the Tea Party's acceptance of leftist concepts and definitions undermine its ability to resist big government. A must-read!

Here, I make a similar argument, that leftist control of the modern political vocabulary allows leftists to win their battles before they're fought.

Missouri vote on ObamaCare

On August 3rd, the people of Missouri will consider the Health Care Freedom Act. It isn't a referendum on the legality of ObamaCare, nor is it an attempt to nullify this lurch toward socialism, but is at least an opportunity for voters to sound off on this unconstitutional budget-buster:

The Health Care Freedom Act is fairly straightforward. It would prohibit any individual or employer from being penalized for not buying government-defined health insurance. The Missouri attorney general must be prepared to protect Missouri citizens from any overreaching of federal control over health care and has the authority and responsibility to defend any citizen prosecuted for not buying federally mandated insurance.

Look for more popular resistance on this and other DC usurpations.

Confederate Veteran online

I just stumbled upon this little treasure trove of the Confederate Veteran magazine. You can view the archives as images or as text (some of the images are hard to read). Enjoy!

How to Lose an Empire

Economics author Eamonn Fingleton compares the decline of the Ottoman and DC empires. He concludes that "we are witnessing probably the fastest economic implosion of any major nation in history. By comparison, the pace of Ottoman decline was gentle indeed."

Folks, that landing is going to be rough -- at least, for those who stay on board.

Has anyone else noticed the explosive interest in secession, imperial decay, nullification, and local sovereignty? When I first joined the League of the South, such topics were scorned as "out-of-touch" by "respectable" folks in politics and punditry. Now, those who think we can continue expanding big government by borrowing from Communist China are the ones who're REALLY out of touch.

"What is your back-up country?"

In an article entitled, "When Will the U.S. Go the Way of Rome?" Bill Frezza wants to know

What will it take to make most people realize that the grand American experiment is tottering on the brink? The destruction of their life savings? The nationalization of vast industries? The high seas teaming with pirates? A humiliating military defeat at the hands of primitives in a far off land?

Of course, Southerners already have an answer to the first question.

Quote of the day


"You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious." Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ok, he was talking about the Mos Eisley spaceport, but it's applicable to DC, too!)

Diversity and the Myth of White Privilege

Senator James Webb, the author of Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America, argues it's time to end "affirmative action."

If Kosovo can legally secede from Serbia, what's to stop Mexifornia leaving the United States?

Those darned Brits! Always asking embarrassing questions -- like this, for example:

If Kosovo can unilaterally secede from a sovereign state quite legally, as the World Court has now ruled, where does it leave the rest of the world’s unstable multi-ethnic states?

What about Iraq, for instance, where the Kurdish region in the north has been self-ruling for 20 years? The Kurds are the largest nation without a state, and certainly deserve one.

And, as someone I follow on Twitter pointed out, what if a Hispanic-majority California voted to secede from the United States? What justification could the US government then use to stop them? Because the black, white and Asian minorities won’t like it? Tell that to the Serbs, buddy.

The Mexicans have a greater historic claim to California than the Albanians do to Kosovo, which until the last quarter of the 19th century had a Serbian majority.

Problem is, the high and the mighty in DC think they can tell the rest of the world to live according to certain standards, smugly confident those standards don't apply here -- "American exceptionalism," you see. However, as the author points out, while the Serbs may lose Kosovo due to the "Wag the Dog" war waged by Bill Clinton, maybe in "a few years they’ll get their revenge by being the first country to recognise La Rep├║blica de Mexifornia." Ha!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Migrants sell up, flee Arizona ahead of crackdown

Self-deportation -- it works! And the Treason Lobby said resistance to their master plan was futile!

Former war supporters abandon the Neocon agenda

Wow. Last week, Ann Coulter slapped the grin off Bill Kristol's face, famously declaring she could no longer support the Afghanistan War: "But now I hear it is the official policy of the Republican Party to be for all wars, irrespective of our national interest."

Thursday, World Net Daily's Joseph Farrah, who once seemed to think any sacrifice was worth it to counter the fearsome threat of "Islamo-Fascism," confessed this in his regular column:

For the life of me, I cannot begin to understand our objectives in either Iraq or Afghanistan any more.

Because I appreciate the sacrifice our men and women are making over there, it is with a heavy heart that I make this proclamation. But enough is enough. We have spent over $1 trillion on these two wars and spilled far too much American blood.

Today, the heel-clicking Day by Day cartoon, which once cheered on anything the government did in the name of anti-terrorism, denounced Obama for using the domestic spying powers that Bush and Cheney bequeathed to the office of Temporary Dictator.

We've been sounding that alarm for some time. The ultimate threat to our liberty is not big-government Democrats or big-government Republicans -- it's big government.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

On the Coming Fall of the American Empire

It is extremely gratifying to see the League of the South's message receiving validation from so many different sources. Our core message, that the US has become an empire that is intrinsically hostile to liberty, security, and prosperity, was once regarded as fringe, but is now mainstream.

Daniel McCarthy's review of American Empire: Before the Fall, is just the latest example. The author, Bruce Fein, is a conservative who served as associate deputy attorney general in the Reagan administration. Fein argues that liberty cannot survive in a regime committed to perpetual war. As McCarthy observes:

Militarism and the expansion of executive power that comes with it pose a deadly internal danger to our political system; they are the antithesis of what the Founders envisioned for America.

Fein presents the documentation showing that the Founders intended that the United States remain free by avoiding a standing military and shunning foreign alliances. In the past disastrous decade, Americans have been sold an alternate history that presented the Founders as paleo-Neocons, and were falsely assured that conservatism and militarism are friends, when in fact they are mortal enemies. It's good to see gifted writers striking back with passion and logic.

Another Sebesta masterpiece

Ed Sebesta, author, self-described "Leading National Researcher on the Neo-Confederate Movement," and all-around crank, has a new book entitled "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader." His latest blog entry attempts to promote that book and attack the United Daughters of the Confederacy. But then, everything Ed Sebesta does is an attempt to smear the UDC.

The post, Tennessee UDC praises the KKK and Anglo-Saxonism, is supposed to be a devastating revelation about the UDC:

In 1928, “The South in American Life and History,” by Fannie Eoline Selph was published. In the front piece it is described as “An effort of the Nashville Chapters of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, approved by the Tennessee Division, to present the true spirit and achievements of the South’s civilization through the different periods of her history, …” Selph makes clear that the achievements of the Klan are the achievements of the Confederate veterans and a triumph of Anglo-Saxon supremacy.

In Sebesta's squirming mind, defending white culture is THE unforgiveable sin, and he imagines he's unearthed evidence that completely and forever condemns the UDC to everlasting shame. What he's actually done, however, is to once again demonstrate his utter lack of historical background. His collaborator on "The Confederate and Neo-Confederate Reader," James W. Loewen, is a sociologist, not a trained historian. (But that hasn't stopped Loewen from writing history textbooks. He had to sue to force the State of Mississippi to use one of them.)

Rather than demonstrate that the UDC held uniquely unenlightened views of blacks and the KKK, Sebesta and Loewen have only documented that the ladies of the UDC held beliefs shared by most people at that time, including the educated and powerful.

Woodrow Wilson, for example, wrote this about the Klan:

"The white men were roused by a mere instinct of self-preservation ... until at last there had sprung into existence a great Ku Klux Klan, a veritable empire of the South, to protect the Southern country."

Wilson regarded blacks as an "ignorant and inferior race" that benefited from segregation. He once said this to a black leader from Boston:

Segregation is not humiliating, but a benefit, and ought to be so regarded by you gentlemen. If your organization goes out and tells the colored people of the country that it is a humiliation, they will so regard it, but if you do not tell them so, and regard it rather as a benefit, they will regard it the same. The only harm that will come will be if you cause them to think it is a humiliation.

Theodore Roosevelt also expressed the racial attitudes prevalent at that time. As president, he once stated, "As a race, and in the mass, [blacks] are altogether inferior to the whites." Teddy also agreed with his era's policy of forced segregation: “All reflecting men of both races are united in feeling that race purity must be maintained.”

So what was the UDC of the early twentieth century guilty of? Apparently, of living in the early twentieth century.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Charles Johnson skillfully defeats Charles Johnson

How does he do it? The man is a genius, I tell you! Back in the fun days of the Neocon Wars, when W the Magnificent was strutting around in his, uh, enhanced flight suit, the Lizard King cheered on American power as it whupped Muslim butt in Afghanistan and Iraq. And back then, Charles agreed that the Islamization of the West was an evil to be resisted, as he argued in his post entitled One Third of Muslim Students OK with killing for Islam. In his post Radical Islam Marches in London, he warned that Muslims in the West supported their fellow Muslims rather than the Western nations they lived in.

Lately, however, he's dropped his former pretense that the Neocon Wars were aimed at keeping the West Western. Today, he's claiming Pam Geller's “Stop the Islamization of America” is guilty of "increasingly open bigotry." He ends his post with this show-stopper:

Now that high profile conservative figures like Sarah Palin are also endorsing hatred of Muslims and not-so-veiled calls for violence, decent Americans need to make their voices heard. The so-called “anti-jihad” movement has metastasized into something ugly and hateful.

Violence. Right. What do you call it when you cheer on the invasion of nations that had not threatened us that wipes out a million innocent people?

Apparently, invading Muslim nations is okey-dokey, but trying to defend one's civilization is bad, bad, bad. Got it.

Note to conservatives who supported the Neocon Wars: You were used. You were fooled into thinking these illegal wars were about protecting America, including its traditional culture of liberty. They weren't; they were about expanding the Empire's reach and power at home and abroad. Out liberty is significantly diminished, and the Neocons are using their power to complete the globalization of America.

As Separatists Welcome Int’l Court Kosovo Opinion, US Insists it’s Not Applicable Elsewhere

Yesterday's announcement that the UN ruled in favor of Muslims in Kosovo declaring independence from Christian Serbia has, as predicted, inspired other peoples seeking self-determination.

But the powers that be are stubbornly -- and inconsistently -- maintaining the ruling doesn't apply anywhere else:

Supporters of Kosovo’s independence, including the Obama and Bush administrations, maintain that it is a “special case” that sets no precedent.

“This was a set of facts unique to Kosovo,” State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said Thursday. “The court was applying these facts. We don’t think it’s applicable to any other situation.”

Sounds to me like somebody's worried about their high 'n mighty positions.

Thanks to Earl for the heads up!

Southern Music break

Wooooo-hoooo! It's Friday, y'all! Jeff asked for June Carter Cash doing a medley of Wildwood Flower and The Road to Kaintuck. And she's backed up by some fella you may have heard of.

The U.S. has Lost All Credibility

DC's disastrous and short-sighted policies are dragging us down with it. Here's how bad it is:

The United States political and monetary authorities have lost ALL credibility in the eyes of the world ever since the crisis hit and for very good reason. The main reason we are still held on life support is so that China can go out and buy up all of the world’s resources while the dollar still has value (and they allow us to bury ourselves) and we have a strong military. We can see the loss of credibility in the fact that we went to the G20 talking about more stimulus and were rebuffed. So when the crisis first hit all other nations defended our system and currency but now I think all nations are going to focus on what is best for them and believe me it will NOT be what is best for us.

Fortunately, there are life boats on the Titanic.

Obama team's panic over losing whites

Why did the O-Team over-react in the Shirley Sherrod case? As Pat Buchanan explains here, it's because Obama's afraid of losing even more white votes.

The Southern Poverty Law Center - A Special Report

A comprehensive guide to DC's outsourced Grand Inquisitors.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Congress Ranks Last in Confidence in Institutions

How low can they go? Guess we'll have to wait until the next poll to find out. In the meantime:

Gallup's 2010 Confidence in Institutions poll finds Congress ranking dead last out of the 16 institutions rated this year. Eleven percent of Americans say they have a great deal or quite a lot of confidence in Congress, down from 17% in 2009 and a percentage point lower than the previous low for Congress, recorded in 2008.

Next question: How low does this failed institution have to go before the American people toss it into the Dempster Dumpster of history? How can 535 career politicians claim to represent the interests of 310 million increasingly divided people?

Secession is legal, says UN -- at least for Kosovo

Well, this is puzzling:

Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008 did not violate international law, the international court of justice (ICJ) said today in a groundbreaking ruling that could have far-reaching implications for separatist movements around the world, as well as for Belgrade's stalled EU membership talks.

The long-awaited ruling - which the court took up after a complaint to the UN from Serbia - is now likely to lead to more countries recognising Kosovo's independence and move Pristina closer to entry into the UN. At present, Kosovo's statehood is backed by 69 countries but it requires more than 100 before it can join the UN.

Announcing the decision, the court of justice president, Hisashi Owada, said international law contains no "prohibition on declarations of independence".

I don't get it. The Serbian Constitution outlaws secession. In fact, Kosovo is specifically described as an "integral part of Serbia."

Here in the DC Empire, we're told by our betters that secession is illegal because the Constitution doesn't explicitly grant that right to the people of the States. In fact, the phrase "to form a more perfect Union" is supposed to imply a perfect, eternal consolidation of all into the mystical One.

Or something like that. I never did learn to read between the lines the way government supremacists do.

I suspect the real reason the globalists in the UN supprt Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence goes back to the fact that Serbia sees itself as a vanguard of Western, Christian civilization. Here are other pertinent items in the Serbian Constitution that probably riled the globalists:

- Marriage in Serbia is defined as a "union between a man and a woman."

- Serbia explicitly dedicates itself to "European values and standards."

- Worst of all, in this age of government takeovers of health care, financial services, and auto manufacturing, Serbia's commmitment to private property and repudiation of its socialist past had to grate on those who see the future as belonging to an alliance of big business and big government:

Only private, corporate and public property is acknowledged; social assets cease to exist and shall be transferred to private owners.

However, this anti-Serbian ruling could come back to haunt the globalist dead-enders because it gives a major boost to independence movements throughout the world, from Tibet, to Scotland, to Padania, and to Dixie.

Vindicated for Removing Saddam

Those rootin'-tootin' uber-patriots over at Front Page are at it again! Their latest contribution to DC's quest for eternal war and bigger government is to claim George W. Bush was right to break the UN Charter and invade Iraq. Below are quotes from the article, with certain phrases highlighted:

- [Saddam] "had the ability to quickly produce weapons of mass destruction, and the will to use both against its enemies."

- The Duelfer Report, the final assessment of the Iraq Survey Group, states that a former Iraqi intelligence officer testified that the M16 Directorate “had a plan to produce and weaponize nitrogen mustard in rifle grenades and a plan to bottle sarin and sulfur mustard in perfume sprayer and medicine bottles which they would ship to the United States and Europe.” The plot was not launched because of an inability to get the ingredients for the weapons.
[Oh, really, killer perfume sprayers? Using cutting-edge weaponry from World War I?]

- The ISG confirmed that dual-use facilities had “assets that could be converted for BW [biological weapons] agent production within 4 to 5 weeks after the decision to do so.” One site had the ability to “provide the core of an alternative break-out capability…perhaps within 2 to 3 weeks.” Furthermore, Iraqi intelligence operated “a set of undeclared covert laboratories to research and test various chemicals and poisons, primarily for intelligence operations” and Iraq “intended to develop smallpox and possibly other viral pathogens.”

- The first director of the ISG, David Kay, also raised the point that corruption was extremely high in the Iraqi government, leading to a strong possibility that terrorists could purchase weapons from officials.


That's right -- Saddam could've done this and he might've done that. It reminds me of an old joke about a pacifist reporter grilling a three-star general who's training Boy Scouts how to use guns:

Interviewer: "Don't you admit that this is a terribly dangerous activity to be teaching children?"
LTG Reinwald: "I don't see how, we will be teaching them proper range discipline before they even touch a firearm."
Interviewer: "But you're equipping them to become violent killers."
LTG Reinwald: "Well, you're equipped to be a prostitute, but you're not one, are you?"

But the last justification for invading Iraq is my favorite:

- These facts bolster the case for removing Saddam Hussein without even mentioning the possibility that WMDs went to Syria.

That's so mind-numbingly moronic it hurts my head to consider that people actually believed it at the time. Imagine you're a power-mad dictator who "continues to possess and conceal some of the most lethal weapons ever devised." So what do you do when an army of 466,985 foreign troops sits within firing range in next-door Kuwait ready to invade your country with the expressed aim of deposing you? Why, naturally, you get rid of your only means of stopping them. Of course. Are we supposed to believe Saddam was saving his super-weapons for some special occasion?

How stupid are we?

Stupid enough to believe the same people who now want the overstretched and plain flat broke US to invade Iran. One of the commenters on the Front Page article made this perfectly clear:

"In a post-9/11 world, the threat that Saddam Hussein posed could not be tolerated—and the world should know why."

Then how could an Iran with nuclear weapons be tolerated in a post 9/11 world?

The answer is it can’t! Iran must be stopped at all cost, and the USA and not Israel must lead the charge. If Saddam represented a threat that couldn’t be tolerated, then Iran represents a far greater threat than Saddam ever could.

Heaven help us.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Obama Approval Drops To Lowest Point Ever

The headline above reminds me of an old joke from the Simpsons:

Marge: Homer, this is the dumbest thing you've ever done!
Homer: Marge, you've said that so many times that it's lost its meaning.

Before you send that check ...

...better check out the facts! Did you know:

- Americans have lost over $100 million on Nigerian scam emails. Source: James Caldwell, of the Secret Service financial crimes division.

- The Southern Poverty Law Center has assets of $170,240,129. Source: Charity Navigator, which gave the SPLC only two out of four stars in its overall rating. Charity Navigator gave the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) four out of four stars.

Flags of the Rebellion


This young lady totes her country's flag during the Hunley burial April 17th, 2004, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Hillary in 2012? The Clintons and secession

Which presidential candidate will spark more secessionist backlash, Obama (who's done much for our movement) or Hillary? The Hill's Pundit Blog argues Hillary's the one:

Bill Clinton’s presidency (or priesthood) advanced the two original American secession movements of our time, The League of the South and the New England Confederation, both of which were supported by academics of major universities like Emory and Duke. The New England Confederation retired itself when George W. Bush came into office. It then morphed into the Second Vermont Republic and found original support from George Kennan and John Kenneth Galbraith. This year it fields 10 certified and credible candidates for state offices. Bumper stickers that read, “Vermont, first to secede” are now common up here.

Since February 2009, when New Hampshire state Rep. Dan Itsey proposed a state sovereignty resolution against the Obama bailouts based on Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions, more than 30 state sovereignty and 10th Amendment movements have advanced across the country. The cat is out of the bag. Secession today — to paraphrase H. Rap Brown — is as American as apple pie. If Hillary is elected president the Southwest will secede.

Decisions, decisions.

Tensions rise at Wake County school board meeting; 19 arrested

Never mind that voters elected school board members who shared their widespread weariness with a sprawling, wasteful, and counter-productive busing system. Never mind that black literacy and drop-out rates have gotten worse since forced busing. All that matters to these folks is a rigid ideology that demands obedience:

Nineteen people, including the head of North Carolina's NAACP chapter, were arrested Tuesday as advocates confronted the Wake County school board, which voted to move away from a decade-old policy of busing students for diversity.

The Rev. William Barber, who was banned from the gathering after a trespassing arrest at a board meeting last month, was again taken into custody along with two others outside the Wake County schools administration building in Raleigh shortly before the board's meeting began.

Sixteen other people were arrested after screaming and unrest erupted during a public comment period of the meeting.

Yeah, their cause is so pure and noble, they have to violently disrupt school board meetings to force others to do what THEY think best. Meanshile, their non-violent supporters can only regurgitate Pavlovian responses to the imagined benefits of busing:

George Ramsay, a white former student body president of Enloe High School, said it was necessary to keep the diversity policy in place to prepare students for an increasingly connected world.

"It is shortsighted to ignore the way students like me have been enriched by diversity," Ramsay said.

As we said: Never mind the facts of busing's actual effect on its victims -- all that matters is the holy rhetoric of Civil Rights mythology.


"We must pursue Diversity!"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Obama's latest ally: Evangelicals

No good can come of this:

Evangelical groups in recent weeks have become key players in the Obama administration’s efforts to get immigration reform moving in Congress. And while they have largely couched their arguments in moral terms or with references to biblical teachings, top leaders acknowledge another important reason:

Latino immigrants, legal and illegal, represent fertile prospects for proselytizing.

Buried deep in the article is this little land mine:

Another area of potential tension involves the religious conservatives’ steadfast opposition to recognition of same-sex relationships in any immigration reform bill.

What if Obama promises not to touch the (unconstitutional) Defense of Marriage Act in exchange for evangelical support for amnesty? Illegal aliens get citizenship, Obama gets 20 million new Democratic voters, the Federal government gets an endorsement of its political supremacy over the once-sovereign States, evangelicals get new members, and America gets Latinized.

Everybody wins!

Afghans AWOL From Texas Air Base had help

They got away thanks to their BMWs.

“You’re Too White. Go Back to Europe.”



The Brown Berets crash a pro-SB 1070 rally in California to inform the protestors that "This is America. Go back to Germany. Go back to Europe. This was Mexican land, and this is still Mexican land." The fireworks begin at 1:50 in.

A Radical Proposal for Airline Security

What's the best thing we can do to improve the "no-fly" list? Trash it:

Americans have a constitutionally protected right, recognized by the Supreme Court, to travel freely. They also have the right not to be subject to unreasonable searches and other government intrusions. But in the blind pursuit of safety, we have swallowed restrictions on travel and infringements on privacy we would never tolerate elsewhere.

The no-fly list is a punishment in search of a crime. As Richard Sobel, a director of the Cyber Privacy Project and a scholar at Northwestern University, points out, it inflicts a penalty without a trial or any other form of due process.

Spy boss: UK terror threat surged after Iraq war

This is so obvious, only an ideology-blinded Neocon can't see it.

The invasion of Iraq led to a huge surge in the terrorist threat to the United Kingdom, the former head of MI5 said today.

Giving evidence to the official inquiry into the war, Baroness Manningham-Buller said that the service had struggled to cope with the number of plots emerging in the aftermath of the invasion in 2003.

"Our involvement in Iraq radicalised, for want of a better word, a whole generation of young people - not a whole generation, a few among a generation - who saw our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as being an attack on Islam," she said.

Consider:

A year after Spain sent troops to support the US invasion of Iraq, terrorists bombed the Madrid subways, killing 191 people and wounding 1,800.

In July, 2005, two years after Britain joined in the US-led invasion against Iraq, terrorists attacked the London subways, killing 52 and injuring 700.

So -- is Manningham-Buller right? Has increased interference in the Middle East made the West safer or less safe?

Who you gonna believe, Bloody Bill Kristol's flowery op-eds, or hundreds of dead bodies?

Progressives cozy up to big business

Talk about a marriage of convenience! Leftists and global big businesses realize the real enemy is the Middle Class -- a traditionalist, patriotic, and conservative speed bump slowing down the campaign to erase borders and the traditional societies once protected by secure borders. From TruthDig:

Among the most powerful interests backing immigration reform are the conservative, capitalistic U.S. Chamber of Commerce, fast-food restaurant chains and big agribusiness firms.

I know many reformist progressives may be offended by the idea of working with companies that send artificially fattened beef and chicken breasts to the chefs of fast-food America, but for financial reasons of their own—mainly cheap and plentiful labor—big business has long been a strong advocate of liberalizing immigration laws.

Such capitalists are among the strongest allies of civil rights groups seeking a path toward citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants in the United States. If you believe corporate America runs the United States—and I do—then legislation liberalizing immigration laws is very much alive despite the xenophobic ranting of the right-wing anti-immigration mob.

The great truth progressives have started to realize is that those bad, bad people who say they only want to preserve their country and way of life actually suffer from an irrational fear of foreigners. The enlightened ones and their sponsors in big business are teaming up to achieve shared goals, starting with delegitimizing Middle-Class opposition to amnesty for illegal aliens. The left can give a happy face to the dirty business of depriving Americans of their jobs so more easily exploited aliens can replace them.

Everybody wins!

Georgia Primary Elections today!

To folks in Georgia: If you're sick and tired of an unconstitutional, wasteful, intrusive Federal government, there's an alternative for governor. Check out Ray McBerry!

Hunting animals is bad


More sanctimonious idiocy from the 'net.

Monday, July 19, 2010

You want racial hatred? Here's some racial hatred!

UPDATED BELOW!



This is from the NAACP's 10 March, 2010 "Freedom" Banquet. The speaker is Shirley Sherrod, the State Director of the USDA for Georgia. She brags to a receptive audience that she didn't feel motivated to assist a white farmer who came to her for help. Instead, she referred him to a white lawyer so "his own kind" could take care of him.

Imagine for a second that a white conservative government official told an amused all-white audience he'd treated a black that way, and a video of that talk appeared on YouTube for the world to see and hear. I can just see the veins popping out of Jesse Jackson's forehead.

Think the SPLC would have something to say about that? Think they'll say anything about this?

UPDATE: The Agriculture Department announced Monday that Sherrod had resigned. "There is zero tolerance for discrimination at USDA, and I strongly condemn any act of discrimination against any person," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said in a written statement.

THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE STORY! Not until the NAACP disavows its own OFFICIAL racial hatred.

A hidden world, growing beyond control

Bush & Co. accelerated our descent into a police state, and Obama has enthusiastically carried on Bush's policies. This investigative report reveals just how bad things are -- and why it's only going to get worse:

The top-secret world the government created in response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has become so large, so unwieldy and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs, how many programs exist within it or exactly how many agencies do the same work.

A quibble: The Patriot Act, the assault on the Bill of Rights, and the metastasization of Federal power weren't in response to 9/11; 9/11 was just a convenient excuse.

Obama approval ratings drop -- but look where it's worst

Here are the latest Gallup poll results of Obama's approval ratings. Looks like the Great Uniter is really the Great Divider:

East 52%
MidWest 46%
West 48%
South 41%

White 38%
Nonwhite 67%

Clearly, there's only one thing to do. Pass Amnesty!

62% say US does not have the consent of the governed

The amazing thing is that 23% think the US DOES have the consent of the governed. What planet do these people inhabit? The "consent of the governed" died in 1865. How can there be consent to a government that will kill you if you try to leave it?

The banks come first, the people come last

Goldman Sachs, AIG, and Wells Fargo all made the headlines recently for illegal activities WE, the sheeple, will end up paying for. Ready to get your blood boiling? Read this, and you'll know why we refer to the executives of these criminal enterprises as banksters.

"Can TEXAS succeed from the united states of america?"

I absolutely hate user's forum help sites, where desperate customers resort to posting tech questions to each other, hoping that someone knows the answer. More and more companies are going to that twisted notion of tech support for their hapless customers, finding it cheaper than providing trained employees who can give customers actual tech support. The resulting answers on these "do-it-yourself" sites range in quality from fair to laughably useless.

A similar trend is growing among non-commercial sites aimed at hobby, business, political, and other special-interest groups.

Here's an example from a site called Online10. The question is the one posed in the title of this post, "Can TEXAS succeed [sic] from the united states of america?" I was still reeling from the mangled grammar when this "answer" (second from the top) smacked me in the brain:

I didn’t read your essay since it was so long but Texas could not thrive as an independent nation. It is land locked and would not be able to export/import without going through the US. Travel in and out of Texas would be very difficult since anyone leaving would have to go through the US. It is possible but not likely.

Heaven help us. I can forgive someone for not knowing that Texas was once an independent nation, but it's more difficult to forgive someone who doesn't know that and still presumes to answer online questions about Texas as if he knew what he was doing. However, there's no forgiveness possible for someone who doesn't even know basic geography.


Hey, professor, what's that funny blue stuff on the southeastern side of Texas? Hmmm.

Now we see just how informed opponents of secession really are.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

John Edwards Scandal Will Become a Film

My first thought is, Why would anyone want to see this? But maybe the sordid story of John Edwards' fall is worth watching:

Writer and producer Aaron Sorkin, best known for the T.V. series “The West Wing,” will make his debut as a director with a film version of “The Politician.” Edwards should be doubly alarmed as Sorkin has a reputation as a hard core director on his TV projects.

“This is a first-hand account of an extraordinary story filled with motivations, decisions and consequences that would have lit Shakespeare up,” Sorkin said in a statement. “There’s much more to Andrew’s book than what has been reported, and I’m grateful that he’s trusting me with it.”

“The Politician,” written by ex-Edwards aide Andrew Young, details how Edwards tried to keep his affair and pregnant mistress, Rielle Hunter, a secret.

Shakespeare? Maybe the movie version could be "Love's Labour's Lost." Or "The Comedy of Errors." How about "Much Ado About Nothing"?

One thing for sure -- "All's Well that Ends Well" is out.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Reconstructed conservatism

I've laughed before at Andrew Sullivan's claim to be a conservative (see here, for example). In addition to supporting Open Borders, he calls for same-sex "marriage" as part of his new and improved version of conservatism. He supported the Neocon Wars as wars of homosexual liberation.

David Frum, who accused paleoconservatives of being "unpatriotic conservatives" because of their opposition to the Neocon Wars, has been guest-blogging for Sullivan this week. While there, he decided to help Sullivan re-define conservatism. Here's his first draft:

A reality-based, culturally modern, socially inclusive and environmentally responsible politics that supports free markets, limited government and a peaceful American-led world order.

We can guess what Frum means by "socially inclusive." And that last part, by the way, endorses empire -- as big as big government can get. Now we can see just how alien, un-American, and anti-conservative these people really are.

The return of dirt roads

They're not calling them that, of course -- the correct name is "gravel roads." But the trend is real, whatever you want to call it. Local governments are so strapped for cash, they can't afford to repave many rural roads. From the Wall Street Journal:

In Michigan, at least 38 of the 83 counties have converted some asphalt roads to gravel in recent years. Last year, South Dakota turned at least 100 miles of asphalt road surfaces to gravel. Counties in Alabama and Pennsylvania have begun downgrading asphalt roads to cheaper chip-and-seal road, also known as "poor man's pavement." Some counties in Ohio are simply letting roads erode to gravel.

The go-go, spend-spend lifestyle has come to a screeching halt.

Quote of the day

"I am a child of the South. Janet Napolitano tells me I need to be afraid of people who are labeled white supremacists but I was raised around white supremacists. I am not afraid of white supremacists. I am concerned about my own government. The Patriot Act did not come from the white supremacists, it came from the White House and Congress." Cynthia McKinney

Friday, July 16, 2010

The Fall of Obama

Don't get too excited by the title -- because, as Alexander Cockburn explains, Obama's fall is in tandem with America's fall:

Americans this summer are frightened. More than 100,000 of them file for bankruptcy every month. Three million homeowners face foreclosure this year. Add them to the 2.8 million who were foreclosed in 2009, Obama’s first year in office. Nearly 7 million have been without jobs in the last year for six months or longer. By the time you tot up the people who have given up looking for work or the people on part time, the total is heading toward 20 million.

Fearful people are irrational. So are racists. Obama is the target of insane charges. A hefty percentage of Americans believe that he is a socialist, a charge as ludicrous as accusing the Archbishop of Canterbury of being a closet Druid. Obama reveres the capitalist system. He admires the apex predators of Wall Street who showered his campaign treasury with millions of dollars. The frightful catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico stemmed directly from the green light he and his Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar, gave to BP.

It is not Obama’s fault that for 30 years, America’s policy under Reagan, both Bushes and Bill Clinton has been to export jobs permanently to the Third World. The jobs that Americans now desperately seek are no longer here in the homeland and never will be. They’re in China, Taiwan, Vietnam, India and Indonesia.

That's the message the League has been trying to communicate since it was founded: We are being betrayed, but it's not just the "liberal" Democrats, and it's not just the country club Republicans -- it's the entire rotten Federal system that's selling us out. (Yes, Saint Ronald of Reagan is on that list, too.) That's why we have to save ourselves, because no one in DC is going to do it for us. But we're not going to save ourselves until we grasp the predicament we're in.

Look who's talking

Pat Buchanan lays into the corrupt, useless, washed-up NAACP over its demand the Tea Party repudiate charges of racism. Political put-downs don't get any better than this:

If discrimination means favoring people or opposing people based on race, two questions arise. Is that not pretty much the job description of the NAACP? And when has the tea party advocated hirings, promotions or school admissions based on race?

Remarkable. In the black community, the jobless rate is 15 percent, the dropout rate is sometimes 50 percent, the illegitimacy rate is over 70 percent, nearly a million black Americans are in jail, prison or juvenile detention – and the NAACP is passing resolutions denouncing some guys carrying signs portraying Obama as The Joker.

Biff! Bam! Pow!

The excerpt quoted above only gives you a taste of the real thing. Read it all, and savor every word.

Southern Music break

Here's something a little different for your Friday Southern music break. In this video from The Boot, Jewel pulls an elaborate trick at a karaoke bar:


You may remember Jewel from Ride With The Devil. She played the love interest to Tobey Maguire's character, a Confederate guerilla fighter (Bushwhacker). (The movie's version of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, Kansas, provides some of the movie's most powerful and unforgetable images.)

Arator

From the Abbeville Institute,

The Institute is publishing a web journal called Arator. The word means the cultivator and was inspired by John Taylor's book of the same title. When Jefferson was once asked when he was going to write his political philosophy he is said to have replied that John Taylor had already written it. In Taylor and Jefferson are foundation stones of the Southern tradition and it is that agrarian, decentralist tradition, broadly conceived to include the whole of culture, that the journal seeks to cultivate.

Give State legislators the power of Nullification

Here's a worthwhile project for local liberty activists. This Utah movement aims to put a copy of Dr. Thomas Woods' Nullification into the hands of every Utah government official. From the web site:

How fitting that the idea for this project came to me on Independence Day weekend—a day after the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence being signed, and the day before the anniversary of the traditional celebration.

The idea is simple: buy a copy of Tom Woods’ book Nullification for every Utah state legislator (just over 100 of them).

The total funds raised will be used to purchase the books and mail them to each legislator. Any leftover funds will be used to purchase copies of the book for Utah’s federal delegation, state executive leadership (Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, etc.), Utah Supreme Court justices, etc.

With opposition to Obamacare and the (in)Justice Department's loony lawsuit against Arizona growing, this would be a great way to organize grass-root resistance in every State!

Quote of the day

"Trying to train and equip host nation Forces in the midst of an Insurgency is akin to building an advanced Aircraft while it is in flight, while it is being designed, and while it is being shot at." General David Petreus

State vs. Federal government

Here's an interesting poll on public reactions toward both the Federal and local governments' responses to the BP oil spill:

There is broad criticism of the federal government’s spill response in the affected counties (72 percent rate it negatively), and even steeper criticism of BP (82 percent say it’s done a bad job; this poll was completed before the new cap was in place). In sharp contrast, more than six in 10 residents rate their local and state governments’ responses positively.


A clear majority of Americans see the overgrown, bungling Federal government as a detached, uncaring bureaucracy.

Thanks to Robert for the link!

DoD, Guard establish eight Homeland Response Force units

Here's more cheery news from the "Defense" Department:

Eight more homeland response force units will be established in fiscal year 2012, Defense Department and National Guard Bureau officials said here today.

The units are regional forces that will cross state lines when needed. They are part of a restructuring of the nation's chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive consequence management enterprise....

The units will be key elements of the new Defense Department chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and high-yield explosive consequence management enterprise. The enterprise also will include a defense CBRNE Response Force, two consequence-management command and control elements, 57 weapons of mass destruction civil support teams and 17 CBRNE-enhanced response force packages.

The obscenely expensive wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were supposed to eliminate the domestic terror threat! Remember the mindless slogan, "We're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them here"?

These actions are an admission that instead, DC has only stirred up more hatred against us. Not only will this add more cost to the endless "War on Terror," but the Federal government will just HAVE to conduct more domestic spying, more unlawful detentions, more assaults on our liberties. All in the name of keeping us safe, of course.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Quote of the day

“I know you’re not comfortable with the word ‘empire,’ especially just after the Fourth of July, but you are the Redcoats now.” Historian Niall Ferguson to an American audience.

North Korea Performing Amputations Without Anesthesia

Well, at least there's no pesky co-pay.

NAACP: Even When They Make it Up, They Get it Wrong

From an NAACP press release:

In March, members of the Congressional Black Caucus were accosted by Tea Party demonstrators and called racial epithets. Civil rights icon John Lewis was spit on, while Congressman Emanuel Cleaver was called the “N” word.

Is that what happened? Here's the inside scoop.

9 States Back Arizona in U.S. Immigration Suit


5 of the 9 are Southern States. From Fox News:

States have the authority to enforce immigration laws and protect their borders, Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox said Wednesday in a legal brief on behalf of nine states supporting Arizona's immigration law.

Cox, one of five Republicans running for Michigan governor, said Michigan is the lead state backing Arizona in federal court and is joined by Alabama, Florida, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas and Virginia, as well as the Northern Mariana Islands.

The Arizona law, set to take effect July 29, directs officers to question people about their immigration status during the enforcement of other laws such as traffic stops and if there's a reasonable suspicion they're in the U.S. illegally.

President Barack Obama's administration recently filed suit in federal court to block it, arguing immigration is a federal issue. The law's backers say Congress isn't doing anything meaningful about illegal immigration, so it's the state's duty to step up.

There's battle lines being drawn.

Americans Unsure About "Progressive" Political Label

Why do more leftists call themselves "progressive"? It's all about public relations! Check out this Gallup poll:

Gallup polling reveals widespread public uncertainty about the "progressive" political label -- a label recently embraced by no less than Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. While Kagan described her political views as "generally progressive" during her Senate confirmation hearings, fewer than half of Americans can say whether "progressive" does (12%) or does not (31%) describe their own views. The majority (54%) are unsure.

Say the word "socialist" and folks think Hitler and Stalin. Say "progressive," on the other hand, and they think of Flo.


And, gee, she's kinda cute! Nothing to be afraid of here.

Patriot site attacked!

Today, NC FIRE posted a downloadable form letter citizens could mail to businesses suspected of hiring illegal aliens. Within one hour of the posting, GOOGLE had REMOVED THE LETTER from NC FIRE'S Website.

NC FIRE is working to get a new site up at NCFIRE.info. As of 9:52 PM, it was not up yet.

To write to NC FIRE directly, contact JAMES JOHNSON, Co-Founder/President at: ncfire@dishmail.net

Boston Open Borders Rally 10/July/2010



At 1:30 in this rambling tantrum of self-congratulation and hatred toward traditional Americans comes this stark admission of the real goal of amnesty: floodtide immigration as an assault on the existing social and political order. It's what the tenured radicals call "creative destruction." Here's a transcript:

"This is the begining of a new movement for immigrant rights, but also as a socialist, I see this as the beginning of a movement to fight for for a world without borders and justice and equality for all people whether they are documented or not!"

That's exactly what the Neocons at the Wall Street Journal want. To guarantee an endless supply of cheap, easily exploited foreign labor, a WSJ editoral once called for "a five-word constitutional amendment: There shall be open borders."

Make no mistake about it: The leftists and the global elite want the same thing, and that is the total eradication of national borders, traditional cultures, and traditional loyalties. All the better for their reconstruction of the world for their own power and profit.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

DOJ won't sue sanctuary cities

Cutting through all the civil rights yak-yak, it comes down to "Arizona bad, sanctuary cities good." From the Washington Times:

The Obama administration said this week that there is no reason to sue so-called sanctuary cities for refusing to cooperate with federal authorities, whereas Arizona's new immigration law was singled out because it "actively interferes" with enforcement.

"There is a big difference between a state or locality saying they are not going to use their resources to enforce a federal law, as so-called sanctuary cities have done, and a state passing its own immigration policy that actively interferes with federal law," Tracy Schmaler, a spokeswoman for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., told The Washington Times.

Bullfeathers, say border security advocates:

"For the Justice Department to suggest that they won't take action against those who passively violate the law --who fail to comply with the law -- is absurd," said Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee and chief author of the 1996 immigration law. "Will they ignore individuals who fail to pay taxes? Will they ignore banking laws that require disclosure of transactions over $10,000? Of course not."

I love it when the greasy, treasonous, globalist heel-clickers are caught in their own lies!

The National Association for the Advancement of Coddled People

Another gem from Michelle Malkin:

The NAACP is a laughingstock. [We already knew that!] The group no longer represents the best interests of oppressed minorities, but the thin-skinned whims of the black elite and the ravenous appetite of the Nanny State. Establishment civil rights leaders now use their once-compelling moral authority to hector, bully and shake down corporate and political targets.

Ha!

Flags of the Rebellion


The First National drapes the tombstone of Lee biographer and proud Southerner Douglas Southall Freeman. (Click image to Texas-size it!)

Send me your flag pictures at rebellionblog@gmail.com

Scholar's libel suit proceeds against Southern Poverty Law Center

Looks like the SPLC is being hoisted on its own petard. As the article says, "This one is worth watching."

Just Who Are The Extremists, Anyway?

Think about this article the next time the self-appointed Inquisitors at the Southern Poverty Law Center denounce someone as an "extremist." In fact, most Americans hold beliefs like this:

* There is a difference between right and wrong, between good and evil, and between truth and falsehood.
* No matter how much daily life has changed since America’s founding, human nature remains just as dangerous as ever, especially when it comes to wielding power.
* The federal government possesses only the powers enumerated in the Constitution. Any exercise of non-enumerated powers is unconstitutional.
* The state governments possess plenary powers and may do anything that the Constitution does not specifically forbid.
* The vast majority of those who fought for the South during the Civil War did so to repel an invasion of their home, and there is nothing improper in commemorating their heroism.

Compare those with what government supremacists impose on us as "approved thought":

* Words such as “right,” “good,” and “truth” have no real meaning. They are mere constructs that reflect prevailing opinion. If prevailing opinion – especially as expressed by government – declares that something is true, then it is.
* Life has changed so much since America’s founding that it is useless to apply the founding principles to modern problems, which are unique from anything mankind has ever experienced.
* The federal government possesses any power not specifically prohibited by the Constitution, as interpreted by federal courts. The actual words of the Constitution have little or no relevance.
* The state governments cannot exercise any power that the federal government denies them or uses for itself.
* People who fought for the South during the Civil War were traitors who wanted simply to preserve slavery. There was nothing wrong with making war on Southern soldiers and civilians, except perhaps that the Union didn’t kill enough of them.

From our friends at DumpDC.

WWII was a badly written mini-series

Who could believe the premises, the characters, and the story line of anything as ourgrageous as Dubya Dubya Eye-Eye?

Corruption index

This is an interesting ranking of the least- to most-corrupt governments in the world. What makes it fascinating is its implications for a number of hot questions. For example, why are American lives and dollars being sacrificed for the world's second-most-corrupt nation, Afghanistan? With civic trust that low, how likely is it the DC Empire can transfrom that hellhole into a Jeffersonian democracy?

Or -- why do we need more immigrants from the world's most corrupt societies? (Mexico is at number 89.) Would it be more in our interest to restrict immigration to nations with higher levels of social trust?

Western nations are at the top of the list, with the least perception of corruption. The US is at 19, and would've scored better if Rod Blagojevich hadn't been in the country.