Sunday, October 31, 2010

This day in history

In 1861, Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson signed the Missouri Ordinance of Secession, passed the previous day by a quorum of the State Legislature in Neosho, Missouri.

Missouri’s capital, Jefferson City, was already occupied by Federal forces.

Thanks to loyal reader Dutchy for the heads up!

No way out?


This is the box we're stuck in, illustrated by Toles.

It's time to think outside the box!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

University of Virginia Eliminates All Speech Codes

Here's a bit of good news:

This week, the University of Virginia (UVa) confirmed that it had eliminated the last of its policies that unconstitutionally restricted the free speech of students and faculty members. While more than two-thirds of the nation's colleges maintain policies that clearly and substantially restrict freedom of speech, UVa is now a proud exception, having fully reformed four speech codes.

This is the latest indicator of a massive backlash against Political Correctness. I think we'll see another this Tuesday.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Syracuse University PC Police on Patrol For Offensive Halloween Costumes


How can a movement be both silly and dictatorial? Political Correctness manages it, at least at one university:

Syracuse University campus security has asked students to report offensive Halloween costumes this year as a part of the S.U. Stop Bias program. The Department of Public Safety at Syracuse, would report offensive costumes and “file a judicial complaint” and “likely require them to remove it.”

Well what could possibly constitute an offensive enough costume to deserve a threatening judicial complaint? “DPS is looking to guard against any costumes that might be, among other things, racially, ethnically, or religiously offensive,” reads a quote from a SU broadcast journalism graduate student blog, Newshouse.

Here's a picture of the campus police, armed and vigilant against sartorial insensitivity, one of the greatest threats we face today:

Southern Music break

It's Friiiiiiday, y'all! Let's forget the gloom and doom and revel in some good ol' Southern Rock! Here are the Allman Brothers with the greatest driving-down-the-road music ever! Turn it up!

Brace yourselves for the post-election shock

How big is the economic tsunami headed our way? Check out these indicators, which are so obvious, even a government economist can see how bad it is.

Worse, as Pat Buchanan warns here, the political turmoil will only exacerbate the economic turmoil. The inflation heading our way will be as destructive as a giant wall of water flattening everything in its path. And it's deliberate -- it's the last resort the Fed has:

[I]f liberal Democrats are right and deficits are the correct Keynesian cure for recession, why have Obama deficits of $1.4 and $1.3 trillion failed so dismally? Paul Krugman says they are not large enough. Perhaps, but the country is about to end the experiment.

The Federal Reserve, having used and broken every tool in its toolbox, including doubling the money supply and setting interest rates at near zero, will now bet the farm on inflation, starting Nov. 3.

Both parties have lost the mandate of heaven, and neither knows if its economic philosophy even works anymore.

We are in uncharted waters. The country is up for grabs.

Add to this toxic mix the simple fact that we've hobbled ourselves with only two political parties that may as well be clones. Thus, our options in dealing with unprecedented circumstances are limited. The monolithic political system with DC perched on top has eliminated all choices that don't involve ceding even more power to a corrupt, wasteful, and self-serving central government.

Forget the Constitution

Why forget the Constitution? Because it's dead, says Kirkpatrick Sale. Not only do the Feds ignore or misinterpret it when convenient, the document itself is designed to mislead us toward creeping centralization:

Let’s look at some of the dangerous elements of the “real” Constitution.

It starts off with a phrase that, right there at the start, sounded alarm bells in those who, having experienced the powers of the individual states as sovereign states under the Articles of Confederation, saw that it was not to the states but to “we the people” that power would be given. “What right had they to say, 'We,the people',” cried Patrick Henry to the Virginia ratification convention, “instead of, We, the states?” He saw that the phrase gave power to an amorphous “people” whom the new government could define and use as it chose, bypassing and undercutting the states. If “the people” spoke through the Congress, it could willy-nilly ignore the individual states.

So as the power of the States is diminished, DC stands ready to usurp power. That's why today we have an overgrown bureaucracy in DC micromanaging Americans' daily lives, plotting wars and domestic reconstructing projects designed to weaken self-government and boost the power of the Federal government.

That's why "restoring" the Constitution is useless and secession is the only viable option.

New site added to Rebellion links

Let's welcome The Bonnie Blue Blog to our blogroll! The author is Honourable Means, who gives this introduction:

Father of three, religious, distrustful of any authority not able to consistently demonstrate competency at its mandated task. Lineally descended physically and spiritually from colonial leadership, Revolutionary War veterans, and veterans of the War of Northern Aggression.

Sounds like out kind of blogger!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pakistani-American Arrested Over DC ‘Terror Plot’

From my overflowing "Blood is thicker than water" file comes this report:

US officials have arrested 34-year-old Farooque Ahmed, a Pakistani-born US citizen who lives in Ashburn, Virginia, on terrorism charges involving what the FBI says was a plot to launch “simultaneous bomb attacks” against railway targets across Washington DC. This included multiple targets near the Pentagon.

When I glanced at the headline this morning, I didn't bother reading the story at first. I commented to my wife that the FBI had found another dupe to sting to make the American sheeple think they're doing something useful.

But now that I read the story, I'm a little more concerned. This wasn't another immigrant janitor who couldn't assimilate into American society and yearned to make a name for himself as a jihadist, this was a man of some accomplishment. Ahmed is a network engineer with a wife. And she is a member of something called “Hip Muslim Moms." I mean, how can you be any more assimilated than that?

Why the Southern Cause rankles liberals

Ta-Nehisi Coates is the semi-literate senior editor of The Atlantic. His obsessive hatred of the South bubbles up in every, oh, two or three blog posts.

His latest post poses a question that only a befuddled liberal could ask: How can we admire men such as Lincoln and Grant when they held such racist views?

I'll pause here for the long, withering sigh from those regular readers who know the obvious answer: The WBTS wasn't about liberating anybody; it was about the consolidation of power. Ending slavery was a strategic move to reimpose that power over the agrarian South, which had long opposed the big-business/big-government coalition that had taken over the central government. Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation was a brilliant, though thoroughly unconstitutional and Machiavellian move. Not only did it prevent Britain and France from allying with the CSA, it aimed at inciting slave revolts. Achieving one out of two major aims ain't bad.

Coates's post begins with a link to an NPR piece on Marxist historian Eric Foner, whose new book on Lincoln pretties up the Great Centralizer's racial views as flawed, but "evolving." (Yes, it's okay to sigh again.) Foner, of course, admires Lincoln for centralizing power, a necessary step in creating socialism:

Indeed, Foner is such an apologist for Soviet communism that he opposed the breakup of the Soviet Union and, naturally, invoked Abraham Lincoln as his reason. He railed against the secession movements in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Georgia in the early 1990s and urged Gorbachev to deal with them in the same manner that Lincoln dealt with the Southern secessionists.

In an editorial in the February 11, 1991 issue of The Nation magazine entitled "Lincoln's Lesson," Foner called the breakup of the Soviet Union, which at the time was being wildly cheered by freedom lovers everywhere, as "a crisis" that threatened the "laudable goal" of creating a system that demanded "overarching loyalty to the Soviet Union" while at the same time allowing separate republics to exist. No "leader of a powerful nation," Foner wrote, should allow such a thing as "the dismemberment of the Soviet Union."

He concluded that "The Civil War was a central step in the consolidation of national authority in the United States," which he of course views as a great event. One cannot adopt socialism – in the United States or anywhere else – without a highly centralized, monopolistic government. "The Union, Lincoln passionately believed, was a permanent government . . . and . . . Gorbachev would surely agree."

Foner does have a point: Lincoln's USA and Lenin's USSR were built on the premise that bigger is better. Both also used egalitarianism to justify their power and their brutal denial of self-determination for millions. And just as the Soviet Union imploded from its unsustainable bulk, Lincoln's USA is undergoing the same process of internal collapse.

Know hope.

The Tancredo Moment

Many agree this country needs a viable third party. But in Colorado, Tom Tancredo is poised to make the Constitution Party the governing party. Here's how close the race is:

For weeks, polls have consistently shown Tancredo in second place. A few have shown him nipping at the Democratic front-runner’s heels. In late October, Public Policy Polling, a Democratic firm, showed Hickenlooper winning 47 percent of likely voters to Tancredo’s 44 percent — well within the survey’s margin of error. Republican nominee Dan Maes received just 5 percent.

The bottom line is that Tancredo's campaign is not a boon for the cause of smaller government -- he's a hawk on foreign policy, and endless war is what keeps us indebted economically and politically to the ruling elite.

That said, the rise of a viable third party does indicate growing desperation on the part of the system to stay in power. Change is coming, and rearranging the deck chairs won't keep the Titanic afloat.

Newt Gingrich vs. America

Here's the scoop on that fake conservative Newt Gingrich. His agenda squares nicely with that of La Raza.

How much longer are Americans going to believe this big-government globalist is a conservative?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Mohammed now the most popular name in England

Oh, to be in England now that dhimmitude's there.

Feds knock down Arizona Law Requiring Voters Prove Citizenship

The war against national identity rages on:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a key part of Arizona's law requiring voters to prove they are citizens before registering to vote and to show identification before casting ballots.

The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the law requiring voters to prove their citizenship while registering is inconsistent with the National Voter Registration Act. That federal law allows voters to fill out a mail-in voter registration card and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but doesn't require them to show proof as Arizona's law does.

This dilutes the meaning of being an American while advancing the interests of Third-World colonizers and their sponsors in government. Indeed, this will be a tremendous boost for government bureaucracy, which can never get enough future clients.

All done in the name of helping the poor, of course:

In a statement, one of the attorneys who argued the case said his group was "elated" by the decision.

"This will enable the many poor people in Arizona who lack driver's licenses and birth certificates to register to vote," said Jon Greenbaum, legal director for the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Illegal immigrants win, the government wins, and guess who gets the bill?

The real significance of this story is that DC's continuing and escalating war against the people of Arizona validates the League of the South's view that States' Rights, cultural preservation, crime prevention, and the protection of jobs are not separate issues. DC's assault on State sovereignty is just one front in its mad jihad against America's traditional culture, which both backstabbing big business and government parasites see as an impediment to be eliminated.

That's why looking to some champion in DC to stop this madness is futile. Our only hope is to restore the sovereignty of the people of the States. Fortunately, DC's destructive policies are rapidly undermining the Federal government's legitimacy and control.

Know hope.

NPR receives bomb threat; timing suggests link to Juan Williams firing

Does this mean that all defenders of free speech are violent extremists?

The Hayseed Rebellion

The New Normal: What was once seen as alien and perverted is now respectable. James B. Gannon explains:

One of the most striking things about this year's political discourse (as if name-calling and wild accusations can be dignified with such a term) is that what used to be considered traditional and commonplace thinking is now labeled as extremism and bigotry. A few examples:

- If you believe that the U.S. Constitution means only what it actually says, you are an extremist who ought to be wearing a powdered wig.

- If you believe that marriage is exclusively the union of one man and one woman, you are a homophobe and a bigot.

- If you think people should not be allowed to break into our country illegally, then get free education, health care and jobs and to march in our streets to protest the violation of their "rights," you are a racist, a xenophobe, and your state should be boycotted.

The good news is that we "hayseeds" -- that is, those of us who are not part of the rootless, cosmopolitan elite -- have endured so many accusations of "racism" that we're pretty much immune now. We've had enough, and change -- real change -- is going to come, no matter what our handlers have to say about it.

Quote of the day

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder." President Obama, on Univision

Why The Banks MUST NOT Get Away With This

The word is out:

People in this country may be uninformed or misinformed -- but they're not stupid. They'll catch on to the message soon, if they haven't already: There's one deal for average people, but a different, far better deal for the really big and powerful.

This day in history

In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, which called for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, was published.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Let's Face Facts: America Doesn't Want Tea

We want justice -- but it's unlikely to come from an illegitimate government that openly works for politically connected big business:
This entire mess - all of it - the entire housing bubble and subsequent collapse, along with the unemployment, poverty, privation and loss - occurred due to the intentional blindness and refusal to regulate by the people entrusted by YOU to keep your money, your credit, and our economy safe and sound.

Instead of doing their jobs they literally gave these financial institutions a license to rob you blind and then assault you from the rear for good measure.

These executives and the regulators knew full well what was going on. They were fully aware of the defective nature of these loans. They did nothing - on purpose - to stop it.

And now, more than three years into this mess, not only have they done nothing but neither political party has addressed the problem nor has there been one dollar of clawbacks or other forced recovery for the investors in this garbage paper, the one hundred million or more Americans who had their retirement and house values shredded, the 40 million on food stamps and the 20 million unemployed.

And the answer is NOT to go back to the Republicans, who are just as bad as the Democrats.

Election observations

"I VOTED REPUBLICAN AND MACHINE CHECKED DEMOCRAT." North Carolina voter

"I WENT TO VOTE AND HARRY REID'S NAME WAS ALREADY CHECKED." Nevada voter

"IT'S NOT WHO VOTES THAT COUNTS, IT'S WHO COUNTS THE VOTES." Joe Stalin, vote counter

This day in history

In 1774, the First Continental Congress adjourned in Philadelphia.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Al Qaeda Video Asks Detroit-Area Muslims to Act

Diversity is just full of fun surprises. Here's the latest:
An Al Qaeda call-to-arms video released in Detroit by a U.S. intelligence agency hints that terror attacks may be coming to the U.S. and parts of Europe, MyFoxDetroit reports.

Adam Gadahn, Al Qaeda’s American-born spokesman, posted a 40-minute video on terrorist Web sites on Sunday, looking to attract local Muslims in sparking terrorism attacks.

Gadahn urged Muslims living “in the miserable suburbs of Paris, London and Detroit” to stage religiously motivated attacks on targets in Europe and the United States.

I bet his message to them was: Buy more Lutheran churches.

Lakeside Lutheran Church in Harrisburg plans final service after sale to Muslim community

More proof that assimilation is not a problem, because we're assimilating just fine to our colonizers:

The church is being sold because of a dwindling congregation, another sign of the changing face of mainline houses of worship across the nation.

Protestant flocks are shrinking, being replaced by other denominations and religions. Lakeside is being sold to a Muslim community....

The church is being sold to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, an Islamic religious movement that believes the long-awaited Messiah arrived more than a century ago.

Akram Khalid, president of the York/Harrisburg Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Ahamdiyya Muslim community, said his group plans to use the building almost immediately “as is.”

I wonder how long that steeple will last.

This day in history

In 1760, King George III of Britain was crowned.

Regionalism the new test for political success?

One of the last of the conservative Southern Democrats evaluates candidates by a new standard: not by what's good for the party, nor what's supposed to be best for the whole Empire, but instead what's best for the people of his State:
Gov. Joe Manchin of West Virginia, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate, declined over the weekend to endorse Barack Obama for a second term for president or Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) as Senate majority leader in interviews with Politics Daily....

"I'll support the person who supports West Virginia," Manchin told me when I asked if he would vote for Reid as Senate leader. When I asked if Harry Reid supports West Virginia, Manchin repeated, "I'm going to support the person who supports West Virginia and I'm not going to support the person who doesn't support West Virginia."

The increasingly disconnected, quarreling peoples in all 50 States can no longer accept a uniform "single best way" to govern themselves. As in the Old Soviet Union, secession is emerging as the only possible path, and more people, including pundits and politicians, are realizing that.

Thanks to JRA for the heads up!

States Weigh Letting Noncitizens Vote

So far, this latest manifestation of America's self-destructive idealism is confined to those areas where Northern dialects predominate, such as Maine, New York, and Minnesota. No doubt, similar proposals will find their way here in the South, lest we be accused of something horrible, like discrimination against non-citizens.

But do read this excerpt -- it illustrates what comically irrational extremes the globalists will use to erase national boundaries and traditional culture. And don't miss the following portrait of the model beneficiary of this movement:

The Maine League of Young Voters, which spearheaded the drive to force the question on the ballot, estimates there are 5,000 to 7,500 immigrants in Portland, roughly half of whom are not U.S. citizens. They come from more than 100 countries, with the two largest groups from Somalia and Latin America...

Abdirizak Daud, 40, moved to Minneapolis 18 years ago before coming to Portland in 2006. He hasn't been able to find a job. Some of his nine children have attended Portland schools, and he'd like to have a say in who's looking over the school system and the city, he said.

But between his limited English and the financial demands, Daud hasn't been able to become a citizen.

"I like the Democrats. I want to vote for Democrats, but I don't have citizenship," he said.

How about that? He likes Democrats. Whoda thunk it?

Quote of the day

"There are more African Americans under correctional control today — in prison or jail, on probation or parole — than were enslaved in 1850, a decade before the Civil War began." Michelle Alexander

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Wife of Alleged Pirate Victim Wants Obama to Take on Cartels

Dear Mr. President: Do your job!
Tiffany Hartley, the wife of David Hartley who was allegedly shot and killed by Mexican pirates on a border lake with Texas, is telling President Obama that it's time to take on drug cartels.

"He should wake up and look what's going on in our backyards," she told the Denver Post.

She says she wants to continue raising awareness about the ongoing border violence crisis.

News flash: There's a downside -- a very grim downside -- to an uncontrolled border.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Taiwanese bride bemoans lack of men and marries herself

Oh, great -- another civil rights movement. Marriage equity must now include the right to self-marriage, which makes about as much sense as same-sex "marriage."

Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on the table'

Wow. Those Republicans are really a violent bunch. Besides advocating aggressive wars against peoples and nations guilty of nothing other than living on lands of strategic value to the DC Empire, they say things like this:
Republican congressional candidate Stephen Broden stunned his party Thursday, saying he would not rule out violent overthrow of the government if elections did not produce a change in leadership.

In a rambling exchange during a TV interview, Broden, a South Dallas pastor, said a violent uprising "is not the first option," but it is "on the table." That drew a quick denunciation from the head of the Dallas County GOP, who called the remarks "inappropriate."

And boy, is he in trouble! The notion that people can overthrow their government is totally against Republican principles. Just ask one of the early leaders of the Republican Party:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. -- That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government....

No, not the Republican Party of Thomas Jefferson -- I mean the one founded in 1854 by disillusioned Whigs -- here's what one of the leaders of THAT Republican party had to say:

Any people anywhere, being inclined and having the power, have the right to rise up, and shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better. This is a most valuable - a most sacred right - a right, which we hope and believe, is to liberate the world.

Oh, nevermind ...

Iraq war leaks: No US investigation of many abuses

Here's why the Pentagram didn't want you to see the Wikileaks documents: they reveal what your tax dollars are really used for:

U.S. forces often failed to follow up on credible evidence that Iraqi forces mistreated, tortured and killed their captives in the battle against a violent insurgency, according to accounts contained in what was purportedly the largest leak of secret information in U.S. history...

The documents describe a full gamut of a country at war: shootings at military checkpoints, contractors firing on Iraqis and savage acts committed on prisoners using boiling water, metal rods, electric shocks and rubber hoses. A group that counts casualties from the war said the files also document 15,000 previously unreported deaths.

Those are the things the Empire does in the name of the global democratic revolution and American hegemony. Feel the pride.

Patriotism or Nationalism?

The difference is vital, argued Joe Sobran:
Patriotism is like family love. You love your family just for being your family, not for being "the greatest family on earth" (whatever that might mean) or for being "better" than other families. You don't feel threatened when other people love their families the same way. On the contrary, you respect their love, and you take comfort in knowing they respect yours. You don't feel your family is enhanced by feuding with other families.

While patriotism is a form of affection, nationalism, it has often been said, is grounded in resentment and rivalry; it's often defined by its enemies and traitors, real or supposed. It is militant by nature, and its typical style is belligerent. Patriotism, by contrast, is peaceful until forced to fight.

The patriot differs from the nationalist in this respect too: he can laugh at his country, the way members of a family can laugh at each other's foibles. Affection takes for granted the imperfection of those it loves; the patriotic Irishman thinks Ireland is hilarious, whereas the Irish nationalist sees nothing to laugh about.

The nationalist has to prove his country is always right. He reduces his country to an idea, a perfect abstraction, rather than a mere home. He may even find the patriot's irreverent humor annoying.

What better example than the chickenhawks who defended W's every act of aggression against Iraq in the name of "global democractic revolution"? That evil philosophy was based on the leftist mindset that one's country is defined by the nobility of certain ideals, rather than shared history, language, and culture. Little wonder this country was convulsed with policies and institutions reminiscent of ideological tyrannies, such as the USA Patriot Act, the Department of Homeland Security, and, most ominously, government warnings against those who do not conform to approved orthodoxy, which made multiculturalism the state religion,as well as official domestic and foreign policy.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Quote of the day

"I Always Thought the Right Wing Were the Ones That Were Inflexible, Intolerant." Juan Williams

We've been pointing out leftist intolerance for some time, Juan.

This day in history


Click image to Texas-size!

In 1836, Sam Houston was inaugurated as the first president of the Republic of Texas.

I wonder who will be the second president of the Republic of Texas?

Think Obamacare will be repealed?

If you really believe that, then you haven't been paying attention to the headlines or to this blog, which reminds you that both parties are big-government, big-business criminal enterprises. For example:
Republicans are good at opposing socialized medicine when it is Hillarycare or Obamacare, but not very good when it is Bushcare or Republicancare.

The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) provides federally-funded health insurance to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid. It was created by a Republican-controlled Congress in 1997. Opposition to the program was slight, and negligible when it was up for reauthorization under President Bush. It is only under the Obama administration that some Republicans have suddenly voiced opposition to this income transfer program.

Then there is the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act. This was instituted by a Republican-controlled Congress in 2003 and signed into law by a Republican president.

Republicans will nod their heads and agree with angry voters that Obamacare is socialistic, but as soon as they slither back into office, they'll pull yet another bait-and-switch that expands DC's control over voters' lives and pocketbooks. Just because the party that voters rejected in 2006 and 2008 is poised to win it all back in 2010 doesn't mean we can expect any real reform. It will be business as usual, only with new nameplates on the doors of the corridors of power, and new slogans to keep voters happy.

Remember, with the Federal government, solutions are never the answer -- expanding government is the only answer to any problem.

Retiring CFTC Judge: We Covered Up Market Manipulation

Hm. Corruption in the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Meh. Now, it'd be news if a judge confessed that he worked to ensure fairness and adherence to the rule of law.

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo, it's Friday, y'all! Loyal reader shadowviper wanted ol' Waylon, so here he is with "The Old Unreconstructed."

Are you crazy?

The escalating brouhaha over Juan Williams reveals much about the actual extent of freedom of speech in the last days of the Empire. You are free to say anything you want about regime-certified enemies, such as Christians and Southerners, but any opinion that falls below the standard of "embracing diversity" is taboo.

When Vivian Schiller, the CEO of National Public Radio, said that Williams’ comments should have been “between him and his psychiatrist," she expressed the accepted party line that anyone who deviates from the thought of the ruling elite is insane.

Actually, good, housebroken citizens are supposed to believe that anyone who disagrees with transforming America into another Third-World nation is a "xenophobe," and that anyone who opposes same-sex "marriage" is a "homophobe." Traditional beliefs and common-sense observations must be condemned as irrational, hateful, and unenlightened. Thus, we must parrot our betters, or be dismissed as being off our rockers.

CryptoKids

They're cool! They're technologically savvy! And not only are they multicult, they're multispecies!

And they spy on their families and neighbors, like all obedient servants of the Empire. How cool is that?

The spirit of Pavlik Morozov lives!

Vets stand guard over Christian flag in NC town

Here's an inspiring sign of life and resistance:

The Christian flag is everywhere in the small city of King: flying in front of barbecue joints and hair salons, stuck to the bumpers of trucks, hanging in windows and emblazoned on T-shirts.

The relatively obscure emblem has become omnipresent because of one place it can't appear: flying above a war memorial in a public park.

The city council decided last month to remove the flag from above the monument in Central Park after a resident complained, and after city leaders got letters from the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for the Separation of Church and State urging them to remove it.

I don't know how many emails I've received from vets who denounce a government that betrays the very people, principles, and faith the vets fought and bled for. This is a very powerful indicator that people in this country have had enough.

Thanks to James for the heads up!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Muslim is the new black

Vox Day skewers the shifting tastes of SWPL, as demonstrated by the flash-firing of Juan Williams.

UPDATE: And you have to admire a man who refuses to grovel: JUAN WILLIAMS: I Was Fired for Telling the Truth

The NAACP vs. the Tea Party

Let's jump into this mess by exposing the first lie -- which also happens to be the first sentence in this malicious propaganda piece:

Cue the right-wing wailing and gnashing of teeth: The NAACP has now fully backed up its accusations of racism within the Tea Party movement with a meticulously documented report on the Tea parties' multifarious connections to racists and various far-right extremists.

For starters, the NAACP didn't research or write these attacks on the Tea Party; instead, the powerful and wealthy organization outsourced the hit to Devin Burghart and Leonard Zeskind of the Institute for Research & Education on Human Rights, which is, if you can imagine, an SPLC wannabe minus the subtlety.

The IREHR's president, Leonard Zeskind, is a self-proclaimed Marxist who sees white racism everywhere he looks -- he's so extreme, the "antifa" thugs at One People's Project link both his personal and organizational websites. The NAACP knew they'd get the desired results by giving the job to him. For a sample of his mindset, take a look at this shotgun blast at opponents of Obamacare:

Liberals and progressives have badly underestimated the strength and resilience of their opposition. While a more humane national health care policy is still entirely possible, Republicans and conservatives retain the ability to stop the drive forward -- like scabs on a union workplace strike.

It looks now like an opposition "bloc," with many different political elements: ultra-conservative Republicans of both the Pat Buchanan and free market variety; anti-tax Tea Party libertarians from the Ron Paul camp; Christian right activists intent on re-molding the country into their kind of Kingdom; birth certificate conspiracy theorists, anti-immigrant nativists of the armed Minuteman and the policy wonk variety; third party "constitutionalists;" and white nationalists of both the citizens councils and the Stormfront national socialist variety. Pro-capitalist corporate lobbyists and anti-capitalist fascists together.

So much for the claim that the "Tea Party Nationalism" report is an objective, fact-based look at one of the most important movements transforming American politics.

"Racism" these days means opposition to open borders, government takeover of private industry, and taxpayer-funded subsidies to the politically connected. Since that opposition is catching fire all over the country, expect to hear the word "Racist!" screamed even more.

The Charles Johnson School of Historiography


The Lizard King, Kilgore Trout, and ralphie boy pass judgment on the merits of a novel concept.

Check out this little derisive sneer from Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs, a site that militantly advocates what Joe Sobran would call American moderation. Here, the Lizard King issues a fatwa against the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

It’s bad enough that creationists are constantly trying to get their nonsense published in school textbooks; but now we have neo-Confederates doing it too: Virginia 4th-grade textbook criticized over claims on black Confederate soldiers.

And once again, behind this latest revisionist outrage we find the sleazy white supremacist hate group that calls itself the Sons of Confederate Veterans. They’re getting very active in the age of the Tea Party.

As you read Johnson's hit piece, you'll notice it's consistent with his method of evaluating every other idea or opinion -- if it's pro-Southern, conservative, or Christian, it's simply not worthy of his time. He does not examine the argument or the facts presented. He doesn't need to; if it's not consistent with his lofty thoughts, it's obviously flawed, racist, stupid, and utterly contemptible.

And don't miss the comments of his mindless minions. Oh, great Lizard, you are so enlightened!

The Multicultural Cult

Thomas Sowell hits another home run as he takes on the Multicult Cult:
Multiculturalists condemn people's objections to transplanting hoodlums, criminals and dysfunctional families into the midst of people who may have sacrificed for years to be able to escape from living among hoodlums, criminals and dysfunctional families...

Cultural differences matter. They have always mattered, however much that may be denied today by the multicultural cult.

Whatever you read today, read all of Sowell's hard-hitting article. And use these arguments in your next letter to the editor, or city council meeting, or wherever the Multicult bullies try to impose their inhuman, tyrannical agenda. These people need to be exposed and stopped, and Sowell's words provide just the ammunition you'll need.

When Zombies Attack

Tom Woods takes on the big-government apologists at Media Matters and demolishes them. Take that, statist Zombies!

Be sure to watch the video at the end. An instant classic!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Will the Federal Reserve Cause a Civil War?


How worried is the ruling elite in view of the economic and political turmoil roiling its Empire? This worried:

What is the most likely cause today of civil unrest? Immigration. Gay Marriage. Abortion. The Results of Election Day. The Mosque at Ground Zero. Nope.

Try the Federal Reserve. November 3rd is when the Federal Reserve's next policy committee meeting ends, and if you thought this was just another boring money meeting you would be wrong. It could be the most important meeting in Fed history, maybe...

But one website seems to believe that Ben's plan might actually lead to armed conflict. Last week, the blog, Zerohedge wrote, paraphrasing a top economic forecaster David Rosenberg, that it believed the Fed's plan is not only moronic, but "positions US society one step closer to civil war if not worse.

In case you're wondering, both the title and illustration came from Time Magazine. Yes, they're THAT worried.

NAACP releases report accusing tea party groups of links to bigots

When you're out of logical arguments, there's always the charge of racism to silence your opponents.

Don't laugh -- it's worked so far, hasn't it?

Confederate politics in -- Connecticut?

Hear that howl of blind, crazy panic? It's Media Matters warning of the latest liberal nightmare come true. Up in Connecticut, Martha Dean is running for Attorney General as a Republican. She's promised that, if elected, she'll join the other 20 attorneys general opposing Obamacare as unconstitutional (which it clearly is).

Statists of all flavors believe the central government is all-powerful, and resistance to its benign despotism proves one's lack of enlightenment. So Media Matters throws all the garbage it has on hand to discredit Dean. Here's what they say about her views on State nullification:

That's crazy enough on its own. Dean may not be arguing for an economy based on slave labor, but she is arguing — vigorously — that the legal doctrine used by slave states to defend the practice (thus starting the Civil War) is a valid and useful "tool" in our legal system.

Yeah, it's crazy to believe there are limits to the power of the central government. To these ideologues, the Tenth Amendment was just an oversight.

The Media Matters attack piece then slams Martha Dean for quoting Dr. Tom Woods, who's dismissed as a "secessionist" associated with that scary League of the South. Then the article resorts to the left's favorite ploy, quoting Neocons as "conservatives" who are too patriotic to believe in States' Rights:

According to the conservative Claremont Institute, Woods' book of American history "is just more wheezy propaganda from the old Confederacy," and "Woods is a founding member of the League of the South, which officially declares: 'The people of the South must come to understand that they indeed are a 'nation'' and may resort to secession if their demands are not met."

That alleged quote about the League's threatening "demands" is pure fabrication. The Claremont Institute is pure Neocon, pro-Lincoln, and pro-big government.

The irony of all this is that what's attacked these days as the "Southern" and "neo-Confederate" view of the Constitution is really the original American view, as Tom Woods and others have demonstrated. That in itself shows how alien and truly anti-American the Neocons and their leftist allies really are.

"First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi

Republicans put 99 Democrat-held House seats in danger


Oh, joy! These two may be on the way out in less than two weeks!

With two weeks remaining until Election Day, the political map has expanded to put Democrats on the run across the country — with 99 Democratic-held House seats now in play, according to a POLITICO analysis, and Republicans well in reach of retaking the House.

It’s a dramatic departure from the outlook one year ago — and a broader landscape than even just prior to the summer congressional recess. As recently as early September, many Republicans were hesitant to talk about winning a majority for fear of overreaching.

Good riddance!

Related: Pelosi's ratings drop to new low on memeorandum

WBTS Sesquincentennial Celebration ad

You'll love this ad featuring the Southern view of Mr. Lincoln's War. Great job by the Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Recruiters must accept gay applicants

Coming to your neighborhood recruiting station -- openly homosexual recruits.

Can same-sex marriage be far behind?

Shooting at Pentagon appears to be a 'random incident'

Five shots fired, two hit the Pentagram. Nothing to worry about -- just a typical DC day.

Democrats’ Grip on the South Continues to Slip

In case you haven't noticed, the political earthquake that's just getting started is going to shake up a lot of people -- and alignments:

The Southern white Democrat, long on the endangered list, is at risk of being pushed one step closer to extinction.

From Virginia to Florida and South Carolina to Texas, nearly two dozen Democratic seats are susceptible to a potential Republican surge in Congressional races on Election Day, leaving the party facing a situation where its only safe presence in the South is in urban and predominantly black districts...

Democratic candidates across the South are working to adjust to the new realities. Roy Herron, a candidate in the open Sixth District of Tennessee, said he was trying to persuade people that he is still “a Tennessee Democrat, a conservative.” As he campaigns, he calls himself a “truck-driving, shotgun- shooting, Bible-reading, gospel-preaching, crime-fighting, family-loving country boy.”

As Pat Buchanan has pointed out, the Balkanization (note to Democrats: that means diversity) of the Democratic Party has made it even more alien to Southerners -- and to many in other parts of the country as well.

This day in history

In 1781, British General Cornwallis surrendered to General George Washington at Yorktown, Va., bringing an end to the last major battle of the American Revolution.

Flags of the Rebellion


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I saw these flags on October 17th along the coast of Maine. They were flying by someone's house. Fenrir

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Protest of Confederate flag draws large crowd in SC town

In the oh-so-tolerant USA, every culture is respected -- except one:

Over the past month, controversy has been brewing in the town of Summerville. It all started when a woman started flying a Confederate flag in a predominantly black neighborhood.

On Saturday, that controversy came to a head as the woman was met with a parade of protesters and supporters. Over 100 people stood on either side of the fence in this small Summerville neighborhood. Confederate flags flew while protestors marched by chanting.

"We've got Confederate paraphernalia in this black neighborhood for the first time. We thought it was good to get together to give a civil rights statement," said Aaron Brown, a protestor of the flag.

But she had friends and supporters, too:

"I've always hated bullies," said League of the South member Larry Sally. "And when Miss Annie called me and told me she was being bullied I brought some friends up here."

Conservatives for Empire

Doug Bandow makes it pretty clear that the advocates for Empire aren't really conservatives:

The U.S. government is effectively bankrupt. Angry citizens in the Tea Party movement are bypassing traditional politicians. Republican Party apparatchiks are scrambling to turn popular frustration to their advantage.

The conservative movement also is in flux. Some pundits identified with the Right, such as David Frum and Ross Douthat, have advocated that conservatives become “liberals lite,” abandoning their commitment to limited government and learning to live with the expensive, expansive and intrusive welfare state.

Most traditional conservative leaders have rejected this advice, choosing instead to support the conservative verities of fiscal responsibility and individual liberty. But many of the same people have joined Frum in advocating continuation of America’s essentially imperial foreign policy. They would replace traditional conservative views of foreign policy and executive power with Wilsonian warmongering.

Leftists see the traditional order as inherently flawed and irrational, so their mission is to intervene and reconstruct the world. How? With the armed might of a powerful, centralized government. The more power we allow DC to usurp, the more likely it is to use that power against us.

Obama Has Now Borrowed $3 Trillion

The imperial death spiral accelerates:

It's official: The Obama administration has now borrowed $3 trillion, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.

It took from 1776, when the United States became an independent country, until 1990, the year after the Berlin Wall fell signaling victory in the Cold War, for the federal government to accumulate a total of $3 trillion in debt, according to the Treasury Department. It only took from Jan. 20, 2009, the day President Barack Obama was inaugurated, until Oct. 15, 2010, for the Obama administration to add $3 trillion to the federal debt.

The overall debt of the federal government, according to the Treasury Department, is now $13.666 trillion.

Who in his right mind really believes it's an advantage to be under DC's domain? The people of the sovereign States need DC like a swimmer needs an anvil.

U.S. Pushes to Ease Technical Obstacles to Wiretapping

Whatever billboards they use to keep voters deluded, whether "Democrat," "Republican," "Conservative," or "Progressive," the ruling elite cares about one thing: expanding and keeping its power over us. And if that antiquated Constitution-thingy gets in the way, they know how to convince us they're violating it for our own good.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Older Voters Set for Historic Turnout

Which demographic group has the motivation and conviction to turn things upside-down this election? Older Americans who don't like what's happening in DC are part of an electoral tsunami that will break the records.

The Number One U.S. Export To China: Waste Paper And Scrap Metal

And China's number one export to the U.S.? Computers. How dead is this empire?

U.S. Drops 700% Of Deportation Cases In A Month

In case you're still uncertain about whose side DC is on in the battle over floodtide immigration, you need to read this:
A month after the Department of Homeland Security launched a covert program to dismiss pending deportations there’s been an increase of more than 700% in the number of cases that have been dropped by the government in one of the nation’s busiest immigration court systems.

No wonder a solid majority of Americans now realize DC is encouraging illegal immigration.

So big business gets even more cheap, exploitable labor and the welfare state gets more clients. But let's not forget the other beneficiaries of DC's open borders agenda, and that's the illegals and their advocates:
In August Homeland Security officials quietly began to systematically dismiss the pending removal of illegal immigrants, even when expulsion was virtually guaranteed or the aliens had a criminal record. The move, first reported by Texas’s largest newspaper, stunned the legal profession and baffled immigration attorneys who said it was “absolutely fantastic” for their illegal alien clients.

See? It's a win-win proposition!

GI’s Brains Fried by Military Dispensed Nose Candy

Here's a good example of how the Pentagram treats its cannon fodder. This graphic and disturbing article in Veterans Today shows that those who oppose needless war are the ones who really "support the troops."

Thanks to Harold for the link!

This day in history

In 1767, the boundary between Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Mason-Dixon line, was agreed upon.

Too bad we didn't build the dang fence in time.

Palin the Deceiver

Conservatives beware -- there's a new betrayer in town, making all the right noises to assure you she's on your side, when in fact, she's just another pawn for the regime. Some people get it:
Sarah Palin’s media ascent is a highly orchestrated affair. Her placement as the titular head of the hijacked Tea Party was accomplished by establishment operatives. There was nothing grassroots about it. She’s a Judas goat leading the faithful down the primrose path to world government and forever war.The elite can always count on the lesser of two evils shell game....

Palin comes off as less “socialist” than Barry Obama. Her script has all the right patriot cues. It does not matter that she is a neocon. Socialism, tax cuts, big government. Sarah was carefully trained. She knows the catch phrases and talking points.

In the video, Palin tells us what to look forward to in the unlikely event she is selected to pretend she speaks for the American people. The possibility of mass murder in Iran is still “on the table.” Her neocon handlers have provided Sarah with the right talking points.

For further proof of what Palin's actual agenda is, check out her comments at a rally she held this weekend in California:

Though billed as a benefit for state and local candidates, Palin's appearance at the "Victory Rally" consisted largely of a broadside against Democratic policies and a paean to "American exceptionalism."

"There is nothing wrong with America that a good old fashioned election won't fix," she said.

"American exceptionalism" is code for "continued taxpayer subsidies for armed intervention at home and abroad," all for the purpose of expanding the power of the central government and the continued enrichment of politically connected big business. That's how sincere conservatives are fooled into supporting policies that directly promote the radical, big-government agenda of the Neocons.

And the nonsense about how everything can be fixed with an election is aimed at keeping the serfs on the reservation their handlers have created for them. Yes, peasants, all your problems are Obama's fault -- no matter that Obama has continued Bush's domestic and foreign policies.

So -- are we going to let ourselves be fooled again?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Multiculturalism has "utterly failed" in Germany

Sooner or later, reality beats ideology. The question boils down to: How long until people can no longer deny the evidence before their eyes? German Chancellor Angela Merkel finally gets it:

She said the so-called "multikulti" concept - where people would "live side-by-side" happily - did not work, and immigrants needed to do more to integrate - including learning German.

The comments come amid rising anti-immigration feeling in Germany.

A recent survey suggested more than 30% of people believed the country was "overrun by foreigners".

So -- how long until we "get" it? How many more 9/11s and Fort Hoods will it take to convince us?

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Quote of the day -- no, 21st century

"Secession is back as an issue in politics." Ed Sebesta, noted scholar, researcher, and flag designer

This day in history

In 1859, John Brown and his men captured the U.S. arsenal at Harper's Ferry.

Will California secede for weed?

This should be fun to watch. Attorney General Eric Holder vows he'll "vigorously enforce" the Federal prohibition of marijuana even if California legalizes it. But this piece in Reason points out the Feds don't have the manpower.

Central control is crumbling.

Quebec independence is inevitable


That's the message of Bloc Québécois chief Gilles Duceppe, who's in DC assuring business and political leaders there's nothing to fear from an independent Quebec.

As Charles DeGaulle said, "Vive le Québec libre!"

Flags of the Rebellion


Back Cover, National Geographic Magazine of June, 1943, courtesy of Bernie! Click to Texas-size.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Quote of the day

"While these people are certainly in the country illegally, they aren't criminals and don't deserve to be locked up and separated from their families." Attorney Erik Meder, who filed a lawsuit challenging the legitimacy of the 287(g) program.

So a burglar who's in your house illegally isn't a criminal?

Clinton aide's idea: Let Iraq shoot down U.S. plane

Wow. Just when I think the Feds can't do anything to shock me, something like this comes out:

General Hugh Shelton, who was chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during parts of the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations, has a new memoir out that contains this significant-seeming story: Back in the late 1990s, Shelton says a member of Clinton's cabinet asked him to allow Saddam Hussein to shoot down an American plane over Iraq as a pretext for starting a war.

This is frighteningly reminiscent of Operation Northwoods, when the Pentagram proposed acts of terrorism against US civilians and blaming them on Castro to justify an invasion of Cuba.

More important, this story reminds us that both establishment parties are lying, vicious monsters.

Geert Wilders Not Guilty on All Counts!

Great news from Holland.

Distributism: More than a Middle Way

The American Conservative is featuring a great article on what I'd call Confederate Economics:

Distributism, as its name implies, requires the broad distribution of property as a safeguard both for individual liberty and stable economic growth. It is not opposed to innovation, or the proper returns on capital, nor does it require government intervention to equalize property.

Distributism is often misconstrued as a “third way” between capitalism and socialism, taking the best of both but modulating their excesses. This is incorrect. As Médaille shows, distributism is not so much — indeed not at all — a “third way” between different approaches but a different road entirely. This is in part because capitalism and socialism are not themselves separate ways.

It's that last point that distinguishes Southern conservatives from country-club Republicans. As the Twelve Southerners in "I'll Take My Stand" noted, the South has traditionally distrusted big bureaucracy, whether run by big business or big government.

From I'll Take My Stand:

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

And as we've noted before, distributism -- or Southern agrarianism, if you will -- is a practical, modern-day goal.

Rebel mascot out -- and many don't like it!


Ole Miss' Rebel mascot has been replaced because -- wait for it -- he's too divisive. Many school boosters want him back and aren't giving up without a fight.

Multicult totalitarians want to purge every symbol and every vestige of traditional society. Today, their focus is on Southern culture, but before you know it, American symbols will have to go too.

Oh, wait a minute -- it's already happened!

Southern Music break

Whooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Loyal reader Forrest sent me the link to "Legend of the Rebel Soldier."


In a dreary Yankee prison where a rebel soldier lay
By his side there stood a preacher ere his soul should pass away
And he faintly whispered parson, as he clutched him by the hand
Oh parson, tell me quickly, will my soul pass through the Southland?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Majority of Americans now believe feds are encouraging illegal immigration

More Americans see who the real enemy is:

A recent Rasmussen poll found that 62 percent (up six points from October 2009) of likely U.S. voters believe that federal policies are actually encouraging illegal immigration, only 23 percent disagree, with another 16 percent not sure.

DC is determined to ram amnesty down our throats and not only opposes local initiatives to stop floodtide immigration, but sides with foreign nations against the people of Arizona.

The only thing missing is something Congress doesn't bother with any more: a formal declaration of war against us.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Map of the day


Andrew Sullivan (who else?) posts this map showing levels of online interest in homosexual dating by people calling themselves straight. Right. The level of activity goes from blue to green to yellow to orange to red -- that is, from Mayberry to Babylon.

Note the urban islands of homosexual interest in the otherwise straight areas of the old Confederacy -- which reminds me of these observations from Thomas Jefferson:

"I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health and the liberties of man. True, they nourish some of the elegant arts; but the useful ones can thrive elsewhere; and less perfection in the others, with more health, virtue and freedom, would be my choice."

"A city life offers you indeed more means of dissipating time, but more frequent, also, and more painful objects of vice and wretchedness."

So how do you explain Canada? Like this:

Foreclosuregate

The housing mess just keeps getting messier:

By most reports, it would appear that the voluntary suspension of foreclosures is underway to review simple, careless procedural errors. Errors which the conscientious banks are hastening to correct. Even Gretchen Morgenson in the New York Times characterizes the problem as “flawed paperwork.”

But those errors go far deeper than mere sloppiness. They are concealing a massive fraud.

They cannot be corrected with legitimate paperwork, and that was the reason the servicers had to hire “foreclosure mills” to fabricate the documents.

These errors involve perjury and forgery -- fabricating documents that never existed and swearing to the accuracy of facts not known.

Remember, this isn't just the fault of liberal Democrats -- George W. Bush was instrumental in artificially boosting minority home ownership numbers, despite the recipients' inability to pay. It was inevitable that this affirmative action in housing racket encouraged lenders to fudge the figures to meet quota.

US Government Thugs Raid Dairy Farm in Missouri

In another show of federal illegitimacy, a FDA multi-agency “guns drawn raid” on simple dairy farm, orders 50,000 lbs of cheese destroyed. You see, the cheese wasn't processed in accordance with US government mandates, as directed by the processed dairy industry, partial owners of the US government.

One wonders how much longer it will be before a Ukraine style starvation by government will occur? Food as a weapon to force cooperation with a bloodthirsty government has a number of historical precedents, with the progressive/fascist Stalin's starving of millions in Ukraine the most infamous.

Missouri is a southern state, how much longer do y'all think it will be before this happens in your state? It may already be happening.

From SLMN News.

In the shadow of 1860 - America's "two nations" go to the polls

This BBC analysis of the growing US culture war likens it to the Late Unpleasantness:

"No two nations on earth," wrote the Ohio Senator Benjamin Wade, "entertain more bitter feelings of rancour toward each other than these two nations of the Republic."

The two nations in question were the southern and northern peoples of America in the run up to the Civil War.

The historian Allan Nevins believed it was this "sectional consciousness, with all its emotional and psychological implications" which made war inevitable by 1861, not the issue of slavery per se.

Long before they were defined by grey and blue on the battlefield Americans had split into two sociologically and culturally distinct societies, sealed off from each other by distance, economics and a localised media.

Today the shadow of this division looms, barely acknowledged, over America's mid-term Congressional election, which has descended into a rancorous culture war with blasts of literal bellicosity at the edges.

It's a useful and apt comparison. However, I'd like to add that "Civil War," though a conveniently short handle for the events of 1860-65, isn't accurate -- "The War for Southern Independence" better evokes the issues that sparked the bitter hostilities between two regions separated by distinct cultures, as Albion's Seed documented.

Still, the BBC reflects a better, more realistic view than the simplistic progaganda that the war was a struggle between eeeeevil slaveholders and noble liberators.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

CNN Poll: Was Bush better president than Obama?

Buyer's remorse has hit the American heartland hard. Not quite two years since they rejected Bush and the Neocons, they're now forced to reconsider their choice:

Americans are divided over whether President Barack Obama or his predecessor has performed better in the White House, according to a new national poll...

By 47 to 45 percent, Americans say Obama is a better president than George W. Bush. But that two point margin is down from a 23 point advantage one year ago.

The blogosphere is split on this. Most feel sorry for Obama. Others say Bush should rank higher, and feel bad for the former president.

Not me. I feel sorry for the American people.

Quote of the day

"What we really ought to ask the liberal, before we even begin addressing his agenda, is this: In what kind of society would he be a conservative?" Joe Sobran

GE accepts $24.9 million in stimulus, fires 18,000 US workers

The criminal conspiracy we call the Federal government continues to shock and astound. Just when you think it cannot sink any lower, or twist that blade in the backs of taxpayers any more, something like this happens:

The Obama administration gave corporate giant General Electric—the parent company of NBC--$24.9 million in grants from the $787-billion economic “stimulus” law President Barack Obama signed in February 2009, according to records posted by the administration at Recovery.gov.

Despite getting $24.9 million from U.S. taxpayers, GE decreased its U.S.-based employees by 18,000 in 2009, according to the company’s 2009 annual report.

According to Standard & Poor's, GE took in $156 billion in revenue in 2009.

This is a perfect example of socialism for the rich and laissez-faire for the poor.

Reader comment of the week

In response to Ed Sebesta's latest: What might we call Ed's perverted thinking? Maybe "Sebestiality." Anonymous

Love it!

Voters seek new directions

The Vermont gubernatorial debates last Thursday illustrated the growing appeal of something beyond the useless, meaningless "choice" offered by the two establishment parties.

Independent candidate Dennis Steele called for the recall of Vermont's National Guard. Steele's platform calls for a referendum on the State's secession from DC.

Yessir, the times they are a-changin'!

12 Ominous Signs For World Financial Markets

Where does empire lead? There's only one way it can lead:

The U.S. economy is undeniably in decline. The only thing keeping the economy going at this point is a rapidly growing sea of red ink. Debt is literally everywhere. It is what our entire financial system is based on in 2010.

In the months and years to come, the major players are going to try very hard to keep all the balls in the air and to continue the massive shell game that is going on, but in the end the whole thing is going to collapse like a house of cards.

Unfortunately, we have been destroying the U.S. economy for decades and there is simply not going to be a happy ending to this story.

Here are the signs and what they mean for you.

This day in history


In 1870, General Robert E. Lee died in Lexington, Va., at age 63.

Collapsing empire watch

The collapse of the multicultural empire that was once a republic founded as an outpost of Western civilization has become so obvious, even honest writers on the left recognize it. Here's Glenn Greenwald with the scoop:

It's easy to say and easy to document, but quite difficult to really internalize, that the United States is in the process of imperial collapse. Every now and then, however, one encounters certain facts which compellingly and viscerally highlight how real that is.

The central government is actively importing poverty and crime while attempting to expand its power, so no wonder our economy, educational system, and quality of life are speeding downhill.

The question now is whether enough brave people of vision can see the dead weight of the central government is what's pulling us down with it, and take the steps to renew local self-government in time.

North Carolina League of the South Quarterly Meeting

Our presentations were captured on video, thanks to Harold!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Want to improve US national security? Cut the defense budget.

It's time to dismantle the Pentagram. Cutting the "gusher" of money it's been enjoying is a good start, says this former assistant defense secretary in the Reagan administration:

Reining in irresponsible defense spending will combat the most significant threat to our national security: the debt.

The United States is now in its thirteenth straight year of uninterrupted growth in the defense budget, an unprecedented rise in spending that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has rightly termed a “gusher.” As the United States winds down its mission in Iraq and begins to plan for the first withdrawal of American forces from Afghanistan next summer, it is long past time to reexamine whether the level and distribution of US defense spending actually enhances our national security capabilities.

Also, the Pentagram doesn't spend for defense, but for empire expansion and consolidation. We can't afford it.

No World Order

Multiculturalism is sooooo 20th century -- the future belongs to the new nationalism, says Leon Hadar.

CNN Poll: Most disapprove of both GOP and Democrats


CNN confirms what everyone already knows -- DC is an unfixable mess:

Most Americans disapprove of how both the Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress are handling their jobs, according to a new national poll.

And a CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday also indicates that the public does not seem optimistic about the economy if either the GOP or the Democrats control Congress next year.

But the graphic that accompanies the article doesn't really convey the message it attempts to send. Here's the real "Congress, you're fired!" graphic:

Southern secession referendum underway!

In Sudan, that is. But don't worry -- our time will come. "Big" is dying out all over the world, because smaller, more peaceful, culture-based nation states are resurgent.

If You Had Any Doubt....

... that the government knows it is completely and totally ****ed, this should disabuse you of it.

Democrats in the Senate on Thursday held a recess hearing covering a taxpayer bailout of union pensions and a plan to seize private 401(k) plans to more "fairly" distribute taxpayer-funded pensions to everyone.

I called this one a long time ago, and unfortunately, I am sad to report that they're actually trying to figure out how to do it.

If there's a pitchfork moment in this country it had better show up fairly soon, because if this report is accurate you can bet that these clowns are going to find a way to attach this in some obscure section of a 2,000+ page "must pass" bill - another one of those "you have to pass it so you can read it" deals.

I hate it when I'm right. I hate it even more when tens of millions of Americans are going to get reamed to pay for the crimes of the handful on Wall Street, and their crony enablers in Washington DC.

And by the way - you don't hold hearings on something you don't intend to do.

From Market Ticker.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Karzai Family Fortune, Courtesy of U.S. Taxpayers

Here's what our troops are fighting for in Afghanistan.

Southern = Nazi?

Behold Sebesta's latest righteous rant:

A historical group of Nazi re-enactors, claim not to be pro-Nazi

It turns out that one of the GOP's congressional candidates is a member of a group that does re-enactments of Nazi's and white washes their history.

The link is here:

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2010/10/why-is-this-gop-house-candidate-dressed-as-a-nazi/64319/

Read the article. Does it remind you of any "heritage" groups that you know?

As with all Sebesta posts, this one raises many tantalizing questions. Why is there a comma after "re-enactors" in the title? Why is there an apostrophe after "Nazi"? Why is the word "whitewash" cut in half? And which "heritage groups" is he referring to?

The first three questions are easy: Sebesta's command of the English language is almost as good as his knowledge of history. The last question is even easier: It's another jab at his own personal Moby Dick, "neo-Confederates" (note the name of his blog). He's implying that Southern heritage is just like Nazism.

No matter that the Southern Cause is the opposite of Nazism. The South fought for local self-government, not the big, centralized, authoritarian government that Hitler believed in. As Tom DiLorenzo has pointed out:

On page 566 of the 1999 Mariner/Houghton Mifflin edition of Mein Kampf Hitler clearly expresses the Lincoln/Jaffa view: "[T]he individual states of the American Union . . . could not have possessed any state sovereignty of their own. For it was not these states that formed the Union, on the contrary it was the Union which formed a great part of such so-called states." ...

Hitler (p. 567) mocked what he called "so-called sovereign states" in Germany because they stood in the way of a centralized Reich with their "impotence" and "fragmentation." Such impotence and fragmentation of government was purposely designed by some of the American founders precisely because they wanted to limit the powers of the central government.

To understand why Sebesta keeps making mistakes like this, you have to understand the hatreds and half-baked notions that squirm through his brain. He is so malignantly obsessed with a hatred of all things Southern that he associates all that he detests with the South. So when he encounters the words "Southern" or "Confederate," he thinks "Nazi," "racist," and "broccoli."

Genuine hate is an irrational association of evil things with others, including people and symbols, no matter the context or intent. As the Lolcats would say, Hates? Ed has it.

Who doesn't like Rebellion?

From a reader:

"I'm off to Red China again tomorrow, so that will be a week with having the Rebellion Blog censored by some IT guy in Beijing in a Chairman Mao suit."

Banned in Red China! Can't have that talk about self-determination and decentralization infecting the masses.

This day in history

In 1970, Fiji gained its independence from Great Britain.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

SPLC and Department of Homeland Security Team Up to Attack Patriot Groups

Hey, war supporters! Remember when George Bush and Dick Cheney started their citizen surveillance programs to "protect our freedom"? Here's what the government is doing with that power:

Stewart Rhodes writes today on the Oath Keepers website that the Southern Poverty Law Center is now officially part of the Department of Homeland Security. Rhodes sources a DHS document, entitled “Countering Violent Extremism Working Group,” that lists Richard Cohen as a member of the DHS created group. Cohen is president and CEO of the Southern Poverty Law Center.

How about that? The SPLC is working with the Department of Homeland Security. I wonder how that'll work out?

U.S. Won’t Recover Lost Jobs Until March 2020 At Current Pace

Other than little glitches like that, DC is doing a great job of ruining running the economy.

Remember -- it's only a glitch!

The 10th Amendment Nullification Movement

The LewRockwell.com site provides this great summary of ongoing efforts to re-assert State sovereignty, using data compiled by the Tenth Amendment Center.

These are spontaneous, grass-roots reactions to big government gone mad. DC is quickly imploding, and State governments provide the natural mechanism for reorganizing on a local level -- a phenomenon that is redefining the map all over the world as 20th-century megastates collapse under their own weight.

Immigration and economy fuel Spanish anxiety

Spain joins other European countries that have realized the existential threat of Third-World immigration:

"Immigrants who can't find work should go home now," Jose Luis Roberto tells me.

He is the president of the political party Espana 2000. But I wonder if it is not the lack of jobs, but what he says next that is the real reason he wants immigrants to leave.

"We don't want Muslims here who don't integrate and whose religion is incompatible with Spanish culture."

Espana 2000 may be a small party, with only three members elected to council level and only 3,000 members nationwide, but its views cannot be dismissed.

Can Europe wake up in time? Know hope.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Culture vs. Wordism

Here's a fine example of what I call "wordism":

The freedoms of speech and press spelled out in the 45 words of the First Amendment protect U.S. journalists from government restraint or reprisal for what they say or write....

Contrast this situation with the plight of journalists in northern Mexico, where the de facto authorities — invasive and ruthless drug cartels — have been killing journalists, and doing so with relative impunity.

The Los Angeles Times reported recently that an estimated 30 reporters had been killed or had gone missing since a government effort began in 2006 to break up the powerful criminal groups.

What a difference just 45 words — and the democratic society they helped shape and sustain — make.

I call it "wordism" because the author believes the proclamation of certain rights is what makes those rights exist. The problem with his argument is that the Mexican Constitution's Article VI also has a flowery proclamation of freedom of ideas and speech.

So is it pretty words that create rights or is it culture? And that raises another question: What happens to traditional rights when a country is colonized by a hostile culture?

This:

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo, it's Friday, y'all! Here's a Southern Rock Sampler.

Barack Obama accused of exaggerating terror threat for political gain

Our president wouldn't do that -- would he?

Boehner: Voters need a new GOP majority in Congress

Of course they do, John. Things were SO peachy the last time Republicans ran things that voters put their trust in an inexperienced Chicago hack. And now our only alternative is to go back to the old crooks?

It's time to think outside the box.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

89,000 stimulus payments sent to dead and incarcerated people

That's $22 million we're talking about. Who says big government is hopelessly incompetent?

Two dozen fall ill at Obama rally

SEE UPDATE BELOW:

More troubling symbolism for Obama:

About two dozen people have been treated for illness during a rally featuring President Obama at Bowie State University.

Prince George's County Fire and EMS spokesman Mark Brady tells WTOP numerous ambulances have been sent to the rally after people started fainting and became dizzy.

Sounds like an omen of what Obamacare will do to us.

Update: This inspired the reader comment of the week:

"First the seal falls off, now this mysterious miasma creeps around him...

I think he better start seriously considering letting our people go, before the Potomac turns blood red or burning hail falls from the sky...." Dutchy

Quote of the day

"I continue to be astounded by the level of disgust with Washington, D.C., and our two-party system." Tom Friedman, finally getting something right.

Southerners -- the real "Native Americans"

Southerners who celebrate their cultural heritage, are among the most misunderstood people in America. Italians who celebrate Colombus Day, and Irishmen who celebrate St. Patricks Day, never have to suffer the grief that Southerners who want to celebrate Robert E. Lee's Birthday have to endure.

Southern identity is partly about celebrating the Anglo-Celtic culture, which is the core culture that existed in America at the time of the founding of America in 1776. It is the culture that gave us the King James Bible, Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, William Faulkner, and others. Most Southerners, both white and black, are descended from people who were in America before the Civil War in 1860.

It is often said that America is a nation of immigrants. Southerners are not immigrants to America. When the first Southerners came to Jamestown, Virginia, in 1607, America did not exist as a nation. Southerners were the pioneers who built America. Southerners created colonial America in 1607, before the Mayflower folks arrived in 1620. Two sons of the South, the Virginians, George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, led America to independence as a Constitutional Republic in 1776. Why shouldn't Southerners be proud of such a great heritage?

Many of the Northerners who love to mock and insult the South, are people whose ancestors came to America as immigrants, after the statue of liberty was put up in 1886. They love to mock the people who created and built the America that their ancestors immigrated to. If someone could create a time machine, and we could go back to the 1890s, we would tell our Southern ancestors to stop those European immigrants from getting off their boats at Ellis Island. It is time that the Southerners who created American culture and the American nation, are shown a little appreciation by the Ellis Island Yankees, who just got off the boat the other day. If you are a pro-Southern Yankee, this complaint does not apply to you, of course.

From the ever-surprising Free Republic.