Saturday, December 31, 2011

TSA expands its reach

Thought you could avoid illegal government searches if you didn't fly, huh? Well, our overlords are one step ahead of you - maybe two. If you don't come to them, they'll come to you:

Weren't airport pat downs enough? The Transportation Security Administration is expanding its reach of checkpoints and control far beyond protecting airports.

"TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass-transit locations around the country," the Los Angeles Times reported. Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte, N.C., told the paper, "We are not the Airport Security Administration. We take that transportation part seriously." ...

The VIPR teams in 2011 checked ferry, cruise-ship, bus and train passengers. According to News Channel 5, a Nashville, Tenn., TV station, in October, "Tennessee was first to deploy VIPR simultaneously at five weigh stations and two bus stations across the state.

Random checks of private passenger autos is the logical next step. And why not? These unconstitutional searches serve many purposes. Not only do these totalitarian measures keep citizens in a constant state of fear, and therefore make them look to the government to protect them, but they also reinforce the government's authority over us, making us more submissive.

Are you mad enough yet?

Friday, December 30, 2011

Occupy Charlotte protesters arrested

Looks like the Occupy Charlotte protest has attracted the far, far left:

Four protesters, including a teenager, were charged after setting fire to two American flags early Friday near the Occupy Charlotte camp in Center City, police said. ...

Officers arrested 20-year-old Stephen Christopher Morris of Matthews, 28-year-old Jason Bargert of Charlotte, 23-year-old Michael Alan Behrle of Matthews and 19-year-old Alex Macon Tyler of Fort Mill.

All four men were charged with being careless with fire. That charge is a misdemeanor under the city ordnance.

Police officers told WBTV the protesters gave them a verbal tongue-lashing while being detained, calling then fascists, as well as using other colorful words.

I chuckled when I read that Michael Behrle and his fellow occupiers called the police "fascists." He's a member of an "antifa" group, which considers everyone to the right of Che Guevera a fascist.

Here's an interview I did with Mr. Behrle, and here's a story on his confrontation with Jared Taylor last January.

Small towns bear the brunt of war

Who profits from war? People like leftist Democrat Dianne Feinstein, whose husband's firms won multi-million dollar contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan. (Think MAYBE that had something to do with her vote in favor of the Iraq War?)

And who pays for these wars? People like this:

This month, as the last U.S. combat forces left Iraq, the holiday parade in Hickory, North Carolina, featured a first: marchers carrying the names of all the state’s troops who died in that war and in Afghanistan.

“The older men stood and saluted; some people cried,” said Mike Beasley, an ex-Marine who organized the display through his church. “It opened a lot of people up to what had happened.”

Places like Hickory, with a population of 40,010, bore much of the burden of Iraq war casualties. Roughly half of those who died came from towns with fewer than 50,000 people, and of those, about a quarter were from places with less than 10,000, a Bloomberg analysis of U.S. Census figures suggests.

The all-volunteer military gets many front-line troops from rural areas, where there’s a culture of patriotism, a tradition of service and often limited economic opportunities, said Michael O’Hanlon, a senior fellow in defense policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

“Infantry forces, which take the brunt of a lot of the casualties, do tend to draw predominantly from these regions,” O’Hanlon said.

Yes, folks from rural areas, and especially the South, do maintain a culture of patriotism and service. And ironically, as the article explains, the depressed economy provides few options other than enlisting in the military, an economy that's been hamstrung by the policies of the government these soldiers serve.

Does that kind of exploitational government deserve our loyalty and sacrifice?

Thursday, December 29, 2011

If Sean Hannity used the SPLC's standards ...

... and he probably would, especially against Ron Paul ... this is what he'd sound like:

Hannity: Congressman, I did some digging into your connections and found something I didn’t like.

Paul: Really?

Hannity: Yes. I viewed the profiles of some of your Facebook fans, and was shocked, horrified to see the kind of people whom you associate with.

Paul: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Hannity: Well let me give you an idea. Hank Rommel - does that ring a bell Dr. Paul?

Paul: No.

Hannity: He’s been a Facebook fan of yours for nearly two years, and was recently convicted of armed robbery in Tallahassee, Florida. What do you have to say about yourself Congressman?

Paul: Well, I didn’t know him personally nor ever heard of –

Hannity: Excuse me, you should have known about this Congressman. This is serious business. The American people deserve to know the type people whom you associate with.

As a matter of fact, this satire sounds EXACTLY like the SPLC. And it sounds like Hannity, too. If I didn't know this was fake ...

Congress Really Is As Bad As You Think, Scholars Say

Regular readers of this blog already knew that. But what's surprising is the source of this story - NPR!

Happy Kwanza!

Kathy Shaidle:

Kwanzaa, the brainchild of radical black activist and convicted felon, Ron Karenga, is a festival of tradition African principles. Mr. Karenga uses Swahili words for this fictional African feast, though American blacks are descended from Ghana and other parts of West Africa. Kenya and Tanzania, where Swahili is spoken, is thousands of miles away. This makes about as much sense as having Irish-Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by speaking Polish.

Thanks to Bernie for the heads up!

The ethnic group that infects America

An evil force threatens American democracy.

The two-party system teeters on the verge of collapse, warns Robert Reich. "Radicals" in the Republican Party have commandeered the party of Lincoln and steered it to anti-government positions that can only wreak havoc. For you see, if the Republican Party does not continue its noble function of corralling the unenlightened electorate to support the Democratic Party's agenda - socialized medicine, multiculturalism, and affirmative action - then the entire system loses legitimacy.

And who are these "radicals"? They are whites, which is bad enough, but whites from a region that has produced nothing but trouble, says Reich:

As political analyst Michael Lind has noted, today's Tea Party is less an ideological movement than the latest incarnation of an angry white minority -- predominantly Southern, mainly rural, largely male -- that has repeatedly attacked American democracy in order to get its way.

It's no coincidence that the states responsible for putting the most Tea Party representatives in the House are all former members of the Confederacy. Others are from border states with significant Southern populations and Southern ties.

I have an idea - Why not let the South secede? That way, the North will be rid of those Southerners who hold back progress. Win-win!

Omaha struggles with street gangs

Once-peaceful Omaha, Nebraska, has become hostage to a new wave of violence from brutal street gangs:

James Mun, 19, was gunned down in an empty lot on Omaha's gritty north side, as he drank beer with a group of friends early one Saturday morning. Police have made no arrests in the case.

"I can never imagine that I would end up losing my son on the streets of the United States," Koak said.

Mun's murder is the grim consequence of a rising tide of youth and gang violence afflicting Sudanese refugees in the U.S., who have settled mainly in Nebraska, Iowa and other Midwest states. From weekend brawls to shootings and robberies, young Sudanese are victims and victimizers, ending up in hospital beds, behind bars -- or dead.

Sudanese street gangs that began forming around 2003 are responsible for the most serious violence, according to Bruce Ferrell, a former gang unit detective with the Omaha Police Department.

What's behind this invasion from Sudan, of all places? Guess who:

The federal government, through the Office of Refugee Resettlement, provides newly arrived refugees with 90 days of intensive assistance, including housing, food, clothing and employment.

Your tax dollars at work.

Decentralize now!

It's the only solution, says Andrew P. Napolitano. But don't expect any of the Establishment candidates to advocate anything other than more centralization. Here's why:

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney don't want to shrink government. They love government. They just want to manage it better. The problem with that approach is that government by its very design is always mismanaged. The centralization of decision-making amplifies the effects of poor decisions while disincentivizing prudent ones.

Unlike an individual or a well-run corporation, government is not motivated by how efficient it can be, but rather by how lucrative it can be for those associated with it, and how those who run the government can stay in power.

The only alternative to centralization is for people at the local level to reclaim self-government.

Quote of the day

"But I must remember who I am dealing with and be content with the knowledge I have and that they lack." Billy Yank, telling the world that no matter how many arguments he loses with Southerners, he's still superior to them.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This day in history

In 1832, John C. Calhoun became the first vice president in U.S. history to resign from office.

From Infoplease:

As the preeminent spokesman for the South, Calhoun tried to reconcile the preservation of the Union with the fact that under the Union the South's dominant agricultural economy was being neglected and even injured for the benefit of the ever-increasing commercial and industrial power of the North. When a still higher tariff replaced (1832) the Tariff of Abominations of 1828, he maintained that the Constitution, rightly interpreted, gave a state the power to nullify federal legislation inimical to its interests. He returned to South Carolina, had a state convention called, and directed the passage of the famous ordinance of nullification.

But remember - despite the long-brewing economic conflict between the agricultural South and the industrial North, the South seceded over slavery, period.

Technology Civil War? South's Tech Sector Thrives

Why are high-tech companies prospering in the South? It's not just the climate - it's our culture:

Southern businesses look to build companies that provide their employees with healthy lifestyles, something they say stands in stark contrast to Silicon Valley's mentality.

“Silicon Valley has more of a culture of working 24/7, where Atlanta is a little more laid back," Pardot CEO David Cummings told FoxNews.com. His five-year-old firm provides on-demand Web marketing automation products that integrate with popular sites, such as Salesforce.com and SugarCRM.

"We are still very successful while keeping a good balance between life and work,” he said.

Both Cummings and Graham commented on the emphasis Southern companies place on family life.

“If you follow our tech entrepreneurs on Twitter, the first thing you are going to see in their bios is not the business they run but something about their family or who they are,” Graham said. “I still try to be home at six to have dinner with my family.”

You want a flash in the pan? Go to Silicon Valley. You'll make more money at first, but you'll burn out before you know it. The South is all about the long term, the permanent things.

Thanks to Jeff and Scott for the link!

Why the establishment really fears Ron Paul

What's behind all the frothing attacks on Ron Paul, the "scary racist"? As Jack Hunter says, "Let's cut the crap":

The GOP establishment’s main beef with Ron Paul is his foreign policy. This ideological chasm is the subtext to most attacks on Paul from the right. To their credit, some of Paul’s critics are man (or woman) enough to confront the congressman on this subject directly. Paul welcomes these challenges and wants his fellow Republicans to debate what a true conservative foreign policy should look like. But the members of the Republican establishment do not want any such discussion. In fact, they fear it.

It's not just the "GOP establishment" that fears and loathes Ron Paul. Charles Johnson, the liberal interventionist at Little Green Footballs, has also piled on Paul, and he's joined by the multicult storm troopers at One People's Project.

What do these three seemingly divergent groups have in common?

They're all totalitarian wannabes, that's what. They know that only an all-powerful central government can feed their endless appetite for control over others. And an aggressive foreign policy is the prerequisite of an aggressive domestic policy.

The good news is that their fear is very real. Ron Paul's success is a direct rejection of big government. With 64% of Americans now viewing the government as their greatest threat, and active duty military personnel backing Ron Paul more than any other candidate, vital support of the warfare-welfare state is rapidly evaporating.

So no wonder the chickenhawks and their leftist allies are screaming "Racist!" at the top of their lungs. It's their last resort, and they know it.

"I Am Denmark"


Here's a video and a link to the platform of the Danish People's Party. Whether it's possible to be "just a little multicult" is debatable, but at the core of this message is a stubborn declaration of love for one's own heritage, as well as a refusal to submit to occupiers. Here's the DPP platform:

Danish independence and freedom are the primary objectives of Danish foreign policy. The Danish People's Party wishes friendly and dynamic cooperation with all the democratic and freedom-loving peoples of the world, but we will not allow Denmark to surrender its sovereignty.

As a consequence, the Danish People's Party opposes the European Union.

The country is founded on the Danish cultural heritage and therefore, Danish culture must be preserved and strengthened. This culture consists of the sum of the Danish people's history, experience, beliefs, language and customs. Preservation and further development of this culture is crucial to the country's survival as a free and enlightened society.

Denmark is not an immigrant-country and never has been. Thus we will not accept transformation to a multiethnic society. Denmark belongs to the Danes and its citizens must be able to live in a secure community founded on the rule of law, which develops along the lines of Danish culture.

Is Western Civilization finally stirring back to life?

Segregated Charter Schools Evoke Separate But Equal Era in U.S.

Give people too much freedom, allow them to choose where and how their kids are educated, and look what happens - they start self-segregating! And not just the whites, but the blacks, too!

That's why we need socialism!

Flags of the Rebellion


Click image to Texas-size!

"Electricity from New Orleans, Raleigh, or Atlanta can help light lamps in Des Moines."

In 1963, everyone accepted the Confederate Battleflag as a symbol of a proud culture.

Today, that's still true. And to the globalist elite, that's a problem.

Tip o' the slouch hat to Bernie!


Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Quote of the day

"While projecting guilt onto the enemy always precedes their annihilation, instilling guilt in them can win a war without a shot being fired." Jim Goad

Please click on this and read the whole thing. It's a classic.

Welcome to the Barack H. Obama Indefinite Detention Center

Here's a handy Q&A to help you adjust to post-American America.

For background, see this and this. And watch what you say.

This day in history

In 1979, the Soviet Union took control of Afghanistan, installing Afghan politician Babrak Karmal as president. Soviet goals included liberating the Afghans, and halting the expansion of Islamic extremism.

Hmmm... that sounds awfully familiar. Where have I heard that before?

Muslim who threatened Pam Geller killed in attack on police officer

Let's see if we can figure out who's ultimately responsible for this:

Using a knife and a handgun, Jameela Cecila Barnette, 53, assaulted an officer from the department’s Precinct 3 who had knocked on her apartment door after responding to an alarm, Cobb Police spokesman Sgt. Dana Pierce said. Despite receiving injuries to his arm, Pierce said the officer, who is not being identified at this time, fired his service weapon to stop the assault.

On her blog, Pam Geller notes that the suspect had not only threatened her, but also U.S. Rep. Peter King (R-New York), and New York state Sen. Greg Ball, who had investigated Muslim influence on domestic terrorists.

What Geller overlooked, though, is how much Jameela Barnette may have been influenced by the Southern Poverty Law Center's slander against Geller and her Stop Islamization of America organization. According to the SPLC, Pam Geller is an "Islamophobe" and "professional Muslim hater", and the organization Geller and Robert Spencer founded is a "hate group."

It seems easy to conclude that Jameela Barnette would see anyone who questioned the role of Islam in domestic terror as an enemy motivated only by "hate."

After all, when nutcase Jared Loughner killed six people at a Tucson, Arizona, political rally, the SPLC didn't hesitate to conclude Loughner had acted on the "antigovernment paranoia" caused by conservatives who opposed Obama's leftist agenda.

So it seems fair to me to condemn the SPLC by the same standards it condemns others.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas in Dixie



It's windy in Chicago.
The kids are out of school.
There's magic in Motown.
The city's on the move.
In Jackson, Mississippi to Charlotte, Caroline.
And all across the Nation, it's a peaceful Christmas time.

Christmas in Dixie, it's snowing in the pines.
Merry Christmas from Dixie, to everyone tonight.
And from Fort Payne, Alabama.

God bless you all, We love ya,
Happy New Year, Good night, Merry Christmas.

Merry Christmas tonight...

Lee's Christmas letter to his daughter

“Coosawatchie, South Carolina, December 25, 1861

My Dear Daughter,

May God guard and preserve you for me, my dear daughter! Among the calamities of war, the hardest to bear, perhaps, is the separation of families and friends. Yet all must be endured to accomplish our independence and maintain our self-government. In my absence from you I have thought of you very often and regretted I could do nothing for your comfort. Your old home, if not destroyed by our enemies, has been so desecrated that I cannot bear to think of it. I should have preferred it to have been wiped from the earth, it’s beautiful hill sunk, and its sacred trees buried rather than to have been degraded by the presence of those who revel in the ill they do for their own selfish purposes.

I pray for a better spirit and that the hearts of our enemies may be changed. In your homeless condition I hope you make yourself contented and useful. Occupy yourself in aiding those more helpless than yourself. Think always of your father.

R.E. Lee.”


Thanks to Bernie for the link!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Iraq must divide to survive

The Sunnis, Shiites, and Kurds of Iraq are slaughtering each other because each has its own interests, traditions, and ideas of what government should and should not do.

There's only one option left, says this timely article from the UK Guardian. The author recommends the Iraqi version of States' Rights.

But in view of the depth of division among these groups, maybe it's time they agree to "shake off the existing government, and form a new one that suits them better."

The DC Empire imposed on the Iraqis the 19th- and 20th-century model of the all-powerful central government. But recent events have repudiated that model all over the world. It's time it died a natural death.

This day in history

In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the Federal Reserve System.

Who Leads the Attack On Ron Paul?

The usual suspects, that's who:

From the remorseless liars that brought America into the Iraq War, have kept the US mired in Afghanistan for now over a decade, oversaw the genocide in Libya wrought by NATO-backed Al Qaeda terrorists, and are attempting to incite war with both Syria and Iran, comes a frothing, if not entirely elementary attack against one of the few obstacles that stands in their way of perpetual war fought at America’s expense but for their personal gain. That obstacle is Ron Paul and the Constitutional reawakening he has spurred.

These people profit from the Empire's international murder racket, and Ron Paul's call to restore sanity would put an end to their sweet little gig. So naturally the pro-war, any war gang tosses anything it can at him.

These people can't argue the facts, so they scream "Racism!" at their enemies. As I've argued before, both buttoned-up Neocons and the Halloween Left share the same lust for power and hatred of traditional America, and see big government as a weapon they can use to take what they want.

Orly Taitz calls for Arizona to secede

And other states should follow, says Dr. Taitz. DC has demonstrated time and again that it does not intend to fulfill its duties; in fact, it is siding with foreign powers against the people's interests. A secession referendum is our legal right. Nothing else, Taitz argues, will get DC's attention:

Just calling the referendum in one state, like the state of AZ, would send chills down the spines of the scoundrels in the federal government. They will know, that one state seceding from the union, will create an avalanche of seceding states. Those states might form one new union or several unions, but one important thing, is that the scoundrels in Washington will be out of work. We have seen such corrupt unions dismantling. Soviet Union came apart, so did Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. People and individual states can chose to dismantle a union and build a new union, if the government in the old union became too bloated and corrupt. I do not know, if we will need to go as far as dismantling the union, but just calling a referendum would be a good start to send a message.

Please, let’s start a petition to the governor of AZ to schedule a referendum. I need volunteers to help me with this petition.

Friends, we've been waiting for a prominent person to take up the banner of State secession. Here's our opportunity. Contact Dr. Taitz here:

29839 Sta Margarita Pkwy,
Ste 100
Rancho Sta Margarita, CA 92688
orly.taitz@gmail.com
(949) 766-7687

Secession is an idea whose time has come ...

... to Australia. The National Forum features an argument for Western Australia's independence using Thomas Jefferson's compact theory as justification. Toward the end of the piece, it also cites an article by Dr. Thomas Woods to bolster its case.

How long until Jefferson's ideas catch on here at home?

Thursday, December 22, 2011

This day in history

In 1989, communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu of Romania was overthrown.

Local Cops Ready for War With Homeland Security-Funded Military Weapons

Our recent post on the increasingly totalitarian measures the Obama regime is resorting to in the never-ending war on terror takes on an even chillier significance in light of this story on the militarization of local law enforcement:

[T]housands of ... local police departments nationwide have been amassing stockpiles of military-style equipment in the name of homeland security, aided by more than $34 billion in federal grants since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, a Daily Beast investigation conducted by the Center for Investigative Reporting has found.

Thank you, Department of Homeland Security. Once again, we're seeing the harmful domestic effects of an aggressive foreign policy.

And the ruling elite wonder why Ron Paul's attracting so much support.

Facing the race issue in America

Stogie at Saberpoint offers some observations on both the Ron Paul newsletter story and race in general that are worth reading. Facts are facts, he insists, and defends Paul's comments about black crime rates by quoting Heather McDonald from the New York Post:

Nearly every day, the police experience a reality that is kept assiduously out of public awareness: the overwhelming disproportion in crime. In 2009, for example, blacks, who are 23 percent of the city’s [New York's] population, committed 80 percent of all shootings, according to reports filed by the victims and witnesses. Whites, who are 35 percent of the population, committed 1.4 percent of all shootings.

It's time we discarded the wishful thinking and denial that Americans have allowed to define "acceptable" views on race. It's a topic that continues to incite passions despite the efforts of government, academia, and Hollywood to declare the issue settled. They all demand we pretend everyone's equal despite the embarrassing facts, as well as many other realities that insist the differences between the races are more than superficial.

Why is this important? Like global warming, equality is a bottomless gold mine for those who seek political and economic power over others. If we imagine that everyone's equal, and measures of success such as test scores, income, and crime statistics stubbornly reflect persistent inequalities, OBVIOUSLY there's evil afoot that can only be met with more government programs, more bloated bureaucracy, and more taxes to pay for it all.

However, if the word gets out that such programs are hopeless wastes of money and effort, we can begin to put together more sane educational and political policies - policies based on reality instead of an ideology of, for, and by an ambitious ruling class and its dependent constituencies.

Who suffers from policies that conflict with reality? Everyone, including blacks whose communities are devastated by the unforeseen consequences of liberal social programs, such as families broken by welfare dependence and marauding gangs of fatherless youths. At some point, we all have to say, "Enough is enough."

Neocons Urge Obama to intervene in Syria

As Iraq slides into chaos and civil war, thanks to the destabilizing Bush invasion, spokesghouls for the war industry are itching for yet another romp through the Middle Eastern minefield. In a letter published in The Weekly Standard (of course!), Elliott Abrams, Max Boot, Douglas J. Feith, Robert Kagan, and, of course, William Kristol, demand Obama use his imperial authority to launch a new war we can't afford in a region of the world where we shouldn't be messing.

In other words, the same gaggle of draft dodgers and war speculators that lied us into Iraq want us to mire ourselves in Syria. America needs to lay off that Kristol Meth.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

President Obama Can Kill You On His Own Discretion Without Charge or Trial

And if you object to this new power, you're obviously a racist terrorist white supremacist. Or something. Whatever you are, the Homeland will be better off without you.

US Citizen Convicted of Providing ‘Material Support’ to Terrorists

Okay, this is scary:

An American citizen from a Boston suburb was convicted on Tuesday on terrorism charges, but the charges were loosely defined and the verdict may represent a significant blow to free speech rights.

Federal prosecutors claimed that Tarek Mehanna, 29, traveled to Yemen in 2004 with the hope of training as a terrorist and going on to fight American soldiers in Iraq. He failed to find any training camps, but returned home and allegedly promoted al Qaeda by writing about violent jihad against U.S. foreign policy on the Internet.

Mehanna and his lawyers instead claimed that he traveled to Yemen to receive training to become an Islamic scholar and that his writings on the Internet amounted to free speech.

In other words, Mehanna didn't commit or plot violence. He only advocated jihad. But the government successfully prosecuted him for "supporting terrorism."

This, combined with Obama's new law making the US part of the battlefield in the never-ending war on terror, thereby enabling the military to imprison suspects, including citizens, without a trial, should slap everyone awake to the growing threat of the rogue regime in DC.

I'm sure the pro-war, any way crowd will shrug and say, "Hey, the guy's a Muslim! Glad they got him!" But the bottom line is that the man is a US citizen who's been jailed for broadcasting unpopular opinions.

Where does it end? If you disagree with the US occupation of Afghanistan, are you providing support to the Taliban?

Ask not for whom the bell tolls.

I've changed my mind about amnesty

It's all about fairness.

Consider: A man who only wanted a share of the American dream ignored a law. But his children are blameless. So why shouldn't they be allowed to remain in the home their father provided for them through years of hard work? And why should they have to surrender the only life they've ever known?

After all, the children have gone to college and are working at becoming contributing citizens and good Americans. Can't we all find a place in our hearts to forgive them and accept them, rather than condemn them for something they had no say in? Should the children be punished for the crimes of their father?

Amnesty isn't a popular term, but sometimes it's the right thing to do.

So it's agreed: Bernie Madoff's children should be allowed to keep their father's money. Because it makes just as much sense as amnesty for illegal aliens.

Email scam of the week

I love the unique approach this one takes. Plus, it's one of the best written scam emails I've ever seen. Enjoy:

Greetings,

I am Mrs.Safia Farkash Gahdafi the wife of the late Libyan Leader Colonel Muammar Gahdafi. Following the recent rebellion in my country and the brutal death of my husband on the 20 Oct 2011, I have been thrown into a state of utter confusion, frustration and hopelessness; I have been subjected to physical and psychological torture by the security agents in Algeria where we seek refuge at present.

You must have heard over the media reports and the internet on the recovery of various huge sums of money deposited by my husband in different firms abroad, some companies willingly give up their secrets and disclosed our money confidently lodged
there or many outright blackmail. In fact the total sum discovered by the Government so far is in the tune of $900 Million Dollars. And they are not relenting to make me poor for life; I got your contact email address through my research and out of desperation decided to reach you through this medium.

Please note that honesty is the watch word in this transaction. I will require your full names and address and telephone so that we can commence communication immediately and I will give you a more detailed picture of things. In case you don’t accept please do not let me out to the security as I am giving you this information in total trust and confidence.

Sincerely

Safia Farkash Gaddafi

Now we finally know how to spell Gaddafi's name!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Apple hates Southerners

The Siri voice recognition app in Apple's new iPhone can't understand Southerners.

Thanks to Jeff for the link!

The Village Voice hates bass players

Read how the mighty Village Voice (a leftist rag, as we all know) misrepresented the comments of Stogie, a blogger and pretty good bass player.

Quote of the day

"What the US government means by 'the enemy' is the rest of the world outside official Washington." Justin Raimondo

Former U.S. Afghanistan Commander McChrystal scores new gig

One thing you have to admit about the military-industrial complex: It takes care of its own:

Siemens AG, Europe’s largest engineering company, hired Stanley McChrystal, a former commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, for a new unit seeking U.S. government contracts.

McChrystal, 57, will serve as chairman of Siemens Government Technologies, which spans security systems to engineering software for defense equipment, the Munich-based company said in a statement today. Siemens appointed former U.S. Army Lieutenant General John Sylvester and Robert Coutts, a former Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) executive, as board members.

“General McChrystal brings us tremendous knowledge from a soldier’s perspective and from a policy perspective,” Judy Marks, president and chief executive officer of the government technology unit, said in a telephone interview. “He is the perfect fit.”

Yes. I'm sure he is.

Why we fight

The coincidence of Vaclav Havel and Kim Jong Il dying within hours of each other provides us with a rich opportunity to contrast two very different men. This cartoon from Kevin Siers says it all:


Here's the full quote from Havel:

“A state that denies its citizens their basic rights becomes a danger to its neighbors as well: internal arbitrary rule will be reflected in arbitrary external relations. The suppression of public opinion, the abolition of public competition for power and its public exercise opens the way for the state power to arm itself in any way it sees fit. A state that does not hesitate to lie to its own people will not hesitate to lie to other states.”

What struck me was how this echoed Robert E. Lee's prophetic warning to Lord Acton:

"[T]he consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it."

Both Lee the Confederate and Havel the anti-communist described the ultimate enemy of freedom and security: the consolidation of power. R.J. Rummel's studies confirm that the greatest threats to an individual's life and liberty come not from foreign sources, but from his own government. Just as the tyranny of Reconstruction gave birth to the imperial rampages of the DC Empire (which continue to this day), the domestic and war crimes of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union were made possible - or inevitable - by the same mechanism, an all-powerful central government. The message is clear: Big Government is the enemy.

That's why electing the other Establishment party is no solution. For proof, look at how Obama expanded both the war in Afghanistan and the Bush-Cheney assault on the Bill of Rights.

The only answer is devolution, the resumption of local self-determination. The only way to end the terror and corruption of the megastate is to dismantle it, and that means the return to human-scaled political units.

The good news is that the process has already begun. Secession is on the rise all around the world. Know hope.

This day in history

In 1860, South Carolina reclaimed its delegated powers from the Union.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quote of the day

"It should never be forgotten: a libertarian is a type of liberal, he is not a conservative. A libertarian doesn't believe in a cultural or moral order; he believes in equal freedom. And the consistent pursuit of equal freedom requires the destruction of all cultural and moral order, which is done by calling the defenders of any cultural or moral order 'haters.'" Lawrence Auster

Walter Reed "accidentally" bans Bibles

This is one of those stories that make you go "hmmmm":

Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is backtracking on an order that banned family members from bringing Bibles and other religious materials to injured soldiers and a religious organization is demanding an explanation.

Issued on the date of the official consolidation of the region's two military medical centers, the memo on visitor and patient policy contained a section stating "No religious items (i.e. Bibles, reading material, and/or artifacts) are allowed to be given away or used during a visit." The Sept. 14 memo came from the desk of Col. Norvell Coots, the commander of the Walter Reed Healthcare system.

A spokeswoman for Walter Reed told The Washington Examiner on Friday that the policy was "written incorrectly," and that a ban on religious items was never enforced.

I have another theory. I say Col. Coots wrote exactly what was on his mind and skeedaddled away from his own words when he started catching heat.

Typical bureaucrat.

Another racist plot

The first black Attorney General has a real scandal on his hands with the "Fast and Furious" story revealing mind-blowing levels of incompetence and bungled attempts to cover up the facts. So there's only one thing to do: scream racism! Why not? It's worked before.

Attorney General Eric Holder accused his growing chorus of critics of racist motivations in a Sunday interview published in the New York Times. When reached by The Daily Caller Monday morning, the Department of Justice provided no evidence to support the attorney general’s claims.

Holder said some unspecified faction — what he refers to as the “more extreme segment” — is driven to criticize both him and President Barack Obama due to the color of their skin. Holder did not appear to elaborate on who he considered to make up the “more extreme segment.”

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” Holder said, according to the Times. “Both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Yes. Because if a white liberal was responsible for a sting operation that ended up putting weapons in the hands of Mexican drug cartels, resulting in over 300 deaths, no one would've made a peep.

Civil War Manipulation

At the pro-Empire site Civil War Memory, Kevin Levin and his Lincoln-Lovin' Legion have tired of "raging" at noted author and vexillologist Ed Sebesta, and have returned to their regularly scheduled program of mocking the South.

In a typical post, Levin makes some catty remark about the South, and the Legionnaires hoot, snicker, and pile on with their own snitty comments. Anyone who doesn't embrace the approved history of the Empire's wars of liberation is met with jeers, and the Lincoln Lovers congratulate each other for their superior intelligence and orthodoxy.

Sound like fun? Well, in a post entitled Deep Thoughts With the Kennedy Brothers, Levin offers this quote from Lincoln's Marxists by Al Benson, Jr., and Walter Donald Kennedy (though Levin sloppily attributes it to Kennedy and his brother James Ronald, whom he dismisses as the "dynamic duo"):

“Adolf Hitler admired Lincoln’s attack upon state’s rights and emulated Lincoln by destroying the last vestiges of “statal rights” in the German Federal Republic. Lincoln, Marx, Engles, and Hitler–what a band of brothers!”

Regular commenter Andy Hall added this:

In reference to the quote about Hitler’s supposed admiration for Lincoln, Donnie Kennedy cites the work’s author as “Kennedy” which is kind of a douchey thing to do to the work’s first author, Al Benson, Jr.

I don’t know what Benson and Walter Kennedy cite as evidence of Hitler’s deliberate emulation of Lincoln, but Hitler himself explicitly expected to develop kinship with the states of the old Confederacy on attitudes of race. From Mein Kampf, pp 401-02, in the footnotes:

"In practice the word ['Aryan'] is officially used today as a racial term excluding Jews and negroes [sic.]. The second are frowned upon because (i.a.) they are admitted into the French army; and because, it is hoped, sympathy for the Nazi cause may be thus awakened among Southerners in the United States."

I’m guessing that quote doesn’t appear in any of the Kennedys’ books.

To which I replied:

Hitler may have hoped for support from the South, but then he also hoped that Britain would join him against the Soviets. Does that impugn the people of Britain, or what they fought for?

As far as actual philosophy and policy, Lincoln's regime comes much closer to mirroring Hitler. Not only is there the genocide of American Indians, but opposition to States' Rights. From page 831 of Mein Kampf:

"The states that make up the American Union are mostly in the nature of territories, more or less, formed for technical administrative purposes, their boundaries having in many cases been fixed in the mapping office. Originally these states did not and could not possess sovereign rights of their own. Because it was the Union that created most of the so-called states."

Sounds rather Lincolnian, doesn't it?

Of course, there's only one way for a defender of the Empire to respond to such a heretical comment: Delete it. Which is exactly what Kevin Levin did.

So much for reasoned and impartial discourse in pursuit of the truth.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Vaclav Havel, Anti-Communist Hero, RIP

Former Czech president Havel died "peacefully in his sleep" at the age of 75. He will long be remembered for his role in overthrowing the communist regime in his native country, and for continuing his anti-communist activism all over the world until the very end.

But there's a special place in the hearts of self-determination activists for Vaclav Havel. Faced with a secessionist movement by the eastern half of Czechoslovakia, he took the role of the anti-Lincoln, and respected the Slovaks' right to govern themselves. The two nations continue to live in peace.

Now that's a legacy to be proud of.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Farm profits up?

How is that possible, considering how eeeevil xenophobes have passed laws to stop the flow of illegal aliens, who are the ONLY ones who can pick crops? Steve Sailer is simply bumfuzzled:

As all know from reading the newspapers, food in America would cost more per ounce than gold if we weren't lucky enough to have a constant stream of undocumented workers to do all the work. Without a vast influx of newcomers each year, our poor farmers would be ruined, ruined I tell you. It's economically, and perhaps biologically, impossible to grow food in America without an endless supply of semi-literate but highly fertile foreigners.

Which raises another question: How did we helpless Anglos ever feed ourselves before the Latinization of America? I don't know. I just don't know.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, RIP

Yes, it's possible to feel compassion, even a sneaking admiration, for a man who was once accurately described as “lying, self-serving, fat-assed, chain-smoking, drunken, opportunistic [and] cynical.” Christopher Hitchens was all those things, but also a gifted writer, polemicist, and story teller, and now he is gone, following an excruciating battle with esophageal cancer. You'd have to be pretty hard-hearted not to be touched by what he endured.

But questions remain. What does Hitchens' legacy tell us about ourselves and our time? That legacy, of course, is that of articulate and militant promotion of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Look at how that legacy is celebrated by supposedly antagonistic camps in the political blogosphere. Over at The Other McCain, Hitchens is recognized as an "atheist [who] abandoned the Left for conservatism." Meanwhile, at Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs, Hitchens is mourned with this farewell: "One of the real heroes of rational humanism and critical thinking has left us, and we’ll all be poorer for his leaving. I’ll miss you, Christopher."

Despite the ferocity of his prose, Hitch has in death transubstantiated into a revered figure of unity. Those who once were far off have been brought near by his life's work, and especially by his advocacy of war, the great unifier.

Problem is, Hitchens never "abandoned the Left for conservatism"; he remained a self-described Trotskyite. The Neocon Wars he supported were conceived and implemented as grand Trotskyite projects to promote big government and globalism. Yes, he despised Islam, but he despised all religion. Hitchens also had nothing but the leftist's contempt for traditional culture, especially the South, for daring to defend its beloved symbols.

Now why, in the middle of a euology, would some trouble-maker elbow his way to the podium to demand time for a rebuttal? Because if we continue to spread the misconception that support for war, any war, somehow defines conservatism, we will end up abandoning genuine conservatism and its love of liberty for a bizarre ideology that promotes and glorifies war's chief sponsor and beneficiary, which is authoritarian government. These days, the policies of open borders, perpetual war, and the scuttling of the Bill of Rights in the name of national security are sold in the name of "conservatism."

Can we mourn the man while repudiating his projects? We must do both.

Quote of the day

"I've wandered much further today than I should / And I can't seem to find my way back to the Wood." Kenny Loggins, Return to Pooh Corner

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Feds Say Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio Violated Civil Rights

Will the Feds manage to silence Sheriff Arpaio? Stay tuned - this could get real interesting.

This day in history


The movie Gone With the Wind premiered in Atlanta, Georgia.

When Scarlett shot the Yankee thief, the audience stood and roared for a half hour.

Quote of the day

"The only thing worse than rebellion is the thing that caused rebellion." Anonymous

The Republican Jewish Coalition "debate" on The Daily Show

Who's the most conservative Republican candidate? And of course, by "conservative," we mean "most willing to sacrifice America's interests for Israel." (Which is why Ron Paul wasn't invited - all he cares about is what's best for America.) Jon Stewart made hay out of how bizarre this spectacle got: "Michele Bachmann worked on a kibbutz! She loves Israel so much, she was willing to join a socialist collective!" Yes, this is how crazy mainstream "conservatism" is these days.

So the Republican Jewish Coalition didn't sponsor a debate; it provided a runway where the Republicans could model their "I love Israel" tee shirts. Watch:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Glenn Beck uses the "R" word

Idiot.

The only thing worse than a traitor is someone on your side whose actions help the enemy. Glenn Beck relegated himself forever into that category when he said this about his former associates in the Tea Party:

And I issued a challenge to Tea Party members. … [Gingrich] is a progressive. … If you have a big government progressive, or a big government progressive in Obama, one in Newt Gingrich, one in Obama, ask yourself this, Tea Party: is it about Obama’s race? Because that’s what it appears to be to me. If you’re against him but you’re for this guy, it must be about race.

Naturally, pundits on the left gleefully pounced all over this. Here's the far-left Thing Progress:

The comment is striking coming from Beck, who organized major Tea Party events and strongly defended the movement against charges of racism. “The NAACP adopted a resolution condemning the racist elements of the Tea Party. Well, I’d do that, too, if I knew where they were,” Beck said in July 2010. Now, it seems he finally knows there are.

Look, Glenn - just using the term "racist" is a buy-in to the leftist mindset, which sees any allegiance determined by heritage and tradition as an impediment to the left's abstract, other-worldly ideology. The term was invented by a clever and ruthless leftist, one Leon Trotsky, to characterize opponents of the Soviet Union's radical and brutal agenda. These days, it's used as a weapon of mass discredit to silence opponents of the left, including those who oppose illegal immigration, affirmative action, or socialized medicine.

Don't do the left's work for them, okay?

Monday, December 12, 2011

Yes, Virginia, Ed Sebesta is for real


This time of year, newspaper editorial pages will reprint the famous letter assuring little Virginia O'Hanlon that there is indeed a Santa Claus.

Here at Rebellion, we have our own Christmas tradition. Since many families will be buying Christmas trees this weekend, it's an appropriate time to reprint Ed Sebesta's anti-Southern classic, "No Plantation Christmas."

First-time readers of this blog and even readers of pro-Empire blogs don't believe Sebesta is real. But he is, as the following quote will prove. Like all of Sebesta's masterpieces, it has to be read to be believed.

No Plantation Christmas

Here in Texas we have Christmas Tree Farms and Christmas Tree Plantations. I would hope that no one would buy a tree from a Christmas Tree Plantation.

Now, I know that technically that a plantation is a farm with an organized labor force in the production of some agricultural product. A plantation is the agricultural equivalent of a factory. However, in some contexts, its meaning is fixed as mean Old South Plantation, in some cases it is stated as such.

We support banal white nationalism when we purchase these products. We promote the fantasy that the Old South Plantation was desireable and erase the crimes of slavery. Purchasing "plantation" labeled products, the purchaser is complicit the historical falsifaction of the "Old South Plantation" myth and is guilty of aiding and abetting banal white nationalism. With the great many products available to the consumer, there is no reason to purchase plantation-labeled products other than to consume the Old South Plantation fantasy. No one is going to suffer even the most minor hardship by purchasing something other than some "plantation" labeled product.

And yes, the "creative" spelling, psychedelic syntax, and anti-Southern obsession are original.

What did I tell you? Nothing sets the tone for the Season like one of Sebesta's grim, preachy jeremiads. Nothing.

And have a Merry, very Southern Christmas!

Israel the "Litmus Test for Conservatives"?

So says the pro-war Americaneocon. This Bizarro-world definition of conservatism would have us accept that anyone who fails to sacrifice American lives and fortunes for a foreign power isn't really conservative. And keep in mind that we're talking about a foreign power that has not hesitated to betray American security to promote its own interests.

After that mind-bending assertion, Americaneocon lobs this quote from Commentary at those who now question DC's slavish support for the Likud Party:

Far from respecting Israel’s sovereignty, Paul is willing to watch with complacence as its very existence is called into question without the U.S. feeling obligated to lift a finger. His “respect” for Israel is little different from the sentiments voiced by an earlier generation of isolationists — the “America First” group — whose admiration of Nazi Germany and indifference to the fate of the Jews restrained the country’s initial response to both Hitler and the Holocaust.

Where to begin? First, it's ridiculous to say that those who wanted to keep America out of war in the 30s and 40s did so to promote Nazism. And when the US did go to war, it was because of Pearl Harbor, not because it wanted to stop the Holocaust. In fact, American political and military leaders weren't even aware of Hitler's crimes until nearly a year after America went to war.

Americaneocon's post sounds like a desperate attempt to stem the growing tide rising against DC's policy of perpetual war. Smearing us as "Nazis" is a tired leftist tactic that only reveals how frightened the war party and its mouthpieces have become.

But then, what else can we expect from Neocons, whose leftist roots are never far from the surface? For a quick introduction to real, that is, historical conservatism as practiced by actual conservatives, as opposed to the alien ideology of big-government Neoconservatism, read this.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

The 'right side' won the Civil War

Stonewall Jackson's death by friendly fire was a good thing, says Alabama_Girl, quoted in the anti-Southern blog Civil War Memory: "As an adult, I have to look at the cause he was fighting for, so was his death a sad thing, or thank you Baby Jesus that the dude died."

To which the moderator replied, "In the case of Jackson’s death it reflects the obvious point that the right side won the Civil War given the consequences of a Confederate victory."

Yes, what could be more obvious? Without the consolidation of power that resulted from the WBTS, there would have been no genocide of the American Indians; no war with Spain; no war to end all wars in Europe; no intervention in Central and South America; no overthrow of governments in Nicaragua, Iran, or Chile; no war in Korea or Vietnam; no liberation in Afghanistan or Iraq; no Patriot Act; no preventive detention of American citizens.

We'd all be living in a decentralized republic instead of an aggressive Empire with over 600 bases around the world. Glory hallelujah!

The US Army Now Offers A Prison Guard Specialty Securing 'Civilian Detainees'

With Obama's and Congress' disapproval ratings at all-time highs, and the economy degenerating into a horror show, mass unrest becomes a distinct possibility. In times of contagious jitters, stories like this only add fuel to the fire:

Every soldier that enlists in the Army chooses a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS). Designated by a number and a letter, the 31E MOS now includes advanced responsibilities including command and control of prisoner of war and civilian internee camps.

While the civilian designation likely applies to foreign nationals in their home countries, it reads more ominously now that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is getting nods from legislators as it makes its way through the Senate.

Part of the NDAA includes amendments allowing for the arrest and indefinite detention of U.S. citizens both at home and abroad.

And get this: Obama wants to block the meager civil rights protection in the NDAA because he claims it "challenges the president’s authority.” Yikes! Okay, now I'm getting nervous.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Gingrich Would Pick Bolton as Secretary of State

In other news, Emperor Palpatine would pick Darth Vader as Secretary of State.

The Leftist Mind

The Organization for a Free Society has issued its "Manifesto" for the Occupy movement. It was intended to to be an outline of their agenda, but in fact is a revealing peek inside the leftist mind. Here's an excerpt, if you have the stomach for it:

We imagine an economy in which people are empowered to manage their own affairs, there are no classes, the means of production of social wealth are owned by everyone together, we function in solidaristic [what?] communities, and peoples’ needs and desires are accounted for. ...

We envision a world where individuals can define their genders and sexualities however they like, where gender is not fixed but a matter of choice, where people have the opportunity to be and grow into or out of whatever they want. ...

We imagine a world where people can choose to express their sexual desires freely, partnering in whatever ways make sense to them. ...

This is more than just a rejection of traditional society and its morals. This is a rejection of being human, a hatred of flesh and blood. And I believe that's what separates the left from conservatives. Leftists imagine pretty things in pretty worlds and demand that they be made real. Physical reality is the enemy, and if it must be hacked and hammered to forge a better world, then it's all for a good cause. So what if a few eggs get cracked making that ideal omelet?

What we must never forget is that they've had their chance. The Soviet Union, Communist China, and Cambodia allowed the world to witness the actual fruits of egalitarianism, and they were widespread poverty and butchery. So while some may dismiss this "Manifesto" as a typical wish list for wide-eyed idealists, those of us with a memory cannot let such ideologies pass as either achievable or desirable.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Nullification is racist, anti-American, and subversive

UNLESS we're talking about the Congress nullifying the 4th Amendment! Then it's the patriotic thing to do. (Warning: language!)


Which raises a valid question: Is Lindsey Graham a closeted gangbanger?

Town Vows to Defend Nativity “Until Hell Freezes Over”

There comes a point when you've taken just about all you can take. Some Wisconsin busybody atheists who can't stand it that Texans don't live and think the way they do have pushed the proud Texans a little too far:

A group of east Texas pastors has decided enough is enough — declaring their intentions to to fight back against Wisconsin atheists who are demanding that a Nativity located on the lawn of the Henderson County courthouse be torn down.

“It’s time that Americans stand up and take America back for the faith that we were founded upon,” said Nathan Lorick, pastor of the First Baptist Church in Malakoff. “We’re going to stand up and fight for this.”

"There is a time for all things, a time to preach and a time to pray, but those times have passed away. There is a time to fight, and that time has now come." Peter Muhlenberg, from a Lutheran sermon read at Woodstock, Virginia, Jan, 1776

Thanks to Greg for the link!

Ron Paul Redux!

We suspected most people would cling to their establishment-approved beliefs and loyalties until it became impossible to do so.

That time has arrived. The overgrown central government in DC is out of gas, and only the diehards can pretend they don't see it. To all who care to notice, the Empire is directionless, soulless, and broke. The former colossus has gone lame.

It's almost comical how all but one of the Republican candidates bluster about launching new wars, pledging billions more on quixotic liberation crusades. That one candidate, of course, is Ron Paul, whose unwavering message of strict Constitutionalism and cutting the feeding tubes to a bloated, dying Empire was once almost universally ignored. Then - well, things changed:

But a funny thing has happened to Paul as he runs for president a third time: Some of his positions once dismissed as kooky or quirky don't seem so bizarre anymore to many voters or to his fellow Republican lawmakers.

Federally funded bank bailouts, trillion-dollar deficits, high unemployment and the nation's weariness with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have caused some Republicans to view the 76-year-old Paul in a different light.

Many of his ideas are now part of the standard GOP playbook, including some that once deviated from Republican doctrine. Now they all want to tame federal spending and debt, and to rein in the size of the federal government. And increasingly, many Republicans are considering reducing America's military and diplomatic role overseas. Some even favor Paul's long crusade to return to the gold standard.

But wait a minute! If Dr. Paul has the right diagnosis and just the right prescription, why would anyone oppose him?

Problem is, the parasites in government who make their living from a fattened bureaucracy have lots of friends in the media, as well as powerful think tanks dedicated to molding public opinion. The goal is to demonize any dissent from big government intervention, whether foreign or domestic. DC's "humanitarian interventionism" is founded on the fanciful notion that violence must be continuously dispensed in the name of good, and that any who get in the way or disagree are on the side of darkness.

The end result is that no other opinions are tolerated, and the two make-believe wings of American politics provide an illusion of choice. So housebroken conservatives condemn Paul as a "reactionary, anti-semitic peacenik," while neutered liberals scream he and his supporters are linked to "anti-Semitism, neo-Nazis, anti-government militia extremists, and even domestic terrorists."

Notice how the quotes from both a "patriotic conservative" and the Occupy LA movement parrot the same party line. Their handlers have done a thorough job.

As delightful as it is that non-interventionism and Constitutionalism are resurgent in the political mainstream, I don't believe electing Ron Paul is the end-all, be-all his supporters think it is. For one thing, he isn't going to win the presidency. Second, the only alternative to Empire is the resumption of local self-determination, and that will be accomplished at the State level. We must stop looking to DC to save us - especially from DC.

Still, Paul's surprising popularity reveals the end is near for the megastate, which is wheezing and stumbling toward the grave. Now that it's obvious the status quo is dying, all sorts of once-unthinkable ideas have roared back into the marketplace of ideas. As noted author Ed Sebesta has observed, "Secession is back as an issue in politics." He's right, because the option of business as usual - reconstructing society both at home and abroad using the sprawling machinery of an ever-expanding central government, thereby empowering and enriching politicians and their cronies - has ruined us.

The era of big government is over. Know hope.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Defense Department calls Fort Hood Massacre 'Workplace Violence'

Because only a white supremacist racist Islamophobe would consider a man who shot 42 people while yelling Allahu Akbar! an Islamic terrorist.

Blagojevich sentenced to 14 years

So the question now is: What about Jesse Jackson Jr.? Here's how JJJ's problems look in light of this news:

Let’s just say that the report compiled by the Office of Congressional Ethics doesn’t exactly exonerate the Chicago Democrat. Far from it, in fact, with it reaching the conclusion that Jackson was in fact willing to trade campaign donations for appointment to the seat, which certainly looks like a “sale” of sorts.

As we've noted earlier, JJJr. is no friend of the South. We can only watch for future developments - and keep our fingers crossed.

Blago needs a roomie!

Quote of the day

"Wall Street already has their man and his name is Barack Obama." Michael Moore, who obviously sees better than his leftist friends.

This day in history

In 1975, Indonesia invaded East Timor, killing 200,000 Christians.

This invasion was carried out with weapons supplied by DC, and with the approval of President Gerald Ford and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. I know, we're supposed to think about another unlawful act of war today. But why? The threat of the Japanese Empire is long gone. The DC Empire is still massacring innocents.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Reader comment of the day

Mr. Sebesta seems to be a very disturbed and angry individual, and on top of it he can’t compose a coherent sentence to save his life. I still can’t comprehend why anyone would ever take him seriously for anything more than working the cash register at Burger King. Bart

"A Response To Edward Sebesta." From the pro-Empire blog, "Civil War Memory."

This day in history

In 1889, Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, died in New Orleans.

"There has never been any division of sentiment as to the greatness of Jefferson Davis. He has always been the hero of his people---their best beloved. From the day that Lee laid down his arms at Appomattox to the hour of Jefferson Davis’s death the Southern people look upon the ex-President of the Confederacy as the embodiment of all that was grand and glorious in the Lost Cause. Standing alone as a citizen without the power to exercise his citizenship, the last surviving victim of sectional hate and malevolence, he was an exile while on the soil of his native land and in the midst of his own people. Jefferson Davis will go to the grave bathed in a people’s tears."

(The Memorial Volume of Jefferson Davis, J.W. Jones, 1889, pp.473-509)

NAACP brings UN suit against US

Forget Mississippi Burning! Now the entire United States is conducting the "most vicious, co-ordinated and sinister attack to narrow participation in our democracy," according to the never-to-be-questioned NAACP, which has filed a complaint with the United Nations.

This latest chapter in the Neverending Story of the Civil Rights Revolution is the NAACP's rejection of laws requiring voter identification. Yes, that's right: If voters are required to prove who they are, that's an assault on democracy itself.

Of course, we already know voter ID laws are unnecessary infringements on the right to elect Democratic tickets, as illustrated in this story: NAACP official convicted of voter fraud.

Want security and liberty? Cut the Pentagon’s Budget

We're confronted by a ruling elite who outsource our jobs, import the Third World, and ignore the Bill of Rights. Their claim to rule over us is laughably illegitimate, and is based purely on force and fraud. That's why it's critical to remember that with every power and instrument of enforcement you agree to give it, you're handing them another gun aimed at your head.

To see the extent of the Pentagon's effect on society, read this frightening article detailing how the military is coopting local law enforcement. We're mutating into a banana republic, complete with tanks patrolling the streets.

So as citizens, we should agitate to stop the hemorrhaging of our liberty and hard-earned savings to the uniformed welfare queens in the Pentagon. The impact of cutting our tribute to the central government's primary tools of terror and control will be felt at home and abroad:

Today, the United States is waging declared and undeclared wars in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Uganda, and possibly even other countries. Few people believe these wars are going to make the world or the United States any safer. Better diplomacy and a stronger emphasis on development and international cooperation are more likely to bring lasting solutions to these conflicts zones than more guns and more shooting.

The debate about cutting military spending shouldn’t be just about narrowing the budget deficit. We need a new discussion about the U.S. role in the world.

And that starts with a new discussion about DC's role in our lives. An aggressive foreign policy is just the flip side of an oppressive domestic policy.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Won't get fooled again?

I despise Newt Gingrich. It's not just because he's a serial philanderer, or that his current wife has lunatic eyes and a Star Trek hairdo.


No, it's because he's going to bring back the Bush administration. And by that, I don't mean more insane military adventures and floodtide immigration - heck, we've already got that under Obama. What bothers me is that he's going to wrap up those noxious policies as "real American conservatism," which they are not.

So first Newt has to lure conservative voters, and he attempts to do just that with this retch-inducing ad:


Gee, you'd never suspect that the candidate wooing the white majority with this ad was already working on "immigration reform" [translation: amnesty] that even the immigration lawyers like.

And Newt hasn't forgotten the Bushian newspeak about perpetual war being a "conservative" value, never mind its proven record of boosting big government, opening the doors to more Third-World immigration, and eroding liberty. Heck, Newt has even found his own Condoleezza Rice.

A Kentucky Funeral

A funeral gives us a glimpse of the conservative Christian heartland, which used to be embraced as the core that defined this country, but is now fighting for its life:

Glenn Roland Voshell was buried on a hill on his Kentucky farm last week.

"We can still do that here in Kentucky," his wife Gayle said.

And so my brother was laid to rest on the land he loved. ...

I reflected on how miraculous this gathering was. Here was community -- family, neighbors, and church folk all bonded by love and Christian faith.

Here, gathered at my brother's funeral, was an America fast vanishing, often overlooked and sometimes openly despised. Here were works of the hands, works of the plow, and works of faith. Simple things. Profound things. Things of the heart. Things my brother loved.

Here, too, I thought, was the heart of our country. If it were to stop beating forever, the land would perish.

God, I prayed, don't let the heart stop beating.

Why would the heartland's heart stop beating? Because it's under relentless attack. The ruling elite despise it, and are determined to obliterate it. Their goal, as one author has put it, is to "break the white nation and substitute for it a multiracial or should I say a non-racial nation." The ruling elite's primary weapon is floodtide immigration, which not only depresses salaries and takes jobs from the native born, but also erodes community spirit, as sociologist Robert Putnam sadly concluded.

So one wonders - who speaks for the heartland? What champion is out there defending the rights and interests of the silenced majority?

The League of the South was organized to keep that heart beating. What other group has the courage and insight to point out that the root of the problem is not that the wrong establishment party is in power, but that the overgrown, defunct DC Empire is dragging us down with it?

The League of the South believes loyalty belongs to one's people and their heritage, not to a bureaucracy. If you agree, please join us.

Quote of the day

"Sometimes paranoia's just having all the facts." William S. Burroughs

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Ron Paul barred from debate

The Republican Jewish Coalition will host the next Republican debate, but has sent a very public "Requesting the honor of your absence" notice to Ron Paul.

Hmmm. Paul's running second in Iowa, third place in New Hampshire, and a majority of Americans now agree with his stance on the disastrous Neocon Wars.

So who's "outside of the mainstream" here?

Embarrassing headline of the day

Some Occupy L.A. arrestees feel traumatized, might seek therapy

Saturday, December 3, 2011

House Ethics Committee will continue investigation into Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

Oh, my. This is interesting. And it couldn't happen to a more deserving politician.

JJJr nurses a special hatred of the South, and we can only reciprocate. He despises Southern heritage because he grasps that our culture is a natural organizing principle that makes a strong central government unnecessary. JJJr is a government supremacist who openly advocates a long march to eradicate our cultural memories and loyalties. For a summary of JJJr's position, click here.

Why it's called the "Diversity Depression"

This New York Times article [!!??!!] corroborates the conclusion that the mindless pursuit of diversity in lending significantly contributed to our present economic mess:

If you want to understand why the Occupy movement has found such traction, it helps to listen to a former banker like James Theckston. He fully acknowledges that he and other bankers are mostly responsible for the country’s housing mess. ...

He says that some account executives earned a commission seven times higher from subprime loans, rather than prime mortgages. So they looked for less savvy borrowers—those with less education, without previous mortgage experience, or without fluent English—and nudged them toward subprime loans.

These less savvy borrowers were disproportionately blacks and Latinos, he said, and they ended up paying a higher rate so that they were more likely to lose their homes. Senior executives seemed aware of this racial mismatch, he recalled, and frantically tried to cover it up.

Ah, diversity. Is there anything it can't destroy?

California explores state-wide amnesty

Citing DC's "inability to pass comprehensive immigration reform," [ie, amnesty] California lawmakers are considering their own amnesty plan.

Think the Obama regime will sue California for "meddling" in what's supposed to be federal jurisdiction, as it has in Arizona and South Carolina?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson on Immigration, Multiculturalism and Amnesty

Flags of the Rebellion


Delta Co. 2nd Platoon bunker after operation with ROK Marines, 1968. Regular reader Pat Fogerty on left.

This day in history


In 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for treason following his raid on Harper's Ferry.

The eyes of this madman and traitor tell quite a story. His right eye radiates the other-worldly idealism that impels all would-be mass murderers, while the left is frozen in hooded malevolence. May he rot in Hell forever.

Mayor Bloomberg: I have my own army

Is Michael Bloomberg invoking the spirit of Fernando Wood, and possibly resurrecting Wood's dream of New York as an independent city-state? It sure sounds like it:

Being the mayor of New York City has its perks - and apparently one is having an army at your disposal.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaking at MIT on Wednesday about the city's workforce, overreached with his description of the police force which has been lambasted for pepper spraying protesters lining Wall Street in recent weeks.

"I have my own army in the NYPD, which is the seventh largest army in the world," he said.

Days of miracle and wonder!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

The only rogue government you should worry about is in DC

If your overlords in DC decide they want to zot you, you have no defense. Forget the courts. Forget the Bill of Rights. Hey, this is about national security:

[Pentagon counsel Jeh Johnson] maintained that only the executive branch, not the courts, can decide who qualifies as an enemy on a battlefield. Unfortunately for U.S. citizens, the secret, peremptory nature of such executive decisions is not up to a review of any kind and do not require that any evidence be put forth proving the individual’s guilt or association with al-Qaeda.

And for those of you who wonder why I don't celebrate Martin Luther King's legacy of big government as the enforcer of equality, it's because a government big enough to impose equality is big enough to do about anything else it wants.

How revealing that it was Mr. Jeh Johnson who announced the government's policy.

Flags of the Rebellion


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Jeff Roberts of Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 813 sent this great picture from the Burlington, NC, Christmas parade. The SCV and the ladies of the Graham chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy collaborated to make a patriotic float for Christmas.

Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

Occupy protesters turn on Obama

Poor Occupiers. Even their fellow leftists have turned against them. In Los Angeles, Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa ordered police to throw them out of their camp, or as he put it, bring a "peaceful and orderly conclusion to that encampment." He neglected to mention that the city is now further burdened with a $1 million cleanup of the Occupy camp. Better wear your hazmat suits.

Realizing they have no friends in power, Occupiers in New York are venting their wrath on the man they once looked to as their patron saint:

More than 100 Occupy Wall Street protesters marched to a Midtown hotel on Wednesday night to protest a fund-raising event for President Obama. ...

Demonstrators held signs that leveled some of the Occupy protest’s most pointed criticism to date of the president. “Obama is a corporate puppet,” one said. “War crimes must be stopped, no matter who does them,” read another, beside head shots of President George W. Bush and President Obama.

One man, wearing a mask of the president’s face and holding a cigar, carried a sign that read, “I sold out!”

Well - c'mon, kids, of course Obama sold you out. Of course he supported big corporations and waged war. That's the job description of the Temporary Dictator. Duh.

Looks like America

What would happen if the government really enforced equality? Fred Reed has a little fun with affirmative action.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mexican crime comes with Mexican immigration

Kidnapping for hire is a Mexican growth industry, and a threat tourists and even diplomats visiting Mexico must be aware of. Who says? Well, there's WorldNomads, which advises travelers, and the British Foreign Office, just to name a couple.

Now, thanks to DC's de facto open borders policy, this Mexican custom has transplanted itself here in North Carolina. From the Charlotte Observer:

Four men are in a Union County jail, charged in connection with what authorities say was a contracted kidnapping Monday of a teen-age girl.

Investigators for the Union County Sheriff's Office say a 19-year-old man contracted with three other men to kidnap the 16-year-old girl and bring her to his residence. Deputies say the victim was the 19-year-old's ex-boyfriend.

The alleged conspirator, Jesus Alberto Carmen, of Wingate, is charged with felonious conspiracy and second-degree kidnapping. His helpers were identified as Avel Nava Chavez, 17, of Monroe; Gilberto Ventura Juarez, 16, of Monroe; and a 15-year-old from Monroe whose name has not been released because he is a juvenile.

I'm not sure how much more diversity we can handle.

American Lysenkoism

Without differences, there are no unique perspectives. Without unique perspectives, there is no innovation.


So says an ad for Lockheed Martin, which features a photo of a Black woman and an Asian woman beaming over a model F-22 fighter jet. It’s not clear if their evident pride is from the weapon these multicultural Vulcanettes have apparently forged, or from their invention of “innovation” itself. The ad concludes:

One company. One team. Where diversity contributes to mission success.

“Diversity” figures prominently in American business and government. A recent release from General Patrick J. O’Reilly of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, entitled “We’re Diverse and Mission Ready,” cites “diversity” as an agency priority: “Our inclusive workforce consists of a balanced cross-section of individuals working in various disciplines. Together, they enable us to advance all facets of our engineering and acquisition responsibilities.”

That settles it: We’re in the grip of Trofim Lysenko’s legacy.

Continued

Obama expands the War on Freedom

We've already noted that the Defense Authorization bill would allow the central government to ignore the Bill of Rights and imprison Americans indefinitely. The bill's sponsor, John McCain, now admits American citizens could be shipped to Guantanamo under his bill.

But it gets worse. Thanks to an amendment by Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, this bill will also repeal prohibitions against torture. Of course, torture is only good for accomplishing two things:

(A) Producing false confessions; and

(B) As a way of terrorizing the population

The DC Empire's subjects have gotten a little out of control lately, so the threat of torture is a handy tool for stifling dissent. And since DC has usurped so much power, the people of the States can no longer stop it from doing whatever it wants.

Such are the fruits of Lincoln's counter-revolution.