Monday, October 31, 2011

Obama's DOJ suing SC over immigration law

Let's see - Philadelphia, New York, and Washington, DC have proclaimed they are "sanctuary cities" which will shield illegal immigrants, and that's apparently okay. Martin Luther King County in Washington state has an official policy actively providing assistance to illegals.

But when a sovereign State decides to enforce EXISTING federal immigration law, the Obama regime springs into action and sues, claiming that conflicts with DC's authority.

What DC needs to understand is that its only authority is what the people of the sovereign States DELEGATE to it. And a spokesman for SC Governor Haley added this:

"If the feds were doing their job, we wouldn't have had to address illegal immigration reform at the state level," Rob Godfrey said. "But, until they do, we're going to keep fighting in South Carolina to be able to enforce our laws."

Let's hope Mr. Godfrey's attitude prevails. I'm tired of seeing people surrendering.

Congressional calls for Holder’s resignation double to 17

Heh. Now that there are growing calls for Obama's Attorney General to resign, maybe he'll no longer call us a "nation of cowards" any more.

The American Political Parties Are Breaking Down

This isn't your father's two-party system, says Walter Mead - but then, I'd add that this isn't your father's America, either. The old system is creaking at the fault lines, weakened by corruption and the deterioration of genuine patriotism:

The decay of American political parties continues as the real money and power in politics shifts inexorably away from party organizations to informal and ad hoc groups. The combination of citizen grassroots movements, decentralized party structures and the vast sums of money short-circuiting the official party structures is changing the way politics works.

The two-party system managed to keep a culturally unified America muddling along. But now that cultural unity is supposed to be an evil that must be eradicated, and the resulting centrifugal forces are accelerating.

Occupy tents are a form of speech

At least they are in Irvine, California.

Ah, California -- the fount of endless political jokes.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Rick Perry the Clown

Here's a collection of some of traitor Rick Perry's flakier moments. People say he's just like George W. Bush. I dunno -- W. quit the sauce before he started in politics.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Fights break out among Occupy Wall Street protesters

I wonder if that qualifies as class warfare?

New record high of opposition to Afghan War

The latest poll shows a record 63% of Americans now "firmly oppose" the Empire's occupation of Afghanistan.

$469 billion have been squandered on a no-win war in a country famous as the destroyer of empires, and the DC Empire is proving to be no exception. And the news that another 13 Americans have been killed for nothing underscores the human tragedy of this military and political blunder.

Quote of the day

“The aim of totalitarian education has never been to instill convictions but to destroy the capacity to form any.” Hannah Arendt

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Lincoln Putsch

George McDaniel takes a look at how the ideas and many of the same players in Germany's 1848 Revolution shaped the North's conquest of the South.

The Long Truce

From a regular reader:

Your post by Brett Stevens made me think of A.J. Conyers' book "The Long Truce: How Toleration Made the World Safe for Power and Profit." Don't know if you remember him, but he was a Baylor professor who was a League member. Died of cancer a number of years ago.

Jeff


Jeff's right. Conyers gave us a brilliant analysis of how the ruling elite is manufacturing a Hobbesian state by sabotaging natural loyalties, thereby atomizing society. Here's my review of Conyers' book, which appeared in the now-defunct Southern Partisan.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Rick Perry stabs us in the back

As loyal reader Thomas writes, "Just a couple of years ago Mr. Perry publicly gave lip service to secession - typical politician."

And now this:

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has come out against the marketing of a Confederate license plate in his state, an issue that could come up again in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.

As the Austin American Statesman's Jason Embry reports, the plate has been proposed by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, an ancestral history group that has been involved in litigation to display the Confederate flag in state buildings and on monuments around the country.

As the article says, this is indeed "an issue that could come up again." Oh, yes. We'll see to that.

In the meantime, it's clear that in Imperial America, every culture must be respected -- except for one.

Globalism loves diversity

This remarkable piece by Brett Stevens is an eye-opening analysis of the ruling elite's strategy and ultimate goal. Read it, pass it on to your friends, and I guarantee none of them will think of the terms "tolerance" or "multiculturalism" the same way again:

Globalism is a method by which individuals unite into a crowd to demand no oversight, no social hierarchy, no shared values and no requirements for interacting with civilization except the bare minimum (job, rent, don’t murder). It’s an empire of selfishness made of the fears of many individuals whipped into a mob. ...

Globalism is the ultimate evolution of control because it bases its power on the absence of leadership and ideology, not on a particular leader or ideology. It is controlled anarchy: we all agree we should be equal, and after that every other decision is made by convenience.

"Controlled anarchy." Perfect. That's exactly what they want. And with different peoples forced together, clashing value systems will make it impossible for people to cooperate. It's an artificial chaos, held together by fraud and force.

Contrast that to a healthy, traditional society, where the citizens share a common language, a common history, and culture. Out of innumerable private interactions arise a spontaneous social order, an order that both shapes and is shaped by, those who live in it.

Why does the Southern Poverty Law Center oppose every effort to enforce existing immigration law, while championing the mainstreaming of the radical "gay rights" agenda? Why do all globalists, from the pin-striped Neocon, to the antifa brat, demand acceptance of the notion that America is a "proposition nation" founded on equality, despite the historical record?

The answer is that they are determined to undermine the traditional order. Destroy society's natural means of self-organizing, and isolated individuals, unable to cooperate, must rely on a strong central government to create its own order.

Guess who they see fulfilling that role?

Totalitarians want to wreck traditional society so they can impose their control over others. Conservatives, on the other hand, stand for limited government, knowing that people unified by a shared culture pretty much regulate themselves.

Those are our choices, and the enemies of liberty know that. It's time we appreciated what these people are up to so we understand what the stakes are.

Occupy Wall Street vs. the Homeless

This is too funny to ignore:

The Occupy Wall Street volunteer kitchen staff launched a “counter” revolution yesterday -- because they’re angry about working 18-hour days to provide food for “professional homeless” people and ex-cons masquerading as protesters.

So, the volunteer cooks don't mind fixing food for those who chose to live off the efforts of others, but refuse to do the same for those who have no other choice. Yes. Of course.

And for all their rhetoric against the wealthy, check out what these "99 percenters" have been dining on:

For three days beginning tomorrow, the cooks will serve only brown rice and other spartan grub instead of the usual menu of organic chicken and vegetables, spaghetti bolognese, and roasted beet and sheep’s-milk-cheese salad.

Sounds like the menu at your typical upscale natural food restaurant to me. That's their idea of showing solidarity with the 99%. Oh, yeah.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Bring me the head of Pat Buchanan!

UPDATE BELOW:

Pat Buchanan is evil! He must be fired!

That's the latest battle cry from the oh-so-politically-correct crowd -- those folks who imagine they're soooo "tolerant." The liberal Crooks and Liars site presents this damning quote from Buchanan, which supposedly proves his "racism":

It goes -- the Hispanic goes 60 to 70 percent Democratic. Asian-Americans which is a bit of a surprise, 60 to 70 percent. Africans- Americans, 90 to 95 percent. That's what Barack Obama got.

What I'm saying is, if that is half of the country, and Republicans will never win another election. And I mentioned California for this reason. Demographically what California is will tell you also what California is politically. Republic Party, Nixon and Reagan won California nine times, Nixon lost it once. Republican can't win California today. It's not because the people are evil. But they are democratic. They depend on government. They believe in government. And they vote for the party of government. And when Texas goes the same way and whites are a minority in Texas, when it becomes predominantly overwhelmingly Hispanic, it is going to become predominantly Democratic. That's the end of the Republican Party.

So -- Pat's saying that whites tend to vote for conservative Republicans, and that minorities tend to favor liberal Democrats.

But is he the only person who believes that? Here's liberal author Ed Sebesta, a collaborator with the Southern Poverty Law Center, from his paper, "Breaking the White Nation":

The Neo-Confederate historical narrative supports, creates, defines, and constructs a white nationalist nation composed of the former Confederate states within the United States of America. The logical consequences of white nationalism is a politics of hierarchy and patriarchy supporting a reactionary anti-democratic politics. The Confederate-constructed South being a white nationalist nation, is thus a reactionary nation. There have been sets of Red and Blue states in the past and the latest set is but one of a series of such sets. ... It is a plan to break the white nation and substitute for it a multiracial or should I say a non-racial nation. It is a proposed plan of action.

So -- Ed's saying that whites tend to elect conservative Republicans, while minorities tend to vote for Democrats. But why is it "racist" for Pat Buchanan to recognize and describe the exact same consequences of demographic upheaval as a liberal?

Just curious.

UPDATE: And here's NBC Los Angeles drawing the same conclusions.

Quote of the day

"Obama is so skilled at incompetence, he makes it look easy." Kevin Jackson, anticipating O-blivion.

New Poll Finds a Deep Distrust of Government

It's so nice seeing one of your primary positions turn mainstream. And may I say, it's about time. I mean, really: non-existent weapons of mass destruction, the Wall Street bailout, "preventive detention," and while all those crimes were being perpetrated, the central government has also been encouraging illegal immigrant invaders to colonize us.

Little wonder then that the latest New York Times poll reveals that a record 89 percent of Americans say they distrust government to do the right thing, and that only a record 9% still approves of Congress.

The next step? Someone needs to show Americans the next logical step. After all, what do you do with an employee who lies, steals, and pursues his own agenda instead of doing the job you hired him to do?

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

The end of the European Union?

Leviathan is sinking fast. Big Bureaucracy, the ideal of the late nineteenth century and most of the twentieth, can't hold a candle to the deep appeal of nationalism.

It's about time.

In Britain, Prime Minister David Cameron got scuffed up in the "largest parliamentary rebellion" against his pro-EU policies he's suffered to date. To which I say, "Just wait."

Italy, that geographical expression masquerading as a nation, faces new challenges as the Northern League's Umberto Bossi stands up to what he denounces as “euro-tyranny.”

To all the patriots all over the world standing in defiance of the globalist meat-grinder, here's a toast. This Rebel Yell's for you.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Libyan rebels will impose "strict" Sharia law

Of course they will. Only Obama and his Neocon handlers will be surprised at this news. Or pretend to be.

The endless dream factory of Neocon ideology imagines a world where ethnic loyalties and tradition don't really exist, and that the overthrow of existing governments will permit secular, multicultural utopias to flourish. (They're a lot like classic anarchists in that regard.)

Check out the insufferable Max Boot on Libya back in March, for example, arguing for even more US military involvement there. Neocons refuse to let reality alter their world view. The real question is: When will we learn to quit listening to them?

Majority of voters see the United States in decline

A Pulse Opinion Research poll sponsored by The Hill reveals growing realization that the country is spiraling downhill:

More than two-thirds of voters say the United States is declining, and a clear majority think the next generation will be worse off than this one, according to the results of a new poll commissioned by The Hill.

A resounding 69 percent of respondents said the country is “in decline,” the survey found, while 57 percent predict today’s kids won’t live better lives than their parents. Additionally, 83 percent of voters indicated they’re either very or somewhat worried about the future of the nation, with 49 percent saying they’re “very worried.”

As Pat Buchanan has observed, the central government is failing at all of its primary duties. It's unable to win its wars, can't stop the hemorrhaging of jobs, can't stop its own runaway spending, and won't secure its own borders.

The Hill poll shows most Americans agree with Pat Buchanan that the central government is the cause, not the solution, with a vast majority professing "a sweeping lack of faith in Congress to address the nation’s problems."

The solution? We must ditch the useless, parasitical bureaucracy in the District of Corruption, and reclaim our delegated powers and restore true self-government. In the age of devolution, big government is only a burden.

Know hope.

Quote of the day

“Nationalism remains after two centuries the most vital political emotion in the world — far more vital than social ideologies such a communism or fascism or even democracy. … Within nation-states, nationalism takes the form of ethnicity or tribalism.” Arthur Schlesinger

Even liberals can eventually open their eyes.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

The Evil Empire

The League of the South has always advocated a return to a constitutional republic. This puzzles those who believe the US is a republic, and a benevolent one at that. But as Tim Kelly points out in this hard-hitting piece, the "United States has been one of the most expansionist and militaristic powers in history."

This day in history

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

Who'll be the next one?

Friday, October 21, 2011

Obama to pull all U.S. forces out of Iraq

The end of an error:

The Obama administration has decided to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of the year after failing to reach an agreement with the Iraqi government that would have left several thousand troops there for special operations and training.

Of course, the lunatic Neocons will go ballistic over this. "Withdraw now, in our moment of supreme triumph?" Here's a video of Dick Cheney's reaction to the news:


Yeah, sometimes empires end with a bang AND a whimper.

Obama's Approval Rating Hits New Low

Sinking to a 41% approval, almost four points below his previous low, can only mean one thing: IT'S TIME TO DUST OFF THIS OLD JOKE FROM THE SIMPSONS:

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

Quote of the day

"We are the only country in history that ever deliberately changed its ethnic makeup, and history has few examples of ‘diversity’ creating a stable society." Richard Lamm, former governor of Colorado

‘Primal scream’: The continuing crisis of authority

The Hill blog is featuring this post on the escalating dysfunction of the central government, and the people's growing awareness that no one in DC has any answers. No wonder, says the author, that new directions, such as breaking away from an increasingly corrupt and self-serving federal regime, are receiving serious attention these days. And look who's mentioned as an early trend-setter:

What went wrong? Everything. There is something wrong with everything: the government, the press, the people.

I’ve been following this descent since Bill Clinton’s Elvis caricature followed in his inauguration parade. It was all good fun, no? A president with the moral overview of the hunka-hunka burnin’ love himself. Maybe not. At the beginning of the Clinton presidency I felt we had turned the corner and entered the vestry of the place of no return. I wasn’t alone. It was then that alternative government, secession and regional thinking began. It began with the League of the South and, in New England, the New England Confederation. The idea cross-cultured and took steam in the Bush administration and took off in Obama’s moment. There are now dozens of states’-rights and sovereignty movements across the continent.

Who knows where all this could lead? History is just full of surprises.


"Hi! My subjects are getting more difficult to manage, too!"

The Occupation is pooping out

UPDATE BELOW:

The novelty of a bunch of leftists beating on drums demanding we give them more stuff is kinda wearing out. Here in Charlotte, the Democrat-controlled city government is resisting the Occupy Charlotte demonstrators' demands for outside port-o-potties. And dirty hippies being dirty hippies, it's easy to guess what they're doing. From the Examiner:

Some protesters have started to do what comes naturally on the lawn.

“You can smell something is not right”, says Ted Mark on of about two dozen die hard Occupy Charlotte protesters who are shuttling people to bathrooms across town.

“When you got to go you have to go”, said one unidentifed protester sporting a Guy Fox mask.



Charlotte's not the only place where citizens are getting a little weary of the Occupiers. At a community board meeting last night, New York residents "raged" about the Occupiers' "hygiene, garbage, noise and respectfulness." Whoa! Imagine what it takes to make New Yorkers notice noise and lack of respect.

Even liberal Oakland -- Oakland! -- has had enough. Last night, city officials ordered the Occupiers to leave the city hall grounds:

"We believe that after 10 days, the City can no longer uphold public health and safety," the notice said. "In recent days, camp conditions and occupants' behavior have significantly deteriorated, and it is no longer manageable to maintain a public health and safety plan."

Looks like Americans' reaction to the Occupiers is near-unanimous: "Go home and take a bath."

UPDATE: Even Occupiers don't like Occupiers: Here in Charlotte, Thomas Shope, credited with organizing the Occupy Charlotte protests, has been kicked out of the Occupier fort. Why? Because the Munchkin Occupiers didn't like the idea of a leader. (See this for another example of how the Occupiers are so ideologically pure, they're practically inert.) CBS reported on Shope's reaction after being voted off the island:

“They’re a rogue group of kids,” Shope told CBS Charlotte. “They did anything a child can come up with to get people from the group on their side.”

Southern Music break

Regular Rebellion Reader Jeff has a special request for Friday:

Sarah Jarosz, Alison Krauss and Jerry Douglas team up to perform SJ's original tune "Run Away" at the fifth Transatlantic Sessions in rural Scotland, spring of 2011.

Wow. Haunting! Thanks for the link.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Occupy Wall Street's champion is backed by ... Wall Street?

What a perfect example of how out of touch the self-defeating, self-mocking Occupy Movement actually is. From The Washington Post:

Despite frosty relations with the titans of Wall Street, President Obama has still managed to raise far more money this year from the financial and banking sector than Mitt Romney or any other Republican presidential candidate, according to new fundraising data.

Obama’s key advantage over the GOP field is the ability to collect bigger checks because he raises money for both his own campaign committee and for the Democratic National Committee, which will aid in his reelection effort.

In other words, there's not a dime's worth of difference between the two parties. They're both big-business/big-government fronts.

The only way we're going to think outside the box is to break it.

Bank of America in its death spiral

Hugh McCall started it, but Ken Lewis pursued bigness for the sake of bigness to its logical conclusion, over-expanding his megabank to the point where nothing could hold it together. No surprise, then, that the sheer bulk of the BofA bureaucracy is crumbling under its own weight:

Bank of America’s holding company, BAC, has directed the transfer of a large number of troubled financial derivatives from its Merrill Lynch subsidiary to the federally insured bank Bank of America (BofA). The story reports that the Federal Reserve supported the transfer and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) opposed it. Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism has written an appropriately blistering attack on this outrageous action, which puts the public at substantially increased risk of loss.

Hmmm. Kinda reminds me of an evil empire I've been reading about lately...

Quote of the day

“We have the chance to re-elect the first African-American president, and that’s what we ought to be doing. And I’m not afraid or ashamed to say that as black people, we should do it because he’s a black man.” Talk radio host Tom Joyner.

Lincoln was right!

And so was George III -- at least, that's what the legal experts have concluded:

Teams of British and American lawyers clashed in Philadelphia on Tuesday over the legitimacy of the United States of America. At the debate, sponsored by legal associations from both countries, lawyers for the former colonial power argued that America's Declaration of Independence in 1776 "was not only illegal, but actually treasonable," the BBC reports. "What if Texas decided today it wanted to secede from the Union?" they asked, deciding that the Americans had no legal grounds for secession. "Lincoln made the case against secession and he was right."

Besides, the rebellious colonies seceded for reasons that made their actions illegitimate. The colonists broke with the Crown to avoid paying their fair share of taxes, to keep their slaves, and to do away with British protection of Indian lands, which the colonists coveted.

Where's Billy Yank?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The League of the South and the Occupy Movement

Here's Dr. Michael Hill on the League's view of the "Occupy" Movement. And as a special bonus, check out the embedded video of two representatives of Occupy Philly.

Gotta love their taste in clothes!

Come back, Billy Yank

From the comments section of the post Why did the South secede?:

Anonymous said...

Why hasn't Billy Yank's response been posted? Are you afraid of what he has to say?

Old Rebel said...

Anonymous@1:32,

If Mr. Yank wants to respond, he's more than welcome to.

The only comments I delete are those featuring profanity and death threats.


And I'd like to add that if Billy Yank wants another go at it, he can re-join the debate. I promise to be gentle.

We found where the jobs went!

No, not India -- the best-paying jobs have gone to the District of Corruption:

Federal employees whose compensation averages more than $126,000 and the nation’s greatest concentration of lawyers helped Washington edge out San Jose as the wealthiest U.S. metropolitan area, government data show.

The U.S. capital has swapped top spots with Silicon Valley, according to recent Census Bureau figures, with the typical household in the Washington metro area earning $84,523 last year. The national median income for 2010 was $50,046.

And people wonder why we refer to DC as a giant parasite feeding off the rest of the country.

Now they know why.

From the Department of Duh!

Stuff even I couldn't make up:

Latinos Said to Bear Weight of a Deportation Program

A deportation program that is central to the Obama administration’s immigration enforcement strategy has led disproportionately to the removal of Latino immigrants and to arrests by immigration authorities of hundreds of United States citizens, according to a report by two law schools using new, in-depth official data on deportation cases.

Who would have ever thought that Latinos are disproportionally to blame for illegal immigration?

Hey, New York Times, how about an exposé on which race loses in Affirmative Action programs?

The end of Empire


First, the Washington Monument in DC closes due to a serious crack, and now the town of Empire, Nevada has had to shut down due to the collapsed economy.

No symbolism here, folks. Move along.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

US forces 'massing on Afghanistan-Pakistan border'

Good Lord, what is our Bungler-in-Chief planning now? This can't be good:

The scale of the American build-up, including helicopter gunships, heavy artillery and hundreds of American and Afghan troops, caused panic in north Waziristan where tribal militias who feared they could be targeted gathered in the capital Miranshah to coordinate their response.

Local officials in the Federally-Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) warned that Pakistan's armed forces would repel any incursion across the border by American forces ...

Looks like Obama's trying to seduce the red-white-and bloodthirsty crowd to his side. There must be an election coming up ...

Occupy Wall Street protesters hit by pickpockets

So, people who want to take money from others to pay for their student loans, health insurance, and housing now know what it's like to have their money taken.

Now that's social justice we can all believe in.

This day in history

In 1767, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon set the boundary for the Mason-Dixon line, establishing the divide between the North and the South.

Too bad we didn't build a wall.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Democratic National Convention names diversity officer

This is big, big news! The DNC, which will be held here in Charlotte next year, has annointed its very own diversity officer!

The Great Reb will now predict the Holy Words said Diversity Officer will utter upon his elevation to this esteemed role:


"I predict the DNC Diversity Officer will announce that the DNC will profit greatly from its diversity. Further, he will pledge to harness the cosmic power of diversity for the betterment of the DNC's noble aims."

Was the Great Reb correct? Isn't the suspense just killing you? Well, me too. Here is what Greg Hinton, who is already the chief diversity officer of Chicago-based US Cellular, had to say upon his ordination:

"Our party is stronger because of our diversity," Hinton said. "And in this new role I will be working to make sure we are harnessing our diverse experiences and points of view in the most effective way possible."

Well, okay, I cheated. Because that's what EVERY Diversity Officer of EVERY organization says. So sue me.

Quote of the day

“We are trying to create a nation that has never before existed, of all the races, tribes, cultures and creeds of Earth, where all are equal. In this utopian drive for the perfect society of our dreams we are killing the real country we inherited." Pat Buchanan, Suicide of a Superpower

NeoCon Herman Cain is a fraud

Cain may be a nice man, and one has to admire his many accomplishments. But he's comically uninformed politically. Worse, he's adopted a mindless pro-establishment platform in his run for the presidency, from perpetual war to the continued assault on the Bill of Rights in the name of the endless "War on Terror." From Conservative Heritage Times:

It seems that the loud-mouthed and obnoxious neoconservative Herman Cain (the diversity lapdog of the Federal Reserve) is largely a creation of the Koch Brothers. Anyone surprised? Just as Obama was created by Soros and friends, so Cain has been created by Koch and crew.

Here's Tom Woods on Cain. Right on target, as usual.

Good fences, good neighbors

The New England Complex Systems Institute is an independent research facility staffed by faculty from MIT, Harvard, and other universities. Its focus is the study of social organization. The Institute has issued a paper on the political conditions that promote peace. The title of the study is Good Fences: The Importance of Setting Boundaries for Peaceful Coexistence. From the abstract:

Our analysis supports the hypothesis that violence between groups can be inhibited by physical and political boundaries. A similar analysis of the area of the former Yugoslavia shows that during widespread ethnic violence existing political boundaries did not coincide with the boundaries of distinct groups, but peace prevailed in specific areas where they did coincide. The success of peace in Switzerland may serve as a model to resolve conflict in other ethnically diverse countries and regions of the world.

Based on the lessons of real-world examples, then, forced integration, affirmative action, and the dissolving of ethnic boundaries lead to ethnic conflict. What promotes peace? Simple: The right of every people to self-government. Or, as it was expressed 235 years ago:

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, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.

Switzerland is a confederal, rather than a centralized system. Its standard of living, as well as its enviable record of living in peace with its neighbors, are well worth studying. Here's an earlier study on the implications of complex systems studies for commercial and political organizations.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Why did the South secede?

In the comments section of this post, the pro-Lincoln blogger and general pest formerly known as Billy Yank demands to know why seceding Southerners didn't state the economic tensions contributing to their decision to exercise their right to self-government. After all, he insists, EVERYONE KNOWS the South seceded to preserve slavery.

We're here for you, man. As I stated in the original post, Southerners saw secession as the only means of escaping economic and political domination by the industrial and commercial North. Here are a few historical quotes for you to consider. The first two are from the Declaration of Causes from Georgia and Texas:

Georgia, January 29, 1861:

The material prosperity of the North was greatly dependent on the Federal Government; that of the the South not at all. In the first years of the Republic the navigating, commercial, and manufacturing interests of the North began to seek profit and aggrandizement at the expense of the agricultural interests. Even the owners of fishing smacks sought and obtained bounties for pursuing their own business (which yet continue), and $500,000 is now paid them annually out of the Treasury. The navigating interests begged for protection against foreign shipbuilders and against competition in the coasting trade. Congress granted both requests, and by prohibitory acts gave an absolute monopoly of this business to each of their interests, which they enjoy without diminution to this day. Not content with these great and unjust advantages, they have sought to throw the legitimate burden of their business as much as possible upon the public; they have succeeded in throwing the cost of light-houses, buoys, and the maintenance of their seamen upon the Treasury, and the Government now pays above $2,000,000 annually for the support of these objects. Theses interests, in connection with the commercial and manufacturing classes, have also succeeded, by means of subventions to mail steamers and the reduction in postage, in relieving their business from the payment of about $7,000,000 annually, throwing it upon the public Treasury under the name of postal deficiency. The manufacturing interests entered into the same struggle early, and has clamored steadily for Government bounties and special favors. This interest was confined mainly to the Eastern and Middle non-slave-holding States. Wielding these great States it held great power and influence, and its demands were in full proportion to its power. The manufacturers and miners wisely based their demands upon special facts and reasons rather than upon general principles, and thereby mollified much of the opposition of the opposing interest. They pleaded in their favor the infancy of their business in this country, the scarcity of labor and capital, the hostile legislation of other countries toward them, the great necessity of their fabrics in the time of war, and the necessity of high duties to pay the debt incurred in our war for independence. These reasons prevailed, and they received for many years enormous bounties by the general acquiescence of the whole country.

Texas, February 2, 1861:

They have impoverished the slave-holding States by unequal and partial legislation, thereby enriching themselves by draining our substance.

As for my native North Carolina, it's clear slavery was hardly the determining issue. As that rabidly pro-Southern paper, the New York Times, has pointed out:

Arguments about secession in the Upper South were not, however, arguments about slavery. Conservatives and secessionists defended slavery through different methods. In North Carolina, as in much of the Upper South, Unionists believed the nation the best, perhaps only, safeguard for slavery. On the evening after the vote, hearing secessionists fire a hundred-gun salute at the state capitol, Badger called the sound “the death knell of slavery.”

In fact, North Carolina considered secession and rejected it. But when Lincoln called for the State militias to invade the seceding States, many finally realized that a Union held together by conquest was the enemy of liberty. North Carolina's Zebulon Vance, a Unionist, was addressing a crowd, raising his arm high over his head as he argued for "peace and the Union of our Fathers” when someone handed him news of Lincoln’s call for troops. “When my hand came down,” he wrote, “it fell slowly and sadly by the side of a secessionist."

And Vance was right. The supremacy of the central government was established by force and fraud. That's why today we have a Chief Executive who can secretly order the execution of an American citizen without a trial (a precedent set by Lincoln himself), or unilaterally declare war. It's also why we have an irresponsible central government that can mandate demographic revolution, or vote us into permanent servitude through deficit spending.

And that's why so many are reconsidering secession today.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Hank Williams Jr., And The War Against The White South

If you want to know what the recent flapdoodle over Bocephus' comments about the Great O really say about where America is headed, read this great piece by Ellison Lodge. Killer quote:

One thing is sure: “If the South Woulda Won”, they probably wouldn’t have allowed mass immigration. Despite the Lindsey Grahams, the majority of Southern Senators voted against the 1965 Immigration Act, the 1986 Amnesty, and the 2006 Amnesty while Senators from the rest of the country voted overwhelmingly in its favor.

Or, as the man put it, "The Cause of the South is the Cause of us all."

Can you twinkle?

If you're going to be part of the Occupier Hive, you have to know the basics of collective behavior. Here's a video that'll either prepare you for a career as a noble idealist who knows the world owes you a living, or make you realize what airheads these scruffy people really are.

We blog, you decide:

Quote of the day

"America is disintegrating. The centrifugal forces pulling us apart are growing inexorably. What unites us is dissolving. And this is true of Western Civilization. ... Meanwhile, the state is failing in its most fundamental duties. It is no longer able to defend our borders, balance our budgets, or win our wars." Pat Buchanan

What do you do when you're on a ship taking on water, and the idiot captain is ordering the crew to open all the hatches? Simple -- you get on a lifeboat, such as this one.

How Hollywood fried our brains

"White men captured Africans and sold them into slavery."

"The Confederacy seceded so it could keep its slaves."

"The Civil Rights Movement pulled blacks out of poverty."


If you got your history from Roots, or, Lord help you, from Ken Burns, the three "facts" listed above are just some of the flotsam that's seeped into your consciousness thanks to the entertainment/indoctrination industry. In fact, Europeans bought their slaves pre-enslaved from African traders, the South sought to escape economic and political domination from the industrial North, and the Civil Rights Revolution did not boost black's economic or educational progress -- and in fact, can be proven to have made things worse for many blacks.

Nevertheless, people believe those things, and will argue violently if you try to point out the truth. After all, they saw it on TV.

This article from AlterNet suggests that little nuggets of propaganda inserted in emotional stories tend to burrow into our minds and stay there. The entertainment industry is notoriously pro-big government and leftist (oops! I repeated myself). So the next time you see your kids staring blankly into the idiot box, ask yourself if you'd let them nibble poison, then do what a parent is supposed to do.

And by the way, the process works on adult brains, too.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Does Obama's Secret Kill List include Americans?

That's for Obama to know and for you to find out. Meanwhile, you might want to re-think your opposition to Obama's agenda. There's a Predator Drone base closer to where you live than you realize.

Here's part of the exchange between a reporter and Obama's joke of a press secretary:

Bill Press: "Were there any other Americans or targets on that list?"

Carney: "Again I'm not going to, as others who are here when this happened, I'm just not going to engage in a conversation about that."

The rest of the Q & non-A is here, with video.

A sad day in 1870


From the original report of Robert E. Lee's death by the New York Times:

"It is with unaffected grief that I announce to you the painful intelligence of the death of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Lexington, yesterday morning. He died as he had lived, a noble example of the sublime principles and teachings of the Christian religion. He goes down to the tomb amid the lamentations of an affectionate and sorrowing people. Of exalted public and private virtue in his life and career, he filled up the full measure of our conception of a man. A stricken family, a bereaved State and an afflicted people bow with reverence and humility before this visitation of Divine Providence." Governor Gilbert Walker of Virginia

Thanks to Rex for the link!

Quote of the day

"Invest in precious metals - lead and brass." Anonymous

Thanks to Jeff!

Here are real Confederate Yankees


This is the most bizarre WBTS story I have ever read -- so much so it has to be true (no one could make this up). A New York town on the Canadian border joined the Confederacy. I guess technically, they were Yankees and Confederates at the same time...

Harold

Flags of the Rebellion

Good morning, you seemed to enjoy the photo sent of the winning entry of the Jefferson Redneck 100. There is now a Youtube post ( Redneck 100 ) the last scene is the winner during warmups with the Battle flag flying in the wind. During the actual race, the flag was stationed at their pit stall.

Take care,

Joe

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

"Keep the Change" by Hank Williams, Jr.



I'll keep my freedom,
I'll keep my guns.
Try to keep my money,
And my religion, too.
Try to keep on workin'
Try to keep on smilin'
I will keep my Christian name
And y'all can keep the change!

Thanks to Pat for the link!

"Big Data" is coming ...

... to a neighborhood near you.

We're not talking about cloud computing. These folks are talking about collecting massive amounts of information about people, such as the comments they make online, the sites they visit, when and why they use their cell phones, and running it through "predictive algorithms" based on psychological studies to calculate future behavior.

Interesting concept, huh? So much so that no wonder, as the article informs us, "The government is showing interest in the idea."

I bet it is.

Thanks to Big Chief for the heads up!

Who's spreading falsehoods about homosexuals?

Bryan Fischer corrects some of the Southern Poverty Law Center's propaganda.

Sherman was a misunderstood liberator

Yep -- read it for yourself, courtesy of Stars and Stripes.

A guess a little "utter destruction" is good for the people now and then. Keeps 'em in line.

Be sure to check out the readers' comments. It's good to see a lot of folks don't swallow everything that's fed to them.

Thanks to Robert for the link!

The South's Gonna Rise Again?

In Haught Pursuit is a gorgeous and smartly written blog about family adventures, traditional Catholicism, and rural life in southeast Texas. (Do you know what a possum popper is?)

In her latest post, the author shares her pleasant discovery of the widespread participation of Catholics in the League of the South. She's right, of course. Many traditionalists have joined us after realizing that the only way we can avoid total ruin is to quit falling for what the author calls the "present political 'game' of the Republicans vs. the Democrats."

There's also a link to The Catholic Knight you'll want to add to your pro-Southern blogroll.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Occupiers love/hate big banks

Gee, who said the Occupy "Fill in the blank" protesters were a little fuzzy about their goals? Oh, yeah, I said that.

Well, this should clear things up. First, this group of Occupiers protests the banks and their influence in the central government.

But this leader of the Occupiers goes ballistic when he sees an "End the Fed" sign and rips it up. (Warning: Language.) Um, the Federal Reserve is the mother of all banks -- it's a privately owned megabank that controls the money supply. Sounds like a whole lotta unaccountable power to me.

Columbus: One of the greatest men who ever lived


Here's a moving and myth-busting tribute from a Comanche.

It all began with Lincoln

Here in a nutshell is why we oppose DC's wars, no matter which brand of stuffed suit, Democrat of Republican, occupies the Oval Office:

The outcome of every military conflict with the exception of the American Revolution has been a series of unprecedented extensions of government control into new areas. Wartime “temporary emergencies” inevitably hardened into routine regulations, and measures that were formerly unthinkable – e.g. Lincoln’s shutting down of opposition newspapers, Truman’s seizure of the steel mills during the Korean War, the “PATRIOT” Act, etc. – entered the realm of possibility. In wartime, when expressions of dissent are met with “Don’t you know there’s a war on?”, the collectivist mentality is dominant: the whole nation is militarized, and failure to march in lockstep is considered evidence of “treason.” Liberty tends to perish in such an atmosphere, as it nearly did in the war hysteria following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Open Borders propaganda heats up

There is no debate on immigration in this country. All we hear are the shrill rants of those who demand we submit to invasion and colonization. The pro-immigration forces are united behind a shared hatred of traditional society. Globalization -- the eradication of historical identity -- is their goal. To them, it means power and profit. To us, it means the end of our way of life.

Here's a case in point. Below are the opening paragraphs of two stories on Alabama's immigration enforcement law. One is from the World Socialist Web Site, the other is from the San Francisco Chronicle. See if you can tell which is which:

1 - Draconian anti-immigrant law stokes fear among Alabama’s undocumented population

A federal judge’s decision to allow several aspects of Alabama’s draconian new anti-immigration law to go into effect is having a devastating impact on the state’s immigrant families. The decision has already led immigrants to flee their homes, pull their children out of school and avoid farming jobs at the height of the harvesting season. School districts across the state are reporting plummeting attendance among Hispanic students.

2 - Illegals in Alabama rush to make plans for kids

Terrified by Alabama's strict new immigration crackdown, parents living in the state illegally say they are doing something that was unthinkable just days ago - asking friends, relatives, co-workers and acquaintances to take their children if they're arrested or deported.

Give up? Story #1 is from the socialists and #2 is from the mainstream press. But notice that both slant their melodramatic "reporting" from the point of view of the illegal immigrants, the only ones who matter. Alabama's law, they tell us, is "draconian," which is their way of admitting that it works.

Alabama's stand against illegal immigration represents everything the globalists despise, including local sovereignty, resistance to the central government, and genuine patriotism.

The real story on the Latinization of America is that is isn't inevitable. A whopping 69% of Alabamians support their State's stand against illegal immigration. This invasion can be stopped, but only at the State level. Our enemies know that, and we'd better learn that, too.

Marine recruiters reach out at gay pride event in Pasadena

The normalization of homosexuality is a done deal. Forced acceptance of the "gay rights" agenda will soon be standard policy. Read this if you think I'm exaggerating:

Marine Corps recruiters at the San Gabriel Valley Pride event at Pasadena City College on Saturday didn't care whether the young men who lined up to test their strength were gay or straight.

The Marines just wanted to see some pull-ups done properly: Place hands about shoulder width apart, palms facing away; pull upward until chin is over the bar and then slowly return to the hanging position. Repeat until the feet feel like concrete blocks and the biceps like rubber bands about to snap.

Addison Arce, 23, a slight, sinewy man who ran cross-country at Burbank High School, impressed them with 13 brisk pull-ups. "I've always been fond of the military and what they do," said Arce, who described himself as bisexual. "I've thought about joining. Whether it would be the Marines, the Navy or Coast Guard, I'm not sure." These Marines, he added, "they really know how to put on a show."

Ah, brave new world.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Occupier" genius protests joblessness


Thanks to Ben for the link!

Watch "Occupy Atlanta" lemmings in action

Need a laugh? Watch this video of a leftist hive in action -- or rather, inaction. A squirrely guy with a bullhorn directs the protest, and the hive repeats every word he says. That, combined with the endless finger waggling (no applauding allowed), creates an atmosphere of mindless uniformity, which is what these goons dream of.

These "Occupiers" are such rigid and doctrinaire egalitarians that they won't let liberal Democrat John Lewis address the crowd because that would violate their democratic ideals -- no one person should be honored above anyone else, you see. You don't want to miss Lewis' blanker-than-usual expression at 2:08 into the video as he strains to comprehend what's going on. An instant classic!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

NATO nations now agree with the Afghans

These headlines show the two sides finally see things the same way:

McChrystal: US 'Far From Goals' in Afghanistan

Poll Shows Overwhelming British Opposition to Afghan War

German General: Afghan War Has Failed

And the Afghans resisting invasion concur:

Ten Years On, Taliban Says 'Victory Is With Us'

Leftist Occupier defecates on police car

Here's one example of how different the Occupiers are from the Tea Party.

Robert E. Lee’s Final Surrender

TakiMag tells us how the university that Robert E. Lee once led has been transformed from an institution of higher learning into a slopbucket of anti-Western propaganda.

Leftist Occupiers push into the South

The press is just gaga about the Occupy "Insert your town here" movement. Its sullen hatred of the Tea Partiers was just as blatant as its support for the drum circles and group yoga of the Occupiers. And check out this story on the effort to import these orchestrated tantrums to the streets of the Queen City:

Today, the Occupy Wall Street movement officially sweeps into Charlotte, as Occupy Charlotte organizers expect hundreds of supporters to descend on 600 E. Trade Street at 3 p.m.

"We've reached out to everyone," said Thomas Shope, 47, an Occupy Charlotte organizer. "We've reached out to the gay and lesbian community, the black community, the Hispanic community. We're all a part of this."

Well, that includes everybody. Everybody who matters.

Friday, October 7, 2011

The freest nation on earth?

Not the US, says Chuck Baldwin.

Leftist Occupiers show true colors

This is just too funny:

A liberal organizer told the Daily Caller on Thursday afternoon that he paid some Hispanics to attend “Occupy DC” protests happening in the nation’s capital. ...

Asked why they were there, some Hispanic protesters holding up English protest signs could not articulate what their signs said.

I love it. How revealing.

The confused and contradictory demands of these crybabies tell us nothing will come of this street theatre but random violence. In New Orleans, tensions between the protesters and police have escalated to the point that someone in the crowd yelled, "Kill the police!" Hmm -- now what leftist group that's solidly behind these protests has threatened violence against the police in the past?

The Occupiers have managed to alienate both liberals, including New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, as well as conservatives. Good job, kids!

Their motto should be, "We don't know what we want, and we want it NOW!"

Obama's DOJ seeks to block Alabama's new immigration law

Because enforcing existing immigration laws would lead to "discrimination."

Yes. The immigration laws of ANY nation are meant to discriminate against those you don't want sneaking into your country. The whole point of sovereignty is to preserve and protect the kind of country its people want to live in.

Something tells me the sovereign State of Alabama isn't going to submit to this.

The madness of Mitt Romney

I thought Mormons shunned alcohol and drugs. This statement from the Romney campaign makes me wonder what Mitt is smoking or drinking:

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says he will offer a more assertive foreign policy than President Barack Obama, promising increased military spending, a strong deterrent against Iran and an investment in missile defense systems.

Uh, Mitt, have you noticed that WE'RE BROKE? And that the Bush/Obama wars are a major cause of our financial troubles? You haven't noticed? Well, here's Pat Buchanan serving up a healthy dose of reality:

We are going to have to reduce the benefits and raise the age of eligibility for Social Security and Medicare. Cut and cap Great Society programs. Downsize the military, close bases and transfer to allies responsibility for their own defense. Or we are going to have to raise taxes—and not just on millionaires and billionaires, but Middle America.

And if our leaders cannot impose these sacrifices, the markets will, as we see in Europe, where the day of reckoning is at hand. Ours is next.

As Pat says, it's time we started looking out for ourselves and letting the rest of the world look out for itself. Ending the Empire is something all conservatives should support. The most serious problems that conservatives face, from open borders, to deficit spending, to affirmative action, all stem from the central government's pursuit of global empire, as explained here.

Liberty can only exist in a small, culturally based body politic, as countless examples from history and the daily news prove. Mitt Romney doesn't get it; he thinks we should sacrifice even more to expand DC's empire when our survival requires us to abandon the monster.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Saudi Arabian man tries to break into cockpit

But that's just a cultural thing they do. Americans should be more sensitive to other cultures. Gotta embrace difference, people!

I recommend more diversity training. I wonder if Uncle Tim is available?

Secret panel can put Americans on 'kill list'

All those housebroken "conservatives" who cheer President Obama when he ignores the Constitution to launch wars and smite Muslims might want to start paying attention to where this is leading:

American militants like Anwar al-Awlaki are placed on a kill or capture list by a secretive panel of senior government officials, which then informs the president of its decisions, according to officials.

There is no public record of the operations or decisions of the panel, which is a subset of the White House's National Security Council, several current and former officials said. Neither is there any law establishing its existence or setting out the rules by which it is supposed to operate.

It's not like this has popped up overnight without warning. The central government long ago decided traditional America was an obstacle to its quest to globalize this country and achieve world hegemony. No wonder DC allied itself with groups like the Southern Poverty Law Center to target those who oppose "abortion or immigration," or any other item in DC's radical agenda, as national security threats.

C'mon, people. Stop letting our handlers manipulate us into trashing our civil liberties in the name of swatting exaggerated threats. DC is the greatest threat to our freedom -- a realization now shared by 49% of Americans. This is your wake-up call.

New Alabama immigration law nabs first illegal alien

And what a catch he was:

Alabama's controversial new immigration law is less than a week old and officials say they've already made their first arrest for its violation.

A man identified as Yemeni national was arrested after he could produce no immigration papers. The 24-year-old, Mohamed Ali Muflahi, was taken into custody in Etowah County during a drug raid Friday.

The Gadsden Times newspaper reported that the Sheriff's Office also seized illegal weapons and other items deemed dangerous.

After learning of the arrest, several Alabama state senators drafted a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder demanding the Justice Department drop its legal challenges to the state's immigration law.

An illegal alien with illegal weapons -- is that the kind of diversity we want sneaking into this country? And he's from Yemen, a country with a lot of people just bristling with hatred against Americans. Apparently, the central government is okey-dokey with people like Mohamed Ali Muflahi coming and going as they please.

Here's a salute to the Alabama state senators who stood up to Attorney General Holder. The South still has real men.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Napolitano: U.S. will set record for deportations...

I don't believe a word of this.

Prediction: Obama will make a lot of noise about enforcing the law against illegal alien invaders to win over moderates and conservatives. If he wins -- and remember, the incumbent has a lot of tricks up his sleeve -- he'll grant a blanket amnesty by executive order.

The clueless throw a conniption


It's bad enough the "Occupy [Fill in the Blank]" protesters lampoon themselves with their clownish antics, but when they pause their street theater to verbalize their aims, they embarrass themselves even more.

For example, InfoWars notes the irony of the protesters' rage at Wall Street while they demand support for Barack Hussein Obama -- whose cabinet is filled with Wall Street flunkies.

But this struck me as even more amusing. The "Occupy Boston" offshoot issued an "Internal Solidarity Statement" [!!??!!] to define who was welcome to join their tantrum and who was not. It starts with a rip-roaring hooter of an oxymoron. The first two sentences practically jump off the screen and start bare knuckling each other:

We are the 99%, and our task is to unify the 99%. Unfortunately, we live in a society that is racist, sexist, classist, homophobic, and ridden with various other forms of oppression.

Riiiight -- these noble protesters represent an overlooked, righteous majority of a society composed of bad, bad people. Got it.

And in case you're uncertain whether you're invited to play with this group, the "Internal Solidarity Statement" specifies who's not welcome:

We do not welcome any of the following in our community:

■White supremacy (racism against people of all colors)
■Patriarchy (sexism)
■Ageism
■Discrimination based on ability
■Homophobia or heteronormativity
■Transphobia
■Anti-Arab sentiment
■Anti-Jewish sentiment
■Religious intolerance or intolerance of nonreligious people
■Islamaphobia
■Class oppression (classism)
■Cultural intolerance
■Discrimination based on immigration status
■Discrimination based on experiences with the justice system
■Disregard for indigenous rights
■Weight-based discrimination

News flash: That list eliminates 99.99% of the American public. Not only are those who object to DC's Open Borders policies not welcome, but anyone who has an opinion on either side of the Palestinian question is barred as well.

Even David Letterman isn't welcome. How's a revolution supposed to grow legs without celebrities?

Americans wake up: DC is the problem

How many times have we posted the news about new polls revealing record disgust with the incompetence and corruption in the bloated and smug central government? Honestly, I've lost count -- but here are two more:

New poll shows Obama approval continuing to sour

Disapproval of President Obama is hardening at new highs, according to a Washington Post/ABC News poll released Wednesday, providing troubling signs for the president as he pushes his jobs program and girds for a hard-fought reelection battle.

Four in 10 Americans "strongly" disapprove of how the president is handling his job, up from 28 percent at the start of the year. Obama's disapproval rating has steadily grown since the beginning of the year as the economy has stalled.

Poll sees a new low in Americans’ approval of Congress

After nine months of contentious battles on Capitol Hill, Americans have reached a new level of disgust toward Congress that has left nearly all voters angry at their leaders and doubtful that they can fix the problems facing the country.

Whether Republican, Democrat or independent, more Americans disapprove of Congress than at any point in more than two decades of Washington Post-ABC News polling.

Mad enough yet? So what can you do to express your anger -- Republicans can vote for the Democrats, and Democrats can vote Republicans.

Or you can decide it's time to fire the clowns and crooks in DC and return power to where it rightfully belongs -- to the people of the sovereign States. Anything less, and we're just fooling ourselves.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Blaming Pakistan for a Lost War

How could the "Exceptional Nation" lose in Afghanistan, the Graveyard of Empires?

One word: Dolchstoss.

Southern Like Me

A Jersey boy who has happily assimilated to Southern ways explains the enduring appeal of Dixie.

New pro-Southern blog!

Check out the FreeTennessee blog, a labor of love from our old friend David O. Jones.

The Legend of Dixon's Gold Coin


This is one of those stories that is stranger than fiction...

Thanks to Pat and Dutchy for the link!

Still 99% wrong

The spreading "Occupy Wall Street" protests, which we noted yesterday, are not only filled with the usual leftist silliness of drum beating and group yoga (yeah, that'll fill your enemies with fear!), but once again illustrates the left's wrong-headed aims.

Here's how confused these people are: The "Occupy Kansas City" protesters wanted to bring in members of the far right who agreed that big business was responsible for middle-class suffering. They see themselves representing 99% of the population standing up to the 1% that controls the wealth. That sparked this outburst from a former leftist ally:

I have just read posts on the two OCCUPY KC Facebook sites that indicate that outright racists, even nazis would be welcome to join in by some since they agree with parts of the agenda. One site went so far as to say we need to find the one thing we all, including them, agree on, then we can gather together. If nazis and white supremacists are part of the 99 percent, then count me out until we weed down that percentage a bit.

What these folks don't get is that the mega-corporations they so despise are the chief promoters and profiteers of the scheme to obliterate borders and nations in order to globalize both labor and capital. Both the cool cats and the fat cats want one world government, but while the first group thinks it'll bring peace, love, and brotherhood, the second lusts for profit and power. In other words, the leftist agitators are free volunteers at the service of big business and big government.

Over at TakiMag, the ever-helpful Jim Goad spells it out for them:

The whole “Occupy Wall Street” thing was launched in July when consumer-culture-hating Canadian magazine Adbusters ran an ad asking whether America was “Ripe for a Tahrir Movement.” Adbusters founder Kalle Lasn seems to hate all things American and love all things global. He openly endorsed “Not just a carbon tax, but a global across-the-board pricing system.” Adbusters also hosted a “One Flag” competition to design a flag symbolizing “global citizenship.”

Over the past decade, Adbusters Media Foundation is said to have received over $300,000 from the giant progressive golden calf known as the Tides Foundation, which in turn has received millions in donations from culture-busting globalist currency-meddler George Soros’s Open Society Institute. Adbusters is also said to have received an additional $176,500 “from organizations associated with…George Soros’s Democracy Alliance.” The US Day of Rage site, another agitant in the Occupy Wall Street movement, has also allegedly received Tides Foundation cash injections.

The multicult left likes to imagine no countries -- and no religion, too. They imagine all the people living life in peace. They see themselves as dreamers.

But what they don't realize is that they're not the only ones.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

The North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial

Now updated, our “Political Prelude, 1790-1860” webpage provides North Carolinian-insights into the sectional conflicts of that period and run-up to the war waged upon the American South. Also featured on this page are quotations from Dr. Clyde N. Wilson, professor emeritus of the University of South Carolina and native Tarheel. Please visit www.ncwbts150.com, “Political Prelude, 1790-1860.” And forward to others!

Bank of America faces outrage over debit card charge

Wait a minute -- Bank of America gets a $97 billion bailout from us, and now they stick us with a fee to use our own money?

No wonder people are angry. The age of the Robber Barons has returned.

Has the Revolution hit our shores?

The far-left revolt spreads from New York to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Denver.

Lincoln did it, so it must be right

Is assassination by executive order constitutional? It must be, argues Richard Miniter, because the saintly Abraham Lincoln established the precedent:

President Obama’s targeted killing of Anwar al-Awlaki, who was born in New Mexico and died in Yemen fighting for al Qaeda, is a victory for America and for common sense.

For the first time since the days of Abraham Lincoln, an American president has ordered the killing of a U.S. citizen, far from any battlefield or courtroom.

And like Abraham Lincoln, Obama has saved the constitution and the country by defending it against a nihilistic and narrow reading of the constitution that would prevent the country from protecting itself.

I suppose Obama can suspend habeas corpus and send political opponents into exile, too.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Quote of the day

"The American empire is done. There are no real seriously armed enemies left in the world that can possibly justify an $800 billion national defense and security establishment, including Homeland Security." David Stockman, Reagan's budget director