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.

The Patron Saint of Dixieland

For those of you not familiar with the link between St. Andrew, the patron saint of Scotland, and Dixie, this article from The Catholic Knight will be eye-opening and inspiring.

Great reading on St. Andrew's Day!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

NC senate votes to repeal death row law

What? Sanity in the North Carolina Senate?

I'm sure it's temporary, but it's a welcome breath of fresh air from Raleigh. After all, what possible good could come from a law whose only effect was to proclaim that the legal system is hopelessly biased?

Good riddance!

Quote of the day

"Baghdad is a huge camp, man. America didn't bring democracy. It brought walls." Baghdad resident Yousif al-Timimi, on Iraq's transformation by tribe and religion after Saddam.

Secession in the Land of Lincoln?

Yes, and it's all about the same issue that prompted the Southern States to secede in 1860-61 - fear of domination by an overgrown, corrupt, and alien power:

A downstate lawmaker wants Cook County to split off from Illinois and become its own state.

Republican representative Bill Mitchell of Decatur says, while Cook County has 40 percent of the state's population, it controls the state's politics.Mitchell says, Cook County single-handedly elected Pat Quinn governor, while practically every other county voted for Republican Bill Brady.

And he says lame-duck Democrats have given the state a massive tax hike, abolished the state's death penalty, and legalized same-sex civil unions, all against the wishes of downstate voters

As smaller secessionist movements such as this one gather steam, more people will inevitably conclude that breaking away from DC is the only practical solution to their problems.

As a politician once observed of Texans' secession from Mexico:

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

I couldn't agree more!

The Race-IQ 'Blackout'

To paraphrase Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "I proclaim my proud ignorance of the research, have no understanding of statistics, and in addition to a frothing leftist bias, I sport a racial chip on my shoulder the size of New York state, but I still don't believe race exists."

Here's Mr. Coates's article, which is a frank admission and stubborn refusal to accept this research.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Senate Moves To Allow Military To Intern Americans Without Trial

Hey, war supporters! Here's the inevitable result of surrendering unlimited power to the central government:

The Senate is set to vote on a bill today that would define the whole of the United States as a “battlefield” and allow the U.S. Military to arrest American citizens in their own back yard without charge or trial.

For those who seem to think that only obstructionist right-wingers would oppose supporting the government's power to keep us "safe," the ACLU's Chris Anders agreed that this bill "is so broad that even U.S. citizens could be swept up by the military."

Once again, we see that the greatest threat to our liberty and security is in the District of Corruption, not in Afghanistan or Iran.

Important Dates in Confederate History

Fly a Confederate flag every day, but with special remembrance on these dates.

Thanks to regular reader Pat for the link!

State Sovereignty: America's Final Solution to Tyranny


Here are some concrete political realities to consider:

• We can't change Washington because Congress is owned and controlled by special interests.

• Neither can we take over the establishment control of either political party as the media elites can break, sideline or ignore any candidate that threatens the elite interests.

• Third party efforts at the national level are doomed to failure and an ineffective tool for promoting freedom principles when compared to the successful Ron Paul campaign effort inside the GOP.

• Finally, education, although important, is not a fast enough solution to save our nation when more than 50% of the electorate lives off the looting of taxpayers through government benefits or make-work jobs.

No sane person can pretend that voting for the other Establishment party will change anything. Ron Holland has another suggestion - one that the powers that be want to make you think is racist, traitorous, etc.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

From a reader

There is finally conclusive evidence that Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi are dead.

Yesterday, they both registered to vote in Chicago.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Fine Swine Wine

Now here's a cultural event worth noting: Childress Vineyards has released a wine especially for North Carolina barbecue.

Thanks to Owen for the link!

Hypocrisy on parade!

"I don't see how a neighbor of yours, that you've known for 20 or 25 years, a family you've seen at church all that time, a family that's been paying taxes but then you discovered they came here illegally in 1989 and then had kids and even grandkids, and now you're going to deport them and send them back to a country those kids have never known?" Newt Gingrich, who must have lots of Hispanic neighbors, since he lives "in one of D.C.’s ritzier suburbs."

Next, Newt will preach to us about marital fidelity.

65% Oppose Automatic Citizenship for Children Born Here to Illegal Immigrants

The latest Rasmussen poll shows the highest popular opposition ever to globalism, but our rigged political system only allows us to choose between two open borders traitors.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The European Union Uber Alles

Our old friend Ron Holland points out the hypocrisy and self-serving of the banking and governmental elites who bypass representative government to prop up the Euro and the European Union while sticking the voters with the bill.

Sounds awfully familiar ...

Liberal Violence Rising

Don't overlook this disturbing trend of heightened militancy from the left, warns Right Side News:

Examples of such violence continue to mount. But beyond the fiery "Occupy" riots in Oakland, and the shootings, murders, rapes and thousands of arrests occurring throughout the dozens of disease-riddled "Occupy" chaos camps around the country, a less publicized example of left-wing violence took place last month in Illinois. ...

But none of this is surprising. The flames of violence against Lively, AFTAH and Christian Liberty Academy were ignited long ago. On the other end of the fuse is the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a hard-left outfit known in past years for monitoring true hate groups like the KKK and neo-Nazis.

As in Illinois, the SPLC's dangerous and irresponsible disinformation campaign can embolden and give license to like-minded, though less stable, left-wing extremists, creating a climate of true hate. Such a climate is ripe for violence. After all, these "hate groups" are just like the KKK, right?

That's the SPLC's message: Anyone who supports enforcing existing immigration law, who questions legalized discrimination (affirmative action), or believes in traditional marriage is a neo-Nazi hater racist. But who's the real hatemonger?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Alabama Law Pays Off: Unemployment Down Sharply After Crackdown on Illegal Aliens

If the Occupy protesters want to do something about unemployment and the loss of middle-class wages, they should look away to Dixieland, as this article indicates.

Once again, Southerners are doing the job Yankees won't do.

The utter dishonesty of Charles Johnson

In a post entitled, "Alleged WH Shooter Oscar Ortega Inspired by Alex Jones," Charles Johnson sinks to a new low in his continuing jihad against the right. As "proof" of the right's guilt, Johnson quotes a New York Times story that alleges Ortega once watched Alex Jones's "The Obama Deception" on the Internet, which argues, to quote the web site, "The Obama Deception is a hard-hitting film that completely destroys the myth that Barack Obama is working for the best interests of the American people."

We're supposed to believe that's what motivated Ortega to try to kill Obama? The accusation that Obama's policies are harmful have not only been echoed by all the milquetoast Republican candidates for president, but by many on the left.

What Charles Johnson conveniently forgot to mention is that neighbors who knew the alleged assassin didn't think of him as political at all, much less "right wing," but as a mentally ill young man who thought he was Jesus Christ. The Times article quoted a psychiatrist, Dr. E. Fuller Torrey, who described Ortega as “a textbook case” of schizophrenia: “I can guarantee you that in his mind, it all makes perfect sense. If he’s Christ, Obama’s the Antichrist.”

And in Charles Johnson's mind, it makes sense that anyone who dissents from Obama's policies is a violent extremist.

Have they gone nuts in Washington?

Yes.

But you already knew that. What's newsworthy about this article is that it's not from some crazy secesh, but David Gergen, the ultimate DC insider. When someone like that admits the central government's economic and military policies are driving us to disaster, it's time to start paying attention.

And time to start exploring options to the dead 20th-century megastate.

Ron Paul floors Bob Schieffer

Watch Ron Paul slam this liberal interventionist with the facts about DC's murderous and wasteful foreign policy:

Sunday, November 20, 2011

'Super Committee' likely to announce failure

First a little background: Unable to curb its own spending, Congress appointed a "Super Committee" with extraordinary powers to cut $1.2 trillion off of DC's deficit, which recently shot up to $15 trillion. Today, CNN released this bulletin:

Members of the "super committee" charged with coming up with $1.2 trillion in budget cuts are focused on how to announce failure to reach a deal, Democratic and Republican aides confirmed to CNN Sunday.

While aides said no final decision had been made, they acknowledged that -- barring an unforeseen development -- an announcement of an end to negotiations is the most likely scenario.

I have only one comment: Told ya.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Northern Kosovo "could declare independence"

Ethnic Serbs have no loyalty to the Albanian majority in Kosovo, so why shouldn't they exercise their right of self-determination, as the Albanians did?

The Age of Devolution continues to build momentum.

Los Angeles sees drop in hate crimes

Conflict between blacks and Latinos, which has been documented for some time, once again accounts for the overwhelming majority of hate crimes in that most multicultural of cities, Los Angeles:

According to the 2010 Hate Crime Report, there were 427 reported hate crimes countywide last year, a decline of 166 from the previous year. ...

The report showed that 59 percent of racially motivated crimes against blacks were committed by Latinos, and 68 percent of racially motivated crimes targeting Latinos were committed by blacks.

Blacks are only 11% of the population in Los Angeles, while Hispanics are 46%. Both groups are committing more hate crimes proportionally than Whites or Asians. According to the old saying, “As California goes, so goes the nation.” If this keeps up, Hatewatch will have to change its motto to, "Keeping an eye on minorities."

Ethnic divide among California voters on DREAM Act

According to a University of Southern California/Los Angeles Times survey, 79% of Latinos support a new law providing government aid to illegal immigrants, as opposed to only 30% of [self-loathing] whites.

Overall, 55% of all voters in the state oppose the act. Yet, it is now official policy. So much for "democracy" in California.

It's time to ban insider trading by Congress

But if we prohibit elected officials from taking advantage of their power, we couldn't attract stellar talent like Nancy Pelosi or Harry Reid.

Friday, November 18, 2011

How much do we hate Congress?

Americans gave Nixon higher marks during Watergate. The notion of the US going communist is less despised. See for yourself:


Yes, Americans hate Fidel Castro even more, but it's getting harder to tell them apart.

From The Washington Post

Occupy Wall Street ideology vs. reality

The "equal society" of the OWS encampment has self-segregated into haves vs. wanta haves, and leaders vs. followers. You don't want to miss the clash between socialist ideals and human nature that begins at 4:20 in:

OWS organizer: "We want a society where everyone has access to all the goods of life."

Reporter: "Would you share your iPad2 with one of those shiftless hobos?"

OWS organizer: "No."

And see how much diversity you can find in the executive planning session at the end. A classic:

"Why Do You Hate America?"

Dr. Michael Hill, the president of the League of the South, points out the huge gulf between the people and the bureaucracy that rules over them. When an alien ideology armed with an oppressive machinery of control threatens both our culture and tradition of liberty, he argues, the true patriot must take a stand.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Get those pink slips ready!

89% of Americans now distrust the government.

Yesterday, the Federal deficit surged past $15 trillion.

78% have no confidence the "super-committee" can reduce the crippling deficit.

DC is broken. But we're supposed to believe the answer is a third party? A third party is nothing but a feeble attempt to create the illusion there's life within a dead system.

What I do have confidence in is that people will figure out the real answer. Once our handlers have exhausted all attempts to prop up a collapsing political order, movements for reclaiming self-government will arise. If it can happen in the old Soviet Union, it can happen here.

The government arms itself

The proliferation of police urban assault vehicles sends a clear, stark message to the people: Obey.

As the author writes:

It’s truly appalling how police forces across the country have become militarized. The concept of ‘peace officer’ no longer exists. Police are now paramilitary forces who only protect and serve the political class.

This disturbing trend should remind us that the greatest threat to our security is an out-of-control government. And that attitude is not unpatriotic; it's the central guiding principle of the Bill of Rights.

Would our government actually unleash its military against its own people?

By the way, yesterday was the anniversary of the beginning of Sherman's March.

Pentagon Gets 30,000-Pound Bunker-Buster

Good heavens. We're still reeling from the disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan. With all the heated rhetoric against Iran, the news that the uniformed welfare queens at the Pentagon have got their hands on new weapons is about as welcome as hearing that the ten-year-old firebug next door just got a flame thrower for his birthday.

Quote of the day

"Obama is making terrible appointments to the Supreme Court. He must be defeated so the Republicans can get in and appoint great conservative jurists like Earl Warren, William J. Brennan, Warren Burger, Harry Blackmun, John Paul Stevens, David Souter, and Sandra Day O’Connor." Clyde Wilson

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Please support Rebellion!

A reader asked that I never again post the "SPLC Fiction" picture featuring Heidi Beirich.

I sympathize. Problem is, the Old Rebel Art Department (me!) is out of funds. So if you want new photoons, and support the Rebellion blog, please hit the "Donate" button. Reader contributions are all I get for this labor of love.

Thank you for your support.

Cage match!

It's Ed Sebesta vs. Kevin Levin!

What could be more entertaining than watching two pro-Empire Lincoln-lovers duke it out? One is a court historian who, though he makes his living pimping the party line, is a real historian. The other is Ed Sebesta, who fancies himself to be a scholar, despite the fact his grasp of history is feather-light and his prose can make the most robust grammar checker grind to a halt. (It's happened to me!)

Their online brawl, believe it or not, is over the Museum of the Confederacy. Levin likes it. And since its name includes the word "Confederacy," Sebesta hates it, almost as much as he hates the word "white."

Levin gets in his licks here:

Which Museum of the Confederacy Are You Protesting?

Calling Out Edward Sebesta and Calling On James Loewen

The Edward Sebesta Circus Continues

Levin on Sebesta: "The post includes a link to a 4-part essay that was published at the Black Commentator. I am going to leave it to you to read through as I simply do not have the patience to do it. It is an incredibly incoherent rant and as far as I can tell there is no indication that Sebesta has ever visited the MOC or talked with its museum staff."

Sebesta strikes back by claiming Kevin Levin is promoting "white paternalism." To Sebesta, that's the ultimate insult.

Ha! What fun! (Bonus: Don't miss the reader comments about Sebesta on Levin's site!)

SPLC Fiction


It must be fundraising time again.

The latest issue of the Southern Poverty Law Center's comically misnamed "Intelligence Report" implies the League of the South is on the verge of a mad rampage. The League, or so claims this breathless report, has completed its "long and steady march toward the extremist fringe," and now advocates "survivalist resistance."

Sounds scary! And in fact, the League does advise members to invest in gold and silver, and to buy and learn to safely use firearms.

As for the "survivalist resistance," the SPLC report notes that at the last LS National Conference, "There were also training sessions on how to stock and maintain a home pantry, lessons on how to hunt and track, and calls for members to buy shortwave radios and begin using them instead of telephones."

By the way, that last bit of advice on survivalist resistance (or "disaster preparedness," if you will) is echoed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

Since the facts don't back up the SPLC's implications, the writers had to pepper their report with outright lies. Dr. Michael Hill, they claim, "also recommended families equip themselves with tools to derail trains... ." In fact, at the conference, Michael Hill told a story about a young man in the town he grew up in who derailed a train. He was not advocating acts of senseless violence.

Other left-wing groups have eagerly swallowed the SPLC's insinuations and have made the desired conclusion:

"This notion of a looming violent confrontation with the government can also be found in an article examining how the leader of the League of the South is urging members to buy AK-47s, hollow-point bullets and tools to derail trains."

"Looming violent confrontation with the government"? That's pure SPLC fiction, but that's how the SPLC delegitimizes dissent for the powers that be.

No matter that the League of the South is committed to working peacefully within the system. No matter that we reject the DC Empire's murderous and illegal wars.

If the SPLC wanted to expose real purveyors of violent rhetoric, it could take on this man at Occupy Wall Street, who promises to return with Molotov cocktails. Better yet, it could end its own promotion of violent radicals. The SPLC published this glowing tribute to Bill Ayers, the Weatherman bomber who still says he does not regret setting bombs, and once predicted that when the communist revolution he worked for succeeds, "25 million Americans" would have to be killed.

The SPLC's Mark Potok thinks nothing of granting friendly interviews to Marxist organizations, just as the SPLC blog praises the actions of the Party for Socialism. And we all know what happened as a result of Marxist rhetoric.

So there you have it: hypocrisy, slander, and outright fabrication, all wrapped in a veneer of smug moral superiority. That's an odd business plan, but, hey, it works for the SPLC.

The 180DTS Pinnochiometer!

We have a new weapon in our arsenal, thanks to Connie Ward of 180 Degrees True South. She has dubbed it the 180DTS Pinnochiometer. It's designed to measure the mendacity of those who slander Southerners and pro-Southern groups.

My guess is that it'll break from overload, but Connie's never let us down before. Let's see if this thing can take the strain. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

This day in history

In 1777, the Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation. Article I, Section II affirmed "Each State retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every power, jurisdiction and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled."

The principle of State sovereignty was reaffirmed by the Ninth and Tenth Amendments.

Unfortunately, Lincoln's Counter-Revolution effectively nullified that principle. That's why we have a central government that can imprison Americans without cause, and launch wars at will.

Progressive, Neocon, whatever - it's all Big Government

We've been arguing for some time (see here and here) that there's no philosophical or practical difference between the "Progressive" and Neocon agendas. Oh, how good it feels to see someone from the left validate that message. Here's Glenn Greenwald:

As I pointed out just yesterday, many Democrats not only passively acquiesce to Obama’s continuation of core Bush/Cheney Terrorism policies, but enthusiastically cheer it as proof that they, too, can be Tough and Strong (manly virtues demonstrated by how many human beings their leader kills from afar). So here you have Think Progress heaping praise on Obama for seizing what is literally the most radical power a President can seize: the power to target — in total secrecy and with no checks or due process — their fellow citizens for execution: specifically, assassination-by-CIA.

And check out this killer quote from Greenwald's article, one that every pro-war "conservative" should read and deal with:

It took Ron Paul — whom every Good Progressive will tell you is Completely Crazy and Insane — to point out to the GOP the rather glaring inconsistency between, on the one hand, distrusting government authorities to run health care, but on the other, wanting to empower the President to kill whomever he wants with no transparency or due process.

This is the trap grass-roots, patriotic Southerners have fallen into. They cheer on "the troops," no matter the mission, and submit to everything DC wants, from the Patriot Act, to illegal searches in airports, yet can't comprehend why our liberty is slipping away, minute by minute.

Our future?

Thanksgiving 2022

"Winston, come into the dining room, it's time to eat," Julia yelled to her husband.

"In a minute, honey, it's a tie score," he answered. Actually Winston wasn't very interested in the traditional holiday football game between Detroit and Washington.

Ever since the government passed the Civility in Sports Statute of 2017, outlawing tackle football for its "unseemly violence" and the "bad example it sets for the rest of the world," Winston was far less of a football fan than he used to be. Two-hand touch wasn't nearly as exciting.

Yet it wasn't the game that Winston was uninterested in. It was more the thought of eating another Tofu Turkey. Even though it was the best type of VeggieMeat available after the government revised the American Anti-Obesity Act of 2018, adding fowl to the list of federally-forbidden foods, (which already included potatoes, cranberry sauce and mince-meat pie), it wasn't anything like real turkey. And ever since the government officially changed the name of "Thanksgiving Day" to "A National Day of Atonement" in 2020 to officially acknowledge the Pilgrims' historically brutal treatment of Native Americans, the holiday had lost a lot of its luster.

Eating in the dining room was also a bit daunting. The unearthly gleam of government-mandated fluorescent light bulbs made the Tofu Turkey look even weirder than it actually was, and the room was always cold. Ever since Congress passed the Power Conservation Act of 2016, mandating all thermostats - which were monitored and controlled by the electric company - be kept at 68 degrees, every room on the north side of the house was barely tolerable throughout the entire winter.

Still, it was good getting together with family. Or at least most of the family. Winston missed his mother, who passed on in October, when she had used up her legal allotment of life-saving medical treatment. He had had many heated conversations with the Regional Health Consortium, spawned when the private insurance market finally went bankrupt, and everyone was forced into the government health care program. And though he demanded she be kept on her treatment, it was a futile effort. "The RHC's resources are limited," explained the government bureaucrat Winston spoke with on the phone. "Your mother received all the benefits to which she was entitled. I'm sorry for your loss."

Ed couldn't make it either. He had forgotten to plug in his electric car last night, the only kind available after the Anti-Fossil Fuel Bill of 2021 outlawed the use of the combustion engines-for everyone but government officials. The fifty mile round trip was about ten miles too far, and Ed didn't want to spend a frosty night on the road somewhere between here and there.

Thankfully, Winston's brother, John, and his wife were flying in. Winston made sure that the dining room chairs had extra cushions for the occasion. No one complained more than John about the pain of sitting down so soon after the government-mandated cavity searches at airports, which severely aggravated his hemorrhoids. Ever since a terrorist successfully smuggled a cavity bomb onto a jetliner, the TSA told Americans the added "inconvenience" was an "absolute necessity" in order to stay "one step ahead of the terrorists." Winston's own body had grown accustomed to such probing ever since the government expanded their scope to just about anywhere a crowd gathered, via Anti-Profiling Act of 2022. That law made it a crime to single out any group or individual for "unequal scrutiny," even when probable cause was involved. Thus, cavity searches at malls, train stations, bus depots, etc., etc., had become almost routine. Almost.

The Supreme Court is reviewing the statute, but most Americans expect a Court composed of six progressives and three conservatives to leave the law intact. "A living Constitution is extremely flexible," said the Court's eldest member, Elena Kagan. "Europe has had laws like this one for years. We should learn from their example," she added.

Winston's thoughts turned to his own children. He got along fairly well with his 12-year-old daughter, Brittany, mostly because she ignored him. Winston had long ago surrendered to the idea that she could text anyone at any time, even during Atonement Dinner. Their only real confrontation had occurred when he limited her to 50,000 texts a month, explaining that was all he could afford. She whined for a week, but got over it.

His 16-year-old son, Jason, was another matter altogether. Perhaps it was the constant bombarding he got in public school that global warming, the bird flu, terrorism or any of a number of other calamities were "just around the corner," but Jason had developed a kind of nihilistic attitude that ranged between simmering surliness and outright hostility. It didn't help that Jason had reported his father to the police for smoking a cigarette in the house, an act made criminal by the Smoking Control Statute of 2018, which outlawed smoking anywhere within 500 feet of another human being Winston paid the $5,000 fine, which might have been considered excessive before the American dollar became virtually worthless as a result of QE13. The latest round of quantitative easing the federal government initiated was, once again, to "spur economic growth." This time they promised to push unemployment below its years-long rate of 18%, but Winston was not particularly hopeful.

Yet the family had a lot for which to be thankful, Winston thought, before remembering it was a Day of Atonement. At least he had his memories. He felt a twinge of sadness when he realized his children would never know what life was like in the Good Old Days, long before government promises to make life "fair for everyone" realized their full potential. Winston, like so many of his fellow Americans, never realized how much things could change when they didn't happen all at once, but little by little, so people could get used to them.

He wondered what might have happened if the public had stood up while there was still time, maybe back around 2008, when all the real nonsense began. "Maybe we wouldn't be where we are today if we'd just said 'enough is enough' when we had the chance," he thought.

Maybe so, Winston. Maybe so.

Author: Anonymous

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

Five hidden messages in the American flag

This BBC report on the various configurations of the Yankee rag shows one that appeared in the South after the WBTS. It incorporates the Southern Cross in the canton. The message was clear:

Jeff Bridgman shows a Confederate cross hidden in the Stars and Stripes.

This flag, made soon after the Civil War of 1861-65, comes from the defeated South.

"The stars are configured in the southern cross buried in the design of this flag. That was a subtle way of displaying southern sympathies," says Bridgman.

"They're hiding the Confederate battle flag within the stars and stripes."

Graham-Dixon likens this design to a rebel yell.

"It's as if to say, 'We may have been forcibly incorporated into the United States but we still feel Southern,'" he says.

As the report notes, the Battleflag is still flown throughout the South. Here's to the day when that proud symbol stirs up the spirit of defiance that created it.

African-Americans most likely to use physical punishment

And like every other problem among American blacks, it's the result of PSSD - Post-Slavery Stress Disorder.

Monday, November 14, 2011

The end of the nation-state

Here's a thought-provoking and thorough analysis of the greatest trend of modern times: the accelerating fragmentation of big political units. Gary North summarizes the work of political observers with records of actually getting things right. Jacques Barzun, the French-born American philosopher, notes that devolution is the inevitable consequence of a loss of historical identity:

Separatism is rampant all over the globe, he writes. India separated from British rule, and Pakistan separated from India. Then Bangladesh separated from Pakistan. The East Timorese almost destroyed Indonesia. "Wherever one looked -- at Ireland, the Middle East, South America, Southeast Asia, all of Africa, the Caribbean, and the whole ocean speckled with islands, one would find a nation or would-be nation at war to win or prevent independence" (p. 775).

[Barzun] asks the question: "What makes a nation?" He answers his own question. "A large part of the answer to that question is: common historical memories. When the nation's history is poorly taught in schools, ignored by the young, and proudly rejected by qualified elders, awareness of tradition consists only in wanting to destroy it."

Without a sustaining, shared identity, a nation-state cannot endure. It cannot function. Just skim your local paper, and you'll see ample proof that the centralized nation-state is rapidly losing legitimacy because it cannot deliver on its promises. Even its "super-committees" don't work.

The age of empire is past. The coming age of the local, the regional, and the cultural is waiting to be born.

Nancy Pelosi Blocked Credit Card Reform While Investing Millions in Exclusive Visa Stock Offering

What? A dishonest leftist politician? And in DC? What a shock! From Big Government:

Former Speaker of the House–and current Minority Leader–Nancy Pelosi apparently bought $1 million to $5 million of Visa stock in one of the most sought-after and profitable initial public offerings (IPO) in American history, thwarted serious credit card reform for two years, and then watched her investment skyrocket 203%.

The revelation appears in Throw Them All Out, the new book by investigative journalist and Breitbart editor Peter Schweizer, which was the focus of 60 Minutes on CBS this evening, and which is featured in this week’s issue of Newsweek.

And people wonder why we refer to DC as the District of Corruption.

Democrat, Republican, whatever - they're all greedy pigs who see power and fortune in a big trough that we taxpayers keep filling up for them. The only difference between the parties is the slogans they use to fool us.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Rick Perry's PR man should be fired

What should a candidate do when he slips up on national TV?

If you're Rick Perry, you throw away what little dignity you have left and prove you're qualified to be the class clown:



Can President Caligula be far away?

A bad week for American flags

But a good week for aggressive minorities.

First, look at how a little intimidation from politically powerful minorities changed the minds of the Texas DMV board, which was considering a commemorative license plate for the Sons of Confederate Veterans:

In Texas, the Sons of Confederate Veterans want the state to issue license plates displaying the Confederate Flag. On Thursday, the state said no way, in the wake of protests from minorities who say the flag represents racism. ...

The DMV's nine-member board first considered the license plate earlier this year, but deadlocked 4-4 with one person absent. According to the Associated Press, all nine members opposed issuing the plates when they considered them on Thursday.

But if you imagine these minorities find only the Confederate Battleflag offensive, you're wrong. They despise the US flag as well, and convinced a federal judge to put the force of law behind their hatred of that American symbol too:

A federal court has ruled that school administrators had the right to order California high school students to remove displays of the American flag from their clothing on Cinco De Mayo.

Basing his decision on a concern that violence could result from the display of the American flag on the Mexican holiday, California District Judge James Ware ruled that administrators’ actions to censor the students did not violate the so-called Tinker standard, which protects students’ freedom of speech.

On May 5, 2010, administrators at Live Oak High School told students that if they didn’t turn their American flag-bearing shirts inside-out, they would be sent home for wearing what the school considered to be “incendiary” clothing.

Fox News reported that the order came from Assistant Principal Miguel Rodriguez, who feared an altercation between Mexican-American students celebrating Cinco de Mayo and those wearing the U.S. emblem.

Lesson learned: If a favored minority group throws a tantrum, we should give them whatever they want.

But let's be clear: It's not pieces of cloth they object to - the ultimate target is the civilization the flags represent. And the only way to ensure peace is for the majority to surrender to the increasingly hysterical demands of pushy minorities.

Wonder where it'll all end?

Friday, November 11, 2011

This day in history

In 1918, the War to End All Wars ended.

So long, America (and liberty)

Despite the disastrous outcome of every Neocon War, not to mention Obama's illegal Libyan invasion, every Republican candidate except Ron Paul promises more war. It's time folks paid attention to Judge Andrew Napolitano's warning about what war does to freedom:

The Revolutionary War was the beginning of the Republic and the Civil War was the beginning of the end of the Republic. Prior to the Civil War, the United States were plural; the country was called "these" United States. Even the Constitution refers to the United States as "them." Afterwards, the United States became a singular noun. The Civil War was the official and violent rejection by the federal government of the basic principle laid out in the Declaration of Independence which was cited as the impetus for the American Revolution. What was that principle for which the rebels fought and which, among our presidents, only Jefferson defended? It was the right of free people to secede from a government that destroys their freedom. It was, by extension, the natural right to be left alone. ...

War is the death of freedom because war is the health of big government. The federal government views the Constitution as its enemy. That’s why the President, a former professor of constitutional law nonetheless, can take an oath to uphold the Constitution and then spend every waking moment trying to dig its grave. And George W. Bush was the same. And Bill Clinton was the same. And so on, and so on.

Of course, the judge is quite right when he says that every empire collapses from over-extending its military. Have we learned ANYTHING from history? Heck, we can't even draw lessons from the past decade, as this news of planned expansions of US troops in - Australia? - reveals.

And people wonder why I say the DC Empire can't be reformed.

Southern Music break

Wooo-hooo! It's Friday, y'all! Loyal reader Dutchy sends us this link to "Like My Dog" by Billy Currington. For dog lovers everywhere!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Texas board rejects Confederate flag license plates

This is no surprise, not in the age of all-cultures-are-equal-except-one. And the toxic fumes emanating from the usual sources are also to be expected:

Some of the opponents, who outnumbered those at the meeting who spoke in favor of the plates, talked of personal experiences with racism, saying that it lingers in Texas today and that the Confederate flag represents that state of mind.

"We know that flag is a true symbol of people that hate," said Gary Bledsoe, Texas State NAACP Conference president.

You want hate, Mr. Bledsoe? Here's the real thing, from Lee Alcorn, the president of the Dallas NAACP, condemning the nomination of Sen. Joseph Lieberman as vice-president in 2000:

“If we get a Jew person, then what I’m wondering is, I mean, what is this movement for, you know? Does it have anything to do with the failed peace talks?”

“So I think we need to be very suspicious of any kind of partnerships between the Jews at that kind of level because we know that their interest primarily has to do with money and these kind of things.”

Of course, those who point accusing fingers at others are often hiding their own shortcomings. But will Bledsoe admit this? I doubt it. What a blowhard.

Is the Republican Party using the League of the South strategy?

UPDATE #1 BELOW:

UPDATE #2 BELOW:

Do the Republicans really want the White House in 2012? If they do, they have a funny way of showing it.

Two of its major contenders for the nomination are practically wallowing in their unelectability. Class clown Rick Perry is either a genetic goofball, or prepares for presidential fashion shows (they're not debates!) by getting higher than a kite - there's just no other way to explain this. And Herman ("You're so Cain") Cain must be the most arrogantly ignorant candidate for president ever ("Ubeki-beki-beki-beki-stan-stan").

But there's always Mitt Romney, some say. Yeah, the liberal who's inspired a growing conservative movement within the Republican Party to stop him from winning the nomination.

Last night was good for the Republicans, at least in the South. In Virginia, Republicans now control the governor's office and the legislature. Republican Phil Bryant won his bid for governor of Mississippi.

So I wonder - is the Republican strategy to focus on its base in the South, let Obama win, and allow him to further alienate conservatives as he tries to consolidate and expand his leftist agenda? The backlash could be so vigorous that the shellacking of 2010 would look like a day at the beach.

We are indeed living in interesting times. (For background on the "winning by losing" strategy, read this and this.)


UPDATE #1: Obama Back to Even With "Generic" Republican Candidate:

President Obama now essentially ties, 43% to 42%, a "generic" Republican candidate when U.S. registered voters are asked whom they are more likely to vote for in the presidential election next year. This marks a change from October and September, when the Republican candidate was ahead, and underscores the potential for a close presidential race in the year ahead.

UPDATE #2: And as for what we can expect from a second Obama administration, I refer you to a political analyst who's as good as any other so-called expert, Chris Rock. (Warning: language!)

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Check out the slick new Chronicles web site. Great articles, lively give and take with readers in the comments section, and links to other great sites.

Rick Perry crashes and burns


His record on immigration is enough to disqualify him for office, and his past antics provided some head-scratching moments that made many more dismiss Perry as a serious candidate.

But this Cheech and Chong imitation during the presidential debates last night should put an end to Perry's political career. A stoner in the White House? Whoa!

This is good news. The last thing we need is another George W. Bush sweet-talking Southerners into supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, perpetual war, and the end of civil liberties as "conservative" goals.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Should Pat Buchanan be allowed on MSNBC to promote his new book?

Click here, wade through the usual multicultural hypocrisy ("every race can promote its interests except whites"), then vote "Yes."

Ron Paul: Obama is practically a dictator

In case you haven't noticed, we're becoming a Third-World banana republic. Ron Paul has noticed, and doesn't like what he sees:

“The current administration has unabashedly stated that Congress's unwillingness to pass the president's jobs bill means that the president will act unilaterally to enact provisions of it piecemeal through Executive Order. Obama explicitly threatens to bypass Congress, thus aggregating the power to make and enforce laws in the executive. This clearly erodes the principles of separation of powers and checks and balances. It brings the modern presidency dangerously close to an elective dictatorship.”

House-trained "conservatives" cheered when Bush bypassed Congress to fight his insane wars, and some of the loonier ones even cheered Obama when he illegally ordered US armed forces against Libya. What these red-white-and-bloodthirsty pseudo-patriots didn't realize is that unrestrained power can be used in ways you might not like.

Mexico Sues the State of Georgia



State Representative Matt Ramsey: "The hypocrisy is breathtaking because the root cause of illegal immigration from Mexico is that their government has abjectly failed its citizens any basic kind of economic hope."

For more on why "desperate young brown men" are fleeing Mexico, read Steve Sailer's analysis.

Stroke turns rugby player into a homosexual

His, uh, transformation made him go out and retrain himself as a hairdresser. Then he got a new wardrobe and a bad haircut.

And I thought brain damage only made you leftist.

Ohio Votes to Nullify Insurance Mandates

Here's a news story the corporate media would prefer to ignore:

On the eve of the 213th anniversary of the passage of Thomas Jefferson’s Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, laying the intellectual groundwork of nullification, the people of Ohio exercised their power and nullified the insurance mandate in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Ohioans passed Issue Three, a constitutional amendment to preserve their right to choose their own health care and health care coverage. Preliminary returns indicated a wide margin of victory, with more than 60 percent approving the amendment. The amendment makes it illegal for any local, state or federal law to require Ohio residents to purchase health insurance, effectively nullifying a key component of the PPACA.

All the arguments for ObamaCare overlook the central question: Where in the Constitution do the people of the sovereign States delegate the power to Congress to force them to buy health insurance? And that raises another troubling issue: If the central government can assume that power, what CAN'T it do?

Next thing you know, DC will claim it can deny citizens the right of habeas corpus, and actually lock us up indefinitely without bringing formal charges.

Oh, wait a minute...

This day in history

In 1989, borders between East and West Germany were opened and the Berlin Wall began to be dismantled the next day.

Proving that decades of totalitarian indoctrination can be - and WILL be - overcome. Blood trumps ideology.

Latin American nations oppose US immigration law

ABC News reports the Axis of Invasion now includes 16 Latin American governments, and one other alien power, the federal government. The Axis opposes South Carolina's immigration enforcement law, and intends to use federal courts to force the people of South Carolina to submit to demographic revolution.

Of course, the elites in Latin nations want to rid themselves of the poor they can't feed. And DC eagerly seeks more clients for the welfare state, more cannon fodder for future wars of "liberation," and, of course, cheap, exploitable labor.

So - who's on our side?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Quote of the day

"A language is a dialect with an army and navy." Max Weinreich

Umberto Bossi urges Silvio Berlusconi to quit

The escalating financial crisis in Italy is highlighting the growing power of one of the Italian coalition's more interesting parties, the secessionist Northern League, one of the League of the South's inspirations. And it's only fitting that one of Europe's most interesting figures, Umberto Bossi, should lead the Northern League. From the BBC:

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's key coalition partner has urged him to step aside ahead of a crucial budget vote.

Northern League leader Umberto Bossi is a volatile ally who brought down Mr Berlusconi's first government in 1994. ...

"We asked the prime minister to stand aside," Mr Bossi told reporters on the margins of parliament, adding that the former justice minister and personal protege of Mr Berlusconi, Angelino Alfano, should take over.

There's also a short introduction to Bossi at the end of the BBC article. The FAQ on the League of the South web site provides additional background on how Bossi's Northern League helped shape our organization.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Herman Cain

With apologies to Carly Simon

You stunned the Republican party like you were mimicking Ol’ Trent Lott
Your hat strategically tossed into the ring
You said you’d give it your best shot
You had one eye on hawking your new book as you stirred the presidential pot
Republicans dreamed you’d be their Obama,
You’d be their Obama, and …

Herman Cain, they’ll probably run a ticket without you,
Herman Cain, I’ll bet they’ll run a ticket without you,
Don’t you? Don’t you?

You had me several debates ago when I could still believe
Well you said your flat tax would knock ‘em dead
But Santorum said your plan’s na├»ve
And you said some things that made me think you’re not really what you say
I had some dreams, they were mud on my pizza,
Mud on my pizza, and…

Herman Cain, they’ll probably run a ticket without you,
Herman Cain, I’ll bet they’ll run a ticket without you,
Don’t you? Don’t you?

Well I hear you went up to Las Vegas and got ridiculed for 9-9-9
Then you rode your campaign bus to New Hampshire
And prematurely flashed a victory sign
Well you’re where you should be in the polls
And if you’re not you’re in
Some restaurant convention with a female employee
Female employee, and …

Herman Cain, they’ll probably run a ticket without you,
Herman Cain, I’ll bet they’ll run a ticket without you,
Don’t you? Don’t you?

Robotic strawberry pickers could be on the way

I like robots. They just do the jobs Americans won't. And they won't strain social services, either.

Pious racial indignation over Cain’s offenses

I don't often post articles from the petulant Leonard Pitts, but his thoughts on how Republicans continue to defend neocon Herman Cain echo mine:

[T]hey scream in pious racial indignation when Cain is asked questions he doesn’t want to answer.

A “high tech lynching,” said blogger Brent Bozell.

“Racially stereotypical,” sniffed Rush Limbaugh.

“I believe the answer is yes,” said Cain himself when asked on Fox if race was the cause of his woes, adding honestly, if hilariously, that he has no evidence whatsoever to back that up.

If you didn’t know better, you’d think Cain was some hybrid of Emmett Till and Kunta Kinte. Nobody knows de trouble he’s seen.

Perfect! "Anti-Racism" in the DC Empire is the equivalent of "Socialist Liberation" in the old Soviet Empire, providing idealistic cover for the regime's oppression at home and intervention abroad. Embracing the approved ideology demonstrates one's loyalty and nobility. So pervasive is this ideology that Jeffrey Dahmer, who was a homosexual, murderer, necrophiliac, and cannibal, felt obligated to make clear he didn't murder and eat people because of their race.

The Ultimate Good is easily weaponized for political debate. The Establishment Right accuses those who don't support their agenda of perpetual war of racism. Any villain who objects to US taxpayers handing over $3 billion a year to wealthy Israel MUST be "anti-Semitic." And because some Occupy protests have denounced Israel's treatment of Palestinians, apologists of the Establishment Right gleefully use the same accusation against Occupy Wall Street protesters.

The tragedy of this is that "racism" is a Marxist term, and using it as an accusation legitimizes the evil philosophy that created it.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

This day in history


In 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America.

Muslim violence in Nigeria

UPDATE BELOW:

Here's a story that doesn't concern you in the least - UNLESS you live in a country that is actively importing Muslim immigrants. (Hint: It could be doing so in the name of protecting collaborators in a Muslim country it had recently invaded, for example.) So as you read this, imagine this happening in your backyard:

At least 67 people died in a wave of bombings and shootings carried out in northeast Nigeria overnight, officials said Saturday, as frightened mourners left their homes to begin burying their dead.

A radical Muslim sect known locally as Boko Haram claimed responsibility Saturday for the attacks, which represent the most coordinated and wide-ranging assault yet in their increasingly bloody sectarian fight with Nigeria's weak central government. The sect, which wants the strict implementation of Shariah law across the nation of more than 160 million people, promised to carry out more attacks.

Could this pattern be repeated in the only world's most exceptional of exceptional nations? As Samuel Huntington warned in his classic, "The Clash of Civilizations":

[T]he relations between Muslims and peoples of other civilizations -- Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Hindu, Chinese, Buddhist, Jewish -- have been generally antagonistic; most of these relations have been violent at some point in the past; many have been violent in the 1990s. Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. Muslims make up about one-fifth of the world's population but in the 19990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization. p. 256.

UPDATE:

The death toll has now reached 150.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Obama rejects subpoena request for Solyndra docs

Well, looky here -- another chief executive who thinks he's above the law.

U.S. Approaches $15 Trillion Debt Limit

No surprises here:

It will be the latest sobering economic milestone that few were hoping to see: The U.S. national debt – any day now – will soar above the $15 trillion mark.

As of this writing, the total debt is $14.97 trillion, so moving beyond the symbolic $15 trillion is a foregone conclusion. When the unwelcome milestone is reached, it will come at a volatile time both in this country and abroad.

Congress is hopelessly fractured and can do nothing but dump more tax dollars into bottomless pits. The economy is trapped in a death spiral. Meanwhile, DC sits idly by while illegal aliens pour across the border. When it does anything in response, it sides with the invaders.

Still think DC can avoid the fate of all other over-extended empires?

Setting the record straight: A look at SPLC’s report on Nullify Now!


Heidi Beirich, fibber fatale

Here's a forceful, fact-based response to the SPLC's hatchet job on the Nullify Now! Conference. Michael Maharrey, the Communications Director for the Tenth Amendment Center, exposes the SPLC's notion of "journalism" for what it really is.

And don't miss the bonus video from Tom Woods!

Quote of the day

"I will never stand for a national anthem again. I will turn my back and I will raise a fist." Jesse Ventura, former governor and Navy Seal.

Click here to find out why!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Southern Music break

Regular reader Jeff sent me one of the most fun music videos I've ever seen. It's the 2nd South Carolina String Band at the 146th Gettysburg performing Angelina Baker. Watch the ladies kick up their heels at the instrumental at 1:50 in.

Alabama attorney general 'troubled' by feds

Finally - an officer of a sovereign State with backbone! Southerners and lovers of liberty everywhere have a new champion, and his name is Luther Strange:

Alabama’s Attorney General said Wednesday he was “perplexed and troubled” by a federal government request to provide information on local school children to the Justice Department for the purpose of ensuring that illegal immigrants are not being denied access to schools.

The Justice Department issued a letter on Tuesday requesting data from all of Alabama’s school districts, saying it wanted to ensure compliance with a federal law that prevents children from being denied equal access to schools based on immigration status. To that end, Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez requested information on student withdrawals in 2010-2011, race, national origin and immigration status.

But in a biting response on Wednesday, Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange asked the Justice Department to show where it had the authority to “demand the information or compel its production…otherwise, I will assume you have none, and will proceed accordingly,” according to the Montgomery Advertiser.

This leads to all sorts of interesting possibilities, including the reopening of many constitutional issues. Where in the Constitution does the central government claim the authority to question how a sovereign State runs its schools? And when the central government clearly fails in an area where it does have the authority delegated to it, such as protecting us from illegal alien invaders, how can it object when a State is forced to do that job?

These debates can only help us. Bring it on!

So here's a toast to you, Mr. Strange:

Failed Social Engineering in the Balkans

The multicultural paradises of Bosnia and Kosovo are spinning apart on ethnic lines, despite NATO's costly and bloody efforts. It's heartening to see the would-be Masters of the Universe fail this utterly and miserably. From the American Spectator:

The would-be country has received poor international reviews and its prime minister was attacked by the Council for Europe for heading a "mafia-like" organization. No surprise, Serbs living in the city of Mitrovica north of the Ibar River wanted no part of majority ethnic-Albanian state. They created parallel institutions linked to Serbia and continue to resist rule by Pristina.

Washington and Brussels remain intransigent. The West has decided on Kosovo's boundaries. The ethnic Serbs are supposed to do what they are told and submit to the kindness of those accused of dismembering Serbian prisoners for profit. So what if some of the people running Pristina are the same people who as guerrillas killed Serbs? And the same people who in 2004 encouraged a second round of violence against the beleaguered minority population?

Once again, human nature trumps the designs of the social engineers. Know hope.

League of the South on Occupy Wall Street Movement



Here's my rough, partial transcript: "I'm glad to see anybody ... standing up to what we call the Establishment elite and Wall Street. However, we've been asked to participate, and we have politely declined, and for this reason ... we don't Occupy Wall Street because we want to leave Wall Street and leave DC. We're not interested in reforming Wall Street or DC."

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Rev. Jackson Compares Occupy Atlanta With Civil Rights Struggle

He has blessed the noble efforts of the Occupiers:

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is lending his support to the Occupy Atlanta movement and says that their efforts are an extension of the struggle for civil rights fought by Jackson, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and others.

Let's see -- the campaign to normalize homosexuality, as well as the demand of illegal aliens to enjoy all the rights of American citizens, including the extra-special right of affirmative action, have been canonized as extensions of the Civil Rights movement, so why not include those who demand free tuition, government jobs, and health care?

The End Of Southern Civility… And The South

James Kirkpatrick reminds us of the nature and purpose of the demographic revolution being waged by the central government against its own people:

The South is the most distinctive of the American sub-nations and if every nation is a facet of God’s design, than surely Dixie has inherent worth. Literature, language, the military tradition, religion, and all the other aspects of the Southern culture are in some ways a reflection of the agrarian, traditionalist ideal reflected in the writing of Faulkner or the authors of I’ll Take My Stand.

However, the survival of any culture necessitates the value of certain ideals, customs, and loyalties above others, and so inherently contradicts the one world, egalitarian ideal of liberalism. Just as America is now nonsensically defined as a “nation of immigrants” so Southern culture must be deconstructed and explained away into nothingness.

Yes, it comes down to survival. Culture is to a people as infrastructure is to a business. Without that infrastructure of customs, history, identity, and purpose, a people will die. We need to understand that if we care about our family and extended family, we must protect our culture so it can survive into the future.

Our enemies know this very well. It's time we understood it, too.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Four old men accused of plotting terror attack

Just as the nation catches its breath from rumors that an Iranian used car salesman was masterminding a plot to blow up the Saudi ambassador in a fancy Washington, DC, restaurant, comes an even more frightening report of domestic terrorism thwarted just in time.

So here it goes: Three men in their sixties and one in his seventies met at a Waffle House and plotted "to kill millions of people" and thereby "save the Constitution." Yeah. Did I mention they planned to use aerated ricin, a sophisticated biological weapon they had no expertise in? Thank God the FBI was there to entrap stop them!

If that makes sense to you so far, then the reaction from the left will seem perfectly reasonable as well.

Charles Johnson's Little Green Footballs site gleefully echoes the Southern Poverty Law Center's post claiming one of the accused was a "neo-Confederate," and that another was a member of Americans for Prosperity.

Mother Jones repeats the same insinuations.

So anyone who believes in smaller government, the Tenth Amendment, lower taxes, or (God help us all!) Southern heritage is a secret terrorist.

And maybe we should all be suspicious of anyone over sixty.

Housing Crisis the result of government policy

What happens when you base your actions on preconceived notions of the world, and persist despite contrary facts? It would be like an airline pilot who refused to believe what his instruments indicated - sooner or later, he and his unfortunate passengers would meet a mountain.

What would happen if an overgrown, over-centralized government mandated an other-worldly financial policy that assumed all homebuyers were equal? Well, we know the answer to that one - the SST of state would plow into a mountain of foreclosures. From Investors Business Daily:

Rewind to 1994. That year, the federal government declared war on an enemy — the racist lender — who officials claimed was to blame for differences in homeownership rate, and launched what would prove the costliest social crusade in U.S. history.

At President Clinton's direction, no fewer than 10 federal agencies issued a chilling ultimatum to banks and mortgage lenders to ease credit for lower-income minorities or face investigations for lending discrimination and suffer the related adverse publicity. They also were threatened with denial of access to the all-important secondary mortgage market and stiff fines, along with other penalties.

Hey, it hurts to be rejected, whether it's for a job, a date, or a loan. While a life without pain may sound like a dream, it would actually be a nightmare, as victims of congenital insensitivity to pain can tell you.

But while their condition is genetic, ours is the result of intense, constant propaganda from government, the media, and Hollywood. And as the collapse of communism proved, people can unlearn what they've been ordered to think.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Quote of the day

"When the people fear their government there is tyranny. When the government fears the people there is liberty." Thomas Jefferson

Thanks to Joe for the link!

Let Children Vote

The never-ending campaign for equality (aka the War on Normalcy) continues to score big wins. Marriage equality has racked up some recent advances, with enlightened judges and legislators bravely championing the homosexual agenda (since the great unwashed refuse to vote for it). Also, the right of illegal aliens to enjoy all the benefits of US citizenship is a favorite cause of the Department of Justice. Yes, those retrogrades in Arizona, Alabama, and South Carolina will have to be dealt with, but part of the fun of any revolution is watching your opponents squirm in defeat.

But of course, equality, like "progress," is like a forest fire - the more it gets, the more it wants. So it only makes sense that the next Great Cause is to extend the vote to children. From ThinkProgress, naturally:

Realistically, voter turnout in the United States is not particularly high to begin with. Older teens and twentysomethings are already disproportionately unlikely to vote. If we extended the vote to more children, my guess is that relatively few of them would exercise it. But those who did would come from an unusually dedicated and informed sub-set of American teenagers. Meanwhile, if seven year-olds somehow do manage to organize themselves into an effective political lobby, I say more power to them.

Come to think of it, could seven-year olds choose worse than most voters?