Sunday, September 30, 2012

Quote of the day

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened." Norman Thomas, U.S. Socialist Party presidential candidate

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Relax, bacon lovers, pork shortage won’t affect U.S.

Tuesday came the frightening news that a global pork shortage was imminent. Here at Rebellion, there was great wailing and gnashing of teeth.

But as it turns out, it was a false alarm:

Britain’s National Pig Association issued the earlier warning, predicting a “world shortage” of pork due to drought. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, however, said the fears across the pond are overblown, and U.S. pork producers say there will be plenty bacon available for frying. “There may be some shortages of pork in Europe, but there will be no shortages in the U.S.” economist Erin Borror of the U.S. Meat Export Federation told Iowa’s Des Moines Register.
Oh, joy! Rapture!

When the shoe is on the other foot

Now this story is interesting - and sweet, in a devilish way. Seems the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer is being accused of - wait for it - racism.

The Charlotte Observer? Racism? Oh, yes.

The ruckus is about a cartoon the Observer published about Carolina Panther QB Cam Newton. In the Observer's own words:

This week, Observer cartoonist Kevin Siers decided to poke his pen at the NFL’s Carolina Panthers. The team and quarterback Cam Newton have been playing below expectations, and there’s been some murmuring about Newton performing his standard touchdown dance – pretending to pull his jersey apart to reveal Superman’s “S” – when trailing badly in the Panthers’ most recent game.

So Siers did a cartoon mashup of sorts: A player with “Panthers” on the front of his helmet pulls his jersey apart to reveal the decidedly less fierce Hello Kitty. A plus B equals a clever C.

Then, on Thursday morning, ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith took it a step further on air. He noted, somberly, that Cam Newton is black. He pointed out, helpfully, that the Charlotte Observer is in the South. “It makes me uncomfortable,” he said, arranging the letters together without actually saying what they spelled. Let’s do it for him: Racism.
Yes, even the most groveling of liberal institutions can be implicated for "racism." What's the world coming to? After all, the Observer has slavishly backed the Civil Rights Revolution. In fact, it has long pushed the notion that a mere accusation of "racism" is a prima facie case. Now the entire Observer staff must defend itself. Sweet.

Here's another case of alleged "racism," and from a public school in New York, of all places:

The largest U.S. civil rights group plans to file a complaint on Thursday over the admissions test at New York City's specialized high schools, among the nation's most elite public schools, citing effective discrimination against black and Latino students, the group said.

The complaint with the U.S. Department of Education focuses on eight schools in the city, particularly on Stuyvesant High and Bronx Science, which boast stellar alumni including several Nobel laureates, famed actors and musicians, and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder.

While more than half the population of New York City is black or Latino, black students made up only 1.2 percent of the Stuyvesant student body last year, while Latino students represented 2.4 percent, city data showed.
Whites make up 14% of New York's population, and Asians are 13%. Yet, as the above article confirms, New York's most exclusive public school is 72.05% Asian and 23.55% White, but only 1.21% African American and 2.43% Hispanic.

In America, ALL CHILDREN are above average, so there's no question but that there's an eeeevil New York conspiracy against Black and Hispanic students.

Even more troubling is how Asians predominate over Whites. That is NOT how the Civil Rights narrative is supposed to go. Welcome to our world, New York.

As the Observer cartoon flap illlustrates, "racism" is ONLY supposed to occur in the benighted South - yet, all over the country, Blacks and Hispanics are left behind by Whites, and Asians outperform them all.

Clearly, the "White Privilege" conspirators who secretly run everything are getting their signals crossed.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Flags of the Rebellion

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Storefront in Alpena, AR. Taken last Sunday.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Reining in the Imperial Presidency

Here's a noble - but ultimately doomed - cause. Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina seeks to limit the president's power to launch wars. Citing the lies that led to the disastrous invasion of Iraq, Jones seeks support for a resolution that restores the right of Congress, and only Congress, to declare war.

Think this doesn't affect you? This isn't a debate about legal minutiae, nor is it just about foreign policy. Bruce Fein, an expert in constitutional law, explains how the Chief Executive has mutated into a direct threat against Americans' lives and liberties:

His sights zeroed in on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the passage of which last year laid out provisions for the military detention of Americans on U.S. soil in counter-terrorism operations. “(It) empowers the President to detain any American citizen, on his say-so alone, if you provide substantial assistance to an associated force of a terrorist group,” noting that the government hasn’t even tried to define “substantial assistance” or associated force” when pressed. “That shows you the breadth of the authority that’s authorized by the NDAA — that’s a migration from the war powers usurpation,” Fein insisted, offering other examples of extreme overreach, like spying on Americans without warrant, and the unilateral decision to target individuals — even Americans — with Predator drone strikes.
Sadly, Jones has little support for his resolution, reflecting a lack of interest in a topic most people don't think affects them. Inevitably, an unchecked Chief Executive will use his (or her, if Hillary's grand ambitions come true) power to silence domestic opponents.

It's only human nature.

Why do I say Jones's cause is doomed? Because the abuse of executive authority isn't an anomaly, nor is it due to the failings of a few individuals. It's a natural outgrowth of an oversized central government. The imperial ruling elite won't be stopped by a toothless resolution, even if Jones managed to get it passed.

The only answer is secession. Period.

I have a little list ...

When the Southern Poverty Law Center blackballs an organization as a "hate group," it isn't just saying they don't agree with that group. It's marked that group for destruction.

Who says? Mark Potok of the SPLC, for one. At 1:40 in the following video, he states, "Our aim is sometimes described as just monitoring these hate groups. I want to say that our aim is to destroy these groups."

Any dissent from the regime's agenda of open borders, egalitarianism, and perpetual war will no be permitted. Period.

Euro crisis sparks secession drive

Most political conflicts can be understood by following the money. For example, by 1860, the South was paying for 80% of the internal improvements that Northern states disproportionately received.

Today, Catalonia, in northeastern Spain, is stuck with paying for a disproportionate share of the central government's expenditures. And the Catalonians are getting fed up:
The government's drive to rein in regional overspending as part of its austerity measures has prompted a flare-up in independence fervor in Catalonia, the wealthy northeastern region that generates one-fifth of Spain's economic output.

Just as the euro zone crisis has strained relations between wealthier nations of the north and heavily indebted countries to the south, Spain's crisis has aggravated tensions between the central government and its self-governing regions.
Here in the DC Empire, we have $16 trillion in debt that's growing daily, and neither party has the slightest idea how to stop it.

The only question is: How much longer can the people stand for this? Tick, tock.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

SAT scores hit new low

The deterioration of our intellect is a national problem. But here in Charlotte, the news is downright grim:

Averages for the nation and North Carolina dropped slightly from the previous year – a total of two points nationwide and six points in the state. But CMS saw a 19-point drop, from 1,482 in 2011 to 1,463 this year. That means CMS went from above the N.C. average last year to below this year.
It's almost amusing how the Observer writer dances around the facts. The worst schools are labeled as "high-poverty."

And there's nary a mention that Third-World immigration has more than doubled here since 2007. Despite all that diversity - which EVERYONE knows magically boosts creativity and intelligence - test scores continue to slide.

Just another of life's mysteries, I suppose.

Decisions, decisions!

What's a freedom-loving, true-blue American to do this November?

Do we "Pledge to Obama?"

Or "Commit to Mitt?"

One promises endless war, bigger government, and more spending. The other promises the opposite - more spending, bigger government, and endless war.

I just can't decide!

Worldwide pork shortage looms, industry group says


This can't be true!

The coming a-pork-a-lypse could be the end of the world as we know it. In memory of happier times for us pork lovers, I offer this tribute to Lexington-style North Carolina barbecue:

Quote of the day

"It is ordained in the eternal constitution of things, that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." Edmund Burke

I Was Fooled by the War-Makers

Thomas E. Woods, Jr. relates his journey from callow Neocon to principled and informed advocate for liberty and peace. Well worth the read.

Obama thinks all US allies are the best

This video shows just how empty presidential pronouncements really are. Thanks to Mike S. for the link!

Monday, September 24, 2012

But they're OUR terrrorists!

The Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), or People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran, is no longer on the State Department's list of foreign terrorists. It's not because the MEK has renounced terror; they haven't. It's just that there are good terrorists and bad terrorists.

The US has a long history of supporting terrorists it likes.

The Hollow Empire

Great post from Justin Raimondo over at on the unmistakable signs the DC Empire is in a death spiral. Raimondo asks, "When was the last time DC won a war?" We can go back to WWII, but as Raimondo points out, that was a Pyrrhic victory at best - the real winner of that war was Uncle Joe Stalin. Unless we count Reagan's invasion of Grenada, which was pretty much a Special Olympics for the Pentagon, all the other military ventures DC has attempted have blown up in our faces. Halliburton made obscene profits, while we, the people, had to fight those wars and then got stuck with the bills.

Despite the disasters facing the US all over the world, and despite voters' rejection of more military adventures, both parties offer no option other than that of endless war. The pro-war, any-war cheerleaders on the net are pretty much as blind as the ruling elite. To the extent they do admit to problems, they claim it's Obama's fault for screwing up W the Conqueror's magnificent wars.

Where are DC's ruinous policies taking us? Raimondo offers this remarkable paragraph of the inevitable consequences of DC's inept rule:

As Washington’s lords and ladies bask in the unreal glory of America’s imperial delusion, and look forward to yet another exciting coronation ceremony this winter, the peasants with pitchforks are gathering in the shadow of the castle, their voices rising above the ordinary din generated by our chattering classes. The American people are waking up to the reality, even if our elites are not, and it is a rude awakening indeed. Fired, foreclosed, and fed up, they have had it up to here with the pretensions of our would-be Napoleons and world policemen in both parties. They don’t understand why we’re shipping billions — billions! — of our tax dollars overseas, to Libya, where they’re killing our diplomats, to Egypt, where they’re trying to burn down our embassy, and to Israel, where they’re trying to blackmail us into fighting yet another war on their behalf.
The longer we follow DC, the worse the inevitable aftermath. Fortunately, the only possible salvation, the break-up of the DC Empire into human-scaled units, is back in the public marketplace of ideas. So let's spread the word. Know hope.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Quote of the day

“Constitutions may or may not be modified, but they do not subjugate the will of the people.” Catalan President Artur Mas, in response to Madrid's refusal to allow a secession referendum on the grounds the Spanish Constitution doesn't allow it.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It was ALL about slavery

Unemployment is still terrible, but there's still plenty of work in historical revisionism. Here's the latest on the ongoing reinterpretation of the War Between the States, or the Civil War, I mean, The War to Free the Slaves. Courtesy of the Huffington Post:

Issued 150 years ago this week, President Abraham Lincoln's initial proclamation that he would free the South's slaves is enjoying a public showcase to match its increased profile among scholars.

Lincoln released his lesser-known preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Sept. 22, 1862 – 100 days before the final version. The first of the two documents has gained importance among historians as a turning point in the Civil War because of a change in thinking over the past 50 years.
Not that long ago, historians would explain the conflict in terms of clashing economic interests, States' Rights, and different views of the Constitution. They acknowledged that slavery was an issue, but was not Lincoln's or the North's primary motivation. Historians would point to Lincoln's own statement that if he could keep the South in the Union with slavery, he would do so. Historians would also refer to Congress' July 22, 1861 "Joint Resolution on the War," that proclaimed:

Resolved: . . . That this war is not being prosecuted upon our part in any spirit of oppression, nor for any purpose of conquest or subjugation, nor purpose of overthrowing or interfering with the rights or established institutions of those states, but to defend and maintain the supremacy of the Constitution and all laws made in pursuance thereof and to preserve the Union, with all the dignity, equality and rights of the several states unimpaired; and that as soon as these objects are accomplished the war ought to cease.
Then there was the Corwin Amendment, which Lincoln supported, that would deprive Congress of the power to "abolish or interfere" with slavery. That effort to keep the South in the Union failed, however.

Apparently, the people who lived and fought and wrote history during and the decades after the WBTS didn't know what they were doing.

So why do court historians scholars now say that slavery was central to the war? Here's what the Huffington Post article says about that:

Slavery and its abolition were once treated by historians as minor parts of the story behind the Civil War, but that began to change after the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s, said historian Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond. Since then, the steps that led to emancipation have been recognized for their importance – with the Sept. 22 proclamation being a prime example.

"All our thinking about this has undergone remarkable recasting over the last 50 years," Ayers said. "People begin now with slavery as the fundamental fact and emancipation and less with union as being the sole focus of attention."
So, it was the Civil Rights Revolution that caused this "remarkable recasting" of the cause of the WBTS. And as regular readers of this blog are aware, DC promoted that cultural and political revolution to advance its aggressive foreign policy: By repackaging DC as the great liberator of blacks in the 19th century and the present day, DC was able to counter the USSR's "African Socialism" initiative during the Cold War.

And of course, all who serve the Empire today, from Pentagon employees to court historians, continue to peddle the myth: Bush took oil-rich Iraq in the name of "liberating" that lucky country.

Bottom line: The Civil War was the first war in history NOT about power or money, but doing good deeds for others. Guess that's what makes America "exceptional."

Why vote for Obama?

Because a Romney win will lull rank-and-file conservatives to sleep, that's why. And when Romney implements policies that would rile voters if Obama did them, people will shrug and accept Romney's acts as "moderate" compromises.

Who says Romney will enact Obama's agenda? Willard himself says so:

The GOP nominee ratcheted up advertising in Latino markets, addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and appeared on the leading Spanish-language networks, Univision and Telemundo.

He caught skeptics’ attention when he spoke of immigration in ways that appeared at odds with some of the statements he made during the primaries, including suggesting he’d support the Dream Act – which would give a path to citizenship for those who immigrated as children and attend college or serve in the military – after previously saying he’d veto the measure.
"Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain," says the Willard of Oz. "I'm a severe conservative!"

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quote of the day

"This president runs from race like a black man runs from a cop." Michael Eric Dyson, expressing his bitterness about Obama's failure to do more for blacks.

What Did America’s Founders Really Believe?

The Tea Party protests, among other things, raised the issue of the religious beliefs of the Founding Fathers. Liberals and secularists shot back that Deism influenced America's founding more than Christianity.

Here's an intelligent and balanced interview that expands on the conventional Evangelical vs Deist argument. It's well worth the read.

Thanks to Robert for the link!

How Barack Obama is like Martin Luther King, Jr.

Leave it to The Nation to publish a sugary tribute to Obama that would gag a cockroach:

Barack Obama is stunningly similar to Martin Luther King, Jr., but to see this similarity we must relinquish the false, reconstructed memories of perfection we currently project onto King.
Yes, we have all been guilty of projecting our unrealistic standards of perfection on Martin Luther King. It's how we acquired our collective white guilt.

I see King in Obama: a leader who is imperfectly, but wholeheartedly groping toward better and fairer solutions for our nation.
Ahem - I recall MLK's associate and roomie Ralph Abernathy writing about MLK's energetic groping in And the Walls Came Tumbling Down.

One thing The Nation gets right in this sickeningly sweet love letter to King and Obama - their invocation of equality and civil rights have most definitely justified the expansion of DC's power at home and abroad.

Tuesday’s Gone with the Wind

Now comes the news that Gary Rossington, the only original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, says he doesn’t want to offend anyone by using the Confederate flag any more, once a standard at Skynyrd concerts.

Here's a commentary from Conservative Heritage Times.

And here's a tribute to the REAL Lynyrd Skynyrd. Turn it up.

Thanks to Joyce for the link!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Quote of the day, Part II

“The most important lesson I’ve learned is that you can’t change Washington from the inside. You can only change it from the outside.” Barack Obama, saying what the League of the South has been saying for years.

Quote of the day

“I think all options ought to be considered, including whether we have to just withdraw early, rather than have a continued bloodletting that won’t succeed.” John McCain on Afghanistan.

These are indeed days of miracle and wonder.

Actress Jessica Alba asks voters to pledge allegiance to Obama

Okay, this is just creepy:

The Obama campaign has launched its “For All” campaign, encouraging supporters to take pictures of themselves with their hands on their hearts and a note explaining why they support President Obama.

Actress Jessica Alba uses the Pledge of Allegiance as an example of the campaign in an email to supporters.

“Growing up, my classmates and I started every day with a ritual: We’d stand up, put our right hand over our hearts, and say the Pledge of Allegiance,” explains Alba. “To me, that gesture was a promise. A promise to be involved and engaged in this country’s future. A promise to work for liberty and justice — and for affordable education, health care, and equality — for all.”

Alba joins Hollywood actresses Natalie Portman and Scarlett Johansson by photographing herself with her hand on her heart pledging to vote for Obama.
And here's a fitting oath for these people:

"In the presence of this blood banner which represents our President, I swear to devote all my energies and my strength to the savior of our country, Barack Obama. I am willing and ready to give up my life for him, so help me God."

Whoa! So what's next? Will Obama claim the power to throw disloyal Americans in jail without a trial? And of course, anyone who opposes "affordable education, health care, and equality" would qualify.

I guess that's just the paranoid in me talkin' out loud.

North Carolina League of the South – 2012 Voter Guide

If we are to re-assert the sovereignty of the people, we must have good and effective State governments in place. This voting guide offers recommendations for North Carolina voters.

Hail, Leviathan!

Today's Charlotte Observer features two op-eds that perfectly sum up the Empire.

In an article entitled Capitalism and government are friends, not competitors, Alex Marshall, a senior fellow at the Regional Plan Association in New York (naturally!), argues that government projects, from the Erie Canal to high-speed trains, have been vital to America's economy:

We can stop talking about markets versus government, and start talking about what markets we want. In a democracy, if we understand that government creates markets, it means that we – the people – shape them. And our candidates should tell us how they would shape them....

Government doesn’t just change the light bulbs in the arena that private businesses operate in. It designed the whole stadium. This election is about acknowledging this, or remaining willfully in the dark.
Well, that's as in-your-face as GovCo can get, isn't it? Forget free enterprise; those superior beings who have emerged from the laissez-faire darkness understand that big government is the fount of all good things.

So the natural response to, "How big should government be?" is, "How many good things do you want?"

The other op-ed featured in today's Obseerver argues for even more imperial intervention in the Middle East. Be sure to catch the Hobbesian argument that all social and political order emanates from Leviathan:

Those of us with roots in the Middle East appreciate America’s support and sacrifices. Like many of you, we are asking ourselves: Why would Stevens be attacked when it was America that helped save Benghazi from destruction at the hands of Muammar Gadhafi?

The answer is that the vacuum created by relatively weak central governments in places such as Libya makes it easier for extremist elements to attempt to exert their will. Only continued strong diplomatic and humanitarian engagement and support by the United States will thwart those forces.
The author has called for a US-backed no-fly zone in Syria, and for the US to supply arms to the Syrian rebels.

Leviathan is always ready for another war.

Also notice the assumption that "relatively weak central governments" are good for nothing but breeding "extremist elements." Makes you wonder why Switzerland isn't overrun with violence, doesn't it?

The actual cost of Obamacare

Six million Americans - 50% more than estimated - will be hit with penalties under Obama's health care mandate. Each will pay around $1,200 for failure to buy health insurance.

And those are just the penalties - the administrative costs of Obamacare will be $1.8 trillion annually, "more than twenty times the $88 billion the administration estimates," according to a Competitive Entrerprise Institute study.

But let's not forget that the Bush regime threatened to fire the government's top expert on Medicare for arguing that Bush's prescription drug plan would cost $395 billion as opposed to the announced cost of $100 billion.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

'Homeland Security' Purchases 200 Million More Rounds of Ammunition

That's good news. I feel more secure already.

Charles Johnson is a genius

Another European magazine is featuring less-than-respectful images of Mohammed, and the Muslims are miffed. What is to be done? Charles Johnson has the answer:

Freedom of speech has to win out over violence and the calls to violence. Protests against offensive speech should not resort to violence, and those who make the calls to violence need to be held accountable for their actions. Criminalizing free speech isn’t the way to go either.
Profound, Charles. The policies of open borders and perpetual war got us into this mess - yes, the very policies you defend from your Olympian heights. And the best you can do is to paraphrase Rodney King?

Either the West self-destructs and accepts minority status, or it decides to fight and live. It's one or the other.

Flags of the Rebellion

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Deo Vindice!
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Fighting Terrorism Since 1861

Post-War Exploitation of the South

JP Morgan (1837-1913) helped finance (and profit from) the US war against the South and later gained control of the railroad industry in the Southeast. This article in the Charleston Voice tells that sordid story.

Like every other war in history, the Northern invasion of the South was all about power and money. As Jeffrey Rogers Hummel, professor of History and Economics at Golden Gate University in San Francisco wrote in Emancipating Slaves, Enslaving Free Men:

"Lincoln's determination received the hearty applause of powerful northern interests. Eastern manufacturers worried that they would lose Southern markets to European competitors because of the Confederacy's free-trade policy. Yankee merchants and ship builders faced an end to a monopoly on the South's coastal trade that the government granted to US vessels. Holders of government securities were edgy about the Union's loss of tariff revenue."
Today, those same financial interests wage predatory wars in the name of spreading democracy in the Middle East. Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose, as they say in Quebec.


Thanks to Patrick for the link!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Seeds of Conflict: Anglo-American and Chinese History

Think you know China, its people, and the history of this large and increasingly powerful nation?

You're probably wrong, says Ron Holland. And our ignorance about this economic powerhouse could be dangerous. Here's why.

Today's Fun Fact!

Did you know the Federal Reserve has its own police force?

It's true! The Federal Reserve is privately owned, but thanks to legislation signed by President Barack Obama in 2010, the Federal Reserve Police now have the same authority as other law enforcement officers.

New web site for The Abbeville Institute

Be sure to check out The Abbeville Institute's gorgeous new site. If you've ever wondered about the future of the South, scroll down for the slide show of past activities, and you'll be happy to see how the Abbeville Institute is working to instill pride in young Southerners.

The Southern Poverty Law Center – Propaganda

A former fundraiser for the Southern Poverty Law Center relates how he learned the truth about this wealthy and powerful organization. Here's a sample:

As far as exploration into the SPLC’s finances goes, I’d barely scratched the surface and came away feeling manipulated. The only comfort I had was the knowledge that even if the organization was obviously beyond wealthy they deserved it they were still the good guys after all Mr. Dees did risk his life to help Ms. Donald with no assurance of payment.

Fast forward several years later, the SPLC hit my radar again. Recently I’ve taken a much closer look at the financial workings of wealth bloated charity. I felt a little manipulated before, I now realize that I’d been completely bamboozled.

With a single peek beneath the SPLC’s shiny narrative, the first thing I learned was that “The Line of Fire” presented at best, a selective telling of the truth. It omitted mention of nine million dollars Morris raised from one image of Beulah Donald’s son. Those seven digits had more to do with his determination to drag the case out than desire for justice. Dees also somehow neglected to share any of those funds with Ms.Donald, who only received fifty thousand of the 7 million judgment.
And it gets even better! There's nothing juicier than a tell-all account from a former insider. You definitely want to read the whole thing.

They Come to America

Great expose on how immigration is destroying this country.

"We're the most welcoming country in the world. But we have 20 million people out of work."

"Our borders are now controlled by Mexican drug cartels."

Monday, September 17, 2012

Neo-Confederates take over Scientific American!

For what purpose? Why, to oppress minorities, of course. It's all we ever think about.

It was Ed Sebesta who uncovered the plot. While reading a Scientfic American article on prosthetic devices used in the War for Southern Independence, Sebesta encountered the following statement:

"The War Between the States resulted in many amputations."

Sebesta explained the sinister consequences of that statement:

Increasing the representation of under represented minorities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) progressions [sic] is a major effort by all the professional societies and we have a leading science publication publish something like this. The term Civil War is the generally accepted term by history professionals and all those who aren't neo-Confederate cranks.

Did Nicolelis think that there was some neo-Confederate readership he had to placate by making sure he used both terms. [sic] He is a professor at Duke University, and maybe there in North Carolina that type of pandering might be necessary, but certainly not for the global educated audience of Scientific American.

I am going to write the editors.
Apparently, certain minorities are so delicate that simply reading an alternate term for the "Civil War" not approved by court historians will make them abandon their math and science careers and start selling drugs. Or something.

What's even more amazing is how Sebesta can read the mind of the author and realize his intent was not to discuss 19th-century prosthetics, but to pander to all those Neo-Confederates who read Scientific American.

Wouldn't you love to see the letter Sebesta writes the editors? And wouldn't you love to hear their reaction?

US to Spend at Least $350 Billion on Nuke Upgrades

It's about time! After all, the US must prepare for the coming nuclear war with the Soviet Union! Oh, wait a minute...

Steven Spielberg's 'Lincoln'


Propagandistic goo doesn't get gooier than this:

Spielberg’s biographical epic Lincoln puts Day-Lewis in the titular role as the most beloved 16th president of the United States.

The movie unveils Lincoln’s tumultuous final months in office following his triumph in leading his country during the Civil War and leaving his greatest legacy on ending slavery.
Yep. "Most beloved." That's Lincoln.

Spielberg's hagiography of Lincoln reminds me of the spate of propaganda pumped out by the collapsing governments of the Soviet bloc in the 1980s and 90s.

Political regimes that have lost the consent of the people desperately try to rekindle their foundation myths.

UPDATE: Here's a brilliantly self-satirizing comment about this movie from the pro-empire Civil War Memory blog. Spielberg's "Lincoln," says one commenter, will "be the Passion of the Christ for historians."

Yes. Abraham Lincoln died for our sins.

Things fall apart ...

The Democratic coalition is tottering.

Rahm Emanuel is locking horns with the Chicago teacher's union, and is even threatening to sue the union to re-open the schools following an extended strike. Such an open break between Democrats and labor was once unthinkable.

Blacks are another Democratic constituency that's been taken for granted for decades. But the party's support for same-sex "marriage" is driving many away:

Obama’s election-season “evolution” on gay marriage just before hauling in about $15 million from Hollywood has black clergy calling for their congregations to stay home on election day.

This is troubling news for Obama, who received 95 percent of the black vote in 2008. However, some pastors of large churches are being asked by members of their congregations “how a true Christian could back same-sex marriage, as President Barack Obama did in May,” this according to an Associated Press report published Sunday.
And this is just the beginning. In the next ten years, we're going to witness the dissolution of many old coalitions. The reason is simple: The powers that be have become so obviously self-serving that they have left behind the very people they're supposed to champion.

Blacks and blue-collar workers aren't the only ones experiencing this. Whites who don't want to become a minority in their own country are realizing the Republican party isn't on their side, either. Look for new coalitions and movements to replace the ones that are no longer relevant.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"It's the video! Not us!"

UN Ambassador Susan Rice is either as big a liar or just as delusional as Jay Carney.

Rice insists the Muslim riots could NOT have been premeditated. That would mean Muslims didn't appreciate all the liberating we've been doing for them, and that's just unthinkable.

Cultural Marxism in the Southern Church

Here's a great response to Russell Moore, Dean of the School of Theology and Senior Vice President for Academic Administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Moore's positions on immigration and race are indistinguishable from those of Socialist Worker Magazine.

They sure don't make Southern Baptists the way they used to.

The Petrodollar and WWIII

Why the empire must die. It is not just for our sake but that of the whole world. Thanks to Harold for the heads up!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Quote of the day

"This is not a case of protests directed at the United States writ large or at U.S. policy, this is in response to a video that is offensive to Muslims." White House spokesman Jay Carney, hallucinating in public again.

All those Muslims screaming "Death to America" couldn't be mad at America or its continued intervention in the Middle East.

The Law of Unintended Consequences

Ron Paul warned about the unintended consequences of DC intervening in Iraq and Libya. All Obama can do is mouth the old platitudes about the US being the "indispensable nation."

What Paul doesn't grasp is that the overgrown DC Empire isn't going to change its foreign policy. As long as that much concentrated power is centralized in DC, it will behave like an empire. DC will end its policies of perpetual war and demographic revolution only when Americans withdraw their consent. Devolution is the only answer. Sooner or later, it will be inevitable.

Wouldn't it be nice if we could make an orderly, peaceful transition now, and avoid the pain of a political collapse? If the Soviet Union could do it, surely we can, too.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Refuse to be a victim!

The Georgia League of the South is proud to announce a shooting instruction clinic at the On Target at Fox Mountain Shooting Range. Effective Saturday, August 11, 2012, OTFM will be a membership-only range. Memberships are available. On Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30, OTFM will be hosting a League of the South shooting instruction clinic. Members are welcome attend. Cost to attend the clinic is $20 (all proceeds go to LOS). More information will be posted on our website in the near future. The range will be closed both days for general shooting.

FBI Warns of Violence in America

Have you seen all those horrific pictures of burning cars, screaming crowds, and US businesses under attack in the Middle East? Well, the FBI is afraid those scenes could be repeated here at home:

A U.S. intelligence bulletin warned today that the violent outrage aimed at U.S. embassies spawned by a movie mocking the Prophet Mohammed could be spread to America by extremist groups eager to "exploit anger."

The Joint Intelligence Bulletin issued by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security said "the risk of violence could increase both at home and abroad as the film continues to gain attention."

"First responders should remain aware of the potential for spontaneous large crowds and protests that could overwhelm resources and should be vigilant for possible efforts to encourage peaceful protesters to commit acts of violence," the warning said.
How is this possible? We Americans should be snug 'n safe. After all, in Iraq, which Condi Rice declared to be the "region from which the 9/11 threat emerged," 5,000 US troops are garrisoned at the US embassy in Baghdad, the "largest and most expensive of any embassy in the world."

Add that to the 900 bases in over 100 nations around the world, and you have to conclude that NOTHING could happen to us.

With an annual military budget of $606 billion, we shouldn't have to worry about any threat.

An yet, we ALWAYS have something else to fear. Why is that?

Muslims cross the line!

Angry protestors in Lebanon have torched the local Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Okay, that does it! Let 'em have it! Send in the Marines! Mobilize the Sixth Fleet!

American honor is at stake! These people will pay. Oh, yes.

Quote of the day

"Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to become, and already have, the most powerful force in American politics. Exercise that power well, and the country will embrace you." Joe Biden, to Congressional Hispanic Caucus.

In Joe Biden World, 6% of the electorate is the most powerful force in American politics. And he's the vice-president, so who are we to argue?

These fellas might:

Corporate cash paid DNC’s arena fee

Think the Democrats are the party of the people, the party that stands up to big business to champion the common man?

Do you also think the Tooth Fairy buys old teeth?

In fact, big corporations smacked down over $5 million for the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.

I wonder if that will influence legislation in any way? I wonder.

The new 'irreconcilable conflict'

Not the North vs. the South, but Islam vs. the West. From Pat Buchanan:

The Islamic world, especially across the Arab region, is undergoing a transformation, a Great Awakening. Muslims from Nigeria to Mali to Ethiopia to Sudan to the Maghreb and Middle and Near East are growing more militant and more hostile toward Christianity and other faiths.

And as we are not going to change our position on Israel, or our culture, such as it is, or our First Amendment, clashes between us are inevitable.

Perhaps the best course of action for America is to lower our profile in that region, bring most of our diplomats and troops home, and let these people work out their destiny themselves.
Think DC's foreign policy doesn't affect you or your family? "Why should I care about an embassy thousands away from me?" Well, as we all learned on 9/11, and then promptly forgot, intervention in the Middle East boomerangs on us.

As urgently reminds us, huge gaps in our immigration system ignore the threat of international terrorism. Since DC isn't going to abandon its project of "electing a new people" through floodtide immigration, it's up to the people of the States to take action. The next step is to stand up to DC when it tries to subvert those actions.

Of course, the warnings from and Pat Buchanan will be dismissed as "extremist." After all, only "isolationists" want to stop our foreign adventures, and only "racists" want to stop Third-World immigration.

And what fate could be worse than being called a bad name?

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The first ever Active South essay contest!

From The Southern Activist:

The topic: What Southern Nationalism means to me

Through this topic, you are free to explore various facets of Southern Nationalism, what you would like to personally accomplish as a Southern Nationalist in the coming year, or anything else that you value as a Southern Nationalist. You may include personally generated artwork or photos to help relate your thoughts.
For more information, click here.

House votes to renew controversial surveillance law

For those who imagined electing Obama would restore our civil liberties, the following is mandatory reading:
The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to renew a contested surveillance law, moving it a step closer to full reauthorization — a goal strongly shared by the White House and the intelligence community as a way to protect the nation against terrorism and other foreign threats. Renewal of the FISA Amendments Act, enacted in 2008 after heated debate, faces hurdles in the Senate, where more than a dozen lawmakers are concerned that the law does not adequately protect Americans’ privacy and civil liberties. The House voted 300 to 118 to extend the law for five years. The Senate likely will not take up the bill until after the Nov. 6 election. The Obama administration is pressing the case that renewal is crucial to preserving the government’s capabilities to collect intelligence on adversaries overseas. At the same time it is seeking to refute assertions made by civil libertarians and some lawmakers — most notably Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) — that the law enables the intelligence community to spy on Americans without probable cause.
Say, what happened to that wonderful black candidate who promised he'd end domestic spying?

He won the election, that's what.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Catalan independence rally brings Barcelona to a standstill

Here's a sight that will inspire all lovers of small government. And the people waving those beautiful flags mean business:
Barcelona was a sea of red and yellow Catalan flags as more than 1.5 million people brought the city to a standstill on Tuesday at a mass rally called to demand independence for the Spanish region.

The planned route was already filled with demonstrators before the march began, in what marked a watershed for the hitherto marginal independence movement.

At least one train and more than 1,000 coaches had been chartered to bring supporters to the march.

Long-standing resentment about what Catalans see as their unfairly high contribution to central government has been inflamed by Spain's economic woes. Polls published on Tuesday show support for independence running at 46.4%, twice as high as in 2008, when the financial crisis began.
The centrifugal forces that are exposing the weaknesses of Spain are even more powerful and urgent here in America. That's why secession is back as an issue in politics.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oh, yes, 9/11

Today, 9/11, is the day government supremacists of all stripes, from leftist globalists to big-government conservatives, parade their undying outrage and chest-thumpin' patriotism. Internet tough guys talk about what they would do in the Middle East if they were in charge (it usually involves nukes). Some get all weepy about how "we" were attacked because of our freedom, goodness, etc.

For those of us whose loyalty lies with our people and culture, as opposed to the parasitic government bureaucracy, 9/11 is a day to remember that those terror attacks were the inevitable blowback from DC's interventions in Muslim countries. Also, we recall that those attacks could not have happened if DC had done its job of enforcing its own immigration laws. At the New York Times, Kurt Eichenwald rips into George W. Bush for his criminal neglect of direct and repeated warnings of an impending terror attack from Al Qaeda. Here's how real terror experts reacted to W's unconcern:

Yet, the White House failed to take significant action. Officials at the Counterterrorism Center of the C.I.A. grew apoplectic. On July 9, at a meeting of the counterterrorism group, one official suggested that the staff put in for a transfer so that somebody else would be responsible when the attack took place, two people who were there told me in interviews. The suggestion was batted down, they said, because there would be no time to train anyone else.
If you're not convinced that both blowback and open borders merged into the tragedy we call 9/11, check out this statement from the criminal complaint against Zacarias Moussaoui, one of the 9/11 plotters arrested BEFORE 9/11 on immigration charges:

On August 16, 2001, Moussaoui was arrested in Minnesota by agents of the INS and the FBI. At the time of his arrest, Moussaoui possessed the following items: - two knives; - flight manuals for the Boeing 747 Model 400; - a flight simulator computer program; - fighting gloves and shin guards; - a piece of paper referring to a handheld Global Positioning System; - software that could be used to review pilot procedures for the Boeing 747 Model 400; and - a hand-held aviation radio.

After his arrest, Moussaoui lied to federal agents to allow his al Qaeda “brothers” to go forward with the operation to fly planes into American buildings. Specifically, Moussaoui falsely denied being a member of a terrorist organization and falsely denied that he was taking pilot training to kill Americans. Instead, Moussaoui told federal agents that he was training as a pilot purely for his personal enjoyment and that, after completion of his training, he intended to visit New York City and Washington, D.C., as a tourist.
Finally, the government did NOT fail to apprehend the conspirators because it didn't have the powers later granted it in the USA-PATRIOT Act - it failed because it didn't use the resources it already had:

Ahmed Ressam, the captured al-Qaeda Millennium Bomber, was at the time sharing information with the U.S. authorities, in an effort to gain leniency in his sentencing. One person whom he was not asked about until after 9/11, but whom he was able to identify when asked as having trained with him at al-Qaeda's Khalden Camp in Afghanistan, was Moussaoui. The 9/11 Commission Report opined that had Ressam been asked about Moussaoui, he would have broken the FBI's logjam. Had that happened, the Report opined, the U.S. might conceivably have disrupted or derailed the September 11 attacks altogether.
Unconcerned, corrupt, and inept. So why do we need the federal government?

US hushed up Katyn massacre of Poles

Why do we refer to the DC regime as the Evil Empire? Here's one example:

The US has long held in its possession verified documentation proving the 1940 Katyn forest massacre of several thousand Polish POWs was committed by the Soviet Union. Why did Washington conceal it: to cover-up for its wartime ally Josef Stalin. ...

The released papers now prove that the US officers informed their country of the concealed murder scene and the evidences some months after their 1943 visit.

The historians who spoke with the Associated Press called it “the most dramatic revelation” as it shows that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his administration were getting information early on from credible US sources illustrating it was the Soviet Union behind the massacre.

The finding further supports suspicion that regardless of the verified knowledge, Roosevelt chose not to make it public and wrangle with Josef Stalin, an ally whom the Americans were counting on to defeat Germany and Japan during World War II.
After all, what's a little genocide between friends?

The purpose of the Katyn Massacre was to deprive Poland of its intellectual elite, which would certainly have led resistance to a communist takeover of their country. Stalin's orders were to execute 25,700 Polish "nationalists and counterrevolutionaries." The victims were Poland's officer corps, men who in civilian life were an educated and motivated elite the Soviets had to eliminate.

Not only does the Katyn Massacre provide a shocking illustration of DC's brutal history, it also sheds light on the true nature of leftist ideology. It's a sham. For all their talk about the "equality of all people," deep down, lefitists know their ideology doesn't match reality. People are not equal. Some are smarter, stronger, or faster than others. That's why the procrustean ideology of the left is inevitably doomed - human nature mocks it.

Secessionists to convene at Statehouse

Here are some folks who're ready to jump off the Titanic. From Vermont Today:
Vermonters devoted to the idea of seceding from the United States are set to gather this week at the Statehouse in Montpelier.

The 2012 Vermont Independence Party convention is set for Friday and will feature speakers critical of the federal government, as well as discussions of how Vermont can go it alone economically and in other realms.

The event is to feature local food and drink vendors, as well as performances by Bread and Puppet Theater and local musicians.

The convention runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

For more information on the Vermont Secession Movement, go to the Second Republic home page, where you’ll find out the goals of the party, the convention schedule, and essays with titles like: The Principality of Liechtenstein: A Model of Self-Determination for a World Filled with Chaos and The Montpelier Manifesto.
Why are these people talking about secession? I don't know. Maybe folks in Vermont are getting tired of living in a murderous, corrupt, bankrupt empire.

For more information, visit the Second Vermont Republic website.

Monday, September 10, 2012

That Villaraigosa Moment

Last week, I noted the troubling background of Antonio Villaraigosa, the chair of the Democratic National Convention.

Here are Justin Raimondo's observations on the significance of Villaraigosa's strong-arming the convention to put pro-Israel language in the party's platform:

No one believed the vote on the “God and Jerusalem” wording in the Democratic platform was conducted fairly or democratically: a two-thirds vote was required to restore the deleted words and that clearly — and audibly — didn’t happen. Neither the audience nor the news media was convinced by Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s ruling that the amendment passed. But no matter. As he told the Los Angeles Times, the Mayor has the good opinion of those who really count:

“I can tell you this — the president of the United States said, ‘Wow.’ The president said, ‘You showed why you were speaker of the California Assembly. The president, the vice president, Mrs. Obama, all of them acknowledged the decisive way I handled that.’”

This is the face of our political class: arrogant, authoritarian, and on the level of some banana republic south of the border. Welcome to the New America, where leader-worship has taken the place of politics, Team Red and Team Blue battle it out to see who gets to be El Supremo for the next four years, and politics resembles a prolonged soccer game.
Raimondo goes on to argue that Villarigosa's actions were aimed at placating the Neocons and keeping the country on its policy of endless war:

The Jerusalem business was more serious, reflecting a real ideological rift between the party leadership and the grassroots — and an ongoing conundrum for the Obama administration, which is under increasing pressure from the Israel lobby. In tandem with this, the President faces additional pressure from some very big donors to the party coffers, whose fealty to the Democrats, as Wesley Clark pointed out, is predicated on the party’s unconditional support for the state of Israel.
Democrats,on the other hand, will argue their party is all about civil rights.

The truth is that both are right. In its role of "liberator," DC projects its power into every corner of the globe. That's what makes DC the greatest threat to peace, prosperity, and real freedom in the world. The business of America is war, war against its own people, and war against its designated Hitler of the month.

That's why it doesn't really matter who wins in November - though I'd argue Romney is more likely to get us mired in Netanyhau's next war, which could very well turn into World War III. I'd also argue that we're better off in the long run if Obama wins, because if a Republican's in the White House, conservatives will be lulled into thinking everything's okey-dokey. Chuck Baldwin has made a similar case.

Bottom line, we will continue to live under the rule of a belligerent, corrupt, lying empire no matter which party wins.

Too Big To Jail

What's a bought-and-paid-for regime to do when the fraud of your Wall Street backers enrages the voters? Simple: You pretend you share the outrage and pretend to investigate and prosecute. Which is exactly what Team Obama did:

A last-ditch effort by federal and state law enforcement authorities to hold Wall Street accountable for nearly bringing down the U.S. economy is unlikely to lead to any criminal charges against big bank executives, according to a source close to the investigation. ...

That means any penalties for those accused of fraud or other misconduct would be measured in dollars, not jail terms.
And those naive Democrats thought they were voting for a champion of the middle class when they voted for Obama.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Meanwhile, at a bar in Ohio

This picture of Joe Biden with a biker chick in his lap is for real. Click for larger, if you can stomach it.

I've gotten to know a few bikers in my time. They are glad to share beer with you and talk as long as you want. However, you do not mess with their rides or their old ladies.

The biker on the right is thinking, "If this !$%&*#* wasn't the vice-president, -"

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Diversity so precious, it must be rationed

At the DNC this week, Obama and other Democrats yapped about the importance of "public-private" partnerships.

In Chicago, the police have to partner with the teachers:

The Chicago Public Schools will have some schools open for half a day, if there’s a strike.

And that in itself is an issue for Police Supt. Garry McCarthy.

He says he’s working with the Chicago Public Schools to make sure rival gang members aren’t placed in the same school.
Funny - I thought "diversity" was something that government wanted in the classroom, and would even spare no expense to force provide it if there wasn't enough. That's what Teach for America says about diversity:

Having a diverse corps not only enables us to have a bigger impact on the students we teach, but ensures we don’t limit the voices and ideas our alumni bring to the table as leaders working to close the achievement gap. While we value all forms of diversity, we place particular emphasis on recruiting individuals who share the racial or socio-economic backgrounds of the students we teach, 90% of whom are African American or Latino.
And that's exactly what those gang members want - to make a big impact on rival gang members.

Apparently "diversity" is so powerful it must be handled carefully, like plutonium.

Quote of the day

"I will never forget Charlotte. Southern people are bigger-hearted and kinder than I had any right to expect. And frankly, Jon, I cannot wait to get on a plane and get the [expletive] out of here. I’m a New Yorker now. I’ve been here almost a whole week and almost forgotten how asphalt marinated in other people’s urine smells." John Oliver, on the Daily Show.

Making Occupy protestors behave

I'm amazed at how expertly the police managed the lefty protestors who descended on Charlotte this week. Despite the bravado of their pre-convention threats, they stayed inside their designated play areas. And when they threw a tantrum, the police just let them blow off steam:

During many of the protests, demonstrators stood nose-to-nose with officers, hurling insults at them. Officers were told not to engage in conversation with those protesters, and police stared straight ahead, showing no emotion, when confronted.

One African-American officer stood stone-faced as a young white protester berated and scolded him for not following the example of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“They knew they would be tested and baited, and they showed appropriate restraint,” City Attorney Robert Hagemann said.
Too funny! Can't you just imagine that scene? A white enthomasochist invokes his most holy worship-words - "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr." - and the black cop ignores the fool.

The protestors have just attended a class in Reality 101. Think they learned anything?

Friday, September 7, 2012

Illegal Aliens: Taking America on a Deadly and Expensive Ride

How many accidents do illegal aliens cause? Is it even permitted to ask? Here's a highly readable and thoroughly researched investigation.

Southern Music break

The Ramblin' Riversiders, a Skiffle and Bluegrass Group based in Preston, Lancashire, England, performs "The Ballad of Jesse James."

Thanks to Pat for the link!

Quote of the day

"It’s a nice and convenient myth that liberals are the peacemakers and conservatives the warmongers. But the imperialism of the liberal may be more dangerous because of its open-ended nature." Historian Hywel Williams

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Puerto Rican DNC delegate wants to "kill Romney"

Eek! A rabid Democrat has made a credible threat against Mitt Romney! And there's even a video:

A spokesman for the Secret Service told The Daily Caller that the agency is aware of video showing a delegate at the Democratic National Convention expressing a desire to “kill” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. ...

Video surfaced on Wednesday of a woman identifying herself as New York delegate Julia Rodriguez telling The Blaze, “If I see him” — in reference to Romney — “I would like to kill him.”
Now, some may pooh-pooh this as just another Democrat raving about things they have no intention of doing (like Obama promising to balance the budget). But let me get in touch with my inner Potok and knead some unrelated factoids together with some sterotypes so I can bake them into a hot, steaming paranoia pie.

The woman is a Puerto Rican. If you saw "West Side Story" - and I did, so I'm an expert - then you know all of them carry switchblades. And the lady in the video looks like one of the Sharks's girl friends, give or take 50 years.

Speaking of Puerto Ricans, did you know that Puerto Rican nationalists mounted a terror attack on public officials in Washington, DC, back in 1954? Now that's a fact:

The United States Capitol shooting incident of 1954 was an attack on March 1, 1954 by four Puerto Rican nationalists who shot 30 rounds from semi-automatic pistols from the Ladies' Gallery (a balcony for visitors) of the House of Representatives chamber in the United States Capitol.

The Nationalists - Lolita Lebrón, Rafael Cancel Miranda, Andres Figueroa Cordero, and Irving Flores Rodríguez - unfurled a Puerto Rican flag and began shooting at the 240 Representatives of the 83rd Congress, who were debating an immigration bill.
Hmm. The Puerto Rican terrorists were waving a Puerto Rican flag - just like the lady in the video.

But most damning of all is the FACT that this woman is named Rodriguez - just like one of the Puerto Ricans who attacked our beloved Congress in 1954. Coincidence?

All right, Republicans - quiver in fear. And send me money. (See PayPal link at right.)

Hey, it works for Mark Potok.

Quebec Answers The National Question: It’s A Nation!

The Québécois intend to survive as a people - and the ruling elite and their toadies in the media do not approve.

Quote of the day

"Once you vote black, you never go back." Button at Democratic National Convention

You're a "racist" if you do!

My Democratic Convention report

Yeah, I said I wouldn't set foot in downtown while it was infested with Democrats and their Marxist Fifth Column (which even now is in the news). But my wife wanted to see the big welcome party, so I went.

We got a great spot in front of the stage. Here's Debbie Wasserman Schultz welcoming the crowds. She's actually a pretty good speaker:

Jeff Bridges (that's MISTER Dude to you!) is truly multi-talented. I thought he was HILARIOUS as Rooster Cogburn - I laughed at just about every line he delivered in "True Grit." This shot was made minutes before the skies dumped cold, cold rain on the crowd.

Here's Bridges welcoming North Carolina's lame duck governor Bev Perdue to the stage. It's the first time I saw her live and am now convinced she's as vacuous as her critics have claimed. Governor Dumpling has been a major disappointment.

I managed to get a couple of "Dude" guitar picks. Cool!

Great eats at the welcoming event too, though the lines were dismally slooooow.

US Slips Down the Ranks of Global Competitiveness

Wait a minute - how is this possible:

The United States has slipped further down a global ranking of the world's most competitive economies, according to a World Economic Forum (WEF) survey released on Wednesday.

The world's largest economy, which was placed 5th last year, fell two positions to the 7th spot - marking its fourth year of decline. ...

Switzerland and Singapore retained their positions as the most competitive economies, coming in 1st and 2nd, respectively.
This is impossible for a number of reasons.

The most competitive countries, according to this highly suspicious report, are all in Europe and Asia, and do not have the secret advantage the US has, namely, a government strong and caring enough to ram diversity down its people's throats.

And Switzerland is number one? We know that's a lie, because Switzerland is a confederacy. Without an all-powerful central government, there's no way people sharing a common culture can cooperate to their mutual benefit. Haven't these people read Hobbes?

Then there's Singapore. Singapore? It's a city-state, for crying out loud! And EVERYONE knows that a small country without the natural resources of, say, a Zimbabwe or Uganda, can be successful.

Besides, Singapore was once part of the Malay Federation, and became independent in 1965. Seems the Chinese majority in Singapore couldn't get along with the Malays. So the Malays kicked Singapore out of the federation. And EVERYONE knows that discrimination and exclusion impoverishes people.

That's the problem with the 21st century - all these facts that EVERYONE knows are true aren't getting the respect they once had.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Museum of the No South to host exhibit about lynchings

Actually, it's the Charlotte Museum of the New South putting on this exhibit:

The Levine Museum of the New South soon will host “Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America,” a graphic exhibit examining one of the most horrific chapters of American history. ...

Nearly 5,000 people were executed between 1882 and 1968. Most of the victims were African-American men and boys, and most lynchings took place in the south, including North Carolina and the Charlotte region.
So - the South experienced almost 4,000 lynchings in 86 years.

Between 1976 and 2011 - a span of 35 years - 262,621 blacks were killed by other blacks.

Wonder when that museum opens?

And if we're talking about horrific chapters of American history, let's compare the kill rate of lynching with America's conquest of the Philippines. From 1899-1902, over a million and a half Filipinos died resisting Yankee rule.

There's another museum exhibit we'll never see.

Democrats portray Obama as Jesus

See? The Democrats didn't ban God from their convention. They just replaced the old one with a new one.

Pathetic Charlotte protests

Much of the fault for the failure of the protestors here at the Charlotte Democratic Convention lies with - the protestors themselves.

Why isn't their message getting through? Well, as appealing as soggy, unwashed, tatooed Marxists yelling obscenities may be, their message is hopelessly muddled.

They say they want Obama tried for war crimes. But how can you say you insist that the rule of law be applied to all when you support illegal aliens who DEMAND (their word) halting all deporations?

The Occupy protestors scream at the Bank of America building for the number of home foreclosures, apparently unaware it was their hero Barney Frank (and other liberals) who imposed "affirmative action" lending, making it all too easy for unqualified people to get loans. People who can't discipline themselves to save for a down payment won't be able to make future payments. It's that simple.

Saddest of all, the Occupiers denounce the loss of middle-class income, while supporting floodtide immigration, which has suppressed wages. Big business loves an overabundance of cheap labor. That's why the Wall Street Journal supports Open Borders.

And while the Occupiers think it's grand that Obama can impose the Dream Act by imperial decree, they dislike his use of drone strikes. But when one man has that much power concentrated in his hands, don't be surprised WHEN (not if) he abuses that power. That's just human nature.

Security measures for Obama irks Ballantyne residents

Dump truck form a barrier around a hotel, traffic snarls make commuters late and depress business, and security checks are everywhere. All because Obama is staying in this south Charlotte community.

Or - is it POSSIBLE the city is punishing Ballantyne for daring to propose secession from Charlotte?

Quote of the day

“Arrest Barack. Free Manning.” Protestor chant at DNC in Charlotte

I'd go for that!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Montpelier Manifesto

Thomas H. Naylor, Kirkpatrick Sale, James Starkey, and Charles Keil have authored a passionate and well-written call for all Americans to withdraw their consent from the Evil Empire. This remarkable document will be presented at the Third Statewide Convention on Vermont Self-Determination on September 14, 2012 at the Vermont State House in Montpelier.

Its rousing conclusion will be hard to ignore:

Let us therefore consider ways peaceably to withdraw from the American Empire by (1) regaining control of our lives from big government, big business, big cities, big schools, and big computer networks; (2) relearning how to take care of ourselves by decentralizing, downsizing, localizing, demilitarizing, simplifying, and humanizing our lives; and (3) providing democratic and human-scale self-government at those local and regional levels most likely to effect our safety and happiness.

Citizens, lend your name to this manifesto and join in the honorable task of rejecting the immoral, corrupt, decaying, dying, failing American Empire and seeking its rapid and peaceful dissolution before it takes us all down with it.
If the Occupy protestors wanted to REALLY do something about corporate greed, endless war, and the ongoing assault on the middle class, they should support this. This is striking at the root, rather than trimming the brush.

Secession Is Returning To America

Peter Brimelow saw it coming back in 1995:
If mass immigration was not stopped, Brimelow predicted,

“[d]eep into the twenty-first century, American patriots will be fighting to salvage as much as possible from the shipwreck of their great republic. It will be a big wreck, and there will be a lot to salvage.”

Mass immigration, of course, has not been stopped. And, right on cue, secession has been showing up—first at the local level. It will become the hot issue during the next Administration—regardless of who wins the Presidency.
The League of the South has been arguing the same point for years, and highlighting efforts at local secession (see here and here, for example). And we have observed from time to time how local secession efforts will inevitably lead to others.

What choice do we have? DC has made itself unreformable. The only means of getting rid of the problems DC has caused is to get rid of the source of the problem. And that means secession.

No "Extremist Links" here!

From 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the Democratic National Convention will host a Latino leaders luncheon. Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, chairman of the Democratic National Convention, will be the featured speaker. Strange that there's no mention that Villaraigosa was once the chairman of a MEChA chapter, the "Movimiento Estudiantíl Chicano de Aztlán," or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan. The "Movimiento's" goal? Mestizo supremacy:

Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner "gabacho" who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.
I'm sure the chairman's fascinating background was simply overlooked. NO DOUBT the Observer reporter will investigate this once I point it out.

Quote of the day

"Dictatorship naturally arises out of democracy, and the most aggravated form of tyranny and slavery out of the most extreme liberty." Plato

Monday, September 3, 2012

Cultural Marxists get nasty

Whoa! Check out this thinly disguised threat to supporters of traditional marriage: These people are really scary. And they're the ones Equality NC put on camera! Wonder what the REAL freaks look like?

Changing demographics leave South’s political future in flux

I don't get it.

When border security activists argue that uncontrolled immigration will transform America into a Third-World country, the lefties, Neocons, and libertatians howl that we're "racist." Don't we know that the race of a population is irrelevant?

But when lefties proclaim that the influx of Hispanics will forever alter the political landscape, not only is that assumed to be a good thing, no one accuses them of "racism."


First, a thousand Muslims were supposed to hold a prayer to kick off the Democratic National Convention.

But only 300 showed up.

And yesterday, Occupiers, anarchists, and illegal aliens "immigrant rights" activists vowed to make Charlotte's streets thunder with 10,000 energized and angry protestors.

It was more like a whimper. About 800 showed up - in fact, there were more cops there than protestors. And those cops put on quite a show, leading, following, and surrounding the entire march.

You call THAT a protest? Can you say, "Fail?"

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Quote of the day

“From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of Lee’s caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to the land….we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained. Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.” General Dwight Eisenhower, on Robert E. Lee.

Thanks to Bernie for the heads up!

Feds end probe of 'America's toughest sheriff' Joe Arpaio

Here's some good news:

The federal government has closed a criminal probe of alleged financial misconduct by Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio, who styles himself as "America's toughest sheriff," and no charges will be filed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Friday.

A separate federal investigation relating to allegations of civil rights abuses by Arpaio's office is continuing.

The announcement on Friday marked the end of an investigation that began in November 2010 at the behest of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to examine alleged financial improprieties by the county sheriff and his deputies.
Yeah, it's not over. But it's good to see a man who refuses to be intimidated.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Three-Way Marriage Ceremony Conducted

Here comes the future:

Brazilian public notary Claudia do Nascimento Domingues set off a firestorm by granting Brazil's first civil union to a trio, an act so unprecedented that there isn't a word for it in Portuguese.

Uniao poliafetiva is the label she created. "Polyfidelitous union" is her best guess in English.

The relationship involves three professionals in their 30s -- one man and two women -- who, she says, live together, love one another as equals and are like any other non-married cohabiting couple -- except they are three.
And who are we to judge? If you're one of those reactionaries who think society is a living entity that connects and fulfills individuals, then you're going to argue that individuals have a duty to uphold certain values and traditions.

On the other hand, if you're an enlightened person, you're going to cheer such brave, new arrangements in the name of erasing all tradition in the name of liberating the individual. Freedom is just another word for "do whatever the hell you feel like."

I for one can't wait to see what other exciting new trends emerge as people become free to act on whatever impulses grab them.