Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Israeli Officials: Attack on Iran Must Come ‘By Summer’

Hmmm - in other words, just before the US presidential election.

Of course, the timing would be pure coincidence.

Stop thinking outside the Beltway!

Almost everyone agrees DC is a bloated, bungling mess that's dragging the country it mismanages down with it.

But here's the standard response from Mitt Romney: "If people want change in Washington you have to bring in someone from outside Washington."

You see, no matter how bad the central government screws things up, we can ONLY think in terms of how to adjust the machinery of power in DC. No other option is thinkable.

But there IS another way. It's already in place, and already in use. Alabama, for example, has successfully tackled the crime and unemployment made worse by illegal immigration - and the ruling elite's Inquisition is screaming bloody murder. Those squeals tell us we're on to something.

But you're not supposed to know that! And those who find out will be called bad names by you-know-who.

Dismantling the Republic

The Ebook edition of “Dismantling The Republic,” which was reviewed in the Jan.-Feb., 2012 edition of Confederate Veteran, is now available at www.smashwords.com. The book contains 14 chapters and two appendices. Appendix A is a parallel comparison between the U. S. Constitution of 1787 and the Constitution of the Confederate States of 1861. Appendix B contains all of the secession ordinances of the seceding states. This book sells for $15 in the print edition, but it can be purchased online by clicking here. It's only $3.99.

“Dismantling The Republic” chronicles the incremental attacks on state sovereignty from the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to the present. Abraham Lincoln, is identified as the principal figure in the dismantling of the American republic, and how he, and his political heirs, achieved that. It delineates the specific issues that gave rise to the Tea Party Movement and concludes with a difficult, but feasible, solution to restoring the republic of 1787---secession.

“Dismantling The Republic” was authored by Jerry C. Brewer, Commander of the Pvts. Grayson & Brewer Camp, 2118 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Elk City, Oklahoma and is a true account of history from the Southron perspective.

A free ebook reader for computers may be downloaded from Adobe Digital Editions.

Leon Panetta defends dictatorship

Glenn Greenwald rips into the Democrats' fake concern for Constitutional rights. With one of their own in the White House, Panetta (and many other Democrats) say it's just fine that the Commander-in-Chief wields all the dictatorial powers, and then some, that W and Cheney claimed:

But this is one of the towering, unanswerable hypocrisies of Democratic Party politics. The very same faction that pretended for years to be so distraught by Bush’s mere eavesdropping on and detention of accused Terrorists without due process is now perfectly content to have their own President kill accused Terrorists without due process, even when those targeted are their fellow citizens...

Whoa! Panetta, a liberal Democrat from the Clinton administration, now clicks his heels and defends the president's power to call legal hits at will?

Sure. As George Will recently observed, "progressives" have always longed to forge a nation where the citizens march "in lock step, shoulder to shoulder, obedient to orders from a commanding officer." All in the name of "progress," you see.

But that's the role of liberalism in the DC Empire - it gussies up brute power with a facade of noble intentions. What I once wrote about the Bush regime is just as true about Obama:

With Communist egalitarianism and Nazi economics, Neo-Conism avoids the flaws (racism, planned economy) while appropriating the strengths (universalism, mercantilism, and really good citizen surveillance) of both totalitarian systems. Combining the world's largest economy and the world's noblest ideals, Bush's USA is the most powerful force the planet has ever seen.

And ... the greatest threat to our liberty and security, as Leon Panetta just admitted.

Bitter cold records broken in Alaska

Now this is cold:

The weather station in Jim River, AK closed in on the all time record coldest temperature of -80°F set in 1971. That’s not only the Alaska all-time record, but the record for the entire United States. Unfortunately, the weather station stopped reporting at -79°F.

And, as Jack London once warned, you just don't go out when it's below minus 75:

The cold of space smote the unprotected tip of the planet, and he, being on that unprotected tip, received the full force of the blow. The blood of his body recoiled before it. The blood was alive, like the dog, and like the dog it wanted to hide away and cover itself up from the fearful cold. So long as he walked four miles an hour, he pumped that blood, willy-nilly, to the surface; but now it ebbed away and sank down into the recesses of his body.

Just reading that makes me shiver!

DC's "Blowback" foreign policy

EndorseLiberty gives us a great video summary of how we got tied into knots in so many places around the world. The unforeseen consequences of sticking our nose into everybody else's business leads to some ironic, even bizarre, screw-ups. For example: guess who the CIA once described as "a presentable young man," a socialist we ended up backing?

It's time to end this insanity.

Thanks to Peter for the heads up!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Quote of the day

"I wish I could claim that I’m Hispanic." Mitt Romney

Police arrest Occupy Charlotte protesters

With shouts of "Arrest us! We'll multiply!" some members of Occupy Charlotte refused police warnings to end their protest on the City Hall lawn. The six who were arrested had locked legs and refused to budge, requiring the police to physically remove them from the lawn, and take them into custody.

These are dangerous people. A month ago, four Charlotte Occupiers were arrested for arson.

Fighting the smears

The Southern Poverty Law Center's Hatewatch blog features a post that slams State and local efforts to stop illegal immigration as the work of "xenophobes and nativists." (I assume there's nothing wrong with the radical alienists of La Raza and MEChA.) The Immigration Reform Law Institute has filed an amicus brief defending Utah's immigration law, and that just won't do, rails Mark Potok, because the Institute is connected to the Federation for American Immigration Reform, and they're connected to the Pioneer Fund. And the Fund, according to Potok, was "started by Nazi sympathizers."

Really? The links Potok provided are to older SPLC rants, rather than to the maligned group. So I Googled "Pioneer Fund" just to see what they had to say for themselves.

It turns out that five of those founders fought for the Allies in World War II, and one served as a staff attorney at the Nuremberg Tribunal. The Fund is purely a research organization, dedicated to the "scientific study of heredity and human differences."

And if there are scientific explanations for such differences as, oh, the racial performance gap - which even liberals acknowledge - then by all means let's explore them. Maybe, suggests Steve Sailer, understanding them can lead to better policies in the schools and the workplace.

What burns me about Potok's post is the utter dishonesty of his argument. On the Internet, a link serves the function of a footnote - it's the proof of your assertion. Instead, he linked to his own organization's past attacks on the very individuals and groups being attacked.

You'll notice that whenever I make a point, I link to that person's or group's own web site to back up my argument. For example, if I claim Mark Potok collaborates with Communists, I don't link to the Free Magnolia, but to the SPLC and to The Socialist Worker, where the reader can examine the quotes and make up his own mind if I characterized the facts correctly.

But distortion of the facts and intimidation are all our enemies have going for them. Read the SPLC attack on FAIR, and you'll see it comes down to nothing but name-calling. That's not a free exchange of ideas, but character assassination. Such will only poison the public forum.

The South's history, thought, and actions have long been subject to similar intellectual dishonesty and outright slander, and the left and its allies are doing the same to conservatives. But the truth is on our side, and we will fight our fight honestly and energetically. That's what I try to do on this blog, and I deeply appreciate the contributions from readers who want to see this work continue.

So when you consider whether to renew your League of the South membership, or if you want to support this blog, just remember the unethical and deceptive methods of those who attack us. You'll know what to do.

An exclusive interview with Robert H. Goldsborough

Robert Goldsborough's lively and long career as a border security activist is both inspiring and fascinating. Peter Gemma interviews this aging but still active warrior. Here's a sample:

The Obama administration is attacking the rights of states on how they handle the illegal alien threat along a number of fronts, and they have lots of resources -- especially our tax money. The Supreme Court holds the key to many questions of how far states will be allowed to protect their citizens. Congress lost its will to fight the larger battle: the greatest threat to U.S. homeland security comes from illegals who enter the country. It is all too easy for illegal aliens to slip in beneath the radar -- never being detected and deported.

You definitely want to read the whole thing.

NAACP opposes popular vote

This May, North Carolina will give the people of this State the opportunity to consider an amendment upholding traditional marriage.

But the NAACP wants it struck from the ballot. NAACP President Benjamin Todd Jealous claims same-sex "marriage" is today's battleground in the never-ending civil rights movement: "And if we at the NAACP are committed to anything, it's pushing America closer to her ideals."

No, it isn't. The NAACP now stands with the venomous left, which seeks to wreck this country so it can rebuild it on its own twisted terms. In fact, the NAACP is collaborating with hard-left groups against blacks, who overwhelmingly support traditional marriage. In fact, a 2009 Pew Forum poll revealed that 62% of blacks opposed gay marriage.

The Frederick Douglass Foundation is a conservative black organization which has gone on record opposing Mr. Jealous' actions. You want some stubborn resistance to the radical homosexual agenda? Check out the Frederick Douglass Foundation blog.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Ed Sebesta watch

Eek! Homophobia! Ed Sebesta says I have it.

Yes, if you do not support the radical "gay" agenda, then you suffer from a debilitating, irrational fear. Just as the old Soviet Union would ship protesters to mental institutions, the last surviving Evil Empire dismisses its dissidents as just plain crazy.

Sebesta's latest blogging project is entitled, "Neo-Confederate Homophobia," and sub-titled, "A blog for the Lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender communities about neo-Confederate homophobia. Homophobia and neo-Confederacy overlap and intersect much more than is realized." No, really.

Intrigued, I wanted to leave a helpful and supportive comment. Sadly, I was informed, "Only a member of this blog may post a comment." Now the "Neo-Confederate Homophobia" blog has been in business since May of 2011. I scrolled down the page to tally the number of comments made on each of Ed's posts. Here are the results:

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I was never good at math, so I ran these numbers through an Excel spreadsheet. If I correctly used Excel's @Sum() function, then "Neo-Confederate Homophobia" is clearly Ed Sebesta's most successful offensive against Southern heritage. So far.

The Founding Fathers’ Guide to the Constitution

Clyde Wilson, who refers to himself as a "recovering professor," demonstrates that the Constitution is NOT a surrender of all rights to DC, but a "limiting document" designed to halt any possible centralization of power.

Well done, Clyde!

Quote of the day

"After Iraq, after Afghanistan, after Libya, after all of these horrors and many more, can the American people be led into another war? Why, it's the easiest thing in the world." Arthur Silber

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Decline of the American Empire

Kirkpatrick Sale, the director of the Middlebury Institute, reviews Morris Berman's Why America Failed. Berman's book, argues Sale, is essential to understanding how the DC Empire achieved its present status. It did so by relentlessly pursuing its notion of "progress," an impossible goal perfectly suitable for "a nation of hustlers," a people "relentlessly on the make."

And what does a nation of hustlers do to those who get in their way? The South is a perfect example - as well as a model for future conquests:

In fact that civilization will always take steps to marginalize it, even destroy it if necessary, a fact that Berman illustrates in a chapter on the antebellum South. He shows how the South was "the one example we have of an opponent of [the dominant] ideology that had real political teeth," and blatantly opted for a life premodern (indeed "neofeudal"), agrarian, slow, conservative, and honoring tradition, honor, chivalry, and hospitality more than making a buck or inventing a gadget. This ultimately the increasingly industrial and expansive North could not stand and so began a war to destroy it. "The treatment of the South by the North," Berman says, "was the template for the way the United States would come to treat any nation it regarded as an enemy: not merely a scorched earth policy, but also a ‘scorched soul’ policy’" that it would use in Hawaii, the Philippines, Cuba, Japan, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and anywhere else it could achieve it.

This is why the Civil War remains a hot issue today - the triumphalist mythology that grew out of the Northern victory is the foundation for today's militarism, which is prettied up with talk of "liberation" and "equality."

Thanks to Robert for the heads up!

Kelly Clarkson cheers the return of States' Rights

It started with one little tweet:

Pop singer Kelly Clarkson wasn't expecting such a harsh response when she tweeted her endorsement in the Republican presidential race.

"I love Ron Paul," she wrote late last month. Later, in a radio interview, she elaborated, "He believes in states having their rights, and I think that that's very important."

Of course, the hyenas started cackling and growling over a term that drives the Empire and its parasites over the edge whenever they hear it. Too bad - they're going to just have to get used to it - and more.

Thanks to Peter for the heads up!

Scottish independence vote draws a step nearer

Looks like the 21st century is going to be a good one for small government and the resurgence of historical cultures:

Scotland’s government today took the first official step towards holding a referendum on whether the nation should secede from the United Kingdom, according to The New York Times.

Scottish officials hope to hold the referendum in 2014, which could allow the nation of five million to sever itself in as little as four years from England, Northern Ireland and Wales.

Good for Scotland! Now - when do we get our referendum? Or is the DC Empire actually the Hotel California of nations?

Quote of the day

"The United States has been utilizing what may prove to be the most historically inept strategy in the entire history of warfare, in which the enemy nations are occupied while allowing its own territory to be colonized." Vox Day

The US drops in ranking of freedom of the press

At number 47 in the world, the US now lags behind Costa Rica, Ghana, and Botswana.

Alabama kills two birds with one stone

One law successfully cuts illegal immigration AND unemployment! Here are the numbers:

Ever since Alabama began implementing its immigration enforcement law, H.B. 56, in late September, the state’s unemployment rate has been dropping like a stone. In just the first month the law was in effect, unemployment in Alabama shrank from 9.8 percent of the workforce to 9.3 percent. And now the latest figures are in…and the news couldn’t be worse (for the Obama administration, the illegal alien lobby, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce that is): Alabama’s unemployment rate checked in at 8.1 percent in December. That’s more than a 17 percent reduction since September.

This is a triple embarrassment for Obama. It demonstrates that States' Rights in not only alive, but powerful. Though the Treason Lobby screams there's nothing we can do about the demographic upheaval, Alabama's law validates State and other local efforts to do the job Obama won't do. Finally, it also shows people can solve their own problems without DC's intervention.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Please let Rebellion survive!

THE VERY THOUGHT OF 'REBELLION BLOG' GOING UNDER!


WELL, I can't give Melanie's wedding ring for the cause, but I CAN drink cheaper vodka for a while. Seriously, Here's hoping for the best. Yours, Karl the Yank.

Thanks, Karl!

Tough times have hit the Rebellion blog - readership is up, but donations are down to a trickle. Worse, because of this rotten economy, my other jobs are suffering, and I mean BIG TIME suffering.

This blog will continue to present news and ideas that focus on the issues we're not supposed to even THINK about, such as the economic and moral costs of Empire, the preservation of our unique Southern culture, and the struggle to reclaim the right of genuine self-government. And if we can have a few laughs along the way, so much the better. There are only two things the pompous enforcers of political correctness cannot tolerate: being mocked, and a Southern culture whose very existence enrages them -- which is why they're so obsessed with us.

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New addition to the Rebellion blogroll

Please welcome famous Southern author Tito Perdue to the Rebellion blogroll. If you're not familiar with his novels, you're in for a treat. My review of his latest work, The Node, is in the works.

Meanwhile, check out Tito's lively and informative blog.

The deadly ideal

On the night of January 13, Mark Anthony Cox killed his manager, Danielle Watson, at the Flying Biscuit Cafe in Charlotte as she was closing up. He wrapped her body in plastic and dumped it in the garbage.

He drove off in her car with $2,500.

The victim was engaged and expecting a baby. Cox now faces double murder charges.

But as disturbing as this story is, it gets worse:

The Charlotte crime is eerily similar to other crimes for which Cox served prison time. He was released in November of 2011 after serving three years. He started working at the Flying Biscuit within a few weeks.

Back in 2008, Cox was 18 when he worked in the kitchen at a Sonic restaurant in eastern North Carolina.

Police in Roanoke Rapids told WBTV's Sharon Smith that Cox and some co-conspirators planned to rob the restaurant. His co-workers were held at gunpoint, while the robber demanded $3100.

Cox was given a three-year-suspended prison, which was suspended for probation. It was only activated after his probation was revoked and another crime was committed.

This time, police in Wake County say Cox broke into the home of a man who was trying to help him. The victim had just recently told Cox to move out, and the break-in was how Cox responded, according to Knightdale police investigators.

How could Mark Anthony Cox have been hired with this kind of record? Why would management allow this predatory slime to work in close quarters with unsuspecting co-workers? The article manages to ask the question without asking it: "The owners have been silent on the background check issue and their security policy."

Maybe this story from last week will shed a little light on the mystery:

Pepsi Beverages Co. will pay $3.1 million to settle federal charges of race discrimination for using criminal background checks to screen out job applicants — even if they weren’t convicted of a crime.

The settlement announced Wednesday with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is part of a national government crackdown on hiring policies that can hurt blacks and Hispanics.

Get that? Checking for a prospective employee's past criminal activity has an adverse effect on certain minorities.

Problem is, NOT checking past criminal activity has an adverse effect on innocent co-workers. What's a business to do - turn their employees into unwitting targets, or risk a crackdown from the national government?

The answer is obvious. So once again, in its never-ending effort to impose equality of outcome in the workplace, the government commits the unspeakable in pursuit of the impossible.

Quote of the day

"My idea of fast food is a mallard." Ted Nugent

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Obama completes W's unfinished work

We already knew about Obama's expansion of Bush-era foreign policy, such as surging in Afghanistan and launching yet another "war of liberation" in Libya, despite lacking the authority to do so. And as we've pointed out before, an aggressive foreign policy leads to an oppressive domestic policy, as the disastrous National Defense Authorization Act, which now empowers DC's Armed Forces to suspend habeas corpus and indefinitely detain civilians, chillingly proves.

Obama is also doing his best to make America reflect the demographics you'd expect from a global empire. As FAIR reports, W's Open Borders policy is well under way:

Despite claiming resources are too limited to comprehensively enforce immigration laws, ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) announced the creation of a Detainee Hotline. This will be staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week with translation services available in several languages to accommodate those who "believe they may be U.S. citizens or victims of a crime."

ICE, responsible for issuing detainers for illegal alien criminals to ensure they are present for criminal and deportation hearings, has altered policy to allow only making a detainer effective upon an alien's conviction of a crime for which the alien was arrested. This shift to a discretionary "post-conviction" detainer ignores the fact that being in the country illegally is a violation of federal law while simultaneously welcoming criminal aliens back onto the streets since many may post bond and abscond before ever being convicted or may ultimately be convicted of a lesser offense.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a new rule that would help illegal aliens skirt the statutory 3 and 10-year bars to admission. The rule seeks to allow illegal alien relatives of U.S. citizens to stay in the U.S. while seeking waivers from the law, rather than doing so from outside the country. Congress passed the 3 and 10-year bars to inadmissibility in 1996 to discourage illegal immigration and marriage fraud.

President Obama issued an executive order Thursday that will make it easier for aliens to obtain nonimmigrant visas by waiving screening safeguards, increasing the potential for terrorism and visa over-stays. In addition to relaxing the screening process for issuing visas, President Obama also proposed expanding the Visa Waiver Program.

ICE attorneys in Denver and Baltimore have recommended that the agency "administratively close" 1,667 removal cases. The recommendation is a result of a six-week pilot review of all pending deportation cases in Denver and Baltimore immigration courts.

Tell me again why it matters which party is in power?

Time to move on!

This is no time to play the blame game about who turned Iraq into a hell-hole! And there's no time to think, either, because we have to move on to our next disaster.

We've got to start a war with Iran!

Why? Because they've got weapons of mass destruction, and intend to enslave us! Just like Saddam! And look at how their military spending compares to ours:


No wonder the crazies on the net and in government are screaming for a pre-emptive attack on Iran. It's us or them!

Charlotte city council to Occupy protesters: Scram!

The Democratic-controlled Charlotte city council has passed some get-tough ordinances designed to knock the wind out of Occupy Charlotte's sails. The protesters can keep their charming tents on city property, but cannot cook or sleep there.

It's true these protests have attracted some unsavory (and brainless) elements, but I'm afraid council has gone too far in its attempts to clean up our city before the DNC comes to town. The ordinances actually empower the police to search people's backpacks and coolers - a clear violation of rights, in my opinion. Incredibly, the Charlotte police support this. Deputy Chief Harold Medlock even claimed backpacks "are frequently used to carry rocks and weapons."

We're so afraid of rocks that we're telling the police to conduct illegal searches?

Knives are now prohibited, and the new ban on body armor is so vague that someone could be arrested for wearing a bike helmet downtown.

Talk about over-reacting!

As much as I disagree with the aims and methods of the Occupy protesters, I have to say measures like this threaten us all, and should be opposed.

Bruins goalie Thomas declines White House visit

Stories like this could make me a hockey fan:

Boston Bruins' star goaltender Tim Thomas skipped Monday's White House visit by the Stanley Cup champions due to political differences with President Barack Obama.

Thomas, a Flint, Mich., native and one of only two American players on the Bruins' Stanley Cup roster last season, was the only Boston player to decline the invitation.

"I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People," Thomas said in a statement.

A lot of people would be so star-struck, they'd accept an invitation from Lucifer himself to go to the White House. Good for Tim Thomas!

Thanks to Joe for the link!

Monday, January 23, 2012

2012 League of the South National Conference

23 January 2012

Compatriots: It is my pleasure to announce that the 2012 League of the South national conference will be held in the new Alabama LS culture center and headquarters in Wallsboro (Elmore County), Alabama, on 20-21 July (Friday-Saturday). The LS building is located on US Hwy. 231 north of Montgomery, the first Capital of the Confederacy. The new venue was opened to the public on Saturday, 21 January, with speeches, music, food, and good Southern fellowship. We look forward to showing off our newest League real estate to you all this coming summer. Please mark the dates on your calendar and plan to join us for a fun, informative, and inspiring weekend on our own beautiful property.

Information about the program, speakers, entertainment, lodging, etc. will be forthcoming.

FSI,

Michael Hill

Newt Gingrich Looks For Latino votes

Warning - gag alert! Check out this typical mainstream drivel on how immigration is shaping the 2012 election:

No Republican candidate has made more of an effort to appeal to Latinos than Gingrich – in fact, no other candidate has made much of an effort at all, a surprising development considering more than half the growth in the country’s total population between 2000 and 2010 was due to the massive increase in the Hispanic population. That fact was not lost on Gingrich, however, and to date he has tried to court Republican Latinos, long before the primaries in Hispanic-heavy states like Florida and Nevada were up next on the calendar.

Gingrich not only supports amnesty for illegal aliens, but affirmative action. And yet, editorial writers can say "With Gingrich, S.C. swings far to the right."

Of course, the corporate media is playing us for fools. We're supposed to read the editorial, shake our fists, and say, "Ha! Take that, liberals!" and defiantly support yet another establishment Republican.

That's why I hope Obama wins. Then folks can get angry at Obama for amnestying millions of illegal aliens. Otherwise, we're going to be assured ONCE AGAIN that flood tide immigration is a "conservative" value, as we were under Reagan and both Bushes.

N.C.'s 'rendition' connection

Like manure, the spoils of Empire must be spread all around. It keeps the subjects quiet and content. But there's a price for complicity with a militaristic regime:

Aero Contractors, the CIA-affiliated aviation company headquartered at the Johnston County Airport in Smithfield, transported dozens of men to overseas jails. In places like Uzbekistan, Romania and Egypt, North Carolina-based pilots and crews delivered prisoners to jails where they were held incommunicado and savagely tortured. Sometimes, the torturers were U.S. officials; other times, Americans had others do the dirty work.

The article goes on to detail how innocent people have been tortured and ruined by the CIA's renditions. Think about that the next time you're told to say the Pledge of Allegiance. It's good to know what you're pledging allegiance to.

Senator Rand Paul detained by TSA

Not that our government would harass dissidents.

Flags of the Rebellion



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Hi Ole Reb,

Here are two pictures of a very large flag off of I-75 near Sunsweet, Georgia. The owner is very cordial and pays for the flag out of his own pocket. God bless Dixie.

Big fan of LOS, John

Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

Quote of the day

"I'll have him for lunch before they have me for dinner." Kurdish Prime Minister Barham Salih, on the spiraling infighting in Iraq.

Heckuva job, Neocons!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Thoughts for a Sunday


The Rebellion Blog Think Tank

Sunday's a good time to uncork the Think Tank for some big ideas.

Let's start with an article from Religion Dispatches. In a discussion of Ron Paul's politics, the author, Peter Laarman, frowns at the Establishment's universal condemnation of Ron Paul for his politically incorrect statements about race and the South. Laarman wonders why we must conclude that Paul has nothing to add to the political discourse because of certain taboo notions he's expressed in the past. Are we that rigid in our thinking?

He notes that the Western tradition does not concur:

We are compounded, the Bible seems to say. We are all compounded of bits of good and bits of evil in a complicated amalgam. And so trickster Jacob is not ultimately damned on account of his trickery in displacing his older brother’s inheritance, nor is King David ultimately damned for arranging to murder the warrior husband of his desired inamorata.

The great European-American epic poets and novelists who inherit both the Hellenic and Hebraic traditions tend to favor the Hebraic mode of shadow and inference. They are not especially interested in presenting us with any “pure” types: in giving us unalterably evil or incorruptibly good characters who never vary, never change it up.

The Establishment Thought Police, on the other hand, maintain that the world IS black and white. The unrighteous among us must be shunned. Any deviation from Approved Thought disqualifies one from discussion. Paul has no legitimacy as a result.

Look at what Approved Thought says about the Civil War: Because the South practiced slavery, it had no valid claim to self-government. Plus, we are not to shed a single tear for the suffering and death Southerners endured. They had it coming. And as for the military rule imposed on Southerners during Reconstruction? Tough.

But as Mr. Laarman points out, the Biblical and Western literary tradition is enriched with a more nuanced view of people and cultures. The most interesting fictional characters, from Emma Woodhouse to David Copperfield to Scarlett O'Hara, were complex, with both noble and selfish traits. As a kid, I preferred the flawed, more interesting Marvel comic book characters to the goody-goody Superman. When Marvel's signature superhero, Spiderman, used his powers to make money and impress girls rather than devoting himself to saving the world, I thought, "That's what I would do!"

I think Laarman's insight helps us understand why the South is home to so many literary giants, and why we're so religious. Richard Weaver once observed, "The Southerner accepts the irremediability of a certain amount of evil and tries to fence it around instead of trying to stamp it out and thereby spreading it. His is a classical acknowledgment of tragedy and of the limits of power."

That's also why Southerners are not going to jump on board a campaign to immanentize the eschaton. We know better.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Arizona strikes back: State investigates feds over gun-running

I love it!!!

The Arizona State legislature has counter-attacked the Obama regime:

Arizona's state legislature will open its own investigation into the Obama administration's disgraced gun-running program, known as "Fast and Furious," the speaker of the state House said Friday.

Speaker Andy Tobin created the committee, and charged it with looking at whether the program broke any state laws — raising the possibility of state penalties against those responsible for the operation.

It's a turnaround from the rest of the immigration issue, where the federal government has sued to block the state's own set of laws.

Speaker Andy Tobin of Arizona is the man of the hour! Send him an email by clicking here.

THIS is how we're going to defeat DC, peacefully, through the power of the sovereign States.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Ron Paul vs. Rick Santorum


I know, it's not a fair fight - but He-Man Santorum started it, and deserved Paul's verbal backhand. Watch Santorum squirm as Paul schools him in States' Rights.

Of course, Paul is absolutely correct. The States have the power to deal with violent crimes, such as murder and robbery, and that includes abortion. When Paul voted against federal measures restricting abortion, he wasn't supporting abortion, but opposing DC's power grabs at State authority. He was opposing abortion by standing on principle, by protecting State's Rights - the legal, and most effective way to do so.

That's why I oppose DC's meddling in the same-sex "marriage" debate. The Defense of Marriage Act, like No Child Left Behind, is an illegal assumption of power that rightfully belongs to the people of the States.

Time to nullify the Police State!

The Tenth Amendment Center wants you to join them in calling on your State government to nullify the unconstitutional National Defense Authorization Act.

Click here to see letters to elected officials in Florida urging them to nullify the NDAA.

Flags of the Rebellion


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John writes: "The South Carolina Sovereignty Flag flies on the front of my garage in Myrtle Beach. Living in Myrtle Beach, SC, an area of transplanted yankees, this flag generates questions as most of them have no idea what it is."

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

This day in history

In 1861, Georgia became the fifth state to secede from the Union.

In 1865, Confederate General John Pegram and Hetty Cary were married. The ceremony was attended by nearly all of the high-ranking Confederates, including Jefferson Davis and his wife. On February 6, Pegram's body was returned to the same church after he was killed at the Battle of Dabney's Mill, Virginia.

Robert E. Lee's birthday


Dwight D. Eisenhower on Robert E. Lee:

"General Robert E. Lee was, in my estimation, one of the supremely gifted men produced by our Nation. He believed unswervingly in the Constitutional validity of his cause which until 1865 was still an arguable question in America; he was thoughtful yet demanding of his officers and men, forbearing with captured enemies but ingenious, unrelenting and personally courageous in battle, and never disheartened by a reverse or obstacle. Through all his many trials, he remained selfless almost to a fault and unfailing in his belief in God. Taken altogether, he was noble as a leader and as a man, and unsullied as I read the pages of our history. From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men 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…"

Thanks to Bernie!

By faith

What keeps activists like Connie Chastain Ward fighting for Southern heritage? Especially when the deck is stacked against us?

Here's a hint:

So let us learn what we must, and learn it well. But most of all, let us remember the example of Abel, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, and Sarah who longed for a homeland and saw it from a distance. Let us have faith in God and belief in a free and independent Dixie. Make it a faith so strong that even if we do not achieve our goal in our lifetime, we will be able to see our Southern homeland in the distance, and welcome it.

And then let us work like the devil to make it happen.

Vast majority rejects DC's immigration policies

64% of Americans are dissatisfied with current immigration levels, according to the latest Gallup poll.

So - since we live in a "democracy," how long until we get to vote to make DC enforce EXISTING immigration laws?

"Income tax?"


Thanks to Thomas for the link!

Charles Taylor 'worked' for CIA in Liberia

Charles Taylor was the Liberian warlord responsible for war crimes against his own people and against the people of Sierra Leone.

Now the BBC reports that Taylor was a CIA employee in Liberia.

If the employee is a war criminal, what does that make his employer?

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This day in history

In 1862, former U.S. President and current Confederate Congressman-elect John Tyler died.

Flags of the Rebellion


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Picture of my Apt. complex in Western Missouri taken during last week's little snow storm. Jamie S.

Send your flag pictures to rebellionblog@gmail.com

Disapproval of Congress hits new high: poll

It's another record for Congress:

A record 84 percent of Americans say they disapprove of the way the Congress is doing its job compared with just 13 percent who approve of how things are going, according to a Washington Post/ABC News public opinion poll published on Monday.

The disapproval rating for Congress inched up two percentage points since October and reflects a year of lows for Congress that ended in a battle over a temporary extension of the payroll tax cuts for 160 million Americans.

How long can this go on? Here's a similar headline from last year, and here's one from the year before that. At some point, we have to start thinking outside the District.

The conclusion is inescapable: 13% of Americans are cuckoo.

Was your MLK Day as good as you hoped?

I think this is his best yet:

Is Obama channeling FDR?


Since Obama's coronation, his boosters have swooned that he is the reincarnation of Franklin Delano Roosevelt - the genteel liberal who would use the central government as a lever to lift the nation out of crisis, and push it toward greatness.

So far, however, things haven't gone according to plan. With so much opposition, Obama may not even win a second term. He can't impose his agenda unless he can rally the country behind him. Impossible?

But there's always the ultimate ace up the presidential sleeve - the same one that worked for FDR:

When officials want to go to war against another nation, the ideal is to maneuver that nation into doing the attacking. In that way, U.S. officials can exclaim, “We’ve been attacked! We’re innocent! We were just minding our own business! This is another day that will live in infamy!” ...

That, of course, was how FDR did it prior to the Pearl Harbor attack. He placed an embargo on oil to Japan, knowing that it would strangle the Japanese war machine. FDR also did his best to humiliate the Japanese in negotiations prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. When the attack came, FDR appeared shocked but he had gotten what he wanted — America’s entry into World War II, thanks to the attack by Japan on the United States.

That’s obviously what the ever-tightening sanctions on Iran are designed to do ...

Odd, isn't it, that the same liars and war profiteers who maneuvered us into war against Iraq are now howling for a preemptive war against Iran? They're even using the same lies about Iran now being the greatest threat to our security and freedom.

When will we learn?

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Quote of the day

"The true meaning of the holiday is that it serves to legitimize the radical social and political agenda that King himself favored and to delegitimize traditional American social and cultural institutions." Samuel Francis on the King Holiday

And here's a case in point.

Southern Music break

Mississippi Delta blues - from Sweden?

In response to Friday's musical post, loyal reader Jeff sends this link, with the message, "Proof positive, eh Dutchy, that it IS possible to have a "Northern heart but a Southern soul"?

Black Pastors Confront Southern Poverty Law Center

From Christian News Wire:

A coalition of African American pastors and pro-family Christian and Jewish leaders is holding a press conference at noon tomorrow (the day after Martin Luther King Day) outside the headquarters of the Southern Poverty Law Center -- to protest the SPLC's smearing of pro-family groups that oppose homosexual activism as "hate groups."

Here in Charlotte, any controversy concerning homosexuality brings out the black ministers - and no one can thunder against the "normalization" of perversity like they can. I wish I could be at this press conference.

UPDATE: If the multicults are embarrassed by blacks' condemnation of homosexuality, wait till they see how Muslims in Western countries would handle them.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Please vote for the Confederate flag!

There's a non-scientific poll about displaying the Confederate flag on public posts. Please click here and vote! to show our strength.

Vote "No. Officials shouldn't ban the Confederate flag."

When heartfelt devotion is mandatory

North Koreans arrested for not mourning Kim Jung-il

Bank employees condemned as "racist" for working on MLK Day

The Cult Of St. Martin Luther King


Here's a perplexing question: Why would the Secretary of Defense issue a release honoring Martin Luther King?

Paul Gottfried poses another question: Why do pro-war, any war Neocons idolize King?

The answer to both questions can be found here and here.

“Why Two North Carolina Sesquicentennial Websites?”

Free North Carolina posts an interesting question: What kind of history are Tarheel taxpayers paying for?

The League of the Anti-South

Kevin Levin is a history teacher in Boston. His blog, Civil War Memory, advertises itself as "Where History, Heritage, and Education Intersect."

But instead of being a forum for the objective study of history, it's actually another echo chamber for politically correct, officially approved thought. What serious web site dedicated to understanding "History, Heritage, and Education" would spend so much time making fun of Confederate heritage?

A more honest motto for Levin's site would be "Dedicated to making Southerners denounce their ancestors as racist traitors."

Of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Levin grumbles:

Even more disturbing is the impression that membership implies a certain belief about the legitimacy of the Confederate experiment, whether it has to do with secession and/or treason. Finally, yesterday’s ceremony reinforced the impression that the organization is concerned as much with contemporary politics as it is with heritage/history.

Levin once argued the SCV should somehow honor the Confederate soldier while renouncing the Cause for which he fought:

You can honor your Confederate ancestor and not believe that secession was constitutional.
You can honor your Confederate ancestor and not believe in states rights.
You can honor your Confederate ancestor and believe that Lincoln was one of this nation’s greatest presidents.
You can honor your Confederate ancestor without believing that Lee and Jackson are worthy of adulation.
You can honor your Confederate ancestor and be thankful that the Confederacy lost the Civil War.

What pathetic creature would honor ancestors whose principles he's been taught to despise? I have no idea.

Frequent CWM commenter Andy Hall echoes Levin's disapproval of how the League of the South stresses the relevance of Southern history to today's politics:

the League of the South ... has a very explicit, present-day political agenda. Their explanations (and exonerations) for secession in 1860-61 are mostly seeking historical justification for their chosen, present-day governing philosophy.

Apparently, Mr. Levin cannot grasp that he, too, uses the history of the WBTS to promote a political agenda - a big-government agenda. Like all other apologists of the Empire, he dismisses Ron Paul as "nutty." And while Levin says he won't vote for tough-talking girly boy Rick Santorum, he agrees with Santorum's pro-centralization, anti-States' Rights argument that the "Civil War" "settled" the debate on State sovereignty and the right to peacefully secede.

Levin and his followers like to speculate about the hidden, sinister motives of Southern Heritage defenders. So I'd like to offer my own guess as to what motivates Levin and his true believers.

They like big government and all it does. They must. They have to relish the endless death and misery it unleashes on defenseless civilians in oil-rich countries. They worship power, and a government that refuses to recognize any limits on its power is one that demands their adoration and obedience. They admire a regime that flaunts that power at home and abroad, and now even claims the power to assassinate or imprison its citizens on a whim.

In short, they love Big Brother.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

This day in history

- In 1777, the Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence. Six months later it was renamed Vermont.

Here's to the Second Vermont Republic!


- In 1992, the secession of Croatia and Slovenia from communist Yugoslavia is recognized.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Liberal hypocrite skewered

Too funny!

The Axis of Cluelessness

If you think you can keep your head from exploding, check out Americaneocon today. He's blaming Obama for Iraq's spiral into sectarian chaos. In response to yet another suicide bombing of Shia pilgrims, he snarks: "Hey, great job Barack Hussein. That precipitous withdrawal is working exactly as planned."

Whoa. He's got some heavy, jaw-dropping obliviousness going on here. We're supposed to believe the instability in Iraq isn't George W. Bush's fault. It's not the Neocons' fault. And Americaneocon and the countless other laptop bombardiers who cheered on the Iraq invasion are equally blameless.

No. Because Obama is sticking to Bush's timeline for withdrawing from Iraq, it's Obama's fault Iraq is fracturing along sectarian faultlines - something the omniscient Neocons dismissed prior to the invasion.

My head hurts.

This day in history

In 1784, the American Congress of the Confederation ratified the Treaty of Paris, which ended hostilities between the Colonies and the Crown.

Article One of the Treaty recognizes the former colonies' independence:

His Brittanic Majesty acknowledges the said United States, viz., New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States ...

Note to Kevin Levin and Ed Sebesta: Each former colony is recognized as an independent and sovereign State. The Treaty of Paris DID NOT say, "His Brittanic Majesty recognizes the United States as a centralized and indivisible nation from which no member may ever leave."

Friday, January 13, 2012

Interventionist Pseudoconservative John Bolton Endorses Interventionist Pseudoconservative Mitt Romney

This is priceless:

Uber-interventionist John Bolton, who considered running for President himself because none of the other candidates were alarmist enough for him, has endorsed Mitt Romney saying he is “conservative enough.”

First of all, notice how in Bolton’s mind conservatism equates only to foreign policy belligerence. Is Romney “conservative enough” on abortion? On taxes? On spending? On guns? Does Bolton even care?

Second, I am a bit surprised by this endorsement, and I suspect Bolton is putting his job prospects in a future Romney Administration ahead of his actual assessment of who is hawkish enough. While Romney’s foreign policy pronouncements are pitch perfect neoconservatism, there is at least a hint of insincerity about them because Romney has demonstrated himself to be a pandering fool who will say whatever is necessary to get elected.

What happens when an "alarmist" endorses a "pandering fool"? Hope we don't find out!

Southern Music break

And now for something completely different - it's Jussi Syren & The Groundbreakers, a Bluegrass group from Finland (?!!?) with "Southern Lady."

Quote of the day

“Ultimately, my career is about making sure the doors are open in this country for everybody.” Cecilia Munoz, of La Raza, just appointed by Obama to be director of his Domestic Policy Council.

UPDATE: Check out Michelle Malkin's jab at Munoz' blatant hypocrisy.

The SPLC is right!

A statistical difference between the races has been detected! But the Southern Poverty Law Center is on the case:

Less than half of Jefferson Parish public school students are African-Americans, but they account for three quarters of all student arrests in the schools, the Southern Poverty Law Center said Wednesday in a complaint to the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights. The 20-page complaint outlines what the center calls widespread, disproportionate and unfair arrests of black students for minor school disciplinary matters.

I hate to admit it, but the SPLC is right: If black kids are "less than half" (let's assume 40%) of Jefferson Parish students, and they account for 75% of arrests, that's a rate 1.8 times disproportionate to their numbers. (If blacks accounted for 40% of arrests, that would be 1 times their population. And EVERYONE KNOWS that any deviation from a 1 to 1 ratio when comparing racial statistics is ABSOLUTE PROOF of racism.)

How does this compare to the adult world? Well, the US Department of Justice tells us that in 2009, 28.3 percent of all persons arrested were black. Since blacks are 13% of the US population, that's an arrest rate of 2.1.

We must conclude, then, that the United States of America under Obama is 15% MORE RACIST than the Jefferson Parish school system.

So, when does the SPLC sue Eric Holder and Barack Obama for disproportionate arrest rates of blacks?

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Gallup: Americans remain conservative

This Gallup poll isn't surprising. But it explains why Big Government wants to elect a new people.

S.C. DMV chief: 900 dead people may have voted

Don't look now, but the "impossible" has happened yet again:

The S.C. Department of Motor Vehicles director estimates more than 900 dead people may have voted, and his data has been turned over to the State Law Enforcement Division for investigation.

DMV Director Kevin Schwedo testified Wednesday before an S.C. House subcommittee that his staff analyzed the records of more than 239,000 voters who do not have an S.C. driver's license or identification card, and discovered that about 37,000 of them were dead.

But we're supposed to believe that voter fraud is a myth concocted by those mean ol' right-wingers who want to oppress the minority vote. Of course it is - just ask this NAACP official.

Tyranny made convenient

Charles Goyette sounds the alarm about Obama's "reluctant" power grab:

In case you haven't heard, the National Defense Authorization Act allows the government to detain people indefinitely – yes, it includes American citizens who can be taken even on our native soil and imprisoned – merely on the basis of accusations.

Oh, we've heard. In fact, it's worse than Goyette realizes. "Accusation" as a "standard" of guilt is already official government policy. For many years now, an accusation of "racism" has had the same effect as a conviction of "racism." The facts DO NOT matter - if, for example, a minority is offended by a term they just IMAGINE is "racist," such as "black hole" or "niggardly," someone will pay.

Heck, in an age of government supremacy, the term "liberty" itself is now suspect. Read what lefty loon Bob Cesca says about the harmful effects he imagines of a Ron Paul presidency:

Furthermore, with the rolling back of the Civil Rights Act, entire sectors of the free market would be free to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity and gender. At the state and local level, we would see an inevitable return of Jim Crow laws that allowed, among other things, poll taxes and neo-slavery, and so the growing American minority population would find itself trapped in a new American apartheid without any recourse for justice.

But, you know, "liberty!"

You see, without constant government surveillance, we'd descend into a Hobbesian, dog-eat-dog world. You want freedom? You can't handle freedom!

That's where we are today, folks. If you demand privacy, you're obviously plotting terrorism. And freedom is just a code word for those who dream of "neo-slavery."

Welcome to the madhouse.

Exact colour of Milky Way found

Thank you, astrophysicists! Now we know how to decorate the planet.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Man pleads to running Charlotte-based brothel

Doing the jobs Americans won't do:

A man is facing up to 30 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to running an interstate prostitution ring out of a Charlotte residence he turned into a brothel.

U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins says Filemon Guzman-Martinez pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to multiple charges. The 40-year-old Mexican citizen has been in custody since his October arrest.

Investigators say Guzman-Martinez advertised the brothel with business cards featuring his phone number, pictures of scantily clad women and the slogan "What do you have to lose?"

That slogan is pure marketing genius! It has everything: sex appeal, mystery, and lots of irony.

US media empire attacks League of the South

From the Southern Nationalist Network:

Mr Lyman’s article focuses more on Judge Moore’s supposedly ‘extremist’ backers – extremist because they support the right of self-determination for the Southern people and preservation of Southern culture. How evil of them! The piece will undoubtedly raise awareness of the League and likely result in increased support for the Southern nationalist cause.

"Extremist" means unapproved thought these days. May extremism in this evil empire blossom everywhere.

Clinton denies U.S. involvement in death of Iranian nuclear scientist

From the horse's mouth:

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “categorically” denied Wednesday any U.S. involvement in the car bombing of an Iranian nuclear scientist in Tehran, the fourth in a series of attacks over the past two years apparently aimed at disrupting Iran’s disputed nuclear program.

In other words, "“I didn't do it, nobody saw me do it, there's no way you can prove anything!”

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

The problem with Romney

According to the left, Romney fails to demonstrate sufficient ethnic pride.

No, really! Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs sees irony in the fact that Romney has "roots and relatives in Mexico, at a time when Mitt Romney has hardened his rhetoric on immigration to match all the other GOP candidates."

Democratic Underground features a video interview with some of Romney's Mexican kin underscoring the same point. A second cousin laments that Romney doesn't "feel attached ... for his roots."

In other words, blood and soil demand that Romney side with Latinos against Anglos. Got it!

Ron Paul and the ‘Not Romneys’

What could account for the hostility of the Republican, Democratic, and media establishment against Ron Paul? Here's one take.

Quote of the day

"At some level, the enthusiasm for Ron Paul represents a rejection of the recent Republican past – a symbol of the "brand damage" the GOP suffered during the Bush years, and from which they have not yet recovered, even after nearly three years of Obama's unpopular presidency." Robert Stacy McCain

Read the whole thing. It's a great introduction to Paul's surprising and growing appeal.

Lincoln not as honorable as remembered

The truth about Lincoln, the Symbol of the Fatherland's Unification. Oh, wait, that's one of Kim Jong-il's titles. Lincoln was the Great Liberator who destroyed popular sovereignty and centralized power in DC.

London sets terms for Scottish independence vote

Naturally, London is putting all sorts of obstacles in the way of Scottish self-determination, because it still - STILL! - insists only the British parliament can determine Scotland's fate.

We'll see about that. Despite London's attempts to maintain its "iron grip" over the people of Scotland, as Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond puts it, current trends favor a revived and free Scotland. From Reuters:

The SNP won an overall majority in Scottish elections last May and has promised to hold a referendum in the second half of a parliamentary term lasting until 2016.

Some reports say the party hopes to exploit two events in 2014, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 700th anniversary of the Battle of Bannockburn when the Scots vanquished an English army, to create momentum for a breakaway.

Scotland has many of the trappings of an independent nation - its own flag, sports teams and a history of achievements in science and literature.

The SNP argues that Scotland would prosper as a small country in its own right. Salmond told Reuters last year that Scotland would be entitled to the lion's share of North Sea oil revenues if it went its own way.

The moldy empires of the past are "broke and don't know it." This is much more than just the breakdown of overgrown, decrepit regimes; we're witnessing the re-awakening of cultures and the resurrection of nations thought lost in history.

Whose side are you on?

Monday, January 9, 2012

Quote of the day

"It's got Philadelphia on one end and Pittsburgh on the other, and a whole lot of Alabama in between." James Carville on Pennsylvania

Intolerant tolerance

The New Jersey legislature has passed a resolution condemning Lowe's for withdrawing its advertising on the "All-American Muslim" show:

This resolution condemns the decision of Lowe’s Companies, Inc., to withdraw its advertising from the TLC series “All-American Muslim” because the subjects of the show are Muslims. The people of the State of New Jersey take great pride in the diversity of our State and our Nation.

Here's what bugs me about this. No one said "All-American Muslim" can't air. Lowe's didn't say anything negative about Muslims. But because the company isn't subsidizing the show with its advertising dollars, it's committed a "shocking and insensitive insult" to Muslims, according to the resolution.

Compare that to what's being done to Pat Buchanan. The leftist, black nationalist pressure group Color of Change has "demanded" MSNBC fire Buchanan. And MSNBC's president has buckled:

Mr. Buchanan argues in “Suicide of a Superpower” — which has the subtitle “Will America Survive to 2025?” — that the “European and Christian core of our country is shrinking,” which is damaging the nation “ethnically, culturally, morally, politically.” The book also contains a chapter titled “The End of White America.”

Mr. Griffin said, “The ideas he put forth aren’t really appropriate for national dialogue, much less the dialogue on MSNBC.”

Oh, now I get it: We shouldn't discuss protecting US jobs or enforcing immigration laws. Who knows where THAT could lead?

Also, see Then They Came For Pat Buchanan... by Patrick Cleburne.

This day in history


In 1861, Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.

Who was John Stennis?

The USS John C. Stennis has been in the news lately in connection with the latest turmoil in the Persian Gulf.


This huge carrier was named after Mississippi Senator John Stennis. Stennis was an outspoken critic of the federal government's power grabs, and, with Senator Sam Ervin and others, signed the Southern Manifesto, which warned of the threat of unconstitutional usurpations of power.

I wonder what Sam Ervin and John Stennis would say about the NDAA?

Perry: Let's invade Iraq again!

With sectarian violence rising, and Iran poised to assert greater influence in the country, Iraq is indeed a major headache for the US. During the Republican debates, Rick Perry vowed to send US troops back into the country, adding, "We're going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally the speed of light."

How about that? DC has had its panties in a wad fretting about Iran's nuclear program, and meanwhile, they've developed Star-Trek style teleporters!

The irony is that the chaos in Iraq is DC's fault to begin with. It replaced a stable, secular dictatorship with a shaky regime dedicated to sharia. Mission Accomplished!

That's DC for you: It's good at proposing solutions to the problems it creates.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Ein volk, ein Reich, ein school system

A teacher in the government school system yearns for Finland's system of totalitarian teaching:

Imagine this - a school system that defies every school reform being touted in the United States. What would such a system look like? How successful could it be?

What if instead of excellence, the system's main goal is equity? The families of poor children receive intensive social and financial support from birth on so that they don't come to school lagging in the skills they need for academic achievement. All children, regardless of how much money their parents make or where they live, receive free lunch at school and have access to health care, mental health services and individualized guidance counseling.

All schools are public schools; private schools are non-existent. No schools - not even universities - are allowed to charge tuition.

Leftists never, never get enough power. Thanks to "affirmative action," the US is already committed to promoting equity over excellence, and not just in the schools, but in business and government.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Whistleblowers are heroes


From the Free Bradley Manning web site:

Bradley Manning, a 23-year-old Army intelligence analyst, is accused of leaking a video showing the killing of civilians, including two Reuters journalists, by a US Apache helicopter crew in Iraq. He is also charged with sharing the documents known as the Afghan War Diary, the Iraq War Logs, and embarrassing US diplomatic cables, with the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks. The video and documents have illuminated such issues as the true number and cause of civilian casualties in Iraq, human rights abuses by U.S.-funded contractors and foreign militaries, and the role that spying and bribes play in international diplomacy.

Li'l Lindsey Graham talks tough


At 1:00, Lindsey starts talkin' tough to those wascally tewwowists:

"When they say, 'I want a lawyer,' you tell them, 'Shut up! You're not getting a lawyer!'"

When girly-men try to sound tough, it's funny. But when they have the power to pass laws, it's tragic.

The Myth of Unity

Leviathan takes another hit:

The European Union was built on the myth that we are one people with one common destiny -- an "ever closer union," in the words of the 1957 Treaty of Rome that founded what was then called the European Economic Community. We are now discovering that regional and national differences are not dissolving and that Europeans think and act very differently from one another. The British view of the state's role is very different from the French view. The Greek or Italian concept of law is very different from that of Sweden or Denmark. Latvians have a very different view of Russia from Germans. What an Irishman is prepared to pay in taxes is very different from what a Dane or Belgian will allow.

The president of the firm I worked for back in the 80s had a favorite saying about dying companies: "Broke and don't know it." That's certainly true of the old 19th- and 20th-century megastate.

Universalism, with its insistence that one size fits all, is bankrupt, intellectually, morally, and, as we see in the EU and the US, financially. Good riddance!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Has Congress Signed Its Own Arrest Warrants?

Obama has "reluctantly" signed the National Defense Appropriations Act, which claims the power to toss any citizen in jail indefinitely without cause.

Goodbye, Bill of Rights.

What these political geniuses might not grasp, however, is that in an unstable political system, the military often assumes ultimate power. The utter inability of Congress to accomplish even the simplest tasks these days spells trouble, so the nightmare scenario Naomi Wolf conjures here becomes more likely every day:

The moment this bill becomes law, though Congress is accustomed, in a weak democracy, to being the ones who direct and control the military, the power roles will reverse: Congress will no longer be directing and in charge of the military: rather, the military will be directing and in charge of individual Congressional leaders, as well as in charge of everyone else – as any Parliamentarian in any society who handed this power over to the military can attest.

Perhaps Congress assumes that it will always only be ‘they’ who are targeted for arrest and military detention: but sadly, Parliamentary leaders are the first to face pressure, threats, arrest and even violence when the military obtains to power to make civilian arrests and hold civilians in military facilities without due process.

Think it can't happen here?

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Hot mic catches Pentagon reporter

If the Peace Party wins, it would be devastating for the Pentagon Parasites. Check out this comment from a Pentagon reporter who didn't know the microphone was still on:

As C-SPAN was waiting for President Obama's Defense Strategic Review press conference to begin a hot mic caught a reporter taking a swing at Ron Paul.

"See this room? Two-thirds of us laid off when Ron Paul is president," the reporter said.

Before the comment was made, the reporter could be heard laughing about Ron Paul.

Is Ron Paul a leftist?

Over at The American Spectator, Jeffrey Lord is whooping it up because Ron Paul didn't win the Iowa caucus. In Lord's view, Iowa Republicans stood up for conservatism - which to him, means perpetual war:

The Ron Paul Non-Cons have tonight been effectively marginalized.

Whatever else comes out of this Iowa Caucus night, one thing is clear: conservatives -- Reagan conservatives -- triumphed.

The combined vote of Santorum, Gingrich, Bachmann, Perry and even the moderate Mitt Romney swamped Ron Paul's controversial and decidedly non-conservative foreign policy.

As this is written, either Santorum or Romney are first, the other second. Between them that's about 50% of the vote to Ron Paul's 25% or so.

Which clearly means that no matter how Congressman Paul -- a good and decent man with a wildly left-wing foreign policy -- spins the results, his ideas have taken a thorough beating. His candidacy and his controversial foreign policy views have effectively been sent packing.

As well they should. There is nothing remotely historically conservative about Paul's views.

Congressman Paul is partly to blame for this perception. He effectively endorsed this view at the Sioux City debate on December 15. The moderator accused Paul of "running left of President Obama on the issue of Iran" because he, unlike Santorum and Bachmann, had ruled out a pre-emptive war. This was Paul's great chance to make mincemeant of the notion that conservatism equals war, and leftism, peace, but he let it slip away.

It was the Neocons who redefined conservatism as the aggressive use of force to promote "democracy." George W. Bush justified his invasion of Iraq as part of the "global democratic revolution." The so-called "Neoconservatives" evolved (mutated?) from leftists who smuggled their revolutionary ideology inside conservative language. Thus, it became possible to appeal to such conservative values as patriotism and honor to promote leftist goals.

No wonder so many liberals were dazzled by this new rhetoric. In addition to leftists such as Christopher Hitchens, Dianne Feinstein, and Alan Dershowitz, the liberal media fell into line to back Bush's Iraqi war. In 2002, when "shock and awe" was still a glimmer in Donald Rumsfeld's eye, NPR featured this report entitled, "Bush's National Security Strategy", with TALK OF THE NATION host Neal Conan and NPR correspondent Mike Schuster:

SHUSTER: So they're tying notions of liberty that come from the way the United States emerged into the world and the values that have operated in the United States for more than 200 years. And they're saying that the expansion of those ideas is in the national security of the United States.

CONAN: It's a pretty idealistic thought in a way.

SHUSTER: Yes.

Yes, isn't that idealistic? And what a seductive dialectic of liberalism and conservatism. Or, more accurately, tough-talking patriotism at the service of liberalism.

In fact, the use of force to usher in liberty is a completely leftist notion. It's the world view of anarchists and communists, not conservatives, who know that liberty is a natural outgrowth of culture. Edmund Burke, the father of modern conservatism, knew that rights came from "longstanding custom and practice" rather than theory or from outside imposition.

In fact, conservatives realize that war is more likely to lead to tyranny and chaos, not liberty. Senator Robert Taft expressed the traditional conservative position on war when he said, "No foreign policy can be justified except a policy devoted to the protection of the American people, with war only as the last resort and only to preserve that liberty." Many well-known conservatives opposed Bush's wars for just that reason, including Patrick Buchanan, Samuel Francis, Thomas Fleming, Joe Sobran, Charley Reese [a League of the South member], Jude Wanniski, Eric Margolis, and Taki Theodoracopulos. They were condemned as "unpatriotic conservatives" by the war party's mouthpieces.

Instead of promoting liberty, DC's wars have given us The PATRIOT Act, which authorized warrantless wiretaps, and the National Defense Authorization Act, which claims the government can arrest Americans and hold them INDEFINITELY without bringing charges against them. Perpetual war has constructed an all-powerful government with an unbreakable grip on our lives and property.

So who's advocating the REAL conservative position, Ron Paul, or Rick Santorum?

"Same as it ever was..."

B.H. Obama, our beloved Temporary Dictator, has done a bang-up job. He was hired to enrich the ruling elite, prop up the Empire's puppets, and keep the war machine properly lubricated. And has he ever delivered:

Not only has Obama been a savior of the banking conglomerates that so generously financed his campaign, but he also has proved to be equally as solicitous of the needs of the military-industrial complex. He entered his re-election year by signing a $662 billion defense authorization bill that strips away some of our most fundamental liberties and keeps military spending at Cold War levels, and by approving a $60 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia.

Ah, yes, Saudi Arabia, that oasis of liberal democracy in the Muddled East. The same regime that inflicts "cross amputation" as punishment, in which the all-powerful Saudi judge can order the defendant's right hand and left foot whacked off. The same US ally that, according to the article cited above, "rushed its forces into Bahrain last March to crush a popular uprising."

Problem is, Democrats who refuse to recognize Obama's hypocrisy are no better than Republicans. The result is that we're all blind to the evil our tax dollars pay for.

Quote of the day

"You can drive Nature out with a pitchfork, but she’ll come running back." Horace

I might have to make that the new motto for this blog.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mexico Deports Nearly 50,000 Central Americans

Guess Mexico doesn't embrace diversity.

Ron Paul: Newt Gingrich Is A "Chickenhawk"

Ha! A classic put-down, courtesy of Real Clear Politics. In response to Gingrich calling him "dangerous," Paul shot back with this:

"We get twice as much support from active military personnel than all the other candidates put together. So, Newt Gingrich has no business talking about danger because he is putting other people in danger. Some people call that kind of a program a chickenhawk and I think he falls into that category," Ron Paul said on CNN.

Owens’ Law of the Oscillating Pyramid

The rise and fall of bureaucracies explained, with examples. And yes, the "exceptional nation" isn't excepted from this law.

Obama administration ignores fraud to issue immigrant visas

Here's how the hope and change Obama promised works in practice. Looks like he and his gang hope they can change America fast enough to win re-election:

Higher-ups within U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services are pressuring rank-and-file officers to rubber-stamp immigrants’ visa applications, sometimes against the officers’ will, according to a Homeland Security report and internal documents exclusively obtained by The Daily.

A 40-page report, drafted by the Office of Inspector General in September but not publicly released, details the immense pressure immigration service officers are under to approve visa applications quickly, sometimes while overlooking concerns about fraud, eligibility or security.

One-quarter of the 254 officers surveyed said they have been pressured to approve questionable cases, sometimes “against their will.”

So if there was ever any doubt whose side he's on ...

Victory in Iowa!

... for permanent pre-emptive war!

And we know what that means - more assaults on our civil liberties, bigger, more intrusive government, and more Third-World immigration from the invaded countries.

Quote of the day

"The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter." Winston Churchill

Thanks to Gail for the heads up!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Does Ron Paul's Libertarianism Support Racism?

Yes.

That's what Jonathan Chait concludes in the latest New York Magazine:

The most fevered opponents of civil rights in the fifties and sixties — and, for that matter, the most fervent defenders of slavery a century before — also usually made their case in in process terms rather than racist ones. They stood for the rights of the individual, or the rights of the states, against the federal Goliath. I am sure Paul’s motives derive from ideological fervor rather than a conscious desire to oppress minorities. But the relationship between the abstract principles of his worldview and the ugly racism with which it has so frequently been expressed is hardly coincidental.

And he's right.

If you accept the term "racism" as a legitimate term of discourse, then you MUST conclude that libertarianism, or any other ideology or tradition that does not advocate revolution, is "racist."

The reason is that the term is communist jargon. Leon Trotsky coined the word to disparage those who resisted communism's assault on tradition. According to Trotsky, those who saw race and heritage as real were the messiahs of "backwardness." So adopting Marxist jargon requires the adoption of the Marxist theory that underlies it.

Similarly, a Scientologist who convinced you to forget old-fashioned notions of "sin" and "forgiveness" and instead adopt his jargon, in which a newcomer to the cult advances from "Preclear" to "Clear" to "Operating Thetan," would have made a convert out of you. By using the words that Scientology invented to justify itself, you buy into its worldview.

How, then, do we carry on a debate with these people? Simple: We do not play with the loaded dice they offer. They are the ones advocating government control over every aspect of our lives to ensure "fairness" and "equality." We remind ourselves of Mel Bradford's warning that "The only equality which abstract rights, insisted upon outside the context of politics, are likely to provide is the equality of universal slavery," and then remind our opponents of the historical record of those regimes that attempted to impose abstract equality on its victims, I mean, citizens.

That's why we have to laugh at Andrew Sullivan, Donald Douglas, and Great Satan's Girlfriend when they claim equality and world liberation as "conservative" goals. They're all big-government supremacists, no matter what they call themselves.

Human nature and history stand with us, not them. Let's not forget that.