Saturday, March 31, 2012

Quote of the day

“A madam in New York City claims that John Edwards was a customer in her brothel. You hear that kind of thing and it really makes you lose respect for prostitutes, doesn’t it?” Jay Leno

Overplaying the hate card

Here's a great piece on how liberals use "tolerance" and "anti-racism" as weapons in the political arena:

SPLC is the Southern Poverty Law Center, which began as a small group fighting racism and morphed into a fabulously wealthy bully used by the left to apply the “hate” stamp to people and groups with whom the left disagrees.

The SPLC tracks real hate groups such as skinheads, neo-Nazis and the like, and when it does, it performs a valuable public service as an early-warning system. But recently, SPLC jumped the shark, lumping orthodox Christian outfits like the Family Research Council, Coral Ridge Ministries and others with real hate groups. That’s because those Christian organizations resist the cultural blitzkrieg to accept homosexual and transgender behavior as healthy, normal and unchangeable. ... The Anti-Defamation League ought to be all over the SPLC, but it, too, has bought into a radical leftist agenda that redefines traditional morality as a form of hatred.

In case you think the last sentence is hyperbole, check out this comment from a regular reader of the Southern Poverty Law Center's blog - it's from a post snickering about the Towson University chapter of Youth for Western Civilization losing its faculty adviser:

Gregory said,

on March 28th, 2012 at 4:31 pm

But, he said the group is “only promoting traditional conservative values and is not racist.”

What’s the difference between the two?

Which is precisely the reason we refer to the SPLC as the DC Empire's outsourced Inquisition.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Latino Organizations Dismiss George Zimmerman, Question His Ethnicity

Looks like Zimmerman has been voted off la isla.

Alex Jones talks Texas secession



Here are two other Texans who acknowledge the growing sentiment of secession:

"We've got a great union. There's absolutely no reason to dissolve it. But if Washington continues to thumb their nose at the American people, you know, who knows what might come out of that. But Texas is a very unique place, and we're a pretty independent lot to boot." Rick Perry, governor.

"Secession is back as an issue in politics." Edward Sebesta, author.

The Last Evil Empire

Here's a beaut from John Derbyshire:

"Multiculturalism is barely half a century old; Soviet communism lasted seventy-four years."

His latest article, Multiculturalism: When Will the Sleeper Wake? challenges our ruling elite, who imagine human nature is so malleable that nations can change their demographics at will without negative consequences - actually, it's even more detached from reality than that: they imagine a randomized population will be an improvement over the traditional demographics. Those who question these articles of multicultural faith are condemned as "racist," "white supremacist," and just plain unenlightened.

Just like the Soviet Union, dissent from approved orthodoxy in the DC Empire is met with increasingly harsh measures, from loss of employment to outright violence. Apologists for the empire justify these measures as necessary to enforce its supposed noble ideology, which has become practically indistinguishable from that of the Soviets.

As Derbyshire implies, and as I've argued before, multiculturalism is not sustainable. The question is how much cleaning up we'll have to do once the inevitable collapse comes.

Southern Music break

Here's to Earl Scruggs, one of the giants of Southern music.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spike Lee Did the Wrong Thing

Well, his intentions were good - he wanted to help terrorize George Zimmerman and his family in the ongoing, politically correct lynching the left demands, so he tweeted what he THOUGHT was George Zimmerman's address. Instead, he broadcast the address of two innocent, unrelated folks:

With Twitter and Facebook continuing to explode with posts purporting to contain the address of George Zimmerman, property records and interviews reveal that the home is actually the longtime residence of a married Florida couple, both in their 70s, who have no connection to the man who killed Trayvon Martin and are now living in fear due to erroneous reports about their connection to the shooter.

The mass dissemination of the address on Edgewater Circle in Sanford--the Florida city where Martin was shot to death last month--took flight last Friday when director Spike Lee retweeted a tweet containing Zimmerman’s purported address to his 240,000 followers.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Support the Richard Lauderdale campaign!

Dr. Michael Hill has some great news:

Compatriots: One of our own has a chance to win a local office in Alabama. Please consider helping him. See info below.

FSI,

Michael


Richard Lauderdale is running for county commissioner in Limestone County, Alabama. There were 5 candidates in the primary election, and Mr. Lauderdale ended up in a runoff. The runoff election will be held April 24. If you know anyone who would like to contribute to Richard Lauderdale's campaign fund, please share his mailing address with them:

Richard Lauderdale
12465 Cambridge Lane
Athens, AL 35613

And here's a link to his website.

This is how we can make a difference. Why waste time working for country club Republicans in DC who will sell us out just as fast as Democrats? If we're going to see a bottom-up movement, we have to revitalize local institutions and re-assert local sovereignty.

Here's your chance to do something.

Homebrew Production is Coming

Is it possible to break away from "the holy trinity of mass production, mass marketing, and mass distribution"? Here are two interesting web sites devoted to doing just that: The Tireless Agorist and The Homebrew Industrial Revolution.

When The End Of The World As We Know It comes, you'll feel fine, because you'll know how to make your own stuff.

Support in U.S. for Afghan War Drops Sharply, Poll Finds

Another big-government program fails and the people reject it - 69% now say the US should not be in Afghanistan. But the program goes on.

Ain't democracy grand?

Trayvon Martin shooting: New details emerge from Twitter account, witness testimony

Looks like someone's status as a victim and saint is being challenged. Oh, those stubborn facts.

Check out this comparison of the older pictures of Trayvon and Zimmerman the media prefer you see, versus more recent, and more relevant images.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Who are the REAL hate mongers?

Drinks all around at the Atlantic! Ta-Nahisi's paying!

The media's political narrative has triumphed over the facts in the Trayvon Martin case, which transformed a Latino into a white supremacist. This tee-shirt will incite even more racial animosity than Al Sharpton ever could.


Now if a skinhead had shot Zimmerman, how do you think the media would've portrayed that? "White attacks another white"?

C'mon!

Quote of the day

"If you haven't cursed out a New York Times reporter during the course of a campaign, you're not really a real Republican's the way I look at it." Rick Santorum, on using profanity during a meltdown.

Maybe it's time for Arizona to secede

After Americans have exhausted themselves electing country club Republicans to local office and hoping the nine Supreme Beings might restore some of their stolen rights, they may have to actually get off their rear ends and re-claim what's rightfully theirs. Here's one American veteran who's reached the end of his rope:

No, I'm not a secessionist but it wouldn't take much to make me one. I'm getting sick and tired of illegal immigrants, and some politicians, trying to make our state and country into something I and others put on a uniform to preserve and protect and for which others gave the ultimate sacrifice. To make matters worse, they're stealing our tax dollars to do it!

As Ed Sebesta has observed, "Secession is back as an issue in politics." Let's prove him right.

An objective, unbiased look at the Trayvon Martin case

I can't think of any point of view that was excluded on this MSNBC panel discussion. We have the Rev. Al Sharpton; homosexual activist Kenji Yoshino; Richard Cohen, the president of the Southern Poverty Law Center; and Tim Wise, who openly hates whites.

Yes, it looks like the full spectrum of approved thought was represented here.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy


Go ahead, watch it. Just keep the Pepto-Bismol handy.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Hunger Games: America’s Hideous Destiny?

A wealthy and degenerate ruling elite leaches off the rural majority in this dystopian best-seller. The wildly successful series has much to say about today's DC Empire. From VDare.

Quote of the day

"The Trayvon Martin case involves the shooting of a young black man by a young white man, and the failure of the white-run Southern police department to take any action against the killer. The more evidence comes out, the less defensible and more bigoted the police department's attitude seems." James Fallows

What a remarkable snapshot into the mind of the modern liberal. A Latino shoots a black, and liberals see Southern racial sin and white bigotry.

The idea that this could be yet another incident in the long-simmering grudge match between Latinos and Blacks is just inconceivable to liberals.

If you want to see more of what's inside Mr. Fallows' head - should you have the stomach for it - you can read the whole thing.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Obama’s Afghanistan Massacre Deniers

Anyone who denies the Holocaust is shunned as an enabler of the mass murder of Jews in Nazi Germany. So why do liberals ignore the deaths of millions today? Their denial directly enables the ONGOING deaths of people caught up in DC's endless wars, which Obama is prosecuting just as enthusiastically as Dick Cheney at his worst.

And yes, it's official policy, not an accident:

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Robert Bales’ suspected early March murder of 16 Afghan civilians is cast by the military-industrial-congressional-media complex as the isolated madness of a single American soldier. In fact, victims in the village of Kandahar are just the latest among six million who have perished in America's wars-of-choice in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, and now the Central Asian graveyard of empires, Afghanistan.

That sobering estimate of death comes from John Tirman, executive director of the MIT Center for International Studies, and author of The Deaths of Others: The Fate of Civilians in America’s Wars, whose arguments were recently summarized in The Washington Post essay, “Why Do We Ignore the Civilians Killed in American Wars?”

That same industrialized slaughter will go on in Iran, Syria, or wherever DC unleashes its forces next. But it will be okay, because mainstream conservatives will assure us those nations are a threat somehow, and liberals will proclaim that America's unique role is to liberate the world.

And both stables of pundits will agree that Americans' "exceptionalist view of our own goodness" will justify the hell-fire that's a necessary component of our wars of liberation. After all, as Madeleine Albright said, "If we have to use force, it is because we are America! We are the indispensable nation. We stand tall. We see further into the future." So it was "worth it," argued Albright, when Bill Clinton snuffed out the lives of a half-million innocent Iraqis.

That's the mindset of empire, a toxic blend of narcissism, sanctimony, and psychopathy. And that's what we have in DC, no matter which party is in power. Democrat, Republican, liberal, conservative, it makes no difference. The Empire's only standard of conduct is whatever expands its power at home and abroad.

Why should you care? Even if you aren't concerned about the mass murder of foreigners, DC's war on the Bill of Rights should scare the hell out of you. A regime that is aggressive abroad will be aggressive at home, as Robert E. Lee once warned.

There's only one antidote, and that is the devolution of power from the center to the local level. That means the resurgence of States' Rights. And when our enemies claim our real motivation is "racism," "hate," or whatever incantation they think will shame us into silence, just remind yourself what they're defending so desperately: a bloody empire that hides behind pretty words.

Three new books from the League of the South

Give 'Em Hell Boys!:
The Complete Military Correspondence of Nathan Bedford Forrest


The Quotable Nathan Bedford Forrest:
Selections From the Writings & Speeches of the Confederacy's Most Brilliant Cavalryman


The Old Rebel:
Robert E. Lee As He Was Seen By His Contemporaries


by Lochlainn Seabrook

I can't wait to get my hands on these!

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Neo-Nazi Named 'Muhammed'?

Poor lefties. They get SO frustrated when reality doesn't fit their preconceived notions:

The major story in Europe these last few days has been the manhunt for the killer of four people at a Jewish school in Toulouse and three French paratroopers. Since the paratroopers were all "of color," the open speculation by European talking heads was that the gunman was a Neo-Nazi, thus someone on the "extreme right," a possibility that energized the media.

The Google post for the most recent Associated Press article (10 AM, French time), for instance, reads "French hunt school killer, suspect Neo-Nazi ties." The lead on the Google page reads, "The focus fell Tuesday on three paratroopers who had been expelled from their regiment near Toulouse in 2008 for neo-Nazi sympathies, a police official said." When the reader clicks on the article, however, he is taken to a newer article.

Here the reader learns, "The suspect is 24 years old, of French nationality and says 'he belongs to al-Qaida.'"

Maybe the West should quit worrying about the right and focus on the slow-motion invasion from the Middle East. Just maybe.

LA considers outlawing talk radio deemed "racist and sexist"

The Cultural Revolution has begun:

City Council members took a step closer on Wednesday to becoming the first in the nation to adopt a resolution condemning certain types of speech on public airwaves.

Councilmember Jan Perry introduced legislation that would call upon media companies to ensure “on-air hosts do not use and promote racist and sexist slurs” on radio and other broadcasts.

Members of Black Media Alliance, National Hispanic Media Coalition, Korean-American Bar Association, American Indians in Film and Television were on hand to voice their support for the proposal.

I wonder if these resolutions will be used against Tim Wise?

Ethnic Cleansing, American-Style

Check out this classic piece by James Brovard on the atrocities perpetrated against Southerners during the War for Southern Independence. Brovard notes the hypocrisy of modern-day American leaders who rail against foreign governments that bloody their citizenry to maintain power, though DC's history is even worse.

Thanks to Patrick for the link!

What holds minorities back

If only liberal Democrats had the power, they could eliminate inequality, and minorities would thrive. Gaps in education and income would vanish. Prejudice would evaporate, and there would be total integration of society, with peoples of all races living in the same neighborhoods. If only ...

Problem is, in the places where liberal Democrats DO have the power, the opposite has occurred. In fact, says Pat Buchanan, the income gap in the nation's capital is the worst in the nation:

In Washington, the top 5 percent of households have an average income of $473,000, highest of all of the 50 largest cities in America. The average income of the top 20 percent of district households is $259,000. Only San Francisco ranks higher.

And Democrats are the ruling party in DC:

For Washington is Obamaville. The mayor is a Democrat. The city council is Democratic. There are more lawyers and lobbyists concentrated here than in any city in America.

Here we have the perfect test case — the most liberal city in the republic, with the greatest income inequality, where Obama’s political clout and personal popularity are highest. And there is no obstructionist Republican cabal to block progressive reforms.

Speaking of San Francisco, Thomas Sowell reminds us how blacks have been impacted in that liberal fortress:

No city is more liberal in its rhetoric and policies than San Francisco. Yet there are less than half as many blacks living in San Francisco today as there were in 1970.

Nor is San Francisco unique. A number of other very liberal California counties saw their black populations drop by 10,000 people or more, just between the 1990 and 2000 censuses – even when the total population of these counties was growing.

In fact, says Sowell, the black-white income gap narrowed significantly during the Reagan years. During the time when Democrats were in office, those gains were lost. As Sowell concludes:

One of the many reasons why rhetoric does not automatically translate into reality is that the ramifications of so many government policies produce results completely different from what was claimed, or even believed, when these policies were imposed.

But don't expect the political rhetoric to change. Democrats will continue to stoke black resentment against whites because that's how Democrats win elections.

Similarly, Republicans will continue to push their constituents' buttons as well. Abortion will never be outlawed in this country because it's a sure-fire vote-getter. When George W. Bush was in office, and Republicans held both houses of the legislature, they had the votes to stop abortion, but did not.

That would have been killing the goose that lays golden eggs.

Yes, liberal policies actually harm minorities, but in the corrupt American system of government, ideology trumps reality. And though the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have crippled us financially and led to authoritarian laws, the Republican base still rallies to pro-war candidates.

When will we learn?

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

The Supreme Court vs. America

The latest issue of the American Bar Association's Preview journal features the poll results of Supreme Court experts. On page 32, it's revealed that 85% believe ObamaCare will be upheld.

Just what I've long suspected. Forget original intent; these days, the Constitution is interpreted by the "read-between-the-lines" approach.

The importance of history

Barbara Tuchman's The Guns of August, a book I've praised in the past, was credited by General Maxwell Taylor for giving invaluable insights to President John Kennedy in his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis:

An avid reader of history, Kennedy has been greatly impressed by Barbara Tuchman’s The Guns of August, which he often quoted as evidence that the generals are inclined to have a single solution in a crisis and thus tie the hands of the political leaders by leaving them with the choice between doing nothing and accepting an inflexible war plan.

What made World War I so deadly was the combination of the unitary nation-state, with its unlimited power to tax and conscript, and the mechanistic thinking of scientific management, which mandated the "single best way" of doing things. That's why the inflexible war plans concocted by military staffs received the full (and uncritical) backing of European governments.

The Cuban Missile Crisis illustrated not only the value of understanding history, but that it IS possible to avoid the mistakes of the past.

Quote of the day

"It is particularly bizarre to hear the logic of the administration claiming the right to target its citizens according to some secret selection process, when we justified our attacks against Iraq and Libya because their leaders supposedly were targeting their own citizens!" Ron Paul

You've been targeted for a US drone assassination

What a good citizen should do. From Tom the Dancing Bug

Thanks to Rex for forwarding!

National Debt has increased more under Obama than under Bush


From CBS news:

The National Debt has now increased more during President Obama's three years and two months in office than it did during 8 years of the George W. Bush presidency.

The Debt rose $4.899 trillion during the two terms of the Bush presidency. It has now gone up $4.939 trillion since President Obama took office.

The latest posting from the Bureau of Public Debt at the Treasury Department shows the National Debt now stands at $15.566 trillion. It was $10.626 trillion on President Bush's last day in office, which coincided with President Obama's first day.

All empires fail. The DC Empire is dying of its own excesses. Obama is only accelerating the process. That's why a vote for BHO is a vote for assisted suicide of the Empire. Just as the Soviet Union collapsed, allowing its captive nations to self-organize, the various cultures in the DC Empire will soon do the same when it inevitably falls.

Southerners should think of it this way: a vote for Obama is a vote for Jefferson Davis.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Immigration and Empire

Have you noticed that as DC assumes more power, and as the country becomes more diverse, individual security and liberty have faded?

That's not just a correlation, that's cause and effect.

Voluntary, representative government cannot exist without shared cultural bonds. Conversely, the more atomized the population, the more need for a powerful government to keep order. Our handlers in DC know that well. That's why they're SO excited about Third-World immigration. The more immigrants they import, the more demand they create for even more government intervention at home and abroad. It's a vicious but VERY lucrative cycle for the military-industrial-congressional complex: greater levels of immigration create more clients for the welfare state, and more cannon fodder for the warfare state.

One of the provisions of the DREAM ACT allows illegal immigrants to win citizenship by serving in the military. (Who better to "defend the Constitution" than someone who has openly scoffed at our laws?) That's why "conservative" Newt Gingrich supports the DREAM ACT.

But that's not all. Opening the doors to Third-World colonization creates countless little lobbying groups for military action all over the world. Yesterday in Charlotte, Syrian immigrants demanded US intervention in their home country:

More than 100 protesters spent Sunday chanting slogans and holding Syrian flags in uptown Charlotte as they railed against the Syrian government, which has been accused of killing its own people, and international peacekeeping organizations the protesters say aren’t taking a stand.

Women wore white hijabs, and dozens of people held signs that read “Free Syria” or “Long Live Freedom.” At one point, two 15-passenger vans pulled up outside of the Bank of America building, and more chanting protesters streamed out.

Halliburton, Lockheed Martin, and all the other politically connected "defense" industries need war. Problem is, as Iraq and Afghanistan sink into anarchy, there are no plausible "threats" to justify more military action.

Since self-defense isn't an issue, we have to be persuaded it's time to spread more democracy. And here's John McCain leading the charge. Yes, a vast majority of Americans oppose getting involved in yet another war of choice, but since when does OUR voice count?

You don't want war with Syria? What are you, anti-immigrant?

And the music goes 'round and 'round ...

Dr Michael Hill on Southern Independence



Dr Michael Hill is President of The League of the South, a former university professor of British history and the author of 'Celtic Warfare' and 'Fire & Sword.' In this podcast Dr Hill speaks about one of the fundamental aspects of Southern nationalism -- the desire for an independent South. He argues that reform is impossible because the avenues for reform are in the hands of those who most need to be reformed. The people and institutions of power are not going to allow themselves to be reformed out of their position of wealth and control, Dr Hill believes. He addresses common objections to Southern independence and argues that only in an independent South will the Southern people ultimately be able to survive.

"The Hunger Games"

Dear Old Rebel:

This week will see the release of the movie version of the bestselling book "The Hunger Games." It depicts a post-apocalyptic future, North America is now composed of thirteen servile districts, fiefdoms of an omnipotent capitol. That could never happen in the Land of the Free--right? Oops, for a moment I forgot how the South was remade into five military districts for Reconstruction. The movie's title comes from the annual blood sports where children sent from the districts to fight to the death on television. The book and its sequels are being widely read by children and adults, all of the latter appearing to be women under thirty. Sadly, I see no sign that this book will encourage consideration of our own omnipotent capitol, our own fascination with "bread and circuses," and our own loss of liberty.

Who needs a dystopian future when you have a dystopian present? We still revel in material goods and shallow pleasures while the rot advances and the noose tightens. The store shelves and airwaves are full of junk, as are our minds and our souls.

Regards,
Alex

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Obama issues Executive Order on National Defense Preparedness

Obama has issued an Executive Order stating the office of the president has "complete control over all the resources in the United States in times of war or emergency." And by "all resources," the EO specifies that includes "energy, production, transportation, food, and even water resources by decree."

But here's Ed Morrissey pointing out this is nothing new, that Obama is only updating emergency powers presidents have held since 1951.

There. Feel better?

St Patrick’s Day 2012: The Wearing O’ The … Confederate Battle Flag?

Peter Brimelow says he's accepted the Irish Tricolor, so Americans should tolerate the Confederate Battle Flag.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Multiculturalism's Failure



There's an obvious solution: mandatory diversity training.

Where is the outrage against Obama’s tactics in war on terror?

I suppose pigs are flying loop-the-loops on this St. Patrick's Day. They have to be. For Leonard Pitts, a hard-left columnist who's never seen a federal power grab he didn't like, now agrees Obama's claimed power to execute Americans without a trial is wrong and should be opposed:

[I]t is inconceivable that the White House would claim the right to kill without at least presenting its evidence before a federal judge in a secret hearing. To eschew even that safeguard — there is precedent, in urgent cases, for a ruling to be handed down in hours or even minutes — is to set Obama up as potential judge, jury and executioner of every accused terrorist.

So where is the outrage? Had Bush claimed the right to kill American citizens without judicial oversight, the resulting cries of protest would have been audible on the moon.

Of course, Pitts is right - there would have been massive protests had Bush claimed such power. But, just as only Nixon could go to China, only Obama could nullify the Bill of Rights.

That's how the central government works. Republicans provide "conservative" cover for big-government programs conservatives would object to, and Democrats provide "liberal" cover for programs liberals would oppose if a Republican sponsored them.

Richard Nixon implemented Affirmative Action. Ronald Reagan granted amnesty to illegal aliens. And George W. Bush pushed through No Child Left Behind, which nationalized the state-controlled schools.

Both parties assure us they must control us for our own good. Obama's just doing what Democrats do best, and that is to expand DC's power over us in the name of "social justice" and "democracy."

Friday, March 16, 2012

Rush and the New Blacklist

Pat Buchanan reminds us that "every establishment has its own orthodoxy, its own taboos, and its own blacklist," and the multicult DC Empire is no different. Free speech is allowed these days as long as you support the Empire and its rigid ideology.

FBI: Afghan civilian killings could spark attacks in U.S.

"The alleged murder of 16 Afghan civilians by a U.S. soldier could spur retaliatory violence in the United States, a law enforcement advisory by the FBI and Department of Homeland Security warned."

The above is from a CNN report on an intelligence bulletin issued this week to state and local law enforcement personnel around the country.

Now let's think about this. What created this situation? It was the combination of a belligerent foreign policy coupled with an open borders immigration policy. At the same time DC is waging war in Muslim countries, it's encouraging immigrants from those countries to settle here.

If only someone could have anticipated the problems those polices would cause! Oh, wait, here's someone saying just that four years ago - but he's one of those "extremists" who doesn't believe in the boundless joy of imperial diversity.

Of course, you know what DC's answer to this threat will be: more government surveillance, more ripping up of the Bill of Rights, and as for Muslims still in Muslim-land, well, our troops will just have to keep murdering them until they learn to love us.

In a regime where the above is official policy, it's an honor to be considered out of the mainstream. (That's what inspired this blog's Orwellian motto.)

D.C.’s crime solution: Be a victim

Our handlers' idea of how we sheep should behave is simple: behave like sheep. Residents of DC can't have guns, so only the crooks are armed. (Surprise!) So the best things victims can do is to be good little victims:

Washington residents are up in arms, though not armed. With violent crime up 40 percent in the first two months of the year - including double the number of robberies at gunpoint - residents are looking for ways to protect themselves. Elected officials and police have no solution. ...

Mr. Quander [the District’s deputy mayor] thinks victimhood is preferable to self-defense. “The problem is, if you are armed, it escalates the situation,” Mr. Quander told residents. “It is much better, in my opinion, to be scared, to be frightened, and even if you have to be, to be injured, but to walk away and survive. You’ll heal, and you can replace whatever was taken away.”

Learned helplessness is what our handlers want all of us to conform to. Only the Almighty State is sovereign, so the right of self-defense is the State's exclusive property. That's why authoritarians of all stripes, whether fascist, communist, or socialist, want to outlaw guns. Armed citizens are sovereign citizens. Unarmed sheep are -- a convenient food source.

UN to propose planetary regulations of water, food

The globalists who control big business and big government are plotting their next move:

An environmental report issued by an agency of the United Nations last month has some critics sounding the alarm, saying it is a clarion call for "global governance" over how the Earth is managed.

The report, “21 Issues for the 21st Century,” from the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Foresight Process, is the culmination of a two-year deliberative process involving 22 core scientists. It is expected to receive considerable attention in the run-up to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which will be held in Rio, Brazil, in June.

Global governance, by definition, is the negation of self-government. A people united by a common history and culture know what's best for themselves. But the know-it-alls have a different idea.

How far west is Dixie?

A reader writes,

Liviing in Texas I've often noticed that once you get west of I-35 (runs north-south through Dallas-Ft. Worth, down through Austin and to San Antonio) people quickly change from calling themselves Southerners to Westerners. I'm spending the week in Odessa, TX (far west Texas) and one of the major arteries through town is Dixie Blvd. Now why would a non-Southern town use that name? Not to mention the Davis Mountains are in Jeff Davis County, not far from here, and the town of Robert E. Lee is not far from here either. Dixie is farther west than some want to admit, sadly. I'm just glad I can go 800 miles west of home (near Houston) and still be in Dixie.

Jeff

"Gay" marriage rally fizzles in Raleigh

Heh. Organizers of a march in Raleigh had expected over a thousand to protest biology a proposed amendment against "gay marriage," but only a couple hundred showed up. Here's how the Charlotte Observer described the crowd:

The crowd included toddlers, teenagers, workers in their 40s, gay people, straight people and a few Libertarians.

Sounds like a typical "Occupy" rally.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Quote of the day

"While we're on the subject of Iranian 'rationality,' it is perhaps worth noting that its leaders weren't goofy enough to invade Iraq on a pretext and then spend trillions of dollars fighting an unnecessary war there." Stephen Walt

Ouch.

Diseases from imported food on the rise

Here's a great ad for local food:

Food-borne disease outbreaks caused by imports seemed to rise in 2009 and 2010, with fish and spices the most common sources, the Centers for Disease Control said on Wednesday.

Almost half of the outbreaks, or localized epidemics, pointed to foods imported from areas that had not been linked to outbreaks before, the CDC said in a statement.

"As our food supply becomes more global, people are eating foods from all over the world, potentially exposing them to germs from all corners of the world, too," said CDC epidemiologist Hannah Gould, lead author of a report on the upturn.

Germs from all over the world are coming to America, where they marinate and blend together into all sorts of surprising new diseases. Gives a whole new meaning to the word, "multi-cultural." Yummmmm.

Interesting numbers coming out of Alabama

Why would voters vote for Ron Paul's delegates, but not for him? These are indeed INTERESTING numbers - if by "interesting," you mean "bogus."

Operation Steal the Vote 2012

Now here's a classic David versus Leviathan story. The people of Texas aren't qualified to govern themselves, and so it's up to their betters in the District of Corruption to slap them around until they behave. From Stand With Arizona:

The Obama Administration continued its assault upon the sacred right to vote, by blocking the Texas’ Voter ID law passed overwhelmingly last year, and signed by Governor Rick Perry (R).

Texas’ common-sense law is intended to make sure that voters prove they are legally authorized to vote by doing what they do every time they want to board an airplane, or take out a library card: show ID.

But the Administration is hell-bent on using (and abusing) every ounce of legal muscle to try and stop states from making sure that illegal voters do not influence the critical elections this year. Their baseball bat of choice is the outdated Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Another pampered and powerful organization, the NAACP, is siccing the United Nations on Texas and other States with Voter ID laws. Seems the NAACP wants to bring down the wrath of the global community on these States because of the horrid oppression such laws create.

What sort of oppression are powerless minorities suffering in States requiring a photo ID? Behold:

The civil rights group says one, Kemba Smith Pradia, was convicted of a drug-related offense and is concerned that if she moves back to Virginia from the Midwest, state law will block her voting because of her record, even though she was granted clemency by President Bill Clinton.

What a great slogan this would make: Felons who move to a State where they aren't allowed to vote should be able to enjoy the same rights as anyone else.

Man Pleads Guilty to Threatening Arpaio

Looks like another one of the apostles of reason has run off the tracks of the crazy train. From Fox News:

A man described as a President Barack Obama fanatic pleads guilty to threatening to kill Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Adam Eugene Cox appeared in a Tennessee courtroom on Wednesday.

He was arrested last year for a death threat that began on the Internet.

Cox threatened to kill the sheriff and his family.

Sheriff Arpaio is famous for upholding the laws the Feds prefer to ignore. He's equally famous for having chosen the right enemies - both the Mexican Drug Cartels and the Feds are out for his head.

Both are enraged that Arpaio has impeded the Latinization of America.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

U.S. Marines ordered to disarm before Panetta speaks

How bad are things going in Afghanistan? This bad:

Hundreds of U.S. Marines were ordered by an American sergeant on Wednesday to disarm before entering a tent where Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was set to speak during his trip to Afghanistan.

No reason was given and U.S. officials tried to downplay the move. But the highly unusual security measure comes amid rising tension in the country after an American solider allegedly killed 16 Afghan civilians on Sunday.

Sgt. Maj. Brandon Hall told more than 200 Marines at Camp Leatherneck that they were to leave their weapons outside. Afghan troops had already been told that they, too, were not allowed to bring their guns.

US commanders don't trust ANYONE in this insane war - not even their own troops.

American flag with President Obama's image sparks outrage at Florida Democrats

Imagine the uproar if the Republicans pulled a comparable stunt when W the Conqueror was president:

An American flag with President Obama's image in place of the stars flew over a Florida county's Democrat headquarters long enough to enrage local veterans who called the altered banner "a disgrace."

Lake County Democratic Party officials took down the flag, which flew just below a standard Old Glory on the flagpole outside headquarters in Tavares following complaints by local veterans. But merely taking it down wasn't enough for several local veterans, who said they fought for the flag Betsy Ross made famous, not one with a politician on it.

"It's absolutely disrespectful," Jim Bradford, a 71-year-old veteran who participated in the Bay of Pigs Invasion told FoxNews.com. "It's totally ridiculous. To put somebody's picture there, to me, it's a disgrace to do that."

John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads Pulled From Gettysburg Giftshop

25 years from now, one of these adorable figures will be re-discovered on Antiques Roadshow, and appraised at $1 million dollars.

Yes - you heard that right!

ObamaCare to cost almost double original estimate

Oopsies! Looks like we've been fooled again - this time, by the new boss:

President Obama's national health care law will cost $1.76 trillion over a decade, according to a new projection released today by the Congressional Budget Office, rather than the $940 billion forecast when it was signed into law.

Democrats employed many accounting tricks when they were pushing through the national health care legislation, the most egregious of which was to delay full implementation of the law until 2014, so it would appear cheaper under the CBO's standard ten-year budget window and, at least on paper, meet Obama's pledge that the legislation would cost "around $900 billion over 10 years."

We've seen how Obama has been continuing the Bush regime's policies of perpetual war and undermining the Bill of Rights. So it appears Obama is also continuing W's policy of lying to the American people about the cost of war and socialized medicine.

Look for a Southern Poverty Law Center exposé about the Congressional Budget Office being staffed by kluxers. (They're everywhere, you know.)

How I Became a Hate Group


Daniel Greenfield speculates what the criteria are for the SPLC's "hate group" designation, and specifically, why he and his cat are now deemed a "hate group." His conclusion? "The Southern Poverty Law Center was in desperate need of more hate groups to fight."

You will definitely want to read the whole thing. A classic put down!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

NC Marriage Amendment

The latest poll shows that 64% of all North Carolina voters support an amendment recognizing marriage as between one man and one woman. 30% oppose it. That's a 34% support margin.

But black voters support the amendment by a 40% margin.

That's why the homosexual lobby continues to simmer in anger at blacks. As Andrew Sullivan has lamented, "There is, alas, no ethnic community as homophobic in America as African-Americans."

What happens when the Feds don't do their job?

This:

A 35-year-old south Charlotte man has been charged with statutory rape after a 14-year-old girl gave birth to his child this weekend, according to police.

Jail officials say Juan Martinez Hernandez, who is believed to be in the country illegally, has run afoul of police and immigration agents before, following a 2010 drunken driving arrest.

It’s unclear what became of Hernandez between his release to immigration agents in 2010 and the rape charges on Sunday. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials couldn’t be reached for comment Monday.

Law enforcement had this scum and the Feds let him slip away. The story goes on to report that it was the 287g program that enabled local law enforcement to ascertain that Hernandez was here illegally. Odd, isn't it, that federal immigration officials "didn’t return calls" about how Hernandez got away from them?

And what little enforcement ICE is responsible for will be weakened even more when the Obama regime effectively ends the 287g program. Yeah, there'll be more unfortunate incidents like this one, but we'll get more Democratic voters and more cheap labor. Win, win!

Is history "racist"?

The Republic of Republics the Founders established is gone, supplanted by an Empire whose policy is perpetual war in the name of liberation - not that different from the old Soviet Union, when you think about it. Like the Soviet Union, personal liberty in the DC Empire is at the whim of faceless, ruthless bureaucrats who have the power to snuff out dissent at their discretion.

The League of the South opposes that Empire. While the Empire desires a randomized, multicultural population so fragmented that only an authoritarian government could hold it together, we seek to preserve our traditional culture.

Naturally, DC packages its agenda in the most benign terms. A fundamental part of that agenda is the rewriting of history to justify its power. That's why the League so vigorously challenges the Empire's central myth of the "Great Liberator" that roams the planet in search of monsters to destroy. Lincoln's War, and the propaganda behind it, is the foundation of that myth. As Dr. Tom DiLorenzo observes, "The Lincoln myth is the cornerstone of the propaganda apparatus of American military imperialism."

So when confronted with the following, we must respond:

"The League of the South doesn't just defend secession as a political concept. They promote nonsense about how well off African slaves were, demonize the abolitionist movement and are highly critical of the civil rights movement."

The notion that Lincoln waged a war to liberate mistreated slaves is pure propaganda. And to point out that Uncle Tom's Cabin was sensationalized fiction is not to defend slavery.

A recent post on the pro-war FrumForum included this doozy:

"My Southern ancestors lived quiet rural lives. The harshest and most dangerous labor in their world was performed by slaves..."

No, it wasn't. Why would slaveowners squander their investment that way? It was cheaper to send in immigrants - which is just what they did when there was dangerous work to be done. For example:

Builders of the New Basin Canal [in 1831], which connected the downtown American sector of New Orleans with Lake Pontchartrain, preferred to hire Irishmen because the work was dangerous, and they did not want their valuable slaves injured or killed.

Laboring in water up to their hips, canal diggers were very susceptible to yellow fever, malaria, and cholera. Estimates of the number of Irishmen buried along the New Basin Canal ranged from 3,000 to 30,000.

Statistical analysis by Nobel Prize winning University of Chicago professor Robert Fogel and University of Rochester Stanley Engerman revealed that wage-slaves in Northern sweat shops were worse off than slaves in the South.

Are these professors guilty of "racism" because of their conclusions?

If someone stated that Stalin hated his mother, I'd point out that he in fact was very close to her. That's an historical fact. My statement would not make me a Stalinist or an apologist for communism.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Quote of the day

"Scratch an egalitarian, and you will inevitably find a statist." Murray Rothbard

Poll: Overwhelming US Opposition to Afghan War

60% of Americans now say the liberation occupation of Afghanistan is not worth it. An all-time low of 17% "strongly" believe in the war.

Funny how our handlers claim we live in a democracy when the people are actually powerless in this country. From perpetual war to open borders, we're forced to accept what DC wants, no matter what we think.

If only there were some remedy ...

It's not just Rush

98 major advertisers have informed radio traffic managers that they want to stop advertising on controversial shows. These advertisers include Ford, GM, Toyota, Allstate, State Farm, McDonald’s and Subway. Check out what they consider "controversial":

They’ve specifically asked that you schedule their commercials in dayparts or programs free of content that you know are deemed to be offensive or controversial (for example, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh, Tom Leykis, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity). Those are defined as environments likely to stir negative sentiment from a very small percentage of the listening public.

So - if even a "very small percentage" of the listening public gets offended and makes enough noise, these advertisers will cut off their advertising.

This is how free speech will die.

Southern Poverty Law Center: "We have a list ..."

Martin Cothran is a Latin, logic, and rhetoric instructor who blogs at Vital Remnants. In his latest post, he examines the Southern Poverty Law Center's fatwa against the League of the South. He doesn't agree with all of our beliefs, but with a logician's rigorous demand for consistency, he concludes that the standards used to condemn the League as a "hate group" could be used to condemn leftist organizations as well.

Feel free to drop a comment on his site. We should notice when someone gives us a fair hearing.

Conservatives for Radical Egalitarianism!

Imagine a country with only two political parties. One is communist, which demands government control of all property so it can enforce equality of outcome for all citizens. The other party is socialist, which argues that democratic elections and consensus are the best ways to promote equality.

Both parties demand the same thing - they differ only on method. How long could freedom last in such a country?

Well, we don't have to imagine it - we have people in this country calling for radical egalitarianism.

For example, Lewis Diuguid, an NAACP activist and radical columnist, recently called for even more government action to equalize income between whites and minorities:

Because of this country's racist past, the future for people of color, and the United States overall, doesn't look too promising.

That was the conclusion of a United for a Fair Economy report. ...

Racial disparities here are older than the republic. They've been maintained to advance whites over minorities in income, wealth, education, employment and health while holding a disproportionate share of people of color in poverty and incarceration ...

"Race must stay at the forefront of our thoughts as we develop public policies at the national, state and local level," the report notes. "To not do so runs the risk of perpetuating racial economic inequalities, and in some cases, it will make things worse."

Here's another example. Obama has caught some flak lately for his past endorsement of Derrick Bell, whose "Critical Race" theory incorporates the following points:

"Whiteness” is an illegitimate social construct to oppress other people.

“Blackness” is a legitimate social construct to resist oppression.

Black failure is caused by white oppression.

The US Constitution does not have the capacity to keep whites from oppressing blacks.

Only a totalitarian Marxist government can correct white oppression AND/OR

Whites must cease to exist as an identifiable group.


You wouldn't support those radicals, now would you? Now see what you think of this one:

You can hearken back to days before the Civil War, when, unfortunately, unfortunately too many Americans mistakenly believed that not all men were created equal. And it was the Civil War that began the codification of the truth that here in America, yes, we are equal and we all have equal opportunities, not based on the color of your skin.

So - America was founded on the principle of equality. (Actually, it wasn't, and here's why.) But somehow, "too many Americans" (read: Southerners) didn't get it, so it was necessary to invade the South and impose military rule to realize the Founders' vision.

The author of the above quote is Sarah Palin. Yes, that Sarah Palin.

Now you tell me - how long can we preserve liberty in this country if "conservatives" adopt the same goal - equality - as radicals?

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Quote of the day

"That flag frankly, is divisive and shouldn't be shown. Right now with the kinds of issues we've got in this country, I'm not going to get involved with a flag like that." "Severe conservative" and "honorary Southerner" Mitt Romney, who loves grits, but hates the South's most famous emblem.

This day in history

In 1861, the Confederate States of America adopted its constitution.

For more on the CSA's constitution, see this article.

In 1990, Augusto Pinochet of Chile, dictator since 1973, steps down. This CIA-backed dictator was responsible for at least 2,000 political murders.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Quote of the day

"Allowing women to go out in public uncovered and unaccompanied is a Western imposition that is out of step with our fundamental traditions. We will never have peace if we attempt to persist with such offensive alien ideas. Bringing women back under the discipline of sharia law is a small price to pay to end the war." Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

Country music and the culture wars

Why do conservatives prefer country music to hip-hop? Look at what country music focuses on - a sense of continuity, of belonging, of having responsibility to the past and the present, as opposed to the "Me-ism" of liberalism and libertarianism:

Country is the most "upbeat and conventional" genre of music. A preference for "upbeat and conventional" music is negatively correlated with "openness" and positively correlated with "conscientiousness," and so, as you would then expect, self-described conservatives tend to like "upbeat and conventional" music (more than any other kind), while self-described liberals tend to like everything else better. ...

More generally, country music comes again and again to the marvel of advancing through life's stations, and finds delight in experiencing traditional familial and social relationships from both sides. Once I was a girl with a mother, now I'm a mother with a girl. My parents took care of me, and now I take care of them. I was once a teenage boy threatened by a girl's gun-loving father, now I'm a gun-loving father threatening my girl's teenage boy. Etc. And country is full of assurances that the pleasures of simple, rooted, small-town, lives of faith are deeper and more abiding than the alternatives.

Country songs are songs about the Big Picture, which modern life tends to neglect.

Friday, March 9, 2012

"I like grits"

The Romneybot will say or do whatever its programmers tell it. I know politicians will do anything to win an election, but this is just pathetic:



"Unofficial Southerner." Right.

Attorney General Holder defends execution without charges

Glenn Greenwald is a liberal who is immune to Obama's charm. Most liberals are willfully blind to Obama's consolidation and expansion of the Bush-Cheney agenda of endless war and authoritarian government. In his latest article, Greenwald not only condemns Obama for imprisoning and executing Americans without a trial, but thunders against Democrats who are literally letting Obama get away with murder:

The willingness of Democrats to embrace and defend this power is especially reprehensible because of how completely, glaringly and obviously at odds it is with everything they loudly claimed to believe during the Bush years. Recall two of the most significant “scandals” of the Bush War on Terror: his asserted power merely to eavesdrop on and detain accused Terrorists without judicial review of any kind. Remember all that? Progressives endlessly accused Bush of Assaulting Our Values and “shredding the Constitution” simply because Bush officials wanted to listen in on and detain suspected Terrorists — not kill them, just eavesdrop on and detain them — without first going to a court and proving they did anything wrong.

You definitely want to read the whole thing.

It's fundraising time again!


Of course, at the Southern Poverty Law Center, it's ALWAYS fundraising time. And all they have to do is cut and paste their boilerplate hysterics about Nazis taking over the country, and the stenographers in the corporate media echo the SPLC's every word.

So here's yet another dire warning that "hate groups" are on the rise. And notice, the reporter doesn't pose a single question about the SPLC's own motives of raking in more millions from frightened liberals, demonizing dissent, and expanding its own political clout.

And once again, the SPLC's Mark Potok conflates Nazis with anyone who questions an out-of-control central government - and the reporter lets Potok get away with it:

"When you look at places like South Carolina and other states in the deep south what you do see is a fairly active neo-confederate movement made up of groups like the league of the south [sic] which is pushing remarkably enough for a second southern [sic] secession."

Notice how the topic changed from delusional, wannabe totalitarians to activists who believe in the original intent of the Constitution? Potok gives the impression they're all the same.

And, yes, how "remarkable" it is that citizens want to rein in a central government that props up murderous dictators around the globe, and now claims the power to imprison and even execute American citizens without a trial.

The Empire's sycophants can't argue facts, so they have to resort to delegitimizing those who object to mass murder and growing tyranny. It pays to serve the king.

Israel asks U.S. for arms that could aid Iran strike

No good can come of this:

Israel has asked the United States for advanced "bunker-buster" bombs and refueling planes that could improve its ability to attack Iran's underground nuclear sites, an Israeli official said on Thursday.

"Such a request was made" around the time of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Washington this week, the official said, confirming media reports.

Hmm. What timing! Just when Netanyahu is complaining that Obama isn't doing enough for Israel, and the top Republican candidates for president are accusing Obama of being "anti-Israel."

This reminds me of a classic Calvin and Hobbes cartoon:

"Mom, can I have a flame thrower?”

"No!"

“Mom, can I have a rocket launcher?”

"No."

"Mom, can I have a couple of cookies?”

“No. It’s too close to dinner.”

Then in the last frame, Calvin says, “She’s on to me!”

Quote of the day

"In its most extreme form, national control of curriculum is a form of national control of ideas." Joseph Califano, secretary of Health, Education and Welfare under Jimmy Carter.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Quote of the day

"One of the most offensive things about the society in which I later found myself was its monstrous itch for changing people. It seemed to me a society made up of congenital missionaries, natural-born evangelists and propagandists, bent on re-shaping, re-forming and standardizing people according to a pattern of their own devising." Albert Jay Nock, on his fellow Yankees.

Libyan NTC Ruler Vows to Unite Country ‘By Force’

Look for more strife in Libya:

The next Libyan civil war looks set to begin at any time now, and as with the 2011 version, it looks like Benghazi will be the first battleground, as NTC chairman Mustafa Jalil today announced his determination to unite the country “with force.”

Jalil’s announcement is a harsh response to yesterday’s announcement by a number of local leaders that they are planning to make Benghazi and the surrounding area a “semi-autonomous region” within Libya.

What Chairman Jalil doesn't understand is that government should be voluntary, rather than forced on its citizens. If people are forced into a political association against their will, the only result can be tyranny, not liberty. That's something we Americans understand and respect.

Oh, wait a minute ... maybe not ALL Americans.

How to Read the Constitution

The latest American Conservative features Thomas E. Woods's review of Brion McClanahan's The Founding Fathers Guide to the Constitution. McClanahan has the distinction of being the last doctoral student of Professor Clyde Wilson, one of the founders of the League of the South.

So our expectations are ALREADY high - and judging from Woods's review, we're not going to be disappointed. This book sounds like a must-have addition to the freedom activist's arsenal.

Contrary to the distortions and outright fabrications of modern-day apologists for big government, the Founders established States' Rights as the ultimate protector of liberty. They knew central governments tend to aggrandize their power over their subjects, therefore, decentralization was the safety net the Founders incorporated into our system of government to prevent that from happening. As Thomas Woods points out:

At North Carolina’s ratifying convention, James Iredell told the delegates that when “Congress passes a law consistent with the Constitution, it is to be binding on the people. If Congress, under pretense of executing one power, should, in fact, usurp another, they will violate the Constitution.” In December 1787 Roger Sherman observed that an “excellency of the constitution” was that “when the government of the united States acts within its proper bounds it will be the interest of the legislatures of the particular States to Support it, but when it leaps over those bounds and interferes with the rights of the State governments they will be powerful enough to check it.”

Of course, the government supremacists, both left and right, will no doubt counter that we cannot understand the TRUE intent of the Constitution unless we "read between the lines" at the document's IMPLIED meaning.

This book will enable States' Rights activists to shoot down such silliness. Thank you, Dr. McClanahan!

Panetta says "International permission" determines military action, not Congress


So when do we arrest Panetta for violating his oath of office?

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Armour Plating the Power of Government

Looks like a new legal standard is emerging whenever citizens confront government wrongdoing: the government can do no wrong.

Horrifying racist incident at high school basketball game

Better sit down if you haven't seen this already:

When the final whistle blew Saturday, Alamo Heights celebrated a convincing victory over San Antonio Edison. ...

But it was just after the trophy presentation when the coach was not proud of the chant coming from Alamo Heights fans.

"USA, USA, USA," they chanted.

San Antonio Independent School District officials took the chant as a racial insult to a school with all minority players from a school with mostly white ones. ...

Both districts are now just trying to move past this disturbing incident.

Get that? Officials at the losing school "took the chant" of "USA!" as a racial insult. Now it's an established legal precedent that a minority's subjective interpretation of speech or actions by whites determines the whites' intentions. So of course the whites groveled.

I wonder how the (presumably Latino) players "took" the national anthem? Or how about the name of the triumphant white school? I mean really - "Alamo Heights" - what an obvious insult to Mexican pride!

These days, the natural affinity for one's own heritage is interpreted as a bad, bad thing - that is, if you're white. So patriotism, which is blatant preference for one's own over aliens - must be condemned as "racist."

Politician charged in voter fraud case


Uh-oh! Looks like the impossible has happened again:

City Councilman Flake Huggins and three family members have been indicted on voter fraud charges after investigators said the politician had relatives lie about their addresses to vote in his runoff race last fall.

Huggins is charged with aiding and abetting illegal voting and with obstruction of justice, both felonies. The obstruction charge, which carries a heavier penalty, stems from allegations he lied to investigators working on the voting case.

But Attorney General Eric Holder says there's no need to worry about voter fraud - and that efforts to prevent it are actually eeeevil attempts to intimidate minority voters:

Critics complain that the measures will have a disproportionate impact on minorities and the poor and are aimed at suppressing turnout of voters who tend to support Democrats. Supporters generally cite a need to fight fraud, though some have on occasion admitted seeking to discourage voting by specific groups, such as students.

Holder suggested that the new voter ID laws are unnecessary but was vague about what action the Justice Department plans to take against them, particularly in those states free to craft election procedures without the prior approval from the DOJ or the courts required by the Voting Rights Act.

Maybe it's time the NAACP did something about vote fraud. Oh, wait - they're already on it!

So, to review, what we see in the first picture is NOT voter intimidation, but the second IS. Got it?

Utah on verge of passing bill demanding Feds relinquish public land

Has the Sagebrush Rebellion re-kindled? It sure looks like it! From Fox News:

Utah is poised to become the first state to pass a package of bills that demand the federal government relinquish claims to huge sections of public land. A proposal that advanced Wednesday demands that by 2014 the federal government cede control of nearly 30 million acres -- nearly 50 percent of the entire state.

A bill setting an identical deadline is also moving in the Arizona Legislature.

Rep. Ken Ivory, who is leading the effort in Utah and helped draft model legislation for use in other states, said the federal government doesn't treat states like equal partners in land management.

"If sovereignty means anything, it means not having to say pretty please, or mother may I," Ivory said.

State sovereignty has bounced back stronger than ever.

Announcing Georgia League of the South Symposium on the14th Amendment

When: March 10, 2012
Where: Barnesville Civic Center, Barnesville, Georgia

The 14th amendment is perhaps the most controversial among the 27 embodied in the U.S. Constitution. And for good reason! The 14th amendment fundamentally altered the nature of the federal government, its relationship to the states, and the very definition of “citizen.” This one-day symposium will explore the following topics:

Citizenship in the United States.

What it means to be a resident .

Legal tender laws and what they imply.

How the 14th amendment transformed our political status and system of law.

For more info, click here.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Kevin Levin vs. Ed Sebesta

They're at it again! It's the ongoing grudge match between Kevin Levin's League of the Anti-South and Ed Sebesta, the Anti-Southern Pseudo-Intellectual. Both sides hate the same thing, but disagree on details. Imagine a faculty senate brawl moderated by Jerry Springer.

In a post entitled, "Has Edward Sebesta Ever Visited The Museum of the Confederacy?" Kevin Levin questions Ed Sebesta's latest condemnation of the MOC. Per Levin, "This most recent entry displays the same shoddy analysis and research that can be found in the other parts."

But "shoddy analysis and research" is what Ed Sebesta does. Why obsess about this particular piece? Here's a selection from Sebesta's latest opus - it's typical Sebesta boilerplate:

[T]he Museum of the Confederacy has provided a home for neo-Confederates like Ludwell Johnson and worked with neo-Confederate organizations; Part II explained that the MOC obscures the issue of slavery in its hagiographic portrayals of Confederate leaders. These activities, however, support what can be considered the primary function of the Museum: to create and reproduce Confederate national identity.

Wow. Just wow. You have to understand that Sebesta sees neo-Confederates lurking everywhere. (Think I'm kidding? He once accused Bill Clinton of promoting "neo-Confederacy.") However, I found this observation from Levin interesting:

Once again, Sebesta makes no effort to talk to Waite Rawls or John Coski about why their flag preservation program is important and how it is used to tell the MOC’s story to the general public. He makes no attempt to talk with museum officials about their mission and the unique challenges they face in the former capital of the Confederacy.

But Sebesta never talks to anybody he attacks. He JUST KNOWS the evil that lurks in their hearts. Sebesta fancies himself some kind of crusader dedicated to ending the Reign of Terror perpetrated by the United Daughters of the Confederacy and other "neo-Confederates." So in his mind, any kind words about Southern heroes are actually part of a plot to bring back slavery.

Break out the popcorn!

Holder: Constitution doesn't cover terrorists

Don't look now, but DC just took another giant leap toward tyranny:

In his most forceful defense yet of the Obama administration's use of lethal force against U.S. citizens linked to terrorism, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that the Constitution does not protect U.S. suspects plotting to kill other Americans.

Notice the operative term here is "suspects." Yes, you read that correctly: a mere accusation of plotting terrorism is sufficient cause for the president to order your legal assassination.

This is just the latest in an ongoing, disturbing trend. All you have to do to discredit and silence a person these days is to invoke a pejorative term against them.

For example, throw the term "fascist" at someone, and elected officials will pressure hotels to deny you a place to meet and exercise your right to free speech. You are allowed no appeal, nor an opportunity to defend yourself.

Now, Americans can be indefinitely imprisoned or even assassinated on the word of the Temporary Dictator. All he has to do is to claim he suspected you of plotting terrorism. No proof required.

This is why James Madison warned, "We are right to take alarm at the first experiment upon our liberties."

Wall Street protesters produce demands, call for open borders

Oh, those Occupiers. They're an endless source of blog fodder.

In addition to their latest demands for lots of free stuff for themselves, including education and a government-guaranteed income, they also want "Open borders migration - anyone can travel anywhere to work and live."

The irony is that these clueless lefties call their movement "Occupy Wall Street," implying they intend to challenge and reform predatory big business. But this demand echoes a famous editorial that appeared in the Wall Street Journal in 1984. The editorial, entitled "In Praise of Huddled Masses," called for a brief but revolutionary constitutional amendment: "There shall be open borders."

What the Occupiers don't get is that nothing gets big business salivating like the prospect of unlimited, cheap, exploitable labor. That's why labor leaders from Samuel Gompers to Cesar Chavez opposed illegal immigration. They knew that the greater the supply, the less the demand, so the best way to boost workers' wages was to cut the supply.

Too bad the Occupiers don't understand basic economics. But then, they wouldn't be so easy to ridicule, would they?

Autonomy for Cyrenaica!

Now that the genie of self-determination is out of the bottle, there's no containing it. Eastern Libya was once the sovereign nation of Cyrenaica. Now that the dictator Qaddafi is gone, stirrings of a long-lost national identity are evident there. From the BBC:

Civic leaders in eastern Libya have called for semi-autonomy for the oil-rich region.

They made the announcement at a meeting attended by hundreds of people near the eastern city of Benghazi.

Supporters of the move say the region, which is known as Cyrenaica and contains much of the country's oil, has been neglected for decades.

Italy's Mason-Dixon Line

What do you do with an oversized, lumbering thing that does nothing but create problems and expenses? The continuing Euro crisis has many Europeans questioning not just the European Union, but the multicultural nation states within it. Now, the northern Italian province of Tyrol wants to break away from the Mediterranean south. From Spiegel Online:

What is happening in Italy's northernmost and wealthiest province mirrors the larger euro crisis: The rich north doesn't want to pay for the poor south. In the 1950s and 60s, this attitude was reflected in the "Away from Rome" movement, which, until recently, was considered just as outmoded as the prejudices of Northern Europeans against Southern Europeans that have now been brought to the surface by the crisis.

"What else has to happen for South Tyrol to finally separate itself from this country?" asks Eva Klotz, a member of the state parliament for the "South Tyrolean Freedom" separatist movement. The 60-year-old has spent half her life fighting for independence, although she has never been taken very seriously. But now the time is ripe, she says, to put an end to Italy's "foreign dominance." The people of her province, she adds, are unwilling to be dragged down with the rest of Italy.

As Ed Sebesta, noted historian, grammarian, and flag designer has observed, "Secession is back as an issue in politics."

Monday, March 5, 2012

U.S. court approves warrantless searches of cell phones

Oh, look - the federal government just gave itself more power over us:

U.S. police can search a cell phone for its number without having a warrant, according to a federal appeals court ruling.

Officers in Indiana found a number of cell phones at the scene of a drug bust, and searched each phone for its telephone number. Having the numbers allowed the government to subpoena the owners' call histories, linking them to the drug-selling scheme.

Privacy . . . ? What privacy? You got something to hide? Or are you one of those extremists who distrusts your own government?

Does this give the Feds the power to tap into our computers and web cams? Can searches of our homes by remote control be far behind?

Thanks to Big Chief for the link!

A Modest Secessionist Proposal


Paul Gottfried imagines a place where people are free to associate or not associate with others, free of government mandates. The current climate of tolerance by intimidation, rammed down our throats by government, the corporate media, and the government schools, is becoming ... intolerable:

That’s what diversity now involves: punishing those who won’t go along with government-imposed programs about how to relate to everyone else. The term that best describes such politics is not tolerance but totalitarianism. In the name of a supposedly ennobling diversity, people now live in fear of saying or doing something that is “actionable” or may cost them their jobs and social respectability.

Quote of the day

"Your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they COULD, that they didn't stop to think if they SHOULD." Jeff Goldblum, in Jurassic Park

That's the same attitude as the social reengineers in government.

Choice is not freedom

In an entertaining and surprising article in the Smithsonian magazine, Teller, the silent half of the magic team Penn & Teller, reveals how he performs some of his tricks. Even more interesting are the insights into human psychology he uses to work his "magic." What Teller reveals says a lot about how our handlers in government manipulate us. He lists seven secrets. Here are the last two:

6. Nothing fools you better than the lie you tell yourself. ...

7. If you are given a choice, you believe you have acted freely. ...

THE EFFECT: I cut a deck of cards a couple of times, and you glimpse flashes of several different cards. I turn the cards facedown and invite you to choose one, memorize it and return it. Now I ask you to name your card. You say (for example), “The queen of hearts.” I take the deck in my mouth, bite down and groan and wiggle to suggest that your card is going down my throat, through my intestines, into my bloodstream and finally into my right foot. I lift that foot and invite you to pull off my shoe and look inside. You find the queen of hearts. You’re amazed. If you happen to pick up the deck later, you’ll find it’s missing the queen of hearts.

THE SECRET(S) First, the preparation: I slip a queen of hearts in my right shoe, an ace of spades in my left and a three of clubs in my wallet. Then I manufacture an entire deck out of duplicates of those three cards. That takes 18 decks, which is costly and tedious (No. 2—More trouble than it’s worth).

When I cut the cards, I let you glimpse a few different faces. You conclude the deck contains 52 different cards (No. 1—Pattern recognition). You think you’ve made a choice, just as when you choose between two candidates preselected by entrenched political parties (No. 7—Choice is not freedom).

That's exactly what the government does. The phony choices of political candidates convince most voters they're in charge. In fact, elections DO NOT affect government policy. The last election should convince even the most gullible: voters, sick of Bush, his disdain for the Bill of Rights, and his endless wars, put their faith in Obama. But once in office, Obama expanded Bush's policies, including his wars, and openly declared the 4th and 5th amendments dead.

The current primaries are just more of the same. Rick Santorum is using the issue of same-sex "marriage" to hoodwink voters into endorsing even greater federal control over their lives. Here's how this trickster is doing it:

There are 18,000 married gay and lesbian couples in California and at least 131,000 nationwide according to the 2010 census, conducted before New York state legalized same-sex marriage in July.

Rick Santorum says he'll try to unmarry all of them if he's elected president.

Once the U.S. Constitution is amended to prohibit same-gender marriages, "their marriage would be invalid," the former Pennsylvania senator said Dec. 30 in an NBC News interview.

"We can't have 50 different marriage laws in this country," he said. "You have to have one marriage law."

Disgusted by the prospect of same-sex "marriage"? Then vote for me, says Santorum, and I'll "unmarry" these people by nullifying State laws. But what Santorum is really doing is convincing voters that the central government needs a monopoly of power. Santorum, like all the other candidates (except Paul, who has no chance), wants his grubby little fingers on the levers of absolute power in DC. Santorum even accused Paul of being pro-abortion because he didn't vote for federal supremacy over State abortion laws. Paul fired back and pointed out that Santorum's approach was unconstitutional.

In this video, Santorum shows his true self, where he claims the "Civil War" validated DC's ultimate authority:


Clearly, Santorum doesn't have a clue about the system the Founders established, which preserved the ultimate sovereignty of the people of the States.

Our handlers depend on our ignorance. The "choice" they peddle is red or blue Kool Aid. Either way, we are being tricked into surrendering more of our liberty and treasure to the liars and murderers in DC.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Empowering the busy-bodies

Let's make the entire Palmetto State an HOA:

In a surprise move at today’s meeting, Lexington’s County Council changed their public agenda and voted to kill their local Property Police ordinance.

A similar ordinance landed a Mt. Pleasant woman in jail for six days after being cited for having a messy yard.

Now, Senators Massey, Ford, and Cleary want to bring the Property Police to the entire state with S235, the Property Police bill.

For the past month, property rights defenders in Lexington County have been hard at work alerting their fellow residents to this new ordinance that Lexington County Council was on the verge of passing.

A friend of mine once got a nastygram from his HOA stating that he would be fined $200 a day for his leaning mailbox. He took a picture of it before and after. Yeah, it might have been leaning forward a bit, but when he straightened it, all the other mailboxes looked like they were leaning.

Maybe that was their sinister plan all along ...

Federal Restricted Buildings and Grounds Improvement Act of 2011

Now here's a piece of legislation that promotes two of the Empire's priorities - it advances the deification of the presidency AND limits our freedom of speech. Who says DC can't be efficient?

Here's a summary:

Amends the federal criminal code to revise the prohibition against entering restricted federal buildings or grounds to impose criminal penalties on anyone who knowingly enters any restricted building or grounds without lawful authority. Defines "restricted buildings or grounds" as a posted, cordoned off, or otherwise restricted area of: (1) the White House or its grounds or the Vice President's official residence or its grounds, (2) a building or grounds where the President or other person protected by the Secret Service is or will be temporarily visiting, or (3) a building or grounds so restricted due to a special event of national significance.

So - if folks protest Obama's unconstitutional acts when he's here in Charlotte for his coronation, they can be charged with criminal penalties. What if they protest before the convention? Guess it depends on the definition of "will be temporarily visiting." If you take it literally, it effectively outlaws protests against the president.