Friday, August 31, 2012

Quote of the day

"Freedom to reject is the only freedom." Salman Rushdie

Government vs. the People

What once was metaphor is now a fact:

In 2009 it was revealed that the ruling Labour Party had purposefully flooded Britain with several million immigrants, without consulting its citizens, in order to socially engineer a “truly Multicultural” country. The huge increases in migrants over the previous decade were partly due to a politically motivated attempt to radically change the country and to “rub the Right’s nose in diversity,” according to Andrew Neather, a former adviser to Prime Minister Tony Blair. He said mass immigration was the result of a deliberate plan, but ministers were reluctant to discuss this for fear that it would alienate the party’s “core working class vote.”

Lord Glasman — a personal friend of the Labour Party leader — in 2011 stated that “Labour lied to people about the extent of immigration… and there’s been a massive rupture of trust.” He admitted that the Labour Party had sometimes been actively hostile to the white natives. In particular, they tended to view white working-class voters as “an obstacle to progress.”
While we don't have an overtly socialist party here, we instead have two parties sharing the same agenda - with a little garnish around the edges so the rubes will imagine they have a real choice. And multiculturalism (the sociology of Empire) is central to both.

Toss in the backing of fabulously rich multicult sugar daddies and well-financed Grand Inquisitors, and there's no question that the people who want to preserve traditional America - and they're still the majority - appear beseiged and friendless.

Christians demand separate province in Pakistan to protect them from persecution

George Soros and his trans-national corporations might proclaim the nation-state is dead, but this story illustrates why they're not going away - in fact, the present trend is that they'll multiply:

Pakistan's embattled Christian minority have launched a campaign for a separate province to protect them from persecution after a wave of brutal attacks and arrests for blasphemy.

The move is the brainchild of Younus Masih Bhatti, president of the Pakistan United Christian Welfare Association, who wants a government commission on new provinces to consider the plight of Christians.

"So, keeping in view the two million Christians in the country and a sense of insecurity among them, there is a requirement for a separate province for them so that they can enjoy equal rights like the majority," he said.
The Age of Empires - the original "multicultural" political entities - has passed. The rise of cultural-based nations has just started.

The League of The South Papers

From its inception in 1994, The League of the South made education one of its primary undertakings. Southerners must understand who we are and what our true history is before we can successfully create a Southern nationalist movement.

Part of our early educational endeavour was the seven essays in the LS Papers Series. These essays have heretofore been available separately in pamphlet form. Now, we have put them together under one cover. While initially intended to stand alone, they work together seamlessly, one after another, because of a common, underlying theme: opposition to the historical phenomenon of cultural amalgamation and political centralisation called "Americanity," or—as we in the League prefer—simply, Southern nationalism.

We hope readers will not only enjoy the LS Papers, but that they will also derive benefit from them to defend and promote the cause of Southern nationalism.

Click here to order.

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Feds Block Texas Voter ID Law

Here they go again:

A federal court on Thursday blocked a controversial new voter ID law in Texas, ruling that the state failed to show that the law would not harm the voting rights of minorities.

The three-judge panel in the historic case said that evidence also showed that costs of obtaining a voter ID would fall most heavily on poor African Americans and Hispanics in Texas.
Let's think about this: A central government that refuses to enforce immigration laws and even sues the people of the States that try to enforce the federal laws DC ignores now says we can't stop illegal aliens from voting.

What an affront to State sovereignty and the rule of law. Texas shouldn't tolerate this.

Condi does Tampa

Last night, Condoleezza Rice popped up at the Republican Convention five minutes ahead of schedule to tell cheering delegates about her three favorites things: herself, war, and herself.

Yes, it was the same, tired, Neocon agitprop we've all heard a million times, but the Republicans ate it up, proving just how other-worldly these people really are.

What pumped the crowd so? The prospect of perpetual war for the cause of "liberation," that's what. And who better to slather a coat of Civil Rights gloss over a beligerent foreign policy than Condi Rice? That's what she does best.

Condi successfully regurgitated the Neocon formula for snookering grass-roots conservatives to submit to big government: Convince the rubes they can have their chest-thumping patriotism as long as they acknowledge the primacy of leftist, big-government ideology.

First, you sell them your Twilght-Zone version of American history:

"The essence of America – that which really unites us — is not ethnicity, or nationality or religion – it is an idea — and what an idea it is: That you can come from humble circumstances and do great things."
Yes, forget ethnicity and race - after all, America is a propositional nation. Unfortunately, "real" Americans have to forcibly remind the backsliders. For example, as Condi reminded us, America endured "a Civil War – hundreds of thousands dead in a brutal conflict – but emerging a stronger union; a second founding – as impatient patriots fought to overcome the birth defect of slavery and the scourge of segregation."

After that bloody "second founding," Americans finally understood their unique mission: To roam the globe and reconstruct it. As Condi reminded the delegates, "And we have seen once again that the desire for freedom is universal – as men and women in the Middle East demand it."

Yeah, those Muslims want us to invade their countries. And if you believe that, you'll believe anything.

But what's a Condi speech without a celebration of Condi? She did not disappoint:

"And on a personal note– a little girl grows up in Jim Crow Birmingham – the most segregated big city in America - her parents can’t take her to a movie theater or a restaurant – but they make her believe that even though she can’t have a hamburger at the Woolworth’s lunch counter – she can be President of the United States and she becomes the Secretary of State."
Yes, only in America can a well-to-do black family raise a daughter who can go on to become a war criminal.

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Republican Convention

I watched about as much of the Republican Convention last night as I could stomach. I have only one question: What genius created that white cloud graphic that undulated behind every speaker?

I don't get carsick, have gone deep-sea fishing without a trace of sea-sickness, but the sight of that relentless, tumbling pattern of fake clouds on a dead blue digital sky nauseated me.

The dishonesty and suffocating hypocrisy didn't help. But I expected that.

Charlotte’s biggest event? Not the DNC

It was the 1929 reunion of the United Confederate Veterans, writes Mark Washburn.

North Carolina Governor O. Max Gardner spoke at the convention. Here's his opening statement, courtesy of the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial site:

“This is a proud day for North Carolina. This occasion has deeply touched the hearts of our people. I, therefore, speaking in the name of my people, bring you more than their word of welcome; I bring you assurance of their love and devotion. For more than sixty years you have been fighting gallantly with us and for us.

You have sacrificed much and risked all. Your lives have been an inspiration to our children and a benediction upon our efforts to rebuild that which was destroyed by war. We not only, in gratitude, welcome you, but in proud affection we here to-day claim you for our own.
Yes, that was before today's enlightened attitude of tossing your history down the Memory Hole.

Leftists organize for Charlotte protests

Next week here in Charlotte is shaping up to be a real tragicomedy. This report from the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer focuses on the efforts of white leftists to recruit blacks - with comical results:

“We’re trying to build a movement,” said Scottie Wingfield, a member of Occupy Charlotte.

But if Tuesday’s recruiting trip were any indication, organizers face some barriers.

Walking up to an African-American woman outside of one townhouse, a white protester called out, “Hey, sister.”

“Sister?” she asked. “It’s ma’am to you.”
You can't help but recall the shock of early Marxists who went into "the field" to recruit real, live workers, who they just KNEW would flock to their cause, only to find out real, live workers were religious and patriotic - in other words, conservative, and opposed to Marxism.

Like those early Marxists, today's "anti-racists" have an idealized notion of minorities that just doesn't match the reality. That's why they think they can adopt their patronizing attitude of "I'm here to libertate you, oppressed one."

But my real gripe here is how the Observer once again fails to do its homework. For example, one of the organizers who was miserably failing at organizing was Dante Strobino, a local Marxist with a history of obstructing law enforcement personnel.

More unsettling, Strobino is a member of FIST, a communist group based in Raleigh. Is it possible that a group dedicated to principles of mass murderer Che Guevara might act on their beliefs when they descend on Charlotte?

Just wondering. The Observer certainly isn't.

Secessionist Movements Grow Across U.S.

Dissent is reaching previously unheard-of levels. More people are wondering if their State would be better off without the unbearable overhead of DC and its rules, wars, and massive debt. Here's a report on a few groups exploring secession as a viable option.

Why Everybody's Going To War in the Middle East

Ron Holland explains why the Middle East is the powederkeg it is - and what we can expect from another war.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"The Last Testament of Henry Halleck"

How did Lincoln manage to defeat the Confederacy? Here's one explanation.

How our rulers see us

Here's how elections work in the DC Empire:

These candidates may argue a lot, but it’s all about the 20% or so of secondary issues on which the different factions of the ruling class are divided among themselves. The 80% of primary issues, on which the ruling class agrees — issues that define the basic structure of power — never comes up for debate.

When the structure of power itself comes up for debate — when people start talking about, say, the concentrated ownership of land, or export-oriented development policy — it’s a sign that “democracy” is in danger of being replaced by “radical populism.” That’s a matter for the CIA or Marines to deal with. The whole point of Securityspeak’s version of “democracy” is to safeguard the fundamental structure of power by distracting the population with the illusion of choice.
But guess what? It's not just foreign governments that present a "populist" challenge to the plutocracy in DC - our increasingly nervous handlers also fear challenges at home. Anyone who dares question the big-business/big-government agenda is a dangerous extremist who threatens "democracy" itself.

Consider this from Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center:

The radical right caught fire last year, as broad-based populist anger at political, demographic and economic changes in America ignited an explosion of new extremist groups and activism across the nation.
In the same article, Potok cites another watchdog who also sees trouble a-brewing for an increasingly jittery ruling class:

“We are in the midst of one of the most significant right-wing populist rebellions in United States history,” Chip Berlet, a veteran analyst of the American radical right, wrote earlier this year. "We see around us a series of overlapping social and political movements populated by people [who are] angry, resentful, and full of anxiety. They are raging against the machinery of the federal bureaucracy and liberal government programs and policies including health care, reform of immigration and labor laws, abortion, and gay marriage."
Check out that last sentence, where Berlet identifies the eeeevil "populists" as those who oppose socialized medicine, open borders, and same-sex "marriage." Those right-wing barbarians threaten all that is good, which Berlet tells us is the "federal bureaucracy and liberal government programs."

It's tragic that Potok and Berlet have abandoned the American tradition of open and honest debate, and are instead demonizing the vast majority of Americans. It's just the latest sign that the ruling elite realizes it's losing its grip on power.

Quote of the day

“C’mon Isaac! Wash every pro-life, anti-education, anti-woman, xenophobic, gay-bashing, racist SOB right into the ocean!" Ellen Barkin

But remember, it's the right that hates.

Court rules Israel not at fault for Rachel Corrie's death

Heck, that's not news. Everyone knows Israel is never at fault.

No matter what the Israelis do.

Monday, August 27, 2012

A New Record: $66.3 Billion in US Arms Sales Abroad in 2011

The Evil Empire sells 78% of the world's arms. Its biggest client is Saudi Arabia, that bastion of Middle East democracy.

Feel the pride.

Quote of the day

"Freedom of speech of the individual citizen must be based on the four basic principles of insisting on the socialist road, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the leadership of the party, and Marxism-Leninism-Mao Zedong thought. The citizen has only the freedom to support these principles and not the freedom to oppose them." anonymous Communist Chinese prosecutor

Over here, we have "hate speech" laws that accomplish the same thing.

The Secret Lives of the Brain

Guess who wrote this:
It turns out brains are very different from one another. They're like fingerprints. Everyone's got them, but they're quite different. People see the world differently. They see reality differently. They have very different approaches and personalities. And our legal system essentially imagines that all brains are created equal.

If you're over 18 years old and you have an IQ of over 70, it's imagined that all brains have equal capacities for decision making, for simulating possible futures, for impulse control and so on. And it's a very nice idea, but it's demonstrably incorrect.
Jared Taylor? J. Philippe Rushton? Arthur Jensen?

No, the above quote is from David Eagleman, a neuroscientist who has focused on our perceptions of time, as well as the hidden forces behind our daily choices. His findings reveal basic flaws in the ideology of modern democracy:

Neuroscience, Eagleman argues, by revealing the extent to which different people have different capacities for self-control and human connection, will force us to give up on "the myth of human equality"; in the process, it will upend the legal system, "which is built partially upon the premise that humans are all equal before the law."
Eagleman's research directly counters today's politicized scientific orthodoxy. That's because equality is the justification for American foreign and domestic policies.

At home, billions are squandered in the endless pursuit of "excellence for all" in the government schools. Businesses cannot require IQ tests in evaluating potential new hires because of the tests' "disparate impact" on certain minorities. And of course, to rectify these wrongs, the central government assumes greater control over every aspect of our lives.

Equality provides a pretty cover for the military-industrial complex, too. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice even accused opponents of George W. Bush's wars of "racism." It was America's sacred duty to bring "Western freedoms" to the Middle East, she argued, and anyone who argued American values could not be imposed on foreign peoples were just like those bad, bad people who opposed the Civil Rights crusade in America. (And grass-roots "conservatives" embraced her argument. Mission accomplished.)

Meanwhile, DC is actively importing Third-World immigrants to this country, in direct opposition to the will of the people, and justifies its actions by affirming -- you guessed it -- "it doesn't make any difference because we're all the same."

But then, we've convinced ourselves to ignore the plain lessons of history, the daily news, and common sense. Ignoring the lessons of science would be easy, too.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Will Dumping Math Requirements Increase College Grad Rates?

The short answer is "Yes."

The real question, though, is, "Will this make America more competitive in the global market?"

The answer to that question is just as obvious.

But no matter how insane this sounds, you just know this idea will soon become standard operating procedure:
HetchingerEd is offering a rather radical proposal to increase the number of American students who graduate college: dump math. Specifically, the argument is that since many college students, a disproportionately large number of them of an African-American or Hispanic descent, are unprepared to tackle college-level mathematics courses, they might be stymied by a requirement that all those receiving a degree from a particular institution must pass the freshman version of the course.
How do we know this will be done? Because the only lesson we learned from the Atlanta cheating scandal (which has been tossed down the Memory Hole) is that appearances are all that matter in government, and that's especially true in the government schools. Any long-term harm done just doesn't compute when you're preoccupied with the pursuit of the impossible.

In America, all the children are above average. Even the ones who can't do math. It's the law.

When the ChickenHawks come home to roost

Day by Day illustrates the price of cheering on the Empire's endless wars.

Told ya.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Augusta: The Great Leap Forward

I searched the 'net for the loopiest reaction to the news that Augusta National Golf Club has knuckled under and agreed to admit women. I found it at the Washington Post:

The recent token actions at the Augusta National Golf Club and the repugnant comments of Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) serve as the best public reminders of how entrenched male domination and arrogance carry the power to wound women deeply — and the fight that must be waged to stop them.

Both actions force the public mind to return to the often overlooked crime of gender abuse and domination. They arrive at a perilous time in this highly politically charged season to demonstrate the abusive power privileged men have to define the role of women, to exclude them from normal affairs of society and to act as if male birthright has made them the center of the universe.
Got that? If a private club is allowed to exercise freedom of association, and to organize itself along lines that violate (or worse, ignore!) the absolutes of Cultural Marxism, why, that's a crime! And a fight "must be waged" against those who commit such crimes.

News flash: That fight is well under way. In case you hadn't noticed, the forces of Cultural Marxism are winning.

Yes, that's how far we've sunk, ladies and gentlemen. No aspect of our lives can escape the reach of radical egalitarianism, which is our beloved central government's core value and justification. And what better way for Augusta to honor that value than to offer membership to Darla Moore, a banker, and Condi Rice, a war criminal who famously invoked the Civil Rights movement to justify the government's wars? The representation of heartless plutocracy and militarism is picture perfect.

So what's next for Augusta? Should the club install ladies' tees? Or would shorter yardage goals for women constitute yet another assertion that women aren't as capable as "privileged men"?

I don't know what I'd do in their position. I really don't. But then, the absurdities of make-believe equality -- or "Potemkin parity" -- are just part of the institutionalized insanity we must submit to. There's plenty more to come.

Jeff Foxworthy to host Bible game show

Here's something new under the sun:

The American Bible Challenge, a new show on GSN, is testing competitors on their knowledge of the Bible and raising money for charity, with the help of celebrity host Jeff Foxworthy.

Consulting producer Maura Dunbar said that she is “just thrilled” about the project.
What a concept! Family entertainment with a purpose. Who knows where this could lead us?

Thanks to loyal reader Joyce for the link!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Recession likely without budget accord

Just how broken is the system? This broken:

A new recession is likely if a stalemate over tax and spending cuts continues between Democrats and Republicans, according to dire projections by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office on one of the this year's defining campaign issues.

In its annual summertime report, the budget office said Wednesday that letting decade-old tax cuts expire and sweeping spending cuts occur in January - which will happen without congressional action - "would lead to economic conditions in 2013 that will probably be considered a recession."
The article is saying that unless the snarling, myopic drama queens in DC somehow achieve a level of cooperation they've never managed in their history, we're doomed.

In other words, we're doomed.

Facekini craze hits China

As strange as these women look, there's a very natural and all-too-human explanation for wearing these odd masks at the beach. From NBC:

The masks are an outward expression of a Chinese understanding of beauty in terms of skin color.

"I myself don't mind getting tanned, but I can see why pale skin is attractive," Alina Zhao, a college student in the U.S. who grew up in Zhejiang, China, said.

"It definitely has to do with the history of China, which is largely an agricultural society,” she added. “Getting tanned means you work outside in the fields a lot, so skin color is like an indicator of your social status. The fairer you are, the wealthier or more respected you seem."
I remember reading a biography of Mao, and was puzzled by the number of times Mao puchased an umbrella, of all things. What struck me at the time as an item of limited usefulness for a revolutionary was in fact a vital part of Mao's wardrobe. Han Chinese cherish light skin. Mao didn't want to tan. As the NBC article explains, it's a sign of success - it distinguishes one from the peasants, who must work outside.

Status, individuality, and rank are things that define us. People want to stand out, to assert their individuality. The deadly uniformity of egalitarianism in so anti-human, it will never triumph. Even in China, where two generations were subjected to totalitarian egalitarianism, human nature has persevered.

That's why the socialists, the antifa, and the liberals will never win.

Unholy FBI-Southern Poverty Law Center Alliance

Here's a must-see video on the disturbing ties between the Southern Poverty Law Center and the FBI. For more on the background and significance of Bill Ayers, click here.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Quote of the day

"Either you side with 'Chick-fil-A' or you don't. But one thing is certain: If you want to continue eating chicken you need a hen and a rooster." Dan, loyal reader.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Quote of the day

"In the modern world where the quantity of human beings greatly exceeds the quality, the radical traditionalist should not concern himself with spreading his ideology to the masses. Rather, he communicates his message to any aristocrats of the soul willing to listen, and lives his life in such a way to overcome modern man through his actions and lifestyle." The River Runs Black

The SPLC did NOT pull the trigger on the FRC guard

However, if your income is based on finding "hate," guess what happens? You see "hate" EVERYWHERE!

Funny how that works.

The High Price of Obama’s Amnesty

Here's something you won't read in the Wall Street Journal or Democratic Underground:

$585 million dollars.

That is the estimate of what Obama’s new amnesty will cost the American taxpayer. This back door plan, put into action by imperial edict without any input from Congress, is just another nail in the coffin of our economy. This past week thousands of children of illegal immigrants were granted the right to apply for “deferred action” in order to stay in this country and sign up for employment opportunities.
Then factor in the loss of jobs these people will take during a recession, as well as the social costs of an infusion of an alien culture, and the damage becomes incalculable.

But of course, the important thing is that Obama gets more Hispanic votes. That's democracy in action, folks.

NC LS Summer Conference!

Saturday, 25 August in Burlington –

“North Carolina First and Foremost”

Join us for a day of North Carolina-focused political discussion,

11AM-3PM – Allred Banquet Room, K&W Cafeteria, Burlington.

You do not want to miss this Summer Conference, be with like-minds who are concerned about North Carolina’s political future, and want to work in their own communities for bottom-up change. Don’t sit at home that Saturday and complain about North Carolina politics – join us and vent! We will also have a recap of the LS national conference in Alabama and the recently-announced LS billboard Campaign.

Our confirmed speakers are LS Board member Michael C. Tuggle of Charlotte and Bernhard Thuersam of Wilmington, both discussing the rebuilding local political communities and how important NC LS member political activism is in building a strong base for League goals.; we have tentatively scheduled James Johnson of NCFIRE for an overview of illegal immigration in North Carolina. Mr. Tuggle is a current LS Board Member, editor of the highly-acclaimed REBELLION! blog as seen on www.dixienet.org and is a former Chairman of the NC LS.

Conference admission is $10 per person; $15 per married couple – pay at the door. Our Conference schedule for Saturday is as follows:

The K&W Cafeteria is located at Exit 143 of I-40/85 and is visible from the interstate. Coming from the east, take Exit 143 and turn right at the bottom of the ramp, then an immediate left. From the West, turn left at the bottom of the ramp, then left after the overpass. The Allred Banquet Room is in the right rear of the K&W Cafeteria main dining room. For more information, contact Bernhard Thuersam at bernhard1848@att.net

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Stuff I bet you didn't know

- If you oppose the big-government/big-business plot to open the borders to the Third World and drive down wages, you're a white supremacist.

- If you believe in the traditional definition of marriage, you're a heterosupremacist.

- If you believe in government control of every aspect of people's lives, with the power to take their property, starve them into submission, and imprison them without a trial, then you're a liberator.

This is Marxism at work. Marxists view the traditional order as oppressive, and inequality as evidence of exploitation. The old school of Marxists claimed the workers of the world were being exploited; today's Marxists use racial inequality as evidence of oppression.

Violent revolution, however, is still the Marxist answer to inequality. Same goal, different target audiences.

Check out the Virginia League of the South site!

Great articles, and from many contributors. You'll want to put the Virginia League of the South blog on your favorites list. Enjoy!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Of RINOS, Worms, and Assisted Suicide

A loyal reader writes,

OR,

This video [see below] got me to thinking about your idea of voting for Obama to make conservatives angrier. Maybe that's not such a great idea. What do you think?

The following passage from the video, which starts about 2:00 in, is what the reader is referring to:

"Some people say, 'Worse is better, worse is better.' They have this fantasy that if things get really bad, it'll turn into a Mad Max scenarios, or Turner Diaries, and there'll be fighting and revolution and we will win. But reality doesn't work out that way. Worse usually means worse."

I think the reader is questioning this post, entitled, "In praise of assisted suicide." To that loyal reader, and others who find voting for Obama repulsive, I have to respond that, given the choice between two big-government candidates, the candidate who does the better job of silencing dissent is the greater threat to liberty.

Policy-wise, Paul Ryan is JUST as bad as Obama, and is the more accomplished liar. That's why I see the Republican ticket as the greater threat to our liberty, or what's left of it. Chuck Baldwin is one of the few who's peeked behind the Republican ticket's conservative-sounding slogans. Here's what voting Republican would endorse:

Jane Aitken wrote an excellent synopsis of Paul Ryan’s voting record that appeared on LewRockwell.com. She noted that Ryan voted for federalizing rules for driver licenses; voted to make the Patriot Act permanent; voted to allow electronic surveillance without a warrant; voted to authorize military force in Iraq; voted to spend an “emergency” $78 billion for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan; voted to declare Iraq part of the “War on Terror” with no exit date; and voted against redeploying US troops out of Iraq.

Aitken also wrote, “Congressman Ryan supports the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, federal bailouts, increased federal involvement in education, unconstitutional and undeclared wars, Medicare Part D (a multi-trillion dollar unfunded liability), stimulus spending, and foreign aid.”
Or, as George Wallace famously said, "There's not a dime's worth of difference between the Republicans and Democrats."

Ever hear of the Stuxnet computer worm? It was developed by the Israelis and CIA to destroy Iranian nuclear research. You know how it worked? Once it got into the Siemens control equipment the Iranians were using, it sent false signals to the engineers. While the monitors showed everything running smoothly, the centrifuges were spinning out of control, eventually breaking down.

And that's exactly the threat of a big-government autocrat who speaks the calming words of conservatism, who spins dreams of restoring the small-government principles the Founders envisioned, when in fact, he's importing illegal aliens, authorizing more citizen surveillance, and ushering in socialism.

Better that people see what's being done to them. I'll end with this quote from Chuck Baldwin:

Sadder still is the fact that after Romney is elected in November, the vast majority of “conservatives” will do what they always do when a Republican is elected President: go into deep, extended hibernation—lasting exactly four years and awaking just in time to go through the façade all over again. What was it that Forrest Gump and P.T. Barnum said?

Quote of the day

"Neocon RINO George H.W. Bush picks “conservative” Dan Quayle. 'Conservative' G.W. Bush picks neocon RINO Dick Cheney. Neocon RINO John McCain picks 'conservative' Sarah Palin. Now, neocon RINO Mitt Romney picks 'conservative' Paul Ryan. As long as there is one 'conservative' on the ticket, mushy-headed 'conservatives' across the country will go into a gaga, starry-eyed, hypnotic trance in support of the Republican ticket." Chuck Baldwin

Hate Watch

from Confederate Gray

Gotta love those Jheri curls!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

SPLC’s hatewatch gives cover to hate

William A. Jacobson is a professor at at Cornell Law School. He blogs at Legal Insurrection. He was motivated by the Family Resource Council shooting to air his thoughts about the Southern Poverty Law Center:

As long-time readers surely know, I have examined the pernicious methodology of the Southern Poverty Law Center in moving from fighting Klan and neo-Nazi groups to fighting for the Democratic Party agenda against conservatives and the Tea Party.

In seeking to justify its hefty salaries, budget and fundraising, SPLC made a very dangerous leap to treating political opponents as “hate groups” and speech it didn’t like as “hate speech.”
We've been sounding the alarm for years that the fat cat SPLC is nothing but an outsourced Inquisition for the ruling elite. It's good to see that more people are finally realizing that fact -- and grasp the danger this powerful and wealthy organization poses.

By equating dissent against big government with domestic terrorism, the SPLC and its ilk legitimize violence against law-abiding conservatives. That's wrong.

Black Hawk down in Afghanistan, seven US troops killed

The Empire continues to squander lives on the other side of the world, while it ignores the REAL security threat on our southern border. I'm curious -- just how rogue does the central government have to become before the people realize it has lost all legitimacy?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Cops: LGBT volunteer shoots conservative group's guard

I guess "LGBT" stands for "Liberal Gunman Boosting Tolerance." Anyway, here's the latest:
A man suspected of shooting and wounding a security guard in the lobby of a Christian lobbying group had been volunteering at a community center for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. A law enforcement official has identified the suspect arrested in Wednesday's shooting as Floyd Corkins II of Herndon, Va. Investigators were interviewing his neighbors.

Another official says the shooter made a negative reference about the work of the Family Research Council before opening fire. The officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized to discuss the ongoing investigation.
Charles Johnson will undoubtedly claim Corkins was a Neo-Confederate Tea Party extremist who went to the wrong building.

Approval of Congress falls to all-time low

Yes, it's a new record low for Congress:
Just 10 percent of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing, according to a Gallup poll released Tuesday, tying the lowest mark in the 38 years the poll has been conducted. That number was previously reached this past February, but bounced back a bit in subsequent months. Eighty-three percent of Americans disapprove of Congress, the poll shows. Gallup says Congress' approval rating is down among all political groups and is nearly the same among Democrats, Republicans and independents.
Only the federal government could perform this poorly and keep its job.

If only there were an alternative...

SPLC connected to Left-wing terrorist in DC?

UPDATE BELOW:

Fox News reports a gunman was stopped by a courageous security guard at the Family Research Council's headquarters in Washington, D.C. According to the report, the gunman admitted he was motivated by "what this place stands for."

So, one has to wonder -- what motivated the gunman's attack? Could it have been the SPLC?

UPDATE:

The SPLC must be feeling the heat over this. Here's their statement:

We’ve seen news of the shooting of a security guard today at the Family Research Council office in Washington, D.C., and are getting media inquiries about it. There are unconfirmed reports that the shooting was ideologically motivated. We condemn all acts of violence and are following the story closely.
Yes, just because the SPLC gushes about unrepentant terrorist bomber Bill Ayers, or praises the efforts of Marxist revolutionaries doesn't mean they LIKE violence.

Some things they just tolerate.

Amnesty by Executive Order

Congress wouldn't (couldn't?) pass the Dream Act, which would have forced Americans to finance their own dispossession, so Obama did the next best thing:

Young illegal immigrants are scrambling to get passports and other records in order as the Homeland Security Department starts accepting applications to allow them to avoid deportation and get work permits.

Homeland Security announced the details Tuesday of what documents illegal immigrants would need to prove that they are eligible for the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. The announcement came a day before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services was set to begin letting people apply for the program.

Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants potentially could benefit from the program, which President Barack Obama announced in June.
A few hundred thousand here, a few hundred thousand there, and the next thing you know, we're Latin America.

Quote of the day

“Don’t ever forget the civil rights movement. Because if you do, it’ll hit you again." Democratic county commissioner Velma Leake, rejecting Republican commissioners' request for a count of illegal aliens in Charlotte schools.

Third-World colonization, the redefinition of marriage, government-sponsored discrimination against whites -- is there anything "civil rights" can't do?

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

When you're always right

Kevin Levin at Civil War Memory is never wrong. Anyone who disagrees with him is never right.

Just read his blog, which kindly instructs Southerners in the proper attitude to have toward their ancestors. Anyone who argues with his Lincoln-loving, Empire-worshiping agenda is sneered at as uneducated, or has his comments simply deleted.

Of course, the real agenda of such a blog (like all the efforts of court historians) is to defend the all-powerful force of global liberation the central government has mutated into. It was Lincoln who gave birth to that myth, which is why he is adored in his special temple in DC.

Check out the headline from one of Levin's recent posts:

Obama to be Renominated in the Last Confederate Capital

In that post, Levin approvingly quotes David Goldfield, a history professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte: “the Confederacy was born as a defense of slavery, and yet here in the last capital of the Confederacy we’re nominating a black man for president."

Levin ended with this:

Obama won Virginia, North Carolina, Georgia, and Florida in 2008. If anything gave us a sense of the evolution of the history of the South after 1865 it was the results of that election. We already know this narrative.
I reminded Levin that John McCain won Georgia in 2008. But instead of correcting his entry, he simply deleted my comment.

Must be nice to always be right!

They're back!

Now that Paul Ryan's on the Republican ticket, we're getting a better idea of what Romney is thinking about doing if he becomes president. And it's easy to see what's on Ryan's mind by checking out who he's been hanging with lately. Judging from the crowd he's been seeing, it's safe to say that the main thing on Ryan's mind is war. In addition to getting foreign policy advice from Elliott Abrams, an accomplished liar and conspirator, there's Team Kagan, a couple that specializes in war propaganda:
Frederick Kagan and his wife Kimberly come from the war-loving Kagan clan; most recently the two have lambasted Obama for pulling American troops out of Iraq. “Forever War” might as well be engraved on the family crest.
Yeah, there's nothing as heart-warming as a successful family business.
That's right -- those lovable war cheerleaders from the Bush-Cheney years are back -- and it looks like the costly debacles they got us into haven't taught them a thing. Just in time to confirm our fears, here's what the neocon Weekly Standard says about Ryan:
Ryan spoke at length about American exceptionalism as it relates to America's role in the world. "America is an idea," he said. "And it was the first nation founded as such. The idea is rather simple.

This belief in the American idea, Ryan said, should inform the nation's foreign policy. "Now, if you believe these rights are universal human rights, then that clearly forms the basis of your views on foreign policy," he said. "It leads you to reject moral relativism.
Catch that? "America is an idea." That's what separates small-government paleoconservatives from big-government Neocons: Like the left, Necons believe America is a proposition nation, founded on equality and "universal rights," while palecons point out that America is an historical nation founded on a shared culture and history, and that our traditions of political liberty grew out of the British political tradition. And unlike the Neocons, paleoconservatives believe that rights grow out of a particular culture.

That's why Neocons and liberals both revere Martin Luther King and his legacy -- it's a perfect cover for militarism and one-world government.

Monday, August 13, 2012

What this country needs ...

... is more government surveillance, says Mark Potok of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Why? Because the country is crawling with people like Wade Michael Page:

Perhaps it’s finally time for Napolitano to take this problem seriously and rebuild and strengthen Homeland Security’s intelligence capabilities to face a clearly mounting threat. That might not have prevented the tragedy in Milwaukee, but it could very well save the lives of untold numbers of other Americans targeted by the racist right.

And just who is the "racist right" Potok fears so much? It's any person or group that opposes open borders.

The SPLC website makes that very clear. Here's a recent example: In response to two radio personalities who defended the Federation for American Immigration Reform, the SPLC blog counters with this damning indictment:

FAIR’s “suggested reading” on immigration, which includes white nationalist Peter Brimelow’s Alien Nation, a book whose central thesis is that America should remain a country dominated by whites.

FAIR also recommends Pat Buchanan’s State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, which argues that America’s shift away from being white-dominated is “one of the greatest tragedies in human history.”

So yes, John and Ken, FAIR is a hate group. Not because it promulgates “facts” and “truths” its opponents would rather ignore but because it promotes hatred of immigrants, especially non-white ones.

By defending racism, encouraging xenophobia and nativism, and giving its all to efforts to keep America white, FAIR has more than earned its place in the pantheon of hate groups.

So. Wanting to preserve one's civilization is "hate." Demanding that the government enforce existing immigration laws is "racist." And if you don't embrace open borders and the inevitable demographic upheaval that would follow, you suffer from "xenophobia," an irrational fear of foreigners.

In other words, the SPLC seeks to demonize and silence any opposition to the open borders agenda backed by big business and big government, and opposed by the majority of the people. Despite the constant and heavy-handed propaganda from the government and its supporters in the media, 78 percent of Americans want to defend their country from illegal immigrants. Like the vast majority of people in Mexico, Israel, or any other country, Americans want to preserve their traditional identity and defend their way of life from invaders who would radically transform their country. That's patriotism. It's part of being human. Free debate, the right to dissent, and the right to privacy are essential to republican government.

And that's what hired guns like Potok want to supress.

Illegal means "illegal"

And illegal people do illegal things. Here's yet another example from Charlotte, NC. A woman from Mexico, Candida Mayo Figueroa, has been arrested for filing false tax returns:
The fraudulent returns were filed between January and June, and the total amount of refunds claimed was $3,804,184, according to court documents.

On Wednesday, authorities searched the five homes associated with the scheme. At Figueroa’s home, they found notebooks containing names and Social Security numbers, U.S. Treasury checks and a box containing dozens of birth certificates of Mexican origin.

Figueroa is charged with conspiracy to defraud the government. She remained in Mecklenburg jail Saturday.
Charlotte participates in the 287-g program, which gives local law enforcement access to immigration data. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has placed a hold on Figueroa.

The Treason lobby claims illegals come here to work. It also insists we use the euphemism "undocumented immigrant" for "illegal alien." In fact, they're not undocumented at all. There's a thriving underground industry in producing documents for illegal aliens. Identity theft is just one of the hidden costs of illegal immigration.

The billions lost in wages and stolen property are just the tip of the iceberg. Respect for the rule of law can only suffer from such widespread corruption. And then there's the security threat of a network of hiding people. Let's not forget that two illegal immigrants, Victor M. Lopez-Flores and Herbert Villalobos, helped the 9/11 terrorists obtain the falsified documents they needed to establish residency.

Like I said: illegal means illegal.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Dixie goes all Republican.

Betrayed by the Democrats, Southerners turn to what THEY THINK is their only option - the party of Lincoln:
In 2010, the Alabama legislature went Republican for the first time in 136 years. In 2011, Republicans won the Mississippi statehouse and Louisiana’s legislature—for both, a first since Reconstruction. That leaves Arkansas as the Holdout State. But Arkansas is wobbling. If its legislature falls to Republicans this year—the odds are 50-50 or better—all 11 states of the old Confederacy will be in GOP hands. And the political current that is transforming the South from a Democratic bastion into the bedrock of Republican strength nationally will be nearly complete.
Yes, it's a helluva choice, seeing as how the Republicans are just as bad, if not worse, than the openly traitorous Democrats on immigration. The good news, however, is that this demonstrates how culturally distinct the South remains even after over a hundred years of Reconstruction and brainwashing. All we need now is a movement that will actually preserve and promote our interests, rather than merely using the language of conservatism to steal votes.

It's Romney and Ryan

Why would anyone vote for Herman and Eddie?

Friday, August 10, 2012

Is It Finally Time to Let the South Secede?

Who says Yankees never have good ideas? Here's one with a peach of an idea:
According to Chuck Thompson, a veteran travel writer who toured the American South, a degree of mutual enmity between Northerners and Southerners continues to be a source of cultural tension and political gridlock. We remain divided even as we have grown to become the world's superpower. In his new book, Better Off Without 'Em: A Northern Manifesto For Southern Secession , Thompson argues that it may be time for a divorce – to shake hands and go our separate ways.
Yuck! Do we HAVE to shake hands with them?

It might be worth the risk -- after all, Purell is cheap -- and this Yankee actually makes sense:
I’ve spent a lot of my life hearing from everybody from Seattle to Savannah. Almost every American, at one time or another, has said that it’s too bad the country didn’t just split when we had the chance. We didn’t let the South go when we had the chance. We would have avoided a lot of problems. We – meaning this group in the north as we might identify ourselves – could take the country we want into a direction that we think is befitting of America without this push and pull that comes from the Southern states. At the same time the South could do the same thing.

What really led to this call for secession was understanding that a lot of people from the South are just as sick and tired of people like Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid having an impact on their country as I am sick of people like Newt Gingrich and Jeff Sessions, Eric Cantor, Haley Barbour having an impact on my country.

Hold on -- does this mean WE get stuck with Newt Gingrich?

I guess every deal has its price. And besides, everyone will be happy -- the North and Left Coast can have their same-sex "marriage," open borders, and  multiculturalism. We get a country of our own, one we feel part of, rather than a country where we're treated like criminals and terrorists because we want to preserve our way of life.

In case no one's noticed, this is earth-shaking. The first step toward secession has been taken: People are talking about it; it's part of  the political dialogue. That genie is out of the bottle, and nothing the government supremacists can do will get it back in. And as the Empire continues to self-destruct, more people will realize there's no other course of action possible to save us from endless war, skyrocketing debt, and total surveillance.

It's an idea whose time has come. Know hope.

Quote of the day

"In the warped world of James Rainey, MSNBC Neanderthals and George Soros operatives, every conservative is a rightwing terrorist. But there are no left-wing terrorists—only misguided kids whose social justice agenda simply went awry." Michelle Malkin

France declares war on illegal migrants

 Sacré bleu! Has the West found its will to live? Here's another Western nation repelling invaders:

French police were yesterday breaking up gipsy camps and deporting illegal immigrants found in them.

Dozens of officers in riot gear descended on a settlement near Lille shortly after dawn to oversee the evacuation of some 200 Roma living in mobile homes.

One hundred people were evicted from a site in Lyon, with similar round-ups happening in other major cities including Marseille.
It was just a little over a year ago that then-president Sarkozy joined the heads of the German and British governments in agreement that multiculturalism was a failure. Makes you wonder what it'll take for folks over here to wake up?

By the way, Gypsies are a real problem in France. Ten years ago, my mother-in-law, a savvy traveler, found herself suddenly mobbed by Gypsy children on a busy Parisian street. Those little hands, she said, were fast and flexible. Once they had what they were after, the children blended into the crowds from which they'd emerged. My mother-in-law's purse, jewelry, credit cards, and cash were gone.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

'Romney Murdered JonBenét Ramsey,' New Obama Campaign Ad Alleges

Well, why not? After accusing Romney of causing death by cancer among steelworkers, the sky's the limit! No one does "over the top" better than the Onion. But we can try.

What a fun campaign this is gonna be!

Quote of the day

"The most difficult subjects can be explained to the most slow-witted man if he has not formed any idea of them already; but the simplest thing cannot be made clear to the most intelligent man if he is firmly persuaded that he knows already, without a shadow of doubt, what is laid before him." Leo Tosltoy

Billionaires (and Marxists!) for Open Borders

Who advocates the destruction of traditional society and the nation?

You'd be surprised.

We hardly bat an eye when we read that Neo-Communists, including followers of mass murderer and totalitarian Leon Trotsky, openly gather at the Left Forum at Pace University to promote the Marxist goal of one-world government.

It's who their friends are that might surprise you.

It's a well-known fact that leftist billionaire George Soros advocates and financially supports the Open Borders agenda as a means of creating a one-world government. He's not the only wealthy supporter of the end of the traditional nation-state.  It's not hard to figure out why -- with a glut of labor on the market, wages come tumbling down, boosting profits.That's not just a problem for blue-collar workers, but increasingly for white-collare workers as well, who are seeing their incomes drop, or even losing their jobs, because of the infllux of low-wage H1B immigrants.

It's a scam, of course, and scammers don't like to draw attention to their scam.  So if the victims yelp in protest, they must be silenced. These days, there are many shills eager to attack those who do not welcome the importation of cheap labor.

For example, here's Business Insider Magazine featuring an article entitled "Meet The Leaders Of America's Twisted White Power Movement." This strange attack piece starts with a reference to Wade Michael Page, who killed six people at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin, then lists the names of various neo-Nazis and Klansmen who just happen to be in the Southern Poverty Law Center's files. Included in that list is Peter Brimelow of the pro-immigration-enforcement VDare.

But what's the real connection between those who advocate and practice violence, and those who, like Brimelow, work peacefully within the system to protect jobs and keep alien criminals from entering this country? Nothing -- it's a blatant smear job.

And check out this whopper from the Business Insider story:

Keep in mind, we are not accusing any of these people of crimes or implying that they might commit crimes. We are simply reporting their inclusion in SPLC's intelligence files, and why they merited that inclusion.
"Oh, I'm not implying anything bad about these folks -- the SPLC made me do it!" How typical of the spinelessness in what's left of the home of the brave.

Why is Business Insider parroting the SPLC's fundraising letters? It's not because big business gives a hoot about "social justice" or equality. What it shares with Marxists is an attraction to big, centralized government, just as ticks are attracted to fattened cows. Check out this quote from I'll Take My Stand:

Big business has more often taken refuge behind the national government than behind the state...to the eternal whine of big business for paternalistic and exploitative legislation such as the tariff, the ship and railroad subsidies. Historically, the vested interests of industrialism have not had any great use for state rights. They are the founders of the doctrine of centralization...It may be suggested as a principle that for the positive exploitation big business has desired large and sweeping powers for the national government.' (pages 86,87)

An energetic and principled opposition to bigness in all forms is one of the defining characteristics of the Southern tradition. Anyone who's really concerned about the middle class and the exploitation by the wealthy will find that tradition is still surprisingly relevant.

Appalachian English

Great vid on "Mountain Talk," as those who speak it refer to the way they talk ("It's singin', not talkin'!"). BTW, the third syllable of Appalachian is "LATCH," rather than "LEY." Thanks to loyal reader Jeff for the link!

Lincoln: "He freed the slaves and returned them to their homelands!"

John Derbyshire reminds us of The American Colonization Society, and of what might have been. Take that, Lincoln cultists!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The doomed evil empire

Here's why we say it's doomed. For one thing, DC has stopped enforcing immigration laws, so the poor around the world scurry here for their piece of the pie. Did you know that 43% of long-term immigrants are a burden to taxpayers? It's a fact:
Immigrants lag behind native-born Americans on most measures of economic well-being — even those who have been in the U.S. the longest, according to a report from the Center for Immigration Studies, which argues that full assimilation is a more complex task than overcoming language or cultural differences. ...

The study, based on 2010 and 2011 census data, found that 43 percent of immigrants who have been in the U.S. at least 20 years were using welfare benefits, a rate that is nearly twice as high as native-born Americans and nearly 50 percent higher than recent immigrants.
And almost a third of Americans residents of the country formally knows as the US depend on government handouts:
Food stamps and Medicaid make up a large--and growing--chunk of the more than 100 million recipients. "Among the major means tested welfare programs, since 2000 Medicaid has increased from 34 million people to 54 million in 2011 and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, or food stamps) from 17 million to 45 million in 2011," says the Senate Budget Committee. "Spending on food stamps alone is projected to reach $800 billion over the next decade."
Does that sound like a country that can last much longer? And considering that that same country is the world's foremost exporter of global terrorism -- as admitted by its own military and undercover agencies -- the real question is: Does such a regime DESERVE to last much longer?

Feds Can't Be Sued for Illegally Spying on Americans

Looks like one of the last protections citizens have against federal tyranny just bit the dust:
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has thrown out the only lawsuit ever likely to advance on the federal government’s warrantless wiretapping, declaring in their ruling that the executive branch is above the law in this case.

The lawsuit centered on illegally intercepting lawyers’ telephone calls without judicial approval, and while the court didn’t dispute the previous ruling that the surveillance was against the law, they insisted that no damages could be paid to the plaintiffs.
Thomas Jefferson tried to warn us against this very thing. In the Kentucky Resolutions of 1798, he wrote:

[T]hat the general government is the exclusive judge of the extent of the powers delegated to it, stop nothing short of despotism; since the discretion of those who administer the government, and not the constitution, would be the measure of their powers.

Yes, the general (central) government assumed the right to judge the limits of its power in 1865. And surprise, surprise, the harder it looks at the Constitution, the fewer restraints it sees.

Amazing, isn't it?

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Student scores plummet

The educrats and the newspaper editorial writers are scratching their heads over the latest indicator that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg government schools are failing miserably. Despite millions spent on the schools, and despite special programs, such as Project LIFT, "high-poverty" (translation: minority-majority) schools continue to produce disappointing results. The Charlotte Observer reports that "At Harding, a traditionally high-performing magnet that merged last year with the low-scoring Waddell, 64 percent passed exams and 48 percent made expected progress."

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/07/3434880/pass-rates-plunge-at-w-charlotte.html#storylink=cpy

How could the experts be so wrong?

This isn't just an indictment against the American socialized education system, it's a perfect illustration of the difference between liberals and conservatives.

Liberals despise what's natural and spontaneous, and deeply distrust anything they cannot control. They also hate the good because it is not "the best," at least, what THEY think is best. And their ideal is for EVERYONE to be the same.

So, when West Charlotte was stumbling along, producing relatively good results, the busy-bodies smelled an opportunity to improve the test scores of the truly bad schools. As the Observer piece continues:
In 2011, West Charlotte had a 68 percent pass rate, with 63.5 percent of students making expected growth. ... But the 2012 scores represent a reversal after years of efforts to boost performance at the high-poverty school... During a sweeping review of schools that included concerns about a budget crisis and efforts to improve academics, CMS voted in 2010 to close about a dozen schools in 2011-12, including the struggling Waddell High. Harding, which kept its IB magnet program, nearly doubled its enrollment, taking in neighborhood students from Waddell and West Mecklenburg High.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2012/08/07/3434880/pass-rates-plunge-at-w-charlotte.html#storylink=cpy
In the liberal mindset, centralized institutions make things happen. They shape everything, giving whatever they touch meaning and value. So the only way we can have high-performing students is to create high-performing schools.

Conservatives see things a little differently. They see the interplay between the God-given character of the individual and the culture to which the individual belongs. Both help shape the other. Affection and loyalty are a human, and very natural result. Community pride in local institutions is the foundation for social cohesion.

But that's exactly what liberals hate. To revere one thing above another is to deny equality. And the idea that character is God-given directly challenges lilberal orthodoxy.  Liberals think people are blank slates just waiting for liberals to fill in the blanks. Therefore, they do not believe people have the means to self-govern -- an enlightened, all-powerful elite must be in control. And the character of individuals will reflect the character of the institutions that create them. So when a successful school absorbs the students from a poor school, the result HAS to be a larger, more successful school. It just HAS to be.

So after another failed atttempt to make all the children above average, everyone will pretend to be blind to what's happening. The ONLY conceivable course of action will be to express outrage at all that institutional racism at work and pump more millions into even more doomed projects.

Quote of the day

"We should never miss the opportunity to remind the Southern people that it was the US Army (aka the "Union Army") that invaded and plundered the South from 1861-65. And this report shows us that they would do it again with no regrets, given the chance. When will Southerners stop serving in the military forces of this empire?" Michael Hill, commenting on Full Spectrun Operations in the Homeland

Monday, August 6, 2012

Full Spectrum Operations in the Homeland

The U.S. Army’s Operating Concept 2016-2028 was written by Col. Kevin Bensen and Jennifer Weber to provide a "realistic" scenario for US Army contingency planning and battle preparation.

It's a nightmare.

It envisions an "insurrection" in Darlington, South Carolina (?) a few years from now which has the tacit support of the governor. The fun begins when Tea Party and certain militias seize the city council building. The document then describes in loving detail how "All federal military forces" should be used to re-assert federal power.

What's interesting, that is, in the way rattlesnakes and rabid wolves are interesting, is how the use of extreme force is justified by citing the precedent of Abraham Lincoln. At the end of the piece, a related article on General W.T. Sherman is listed for further reading. Yes, Sherman knew how to deal with those South Carolinians!

It's also, uh, interesting how the co-author, Jennifer Weber, is obviously an admirer of Abe Lincoln.

Thanks to Robert for the link!

Blacks' Worst Enemy

The Grier Heights area of Charlotte has all the wrong numbers. Only 12% of its residents own their homes. Three out of four of the people in Grier Heights receive food stamps. Crime is five times that of the rest of the city, with gangs, drugs, and shootings almost routine. Obviously, this is another black community still burdened by the legacy of slavery and Jim Crow. Right? Wrong. In fact, Grier Heights is a perfect example of the social damage done by modern liberalism. But don't take my word for it. Here's the oh-so-politically correct Charlotte Observer with a little history:
The area that would become Grier Heights was originally owned by two wealthy black families – the Griers and the Billingsleys – in the late 19th century.
Wait a minute! Did they say wealthy black families? How was that possible in the age of Jim Crow, which is the most horrible thing to ever happen to any people anywhere in the history of the world? In fact, Jim Crow did play a role:
Jim Crow-era housing covenants barred blacks from living in many other places, so Grier Heights became an enclave for an African-American working class, [UNC Charlotte] historian Dan Morrill said. The neighborhood took pride in its elementary school, Billingsville. And the bond between neighbors was strong. They watched over each other’s property and helped raise each other’s children.
In other words, like most other black communities throughout the South, social cohesion and community pride made these communities nice places to live. But liberals don't like "nice"--they demand perfection. And in the pursuit of the best, they bulldoze the good. Grier Heights was no exception. So black communities like Grier Heights were subjected to the cauterization of "urban renewal":
But as the city began to desegregate in the 1950s and 1960s, the professionals and homeowners began to leave, Morrill said. Lower-income blacks who lived closer to uptown were pushed out when the city razed their neighborhoods as part of urban renewal efforts. Public housing – mostly squat, one-story brick homes – sprang up in neighborhoods like Grier Heights. The number of homeowners dropped, and the bonds between community members weakened.
Cultural cohesion unites a people and provides a foundation for self-government and order. Wreck that cohesion, and decline becomes inevitable, as the unfortunate residents of Grier Heights learned:
By 2010, the houses in Grier Heights were valued at a third of the city average, according to a study by the city. But what’s worse, said Simpson, the former neighborhood association president, is that Grier Heights no longer feels like an extended family. “A lot of people don’t even know who their neighbors are,” she said. “The kids aren’t so that you can say, ‘You better stop that, you better not do that,’ because a lot of times you don’t know whether the parents want you to say anything to their kids.”
The end result is an alienated, chaotic population increasingly dependent on government. Learned helplessness is something liberals see as a good thing, because they want to micro-manage people's lives. The pay-off? A resentful and envious voting bloc guaranteed to support more big government.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Jon McNaughton Strikes Back!

Over at Conservative Heritage Times, my post on the agitprop art of Jon McNaughton attracted the attention of the artist himself:

I found this commentary on my work by accident. That was an interesting critique of my painting and intentions. Have you read what I wrote through out my website? The focus of my work is to promote the Constitution and the reduction of big government and to return to the Christian values that have made our country great. Often people bring their own interpretations to the painting, but you should do a little homework before you preach to the world. It seems that most of your readers are conservatives. How can we hope to win this battle against liberalism when some choose to fight among themselves. And as far as the talk of Mormons…if you are going to blame Mormonism for painting a picture of Jesus holding the Constitution as some weird Mormon idea I’ll shirley accept that. (Not a Mormon Jesus by the way.)

Here is my response:

Mr. McNaughton, I'm surprised by your statement that I have misinterpreted your intentions in painting "One Nation Under God." You'll notice I provided a link to your site so readers could verify my comments.

How can there be any doubt that you are glorifying a big, centralized government that justifies its actions as a global force of liberation? What else could be inferred when one sees Jesus in DC with Abe Lincoln?

And there can also be no doubt that the republic of republics the Founders established has mutated into a murderous empire. Those who defend and promote that empire are not conservatives, but Neocons, ex-Trotskyites who use the language of conservatism to promote their leftist, big-government aims.

How could a conservative who believes in small government defend such a regime?

Finally, I believe Mormonism is relevant because of its tenet that the Constitution, and the central government it created, are "divinely inspired" on a par with the Bible. For example, from the Book of Mormon:

"And for this purpose have I established the Constitution of this land, by the hands of wise men whom I raised up unto this very purpose, and redeemed the land by the shedding of blood (D&C 101:80)."

Again, the notion that the rogue regime in DC is a divinely sanctioned entity only legitimizes that regime's unlimited power over us, which it uses to spy on us and imprison us while waging mass murder overseas.

If that's your idea of promoting liberty, I think I'll pass.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Chris Matthews: Tea Party Reminds Me Of Confederates In Civil War

Here's Tweety ranting about the Tea Party, courtesy of Real Clear Politics:
Chris Matthews: I think a lot of it is ethnic to it and I'm not trashing people as racist or anything, but I think a lot of it is ethnic. Meaning, they don't like the changing demographic of the United States. ... How come when you meet them, they talk about the 'cause'? It sounds like the Confederate Army still fighting the Civil War when you talk to them.
Apparently, he has no problem with La Raza (translation: Das Volk) or the Congressional Black Caucus. As we all know, CERTAIN ethnic causes are okey-dokey, and OTHERS (or at least one) - well, not so okey-dokey.

And you know what? Tweety's right - those who resist the big-government/big-business Axis are indeed like the Confederate army. After all, many are the direct descendents of the soldiers in that heroic army, and they have the voting records to prove it:
Ah, yes, demographics - funny that the ones who scream how unimportant race is in this enlightened globalist age are also the very ones screaming their support for CERTAIN ethnic groups.

Just one of life's little ironies, I suppose.

Quote of the day

"I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all." Ecclesiastes 9:11

A timely message to the Olympians.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Flags of the Rebellion


Click image to Texas-size!
Old Reb,

Spotted this in a garage while making a classified ad purchase. I asked the man if I could take a picture of it and he said "Okay". He and his son (both native South Carolinians) restored it. He says it's in working condition. The garage had other artifacts from "better" days (no day will be bettter until the South is out from under the yankee occupation).
A gas station like this today would not be allowed to open in a lot of places in the South. The Chamber of Communism would see to that. And certainly not the $.28 cents per gallon!

Duncan M. South Carolina

Quote of the day

"Apparently, a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates." Gore Vidal

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Patrons line up to support Chick-fil-A

Now here's a sign folks still have some fight left in them:
Throngs of people weighed in on the Chick-fil-A debate at stores across the United States on Wednesday, buying chicken sandwiches to show their support for the restaurant chain and its president's opposition to same-sex marriage. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee dubbed it "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day."
Take that, lefties!

When Norman Met Leni


At the recent League of the South National Conference in Alabama (see video here), I talked about the Tea Party's utter failure to conduct and carry out a real campaign for liberty. Indeed, as I pointed out in my talk, the Tea Party is little more than a tool of the Republican party and the National Security state. One example: politicians the Tea Party helped elect have supported legislation that expands and consolidates the central government's power over us, such as the Cybersecurity Intelligence Sharing And Protection Act, which gives the government the authority to monitor all online communications in the name of national security. That's a helluva way to protect our rights.

Big, centralized government with no limits to its power is the greatest threat to liberty. It is therefore suicidal to support unconstitutional power grabs by that government. However, if we endorse that government's claims to legitimacy, and even go as far as revering it as divinely sanctioned, we have undermined any attempt at limiting that government's power.

Many supposedly conservative web sites have featured the art of Jon McNaughton. The authors of those sites see McNaughton's work as patriotic statements against Obama's agenda, and as supporting conservative opposition.

They're wrong. McNaughton's paintings are syrupy, pro big-government propaganda, pure and simple. It's as if Norman Rockwell collaborated with Leni Riefenstahl.

Take a look at McNaughton's "One Nation Under God." The title alone should be a red flag for advocates of small government! (By the way, you can click on the picture at McNaughton's site and verify my comments.) The Founding Fathers, famous Americans, and prominent US presidents stand in DC with a Mormon Jesus, the painting's central figure. The image implies the federal government is an extension of the Christian faith, or at least the Mormon Christian faith. Worse, the painting is an endorsement of an all-powerful federal government as a force of liberation.

Notice the figures standing behind the Mormon Jesus. In addition to soldiers from all American wars, you'll spot Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Ulysses S. Grant, and not just one, but two Union foot soldiers from the War To Prevent Southern Independence, one Black, one White. The White Union soldier has his hands over his face, apparently in the anguished realization that, in the artist's words, "This is the only war in American history where American fought against American and brother against brother. [Not true! Remember the American Revolution?] Hopefully it will never happen again." The "Great Emancipator" is shown on bended knee near Jesus. And the number of Confederate heroes? Zero.

The heavens have their say, too. Notice there are 50 stars over the US Capitol building.

That's some scary symbolism, folks. So let's call McNaughton's art what it is: big-government propaganda.

Report cites killings blamed on non-deported illegals

Ideas have consequences. And bad ideas have bad consequences:

The Obama administration released illegal immigrants who went on to commit more crimes, including charges of 19 murders, 3 attempted murders and 142 sex crimes, the House Judiciary Committee said in a report Tuesday.

All told, 16 percent of the nearly 47,000 illegal immigrants the administration was notified of but declined to deport between 2008 and 2011 under its Secure Communities program have gone on to be charged with other crimes, the committee said.

This is very bad news. Those 19 illegal aliens arrested for murder could have been Democratic voters.

Guess we'll just have to import more to compensate.