Saturday, March 30, 2013
Whatever the president does is legal, says Jay Carney, echoing AG Eric Holder. Of course, Carney is right. Our duty as citizens is to obey our leaders and not worry ourselves over silly constitutional issues. That's the Supreme Court's job.
Investigators have uncovered the shell game that made claims of erasing the black-white performance gap possible:
In another embarrassing blow to Atlanta public schools, nearly three dozen former educators, including the ex-superintendent, were indicted Friday in one of the nation's largest test cheating scandals. Former Superintendent Beverly Hall faced charges including racketeering, false statements and theft because prosecutors said some of the bonuses she received were tied to falsified scores. ... The previous state investigation in 2011 found cheating by nearly 180 educators in 44 Atlanta schools. Educators gave answers to students or changed answers on tests after they were turned in, investigators said. Teachers who tried to report it faced retaliation, creating a culture of "fear and intimidation" in the district.This story poses a tough question: Do we want quality education, or do we want equality of outcomes? We can't have both. Just ask Beverly Hall.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Robert A. Levy of the Cato Institute offers a Beltway Libertarian version of States' Rights that's so watered-down, it's useless. While acknowledging that DC has no authority to impose unconstitutional acts on the States, he denies the sovereignty of the people of the States. What recourse would we have if DC did something illegal? Just to use a crazy, outlandish example, let's say Congress proclaimed the president could use the military to indefinitely detain citizens without bringing a formal charge. I know, that could never happen here, but let's say it did. What could we do? According to Mr. Levy, the people would have an effective weapon to safeguard their rights. What's that weapon? Read for yourself:
If a state deems a federal law to be unconstitutional, what's the proper remedy? The answer is straightforward. Because the Supreme Court is the ultimate authority, the remedy is a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the suspect federal regulation or statute.See? If the federal government passed a law that violated the Bill of Rights, we could seek relief from the Supreme Court - an agency of the federal government. Feel better?
In 1867, the North America Act was passed by the British parliament, creating the dominion of Canada. Notice the timing of this action. Why did Britain pass these acts at this time? Both Canadians and the British were concerned by the military conquest of the South and DC's doctrine of Manifest Destiny. In response, Britain reorganized its Canadian territories to prepare for the escalated threat of invasion from the vast, consolidated power that had triumphed in the U.S. Was this nascent empire a threat to its neighbors? Just ask the Indians. Or the Spanish. Or the Filipinos. Or - well, you get the picture.
Obama has taken the powers claimed by John Yoo and George W. Bush and run with them. Guess where he's headed? What he cannot obtain through legislation, he will take by fiat:
President Obama is quietly moving forward on gun control. The president has used his executive powers to bolster the national background check system, jumpstart government research on the causes of gun violence and create a million-dollar ad campaign aimed at safe gun ownership. The executive steps will give federal law enforcement officials access to more data about guns and their owners, help keep guns out of the hands of criminals and the mentally ill, and lay the groundwork for future legislative efforts.Read that last sentence. What do you think Obama & Co. are "laying the groundwork" for? Feel those icy fingers running down your neck? That's the feeling you get when you're about to be jumped. Like wolves trotting behind a wounded deer, the statists smell victory in the air. Same-sex "marriage," amnesty for illegal aliens, the gutting of the Bill of Rights - DC's Long March through the institutions is nearly complete. With traditional institutions on the ropes, those natural refuges that sheltered families and individuals are primed for the kill shot, and a greedy central government is ready to take over to fill the power vacuum. The results will not be pretty.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
In response to South Carolina: Nullification to the rescue! a reader asks, "How does the South Carolinian State Assembly get around Art. VI, para 2 of the U.S. Constitution, which was ratified by South Carolina on May 23, 1788?" That article says that "This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof" are supreme. Don't forget the Tenth Amendment, which clarifies that Congress has authority to pass laws ONLY in accordance to powers DELEGATED to it. Since there is no amendment authorizing Congress to pass laws that violate the Bill of Rights, the NDAA is a law that is NOT in pursurance of the Constitution. The NDAA is therefore void, and the States are not bound to it. That's not just another of my "extremist," anti-government, radical opinions. In Norton v. Shelby County, the Supreme Court ruled, "An unconstitutional act is not a law. It confers no rights. It imposes no duties. It affords no protection. It creates no office. It is in legal contemplation as inoperative as though it had never been passed. Therefore an unconstitutional act purporting to create an office gives no validity to the acts of a person acting under color of its authority." Just as in the days of the Alien and Sedition Acts, the sovereign States are the last refuge for the people from the unlawful acts of an out-of-control, authoritarian central government.
Michelle Malkin comes to praise Mexico, not to denounce it. After all, Mexicans want Mexico to remain Mexico. Illegal aliens are booted, and will be jailed if they sneak back in. Immigrants must prove they're not going to be a burden, and must prove the ability to support themselves, including paying for their own health care. This provision particularly caught my attention:
This would be the fate of Gringos who defied Mexican sovereignty - and rightly so:
Article 33 of Mexico’s constitution establishes the right of the president to detain and deport “any foreigner” and prohibits foreigners from participating “in any way” in the political affairs of the country.Imagine what would happen if this scene occured in Tijuana rather than Phoenix:
I'm talking about the South, of course. And the leftists and country club Republicans can't stand it:
Recent southern referendums on gay marriage confirm that evangelicals aren't moving as fast as the rest of the country. North Carolina’s 2012 successful [anti-]same-sex marriage initiative was perhaps the most geographically polarized election contest in recent memory. Eighty percent of voters in sixteen rural, white, deeply conservative counties supported the ban—including one county where opposition to gay marriage reached 89 percent. That’s almost exactly how gay marriage performed in rural, conservative, white stretches of the Florida Panhandle in 2008, Tennessee in 2006, and Texas in 2005.Thomas Jefferson saw all this a long time ago: "I view great cities as pestilential to the morals, the health, and the liberties of man."
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Or can it? The recently deceased Boris Berezovsky master-minded the current political street theatre that's worked for the Kremlin since Yeltsin. Here's how the New York Times described Berezovsky's brainstorm:
Berezovsky also had another brilliant idea, which to his regret Putin did not grasp: creating a fake two-party system, with Putin at the head of a socialist-democrat sort of party and Berezovsky leading a neoconservative one, or the other way around.My, doesn't that sound familiar? Don't miss the readers' comments in the linked article - obviously, it's not just us "extremists" in the League of the South who see the puppet show in DC for what it is. Thanks to Big Chief for the link!
I don't agree with much that David Brooks has to say on foreign policy. However, his articles on domestic policy demonstrate the ability to recognize problems and what must be done to fix them. And he's a good, though cautious, writer - he knows a mainstream columnist must be very, very careful about what he says, and that in certain areas of discourse, telling the truth is no defense. You want proof? Two words: Samuel Francis. So as Brooks analyzes crime-fighting methods that actually reduce violent crime, he has to tip-toe through the mine field of political correctness while making an important point:
For example, as Heather Mac Donald of City Journal, published by the Manhattan Institute, points out, 75 percent of the shootings in Boston over the past 30 years have occurred in 4.5 percent of its area, while 88.5 percent of the city’s street segments had not had a single shooting. So how can we focus police resources on those few areas that host most of the killing?What practical people call "focusing police resources" is blasted by the oh-so-politically correct as "racial profiling." But notice that Brooks doesn't even mention race in his entire op-ed piece. It's worthwhile to compare Brooks's subtle approach with Heather Mac Donald's, whose research Brooks referred to. Mac Donald does not mince words or intent:
[B]oth victims and perpetrators are disproportionately minority, by huge margins. New York City is emblematic of the country’s gun violence. According to victims and witnesses, blacks commit 80% of all shootings in New York, though they are 23% of the city’s residents. Add Hispanics and you account for 98% of all shootings. Whites commit a little over 1% of shootings, though they are 35% of the city’s population. These disproportions pertain across the country.David Brooks seeks workable solutions to violent crime, and is well aware that the regnant ideology disapproves of those solutions. But at least give Brooks credit for having the courage to see the problem and know a solution when he sees one.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Sure, says Andrew Sullivan, who approvingly quotes David Frum, who now agrees with Sullivan. All "principled conservatives," says Sullivan, support same-sex marriage. Right. Let's not forget that both were prominent chickenhawk war boosters for the disastrous invasion of Iraq. Frum slammed REAL conservatives who questioned W's lunatic crusade as "unpatriotic," and Sullivan called for nuking Iraq, convinced that Saddam was behind the anthrax scares. In fact, Sullivan even advised fellow homosexuals to support regime change in Iraq and Afghanistan in the name of "gay liberation." "Principled conservatives," indeed.
There is no constitutional right to hate speech - not in Zimbabwe, where people who listen to unauthorized radio stations are warned they could "disappear."
[T]he police force has said the radios are being used to spread "hate speech", brought into the country by unregistered groups ahead of the polls expected in July after four years of power-sharing between President Robert Mugabe's Zanu-PF party and the Movement for Democratic Change. "We have evidence that they have been smuggled in from some of the Western countries - and these radios are used to propel propaganda in the rural areas," police spokeswoman Charity Charamba said.In Zimbabwe, "dissent" is just a code word for hate speech. Good thing we live in a free country.
This article in the Charlotte Observer caught my attention. It's about illegal immigrants being granted driver's licenses in North Carolina. Check out this revealing comment:
At the Brookshire Boulevard DMV office, Jose Hernandez, 21, said that for many illegal immigrants, it will mean the end of looking over their shoulder in fear. “It hurts me seeing another Hispanic detained by police just because they don’t have their papers,” said Hernandez, who is a U.S. citizen, while waiting to get his license renewed. “This will give them more ease of mind.”Now you'd think a "U.S. citizen" would want U.S. laws respected. Instead, Mr. Hernandez openly sides with his fellow Hispanics. But then, what is a U.S. citizen supposed to be loyal to? U.S. citizenship becomes more meaningless every day.
Same-sex marriage is SO 2013. DC's permanent revolution isn't about to stop now that the courts are about to make homosexuality the new normal. What's next? Polyamory, or multiple-partner marriage, that's what. And how interesting that Unitarians, who were central to the civil rights revolution of the 60s, and its continuation into the same-sex marriage crusade, are backing this exciting new front in the ongoing war against tradition.
On 15 March, Tennessee League Chairman, David O Jones, was elected by the delegates to the Southern National Congress meeting in Wetumpka, Alabama to serve as their Chairman. His first action as the SNC Chairman is to call the Southern people to a Day of Repentance and Prayer. It is to be this Friday, Good Friday, 29 March 2013. You may read the Proclamation here.
Monday, March 25, 2013
This is good news. With so many peole watching over us, we will be soooooo safe!
On March 19th, the South Carolina Senate passed the NDAA Nullification bill. Once approved by the House, this bill would forbid South Carolina officials from enforcing the unconstitutional National Defense Authorization Act, which claims the authority to indefinitely detain Americans without due process. And folks wonder why a good conservative like me distrusts the Pentagon. Thanks to Kearney for the link!
Here we are cutting domestic services, including Social Security, which Americans have been paying into their entire lives, yet Congress dumps millions more into the bottomless sinkhole of the Middle East. Just curious - is there anyone out there who still imagines Congress serves its constituents? Instead, it's pretty blatant that Congress sees us as the chumps who finance its global adventures. How long before we say "Enough!"?
Here in Charlotte yesterday, civil rights protesters commemorated the famous 1965 march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. The marchers held signs demanding an end to "racial and socio-economic inequalities," which means they aren't satisfied with the growth of big government. But get this: The North Carolina NAACP marked the event by calling on the State legislature to stop "racial gerrymandering." Please. This is the same group that threw tantrums until the legislature gave them an affirmative action congressional district. The 12th district, as you can see by the map below, is a slinking, disjointed mess that was racially gerrymandered to guarantee a black will win there. Mel Watt has reigned in that convoluted district since it was carved out for him in 1993. Here's the Wikipedia entry for the 12th district: "With 64 percent African-American residents, it stretched from Gastonia to Durham. [That's 178 miles, slicing up 9 counties!] It was very long and so thin at some points that it was no wider than a highway lane ..." Hypocrisy, thy name is NAACP.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Just when you didn't think Memphis city council couldn't get any nuttier. Thanks to Gail for the link!
Check out these stories on the horrible results of Third-World immigration to the West, and what Western nations are doing to correct those mistakes: Why we on the Left made an epic mistake on immigration Deportation used to counter gang activity within Toronto’s growing Afghan community France a 'savage' nation Bottom line: People from the Third World who move to the West continue to behave like people from the Third World.
Looks like things are heating up in the Lone Star State, from efforts to establish a gold standard for a Texan currency, to serious debates about the poor return Texans receive from the taxes they send to DC. Thanks to Third-World immigration, legal and illegal, being an American is about as meaningful as being a Quality Inn resident. The basic human need to belong to a kindred group cannot be denied forever. And DC has failed almost all of the basic responsibilities of government, including protecting jobs and securing the borders. In fact, DC has become the chief threat to people's economic and physical security. Of course there are practical problems in establishing a separate government. But when the status quo becomes clearly unsupportable, it's time to act. That time is fast approaching.
Saturday, March 23, 2013
The British saw the quarrel between North and South for what it truly was, and were not swayed by the high-sounding morality of abolitionists -- most of them sons of New England slave-traders and mill owners who grew rich from slave labor on cotton plantations. They also learned from Lincoln’s Secretary of State William Seward that Canada was to be a target of seizure after the South was subjugated. Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission www.ncwbts150.com "The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial" Mere Lust of Dominion and Empire the Cause of War: “The London Economist was of the opinion at this time [in early 1862] that [James] Spence’s book [The American Union] had done more “to mould into definite form the floating mass of public opinion on the right and wrong doing of the Southern States in the matter of secession” than any other work of its kind. In his book Spence had convincingly argued the sovereign nature of the American States and their constitutional right to secede. With even greater force he placed before the English the fundamental difference between the North and the South which made the secession of the South inescapable. The North was industrial, powerful and constantly threatening the less powerful, rural and agricultural South. But the thing which created the deepest impression was not so much the economic differences between the two sections as the racial. The North, according to Spence, was composed of a conglomerate, unfused mass of nationalities – Irish, German, Swiss, Swedish, Danish, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Russian, Jewish, Roumanian, and Turkish – an inferior, mongrel people, while the South was almost pure British. This idea stuck – and even today sticks in the British mind – and the majority of the British soon felt a racial sympathy with the South which they did not have for the North. Henceforth, the bragging, swaggering, dishonest American with the nasal twang came from north of the Mason and Dixon Line. The initial sympathy of the British people for the North because of the belief that the South had seceded to set up a slave state and that the North stood for the freedom of the slave was soon destroyed, and a strong conviction arose that the freedom of the slave was not an issue in the war. One can hardly escape the logic of events which forced this conclusion upon the British mind. During the winter of 1861….numerous compromises of the American troubles were discussed, the most important of which was the Crittenden compromise conceding a permanent share in the territories to slavery. The [London] Economist upon hearing of such proposals spoke of the measures as iniquitous, and was not willing to believe that Lincoln would yield to them. But the final disillusionment came when in his inaugural address Lincoln said: “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists,…..I believe I have no lawful right to do so and have no intention to do so.” This was, in truth, the death knell of British sympathy based upon the moral righteousness of the northern cause. If freedom was not the cause [of the North], then what was it? The Economist late in the summer of 1861 pronounced….[the war] was not for freeing the slaves on the part of the North or preserving slavery on the part of the South, but was for dominion and power on the part of the one and the right of self government of the other. The inevitable conclusion was that the war was “a war of conquest and not of philanthropy”…..and after all the South was “only fighting for that right to choose their government.” All were now conscious that no really noble or soul-stirring cause was in any way at issue, since the abolition sentiment had “nothing to do with the quarrel and the protective tariff a great deal and the mere lust of dominion and empire more than either.” Then if the freedom of the slave was not the issue, asked the Economist, “on what other ground can we be fairly be called upon to sympathize so warmly with the Federal cause?” (King Cotton Diplomacy, Foreign Relations of the Confederate States of America, Frank Lawrence Owsley, University of Chicago Press, 1931, pp. 172-173; 186-188)
In1775, Patrick Henry declared "Give me liberty, or give me death." Henry went on to become one of the chief "anti-federalists" who saw the beginnings of an imperial presidency in the Constitution, which he saw as a direct threat to state sovereignty. Too bad we haven't paid as much attention to Patrick Henry's anti-federalist speeches as we have to his most famous quote.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Though posing as an anti-racist monitoring institution, the SPLC’s primary concern has never been the KKK or “White Identity”. Rather, the SPLC’s job has been and always will be to marginalize and defame those who stand against centralized federal power, regardless of how corrupt that power has become. They are not anti-racists, or liberals, or concerned citizens; they are STATISTS, who only care about maintaining the superiority of a government that has been bought and paid for many times over by a gaggle of international financiers with delusions of godhood.This is not exaggeration. The SPLC routinely uses the term "anti-government" as a synonym for "extremist" and "terrorist." At one SPLC-sponsored inquistion, Heidi Beirich proclaimed that calling someone a "bankster" or a "Neocon" is proof of anti-Semitism. So if you object to the Wall Street bailout or to DC's policy of endless war, you're going to be denounced for hating Jews. Better keep your hateful ideas to yourself if you know what's good for you. Thanks to Kevin for the heads up!
The murder of American society continues:
Calling it “The Great Crossover,” a report by academics and social activists shows that for the first time in history the median age of American women having babies is lower than the median age of marriage – 25.7 and 26.5, respectively. These “dramatic changes in childbearing,” the report states, results in dramatic statistics about American children. Among them, 48 percent of first births are by unwed mothers, and by age 30 two-thirds of American women have had a child, typically out of wedlock.Both the normalization of illegitimacy and same-sex "marriage" are part of the campaign to dismantle the traditional family, which is the heart of traditional society. Wreck that, and the power of the government will necessarily grow to fill the void. Where else will order come from?
“Apparently one of the key aspects of being a Republican is never remembering what happened last time.” Vox Day That's why it's no surprise so many Republicans are devouring the anti-Iran propaganda the Neocons are spewing today. From the looks of things, "Won't be fooled again!" has mutated into, "I WANT to be fooled again!"
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The NAACP says putting students of similar abilities together is "racist," and the eloquent spokesperson of the American Federation of Teachers condemns it as "a bad thing." But once again, natural groupings persist, even in our oh-so-politically correct government schools. Seems natural hierarchies just keep spontaneously organizing, despite artificial efforts to eliminate them. The left continues to lose in its war on nature.
Check out this bizarre post from American Power entitled "Just and Noble War in Iraq":
It's the ten-year anniversary of the Iraq war and the left is using this as a chance to (hypocritically) delegitimize the use of force in national security policy. ... Iraq was popular at the beginning, but Americans rejected the prolonged deployment. ... The Democrats: the party of defeat and treason.As astounding that anyone could defend the Bush regime's rush to war in Iraq, it's just stupefying that the war could be praised as a project "conservatives" must defend against "leftists." So I had to drop a comment:
Many Democrats supported the invasion of Iraq, including the Clintons, Dianne Feinstein, and Joe Lieberman. The reason the majority of Americans turned against the war was because they eventually realized the Bush regime had LIED about WMD and Iraq's ties to 9/11.The blog author responded with this incredible assertion: "Bush didn't lie. It's a lie to say he lied." Now let me get this straight: I'm lying when I say Bush lied? In fact, we now know that both British and American intelligence knew before the war "that Iraq had no active weapons of mass destruction." The head of Britain’s spy service at the time, Richard Dearlove, has admitted, “It seemed clear that Bush had made up his mind to take military action, even if the timing was not yet decided. But the case was thin. Saddam was not threatening his neighbours, and his WMD capability was less than that of Libya, North Korea or Iran.” The reason Americans initially supported the Iraq War was because they had been led to believe Saddam had assisted the 9/11 terrorists. A congressional investigation identified “237 misleading statements" about Iraq-al Qaeda cooperation made by Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, and Powell. Were Bush regime officials lying, or were they merely mistaken? In 2002, Dick Cheney made this assertion: “Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. There is no doubt he is amassing them to use against our friends, against our allies, and against us.” A claim to certain knowledge can be verified or disproven by subsequent events. I'd say that what's transpired between the run-up to the war and now has thoroughly disproven the Bush regime's statements. Maybe you don't think this affects you. "So what if a million Iraqis died, and three million lost their homes? Why do I care?" For one thing, we're going to suffer for this colossal blunder for decades. Some of the direct results of the Neocon Wars include the Department of Homeland Security, the USA Patriot Act, surveillance drones, and indefinite detention. Then there's the expanded Muslim influence here at home directly attributable to the Iraq War. Some 62,000 Iraqis have settled in the US since the war. The town of El Cajon, California, is now called "Little Baghdad" because of the 20,000 Iraqis who now live there. Have these Iraqis assimilated? Check it out:
Stores sell pickled turnips and cucumbers. Restaurants sell kebobs and Halal meat. ... There are Kurds from the country’s northern region, Sunnis from central areas, and Shiite from the south. There are Chaldean Christians as well.Is this good for Americans? Think the old rivalries between those groups will continue? Who knows? And who cares?
Why don't Facebook users just go ahead and let the government put video cameras in their living rooms?
New Jersey police and Dept. of Children and Families officials raided the home of a firearms instructor and demanded to see his guns after he posted a Facebook photo of his 11-year-old son holding a rifle. “Someone called family services about the photo,” said Evan Nappen, an attorney representing Shawn Moore. “It led to an incredible, heavy-handed raid on his house. They wanted to see his gun safe, his guns and search his house. They even threatened to take his kids.”You have been warned. via Vox Day
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Yes, it's happened again - another foreigner took a job that should have gone to an an American. People like me keep asking, "Wonder where these employees' loyalties lie?" Now we have the answer:
Bo Jiang, the Chinese national scientist employed by a NASA contractor for work at the space agency's Langley Research Center, was arrested Sunday by the FBI at Dulles International Airport as he tried to flee to China, according to Rep. Frank Wolf, R-VA. Wolf said during a Capitol Hill news conference today that Jiang’s work at the NASA facility had given him access to information that “would be of the greatest interest to foreign spies, including China.”The same story reveals that there are over 200 Chinese nationals holding jobs that give them wide access to sensitive information about NASA. Thus we have yet another "Blood is thicker than water" story. These stories are so numerous, it would be tedious to link them all, but here are the results from a Google search. I wonder if this will happen again? I wonder ...
In early November 1832, President Andrew Jackson dispatched a spy to monitor nullification forces in South Carolina, and “transferred several military companies to Fort Moultrie and Castle Pinckney” in preparation of war against that State. Though using these aggressive measures to elevate his power and prestige, Jackson also urged Congress to lower the existing tariff and “attacked the protective system for the first time.” He had come to the view that like the national bank he opposed for making “the rich richer and the potent more powerful,” protective tariffs for Northern industry accomplished the same. Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission www.ncwbts150.com "The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial" To Stand or Fall With Carolina: “[Robert Y.] Hayne’s [inaugural] speech was nothing short of a full-blown statement of State supremacy….”Fellow citizens, This is Our Own – Our Native Land,” declared Hayne. “It is the soil of CAROLINA which has been enriched by the precious blood of our ancestors, shed in defense of those rights and liberties, which we are bound, by every tie divine and human, to transmit unimpaired to our posterity. It is here that we have been cherished in youth and sustained in manhood….here repose the honored bones of our Fathers….here, when our earthly pilgrimage is over, we hope to sink to rest, on the bosom of our common mother. Bound to our country by such sacred, and endearing ties – let others desert her, if they can, let them revile her, if they will – let them give aid and countenance to her enemies, if they may – but for us, we will STAND OR FALL WITH CAROLINA.” The [South Carolina] legislature gave Governor Hayne authority to accept military volunteers, to draft any Carolinian between eighteen and forty-five (including unionists), and to call out the State militia. The legislators approved a $200,000 appropriation for purchasing arms and authorized Hayne to draw and additional $200,000 from a contingent fund. On December 26 Hayne issued his proclamation asking for volunteers; by the beginning of 1833 the governor and his district commanders were raising, equipping and training an army. Soldiers constantly drilled in the streets, and for a season Carolina uniforms and blue cockades were standard fare in churches and at tea parties. Over 25,000 men – more than had voted for nullification in the first place – volunteered to defend South Carolina against Jackson’s armies. [Former Governor James Hamilton’s military preparations] had a chance to win an immediate victory over the two badly exposed federal forts. Fort Moultrie had been built on Sullivan’s Island, and since South Carolina owned part of the island, Hamilton’s volunteers could lay siege to the fort. Castle Pinckney, erected on an island only a mile out from Gadsden Wharf, could be battered down by the nullifiers’ heavy cannon. The necessity for a strategy of defense, however, weakened the possibility of quick victory. The governor, commanding his army with commendable restraint and caution, also knew that a concentration of troops might precipitate a needless war. Hayne insisted that volunteers train at home….[but with] the entire army in the uplands, Charleston would be vulnerable to a concentrated federal attack. Hayne attempted to solve the dilemma with his mounted-minutemen plan. The governor asked each district to appoint a small cavalry unit which could race to Charleston on a moment’s notice. “If in each district only one hundred such men could be secured,” wrote Hayne, “we would have the means of throwing 2,500 of the elite of the whole State upon a given point in three or four days.” Prelude to Civil War, The Nullification Controversy in South Carolina, 1816-1836, William W. Freehling, Oxford University Press, 1965, pp. 264-266; 275-277)
Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia wants Philly's
Inquisition Human Relations Commission to "rebuke" Philadelphia Magazine and author Bob Huber for publishing a story about White attitudes toward Blacks that "perpetuated harmful stereotypes." Nutter dismissed the charge that he, as an elected official, should not suppress free speech, saying, “the First Amendment, like other constitutional rights, is not an unfettered right.”
In other words, the First Amendment really means that Americans are free to agree with government-approved orthodoxy. Otherwise, they will regret their words. My, doesn't that sound familiar?
Now it's okay to slam Whites these days. But to acknowledge certain facts about Black communities, even in the face of abundant evidence, is simply not permitted.
Welcome to post-racial America.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This report from FAIR isn't exactly a news flash, but it should dispel any illusions some may still be clinging to about the Republican party as our champion. It isn't. Those who want to preserve Western civilization in American now have the following options: 1 - Hope the emerging majority is merciful to us. Maybe it'll allow us to keep some of our property. 2 - Create a third party to win national elections and turn Washington, DC, around. And while they're at it, they can pass laws to make all teenagers clean their rooms. 3 - Secede and resume our delegated right of self-government. I've made my choice. How about you? Which one has the best chance?
Totally, irreversibly so, that's how. From The Market Ticker:
In two years federal medical spending along with Social Security and interest will, on current paths, reach the total of all tax receipts. At the outside the market will realize that Congress will never address the underlying issue with medical care because they have steadfastly refused to do so. At that point we will have become Greece and Cyprus. For those who say that our banking system is "strong" and "not corrupt unlike Cyprus" may I ask what the record is on money laundering and intentional obfuscation of the truth with regard to firms such as HSBC and Wachovia (both of which were caught laundering enormous amounts of money) and JP Morgan (which was just grilled, along with the regulators, regarding the "London Whale") and not one person or institution has been indicted and prosecuted? There is about $20 trillion in US Retirement "assets." A "small" 10% "one time" tax levy on those assets would fund the US Deficit a couple of years from now, and I will go out on a limb now and predict that exactly that will be done.Add the 20 million or so illegal aliens, all eligible for ObamaCare and Social Security, and you've got the makings of the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of the world. Question is: What happens next?
Fiction365 has just published my short story entitled "The Uprising." It's about three conspirators who meet one winter night to overthrow a tyrannical government they once supported. The regime ruthlessly exterminates opposition, so the conspirators realize they're risking their lives. But it's only a fantasy tale, so don't let it frighten you.
The irony is just too much. While the semi-capitalist US is busily importing poverty from the Third World and subsidizing single mothers, Red China is backing a eugenics program. The irony is that the US committed itself to its egalitarian Civil Rights revolution to counter the Soviet Union's appeal to the Third World. Affirmative action, white flight, and the pro-multicultural Immigration Reform Act of 1965 all sprang from that radical shift in US policy. It's also interesting that eugenics, which was originally a leftist project for improving the human race, and responsible for the sterilization of thousands who were deemed inferior in the US, has been revived in a communist country.
If you don't support US taxpayers subsidizing wealthy Israel, you're obviously anti-Semitic.
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Grab your barf-bag! North Carolina has a tribute to traitors on state-owned property:
Call them Yankees, federals or Union soldiers, but finally after more than 100 years the men in blue have their own monument on state-owned soil. Southern soil. The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War unveiled a $10,000 monument Saturday at the Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site, three days before the 148th anniversary of the Battle of Bentonville, the largest Civil War battle fought in North Carolina. From March 19 to 21, 1865, Gen. Joseph Johnston’s troops launched their last offensive attack on the federals.So when do we erect a monument to the Americans who fought for the British in 1776? They believed in their cause, too.
Looks like another DC-led "liberation" has gone sour:
The continued presence of American Special Operations troops in Wardak Province, against the wishes of the Afghan government, brought demonstrators to the capital on Saturday and provoked a strongly worded denunciation from Muslim clerics. President Hamid Karzai had given the Americans until March 10 to remove all Special Operations troops from the province, after complaints about night raids in which victims disappeared. ... On Saturday, the influential Ulema Council, whose members are appointed by President Karzai and represent all of the country’s Islamic clerics, issued a threatening statement demanding the withdrawal from Wardak as well as a transfer of the American-controlled prison at Bagram to Afghan control. “If the Americans once again do not honor their commitments and keep on disobeying, then this will be considered as an occupation, and they may expect to see a reaction to their action,” the statement said. It referred to American forces in Afghanistan as “infidels,” echoing language used by the Taliban.But - Abraham Lincoln! Martin Luther King! Rosa Parks! No, for some reason, these silly Afghans don't see US troops as liberators. Guess DC will just have to kill more of them until they learn their lesson.
I love the smell of rebellion in the morning - it smells like - freedom. So this story brought a smile to my face:
A growing number of states are moving forward with legislation to exempt them from new federal gun controls and, in some cases, brand as criminals anyone who tries to enforce them. While many of the bills are considered symbolic or appear doomed to fail, the legislative explosion reflects a backlash against legislative and regulatory efforts in Washington to tamp down on gun violence. As of this week, at least 28 states had taken up consideration of gun bills this year, according to new data compiled by the National Conference of State Legislatures. More than 70 bills have been put forward in all.DC is increasingly on a course that's rousing the people of the sovereign States to action. At some point, some one has to back down. Let's see who blinks first.
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Clyde Wilson scrutinizes our overlords in government, and is not impressed. "American politics today is quite literally mindless," he says. And the future that is shaping up before our eyes promises strife and repression:
The rise of Obama indicates that the minority elite has been admitted into at least the second level of the establishment. Despite all its radical rhetoric, the minority elite is patronage-oriented and offers no threat to elite power. Indeed the minority elite has always actually supported and comforted the rulers and would not exist without their support. ... It seems, however, that our rulers are afraid of "rightwing extremists," i.e., Americans with a traditional sense of freedom and justice. We can expect the campaign to spread fear and hatred of such to increase and measures for their suppression to be presented.Those of us who still embrace traditional views of liberty are being demonized as a threat to socialist, muliti-cultural America. "Freedom FROM government" is rejected as a negative, anti-progressive view of government, and is therefore being replaced by the more positive "freedom THROUGH government." The more powerful DC is, the more bounty it can lavish on its beneficiaries. As Dr. Wilson says, these growing minority interest groups are "patronage-oriented," and are the ideal constituency for big government. No wonder the government is busily "electing a new people."
Friday, March 15, 2013
While it's gratifying to see the central idea of this blog validated by a political scientist, it's also unsettling to realize the process of creeping tyranny is accelerating:
Texas A&M University Professor Christopher Layne writes in "Kant or Cant: The Myth of Democratic Peace" that the greater the external threat a state faces or believes that it does, the more autocratic its foreign policy making process will be and the more centralized its political structures will become. Layne argues that external threats necessitate a powerful governmental apparatus to mobilize resources for national security purposes; in turn, the more likely these states are to adopt statist forms of democracy or even authoritarian structures. As we have witnessed with past conflicts, and especially since 9/11, war concentrates power in the executive branch and thus expands the limits placed on our constitutional republic.Actually that last line should read, "FORMER constitutional republic." Lincoln crippled the republic, Wilson and Roosevelt weakened it, and Obama will destroy it.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Yes, DC is now outsourcing its terrorism. But as long as there's money to be made ...
“I was especially hard on my boys. They had to grow up to be men. There were going to be black men in this society. They were going to have it hard.” April Gadson, on why her live-in boyfriend beat her son to death. Is there any evil that can't be blamed on Whites?
And here's why: Problem is, the web site for the Wisconsin Department of Public
Indoctrination Instruction plays it both ways. While there are links to sites that condemn White people for the original sin of being White, such as "Deeply Embarrassed White People Talk Awkwardly About Race," there's also a link to "Race, the Power of an Illusion," which insists White people don't really exist, becuase race isn't real.
So which is it?
“There are, in increasingly frightening numbers, cells of angry men in the United States preparing for combat," warns an unusually strident house editorial by the Los Angeles Times. "They are usually heavily armed, blinded by an intractable hatred, often motivated by religious zeal.” That description was not applied to the masked, armor-clad Berserkers who kick down doors in the early morning or late at night and terrorize families over non-violent "offenses." ... The Times didn't direct that rhetorical salvo at the people who are openly discussing plans to fill America's skies with robot planes that can – and will – be used as weapons platforms. The Times editorial collective focused its indignation upon a much safer target – namely, “white, right-wing Americans, all with an obsessive attachment to guns, who may represent a greater danger to the lives of American civilians than international terrorists.” ... Citing the most recent missive from the self-appointed Stasi at the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Times claims that there are 1,360 proto-terrorist groups – sneeringly denounced as "patriots," "constitutionalists," and "sovereign citizens" – scattered throughout the Soyuz. "These groups should be closely monitored, with resources adequate to the task, even if it means shifting some homeland security money from the hunt for foreign terrorists," concludes the paper.You have to hand it to the SPLC - they're good at what they do. The point of all propaganda is to create an image of "the enemy" as an inhuman mad dog driven by irrational hatred. The corporate media, which feeds on melodrama, is always looking for a sensational story that will boost readership. And let's not forget that the average reporter is a lock-step leftist who's always sniffing around for a thrilling narrative that validates his ideology and boosts his career. No wonder so many journalists are happy to regurgitate the SPLC's press releases almost word for word.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The American Cultural Revolution continues to plow along, destroying the old world while forging a new one. Unlike Red China, the American version uses VISTA to indoctrinate and intimidate its victims instead of using the Red Guard. In both revolutions, however, the victims will be shamed and bullied into confessing their crimes:
The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) wants its white VISTA volunteers who work with low-income, racially diverse public schools to examine the “privilege” their Caucasian race confers on them. DPI devotes an entire Web page to “Power and Privilege,” including links to racial justice workshops and online tests where VISTA volunteers can “learn about your personal bias.” One “diversity” document linked to DPI’s Web site suggests that white people “wear a white wristband as a reminder about your privilege, and as a personal commitment to explain why you wear the wristband.” The document -- written by a diversity resource center in New Jersey -- also suggests that white people ask themselves questions, such as: “How do I ignore privilege? What am I doing today to undo my privilege? How do I fool myself into thinking I am powerless?”It's quite a surprise to see the DPI's web page. It offers a variety of objective viewpoints on race, including Time Wise, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and Glenn Singleton. That's the whole spectrum of approved thought on modern race relations, from "whites should be deep fried and shot" to "whites should be pitied and forgiven if they grovel enough." Sounds fair to me.
Goodbye, 4th Amendment! Nice knowing you:
The Obama administration is drawing up plans to give all U.S. spy agencies full access to a massive database that contains financial data on American citizens and others who bank in the country, according to a Treasury Department document seen by Reuters. The proposed plan represents a major step by U.S. intelligence agencies to spot and track down terrorist networks and crime syndicates by bringing together financial databanks, criminal records and military intelligence.Let's see - we have socialized medicine, new restrictions on gun rights, same-sex "marriage," indefinite detention, domestic drones, record numbers of prosecutions of government whistle-blowers, and now federal spies will get our financial data. Wonder what Obama will do in his third term?
When "conservative" George W. Bush launched his "global democratic revolution" in Iraq, he appealed to internationalist principles to justify his actions. All men are equal, he assured us, so a global empire of liberty under DC's hegemony is the ONLY rational structure for the new world order. In his second inaugural, he invoked the language of global liberation:
"Because we have acted in the great liberating tradition of this nation, tens of millions have achieved their freedom. And as hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts we have lit a fire as well, a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power; it burns those who fight its progress. And one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world."Now that 4,486 U.S. soldiers have died, along with over a half-million Iraqis, with over 2 million refugees, not to mention a crushing debt for American taxpayers, the dust has settled a bit, and we can see the actual results of W's war. Instead of swaddling the inhabitants of the Middle East in a fuzzy blanket of internationalism, the Iraq War has splintered the nations of the region. And as Fred Kaplan explains, looking at the history of the Middle East, it's no surprise. The borders of those nations were not the result of a natural process. After the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of WWI, the victorious Allied powers re-drew the borders for their benefit, not the benefit of the people living there. So hostile groups were artificially yoked together in order to keep them disunited and weak. For decades, the Western powers were able to play one side against the other for their own gain. Then George W. Bush came along. As Kaplan puts it, "The regions’s borders have long been artificial. The war in Iraq accelerated their demise." Today, Iraqi Shiites have cozied up to the Shiites of Iran. The Kurds now enjoy greater prosperity because they're able to govern themselves by their own standards. But not all the news is good. There's still a whole lot of shaking down ahead for the region. Things could get messy. But that's the inevitable result of gerrymandering. And consider this: The same strategy Britain and France used to carve up the Middle East is being used by our handlers in DC. By importing Third-World immigrants, DC is deliberatley undermining our cultural unity to keep us weak and more easily managed.
What's the biggest special-interest group in government? Government employees. Check out these scary numbers: Add the number of federal employees to the growing total of people dependent on federal benefits, and you have a solid majority. Thanks to Robert for the link!
The Greatest of Rights Reserved to the States: From Mr. [Robert] Toombs, Secretary of State, Message No. 5, Department of State, Montgomery, Alabama, May 18, 1861. To: Hon Wm. L. Yancey, Hon. Pierre A. Rost, Hon. A. Dudley Mann, Commissioners of the Confederate States, etc. Gentlemen: My dispatch of the 24th contained an accurate summary of the important events which had transpired up to that date, and informed you that the Executive of the United States had commenced a war of aggression against the Confederate States. On the 20th instant the convention of the people of North Carolina will assemble at Raleigh, and there is no doubt that, immediately thereafter, ordinances of secession from the United States, and union with the Confederate States, will be adopted. Although ten independent and sovereign States have thus deliberately severed the bonds which bound them in political union with the United States, and have formed a separate and independent Government for themselves, the President of the United States affects to consider that the Federal Union is still legally and constitutionally unbroken….He claims to be our ruler, and insists that he has the right to enforce our obedience. From the newspaper press, the rostrum, and the pulpit, the partisans of Mr. Lincoln, while they clamorously assert their devotion to the Union and Constitution of the United States, daily preach a relentless war between the sections, to be prosecuted not only in violation of all constitutional authority, but in disregard of the simplest law of humanity. The authorized exponents of the sentiments of [Lincoln’s party]…avow that it is the purpose of the war to subjugate the Confederate States, spoliate the property of our citizens, sack and burn our cities and villages, and exterminate our citizens….. [The] real motive which actuates Mr. Lincoln and those who now sustain his acts is to accomplish by force of arms that which the masses of the Northern people have long sought to effect – namely, the overthrow of our domestic institutions, the devastation and destruction of our social interests, and the reduction of the Southern States to the condition of subject provinces. It is not astonishing that a people educated in that school which always taught the maintenance of the rights of the few against the might of the many, which ceaselessly regarded the stipulation to protect and preserve the liberties and vested rights of every member of the Confederacy as the condition precedent upon which each State delegated certain powers necessary for self-protection to the General Government, should refuse to submit dishonorably to the destruction of their constitutional liberty, the insolent denial of their right to govern themselves and to hold and enjoy their property in peace. In the exercise of that greatest of the rights reserved to the several States by the late Federal Constitution – namely, the right for each State to be judge for itself, as well of the infractions of the compact of the Union, as of the mode and measure of redress – the sovereignties composing the Confederate States resolved to sever their political connection with the United States and form a Government of their own, willing to effect this purpose peacefully at any sacrifice save that of honor and liberty, but determined even at the cost of war to assert their right to independence and self-government.” (A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy 1861-1865, James D. Richardson, Volume II, US Publishing Company, 1905, excerpt, pp. 26-31)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Hardly. As I've previously argued (see here and here), I see Rand Paul as yet another deceptive politician who intends to save the Empire by nullifying its critics. He mouths the words that attract critics of militarism, but turns around and pledges support for even more military adventures. Here's one admirer who supports Rand Paul for just that reason:
While Sen. Paul has fought to de-authorize the War on Terror and explicitly delink sanctions from war as a response to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, he also voted yes on the sanctions. While he repeated Ron Paul’s position about ending foreign aid to Israel, he has prioritized ending foreign aid and military sales to Israel’s enemies first and even declared in January that an attack on the Jewish state should be treated as an attack on the United States. In a major foreign policy address in February, he made clear he was not a carbon copy of his father. “There are definite differences,” he declared.When Neocons and faux libertarians make love eyes at the same politician, something's up.
Was comic-book hero Superman based on the Ku Klux Klan?
In an article in the Journal of Graphic Novels and Comics, Chris Gavaler argues that the Klu Klux Klan was one of the main historical sources for superheroes. Specifically, Gavaler says, pulp pro-Klan novels like Thomas Dixon's 1905 The Clansmen put in place many of the tropes used by Siegel and Shuster when they created their first Superman stories. According to Gavaler, Dixon's "Ben Cameron, aka the Grand Dragon, represents the earliest twentieth-century incarnation of an American vigilante hero who assumes a costume and alias to hide his identity while waging his war for good."Bonus fact: Superman's creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, were Jewish. The Hebrew translation of "Kal-El" is "voice of God," since "el" translates into "of God." Certain ang-els (!) have "el" in their name, such as "Gabriel" and "Ariel." The masculine names "Micha-el" and "Jo-el" are respectively translated as "Who is like God?" and "God is willing." "Israel" means “to wrestle with God.”
Sounds like some people don't like being occupied by foreigners. Meanwhile, the "liberation" of Afghanistan is coming apart at the seams. Business as usual in the last days of the collapsing DC Empire.
I like this idea! From the Southern Nationalist Network: We have yet another way to promote our message of independence. Introducing our new ‘Secede from Obamaland’ stickers. Unlike our regular ‘Secede’ stickers this one has a bit of colour: it’s red, white and black. The message is sure to be popular with conservatives and those opposed to the Obama Administration – which means most Southerners. Click here to order yours today!
... they still manage it. Yes, once again, our handlers in DC have sunk to a new low:
The Pew Research Center in Washington, D.C. has found that fewer Americans than ever trust the decisions made by the government. Data collected from a survey taken in January of this year indicates that all demographics and partisan groups experienced an increasing lack of faith in government leadership, according to a release posted on the Pew Research website late last week.If the relationship between the people and our "elected servants" in DC were what it's supposed to be - that is, employer to employee, instead of subject to apparatchik - then these jokers would've been tossed out into the street years ago. Instead, we keep getting pummeled with grating reminders that we serve them, such as this story: Washington DC area tops list of America's richest cities. This racial breakdown of the poll portends further seismic activity:
“However, there are disparities,” the official summary noted. “[M]ore than twice as many Hispanics as whites (44 percent vs. 20 percent) trust the federal government, and more blacks (38 percent) than whites trust the government.”Expect that discrepancy to widen. When DC grants amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens, all armed with voter registration cards and affirmative action mandates, even more whites will see DC for the corrupt, immoral back-stabber that it is.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Why I quit Facebook:
In one of the biggest studies of its kind, scientists from [Cambridge University’s] psychometrics team and a Microsoft-funded research centre analysed data from 58,000 Facebook users to predict traits and other information that were not provided in their profiles. The algorithms were 88 per cent accurate in predicting male sexual orientation, 95 per cent for race and 80 per cent for religion and political leanings. Personality types and emotional stability were also predicted with accuracy ranging from 62-75 per cent. Facebook declined to comment.I bet they declined. Just as I declined to continue surrendering my privacy.
Ed Sebesta has broken new ground. His post announcing his latest project has to be the most impenetrable prose the Internet has ever seen. Behold:
www.BlackCommentator.com has published an article on using the historical memory of the Confederacy of jurors to screen out racially biased jurors written by Euan Hague and myself. I am now contacting persons and groups who would be interested in having juries free of racial bias as to how this proposed method of pre-screening jurors could be implemented.Allow me to catch my breath. The fun thing about a word salad like this is the unexpected word groups that pop up as you try to puzzle it out. For example, what on earth is "the historical memory of the Confederacy of jurors"? Did jurors get together and form their own confederacy? And the part about screening out "racially biased jurors written by Euan Hague and myself" is even more mind-blowing. Does that mean "racially biased jurors" are only literary creations Sebesta and Hague made up? Here's my translation: Ed Sebesta wants the courts to dismiss any potential juror who is an SCV member or merely owns a Confederate flag. Yes, Ed Sebesta is THAT obsessed with the South. This is so howling-at-the-moon nutty that even the anti-Southern Civil War Memory dismissed Sebesta's post as "truly bizarre." One regular commenter noted that even she, a self-described "Yankee anti-secessionist," could be rejected by Sebesta's odd, poorly conceived criteria.
Political Outcast has a great piece that ties in nicely with our previous post on northern suburban communities that are seceding from Atlanta. Thanks to Kearney for forwarding!
Peaceful secession is changing the global map. Here in the tottering DC Empire, it's stirring up at the grass roots level, creating oases of self-determination and sanity that stand against ruinous collectivization. In the counties north of Atlanta, the efforts of the residents to free themselves of the confiscatory policies of the Detroit of the South are gaining attention:
As Detroit – beset by violence, debt and social woes – prepares to undergo a historic takeover by the Michigan state government, the city of Atlanta could be sliding toward a similar fate. Some are quietly wondering whether Atlanta is in danger of becoming “the Detroit of the South.” The city has experienced an ongoing succession of government scandals, ranging from a massive cheating racket to corruption, bribery, school-board incompetence and now the potential loss of accreditation for the local DeKalb County school system. For several years, problems of this sort have fueled political reforms, including the creation of new cities in northern Atlanta suburbs. Due to the intensification of corruption scandals in DeKalb, some state-level reform proposals could become national news very soon. ‘Super-white majority’ cities As a result of the unsavory politics in urban Atlanta, northern suburban communities acted to distance themselves. Beginning in 2005, many communities began the process of incorporating into cities. Thus far, Milton, Sandy Springs, Brookhaven, Dunwoody, Chattahoochee Hills and Johns Creek have done so.No doubt, the Empire will strike back. There will probably be federal lawsuits, police occupation, etc., in attempts to quash this little rebellion. But the genie is out of the bottle. As more people organize at the local level, secession will inevitably branch out to larger areas - not out of ideology, or nostalgia, but out of political and economic necessity. And the more pressure applied to stop it, the more it will grow.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
"Big government, international interventionist, and monetarist 'conservatives' hate Ron Paul for exactly the same reason the Pharisees and Sadducees hated Jesus Christ. Because he exposes their intrinsically false nature to themselves." Vox Day
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, March 10, 2013
Saturday, March 9, 2013
I don't normally do this, but this commentary by Thomas DiLorenzo is so good, I have to post the whole thing: So Senator Rand Paul held a thirteen-hour filibuster to protest the Obammunists' assertion of a "right" to murder American citizens with drones. Senators McCain and Graham predictably defended the murder of American citizens without any due process because, well, because they are fascists, as is the hysterical David Frum and quite a few other equally-hysterical neoconmen. Sorry guys, but this "debate" was ended more than 140 years ago when the U.S. government established the precedent of murdering hundreds of thousands of American citizens and imprisoning thousands of Northern-state political dissenters without any due process. In fact, neocons like Frum, McCain and Graham often celebrate this fact. I refer, of course, to the mass murder of between 350,000 and 450,000 citizens (according to new research) of the Southern states by the Lincoln regime. Lincoln never conceded that secession was legal; therefore, he considered all Southerners as U.S. citizens and orchestrated the waging of total war on them for four years. He was famous for his devilish experimenting with bigger and better weapons of mass destruction --the "drones" of his day. He rewarded generals like Sherman and Sheridan for supervising the pillaging, plundering, murdering, and raping of Southern civilians during the "March to the Sea" and the burning down of the entire Shenandoah Valley after the Confederate Army had vacated it. For this the cowardly and barbaric Sheridan has been portrayed as a "great war hero." After the war, the exact same individuals commenced a 25 year campaign of genocide against the Plains Indians, eventually murdering about 45,000 of them, including thousands of women and children, and placing the rest in concentration camps called "reservations." The Constitution is long dead, Senator Paul. Secession is the only way out.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, March 09, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Here's the "conservative" wing of the Republican Party in action:
citizens subjects don't have ANY rights.
The anti-Rand Pauls, Sen. John McCain of Arizona and Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, took to the Senate floor this morning to defend killing American citizens at presidential discretion. Graham is ... saying that everything you do is a danger to America no matter who or where you are, as long as the U.S. government has decided you have "joined al-Queda," whatever the hell that means.So much for separation of powers in DC to protect us from an ambitious chief executive. So much for the notion that Republicans believe in small government. If the president can dictate who lives and dies at his discretion, American
The number of conspiracy-peddling anti-government groups hit a record high last year, according to a report put out Tuesday by the Southern Poverty Law Center, which also found that hate groups in general remain at near-record levels. Between 2000 and 2012, the number of hate groups, defined the by SPLC as those that verbally attack minority groups, rose from 602 to more than 1,000. The number declined slightly last year—from 1,018 to 1,007—but the number of so-called "patriot groups," groups that generally believe the government is conspiring to take Americans' guns and freedoms...See? Any person or organization that says "the government is conspiring to take Americans' guns and freedoms" is lumped in with "hate groups." By conflating "anti-government groups" with "hate groups," the writer parrots and endorses the SPLC's propaganda. The SPLC has made a fortune by de-legitimizing opposition to DC's agenda. But are there any facts to back up these charges? One of the "conspiracy theories" we "hate groups" have been promoting is that there is no greater threat to our rights, lives, and liberty than big, centralized government. And just a couple of days ago, the same magazine featured an expose of AG Holder's assertion that the president has the authority to execute Americans here at home with the drones that will soon be buzzing overhead. Add that to indefinite detention and unwarranted surveillance, and what do you have? I'd call it a threat, but then, I'm supposed to be one of those "anti-government extremists."
Yay, Bernie Thuersam! Annoyed by the SPLC's fundraising-by-insinuation campaign, which is always boosted by a gullible press, the State Chair of the North Carolina League of the South decided to set the record straight by pointing out who the REAL hater is:
The Southern Poverty Law Center highlights two local organizations when naming this year's active hate groups in the United States. The League of the South made the list and the chairman of the North Carolina chapter, which is based in Wilmington, said the label is outrageous but nothing new. Bernhard Thuersam said the League of the South has dealt with this hate label for more than a decade. He considers it an attempt to rally support and donations for the SPLC. "They hate anyone who has conservative views or traditional views," said Thuersam.Actually, I'd say the SPLC doesn't really hate conservative groups - they clearly relish the opportunity to conflate conservatives with skinheads so they can frighten meek liberals into signing over their trust funds to the SPLC. The scam has worked so well, the SPLC has had to stash some of its loot in the Caymen Islands. Southern POVERTY Law Center, my foot!
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
At first glance, this crusade by Rand Paul looks courageous, even inspiring:
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is staging an active filibuster of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director, a move prompted by Attorney General Eric Holder’s admission that it could be constitutional to carry out a drone strike on an American in the United States. Paul said that all presidents must honor the Fifth Amendment. “No American should ever be killed in their house without warrant and some kind of aggressive behavior by them,” Paul said on the Senate floor. “To be bombed in your sleep? There’s nothing American about that ... [Obama] says trust him because he hasn’t done it yet. He says he doesn’t intend to do so, but he might. Mr. President, that’s not good enough..."Okay, let's try a little exercise I suggested when folks were questioning Obama's actual birth place: Ask yourself, What if you win? In the case of the birthers, "victory" would have meant President Biden. Was that prospect worth the effort? So now let's pose another what-if scenario: What if Paul wins? If Brennan does not win confirmation, will DC quit domestic surveillance, restrict itself according to the Constitution, and respect our rights to a trial and due process? Of course not - Obama will simply find another functionary to manage his drone program. Paul is trying to reform DC, which is akin to teaching an alligator table manners and respect for human life - it's not only a waste of time, but dangerous because you're asking folks to trust a killer. Actually, you'd have better luck with the gator, because it only kills when hungry.
Legal Insurrection does what the corporate media refuses to do, and that's to scrutinize the Southern Poverty Law Center's motives:
How fitting that on the day a supposed sighting of the KKK at Oberlin College was revealed to be nothing more than a woman wrapped in a blanket, the Southern Poverty Law Center released its latest scare tool, New Report: Radical antigovernment movement continues explosive growth ... This is the same nonsense SPLC peddles every year at this time. Sooner or later, like a ghoulish broken clock, one of SPLC’s predictions will come true, but in the meantime, the SPLC still has not made amends for its “hate map” being used by the guy who shot up the Family Research Council to acquire targets.... OMG, hate groups in Rhode Island have quadrupled! Send money!Explosive growth! Ominous threats! Violent extremism! And white conservatives are behind it all! Meanwhile, in the real world, a different picture emerges. Heather Mac Donald provides this analysis of crime in oh-so-liberal New York City:
Blacks committed 66 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009 (though they were only 55 percent of all stops and only 23 percent of the city’s population). Blacks committed 80 percent of all shootings in the first half of 2009. Together, blacks and Hispanics committed 98 percent of all shootings. Blacks committed nearly 70 percent of all robberies. Whites, by contrast, committed 5 percent of all violent crimes in the first half of 2009, though they are 35 percent of the city’s population.So who's the real threat to your average urban liberal, phantom Klansmen, or real gangbangers?
Now even the leftist Mother Jones magazine expresses concern about Obama's power to snuff out Americans inside the USSA. But I'll bet MJ continues to badmouth the one and only cure to centralized power, and that's States' Rights, because only "racist" Southerners distrust the federal government.
A lot of folks are still stuck in the 60s. Opposition to war and the draft still define the left for them. But in fact, the liberal Democratic Party is now the source of most of the statist, anti-liberty projects in the DC Empire. A case in point:
Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) has just introduced H.R. 748. H.R. 748 would require all persons in the United States between the ages of 18 and 25 to perform national service either as a member of uniformed or civilian service. Civilian services include federal, state, and local government programs. But most frighteningly, this house resolution would "authorize the induction of persons in the uniformed services during wartime to meet end-strength requirements of the uniformed services..." It was bound to come to this. Like any totalitarian state, the USSA wants to make some sort of government service a requirement for everyone, particularly in their prime physical years when their bodies can best meet the requirements of military slaves. Even if these young people don't become cannon fodder, they will literally be forced to perform unpaid labor for their government. Last we checked unpaid labor at gunpoint satisfied the definition of slavery.Keep in mind that "wartime" in DC's global war on terror means "all the time," since there's no end in sight. So your kids can be whisked away anytime to serve as cannon fodder in the Empire's latest war to liberate someone, somewhere.
With the Dow back to its previous October, 2007 high of 14,000 +, the Empire's ecoomic troubles are over. Right? But just take a look at other significant economic indicators from then and now: GDP Growth: Then +2.5%; Now +1.6% Regular Gas Price: Then $2.75; Now $3.73 ($3.90 in Charlotte) Americans Unemployed: Then 6.7 million; Now 13.2 million Americans On Food Stamps: Then 26.9 million; Now 47.69 million US Debt as a Percentage of GDP: Then 38%; Now 74.2% US Deficit: Then $97 billion; Now $975.6 billion Total US Debt: Then $9.008 trillion; Now $16.43 trillion Gold: Then $748; Now $1,583 I'd say we're not out of the woods yet. We may just be stumbling into the jungle. via Vox Popoli
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
So much for the Bill of Rights, due process, limited government, and all those other outdated notions. Now the US is poised to become yet another banana republic. Scary thing is, though, we'll be a Third-World banana republic with First-World technology and efficiency. I have an idea! Anybody else out there want to secede?
DC is a hopeless mess, where neither party represents the people. All federal instutions are corrupt and self-serving. What's a liberty activist to do? The answer is at the State and local level, as these stories illustrate: Montana House Votes to Nullify NDAA Indefinite Detention, 98-0 Fayette County Tennessee Commission Passes Second Amendment Preservation Resolution Gold and Silver Approved as Legal Tender by Arizona Senate Thanks to Kearney for forwarding!
Over the past month at Oberlin College, swastikas have been daubed on windows, gay-rights flyers defaced and a poster for Black History Month overwritten to read "Nigger History Month". On Monday, police were called to investigate a sighting of someone dressed as a member of the Klu Klux Klan near the college's Afrikan Heritage House in the early hours of the morning. That prompted officials to suspend classes "to make a strong statement about the values that we cherish here at Oberlin: inclusion, respect for others, and a strong and abiding faith in the worth of every individual". Officers later indicated the KKK sighting could have been a case of mistaken identity, noting that college security found a student wrapped in a blanket nearby.But isn't the use decoys, such as alleged "students" wrapped in alleged "blankets," the very kind of ruse the wily KKK is known for? Yes, it is. So the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence. Or something like that. In the meantime, students will courageously parade their open-mindedness by whipping themselves up into a lather of self-righteousness. Just keep those cameras going.
Monday, March 4, 2013
That's what the egalitarians keep telling us. But this comical attempt to welcome female players into the NFL would indicate otherwise:
Lauren Silberman's bid to make the NFL consisted of two kickoffs totaling 30 yards, an aggravation of a quadriceps injury she said she initially suffered in training last week and a whole lot of wondering whether the entire thing was a promotional sham. Silberman, 28, a former MIT student who promoted her business in interviews with USA TODAY Sports and the NFL Network last week, didn't exactly stand up to the 37 male kickers during her brief tryout at the New York/New Jersey regional scouting combine Sunday.
Let's get this straight - DC has released 5,000+ criminal aliens from jail, blaming sequestration cuts - and is threatening to release even more. However, the federal government is GIVING Egypt $250 million to "promote democracy." And Israel - don't forget Israel! - will still get its $3.1 billion in military aid. Meanwhile, that crazy League of the South claims the DC Empire pursues its own agenda! What a bunch of extremists!
Don't look for any in DC, says W. James Antle III - everyone there is busy expanding their control over the rest of us:
Civil liberties are theoretically a bipartisan concern. Conservative Republicans who don’t like Obamacare’s “death panels” should be outraged by presidential kill lists. Liberal Democrats who defend due process ought to be offended by secret surveillance law. Protectors of the First and Second Amendments should have a high regard for the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth. Yet restricting civil liberties is what actually commands bipartisan support in Washington. The same Congress that barely averted the fiscal cliff swiftly passed extensions of warrantless wiretapping and indefinite detention, assuring Americans that only the bad guys will be affected but evincing little interest in establishing whether this is really the case.Hold on! Why should liberals such as Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi, who call themselves supporters of civil rights, support government surveillance, presidential kill lists, and indefinite detention? The disturbing answer is that "civil liberties" and "civil rights" are two very different programs. While civil libertarians seek to limit the power of government, civil rights activists want to boost government power. Here are two quotes that illustrate the difference:
"The poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all the force of the Crown. It may be frail; its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storms may enter, the rain may enter, but the King of England cannot enter." Senator Sam Ervin, quoting William Pitt, during the Watergate hearings.Contrast Ervin's view with that of Julian Bond, in this discussion of the aims of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC):
"It inspired and trained the activists who began the 'New Left.' It helped expand the limits of political debate within Black America, and broadened the focus of the civil rights movement. Unlike mainstream civil rights groups, which merely sought integration of Blacks into the existing order, SNCC sought structural changes in American society itself."So while civil libertarians seek to defend traditional society from an intrusive government, civil rights activists want a muscular government that will reconstruct society. "Civil rights" aims to promote equality, which necessarily requires force. "Equality," however, is a never-ending (because impossible) goal. So after affirmative action and quotas have been imposed, same-sex "marriage" and amnesty for illegal aliens become the newest campaign. Meanwhile, as the goal posts keep moving forward, our handlers in DC accumulate more and more control over our lives and property. There's no end in sight - but then, that's the whole idea.