Sunday, June 30, 2013

Challenge filed to stop resumption of Calif. same-sex marriages

This is just pitiful:

Lawyers for groups opposed to same-sex marriage in California petitioned to reverse a federal appeals court order that OK'd the resumption of such unions -- doing so a day after that ruling.

Attorneys applied Saturday to the U.S. Supreme Court for "an immediate order vacating" a decision Friday by the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, according to copies of the document from ProtectMarriage.com and the Alliance Defending Freedom. That appeals court Friday lifted a previous injunction on same-sex marriages in California, "effective immediately."
So - despite NEVER having delegated sovereignty to regulate marriage within its borders, the State of California is begging the Supreme Court to change its mind about same-sex "marriage."

Has anyone in California ever read the 10th amendment? Apparently not.

League of the South at the Unveiling of Atheist Monument in Starke, Florida

Click here for pictures of the protest. And here's another report from the mainstream press.

People are looking for those willing to take a stand. The Florida League of the South is doing just that.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

FL League of the South protests atheist monument in Bradford County

You don't want to miss this great report from the Southern Nationalist Network. Congrats to Michael Tubbs, Chairman Greg Wilson and the North Central Florida Chapter for their courageous demonstration of faith and patriotism! As you can see from the report, this caught the attention of the mainstream media.

California man faces 13 years in jail for scribbling anti-bank messages in chalk

This story tells you how bad things are in the former land of the free:

Jeff Olson, the 40-year-old man who is being prosecuted for scrawling anti-megabank messages on sidewalks in water-soluble chalk last year now faces a 13-year jail sentence. A judge has barred his attorney from mentioning freedom of speech during trial.

According to the San Diego Reader, which reported on Tuesday that a judge had opted to prevent Olson’s attorney from "mentioning the First Amendment, free speech, free expression, public forum, expressive conduct, or political speech during the trial,” Olson must now stand trial for on 13 counts of vandalism.

In addition to possibly spending years in jail, Olson will also be held liable for fines of up to $13,000 over the anti-big-bank slogans that were left using washable children's chalk on a sidewalk outside of three San Diego, California branches of Bank of America, the massive conglomerate that received $45 billion in interest-free loans from the US government in 2008-2009 in a bid to keep it solvent after bad bets went south.
Obviously, Mr. Olson got whacked for what he said, NOT for the "damage" caused by water-soluble chalk. So how long until ANY criticism of politically connected megabanks is prohibited?

Quote of the day

"I still support open immigration. I cannot bring myself to abandon support of my foundational principles just because following those principles might prove fatal." Don Boudreaux, libertarian ideologue, admitting his airy theories on open borders will destroy liberty.

And here's libertarian Jacob Hornberger pretending that the millions of poor socialists from Latin America will magically transform into liberty-loving entrepreneurs.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Federal judge orders State to grant benefits to same-sex couples

UPDATE BELOW:

Keep in mind that Michigan has a constitutional ban against same-sex "marriage" that was approved by 59% of the voters, and ratified by the Michigan Supreme Court.

No matter. State sovereignty, like traditional morality, is just a relic of the past. Our betters in the central government are hell-bound to impose their notions on us:

A federal judge has issued a ruling striking down as unconstitutional a Michigan law barring public employers from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners.

The decision from U.S. District Judge David S. Lawson grants an injunction which prevents Gov. Rick Snyder and state officials from enforcing the 2011 law prohibiting cities, counties and other public employers from offering benefits to same-sex domestic partners.
Same-sex marriage: coming soon to your neighborhood, whether you like it or not.

Mad enough yet? If not, just wait. There are more outrages on the way. Count on it.

UPDATE: And here's our vice-president proving me right: Biden: America 'on the verge' of moving 'even further' on gay marriage

Quote of the day

"Imagine a state has a plant disease, and in 1965 you can recognize the presence of that disease. Now, it's evolved. But we know one thing: The disease is still there in the state." Justice Stephen Breyer, on "the South's continuing moral inferiority."

Breyer JUST KNOWS the South is evil and has been suppressing the black vote, despite the fact that Mississippi has more black elected officials than any other state.

What loyal Americans are really loyal to

via Western Rifle Shooters Association

America Will See Its Worst Race Riot Yet This Summer

If it happens, it will be Obama's fault, says crime reporter Paul Huebl:

Yes, the George Zimmerman trial here has thousands of African-Americans getting ready for some serious bloodletting.

I don’t want to make idle and dire predictions but this nation has never been so divided and racially sensitive. Our African-American President took sides on this case at the very beginning. That ratified a George Zimmerman guilty verdict in the minds of millions.

There’s just one little problem, and that is the murder case should have never been filed. It was filed purely for political reasons despite the fact that it was a simple justifiable homicide.

Zimmerman was the block watch lookout program and followed a suspicious Trayvon Martin after he used an improper entrance to a gated community. Zimmerman was acting at the eyes and ears of the Sanford Police Department. Martin did not like being followed and knew that he could easily beat up the out-of-shape Zimmerman and did so.

The force was unequal and Zimmerman was getting his head pounded on the concrete sidewalk. Zimmerman was fighting for his life when he removed his Kel-Tec pistol and put a round into Martin’s chest.

The Sanford Police Department investigated the shooting and had no probable cause to arrest Zimmerman who regrettably cooperated with them fully. They made no arrest.
This is a purely political trial based on "facts" spun out of thin air. A Latino man has been re-cast as a "cracker" who stalked and murdered an innocent black child, no matter that the child in question was beating the crap out of him at the time.

This cannot end well.

U.S. Flag Recalled After Causing 143 million deaths

I love the Onion:

Citing a series of fatal malfunctions dating back to 1777, flag manufacturer Annin & Company announced Monday that it would be recalling all makes and models of its popular American flag from both foreign and domestic markets....

Millions of U.S. flag–related injuries and fatalities have been reported over a 230-year period in locations as far flung as Europe, Cuba, Korea, Gettysburg, PA, the Philippines, and Iraq. In addition, the company found that U.S. flag exports to Vietnam during the late 1960s and early 1970s resulted in hundreds of thousands of deaths, a clear sign that there was something seriously wrong with its product.

Despite fears about the flag's safety—especially when improperly used or manipulated in ways not originally intended—sales continued unabated over the years, potentially putting billions of unsuspecting people in danger.
The best satire always rings true. The monster that's taken over the machinery of power in D.C. now commands our lives and fortunes, and uses them to benefit the politically connected. If the little people get in the way - well, that's just too bad. Just as the Onion piece says, D.C.'s list of victims - all snuffed out, by the way, for the most noble reasons - will only continue growing.

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Quote of the day

“In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.” Joseph Sobran

The solution to our problems

What's good for Texas will be good for us, too!

Thanks to anti-antifa for forwarding!

Philosopher-Poet of the Rednecks: Donald Davidson and the Defense of the Agrarian South

Over at The Imaginative Conservative, Mark Malvasi has a marvelous introduction to the writings and thought of Donald Davidson, one of the original Agrarians. It's a thoughtful, thorough, and well-written piece you'll want to bookmark and re-read for future reference. You'll not see a better or more concise summary of the continuing conflict between the Northern and Southern visions. A sample:

The traditional, agrarian society kept the family intact, secured hearth and home, and provided stability, leisure, and peace for its inhabitants. The South offered a continuous illustration, through more than three hundred years of history, of such an agrarian community. Rooted in “family, blood- kinship, clanship, folk-ways, custom, community” Southern society was “stable, religious, more rural than urban, and politically conservative.” The agrarian tradition existed as an organic and spiritual bond between southerners.
If you're not checking out The Imaginative Conservative every day, you're missing out on some of the best writing on the web today. In just the past couple of weeks, the site has offered brilliant articles on Russell Kirk, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Gettysburg, and movie reviews. A must-see for Southerners!

The Cold Civil War Grinds On

The Derb's latest over at TakiMag gives a nice follow-up to my post yesterday on the continuing battle between North and South. Today's battle lines, he says, are just the continuation of the war fought 150 years ago:

Our present-day wranglings over issues such as gun control, homosexual marriage, immigration, and race are a continuation of that “war of sentiment and opinion” by other means. Call it the Cold Civil War.

Here are some recent battles and skirmishes in the Cold Civil War.

Immigration. This is the big one—the Gettysburg of the conflict. If conservatives lose this one, we shall eventually lose the war, though it will take longer than the 21 months from Gettysburg to Appomattox.
Sadly, he's right. While libertarian ideologues and brain-dead mainstream conservatives welcome floodtide Third-World immigration, the truth is that the culture of a land is determined by its occupants. The ruling elite knows that, though it swears otherwise in public. I'm not quite as pessimistic as Derb that amnesty means the fight will be over, but there's no doubt things will get messy when the inevitable crisis hits, and the country breaks up into rival mobs.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Is 'The Five Eyes Alliance' Conspiring to Spy on You?

Here's yet another revelation from Edward Snowden:

Did you know that the United States, Canada, Britain, Australia, and New Zealand participate together in an electronic eavesdropping cooperative called "The Five Eyes Alliance"? Or that Britain "has secretly gained access to the network of cables which carry the world's phone calls and internet traffic and has started to process vast streams of sensitive personal information which it is sharing with its American partner, the National Security Agency"? That's big news, right!

It's also four days old. Maybe some of you caught it, but you know what: The surveillance news is coming so fast these days that it's nearly impossible to process it all. One day, the scandal is that big Internet companies secretly share data with the U.S. government. A few more days pass, and then this drops.
The bottom line is that foreign governments are helping Uncle Sam spy on Americans, and Uncle Sam returns the favor. That way, NSA and CIA spooks can say THEY haven't broken any laws.

Now THAT'S scary.

Last Chance to Call your Senators and Stop Amnesty -- 888-995-8349

NumbersUSA has a great summary of the REAL effect amnesty will have. Check it out, and give your senator a call today!

Then and now

I thought it would be interesting to compare these two maps. The first, from Atlantic Magazine, shows the States where same-sex marriage is now legal. The second shows the 1861 stand-off between the CSA and the USA during the War Between the States.

Funny how those differences have persisted. It's almost like they're still two different countries.

Supreme Court strikes down Defense of Marriage Act

DC's war against its subject people and their traditions just took a nasty turn:

In a pair of landmark decisions, the Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the 1996 law blocking federal recognition of gay marriage, and it allowed gay marriage to resume in California by declining to decide a separate case.

The court invalidated the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal benefits to gay couples who are legally married in their states, including Social Security survivor benefits, immigration rights and family leave.

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority in a 5-4 decision, said that the act wrote inequality into federal law and violated the Fifth Amendment’s protection of equal liberty.
Wait, I know what to do! We'll nominate a good conservative for president - someone like Ronald Reagan, who'll appoint good conservative justices to the Court.

What's that you're saying? Anthony Kennedy IS a Reagan appointee? So now what can we do?

Well, I suppose there's nothing the people can do. EVERYONE KNOWS there are no other options but submission when the central government commits a long train of abuses and usurpations leading to absolute Despotism. Just be sure to remember what you're pledging allegiance to the next time you say the Pledge of Allegiance. Welcome to Sodom and Gomorrah!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

This day in history

In 1991, Croatia and Slovenia proclaimed their independence from Yugoslavia.

U.S. Surveillance Is Not Aimed at Terrorists

Guess who all the government's monitoring equipment is really aimed at? You:

The debate over the U.S. government’s monitoring of digital communications suggests that Americans are willing to allow it as long as it is genuinely targeted at terrorists. What they fail to realize is that the surveillance systems are best suited for gathering information on law-abiding citizens.

People concerned with online privacy tend to calm down when told that the government can record their calls or read their e-mail only under special circumstances and with proper court orders. The assumption is that they have nothing to worry about unless they are terrorists or correspond with the wrong people.
Mainstream conservatives will readily agree that gun control laws have no effect on thugs, but instead disarm law-abiding Americans. Gun control laws are really citizen control laws, they say. But many of them will turn around and argue the government just HAS to monitor our private conversations because "OUR ENEMIES WANT TO KILL US ALL!" In other words, the government must be totally obeyed and trusted.

How Edward Snowden managed to outfox everyone

The Los Angeles Times is right - the longer Edward Snowden is free, the "more bumbling" the U.S. government looks. And the larger impact of this is just now beginning to be appreciated:

I hate to say this. Well, maybe I don’t.

It appears that Edward Snowden, the 30-year-old computer analyst hiding in broad daylight, has managed not only to throw a wrench into U.S. foreign policy, but to outfox the very national security apparatus whose overreach he warned against.

It’s pretty astonishing that our government can figure out a way to vacuum up our every phone call, email and text message, but can’t get its hands on Snowden.
Snowden's flea-powered crusade has exposed government spying and deception, as well as revealing just how inept our rulers really are, but has also twisted U.S. officials in knots as they try unsuccessfully to get foreign governments to play ball. Incompetence at that many levels at the same time cannot remain unnoticed. This is a big hit against the DC Empire. Big.

Military analyst William Lind argues that in the Age of the Internet, a huge military and administrative machinery is a liability. Real power belongs to those organizations that are small, smart, and nimble. By exposing DC's inability to catch one whistleblower, Ed Snowden has demonstrated to the world that the Empire is an oversized and lumbering dinosaur.

Tick, tock...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Beltway media types are ‘courtiers to power’

Here's Glenn Greenwald on mainstream journalists:

But most of it is what I have long criticized them for most: they are far more servants to political power than adversarial watchdogs over it, and what provokes their rage most is not corruption on the part of those in power (they don’t care about that) but rather those who expose that corruption, especially when the ones bringing transparency are outside of, even hostile to, their incestuous media circles.

They’re just courtiers doing what courtiers have always done: defending the royal court and attacking anyone who challenges or dissents from it. That’s how they maintain their status and access within it. That’s what courtiers to power, by definition, do.
Isn't that exactly what the Southern Poverty Law Center does? They're just like the national pundits and "respectable" bloggers who appear to side with grass-roots America while actually defending the machinery of power.

Immigration Rights Activist Alleged ‘Mesh Mask Bandit’

The headline is as unintentionally hilarious as the story itself. An Hispanic in north Texas who demanded the "right" to break our immigration laws robbed 19 banks in less than six months.

At least he's consistent...

Some advice from Dr. Michael Hill

I've long believed that physical and mental fitness are the foundation of independence. This posting from Michael Hill reaffirms the traditional Southern lifestyle:

Having seen quite a few of you at the LS conference this past weekend, I am happy to say that the general level of physical fitness and mental toughness has increased markedly. If you haven't taken steps to increase these things, I recommend that you start today. PT or Physical Training is not just for the young; you can tailor a PT program to your particular age, weight, health, and general overall condition. The point is: do something . . . now.

I also talked to numerous LS members who are on the Paleo or Cave Man Diet. Of course, everyone has different dietary standards based on taste, allergies, food tolerance, health concerns, etc. However, I can say this unequivocally: you are killing yourself if you consume lots of processed "foods." Lay off of them! First of all they are not real "food." And secondly, they are actually poison. Eat fresh stuff as much as possible.

As I said in my speech, we have all been "reconstructed" to one degree or another. It is part of living in a society in which the leftist revolutionary agenda has triumphed--and it has. We must drain this poison from our minds and bodies everyday, and it takes work. For every drop of Cultural Marxist poison you purge from your mind and body, replace it with the strength of Southern Nationalism. For me, that means working out at the gym, eating right, training with my firearms (individually and with my compatriots), reading and studying, and working to make The League a stronger and more effective organization. It also means praying, reading Scripture, and taking care of the needs of my family as a husband, father, and grandfather. All these things I consider my Christian duty as a Southern man.
One of the traps folks fall into is the notion that self-defense means buying a gun. But what if you're too sickly to fight? What if you or your family are threatened and you can't get to a gun? There's no substitute for basic physical fitness and some knowledge of unarmed self-defense.

For more information on the "caveman" or "paleo" lifestyle, click here. To appreciate how mental and physical fitness reinforce each other, check out this post.

The Confederate Colonel has a lot to say about a Southern man's responsibilities to get fit and take care of himself and those who depend on him. The Colonel also provides a handy tag cloud of resources to get you started.

Quote of the day

"Intellectuals argue that diversity is necessary for academic excellence, but what's the evidence? For example, Japan is a nation bereft of diversity in any activity. Close to 99 percent of its population is of one race. Whose students do you think have higher academic achievement – theirs or ours?" Walter Williams

Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship

Does this sound like a threat to you?

A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.
"Civil rights"? Really? Yes, people who scoff at our laws now claim civil rights. Nice to be able to cherry pick the advantages of American citizenship without any of the responsibilities.

But that's the ultimatum we've been given. Resistance to Latino invasion is futile - and if we do resist, Despicable Schumer will unleash his minions in the places you live and work. You have been warned.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Glenn Greenwald DESTROYS David Gregory

I enjoy watching apologists of the Empire getting their butts kicked.

Buchanan: Hispanic influx could break US into 'two countries'...

I'd call that a good start...

IIRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

Sometimes you read about the central government's latest boondoggle and you don't know whether to laugh or cry:

The Internal Revenue Service sent 23,994 tax refunds worth a combined $46,378,040 to “unauthorized” alien workers who all used the same address in Atlanta, Ga., in 2011, according to the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA).
And just think - there are people who argue we couldn't manage our daily lives without the guiding hands of these morons in DC.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Winning Hearts and Minds in the Philippines

“On July 4, 1901, William Howard Taft took the oath of office as the first Governor-General of the Philippines, and control of the islands passed from the military arm of the government. Not all the problems [of converting the islands] had been solved. Philippine society remained ill-suited to the concept of representative democratic government, primarily because it is not one culture, but several. An election in Zamboanga was decided by which Filipino shot the other candidates first.

The Filipinos in the northern islands were Tagalog Christians, those in the south were Moro’s (meaning “Mohammedan”) who had long resisted Tagalog encroachment. A tribal people, they were fiercely jealous of their semi-savage freedom. Wisely, the Spaniards had left them to their own devices; but the Americans wanted to clean up and educate everybody.

So the [American] army established a garrison at Balangiga, on Samar, in the south where Magellan had sighted the Philippines and where he was to die at the hands of natives. On September 1, 1901, the natives from the surrounding hills of Balangiga fell on the American garrison, and in a devastating surprise littered the street with the heads, brains and intestines of the soldiery. This was the beginning of a religious war with the Moros, one that took longer to settle than the war against Aguinaldo’s insurrectos. The fight became a struggle to win the minds and hearts of the villagers, who supplied the guerrilla bands and offered them bases and sanctuaries.

What was called for [to control the Moros], [General John] Pershing decided, was to disarm the entire Moro Province, to confiscate or buy every rifle, pistol, campilan, bolo and krise on the islands. It was not an original idea. General Leonard Wood, who left the Philippines in 1910 to become Chief of Staff advised Perching: “You cannot disarm the people. It means they will bury their best arms and turn in a few poor ones, especially some who want to make a show of obedience.” Moros who surrendered their arms were victimized by those who had not….it is as hard to disarm a people as it is to make them give up a religious belief.

In a letter to Avery D. Andrews, Pershing put succinctly the apostolic creed to which he himself subscribed:

“It has been urged by some people at home that the Filipinos should be given their independence. Such a thing would result in anarchy. To whom should we turn over the government? Tagalog, Viscayan, Igorrote, Macabebe or Moro? No one can answer that any of these tribes represents the people in any sense, any more than the Sioux represents all the Indians in America. There is no national spirit, and except for the few agitators, these people do not want to try independence. They will have to be educated up to it and to self-government as we understand it, and their education will take some time and patience. It is a grand work cut out for us from which there should be no shirking.”

(Pipe Clay and Drill; John J. Pershing: The Classical American Soldier, Readers Digest Press, 1977. pp 100-153)

Thanks to Bernie for forwarding!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The Philippines: Remembering a Forgotten Occupation

It didn't take long for the consolidated republic forged in 1865 to prove just how "aggressive abroad" it would be:

This week marks the 100th anniversary of the last major battle in one of the most brutal military occupations in American history, and one that has gone almost entirely forgotten, left as little more than a footnote in the history books of children. I am speaking, of course, of the U.S. occupation of the Philippines.

The United States took control of the Philippines in 1898, after it was ceded to them by Spain following the Spanish-American War. The big problem was that the people of the Philippines had already declared independence from Spain several months prior.

What followed was 15 years of bloody crackdowns by U.S. forces under the pretext of what President McKinley called a goal of "benevolent assimilation" of the islands into a dominion of the United States.
"Benevolent assimilation," like George W. Bush's "Global Democratic Revolution," was just a pretty slogan to mask the aggression of an authoritarian, centralized regime. We're still seeing the bloody results of that regime today.

DNC: Nearly $500,000 of equipment was lost or stolen in Charlotte

This news really blew me away:

To stage last year’s Democratic National Convention, the local host committee raised millions of dollars, much of it for computers, phones and other communication devices.

Now it appears a sizable amount of that equipment was lost, stolen – or perhaps kept by the staffers it had been assigned to.
Wow. Democrats were entrusted with nearly $3.9 million worth of electronic goodies that weren't nailed down, and ONLY a half-million dollars worth are missing?

Now THAT'S newsworthy.

FBI director admits domestic use of drones for surveillance

This is just the latest revelation about how much the central government despises the American people:

The FBI uses drones for domestic surveillance purposes, the head of the agency told Congress early Wednesday.

Robert Mueller, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, confirmed to lawmakers that the FBI owns several unmanned aerial vehicles, but has not adopted any strict policies or guidelines yet to govern the use of the controversial aircraft.

“Does the FBI use drones for surveillance on US soil?”Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) asked Mr Mueller during an oversight hearing on Capitol Hill Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“Yes,” Mueller responded bluntly, adding that the FBI’s operation of drones is “very seldom.”
How to react? You have two choices: You can submit to illegal government surveillance and swallow the party line that all patriotic Americans support their government.

Or you can join the resistance.

Hooray for NC Lt. Gov. Dan Forest!

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court and the sell-out of the American people by the Gang of Eight make it clear the battle for jobs and our way of life are LOST at the national level. This battle has to be fought and won at home.

So what an encouragement to see this from North Carolina Lt. Governor Dan Forest:

No licenses for ‘illegal aliens’

Our nation was founded on the principal of rule of law, meaning that people are responsible for their actions and the consequences that follow. In a civil society, it is necessary to not reward illegal behavior otherwise more illegal behavior will follow.

Soon, the General Assembly will decide whether or not North Carolina will award illegal aliens with drivers’ permits. Rewarding illegal aliens with a privilege that is reserved for citizens and those lawfully present in North Carolina is wrong.

This bill, if passed, will lead to two consequences. First, an influx of illegal aliens will come to our state for the purpose of working unlawfully. The drivers’ permit will exempt them from the E-Verify system, and they will be able to obtain an illegal job with little to no enforcement of their unlawful status. Second, if they choose not to work, they can use the state issued drivers’ permit to live here free from enforcement and tap into our state’s social welfare safety net.

Either way, the law-abiding taxpayers of North Carolina will pay the price through social services or through unfair competition for jobs, driving down wages and taking employment away from North Carolina citizens.

North Carolina has the fourth highest unemployment rate in the nation. Ill-conceived legislation that harms our legal citizens who are struggling to make ends meet only exacerbates the problem.

LT. GOV. DAN FOREST

RALEIGH
Thanks to Mike Scruggs for forwarding!

League of the South 2013 National Conference – This Weekend!

“Southern Independence: Antidote to Tyranny” Wetumpka, Alabama, 21-22 June

Practical workshops and speakers promoting Southern independence and timely responses to federal tyranny.

The star-studded list of confirmed speakers include: Dr. Michael Hill, LS President; Michael Cushman, Founder, Southern Nationalist Network; Mike Crane, LS Board Member; Josh Doggrell, East Alabama LS Chair; Pastor John Weaver; Michael Peroutka, 2004 Presidential Candidate; Mark Thomey, LS Board Member; Shane Long, Maryland LS Vice Chair.

The Conference is located at the Alabama LS Headquarters and Cultural Center, 12814 US Highway 231, Wetumpka, Alabama, 36092 (just north of Montgomery in Elmore County)

Conference fees include a locally-catered BBQ dinner at noon on Saturday.

Individual - $60

Couple (husband & wife) - $95

Family(including children) - $100 plus $10 per meal.

Register online at www.dixienet.org

Samuel Huntington was wrong!

Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose 1996 book The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, predicted the end of the ideological superstate and the rise of cultural conflict.

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Today

Okay, so he got that right.

But he really blew it in 1994 when he issued this warning about Hispanic immigration in the US:

The persistent inflow of Hispanic immigrants threatens to divide the United States into two peoples, two cultures, and two languages. Unlike past immigrant groups, Mexicans and other Latinos have not assimilated into mainstream U.S. culture, forming instead their own political and linguistic enclaves—from Los Angeles to Miami—and rejecting the Anglo-Protestant values that built the American dream. The United States ignores this challenge at its peril.
Well, he was partly right - Hispanics are NOT assimilating into American culture. In fact, Hispanic colonies are building up within our borders. Here in Charlotte, there are sections of town where the store signs and billboards are all in Spanish.

But the notion that this would result in conflict is just silly. This article, entitled Whole Foods changes English-only store policy, proves Huntington wrong:

Aqui se habla espanol. Faced with a boycott, Whole Foods has revised its English-only language policy for employees on the job.

After two of the chain's employees in New Mexico were temporarily suspended from work for speaking Spanish, they claimed, calls for a boycott prompted Whole Foods to change its company language policy.
See? Just the threat of a boycott brought Whole Foods management to its knees - typical of what's happening throughout the country. That's not conflict - that's total, abject surrender to an invader.

If Hispanics can exert that kind of power as a minority, what will they do when they become the majority?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Your Hormones Tell You How to Vote

This article from Mother Jones (yes, Mother Jones, not American Renaissance) summarizes the known effects of various hormones on behavior. More is being learned about the role of genetics and inheritance on human behavior, and now scientists are able to narrow down the specific hormones to specific behavior patterns. Here's what oxytocin does:
Often dubbed the "love hormone" because of its role in forging ties between lovers (and parents and children), oxytocin may also have a role in politics. Paul Zak, a neuroeconomist at Claremont Graduate University, describes research in which a nasal spray containing oxytocin made research subjects more generous in sharing money with one another. But before you jump to the conclusion that oxytocin simply fuels generosity, consider another study, in which the hormone seemed to promote cooperation with your in-group or tribe, but quite the opposite with an outside group or tribe that threatens you. Clearly there are strong political implications here—and not entirely cuddly ones.
That reminds me of Robert Ardrey's observations on what he called the "amity/enmity complex":

Human nature has a dual constitution; to hate as well as to love are parts of it; and conscience may enforce hate as a duty just as it enforces the duty of love. Conscience has a two-fold role in the soldier: it is his duty to save and protect his own people and equally his duty to destroy their enemies… Thus conscience serves both codes of group behavior; it gives sanction to practices of the code of enmity as well as the code of amity.
Humans will always embrace others like themselves, and band together against invaders. Those who are trapped in an unnatural environment in which they're expected to tolerate intolerable behavior will be as adversely affected as a soldier in a war zone suffering from PTSD.

Now you know why more and more people these days suffer from depression, panic disorders, and other forms of mental illness.

Quote of the day

“There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it.” a Rubio aide to Jonathan Chait

Now there's a winning slogan for open borders! "You native-born are a bunch of losers! Replacing you will make America a better country."

Works for me.

Washington Is Insane

Paul Craig Roberts was once a DC insider. He doesn't like what he's seeing coming out of the District of Corruption:

In the 21st century the two hundred year-old propaganda that the American people control their government has been completely shattered. Both the Bush and Obama regimes have made it unmistakenly clear that the American people don’t even influence, much less control, the government. As far as Washington is concerned, the people are nothing but chaff in the wind.

Polls demonstrate that 65% of the US population opposes US intervention in Syria. Despite this clear indication of the people’s will, the Obama regime is ramping up a propaganda case for more arming of Washington’s mercenaries sent to overthrow the secular Syrian government and for a “no-fly zone” over Syria, which, if Libya is the example, means US or NATO aircraft attacking the Syrian army on the ground, thus serving as the air force of Washington’s imported mercenaries, euphemistically called “the Syrian rebels.”
Pace, Mr. Roberts, but the myth that the American people are sovereign was upended in 1865. Generals Grant and Sherman forced the people to realize that the commander of the armed forces is sovereign, and that's the way it's been ever since.

That's why the welfare-warfare state is what it is. A politically connected elite heavily invested in perpetual war tosses benefits to the underclass, which in turn keeps the elite in power. Sweet deal.

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs including SEALS, Army Rangers

Yes, it's true - the military will begin "tearing down the walls" that have held women back in the armed forces. All I can say is: It's about time!

Just think - for hundreds of thousands of years, no one realized that women are just as strong and fast as men. Imagine all the military capabilities that have been ignored all this time.

Of course, there's no conceivable (ha!) reason that society would want men out on the battlefield protecting women, seeing as how both sexes - excuse me, genders - are completely interchangeable.

And there's another benefit to this move: Once men in the military realize women are their equals, sexual harrassment within the ranks will disappear. Really.

Thank you, President Obama, for opening our eyes and blazing a new path toward the equality of all persons!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Supreme Court rules against the rule of law

That's how I'm interpreting this news:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down an Arizona law that required people registering to vote in federal elections to show proof of citizenship, a victory for activists who said it had discouraged Native Americans and Latinos from voting.

In a 7-2 vote, the court, in an opinion written by conservative Justice Antonin Scalia, ruled the voter registration provision of the 2004 state law was trumped by a federal law, the 1993 National Voter Registration Act.
Read that last sentence again, and you'll see why I say the battle can only be won at the State and local level. So-called "conservative" Scalia sided with the invaders and against the people of Arizona.

The federal government is a hostile, alien, occupying force.

Anti-fascists fuel the fire of hate

These self-annoined enforcers of political correctness call their opponents "fascist," but they're really the totalitarian bully-boys, says the author of this Telegraph article. Talk to these characters, as I have, and you'll appreciate the author's warning about these fanatics.

"Antifa" constitute the street army of a powerful, well-financed poltical establishment, and their open embrace of communism makes THEM the threats to liberty.

Metadata helped reveal Gen. Petraeus' affair with Charlotte woman

Recall these words of Beloved Leader:

"Unfortunately, you've grown up hearing voices that incessantly warn of government as nothing more than some separate, sinister entity that's at the root of all our problems. Some of these same voices also do their best to gum up the works. They'll warn that tyranny always lurking just around the corner. You should reject these voices."
And after Edward Snowden leaked the documents revealing massive government spying on Americans, the regime's mouthpieces assured us our Lords and Protectors were not gathering private information, but only "metadata" useful in tracking those nasty ol' terrorists.

Turns out metadata can be cross-indexed and analyzed to reveal much more than you'd think. That's what outed Paula Broadwell and General David Petraeus:

The general’s biographer and mistress thought she was being clever by using anonymous e-mail accounts and sending messages using hotel WiFi networks.

But metadata — in this case the Internet protocol addresses pointing to network locations — gave the Charlotte woman away....

Metadata is so rich with clues that entities from Google and eBay to the world’s largest spy agency, the National Security Agency, are collecting and mining this deceptively innocuous information: e-mail addresses to and from, times of e-mails, phone numbers dialed and received, lengths of calls, unique device serial numbers.
They see you when you're sleeping. They know when you're awake. They see if you've been bad or good ...

SO WATCH IT!

You love Lincoln, don't you?

You'd better - or Rich Lowry will tell everyone how "foul" and "rancid" you are. Those are the adjectives Lowry tosses at Thomas DiLorenzo for unmasking the crimes and treason of the 16th president. And Lowry makes it clear he considers anyone who has read DiLorenzo and questions the Lincoln Myth is part of a "small but foul pro-Confederacy strain on the right."

Reading Lowry's article, one can just smell the fear emanating from Lowry, a pundit who's notorious for his tendency to run away from a fight while goading others to fight for him. Cowards often compensate by talking tough, and Lowry not only supported the invasion of Iraq, but the nuclear bombing of Mecca since the 9/11 conspirators were all Muslim. I can just see Richie Rich giggling in anticipation of thousands of innocent lives being snuffed out in the name of American Power.

I suspect what's got Lowry so worked up is the steady progress folks like DiLorenzo have made in exposing Lincoln and the regime he founded. The ever-prescient Ed Sebesta hits the bull's eye in his blog post when he says

What is interesting is that Lowry decided that this article needed writing. The anti-Lincoln campaign of the neo-Confederates has been going on for some time. I think this might be a sign that the anti-Lincoln campaign is going somewhere and the leadership of conservatism in America is beginning to get concerned.
Amen, Brother Sebesta! The concern is real because Lowry knows that exposing Lincoln exposes the Empire. The Lincoln Myth of the Great Liberator is the founding myth of the rogue global empire headquartered in DC today. That myth justifies the ruling elite's power and privilege in the name of spreading freedom and democracy, terms we heard ad nauseum in the run-up to the illegal invasion of Iraq.

Lincoln's role as the founder and model of today's authoritarian American Empire isn't just my idea. Here's what Lowry himself wrote recently in an article entitled, "Lincoln Can Teach Us Today":

The National Security Agency telephone and Internet surveillance program is similar to Abraham Lincoln's Civil War act of suspending habeas corpus, National Review editor Rich Lowry tells Newsmax.

"When he did it initially, any reasonable person would think it was an appropriate measure because troops were coming down from the North at the beginning of the war when Washington was isolated and not protected, and they were stopped in Baltimore by mobs."

However, many in Lincoln's day believed the suspension went too far when it became almost a matter of routine, Lowry said.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Iran to send 4,000 troops to aid President Assad forces in Syria

Since Obama has decreed that the American taxpayer will back the Islamic militants in this nasty civil war, Iran's latest move means we're sliding down the slippery slope of an endless proxy war.

War is DC's drug of choice.

NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

It's worse than we thought:

The National Security Agency has acknowledged in a new classified briefing that it does not need court authorization to listen to domestic phone calls.

Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, disclosed this week that during a secret briefing to members of Congress, he was told that the contents of a phone call could be accessed "simply based on an analyst deciding that."

If the NSA wants "to listen to the phone," an analyst's decision is sufficient, without any other legal authorization required, Nadler said he learned. "I was rather startled," said Nadler, an attorney and congressman who serves on the House Judiciary committee.
Welcome to the United Stasi of America.

Saturday, June 15, 2013

How Come Jeb Bush Can Talk About “Fertile” Immigrants And John Tanton Can’t?

The answer is that it depends on the conclusion that the fact of Third-World fertility supports. (And it IS a fact.)

If you cite that fact to bolster an immigration control argument, it's hate speech.

If you mention Third-World fertility to support demographic revolution, it's an invaluable contribution to the marketplace of ideas. From VDare.

Better Jeffersonians Than Jefferson

The Imaginative Conservative is featuring this review of Brion McClanahan's and Clyde Wilson's Forgotten Conservatives in American History.

I think I can drop a few hints to get this in time for my Father's Day present...

Friday, June 14, 2013

57% Fear Government Will Use NSA Data to Harass Political Opponents

The Founders' spirit still inspires most Americans. Distrust of government is at the heart of the Declaration of Independence. This poll reflects that belief:

There is little public support for the sweeping and unaccountable nature of the National Security Agency surveillance program along with concerns about how the data will be used.

Fifty-seven percent (57%) of voters nationwide believe it is likely the NSA data will be used by other government agencies to harass political opponents. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that just 30% consider it unlikely and 14% are not sure.

Who wins the "Most Clueless Liberal" award this month?

Here's a strong contender:

The bicyclist doesn’t remember seeing the youths run at him as he pedaled home late Tuesday afternoon on the Metropolitan Branch Trail, but he certainly recalls one knocking him off his bike and at least a dozen others piling on, punching and kicking him in the head.

What the 37-year-old can’t understand is why they did it. ...

“I would be fine if they took my things, that I understand,” said the man, recovering at home from broken bones above his left eye and bruises too numerous to count. “But violence for violence’s sake is troubling.”
Yes, everything would've been fine if they'd just mugged him and taken his iPhone, wallet, and expensive bike. That way, his white liberal world view would've made it unscathed. Urban youth - damn useful code word, that - are FORCED to rob because white privilege makes it impossible for them to get jobs in advertising and wealth management.

Leave it to the police to sprinkle a little obtuseness on the victim's cluelessness:

Cmdr. Andrew Solberg, head of the 5th Police District, called the assault isolated. He said officers patrol the trail on foot, bicycle and Segway. “I would like to reassure folks that the trail is very safe,” he said. “It’s very unfortunate that every once in a while there are acts of violence that take place.”
If you thought bad people committed a violent act of racial intimidation against the cyclist, you were wrong. You see, "acts of violence" just "take place" every once in a while. No one understands why.

Maybe the cop could win the "Most Clueless Liberal" award.

Quote of the day

"Soon we can just call 'The War On Terror' simply, 'The Terror.'" - Anonymous

Southern music break

Here's one of my favorite Southern rock groups, The Outlaws, performing Trail of Tears. It's dedicated to all the noble Native Americans who fought on the side of the Confederacy:

Thanks to Jeff for the link!

Obama wags the dog

Congress has hit a new low in its approval rating, the IRS scandal continues to haunt the administration, and new revelations about illegal domestic surveillance have sparked brush fires. There's only one thing to do: Start a new war! Yay!

But Obama's announcement that he'll send weapons and consider a no-fly zone in Syria wasn't enough for pro-war, any war Senators McCain and Graham. Some lunatics are never happy.

By the way, just exactly what "vital American interests" are at stake in Syria - other than it being the place where Saddam hid all of his WMD? Maybe Obama intends to find them so he'll have an excuse to launch ANOTHER war.

Also, by what Constitutional authority can Obama pick sides in a foreign civil war? Just curious.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Congress sinks to a new low

How are Americans reacting to those "public servants" who authorized the NSA to spy on them? Not too well:

Americans' confidence in Congress as an institution has hit an all-time low, according to a new national poll.

Asked about a list of institutions in American society, only 10% of those questioned in a Gallup survey released Thursday say they have confidence in Congress. That's down three percentage points from last year, and according to their release, "this is the lowest level of confidence Gallup has found, not only for Congress, but for any institution on record."
I'm curious just how long the people will put up with these losers. They should be fired.

Quote of the day

"Has there been a bigger con man in the White House than Barack Obama?" Ralph Nader

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They're ba-ack!

Remember the coalition of big-government supporters who bullied and frightened us into supporting the Iraq War? That war, by the way, crippled both the economy and over 100,000 American troops, and spawned the USA Patriot Act.

Well, they have something else to sell you, so you better listen up:

"Edward Snowden is an enemy of the people. The patriotic peoples of the United States of America are in perfect solidarity with their humble servants in the National Security Agency, who labor day and night to protect them from terrorists."

Yes, the same chorus that sang the praises of the Iraq War, the Department of Homeland Security, and indefinite detention, is now demanding the head of Edward Snowden.

Here's everyone's favorite name-dropper and fear-monger, Thomas Friedman:

"I do wonder if some of those who unequivocally defend this disclosure are behaving as if 9/11 never happened — that the only thing we have to fear is government intrusion in our lives, not the intrusion of those who gather in secret cells in Yemen, Afghanistan and Pakistan and plot how to topple our tallest buildings or bring down U.S. airliners with bombs planted inside underwear, tennis shoes or computer printers."

Yes, the li'l ol' US of A was just sitting there, minding its own business on 9/11 when those dastardly terrorists slipped past the ever-vigilant George W. Bush and attacked the World Trade Center. And if you object to the National Security Agency monitoring your emails and phone conversations, it will happen again, and it will be your fault. So says Thomas Friedman, who is never wrong.

David Brooks, who went down fighting for the Bush-Cheney storyboard even after Bush and Cheney abandoned it, wonders how Americans could take a high school dropout seriously, then finishes Snowden off with this killshot:

“He betrayed the Constitution. The founders did not create the United States so that some solitary 29-year-old could make unilateral decisions about what should be exposed. Snowden self-indulgently short-circuited the democratic structures of accountability, putting his own preferences above everything else."

Yes, of course. The Founders really wanted an all-powerful central government working in the shadows to give itself the power to monitor, indefinitely imprison, and even assassinate enemies.

Andrew Sullivan, who famously called for fellow homosexuals to cheer on Bush's wars in the name of the Global War of Homosexual Liberation, now counsels Americans to hush up about the leaked documents and trust their betters in DC.

But remember, it's not just the DC-embedded elite columnists who create consensus. There's a role for blue-collar advocates, too. In the runup to the Iraq War, a coalition of progressive and conservative grass-roots bloggers sounded the alarm about Saddam Hussein's plot to conquer and enslave us all. Of course, when no WMD were found, and the Iraqi insurgents took up W's challenge to "bring it on," many of these former war supporters, like their national columnist allies, backed away from the war and started pointing fingers. Even more embarrassing, the right- and left-wing blogs, such as American Power, The Other McCain, and Little Green Footballs, started sniping at each other in what I called the "Little Green Meltdown."

But Edward Snowden's leaks have brought them back together. Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs has been firing at Snowden's supporters like a Gatling gun. (See here, and here, for example.) No one can match the biting arrogance of Charles Johnson when he scourges the depravity and ignorance of those who dare disagree with him. He dismisses Edward Snowden by simply quoting from the press release of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. So see here, peasants, attend to the words of your betters, and we shall have no more talk of "illegal" spying.

Not to be outdone, The Other McCain assures his conservative base that Snowden, rather than a hero, is a traitor who deserves the firing squad, hanging, and torture, with the only thing to be debated is the order of those punishments. Says he: "I don’t see any crime at NSA, beyond the negligence that put a high-school dropout in a position to decide what secrets the U.S. government is permitted to keep."

And this: "Twitter Poll: #Snowden -- Guantanamo or Leavenworth?"

These headlines reveal why we're seeing so much venom aimed at Snowden:

More Americans see man who leaked NSA secrets as 'patriot' than traitor: Poll

Americans Disapprove of Government Surveillance Programs

Compare those headlines with this one:

Lawmakers see Edward Snowden as a leaker, not as a hero

So once again, it all comes down to defending the status quo. Our rulers in DC are a little nervous these days. Their machinery of control - that's what government surveillance is all about, NOT keeping you safe - is despised more than ever. The regime's legitimacy is at stake here, and its loyal servants know it. Therefore, it's time for the presstitutes to once again do what they do best, and that is to shame dissidents, fool the American people, and erase dangerous ideas from public discourse.

Once again, it's the "patriotic" thing to do.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

How America Is Splitting Apart Without Bothering With Civil War

Robert Reich sees Washington gridlock and the increasing divergence of Red and Blue States as indicators the glue holding the country together is failing. He describes the situation as de facto secession:

The states are diverging sharply on almost every issue you can imagine. ...

Federalism is as old as the Republic, but not since the real Civil War have we witnessed such a clear divide between the states on central issues affecting Americans.
I've always said peaceful secession is the best solution to gridlock.

Everything you need to know about DC's citizen surveillance

In just two headlines:

NSA surveillance played little role in foiling terror plots, experts say

Earlier Denials Put Intelligence Chief in Awkward Position

Quote of the day

"So the good news, Tim Tebow got a job with the Patriots. The bad news: now that he's associated with the word 'Patriot' he's being audited by the IRS." Jay Leno

The "disparate impact" of criminal background checks

Here's how lunatic the federal government is:

A federal agency filed a lawsuit against BMW Manufacturing, alleging the company discriminated against African-Americans in the hiring and firing process because of criminal background checks.

According to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), BMW began working with a new logistics company in 2008 and when current employees re-applied to continue working for the new logistics provider, BMW discovered that 88 employees had conviction records, which violated the company's policy.

BMW's conviction policy at the time excluded from employment anyone with convictions of certain categories of crimes, regardless of the age of the conviction or making a distinction between felony and misdemeanor convictions, the EEOC said.

The EEOC said BMW violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act with this hiring practice and is seeking lost wages and benefits, as well as reinstatement or front pay for the 69 claimants. The agency said it's also seeking an order barring future discrimination and other injunctive relief.
The commissar director of the Charlotte EEOC goes on to bloviate about how "criminal records screening may have a disparate impact on African-Americans and Latinos," so it's therefore illegal to perform such checks.

Could a felony conviction suggest something about a potential employee's impulse control? His honesty? And is it possible screening out felons could help protect innocent co-workers?

Let's ask Danielle Watson, who was attacked here in Charlotte by a co-worker who, unknown to her, had a previous criminal conviction. Wait, I'm sorry - she no longer gives interviews.

Does Samantha Power Mean War?

Oh, great. Samantha Power, the woman Obama just appointed as his national security advisor, has a track record of advocating “humanitarian interventionism,” which means invading and killing in the name of doing good deeds.

Women in government always have to prove how powerful they are by talking tough and threatening war. Look at Condoleezza Rice, Hillary Clinton, or Lindsey Graham.

Is there any doubt that the DC Empire will ALWAYS be at war?

Alabama Police Set Up Roadblocks Asking for Blood, DNA Samples

Don't worry - it's voluntary.

For now...

Thanks to Jean for the link!

The Great Debate

Should we allow government goons to illegally spy on us in the name of protecting us? Watch Obama debate Obama.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

NSA and Edward Snowden - Leaving Las Vegas

Yes, the Empire's heel-clickers are denouncing Edward Snowden as a traitor for exposing the government's crimes. That's depressing, but there are many others who realize what's at stake, and are determined to resist. And that's encouraging. Know hope.

New State Polls: Voters Overwhelmingly Oppose Amnesty

Voters in seven key states, including Arkansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia, oppose amnesty for illegal alien invaders.

However, billionaire Mark Zuckerberg supports it. Guess who wins?

Monday, June 10, 2013

Latinos stuck in poverty

This article on the persistent poverty of Latinos in California's San Joaquin Valley begins with the story of an illegal immigrant who's unable to pay her bills. Naturally, she's portrayed as a sympathetic victim. Of course, the fact that she's a single mother with seven - yes, seven - children has nothing to do with her problem. Nor do those facts suggest her own behavior is the cause of her financial difficulties.

This isn't just a California problem. A recent Charlotte Observer article reported that one third of Latinos in the area are hungry.

Hmmm - seems I recall someone warning us about this. Who was it? Oh, yes, I remember now. Here's what he wrote about Hispanic immigration:

“In general, government policy should limit immigration to those who will be net fiscal contributors, avoiding those who will increase poverty and impose new costs on overburdened U.S. taxpayers.”

That was from Jason Richwine, who was fired for having noticed something he wasn't supposed to notice.

Helping Terrorists Win Since 9/11

The Classic Liberal has a little question for all those "small-government conservatives" out there:

Ronald Reagan once said, "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem." I happen to agree. Hewitt seems to agree with his old boss too, being against against ObamaCare for example. In fact, most small government conservatives claim to agree with Reagan's quip among many others like it: "The nine most terrifying words in the English language are 'I'm from the government, and I'm here to help.'"

Yet, quite incongruently I must add, these same people trust the government to collect and analyze the "metadata" of millions of phone calls per day?
I'd LOVE to see their answer to this one!

Your duty in stopping Governmental thugs

It's time to get busy, says Michael Hill:

All I can say is that people who are surprised that the US government is spying on them need to “get out more,” as it were. Did you really think that they wouldn’t use all that high tech capability to monitor citizens because it was both illegal and immoral? Did you really think they respect your rights under the Constitution and Bill of Rights? Did you really believe they weren’t liars? Now . . . do you still believe they have your best interests at heart? Do you believe they are giving you “good government?” Do you really believe anything they say anymore?
At some point, people will be fed up with DC's endless wars, domestic spying, and cronyism. So read the whole thing, and take a stand.

PS - You HAVE to click on the article just to see that SCARY Michael Hill and his accomplice.

The Right to Privacy

James Wilson wants to remind us of a basic fact of political life:

"Being watched" alters one's behavior. The right to privacy is the freedom from being watched.

But not everyone is a fan of privacy. Here's Richard Posner, a federal judge:

"As a social good, I think privacy is greatly overrated because privacy basically means concealment. People conceal things in order to fool other people about them. They want to appear healthier than they are, smarter, more honest and so forth."
Obama prefers a "balance" between our constitutional rights and security - but what kind of security do we really have when the government is monitoring us 24/7? Yes, it's true that our banks, phone companies, and Internet service providers are already aware of much of what we consider personal information, but those institutions aren't backed up by the CIA, FBI, and assorted other goon squads empowered to assassinate or "indefinitely detain."

It's one thing to provide information about yourself in the free market of your own volition, and quite another to have it stolen without your consent.

Quote of the day

"As democracy is perfected, the office of the President represents, more and more closely, the inner soul of the people. On some great and glorious day, the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be occupied by a downright fool and complete narcissistic moron." H.L. Mencken

Thanks to Dutchy for the quote!

The Architecture of Oppression

Here's an interview with Edward Snowden, who leaked the documents to reveal DC's massive domestic surveillance programs. This is no impulsive publicity seeker - the video shows a principled young man who knows what he's doing, and why. And he is very much aware of what he's losing: "I do not expect to go home again." His worst fear is that the American people will submit to what their own government is doing to them.

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Edward Snowden, a real hero

The man who leaked the news about DC's vast internet surveillance program has stepped forward. From the Guardian:

The individual responsible for one of the most significant leaks in US political history is Edward Snowden, a 29-year-old former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of the defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton. Snowden has been working at the National Security Agency for the last four years as an employee of various outside contractors, including Booz Allen and Dell.

Snowden will go down in history as one of America's most consequential whistleblowers, alongside Daniel Ellsberg and Bradley Manning. He is responsible for handing over material from one of the world's most secretive organisations – the NSA.
There's a great price to be paid for resisting the Empire, and Snowden knew that when he exposed the government's surveillance program:

He has had "a very comfortable life" that included a salary of roughly $200,000, a girlfriend with whom he shared a home in Hawaii, a stable career, and a family he loves. "I'm willing to sacrifice all of that because I can't in good conscience allow the US government to destroy privacy, internet freedom and basic liberties for people around the world with this massive surveillance machine they're secretly building."
Mr. Snowden, here's a toast of Rebel Yell to a real rebel!

Report: Homeschooling rate explodes

The government supremacists would have you believe that without their guidance, society would collapse into choas. Only under the strong hand of government can people get anything done, from earning a living, to educating their children, to keeping the peace.

That's what I call the "Dead World" theory, which views the physical as a stupid and evil impediment to "the good." In this view, the rational mind must subjugate the physical and whip it into shape. Violence is basic to the Dead Worlders, because force is the only tool the physical will respond to. The world as it exists is a vile and dirty place that must be subdued and reconstructed.

So say the Marxists, progressives, and Neocons - Hobbesians all. That's why they look at a culture such as the South, with its traditions, its embrace of creation, and its love of the natural world as impediments to "progress," that holy of holies in the Hobbesians' rigid and anti-human worldview.

So it is with great pleasure that we see evidence of spontaneous, bottom-up order emerging to replace the sterile, top-down order mandated by the powers that be. The disaster that is public education is being silently and steadily replaced by a voluntary, hands-on home schooling movement that is just now taking off:

A recent report in Education News states that, since 1999, the number of children who are homeschooled has increased by 75%. Though homeschooled children represent only 4% of all school-age children nationwide, the number of children whose parents choose to educate them at home rather than a traditional academic setting is growing seven times faster than the number of children enrolling in grades K-12 every year.
Now, before anyone objects that the number of home-schooled students is relatively small, let me point out that home-schooled students far outperform their peers in the government schools at a cost of $600 per student, as compared to $10,000 per student in the government schools. Enforced mediocrity is not a flaw in the government education system, but the purpose. Equality, being the anti-human ideology that it is, can only be propped up by an all-powerful government. Excellence, pride, and self-actualization are the engines of organic order, and are thus the enemies of egalitarianism. The superior educational acheivements of home-schoolers is an embarrassing fact that can no longer be ignored:

The high achievement level of homeschoolers is readily recognized by recruiters from some of the best colleges in the nation. Home-educated children matriculate in colleges and attain a four-year degree at much higher rates than their counterparts from both public and private schools. Schools such as Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard, Stanford, and Duke Universities all actively recruit homeschoolers.
Want to do something REALLY subversive? Home school your kids, or start a business that supplements home schools. It won't just send Big Brother into a sputtering rage; it'll cut him off at the knees.

Quote of the day

"Big government always is most caring about the strong, the articulate and the organized." George Will

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Globaloney!

This riveting human interest story about a Charlotte high school student is typical of the muddle-headed nonsense spread by "globalist" propaganda:

Hakeem Oufkir’s teachers at East Mecklenburg High say he’s ready for success in a world that’s constantly shrinking.

His father is a Muslim from Morocco. His mom is a Catholic from Colombia. And his best friend is Jewish.

“That cultural diversity was really important for (our family),” said Oufkir, who speaks four languages and is Muslim. “I think it gave us a balanced view of the world.”
So the rest of us are unbalanced? It must be true - not only is it on the Internet, but the Observer also has a (rapidly shrinking) print version.

But hold on! Hakeem has no roots in the sub-Saharan part of Africa. Nor in Asia, or the Pacific Islands. How can he claim to have a "balanced view of the world"?

How can we go on pretending this kind of talk makes ANY sense at all?

Northern Colorado counties want to secede

The rural, predominantly Republican counties of northern Colorado see things a bit differently from folks in the rest of the state. The solution? Secede from southern Colorado:

Sean Conway, the Weld County commissioner, is leading the collection of counties such as Weld, Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Washington, Yuma and Kit Carson counties in forming the new state. These primarily Republican counties feel as though the Democrat-controlled legislature has been ignoring the values of rural counties when passing recent legislation including gun control measures, expanding oil and gas production and creating new renewable energy standards for rural areas.
This is another example of the divide between the country and the city that Thomas Jefferson warned about. Of course, the growing Red State/Blue State divide carries even greater political significance.

My, what interesting times we live in!

Let's dismantle the American Comintern

Pat Buchanan has yet another wild and wacky idea: If we want to be left alone, we have to quit messing with other peoples' countries.

Pretty crazy, huh?

Obama: Mass Surveillance Protects Civil Liberties

Yes, that's what the man said. And if you don't believe him, you're a white supremacist neo-nazi hater who does not embrace diversity.

In other news:

War is Peace

Ignorance is Strength

Freedom is Slavery

Friday, June 7, 2013

Lindsey Graham approves of Obama's domestic surveillance

Lindsey Graham says he doesn't mind if the government monitors his phone use.

But I'd bet the Carolina Princess doesn't mind lots of things normal people would find repulsive.

The Empire's War on Freedom

As outrage grows at the news that the Obama regime has expanded citizen surveillance beyond even George W. Bush's wildest dreams, the Empire's toadies are doing their best to quell the rebellion.

Naturally, Max Boot, the toadiest of them all, is trying to assure the peasants that yes, it's true your government is spying on you, but hey, it's a good thing. Is it legal? You betcha - the USA Patriot Act, he writes, gives the government sweeping authority to snoop on anyone it deems suspicious. That settles that!

Is there anything we should be angry about here? There sure is, says Boot: "The only outrage here is that the Guardian has disclosed such a highly classified program."

That's because REAL AMERICANS - you know, the ones that spit bile whenever the government decrees an official Two Minute Hate - should demand the firing squad for anyone who reveals embarrassing truths about their government. If that's not patriotism, then what is? And who better to instruct Americans about the true meaning of patriotism than a Russian immigrant who openly endorses American Empire?

This day in history

In 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia introduced a resolution in the Continental Congress proposing a Declaration of Independence.

Who will be the Richard Henry Lee of this generation?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

This day in history

In 2002, President Bush proposed a new Cabinet department: The Department of Homeland Security.

And we've been safe and secure ever since...

Good Americans Trust and Obey Government

When our government tells us its military forces killed a dozen "insurgents" in Iraq, we must believe it.

Problem is, those insurgents were actually unarmed civilians and two Reuters reporters - and the uniformed hit men in the Apache helicopters laughed as the 30mm cannons wiped them out:

And when our government assures us the National Security Agency only spies on foreigners, we must believe all that surveillance equipment would NEVER be turned on us.

Yet, we're now hearing that "millions" of Americans had their phone records opened by the NSA by secret order. All in the name of protecting us, of course.

How did we learn about these abuses of government power? It was Bradley Manning who released the "Collateral Murder" video. He's currently on trial for aiding "the enemy." Which enemy? The press? Americans? Who knows?

And the government whistleblower who spilled the beans about the NSA's domestic spying better watch it, too - word is, Eric Holder's Department of Justice is unleashing the bloodhounds.

Rather than applaud the whistleblowers, this pro-war site wants people like Bradley Manning dead - after sufficient torture:

The only people who support Bradley Manning are traitorous scum.

Hang the rat bastard - a firing squad's too good for him.

No love for him being hung in chains, then?

Not after the drawing and quartering; perhaps in the days leading up to his execution.

Wow. We haven't seen such mindless jingoism since the runup to the invasion of Iraq.

These armchair patriots are livid that anyone would make the US military look bad. Don't forget that we're talking about the same miltary that recently asserted its power to unilaterally declare AND ENFORCE martial law, in total defiance of the Constitution and various laws.

It's also the same military that reprimanded a sergeant for serving Chick-fil-A sandwiches at a PRIVATE party - can't do anything that doesn't kowtow to political correctness, you see.

If knee-jerk support for the military is the new definition of patriotism, count me out.

Michael Peroutka to Address 2013 League of the South National Conference

From the Independent Political Report.

The Rise of Nullification

Kirkpatrick Sale, in this review of Most Likely to Secede, cites the various nullification efforts around the Empire, from resistance to federal marijuana laws, to protection of the Second Amendment, to refusal to allow the president to "indefinitely detain" suspects under the National Defense Authorization Act. Sale quotes this remarkable passage from Roland Jacobson on the likely trajectory of nullification efforts:

If we are to cultivate our own traditions—to let thrive those things that make Vermont unique—we need to detach from the national system. So long as decisions about our schools, forests, and water are being made by senators from South Carolina, presidents from Texas, and judges from Chicago, Vermont’s best interests are not going to be kept in mind… .

There’s no question that the things that make Vermont Vermont are under increasing pressure from a variety of external sources. The question is what to do about it. Does Vermont make more sense, does it become more itself somehow by going its own way? A simple test helps answer this. If Vermont had been an independent republic all along, would you now vote for it to join the United States? Of course not. It would be unthinkable.
States' Rights - they're not just for conservatives any more.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

What is the League of the South?

Here's a great intro to the work of the League of the South by Dr. Michael Hill:

Most organizations founder because they lack self-definition and a definite goal. The League of the South is a Southern Nationalist organization whose ultimate goal is a free and independent Southern republic. To reach this goal, we intend to create the climate for a free South among our people by 1) de-legitimating the American Empire at every opportunity; 2) by proving our willingness to be servant-leaders to the Southern people; and 3) by making The League of the South a strong, viable organization that will lead us to Southern independence.
Be sure to read the whole thing. It's a must-read road map of activism in a time of shifting realities and alliances.

Yankees on alert as Hunley surfaces in New York

How paranoid are folks in New York? THIS paranoid:

Obviously, the South is the only place where old times are not forgotten.

On Friday afternoon, a New York motorist called police with a tip about a potential terror threat. Seems someone was hauling a suspicious-looking object — it resembled a torpedo — on the highways around the city.

Before long 30 agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, were searching for this potential menace.

Even Coast Guard cutters in the area were on the lookout, since the thing looked sort of like a boat.

They should have set the terror color chart to Rebel Gray, because they were just hunting for a bunch of good ol’ boys from Summerville hauling a replica of the H.L. Hunley to Connecticut for the weekend.
Be sure to check out the article and the accompanying picture. It'll make your day.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"I do not respect an oath breaker"

This New Jersey lady nails the gibbering liberals who want to disarm us in the name of protecting us. She proves Alexander Stephens was right when he said, "The Cause of the South is the Cause of us all."

Thanks to Dan for the link!

Quote of the day

"You know, people make mistakes. Nobody's perfect." Laurence Lovette, after his SECOND conviction for killing Eve Carson.

Perpetual War update

Lord help us, the Pentagon is considering ANOTHER surge of taxpayer dollars to the armaments industry troops into Afghanistan. But this time, they're sure it'll work:

The Pentagon has been clear about the last Afghan surge being a resounding success, despite death tolls soaring throughout the period and the level of violence still enormous nationwide. That doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t going to do it again.

After being given a recommendation in a report by retired Gen. John Allen, the Pentagon is now said to be considering another surge post-2014, adding a secondary “bridging force” on top of the deployment already planned for the nominally “post-war” period.
Yeah, just toss a few hundred thousand to Freddy and Li'l Kim Kagan for "scholarly" analysis justifying the move, crank up the Hannitys and the left and right war cheerleaders, and Americans will submit to yet another pointless waste of their taxes and young people in the name of Empire.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Abstract Immigrants

Once again, Thomas Sowell says what everyone knows but is too chicken to say in public:

Among other facts of life utterly ignored by many advocates of de facto amnesty is that the free international movement of people is different from free international trade in goods.

Buying cars or cameras from other countries is not the same as admitting people from those countries or any other countries. Unlike inanimate objects, people have cultures and not all cultures are compatible with the culture in this country that has produced such benefits for the American people for so long.

Not only the United States, but the Western world in general, has been discovering the hard way that admitting people with incompatible cultures is an irreversible decision with incalculable consequences. If we do not see that after recent terrorist attacks on the streets of Boston and London, when will we see it?
The Treason Lobby and its propagandists swear the Boston Bombings were the work of madmen who do not represent all Muslim immigrants. Problem is, we've been racked by actual attacks and close calls launched in the name of Islam or in retaliation for US actions in Muslim countries. Closing our eyes to that fact is not "tolerance," but foolishness.

Dwight Eisenhower vs. David Frum on Confederate heroes

Here's how President Eisenhower responded to a letter asking why he kept a portrait of Robert E. Lee in his office:

August 9, 1960

Dear Dr. Scott:

Respecting your August 1 inquiry calling attention to my often expressed admiration for General Robert E. Lee, I would say, first, that we need to understand that at the time of the War Between the States the issue of Secession had remained unresolved for more than 70 years. Men of probity, character, public standing and unquestioned loyalty, both North and South, had disagreed over this issue as a matter of principle from the day our Constitution was adopted.

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

From deep conviction I simply say this: a nation of men of Lee’s caliber would be unconquerable in spirit and soul. Indeed, to the degree that present-day American youth will strive to emulate his rare qualities, including his devotion to this land as revealed in his painstaking efforts to help heal the nation’s wounds once the bitter struggle was over, we, in our own time of danger in a divided world, will be strengthened and our love of freedom sustained.

Such are the reasons that I proudly display the picture of this great American on my office wall.

Sincerely,

Dwight D. Eisenhower

In contrast, David Frum calls Lee and all other Confederate generals "traitors," a dazzling display of historical and constitutional ignorance, as well as contempt for the region and culture whose military traditions have been the bedrock of this country's military.

But then, Eisenhower was a real man, while Frum is a moon-faced chickenhawk.