Friday, January 31, 2014
The corporate media in this country would have you believe that the drive to give amnesty to the 20 million illegal immigrants in this country is a David vs. Goliath story. They're right. But the role of Goliath in this particular cage match is represented by the corporate interests lusting for an unlimited supply of cheap, exploitable labor. Spoiled brat billionaire Mark Zuckerberg echoes the message of the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Wall Street Journal (yes, only in America!) to denounce opponents of Open Borders as "extremist." The Davids in this battle are the native population trying to protect their jobs and way of life from voracious globalist corporations. So the Treason Lobby has to delegitimize its victims. Naturally, there's no such thing as "alienist extremism." EVERYONE knows that.
Oh, yes, says Tom DiLorenzo. From Southern rebels, to Plains Indians, to native Filipinos, to the victims of countless bloody interventions in Central America, those who got in the way of the DC Empire ended up ground into dust. No wonder Adolph was inspired.
Despite the drumbeat of propaganda from the play-pretend media, the pro-war, any war crowd, government officials, and, of course, the Pentagon, the American public sees the Muddled East for what it is: a killing field born of DC's arrogance and stupidity. From Pew Research:
As two of the nation's longest wars finally end, most Americans have concluded that neither achieved its goals. Those grim assessments in a USA TODAY/Pew Research Center poll underscore the erosion in support for the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan and the loss of faith in the outcome of the wars, both launched in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. The public's soured attitudes may make it harder the next time a president tries to persuade Americans of the value of military action when it involves putting thousands of U.S. troops in harm's way.That last sentence suggests that hope is possible. But let's not forget that similar predictions were made after Vietnam, another war based on lies and managed by blind ideology. It was Ronald Reagan who convinced Americans that war could be fun again with his daring and brilliant conquests of Grenada and Panama, which were about to invade and enslave us all. George H. W. Bush took that ball and ran with it by getting the US into Gulf War I. The apparent victory over the pathetic Iraqi army led Bush I to proclaim, "By God, we've kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all!" By that he meant that it would be easy to fool the American people to sacrifice their sons and money in future wars of choice. Then 9/11 came along, the best present the War Party could imagine. Once again, the American people -- or at least a significant number of them -- could be whipped into a war frenzy with the fantasy that an insignificant country constituted a threat. But that was then and this is now. Obama, like every other Temporary Dictator, serves Big Business and the War Machine. In the District of Corruption, the question of "War?" is always answered with, "Where?" And so it will be until the whole rotten monstrosity collapses.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Here's some amazing news: The value of labor is affected by supply and demand -- just like everything else in the marketplace. That's what Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama is telling those who want to import millions more Third-World immigrants:
In Tuesday's State of the Union address, President Obama is expected to discuss the plight of American workers. At the same time, he is pushing Republicans to pass an immigration plan making the problem worse by increasing the flow of immigrant workers to compete against unemployed Americans and those struggling to get by in low-wage jobs. Yet, alarmingly, the move is regarded as a part of Obama's agenda that has a chance of becoming law. House Republicans should reply to the president's immigration effort with a simple message: Our first duty is to help struggling Americans find good work and rising wages.Senator Sessions expresses views that not only represent the majority of his constituents, but also of most of the South. Southern resistance to the globalist agenda runs deep. The disastrous 1965 Immigration Act was firmly opposed in the South -- the House vote of Southern representatives was 27-65. Now that Congress is contemplating the final twist of the knife in our backs, it will once again be the South that will take a stand in defiance of treason and suicide.
Jake Evans shot and killed his mother and sister because of his hatred of their "racism." From the Daily Mail:
Evans, who was home schooled, said he argued with his 15-year-old sister, Mallory, that day after she made a racist comment, and he felt his family were becoming people he hated. "The people who are racists, bullies, and who are full of themselves are the really evil ones. And it amazes me because those three qualities are extremely common today." "I was very sad because I felt like my own family were becoming the people I hate," he wrote.If Evans had ever attended a Tea Party rally, the media would be screaming about right-wing extremism. But a story about a REAL hater -- and these "anti-racist" types are consumed with searing hatred -- gets swept under the rug.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I'm happy to add another worthy blog to the Rebellion blogroll. It's Revolt From The Heartland. It will be devoted to the defense of the traditions and liberties of Middle America, which have been systematically attacked by liberal-left urbanites. Focus will be on rural culture, gun rights, states rights, localism, nullification (popular and state), secession, and related matters. Put it on your favorites list and check it daily. Hard-hitting and on-target!
Seeger was a folk singer and promoter of the five-string banjo. There are a lot of folks on the net saying he was a good man. But Seeger was a communist, and I feel the same way about good communists as General Phil Sheridan did about good Indians.
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) believes that conservatives are opposed to amnesty because they don't want America to become "less white." This is obviously wicked. Yet, strangely, Schumer has supported a Bill that requires the USA to safe guard Israel as an ethnically Jewish state.https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/112/s2165/text http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/26/Sen-Schumer-Tea-Party-Oppose-Immigration-Because-America-Less-White
A survey measuring the impact of the Bible found - drum roll, please - that folks in the South are most likely to read and be guided by the Good Book. From Fox News:
Do you live in one of the most Bible-minded or one of the least Bible-minded cities? The American Bible Society put out its second consecutive study on which cities embrace the best-selling book of all time and some of the results may surprise you. "What we do is we take down all 100 cities in the U.S. and we take the top, take the bottom and everything in between," Geof Morin, Chief Communications Officer for the American Bible Society, said. "It's a combination of not just readership ... but engagement, which is a language term for does the Bible get its fair shake in folks' lives?" Generally speaking, the Bible is most read in the South, with Chattanooga, Tenn., taking the top spot as the most Bible-minded city, followed by Birmingham, Ala., and Roanoke/Lynchburg, Va.The survey also noted that folks in the Northeast are LEAST likely to turn to the Bible. Imagine that. Thanks to Jeff for the link!
Monday, January 27, 2014
We may be witnessing the birth of the newest Muslim nation. This one will be carved out of the southern Philippines, with the inelegant name of Bangsamoro. But the people of the Philippines see this as good news. The Muslim insurgency has been simmering since the Philippines gained independence. Although news coverage here in the West has been scanty, over 100,000 people have died in the past dozen years. But the new accord has sparked optimism on both sides:
"In a world looking for peaceful solutions to all troubles, we are grateful that we have found ours," said Teresita Quintos Deles, a presidential adviser on the peace talks after the agreement was signed in Manila on Saturday. "The best is yet to come." ... Earlier interim agreements dealt with sharing power and resources. Under those deals, the national government would retain authority over national defence, foreign policy and monetary issues, while the newly formed autonomous region, to be called Bangsamoro, is expected to have broad local powers.So the Philippines gets peace and the Muslims get self-rule. Think they'll stop there? The odds of Muslims living in peace with their neighbors doesn't look so rosy in view of their history, as Samuel Huntington observed in "The Clash of Civilizations":
... the relations between Muslims and peoples of other civilizations -- Catholic, Protestant, Orthodox, Hindu, Chinese, Buddhist, Jewish -- have been generally antagonistic; most of these relations have been violent at some point in the past; many have been violent in the 1990s. Wherever one looks along the perimeter of Islam, Muslims have problems living peaceably with their neighbors. Muslims make up about one-fifth of the world's population but in the 19990s they have been far more involved in intergroup violence than the people of any other civilization. p. 256.I'd say the Philippines have won little more than a little breathing room. And the Muslims have the opportunity to establish their latest caliphate. Win-win? Time will tell.
Support for the "Yes" campaign backing an independent Scotland is growing sharply, eight months of a referendum on the issue, according to a poll published in the Scotland on Sunday newspaper. Some 37 percent of those surveyed said they supported independence, with 44 percent opposed and 19 percent undecided. This is a five point gain for the "Yes" campaign since the last ICM survey was conducted last September. "Once the 'Don't Knows' are excluded from the calculation, those figures translate into 46 percent Yes, 54 percent No, the highest Yes proportion yet in any poll, other than in a much-criticised poll conducted by Panelbase for the SNP (Scottish National Party) in August last year," explained poll expert John Curtice.So, if you count likely voters, a majority favors independence. And we can help. Click here to show your support for a free and independent Scotland.
Friday, January 24, 2014
No one beats the NAACP at taking a problem and compounding it. Here's what happened:
Randall Kerrick, 28, was arrested just hours after he fatally shot 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell on Sept. 14. Investigators say the officer fired his gun 12 times, hitting Ferrell 10 times. Kerrick is white. Ferrell was black. Ferrell had been involved in a car wreck in the Reedy Creek area of east Mecklenburg and may have been looking for help, his family’s attorney said. Kerrick and two other officers were summoned to the area by a woman who said a man was trying to break into her house. Kerrick’s attorneys said Ferrell did not comply with officers’ commands to stop approaching.What happened to Jonathan Ferrell was tragic and regrettable. But Officer Kerrick did NOT commit a crime. The police were alerted to what the woman thought was an attempted break-in. Ferrell DID NOT STOP when officers warned him to. Did Officer Kerrick over-react? Maybe - but his defense was that Ferrell had his hand behind his back, possibly concealing a weapon, and the dashboard cam has not been released to the public. A grand jury tossed the case of voluntary manslaughter out, saying it believed Officer Kerrick could be tried for a lesser charge. But to the NAACP, it wasn't a matter of the facts, or even a bad decision, but pure eeeevil. Kojo Nantambu, the head of the Charlotte chapter of the NAACP, bellowed to a crowd of demonstrators, “What happened in that jury room, that was not a tragedy, that was an atrocious, diabolical act of evil.” I'll tell you what's evil - taking a human tragedy and pumping it for political gain.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
We've heard on countless occasions - usually when the War Party is trying to whip the American public into yet another frenzy of mass murder - that "Freedom isn't free." One thing's for sure, though - "Free Trade" certainly isn't free, as this piece from The Unz Review makes clear:
A powerful conglomerate consisting of Wall Street moguls, multi-national corporate elites, and political insiders — the one percent cabal as some call them — are mounting an assault on the American economy, endangering national defense, and subverting U.S. sovereignty. Their weaponry includes so-called “free trade” treaties like the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) — the godfather of subsequent deals — and the establishment of regulatory agencies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT).Remember when a tearful Bill Clinton gurgled about how NAFTA was going to be a boon to the American worker? The result was the loss of 879,280 U.S. jobs. But politically connected big business made a killing, just as it is with the Korea Free Trade Agreement. It's high time we quit believing empty assertions and started judging politicians by the real-world consequences of their actions.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Anyone with an IQ over 75 knows you can't trust DC to preserve our civil liberties. Oversized central governments have a lousy record in that regard. In the proud tradition of Jefferson and Madison, who stood up to the central government and cleared the way to State nullification of illegal, unconstitutional assaults on our basic rights, State lawmakers are today standing up to a corrupt, increasingly arrogant and unreformable central government. As a further illustration of how resistance to DC is shattering the old battle lines of left and right, this article about the Tenth Amendment Center's efforts to resist the National Security Agency is in the recent Mother Jones. Enjoy:
Frustrated with the limited scope of the reforms to the National Security Agency detailed by President Obama on Friday, and the slow pace of Congress in addressing the issue, civil liberties advocates are increasingly taking the privacy fight to state capitols. This month, lawmakers in six states introduced versions of model legislation designed to deny the NSA state resources or cooperation from state officials. The bills cover everything from banning evidence collected by the NSA from being introduced in state courts to shutting off the supply of water and electricity to the agency's in-state data centers. ... Most of the bills are based on model legislation crafted by OffNow, an ideologically diverse coalition organized by the Tenth Amendment Center—which has also fought to repeal Obamacare and federal marijuana laws—and the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, a civil liberties group advised by well known anti-establishment figures such as Daniel Ellsburg and Naomi Wolf. Activists belonging to Anonymous and Occupy groups have also lent support to the effort under the Twitter hashtag #NullifyNSA. The idea, says Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin, was to "get a bunch of people who would probably grab at each others' throats on most issues and say, 'Let's get something done.'"Yes, the natives are getting mighty restless...
The road to peace in Iraq (as elsewhere) is local autonomy. After decades of being mauled by US-led forces, Iraq is finally pursuing a path that will help: the creation of autonomous regions for the various peoples yoked together by Western powers after WWI:
The Maliki government has surprised many with a decision to create three new provinces nationwide, including two that center around Turkomen and Christian strongholds on the Kurdistan border. Tuz Khormato Province will be split roughly in thirds ethnically between Kurds, Arabs and Turkomen, giving the Turkomen a serious chance at political influence in the area. Ninevah Plain Province will include a large Christian population, and roughly mirrors Christian hopes for an autonomous region.Hey, Billy Yank! Ed Sebesta! And Ema Nymton! We'd love to hear your reaction to this.
Despite the ruling elite's nasty PR assault on Edward Snowden, a broad majority rejects the government's domestic surveillance program that he uncovered:
Most Americans now disapprove of the NSA's sweeping collection of phone metadata, a new USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds, and they're inclined to think there aren't adequate limits in place to what the government can collect. President Obama's announcement Friday of changes in the surveillance programs has done little to allay those concerns: By 73%-21%, those who paid attention to the speech say his proposals won't make much difference in protecting people's privacy. The poll of 1,504 adults, taken Wednesday through Sunday, shows a public that is more receptive than before to the arguments made by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. His leak of intelligence documents since last spring has fueled a global debate over the National Security Agency's surveillance of Americans and spying on foreign leaders.It's little acts of resistance that make my day. Looks like Americans are rediscovering their spines.
Despite popular support in Catalonia and a formal request from the Catalan parliament, Madrid is determined to supress the growing Catalan independence movement. Prime Minister Rajoy went full Lincoln when he vowed, "As long I am prime minister of Spain's government there will not be independence for any Spanish territory." Rajoy has the full backing of the Socialist Party. Socialists realize their agenda cannot be imposed without big government. Of course, all Rajoy and his cronies have done is to delay the inevitable. Tick, tock...
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
“Who are they? Right to life, pro-assault weapons, anti-gay — if that’s who they are, they have no place in the state of New York because that’s not who New Yorkers are.” Liberal New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who wants to exile conservatives from his state.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Consider two groups. One calls for smaller, more representative government based on the self-determination. The other insists on an activist big government that promotes equality and liberation at home and abroad. The first group points to the lessons of history. People are attracted to and organize themselves around those who are like them, who share language, history, and common origins. They remind us that the most peaceful and prosperous nations are small political entities united by culture. The second warns that oppression is everywhere, and must be chased down and destroyed. Only an omnipotent central government can enforce equality. Both groups claim the other is to be feared. So - which is right? Judging by the real-world consequences of the actions and ideas of each, there's no doubt which is the real threat. Consider the actual effects of the Global Democratic Revolution pushed by activist liberals and Neocons. From Lew Rockwell:
Approximately half a million Iraqis are dead as a result of George Bush and his patriotic soldiers waging war on Iraq to avenge 9-11 and other nonsense, according to the latest findings that provide the most up-to-date estimates of the death toll of the Iraq war and subsequent conflict. And most Americans don’t give a damn. Over 4,000 American soldiers died in bringing this about–died in vain and for a lie.And let's see - tallying up the number of brown and black people murdered by Jeffersonians in the past 20 years comes to - hey, how about that? Zero. And make no mistake about it - the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq were justified by appeals to the legacy of America's Civil Rights revolution (see here and here, for example). You'd think that folks would see the actual repercussions of that revolution and conclude it should be halted and reversed rather than exported around the world. But our handlers' capacity for self-delusion is apparently boundless.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, January 20, 2014
Sunday, January 19, 2014
As we Southern Nationalists mark the birthdays of two of our great military heroes--Generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson--let us not be content to merely remember. Rather, let us emulate them and continue the honorable cause that motivated these two noble Southern men--the survival, well being, and independence of the Southern people. Note: If you wish to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. please go elsewhere. He is not one of us. And besides, who can honor a communist, womanizer, and plagiarist? Michael Hill
January 19th marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee, the South's most beloved hero. Not too many years ago most Southern states honored Lee's birthday as an official state holiday. That tradition is now waning. The enormous importance that the Mainstream Media and political leaders today give to the Martin Luther King Holiday has worked to obscure the memory of Lee. Some states, like Mississippi, now celebrate Martin Luther King's and Lee's birthday with a state holiday honoring both men. But most Southern states, following the politically correct fashion of the times, have suppressed the memory of Lee, his exemplary character, and his devotion to the Southern cause.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
"Equality incurs tolerance, and tolerance has become but another word for nihilism. It's easy to be tolerant, if you don't believe in anything. A civilization practicing high standards must perforce be highly intolerant, becoming more and more intolerant as it becomes better and better." Tito Perdue, in his talk to the H.L. Mencken Club. The above is just one of numerous sizzlers in an insightful, no-holds-barred speech. You owe it to yourself to read the whole thing.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, January 18, 2014
Friday, January 17, 2014
From Dr. Michael Hill: Compatriots: Here is a link to our event Facebook page. Here is the link with our latest announcement. Please help us publicize this event, and attend it if you are able. Our goal is to have 100 demonstrators. We had about 75 in Tennessee this past fall, and we want to eclipse that number. FSI, Michael
Ever wonder what people (like me) who warned invading Iraq would be another quagmire were talking about? This is what we meant. And if the above headline didn't make you realize how sticky the Iraq quagmire is, maybe this one will: U.S. troops may return to Middle East to train Iraqis What a waste of taxpayer money! It should be going where it rightfully belongs: to Israel.
Whew! That's a relief. Good to see that our "representatives" are keeping priorities straight. After all, to suggest that wealthy Israel should support itself would be anti-Semitic. Far better that American taxpayers pay interest on loans from China so we can support Israel.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
"I reflected that Washington is an insular, incestuous, inward-looking city, chiefly interested in itself, so politically inbred as to be in danger of hemophilia, out of touch with reality, having remarkably little understanding of or interest in the rest of the country or the world. Isn’t this wonderful?" Fred Reed
The latest Gallup poll is bad, bad news for the ruling elite and its camp followers, but will not surprise regular readers of this blog:
Americans start the new year with a variety of national concerns on their minds. Although none is dominant, the government, at 21%, leads the list of what Americans consider the most important problem facing the country. The economy closely follows at 18%, and then unemployment/jobs and healthcare, each at 16%. No other issue is mentioned by as much as 10% of the public; however, the federal budget deficit or debt comes close, at 8%.I couldn't agree more. Government IS the number 1 problem facing Americans. But look at the other problems and consider what caused them. Who's responsible for the unsustainable federal debt? And how does that affect the economy? Jobs are a major problem. But thanks to NAFTA, the KORUS FTA, and DC's open borders policy, jobs are vanishing overseas while cheap labor pours into the marketplace. Notice that both parties are in cahoots causing and aggravating these problems. What's the answer? Fortunately, there is an alternative. It goes back to 1776:
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
In 1777, the Republic of New Connecticut declared its independence. Six months later it was renamed Vermont.
That spirit of rebellion and independence lives today in the Second Vermont Republic movement, which resists "political elites who use corporate, state, and military power to manipulate our lives... a global system of dominance and deceit in which transnational megacompanies and big government control us through money, markets, and media, sapping our political will, civil liberties, collective memory, traditional cultures, sustainability, and independence."
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Look out! The Federal Bulldozer is leveling traditional society so its minions can replace it with an Egalitarian Wonderland. Oklahoma is the latest casualty:
Oklahoma’s ban on marriages between same-sex couples is unconstitutional, a federal judge ruled Tuesday. “The Court holds that Oklahoma’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” U.S. District Court Judge Terence Kern wrote.Where does it end? The day is coming when the 14th Amendment's prohibition against any State denying "to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws" will apply to illegal aliens as well. Same-sex "marriage," like multiculturalism, is going to be imposed on the American people, whether they like it or not. And this government claims to be a democracy. It is to laugh.
Well, that settles it. What was once said of Prussia is now true of the US: It is not a country with an army, but an army with a country.
What's a liberal to do when two of his favorite protected groups don't play nicely with each other? Secretary of State John Kerry is all huffy about Nigeria's crackdown on that country's homosexuals:
Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan [cool name, huh?] quietly signed the strict measure into law earlier this month, but the news first emerged Monday afternoon. The revelation drew a swift response from Kerry. “Beyond even prohibiting same sex marriage, this law dangerously restricts freedom of assembly, association, and expression for all Nigerians,” Kerry said in a statement. According to the law, anyone who enters into a same-sex marriage, civil union or domestic partnership could face up to 14 years in prison. Additionally, same-sex marriages legally performed in other countries would be considered void by the Nigerian government. The law also restricts gay and lesbian citizens from meeting in public settings. “Any person who registers, operates or participates in gay clubs, societies and organizations or directly or indirectly makes public show of same-sex amorous relationship in Nigeria commits an offence and shall each be liable on conviction to a term of 10 years in prison,” the law says.Pretty harsh. But I can say that because I'm an extremist right-wing hater who wants to preserve Western culture and opposes DC's insane immigration policies. Liberals, libertarians, and Neocons, on the other hand, claim we must open our borders to whoever wants in. That means we have to accept their cultural standards, too. And the article makes it very clear that the new Nigerian law against homosexuals has broad popular support:
In Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa, 98 percent of people believe society should not tolerate homosexuality, according to a Pew Research Center survey from last year. More than 90 percent of respondents in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Senegal said they felt the same way.So what's it going to be, libs? Do you condemn African culture or do you stand with the Lavender Lobby?
Well, do you support "Our Troops"? Or are you with the Terrorists? From InfoWars. Yes, it's time we "updated" the Bill of Rights. After all, it has that scary Tenth Amendment that extremists keep raving about.
Monday, January 13, 2014
Even with "Resource Officers" (armed policemen) on call, the government schools can't control the kids they claim to be educating. Like every other government program, all the talk about putting the children first is just that - all talk. The truth is a little different. Here's the story from that infamous right-wing bastion, NBC News:
Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in Pediatrics. Though there was a decrease in the number of intentional injuries at school over the last 10 years, it was minor, said study co-author Dr. Siraj Amanullah, an assistant professor of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University.It's frustrating when I try to convince conservatives that the government schools are nothing but indoctrination centers rather than centers of education. Conservatives who rage against ObamaCare somehow imagine that socialized education is integral to the conservative agenda. This is just the latest indictment against government-controlled anything. Education must be privatized so parents can choose how and where their children are educated. Until that day, home schooling is still the best option.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, January 13, 2014
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Think it's a good idea to stock up on basic supplies in case of an emergency? Here's a taste of what can happen:
Approximately 300,000 people in West Virginia were told not to drink or use their water after approximately 5,000 gallons of 4-Methylcyclohexane Methanol (MCHM) — a chemical used to wash coal of impurities — spilled from a tank owned by Freedom Industries. West Virginia American Water Company president Jeff McIntyre warned consumers not to use tap water for baby formula, brushing teeth, or showering. “Toilet flushing only,” he said. The reports sent people rushing to stock up on bottled water, stripping store shelves around the area, including local Wal-Marts. Tension over the availability of clean water in the area seemed to be growing. At around 3:00pm, the Kanawha County police scanner lit up with reports of a shipment of water that was about to come in to a nearby Wal-Mart, asking for police presence while employees could restock. “It was chaos, that’s what it was,” convenience store cashier Danny Cardwell told FoxNews.com.Of course, if you do prepare for disaster, you'll be called bad names. The Southern Poverty Law Center, for one, will brand you as an antigovernment extremist. Even a grandmother who teaches folks how to can vegetables was labeled as "extremist" by the fear-mongers at the SPLC - and what could be worse than being called a bad name? Maybe those desperate souls in Kentucky who had to depend on FEMA to bring them water could answer that.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
Still think we're going to find a liberty advocate in the federal government? One man on a white horse that's got housebroken conservatives giddy is Senator Ted Cruz (R - Ottawa). He just came out in favor of DC supremacy:
Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas on Friday criticized President Barack Obama for not arresting people in Colorado who violated federal law by using marijuana. “A whole lot of folks now are talking about legalizing pot. The brownies you had this morning, provided by the state of Colorado,” he jokingly said during his keynote speech at Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation. “And you can make arguments on that issue,” Cruz continued. “You can make reasonable arguments on that issue. The president earlier this past year announced the Department of Justice is going to stop prosecuting certain drug crimes. Didn’t change the law.” Voters in Colorado and Washington state voted to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in 2013, but federal law still prohibits the use of the drug. The Department of Justice announced in August of 2013 that it would not target for arrest adults who used marijuana in compliance with state laws. Cruz said the Obama administration should continue imprisoning people for using marijuana until federal law is changed.As we just noted in the previous post, a central government with no restraints on its power is inevitably a tyrannical government. The Founders established a system of dispersed political power that has been effectively neutered. Next thing you know, DC will claim the power to imprison its subjects indefinitely without a trial. But then, I have an over-active imagination.
Here's the latest DC power grab, all in the name of protecting "individual rights":
In a highly unusual move, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Friday that the Obama administration would fully recognize the more than 1,000 same-sex marriages that were performed in Utah shortly after a federal judge declared the state’s ban on same-sex marriages to be unconstitutional. The US Supreme Court issued a stay of the lower court’s ruling two weeks later, bringing to a temporary end the performance of same-sex marriages in Utah and raising questions about the legitimacy of the new marriages.Anyone know WHERE in the Constitution the sovereign States have delegated the authority to regulate marriage to DC? Darned if I can find it. Like multiculturalism, same-sex "marriage" is going to be imposed by both fraud and force.
Not sure if I can agree to a top 10 list that doesn't include Lynyrd Skynyrd or Molly Hatchet, but I certainly agree with The Telegraph's pick of The Band -- and who could argue with The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down as their greatest hit? Enjoy! Like my father before me
I will work the land
And like my brother above me
Who took a Rebel stand
He was just 18, proud and brave
But a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet
You can't raise a Kane back up
When he's in defeat The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, la"
I will work the land
And like my brother above me
Who took a Rebel stand
He was just 18, proud and brave
But a Yankee laid him in his grave
I swear by the mud below my feet
You can't raise a Kane back up
When he's in defeat The night they drove old Dixie down
And the bells were ringing
The night they drove old Dixie down
And all the people were singing
They went, "Na, na, la, na, na, la"
Friday, January 10, 2014
Here's something that all the empire worshipers who call themselves "conservative" need to read. Real conservatives want to preserve the traditional culture, and are adamant about limiting government to its delegated powers. Conservatives DO NOT ally themselves with leftists such as Charles Johnson, Andrew Sullivan, and Christopher Hitchens - common sense should tell you they're ALWAYS for projects that increase government power, and the Neocon Wars have radically expanded DC's control over us. Those wars led directly to the unconstitutional USA PATRIOT Act and the totalitarian NDAA. Need a real-life example of a conservative? Meet Walter Jones:
In a Capitol filled with bloviating self-promoters, Walter Jones is a soft-spoken Southern gentleman. But even though he has all the quiet charm of a sleepy country town, the ten-term North Carolina Republican is quite capable of righteous indignation. “Congress will not hold anyone to blame,” Jones, now 70, said of America’s Middle Eastern wars while speaking to Young American for Liberty in Raleigh last February. “Lyndon Johnson’s probably rotting in hell right now because of the Vietnam War, and he probably needs to move over for Dick Cheney.” Since he was first elected as part of the “Republican Revolution” in 1994, Jones—whose father Walter Sr. was a congressman before him—has been one of the most conservative members of Congress. He is staunchly pro-life. He worries about the military circumscribing chaplains’ right to pray in Jesus’ name.What's remarkable is that Jones voted FOR the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and later changed his mind after it became clear both were based on outright deception. A politician who admits when he's wrong. And then tries to repair the damage. Wow.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, January 10, 2014
Thursday, January 9, 2014
... and get ready for yet another knife in the back from the clowns who claim to be our "representatives" in Congress. Big business and big government can't get enough cheap labor and submissive clients. And when money and power combine, there's no stopping them. From TownHall:
“Follow the money.” It’s still the surest way to trace the roots of a political disaster: Watergate, the S&L crisis, the mortgage meltdown, Obamacare, and just about every other avoidable mess that has shaken this nation over the past half century. It will also be the surest way to trace the next political disaster if John Boehner and his inner circle of House Republican leaders decide to force through a package of immigration bills that include amnesty for illegal aliens, and massive increases in future immigration. The primary reason why Boehner and company might move on immigration in 2014 – perhaps the only reason – is money: lots and lots of it. Granting amnesty to millions of people who broke our laws, who occupy millions of jobs in our economy, and who (along with their U.S.-born kids) consume billions of dollars in public resources, fails every test of good public policy, not to mention basic common sense. Vastly expanding access to new foreign workers at a time when more than 20 million Americans are either unemployed or underemployed, and millions more find themselves downwardly mobile, would pound the final nail in the coffin of our once robust middle class.We'll hear endless sad tales about immigrants who want nothing more than a shot at the American Dream, about families who want to stay together -- never mind that they could be united if their fathers returned home to them. The ONLY ANSWER is that we grant them amnesty. Either we surrender our country to them or we are the meanest people who ever lived. It's an old, old ploy. The plutocrats who backed the Northern armies in 1861-65 didn't hesitate to claim they were motivated by the plight of slaves in the South. Today, it's the Chambers of Commerce pushing amnesty while pretending it's all about fairness and altruism. It's a worn-out scam, but, hey, if it still works...
The United States may not negotiate with terrorists, but it certainly hasn't minded using curriculum tied to them in official Army briefings. Despite being linked in federal court to a case of domestic terrorism, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has been a go-to “source” of the Obama Pentagon in a string of military training sessions. Americans saw the fruits of that partnership in October, when base instructors shocked service members by warning them that Christians and conservatives were “extremists” who posed a threat to the nation. In subsequent briefings, groups like American Family Association (AFA) were specifically targeted as “hateful,” using propaganda pulled directly from SPLC's website (the same website, incidentally, that directed shooter Floyd Corkins to FRC's front door).The SPLC is an advocacy group for big government, even going as far as condemning those who object to DC's endless wars and bank bailouts as "anti-Semitic." The SPLC's message is blunt: Obey and be silent, or be branded as a violent, hate-filled beast. That's how the ruling elite operates, folks. Had enough?
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
"The hope that black and white would mingle amicably if only segregation were dismantled relied on a peculiarly American inattention to life and history and on a belief that people will behave as we want them to instead of how they observably behave. Human nature remains human nature, no matter how hard one holds one’s breath and turns blue." Fred Reed
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
"After wasting trillions of dollars and thousands of American lives attacking a country that apparently had zilch to do with the 9/11 attacks, the US federal government now faces a stark symbolic humiliation due to the fact that the Iraqi city of Fallujah is now allegedly under the control of al-Qaeda militants. Apparently we didn’t bomb them enough to make them love our freedom." Takimag
Now it's all about "National Security." And that means protecting the government, rather than citizens, is job number one. And don't you forget it.
Here's some more background on David Yeagley's legal victory over the Marxist One People's Project thugs who prevented American Renaissance from holding their national conference. Only one question remains: Why does OPP hate Native Americans?
David Thompson has glimpsed the future, and it's scary:
Here’s a question for you. How many countries are fighting each other at the beginning of 2014? The answer is none. “Battlefield deaths” have fallen dramatically. But that’s because battles are dying out; massacres, on the other hand, are back with a vengeance. In fact, there’s probably one going on as you read this, and there’s nothing we can do about it. Happy New Year.Nuer fighting Dinka, Javanese fighting Dayaks, Uighurs fighting Han Chinese -- all the "sedimentary layers of tribalistic identity” that endured the centralizing period of the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries are re-asserting themselves. The root problem is the super-state, the "one-size-fits-all" empire that tries to erase historical identity in the name of unity. Problem is, we're social beings who look to our own for purpose, mutual protection, and identity. The Nuer and Dinka are not countrymen who suddenly got tired of each other; they were forced together by the British colonialists. In Syria, the Arabs, Assyrians, Sunnis, and Shiites were similarly bound together in an artificial country to keep them at each other's throats and thus easily managed. You can blame the victorious French and British after WWI for that particular mess. Of course, our interest is not merely academic. Why do you think our handlers in DC are eagerly importing the Third World? Those in power want a diverse, squabbling population that cannot unite and resist. Meanwhile, lobbyists there are paid to peddle open borders so the super-rich can enjoy an endless supply of cheap, exploitable labor:
Downtowners continue to point to immigration reform as an area where there will be a lot of K Street spending. The issue touches virtually every industry — and many of the biggest spenders are wealthy individuals like Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and outgoing New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who rely on their personal fortunes and whose commitment to Washington is less affected by short-term economic projections. Even if proponents can’t gain traction in 2014, they will be setting the stage for the coming years, when most congressional watchers believe some action will be taken to overhaul the country’s immigration laws.So don't look at the simmering tribal wars in faraway locales and imagine it can't happen here. The stage is being set. Welcome to the end of the superstate and the advent of Fourth Generation Warfare. The solution? First, let's stop adding fuel to the fire. Next, promote self-determination for all peoples. ALL PEOPLES.
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
Great news from Oklahoma! The self-appointed censors who shut down the American Renaissance 2010 conference just got their knuckles rapped:
On August 8, 2011, David Yeagley of Oklahoma filed suit against Jeffrey Imm and Daryle Lamont Jenkins in the District Court of Oklahoma County of Oklahoma for allegedly civilly conspiring and tortiously interfering with his contract to speak at the New Century Foundation’s American Renaissance February 2010 conference. ... Yeagley’s motion for summary judgment was filed on December 3, 2013, and Jenkins did not file a responsive brief to it. During the morning of January 3, 2014, a hearing on the motion occurred, and the judge granted it: Jenkins has been ordered by a court of law to pay Yeagley $50,000.00 for shutting down the 2010 American Renaissance conference.Hurrah for David Yeagley! Check out his website here.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, January 04, 2014
Friday, January 3, 2014
Lawyers from California have cast accusatory eyes on Mississippi, declaring that the state’s Confederate symbol on its flag that’s flown at a Santa Ana display is racist and needs to go. The Orange County Bar Association has passed a resolution to remove the Mississippi flag from the Santa Ana civic center where it now hangs, along with the flags of all other states, The Los Angeles Times reported.California just allowed an illegal immigrant to practice law in that state. Funny how California is welcoming aliens while waging war on everything American. Yeah. Funny.
Here's some startling news: Despite DC's mandate of universal equality, more than half (55%) of women recruits failed the pullup test. From CBS News:
The Marines had hoped to institute the pullups on the belief that pullups require the muscular strength necessary to perform common military tasks such as scaling a wall, climbing up a rope or lifting and carrying heavy munitions. Officials felt there wasn't a medical risk to putting the new standard into effect as planned across the service, but that the risk of losing recruits and hurting retention of women already in the service was unacceptably high, she said.Dang! Don't you hate it when biology trumps ideology? It's like Mother Nature is reinforcing the arbitrary social construct of gender. So if the test indicates men and women are not equal, then OBVIOUSLY there's a problem with the test:
The military services are working to figure out how to move women into newly opened jobs and have been devising updated physical standards, training, education and other programs for thousands of jobs they must open Jan. 1, 2016, said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan Christensen, a Defense Department spokesman. They must open as many jobs to women as possible; if they decide to keep some closed, they must explain why.If this were an isolated incident, it wouldn't be worth noticing. Problem is, it's symptomatic of the regime we're in. The mandate for equality has made IQ tests illegal for employment purposes, since there CANNOT BE any differences among various races. While China races ahead of us, we're busy punishing accomplishment and rewarding mediocrity. I can't help but wonder what archeologists a thousand years from now will make of us.
... the DC Empire, of course.
Thursday, January 2, 2014
It's time to get serious about secession, says Kirkpatrick Sale. He argues that the historical record could not be clearer: Large nations inevitably become more repressive and violent as their ruling elites try to hold the overgrown mess together. And there's also overwhelming evidence that smaller nations are more free, non-violent, and prosperous than larger nations:
My study of nation sizes a few years ago (in Rethinking the American Union, edited by Donald Livingston, Pelican, 2012) found that half the nations of the world are smaller than 5.5 million people, eighteen of the top twenty most prosperous (ranked by GDP) are under 5 million, the majority of the freest states (in the measure put out by Freedom House) are under 5 million and 37 per cent under l million, and a “sustainable society index” (by a 2011 sociological study) ranked only small states in the top ten (Sweden, with 9.3 million, led the list). Interestingly, a look at the geographic sizes of successful nations confirms the point: as many as 85 of the 223 political entities counted by the United Nations are under 10,000 square miles—that’s the size of Vermont—and three-quarters of the richest nations are smaller than the world median, 17 of them are smaller than Vermont.There's no doubt that the US is trapped in a similar trajectory. With its domestic spying, spiraling debt, and foreign wars, DC has become the eye of Sauron, overflowing chaos and misery onto the world. Just to cite one example, check out this headline: Over 10,000 Killed in Iraq in 2013. Those deaths are the direct result of the US invasion of Iraq. And let's not forget that we're still paying for that and other "wars of choice." No wonder a recent poll shows that 70% of Americans have "no faith" in their government, and that over half have a "profoundly negative view of their government." Kirpatrick Sale is right: It's time to get serious about secession. Those who profit from DC's interventions and sadists are the only ones who can disagree with him. What's your excuse?
Well, here it is the first working day of 2014, and the folks over at NCFire are already on fire. They've already put together the latest issue of the North Carolina Crime Report by Suspected Illegal Aliens. This report covers crimes by suspected illegal aliens in NC for the month of December. Think of it as the continuing price for imposing a Third-World population on the people of North Carolina. It's 35 pages long, and can be viewed online as a pdf file here. And be sure to put NCFire on your favorites list!
The racial socialists over at One People's Project are calling for a pre-emptive attack on American Renaissance. Because AmRen advocates "hate" (translation: AmRem rejects OPP's socialist agenda), its members must not be allowed to meet and make speeches. This is not an empty threat. The group was instrumental in denying AmRen's First Amendment rights in Charlotte, North Carolina, and even managed to get Charlotte's mayor pro tem to quash AmRen's annual conference. Eyes on the prize. OPP is sounding this battle cry under the slogan "Intolerance of intolerance is the only intolerance tolerated." Really. Sigh. How am I supposed to make fools of our enemies when they keep beating me to the punch?
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
"Oh, I don't care about foreign policy. But I am worried about uncontrolled immigration." Said the conservative with his head in the sand. But this is even worse: "I oppose open borders -- and I support our troops!" [Translation: "I don't want sharia in the US. So I welcome every Middle Eastern war our government wages."] Neither seems to understand that DC's insane foreign policy feeds its insane immigration policy. Want proof? Take a look at this, from The Washington Times:
The State Department said Thursday that its goal is to welcome 35,000 permanent refugees from the Middle East and South Asia in fiscal 2014. 30,000 Syrians are slated to be moved into permanent or long-term homes abroad by October if the U.N. refugee agency meets its goals, The Washington Postreported. “If the United States wanted to allow Syrians to come in through an open process, they could do that,” Nadeen Aljijakli, a Syrian American immigration lawyer in Cleveland, told The Post.Which is why the League of the South opposes the Empire's foreign and domestic policies. Both are poisonous to liberty and the survival of our civilization.
From Free North Carolina: If you celebrate the New Year anywhere near the South, you're probably going to be enjoying black-eyed peas in some form. If you don't already know, you're taking part in a tradition dating back to the War Between The States days. Once considered only suitable for livestock fodder and food for slaves, fields of black-eyed peas, fortunately, were ignored by Gen. Sherman's troops as they stormed the South, and became a food staple for surviving Confederates. We just feasted on pork ribs, cabbage, black-eye peas, homemade cornbread, and tea, followed by Mom's pecan pie and coffee. We're talking goo-ood!