Friday, February 28, 2014

Millions of Yahoo webcam images intercepted

Millions of Americans were illegally spied on by their own government as they participated in online video chats. The National Security Agency conducted this Stasi-like operation through its British sockpuppets:

Britain's surveillance agency GCHQ, with aid from the US National Security Agency, intercepted and stored the webcam images of millions of internet users not suspected of wrongdoing, secret documents reveal.

GCHQ files dating between 2008 and 2010 explicitly state that a surveillance program codenamed Optic Nerve collected still images of Yahoo webcam chats in bulk and saved them to agency databases, regardless of whether individual users were an intelligence target or not.

In one six-month period in 2008 alone, the agency collected webcam imagery – including substantial quantities of sexually explicit communications – from more than 1.8 million Yahoo user accounts globally.
Yahoo denounced these actions as "a whole new level of violation of our users' privacy." Yes, once again, DC has surpassed all expectations. USA! USA!

Or better yet:

Oddly, the pro-American blogging seraglio has nothing to say about this.

Consistency!

Netanyahu: Wrong on Iraq, Wrong on Iran

But remember, if you oppose nuking millions of Iranians, you're a white supremacist anti-Semite.

Tomorrow -- Stars & Bars Over Raleigh's Old Capitol Building

A reminder from the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial:

Saturday, 1 March – 2PM, Raleigh’s Old Capitol Building

Annual Confederate Flag Day Observance – Historic House Chambers

Sponsor: NC Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Tom Smith, Commander

Keynote Speaker: Larry E. Norman of Louisburg, North Carolina

The Stars & Bars will fly over the building during the ceremony.

Kerry Rails Against ‘New Isolationism’ Among Americans

The DC Empire rests on the ideal of universal liberation. It presents itself as a force for good determined to impose its values by force at home and abroad. At home, it uses the power of government to "free" its citizens from the constraints of tradition, such as old-fashioned definitions of marriage. Abroad, DC demands other nations kowtow to its noble ideals - or else.

So when Americans question the continuous use of force to reconstruct the world, DC's minions know their very legitimacy is being questioned. Without the Permanent Revolution, there is no need for a vanguard to run it.

No wonder Secretary of State John Kerry fears the growing resistance to DC's interventionism. Speaking to reporters, he denounced this trend:

“We are beginning to behave like a poor nation,” Kerry said of Americans’ unwillingness to support ever-larger, ever more calamitous wars the world over. He vowed that the US wouldn’t retreat anywhere in the world.

The US spends more on its military than nearly the whole rest of the world combined, and throws billions of dollars in military aid at other nations, subsidizing their own wars. Yet budget concerns have slowed the rate of growth of this spending in recent years, inconveniencing Kerry’s plans to start new wars.
Airy appeals to exporting DC's civil rights revolution don't carry much weight any more, and Kerry understands that. So he appealed instead to Americans' economic interests:

Kerry insisted Americans “do not perceive the connection between US engagement abroad and the US economy, their own jobs and wider US interests.”
That reminds me of the old joke among engineering students:

What is the difference between Mechanical Engineers and Civil Engineers?

Mechanical Engineers build weapons. Civil Engineers build targets.

DC has made a fortune playing both sides of this scam. It sends in its troops and jets to break things and kill people, then mops up in the reconstruction, insisting on sweetheart deals with the puppet government it props up.

Problem is, as we're seeing all too clearly in both Iraq and Afghanistan, that neat little scam isn't working anymore. In Iraq, for example, the autonomous Kurds have made oil deals that bypass Baghdad. In fact, centralized big governments are collapsing all around the world. The puppets in charge cannot control their populations any longer. Regional, historical cultures are re-asserting their rights of self-determination, and are leaving their central governments in the dust - where they belong.

John Kerry is scared. And that's the best news we've had in years.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Reform Without Secession & Independence

Want to fix our most pressing problems? Harold Crews of the North Carolina League of the South says there's only one path to reform, and that's secession.

Federal court rules against American flag in American high school

I don't care to see the Empire's flag anywhere, but I especially don't want it in a State-run facility. But this case isn't about federalism; it's about a student's right to free speech, as well as the further decline of Western culture in our own country.

Here's the background: Some kids in a California school were prohibited from wearing shirts with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo. The short story is that certain students exercised the "heckler's veto" on free speech - a threat of violence resulted in the authorities stopping the speech for the heckler. As the Volokh Conspiracy points out, this is not just a defeat of American culture, but of the rule of law itself:

[B]ehavior that gets rewarded gets repeated. The school taught its students a simple lesson: If you dislike speech and want it suppressed, then you can get what you want by threatening violence against the speakers. The school will cave in, the speakers will be shut up, and you and your ideology will win. When thuggery pays, the result is more thuggery.
Not that long ago, displays of the Confederate Battle Flag were being suppressed for the same reason, that it offended the delicate sensibilities of certain people. Many argued that the attack on Southern symbols was an attack on American culture, but they were ignored.

I suppose the next step is that it will soon be a hate crime to fail to salute the Mexican flag. Or the "Rainbow Nation" flag. Why not?

This day in history

In 1844, the Dominican Republic gained independence from Haiti.

The Black majority in Haiti seceded from France, then the Hispanic majority in the Dominican half of the island seceded from Haiti. People all over the world want a government that reflects their own culture and values. Who's to say they shouldn't have it? And the world keeps spinning around...

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Quote of the day

"Texans spoke loud and clear by overwhelmingly voting to define marriage as a union between a man and a woman in our Constitution, and it is not the role of the federal government to overturn the will of our citizens. The 10th Amendment guarantees Texas voters the freedom to make these decisions, and this is yet another attempt to achieve via the courts what couldn't be achieved at the ballot box. We will continue to fight for the rights of Texans to self-determine the laws of our state." - Texas Governor Rick Perry in response to a federal judge ruling Texas' same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional.

Black Pastors: Impeach Holder

In 1996, Charlotte was wracked by controversy over the production of "Angels in America." No group was more vocal or eloquent in its opposition to that play than the local Black ministers, a fact that many liberals ignore when they mock Christians who objected to the play's portrayal of homosexuality.

So it's no surprise that Black pastors are united in condemning Attorney General Eric Holder in his campaign to mandate the mainstreaming of the homosexual agenda. From CNS News:

A coalition of black pastors announced on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that they are launching a campaign to gather one million signatures on a petition calling for the impeachment of Attorney General Eric Holder for violating his oath of office by trying "to coerce states to fall in line with the same-sex 'marriage' agenda."

"President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder have turned their backs on the values the American people hold dear, values particularly cherished in the black community: values like marriage, which should be strengthened and promoted, rather than weakened and undermined," says a statement by the Coalition of African American Pastors that has been posted online with their impeachment petition.
The Black pastors are exactly right. Holder and company are indeed trying to "coerce" us into accepting same-sex "marriage." It's all part of the Cultural Marxist agenda, and these ministers know the goal is the erasure of Western, Christian civilization. Too bad so many other Christian leaders don't get it.

TV Coverage of League of the South Secede! Campaign

Great work by the Florida League of the South, as reported by WEAR-TV. It's especially gratifying to see the supportive comments from readers.

Tick-tock ...

Monday, February 24, 2014

This day in history

In 1803, the Supreme Court ruled in Marbury v. Madison that any act of Congress which conflicts with the Constitution is null and void.

Back then it was understood that the federal government possessed ONLY those powers DELEGATED to it by the people of the sovereign States, as spelled out in the Tenth Amendment. These days, anyone who questions DC's power to do whatever it wants is a dangerous, racist extremist.

Quote of the day

"Beware of those who say they’re fighting for 'equality,' especially when their behavior shows they’re fighting to win a war." Jim Goad

Americans rising up against government

Here's the perfect segue from my previous post about the threat the government poses to our freedom, especially for those who imagine there's nothing we can do about it. You'll be encouraged by these recent examples of passive resistance to tyranny.

Dare to know hope.

Eric Cantor Evokes George Washington and Founders to Promote His War Agenda

The same people who lied us into war against Afghanistan and Iraq are busting their guts trying to whoop up yet another Neocon Crusade. Here's the slimy Eric Cantor manhandling American history to justify an invasion of peaceful Iran:

In the introduction of his speech, Cantor suggests that George Washington would support his foreign policy agenda.

Today, we celebrate our nation's first Commander-in-Chief George Washington. Since Washington led our armed forces and this nation, America has relied upon a strong military to defend our homeland and our freedoms.

America's military strength, global leadership combined with a benevolent purpose helped spread the promise of democracy to the oppressed, a message of hope to the destitute, and the blessings of security to the weak. In doing so, we have earned new allies, vanquished old foes, and further secured our own nation. But today, that formula that has served this nation and the world so well is very much in doubt.

This assertion by Cantor is as ridiculous as Obama’s assertion a month before, at the beginning of Obama’s mass spying speech, that the National Security Agency bureaucrats scooping up every bit of personal information they can find about us are the same as Paul Revere riding through the countryside to warn that an invading army of “redcoats” are coming. Today the NSA is the redcoats, exercising via intrusive, high-tech means the general warrant powers that the British redcoats used in a clunkier, old-fashioned manner in violation of liberty, property, and privacy.

The NSA is the redcoats anew. And Cantor is espousing the foreign interventionism that Washington terms in his farewell address “European Ambition, Rivalship, Interest, Humour or Caprice,” the embrace of which Washington said would endanger the “peace and prosperity” of the US.
If you don't read any other op-eds this week, read and remember the above sentence: "The NSA is the redcoats anew." The greatest threat to our peace and freedom is not Iran or North Korea, but the mad men in DC.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Ukraine is the latest in ethnic secession trend

The violence in Ukraine is clearly based on ethnic differences between the Russian and Ukrainian sections. A solution, however, is in the making: self-determination based on historical cultures. As this analysis points out, it's a growing trend:

Ukraine is the latest and most violent manifestation of people's inclination to sort by ethnicity, and to break away from a government they don't accept.

A similar dynamic is under way in another part of the world that is perhaps more familiar to Americans than Ukraine, and that's Scotland, which votes on September 18 whether to break away from the United Kingdom. Polls show that a third of Scotland's population of 5.3 million supports independence, a sizeable number but far short of a majority. British Prime Minister David Cameron has warned that a vote to leave the U.K. would forfeit Scotland's right to continue to use the British pound.

Cameron is playing hard ball because a Scottish vote to secede could set the stage for a vote in 2017 on whether England leaves the E.U. Cameron has promised to hold such a vote if he is reelected next year. These are a lot of ifs, beginning with the uphill fight of Scottish secessionists to build a majority, but voices that support what has been dubbed ethno-nationalism are growing louder and gaining traction.

Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia have been through the process, and Belgium is trying to quell a long history of differences between its Flemish, Dutch-speaking population and the French-speaking Walloons.
There's really only one alternative, and that's the course taken by Abraham Lincoln, Joseph Stalin, and Slobodan Milošević - wage pitiless war against those who would break away. Fortunately, the 19th- and 20th-century ideology of the omnicompetent super-state has pretty much bled itself dry. Peaceful secession is a much more attractive goal than meaningless cries for "Unity!" which are actually nothing more than a fig leaf for repressive big government.

The neo-Marxists will wail and curse, but they cannot deny what's happening all over the world. Devolution is coming.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Congress Isn't Needed to Secede

Here's a radical idea: Is DC a sovereign entity? Or are the people of the States sovereign? Mike Church gives his take on the movement for northern New York to split off from the ultra-liberal city. Church backs his argument with the principle that THE PEOPLE hold ultimate power by law and by right, and that Congress is supposed to be the servants, not masters, of the people.

I wonder where he got that idea?

Plan to split California into six states gains ground

There are so many secession movements blossoming it's making my head spin. The latest calls for California to devolve into six culturally united areas. One thing's for sure - this movement not only makes sense but is totally serious:

A plan to divide California into six separate US states is closer to making it on to a November ballot, with organizers gaining approval to collect signatures.

The seemingly far-fetched initiative, sponsored by Silicon Valley venture capitalist Tim Draper, claims "political representation of California's diverse population and economies has rendered the state nearly ungovernable."

And on Tuesday, the California Secretary of State's office gave the movement a boost, saying that proponents "may begin collecting petition signatures."

At least 807,615 voters -- representing eight percent of the total ballots cast for governor in the 2010 election -- will need to sign the petition by July 18 to make it on to the ballot.
Don't look now, but the momentum toward redrawing the world map just went up a couple of Machs. Brace yourselves for the secessionist vapor cone as we achieve escape velocity from the empire.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Southern Music Break

Loyal reader Christopher sent me the link to this beautiful instrumental entitled The Unclouded Day by Our Daily Bread from their "Appalachian Hymns" album.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Vote for the Confederate Battle Flag!

The Sons of Confederate Veterans have had a specialized state license plate with the Confederate battle flag for 15 years. Should Georgia still issue it since some civil rights leaders now call it offensive?

Click here for the story. Be sure to vote at the end!

The President Can Bomb a Wedding, Kill Civilians – Laws Be Damned

12 people were killed and 15 were wounded when Hellfire missiles rained down on a wedding party in Yemen. DC's bloodthirsty policy of perpetual war sows death and misery once again.

I'm waiting for Ed Sebesta, Billy Yank, and Ema Nymton to defend these latest murders. You can't defend empire without embracing imperial actions. What are you waiting for, fellas? The comments box awaits.

N.H. House Passes Bill Nullifying NDAA's Indefinite Detention

We've got serious talk about secession in New York and Texas, and spreading interest in nullification. Now New Hampshire joins the growing movement to resist DC's illegal and unconstitutional assault on the Bill of Rights:

On February 6, the New Hampshire state House of Representatives approved HB 1279, a bill that would protect citizens from being indefinitely detained by the federal government, as permitted by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

Although State Representative Tim O’Flaherty, a Democrat from Hillsborough, is the primary sponsor of the bill, it enjoys the bipartisan support of two other Democrats and two Republicans.

“Some things are so bad that people know it’s time to drop party affiliations and work together. Indefinite detention is really nothing more than kidnapping sanction by law, and the resistance to it from both parties in the state is refreshing news,” said Mike Maherry, communications director for the Tenth Amendment Center.
As the DC Empire accelerates its own demise by overstretching and overspending, look for even more action by the people of the sovereign States. Congratulations to the people of New Hampshire, and to the Tenth Amendment Center.

Thanks to loyal reader Kearney for the link!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

We've lost another Jeffersonian

Jack Perry died Sunday at the age of 83. He had a long career in the Foreign Service and spent his last years teaching at Davidson College. He and I corresponded often about the South and its war for independence. Jack admired many Confederate leaders, including Lee and Jackson, and felt a special connection to General D. H. Hill, who is buried in the Davidson College Cemetery. Jack liked to visit the general's grave and speculate on what might have been.

Here's a column Perry wrote on the Iraq War back in 2003. Too bad not enough people heeded the warnings of a man who knew the importance of history and culture, and appreciated the limitations of government intervention:

Don't be surprised if Congress gives heavy support to the war at the outset, but leaps upon the Bush team if things go wrong - that is, if surprises happen. The Founding Fathers (wiser and also smarter than present-day politicians, it seems) understood that the counterweight to a powerful presidency was not public opinion but a powerful Congress holding the purse strings. But in this television-and-terror era, Congress surrendered its war-calling prerogative when Bush first squared off against Iraq. So we can't be surprised when battle begins if Congress salutes and falls in line. At least for a time. ...

The imposing of a Pax Americana on Arab soil is a particular fear that calls forth terrorism, so it won't be surprising if a massive U.S. invasion of the Middle East calls forth fresh and cruel resistance. And since the resisters cannot fight us with air forces or navies or armies, let's not be surprised if they fight us with terror. ... And don't be surprised if Iraq under the strain of invasion tends to fall apart. Iraq is three countries at least, Kurds and Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims: Who could be surprised if imperialists of various stripes used the war to configure Iraq in new and interesting ways?

As Iraq spirals into escalating bloodshed, we can only conclude that Jack Perry was right. God bless.

How To Dismantle the American Empire

Nice sentiments, but what's proposed here will not work. You cannot reform DC.

As Madeleine "The price is worth it" Albright told Colin Powell, "What's the point of having this superb military you're always talking about if we can't use it?"

Power's no fun if you can't flex it. And DC fairly bristles with it, ensuring that it will attract those who dream of dominating others at home and abroad.

The bottom line is that as long as the DC Empire exists, in control of so many souls. so much military might, and so much treasure, that power will be exercised. The only answer is what our friends in Estonia, Latvia, Ukraine, and all the other captive nations of the Soviet Empire did. We must dismantle the monster State by State, city by city.

Quote of the day

“Massive immigration keeps being rejected whenever publics around the world are allowed to vote on it.” Steve Sailer

Which is precisely the reason we are not allowed to vote on immigration.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Tennessee League of the South meeting

Nashville
NEXT MEETING: Thursday, 20 February 2014
@ Shoney's - White Bridge Rd.
6:00pm eat together & 7-8pm meeting

Secession movement in New York

The "one-size-fits-all" ideology of the past two centuries left nothing but death and misery in its wake. With the collapse of the Soviet Union in the last years of the 20th century, that era died. Like new shoots of life emerging after a forest fire, local autonomy movements are springing up everywhere - even in places you'd least expect them. Now New York is on the verge of splitting along cultural and political lines:

When Frank Sinatra sang “New York, New York,” he may have been on to something.

A movement is afoot to split New York into two regions — upstate and downstate — to acknowledge the gaping philosophical differences and improve representation.

“I’ve lived in New York all my life, and upstate and downstate have two different philosophies of life,” said John Bergener, an Albany County resident and organizer of the two New Yorks effort. “And it seems like they’re always in conflict.”

Campaigns for “secession” or a 51st state have been on the rise since the 2012 presidential election — see California, Colorado and Maryland ...
It should be a real hoot to see the so-called champions of "democracy" pitch fits about how this popular movement should be defeated, including the use of brute force. Time for the popcorn!

"SECEDE" Billboard Goes Up In Florida

That’s the Florida State Capitol in Tallahassee in the background.

The League of the South is planting seeds like this all over the South. We don't claim to know when and how our efforts will bear fruit - Marxists claimed to know the future, and look how wrong they were - but we do know the present system is not only immoral, but unsustainable.

Know hope.

Monday, February 17, 2014

The Hunley Legacy

The Hunley was not a failure. The crew's immediate mission was to stop the Housatonic from bombarding civilians in Charleston, and in that they heroically succeeded.

In their larger mission, however, they failed. Lincoln's Revolution destroyed a voluntary union of sovereign States, and concentrated all power in Washington DC, where absolute power has been warping our national character ever since -- just as Lord Acton knew it would. Whereas the Founding Fathers relied on dispersed political and economic power to prevent the central government from becoming aggressive and tyrannical, post-Civil War Washington DC had nothing left to restrain it. Once the conservative South was corralled, DC quickly found new targets.

The same militant nationalism that forced the South to assimilate to Northeastern rule -- at a cost of 630,000 lives -- was quickly refocused on the American Indians. In 1867, General William Tecumseh Sherman said: "We must act with vindictive earnestness against the [Lakota Sioux] even to their extermination, men, women and children." Once the American Indians were conquered or exterminated, the "brothers and comrades in arms" of the now-amalgamated North and South joined the European powers in the "great game" of imperialism, forever abandoning the Founders' vision of a peaceful Republic of Republics dedicated to, in Jefferson's words, "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none."

The "vast republic" that Robert E. Lee feared would emerge with Northern victory is indeed, as he predicted, "aggressive abroad and despotic at home," spreading suffering and misery all over the world. Here is a partial list of examples:

- Spanish-American War, 1898 -- US troops grabbed Philippines, Puerto Rico, Guam, and Cuba.
- Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1902 -- 600,000 Filipinos died resisting US occupation.
- Vietnam, 1960-75 -- Two million Vietnamese killed in longest US war.
- Indonesia, 1965 -- CIA-backed overthrow of Sukarno in 1965 resulted in estimated death of one million people.
- Cambodia, 1969-75 -- US carpet bombing killed two million people.
- El Salvador, 1981-92 -- troops and air power assisted death squads, 75,000 people killed.
- Serbia -- Clinton's 'Wag the Dog' Air War in 1999 killed 6,000 Serbian troops and 2,000 civilians.
- Iraq -- US-led sanctions result in the estimated deaths of over one million civilians, from 1990 to 2003. And the Iraqi invasion and occupation has killed over 700 US troops, 5,000 Iraqi troops, and 8,000 civilians.

Lincoln's Revolution did not create "a new birth of freedom." It usurped and centralized power from the States, which was the Founding Fathers' greatest fear. As a result, the US has become the opposite of what it used to be. Where once it was a free republic that minded its own business, it is now the last holdout from the 19th and 20th centuries' age of empires. Problem is, we're now in the age of small nations and city-states, where Singapore, Hong Kong, and Switzerland are the new models for successful competition and quality of life.

The Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, both "proposition" megastates, succumbed to the yearnings of its captive peoples for self- determination and preservation of their traditional cultures, which provide the surest foundation for durable and voluntary social and political order. The same yearnings drive the Catalans, the Quebecois, and the Scots today, just as they once drove American Colonists in 1776, Texans in 1836, and Jews in 1948.

One thing that history clearly teaches is that military intervention is not an aberration of big government, it is instead big government's business plan. And overseas militarism guarantees domestic oppression. As James Madison said, "The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home." Now that we have W's US PATRIOT Act, which authorizes citizen surveillance, and Obama's NDAA, which disposes of the right to habeas corpus, we see just how right Madison was.

Just as we see how right was the Cause of the Hunley crew. God bless them.

This date in history

In 1864, the Confederate submarine Hunley, equipped with an explosive at the end of a protruding spar, rammed and sank the Union's ship Housatonic off the coast of Charleston, S.C.

In 2008, Kosovo declared independence from Serbia.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quote of the day

"The thing about being your own country is that you are your own country." Ed Sebesta

Once again, I am forced to agree with Ed Sebesta.

This day in history

In 1918, Lithuania proclaimed its independence from Russia. Occupied and forcibly annexed by the Soviet Union in WWII, Lithuania seceded again in 1990. Like most small countries today, Lithuania is free and prosperous.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Lean times for the International Civil Rights Center

The International Civil Rights Center and Museum in Greensboro, North Carolina, despite its ostentatious name and generous corporate support, can't manage to draw enough visitors to pay its bills. Naturally, it went begging for taxpayer-funded subsidies. The Greensboro City Council coughed up the loot - $750,000.

Amazingly, the museum did not sign a note for the loan, and some council members are outraged. Taxpayers should be even more outraged.

Even more amazing is that the museum expected whites to pay $10 a head for a big fat dose of guilt. Looks like Civil Rights mythology has lost its glamor.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Equality guaranteed in the Constitution, says judge

Striking down Virginia's defense of traditional marriage law, Judge Arenda Allen quoted Abraham Lincoln and the Constitution's guarantee of equality. Wait a minute! The Constitution?

A federal judge struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage today, an historic ruling with especial resonance on Valentine's Day. Except the history of the historic ruling isn't exactly up to par: Judge Arenda Wright Allen claimed the Constitution declares that "all men a created equal," which is, instead, from the Declaration of Independence.

"Our Constitution declares that 'all men' are created equal. Surely this means all of us," Judge Allen wrote on the first page of her opinion. That line opens the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence and appears nowhere in the Constitution.
Don't look now, but same-sex "marriage" is coming to the South, and the will of the people be damned. It doesn't matter that it's justified with loopy logic, erroneous citations, or outright fraud. It's coming.

The SPLC needs you!

The Southern Poverty Law Center says it needs our help:

Hatewatch wants to hear from you. Do you have a tip about hate and extremism or a news story you think we should see? You can send it to us here: hatewatch at splcenter.org.
Hate? Extremism? Okay. I got your hate right here:

Mob of teens attack man in downtown Cleveland

The incident went down at 6th and Euclid, and the crowd scattered when cops showed up.

Robinson told 19 Action News, "What they were saying was, 'Knock that boy out!' 'White boy.' 'Cracker.' They were saying, 'Knock that white boy out.'"

And here's a writer defending and advocating communism:

Why you’re wrong about communism: 7 huge misconceptions about it

I'm sure the SPLC will publish these stories with blistering condemnations. Any time now.

Here's another reason to dump Facebook

Not only is Facebook a huge waste of time, as well as a tool for busy-body police, it's also making the revolting Mark Zuckerberg even richer, giving him more millions he can donate to the Open Borders lobby.

But if those aren't enough reasons to wash your hands of this online pestilence, here's another:

You don't have to be strictly a man or a woman on Facebook anymore.

In a nod to the "it's complicated" sexual identities of many of its users, the social network on Thursday added a third "custom" gender option for people's profiles. In addition to Male or Female, Facebook now lets U.S. users choose among some 50 additional options such as "transgender," "cisgender," "gender fluid," "intersex" and "neither."
Now you know what you're supporting when you use Facebook.

London threatens Scotland on secession vote

My, but someone's getting nervous. Looks like London realizes this effort to win back independence for Scotland is for real, and is resorting to scare tactics. But Alex Salmond, the head of the Scottish National Party, pushes back:

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond had said that the new country would retain the pound as its currency and take on a portion of the U.K.’s debt. Britain’s message today [Thursday]: Not so fast.

“If Scotland walks away from the U.K., it walks away from the pound,” said Chancellor George Osborne. ...

Salmond, Scotland’s first minister, supports independence, and he reacted angrily to Osborne’s remarks, calling them “bluff, bluster and posturing.” And, he said, if there was no deal on the pound, there won’t be a deal on the U.K.’s $2.67 trillion debt, either.
Well said, Mr. Salmond! We need leaders like that.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Quote of the day

"Democrats haven't won the hearts and minds of the American people. They changed the people. If you pour vinegar into a bottle of wine, the wine didn't turn, you poured vinegar into it. Similarly, liberals changed no minds. They added millions of new liberal voters through immigration." Ann Coulter

Western Marylanders push to secede

Fed up with the heavy-handed single-party rule of the Democrats, and disgusted with having to subsidize crime-infested Baltimore, residents of western Maryland have begun agitating to secede from Maryland:

A push by frustrated western Maryland residents to part ways with their state is gaining momentum as the initiative turns to social media to get its message out.

Residents in Garrett, Allegany, Washington, Frederick and Carroll County, for months have been pushing an initiative to secede from the state and form a new one, called Western Maryland. Among the biggest problems the group has with Maryland are new gun restrictions, tax increases and what they call unfair district lines the group claims unfairly favor Democrats.
This is the shape of things to come. Know hope.

The History of Political Correctness

Ever wonder why leftists promote homosexuality? What's sex got to do with "The Revolution"?

Plenty, it turns out. This short introduction to the hateful ideology of Political Correctness and Cultural Marxism provides an eye-opening look at the forces lined up against liberty and traditional culture. It features the great William Lind, the best military writer today.

via The Americanist

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Fremont voters approve ban on rentals to illegal aliens

And they renewed the ban with 60% in favor. Are Americans re-discovering their spines?

Once again, we see the fight being waged at the State and local level. Forget national elections.

Kentucky ban on gay marriages from other states struck down by federal judge

Social reengineering through judicial activism just got another boost. Once again, one of DC's minions has overruled the people of the States by imposing same-sex "marriage" in Kentucky.

Can anyone tell me where in the Constitution the States empower the federal government to define marriage? No? That's because the definition of "constitutional" has been changed.

This should be a good wake-up call to those who thought Cultural Marxism was confined to the Northeast and the Left Coast.

For those uber-patriots out there who say the pledge, let this remind you what you're pledging allegiance to.

British Scared that Scotland will Secede

Oh, my - the British are frightened by the prospect of Scottish self-determination:

The British are now scared that Scotland will leave the United Kingdom. Prime Minister David Cameron said that a vote for an independent Scotland will undermine the United Kingdom’s standing in the world.

Reuters reported that the United Kingdom, composed of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, faces one of the toughest independence movements in recent memory.

Cameron’s Conservative Party only holds one of fifty-nine seats in Scotland. Among Cameron’s remarks, he said, “If we lost Scotland, if the UK changed, we would rip the rug from under our own reputation. The plain fact is we matter more in the world together.”
Why, without the Scots, who will bear the brunt of fighting in DC's and London's wars? Just imagine if there had been no "Coalition of the Willing" to wage the Iraq War! Yes, a most frightening idea.

Is that constitutional?

Once upon a time, the meaning of the term "constitutional" was understood as "what powers the federal government is given." But thanks largely to the legacy of the president whose birthday it is today, that term now means "what subjects of the United States are permitted to do."

Think I'm wrong? Check out this story on yet another DC power grab:

A federal appeals court on Tuesday ruled that North Carolina’s attempt to offer a “Choose Life” license plate and not provide an abortion-rights alternative was unconstitutional.

The ruling is the third time one of the Republican-led General Assembly’s abortion laws has been struck down over the past three years.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit ruled in a 3-0 opinion written by Judge James Wynn of North Carolina.

“Chief amongst the evils the First Amendment prohibits are government ‘restrictions distinguishing among different speakers, allowing speech by some but not others,’” Wynn wrote.
Now there are certain extremists (me, for example) who think the First Amendment, like all the Bill of Rights, defined clear limitations to federal power. Those dangerous extremists would argue the sovereign State of North Carolina not only has the final say on what it puts on the license tags it issues, but would go on to say that North Carolina can adopt any slogan it wants, no matter who in DC disapproves. These days, however, all reasonable and moderate people know the Constitution makes DC sovereign. So it's only natural that DC tells the people of the States what they can and cannot do.

Meanwhile, in Massachusetts, a private Catholic school is being sued by a cafeteria worker claiming he should be allowed to work at that school despite his homosexuality. He's in a "same-sex marriage," and the school, which upholds traditional Catholic values, does not want to be seen as endorsing that man's lifestyle.

But as NPR reporter Tovia Smith observes in her story, "Ultimately the question of how much leeway religious organizations have in hiring will be answered by the Supreme Court."

Get that? We must look to the federal government to learn "how much leeway" will be permitted.

Notice that the political doctrine being enforced here is that DC views "rights" as belonging to the individual, not to the States or religious institutions.

So when libertarians claim their ideology is the best weapon in resisting an authoritarian federal government, ask how that is possible when they hold the same central belief that justifies that government's endless expansion into our lives.

Foreign Aid?

It's not just a waste of taxpayers' dollars, argues Peter Gemma, but entirely nonsensical. Here's just one eye-opening example:

The economy of Mexico is the 13th largest in the world and the 11th in buying power. British economist Jim O’Neill, former head of asset management for Goldman Sachs, said recently that, “Mexico has a unique opportunity to steal the thunder of no less a giant than China.” Remember Ross Perot’s warning about that giant sucking sound of jobs going south of the border because of the North America Free Trade Agreement? It’s turned out to be a whirlpool. According to 2013 Census Bureau data, the U.S. had a trade surplus with Mexico of $1.6 billion in 1993, but that has plunged full speed to a trade deficit of $50.1 billion last year. Yet the amount of foreign aid that the U.S. gave to Mexico during 2012 was $317 million.
Why is DC borrowing trillions for programs like this? It's time for us to start asking taboo questions of our "representatives."

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Latino crime ring descends on Charlotte

Ah, the endless dividends of diversity. Opening the gates and calling out "Y'all come!" to the world has allowed all sorts of interesting characters into the country, including a nationwide theft ring from South America that targets suburban whites:

A multistate theft ring is targeting customers at Whole Foods markets and Panera Bread cafes, stealing wallets and credit cards from distracted shoppers, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.

According to a search warrant filed in the case, members of a South American ring quickly spend thousands of dollars with the stolen credit cards. The thieves often buy gift cards, which are difficult to trace and have become popular currency in hiding thefts of this type. ...

A year ago, police in Boulder, Colo., reported a similar wallet theft at that city’s Whole Foods. The victim was shopping when she said her cart was rammed by one being pushed by a Latino male. In the resulting commotion, she didn’t realize her wallet had been taken, according to police reports.
Can't you just see the white liberal apologizing when her cart is rammed by a Latino? There she is, getting a fix of organic food, feeling all Earth-y and noble, and suddenly she's smacked by an authentic peasant she can feel sorry for. But while savoring that rush of self-sacrificing altruism, she's being ripped off. Almost poetic, isn't it?

Monday, February 10, 2014

Maryland Lawmakers Push to Cut Water, Electricity to Spy Agency Headquarters

Lawmakers in Maryland are thinking outside the box:

The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way.

Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts.

The bill would deprive NSA facilities water and electricity carried over public utilities, ban the use of NSA-derived evidence in state courts and prevent state universities from partnering with the NSA on research. ...

The proposal is the latest in a series of state bills aiming to cut off the NSA one jurisdiction at a time for allegedly ignoring the Fourth Amendment with its dragnet collection of phone and Internet records.
Too bad Maryland didn't secede when it had the chance. That might've tipped the scales just enough to have prevented the federal monster from growing into Leviathan.

Nigeria Tries to ‘Sanitize’ Itself

Armed with a strict new law, Nigerians are aggressively seeking out and punishing homosexuals. Check out the Nigerian version of leniency:

The young man cried out as he was being whipped on the courtroom bench. The bailiff’s leather whip struck him 20 times, and when it was over, the man’s side and back were covered with bruises.

Still, the large crowd outside was disappointed, the judge recalled: The penalty for gay sex under local Islamic law is death by stoning.

“He is supposed to be killed,” the judge, Nuhu Idris Mohammed, said, praising his own leniency on judgment day last month at the Shariah court here. The bailiff demonstrated the technique he used: whip at shoulder level, then forcefully down.
Question: If someone condemns these acts, which have the overwhelming support of the Nigerian people, is that person an Islamaphobe, or just prejudiced against Africans?

Oh, and here's another question: Do Open Borders supporters secretly want to import these attitudes? They must.

Sebesta to churches: Ban the SCV and UDC

Ed Sebesta's obsession with all things Southern has taken an even weirder turn. Now he's warning churches not to allow the Sons of Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy to use church property. Here's Sebesta's letter to the rector of St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia:

In the summer of 2013 I had a successful campaign getting corporations to stop supporting the SCV as reported in a Black Commentator article which is available online ... It took eight days for this campaign to succeed. I regret to say that so far the temples of Mammon were much more willing to give up neo-Confederacy than the churches of Christ.
Yes, churches had better pay attention to what atheists think about them.

So what's the problem with the SCV and UDC? You guessed it - they're "racist," and are plotting to use churches to spread their eeeeevil ideas. Sebesta acknowledges that SCV and UDC members don't look "racist" - at least, not to the untrained eye:

The presentation of racist groups in sensational media reports are of largely marginal individuals who we will socially never run into, who have belligerent attitudes and behaviors, use racial slurs, have poor middle class decorum, and who perhaps wear funny clothes.
Sebesta then attempts to convince the rector of St. Paul's that even though members of the SCV and UDC do not wear funny clothes, they are nevertheless Racist Vampires that will infect the good rector and his church:

However, if we realize that racist attitudes and practice need not be confined to belligerent individuals shouting racial slurs or confined to physical assaults, we should not be so self-assured ourselves and have to examine a much wider range of practices and consider if we are involved. Suddenly it can be people that we know and who socially circulate in the circles we circulate or it can be us circulating in those circles.
That last sentence is so breathtakingly muddled and dizzying that it could only have been written by Ed Sebesta. (He is, after all, the creator of this migraine-inducing monstrosity.) If reading white text on the black background of Sebesta's web site doesn't induce vertigo, that sentence will. I gasped in pain when I first read it, and I'm a hardened veteran of Sebestaspeak. So if you click on the link, better have some Dramamine handy.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Victory in Switzerland!

The Swiss were allowed to vote on what the victorious Swiss People's Party denounced as "massive immigration." The vote was close, but the results are encouraging:

Switzerland has voted 50.3 percent in favor of limiting annual migration from the EU, thus ending the policy of free movement within the bloc that was established in 2002.

Swiss voters narrowly decided that immigration quotas would be reintroduced, thereby overturning the free movement policy introduced in the European Union 12 years ago. Early results showed the country to be very divided in opinion over the 'Stop mass immigration’ initiative.

‘Stop mass immigration’ was introduced by the nationalist Swiss People's Party (SVP). Its goal is to introduce annual quotas on the number of foreign workers entering the country. The result will likely vex multinational companies based there; Roche, Novartis, UBS, and other industry giants frequently utilize foreign labor.
So - when do WE get our vote?

Tell Russell Moore to stop pushing for amnesty and start representing Southern Baptists

Don't like Cultural Marxists posing as Christians? Join the Twitter campaign here!

This day in history

In 1861, Jefferson Davis was chosen as the president of the Confederate States of America.

In 1991, Lithuanians voted overwhelmingly for independence from the Soviet Union.

One government launched the bloodiest war of the century to stop peaceful secession. The other respected the will of the people. Makes you wonder which was the "democracy" and which was the dictatorship.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Libertarianism: Once more unto the breach

Frequent commenter Cleophus posted this comment in response to my post announcing a permanent Rebellion link to a libertarian web site:

"It's nice to see that you are coming closer and closer to our way of thinking, 'Ole Reb! One day soon you'll wake up and realize that you're a conservative Libertarian! Come on in, the water's fine!"

Sorry, Cleophus. Ain't happening.

Libertarians are too far out there for me. Even in the post you responded to, I noted, "Not sure what their stance is on immigration and border security, but I've long advocated that like-minded activists can work together for shared goals despite differences."

And libertarians are pro-open borders. They believe that society does not exist, and that only the autonomous individual has a legitimate claim to rights. I've dealt with that claim before and see no need to do it again.

I will add this: Libertarianism is self-contradictory. There's a cartoon floating around on the web that shows a man contemplating the globe. The caption reads: "Libertarians: Diligently plotting to take over the world and leave you alone."

Yes, that's a problem. As the method actor objected, "What's my motivation?" The motivation Libertarians claim is self-defeating. Marxists and imperialists are driven by naked power. Nationalists, on the other hand, seek to preserve their own kind. And despite the Marxists' shrill assertions, they have not an ounce of science or history on their side. We nationalists have Sociobiology as well as the historical record on our side. I'll put those against airy theories any day.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Biden: LaGuardia like a 'third world country'

Can you imagine the howls of outrage we'd be hearing if a conservative (or even just a Republican) said this?

There'd be an endless parade of newly minted Americans from Third-World countries posing before the TV cameras, voices shaking and lips quivering in total outrage.

Demonstration against Marco Rubio & Southern demographic displacement

From the Southern Nationalist Network:

The League of the South announces a demonstration against US Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and his support for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants. Senator Rubio has stated ‘I believe in immigrants’ and supports a system in which ‘the best person should get the job.’ The Senator has not made it clear what he means by ‘best person,’ though from his voting record and previously stated support for Third World immigration it appears that he is referring to the cheapest workers available from around the globe – no matter if this displaces local, historic populations and cultures and causes people at home to lose jobs. Rubio’s support for displacing Floridians and Southerners in general has been unpopular with his constituents. The people of Florida and the South deserve better. They deserve someone who will speak for them and fight for their interests.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Obama unilaterally changes law to allow immigrants with ‘limited’ terror contact into US

Obama just opened the gate a little more. From the Daily Caller:

The Obama administration has issued new exemptions to a law that bars certain asylum-seekers and refugees who provided “limited material support” to terrorists who are believed to pose no threat from the U.S.

The Department of Homeland Security and the State Department published the new exemptions Wednesday in the Federal Register to narrow a ban in the Immigration and Nationality Act excluding refugees and asylum seekers who had provided limited material support, no matter how minor, to terrorists.
Under this rule, Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev would've been allowed in. Hey, they were only involved in ONE little terror incident.

Quote of the day

"The quote on the Statue of Liberty doesn't say, 'Give me your English-speaking only, Christian-believing, heterosexual masses.' ... America was built on diversity." Brenda Wood, Atlanta news anchor

Zuckerberg vs. American workers

The SPLC has found another oppressed minority it can champion: the billionaire open borders lobbyist.

Mark Zuckerberg, who has a boundless appetite for cheap technoserfs, has put his fortune to work lobbying politicians to pass "immigration reform" that would legalize even more H-1B workers. To demonize opposition to his agenda, Zuckergberg circulated some of the SPLC's musty hit pieces against the Federation for American Immigration Reform. FAIR responded with a Daily Caller article outlining the economic repercussions for American workers if Congress gives Zuckerberg what he wants.

The SPLC has come to Zuckerberg's rescue, claiming that FAIR's argument about American workers losing their jobs is only a cover. FAIR, says the SPLC, is one of "a trio of groups created by the racist architect of the modern nativist movement, John Tanton, a Michigan-based ophthalmologist who argued that the preservation of American culture requires “a European-American majority.”

Guess that settles that. Because we all know that calling a person "racist" invalidates their arguments.

Audit finds asylum system rife with fraud; approval laws broken with surge of immigrants

Surprise, surprise - the Obama regime is making it easier for asylum seekers to enter the country:

At least 70 percent of asylum applications showed signs of fraud, according to a secret 2009 internal government audit that found many of those cases had been approved anyway.

The 2009 fraud assessment, obtained by the House Judiciary Committee and reviewed by The Washington Times, suggests a system open to abuse and exploitation at a time when the number of people applying for asylum in the U.S. has skyrocketed, particularly along the southwestern border.
The central government is based on fraud and force, so it's little wonder that fraud permeates its operations. DC's agenda of replacing its traditional population includes scuttling the rule of law. It must - the rule of law is another one of those Western traditions that's got to go.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

The inevitable collapse of multiculturalism

Look, if a bunch of leftists can't appease Third-World activists, no one can, as this mini-riot among Minnesota Democrats proves:

Party caucuses are going on tonight in precincts across Minnesota. Caucuses are an old-fashioned civic tradition, more noted for boredom and long nights than anything else, but tonight there was some excitement at a DFL [Democrat-Farmer-Labor] caucus in Minneapolis. A fight broke out:

A very tense night at a caucus site in Minneapolis where DFLer Mohamud Noor is challenging longtime DFL state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. The heat in one Minneapolis location resulted in police being called out. With 300 people at the Byan [sic] Coyle Center, a fight broke out and people rushed the stage. After the melee, the Minneapolis police shut down the caucus.
Napoleon and his blood-soaked reign followed the world's first leftist movement. Communists saw themselves as the heirs of the French Revolution, and their initial success led to the bankruptcy and breakup of the once-mighty Soviet Empire.

Leftists always self-destruct. With the blinders of ideology firmly strapped to their pointy heads, they have no frame of reference other than their airy theories about how people OUGHT to behave. When reality makes its unavoidable return, something's gonna hit the fan, and hard.

States Seek to Block Illegal Federal Surveillance

DC has become a cesspool of corruption and tyranny. Worse, despite all the breezy assurances that it's ultimately under the control of the people through the electoral process, it continues to press its own, self-serving agenda. No wonder 63% of all Americans say DC rules WITHOUT the consent of the people.

What can be done? The people are resorting to their State governments to stop an out-of-control central government. From CBN News:

State lawmakers are sending a message to the federal government and local law enforcement: stop spying on private citizens.

At least 14 states across the country are taking steps to prevent government surveillance of ordinary people.

They're angry the National Security Agency has been tracking Americans' digital activities, and that the federal government hasn't done much to stop it since the program was exposed in May of 2013.

Lawmakers in several states are now taking action to protect citizens' privacy.
DC has ignored the Constitution and Bill of Rights for too long. Since it won't remain within the boundaries granted it within that Constitution, it's up to the people of the sovereign States. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison would be proud.

American Jihadists in Syria a Threat to Attack US

The Syrian Civil War has sickened us with continuing reports of terror attacks, mass brutality, and torture. Now there's the real threat of these atrocities duplicating themselves in our own backyards:

US intelligence officials today expressed concern about the growing threat of al-Qaeda groups inside Syria using the nation as a “launching pad” for attacks on the United States and elsewhere.

The particular concern is Americans who have gone to Syria to join al-Qaeda or other jihadist factions. Officials say “at least 50” Americans are on the ground in Syria among those groups.

Americans with US passports are a particular problem because they could return to the US seemingly act like nothing is wrong, but have established contacts with al-Qaeda leaders through years of operations in Syria.
Of course, if we halted Muslim immigration, there'd be no problem. But DC's policy of "invite the world/invade the world" makes that impossible.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

21% Think Federal Government Has Consent of the Governed

The central fact that was firmly and undeniably established at Appomattox is that the central government does not have or need the consent of the governed. The latest Rasmussen poll confirms that:

Just 21% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government today has the consent of the governed, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey.

That's up four points from the all-time low of 17% last reached in August but is generally in keeping with regular surveying for the past four years. Sixty-three percent (63%) do not believe the federal government has the consent of the governed today, Sixteen percent (16%) are not sure.
63% is a solid majority. This should knock the wind out of the sails of those spoon-fed sheep who claim this is a democracy.

Hope 'n Change

In America, we are free to vote for our betrayers.

From Western Rifle Shooters

This day in history

In 1861, delegates from six Southern states met at Montgomery, Alabama, to form the Confederate States of America.

In 1948, Sri Lanka gained independence from the United Kingdom.

In 2003, the country of Yugoslavia disappeared, to be replaced by the loose federation of Serbia and Montenegro. This followed the breakup of the USSR. Other independence movements soon followed.

The Confederate States of America had the right idea, just a century or so too soon.

Monday, February 3, 2014

De Blasio Drops Staten Island Chuck Before Announcing More Weeks of Winter

This is good for a laugh. See if you can tell which is the slippery leftist rodent and which is a groundhog:

The Zero Aggression Project

From the good folks behind Downsize DC comes this worthwhile effort. From their introduction:

The new website for the Zero Aggression Project is now online and ready for you to use!

It's a big website, so we're going to show it to you a piece at a time. You can start by reviewing our heuristics page.

Below are the links to the first three heuristics. Each one is extremely short. Once you're on the page you can read as many or as few heuristics as you want.

We'll continue to feature new heuristics in the Chronicle over the next couple of weeks, until we've gone through all of them.

After that we'll take you on a tour through the other parts of the site. We hope you like what you see.
Not sure what their stance is on immigration and border security, but I've long advocated that like-minded activists can work together for shared goals despite differences.

Quote of the day

"Anti-white is a code word for pro-American." Business Insider commenter Vall

Bill Kristol joins ABC News

Amazing. Here's a pundit who's not only pushing an agenda, but has been wrong - disastrously wrong - about everything. Aggressive ignorance pays off once again.