Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Are you a 'troublemaker'?

Then the Supreme Court says you have no rights:

A decision from the U.S. Supreme Court means the federal government now has an open door to “detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker,” critics of the high court’s ruling said.

The high court by its own order this week refused to review an appellate-level decision that says the president and U.S. military can arrest and indefinitely detain individuals.

Officials with William J. Olson, P.C., a firm that filed an amicus brief asking the court to step in, noted that not a single justice dissented from the denial of certiorari.
In other words, Barack Obama, in his capacity as Commander-in-Chief of Imperial Forces, can order his military to indefinitely detain any American on his say-so. If he or the Attorney General - and who in his right mind would trust either man? - says a person is "connected" with terrorism, then the deal is done. That person is tossed UNDER the prison.

As frightening as this news is, there's a silver lining. It reveals a regime that's tottering, and knows it.

Tick, tock ...

Thanks to Jeff for the link!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

NBA Says Donald Sterling Banned for Life, Fined $2.5M

Now let me get this straight: The most gruesome, evil, and despicable racist in the whole country is a Jewish man who was dating a Mexican Black and about to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP. Wow. I wonder how the SPLC will handle this.

Only in America.

Young People Have 'Historically Low' Levels Of Trust In Government

Business Insider brings this hopeful glimpse of what the future holds:

A new poll surveying young Americans' political attitudes released by Harvard University's Institute of Politics Tuesday found millennials have less trust in government than ever before.

Harvard's poll showed millennials, which the pollsters defined as peopled aged 18 to 29, have lost trust in a variety of different major public institutions including the President, the military, Congress, the Supreme Court, and the federal government as a whole. Of all the institutions tracked by the poll, the President and the military lost the most trust among young Americans with a seven point drop. Overall, the pollsters said the level of trust millennials have in "most American institutions tested in our survey" had dropped below even "last year’s historically low numbers."
The article describes young people's loss of trust in the federal government as nothing less than "dramatic." And well it should be. What else could one conclude about a regime that spies on its subjects, claims the right to indefinitely imprison them, and intervenes needlessly (and disastrously) at home and abroad?

Fortunately there is a remedy:

What every Southerner should know about W. J. Cash

Gail Jarvis explains why the NAACP just loves The Mind of the South.

The end of the DC Empire

David Brooks (yes, David Brooks!) admits DC's vast and tenuous web of global hegemony is quickly coming apart. Not only is DC's power over-extended, it has placed bets on the wrong horses too many times. Formidable challengers are stepping up to oppose DC's moves on the world stage, and there's little the former Masters of the Universe can do. The bottom line is that the American Century is over:

China, Russia and Iran have different values, but all oppose this system of liberal pluralism. The U.S. faces a death by a thousand cuts dilemma. No individual problem is worth devoting giant resources to. It’s not worth it to spend huge amounts of treasure to establish stability in Syria or defend a Western-oriented Ukraine. But, collectively, all the little problems can undermine the modern system. No individual ailment is worth the expense of treating it, but, collectively, they can kill you.
One of the powerful trends changing the world map is the resurgence of nationalism. While Israel reinforces its borders by clamping down on African immigration, and Europeans flock to nationalist parties, the U.S. is racing full speed down the multicultural road. What the ruling elite in this country doesn't quite grasp is that its ruling ideology is undermining its power. The mythology of the DC Empire as the multicultural liberator of the world cannot compete with loyalty to one's own people. As David Brooks acknowledges, "People will die for Mother Russia or Allah. But it is harder to get people to die for a set of pluralistic procedures to protect faraway places."

Yes, it feels strange to agree with David Brooks on anything. But if I can agree with Ed Sebesta about the rise of secessionism, agreeing with Brooks is easy.

Monday, April 28, 2014

Remember: Let your enemy make all the rules

What a story...

Donald Sterling is the most eeevil man in the world because, in what he thought was a private conversation with his Black/Mexican trophy wife, he made statements revealing he did not want her bringing black people to basketball games.

Yes, on the Hate-o-Meter, this is bigger than the Holocaust and slavery combined.

But the truly pathetic thing about this story is how Republicans took that ball and ran with it while screaming that the latest "most evil man in the world" was another racist Democrat. In the Bizarro world of the Republican Party, Republicans are the true inheritors of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy of color blindness. Not only that, but - and they're especially proud of this - Republicans are Israel's best buddies, defending that country no matter what it does. As EVERYONE KNOWS, criticizing Israel's policies is just a cover for anti-Semitism. Plus, defending Israel's interests is what defines real conservatism. Really.

So once again, Republicans have endorsed leftist ideology. "Racism" is a leftist concept. Its core idea is that anything that impedes the leftist agenda is evil and irrational. But the word can be quickly modified to include racial hatred, or arguing that there are differences among the races, or that race even exists. By using the word, Republicans have implicitly agreed that it is not just wrong, but evil to hold views that can be considered "racist." And never forget that it is leftists who get to define whether an idea, policy, group, or individual is "racist."

This latest absurdity is amplified by revelations that Sterling was due to receive a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP, and that he is actually a registered Republican. Oops. Proving once again that lunacy can only lead to more lunacy.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

As Iraq violence grows, USA sends more intel officers

Iraq - the "liberation" that will never end:

The United States is quietly expanding the number of intelligence officers in Iraq and holding urgent meetings in Washington and Baghdad to find ways to counter growing violence by Islamic militants, U.S. government sources said.

A high-level Pentagon team is now in Iraq to assess possible assistance for Iraqi forces in their fight against radical jihadists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a group reconstituted from an earlier incarnation of al Qaeda, said two current government officials and one former U.S. official familiar with the matter.
Maybe President Hillary Clinton will send troops back in - after all, she supported the first liberation of Iraq.

Why secessionist movements make sense

Greater prosperity, more freedom, and less chance of war - what's not to love about small government? The dirty secret is that overgrown, wasteful bureaucracies need big government. But as we're witnessing today, sooner or later, big government implodes. From Nomad Capitalist:

The cold, hard truth is that smaller governments have better track records of managing their finances, as well. Critics will say that tiny countries in Central America or Africa have had issues with high interest rates and sovereign debt. However, Singapore is running budget surpluses. The countries mired in red ink are the big, imperialist powers.

Singapore, Switzerland, and others of their ilk have better things to do.

That’s why secession is a key stepping stone in the future of self-determination and sovereignty.
The world map will continue to change, no matter how often the powers that be and their sock-puppets denounce independence movements as "racist," "extremist," or whatever magic incantations they think will scare people away.

Tick, tock ...

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Social consequences

What's a socially conscious metrosexual to do? Eating fruits means you're exploiting migrant workers, and eating animals is "practically slavery." So let's sit in a dark room and wait till we die.

That's the only politically correct option!

This day in history

In 1607, colonists land at Cape Henry, Va., They would found Jamestown the next month. This was the birth of the Southern folkway.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Why pick on the South?

Anytime there's yet another alarming report on race, the focus is always on purported villainy from Southern Whites. But the truth is that the North has more racial problems than the South. The worst race riots of the 1960s flared up in Northern cities. And things haven't really changed much since then. From The Unz Review:

My question though is simple: why the focus on the South when the highest indices of segregation of this sort is in the North? ...

The South has a particular history with race, and that is an important history. But the continuous focus on this region of the country is I think driven in part by the reality that the cultural elites, often white progressives, are not keen on shining a light on the segregation which they themselves have passively accepted in their own lives.

In fact the worst segregation of blacks and whites is in major urban areas of the Great Lakes. According to the Census the most segregated cities are Detroit, Milwaukie, New York, Newark, and Chicago. But for some reason there are fewer exposes on how upper middle class, usually white, couples in major “Blue America” urban areas flee racially diverse public schools for the suburbs or private schools.
As the author says, part of the perception is the result of more scrutiny of the South by the cultural elites. I'd add that the Northeast has controlled mass communication for some time, and has used that near-monopoly to steer outrage in our direction.

That's why the Internet is so revolutionary - it has decentralized news and information, allowing people access to unfiltered, uncensored stories.

Consent of the governed?

What a joke. Just consider these polling stats from Rasmussen:

Two-out-of-three voters (67%) view the federal government today as a special interest group that looks out primarily for its own interests.

54% consider the federal government today a threat to individual liberty rather than a protector.

Thirty-seven percent (37%) of Likely U.S. Voters now fear the federal government.

Only 19% now trust the federal government to do the right thing most or nearly all the time, down from 24% in June of last year. Eighty percent (80%) disagree.

Suspect in USS Cole bombing was tortured

USA! USA!

Your tax dollars at work:

The Saudi prisoner awaiting a death-penalty trial for the USS Cole bombing was tortured physically, mentally and sexually, an expert in treating torture victims testified Thursday at the war court.

Dr. Sondra Crosby offered the diagnosis in open court during carefully choreographed testimony that never once mentioned that Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, 49, got to Guantanamo after four years of CIA captivity, during which he was interrogated with waterboarding and threats to his mother and was threatened with a revving power drill. ...

"He suffers from chronic pain. He suffers from anal-rectal complaints," she said. He also has "difficulty defecating, hemorrhoids, pain in sitting for a long time," which she said are typical of "survivors of sexual assault."

Al-Nashiri has scars on his wrists, legs, ankles "consistent with the allegations and history that he gave me," she said.

Quote of the day

"You can drive out Nature with a pitchfork, but she keeps on coming back." Horace

Something for the communists, multicults, and same-sex marriage advocates to chew on.

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Why I will never join the NRA

This self-described "civil rights organization" is agitating for a national gun law that will trump all State laws. The NRA thinks that would be a good thing.

Such a law would not only support the idea that the federal government has the power to regulate firearms, but, despite the clear language of the Bill of Rights, submits to the notion that whatever laws DC enacts supersedes State laws.

No good can come of this. The more power that is centralized in DC, the more abusive DC will become of our rights, property, and lives.

Southern Whites’ Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats

We Southerners have been saying for some time that we're culturally and politically distinct from our Yankee neighbors. Empire worshippers from both the left and right have retorted that we're doomed to assimilation, and might as well surrender. But that didn't happen. Here's Nate Cohn of the New York Times agreeing with (but not liking!) our conclusions:

From the high plains of West Texas to the Atlantic Coast of Georgia, white voters opposed Mr. Obama’s re-election in overwhelming numbers. In many counties 90 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney, nearly the reversal of the margin by which black voters supported Mr. Obama.

While white Southerners have been voting Republican for decades, the hugeness of the gap was new. Mr. Obama often lost more than 40 percent of Al Gore’s support among white voters south of the historically significant line of the Missouri Compromise. Two centuries later, Southern politics are deeply polarized along racial lines. It is no exaggeration to suggest that in these states the Democrats have become the party of African Americans and that the Republicans are the party of whites. ...

But the South remains culturally distinct. It’s the nation’s most religious and evangelical region. And the so-called culture wars have polarized American politics along religious lines, often pitting the South against the rest of the country.

Despite the South’s continued economic and population growth, there’s not much sign that the gap between the South and the rest of the country is poised to narrow. Young voters have moved the rest of the country abruptly to the left on issues like gay marriage and immigration, but young Southern whites are just as conservative as their parents and grandparents. If they remain so, the gap between the South and the rest of the country could grow further.
No argument so far. In fact, we'd like to take this fact of political life to the next level. Just as folks in Scotland, Catalonia, Venice, Crimea, and Flanders are calling for self-government, we have the right to do the same.

Who could argue with that?

Warning: Hypocrisy Ahead

Leftists are so funny. They say they believe in majority rule and work themselves into a total tizzy about anything they see as a threat to the sacred right to vote. They spew venom at the repressive, reactionary, and just plain mean proposal of requiring voters to present a photo ID. Why, minorities can't be expected to present a photo ID before voting because - well, just BECAUSE! That would be VOTER SUPPRESSION!

Yet, leftists have no problem in voter suppression when voters make the wrong choice on same-sex "marriage" or enforcing immigration laws. When some federal judge overturns majority-passed laws that protect traditional marriage or seek to protect the borders that DC wants to be porous, that's just okey-dokey.

Check out this article from the foul-mouthed and snooty Wonkette. According to Wonkette, the recent Supreme Court decision supporting the State of Michigan's right to outlaw racial quotas in college admissions is nothing more than an endorsement of "mob rule" and (gasp!) democracy. The above cartoon is from the Wonkette article. It's something you'd expect from an article on Hans-Hermann Hoppe or de Maistre, not from the "champions of the people" on the left. What hypocrites!

This day in history

In 1916, the Easter Rebellion began in Dublin, Ireland. Although unsuccessful, the uprising was an important symbolic event leading to the establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

W. B. Yeats expressed his awe toward the Irish patriots who died in the Easter Rebellion with these stirring lines from "Easter 1916":

We know their dream; enough
To know they dreamed and are dead.
And what if excess of love
Bewildered them till they died?
I write it out in a verse --
MacDonagh and MacBride
And Connolly and Pearse
Now and in time to be,
Wherever green is worn,
Are changed, changed utterly:
A terrible beauty is born.

Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter: Triple Murderer Who Fooled Hollywood

You can believe Hollywood and Bob Dylan, or you can believe the dying victim who identified Rubin Carter as her murderer. And there's more to the actual story about "Hurricane" Carter.

Brave New World Alert

Are you ready for "thouples"? Well, you better be, because that's the cutting edge of the never-ending Civil Rights Revolution. In Massachusetts - NATURALLY, Massachusetts - three women claim they're married. Who are we to say they aren't? And the news gets even better! Apparently by the process of spontaneous regeneration, one of them is pregnant:

THREE married lesbians, who say they are the only ‘throuple’ in the world, are expecting their first child together.

Doll and Brynn Young, from Massachusetts in the US, were dating for 2.5 years when they decided to spice up their relationship with an additional partner.

They met Kitten, 27, through a threesome’s website and the trio got along so well they all married each other last year.

Massachusetts was the first US state to legalise same-sex marriage, although it doesn’t allow polygamy. While their marriage isn’t officially recognised, the ‘throuple’ say their relationship is the real deal.
If society cannot restrict marriage to one man and one woman, on what basis can marriage be restricted to two people? Or to two homo sapiens?

And who knows what new, even more bizarre assaults the Cultural Marxists have planned for traditional society? Stay tuned.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Quote of the day

“I am about ready to go to the Red River and raise a ‘Come and Take It’ flag to tell the feds to stay out of Texas.” - Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott

Stand down, Senator McCain!

Ron Maxwell, the director of Gods and Generals and Copperhead, points out that Putin is not Hitler, and that the redrawing of boundaries in eastern Europe is not our business:

We as Americans should think twice before we say or do anything to provoke one side or the other towards civil war. When I hear John McCain and others loudly calling for our government to send arms to Ukraine, to my ears it sounds like advice from Hell.

This may be seen by some as an echo of Neville. But this is not 1938. Putin, for all his brash bellicosity is not Hitler and Russia is not Nazi Germany. If we allow ourselves to be persuaded by the skewered logic that excites us to war, it’s not only the people of the immediate region who will suffer the consequences, but potentially our own sons and daughters.
Read the rest at the American Conservative.

'Obama Not Welcome': Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit

Looks like some people don't like Yankee occupation. Check out these images of the seething anger driving Filipinos into the streets to protest Obama:

Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

Some of the protesters carried paper U.S. flags with the message: "Obama not welcome."
What ingrates! After all the US has done for Filipinos...

Could Hispanic States Secede?

Here in the DC Empire, we tell ourselves that demography may be destiny everywhere else in the world, but not in the Exceptional Nation®, where "shared ideals" mystically unite us.

But recent events in Venice and Ukraine have gotten folks to thinking. And whenever folks get to thinking, they start asking questions. For example: Though born in the Ukraine, Russian ethnics in Crimea overwhelmingly chose to secede and join with Mother Russia. Could the same happen in eastern Ukraine?

And here's another question: Could the same happen here? This recent Pew Research Poll may be of interest:

According to the Pew Research Hispanic Trends Project, a majority of U.S. Hispanics (51%) say they most often identify themselves by their family's country of origin. About half (47%) say they consider themselves to be very different from the typical American. And just 21% say they use the term "American" most often to describe their identity.
As noted writer Ed Sebesta has observed in an analysis of the growing Scottish independence movement, "We are a particular nationality because we think we are." Here, Sebesta echoes Pat Buchanan, who recently wrote "Nationalism is the natural enemy of empires, and it seems on the rise almost everywhere."

Both see identification with the megastates of the 20th century fading, while loyalty to historical culture is sweeping the world - and making the globalists at Davos very, very nervous.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

BAMN it all!

Wonder of wonders - the Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on racial quotas in college admissions. Naturally, this doesn't sit too well with the perpetually offended. One such group, BAMN - whose name, "By Any Means Necessary," is an open threat to any who oppose them - issued this response:

“Today’s Supreme Court decision upholding the ban on affirmative action in Michigan is a racist decision. It is this Court’s Plessy v Ferguson. The decision of the Court today makes clear that this Court intends to do nothing to defend the right to equality in politics, opportunity, rights, hopes and aspirations of its Latina/o, black, Native American and other minority citizens. At the very moment that America is becoming a majority minority nation this Court is declaring its intention to uphold white privilege and to create a new Jim Crow legal system."
Who would've predicted BAMN would see this as "racist"? But then, ANYTHING they don't like is branded as "racist."

Wage inequality

Walter Williams has uncovered even more disparities in income Team Obama should investigate:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Asian men and women have median earnings higher than white men and women. Female cafeteria attendants earn more than their male counterparts. Females who are younger than 30 and have never been married earn salaries 8 percent higher than males of the same description. Among women who graduated from college during 1992-93, by 2003 more than one-fifth were no longer in the workforce, and another 17 percent were working part time. That’s to be compared with only 2 percent of men in either category. Hymowitz cites several studies showing significant career choice and lifestyle differences between men and women that result in differences in income.
Hey, I wonder if minorities at the Southern Poverty Law Center make as much as Whites? Inquiring minds want to know ...

Saw it today

City-owned cars here in Charlotte have long featured the motto "People-Pride-Progress." Today, I noticed they've added "Partnerships."

"Partnerships"? I have a better idea: Make the new slogan "People-Pride-Progress-Payola Politicians."

Quote of the day

"Was it really the U.S. Army, which never crossed the Elbe or engaged in battle with the Red Army, that brought down the Soviet Empire and dissolved the Soviet Union? No. What liberated the nations of Eastern Europe and the USSR was the determined will of these peoples to be free to decide their own destinies and create, or re-create, nations based on their own history, language, culture and ethnic identity." Pat Buchanan

Exactly. Communism wasn't overthrown by some abstract movement for democracy or individual liberty, but by the timeless urgency of defending one's own people from invaders. Call it the Territorial Imperative, if you will. It will rouse men to action as long as there are men.

Monday, April 21, 2014

This day in history

In 1836, the Texan army under Sam Houston defeated Mexicans in the Battle of San Jacinto.

Why we will win

We know the DC Empire is immoral and spending itself into oblivion. It's unsustainable, largely because its own ideology is killing it, just as socialism killed the Soviet Union. The Empire's central article of faith about the equality of all peoples and cultures dictates that Western standards are no better than others.

The latest manifestation of this is a real doozy: There's a bizarre new style of college-level debate that's replacing real debate. Instead of making a logical case for or against a debate topic, participants change the topic at will, ignore the rules, and base the power of their arguments not on the standard of logic but on which debater has more “nigga authenticity.”

No, I'm not making this up. It's from an Atlantic article entitled, so help me, "Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege?" Here's an excerpt:

Many of their arguments, based on personal memoir and rap music, completely ignored the stated resolution, and instead asserted that the framework of collegiate debate has historically privileged straight, white, middle-class students.

Indeed, to prevail using the new approach, students don’t necessarily have to develop high-level research skills or marshal evidence from published scholarship. They also might not need to have the intellectual acuity required for arguing both sides of a resolution.
This "new approach" means that instead of presenting relevant facts to build a case, the "debaters" scream, curse, toss insults, and demand they be declared the winner. Not everyone in collegiate debating likes what they see:

[Debate coach] Aaron Hardy and others are also disappointed with what they perceive as a lack of civility and decorum at recent competitions, and believe that the alternative-style debaters have contributed to this environment. “Judges have been very angry, coaches have screamed and yelled. People have given profanity-laced tirades, thrown furniture, and both sides of the ideological divide have used racial slurs,” he said.
The Western ideals of objectivity and detached reason are dismissed as tools of oppression of minorities whose cultures stress subjective, emotional justifications for making choices. The Atlantic article continues:

Liberal law professors have been making this point for decades. “Various procedures—regardless of whether we're talking about debate formats or law—have the ability to hide the subjective experiences that shape these seemingly ‘objective’ and ‘rational’ rules,” said UC Hastings Law School professor Osagie Obasogie, who teaches critical race theory. “This is the power of racial subordination: making the viewpoint of the dominant group seem like the only true reality.”
If you're not familiar with "critical race theory," here's a definition from one of its proponents: CRT as applied to court cases, for example, "seeks to highlight the ways in which the law is not neutral and objective, but designed to support White supremacy and the subordination of people of color." It's Cultural Marxism, which sees everyone and everything through the lenses of socialist ideology. If minorities aren't as successful as the majority, it's all due to oppression. Period.

Can you imagine the real-world consequences if abiding by the rules of logic are discarded? Imagine if the NASA engineers during the Apollo 13 crisis, instead of scrambling to find a way to rescue the stranded astronauts when the ship's air supply was running out, just stood and screamed "Screw the time limit!" and declared the problem solved?

This country has been propping up its official ideology through willful blindness. But despite affirmative action, prohibitions against the use of IQ tests, and racial gerrymandering, sooner or later reality is going to smack us in the face. Signs of that are already evident, and the longer we make believe everyone's equal, and that Western standards are no better than others, the worse things will get.

US has "lost moral authority" since spying scandal

One of the neat things about being the Exceptional Nation® is that you can insist everyone play by the rules while you ignore them - that is, until you're caught. The Snowden leaks revealed DC has been eavesdropping on world leaders, and that's made quite a few of them understandably angry:

A meeting in Brazil this week will reveal whether Washington has succeeded in preventing international anger over the Edward Snowden revelations clouding discussions about future governance of the internet.

São Paulo is to host a two-day international meeting, starting on Wednesday, called by Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, one of the international leaders who was a target of US surveillance.

International unrest over US and British internet surveillance has weakened Washington’s ability to shape the debate about the internet’s future, according to people involved in the process.
Willfully ignorant and dangerously arrogant, our rulers are digging themselves into a hole so deep they'll never slither out of it.

Scotland on the brink of independence

Looks like the pro-London, anti-Scotland crowd is losing ground:

ALEX Salmond is on the brink of securing a historic victory in the referendum, according to an exclusive poll suggesting Yes Scotland needs a swing of just over 2 per cent to win independence.

A landmark ICM survey for today’s Scotland on Sunday reveals a decline in the No vote from 46 per cent to 42 per cent over the past month. Over the same period, the Yes vote has remained steady at 39 per cent, resulting in a significant tightening of the gap between the two sides.
Whichever way the Scottish independence vote goes, it will have profound, far-reaching consequences around the world. More captive nations will ask, "When do WE get to vote?"

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Western lawmakers gather in Utah to talk federal land takeover

Fed up with DC's arbitrary and heavy-handed misrule, the people of the sovereign States are re-asserting their rights. The Sagebrush Rebellion of the 1980s has rekindled into a direct challenge to DC's authority. This time, the State legislators are lining up with the people. From the Salt Lake Tribune:

It’s time for Western states to take control of federal lands within their borders, lawmakers and county commissioners from Western states said at Utah’s Capitol on Friday.

More than 50 political leaders from nine states convened for the first time to talk about their joint goal: wresting control of oil-, timber -and mineral-rich lands away from the feds.

"It’s simply time," said Rep. Ken Ivory, R-West Jordan, who organized the Legislative Summit on the Transfer for Public Lands along with Montana state Sen. Jennifer Fielder. "The urgency is now."
As the people of the States stand up to DC's arrogance and incompetence, folks will realize just how many problems they can solve by breaking free from their distant and self-serving masters in the central government. Looks like we have a trend on our hands.

Tick, tock...

Venice wants out of Italy

The movement for a free and independent Venice is picking up steam:

Venice, renowned for incomparable Gothic architecture and placid canals plied by gondolas that make it one of the most recognizable cities in the world, may have had enough of Italy.

A movement for the Italian region that includes Venice to declare itself an independent state, as it was centuries ago, is gaining momentum here amid chaotic national economic policies from Rome and local pride in the region's 1,000-year history of achievement in the arts and merchant class.

"It bothers a lot of people to work hard and see the money just disappear, but I think that just feeds the region's independent spirit," said Angelo Alberti, 34, a coffee bar worker who said he supports the movement.

The region of Veneto, one of Italy's richest and the country's fifth-largest with a population of around 5 million, is preparing a formal referendum about whether to secede from Italy.
When I first joined the League of the South in 1997, folks accused us of being out of step with the times. Columnist George Will even ridiculed us for advocating Southern independence when that Cause "was settled 130 years ago in the living room of a McLean farmhouse at Appomattox."

Now it turns out those critics were right - The League of the South has indeed been out of step with the world. We were twenty years ahead of our time, and now the rest of the world is finally catching up with us. Feels kinda nice, doesn't it?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Study: Babies Show Racial Bias

A study published in Frontiers in Psychology suggests that race, far from being a social construct, is recognized even by infants - or at least by white infants:

According to a recent study, babies tend to play with others that look more like them.

Researchers from the University of Washington noticed that babies were more willing to share their toys with others who shared their ethnicity. ...

“Babies are sensitive to how people of the same ethnicity as the infant, versus a different ethnicity, are treated – they weren’t just interested in who was being fair or unfair,” Monica Burns, co-author of the study and a former UW Psychology undergraduate student, and currently a psychology graduate student at Harvard University, said.

So it looks like race is a fundamental part of one's identity, no doubt a huge disappointment to the One-Worlders. Fortunately, there is a solution, courtesy of Bill Ayers's old friends in the Weather Underground:

FBI Uncovers Al-Qaeda Plot To Just Sit Back And Enjoy Collapse Of United States

Uh-oh. Al-Qaeda's latest nefarious scheme might just work:

WASHINGTON—Putting the nation on alert against what it has described as a “highly credible terrorist threat,” the FBI announced today that it has uncovered a plot by members of al-Qaeda to sit back and enjoy themselves while the United States collapses of its own accord. ...

“We have intercepted electronic communication indicating that al-Qaeda members are actively plotting to stay out of the way while America as we know it gradually crumbles under the weight of its own self-inflicted debt and disrepair,” FBI Deputy Director Mark F. Giuliano told the assembled press corps. “If this plan succeeds, it will leave behind a nation with a completely dysfunctional economy, collapsing infrastructure, and a catastrophic health crisis afflicting millions across the nation. We want to emphasize that this danger is very real.”

“And unfortunately, based on information we have from intelligence assets on the ground, this plot is already well under way,” he added.
Gotta love the Onion. That's the way good satire works - it just mirrors reality in an unexpected and comical way.

The biggest threat to DC's authority is DC's own policies. The Neocons lament Americans' lack of enthusiasm for more wars of liberation, apparently unable to fathom that the Afghanistan and Iraq disasters they talked us into are to blame.

Meanwhile, on the home front, our wise leaders have opened the gates to refugees from the Third World.

Yep, DC is playing right into Al-Qaeda's hands.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

NSA Spying is here to stay

Jim Hightower argues that we can demand reform of our out-of-control surveillance agencies all we want, but nothing is going to stop them - they're too "heavily invested" in their endless cycle of spying and then scaremongering to justify their spying. Hightower reminds us of the revelations of NSA dirty deeds from last year:

Embarrassed and irritated by Edward Snowden's leaks, Obama charged last year at a press conference that Snowden was presenting a false picture of NSA by releasing parts of its work piecemeal: “... America is not interested in spying on ordinary people,” he assured us. The government, he went on, is not “listening in on people's phone calls or inappropriately reading people's emails.”

Six days later, a Washington Post headline declared: “NSA broke privacy rules thousands of times per year.” In an internal audit in May 2012 of its DC-area spy centers, the agency itself found 2,776 “incidences” of NSA overstepping its legal authority. As the American Civil Liberties Union noted, surveillance laws themselves “are extraordinarily permissive,” so it's doubly troubling that the agency is surging way past what it is already allowed to do. The ACLU adds that these reported incidents are not simply cases of one person's rights being violated – but thousands of Americans being snared, totally without cause, in the NSA's indiscriminate, computer-driven dragnet.
Hightower is right - every bureaucracy tends to expand and consolidate and become self-serving, even to the point of working AGAINST the purpose it was created for. The National Security Agency, like the illegitimate central government that spawned it, does not protect us. The NSA is just another tool of the ruling class to keep an eye on increasingly restless subjects.

As Joe Sobran once observed, the only way to get rid of corruption in high places is to get rid of the high places. In this case, the overgrown parasite that dwells in DC will continue to abuse its host population as long as we prop it up.

How Ukraine’s crisis could give momentum to Europe’s separatists

It's clear the Russians in Ukraine want self-determination, and for them, that means demanding and exercising their right to join with Greater Russia. Their efforts are stirring up other peoples in their own battles for independence:

The dramatic upheaval in Ukraine, its population split between the attractions of Europe and loyalty to Russia, has thrown into focus the stubborn clamour for self-determination in many areas of the world.

From the shores of Scottish lochs to the elegant waterways of Venice, from Canada’s French-speaking province of Quebec to the far west Chinese region of Xinjiang, the desire for freedom from central power often runs deep.

Throughout history, the world map has presented a changing face. Civil insurrection, warfare and popular pressure have all helped to shift territorial boundaries, creating new states or just defining autonomous areas.

People engaged in struggles for separatism act on differing motives. Tradition and culture, religion or language, economic imbalances and current or deep-rooted fears and grievances can all be factors.
The globalist project, backed by an unholy alliance of trans-national corporations and leftists, is coming apart. Human beings need a sense of belonging and continuity. That's why they look to tradition, culture, religion, and language as sign posts of identity.

Billboard Wars in Tallahassee: Succeed or Secede?

Here's a fairly balanced report on the competing billboards in Tallahassee from Sunshine State News. While the reporter does invoke the SPLC (though the SPLC has NOTHING to do with the story), he also informs the reader of that organization's "liberal" bias. So it's a pretty good testament to the increased traction we're getting in the political arena these days. More folks are realizing they have an alternative to the Democrat/Republican treadmill.

Tick, tock...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

No Executive Action on Immigration Overhaul for Now

Yes, that's the headline from ABC News. If you ask me, those last two words sound like a threat. Read the story, and see what you think:

President Obama has no plans to enact unilateral immigration overhaul by executive action, faith leaders from across the country said Obama told them today. ...

“I think the president believes that there is an opportunity that still exists for House Republicans to follow the lead of the Senate, including Republicans in the Senate, and take up and pass comprehensive immigration reform,” [White House spokesman Jay] Carney said at today’s press briefing.
In other words, if Congress doesn't do what Obama and La Raza demand, Obama can issue amnesty on his own authority. His "assurance" that he has no plans "for now" implies he has the power to do so.

And of course, he's absolutely right. He commands the most powerful armed forces in the world, and sits on top of a domestic surveillance network Hitler and Stalin would have envied.

So maybe Congress will obey. Maybe the American people will submit. But if they don't, Obama has a Plan B.

Maybe we need a Plan B:

Florida should "Secede to Succeed"

Don't look now, but the debate we've been hoping and working for is on.

In response to the League of the South's "Secede" billboard in Tallahassee, the Florida Chamber of Commerce issued this mixed message:

While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation and academic achievement – the Florida Chamber of Commerce and the Independent Colleges and Universities of Florida (ICUF) said today. This shared message – “Succeed Florida!” – proudly appears on a Tallahassee billboard, and debunks another area billboard message encouraging Florida to secede from the union.

“There are some who would like to see Florida fail, and even break away from the rest of the country. At the Florida Chamber, we share their frustration with Washington, D.C., but seceding is not the answer,” said Mark Wilson, President and CEO of the Florida Chamber of Commerce in a video message. “Instead, we must continue down the path that has opened doors of opportunity for Florida’s families and businesses. We are succeeding and we will continue to lead this nation back to prosperity.”
The League of the South's Michael Hill is pleasantly surprised at the Chamber's reaction:

It is indeed heartening to see Florida's economic success, especially in this day of widespread economic and financial hardship. The Florida Chamber of Commerce and all those businesses that have made this happen indeed have a right to crow about this achievement. Congratulations!

But there seems to be a bit of cognitive dissonance at work here, and it is captured in the very first sentence of the CoC press release: "While Washington remains stuck in neutral, Florida continues leading as a national model for economic growth, job creation, and academic achievement . . . ."

What is wrong with this picture? The answer to us is simple: Why keep the economic millstone of Washington, DC, around your neck when you could do even better without it? Why would Florida want an entity at best "stuck in neutral" (many think it is going hard in reverse) acting as a drag on her already notable achievements, as pointed out by the CofC? Upon reflection, the CofC's position makes no sense. What good does Washington, DC, do for you, Mr. and Mrs. Floridian, except to tax you, regulate you, and otherwise punish hard work and initiative by its own wastefulness and ineptitude? We in The League think you can do even better on your own.

But having said this about the economic issue, let us not forget that money is not everything. There is more to life than money and jobs and economic growth. The League of the South is concerned with all aspects of Southern life, not just the material aspect. Is the CofC concerned about more than the State's "bottom line?"

The League of the South's simple message to Floridians--"Secede"--in this day of bloated, over-weaning centralized government makes much more sense than the old "business as usual" position of the Chamber of Commerce. Oftentimes, the future belongs to the bold and those willing to think and act outside the box. We in the League of the South offer this advice to the good people of the sovereign State of Florida: "Secede to Succeed."
As writer and activist Ed Sebesta has observed, "Secession is back as an issue in politics."

Quote of the day

"To love one's country isn't the same as loving one's government: This is the main draw of Captain America." A Chinese reviewer

An apt observation, something a lot of people over here have forgotten. The movie Captain America, in the words of its director, is about "civil liberties issues, drone strikes, the president's kill list, preemptive technology." In the movie, Cap has to fight the American government to restore liberty.

Sagebrush Rebellion II?

Think the Bundy Ranch situation is all over? Think again. The Bundys and their compatriots won a battle, not a war. The war is yet to come. Check out the latest at revisedhistory.com:

Why should the federal government own so much land in so many states? Once a state has been given statehood, the land in that state should belong to that state, not to the federal government. If you have a state, anywhere, where the feds control 75% of the land in that state, is that state really a sovereign state or is it, in effect, still mostly a federal territory with the feds calling all the shots? What states rights do the people in any state have if the feds still control 75% of the real estate in their state?
If you're not checking out Al Benson Jr. every day, you're missing some of the best commentary on the Internet.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The End of Ideology?

Pat Buchanan sees the end of the Cold War not as the triumph of secular liberalism, but as the death of the ideology-based megastate. The force that's quickly replacing ideology as the engine of history is nationalism. The proof is literally changing the global map under our very noses:

The call of tribe and nation appears more compelling. And the Western gospel that all religions, races, nations, and tribes are equal and should be treated equally, while paid lip service, is disbelieved.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called democracy a bus you get off of when it reaches your stop. His stop was a moderate Islamist state that conformed to his own and his party’s principles.

Understandably, countries all over the world want America to come fight their wars. But while that may be in their interest, is it any longer in ours?

The American imperium, the last of the great Western empires, may be about to come down with the suddenness of the other empires of the 20th century.
Both the USSR and the US claimed to be the champion of a universal ideology that promised peace and prosperity for all. In fact, both were criminal gangs that hid behind fancy slogans to justify their power and privilege. As Buchanan says, only "the American imperium" is left, and it is bleeding wealth and influence at an astonishing rate. As with all artificial countries, it is unsustainable. It's time to acknowledge the evidence of the coming collapse and make plans for the aftermath.

Federal judge says Obama can hide rationale for killing U.S. citizen

Once again, we see how futile it is to imagine the federal government can protect us from the federal government:

A Bay Area federal judge says the Obama administration can keep secret a memo spelling out the legal rationale for a 2011 drone attack in Yemen that killed a U.S. citizen and alleged terrorist mastermind.

The Justice Department was entitled to withhold the memo on the grounds of national security and lawyer-client confidentiality, Chief U.S. District Judge Claudia Wilken of Oakland said Friday.
The bottom line is that DC can do WHATEVER IT WANTS. If it can't justify its actions on "national security," it can always count on "civil rights." And if you object, it's because you're an extremist racist hater. Or something.

Washington Is Humanity’s Worst Enemy

What country (it certainly isn't a nation) is most responsible for overthrowing elected governments, mass murder, and violating basic human rights? It's not Iran, Russia, or even wacky North Korea. Hint: It's supported by your tax dollars. Here's Paul Craig Roberts:

It is a paradox that Putin is portrayed as the heavy while Washington pretends to be the champion of “freedom and democracy.” In the 21st century Washington has established as its hallmarks every manifestation of tyranny: illegal and unconstitutional execution of citizens without due process of law, illegal and unconstitutional indefinite detention of citizens without due process of law, illegal and unconstitutional torture, illegal and unconstitutional rendition, illegal and unconstitutional surveillance, and illegal and unconstitutional wars. The executive branch has established that it is unaccountable to law or to the Constitution. An unaccountable government is a tyranny.
This hard fact isn't well known because DC has the most formidable propaganda machine ever.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Looking for Thomas Jefferson

Here he is, courtesy of Clyde Wilson, who argues that Thomas Jefferson's life and thought were founded on the principle of State sovereignty:

State rights and American liberty were inseparable in Jefferson’s mind—always. This idea he repeated again and again and again to the end of his life. And when Jefferson suggested the usefulness of a little rebellion now and then, what he had in mind was the people rising to curtail the usurpations of rulers and return the government to its original limited powers.
Though displayed as a nationalist deity on Mount Rushmore, Jefferson believed in liberty and self-government. Were he alive in 1861, Jefferson would have sided with Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis.

And if he lived today, Jefferson would support the League of the South.

New Southern web site

Check out the Abbeville Institute's new site. You'll enjoy their articles, op-eds, and special events.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

A Microstate Can Survive

From Conservative Heritage Times:

A microstate would aim to fill itself with highly skilled, productive workers who would provide useful services within the international economy. Other segments of the international economy would not want to be severed from a useful partner.

If economic integration isn’t enough, pay tribute. The hard working segment within the American empire today is already paying tribute. The US redistributes money heavily. Part of the appeal of a microstate is the opportunity to separate from those who refuse to work.

The Age of Empire is dead. Make way for the Age of the Microstate.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Quote of the day

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” - John Wayne’s gravestone in Corona del Mar, California

Secession: The Myth of Indivisibility

Talk show host Mike Church tackles "this indivisible union garbage":

Lincoln invented this indivisible union. He went all the way back and said: The United States was created by one stroke of a pen, as one union, as one nation, on July 4, 1776. That’s funny, Abraham. The State of Virginia actually declared their independence, wrote their own constitution and raised their own flag over their capital on 15 May 1776 (they didn’t complete their constitution until 28 June, 1776). Look it up. It’s part of great American history. What were the Virginians doing? Did they, by any act of their legislature after that, trade their independence and their sovereignty into the new continental union that was put together to fight the British that had invaded their lands, their homes and their territories on July 2, 1776? The answer to that question is not even an unequivocal no, it is an irrevocable no.
Despite the best efforts of the regime's flying monkeys, the truth of history is slowly emerging from behind the lies and myths manufactured by the ruling elite. The force behind this new interest in America's secessionist past comes from the growing realization that the central government is at war with its subject population. Drones, illegal surveillance, indefinite detention, demographic revolution, endless war - the people can only take so much.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Quote of the day

“If we fail to secure our borders, then every sheriff in America will become a border sheriff.” - Sam Page, sheriff of Rockingham County, N.C.

The good news is that we would have over 3,000 Joe Arpaios.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Comment of the day

In response to the post on a former NATO official's condemnation of Scots who seek self-government, David Smith of Tennessee said:

"Why is it with these people, anyone who wishes to be left alone poses a threat?"

Why, indeed. The mindset of those people is that it's "racist" to oppose the Latinization of America, and "homophobic" to defend traditional marriage. If you fail to embrace and willingly support Cultural Marxism, you're an enemy of all that's good, period.

Democracy on the march in Iraq!

What do we have to show for the trillions spent and lives lost in Iraq? We have Democracy®, that's what. Let's take a look at Democracy® in Iraq:

Children in Iraq could be legally married before the age of nine under sweeping legislation tabled on Tuesday that introduces new religious restrictions on women's rights.

As almost its last act before elections at the end of the month, the Iraqi parliament looks likely to pass new marital rules for its majority Shia community with a draft law criticised by human rights activists as "legalised inquality"

The legislation has been approved by the governing coalition in an effort to attract support from Shia Muslims in the April 30 vote.

Current Iraqi law sets the legal age for marriage at 18 without parental approval and states girls as young as 15 can be married only with a guardian's approval. It does not allow for special provisions according to sect.

But the legislation, known as the Jaafari law, introduces rules almost identical to those of neighbouring Iran, a Shia-dominated Islamic theocracy.
I can't think of any better comment on this than what Edmund Burke said about the bloody French Revolution: "The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do."

Quote of the day

"We can expect to see a lot more states like Wisconsin invoking their 'right to secede'." - Jeremy Slevin, MSNBC

New American Reality: An Empire Beyond Salvation

Everyone in the world can see the Empire is dying except the ideologues:

But the US is still being pulled into too many different directions. It has attempted to police the world exclusively for its own interests for the last 25 years. It failed. ‘Cut and run’ is essentially an American foreign policy staple, and that too is a botched approach. Even after the piecemeal US withdrawal from Iraq, the US is too deeply entrenched in the Middle East region to achieve a clean break. ...

The US has truly lost the initiative, in the Middle East region and beyond it. The neo-cons’ drunkenness with military power led to costly wars that have overwhelmed the empire beyond salvation. And now, the US foreign policy makers are mere diplomatic firefighters, from Palestine, to Syria to the Ukraine. For the Americans, the last few years have been more than a ‘reality check’, but the new reality itself.
Yes, that ol' devil "reality" keeps reasserting itself into the schemes and illusions of those who think they're smarter than the generations that preceded them, not to mention all the folks who reject their outlandish ideas for reengineering the world.

In the case of the DC Empire, it was the pride and arrogance of the Neocons that dealt what appears to be the fatal blow to an already teetering, overgrown regime. We're still paying the price for the unnecessary wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, in both economic and human cost. And let's not forget that the excesses we're dealing with now, from illegal government surveillance to Obama's Death List, are outgrowths of those insane wars.

Every day the bucket goes down to the well. One day the bottom will drop out.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Former NATO Chief: Scottish Secession ‘Cataclysmic’ Blow to World

Yes, it would be terrible if the military-industrial complex lost its supply of cannon fodder and tax subsidies.

Come and put them on us

AG Holder wants gun owners to wear trackable bracelets:

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.
Real nice of Mr. Holder to be so concerned about our safety.

One Nation the U.S. Actually Should Liberate

I opposed W the Conqueror's "liberation" of Afghanistan and Iraq, and thought it insane that the US should interfere in Libya, Georgia, and Ukraine.

But there is one country DC CAN and SHOULD set free: Hawaii. From LewRockwell:

Jon Olsen’s new book, Liberate Hawai’i: Renouncing and Defying the Continuing Fraudulent U.S. Claim to the sovereignty of Hawai’i, makes a compelling case — a legal case as well as a moral one.

Olsen’s case, in very condensed summary, looks like this: Hawai’i was an independent nation, recognized as such by the United States and numerous other nations, with treaties in effect between Hawai’i and other nations, including the United States, that have never been terminated. In 1893 U.S. profiteers and U.S. Marines, in a criminal act, overthrew Hawai’i's government and queen, setting up a new government that lacked any legal standing.
As they say in the Hawaii Independence Movement, "Ua Mau Ke Ea O Ka `Aina I Ka Pono." Amen, brothers!

Quote of the day

"The fact that the citizens of “red” and “blue” states live in what are essentially two countries with very different governments has largely flown under the radar, but it may become the defining story of our time." - Joshua Holland, from the liberal Moyers & Co. web site.

The gulf between North and South isn't our little secret any more. Others are starting to notice. And we all know what the implications are.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

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Israel Buys $2 Billion in Warplanes, Assumes US Will Pay for It

Now this takes chutzpah:

Ever confident in their ability to get the US to foot the bill for unwise purchases, Israel has announced the acquisition of $2 billion worth of the troubled V-22 Osprey planes, on a “deferred payment plan.”

The reason for the deferred payment plan in this case is because Israel has no intention of paying for these planes, and is just putting them in the arms dealers’ equivalent of layaway until they can con the US into paying for it.

The planes won’t be coming out of the current promises of US aid, but rather will be covered by military aid the US hasn’t promised yet, which will be appropriated after 2018.

Former Israeli Ambassador Danny Ayalon says it is “reasonable” for Israel to assume that the US will eventually cough up a couple billion dollars for the Ospreys, citing overwhelming support in the US Congress for all things Israel.
Israel is like a spoiled, grown kid who won't move out of his parents' house and refuses to pay his own bills. But as the article says, the US Congress is just nutty for all things Israel. Guess our congresscritters are going to represent Sheldon Adelson's interests as long as the contributions flow.

In Reuben, Tito Perdue's latest novel, the protagonist muscles his way to power in order to save Western civilization. One of his challenges is wasteful spending: "First, he had his accountants add up the funds that had traditionally been squandered on uneducable people, a terrifying sum matched only by remittances to Israel." p. 233

Too bad that's just a story.

Charlotte needs to be more like San Francisco

That's what these students demand:

A group of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students intends to make a public appeal to the school board Tuesday for changes in policy that would include allowing transgender students to use the restroom of their gender choice.

Also being sought: permission to go by names (and pronouns) that better correspond to their gender identity, and more sensitivity training for CMS staff on handling transgender issues.

Such issues have become challenging in local schools and colleges, as transgender students have become more vocal in seeking equitable treatment – a battle waged and won last year in the California public schools.

There, a state statute went into effect this year allowing K-12 students access to whichever gender restroom they identify with, as well as the right to chose whether to participate in boys’ or girls’ sports and other once gender-specific programs.
Notice that the oh-so-politically-correct Charlotte Observer's headline is "CMS, CPCC students lobby for transgender rights," but these students aren't asking for freedom; they're demanding compliance from others. They want teachers and staff to attend "sensitivity classes." They want fellow students to keep their mouths shut when these special snowflakes barge into the wrong bathroom. They want their classmates to submit to boys playing on girls's sports teams. They want others to address them by the pronoun of their latest whim. Please.

These kids aren't seeking equal rights. They're bullies demanding submission to their agenda. This is Cultural Marxism at work. All social norms, all traditional standards, must be abandoned.

This is the most powerful argument I've seen lately for home schooling.

Monday, April 7, 2014

One Word Defines U.S. Foreign Policy: Hubris

The Contrary Perspective ponders what's behind all the waste of resources and human suffering caused by DC's military. I'd say the writer comes REAL CLOSE to the answer:

We are a superpower with a boundless propensity for meddling in world affairs. We waste enormous amounts of money and resources intervening in areas that are of marginal importance to our national security.

There are many reasons for these wasteful interventions, of course. The military-industrial-Congressional complex plays its role. Presidents love to intervene as a sign of “strength.” Natural resources, especially oil, are usually in play. The usual motives, in short: profit, power, greed.

But perhaps the root cause of our mistakes can be traced to hubris, our prideful belief that we can remake other societies and peoples in our image. Our hubris leads us to undervalue legitimate cultural differences, and to underestimate the difficulties involved in bridging those distances.
The most blunt expression of the pride that fuels DC's endless interventions into the affairs of others came from former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright:

"It is the threat of the use of force [against Iraq] and our line-up there that is going to put force behind the diplomacy. But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us."
The hubris that justifies DC's brutal interventions comes from the self-image we've painted of ourselves, a self-image shared by all the ruling elite, whether Democrat or Republican. So-called "conservative" Jim DeMint described America's role in the world in terms of its unique identity:

"We are, in other words, not a nation based on ethnicity, but on beliefs, and not coincidentally, that is why we attract people of all ethnicities and they become proud Americans.... When we have used our power, however, we have done it for good."
In other words, "we" are so good, so noble, that we are justified in sticking our noses into anyone's and everyone's business. Those who fail to acknowledge our moral superiority do so out of ignorance and hatred.

That same attitude is evident here in the streets, too. Check out how these "antifa" dehumanize League of the South activists protesting the imposition of same-sex "marriage" in Virginia. The antifa clearly enjoy strutting their moral superiority while expressing their contempt for those who do not measure up to their ideals.

The antifa hurl "f-bombs" at their victims. DC hurls cluster bombs and launches drones at theirs. Both for the same reason.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

League of the South Rallies Against Same-Sex Marriage

Saturday morning, Southern nationalists from the League of the South held a demonstration (see pictures and videos below) at the State capital in Richmond, Virginia against Attorney General Mark Herring for his refusal to defend traditional Christian marriage in Federal court as his position requires him to do. In failing to do so, Mr Herring has broken his oath of office and demonstrated disregard for the responsibilities entrusted to him by the people of Virginia. The US government has imposed homosexual marriage upon the Commonwealth and it was unopposed despite the Virginia Marriage Amendment.

Here's the report from the Southern Nationalist Network. Way to go, folks!

Generation Yes: they're young, they're fervent … and they're nudging Scotland closer to independence

Feeling down? There is a lot of bad news out there. But there's much to feel good about, too. This post will cheer you up.

Check out "Generation Yes," a fast-growing grassroots movement of young Scots working for the independence of their homeland. Here's a report from the Guardian:

Saffron Dickson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl, is one of the driving forces. "We're not established politically, we're not seasoned by it all, but our energy is just so vast, it's all so positive because it's all about the future," she gushes, waving multi-coloured polished nails. "Young people are more informed than anybody thinks and ohmigod we just want to tell people don't be scared!" Dewar might not have approved, but shoppers stop to smile at their enthusiastic cheers.

Here at least there's a feeling of momentum gained and everything still to fight for. It's this palpable "buzz", along with the creeping closer of both sides in the polls, that has started to worry David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Scottish secretary Alistair Carmichael.
See? Isn't that inspiring? Finally, there's a serious movement to restore Scotland as a free and proud nation. For too long, its people have been sacrificed for London's immoral and brutal wars. Now they have the chance to break free from their colonizers.

There's a battle here at home, too, to restore self-government and take a stand against a dehumanizing and corrupt empire. Want to make a difference? Click the link to join the battle for Southern independence.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

The US Helped Overthrow a Democratic Government in Brazil

Next time you hear some airhead mouthing empty slogans about DC crusading for freedom and democracy, remind them of this inconvenient fact:

Almost two years before the April 1, 1964, military takeover in Brazil, President Kennedy and his top aides began seriously discussing the option of overthrowing Joao Goulart’s government, according to Presidential tape transcripts posted by the National Security Archive on the 50th anniversary of the coup d’tat. “What kind of liaison do we have with the military?” Kennedy asked top aides in July 1962. In March 1963, he instructed them: “We’ve got to do something about Brazil.”
LBJ followed through on JFK's military coup against Brazil. The more I learn about Johnson, the more I despise him. He's the real-life version of the evil clown from Stephen King's "It."

Federal judge rules Obama is beyond the law

Think we can look to one branch of the federal government to protect us from another? Ain't gonna happen, and this judge spelled it out for us:

A federal judge was unable to find remedy in United States law for a claim that United States citizen’s due process rights were violated when they were targeted and killed by a drone. The case was dismissed because the judge determined the citizen had been properly designated a terrorist, posed a threat to US interests, and the judiciary should not interfere in the areas of “warmaking, national security and foreign relations.”

Essentially, this means the executive branch in the US government can claim the power to collect secret evidence as part of a secret review process and place a US citizen suspected of engaging in terrorist activities on a kill list.
The Temporary Dictator now has a shiny new weapon in his already bristling arsenal. All for the purpose of keeping us safe. Feel better now?

Friday, April 4, 2014

The coming States vs. Feds battle

Oh, it's coming all right. Here's just one scenario, as reported in Slate: In States where marijuana is legal, local police can STILL enforce federal drug laws. Why would they do that? Because of DC's "equitable sharing"  program, local police can seize and sell any "pot-related assets" and keep part of the proceeds. As long as DC makes it worth while, expect to see further militarization of local law enforcement. And that means your friendly neighborhood police force will increasingly act like an occupying force. As more States legalize marijuana, these tensions can only grow.

At some point, the people of the sovereign States will have had enough, and will resume sovereignty over their police and militia. Count on it.

Egypt Should Sue Israel For The Ten Plagues

It's time for reparations for historical wrongs, says this Egyptian columnist. Why not start with Biblical times?

Thanks to loyal reader Rex for the link!

Guest blogger: Lessons of Failed Socialism

Norman Thomas spent his life promoting leftist agenda in the United States.   He wrote,  “The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program  until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened.”

Psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter says that growth of  the liberal agenda in western societies has resulted from the idea that government is the appropriate agency to satisfy the longings in people for parental care. But, he says, government as a custodian, manager, provider, and caretaker is detrimental because the people become dependents.

But the pushers of socialism think of themselves not as dependents but as managers. These elites are often millionaires like Michael Moore and George Soros. Others are tenured college professors or  Hollywood stars. The most powerful group of elites are members of Congress.  These exempt themselves from their onerous creations like Social Security and ObamaCare.
 
We should learn from the examples of failed socialist states.  The first American failure of socialism was in the Plymouth Colony in 1623.  For three years  the Colonists lived as a socialist community, putting the fruits of their common toil into a common storehouse; and each year they suffered famine. Finally, Governor William Bradford gave separate parcels of land to families to work as their own. Thereafter, the colonists had  plenty of food, and those who produced more than they could consume themselves sold it to others.

Today all informed people know of the failure of socialism in North Korea and Cuba.  Everyone should be aware that the most spectacular failure of a socialist government was the Soviet Union.  It broke apart in 1989 after causing seventy years of misery for its people. In the 1950s Khrushchev  revealed the full extent of Stalin’s crimes against his  people, including the murder of  20 million people. The predictable outcome of full- blown socialism is tyranny, because the government assumes absolute control of all facets of society.  The founding fathers knew that power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.  But the political left deny that reality.  

David Horowitz has written extensively about his experiences  as a communist living and working among his  American comrades.  His writing is instructive about  leftist thinking in America.  Even though American leftists knew of Stalin’s crimes, they continued to support the Soviet Union: “We were confident that the socialized foundations of Soviet society would eventually assert themselves, producing a self-reform of the Soviet tyranny.”  He says it is a characteristic faith of left that, despite all evidence to the contrary, a socialist eutopia awaits the world sometime in the future.

In the Soviet Union in 1989:

Income per worker was one seventh that of workers in the U.S.
Red meat and sugar were rationed;
Intake of red meat per person was half what it had been under the Czars in 1913;
Fruits, vegetables, and household goods were unavailable;
Siberian miners had been on strike because they could not get bars of soap;
In a land of virgin forests, there was a toilet paper shortage;
Two-thirds of households had no hot water; a third had no running water at all;
A family of four was forced to live in an 8ft-by-8ft room.

Given these facts, you have to wonder, “Why is America becoming a socialist society?”

From loyal reader Kearney Smith

Arthur Smith, RIP

Arthur Smith, a Southern gentleman and world-known musician, has passed away. His gracious manners didn't stop him from taking on Warner Brothers when the behemoth movie studio tried to steal his song "Feudin' Banjos." Arthur won a "substantial sum" from Warner.

That song, by the way, was first broadcast on The Andy Griffith Show.

So for today's Southern Music Break, we're featuring Arthur Smith's "Guitar Boogie."

Thursday, April 3, 2014

How to tell if there's freedom of speech where you live

Just watch and see if dissidents get fired. Check out these stories from the bad old days when communism reigned:

- A Marxist philosopher at Warsaw University, Leszek Kolakowski, ... criticized the dogmatic Marxist doctrine which had evolved in the Soviet Union and was imposed on Eastern Europe. In 1968, he was a leading dissident demanding political reform. He was expelled from the party; lost his job; and proceeded to teach at universities in the United States and Great Britain.

- The Czechoslovak people adapted themselves as best they could to the shattering of their dream of freedom. Many intellectuals fled to the West. Those who stayed lost their jobs, and many were imprisoned. Most could only find blue collar jobs, and were lucky if they were allowed to work at all; otherwise, they had no medical coverage for themselves and their families. A Czech historian I know had to earn his living for a while as a streetcar conductor.

- Mozilla co-founder CEO Brendan Eich, who came under fire this week for donating to a campaign to ban gay marriage in California, has resigned. Eich, who became the CEO of the nonprofit company behind Mozilla Firefox on March 24, had donated $1,000 for the successful Proposition 8 ballot measure that passed in the November 2008 state election.
Wait, my mistake - that last story just happened today in the DC Empire. Sorry.

Pew Poll: Americans Think US Should ‘Mind Its Own Business’ Globally

Take that, Neocons!

John Edwards barred from Bunny Mellon’s funeral

I can't imagine why the Mellon family wouldn't want a smarmy, lying liberal at Bunny's funeral.

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

I've posted before on what we must do to counteract the effects of the modern, sedentary lifestyle. This report from CBS underscores the vital importance of good nutrition, and that includes meat. But that's not all we need:

Vegetarians may have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

A new study from the Medical University of Graz in Austria finds that vegetarians are more physically active, drink less alcohol and smoke less tobacco than those who consume meat in their diets. Vegetarians also have a higher socioeconomic status and a lower body mass index. But the vegetarian diet — characterized by a low consumption of saturated fats and cholesterol that includes increased intake of fruits, vegetables and whole-grain products — carries elevated risks of cancer, allergies and mental health disorders.
The logical conclusion of this study is that we must give our 21st-century-bound Ice Age bodies what they still need. They were meant to be used, and used hard. If you put both lessons from the CBS study together, you get the Paleo Lifestyle, which I've long recommended. Trash the manufactured "foods," eat a variety of fruits, vegetables, and fresh meats, and GET MOVING! It's the natural lifestyle for the biological realities of human life.

I've never understood or respected socialism, pacifism, or vegetarianism. All three assume human beings are somehow outside of nature, and should conduct their lives by airy standards dreamed up by bitter, hypersensitive ideologues. Maybe those who ignore the lessons of countless generations will pay attention to yet another scientific study that reinforces the wisdom of tradition.

Political Bookmaker Adelson Sizes Up the Odds

In light of yesterday’s outrageous SCOTUS decision, this story has ominous implications:

What happened in Las Vegas last week wasn’t meant to stay in Las Vegas. Zionist billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his Republican Jewish Coalition spent two days vetting some prospective Republican presidential candidates. The GOP politicians sold themselves to the assembled power elites as Israel-firsters. The event was a painful reminder that if you want to run for office, any office, then impressing the Jewish constituency — actually the one percent of that tiny voter bloc — is the crucial first step on the campaign trail.

The Washington Post called the meeting “the first Republican primary of the 2016 presidential election,” while The Las Vegas Review Journal asserted, “the pro-Israel pandering that went on at the Republican Jewish Coalition — and it was plentiful — was obvious and clumsy.”
This explains DC's disastrous foreign policy - well, it's disastrous for the Middle Class, which must sacrifice its children and tax dollars for DC's wars. DC's foreign policy is an endless windfall for the ruling elite and the military-industrial complex.

Italian Troops Crack Down on Secessionists

From Antiwar:

With secessionist sentiment continuing to soar across Italy, the nation has deployed its special forces in multiple operations nationwide, but primarily centered on northern secessionist regions, arresting 24 “suspected secessionists.”

During the crackdown, police captured a bulldozer in Venice, which they claimed was being dressed up to look like an armored vehicle for deployment during a secessionist protest, and unspecified weapons in both Lombardy and Piedmont, as well as on the island of Sardinia.

A referendum earlier this month showed 89 percent support in Venice for returning to its role as an independent republic, while Sardinia-Piedmont continues to have designs on splitting from Italy and seeking annexation by Switzerland.
Are they going to arrest 89% of the folks in Venice? Very often repressive measures such as this only incite more fierce opposition. The aftermath of the Irish Easter Rebellion comes to mind. The Irish response to English reprisals whipped up so much anger against the Empire that Ireland rose up and overthrew its centuries-old English occupation.

This story is far from over.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sebesta bait

Bosnian president calls for creating a "confederacy of three states" to replace the multi-ethnic Bosnian Federation:

Emboldened by events in Ukraine, the leader of Bosnia's Serbs called on Tuesday for Bosnia to become a confederation of three states, and again threatened a referendum on secession if the proposal fails.

Milorad Dodik, president of Bosnia's autonomous Serb Republic, has long advocated Bosnia be scrapped as a state, but has grown increasingly bold as elections approach in October that threaten to shake his 8-year grip on power.
The ruling elite wants us to believe that an oppressive centralized government is morally superior to organic, culture-based states. Those who profit from selling or enforcing big government despise the whole idea of a constitutionally limited, Jeffersonian republic defined by an organic, self-sustaining society. From the looks of current trends, they better get used to it.

Stereotypes in action

Third World drug dealers living large in the oh-so-generous US of A:

Nearly $2 million worth of methamphetamine was seized and 13 people arrested in what Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is calling one of the biggest meth busts they've had in recent years. ...

Investigators said drug lord Javier Flores, also known as "El Don," managed large scale methamphetamine shipments to Lakeland, Florida, Atlanta, Georgia, and Las Vegas, Nevada through southern California from Mexico. The organization included a network of couriers, managers and distributors.

Flores would consult a Voodoo priest who would provide predictions, prophecies and readings regarding the organization’s decisions and welfare, officials said. ...

Officials said that of the 25 suspects involved in the organization, 11 of them are currently receiving federal/public assistance.
Guess that Voodoo priest didn't see the big sting coming. Must've gutted the wrong chicken to predict the future.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Pollard and Politics

From Conservative Heritage Times:

The Neocons and AIPAC are pro-releasing Pollard, but they can’t ‘say that’–they cannot support Obama too hard. Thus their owned politicians (Graham, McCain) who get all the face time by the partially owned Media–which includes 50% of Conservative Inc would be put in a tough spot. The infighting will be vicious as there is an older Trilat (Military-Industrial/Oil/Banking/CIA, but I repeat myself) that thinks Pollard got off easy and have a far better idea of the actual crimes involved and the scheming behind it. One has to understand that it was a simple spy for money operation (even less idealistic than Falcon and the Snowman) and the whole Israeli patriot act came up later. (Bush of course punished Scooter Libby which was a big deal in those circles–you at least go through the motions.)

That is why Cheney et al squawk so much about Snowden–who didn’t get anybody killed, and revealed a crime. It’s a misdirection.

Releasing Pollard would further this civil war within the GOP, fuel the primaries and so forth, at the low (just wait till we take to facebook) and the highest level of the elites.
One can hope.

Rand Paul says Republicans cannot be ‘party of deportation’

He's right.

Anyone who imagines the Republicans are going to halt the flow of cheap labor from the Third World is hallucinating. Paul just demonstrated that anyone who goes to DC becomes part of the problem, not the solution.

We have to look to the people of the States to solve our problems, starting with putting a stop to the ongoing government-sponsored invasion.

Now here's the problem...

Thanks to loyal reader Dan for forwarding!

Devastating losses for the Socialists

You gotta love that headline, even if it is about France and not here. (Our socialists are sitting pretty.) And check out this lede from the Economist:

A CRUSHING defeat at French local elections has intensified pressure on François Hollande to reshuffle his government. At a second round of voting on March 30th, Mr Hollande’s Socialist Party lost over 150 towns, most of them to the opposition centre-right. This morning, the French president was holed up at the Elysée, the presidential palace, consulting close advisers over reshuffle plans, which could be announced as early as today.
No doubt that a major patriotic resurgence is sweeping the West. How long until that tide reaches our shores?

2014 Alabama LS State Conference

The 2014 Alabama League of the South State Conference was held last Saturday at the League facilities in Wetumpka, just outside of Montgomery. The focus of the presentations was on nationalism and activism. Dr Michael Hill, the League president, spoke at the conference, as did Ed Wolfe, Chairman of the Georgia League, and Brad Griffin, founder of Occidental Dissent. SNN covered the event and has pictures, audio and videos.

Click here for the full report.

Your government at work

This story says everything you need to know about the District of Corruption and how it manipulates its host population. From The Washington Post:

A report by the Senate Intelligence Committee concludes that the CIA misled the government and the public about aspects of its brutal interrogation program for years — concealing details about the severity of its methods, overstating the significance of plots and prisoners, and taking credit for critical pieces of intelligence that detainees had in fact surrendered before they were subjected to harsh techniques.

The report, built around detailed chronologies of dozens of CIA detainees, documents a long-standing pattern of unsubstantiated claims as agency officials sought permission to use — and later tried to defend — excruciating interrogation methods that yielded little, if any, significant intelligence, according to U.S. officials who have reviewed the document.
It helps to know DC culture to translate what this is telling us. The word "misled" means "lied." The phrase "brutal interrogation program" means "torture." And "overstating the significance of plots" means the CIA is once again resorting to fear mongering to justify its existence.

It's a perfect illustration of Leviathan's national security state. It's an oversized, totally useless burrow of bureaucratic waste. That's why it has to fool us taxpayers into surrendering our liberty and money in exchange for security - or at least, the illusion of security.

The only real mystery is how long will we continue to be suckered by these shysters. I wish I knew.