Saturday, May 31, 2014

Google concedes in diversity data that employees mainly male and white

Our moral and intellectual superiors in the media have a message for us: Google bad. Google not diverse.

Yes, it's true. Blacks are only 2 percent of Google's employees. Hispanics are 3 percent. 61 percent of its U.S. employees are white, and Asians make up 30 percent of Google's U.S. employees.

Notice that the brouhaha isn't about the disproportionate representation of Asians, who are only six percent of the U.S. population. No, the scandal here is that Whites, who are now down to 63 percent of the U.S. population, hold most of Google's U.S.-based jobs at 61 percent. Now one might counter that Whites are UNDER represented at Google, but that little fact just isn't newsworthy. I wonder why?

What gets me is that Google is an information processing company, not a civil rights organization. Seems to me the media is missing out on the real scandal taking place under its nose. The Southern Poverty Law Center has made a fortune braying about the racial shortcomings of others, yet has NO MINORITIES in its top leadership. If anyone should set an example, it's them.

Friday, May 30, 2014

A classic reborn

Hwaet! Comes news that J.R.R. Tolkien himself translated Beowulf as a young scholar and set it aside in a desk drawer. Now his son has had it published.

Time to break out the mead! To Heorot!

Because everybody eventually runs out of lies to tell...

Carney to step down as White House press secretary.

Thanks to loyal reader Earl!

If the South had a won ...

Peter Gemma reviews works of fiction and scholarship that explore the possibilities of a Southern victory in 1865. He finds most of them slavishly dedicated to propping up the standard interpretation that anything but a total Northern victory would have been a disaster:

In his book, “Defending Dixie” (Foundation for American Education, 2006), Professor Clyde N. Wilson observed that when writing about the South’s War for Independence most contemporary historians (and fiction writers in this case), “… insist [on] the interpretation we must accept … they wish to obliterate even the recognition of the possibility that there was any other legitimate interpretation.”

“What if” books about a CSA victory can lead to Southern daydreams. Perhaps if more novels and alternative history books penetrate the mass market, real—non-partisan—historical studies will be published. Those should generate serious reflections on why the triumph of the Confederate States of America would define political, philosophical, and cultural progress.
I am firmly convinced that Southern independence would have meant NO consolidated power capable of launching imperial wars against Spain and the Philippines; no intervention into the Great War in 1917, which directly led to the rise of Lenin and Hitler; no follow-up to the Great War that ignited in 1939; and no communist rule over eastern Europe until 1990.

Butter is back, so is bacon and beef and...

I've been on the Paleo or "Caveman" diet for almost four years, and love it. (Here's a good introduction.) It helped me shed unwanted inches around my gut, and I've never had more energy. But when I started it, friends and family expressed doubts and even concern. "You're not eating bread?" "You can't eat so many eggs!" "All that fat is going to kill you!"

And frankly, after hearing almost my entire adult life how eeeevil meat and fat were, and how we're supposed to eat lots of "whole-grain" breads, I had doubts myself.

So it's good to see this endorsement from the British Medical Journal, hardly a fly-by-night gathering of kooks:

Research published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine in March showed people who ate higher levels of saturated fat had no more heart disease than those who ate less, with some evidence pointing to a lack of saturated fat as possibly damaging.

"It is time to bust the myth of the role of saturated (fat) in heart disease," London cardiologist Aseem Malhotra wrote in the BMJ article, "and wind back the harms of dietary advice that has contributed to obesity."

Researchers in both journals offered the same advice: Eat real food.

Put some good old-fashioned butter back in your refrigerator, leave the skin on your chicken breasts, and don't fear bacon – especially if a strip might help you later skip the Oreos.
Mmm - bacon. I'll be right back.

Christians’ Love Of The Warfare State Is Killing Other Christians

When did evangelical churches become the military-industrial complex's biggest and loudest supporters? Chuck Baldwin has had enough:

Ever since the George W. Bush administration, evangelical pastors and churches have been America’s loudest cheerleaders for virtually every act of war the U.S. has waged against foreign countries. For pastors such as John Hagee, wars of aggression in the Middle East are predicated upon the notion of protecting Israel--even though military meddling by the United States has only served to make life more dangerous for Israel. But leaving Israel out of the equation, evangelicals are the first to trumpet U.S. wars of aggression. I would even suggest that the favorite hymn of most evangelical churches these days is no longer John Newton’s “Amazing Grace,” but John McCain’s “Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran.”
It amazes me how "conservative" Christians turn their brains off when it comes to the DC Empire. They not only cheer on EVERY war DC wages, but indignantly stand up for socialized education ("our" public schools), Martin Luther King, and floodtide immigration as consistent with Christian values. In fact, those are the very things that threaten the survival of both their faith and Western civilization.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Quote of the day

"Because Man is a social creature, mass immigration is the crime against humanity. Those who have advocated and permitted it are the parties who should be held primarily responsible for the eventual bloodshed." Theodore Beale

Two Roads Diverged in a Yellow Wood

UPDATE BELOW:

One thing's for certain: The sea-to-shining-sea unity of pre-1965 America is gone, thanks to floodtide immigration, and it ain't coming back. Numbers don't lie.

So the question is, What do we do about it? It's time for a massive political reorganization. There are two models we can use to guide us. One is a decentralized model with well-defined boundaries separating distinct groups, allowing autonomy within each unit; the other is the model of a powerful central government that must impose order on a mixed population. These two models are exemplified by the experience of Switzerland and Yugoslavia. Their histories are examined in this Public Library of Science paper. Here's part of the Reader's Digest version summarizing the Swiss model:

Switzerland is recognized as a country of peace, stability and prosperity. This is surprising because of its linguistic and religious diversity that in other parts of the world lead to conflict and violence. Here we analyze how peaceful stability is maintained. Our analysis shows that peace does not depend on integrated coexistence, but rather on well defined topographical and political boundaries separating groups, allowing for partial autonomy within a single country.
And then there's Yugoslavia:

Our analysis supports the hypothesis that violence between groups can be inhibited by physical and political boundaries. A similar analysis of the area of the former Yugoslavia shows that during widespread ethnic violence existing political boundaries did not coincide with the boundaries of distinct groups, but peace prevailed in specific areas where they did coincide. The success of peace in Switzerland may serve as a model to resolve conflict in other ethnically diverse countries and regions of the world.
Which should we choose? Well, I'm not one to try to sway opinions (what? me?) but let's keep this in mind: Switzerland today is peaceful and prosperous, while Yugoslavia self-destructed in 1990.

Which shall it be? Which shall it be?

UPDATE:: This story from the Washington Times suggests which way DC plans to go: Memo outlines Obama’s plan to use the military against citizens

"We're all racists now"

Good fences make good neighbors, and multiculturalism makes demographic time bombs. This essay from The Telegraph notes that while the British government has warped many young people into a generation of treacherous little Morozovs, it has also engineered a massive backlash against multiculturalism:

As shell-shocked politicians from the main parties struggle to discern the causes of Ukip’s deafening electoral success, here’s a tip: look in the mirror, chaps! It is politicians, not the British people, who are to blame for a resurgence in racism; politicians who have ignored public opinion and created the conditions in which resentments fester and grow. Specifically, though not exclusively, it is New Labour who welcomed workers from the new, accession countries of the EU at a time when countries such as France and Germany wisely exercised their right to keep them out for another seven years.

According to Jack Straw, this was a “spectacular” error. And Jack should know, because he was Home Secretary at the time. The plan of Tony Blair’s government, as laid bare by Andrew Neather, then a Blair speechwriter, was to banish that old, hideously white, retrograde England and usher in a new, vibrant, multicultural country which, rather conveniently, would vote Labour.
That's pretty much the plan of the Democratic Party here in the former America. The crucial question is, Have we learned our lesson in time?

Waves of immigrant minors present crisis for Obama, Congress

Don't look now, but we're being invaded. What's worse, guess who's footing the bill? We are:

Tens of thousands of children unaccompanied by parents or relatives are flooding across the southern U.S. border illegally, forcing the Obama administration and Congress to grapple with both a humanitarian crisis and a budget dilemma.

An estimated 60,000 such children will pour into the United States this year, according to the administration, up from about 6,000 in 2011. Now, Washington is trying to figure out how to pay for their food, housing and transportation once they are taken into custody.

The flow is expected to grow. The number of unaccompanied, undocumented immigrants who are under 18 will likely double in 2015 to nearly 130,000 and cost U.S. taxpayers $2 billion, up from $868 million this year, according to administration estimates.
Does anyone really think this flood will end by granting amnesty to all those who've already broken our immigration laws? No, it will merely encourage hundreds of thousands more.

Where will this end? It can only end with the United States - the United States of Aztlan:

Californians Ready To Secede

Are we ready for the State of Jefferson? Some of the rural, conservative northern counties of California have had enough of Sacramento and its socialistic and financially irresponsible projects, and are contemplating breaking away from the southern part of the State.

This is no surprise. There are over 40 million foreigners in this country (or so we think!) and California has more foreign-born residents than any other State. The implications for increasing ethnic friction and disunity are obvious to everyone but editorial writers and politicians.

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014, ctd.

Gail Jarvis compares the works of Maya Angelou and William Wordsworth. Hilarity ensues.

The Real Maya Angelou

Loyal reader Alex sends this:

Dear Old Rebel:

Now that Maya Angelou's body now as cold as her heart has always been to traditional white folks, innumerable sales clerks, waiters, and other service personnel in Winston-Salem, North Carolina can now rest easier.

Her imperious wrath, petulance, irrationality, and just plain evil behavior were legendary to those of us who endured contact with her and her equally insufferable posse. To the chattering classes she was a saint and a genius. To common folk like me and my wife she was just a former hooker who swindled her way to the seats of power. The lone individual who had the courage to point out just a bit of her folly in print was the editor of a short-lived consevative student newspaper at Wake Forest University who then became persona non grata. A shortened version was published later by The American Spectator.

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014

A great voice falls silent, says CNN, which also hails Maya Angelou as a "legend."

"All of the writers of my generation must honor the ground broken by Dr. Maya Angelou," author Tayari Jones posted on her Facebook page Wednesday.

Not to be outdone, my alma mater issued this fawning statement:

Today members of the Wake Forest University community mourn the loss of beloved poet, author, actress, civil rights activist and professor Dr. Maya Angelou.

Dr. Angelou was a national treasure whose life and teachings inspired millions around the world, including countless students, faculty, and staff at Wake Forest, where she served as Reynolds Professor of American Studies since 1982.

“Maya Angelou has been a towering figure — at Wake Forest and in American culture. She had a profound influence in civil rights and racial reconciliation,” said President Nathan Hatch. “We will miss profoundly her lyrical voice and always keen insights.”
"National treasure"? A "legend"? "Beloved"? Yeah.

I graduated from Wake Forest years before Maya Angelou joined as a professor (despite her lack of degrees), but contacts there have told me she was regarded as imperious and egotistical. The best treatment of the Maya Angelou mythos comes from The Onion:

Reading like a veritable who's-who of the nation's political, literary, academic and daytime-television elite, the event's star-studded guest list included such notables as Susan Sarandon, Henry Louis Gates, Fiona Apple, Oprah Winfrey and first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, who described Angelou in her keynote address as "courageous and black."

"Maya Angelou is not merely a courageous literary figure, she is also an extremely black person, with an overall skin tone far darker in hue than that of a person of European descent," Clinton said. She went on to note that Angelou, author of such mediocre works as I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, And Still I Rise, and On The Pulse Of The Morning, President Clinton's 1992 inaugural poem, has been "black since birth." ...

Alternative-rock singer Fiona Apple—who, like millions of other semi-educated, emotionally unstable young white women, cites Angelou as a "major influence"—also paid tribute to the poet, dedicating to Angelou a spoken-word recitation of her song "Criminal," throughout which she contorted and leered sexually at the audience.
Mediocrity plus pomposity is a winning combination these days.

Quote of the day

"This was the tragic fallacy which brought on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the twentieth century; those noble experiments failed because the people had been led to believe that they could simply vote for whatever they wanted and get it, without toil, without sweat, without tears." Robert Heinlein

Why War Is Inevitable

What two countries are viewed by the rest of the world as the "greatest threats to peace"? Iran, which hasn't invaded anyone in hundreds of years? Puny North Korea, the Crazy Cat Lady of nations? No, it's nuclear Israel and imperial DC that people fear, and for good reason. And as Paul Craig Roberts explains, DC will continue to be the world's greatest source of terror and mayhem. DC's propaganda about it fighting in the name of self-defense and spreading freedom is just that, propaganda attempting to cover a history of aggression and greed:

None of America’s wars had anything to do with keeping America free. To the contrary, the wars swept away our civil liberties, making us unfree.

President Lincoln issued an executive order for the arrest and imprisonment of northern newspaper reporters and editors. He shut down 300 northern newspapers and held 14,000 political prisoners. Lincoln arrested war critic US Representative Clement Vallandigham from Ohio and exiled him to the Confederacy. President Woodrow Wilson used WWI to suppress free speech, and President Franklin D. Roosevelt used WWII to intern 120,000 US citizens of Japanese descent on the grounds that race made them suspect. Professor Samuel Walker concluded that President George W. Bush used the “war on terror” for an across the board assault on US civil liberty, making the Bush regime the greatest danger American liberty has ever faced.
I'll occasionally get an email from a leftist or housebroken "conservative" demanding to know what will happen to oppressed brown people without DC's interventions. I'll reply that hundreds of thousands of them will no longer be liberated to death, and the conversation quickly ends.

Dr Michael Hill on The Alan Colmes Show

The president of the League of the South, Dr. Michael Hill, was a guest on Fox News’ The Alan Colmes Show last night. The question posed to Dr. Hill: "Should the South secede"?

Click here for the link.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

How about a Memorial Day reality check?

Russell D. Longcore has the definitive response to the Empire's "Memorial Day," which should be called "Worship War Day." A classic from DumpDC.

Thanks to loyal reader Earl for the heads up!

A Reparations Plan That Makes Sense

Yes, you read that correctly - in response to a nearly unreadable and error-packed screed from The Atlantic's chief racial scold, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Jim Goad now agrees to reparations for African-Americans. His logic is unassailable:

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word “reparation” is derived from a Latin word meaning to “restore” or “repair.” So if you want to get literal and borderline Aspergery about it, real reparations would consist of returning African Americans to roughly the state they’d be in if they’d never been plucked from their ancestral homelands. If ex-Africans have truly been damaged by being transported to America and increasing their numbers a hundredfold in the process, it would stand to reason that they’d currently be doing better in Africa. ...

So if you’re keen to “repair” or “restore” American blacks’ conditions to what they’d be if they were never captured and enslaved, you’d have to severely inflate their infant-mortality rate, slash their life expectancy by 10-20 years, and reduce their income by anywhere from 65% to 93%. Otherwise, shut your whiny mouth and acknowledge how truly privileged blacks are to live in America.
Be sure to read the whole thing. This is Goad at his best.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Flemish separatists are big winners in Belgian election

Amidst the roar and rumble of the European "earthquake" caused by popular backlash against Third-World immigration, there's another force asserting itself in European politics, and that's the return of the nation state. Here's more good news, this time from little Belgium, where the Flemish people are fighting for self-determination:

A party that wants to dissolve Belgium was the chief winner of a parliamentary election on Sunday, setting the scene for months of deadlock before a new government can be formed.

With about 80 percent of votes counted, the opposition N-VA (New Flemish Alliance), had secured a third of the votes from the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders, the economic powerhouse in the north where some 60 percent of Belgians live.
The old model of the centralized, ideology-based superstate of the 19th and 20th centuries is dying. Good riddance!

An 'earthquake' shakes up the globalists in Europe

Has Europe found its will to live? The dramatic results of yesterday's European elections offer a surge of real hope:

Marine Le Pen's far right National Front scored a stunning first victory in European Parliament elections in France on Sunday as critics of the European Union registered a continent-wide protest vote against austerity and mass unemployment.

Without waiting for the final result, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls went on television to call the breakthrough by the anti-immigration, anti-euro party in one of the EU's founding nations "an earthquake" for France and Europe.
How about that? Parties and ideas that were once relegated to "the fringe" are now sweeping the electorate and winning at the polls. The spirit of Charles Martel lives on. Know hope.

Some Anti-Memorial Day Remembrances

Thomas DiLorenzo reminds us of why we don't celebrate the Empire's Memorial Day:

The only two just, defensive wars in American history were the American Revolution and the South’s side during the War to Prevent Southern Independence. Since there are no longer any “Civil War” veterans alive today, you would only be making a fool of yourself by saying “thank you for your service” to any veteran on Memorial Day — or any other day.

Who said bipartisanship was dead in Washington?

Ted Rall says DC is NOT hopelessly gridlocked - it functions just fine at the things that are important to DC, and that's the preservation and extension of its own power:

The USA Freedom Bill was presented as a means to rein in some of the NSA’s privacy violations. But when the Obama Administration asked nicely, a bipartisan coalition of Democrats and Republicans agreed to make the reform toothless and thus worthless.
That's the perfect image of DC. Bipartisan, multicultural, and united in its aim to reconstruct the world in its own image - that's the DC Empire.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Santa Barbara shooter had history of posting racist, misogynist comments on hate site

Does the above headline send shivers down your back? Good. That means it worked.

The ghouls at the Southern Poverty Law Center rake in their millions by trolling the news for tragedies, selecting facts out of context, and spicing up the story with their own special spin. Then it's a simple matter of contacting their secretarial pool (aka, the mainstream media) and releasing their lurid tales to a breathless public. Et voila - everyone's talking about how another dangerous racist has terrorized our multicultural utopia. In their next fundraising letter, the SPLC will conflate neo-Nazis with immigration control activists, conservatives, and critics of big government as "haters" and "racists" inflamed by uncontrolled "hate speech" (aka, non-leftist speech).

The latest example is Elliott Rodger, a mass-murderer who killed nine people in Santa Barbara on Friday:

According to the hate-tracking Southern Poverty Law Center, alleged Santa Barbara shooter Elliott Rodger had a history of posting misogynist and racist comments on anti-woman website PuaHate.com. ...

According to the SPLC, Rodger posted comments in January, beginning with “Saw a black guy sitting with 4 white girls,” causing him to admit his frustration over white women socializing with minority men.
But even a cursory examination of this troubled young man reveals a delusional, frustrated sociopath who resented all women who rejected him and the men who dated them. In his seething manifesto, Rodger threatened to "slaughter every single blonde s**t I see."

Does that sound like something a white "racist" would say? No matter. The SPLC will go on with its fear-mongering fundraising, and the mainstream media will go on transcribing SPLC releases.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Comment of the day

After reading my post Silver or Lead, Loyal Reader Alex had a question:

"Golly, I wonder if Lamar Advertising removed this bit of unpaid-for and un-contracted advertising as swiftly as they removed the billboard paid for and contracted by the League of the South in Montgomery Alabama?"

"Silver or Lead"?

Mexican drug cartels are known for threatening government officials and businessmen to either take a bribe and play along with them, or die - "Silver or Lead." Thanks to the porous US-Mexican border, these cartels are now able to flex their muscle north of the Rio Grande. Here's the latest example:

This is cultural displacement at work, folks. Better brace yourselves for more.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Just another day in post-America America

In Brooklyn, a Muslim immigrant beat his wife to death for failing to cook the meal he asked for. Now he's claiming it's no biggie for a husband to beat his wife where he comes from, and therefore murder charges should not apply. From the New York Post:

A Pakistani immigrant beat his wife to death in their Brooklyn home after she made the mistake of cooking him lentils for dinner instead of the hearty meal of goat meat that he craved, according to court papers. ...

Defense attorney Julie Clark admitted Hussain beat his wife — but argued that he is guilty of only manslaughter because he didn’t intend to kill her. In Pakistan, Clark said, beating one’s wife is customary.

“He comes from a culture where he thinks this is appropriate conduct, where he can hit his wife,” Clark said in her opening statements at the Brooklyn Supreme Court bench trial. “He culturally believed he had the right to hit his wife and discipline his wife.”
Better get used to seeing this kind of talk about behavior Westerners find repugnant. After all, who are we to object to the cultural practices of whoever decides to migrate here and enrich us with exotic new ways of thinking? So lie back and enjoy the vibrancy. You know the penalty for opening your mouth.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

How to debate secessionists, Montgomery style

Then and now

Pentagon looks to enlist young illegal alien ‘dreamers’ into military

The Defense Department said Monday it is looking at expanding its application pool by letting some young illegal immigrants join the military, in what could be another tool for an Obama administration seeking unilateral steps to take on immigration reform.

Immigrant rights advocates are pleading with the Pentagon to declare “dreamers” to be vital to the national interest, which would allow them to enlist in the military under a special program that grants non-immigrants a quick pathway to citizenship in exchange for years of military service.

History.com on "Why Rome Fell":

"For most of its history, Rome’s military was the envy of the ancient world. But during the decline, the makeup of the once mighty legions began to change. Unable to recruit enough soldiers from the Roman citizenry, emperors like Diocletian and Constantine began hiring foreign mercenaries to prop up their armies. The ranks of the legions eventually swelled with Germanic Goths and other barbarians."

League of South president wants 'Secede' billboard restored on I-85 in Montgomery

Now news aggregator memeorandum is spreading the word about the League of the South billboard being taken down in Montgomery. Drudge has already covered the story. This publicity bonanza will inspire more people to wonder why there are so many independence movements forming around the world.

But apologists for the Empire have nothing to worry about. Just suppress any discussion about the catastrophes caused by an overgrown, out-of-control central government (citizen surveillance, perpetual war, etc) and folks will just settle down and forget all the talk about self-determination and liberty.

Or so they think. Tick, tock ...

School Cancels Honors Night

Discrimination is bad. To say that some people are smarter, prettier, or stronger than others reinforces arbitrary social constructs that perpetuate inequality.

And to publicly declare that some students out-perform others is double-plus bad, because that reinforces traditional biases about hierarchy and oppression in our impressionable and delicate young people. So a special night to honor high-performing students at a government school definitely sends the wrong message. After unnamed "members of the community" whined about the "exclusive" nature of a school's "Honors Night," administrators of Cole Middle School in East Greenwich, Rhode Island did the only thing they could do, and that was to stop honoring excellence:

Citing concerns about the "exclusive nature" of the annual honors night at Archie R. Cole Middle School, school officials have decided to scrap the tradition.

Instead, students who would normally be recognized at the annual spring tradition will be honored during team-based recognition ceremonies and graduation.

The notice was sent to parents over the weekend in an e-mail signed by School Principal Alexis Meyer and Assistant Principal Dan Seger.

"Members of the school community have long expressed concerns related to the exclusive nature of Honors Night," the email stated.
Thing is, if we cannot discriminate between good students and poor ones, what's next? Any kind of discrimination will be banned. Who's to say that a heterosexual relationship is superior to any kind of deviancy one can imagine? (And some people have some very strange imaginations.) When the ruling ideology declares all standards are unfair to the mediocre and bizarre, guess what kind of society you get?

Better yet, don't guess. Just open a newspaper or take a look around the local mall, and you'll see what happens.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

This day in history

In 1775, the Mecklenburg Resolves declared North Carolina free and independent from the British Crown:

Whereas by an Address presented to his Majesty by both Houses of Parliament in February last, the American Colonies are declared to be in a State of actual Rebellion, we conceive that all Laws and Commissions confirmed by, or derived from the Authority of the King or Parliament, are annulled and vacated, and the former civil Constitution of these Colonies for the present wholly suspended.
In 1861, North Carolina voted to secede from the Union.

In 2002, Christian East Timor seceded from predominantly Muslim Indonesia.

May 20 - a good day to secede.

No Evidence of a STEM Worker Shortage

Greedy globalist corporations can't get enough cheap, exploitable labor. That's why they're sounding the (false) alarm about a shortage of qualified technical workers. The implication is that Americans aren't as smart as anyone from any other country. In fact, this so-called shortage is nothing but an excuse to pay workers even less and fatten CEO bonuses. From the Center for Immigration Studies:

While employers argue that there are not enough workers with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) degrees, a new analysis of government data by the Center for Immigration Studies finds no evidence that a general shortage of such workers exists. Consistent with most research on the subject, the findings show that the country has more than twice as many people with STEM degrees as there are STEM jobs. Also consistent with most other research on the subject, we find only modest levels of wage growth for such workers for more than a decade. Both employment and wage data indicate STEM workers are not in short supply in the United States.
Meanwhile, leftists howl about the "war on the middle class" and the wage stagnation that keeps workers locked in a continuing cycle of inflation and the erosion of job benefits. Yet, these same leftists demand even higher levels of immigration, which directly impacts the wages of working Americans.

I'm so old I can remember when leftists cared about workers.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Lamar Advertising Takes Down "Secession" Billboard

The League of the South billboard is now a national news story. Even Drudge has posted it.

There's nothing quite like free publicity. "Secession? Well, now that you mention it ..."

Tick, tock ...

High Cotton Book Reviews

Political secession depends on cultural secession. (Think: Irish Hedge Schools.) The prolific and tireless Connie Chastain is behind a wonderful new web site dedicated to reviewing books by Southern authors. You can promote Southern culture by putting High Cotton Book Reviews on your favorites list and buying the books reviewed there.

The Green March of 2014

Don't look now, but we're being overrun by illegal immigrants from Latin America. And no, this isn't the opinion of VDare or FAIR but the New York Times:

Last weekend alone, more than 1,000 unaccompanied youths were being held at overflowing border stations in South Texas, officials said.

The flow of child migrants has been building since 2011, when 4,059 unaccompanied youths were apprehended by border agents. Last year more than 21,000 minors were caught, and Border Patrol officials had said they were expecting more than 60,000 this year. But that projection has already been exceeded.

By law, unaccompanied children caught crossing illegally from countries other than Mexico are treated differently from other migrants. After being apprehended by the Border Patrol, they must be turned over within 72 hours to a refugee resettlement office that is part of the Health Department.
What's the one fool-proof, most direct way to create a pro-socialist, pro-immigration majority in this country? Simple - just import a new people that will support such an agenda. Demographic revolution isn't anything new. In 1975, an unarmed exodus of Moroccans was able to tip the scales in favor of what was once Spanish Sahara to become part of Morocco:

The Green March was a mass trek of 350,000 Moroccans into Western Sahara (former Spanish Sahara) on November 6, 1975 to claim the mostly desert territory from a regional insurgency and to declare control over the territory as a contiguous and connected subset of a “Greater Morocco.” The “march” allowed the Moroccan state to triumph over countries in the Western Sahara region, which was contested by the Polisario Front, an acronym for the Popular Front for the Liberation of Saguia el-Hamra and Río de Oro (Frente Popular de Liberación de Saguía el Hamra y Río de Oro), a national liberation organization formed by Moroccan students of Sahrawi descent. While neighboring Algeria and Mauritania claimed the territory, the Green March proved decisive in consolidating a large territory of 103,000 square miles with fewer than 500,000 people composed of Sahrawi and Moroccan descendants. The goal of Moroccan King Hassan II was to present the world with a fait accompli occupation that would be irreversible.
I can just hear the Koch Brothers, Mark Zuckerberg, and all the other billionaires sniggering with delight at the prospect of all that cheap, exploitable labor rushing into their arms.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Please sign the petition asking Lamar Advertising to honor its agreement

Petitioning Adam Freeman

This petition will be delivered to:

Lamar Advertising Montgomery, Al.

Adam Freeman

Honor your agreement and do not remove the League of the South's "Secede" billboard.

Click here to sign! Thank you.

League of the South puts up 'Secede' billboard on I-85 in Montgomery

Let's shake things up a bit, shall we? From Al.com:

The League of the South has put up a billboard on Interstate 85 near downtown Montgomery with a one word message: Secede. ...

Michael Hill, president of the league, said the billboard is the second of the campaign. Another 'Secede' billboard was posted in Tallahassee, Fla. And a third is planned for Atlanta this summer, Hill said.

Hill said the goal is to raise awareness of the league, attract people to its website and calls to its office seeking more information. He said the one-word message seems like a good way to do that.
Will the billboard get folks talking about secession? Judging from the comments section of this article alone - 393 reader comments in a rousing discussion - I'd say it's already worked. The genie is out of the bottle.

Tick-tock...

Saturday, May 17, 2014

‘Secede’ billboard goes up in Montgomery

The last billboard campaign in Florida was so much fun, let's do it again! From the Southern Nationalist Network:

The League of the South has unveiled its second ‘secede’ billboard, this time in Montgomery, Alabama. The first ‘secede’ billboard went up in Tallahassee, Florida, provoked a response from the Florida Chamber of Commerce (which put up its own ‘succeed’ billboard nearby), made television news and was covered by many media outlets. The latest League billboard comes on the heels of a successful demonstration in Montgomery against the Southern Poverty Law Center, a far-Left and anti-White organisation which is currently suing the State in Federal court because of its popular law defining marriage in traditional terms. That demonstration was covered by newspapers from San Francisco to Boston and by local television and radio stations as well. On June 27-28 the League will hold its national conference in nearby Wetumpka, Alabama.

Friday, May 16, 2014

60th Anniversary of Brown Vs. Board of Education

Gail Jarvis turns his eye on the Brown vs. Board decision. We're assured this was a wonderful thing, but as Jarvis points out, the actual results have not been all that wonderful. From the Canada Free Press:

The Brown decision brings to mind the following quote from James Russell Lowell: “Among the lessons taught by the French Revolution there is none sadder or more striking than this, that you may make everything else out of the passions of men except a political system that will work, and that there is nothing so pitilessly and unconsciously cruel as sincerity formulated into dogma.” - Wise words indeed. “Sincerity formulated into dogma” certainly characterizes the Brown decision. It might have been based on good intentions, but attempts to accomplish its idyllic goals actually did more harm than good.
“Sincerity formulated into dogma” could just as well describe not just the French Revolution, but the Russian, Chinese, and Cambodian revolutions too. Otherworldly ideas imposed on flesh and blood do not yield paradise, but mayhem.

What Science Says About Race and Genetics

Nicholas Wade, writing in Time Magazine (yes, Time Magazine!), explains why racial issues won't go away despite billions spent on remedial programs and propagandizing:

Analysis of genomes from around the world establishes that there is a biological basis for race, despite the official statements to the contrary of leading social science organizations. ...

The three principal races are Africans (those who live south of the Sahara), East Asians (Chinese, Japanese, and Koreans), and Caucasians (Europeans and the peoples of the Near East and the Indian subcontinent). In each of these races, a different set of genes has been changed by natural selection. This is just what would be expected for populations that had to adapt to different challenges on each continent. The genes specially affected by natural selection control not only expected traits like skin color and nutritional metabolism, but also some aspects of brain function. Though the role of these selected brain genes is not yet understood, the obvious truth is that genes affecting the brain are just as much subject to natural selection as any other category of gene.
DC's domestic and foreign policies are based on the equality of all peoples. Any manifestation of inequality is an excuse for intervention. What better way to expand the power of the central government than a never-ending quest for the impossible?

The Cultural Marxists and the defenders of empire will have no response to Wade's argument other than to stomp their feet and yell "Racist!" This promises to be an entertaining show.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

This day in history

In 1776, Virginia declared its independence from Britain. Virginia's revolutionary Convention adopted resolutions for a declaration of rights, a permanent republican constitution, and federal and treaty relationships with other States and foreign countries.

School segregation returns

Like the felon in Georgia who demands taxpayers supply him with injections to keep his Y chromosome at bay, government schools require continued federal intervention to keep them integrated. This report reveals that segregation in the schools has returned, despite all the busing, despite all the propaganda about the endless benefits of "diversity."

It's interesting that the most segregated schools are in New York. But what do you want to bet this won't stop Yankees from portraying the South as discriminatory and "racist"?

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Why We Observe Confederate Memorial Day

The reason is simple: Every people can look back proudly to heroes who sacrificed all for the future. The future our ancestors fought for is here, which means there are fresh battles to be fought and new causes to be won. From the Augusta, Georgia Sons of Confederate Veterans newsletter.

McCain: Send U.S. Special Forces to Rescue Nigerian Girls

The senile senior senator from Arizona wants Team America to blunder into yet another dispute that is NONE OF DC'S BUSINESS. This time, Yosemite John thinks we need to send in the Green Berets to rescue kidnapped Nigerian school girls:

“If they knew where they were, I certainly would send in U.S. troops to rescue them, in a New York minute I would, without permission of the host country,” McCain told The Daily Beast on Tuesday. “I wouldn’t be waiting for some kind of permission from some guy named Goodluck Jonathan,” he added, referring to the president of Nigeria.
Of course, Boko Haram, the group behind the kidnappings, has the clout it presently enjoys BECAUSE of popular resentment against past U.S. meddling in Africa. Its goals are to preserve their traditional culture against Western powers, much like the Jewish Zealots who resisted Hellenization.

The American Republic Is Dead

Justin Raimondo decides he can no longer ignore the facts. And neither should we: The Republic of Republics the Founders placed their hopes on has died. In its place is a ruthless empire of surveillance and control:

We’ve been told that the rationale for this all-pervasive surveillance is to target "terrorists" and protect the country from their evil plots: but if the reality is that they’re going after garden-variety "radicals," i.e. targeting Americans because of their political views – and getting away with it – then we are living in a police state no better (and in some ways worse) than anything the world has yet seen.

The NSA’s "new collection posture," as shown in the NSA documents reproduced in Greenwald’s book, is: "Sniff it all, know it all, collect it all, process it all, exploit it all, partner it all." In short, they aim to abolish the concept of privacy – and if they are now targeting political "radicalizers," as one of their documents puts it – not Al Qaeda, but American political dissidents – then our old republic is no more. The Constitution means nothing: the Bill of Rights is abolished, and we are living under a de facto "democratic" dictatorship.
Both the regime's scribes in the corporate media and its outsourced propaganda mills, such as the SPLC, routinely brand those who oppose the ruling elite as unbalanced "extremists" plotting mass murder. It's a lie, and they know it - but it makes good copy, it silences many dissidents, and it pays.

The question, Raimondo wonders, is how long this can go on. How long indeed.

SPLC to Georgia: Give transgender inmate hormone treatment or we’ll sue

The Southern Poverty Law Center, always on the, uh, cutting edge of civil rights, is now championing men who like to pretend to be women. And not just any man who needs constant injections to keep up the appearance, but convicted criminals demanding taxpayer dollars to finance their fantasies:

The Southern Poverty Law Center is threatening to sue in federal court if Georgia prison officials don’t provide hormone treatment for a transgender inmate. ...

Diamond is being held in the Valdosta State Prison on burglary, theft and entering a vehicle charges, state records show. She started receiving hormone treatment at the age of 17, according to the SPLC. She stopped receiving the treatment two years ago, when she was sent to prison at the age of 34.
The SPLC claims a sense of urgency in forcing Georgia officials to pay for their client's cosmetic treatment:

Diamond’s body has “changed dramatically” since she stopped receiving her treatment, according to the SPLC. Her voice has deepened and she has grown facial hair.
In other words, Mother Nature continues to reassert herself despite the fake female felon's masquerade. To paraphrase Horace, you can cover up Nature with injections, but she keeps coming back.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Germany's youth rebels against EU

There's good news out there if you know where to look - and don't believe the corporate media, which is nothing but a secretarial pool for the globalist elite's spin machine. In fact, more and more young people simply aren't buying the party line about the "morality" of surrendering identity, heritage, and patriotism to a faceless, nameless, one-world regime. For starters, check out Germany's Junge Alternative (JA), or Young Alternative:

Germany's Junge Alternative (JA), or Young Alternative, may be dissidents - a Eurosceptic youth movement determined to overturn Germany's long-standing pro-European orthodoxy - but they are very conservative ones, advocating a crackdown on immigration and crime.

In fact their stance has earned them a particularly bad rap from the national press. In the short year since the group's launch last June, the JA have repeatedly been accused of being "too far right", politically regressive and anti-feminist.

The organisation is linked to the country's first Eurosceptic party in decades, the Alternative fuer Deutschland (AfD), or Alternative for Germany, which wants the euro broken up.

But it remains an independent movement and even the groundbreaking AfD regards it as something of an unruly offspring.
Sometimes "an unruly offspring" is exactly what a country needs. Be sure to read the whole thing. You'll be glad you did.

Feds released hundreds of immigrant murderers, drunk drivers, sex-crimes convicts

We're becoming more vibrant every day, thanks to the tireless efforts of our moral and intellectual superiors in DC. Silly me - if I were in charge, I'd deport violent criminals who've sneaked into this country. I, of course, fail to grasp how folks like this add to the rich tapestry that is 21st-century Rome America:

Immigration officials knowingly released dozens of murderers back into the U.S. in 2013, according to Obama administration statistics detailing all of the criminal convictions of the more than 36,000 immigrants released from custody last year.

The numbers show that the criminals released by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had amassed more than 15,000 drunken-driving convictions, 1,317 domestic violence convictions, 727 sex crimes convictions and even four that the statistics listed as “treason, sabotage.”
Aren't you glad Obama's in charge and not me?

#BringBackOurGirls

Anything, anywhere in the world that's bad MUST be made right by the Doers of Good ® in DC. That makes everything and everyone DC's business. Michelle Obama heartily agrees it's her husband's duty to rescue Nigerian girls kidnapped by, uh, mysterious extremists of no discernible religious views:

Michelle Obama has taken the unique step of delivering her husband's weekly presidential address to express outrage at the kidnapping of the Nigerian schoolgirls. ...

"I want you to know that Barack has directed our government to do everything possible to support the Nigerian government's efforts to find these girls and bring them home. In these girls, Barack and I see our own daughters. We see their hopes, their dreams, and we can only imagine the anguish their parents are feeling right now."
Why, these girls could be Trayvon's sisters.

Since no crisis should go to waste, what do you want to bet this kidnapping becomes the justification for importing a few dozen boatloads of Nigerian immigrants? After all, we have limitless capacity here in this country, and it is our obligation to do whatever we can for OUR GIRLS. Because America.

400 US Mercenaries in Ukraine to Fight Protesters

Uncle Sam has quite a rap sheet. Ukraine, Nigeria, Yemen, Libya - wherever there's bloodshed, the Evil Empire has a hand in it, relentlessly expanding its power and reach. And in those rare instances where DC's minions didn't spark a conflict, we have brave he-men like Li'l Lindsey Graham clamoring for the US to stick its nose into other people's affairs. Your tax dollars at work.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Israeli Military ‘Broke,’ Seeks Billions More in US Aid

Of course, any US taxpayer who objects to pumping more billions to a foreign country can only be motivated by anti-Semitism. What else could explain it?

Quote of the day

"I have always said I believe that the speaker, in all sincerity, wants to pass a comprehensive immigration reform. When he put forth the principles, he ran it up the flagpole, we saluted." Nancy Pelosi, on her new BFF, John Boehner.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Walter Jones Repels a War Party Attack

Pat Buchanan takes a look at a real conservative, Walter Jones of North Carolina:

Walter Jones is a pro-peace conservative, a principled patriot who votes his convictions, puts his country first, and refuses to take dictation from the War Party.

And that is why the War Party front, the “Emergency Committee for Israel,” chaired by Bill Kristol, leading tub-thumper for a war that cost 4,500 American lives, funneled hundreds of thousands into attack ads in one Congressional District in North Carolina to kill the career of one congressman.

And that is why Ending Spending Action Fund, a super PAC led by billionaire Joe Ricketts and backed by the Macau-Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, dumped scores of thousands into the 3rd District to deceive voters into believing that Walter Jones is a liberal.
Why did the Republican establishment try to bring Jones down? Because unlike them, Walter Jones is a real conservative.

A real conservative puts his own people first, rather than the interests of a foreign power.
A real conservative opposes amnesty for illegal alien invaders.
A real conservative defends traditional marriage against the Cultural Marxists.

Be sure to read all of Buchanan's fine tribute to a true Southern conservative.

Starry-Eyed Varlet

Here's my review of Reuben, the latest book from Southern novelist Tito Perdue. Countless scenes in this book had me chuckling and thinking. And how many novels feature heroic reactionaries?

League of the South to protest SPLC's attack on marriage

Will wonders ever cease? Here's a report on the League of the South's planned protest against the SPLC that actually sticks to the facts. Notice the article does not include the usual boilerplate that the League of the South is on the SPLC's enemies list as a "hate group" (translation: a group that opposes Cultural Marxism).

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Quote of the day

"There’s still disquiet around the country. There’s an anxiety and sense of frustration. And the reason is, is because people understand that for all that we've done, the challenges out there remain daunting and we have a Washington that's not working." Barack Hussein Obama, on the failing central government in DC.

League of the South Protest Against SPLC

The League of the South will protest the SPLC - Southern Poverty Law Center's lawsuit seeking to overturn Alabama laws that prevent the recognition of same-sex marriages from other States.

When: Friday May 9th 11:00am - 1:00pm

Where: SPLC headquarters 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL

From Dr. Michael Hill:

"Marriage is the God-ordained union between a man and woman. It cannot be otherwise and still be called 'marriage.' What the State of Alabama is seeking to do is to protect that blessed union from being perverted by something God Himself has called an 'abomination.' The SPLC has aligned itself with the forces that seek to overturn God's institution and destroy the family--the building block of our civilization. The League of the South stands with the State of Alabama and her good citizens who wish to uphold the long-standing Christian traditions of marriage and the family."

Contact: Dr. Michael Hill
jmichhill@cs.com
League Of The South

Sorry, America, the New World Order Is Dead

Once again, blatant facts that everyone in the world can see EXCEPT the Masters of the Universe in DC are asserting themselves, leaving the self-proclaimed Masters in total confusion. By the way, this is from Foreign Policy:

As Moscow continues to threaten a broader invasion -- most recently demanding that Kiev withdraw its troops from eastern Ukraine -- America's indignant response reveals a great deal about how its leaders think about international norms.

Unfortunately, it is the Americans, not the Russians, who are trapped in a time warp. They believe that the legal norms promoted by the United States during its brief period of global hegemony -- which started in 1991 and has eroded over the last decade -- are still in force. They aren't.
If your operating theories aren't in line with reality, guess which has to be adjusted? For too long, DC has dictated that reality must be adjusted. But DC's time is up.

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Antiwar Rep. Walter Jones Beats Neocon-Backed GOP Rival

Bad news for the Empire, good news for patriots:

Strongly antiwar incumbent Rep. Walter Jones (R – NC) has won a hotly contested primary tonight, defeating a challenge from hawkish challenger and former Treasury Dept. official Taylor Griffin 51% to 45%.

A Congressman since 1995, Rep. Jones was challenged almost exclusively on his foreign policy positions, including his opposition to various US wars and foreign aid to Israel.

Griffin, by contrast, was heavily bankrolled by the Emergency Committee for Israel and the Ending Spending Fund SuperPAC, who put in over $1 million combined, though his own campaign site made scant mention of foreign policy, beyond presenting a big military as good for the district’s economy.
Heh. That sputtering sound you hear is the War Party denouncing Jones of being "anti-Semitic" for beating a candidate blessed by the "Emergency Committee for Israel."

Remember the Alamo!

Clyde Wilson takes on the court historians who dismiss those who opposed the present regime as the products of fever dreams of an out-of-fashion race. From The Abbeville Institute:

“Myth” is now the fashionable all-inclusive term for any history that records real historical achievements and greatness. For instance, every two-bit historian now dismisses any reference to the heroism of the Confederate struggle for independence as “the Lost Cause Myth.” No matter how actually ignorant he may be about the subject, he asserts this with the confidence of sublime expertise. One alleged historian on the History Channel recently proclaimed that there were no atrocities by Sherman’s army in Georgia and South Carolina in 1864-65, despite literally overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Just another malicious Southern myth it seems.
In fact, says Wilson, great deeds by great men are facts of history, history that both inspires and guides us.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

This day in history

In 1999, Scotland elected its first separate parliament in three centuries.

And in September, Scots get to vote on REAL independence. So when do we get OUR vote?

Why we will win

I've referred to Marxists.org to nail down quotes. It's the ultimate online resource of all of Karl Marx's writings.

But the "socialist" group that claims the rights to Marx's works has informed Marxists.org to take down the site. Copyright infringement, you see.

Yeah, better respect the property rights of Marxists. Too funny!

Poll: Most Americans View Feds as Threat to Liberty

Here we go again: That "extremist" League of the South has been vindicated, with a majority - that's a MAJORITY - now agreeing with us that the central government is a threat to liberty:

The Founding Fathers created the U.S. government for the express purpose of securing the God-given individual rights of Americans, according to the Declaration of Independence. A poll released last month, however, confirmed yet again that a majority of voters now view the perpetually expanding Leviathan as a threat to those rights and individual liberty. More than one in three Americans even fears the federal government, the recent poll showed, confirming other surveys finding broad public agreement that Washington, D.C., has become dangerous and out of control.

The Rasmussen Reports national survey, released on April 18, also shows that trust in federal authorities is plunging fast. More than two thirds of voters, for example, said they view the federal government as a special interest group primarily concerned with protecting its own interests.
Americans are entirely logical to view the federal government as a threat. What else CAN one conclude of a self-serving, corrupt entity that claims the right to throw someone in prison INDEFINITELY on suspicion? And that it can even assassinate at will in the name of "national security," a power we're supposed to believe WOULD NEVER be used to destroy dissenters or political opponents.

All I can say is, it's about time people opened their eyes.

Monday, May 5, 2014

'Asian carp' gets a makeover in Minn. Senate

Lord help me, this country is going insane. Here's the proof: Fearful the term "Asian carp" may be "hurtful" to some, a legislator in Minnesota is proposing changing the name to "invasive carp."

But wait - why should we demean the Asian carp as "invasive" just because it's taking over the Mississippi and Great Lakes, forcing out native species? After all, fish are fish. We should refer to the Asian carp as an "undocumented fish." No fish is illegal.

Defense bill may be linked to amnesty

How low will the creeps on Capitol Hill go to force amnesty for illegal aliens on its subjects? Their latest notion is a doozy - and look at who's supporting them:

Powerful Democratic senators are considering including a measure in the Senate’s defense authorization bill that would offer legal status to young undocumented immigrants who join the military. ...

But both Durbin and Levin dismissed the argument that the proposal does not belong in the defense policy bill.

“I don’t get it. Why is it unrelated?” Durbin said. “Volunteering for the military in the defense authorization bill? Can’t think of anything that’s more related.”

Durbin and Levin appear to have some key Republican allies in the Senate. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said that it would be a “hard sell” to block the entire defense bill over the immigration measure.

“I think it makes eminent sense,” Graham said. “I think that hopefully it’d be received in a bipartisan fashion. That’s progress.”
Any time the Treason Lobby is active, you can bet Li'l Lindsey Graham will scamper their way. If there was EVER any doubt as to the threat of a standing army, this should convince folks it's the threat Madison and Jefferson told us it would be.

It'll be interesting to see the reaction of the heel-clickers who'll go along with ANYTHING that's peddled as good for Israel or "our boys in uniform." My gut reaction is they'll swallow this latest pack of lies, support the bill, and swear it's the patriotic thing to do. Just watch.

Nancy Pelosi: Honor Cinco de Mayo by passing amnesty

Now let me get this straight: Cinco de Mayo celebrates the Mexican militia's victory over an occupying French army. So Nancy Pelosi claims the way to pay tribute to those Mexicans who fought to keep Mexico for Mexicans is for Americans to submit to colonization from Mexico.

Okay. Makes as much sense as anything else coming out of DC these days.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Quote of the day

"The more that history reveals, the more it becomes clear that there has likely never been a foreign intervention that can be justified by its historical justification. Not the Spanish-American War, not World War I, not World War II, and not whatever inventive justification will be served up for World War III." Vox Day

Friday, May 2, 2014

Southern music break

Here's "A Train Robbery" from Levon Helm.

Seek and ye shall verify thine biases

Here's some amazing news - the city council of Durham, North Carolina suspected its police force was infected with racism. This was a job for the Durham Humans Relations Commission! So after an exhaustive and completely objective investigation, guess what? They found racism:

The city’s Human Relations Commission has concluded racial bias and profiling exist within the Durham Police Department and has more than 30 recommendations to address it.

Commission members inserted that conclusion into the introduction of their report on a six-month investigation of alleged racist behavior by police officers.

“Given our research, supported by testimony from Durham citizens, we found the existence of racial bias and profiling present in the Durham Police Department practices,” it says.
As a result, the Durham City Council has 34 new requirements for its clearly racist police force, including something called "a racial equity training program" for all officers.

How objective was this investigation? Check out this remark from Ricky Hart, the chairman of the commission that conducted the investigation:

“How is it you can have 95 percent Caucasian citizens and 85 percent of the crime is being committed by black people?” Hart said, singling out the department’s northernmost operating district for an example. “That doesn’t make sense to me.”
Can't argue with that. Wait a minute - maybe you can. It turns out the district Hart's referring to is actually 37% Black, and Blacks are 57% of the victims of violent crime. The victims of crime in district 2 identified their assailants as Black 68% of the time. The arrest rate for Blacks in that district is 69%.

Oops. Of course, mere facts aren't going to change anyone's mind. Look at the effect they had on Ricky Hart.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Quote of the day

"If anything, the war on terrorism creates an opening for progressives, not closure--indeed, it presents the opportunity of a lifetime. It is a truism of modern politics that war generally mobilizes and helps the democratic left." leftist writer Katrina van den Heuvel, on why the left wins every war.

It's the Centralizers vs. the People

As secession movements pop up all over the globe, the response from the ruling elite is to demonize those who favor self-determination. There's battle lines being drawn:

“In much of the world, small countries are hoping to retain their independence, whilst portions of larger countries are trying to establish their independence,” wrote economist Jeff Thomas in International Man, a finance-oriented publication. “Understandably, they're meeting with resistance, as it's usually the areas that are the net-contributors to the larger economy that seek independence, whilst the areas that are the net-recipients wish to take the conglomerate approach (and to continue to eat their neighbor’s lunch).”

Moves to break away from central governments, Thomas continued, are “invariably a bottom-up effort — created by the people.” Efforts to create “a conglomerate state,” on the other hand, tend to be “top-down — created by the political class,” he said, adding that while in the past that was often done through warfare, today, it often happens via treaties. “Political leaders invariably have an insatiable appetite for gobbling up as much real estate as possible,” Thomas observed.
A political order imposed from above can only be maintained by force and fraud. When the props collapse, when a regime upheld by fear, shame, and threats cannot control its subject population any longer, the old order falls, too. On the other hand, nothing is more durable and sustainable than traditional, organic structures. We're in an age that's reexamining, questioning, and abandoning the moldy, bloated institutions of the 19th and 20th centuries that demand conformity and regimentation.

And we're just getting started.

Thanks to loyal reader Kearney for the link!