The noon press conference was called by a group of activists led by Salaam Ismial, co-chair of the New Jersey Study Commission on Violence, and Abdul Muhammad, a longtime Newark anti-violence activist. In a release announcing the event, the two said they planned to ask Mayor Ras Baraka to "unleash his quality of life plan in addressing ongoing violence facing Newark residents." As the group spoke to reporters, however, a group of Baraka supporters including activist Donna Jackson and Tyrone "Street Counselor" Barnes began heckling and shouting from the base of the steps. It soon evolved into an intense face-off between Jackson and Muhammad, which then erupted into a skirmish between members of the two camps. At one point, Barnes put his hands around Muhammad's neck and pushed him to the ground.The folks of inner-city Newark sure know how to throw a good rally.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Yep, that's the actual headline for a story that would be funny if the implications weren't so chilling. From NJ.com:
"We are the future business owners, the future presidents, the future legislative folks, the future of this country. Like it or not, that’s who we are." - José Hernández-París, the new executive director of La Coalición, the Latin American Coalition of Charlotte, NC.
So much for the Republican Obama.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Uh-oh. Looks like Congress isn't too happy with the NSA spying on its members. Barack
Milhous Hussein Obama might be in hot water. From Politico:
A House panel on Wednesday announced it is seeking information from the Obama administration on U.S. intelligence collection that may have swept up members of Congress. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s announcement comes after a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. collected information on private exchanges between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and members of Congress during ongoing negotiations for a nuclear deal with Iran.Few things are more fascinating than watching a corrupt regime self-destruct. Where's the Jiffy Pop?
Here are a couple of news stories that should keep a lot of people awake at night. The first one hints at what we can expect as government surveillance is increasingly used to keep dissidents in line. Seems Obama's NSA, while keeping tabs on Netanyahu's shady dealings in this country, also picked up shenanigans by US politicians:
The National Security Agency's effort to eavesdrop on communications between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his aides reportedly also captured private conversations involving U.S. lawmakers and members of American Jewish groups. The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday that the NSA's monitoring of such exchanges raised fears that the Obama administration would be accused of spying on Congress, with one official calling it an "oh, s--- moment".And as if that wasn't ominous enough for you, consider this story about how certain members of the US military have actively opposed Obama's Middle East policies:
Barack Obama’s repeated insistence that Bashar al-Assad must leave office – and that there are ‘moderate’ rebel groups in Syria capable of defeating him – has in recent years provoked quiet dissent, and even overt opposition, among some of the most senior officers on the Pentagon’s Joint Staff.As DC's endless wars and demographic reconstruction efforts erode traditional sources of order, we will find ourselves in more and more "oh, s--- moments." Count on it.
I swear, the news is just getting too weird. Check out the latest from Belgium, which seems to have been a staging point for Islamic terror attacks:
Belgian authorities have arrested two people on suspicion of being involved in a plot to attack "emblematic sites" in Belgium's capital during New Year's celebrations, the country's federal prosecutor's office said Tuesday. The men are members of a Muslim biker gang called the Kamikaze Riders and are suspected to have discussed attacking Brussels' Grand Place square and other places where crowds gather as well as police and military facilities, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official told CNN on condition of anonymity.What's next, a Sikh line-dancing club fronting for the CIA? Who knows these days?
Monday, December 28, 2015
No, says Scott Johnson of the Minnesota Star-Tribune. The controversy in Minnesota started when the state's governor, Mark Dayton, challenged "whites, B-plus, Minnesota-born citizens” to either accept another Muslim influx or move to another state. Minnesota's attorney general issued a snarky little warning to the effect that anyone who worried about Muslim immigration was indeed guilty of "Islamophobia." But as Johnson points out, "The terror threat isn't exactly theoretical, so why are state leaders mollycoddling the community where it's most likely to brew?" Good question. Because it's not irrational to call for greater scrutiny of Muslim immigrants when the track record is so stark. As Johnson reminds us:
Ten Minnesota Somalis have now been charged by Luger’s office with seeking to join or support ISIL. Three have pleaded guilty. The charges represent the culmination of a 10-month FBI investigation. Unnamed local mosques figure prominently in the cases. Islam is, of course, a common denominator. The 10 men are all Muslims seeking to join the jihad waged by ISIL. ... Reading the criminal complaints and underlying FBI affidavits supporting the charges in these cases is an alarming experience. The young men who have responded to the call of ISIL are full of hate for Americans and for the U.S. If they choose to act it out somewhere closer to home than Syria, we will have a major problem on our hands. After the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., you’d think it might be time to talk about it.Yeah, you'd think so. Just this weekend, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed caliph of the Islamic State, issued a message that not only called for jihad against the West, but added "waging this battle is a duty upon every Muslim and no one is excused." Notice the caliph didn't aim his message just at subjects of his deranged caliphate, but at "every Muslim." Ignoring a message like that WOULD be irrational.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 28, 2015
Sunday, December 27, 2015
Are we supposed to react to the accusations from Black Lives Matter with instant guilt, or with objectivity? Al Benson Jr. has a pretty good idea of what the activists think.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, December 27, 2015
Saturday, December 26, 2015
Leftist ideology is ideal for those who want to expand Big Government. What better way to justify government's ever-growing appetite than the noble goal of equality? Sure, equality is impossible, but that's a feature of the program, not a bug -- the more unrealistic the goal, the more revenue and authority will be required to implement it. In response to Obama's oh-so-noble diktat to make the empire's armed forces showcases of sexual equality, the Marine Corps checked how other countries are doing. From The Washington Times:
As the Obama administration pressed the military to end all sex segregation, the Marine Corps decided to see for itself how other countries employ women in direct combat — and it has amassed some surprising results over the past two years. In Canada, where a ban was lifted in 1989, the number of women in combat arms remains low and there are no specific physical requirements for any jobs in the Canadian land forces. In Israel, which requires military service of its citizens, women in the vaunted Israel Defense Forces are restricted to serving in two light infantry border units when it comes to direct land combat. These findings, among many others, are part of the Corps' after-action report, one of 21 Marine studies and reviews released by the Pentagon after Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced Dec. 3 that all combat jobs would be opened to women. He overruled the Marine Corps, which sought an exemption for infantry and commando units.So despite the happy talk, reality remains real. I just wonder how many preventable catastrophes it'll take to force us to realize what a blunder we're stumbling into. I am not as optimistic as I once was about the rationality of the American public. Unable to learn from either history or the experiences of others, we'll probably have to squander a lot of lives before we reverse course on this and several other lunatic experiments DC is forcing on us.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, December 26, 2015
Thursday, December 24, 2015
4th Generation Warfare is how conflicts work themselves out these days. As the megastates of the 19th and 20th centuries lose legitimacy and loyalty, people drift toward an ethnic group or religion both for protection and as an expression of identity. When these groups clash, they don't dress up in uniforms or make formal declarations of war; they instead form spontaneous swarms that move in to take what they are after. The video below shows Europe being invaded by an informal but powerful army of Third-World colonizers. Welcome to 4GW:
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wednesday, December 23, 2015
We should all be ashamed at this harsh imposition of Western standards on an immigrant who came to this country seeking -- well, lots of things, some of which he found:
The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office has charged 40-year-old Michael Rodriguez Garcia with rape and sodomy of two minor victims. Garcia, who came to America illegally, was convicted by a jury and sentenced to four life sentences to run concurrently for the rape and sodomy charges. He also received an additional 10 years on the charge of enticing a child for purposes of performing sexual acts.New York -- naturally, New York -- has already bent its archaic, Western values to accommodate immigrants whose culture allowed an uncle and his niece to wed, so it's just a matter of time before Mexican standards for the sexual age of consent, which are as low as 12 in some states, to supplant ours. I mean, who are WE to say how people should behave in this country?
You don't want to miss this fact-based putdown of Brian Levin's Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism.
This amazing piece from Politico argues that Obama, rather than Donald Trump, should be the one addressing whites about immigration. Since whites are fast becoming a minority in their own country, they need someone to calm them down and make them accept their coming minority status. Obama, says the author, can assure whites that this swelling tidal wave of Third-World immigrants is an inevitable phenomenon, you know, like plague, earthquakes, or any other natural disaster, so they might as well pretend to like it. We certainly don't want someone reminding whites they could successfully resist Soros, the Koch Brothers, and all the others slobbering over the prospect of an endless supply of cheap, exploitable labor. That's why Big Business has once again funded their flying monkeys on the left so they can demonize and debilitate those who so much as whimper about this DC-backed demographic revolution. The author even notes that whites are already reeling from their loss of economic security as well as the constant media assault on them and their culture:
According to a study recently released by Princeton University, in an era when mortality rates for nonwhites and young whites are decreasing, middle-aged whites are seeing their mortality rates rise. Much of that is due to suicide, drug addiction, the stress of financial uncertainty, and decreasing mental and physical health.Once a left-leaning, submissive population takes over, DC will be free to expand its self-serving rackets, from tighter control over its subjects, starting with gun confiscation, to launching more predatory wars that fatten the military-industrial complex.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
After some wrangling with the anti-austerity party Podemos, the coalition seeking self-government for Catalonia has achieved a major breakthough. From Reuters:
Pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia struck a deal on Tuesday to form a government, reviving a separatist drive just as Spain faces weeks of uncertainty at a national level following an inconclusive general election. Parties favoring a split between Spain and Catalonia won a majority of seats in a September regional ballot, but divisions between the various movements had undermined their prospect of pushing forward with an independence drive. After initial opposition, Catalan anti-capitalist party CUP said it could now back the head of the regional government, Artur Mas, allowing him to stay on as leader.Don't forget that the Soros crowd bitterly opposes secession. Naturally, the bloated and corrupt establishment is pulling every dirty trick in the book to sideline or wreck the movement toward Catalonian independence. Let's not forget how brutally the dictator Franco suppressed self-determination parties throughout Spain, and that the sell-out, pro-DC Spanish government got Spain involved in the idiotic Iraq war despite 91% of Spaniards opposing it. Spanish collaboration in DC's invasion of Iraq directly led to the Madrid terror bombings, which killed 191 people and wounded 1,800. That's what the corrupt and overgrown megastates keep forcing on their subjects -- repression and endless war. Who can blame the Catalonians for seeking a better way?
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, December 22, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
Received by email from Dan:
Dan Snyder, owner of the NFL Redskins, has announced that the team is dropping "Washington" from the team name, and it will henceforth be simply known as "The Redskins." It was reported that he finds the word 'Washington' imparts a negative image of poor leadership, mismanagement, corruption, cheating, lying, and graft, and is not a fitting role-model for the young fans of football.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 21, 2015
Sunday, December 20, 2015
The Fabulous States of America creates more problems for its supposed beneficiaries in Africa:
Suspicious neighbors and landlords pry into their private lives. Blackmailers hunt for victims on the social media sites they use to meet other men. Police officers routinely stop them to search for incriminating images and chats on their cellphones. After an anti-gay law went into effect last year, many gay Nigerians say they have been subjected to new levels of harassment, even violence. They blame the law, the authorities and broad social intolerance for their troubles. But they also blame an unwavering supporter whose commitment to their cause has been unquestioned and overt across Africa: the United States government. “The U.S. support is making matters worse,” said Mike, 24, a university student studying biology in Minna, a town in central Nigeria who asked that his full name not be used for safety reasons. “There’s more resistance now. It’s triggered people’s defense mechanism.”How different is this from what the DC Empire has done for American blacks, who are only 13% of the population, but 60% of the DC Empire's prison population? Yeah, I know the answer: Only slogans matter; reality be damned.
"Antiracism is a perfect cause for those with free-floating outrage because it puts them automatically on the side of the angels without any need personally to sacrifice anything. You have only to accuse others of it to feel virtuous yourself. There is no defense against the accusation: The very attempt at a defense demonstrates the truth of it."- Theodore Dalrymple
Al Benson Jr. looks at the agenda behind the brouhaha in New Orleans.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Looks like the Republicrats and Demublicans are self-destructing right on schedule. But don't take my word for it. Check it out: Chaos in the Democratic presidential primary GOP Sells America Down the River So. How long can the ruling elite remain in power now that its Potemkin Village "democracy" stands revealed as an absolute fraud? Stay tuned!
Taliban City Council of New Orleans has voted to remove historical monuments:
Lee Circle will lose the statue of its namesake after the New Orleans City Council voted 6-1 Thursday (Dec. 17) to remove four monuments related to the Confederacy from their prominent perches around the city. Besides Gen. Robert E. Lee, statues of Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard at the entrance of City Park and Confederate president Jefferson Davis in Mid-City and the obelisk dedicated to the Battle of Liberty Place at the foot of Iberville Street will all come down. "The time surely comes when (justice) must and will be heard," Mayor Mitch Landrieu told the council as he called for the statues to be put in a museum or a Civil War park. "Members of the council, that day is today. The Confederacy, you see, was on the wrong side of history and humanity."This will significantly improve the lives of blacks in New Orleans. Once those monuments have been removed, their magical power to make blacks murder other blacks will vanish into the air. Oh, yes.
A black man claimed he was victimized by -- you guessed it -- white men. The headlines screamed: "Student at Lewis and Clark College describes racial attack by three white men," said the hyper-vigilant SPLC. The Socialist Worker howled about the "recent racist attack" at Lewis and Clark as if all the facts had been scrutinized and proven in court. After all, who's more trustworthy than a black victim of white oppression? Call out the Social Justice Warriors! Concerned students marched. They held signs denouncing racism. They demanded more professors of color. White students stood side-by-side with blacks in a courageous display of tolerance -- yes, right in the center of a racist college campus. A good time was had by all. Never mind that the story did not pass the sniff test. The victim claimed three generic white men, all young, all 5'8", all of medium build, called him bad names and attacked him. However, he was able to fend them off (all three?) and escape unharmed. After discussing the incident with friends, he decided to call the police. Right. But that was then. Now, Tanguy Muvuna has changed his mind:
Portland Police Bureau Bias Crimes Detectives have suspended an investigation into the assault of a Lewis and Clark student after the victim has indicated that he does not want to participate in the investigation or any subsequent prosecution, should a suspect or suspects ever be identified.After all the uproar, after all the gnashing of teeth and weeping about the unbearable burden of racism blacks bear on college campuses, and after a thorough investigation has found NO EVIDENCE supporting Muvuna's story, Muvuna has decided to turn the other cheek: "I don't have time to hate people," he said. "I have time to love them." What a guy.
Al Benson, Jr. looks beyond the happy talk about "tolerance" and "inclusion" and identifies what really motivates the anti-Southern hysteria:
What do you think all this fuss over Confederate flags and symbols this past summer was all about? Cultural destruction, that’s what, and don’t think it’s finished yet. The thieves of culture recognize that most of the resistance they get to their plans comes from the South, a South with a Christian background and worldview–and they must destroy that. They are, after all, cultural Marxists and they are at war with us, even if we can’t quite seem to figure it out yet. They are in an ongoing culture war with us and it would be nice if a few more of the folks on our side of the fence quit competing with each other over who will be the Chief Couch Potato and stood up and fought back.
Thursday, December 17, 2015
All the happy talk about "welcoming immigrants" and "embracing diversity" is just a cover for greedy corporations to give American workers the boot so they can be replaced by cheaper, exploitable foreign workers. This expose from BuzzFeed shines unwelcome light on this ongoing scam:
Last year, thousands of American companies won permission to bring a total of more than 150,000 people into the country as legal guest workers for unskilled jobs, under a federal program that grants them temporary work permits known as H-2 visas. Officially, the guest workers were invited here to fill positions no Americans want: The program is not supposed to deprive any American of a job, and before a company wins approval for a single H-2 visa, it must attest that it has already made every effort to hire domestically. Many companies abide by the law and make good-faith efforts to employ Americans. Yet a BuzzFeed News investigation, based on Labor Department records, court filings, more than 100 interviews, inspector general reports, and analyses of state and federal data, has found that many businesses go to extraordinary lengths to skirt the law, deliberately denying jobs to American workers so they can hire foreign workers on H-2 visas instead.Little wonder more Americans view the central government as illegitimate. It's been bought and paid for by BiG Business, while the anti-American left cheers on.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, December 17, 2015
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
No wonder so many college students are all for tearing down monuments to Confederate dead. Many of these kids are jaw-droppingly clueless about their own history, and about what their ancestors fought for. When told they're signing a petition that will eliminate potential "hate" speech, these brainwashed zombies mutter, "Excellent" and "Awesome." From Fox News:
Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.”Who wants a Bill of Rights written by a bunch of White slaveowners? Stupidity on this scale can only lead to tragedy. Sad, sad, sad.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
The USS Milwaukee, which cost $400,000,000 broke down on its way to its home port. What a perfect symbol of the creaking, wasteful, worn-out DC Empire.
The Imaginative Conservative has this lively and useful introduction to the work and thought of Russell Kirk. The selection below provides some background to points made in my post on Satanists and modern ideology:
Because Western man’s rapacity was destroying civilization, Kirk somberly suggested that it may only remain for us to “rake from the ashes what scorched fragments of civilization escape the conflagration of unchecked will and appetite.” Kirk was also critical of the libertarian tendency to reduce the human person to a materialistic, two-dimensional creature, homo economicus. For the person is more than matter, more than an accidental collocation of atoms, more than an animal seeking to maximize its efficiency through the cash nexus of the marketplace. ... In The Sword of Imagination, Kirk tells the story of how Röpke’s “humane imagination” differed from the thought of another economic Titan of the twentieth century, Ludwig von Mises. Kirk was told this when he visited Röpke in 1957:The community, not the individual, is the proper focus for a humane, free, and orderly life. We are social beings, not random collections of disconnected, autonomous individuals. Therefore, we are happiest when we work and interact with fellow citizens.During the Second World War the city of Geneva had allocated garden plots along the line of the vanished city walls to citizens wishing to grow their own vegetables in a time of food shortages. This use of public land turned out to be popular; the city continued the allocation of plots after the war. Röpke heartily approved of this undertaking, which both enabled people to obtain independently part of their own sustenance and provided the satisfaction of healthy achievement outside factory walls. When Ludwig von Mises came to visit Röpke at Geneva, Röpke took his guest to inspect those garden plots. Mises sadly shook his head: “A very inefficient way of producing foodstuffs!” “But perhaps a very efficient way of producing human happiness,” Röpke told him.
Here's yet another taste of the coming ethnic battles that will soon dominate American politics, from the Washington Post:
Liberal Hispanic groups have launched a new campaign designed to turn Latino voters against the two Cuban American Republicans who have risen to the top tier of the GOP presidential field — assailing Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz as traitors to their own culture. ... “It’s not comfortable for us to do this, to call out members of our own community who don’t reflect our community values, but we have no choice,” said Cristóbal Alex, president of the Democratic-backed Latino Victory Project. ... Dolores Huerta, an influential labor leader and civil rights activist, called Cruz and Rubio “sellouts” and “traitors” at the gathering and said the Hispanic candidates “are turning their backs on the Latino community.”Dolores Huerta, by the way, was the honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America. That's not a generalization of Hispanics based on a single example -- both of the mainstream political parties in Mexico are members of the Socialist International. But inconvenient little facts like that won't stop our lying editorial writers and Republican politicians from gushing about the "conservative Hispanic values" that we should welcome with open arms.
Monday, December 14, 2015
How thoroughly will DC check out the tens of thousands of Syrians heading our way? Consider the example of Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino jihadist:
Tashfeen Malik cleared an extensive immigration vetting for a U.S. visa even though she was already opening discussing her support for terrorism on social media, The New York Times reported on Sunday. U.S. immigration officials said they recently discovered that Malik, who with her husband killed 14 people and injured 21 others during the attack in San Bernardino, Calif., was posting about her desire to get involved with violent jihad, according to the newspaper.Lesson learned: If Malik can glide through DHS's vetting, anyone can. There. Feel safe?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, December 14, 2015
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Here's an interesting and eye-opening piece from CNN:
Surprisingly, most card-carrying satanists do not worship Satan or any other form of the devil -- they are actually atheists. The Church of Satan, founded in the mid-1960s, explains it this way on its website: "Satan to us is a symbol of pride, liberty and individualism, and it serves as an external metaphorical projection of our highest personal potential. We do not believe in Satan as a being or person." The Church of Satan puts the individual at the center of the universe, what high priest Peter Gilmore describes as going from an "a-theist" to an "I-theist."Read that last line again. Doesn't that pretty well describe the dominant worldview of libertarians, liberals, Neocons, and the government of the United States? Current thought is that societal standards are nothing but arbitrary restrictions on the individual. Besides, "society," according to the standards (non-standards?) of our time, doesn't even exist -- it's just an artificial construct, as well as a relic of an unenlightened past that should be discarded. Thanks to the doctrine of radical individualism, the government forces us to accept same-sex "marriage," equal rights for homosexuals, and women in combat. That same government is forcing teenage girls in Illinois to change clothes in the school locker room with a teenage boy who claims he's really female. Not that long ago, we would laugh at such a notion. Now it's the law of the land. No matter that this boy's impulses violate social rules. The autonomous individual is sovereign. In choosing Satan as their mascot, the radical individualists have chosen well.
This is just too funny. Talk about poetic justice! From TakiMag: After black rioters tore Cincinnati to pieces in 2002, Federal Judge Susan Dlott was instrumental in propagating the idea that “racial profiling” was to blame for the fact that blacks—who are wildly overrepresented in all forms of violent crime—tend to have a lot of unpleasant encounters with police. Earlier this month, when her $8 million home was invaded by three black males who assaulted her and threw her 79-year-old husband down the stairs, she escaped and phoned 911 to racially profile her attackers: There’s three black men with guns at our house. My husband and the dogs are still there. There are three black men with guns and masks at the house. Note that she felt the need to mention that they were black twice without being asked. Even George Zimmerman didn’t describe Trayvon Martin as “black” until a 911 dispatcher specifically asked him about Martin’s race. This lady seems pretty darned racist! Well, you know what they say—racists deserve everything bad that happens to them.
The Telegraph at your own risk:
Islam itself is related to Islamism as patriotism is related to nationalism, the former being based on love of something, the latter on hatred of something else. Islamism validates resentment. Its emotional appeal is like that of communism and fascism, but stronger, because it promises heaven to those who commit its violent acts on earth.In a civilization that proclaims belief in equality, those who fail are constantly needled with the inescapable conclusion that they've been cheated. What else could explain their lack of wealth and status? While both fascism and communism have been repudiated by their own monstrous records, Islam remains as an ideal, as a promise of redemption for the faithful. But Islam's worldview clashes directly with Western culture. As the picture above illustrates, Islamic jihadists reject Western standards regarding reasoned debate, individual liberty, and freedom of speech. The more Muslims the West allows within its borders, the greater the conflict between the two. And while Islam has grown even more militant and assertive, the West has suffered an identity crisis:
Ultimately, the capacity of a civilisation to resist those who hate it depends on its self-belief. In Europe, this was expressed in what was called Christendom, enriched by the ideas of the Enlightenment. The founders of the European Union wanted it to give Christendom modern democratic form, but this is now nearly invisible. The leader of the union’s largest Christian Democrat party, Angela Merkel, has let more than a million mainly Muslim immigrants into her country this year alone.If the West continues to let itself slip into decadence, it will find itself unable to stand up to the rising Islamic challenge.
Friday, December 11, 2015
"The thing is, we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, 'This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have to shoot you before election day.” They’re not going to listen to reason, so when justice is gone, there’s always force.'" - Loring Wirbel, board member of the American Civil Liberties Union of Colorado.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, December 11, 2015
Monday, December 7, 2015
This is one of those stories that are so tragic, they're funny. From The Washington Free Beacon:
At least 72 employees at the Department of Homeland Security are listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list, according to a Democratic lawmaker. Rep. Stephen Lynch (D., Mass.) disclosed that a congressional investigation recently found that at least 72 people working at DHS also “were on the terrorist watch list.” “Back in August, we did an investigation—the inspector general did—of the Department of Homeland Security, and they had 72 individuals that were on the terrorist watch list that were actually working at the Department of Homeland Security,” Lynch told Boston Public Radio.What else can we expect from a government that's so overgrown, it's supporting al Qaeda terrorists in its war on terror? DC is a hulking, blundering dinosaur that's so inept and clueless that it's waging war on itself.
Love it! This satirical post from DuffleBlog skewerss the kind of faux patriotism we saw during the Neocon Wars:
Presidential hopefuls vowed yesterday to fully support the military with prepared statements and social media posts in the months leading up to the elections. ... “Wednesday was Veteran’s Day, ” Anna Epstein, press secretary for GOP candidate Carly Fiorina noted. “But we believe that every day until the election should be Veteran’s Day, and to help raise awareness, we have purchased literally dozens of stock photos of happy troops.” “Hillary Clinton absolutely cares about the representation of the military across her social media platforms and will do everything to show it until election night,” said Katie Dowd, Director of Social Media for the Clinton campaign. “She has been under fire with our troops, so she wants her brothers and sisters in arms to be a focal point of her brand.” “We want to do as much as possible to show that we need the troops for 2017’s inevitable WWIII” said Justin McConney, the Director of Social Media for the Donald Trump campaign.Looks like The Onion has some competition.
Is Europe finally waking up? The results from France are VERY encouraging, with Marin Le Pen's National Front sweeping the polls. As Le Pen announced to her supporters, “Ladies and gentlemen, the people have spoken out and France can now hold her head high. This vote confirms what has not been confirmed by official observers – the National Front is now the leading party in the country.” Sadly, Americans don't have a party that offers a choice between survival and forced colonization by the Third World.
Ha! Here's a comment regarding this post that popped up in my inbox this morning. Yes, I approved it: "If Texas secedes, how will I become President? on Texas secession resolution passes GOP committee, headed for Party vote Saturday?" - Sen. Ted Cruz Good news for Mr. Ted and all the other empire worshipers - the Texas GOP killed the secession proposal. Another day, another battle, I suppose.
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Remember Richard Weaver? He wrote a big little book titled, Ideas Have Consequences. The Pentagram had this idea, and it is having these consequences:
Following the Pentagon’s decision to allow women into all combat roles, the White House has confirmed they are considering changes to the Selective Service Act to force women to register for future military drafts. Under the current law, all men have to register for the draft at age 18, and can be called through age 26, but has not actually conscripted any into military service since December of 1972. Women are not required to register. Defense Secretary Ash Carter is apparently the one that’s been pushing this “review,” citing the growing role of women in the military, and the new decision to put them in all combat roles. Congress is waiting for a Pentagon report on the usefulness of conscripting women.IMHO, this will make it mighty hard for DC to wage its splendid little wars. I would think -- hope -- Americans will raise hell at the prospect of their wives and daughters being shipped to the front lines in another wasteful and senseless crusade.
What a pleasant surprise! I didn't think the Texas secession resolution would get this far:
A proposal to put Texas secession to a non-binding vote in March passed a state GOP committee vote in Austin on Friday afternoon, clearing the way for a vote Saturday by the Party's full executive assembly, party officials reported. Party leadership has said the independence item won't likely be approved in a full-body vote. An informal poll of executive committee members conducted by the Chronicle showed the assembly was split on the issue.It's just a matter of time until large swaths of the population rejects DC's anti-American, self-serving agenda of perpetual war, demographic reconstruction, and illegal citizen surveillance. And with so many self determination movements in the news, secession will remain a hot topic and a ready solution to the ills created by overgrown government bureaucracies. Time's up, government supremacists. This genie ain't getting back in the bottle.
Friday, December 4, 2015
*** UPDATE *** Only extremist xenophobes imagine there's anything to worry about in opening our doors to hundreds of thousands of migrants from the Middle East. After all, both President Obama and Attorney General Loretta Lynch assure us these migrants will be thoroughly vetted -- even though the FBI doubts they have the resources to do so:
Attorney General Loretta Lynch insisted on Tuesday that the Obama administration has the ability to run effective security screenings on Syrian refugees, despite testimony from the FBI last month indicating it may not be possible to run these security checks. The issue of security checks on refugees was called into question by FBI Director James Comey in October, when he told a House committee that checking refugees against a database won't do anything if the U.S. doesn't have any data on these refugees.So we already have some troubling loose ends within the government. And if that doesn't make you wonder about the wisdom of importing large numbers of migrants from the world's hotbed of bloody fanaticism, this report on Tashfeen Malik, the San Bernardino terrorist, should really get your attention:
The State Department confirmed Thursday that Malik held a Pakistani passport and was in the U. S. on a “K-1” visa reserved for fiancées of U.S. citizens. Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters that Malik was granted the visa in Islamabad and would have had to have undergone “counterterrorism screening” in order to receive the document from U.S. authorities. [emphasis mine]If a bloodthirsty jihadist like Malik can pass DC's "counterterrorism screening," anyone can. But do you think either the FBI's concerns or the San Bernardino massacre will change DC's agenda? No, DC will force these migrants on Americans no matter the consequences. UPDATE - From CNN:
As the San Bernardino attack was happening, investigators believe the female shooter, Tashfeen Malik, posted on Facebook, pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, three U.S. officials familiar with the investigation told CNN.Yep, they're putting those Middle Eastern immigrants through some pretty strict screening.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, December 04, 2015
Thursday, December 3, 2015
Salon, December 3, 2015
Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves Salon, June 18, 2015
Charleston church massacre: The violence white America must answer for
Syed Farooq is an American: Let’s stop the Muslim vs. Christian debate and take a look at ourselves Salon, June 18, 2015
Charleston church massacre: The violence white America must answer for
Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter said Thursday that he is opening all jobs in combat units to women, a landmark decision that ends a three-year period of research with a number of firsts for female service members and bitter debate at times about how women should be integrated. The decision opens the military’s most elite units to women who can meet the rigorous requirements for the positions for the first time, including in the Navy SEALs, Army Special Forces and other Special Operations Units. It also opens the Marine Corps infantry, a battle-hardened force that many service officials had openly advocated keeping closed to female service members.Forget the purpose of the military, which is to protect the weak and vulnerable. Instead, the Pentagram is going to put them on the front lines. And forget reality -- after all, reality is just a social construct that serves White Male Heteronormative Oppression, or something like that. No, when you're an empire whose legitimacy is based on the will o' the wisp ideology of equality, you have to demand equality for all, and damn the facts -- or the inevitable results of such lunacy.
From almost the first reports of the San Bernadino massacre, we were hearing condemnations of the NRA, Whites, and the Tea Party. Over at the left-leaning, Big-Governemnt site Little Green Footballs, one commenter speculated :"Maybe some anti-government nutjobs? Could be." Of course, as we all now know, that was just another leftist fantasy. As Erick Erickson writes in Red State, that reaction on the left was typical:
When the shooters turn out to be gay or Muslim or an environmentalist, the media sweeps it under the rug. When it turns out to be a single while male with mental health problems, the media indicts the entire political right and attacks the NRA. The left is always blaming white America, Christians, and conservatives first. They cannot help themselves. They have made every aspect of their lives political and grace toward their fellow citizens must be set aside in the name of advancing their agenda. But these things used not to happen so frequently until Barack Obama told his faithful to start taking guns to knife fights and get in the faces of their neighbors. So I guess we will spend a week talking about Islamophobia now.I'd conclude the left has revealed itself once again as the West's auto-immune disease. We need a cure.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Here's a great argument for self-determination from a college student in Louisiana. Know hope.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, December 02, 2015
Monday, November 30, 2015
Once again, reality has intruded on the Great Egalitarian Crusade. A woman who couldn't pass basic physical requirements for firefighters was allowed to join the Fire Department of New York in the holy name of Affirmative Action. Guess what happened next?
A firefighter who was allowed to graduate the Fire Academy despite failing physical tests has already gone out on medical leave — just 10 days into the job, The Post has learned. Probationary firefighter Choeurlyne Doirin-Holder injured herself Monday while conducting a routine check of equipment at Queens’ Engine 308 in South Richmond Hill. Getting off the truck, Doirin-Holder missed a step and landed on her left foot, suffering a fracture, sources said. Firefighters called the tripping incident embarrassing — and alarming. “If you’re going to get hurt in the firehouse checking a rig, what would happen at a fire?” an insider asked.If you ask me, both Doirin-Holder and the FDNY paid a very small price for their lunacy. As the anonymous "insider" said, what if it had been a real fire? You know, those things that REAL firefighters have to deal with? Sadly, it looks like warnings such as this are not going to stop the ideologues' agenda. We're going to continue pretending that everyone is equal until the accumulated insanity takes its inevitable toll. Reality can be pretty unforgiving.
Saturday, November 28, 2015
A teeny-tiny Confederate flag sticker on a laptop induced fainting spells among the little hothouse flowers at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Seems like the power of that flag was more than they could handle:
After a student filed a “bias report” accusing a student with a Confederate flag sticker on his laptop of racism, Framingham State University officials offered offended students counseling. “We recognize that bias incidents are upsetting for the entire campus community, but especially for the target(s) and witness(es) of these incidents,” wrote Sean Huddleston, the Massachusetts-based school’s chief diversity and inclusion officer, in a campus-wide email published in part by FSU campus newspaper The Gatepost. “It is strongly suggested that anyone impacted by a bias incident find someone to speak with.”Oh, my. They needed counseling? And these people think they're going to be tomorrow's leaders?
The Obama regime insists the governors who object to Obama's plan to import Syrians must submit. But Texas -- good ol' Texas -- says it isn't going down without a fight:
A spokesman for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, which oversees refugee resettlement in the state, said the letter will not change the state's position of blocking Syrian refugees. The commission will continue to follow the directive of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has called for Texas not to participate in the resettlement of Syrian refugees, said Bryan Black, a spokesman for the Texas commission. A spokesman for Abbott declined to comment.
Friday, November 27, 2015
I've cheered on the young rebel Katniss from the first of the Hunger Games movies. (See Government Now the Villain in Pop Teen Movies and The Hunger Games.) Those movies offer a rousing tale based in a near future dominated by the multicultural "consolidated republic" of Panem, which includes Canada, the United States, and Mexico -- the dream of George Soros, the Koch Brothers, and their clueless leftist cheerleaders. The heroine, Katniss Everdeen, takes her stand against the Establishment, and reluctantly becomes the focal point for a growing rebellion fighting for liberty and self-determination. In the following interview, Donald Sutherland, who plays the role of President
Abe Lincoln Coriolanus Snow, expresses his view that the Hunger Games series reveals a repressive government that uses noble-sounding language to camouflage its brutal goals:
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, November 27, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
The above headline caught my attention. Yeah, I know it's click-bait, but the "trick" headline was SOOOO fakey, I couldn't resist. From Fox News, which should know better:
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show nearly half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, but the story surrounding the surprise birth of Elijah and Kayden’s daughter, Azaelia, is anything but ordinary. Kayden, who is transgender, had been living as a man for a decade and had been taking testosterone to transition into a man for five years when he learned he was pregnant, The Mirror reported. The 29-year-old and his husband, 27-year-old Elijah, ended up conceiving during the six weeks when Kayden had to stop taking the hormones to prepare for a double mastectomy.That story induces a LOT of head shaking. If these two lovebirds were living together as homosexual lovers, how exactly did they conceive? You'd think after ten years, they'd have figured out how to be proper homosexuals. They might have thought Kayden couldn't, but Kayden did. Lesson learned: A person may mutilate their body and pretend to be what they imagine they are, and even the most enlightened can argue that biology is oppressive, but reality gets the final say. Think how much happier people could be if they fulfilled their true nature rather than pretending they're something they CANNOT be. Ah, brave new world...
The all-wise Swedish government imports welfare-gnoshing migrants from an alien and hostile culture, who clash with the locals. And of course, the fault is that of the native Swedes. From The Daily Mail:
A tranquil Swedish village is being torn apart by bitter tensions after the arrival of 20 refugee families, MailOnline can reveal. Tärnsjö, 150km north of Stockholm, has become a hotbed of resentment where migrant children as young as five need a police escort to get to school. Residents and newcomers have exchanged insults, thrown rocks and set fire to cars, leaving many on both sides scared to leave the safety of their homes. Want a glimpse of your own multicultural future? Read the rest of the Daily Mail article.
What does DC give us in exchange for our billions in taxes? Perpetual war, crushing debt from over-borrowing, and spying on civilians. Sooner or later, more States will confront the losing proposition of propping up this corrupt, self-serving regime. And right now, itlooks like Texas is leading the way:
A member of the executive committee for the Republican Party of Texas plans to introduce a resolution at the group's next meeting, which would add to the party's primary ballot a non-binding measure for Texas secession. Party leadership calls the prospect unlikely. Tanya Robertson, State Republican Executive Committee member for Senate District 11, which covers parts of Harris, Galveston and Brazoria counties, said she'll present the resolution at the committee's December 4 meeting in Austin, and that she already has support from a few other members. "There's been a big groundswell of Texans that are getting into the Texas independence issue," she said, citing conversations she's had with constituents. "I believe conservatives in Texas should have a choice to voice their opinion."As Jefferson Davis observed, "A question settled by violence, or in disregard of law, must remain unsettled forever." One day, that question must be settled. Tick, tock ...
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The latest attacks on civilians by Islamic jihadists in Paris and Mali motivates Vox to remind us that the actions of a few hundred DOES NOT reflect on the millions of law-abiding, non-violent Muslims. Even expecting Muslims to denounce the ongoing violence committed in their name is just wrong:
It implies that every Muslim is under suspicion of being sympathetic to terrorism unless he or she explicitly says otherwise. The implication is also that any crime committed by a Muslim is the responsibility of all Muslims simply by virtue of their shared religion. What we're asking for isn't really a denunciation, it's an apology: an apology for Islam and for Muslims. This sort of thinking — blaming an entire group for the actions of a few individuals, assuming the worst about a person just because of their identity — is the very definition of bigotry.My, how courageous. How imminently fair. But what's this? Here's a piece by the same magazine about what we're supposed to conclude after an unemployed cockroach acting alone named Dylan Roof killed folks at a Charleston church. The name of that piece had the totally objective and fair title, "Tear down this flag." Here are some quotes: "When people say 'heritage not hate,’ they are omitting the obvious, which is that that heritage is hate." "Relatedly, it's absolutely obscene that towns, roads, schools, etc. are still named after racist traitors like Robert E. Lee or Jefferson Davis." Here's how the Vox piece on Southern heritage ends: "Take down the flag. Take it down now. Put it in a museum. Inscribe beneath it the years 1861-2015. Move forward. Abandon this charlatanism. Drive out this cult of death and chains. Save your lovely souls. Move forward. Do it now." Ta-Nehisi Coates Lesson learned: It is wrong to judge Muslim culture by the acts of thousands, but only fitting and proper that Southern heritage be condemned for the actions of one individual. Got it?
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
The Central Council of Jews sounds the alarm about Frau Merkel's Open Borders policy:
The Central Council of Jews in Germany called Monday for a limit to the Syrian migrant influx, citing concerns that the mainly Muslim newcomers bring with them a culture steeped in anti-Semitism. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has opened the doors to Syrian migrants, and arrivals from the war-torn country and other regions in the Middle East are expected to reach one million this year. "Sooner or later we won't have a choice but to set an upper limit," the council's president Josef Schuster told Die Welt daily. "Many of the refugees are fleeing the terror of the Islamic State and want to live in peace and freedom, but at the same time they come from cultures where hatred of Jews and intolerance are an integral part." "Don't just think about the Jews, think about the equality between men and women, or dealing with homosexuals," he added.Yes, the plight of Jews, women, and homosexuals is pretty bad in Muslim culture, yet it's the progressives who shout the loudest for importing that culture here. That's because the left doesn't give a damn about people; its only concern is to wreck Western civilization so it can impose its agenda on whatever can be salvaged from the inevitable social meltdown.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 23, 2015
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Belgium and France provides a clear picture of what life is like under Open Borders. Hint: It's very, very different from those bad, old times before the West embarked on an idealistic and suicidal policy of multi-culturalism:
Six British men were arrested in Belgium yesterday after they were spotted in three old ambulances near Brussels while the city was in a fullscale terror alert. A heavily armed anti-terror unit swooped on the group close to an Esso petrol station regularly used by Salah Abdeslam – the fugitive terrorist still on the run from the Paris massacres. Six armoured trucks and a police car moved in after the converted vehicles parked up in a rest area beside the E411 highway in Bierges south-east of the capital around 2pm. Last night the six Pakistani-born UK nationals were being questioned while officers continued to search the ambulances – two Fiats and a Mercedes with British plates.By erasing a unifying culture through flood tide immigration, the West has created that condition Thomas Hobbes argued was man's natural state, which was a life that was, in his words, "solitary, nasty, brutish and short." Multiculturalism erodes community trust, as sociologist Robert Putnam reluctantly concluded, so life in the near future will necessarily be solitary. And because of widespread fear and distrust, the government can justify expanding its police powers, as this article clearly demonstrates: US Government Uses Paris Tragedy to Renew War on Encryption. So our multi-cultural future can be summarized in two words: "Fear" and "Leviathan."
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, November 22, 2015
Saturday, November 21, 2015
"Why does cultural Marxism welcome people who will kill cultural Marxists as enthusiastically as they kill Christians? Because, as the members of the Frankfurt School make plain in their writings, cultural Marxism has no positive vision to offer. It is about “negation”, i.e., bringing everything down. It will ally with any force that aids its struggle to destroy Western culture and the Christian religion. Islam has been doing that since it first emerged out of the Arabian desert." William Lind
What's it like to live in a multi-cultural nation with open borders? It's vibrant, that's what. From CNN:
Belgium has placed Brussels at the highest terror alert level, citing a "serious and imminent threat that requires taking specific security measures as well as specific recommendations for the population." The announcement by the Crisis Centre of the Belgian Interior Ministry is advising the public to avoid places where large groups gather -- such as concerts, sporting events, airports and train stations -- and comply with security checks. The rest of the nation will maintain its current terror level.We're constantly nagged that we must be "tolerant" in a multi-cult environment. But tolerating recurring threats can only lead to mass neurosis.
This left-leaning report from Ideas Spotlight primarily aims at Trump's supporters. Along the way, it lambastes conservatives and traditionalists who don't embrace cultural suicide as a desirable goal. The attitudes it discusses say much about the noxious collusion between Big Government and Cultural Marxism:
More than half (58%) of Americans don’t identify with what America has become. Almost as many (53%) feel like a “stranger in their own country”. This sense of loss is particularly pronounced when we look at party identification: while 45% of Democrats don’t identify with what America has become, a whopping 72% of Republicans don’t. Trump’s populism speaks to this real and emotional sense of economic and cultural displacement.We have a government actively recruiting a new majority of aliens who get public assistance and affirmative action. That's because the federal government is now completely self-serving. It doesn't represent us -- we're just the serf population that props up a remote and exploitative ruling bureaucracy. Problem is, the serfs increasingly see its rulers as illegitimate and corrupt. The question now is: How much longer can such a regime remain in power? Tick-tock...
Thursday, November 19, 2015
Wait, terrorists wouldn't do that, would they? Sure, the blood-crazed killers in ISIS might burn people alive and slit the bellies of their wounded French victims, but there's no way they'd LIE to us. As silly as that line of thought sounds, that's pretty much what our moral and intellectual superiors in government and the media would have us believe. But this report from ABC News -- yes, ABC, not VDare, not FAIR -- tells a different story. Terrorists from Iraq lived in public housing in Kentucky while planning their crimes. Fortunately, they were caught before they acted, but there are plenty more where they came from. The Paris Massacre -- coming soon to a location near you.
You don't want to miss this hilarious takedown of the oh-so-politically correct "anti-racists" at Vanderbilt who worked themselves into a moralistic lather over dog poop. It's a priceless example of how leftist ideology ultimately ties its true believers into knots.
"The American flag, the 'Stars and Stripes,' not only flew over slavery for seventy-eight years, it flew over the brutal importation, the selling and the purchase of slaves, and the breaking up of slave families. Additionally, the Stars and Stripes flew over the infamous Trail of Tears, at the Sand Creek massacre of innocent Native Americans, later at the Wounded Knee massacre, and over the harsh internment of thousands of Nisei Japanese American citizens in concentration camps during World War II." Boyd Cathey
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Rod Dreher peeks behind the rhetoric of the perpetually pampered and perpetually offended and asks us to consider who's really oppressed and who's really privileged in multicult America:
... it chaps my butt to think about those poor people strung out on dope, struggling to pay heating bills, in Appalachia, and to imagine that fat-mouthing Jerelyn Luther at Yale, whose parents live in a $700,000 house in Fairfield, Conn., whining about how oppressed she is at an Ivy League school — and then the people who run Yale falling all over themselves to give brats like her what she wants. The American ruling class lives in another world.Please read the whole thing, and forward to your friends who've been snookered by the SJW narrative.
The left and its allies in the media have portrayed concern about Obama's plan to import tens of thousands of Syrians into the US as "xenophobic." Is it irrational to question that plan in light of the Paris massacre? Here's what we know about the terrorists who murdered 130 innocent civilians, courtesy of the Daily Mail: - The voice of a jihadist claiming Islamic State's responsibility for last week's attacks in Paris has been identified as a 36 year-old Frenchmen authorities believe is now in Syria. - Caroline Chomienne, who runs a film school, Altermedia, in St Denis, was trapped in the building next to where the assault took place. 'Something like this doesn't surprise me,' she told Le Parisien, 'that terrorists have hidden here. In this district the cellars are full of weapons. Outside there is a dealer every 100mtrs. It's common knowledge around here that people go and come back from Syria with ease. The past year the atmosphere has been awful in the street...it's very hard.' - Ahmed Almohammad, 25, from Syria approached the stadium with a match ticket. He was turned away from Gate D after being frisked by a security guard. - One of the suicide bombers, Samy Amimour, was on a watch list of suspected terrorists after attempting to travel to Yemen three years ago, but was able to get back into France from Syria undetected to take part in the attack on the Bataclan concert hall. - Sick taunts of the Paris mastermind: Abdelhamid Abaaoud boasted of freely crossing Europe's borders to plot atrocities – even after being arrested and with 'my name and picture all over the news.' Despite being on wanted lists, he has shuttled between Syria and Europe, exploiting the migrant crisis on EU borders. Sounds like a pretty definite connection to me. And let's not forget that some of the attackers yelled, "This is for Syria!" as they sprayed machinegun fire at their victims.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Georgetown is the latest institution to erase its past, since EVERYONE KNOWS that any historical figure who doesn't conform to today's tastes must be shunned. So we can expect to see more scenes like this: The second guy, the one with the shower curtain rings in his ears, signs the petition to change the name of Washington, DC, because he agrees the name of U.S. Capital is '"Racist" and "Offensive." Since the capitol is named after a White slave owner, the entire city can't be a "Safe Space" for oh-so-delicate minorities. He's just one more brainwashed zombie who mouths the latest slogan. It's funny and sad at the same time.
Here's an article that SHOULD BE required reading for all elected officials, all editorial writers, and all the Kumbaya types who want to give the world a hug. Immigration patriots will find much to disturb your sleep, even though it won't exactly shock you. Still, it's such a vivid picture of what we can expect short-term here in the West that it's sure to get under your skin. It's a report on what authorities have uncovered so far about some of the jihadists behind the Paris Massacre:
The first brother is called Brahim Abdeslam, who killed himself using an explosive belt in a cafe at the Rue Voltaire. The second is Salah Abdeslam, 26, who is on the run with an international arrest warrant issued for him. A third brother, Mohamed Abdeslam, was arrested on suspicion of involvement in the plot but has since been released A third attacker has been identified as 20-year-old Bilal Hadfi. Hadfi blew himself up outside the soccer match between France and Germany at the Stade de France.The lesson to be learned here is that people belonging to an alien culture continue to identify with that alien culture, no matter the paperwork they may possess that says they're citizens. And the following observation from that same report should shake up a few folks also: "Being a largely divided Flemish/French-speaking society to begin with, it had problems integrating its newcomers." In other words, the more diverse a country becomes, the less there is to assimilate to. So the death spiral of a multicultural country can only accelerate with the influx of more immigrants.
Monday, November 16, 2015
"I swear to God, as we struck France in its stronghold Paris, we will strike America in its stronghold, Washington," an ISIS fighter from a video released Monday. So -- who's more serious about protecting Americans, Barack Obama, or those awful States' Rights extremists opposed to the president's plan to import thousands of Syrians? * UPDATE * Growing Chorus Of States Say Hell No To Syrian Relocation Efforts; UPDATE: Up To 15 States Now
If America And The West Got The Hell Out Of The Middle East, There’d Be No Terrorism. It’s That Simple
At this moment, France is playing directly into ISIS' hands by upping its bombing missions against purported ISIS targets in Syria. The result will be more civilian casualties, more hatred against the West, and more homeless, powerless, and hopeless Muslims determined to strike back. So if we really want to end Muslim terrorism, we need to stop Western terrorism, as Evert Cilliers argues:
Terrorism is simply the Middle East response to Western colonialism. Yes, with our armed presence over there, and advisory troops, and our bombing, and our dollar support for Israel, we are practicing old-style colonialism — meddling in the business of other countries, meddling in the business of other religions, meddling in the business of people whose color and creed are not our own. They will continue to hit us as long as we continue to hit them.In the Paris massacre, Muslim jihadists shouted "Allahu Akbar" and "This is for Syria" before they killed their helpless victims. Let's not give them even more reasons for wanting to kill more Westerners.
* UPDATE * Another governor stands up to Obama's lunatic policy of importing a Fifth Column into his state. Alabama joins Michigan in refusing to support Obama's effort to force American taxpayers to finance their own displacement:
The state of Alabama will not be accepting any Syrian refugees, its governor declared in the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks. The US already agreed to accept 185,000 refugees in the period until 2018. Robert Bentley’s office issued a statement following his Sunday announcement. Among other things, the rationale for the move has been outlined: “After full consideration of this weekend’s attacks of terror on innocent citizens in Paris, I will oppose any attempt to relocate Syrian refugees to Alabama through the US Refugee Admissions Program. As your Governor, I will not stand complicit to a policy that places the citizens of Alabama in harm’s way,” Bentley says.This is one area where we could learn a lot from the Israelis. They know a thing or two about protecting their borders for their own people. UPDATE: Governor tells Obama not to mess with Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that Texas would refuse Syrian refugees after a terrorist attack in Paris killed more than 120 people.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Holy cow! A politician who cares about his people's safety? Is that legal? From The Detroit Free Press:
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder says he is suspending efforts to bring Syrian refugees to Michigan in light of the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. "Given the terrible situation in Paris, I've directed that we put on hold our efforts to accept new refugees until the U.S. Department of Homeland Security completes a full review of security clearances and procedures," Snyder said in a statement released by his office on Sunday. "Michigan is a welcoming state and we are proud of our rich history of immigration," the statement said. "But our first priority is protecting the safety of our residents."Wonder how all the lefties who defend the right of cities and States to establish "sanctuary cities" will react to this?
Guess that settles that. With those breezy assurances from the Obama administration, we can breathe a sigh of relief and quit worrying. Now we can go ahead and import
a division of invaders 10,000 new Americans from Syria with nothing to worry about.
Saturday, November 14, 2015
“What is true is that from the start, our goal has been first to contain and we have contained them. They have not gained ground in Iraq, and in Syria they’ll come in, they’ll leave, but you don’t see this systemic march by ISIL across the terrain.” - Barack Obama, on the Muslim terrorists in ISIS. I have a question: How can you consider a group "contained" when you've dismantled protective borders?
Friday, November 13, 2015
self-determination in Texas simply reflects what's happening all over the world:
“Do I believe there is a chance that this will get on the ballot at some point? Absolutely,” said Texas Nationalist Movement President Daniel Miller. ... “What we are seeing from Texans is that they believe that the right of self determination for Texans to decide the way that we govern ourselves is the best course for Texas,” explained Miller. And that's exactly what 24 year-old Farrah Fincke said too. “I feel like a lot of people in Texas aren't for a lot of the stuff that the U.S. government is trying push on us and it would give us the freedom to not have to do that,” said Fincke.Of course, there are opponents to Texan self-determination, and the article continues with their comments about how sparkly wonderful the "Union" is and that it just isn't thinkable that anyone would want out. They have a point. Crushing debt, demographic upheaval, citizen surveillance, perpetual war -- all brought to us by a central government and paid for by us -- well, who wouldn't want to hold on to those things?
Al Benson Jr. nails the true motives of the "precious snowflakes" who wither under what they consider the "insensitive" statements of others:
The “I’m Offended” game, or maybe agenda would be a more correct term, seems to do one thing–it limits freedom of expression and action. For fear of “offending” someone you dare not say this or do that, and so if you follow this to its logical conclusion you end up saying nothing, doing nothing and thinking nothing. Such inaction on the part of most people makes totalitarians, whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Communists deliriously happy. Lots of folks have started to notice this trend (agenda) of late. I read a quote just last week that said: “My freedom ends where your feelings begin.” That’s a very accurate statement. The man who said it understands what’s going on. I read another one this week where the man said: “I’m offended by all those folks being offended over nothing.” That one is also on target.Just remember that any form of Marxism is toxic to freedom and human life. Just look at the record.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Last night, the SJW group behind the sustained tantrums at the University of Missouri, Concerned Student 1950, sent its white allies into another room so the delicate blossoms could "heal." Wow. So after all the effort and treasure expended to integrate schools and colleges, we arrive back at the place we started from: segregation.
Both the SPLC's Hatewatch and the oh-so-politically correct Daily Kos are bent out of shape about White voters not electing enough minorities to the courts. "New research says elections reduce the numbers of black and Latino judges, hurt racial diversity." As EVERYONE knows, "diversity" is a good in and of itself, but this report vexes both the SPLC and the Daily Kos because minority judges tend to side more often with the plaintiff in civil rights cases. White judges tend to side more often with the defendant. Whoda thunk it? Neither the SPLC nor the Kos offer a recommendation, but the implication is that we cannot create a multi-racial democracy because of democracy.
Tuesday, November 10, 2015
The latest wrinkle in that oh-so-colorful multicultural quilt DC and its leftist allies are weaving is the Muslim honor killing:
The estimated 27 victims of so-called "honor killings" each year in the U.S. don't fit neatly into the FBI's exhaustive Uniform Crime Reporting Statistics. Hidden among thousands of nondescript murders and cases labeled as domestic violence are a mounting number of killings motivated by a radical and dark interpretation of Islam. Honor killings and violence, which typically see men victimize wives and daughters because of behavior that has somehow insulted their faith, are among the most secretive crimes in society, say experts.One of the reasons young victims are killed by their more traditional relatives is that kids from the Middle East become "too Westernized," and are viewed as a disgrace. That shouldn't be a problem much longer, since the floodtide of Third World immigration should snuff out Western civilization in a few decades. The US will be transformed into a Mad-Max hodge-podge, and there'll be no Western culture to tempt Muslim children. Win-win!
IT workers at Cengage Learning in Mason, Ohio recently received a vivid lesson in what globalization and "free trade" really mean. Employees were herded into three groups. One received pink slips. Another got to stay, while the third group was informed it could train its replacements before the company let it go. Unenlightened as to the benefits of borderless commerce, some employees took it kinda hard. Guess they don't realize that once they're pushed aside, they'll be replaced by vibrant foreigners. From Computerworld:
Cognizant applies for thousands of H-1B visas annually, and is one of the top three users of the visa, according to government data. Cengage employees reached for comment didn't know what visa, if any, the contract workers in their offices were using. But they said some of these workers spoke a foreign language in the office, along with English. The idea that their work is being taken by foreign workers is very unsettling, according to the Cengage workers interviewed. "The jobs are being replaced offshore, and I don't think people even understand what's happening here," said one IT worker, who pointed out that good opportunities were scarce. "The jobs out there are pathetic."Our bought-and-paid-for politicians, including Obama, will claim companies need more foreign workers because native born Americans are just too damn lazy and uneducated. Funny how those "uneducated" Americans can teach their low-cost replacements, but can't do the job themselves, isn't it?
The murderous Age of Empires is giving way to small government and self-determination. The impact of what's unfolding before our eyes on the Iberian peninsula will be felt all over Europe and the Americas. Catalonia will be free once again:
To many, it's a move that has been a long time coming. Catalonia's regional parliament has approved a plan to begin a legal and financial separation from the rest of Spain by 2017. Most of the ballots have been counted, and about 81 percent of voters answered "yes" for secession. Catalonia's regional government, based in Barcelona, passed the motion by 72 votes to 63. Though the ballot was unofficial, Catalonian citizens turned out in great numbers to make their voice heard. The polling was held in violation of Spanish law, and was organized and run by 400,00 volunteers. Officials reported that about half of the eligible voters in the region cast ballots; a total of 2.25 million people came to the polls on Sunday. The vote was one of the biggest, so far, for Catalonia's independence. There have been more than a dozen in recent years.Naturally, the rotten ruling bureaucracy will denounce the movement. Supporters of Catalonian independence will be reviled as "unpatriotic" and "anti-Spanish." The truth is that loyalty belongs to one's own people and traditions, rather than to the machinery of administration.
Monday, November 9, 2015
The Social Justice crybabies at the University of Missouri threw a tantrum and daddy gave in:
Tim Wolfe, president of the University of Missouri, announced in a Monday news conference that he was resigning from his post amid a controversy regarding race relations at the school. Black football players at the University of Missouri have joined calls demanding the ouster of the president of the state's four-campus university system over alleged inaction against racism on campus. About 30 players made their thoughts known Saturday night in a tweet posted by Missouri's Legion of Black Collegians. "The athletes of color on the University of Missouri football team truly believe 'Injustice Anywhere is a threat to Justice Everywhere,' " read the tweet. "We will no longer participate in any football related activities until President Tim Wolfe resigns or is removed due to his negligence toward marginalized students' experience."One of the "racial incidents" that should have prompted President Wolfe to call in SWAT teams was feces smeared on a wall depicting a swastika. Right. What do you want to be that was staged by one of the Social Justice snowflakes looking to "make a statement"?
NASCAR says it wants "to create an all-inclusive, even more welcoming atmosphere" for those hypersensitive souls who believe everyone else's rights end where their feelings begin. The attempt to ban the Confederate Battle Flag at NASCAR tracks has started something of a backlash,as NASCAR fan Charles Ivey observes::
NASCAR’s strong stance against flying the flags has incited more fans to do so. Ivey went out of his way to make sure he brought a Confederate flag, along with koozies and beads emblazoned with Confederate flags, to the track this weekend. “Well, NASCAR is trying to be politically correct which doesn’t fit NASCAR’s style really,” Ivey said. “I don’t know why they did that. But we talked about it and there is a group of guys that come out here and we all agreed that it’s our right to fly it. So we’re going to fly it just because they tell us we can’t.”You have to love that Southern spirit of rebellion. It ain't dead.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
The growing independence movement in Catalonia in northeast Spain has inspired similar groups in Scotland, Germany, Italy, and Flanders in Belgium. Manuel Muñiz, a Spanish public policy teaching fellow at the University of Oxford, identified the reason the globalist elites oppose the Catalonian and other independence movements:
“Europe is essentially the largest political project of diversity in the world. The narrative promoted by the Catalans, the language of particularism, and the sense that we need these small political entities, goes radically against what Europe stands for, and it is a dangerous argument. If this movement were successful and were to spur similar movements, it would essentially be the end of European integration.”"Diversity" is nothing new. It's what you get when you conquer other peoples and force them into an aggressive empire. The opposite of "diversity" is self-determination. It's what the Founders declared as their chief aim in these words: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation." And that goal is still vital for liberty. Are you listening, George Soros?
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, November 08, 2015
Thursday, November 5, 2015
We've noted before how DC's military is doing its darnedest to reap the benefits of egalitarianism. Now The Daily Caller presents this scenario from the future of warfare. Diversity is Our Strength! Or whatever.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, November 05, 2015
Wednesday, November 4, 2015
What civil right (excuse me, I should say "Civil Right") is more basic than the right of a teenage boy to shower with naked girls in school? Sadly, the State of Illinois actually tried to deny that most sacred of rights. Thank God we have an Office for Civil Rights of the Department of Education to stop those States' Rights, transphobic bigots:
Federal education authorities, staking out their firmest position yet on an increasingly contentious issue, found Monday that an Illinois school district violated anti-discrimination laws when it did not allow a transgender student who identifies as a girl and participates on a girls’ sports team to change and shower in the girls’ locker room without restrictions. Education officials said the decision was the first of its kind on the rights of transgender students, which are emerging as a new cultural battleground in public schools across the country.The Civil Rights Revolution, aided and abetted by the Cultural Marxists, aims to impose absolute egalitarianism. That anti-human ideology cannot exist in a free society. So first, the egalitarians must exert total government control over our lives. Common sense and traditional morality must go -- you can't have people thinking and deciding on their own, you see. This is why, ultimately, the Left and its government supremacist allies cannot win. They will end up in a self-contradictory, Jaberwocky world that cannot sustain itself. At the moment, only force and fraud prop up their unnatural system. Tick-tock...
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, November 04, 2015