Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Check out the latest posts by the South's favorite internet stalker, Ed Sebesta. Here, he throws a tantrum at the Museum of the Confederacy for that institution's "pandering" to the Sons of Confederate Veterans, which Sebesta seems to imagine is a maniacal band of desperados. How is the MOTC "pandering" to the SCV? By renting out public space to them. Yes, really. In his tortured and pompous prose, Sebesta says in a letter to the MOTC: "This isn’t just any group, it is the Sons of Confederate Veterans and it isn’t just some convention center, the location is the Museum of the Confederacy and their use of this specific location is an act of the American Civil War Museum enabling a pernicious movement." "A pernicious movement!" Egads! By Jove, we cannot have this! And just to remind the world how creepy and obsessed he is, Sebesta ends his letter with this dark warning: "When the next shooting occurs some of the blood will be on your hands and the hands of the American Civil War Museum trustees." And then there's a post entitled "Laughing Your Posteriors Off," in which he links to a profanity-laced video mocking a Confederate parade where two vehicles lock bumpers. Yeah, hilarious. But humour has never been Sebesta's strong suit. If you want a video showing a public demonstration gone wrong, check this one out. It sounds like a WWF Cage Match: Gay Pride vs. Black Lives Matter. These two groups clash when the BLM folks elbow their way into the middle of a Gay Pride parade. Two people get shot, the crowd stampedes, and someone drives a car through the crowd. Now THAT'S entertainment: What a vivid foretaste of our multicultural future.
Here's a nice segue from my previous post. Brent Bozell looks behind the highfalutin rhetoric of the Social Justice Warriors and their boosters in the corporate media and exposes the totalitarian impulses that actually motivate these people:
You cultural fascists have struck again. You have shown you will say most anything, and do most anything to advance your radical agenda. But that’s not enough, is it? Your intent is to ban any opposition. Your goal is to ban even the expression of dissension. ... Now it’s the Confederate flag. I don’t know what’s more offensive, your disgusting character assassination or the outright embarrassment of politicians and businesses quaking in their shoes at the thought they might be next on your hit list.He's right. As demonstrated countless times, the SJWs want any who disagree to lose jobs, to be silenced, and to be permanently banished from the marketplace of ideas. Their totalitarian thugs, period.
This story should clarify things for the near-sighted. If you think the escalating jihad against the Confederate Battleflag is based only on the desire not to offend those delicate souls who cower and whimper when they see one, guess again. It's not an attack on a piece of cloth, it's an attack on us, against Western Civilization. These Social Justice Warriors spell it out for the learning impaired:
“Disarm NYPD” announced the “Burn the American Flags” event on Facebook, inviting individuals to join the organization at Fort Greene Park to “set fire to this symbol of oppression.” Organizers said accused Charleston shooter Dylann Roof wasn’t an “isolated actor,” but a “product of a consistent pattern of state-sponsored terrorism and radicalized dehumanization in America.” The event originally was aimed at burning the Confederate flag, but later changed to focus on the stars and stripes. “There will be no peace until we tear down this system of oppression,” the group wrote on Facebook. “It isn’t enough to take the flag down; we must put an end to white supremacy once and for all.”"White Supremacy" is the modern-day equivalent of "Capitalism" as shorthand for what today's radicals hate and are hell-bound to destroy. While old-time communists portrayed their agenda in terms of economic conflict, with the "dictatorship of the proletariat" over the bourgeoisie as their ultimate goal, our much scruffier SJWs seek racial conflict aimed at a dictatorship of peoples of color over eeeevil Whites. It's time to start paying attention to the true motivations behind all the shouting and cursing. And to pick a side.
Monday, June 29, 2015
"Right now, this past week with everything that is going on, I feel very much like the Jews must have felt in the very beginning of the Nazi Germany takeover. I mean I do feel that way, like there is a concerted effort to wipe people like me out, to wipe out my heritage and to erase the truths of history." Tim Steadman
A must-read from the inimitable Jim Goad:
When crazed psychiatrist Nidal Hasan went bonkers with a gun at an Army base in Fort Hood, TX in 2009 while shouting “Allahu akbar!” and picking off 13 victims, the feds refused to prosecute him as a terrorist. But the US Justice Department announced this past Friday that it’s investigating the Charleston shooting as a possible terrorist incident. So enough with your baseless whimpering about how white privilege will protect Dylann Roof from being charged as a terrorist. I’ve just demonstrated that reality is the complete opposite of what you’re claiming it is, and maybe one day you’ll have enough decency and honor to not only admit your errors, but to thank me for correcting you.As Goad points out, every act the Feds have taken in the name of freeing the oppressed has expanded DC's control over our lives. Now the government routinely spies on its own citizens, humiliates us at airports, and claims the power to indefinitely detain citizens without a warrant. If that makes you feel safer, you're nuts.
The Red Guard raises its ugly head in Memphis:
“Memphis Mayor A. C. Wharton wants to dig up the bodies of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife and remove them from a city park in the latest and most despicable example of the anti-Southern cleansing spreading across the nation…In addition to desecrating the graves, Wharton wants to tear down a massive statue honoring the Confederate general."I wonder if the Hon. A. C. Wharton plans to hang Forrest before reinterring the body?
The left is riding high these days. Little wonder they're picking more fights. After all, any opposition to the leftist agenda brands a person or group as standing for "hate." So now they're going after churches.
I've been trying (mostly unsuccessfully) to warn conservative Southerners that the self-named "Neocons" are nothing more than leftists who've appropriated the vocabulary of conservatism. So this fact-filled piece from Paul Gottfried shouldn't surprise anyone. And even those who know the truth about Neocons will find Gottfried's expose informative and useful:
The neoconservatives were still in the forefront of South-bashing for decades, from their organized defamation of Mel Bradford, the conservative Southern candidate for the directorship of the National Endowment for the Humanities in 1981, through the crusade to remove the Mississippi senate majority leader Trent Lott in 2002 after he had too fulsomely praised (former segregationist, former Democrat) South Carolina senator Strom Thurmond on his hundredth birthday, to the bile they are now pouring on the already-isolated defenders of the Southern cause.It's time to make a choice, Southerners. Are your loyalties with Likud or with the South? Chose wisely -- you might not get another chance.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
No, this isn't an Onion satire. It's the logical next step in the Cultural Marxist agenda. After all, now that the full force of the federal government is behind the re-definition of marriage, there's no limit to interesting new interpretations. From Politico
Saturday, June 27, 2015
Friday, June 26, 2015
We are not to draw any conclusions from murderous acts in the news today: ISIS Kills at Least 146 Civilians 37 European Tourists Killed in Attack on Tunisian Beach Resort French Salafist Attacks US Plant in Lyon: One Beheaded Remember, we live in a tolerant country that respects all peoples, so we know the actions of thousands do not define the culture of millions. However, the actions of one do.
Same-sex "marriage" is now the law of the land. Because in America, we have democracy, and that means the people are sovereign. All nine of them.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Cultural Revolution? Who said anything about a Cultural Revolution? Oh, you mean this kind of thing from Apple:
Many large US companies, like Walmart and Amazon, have already banned the sale of any Confederate flag merchandise as a reaction to the recent events. Now, it appears that Apple has decided to join them by pulling many Civil War wargames from the App Store. As of the writing of this story, games like Ultimate General: Gettysburg and all the Hunted Cow Civil War games are nowhere to be found.Things are getting REAL weird out there.
Yesterday I published a post entitled Taking Down That Flag Is Just A Start, which discussed the glorious path leftists think will take us all to Utopia. I agree with the title of that piece -- taking down the flaw WILL be the start of something, though probably NOT what the leftists and statists envision. It's shaping up to be the start of an energized backlash, as indicated in this story from Business Insider:
Amazon's sales of Confederate flags have skyrocketed by more than 3,000% in the past 24 hours. People are snatching up the flags online after several major retailers — including eBay, Wal-Mart, and Sears — pulled them from shelves.3,000%? Wow. Let a thousand flowers bloom by flying the Southern Cross all over the South.
The DC Empire doesn't mind murder when it's done by the right people. From Tim Holcombe:
Last week, yet another doped-up, psychotic killer took the lives of nine people in Charleston, South Carolina. It is a terribly sad and tragic story, yet amidst the tears and grief of friends and loved ones, the oligarchs who presume to lord over Americans at national and state levels pounced within hours, agendas intact, ever the opportunists. Barack Obama launched into his tired, mindless, pathetic, predictable tirade against guns. South Carolina governor Nikki Haley shed a few dutiful tears, and then declared war on fabric. Because, you know, had it not been for a flag, this would never have happened.You'll definitely want to read the whole thing. Funny and incisive. Thanks to Christopher for the link!
This is interesting. From Allen West:
While the mainstream media is decrying the fact that the Charleston shooting victim’s body was carried past a Confederate flag today, the good pastor may not have found it all that offensive. In 2000, during his first term in the South Carolina State Senate, Pinckney actually voted in favor of H5028, the May 2000 compromise which placed the flag at its current location. H5028 related to THE PERMANENT PLACEMENT OF THE UNITED STATES FLAG, THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FLAG, AND THE SOUTH CAROLINA INFANTRY BATTLE FLAG OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
The headline, by the way, isn't mine -- it's the original in a US News & World Report op-ed. After the Social Justice Warriors perform their exorcism of all Southern symbols, they plan to get REALLY serious about their ongoing revolution. And they're being pretty brazen about it:
Exiling that flag is, in the end, symbolic. There are at least four more steps we need that go well beyond that. I've arranged them in the order that I consider least to most controversial. ... We also need to track domestic terrorism, including groups based on hatred of blacks and other minorities. Former Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano caught huge flak when her department reported in 2009 that right-wing extremism was on the rise, fueled largely by the recession and the nation's first black president. Conservatives attacked the report and its conclusion that white supremacists and a few angry military veterans were ripe for recruitment, and DHS backed off. ... Broadly popular gun safety measures such as comprehensive background checks present the next level of challenge. While Congress bewilderingly failed to act after 20 children were gunned down in their elementary school classroom in Newtown, Connecticut, the landscape is not entirely bleak. State action may be more practical at this point – indeed, Everytown for Gun Safety is claiming victory over the gun lobby in 2015 legislative sessions across the country. Even the U.S. Senate might be more receptive now. Republicans will be fighting to hold seven seats in blue or purple states next year, when the presidency is on the ballot and the electorate will be more liberal than it was in 2014. Finally, and most controversially, we should consider reparations.Now we know that "racial healing" requires even more government surveillance, gun control, and race-based reparations. That would be a huge boost for Big Government and the Race Hustlers. Win-win!
The DC Empire's very own Cultural Revolution is glowing red-hot, and shows no signs of abating. Like the Red Guards of Communist China who screamed insults at anyone or anything they imagined represented traditional culture, DC's Red Guards are trying to out-do each other in discovering and uprooting symbols of the South. The DC Red Guards blubber that the Confederate Battle Flag has to be hidden from view because it was in a picture with a homicidal maniac. But since this is mass hysteria, now they demand EVERYTHING Southern has to go, including the First National Flag. Yes, the First National. Joel Ford raving about the Confederate Stars and Bars, which flies over the capitol in Raleigh on Robert E. Lee's birthday:
“Would we fly the swastika above the state Capitol?” Sen. Joel Ford, a Charlotte Democrat, said Tuesday. “And if the answer is no, we should not fly the Confederate national flag. Both represent some of the darkest periods in the world’s history.”And now that Governor Haley of South Carolina has joined with the Red Guards to take down the Confederate memorial in Columbia, North Carolina's Frat-Boy Governor wants to prove that he, too, is a back-stabing Republican. McCrory wants to stop issuing Sons of Confederate Veterans license plates with the SCV logo. Can this hysteria get any loonier? Oh, yes. Ever-alert Red Guards in Minnesota, of all places, are shrieking that a lake named for John C. Calhoun must be re-named:
The Charleston, S.C., massacre and battle over the Confederate flag has stirred up a major conversation in Minneapolis. A new petition is asking that the name of Lake Calhoun be changed. The lake is named after John C. Calhoun, a former war department secretary who helped bring Fort Snelling to Minnesota. He is also known for supporting slavery. The monument with his name was recently desecrated in Charleston. And here, there is also dissension about his namesake lake.My imagination isn't wild enough to guess what's next.
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
A solution just occurred to me for the problem of picking a sufficiently distinguished dead woman to grace the $10 bill: Issue an Executive Order declaring that Alexander Hamilton now self-identifies as a woman and leave the bill alone. From Billll's Idle Mind
The Abbeville Review.
Here are three news stories that came out this weekend. Guess which one represents a critical problem for African Americans: Philadelphia
Ten people, including three children, were shot at a Philadelphia cookout and block party Saturday night. According to Philadelphia police incident report, witnesses said "that two unknown black males had fired (at the crowd) with a shotgun at least once and then (drove) down the street in a gold or silver four door sedan and fired several more shots, possibly with a handgun."Chicago
Two men were killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded during separate shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon, police said. Around 11:20 p.m. Saturday, an 18-year-old man was shot to death in the West Humboldt Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. The man was walking with another man in the 4200 block of West Division Street when an attacker approached him and fired shots, police said.Charleston
Mike Cosper, a pastor at Sojourn Community Church, a Southern Baptist church in Louisville, Kentucky, told CNN that wrestling with the [Confederate] flag's racial history is necessary to improving race relations in the United States. "It's a symbol that is just so powerful, so visceral because of where it comes from and what it means," said Cosper, who is white. "I feel compelled to love my brothers and sister and to empathize with them when they say 'This is what this means. This is what it communicates.' The thing that needs to come down."If you guessed the first two stories represented problems, then you simply weren't paying attention. Those two events took place in northern cities, which are free of eeeevil Confederate flags. And, as EVERYONE KNOWS, the Confederate flag is the root cause of all the real problems confronting African Americans. Now you know.
Saturday, June 20, 2015
"The murderer who perpetrated this Charleston black church massacre appears to have intended to maximize publicity for himself by pushing every conceivable hot button of the mainstream media in the fashion that would generate the most unending coverage of this Teachable Moment." - Steve Sailer
In 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state in the United States. Of course, this was in direct violation of the Constitution, which STILL says, in Article 4, section 3: "no new state shall be formed or erected within the jurisdiction of any other state; nor any state be formed by the junction of two or more states, or parts of states, without the consent of the legislature of the states concerned, as well as of the congress." Neither the people nor the legislature of Virginia consented to the creation of pro-Union West Virginia. Then there's the little matter of West Virginia being admitted to the Union as a pro-slavery state. When General George B. McClellan invaded West Virginia on May 26, 1861, he issued a proclamation which included this promise: "Notwithstanding all that has been said by the traitors to induce you to believe that our advent among you will be signalized by interference with your slaves, understand one thing clearly—not only will we abstain from all such interference, but we will, on the contrary, with an iron hand, crush any attempt at insurrection on their part."
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Both the naive and Machiavellian in the anti-American Left support a "multi-racial" America. What Leftists don't get -- or choose to ignore -- is that globalist Big Business shares their goals, only for different reasons. Of course, for the average American worker, the result is the same, and that is the displacement of Americans for cheap, exploitable foreign workers:
Thanks to reporting from The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times and Computerworld, the American public is getting a glimpse of the H-1B's primary purpose. In theory, the wage level must correspond to the H-1B worker's education and experience, but in practice, the employer gets to choose, and the government isn't checking. Unsurprisingly, the Government Accountability Office reported that 83 percent of H-1Bs are certified to be paid below-average wages (Level 1 or 2). How do corporations benefit from this? Major savings: Many of the workers laid off at Disney and SCE earned $100,000 a year or more. Government data indicate the H-1B workers replacing them earn around $60,000. The companies that usually do the actual replacement — offshore outsourcing firms like HCL, Infosys and Tata — are the top recipients of H-1B visas, and get about half the allotted visas every year. Their business model is based on replacing U.S. workers and shifting jobs overseas. Their clients that replaced U.S. employees with guest workers include companies like Fossil, Pfizer, Northeast Utilities, Harley Davidson and Cargill.This is what happens when obsessive hatred links up with naked greed. And just to make this marriage made in Hell even more stomach-turning, both sides justify their actions with the most flowery language to disguise their crimes: "Making America Competitive!" "Winning In The Global Economy!" and my favorite, "Welcoming New Americans!" Now that these crooks and haters have been unmasked, it's time to stand up to their self-serving and noxious agenda.
Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Monday, June 15, 2015
This really odd individual issued a really, really odd resignation letter. It's bursting at the seams with self-aggrandizement, hypocrisy, and jaw-dropping nonsense. I'll quote a few lines with my comments, but here's a link to Dolezal's statement so you can read them in context. “While challenging the construct of race is at the core of evolving human consciousness..." Race is make-believe. And you're resigning because you claimed to be Black when you're really White. Got it. "We can NOT afford to lose sight of the five Game Changers (Criminal Justice & Public Safety, Health & Healthcare, Education, Economic Sustainability, and Voting Rights & Political Representation)." No matter how many scandals its members get caught in, the NAACP will never stop demanding more government goodies and more political power. Check. "Please know I will never stop fighting for human rights and will do everything in my power to help and assist, whether it means stepping up or stepping down, because this is not about me. It’s about justice." Translation: I am a martyr for goodness. "It’s about moving the cause of human rights and the Black Liberation Movement along the continuum from Resistance to Chattel Slavery to Abolition to Defiance of Jim Crow to the building of Black Wall Street to the Civil Rights and Black Power Movement to the #BlackLivesMatter movement and into a future of self-determination and empowerment.” Wait a minute! If race is only a social construct, how can you support Black Power and "self-determination" for Blacks? Is she saying Black nationalism is the only good nationalism? Hmmm.
"And I would've gotten away with it, too, if it hadn't been for you meddling kids!"
Don't you just love it when lefties fight among themselves? Dolezal, the head of the Spokane NAACP, is chin-deep in controversy for pretending to be Black though both her biological parents are White. She initially received the full backing of the NAACP board, which proclaimed the organization is open to all kinds of people, Blacks, Whites, Latinos, straights, and, apparently, liars. But things have heated up. In addition to her farcical position that she's really black because she considers herself to be black, seems her erratic behavior is whipping up problems in other areas of her life:
A source close to Spokane City Hall said city officials have opened an investigation regarding Rachel Dolezal’s behavior as an Office of Police Ombudsman commissioner. The source declined to be named because the case still is open, but said the inquiry is not related to her claims about her race. Police ombudsman commissioner Kevin Berkompas said he became aware of an investigation into Dolezal about a month ago but cannot discuss it.Not only that, but some NAACP members think Dolezal should resign for the simple and obvious fact that she has lived a lie all these years. There's even a planned protest against her tonight. And other members are questioning her authority to postpone a scheduled NAACP meeting. My, but this is getting juicy. But the real impact of this embarrassing scandal is how it reveals the elitism and arrogance of leftists. When questioned about her deception, Dolezal haughtily retorted, "It’s more important for me to clarify that with the black community and with my executive board than to explain it to a community that I quite frankly don’t think really understands the definitions of race and ethnicity." Get that? The "community" she's referring to, of course, is Whites in general. And that benighted group, in her lofty view, just doesn't understand "the definitions of race and ethnicity." So why doesn't she enlighten us? Or are we just too thick to comprehend? Leftist ideology is so other-worldly, so necessarily insular, and so divorced from reality, that it cannot confront simple everyday facts. Attempts to make leftists respond to facts that undo their airy notions will be ignored. That's all leftists have, to simply not acknowledge inconvenient facts. In the meantime, let's enjoy the show. This one promises to be a humdinger.
Friday, June 12, 2015
In 1898, Emilio Aguinaldo, head of the Philippine nationalists, proclaimed independence from Spain. But less than a year later, the new DC Empire overthrew the Philippine government, and launched a war of conquest that resulted in the death of 200,000 Filipino civilians from violence, famine, and disease. Gory, gory, hallelujah!
Speaking of scary, this analysis from The Federalist reveals how DC manufactures consent for its destructive and self-serving agenda. What's especially startling about this piece is its argument that our accelerating societal breakdown is a byproduct of DC's endless propaganda:
Family breakdown led to community breakdown, which we can see in the decline of trust in society. Ignorance was cultivated in the schools through political correctness and squashing free debate. The academy’s disparaging of western civilization virtually wiped out respect for any serious study of history and civics, as well as for the Socratic method and the rules of civil discourse. Political correctness sewed confusion into the language, particularly regarding identity politics. Youth are now set to be programmed for conformity through the K-12 “Common Core” curriculum mandates.Thanks to Christopher for the link!
This is a must-read article from Jon Utley, the publisher of The American Conservative. The DC Empire wages no-win wars because victory isn't the point; the point is to wage wars, an argument we've been making on this blog for -- well, a long time. All the special interest groups score big with every war, politicians, academia, the corporate media, arms makers -- no wonder these are the very groups who consistently pitch big government and support for every invasion. Thing is, DC's policy of endless interventionism is not a cost-free way to go. As Utley points out, the reason China is happy to lend DC endless billions is because it wants DC to cripple itself with endless borrowing and endless war. I bet Beijing would LOVE to see Li'l Lindsey Graham as Commander-in-Chief. Scary.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Is the reality of floodtide immigration finally being recognized? Check out these two surprising statements: Overcrowding is magnifying the effects of California's drought. You can read about that problem over at VDare or any other patriotic site. But the Establishment and its leftist lackeys have refused to accept any limits to more immigration. But now even California Governor Jerry Brown wonders, "At some point, how many people can we accommodate?" Good question. Even the best lifeboat has a maximum capacity, and the time to think about that is BEFORE you overwhelm it with too many people. But I was NOT prepared for this shocker: How Corporations Use H1B To Destroy the American Middle Class VDare again? Jared Taylor? Ann Coulter? Nope -- that headline comes from Little Green Footballs, a leftist site. Here's the story:
The boss says you are being laid off. That’s bad enough. Even worse, before you lose your livelihood you’ll be asked to leave behind some of your dignity, too. That’s the way some Disney employees felt when they were asked to train foreign workers, apparently flown in from India, to become their younger and cheaper replacements. “I just couldn’t believe they could fly people in to sit at our desks and take over our jobs exactly,” one former worker, who wasn’t named and is now unemployed, told The New York Times. “It was so humiliating to train somebody else to take over your job. I still can’t grasp it.” A Times report last week detailed the situation at Disney and other companies where positions are outsourced to companies that hire foreign workers who come to the United States on H-1B visas.Days of miracle and wonder...
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, June 11, 2015
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
This post is for Robert McCain and Donald Douglas and all the other handmaidens to the DC Empire. Enjoy:
A married Army general on Tuesday introduced his spouse at a Pentagon event that featured lots of top brass, including Defense Secretary Ashton Carter as the keynote speaker. What made this seemingly routine introduction noteworthy is that Brig. Gen. Randy S. Taylor introduced his husband, Lucas. “My husband Lucas is sitting up front here,” Gen. Taylor said of the man in the same row as Mr. Carter, Army Secretary John McHugh and other senior officials.Isn't that sweet? He has a husband. Yes, this is what you're supporting, patriots, when you pledge allegiance to Old Gory. And those of you who actually put on a uniform to fight for this obscenity need to realize what agenda you're fighting for.
It only took a decade for it to sink in, but Donald Rumsfeld has finally grasped the obvious about Iraq: Invading it was a huge mistake:
give billions to arms makers make America safe and promote Democracy. Realizing there's little support for yet another ground war in Iraq, the War Party's latest argument is that the US should gin up its air campaign to win the Iraq War. Yes, great idea. Let's poke the Middle East hornets' nest one more time and see what happens.
And as soon as we've installed Democracy in Iraq through carpet bombing, we can get back to the noble crusade at home to impose same-sex "marriage," or racial justice, or some other elusive and costly campaign to reconstruct the world. Because that's what DC does.
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld now said that the goal of creating a democracy in Iraq was "unrealistic" and that he was "concerned" when he first heard the idea floated by former President George W. Bush, a stark admission by one of the Iraq War's biggest defenders. "I'm not one who thinks that our particular template of democracy is appropriate for other countries at every moment of their histories. The idea that we could fashion a democracy in Iraq seemed to me unrealistic. I was concerned about it when I first heard those words," Rumsfeld told the Times of London last weekend. The comments mark a rare departure for Rumsfeld, who has been one of the staunchest defenders of the Iraq War started by Bush, but also a sharp critic of President Barack Obama's handling of it.I have no patience for those souls who continue to delude themselves by arguing that Iraq was a magnificent victory Obama squandered. They're only trying to persuade themselves and others their initial support for the war was "the right thing to do." Now even Donald Rumsfeld can see it was wrong. Of course, this won't change anything. The chaos sown in Iraq is still festering and spreading. The rise of ISIS is just another unforeseen consequence of that war we'll have to deal with. Meanwhile, the Perpetual War Machine in DC is striving to drum up support for -- wait for it -- ANOTHER offensive in Iraq to
Monday, June 8, 2015
Saturday, June 6, 2015
Heroic drone operators sitting in air-conditioned control rooms a half a world away score big in the deadliest video game ever:
On Friday, US drones attacked a funeral in Afghanistan’s Khost Province, tearing through a crowd of mourners and leaving at least 34 of them dead. The funeral was reportedly for a Taliban fighter, and the Afghan government insisted that by extension, all the mourners must’ve been Taliban too. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid confirmed the strike, but insisted a number of the victims were innocent civilians from the nomadic tribe the slain fighter was a member of . Afghan MPs from the region similarly claimed a number of civilians were slain.To me, a regime run by perverts that not only illegally spies on its own citizens, but also commits mass murder against innocent civilians does not merit allegiance, but condemnation. But hey, I'm an extremist.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, June 06, 2015
Friday, June 5, 2015
Don't look now, but DC considers you a criminal who must be constantly monitored:
Without public notice or debate, the Obama administration has expanded the National Security Agency‘s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ international Internet traffic to search for evidence of malicious computer hacking, according to classified N.S.A. documents. In mid-2012, Justice Department lawyers wrote two secret memos permitting the spy agency to begin hunting on Internet cables, without a warrant and on American soil, for data linked to computer intrusions originating abroad — including traffic that flows to suspicious Internet addresses or contains malware, the documents show.Yes, that "liberal" Barack Obama and his Justice Department pushed this through. Republican, Democrat, whatever -- whoever occupies the office of Temporary Dictator, he'll ignore the Bill of Rights, wage endless war, and continue to replace America's traditional demographics. And for those who object that Obama's skirting or even violating the Constitution, let me remind you of the real lesson of 1865: DC rules. Not the people of the States. And certainly not a piece of paper.
Why is Ted Cruz trailing Marco Rubio in the polls? Good question. Reuters asked some Hispanic Republicans the same question. Here's what they found:
Rubio, they said, has embraced his ethnic identity in a way that Cruz, who speaks little Spanish, has not or will not. “At times, Senator Cruz finds it difficult to identify or engage with his Latino heritage,” said the Rev. Samuel Rodriguez of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference, a key conservative group that Bush addressed in April. "He does not elevate or magnify his Latino voice in the same way Marco Rubio does." Said Javier Palomarez, the CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, an organization of Hispanic business leaders. "Rubio speaks the language. Both are sons of immigrants, but one has held onto the culture and language.”So Cruz is failing to ignite enthusiasm among Hispanics because he isn't Hispanic enough. To sum it up in two words, Ethnic Solidarity -- a term we will be hearing much more as new loyalties emerge from the ruins of the DC Empire. Tick, tock...
Okay, all right-thinking people know that a man who self-mutilates so he can pretend he's a woman is a hero, and anyone who disagrees is a bad, bad person (like this, for example). So what's next? Glad you asked. The latest civil rights campaign is the right of all persons to be handicapped even if they're able-bodied. And if you are so bigoted that you're shocked at such behavior, you will be condemned as an "ablednormative" supremacist. You've been warned.
Thursday, June 4, 2015
Jason Ditz demonstrates why laws don't matter in the DC Empire:
Despite the weekend expiry of several provisions of the Patriot Act, the FBI illegally kept its surveillance plane scheme going unchecked, and without any attempts to get a judge’s approval for the program. The low-flying spy planes comb densely populated parts of the United States, pretending to be cellphone towers in an effort to trick Americans’ cellphones into giving them private data by the thousands, and collecting that data en masse. The program was in a serious legal grey area in the first place, resting on provisions allowing wholesale surveillance to try to root out “lone wolf” terrorists. Even when those provisions were off the books, however, the FBI kept the flights going, more illegally than ever.Why should the central government be constrained by laws? They're just pieces of paper, like the Constitution, as that great conservative George W. Bush once reminded us. This story also reminds us that the government lies. Always.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, June 04, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Dominic Tierney has an eye-opening article in the Atlantic that addresses DC's current doldrums:
Since 1945, in terms of victory in a major war, the United States is one for five. The Gulf War in 1991 is the only success story. The dark age is a time of protracted fighting, featuring the three longest wars in American history (Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam). It’s a time when the ultimate price of conflict is usually far higher than Americans would have accepted at the start. It’s a time when military heroes are thin on the ground. It’s a time when movies and novels about war describe political conspiracy and futile campaigns. It’s a time when the signature illness for veterans is post-traumatic stress disorder. It’s a time when the most resonant images of conflict are children napalmed, helicopters rescuing Americans and Vietnamese from rooftops, and naked bodies intertwined at Abu Ghraib.The reason DC is floundering is because it's stuck in the age of the superstate. It's still busy trying to replicate the old Soviet Union with its own authoritarian, multi-cultural empire while the rest of the world is downsizing the remaining superstates into historical and cultural nation-states. As Tierney observes:
Conflict still exists in the form of civil wars or organized violence within the boundaries of a state. Nuclear weapons, democracy, and trade may stop countries from invading each other, but they don’t prevent guerrillas from seizing an AK-47. Today, about 90 percent of conflicts are civil wars. Global warfare is mainly relegated to a few dozen failed or failing states that are breeding grounds for warlords, insurgents, and criminals.DC didn't just lose Vietnam, Afghanistan, and Iraq -- it lost the war on poverty and the war for civil rights. After dumping over $25 trillion into LBJ's War on Poverty, the number of impoverished households is increasing to rates we haven't seen in over a half a century. And 40% of Americans now believe that race relations are worse, not better. DC's response? It imports more Third-World immigrants. Yeah, that'll work. With such a clear record of failure, the DC Empire cannot be long for this world. Tick, tock...
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Monday, June 1, 2015
Al Benson, Jr., on why it never pays to be nice to Cultural Marxists.
Here's a must-read piece by Heather Mac Donald, the most honest political and social analyst writing today. She notes that the "Ferguson Effect" is sending shock waves through the entire country:
Gun violence is up more than 60% compared with this time last year, according to Baltimore police, with 32 shootings over Memorial Day weekend. May has been the most violent month the city has seen in 15 years. In Milwaukee, homicides were up 180% by May 17 over the same period the previous year. Through April, shootings in St. Louis were up 39%, robberies 43%, and homicides 25%. “Crime is the worst I’ve ever seen it,” said St. Louis Alderman Joe Vacarro at a May 7 City Hall hearing. Murders in Atlanta were up 32% as of mid-May. Shootings in Chicago had increased 24% and homicides 17%. Shootings and other violent felonies in Los Angeles had spiked by 25%; in New York, murder was up nearly 13%, and gun violence 7%.What's behind this spike in violent crime? Just as in Baltimore, police are afraid to police. When you have the President and Attorney General condemn police without even knowing the facts, and thugs are allowed to torch the city and riot on the order of the mayor, the thugs think no one will stop them. And who are the victims of this violence? Inner-city blacks, of course, the ones who are always suffer the most from the other-worldly notions of white liberals.