Introducing who Bernie Sanders is, what positions he is running on, and the bigger significance of his campaign cam [sic] be brought to every community in a way that is inclusive of those in progressive circles who support Hillary Clinton or others. The South Carolina AFL CIO Resolution is an example of what other organizations could also consider. and share via social media. Building for the long-term, beyond the election, in local election districts, is an essential ingredient in the strategy to defeat the extreme right wing and go onto the offensive for people's needs. As peoplesworld.org and cpusa.org launch new websites the ability to share these ideas increases. Combining on-line communications with building door to door in key working class communities can be instrumental in getting out the vote and organizing year round.The above endorsement, by the way, is from the Communist Party USA. Feel the Bern, comrades.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Donald Trump is getting a lot of grief because David Duke has endorsed him. Apparently the standard here is that a candidate is personally responsible for all the sins of anyone who supports him. Okay. That being the case, why isn't the corporate media holding Bernie Sanders' feet to the fire for this:
Margaret Mitchell and Harper Lee had a lot in common -- both were Southern born, both authored successful books that were made into movies that won Oscars. But the differences between the two authors and their works are wider than the Grand Canyon, as Gail Jarvis points out in his well-researched article at the Abbeville Institute blog.
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Go, says Pat Buchanan: It's Ethno-nationalism vs. Globalism, Round III, and European patriots are winning. By the way, aren't the British people lucky to have a voice in this issue? They get to vote on whether to stay in the European Union. When do we get to vote on NAFTA? On the Trans-Pacific Trade Agreement? On the DC Empire? And check out Clarence Page at around 23:30: "I must concede to my friend Pat that there does seem to be a re-thinking across Europe about ethno-nationalism, about sovereignty, about obligations, and a large part of it is about Angela Merkel's problems throughout Germany." Yep. Thanks to Frank for the link!
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 28, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
Okay, this is just scary. From CNN:
Donald Trump said Friday that if elected president he will change the nation's libel laws in order to make it easier to sue news organizations. "One of the things I'm going to do if I win... I'm going to open up our libel laws so when they write purposely negative and horrible and false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said during a rally in Fort Worth, Texas.While The Donald's stand on border security sounds good, I don't believe the answer to a Latino invasion is to elect our own caudillo. The left is already doing its damnedest to gut the Bill of Rights in the name of combatting "racism" and "sexism." Let's not help them in this.
Conservative donors have engaged a major GOP consulting firm in Florida to research the feasibility of mounting a late, independent run for president amid growing fears that Donald Trump could win the Republican nomination. A memo prepared for the group zeroes in on ballot access as a looming obstacle for any independent candidate, along with actually identifying a viable, widely known contender and coalescing financial support for that person. The two states with the earliest deadlines for independent candidates, Texas and North Carolina, also have some of the highest hurdles for independents to get on the ballot, according to the research.Hear that noise? No, not the gnashing of teeth from the ruling elite, but that jarring, high-pitched sound of metallic stress. That's the empire's machinery of control breaking down just before it grinds to a halt.
The "Clash of Civilizations" that political scientist Samuel Huntington predicted is no longer theoretical -- it's now the daily news. Domestic battle lines are firming up in once-peaceful Norway:
People with known ties to the Oslo Islamist scene claim to have created the group ‘Soldiers of Allah’ (Jundullaah) to counter the controversial Soldiers of Odin group now patrolling Norwegian streets. “In response to the infidel group Soldiers of Odin patrols, we Muslims have chosen to create a group that will patrol the streets, first in Oslo, to prevent evil and encourage the good,” a source within the Islamist environment told VG. The group is officially calling itself Jundullaah, translated to English as ‘Soldiers of Allah’ or Norwegian as ‘Allaahs soldater’. Someone claiming to be a member of the group sent VG what they said would be the Soldiers of Allah’s official uniform: a black hoodie decorated with the black flag of terror group Isis.The Norwegians set up their patrols because their government failed in its responsibility to protect its own people. So the two locomotives have steamed up and pulled out of their stations for the inevitable train wreck. The tragedy is that this was so predictable and so avoidable. On the plus side, however, no one in the Norwegian government was accused of being racist.
Good news! Those dull, white-bread Anglo areas in Texas are getting spiced up by Mexican culture overflowing from the south. From ABC affiliate KRGV-TV:
A Starr County community said they are tired of gunfire spilling over from Mexico. Border Patrol reported shots fired on Friday morning. At around 8:30 a.m., neighbors in Refugio, a small community by Rio Grande City, said a dead-end street was full of Border Patrol agents and Department of Public Safety officials. Resident Rene Garza said his community has learned to live with all the violence. Garza said he grew up in the border community. “Before we wouldn't see shootings,” he said. “Now, if you stand here at night, you will hear shootings. It's normal.” Garza said many of his neighbors won’t talk about the illegal activity, because they fear retaliation. He said he’s tired of looking the other way.Let me give you some advice, Mr. Garza: In multicult America, there are CERTAIN THINGS you're not supposed to notice, from test scores, to minority crime, to gang membership. So keep your head down and your eyes shut, if you know what's good for you.
Friday, February 26, 2016
What's this? Our most beloved religious leader doesn't like The Donald? Let us hear Al Sharpton's words:
Rev. Al Sharpton told attendees at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event Thursday he would flee the country if Donald Trump won the election, in order to avoid being deported by Trump. Sharpton, a Democrat, had positive feedback for many of the Republican presidential candidates until he got to Trump.So -- if Trump wins, we get rid of illegal aliens AND the Rev. Al? That's enough reason to vote for Trump right there ...
The great globalist experiment is sputtering to its inevitable conclusion. Years ago, if you'd asked anyone from George Soros to Morris Dees about multicultural democracy, they would've assured you Denmark was the perfect petri dish to prove globalism was the world's glorious future. After all, Denmark is wealthy, open-minded, and one of the most liberal nations in the world. Well guess what? Not only is multicultural democracy crashing and burning throughout Europe, it's even failing spectacularly in Denmark. From the New York Review of Books:
In country after country across Europe, the Syrian refugee crisis has put intense pressure on the political establishment. In Poland, voters have brought to power a right-wing party whose leader, Jarosław Kaczyński, warns that migrants are bringing “dangerous diseases” and “various types of parasites” to Europe. In France’s regional elections in December, some Socialist candidates withdrew at the last minute to support the conservatives and prevent the far-right National Front from winning. Even Germany, which took in more than a million asylum-seekers in 2015, has been forced to pull back in the face of a growing revolt from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s own party and the recent New Year’s attacks on women in Cologne, allegedly by groups of men of North African origin. And then there is Denmark. A small, wealthy Scandinavian democracy of 5.6 million people, it is according to most measures one of the most open and egalitarian countries in the world. It has the highest income equality and one of the lowest poverty rates of any Western nation. ... When it comes to refugees, however, Denmark has long led the continent in its shift to the right—and in its growing domestic consensus that large-scale Muslim immigration is incompatible with European social democracy.You'd have to be blinded by ideology not to see what's happening. Denmark, like most of Europe, is prosperous and peaceful and free of the glaring disparity in wealth we have in America BECAUSE it's overwhelmingly homogenous. Its people are of comparable capabilities and temperament, thanks to the natural bonds a united people enjoy. But those natural bonds vanish when large numbers of an alien culture elbow their way in. Suddenly, all that social harmony is gone, just as sociologist Robert Putnam has documented in his study of diverse communities. That's why we're going to see more secessionist movements around the world.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
The next time some airhead gibbers about the DC Empire being a "democracy," remind him of these numbers from the ongoing Democratic primary:
After the final vote count in Nevada, Hillary Clinton has 52 pledged delegates and Bernie Sanders 51 -- delegates required to vote for them at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. All were acquired in state primaries and caucuses as a result of a vote of the people. So Clinton and Sanders are virtually tied, right? Wrong. Clinton is leagues ahead of Sanders in the overall delegate count, 503-70. This is because of "superdelegate" rules that allow 712 Democratic Party insiders to decide on their own whom to support at the convention.
A regime's foreign policy mirrors its domestic policy. What's interesting about DC's actions in the Middle East is how vividly they illustrate how contradictory and counter-productive that regime's policies really are. From BuzzFeed:
American proxies are now at war with each other in Syria. Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government. The infighting between American proxies is the latest setback for the Obama administration’s Syria policy and lays bare its contradictions as violence in the country gets worse. The confusion is playing out on the battlefield — with the U.S. effectively engaged in a proxy war with itself. “It’s very strange, and I cannot understand it,” said Ahmed Othman, the commander of the U.S.-backed rebel battalion Furqa al-Sultan Murad, who said he had come under attack from U.S.-backed Kurdish militants in Aleppo this week.Question: In such a hot mess of a proxy war, how on earth can DC tell if it wins or loses? Thing is, DC is already waging a bitter war against its native population that founded and preserved the Old Republic. Academia, Hollywood, the corporate media, and government are united in their hatred of European America. With battle cries of "White privilege" and "Diversity," the powers that be clearly view traditional America as an enemy that must be humiliated and beaten down. This is especially evident in the South. Two examples: Pat Buchanan wrote a piece titled, "Why Do The Neocons Hate Dixie So?" And in South Carolina’s painful legacy of racism endures to this day, the author bares his fangs against Whites who reject open borders as "extremist." He's right: When the governing elite decrees the transformation of America into a Third-World hodge-podge, the desire to preserve traditional culture has been cast out into the fringes. No wonder "Establishment" candidates cannot gain traction in the current election.
Wednesday, February 24, 2016
This is what the "liberation" of Iraq was all about -- profit-gouging for the politically connected. Come to think of it, that's what ALL of DC's projects are for.
Whoever thought The Donald was a principled conservative is naive at best. Trump swaggers even more than the repulsive George W. Bush. It's sad -- maybe tragic -- that he's rounded up the majority opposed to open borders into the Donald's corrall. Trump's stunts are nothing but attention-getting, and will deal a serious blow to genuine nationalism.
It's George Soros vs. Pat Buchanan. Which side are you on? From Antiwar.com:
Nationalism in on the rise in every region of the earth. In the face of an increasingly globalized world, the banners of tribe, tradition, and particularism are being unfolded in unabashed defiance. From Paris to Peoria the battle-cry is heard: Preserve our sovereignty! Nationalism has had a bad reputation ever since the 1930s, when it was associated with colored- shirt-wearing thugs, militarism, and war: raging across Europe, it ignited a horrific conflagration. The pan-European idea was created largely in reaction to this bloody history, and yet the result has been a counter-backlash of nationalism, a new sort that has little if anything to do with its historical antecedents. In the West, this current wave of nationalism, for the most part, is relatively pacific: instead of promoting aggression across borders it is intent on making those borders impenetrable. The old Bismarckian nationalism was statist and super-centralist as well as expansionist; the new nationalism is often (though not always) libertarian, decentralist, and uninterested in foreign adventurism (i.e. “isolationist”).The rootless global elite just can't understand the natural human impulse to preserve culture. Like the leftist agenda, the globalist plan requires force and fraud to succeed. In the end, reality will prevail. Thanks to Frank for the link!
Monday, February 22, 2016
Looks like the long-anticipated backlash against Cultural Marxism has begun. This great piece from The Witherspoon Institute shows that there are indeed sane people left in academia, and they're fed up with otherworldly nonsense posing as "social justice."
Physiology doesn’t lie: Women are less effective than men at meeting military objectives, and far more likely to be injured in combat. Let’s stop denying reality in a misguided effort toward “equality” and agree that women should not be drafted to combat roles. Men were built for fighting. Women were built for childbearing. It’s interesting to note how stubbornly true—even obvious—these statements remain, despite aggressive efforts to bury them. Modern people have a penchant for denying obvious things. Dysfunctional politics and political correctness have brought us to the point of potentially approving women’s inclusion in a military draft. The Senate Armed Services Committee recently entertained arguments in favor of requiring women to register for the selective service, and three candidates endorsed the plan in New Hampshire’s Republican debate. The trickle is turning into a stampede. Suddenly political correctness requires that we all agree that girls can fight just as well as boys.Leftist ideology has always pushed impossible ideals, which is the reason they depend on state violence to impose them. Leftists despise the normal and insist on their warped notions of how the world should be. And if a few million have to die in the process, well, it's for a good cause.
The growing rancor that's all but paralyzed DC is leading toward the inevitable breakup of an oversized, mis-matched collection of peoples and cultures. California is the latest example in the news, with its own independence movement, complete with a professional party that calls itself the Yes California Independence Campaign:
"People think Californians live in our own reality, with our heads in the clouds," an actress says in a video promoting California tourism. The Yes California Independence Campaign gives those words a new meaning. It doesn't want its own reality, but it does want its own sovereign nation. "I think a lot of the reasons why there's so much gridlock in Washington is because California is there with its own set of values," said leader of the movement Louis Marinelli.In a refreshing display of political and public relations foresight, the California independence movement meets head-on with the usual objection of how self-determination can be achieved:
But there's an important question to answer first: Can California legally leave the union? The Supreme Court has weighed in on state sovereignty before, writing this about Texas secession in 1867, "There was no place for reconsideration or revocation, except through revolution or through consent of the States." Marinelli has considered that ruling. "But we can through the consent of the States become independent," Marinelli said.Hey, Rebellion readers: Would YOU vote to let California secede? I certainly would. With pleasure!
Sunday, February 21, 2016
Looks like folks are fed up with the feds. The latest Gallup poll shows an historic migration away from the two wings of DC's single-party rule:
According to the latest Gallup Poll, the number of people identifying as Republican or Democratic is at historic low numbers. The year of 2015 was the fifth year in a row when “at least four in 10 U.S. adults identified as political independents,” a spokesman for the poll said. 42% identified as independent in 2015 and 43% identified the same in 2014. This means there hasn’t been much of a change in these last few years. 29% of the respondents claimed to be Democrat and 26% claimed to be Republican. The number of identified Democrats was the lowest amount it has ever been in the entire 65 years that Gallup has conducted polls asking people which party they identify with. The last low number for Democrats was in 2014 at 30%.I have to wonder: Just how much frustration and anger can folks have toward DC until the whole rotten thing collapses? Tick-tock ...
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 21, 2016
Saturday, February 20, 2016
There could be no more fitting outcome to DC's brain-dead policies than for its surrogates in Syria to use American arms to kill one another. Our tax dollars at work.
Reason's Jesse Walker scrutinizes the SPLC's latest cries of "Wolf!" Of course, this won't stop the corporate media from mindlessly quoting the SPLC's phony numbers. For both the SPLC and the media, fear sells.
Here's a surprising development in the barbarian invasion of Europe: Men who abuse women, abuse women. Whodathunkit? But the oh-so-polite Belgians are shocked by a young man who repaid a female asylum worker for her efforts by raping her:
A teenage Afghan immigrant has been charged with raping a female worker at an asylum seekers' centre in Belgium, authorities said, prompting outrage from anti-immigrant politicians. The 16-year-old Afghan asylum seeker followed a worker from a catering firm into the basement and raped her at the centre in Menen, near the French border, prosecutors said. The judge ordered him detained in youth custody until his next hearing.But here's the mystery, according to a Red Cross representative: "'Two weeks ago we gave a course about how to treat women in Flanders and the boy was present there,' the spokeswoman said." How about that? Two weeks of classroom instruction didn't negate thousands of years of Afghan cultural practices. I guess the magic dirt in Belgium wasn't magical enough to transform a young Afghan into a young Westerner.
Friday, February 19, 2016
I sympathize with Sgt. Martland, but when you volunteer to go to strange, alien countries to protect their way of life, you have to respect that way of life, no matter how repulsive local customs seem to you. Martland's mistake was to expect Afghans to behave like Americans, and he's being punished:
A decorated Army sergeant who protected an Afghan boy from a child molester could find out any day whether his actions will end his career in the military. Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret with an 11-year Special Forces career, was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011 when the boy's mother came to him and said she'd been beaten and her son raped by a local police commander. Martland and another soldier summoned the police official and, when the man laughed at them, threw him off the base. Martland and Daniel Quinn were both disciplined for their actions. Last year, amid military cuts, the Army Human Resources Command recommended Martland be discharged in part based on his disciplinary record, but an official decision by U.S. Army brass is expected by March 1.There's really only one possible course of action: Let's import millions of aliens from all over the world so Americans will be deadened to the bizarre beliefs of other cultures. That way, when the military visits new lands to liberate, such unfortunate incidents won't occur. We in the West need more exposure to the cultural attitudes of other lands, such as this one. Can't you feel your prejudices melting away? Sure you can.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, February 19, 2016
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
James Clapper, the flappy-jawed surveillance ghoul who lied about the National Security Agency spying on Americans, is simply giddy about the possibilities to eavesdrop on unsuspecting consumers by digitally sneaking into their "smart" devices. From the Guardian:
If you want evidence that US intelligence agencies aren’t losing surveillance abilities because of the rising use of encryption by tech companies, look no further than the testimony on Tuesday by the director of national intelligence, James Clapper. As the Guardian reported, Clapper made clear that the internet of things – the many devices like thermostats, cameras and other appliances that are increasingly connected to the internet – are providing ample opportunity for intelligence agencies to spy on targets, and possibly the masses. And it’s a danger that many consumers who buy these products may be wholly unaware of. “In the future, intelligence services might use the [internet of things] for identification, surveillance, monitoring, location tracking, and targeting for recruitment, or to gain access to networks or user credentials,” Clapper told a Senate panel as part of his annual “assessment of threats” against the US.Need any more proof about the depth of this regime's malignancy? The 4th and 6th amendments, like the 10th, have been effectively nullified by our overseers in DC.
Hurry, Obama! You're running out of time to transform the US into a Third-World country -- that is, before the sell-out Republicans beat him to it. Problem is, the construction of immigrant camps in military bases is hitting snags by upsetting the locals:
Amid a resurgence in the pace of unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S. border, President Barack Obama is facing angry opposition as he searches for places to house them temporarily. The administration is attempting to assemble a network of shelters on military bases and other federal facilities to lodge thousands of children awaiting immigration proceedings after fleeing violence in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. That’s hit a nerve in communities, some in crucial presidential swing states such as Colorado and Florida, where potential facilities were announced without community input and later scrapped. “I don’t want a military base to be an orphanage,” said Veronica Kemeny, president of the Republican Veterans of Florida, who lives in Panama City near an Air Force Base that was named as a potential shelter.And for those unicorn-riding globalists who still believe DC's demographic upheaval will create a multicultural utopia, check out the latest news from Syria, where diversity is killing people.
Monday, February 15, 2016
The Black Justice League -- oh, the visuals that name conjures up -- at Princeton wants to ditch the university's many on-campus tributes to President Woodrow Wilson. Seems Woody had some ideas that just don't measure up to today's noble and enlightened thought. At this rate, the US Air Force will soon be dropping daisy cutter bombs on the images of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson at Mount Rushmore -- both were Southern slaveholders, you see. Then there's that oh-so-troubling name of the Empire's capital. How long can that be tolerated in this most intolerant age of toleration?
Vietnam. Somalia. Iraq. Afghanistan. Libya. Syria. The DC Empire can't win its wars. Yet it continues to wage them. William Lind explains why DC keeps attempting the impossible abroad:
Why has the establishment allowed itself to be trapped in serial failure? Once we understand how it works, the answer is plain: it cannot do otherwise. On Capitol Hill, the legalization of bribery—“campaign contributions”—means money rules. That puts business as usual in the driver’s seat because that is where the money is.So the money machine, not "the people" (Don't make me laugh!) determines policy. And approved police defines approved thought:
Just as money locks in current policy, so does ideology. To be a member of the establishment you must spout the ideology of “democratic capitalism,” the notion that America can and should remake the rest of the world in its own image. Other peoples see this, rightly, as an attempt to ram the Brave New World down their throats. Many are willing to fight to prevent it. But if a member of the Washington establishment dares question the ideology and suggests a policy based on realism, he immediately loses his establishment membership.As we've noted before, the ruling elite relies on a noble-sounding policy of perpetual revolution at home and abroad to justify its power. Of course, the never-ending crusade to impose equality at home creates more problems, just as it does in those unfortunate countries DC targets for "liberation." But greater chaos give DC even more excuses for intervention. And the music goes round and round ...
Jim Goad bemoans the growing totalitarianism of the government schools, where White kids are routinely chastised for their racist thoughts which magically cause Blacks to perform poorly and commit crimes. Goad wonders if this constant racial propaganda is to blame for the decrease in American schools' test scores. Well, duh. But to the educrats, that's a feature, not a bug. If we can shame White kids to self-sabotage when they take tests, then schools can claim credit for reducing that pesky Black-White performance gap.
Sunday, February 14, 2016
The outrage on social media finally got to "Mad" Madeliene:
Former Secretary of State Madeleine ALbright recently made a comment about women not supporting other women that she’s now apologizing for. While campaigning with Hillary Clinton recently, Albright said there’s a “special place in hell” for women who don’t support other women. ... Albright penned an apology in The New York Times in which she explained she’s said this same thing for years, but understands why it went viral this time.One thing's for sure: There IS a special place in hell for reptilian officials who shrug off killing 500,000 children for a corrupt, bloody empire:
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Two young men face life-changing criminal charges because of a family fishing trip:
Hundreds of people flooded an Escondido Union High School District board meeting Tuesday night, urging the district not to expel two San Pasqual High School students who were suspended in separate incidents after authorities found knives in their trucks parked in the campus lot. The students — 18-year-old Brandon Cappelletti and 16-year-old Sam Serrato — are acquaintances who ran afoul of school officials on the same day and under similar circumstances. Cappelletti — who has already enlisted in the Marine Corps, hoping to follow in his father’s and grandfather’s footsteps — had been on a family fishing trip to Dixon Lake in early January and had brought along three knives to cut line and filet any fish he might catch. When it was time to head home, he tossed two of the knives into the console of his Ford Ranger and one in the tool box pushed behind his seat.Black students don't get a break when they bring knives onto school property, so why should Whites go free? That would be discrimination. After all, to discriminate means to use good judgement and recognize differences, and government school administrators are prohibited from thinking. It sets a bad example for future citizens.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, February 13, 2016
Friday, February 12, 2016
From the latest Joint Venture news release:
Foreign-Born Residents -- Silicon Valley has an extraordinarily large share of residents who are foreign born (37.4%, compared to California, 27.1%, or the United States, 13.3%). This population share increases to 50% for the employed, core working age population (ages 25-44), and even higher for certain occupational groups. For instance, nearly 74% of all Silicon Valley employed Computer and Mathematical workers ages 25-44 in 2014 were foreign-born.Yes, you read that last line correctly: New employees being hired are 74% foreign born. And once the geezers over 44 have been wrung dry of all their institutional memory, you can bet they'll be shown the door. Replacing Americans with foreign H1-B workers save companies $40,000 per worker, meaning more profits for the politically connected owners, so no doubt this trend will continue. And the Democrats will continue to wail about income gaps. Sickening.
In 2002, Yugoslavian ex-president Slobodan Milosevic went on trial for war crimes. Milosevic's crimes stemmed from his stubborn refusal to allow the peoples of Yugoslavia to peacefully secede. At his war crime trial, the court determined that 200,000 died as a result of his war to prevent peaceful self-determination in the former Yugoslavia. Abraham Lincoln, on the other hand, was responsible for over 700,000 deaths from his immoral and unconstitutional war to prevent Southern independence. The only difference is that Abe's armies won.
Now, Pat Buchanan's talking about the DC Empire's foreign wars. And of course, he's right that a "Madisonian republic" cannot hope to survive a policy of endless war, which is exactly what we're facing in the Middle East. Since the victory of the central government and its parasitical hangers-on in banking and industry in the WBTS, DC has been waging almost continuous war because it's good for business. And the other war without end DC is waging is against its native population. DC is importing a Third-World population that will be much more easily manipulated by professional exploiters in big business and big government. DC's reputation as the world's worst purveyor of misery and mayhem is well deserved. Remember: War is the health of the State.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
After almost 30 years in the CIA, Ray McGovern started telling the truth about the CIA's crimes and the waning of DC's power. This extensive, wide-ranging interview with Salon explores the shadowy world of international power plays.
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
Twitter's latest move to censor badthink just got a little creepier. Check out the announcement of its "Trust & Safety Council" initiative:
To ensure people can continue to express themselves freely and safely on Twitter, we must provide more tools and policies. With hundreds of millions of Tweets sent per day, the volume of content on Twitter is massive, which makes it extraordinarily complex to strike the right balance between fighting abuse and speaking truth to power. It requires a multi-layered approach where each of our 320 million users has a part to play, as do the community of experts working for safety and free expression. That’s why we are announcing the formation of the Twitter Trust & Safety Council, a new and foundational part of our strategy to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter. As we develop products, policies, and programs, our Trust & Safety Council will help us tap into the expertise and input of organizations at the intersection of these issues more efficiently and quickly. In developing the Council, we are taking a global and inclusive approach so that we can hear a diversity of voices from organizations including: The Wahid Institute Dangerous Speech Project (They're AGAINST it, not for it!) Feminist Frequency GLAAD (As in, Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) Anti-Defamation LeagueYeah, anytime you want more freedom of expression, there's nothing better than creating "more tools and policies." And who better to ensure free speech than Muslim and homosexual pressure groups? But don't forget the presence of the Anti-Defamation League, that oh-so-vigilant watchdog for free speech.
Monday, February 8, 2016
Jim Goad warns that hate speech laws will speed us down the same road as the USSR. Can we stop this insane movement before it's too late?
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, February 08, 2016
Thursday, February 4, 2016
What can we expect from self-proclaimed "socialist" Bernie Sanders once he's in power? Here's a hint: History Today:
When a delegate lamented that uncomradely attitudes were spoiling the congress, Lenin sharply replied that, on the contrary, he relished a good open fight instead of endless inconclusive talk. His attitude was attacked as elitist and tyrannical. The youthful Trotsky, now and for years to come a Menshevik, reportedly told Lenin at one point, ‘That’s dictatorship you’re advocating,’ to which Lenin replied, ‘There is no other way.’Moderates pave the way for the radicals, and once their hands are on the machinery of power, the masks slip off. Brace yourselves, folks.
These young Latino entrepreneurs ARE motivated, aren't they? And there are more on the way. From The Washington Examiner:
Jessica M. Vaughan, the policy director for the Center for Immigration Studies, told the House Judiciary Committee's Immigration and Border Security subcommittee that "the tide of new young people, many of whom have already been exposed or involved in street gangs at home, has provided a huge pool of new recruits for the gangs here. Gangs such as MS-13 and 18th Street are enjoying a brutal revival in certain parts of the country and are establishing themselves in new places."Gang fights in schools are becoming commonplace. And this is just the beginning. Ah, brave new world.
The powers that be are importing Third-World colonizers, razing Confederate memorials, and banning the celebration of Christmas, all part of abandoning Western civilization. Naturally, academia is in the vanguard. The latest assault on traditional America comes from Brown University, where the target is the one man who planted Western civilization in the New Word, Christopher Columbus:
A faculty vote on Tuesday made the change official: Brown University’s Fall Weekend, which was called Columbus Day, is getting a name change again — this time to Indigenous People’s Day, reported The Brown Daily Herald. The change from Columbus Day to Fall Weekend happened in 2009, when students led by the group Native Americans at Brown campaigned for the switch, the paper says. More recently, students petitioned to change the name to one actively in support of indigenous peoples. The petition, signed by over 1,100 students, faculty, staff and alumni, according to the Daily Herald, noted that the original change “halts the active celebration of Columbus’ torture and genocide (and) is the bare minimum that Brown University can do.”Is there any parallel in world history where a society committed mass cultural suicide? Amazing.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
This is how the multicultural revolution will self-destruct. President Obama’s chummy visit to the Islamic Society of Baltimore, argue these American feminists, constitutes an implied endorsement of the sexual segregation practised by Muslims. Do tell.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, February 03, 2016
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Moloch's insatiable appetite now includes a taste for women's flesh. From CNN:
Two of the U.S. military service chiefs believe women should now be required to register for the draft after the Defense Department opened up all combat jobs to women. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller and Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley agreed that the current policy, which requires only males register for the Selective Service System, should be changed after restrictions that barred women from trying out for combat jobs were lifted last year. "Every American who's physically qualified should register for the draft," said Neller at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday that examined the new policy to admit women into combat units.Apparently, the lessons from the French Revolution, the Chinese Cultural Revolution, and Khmer Rouge have already been forgotten. The anti-human agenda of the egalitarians always -- ALWAYS -- requires blood sacrifices. As the DC Empire stumbles blindly along the path of absolute equality between the sexes, it will inevitably cause the death of many women who simply are not capable of combat. Then there are the unfortunate male soldiers who will suffer because their female comrades couldn't perform up to speed. But so what? All that matters is that we pretend to believe in official doctrine. The human consequences are of no concern. At least not to those in charge -- after all, THEIR daughters aren't going to war.
Monday, February 1, 2016
It's getting hard to keep track of all these incidents involving loutish, bullying Middle Eastern colonizers and their unwilling hosts. The latest comes from Munich:
Shocking footage has surfaced online appearing to show a group of young migrants attacking two German pensioners after they stood up for a young women the men were harassing on a subway train. Recorded on a mobile phone, the disgraceful video shows the men - of Eastern European or Arabic origin - holding one man by the arms as they verbally abuse him. The second victim is seen grappling with one of the migrants, before he is held up by the neck and threatened.There wouldn't be any trouble if Europeans simply surrendered and quit defending themselves and their civilization. That strategy is working just fine here in the Multicultural States of America.
John Cleese, of Monty Python fame, skewers the leftist prissies who can't take a joke:
Cleese says that he's been warned against performing at colleges, because it's on university campuses in particular where "the political correctness has been taken from being a good idea, which is 'Let's not be mean in particular to people who are not able to look after themselves very well,' to the point where any kind of criticism of any individual or group could be labeled cruel." "All humor is critical," he concludes. "If you start to say, 'We mustn't; we mustn't criticize or offend them," then humor is gone. With humor goes a sense of proportion. And then as far as I'm concerned, you're living in 1984," referencing George Orwell's dystopian novel where it's a crime to have beliefs that criticize the powers that be.We knew the devil cannot endure to be mocked. So it's time to get out your mocking shoes!