A century ago Congress declared war on Imperial Germany. It was a bizarre decision: the secure New World voluntarily joined the Old World slaughterhouse, consigning more than 117,000 Americans to death for no intelligible reason. The chief outcome of the war was to sweep away several reasonably benign if imperfect “ancien regimes” while loosing various totalitarian bacilli. All too naturally, even, seemingly, inevitably, emerged communism, followed by fascism and Nazism. The so-called Great War’s unfinished business was finally settled only in World War II, after consuming as many as 80 million additional lives.The entire article is worth reading. Woodrow Wilson convinced Americans to export "democracy" to tottering European autocracies, but that wasn't what we got. The article's underlying premise is that the quest for perfection usually results not in utopia, but unnecessary human and economic loss. Of course, we still haven't learned our lesson. The brainless and disastrous toppling of Saddam Hussein and Gaddafi did not unleash liberty; instead, those "regime change" interventions created ISIS and Europe's ongoing migrant problem -- a problem that will soon be ours, too. That unlearned lesson doesn't just apply to foreign policy. Look at the actual results created by school integration. We abandoned an imperfect but functioning educational system and created the Performance Gap. Billions have been squandered trying to erase that gap, and we are nowhere close to succeeding decades later. I could give countless other domestic policy examples: No Child Left Behind. AFDC. Section 8. All have been expensive disasters. The notion that we can force people into paradise is alien to the true conservative. As Richard Weaver observed, "The Southerner accepts the irremediability of a certain amount of evil and tries to fence it around instead of trying to stamp it out and thereby spreading it. His is a classical acknowledgment of tragedy and of the limits of power." Weaver was right. It's time we learned a little intellectual humility.
Thursday, April 27, 2017
Doug Bandow of the Cato Institute details the misery and waste spawned by "The Great War":
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, April 27, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017
This seemingly insignificant story reveals the mainstream media's hidden agenda. From Fox News:
A top New York Times editor decided the paper shouldn’t use the term “female genital mutilation” because the phrase is too “culturally loaded” and widens a divide between the Western world and “people who follow the rite.” Health and Science editor Celia Dugger said she came to the conclusion to refer to the act of removing the female genitalia of young girls as “genital cutting” during a trip to Africa in the 1990s. She spoke about her decision in a Times mailbag article in response to a reader’s question.They ditched the term "illegal alien" in favor of "undocumented immigrant." Soon, they'll be referred to as "American citizens." Eliminating the disapproving term "female genital mutilation" is the first step toward legalizing this practise. Just wait and see.
The American Taliban is busy, busy, busy these days! Under cover of night, they're already dismantling monuments to Robert E. Lee, P.G.T Beauregard, and Jefferson Davis in New Orleans. Now they want to remove a statue of Thomas Jefferson at Columbia University. At least the Afghani Taliban operates openly and in the light of day.
Here's another example of growing Islamic militancy around the world. From Reuters:
A polarizing election for Jakarta governor saw Islamic identity politics come to the fore and exposed fractures in Indonesian president Joko Widodo’s fragile ruling coalition, an exit poll has revealed. Widodo’s political ally Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the ethnic Chinese Christian incumbent, was resoundingly defeated by Muslim rival Anies Baswedan in a vote seen as a litmus test of the secular traditions of the world’s largest Muslim-majority country. Unpublished data from an exit poll by Litbang Kompas, which Reuters reviewed, found “same religion” was by far the most common reason why voters supported the victor. "The biggest share of Anies supporters based their choice on similarity in religion and ethnicity,” said Bestian Nainggolan, a researcher at Litbang Kompas, a leading pollster. “Programmes and performance were not a dominant consideration.”It would be a lot easier to trust those who assure us multiculturalism will work in this country IF there were ONE EXAMPLE of it working somewhere else in the world. Instead, racial, ethnic, and religious differences grow until they spin the various groups off into their own polities.
Sunday, April 23, 2017
Here's some good news from CNN:
Voters in France have comprehensively snubbed the country's political establishment, sending far-right populist Marine Le Pen and political novice Emmanuel Macron through to the second round of the country's presidential election, early results indicate. With 80% of polling stations declared, National Front leader Le Pen and newcomer Macron were virtually neck-and-neck on about 23% of the vote each..Maybe France has finally realized it wants to remain French. We'll see what the second round brings. But this alone is almost enough for me to forgive France for 1789. Almost.
Here's a must-read article on the one and only Pat Buchanan. Not only does it provide a fairly balanced picture of one of the most influential and insightful pundits of our time, the picture of Pat holding a replica of Robert E. Lee's Navy Revolver with a portrait of the general in the background makes it a piece well worth your time.
Saturday, April 22, 2017
The antifa - who fancy themselves "anti-fascist," but are actually "anti-First-Amendment," are political pests who like to play dress-up, slink in the shadows, and attack the elderly. These heroes wear masks for a reason; they're looking for easy, defenseless targets. Here in Charlotte, many were spotted throwing fuel onto the fire during the September riot. So here's a handy web site for defenders of free speech. Along with news reports of antifa crimes, there's a resource for identifying these cowardly thugs. It's called the Dark Triad Man. The web master thinks his team has identified the would-be antifa assassin who tried to kill a Trump supporter in San Francisco. Check it out!
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, April 22, 2017
Friday, April 21, 2017
Know-it-all educrats are trying to eliminate grits in the government schools - but Southern kids are rebelling:
The 2010 Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act strictly limited calories, fat, salt, sugar and just about everything else that makes food edible – including grits. It was the War of Culinary Aggression. “We could originally serve half whole grains but that changed in 2012 when we had to start serving 100 percent whole grains,” said Stephanie Dillard, the child nutrition director for Geneva County Schools in Alabama. That meant no more grits. “And grits are a staple in the South,” Ms. Dillard told me. “Students really want to eat their grits.”Food is almost as important as flags as cultural symbols in the dawning Age of Devolution. Fight for your grits, kids.
"The neighborhood-towns [of Chicago] were part of larger ethnic states. To the north of the Loop was Germany. To the northwest was Poland. To the west were Italy and Israel. To the southwest were Bohemia and Lithuania. And to the south was Ireland…you could always tell, even with your eyes closed, which state you were in by the odors of the food stores and the open kitchen windows, the sound of the foreign or familiar language, and by whether a stranger hit you in the head with a rock." - Mike Royko
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Talk about nerve! The Southeast Asian Coalition, Comunidad Colectiva, and Alerta Migratoria have presented the Charlotte city council with their DEMANDS. The short version is "Surrender to your Third World overlords." The long version is that Charlotte effectively declare itself a sanctuary city, starting with immediately withdrawing from the 287(g) program. So any illegal alien who commits a crime should be shielded from deportation. Sure. But it gets better! Check out the other demands, as reported in the Charlotte Observer:
Protect the access of undocumented immigrants to city benefits and services. Delete citizenship status questions from all applications, questionnaires and forms used in relation to the city. Prohibit city agencies and employees from requesting information or investigating a person’s citizenship or immigration status. End all CMPD motor vehicle checkpoints. Cut CMPD funding and “reinvest” the money in housing, health and education programs. Decriminalize or create alternative forms of accountability for: crimes of survival, such as theft and sex work; offenses that take place in public schools or other public educational facilities; and “minor” traffic offenses such as DUIs, not having an operators license and driving with a revoked license. (Undocumented immigrants are not allowed to get a North Carolina driver’s license, making it a key issue among advocates.) Provide money for immigrants in need of legal representation and create an office within the city to provide legal services to immigrants and refugeesSo what they want - excuse me, DEMAND - is that we legalize illegal immigration, prostitution, drunk driving, and driving without a license - and PAY them to colonize us. Wow. Just wow. And just to let the gringos know they mean business, the three groups plan a march on May Day. As the Observer has noted, this event aims at much, much more than merely ending immigration law enforcement - "Efforts are being made to unite African-American, immigrant and LGBT groups into a single political block in the state. This includes an upcoming May 1 march and business boycott planned at Marshall Park that hopes to show a united front to city leaders." In other words, the Cultural Marxists will be on the move on May Day. So it looks like things are going to get messy,folks. Keep your powder dry.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, April 20, 2017
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Friday, April 14, 2017
Ah, diversity. It opens us to all sorts of, um, interesting traditions. The growing Muslim population is importing Female Genital Mutilation into the US:
Jumana Nagarwala, 44, of Northville Michigan is accused of performing female genital mutilation on underage girls. According to a criminal complaint, Nagarwala performed the procedure on girls ages six to eight years old at a medical clinic in Livonia. Some of the children were brought from out of state for the illegal procedure. Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is considered the complete removal or partial removal of the clitoris, known as a clitoridectomy. FGM is internationally recognized as a violation of the human rights of women and girls. Some consider FGM as a religious and cultural practice. The purpose of this illegal practice is to suppress female sexuality in order to reduce sexual pleasure.There's an obvious and simple solution to this growing problem: Just revoke our laws against FGM. After all, we've surrendered to alien cultures in the past when our laws and customs clashed. Who are we to require immigrants to assimilate to our ways?
Homo economicus can now be safely buried. Like his cousin, the Piltdown Man, he never really existed, except in the minds of ideologues, who can never accept what is because all that matters to them is what should be. This article from Prospect offers a glimpse of what we can expect to unfold within the next few decades, and not just in Scotland, but all over the world:
Scottish nationalism will not go away. Once separatist glory is embedded in the subconscious, it becomes a badge of honour. As long as independence is the cry of Scotland’s dominant party, the Scots seem happy to indulge it, even if not fully support it. But Brexit has been a lesson to us all. Who knows what independence really means? The continued appeal of nationalism is no mystery. Half a century ago, Isaiah Berlin adapted Kant’s image of the “crooked timber” of mankind by describing nationalism as “the bent twig.” He attacked those who dismissed it as “a passing phase… a pathological inflammation of a wounded national consciousness.” To relegate nationalism to past history was, he thought, to play with fire. Berlin was right. In 50 years, the number of independent nations has not shrunk but doubled. They may have been born of imperial collapse, civil war, partition or, sometimes, peaceful negotiation. But the seeds of separatism swiftly take root and do not blow away.Brace yourselves, globalists, Neocons, and leftists, because the world about to be born will not be the dreary one-world regime you lust after, but a lively world of region-states, city-states, and other human-scaled political units nurturing thousands of historical cultures. Get over it and get out of the way.
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
One of the victims of the latest jihadist attack in Stockholm had worked on behalf of others like her murderer:
A Belgian psychologist and mother-of-one who worked with asylum seekers facing deportation has been named as the latest victim of Friday’s jihadi atrocity in Stockholm. Maïlys Dereymaeker, 31, was waiting for friends from work on the corner of Drottninggatan and Olof Palmes gata when the terrorist struck. She was the first victim to be hit by the speeding lorry and died instantly at the scene. It took forensic experts two days to identify her mangled body from DNA samples. Ms Dereymaeker, who was from the small town of Lembeek near Brussels and had an 18-month-old toddler, worked with illegal immigrants facing deportation like her killer, Rakhmat Akilov.Liberalism has a new martyr; one carrying on the tradition of Amy Biehl.
“Let’s hope members of Congress, the members Allegheny College has already honored — Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. John McCain — the women of the Senate, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Lindsey Graham — let’s hope that they and others of goodwill will lead in restoring harmonious work ways." - Ruth Ginsberg
Sunday, April 9, 2017
We're getting only sketchy details about the "terror truck" attack in Stockholm. Eyewitnesses report he swerved to hit children - which makes sense, seeing as his anger was aimed at the future of the West. But once again, the imposing challenge of keeping track of so many hostile aliens has contributed to the perfect storm:
Swedish authorities said the 39-year-old man suspected of driving a truck into a crowd in downtown Stockholm had been wanted by police for failing to comply with a deportation order. The Uzbek national, who was detained late Friday, had sought residency in Sweden in 2014, a request the state denied in June last year, police said on Sunday. In late February, police issued a warrant in his name for failing to report for his deportation. ... In Sweden, where about 200,000 people applied for asylum in the past two years, police have been overwhelmed by a steep rise in the number of deportation orders referred to them by immigration authorities. Each year, thousands of foreigners disappear from authorities’ radar after being ordered to leave the country. In the first 10 months of 2016, nearly 70% of the individuals in 6,647 deportation cases police received from the immigration agency had absconded.Odd that the press hasn't released the name of this terrorist. However, I did manage to find a picture of two of his enablers:
Think that's cynical? Just check out these two stories: Hillary Clinton called for Donald Trump to 'take out' Assad airfields hours before air strikes Dianne Feinstein calls cruise missile strikes "a limited but necessary response."
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Now THIS is interesting! The New York Times reports on a LEGAL challenge to a big hunk of the western US:
Some Mexicans are proposing to remind Mr. Trump exactly what country was the first victim of American imperialism. They are calling for a lawsuit that would aim to nullify the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (signed on Feb. 2, 1848), in which Mexico — invaded by American soldiers, its capital occupied, its ports and customs stations seized — was forced to accept the American annexation of Texas and concede more than half the rest of Mexican territory, now including most of the states of Arizona, New Mexico and California. This effort is being led by Cuauhtémoc Cárdenas, the elder statesman of the Mexican left. Mr. Cárdenas is convinced that the Mexican government — especially given the need to confront Mr. Trump’s aggression — has a solid legal case. In his opinion, the 1848 treaty violates essential international legal norms and a case can be brought before the International Court of Justice, proposing reparations and indemnification.Imagine - no more California! No more Dianne Feinstein! No more Hollyweird. I might have to start celebrating Drinko de Mayo.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, April 08, 2017
Friday, April 7, 2017
Trump's Troll Army Isn't Ready for War in Syria.
Call the SPLC! And the ADL! And CAIR! While we're at it, let's also alert the national news media, 'cause nothing stirs reporters to action like a hate crime, and the latest one sounds like a doozy:
Police say one of the door’s windows was shattered after a suspect threw a rock through it during the incident. According to investigators, a note was also left at the scene near the front door that said the suspect did not want refugee business owners and that they would torture the owner if they did not leave and go back to where they came from. CMPD says the suspect signed the letter from “White America.”No doubt this is the work of one of those foaming-at-the-mouth Trump supporters. If ONLY we had a surveillance video. Wait - we do? What's it show?
CMPD says surveillance video of the incident was recovered and that it showed a black male suspect, who is approximately 5-foot-8, around 200 pounds, and has a short afro and goatee. The suspect was seen wearing a gray hoodie under a black coat with light jeans and black shoes.Go home, folks, nothing to see here...
Thursday, April 6, 2017
I'm in total shock. This plain-speaking and well-reasoned piece is from Foreign Affairs, long a Neocon journal. It states facts that the Open Borders crowd wants you to ignore. While LEGAL and MANAGED immigration has benefited both the American nation and its people, today's climate is vastly different from those days:
First, World War I and then legislation in the early 1920s dramatically reduced new arrivals. By 1970 less than 5 percent of the U.S. population was foreign-born, down from 14.7 percent in 1910. This reduction helped immigrant communities assimilate, as they were no longer continually refreshed by new arrivals from the old country. But in recent decades, the dramatic growth of immigrant enclaves has likely slowed the pace of assimilation. Second, many of today’s immigrants, like those of the past, have modest education levels, but unlike in the past, the modern U.S. economy has fewer good jobs for unskilled workers. Partly for this reason, immigrants do not improve their economic situation over time as much as they did in the past. Third, technology allows immigrants to preserve ties with the homeland in ways that were not possible a century ago. Calling, texting, emailing, FaceTiming, and traveling home are all relatively cheap and easy. Fourth, the United States’ attitude toward newcomers has also changed. In the past, there was more of a consensus about the desirability of assimilation. Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, the son of Jewish immigrants, said in a 1915 speech on “True Americanism” that immigrants needed to do more than just learn English and native manners. Rather, he argued, they “must be brought into complete harmony with our ideals and aspirations.” This was a widely held belief. In his book The Unmaking of Americans, the journalist John J. Miller has described how at the turn of the twentieth century, organizations such as the North American Civic League for Immigrants put out pamphlets celebrating the United States and helping immigrants understand and embrace the history and culture of their adopted country.As the Foreign Affairs article points out, "multiculturalism" has replaced "True Americanism" as the model for immigration. Not only are the people moving here predominantly Third World, as opposed to Western, as was the case up to 1965, but they're gathering in their own enclaves, retaining not only their language and culture, but their old loyalties as well. And thanks to modern communication technology, they can stay in touch with their old countries, nourishing and sustaining their alien ways. That's a recipe for disaster. What can such a collection of random populations do but to go their own ways?
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, April 06, 2017
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
John C. Calhoun, please call your office! California wants to nullify a federal law - actually, several of them:
In defiance of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, the California Senate passed a bill to limit state and local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities. Senate Bill 54, which unofficially has been called a "sanctuary state" bill, bars state and local law enforcement agencies from using their resources, including money, facility, property, equipment or personnel, to help with immigration enforcement. They would be prohibited from asking about immigration status, giving federal immigration authorities access to interview a person in custody or assisting them in immigration enforcement.Time to grab a beer and some popcorn, 'cause the show's about to begin!
Al Benson Jr. wonders just how loony the left has become. Here's the latest case in point:
We have been duly informed by the politically correct, the cultural Marxists among us, that anyone politically to the right of Ho Chi Minh or Fidel Castro is a “deplorable” racist. Evidence for this accusation? Well, who needs evidence? Just say it long enough and loud enough and people will believe it. The Social Justice warriors way over on the Far Left fringe have decreed it. Ain’t that enough? After all, who would even think of questioning “social justice” or its provocateurs? However, in recent days the social justice campaign seems to have reached new and more glorious heights. According to the website Intellihub the animal rights group PETA has continued to add to its list of “unusual” claims, and this time they have put out a video that literally claims that drinking milk just might mean you are a closet racist. Intellihub recently said: “The group posted the video on Friday in a Tweet that reads, ‘Did you know that milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists?”Wow. So all these years, the slogan "Got milk?" was a stealth campaign to promote racism! Who knew?
Sunday, April 2, 2017
In celebration of Confederate History Month, I'm posting this video of a live (and lively!) performance of Dixie. It features the 2nd South Carolina String Band and friends. It's drawn 1,271,702 views and 1,950 comments. Does the disembodied, rootless left have anything to compare to this kind of exuberance and energy? No wonder globalism is in retreat around the world.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, April 02, 2017
Friday, March 31, 2017
Here's an insightful and deeply frightening interview with a young Belgian man who converted to Islam. What's fascinating is how Michael Delefortrie's life story illustrates much of what's gone wrong with Western nations that are hell-bent on jettisoning their historic cultures and replacing them with a dismally uniform multiculturalism. As Delefortrie makes clear, the rot that's eating the West emanates from the decay of the family unit. What's left is a generation without a past, and therefore, with nothing to belong to, that is, to identify them. The libertarians may howl, but nature abhors a vacuum. Islam offers hard, certain answers to the questions all young people seek, and it's obvious Delefortrie has taken those answers to heart. From CNN:
He doesn’t shake hands with me, as a woman, but he is polite, makes eye contact, apologizes for being late, cracks jokes and even flirts a little with my young producer. And while he dismisses his own nationality — “I’m not Belgian. I am Muslim” — and wants to see Western democracy replaced by the strictest form of Sharia law, the returned ISIS fighter is more than happy to accept welfare checks from the Belgian government. “We were raised like normal Catholic people, with their holidays,” he remembers. “On Sunday, we thank God, and that’s the way it is.” But after a rocky childhood that he says was marred by his mother’s alcoholism, his parents’ divorce and his own ADHD diagnosis, he began smoking weed, experimenting with harder drugs, and doing badly in school. “You’re searching for your identity, like everybody else in the world,” he says as he remembers his troubled teenage years. At about 16, he came across a book that he says changed his life. It was called “The Way of the Muslim.” He says Islam offered him the promise of purpose and structure, providing strict rules and moral clarity in a world where the prevailing liberalism favored shades of gray over black and white."Liberated" individuals, who are unconnected to others and free to choose any identity, are in fact rootless and half-alive. Nature abhors cultural vacuums as well, and the alien, anti-human beliefs of Islam are ready to replace the mush of "tolerance" and liberalism the ruling elite and its intellectual flacks have pushed onto the general population. We'd better wake up to what's happening all around us.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, March 31, 2017
Thursday, March 30, 2017
There was never a real debate about race and IQ. Most egalitarians simply resorted to cutting off any debate before it got started. The noisy, petulant response to Charles Murray at Middlebury College would've been laughable had it not been so totalitarian in its aim. So much for reasoned discourse on today's college campuses. But leftists can clamp their hands over their ears and sing "la-la-la" all they want; reality isn't going away. This article from Quillette summarizes what Murray and his co-author Herrnstein argued in The Bell Curve. As the authors point out, these theses are now mainstream:
Claim 1: There is a g factor of cognitive ability on which individuals differ. Claim 2: Intelligence is heritable. Claim 3: Intelligence predicts important real world outcomes. Claim 4a: There are race differences in intelligence, with East Asians scoring roughly 103 on IQ tests, Whites scoring 100, and Blacks scoring 85.Why is this important? Because they all fly in the face of the ruling ideology, which claims the right to use force at home and abroad to uphold equality and democracy. There's a lot of political and economic power riding on the preservation of that ruling ideology. Also, recognizing racial averages in IQ are NOT about oppressing anybody; they're all about learning to work with what we've got. As a society, we've squandered millions on domestic policies based on the assumption of basic equality, and we have nothing to show for it, other than a lot of disappointment and resentment. Since everyone is equal, persistent disparities MUST be based on a racist conspiracy, right? Should we continue to pour more millions into the bottomless pit of equality? Seems to me, if we're going to implement genuine educational reforms, those reforms MUST arise from fact, not fantasy.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
The people of Britain have reclaimed their right to self-government, popular sovereignty, and British identity. The globalist elite is still sulking, but Prime Minister May has made it clear her government intends to carry out the will of the people as expressed in the Brexit referendum:
Theresa May vowed to restore Britain's 'self-determination' as our historic EU divorce letter was finally delivered to Brussels today - including a stark warning that trying to punish the UK would be a 'costly mistake'. The Prime Minister delivered an upbeat vision of a country whose 'best days lie ahead' as she confirmed her envoy Sir Tim Barrow had handed the formal notification to European Council president Donald Tusk in Brussels. She insisted she wanted to forge a 'deep and special special partnership' with the Brussels club and appealed for 'constructive' engagement during the looming negotiations.The Globalist Experiment is dead.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Looks like there are nasty, unexpected side effects to letting people from all over the world colonize a city. Paris is no exception - heck, it's quickly becoming the world's object lesson in multiculturalism:
French police said on Tuesday they opened an inquiry after a Chinese man was shot dead by police at his Paris home, triggering rioting in the French capital by members of the Chinese community and a sharp reaction from Beijing. The shooting on Sunday, which led China's foreign ministry to call in a French diplomat, brought about a 100 members of the French-Chinese community on to the streets in Paris's main Chinatown district on Monday night. Some protesters threw projectiles outside the district's police headquarters and a number of vehicles were torched in a confrontation with riot police. Media reports said a 56-year-old man of Chinese origin was shot dead at his home on Sunday night in front of his family after police were called to investigate an altercation with a neighbor.Is there a single place in the Western world where diversity is a strength, and not a festering problem? I don't know of one.
Enforcing long-established immigration law is suddenly a flashpoint for new conflicts, and Trump's vow to deny federal funds to cities that openly defy the law is heating things up. Battle lines are forming between Anglo America and Hispanic America:
Responding to the latest warnings by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions that Department of Justice funds will be withheld from sanctuary cities, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday he will fight efforts by the Trump administration to take away federal funding needed for law enforcement in Los Angeles. Garcetti said that such actions would be unconstitutional, adding that the city’s policies are “designed to keep our residents safe.” “Slashing funds for first-responders, for our port and airport, for counterterrorism, crime-fighting and community-building serves no one — not this city, not the federal government, not the American people,” he said. “We will fight to protect the safety and dignity of all Angelenos, and we will work closely with our representatives in Congress to make sure that Los Angeles does not go without federal resources that help protect millions of people every day.”The way this is shaping up, it's sure to add more impetus to the growing Calexit movement. California has already sided with the sanctuary cities, and is even considering making the entire state a sanctuary for illegal aliens. Funny how liberals, who think their ideology is universal, keep proving that demographics is destiny without realizing it.
Monday, March 27, 2017
The Evil Empire's Pentagram has struck again:
While Pentagon statements on them insisted everyone killed was an ISIS fighters, mounting evidence suggests US airstrikes against the city of Mosul have killed nearly 300 civilians, with attacks just last week burying over 150 people under the rubble of residential buildings in the city’s west.But don't worry - the Pentagram promises a FULL INVESTIGATION. Yeah. But after all, you have to break a few eggs to make a democratic omelet. Liberating the world is hard work, and mistakes will be made (notice the passive voice). Think we've learned any lessons from this? Check out this report:
Iraqi officials had previously predicted they’d have western Mosul fully “liberated” by the end of March. With just a few days left, the offensive remains largely stalled however, with the offensive moving at a snail’s pace. Hoping to speed things up, the US has announced another escalation, sending more combat troops into the city.I just hope no one ever tries to liberate me.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, March 27, 2017
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
“We've seen this rise of a kind of a right-wing movement here and throughout Europe. And this is only going to put wind in the sails of those who would say that this is an issue that needs to be looked at, that needs to be examined in terms of refugees.” - NBC News reporter Matt Bradley on today's terror attack in London that's claimed at least four people. Of course, Mr. Bradley is right -- all good, right-thinking people must ignore their lying eyes and believe in diversity.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Earlier this month, the latest educational crusade to reduce the Black/White performance gap received some dismal news:
A new progress report for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools that shows no academic impact for its Project LIFT schools that are on a year-round calendar. Bruns Academy and Walter G. Byers received an F-grade. Druid Hills Academy and Thomasboro Academy received a D-grade. All of the schools scored well below 50-percent proficiency for End of Grade reading and math tests. Channel 9 reached out to incoming Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Superintendent Clayton Wilcox to see if he has seen the report. Channel 9 is waiting to get a response.I mean, was it too much to expect a little something for a project that's already chugged down $55 million? Taxpayers finally have an answer, in an op-ed entitled "Project LIFT’s results are better than you think" from today's Charlotte Observer:
It is true that we have not documented that the district’s Continuous Learning Calendars have resulted in improvements. But limits on what we can do with data prevent us from knowing why that’s the case. While it’s possible that they are ineffective, it’s equally possible that our research did not capture changes that have occurred. It’s also possible that it’s too early to tell.Of course. The auditors can only do so much with the data, so they're not qualified to evaluate the program. Now THAT inspires confidence in the system! Besides, you can't disprove that there MIGHT be positive changes from Project Lift, so the only possible conclusion is that it's a success. Yay! And there's more:
After four years, our research shows that LIFT is starting to get real results. Teachers and principals are reporting healthier school climates, and attendance is up in middle and high schools. We see promising evidence of increased academic achievement across most grade bands, and middle grade students are showing particularly impressive results. Finally, West Charlotte’s high school graduation rate is nearing 90 percent – and has nearly caught up with the rest of the CMS district.Yeah, take that, sceptics! Who could argue that the "healthier school climates" reported by school employees aren't real? Not me. And then there's the higher graduation rate compared to prior years -- never mind that starting in 2010, Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools dropped the number of credits to graduate from 28 to 24. And pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Monday, March 20, 2017
This story is not only sad, but soooo revealing of the insane times we live in. From WBTV:
A Salisbury woman accused of conducting medical procedures using non-medical silicone is facing murder charges after police say a teen received injections at her home and later died. Salisbury police say 42-year-old Kavonceya Iman Cornelius, also known as Kenneth Rudolph Cornelius, gave 19-year-old Eugene Jones II silicone injections at her home on Union Heights Boulevard in Salisbury. Jones went back to Fayetteville where he later died from the procedure on Jan. 12, police say.So, a fake woman who is a fake doctor gave fake medical silicone to another fake woman. Now the oh-so-politically correct chorus will cry, "If only our society were more accepting of gender fluidity!" No, that's not a solution, that attitude is the PROBLEM. Your imagination cannot change your chromosomes. Believing otherwise, and DEMANDING that everyone else agrees with you, is what killed this young man.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, March 20, 2017
Friday, March 17, 2017
The last Turkish invasion of Europe struck down 50,000 souls, but Europe successfully fought for its independence and survival as a culture. Now it sounds like President Erdogan is calling for a rematch. But instead of the old-fashioned way with messy armies and wide-scale battles, Erdogan is whipping the flames of 4th Generation Warfare to conquer Europe from within:
Calling Turks the “future of Europe,” Turkey’s president on Friday implored his compatriots living on the Continent to have multiple children as an act of revenge against the West’s “injustices.” “Go live in better neighborhoods. Drive the best cars. Live in the best houses,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally on Friday in the city of Eskisehir, while campaigning for a referendum that would solidify his power. “Make not three, but five children. Because you are the future of Europe. That will be the best response to the injustices against you.”I bet the Dutch are wondering about a do-over of their recent election ...
“It is very clear. The policy of the admission to Mexico of persons of any country—Central Americans or of any other nationality—is defined by Mexico. That is the sovereign power of a country, and we are a sovereign country and we exercise our full sovereignty. Who decides who enters Mexico is Mexico and thus we will have to confront the problem.” - Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray I have no problem with the minister's policy on immigration. BUT I do have a problem with his hypocrisy.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Three cheers for the people of Tennessee!
The State of Tennessee sent an unprecedented message to the federal government on Monday: NO MORE REFUGEES. A lawsuit filed by Tennessee lawmakers claims that the federal government violated the 10th Amendment with its resettlement program. There goes that pesky Constitution. “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.” – U.S. Constitution, Amendment X. But it gets better. Not only is the government not following the Constitution, they aren’t complying with the Refugee Resettlement act of 1980. The lawsuit urges that the Federal Government halt refugee resettlement until they’re willing to foot the bill themselves. Forcing individual states to incur the massive financial burden of refugee resettlement is unconstitutional. The fed forces states to participate, while saddling them with an insurmountable economic burden. Although TN is not the first state to sue the feds over refugees, the 10th Amendment basis is unique. Undoubtedly, this lawsuit will spur a flurry of states-rights debates, and perhaps similar suits.No where in the Constitution do the people of the sovereign States authorize DC to commit demographic suicide in the name of promoting globalism. So Tennessee has the law of the land on its side, if not the power to enforce it. Interesting how California and other states are doing their utmost to stop the enforcement of current immigration law, while Tennessee and others are suing to stop DC's brazen attempts to bypass it. How long can the US remain united with this escalating tug of war? Thanks to loyal reader Dutchy for the link!
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
It's easy to be one of those endlessly suffering martyrs the news media LOVES to interview. First, get all of your news and commentary from sources that specialize in stoking the egos of the perpetually offended, such as Huffington Post or the Southern Poverty Law Center. Then, watch the following video so you, too, can preen your politically correct tailfeathers. Takeaway quote: "Listen to what someone says, and then selflessly make it all about you by taking it personally, even if it has nothing to do with you."
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Surprise! The San Francisco Chronicle disapproves of Calexit, the California secession movement. All the efforts to put secession on the ballot for voter consideration is futile, says David Carrillo, a lecturer at Berkeley:
All that will be for naught. Expect the courts to bar this measure from appearing on the ballot — or strike it down if approved by voters — because the initiative process cannot make fundamental changes in the nature of state government. Revising the state Constitution to become an independent nation is the definition of a fundamental change. And citizens can sue to prevent secession because it would deny their rights guaranteed as U.S. citizens.Right of self-determination? Never heard of it. And besides,
Even if these acts survived judicial review, they would have no legal effect. States have no power to secede: Neither the state nor federal constitutions permit leaving the Union, and the U.S. Supreme Court long ago rejected the idea that states can secede.Yes, in every independence movement, patriots had to ask permission from the government they wanted to secede from. You remember George Washington begging King George III to let the colonies form their own governments, don't you? You don't? You must be some sort of extremist!
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, March 13, 2017
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Former Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, an Angela Merkel clone in left-of-center Vermont just got booted from his job for importing Syrian refugees into his small town:
Rutland Mayor Chris Louras, who endured months of withering criticism for his plan to bring Syrian refugees to the city, lost his reelection bid on Tuesday. In unofficial voting results, David Allaire, a city alderman and leading critic of the resettlement, trounced Louras, a 10-year mayoral incumbent, by a 776-vote margin, according to results cited by the Rutland Herald and WCAX-TV. "I'm simply wishing him luck and I'm moving on," Louras told Seven Days Tuesday night. He declined further comment, saying he would "not hazard a guess" as to what the election results say about Rutland's support for refugees.I'm sure the Deep State is watching and learning. Lesson learned? Don't let the rubes vote on the important issues.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, March 08, 2017
Sunday, March 5, 2017
"I believe that the world’s rulers will discover that infant conditioning and narco-hypnosis are more efficient, as instruments of government, than clubs and prisons, and that the lust for power can be just as completely satisfied by suggesting people into loving their servitude as by flogging and kicking them into obedience." Aldous Huxley
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, March 05, 2017
Saturday, March 4, 2017
Thursday, March 2, 2017
Fourth Generation Warfare, or 4GW, isn't just for Third-World nations anymore. Thanks to our suicidal open borders policies, stateless, ongoing, and low-intensity war between ethnic, religious, and racial groups has arrived on our shores, and in our heartland. From Fox News:
On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th birthday, Mickens' brutally beaten body was found on a tree-lined street in Brentwood. A day later, the beaten body of her lifelong friend, Cuevas, was discovered in the wooded backyard of a nearby home. The teenagers had been inseparable and shared an interest in basketball. Their deaths were the result of a gang-related dispute at Brentwood High School. Officials believe their deaths were crimes of opportunity related to the ongoing gang disputes at the high school. The body of a third student, 18-year-old Jose Pena-Hernandez, was found on the grounds of the Pilgrim Psychiatric Center in Brentwood in October. Two of the suspects have been linked to his death. Police also discovered the skeletal remains of 19-year-old Oscar Acosta and 15-year-old Miguel Garcia-Moran in a remote industrial area of the town. Acosta had been missing since May, and Garcia-Moran vanished in February.For those who've convinced themselves the only problem is a lack of anti-gang programs in the schools, consider this from a law enforcement officer:
"MS-13 functions like all immigrant organized crime group, they start by targeting their own community," Lou Gentile, a former officer at the Organized Crime Unit of the Pennsylvania State Police and founder of the investigative firm CSI, told Fox News Latino. "You're seeing a growing Hispanic population in the Carolinas and MS-13 preys on their own, they exploit their own." Gentile added that many police forces in these smaller communities throughout the Carolinas don't have capabilities or staff to deal with the incursion of gangs like MS-13. "They don't know what is coming in," he said. "Police have to rely on the other departments that have wider resources like sheriff's departments or state attorney generals' offices."Uncontrolled borders make it impossible to regulate who enters. And humans, being human, are going to stick to their own tribe. Anyone outside the tribe is either an enemy or a target.
This is what liberalism does to a nation, specifically, Sweden:
There is a strange moral code here in Rinkeby. You are much more exposed to crime if you are not a Muslim. These boys think they can take everything from a woman who is not wearing a hijab or at least covers her hair. Another, Besse, told me: we don’t go out on the streets here after dark. It is too dangerous. I have lived here for 25 years and it has gotten worse and worse. The situation now is so tense that it is impossible for me to go to, say, the supermarket to get some milk. Parwin, a Christian lady, blamed the mosques: it is because of all the things they are teaching in the mosque. They are Salafists there, just like Isis. They should close the mosque because that is where these kids have learned these bad things. But one thing they all agree on is that they do not go out. They do not go out because they are scared — Muslim, Christian, young and old alike.To me, the most infuriating part of this story is how both the Swedish authorities and their leftist enforcers have turned against native Swedes. Leftist ideology is not only anti-Western but anti-life. Leftists seek to raze the world so they can reconstruct it according to their oh-so-noble values. With a clear track record of failure and devastation, you'd think people would simply reject leftist demands. What will it take to wake them to what's happening?
Monday, February 27, 2017
Be care who and what you support:
Antonio Gatewood pleaded guilty last week to felony conspiracy to commit assault inflicting serious bodily injury, stemming from the Sept. 21 attack by 10 men on a man in the Epicentre garage at 210 E. Trade St. The incident took place during two nights of protests and violence that followed the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott the day before. Video from a bystander, which drew a worldwide audience, showed the victim being chased, punched, stomped and stripped of his pants by his attackers. The victim was a financial services worker who lived uptown and had come down to the area around Trade and Tryon to show his support for protesters. Gatewood, 23, was arrested on array of charges, from assault and robbery to false imprisonment and ethnic intimidation, a misdemeanor. The victim was white and his attackers were black.Here's the video (starts at :36 in):
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, February 27, 2017
Sunday, February 26, 2017
“I feel like the idea of being trans-black would be much more accurate than ‘I’m white.’ Because, you know, I’m not white . . . Calling myself black feels more accurate than saying I’m white.” - Rachel Dolezal Hey, if a person with XY chromosomes can "feel" he's actually a girl, and get Civil Rights enforcement for his feelings, why can't a White "feel" she's Black? After all, race and sex aren't real. They're just social constructs, like oceans and mountains.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 26, 2017
Saturday, February 25, 2017
After a bruising and closely contested fight that revealed deep splits in the Democratic Party, far-left Thomas Perez has won election as the party's chair of the DNC:
Former Secretary of Labor Tom Perez has been elected the next chair of the Democratic National Committee, grabbing the reins of the political wing of the party and emerging as a key figure in the party's opposition to President Donald Trump's agenda. More than 400 party insiders gathered in Atlanta this weekend to cast their ballots. The former Obama appointee will try to rally a party still reeling from its presidential election defeat and crippled by down-ballot losses across the country over the last decade. Many in the party's progressive wing had thrown their support behind Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, expressing their frustration with the status quo of the party. They felt strongly that Ellison better identified with the grassroots movement growing across the country in opposition to Trump.Here's the down and dirty on Thomas Perez:
Perez is a longtime illegal alien enabler. He is a past president of Casa de Maryland, an advocacy group for illegals funded by George Soros and the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez. A former top aide to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), Perez became labor secretary in July 2013 after barely surviving a confirmation vote in the Senate. Before that he served as U.S. Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights presiding over the ridiculously race-obsessed Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. Like Barack Obama, Perez graduated from Harvard Law School. Under Perez, the Department of Justice refused to prosecute hate crimes committed against white Americans. He was reportedly instrumental in the Justice Department’s dismissal – over the objections of the government attorneys handling the matter – of a case involving two New Black Panther Party members who brandished weapons and intimidated white voters in Philadelphia on Election Day 2008. An inspector general found that Perez believed voter protection statutes “did not cover white citizens.” He targeted former Maricopa County, Ariz. Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) for legal harassment because he didn’t like Arpaio’s tough-on-crime approach, especially with respect to illegal aliens.Perez was seen as the Hillary Clinton, pro-establishment candidate, so a lot of Bernie Sanders supporters feel slighted by Perez' victory. His first act was to name his leading rival, Keith Ellison, as his co-chair. So now there can be no doubt: The Democratic Party, once the home of Zeb Vance and Sam Ervin, is now the radical, anti-American party. All the pretences have been dropped, folks. Let's stop acting like we don't know it.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
Here's a cycle we've noticed in the past. From Antonius Aquinas:
Nestle USA has announced that it will move its headquarters from Glendale, California, to Rosslyn, Virginia, taking with it about 1200 jobs. The once Golden State has lost some 1600 businesses since 2008 and a net outflow of a million of mostly middle-class people from the state from 2004 to 2013 due to its onerous tax rates, the oppressive regulatory burden, and the genuine kookiness which pervades among its ruling elites.* A clueless Glendale official is apparently unconcerned about the financial repercussions of Nestle’s departure saying that it was “no big deal” and saw it as an “opportunity,” whatever that means! The stampede of businesses out of what was once the most productive and attractive region in all of North America demonstrates again that prosperity and individual freedom are best served in a political environment of decentralization.This is a textbook example of just how unnatural and unsustainable big business is. It germinates and flourishes in conservative cultures, thanks to a deep-seated respect for initiative and private property. However, at a certain point, big business begins to encourage the rootlessness and radical individualism on which leftist ideology is based. The more isolated the individual, the more each person looks to consumerist culture for a sense of identity and purpose, which someone will happily supply -- at a price, of course. But at another critical point, the leftist mindset becomes destructive, actively undermining the very institutions that made commerce possible by whipping the flames of envy and resentment, which erodes self-reliance and initiative. California's "progressives" are speeding toward that cliff at Thelma and Louise velocity.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, February 23, 2017
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Here's some more good news: Despite the constant pounding from the media, Hollyweird, and our moral and intellectual superiors in government, Americans are not welcoming demographic revolution. From The Hill:
An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that cities that arrest illegal immigrants for crimes should be required to turn them over to federal authorities. The poll shows that President Trump has broad public support in his effort to crack down on sanctuary cities. A survey from Harvard–Harris Poll provided exclusively to The Hill found that 80 percent of voters say local authorities should have to comply with the law by reporting to federal agents the illegal immigrants they come into contact with.That news should put some "sore" in George Soros.
Tuesday, February 21, 2017
A new bill in the North Carolina General Assembly is looking to make changes to the state Constitution, removing the portion that prohibits secession. House Bill 147 was filed Tuesday by representatives Michael Speciale, George G. Cleveland, Larry G. Pittman, and Bert Jones. All four men are Republican lawmakers. ... According to HB147, the sponsors want to put the repeal up on the ballot during the general election in November 2018. They say if the voters approve the amendment, it should be made law.There's no telling how this will go, but one thing's for sure: It'll be a hoot to watch the liberals, Neocons, and other defenders of big-government squirm if this comes to a popular vote. They'll have to come out either for or against government by the consent of the people. Pass the popcorn and a beer, 'cause the show's about to start!
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Monday, February 20, 2017
The key question now for Democrats is: What's the best way to completely and finally drive out the remaining white voters from our party? Decisions, decisions! But the DNC has some of the finest political minds in the known universe, so they've made incredible headway in achieving their goal, as this Washington Times story shows:
Democratic Party activists who tried unsuccessfully to sink Hillary Clinton’s nomination at last year’s convention are at it again, pestering national party members ahead of next week’s vote on a new chairman. Party leaders are eager to incorporate the energy of progressives who buoyed Sen. Bernard Sanders’ presidential campaign last year — but less enthusiastic about the activists’ rough edges that continue to irk many Democratic National Committee members. They say the phone calls to lobby for Rep. Keith Ellison, the choice of progressives, over Tom Perez, viewed as the establishment choice, are out of control. “It was over the top, and I contacted Keith, and Keith tried to stop it, to his credit. It took a while,” said Marcel L. Groen, chairman of the Pennsylvania Democrats. “I want their enthusiasm and energy, but I do want it harnessed. I am not interested in anarchy.”"Rough edged" partisanship, "out of control" progressives, "over the top" lobbying, and, my favorite, "anarchy." Yep, that's the recipe for the secret sauce that'll keep the Democrats on the fringes. Keep up the good work!
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, February 20, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Okay, you have a majority-black town with a black mayor that sinks into a serious financial crisis. A black man is appointed "Emergency Manager," and he decides to switch the city's main water supply to the Flint River. Yeah, it's polluted, but look at the money we'll save! But folks got mad when their tap water started poisoning them. So who's to blame? This is a job for the Michigan Civil Rights Commission! You'll never guess where they're pointing their collective finger o' guilt. From CNN:
A government-appointed civil rights commission in Michigan says systemic racism helped to cause the Flint water crisis, according to a report released Friday. The 129-page report does not claim there were any specific violations of state civil rights laws, but says "historical, structural and systemic racism combined with implicit bias" played a role in the problems, which still linger in the city's drinking water almost three years later. "The presence of racial bias in the Flint water crisis isn't much of a surprise to those of us who live here, but the Michigan Civil Rights Commission's affirmation that the emergency manager law disproportionately hurts communities of color is an important reminder of just how bad the policy is," state Sen. Jim Ananich, a Democrat from Flint, said.I don't know the folks on the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, but if they're anything like the ones here in North Carolina, they can sniff out racism ANYWHERE, whether it's there or not. Check out the language they use in their official report: there's no "racist" act or individual named, but no matter: The problem's gotta be "systemic racism." This reminds me of the Charlotte Riots from this past September, when a black cop shot a black thug in a city with a black chief of police in a town with a far-left Democratic mayor. Yet "systemic racism" was the battle cry for the rioters and demonstrators. What more can we do? What reforms are possible if the politics in Charlotte and Flint aren't good enough? I don't know. I really don't know.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
A reader responds to A day without immigrants: This is nothing new. Between 1991 and 1997 I worked in a state office processing Unemployment Insurance claims. A significant number of claims were filed by mono-lingual Spanish speakers who indicated up front they were not legally in the United States. Because they had no legal right to work, they were ineligible for Unemployment Insurance. But that didn't worry them a bit. They were interested in only one thing; an official document denying eligibility-based benefits that they could take to other government offices for welfare-variety benefits. It made me sick. I contacted my local state representative about it and was told she would like to help but there was nothing she could do. One day the INS showed up at the office and asked me if they could circulate around the lobby and parking lot. I told them they had every right to do so, just like everyone else. When I told the office manager what was happening she almost fainted and immediately called our central office. It was a good day; I understand the INS collared at least one illegal in the parking lot.
This story from the Washington Post raises a lot of troubling questions:
A government social worker for Durham County, N.C., said that the number of Hispanic residents seeking assistance had dropped off rapidly in recent days amid swirling rumors about an ICE checkpoint at a Durham intersection and ICE agents making arrests in a supermarket parking lot. “Today, I haven’t gotten one Hispanic client in the entire check-in today,” said the social worker, a longtime government employee who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. “That never happens … They think that when they come here for assistance, that they’re going to be on some sort of invisible list.”Illegal aliens are not supposed to qualify for welfare. Now it could be argued the Hispanic "clients" who didn't check in with the government social worker were legal immigrants. But then, why would they be afraid to contact a government agency? And what does this say about Hispanics' real reason for coming here?
Friday, February 17, 2017
Ah, brave new world. DC is hell-bound to import as much of Latin America as it can. Here's a hint of the repercussions of letting Latino culture into the US:
It starts early. WUSA9 learned Thursday, gang leaders are recruiting new members in a disturbing place: Elementary Schools. “Oh grade-school. They're recruiting in grade-school but generally 5th grade and on,” said Northern Virginia Regional Task Force Director Jay Lanham. It may feel like they're babies, but 5th grade and on, the time kids are starting to find themselves, has become a prime target age for MS-13 gang recruiting especially, according to Lanham. His team is aiding the investigation into the gang-related murder of 15-year-old Alexandra Reyes-Rivas, the Montgomery County teen found dead in Springfield, Va. this past weekend.Remember this quote from "I'll Take My Stand"? "... and if the present system persists, in another generation nothing will remain of the local color, the diversity, the humanity, the charm of our South, and we will become assimilated outwardly and inwardly to the street gangs of New York and Chicago." Oh, and don't forget the street gangs of San Salvador.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
Black Lives Matter was, from day one, a fraud. Its name was an implied jab at Whites who were secretly responsible for all Black misfortunes, as if the shocking Black-on-Black murder rate was the fault of anyone BUT Blacks. Remember how outraged the BLM thugs would get when confronted with the message "All Lives Matter"? Now we know why: Because White lives DO NOT matter:
A co-founder of Black Lives Matter Toronto argued that white people are “recessive genetic defects” and purportedly mused about how the race could be “wiped out,” according to a post on what appears to be her Facebook page. ... “Whiteness is not humxness,” the statement begins. “infact, white skin is sub-humxn.” The post goes on to present a genetics-based argument centred on melanin and enzyme.Glad we got that out in the open.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, February 13, 2017
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Thought the mindless violence that shut down Milo Yiannopoulos at Berkeley was bad? According to Yvette Falarca, the leader of "By Any Means Necessary" -- a name that evokes bloody, ruthless totalitarianism -- that riot was just a warm-up. The barbarism and chaos at Berkeley only whetted the appetite of Attila the Hen. According to Falarca, anyone who doesn't support the leftist agenda is a "fascist," and ANY means that stop the opposition are legitimate. (As the creepy name of her organization makes explicit.) As scary as this interview is, it's worthwhile watching it. At one point, Falarca complains that the "left has been too timid." Yeah. Okay. We've been warned. Keep your powder dry, folks. The left has declared war on the entire Bill of Rights.
The leftist coalition has no coherent set of beliefs, no guiding principles, other than "We hate Western civilization." Infighting is inevitable. So when the Anti-Defamation League condemns prospective DNC chair Keith Ellison for his remarks about Israel, it shouldn't surprise anyone. Want yet another example of how indigestible the coalition of anti-Western Civ multicults really is? Here's a doozy: Mohammed had slaves. For centuries, Muslims ran a brisk business enslaving and selling native Africans. So if the founder of Islam held slaves, the condemnation of all slave holders is nothing more than "Islamophobia." It's going to be a real hoot watching leftists try to square the circle they've trapped themselves into. Ya gotta love it!
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
“The whole reason we’re here is for free speech. Milo’s hate speech is not allowed here. When it’s hate speech, our free speech is to shut him down.” - UC Berkeley sophomore Jonathan Gow, defending the rioters who shut down Milo Yiannopoulos’ talk at Berkeley. Wow.
The left lost the intellectual battle when the Soviet Union collapsed. And the ongoing failures of socialist governments in South America underscore how unrealistic the leftist agenda really is. Little wonder that violence remains the left's only recourse. If you can't convince people through argument or by pointing to success stories, you have to terrorize them into submission. This process has been accelerating recently (see here and here, for example). So this report on a group that wants to train supporters to attack conservatives reveals how deranged and dangerous the left really is:
“In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the LGBTQIA+ community, Jews, African Americans and other minorities since the rise of Donald Trump and other Alt-Right Neo-Nazis, Knights for Socialism has decided to host a series of self-defense clinics for anyone that wants to learn how to BASH THE FASH."It's almost funny how these delusional ideologues act like Nazis while accusing their victims of being Nazis.
This review of Charles Beard's "American Foreign Policy in the Making, 1932-1940" exposes the unrelenting campaign of lies and subterfuge FDR orchestrated to move the country toward socialism and perpetual war. Fact-filled, well-written, and sobering. It says much about how we got into the mess we're in today.
Monday, February 6, 2017
Once again, we see uncontrolled immigration working as a solvent dissolving what's left of the DC Empire. Mohamed's justification for nullifying federal immigration law in Prospect Park, New Jersey, is so loopy, it'll give you a bad case of vertigo:
Watch for the political stock of Mohamed Khairullah, the Syrian-born Mayor of Prospect Park, to rise in Democratic circles after he signed an executive order on Friday that declared the Passaic County borough of 5,865 a sanctuary for immigrants. Hailing from Aleppo, which has become synonymous with the worst violence of the long Syrian civil war and has thus created tens of thousands of refugees, Khairullah immigrated to the United States in 1991, was elected Councilman in 2001, and has been the Mayor since 2006. According to the order, “No department, committee, agency, commission, officer or employee of the Borough of Prospect Park shall use any Borough funds or resources to assist in the enforcement of Federal Immigration Law.” Khairullah directly refers to his own past in explaining why he signed the order: “It is important to me as a person who came to the U.S as an immigrant, that we uphold our laws and values,” he said Saturday, according to NJ.com. “The U.S is the land of opportunity and dreams for many people all over the world.”Catch that? In order to uphold "our laws," Mohamed intends to nullify existing federal immigration law. His basis for taking this action is that it upholds certain "values" that apparently only he understands. Amazing. As different states and regions reject national law, the end result will be political secession. This is a perfect illustration how the words "diversity" and "divisive" share the same root.
New York Times:
In a motion filed shortly before the trial began in December, Mr. Roof’s lawyers asked for special scheduling accommodations like shortened court days and frequent breaks. That motion cited findings by Dr. James C. Ballenger, the court-appointed psychiatrist who evaluated Mr. Roof in jail in mid-November, that he “suffers from Social Anxiety Disorder, a Mixed Substance Abuse Disorder, a Schizoid Personality Disorder, depression by history, and a possible Autistic Spectrum Disorder.”Wait -- Dylan Roof was schizoid? I thought he was a perfectly normal kid who was forced to kill people after Confederate monuments sent mind control waves into his brain. I don't know what to believe any more.
Sunday, February 5, 2017
You already knew leftists hate humanity. But did you realize they were this insensitive toward human life?
Protesters decrying President Donald Trump’s two-week-old administration prevented an ambulance carrying a “critically ill” patient from getting to Yale-New Haven hospital during a protest Saturday in New Haven, Connecticut. Roughly 200 demonstrators marched to Route 34 around 5 p.m. carrying a banner emblazoned with the words “No Ban No Wall New Haven,” they blocked traffic on the highway the ambulance was taking. The protesters “obstructed an ambulance carrying a critically ill patient,” the state police report read, according to the New Haven Independent. “Due to this delay, ambulance personnel were required to perform an emergency medical procedure in the ambulance instead of at the hospital.”Many eggs will be cracked to make the globalist, multicultural omelet.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, February 05, 2017
Friday, February 3, 2017
Think I'm joking? Consider this panel discussion on "racial inequality" from Wednesday. From the Charlotte Observer:
The panel discussion Wednesday night at Covenant Presbyterian Church was part of a series of talks organized by the church in response to September’s shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott. In that case, Scott, who was black, was killed by a black Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer, an incident that sparked days of protests in the city. The church described Wednesday’s talk as designed to share ideas for increasing affordable housing as a means to address “racial inequality” in Charlotte. Panelists said local and state government could take steps to make it easier for developers to build affordable housing, like faster approval processes and more tax breaks to help cover costs. “Mayor ... time of is of the essence,” McColl said, addressing Mayor Jennifer Roberts, who was in the audience. “You have the ability to talk to your people about, ‘Hey, how about speeding up these approvals?’”Just as Mr. Lincoln's War was all prettied up by spinning naked aggression as a noble war of liberation, today, big business sells its schemes for grabbing public funds by marketing them as projects that will benefit the oppressed. And if we make a few billion along the way, well ... that's business!
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, February 03, 2017
Thursday, February 2, 2017
Now brace yourselves, gentle readers, because I'm about to make an heretical statement: Open borders aren't always a good thing. Case in point: a "massive" heroin ring tying together Rowan County and Mexico:
Rowan County Sheriff's office says a massive heroin bust has ties to a Mexican trafficking ring based in the Charlotte-Matthews area. After a three-year-long federal, state and local heroin trafficking investigation, the Rowan County Sheriff's office arrested Mecklenburg County residents Tuesday. Information led investigators to the discovery that a Mexican National heroin trafficking ring had been supplying heroin to Rowan County for over 10 years, some transactions involving quantities of up to $10,000 worth of drugs at a time.Gee, after 10 years, these folks have deep ties in their communities. Shouldn't we consider letting them stay? After all, they are contributing to the local economy.
Here we go again -- another speech is violently shut down in the name of tolerance, anti-racism, and "social justice." And as the lede notes, the violence swept through the campus that made itself famous for championing free speech, UC Berkeley:
Violence erupted Wednesday night at UC Berkeley -- the same campus where the Free Speech Movement began -- to protest a scheduled talk by right-wing commentator Milo Yiannopoulos. The university blamed "150 masked agitators" for the unrest, saying they had come to campus to disturb an otherwise peaceful protest. Administrators decided to cancel the event about two hours before the Breitbart editor's speech. UC Berkeley said it removed him from campus "amid the violence and destruction of property and out of concern for public safety." Black-clad protesters wearing masks threw commercial-grade fireworks and rocks at police. Some even hurled Molotov cocktails that ignited fires. They also smashed windows of the student union center on the Berkeley campus where the Yiannopoulos event was to be held. At least six people were injured. Some were attacked by the agitators -- who are a part of an anarchist group known as the "Black Bloc" that has been causing problems in Oakland for years, said Dan Mogulof, UC Berkeley spokesman.Is there any doubt that the real threat to liberty and order emanates from the left? These street thugs justify their actions in the name of principles that somehow supercede the law. But when laws are broken and the rights of others are deliberately violated, the result is not paradise, but tyranny. Once again, an antifa attacked a woman. While her back was turned. And then he ran away. Big man! In the video below, leftist thugs attack an unarmed man. After he's knocked unconscious, these brave warriors for social justice continue to kick and club him while some shout "Beat his ass!" I suppose a helpless man will have to do when they can't sneak up on a female.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
In case you haven't been paying attention to the arbiters of accepted thought, here's what you're supposed to believe: DONALD TRUMP IS EEEEEEEVIL! Here's proof, courtesy of Time:
A Michigan man blames the death of his 75-year-old mother on President Donald Trump after she was forced to stay in Iraq during the implementation of his controversial immigration ban. Mike Hager, a U.S. citizen who is from Iraq, told the Detroit television affiliate Fox 2 that he had gone to Iraq to bring his mother, Naimma, back to the United States for medical treatment after she fell ill while visiting there. His mother, a permanent U.S. resident, had lived in America since 1995. But when Hager got to the airport in Iraq, she was turned away, and so were two of his nephews and a niece, because of Trump’s executive order. She died the following day.That settles it! Trump is evil. Wait, what's this from the New York Daily News:
An Iraq war contractor who claimed President Trump’s controversial travel ban caused his mother's death lied about the circumstance. Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, head of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, Mich. told WJBK-TV that Mike Hager's mother died five days before Trump issued the executive order. He confirmed Hager's 75-year-old mother had been treated in Detroit, where she lived, for kidney disease before traveling to Iraq to visit family. The Daily News has reached out to Hager for comment.That's what we can expect from "war contractors": war, multiculturalism, and lies -- in other words, the very things DC imposes on us.
Local nullification of federal immigration laws are already the policy in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Sacramento. So it's no surprise that the state of California is considering making that policy the de jure statewide standard. What is surprising is how quickly talk of California seceding from DC has swelled in the last few months. From CBS News:
California may prohibit local law enforcement from cooperating with federal immigration authorities, creating a border-to-border sanctuary in the nation’s largest state as legislative Democrats ramp up their efforts to battle President Donald Trump’s migration policies. The legislation is scheduled for its first public hearing Tuesday as the Senate rushes to enact measures that Democratic lawmakers say would protect immigrants from the crackdown that the Republican president has promised.What happens next is anyone's guess. One scenario is that DC retaliates. Trump has already threatened to withhold federal funds from cities that openly flout national immigration law, so he could do the same to the entire state of California. California isn't exactly helpless. It could withhold taxes, and since it's a tax payer rather than a tax taker, such a move would carry real weight. Things are really shaking these days. Let's keep our eyes open and our powder dry.
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
The cultural and political divide between left and right has taken on a frightening scope. The left has decided that anyone who disagrees with it is a Nazi who does not deserve to live. This report is as graphic as it is revealing:
Video footage shows an anti-Trump agitator punching and knocking out a Trump supporter during a mini-riot at Portland Airport over the weekend. The clip shows anti-Trump protesters pushing and shoving their way into the airport aggressively as they yell “peace! peace!” A confrontation then quickly arises before one of the anti-Trump radicals punches a man from behind, knocking him out cold. The footage appears to show two anti-Trump protesters taking a swing at the same victim. It subsequently emerged that the victim, 39-year-old Grant Chisholm, a member of the Bible Believers group, was hit with “something metallic”. “They almost killed me tonight,” Chisholm told the Oregonian. While some of the anti-Trump protesters appear shocked at the violence and denounce it, others are heard quite clearly celebrating the attack. “That’s how you talk to a Nazi! That’s right!” screams one, before gloating, “Your boy got knocked out!”And who can forget the cowardly sneak attack on Richard Spencer? This jarring video has racked up almost two and a half million views. There's no telling how many were repulsed by it, and how many cheered on the faux ninja antifa who ran like a rabbit after sucker-punching Spencer. Yeah, you're a hero, punk. The evolving shape of political clashes in this country does not remind one of the times leading to the American Civil War, but of the Spanish Civil War, whose fault lines weren't as clear or contiguous. While certain regions of Spain tended to support one side or the other, it was ideology and religion that sparked the Spanish Civil War, making it the bloodiest civil war of the 20th century. Watching the two videos above, it would appear we're headed toward an internecine disaster.
Monday, January 30, 2017
"You’re probably seeing the best persuasion you will ever see from a new president. Instead of dribbling out one headline at a time, so the vultures and critics can focus their fire, Trump has flooded the playing field. You don’t know where to aim your outrage. He’s creating so many opportunities for disagreement that it’s mentally exhausting. Literally. He’s wearing down the critics, replacing their specific complaints with entire encyclopedias of complaints. And when Trump has created a hundred reasons to complain, do you know what impression will be left with the public? He sure got a lot done." - Scott Adams
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, January 30, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
A proposal in California has been submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday campaigning for the state to secede from the United States. The proposed “Calexit” initiative would ask voters to repeal part of the state constitution that declares California an inseparable part of the U.S. A recent poll suggested that one in three California residents would support a possible secession from the U.S. due to their opposition to President Donald Trump. No mention has been made of the president in the proposal. If the proposal qualifies for the ballot and is approved by voters, it could be a step to a future vote on whether the state would break away from the rest of the nation.If Trump announced he needed volunteers to invade and hold California, do you think millennials will unplug their iPhones and enlist to keep California in the Union? Note to Dead-Enders: This isn't the late 19th century. The age of the Hegelian superstate is over. This is the age of devolution and the revival of historical nations. Ideology is dead as an organizing principle. Culture is replacing ideology at an accelerating pace. Get used to it.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, January 27, 2017
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Frankly, I never believed Trump would fulfill his campaign promises. Cynic that I've become, I figured he was only saying whatever it took to get elected. Plus, I couldn't imagine the Deep State would permit Trump or anybody else to throw a monkey wrench into their plans for demographic revolution. And while it's too soon to say Trump has delivered, he's certainly off to a good start:
President Trump signed executive actions Wednesday ordering the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities, following through on campaign promises that energized his base – and outraged his critics – during the 2016 campaign. The orders cover a range of immigration enforcement measures. The marquee item is a directive to pursue a southern border wall. “A nation without borders is not a nation,” Trump declared after signing the measures, while speaking to employees at the Department of Homeland Security. “Beginning today, the United States of America gets back control of its borders.”Exactly. And of course, the Treason Lobby is up in arms. Scott Wiener of California tweeted: Today Trump declared war on immigrants. Trump is in for one hell of a fight w CA. We will have our immigrant neighbors' backs. Hey, Wiener, you're supposed to worry about Americans' backs, not the backs of invaders. Here's an idea: Why don't you secede?
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, January 25, 2017