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):
Monday, February 27, 2017
Be care who and what you support:
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.