Monday, December 31, 2012

2012: The Year in PC

You owe it to yourself to pour a second cup of coffee and savor this review of the past year's low points of politically correct idiocy. It's by Jim Goad, so you know you're in for laughs galore.

Occupy Wall Street organizer arrested for possessing bomb

That's the problem with these Occupy types - they're always trying to blow up things.

Now if a Tea Party activist had been involved, we wouldn't have to depend on foreign papers to read about it.

Quote of the day

“The word bipartisan means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out." George Carlin

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Importing misogyny

The international outrage over the brutal gang rape of a young woman in Delhi exposes some deep-seated and undesirable attitudes in Indian culture. Here's an analysis entitled, Why India Is So Damn Violent:

But in a country with an abysmally low rate of convictions for rape and other crimes against women, (26% last year, down from 46% in the 1970s) it seems to me pointless to fixate on ratcheting up the penalty further. Consider that out of 635 cases of rape reported in Delhi this past year only one has led to a conviction.

What’s more, an exclusive focus on the crime of rape also obscures the fact that India’s a violent place for men as it is for women and children. Let’s not forget that the male companion of the young woman who died was himself beaten and badly injured.

As pointed out by economist Swaminathan Aiyar, Bollywood films are replete with scenes characterized by the harassment of women and even of rape. As he writes, one particular well-known screen villain did about 100 rape scenes “with the audience almost cheering him on.”
The BBC's report on this horrendous crime reinforces the view that the brutal treatment of women in India is widespread and accepted as normal:

Female foetuses are aborted and baby girls killed after birth, leading to an an appallingly skewed sex ratio. Many of those who survive face discrimination, prejudice, violence and neglect all their lives, as single or married women.

TrustLaw, a news service run by Thomson Reuters, has ranked India as the worst country in which to be a woman.
It's enough to make you wonder if the leftists who are so gaga about Third-World immigration have really considered the cultural practices they're importing.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Senate Renews FISA Warrantless Wiretapping

Everyone's worried about the "fiscal cliff," but we went off the constitutional cliff a long time ago. This secret surveillance bill, which is a direct assault on the Fourth Amendment, makes that pretty clear.

Public dissatisfaction with EU growing

As Scotland and Catalonia prepare for historic independence votes, there's more rumbling within the European Union:

The public mood of Euroscepticism is hardening, according to an exclusive Guardian/ICM poll that finds 51% of respondents would vote to take Britain out of the EU, against just 40% who say they would vote to stay in.

The news comes as the prime minister prepares to give a widely anticipated speech on Britain's relationship with the EU in the new year.

The last time ICM asked the same question, in autumn 2011, opinion was already leaning in the anti-European direction, by 49% against 40%, but a slight hardening of opinion since that time means that anti-EU feeling is now just in the majority.
The dreams of Napoleon, Hitler, and Stalin for a European superstate once seemed to have come true in the European Union. But once again, nationalism has triumphed over ideology.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Quote of the day

"This, then, remains a country in a Cold Civil War - not far off the geographical contours of the first, but with the inheritors of the Confederacy concentrated in the South and now also with serious pockets of absolutists in the more rural parts of the country as a whole." Andrew Sullivan, pseudo-conservative

Sullivan's right, but not for the reason he imagines. Yes, there IS a "Cold Civil War" roiling the political waters today - and just as in 1861, it's being fought to determine if we are to preserve our traditional culture and liberties, or if an overgrown central government will again sponsor a revolution. If DC wins this time around, we can expect the criminalization of ALL firearms, the confiscation of private retirement accounts, and the Third-Worldization of America.

Alexander Stephens' prediction that the cause of the South would become the cause of all has been vindicated.

Man dies eating 28 eggs

How long can we tolerate this kind of tragedy?

It's time we banned assault eggs.

The Dawning of Domestic Drones

Why secession?

I was asked that question on an NPR show a few years back. I responded that big governments ALWAYS become tyrannical and self-destructive. The host, Mike Collins, couldn't believe his ears when I said that elections were pointless in this country because DC's policies remain unchanged.

We've argued before that DC's quest for empire is behind almost every problem we face today, from deficit spending, to open borders, to the loss of our liberty.

This story should convince even the most true-blue of true believers that our DC overlords are building a totalitarian infrastructure as fast as they can:

The drones are coming to a neighborhood near you.

The unmanned aircraft that most people associate with hunting terrorists and striking targets in Pakistan are on the brink of evolving into a big domestic industry. It is not a question of whether drones will appear in the skies above the United States but how soon.

Congress has ordered the Federal Aviation Administration to quickly select six domestic sites to test the safety of drones, which can vary in size from remote-controlled planes as big as jetliners to camera-toting hoverers called Nano Hummingbirds that weigh 19 grams.
Odd that this is being done while DC proposes disarming Americans, isn't it? Just a coincidence, I suppose.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

McRib as "Southern barbecue"?

While working out today, I heard an ad on the radio for McDonald's McRib sandwich. They had the audacity to describe the sauce as a "tribute to North Carolina barbecue."

What heresy!

I do not eat at fast-food joints. Not only are they selling slop, they displace local cuisine. I see "fast food" as just another anti-human concoction of the Empire.

The "rib" part of the McRib is actually something called a "restructured meat product" that has been molded into the shape of a rack of ribs. With each bite, you're ingesting, along with 70 other ingedients, a flour-bleaching agent called azodicarbonamide, which is also used in the manufacture of foamed plastics.

Yum.

This sandwich of abominations also packs 11 grams of processed sugars in that gelatinous red goo they DARE call "barbecue sauce."

You have been warned.

An Offer to Peacefully Secede

A politician from Texas has asked gun owners to punish themselves for something they didn’t do:

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) on Wednesday afternoon urged people to turn in their guns, arguing it would be an appropriate response to last week’s mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.

“I would personally just say to those who are listening, maybe you want to turn in your guns,” Jackson Lee said on the House floor. “Oh no, I’m not going to take your guns. But look at what Dick’s Sporting Goods did … they wanted to be part of the solution and part of America.”

Let me get this straight… if I don’t turn in my guns then I’m not part of the solution and therefore not part of America? Deal! If I can secede from this country by the simple act of keeping my firearms then I’m entirely on board.
via A Geek With Guns

Great gun graphic

via Saberpoint

Our DC overlords will continue reading our emails

Remember, they only want to watch over and protect you:

The federal government will continue to access Americans’ emails without a warrant, after the U.S. Senate dropped a key amendment to legislation now headed to the White House for approval.

Currently, the government can collect emails and other cloud data without a warrant as long as the content has been stored on a third-party server for 180 days or more. Federal agents need only demonstrate that they have “reasonable grounds to believe” the information would be useful in an investigation.
Just think - some people thought electing a liberal Democrat to the White House would restore our liberty.

Gun Myths Busted

Here are the facts the government supremacists DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW. Read this article, forward it, and use it when writing letters to the editor and when you're participating in online discussions with gun-grabbers.

Thomas Naylor, RIP

This is sad news. Thomas was a true scholar and a good man. He will be missed.

When "assault weapons" saved Koreatown

During the "Rodney King" riots, of course. Think riots went out of fashion in the '60s?

Monday, December 24, 2012

Another murder by an Afghan "ally"

Here's the story:

An Afghan policewoman gunned down a US military adviser inside the Interior Ministry today. The insider, or green-on-blue, attack is the first in nearly six weeks, and the first recorded by a female member of the Afghan security forces.

The policewoman, who was identified as Nargis, is "assigned to the gender and equality department" at the Afghan Interior Ministry, according to Pajhwok Afghan News.

"She fired one shot at the advisor, a construction engineer, in the head at close range," according to the Afghan news agency.

Interesting that the killer was in the Afghan "gender and equality" department. I'd say she was fed up with DC-style "diversity."

Christianity 'close to extinction' in Middle East

Heckuva job, W.

Self-determination advances in Spain

The government supremacists in Europe and here at home aren't going to like this:

Separatists in the Spanish region of Catalonia moved one step closer to independence on Tuesday when the two largest pro-independence parties announced their intention to form an alliance and push for a referendum in 2014. As the New York Times notes, these two parties hail from opposite ends of the political spectrum and have failed to see eye-to-eye for years. The fact that they are now uniting suggests that Catalonia is getting serious about independence.
Why would the Catalonians want to break away from the central governmnet in Madrid? Oversized governments have their own agendas, with war topping the list. For example, though opposed by most Spaniards, Madrid participated in DC's illegal invasion of Iraq. Rather that spreading democracy, that war only sowed hatred and needless suffering, including the Madrid Train Bombings of 2004, which were in retaliation for Madrid's entry into that war. As a result, 191 Spanish civilians were killed, and nearly 1,800 were wounded.

And of course, the human toll in Iraq is ongoing.

Add to that Madrid's bottomless appetite for taxes taken from productive Catalonians, which Madrid squanders for its own benefit, and it's no wonder so many have had enough.

Quote of the day

"After a shooting spree, they always want to take the guns away from the people who didn't do it." William Burroughs

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Quote of the day

"Those who rule without the consent of the people always say self-determination is illegal; like the great dictator Abraham Lincoln, they will say anything in order to prevent those over whom they wish to rule from gaining their freedom." Vox Day

In addition to illegitimate rulers insisting self-determination is somehow illegal, there are also the toadies who profit from the ruling regime.

This day in history

In 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act creating the Federal Reserve System.

Enough!

Ram Z. Paul's latest vid says it's time to stop the play-acting and empty rhetoric, and demand a plan for freedom - which means a plan for secession:

Friday, December 21, 2012

Rhode Island: Champion of States' Rights!

The little State that stood up to DC's dumb War of 1812, refused to send its militia, and flirted with secession. From the War Nerd.

Congress expected to expand access to taxpayer-funded abortions for military women

After all, aren't we supposed to "Support the troops"?

That headline represents a mash-up of feminism, militarism, and socialism. The perfect storm.

Quote of the day

"We started out a republic, in which government was not only subordinate to the people, and comfortably decentralized, but also limited to a narrow range of human activity. We wound up a bloated empire in which government is increasingly limiting the rights of its citizens — an empire, I would remind you, whose Emperor is legally empowered to kill or disappear anyone, anywhere in the world, whether an American citizen or not." Justin Raimondo

UK is violent crime capital of Europe

Piers Morgan, call your office.

It seems the UK, despite having banned private gun ownership, hasn't exactly transformed into Woodstock. At a rate of over 2,000 crimes per 100,000 people, Britain is the most violent country in Europe.

Bad ol' America, infested with all those gun-totin' Southerners, has a rate of 466 violent crimes per 100,000.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Gun control in US would spark "a new civil war"

That's the opinion of this BBC reporter - and he might be right:

Justin Webb, one of the presenters of BBC Radio's Today programme, has tweeted something true, unpalatable and – in the circumstances – rather brave in response to the Connecticut school shootings. "A real effort to reduce gun ownership in America would result in a rural/metro and north/south divide and something like a new civil war," he wrote.
There is a sharp divide between the North and the South on guns, as there are on many other issues (that's why we tried to peacefully secede a few years back).

And that's why secession makes sense today. If you're angry at the central government for ramming down its agenda concerning guns, abortion, open borders, taxation, or whatever, why bother joining a single-issue organization that can only swat at one thing at a time? Save your money for the League of the South, and put it to work where it can address the root of all the problems caused by DC.

This date in history


Click image to Texas-size!

In 1860, South Carolina became the first state to secede from the Union.

Which will be first this time around?

Obama, the Hypocrite-in-Chief

Watch Obama struggle to hold back the tears as he tries to shame Americans into surrendering their right to self-defense. But as he speaks, a running tally of the children murdered by his cowardly drone strikes fills the screen.

Thanks to Ryan for the link!

Quote of the day

"Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." C. S. Lewis

I'm cutting back!

President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.

I'm going to cut my spending by exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1999.94. But after all - isn't that what's sacrifice is all about?

I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth!

Thanks to Dan for forwarding!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Southern Music Break

From a reader:

I've been enjoying "Rebellion Blog" for quite a while, I appreciate the hard work you put in to it.

I sent a link to Kelsey Klingensmith's new music video "Country Mess" a little bit earlier this morning. I hope you enjoy it. This gal is real nice, so is her family. They are Christian and the good kind of conservatives. They seem more like Southerners than a lot of Southerners I've met.

She is very respectful, kind, and has the kind of values I would wish for in a daughter. She even helped the news interviewer carry some of his equipment. She is very much not stuck up.

I am not getting paid by them in any way, I just feel like she has a heart of gold and deserves as much success and help as she can get.

Thanks for taking the time to read this!

Merry Christmas

Deo Vindice

Torture Superpower

Think the sadistic policies of Bush/Cheney ended with the election of Barack Obama? Think again:

The president, a Nobel Peace Prize winner, has made it clear that no further investigations or inquiries will be made into America’s decade of torture. His Justice Department failed to prosecute a single torturer or any of those who helped cover up evidence of the torture practices. But it did deliver a jail sentence to one ex-CIA officer who refused to be trained to torture and was among the first at the CIA to publicly admit that the torture program was real.

At what passes for trials at our prison camp in Guantanamo, Cuba, disclosure of the details of torture is forbidden, effectively preventing anyone from learning anything about what the CIA did with its victims. We are encouraged to do what’s best for America and, as Barack Obama put it, “look forward, not backward,” with the same zeal as, after 9/11, we were encouraged to save America by going shopping.
Sometimes I wonder just how evil the Evil Empire must be before people reject it and refuse to continue supporting it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Almost as useful as "racism"

I am speaking, of course, of the definition of "assault weapons." From Wikipedia:

Assault weapon is a term which has been given many different meanings. One is that it is any of various automatic and semiautomatic military firearms using an intermediate cartridge. ... A common usage is to interchange the term with assault rifle, but unlike that term, "assault weapon" has no consistent or specific definition and so is subject to varying definitions for varying purposes, including definitions that include common non-military-style firearms.
The protean, leftist term "racism" was coined to descredit conservatives and justify socialism. It's still used to silence critics and advance the leftist agenda. It's not a term to clarify and persuade, it's a biased term designed to shame and silence.

Similarly, the current furor about "assault weapons" is also biased against gun owners. The term is designed to inspire fear in the minds of those who don't know better. It conjures up the image of a homicidal maniac whose only purpose is to assault others - implying that's the only kind of person who would want to own such a weapon.

The flexibility of the definition of assault weapons is what makes it useful to those who wish to see citizens unarmed and defenseless. It's used to describe any gun that frightens the average metrosexual progressive, which means ANY gun other than an antique in a museum.

It's all about the expansion of government power, not safety. So when Obama scolded those who refuse to surrender their gun rights, he was paving the way for boosting the power of the government and placing more restrictions on citizens - that's exactly what he meant by "Are we prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year after year after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"

Re-read that last line. That was a diabolically clever bit of rhetoric. But it's based on a false assumption, one we need to expose, and we can best do that by arming ourselves with the facts. Here's a good place to start.

Email from a reader

Old Rebel,

I do not have long to write. But, I thank you for your website. I 'wish' I had more time to provide more in-depth responses. But, your blog site is a welcome relief for many reasons. Forgive my shortness, but I could not go to bed with telling you of my appreciation. Enjoy, Robert

Thank you, Robert. That means a lot.

Quote of the day

"I'm a Southern girl who speaks her mind. If you're going to dish it, you might as well be able to take it." Demi Lovato, singer

Monday, December 17, 2012

Guns are not the problem

Government supremacists, both left and right, deeply fear armed citizens. They prefer unarmed subjects. Sovereignty, in their minds, can only emanate from the top, and the right of self-defense belongs exclusively to the sovereign power. That's why they get antsy whenever the topic of State Rights comes up - it's unthinkable to them. All power legitimately belongs to the central authority.

Gun ownership is a direct threat to their conception of authority.

Of course, they don't talk that way in public. Oh, no, they're concerned for your safety. And wouldn't you know that Thomas Sowell, that great iconoclast of big-government leftism, has the perfect response to the gun-grabbers:

When it comes to the rate of gun ownership, that is higher in rural areas than in urban areas, but the murder rate is higher in urban areas. The rate of gun ownership is higher among whites than among blacks, but the murder rate is higher among blacks. For the country as a whole, hand gun ownership doubled in the late 20th century, while the murder rate went down.
You'll definitely want to read the whole thing.

The War on Guns begins

Because an insane man can't be trusted with guns, we have to rescind the 2nd Amendment.

Sounds ridiculous? There are precedents for this kind of thinking:

Because jihadists in the US have committed mass murder, we have to do away with the 4th Amendment's prohibition against lawful search and seizure.

Because criminal aliens come to this country to plot terrorism, we have to ignore the 6th Amendment's guarantee of a trial.

Because a suspect won't tell interrogators what they want to know, we have to forget the 8th Amendment's prohibition against torture.

There. Feel safer?

Quote of the day

"Fairy tales don't tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed." G.K. Chesterton

The Rebellion Christmas Post


This time of year, newspaper editorial pages will reprint the famous letter assuring little Virginia O'Hanlon that there is indeed a Santa Claus.

Here at Rebellion, we have our own Christmas tradition. Since many families will be buying Christmas trees this weekend, it's an appropriate time to reprint Ed Sebesta's anti-Southern classic, "No Plantation Christmas."

First-time readers of this blog and even readers of pro-Empire blogs don't believe Sebesta is real. But he is, as the following quote will prove. Like all of Sebesta's masterpieces, it has to be read to be believed.

No Plantation Christmas

Here in Texas we have Christmas Tree Farms and Christmas Tree Plantations. I would hope that no one would buy a tree from a Christmas Tree Plantation.

Now, I know that technically that a plantation is a farm with an organized labor force in the production of some agricultural product. A plantation is the agricultural equivalent of a factory. However, in some contexts, its meaning is fixed as mean Old South Plantation, in some cases it is stated as such.

We support banal white nationalism when we purchase these products. We promote the fantasy that the Old South Plantation was desireable and erase the crimes of slavery. Purchasing "plantation" labeled products, the purchaser is complicit the historical falsifaction of the "Old South Plantation" myth and is guilty of aiding and abetting banal white nationalism. With the great many products available to the consumer, there is no reason to purchase plantation-labeled products other than to consume the Old South Plantation fantasy. No one is going to suffer even the most minor hardship by purchasing something other than some "plantation" labeled product.

And yes, the "creative" spelling, psychedelic syntax, and anti-Southern obsession are original.

What did I tell you? Nothing sets the tone for the Season like one of Sebesta's grim, preachy jeremiads. Nothing.

And have a Merry, very Southern Christmas!

This day in history

In 1777, France recognized the independence of the thirteen American colonies.

The Treaty of Amity and Commerce did NOT recognize a single political entity, but instead plainly stated that the Kingdom of France recognized the sovereignty of all the former British colonies:

The most Christian King, and the thirteen United States of North America, to wit, New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Rhode island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania Delaware, Maryland, Virginia North-Carolina, South Carolina & Georgia ...
The language mirrors the 1783 Treaty of Paris, in which George III of Britain recognized the independence of the thirteen new nations.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Power changes perspective

"As President, I will close Guantanamo." Senator Barack Obama, August 2, 2007

"The combat-equipped forces, deployed since January 2002 to Naval Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, continue to conduct secure detention operations for the approximately 166 detainees at Guantanamo Bay under Public Law 107-40 and consistent with principles of the law of war." President Barack Obama, December 15, 2012

How corrupt is the DC Empire?

This corrupt:

According a report by the Associated Press, political appointees at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) repeatedly instructed Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents not to arrest an illegal alien sex offender who was employed as an unpaid intern in the office of Senator Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) until after the elections.
At least Caligula threw some fun parties ...

Obama wept

In his remarks about the murder of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, Obama tearfully called for "meaningful action" to prevent such shootings in the future, though he did not offer specifics. He plans to attend a memorial service for the victims.

But for some reason, he's had nothing to say about the hundreds of children he's had killed. In his first four years in office, Obama has ordered 283 drone strikes in Pakistan, six times more than W the Conqueror authorized.

China Calls for ‘No Delay’ on Gun Controls in U.S.

Is this kindly advice or orders? See what you think:

The state news agency in China, the official voice of the government, has called for the United States to quickly adopt stricter gun controls in the aftermath of the shooting rampage in Connecticut that left 28 people dead, including 20 schoolchildren.
Since DC has hocked us all into debt to the Chinese, we may have no choice but to do what they say.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

League of the South billboard campaign

The League of the South Board of Directors, Georgia League of the South and the Florida League of the South have installed our first billboard on I-75 in south Georgia. The early results have been very promising. Take a look at the website to which the billboard is linked here.

Now is also the time for you to help advertise both the Billboard and its very timely message: "Get US Off The USS Titanic."

GetOffTitanic.com BumperStickers are now available! Click here for details.

For more information, visit the Georgia League of the South website.

Friday, December 14, 2012

After Jesse Jackson Jr. quit, Sandi changed campaign reports

My, but isn't this interesting?

For those who don't remember why we're keeping up with JJJr's dazzling and thoroughly entertaining downfall, here's a little background.

Child sacrifice

Anthony McCarthy explains the conservative position on traditional marriage, with special emphasis on why real conservatives (as opposed to fake conservative freaks such as Andrew Sullivan and Dick Cheney) reject "same-sex marriage." A must-read you'll want to add to your favorites list!

"Breathtaking" expansion of citizen surveillance

What's the difference between the Bush and Obama administrations? If Bush/Cheney had pulled something like this, the left would've rioted. But Obama can gut the Bill of Rights and get away with it:

The rules now allow the little-known National Counterterrorism Center to examine the government files of U.S. citizens for possible criminal behavior, even if there is no reason to suspect them. That is a departure from past practice, which barred the agency from storing information about ordinary Americans unless a person was a terror suspect or related to an investigation.
Looks like Harry Belafonte and Al Sharpton will get their wish.

The housebroken right is hardly blameless. They defended the USA Patriot Act in the name of fighting terrorism, and supported W the Conqueror's Department of Homeland Security. All a part of their chest-thumping support of W's "wars of liberation," you see.

Those of us who warned that government power is ALWAYS misused were shouted down as "unpatriotic" and even "un-American." But what's more un-American than tyranny?