Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quotes of the day

"The effect of liberty to individuals is, that they may do what they please: we ought to see what it will please them to do." Edmund Burke

Burke's quote puts the second quote of the day in a stark light:

“Now Egyptians are free. All of Egypt is liberated. Now we will choose our leaders, and if we don’t like them, they will go." Mohammed Abdul Ghedi.

Kelly Vlahos says this about Ghedi's optimistic prediction:

That was nearly three years ago. But today, there is a much different spirit in the air. After holding power (through an extremely close election in June 2012) for only a year, Mohammed Morsi, hailing from the Muslim Brotherhood, was deposed by the military, with full support from the protest movement. Since then, the country has slipped back to de facto military rule. Instead of promised reforms by interim President Adly Mansour and Army Chief, Minister of Defense and interim Prime Minister Abdel Fattah El-Sisi (both Mubarak holdovers, though El-Sisi was appointed to head the army by Morsi in 2012), the Egyptian people are facing new crackdowns on free speech, their ability to protest and an environment of state control and paranoia.
Western-style political systems arose and established themselves within the Western tradition. Imagining that all peoples must have similar systems imposes alien ways on peoples, and can only lead to anarchy.

Change is a-comin'

And if you don't believe it, take a look around at how different things are. Commentators of both left and right can't believe how polarized the country has become. This report from the Washington Post sums up the new trend:

Political polarization has ushered in a new era in state government, where single-party control of the levers of power has produced competing Americas. One is grounded in principles of lean and limited government and on traditional values; the other is built on a belief in the essential role of government and on tenets of cultural liberalism.

These opposing visions have been a staple of national elections, and in a divided Washington, this polarization has resulted in gridlock and dysfunction. But today, three-quarters of the states — more than at any time in recent memory — are controlled by either Republicans or Democrats. Elected officials in these states are moving unencumbered to enact their party’s agenda.
Which explains why Congress is gridlocked -- it cannot go forward because there is no national consensus on which way to go. The gulf is essentially between the South and West versus the North and Left Coast -- and as we all know, that gulf has some DEEP historical roots. Even the left acknowledges this. From Salon:

One of the biggest hoaxes of American history is that the Civil War ended back in 1865. Unfortunately, it has not ended yet. What was achieved back then was an armistice, similar to the situation between the two Koreas.

As the current logjam in the U.S. Congress makes plain, the Civil War is still very present in today’s America – and with virulence that most other civilized nations find as breathtaking as it is irresponsible.

There are plenty of U.S. commentators now who try to make light of the current situation in their country. They argue that it is just a bunch of crazy Tea Party Republicans that are causing the current mayhem. Such an interpretation underestimates the forces of history and the continuing deep divisions of American society. ...

In essence, now the South is once again rebelling against modernizing shifts of American society. Today, in one of the great political realignments of modern politics, that region is the power base of Republicans.
To the left, nationalizing health care and replacing our traditional population with the Third World is "modernizing." But such language illustrates how deep the split has become. It will grow. It must. Such a deep divide can only end up in one of two ways: one side comes to dominate the other, or both go their separate ways. The first is based on violence and oppression, and the second is based on the principle that all peoples have the right of self-determination.

If the bloody Soviet Union can dissolve peacefully, there is hope we can do the same.

And it seems Walter Williams agrees that peaceful secession is the answer:

I believe our nation is at a point where there are enough irreconcilable differences between those Americans who want to control other Americans and those Americans who want to be left alone that separation is the only peaceable alternative. Just as in a marriage where vows are broken, our rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution have been grossly violated by a government instituted to protect them. These constitutional violations have increased independent of whether there’s been a Democrat-controlled Washington or a Republican-controlled Washington.

Thanks to Christopher for the link!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Heroes for a crumbling empire

Gail writes:

President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lead as the most admired man and woman in America, respectively, by wide margins, according to a new poll Monday.

Obama and Clinton top the Gallup poll for the sixth consecutive year.

Sixteen percent of Americans surveyed said they most admired Obama, a dozen points ahead of the next contenders, former President George W. Bush and Pope Francis, who each got 4 percent.

Clinton led among women with 15 percent. Behind her were Oprah Winfrey, with 6 percent, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and first lady Michelle Obama, each with 5 percent.

This is the 18th time that Clinton has topped the list as most admired woman in America, a record in Gallup’s polling history, and it’s her 12th year in a row.

REAL Americans obey their government!

And we don't mind when our government spies on us, either, as long as our betters assure us it's for our own good. Because if we don't blindly believe everything our government tells us, then the terrorists have won, right?

Sadly, the above fails as satire because that's pretty much what the government supremacists are saying. The yipping leftist statists at Little Green Footballs are on full snark after Judge William Pauley's SURPRISING ruling that okays the National Security Agency's phone surveillance. This priceless comment from one of Charles Johnson's minions says it all:

And that is the question I keep asking people that are saying that Snowjob revealed “crimes” that were being committed. I asked them what crimes? They start racking off the phone data stuff and looking into records, etc. And I say that is not illegal, the Patriot act says so.
Of course. Having the federal government monitor our communications is EXACTLY what the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Fourth Amendment.

Sadder still is how housebroken "conservatives" also support the judge's SURPRISING ruling. The Other McCain even claims that conservatives should not only tolerate, but support citizen surveillance. After all, "the NSA says its data-collection programs were part of an effort to protect us from such enemies," so it must be true. Besides, Edward Snowden is a "progressive hero" that all right-minded, patriotic conservatives must denounce. Never mind Charles Johnson's attacks on Snowden, or the fact that the judge who upheld DC's blatant assault on the Fourth Amendment was a Bill Clinton appointee.

So once again, the old Iraq War coalition cheers on a marauding central government. Plus ça change ...

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Was Enoch Powell right?

Here's what he predicted on the consequences of open borders:

"Here is a decent, ordinary fellow-Englishman, who in broad daylight in my own town says to me, his Member of Parliament, that the country will not be worth living in for his children. I simply do not have the right to shrug my shoulders and think about something else. What he is saying, thousands and hundreds of thousands are saying and thinking – not throughout Great Britain, perhaps, but in the areas that are already undergoing the total transformation to which there is no parallel in a thousand years of English history.

We must be mad, literally mad, as a nation to be permitting the annual inflow of some 50,000 dependants, who are for the most part the material of the future growth of the immigrant descended population. It is like watching a nation busily engaged in heaping up its own funeral pyre. So insane are we that we actually permit unmarried persons to immigrate for the purpose of founding a family with spouses and fiancées whom they have never seen."
See what you think:

Here's a transcript of the jihadist's statement after hacking the British soldier to death:

“We swear by Almighty Allah, we will never stop fighting you until you leave us alone. The only reasons we killed this man is because Muslims are dying daily. This British soldier is an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth. We apologize that woman had to see this today, but in our lands our women have to see the same. You people will never be safe. Remove your government. They don’t care about you.”
Notice he didn't identify with England, though his accent showed he'd grown up there; he identified with his own people -- the people of "our lands" who endure endless Western interventions.

Don't imagine this is only a problem in England. In Houston, tensions are flaring between Blacks and Gypsies -- yet another benefit of DC's open borders policy.

Preserving the traditional culture is the most important responsibility of government, and ours is doing its damnedest to do the opposite.

This day in history

In 1937, the Constitution of Ireland, changing the Irish Free State into Eire, went into effect. This effectively finalized Ireland's independence after 400 years of English rule.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Quote of the day

"Washington, a city that — despite having no industries and a workforce consisting almost entirely of former student council presidents — manages to produce 93 percent of the nation’s crises." Dave Barry

Duck Dynasty Rebellion

When Phil Robertson was placed "on hiatus" from "Duck Dynasty" for condemning homosexuality, the pink gestapo gloated in triumph:

“What’s clear is that such hateful anti-gay comments are unacceptable to fans, viewers, and networks alike,” said GLAAD spokesperson Wilson Cruz. “By taking quick action and removing Robertson from future filming, A&E has sent a strong message that discrimination is neither a Christian nor an American value."
"Discrimination," of course, means any decision not based on Cultural Marxism. The homosexual advocacy group GLAAD has a long history of silencing dissent. So they'd won again. Or so it seemed.

Turns out the views about homosexuality that got Phil Robertson in trouble with A&E struck a chord with a whole lotta folks. They were outraged that Robertson was punished for expressing opinions shared by the majority. GLAAD offices were flooded with angry calls, emails, and Tweets, in what a GLAAD spokespoofter described as "record levels of backlash."

It got so bad that A&E reversed its decision. That made GLAAD cry:
"Phil Robertson should look African American and gay people in the eyes and hear about the hurtful impact of praising Jim Crow laws and comparing gay people to terrorists," the organization said in a statement. "If dialogue with Phil is not part of next steps then A&E has chosen profits over African American and gay people – especially its employees and viewers."
Oh, c'mon, fellas! "Praising Jim Crow"? Robertson did no such thing -- but when little boys don't get what they want, they have to lash out. That's not GLAAD -- that's SAD.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Federal judge rules NSA data collection legal

Newsflash: We cannot rely on the federal government to protect us from the abuses of the federal government. And check out the "reasoning" behind this chilling decision:

A federal judge in New York has ruled the National Security Agency's massive data collection program is legal, one week after another federal judge ruled the opposite.

The conflicting rulings increase the likelihood that the challenges could someday end up before the Supreme Court.

The ruling on Friday came from District Judge William H. Pauley III, in the case of the ACLU vs. James Clapper, the director of national intelligence. The judge agreed with the federal government's request to dismiss the case.

"No doubt, the bulky telephony metadata collection program vacuums up information about virtually every telephone call to, from, or within the United States," the judge wrote.

But he added: "As the September 11th attacks demonstrate, the cost of missing such a thread can be horrific. Technology allowed Al Qaeda to operate decentralized and plot international terrorist attacks remotely. The bulky telephone metadata collection program represents the Government's counter-punch: connecting fragmented and fleeting communications to re-construct and eliminate al-Qaeda's terror network."
Remember when the repulsive Clapper said no such program existed? And how Obama assured us there's nothing to worry about? Now Judge Pauley casually admits it all, saying, in effect, that the Bill of Rights gets in the way of a government that only wants to protect us.

Naturally, the leftist totalitarians at Little Green Footballs cheered the ruling, and took the opportunity to sneer at both Edward Snowden and those of us who object to DC's domestic spying.

Quote of the day

"What we have in this country today, then, is both anarchy (the failure of the state to enforce the laws) and, at the same time, tyranny—the enforcement of laws by the state for oppressive purposes; the criminalization of the law-abiding and innocent through exorbitant taxation, bureaucratic regulation, the invasion of privacy, and the engineering of social institutions, such as the family and local schools; the imposition of thought control through “sensitivity training” and multiculturalist curricula, “hate crime” laws, gun-control laws that punish or disarm otherwise law-abiding citizens but have no impact on violent criminals who get guns illegally, and a vast labyrinth of other measures. In a word, anarcho-tyranny." Sam Francis

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Obama's latest lie

Yeah, I know what you're thinking -- another day, another lie by our Temporary Dictator. Keeping us fooled is in his job description. But this lie points to the root of all our problems:

President Obama engaged Wednesday in what has become his Christmas Day tradition, visiting with troops at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

Obama spoke to and took pictures with nearly 600 service members and their families who had gathered at the base's chow hall.

"Michelle and I know that we would not enjoy the freedoms we do if it weren't for the incredible dedication and professionalism and work that you do -- he least we can do is just let you all know we're grateful to you," the commander-in-chief said.
Of course, the reality is the exact opposite of what Obama said -- DC's armed forces are the central government's chief enforcers, and a growing majority now understands that DC is the greatest threat to our liberty. That's the warning we in the League of the South been sounding for some time, and was a message the corporate media, when it paid any attention to us at all, would quote to brand us as "extremist." But since we're speaking of the majority, who's the extremist now?

Almost every day, we're seeing reports confirming that our handlers in DC fear its own subjects, and are scrambling to erect a system of surveillance and control. One frightening trend is the growing federal influence over local law enforcement:

A domestic surveillance system established after the terrorist attacks of September 11 collects and shares intelligence on a mass scale about “the everyday activities of law-abiding Americans, even in the absence of reasonable suspicion,” according to a new report.

The report, released this month by the Brennan Center for Justice, a nonpartisan policy institute at NYU School of Law, found that law enforcement data sharing programs organized by the http://reason.com/archives/2013/12/25/fusion-centers-expensive-and-dangerous-tDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) are fraught with waste and abuse and have whittled away at civil liberties protections while evading sufficient oversight.
Which makes Edward Snowden's Christmas message to the American people even more urgent:

Hi, and merry Christmas. I’m honored to have a chance to speak to you and your family this year.

Recently, we learned that our governments, working in concert, have created a system of worldwide mass surveillance watching everything we do.

Great Britain’s George Orwell warned us of the danger of this kind of information. The types of collection in the book: microphones, video cameras, TVs that watch us — are nothing compared to what we have today. We have sensors in our pockets that track us everywhere we go.

Think about what that means for the privacy of the average person. A child born today will grow up with no conception of privacy at all. They’ll never know what it means to have a private moment to themselves, an unrecorded unanalyzed thought. And that’s a problem because privacy matters.

Privacy is what allows us to determine who we are and who we want to be.

The conversation occurring today will determine the amount of trust we can place both in the technology that surrounds us and the government that regulates it. Together, we can find a better balance, end mass surveillance and remind the government if it really wants to know how we feel asking is always cheaper than spying.
And to those who claim "we" have to have this illegal domestic surveillance to protect us from terror attacks, let's remember that the attacks we've seen were directly linked to retaliation against US intervention abroad. Furthermore, as the Reason article makes clear, DC's vast domestic spying has not prevented a single terror attack:

In 2012, a Senate investigation found that fusion centers cost taxpayers billions of dollars, but disrupted no actual terrorist plots. The investigation said the intelligence gathering was “oftentimes shoddy” and “more often than not unrelated to terrorism” while “sometimes endangering citizens’ civil liberties.”
Finally, keep in mind that Obama is busy shuffling more troops into the increasingly hostile territory know as the United States of America:

The U.S. military expects to have 20,000 uniformed troops inside the United States by 2011 trained to help state and local officials respond to a nuclear terrorist attack or other domestic catastrophe, according to Pentagon officials.
Who feels safer? Not me. And a lot of other people feel the same way.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

“Now I Just Know This is Christmas”

Varina Howell Davis, Mississippi-born wife of the Southern president declared, "That Christmas season was ushered in under the thickest clouds; everyone felt the cataclysm which impended, but the rosy, expectant faces of our little children were a constant reminder that self-sacrifice must be the personal offering of each member of the family."

Because of the expense involved in keeping them up, Mrs. Davis had recently sold her carriage and horses. A warm-spirited Confederate bought them back and sent them to her. Now she planned to dispose of one of her best satin dresses to obtain funds; with Christmas on the way, the children had high expectations, and she would use all possible makeshifts in an effort to fulfill them.

The Richmond housewives could find no currants, raisins, or other vital ingredients for old Virginia mincemeat pie. But, Mrs. Davis went on, the young considered at least one slice their right, "and the price of indigestion...a debt of honor due from them to the season's exactions."

Despite the war, apple trees still bore fruit; with these as a base, she and the other women of the city would utilize any other fruit that came to hand. A little cider and some salt were obtained, as was brandy, though its usual price was a hundred dollars a bottle in inflated Confederate currency.

With Mrs. Davis's help, a committee of women was set up and the members repaired to their children's old toy collections to salvage dolls without eyes, monkeys that had lost their squeak, three-legged and even two-legged horses. They fixed and painted everything, plumping out rag dolls and putting new faces on them, adding fresh tails to feathered chickens and parrots.

The Davis's invited a group of young friends on Christmas Eve to help make candle molds and string popcorn and apples for the tree; Mr. Pizzini, the confectioner, contributed simple candies. For cornucopias and other ornamentation the Davis's guests used colored papers, bright pictures from old books, bits of silk out of trunks.

All in all, the Christmas Eve of 1864 was far from unsatisfactory. When the small supply of eggnog went around, the eldest Davis boy assured his father: "Now I just know this is Christmas."

(The Southern Christmas Book, Harnett T. Kane, David McKay Company, 1958, pp. 208-210)

Thanks to Bernie for forwarding!

Merry Christmas from the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission!

www.ncwbts150.com

Monday, December 23, 2013

Quote of the day

"Oh, you're gonna shoot me?" Cameron Redus, moments before Officer Chris Carter emptied his gun into Redus at a traffic stop.

Lee’s Christmas Letter to One of His Daughters

“Coosawatchie, South Carolina, December 25, 1861

My Dear Daughter,

Having distributed such poor Christmas gifts as I had to those around me, I have been looking for something for you. Trifles even are hard to get in these war times, and you must not therefore expect more. I have sent you what I thought most useful in your separation from me and hope it will be of some service.

Though stigmatized as “vile dross,” it has never been a drug with me. That you may never want for it, restrict your wants to your necessities. Yet how little it will purchase! But see how God provides for our pleasure in every way. To compensate for such “trash,” I send you some sweet violets that I gathered for you this morning while covered with dense white frost, whose crystals glittered in the bright sun like diamonds, and formed a brooch of great beauty and sweetness which could not be fabricated by the expenditure of a world of money.

May God guard and preserve you for me, my dear daughter! Among the calamities of war, the hardest to bear, perhaps, is the separation of families and friends. Yet all must be endured to accomplish our independence and maintain our self-government. In my absence from you I have thought of you very often and regretted I could do nothing for your comfort.

Your old home, if not destroyed by our enemies, has been so desecrated that I cannot bear to think of it. I should have preferred it to have been wiped from the earth, its beautiful hill sunk, and its sacred trees buried rather than to have been degraded by the presence of those who revel in the ill they do for their own selfish purposes.

I pray for a better spirit and that the hearts of our enemies may be changed. In your homeless condition I hope you make yourself contented and useful. Occupy yourself in aiding those more helpless than yourself. Think always of your father. R.E. Lee.”

Merry Christmas from the North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission!

www.ncwbts150.com

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Free book available to Rebellion readers

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Saturday, December 21, 2013

Leftists at MSNBC attack Brannon & LS, display historical ignorance

Warning: Put down all beverages before watching Al Sharpton strut his jaw-dropping ignorance before the dozen or so people who watch MSNBC. You WILL laugh at the funhouse "facts" offered as political analysis:

More coverage over at the Southern Nationalist Network.

Friday, December 20, 2013

More on Duck Dynasty and A&E

A&E has dramatically shown that they are in the side pocket of the LGBT crowd and that they obviously take most of their audience totally for granted. A boycott would show they shouldn't do that. Read more at Revised History.

Resistance to DC rising

"The Yankee is compelled to toil to make the world go around." Admiral Raphael Semmes, CSN

Pat Buchanan has a must-read piece that is perfect in every way except for its inappropriate title, "Why Neo-Isolationism Is Soaring." My nit-pick is that "isolationism" is what interventionists use to slam those who question their endless wars. It's the equivalent of the use of "racist" to put down anyone who objects to socialism -- which is exactly what that term means. And as I've argued before, the interventionist abroad validates and reinforces the interventionist at home. Both have an other-worldly ideal that mere humanity never quite lives up to, requiring the noble idealists to spill a little more blood. All in the name of doing good, you see.

Pat points out that the interventionists have directly harmed this country. The facts he presents cannot be argued:

We invaded Panama, intervened in Haiti and Mogadishu, launched Desert Storm to liberate Kuwait, bombed Serbia for 78 days to force it to surrender its cradle province of Kosovo.

Came then the blowback of 9/11, following which we had the Afghan war to overthrow the Taliban and create a new democracy in the Hindu Kush, the invasion and occupation of Iraq to strip Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction he did not have, and the air war on Libya.

Others may celebrate the fruits of these wars but consider the costs:

A decade of bleeding with 8,000 U.S. dead, 40,000 wounded, $2 trillion sunk, Iraq and Libya disintegrating in tribal, civil and sectarian war, Afghanistan on the precipice, and al-Qaida no longer confined to Tora Bora but active in Pakistan, Libya, Iraq, Yemen and Syria.

While America was caught up in these wars, China swept past Britain, France, Germany and Japan to emerge as the second largest economy on earth. Using her $250-$300 billion annual trade surpluses with the United States, she has been locking up resources across Africa, Latin America, Australia and Asia.

Now Beijing has declared its own Monroe Doctrine to encompass the East and South China seas and all islands therein and to challenge the United States for hegemony over the Western Pacific.
The Afghan and Iraq wars, we should note, were supported by big-government interventionists of both the left and right. What's scary is that the same coalition is still at it today, demanding war on Iran, and blasting those who courageously uncover illegal surveillance by the federal government. Despite their differences, the left and right interventionists are united in their support of a powerful centralized government and the demonization of dissent.

The bottom line is that they're both cheering while the federal government chips away at what's left of our liberty. That makes them part of the problem, not the solution. Let's not forget that.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Phil Robertson and A&E

LEAGUE OF THE SOUTH NEWS SERVICE

19 December 2013

The League of the South, the premier Southern Nationalist organization, supports Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty in his Biblical condemnation of sodomy. Moreover, we encourage our members and supporters to boycott the A&E Channel and their advertisers until they issue a sincere apology to Mr. Robertson and end his suspension from the program.

League President Michael Hill said the following: “The executives at the A&E Channel have shown their contempt for Mr. Robertson’s right to speak the truth from God’s own word about the sordid nature of sodomy. This is merely one more incident that proves that the purveyors of American popular culture are committed to an anti-Christian and anti-Southern agenda of hatred and lies. We urge Southerners and others of good will to support Mr. Robertson and to let the A&E Channel know that they will not be watching Duck Dynasty or buying the products of their advertisers until this matter is rightly settled.”

The League of the South can be reached for further comment at (800) 888-3163 or at jmichhill@cs.com. More information can be found at www.dixienet.org.

57 Percent Of US Says Going To War In Afghanistan Was ‘Wrong Thing To Do’

I'm still basking in the glow of yesterday's Gallup poll showing that a solid majority now agrees with us that DC is the greatest threat to our prosperity and liberty. Now CBS reports that another solid majority -- 57% -- says it was wrong to invade Afghanistan.

I distinctly remember attending the 2004 SCV national convention in Nashville. I was having lunch with three SCV commanders. All three agreed Southerners had the right to preserve their unique culture, and that we as a people should resist the central government's goal of demographic revolution. They heartily agreed that DC was a direct threat to our liberties, and that the sovereign States had the right and power to reclaim both delegated and stolen rights.

Then I pointed out how DC's foreign wars work against us. Those wars boost DC's power and waste our tax dollars. Worse, I said, returning armies inevitably bring back natives whose culture will clash with our own.

They didn't like that. "We" had every right to invade Afghanistan, they said. Why, Afghanistan declared war on "us" on 9/11! The SCV leaders weren't as sure about the Iraq War, but Afghanistan was definitely a "good war."

When I pointed out that the Taliban had NOTHING to do with 9/11, they shook their heads in disbelief, and the conversation drifted toward safer topics.

Views that were once too radical for the SCV are now proliferating among the general public. Now that's progress.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Record High in U.S. Say Big Government Greatest Threat

The headline might as well say, "League of the South vindicated," but the one Gallup used is just fine. The greatest threat to our liberty is not those scary Iranians, but an overgrown, hostile, and self-serving central government:

Seventy-two percent of Americans say big government is a greater threat to the U.S. in the future than is big business or big labor, a record high in the nearly 50-year history of this question. The prior high for big government was 65% in 1999 and 2000. Big government has always topped big business and big labor, including in the initial asking in 1965, but just 35% named it at that time.
The next step is to convince our fellow countrymen that it's a waste of time to vote for a "good Republican," assuming such a creature exists. Been there, done that, and look where it got us. The only practical solution is to recognize that Ed Sebesta is right when he says that "Secession is back as an issue in politics." Then it's only a matter of time until the last evil empire goes down the same path the Soviet Union did in 1991 and dissolve peacefully.

The next step after that? Establishing a country of our own.

Former Top NSA Official: “We Are Now In A Police State”

Exaggeration? Read what Mr. Binney has to say and decide for yourself:

By way of background, the government is spying on virtually everything we do.

All of the information gained by the NSA through spying is then shared with federal, state and local agencies, and they are using that information to prosecute petty crimes such as drugs and taxes. The agencies are instructed to intentionally “launder” the information gained through spying, i.e. to pretend that they got the information in a more legitimate way … and to hide that from defense attorneys and judges.
Keep in mind that the government is totally self-serving. Its only function is to preserve and expand its power.

Should West Virginia remove Robert C. Byrd's name from public roads and buildings because of his KKK past?

They erased the name of Nathan Bedford Forrest, didn't they? In the name of consistency, Robert Byrd's name should be dropped, too. After all, both men were in the Klan. And both were Democrats.

From Vital Remnants.

U.S. Army seeks removal of Lee, ‘Stonewall’ Jackson honors

Cultural cleansing of anything Southern has escalated. As usual, it's based on hatred of traditional America and bad history. U.S. Army War College spokesbeing Carol Kerr told the press the issue arose from the perceptions of one hyper-sensitive ignoramus:

“This person was struck by the fact we have quite a few Confederate images,” she said, adding that the portraits were rehung on a third-floor hallway. “[Lee] was certainly not good for the nation. This is the guy we faced on the battlefield whose entire purpose in life was to destroy the nation as it was then conceived. … This is all part of an informed discussion.”
"Informed"? It's the exact opposite. Nothing Robert E. Lee did would have "destroyed" the Union, which was able to field the largest army in the world to prevent Southern independence.

But that and other facts simply don't matter. Multicultural America demands total power and expects nothing less than unadulterated loyalty from its subjects. You will worship and attempt to emulate only approved role models. No alternative heroes are allowed.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

'Secede’ billboard project in Tallahassee

From Dr. Michael Hill:

The League of the South will hold a demonstration against Senator Marco Rubio and his support for amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on 8 March 2014 in Tallahassee, Florida. The demonstration will build on a series of similar events in Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina and Florida. We are currently raising funds to put up a large "Secede" billboard in Tallahassee prior to the demonstration. Polls and petitions indicate that millions of Southerners view the US government as a threat to their freedom and desire independence from Washington, DC. Unfortunately, few elected officials represent such views. The demonstration against Rubio and amnesty will be a perfect opportunity for The League to promote independence as the only real solution to the Federal Government's continued tyranny. What better way to get out that message, promote The League, and attract media interest than with a large billboard in a State capital bearing the simple, direct message of "Secede"?

We are currently seeking out the best deal possible on the billboard. However, early indications are that the cost will be in the neighborhood of $2,000. This presents a formidable challenge but one we can meet. We ask our members and supporters to help us take our message directly to the people and elected officials. The easiest way for readers to help is to go to our www.dixienet.org website and make an online donation via PayPal. If you prefer, you can send a check noted "billboard" to the LS office at:

PO Box 760
Killen, AL 35645

Thanks in advance for your generous support!

Quote of the day

"My whole life has fallen apart. I've had death threats. On Facebook, someone wrote I'm gonna feel the same pain as Trayvon Martin's mom. Which means I'm gonna lose my son." "Maddy," one of the Zimmerman trial jurors, on the reaction of Trayvon Martin's courageous supporters.

The linked article is definitely worth reading. It says a lot about the hysteria that's taken the place of rational thought in this country.

We need a dictator!

David Brooks is frustrated. Congress won't grant amnesty to all those potential Americans "hiding in the shadows," it can't pass gun control, and it hasn't given us any fun wars lately. Brooks is also disappointed by the American public's lack of enthusiasm for DC's military adventures. Members of Congress, always mindful of the next election, aren't about to further alienate voters. That makes Brooks sad. Brooks, a thorough Neocon, gleefully backed the Iraq War as a means to achieve "national greatness." To him, a strong central government is the answer to everything, since, in his own words, "ultimately, American purpose can find its voice only in Washington."

The solution? Brooks says it's time for the president to assume more power and get things rolling again. Here's his argument, from an opinion piece entitled Strengthen the Presidency:

Here are the advantages. First, it is possible to mobilize the executive branch to come to policy conclusion on something like immigration reform. It’s nearly impossible for Congress to lead us to a conclusion about anything. Second, executive branch officials are more sheltered from the interest groups than Congressional officials. Third, executive branch officials usually have more specialized knowledge than staffers on Capitol Hill and longer historical memories. Fourth, Congressional deliberations, to the extent they exist at all, are rooted in rigid political frameworks.
What should Obama do, in Brooks's opinion? Simple: "So how do you energize the executive? It’s a good idea to be tolerant of executive branch power grabs and to give agencies flexibility."

Yeah -- nothing like a few "executive branch power grabs" to liven things up.

Don't dismiss this as just the ravings of a typical government supremacist. What Brooks is advocating is a very real, very frightening possibility. Obama is already taking steps to do exactly what Brooks is talking about. Obama has appointed long-time DC insider John Podesta to his senior staff. Podesta has long been an open advocate of a powerful chief executive. In a Center for American Progress paper in 2010 entitled, “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change,” Podesta wrote: "Concentrating on executive powers presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage."

Liberty activists should fear this man. Podesta's progressive ideology is a blueprint for the welfare-warfare state:

In 2008, Podesta authored his book The Power of Progress: How America's Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country. In it, he articulates a vision of progressive values based on four core lessons: 1) Progressives stand with people, not privilege; 2) Progressives believe in the Common Good and a government that offers a hand up; 3) Progressives hold that all people are equal in the eyes of God and under the law; and 4) Progressives stand for universal human rights and cooperative global security.
(Catch that last line? And some people don't believe me when I argue that civil rights and militarism are DC's yin and yang.) Like all DC insiders, John Podesta knows how to deploy his noble-sounding ideals to turn a buck:

Since President Obama entered office in 2008, Boeing has spent $840,000 on The Podesta Group’s services, relying on the firm to lobby in favor of lucrative defense appropriations at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
What can we expect from Obama in the coming months? More wars, more forced multiculturalism, more authoritarian government.

In other words, what we can expect from ANY administration.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Quote of the day

"I think this is what is described as “losing your base.” Bill Ayers: “Try Obama for War Crimes.” Vox Day

Wait - I'm agreeing with Bill Ayers? Arrgggh!

Pelosi calls for Obama to halt deportations

So what if it's the law of the land? We're losing valuable Democratic voters!

Desmond Tutu's house burgled while he was delivering a prayer at Mandela's memorial service

And now, on the lighter side of the news:

Anti-apartheid icon Desmond Tutu was burgled while he was paying tribute to Nelson Mandela at yesterday's memorial service.

The thieves apparently targeted his home in the suburbs of Cape Town in the knowledge that he was more than 800 miles away at the ceremony in Johannesburg.

It is the second time in four months that the former Archbishop of Cape Town has been the victim of burglars.
Here's what the sign language interpreter at Mandela's funeral was trying to tell the world about the REAL post-apartheid South Africa:

South Africa today remains a country plagued by some of the highest murder, rape and violent crime rates in the world.

The white South Africans who did not join the stampede of emigrants during the last two decades remain hugely privileged, and they have been joined by an even more exclusive black class, whose wealth often stems from links to the ruling African National Congress (ANC).

The result is one of the most unequal societies in the world, with levels of disparity threatening social cohesion.

Official unemployment among working-age South Africans is over 25 per cent, although the true figure was closer to 40 per cent in the first quarter of this year. Joblessness among young people is thought to be double that. ...

There are about 50 murders a day in South Africa, but even this is an improvement over the early years of majority rule when it brushed 70 killings a day.
I wonder if Tutu has ever heard of that old saying about being careful what you wish for ...

Washington Drives the World Toward War

Paul Craig Roberts is right -- there's only one way to interpret DC's escalating recklessness toward Russia, China, and Iran -- the military-industrial complex once again demands that it be fed. Hiding behind a flimsy façade of spreading democracy, DC is actually in the business of mayhem, both at home and abroad. It reaps power and profits from breaking things and killing people, then selling the remedy.

It's not only a thoroughly immoral regime, but inevitably self-destructive as well. As long as we fool ourselves into thinking DC is legitimate, we only make the coming crash worse for ourselves and our neighbors. Here's to the hope that enough people will have the courage and vision to see what's happening and take a stand to stop the insanity.

Mandela – Terrorist or ‘Black Jesus?’

Eric Margolis gives us this peek at the REAL Mandela, and the REAL post-white South Africa:

Contrary to popular belief, Mandela did not overthrow the apartheid system. A combination of fierce pressure and much violence from the African National Congress and Communist Party, foreign economic and military sanctions, and the fear of invasion by Cuban and East Bloc troops from Angola finally did in the white regime.

South Africa’s Boers, whose ancestors came to the Cape from Flanders in the 1600’s, wanted to fight on. But the nation’s English-speaking Anglos did not; many fled. Ironically, South Africa’s Boers had been there longer than the other two major tribes, the Xhosa and Zulu, both of whose ancestors had emigrated from the north. The Zulu had wiped out other local tribes in the notorious Mfakane massacres.

During the 1980’s, Mandela was both number two at the African National Congress and a senior leader of its ally, the Communist Party. Mandela also headed up the Umkhonto we Sizwe or Spear of the Nation, the violent fighting arm of the ANC. He was a hereditary prince of the Xhosa people.
Be sure to read the whole thing. Great ammo when arguing with starry-eyed, brainwashed multicults.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

A note on comments

Here's how to get your comment deleted on Rebellion:

Profanity. Now, I'm not a holier-than-thou type, but I don't care for foul language. Use it here, and you get your comment zapped.

Hijacking. Stray too far off topic, and the hammer comes down. You feel like ranting? Get a blog.

Racial epithets. Giving the SPLC ammo is REALLY frowned upon. Yes, I'm talking to you, "Beauregard Lee IV."

That's pretty much it. I encourage bracing debate, so don't think I delete comments that I don't agree with. I don't. And Yankee Joe, my name is not Bernie.

Hindus Propose Giant Monkey God Statue On Oklahoma Capitol Grounds

This article is a leftist slam at Christians, but the story behind it gives us a taste of what we can expect in our increasingly multicultural future. If European Americans can be bribed, shamed, and bullied into becoming a minority in their own country, constant ethnic conflict is exactly what the future holds.

Of course, preventing ethnic conflicts is one of the reasons nations -- real nations, that is -- have border security. Duh.

Denver school shooter had ties to world's deadliest movement

A report on the latest government school violence, this time in Denver, reveals that Karl Pierson, the gunman, was known to be an "opinionated Socialist."

No surprise there. The anti-human ideology of socialism has an undeniable record of bloodshed. Not everyone is worthy to live in the abstract realm of equality socialism imagines, so at some point the socialist must choose between his ideal and humanity.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Another leap forward toward the progressive vision

Same-sex marriage? That's SOOO last year. Polygamy is now on the horizon, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge (naturally!)

Now if I'm reading Volokh's analysis correctly, polygamy has NOT been declared a right, like abortion or health care; the judge has only ruled that one particular State prohibition against polygamy is unconstitutional. But the ruling in Brown v. Buhman does seem to make it inevitable. After all, Western attitudes against polygamy are based on disdain for its practice in Africa -- therefore, it's "racist," and therefore, it must be wrong.

Looks like Nelson Mandela's heir, Jacob Zuma, with his four wives, will indeed be a model for us all. We have seen the future.

Quote of the day

"It is God’s holy truth that half of the feddle gummint could be fired tomorrow, and the only effect would be to unclog things." Fred Reed

Federal court rules Christian cross must come down

For Immediate Release

The League of the South, the premier Southern Nationalist organization, opposes a federal District Court decision to remove a Christian cross from Mt. Soledad in San Diego, California. The cross is part of a war memorial that has stood since 1954.

“The U.S. government is blatantly anti-Christian,” said League of the South President Michael Hill. “Moreover,” Hill continued, “the feds are determined to expunge any and all vestiges of Western culture from the public square, and Christianity happens to be at the very heart of that culture. It is time that Christians imitate the Lord Jesus Christ when he drove the moneychangers from the temple in Jerusalem. There is a war being waged against Christians that will end in our being deprived of all we hold dear if we don’t stand up and fight back against this leftist, atheistic government and its Christ-hating minions.”

The legal fight against the 43-foot-tall Soledad cross has been led by The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), based in the leftist bastion of Madison, Wisconsin, and the New Jersey-based American Atheists. These two northern organizations have a history of opposing Christianity across the US, especially in the South.

Michael Cushman, the founder of Southern Nationalist Network, noted: “The Federal flag will now fly alone at Mount Soledad with the cross removed. This is fitting symbolism for a government devoid of Christian values.”

The League of the South calls upon the State governments of the Southern States (and others) to nullify all laws, regulations, and edicts that seek to remove Christian symbols from the public square and to oppose all groups that seek to undermine our historic faith.

To reach The League of the South for further comment, call (800) 888-3163 or e-mail to: jmichhill@cs.com. For more information, see www.dixienet.org.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Drone strike kills 15 wedding-goers instead of Al-Qaeda convoy

Okay, so you have a death drone buzzing around in a Third-World country. On the other side of the planet, a teen with little or no understanding of the culture of the targeted country fires Hellfire missiles because his standing orders are to hit targets displaying the "signature" of terrorist activity. A line of cars looks like a guerilla convoy, so off go the missiles. But there's one little problem, something our video-game-playing teen at the remote controls doesn't understand -- a line of cars can also be a funeral or wedding procession:

Here's the report from Russia Times:

Fifteen people who had been heading to a wedding in Yemen have been killed in an air strike. Local media reported that a drone attack had been responsible, and the party-goers had been hit instead of an Al-Qaeda convoy. ...

In October, Human Rights Watch released a damning report on US drone strikes in Yemen. It described six of the total of some 80 targeted killing operations in the country. In those six attacks 82 people were killed, 57 of whom – or practically 70 percent – were civilians.
And folks wonder why we refer to the DC regime as the Evil Empire.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Bogus sign language interpreter was perfect for Obama’s Mandela tribute

Somehow an unqualified man pretended to sign for the deaf as the U.S. president gave his gushing tribute to Nelson Mandela. People are asking how this could happen:

The key address in the memorial service for Nelson Mandela was given by Barack Obama, whose words were brought to life for deaf spectators and TV viewers by a “sign language interpreter”, who could be seen gesturing energetically behind the sombre US President.

Yet the man, not only seen by the tens of thousands in Johannesburg’s FNB stadium where the memorial took place on Tuesday, but also by millions across the world on television, was a “fake”, according to Bruno Druchen, the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa.

Mr Duchen told the Associated Press “there was no meaning in what he used his hands for”. He and other language experts pointed out that the man was not signing in South African or American sign languages and could not have been signing in any other known sign language because there was no structure to his arm and hand movements.
As one ANC member put it, “What this man was doing was making no sense."

But in a way, it made perfect sense.

Many commentators criticized the entire event as poorly planned and managed. Security was laughable. And for the ANC to put an unqualified sign language interpreter to stand beside the president of the U.S. was just the icing on the cake. The "interpreter" has explained his erratic performance by claiming he was "hallucinating, hearing voices." Yes.

So this was perfect. What better way to communicate the message that it is "progress" to dismantle a society that worked and replace it with one that does not? That a man caught in the act of plotting mass murder is to be hailed as a saintly peace maker? Or that an African advocate of communism, the most bloody anti-human ideology the world has seen, should be honored with U.S. flags flown at half-mast?

I'd say a nonsense medium for a nonsense message is entirely appropriate.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

WHAT was Obama thinking?

Check out the first five pictures from this Daily Mail story on Mandela's funeral service. The shot of British PM Cameron, Danish PM Thorning-Schmidt, and our very own B.H. Obama cutting up and making a selfie during the services is absolutely jaw-dropping.

If a Republican had acted that immaturely during a funeral service for an African head of state, the left would be screaming for his head.

And don't miss Michelle's icy expressions in those pictures. Wow! Did Barack think he could gush over a gorgeous blonde while his wife seethed in the next seat? Somebody's going to be sleeping with Bo a while.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Perils of a Porous Border

The Open Borders crowd would have us believe that the only people who oppose dismantling the border fences are crabby xenophobes. Are there legitimate reasons for keeping our eyes open and powder dry at our borders? This article makes the case for taking border security seriously, and it turns out to be a powerful one:

Protecting the 1,954-mile Mexico-U.S. border, as some pundits assert, is not just an economic issue, or a problem of criminal drug trafficking and gun running. It threatens America’s national security. In an August 13, 2013 op/ed in The Washington Times, Retired Admiral James Lyons, who was senior U.S. military representative to the United Nations, stated, “Fixing our porous borders is one of combating the threat of terrorism that America faces. In the various efforts to reform the U.S. immigration system, often overlooked in the debate is its impact on national security.”

The statistics are alarming: according to an August 1, 2011 investigative report in the Columbus Dispatch, the United Nations estimates that 97 percent of the illegal immigrants who enter the U.S. clandestinely do so across the U.S.-Mexican border. However, only 20 percent of illegal aliens are caught. Smuggling illegal aliens across the border is now a $6.6 billion industry for Mexican crime syndicates.
If Israel and Saudi Arabia can enforce their immigration laws, so can we.

60% Think U.S. Not Aggressive Enough In Deporting Illegal Immigrants

Yoo-hoo! Ed Sebesta? Show us you believe in "democracy," and support what a solid majority believes about illegal immigration:

More than 20 House Democrats last week urged President Obama to halt the deportation of illegal immigrants until Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform plan, but voters by a two-to-one margin oppose that idea. Most already think the federal government is not vigilant enough in deporting those who are in this country illegally.

Only 29% of Likely U.S. Voters think the government should stop deporting illegal immigrants until Congress passes an immigration reform plan. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 57% oppose a halt to deportations.
Or is this talk about democracy just propaganda? Actions speak louder than a blog site that no one reads.

Will U.S. Troops attack U.S. Citizens?

They've done it before.

Dutchy writes:

This piece of history surfaced probably because a number of top field commanders being fired and the rumor that they had been polled on whether or not they would order the military to fire on the general population of the US in the event martial law was declared question the logic but MacArthur and Eisenhower were in on this show in 1932...

I am simply passing this along and it CAN happen again!!!!

NEWS VIDEO: 1932 - young Patton, young Eisenhower, young MacArthur, President Hoover, Walter Winchell reporting. Do you think our military, acting on orders from a broken federal gov't, will NOT march against our own citizens?? THIS DID HAPPEN only a couple of generations ago.

Hard to believe but it was only 80 years ago !

Monday, December 9, 2013

Farewell, Comrade Mandela

Leftists and their housebroken "conservatives" are shocked at those who condemn Mandela for his communist ties. Little Green Footballs is typical, which smugly asserts that those who point out Mandela's communist sympathies are indulging in "overt racism" and "hate speech."

Well, how are they going to categorize this salute from Workers World?

The passing away of Comrade Mandela marks an end to the life of one of the greatest revolutionaries of the 20th century, who fought for freedom and against all forms of oppression in both their countries and globally. As part of the masses that make history, Comrade Mandela’s contribution in the struggle for freedom was located and steeled in the collective membership and leadership of our revolutionary national liberation movement as led by the ANC — for he was not an island. In Comrade Mandela we had a brave and courageous soldier, patriot and internationalist who, to borrow from Che Guevara, was a true revolutionary guided by great feelings of love for his people, an outstanding feature of all genuine people’s revolutionaries.

At his arrest in August 1962, Nelson Mandela was not only a member of the then underground South African Communist Party, but was also a member of our Party’s Central Committee. To us as South African communists, Comrade Mandela shall forever symbolise the monumental contribution of the SACP in our liberation struggle. The contribution of communists in the struggle to achieve the South African freedom has very few parallels in the history of our country.
Is reality "racist"? Is it "hate speech" to quote the facts? Sure looks that way.

Quote of the day

"It takes oppression and hardship to stiffen men's guts and put the fire of hell into their thews." Robert E. Howard

Everybody does it

W the Conqueror wasn't the only US president to manipulate the facts to make a case for war. Seymour Hersh has the goods on Barry Soetoro, who couldn't quite sell an invasion of Syria to a war-weary public -- but not for lack of trying:

Barack Obama did not tell the whole story this autumn when he tried to make the case that Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the chemical weapons attack near Damascus on 21 August. In some instances, he omitted important intelligence, and in others he presented assumptions as facts. Most significant, he failed to acknowledge something known to the US intelligence community: that the Syrian army is not the only party in the country’s civil war with access to sarin, the nerve agent that a UN study concluded – without assessing responsibility – had been used in the rocket attack. In the months before the attack, the American intelligence agencies produced a series of highly classified reports, culminating in a formal Operations Order – a planning document that precedes a ground invasion – citing evidence that the al-Nusra Front, a jihadi group affiliated with al-Qaida, had mastered the mechanics of creating sarin and was capable of manufacturing it in quantity. When the attack occurred al-Nusra should have been a suspect, but the administration cherry-picked intelligence to justify a strike against Assad.
Ah, yes, "cherry-picked intelligence." That's the secret sauce behind every US war.

A United States 'Spring' Coming?

Matthew Dowd is worried. Here's why:

Could an "Arab Spring" type of upheaval be brewing in the United States? Is the frustration and anger toward our dysfunctional politics and economics beginning to reach a tipping point where young folks begin to push for profound change? Has our democracy become so broken that citizens are going to find creative avenues to express their feelings? Will we pass through the holidays and winter of our dysfunction to arrive at a spring of change? I sense a movement of social unrest growing strongly and quietly towards our own version of the Arab Spring.
DC's dysfunction has become a national joke. There's a reason that jumble of bureaucracy cannot function -- it's so overgrown, it's impossible for it NOT to produce anything other than waste and confusion. Meanwhile, the two establishment parties control the levers of power so opposition parties cannot even get on the ballot. Worse, the media, which is supposed to be the watchdog over the government and defender of dissent, is now an organ for suppressing all but approved views. Days after a Pew poll revealed widespread popular opposition to DC's militarism, the Secretary of Defense declared DC will continue to intervene all over the globe. The timing made it clear what our rulers think of us.

Dowd quotes John Kennedy: "Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable." DC is an artificial, unreformable obstacle to peace and liberty.

Outside, a cold drizzle is falling. I'm looking forward to spring. How about you?

Sunday, December 8, 2013

FBI can activate your computer's camera

Government spying is worse than we thought:

The FBI can secretly activate a computer’s webcam to spy on an individual without turning on the indicator light, a former official revealed to the Washington Post in an article published Friday.

According to the Washington Post’s account of what Marcus Thomas — former assistant director of the FBI’s Operational Technology Division in Quantico — said, “The FBI has been able to covertly activate a computer’s camera — without triggering the light that lets users know it is recording — for several years, and has used that technique mainly in terrorism cases or the most serious criminal investigations.”
Well, if it's in the name of stopping terrorism, it must be okay. After all, it's unpatriotic or maybe extremist -- or maybe both -- to object to anything the CIA or Pentagon does.

And our government would NEVER abuse its power.

Your Southern Music Break

There was only one Marty Robbins, and no one could belt out a sad ballad the way he could. This one is entitled, "Southern Dixie Flyer."