Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Monday, August 31, 2015
Now this is just scary:
An assistant professor in the law department of the US military academy at West Point has argued that legal scholars critical of the war on terrorism represent a “treasonous” fifth column that should be attacked as enemy combatants. In a lengthy academic paper, the professor, William C Bradford, proposes to threaten “Islamic holy sites” as part of a war against undifferentiated Islamic radicalism. That war ought to be prosecuted vigorously, he wrote, “even if it means great destruction, innumerable enemy casualties, and civilian collateral damage”. Other “lawful targets” for the US military in its war on terrorism, Bradford argues, include “law school facilities, scholars’ home offices and media outlets where they give interviews” – all civilian areas, but places where a “causal connection between the content disseminated and Islamist crimes incited” exist.Wow. But you know, it's a "global war on terror," and the US is located on that globe. So the whole world is a legitimate target in the eyes of the pro-war, any war crowd. This is a prime example of how the US government is a greater threat to peace and liberty than ISIS, the Taliban, and al-Qaeda combined. This reminds me of David Horowitz' dark threat that anyone who protested against the Iraq War should be treated as a saboteur. Looks like that attitude is alive and well throughout the Empire's institutions.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, August 31, 2015
Sunday, August 30, 2015
I would never have made a good psychiatrist because I cannot handle insanity. This, for example:
The recent movement to scrub the American South of Confederate flags and names, which many view as pro-slavery symbols, has a new celebrity supporter: Julianne Moore.Okay, I'll never watch another Julianne Moore movie. But this is just too much. "Pro-slavery"? News flash: No one is advocating or practising slavery in America these days -- well, other than wealthy Indian immigrants, Mexicans, and Central American gangsters. But I doubt they were motivated by J.E.B. Stuart, the Battle Flag, or anything to do with Southern heritage. Moore's mindless bloviating continues:
The Academy Award-winning actress has teamed with movie producer Bruce Cohen in launching an online petition to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church, Virginia, arguing that the name represents a "history of racism." "The killings of nine African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina by a white supremacist who proudly flew and wore the Confederate battle flag was a tragic reminder of how these symbols of hate continue to fuel racism and violence," they said. "And it's sparked a national conversation about the appropriateness of honoring the Confederacy, especially in institutions of learning."Hey, Julianne, Vester Flanagan had a "Gay Rights" flag in his grubby little apartment. When are you going to sign the petition to ban that flag? The moral posturing and utter illogic of liberals is sickening.
"When rhetoric ramps up to the point where cold-blooded assassination has happened, this rhetoric has gotten out of control. We heard 'black lives matter.' All lives matter. Well, cops' lives matter too, so why don't we drop the qualifier and say 'lives matter' and take that to the bank." - Sheriff Ron Hickman, on the execution of Deputy Darren Goforth.
Saturday, August 29, 2015
Some of our moral and intellectual superiors are trying to convince us the underlying cause of the execution of two Roanoke journalists is an abstract thing called "gun violence." Others argue it's bigger than that - it's actually an unfortunate example of "workplace violence":
UC Haas School of Business professor Jo-Ellen Pozner says one possible key to addressing workplace violence is to find ways to address employees' mental health and wellness. "It seems clear that there was an emotional, mental health issue going on here and that's I think the key to figuring out how to deal with these things in the workplace," Pozner said, "I think there's a public policy question there that we need to address in a larger level, that's less about workplace violence and more about the violence in our society today."This isn't just nonsense, but dangerous nonsense. Vester Flanagan hated Whites, and was convinced Whites conspired to hold him back and demean him out of racial hate. He was so obsessed with his delusions of racial persecution that anything could set him off, as one ex-coworker commented:
'We would say stuff like, "The reporter's out in the field." And he would look at us and say, "What are you saying, cotton fields? That's racist".' 'We'd be like, "What?' We all know what that means, but he took it as cotton fields, and therefore we're all racists.' Fair added: 'This guy was a nightmare. 'Management's worst nightmare.'I'll bet there are thousands more just like him. People like Flanagan constantly hear warnings that Whites are holding them back and oppressing them. That's the drumbeat you hear from the Social Justice Warriors, antifa thugs, newspaper editors, and race hustlers. According to these prophets of doom, even Whites who appear helpful and supportive are still responsible for something called "institutional racism" that silently and secretly prevents Blacks from getting ahead. White success, on the other hand, is assured by another malevolent and unseen force called "White privilege." So Vester Flanagan only struck back at those who exerted their mysterious and detrimental power over him. The gatekeepers of approved thought who bloviated that the Charleston murders were caused by a memorial to Southern war dead are now scrambling to assure us it wasn't anything THEY said that fueled Vester Flanagan's hatred of Whites.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, August 29, 2015
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
From CNN: Trump's outrageous Mexico remarks The Telegraph: Why Donald Trump is wrong about Mexican immigrants From The Charlotte Observer: Mexican drug kingpin sentenced in Charlotte to 11 years in prison
Here's another region veering toward secession, this time from New York:
More than a dozen groups in support of gun rights and hydraulic fracturing are organizing a rally Sunday to build support for turning upstate New York into a separate state. At the crux of their current frustrations is Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo, his support of the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act of 2013, and his decision last year to direct state regulators to ban fracking for natural gas.No matter what you think of their motives -- and I have deep reservations about fracking -- you must respect their right to withdraw consent from Albany and to organize a government that suits them and their interests. So more power to them!
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
In a word, Neocons. DC and its minions in the media have declared the South as a problem to be eliminated, and it's the Neocons who're leading the lynch mob. Max Boot, the Russian immigrant who now wants to instruct Americans how to be good Americans, openly despises Southern heritage. Another Neocon who's a favorite of cuckolded conservatives, Charles Krauthammer, sees Southerners as an enemy. Krauthammer even equates the Taliban with Confederates. Hey, after all, both opposed DC, right? Here's Krauthammer's view of modern-day Southerners:
“Howard Dean wants the white trash vote,” wrote Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer in mockery of the Vermonter. “[T]hat’s clearly what [Dean] meant when he said he wanted the votes of ‘guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks.’” After Dean was savaged by Al Sharpton, who called the Confederate flag an “American swastika,” Krauthammer was rhapsodic. His humiliation serves Dean right, Krauthammer chortled. He should never have pandered to Southern “yahoos” and “rebel-yelling racist redneck[s].”There's a reason these so-called "conservatives" sound just like leftists when it comes to the South. Neocons, as opposed to traditional conservatives, represent an ideology based on the writings of Leon Trotsky. Lika all leftists, Neocons believe in raw force to overwhelm their opponents, who are clearly irrational. Force requires a unified, all-powerful state, and Southern heritage represents an alternative loyalty that must be erased. Recently, Stephen Walt analyzed the worldview that drives the Neocon agenda. Walt's focus was why that agenda has consistently failed. The bottom line, he argues, is that the policies Neocons push are based not on reality, but abstractions:
The neoconservative worldview also exaggerates the efficacy of military force and downplays the value of diplomacy. Military force is an essential component of national power, of course, but neocons tend to see it as a magical tool that can accomplish all sorts of wonderful things (such as the creation of workable democracies) for which it is not really designed. In reality, military force is a crude instrument whose effects are hard to foresee and one which almost always produces unintended consequences (see under: Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Pakistan, etc.). So it was in Iraq, and the results of a direct military conflict with Iran would be equally unpredictable. ... Third, the neoconservatives have a simplistic and ahistorical view of democracy itself. They claim their main goal is spreading freedom and democracy (except for Palestinians, of course), but they have no theory to explain how this will happen or how toppling a foreign government with military force will magically cause democracy to emerge. Instead, they believe the desire to live in freedom is hardwired into human DNA, and all one has to do is remove the bad guys at the top. Once they are gone, the now-liberated population will forget past grievances, form political parties, embrace tolerance, line up for orderly elections, accept the resulting outcomes willingly, and offer grateful thanks to Uncle Sam.DC's perpetual wars in the Middle East have created chaos that's rebounding into our backyards; not just from terror attacks, but from accelerated immigration from Muslim countries. So in addition to demonizing the South, Neocons are encouraging immigration that threatens demographic revolution. That's their "final solution" to the Southern problem.
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone, and Anthony Sadler are heroes:
The three friends from the United States traveled in Europe as vacationers. Now the world knows them as heroes. Anthony Sadler, Spencer Stone and Alek Skarlatos were aboard a high-speed train en route to Paris from Amsterdam on Friday when a gunman opened fire. Along with two others -- A French national and a Briton -- they charged, tackled and subdued him, officials said.It's almost enough to make you optimistic about people. Here's a toast of Rebel Yell to three good men.
Socialist Bernie Sanders drew a crowd of 28,000 in Portland last week, while Donald Trump's rally in Alabama last Friday brought in 30,000 cheering supporters. But check out the headlines from the lapdog media: New York Times: Donald Trump Fails to Fill Alabama Stadium MSNBC: Bernie Sanders shatters 2016 turnout record with 28,000 crowd No bias in those headlines. Remember, journalists are professionals, so we can believe whatever they say.
"Like all civil liberties people, I encounter difficulties in defending the rights of Communists who themselves repudiate freedom of speech, press and assemblage, and do everything they can to deprive others of those rights." Upton Sinclair, who could be talking about Morris Dees, Daryle Lamont Jenkins, and other modern-day totalitarians.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Although I see Donald Trump as all show, no substance, it's still gratifying to see the thunderous response of people who are fed up with a corrupt, self-serving political Establishment. Trump's image is that of defiance to Washington, DC and its policy of demographic upheaval. And it's the South that's especially fertile ground for such a message, as this Washington Post story reveals:
The Manhattan developer, who strode onstage to “Sweet Home Alabama,” is trying to show that his candidacy has broad and lasting appeal across every region of the country — especially here in the South, where Alabama and seven other states are holding a clustered voting blitz March 1. The scene Friday night put an exclamation point on an extraordinary run in which the flamboyant mogul has thoroughly disrupted the presidential campaign and kindled a national discussion about not just politics but American culture itself. “We have politicians that don’t have a clue,” said Trump, wearing a red hat on which was printed “Make America Great Again,” his slogan. “They’re all talk, no action. What’s happening to this country is disgraceful.”Think the Establishment's frenzied war on all things Southern might be fueling this backlash? I betcha it is. It'll be interesting to see how far this thing goes.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, August 22, 2015
Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The Islamic State wants to remove all monuments and art works that celebrate the pre-Muslim cultures of the Middle East. Anyone who wants to save these artifacts are dealt with severely. The latest victim is 82-year-old Khaled al-Asaad, the director of the Palmyra museum:
Militants from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) have killed a revered archaeologist in the Syrian city of Palmyra, after he refused to give up the secrets of its ancient treasures. Syrian state antiquities chief Maamoun Abdulkarim said on Tuesday that 82-year-old Khaled al-Asaad, longtime director of the Palmyra museum, was beheaded in a local square before his body was placed on display in public. The archaeologist had been detained and interrogated for over a month by Isil, Mr Abdulkarim told Reuters. The jihadists had wanted to extract information about the whereabouts of precious Palmyra antiquities which had been removed as the extremist group advanced on the city.ISIS is almost as bad as the Cultural Marxists and their cuckservative minions who demand the removal of all monuments to the South's war dead.
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Tuesday, August 18, 2015
"The talking heads seem to have no idea of the intensity of the anger and hatreds in the country. ... A casual glance at headlines around the internet on almost any day might give them a clue to the seriousness of things: Black lives Matter Protest Turns Violent in Texas Anniversary of Michael Brown’s Death Brings Gunfire in Ferguson Farrakhan. We Must Rise UP and Kill Those Who Kill Us. Stalk Them and Kill Them Sandra Bland Protest: All White People Should Be Killed Does this sound like a road to a happy ending?" - Fred Reed
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Monday, August 17, 2015
I know, I know -- Trump's positions are all over the board, and I'm convinced his candidacy is just another ego trip. Further, we cannot look to DC to solve the very problems DC created. And to look to the Temporary Dictator of the DC Empire for hope is a losing proposition. That said, it is refreshing to see the issue of Open Borders debated, and Trump's official platform on immigration is a welcome whiff of sanity:
Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform: 1. A nation without borders is not a nation. There must be a wall across the southern border. 2. A nation without laws is not a nation. Laws passed in accordance with our Constitutional system of government must be enforced. 3. A nation that does not serve its own citizens is not a nation. Any immigration plan must improve jobs, wages and security for all Americans.America's immigration policy should benefit Americans, not every other nation. Wow. What a concept. Will Trump push the other candidates toward immigration enforcement? I think so. Even Bernie Sanders, a far-left Democrat, opposes the endless tide of cheap, exploitable labor that hurts Middle-Class Americans. Let's hope this issue remains in the spotlight.
From the Unz Review, Here is how an ad for open borders would sound if it had the FDA-required warnings: Tired of the lack of vibrancy in your neighborhood? Economy in a slump? Like to grow the GDP? Ask your representative about OpenBorders. OpenBorders is the solution recommended by the Chambers of Commerce, the Wall Street Journal, war hero John McCain, the Democratic Party, the entire mainstream media, the Catholic Church, and every billionaire except Donald Trump. [FAST VOICEOVER] Be sure to consult Ann Coulter, Steve Sailer, and VDare-dot-com before voting for OpenBorders. OpenBorders has been known to cause social fragmentation and lower PISA scores. OpenBorders also contributes to graffiti, littering, high unemployment, teenaged pregnancy, lack of academic achievement, increased crime, loud annoying music, and spread of hitherto-unknown diseases. Open Borders has also been shown to increase likelihood of domestic terrorism. OpenBorders accelerates depletion of limited resources. Open Borders has been shown to increase strain of the social safety net, occasionally resulting in municipal and state bankruptcy. Other known side effects include increased irritability, fatigue, and inability to communicate with your fellow citizens. Contact your representative if your high unemployment lasts more than seven years. He will instruct you to seek job retraining.[END FAST VOICEOVER] Ask your representative if Open Borders is right for you!
Friday, August 14, 2015
Yesterday, I referred to a video in which a government goon served up the usual selective facts to justify Lincoln's brutal and illegal subjugation of the South. The Abbeville Institute has a great point-by-point rebuttal on its blog. Definitely worth reading and bookmarking.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, August 14, 2015
Thursday, August 13, 2015
Two promising young people in Mississippi were driven to terrorism. It must've been the Confederate battle flag in the Mississippi State flag that drove them to it. From The Clarion-Ledger:
Muhammad Oda Dakhalla, 22, and his fiance, Jaelyn Delshaun Young, 19, were arrested by the FBI Saturday at the Golden Triangle Regional Airport in Columbus for allegedly attempting to join ISIS. They were charged with “attempting and conspiring to knowingly provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization,” according to a press release issued by The Department of Justice.Clearly, the people of Mississippi must change their State flag so similar tragedies can be prevented. I mean, what ELSE could have led to this?
Both Neocons and leftists despise traditional culture and small government. Naturally, they chime together to praise Lincoln and demonize the South. No surprise, then, that both Americaneocon and Ed Sebesta are featuring a video on their respective blogs by Colonel Ty Seidule, a professor of History at West Point. In the video, the good colonel concludes BOTH SIDES waged the WBTS over slavery. The noble North fought to free the slaves, and the citizens of the South were willing to "fight and die to preserve a morally repugnant institution." Yep, that's what he says. Sebesta's previous post was on a professor of history whose latest book focused on Arkansas' involvement in the WBTS, which concluded -- drum roll, please -- that those eeeevil Southerners fought to preserve slavery. Yep. Would either have kept his job if he'd argued the opposite? Of course not. Both are government employees praising their employer. Welcome to the Soviet States of America, comrades, where freedom of speech is defined as the right to agree with your government.
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
"The real lesson to be taken from Trump and Bernie is that many Americans are so damned tired of the establishment and the media that they’ll root for anybody, no matter how crazy they are, if they’ll just quit sucking up and actually stand for something." - Larry Correia
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Monday, August 10, 2015
The Permanent Revolution's latest front is the liberation of all beings from the eeeevil social construct of heteronormativity. All correct-thinking people know that boys are boys and girls are girls ONLY because we force them into those roles. In response to pressure from the Social Justice Warriors, retail giant Target will no longer label certain merchandise by gender:
Attention Target shoppers: Say goodbye to "girls' building sets" and "boys' bedding." The big box retailer announced Friday that it will start phasing out gender-based signage in some departments. The shift comes in response to customer feedback that distinguishing between products for girls and boys is unnecessary and maybe even harmful. Parents and gender equality advocates welcomed the news as a significant step with potential to inspire other retailers.Catch that last line? Seems all "parents" welcomed Target's move. I'd call that propaganda rather than reporting, but that's pretty much the norm these days. All parents are supposed to train their children to be "free of binary, stereotyped gender roles." It's the progressive thing to do. These days, EVERYONE KNOWS that if you're not progressive, you must be a white-supremacist-hater-extremist.
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, August 10, 2015
Sunday, August 9, 2015
"Europe can't protect itself and preserve its standard of living and social structure, if it has to absorb millions of migrants from Africa." - Philip Hammond, UK Foreign Secretary Whoa! Has reality made a comeback in Europe? Meanwhile, US politicians blather about the wage gap and the war on the Middle Class as if its cause were a total mystery.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, August 09, 2015
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Yet another sneak attack against Southern heritage, this time in Georgia:
Confederate Memorial Day has been struck from Georgia’s official 2016 state holiday calendar. So has Robert E. Lee’s birthday. Most state employees will still get days off for both events, but the controversial names have been replaced with the more neutral term “state holiday.” The change was reflected in emails that landed this week in the inboxes of many state employees.Notice how similar the modus operandi is to the puffed-up little cowards who deface memorials to Southern dead - secretly, and under cover of darkness. Democracy in action, folks. It's a beautiful thing. Thanks to loyal reader Gail for the heads up.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, August 08, 2015
Thursday, August 6, 2015
Gery North examines the War Between the States as the first "modern" war. That war reversed the agreement contained in the 1648 Treaty of Westphalia restricting hostilities to combatants. But Lincoln, true Machiavellian that he was, shrewdly and coldly reasoned that the real power in the South lay in its popular support. So Lincoln decreed that state-sponsored terror against unarmed civilians was the key to conquering the South:
Lincoln made a decision to unleash the military forces of the Union Army against Southern civilians. It began in the summer of 1864, when he authorized Sheridan’s forces to burn the farms of civilians in the Shenandoah Valley. This was the origin of the modern war of terror on civilians. Sherman’s troops dug up railroad tracks, placing them in the proximity of trees, and heating them, so that they could be hammered into “Sherman’s neckties” around the trees. Sherman fully understood the the only way to get rid of those reminders of defeat would be to chop down the trees. He burned Atlanta because he wanted to send a message to a defeated, helpless population. “War is hell,” he famously said. He helped make it so as a matter of policy. Then he took his troops on the legendary march to the sea. The Union Army stole everything it could from Southern civilians. It lived off the land. Only it didn’t; it lived off the wives and children of the region.Today, true-blue supporters of the Empire praise Sherman, as Americaneocon does here: William Tecumseh Sherman: Fierce Patriot And that legacy of regarding one's opponent as sub-human vermin to be exterminated carried over into World War II. True to form, Americaneocon observes the 70th anniversary of the tragic Hiroshima bombing as a triumph for the DC Empire, as illustrated in this post: Thank God for the Atom Bomb 9/11 saw this same attitude blow back on American soil. And when the next 9/11 hits -- and our immigration policies guarantee that it will -- we can thank Lincoln and Sherman.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, August 06, 2015
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Tom Woods: "The American political and media classes behave as if there is a 3x5 card of all allowable opinions, and if you stray from that 3.5 card, you will be smeared, condemned, written out of polite society. You won't be refuted...there is no need to refute you ... all that's necessary is to say, 'Eek! A mouse!'"
Posted by Old Rebel at Wednesday, August 05, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Robert Conquest, the historian who “closed the debate” about Stalinism by exposing the brutal Communist regime, has died. Before Conquest's definitive works, many left-leaning dupes fancied both the Soviets and Stalin as benevolent agents of progress. Mr. Conquest was instrumental in smashing that myth. His Stalin: Breaker of Nations sits on my bookshelf, and I still enjoy referring to it. Now we need a scholar to debunk and expose multiculturalism.
SJWs with cans of spray paint managed to slink in the darkness to vandalize a memorial to Confederate veterans. I bet these little rats think they're heroes.
A radical policy that never made any sense is being swept into the Dempster Dumpster of history:
Famously progressive and permissive Holland has tried multiculturalism and decided that it just doesn’t work. In a historic reversal, the Dutch are abandoning government policies in support of multiculturalism and demanding intregration and acceptance of Dutch values from immigrants, mostly Muslims, who now constitute 6 percent of their population.No one ever asked, "What if you're wrong? What if Muslims never assimilate? What do you do when you have a massive, indigestible block of the Third World within your borders?" The Dutch were able to reverse course. Now it's time we started asking these questions here at home.