"Rational people, not the fringe, are now talking about whether states could be separated from the U.S., whether we should have a Constitutional Convention. And I think as time goes on that is apt to become more the case unless we here can figure an answer to preventing the majority from being ruled by the minority."I'm so old, I can remember when advocating secession was purely fringe. The old "golden rule" of American politics may be proven true once again: "As California Goes, So Goes the Country." We'll see.
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Another call for California secession, this time from Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA):
With yet another of its trademark shocking titles: “Ten Days After: Harassment and Intimidation in the Aftermath of the Election," the Southern Poverty Law Center put its special spin on a survey of teachers to give the impression Trump's election inspired budding White racists in grade school to bully their minority school mates. Of course, we've come to expect the SPLC to fan the flames of racial discord to keep frightened liberals to continue sending donations to the SPLC's bulging treasury. But this time, they got caught: Seems they, um, overlooked a question about anti-White incidents, as this report from the New York Post reveals:
Bokenkamp did not provide an explanation for the absence of such a substantial metric — at least 2,000 bias-related incidents against white students — from the report, which focuses instead on “anti-immigrant sentiment,” “anti-Muslim sentiment” and “slurs about students of color” related to the election. “They left that result out because it would not fit their ideological narrative,” former Education Department civil rights attorney Hans Bader said. “It was deemed an inconvenient truth.” Founded in 1971, SPLC claims to be a nonpartisan civil rights law firm. But it receives funding from leftist groups, including ones controlled by billionaire George Soros. And a review of Federal Election Commission records reveals that its board members have contributed more than $13,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns.You want hateful bias? Look no further than the anti-White, anti-Christian SPLC.
Monday, December 5, 2016
General William T. Sherman, whose relentless war on Southern civilians, and his "final solution of the Indian problem,” set the stage for the DC Empire's brutality against Filipinos, Japanese, and Vietnamese.
I don't usually read the Carlos Slim Blog, which claims to publish all the news that's fit, but actually publishes leftist and pro-establishment propaganda. But this piece on how blue islands in a sea of red are re-asserting their power in defiance of the coming Trump administration caught my attention. Jeffrey Rosen sees renewed interest in States' Rights, the interpretation of the Constitution long advocated by conservatives:
IN the wake of the presidential election, as Democrats realized that Republicans will soon control all three branches of the federal government, progressives disinclined to secede from the Union rediscovered another exit strategy: states’ rights. ... Since the 1930s, progressives have unapologetically embraced Hamiltonian big government. But in rediscovering the virtues of Jeffersonian small government, Democrats and liberals are returning to a tradition of “progressive federalism” that they favored before the New Deal and the Great Society — and that they began to revive during the second Bush administration. Jefferson viewed American history as a clash between centralization and decentralization, between monopolistic financiers and agrarian producers. Jefferson proposed a constitutional amendment that would have prohibited Congress from chartering corporate monopolies and opposed Hamilton’s Bank of the United States because the claim that Congress had “implied powers” to charter corporations would clash with the 10th Amendment, which protects states’ rights.As I've noted previously (see here and here), leftist states and cities will tend to go their own way, paving the way to the ultimate devolution of the DC Empire into numerous, human-scaled, more peaceful units. Let a thousand flowers bloom.
In Italy, the referendum to centralize greater power in Rome was soundly defeated, dealing what may be a knockout blow to the already wounded European Union. By 59.1% to 40.9%, Italians rejected the measure, which aimed to prop up and expand the EU and its program of open borders and unlimited immigration. The nationalist revolt continues to surge.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Uh-oh. Looks like we have some fault lines in the multicultural paradise that's taking the place of the historic USA. The Anti-Defamation League sternly tsk-tsks Rep. Keith Ellison's latest statement on Israel. Ellison, who is Muslim, is a contender to take over the Democratic Party. He favors (surprise!) a less Israel-centric US foreign policy:
“The United States foreign policy in the Middle East is governed by what is good or bad through a country of 7 million people. A region of 350 million all turns on a country of 7 million. Does that make sense? Is that logic? Right? When the Americans who trace their roots back to those 350 million get involved, everything changes.”And here's the ADL's response:
Rep. Ellison’s remarks are both deeply disturbing and disqualifying. His words imply that U.S. foreign policy is based on religiously or national origin-based special interests rather than simply on America’s best interests. Additionally, whether intentional or not, his words raise the specter of age-old stereotypes about Jewish control of our government, a poisonous myth that may persist in parts of the world where intolerance thrives, but that has no place in open societies like the U.S.American is quickly becoming the arena for all the world's conflicts. Jews vs. Blacks. Blacks vs. Latinos. Turks vs. Armenians. Haitians vs. American Blacks. And more combustible mixtures are forming under our noses. Yes, the US is gonna be a fun place in the next few decades.
Posted by Old Rebel at Saturday, December 03, 2016
Friday, December 2, 2016
Delicate Brooklynites realize the "other America" won the election, and they can't handle it. Brace yourself for some metrosexual trauma:
Three days after the election, my wife and I were shopping at the Fairway Market in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For those unfamiliar with it, Fairway is a less corporate, more co-op version of Whole Foods, offering pretty produce and exotic cheeses that don’t come cheap. The mood in the store was glum. As in most of Brooklyn, people stared ahead, moving slowly, still in shock from the political earthquake of Tuesday night. After getting our Brazilian Arabica ground for drip (I know, I should really use a French Press), Libby and I walked towards the organic maple syrup. That’s when it started. I suppose there had been music playing in the store, but I hadn’t noticed until a familiar guitar lick pierced the air and a soft voice said, “Turn it up.” Libby and I both stopped and looked at each other. “Seriously?” said my wife, a very disappointed Clinton supporter. She started gripping her soft Tomme Crayeuse a little too hard. By the time Ronnie Van Zant’s drawl started in with “Big wheels keep on turnin’,” everyone in the store was standing in shock. Brows were furrowed, people mumbled to each other. The song seemed to get louder as one of those New York moments happened, when everyone was thinking the exact the same thing. A woman in her fifties, wearing a Love Trump Hates button, turned to her Brooklyn-bearded husband and said loudly, “This is unbelievable!” She found the nearest store clerk, a young woman in a green apron who was staring up at the ceiling, looking for the invisible speakers blaring this message from the other America. “This is so inappropriate,” the woman said. “Can we turn this off?”Wow. And we let these people win The War?
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, December 02, 2016
Wednesday, November 30, 2016
"During and shortly after the election, I was traveling in the old Confederacy. There was a real sense of joy at Trump’s success. A black cloud, the cloud of political correctness, had long weighed Dixie down. On November 9 it lifted. Southerners saw and talked about the difference. Retailers told me business picked up sharply after the vote. Cultural pessimism had been replaced with optimism. The future was no longer fated to be a slow death by drowning in the sludge of cultural Marxism." - William Lind
The comments of civil rights leaders on the death of Fidel Castro are very interesting. Check out these observations from Jesse Jackson and Sam Riddle:
"While Castro unfortunately denied many political freedoms, he at the same time did establish many economic freedoms — education and health care," Jackson said. "He changed the world. While we may not agree with all of Castro's actions, we can accept his lesson that where there is oppression there must be resistance." "It was Fidel who fought for the human rights for black Cubans," said Riddle, political director of the Michigan Chapter of the National Action Network. "Many Cubans are as black as any black who worked the fields of Mississippi or lived in Harlem. He believed in medical care and education for his people."If you ever wondered what type of society civil rights activists want, look no further than Communist Cuba, where EVERYONE is equally miserable (except the ruling elite). After all, socialism is nothing but systematized envy, and civil rights, critical race theory, and social justice are theories and movements supporting racialized socialism, with Blacks, Latinos, or LGBTs taking the place of the proletariat. So when you hear someone blabbering about the next step in the sacred name of "civil rights," you know what their actual goal is.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Here's the ABC News report on the latest Muslim terror attack, this time at Ohio State University:
Authorities are investigating an anti-U.S. rant posted on Facebook just minutes before the Ohio State University attack today that is believed to be linked to suspect Abdul Razak Ali Artan, sources told ABC News. Appearing three minutes before the beginning of the rampage that left 11 people injured, the post reads: “I can’t take it anymore. America! Stop interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim Ummah. We are not weak. We are not weak, remember that.” The post also invokes the name Anwar Al-Awlaki, a radical American-born al-Qaeda cleric, describing him as a “hero." Al-Awlaki was killed in 2011 but his propaganda has been linked to several domestic terrorist attacks in the years after his death. “If you want us Muslims to stop carrying lone wolf attacks, then make peace,” the post reads. “We will not let you sleep unless you give peace to the Muslims.”Hmm -- sounds like a threat to me. But it just COULDN'T have been terrorism, because Artan was vetted by the US State Department when Catholic Charities of Dallas had him and his family brought to this country as refugees. Right. The most bizarre coverage came from NPR, which didn't bother to ask the victims, their families, or any other Americans how they felt about their government importing nearly 100,000 Somali Muslims into their country. Instead, their story focused on the delicate feelings of Somali immigrants. Here's the story: Muslim Community Fears Backlash After Ohio State Attack. Wow. Imagine that after human cockroach Dylann Roof shot his victims in Charleston last year, NPR sought out Southerners fearful of a backlash against Confederate monuments. Yes, it's that crazy.
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Monday, November 28, 2016
"I’m a Muslim, it’s not what the media portrays me to be." - Abdul Razak Ali Artan, a Somali refugee now living in Ohio, who drove his car into a group of students today, got out, and started stabbing people with a butcher knife. He's right, though not in the way he imagines. Just remember this: The proper pronunciation of "Somali" is: O·hi′o·an
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 28, 2016
Sunday, November 27, 2016
One less commie in the world! This release from Raul Castro is just too perfect:
In compliance with the expressed will of Companion Fidel, his remains will be cremated. In the early hours of Saturday 26, the funeral organizing committee will provide our people with detailed information on the organization of the posthumous Homage that will be taxed to the founder of the Cuban Revolution.Yes, let the despot's last act be one more tax on his long-suffering, impoverished people. How fitting. May he rot in hell.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, November 27, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Lysenkoism, which tried to prop up Marxist ideology. The latest (and wackiest) campaign is transgenderism, which accepts as indisputable gospel that a person can magically transform themselves from male to female or female to male by "identifying" with that gender. North Carolina's HB2 law took a contrary view by putting legal support for traditional sex roles. The media, Hollywood, and the entire leftist horde is still trying to overturn that law. So what a pleasant surprise to see the American College of Pediatricians stand up for reason and common sense in this position statement entitled Gender Ideology Harms Children:
The American College of Pediatricians urges educators and legislators to reject all policies that condition children to accept as normal a life of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex. Facts – not ideology – determine reality. 1. Human sexuality is an objective biological binary trait: “XY” and “XX” are genetic markers of male and female, respectively – not genetic markers of a disorder. The norm for human design is to be conceived either male or female. Human sexuality is binary by design with the obvious purpose being the reproduction and flourishing of our species. This principle is self-evident. The exceedingly rare disorders of sex development (DSDs), including but not limited to testicular feminization and congenital adrenal hyperplasia, are all medically identifiable deviations from the sexual binary norm, and are rightly recognized as disorders of human design. Individuals with DSDs do not constitute a third sex.1 3. A person’s belief that he or she is something they are not is, at best, a sign of confused thinking. 8. Conditioning children into believing that a lifetime of chemical and surgical impersonation of the opposite sex is normal and healthful is child abuse. Endorsing gender discordance as normal via public education and legal policies will confuse children and parents, leading more children to present to “gender clinics” where they will be given puberty-blocking drugs. This, in turn, virtually ensures that they will “choose” a lifetime of carcinogenic and otherwise toxic cross-sex hormones, and likely consider unnecessary surgical mutilation of their healthy body parts as young adults.I quoted three points, but it's definitely worth while to read the entire statement. These days, we need to drink in all the sanity boosters we can find.
Posted by Old Rebel at Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
Hampshire College has stopped flying the US flag so it can "facilitate discussion on what the flag represents." Can there be any doubt that the American Empire is dissolving before our eyes? If you have any such doubt, then your eyes are closed.
Posted by Old Rebel at Thursday, November 24, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
4th Generation Warfare continues to evolve, while our idiot leaders are stuck in the 20th century. Al Qaeda has weaponized mass migration:
The jailed architect of 9/11 revealed that al Qaeda's plan to kill the United States was not through military attacks but immigration and "outbreeding nonmuslims" who would use the legal system to install Sharia law, according to a blockbuster new book. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed also predicted that intelligence officials using so-called "enhanced interrogation" techniques such the waterboarding he experienced would eventually come under attack from weak-kneed U.S. politicians and media.And this won't be the first time Muslims have used mass migration to overwhelm and conquer territory. Morocco snatched Spanish Sahara in north Africa in 1975 by sending hundreds of thousands of civilians into the territory. Will we let history repeat itself? If we do, this time it will be both tragedy and farce.
"Beyond a certain point a formerly great empire becomes so dysfunctional that smaller, more cohesive neighbors begin tearing it apart. Eventually the capacity for cooperation declines to such a low level that barbarians can strike at the very heart of the empire without encountering significant resistance. But barbarians at the gate are not the real cause of imperial collapse. They are a consequence of the failure to sustain social cooperation." - Peter Turchin, in Ultrasociety
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
The #Calexit movement is speeding along:
Anti-Trump secessionists filed formal paperwork Monday launching their petition drive aimed at separating California from the union by first putting the issue before voters on the 2018 ballot. A petition submitted by the Yes California Independence Campaign calls for repealing language in the state constitution that describes California as an “inseparable part” of the nation and holding a vote on independence on March 13, 2019. Organizers, who filed the petition with the California attorney general, said they plan to begin collecting signatures early next year to qualify for the ballot. At the same time, the group is planning to hold #Calexit rallies in Los Angeles and San Francisco during the Jan. 20 inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump.Can you imagine? No more San Francisco liberals telling us what to do. With Oakland out of the country, our crime rate would drop by half. And while Hollyweird is already an alien country, it would be in a foreign one. I wonder if the #Calexit movement needs donations?
Posted by Old Rebel at Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Monday, November 21, 2016
The patriotic tide continues to swell throughout the West. The latest uprising is roiling the French race for president, where Marine Le Pen has taken the lead:
Front National leader Marine Le Pen has taken a sizeable lead over Nicolas Sarkozy in a new French presidential election poll. The far-right leader had 29 per cent of the vote when pitted against Les Républicains’ former president, who was eight points behind, and held a 15-point lead over the Parti de Gauche’s Jean-Luc Mélenchon in the poll released by Ipsos. It was one of five scenarios for the first round of France's 2017 presidential elections on 23 April, although one that did not include Les Républicains’ Alain Juppé – who remains strong favourite to succeed Francois Hollande as leader. While Mr Juppé holds leads of between 4 and 7 per cent in three other scenarios including him, the results are likely to add to growing fears that the rise of global populism could see Ms Le Pen secure a surprise victory in the wake of the UK’s Brexit vote and Donald Trump’s US election win.What could explain Le Pen's surprising strength, or, for that matter, Brexit and the Trump upset? Maybe -- just MAYBE -- people don't want their nations looking like this:
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Anti-free speech antifa attacked a peaceful NPI conference. Fortunately, police were on hand to nab the thugs:
The group was generally peaceful until a man and a woman from NPI approached the group with a video camera and microphone, prompting protesters to yell "Nazis go home." The woman, who wouldn't give CNN her name but wore a badge saying "Emily," appeared to interview a protester, asking him if he is a "self-hating white person." Another protester knocked the man's video camera, and a scuffle ensued between the two. A few other protesters entered the fray yelling "Die, Nazi, die," and the man from NPI reemerged with a bloody gash on his forehead. He declined to give his name. Two protesters were handcuffed by police. CNN videotaped the incident. Police later escorted the pair from NPI to a waiting ambulance while the rest of the protesters continued marching peacefully along Pennsylvania Avenue. ... "Emily," who referred to the protesters as communists. said she is concerned about the decreasing white population in the United States but less so "now that Donald Trump is president."So why did "Emily" refer to these cowardly thugs as "communists"? Let's ask one of the antifa, whose Twitter posting on the counter-demonstration has this headline: Communist author Mike Golash of the Progressive Labor Party speaks out at #StopNPI Sounds like "Emily" hit the nail on the head. If there's one thing totalitarian communists can't stand, it's dissent.
Posted by Old Rebel at Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
"We're gonna punish our enemies, and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us." Donald Trump's advice to Whites Barack Obama to Latinos. If Trump had said that, riots would've broken out all over the country.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Snicker. From the Daily Mail:
In the waning days of the presidential campaign, Bill and Hillary Clinton had a knock-down, drag-out fight about her effort to blame FBI Director James Comey for her slump in the polls and looming danger of defeat. 'I was with Bill in Little Rock when he had this shouting match with Hillary on the phone and she accused Comey for reviving the investigation into her use of a private email server and reversing her campaign's momentum,' said one of Bill Clinton's closest advisers. 'Bill didn't buy the excuse that Comey would cost Hillary the election,' said the source. 'As far as he was concerned, all the blame belonged to [campaign manager Robby] Mook, [campaign chairman John] Podesta and Hillary because they displayed a tone-deaf attitude about the feeble economy and its impact on millions and millions of working-class voters.But this video show how poor Bill has coped:
The enforcers of correct thinking at Twitter have spoken: No tweets for you!
In an interview with the Daily Caller News Foundation, Spencer — an outspoken supporter of Donald Trump — accused Twitter of censoring alt-right voices in the aftermath of Trump's election. “This is corporate Stalinism,” he told the Daily Caller. “Twitter is trying to airbrush the Alt Right out of existence.”Speaking of Stalinism, Twitter's action just tickled totalitarian hearts all over the Internet. Over at the far-left Little Green Footballs, Charles Johnson posted this headline: A Little Good News: Twitter Shuts Down Major White Supremacist Accounts To which he added, "Overdue." Take that, free speech!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Massachusetts is famous for its stand for liberty at Lexington. And Concord. And Bunker Hill. And now -- this:
Students at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst are staging a week-long “sh*t-in,” occupying restrooms in an administration building to demand more gender-neutral facilities. The “Sh*t-In at Whitmore” demonstration began Monday morning at the Whitmore Administration building (which the activists have nicknamed “Queermore”), and organizers intend to have students continue occupying stalls in the building’s male and female restrooms until their demands are met, though the Facebook event specifies a Friday afternoon ending.Among their demands, protesters want the university to hire a professor "who is an expert in the field of critical transmisogyny from an intersectional perspective.” Whatever that means. Unenlightened souls who don't understand why gender-neutral bathrooms are important must read this from the protesters' manifesto:
“There can be no climate justice without gender justice. There can no be gender justice without racial justice. There can no be racial justice without economic justice. There can be no economic justice without social justice.”Oh, yeah. If the university will only build more gender-neutral bathrooms, it'll rip a hole in the racism/heteronormative continuum, which will spontaneously birth all kinds of justice, especially climate justice. Whales and manatees will prosper and polar bears will no longer get the sads. Makes sense to me.
Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Monday, November 14, 2016
Oh, brother. This is exactly what I feared would happen in a Trump administration. Naturally, the ghouls at National Review are howling at the moon with joy at the prospect. Here's America's favorite hot head on his first day on the job:
Posted by Old Rebel at Monday, November 14, 2016