Kenn Gividen and I, together with David Gahary and Pastor Larry Beane REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY—it has been Fifty Years since the 6 Days War started with an attack (not on Egypt but… on the USA:
Kenn Gividen and I, together with David Gahary and Pastor Larry Beane REMEMBER THE USS LIBERTY—it has been Fifty Years since the 6 Days War started with an attack (not on Egypt but… on the USA:
Mitch Landrieu’s program of cultural genocide in New Orleans has led to an orgy of cannibalistic mayhem across the United States. The injuries inflicted against the Southern People in particular, all real Americans in general, and against the ideals of the Constitution of 1787 and the legitimate disputes, grievances, and political failures that led to the War Between the States in 1861-65 together amount to an intentionally malicious attack on the very foundations of Western Civilization itself. It is time we fight back and pin the blame for all the destructions nationwide on the Mayor of New Orleans and his unnamed sponsors.
The Charlottesville situation, and the concerted effort to disparage a great man of General Robert E. Lee’s character is upsetting. Something occurred to me recently, something that the antifa/BLM, scumbag Dems, and cowardly Repubs that are so set on disrespecting this great man, fail to understand.
At Appomattox when Gen. Lee’s army was finally cornered and defeated, he went to the house where they negotiated surrender and signed papers. After the surrender terms were finalized, Gen. Lee had his military aide fetch his horse, and after Gen. Lee had mounted and was about to leave, Grant’s entire present staff of his Union army, as well as Gen. Grant, came to attention and saluted Gen Lee, and held their salute until he had departed.
Later, Lee’s army marched to the surrender site in Appomattox, filed down the road and stacked their arms. As they were marching, the receiving Union regiment as well as the head of the regiment, Gen. Chamberlain, were called to attention and saluted the Confederate soldiers as they marched past. This is a singular occurrence in the history of US warfare, a mark of unprecedented respect to an opponent.
These Union soldiers, who had bitterly fought to the point of death, for four long years had the class to treat these Confederates, including Gen. Lee, with the respect they deserved.
Here we are, many years later, and a class of scumbags, who aren’t fit to even wipe the ass of the lowest Confederate private, and will never succeed in developing the character of a man like General Robert E. Lee, have the temerity to claim he deserves scorn, as well as the soldiers he led. The opposite is true.
Gen. Lee’s contemporaries considered him of such high character that, when it was proposed by Repub war criminals in Congress that Lee be prosecuted for treason, were informed by Gen. Grant that he would resign from the Union Army and expose them for the corrupt bastards they were if they did not immediately desist in their efforts. They, of course, immediately desisted.
Never has a person deserved to be honored more than General Robert E. Lee, nor will any person ever deserve more honor. Though Lee had been offered command of the Union army at the outset of the Union invasion of the South, he declined, in order to follow the dictates of his conscience and his duty to serve God as he understood that duty, and took on the far more difficult task of defending the South and Virginia, in a conflict he knew would be very difficult to win, especially given the North’s virtually unlimited resources.
The only question remaining, for we who will not re-write history to serve the peculiar, perverted ends of our scumbag foes, is to determine what will be necessary to stop this determined destruction of our country, its institutions, and all that makes America great.
Charles Edward Lincoln III 1215 Prytania Street, #333 New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
June 22, 2017
Re: Calendar Number 31,899
Proposed Ordinance to amend City Code
“to clarify that certain records of the New Orleans Police Department are exempt from disclosure to the public if being utilized in an ongoing criminal investigation or prosecution”
To the Honorable Members of the New Orleans City Council:
I strenuously object to the proposed ordinance on the grounds both that it appears to allow a discretionary exemption from the requirements of Article 12, Section 3, of the Louisiana Constitution far broader than currently allowed under La. R.S. 44:1 et seq..
I submit that even the exemption allowed under current Louisiana Law is too broad, and note that it exceeds the breadth of the Federal Exemption to Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act, Title 5 U.S.C. §552(b)(7), a copy of which I am attaching for the Council’s convenience.
At best, the proposed ordinance is vague and imprecise and allows malicious and improper investigations to be hidden forever. At worst, we are creating an atmosphere favorable to secret prosecutions and secret systems of injustice for political gain and private aggression.
It is a sham to say that secret investigations protect the innocent. Secret investigations only permit the Police to maximize their power to engage in improper surveillance and illegally terrorize the people who can never know where they stand. In America, people SHOULD have a right to know immediately when they are suspected or accused of any crime. We don’t need to perpetuate the heritage of “secret dossiers” inherited from J. Edgar Hoover or the KGB/NKVD.
The United States of America suffers today from too much governmental secrecy, too many privileges and too much immunity for government officials. I was a teenager during the Watergate Era and its aftermath, and I learned to abhor all aspects of government secrecy, at home and abroad. When I was turning thirty, I spent the year of 1989-1990 in the Federal Republic of Germany and not only watched the Berlin wall come down but helped tear it down with my own hands. I ask the members of this City Council to remember the secret investigations of the East German STASI and whether we really need secret police investigations in the United States at all.
If criminal conduct is suspected, both the public and the people who might be accused have a right to know. Maybe the best way to prevent crime is to expose it during the planning stage, did you ever think of that? Don’t let the prosecutor who knows of a possible murder for hire allow the crime to get organized and take place before he makes it public and makes headlines with a big arrest.
Either scare or shame potential defendants who’re out “casing joints” for potential burglaries by letting them know they’re being watched or maybe LET THEM EXPLAIN that they had some innocent purpose in mind. Why should we ever have to wait until crimes are complete to expose the possibility that crimes will be committed to the public?
I submit that secret investigations are anathema to the genuine pursuit of truth, justice and the American Way of Life. Public investigations offer the potential to stop inchoate crimes from being completed, for potential “criminals” to mend their ways and walk the straight-and-narrow. Or again, if people are wrongfully accused or suspected of an inchoate or incomplete crime, the cost of correcting an inaccurate suspicion is much less devastating to the individual than trying to defend against a false and malicious prosecution. And don’t tell me we don’t have any of those in our system, because we do.
Furthermore, the proposed Ordinance is too broad and too easily misapplied to protect the guilty INSIDE the system who use surveillance for completely illegal and illegitimate purposes. I submit that the proposed ordinance is illegal, unconstitutional, and I for one plan on filing a complaint for declaratory judgment against it if it is enacted. New Orleans deserves better than this. The visitors whose tourism dollars are this cities’ lifeblood do not need to feel like they’re entering a police state where they are constantly under secret police surveillance. The residents of this city need to know exactly where they stand with their government, and if the Police legitimately think something is wrong, the potential suspects have a right to know.
It is simply reprehensible that this City Council would even consider an ordinance that would allow records to remain sealed, effectively, FOREVER, on thze grounds that a completely groundless and frivolous murder investigation was opened…. And never brought to trial…. But it might be since there’s no statute of limitations on murder… when the REAL purpose of such an investigation was to compile politically useful blackmail material on one or more targets.
Are we so naïve to think that such abuses do not happen? I certainly hope not…
The proposed ordinance’s phrase “until after such original records have been used in open court or the criminal charge or investigation has been finally disposed of” is simply TOO vague and indefinite and clearly invites abuse.
I propose and submit that there should be NO special New Orleans Ordinance for secrecy from public information disclosure requests in any police work—NONE WHATSOEVER, but if there must be secrecy, it should be no broader than that authorized by Federal FOIA, Title 5 U.S.C. §552(b)(7).
A specific example of propaganda with genocidal and repressive intent:
this utterly despicable May 22 New York Times article, which Brother Nathanael mentions, exemplifies the conspiracy to falsify both the past and the present history of the United States of America and the South:
I say we have to fight back— Kirk David Lyons has established the Southern Legal Resource Center an “Antithesis” to the SPLC, which I completely endorse:
Source: Although a fight currently waged against metal and mortar, the glee attending the left’s dismantling of New Orleans’s Confederate statuary has taken on the stink of bloodlust. Down go the statues of Beauregard, Davis, and Lee; up come&n…
Sundown We Remember
The nation and your state might have forgotten
Their favorite Son of New Orleans
As True Southerners, we will
Never teach our children to admit that their fathers’ were wrong in their efforts to maintain the sovereignty, freedom, and independence which was their birthright
As True Southerners, we will not forget the honorable American Veteran standing here
Not only a Soldier and Son but
A bridge maker of diversity
“Oh! Of him, we can say with all frankness,
At all time we found a truly beautiful judgment
For the humble veteran, for the widow subjected
To the blows of hard destiny, striking without regard!
Noble, great, generous: during his long life
Never the fatal venom of any dark suspicion
Could even caress his glory, his genius,
That gave him a divine prestige.
Tender husband, good soldier, and Creole knight,
His name, saintly balm to the hearts of Louisianans,
Will always shine, as the sun’s halo
That left a pure sky shine and never die
In the grave where rests a magnanimous warrior,
Near his dead companions the brave soldiers,
I come her to deposit for all a pledge of esteem
A modest laurel to your noble passing
Rest easy Nobel Son we will carry on
The Fight must go on to save our Southern and Confederate heritage in this beautiful city:
Last week, on March 6, 2017, Judges Higginbothom, Elrod, and Higginson of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit summarily upheld Judge Barbier’s ruling Monumental Task Committee v Foxx et al, (Confederate Era Monuments) 157 F.Supp.3d 573 (USDC EDLa, 26 January 2016) without further comment or opinion.
Back in the Fall of 2015, I suggested at one or more of the New Orleans City Council “Hearings” prior to the removal ordinance that the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) provided an alternative litigation strategy. Now that the first round attempts have failed, I wonder whether any of you would be willing to join with me, as pro-se plaintiffs if necessary, asserting that the monuments should not be taken down without an Environmental Impact Statement under NEPA. I know one lawyer who might take this case, but we would have to pay him. I could draft and prepare research (using the Westlaw access at Tulane Law Library if necessary).
If any of you would be willing to contribute your names, time, or money to this cause… or have a group, please write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will write back or call anyone who would be seriously interested in talking about this. Even the Monumental Task Committee itself could amend its complaint to include NEPA and abandon some of its counts which didn’t work. I looked at Judge Barbier’s opinion from last January again and it’s just a denial of a Preliminary Injunction, not a final judgment, so there won’t be any problem with res judicata…even though they lost the first round, they could apply again for a new injunction. In short, NOTHING IS OVER AND DONE WITH YET. THIS STORY COULD JUST BE BEGINNING if we have the will to fight…
We could certainly discuss this proposal here on Facebook, also. I know that the preservation of the monuments is at least in part a political question, but so is the preservation of the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and Yosemite. NEPA permits us to argue that these monuments are part of the social and cultural fabric of the city, that New Orleans is heavily subsidized by the Federal Government, and that no Federal Funds, or subsidized city funds, should be spent on this project without a full Environmental Impact Statement.
I would suggest that we could lend more weight to this argument if we were to propose that the monuments are embedded in the Victorian Matrix of the City, and that, in fact, New Orleans’ Victorian Architecture and Heritage, including these monuments, should be preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site…. Again, I made this proposal on the floor of the City Council meetings about 18-15 months ago. Some of you may have heard me, but nobody was willing to join me at that point.
The Monumental Task Committee did a heroic job, but it was not legally imaginative or creative. 17 December 2015 Monumental Task Force Verified Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief, USDC EDLA, 2015_WL_9302986 17 December 2015 Monumental Task Force Verified Complaint for Declaratory & Injunctive Relief, USDC EDLA, 2015_WL_9302986.
I suggest that there are other avenues we could explore, but I sure don’t want to try it alone…
Asmodeous Rex • an hour ago
Donald J. Trump intention to build a wall at the southern border is an insult to all of Latin America.
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Tim in NY to Asmodeous Rex • 13 minutes ago
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Charles Edward Lincoln, III to Asmodeous Rex • 43 minutes ago
I don’t see that the WALL is anything more than a re-inforced border. By your standard, Mr. Asmodeous, isn’t every border an equal insult?
Does your house have walls? is that not an insult to nature, or at least to your local weather and all your neighbors?
Walls don’t work against every kind of invasion or catastrophe (modern bombs and the IRS can penetrate almost everyone’s walls) but walls do serve to establish and declare one’s claim to private space, of reasonable expectation of peace and tranquility within a space that we can call “home”.
I don’t think Trump’s wall is going to change America—but it MIGHT help prevent MORE change than has already happened, and perhaps we can start deporting millions of people BACK on the other side of the wall who should never have crossed the border.
As a Symbol of National Sovereignty and Identity, I accept the need for a wall, although we will need to back up that SYMBOL with substantial action—I’d like to see every Latin American, African, and Asian Naturalized in 1986 by “Amnesty” to illegal alines or who immigrated after that date, lose his or her citizenship….
America is the New Jerusalem of the Europeans, by the Europeans, and for the Europeans….
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Asmodeous Rex to Charles Edward Lincoln, III • 36 minutes ago
O.K. Your reply is sensible and polite enough but the USA should be building bridges to Latin America; not promoting distrust and hostility. Are you aware that the USA has spent a lot of money and energy and lives trying to prevent that region from turning to communism?
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Charles Edward Lincoln, III to Asmodeous Rex • 26 minutes ago
That’s kind of preposterous: we have thousands of bridges of every type (air, land, and sea) to and from everywhere in Latin America. It’s easier and quicker to reach Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan, Cancun or Acapulco from any major airline “hub” in the USA than it is to reach Alaska, which is one of our own states. It also easier and cheaper to take a cruise in the Caribbean than to Hawaii or American Samoa…or again, along the “inland passage” to Alaska… just compare the effort it will take you to get to Curacao compared to the Aleutian Islands…. I’ve done both trips….
As it happens, I turned 18 as a legal resident of Honduras while working on an archaeological research project at Copan sponsored by Harvard and the World Bank. And since then I have lived about a quarter of my life in Latin America since then, in Belize, Guatemala, and Mexico, Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, and Venezuela….
And I have been living and or visiting in several Latin American countries during Coups…. or kidnappings (I once watched the helplessly as the German Consul in Guatemala was kidnapped)…. And on top of it all, my grandfather did major business with the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air Force, so yes, I’m quite aware of the U.S. attempts to fight communism all over Latin America….
So what exactly is your point? That because we have more-or-less succeeded in keeping communism from taking root anywhere except for Bolivia and Venezuela, and for a time in Chile—we should let all the rest of them in?
Chileans and Argentinians are pretty much “white people”…. as are MOST Colombians and many upper class Mexicans and Brazilians, for that matter, but other areas are much more racially mixed, and “upper class” immigration into the USA is NOT the source of any problems I’m aware of….
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Asmodeous Rex to Charles Edward Lincoln, III • 17 minutes ago
So then what is your point? What you’re saying is that there is already a lot of trade and commerce with that region. Shouldn’t that continue? Why create new hostilities in a region that wants to further integrate. I do hope sane people will stop all this recent madness.
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Charles Edward Lincoln, III to Asmodeous Rex • a minute ago
I guess we’re basically talking past each other about totally different things. You’re talking about Trade I guess, mostly, but I’m talking about the need to preserve America’s cultural and racial integrity by stopping the flood of immigrants. I don’t despise Latin American elites or peasantry IN THEIR CULTURAL CONTEXT. I think a lot of valuable lessons can be learned from the study of the Ancient AND Modern Maya—among other things, the value they have placed since the Spanish Conquest on resistance to cultural and racial assimilation.
The Maya of Yucatan and Guatemala are a great noble people. But that doesn’t mean they need to all move to Los Angeles. Out of heir historical physical environment and cultural historical context, I don’t think their nobility will survive any more than their culture. Los Angeles and Phoenix do not need to become Maya Cities—or Quechua cities or Nahuatl Cities for that matter.
Los Angeles has now the largest ZAPOTEC SPEAKING population IN THE WORLD…. larger than any city in the Zapotec Native (Mexican) State of Oaxaca. This is bizarre and perverse. The Zapotec will NEVER become real Americans but they won’t be real Zapotec anymore either. The Nahuatl (Aztec) speaking population of Los Angeles is not far behind. This is insanity. This is a perversion of nature.
And as for Trade, which seems to be your focus, I DO disagree with you if you think that NAFTA has been good for Mexico or that CAFTA is good for Central America.
Many if not MOST of our real racial problems, and especially those of Europe, come from the heritage of a Colonialism which was abandoned, not because the British and French and Dutch (or the Belgians or Germans, for that matter) FAILED at their enterprises of Colonialism, but because of the post-World-War II ideological shift….. towards communistic insanity and the demented doctrine of unearned freedom and meritless equality….
But NAFTA and CAFTA are essentially new Colonialist programs WITHOUT the benefits of Colonial Administration and Education. NAFTA and CAFTA have led to the mutual cultural degradation of North America AND Mexico and Central America…. and I applaud President Trump for his willingness to back away from these catastrophic enterprises (and to avoid new ones like the Trans-Pacific, which would have been the same only MUCH BIGGER and hence much worse).
Isolation leads to diversity…. and diversity leads to greater value in exchange…. So I think that we need to return to a world model where each region develops itself according to local traditions and environmental circumstances, and trade is an exchange of positive values developed in different regions, not moving plastics and electronics from cheap labor areas to expensive consumption areas.
So no, I think that fewer bridges and more barriers will benefit EVERYONE.
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Funruffian • 20 hours ago
“To the tens of millions for whom Trump appeals, what the wall represents is our last chance to preserve that nation and people.’
This wall is more than just Political theater and a way to stymie the bureaucratic onslaught of the Multicultural monster. This is a bold statement White America is making against the world who has intentions of undermining and destroying us. Many other nations have criticized America for years, but at the same token they want to reap the rewards and benefits America has to offer. I know that President Trump finds this attitude obscene.
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Memories of Memorization, Traditional Education, and the Old Archaeology that came from WASPY Old “Traditional” Harvard. Education of a kind that almost no one has anymore, from an Educator without fair modern parallels, because of my Memories of a serious man with a wry and dry sense of humor who wore bow-ties and proudly (if somewhat ironically and daringly) sported a Hitler-style “toothbrush” mustache….
Word has come to me second-hand via HSC from the desk of my old honors’ thesis advisor E. Wyllys Andrews V that Professor Harvey M. Bricker of Tulane University passed on, joining his professors and other “Dead White Men” of Academic History in the the Great Symposium in the Sky last Sunday January 15, 2017. I rarely have occasion to write or even think about my undergraduate college professors in the 1970s, but Harvey without any doubt was one of my two top favorites out of a faculty of Archaeology and Historical Anthropology that I simply loved, really idolized, and almost worshipped as a younger than average teenager in New Orleans.
It is hard to believe that he must have been 76 or 77 when he died. Harvey and his wife Victoria R. were among the young generation of professors who totally remade Tulane as a modern university in the 1970s. (Vicky Bricker was, in fact, my very first professor of Anthropology, and the reason I switched from Political Science to Anthropology as my freshman declaration of major).
Harvey was an uncompromising traditionalist, an “Old Archaeologist” of the Hallam L. Movius (Harvard) and Francois Bordes/Bordeaux French Palaeoloithic School of careful excavation and stone tool typologies. Harvey made no attempt to conceal his contempt for the “New Archaeology” of the “Processualists” and for that I absolutely loved him.
He was a great classroom professor, although I’m sad to say I apparently only managed to take two classes from him, namely “Man in the Pleistocene” and “Rise of Civilization”, then catalog numbered Anthropology 625-626.
Today, I am most grateful to him for emphasizing a much maligned feature of learning: memorization. “Memorization of Facts” is denigrated in the modern world as almost beneath contempt. “Give me Big Problems; Teach me how to think outside the box; don’t try to lock me in” whine the modern millennial students.
I have always wondered how you ever think outside of the box if you don’t know what’s IN the box. It’s a serious question. I firmly believe that thought unanchored in knowledge of all that came before is pretty much worthless. But that is the way and the story of the modern world: “let’s forget everything that the Dead White Men thought day before yesterday” and “let’s just think whatever we want to think and do whatever we want to do”—that’s a surefire strategy for disaster, and it’s what the cultural marxists are doing with modern education at all levels.
Harvey Bricker awarded high grades ONLY for recitation of facts. “Facts are low level observations” which do not require much in the way of comparative thought, while “Theories are Higher Level, synthetic observations.” Or so I learned another (much more “Processual”, “New”) Archaeologist, Columbia’s Barbara J. Price, who herself died in New York City, February 18, 2016, at the age of 75.
To look at the forest or the trees, that is the question. Except it is really no kind of question: if you don’t look up very close, you won’t, you can’t possibly, know what kind of trees are in the forest, what is the mix of species. And to really study forest ecology you need a pretty exact census of each tree, vine, and bush in your study area, together with the contents and depths of the soil, the worm and insect population, not to mention the birds and mammals.
So Harvey M. Bricker taught like they did back in my grandparents’ days, back in the time of Madison Grant (the one who wrote of “The Passing of the Great Race”), and Harvey expected students to learn the names of local site phases and radio-carbon dates and the typological contents of tool assemblages.
I was fortunate because my grandparents had required me to memorize lists since I was a kid, and to recite them and test my memory was our family’s version of fun and game time. My grandfather’s practical point was simple: “Memorization is the key to any kind of business success. I have companies (H.B. Meyer & Son’s, Al Meyer Company, Bell Chemical Company) that depend on sales to very sophisticated corporate and government customers who have “procurement departments” whose employees do nothing but look at the available products’ cost benefits all day long. If my salesmen can’t remember every single product we have without consulting a catalog, they won’t be able to push the right product to the right customer. If they can’t remember every chemical component of every product, when it was patented, by us or someone else, and how it was used, they won’t be effective in presenting the substance of what we offer. So these are the same games we play at the office: who can remember the most detail. You’ll never regret learning how to memorize.”
So the attack on memorization of facts is part of the modern “dumbing down” of people to serve computers. Computers are based on memory, but can a computer really sell a product, or an idea, as effectively, or with as much flare and enthusiasm, as a personal conversation can do?
Academics, of course, both creates and consists of (at least theoretically, ideally) the great marketplace of ideas. Harvey Miller Bricker belonged to this old school that an archaeologist needed to be (in essence) as good a salesman for his ideas as anyone on my grandfather’s well-disciplined sales team. In the modern world of “safe spaces” and “trigger words” and political correctness gone mad, well, forcing people to memorize facts is tantamount to forcing them to work, and to accept the world as it is.
But if we haven’t studied the world as it REALLY is, how can we even know for sure that we don’t like it?
I remember my big bulging blue spiral ring notebooks with gold embossed “Tulane University” on the covers, chocked with page after page of notes in my fair-to-awful handwriting and internal manila “pocket” containers stuffed with class handouts, quizzes, and graded tests and papers.
For Anthro 625, “Man in the Pleistocene” (a survey of Old Stone Age/Palaeolithic Archaeology) from the first choppers below the bottom of the earliest floors at Olduvai Gorge to the final end of the ice age and dawn of the Mesolithic, Harvey’s lectures were filled with facts, and I basically couldn’t write down the facts he gave in those speeches fast enough. I wrote my paper for that course, “Comment Vivaient les Rennes a l’Age de l’homme Préhistorique” hypothesizing that the Later Magdalenian people of Upper Palaeolithic France had domesticated the reindeer, at least to the same degree that the Lapp of Finland have done so in modern times. (It was at least two years before the release of the Christmas kids’ song, “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer”… but “L’Age du Rennes” or “the Reindeer Age” is an old-fashioned French expression naming the Upper Palaeolithic. Harvey made me rewrite it about four times. It was a great experience. I remember reading and criticizing the work of an English archaeologist named D.A. Sturdy, and Harvey told me (wrote on one version of my paper) I shouldn’t be so hard on him, that Sturdy wasn’t necessarily “that stupid.” I was only 17 but Harvey spent a great deal of time with me.
For “Rise of Civilization”, Harvey required us to memorize the local sequence of Mesolithic, Neolithic, and Bronze Age in each sector of Europe, including the infamous “Reinecke” series. Thanks to Harvey, names like “Starčevo-Körös-Cris”, Vinča, Vinitsa, Lepenski-Vir, Dolni Vestonice, Dunaújváros, were fixed in my mind and remained ready to resuscitate talking to archaeologists in 1989-90 when my former Greek wife and I toured Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe during and after the fall of the Iron Curtain while I had a Volkswagenwerk Fellowship at the University of Bonn…. In essence, Harvey in New Orleans had taught us about local sequences as well as and as thoroughly as locally specialized archaeologists learn about their own backyards in (the former) Czechoslovakia, Hungary, (the former) Yugoslavia, Romania and Bulgaria.
I never got to go on a dig with Harvey at the Châtelperronian site of Les Tambourets in the Pyrenees in southern France or ever even to see him in action, except in the classroom, but I heard so much from him, and found him so inspiring, that I feel like I did.
I don’t know how it is now, but in those days the Anthropology Professors at Tulane all ate at the University Cafeteria with the students, and so we got to spend lots of time with them out of class. Harvey at a table with students was always funny in his stern dry way, twitching his mustache meaningfully in ways that the Führer himself could never have matched. He and Vicky had their share of the Anthro Department parties, including the annual Ritual of the Passing of the Golden Bough, at their home on Cherokee Street. I miss those days…. they were so carefree and fine and fun…. and so very interesting.
The passing of a great old fashioned professor like Harvey is a very sad moment. He and Vicky, starting 42-40 years in the past, so long ago, played a major role in shaping my life, my mind and intellect, such as it is….and they definitely formed a large part of how I look at the world…. through their very conservative lenses of cultural evolution and archaeological prehistory, the evolution of civilization and the development of cultures. I did not know them when they were focused on Maya astronomy and all that has remained pretty much beyond my grasp until the present day anyhow…. I am ashamed that I do not even own their magnum opus as of today, although I plan on buying it immediately:
But above all I remember them walking across the Tulane campus together looking so dedicated, so serious, and determined.
America in general, Tulane in particular, was different back then. But if we remember and rebuild, mixing memory and desire, as T.S. Eliot wrote in the Wasteland, perhaps it could be that way again. Perhaps students will rediscover the joys of memorization and building knowledge carefully and slowly, one brick, one stone tool, one Palaeolithic burin or type of clay at a time…. and both our theories and the world may be better for this.
One widening fear is that Trump simply won’t accept defeat, instead doubling down on his talk of a “rigged election,” leading to an uprising against the established political order. But there’s an obvious problem with this approach: It doesn’t lead to victory. What chance would his outsider movement really have against the full resources of the US government? And where’s the money in it?
WHAT CHANCE WOULD HIS OUTSIDER MOVEMENT REALLY HAVE AGAINST THE FULL RESOURCES OF THE US GOVERNMENT? This sounds like a threat against the people of the United States, to me: QUESTION OUR AUTHORITY, CHALLENGE THE LEGITIMACY OF OUR ELECTIONS, AND YOU WILL DIE…. am I right? Ever so quietly, Mr. Horowitz is telling the American people: if you dare to question HILLARY’S authority, or the legitimacy of HILLARY’S election—then the government of the United States will bring out its tanks and run over you in the streets, right? Just like Tienamen Square…. NOT so very long ago….like 27 years?
This was a followup to Horowitz’ curiously dated “October 17, 2016” article entitled:
discussing Donald Trump’s comments during the Third Debate, which took place on “October 19, 2016” in which Trump refused to accept, in advance, the results of an election that hadn’t happened yet:
I have to say, I just couldn’t disagree more! When a major political candidate finally acknowledges, in 2016, that there is a possibility that the elections have been “rigged” or at the very least DRAMATICALLY manipulated, he is simply stating a completely obvious and widely known fact.
We need to eschew all convenient lies and accept what Al Gore might call certain “Inconvenient Truths”—elections in America since 2000 have been questionable when seen in the best possible light, but more likely constitute outrageous “continental and oceanic” frauds against the people from coast to coast.
The Boston Globe never (in recent memory) met a Socialist it didn’t like… but it is still disheartening to think that the City of the Sons of Liberty has sunk this low. This is, quite simply, the diametric opposite of the Spirit of ’76 in Eighteenth Century Boston (and Virginia) which led to the American Revolution, when Patrick Henry famously intoned from the pulpit of St. John’s Church in Richmond:
Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
A very dear old friend wrote back to me, after I announced that Trump’s position against acceptance had finally convinced me to vote for him, after many months of vacillation and hesitation:
OMG! Maybe that should be WTF. This is what you got from the last debate?! How utterly depressing. . . . . . If you honestly think this clown would be safe in world politics, I fear for your sanity. I can’t begin to express what a disaster I think he would be as President, except to say that in a million years, I would never have believed I would find myself voting for Hillary, but he made it a necessity. Just one more thing to despise this bloviated windbag and egomaniacal twit!
I don’t necessarily deny that there are clownish and twitty things about Trump, but if he truly stands outside the current governmental-elite system, then he is worth his weight in god: I just couldn’t believe that he really was until October 19, 2016.
And, does being a Clown or a Twit really disqualify anyone from office? I rather think history is against that.
Trump is often compared to Hitler in exactly this way, and the notion of Hitler as a clown is as old as the Three Stooges’ early production called “Nasty Spy” and Charlie Chaplin’s brilliant “The Great Dictator”—-not to mention later “Springtime for Hitler” and “The Producers”….or a thousand shorter skits involving Monty Python or other British Comedians.
Caricature and ridicule are very socially interesting and ritually powerful, as our dear old professor Dr. Victoria Reifler Bricker hath taught us to say, and understand.
The role of Royal Court Jesters in Royal Courts and the interplay between Kings and Court Jesters is likewise well-known and documented anthropologically and historically everywhere. The Maya God K— whether called Tezcatlipoca or Kakupacal, is iconographically represented as “The Jester God” and he is in fact the chief Deity of Mesoamerican Kings and Rulers, from the ancient Ahauwob of the Peten to the Huey Tlatoani of Tenochtitlan. Does that make them undignified or less royal, or does it inform us of the nature of nobility and royalty? What does it tell us that the words “Sac” or “Iztac” refer to things mythical and imaginary, and otherworldly and royal?
Hitler was obviously an actor who rehearsed a role. So was Ronald Reagan. Recently republished photographs from he 1920s show that Hitler learned his oratorical style and practiced it privately in front of the Camera. Well??? Some of his poses, while learning, were definitely funny. Most actors have to practice before becoming capable of world class, memorable presentations… Many people criticize Trump because he is not an actor—the express and explicit criticism is “he does not know how to act in public” or “he does not know how to act like a President.”
Adolph Hitler did not know how to “Act like a Fuhrer” when he was a painter or a corporal in Kaiser Wilhelm’s Army. Who disputes that?
Every lawyer who appears in Court either “represents” or “acts on behalf of” another—and a lawyer’s acting is not metaphoric, but in fact had better be Oscar winning or else the lawyer loses…. Hillary is a lawyer and she knows how to “act” her role much better than Trump. We expect our rulers to be excellent actors. We accept that they should wear costumes and take positions (i.e. pose artificially) and effectively dance around their enemies.
Congress Assembled “Acts”, as do Courts of Law, and “Leaders” in Parliamentary Politics, so what is surprising that Ritual and Theatre are so intimately linked. “Tragedy” was originally the name for the rituals of Dionysus…. So was Hitler a Tragic Figure or a Comedian? He may have been some of both. Hitler, like Benito Mussolini, was born a common man, not an aristocrat like Franklin Delano Roosevelt or Winston Spencer Churchill, who was born at Blenheim Palace, home of the Dukes of Marlborough for three hundred years now.
What seems certain is that, whether you regard him as a clown or a tragedian, Hitler’s “acting” is so memorable that it made an indelible mark on the world, and that, out of the 20th Century, even if Stalin, Churchill, and Roosevelt are memories consigned to Marx’s old Midden Heap or Dustbin of History…. the name and role of Adolph Hitler may well be remembered with mystery, awe, and fear…. and that is what my old Harvard Linguistics Professor, the late Calvert Watkins, would call “imperishable fame”, or “the immortality of the Gods”….
I think what I really took away from the Third Debate on 19 October 2016 (which Evan Horowitz apparently knew all about on 17 October 2016? to write about it in the Boston Globe?) is that Trump may be enough of a clown to really ACT FOR or REPRESENT me (and 150,000,000-200,000,000 or so) other “traditional Americans” against the current global elite.
For those of us in that category (150,000,000 or so “Traditional Americans”), the past eight years have truly been an abomination marking the final crystallization of life into the future predicted by Huxley’s Brave New World and Orwell’s 1984.
Clowns stand, throughout the symbolism and iconography of the world, for established orders TURNED UPSIDE DOWN—and THAT is exactly what we need in America today—the Bush-Clinton-Obama Oligarchy MUST be stood on its head and shaken, the course of history must be reversed, and maybe this possibly over-sexed Orange-haired clown is just the man to do what needs to be done….
Question on Facebook from the Distinguished Doctor William Todd Overcash, M.D., in Ocala and Oklawaha, Florida:
I have a question. Who would feel safe and believe they would get a fair treatment when the Chief Judge of the Florida 5th Circuit removes members of the courts ethics committee and then assigns non qualified members and incites referral of your attorney for disbarment/sanctions 3 days after your legal team files a federal lawsuit against 7 Judges and 20 State Agencies. Be the way, the previous committee 5 months earlier had cleared your attorney.
Answer from a Madman who has been studying this question for 30 years:
Who would feel safe and belief he would get fair treatment when he enters a Dragon’s Cave for the purpose of reclaiming some or all of the gold the Dragon has accumulated by killing people over the years? Whenever you invade a Monster’s lair, you pretty much have to accept that you’ll only be leaving there one of two ways:
One way is carrying the Dragon’s head after decapitating him. The other way is when the Dragon throws out whatever’s left after he’s eaten. Fairness and safety are not rights afforded to Rebels who rise up in insurrections against Monsters or against Monstrous Tyranny.
The Federal Civil Rights laws are written so that you can only invoke Federal supervision over State Courts when individual rights are systematically deprived according to a system of racial discrimination. That MAY or may NOT have been Congress’ “original intent” in enacting 28 USC 1443 and 42 USC 1981 and 1985-1986, but it is how the Supreme Court of the United States and all inferior Federal (and most state) Courts have interpreted these otherwise majestic statutes: they are basically race-based “affirmative action” programs.
So, unless you are willing to take on the question of whether you are the victim of reverse racial discrimination, you cannot enter the Dragon’s lair and expect to come out in very good shape. It may as well be said publicly: RACE defines the struggle for American (and world) CIVIL RIGHTS.
That’s why “Black Lives Matter” is the pre-eminent radical movement of 2016. That’s why non-white immigration is the biggest issue in Europe and one of the biggest issues in the USA. That’s why Donald Trump has such a strong (even if possibly misguided) support among the Far Right/Alt Right “14/88” crowd.
If you think it is a monstrous thing to allocate fundamental rights according to race and only adjudicate claims based on race, then you think that U.S. Civil Rights is Monstrous, and when you attack these questions, you are entering the Monster’s Home…..
If you disagree with the current structure and allocation of Civil Rights and the powers to enforce them under U.S. and International Law, then you need to enter the Political Fray and try to change the law by engaging in and exercising whatever political processes may be available under the First, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments. Or indeed, as Donald Trump made waives for saying earlier this week, however indirectly and obliquely, by engaging in and exercising whatever rights and political processes may be available to you under the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, or, perhaps Article I, Section 2 of the Texas Bill of Rights:
Sec. 2. INHERENT POLITICAL POWER; REPUBLICAN FORM OF GOVERNMENT. All political power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority, and instituted for their benefit. The faith of the people of Texas stands pledged to the preservation of a republican form of government, and, subject to this limitation only, they have at all times the inalienable right to alter, reform or abolish their government in such manner as they may think expedient.
Article 2, Section 1 of the California Constitution is similar but in no way as absolutely or powerfully phrased:
SECTION 1. All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.
It is significant and worth noting that “protection and security” are among the purposes of government included in the California constitution but omitted from the Texas Constitution. Providing “protection and security” has always been one of the mottos and gangster watchwords of oppressive government….
But also note that, apart from whatever may be inferred from the language of the First, Second, Ninth, and Tenth Amendments, no such express and explicit “right to alter, reform, or abolish…government” is clearly articulated within the United States Constitution, or the Constitution of the State of Florida.
Posted: Sunday, August 7, 2016 9:00 am
By JERRY O’NEIL | 0 comments
Do you want a one-world government? Would it lead to world peace if the United States surrendered our sovereignty to a global government? Or does an all-powerful government always lead to genocide as happened in China under Mao, Russia under Stalin, Germany under Hitler, and Cambodia under Pol Pot?
While I understand the longing for peace in our time, I am against a tyrannous global government. Let us at least keep the freedoms we have protected under the First and Second Amendments of the United States Constitution. George Soros, Gov. Bullock, Sen. Tester, Common Cause and the Montana Public Interest Research Group are associated with Stand with Montanans, A Project of Common Cause Montana, and they are taking actions to repeal the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Their proposed repeal is at: https://movetoamend.org/wethepeopleamendment.
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If this group is successful in their attempt to amend the Constitution, I believe our freedoms of speech, press and association will become:
“Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech of the individual, or of the government approved press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble as long as they do not use their collective resources for political purposes, and to individually petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
They would also include in their amendment a provision to prohibit or limit candidates spending their own money on their campaigns, thus making it so the town drunk would receive as much campaign funding as the resourceful and sober candidate.
On June 23, I attended a meeting of over 200 people at the University of Montana Law School meeting room in Missoula. Jeff Clements, President of American Promise and co-founder of Free Speech for People chaired the presentation.
I asked Mr. Clements if the We The People Amendment would reinstate the McCain-Feingold Campaign Reform Law that limited broadcast ads mentioning an opposing candidate within 30 days of a primary or 60 days of a general election? I also asked if it would bar the NRA from sending out their postcards endorsing pro-gun candidates?
Some other questions I was prepared to ask him regarding the effects of their proposed amendment to the Constitution included:
— Will churches have to register with the government if they organize their congregation to lobby against abortions?
— Will the We The People Amendment make it illegal for corporations to own newspapers with which they can publish political editorials and endorsements prior to elections like the Copper Kings’ newspapers did before the advent of TV?
His answer to these questions was, “We will have to pass the amendment to the Constitution before we can find out the answers to these types of questions.”
One desire for many of the 200 people in the conference room is to overturn the decision in Citizens United v. FEC. That decision overturned the McCain-Feingold Act and permitted Citizens United, a non-profit group, to assemble together and publish a video expose of Hillary Clinton that would air within 30 days of an election.
Maybe that is why Hillary Clinton has publicly stated that if she is president, whether through Supreme Court appointments or constitutional amendments, she will overturn Citizens United.
I used to wonder how in so many countries around the world the people were persuaded to give up their freedoms without a fight. I now see how it is done. In 2012 the citizens of Montana agreed to remove the constitutional protections protecting our freedoms of speech, press, association and petition when they passed I-166 with a 75 percent majority.
I-166 was sold to the public on the catch phrase, “Corporations are not people,” but its ultimate effect will be to destroy the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution if the “moderate Republicans” and Democrats who met at the law school get their way.
Are we willing to limit the people’s rights and help the globalists institute a one-world government?
O’Neil is a resident of Columbia Falls and former Republican legislator.
On July 24, 1929, the Kellogg-Briand Pact, renouncing or “outlawing” war as an instrument of foreign policy, allegedly “went into effect”, having been signed in Paris on August 27 of the previous year. Traditional International Law, including the first three “Geneva Conventions” of 1864, 1906, and 1929, had all recognized the legitimacy of warfare. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland signed all of these treaties.
But by some odd or incredible irony:
ON July 24, 1943, the British and the Royal Air Force, supported by their American allies, quite unilaterally turned off the lights of justice, cancelled and nullified the historic laws of war among civilized nations, and started the firebombing of German Cities, which would ultimately culminate (at least conceptually) in the incineration of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by the newly invented atom bombs of the Americans. It simply cannot be said that these were anything other than heinous war crimes.
OPERATION GOMORRAH: The nightmare of the first firebombing at Hamburg is little known to the American people. The culmination of this program in the firebombing of Dresden was only that—two months and two weeks before the end of the War, on Valentine’s Day 1944, the concept of “Murder as Tough Love” reached its pinnacle, as the British “loved” the people of one of the greatest and most cultured cities of all Europe “to death.”
I strongly recommend this film to anyone willing to see “the rest of the story” as Paul Harvey used to say in his daily radio broadcasts. How much you can stand to see is up to you, but World War II was NOT a “Good War”—it was a war of lies and deception whose sole purpose was the absolute destruction of Ancient Europe and its Traditions. World War II was a “Historical Metaphor” meant to illustrate and serve as the foundation for many “Mythic Realities.”
Trained in Anthropology and History, I feel it is my absolute obligation to turn the critical lens of structuralism and hermeneutic deconstruction on the history of the past 175 years since the birth of Marxism after the publication of the Communist Manifesto and the pan-European uprisings of 1848.
Revising the popular culture, the people’s understanding of the history of World War II is critical this year to understanding why we must reverse the course of history by adhering to Righteousness and Honor and the Truth Above all.
Aside from my background in Anthropology & History, I also have a background in law, and I think it is no minor point that in the “War Crimes'” Trials after the war, the rules of evidence were utterly and totally suspended so that a false story could be told and false myths supported through lies. Anglo-American Justice has never recovered, I do not think, from the culture of lies hatched at Nuremberg.
So in closing I will just offer another video endorsing a revisionist view of and perspective on the history of World War II:
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A close friend sent me a cute French electronic card for Bastille Day 2016. And what a Bastille Day it turned out to be, eh? Think about it!!! A third massive attack on the French people in about a year… But… Cui Bono? What is an attack but an invitation to a counterattack? So if you’re going to start a war, your attack should always be something that weakens the enemy in some regard, right? But NONE of these stupid Muzzies seem to get that, do they? They always attack innocent civilians—everywhere they go, or at the most they attack government bureaucrats….What kind of logic is that? You attack people to prod them into attacking you, but all of your attacks seem carefully designed to arouse ire and anger among the populace while leaving the infrastructure of war that will be used against you completely intact and untouched. Is it just me or is there something wrong with this picture? It’s almost like the people making the attacks ONLY want to make the people MORE willing to counter-attack them back? How is that logical?
Holidays are very important, especially those with fireworks. I have never lived in France or Quebec, but by the time I was 18 I had lived in London, Dallas, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and Honduras, and whether it’s New Years’ Eve, Guy Fawkes’ Day, the Fourth of July, the 15th of September, or the Queen’s Birthday, fireworks celebrations are really great. So I try to imagine what would have happened if there had been a bombing during one of those holidays in any of the places I ever habituated…. and what would have been the purpose.
And what of the Quatorze Julliet? My grandmother was a Francophone and Francophile native of Louisiana and my Texas-born grandfather’s life took him from Galveston to “the City” on a regular basis, plus I took French in High School and College, and several of my professors were Francophones and Francophiles at Tulane and during those years—including Archaeologists Harvey Bricker and Cynthia Irwin-Williams who had both studied under Hallam Movius, and from them all, I obtained a love for and habit of celebrating July 14, Bastille Day.
Terrorism, traditionally understood, is a species of poor-man’s war or revolution. As such, it is inherently secretive and illegal. War is open and honest: Austria declared war on Serbia, so Russia declared war on Austria, Germany was required by treaty to go to war with Russia to defend Austria, Britain was required by treaty, etc., and so the Great War of 1914-1918 began. BUT EVERYBODY KNEW IT.
When terrorist organizations claim responsibility after the fact for their crimes… they are doing just that, they are claiming criminal responsibility… and when criminals claim responsibility for anything, you have to wonder: why?
And so I think to myself, what do the April 1995 Bombing of the Oklahoma City Federal Building, 9/11/01 in New York City and Washington, 7/7/05 in London, Dylan Storm Roof’s murderous assault in Charleston last June 17, Charlie Hebdo in France, and now this latest atrocity in Nice all have in common?
Well, they neither advance any coherent revolutionary plan, nor weaken the countries they attack. They all happen either on days with interesting numbers or anniversaries. But the truck bombing that took out 84 yesterday, including two American tourists apparently, just “takes the cake” on Bastille Day—which now joins Guy Fawkes Day and 9/11, 7/7 and 6/17/15 anniversary of the collapse of Denmark Vesey’s 1822 slave uprising in Charleston as “false flag” or stage events of terrorism.
Bastille Day was already a slightly fictitious holiday because, as Louis XVI wrote in his diary, on 14 July 1789, “Nothing Important Happened.” A mob knocked down an old prison with one prisoner, but the embattled King with a short life-expectancy didn’t even notice, under his peculiar circumstances. As my son likes to say—the 14th of July was really a tragedy for the future of French Tourism—the Bastille, Mediaeval relic fortress that it was, would have been a major attraction had it survived… But the French know how to make a good party out of a bad deal—and very few American Fourth of July Cookouts EVER equal the average 14 July party in France or among Francophile/Francophones worldwide… the comparison of the food and wine alone…. oh well, never mind.
But I keep trying to think to myself: if I were an Islamic Freedom-Fighter or would-be Caliph, would attacking innocent people over and over again at random make any sense? What would I be hoping to accomplish? What would be my goals? What good TO ME AND MY CAUSE could possibly inure from committing such crimes?
A sophisticated and coordinated attack in the United States followed by a similar attack in London, and then a decade later two similarly “low tech” attacks in France, and a bunch of random attacks in the meantime… scattered around the world. Shootings at Fort Hood in Texas, connected or not? Who knows? The Boston Marathon whatever it was, connected or not? Who knows? The Chattanooga, TN veteran shooting, connected or not? Who knows?
What is absolutely certain is that SOMEONE wants to create the image of Islamic terror as a world-wide phenomenon that requires coordinated security and response. If I were an Islamic Freedom-Fighter or would-be Caliph, would this kind of premonitory strategy seem like a good idea to me? The answer is NO.
Revolutionary terrorism needs to be targeted on ONE government, one regime, one power structure—and it needs to be consistent and persistent enough to destabilize a society or at least an elite. The pattern of Islamic Terror since the original 1993 World Trade Center bombing is NOT THAT. The movement around the map, the focus on NON-STRATEGIC, NON-MILITARY, NON-INFRASTRUCTURE targets is very consistent.
The murder of innocent people was an integral part of Timothy McVeigh’s and Dylan Storm Roof’s approach in distinctly non-Islamic terrorist events in the United States—and their two attacks had no more coordinated relationship to any ideological goals than the long line of supposed Islamic terrorist events. Even my dearly departed, mild mannered, deeply religious late mother said, way back in April 1995, “if they call themselves Patriots and wanted to make a meaningful statement, they really should have bombed the IRS.” And if Dylan Storm Roof were really a racist White Supremacist, the LAST associations he would have wanted to make were the killing of elderly black people during a prayer meeting at a conservative African Methodist Episcopal Church on the 193rd anniversary of the Suppression of one of the most famous Slave Rebellions in U.S. History: this sort of symbolism all plays for the OTHER side—and so does bombing the French Riviera during Bastille Day celebrations.
IF you want to make sure to build your enemies’ anger and take every step possible to ensure that NOBODY has any sympathy for your cause, (a) make sure nobody knows what your cause is and (b) do things in random places but on important days to make sure people remember the randomness.
In short, to my mind, there is absolutely ZERO chance that the Nice attack on Bastille Day was organized by anyone sincerely to advance the Islamist cause. You want to bomb a target on a holiday? If you’re a real revolutionary, you seek a target like an electrical power plant or water pumping station or even a sewerage processing plant where you can disable your opponents entire city and infrastructure in some really inconvenient and expensive way. Osama bin Laden was a structural engineer and IF he had been in charge of 9-11, as a plot against the United States, I’ve always said his targets of choice would have been the undefended dams along the Colorado River, in order to cutoff the water supply to evil sinful cities like Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, and the California “Inland Empire.”
So none of these attacks, my friends, are about an Islamic agenda for World Domination or even in revenge for the (indisputable) wrongs suffered by the Arab and Islamic people generally at British, French, and most recently American Imperialist hands….
WHO WANTS TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER THROUGH TERROR? The Radical Islamic World? Or Powers, Princes and Potentates MUCH Closer to Home!
All these attacks, in my opinion, reflect a “tough love” strategy of the United States, French, and British Governments to “soften up” the people and by long-term repetitive pseudo-Pavlovian conditioning make them (i.e. US, the free and responsible people of America and Europe) willing to accept an all-encompassing, eternal “Thousand Year” Police State—exactly what Strom Thurmond predicted was the goal in his “Dixiecrat” Platform of 1948. They want to impose the police state for our own good and our own protection, don’t you understand? That’s why modern government false-flag murder is just TOUGH LOVE. And if you don’t like it, well, tough s__t, you know, my fellow Americans: “We have to break a few eggs here and there to prepare for you our New World Order of Omelette—-they’re all for you, you know! But we know you’re too stupid to want this wonderful highly organized Police State where we can organize and regulate all of your lives, so we have to scare you into it.”
In other words: Tales of Terrorism function for the modern media motivated masses exactly the way Perrault’s or Grimm’s Fairy tales did in days of yore…. scary stories are INSTRUCTIONAL! You need to scare the children by telling them about the BIG BAD WOLF and what he did to Little Red Riding Hood, or about what the Witch did to Hansel & Gretel with her candy house, so that they will live in constant fear of strangers and of attempting to strike out on their own. FEAR! FEAR! FEAR! “You’ve got to be taught to hate and fear, it’s got to be taught from year-to-year, it’s got to be drummed in your dear little ear, You’ve got to be carefully taught.”
DALLAS WAS JUST PERFECT!
The Dallas Police Murders last week, which suspiciously took place on the now recurring date of 7/7, were not Islamic either, but they served the fear purpose and the “Divide and Conquer” purpose to a degree unmatched in any other attack. Black people killing black cops—a recipe made by Machiavelli in Hell….
Peaceful black protesters complaining about police brutality were forced to hide behind the police lines when one or more black gunmen murdered 5 and injured 7 more. DID THIS ADVANCE THE CAUSE OF “BLACK LIVES MATTER”? No, but it was a boon for American Renaissance (and I write this as a regular reader of and a subscriber to AmRen).
To feed the ignorant white suburban paranoia of blacks attacking whites was a simple stroke of Genius on the part of the Obama administration—all of a sudden, we have forced a portion of the black population into making a choice: either they act out the worst fears of the white middle class suburbanites or they support the Police. Obama, as usual, was totally two-faced, but two-faced is how the supporters of the police state need to be: they need to FOMENT inter-racial violence on the one hand and then condemn murder on the other, because THIS STRATEGY SUPPORTS INCREASING THE POWER AND THE EFFICACY OF THE STATE.
The way to satisfy the Black Lives Matter movement is to suppress white-conservative expression and culture and desires to be left alone in an essentially segregated society. To satisfy the White AND Black Middle and Upper Classes, the government must enlarge (a better word might be to engorge) the police state and enhance the power of the police to protect them from the rising black tide.
Now I read AmRen and similar publications and websites because I support what I perceive as their key long-term goals, namely segregation of the races to maintain cultural continuity. Strangely enough, many black civil rights advocates share these goals, and I wholeheartedly support those who do. BUT I HATE INJUSTICE, UNFAIRNESS, and OPPRESSION and the way the POLICE STATE MAXIMIZES all three. And the only thing that all the terrorist murders of the past 21 years since Oklahoma really have in common is: they justify oppressive measures and unfair oppression.
I totally disagree, then, with the advocacy of increased police power and authority which the reaction to Dallas has engendered both among the White and Black Middle Class. Whites may believe that the police are on their side, but my experience in life is quite the opposite. The calibre and IQ of men (and women) who opt for a career in law enforcement are not the highest, and police ONLY support the “side” that pays them directly (namely the State and City power structures, and the banks and other large institutions who support those) AGAINST ALL THE PEOPLE, REGARDLESS OF RACE CREED, OR COLOR.
One feature of modern society that deeply distresses me is the increasingly lack of respect among people. The police do not respect anyone’s rights, as can be seen from countless examples in various fields of law enforcement, from domestic relations to enforcement of judicial foreclosures. But ordinary people, too, do not respect each other’s rights, space or property, and depend for all protection on the police or state power generally as arbiters of everything. Individuals need to take responsibility for all things, including their own protection and that of their loved ones and property.
Concern over lack of respect is, I think, a unifying theme in both the radical White and radical Black Lives Matter movements.
Quatorze Juillet (Edith Piaf)
Il me vient par la fenêtre
Des musiques de la rue.
Chaque estrade a son orchestre.
Chaque bal a sa cohue.
Ces gens-là m’ont pris ma fête.
Je ne la reconnais plus.
Dans ma chambre, je me chante
L’air que nous avons valsé.
Je regarde la toquarde
Où tes doigts se sont posés.
Tu m’as dit : “Tu es si belle.”
Et tu as, l’instant d’après,
Ajouté : “La vie est bête.”.
J’ai compris que tu partais.
Si tu ne reviens jamais,
Il n’y aura plus de quatorze juillet.
Il me vient par la fenêtre
Un murmure qui s’éteint,
Les chansons d’une jeunesse
Attardée dans le matin.
N’allez pas troubler mon rêve.
Allez rire un peu plus loin.
Que m’apporte, que m’apporte
Cette joie de quelques heures ?
Je suis morte, je suis morte
Et je t’ai déjà rejoint
Et mon corps est près du tien
Mais personne n’en sait rien…
The 14th of July
He comes to my window
The music in the street
Each stage has its orchestra
Each dance has its crowd
These people took my celebration
I don’t recognize it anymore
In my room, I sing to myself
The air that we waltzed in
I watch the infatuation
Where your fingers encountered mine
You tell me “you are so beautiful”
And you after a moment
Added “life is stupid”
I understood that you left
If you never come back
There will not be another 14th of July
He came to my window
A murmur that has extinguished
The songs of youth
Lingering in the morning
Don’t go troubling my dream
Laughing one step further away
That brings me, that brings me
The joy of a few hours
I’m dead, I’m dead
And I already reached you
And my body is close to yours
But nobody knows anything…
INSTITUTE FOR HISTORICAL REVIEW
Elie Wiesel: One More Lie:
by Robert Faurisson
On February 7, 1996, Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and professor at Boston University, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Jules Verne University at Picardy, France. Reporting on the speech delivered by Wiesel on that occasion, the local newspaper (Le Courrier Picard, Feb. 9, 1996) informed readers:
One question the public was anxious be answered: “And what do you make of the emergence of revisionist and Holocaust denying tendencies?” Wiesel responded: “Those are [the work of] virulent and vicious anti-Semites, organized and well-financed. On the day I received the Nobel Prize there were hundreds in the street demonstrating against me. Never will I afford them the dignity of a debate. These are morally sick individuals. While I am able to fight against injustice, I have no idea how to go about fighting against ugliness.”
Here one can see Elie Wiesel’s typical phraseology, but his statement that “on the day I received the Nobel Prize there were hundreds in the street demonstrating against me” is something new, and constitutes yet one more lie by this “prominent false witness,” as I have called him, or “Shoah merchant” as Pierre Vidal-Naquet (in an interview with M. Folco, in Zéro, April 1987, p. 57) has called him.
As someone who was present in Oslo at the site of the award ceremony in December 1986, I am able to report that the number of protesters there was precisely zero. Three persons did show up to distribute a leaflet, printed in both Swedish and English, entitled “Elie Wiesel: A Prominent False Witness” [also available as an IHR leaflet]. All three of these persons were Frenchmen: Pierre Guillaume, Serge Thion and myself.
About the author:
Robert Faurisson is Europe’s foremost Holocaust revisionist scholar. Born in 1929, he was educated at the Paris Sorbonne, and served as a professor at the University of Lyon in France from 1974 until 1990. He was a specialist of text and document analysis. His writings on the Holocaust issue have appeared in several books and numerous scholarly articles, many of which have been published in this Journal. A four-volume collection of many of his revisionist writings, Écrits Révisionnistes (1974-1998), was published in 1999.
The Elie Wiesel item is a translation and adaptation of a piece originally written in February 1996, and published in Rivarol, March 15, 1996, p. 2. The item about Rossel and Lanzmann is adapted from a text originally written on June 25, 1999.
From The Journal of Historical Review, May-June 1999 (Vol. 18, No. 3), page 28.
REQUEST FOR PERSONAL ASSISTANCE WITH A PERSONAL PROBLEM:
Who can help me bring Bob Hurt of Clearwater, Florida, to Justice? Bob Hurt is the biggest blackmailer, extortionist, hypocrite, pornographer, pedophile, slanderer, and general ne’er-do-well and malcontent in the history of the State of Florida, which is filled with Hypocrites, slanderers, and general ne’er do wells and malcontents.
For over a year now, Bob has been writing defamatory attacks against me and I have been attempting to maintain a calm demeanor and not let loose against him the way I want to. But on Saturday, January 25, 2016, Bob crossed several lines with a mass mailing attacking me again and I have decided I have to answer publicly and say what I know to be true about this man, facts I have known for years and chosen to remain quiet. But you can only kick a dog (or a raccoon) so many times before the dog starts to fight back and bite—and Bob has kicked this coon-dog about two dozen times too often.
UPDATE: My lawyer, has asked me to state the factual basis for my charges leveled in this article: I was first alerted to Bob Hurt’s status as a pedophile and pederast by Kathleen Waller, a long-time resident of Clearwater and Tarpon Springs who used to run the most delightful place called “Celtic Coffee.” She refused to associate with me in part because I continued to associate with Bob Hurt after she told me his background.
Kathleen Waller revealed to me that Bob had been expelled from the Church of Scientology because of his activities and I was later able to confirm this with Church authorities in Clearwater. All other activities alleged against Bob Hurt (including his constantly sending me pornography when I have told him I find it very distasteful) are alleged based on personal knowledge and experience: Bob has done all these things to me, and I have seen him do them to others.
I have much better things to do than go around complaining about a former friend turned liar and Judas-kisser, but Bob Hurt has gone WAY too far….he goes around lying and slandering me and insulting me and me family because he gave me a computer and says I stole it. Bob Hurt is trying above all to prevent me from applying for re-admission to the Florida Bar because he knows I would be BAD NEWS for crooks and shysters like him. I would not want to be a part of any group that Bob Hurt could stop me from belonging to, that’s for sure.
Bob Hurt has interposed himself and tortiously interfered with my contractual relations with many people. Not in the least way, he has sought vigorously to alienate me from my attorney Inger Michelle Garcia. Bob threaten Inger with reporting her to the bar if she continued to work with me. Bob threatened Inger with all kinds of things. Bob is an extortionist and a blackmailer of the first order.
Bob Hurt has written his attacks on me this year help out another treacherous friend who turned on me, specifically to ally himself with an illegal alien, Amalia Liana Thanou to assist her and her family of Greek fraudsters squatting in my house on the “Jersey Shore” in Mantoloking, New Jersey, costing me tens of thousands of dollars each month in lost rental income and legal fees.
Illegal Alien Amalia is squatting in my Jersey Shore home because I was stupid enough to listen to her pleas, her begging and entreaties, in February and March 2015 to stay at the house and improve it for rental after being evicted from a dozen homes and apartments in Los Angeles 8 years’ time.
Amalia claims a right to live in my 5 bedroom house for free with her (lethal, killer pit-bulls, whom I have witnessed killing other smaller dogs) because she claims to have done tens of thousands of dollars of “repair work” on my house, for which she cannot produce a single receipt—even for windex or a single can of paint or for a broom or can of oil.
Amalia is also infamous for stiffing every lawyer in the city stupid enough to help her, including but not limited to my good friend (and a great American Patriot) WDJ, founder of the AFP, John W. Levine 9025 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 500 Beverly Hills, California 90211, Elena I. Popp of the Eviction Defense Network at 1930 Wilshire in Los Angeles. Most recently, see the attached letter:
This is entirely morally consistent with Bob’s stance on the Mortgage foreclosure crisis: Bob unquestionably supports the right of Banks who completely lack legal standing or proof of ownership of debt to collect debts and foreclose on homes. Bob Hurt has never met a liar or an extortionist or a corrupt banker he doesn’t love, and that’s why he hates me—I have dedicated my life to fighting the kind of corruption he WORSHIPS—ever since they kicked him out of the Church of Scientology for pederasty and pedophilia…
To return his many published defamations against me, I want to ask your help in gathering information necessary to silence this creep once and for all. Bob Hurt, and his allies at the Fogbow, are trying to defame me and stop me from restoring my license to practice law—they may all succeed if I can’t show that this guy is a creep and a criminal with a history of emotional problems.
Please report any information you have on Mr. Hurt, including what he’s doing or saying about me, to me right here on this blog:
Please take note that my Florida attorney, Inger Michelle Garcia, Garcia Legal Group, at 4839 Volunteer Road, Suite #514, Davie, Florida 33330, has decided to resign as my attorney because she is deathly afraid of Bob Hurt, and she believes Bob Hurt will succeed in causing a lot of trouble. That remains to be seen but Inger is expressing fear of a troll and a bully, and I’m very sad that she’s decided to resign, although she really hadn’t done anything but spend my money for nothing….and basically without much justification or return to me…. and in her resignation e-mail she said she was going to bill me $15,000.00—and I’d love to see for what services, exactly she intends to do that….
I have always admired Camille Paglia as a unique intellectual heroine, dear to the hearts and souls of the deeper intellectuals of both the right and the left. Here is her latest on Salon.com, which I used to read just for her and Glenn Edward Greenwald. As an aside, when I say “used to” I mean ten years ago or more, back to Salon’s origins in 1995-2005 when I was a devoted subscriber and sometime comment and letter contributor: but Salon has deteriorated and degenerated. It is not not just unAmerican but Anti-American. Most of what appears on the pages or screens of Salon.com these days is so offensive and vile…. so blatantly unthinkingly OBOTOID (in support of the 44th) anti-white racist and pro-communist, I hardly ever look at it: BUT CAMILLE NEVER DISAPPOINTS, and I have been following her since she wrote for a literary magazine now defunct based in Austin, Texas—whose name I can’t even remember right now…
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016 05:00 AM CDT
PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump
A boastful, millionaire New Yorker liked the company of beautiful women? This is why NYT can’t lay a glove on Trump
TOPICS: CAMILLE PAGLIA, DONALD TRUMP, EDITOR’S PICKS, ELECTIONS 2016, FEMINISM, MADONNA, MEDIA CRITICISM, MUSIC, NEW YORK TIMES, POLITICAL CORRECTNESS, INNOVATION NEWS, SUSTAINABILITY NEWS, TECHNOLOGY NEWS, LIFE NEWS, NEWS, POLITICS NEWS
Camille Paglia: PC feminists misfire again, as fearful elite media can’t touch Donald Trump
Zap! If momentum were a surge of electromagnetic energy, Donald Trump against all odds has it now. The appalled GOP voters he is losing seem overwhelmed in number by independents and crossover Democrats increasingly attracted by his bumptious, raucous, smash-the-cucumber-frames style. While it’s both riveting and exhilarating to watch a fossilized American political party being blown up and remade, it’s also highly worrisome that a man with no prior political experience and little perceptible patience for serious study seems on a fast track to the White House. In a powder-keg world, erratic impulsiveness is far down the list of optimal presidential traits.
But the Democratic strategists who prophesy a Hillary landslide over Trump are blowing smoke. Hillary is a stodgily predictable product of the voluminous briefing books handed to her by a vast palace staff of researchers and pollsters—a staggeringly expensive luxury not enjoyed by her frugal, unmaterialistic opponent, Bernie Sanders (my candidate). Trump, in contrast, is his own publicist, a quick-draw scrapper and go-for-the-jugular brawler. He is a master of the unexpected (as the Egyptian commander Achillas calls Julius Caesar in the Liz Taylor Cleopatra). The massive size of Hillary’s imperialist operation makes her seem slow and heavy. Trump is like a raffish buccaneer, leaping about the rigging like the breezy Douglas Fairbanks or Errol Flynn, while Hillary is the stiff, sequestered admiral of a bullion-laden armada of Spanish galleons, a low-in-the-water easy mark as they creak and sway amid the rolling swells.
The drums had been beating for weeks about a major New York Times expose in the works that would demolish Trump once and for all by revealing his sordid lifetime of misogyny. When it finally appeared as a splashy front-page story this past Sunday (originally titled “Crossing the Line: Trump’s Private Conduct with Women”), I was off in the woods pursuing my Native American research. On Monday, after seeing countless exultant references to this virtuoso takedown, I finally read the article—and laughed out loud throughout. Can there be any finer demonstration of the insularity and mediocrity of today’s Manhattan prestige media? Wow, millionaire workaholic Donald Trump chased young, beautiful, willing women and liked to boast about it. Jail him now! Meanwhile, the New York Times remains mute about Bill Clinton’s long record of crude groping and grosser assaults—not one example of which could be found to taint Trump.
Blame for this fiasco falls squarely upon the New York Times editors who delegated to two far too young journalists, Michael Barbaro and Megan Twohey, the complex task of probing the glitzy, exhibitionistic world of late-twentieth-century beauty pageants, gambling casinos, strip clubs, and luxury resorts. Neither Barbaro, a 2002 graduate of Yale, nor Twohey, a 1998 graduate of Georgetown University, had any frame of reference for sexual analysis aside from the rote political correctness that has saturated elite American campuses for nearly 40 years. Their prim, priggish formulations in this awkwardly disconnected article demonstrate the embarrassing lack of sophistication that passes for theoretical expertise among their over-paid and under-educated professors.
When I saw the reporters’ defensive interview on Monday with CNN anchors Kate Bolduan and John Berman, I felt sorry for the earnest, owlish Barbaro, who seems like a nice fellow who has simply wandered out of his depth. But Twohey, with her snippy, bright and shiny careerism, took a page from the slippery Hillary playbook in the way she blatheringly evaded any direct answer to a pointed question about how Rowanne Brewer Lane’s pleasantly flirtatious first meeting with Trump at a crowded 1990 pool party at Mar-a-Lago ended up being called “a debasing face-to-face encounter” in the Times. The hidden agenda of advocacy journalism has rarely been caught so red-handed.
The supreme irony of the Times’ vacuous coverage is that the early 1990s banquet-hall photograph of the unmarried Rowanne Brewer and Donald Trump illustrating it is the sexiest picture published in the mainstream media in years. Not since Melissa Forde’s brilliant 2012 Instagram portraits of a pensive Rihanna smoking a cigarillo as she lounged half-nude in a fur-trimmed parka next to a fireplace have I seen anything so charismatically sensual.
Small and blurry in the print edition, the Brewer-Trump photo in online digital format positively pops with you-are-there luminosity. Her midnight-blue evening dress opulently cradling her bare shoulders, Rowanne is all flowing, glossy hair, ample, cascading bosom, and radiant, lushly crimson Rita Hayworth smile. The hovering Trump, bedecked with the phallic tongue of a violet Celtic floral tie, is in Viking mode, looking like a triumphant dragon on the thrusting prow of a long boat. “To the victor belong the spoils!” I said to myself in admiration, as seductive images from Babylon to Paris flashed through my mind. Yes, here is all the sizzling glory of hormonal sex differentiation, which the grim commissars of campus gender studies will never wipe out!
Hey, none of this should make Trump president. But I applaud this accidental contribution by the blundering New York Times to the visual archive of modern sex. We’ve been in a long, dry-gulch period of dully politicized sex, which is now sputtering out into round-the-clock crusades for transgender bathrooms—knuckle-rapping morality repackaged as hygiene. An entire generation has been born and raised since the last big epiphany of molten on-screen sexuality—Sharon Stone’s epochal and ravishingly enigmatic performance in Basic Instinct (1992). Maybe we need Trump the movie mogul most of all. Forget all that Capitol Hill and Foggy Bottom tsuris—let’s steer Trump to Hollywood!
This was a minor point in your essay on “Free Speech and the Modern Campus,” but your comments on the National Museum of the American Indian really struck a chord with me, and I wanted to thank you, since I never saw any appropriately awful reviews.
I visited not long after it opened, in anticipation of seeing an organized, well-structured tour through the cultures, languages, and religions that we have lost (the Smithsonian does a good job in other places!). Obviously, there was nothing but happy talk about how man and nature used to live in harmony, not a word wasted on the linguistic diversity that was lost in North America since 1600, and absolutely no thematic organization across the museum. I had the distinct impression that the curators thought that putting together a coherent program would have been one final, intolerable act of cultural imperialism!
How could you take such amazing ingredients and produce something so tasteless? It was like going to a nice restaurant in anticipation of a wonderful steak dinner and being served a picture of parsley. What a waste!
Assistant Professor, School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
I totally agree with you! As I said last month in the free speech lecture at Drexel University that you refer to, the beautifully designed National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. has been shockingly furnished like a tacky gift shop, devoid of scholarly substance and clarity of presentation. This is a major scandal that demonstrates the failure of parochial identity politics, which has so distorted American education and directly led to today’s plague of campus political correctness.
In the 1970s, when women’s studies, African-American studies, and Native American studies were hastily added to the curriculum by administrators under public relations pressure, those new programs were not coherently planned or structured in scholarly terms, so they became instantly vulnerable to highly politicized ideology that has limited their wider cultural impact over time. The tragic emptiness of the National Museum of the American Indian (whose major draw seems to be its multi-ethnic cafeteria) is one result of the ghettoization of Native American studies, which should have been incorporated into the broader, well-established fields of world anthropology and archaeology.
Letter to the People of Europe
AUGUSTUS SOL INVICTUS·SUNDAY, JANUARY 31, 2016
To the People of Europe,
Fate lays upon me the task of writing you from distant shores. My name is Augustus Invictus, and I am a candidate for the United States Senate. Though I am an American, I am by blood a son of Europe. My ancestry is British, my name Roman, my religion pan-European. I am trained in Anglo-American law, educated in continental philosophy and politics, steeped in Western aesthetic. Though Florida may be a great distance from my ancestral land of Scotland, I am in blood and in soul your brother.
And though I am an American politician, the issues I raise in my campaign for the Senate here affect every man, woman, and child of the West. I write to you today not to condescend or to advertise my American arrogance, but to call for the unity of all Westerners against the powers that would destroy our people.
From New Zealand & Australia to the United States & Canada, and even to South Africa, we share a common civilization, born of Europe. This is impolitic to say in any country, and it is now evidence of “hate speech” in several. We must ask ourselves why the self-described elites in our respective countries would keep us divided, why they would insist that we have no common culture, why they would insist that we take literally countless immigrants into countries callously neglecting their rightful sons and daughters.
I hope that we may come to see each other as fellows. I pray that we may come to cherish what we share more than we might lament the differences between us. Though we have warred, though we have viewed each other with great suspicion, these misfortunes are, I hope, passed. We share a common bond that the millions of immigrants recently recruited to our ancestral land will never share. We, as Westerners, are brothers, though long-separated; they are foreigners being imported by your own governments to destroy the proud heritage and people of Europe.
Your officials have betrayed you. The European Union and your various state governments have encouraged special interests to buy your politicians like whores. The legislation passed by your so-called leaders benefits those special interests, not the people of Italy or of France. And now we see these so-called leaders clamoring to prove who can sell out their countries fastest, who can break down their borders most thoroughly, who can destroy their own cultures with the greatest zeal.
Neither is Europe the only region of our civilization being corrupted from the inside. Our officials in America have betrayed us, as well. Year by year, election by election, they have eroded our national identity, such that we no longer know who we are or what we stand for.
The Federal Government and our various state governments have encouraged special interests to buy our politicians like whores. It is the Israel lobby, not the United States Congress, that decides which countries we invade. It is the pharmaceutical companies, not the United States Congress, that decides what drugs to outlaw and what drugs to legalize. It is a private bank called the Federal Reserve that prints the U.S. dollar and loans it to our people at interest. The legislation passed by our so-called leaders benefit the Israel lobby, the pharmaceutical industry, the banks, and other special interests – but not the American people.
And now we see our so-called leaders clamoring to prove who can sell out our country the fastest. Whether the issue is subjecting American law to the supervision of the United Nations or to the whims of the global market through free trade agreements, the members of our Federal Government serve the god of money, not the people of this country.
And now we see our so-called leaders clamoring to prove who can break down our immigration protections most thoroughly. The left wants hordes of illegal immigrants in order to swell their voting constituency; the right wants hordes of illegal immigrants to help their friends in big business to hire cheap labor en masse. Both parties running this country have a vested interest in flooding the land with foreigners until it can no longer be recognized. Both parties act in concert to the detriment of the American people.
And now we see our so-called leaders clamoring to prove who can destroy our culture with the greatest zeal. Marxist ideals are shoved down our throats from our first year of school, and we are taught to be ashamed of our European ancestry. Our greatest heroes – those liberty-minded rebels of the American Revolution – are now derided as racists (as though they should have apologized for being of British blood) and elitists (as though our mass democracies are indicative of enlightenment). We have become so obsessed with this program of radical egalitarianism that our children can no longer spell, can no longer recognize references to ancient mythology (or even the Christian religion), can no longer distinguish Chopin from Bach.
It matters not whether you are Serbian or French, Italian or Scottish, Portuguese or Latvian: All of Europe is in existential danger. A disease has slowly but surely been spreading throughout our ancestral lands for the past several generations, and we are now seeing the boils come to the surface: mass immigration of Arabs and Africans; the criminality of criticizing the Zionists or of questioning the official account of the Holocaust; entire cities of parasites defying assimilation into their host countries; the Paris attacks; sexual assault mobs in Cologne; big businesses hiring swaths of new “refugees”; your shores and streets flooded with the unwashed rabble of the foreign lands your ancestors once conquered.
These are issues that affect not just Europe, but all Western counties. This is true, if to a lesser degree, for the United States of America. My campaign for the Senate has been an attack on the System, and for this I have been variously labeled as a Fascist, a warmonger, a neo-Nazi, a racist, a degenerate madman, an elitist, a devil-worshiper, and a domestic terrorist.
I have argued against the control of our country by the financiers. I would destroy the Federal Reserve and the power of the banks over our people. I would have my countrymen worship the Spirit and turn their backs to the god of money. Yet I am condemned as a Fascist because I despise international finance and warn of the evils it perpetrates in every country and upon every nation in the world.
I have argued in favor of implementing a non-interventionist foreign policy, contesting the notion that America should be the policeman of the world. I would have our President wage war only when it directly affects American interests and the war could be called just by the standards of our ancient philosophers. Yet I am called a warmonger because I call for the armed defense of our people against our traitorous government.
I have argued against our suicidal policy of “open borders” for immigration and trade. I would refuse mass immigration and the recruitment of so-called refugees until we can rightly address our own problems. I would expel those who infiltrated our land illegally, flouting our laws and acting in their own interests and the interests of their home countries rather than the interests of our country. Yet I am condemned as a neo-Nazi because I would defend the integrity of my people.
I have argued in favor of destroying our federal Department of Education and returning to more traditional learning programs. I would put the responsibility of our children’s education in the hands of their parents rather than the government. I would allow exceptional children to excel, scholastic children to pursue academia, athletic children to pursue sports, practical children to learn a trade. Yet I am condemned as a racist because I would recognize the self-destructiveness of forcing all children to a single standard imposed by a malicious bureaucracy.
I have argued vehemently against the rise of the police state in America, warning of the militarization of our police forces and calling for the end of the “War on Drugs.” I would have our police be part of our communities, not lords over them. I would have the executives hanged who poison our people with synthetic medications. Yet I am condemned as a degenerate madman because I do not believe we should spend billions of dollars terrorizing our citizenry and devastating Third World countries to benefit the pharmaceutical companies.
I have argued in favor of raising our political culture. I would insist that the American people listen to my words, no matter how difficult, rather than speak at a grade-school level. I would demand my fellow citizens take responsibility for the state of our nation rather than preach dependence on the media to inform us or the elected leadership to guide us. Yet I am condemned as an elitist because I demand that my countrymen rise to this occasion rather than waste away in self-entitled indolence.
I have argued with all my soul for the exultation of Western culture. I would raise awareness of the arts and resurrect our ancestors’ virtue ethics, emphasizing bravery, integrity, worship, loyalty, and excellence. I would urge my countrymen to struggle to understand Wagner rather than rot their minds on the latest pop album. Yet I am condemned as a devil-worshiper because I daresay our common roots are to be found in ancient European paganism.
I have argued that the government must fear us before it will recognize our rights. I would arm every man and woman in these United States so that they may be able to defend themselves and their families, whether against thieves and murderers of local gangs or the thieves and murderers of our federal, state, and local governments. Yet I am condemned as a domestic terrorist because I say in public what every American whispers in secret: that the Federal Government has become inimical to its people, which demands that we prepare to defend ourselves by force of arms.
These struggles we all share, Americans and Europeans alike. Yet we are told in our earliest days of school that we are worlds apart. We are reminded by the mass media every day of our lives that we are divided by cultural rifts wider than the Atlantic Ocean. We are lectured by our political leaders on the dissimilarities of European and American culture. We Americans have become convinced that we share more in common with the indigenous peoples of Mexico than with our European siblings; and the people of Europe have become convinced that they share more in common with the peoples of the Middle East and Africa than with the descendants of European settlers in the United States and Canada.
These divisions are lies. They are perpetuated and solidified by falsehoods told to us by educators and political leaders alike. America, they tell us, is a land of immigrants, and so we have no right to deny immigration to anyone. Germany, you are told, must apologize perpetually and forever act against its own interests because of the Second World War. Europe, we all are told, must accept all the peoples of the world, shelter them and feed them, give them free healthcare and education, all to compensate for the “evils” of colonialism. The West, we all are told, has no culture, and what common history we are allowed to admit must be abhorred.
These divisions are lies. We are a common people with a common heritage, but to counter the untruths of our enemies we must consider well what it means to be European. Does it mean simply to live in the geographic territory of Europe? This would make all those newly arrived “refugees” Europeans – and those of us in America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa descended from European settlers anything but European.
No, we of European blood are European, and the soil of Europe is our land, the land of our ancestors, the land that bore our people, our civilization, our culture. Your leaders abandoned long ago their innate drive to conquer and to civilize. That was sad enough. Now all the people of Europe seem to all the world to have abandoned the primal instinct – or even the basic desire – to defend one’s home.
People of Europe, do not express regret for your history. The blood of sea-conquering Vikings and world-shaking Romans still courses through your veins. And if you saw now the faces of your ancestors before you, would you feel proud of yourself and the civilization you have worked to uphold? Or would you feel ashamed of your weakness and of the decadence we have all perpetuated?
People of Europe, do not feel shame for your blood. You have been taught to hate yourselves because of the cruelty of your ancestors, but your ancestors were marked as much for their virtues as for any vice. It was our ancestors who braved the waters and conquered distant lands, yes to obtain their gold and spices, but also to give to them civilization. Our ancestors were simultaneously the war-bringers and the light-bearers. As Nietzsche once wrote, terribleness is part of greatness.
People of Europe, fear not to defend your home. You have been told that we sons and daughters of Europe do not belong in countries not our own. Colonialism having ended, your leaders now force a reverse colonialism upon you. But you do not have any obligation – moral or otherwise – to accept all the peoples of the world into your homeland. Europe is for Europeans, and to act otherwise is suicide on a colossal scale.
People of Europe, awaken to your destiny. Our ancestors civilized the world. The cultural achievements of our people are too numerous to list. Homer and Botticelli, Dante and Vitruvius, Dali and Bach, have created a world impossible without our people. It is our destiny to reach out into the highest heavens and to descend to the most abyssal depths, to explore the outermost and innermost reaches of time and space, to conquer and to create, to civilize and to brave the wilderness.
People of Europe, revolt against your leaders. The fact that you were not elected to high office does not make you any less a European than they. The Arab and African immigrants that your leaders have forced upon you are not the sons and daughters of Europe: you are. Your leaders have sold your homeland and the futures of your children for the financial interests of their political backers. Rise up against those leaders and try them for their treason.
People of Europe, this is a moment of grave significance. Should you continue in this wretched, seventy-year peace, our homeland is lost, and with its abdication comes the death of our civilization. We in the West will be forever exiles, our ancestral lands occupied by hordes of foreigners, if you do not act now.
Your leaders will do nothing to expel the invaders. The Communists, the globalists, the moral relativists, the worshipers of money, and all the others have led you astray. You, the people of Europe, must do your duty, as your ancestors did centuries ago. Once more you must reclaim your lands and hold them sacred. You must defend them, and you must execute the traitors. Godspeed you to the historic task laid upon you by Fate.
Libertas et Imperium,
Augustus Sol Invictus
Orlando, Florida USA
31 January 2016 Imbolc
I think Meira Rossum is quite simply one of the most brilliant people I have met in a very long time, not to mention one of the most stunningly beautiful women. But I have a personal research interest in this topic: The very earliest inscriptions in Southern Israel and the Sinai Peninsula, the very earliest ceramics or wall-paintings with alphabetic, early Western Semitic Texts, refer to the Ancient Hebrew Tribal God Yahweh “and his Asherah”. This has been taken by many epigraphers and students of early Western Semitic religion to mean not only that “Monotheism” was utterly unknown to the earliest followers of YHWH (“I am who I am” but that the leader/creator God of the Hebrews had a WIFE—and her name was Asherah. In the story of King Ahab and Queen Jezebel of Israel, found in the Book of Kings, Elijah, before ascending to heaven in his chariot of fire, was the nemesis and brutal undoing of Queen Jezebel of Israel. But in the Bible, Jezebel’s greatest sin was worshipping the Goddess Asherah “on every green hill and in every green valley”—in other words, Asherah was a Fertility goddess, closely analogous to Astarte among the Northwestern Semites of Ebla, Mari, and Syria generally, but also to Ishtar and Inanna among the Eastern Semitic Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians and their predecessors, the Sumerians.
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The Late History of the Jewish Tribe of Asher
Asheri Jews, specifically the Tribe of Asher, is one of the original tribes of Israel. We are considered a lost tribe of Israel, having been one of the tribes conquered and exiled by the Assyrians around 700 B.C. Our people were, and still are, considered lost by many people, due mostly to a lack of communication and direct affiliation with other Jews following the conquest of Israel and Judah. My people fled overland to the Caucasus, while others went by ship to the lands of what are today: Iceland, Denmark, The Netherlands, and Northern Germany. Arriving there they were enslaved by the native peoples. The women were used as pleasure slaves and the men as artisans and writers.
There was a great migration from 500 A.D. to 700 A.D. in which virtually all Asheri Jews migrated back to the region of Judea and were intercepted and enslaved by the Byzantine Empire. We became favored pleasure slaves for most of the Byzantine Empire’s history, principally in Constantinople, though Asheri Jewish women were traded or given as rare gifts. By 800 A.D., Asheri women were considered national treasures and were forbidden from being sold outside the empire. Exceptions were made for some allies of the Empire in Europe. Asheri Jewish women were well-known for their raven black hair, sky blue or blue-grey eyes, and very pale ivory skin. We were sometimes mistaken for Circassian women, who have a like appearance, though Asheri women tended towards sky blue eyes, while Circassian women tended towards grey.
Early on in the history of the Byzantine Empire and the late Western Roman Empire, Ashkenazi Jews would give Asheri Jewish women as tribute to rulers and Byzantine nobles, rather than give their own women, as was demanded. This was because Asheri Jews were viewed in a negative light amongst other Jews for being too submissive and docile; more suitable as slaves, entertainers, artists, athletes, dancers, and writers, than as warriors or in hard labor. The Asheri Jewish slaves of The Byzantine Empire were freed a year before Constantinople’s fall to the Ottomans. Each was gifted with a sum of money; the Emperor Constantine XI Palaiologos did not want the Asheri Jewish racial lines polluted by Turkish conquerors. Some did fall into the hands of the Ottomans nevertheless, and were again enslaved and used as prized entertainers and artisans.
The vast majority escaped however, and fled to Northern Europe where we lived, until Hitler came to power in Germany. While most Jews were taken and put into hard labor or sent to extermination camps, Hitler’s Reichsführer, Heinrich Himmler, envisioned using Asheri Jews as a perfect slave race to serve the Nazis. He had at some point become knowledgeable about the tribe of Asher and their history within the Byzantine Empire.
He had commented in his private notes that the Asheri were so light skinned and blue eyed that he and some Aryan lore masters considered the Asheri as destined to be ideal slaves for a perfect white Aryan race in a postwar Nordic paradise. Roughly 1.5 million Asheri Jews from all of Europe (about 70% of all Asheri Jews worldwide) were sent to North Africa early on in World War II, where they lived in slave camps for purposes of selective breeding. The best, most talented, and most beautiful were isolated and bred over the course of roughly two years. Each woman had one to two children during this time, before Allied forces captured North Africa, and drove the Germans and Italians from the continent.
The women and children were freed and fled to North America or back to Europe, though some would travel to what is now Israel. Muslims in Libya, Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco launched a series of poorly organized campaigns to capture and enslave the recently freed Asheri Jewish women and their children, but failed in each case due to Allied Western military expeditions. No significant battles took place, as the allies had vastly numerical, technological, and tactical advantages.
We have often been confused with Sephardic Jews or Circassians. We are one of the smallest ethnic groups in the world. We are also considered the most enslaved people in history with fully two thousand years of confirmed history in servitude to western civilizations.
We are also recognized in the American Journal of Medicine, the European Medical Journal, and the New England Journal of Medicine, as having the distinctive trait of disproportionally high birthrate of girls versus boys at a 5 to 1 ratio, while the international ratio amongst other groups is about 1.04 boys to every girl. Additionally, and equally amazing, girls maintain the racial and physical characteristics of the mother, while boys show consistent and significant tendency towards the father’s racial characteristics.
Asheri Jews are still considered a lost tribe of Israel and not officially recognized as an existing Jewish ethnic division by most Jews. Many do not even know of us, except for knowledge related to antiquity. This is because Asheri Jews, much like Roma or gypsies, have mostly kept our history and activities a carefully guarded secret, as a matter of defense and preservation. We are very much Jewish however, and proud of our heritage and identity.
I researched all this in preparation for what was intended to be my last major archaeological project, fifteen years ago, namely a study and survey of the Sinai Peninsula, the cultural, geological, and phytogeographical/zoogeographic (biotypic) boundary between Africa and Eurasia. The fieldwork, unfortunately never undertaken due to my suffering a near-fatal injury on November 30, 2015, was to have focused on the Wadi-al-Arish “arroyo” drainage basin covering almost 1/3 of the Sinai Peninsula…. But the express purpose of this research was to have been the Sinaitic origins of the Hebrew religion, and I remain confident that we would have been able to discover further evidence of polytheism among the early Hebrews or their immediate ancestors….
Listen to some profound words of truth and fairness by a VERY smart guy:
Anyone who knows me even slightly would know that I’d rather have four root canals than watch a professional football game all the way through (all four quarters). I have hated the fanaticism of football religion ever since I was a kid. And I do mean both “World” Football and American Football. But Super Bowl? It actually inspired me to work on the Sabbath just to separate myself from the television glued crowd. I consider Football worship to be one of the ultimate and worst forms of degenerate depravity in the service of the collapse of Western Civilization, and insult to Christianity, a glorification of money and sex and non-European peoples…. and this is just the beginning of what I think of Football and Super Bowl Sunday. I’d say that football is exactly one-notch up from pro-rape rap music.
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Jeff Crow Wow! I take it u feel passionately about this topic. lol
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Charles Edward Lincoln I was a kid in the 1960s, becoming a teenager in the 1970s, in Dallas, and so I remember Tom Landry and the Dallas Cowboys very well. But I saw then what I see now: obsession with sports has replaced Church on Sunday (did you know that most Church services in the 16th-19th centuries began in the afternoon, and sometimes lasted three to four hours? The Germans were the ones who took it the farthest, preaching from 10-4….
Talk about a sacrilegious impossibility now… I feel like this is parallel to a discussion one might have about Neo-Con vs. Palaeoconservative Ideology. 1970s football of the era of Nixon and Kissinger and Reagan….being the Neocons…. Organized sports originated and developed almost simultaneously with Big Corporations in America and England.
The concept of team playing is psychologically consistent with corporate suppression of individual as opposed to group enterprise.
The first “teams” were rowing teams at Harvard and Yale in the 1840s. I confess I did some rowing in my Ivy years…. Good arm exercise, I miss it…
But PROFESSIONAL SPORTS didn’t really come into vogue until the late 19th Century—the Robber Baron Era—Fed by Government Contracts and Subsidies like gigantic land grants and resource “Concessions”…. monopolies in other words….
And professional football was a creature of the 1950s—the birth of television, the heyday of Madison Avenue advertising. The football franchises and leagues…. all creatures of the televised world, all intimately evolved with advertising and taking the minds and leisure hours away from thinking about God and positive politics or social conscience—Public Issues—Professional Sports are a creature of Consumerist Society—Re-read Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World….
Man…. I do feel passionately about this issue.
Sports ARE ten times the Opiate of the Masses—Religion inspires people (sometimes) to behave in a moral way and do very good things. Sports from the Golden Era of the 1970s-1990s you’re talking inspired O.J. Simpson to get an A-grade model beauty for his white wife and then kill her….. and get acquitted of murder on the criminal charges anyhow….
Professional Sports was part of the master plan to integrate society in the 1950s and break down the race barrier, to degrade women as mere sex objects (cheer leaders, “pseudo prostitutes” as Joss Whedon had one of his characters say in an early season of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the 1990s).
The salaries paid professional sports stars is one of the sources of false dreaming in the U.S.—- people want something for nothing, every guy wants to be a multi-millionaire football star, every girl wants to be a Kardashian hanging out with one….
So do you think I’m wrong about any of these perspectives? If so, tell me…
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Jonathan Whiting Southern men would rather go home and watch a football game than work to regain our Soveriegnty from the U.S. Government. This is why we are not free.
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Charles Edward Lincoln I tend to think that was the PURPOSE of football—Sundays used to be a day to reflect on right and wrong, on the difference between good and evil in private and public life. Now it’s a day for men to chug beer and wish they had million dollar salaries which require no thinking….and get them laid twenty times a day if they are so inclined…..
Polls following this vote show that more than 90% of the actively interested public oppose the removal of these statues. But the debate rages on. Those on the side of removal, sponsored by Mayor Mitch Landrieu, call their opponents hateful racist reactionaries who support monuments to traitors. They accuse us of irrational adherence to a culture of hate and to the “Memory of the Lost Cause”…
Listening, at several meetings of the New Orleans City Council, and reading online, the only wildly irrational hatred and hateful speech I hear in this debate comes from people on Mitch Landrieu-pro-Removal side of the fence. Just this morning, a fellow named Michael Dominici posted on “Save our Circle in New Orleans on Facebook: “Slavery was an American Holocaust.” Let’s start there. I challenged him to explain what on earth he could possibly mean by that choice of words.
In 1860—South Carolina, ten years after the death of Senator and U.S. Vice President John Caldwell Calhoun… decided that the Union with the United States was not for her. The results of South Carolina’s choice were a disastrous war and a much worse reconstruction, but ultimately, the path of decline which the Union chose has led to Barack Hussein Obama.
For South Carolina, the 150th anniversary of the final collapse of the Confederacy was “celebrated” by a false flag, clumsily staged shooting in an old historical African Methodist Episcopal Church which had existed DURING Slavery (this is the LAST kind of target any real white supremacist would have picked—because these were exactly the proverbial “good darkies” Sheriff Leander Perez of St. Bernard’s Parish used to talk about. Dylan Storm Roof was no more a genuine White Supremacist than I am a genuine Rastafarian (although I love Jamaica and listen to Bob Marley music just fine…).
The Charleston Shooting was a Federal plan—which echoed within days in New Orleans with Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s demand to take down the Confederate monuments. Three days ago, on Thursday December 17, 2015, the New Orleans City Council approved Mitch Landrieu’s puppet play insanity—but we have not yet begun to fight…. I promise…. and then
on Friday, yesterday, and today, U.S. 41, they announced that the Old Dixie Highway in Florida, has now been renamed for “President Obama” (including the famous coastal Skyway south of St. Petersburg…
As an anthropologist, I have to ask: what are the elements of a people’s cultural identity? History, Heritage, Heroes, Holidays…. and all of the History, Heritage, Heroes, and Holidays of my people, the Southern White Anglo-Saxon Protestants of the Untied States, are under vicious attack.
This is GENOCIDE….. This is a NIGHTMARE….
Highway name changed:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vEPEotzOgg (short clip)
The Night they Drove Old Dixie Down, by Joan:
Johnny Cash’s version:
This is getting SO tiresome: http://www.sott.net/article/306404-SOTT-Exclusive-Multi-site-attack-exercises-held-same-day-as-Paris-attack
Assembly rejects measure to limit police seizure of assets
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Facing intense opposition from law enforcement groups, a measure to limit police seizures of cash, cars and other property from people not convicted of a crime fell flat in the Assembly on Thursday.
The measure, by Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles), would curb the use of a 1980s drug war-era U.S. law, which allows local agencies that work with federal officials to keep such assets if there’s suspicion they were used in a crime or are the proceeds of illegal activity.
Lawmakers seek to curb police seizures of assets
Critics of the forfeiture law say the practice is being abused to plug budget gaps in police departments.
“I don’t like being on the opposite side of a bill from our law enforcement professionals … but it is a core principle of American justice that each person has his or her day in court before his or her property is taken,” said Assemblyman David Hadley (R-Manhattan Beach), co-author of the measure.
The bill would have required law enforcement to return confiscated property unless there is a criminal conviction.
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The proposal has been scaled back as it has journeyed through the Legislature. But it is still fiercely opposed by law enforcement groups, who argue the measure would constrain their partnerships with federal agencies.
“We need to make sure [law enforcement] has the tools to go after the real bad guys,” said Assemblyman Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine), adding that the bill “goes too far and completely takes those tools away.”
The bill was opposed by Republicans and some Democrats, and failed on a 24-41 vote in the Assembly. It could be revived on the floor in the future, but the deadline to pass bills this year is Friday.
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In my lifetime, I have only really idolized one living politician, and that was the late Alabama Governor George Corley Wallace. I think he really was the “last best” American Politician, and that he could have been elected President in 1972 had he not been shot down by Arthur Bremer in Silver Spring, Maryland. There is certainly nobody like him sending any messages today today—nobody who could or would possibly deliver a speech like the one he did, 52 and a half years ago. I was just a kid (11-12 years old) but I had the privilege of shaking Governor Wallace’s at a Rally in Jackson Square in 1971 and again in 1972 in Dallas, Texas before the tragedy….Many have heard the single line from this address about “Segregation”—but the rest of his speech is so fine and eloquent, that I thought I should post it here. I think it is one of the finest American political speeches of the 20th century.
Governor Patterson, Governor Barnette, from one of the greatest states in this nation, Mississippi, Judge Brown, representing Governor Hollings of South Carolina, _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, members of the Alabama Congressional Delegation, members of the Alabama Legislature, distinguished guests, fellow Alabamians: Before I begin my talk with you, I want to ask you for a few minutes patience while I say something that is on my heart: I want to thank those home folks of my county who first gave an anxious country boy his opportunity to serve in State politics. I shall always owe a lot to those who gave me that first opportunity to serve.
I will never forget the warm support and close loyalty at the folks of Suttons, Haigler’s Mill, Eufaula, Beat 6 and Beat 14, Richards Cross Roads and Gammage Beat . . . at Baker Hill, Beat 8, and Comer, Spring Hill, Adams Chapel and Mount Andrew . . . White Oak, Baxter’s Station, Clayton, Louisville and Cunnigham Place; Horns Crossroads, Texasville and Blue Springs, where the vote was 304 for Wallace and 1 for the opposition . . . and the dear little lady whom I heard had made that one vote against me . . by mistake . . because she couldn’t see too well . . and she had pulled the wrong lever . . . Bless her heart. At Clio, my birthplace, and Elamville. I shall never forget them. May God bless them.
And I shall forever remember that election day morning as I waited . . . and suddenly at ten o’clock that morning the first return of a box was flashed over this state: it carried the message . . . . Wallace 15, opposition zero; and it came from the Hamrick Beat at Putman’s Mountain where live the great hill people of our state. May God bless the mountain man . . his loyalty is unshakeable, he’ll do to walk down the road with.
I hope you’ll forgive me these few moments of remembering . . . but I wanted them . . and you . . to know, that I shall never forget.
And I wish I could shake hands and thank all of you in this state who voted for me . . and those of you who did not . . for I know you voted your honest convictions . . . and now, we must stand together and move the great State of Alabama forward.
I would be remiss, this day, if I did not thank my wonderful wife and fine family for their patience, support and loyalty . . . . and there is no man living who does not owe more to his mother than he can ever repay, and I want my mother to know that I realize my debt to her.
This is the day of my Inauguration as Governor of the State of Alabama. And on this day I feel a deep obligation to renew my pledges, my covenants with you . . . the people of this great state.
General Robert E. Lee said that “duty” is the sublimest word on the English language and I have come, increasingly, to realize what he meant. I SHALL do my duty to you, God helping . . . to every man, to every woman . . . yes, to every child in this state. I shall fulfill my duty toward honesty and economy in our State government so that no man shall have a part of his livelihood cheated and no child shall have a bit of his future stolen away.
I have said to you that I would eliminate the liquor agents in this state and that the money saved would be returned to our citizens . . . I am happy to report to you that I am now filling orders for several hundred one-way tickets and stamped on them are these words . . . “for liquor agents . . . destination: . . . out of Alabama.” I am happy to report to you that the big-wheeling cocktail-party boys have gotten the word that their free whiskey and boat rides are over . . . that the farmer in the field, the worker in the factory, the businessman in his office, the housewife in her home, have decided that the money can be better spent to help our children’s education and our older citizens . . . and they have put a man in office to see that it is done. It shall be done. Let me say one more time . . . . no more liquor drinking in your governor’s mansion.
I shall fulfill my duty in working hard to bring industry into our state, not only by maintaining an honest, sober and free-enterprise climate of government in which industry can have confidence . . but in going out and getting it . . . so that our people can have industrial jobs in Alabama and provide a better life for their children.
I shall not forget my duty to our senior citizens . . . so that their lives can be lived in dignity and enrichment of the golden years, nor to our sick, both mental and physical . . . and they will know we have not forsaken them. I want the farmer to feel confident that in this State government he has a partner who will work with him in raising his income and increasing his markets. And I want the laboring man to know he has a friend who is sincerely striving to better his field of endeavor.
I want to assure every child that this State government is not afraid to invest in their future through education, so that they will not be handicapped on every threshold of their lives.
Today I have stood, where once Jefferson Davis stood, and took an oath to my people. It is very appropriate then that from this Cradle of the Confederacy, this very Heart of the Great Anglo-Saxon Southland, that today we sound the drum for freedom as have our generations of forebears before us done, time and time again through history. Let us rise to the call of freedom-loving blood that is in us and send our answer to the tyranny that clanks its chains upon the South. In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever.
The Washington, D.C. school riot report is disgusting and revealing. We will not sacrifice our children to any such type school system–and you can write that down. The federal troops in Mississippi could be better used guarding the safety of the citizens of Washington, D.C., where it is even unsafe to walk or go to a ballgame–and that is the nation’s capitol. I was safer in a B-29 bomber over Japan during the war in an air raid, than the people of Washington are walking to the White House neighborhood. A closer example is Atlanta. The city officials fawn for political reasons over school integration and THEN build barricades to stop residential integration- -what hypocrisy!
Let us send this message back to Washington by our representatives who are with us today . . that from this day we are standing up, and the heel of tyranny does not fit the neck of an upright man . . . that we intend to take the offensive and carry our fight for freedom across the nation, wielding the balance of power we know we possess in the Southland . . . . that WE, not the insipid bloc of voters of some sections . . will determine in the next election who shall sit in the White House of these United States . . . That from this day, from this hour . . . from this minute . . . we give the word of a race of honor that we will tolerate their boot in our face no longer . . . . and let those certain judges put that in their opium pipes of power and smoke it for what it is worth.
Hear me, Southerners! You sons and daughters who have moved north and west throughout this nation . . . . we call on you from your native soil to join with us in national support and vote . . and we know . . . wherever you are . . away from the hearths of the Southland . . . that you will respond, for though you may live in the fartherest reaches of this vast country . . . . your heart has never left Dixieland.
And you native sons and daughters of old New England’s rock-ribbed patriotism . . . and you sturdy natives of the great Mid-West . . and you descendants of the far West flaming spirit of pioneer freedom . . we invite you to come and be with us . . for you are of the Southern spirit . . and the Southern philosophy . . . you are Southerners too and brothers with us in our fight.
What I have said about segregation goes double this day . . . and what I have said to or about some federal judges goes TRIPLE this day.
Alabama has been blessed by God as few states in this Union have been blessed. Our state owns ten percent of all the natural resources of all the states in our country. Our inland waterway system is second to none . . . and has the potential of being the greatest waterway transport system in the entire world. We possess over thirty minerals in usable quantities and our soil is rich and varied, suited to a wide variety of plants. Our native pine and forestry system produces timber faster than we can cut it and yet we have only pricked the surface of the great lumber and pulp potential.
With ample rainfall and rich grasslands our live stock industry is in the infancy of a giant future that can make us a center of the big and growing meat packing and prepared foods marketing. We have the favorable climate, streams, woodlands, beaches, and natural beauty to make us a recreational mecca in the booming tourist and vacation industry. Nestled in the great Tennessee Valley, we possess the Rocket center of the world and the keys to the space frontier.
While the trade with a developing Europe built the great port cities of the east coast, our own fast developing port of Mobile faces as a magnetic gateway to the great continent of South America, well over twice as large and hundreds of times richer in resources, even now awakening to the growing probes of enterprising capital with a potential of growth and wealth beyond any present dream for our port development and corresponding results throughout the connecting waterways that thread our state.
And while the manufacturing industries of free enterprise have been coming to our state in increasing numbers, attracted by our bountiful natural resouces, our growing numbers of skilled workers and our favorable conditions, their present rate of settlement here can be increased from the trickle they now represent to a stream of enterprise and endeavor, capital and expansion that can join us in our work of development and enrichment of the educational futures of our children, the opportunities of our citizens and the fulfillment of our talents as God has given them to us. To realize our ambitions and to bring to fruition our dreams, we as Alabamians must take cognizance of the world about us.
We must re- define our heritage, re-school our thoughts in the lessons our forefathers knew so well, first hand, in order to function and to grow and to prosper. We can no longer hide our head in the sand and tell ourselves that the ideology of our free fathers is not being attacked and is not being threatened by another idea . . . for it is.
We are faced with an idea that if a centralized government assume enough authority, enough power over its people, that it can provide a utopian life . . that if given the power to dictate, to forbid, to require, to demand, to distribute, to edict and to judge what is best and enforce that will produce only “good” . . and it shall be our father . . . . and our God. It is an idea of government that encourages our fears and destroys our faith . . . for where there is faith, there is no fear, and where there is fear, there is no faith.
In encouraging our fears of economic insecurity it demands we place that economic management and control with government; in encouraging our fear of educational development it demands we place that education and the minds of our children under management and control of government, and even in feeding our fears of physical infirmities and declining years, it offers and demands to father us through it all and even into the grave. It is a government that claims to us that it is bountiful as it buys its power from us with the fruits of its rapaciousness of the wealth that free men before it have produced and builds on crumbling credit without responsibilities to the debtors . . . our children.
It is an ideology of government erected on the encouragement of fear and fails to recognize the basic law of our fathers that governments do not produce wealth . . . people produce wealth . . . free people; and those people become less free . . . as they learn there is little reward for ambition . . . that it requires faith to risk . . . and they have none . . as the government must restrict and penalize and tax incentive and endeavor and must increase its expenditures of bounties . . . then this government must assume more and more police powers and we find we are become government- fearing people . . . not God-fearing people. We find we have replaced faith with fear . . . and though we may give lip service to the Almighty . . in reality, government has become our god. It is, therefore, a basically ungodly government and its appeal to the psuedo-intellectual and the politician is to change their status from servant of the people to master of the people . . . to play at being God . . . without faith in God . . . and without the wisdom of God.
It is a system that is the very opposite of Christ for it feeds and encourages everything degenerate and base in our people as it assumes the responsibilities that we ourselves should assume. Its psuedo-liberal spokesmen and some Harvard advocates have never examined the logic of its substitution of what it calls “human rights” for individual rights, for its propaganda play on words has appeal for the unthinking. Its logic is totally material and irresponsible as it runs the full gamut of human desires . . . including the theory that everyone has voting rights without the spiritual responsibility of preserving freedom. Our founding fathers recognized those rights . . . but only within the framework of those spiritual responsiblities. But the strong, simple faith and sane reasoning of our founding fathers has long since been forgotten as the so-called “progressives” tell us that our Constitution was written for “horse and buggy” days . . . so were the Ten Commandments.
Not so long ago men stood in marvel and awe at the cities, the buildings, the schools, the autobahns that the government of Hitler’s Germany had built . . . just as centuries before they stood in wonder of Rome’s building . . . but it could not stand . . . for the system that built it had rotted the souls of the builders . . . and in turn . . . rotted the foundation of what God meant that men should be. Today that same system on an international scale is sweeping the world. It is the “changing world” of which we are told . . . it is called “new” and “liberal”. It is as old as the oldest dictator. It is degenerate and decadent. As the national racism of Hitler’s Germany persecuted a national minority to the whim of a national majority . . . so the international racism of the liberals seek to persecute the international white minority to the whim of the international colored majority . . . so that we are footballed about according to the favor of the Afro-Asian bloc. But the Belgian survivors of the Congo cannot present their case to a war crimes commission . . . nor the Portuguese of Angola . . . nor the survivors of Castro . . . nor the citizens of Oxford, Mississippi.
It is this theory of international power politic that led a group of men on the Supreme Court for the first time in American history to issue an edict, based not on legal precedent, but upon a volume, the editor of which said our Constitution is outdated and must be changed and the writers of which, some had admittedly belonged to as many as half a hundred communist-front organizations. It is this theory that led this same group of men to briefly bare the ungodly core of that philosophy in forbidding little school children to say a prayer. And we find the evidence of that ungodliness even in the removal of the words “in God we trust” from some of our dollars, which was placed there as like evidence by our founding fathers as the faith upon which this system of government was built. It is the spirit of power thirst that caused a President in Washington to take up Caesar’s pen and with one stroke of it make a law.
A Law which the law making body of Congress refused to pass . . . a law that tells us that we can or cannot buy or sell our very homes, except by his conditions . . . and except at HIS descretion. It is the spirit of power thirst that led the same President to launch a full offensive of twenty-five thousand troops against a university . . . of all places . . . in his own country . . . and against his own people, when this nation maintains only six thousand troops in the beleagured city of Berlin. We have witnessed such acts of “might makes right” over the world as men yielded to the temptation to play God . . . but we have never before witnessed it in America. We reject such acts as free men. We do not defy, for there is nothing to defy . . . since as free men we do not recognize any government right to give freedom . . . or deny freedom. No government erected by man has that right. As Thomas Jefferson said, “The God who gave us life, gave us liberty at the same time; no King holds the right of liberty in his hands.” Nor does any ruler in American government.
We intend, quite simply, to practice the free heritage as bequeathed to us as sons of free fathers. We intend to re-vitalize the truly new and progressive form of government that is less that two hundred years old . . . a government first founded in this nation simply and purely on faith . . . that there is a personal God who rewards good and punishes evil . . . that hard work will receive its just deserts . . . that ambition and ingenuity and incentiveness . . . and profit of such . . are admirable traits and goals . . that the individual is encouraged in his spiritual growth and from that growth arrives at a character that enhances his charity toward others and from that character and that charity so is influenced business, and labor and farmer and government. We intend to renew our faith as God-fearing men . . . not government-fearing men nor any other kind of fearing-men. We intend to roll up our sleeves and pitch in to develop this full bounty God has given us . . . to live full and useful lives and in absolute freedom from all fear. Then can we enjoy the full richness of the Great American Dream.
We have placed this sign, “In God We Trust,” upon our State Capitol on this Inauguration Day as physical evidence of determination to renew the faith of our fathers and to practice the free heritage they bequeathed to us. We do this with the clear and solemn knowledge that such physical evidence is evidently a direct violation of the logic of that Supreme Court in Washington D.C., and if they or their spokesmen in this state wish to term this defiance . . . I say . . . then let them make the most of it.
This nation was never meant to be a unit of one . . . but a united of the many . . . . that is the exact reason our freedom loving forefathers established the states, so as to divide the rights and powers among the states, insuring that no central power could gain master government control.
In united effort we were meant to live under this government . . . whether Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, or whatever one’s denomonation or religious belief . . . each respecting the others right to a separate denomination . . . each, by working to develop his own, enriching the total of all our lives through united effort. And so it was meant in our political lives . . . whether Republican, Democrat, Prohibition, or whatever political party . . . each striving from his separate political station . . . respecting the rights of others to be separate and work from within their political framework . . . and each separate political station making its contribution to our lives . . . .
And so it was meant in our racial lives . . . each race, within its own framework has the freedom to teach . . to instruct . . to develop . . to ask for and receive deserved help from others of separate racial stations. This is the great freedom of our American founding fathers . . . but if we amalgamate into the one unit as advocated by the communist philosophers . . then the enrichment of our lives . . . the freedom for our development . . . is gone forever. We become, therefore, a mongrel unit of one under a single all powerful government . . . and we stand for everything . . . and for nothing.
The true brotherhood of America, of respecting the separateness of others . . and uniting in effort . . has been so twisted and distorted from its original concept that there is a small wonder that communism is winning the world.
We invite the negro citizens of Alabama to work with us from his separate racial station . . as we will work with him . . to develop, to grow in individual freedom and enrichment. We want jobs and a good future for BOTH races . . the tubercular and the infirm. This is the basic heritage of my religion, if which I make full practice . . . . for we are all the handiwork of God.
But we warn those, of any group, who would follow the false doctrine of communistic amalgamation that we will not surrender our system of government . . . our freedom of race and religion . . . that freedom was won at a hard price and if it requires a hard price to retain it . . we are able . . and quite willing to pay it.
The liberals’ theory that poverty, discrimination and lack of opportunity is the cause of communism is a false theory . . . if it were true the South would have been the biggest single communist bloc in the western hemisphere long ago . . . for after the great War Between the States, our people faced a desolate land of burned universities, destroyed crops and homes, with manpower depleted and crippled, and even the mule, which was required to work the land, was so scarce that whole communities shared one animal to make the spring plowing. There were no government handouts, no Marshall Plan aid, no coddling to make sure that our people would not suffer; instead the South was set upon by the vulturous carpetbagger and federal troops, all loyal Southerners were denied the vote at the point of bayonet, so that the infamous, illegal 14th Amendment might be passed. There was no money, no food and no hope of either. But our grandfathers bent their knee only in church and bowed their head only to God.
Not for a single instant did they ever consider the easy way of federal dictatorship and amalgamation in return for fat bellies. They fought. They dug sweet roots from the ground with their bare hands and boiled them in iron pots . . . . they gathered poke salad from the woods and acorns from the ground. They fought. They followed no false doctrine . . . they knew what the wanted . . and they fought for freedom! They came up from their knees in the greatest disply of sheer nerve, grit and guts that has ever been set down in the pages of written history . . . and they won! The great writer, Rudyard Kipling wrote of them, that: “There in the Southland of the United States of America, lives the greatest fighting breed of man . . . in all the world!”
And that is why today, I stand ashamed of the fat, well-fed whimperers who say that it is inevitable . . . that our cause is lost. I am ashamed of them . . . . and I am ashamed for them. They do not represent the people of the Southland.
And may we take note of one other fact, with all trouble with communists that some sections of this country have . . . there are not enough native communists in the South to fill up a telephone booth . . . . and THAT is a matter of public FBI record.
We remind all within hearing of this Southland that a Southerner, Peyton Randolph, presided over the Continental Congress in our nation’s beginning . . . that a Southerner, Thomas Jefferson, wrote the Declaration of Independence, that a Southerner, George Washington, is the Father of our country . . . that a Southerner, James Madison, authored our Constitution, that a Southerner, George Mason, authored the Bill of Rights and it was a Southerner who said, “Give me liberty . . . . . . or give me death,” Patrick Henry.
Southerners played a most magnificent part in erecting this great divinely inspired system of freedom . . and as God is our witnesses, Southerners will save it.
Let us, as Alabamians, grasp the hand of destiny and walk out of the shadow of fear . . . and fill our divine destination. Let us not simply defend . . but let us assume the leadership of the fight and carry our leadership across this nation. God has placed us here in this crisis . . . let is not fail in this . . our most historical moment.
You are here today, present in this audience, and to you over this great state, wherever you are in sound of my voice, I want to humbly and with all sincerity, thank you for your faith in me.
I promise you that I will try to make you a good governor. I promise you that, as God gives me the wisdom and the strength, I will be sincere with you. I will be honest with you.
I will apply the old sound rule of our fathers, that anything worthy of our defense is worthy of one hundred percent of our defense. I have been taught that freedom meant freedom from any threat or fear of government. I was born in that freedom, I was raised in that freedom . . . I intend to live live in that freedom . . . and God willing, when I die, I shall leave that freedom to my children . . . as my father left it to me.
My pledge to you . . . to “Stand up for Alabama,” is a stronger pledge today than it was the first day I made that pledge. I shall “Stand up for Alabama,” as Governor of our State . . . you stand with me . . . and we, together, can give courageous leadership to millions of people throughout this nation who look to the South for their hope in this fight to win and preserve our freedoms and liberties.
So help me God.
And my prayer is that the Father who reigns above us will bless all the people of this great sovereign State and nation, both white and black.
I thank you.
Source: Alabama Governor, Inaugural addresses and programs, SP194, Alabama Department of Archives and History
The ownership of history defines a people and their nation. I am a Southern heir of the Confederacy and the Old South. I will never allow any modern politician to take my grandparents’ love for me or their love for their grandparents’ cause. I spent my elementary school years with a Confederate Flag hanging in my room, and related pictures all over my grandparents’ home and several aunts’ & uncles’ homes. To purge this heritage would mean to purge myself, and, I’m sorry folks, but I just don’t want to be purged.
I took my son Charlie to Beauvoir (and Confederate Memorial Hall) many times when he was living here with me, when he was little. I hope that there are enough people who feel as I do to make sure that my great-great grandchildren will still remember and honor the Lees, the Jacksons (Andrew & Stonewall), Davis, Beauregard, Forrest, the Polks (James K. & Leonidas), and all the other Confederate heroes of the war of 1861-65.
There is a Federal Law of Cultural Resource Management built into the National Environmental Policy Act of 1970 (“NEPA”). In my opinion, the removal of the Four Major Monuments and any other alterations would have a major negative impact on the cultural environment and resources of New Orleans.
It would disturb the management and preservation of all other features of the city to remove these centrally placed and important “monumental” focal points of attention. For all these reasons, removal of the monuments would violate Federal Law and must be opposed in Court if the City Council votes in favor. Oh, and we should campaign vigorously to recall the mayor and all members of the City Council and demand a special election. I, for one, think this is worth fighting for on every front, until the monuments can be secured “for ourselves and our posterity.”
I have to admit, I have NO such similar feelings about President William McKinley. http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2015/08/31/if-not-for-a-mountain-what-is-president-mckinleys-legacy/?wprss=rss_business. As the Washington Post article indicates, his only real legacy is the Spanish-American War of 1898, engendered and possibly engineered by the first major “False Flag” event in US History—the sinking of the Battleship Maine in Havana Harbor.
In that rather inglorious imperialist episode, we conquered Cuba, Puerto Rico, the Philippine Islands and Guam from Spain. Of these, we only have Puerto Rico and Guam to show for our efforts now. The Annexation of Hawaii in the same year, 1898, had almost nothing to do with the Spanish-American War, but what the heck, so long as we were out there collecting Tropical Islands generally and Pacific Islands in particular, right?
The Annexation of Hawaii was among the most utterly illegal acts ever committed in the name of the United States of America. Hawaii had been recognized as a sovereign and independent nation, first as the self-governing indigenous Kingdom of Hawaii founded by King Kamehameha, for over 100 years, and then as an Anglo-Saxon Republic after the overthrow of the native Kingship, by all the major powers of the world, including the United States.
In short, the Annexation of Hawaii was as absolutely and totally illegal as Cousin Abe’s war to suppress his own and his wife’s Southern cousins into submission, abject submission, although the Yankee Imperialist Conquest of Hawaii was bloodless and therefore “benign,” right? Still, Hawaii has solid grounds for secession and nullification of its relations with the United States. And I hope that Hawaii will lead the way in the dissolution of the Union. That way the first shot of the next War of Secession doesn’t have to be fired here in the South this time.
(Oh, and that will resolve all questions regarding Barack Hussein Obama’s citizenship, although I, for one, am fairly convinced he was born in Kenya. But since Hawaii was illegally annexed, it’s not part of the United States either, so “two birds with one stone.”)(yes, I am grinning as I write this last parenthetical).
But Why is Barack Obama involved in the renaming of Mount McKinley? Is it because he is bitter about the annexation of his “native” Hawaii? Well, if so, and as noted, I am too.
But I believe, really and truly, that Obama’s purpose in renaming Mount McKinley is part of a broader purpose and policy which stands as the cornerstone of his administration: ALL OF WHITE AMERICA MUST BE SUPPRESSED AND DIE. And McKinley, even if he was a nasty Republican Imperialist just like Abraham Lincoln before him and Theodore Roosevelt after him, was white. And THAT, my friends, is what I would consider to be the real connexion between the renaming of Mount McKinley and the renaming of Lee Circle and Jefferson Davis Parkway…… One less “Monument” to a Dead White Male on the American map.
Obama claims that his purpose in renaming Mount Denali was to honor the Alaskan Athabaskans (Tinneh or Na Diné), who number approximately 6,400 in Alaska today, according to Wikipedia. The total population of Alaska in 2013 was 737,259, and Hispanics outnumber Native Americans almost 3 to 1 as a percentage of the population. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/02000.html
I have no idea how many of these enrolled tribal members actually speak an Athabaskan language, but I am sure it is less than the 6,400 total, and so it is much less than the generation of millions of Elementary School Students who had to learn their American geography and history together.
Wipe McKinley off the map? I would be dishonest and hypocritical to say it were “no great loss”, even though I cannot and do not particularly admire the man or his “legacy.” Because if traditional historical names can be changed for the benefit of tiny minorities…. well, then the 25,000 of us who have signed petitions to save Lee Circle and the Lee and Jefferson Davis Monuments in this city are indeed in a hopeless position.
Bank of America ruined their retirement, Deborah and Ronald Goodin testified, and it may have ruined their marriage, too.
The Goodins, like many American families, made a bad business decision just as the Great Recession began. By 2009, they filed for bankruptcy. They never missed a payment into a bankruptcy trust that was supposed to take care of their mortgage.
But then a year after taxpayers gave Bank of America a $45 billion bailout, that bank took over the mortgage from another lender in August 2009, and Bank of America, which handles trillions of dollars of deposits, failed to file a routine legal motion that would give it access to the bankruptcy trust.
BOA like the other banks is in pursuit of foreclosures for many reasons. They have no right to foreclosure and the real creditor is being blocked out of the equation. The so-called investor doesn’t even know the foreclosure was filed. And they are contractually stopped from even inquiring, just as the Trustees of the REMIC Trusts don’t know anything, don’t have anything and are not allowed to do anything or ask anything.
The plain truth is that BOA and other banks are pursuing foreclosures not because they are the lender or a successor to a lender or even an authorized representative of the real creditor. They are actually using the illusion of a default and foreclosure to cover up the fact that they are really suing for themselves — even if they are not the lender, the successor or authorized representatives. They are getting title to homes in which they have no investment.
SO THE FREE HOUSE IS GOING TO BOA AND OTHER BANKS, NOT THE BORROWER.
1. Bank of America’s Motion to Amend Pleadings is DENIED.
2. The Court intends to enter judgment in favor of Plaintiffs Ronald and Deborah Goodin and against Bank of America in the amount of $204,000 once attorneys’ fees have been decided. The Goodins have until July 15, 2015 to file a motion for attorneys’ fees and costs, and Bank of America has until August 10, 2015 to respond.
DONE AND ORDERED
Reference Info:Federal, 11th Circuit, Florida | United States
As I have written many times, I am a “cradle to the grave” Episcopalian, but I am constantly shocked and scandalized by the treachery my Church’s clergy and leadership. Ours was the first “National Church” ever established, and it should respect those of us whose lives and whose parents, grandparents, and ancestors’ lives created it.
ATTACHED IS AN ARTICLE FROM THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL REMOVING THE THE WINDOWS THAT HONORS CONFEDERATE HISTORY. THE PHONE # FOR THE CATHEDRAL IS (202)537-6200. I CALLED THEM THIS MORNING AND GOT AN ANSWER. I DID NOT MENTION MY NAME OR SCV (EXCEPT I WAS A FORMER EPISCOPALIAN) THIS ALLOWED ME MORE FREEDOM TO GET A NON RELATED POINT. THIS SAME CHURCH HAD A MUSLIM PRAYER SERVICE A FEW MONTHS A GO. BEING AFFILIATED WITH THE NATION EPISCOPAL CHURCH IS ALSO A SODOMITE CHURCH. TOLD THEM THE FOLLOWING’\, THE NATIONAL CATHEDRAL CLAIMS TO BE A HOUSE OF PRAYER FOR ALL THE PEOPLE? THE LADY SAID YES. THEN I SAID FOR EXCEPT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE SOUTHERN AND ADMIRE ROBERT E LEE & STONEWALL JACKSON. I TOLD THEM IF YOU STUDIED YOUR HISTORY YOU WOULD OF FOUND THAT ROBERT E. LEE AND STONEWALL JACKSON WERE SOME OF THE FINEST CHRISTIANS ON THE EARTH. LEE & JACKSON BOTH OPPOSED SLAVERY AND STONEWALL FOUNDED A MISSION FOR SLAVES AND FREE PERSONS OF COLOR AND IN SOME FORM THAT IS EXISTENCE TODAY. THIS THING TO REMOVE EVERYTHING CONFEDERATE IS MISGUIDED. WITH FREEDOM I LOST IT BEING A FORMER EPISCOPALIAN IT MAYBE NOT SUCH A BAD THING THAT THESE FINE CHRISTIAN MEN DO NOT HAVE TO BE HONORED IN A CHURCH THAT NOW EMBRACES SODOMY. BUT THIS IS WRONG WHEN YOU ALSO HAVE A BUST OF ADOLPH HITLER WITH A SNAKE. I APOLOGIZE FOR SOUNDING ANGRY BUT I AM BECAUSE THIS ISIS STYLE HATRED TO REMOVE EVERYTHING CONFEDERATE WHILE YOUR CHURCH ALLOWS MUSLIM PRAYER SERVICES WHILE TURNING ITS BACK ON CHRIST.
IF YOU WANT TO HELP FLOOD THIS CHURCH WITH CALLS AT LEAST CALL THEM ON IT. IF YOU PLAN TO SAY YOU ARE A SON OF CONFEDERATE VETERAN FOR GOD’S SAKE USE THE GENTLEMAN AND PROFESSIONAL APPROACH.
JOHN B WARING
NATIONAL CATHEDRAL PHONE # (202) 537-6200
WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 25, 2015
Washington National Cathedral Dean Gary Hall: It’s Time to Remove Stained Glass Windows That Honor Confederate History
“We do not seek to eliminate reminders of a painful past. Rather, we seek to represent that past honestly in a manner that matches our shared aspirations for a diverse, just, and compassionate nation.” – The Very Rev. Gary Hall
WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 25, 2015) Following is a statement from the Very Rev. Gary Hall, dean of Washington National Cathedral:
“In 1953, Washington National Cathedral installed stained glass windows honoring the lives and legacies of Confederate Generals Stonewall Jackson and Robert E. Lee. Both windows display the image of the Confederate battle flag.
“The Cathedral installed these windows, in part, because its leadership at the time hoped they would foster reconciliation between parts of the nation that had been divided by the Civil War. Because this Cathedral is the “national” cathedral, it sought to depict America’s history in a way that promoted healing and reconciliation.
“It is time to take those windows out. Here, in 2015, we know that celebrating the lives of these two men, and the flag under which they fought, promotes neither healing nor reconciliation, especially for our African-American sisters and brothers.
“While the impetus behind the windows’ installation was a good and noble one at the time, the Cathedral has changed, and so has the America it seeks to represent. There is no place for the Confederate battle flag in the iconography of the nation’s most visible faith community. We cannot in good conscience justify the presence of the Confederate flag in this house of prayer for all people, nor can we honor the systematic oppression of African-Americans for which these two men fought and died.
“In the aftermath of a year of racial tensions and violence—from killings of unarmed black men by police to the shootings of nine members of Emanuel AME Church in Charleston—the Confederate battle flag has emerged as the primary symbol of a culture of white supremacy that we and all Americans of good will must repudiate.
“That’s why I’m calling on the Cathedral’s governing bodies to remove these windows, and to initiate a process by which we may discern what kind of contemporary stained glass windows could adequately represent the history of race, slavery, and division in America.
“Let me be clear: We do not seek to eliminate reminders of a painful past. Rather, we seek to represent that past honestly in a manner that matches our shared aspirations for a diverse, just and compassionate nation.
“Because changing windows in a Gothic building takes time, energy and money, the Cathedral will begin by mounting a display adjacent to the windows to explain them in their historical context. We will gather a representative group to work with us to imagine how new windows can best represent our shared history of war and peace, racial division and reconciliation. We will also discuss the future of the Jackson and Lee windows.
“I express my own personal sorrow at learning of the existence of windows that I and so many others find offensive. And I pledge our willingness to examine our own history in a way that helps our nation come to terms with its own history in healing and reconciling ways.”
Editors: High-resolution images of the two windows are available upon request. Video of Dean Hall addressing the stained glass windows in his sermon at the Cathedral on Sunday, June 28, 2015 is available via the Cathedral’s YouTube Channel.
See also my own previous post:
Donald Trump has won a lot of national support for his position that “anchor babies” are not U.S. Citizens. https://www.yahoo.com/politics/birthright-citizenship-where-the-2016-127093585661.html
Despite their appetite for socialism and socialist engineering of U.S. Demography, I think it is fair to say that few if any the Radical Republican Framers of the Fourteenth Amendment ever dreamt of or envisioned a situation where millions of “huddled masses” and “wretched refuse ” types of people would come to America just to have babies to enroll in schools and obtain other welfare entitlements.
No, the purpose of the Fourteenth Amendment was to create a national standard for citizenship and civil rights, and to abolish the notion that the States of the United States were equivalent to the “States” who obtain membership in the United Nations.
State citizenship was the weakest point of Cousin Abraham’s Northern policy during the War: while many Radical Republicans wanted to call Robert E. Lee and Jefferson Davis, and every other Confederate Officer and Politician, a “traitor”, these charges simply would not stick for one single reason. From 1776-1868, the individual states were the ones which established and determined citizenship, and so Lee was right to think of himself as a Virginian (about a 10th or 12th generation Virginian, in fact) by both the doctrines of ius solis and ius sanguinis. Jefferson Davis might have been born in Kentucky, but he was a “naturalized” Mississippian. Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard was a 6th or 7th generation Louisianian, like Lee, either by ius solis or ius sanguinis.
So Lee and Beauregard were unquestionably citizens of their own home states, and NOT of the United States. They might have been employed in the armies of the United States, or, like Davis, also officers of the United States Government in its legislative (Senate) and Executive Branches (where Davis was Secretary of War).
But by every pre-War understanding, the Confederate leaders were not CAPABLE of betraying a Country WHICH NEVER EXISTED. Like the States they belonged to, the Confederate Leaders could resign from the service of the Union, but in no legal or moral sense could they be called “traitors” to it, because (at least before 1868) the UNION WAS NOT A SINGLE SOVEREIGNTY. Yes, indeed, quite simply, there WAS no such thing as “United States citizenship” prior to the Fourteenth Amendment—just a very generalized “American” citizenship which dependent on the collaboration and contribution of the ratifying states. And that is why “Birth of a Nation” (by D.W. Griffith) was so correctly named: a collection of closely cooperating and allied free nation-states (small Jeffersonian Democracies) went to war with each other in 1861, and they were, afterwards, at gunpoint, forced into one single new country.
This was the debate that framed Barack Hussein Obama’s Presidency—so long as he could convince (fool?) a majority of the people into believing he was born in Hawaii, he was eligible, under the ius solis doctrine of the 14th Amendment, to be President. But if a ius sanguinis standard should be applied, Obama’s rather famous Kenyan father stood as an absolute obstacle to his eligibility. So as Dinesh D’Souza had shown in his brilliant movie Obama 2016, Obama’s goal as President was absolutely to abolish both the identity and nature of American society and culture. Now the 44th President effects this transformation largely through emotionally manipulative lies and psychological manipulation, rather than democratic process or law.
But, indeed, the language of the Fourteenth Amendment’s “citizenship” clause is clear enough in making “soil” more important than “blood,” and has been consistently applied by the Supreme Court for over a hundred years to mean that literally anyone born in the United States, for any reason, automatically is an American Citizen. This is obviously a disaster for the Country and many have written about it, including the mad Texan elf of Clearwater, Florida, Robert M. Hurt, Jr.:
What Hurt proposes is essentially changing the law by reinterpreting the law, and this often does not work so well—and could in fact be described as the source of much of modern America’s woes—allowing the Supreme Court to say that night is day and day is night is getting old, 62 years after Earl Warren became Chief Justice, 113 after Oliver Wendell Holmes brought Massachusetts “progressivism” to the Court, paving the way for the New Deal for whose eventual triumph (through popularity over constitutional rigor) Holmes might be considered a kind of Prophet….
Among Holmes’ most famous pronouncements is that, “an experiment, as all life is an experiment” (Abrams v. United States, 250 U.S. 616, 630 (1919)). Allowing, or even encouraging, population replacement—the “Browning of America”—is among the left’s favorite long-term social goals and experiments, and (admittedly) all of us who oppose the Browning of America are classified by Salon.com, the Huffington Post, and the New York Times, among others, as vile racist reactionaries.
But I can live with that. As far as the way out, though, as far as how White America can preserve itself, I don’t think that verbal games such as Robert M. Hurt, Jr., Donald John Trump, and many others will work.
No, I always prefer dealing with issues directly and in taking a “full-frontal” approach. The Fourteenth Amendment resulted from a massive war of Centralization of Power. The only politician in MY LIFETIME who ever addressed the problem directly was San Diego Mayor and later California Governor and Senator Pete Wilson: who directly advocated repeal of the citizenship clause of the 14th Amendment during the 1980s. He is almost totally forgotten now, but when I was in Law School, I remember thinking his approach was sound. Repeal of the Citizenship Clause would be clear statement that unlimited immigration and population replacement via “anchor babies” is and ought to be intolerable.
People don’t realize it, but prior to the War of 1861-65 between the North and the South, MANY NORTHERN STATES if not most of them, DENIED CITIZENSHIP of any kind to blacks. (the last state to have such a law was Oregon, which literally made it simply illegal to “be a negro” in the State of Oregon— to enter the state at all, under any pretext, was cause for imprisonment, fine, and immediate removal to the state lines upon release.
While “the Underground Railroad” was very famous, you might ask yourself, “if Abolitionist sentiment was so strong in the North, (a) why was the underground railroad “underground” and (b) why did it end up in Canada? The answer is that since Northern States had enacted “no black citizenship” laws, being “free” in most places meant nothing.
The way history is taught and discussed in modern America, it’s not always quite clear, but Chief Justice Roger Taney, in Scott v. Sanford was actually adopting a MERGER of both the Northern and Southern positions in his (plurality against Freedom for Slaves by Crossing State Lines) decision in 1857 (every Justice on the Court rendered a Separate opinion in that case).
Justice Taney said that no negro could ever be a citizen of the United States. So he was ALREADY (by usurpation) establishing a Federal rather than a state standard of citizenship—THAT IS WHY THE FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT WAS ENACTED—the whole War Between the States and 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution can be considered an effort to Overrule the “Dred Scott” ruling— but what many people forget is that Taney had already taken the critical first step by attempting to impose NORTHERN standards of Citizenship NATIONWIDE— ironically, this ruling (if it had been allowed to stand) might well, would almost certainly, have had the bizarre effect of “outlawing” or depriving tens of thousands of free (and many slaveholding) blacks in Louisiana of their citizenship, professional licenses, and right to vote.
So the real problem was Taney’s (1857, pre-War) judicial “stealth” transition from allowing STATES to determine Citizenship to his rather clumsy attempt to impose a NATIONWIDE standard for citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment was the “Radical Republican” answer to this.
Ironic, isn’t it?, that when properly understood, the Fourteenth Amendment was just as oppressive to the Northern States as to the Southern States. Northern States could no longer ban black people. (Although the remarkable State of Oregon did not repeal it’s African-exclusionary laws until 1926, and only ratified the Fifteenth Amendment until the centennial of that State’s admission to the Union in 1959)(Oregon’s 1844, pre-state, pre-war position on slavery was that all blacks, free or slave, should be whipped and lashed twice a year until they left the territory).
Former California Governor Pete Wilson, by contrast with both Roger Taney and Donald Trump, understood that and would have returned to the individual states the power to determine citizenship by repeal of the “birth clause” of the Fourteenth Amendment. One can easily imagine, almost too easily, how permitting the states to determine citizenship would be nearly equivalent to allowing secession—because Hawaii, for example, could pass a law decreeing that no “Howlees” (i.e. Anglo-Saxon or other European Whites) could ever be citizens of Hawaii—and so effectively dissolve the ties between that improperly annexed Island State and the rest of “the Union.” (Hawaii currently has the most radical and politically “real” and active secessionist movement in the USA).
This ban on Hoop Skirts at the University of Georgia is a very interesting attempt to ban “expressive clothing or costume.” For one thing, as a State University, this is subject to an immediate First Amendment challenge. But this is not just “more Southern Confederate heritage” bashing—it is an attack on the grace and gentility of a different, pre-modern, morality in which women were treated as something other than “Sex Objects”, both culturally, artistically, and stylistically.
Now, quite aside from the fact that the hoop skirt was neither uniquely Southern or even American… it was very much a Victorian rejection of expressly sexual garb for women. No dress form ever adopted hides the female figure more than a hoop skirt does.
The grace of a hoop skirt is undeniable, and worn properly it is extremely feminine and graceful, but it is not at all “sexual”. The Modern (I would call it) Marxist norm is to hypersexualize all aspects of life and especially expressive aspects of clothing and costume, so as to reject “Civilization and its Discontents” and all associate neuroses and repressions, as Sigmund Freud categorized everything Victorian, Christian, and otherwide traditional or pertaining to European (and “Upper Class”) American Civilization.
The South was indeed uniquely devoted to the preservation of the concepts of “Ladies and Gentleman”. But the modern world is equally devoted to promoting “Sex Everywhere, all the time”. For one thing, it makes people feel good and so distracts them from the fact that they are, in fact, much more politically repressed than the inhabitants of the Victorian world would ever have tolerated.
The modern Marxist hypersexualization of the “feminine mystique” and the rejection of traditional norms of marriage and family—these cannot tolerate a fashion which says that women can be beautiful without showing even the outline of their hips and legs.
So this move in Georgia is much more than an attack on the heritage of the South—it is an attack on the remnants of Christian morality and traditional values, closely related to the Rainbow movement for “LGBT Liberation”—which can have no possible effect other than the final burial of the traditional family in an unmarked tomb somewhere near the largest of city dumps and landfills…
And so I earnestly hope that the ladies, young and old, of a traditional Southern or Victorian mindset will do everything in their power to launch a First Amendment Lawsuit to preserve the right to express themselves in a feminine but non-sexual manner, at least on special occasions….for old time’s sake…
No? Well, I don’t think so either, but those were some of the more memorably idiotic lines uttered (the first by only one speaker that I heard, but the second two were repeated several times by different speakers) at the twin meetings on Confederate Monuments in New Orleans earlier today, Thursday, 13 August 2015 at City Hall, 1300 Perdido.
The whole day was frustrating and infuriating. I stayed for all of the first meeting but not the procedural votes afterwards, went over to Tulane to do some library work and returned in the evening for the second session.
I finally walked out after an hour and a half of the second meeting that started at 6:00 p.m. (New Orleans Human Relations Committee) when some hopelessly misguided and unintelligent white woman was explaining how she told her second grade son that Robert E. Lee was a traitor. The same woman had just said that she wouldn’t dream of buying a house on Jefferson Davis Parkway and that Lee’s statue had always made her uncomfortable since she moved to the City in 2001.
Many (mostly black) people said that they felt the same way around statues of Beauregard, Davis, and Lee that a Jew might feel around statues of Hitler, Himmler, or Goebbels. These and other statements of those in favor of the removal of the Confederate Heroes’ and Battle of Liberty Place Monuments were so completely asinine as to qualify most of the speakers for the booby hatch.
But what the day was really about was the despicable level of historical IGNORANCE and cultural PREJUDICE, coupled with Political Opportunism, of the American People, or at least those who showed up at City Hall in New Orleans today seeking removal of the monuments to the Old South’s greatest generals and leaders….
First prize for best speech among the “Pro Southern Heritage” side of the argument goes to a beautiful lady with a French Creole name—who claims a 300 year old family lineage going back to some of the greatest names in New Orleans and Louisiana history all the way back to before the founding of the city. This was exactly the kind of lady my Natchitoches-born grandmother had always hoped I would marry when I went to Tulane, but, alas, it didn’t happen, I went “Greek” instead). But this particular lady was full of fire and passion—and if she wants to run for Mayor I promise her 1000% support…
The New Orleans HDLC will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 13, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 1300 Perdido Street on code section 146-611 – Removal from public property by request from the New Orleans City Council, evaluation and recommendation: Robert E. Lee Statue, PGT Beauregard statue, Battle of Liberty Place monument, Jefferson Davis statue. The deadline for comment submissions has passed.
The New Orleans Human Relations Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 13, 2015 at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chamber, 1300 Perdido Street on code section 146-611 – Removal from public property by request from the New Orleans City Council, evaluation and recommendation: Robert E. Lee Statue, PGT Beauregard statue, Battle of Liberty Place monument, Jefferson Davis statue. If you would like to submit a comment, please complete the feedback form below. The deadline for comment submissions has passed.
My position is as follows:
Jackson, of course, made war, both on the battlefield and in the Courts of the United States, and generally abused and oppressed the American Indians—the Five Civilized Tribes, but he also owned slaves. Accordingly HIS statue, at the very center of New Orleans, should come down BEFORE LEE’s or DAVIS’ or BEAUREGARD’s, IF that’s the real issue…. But I question whether it is the heritage of slavery, or the heritage of Constitutional Liberty and Limited Government, which is the real target of those who seek to denigrate the heritage of the Confederate States of America…
It would be a MASSIVE miscalculation and great historical hypocrisy to take down the monuments to the Confederate (and post-Confederate) leaders. Even the layout of the city along the river, and the street names (e.g. “the Muses”, Prytania), are testaments to the importance of the Greek Revival and Classical heritage of Athenian Democracy in this City—if you want to obliterate the Southern Legacy in the history of New Orleans, you just need to NUKE THIS CITY, maybe twice, and then think about nuking the rest of the State and the whole of the South—everything of any historical importance comes back to one major truth—Cotton was King and the Mississippi was its Royal Road….
I believe in the Nobility of the Confederate Cause in 1861 and today. I believe in the gentility and decency of the Civilization of the Old South. To my mind and perception, the effort to purge the Confederate heritage, the Heritage of the South, is an attack on everything good in America. As Thursday night’s conference at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities demonstrated, there is a consensus among academics that the Southern cause was wrong, ignoble, even “stupid” as one of the speakers said. I cannot tolerate that kind of attack on the values which have shaped my life, my parents’ life, my grandparents’ life, and so far as I can tell, all that was good in America from 1775 until the present day.
It would be unprecedented to prosecute a journalist for having the wrong opinions about a government agency
Here we go again.
This October I will be prosecuted for one charge of being “publicly discourteous or disrespectful to a Commissioner or Tribunal Chair of the Alberta Human Rights Commission” and two charges that my “public comments regarding the Alberta Human Rights Commission were inappropriate and unbecoming and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.”
Because last year I wrote a newspaper editorial calling Alberta’s human rights commission “crazy.”
Have you ever heard of a journalist being prosecuted for being disrespectful towards a government agency? A journalist in Canada, that is — not in China or Russia.
I’ve been through something like this before. In February of 2006, I was the publisher of the Western Standard magazine. We ran a news story on the Danish cartoons of Mohammed and the deadly Muslim riots that followed. Being a news magazine, we included photos of the cartoons to show the central element of the story.
Muslim activists filed “hate speech” complaints against the magazine, and me personally, for reporting this legitimate news story. What followed was straight out of Kafka: a 900-day investigation by no fewer than 15 government bureaucrats and lawyers for the thought crime of publishing news “likely to expose a person to hatred or contempt.” Truth was not a defence; journalism was not a defence. The commission had invented a counterfeit human right not to be offended.
I spent $100,000 on legal fees before the commission dropped the charges against me — because it was taking such a beating in the media. Even the provincial cabinet minister in charge of the commission at the time, the Hon. Lindsay Blackett, told reporters the commission had become a “kangaroo court.” I guess he’s allowed to say that, but I’m not.
Over time human rights commissions have gotten much more scrutiny, and the federal human rights commission even had its censorship powers repealed by Parliament. But last year, Alberta’s commission stumbled back in the news. A Czech immigrant had failed the provincial engineering exam three times, so he complained to the commission that the exam was “discriminatory.” In a shocking ruling, it agreed and ordered Alberta’s engineering profession to lower its standards and pay the complainer $10,000.
I have an opinion about that. I think it’s: crazy. You may have the same opinion and, if you’re not a lawyer, you’re allowed to express it. I expressed it anyway. After all, I was a journalist and hadn’t practiced law in many years. My job was to express my opinion. Sun News hired me, as a journalist, to do exactly that.
This time the commission didn’t come for me. But one of its prosecutors did. Arman Chak filed a complaint to the Law Society of Alberta about my column. Even though I haven’t practiced law in years, I’m still a lawyer. That was his angle.
At first, the Law Society dismissed his complaint without even a hearing, as it does with other nuisance complaints filed against me over the years by my political opponents. It would be unprecedented to prosecute a journalist for having the wrong opinions about a government agency.
Alberta benchers aren’t always so fastidious about courtesy. Earlier this year Dennis Edney, Omar Khadr’s lawyer, stood outside the Edmonton court house, blaming Khadr’s legal situation on the legal system’s anti-Muslim “bigotry.” But like Chak, Edney is a law society bencher himself. He is not being prosecuted. Nor should he be — we need passionate lawyers, zealously advocating for their clients, even if they’re sometimes prickly.
To my knowledge the decision to prosecute me is unprecedented. Unlike Edney and his court-house remarks, I’m not even a practicing lawyer. I’m a journalist who happens to be trained in the law. There are tens of thousands of inactive lawyers like me in Canada. They include politicians like Peter MacKay and Thomas Mulcair. Sometimes these politician-lawyers are polite. Sometimes they aren’t. Two years ago, my fellow member of the Law Society of Alberta, an opposition politician named Rachel Notley, compared the Alberta Energy Regulator to a “banana republic.” It’s a quasi-judicial tribunal, like the human rights commission. But it’s unthinkable that the Law Society would have prosecuted her for being “discourteous” to a government agency. Because we live in a democracy and value public debate.
Well, I do too. And I’m going to keep calling the human rights commission “crazy” for the rest of my life. And the fact is that their old prosecutor is still trying to get me — that is a bit crazy, isn’t it?
In a March 2014 Toronto Sun opinion column titled “Next stop, crazy town,” Levant called out the Alberta Human Rights Commission’s ruling that the province’s engineering exam “discriminated” against an immigrant who failed the test three times. Levant also slammed the commission’s order to Alberta’s engineers to pay him $10,000 and lower their standards.
“But with human rights commissions, when you think you’ve hit rock bottom, you haven’t,” Levant wrote. “The crazy keeps going down. You gotta get out your shovel and dig to get to the crazy that’s underneath the crazy.”
Lawyer and then-Alberta Human Rights Commission member Arman Chak launched a complaint to the Law Society that same month, saying Levant’s comments were “inappropriate and unbecoming” of a lawyer, even though Levant had not practiced law in years.
Interestingly, a month after Chak appealed the Law Society’s ruling in Levant’s favor, he was dismissed from the Human Rights Commission. Chak has since sued the Commission for wrongful termination and defamation.
In an opinion column published Thursday in Canada’s Financial Times, Levant writes: “Have you ever heard of a journalist being prosecuted for being disrespectful towards a government agency? A journalist in Canada, that is – not in China or Russia.”
“To my knowledge the decision to prosecute me is unprecedented,” he wrote. “I’m not even a practicing lawyer. I’m a journalist who happens to be trained in the law. There are tens of thousands of inactive lawyers like me in Canada.”
Levant said that he values public debate, and is “going to keep calling the human rights commission ‘crazy’ for the rest of my life. And the fact is that their old prosecutor is still trying to get me – that is a bit crazy, isn’t it?”
The United States is currently engaged in a disgusting orgy of destruction which is going to be very difficult to recover from. It is destruction of symbols with genocidal intent which, if successful, will destroy everything good about America. No joke: everything. The Confederate States of America was the last gasp of the original “Spirit of ’76” and once we destroy the symbols of the old South—it’s not long until we will be destroying all the symbols of the American Revolution—-because the two events were conceptually and strategically almost identical, and George Washington and Robert E. Lee’s father were not only neighbors along the Virginia side of the Potomac (Stafford, Mount Vernon, and Arlington) but cousins by marriage….
Destruction of Symbols sounds so very benign, when you say it unthinkingly, it sounds so sterile and academic, so far removed from physical harm. Until you think of Leslie A. White’s definition of culture, which has pretty much become the primary accepted definition in anthropology: “Culture is Man’s extrasomatic adaptation to the Environment, DEPENDENT UPON SYMBOLLING.”
All of modern anthropology, linguistics, and social psychology focuses on the elementary nature and importance of symbols in the definition of social identity and social relations.
What the Obama administration and the wholly controlled “Mainstream Media” in the United States are doing is closely analogous to other monstrous events in Anglo-American history, the oldest of which are universally agreed to have been monstrous—although those more recent in time are still cherished by “the powers that be.”
1652—the Cromwellian “Act for the Settlement of Ireland” effectively abolished and destroyed, by outlawing its institutions and symbols (along with mass murder and slavery) all and everything that remained of traditional Ireland (medieval, primitive Christian with strong pagan syncretic elements). Ostensibly, the reason was political conspiracy against his anti-monarchist “Commonwealth”. Cromwell attacked the (to modern American ears quite) ironically named “Confederate Royalists” of Ireland and systematically destroyed them as supporters of the late King Charles I Stuart and his sons Charles II and James II Stuart. What Cromwell did was to uproot an disperse all supporters of the “Confederate Royalists” who were the ethnic and cultural heirs the Celtic Ireland of the Four Kingdoms and the High Kingship of Tara.
This old Celtic Ireland was a land of poetic schools and wandering minstrels, in essence, the last relics and still active, vital, splendid cultural remnant of early Indo-European (etymologically Sanskrit “Aryan” = each of “Irish” and “Iranian” and [German] “Ehre” = “Noble”) Culture. Both of my dear departed Irish-thinking friends in comparative linguistics, namely my graduate professor in that subject at Harvard, Dr. Calvert Watkins (1933-2013), and my dear friend and mentor (and fellow Harvard graduate in Anthropology from the Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology), Dr. David Humiston Kelley (1924-2011), one of the greatest under-appreciated and under-published Anthropologists of the Twentieth Century, considered pre-Cromwellian Ireland a golden age of cultural purity, whose loss and destruction at Cromwell’s hands was reason enough to hate him, even if he had not been one of Europe’s earliest modern Genocidal mass murders.
SCOTLAND AFTER THE ’45—THE 1746-8 DESTRUCTION OF THE CLANS AFTER BONNIE PRINCE CHARLIE’S NEARLY SUCCESSFUL INVASION AND RECONQUEST OF BRITAIN-–almost exactly 100 years later, in a continuation of exactly the same confrontation of the Catholic Leaning Stuart Dynasty and the more “Radical Protestant” elements of the English Church, Scotland’s Gaelic (indigenous, insular Celtic) culture was laid waste in an episode of extreme symbolic genocide in the mid-18th century.
My family tree is mostly English with an admixture of French, Prussian, and Southern German [Alsatian and Austrian] heritage, and no known (insular) Celtic antecedents or traceable ancestors. But my father was an Anglo-Catholic and a member of the Society of King Charles the Martyr, while my mother was a hopeless romantic and lover of lost causes, especially lost languages and cultural variants in Europe. And so as their child I have always been deeply moved by the poetry of the Scots Gaelic language, the legacy of the clans and tartans of Scotland, and in particular of the story of “the Old Pretender” (James III’s) and “the Young Pretender” (Charles III’s) efforts to retake the throne of Britain for the Stuart Family in 1715 and 1745. Bonnie Prince Charlie (aka “the Young Pretender” entombed in Rome as “Charles III King of England”) was “almost a winner.” The voluntarily abortive story of his reconquest of England (George II was already packing to leave London for Hanover what Charles III turned back, despite being greeted by cheering crowds of Englishmen and women as far south as Derby) is strange, but irrelevant to the point here.
Marshal George Wade is hardly a household name, either in England or America, but he was the commander of the English forces who suppressed the Jacobites and destroyed the clans of Scotland. Wade’s name was, in the 1740s, very well known because there was an extremely popular prayerful “hymn” about him, as he marched northward to Scotland to do the Hanoverian dirty work of Genocide with Cromwellian brutality and efficiency—that hymn was later rewritten to become “God Save the King” (a non-0fficial national anthem of England and pre-1965 Canada and Australia, and “My Country ’tis of Thee” in the United States.)
Marshall Wade’s policy of Scottish Genocide focused on the destruction of the Celtic Clan system, and the destruction of the Highland Scottish nobility, just as Cromwell had focused on the extermination of the “Confederate Irish” nobility of the Emerald Isle in 1649-53.
The wearing of the kilt and tartan were among the cruelest and most tortuous aspects of the Suppression of Scotland in 1747-48. It was made a capital offense, punishable by hanging, to wear a kilt or tartan, and these prohibitions alone were sufficient to destroy the clan system, although the confiscation of all Jacobite lands certainly would have done substantial damage.
WITHOUT THEIR SYMBOLS, A PEOPLE CANNOT EXIST. Just as Christianity could not survive a prohibition on the Cross, the Lord’s prayer, and Sunday Church worship, the clans, at least as socio-politicaly cohesive and viable entities with power, could not survive the abolition of their symbols.
1798—They’re Hanging Men and Women for the Wearing of the Green. A mere 50 years later (after Marshal Wade had finished with Scotland, and ten years after the ban on the wearing of Kilts and Tartans had been lifted to a population, only the oldest and feeblest of whom could even remember having worn them before 1748), the Hanoverians (this time under “Mad King George” III) were at it again, this time suppressing a French-Revolutionary inspired “Bonapartist” uprising in Ireland.
And once again the British treatment of Ireland was brutal and genocidal. It is a tribute to the strength of the Irish people that there are any of them left speaking Gaelic or remembering St. Patrick (whose veneration was also banned in 1798). In 1798, the British banned “the wearing of the Green”, even of Shamrocks, thus giving rise to the woeful Irish Ballad “They’re Hanging Men and Women for the Wearing of the Green.” Irish identity survived, but it was a miracle that it did. And all remnants of traditional Irish culture, except on the farthest and rockiest Western Atlantic Coastal shore islands, have been destroyed completely.
The Greek People today voted against Central Government and Central Economic Planning by a factor of roughly 2-to-1 (in many hard-hit urban areas 3-to-1). Greece has perhaps turned the tide of the expanding power of the European Community, and we should follow suit here. The Greek people know that a central government based in Brussels, exactly on the opposite Northwest Corner of Europe from Greece in the far Southeast, cannot possibly be expected to act in the interests of a minority people with comparatively little wealth and political “pull” compared with France, Germany, or even Italy.
The people of the South derived their concept of Democracy, much of their philosophy, and their iconic style of architecture from the Ancient Greek Civilization of Demosthenes, Aristotle, Plato, and Saint Paul the Apostle, not to mention their battle flag from Saint Andrew Protokletos, the First Called Apostle, who died, crucified on an X-shaped cross, in Patras on the Northwest Peloponnesos.
Every Southern Constitutional Democrat from Thomas Jefferson through Andrew Jackson to Jefferson Davis through John W. Davis (a West-Virginia Born lawyer, successor to Samuel Tilden in New York Law and predecessor to Robert Byrd who as Democratic Presidential nominee carried the 11 Southern States in the election of 1924, ending his career heroically defending the honor and integrity of the South in Brown v. Board of Education thirty years later) up to Sam Ervin, Price Daniel, Walter F. George, and Strom Thurmond was acutely aware of the Greek Heritage of Southern Democratic-Republican traditions.
The people and politicians of the South should follow the developments in Greece closely—and take note that the only major party which unequivocally advocated a “no” vote was the Golden Dawn…. the most traditionally conservative of all of Greece’s political movements…
Alabama Patriot and Nationally known Anti-IRS Activist and Attorney Lowell A. “Larry” Becraft just sent me this interesting commentary:
Some admit they seek radical ‘transformation’ of society
July 1st, 2015
by Leo HohmannNow, the real fight begins, say leaders in the LGBT movement.And it won’t be for the faint of heart.So-called “marriage equality” is not the end-game, according to the activists. It’s merely a window through which they will push for other rights, in housing, education, health care, employment and religious practice.An op-ed in the Nation, a left-of-center magazine, provided a playbook for LGBT rights activists moving forward from last Friday’s 5-4 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court proclaiming same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states.In that op-ed, LGBT activists were encouraged to take the offensive against any individual or group that does not agree with their worldview.
“Create a specific anti-fascist infrastructure of social media, legal, research and watchdog groups to expose and defeat the right wing culturally and politically,” writes the article’s authors, a trio of LGBT rights activists. “In sum, the work ahead for queers is to be transformative, not transfixed.”A perusal of commentary from LGBT leaders shows that marriage was never the end game. The next step will be for activists to fan out throughout the 50 states, with a special focus on those less-friendly states in the Bible Belt and middle America.The article goes on to lament that 29 states have no LGBT rights protection, so that is where they plan to strike first.‘Zones without rights’Particularly troubling to the three Nation authors were the existence of what they call “zones without rights.” These are places where not enough agitators are committed to persistently push the homosexual agenda.“Large parts of the U.S. (the South, Midwest and Southwest) are zones without rights,” the authors wrote. “Very few people actually give time or money to queer organizations and LGBT advocacy groups; this over-weights the influence of a few funders. Mainstream parties ‘handle’ rather than support us – the Democrats see us as an ATM; the Republicans, as a punching bag. LBT women’s issues are absent from the mainstream movement’s agenda. The leadership of the queer movement is aging, and there’s still not enough investment in young leaders and people of color (POC) leaders.”They will send activists out as community organizers wearing different hats. Some will come as “faith-based” leaders urging the embrace of homosexuality within traditional Christian churches, while others will focus on housing and employment discrimination and still others on getting the LGBT agenda more firmly entrenched into school systems both public and private.
Just as many major cities have passed “non-discrimination” ordinances forcing businesses and other private organizations to not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, now LGBT activists say they will push for politicians to introduce the same type of laws at the state level in legislatures nationwide.Chelsea (formerly Bradley) Manning speaks outTransgendered Chelsea Manning (formerly Bradley Manning) penned an op-ed in the Guardian from his jail cell, giving his views on the next phase of the LGBT rights movement. Manning came out the day after a military court sentenced him to 35 years in prison in 2013 for espionage.Same-sex marriage is “just the beginning,” according to Manning. “We can’t let our movement end.”“There are still queer and trans folks who struggle every single day for the right to define themselves, to access gender-appropriate healthcare and to live without harassment by other people, the police or the government. Many queer and trans people live – and lived – in our prison and jails, in our homeless shelters, in run-down houses and apartment buildings, and on the corners of every major city. Marriage equality doesn’t help them; and the potential loss of momentum for trans/queer rights after this win could well hurt them.”Manning said coming out and requesting that the media refer to him with female pronouns while also demanding “gender confirming healthcare” from the federal prison system was “an incredibly empowering moment.”“Nobody can control or define our identities unless we let them, and so I chose to come out and to define myself – nothing more. In the two years since, I am always awestruck and inspired by the queer and trans kids out there all over the world who reach out to me and send letters from very real places like Noblesville, Indiana, Arklow, Ireland and Abeokuta, Nigeria.“We do have to, as a movement, give hope to these kids, and especially young trans youth like Leelah Alcorn, who committed suicide last year after leaving a devastating indictment of the world that she experienced, or Islan Nettles, who was murdered on the streets of New York in 2013. It’s hope that my younger self, who, like many trans/queer kids, struggled to survive while living homeless in Chicago in 2006, could’ve used.“We need to send a powerful message to the world in a unified voice: that we can fight for social justice for everyone, everywhere and change the world, not just get married. We can continue to build our communities and address the root causes of queer and trans poverty and deaths. We can work to get queer and trans people out of the prisons and jails and off the streets, and to improve our access to housing, education, employment and gender-confirming healthcare.“… My name is Chelsea Manning, I am trans woman and I am here to recruit you to the next stage in the equality movement. Join me.”Magazine offers playbook for LGBT activismIn the op-ed in the Nation by Urvasha Vaid, Tamara Metz and Amber Hollibaugh, the LGBT movement was broken down by strengths and weaknesses, and then the authors presented a list of “opportunities” and “threats.”Among the strengths listed were “young people’s attitudes,” as they are more open to LGBT rights, and the “vibrant infrastructure of grassroots groups” who advocate for transgenders. These are largely the same activists who advocate for “people of color, youths, seniors, immigrants, criminal justice and HIV/AIDS,” the article said.The marriage decision was not enough to make life sufficiently “equal” for LGBT people.And, they say, the LGBT movement has weaknesses that need to be shored up.“The queer movement is focused on formal legal gay/lesbian equality only and still does not address the economic, racial and gender-based inequities affecting low-income LGBT folks, transgender people, people of color, women and others in queer communities,” the authors wrote.‘Unify’ all minorities and demonize opponentsThey encouraged LGBT activists to look at immigrant rights groups for lessons on how to build coalitions into a progressive voting bloc.The strategy is to unify all minority groups, including LGBT, youth, women, Latinos, immigrants, blacks, progressive men, labor and environmentalists under one banner, building “a progressive voting bloc for the next five decades.”“Faith-based organizing in every denomination creates great leaders, new frames and a base of support,” the authors write. “Social media is a queer space of organizing and movement building.”Among the threats listed by the Nation article? There are many, and all focus on conservatives who still believe some boundaries in the sexual revolution needn’t be crossed. They write:“The religious, cultural, economic and political right that targets LGBT people, women’s economic, reproductive and sexual freedom and is organized around a racialized notion of national culture. A religious liberty framework is being deployed to undermine all civil rights laws. Social policy retrenchment as economic conditions worsen hurts millions of our people, and requires stronger alliances to forestall. Like what happened with abortion rights, the demobilization of donors and volunteers post-marriage is a risk. Over-criminalization, the national security state and over-policing harm the lives of many in LGBT communities (trans, immigrant, POC, sex workers, youth, HIV+ people, urban-based).”The next phase: ‘Disestablish marriage’Tamara Metz, associate professor of political science and humanities at Reed College and the author of “Untying the Knot” wrote a portion of the article under the subtitle, “What’s Next? Disestablish Marriage!”Now that marriage “equality” is the law of the land, the next phase of the struggle is to work toward the elimination of marriage as an institution, Metz argues.“Abolish the legal category. Even as we savor the victory for civil equality this week, we should start to push for disestablishing marriage. Freedom, equality and the health of our liberal democratic polity depend on it.“Get the state out of the business, and let couples (and groups, for that matter) marry under the auspices of what are for them real ethical authorities. In these hands – of their church, their family, their urban tribe, their garden club – the power of the status to transform would be invigorated.”Metz is not the first to be totally honest about the LGBT movement’s goal of rendering the term “marriage” meaningless as an institution that has limits or boundaries of any sort.Lesbian journalist Masha Gessen, a Russian-American who wrote a book blasting Russian President Vladimir Putin for his anti-gay stance, said in 2012 in a radio interview that homosexual activists were “lying” about their real political agenda.
Here is what she said in an ABC Radio interview.“It’s a no-brainer that (homosexual activists) should have the right to marry, but I also think equally that it’s a no-brainer that the institution of marriage should not exist. … (F)ighting for gay marriage generally involves lying about what we are going to do with marriage when we get there – because we lie that the institution of marriage is not going to change, and that is a lie.“The institution of marriage is going to change, and it should change. And again, I don’t think it should exist. And I don’t like taking part in creating fictions about my life. That’s sort of not what I had in mind when I came out 30 years ago.“I have three kids who have five parents, more or less, and I don’t see why they shouldn’t have five parents legally. … I met my new partner, and she had just had a baby, and that baby’s biological father is my brother, and my daughter’s biological father is a man who lives in Russia, and my adopted son also considers him his father. So the five parents break down into two groups of three. … And really, I would like to live in a legal system that is capable of reflecting that reality, and I don’t think that’s compatible with the institution of marriage.”Listen to the ABC Radio interview with lesbian journalist Masha Gessen:‘Same-sex marriage is not enough’Samantha Allen, writing for the Daily Beast under the headlined article “LGBT Leaders: Same-Sex Marriage is Not Enough,” said LGBT people face challenges with regard to housing, violence, immigration status and other forms of discrimination.Felipe Sousa-Rodriguez, deputy managing director for United We Dream, or UWD, a youth-led U.S. immigrant organization, called Friday’s ruling “bittersweet” for “the estimated 267,000 LGBTQ people who are also undocumented.”“The reality for them is that they face unrelenting discrimination for both sexual orientation and gender identity as well as their immigration status,” he told the Daily Beast.Carlos Padilla, the program coordinator of UWD’s Queer Undocumented Immigrant Project (QUIP), said undocumented LGBT immigrants face high rates of violence and sexual assault in detention centers.“To make matters worse, the Department of Homeland Security often places these people into solitary confinement for ‘their own protection,’” Padilla told the Daily Beast. “This is torture and we cannot stand for it as a country.”Illegal-immigrant LGBT people constitute 3 percent of the U.S. LGBT community but account for 8 percent of LGBT hate-violence survivors, a statistic that Padilla finds unacceptable.But it seems what most LBGTs want is not a change in the laws but a change in people’s attitudes toward them.“For LGBT people as a whole, a wide range of cultural problems are sure to persist even after same-sex marriages become a nationwide norm,” Allen writes. “A recent GLAAD poll found that, despite majority support for same-sex marriage in the U.S.,[That’s a lie. All polls show the majority of Americans do not support same-sex marriage. That’s why they had to use the courts to force the majority to submit to the will of a perverted minority. -Jeff] many Americans still have a fundamental discomfort with LGBT people in their own social circles.“More than 100 million Americans still say they’re uncomfortable just seeing a gay co-worker’s wedding photo, and staggering rates of hate violence continue to devastate the transgender community,” GLAAD President and CEO Sarah Kate Ellis told the Daily Beast. “We must not only advance policy, we must also accelerate acceptance of the LGBT community – because laws alone don’t end discrimination, people do.”Focusing on churches, schools, familiesThe activists intend to make that happen by using the left’s vast community organizing resources. They will focus on re-educating churches, schools and families.One community organizing group, Believe Out Loud, an online community for LGBT Christians, told the Daily Beast it has “a unique role to play in promoting this acceptance in the context of U.S. churches, particularly within Christianity.”“As we look ahead to a movement beyond marriage equality, we know that the work of affirming Christians is not yet finished. It’s now time for churches to move beyond simply accepting what we understand, to affirming LGBTQ people as they are,” the organization said in a statement.While legal rights are seen as “one critical piece of the puzzle,” Dr. Eliza Byard, executive director of GLSEN, an LGBT advocacy group that focuses on reaching public schools, told the Daily Beast. “Education is the glue that holds society together and transmits both opportunity and shared values from one generation to the next.”Texas a ‘battleground’ stateOne of the first battleground states that the LGBT activists will focus on is Texas. They plan to agitate at the grassroots level in churches, schools, city councils, state legislatures and in Congress while also aggressively filing lawsuits against those who do not bend to their wishes.National and state gay rights leaders convened in front of the Texas Capitol Monday to make a statement: The fight for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people is not over. The next frontier, they told the Texas Tribune, is to push for more protections against discrimination in areas including employment and housing.“In many states, including my home state of Ohio and right here in Texas, you can get married but then suffer consequences,” Jim Obergefell, the lead plaintiff in the Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage, told the Tribune. “You can get married and then lose your job, lose your home and so much more because we are not guaranteed nondiscrimination protections. … Friday’s historic ruling is a victory, but it’s just the beginning.”Obergefell was joined by a coalition of community-organizing groups including the Human Rights Campaign, Democrat state Rep. Celia Israel of Austin, Equality Texas, two same-sex couples who filed suit over Texas’ same-sex marriage ban, and others who announced they would be part of a statewide campaign for nondiscrimination protections.Their announcement came a day after Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton issued a written opinion that county clerks in Texas who have religious objections to same-sex marriage can opt out of issuing such licenses, though they should be prepared to face fines or legal challenges, the Tribune reported.Democrat proposals for statewide nondiscrimination laws have failed to gain any traction in the Republican-controlled Texas Legislature, where conservatives have tried to override city ordinances.Nine Texas cities with populations of more than 100,000 have passed LGBT nondiscrimination ordinances over the past decade, including Dallas, Austin, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Plano.As gay-rights activists push for the expansion of these laws at the state level, Republicans are pushing back, and the strength of that push back will soon be tested.“Our religious liberties find protection in state and federal constitutions and statutes,” Paxton said in a statement Sunday on his written opinion. “While they are indisputably our first freedom, we should not let them be our last.”
Paxton’s opinion followed a memo by Gov. Greg Abbott that directed heads of state agencies to “preserve, protect, and defend the religious liberty of every Texan.”
In Missouri, State Rep. Stephen Webber, D-Columbia, called for the state to pass a law barring discrimination against members of the LGBT community.“People can still be fired for their sexual orientation. Newly married gay couples can be denied housing,” Webber told Missouri.net. “This is not the end. This is an important step, but we’re going to continue pushing forward until everybody in the state has complete equal rights.”Diane Booth, who married her partner in Iowa in 2013, said a nondiscrimination act needs to be passed at the federal level.“You can be fired at will. You can be refused service in a restaurant. Heck, they’re even trying to refuse people selling flowers and baking cakes,” said Booth.
Of all the holidays in the year, none is more depressing to me than July 4. Today is the 239th anniversary of the signing of the declaration of Independence. On the Bicentennial, I went with my late grandfather to New York City to watch the parade of the Tall Ships in New York Harbor. It felt “OK” to be an American at that point, even though the country had just been through Watergate and the Nixon Pardon….
But now, here in the shadows of 9-11 and the 2001 Patriot Act, the Anti-terrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act (1996 AEDPA), the Real ID Act of 2007, and National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA of 2009-2010), it seems that 20 years of hard work by Republicans and Democrats alike has led to the extinction of America, or at least the extinction of the American Ideal, of “truth, justice, and the American Way.”
I once took at least some pride in being an American, but now I think it is a shameful thing to be a citizen of the biggest and most brutal bully in the world. I apologize to all the rest of the globe for the degenerate materialism, greed, sensual self-indulgence, and sloth of my country. I can hardly tolerate to think of it. While certain groups in this country clearly bear more blame than others (“Hollywood” in particular), the fault is with the core Americans, the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants who created this country, and have for at least 154 years now worked so hard to give it away, destroy it. 154 years of constitutional depravity, erosion, infringement, and violations….all in the name of “the general welfare”….
Yes, 239 years ago, this country probably seemed like a real good idea. Even when I was a kid, it seemed “OK”…. I first developed serious “shame” of my status as an American during the Presidency of Jimmy Carter…. I would have given anything to leave the country behind at that point, and I thought about it.
But then Ronald Reagan was elected in 1980, and he gave us 5-6 years of totally false hope. I voted for his Vice-President in 1988, but that was a horrible mistake….by the time of the first Iraq War “Desert Storm” in 1990-1992, I realized my good friend Peter Mathews, who said he was much more worried about the 41st President than the 40th, had been absolutely right. George H.W. Bush really did seem like the anti-Christ—full of lies and deceit, until his son outdid him…. And now we just live in a total OBAMANATION, and I would rather be a citizen of Nepal, or else maybe a Red Panda living in Nepal, than to admit to being an American…… So today all we can do is celebrate the hope that there was in the beginning, while acknowledging that the end is clearly in sight, and not far off. The United States of America will soon vanish from the world stage… and by comparison with the present status quo, that will be a good thing….because if this country survives, it will turn into a true monstrosity….
I introduced them both to the Firefly universe by Joss Whedon in the winter of 2005 when theaters released the movie Serenity–the spin off of the Firefly series.
Dylan Lohrstorfer is an expert musician both in practice and theory. He has been practicing and studying music theory since his nascent days. Dylan has composed many pieces for the past ten years since his teenage days. He also performs regularly in the Austin, Texas area. My son, Charlie, is an amateur musician who enjoys dabbling in music and composing small pieces here and there.
They definitely need some work on, but I was informed this was a practice video they shared with me merely because they knew I am aficionado of Firefly.
Quite randomly, my son and his best friend Dylan Lohrstorfer asked me late this afternoon:
Question 1: What do you think about the Conquest of Mexico by the Conquistadores?
Answer 1: (I responded extemporaneously, without thinking…)
Mexico was not really conquered by Hernan Cortez and Pedro de Alvarado with Bernal Diaz del Castillo at all. After they had spent a few months in Mexico City the first time, as honored guests of the Huey Tlatoani Moteuczoma (aka “Montezuma Xocoyotzin” = Montezuma the Younger, the elder being “Montezuma Ilhuicamina” “Archer to the Sky”) who received them as “Divine Guests” either being or Representing Quetzalcoatl, the “Conquistadors” were summarily “uninvited” and expelled on pain of certain death during what was called the “Sad Night” (“Noche Triste”).
Alvarado was among the last to escape, having been caught in bed with an Aztec princess or so the story goes, and not really wanting to leave…. so the Aztec royal guard blocked the bridges across the canal over which he had to escape and Alvarado famously leapt about 10 meters (30 feet) which should have been impossible….the site of Alvarado’s leap was marked by a tree which has survived these five hundred years (or been replaced in the same spot by a similar tree, I’m not sure), which is call the “Tree of the Sad Night” or “El Arbol de la Noche Triste.”
You have to learn (and remember) that Mexico City, when it was Aztec Tenochtitlan Mexico, was a large city of canals and artificial islands reclaimed from a Swamp much like Venice, with much less land than water overall. The Aztec who saw it said it was bigger than any city in Europe, larger than any known to Europeans except some of the cities of China. But the Spanish did not all get out of Tenochtitlan alive… one left behind was a sick Moor (soldier of Arab descent and coloring) who had fallen sick of the small pox. And so, the real conquest of Mexico began.
Image source: Wikipedia. Aztec Empire on the Eve of the Spanish Conquest
After the battle and escape of the Noche Triste (“Sad Night”) this dying body of the Moor apparently managed to infect another host and within weeks, Small Pox was spreading like wildfire through the Aztec Capital. Within a few months, the population of Mexico Tenochtitlan was worse than decimated, and may have declined by as much as 75%. This is because, as bad as small pox plagues were in Europe, the people had some historical exposure and built up genetic resistance to small pox, whereas the Native Americans DID NOT.
So the conquistadores, effectively, only “Conquered” Mexico because of unintentional use of “biological weapons” (as Jenny Calendar pointed out once in BtVS). Their (the Spanish) accidental introduction of the Bubonic Plague into Mexico in 1520 was repeated several times, notably by Hernando de Soto in what is now the American South.
Otherwise, the “Conquest of Mexico” would probably have been aborted on the Sad Night…. and either Cortez and his troops would have eventually left or been slaughtered. there were very few of them, at first only about 120-130 if memory serves me. They got reinforcements and a few Indian Allies, among them the Tlaxcaltecas and inhabitants of what are now the Mexican states of Puebla and Veracruz. But the Spanish never quite understood (or recognized) how much stronger their bacteria were than their arms…. Spanish Cannon and Rifles in 1519-1521 were as likely to explode and kill or injure the user as the target… and Spanish horses were so few that their strategic advantages were almost nil. So that’s the introductory “lecture” on the Spanish Conquest of Mexico (and Peru and North America also—the same story of accidental biological warfare was repeated several times).
Image Source: Wikipedia: Lake Texaco
Featured Image Source at top: Wikipedia “from the Conquest of México series.Representing the 1521 Fall of Tenochtitlan, in the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire.”
Around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 9, 2017, my son Charlie’s (CEALIV) best friend since childhood, Dylan Lohrstorfer, asked “Where, how, do I, should I start studying seriously to learn real American History?” Dylan and Charlie are both 25 years old, although Dylan is about 6 months older, both born in 1992—Dylan in Texas, my son in Florida (during Hurricane Andrew, as it happened). It happened, of course, that 1992 was the 500th anniversary of (1) the final expulsion of the Jews and Muslims from Spain at the end of “La Reconquista” [at the beginning of the year] and (2) Columbus’ first voyage across the Atlantic, which happened, ironically (amazingly) enough, right during Hurricane Season (August-October, 1992). It’s remarkable to think that had this in some senses idiotic navigator been caught in a storm….which was highly probable that time of year… his name would be utterly lost to history.
Dylan is a devoted Catholic (he works at St. Thomas Moore on FM 620 towards Mansfield Dam in Williamson County). He has more than an average sensitivity to all things religious and spiritual, and although my son has far exceeded him in formal education, I think Dylan’s artistic tendencies, and spiritual devotions… make him more sensitive. My son is obsessed with his Harvard Bachelor’s Degree, his J.D., and his University of Amsterdam LLM. in International Tax Law…. so he tends decidedly in a more… material direction.
ANYHOW—to anyone who wants to learn American history “for real” and “seriously” is to start with a catalog of names, memorize them, and then distribute them in time and space, and only then to begin to learn the processual interconnections and socio-economic, cultural, and political systems which produced the names and created the distributions and interconnections. THAT is the essence of the “old fashioned”way I would suggest studying American history (meaning the history of ALL the Americas, of the so-called “New World”). The place to begin is with the status and history of Spain (Castile, Aragon, Granada, Portugal, and Cordoba) in 1492 and Christopher Columbus first four voyages. You can move back into Native American history in Mexico and Peru or Archaeology everywhere else, but 1492 was like the moment when that Meteor hit at the Cretaceous-Triassic boundary. You have to know that moment and everything associated with the 300 years before and after to understand American History in a meaningful way. Look at all the places Columbus visited and all the things he saw. Learn that geography.
Image of Columbus’s voyages. Image Source: Wikipedia.
“”Columbus map”, drawn c. 1490 in the Lisbon workshop of Bartolomeo and Christopher Columbus” Image source: Wikipedia.
1192-1792 is your 600 year time frame in which the foundations for all modern realities, social, cultural and political. But you need to focus on 1492 and Columbus’ explorations, the antecedents snd the consequences. Who were Queen Isabella of Castille and King Ferdinand of Aragon? Where are Granada, Cordoba, and Seville in Spain? What was “La Reconquista?” Who was Henry VII? Who was John Cabot? What is Newfoundland? Who were the Caribs? Of what importance was Cod to the English? Who was Montezuma? Who was Cuautemoc? Who was Hernan Cortez? Who was Francisco Pizzaro? Who was Bartolome de las Casa?
Bartolome de las Casas?
Featuring Bartolome de las Casas Image Source: Wikipedia.
Who was Francisco de Montejo? Who was Bishop Diego de Landa?
Who was Guamanpoma de Ayala?
Who was Sir Walter Raleigh? Virginia Dare?What was the Treaty of Tordesillas?
Who was Emperor Charles V? Why did they name the oldest brand of chocolate in Europe after him?
Who was Sir Francis Drake?
WHERE IS NEW ALBION?
Where is Old Albion? What is Perfidious Albion?
Who were the Quiche? What was the legend of El Dorado? Who was Francisco de Coronado? Who was Cabeza de Vaca? Who was Juan Pomce de Leon? Which name is older: Brazil, California, Cuba, Florida, Jamaica, or Santo Domingo? What is Borinquen? Where were the Seven Cities of Cibola? Who was Hernando de Soto? Who were the Moundbuilders? What is “the Southern Cult”? Who were the Anasazi? What does “Pueblo” mean in Spanish? Who or what was Quetzalcoatl? Tezcatlipoca? Huitzilopochtli? Tenochtitlan? Teotihuacan? Tula? Mayapan?
Answer all those questions and you will be on your way…
Organize the questions and your answers and put them in time sequence and geographical-spatial order on a map. One will find the Treaty of Tordesillas, Bartolome de las Casas, Bernaldino de Sahagun, and Diego de Landa perhaps particularly interesting.
David Gahary’s http://www.erasingtheliberty.com project and commentary by Kenn Gividen, Charles E. Lincoln, and Pastor Larry Beane focus attention on one of the least known crimes of the century. The attack on Liberty was a PRECURSOR to 9-11, just as Menachim Begin’s attack on the King David Hotel was PRECURSOR to the Establishment of the State of Israel. Who is the leader of all International Terrorism in the World? Is it the MOSSAD? If not then who?