My Suggestion for a Name for the New Atlanta Soccer Team

It is being reported that Atlanta fans will be given a chance to make suggestions regarding the name of the new soccer team. Given my recent post comparing soccer to an invasive species, I have a suggestion: the Atlanta Cane Toads.

I briefly considered the Atlanta Kudzu, but I actually think us Southerners have grown kinda fond of Kudzu. It may be an invasive species, but it’s our invasive species.

Another name worth considering is the Atlanta Snakehead Fish.

I also considered the Atlanta Burmese Pythons, but I think Pythons is too cool of a name for a soccer team, and besides, that should be saved for the new Miami team anyway.

Why we will win

We know the DC Empire is immoral and spending itself into oblivion. It’s unsustainable, largely because its own ideology is killing it, just as socialism killed the Soviet Union. The Empire’s central article of faith about the equality of all peoples and cultures dictates that Western standards are no better than others.

The latest manifestation of this is a real doozy: There’s a bizarre new style of college-level debate that’s replacing real debate. Instead of making a logical case for or against a debate topic, participants change the topic at will, ignore the rules, and base the power of their arguments not on the standard of logic but on which debater has more “nigga authenticity.”

No, I’m not making this up. It’s from an Atlantic article entitled, so help me, “Does Traditional College Debate Reinforce White Privilege?” Here’s an excerpt:

Many of their arguments, based on personal memoir and rap music, completely ignored the stated resolution, and instead asserted that the framework of collegiate debate has historically privileged straight, white, middle-class students.

Indeed, to prevail using the new approach, students don’t necessarily have to develop high-level research skills or marshal evidence from published scholarship. They also might not need to have the intellectual acuity required for arguing both sides of a resolution.

This “new approach” means that instead of presenting relevant facts to build a case, the “debaters” scream, curse, toss insults, and demand they be declared the winner. Not everyone in collegiate debating likes what they see:

[Debate coach] Aaron Hardy and others are also disappointed with what they perceive as a lack of civility and decorum at recent competitions, and believe that the alternative-style debaters have contributed to this environment. “Judges have been very angry, coaches have screamed and yelled. People have given profanity-laced tirades, thrown furniture, and both sides of the ideological divide have used racial slurs,” he said.

The Western ideals of objectivity and detached reason are dismissed as tools of oppression of minorities whose cultures stress subjective, emotional justifications for making choices. The Atlantic article continues:

Liberal law professors have been making this point for decades. “Various procedures—regardless of whether we’re talking about debate formats or law—have the ability to hide the subjective experiences that shape these seemingly ‘objective’ and ‘rational’ rules,” said UC Hastings Law School professor Osagie Obasogie, who teaches critical race theory. “This is the power of racial subordination: making the viewpoint of the dominant group seem like the only true reality.”

If you’re not familiar with “critical race theory,” here’s a definition from one of its proponents: CRT as applied to court cases, for example, “seeks to highlight the ways in which the law is not neutral and objective, but designed to support White supremacy and the subordination of people of color.” It’s Cultural Marxism, which sees everyone and everything through the lenses of socialist ideology. If minorities aren’t as successful as the majority, it’s all due to oppression. Period.

Can you imagine the real-world consequences if abiding by the rules of logic are discarded? Imagine if the NASA engineers during the Apollo 13 crisis, instead of scrambling to find a way to rescue the stranded astronauts when the ship’s air supply was running out, just stood and screamed “Screw the time limit!” and declared the problem solved?

This country has been propping up its official ideology through willful blindness. But despite affirmative action, prohibitions against the use of IQ tests, and racial gerrymandering, sooner or later reality is going to smack us in the face. Signs of that are already evident, and the longer we make believe everyone’s equal, and that Western standards are no better than others, the worse things will get.

Christ is Risen …

… He is Risen Indeed. Happy Easter to all our CHT readers.

1 Corinthians Chapter 15

1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;

2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;

4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ~ KJV

Glenn Beck Not Backing Bundy

Most on the right have intuitively sided with Clive Bundy in his dispute with the Fed Gov, but, perhaps surprisingly, Glenn Beck is not one of them. In fact, Beck is grandstanding his anti-Bundy stance.

Glenn Beck believes the Bundy Ranch incident was “Insurrection” and a call to “Revolution” as opposed to the people standing up to a tyrannical government agency. He stated that it is the “right’s version of Occupy Wall Street” and that a percentage of the people who support Cliven Bundy are “truly frightening”. Beck invited the people who support the Oath Keepers, Militias. Constitutional Sheriffs and citizens who stood with Bundy to ‘unfriend’ him, to ‘unsubscribe’ to his newsletter and to ‘cancel’ their subscriptions to his TV program.

See more here…

Here are a couple of links.

Newsmax

DailyPaul

I think this might wind up hurting Beck, who is coming off like a faux radical.

We Believe in God the Father…

One criticism of contemporary Christian music is that it is often theology weak if not in outright error. But the song below, which is currently popular, is practically a creed in song. Now whether this actually sings all that well is debatable, but in this time of so much depravity in popular culture, such blatant declarations of truth are much welcomed.

When all we know is doubt and fear
There is only One Foundation
We believe, We believe
In this broken generation
When all is dark, You help us see
There is only One Salvation
We believe, We believe

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life
We believe in the crucifixion
We believe that He conquered death
We believe in the resurrection
And He’s comin’ back again, we believe

So, let our faith be more than anthems
Greater than the songs we sing
And in our weakness and temptations
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father!
We believe in Jesus Christ!
We believe in the Holy Spirit!
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back again!

Let the lost be found and the dead be raised!
In the here and now, let love invade!
Let the church live love our God will see
We believe, We believe!
And the gates of hell will not prevail!
For the power of God, has torn the veil!
Now we know Your love will never fail!
We believe, We believe!

We believe in God the Father
We believe in Jesus Christ
We believe in the Holy Spirit
And He’s given us new life!
We believe in the crucifixion!
We believe that He conquered death!
We believe in the resurrection!
And He’s comin’ back,
He’s comin’ back again!
He’s comin’ back again!
We believe!
We believe

Lyrics thanks to Songlyrics.com

Soccer to Atlanta?

Major League Soccer is coming to Atlanta. Say it ain’t so. If Atlanta has any self-respect left as a Southern city, then soccer should fail here as the foreign “sport” that it is. I consider soccer a foreign invasive species like the Asian carp. It threatens the native fauna like football, baseball, basketball, wrestling and NASCAR and must be eradicated.

Government Informant Gone Wild

Notorious and self-proclaimed government informant, Glenn Miller, shot three Christians on Sunday in Kansas…and that land issue thing in Nevada is just an oddly timed coincidence of course that is best to just forget about.

Of course, the media is content to leave it as an anti-Semitic hate crime.

Go figure.

Worth noting: Kirk Lyons who was instrumental in getting Andreas Strassmeir into and out of the country, suggests Miller was a trigger man for a murder many decades ago, that law enforcement overlooked.

BNP European Election Fund Raiser

From the BNP:

[W]e have all the £5,000-a-time deposits for all the English regional seats and a truly amazing donation of £2,000 from one patriot has guaranteed us standing in Scotland as well!

Wales is the only country in doubt; and if you want to make the difference of a full country having the chance to vote BNP, we need £5,000 for Wales in the next 4 days! Can we do it? Is there anyone who can jump up to this last challenge and we will have a full slate in every country?

The less principled UKIP has of recent fallen in popularity, granting the BNP an opportunity to reassert itself this 22nd of May. Under Nick Griffin’s leadership, the BNP has upheld Christian values (not the same as zealotry) amidst a growing atheist culture, opposed immigration, and fought to improve the quality of life for all Britons.

Putin is credited with defeating the neocons in Syria, but Nick Griffin played an important role as well. It was Griffin, and other BNP, who flew to Syria to help draft a letter which successfully convinced MPs to vote against allowing Prime Minister David Cameron to bomb Syria. In the words of Griffin, the letter helped “undo, to at least a small extent, the deliberate dehumanisation policy of Western pro-war propaganda”.

Griffin drew attention to the Islamic grooming of very young English girls for prostitution years before the British media dared to, finally forcing the media to concede. Like Pat Buchanan in the 90s, Griffin was then dismissed as “racist”; and today his original position is mainstream and widely acknowledged. Nick Griffin in this and in many other ways is the Pat Buchanan of the UK, deserving of our support.

Griffin has lost an eye, been accused of having been raped by a homosexual adult at 16 (the now happily married Griffin denies this), been called a Nazi (Griffin defeated NS-leaning Tyndall to take over the BNP and is often blamed for having condemned British war crimes (Are war crimes ever acceptable?)), suffered death threats, endured eggs thrown at him, been denied a previous *personal invitation* by the Queen, been betrayed by supposed compatriots, been labeled a “fascist” (a word none can define except as “person I don’t like”), and more recently been driven into bankruptcy. Yet still the rooster stands, managing even to raise four children and maintain a marriage.

Some say the BNP is ineffective, but the stances Griffin takes (such as opposition to the homosexual lobby, albeit while rightly tolerating homosexuals) always appear (to this American) necessary even if unpopular. There are times even in politics when selling out isn’t worth the price, and it’s telling that so many in the UK fear debating him! Griffin is probably most feared for his revelations that the EU is corrupt. And he’s most loved outside the UK for having shared his valuable, hard-earned experience.

If a superior man abandons virtue, how can he fulfill the requirements of that name? – Confucius.

Congratulations Bubba Watson!

Congratulations to Bubba Watson. I was rooting for Bubba for two reasons. First, because he’s a Bulldawg. Second, because there is just something right about a guy named Bubba winning a prestigious golf tournament. A guy named Bubba winning the Masters is like a guy named Preston winning the Daytona 500.

Bubba Watson, 2014 Masters champion, is an absolute mess of contradictions that somehow come together to form a world-beating whole.

Start right at the very top: This is a guy named “Bubba” who’s won the most prestigious golf tournament on Earth not once, but twice. “Bubba” is a name for the guys who spent the weekend at the NASCAR race over in Darlington, not for gentlemen of means who gather beneath the majestic oaks and towering pines of Augusta National.

Read more here…

Walk Back Down…

The Bureau of Land Management has walked backed their escalation of the standoff in Nevada, siting safety of their employees.

To finish the theater, “libertarians” in Congress must be activated to introduce a bill to do away with the BLM, and I recommend as part of the bill, cutting pensions in half (I am a centrist, after all) on the spot for all employees of this entity.

I’ll leave it to the militia sorts who did the street theater in full regalia to crowd source for names and addresses of the employees who used tasers, rustled cattle or held a sniper rifle.

A Microstate Can Survive

It was asked: Would a microstate require nukes to be sovereign?

Probably not. Here’s why:

A microstate would aim to fill itself with highly skilled, productive workers who would provide useful services within the international economy. Other segments of the international economy would not want to be severed from a useful partner.

If economic integration isn’t enough, pay tribute. The hard working segment within the American empire today is already paying tribute. The US redistributes money heavily. Part of the appeal of a microstate is the opportunity to separate from those who refuse to work.

If direct tribute to the aggressive polity fails, then bribing leaders within the aggressive polity might succeed.

Up to this point, it has been assumed the microstate is wealthy. An option however is for a microstate to be strong but poor, an attempt at a 21st century Sparta. (Unlike Athens, Sparta guarded against greed within the polity.) Such a neo-Sparta could defend itself, as Switzerland can today; but it would lack the desirable assets that entice aggressive polities into attacking. The cost of attacking neo-Sparta, even if it lacks MAD, should outweigh the gain.

If all else fails, surrender and rejoin the empire, Live to fight another day. It might be possible for a small group to survive, and even to thrive, for a long period within an empire.

The right-wing blogosphere is full of conspiracy theories of rich bankers, the mass media, and international businessmen. If these are some of the great powers of our time, why can’t we strive to use such financial power ourselves? Or if wealth only invites robbery, then spurn the wealth; embrace Spartan virtues!

A negative of nukes is the same as their positive: fear. No one fears Vermont secessionists, because no one, including themselves, believes they’d aspire to obtain, or to even keep preexisting, nukes.

Secession should have a better chance of success if it’s built upon an ideology of disarmament. I use the word “ideology”, because like all ideologies global disarmament is absurd (MAD is part of what prevents war between Russia and the US right now). But a secessionist shouldn’t want nukes for his own polity, and the best justification for such a rejection is an ideology of global disarmament. The weak shouldn’t seek such power, and in a tech race to preserve a MAD balance of power, a small polity will likely lose anyway. So MAD might only be temporary.

It might be said that the wise reject WMD, even when strong enough to pursue them, preferring to instead bend at the whim of each latest temporary superpower as each rises and self-destructs. The microstate bows; but it also survives, outlives the leviathans.

The Week in Street Theater

Nevada rancher, Clive Bundy, 67 years old/14 children, is the last rancher in his county. He’s had an on-going feud with the U.S. Bureau of Land Management over grazing rights that recently led to his cattle being called trespassers and commenced a round-up.  (Atrocity stories quickly followed.)

“What’s happened the last two weeks, the United States government, the bureaus are getting this army together and they’re going to get their job done and they’re going to prove two things. They’re going to prove they can do it, and they’re gonna prove that they have unlimited power, and that they control the policing power over this public land. That’s what they’re trying to prove.”Clive Bundy

Federal agents (snipers included) have cut off roads to the ranch.

Facebook postings from the rancher and his family show a call for help to local law enforcement (useless), “militias,” and Oath Keepers amongst other such groupings—and they have arrived.

With Environmentalists supporting the government’s efforts to protect a desert turtle, a new propaganda front was provided—the Fed is protecting fracking rights—sure enough, to monkey wrench “Leftwing” reflex.

Ed Abbey approves.

Just takes one Lon Horiuchi or one Andre Strassmeir to turn the events ugly.  Stay tuned…

The Death of Jim Hellwig, the Ultimate Warrior

Jim Hellwig, aka the Ultimate Warrior, died yesterday at the age of 54, shortly after being inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame and giving a speech, that whatever the case, was prophetic, and recalls the epic The Wrestler.

Jim Hellwig came up through the Von Erich run Texas outfit, World Class Championship Wrestling, as the Dingo Warrior.  The last living member of the tragic Von Erich family, Kevin, tweeted on the news:

“Jim Hellwig, Warrior, who ever, he was Kerry’s friend, and was always up front with me. RIP Dingo, life turns on a dime”

Jim Hellwig flamed out in professional wrestling after one too many disputes with Vince McMahon, going so far as to legally change his name to the Ultimate Warrior to protect his copyright, which Vince claimed.  After leaving wrestling, he hit the speaking tour scene, as a conservative Republican, until he spoke too plainly in those early Oughts for Young Republicans–sensitive as they are, long before A&E met with the Duck Dynasty Clan.

James Fulford reports Hellwig was a vdare reader.

From Hellwig, on Monday Night television, hours before his death:

“Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat. His lungs breathe their final breath. And if what that man did in his life makes the blood pulse through the body of others and makes them believe deeper in something that’s larger than life, then his essence, his spirit, will be immortalized by the storytellers—by the loyalty, by the memory of those who honor him, and make the running the man did live forever.”

Come and put them on us

AG Holder wants gun owners to wear trackable bracelets:

Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that gun tracking bracelets are something the Justice Department (DOJ) wants to “explore” as part of its gun control efforts.

When discussing gun violence prevention programs within the DOJ, Holder told a House appropriations subcommittee that his agency is looking into technological innovations.

Real nice of Mr. Holder to be so concerned about our safety.

Reserve Currency Battle: Yuan vs. SDR

James Rickards, author of The Death of Money, predicts the IMF’s SDR will be the next reserve currency. See James Rickards’s interview with Yahoo Finance, here.

Zero Hedge predicts the Chinese Yuan will be the next reserve currency.

I have a question: Why can’t there be two+ reserve currencies? Perhaps we’re going to see a multipolar world divided between Oceania vs. Eastasia America & Europe vs. Russia, India, Iran, and China.

Also, rather than stockpiling gold, wouldn’t the Canadian dollar be relatively safe (short-term) in the event of US dollar hyperinflation?