As the Tom Toles cartoon above illustrates, secession in Crimea, like secession in Scotland or Catalonia, is not an academic issue. Nor is it a trend that only affects people “over there.” In fact, all the overgrown political units bound together by brute force in the 19th and 20th centuries are now confronting populations demanding more autonomy, if not outright secession, from their former conquerors.
Writing in The New York Daily News, Dr. Robert Barro of Harvard notes this rising tide as a natural and benevolent development. The ruling elites of the world make a great deal of noise about their commitment to all sorts of human rights, but somehow overlook the one basic right from which all others flow, and that is the right of self-determination:
The potential switch of Crimea and parts of Eastern Ukraine to Russia raises the more general issue of the right of secession. Many individual freedoms — for example, of speech, the press and religion — are viewed as central elements of liberal constitutions, but the right to secede is seldom viewed this way. …
If I were able to design a constitution from scratch, I’m sure I would include provisions for peaceful secession. The procedure would have to define the underlying sub-regions, such as U.S. states, designate a voting mechanism for residents of a potentially departing region, and might require a super-majority, such as 75%, of the voters. This structure would provide a useful check on central authority, make country borders align better with underlying population characteristics and minimize conflict.
Barro makes clear that secession is not motivated by some irrational hatred of “others,” as nervous apologists for the old order, such as the online snitches at the Southern Poverty Law Center, would have you believe. Secession is instead “the process of generating the optimal sizes and compositions of countries.” Behind that process, says Barro, is “the desire to have a reasonably homogeneous population within its borders.” Without cultural unity, conflict is inevitable. As conflict between sparring ethnic groups rises, social cohesion and liberties can only degrade, as both history and objective scholarship have proven. The old model of a multicultural population kept in check by an authoritarian government is no longer sustainable.
The dustbin of history has a space reserved for that imperial model.
Coke’s America the Beautiful ad has been praised by the boosters of multiculturalism, but it has also been harshly criticized by many flyover country yahoos who know a dis when they see it. Coke has apparently heard the criticism and is modifying the ad slightly to include the phrase E Pluribus Unum in Latin and English.
The ad is self-contradictory, as any person willing to look can tell. It features Jews and Muslims who based on attire seem to be at least somewhat observant. Well I have news for Coke, those groups have a history of not getting along. It has what has been widely assumed to be a gay couple. It shouldn’t be news to Coke that observant Jews and Muslims don’t have much use for homosexuals. So it could be argued that what the ad actually suggests is not so much the tired mantra that “diversity is our strength,” as “come to America and we’ll liberalize the diversity out of you and make you into a good little amorphous consumers just like the rest of us.” They’re won’t be any conflict if everyone is taught that their ethnicity, culture, religion, etc. are largely irrelevant or at least not worth differing about.
While I don’t think the addition of E Pluribus Unum helps that much if at all, it’s encouraging that Coke has heard the criticism and that many were willing to speak out despite being called names by the promoters of multiculturalism.
Look, if a bunch of leftists can’t appease Third-World activists, no one can, as this mini-riot among Minnesota Democrats proves:
Party caucuses are going on tonight in precincts across Minnesota. Caucuses are an old-fashioned civic tradition, more noted for boredom and long nights than anything else, but tonight there was some excitement at a DFL [Democrat-Farmer-Labor] caucus in Minneapolis. A fight broke out:
A very tense night at a caucus site in Minneapolis where DFLer Mohamud Noor is challenging longtime DFL state Rep. Phyllis Kahn. The heat in one Minneapolis location resulted in police being called out. With 300 people at the Byan [sic] Coyle Center, a fight broke out and people rushed the stage. After the melee, the Minneapolis police shut down the caucus.
Napoleon and his blood-soaked reign followed the world’s first leftist movement. Communists saw themselves as the heirs of the French Revolution, and their initial success led to the bankruptcy and breakup of the once-mighty Soviet Empire.
Leftists always self-destruct. With the blinders of ideology firmly strapped to their pointy heads, they have no frame of reference other than their airy theories about how people OUGHT to behave. When reality makes its unavoidable return, something’s gonna hit the fan, and hard.
Africa for Africans. China for Chinese. Israel for Israelis. America… for everyone.
And it’s an uphill battle for whites or any ethnicity to continue its existence, because capitalism demands that we be inclusive, seeks greater economy of scale by combining markets, and recruits cheap labour regardless of cost to the host civilisation. Coca-Cola will only drop the “Nation of Immigrants” meme if such is good for business. Only government action or very strong individual action (e.g. a populist boycott of Coca-Cola products) can thwart this expansionary tendency of capitalism.
In 2000 Sam Francis wrote an article entitled, “Capitalism the Enemy“. Therein he defends Confederate symbols, but this can be seen as a microcosm of a greater struggle by whites (not only Southern whites) and indeed any ethnic group that wishes to persevere amidst the great devouring beast that is global capitalism.
Francis closes with:
If serious conservatives are going to salvage whatever remains of their civilization, in its local or national or civilizational forms, they will have to start working toward not only a new political vehicle but toward a new form of economic organization as well.
And the closest I’ve seen to this is David Opperman’s series: “In Defense of Economic and Social Nationalism: Why Libertarianism Must Die“. Also, organising ourselves within extended families reduces our tendency to atomise. Some might leave the family for money, power, other reasons; but if the extended family structure remains, they’ll be inclined to return.
“Equality incurs tolerance, and tolerance has become but another word for nihilism. It’s easy to be tolerant, if you don’t believe in anything. A civilization practicing high standards must perforce be highly intolerant, becoming more and more intolerant as it becomes better and better.” Tito Perdue, in his talk to the H.L. Mencken Club.
The above is just one of numerous sizzlers in an insightful, no-holds-barred speech. You owe it to yourself to read the whole thing.
Jimmy Nelson recently published a book of photography (pricey @ over $100, Amazon) entitled Before They Pass Away. The book glorifies vanishing tribes, tribes being destroyed largely by globalism.
Many of us here are alike with such traditional peoples. Will Swedes be extinct by 2100? Will Southern-Americans? Our losing life force today of course doesn’t predestine us as Darwinian losers tomorrow. However, I find value in viewing the struggle as Tradition vs. Globalism.
In Harry Seabrook’s famous 2004 speech, he quotes Alexander Solzhenitsyn:
“[T]he disappearance of nations would have impoverished us no less than if all men had become alike, with one personality and one face. Nations are the wealth of mankind, its collective personalities; the very least of them wears its own special colours and bears within itself a special facet of divine intention.”
David Brooks is frustrated. Congress won’t grant amnesty to all those potential Americans “hiding in the shadows,” it can’t pass gun control, and it hasn’t given us any fun wars lately. Brooks is also disappointed by the American public’s lack of enthusiasm for DC’s military adventures. Members of Congress, always mindful of the next election, aren’t about to further alienate voters. That makes Brooks sad. Brooks, a thorough Neocon, gleefully backed the Iraq War as a means to achieve “national greatness.” To him, a strong central government is the answer to everything, since, in his own words, “ultimately, American purpose can find its voice only in Washington.”
The solution? Brooks says it’s time for the president to assume more power and get things rolling again. Here’s his argument, from an opinion piece entitled Strengthen the Presidency:
Here are the advantages. First, it is possible to mobilize the executive branch to come to policy conclusion on something like immigration reform. It’s nearly impossible for Congress to lead us to a conclusion about anything. Second, executive branch officials are more sheltered from the interest groups than Congressional officials. Third, executive branch officials usually have more specialized knowledge than staffers on Capitol Hill and longer historical memories. Fourth, Congressional deliberations, to the extent they exist at all, are rooted in rigid political frameworks.
What should Obama do, in Brooks’s opinion? Simple: “So how do you energize the executive? It’s a good idea to be tolerant of executive branch power grabs and to give agencies flexibility.”
Yeah — nothing like a few “executive branch power grabs” to liven things up.
Don’t dismiss this as just the ravings of a typical government supremacist. What Brooks is advocating is a very real, very frightening possibility. Obama is already taking steps to do exactly what Brooks is talking about. Obama has appointed long-time DC insider John Podesta to his senior staff. Podesta has long been an open advocate of a powerful chief executive. In a Center for American Progress paper in 2010 entitled, “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change,” Podesta wrote: “Concentrating on executive powers presents a real opportunity for the Obama administration to turn its focus away from a divided Congress and the unappetizing process of making legislative sausage.”
Liberty activists should fear this man. Podesta’s progressive ideology is a blueprint for the welfare-warfare state:
In 2008, Podesta authored his book The Power of Progress: How America’s Progressives Can (Once Again) Save Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Country. In it, he articulates a vision of progressive values based on four core lessons: 1) Progressives stand with people, not privilege; 2) Progressives believe in the Common Good and a government that offers a hand up; 3) Progressives hold that all people are equal in the eyes of God and under the law; and 4) Progressives stand for universal human rights and cooperative global security.
(Catch that last line? And some people don’t believe me when I argue that civil rights and militarism are DC’s yin and yang.) Like all DC insiders, John Podesta knows how to deploy his noble-sounding ideals to turn a buck:
Since President Obama entered office in 2008, Boeing has spent $840,000 on The Podesta Group’s services, relying on the firm to lobby in favor of lucrative defense appropriations at the White House and on Capitol Hill.
What can we expect from Obama in the coming months? More wars, more forced multiculturalism, more authoritarian government.
In other words, what we can expect from ANY administration.
Same-sex marriage? That’s SOOO last year. Polygamy is now on the horizon, thanks to a ruling by a federal judge (naturally!)
Now if I’m reading Volokh’s analysis correctly, polygamy has NOT been declared a right, like abortion or health care; the judge has only ruled that one particular State prohibition against polygamy is unconstitutional. But the ruling in Brown v. Buhman does seem to make it inevitable. After all, Western attitudes against polygamy are based on disdain for its practice in Africa — therefore, it’s “racist,” and therefore, it must be wrong.
Looks like Nelson Mandela’s heir, Jacob Zuma, with his four wives, will indeed be a model for us all. We have seen the future.
Here’s yet another example of how totalitarian this country has become. In Colorado, a judge has ORDERED a Christian baker to make a wedding cake for a “same-sex” couple. Further, the baker has been warned that he must serve future homosexual couples, too — or else:
A baker who refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex ceremony must serve gay couples despite his religious beliefs or face fines, a judge said Friday.
The order from administrative law judge Robert N. Spencer said Masterpiece Cakeshop in suburban Denver discriminated against a couple “because of their sexual orientation by refusing to sell them a wedding cake for their same-sex marriage.”
The order says the cake-maker must “cease and desist from discriminating” against gay couples. Although the judge did not impose fines in this case, the business will face penalties if it continues to turn away gay couples who want to buy cakes.
Now we could dismiss this outrage as just another liberal activist judge throwing his weight around. But it’s worse than that — this case was brought by the American Civil Liberties Union. What does the ACLU stand for? From the ACLU web site:
The ACLU is our nation’s guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
These rights include:
•Your First Amendment rights – freedom of speech, association and assembly; freedom of the press, and freedom of religion.
Were the Christian baker’s freedom of speech and association protected here? Do heterosexuals and Christians have individual liberties in multicultural America?
The answer is “No” — at least not when we have to depend on the ACLU to safeguard individual liberty.
What do you do when you want to preserve your culture within a conformist, multicultural empire? There’s only one thing you can do: Resist. But if you do, you’ll be called many things, including “racist” and “zealot.”
One such resistance movement made it clear it wanted nothing to do with “diversity,” and instead preferred to revive the traditions of its own people. These rebels were forced to oppose some of their own who had sold out to the occupiers. In a way, it’s understandable so many let themselves be coopted into supporting the empire. It paid to do so. The sell-outs were more wealthy than the extremists who rejected multiculturalism.
Eventually, the extremists had to fight their own people who had sided with the empire. In the end, the extremists won, though the struggle was frequently grim and dirty. But because they succeeded in rescuing their heritage, those extremists — or “Zealots” — are now celebrated as heroes.
And that’s the real story of Hanukkah.
Imagine a deluded soul who claims to despise the Mafia, but gets teary-eyed about the bravery of its gunmen. That’s pretty much what housebroken conservatives do when they rage about DC’s assaults on our liberty but insist true patriots support the regime’s wars and armed forces.
This story should open some eyes about what those armed forces are armed to enforce:
A controversial 600-plus page manual used by the military to train its Equal Opportunity officers teaches that “healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian” men hold an unfair advantage over other races, and warns in great detail about a so-called “White Male Club.”
“Simply put, a healthy, white, heterosexual, Christian male receives many unearned advantages of social privilege, whereas a black, homosexual, atheist female in poor health receives many unearned disadvantages of social privilege,” reads a statement in the manual created by the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI).
The military document advises personnel to “assume racism is everywhere, every day” and “notice code words for race.” They are also instructed to “understand and learn from the history of whiteness and racism.”
“Assume racism is everywhere, everyday,” read a statement in a section titled, ‘How to be a strong ‘white ally.’”
“One of the privileges of being white is not having to see or deal with racism all the time,” the manual states. “We have to learn to see the effect that racism has.”
DC has pursued an egalitarian agenda since it squared off with the Soviet Union during the Cold War. Our handlers decided that the best way to counter Soviet ideology was to emulate it. Thus was born the Civil Rights Revolution, which birthed open borders, the homosexual rights movement, and a domestic army of race hustlers.
Check out who authored the diktats from the Pentagon’s new manual:
I obtained a copy of the manual from an Equal Opportunity officer who was disturbed by the course content and furious over the DEOMI’s reliance on the Southern Poverty Law Center for information on “extremist” groups.
In other words, another leaker who couldn’t stomach what his government was doing made the courageous decision to expose what was going on—much like Edward Snowden. And just as in the Snowden affair, the heel-clickers will howl that only unpatriotic, hating extremists oppose what “our” armed forces are doing. That’s because the post 9/11 definition of a patriot is a person who supports all of the Pentagon’s urges, no matter how totalitarian and self-destructive they are.
Finally, click on the following story if you aren’t convinced the US military, like every other tentacle of the DC Empire, is a force of evil:
Are you mad enough yet?
Leave it to Pat Buchanan to talk about trends the ruling elite wants us to pretend not to notice. But at some point, even they will have to wake up and smell the reality:
The spirit of secession, the desire of peoples to sever ties to nations to which they have belonged for generations, sometimes for centuries, and to seek out their own kind, is a spreading phenomenon.
Scotland is moving toward a referendum on independence from England, three centuries after the Acts of Union. Catalonia pushes to be free of Madrid. Milanese and Venetians see themselves as a European people apart from Sicilians, Neapolitans and Romans.
Dutch-speaking Flanders wants to cut loose of French-speaking Wallonia in Belgium. Francophone Quebec, with immigrants from Asia and the Third World tilting the balance in favor of union, appears to have lost its historic moment to secede from Canada.
What are the forces pulling nations apart? Ethnicity, culture, history and language — but now also economics. And separatist and secessionist movements are cropping up here in the United States.
The billionaire globalist elites and hate-filled leftists want to dissolve society and transform mankind into a mass of detached, alienated individuals mindful of nothing but short-term economic interests. Alone and lost, people can then be regimented for maximum exploitation, both economically and politically. In other words, lurking behind all the flowery rhetoric about equality is the lust for money and power.
But stubborn human nature resists their plans. We’re social beings, and must have the connections to the cultures we came from. Look for more secessionist movements as a powerful counter to the doomed schemes of our self-proclaimed superiors.
And know hope.
In a recent open letter to the American people, Russian president Vladimir Putin assured us he likes and respects us, but asked us to realize we’re embarrassing ourselves and doing a lot of harm with our delusion of “American Exceptionalism.” Both the mainstream American left and right rushed to prop up our most beloved myth against this iconoclastic Cossack.
What’s interesting is that both wings of accepted American thought agree on what “exceptionalism” means–and more significantly, that both, though supposedly rivals, are actually in lockstep on all other major issues as a result.
For example, liberal columnist Dana Milbank shot back at President Putin with this bristling retort:
When we say we are exceptional, what we really are saying is we are different. With few exceptions, we are all strangers to our land; our families came from all corners of the world and brought all of its colors, religions and languages. We believe this mixing, together with our free society, has produced generations of creative energy and ingenuity, from the Declaration of Independence to Facebook, from Thomas Jefferson to Miley Cyrus. There is no other country quite like that.
Americans aren’t better than others, but our American experience is unique — exceptional — and it has created the world’s most powerful economy and military, which, more often than not, has been used for good in the world.
Miley Cyrus? Really? My pride floweth over.
And former South Carolina senator Jim DeMint, now president of The Heritage Foundation, also defended “exceptionalism” by invoking the image of America as the Multi-Culti Empire that roams the globe doing good:
We are, in other words, not a nation based on ethnicity, but on beliefs, and not coincidentally, that is why we attract people of all ethnicities and they become proud Americans…. When we have used our power, however, we have done it for good.”
Both echoed what Madeleine Albright said as secretary of state:
It is the threat of the use of force [against Iraq] and our line-up there that is going to put force behind the diplomacy. But if we have to use force, it is because we are America; we are the indispensable nation. We stand tall and we see further than other countries into the future, and we see the danger here to all of us.
That self-image still inspires the Obama regime’s global aggression:
In their more honest moments, White House officials concede they got here the messiest way possible — with a mix of luck in the case of Syria, years of sanctions on Iran and then some unpredicted chess moves executed by three players Mr. Obama deeply distrusts: President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, and Iran’s erratic mullahs. But, the officials say, these are the long-delayed fruits of the administration’s selective use of coercion in a part of the world where that is understood.
“The common thread is that you don’t achieve diplomatic progress in the Middle East without significant pressure,” Benjamin J. Rhodes, a deputy national security adviser, said Thursday. “In Syria, it was the serious threat of a military strike; in Iran it was a sanctions regime built up over five years.”
If your identity is that of a polyglot hegemon endowed with greater wisdom than the rest of the world, how can you NOT support open borders? Or the invasion of Iraq? Or Iran? Or Syria?
First of all, the US was NOT founded as a unique blend of whatever ethnic group decided to elbow its way in; it was founded as an outpost of Western civilization.
More important, the notion that the American people have always been committed to a never-ending global war to impose democracy and equality is a pure lie, and a fairly recent one at that. Previous “Wars of Liberation,” including Lincoln’s invasion of the South, the Spanish-American War, Vietnam, and Iraq, later turned out to be based on massive propaganda and misinformation.
The core idea expressed in “American Exceptionalism” is that the role of America’s elite is to serve as the global mind bringing reason and order to a chaotic, degenerate world. That is Gnosticism, an anti-Christian concept that explicitly glorifies abstract knowledge while scorning the physical. I argued here that Northern thought degenerated from its Puritan roots into militant Gnosticism, while Southerners upheld and lived by a balance between the spiritual and the physical.
Author John C. Wright said this of the Gnostic foundations of today’s statists and their leftist enablers:
In sum, they are idolaters who substitute the worship of Caesar for the worship of Christ; they are Gnostics in the posture of eternal rebellion both against God in Heaven and civil society on Earth. They are chameleons who adopt any ideals or values or party lines needed for so long as needed to destroy them, including Pragmatism, including Worldliness. They are Politically Correct and factually incorrect.
They seek to destroy civilized institutions here on Earth and drag Utopia down from heaven to replace them, indifferent, or even glorying, in the bloodshed required.
To avoid confusion, let us call them Ideologues. They are utterly unworldly, rejecting the pragmatism of the Worldly Man as cold and loveless and unspiritual.
The Ideologues are as nearly a pure evil as mankind has ever produced or can imagine, but please note that their motives are the highest and noblest imaginable: they seek things of the spirit, peace on earth, food for the poor, dignity given to all men, and all such things which are the only things, the holy things, that can electrify dull mankind and stir him to take up the banner and trumpet and shining lance of high and holy crusade.
Ever wonder why leftists see “education” as the cure to all ills? Or why they fancy themselves superior to those they see as living in the darkness of tradition and irrationality? Their contempt for the physical explains their hatred of heritage and tradition–and of life itself. But as John C. Wright pointed out, there’s a terrible price to pay for the spreading of their concept of the good. When Madeleine Albright proclaimed the death of a half-million Iraqi children as “worth it,” she was expressing what all Gnostics believe.
By their fruits ye shall know them.
Paul Gottfried chronicles how obsessive multiculturalism and political correctness has ruined Elizabethtown College where he taught, and this all happened between 1989 and his retirement in 2011. While this is about Elizabethtown College specifically, it is a microcosm of what has happened to higher education in this country in general.
Another sad part of this story is that E-Town College is supposedly religiously affiliated with the Church of the Brethren. How have all these Christian denominations let colleges they supposedly sponsor run amok with anti-Christian political correctness? Its not only a shame, its a sin.
The Hidden Valley Kings are a gang of raceless youths who have turned the Hidden Valley community into an urban battle zone. Charlotte Mecklenburg police have been playing Whack-a-Mole with this gang for years, busting up “trapping” operations, where the gang sells drugs from a protected street corner, only to have them pop up in different locations.
Now the police want a new weapon in this war:
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are asking for an injunction to place restrictions on suspected members of the Hidden Valley Kings – a new tactic for battling one of the city’s oldest gangs. It’s the first time a North Carolina law enforcement agency has taken civil action against a gang, police said Tuesday. …
CMPD will ask a judge to approve an injunction next Thursday. If enacted, it would prevent members of the Kings from associating with other members in public or being near someone who is carrying drugs or guns, according to police.
To get an idea of how powerful and menacing the Kings are, consider this: They managed to close what was once the biggest mall in North Carolina. Eastland Mall, which is near Hidden Valley, had four anchors and a skating rink, but finally succumbed to what is delicately referred to as “demographic changes.” The rise of Section 8 and the destruction of the black family as a result of Aid to Families with Dependent Children have spawned communities populated by single mothers and fatherless children. Hidden Valley is just one example. From Wikipedia:
By the late 1990s, Eastland Mall’s image and physical appearance began to degrade. Adding to the retail shift in Charlotte, demographic changes and ethnic shifts to the surrounding areas have changed the retail makeup of the mall. Crime rates also increased around the mall. In late 2005 there was a shooting inside the mall near the Gourmet Gardens food court and also a shooting outside in the parking lot. Another shooting took place in 2006 near the food court. A bullet smashed one of the glass doors and one person was shot.
Eastland Mall is now a sprawling, vacant wasteland that the city of Charlotte has taken over and is trying desperately to find a buyer. To get an idea of what scared customers away, check out this video starring the Hidden Valley Kings. I would post a language alert, but hey, this is rap. See how much you can take:
Of course, the social mayhem that results from government social engineering leads to what Sam Francis dubbed “anarcho-tyranny,” where the government creates disorder while claiming the need for new powers to restore order. The result is a vast outlaw class on one side and whole communities of powerless victims on the other. On top is a powerful ruling class.
So is the answer to give the police the power to prohibit freedom of association? Is it possible that power could be used in ways we never imagined?
There is only one winner in this story, and it isn’t us.
Grab your barf-bag before reading this puff piece on Jess George, the white jefa of Charlotte’s Latin American Coalition:
She’s not Latino, an immigrant, or even a minority. She’s not fluent in Spanish, either. …
Since taking over the Latin American Coalition four years ago, she has steadily increased its visibility with a series of rallies, marches and publicity stunts. … It’s an unusual approach that has drawn national attention. The country’s largest Hispanic civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, called the coalition an “inspiration” for other immigrant advocates.
I can remember when “civil rights” meant favoring voting rights for blacks who were US citizens. But we’ve evolved way past that. These days, “civil rights” means “the right of foreigners to invade and colonize another country.” I guess that’s progress.
But there are sometimes speed bumps on the road to progress. George’s ascent to the position of the jefa of the Latin American Coalition was resented by Latinos who couldn’t figure out why this gringa was telling them what to do:
“I’ve had other Latino leaders in Charlotte tell me: ‘Jess, it’s nice that you are doing this for the community. But when is a real leader going to show up?’?” says George.
“At first, it was really hard to hear. I’m the kind of person who likes to be told how I can do things better. But when you point to me and say, ‘You’re white,’ I can’t change that.”
Former coalition board chairwoman Olma Echeverri admits that there was backlash when George was named executive director. Prior to that, George spent five years as an associate director at the coalition.
“I supported her taking over, but I was approached by people asking why I didn’t find another candidate who was Latino,” said Echeverri, now chairwoman of the Hispanic-American Democrats of North Carolina.
Nevertheless, despite such difficulties, this New York transplant continues to stand up “for a class of people she feels is being bullied by the system.”
How noble. And how courageous. After all, other than the federal government, the media, academia, and big business, NO ONE is helping illegal aliens in this country.
After a number of recent court decisions mandating same-sex “marriage,” many conservatives predicted it was just a matter of time until we’d hear demands for the recognition of group marriage (polyamory).
But there’s a cause more pressing than the “right” of three or more to consider themselves married. That cause is neatly summarized in the following headline and linked story:
Not only does this crisis pertain to the ongoing and escalating War against the Family, but also reveals the great cultural divide that’s only going to escalate, as articles such as this illustrate. In Mexico, you see, the age of consent is 12, rather than 18, as required by those stuffy old Anglos. And laws that enforce the values of white culture are inherently racist, as any tenured radical will kindly explain to you. (Hint: It’s called “white privilege.”)
That’s why I predict lowering the age of consent to 12 will be the next battle in the never-ending Civil Rights crusade. It would strike a double blow against white culture, on both traditional sex roles as well as on traditional cultural norms. It’s a win-win for multiculturalism.
Letting people naturally congregate in communities they feel welcome and safe in is eeeevil. So the federal government HAS to do something about that. From CNS News:
The goal is to help communities understand “fair housing barriers” and “establish clear goals” for “improving integrated living patterns and overcoming historic patterns of segregation.”
“This proposed rule represents a 21st century approach to fair housing, a step forward to ensuring that every American is able to choose to live in a community they feel proud of – where they have a fair shot at reaching their full potential in life,” said HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan. “For the first time ever,” Donovan added, “HUD will provide data for every neighborhood in the country, detailing the access African American, Latino, Asian, and other communities have to local assets, including schools, jobs, transportation, and other important neighborhood resources that can play a role in helping people move into the middle class.” …
“Make no mistake, this is a big deal,” Donovan said. “With the HUD budget alone, we are talking about billions of dollars. And as you know, decades ago, these funds were used to support discrimination. Now, they will be used to expand opportunity and bring communities closer to the American Dream.”
Yes, this IS a big deal — “every neighborhood in the country” will be monitored for compliance. Too much freedom allows folks to live in ways our handlers don’t like. Eventually, all housing decisions will be made by a central housing czar. Then we’ll have better arrangements that are more “just,” as determined by the Comrade Kapruginas in HUD.
Here is an article at VDARE on the Jack Hunter smear campaign. It’s good because it links to a lot of the sites that picked up the story, but the author, Alexander Hart, pretty much throws Hunter under the bus on account of Rand’s backtracking on the immigration issue.
Here is Hunter’s own statement. It’s pretty much a disaster. Hunter goes into full backpedal and placate mode. This is highly unfortunate. First, the PC Beast can not be placated. Just ask Jason Richwine. Just ask Paula Deen. The PC Beast must be resisted head on. Second, whenever you say some version of “I’m not a racist” you have already lost because you have conceded the other sides terms. Third, as I wrote yesterday, nothing in these revelations is really that damaging. Some of it is rather mundane. Just explain yourself forcefully without backpedalling or dodging.
That said, I do not think that now is the time to attack Jack for backpedalling. Here is what I posted on Facebook:
I am disappointed that Jack Hunter has chosen to backtrack and concede to the PC Rightthink Police rather than fight back, but that said, now is not the time for anti-PC forces to attack Jack. Now is the time for us to attack the PC Beast that is attacking him. We can attempt to drag Jack back to paleodom after we have countered the PC Cultural Marxists Gestapo.