Monthly Archives: July 2011

American Cyclops

At FPR, Patrick Deneen has posted an excellent essay contrasting classical anthropology with that of Enlightenment thinkers Locke and Hobbes.

Though Deneen doesn’t mention it, Homer himself identified the classical liberal temptation with savagery, portraying the vicious and savage Cyclopes as living in a way that many ostensible conservatives today would find quite appealing:

These people have no institutions, no meetings for counsels;

rather they make their habitations in caverns hollowed

among the peaks of the high mountains, and each one is the law

for his own wives and children, and cares nothing about the others.

Suburbia, anyone?

While political theory is not always as exciting as current events, Deneen’s essay makes a very worthwhile and down-to-earth point:  When conservatives try to combat liberalism by attacking the state as such and collectivism as such, they are “appeal[ing] to the individualistic principles of classical liberalism,” which is “the philosophical equivalent of throwing gasoline on a fire.”

According to Aristotle, and later further developed by Thomas Aquinas, man is by nature a social and political animal – which is to say, that humans only become human in the context of polities and society. Shorn of such relations, the biological creature “human” was not actually a fully realized human – not able to achieve the telos of the human creature, a telos that required law and culture, cultivation and education, and hence, society and tradition.

Thus, Aristotle was able to write (and Aquinas after him essentially repeated) that “the city is prior to the family and the individual” – not, of course, temporally, but in terms of the primacy of wholes to parts. To use a metaphor common to both the ancients and in the Biblical tradition, the body as a whole “precedes” in importance any of its constitutive parts:

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Media suppressing information on black flash mobs

Regarding HB’s recent post, the topic arose about the media refusing to report that the violent flash mobs sweeping the country are black.   Unsurprisingly, the journalists don’t seem to mind obsessing over Anders Behring Breivik’s race, including the gratuitous commentary about his “blond hair,” “fair skin,” and “blue eyes.”  Yet, news organizations simply refuse to report the truth about black flash mobs.  Are the media putting people’s lives at risk by not reporting this vital piece of information?

Here’s libertarian journalist Steve Chapman not only admitting that the journalists suppress information about black flash mobs but approving of it as well:

My question to readers accusing us of political correctness is: Why do you care so much about the attackers’ race? If you fear or dislike blacks, I suppose it would confirm your prejudice. But otherwise, it tells you nothing useful.

That black flash mobs are taking place across the country is not a useful and potentially life-saving correlation?

Downtown Greensboro “Flash Mob” Beating Investigated By Police

… but they have to be “vewy, vewy, quiet” about it. Guess why:

It’s happening all over the nation in places like Chicago, Milwaukee and Philadelphia. Now, it’s happening right here in the Triad.

Greensboro police say mobs of violent teens are meeting up on the weekends and wreaking havoc downtown. Police say it’s getting worse each weekend.

This past weekend, a former mayor had his business vandalized and another community leader got beat up in Center City Park.

“One of the teenagers came up from behind and just punched me in the back and kicked me and knocked me to the floor. Then, he just continued to kick me, punch me, step on me. People were screaming,” Mitchel Sommers, executive director of the Community Theatre of Greensboro said.


Oddly, there are no descriptions of the “violent teens.” But with a little detective work, it’s easy to figure out. At 2:00 into the video, the reporter notes that the teens use Facebook on their mobile phones to coordinate their actions. And at 2:20 in, this intrepid investigator detected a key piece of evidence the reporter failed to mention – white fingers tapping at Blackberries!

So it must be those out-of-control Amish again.


This story hits home. I used to live and work in Greensboro, and met my wife-to-be when I got a part in a play at the Greensboro Community Theatre, where the attack took place. She had female lead, and I had two bit parts. After rehersals, we’d wander around the quiet streets and talk. Back then, downtown Greensboro was charming and peaceful — and safe.

But then something called “progress” elbowed its way in.

I suspect the powers that be want to keep this embarrassing and growing problem out of the limelight because it would clash with Greensboro’s “progressive” image. Just down the street from the Theatre where this attack occurred is the famous Woolworth’s, one of the most sacred shrines of the Civil Rights Revolution. That building was just a decaying hulk in the days when my future wife and I strolled Greensboro’s leafy streets on warm September evenings. Today, it houses The International Civil Rights Center & Museum. Without the overthrow of traditional society the Civil Rights Revolution accomplished, we wouldn’t have seen the changes it forced through, from the federal takeover of private property, to the 1965 Immigration Reform Act, to the outpouring of welfare entitlements that’s undermined the traditional family to the point where the black illegitimacy rate is now 71%.

Pardon me while I remember this old town the way it was.

More over all you rednecks and make way for the Greenecks

The rural people of Vermont as Ben Hewitt writes for Vermont Common’s blog:

Summer came as summer does, fast and undeniable, bringing with it the means to fill each of its days from their gauzy 5 a.m. beginnings to the exhausted, body-sore collapse into sleep. Firewood to be cut, split, and stacked, a woodshed to be built for the firewood to be stacked into, a stand of mature fir to be thinned, skidded, and sawn.

Then the boards, redolent of the earthy sweetness of fresh-cut lumber, to be stickered and covered. The orchard to be pruned, the raspberries thinned and trellised, dozens of vegetable beds broadforked, weeded, and seeded. The sheep and pigs and cows turned out to pasture. Hay to be baled, bales to be loaded, thrown, stacked. And then the cows freshen and there is suddenly milk everywhere and even better, cream: To turn to butter, to cut the bitterness of strong coffee, to slurp by the cupful straight from a quart jar while standing before the open fridge in chainsaw chaps and a sweat-damp T-shirt. Fishing trips with the boys, walking downhill through the woods to the neighbor’s stream, where the brookies hide in the shadows of a tumbledown stone bridge, half or more fallen in, uncrossed for decades and perhaps even generations. Fish that dwell beneath bridges that can no longer be crossed: How apt a metaphor for 21st century America and her people.

The barely kept secret of my life is this: For all the activities that fill each of my days, I am not very good at much of anything. Sure, I can claim basic competence on many fronts but the hard truth is, I rarely if ever do anything with excellence. It seems as if my knowledge and skills have spread like a sudden rain atop a parched land, creating a latticework of water that runs helter-skelter across the surface, never accumulating, never soaking into the thirsty earth below.

You can read the rest of this post at the link above. Here are some others for your considerations also:

“15 facts about America’s Infrastructure” by Jennifer Lynch

“Sustainability in all things Except Rational Thinking” by SARTRE at  BART

“The Left Wing Circular Firing Squad” by J.J. Jackson at Liberty Reborn

“The Fed and America’s Financial Reckoning Day”  by Chuck Baldwin

“The Free State Project at 10″  by its founder,  Jason Sorens

“Neocon Blowback”  by Justin Raimondo at Antiwar.com

“How American Became an Emipre”  by Bill Bonner at Lew Rockwell.com

and my own “Man from Nowhere” in TAC

Coffee Time and Open Thread

Quote of the Week:  James Fulford:  “American Doesn’t Have A ‘Broken Immigration System’, It Has A Broken Deportation System.”

Paul Gottfried asks whether free speech is an Anglo-Saxon or Jewish tradition and whom it benefits.

John Derbyshire, discussing Malthus and David Stove, writes about the immorality of humanitarian aid.

Steve Sailer notes that the Guardian criticizes the Beckhams for having too many children (because they’re white), and writes about the rise (and fall) of Blue Labor (a labor politician who actually stated the truth that Third World immigration drives down British wages).

Jerry Woodruff, at the American Thinker, defends Sam Francis.

Richard Spencer discusses American economic catastrophe.

Larry Elliott at the Guardian notes (although unintentionally) how David Cameron is siding with Nigerians against his own people.  (N.B. the Pope siding with Africans against Europeans last April.)

Phil Tignino argues that conservatives need a no-enemies-to-the-right approach (to mirror liberals’ no-enemies-to-the-left approach).

Brenda Walker writes about a recent American convert to Islam being sentenced for murder, and discusses how Obama was cheered at a recent La Raza convention.

Johnny Fincioen argues that real American debt is more than 100% of GDP.

Daniel Larison writes that NATO is a cover for the US to invade Libya.

James Fulford notes that Colorado is to mandate “diversity dolls,” and asks about the suspects at the La Raza lowrider show.

Alexander Hart discusses Mexico’s interference in the American judicial process.

Classics Corner:

Fjordman:  “When Treason Becomes The Norm: Why The Proposition Nation, Not Islam, Is Our Primary Enemy

Anders Behring Breivik was not a Christian

One of the first things I saw pop up on Facebook that the press was saying about ABB is that he is a fundamentalist Christian. This struck me as highly unlikely when I first read it. Besides the obvious fact that a Christian wouldn’t randomly kill innocents, there are very few “fundamentalists” Christians in Norway. (This also indicates that the press doesn’t understand the terminology it uses.) Belief in Norway is low to begin with, and what belief there is is mostly found within the traditional denominations of Norway. While there are, I’m sure, orthodox (small o) Christians in Norway, they wouldn’t generally be described as “fundamentalist” unless someone is using that word to mean any orthodox (meaning something like creedal) Christian. But if they mean fundamentalist in the sense that word has come to mean (for better or for worse) in America, then I suspect most fundamentalist in Norway probably go to mission churches founded by fundamentalist mission organizations from America.

But it turns out ABB is not a Christian. At the most he is what you might call a cultural Christian. He is not a believing Christian himself, but he respects Europe’s Christian heritage. (This is a position you see commonly on the nationalist right, because there is a lot of unbelief on the nationalist right.)

The Media’s Sloppy Coverage of the Norway Shootings

First of all, what happened in Norway is horrible.  My sympathy goes out to the families of the victims.

Second, I’d like to address  the media’s sloppy reporting of this unfortunate incident.

- Apparently, Anders Behring Breivik didn’t just randomly target Norwegian children on an island, as was first reported by the American media, but deliberately targeted the youth camp on Utoya island.  These teenagers and 20-somethings were the elite of Norway’s ruling left-wing party, whereby Breivik attempted to “wipe out” the next generation of Labor politicians, whom he blamed for mass immigration into Norway.

- It seems that the NY Times and others are attacking the Norwegian blogger Fjordman, who writes in English and is extremely popular throughout Europe. It seems that Breivik quotes Fjordman extensively in his manifesto, although Fjordman has never advocated violence. Fjordman is quite saddened by the recent incident, but says that bloggers should remain committed to the truth. He writes:

We cannot stop writing about charged but important issues. People like me have been warning against rising ethnic tensions for years, not creating them. They have been created by runaway mass immigration to Western countries, and as long as that runaway immigration continues, I fear that these tensions are going to continue to rise as well. I do not wish this; I am merely warning that this is likely to happen.

Fjordman is by far one of the best European bloggers writing in English today. I’d recommend that anyone spend a couple hours and peruse his articles listed here.

- Interestingly, the Jerusalem Post is more accurately reporting on Breivik than is the American press. While the American press is still innaccurately reporting that Breivik is a “neo-nazi,” the JP accurately reports that Breivik was a Zionist, as a quick perusal of his manifesto will show. Peter Brimelow notes that Breivik is probably more like a Baruch Goldstein than a Timothy McVeigh.

- Speaking of biased reporting by the media, if you haven’t noticed, certain American reporters seem to be completely obsessed with Breivik’s “fair skin,” “blond hair,” and “blue eyes.” If the shooter were from a Muslim country, would the media obsess about his “swarthy complexion” and “dark eyes”?  Of course not, as it would fall under the “not reporting race” category.

- Of course, the worst is probably yet to come. The anti-Western media will milk this for all it’s worth.  They will attempt to dupe people that Islam and Third World immigration are not a real threat in Europe.  I wouldn’t be surprised if they use this as a pretext to attempt to flood the West with even more of the Third World.  But it may be an uphill battle.  If you look at the comments below Breivik’s video at YouTube, probably about half of the comments (mostly by Europeans), while expressing shock  and anger at what Breivik did, are  critical of Third World immigration into Europe.

Updates:

Apparently Breivik in his manifesto in addition to Fjordman also quotes Lawrence Auster, Bruce Bawer, the English Defense LeagueRobert SpencerSrdja Trifkovic, and Geert Wilders, all of whom have never advocated violence.  Quite the opposite.  Breivik also quotes Shakespeare and John Stuart Mill.  James Fulford notes that Breivik quotes Baron BodisseyPamela Geller and the New York Times.

Steve Sailer on Breivik.

Pat Buchanan on Breivik and how the press will us it to attempt to silence the right.

Anders Behring Breivik’s political views and writings

Update:  Regarding Anders Behring Breivik’s motivation, apparently a video produced by him and a manifesto written by him are circulating around the internet.

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What Anders Behring Breivik did is horrible and will be used by the anti-Western left to attempt to silence critics of Third World immigration into Europe.

Here are some of the alleged writings of Breivik.  The website Islam vs. Europe has made available translations from his writings at document.no:

The problem is that it often does not help about 80% of Muslims are “moderates”, ie they ignore the Quran. “It takes very few people to overthrow a plane.”

What percentage is the Taliban of Pakistan’s population? 1%, 3%, 5%? And how much chaos is there today?

In every society where Islam exists there will be a certain percentage of the Muslims who actually follow the traditional interpretations of the Koran.

And then we have the relationship between conservative Muslims and so-called “moderate Muslims”.

There is moderate Nazis, too, that does not support fumigation of rooms and Jews. But they’re still Nazis and will only sit and watch as the conservatives Nazis strike (if it ever happens). If we accept the moderate Nazis as long as they distance themselves from the fumigation of rooms and Jews?

Now it unfortunately already cut himself with Marxists who have already infiltrated-culture, media and educational organizations. These individuals will be tolerated and will even work as professors and lecturers at colleges / universities and are thus able to spread their propaganda.  Continue reading

Document.no on the Norwegian Gunman

Here is the article from Document.no about the Norwegian gunman. Most of the site is in Norwegian, but this article is in very good English.

It is actually the author who gets the Cultural Marxism aspect wrong.

His main enemy is not muslims, but multiculturalists and what he calls cultural marxists. This is a term that some on the political right uses. It is vague and can be used about almost anything. Because it is so imprecise this editor raised an inner red flag when Behring Breivik used it about the Frankfurter School. This was an important philosophical school in Germany, after the war, led by Adorno and Horkheimer. That Behring Breivik classified them as cultural marxists indicated that he did not really know cultural history. But that does not make him an extremist.

Actually, the term is not really “vague,” and it is entirely appropriate to use Cultural Marxism to describe what came out of the Frankfurt School. The Frankfurt School essentially originated and popularized it.

Who is Anders Behring Breivik, Norwegian Shooter?

Note:  This blog entry has been retracted due to new information.  Please see update here.

Regarding the unfortunate and sad shooting in Norway, Hagai Segal, a security specialist at New York University in London, has this to say:

The tactics and actuality of these attacks would be quite striking if carried out by a domestic far-right actor – trying to kill Norway’s PM is one thing and not surprising from any extremist elements, but killing average citizens in this manner is very, very unusual indeed for far-right/supremacists, and certainly for ones in Europe.

The media want to portray Anders Behring Breivik as an anti-immigrant, Norwegian nationalist, but, as Hagai Segal notes above, if he were an ethnic nationalist, the last thing in the world one would expect would be for him to attack his own people.  It does not make sense. Wouldn’t he have targeted immigrants? I’m sure more will come out about this in the coming days.  I wonder whether Breivik is a mentally disturbed Jared Lee Loughner type, whom the anti-Western media are using to smear pro-Norwegian groups.  Regardless,  this event is the dream event of the anti-Western left. They will milk it for all it’s worth.

Updates:

From the AP:

[Norwegian news agency NTB reports that Anders Behring Breivik] didn’t belong to any known factions in Norway’s small and splintered extreme right movement, and had no criminal record except for some minor offenses….

Of course, this won’t get in the way of the smearmongering of the anti-Western media.

An alleged comment by Anders Behring Breivik (translated) from document.no:

Caper,

Anyway, we are not in a position where we can pick and choose our partners. That’s why we have to ensure that we influence other culturally conservatives to take our anti-racist pro-homosexual, pro-Israeli line of thought. When this direction has been taken we can take it to the next level.

Important:  This blog entry has been retracted due to new information.  Please see update here.

Norway Gunman is a “Right-Winger.” Get Ready for the Onslaught

Here is what the AP says about the Norwegian shooter:

He regularly posted on a Norwegian right-wing site called Document.no in 2009 and 2010, the editor of the site Hans Rustad said.

“He writes mostly about what Americans call the cultural war; focused on immigration, demography, identity, and politics in the broader sense,” Rustad wrote on the site on Saturday.

“His main enemy is not Muslims, but multiculturalists and what he calls cultural marxists.”

Get ready for the onslaught that is sure to come. You watch. We will be told that even mild views such as opposition to multiculturalism and Cultural Marxism are dangerous extremism, so to prove how magnanimous we are and to establish our anti-racist bona fides Western nations should throw open our doors to even more immigration.

My Expanded Anti-Soccer Rant

I expanded my soccer rant below and sent it to EtherZone. It is now up. This one might make me some enemies. :-)

Now that the women’s World Cup is mercifully over, can we please get back to sports that REALLY MATTER … like football, baseball, basketball, NASCAR and Ultimate Fighting!

Call me unpatriotic if you like, but part of me was glad the US women lost just so I wouldn’t have to endure more insufferable soccer talk for the next week. Any more soccer talk and I think I would have plunged a pencil into my ear.

Chronicles Magazine writer Tom Piatak had it right when he called soccer the metric system in short pants. I’m not inclined to believe in conspiracy theories, but I can’t help but wonder if those nefarious forces (I’m talking to you ESPN) trying to foist soccer off on us are part of some New World Order plot (which undoubtedly includes at least a few neocons).

You see, America is supposed to be a grand global nation, but the sports we care about are all so parochial and, according to globalist logic, not befitting a universal nation. That just can’t be. A universal nation needs a universal sport, and The Powers That Be have decreed that soccer is that sport.

Well count me out! If feet and inches were good enough for my British Isle forebears, then they’re good enough for me. And if football was good enough for George Gipp, it ought to be good enough for every red-blooded American! Do you think that if George Gipp had decided to kick a ball around the park trying to get it into a net instead of trying to run over some guy with it anyone would know who he is today? I think not. And he probably would have gotten punched in the teeth by the other neighborhood boys for his troubles. And if Ronald Reagan had played a guy who kicked a ball into a net, do you think he would have ever become President? Heck no!

And while I’m on the subject of soccer, is there any “guy” more annoying than “soccer hat and soccer shirt guy?” Look, I don’t have anything against Europeans. I served in Europe for three years courtesy of Uncle Sam. The Europeans were generally nice people, and I even liked some European styles. But if you really feel the need to look Euro even though you live here in the good ol’ US of A, then buy yourself an Armani suit and some of those square toed shoe thingies, but please spare me the spectacle of your pretentious soccer hat. Who are you trying to kid? Do you really think that I think you actually keep up with the exploits of the Juventus Football (sic) Club?

So thank you Japan for ending my misery. Although, come to think of it, what is Japan doing playing soccer either? Shouldn’t Japanese kids be learning Sumo and Judo?

Well anyway, now that order has been restored to the universe maybe I can tune back into ESPN without hearing about Han Solo’s daughter trying to keep a ball out of the net. It’s bad enough that I have to listen to golf talk (the Masters excepted, of course).

That’s enough ranting for now. I need to get back to the race. But don’t get me started on open wheel racing…

Published originally at EtherZone.com

The shutdown about nothing

After 20 days the end has come to an end, meaning Minnesota’s state government is back in business. The Gopher State’s budget is back to where it started, spending all of $35.8 billion, the largest in state history.

But never fear all you taxaphobics out there no one is going to pay an extra dime in taxes to pay for any of this spending. The Republicans held the line all right. Government is bigger and spends more but taxpayers won’t foot the extra bill. Some borrowing will be done, a delayed payment here, moving payments into this account, all the financial legerdemain a state government needs to show a balanced budget.

But no taxes were raised which is all Republicans really cared about. So they declared victory and on the surface they’re right. They calculated a government shutdown would hurt Democratic constituencies more than Republican so they thought they could hold out until the public employee unions cried uncle and Gov. Mark Dayton would give in. They voted for their budget and held out until Dayton, he of the old Dayton-Hudson Department Store fortune (which is now plowed into Target stores) gave up on his plan to tax people like himself and thus he worked out  deal the GOP’s state legislative leaders agreed to which they flogged their rank n’ file, the ones who promised they wouldn’t “spend a penny more” than $34 billion, into line support it. Thus, shutdown over with, government back in business.

When it was out of business, persons got a chance to see what life is like without it and what they found out is that it’s more than just closed state parks and idled road projects and unemployed state employees.  It’s bartenders and businesses who can’t get licenses, loggers in state forests thrown out of work and stores who have beer and cigarettes removed from the shelves. Government, no matter what the level, touches a lot of our daily lives, a good deal of it unnoticed until one day it’s not there. Then the people who supposedly hate it  get upset when it isn’t there because it inconveniences them.

They also get upset when government costs more than what comes in to pay for it. This is called a deficit, as we all know. Deficits are eliminated by cutting spending and/or by raising revenue. The former was done and latter wasn’t because many Republicans, especially those in their first terms in the legislature, were locked into Grover Norquist’s no-new-taxes pledge. But even Republicans who been around the legislature for a while also took a hard line on taxes after watching veteran colleagues who did vote for tax increase in the past get bounced out of office in GOP primaries and local nominating conventions.

Obviously as a matter of politics one does not wish to sign a blood oath and turn around and break it and wind up like George Bush I. But since Norquist established his pledge back in 1987, government is far bigger and runs bigger and bigger deficits than ever before. Far from “starving the beast” the beast simply goes out to eat on a credit card backed by the Federal Reserve and maintains a credit limit of “whatever you feel comfortable with”. In terms of political branding the pledge may well have been a success. In terms of policy, it’s had absolutely no effect whatsoever if judged by the size and scope of government in 2011.

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Great Depression II is Here?

The mainstream media have been trying to dispel the notion that we’re entering a second Great Depression, although people aren’t buying it.  Eerily, we’re witnessing the convergence of events similar to the first Great Depression.  The crash of the markets combined with environmental disaster:  tornadoes, flooding, extreme heat and drought.   Most recently, in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, cattle ranchers have been forced to sell off their cattle, which will create skyrocketing beef prices next year.  And see the massive dust storm over Phoenix yesterday:

Maybe another depression is upon us.  History, however, never repeats itself.   This time around, unfortunately, things could be much worse.  In the 1930s, the US was a major creditor and manufacturing nation.  Today, we’re a debtor and importer nation.  American debt has reached unbelievable proportions.  And because the Obama regime has been printing money like a Third World country for the past two years (cui bono?) and will continue to print money in the foreseeable future, our dollar may soon become worthless; inflation is already upon us.  Add to this the fact that both legal and illegal immigration are driving down American wages — a phenomenon which people like Obama and Michael Bloomberg want to exacerbate — and not to mention that both legal and illegal immigration are creating an enormous burden for taxpayers and causing other problems.  Things indeed look bad.  Perhaps the recent outbreak of Mexican gang drug wars along our border and violent black flash mobs are a sign of times to come.  Will the US survive?

Multicultural Madness

This moving video and gorgeous, seductive song prove there’s still some good music coming out these days. The video uses footage from NBC’s report on the 1978 Jonestown Massacre, a horrific event that carries a powerful message for our time.

A lot of folks don’t realize that the “Reverend” Jim Jones was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party, as well as an anti-White, multicult radical. Before Jonestown, many prominent people defended Jones because of the “inclusive, anti-racist” organization he’d built, including Willie Brown, the mayor of San Francisco, and homosexual advocate Harvey Milk. But in fact, Jones’s “anti-racism” was nothing more than doctrinaire communism. In previous posts, we’ve discussed how leftists conceal their poisonous agenda behind the holy mantra of “anti-racism.”

As you can see from the video, Jones was clearly unbalanced. At the same time, unfortunately, he was also charismatic. (He reminds me of abolitionist fanatic John Brown.) You can see both rapturous delight and militant self-righteousness in the faces of Jones’s followers. His “church” did not preach the Gospel, but a form of Black Liberation theology, which claims to “affirm the humanity of white people” by their willingness to sacrifice themselves in the name of black liberation.

Please watch the entire video. I’ve never seen anything that better illustrates the pathology and allure of the cult of anti-racism, which its own record shows to be a self-destructive and anti-human ideology. And by contrast, this video also serves as a powerful reminder of the natural vitality of an historical, organic culture.

Judge Roy Moore Receives Courage of Daniel Award

On June 3, 2011, the Institute on the Constitution (IOTC) awarded Roy Moore, former Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court and the current President of the Foundation for Moral Law, the “Courage of Daniel Award.” After Judge Moore addressed attendants of the IOTC’s “First Friday” lecture, IOTC co-founder Michael Peroutka presented the award to him “for choosing to obey God, and acknowledging Him both in word and in deed, regardless of the consequences; who like Daniel resisted a government which thought it was God.”

This is a bit dated, but I just got the e-mail today.

Moore is exploring a potential Republican primary bid, but there has been substantial speculation that Moore really has his eye on the CP nomination. While Peroutka is no longer affiliated with the CP, this might contribute further to that speculation.

Cross posted, in a different (objective) form, at IPR.

Now Can We Please Get Back to Sports that REALLY MATTER…

… like football, baseball, basketball and Ultimate Fighting!

Call me unpatriotic if you like, but part of me was hoping the US women would lose just so I wouldn’t have to endure more insufferable soccer talk for the next week. Any more soccer talk, and I think I would have plunged a pencil into my ear.

Tom Piatak said it right when he called soccer the metric system in short pants. I’m not inclined to believe conspiracy theories, but I can’t help but wonder if those forces trying to foist soccer off on us are part of some New World Order plot (which undoubtedly includes at least a few neocons).

You see, America is supposed to be a grand global nation, but the sports we care about are all so parochial and not befitting a universal nation. That just can’t be. A universal nation needs a universal sport, and The Powers That Be have decreed that soccer is that sport.

Well count me out! If feet and inches were good enough for my British Isle forebears, then they’re good enough for me. And if football was good enough for George Gipp, it it ought to be good enough for every red-blooded American. Do you think that if George Gipp had decided to kick a ball around the park trying to get it into a net, anyone would know who he is today? I think not. And he probably would have gotten punched in the teeth by the other neighborhood boys for his troubles. And if Ronald Reagan had played a guy who kicked a ball into a net, do you think he would have ever become President? Heck no!

Now can we please restore order to the universe so I can tune into ESPN without hearing about Han Solo’s daughter trying to keep a ball out of the net.

Daily Reading and Open Thread

Dennis Dale writes about the violent black flash mobs taking place across the US.

Steve Sailer notices that Eric Holder may start witch hunt against banks that aren’t lending enough to minorities (ironically, the “Minority Mortgage Meltdown” caused the real estate collapse), discusses possible CIA connections in Obama’s parents’ shady Third World past,and  notes the gullible donors to the SPLC.

Richard Spencer, who previously had discussed the new movie Thorinterviews Stephen McNallen about the anti-Western casting in this film.  McNallen has put up a website entitled The Real Thor.

William L. Houston notes that Time brands Head Start a failure.

Kevin DeAnna discusses our “America Last” foreign policy.

James Fulford notes neocon Michael Barone’s dishonesty in writing on immigration.

Thomas Fleming notes that he’ll be on WNTA Radio every Friday at 3:00.

Peter Brimelow asks why poultry houses in Arkansas need Mexicans when new machines can debone chickens 10 times faster.

Brenda Walker notes how, in a Camp of the Saints fashion, hordes from India are attempting to enter the US illegally.

Paul Gottfried discusses the growing thought control on American campuses.

James Bovard reviews John J. Mearsheimer’s new book Why Leaders Lie.

Srdja Trifkovic notes American delusions over Egypt.

Classics Corner:

Blogger Generation5 defends Christian HBD.

Updates:

Latest black mob attack:  man in NYC attacked for being white.