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Over at the Conservative Hideout, Matt Ross is keeping track of Racial Violence in America.
That fitting title was bestowed by Stacy McCain earlier today and how true it is.
As I predicted last night, the ‘sickeningly sweet sycophancy’ is in full rage mode and TV News has, indeed, become ‘even more unwatchable’.
-Sadly, many on the Right have given into the temptation to speak well of the dead, unrepentant Communist Nelson Mandela. A perfect example of this may be found by listening to Mark Levin’s interview with Breitbart’s Joel Pollak last night. What you will hear, if you click here, is a sorry and failed attempt by Mr. Pollak to whitewash and obscure Mandela’s miserable legacy, employing some Moral Equivalence along the way [hmmm...just like the Lefties do]. As Stacy remarked last night:
Now, Joel Pollak is a friend, but he was born in 1977 — the year I graduated high school — so that by the time he was old enough to vote, the Cold War was already a fading memory. And I appreciate Pollak’s concern that conservatives observe decorum on this occasion, but if conservatives do not insist on remembering history as it really was, we acquiesce in liberal revision of that history.
One hopes that Joel Pollak will make a full recovery from his Quislingtitus…and soon.
Good Friend In The Ether, Evi, The Evil Blogger Lady, made this comment in Stacy’s post, at one point:
Being a revolutionary in the face of oppression (and there was definitely that) is not evil, per se. But the ANC was definitely corrupt and committed heinous acts. Mandela refused to foreswear violence, but also refused to be released until his fellow prisoners were released.
Violent crime did explode under his regime. So did AIDS, which his government at first refused to even acknowledge existed as a disease (and remember this was in the 1990s when HIV was well known). But he personally paid for that too, losing a son to the disease.
He was no saint. But he was not your typical African or Communist dictator either. He played an important role in the transformation of South African and in that role did more good than harm.
If you use the word ‘revolutionary’ in the modern meaning of the word, then I must disagree. The goal of every Revolutionary is to tear down all existing institutions, set the clock back to Year One, and build Paradise On Earth. He seeks to wipe away all traditions, morals, and customs, and re-engineer Mankind. The Revolutionary seeks to be as God.
Thus, all Revolutionaries are Evil.
If Mandela truly wanted to bring about change with as little bloodshed as possible, he would have renounced the ANC and joined either the Liberal or Progressive Parties. Instead, he chose to remain in the Communist ANC [which, by the way, there's evidence that the Soviets controlled] and condone and plan violent acts.
That Mandela never renounced the ANC or Communism means that he chose to remain on the side of Evil.
Since his election as President of South Africa, the ANC and affiliated Leftist groups have been waging a hushed-up campaign of violence and death against both blacks and whites there who will not enslave themselves to the Communist Ideology.
As one commentator here remarked, South Africa is, indeed, a sewer and Nelson Mandela had chronic diarrhea.
[Evi: I will gladly post a response by you to my comments, if you wish.]
-In a post from earlier today, over at The Other McCain, Stacy reminds us of what was going on in the African world during the 1980′s, when U.S. college campuses exploded with anti-apartheid sanctions and divestment-of-investments campaigns.
As he writes:
The sanctions and “divestment” campaign against South Africa was therefore an effort to advance Soviet foreign policy aims in Africa by sabotaging the economy of a key Western ally.
Please do take the time to read the whole post, which also offers a portrait of Margaret Thatcher at her best.
-I will attempt to Update this post later.
UPDATE at 2349…
-Adjoran is pretty damn spot-on in his remarks on Stacy McCain’s post cited immediately above:
It is one of Stacy’s endearing and quaint qualities that he believes a recitation of the factual record could have any bearing on the policies of leftists or the permitted opinions of their politically correct thought control.
The truth does need to be repeated, if only to ensure it isn’t completely buried, of course – but it never had any effect on the Left. They didn’t care for it in the ’30s, or the ’50s, or the ’60s, or the ’70s (just stop me if you begin to detect a pattern here).
Mandela was part of terrorist bombings, assassinations, torture, etc., and these were why he was arrested in the first place. He was a violent man who headed the paramilitary force of the ANC. When their buildings were raided, among the weaponry was a stockpile of 144 tons of ammonium nitrate. The Oklahoma City truck bomb contained about one ton.
It’s fine to recognize Mandela’s relatively peaceful – if corrupt – government service. That does not wash the blood off his hands, however.
My Quibble: The last paragraph — Saint Nelson had plenty of blood on his hands during his Presidency, outward appearances to the contrary.
…To the Left, only the Collective is good and noble, no matter how many people their beloved Collectivism/Marxism slaughters and tortures. You can criticize me for daring to share historical facts, but ask yourself this. What type of man would pose in front of this symbol? The symbol of Gulags, torture, butchery, and mass suffering? is that man worth celebrating? I will let you decide that for yourself. For me, it is rather cut and dry.
For me, too.
Communism has been nothing but a plaque on all the world, bringing only misery and death wherever it’s parasitical ideas gain a following. It is a lead priest in the High Church of The Culture Of Death. Everywhere it’s diseased Ideology goes, atrocities follow.
No…I will never have one single positive word to ever say about one of it’s adherents. I have no fear in stating that I know Doug would agree.
-You knew this was going to occur [from a post by Donald Douglas]:
Black supremacist Ta-Nehisi Coates is leading the chorus of attacks on “racist” Cold War conservatives who questioned the anti-apartheid movement in the 1980s. See, “Apartheid’s Useful Idiots.”
You have to read the whole thing, but literally the bottom line is that to raise any questions about Mandela’s legacy, regardless of the historical context, and most importantly, regardless of Mandela’s terrorism and Communism, and you’re a racist….
-Richard McEnroe has a picture up on his site that should be reposted and re-Tweeted everywhere.
UPDATE at 2359…
Stacy McCain has up another post on the fellating of Saint Nelson. All of the Left and some, sadly, on the Right will not like the truths contained in it.
See, the media’s omissions from Mandela’s biography are not random.
It is impossible to believe that any figure on the Right, with a comparable history of association with terrorist violence, would be celebrated by the media as a secular saint when he died.
“Well, yes, but . . .” and then our conservative friends give us a lecture (which sounds a lot like what MSNBC has been saying in its wall-to-wall Mandela telethon today) about how Mandela embraced peace and democracy and everybody lived happily ever after.
Except maybe for the people who got killed or raped.
The Gospel of Saint Nelson does not merely omit the long-ago victims of ANC terrorism, but also manages to ignore the ultra-violent reality of contemporary South Africa, “The Rape Capital of the World.”
It’s not me, the Evil Right-Wing Racist, who’s saying this, it’s South Africans themselves, and most of the victims of South Africa’s world-historic rape rampage are black, as are their rapists.
And hey, let’s talk about murder: In 2011, the murder rate in South Africa was 31.9 per 100,000. The U.S. rate is 4.7 per 100,000.
Rape, murder, terror — it’s the Communist Way…it was Nelson Mandela’s Way.
At first glance, it seemed like Prime Minister Cameron had finally decided to curb his serial namby-pambyist ways…
From Reuters, Andrew Osborn reporting, we learned:
Britain plans to classify “Islamist extremism” as a distinct ideology, British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Tuesday, as part the government’s response to the murder of a soldier on a busy London street.
Cameron said he would implement recommendations he had received from a task force he set up after the murder of Lee Rigby in May, to try to stop people being radicalised by “hate preachers”.
“This summer we saw events that shocked the nation,” Cameron, who is in China on a trade trip, told reporters.
“These tragedies were a wakeup call for government and wider society to take action to confront extremism in all its forms, whether in our communities, schools, prisons, Islamic centres or universities.”
That seemed promising, but then I dared read on:
“Islamist extremism” would, for the first time, be classified as a distinct ideology to guard against it being confused with traditional religious practice, he said.
And which ‘religious practice’ would that be, Lord Pantywaist Of Craven-On-Wuss?
Cameron wants to tackle violent ideologies that claim Islamic justification but by doing so in a way that does not alienate Britain’s 2.7 million Muslims.
The new definition would make it clear that “Islamist extremism” was a distorted interpretation of Islam that betrayed the religion’s principles and tried to sow division.
Oh, well…can’t claim I’m really surprised this Dhimmihead’s, but my conservative nature does still hold out a slight bit of hope that the Tories will someday rediscover what once made them great — I have a dream.
Tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain who wrote a post around this that is well-worth your time.
How rapidly does decadence advance! Scarcely seven decades ago, Britain stood alone against the unspeakable terror of the Blitz. Her soldiers, sailors and airmen covered themselves in eternal glory, fighting in the distant desert, on the high seas, and in the skies over London to defeat Hitler’s deadly totalitarian war machine. Yet now the grandsons of those heroes are willing to surrender everything because they are afraid of offending a handful of disgruntled imams, professional “activists” and liberal newspaper columnists?
Is there not one courageous man left in the United Kingdom who can summon that once-proud nation to recall its great heritage?
I don’t know.
But what I do know is that The Flames Of Albion are still advancing.
The sickeningly sweet sycophancy has already started and will most assuredly continue at least until the old Marxist is buried — one hopes very soon. TV News will become even more unwatchable.
In the face of the avalanche of BS that will be said of Mandela, there will be a temptation among many on the Right to start to think well of him.
Anyone that does should keep a few things in mind…
-This Tweet from the Scottish Communists is very fitting [tip of the fedora to Stacy McCain]:
Nelson Mandela has died. A hero against all the odds. True friend of ordinary ppl & progressive politics, we miss u pic.twitter.com/7pOZbH227Y
— Communist Party (@communist_party) December 5, 2013
Of course, considering that the old saying is so very true, ‘The only good Commie is a dead Commie’, I guess Mandela is now, finally, worthy of being called ‘good’.
-From his file at Discover The Networks:
…The leading South African socialist parties merged with the Communist Party in 1920s, and in 1923 the South African Native National Congress changed its name to the African National Congress to reflect its growing internationalist, Communist outlook.
In its early phase, the group focused on non-violent resistance; Mandela, his future law partner Oliver Tambo, and several other young African students in and around Witwatersrand established the African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL). Mandela was one of the drafters of the group’s manifesto. The ANCYL criticized the more genteel ANC and promised to politicize and radicalize the movement. It succeeded.
Sharpeville also marked a definite turning point for Mandela and other members of the ANC, who now opted for the use of force to accomplish their political agenda. An offshoot militant wing, the Umkhonto we Sizwe (UWS), the “Spear of the Nation,” was created by Mandela and others to bring the apartheid government down by use of sabotage. Mandela went underground and eventually left the country without permission, training in terrorist camps in Algeria and addressing the Pan-African Freedom Movement conference in Addis Ababa in January 1962. His speech was a masterpiece of one-sided distortions, as he condemned the South African government for atrocities like Sharpeville or Bulhoek (a 1921 incident in which government officers, attempting to enforce an eviction warrant on squatters, were attacked by a mob of religious fanatics and returned fire, killing 163; Mandela refers to them as ‘unarmed’, an adjective not supported by accounts at the time), invariably oversimplifying the complex background of each incident. He spoke approvingly of bombings in Fort Hare, Durban, and Johannesburg, and claimed that he was sending ANC members for guerrilla training.
Mandela returned to South Africa in 1962 and while in custody, was arrested and tried in the Rivonia trials. Rivonia was the headquarters of a group of saboteurs accused of blowing up not only government buildings but also the homes of government officials. Mandela did not deny that he was a member of the UWS and that it was engaged in sabotage, but claimed that the UWS did not engage in bombings of private homes. He also denied the possibility of finding real justice in a “White Man’s Court”.
Sometimes lost in the reports of the trial was a document that South African police found when they raided the UWS headquarters, the plans for Operation Maribuye, which detailed the targets that the UWS intended to hit and listed the strategic and tactical considerations that the group should consider. It is, in effect, a plan for war, and contrary to the rhetoric of the ANC and Mandela, both at the trial and in subsequent years, the UWS saboteurs had already claimed lives as well as buildings for their victims.
Mandela was convicted and sentenced to life in prison….
During his imprisonment, the ANC unleashed a reign of terror and torture that has been well-documented. In 1997, during the TRC hearings, the ANC leadership admitted to at least 550 actions carried out by its UWS wing, with another 100 incidents that “may or may not” have been carried out by members acting on their own. The terrorist attacks included the infamous “necklacings,” in which attackers put a gasoline-soaked tire around the victim’s neck and then set it afire (a tactic often ascribed to Mandela’s wife, Winnie, and her followers), bombings of government and military installations, and the establishment of secret “re-education” camps in northern Angola, Tanzania, and Uganda where the ANC would torture those reluctant to go along with its program of violence. In addition to warring with the apartheid government, the ANC often battled other black groups, particularly the Zulu-led Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). The government, for its part, employed equally violent means of quelling black resistance. The death totals for the period from 1985-1994 reached 23,000, according to the TRC.
After Mandela was freed and apartheid ended…
In 1994, South Africa held its first multi-party, multi-racial elections. The ANC took 68 percent of the available seats and has retained power ever since. The elections were marked by serious scandal, which was largely underreported or ignored by the press. The ANC intimidated people entering and leaving the voting booths; IFP candidates were left off ballots; children of ANC party members were allowed to vote; and some polls never even opened. Nonetheless, the international observers declared the elections “free and fair.” Mandela was inaugurated president in that same year. Since then, the largely unsuccessful administrations of Mandela and his hand-picked successor, Thabo Mbeki, have plunged what was once an orderly and somewhat prosperous country into an abyss of crime and poverty.
Mandela’s ANC and its economic policies have been largely subservient to the Communist controlled South African trade unions (COSATU); the South African union workers have low productivity rates and, compared to China and other parts of Asia, vastly higher wages….
How about some icing on the red cake…
In recent years, Mandela – a longtime friend of Arafat, Castro and Qaddafi, has been sharply critical of U.S. support for Israel, no doubt animated by the fact that South Africa was, during apartheid, one of Israel’s strongest supporters, and that support was reciprocated. He has criticized the U.S. and Great Britain for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and has accused President Bush of lacking vision in dealing with the Middle East. [BOB: He wouldn't be a true Communist if he didn't hate him some Jews.]
Mandela never rejected Communism and Terrorism.
If there is a country that has committed unspeakable atrocities in the world, it is the United States of America. [APPLAUSE] They don’t care for human beings. Fifty-seven years ago, when Japan was retreating on all fronts, they decided to drop the atom bomb in Hiroshima and Nagasaki; killed a lot of innocent people, who are still suffering the effects of those bombs.
Those bombs were not aimed against the Japanese, they were aimed against the Soviet Union to say, ‘look, this is the power that we have. If you dare oppose what we do, this is what is going to happen to you’. Because they are so arrogant, they decided to kill innocent people in Japan, who are still suffering from that.
Who are they, now, to pretend that they are the policemen of the world?….
-Requiem in tormentum.
UPDATE at 2335…
Stacy McCain has published an excellent post on the willful blindness of many of those [especially those too young to remember what the world was like before the Soviet Union fell] who are praising Mandela. And he was kind enough to link your Humble Dispatcher.
…Revolutionary groups with no worse reputation than the ANC, and leaders with no worse reputation than Mandela, had in other nations posed as “agrarian reformers” and critics of abusive governments, until such time as they succeeded in toppling those governments, at which point they cast aside the “reformer” mask, unfurled the banner of Marxism, and aligned their “popular” regimes with the Soviet bloc. Such was the story in Cuba and Nicaragua, and the U.S. could not ignore Soviet aspirations in Africa.
It would have been criminal negligence against the American People if they had.
A local New York City politician and ally of mayor-elect Bill de Blasio says the recent spate of “knockout” attacks in Brooklyn may stem from “a genuine concern” about Jewish influence.
Laurie Cumbo, the councilwoman-elect for the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights, made the comments in an open letter posted to her Facebook page. In the letter, Cumbo reports that many of her African-American constituents are alarmed by the growth of the local Jewish community.
The resulting tension, she says, could have lead to a number of attacks on Jewish residents that bear the hallmarks of a “game” in which teens attempt to knock someone unconscious with one punch.
“Many African American/Caribbean residents expressed a genuine concern that as the Jewish community continues to grow, they would be pushed out by their Jewish landlords or by Jewish families looking to purchase homes,” Cumbo wrote. ”I respect and appreciate the Jewish community’s family values and unity that has led to strong political, economic and cultural gains… While I personally regard this level of tenacity, I also recognize that for others, the accomplishments of the Jewish community triggers feelings of resentment, and a sense that Jewish success is not also their success.”
Like mayor-elect de Blasio, Cumbo hails from the resurgent left wing of the city’s Democratic Party….
When Barack Hussein Obama promised to ‘fundamentally transform’ America who knew he also intended to bring about racial climate change.
There was a time when scum like Laurie Cumbo were kept in the shadows by the Left, permitted only to operate away from public scrutiny, usually in some obscure government hack job where they weren’t required to actually work.
But now these cretins feel free to come out of the dank and mold-encrusted shadows and run for office and spout there black bile without fear because, in The Age Of Obama, such deranged ravings are considered (1) helpful to the Leftist cause of sowing Chaos and (2) perfectly acceptable by the Establishment.
Somewhere in a putrid-smelling prison cell Charles Manson is laughing.
‘Now is the time for Helter Skelter.’
I have merely been working on The Belvedere Family Christmas Card, which will be unveiled here on the anniversary of the crowning of Charlemagne by Pope Leo III in the year 800.
I’ll try and post a few things in a bit if all continues to go well.
However, I should note that Mrs. B. and I will be heading to New Hampshire on the 20th and will be there until near New Year’s.
But!…I am scheduling a number of posts to publish whilst we are making merry and consuming all the bourbon in the ‘Live Free Or Die’ state and, yes, the traditional, and much loved, TCOTS Countdown To Christmas Rule 5 will take place.
One measure of just how cynical of a man I am is that I agree with this assessment over at Quadrant Magazine by Peter Smith:
….My view (and I believe it to be the realistic one) is that universal health insurance will become the new reality in the United States, however much damage the current scheme causes. I don’t think one example can be found where any significant left-wing societal or economic change, once introduced, has been materially abandoned in the West. Reagan and Thatcher may have partially stemmed the tide but that is all they managed to do for all of their admirable intentions and rhetoric.
Western societies move on inexorably in the same leftward direction. The war is almost certainly lost. Only victories in skirmishes and damage limitation seem possible. But, make no mistake that is still worth the effort. And, of course, we can always speculate optimistically on the possibility of a new Reagan or Thatcher entering the fray and doing even better than the originals.
Look, the The United States Of America as we all knew it during our lifetimes is gone.
Of course, it was never actually what we thought it was. Every single American alive today has lived in during the times of the Left’s ascendancy — what I like to call The Age Of Leftist Hegemony, where Leftist Thinking has dominated our Society and Culture.
In such an environment, with Leftist Thinking being so dominant, the only retreats that can be forced out of the Progressives are tactical ones. They will never abandon their strategy, which is to fundamentally transform America into a Socialist nation. Most of the Left In America — at least those who have maneuvered themselves into power in our institutions — possess enough low-cunning to understand that this march to Utopia will have to occur in fairly slow steps over a period of time.
They were patient enough to take decades to bring about Democracy here.
And they are willing now to take the time to implement the next small step: achieving a Fascist/Corporatist state, which is what the Left has been working towards since 2006.
Once this goal is reached, perhaps they will rest for a decade or two to give their enslaved comrades time to mentally adjust to this form of Despotism [and while they're at it, the Leftists in charge will continue to do whatever it takes to eliminate their opposition], but, at some point, the Totalitarians will begin the next transformation.
Leftists have rejected conventional [normal] religion and have embraced a perverted form of theology, which is Gnostic in nature. They see themselves as gods who are tasked collectively with making new universe. They are stars, they are golden, and they’ve got to get themselves back to The Garden, as it were. But this new Garden Of Eden will end-up being a horror show, filled with misery, despair, and death most brutal, because the gods who made it were filled with Hubris — and Hubris is always followed by Nemesis. And this always happens because imperfect creatures such as Men cannot create Perfection — to try and do so is to violate Nature and, more importantly in my thinking, Nature’s God.
In the end, the Leftists, the Gnostics, will fail, fail utterly, but, they will drag the rest of us down into the furthest depths of Hell in the process, if we do not resist
Circling back to the beginning…
Mr. Smith is spot-on when he writes:
…The war is almost certainly lost. Only victories in skirmishes and damage limitation seem possible. But, make no mistake that is still worth the effort….
Indeed, it is, because it is the right thing to do. The preservation of our freedoms and liberties, which are a gift from God [or 'Nature', if you are not a believer], is the noblest end any Human Being can seek because, from Freedom and Liberty enjoyed, flows all that is good and right, as experience has taught us.
The United States Of America is physically lost, but the idea of The United States will live on. Therefore, we must fight to preserve that idea and make it live physically again wherever possible in some form.
We owe this much to our American Ancestors and to our Posterity.
I know not what course others may take, but as for me:
I will not be a slave; I will either Live Free Or Die.
Unlike a dying John Wilkes Booth looking at his hands, these Leaders of the Grand Old Petainists have no clue as to their situation…
The House’s chief investigator says the FBI is stonewalling his inquiry into whether the agency and the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative group True the Vote for special scrutiny, and Rep. Darrell E. Issa is now threatening subpoenas to pry loose the information from FBI Director James B. Comey Jr.
Mr. Issa, California Republican, and Rep. Jim Jordan, Ohio Republican, are leading the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee’s IRS inquiry. They also said the FBI is refusing to turn over any documents related to its own investigation into the IRS, which began in the days after an auditor’s report revealed the tax agency had improperly targeted tea party groups for special scrutiny.
Six months after it began, the FBI’s investigation has resulted in no release of information. The congressmen said the FBI even rescinded an offer for an in-person briefing with the assistant director in charge of the investigation. The reversal, after the FBI consulted with the Justice Department, suggests political meddling, the two investigators said.
“The department’s tactics have impeded a congressional investigation and interfered with the committee’s access to documents and information. Obstructing a congressional investigation is a crime,” Mr. Issa and Mr. Jordan said in their letter to Mr. Comey, warning that if they don’t get the information they will use “compulsory” means.
They set a Dec. 16 deadline.
And you know what’s going to happen? What’s going to be the outcome of this grand ‘investigation’ into the corruptions of this Administration?
NOTHING…nada, diddly, zip, zero, zilch, zippo, bubkes, bugger all, sweet Fanny Adams, nought, nil, the goose egg, the donut…
‘Whoa…whoa there, Bob…get a hold of your anger, Buddy. Aren’t you being a little harsh on these Republicans?’
You’re right…you’re right…these guys aren’t going down to the Absolute Zero of usefulness.
These Kelvinator Reps will actually do something…THEY’LL SEND MORE LETTERS!!!
That’ll make the Administration cower in fear, I’m sure — nobody expects the Limp Dick Inquisition!
If we wait for the Republicans in the Congress to do anything about the myriad of corruptions being committed by The Royal Court, then all we’ll end up doing is watching our blood pressures rise and our hair grow grayer and our lives become solitary, nasty, poor, brutish, and short.
The national government is a nest of cannibals and the slaves who serve them — the latter hoping to be given some of the gristle left over after their masters feast on the flesh of The American Republic.
We’re on our own — face this Reality.
No…no…I don’t mean he’s on that cheatin’ side of town, waiting ’til a husband leaves his house and then creeping in for some red hot — no, no.
And, you wise arses, I don’t mean he’s into traveling up the old Hershey Highway, although……well, maybe I do, but not in this context.
The Royal Court fears what owners of firearms may do to them if His Majesty’s Government were to confiscate all privately-owned weapons, so they’ve decided to attempt to render said firearms useless.
From Allan West, writing over at Breitbart, we learn:
…It seems that backdoor gun control is in full effect in the United States. Why? Thanks to Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we can no longer smelt lead from ore in the United States. The first contact the EPA made with The Doe Run Lead Smelter in Herculaneum, Missouri (population 2,800) was in 2008, but it was in 2010 that the EPA finally forced Doe Run to plan a shutdown. This plant has been in operation since 1892 but will finally close its doors this month. It was the last primary lead smelting plant in the U.S.
The closedown is due to new, extremely tight air quality restrictions placed on this specific plant. President Obama and his EPA raised the regulations tenfold, and it would have cost the plant $100 million to comply.
In response to the Doe Run lead smelter shutdown, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the Doe Run Company “made a business decision” to shut down the smelter instead of installing pollution control technologies needed to reduce sulfur dioxide and lead emissions as required by the Clean Air Act.
What this all means is that after December 2013, any ammunition that will be available to US citizens will have to be imported, which will surely increase the price and possibly come under government control. It seems this is fully in concert with the US Military and Homeland Defense recent purchase of large quantities of ammunition.
The effect is chilling: you can own all the guns you want, but if you can’t get ammo, you are out of luck. Remember when President Obama promised his minions that he was working on gun control behind the scenes? Welcome to it. The result is that all domestically mined lead ore will have to be shipped overseas, refined and then shipped back to the US.
Tyrants never sleep.
Time to find a work-around — and don’t waste one second worrying if it’s ‘legal’ or not. Remember: None of us are under any obligation to obey the national government any longer, as it no longer follows the demands of The Constitution. We are especially relieved of any obligation to comply with any rules and regulations emanating from the Executive Branch, which is commanded by a Despot who is ruling by decree.
Resistentiam Tyrannis nunc.
Resistentiam Tyrannis saecula.
Resistance to Tyranny now.
Resistance to Tyranny forever.
UPDATE at 2127…
The Blaze looked into the claims made by Allen West and, as reporter Beckett Adams writes:
Did the White House shutter the country’s last primary lead smelting plant in Herculaneum, Mo., in a sneaky attempt by to enact “backdoor” gun control and quietly take aim at the gun industry as some people, including former Rep. Allen West, have suggested?
The short answer: Not exactly.
Please do take the time to click here and read the full Rumor Report [tip of the fedora to Newrouter].
It’s so simple, even a Bolshe could understand how to do it…
If you’re planning on buying stuff today at Amazon, go to The Other McCain first and click on any of his Amazon ads.
You don’t have to buy the item listed.
Just enter the wonderful world of Amazon through one of the ads on Stacy’s page and he’ll get a commission — a cut, a fee, a rake-off, vigorish.
It’s that darn easy.
And you’ll be helping American’s Favorite Gonzo Reporter stay in business, so that he can continue to provide the kind of reporting and analysis [tinged with his unique brand of crazy] that we’ve all come to know and love — and shake our heads at in disbelief.
Guys…this is The Man Who Invented Rule 5.
‘A half a billion dollars of our money was thrown away on this P.O.S. website?
And they were ready to scrap it?…’
The late and much lamented Ronnie James Dio on vocals:
-From the album: Long Live Rock ‘N’ Roll.
‘They are going for a third/limitless term. The spouse will not stand for election, so a third/limitless term is the only option….’
A Timeless Kind Of Beauty…
M A R I N A L O M B A R D O . . .
Long-time readers of these Dispatches know that I usually take a break from serious postings on the Thanksgiving Day Weekend to give both you all and me a few days-off from all the mishegas we have to live with in The Age Of King Barack The Unready, but the issue discussed here seems worth breaking my tradition over…
Over at Protein Wisdom, Darleen Click quotes from an article by Charlotte Allen, published in The Weekly Standard and entitled, Silicon Chasm: The Class Divide On America’s Cutting Edge.
This was the section of the quoted article that struck me:
Master and servant. Cornucopian wealth for a few tech oligarchs plus relatively steady but relatively low-paying work for their lucky retainers. No middle class, unless the top 5 percent U.S. income bracket counts as middle class. Silicon Valley is a tableau vivant of what many economists and professional futurologists say is the coming fate of America itself, a fate to which Americans, if they can’t embrace it as some futurologists hope, should at least resign themselves. [...]
In other words, what is coming is the “new feudalism,” a phrase coined by Chapman University urban studies professor Joel Kotkin, a prolific media presence whose New Geography website is an outlet for the trend’s most vocal critics. “It’s a weird Upstairs, Downstairs world in which there’s the gentry, and the role for everybody else is to be their servants,” Kotkin said in a telephone interview. “The agenda of the gentry is to force the working class to live in apartments for the rest of their lives and be serfs. But there’s a weird cognitive dissonance. Everyone who says people ought to be living in apartments actually lives in gigantic houses or has multiple houses.” [...]
In the Comments section of Darleen’s post, GeoffB remarks:
Across much of the world and for almost all of the time of human society there were only two classes of people as defined by wealth and power. The very rich and powerful and the poor. Places where there arose a middle class which made it possible for people to transition upwards from the ranks of the poor to the wealthy/powerful have always been the exception and exceptional as societies.
One of the goals of the ideology that is expressed here today in the person of Obama is the destruction of the traditional middle class which is entrepreneurial, risk taking, small business people. They are to be replaced, in the class structure, by government functionaries who will be making roughly the same income but have a completely different way of looking, relating to the world.
The destruction and replacement of the bourgeoisie by the nomenclatura is on track.
And that train is picking-up speed.
The feudal system suits the Elite just fine because they know that it is the Middle Class Mentality that drives the desire for preserving, protecting, and defending freedom and liberty.
Of course, this new feudalism will be modernized. I think their goal is a softer-appearing version of the structure of the society of Oceania, found in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four.
Also: at least in the old Feudal System, many of the Lords and Ladies felt restrained by the Hand Of God. The Modern Feudalists see themselves as gods, believing, as it must follow, that they are wise in all things.
One of our goals in our struggle to restore our freedoms and liberties, it seems to me, is to bring about the destruction of the Elite Establishment, which is like melanoma in it’s insidiousness.
We have been declared Enemies Of The State and the Feudalists will do whatever it takes to eliminate us, whether by goading the Dependent Class to violence against us or by using their Power And Control to force us to become Proles, ala Orwell’s nightmare scenario [Darleen provides an example in another post here].
Enslavement or Death means we must either Join Or Die.
The theories of Locke and Helvétius permit intellectuals to claim status as mankind’s “educators” in the broadest sense of that word. They are the repository of reason, which they believe to be always superior to experience. While mankind gropes in darkness, they, the “illuminati,” know the path to virtue and, through virtue, to happiness. This whole conception puts intellectuals at odds with the rest of humanity. Ordinary people, in pursuit of their livelihood, acquire specific knowledge relevant to their particular occupation under the specific conditions in which they have to practice it. Their intelligence (reasoning) expresses itself in the ability to cope with such problems as they happen personally to confront: in the words of William James, in attaining “some particular conclusion or … gratifying] some special curiosity … which it is the reasoner’s temporary interest to attain.” The farmer understands the climatic and other requirements for his crops: knowledge that may be of little use in another place and useless in another occupation. The real estate agent knows the value of properties in his area. The politician has a sense of the aspirations and worries of his constituents. Societies function thanks to the immense variety of the concrete kinds of knowledge accumulated from experience by the individuals and groups that constitute them.
Intellectuals and intellectuals alone claim to know things “in general.” By creating “sciences” of human affairs—economic science, political science, sociology—they establish principles said to be validated by the very “nature” of things. This claim entitles them to demand that existing practices be abandoned and existing institutions destroyed. It was the genius of Burke to grasp the premises and consequences of this kind of thinking, as expressed in the slogans and actions of the French Revolution, and to insist, in response to this experience, that where human affairs are concerned, things never exist in “general” but only in particular (“Nothing is good, but in proportion, and with Reference” [14. Alfred Cobban and Robert A. Smith, eds., The Correspondence of Edmund Burke, VI (Cambridge, 1967), 47.]), and abstract thinking is the worst possible guide to conduct.
—Richard Pipes, The Russian Revolution, Chapter 4 – The Intelligensia
…so run…run Rudolph…
I’m thankful for the soldiers of Israel…
…who, like our troops, are the Guardians Of Freedom.
And I’m also thankful for the resilience and bravery of the people of Israel…
…who are an inspiration to all freedom-loving peoples.
The Gates of Jerusalem are the new Gates of Vienna.
— ANNA RAND (@OBAMA_CZAR) November 21, 2012
O U T L A W S
1 Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.
2 For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.
3 They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
4 They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.
I believe enough circumstantial evidence has been accumulated since 20 January 2009 to declare that Barack Hussein Obama hates the vast majority of Jews [the only ones he seems to like are those of the Self-Hating variety]. Obama certainly wishes the nation of Israel did not exist.
So what did Obama need the last year for? If he wasn’t concerned with getting a less dangerous deal, and he didn’t care what the American people though about his facilitation of Iran’s nuclear weapons program, what prevented him from okaying the agreement last year? To ascertain the answer, it is worth considering Finance Minister Yair Lapid’s comments Sunday morning. Beyond noting the nuclear deal’s danger to Israel’s security, Lapid said, “I am worried not only over the deal but that we have lost the world’s attention.”
And indeed, Israel has lost the world’s attention. Its appropriately deep concerns over Iran’s nuclear behavior were belittled, ignored and derided, first and foremost by the Obama administration. Worse than belittling Israel’s concerns, which are completely shared by the Sunni Arab world, Obama and Kerry have castigated as warmongers those Americans who agree with Israel’s concerns and have attacked them as traitors who seek to push America into an unnecessary war. At the same time, they have presented the dispute as one of Israel against the rest of the world, ignoring that the Sunni Arab world shares Israel’s concerns.
Statements to this effect from US officials have been legion since the details of the deal were first divulged to Israel and the Gulf States by the French and the British three weeks ago.
The brazenness of these anti-Israel statements points to the main action that Obama and his advisors have engaged in for the past year, while not moving Iran a millimeter from its opening position at the nuclear talks.
Over the past year, Obama has engaged in systematically weakening Israel’s position both regionally and in Washington. Regionally, the US has forced Israel into talks with the Palestinians that are engineered to weaken Israel strategically and diplomatically. The US has delegitimized Israel’s legal rights to sovereignty and self-defense, while effectively justifying Palestinian terrorism as a legitimate response to Israeli actions – which themselves were perfectly legal. So, too, the US has given a green light to the EU’s illegal, discriminatory economic war against Israel.
Beyond that, the Obama administration has significantly expanded the prospect of war between Israel and Syria by leaking Israeli strikes against Syrian targets that posed a threat to Israel’s security.
The US has also weakened Israel’s capacity to take steps short of war to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear weapons possessing state by leaking key components of Israel’s covert operations against Iran’s nuclear program.
In the US, the Obama administration has targeted Israel’s American supporters….
Obama appointed outspoken critics of the US-Israel alliance to key positions in his national security team. First and foremost in this arena was his appointment of Chuck Hagel to serve as defense secretary.
Finally, Obama discredited AIPA C, painting it as an unthinking warmonger by forcing the group to lobby Congress to support his helter-skelter rush to war against Syria. The coup de grace was Obama’s sudden abandonment of his plans to bomb Syria, which left AIPA C high and dry, looking like an anti-Semitic caricature of itself.
The culmination of this long process of delegitimizing Israel as a warmongering, ungrateful ally and its supporters as turncoats who are forcing the US to endanger itself for the benefit of the Jewish state was the administration’s hysterical campaign against Israel and its supporters in the lead-up to Saturday’s signing ceremony in Geneva. Everyone, from the White House to Kerry, accused Israel and its supporters of trying to force the US to fight an unnecessary war.
When we consider Obama’s decision to wait for a year to sign the deal that enables Iran to become a nuclear power in the context of his main activities over the past year, we understand his foreign policy.
His goal is not to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power. It isn’t even to facilitate a rapprochement between America and Iran. The goal of Obama’s foreign policy is to weaken the State of Israel.
I agree with all of Mrs. Glick’s analysis, except for the last sentence.
I think it clear that Barack Hussein Obama wants to see the nation of Israel destroyed, eradicated. His actions are those of somebody who is seeking to get rid of an annoyance. The real Jews of this world, those God-bothering pain-in-the-ass zealots who keep interfering with The Messiah’s plans, must be trampled underfoot [ala the desire of Muslims] or left weakened, set-up for easy destruction.
Obama is an Anti-Semite — worse than even Woodrow ‘The Birth Of A Nation’ Wilson.
But this kind of hatred that blackens his petty soul is not restricted to the Jews.
While he does not hate them as much, Barack Hussein Obama clearly despises the Roman Catholic Church, those Papists who bitterly cling to their two thousand year old traditions, and wouldn’t mind their civilizing light being extinguished once and for all.
His latest snub of The Church, via Cheryl Chumley of The Washington Times:
The Obama administration, in what’s been called an egregious slap in the face to the Vatican, has moved to shut down the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See — a free-standing facility — and relocate offices onto the grounds of the larger American Embassy in Italy.
The new offices will be in a separate building on the property, Breitbart reported.
And [former U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican James] Nicholson went on, as Breitbart reported: “It’s another manifestation of the antipathy of this administration both to Catholics and to the Vatican — and to Christians in the Middle East. This is a key post for intermediation in so many sovereignties but particularly in the Middle East. This is anything but a good time to diminish the stature of this post. To diminish the stature of this post is to diminish its influence.”
This move comes at a time when there are pogroms being conducted against Christians throughout The Middle East, especially those of or connected with the Catholic Church.
The only religious group he doesn’t want to damage and destroy is Islam.
Just as we must face the fact that Barack Hussein Obama would like to see the Right silenced and enslaved and the Catholic Church delegitimized and decimated, we must understand that he wants Israel eliminated with extreme prejudice.
Barack Hussein Obama is a manifestation of Evil.