Sunday, December 26, 2010

The Daily Bell Interviews Fitzroy McLean

Fitzroy McLean is a West Point graduate and former Army Ranger and Special Operations Officer who served throughout Europe, Africa, and the Middle East – until he was struck with an epiphany: he didn't believe in government at all, at least not the intrusive form of government that is commonplace throughout the western world.

A few excerpts below from the main article HERE.

"After the Berlin Wall fell, America stepped up its long march towards being just another nation state. America was an idea and sadly I feel that America is no more. Now there is just The United States which is sadly just another government monstrosity plodding towards irrelevance. History shows that the death rattle of a nation state can be very painful for the citizenry. It pains me that there is no place left for those who truly want to be free.

I also went to graduate school at Oxford and although I didn't learn much of practical use it did open some doors and put me in touch with some great people whom I still work with on a regular basis. An MBA taught me that formal business education was a total waste of time and was designed to perpetuate conventional mediocrity. It also heightened my distain for conventional wisdom. I was fortunate to go there once I was already financially independent so I could pick fights with the faculty.

The EU is a political entity not an economic zone. Its predecessor, the EC, was a brilliant idea because it only dealt with the movement of people, goods and services. The EU is a bureaucracy run by socially pleasant but economically ignorant technocrats. The EU was doomed from day one and will soon collapse. The Euro will not survive.

These are entitlement riots. The participants are indignant that they may not be able to count on the largess of others to subsidize their lifestyle. The entitlement system is so deeply ingrained in the European psyche that many cannot contemplate a life of self-reliance. The system is doomed to destruction and it can't come soon enough. We are already scouting investment opportunities for after the collapse.

Take a look at the recent list of Nobel Piece Prize winners and ask yourself if you would let any of them watch your dog for the weekend.

Daily Bell: We think we will see a new currency emerging in the wake of a global meltdown. Agree?

Fitzroy McLean: Absolutely. I'm not sure what it will look like but eventually it will have to be tied to precious metals or a basket of commodities. I suspect we will see a series of forcibly enforced failed currencies before we get to that stage.

Freedom is at the heart of everything I do. I am a freedom zealot. I would rather be destitute and free than comfortable and constrained. It is quite possibly a genetic defect. Sometimes I wish I could think otherwise. Life would be simpler and I would not drive my friends and family crazy with my rants about how the US government ignored thousands of years of common law and contract law in the way they handled the Chrysler bankruptcy and why it was a moral outrage. Freedom is sacrosanct.

Daily Bell: Is what is happening in the world today somehow planned to build a new world order?

Fitzroy McLean: Not at all. This situation is where the laws of unintended consequences meet the laws of large numbers. This doesn't mean there are not people looking for a NWO but if working for the CIA and other clandestine outfits taught me anything it is that no group comprised of type A personalities can keep a secret. What we have are skilled opportunists maneuvering to maximize their benefit from a system in flux. You don't have to believe in an organized conspiracy to believe that there will be a collapse. My experience with so-called elites is that they couldn't organize anything more difficult than a scotch and soda without the help of a professional party planner. They could never pull the strings necessary to organize this mess. See American Idol for a more likely cause of our woes.

Money spent on increasing your self-reliance and your analytical capabilities are the best use of funds today. So many of the so-called educated class are mere sheeple and they will not be able to cope with what is in store for them if it gets ugly. I wonder how that sociology degree will help when the home invasions start. I hope I am wrong but I don't think I am.

Daily Bell:
The West turning increasingly authoritarian? Where should people go?

Fitzroy McLean:
That is a personal decision based on cultural affinity and ones own skill set. Uruguay is a very European place where my family and I can blend in comfortably. If you went to a restaurant where we were dining you would not be able to pick us out as foreigners unless you heard my heavily accented Spanish. Small countries with limited resources are the best because very few other nations care about them. "

Day By Day


Jeff Davis Pie

I found the picture of the pie on another site of recipes and the below words are from the submitter, believe it or not. Boy, our Marxist school system is doing a profound job........

"All I can figure is that this pie was named after Jefferson Davis...who was the President of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. ... And, I only know that thanks to Google. ...I can't really find why or when the pie was named after him. Not that it matters, but I was curious! ...Anyway, on to the pie! It's one of my dad's favorites. A drive-up restaurant in Abilene used to make this pie and my mom & dad were huge fans as young 'ens!"
Jeff Davis Pie from Aunt Jule Ann, master cook in the family of George B. Warren, Dover Mo.(Lafayettee County)
* On the occasion of distinguished guests at the Warren home, Aunt Jule served a new kind of pie. When asked how it was made Aunt Jule Ann, (who admired Jefferson Davis) declared "That's Jeff Davis Pie." *(from family notes)

The ingredients are:

2 cups sugar,
1 tbsp all purpose flour
1 cup sweet cream
1 cup softened butter
6 eggs beaten
1 unbaked 9 inch pie shell

Cream butter sugar and flour until light and fluffy add beaten eggs, mix well, pour into pie shell, bake 15 min at 450 degrees, reduce heat to 350 bake 30 min additional until knife inserted in center comes out clean.

Via T

History: The Muse And Her Doctors

Many scholars recommend caution when selecting books written during or after America’s cultural revolution of the 1960’s and the advent of cultural Marxism. What often passes for history today are poorly-disguised opinions and class struggle, slanted psycho, social and political histories, and introductions which state that “most of the empirical basis of this study derives from two computer databases.” As Lord Bolingbroke instructed us, “History is philosophy taught with examples.”

Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
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“The historian may in addition permit himself to digress in order to opine, argue, explain, speculate, moralize and compare. The visions will differ and perhaps clash, but will be nonetheless desirable. But these excursions must not become ends in themselves. The truly historical statements must greatly predominate over the rest. If “truly historical” needs illustration, here is one of the shortest: “Veni, vidi, vici” is a historical statement. “The main spring of his character was conquest” is a psychological statement. “The net effect of his career was destruction, not creation” is a sociological statement.

How radically unlike is the work done by students who use history for their purposes – to find “fresh” answers to questions social and typological – may be seen from a glance at the open page of their books, or at the daily paper. What one may chance upon is a diagram in dots, crosses, and other marks, headed: “Computer-prepared map of violent incidents in France, 1840-1844,” while on the opposite page is a geometrical outline of France, also crossed and dotted, showing the incidence of incidents. Positive and negative numbers to three decimals express the absolute values applying to each of the levels of violence, side by side with a frequency distribution.

A historian need feel no objection or distaste whatever at this use of history; rather, he rejoices that the ancient urge to record the past leads later on to such refined methods for dissecting it.

But he is simultaneously conscious of one certitude and one doubt. He knows as he studies the charts in all directions that he is not reading history; and he feels an uneasiness about the capacity of the graphic-quantitative method for truth telling.”

(History: The Muse and Her Doctors (excerpt), Jacques Barzun, American Historical Review, February 1972, pp. 58-59)
History: The Muse And Her Doctors

Old Slave Eggnog

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"One dozen raw eggs, one quart of heavy whipping cream, 6 ounces clear rum, one pint of good whiskey (S/B Bourbon!) plus regular cane sugar, confectioners sugar, vanilla extract, whole milk and nutmeg."*

* Makes more than one gallon and whites must be separated from the yolks.

Via Michael, Belle Grove


Old Slave Eggnog – A Heritage Recipe
Dora Bowman

12 eggs (medium size is best)
1 cup cane sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
1 quart Half & Half
1 pint whipping cream
½ gallon whole milk
6 tablespoons vanilla
1 cup good light rum
1 pint good whiskey

Separate the eggs, putting the yolks in an extra large bowl where all the ingredients will end up (about 1 ½ gallons) and the whites in a four-quart bowl. Add 1 cup cane sugar to the yolks and beat well until creamy and smooth. Now add 1 quart Half & Half, 4 tbsp. vanilla, beat well. Then stir in 1 cup rum and 1 pint whiskey. Let the batter stand. Clean beaters. Beat the egg whites adding ½ cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. vanilla. Beat until stiff and peaks form. Clean beaters. In a separate bowl, whip 1 pint whipping cream slowly adding ½ cup powdered sugar and 1 tbsp. vanilla. Beat well to whipped cream consistency. Place the whipped cream and the egg whites into the yolk batter and beat thoroughly. Add ½ gallon milk and beat until foamy. Place bowl in refrigerator or pour into glass jars and refrigerate for several hours before serving. Shake jars well before pouring. Makes about 1 ½ gallons.


Old Slave Eggnog

Responding To Governmental Tyranny: An American Legacy

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The Carolina Confederate, NC SCV
Volume XXV, Number 5, November/December 2010 Page 11
Article (Partial) entitled
Responding To Governmental Tyranny: An American Legacy
The South Responds To Lincoln's Call For Troops
By Jeff Melton, Commander General William McRae Camp 2063, Shallotte, NC
Southern Replies To Lincoln's Call For Troops

~ TSA Whistleblowing Patriot Pilot ~

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"Clearly, from the world-wide response my story has received, *I have really made people at the TSA angry. I am sorry about that, as it was never my intent to piss people off. I only wanted to make aviation safer by pointing out what I though was a major security problem that was not getting addressed by the TSA, while the rest of us were getting screened, scanned, groped, x-rayed and generally treated pretty poorly."
*Tough titty, as we used to say in military school.

Via Cousin John

General George Patton

"We are somewhat poorly served by applying the term “education” to what is now much more properly referenced as “schooling.” Those two used to overlap almost completely, and some the the greatest damage wrought by easy funding with other people’s money is that from pre-K to Ph.D. schools these days offer bloody little real education apart from the sciences and engineering. Things are likely to change.

Eight hundred years ago education was controlled by the church. Groups of independent scholars, using Latin as a common language, began to congregate apart from the church to pursue a true education. By mid-12th century this grew into the university movement — Hic et ubique terrarum (here and anyplace on earth) as they said in Paris in 1163. It took a century or so, but by AD 1400 the church no longer controlled education.

In our time education is controlled by the universities and their lower level minions. Once again groups of independent scholars, using English as a common language have begun to congregate apart from the universities — internet, home-schoolers, independent researchers, and many others — to pursue a true education. The pattern is repeating, for the very same reasons. Hic et ubique terrarum indeed."
Vox Popoli

Geo. S. Patton

Colonel George Smith Patton

Mortally wounded at the Battle of Opequon Creek (or 3rd Battle of Winchester), leaving a widow and 9-year-old son, Colonel `Patton was the grandfather of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton III, World War II 3rd Army Commander, who "… often credited his grandfather –the brave Colonel of the 22nd Virginia— as the inspiration for his military career."

Photo: Credit – Civil War Photo Collection, USAMHI

"........George Sr.'s father had commanded a Confederate regiment during the Civil War and was killed in Winchester, Va.=.......Patton used to pray nightly to a painting of two men he thought were God and Jesus but were really Civil War heroes Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson........"

Looks Like Rice Smith's House, Memories Are Made Of This

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