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Friday, December 31, 2010
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true."
-- Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Ring Out, Wild Bells, 1850
"The next time you wonder how a nation of fastidious, orderly people could turn into the butchers of ten million Jews, gypsies, homosexuals, and other “undesirables”, think about what would happen if you gave the good Sergeant a machine gun instead of a ticket book, and you told him that an easy-to-identify segment of the population in his city has no human rights, and can be shot without legal penalty for not following orders instantly...."
"Now that Dr. Ronald Ernest Paul is the Chairman of the SubCommittee, the establishment Dems and former HR1207 'allies' ramp up their propaganda against the Free Citizenry, and seek to exert American Monetary Institute's Zarlenga/*Ellen Brown(Web of Debt author)'s push for complete absorption of the FED into the Treasury, and giving the Congress the powers to print fiat notes, and emit bills of credit, further undermining a push for a truly open, free market monetary reform."
*See previous post. Ellen Brown's Web Of Debt Is An Anti-Gold Currency, Pro-Fiat Money, Greenback, Keynesian Tract. Here, I Take It Apart, Error by Error
Ellen Brown's Web Of Debt Is An Anti-Gold Currency, Pro-Fiat Money, Greenback, Keynesian Tract. Here, I Take It Apart, Error by Error
"Ellen Brown has thrown in the towel. She is no longer willing to argue with me. I finished my critique of her on November 17, 2010. On November 20, she publicly switched sides. She came out in favor of Bernanke, the Federal Reserve System, and quantitative easing.Hard to believe? Read it here:"========
"Her 2007 book, The Web of Debt, has become a best-seller within the Patriot movement. This indicates the extraordinary intellectual vulnerability of the Patriot movement. Its members cannot distinguish conservatism from radical leftism. This book promotes the following:
The Populist economics of America's far Left
A vast expansion of Federal government welfare
Pure fiat money: printing press money
Total Federal government control over money: "Obama dollars"
Legal tender laws that force people to accept Obama dollars
The American Civil War as a great engine of economic growth
Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal as a great economic program
The gold coin standard as a terrible evil that restrains the state
Ellen Brown is the latest in a long line of pro-fiat money, anti-gold currency, monetary statists who have infiltrated the conservative movement.They have accomplished this for over 50 years by the tactic of wrapping themselves in a flag of opposition to the Federal Reserve System. I call them false-flag infiltrators."
THE SUICIDES ON APRIL 30, 1975
1. ( Saigon Police Lieutenant Colonel Nguyen Van Long marched to the Marine Monument [seen partially above] in downtown Saigon, saluted, stated "It is finished," then committed suicide, a single shot to the head with a .45. BT)
Everything covered to the T.
Via Cousin Joel
Vietnam War Resources
Via Mises Institute
But Assad said yesterday that the Arab world is “always peaceful”, Iran doesn't want nuclear weapons, and that the reason there is no peace in the Middle East is because of Israeli “occupation.” Riiight.
But Barack bought it, hook, line, and sinker. Or maybe he has an alternate agenda?
Quote via The Bonnie Blue Blog
"My wife and I will be at at my mother's tomorrow chowing down on pork, cabbage, black-eyed peas, and home-made cornbread. My mom and millions of other ladies of the South have always served that on New Year's Day, and here's why,"
--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
"There are tons of good downloads in the Survival Database Download section of this website. For this article – I have selected 10 that everyone should have either printed and put away, or placed on a USB drive – or better yet both.
We went through this awhile back, so I purposely went to the store exercising my Natural Rights. Screw them.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
--Air America Radio
"It is not these well-fed long-haired men that I fear, but the pale and the hungry-looking."
-- Julius Caesar, as quoted in Plutarch's Lives
"A compelling video of an altercation involving twenty or more police outside a Lincoln, Nebraska mobile home was mysteriously removed from youtube after being featured on several libertarian websites." Story HERE. Saved videos below. Caution: Language.
........this bill is doing exactly what it was supposed to do: Destroy small farms, wipe out family farm operations, imprison raw milk producers and centralize food production in the hands of the big corporate food producers whose operations are steeped in pesticides and soil degradation.
This bill should have been called the "Big Agriculture Monopoly Act" because that's what it does. It will ensure that America's food supply will be controlled by Monsanto, DuPont and other agricultural giants who have been at odds with small organic farms for years.
See video and information on the 53rd at the top right hand side of blog.
Thursday, December 30, 2010 12:29 PM
History Channel Update
As expected, the History Channel has expressed no interest in changing their decision to pull our history segments from the Atlanta market, in spite of the fact that their vice-president who made the decision did so without having even seen the segments first. We have, however, managed to interrupt their office efficiency on several specific days recently at the A&E headquarters in New York City. Additionally, we have now had multiple radio and television interviews here in Georgia related to the story, as well as a large number of newspaper and online articles... all are great exposure for the Division and the SCV in general. We are also working with national HQ to try to stimulate some national exposure for the SCV from this story.
I have been in communication with both Commander Bridwell and CIC Givens; and our next plan is to single out one History Channel advertiser at the time and target them for mass communication from our members and supporters.
Any of you (or your family members) who have the time to do so, please make a complete list of advertisers from the History Channel over the next several days and email them to me personally at RayMcBerry@aol.com. We have a list of criteria that we will be using for prioritizing which advertiser to target first and will let everyone know as soon as the decision is made so that we can focus our firepower in one direction at the time.
For the Cause,
Triumph at Chickamauga
General Ben Hardin Helm, Commander of Kentucky's Orphan Brigade and brother-in-Law of President Lincoln, leads the 2nd Kentucky against George Thomas' Federals at Chickamauga.
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Victory Along The Chickamauga
"There are many editions of this great classic by Frédéric Bastiat available today, but when we put this edition out, we were the only ones publishing it. Then it became rather famous due to the Tea Party movement, which somehow turned this 19th-century defense of freedom and rights into a manifesto of sorts. Of course it is a fantastic book. Leonard Read probably deserves more credit than anyone for having made it famous in the United States. *In France, we are told, most people have never heard of the author."
* Typical.The Law By Frederic Bastiat
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
Mint Juleps of Venerable and Mellow Bourbon:
“Aunt Lina,” said Mama, “you know the ladies didn’t drink in your day.”
“Drink?” said Aunt Lina, who had been born and brought up before the war (Civil War, of course) and even before the Victorian era, “I should say they did drink. Why, every evening at the Springs the gentlemen used to sent a tray of mint juleps up to the ladies in their rooms before supper.”
As a matter of fact, Aunt Lina was drinking a mint julep at that instant in her room at home. It was in the early afternoon, but there was no need for hurry. Her dinners (they were not lunches) rarely started before three o’clock in the afternoon – to give the diners time to let breakfast settle – and it would be two-thirty anyway before the turkey would be done properly. Violet, the colored cook, would see to that, and after she had finished her julep Aunt Lina would go in the kitchen and give the meal the finishing touches.
The gentlemen were having mint juleps in the parlor. These juleps had the confident simplicity of great works of art. Violet had picked a dozen handfuls of the mint from the mint bed between the woodhouse and the backhouse while the dew was still on it and kept it in the icebox. She had cracked the ice and got out the big silver goblets rimmed with the Greek key design. But nobody but Aunt Lina had made the juleps. She had put a lump of loaf sugar in the bottom of each goblet, dissolved it in a mite of spring water, pressed the mint with the back of a silver spoon against the goblet until it had yielded up its flavor, and then filled the goblet with cracked ice.
The next step was to pour from a bottle of venerable and mellow bourbon until the amber liquor reached a hair’s breadth of the top, then garnish with sprigs of mint until one was reminded of Coleridge’s words – “and ice mast-high came floating be as green as emerald.” The result was a drink which was smooth and sharp, sweet and biting, cold to the fingers and hot to the stomach, delicate but authoritative, and “annihilating all that’s made to a green thought in a green shade.”
“Gentlemen,” said Uncle John to Papa and me, “that is reverend stuff.”
(Southern Accent, From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge, William T. Polk, William Morrow and Company, 1953, pp. 125-126)
Mint Juleps Of Venerable And Mellow Bourbon
--George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796
"In your Dec. 21 article "Dance, protests key anniversary of S.C. secession," NAACP leaders protested a private fundraising ball to remember Southern men who died in the Civil War. These leaders referred to Southerners of that era as terrorists and Nazis. For an organization that touts tolerance, multiculturalism and diversity, this attack seems irresponsible."
Via Jamey, SDYC
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
-- Alexander Hamilton, Federalist No. 22, December 14, 1787
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched:
“It is quite a mistaken idea that the Yankees were poor soldiers and easily whipped. Any Confederate soldier who met them often in battle will testify that they were hard and tenacious fighters, especially those from the Great North West. The Confederates could claim very little credit for holding at bay such a mighty host armed with the most improved weapons and devices of warfare for four long, dreary years, and defeating them so often and disastrously, with odds often greatly against them, had the Northern army been merely a disorganized mob and rabble.
Yes, the Northern army was a fine one, well equipped and well officered, with all the resources at hand that could be desired for great and aggressive warfare; but it had to meet an army of Southern troops composed of the grandest soldiers that ever marched to martial music, or fought in defense of country!
Just to think, that the Southern army of six hundred thousand men, poorly armed and equipped, ridiculously clad and meagerly fed, without tents, without medicine, without pay, checkmating, baffling, repulsing and often humiliating and disastrously defeating the Northern army of 2,778,304 men armed with the most improved engines of warfare, well paid, well fed, abundantly clothed; backed by all the resources of a great nation, for four long, dreary years, staggers the credulity of man to contemplate.
In a letter to General [Jubal] Early shortly after the close of the war, General Robert E. Lee wrote: “It will be difficult to get the world to understand the odds against which we fought.” From the number drawing pensions from the United States government today, fifty years since the close of hostilities, there might have been a million more soldiers in the Union Army than given in the figures named above.”
(Sketch of the War Record of the Edisto Rifles, William V. Izlar, The State Company, 1914, pp. 98-100)
The Grandest Soldiers That Ever Marched
Via Richard, SWR
Reminds me of working on the farms every year when someone had to go to the top of the silos to set up the equipment to blow in what became silage and no one would do it but me, and you got $5 for it when you only made $5 a day! No brainer.
"Sherman’s infamous March through Georgia was one of the great war crimes, and crimes against humanity, of the past century-and-a-half. Because by targeting and butchering civilians, Lincoln and Grant and Sherman paved the way for all the genocidal honors of the monstrous 20th century"
-- William F. Buckley
“It’s just an honest mistake. That was supposed to be my lunch because it was a whole apple,” he said.
"Changing the rules in this extraordinary process has the effect of election nullification," said Gold. "It allows a smaller majority to write for itself new rules, which permit it to govern the way it wishes, even though the voters said something contrary last November."
“Why doesn’t the governor just say, snap it up, whoever’s there at the department of records, send me a copy right now? Why doesn’t the president just say, send me a copy right now? Why doesn’t [White House press secretary Robert] Gibbs and [senior adviser David] Axelrod say, let’s just get this crappy story dead? Why not do it?
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: AN ENGLISH VIEW
Field Marshall Viscount Sir Garnet Wolseley
Before I delve into what the great Wolseley wrote about General Lee, let me first tell you about Sir Garnet Wolseley and establish with you his credibility both for greatness in his own right and as an individual who could recognize greatness in others from the lofty perch of his own character and accomplishments.
Let me begin by saying that Wolseley is generally given credit for the transformation of the British army from a gentleman's army to a modern fighting force. He was the one who prepared the Brits to play a key role in the winning of the First World War.
He was attracted to the military at an early age and followed in the footsteps of his military father. From the beginning he was destined for greatness. His first action was in the Crimean War where he was elevated to the rank of captain at age 21. Because of his youth there was opposition to his holding this rank. When he threatened resignation if the rank were taken away, his superior officers recognized greatness and allowed him to maintain the rank. Just three years later he became the youngest lieutenant colonel in the British army.
Wolseley served in India and China before being sent to Canada in 1861 to help plan for possible war against the Union forces of the United States after northern forces had illegally removed two Confederate diplomats from a British ship.This was the famous Trent Affair. He traveled in secret to Virginia to study the organization and effectiveness of the Confederate army since it was primarily a volunteer army. He spent much time with generals Lee, Jackson and Longstreet and was highly impressed by all three. It was Robert E. Lee, however, who most impressed Wolseley.
Based on this time with the Confederates he wrote "A Month's Visit to the Confederate Headquarters" which was published in Blackwood's magazine and is still well-known today.
Garnet Wolseley later served in Cyprus as the first high commissioner of that island after it came into the empire and as governor and commanding general in South Africa Natal Province. In 1880 he returned to England and was made adjutant general which gave him authority over military training. In 1882 he was sent to Egypt to quell a nationalist uprising where his brilliant tactics led to suppression of the revolt. To show the gratitude of the British government, Wolseley was made a baron and paid a reward of 30,000 pounds. In 1884 he was made viscount and in1894 was made field marshall. In 1895 he was promoted to commander-in-chief of the British army.
Viscount Wolseley also found time to author THE LIFE OF MARLBOROUGH, THE DECLINE AND FALL OF NAPOLEON and SOLDIERS POCKET BOOK FOR FIELD SERVICE, the bible of the British army.
This is only a brief portrait of the brilliant Wolseley - a man of great honor, accomplishment and intelligence. How would a man of his stature describe Robert E. Lee? Let me list just a few direct quotes from the pen of this great man:
" I desire to make known to the reader not only the renowned
soldier, whom I believe to have been the greatest of his age,
but to give some insight into the character of one whom I
have always considered the most perfect man I ever met."
Wolseley on Lee
" He was opposed to secession, and to prevent it he would
willingly sacrifice everything except honor and duty, which
forbid him to desert his State... Nothing would induce him
to have any part in the invasion of his own State, much as
he abhorred the war into which he felt she was rushing. His
love of country (Virginia), his unselfish patriotism, caused
him to relinquish home, fortune, a certain future, in fact
everything for her sake."
Wolseley on Lee turning down the offer
of command of the Union army to side
with Virginia and the Confederacy
" He spoke bitterly of none - a remarkable fact, as at that
time men on both sides were wont to heap the most
violent terms of abuse upon their respective enemies."
Wolseley on the character and
Christian nature of Lee
" Where else in history is a great man to be found whose
whole life was one such blameless record of duty nobly
done? ... The most perfect gentleman of a State long
celebrated for its chivalry, he was just, gentle, and
generous, and child-like in the simplicity of his
Wolseley on the character of Lee
" I have met many of the great men of my time, but Lee
alone impressed me with the feeling that I was in the
presence of a man who was cast in a grander mould,
and made of different and of finer metal than all other
men. He is stamped upon my memory as a being apart
and superior to all others in every way: a man with whom
none I ever knew, and very few of whom I have read, are
worthy to be classed."
Wolseley on the greatness of Lee
" When all the angry feelings roused by Secession are
buried with those which existed when the Declaration of
Independence was written, when Americans can review
the history of their last great rebellion with calm impartiality,
I believe that all will admit that General Lee towered
far above all men on either side of that struggle: I believe
he will be regarded not only as the most prominent figure
of the Confederacy, but as the great American of the
nineteenth century, whose statue is well worthy to stand
on an equal pedestal with that of Washington, and whose
memory is worthy to be enshrined in the hearts of all his
Wolseley on Lee's rightful place in history
Excerpt from a longer article on SHNV
Field Marshall Viscount Sir Garnet Wolseley On Lee
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
"1st: Martial Law is declared by President Lincoln on April 24th, 1863, with General Orders No. 100; under martial law authority, Congress and President Lincoln institute continuous martial law by ordering the states (people) either conscribe troops and or provide money in support of the North or be recognized as enemies of the nation; this martial law Act of Congress is still in effect today. This martial law authority gives the President (with or without Congress) the dictatorial authority to do anything that can be done by government in accord with the Constitution of the United States of America. This conscription act remains in effect to this very day and is the foundation of Presidential Executive Orders authority; it was magnified in 1917 with The Trading with the Enemy Act (Public Law 65-91, 65th Congress, Session I, Chapters 105, 106, October 6, 1917). and again in 1933 with the Emergency War Powers Act, which is ratified and enhanced almost every year to this date by Congress. Today these Acts address the people of the United States themselves as their enemy." 2nd through 15th HERE.
"Word is that curious George Gillett the Phoenix ASAC stepped on it again. Allegedly he has approved more than 500 AR-15 type rifles from Tucson and Phoenix cases to be “walked” to Mexico. Appears that ATF may be one of the largest suppliers of assault rifles to the Mexican cartels! One of these rifles is rumored to have been linked to the recent killing of a Border Patrol Officer in Nogales, AZ."
"Jefferson Davis was born June 3 in Kentucky. The year amazingly enough is not precisely known. Davis would plead, with a faint sparkle of wit, “I am not a competent witness in the case.” 1808 has been officially accepted and therefore it was last year that Mrs. Grundy followed the Jefferson Davis celebrations during the 200th anniversary of his birth in “her” column in The Andalusia Star-News. This is for you Mrs. Grundy.
Via Kimberly, Belle Grove
"A race-obsessed Left will obviously want to make the war entirely about slavery because no one would want to identify with such an odious notion as a nation based on chattel slavery. Dionne wrote not to spin the cause of the war and yet manages to spin on his own anyway, conveniently forgetting a codicil in the U.S. Constitution about a slave being three-fifths of a person (which Northerners demanded in the Constitutional Convention and got), about a nation created on July 4, 1776 where slavery existed up and down the coastline (or as Samuel Johnson would put it “this revolution of slave holders”) where the military leader of the revolution and best theoretician were also slaver owners and where the “liberator” himself, Abraham Lincoln, once said if he could save the Union without freeing a slave he would do so"
27 December 2010
League of the South Statement to members
Compatriots: The League of the South has uncovered within our ranks a member with disturbing ties to The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). His name is Willis Cox, otherwise known as Bill "Deacon" Cox, of Pike Road, Alabama (near Montgomery). Doubtless, many of you know Bill; some know him quite well. Or at least we thought we knew Bill.
Here is what our investigation turned up over the past couple of years: 1) one of our members has in his possession a photocopy of Bill Cox's marriage certificate to one Laurie Wood; 2) Ms. Wood is an Analyst at the SPLC and an Instructor at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; 3) Ms. Wood is also listed as a member of the Countering Violent Extremism Working Group, which is run by the Department of Homeland Security Advisory Council (for their website, see
4) Mr. Cox and Ms. Wood are now living in the home of one Rhonda Brownstein, former legal director of the SPLC.
I spoke to Mr. Cox by phone last week and he admitted to his marriage to Laurie Wood. He also admitted to keeping this fact a secret from the League of the South and other groups with which he associated.
We are not aware that Bill Cox did anything illegal while attending our events; however, the evidence is overwhelming that he misrepresented himself to us as a Southern Patriot while the facts above suggest that he is anything but. We also are not aware that Mr. Cox was a paid informant for the SPLC or of any one else; however, his close connections to Ms. Wood and Ms. Brownstein (and perhaps other SPLC employees) raise suspicions that he likely attended our events for the purpose of gathering information about the ideas and activities of The League of the South and other organizations to which he belonged and in which he actively participated (including at least one and possible several Southern motorcycle clubs).
It is our considered opinion that Bill Cox has acted immorally and dishonestly. His membership in The League of the South is hereby revoked.
On behalf of the League of the South Board of Directors,
Monday, December 27, 2010
"Those of us who love freedom as though it were a living, breathing being must remember that human liberty was not born in the United States........
........what is happening in America is nothing new; the rise and fall of Empire has happened through history. The American instance will not bring down freedom any more than the fall of the Roman or British Empires killed human liberty. Indeed, a case could be made that when a government embarks on Empire, as America did in the Spanish American War (1898), then its ultimate fall is a necessary requisite to restoring liberty........
........Just as they cry out at the death of a monarch 'The King is dead. Long live the King!' I look at the death of American Empire and say "Liberty is dead. Long live Liberty!"
Via Western Rifle Shooters Association
3 Buildings * Approx. 14,773 Square Feet Total * 12 Bedrooms * 12 Bathrooms * 15 Acres * Pond * Waterfalls
Via Mary Carol, Belle Grove
You’ll not visit another home like Walter Place. It is unique. Walter Place took the large columns and broad pediment style of Greek Revival houses being built across the South in the 1850s and elevated it to a grander scale
Bernhard Thuersam, Director
Cape Fear Historical Institute
A Little Southern Breakfast:
“Let us not overlook the old-timey Southern breakfast. It is an institution – perhaps the best loved meal of the region – at any rate, for people who have gone to bed early and hungry, slept the sleep of the just and risen “early on a frosty morning.”
For this breakfast there are no fripperies and no preliminaries – no juice or melon or cereal. You plunge directly “in medias res” which being translated means old country ham, chicken, bacon and sausages, salt herring roes, rolls, toast, biscuits, waffles, coffee and – never to be forgotten – buckwheat cakes. These buckwheat cakes are not the “plate o’ w’eats” of the North shored up with puny sausage links. They are not the product of the ready-made “mix” which comes from a paste-board box with indecent haste and moves without meditation or art from carton to griddle.
This rare species requires long training – such as [our colored cook] Violet has had – with nothing to disturb the equanimity of the artist, and careful preparation then night before when the ingredients (“magruduses” to Violet), including ‘east cake, potato water, white flour and dark, water-ground buckwheat flour, are beaten up and left behind the stove in a gray earthen crock.
Next morning, milk, black molasses, baking powder, soda and a “fraction” of salt are added. Indeed all the “magruduses” are measured in “fraction.” Nobody knows what a “fraction” is. This art is not for the books.
But when the cakes come off the griddle they are too good to have their taste adulterated by any sort of syrup. Serve a stack topped by a stick of butter and accompanied by a few slices of strong, old country ham, or equally strong salt herring roe mashed up in butter, and you have a dish which will make lunch, or even dinner, a work of supererogation. There is something gargantuan about Southern cooking. Tom Wolfe got it right in Look Homeward, Angel when he wrote of his own family:
“They fed stupendously. Eugene began to observe the food and the seasons. In the autumn they barreled huge, frosty apples in the cellar. Gant bought whole hogs from the butcher, returning home early to salt them, wearing a long work-apron and rolling his sleeves half up his lean, hairy arms. Smoked bacons hung in the pantry, the great bins were full of flour, the dark recessed shelves groaned with preserved cherries, peaches, plums, quinces, apples, pears…
“In the morning they rose in a house pungent with breakfast cookery and they sat at a smoking table loaded with brains and eggs, ham, hot biscuits, fried apples seething in their gummed syrups, honey, golden butter, fried steaks, scalding coffee. Or there were stacked butter-cakes, rum-colored molasses, fragrant brown sausages, a bowl of wet cherries, plums, fat, juicy bacon, jam.
At the midday meal they ate heavily: a huge, hot roast of beef, fat, buttered lima beans, tender corn smoking on the cob, thick red slabs of sliced tomatoes, rough savory spinach, hot yellow corn bread, flaky biscuits, deep-dished peach and apple cobbler spiced with cinnamon, tender cabbage, deep glass dishes piled with preserved fruits – cherries, pears, peaches.
At night they might eat fried steak, hot squares of grits fried in egg and butter, pork chops, fish, young fried chicken.”
(A Little Breakfast, Southern Accent, From Uncle Remus to Oak Ridge, William T. Polk, William Morrow and Company, 1953, pp. 132-133)
An Old-Timey Southern Breakfast
"When Fieldcrest executives first announced the closing in 2003, workers gathered at the plant for weeks afterward during lunch breaks and days off to hold prayer vigils. When the plant closed, 4,300 workers lost their jobs, the largest single layoff in North Carolina history. The Kannapolis area still has not recovered. While the state unemployment rate just increased to 9.7 percent, Kannapolis struggles with a rate of 12.3 percent."
Sunday, December 26, 2010
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. "
"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.