Friday, February 17, 2012

Don't miss this: What We Can Learn from Singapore

Most excellent.

In March of last year, my wife and I spent ten wonderful days in China as part of a group meeting with church and business leaders. It was an unforgettable experience. I told a group of Chinese students at a church service that I was bringing some of China back with me. Our hosts — from Hong Kong to Shanghai and Nanjing to Beijing — kept us well fed as I patted my stomach.

Economic growth is astounding. Cranes and skyscrapers were going up everywhere. How much of what is going on in China is an economic bubble that will soon burst, I cannot say.

In our many excursions by cars, vans, and buses, I got to speak to a number of Christian leaders who were filling us in on what’s going on in the Malay Peninsula and Indochina Peninsula regions, in particular Singapore and Vietnam. The economies in both countries are booming.

What’s happening in Singapore was the first to catch my attention. Most Americans know little about Singapore except for its punishment by caning. “A convicted male criminal who is between the ages of 18 and 50 and has been certified medically fit by a medical officer may be subjected to judicial caning.” Michael Fay was an American who gained international notoriety when he was sentenced to be caned as an 18-year-old in 1994 for theft and vandalism. He received four strokes across his bare buttocks.

There’s no doubt that the laws and customs of Singapore are different from the United States and other Western nations. The most interesting thing about Singapore is its economy. Consider the following:

Along with Hong Kong, South Korea and Taiwan, Singapore is one of the original Four Asian Tigers. The Singaporean economy is known as one of the freest, most innovative, most competitive, and most business-friendly. The 2011 Index of Economic Freedom ranks Singapore as the second freest economy in the world, behind Hong Kong. According to the Corruption Perceptions Index, Singapore is consistently ranked as one of the least corrupt countries in the world, along with New Zealand and the Scandinavian countries. . . .

The percentage of unemployed economically active people above age 15 is about 2%. Singapore has the world’s highest percentage of millionaire households, with 15.5 percent of all households owning at least one million US dollars. Despite its relative economic success, Singapore does not have a minimum wage, believing that it would lower its competitiveness.

Here’s what I found most interesting about Singapore’s economic philosophy. “The government has rejected the idea of a generous welfare system, stating that each generation must earn and save enough for its entire life cycle.” Even so, there are a number of “means-tested ‘assistance schemes’ provided by the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports in Singapore for the needy.”

If there’s one thing we in the United States can learn from Singapore is its emphasis on self-government, planning for the future for ourselves and families and not to depend on money confiscated from other people.

Go back to Mexico

Hell yes, go. The Vietnamese weren't babied when they came here, but taught ESL and excelled.

Via The Dorkfish Express

A Texas teacher is fighting to keep her job after she admitted to losing her temper and telling a Hispanic student to “go back to Mexico.”

Shirley Bunn, a math teacher at a middle school in Arlington, has been on paid leave since the Sept. 30 incident at Barnett Junior High School, according to a report on

She was handing out forms to her eighth-grade students when one of them repeatedly asked her for a form in Spanish, by saying, “I’m Mexican. I’m Mexican.”

According to documents made public in the case, the Fox station reported that Bunn told the student he could get the form in the office but he continued to argue by repeating, “I’m Mexican.”

She then blurted out, “Go back to Mexico,” the website reported.


Almost Home

Via a prompt from Wirecutter's comment

Man, this just kills me everytime I think of it.

The most expensive Starbucks drink ever is….....

That would be a java chip frappuccino in a trenta venti cup with 16 shots of espresso, a shot of soy milk, caramel flavoring, banana puree, strawberry puree, vanilla beans, matcha powder, protein powder, with caramel and mocha drizzled on top.

That’s what a young man named Logan Warren ended up ordering when he asked a barista to make him the most expensive drink possible. (He had a gift card, after all — why not guzzle it down in one giant cup?)

The total on the bill? $23.60.

Of course, Warren might regret actually finishing the drink, which he described as “tolerable, but not good.”

“Imagine a coffee-based health food smoothie that will put you in the hospital if you drink it all,” he wrote. “That’s how it tastes…like Jillian Michaels with a touch of Chuck Norris.”


Woman bites off man's tongue who tried to rape her

Now, that's my kind of girl!:)

A 25-year-old woman bit off a man's tongue when he tried to sexually assault her at her house in Javalgaon village in the district, police said today.

Anita Pawar, who works as a labourer, was alone at her house in the village on Wednesday when the accused, identified as Dadarao Hare (35), tried to force himself on her, they said.

In a bid to save herself from the attacker, Anita severed Hare's tongue with her teeth, police said.


Entrenched incumbency is the disease. Fresh blood is the cure.

The tea party isn't dead. It's just looking down ballot. While fiscal conservatives remain split over the GOP presidential candidates, grassroots activists are coalescing around a stellar slate of limited-government candidates looking to reinforce and reenergize the right in Washington.

And in the spirit of the modern-day tea party movement, no entrenched incumbent -- Democrat or Republican -- is safe.

Utah was Ground Zero for the movement's first major electoral upset. In April 2009, this column first reported on a Salt Lake City tea party protest of 2,000 Utahans who repeatedly booed GOP Sens. Bob Bennett and Orrin Hatch for supporting the $700 billion TARP bank bailout. In May 2010, the three-term, 76-year-old Bennett got the boot at the GOP state convention. Young conservative lawyer Mike Lee, who clerked for Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, went on to win the seat.

Now, young conservative entrepreneur and renowned state pension reformer Dan Liljenquist is taking on Utah's other big government Republican barnacle, 77-year-old Hatch. Liljenquist excelled in the private sector as a global management consultant and business strategist; he also helmed a privately owned call center company that grew from two to 1,500 employees since its 1995 founding. Liljenquist was elected to the Utah Senate in 2008, where he spearheaded state pension and Medicaid reforms that earned him the non-partisan Governing magazine's 2011 "Public Official of the Year" award.

The Triumph of American Industrialism

Though the smokescreen of African slavery obscures the many economic and cultural causes of the War Between the States, the serious reader easily discovers the two Americas that had developed by the 1850’s, and that the constant economic friction between the two sections since 1787 would lead eventually to separation, and the stronger one subjugating the weaker.

Bernhard Thuersam, Chairman
North Carolina War Between the States Sesquicentennial Commission
"The Official Website of the North Carolina WBTS Sesquicentennial"

“Lincoln and his contemporaries interpreted the victory of the North as primarily a triumph of nationalism over States’ rights. That the Union was now in fact “one and indivisible”…was generally acknowledged….[but] Whether a long civil war was necessary to secure the triumph of nationalism over States’ rights and of abolitionism over slavery may well be doubted. Probably, with more skillful handling of a few crises, both ends might ultimately have been achieved without resort to war.

A factor not fully understood at the time, and possibly overemphasized today, was the commanding importance that the new industrial interests won during the course of the struggle. War profits compounded the capital of the industrialists and placed them in a position to dominate the economic life, not only of the Northeast where they were chiefly concentrated, but also of the nation at large.

With the Southern planters removed from the national scene, the government at Washington tended more and more to reflect the wishes of the industrial leaders. The protective tariff, impossible as long as Southern influence predominated in national affairs, became the corner-stone of the new business edifice, for by means of it the vast and growing American market was largely restricted to American industry.

Transcontinental railroads, designed to complete the national transportation system, were likewise accorded the generous assistance of the government, while a national banking act and a national currency facilitated still further the spread of nation-wise business.

The Northwest, where industry was definitely subordinate to agriculture, profited less from the war than the Northeast…[though] By assisting in the defeat of the South, however, the Northwest had unknowingly sacrificed a valuable ally. Before the war the two agricultural sections had repeatedly stood together, first against the commercial, and later against the industrial, Northeast. Now, with the weight of the South in the Union immensely lessened, the Northwest was left to wage its battles virtually alone. For more than a generation after the war, with eastern men and eastern policies in the ascendancy, American industry steadily consolidated the gains it had made.”

(The Federal Union, A History of the United States to 1865, John D. Hicks, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1937, pp. 686-688)

What homeschoolers do

Via Old Virginia Blog

Man shot to death while holding baby

Yes, I've noticed they have been designing guns to look like babies recently, so the officer was obviously justified in killing the man........

Via California Tree of Liberty

An Arizona man was shot to death by police Tuesday while holding his grandson.
Police say 50-year-old John Loxas was holding his grandchild in his arms as he walked around his Scottsdale neighborhood Tuesday night threatening neighbors and police.

"There were at least three officers in position to engage the suspect. At least one of the officers thought he saw something in the suspect's hands," said Sgt. Mark Clark.

Loxas was standing outside of his home with his grandchild still in his arms when Officer James Peters fired one shot to the head, killing the suspect.

Police say the 9-month-old boy was not injured during the shooting.

Officers also escaped unharmed.

Some neighbors are now questioning the officers actions.

Investigators say the officers on the scene thought Loxas was holding a gun.


Where are the jobs?


British submariners honor crew of Confederate sub

H.L. Hunley Funeral/Parade

Via Southern Nationalist Network

CHARLESTON — British submariners are in South Carolina to pay tribute to the crew of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship.

Members of the Portsmouth Submariners Association in the United Kingdom place a poppy wreath Friday at the graves of the crew of the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley in Charleston. The poppy is a symbol of courage and sacrifice.

Association members have sent a poppy wreath to the grave every year since 2004, when the last Hunley crew was buried in what has been called the last Confederate funeral.

NDAA Resolutions for North Carolina

Via NC Renegade

(If you don’t see your county listed here, and would like a resolution tailored for your county, request it here)

North Carolina State Legislators Resolution






Santorum: “The 2nd is there to protect the 1st!”

Llano Tea Party President Lee Ellis and wife, Liz, were among a select group invited to meet with Senator Rick Santorum during his visit to North Texas last week. Approximately 60 leaders representing tea party and grassroots organizations throughout Texas gathered Wednesday north of Dallas to pose questions to the senator about policies important to Texas if Santorum should become the Republican Party’s presidential nominee.

School zone

Taxpayers Paying For Illegal Immigrants in Connecticut

Generally when you think of illegal immigrants you tend to think of the southern states from Florida across to California. One of the last states you may think of as having a problem with illegal immigrants is Connecticut, but guess again.

In 2007, federal immigration agents raided a location in New Haven, Connecticut and arrested eleven men on the charges of being in the United States illegally. The men filed suit against the federal government and claimed that their rights were violated.

Nearly five years later, the federal government has announced that they have reached a settlement with the eleven illegals. In the announcement, the feds have agreed to pay the men $350,000 and to stop all deportation proceedings against them.

In other words, the men have been financially rewarded by the federal government for rightfully arresting them, and they will be allowed to remain in the United States. While not specified in the settlement notice, you can be assured that if the men are being allowed to remain in the country that they will be given work permits and allowed to compete against American citizens for jobs in a job starved market.


Funny guy

Single parent family with $14.5K has more disposable income than family earning $60K

Last week The New York Times reported that the federal social safety net is now used to keep the middle class in the middle class much more so than it is used to lift the poor out of poverty. This is causing a lot of resentment among the middle class that still believes its members can work hard and elevate themselves into the upper levels of society. But they really cannot any more.

Were a person to start taking the risks necessary to elevate them and their family out of the middle class, they would have to cut the strings to the safety net under them, which in turn puts them at a competitive disadvantage in the short term to their neighbors. Too few are willing to take that risk.

Compound that with the most horrifying fact you will read today. A single parent family with income of $14,500.00 actually has more disposable income in the United States than a family earning $60,000.00 a year. Yes, you read that correctly.

Now are you ready for your head to explode? "If the family provider works only one week a month at minimum wage, he or she makes 92 percent as much as a provider grossing $60,000 a year." When the government is taxing the middle class to subsidize the middle class and the poor have more disposable income than the middle class, we're doing something wrong. We are failing.

On top of that, now the Nanny State does not just want to subsidize us, they also want to inspect our children’s lunches and convey a sense to our kids that Uncle Sam, not mom and dad, will take care of them. And if you want the really dirty little secret, the fact is this is a bipartisan problem. No one on the left has the fortitude to take on the problem without further subsidies. Too few on the right are willing to tackle the subject. The votes are not there in Congress to do what must be done.

But we must cut the social safety net out from the middle class and, in doing so, make it far simpler for the middle class to grow. We must return to an America where the small businessman can become a big businessman. Today, it is far too difficult for that to happen.

—Erick Erickson

Print Your Own Drone: Free Designs and Tools

Here's an interesting twist on building your own drone: A drone you can print it using tools that you own (or your neighbor owns).

Here's an example of a guy that built his own drone by printing many of the parts. It's a great example of maker tech, drones, tinkering networks, leveraging the network, etc. in one neat package.

Introducing the Vampire (from Peter in Sweden):


Global State of Preparedness Survey

A survey designed to create a snapshot of how prepared people are in 2012.

There are 22 questions in this survey.


Letter to the White Race

Via Billy

Voice of Reason
Verbatim Post

White Man!

We regret to inform you that your kind has been slated for termination. We, the various Third World majorities of Africa, Asia, India, South America, and the Middle East assert that your long history of success at building civilizations, developing new technologies, creating stable governments, fostering good will, feeding much of the world, and increasing peace and prosperity even amongst the riotous hordes of our own homelands, has made us envious and resentful of you. We, who make up 92% of the global population, feel that we can no longer accept the great disparity between your success and our abject failure. The solution to this inequality should be obvious to all concerned.

We are planning to invade your ancestral homelands, little by little, and to facilitate this, we have the full cooperation of your controlled media and government, academia, and law enforcement organizations. While we, personally, do not control any of these entities ourselves, we are profiting endlessly from the crypto-Marxist system put in place many decades ago by an ethnic “fifth column” which operates with complete impunity at all levels of your political, academic, and media culture. Their interference in the natural development of your constitutional republics has been indispensable to our efforts to wrest from you the control of everything that you’ve struggled to build and maintain over the last century. Indeed, were it not for them, none of our present plans would have even been possible.

By carefully controlling and managing the schools, universities, media, and press, this “out group” has managed to convince the great bulk of your racial kinsmen that not only is resistance futile, but that it is immoral, barbaric, depraved, and unworthy of a “thinking” individual. By promoting the stereotype of a “racist redneck resistance”, they have made the idea of a struggle for White Identity a veritable sin in the minds of nearly every White person. In short: they have convinced European-derived peoples that a prolonged suicide is preferable to the unmitigated evil of “racism”.

While doing this, they have pushed, inch by inch, to open the borders of ALL White nations to our own sullen masses, throwing open the gates to invasion while assuring the public that “race doesn’t matter”. Since race, in fact, DOES matter (and no one knows it better than We), they have likewise put into place a totalitarian system of “hate speech” and “hate crime” laws, to further alienate and penalize those few Whites who might harbor some simmering resentments at the increasing decay of their society and culture. All of this is in keeping with the far-reaching plans of this particular ethnic “out group”, and has been sometimes referred to as the “Long March”.

The Out Group, who maintains a sense of racial cohesiveness hitherto unknown among even the most tightly-knit of all dispersed human peoples, maintains a grip on the press and electronic media that is nearly monopolistic in its all-encompassing reach. Since they are so thoroughly in control of these organs for the dissemination of propaganda, they are in the best position to spread hostility against the White peoples of Europe and America, inciting the minority against the majority in these lands: Black against White, Latino against White, Asian against White, Arab against White, Indian against White, and so on, and so forth.

This is facilitated by decades of brainwashing, beginning in early school years, portraying Whites not as the builders of a great civilization, or the admirable leaders of the Free World, but in a lopsided, entirely slanted way as oppressors, enslavers, genocidal “Nazis”, southern Klansmen, imperialistic Colonials, and toothless hillbillies just itching for a chance to lynch the first colored individual that comes along. This brainwashing not only inflames the minorities in these now racially-mixed “schools”, but also inculcates a sense of “White guilt” that the Out Group finds particularly useful in maintaining control.

Hence, you Whites have become a neutered, egoless herd of cattle, easily manipulated and posing no threat to the Out Group, who live in perpetual terror of your ever waking up to their plans. The Out Group has a long-running resentment and fear of White civilization, and thus have worked within that civilization to undermine its cohesion and sense of purpose. The promotion of homosexuality, pornography, drugs, divorce, illicit sex, moral relativism, atheism, communism, gun control, “anti-racism”, and “civil rights”, has been the greatest boon to this subversive faction, who are but a tiny minority among you, but who wield awesome, incomparable power.

Thus, in light of the fact that you are socially, morally, mentally, intellectually, and even legally castrated, We, the teeming masses of the Third World who thirst for what you have and what we can never obtain, are going to finally swamp your once noble and advanced societies, your pristine cities and unsullied neighborhoods, and rape your countries for everything they are worth.

We are going to move in, right under your noses, and set our churches, mosques, synagogues, and strange gods up in place of your own. We will ensure that OUR celebrations and festivities and holidays are observed, while YOURS are erased from the pages of history.

We will drain the public coffers of welfare, food stamps, and all forms of social aid available. We will swamp your children’s schools, change the language in which lessons are taught, form street gangs to terrorize and torment your family, steal, vandalize, harass, threaten, and cajole you until we get what WE want.

That it will be entirely at your expense is irrelevant to us.

We will beat and murder your sons; we will rape your wives and daughters.

We kill twelve Americans every day; your government could care less.

We have shut down hospitals with our teeming numbers. We have flooded the streets, demanding “special rights” for those millions of us that are here illegally.

We nearly had your major politicians ready to grant all of us an “amnesty” in the name of “diversity” and “equal rights”. We are filling up the ranks for unskilled labor. We are raping pre-teens. We are doing the jobs Americans won’t do.

As your global economy crumbles, and it gets harder and harder to feed your families, as your birthrate plummets and you face the eventual dispossession of the country your forefathers founded for YOU and YOUR posterity, just remember: there is nothing you can do to stop us. The Out Group has made sure that the law is on OUR side, not yours. No matter how piffling your criticism of us is, the Out Group will use their media to label you with shocking epithets and broad smears: racist, hater, bigot, neo-Nazi, nativist, White supremacist, domestic terrorist, etc.

If we want to, we can assault and kill you with near impunity. The media will not report it, and if they do, they will place the blame for the assault squarely on YOUR shoulders, not ours. In Jena, Louisiana, a White boy was beaten mercilessly by six black criminals. The media made the criminals into the victims.

We watch these developments carefully, and we like what we see. Soon, you will be a minority even in your own homelands (you are already a minority worldwide), and we will continue to squeeze and squeeze until there is nothing left of you. We will crush your countries, your cultures, and eventually, we will snuffle out your lives.

Beethoven, Mozart, Shakespeare, and all other bourgeois manifestations of your high culture will be vanquished forever. All of your legends and heroes will be spat upon, purged, and finally forgotten. Your cultural folkways will be transgressions; your identity will become a crime.

We come for your JOBS, your MONEY, your WOMEN, and eventually your LIVES. It will not be much longer now.

In closing, We, the huddled masses of the Third World yearning to “breathe free”, would like to thank the Out Group, the media monopolists and political plunderers who made all of this possible. We wish them well, and we know they wish us well, just as long as we don’t trespass upon their own homeland, which they stole fair and square several decades ago.

Adios, White man! You had a good, long run, but your day is over, and ours is just beginning. Your empire is at an end, and your race is no longer wanted here. We’ll have our fun with you while you still hang on by a thread, but soon, the thread will be cut, and the abyss yawns beneath you and the civilization your kind spawned.

Besides, many of you are even anticipating this with something akin to sick glee. After all, that’s how the TV set told them to feel. The brainwashing is almost complete, and the sheep are in line to shear.

Have a nice day!

Bluebird #1 1927

Via Billy

‘Sharia Free Zone’ poster now available!

Via comment from Anonymous on Sharia Free Zone Poster

‘Sharia Free Zone’ poster now available!
The two bottom sections could be cut off making it generic.

NDAA Nullification Passes Virginia House 96-4

On Tuesday, February 14th, the Virginia House of Delegates voted in favor of House Bill 1160 (HB1160). The final vote was 96-4.

The legislative goal of HB1160 is to codify in Virginia law noncompliance with what many are referring to as the “kidnapping provisions” of section 1021 and 1022 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). The official summary of 1160:

“A BILL to prevent any agency, political subdivision, employee, or member of the military of Virginia from assisting an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the conduct of the investigation, prosecution, or detention of a citizen in violation of the United States Constitution, the Constitution of Virginia, or any Virginia law or regulation.”


The Big Club

TL In Exile
Verbatim Post

It is a time to coalesce the liberty movement into something distinct from Tea Parties. I will not disparage Tea Parties, they are what they are and they have put life to the Constitution, they have breathed life into a long dormant liberty movement. Many have been struggling for decades to be looked upon by our government as the rightful citizens we are, instead of children in need of guidance and scolding.

The liberty movment is distinct and separate from Tea Parties in a vital way: violence is not ruled out. This is not a promise of violence, or a threat, but those in the liberty movement are not put off by the thought of doing what our ancestors did and demand our rights by force of one sort or another. It is not a question of being afforded certain rights or liberties, it is a question of by which means they are achieved.

Make no mistake, life is important and death will not put food on the table, or comfort a child, but there does come a point where there is a question of citizenship to be addressed. Barack Obama and his ilk might shrug all of this off as nonsense, but secretly they are scared to death, every politician is. The very idea that there are those out in this great nation of ours who would risk death and imprisonment for the ideals in the document they only recognize when it comes time to grant them power do not like those who might hold them to account.

It is by no accident that the Tea Party was demonized as it was. They fear it. They fear anyone who intends to bring one major question into play: "If the Constitution is an out-dated document that is a living document and subject to constant interpretation, then by what authority do your claim power?"

See, that is the crux of the issue. If the Constitution can be altered simply by a general change in social attitudes, it does not lend itself to the type of rock-solid underpinning required of a government that is capable of putting one in prison, or taking their life. Their authority to do so are just words on an out-dated and largely irrelevant document that means nothing. Should we, as a people, or even a sufficient minority, decide that the words on the document that are out-dated and largely irrelevant might include the manner and method by which we transfer power to individuals the gig is up. In fact, it might be the irrelevance they have claimed in order to prosecute unconstitutional laws that decides whether or not they have the right or standing to remain as representatives of the people. I am not talking about impeachment, or some other Constitutionally prescribed method, that is largely irrelevant and out of date.

If it is a house of cards, let it be a house of cards. If it is a document open to interpretation, then let us interpret it any way we see fit. We are the people, the interested, the dedicated that they have to appeal to, not the MTV, Oscar and Grammy watching mind-numbed populace, but us, the interested, dedicated, opinionated multitudes who have the power to make the decisions for the rest of those who are lost in TV land. There is always a caretaker for such.

It is ours to set right because we feel wronged by it. It is ours to decide who is and who is not faithful to the document that grants them power. It does not take a nation of popular votes to decide these issues. Even the courts recognize that where there is no injury, there is no standing. In other words, those who fail to vote, or who are not mentally capable of understanding, or caring about the Constitution are not relevant to a Constitutional question of power, they have no standing in the issue.

For too long there has been an appeal to the "majority" as if we were a democracy. We are NOT. We are a Constitutional republic and if the Constitution is irrelevant, then so is the republic. The founding documents can not mean less than the government that relies on its founding for legitimacy. This is the reasoning they have all been fearing, that causes them to bring every weapon to bear on the Tea Party who invoked these ideas with the loudest voice thusfar.

They were the bright light, while those of us in the liberty movement are the big club. Sleep well, gain strength, get your affairs in order for a long stay in prison. Prepare for that and you will be a soldier in the true battle for liberty.

The New Blacklist

Verbatim Post

My days as a political analyst at MSNBC have come to an end.

After 10 enjoyable years, I am departing, after an incessant clamor from the left that to permit me continued access to the microphones of MSNBC would be an outrage against decency, and dangerous.

The calls for my firing began almost immediately with the Oct. 18 publication of Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?

A group called Color of Change, whose mission statement says that it "exists to strengthen Black America's political voice," claimed that my book espouses a "white supremacist ideology." Color of Change took particular umbrage at the title of Chapter 4, "The End of White America."

Media Matters parroted the party line: He has blasphemed!

A Human Rights Campaign that bills itself as America's leading voice for lesbians, bisexuals, gays and transgendered people said that Buchanan's "extremist ideas are incredibly harmful to millions of LBGT people around the world."

Their rage was triggered by a remark to NPR's Diane Rehm—that I believe homosexual acts to be "unnatural and immoral."

On Nov. 2, Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League, who has sought to have me censored for 22 years, piled on.

"Buchanan has shown himself, time and again, to be a racist and an anti-Semite," said Foxman. Buchanan "bemoans the destruction of white Christian America" and says America's shrinking Jewish population is due to the "collective decision of Jews themselves."

Well, yes, I do bemoan what Newsweek's 2009 cover called "The Decline and Fall of Christian America" and editor Jon Meacham described as "The End of Christian America." After all, I am a Christian.

And what else explains the shrinkage of the U.S. Jewish population by 6 percent in the 1990s and its projected decline by another 50 percent by 2050, if not the "collective decision of Jews themselves"?

Let error be tolerated, said Thomas Jefferson, "so long as reason is left free to combat it." What Foxman and ADL are about in demanding that my voice be silenced is, in the Jeffersonian sense, intrinsically un-American.

Consider what it is these people are saying.

They are saying that a respected publisher, St. Martin's, colluded with me to produce a racist, homophobic, anti-Semitic book, and CNN, FOX News, C-SPAN, FOX Business News and the 150 radio shows on which I appeared failed to detect its evil and helped to promote a moral atrocity.

If my book is racist and anti-Semitic, how did Sean Hannity, Erin Burnett, Judge Andrew Napolitano, Megyn Kelly, Lou Dobbs and Ralph Nader miss that? How did Charles Payne, African-American host on Fox radio, who has interviewed me three times, fail to detect its racism?

How did Michael Medved miss its anti-Semitism?

In a 2009 cover story in the Atlantic, "The End of White America?" from which my chapter title was taken, professor Hua Hsu revels in the passing of America's white majority. At Portland State, President Clinton got a huge ovation when he told students that white Americans will be a minority in 2050.

Is this writer alone forbidden to broach the subject?

That homosexual acts are unnatural and immoral has been doctrine in the Catholic Church for 2,000 years.

Is it now hate speech to restate traditional Catholic beliefs?

Documented in the 488 pages and 1,500 footnotes of Suicide of a Superpower is my thesis that America is Balkanizing, breaking down along the lines of religion, race, ethnicity, culture and ideology, and that Western peoples are facing demographic death by century's end.

Are such subjects taboo? Are they unfit for national debate?

So it would seem. MSNBC President Phil Griffin told reporters, "I don't think the ideas that (Buchanan) put forth (in his book) are appropriate for the national dialogue, much less on MSNBC."

In the 10 years I have been at MSNBC, the network has taken heat for what I have written, and faithfully honored our contract.

Yet my four-months' absence from MSNBC and now my departure represent an undeniable victory for the blacklisters.

The modus operandi of these thought police at Color of Change and ADL is to brand as racists and anti-Semites any writer who dares to venture outside the narrow corral in which they seek to confine debate.

All the while prattling about their love of dissent and devotion to the First Amendment, they seek systematically to silence and censor dissent.

Without a hearing, they smear and stigmatize as racist, homophobic or anti-Semitic any who contradict what George Orwell once called their "smelly little orthodoxies." They then demand that the heretic recant, grovel, apologize, and pledge to go forth and sin no more.

Defy them, and they will go after the network where you work, the newspapers that carry your column, the conventions that invite you to speak. If all else fails, they go after the advertisers.

I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.


The War on Dads

When Nicki Minaj flailed around satanically onstage in front of a scared fake priest at the Grammys last week, the Catholic Church was understandably upset. “Whether Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of the Recording Academy,” Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote. “Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam.”

Donohue is right. Christians—but especially Catholics—are the last bastion of people you can comfortably offend. Piss Christ wins awards sponsored by the National Endowment of the Arts, but when Van Gogh’s great-grandson makes an arty film about Islam, he gets a rapier in his chest. Racism is even more sacrilegious. Can anyone even conceive of a Piss MLK winning awards? What about a Shit Oprah? I’m annoyed by the Get Out of Jail Free Card that Catholic-bashers and nonwhites get, but Minaj’s performance reminded me of an even less talked-about victim: dads.

That’s right: dads.