Wednesday, April 29, 2015

HILLARY:..........deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed.

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Hillary Clinton made one of the most important political statements of all time – and no one is covering it! During a campaign speech, she attacked the very bedrock upon which the nation was founded. No longer will dissenting opinions be tolerated. Religious beliefs have to change. There’s a progressive agenda forming that goes much further than anything we’ve seen from the Obama administration. What is it? What does it mean?
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Prisoner in van said Freddie Gray was ‘banging against the walls’ during ride

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 It's all for Freddie...........

A prisoner sharing a police transport van with Freddie Gray told investigators that he could hear Gray “banging against the walls” of the vehicle and believed that he “was intentionally trying to injure himself,” according to a police document obtained by The Washington Post.

The prisoner, who is currently in jail, was separated from Gray by a metal partition and could not see him. His statement is contained in an application for a search warrant, which is sealed by the court. The Post was given the document under the condition that the prisoner not be named because the person who provided it feared for the inmate’s safety.

9,000,000 NEW IMMIGRANT VOTERS by 2016?

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This is what I have been telling people would happen since 2001, especially since 2005.  I hope it is not too late to stop it.  But it is getting very, very, very late.

Most Democrats have been pressing for this since the late Clinton years. It will stack the deck for their permanent rule of the United States. Thus the Democrats are nearly 100 percent for it.

A substantial majority of Republicans, especially conservatives, have opposed this transparent invasion of new Democrat voters. But the "moderate" to liberal minority of "establishment" Republican leadership in the RNC and Congress continues to move toward accommodation with an invasion, that if continued, would certainly result in an unethical and unlawful  takeover of the U.S. and many state governments.

The establishment Republicans were mainly driven by huge financial donors who profit from cheap foreign labor at an enormous cost to the economic well-being of American wage earners, small businesses, and taxpayers. But the desire to curry favor with liberal media was important as well as fear of defamation and belittling  by the drivers of cultural Marxism and their ignorant and spineless lemmings.

Under the leadership of John Beohner in the U.S. House and Mitch McConnell in the U.S. Senate came the final outrage. Congress refused to use its Constitutional powers to block an illegal invasion of the United States, which was clearly aimed at overturning both our culture and system of Constitutional government. We have no freedom or liberty, if our elections are determined by foreign invaders and the special interests that support them.

This article below by Michelle Bachmann is a fund raising appeal to conservatives. Yes, but it is the unmitigated truth. The first article I wrote on immigration fourteen years ago used the sinking of the RMS Titanic in April 1912 as an analogous example of complacency leading to tragic disaster. The newly built Titanic was the grandest ship afloat and thought to be so technologically advanced that it was "unsinkable." She carried only half the lifeboats necessary for more than 2,200 passengers and crew.

The ship  triumphantly surged through the icy North Atlantic at near top cruising speed. Her crew received and ignored eight iceberg warnings. When near midnight the top lookout, who had forgotten to bring his binoculars, finally saw the looming threat ahead and rang the bridge, it was too late to avoid the scraping and bumping damage to its starboard side that proved "unsinkable" a lie in less than three hours. Over 1,500 passengers and crew were lost. Seven hundred survived to lament with heavy hearts the tragedy that complacency had wrought.

A Congress who will not defend the Constitution and gives no resistance to millions of unlawful amnesties is not likely to oppose quick citizenship and quick voting rights or even voting rights with no citizenship and little opposition to vote fraud.

Our foolish accommodation to open-door immigration, amnesties, multiculturalism, unworkable left-liberal ideologies, shameless and unrestricted  corporate greed,  dishonest and deceptive dealings and politics, and mindless and irresponsible social and political complacency have brought us to the edge of disaster.

No conservative issue or principle can survive unless we stop the imbecilic surrender of our country, our people, and our children to spineless complacency and moronic accommodation to evil. 

Mike Scruggs

8 Things We’ve Learned from the Baltimore Riots So Far

Via Joe


#1. People do not learn from history or the mistakes of the past. See Exhibit A: Ferguson, Missouri.

#2. Some people will use any excuse to riot and loot even though it is clearly NOT an effective form of protest.

#3. The outbreak of violence in Ferguson, Missouri last summer was NOT an aberration. It is now a pattern.

#4. We also know what the pattern is. Whenever a young black man is killed by police and the public perceives the death as being unjust or unwarranted, then there will be the potential for widespread riots.

#5. It is only a matter of time before another inner city explodes with violence. First it was Ferguson. Then it was Baltimore. Which city is next?

More @ Survival Joe

Gunfire Rings Out In Ferguson As Baltimore Comes Under Military Control….

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Someone needs to tell the protestors in Ferguson Missouri that this is not a competition for who can protest most violently.  

Last night in Ferguson one man was shot in the familiar West Florissant strip that was the scene of protests throughout the fall and winter.  The police disbursed the crowd only to face additional gunfire an hour later in the Canfield Greens neighborhood.

Charleston, SC: Mob Of Black Teens Rampage Through City

Via comment by Anonymous on Reconstruction’s Hungry Locusts


A large group of black teens rampaged through Charleston neighborhoods, targeting innocent people early Sunday.

The Post and Courier reported:
As many as 60 teens were roaming Charleston streets attacking pedestrians and drivers early Sunday, witnesses told police dispatchers in 911 calls released Tuesday.
All the teens were black, according to witnesses, and all but one of the people attacked were white. Still, it’s unclear if the attacks were racially motivated or sparked by the unrest in Baltimore, which followed the recent shooting death of Walter Scott, a black man, by a white North Charleston police officer. [...]
Terror could be heard in the voices of many of the callers, including a man who called from his car and said he was being blocked by about 50 teens.
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Marine Corp Times Report:

The commanding officer of Marine Corps Base Hawaii was relieved of his duties Monday following “a loss of trust and confidence in his ability to lead,” the service said.

Col. Eric Schaefer, who assumed command of the base in August, was removed from his post by Maj. Gen. Charles Hudson, the commanding general of Marine Corps Installations Pacific, according to a Marine Corps news release. Schaefer was reassigned to another position effective immediately.

“The Marine Corps holds all Marines, especially commanders, responsible for their actions, and is committed to upholding high standards of honor, courage and commitment within the ranks,” the release states.

No additional details about the relief or Schaefer’s new position were immediately available. Schaefer could not immediately be reached for comment. 

Reconstruction’s Hungry Locusts

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The wife of the president H.L. Mencken referred to as “Roosevelt the Second” provided much of the impetus for the communizing of the Democratic party in the mid-1930s, and could be readily found supporting and speaking before openly Marxist groups like the American Youth Congress, Communist National Student League, Young Communist League, and anti-Franco communists.

In a news column she wrote that “signs of poverty and unhappiness . . . will have to disappear if [the South] is going to prosper and keep pace with the rest [of the country].” Author W.E. Debnam noted that Mrs. Roosevelt need not travel South to discover “poverty and unhappiness” as she could easily find it looking out her hotel apartment window in New York City. Debnam referred her to the root cause of the South’s unhappy condition.
Bernhard Thuersam,

Reconstruction’s Hungry Locusts

“May we tell you something about Reconstruction, Mrs. Roosevelt? Apparently somebody needs to tell you for only your abysmal ignorance of Southern history could possibly explain your continued carping criticism of just about everything south of the Mason-Dixon line . . . your complete failure to understand certain social and economic problems and conditions about which you pose so frequently as an authority.

Some of our modern Southern scalawags need to be reminded too . . . and that great horde of Northern editors and reporters so prone to pillory the South on every occasion while they ignore even worse conditions in their own backyard.

When the War ended, Mrs. Roosevelt, the South was licked and no one knew it better than the men who had followed Lee. The South was defeated, but it was not penitent. It had lost the War but not its pride. There was no sense of guilt but the South was resigned to the verdict of the battlefield. There was no love for the Yankee, it’s true, but also there was – speaking generally – no hate.

Most Southerners still insisted, and laughed about it, that “damnyankee” was one word, but, while they were not prepared to forget, they were ready, given a little time, to forgive their conquerors.

But [the war] wasn’t over, Mrs. Roosevelt. The South’s Gethsemane had just begun. War, as your Yankee friend General Sherman said, is hell . . . but it’s a hell that about it a certain dignity. There was nothing of dignity about Reconstruction.

There was only the studied, deliberate debasement of a proud and defenseless people. Old Thaddeus Stevens and his gang of Radical Republicans set out to murder the South in the first degree. Their murderous assault, prompted by greed and revenge, was cold-blooded and premeditated. They worked night and day at the job of killing the South twelve long years.

They almost succeeded. Only the vitality of a civilization that simply refused to die kept the South alive.

Lee’s surrender . . . came on April 9, 1865. Have you been able to stand the heart-breaking ordeal of visiting the South in April, Mrs. Roosevelt? If you have, you must have observed – if you could bear to keep your eyes open – that by the middle of April the plowing has long since ended and the planting, for the most part, is over. Already in some areas the new crop is far advanced.

But there was little plowed land in the South in that black April of 1865 and almost no planting.

On the great plantations, and on the little farms of the small land owner, the land to a large degree lay fallow and grown up in weeds. The returning soldiers made the best they could of bad situation. They had almost no livestock – few cows, few pigs, few sheep, and even fewer horses and mules. Those that hadn’t died on the battlefield had been killed or stolen by the invading soldiers.

And labor! Well, Mrs. Roosevelt, you know what happened to the farm hands of the South. Five million Negro slaves had been set free. They did little work in the fields that spring and summer . . . and one can hardly blame them. The taste of freedom lay sweet upon their tongue. Why labor in the fields? The Yankees were going to take care of them and, come Christmas – so the story went – every black man was to be the proud owner of forty acres and a mule! More than that, he was to run the government! The government of the Southern States, that is.

Only a few Northern States allowed the Negroes to vote then, and in not one instance during the tragic era did a single Negro, no matter how intelligent, hold even the lowest elective or appointive office north of the Mason-Dixon line; not even Fred Douglass of New York, who was the idol of Northern abolitionists. But in the South, Mrs. Roosevelt, it was a different story.

The Southern white man was almost completely disenfranchised while for 12 long years the newly-liberated slavers and the carpetbaggers and the scalawags ran every Southern State government and a Negro Senator from Mississippi sat in the seat in Congress that had been held by Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy. Our Reconstruction lawmakers, of course, had some help.

They were backed by Federal troops – thousands of them Negroes in brand new Federal uniforms. They had the guidance of Thaddeus Stevens and his Radical Republican murderers and the help of the Union League. They had also the kindly assistance of self-appointed authorities on Southern problems from New York and other Northern States who came down on short visits to give out criticism and advice. You know, we imagine, the type to which we refer.

There is no need, Mrs. Roosevelt, to review in detail that saturnalia of official corruption and waste during which the new rulers, strutting like peacocks, set out deliberately to turn to their own profit every cent of taxes that could be wrung from a prostrate land.

[And our] Northern conquerors had no intention of letting [Southern cotton] serve those who had attempted to exercise their constitutional right and withdraw from the Union. The “cotton agents” descended upon the South like a swarm of hungry locusts. First they seized 3,000,000 bales outright, claiming they had been sold to the Confederate government and were, therefore, contraband of war.

What was left – or most of it – was taxed heavily, or what was more often the case, stolen by the cotton agents in one of the greatest swindles in the history of our country. The South, screamed the Radical Republicans, had caused the war . . . and the South should pay for it.”

(Weep No More My Lady, A Southerner Answers Mrs. Roosevelt’s Report on the “Poor and Unhappy South,” W.E. Debnam, Graphic Press, 1950, pp 27-37)

Defiant Gun Range Owner Refuses To Reverse Her Anti-Muslim Policy

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Despite the fact that she now faces a potential federal investigation, Jan Morgan said she has no intention of rolling back a controversial policy at her Hot Springs, Ark., gun range.

As she announced last year, The Gun Cave Indoor Shooting Range is a “Muslim-free zone” due to the inherent risks she identified in allowing followers of the faith access to the facility.

In her initial statement, Morgan cited the fact that the Quran contains “109 verses commanding hate, murder and terror against all human beings who refuse to submit or convert to Islam,” wondering why she would “hand a loaded gun” to someone whose faith teaches such violence.

Where are America's racists concentrated? Researchers ask Google

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The South might still wear the stain of racism, but according to a new report, the Rust Belt and coal belt in the American Northeast appears to have become the most racist region of the country.

Researchers from the University of Maryland, Columbia University, Emory University and Harvard University have used Google searches including the N-word broken down by media markets to determine which areas of the country are most racist.

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Black Bishop Excoriates Al Sharpton For Interfering in Baltimore Riots

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Bishop E.W. Jackson of Virginia, a former Marine who is the founder and president of STAND, an organization dedicated to upholding traditional American values, appeared on Fox News to discuss the tense situation.  Jackson blasted Sharpton for interfering in Baltimore’s business and warned that if Sharpton is allowed to exploit the tense situation in Baltimore, it will only make matters worse.

The Bishop also pointed out the irony that “this situation is happening when we have the first black President, the second black attorney general, and a city with a black mayor and a black governing structure.  It tells you something is seriously wrong with the leadership and Al Sharpton is part of that.”

More with video @ TPNN

Freddie Gray: This is What Baltimore is Destroying Itself Over

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Freddie Gray, 25, a name that will become synonymous with names like Rodney King, Michael Brown and Eric Garner because he died because of injuries alleged to have been inflicted by police. Now a city is tearing itself apart over the death of Gray.

First, take a look at the arrest video following police on bicycle chasing Gray down. At least from the following video, it appears almost like the police have Gray in a hogtied position.

Turning America into a Battlefield: A Blueprint for Locking Down the Nation

Via avordvet
In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. We must never let the weight of this combination endanger our liberties or democratic processes. We should take nothing for granted. Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together.—President Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961
A standing army—something that propelled the early colonists into revolution—strips the American people of any vestige of freedom. How can there be any semblance of freedom when there are tanks in the streets, military encampments in cities, Blackhawk helicopters and armed drones patrolling overhead?

It was for this reason that those who established America vested control of the military in a civilian government, with a civilian commander-in-chief. They did not want a military government, ruled by force. Rather, they opted for a republic bound by the rule of law: the U.S. Constitution.

Unfortunately, with the Constitution under constant attack, the military’s power, influence and authority have grown dramatically. Even the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878, which makes it a crime for the government to use the military to carry out arrests, searches, seizure of evidence and other activities normally handled by a civilian police force, has been weakened by both Barack Obama and George W. Bush, who ushered in exemptions allowing troops to deploy domestically and arrest civilians in the wake of alleged terrorist acts.

What is “Federalism”?

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Second world war Spitfire to go under the hammer after five-year restoration

An RAF Spitfire once flown by a veteran of the Great Escape and painstakingly restored over five years is expected to fetch up to £2.5m at auction.

The legendary fighter aircraft, dubbed “The Ballerina” because of its grace in the skies, was originally piloted by Old Etonian Peter Cazenove during the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940.

His plane was shot down by a single bullet on 24 May 1940, and despite radioing in to say “Tell mother I’ll be home for tea!” he crashed landed on the Calais coast and was captured soon afterwards.

While he was then taken to a German prisoner of war camp, his plane was left on the sandy beach in northern France, where it remained buried for decades.

More @ The Guardian


Via Jonathan "Saw a live demonstration of the "WEAPONEYE" at this past weekend's Suncoast Gun Show in Tampa. Still not sure if I would want one on my weapon or not, but I am pretty sure George Zimmerman might have wished he had one recording at the time. To me the potential drawback is that after an incident, your weapon and hence your evidence is surely going to be confiscated by Law Enforcement / District Attorney first before you get to see it and/or have control of it and using it or not or giving it to your attorney?"

A Witness When You Need It The Most

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LAPD Officer Alleges He Was Demoted for Complaining About What So Many of Us Are Convinced Exists: a Quota System

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 Though quotas are illegal, an LAPD officer claims he was demoted and transferred several times after he complained about the system and didn't write a certain number of citations. (Photo credit: Shutterstock)

A Los Angeles police officer filed a lawsuit last week to sue the city over how he says he was treated after he complained about a quota system in the department. These quotas though, the city denies having.

According to City News Service, Earl Williams, who has been a level three LAPD officer for more than a decade, alleges that he was required to serve desk duty several times in 2014 for not writing 12 tickets a day. The suit also said that Williams was transferred to a district further away, lengthening his commute time, after he took his complaint about the alleged quotas to Capt. Darryl Ito.

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89-year-old, Bryan Sperry, who played for The University of Kansas shortly after World War II, scores an INSPIRING touchdown at the ALUMNI flag-football game!

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Does Black Violence Matter?

Via Billy

I've watched black protests for months now (since Ferguson, Missouri erupted) with signs proclaiming that "Black Lives Matter." Those same protests popped up for the past week at protests in Baltimore in advance of the massive riots and unrest on Monday.

But what I've never seen is a single protest or sign proclaiming "Black Violence Matters."

Or does black-on-black murder not matter to black Americans? How about blacks looting and burning black businesses? Does that matter?

I heard ultra-liberal (and pathetically politically correct) CNN analyst Sally Kohn blame white America today. She wished white America would be half as outraged as outraged over “police violence” as they are over the riots.

Well I have a message for Sally Kohn:

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‘We will not obey’: Christian leaders threaten civil disobedience if Supreme Court legalizes gay marriage

Via Billy

“We will not obey.”

That’s the blunt warning a group of prominent religious leaders is sending to the Supreme Court of the United States as they consider same-sex marriage.

“We respectfully warn the Supreme Court not to cross that line,” read a document titled, Pledge in Solidarity to Defend Marriage. “We stand united together in defense of marriage. Make no mistake about our resolve.”

“While there are many things we can endure, redefining marriage is so fundamental to the natural order and the common good that this is the line we must draw and one we cannot and will not cross,” the pledge states.

The signees are a who’s who of religious leaders including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, National Religious Broadcasters president Jerry Johnson, Pastor John Hagee, and Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse.

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The Only Three Things I Called That Have Not Yet Happened

Via Jonathan

That's a .204 varminting rifle.  It's WAY, WAY easier with a .308.  It's easier yet with a .338 Lapua.

So, beginning in ARSH 2008 when it became clear that the Constitutional Republic was in the process of being overthrown in a cold putsch, and then forward as I continued to blog here, I called a series of things, in no particular order, except for the last three, which are obviously end-game events, and thus placed at the end of the list:

1.  Reformation of the islamic Caliphate facilitated by the Washington DC regime

2.  Total economic war executed by the Washington DC regime against the American people, specifically the Cloward-Piven Strategy, namely driving as many people as possible out of work and onto the welfare rolls in order to collapse the system

3.  Severe price inflation, especially for food

4.  Nationalization of healthcare delivery for the purposes of controlling and coercing the masses

5.  Dissolving the Mexican border in order to bring in millions of socialist Latin Americans in order to help overwhelm the welfare system, corrupt the electoral process where it still possessed integrity, and to provide a means for soldiers of the Caliphate to invade and colonize the former United States

6.  Criminalization of Christianity

7.  Race riots/ defacto civil war with every urban area becoming its own discrete theater

8.  Complete evanesence of the Rule of Law and the ascendancy of a tyrannical, kleptocratic oligarchy

9.  Nuclear war centered on Israel

10.  Obama being assassinated by his own people in order to seize total power – the ultimate Reichstag Fire

11.  People’s Liberation Army (Red China) boots on the ground on the North American landmass, probably under the guise of “peacekeeping”

Here is my post from September 4, ARSH 2012 titled “How the Disintegration is Likely Going to Happen”, including a link to a Matt Bracken piece on the same topic at Western Rifle Shooters Association.

Again, let me just reiterate:  YOU DON’T HAVE ENOUGH AMMUNITION.  So, whydontcha get on that, mkay?

12 Unanswered Questions About The Baltimore Riots That They Don’t Want Us To Ask

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Why did the Baltimore riots seem like they were perfectly staged to be a television event?

Images of police vehicles burning made for great television all over the planet, but why were there abandoned police vehicles sitting right in the middle of the riot zones without any police officers around them in the first place?  Why was the decision made ahead of time to set a curfew for Tuesday night and not for Monday night?  And why are Baltimore police officers claiming that they were ordered to “stand down” and not intervene as dozens of shops, businesses and homes went up in flames? 

Yes, the anger over the death of Freddie Gray is very real.  Police brutality has been a major problem in Baltimore and much of the rest of the nation for many years.  But could it be possible that the anger that the people of Baltimore are feeling is being channeled and manipulated for other purposes

The following are 12 unanswered questions about the Baltimore riots that they don’t want us to ask…

"Just Call Them Niggers," Exasperated CNN Guest Tells Erin Burnett

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Erin Burnett really tried, bless her heart, to imagine a reason why it might be inappropriate to refer to protesting black Baltimore teenagers as thugs.

The CNN host was interviewing Baltimore city councilman Carl Stokes when she defended Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s categorization of the teens as criminals and thugs—asking Stokes why it wasn’t “the right word?”

Well for one thing they’re kids, Stokes points out.

“But how does that justify what they did? I mean that’s a sense of right and wrong. They know it’s wrong to steal and burn down a CVS and an old person’s home, I mean, come on,” Burnett clarifies, uncomprehending.

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Sheriff Clarke: ‘Riots a Result of Liberal Policies’ that have ‘Created Permanent Underclass’

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Milwaukee Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr. has spoken out against the riots in Baltimore. He lays the blame squarely at the feet of liberal policies which he says have created a powder keg which has exploded into violence.

“Like Baltimore, like Ferguson, like New York and many other areas where failed liberal government policies have led to high unemployment, chronic poverty, failing schools,” Sheriff Clarke said. “This is what besets the Baltimore area. Ninety percent of the homicide victims in the Baltimore area are black as are ninety percent of the suspects.

That’s a bigger problem than Freddie Gray.”

He added that he didn’t believe the rioters cared about Freddie Gray at all.


Sheriff David Clarke: Obama "Needs To Do Some Soul Searching About His Failed Liberal Policies"

Race Hustlers & Thugs Won’t Like What This Florida Sheriff Has to Say to the Black Community

Via LH

Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan had some wise words he delivered lately. However, I'm sure some of the race baiters, the Obama administration and others who thrive off of the constant war of ethnic communities in America are going to be going after him once they hear what he had to say. However, he was right on.

"First off, let me take issue with the title 'African-American,'" Sheriff Morgan said. "We're Americans. I'm fourth generation Welsh. I, nor my family, do not pretend to say we are 'Welsh-American.' We are Americans. I was not born in Wales and the Blacks that currently reside in the united States of America are not from Africa."

The Strange Case of Modern Immigration

Via LH

The West is too cowed by guilt to look honestly at immigration. Is immigrating from less-developed countries to the West a good or a bad thing, for host and guest? Is the immigrant angry at, or nostalgic for, the country he left? Is he thankful to or resentful of the country he has come to? Does the Westerner know why the other seeks him out or why he himself chooses not to emigrate to the non-West? These questions and dozens like them are not so much never answered as never even asked. The result is chaos. Thousands of refugees from the mess in North and East Africa are hiring smugglers to ship them across the Mediterranean into the southern ports of Europe — often with tragic results, as boats sink and passengers drown.

Any visitor to Athens quickly notices that tens of thousands of Pakistanis, Bangladeshis, and Albanians have arrived illegally in Greece in hopes of reaching more prosperous Western European countries. In fact, the downtown of almost any European city is full of impoverished non-Western immigrants. Yet in ten years, some of those same Middle Eastern immigrants will demand space for new mosques, while they would never have allowed a church to be built in their homeland, and many newcomers will have complaints against their hosts about their own lack of parity with the established citizenry. Such is the strange effect of contemporary Westernism upon immigrants.