Monday, June 22, 2015

Why I’m not going to write about that dreadful mass murder in South Carolina



Pass a law demanding we submit to universal background checks? We will flout it.

Pass a law demanding that we turn in our standard-capacity magazines? Make us obey.

Pass a law insisting that we register whatever you consider the politically unpopular weapon of the moment? Come and find them.

Pass a law attempting to make the Second Amendment more conditional than it already is? We’ll laugh. Because we don’t get our freedom from any piece of paper and we won’t surrender any more of our freedom for some piece of paper, either.

Ban this or that type of ammo? More will slip through porous borders. More will be made in secret places. Ammo isn’t complicated.

Ban homemade guns or the increasingly marvellous tools to produce them? Oh my, you dream, you dream, you dream, you pathetic control freaks in legislatures and police departments everywhere. That genie is long out of its bottle.

Pass laws that punish us for the deeds of creeps like South Carolina’s church shooter or the nutcase of Aurora? The merely confirms what we already know: that you “controllers” consider us your enemy even when we are not — which ends up making us your enemy in fact.

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Clinton-Gore 1992

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Clinton Gore 1992 Confederate 

In the aftermath of the race-motivated Charleston church shooting spree that left nine dead, a number of Republicans have allowed themselves to be placed on the defensive, even when they have no personal baggage related to the Confederate flag.

In Massachusetts, for instance, Republican Governor Charlie Baker has come under heavy fire from the Boston Globe after saying the issue was one for the people of South Carolina to decide on their own. Baker never said he supported the flag itself, but that was overlooked as the paper made its partisan attacks.

Walmart to stop selling Confederate flag merchandise

Via Terry "From Phyllis. It will be a cold day in hades before I shop in Wal Mart again"

 Walmart, the country's largest retailer, will remove all Confederate flag merchandise from its stores, the company told CNN Monday.

The announcement is the latest indication that the flag, a symbol of the slave-holding South, has become toxic in the aftermath of a shooting last week at a historic African-American church in Charleston, South Carolina. Gov. Nikki Haley announced in a Monday afternoon news conference that she supports removing the Confederate flag from the state capitol grounds. currently carries the Confederate flag as well as attire featuring the flag's design, such as T-shirts and belt buckles.

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Jack Hunter Prostrates Himself Before the Gods of Political Correctness … Again
"Southern Cross" 7 Days Battle Don Troiani

Jack Hunter prostrates himself before the gods of political correctness once again. This time at the Daily Beast. Why there and not at his own Rare? So all the right people will see it and know just how sorry he is for all his past transgressions against rightthink?

After Jack’s first mea culpa, I wrote a long and measured article in rebuttal, but it was lost at the old site. I just don’t have the energy to do it again. I will say that this article is so craven that it makes me wonder if Jack has gotten wind of a new attack, or he just fears one in the hysteria following the Charleston shooting, especially since he was based out of Charleston.

Let's Remove Spineless Elected Officials in SC Rather than the Confederate Flag

Via Billy

The Grim Harvest of War - The Valley Campaign by Bradley Schmehl ~

Blazing with the fire of combat, Jackson rode onto the *coaling. He congratulated Taylor and promised him the captured guns. The enemy staggered, but it didn't break. They preserved formation even as they left the field along the road to Conrad's store - pressured all the while by Taliaferro and Winder. Tired after the last few days, the Southerners were not able to pursue rapidly - the infantry pounded out four or five miles and the artillery pushed a few miles farther. The spoils included about 450 prisoners, 800 muskets, one more cannon and some wagons.

"Ever laconic, Jackson dispatched a one-sentence telegram to Richmond advising, 'Through God's blessing the enemy near Port Republic was this day routed with the loss of Six (6) pieces of his artillery.'...Long after the war Richard Taylor recalled, "I have never seen so many dead and wounded in the same limited space. ** In the painting, The Grim Harvest of War, the artist chose to show Major Wheat in uniform, but not "bloody as a butcher". Southern casualties: 816 killed and wounded Union losses including prisoners: 800-1000 Area of the *coaling: less than 1 sq. mile.

*The name Coaling originated because the Lewis family made charcoal there for their blacksmith shop.


In the wake of the Charleston shootings, renewed calls from cultural Marxists have come calling for the removal of the Confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse and it seems that spineless Republicans are incapable of making a stand, including Governor Nikki Haley.
Fox reports:
In a break from her own position, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley on Monday called for the removal of the Confederate flag from statehouse grounds.
"The time has come," she said to applause.
Haley joined other state leaders, including Republican state Sen. Tim Scott and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, in calling for the removal of the flag.
"Today we are here at a moment of unity in our state, with no ill will, to say it is time to move the flag from the capitol grounds," Haley said.
It's true, Haley cannot be trusted, but then I said that back when she was elected and turned right around and endorsed liberal Mitt Romney for president.

But why is this an issue? I can tell you why: People simply do not know their history… and yes, that even means Republicans. They hold up people like Abraham Lincoln as a Constitutional icon, when he was nothing of the sort, but a Constitution usurper. Jefferson Davis in his The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government outlined exactly what took place prior to Lincoln assuming office and the reasons why secession was sought… and it wasn't because of slavery. It was because Lincoln had made it known he would violate the Constitution.

Rep. Gary Palmer: "Beyond contempt" for people to push for the removal of the Confederate flag

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The Alabama congressman accused those suggesting that the shooting might not have occurred if the Confederate flag wasn't flying over the state capitol campus of having a political agenda that distracted from the tragedy.

The shooting was allegedly conducted at the hands of Dylan Roof, a white 21-year-old South Carolina resident whose purported website contained a number of racist statements. He also allegedly told police that he gunned down the nine victims because he wanted to spark a race war.

South Carolina's governor and both U.S. senators, all Republicans, called for the flag to be taken down from a Civil War memorial on the state capitol campus. Palmer said the pressure to take the flag down is coming from people using the shooting to advance their political agenda. Palmer was speaking about the suggestion that the mass shooting may have been prevented if the Confederate flag wasn't flying at the South Carolina capitol campus.

"It's people who have an agenda seeking to exploit a tragedy," the freshman congressman told the Matt Murphy Show on Monday morning. "That, to me, that's beyond contempt that here you have this church that's suffered an unspeakable tragedy by a person who has hate to a degree that he's insane and then they try to exploit this tragedy for their own agendas."

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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Calls for Removal of Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Via comment by Chickenmom on A Repeat Performance--After the Battle Flag Again

Gov. Nikki Haley today called for state lawmakers to remove the Confederate flag from the Civil War Memorial on the Statehouse grounds.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley called for the removal of the Confederate flag from the grounds of the state Capitol Monday, less than a week after a 21-year-old white man gunned down nine people at a historic African American church.

Support for the flag to come down from leaders around the state and around the country has been steadily growing in the wake of the devastating attack.

"Today, we are here in a moment of unity in our state, without ill will, to say it is time to move the flag from the Capitol grounds," Haley said during a news conference attended by Republican senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, along with other state leaders.

More @ NBC

Alabama: Southern Nationalist Police Officer Fired For Refusing To Renounce His Beliefs


For years, my affiliation with the League has intermittently come up at my job. I have told them if ever it came to it, I would choose the League over my job.
The previous police chiefs were supportive. This one was not. And the new city manager became openly hostile upon his “discovery” this week.
Friday afternoon the carrot was dangled by internal affairs. Would I be willing to “flush” the League entirely in order to save my job? The answer was a swift no. Three hours later, my termination was announced. Nineteen years, my salary, my benefits, and my retirement are gone. I’m not looking for sympathy, but I do ask for support.
And I’ve gotten it. I am humbled and grateful for the promises of support, including financial, I have received. I think I have a good case, and I am planning to take this to court. If anyone wishes to donate to the legal defense, the Pay Pal email is
God is still on His throne. His will I accept. Pray His hand guides me and protects my family. In tough times, you find out who your friends are. I am proud to be a Southern nationalist and a member of the League of the South.

A Repeat Performance--After the Battle Flag Again

Roundabout via Billy

"Well, Govan, if we must die, let us die like men."
Gen. Patrick R. Cleburne

Sounds like something most of us have heard before, many times before. The politically correct (cultural Marxists) want the Confederate battle flag at the State House in South Carolina taken down. Supposedly it was not flown at half staff when all other flags were to commemorate the shooting at the black church in Charleston and for that reason it deserves to be taken down.

But like the good Marxist they are, the people manipulating this situation are trying to kill two birds with one stone--a typical Marxist ploy--if you can push one agenda that hits two critical areas then you've made your day.

1920s-1950s Living the Havana High Life

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1946: Aline Johnson de Menocal meeting with her personal staff to plan a party.

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Attack Gave Chinese Hackers Privileged Access to U.S. Systems

Via LH

For more than five years, American intelligence agencies followed several groups of Chinese hackers who were systematically draining information from defense contractors, energy firms and electronics makers, their targets shifting to fit Beijing’s latest economic priorities.

But last summer, officials lost the trail as some of the hackers changed focus again, burrowing deep into United States government computer systems that contain vast troves of personnel data, according to American officials briefed on a federal investigation into the attack and private security experts.

Undetected for nearly a year, the Chinese intruders executed a sophisticated attack that gave them “administrator privileges” into the computer networks at the Office of Personnel Management, mimicking the credentials of people who run the agency’s systems, two senior administration officials said. The hackers began siphoning out a rush of data after constructing what amounted to an electronic pipeline that led back to China, investigators told Congress last week in classified briefings.

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Charleston Church Shooting Was Death By Gun Control

 Devin Standard, the author of this editorial.
Devin Standard is an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a semi-skilled hunter, a defense industry executive and a family many who strives for Liberty rather than security in his life-time. He wishes the same for you and yours.

A church in Charleston, South Carolina, is awash in blood today. Black or white is irrelevant, only the innocence of the slain is what matters. (We no longer need be racial tribalists in this country.) The typical talking heads and government elites have already ramped up their knee-jerk, siren song for gun control. I disagree with this call more strongly than I ever have because I believe gun control, and gun-free zones, are root causes of violent crime.

 I claim that those nine lives — nine trusting, innocent, gullible, lives — were violently snuffed out because they had been brainwashed. They had been brainwashed by the left into forgetting, or ignoring, that evil exists in this world (e.g., criminals, mental defectives, drug addicts and jihadists). These innocent victims had been brainwashed into the false religion of 911: Call 911 and your modern day savior, the police, the government, a uniformed somebody, will come and protect you, save you and risk their lives to safeguard innocent life.

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Snake and Rabbit Fight

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 Snake caught Baby Rabbit, then Mother? fought with Snake and saved Bunny.

Folks Outraged Over Gun Ad Appearing on Charleston Paper in Wake of Shooting

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I bet that anyone of those nine victims wish they had a gun when 21-year-old Dylann Roof began opening fire in that church.

Question: when there is a horrific traffic accident, do newspapers stop running automobile ads on their pages?

Nope. They do not.

So, why then would they be expected to remove a gun ad in the wake of a mass shooting?

Yet, for whatever reason, they are. Why? Because there is a double standard.

Think about it, when drunk drivers take an innocent life while behind the wheel, the ire of the public is directed at the drunk driver. But when an alleged racist, sociopath uses a firearm to kill nine people in a church in Charleston, South Carolina, the ire of the public is directed at the gun and not the gunman.

Why can the public differentiate between the inanimate object and the driver when it comes to car accidents but can’t do the same for the inanimate object and the person who pulls the trigger in shootings?

The reason? Anti-gunners have convinced many unbiased individuals that guns are evil.

Consider the following tweet from Jonathan Neufeld, a philosophy professor at the College of Charleston in Charleston, S.C.

Common Culture

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"the integrity of any culture comes from common beliefs and behaviors. while we are all somewhat different and unique, we can still belong in a common culture. once you adopt behaviors and beliefs substantially different from those commonly held by your culture, you are deviating from those cultural values. it doesn't make you diverse. diverse would be following different paths to arrive at the same point of common values. the argument of diversity is a lame attempt to make deviancy acceptable within the culture and thereby redefine everyone else's values to encompass the deviant values. this is not the same as adding a few blueberries to your pancake batter to make it better, it is dropping a few bad apples into the barrel to accelerate the rot of them all. this is the same thing that has destroyed the faith-based boy scouts. you don't get to the point of 100 years of traditions if you abandon those values and redefine them every few years on somebody's whim or you'll undermine the whole thing and prove you do not have any values. and why would anyone want to celebrate that?"

Bill Ayers turns a few heads with his assessment of Charleston killings

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American-grown terrorist and Obama friend Bill Ayers took to Twitter on Friday to blast the killings in Charleston, South Carolina, and label them as — wait for it — American-grown terrorism!

Ayers retweeted a tweet that read “Dear @BarackObama and @HillaryClinton, what happened in Charleston isn’t simply a gun-violence issue. It’s American-grown terrorism.”

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"The Battle Flag has always been the first target in the campaign to abolish America."

Vic comment by Anonymous on Dear MoveOn member, Me? Me? Surely you jest. :...


First, They Came For The Confederate Battle Flag. Then, They Came For The American Flag—In Fact, They Already Have Done

In the wake of a horrific mass shooting like Dylann Roof’s murder of nine African Americans in Charleston SC, gun control advocates of course claim that gun control would have prevented the tragedy. Conservatism Inc. spokesmen respond “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” Yet with racial feeling apparently motivating Roof’s crime, the Left of course blames “racism”—particularly focusing on the Confederate Battle Flag. And, in contrast to its support for gun rights, Conservatism Inc. is quick to abandon the flag. This is yet another reason why it loses every battle in the Culture War.

In fact, beyond Roof’s car having a novelty Confederate license plate, there is nothing to suggest that the Battle Flag had much to do with his views. Even if the flag meant “hate” rather than “heritage” to him, nothing suggests that the flag made him hate blacks, much less kill them. His alleged manifesto does not mention Southern nationalism at all, but it is very explicit about black crime and Main Stream Media manipulation of the Trayvon Martin case, both occurring long after Appomattox.

But the Left seems perfectly happy to endorse this narrative.

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