Thursday, July 14, 2016

A Book for a Southerner’s Bookshelf: War For What ? (I cannot recommend it highly enough)

 Southern Homestead

Recently a commencement speaker exhorted graduating students to “be on the right side of history.”

The commencement speaker used the phrase ‘be on the right side of history’ to mean actively supporting social trends that are currently in fashion.

But ‘the right side of history’ also implies that there are right and wrong sides of history. Indeed there are different versions of history depending on the historian doing the research and the reporting.

However, for the last half-century, academia, media, and the entertainment field have offered students and the public a one-sided, highly politicized version of American history that depicts the South and its traditions as irretrievably flawed. Even public libraries in Southern cities seldom shelve books that depict the South sympathetically. Consequently many Southerners have had to assemble their own book collections.

As an addition to a Southerner’s book collection, I recommend War For What ? by Francis W. Springer. Born in 1899, Mr. Springer spent his youth in Washington, D.C. and New York City, attending that city’s schools and Columbia University. After retiring from a career in the Northeast, Springer and his wife, Beulah Hollidge, a Boston native, spent their remaining years on a farm in Charlottesville, Virginia. The couple’s fascination with American history led them to spend years of copious research into our country’s past. The result was numerous historical articles and Springer’s book War For What ?.

FBI Agents Privately Believe Lynch, Clinton Struck ‘An Inside Deal’

Via John

Loretta Lynch

According to The New York Post, FBI agents who worked on the Hillary Clinton email investigation are privately upset with the decision not to charge her and are quietly alleging that Attorney General Loretta Lynch must have struck a deal with her husband Bill Clinton during their private meeting.

The Post cites anonymous sources in the FBI who claim that agents investigating Clinton were subject to higher-than-usual scrutiny. Agents had to sign “Case Briefing Acknowledgment” forms, non-disclosure agreements keeping them from speaking to anyone about the case unless called to testify. As a result, agents cannot go public with their opinions of the case, whether they agree with the final result or not.

More @ MEDIA

The Religion of Peace: Gun and truck ISIS terror attack leaves at least 77 dead in Nice

Via Billy

Eyewitnesses reported there were exchanges of gunfire between police and suspected terrorists in Nice, southern France 

At least 77 people have been killed and more than 50 injured after a truck mowed down crowds for more than a mile before the driver got out and sprayed crowds with bullets in a terror attack during the Bastille Day celebrations in the French city of Nice.

One eyewitness described seeing 'bodies flying like bowling pins' and 'hearing noises, cries that I will never forget’ as the horror unfolded at around 10.30pm last night.

The truck driver was said to have shouted ‘Allahu Akbar’ — God is greatest — before being shot dead by police. Pro-ISIS groups have been celebrating the attack but as yet the terror group has not officially claimed responsibility.

Guns and grenades were later found inside the truck, which mounted the pavement at approximately 40mph and steered directly towards hundreds of people watching a fireworks display.

Anti-terror police swooped in as the city was put on lockdown and residents were warned to stay indoors for their safety. Gunshots rang out in the streets, with gunmen targeting hotels and cafes in the port city in the south of France. 

More @ Mail

George Clooney Calls For More Refugees, Gets Nasty Surprise On His Doorstep

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 George Clooney Calls For More Refugees, Gets Nasty Surprise On His Doorstep

Out-of-touch leftist celebrities like George Clooney have used their wealth and fame as a platform for chastising taxpayers for not taking in Muslim asylum seekers. However, after arriving at his lavish $9.8 million vacation home, Obama’s favorite celeb campaigner woke up to find a perfectly ironic surprise waiting at his front door.

In a dose of irony and karma almost too perfect to be true, megastar Clooney and his Muslim attorney wife Amal Clooney had just taken out a restraining order against a 55-year-old mentally ill veteran when they stumbled upon an unwanted surprise at their favorite getaway home at the luxurious Lake Como Italian resort.

After months of hearing Clooney and his wife bash Americans for not taking in enough refugees, the privileged pair has had their $9.8 million vacation property infiltrated by the migrants for whom they have spent so much time advocating but so little time actually putting their money where their mouth is.

Cuckservatives, Including Newt Gingrich, Call Retreat After Dallas. Will Trump?

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 In 2009, Gingrich toured with Al Sharpton promoting some education nostrum or other

The bodies were barely cold in Dallas when leading cuckservatives were already rushing to triangulate between the hate group Black Lives Matter and the American policemen struggling to contain a low-level insurgency. To those familiar with The Stupid Party and Conservatism Inc., no such display of cowardice could be surprising. But will Donald Trump follow, either by caving himself—or by picking a cuck-compromised figure like Newt Gingrich as his Vice President?

Trump’s initial reaction after the shootings in Dallas was sound. Hours before Hillary Clinton responded, Trump offered “prayers and condolences” to “all of the families” “devastated by the horrors we are all watching take place in our country.” In a longer response posted to his Facebook page, Trump called for the restoration of “law and order” and decried the worsening of racial tensions. He also called for “strong leadership, love, and compassion.” Especially given that many European-Americans voted for Barack Obama because they thought he would heal the racial divide, this is a sober and highly appropriate response.

Family spokesman says a White House official, Jesse Jackson to attend Alton Sterling funeral

Via Billy


Gary Chambers, spokesman for the Sterling family, confirmed Thursday that both Civil Rights activist the Rev. Jesse Jackson and a White House representative would be attending the funeral of Alton Sterling on Friday. Jackson will be a speaker at the event along with the Rev. Al Sharpton and Louisiana Congressman Cedric Richmond.

More @ The Advocate

Build The Wall

Via Frank

7 Disgusting Things Obama Said While Hijacking Memorial For Slain Dallas Police

Via Cousin Bill

Obama Dallas

On Tuesday, President Obama descended on Dallas to hijack the memorial service for five slain police officers. He’d planned to do this for days – his White House stated in advance that Obama would get political.

But for the first few minutes of Obama’s address, it appeared that he might take stock of the moment and hold himself back.

Then it all collapsed.

Here are the seven worst moments of his latest opportunistic, highly political, egregiously inappropriate address:

Trump to Pick Mike Pence, Says Source

Via Billy

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Donald Trump is planning to announce that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is his choice for his vice presidential running mate, according to a Republican with direct knowledge of the decision.

As Trump narrowed in on his choice of Pence, the two men spent time at both Trump's golf resort in New Jersey in early July and at the Indiana governor's mansion this week.


In addition to testing the men's chemistry together, Trump was reportedly impressed with Pence's calm demeanor, his experience on Capitol Hill and as a governor, and Pence's potential to assist Trump in governing, should the ticket win in November.


Pence served 12 years in Congress, rising to the No. 3 post in the House Republican leadership, before leaving to run for Indiana governor in 2012. There he faced criticism for his handling of a religious liberties law that many said would discriminate based on sexual orientation and gender identity. When he backpedaled in the face of boycotts, he angered some conservatives, as well.

More @ Roll Call

New Harvard Study By Black Professor Says There’s No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

Via Billy

New Study Says There’s No Racial Bias in Police Shootings

If the Black Lives Matter movement is predicated on anything resembling facts, logic, or reality, a new Harvard study will be the end of that misbegotten organization. For the first time, a study – carried out by a liberal, aimed at proving BLM right – has concluded that police are no more likely to shoot a black man than a white man. In fact, Roland Fryer’s study shows that whites are actually more likely to get shot in a police encounter.

“It is the most surprising result of my career,” said Fryer. The African-American professor said that instead of protesting, he wanted to use science to prove that blacks were being targeted by police. “I decided that I was going to collect a bunch of data and try to understand what really is going on when it comes to racial differences in police use of force.”

He and his researchers turned their attention to 1,332 police shootings in Houston, Dallas, Orlando, Los Angeles, Jacksonville, and four other Florida counties from 2000 to 2015. The result? In cases where they had not been attacked, officers more frequently opened fire on white suspects than their black counterparts. In cases where they were attacked, officers were 20% less likely to shoot black suspects.

Overall, there was nothing to indicate that police were more likely to shoot black suspects than white suspects.

IS HILLARY GUILTY?


Bill Whittle skewers Hellary.  But he's right - she doesn't care.  She and the Dems have The People pegged. But - and I'm opining here - it's worse than you think.

Rome fell, not because of the Visigoths, but because the corruption of the Roman government became so apparent, so clear, that the average Roman finally understood Rome - as they knew it and envisioned it - was gone... and therefore not worth defending any more.  I think, in light of the Cloward-Piven strategy, the openly-stated desire of Barackus' mentor Bill Ayers to see America fall, the openly-stated desire of Barackus' owner, George Soros, to destroy America... that they are rubbing our noses in this to make this happen again.  They WANT to see America fall, and the best way to do that is to make Americans no longer believe in America.

They've infested our schools for decades, cranking out generation after generation of indoctrinated precious snowflakes.  They've metastasized into the media, controlling the information flow - and therefore controlling what we believe about the world.  They invaded and conquered the judiciary.  And they have done this with a "Master Plan", formulated in back rooms and secret meetings, and have done so with malice aforethought and clear intent.

This is part of a decades-long plan.  It will not be undone easily.  I suspect, and I deeply regret having to say this, that it will take actual bloodshed on a large scale to have a prayer of reversing it.

G-d help us all.

--David

White House Watch: Trump 44%, Clinton 37%

White House Watch - 07-14-16


As we thought, the BLM fiasco only helps Trump. :)

Just days before the Republican National Convention is expected to formally nominate him for president, Donald Trump has taken his largest lead yet over Hillary Clinton.

The latest Rasmussen Reports weekly White House Watch survey of Likely U.S. Voters finds Trump with 44% support to Clinton’s 37%. Thirteen percent (13%) favor some other candidate, and six percent (6%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

This is the third week in a row that Trump has held the lead, although last week he was ahead by a statistically insignificant 42% to 40%. This week’s findings represent Trump’s highest level of support in surveys since last October and show Clinton continuing to lose ground.

More @ Rasmussen

Calais: Thousands of refugees to be made homeless as mayor pledges to destroy entire camp

Via Billy


Thousands of refugees living in the so-called Calais 'Jungle' will soon lose their makeshift homes as the northern half of the camp is set to be demolished.

Calais mayor Natacha Bouchart told journalists on Monday that the remaining half of the camp would soon be dismantled, though no date has yet been given.

"We can't wait any longer, we need to know as soon as possible when and how the Jungle will be torn down," she said.

"It is absolutely urgent for this town, its people and its businesses."

Bikers for Trump to Patrol Cleveland During RNC Convention; ‘Vets Are Our Backbone’

Via Billy

The fact of the matter is we have become a nation of slaves… Now more than ever we need to come together as a nation and stand against tyranny and corruption. We need to stand against paid thugs and show them that things are done differently in America. If we don’t stand now, in Cleveland we are giving it to the third world thugs and will never get it back. We will soon be like every other cesspool of socialism or communism that these people are coming from and the things that we are so addicted to, that kept us from standing up will be gone and we will be powerless, living life the way we are told to live it. Our lives will be worthless and meaningless.

 We will fight, or we will comply. Everybody talks a good game. Everybody gets pissed off and pounds their chest. But very few people ever show up to fight. Like I said, the opposition wants it more than we do. Otherwise we would show up. Nothing could stop us. I am only one man. I can’t do much by myself, and I can’t afford to go. But I will be there.If we succeed in Cleveland, dealing with Hillary will be easy. If we lose in Cleveland you might as well get used to the smell of her ass, because you will be kissing it to survive. We have an opportunity to stand for freedom.What are we going to do.

Article with videos @ Breitbart

Through European Eyes

 Trent

This essay was originally published in Southern Partisan Magazine, 1985.

A priceless magazine that is unfortunately, no longer published.  Such a shame.


   Southern Partisan Magazine

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Historians have long misinterpreted the responses of Europeans to the events of the American War Between the States. One of the earli­est cases in point was Karl Marx, who considered himself a scientific historian and a knowledgeable commentator on the great American Crisis. Writing on December 12, 1862, about the Emancipation Proclamation, Marx praised Lincoln’s capacity to “accomplish the most significant things in the least conspicuous way possible.” Marx was convinced that Lincoln would win the hearts and minds of the European working class by making a morally compelling case for the Union. However snidely English newspapers treated Lincoln’s rustic manners, Marx was convinced that European workers and progres­sives would rally to support the Great Emancipator.

Marx’s view of Lincoln is puzzling for at least two reasons. One, Marx claimed to be an historical materialist who saw ideas as deriv­ative from economic circumstances. Yet, in the matter of refounding the American regime, he had faith in the power of Lincoln’s hidden moral vision to touch everywhere proletariat souls. This would oc­cur, or so Marx believed, despite the military-strategic purpose of the Proclamation and despite the resentment of millworkers in Lan­cashire and in other English industrial centers left jobless because of the Northern blockade of the cotton-producing South.