Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Anti-Slavery agitation in the North was the only thing that had prevented the passage of a law in the Southern States for gradual emancipation

 Confederate States of America Statue of Jefferson Davis at "Beauvoir" with his son Joe and adopted black son Jim Limber.:
Confederate States of America Statue of Jefferson Davis at "Beauvoir" with his son Joe and adopted black son Jim Limber. 

Abolitionist agitation over the presence of African slavery in the South created the crisis of the Union, and clearly the South only wanted the provisions of the United States Constitution enforced. It should be added that not once was a practical and reasonable scheme of compensated emancipation advanced by abolition societies — only war and destruction satisfied their moral indignation
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Those Who Would Dissolve the Union

“Mr. Randolph thought and expressed the opinion to Mr. [James] Buchanan, that the Anti-Slavery agitation in the North was the only thing that had prevented the passage of a law in the Southern States for gradual emancipation [of slaves].

When the agitation was fairly inaugurated the legitimate uses of the Post-office Department were perverted from their end by packing the mails full of incendiary documents urging our slaves to servile insurrections. General [Andrew] Jackson, on December 2, 1835, recommended that a penalty should be attached to the dissemination of these documents. A bill to restrict the circulation of incendiary matter was introduced and defeated June 8th, by 19 to 25 votes. Not a single New England senator voted for General Jackson’s measure.

From the [Northern] State legislatures, the press, the county meetings, the pulpit, the different societies, no matter what their object, the lecturers, and above all the abolitionists, came this downpour of petitions . . . and those who stood behind this mass of misinterpretation and invective presented it with insulting epithets and groundless accusations.

The petitions prayed for the dissolution of the Union, reviled it as a compact with hell, and left nothing unsaid which could insult a patriotic, law-abiding, humane gentleman from the South.

Daily the Southern men were called on to suspend the legislation of Congress needful to carry on the business of the country, in order to hear themselves insulted by petitions reviling them and their institutions.  The legislatures of several [Northern] States prohibited the rendition of fugitive slaves, and the master who demanded his [reciprocal] rights in these States risked his life doing so.

In this state of excitement the Thirty-First Congress met, to deliberate on the needs of the country; but instead, one party fulminated curses and abuse, and the other, under a sense of insult, repelled it with indignation; indeed, the Southern leaders came at last to the conclusion that no people on earth were so alien to them at heart as those who wielded unlawful weapons against them, under the same flag and the same Constitution.

The country was full of English emissaries sent out be the committees of Exeter Hall, who, knowing nothing of either the free men of the South or their slaves, were hired to break up the public peace and amity by those who forgot that their miners and their ten-year old white slaves, harnessed to the coal carts in the depths of the earth, had not excited their attention or appealed so earnestly to their sympathies as did the comfortable Negroes of the South, whose children at that age were as free as air.”

(Jefferson Davis, A Memoir By His Wife Varina Davis, Volume I, N&A Publishing, 1990, pp. 419-422)

Confirmed Prejudices and Opinions Up North

The emancipation issue promoted by Lincoln’s Republican Party caused a predictable rupture within its ranks, and revealed the true extent of party concern for the African race. The Massachusetts governor mentioned below wanted no black men in his “strange land and climate,” but accepted them as military substitutes for the white men of his State.  The great fear persisted in the North that freed black men would migrate there in search of work and compete with white workers.
Bernhard Thuersam,    The Great American Political Divide

Confirmed Prejudices and Opinions Up North

“The threat of a black “invasion” (or “Africanization”) of the North was a dominant theme in anti-emancipationist rhetoric. Politicians and editors predicted that three hundred thousand freedmen would “invade” Ohio alone, competing with white labor, filling up the poor houses and jails, and generally degrading society. In a June 1862 referendum, by a majority of more than two to one, Illinois voters endorsed a clause in a proposed State constitution that would exclude blacks from moving into the State.

This issue cut across party lines. Senator Lyman Trumbull of Illinois, a former Democrat, now a Unionist, explained “there is a very great aversion in the West – I know it is so in my State – against having free Negroes come among us. Our people want nothing to do with the Negroes.”

One Unionist editor told [Secretary of the Treasury] Salmon P. Chase that the best strategy was to declare that blacks “don’t want to come north and we don’t want them unless their coming will promote the conclusion of the war . . .” Chase himself, while a fervent advocate of emancipation, shared the common assumption that blacks were inherently unsuited to the colder northern climate.

“Let, therefore, the South be open to Negro emigration by emancipation along the Gulf,” he suggested, “and it is easy to see that the blacks of the North will slide southward, and leave no question to quarrel about as far as they are concerned.”

Chase was not the only radical in the Republican party who worried about the political consequences of the “Africanization” issue in the run-up to the fall 1862 elections. Even Governor John A. Andrew of Massachusetts, whose antislavery credentials had been amply demonstrated three years earlier when he had given tacit support of John Brown’s raid on Harper’s Ferry, became embroiled in the issue.

In September 1862, Major General John A. Dix wrote to the governors of three New England States asking them to accept into their States a group of two thousand ex-slaves who had sought refuge with the Union army. Governor Andrew responded with a strongly argued letter, soon leaked to the public, in which he explained that Massachusetts was, for blacks, “a strange land and climate” in which the newcomers would “be incapable of self-help – a course certain to demoralize them and endanger others.’ Such an event would be a handle to all traitors and to all persons evilly disposed.”

With timing that was appalling for the [Lincoln] administration, the black migration issue became a crisis in Illinois at about the same time the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation was issued. The army had been sending refugee slaves to the military headquarters at Cairo – the southernmost town in Illinois. Secretary of War Stanton issued an order allowing these freedmen to be dispersed throughout the State.

This appeared to violate the State’s “Negro Exclusion” law and which was certainly anathema to mainstream public opinion. One Republican wrote to Governor Richard Yates that “the scattering of those black throngs should not be allowed if it can be avoided. The view . . . here is that if the country should become full of them they may never be removed and with the confirmed prejudices and opinions of our people against the mingling of blacks among us we shall always have trouble.”

(No Party Now, Politics in the Civil War North, Adam I.P. Smith, Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 54-56)

The Party of Slave Insurrections

That John Brown was encouraged, armed and financed by wealthy Northern supporters, and the torrent of Northern sympathy that followed his hanging, convinced Southerners that there was no peaceful future with neighbors who would unleash race war upon them.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

The Party of Slave Insurrections

“Then John Brown, after raising a considerable sum of money in Boston and elsewhere and obtaining a supply of arms, on Sunday, October 16, 1859, started on his mission. With a force of seventeen whites and five negroes, he captured the arsenal at Harper’s Ferry, expecting the slaves to rise and begin the massacre of the white slaveholders. The military was able to prevent that, and Brown was tried and executed. Then, throughout the North, John Brown was said to have gone straight to heaven – a saint!

In the Senate, Stephen A. Douglas, pursuant to the Constitution, introduced a bill to punish those people who seek to incite slave insurrections. “Abraham Lincoln, in his speech at New York City, declared it was a seditious speech” – “his press and party hooted at it.” “It received their jeers and jibes.” (See page 663, Stephen’s Pictorial History).

Then came the election of President. The party of negro insurrections swept the Northern States. The people of the South had realized the possible results. With the people and the State governments of the North making a saint of a man who had planned and started to murder the slaveholders – the whites of the South – and the Northern States all going in favor of that party which protected those engaged in such plans, naturally there were in every Southern State those who thought it best to guard against such massacres by separating from those States where John Brown was deified.

When the news came that Lincoln was elected, the South Carolina Legislature, being in session, called a State Convention. When the Convention met, it withdrew from the Union. In its declaration it said: “Those States have encouraged and assisted thousands of our slaves to leave their homes; and those who remain have been incited by emissaries, books and pictures to servile insurrection. For twenty-five years this agitation has been steadily increasing, until now it has secured to its aid the power of the common government.”

[In late August 1862] . . . Lincoln thought that by threatening to free the negroes at the South he might help his prospects in the war. There were those [in Chicago] who deemed it a barbarity to start an insurrection of the negroes. The French paper at New York said: “Does the Government at Washington mean to say that, on January 1, it will call for a servile war to aid in the conquest of the South? And after the negroes have killed all the whites, the negroes themselves must be drowned in their own blood.”

Charles Sumner in his speech at Faneuil Hall said of Southern slaveholders: “When they rose against a paternal government, they set an example of insurrection. They cannot complain if their slaves, with better reason, follow it.” And so the North was for the insurrection! It was feared that the Government would not seek to prevent John Brown insurrections, and the better to guard against them, the cotton States withdrew from the Union.”

(A Southern View of the Invasion of the Southern States and War of 1861-65, Captain S.A. Ashes, Raleigh, NC, 1935, pp. 46-47)

Continuous Jihad for 1400 Years

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 Continuous Jihad for 1400 Years

Jihadists, Saints, and Protestant Reformers

Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam, was born in Mecca in 570. At age 40, he began to have visions and revelations that he was the last prophet of Allah in a line that descended from Abraham. His claims to be a prophet were fiercely opposed in Mecca, and he was only able to gather about 150 followers. In 622, two Arab tribes in Medina asked him to come there to arbitrate their differences. There were also three Jewish tribes there. Muhammad quickly became the leader of the Arabs in Medina. He also became a caravan raider and war lord and was recognized as the final Prophet of Allah whose revelations should be believed and obeyed.

Muhammad’s revelations were later compiled into the Koran, the authoritative “Scripture” of Islam. His sayings and the events of his life were later remembered and recorded in the Hadith(s) and Sira (biography) and revered as sound and authoritative Islamic doctrine (Sunna).

More @ The Tribune

U.S. Ranked 3rd Among Most Depressed Countries in the World

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SRINAGAR, INDIA - JANUARY 14:  Kashmiris wait to see a government psychiatrist at the Out Patient Department of the government run Psychiatric Hospital on January 14, 2008 in Srinagar, Kashmir. A board listing available drugs at subsidized rates is posted inside the hospital. Thousands of Kashmiris suffer from depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD following nearly two decades of a violent insurgency and military troop presence. International aid workers say Kashmir has one of the worst cases of chronic trauma on the planet. Figures of Kashmiri dead vary from 100,00 to 45,000 victims with an estimated 10,100 missing or disappeared. (Photo by Robert Nickelsberg/Getty Images)

The U.S. is one of the most depressed countries in the world, according to the World Health Organization.

In terms of quality years of life lost due to disability or death – a widely adopted public health metric that measures the overall burden of disease – the U.S. ranked third for unipolar depressive disorders, just after India and China.

India, China and the U.S. are also the countries most affected by anxiety, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, according to WHO.

Obama to DOUBLE the Number of Syrian and Other Muslim Refugees to 200K

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Europe is in complete meltdown. The French are thwarting Muslim terror “every single day.” The daily social fabric of European life is tenuous and frightening. And on September 20th, Obama plans to double the already dangerous number of Muslim migrants he is importing into this country.

So why is Obama importing hundreds of thousands of these invaders? What does he hope will happen? We know what will happen. So does he. Here is a glimpse to our future.

President Obama is widely expected to speak at an upcoming UN conference on refugees on Sept. 20th and announce a plan to DOUBLE the number of annual refugees accepted by the US from 100,000 to 200,000. Implied in that is a doubling of FUNDING in his budget for the upcoming fiscal year starting Oct. 1, 2016. He has been asked by a coalition of NGO’s who PROFIT from the refugee program to double the number of refugees.
Action request: Congressman Webster – please act to deny ALL funding for refugees for next year until a new administration is in place. Ensure there is no funding to double the inbound numbers of refugees to 200,000. I believe the refugee program is within either State or Commerce.

Call to Action: Alexandria City Council to Vote on Confederate Monument Proposal

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As we reported earlier, Alexandria's Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names has issued its final report to City Council.  From the City's website:

Final Report

The Ad Hoc Advisory Group on Confederate Memorials and Street Names, which was established by Alexandria City Council in September 2015, has submitted its final report.  The group issued recommendations on the four topics City Council directed it to consider, and concluded as follows:

 The Appomattox statute on South Washington Street should remain in place, with additional efforts made to add context to its story;

The name of Jefferson Davis Highway in the City of Alexandria should be changed;

Rather than a wholesale renaming of streets in the City named after Confederate figures, individual requests for new names should be considered by City Council if brought under existing processes; and  

No further action is needed with regard to a specific policy on flying of any flags on property owned or under the control of the City    

Why Democrats in Western Pennsylvania Are Voting Trump

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At a voter-registration event in Washington County, Democrats in the energy industry say the 2016 election is about preserving their way of life.

 Angela LeJohn is 49, has worked at a local energy company for nine years, and loves it. A registered Democrat, she never once voted for a Republican and never expected to entertain such a thought—not even in a local election—until this year.

“The short of it is that I am looking at this election through self-preservation,” she explained. “I love my job, I love that I only live three miles from work, I love that who I work for contributes to a stable life, and I love that my community is holding on because of the trickle effect Lee Supply Company’s impact has on the region.”

More @ Atlantic

Ford shifting all U.S. small-car production to Mexico

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Ford is shifting all North American small-car production from the U.S. to Mexico, CEO Mark Fields told investors today in Dearborn.

"Over the next two to three years, we will have migrated all of our small-car production to Mexico and out of the United States," Fields said.

The industry has known for decades that domestic manufacturers struggle to make a profit on small cars. Shifting their assembly to Mexico can reduce costs to a point. But some of these cars are over-engineered. New social media platform

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What is freedom of expression? Without the freedom to offend, it ceases to exist.
 — Salman Rushdie

Over 5,000 waiting in line. 

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Al-Qaeda calls American blacks to jihad

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The al Qaeda ploy of manipulating victimhood is stark in its call for blacks to join the mujahideen.

Such tactics bear a resemblance to those employed by Louis Farrakhan et al to keep their positions of power in exploiting victimhood, to ensure that blacks are kept oppressed in ghettos and blame whites for it, no matter how society evolves.

Long beyond the abolition of slavery, the establishment of a constitution to protect human and equal rights, and the increase in immigrants of every culture, Farrakhan et al drag the past into the present to manipulate white guilt and fuel black anger. For example, Farrakhan accused whites of persecuting blacks, pointing out that the Qur’an teaches that persecution is worse than slaughter (cf. Qur’an 2:191 and 2:217), thereby justifying the slaughter of the alleged persecutors. Farrakhan then called for a bloody race war when he stated that he was looking for “10,000 fearless men” to “rise up and kill those who kill us; stalk them and kill them and let them feel the pain of death that we are feeling!”

More @ Jihad Watch

New Guccifer 2.0 Leaks – PAY FOR PLAY – Top DNC Donors Were Awarded Federal Posts Following Donations

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On Tuesday night Guccifer 2.0 dropped 600MB worth of new “DNC Documents.”

The DNC released a statement bracing for the new batch of documents.


4Chan users put together a list of Top OFA and DNC Donors.

The top donors were awarded significant federal positions which is completely expected.

This was posted at Reddit:
The leaks are being explored over at 4chan. They found that top donors were awarded significant federal positions, which going by other Pay to Play comments is completely expected.

Here’s my updated list, starting with #1 (top donor) working their way down.
Starting to see the pattern?
1 Matthew Berzun … Ambassador to UK
2 Julius Genachowski … Former chairman to FCC
3 Frank Sanchez…. Under secretary of commerce
8 Kirk Wagner… Ambassador to Singapore
9 Alan Solomont … Ambassador to Spain
11 John Roos… Ambassador to Japan
12 Nicole Avant… Ambassador to Bahamas
13 Eileen Chamberlain Donahoe … Ambassador to the UN
16 Steve Westly – CFO of California
17 Don Beyer – Ambassador to Switzerland
21 Don Gips – Ambassador to South Africa
22 Howard Gutman – Ambassador to Belgium
24 Cynthia Stroum – Ambassador to Luxembourg
27 Mark Gilbert – Ambassador to New Zealand
31 Norm Eisen – Ambassador to Czech Republic
37 Bruce Oreck – Ambassador to Finland
43 Tony West – deputy Attorney General
45 Bill Kennard – Ambassador to EU

Don't Worry, Hillary Clinton Will Power Through :)

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Katie Couric Sued for $12 Million For Defamation In Anti-Gun Documentary

 Director Stephanie Soechtig and Producer/Yahoo!News Anchor Katie Couric were caught red-handed fabricating gun owner responses in the anti-gun propaganda film, Under the Gun.

Film producer Katie Couric and her director Stephanie Soechtig edited their anti-gun documentary Under the Gun in order to make a gun rights group in Virginia look as if they couldn’t answer a simple question.

They’re now facing a $12 million defamation lawsuit, according to documents provided to Bearing Arms.

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Trump surged to 17.6% of black voters & More

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Donald Trump surged to a 5 point lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton in the latest LA Times-USC Dornsife national poll.

46.7 to 42.0