Sunday, September 2, 2018

John Wayne In Saigon

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McCain and the POW Cover-Up

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The 'war hero' candidate buried information about POWs left behind in Vietnam

Sydney H. Schanberg won the Pulitzer Prize in 1975 for international reporting “at great risk” from Vietnam and Cambodia. After the war he served as city editor of the New York Times. The Academy Award-winning film “The Killing Fields” was based on his book “The Death and Life of Dith Pran.” Schanberg was a journalist for 50 years.  

This is an expanded version of a story that appeared in the Oct. 6, 2008, issue of The Nation. Research support was provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.

By Sydney H. Schanberg

John McCain, who has risen to political prominence on his image as a Vietnam POW war hero, has, inexplicably, worked very hard to hide from the public stunning information about American prisoners in Vietnam who, unlike him, didn’t return home. Throughout his Senate career, McCain has quietly sponsored and pushed into federal law a set of prohibitions that keep the most revealing information about these men buried as classified documents. Thus the war hero who people would logically imagine as a determined crusader for the interests of POWs and their families became instead the strange champion of hiding the evidence and closing the books.

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John McCain's Bitter Exit

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John McCain's Bitter Exit
What McCain did is one of the starkest examples of why Americans voted for Donald Trump. President Trump doesn’t sugar-coat his message, he doesn’t say things that sound nice but have nothing behind it. He’s blunt, he’s sincere in his shared anger and frustration of most Americans and once in office, his actions have matched his words. With Trump, what you see is what you get. There is no fake image, he isn’t selling a message that he isn’t prepared to back up. He’s not going to be politically correct nor is he going to follow the “rules” of “the swamp.”


As we watch the funeral and memorial events honoring Senator John McCain, one thing enormously clear is that John McCain wanted to send a powerful message to America - one final word - as he left this earth. But is the message America received the one McCain intended?

McCain’s memorial remembrances were filled with themes of unity, inclusion, and compromise. They stressed how McCain was someone who could reach across the aisle, find consensus, and put differences aside to bring people together for the greater good.

It’s too bad McCain’s final actions contradicted that message.

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Theresa May Rejects Second EU Referendum


I pledge my absolute and total support to Leave Means Leave and will go back on the road to campaign. Over the last few months, scores of people have stopped me in the street to ask: “When are you coming back?” Well now you have your answer: I’m back

Remarks come as blow to establishment 'Remain' campaign 


British Prime Minister Theresa May has rejected calls for a second referendum on Britain’s ties to the European Union, saying to do so would betray the trust of millions of citizens who voted in 2016.

“In many cases for the first time in decades, they trusted that their vote would count; that after years of feeling ignored by politics, their voices would be heard,” May wrote in the Sunday Telegraph Saturday.

“To ask the question all over again would be a gross betrayal of our democracy – and a betrayal of that trust.”

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A Northern General’s View of Negro Suffrage

As the Republican party completed its thorough bludgeoning of the South in early 1865, the realization of postwar politics and establishing Republican hegemony over the country for a long period became a primary consideration. With the South eventually returning to national politics, the question of Negro suffrage and ensuring they would always vote Republican became paramount. But there were also those in the Republican party who favored separation of the races, like Major-General Jacob D. Cox, who led a division under Sherman at Atlanta, and under Schofield at Fort Fisher – the latter where he observed Northern white and black troops interacting.
Bernhard Thuersam,  The Great American Political Divide

A Northern General’s View of Negro Suffrage

“Jacob D. Cox entered the Reconstruction debate in his role as the Republican candidate for the governor of Ohio. On the surface, the question of federal policy toward the freedmen was of little relevance to the Ohio gubernatorial campaign, since that office had no jurisdiction over the question.

However, in 1865 no politician, at whatever level he operated, could ignore Reconstruction. Federal officeholders would use the State campaigns of 1865 to gauge public opinion on this issue. Moreover, the Ohio Unionist party reflected the divisions of the national party over the question of Negro suffrage; antislavery men from the Western Reserve advocated it, southern Ohio Unionists opposed it, and the majority of the party’s 1865 convention delegates wished to take no immediate position.

Although the party platform ignored the question, many members, especially the anti-slavery Republicans, insisted that Cox define his position concerning the status of the freedmen.

Cox announced his plan reluctantly . . . [and] Disagreeing with the call for immediate Negro suffrage coming from Western Reserve Republicans, the candidate claimed that declarations by State parties and nominees would be premature and would make more difficult President [Andrew] Johnson’s task.

Decisive pressure came, however, from the seat of Ohio antislavery sentiment and Cox’s alma mater, Oberlin College. [Cox’s reply was the eight-page] Oberlin Letter — an antislavery call for the separation of blacks and whites. Knowing that his more radical friends would accuse him of racism, Cox began by asserting his commitment to certain principles held by antislavery men.

“The public faith is pledged to every person of color in the rebel states, to secure to them and to their posterity forever, a complete and veritable freedom. The system of slavery must be abolished and prohibited by paramount and irreversible law. Throughout the rebel states there must be, in the words of Webster “impressed upon the soil itself an inability to bear up any but free men.” The systems of the states must be truly republican.”

To Cox, however, “the effect of the war has not been simply to “embitter” their [the two races] relations, but to develop a rooted antagonism which makes their permanent fusion into one political community an absolute impossibility.” The granting of equal political rights to freedmen would only hasten the onset of a race war.

This would occur, Cox argued, because the unique historical position of black Americans, coupled with their distinct physical appearance, made amalgamation impossible. Southern whites, unwilling to operate on a basis of equality with blacks, would combine to keep them powerless, either by law . . . or through violence. Recognizing the incongruity between the democratic promise of America and his restricted position, the black man would resist. In the ensuing contest, he could not win.

Cox’s contact with white Northern soldiers convinced him that white troops would side with white Southerners and the Northern population would acquiesce in the eventual extinction of the colored minority. America’s republican institutions had met in Southern racial antagonism an insurmountable obstacle.

Claiming a commitment to the freedom and prosperity of the freedmen, but believing racial divisions incurable, Cox advocated separation.”

(The Cox Plan of Reconstruction: A Case Study in Ideology and Race Relations. Wilbert H. Ahern, Civil War History, A Journal of the Middle Period, John T. Hubbell, editor, Kent State University Press, Vol. XVI, No. IV, December 1970, excerpts pp. 294-296.

PATCON XIV Speaker: Team Liberty and A Recurrence to Rebellion

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As 'Team Liberty' prepares for an uncertain future, it may be helpful to to recall the words of our various State's founding generation, whose names persist to this day as places and institutions; and the deeds of men for whom only the monument, song and poem, remain. Words such as, "a frequent recurrence to fundamental principles is absolutely necessary to preserve the blessings of liberty", are part of the fabric of North Carolina's foundation, in company with 15 other states. The 'fundamental principle' part is crucial to understanding the traits that constitute the weave that binds us together as a greater nation. Fundamentals such as a shared and common recognition of the Spiritual as the glue that binds, or the written guarantee of a free, or republican form of government; and that government is the servant or tool of the people. Unalienable rights, and 'shall not be infringed', along with, 'watering the tree of Liberty' stand as reminders that attendance to maintenance, or frequent 'recurrence' must be not be forgotten. And when government becomes destructive of the people's end, the people have every right, and indeed, duty, to alter or abolish it.

Is a recurrence to rebellion necessary? Under North Carolina's 1868 and 1971 constitutions, secession is forbidden, so the state is unlikely to engage in one. The General Assemblies and County Courthouses are beholden to their federal masters for daily porridge, and will not bite that hand. What of the People? One form of rebellion available to the people is withdrawal of consent. The degree of withdrawal is up to the individual and the family unit. Witness the rise in homeschooling, the increase in firearm ownership, or the steady decline in consumption of the products of traditional media outlets. Large numbers are executing or planning strategic withdrawals from urban cesspools to safer rural locations. Saying 'no' becomes easier when others are doing it.

Will a 2nd Amendment remedy be necessary? Only if our 1st amendment exercise falters. More voices are needed, and with frequent and lively application. Speaker's Corners need to be established and sanctified for posterity...Silent Sam's place on the campus of UNC-Chapel Hill should be designated a speaker's corner, and the Tommy Robinson's of North Carolina should be a constant, daytime presence. Even if the exercise of 2nd amendment principles occurs, speech and the use of words will be needed as a brake on excess.

We are 151 years into the persistent heresy of nationalized American citizenship, as a continuing consequence of the Reconstruction Acts of 1867 & 68. 151 years of perpetual warfare, often in places where there should be no American interest. Breaking this long record of the abuse of all the States and their people, should be a primary end goal of team Liberty. A recurrence to fundamental principles needs to be happening, now!

There was a time in the not-too-distant past, when horse thieves, murderers, rapists, and traitors would be subject to the hang-man's noose. A recurrence of that idea may be appropriate in our age. One old, but very neat idea from 1618 Prague, involved tossing some bum politicians out a third story window, giving us the word, 'defenestration'. We are at that unique place time where defenestration should become part of the American lexicon.

A recurrence to Rebellion, indeed!

--Philip Van Horn

Van Horn will speak about, 'Fundamental Principles and the Need for Frequent Recurrence', Pat Con 14, on October 6, 2018. " My speech, though not exactly written out, will enumerate say, the top ten fundamental principles, and why exercising them is the best way to reclaim and maintain them going forward. I will personalize it, and speak from the heart, and trust that the Holy Spirit will guide my final preps. I will invoke God's law, Common and Natural law, but those could be topics unto themselves."

Northern Science and Racial Inferiority


Northern society before the war was decidedly segregationist, as opposed to an integrated Southern society where blacks were found in daily interaction with whites, including in churches. Noteworthy is Frederick Douglass, in his “Douglass Monthly” of February 1862, writing that “there is not perhaps anywhere to be found a city in which prejudice against color is more rampant than Philadelphia.” Additionally, the Republican Party of Lincoln was anti-slavery in respect to confining black people within the Southern States, and forbidding emigration into the territories where European immigrants were settling, and Northeastern business interests were profiting. The immigrants wanted no cheap labor to compete against — and Jim Crow laws originated in the North.

It is also not difficult to see the direct line from Northern anthropometrics to the later eugenics programs which sterilized poor and disabled people determined to be unproductive in society.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Northern Science and Racial Inferiority

“The Civil War in America stands as a watershed in nineteenth-century anthropometric developments. The body measurements collected during the war years marked the culmination of efforts to measure the various “races” or “species” of man and derive a semblance of understanding as to specific race types.

Both the Provost Marshal General’s Bureau and the United States Sanitary Commission, a semi-official organization made up of “predominantly upper class . . . patrician elements which had been vainly seeking a function in American society” during the Civil War, became the pioneer forces in the wide scale measurement of the soldier during the war years.

The war marks a watershed . . . because nearly all subsequent nineteenth-century institutionalized attitudes of racial inferiority focused on the war anthropometry as a basis for their belief. Ironically, the war which freed the slave also helped to justify racial attitudes of nineteenth-century society.

[A situation] which became extremely important to the anthropometric section of the Sanitary Commission, grew out of the July 17, 1862, Congressional authorization for Lincoln “to employ as many persons of African descent as he may deem necessary and proper for the suppression of the Rebellion.” The Act permitted Lincoln to use the Negroes in “any military or naval service that they may be found competent.” Eventually over 180,000 Negroes were inducted into the Federal service.

The instruments used by the Commission – andrometer, spirometer, dynamometer, facial angle, platform balance, and measuring tape – were intended to include “the most important physical dimensions and personal characteristics.”

During the second phase of examination, which lasted to the end of the war, a staff of twelve examiners drew statistics from 15,900 [soldiers and prisoners] . . . The examination of Indians, mostly Iroquois, was made while they were held for a time as prisoners of war near Rock Island, Illinois.

Those [doctors] who did offer remarks gave surprisingly similar conclusions [about Negro recruits]. The Negro in America, because of his contact with higher civilization, had lost most of his “grosser peculiarities.” This factor, along with his good physical endowment, made him a capable soldier. Though a good soldier, and perhaps a good citizen, wrote Dr. E.S. Barrows of Iowa, the Negro “never can be as well qualified as he who by nature possesses greater physical perfection and greater mental endowments.”

(Civil War Anthropometry: The Making of a Racial Ideology; John S. Haller, Civil War History, A Journal of the Middle Period, John T. Hubbell, editor, Kent State University Press, Vol. XVI, No. IV, December 1970, excerpts pp. 309.

My Saigon 1969, Certainly Not The One Today. :):(

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Thirteen Little Sovereign States

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As the last sentences of the passage below relates, the war of 1861-1865 was the end of numerous struggles between the States and the central government they had established. The “indivisible” came into being through sheer military force and multiple violations of a constitution the sixteenth president was sworn to uphold. That president was aided by several “jealous and suspicious” States, who provided troops to conquer other States.
Bernhard Thuersam,   The Great American Political Divide

Thirteen Little Sovereign States

“The Second Continental Congress, which approved the Declaration of Independence, was not a legislative body but a convention selected to propose measures for meeting the crisis with the mother country. This Congress had not contemplated a formal break with Great Britain when it had first met on May 10, 17775, three weeks after the Massachusetts militia had engaged in a skirmish with the British at Lexington and Concord.

A civil war had started, but the Congress was still hopeful of wringing concessions from Great Britain and patching up the disputes. Nevertheless this Congress decided that the militia at Lexington had acted in the interest of all, and Congress gave its approval by supporting George Washington, commander in chief of the forces defending the rights of the colonies.

The Second Continental Congress represented primarily a party, the Whigs, who opposed the encroachments of King George III and his Tory party. Many citizens of the colonies at this stage, perhaps the majority, still regarded themselves as loyal to the king. Only gradually during the year which followed the fighting at Lexington did the American Whigs win enough support to bring about a complete break with Great Britain.

When a delegate from Virginia introduced a resolution into the Continental Congress which led to the Declaration of Independence, he declared that the “colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent states.”

This is precisely what they became after the signing of the Declaration: in effect, thirteen little sovereign states, often jealous and suspicious of each other, frequently opposed to each other by conflicting interests.

The relation of the individual States to the central government to be established was a critical problem, not completely resolved until the fratricidal civil war of 1861-1865. Only after that struggle could the United States claim to be one nation, indivisible. In 1776 each new-fledged State was self-consciously aware of its independent sovereignty and determined to maintain its autonomy.”

(Tribulations of a New Nation, Louis B. Wright; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. 82, No. 2, April 1974, William M.E. Rachal, editor, excerpts pp. 134-135)

68% of Voters: Illegal Immigration ‘Major Problem,’ Feds Not Doing Enough

A young Mexican helps a compatriot to climb the metal wall that divides the border between Mexico and the United States to cross illegally to Sunland Park, from Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico on April 6, 2018. US President Donald Trump on April 5, 2018 said he would send thousands …

A Rasmussen Reports poll shows a majority of American voters — 68 percent — believe that illegal immigration is a “major problem” and that the federal government is not doing enough to fix it.

The poll also shows that 43 percent of voters consider illegal immigration to be a “very serious” problem.

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If Cody Wilson Won’t Be Allowed To Give Files Away, He’ll Just Sell Them

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Cody Wilson.

There’s been this rampant fear over Defense Distributed’s Cody Wilson and his desire to give away 3-D printer files that allow people to make firearm parts and, in one case, a full firearm. They have freaked out and screamed and gotten the courts involved. They’re terrified at the idea of people being able to hop on the internet and download files that may allow them to build a firearm without the government’s permission.

The fact that people have been doing just that for years is completely irrelevant, apparently.

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Fox’s Jeanine Pirro: Trump was 'framed'

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro said Sunday that she believes various forces in Washington have conspired to “frame” President Trump and bog down his administration with scandal and controversy.
“Nobody is looking at the corruption. It’s all one-sided, the corruption on the part of the Democrats," Pirro told radio host John Catsimatidis in an interview on AM 970 New York. "This president was framed. It’s that simple.”

“I’ve been in law enforcement for over three decades. This guy was framed," Pirro continued. "The crisscrossing and the incestuous nature of our government in an attempt to prevent the outsider president that we wanted from getting elected is frightening.”

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