Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
So What If Your Country Fave Has Confederate Flags? If They Don't Like It They Can Go Listen To Some Rap. Virginia's Woke East University
FEBRUARY 20, 2021
** Fort Monroe named Site of Memory associated with UNESCO Slave Route Project. (Virginia. Real Civil War history. Not the revisionist college professor stuff they're trying to ram down our throats.)
FEBRUARY 21, 2021
** The future of Confederate monuments. (These are the ones at National Park Service parks. The editorial was in favor of removing them. Hopefully not.)
** Luke Combs shares ways to honor southern heritage without a Confederate flag. (Pretty lame way. He has come under fire for being seen around Confederate flags. He should just tell detractors where to go.)
** Luke Combs' Confederate flag apology sparks discourse among country fans. (There have not been many black country music artists, just like there have not been many white rap, soul urban artists. However, watching all the black country artists performing on CMT, I'm beginning to wonder. But country does have the late great Charley Pride and Darius Rucker.)
** University buildings in Virginia once named after Confederates now honour African Americans. (James Madison University. Why must all renamings be for Blacks? Aren't there any whites who deserve names on buildings? From the Washington Post -- and we know where they stand on these issues. The Post points out that the school is named for the country's 4th president who also owned you-know-what. Guess what the Post would like to happen? Welcome Woke University East or the Harriett Tubman University.)
A serial review of books numbering the States after a dissolution of the Union.
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard; ISBN: 978-0-14-312202-9, Penguin, September 25, 2012, 384 pages.
American Nations is simply the most brilliant book I have ever read on American history. Almost every page is compact with some idea that overthrows “what every schoolboy knows,” and like every original and seminal book, it flows from a single powerful idea – in Woodard’s case, the idea that an American Union never existed. There are no “mystic chords of memory” swelling the chorus of Union except in the bombast of Lincoln’s rhetoric; there is no happily jiggered tumult of democracy pace Howard Zinn, where everyone eventually votes to slice off his chunk of the commonwealth; there is no “melting pot”; no “American exceptionalism”; no “propositional nation.” Woodard states at the outset:
There isn’t and never has been one America, but rather several Americas. (p2)]]
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The C.E.O. has reportedly thanked Dominion voting systems for bringing the upcoming defamation lawsuit against him."Discovery"
An upcoming book from Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow, Breaking the News: Exposing the Establishment Media’s Hidden Deals and Secret Corruption, has rocketed into the top ten best sellers on Amazon mere hours after its announcement.
The investigative work, which blows the lid off the corruption and deception of the corporate media class, generated significant buzz, breaking the top ten in best sellers in Amazon’s books category mere hours after Threshold Editions announced its May release. As of this publication, Breaking the News ranked #6 in Amazon’s books category and #4 in Amazon’s Best Sellers in Politics & Social Sciences.
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Several former “America First” officials are considering bids for political office, as former President Trump will soon begin screening 2022 midterm candidates who are eager to forward MAGA policies.
Formal meetings with prospects could begin as early as March, according to Breitbart News.
Among those eying a run are Cliff Sims, the former deputy at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI); former Ambassador to Slovenia Lynda Blanchard, a top Trump donor; former Acting Director of National Intelligence Ric Grenell; former White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders; former campaign adviser Katrina Pierson; and former White House aide Max Miller.
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"Justice [Clarence] Thomas makes the point [in his dissent that] this is going to happen again – and with H.R. 1 on the plate … this signals that the court is not willing to do anything. [H.R. 1 is a] horrible, horrible takeover of the election system by the feds, controlled then by the leftist government that you're watching taking more and more power day by day. It's coming up probably this week for a vote; something has to stop them."
"[I suspect] Justice [John] Roberts and others on that court are really afraid that the Democrats are going to expand the court and they will lose their power – and this is their way of saying [to the Democrats] 'You don't need to [do that]'. Because why would they expand it [if] they have the court they need? They have this wonderful court that rules in their favor. And now with Amy Coney Barrett, [Brett] Kavanaugh, [Chief Justice] Roberts already are ruling with the liberal justices, why would you expand the court?"
Sandy Rios, director of governmental affairs
American Family Association
Justice Clarence Thomas called the cases an "ideal opportunity" to address an important question whether state lawmakers or state courts get the last word about the manner in which federal elections are carried out. And he called it "befuddling" and "inexplicable" that his colleagues were declining to weigh in."We failed to settle this dispute before the election, and thus provide clear rules. Now we again fail to provide clear rules for future elections. The decision to leave election law hidden beneath a shroud of doubt is baffling. By doing nothing, we invite further confusion and erosion of voter confidence," he wrote
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected a handful of cases related to the 2020 election, including disputes from Pennsylvania that had deeply divided the justices just before the election.
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The Thirty Tyrants: The deal that the American elite chose to make with China has a precedent in the history of Athens and Sparta
Via sw44magnummanvia The Feral Irishman
What seems clear is that Biden’s inauguration marks the hegemony of an American oligarchy that sees its relationship with China as a shield and sword against their own countrymen. Like Athens’ Thirty Tyrants, they are not simply contemptuous of a political system that recognizes the natural rights of all its citizens that are endowed by our creator; they despise in particular the notion that those they rule have the same rights they do.
In three options for how a conquering power might best treat those it has defeated in war. The first is to ruin them; the second is to rule directly; the third is to create “therein a state of the few which might keep it friendly to you.”
The example Machiavelli gives of the last is the friendly government Sparta established in Athens upon defeating it after 27 years of war in 404 BCE. For the upper caste of an Athenian elite already contemptuous of democracy, the city’s defeat in the Peloponnesian War confirmed that Sparta’s system was preferable. It was a high-spirited military aristocracy ruling over a permanent servant class, the helots, who were periodically slaughtered to condition them to accept their subhuman status. Athenian democracy by contrast gave too much power to the low-born. The pro-Sparta oligarchy used their patrons’ victory to undo the rights of citizens, and settle scores with their domestic rivals, exiling and executing them and confiscating their wealth.
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Emplacements for air and coastal defence systems installed on most of its bases in the disputed archipelago to ‘ensure it can strike Chinese facilities’
Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative says the most significant upgrades in the past two years have been at West Reef and Sin Cowe Island
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