Thursday, November 18, 2021
The Independent Man
It Wasn’t About Slavery, Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War by Samuel W. Mitcham, Jr. – Part Four of Ten
South Carolina will preserve its sovereignty or be buried beneath it. ---Senator Robert Young Hayne, 1832
The real causes of dissatisfaction in the South with the North, are in the unjust taxation and expenditure of taxes . . . and in the revolution the North has effected in this government, from a confederated republic, to a national sectional despotism.---Charleston Mercury editorial, November 8, 1860.
[Publisher's Note, by Gene Kizer, Jr. : The above excerpt from the Charleston Mercury is the primary reason for the War Between the States. It is ignored by many "historians," academia and the news media, because they are not only ignorant of Southern history, a large number of them are corrupt. This is unquestionably due to the politicization of history that began in the 1960s.
More @ Athenaeum
Lauren Boebert Goes Scorched Earth On Dems: “The Jihad Squad member from MN” and Rep. Eric Swalwell For “Sleeping with (Chinese Spy Fang-Fang) the enemy!” [VIDEO]
Since Pelosi wants to talk about the inappropriate actions of members, shall we… pic.twitter.com/0AsmdtmZc0— Rep. Lauren Boebert (@RepBoebert) November 17, 2021
REAL LIFE MEDICAL MURDER: HUSBAND BEING KILLED, DENIED, REQUESTED TREATMENT
Preemptive Censorship: Chase-owned WePay denies service to event featuring Donald Trump Jr.
The PAC's Founder and Co-host Paul Curtman shared the notice he received, where the processor said any pending payments would be canceled. The notice referenced the "illegal" section of the terms and explicitly said:
"Per our terms of service, we are unable to process for hate, violence, racial intolerance, terrorism, the financial exploitation of a crime, or items or activities that encourage, promote, facilitate, or instruct others regarding the same.”
Piles of Bricks Randomly Start Appearing Around Kenosha…
“There are already calls of suspicious activity coming through the police scanner.— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 17, 2021
Between 12 and 1 PM EST earlier today, a Kenosha officer checked a local alley way and verified there are "bricks everywhere." The audio begins here at the 1:11 mark.” https://t.co/u1vvxl8CdI
Huge piles of bricks are starting to appear around Kenosha.
These aren’t for construction sites.
Not only is there no evidence of construction around, but the bricks are being left in alleys and “sketchy” areas.
More @ WLT
Vietnam police summon noodle seller after 'Salt Bae' parody video
Via Hien Nguyen
Police in Vietnam have summoned a beef noodle seller who filmed himself imitating Nusret Gokce, or "Salt Bae", days after a top Vietnamese official was caught on camera eating gold-encrusted steak at the Turkish celebrity chef's London restaurant.
Bui Tuan Lam, 38, from the central city of Danang, said his intention in making the video, which shows him ceremoniously slicing boiled beef and flamboyantly sprinkling green onions into a bowl of noodle soup, was not to mock any particular individual.
"The video I made was for fun and for advertising my beef noodle shop. More customers have been coming since I posted it," said Lam, who added it was not clear if the police summons was because of his video.
More @ Reuters
A New Civil (sic) War?
By 1860 our country was so hopelessly divided that it broke up, and only by force was it kept unified. While the North and South had profound political, economic, and moral differences, institutional slavery being paramount, the two halves had a great deal in common, so much so that after the bloodletting and rage subsided, we were able to come back together, let bygones be bygones, and live together in mutual respect. More or less.
I’ll join any condemnation of Union atrocities and will not sit quietly while revisionists paint the Union army as an avenging angel doing God’s work trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath were stored i.e. the South. The conduct of too many Union generals and soldiers was vile. But, in fairness, it was war after all, and our resistance to the invasion so tenacious that the North ultimately chose to wage total war to win it.
But one thing I can say about the bluecoats was that they were not trying to overthrow a common sense understanding of human nature. They were not seeking the removal of God from public discourse, the establishment of the welfare state, sexual liberation, abortion, so-called gay marriage, or the feminisation of the military. While we had profound differences, we shared the same core values.
The unity that was established after that war by and large remains between the Old North and the Old South throughout America’s Town & Country country. The new geographic division is between America’s mega-cities and this same Town & Country.
But vastly more ominous is the contest between two worldviews, secular and Christian, which has resulted in the elimination of virtually all common ground.
My question is, how can any form of government umbrella two such hopelessly irreconcilable worldviews as well as this new geographic division between Town & Country and Mega-City?
It would seem to me that a return to the original federalism where the states can once again challenge the federal government is the only way to keep two disparate peoples at least nominally united under the same constitution. That is, under a federal system California could become a socialist utopia and Tennessee could remain backwards but at least litter free. But our constitution does not address the new elephant in the room. What is to keep Nashville from doing to Tennessee what Chicago has done to Illinois and what New York City long ago did to the state of New York?
It is said that the ancient Roman Republic finally collapsed in part because the constitution that it had developed in its early years and that had guided it so brilliantly for so long, ultimately wasn’t able to stand the strain of Rome’s extraordinary success. Another factor was the inevitability of changing times that the founders of that republic could simply not have imagined much less accounted for.
Today in our country, time and changing circumstances have produced massive societal forces that are at loggerheads.
A return to federalism could relieve the tension between the states. As to the rising tension between some of the states and their respective Mega-Cities, I agree with those suggesting a constitutional change that allows for the existence of semi-autonomous city states. Just something to think about.
I can hear the people of Illinois cheering the idea.