Thursday, November 18, 2021

The Independent Man

Via Richard Ambrose 

Live Updates: Kyle Rittenhouse takes the stand at his trial for deadly Kenosha  protest shootings - Daily Post L.A.


"Notice how they’ll accept anything except a man who stands alone. They recognize him at once . . . . There’s a special, insidious kind of hatred for him. They forgive criminals. They admire dictators. Crime and violence are a tie. A form of mutual dependence. They need ties. They’ve got to force their miserable little personalities on every single person they meet. The independent man kills them—because they don’t exist within him and that’s the only form of existence they know. Notice the malignant kind of resentment against any idea that propounds independence. Notice the malice toward an independent man.”

The Nature of the Second-Hander
- Ayn Rand

Via Billy Georgia Flagger

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Since time immemorial, legend has whispered of a hero prepared by the ancients to defend liberty and shoot commie pedophiles in the name of butt-kicking freedom. Our generation has been blessed to witness this hero in action. His name is Kyle Rittenhouse. Here are a few absolute truths about the based legend:
1) Chuck Norris wears Kyle Rittenhouse pajamas: Rumors of a matching body pillow are unfounded.
2) His midichlorian count is off the chart- over 20,000: Not even Master Yoda has a midichlorian count that high.
3) Rittenhouse has never shed a tear, ever: Even while crying.
4) We stopped receiving transmissions from "Q" the moment he was taken into custody: Coincidence?
5) Standing downwind of Rittenhouse is guaranteed to cause testosterone poisoning: More “T” runs through his veins than is found in the entire Democratic party.
6) His AR-15 came directly from the forge of the god Vulcan himself and enchanted with the magical ability to vanquish the dark armies of Communism: The N├║menorian etchings are still legible.
7) Trump has tapped Rittenhouse as Defense Secretary in 2024: And Vice President.
­čśÄ According to legend, if a commie pedophile says "Rittenhouse" in the mirror 3 times, Kyle will pick them off from 1000 yards away: One can only hope.
9) He was born on July 4th to a pair of majestic bald eagle parents: He did not shoot his way out of the womb as was once believed.
10) Rittenhouse is pro-vaccine: Oh crap! How did this one get in here?

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

Watch Senator Kennedy Go There: Should I Call You Professor Or Comrade?


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]


Via sw44magnumman Brown

Lets Go Brandon Christmas!

Tom Cotton rips Biden over Kyle Rittenhouse remark: The left does this all the time

Preemptive Censorship: Chase-owned WePay denies service to event featuring Donald Trump Jr.


Ticket sales for the upcoming Defense of Liberty event were halted by payment processor WePay, a Chase company, citing violations of its Terms of Service. The event, featuring guest Donald Trump Jr., was scheduled for December 3rd.

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…


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.

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