America’s Violent Decline- How do you tell when a great civilization is in decline? The shit is coming, are YOU ready?

2 toddlers die in fire; aunt concerned about welfare card

 

I normally don’t post much Memphis news, but this story is just too sickening to ignore. Two toddlers were critically injured in a fire (they’ve both since died), when their mother and their aunt left them alone to go shopping. (It was the second time that day they’d left the kids alone.) The mother was wailing for the TV cameras, but the aunt told reporters that she had no regrets about leaving the two boys home alone, as she had no idea “they was going to set the house on fire like that.” Then she began laughing, saying she sure hopes her purse didn’t burn up, because her welfare card is in it.

You have to see this to believe it.

 

Animal cruelty is rampant among non-whites


No other race but whites seems to take much interest in animal welfare. In fact, many non-whites get a kick out of torturing animals. Here are two more:

A teen accused of setting pit bull terriers on fire pleaded guilty today in a Dallas County Criminal Court and will serve a four-year sentence.

Lefferreio Sudds was charged with two counts of felony animal cruelty and torture for setting fire to the dogs on April 4.

Witnesses saw two dogs on fire running from the intersection of Sunburst and Alps drives, located about a mile west of Balch Springs, police said.

Two teenage boys were standing at the corner, but fled when witnesses tried to confront them, police said. Investigators went to the teens’ home on Sunburst and found six other pit bulls, which were later placed in the custody of animal control.

“The two dogs were in agonizing pain,” said Jonnie England, director of animal advocacy for the Metroplex Animal Coalition, shortly after the incident. “The little female dog … her face was practically burned off.” Because of their severe burns, both dogs had to be euthanized.

A second teen, Jucorey Davis, was also charged with two counts of animal cruelty.

 

Blacks and Mexicans set white kid on fire and laugh; strictly local news

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You can just imagine how big this news would be if the races were reversed. The media would forget all about the balloon hoax and cover this non-stop. Nancy Grace would probably have an epileptic seizure on live TV if she heard about 5 white kids doing this to a black kid. But when five blacks and Hispanics surround a 15 year old white kid, douse him with rubbing alcohol, and set him on fire, leaving him severely burned and disfigured for life, it’s just a local story.

 

Apartment tells tenants to remove American flags

Because there’s a lot of diversities in the area and they might be offended.

ALBANY, Ore. – At the Oaks Apartments in Albany, the management can fly their own flag advertising one and two bedroom apartments – but residents have been told they can’t fly any flags at all.

Jim Clausen flies the American flag from the back of his motorcycle. He has a son in the military heading back to Iraq, and the flag – he said – is his way of showing support.

“This flag stands for all those people,” said Clausen, an Oaks Apartment resident. “It stands for the people that can no longer stand – who died in wars. That’s why I fly this flag.”

But to Oaks Apartment management, Clausen said, the American flag symbolizes problems.

He was told to remove the red, white and blue from both of his rides, or face eviction.

“It floored me,” he said. “I can’t believe she was saying what she was saying.”

Even long-time residents like Sharron White, who has flown a flag on her car for eight years, has been told to take it down.

White said management told her that “someone might get offended.”

“I just said to her ‘They’ll just have to get over it,’” White said.

Resident we talked to who had been approached to take down their flags all told us the same thing: that management told them the flags could be offensive because they live in a diverse community.

Great. So the flag of our own country is now “hate”, too.

 

The GOP is determined to commit suicide

The Republican Party has learned nothing from recent history, and continues to do everything it can to repel its base of white voters, in a futile attempt to attract non-whites to the party. They’ve added a new section on GOP.com, which features Republican “Heroes”. You’ve got to see this to believe it. Of the 18, three are white women from the 19th or early 20th century, such as the radical feminist Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, the nurse who founded The Red Cross, and one Ellen Foster, whose claim to fame is that she was one of the first female attorneys in the US. Apparently there have been no significant Republican women in over 100 years.

Of the eighteen “heroes”, nine of them are black men. Seven of them are as ancient as the women. But they certainly have had a huge impact on the GOP and America. Let’s see; there’s Pinckney Pinchback, the son of a slave who became the GOP governor of Reconstruction era Louisiana in 1872. Then there’s Octavius Catto, another son of slaves who became a civil right activist in Pennsyvania, and was murdered in 1871 by “a Democrat” who didn’t like his political activities. Then there’s Joseph Rainey, a runaway slave who went on to become the first “African-American” Congressman, thanks to Reconstruction. And who can forget Jose Celso Barbosa, the black Hispanic who “established the Puerto Rico Republican Party” in 1899. And, whoa Nellie!, what about John Langston? He was the very first “African-American” public official in the US, being elected township clerk in Ohio! He was later named as diplomat to Haiti and the Dominican Republic. The GOP helpfully points out that Langston Hughes, whom they refer to as a “literary giant”, was named after him. For some reason, they forgot to mention that many of the poems by this “literary giant” appeared in the newspaper of the Communist Party USA, and that he was a notorious defender of the Soviet Union back when Stalin was killing millions. I’m sure that’s just an oversight.

Then there’s Hiram Revels, who was the first “African-American” Senator, again thanks to Reconstruction. Say, aren’t the GOP’s most reliable voters white Southerners? I wonder what they think of the party celebrating the Reconstruction period like this? Not to worry, because most of them will never know, because Hannity, Beck and Limbaugh will make it a point to never mention this “Heroes” page on their shows. Might not be good for business. Then there’s Frederick Douglass. No need to go into details on him. There’s also one black woman, Mary Terrell, who’s in there because she helped found the NAACP, which has done so much to advance the cause of conservative, limited government over the years.

There are a couple of blacks from the 20th century. One is Edward Brooke, who was elected Senator from Massachusetts in 1966. The other is Jackie Robinson, the first black player in major league baseball. They’re really reaching with this one. Robinson would be none too happy if he were alive today and saw the GOP claiming him as one of their heroes.

As pointed out by a Democratic source, the inclusion of baseball star Jackie Robinson on the list seems particularly egregious. The former Dodger, who broke baseball’s color barrier, was far from a dyed-in-the-wool conservative. Robinson’s ties to the GOP seemed more driven by a personal admiration for Nelson Rockefeller — the New Yorker who would end up being vice president under Gerald Ford — than it was core ideological convictions. In his biography, Robinson said that as the Republican Party leadership tilted towards Barry Goldwater conservatives, he began to have “a better understanding of how it must have felt to be a Jew in Hitler’s Germany.”

Writing on page 340 of the autobiography, “I Never Had It Made”, Robinson went so far as to insist that he be called an independent, “since I’ve never identified myself with one party or another in politics.” In 1968 he campaigned for Hubert Humphrey.

“I was not as sold on the Republican party as I was on the governor,” Robinson wrote of Rockefeller. “Every chance I got, while I was campaigning, I said plainly what I thought of the right-wing Republicans and the harm they were doing. I felt the GOP was a minority party in term of numbers of registered voters and could not win unless they updated their social philosophy and sponsored candidates and principles to attract the young, the black, and the independent voter. I said this often from public, and frequently Republican, platforms. By and large Republicans had ignored blacks and sometimes handpicked a few servile leaders in the black community to be their token “niggers.” How would I sound trying to go all out to sell Republicans to black people? They’re not buying. They know better.”

“I admit freely that I think, live, and breathe black first and foremost. That is one of the reasons I was so committed to the governor and so opposed to Senator Barry Goldwater. Early in 1964 I wrote a Speaking Out piece for The Saturday Evening Post. A Barry Goldwater victory would insure that the GOP would be completely the white man’s party. What happened at San Francisco when Senator Goldwater became the Republican standard-bearer confirmed my prediction.”

“I wasn’t altogether caught of guard by the victory of the reactionary forces in the Republican party, but I was appalled by the tactics they used to stifle their liberal opposition,” Robinson wrote of that 1964 convention. “I was a special delegate to the convention through an arrangement made by the Rockefeller office. That convention was one of the most unforgettable and frightening experiences of my life. The hatred I saw was unique to me because it was hatred directed against a white man. It embodied a revulsion for all he stood for, including his enlightened attitude toward black people.”

Yeah, Jackie Robinson, “GOP Hero.”

Out of the 18, only four white men made the list, because, let’s face it, it’s really women and black folks who built the party. But I guess they had to have some token whites, so there’s Ronald Reagan, of course. And if you have to show some white guys, it’s probably best to highlight those who’ve done so much for black people. So there’s Everett Dirksen, a Senator who helped create and pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964. There’s Frank Johnson, a federal judge from the same era, who issued several rulings that helped destroy freedom in the name of Equality. Eisenhower’s in there, for sending federal troops to Arkansas to forcibly integrate the schools. Lastly, of course, there’s good ol’ Abe Lincoln.

Like I said, except for Reagan, these guys are in there simply for what they did for blacks. But I notice the GOP doesn’t quote them on how they themselves felt about black people. Eisenhower famously remarked that the white Southerners weren’t bad people; they just didn’t want their sweet little girls sitting in school next to overgrown Negroes. Lincoln’s views on race are even more well known. He didn’t want blacks to vote, sit on juries, or be allowed to marry white. In fact, he wanted them all removed back to Africa. And these guys are two “heroes” that are supposed to bring blacks running the the GOP? It will never work. Any black person who stumbles on this page will be outraged and disgusted by this blatant pandering. But this kind of thing most certainly will repel white voters, who are the Republican party. The GOP seems hell bent on committing suicide. Well, the sooner the better, and good riddance.

 

White communities – a danger to America

A black journalist has a new book out called Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America. It’s all about one of the most “dangerous” trends in America – more and more white people choosing to live around white people. TIME interviewed him about this dangerous, growing practice. He freely admits that white areas are safe, attractive, and pleasant to live in, but nevertheless says that the government has got to step in and do something about it, because it flies in the face of racial integration, which is what America should be all about.

So how can we avoid the threat of racial balkanization you describe?

We have a golden opportunity now. If I were an elected leader I would say we have $800 billion in stimulus money that could rebuild America. We don’t want to build communities in such a way that continues segregation. After World War II, President Eisenhower built highways and gave incentives to homeowners that gave white suburbanites an advantage. It left us with segregation for decades to come. Now we have an opportunity to get it right.

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We see that tendency to divide ourselves into identity groups in places all over the world, it seems, whether it’s by race or religion or political view. Is it simply human nature, do you think?

I just reject that argument. People in Whitopia would say, “Hey Rich, birds of a feather flock together. What’s the big deal?” Our government and businesses across the country make decisions every day that perpetuate segregation. When you say homes need to be built on a one-acre lot, when you say apartment renters can’t live in your community — these concrete policies are what contribute to segregation. It’s not in our biology, and it’s not natural. We’re a great country — we’ve overcome some thorny problems in our past and we’re better than that.

 

America’s Booming White Enclaves

Traveling some 27,000 miles, African-American journalist Rich Benjamin roamed the U.S. from 2007 to 2009 exploring a major demographic shift that is attracting remarkably little attention — the flight of white residents from cities and integrated suburbs into cloistered, racially homogeneous enclaves. Tidy communities such as St. George, Utah, and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho — places Benjamin calls Whitopias — have grown at triple the rate of America’s cities in recent years, raising troubling questions about the country’s multiracial cohesion. The Stanford literature Ph.D. chronicled his adventure in a new book, Searching for Whitopia: An Improbable Journey to the Heart of White America, and spoke with TIME about what he found.
(Read “Resisting School Integration in Savannah.”)

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Let’s start with the title of your book — what is a Whitopia, exactly? It seems to be more than just a place where a lot of white people live.
Absolutely. A Whitopia has three things. First, it has posted more than 6% population growth since 2000. The second thing is that the majority of that growth — upwards of 90% — comes from white migrants. The third thing a Whitopia has is an ineffable social charm — a pleasant look and feel.
(Read “A Brief History of the NAACP.”)

You say that many Whitopias offer a high quality of life and tend to perform well on those “Best Places to Live” lists that run in magazines. Do you think people are also drawn to these places specifically for their whiteness?
The major draw to Whitopia is that they’re safe communities with good public schools and beautiful natural resources. Those qualities are subconsciously inseparable from race in many Americans’ minds. For some people, race is a major role, and they said so to my face, but most of the Whitopians I encountered aren’t intentionally practicing racial discrimination or self-segregation.

You say Whitopias can form even in the middle of diverse cities. How is that possible?
People don’t realize that diversity isn’t the same as integration. Blacks and whites in New York, where I live, are as segregated today as in 1910 [based on a sociologists' segregation index that measures how much contact people of differing races have with one another.]

What is the danger Whitopias pose to America as a whole?
You can call me old-fashioned, but I’m an integrationist. A democracy can’t function at its optimum unless all members are integrated as full members.

A community full of like-minded people tends to enforce their own view of the world and close off opposing viewpoints. You can go to parties in New York City where the liberal smugness is intolerable because they’re only hearing liberal viewpoints. On the Whitopian conservative side, it’s spinning out of control. Look at the tea-bagger movement, where people are concerned their taxes are going to be wasted on minorities and illegal immigrants. Same with the movement that says [President] Obama is not a citizen. (See pictures of the tea-party protests.)

So how can we avoid the threat of the racial Balkanization that you describe?
We have a golden opportunity now. If I were an elected leader, I would say we have $800 billion in stimulus money that could rebuild America. We don’t want to build communities in such a way that continues segregation. After World War II, President Eisenhower built highways and gave incentives to homeowners that gave white suburbanites an advantage. It left us with segregation for decades to come. Now we have an opportunity to get it right.

Are there any places that are getting it right now? That serve as a model for what you’d like to see?
There are communities around the country that get it right. Maplewood, N.J., has all the attributes of a Whitopia — high property values, great public schools, neighborliness — and yet it’s also integrated and very diverse.

What surprised you about the communities you spent time in?
I was caught off-guard by the level of hostility to immigration reform in many of these communities and by how concerned many are by taxes — they believe taxes are too high. But I was also caught off-guard by how pleasant an experience it turned out to be, the personable warmth that greeted me in many cases.

And you were surprised by how much you enjoyed golf.
I was. [Laughs.] I feel like golf courses are the seductive emblem of Whitopia, and I didn’t think I could get the essence of the place without learning myself. What I thought was a chore turned out to be a labor of love.

Tell me about the time you spent with white separatists in Idaho.
I just stumbled upon it. There’s a religious sect called Christian Identity, which is a religious arm of the Aryan Nations. When I was in northern Idaho, I sat in on a three-day retreat and had some fascinating conversations. It was just a bizarre experience.

You, a black man, sat in on a white-separatist retreat. How did that go over?
They were curious and shocked they had found a black man on their premises. A lot of the members of the church took pains to explain to me the difference between white supremacy and white separatism. They said, “We don’t think we’re better than you; we just want to be separate from you.”
(Read “What Berlusconi’s Obama ‘Jokes’ Say About Italy.”)

We see that tendency to divide ourselves into identity groups in places all over the world, it seems, whether it’s by race or religion or political view. Is it simply human nature?
I just reject that argument. People in Whitopia would say, “Hey, Rich, birds of a feather flock together. What’s the big deal?” Our government and businesses across the country make decisions every day that perpetuate segregation. When you say homes need to be built on a 1-acre lot, when you say apartment renters can’t live in your community — these concrete policies are what contribute to segregation. It’s not in our biology, and it’s not natural. We’re a great country — we’ve overcome some thorny problems in our past, and we’re better than that.

See pictures of expensive things that money can buy.

See pictures of Americans in their homes.

 

GOP’s war on white people rages in Huntsville, AL

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Here’s the kind of story we’re looking for when we ask people to send news tips. We can’t use email forwards, personal accounts of incidents, or obviously fake urban legends, and we’re getting a lot of these kinds of things. We need real stories, with links, and we’re not getting many of them. Here’s a great one:

An Alabama reader sent us this link, which shows clearly that far from being “conservative”, or “on our side”, the GOP is nothing but the tag team partner of the Democrats in the relentless war on white people. Thanks to the No Child Left Behind Act proposed by George Bush and passed by a Republican Congress, all decent public schools will eventually be destroyed in the name of Equality. That bill made it a law that if enough students in a certain school have low test scores, they have the right to transfer to schools with high test scores. As if it’s somehow the building that is responsible for the test scores. What that means is that black and brown students now have the right to demand entry to successful white public schools, and destroy them with their chaos, crime, and low test scores. Buildings don’t cause low test scores. Bad teachers aren’t the cause of low test scores. The cause of low test scores is not very bright students. And moving them to another building won’t make them any smarter, but it will destroy a successful white school. And that was the whole purpose of the No Child Left Behind Act. It’s already happening in Huntsville, where 10% of the students on the black side of town have already demanded transfers to white schools on the south side. Now the south side schools are overcrowded, taxpayers are paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in upkeep and staff for half empty schools on the north side, and the blacks who have transferred to the white schools are scoring as low as ever on the tests.

Keep this in mind the next time you hear some “conservative” GOP pol going on about how bad Obama is, and talking about what a great thing the Tea Parties and Town Hall protests are. They may sound good, but the vast majority of them are sellouts, who will betray you in a heartbeat. If that weren’t the case, No Child Left Behind would never have passed. The GOP hates white people just as much as the Democrats do. They just hide it a little better.

 

Uncle Tom Lloyd Marcus becomes the face of the Tea Party movement

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All across America, we’ve seen literally thousands of Tea Parties, Obamacare town hall protests, and the recent march on Washington. Hundreds of thousand of people, if not millions, have come out to voice their anger at what’s going on in their country courtesy of President Rahm Emanuel and his puppet, Barack Obama. And 99% of them have been white. That’s a fact. In fact, it’s probably higher than that, like 99.99%. It’s a white movement, plain and simple. But white people have been taught to hate themselves, and so they go out of their way to recruit Uncle Tom’s for their movements, hoping the media won’t call them racists. The family values crowd enlisted “Bishop” Harry Jackson in their fight against gay marriage. And Harry Jackson promptly repaid the favor by inviting “black conservative” crackhead criminal Marion Barry to speak at a rally for traditional marriage. And who can forget Julius Caesar (JC) Watts, the darling of the conservative movement in the 1990s, simply because he was the only black Republican in Congress? After being coddled and promoted by white Republicans for years, in 2008 Watts paid them back by saying he was probably going to vote for Obama, and hinted that he thinks the GOP is “racist.” And don’t get me started on Harry Alford.

Republicans have been doing this for decades, groveling and pandering to blacks in the hope that blacks will see just “color-blind” they are, and start voting GOP. And year after year, election after election, blacks continue voting for the Democrats by a factor of at least 9-1. In 2008, it was 19-1. 95% of blacks voted for Obama. And have conservatives learned anything? Nope. Look at the tea parties for proof. Until a couple days ago, hardly anyone could name a person associated with the tea parties. They came out of a true grass roots movement, and except for the few politicians and washed up C-list celebs who latched on to them, like Chuck Norris, there wasn’t a face attached to the movement. It was truly a mass movement, that didn’t revolve around a personality.

But in the past couple days, one person has become the face of the tea parties. And surprise, surprise, it’s a black guy. Hundreds of thousands, possibly millions of people show up at tea parties, and about 7 of them are black, and now one of them has become the public face of this white movement. I wrote about Marcus a long time ago. He wrote some lame song that’s now the Tea Party Anthem, and so he was invited up on stage to play and sing for the crowd at the Orlando protest. I said that his presence was proof that the tea parties aren’t serious, and that they were going nowhere. And after his Orlando performance, he was asked to perform at a whole bunch of other “conservative” political events and protests, by stupid white people who are eager to show they’re not racist.

Never mind that’s he’s “married” to a white woman. Oh hell no, that’s no problem. Conservatives will gladly embrace their own genocide if they think the media will stop calling them racists.

But in the past few days, Lloyd Marcus has become the national symbol of the Tea Party movement. He wrote a column for the neo-con website American Thinker denouncing liberals and Democrats for, you guessed it, “racism”. (Do blacks, “conservative” or “liberal”, ever talk about anything else?) Then influential columnist (and substitute host for Rush Limbaugh) started praising him on the National Review website. More prominent “conservative” writers picked up the theme and ran with it. Here’s one. There are lots more.

Unbelievably, even Peter Brimelow is now praising Lloyd Marcus.

So once again, a white movement has been completely neutralized by political correctness. Millions of white people are looking for a group that will speak out for them, and speak up for their interests, without apology. Then they find out that the tea party crowd not only won’t speak up for them, but their public mascot is a black man who’s engaged in white genocide.

Yeah, that’s a real smart plan for winning the hearts and minds of the millions of fed up white people in this country.

And conservatives wonder why they never make any progress, or win any big battles?

It’s fine for white women to marry black men, but two men getting married is a big deal?

Interracial marriage is hunky dory, but high taxes are an abomination?

Immigration is bad because we’re replacing the founding stock of this country, but it’s just dandy for the founding stock of this country to breed themselves out of existence by “marrying” blacks?

This is insane.

 

The Coming Race War in America
A Wake-up Call
By Carl T. RowanChapter One: America’s Violent Decline

How do you tell when a great civilization is in decline? When a great nation is on the rocks spiritually, morally, racially, and economically?

I look closely at my country, and everywhere I see signs of decadence, decay, and self-destruction.

Respect for law and order has declined drastically, except in the phony speeches of politicians.

The nation’s capital is awash with special counsel and special prosecutors, taking testimony from the President, the First Lady, key members of the cabinet and the Congress–all accused or suspected of criminal wrongdoing. The FBI is far short of being trustworthy, its agents and former agents deep in partisan politics. Local police departments reek with corruption, including condoned lawlessness by some policemen. Our prisons bulge with record numbers of young Americans, mostly the fruit flies of the drug trade, while the big bumblebees of the crime and drug syndicates peddle their wares with impunity.

Every day our newscasts begin with stories of grisly murders, sexual assaults, grotesque abuses of children, mass killings on job sites, and worse.

America is sinking in greed. Our workers fear tomorrow and their bosses grab what they can today. A corporate fatcat can get a $10 million reward for “downsizing” his firm–that is, putting thousands of employees out of work.

Public morality has probably never been lower. Lawmakers writhe and wrangle over how to deal with television programming that spews out sexual rot and gratuitous violence morning, afternoon, and night–prime time sewers. Congress makes believe that a meaningless “rating system” and a V-chip will solve the problem.

Racism has not been as virulent throughout America since the Civil War, with short fuses burning on a thousand powder kegs. We have seen our greatest law enforcement agency, the FBI, sit for weeks in a stalemate with a small Montana cult, the Freemen, whose leaders preach that the descendants of northern Europeans are “God’s chosen people,” that Jews are “the children of Satan,” and that African Americans and other people of color are by nature dumb and immoral.

We see the Freemen and other hate groups like the Aryan Nation, the skinheads, the Ku Klux Klan, and assorted militias piling up arms for what they say is a coming race war in America that will precede the return of Christ.

These are the adherents of a “Christian Identity” movement whose, followers refuse to pay governmental levies, but collect taxes themselves. They rake in millions through extortion, the widespread use of bogus checks and phony credit cards, and simple extortion.

But local law enforcers and even the FBI are afraid to tangle with them, wary since their disastrous confrontations with the David Koresh cult in Waco, Texas, and the Randy Weaver group at Ruby Ridge in Idaho.

Official, open coddling of these groups pretty much ensures that the race war these white supremacists predict will really come.

I know that these harsh judgments about America as it nears the turn of the century are not what most Americans want to hear. In the wake of the fall of the “Evil Empire” that was the old Soviet Union, with the still-limited development of China and the Third World, and the starkly limited hegemony of European and other “first world” nations, Americans prefer to boast that the United States is the last of the great powers. As proof we cite our nuclear arsenals and the fact that we have the only quick-strike forces capable of moving into Bosnia, Africa, and the Middle East, to wage war or peace, within hours of a White House go-ahead to strike. We like to boast of our economic might, even though we’ve seen a frightful decline in good, high-paying jobs. We like to think that we are the world’s cultural giant because our movies and music, our top television shows, are coveted the world over, this much to the dismay of foreign leaders who think the cultural fare that we export carries the seeds of national destruction.

So much of what Americans boast about nowadays is superficial, even delusionary. Look below the surface. I have done so and concluded that this country, for which I have fought in war and peace, is in precipitous decline. The leaders of Rome, Greece, the Third Reich, the British Empire, never saw the onset of decadence and internal rot in time; we can, and we must, if the United States is not to succumb to its internal hatreds and moral excesses, to be consumed by its own self-destruction.

Who can overlook the decline of marriage as an American institution, with Hollywood and television stars, and so many social and political leaders, abusing drugs and having sex and babies out of wedlock? Our teenagers see no stigma in this lifestyle. Licentiousness and depravity have made the United States a hollow remake of Sodom and Gomorrah, with even preachers and priests, nuns and schoolteachers, unveiled as the practitioners of child abuse, as marriage killers, and as outright murderers.

Take a look at this society’s decline in terms of organized religion. Preachers preach and rabbis teach, but fewer and fewer people listen, and those who visit churches and synagogues rarely heed what they hear. Look at what the Greeks and Romans have written that they saw too late–and what we see now, everywhere in this nation: racial and religious bigotries, blind nationalisms, and myriad other injustices tolerated and even glorified by our philosophers, politicians, Presidents, the “wise men” allowing this, the greatest of societies, to be consumed in hatred.

Look at the piling up of economic injustice and ask how long we can live in peace and prosperity.

The January 22, 1996, issue of U.S. News & World Report carried an article about how WORKERS TAKE IT ON THE CHIN which noted:

 

* that in 1982 dollars, U.S. workers had suffered a decline in earnings, from an average of $298 weekly in 1970 to $256 in 1994* that during the last five years “the upper class” has gained economically by 76 percent, while the middle class has risen by 6 percent, the working class by 2 percent, and the poorest class by 6 percent

* that in 1945 the top 1 percent of U.S. families held 32.4 percent of the nation’s wealth, but in 1992 that top 1 percent held 42 percent of the wealth. Here was indisputable evidence that while the privileged were assailing attempts of the New Deal and the Great Society to redistribute wealth from the rich to the poor, the rich have been getting richer while the poor have lapsed into deeper poverty

A less conservative publication would have been accused of spreading “inflammatory class warfare verbiage” or “an anti-capitalist, pinko diatribe.”

What we have to recognize is that we are a society stumbling into a vast darkness, because we do not really seek answers to the issues that I have raised, issues that are of concern to all of us. Instead we look for scapegoats!

The result: in just the last decade we have seen some gruesome manifestations of racial and ethnic hatred in America–literally, murder in the streets, blood spilling everywhere. We have seen political fights in Congress over who should get the most of America’s goodies–fights that have caused shutdowns of the federal government and mind-boggling gridlock in Washington. One senses that our nation is split irrevocably and that there is no one to bring us together again.

The blame game seems to be played with every American failure.

Some U.S. auto dealers blame Japan’s supremacy in selling certain products on “unfair trading practices.” From time to time the U.S. industrialists who feel cheated, and the politicians who deplore the trade imbalance with Japan, create almost enough hysteria to foment a trade war between Washington and Tokyo.

Some American industrialists find scapegoats in the men and women of organized labor, claiming that the “exorbitant” demands of U.S. workers drive them to move plants to Taiwan, Singapore, and, yes, Mexico, where they can enjoy cheap labor. So these employers have engaged in economy-crippling wars with the organized-labor movement, which itself is struggling to emerge from a long, tragic decline.

Still, it is clear that organized laborers and their pay, health care, and other demands are not the cause of the rot in industrial America. If greedy union leaders are not responsible for the disappearance of “good jobs”–of high-paying posts as computer chip makers and camera makers and even shirtmakers and shoemakers in the United States, then who is?

The political flamethrowers, such as Governor Pete Wilson of California, think they see advantage in blaming our economic decline on the great influx into the United States of “illegal aliens.” They are bent on making immigration the issue on which many politicians in California, Texas, Colorado, Florida, and other states will rise or fall in the 1996 elections and the remaining years of this century.

The one explosive issue that may trigger the actual burning of America, and certainly exacerbates the ever-widening divisions between and among its citizens, is “affirmative action.” Almost every presidential and congressional candidate now strives to convince voters that black, Hispanic, Asian, and female recipients of undeserved economic preferences are really to blame for the economic malaise that has produced so many millions of “angry white men.”

These simplistic blame games have already created a disrespect, even hatred, not only for the poor, but for government officials at all levels. They are seen as the ones who proposed, enacted, and protected the laws that supposedly have lowered the levels of life of white men. Others who think their plight is far worse than that of white men have also made the government their worst villain. The government is seen as the invader, controller, and circumscriber of the lives of everyone–the middle class that has lost ground, the underclass that never had sufficient chance.

So citizen militias, operating publicly and secretly, have sprung up across America–a fact that exploded into our consciousness with the dreadful bombing of the federal Alfred P. Murrah office building in Oklahoma City in 1995.

Some Americans prefer to think that some grotesque mental illness affecting only a handful of individuals would provoke the bombing of a huge building and the murder of 168 people–but only the next bombing will show us the level to which “the government” has become the enemy of “the people.”

Yes, I can virtually guarantee you that there will be other bombings of the magnitude of the one that occurred in Oklahoma City. That is because the forces that prompted the Oklahoma City crime have influenced hundreds of thousands of other Americans who nurse precisely the same hatreds that were unleashed in Oklahoma.

Note, for example, that the crazy defiance and the spirit of violence of the Montana Freemen did not end with their “surrender” to the FBI. They still defied the authority of the federal courts. In late June, in a Billings, Montana, courtroom, one of the Freemen, Steven Charles Hance, said to U.S. magistrate Richard Anderson, “You’re going down, son.” The Freemen had already been charged with threatening the life of another federal judge, and yet they were handled with kid gloves.

We cannot afford to ignore the fact that the Freemen are just a tiny part of a nationwide horror–the sprouting up of highly armed militias and paramilitary groups across America, all of them expressing some degree of racial paranoia and hatred. The most watched of these “patriot” right-wing groups are the Militia of Montana, the Unorganized Militia of the United States, the Michigan Militia, Police Against the New World Order, the Idaho Sovereignty Association, United Sovereigns of America, the North American Freedom Council, and the Texas Constitutional Militia. But those pressing to create a constitutional crisis by promoting a ghastly race war are going underground.

The nation was stunned late in June 1996 when federal officials announced that they had arrested ten men and two women in Phoenix on charges that they had plotted to blow up buildings that housed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the Internal Revenue Service, the Secret Service, and other federal agencies. These twelve members of a group called the Viper Militia, which almost no one had heard of, had gone so far as to videotape the columns in these buildings where explosives should be put so as to most effectively cause the buildings to collapse. Their plan had been foiled through a marvelous piece of police work. An Arizona law officer infiltrated the group and in meeting after meeting listened to the militiamen boast of how they would quickly kill any infiltrator.

Police learned quickly that these twelve alienated Americans had the explosives and weapons with which to carry out what would have been a devastating act of domestic terrorism. In the home of one Viper alone, that of Gary C. Bauer, the group’s ordnance expert, federal agents found almost one-half ton of ammonium nitrate. This little Viper Militia group had stashed away in one Phoenix house half a ton of ammonium nitrate; fifty-five gallons of nitromethane; a highly toxic yellow powder explosive called picric acid; many blasting caps; and more than seventy automatic rifles. This tiny band of self-styled revolutionaries had, right in residential Phoenix, the ingredients for a bomb at least half as large as the one used to blow up the Alfred P. Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City, killing 168 people.

The evidence mounts that many of the eight hundred or so militia groups that have sprung up in this country are amassing even greater caches of explosives and firearms, and that the serious terrorists are operating in units of fewer than a handful of people, so as to prevent infiltration by lawmen.

Yet, FBI and other officials in Washington tell me that Americans as a whole are not yet sufficiently aware of the gravity of the situation. These “patriot” criminals are now regularly robbing banks with automatic weapons. They are planning assassinations and attacks on police and military units. They are suspected of the sabotage derailment of an Amtrak train outside Phoenix in October 1995.

Incredibly, within weeks, for most Americans it was as though the events in Phoenix never occurred. The Viper Militia had produced no bodies to bury, no loved ones to mourn, so the threat didn’t seem as real as was the Oklahoma City bombing.

It may be years before we learn how many paramilitary groups like the Vipers were driven underground by the arrests and seizures of weapons in Arizona.

But overt or covert, all these groups profess to believe that dangerous conspirators, including Jewish bankers and publishers and animal-like blacks, have usurped the U.S. Constitution, corrupted the courts and the banks, and moved to take arms away from loyal citizens. Their solution is to fight what the fringe leaders call “the System” by setting up common-law courts, robbing banks, and engaging in terrorism.

You cannot dismiss all these whites as mere “angry men” who shout a lot about their grievance but aren’t likely to become violent. They have done violence almost beyond comprehension in Oklahoma City. And “they” were clearly influenced by a weird novel, The Turner Diaries, published in 1978 under the pseudonym of Andrew Macdonald by a former physics professor named William Pierce. This uncompromising racist, Pierce, has become the prophet of a Caucasian war, and his book has become the bible of the “save the White race” movement.

In May 1996, I wrote to the National Alliance in Hillsboro, West Virginia, to purchase a copy of William Pierce’s The Turner Diaries. Along with the book I got a sheet stating:

 

For far too long, we of European descent have allowed clever aliens to rob us of our identity and our history and to impose on us an alien morality in which the highest virtue is to hate our own race.The time has come for a courageous rethinking of all our values–for a new morality for White people, based firmly on Nature’s laws and on the highest ideals of our Race-soul, a morality in which the first principle is the survival and advancement of our race–a principle to which all other things are subordinate.

Clearly, the lives of all those people who died in Oklahoma City were subordinate to the mad-dog, white-supremacist goals of those who are waging war to gain the power to say who can live in America. I have read the most racist of all the literature of slavery days, and of the bitter conflicts of the 1950s and 1960s, and I recall nothing as bigoted as The Turner Diaries. Almost every page reeks with talk of “depraved blacks raping white women,” “the corruption of our people by the Jewish-liberal-democratic-egalitarian plague,” details of the assassination of white editors who side with blacks; with the conclusion that “it is frighteningly clear now that there is no way to win the struggle in which we [whites] are engaged without shedding torrents–veritable rivers–of blood.”

I am aware that white people who have just begun to read this book are probably fixated on the question of when and why angry blacks will begin the race war. There is no question in my mind that the disciples of William Pierce will start the fires of what some of them refer to as “Armageddon.” Pierce wrote the “fictional” details of how to blow up the FBI headquarters in Washington, D.C. His scheme, right down to the use of ammonium nitrate fertilizer, was copied in the Oklahoma City tragedy. It is known that right-wing militiamen Timothy McVeigh, who was indicted on charges of carrying out that bombing, regarded The Turner Diaries as his gospel.

When Mike Wallace of CBS’s “60 Minutes” confronted Pierce in the mountains of West Virginia, he found a man who would express no sorrow about the Oklahoma City bombing, just regret about the timing of it.

“[The bombing] does not make sense under the present conditions that we have when there’s no group capable of actually taking on the federal government and defeating it,” Pierce said. “I do not believe that we are in a revolutionary phase yet. I believe that the people have a lot of waking up and understanding to do first.”

By way of “educating” the people, Pierce told Wallace that he had sympathy for the Montana Freemen and the Unabomber, favored shipping American blacks to Africa, and admired more than any man Adolf Hitler–an admiration he expressed by keeping two original copies of Mein Kampf right over his shoulder in his office.

Pierce has sold some two hundred thousand copies of The Turner Diaries since 1978. He has made a deal with publisher Lyle Stuart, a Jew, to republish the book and give it wider circulation. Stuart told Mike Wallace that he wants the world to know what Pierce stands for.

The Clinton administration’s timid handling of the Freemen emboldened not just the Freemen, but lawless militiamen everywhere. Some of the most reactionary politicians in America went to that Jordan, Montana, farmhouse to try to negotiate a peaceful end to the standoff, but came away saying that the Freemen did not want a peaceful end to the dispute. That event made it clear that if the FBI and state law enforcement units continue to be intimidated, these groups that declare themselves to be beyond the jurisdictions of the law agencies of “the System” will strike out violently, making a race war inevitable.

Are you worried yet?

Just note that amidst all the concern about The Turner Diaries, the FBI’s National Security Division was issuing a bulletin to police agencies that some militia leaders had issued directives for their “Project Worst Nightmare,” in which militia units were told to prepare to “shut federal operations down” in the event that federal forces were used to assault the Montana Freemen farmhouse. The private militias were given “targets of opportunity,” including communications facilities, senior federal law enforcement officials, and “selected news media.”

In May, the FBI made more headlines by confirming that it had learned of anonymous threats to alcoholic beverage producers and broadcasters who air alcohol commercials, federal government officials, members of the news media, and Jewish executives and physicians.

The threat to kill government officials was based on cries that the Freemen standoff was a plot to attack all militias and seize their weapons. The threat to Jews involved an alleged plan to murder twelve hundred Jewish executives and physicians if Israel did not withdraw its military from Lebanon immediately.

In Georgia, just before the Olympic Games in Atlanta, federal treasury agents arrested two members of the Georgia Republic Militia on charges that they were plotting to make dozens of pipe bombs for use in a “war” against the United Nations and the “new world order.” Fears were expressed that Robert Starr, the militia commander, and William James McCranie, Jr., planned to explode devices during the Olympics. A pipe bomb was exploded, with no evidence of involvement by the Georgia Republic Militia. The FBI poured hundreds of agents into efforts to identify the perpetrator of a crime that killed one woman and injured more than a hundred people.

How far can the madness go? The incidents and developments cited above represent mostly the homegrown threats. Add in the likelihood of foreign terrorists intervening in alliance with whatever groups stand up against Pierce and his Hitlerite punks and you have the makings of a terrible conflagration–one worse than the Civil War. Worse because the 200 million handguns on America’s streets will come into play, along with the automatic guns and other weapons held by militias, weapons stolen from U.S. armories and gun stores, and sophisticated weapons provided by some foreign countries.

In April 1996, the FBI declared that Islamic radicals represent “the greatest threat coming to us domestically in the United States.”

John P. O’Neill, chief of the FBI’s counterterrorism section, said investigations of international terrorists had increased by 600 percent since the bombing of New York’s World Trade Center in February 1993. “No longer is it just the fear of being attacked by international terrorist organizations–attacks against Americans and American interests overseas,” O’Neill added. “A lot of these groups now have the capability and the support infrastructure in the United States to attack us here if they choose to…. Our largest growth area is in the anti-government movement, particularly in the area of militias…. We are seeing a threat from the international groups and the domestic groups at the same time.”

Although international Islamic terrorists and local militias all profess to hate the U.S. government, they surely will not be on the same side in an American race war. They will be killing each other, turning the United States into a killing field, with blacks, Jews, Hispanics–well, everybody–forced to become combatants or to be slaughtered.

Clearly, no one in America can gain from such a war. But how to stop it? Tragically, the hated “System,” as Pierce has labeled our federal government, must do some of what Pierce and the militiamen say they fear. Federal authorities must rein in to some degree the militia leaders who talk openly about killing federal judges and assassinating other elected officials, and who espouse murdering newspaper editors and destroying banks by writing billions of dollars worth of phony checks.

In April 1996, O’Neill warned against walking into what he called “a crescendo” of anti-government feeling fueled mostly by the Waco siege of the Branch Davidian compound and the shoot-out with the Weavers at Ruby Ridge. He said the image of a U.S. Army tank, with a white star painted on the side, moving against a civilian target, contributed to the anti-government movement “more than anything else.” That thinking virtually paralyzed the FBI, leading to a long standoff during which most of the militia leaders decided they could do almost anything they wanted to do.

The American dilemma now? If we can restrain the crazy, violent, paranoid white men, conceding the existence of millions of white people who secretly sympathize with William Pierce, we will have a chance to pacify the millions of nonwhites who are more than ready to rumble.

We have gone too long without taking “the race problem” seriously enough to put it on a war footing. But we have a little time in which to try to avert the spilling of what Pierce calls “torrents–veritable rivers–of blood.”

Before the big rumble, we are going to have a propaganda war, the guts of which are discernible in this “60 Minutes” exchange between Wallace and Pierce:

 

WALLACE: (Voiceover) The central message of his novel The Turner Diaries, indeed, his own abiding conviction, is that the United States is being ruined by blacks, Hispanics, Jews–just about everyone but those he calls his people, Aryan whites.The breakdown of our society, you blame, basically, mainly on blacks and Jews.

DR. PIERCE: No, not–not primarily. I–I blame it on the fact that we have …

WALLACE: Dr. Pierce …

DR. PIERCE: … allowed this society to become excessively cosmopolitan; that we have not had real white leadership in this country.

WALLACE: That’s the buzzword; that’s the code word, “cosmopolitan.”

DR. PIERCE: Mm-hmm.

WALLACE: That’s Jews and blacks, and you know it is.

DR. PIERCE: Well, if you want to put it that way, but it involves a lot of other people, too. It involves the mestizos coming across the–our southern border. And …

WALLACE: Race mixing?

DR. PIERCE: Race mixing is–is one of the things which is causing the breakdown of American society, and the alienation of the people generally.

The people who sold me the copy of The Turner Diaries, the price hiked from $5.95 to $12.95, sent me gratis a copy of a National Vanguard Books catalog that listed dozens of racially inflammatory titles, plus many U.S. Army manuals such as Boobytraps, Incendiaries, Explosives and Demolitions, Improved Munitions Handbook, and an assortment of fiction about “Race and Revolution.”

The centerpiece of this catalog is a long article headlined WHO RULES AMERICA?, with a subhead declaring that The Alien Grip on Our News and Entertainment Media Must Be Broken. Who are the “aliens” in this tirade of hatred? Michael Eisner of Walt Disney Company and Capital Cities / ABC; Gerald M. Levin of Time Warner Inc; Sumner Redstone of Viacom; David Geffen, Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Steven Spielberg of Dream Works; the heads of the Newhouse newspapers-books-magazines-and-cable empire, Samuel and Donald Newhouse; the publisher of the New York Times, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, Jr.; and the publisher of the Washington Post, Donald Graham. You’ve guessed it. All of the people being assailed and threatened in this screed are Jews.

“The Jewish control of the American mass media is the single most important fact of life, not just in America, but in the whole world today,” this article screams. “There is nothing–plague, famine, economic collapse, even nuclear war–more dangerous to the future of our people.”

What are Jews doing to justify such extreme condemnation? The catalog says:

 

The Jew-controlled entertainment media have taken the lead in persuading a whole generation that homosexuality is a normal and acceptable way of life; that there is nothing at all wrong with White women dating or marrying Black men, or with White men marrying Asiatic women; that all races are inherently equal in ability and character–except that the character of the White race is suspect because of a history of oppressing other races; and that any effort by Whites at racial self-preservation is reprehensible.

I am sure that many Jews hate being tied to African Americans whenever the advocates of a race revolution spread their bigotry. It must be especially irritating when some African Americans like Louis Farrakhan make attacks on Jews a major thrust of their efforts to gain followers and make money. But neither Jews nor blacks can escape the fact that the white-supremacist killers wish both groups a common destiny of either expulsion from these shores or genocide.

I am one black man who wants Pierce and the militiamen to know that there will be no expulsion and no timid voluntary return to Africa.

If decent Americans become afraid to stand up to the threats and violence of the white supremacists, things will become worse very fast. Pierce and his followers will believe that they are in what he calls “a revolutionary phase” in which the federal government “can be defeated.”

The conflict that I foresee will be as crazily complex as it will be violent, cruel, and heinous. We now see the skinheads and Ku Klux Klansmen emboldened in their campaigns against blacks, Jews, Catholics. We see the Muslims at war not only against Jews, but against the Italian mayor of New York, Rudolph Giuliani, and against America as a whole, as reflected in terrorist bombings. We hear black students talk about “the basis of truth” in a speech full of anti-Semitic invective by Nation of Islam minister Khalid Muhammad at Kean College in New Jersey. We see blacks in political struggle with Hispanics. And from Los Angeles to Detroit to New York, we see a growing underclass at war against “the establishment.”

This dreadful upsurge in hurting and hatred in America, the increase in murders that are both random and born of rage, flows in part from the denied but obvious racism and contempt for the poor that were so venomous during the Reagan years, and before that from the spineless neglect and indifference of the Nixon and Ford years. But that is history. A race war of destructive proportions that will shock the world is probable because of these facts:

While President Clinton is no closet bigot, he is not as committed to racial and social equality as were Harry Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Clinton has fed the fever over welfare reform, even after discovering that “the poor must work” rhetoric was hollow, because for millions of impoverished men and women our society has no jobs, offers no training, and will not pay for day care for their children. He has gone along with the pretense that building more and more prisons at obscene costs is a solution to the crime problem. In an effort to prove that he is not “soft on crime” he has not only voiced the “rock ‘em up” mentality, but led the way to designate more federal crimes as reasons to execute offenders.

During the heat of the presidential primaries, Clinton looked like a leader only because the warring Republicans looked so atrociously unpresidential. Pat Buchanan revealed himself to be shamelessly anti-Semitic, anti-black, and anti-Hispanic, thus destroying what little chance he had of winning the GOP nomination. The winner, Bob Dole, began immediately to play the race card, as have all the winning Republican candidates since Eisenhower. They bring the race war closer, but either don’t know it or don’t care.

Sophisticated hatemongers are in their heyday in the American media. The Rush Limbaughs, Howard Sterns, Pat Buchanans, and other socially and morally blind electronic pamphleteers write the nation’s bestselling books because they moderate and dominate the nation’s most-listened-to or most-watched radio and television shows.

Limbaugh and others of his ilk have manipulated public opinion in dangerous ways.

The idea is to make Limbaugh look great while making poor people look like bums, environmentalists appear to be “wackos,” and decent-minded people look like enemies of democracy.

The politicians who love Limbaugh have virtually destroyed the social safety net in America, but they still rant about “reverse discrimination” and the so-called “special privileges” given to minorities. White male paranoia has become epidemic. This despite the fact that the median net worth of black households in this country is $4,604, or just one tenth the median net worth of white families–$44,408. The comparable figure for Hispanics is $5,345.

On talk shows and elsewhere I am frequently asked why “blacks get all the college scholarships.” The General Accounting Office report that 96 percent of all the scholarship money in America goes to whites has done little to wipe out the white cries of persecution, many inspired by the likes of Limbaugh but reverberating in political campaigns across America.

Black judges and generals, cabinet officers and columnists, and talk-show hosts and television anchors are prominent symbols of the racial progress that has taken place in this society over the last two generations. But these symbols create a veneer that hides the truth that for the overwhelming mass of black people, Hispanics, and other nonwhites, precious little has changed during the thirty years that gave us the so-called civil rights revolution.

This harsh truth was never clearer to me than on August 27, 1993, when some seventy-five thousand people marched on Washington, D.C., to commemorate the celebrated March on Washington of 1963 when the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his great “I Have a Dream” speech.

Only the most embittered flamethrowers could argue that no racial progress had been made over those thirty years. Sane people of sufficient age remembered that in 1963 petty apartheid was still a deeply ingrained way of life in the old slave states, and Jim Crow held sway over more of the North than most Yankees would admit. Black children were getting their heads battered and bloodied simply because they tried to buy a hamburger or drink a cola in Jim Crow restaurants, or even fancy department stores. Black travelers were being humiliated on buses and trains, or when they sought shelter in “white” hotels and motels. Jim Crow was king from Indianapolis, Indiana, to Indianola, Mississippi.

That 1963 March on Washington provoked the Congress to pass the Public Accommodations Act of 1964, which erased most of the ugly racism manifested in segregated movie theaters, recreation facilities, and other public places. That law gave a measure of dignity to black people. Few Americans have tried to force blacks into the backs of buses, or deny them the right to sit among whites at theaters, in restaurants, and now even in beauty parlors and dance classes. We have had problems with Denny’s and other fast-food operations, but for the most part a black man’s dollar has come to look as green and good as that of anyone else. Stores that once refused to let black women try on dresses or other garments now spend billions of dollars a year pitching their merchandise to black women.

But those who perceive a dramatic decline in racism in the United States, or who embrace Ronald Reagan’s line that it no longer exists, will point out, accurately, that black political power was relatively inconsequential in 1963.

That 1963 march struck the consciences of millions of white Americans and enabled President Johnson to secure passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. As a result, by the time of the 1993 march, blacks from Georgia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Mississippi, had been elected to Congress, and some eight thousand other black elected officials were holding office.

It was notable in 1963 that no black person had ever been a member of a President’s cabinet. In 1963 there were no black syndicated newspaper columnists, no black presidents of major white universities, no black military men who even dreamed of becoming chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. And no one listening to King’s dream would have stretched it to a belief that by 1993 blacks would have served as mayors of Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, New Orleans, and other cities.

But therein lies a damning story of the indelible curse of racism. It was only when the cities were watching their tax bases erode as affluent whites and some privileged blacks fled to suburbs, urban crime rates began to soar, and the public schools were falling into disrepair that the white power structure said: “OK, let’s turn this mess over to a black mayor. And let him have a black police chief and a black superintendent of schools. Let them wrestle with this fucking problem!”

Political leaders moved deliberately to create “black majority” districts–in some cases creating district boundaries that looked absurd. Now politicians who benefited from gerrymandering for decades are screaming that gerrymandering to benefit blacks is unconstitutional. These efforts to rip away the political power blacks have obtained also carry the seeds of violent upheaval.

Then the businessmen who called the shots moved their businesses out of the cities. And Republican Presidents, seeing that our cities were populated more and more by blacks, Hispanics, immigrants legal and mostly illegal, who tended to vote for Democrats, said the big cities could “DROP DEAD!”

The Fair Housing Act of 1968 has never been much more than a joke. Big cities such as Chicago, New York, Detroit, may be more segregated in terms of housing now than was the case twenty-eight years ago.

Jim Crow is maintained as much by bankers and mortgage companies as by hood-wearing white hoodlums. In city after city investigative reporters and others have established the fact that even a black person of exceptional prestige and large financial resources has a more difficult time getting a housing loan than a white applicant with lesser qualifications. The difficulty is magnified if the black applicant is trying to integrate public housing projects in formerly white neighborhoods! In January 1996 we saw the spectacle of FBI agents and U.S. marshals accompanying four black families, including eight children, into the Vidor Village federal housing project in Vidor, Texas, an all-white suburb of Beaumont. The Department of Housing and Urban Development had taken over the project after nine previous black residents were driven out by harassment and threats of violence.

The result is that there is no sense of community that reaches across racial lines. So walls of fear, suspicion, and hatred are maintained. And that makes the unthinkable, a race war in America, possible.

The long-heralded 1954 Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education has failed in many important respects to wipe out Jim Crow in public education and to give blacks the most basic opportunities they were guaranteed forty years ago. The University of Alabama, which once was violently opposed to the admission of any black citizen, can now field a predominantly black football team, or even an all-black basketball team. Cheering fans may think for a moment that racism has vanished. But a visitor to the public schools of Birmingham, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., or Summerton, South Carolina, sees only token integration.

Now, the most pernicious discrimination in public schooling takes place in the North–in the cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit. White flight to suburbs, gerrymandering of school district lines, unfair distributions of everything from books, computers, and discretionary funds for teachers have poisoned such relationships as exist between black and white children.

Blacks gained dignity from the Public Accommodations Act and political power from the Voting Rights Act. But the whole truth is that there can be only limited dignity and self-respect for those who live in poverty, and there is only limited political power for Americans who have no money and can afford no lobbyists or political action committees.

The curse of racism was never more evident than in the fact that while some blacks found dignity and political clout and economic opportunity over the last thirty years, the great mass of black Americans have not. And that fact lies at the heart of the breakdown of so many American families, the rise in rage and violent criminal behavior, and the worries about personal safety that we all feel.

In July 1963 unemployment was 5.1 percent for white Americans and 10.2 percent for nonwhites; in July 1993 joblessness was 6.0 for whites and 12.9 for blacks. In 1963 unemployment for white teenagers was 16.5 percent, but 31.2 percent for nonwhites; in 1993 it was 15.6 for white teenagers, but 32.7 percent for blacks. Over all these years you could bet your life that black unemployment would at any time be at least double that for whites. That is how and why black people have become the heart of America’s permanent underclass.

In 1963, people marched on Washington in part to protest the fact that the median income of black families was only 53 percent of the median income of white families. That march provoked social legislation during LBJ’s presidency that lifted black families to the point where they had $64 for every $100 available to the white family. But then came the racist “white blacklash” that wiped out the heart of Johnson’s bid for a “Great Society.” Black family income fell, so today the normal black family has $57 for every $100 available to the normal white family. That is pitiful, tragic “progress.”

No law has provided for blacks and other minorities what ought to be the most basic of civil rights: the opportunity to work and earn a decent living. I have lived through all the promises of urban renewal, the War on Poverty, Community Action programs, Community Development corporations, Model Cities, Community Development block grants, Urban Development action grants, Enterprise Zones, and now “Empowerment Zones.” But no life-changing money went into urban ghettos or the pockets of rural poverty, because slicksters already eating at the federal gravy train found ways to siphon off, or just plain steal, the monies intended to revitalize the most depressed neighborhoods. Ronald Reagan has been out of office for years now, but prosecutors are still trying to convict and imprison all the HUD officials and their co-conspirators who looted that department of billions of dollars on Reagan’s watch.

You ask why, even with all the new evidence of bigotry, greed, exploitation of the underclass, anyone would be upset enough to start a race-class war. White Americans who have not endured the roller-coaster nightmare of political promises and burgeoning hopes, followed by dashed dreams and more of the traditional neglect, deliberate abuse, and institutionalized racism will never understand why some people stop hoping and start fighting.

From the time I was in elementary school in then Jim Crow Tennessee I have heard optimists, the self-styled keepers of “the American dream,” say: “We can never change this generation of adults, but the kids will solve the problem. They haven’t been fed racism in mother’s milk.”

We are sliding headlong into terrible racial conflict that will dwarf the Los Angeles riots precisely because the baby boomers have not grown up devoted to racial equality the way we thought or hoped they would. In fact, white youngsters–the children of the baby boomers–have swallowed more of the stereotypes that engender fear and hatred in recent years than at any time I have known. Thus, when they see that white girls are fornicating promiscuously, with larger and larger percentages getting pregnant out of wedlock, a “social scientist,” Charles Murray, and his mouthpieces can alarm the nation with warnings that white girls have begun to act like black girls.

In his State of the Union address in January 1994, President Clinton exhorted the nation to “remember that even as we say no to crime, we must give people, especially our young people, something to say yes to.” He said, “We must take the guns out of their hands and give them books.”

But white denial makes good steps difficult to achieve. There are only a few white people–the skinheads, assorted Klansmen–who will openly say they are racists. But corporate boardrooms, local governments, education districts, are full of powerful men and women who are virulent bigots but will be come stridently indignant and threaten to sue if someone calls them a racist. So racism thrives, safe behind a curtain of politically correct language. What constructive things have we actually given to the millions of underclass youth that they can say yes to? Not even books. Most readers of this book will have seen on TV numerous times the wretched public schools for blacks in which there are no encyclopedias, only a few termite-ridden books, not even a magnifying glass, let alone a modern piece of scientific equipment.

For almost seven years I have run a scholarship program for black high school seniors, and I have seen needed and deserved grants go to many hundreds of youngsters who display the learning, achievement, and personal integrity manifested by children who have been given a decent chance. But I see, with growing alarm, that millions of the children who can’t get nominated for a Project Excellence scholarship have never been given a fair shake, never been offered even a tiny stake in this society.

White Americans expect blacks to say yes when they get only the backs of white people’s hands.

Do they expect black youth who are desperate for ways to make an honest dollar to say yes to 40 percent or higher unemployment?

Do they expect proud and angry young black men to say yes to a Congress that allocates billions for new prisons but refuses to fund “dead-end” public service jobs? A “dead-end” job is a blessing for all of us compared with the dead people we keep counting in our pockets of unemployment.

We are at the brink of tragic racial strife because young black men have, in shameful numbers, been given prison cells to bolster the pretense that the bureaucrats are making progress in “the war against drugs.” Bureaucrats fired the first salvos in the race war when they let the white kingpins of the drug trade, corrupt cops and sheriffs, and rich drug-buying actors, publishers, athletes, lawyers, and stockbrokers skate free.

For a generation we have seen a law enforcement version of genocide: our failed drug war has incarcerated, or destroyed the reputations of, a fourth of the young black men in this country.

And now we hear a Democratic President, Bill Clinton, endorse “boot camps” for first-time violators of the law. And Newt Gingrich urging a “wartime” stance in which the federal government builds detention camps.

Welcome to the old South Africa and Nazi Germany!

There is a limit to how much oppression black Americans will take, no matter how much comfortable African Americans such as Carl Rowan tell them that they can never match the firepower of national guardsmen, or the troops that would surely be deployed to put down a black rebellion. Surely the Mayan Indians in Mexico’s southern state of Chiapas knew that their Zapatista National Liberation Army was no match for the military power that Mexico’s corrupt then-president Carlos Salinas de Gortari could throw against them. But rage and desperation provoked the Indians to seize San Cristobal de las Casas and other towns and villages, to take over a radio station, bust open a prison, take many hostages, and make it clear that life in Mexico could never be the same. They wouldn’t take it anymore.

If Gingrich and others think 33 million black people will accept his “stockades” in dumb docility, they had better ponder these facts:

 

* In every war, in every crisis, no group of Americans has been more loyal than African Americans. But the African American potential for destruction is incalculable should even a thousand desperately angry blacks become allies of the foreign terrorists who wish to do great harm to this country. The gates to the new concentration camps will swing shut much too late to stop those who think it is time for rebellion.* There are now five million or more Muslims living in the United States, a million in deeply troubled California alone, and close to a million in New York. Some 42 percent of the Muslim residents are United States-born African Americans. We would be fools to assume that they will listen only to moderate black pacifists. Louis Farrakhan was surely referring to them when he said in Iran that “God will give the Muslims the honor of destroying America.”

Let me reiterate that black involvement in a race war will largely be reactive–a response to deliberate provocations by the soul brothers of William Pierce and the other white supremacists, but also to those “law and order” Americans whose abuses of the criminal justice system drive blacks to say, “We’ve had enough!” It will be for the most part a black-versus-white war, because the rapidly growing Latin American population has not yet quite learned that the paranoiacs who spew forth rhetoric about killing to save the white race have no more respect for brown people than they do for black people. But Hispanics are sure to learn a lot faster than most Americans think. That is why from the White House to Capitol Hill to the largest and smallest city halls in America, there should be no priority greater than making the moves of justice that will prevent a race war.

You are saying, perhaps, that there can’t possibly be provocations that are serious enough to provoke a race war. Then you have no idea of what goes on in America every day. Consider, for example:

Two Days in December

It was December 6, 1995, a routine night at Fort Bragg, near the Fayetteville, North Carolina, home of the fabled 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army. Many of the fifteen thousand members of this elite unit just sat around drinking beer–not yet sobered by the prospect of having to do duty in Bosnia or any other trouble spot.

One small gathering of drinkers included Private James N. Burmeister II, twenty, of Thompson, Pennsylvania, Private Malcolm Wright, twenty-one, of Lexington, Kentucky, and Specialist Randy Lee Meadows, Jr., twenty-one, of Mulkeytown, Illinois–all Caucasians. With each beer, Burmeister spoke with more agitation about wanting to earn his “spider web tattoo”–a symbol that he had committed a murder “for the cause.” The “cause,” later testimony showed, was white supremacy and the right-wing political agenda.

According to police and court records, Burmeister and Wright set out that December night, with Meadows driving, to find some black people to harass. They came upon a black man, Michael James, thirty-six, and a black woman, Jackie Burden, twenty-seven. After racial insults were hurled, one of the military men shot the two blacks to death.

Police arrested Burmeister and Wright on charges of first degree murder. They charged Meadows with two counts of conspiracy to commit murder.

When police searched Burmeister’s rented room, they realized that these were not random, drunken killings. They found a Nazi flag, white-supremacist literature, pamphlets on Adolf Hitler and Nazi Germany, and a videotape of the movie Natural Born Killers. Among the hate literature was a clandestine newsletter published at Fort Bragg called The Resister. A group called “Special Forces Underground” was publishing this newsletter, which in recent issues had railed against the United Nations, opposed United States policy in Haiti, and declared support for “individual rights, strict constitutionalism, limited government, isolationism, laissez-faire capitalism and republicanism.” Police also found a 9mm Ruger that they said was used to execute Mr. James and Ms. Burden.

When Burmeister, Wright, and Meadows admitted that they were skinheads–a neo-Nazi white-supremacy group that in recent years has become increasingly violent across most of the nation–military authorities at Fort Bragg and in Washington were aghast. Could a brutal, racist, revolutionary group have invaded the army and its celebrated “special forces” in such a frightening way? They must have remembered the two army men who had become buddies at Fort Riley, Kansas, and had been accused of bombing a federal building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. And just two months earlier, at Fort Bragg, a sergeant had been charged with a predawn sniper attack on soldiers who were warming up for a morning run. He had killed one member of the 82nd Airborne and wounded eighteen others.

Here were killings far more disturbing than any number of hate-inspired assaults by whites on blacks, Jews, Asians, and homosexuals. Here was a possible cancer within America’s most vital military forces, an affliction of right-wing hatred that would leave everyone, including the President, vulnerable to wanton murder.

Naturally, neither Pentagon nor White House officials wanted to portray the problem as a national security threat. On December 12, Secretary of the Army Togo D. West, Jr., announced a worldwide investigation of the presence of political extremists in army ranks, and a determination to oust from the military the hate groups that seemed to be gaining influence in American life. But West’s announcement was shrouded in a maze of military mumbo jumbo and political caveats about what the country could do or should do about, or to, haters in military uniforms.

The Pentagon said army regulations prohibit soldiers from active participation in groups that espouse supremacist causes, attempt to create illegal discrimination based on race, creed, religion, or sex, or that advocate the use of violence. The Pentagon said soldiers are discouraged, but not prohibited, from merely being members of hate groups, receiving mail from them, or attending their meetings while off duty.

Lieutenant Colonel Kenneth McGraw, spokesman for the Special Operations Command at Fort Bragg, told the media that the extremists who published The Resister and opposed U.S. policies were not in violation of any regulations.

Was anything being said, or planned, that would deter those ready to kill to earn a tattoo? Or even those military men who printed in The Resister things that went to the heart of the army’s ability to fulfill a mission? Such as:

“The U.S. military has become a slave service for the wealth redistribution schemes of internationalists and gangs of weeping do-gooder mystics. One need simply note the circling of media carrion eaters to predict in which third world toilet these altruists will flush hundreds of millions of U.S. tax dollars and the lives of U.S. servicemen. Peacekeeping is a monumental fraud.”

Secretary West said that he believes the extremists of Christian militia mentality or other haters “are not a sizable proportion of our Army.” But the question arises, “How large, how well-organized, do these groups have to be if they have access to army training, army weapons, army secrets?”

Burmeister was not the only unheeded symptom of racial troubles in the military. Race riots had occurred in Korea years before. The navy had had hate-based eruptions on some ships. White members of hate groups on army bases in Germany wrote racial slurs on the cars of black soldiers. Skinhead groups in Colorado armed themselves with guns stolen by sympathizers on military bases.

Sad to say, the upsurge of violent racism in armed groups in America involves more than the United States Army, Navy, and Marine Corps. It now includes every police force in any city and county in America. the National Guard, federal agencies, and even some private “protective” groups.

On that December day in 1995 when Secretary West declared his intention to ferret out the haters in the army, I reacted with pessimism. I explained why with these words:

 

Do you remember that half a year ago we were shocked by revelations about an orgy of racism by law enforcement officers at a “Good Ol’ Boys Roundup” in Tennessee? White officials and ordinary agents of the FBI, the Secret Service, the Customs Service, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service, the Internal Revenue Service, the Immigration and Naturalization Service, the Bureau of Prisons, and even the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police would gather in Ocoee, Tenn., hiding behind a “Nigger Check Point,” to get drunk and vent their racism. Employees of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms had begun this event, called “sickening” by President Clinton, in 1985.ATF Director John W. Magaw and the heads of the other law enforcement agencies promised investigations in July. Even though there are videotapes of some of their employees attending those “roundups of hatred,” we haven’t seen a single report of any punishment being meted out to anyone.

It’s time we faced the fact that some people–white, black, brown, or whatever–have violent, authoritarian personalities. The only places where they can legally get a gun, bayonet, or baton and occasionally use them to maim or kill is in a law enforcement agency or the military. We know about the crisis they have brought to the policing of America’s cities. We are learning, much too late, of the frightening problems these authoritarians, especially those driven by hate, are bringing to our legitimate military–and to the “militias” that are springing up.

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How do you change a primitive nature?

How do you change a primitive nature?

Category: A Conversation About Race, America Is Becoming A Third World Country, Blacks, Chicago Crime, Crime, Diversity Is Our Greatest Strength, Racism Schmacism

Angry black man lashes out at the thug culture rampant among his fellow blacks after his parents are murdered for their Cadillac:

A member of the McClendon family is blaming the “thug mentality” in the black community for the slaying of his parents and said black leaders have “to wake up” to change it and “come to grips that our pathologies run deep.”

Theodore McClendon early this morning posted a 3-minute videoclip entitled “AddressingThug-Life” on the Facebook social networking site in which he also said that “this kind of intimidation has to stop.”

McClendon and his brother Garrard, a CLTV host, are two of three sons of Milton and Ruby McClendon of Hammond, Ind., an African-American couple whose bodies were found in a south suburban Cook County forest preserve Monday afternoon. Their missing green Cadillac was found abandoned on the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago early Wednesday morning.
Early this afternoon, a source close to the family said funeral arrangements would be completed this afternoon.

In addition, the source said, 10 FBI agents have joined the investigation.

In the moody and darkly lighted video, Theodore McClendon said “the thug mentality is what killed my parents.” He said the people who killed them saw the couple’s classic American car, the kind “that thugs want so they can really soup it up.” So they just decided to take it, he said.

“My parents happened to be the unfortunate victim of their immaturity and their thugism, and quite frankly to their primitive nature,” he said. “We got to change this. Unless we change this we are doomed to have an uncivilized society. We are doomed to live in a quagmire of primordial existence. Unless we change it.

“But we got to admit it. That’s where black leaders have to wake up. Black leaders have to come to grips that our pathologies run deep.

“Despite the causes of black pathologies, we must understand they exist. We need to address them rather than to blame external forces, blame economics, blame the white man. Blame something that’s not going to solve anything.

“You got to admit our shortcomings… That’s what we got to do.”

 

Africans and Europeans are very distantly related

New research shows that the ancestors of Europeans and West Africans split around 140,000 years ago.

Very interesting paper in PLoS Genetics, Inferring the Joint Demographic History of Multiple Populations from Multidimensional SNP Frequency Data. Here’s the author summary:

The demographic history of our species is reflected in patterns of genetic variation within and among populations. We developed an efficient method for calculating the expected distribution of genetic variation, given a demographic model including such events as population size changes, population splits and joins, and migration. We applied our approach to publicly available human sequencing data, searching for models that best reproduce the observed patterns. Our joint analysis of data from African, European, and Asian populations yielded new dates for when these populations diverged. In particular, we found that African and Eurasian populations diverged around 100,000 years ago. This is earlier than other genetic studies suggest, because our model includes the effects of migration, which we found to be important for reproducing observed patterns of variation in the data. We also analyzed data from European, Asian, and Mexican populations to model the peopling of the Americas. Here, we find no evidence for recurrent migration after East Asian and Native American populations diverged. Our methods are not limited to studying humans, and we hope that future sequencing projects will offer more insights into the history of both our own species and others.

And from the abstract:

We infer divergence between West African and Eurasian populations 140 thousand years ago (95% confidence interval: 40-270 kya). This is earlier than other genetic studies, in part because we incorporate migration. We estimate the European (CEU) and East Asian (CHB) divergence time to be 23 kya (95% c.i.: 17-43 kya), long after archeological evidence places modern humans in Europe. Finally, we estimate divergence between East Asians (CHB) and Mexican-Americans (MXL) of 22 kya (95% c.i.: 16.3-26.9 kya), and our analysis yields no evidence for subsequent migration.

I would keep in mind these 95% confidence intervals, but I immediately wondered about this European-East Asian divergence time just like Dienekes.

 

Budget deficit triples (yes, triples!) in 2009

Budget deficit triples (yes, triples!) in 2009
One of the major causes is falling tax revenues.

Two years ago, I wrote the article, “One, Two, Three … Infinity,” in which I compared to the ever-increasing government spending plans to a book by George Gamow that I read in school in the 1950s.

My use of that particular phrase was to convey the idea that American debt was on an exponential growth path that would not be stopped except by a major financial collapse and crisis.

As if to prove the point, the Congressional Business Office has announced that for the fiscal year ending on September 30, 2009, the budget deficit was $1.4 trillion, more than tripling the record 2008 deficit of $459 billion. There is absolutely no reason to believe that any steps will be taken to prevent the deficit from doubling or tripling again next year.


Annual tax revenues <font size=-2>(Source: CNN)</font>
Annual tax revenues (Source: CNN)

One major reason is the collapse in tax revenues. As I wrote two months ago in “US tax revenues fall sharply, the most since 1932,” tax revenues for fiscal 2009 have fallen by almost 50% from last year.

Other reasons include the bailouts and stimulus packages.

Stein’s Law: If something cannot go on forever, then it won’t.

It is mathematically impossible for this rapid exponential growth to continue indefinitely. It is politically impossible to end this rapid exponential growth without a major financial crisis. Therefore, it will be stopped only by a major financial crisis that includes a major stock market crash.

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the Financial Topics thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Read the entire thread for discussions on how to protect your money.) (8-Oct-2009) Permanent Link

 

 

The current stock market bubble correlates with bailouts and stimulus

The current stock market bubble correlates with bailouts and stimulus
This is another refutation of Richard Koo’s stimulus theories.

An analysis posted on the “Jesse’s Café Américain” blog provides an explanation for the current stock market bubble that’s been soaring since March. The analysis shows that stimulus, bailout and quantitative easing money from the government is highly correlated to the current stock market bubble, implying that this government money is pouring into stocks and boosting this new bubble.

The following graph of the adjusted monetary base provides an indication of the amount of money that’s been injected into the economy by means of bailouts, stimulus and quantitative easing:


Adjusted monetary base <font size=-2>(Source: Jesse's Café Américain)</font>
Adjusted monetary base (Source: Jesse’s Café Américain)

The above graph shows that the monetary base has expanded from $900 billion in late 2008 to $1.9 trillion today, a $1 trillion increase in the last year.

But where has that $1 trillion gone?

In the past, I’ve posted several discussions on presentations by Richard C. Koo, Chief Economist at Nomura Research Institute, on the experience of the 1930s Great Depression and the 1990-2005 “lost decade” in Japan. (See, for example “Fiscal stimulus programs in 1930s and today.”)

The theory presented by Koo is the entire basis in mainstream macroeconomic theory justifying the large stimulus programs being implemented by the Obama administration, as well as by countries around the world. As explained in the Koo presentations, this theory is based on the following assumption: That the stimulus money will first create jobs, and then will return to the Treasury in the form of bond purchases, because there’s nowhere else for the money to go.

So where has all the money gone?

It certainly hasn’t gone into bank lending, as the following graph shows:


Total bank credit <font size=-2>(Source: Jesse's Café Américain)</font>
Total bank credit (Source: Jesse’s Café Américain)

The above graph shows that bank lending has plummeted, even as $1 trillion in bailouts, stimulus and quantitative easing has poured into the economy.

This is what’s expected from Koo’s concept of “balance sheet recession,” his name for a deflationary spiral. During such a period, assets are destroyed, but debts remain, so everyone is in debt. People and businesses refuse to go even deeper into debt, and instead of spending any money they have, they either save it or use it to pay down debt. Either way, it goes into a bank, which (according to Koo) uses the money to purchase government bonds, thus returning the money to the Treasury. But the bank does not risk lending the money out, which is consistent with the above graph.

But what if the money was somehow being used to buy stocks? There’s certainly a correlation, as shown by the following graphs of the S&P 500 price/earnings ratio (also called “valuations”):


Price/earnings ratios, based on operating earnings and reported earnings <font size=-2>(Source: Jesse's Café Américain)</font>
Price/earnings ratios, based on operating earnings and reported earnings (Source: Jesse’s Café Américain)

Notice that the as-reported P/E ratios began skyrocketing at exactly the same time that the stimulus money started pouring out. Also notice that the operating earnings P/E ratio has also been soaring.

(For a discussion of “operating” versus “as reported” earnings, see “Wall Street Journal sharply revises its fantasy price/earnings computations.”)

The following graph overlays the monetary base with the reported earnings P/E ratio:


Monetary base overlaid with price/earnings ratios based on reported earnings <font size=-2>(Source: Jesse's Café Américain)</font>
Monetary base overlaid with price/earnings ratios based on reported earnings (Source: Jesse’s Café Américain)

These graphs show that the bailouts, stimulus and quantitative easing are highly correlated with this years stock market bubble. Correlation doesn’t imply causation, of course, but the size and duration of this year’s stock market bubble has been extremely puzzling, and this correlation provides a highly credible explanation.

This is an extremely significant conclusion because it strikes at the heart at the macroeconomic justification for the massive stimulus programs. For stimulus to work, it’s absolutely essential that the stimulus money create jobs and then come back into the Treasury through saving and debt reduction.

If the money is being channeled into the stock market, then much of it will “leak” out of the country into investments in other countries, thus defeating the purpose of the stimulus.

How much longer can this go on? How long can the Fed and the Treasury pour out hundreds of billions of dollars to expand the stock market bubble? That can’t be predicted, of course, but every bubble has to burst some time, and all it would take is some surprise event to trigger a panic.

The “Jesse’s Café Américain” article contains another interesting chart:


Wealth disparity -- income share of top .01% of the population -- 1913 to present <font size=-2>(Source: Jesse's Café Américain)</font>
Wealth disparity — income share of top .01% of the population — 1913 to present (Source: Jesse’s Café Américain)

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I’ve often wondered about the wealth disparity and income inequality statistics. I’ve been reading for years that income inequality has been increasing, and I felt intuitively that this had to be related to the generational financial cycle.

This graph supports the conclusion that income inequality is a generational trend. It seems that income inequality increases substantially during the generational stock market, real estate and credit bubbles, and then presumably crashes along with the stock market.

In fact, we can think of wealth disparity as just one more bubble that’s still growing today, and will crash along with the other bubbles.

I was shocked earlier this year when Citibank, Bank of America and other banks announced that they would continue paying million dollar bonuses. These and other banks had caused the financial crisis by creating worthless structured securities and fraudulently selling them to investors. Paying big bonuses to people who defrauded the public for years is, at the very least, a public relations disaster.

What’s become apparent in the last few months is that this disaster goes far beyond simple public relations. Citibank, Bank of America and other banks have been screwing and gouging their own customers in order to provide the cash flow to justify the million dollar bonuses. Stories abound about banks arbitrarily raising interest rates to 30%, doubling or tripling minimum payments, or engineering phony fees of hundreds or thousands of dollars per customer.

In one sense, this should be no surprise at all. The same people who made billions of dollars selling worthless structured securities to investors are now making billions of dollars by gouging their own customers. They’ve changed only their methods, not their patterns of behavior.

As I’ve mentioned several times on this web site, when I was growing up in the 1950s, my parents and my teachers really hated bankers, but I never understood why. I sure understand why today. Bankers did exactly the same kinds of things in the 1930s that they’re doing today. Many bankers went to jail by the end of the 1930s, and the rest of them were hated for decades.

If you look at the narrative that I’ve presented in this article, you can see some ironies. These banks have received hundreds of billions of dollars in bailout money, and are benefiting from the stimulus and quantitative easing programs. They aren’t lending any of this money to consumers, since credit card defaults might reach as high as 10-15%, and they’re evidently not investing the cash in safe Treasuries. Instead, a lot of the money is being channeled into stock market bubble, and when that bubble bursts, they’re going to lose much more money than they would have from credit card defaults.

That’s not all. If you look at the last graph above, the wealth disparity graph, and you see what happened in the 1930s, then you can predict what’s going to happen before long now. That wealth disparity is going to disappear, as the Principle of Maximum Ruin catches up with the bankers who have been perpetrating all these misdeeds, defrauding investors and gouging customers. It’s a modern morality play.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, you can see how the circle is closing. I know that long-time readers of this web site are sick and tired of hearing me endlessly talk about the “The nihilism and self-destructiveness of Generation X,” and how the lethal combination of greedy, nihilistic Gen-Xers, along with greedy, incompetent Boomers, has brought about the current financial disaster.

Now we’re beginning to see how the people in this lethal combination used destruction and nihilism to lay the seeds for their own self-destruction. Not only will most of them lose all their ill-gotten wealth, but many of them will go to jail. The rest will be hated for decades.

To that end, a significant criminal trial began on Tuesday. Two former Bear Stearns executives, Ralph Cioffi and Matthew Tannin are charged with securities fraud and face 20 years in prison if convicted.

It’s no surprise that Bear Stearns executives defrauded investors. (See, for example, “Bear Stearns bails out defaulting hedge funds, preventing broad market meltdown.”) But there’s increasing momentum in public opinion building that people who perpetrated this fraud should be punished, just like the 1930s.

As I’ve said many times, there’s no doubt whatsoever that fraud was rampant. It was absolutely clear by 2006 that the real estate bubble was bursting, and that the computerized risk models that had been used to justify the creation of mortgage-backed structured securities were based on incorrect assumptions. If investment bankers had been honest, then they would have warned their investors that something was wrong. Instead, they redoubled their efforts to sell these securities (now called “toxic assets”), paying themselves huge commissions for each sale. Thus, there’s absolutely no doubt at all that massive fraud was going on. However, this is all circumstantial evidence, not enough to convict anyone in court.

And political figures are just as guilty as investment bankers. This has nothing to do with any political party. You have Robert Rubin from the Clinton administration, Henry Paulson from the Bush administration, and Larry Summers from the Obama administration — all of them made many millions of dollars participating in this fraud, and they’re still running things. Journalists are to blame as well. They’ve lied about this fraud because they didn’t want to lose advertisers.

In the Ralph Cioffi / Matthew Tannin case that begins today, prosecutors have obtained the e-mail messages they exchanged in March 2007. These messages indicate that they were telling each other that the funds were likely to crash, while they were telling investors that they were solid. If prosecutors obtain a conviction against Cioffi and Tannin, then they will have opened the door to obtaining convictions against other investment bankers.

This brings us back to the original subject of this article. Cioffi and Tannin are typical of an entire generation of investment bankers, real estate execs, politicians, journalists, and others who believe that rules don’t apply to them, and they’re allowed to screw anyone they want to make as much money as they want. The bailout, stimulus and quantitative easing money is supposed to be used for consumer loans and job creation. Instead, it’s being channeled into the stock market bubble, undoubtedly by people who are paying themselves fat commissions for brokering stock purchases. This causes even more damage to the economy in general, and encourages ordinary investors to invest in the bubble, and risk losing everything.

In other words, the same people who created the financial crisis for their own gain are now prolonging and worsening the financial crisis, for their own gain.

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the Financial Topics thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Read the entire thread for discussions on how to protect your money.) (14-Oct-2009) Permanent Link

The global housing bubble began in the mid-1990s.
This completely explodes the myth that Alan Greenspan caused the housing bubble.

A few weeks ago, I posted the article “The housing bubble began in 1995.” Tha article was based on an analysis that showed that the American housing bubble began in 1995.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, that conclusion makes perfect sense. The dot-com stock market bubble also began in 1995. Both bubbles occurred just as the generations of survivors of the 1930s Great Depression were all disappearing (retiring or dying), all at once. Those people had pursued risk-averse investment policies for decades, but by the mid-1990s, they were replaced in senior management positions by Boomers who had no regard for old fogey risk aversion.

Now, a new report by McKinsey Global Institute completes the picture.

Consider this graph from the report:


Housing price index in various countries, 1970-2008 <font size=-2>(Source: McKinsey Global Institute)</font>
Housing price index in various countries, 1970-2008 (Source: McKinsey Global Institute)

This graph shows that, just as in the United States, housing prices in many countries around the world soared, starting in the mid-1990s.

It is thus completely impossible for Alan Greenspan’s Fed to have caused the housing bubble by lowering interest rates in the 2002-2005 time frame.

What this DOES show is that the same generational changes that occurred in America also occurred in countries around the world. This is not surprising, since the 1930s Great Depression was a worldwide event, not restricted to the United States.

An interesting exception is Japan, whose real estate bubble began in the mid-1980s — also at the same time as the beginning of their own stock market bubble! (See “Japan’s real estate crash may finally end after 16 years” for a complete analysis.) And that is also precisely the time that the survivors of Japan’s previous generational stock market crash (1919) all retired and died.

I’m always hearing from people who say that “you haven’t proven any of the claims you make about Generational Dynamics, and the things you’ve gotten right are just lucky guesses.” Well, I don’t know how much more proof you need, and Generational Dynamics seems to produce one “lucky guess” prediction after another. (See “Generational Dynamics forecasting methodology” and “List of major Generational Dynamics predictions.”)

The analysis that the global housing bubble began in the 1990s in multiple countries around the world really completes the picture, and provides almost irrefutable evidence of the validity of the Generational Dynamics analysis of the financial crisis.

There’s plenty of criticism these days of mainstream macroeconomics, which has totally failed to predict the financial crisis, and mis-predicted many things. (I was reminded this weekend that Ben Bernanke said early in 2008 that the “subprime mortgage crisis was completely contained,” and would not affect the broader economy.) And yet, mainstream economists seem to have some kind of neuron dislocations in their brains, that make it impossible for them to understand generational explanations of macroeconomic trends, no matter how obvious the generational explanation is. If economists began incorporating generational theory into their macroeconomic models, then they’d finally start producing more accurate results, though they may not like what they get.

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the Financial Topics thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Read the entire thread for discussions on how to protect your money.) (12-Oct-2009) Permanent Link

 

Nouriel Roubini apparently is predicting a global market crash

Nouriel Roubini apparently is predicting a global market crash

Many others are experiencing a “sense of foreboding,” according to Gillian Tett of the Financial Times. In a recent article, Tett quotes a banker correspondent:

 

“Forget about the events of the past 12 months. … The punters are back punting as aggressively as ever. Highly leveraged short-term trades are back in vogue as players … jostle to load up on everything from Reits [real estate investment trusts] and commercial property, commodities, emerging markets and regular stocks and bonds. …Any sense of control is being chucked out of the window. After the dotcom boom and bust it took a good few years for the market to get its collective mojo back [but] this time it has taken just a few months. … Was October 2008 just a dress rehearsal for the crash when this latest bubble bursts?”

Tett concludes by saying, “It is crystal clear that the longer that money remains ultra cheap, the more traders will have an incentive to gamble (particularly if they privately suspect that today’s boom will be short-lived and want to score big over the next year). Somehow all this feels horribly familiar; I just hope that my sense of foreboding turns out to be wrong.”

The title of Tett’s article is “Rally fuelled by cheap money brings a sense of foreboding.” She refers to the same facts that I referenced a couple of weeks ago in the article “The current stock market bubble correlates with bailouts and stimulus,” Since that time, it’s been more and more widely recognized that the current stock market rally is being fueled by governments around the world pouring out free or low-cost money, via central banks and fiscal policy.

On CNBC on Monday morning, NYU professor Nouriel Roubini discussed explicitly how central banker policy was creating a “wall of liquidity” that was feeding a new worldwide asset bubble, growing larger than the last one. Along the way, he appears to be predicting a global market clash with near certainty.

The following is my transcription. The lines in brackets [] are paraphrases of interviewer questions.

 

“[Could we see the stock market run continue?]Yes, in the short run what’s happening is that there’s a wall of liquidity, not just in the United States but around the world, that’s chasing assets — it’s equities, it’s commodities, it’s gold, it’s emerging market asset classes.


Nouriel Roubini <font face=Arial size=-2>(Source: CNBC)</font>
Nouriel Roubini (Source: CNBC)

And now we have even the mother of all carry trades. Everyone is borrowing short, shorting the dollar, borrowing and investing in assets all over the world. Global equities, comodities, credit, emerging market asset classes.

The risk is however, right now people are borrowing at zero percent interest rates in the United States. Effectively the rate of borrowing is negative, because with the dollar falling — ?? in the capital gain, — you’re buying any asset around the world. All these assets are perfectly correlated.

Eventually, the dollar cannot keep on falling. Once the dollar stops falling, it reverses. You have a sudden reversal of the dollar, you have to close your shorts, you have to dump assets, and you could have a market crash all over the world. That’s a risk.

[Is that anywhere near happening?]

No, it’s not near happening because for the time being the Fed is keeping short rates at zero, expected to remain zero, and the Fed is becoming the biggest seller of volatility because it’s buying $1.8 trillion of Treasuries, agency debt and RMBSs, so volatility on the long end is low, and on the short end is zero, so this game is played until ????.

[Question about central banks]

There’s a gap between what you have to do for the real economy, and what you have to do for financial stability. The real economy is still weak. There’s deflation actually in the economy. Look at the cycle 2001-2006. They kept the fund rates all the way down to 1% through 2004, three years after the recession was over. Then they did step by step [raises of] 25 basis points every six weeks.

This time it’s the same, only worse. Output has fallen 4%, not 0.4%. Unemployment rate is going to peak at 10%, not at 6.5. We have actual deflation rather than risk of deflation.

So if the Fed wants to target the real economy and avoid deflation, it has to keep the Fed funds rate at 0 for longer. But if it does that, then you create another huge asset bubble.

With the carry trade, that asset bubble is now becoming global, and everyone has to follow U.S. monetary policy by intervening in a non-sterilized way. That eases money at reduced rates, and therefore we’re exporting our monetary policy to the rest of the world.

And that’s leading to a global asset bubble. And once there’s the unraveling of that carry trade that eventually is going to occur, because the dollar cannot keep on falling, then you can have a market crash on a global basis.

[q: Is this current asset bubble worse than the one that preceded the fall of Lehman?]

It could become worse because if the Fed keeps the rates at zero, and if the Fed keeps controlling and reducing volatility on the long end, then everybody is playing the same game. Everybody is buying dollars and going long in risky assets all over the world.

[Have we put out one fire, only to create another one?]

I think we have two objectives here — stabilize the real economy, and avoid financial instability. But we’re using one target, the Fed funds rate, to target the real economy, but we’re creating a new asset bubble, bigger than the previous one, and that’s a mistake we’re doing right now.”

Roubini’s reasoning can be summarized as follows:

 

  • The Fed’s zero percent interest rate policy is creating a “wall of liquidity.”
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  • Investors are using the carry trade — borrowing dollars at zero interest rates, and buying risky assets around the world — equities, commodities, emerging market asset classes. This is creating a new asset bubble, bigger than the previous ones.
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  • This will continue as long as the dollar keeps falling. But eventually the dollar MUST stop falling.
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  • At that point, the carry trade will reverse, and investors will have to return the dollars they’ve borrowed. This means that they’ll all sell their equities, commodities, emerging market asset classes, all at the same time, creating a global market crash.

I’ve read through this transcript several times, and I don’t see that he’s left much doubt that this is going to happen. The only point of ambiguity in what he’s saying is the timing. He says that it won’t happen soon because the Fed will keep interest rates low for a while, but surely he realizes that isn’t the issue. The trigger will not be the Fed funds rate, which is set by policy; the trigger will be the ending of the fall of the dollar, and that’s set by the market. And with deflation already occurring, the dollar could stop falling at any time, irrespective of the Fed funds rate.

As usual, you have to ask the question, “What would Nouriel Roubini say if he believed that a global market crash was imminent?”

And the answer is that he’d be saying what he said in the above transcript.

He wouldn’t be talking about a global market crash at all if he thought it was a distant possibility; the fact that he seems to predict it indicates that he believes that it could happen in the near future.

I’ve always been puzzled by what people like Nouriel Roubini and Ben Bernanke really believe. As I’ve been saying for seven years, a market crash MUST occur with 100% probability by applying the Law of Mean Reversion. I don’t expect the man on the street to understand the Law of Mean Reversion, but I DO expect professors of economics at NYU and Princeton to understand the Law of Mean Reversion.

This is the first time that I’ve heard Roubini, or indeed any major financial official in Washington or around the world, predict a market crash. This is a big change in opinion by Roubini, or at least a big change in what he’s saying.

From the point of view of Generational Dynamics, the increasingly reckless behavior of financial institutions explains why there MUST be a major stock market crash, and that the worst, by far, is yet to come.

Citibank is an archetypal example of what’s going on. The financial engineers and managers at Citibank were prime perpetrators in defrauding investors and the public in creating structured securities that are now called “toxic assets,” and they did so in such a way that they could pay themselves billions of dollars irrespective of how many other people lost everything.

And now those same people at Citibank are charging millions of their own customers 30% interest, and using the money to pay themselves hundreds of millions of dollars in additional bonuses. This appears to me (as a non-lawyer) to be criminal extortion. Citibank appears to be turning into a criminal organization.

I’ve been talking for several years about the debauched and depraved abuse of credit that we’ve seen in financial institutions, and I’ve been increasingly sickened and disgusted as I’ve seen it get worse and worse, as long-time readers of this web site are well aware. But I just can’t find the words to describe what I’m seeing today in Citibank and elsewhere. I’ve lived a long life in America, and I’ve seen individual examples of criminal behavior, including such people as Bernie Madoff. But I’ve never seen any behavior so nauseating and loathsome as I’m seeing in Citibank and other places. I truly believe that many of these people are going to go to jail, as their counterparts did in the 1930s, and no one will be happier to see that than I will.

But getting back to the generational point, you can see why there MUST be a major stock market crash. The portion of the crisis that’s occurred so far has done nothing to curb the behavior of financial engineers and managers at Citibank in using fraud and extortion to pay themselves million dollar bonuses. The only thing that will stop them, and other bankers like them, is a financial crisis that will destroy Citibank itself. (This is why I often talk about the “The nihilism and self-destructiveness of Generation X.”) Citibank gouging and screwing their own customers with 30% interest rates is so self-destructive that it almost appears to be a last act of desperation.

(Comments: For reader comments, questions and discussion, see the Financial Topics thread of the Generational Dynamics forum. Read the entire thread for discussions on how to protect your money.) (27-Oct-2009)

The Vitter-Bennett Census Amendment—Count Citizens, Stop Swamping America!

The Vitter-Bennett Census Amendment—Count Citizens, Stop Swamping America!

By Washington Watcher

In our Politically Correct age, the fact that the U.S. Constitution counted African Americans as three fifths of a person for the purpose of apportionment is regularly bemoaned.

But it’s less noted that those who wanted blacks to be counted as full persons did not do so out of egalitarian principle. They were delegates from the Southern states aiming to increase their political power by having slaves counted.

Similarly today, the Left wants to use the Census to entrench its political power by ensuring that as many illegal aliens as possible get counted. This would increase Congressional representation, because apportionment is on the basis of population not citizenship, skew the Electoral College to immigrant-impacted states, and (of course) mean yet more taxpayer-funded goodies for Hispanics.

The Census Bureau actively promotes this effort. It wants U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to suspend immigration enforcement during the count.

In 1980, 1990 and in 2000, the late unlamented Immigration and Naturalization Service did suspend immigration raids during the census. Back then, there were significantly fewer illegal aliens, and even less enforcement of our immigration laws. Suspending enforcement today would be an even bigger affront to the rule of law than it was in the last three censuses. Fortunately, Americans are much more outraged over illegal immigration, so it is unlikely this will become policy.

But the Bureau will spend an estimated $300 million to maximize the number of immigrants counted. Its tools include Public Service Announcements in English and Spanish, “Immigrant Awareness” posters, and multilingual survey forms.

More disturbingly, “Part of the outreach will occur through Census Bureau alliances with institutions such as churches and ethnic organizations to inform communities and overcome fears of working with the federal government.” [To accurately count immigrants, 2010 census will include outreach in more languages, by Juliana Barbassa, Associated Press, October 14, 2009]

One of these “alliances” is with the notorious ethnic lobby National Council of La Raza allies. According to La Raza itself:

“In 1990 NCLR became one of five national organizations to form the first group of “Census Information Centers.” (CIC) The CIC program partners, now expanded to include 60 organizations in the 50 states and in Puerto Rico, work with the U.S. Bureau of the Census to:

  • Educate members of their community on how to access and use Census data.
  • Motivate and train non-traditional data users to use Census data and apply the data to their needs.
  • Work collaboratively with the Census Bureau to support ongoing data collection activities and to raise awareness about the importance of Census data.

“As a result of its long relationship with the Census Bureau, NCLR has been able to produce numerous analyses, fact sheets, and other products that include social and economic data on the Hispanic population, and to increase dissemination of Census data to the members of the NCLR affiliate network.” [NCLR Census Information Center, National Council for La Raza’s website]

It goes without saying that groups like La Raza have every incentive to do what they can to overcount the number of Hispanics. Until they were thoroughly exposed and disgraced, ACORN was also a partner with the Census.

Not all Open Borders groups want Hispanics to participate in the Census. The National Coalition of Latino Clergy & Christian Leaders is calling “for a boycott, asking for non-cooperation with the Census, until there’s just and comprehensive immigration reform and legal status for everybody.” [Census Boycott Splits Latinos, by Marcello Ballvé, New America Media, September 23, 2009]

Nonetheless, the bulk of the organized Hispanic lobbies are on board with working with the Census Bureau.

The New York Times recently ran an editorial headlined How to Waste Money and Ruin the Census. [October 19, 2009]. Was it opposed to giving hundreds of millions of tax dollars to help left wing groups count illegal aliens—and in turn get billions of dollars in federal funding?

Of course not! It was referring to a common-sense solution to the illegal immigration problem. Senators David Vitter (R-LA) and Robert Bennett (R-UT) have proposed an amendment to the census appropriation bill requiring that the Census ask residents being counted for their citizenship and immigration status, and that Congress not include non-citizens for the purpose of apportionment.

According to the NYT, “Mr. Vitter’s demand would delay the count, could skew the results and would certainly make it even harder to persuade minorities to participate.”

Some critics also claim that the Vitter-Bennett amendment will violate the 14th Amendment:

“Critics also point out that the Constitution only says the government must perform an ‘enumeration’ and says nothing explicitly about citizenship. Some groups also see the Vitter-Bennett amendment as a direct affront to the 14th Amendment, which discusses ‘equal protection’ and that House seats will be apportioned to the states ‘according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State.’ Nothing explicit there about citizenship, they say.” [Citizenship and the Census, by Ed O'Keefe, Washington Post's Eye Opener Blog, October 15, 2009]

Of course, this purported 14th Amendment problem could be solved straightforwardly by a constitutional Amendment. And indeed in the beginning of the year, Rep. Candice Miller (R- MI) proposed “an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to provide that Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the number of persons in each State who are citizens of the United States.”

Rep Miller only got 16 co-sponsors. But given the heightened interest in the issue, the amendment could gain much more traction in the coming weeks.

Of course, any constitutional amendment is a struggle to get ratified. But the struggle itself would force politicians to stand up and be counted on the issue.

Furthermore, it is not even clear that a Constitutional Amendment is necessary to bar non-citizens from being counted. Article I, Section 2 of The Constitution states

“Representatives and direct Taxes shall be apportioned among the several States which may be included within this Union, according to their respective Numbers, which shall be determined by adding to the whole Number of free Persons, including those bound to Service for a Term of Years, and excluding Indians not taxed, three fifths of all other Persons”

Section 2 of the 14th Amendment abolished the three fifths clause and added,

“Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State.”

The first sentence is pretty straightforward, but the second sentence needs to be placed in historic context. When the Amendment was written, blacks were not guaranteed the franchise by the Federal Government. Both Southern and some Northern States still denied African Americans the right to vote. As the South had no say in the 14th Amendment, if Mississippi barred African Americans voting, it would lose 1/3 of its representatives, but the effect would be negligible if Iowa were to do the same.

The 15th Amendment made this obsolete by guaranteeing the franchise regardless of “race, color, or previous condition of servitude” (i.e. slavery). But the fact that the 14th Amendment still excluded Indians or disenfranchised blacks for the purposes of apportionment contradicts the notion that the Constitution demands all residents must be factored in.

The courts have not decided directly on this issue. But the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in the case Barnett v. City of Chicago (1998) that giving non-citizens “virtual representation” diminishes the voting rights of citizens.

The case dealt with the redistricting of Aldermanic wards in Chicago along racial lines. The Voting Rights Act is currently interpreted to require some gerrymandering of districts to ensure that ethnic groups are represented. In Chicago, Latinos had a lower percentage of majority Hispanic wards than their share of the population of the city.

But, writing for the majority, Judge Richard Posner concluded that the non-citizen Hispanics should not be considered because,

“Neither the census nor any other policy or practice suggests that Congress wants noncitizens to participate in the electoral system as fully as the concept of virtual representation would allow, although permanent resident aliens are permitted to make federal campaign contributions, 2 U.S.C. sec. 441e, as are certain other nonvoters. The right to vote is one of the badges of citizenship. The dignity and very concept of citizenship are diluted if noncitizens are allowed to vote either directly or by the conferral of additional voting power on citizens believed to have a community of interest with the noncitizens–that being the premise of the Latinos’ claim in this litigation.” [Richard Barnett, Personally, Etc., Et Al. V City Of Chicago, Et Al. And Carole Bialczak, Richard Posner for the US 7th Circuit Court of Appeals, Decided April 1, 1998]

The Barnett decision does not address U.S. Congressional apportionment. But the principle supports Sen. Vitter’s proposal.

Like most 14th Amendment problems, this is a grey area. The framers of the Amendment were dealing with the difficult issue of integrating former African American slaves into society. They did not anticipate tens of millions of illegal aliens swamping our country, still less that the combination of legal and illegal immigration from non-traditional sources would have shifted the racial balance to the point where America’s historic white core—the posterity for whom the Founding Fathers, all of them without exception white, said in the Constitution’s Preamble that they sought to ensure the “Blessings of Liberty”—is about to be forced, by public policy, into a minority.

But it’s an argument that patriotic immigration reform lawyers should explore.

In the meantime, I have a modest proposal on how to deal with the problem that illegal aliens pose for the Census: Deport them before we start counting!

“Washington Watcher” [email him] is an anonymous source Inside The Beltway.

“Let Us Kill All The Lawyers”

“Let Us Kill All The Lawyers”

 

I have been amusing myself lately by watching Boston Legal on DVD. The show is an absolute howl, funny as hell, with its insane and degenerate liberal and Jewish attorneys, the senile judges, and the sick and twisted clients. Inadvertently, this show is a clear and penetrating look at our Jewstice system in action, probably cut closer to the bone than the Jewish producers intended, and more accurate and truthful than they realize.

Boston Legal would also serve quite nicely as Exhibit A in the moral case which at some point has be made in America, that all of these people must simply be slaughtered if there is to be any hope for mankind.

There comes a time when a society becomes so sick, so corrupt, its flesh so rotted away from marinating in its own filth and excrement, that the only solution is a bullet to the head, in every sense of the term. No, I am not inciting anyone to do anything illegal or otherwise. I am making a historical observation which is entirely valid, based on mankind’s unfortunate past out here in the real world.

There comes a point in the course of human events where both moral imperative and practical necessity dictate that entire races, nations, and classes of people must be eliminated in toto from the political, social, and economic equations, in order to wrench history back onto the track and keep the whole freight train of civilization from hurtling over a cliff. We reached that point some time ago in America, especially where attorneys and anything to do with our judiciary and criminal justice system is concerned.

I could go off onto a long Alan Shore-type rant as to why this is, but you know something? I don’t think I need to. I think all of you know perfectly well that the legal system in this country is irredeemable and broken beyond repair, and those thieves and liars who serve it are wicked and corrupt beyond all acceptable bounds of human behavior. You know quite well that they deserve only condign punishment and personal destruction for what they have done, and continue to do every day, to this country and the people who inhabit it.

The only reason you do not join me in saying this, never mind doing anything about it, is that you are afraid of their steroid-pumped muscle men and gunmen with the blue serge shirts and the badges. I can’t resist! The big bad policeman might hurt me…waaaaaah!

There is also, of course, the unspoken penalty of being repeatedly sodomized by niggers in a prison cell which is the real way our trembling and terrified White boys are kept in line these days, although no one speaks it aloud.

Except for me, of course. Yes, I will say it. These people we see on Boston Legal, in caricature but true to life caricature, maintain their power through the unspoken but generally understood threat of repeated acts of interracial homosexual rape by brutal black and brown savages. It is a penalty which is nowhere on the statute books, but which is always there looming in the background whenever a White male turns his desperate mind towards justice and freedom in this country.

You want to see who and what rules us, who and what holds our fate in their filth-encrusted hands? Catch Boston Legal. You will laugh so hard you probably won’t even notice when the laughing stops and the weeping begins.

posted by The Old Man at 10:45 AM | 2 comments

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Madness of Obamacare

 

The politically correct Judaeo-liberal establishment hates normal people and holds them in contempt, but like all peasants, we have our uses. We work so that all may eat; the liberal lefty elite has big dreams, and we pay.

Politico.com reports: “If you make big bucks – or enjoy alcohol, cigarettes and Coke – the government might hit you up to pay for fixing the nation’s health care system. On Tuesday, the Senate Finance Committee peeked into vending machines and liquor stores, company payrolls and health savings accounts, looking for tax increases as a way to pay for a health overhaul – which could cost more than $1.5 trillion over 10 years.

“Experts thought the big debate might be public plan vs. no public plan. But that may well pale in comparison to the difficulty of settling on a way to finance health care reform…There appeared to be a bubble of support among the experts for taxing bad behavior, including a $2 tax on a pack of cigarettes and a higher excise tax on alcohol.”

Leaving aside whether or not cigarettes and alcohol are necessarily “bad behavior” in every human being and in every circumstance, just who in hell gave these people the right to decide that?

“It’s easy to see why the bad-habits tax was so tempting: Taxing tobacco, junk foods and alcohol could raise $600 billion over 10 years. Lots of other options will also get a look. People who like the tax-free status of their company health benefits could be asked to ante up. Money in the pot: more than $700 billion over 10 years. Treasure the tax benefits from your health savings account?

“Some experts say the accounts encourage excess consumption of health services (all those greedy sick White people, of course, hogging more medical care than their share) – and committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) agreed they’re worth a look. Money in the pot: $60 billion over 10 years.”

Need we even ask whether the Democrats consider the 30 million illegal aliens in our country who use the local emergency room as their primary care for them and their anchor babies to be a form of “excess consumption?”

“A panel of economists presented the committee with a menu of scenarios, from wringing savings out of Medicare and Medicaid to cutting medical costs by reducing sodium levels in packaged foods and at restaurants.”

Sodium is one of the three flavoroids that actually make food taste good. Another item on the left-liberal agenda is eventually to have everyone in the world, or at least all White Americans, subsist entirely on a diet of organic crap that tastes like cardboard and rubber. Apparently delicious food is an evil right-wing luxury, suitable only for wicked and racist White males, and the truly ennobled and enlightened will survive on tofu and dandelion soup for fear of offending Mother Nature by partaking of her bounty. I’m not making this up. I have read gibberish like that in places like Utne Reader.

“Baucus gave one of the clearest signals yet that limiting the tax-free status on employer-based insurance” (which would compete with Obongo’s new government medical bureaucracy and allow some people to stay out of the system) “remains a serious option. Obama opposed it during the campaign and repeatedly went after Republican John McCain for making it the centerpiece of his health care plan.” (Another campaign promise the nigger has violated without a twitch of his krinkly eyebrow.)

“Labor unions are also against it. Yet the idea is attractive because of the money it could generate: $250 billion annually if the deduction was lifted altogether. Baucus insisted a full repeal was not under consideration” (and we all know how honest and truthful Democratic politicians are) “but he said lawmakers must look at the deduction.”

No one can deny that the American health care system is broken, but the Democrats are not the solution. There is no solution which can resolve the crisis and still be politically correct, because of the nature of the crisis.

It is utterly ridiculous to attempt to fix the system without addressing several of the main problems, first and foremost the massive drain placed on America’s medical facilities and resources by millions of illegal aliens. There are also the innumerable problems caused by AIDS. which in tuurn would require addressing the issues of intravenous drug use, largely among blacks, and also the buggery question, since these are the behaviors that transmit HIV.

Finally, there is the immense greed of Big Pharm, who flood the cable waves with ads for patent medicines that most people don’t really need, like so many 19th century snake oil salesmen. (“Ask your doctor about crapzacin! Side effects include leprosy, psychotic homicidal rages, and 48-hour fits of uncontrollable giggling!”) They do this in an effort to convince the rapidly crumbling Baby Boomers that they can live forever, cheat death, and go on grazing in the grass forever.

What Obongo can and will do is make one unholy mess. I hope I can survive the American health care system long enough to watch him crash and burn.

posted by The Old Man at 8:19 AM | 1 comments

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Marching Toward Zombieland

 

[We actually have a Jewish guest columnist today, pinched from his website at

http://kunstler.com/blog/2009/10/marching-toward-zombieland.html#more

Will Mr. Kunstler get a visit from the Secret Service, like I did when I said some things about The One which were far less "threatening" than this? Of course not. Mr. Kunstler is a Jew, and he is therefore able to say or write whatever he likes without being subjected to such annoyances. Like all of us used to be.]

Marching Toward Zombieland
by James Howard Kunstler

When sober-minded individuals begin to regard an enterprise within a nation as “an enemy of the people” you can bet that some serious blood is going to flow. This is now essentially the situation for the Goldman Sachs company, which last week announced third-quarter earnings of over $3 billion largely derived from converting zero percent loans from taxpayers into zero risk profits off of anything paying more than zero percent in interest, revenue, or dividends.

The “people” across this big country may not have a clue how any of this is done, and there may be much to fault them on from the care-and-feeding of their own bodies to the content of their dreams, but you can’t argue with the fact that they are heavily armed to an extreme. And although it may be hard to measure with precision, one might venture to state that they are increasingly pissed off. How else explain popular entertainments like “Zombieland?”

The political part of what has to date appeared to be an economic problem is resolving into a crisis of authority and legitimacy. When those in charge of a nation’s livelihood prove to be comprehensively false and dishonest, the economic automatically turns political. Nobody believes the bankers anymore, of course, and nobody believes the interlocutors of the bankers – the Federal Reserve chairman, the Secretary of the Treasury, the heads of the SEC and a dozen other regulatory bodies – and increasingly the charming figure in the White House cannot be believed on these issues of the nation’s livelihood.

The questions lately revolve around whether the nation is destroying itself by inflation or deflation – by the willful destruction of the value of our currency to evade the repayment of debt, or by the hapless destruction of households, companies, and governments by default and bankruptcy.

It’s a fire-or-ice debate. Either way the nation is going down as a viable enterprise. The fiction that we can return to a Crate-and-Barrel credit card orgy has sustained the false of heart and mind for some months now, but even that pleasant reverie will come to an end as the foreclosures mount. Only remember, men living in their cars who have lost nearly everything else will still have guns.

All these tensions beat a path into the holiday season when emotions run high, when blessings are counted and sorrows taste most bitter. So the big question now floating above the sheer data of Goldman Sachs profit announcement is: what kind of year-end bonuses will they dare to pay their executives and minions, and how will the “people” react?

It seems to me that conditions are ripening for a bloodbath. The kind of heinous acts that we have feared emanating from foreign “evildoers” since the awful stunt of 9/11/01 are now most likely to come from among our own “people” – a few pounds of Semtex in the lobby of Goldman Sachs’s New York headquarters… a few men with market-grade small arms converted to full-automatic outside on the Wall Street sidewalk one evening at holiday time when the suits are leaving work for the day…. It won’t take much.

President Obama had better strike first. He’s about the only figure left in the whole termite mound who has a shred of even potential credibility left because he still has the power to act. He can instruct the people who work for the executive branch to “claw back” any and all ill-gotten bank bonuses; he can direct the Justice Department to investigate everything from the uses of federal bailouts to grand-scale accounting fraud; he can fire people in high places who have failed to act and lost legitimacy. If he doesn’t do these things soon than he’s finished, too. In the wake of such a failure things will get fractal fast.

The sense that Wall Street has pulled off a coup d’etat and taken over the machinery of the United States is the most powerful meme out there now, and its power is growing in magnitude every day among all classes of Americans. I can’t say how much it reflects reality. Even if it is a result of sheer happenstance – the tragic evolution of an industrial economy into a financial finagling economy – the citizens will still experience it as a stealing of their future.

Whatever else one might say about American culture, it is keenly attuned to a sense of heroes and villains. We take great pride in our ability to blow away the bad guys. And life imitates art, as Oscar Wilde observed. If a zombie virus is on the loose in America, the first infections showed up in the zombie banks, among the zombie bankers.

Watch out, Lloyd Blankfein! Woody is on his way….

 

Middle Americans Alienated & Radicalized

Middle Americans Alienated & Radicalized

By Patrick J. Buchanan

In the brief age of Obama, we have had truthers,” “birthers,” Tea Party activists and town-hall dissenters.

Comes now, the “Oath Keepers.” And who might they be?

Writes Alan Maimon in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Oath Keepers, depending on where one stands, are “either strident defenders of liberty or dangerous peddlers of paranoia.”[ READY TO REVOLT: Oath Keepers pledges to prevent dictatorship in United States, October 18, 2009]

Formed in March, they are ex-military and police who repledge themselves to defend the Constitution, even if it means disobeying orders. If the U.S. government ordered law enforcement agencies to violate Second Amendment rights by disarming the people, Oath Keepers will not obey.

“The whole point of Oath Keepers is to stop a dictatorship from ever happening here,” says founding father Stewart Rhodes, an ex-Army paratrooper and Yale-trained lawyer. “My focus is on the guys with the guns, because they can’t do it without them.

“We say if the American people decide it’s time for a revolution, we’ll fight with you.”

Prediction: Brother Rhodes is headed for cable stardom.

And if the Pelosi-Reid progressives went postal over town-hall protesters, calling them “un-American,” “Nazis” and “evil-mongers,” one can imagine what they will do with the Oath Keepers.

As with Jimmy Carter’s long range psychoanalysis of Joe Wilson, the reflexive reaction of the mainstream media will likely be that these are militia types, driven to irrationality because America has a black president.

Yet, the establishment’s reaction seems more problematic for the republic than anything the Oath Keepers are up to. For our political and media elite seem to have lost touch with the nation and to be wedded to a vision of America divorced from reality.

Progressives are the folks who, in the 1960s, could easily understand that urban riots that took scores of lives and destroyed billions in property were an inevitable reaction to racism, poverty and despair. They could empathize with the rage of campus radicals who burned down the ROTC building and bombed the Pentagon.

The “dirty, immoral war in Vietnam” explains why the “finest generation we have ever produced” is behaving like this, they said. We must deal with the “root causes” of social disorder.

Yet, they cannot comprehend what would motivate Middle America to distrust its government, for it surely does, as Ron Brownstein reports in the National Journal:

“Whites are not only more anxious, but also more alienated. Big majorities of whites say the past year’s turmoil has diminished their confidence in government, corporations and the financial industry … Asked which institution they trust most to make economic decisions in their interest, a plurality of whites older than 30 pick ‘none’—a grim statement.”[The New Color Line, October 10, 2009(Subscriber)]

Is all this due to Obama’s race?

Even Obama laughs at that. As he told David Letterman, I was already black by the time I was elected. And he not only got a higher share of the white vote than Kerry or Gore, a third of white voters, who said in August 2008 that race was an important consideration in voting, said they were going to vote for Obama.

With black voters going 24 to 1 for Obama, he almost surely won more votes than he lost because of his race.

Moreover, the alienation and radicalization of white America began long before Obama arrived. He acknowledged as much when he explained Middle Pennsylvanians to puzzled progressives in that closed-door meeting in San Francisco.

Referring to the white working-class voters in the industrial towns decimated by job losses, Obama said: “They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”

Yet, we had seen these folks before. They were Perotistas in 1992, opposed NAFTA in 1993, and blocked the Bush-Kennedy McCain amnesty in 2007.

In their lifetimes, they have seen their Christian faith purged from schools their taxes paid for, and mocked in movies and on TV. They have seen their factories shuttered in the thousands and their jobs outsourced in the millions to Mexico and China. They have seen trillions of tax dollars go for Great Society programs, but have seen no Great Society, only rising crime, illegitimacy, drug use and dropout rates.

They watch on cable TV as illegal aliens walk into their country, are rewarded with free educations and health care, and take jobs at lower pay than American families can live on—then carry Mexican flags in American cities and demand U.S. citizenship.

They see Wall Street banks bailed out as they sweat their next paycheck, then read that bank profits are soaring, and the big bonuses for the brilliant bankers are back. Neither they nor their kids ever benefited from affirmative action, unlike Barack and Michelle Obama.

They see a government in Washington that cannot balance its books, win our wars or protect our borders. The government shovels out trillions to Fortune 500 corporations and banks to rescue the country from a crisis created by the government and Fortune 500 corporations and banks.

America was once their country. They sense they are losing it. And they are right.

COPYRIGHT CREATORS SYNDICATE, INC.

Patrick J. Buchanan needs no introduction to VDARE.COM readers; his book State of Emergency: The Third World Invasion and Conquest of America, can be ordered from Amazon.com. His latest book is Churchill, Hitler, and “The Unnecessary War”: How Britain Lost Its Empire and the West Lost the World, reviewed here by Paul Craig Roberts.

 

You Might Be A Constitutionalist If . . .

You Might Be A Constitutionalist If . . .

By Chuck Baldwin

I originally published this column back in January of 2005. Since then (and especially lately), many people have called and written with requests to republish it. So, with a few minor revisions, here it is.

More than thirty years as a student of American history, constitutional government, and the Holy Bible leads me to the conviction that the two major political parties in this country (at the national level) are equally culpable in stripping America of its founding principles. In my opinion, both the Democrat and Republican parties in Washington, D.C., have zero fidelity to the U.S. Constitution and zero respect for America’s foundational precepts.

In my studied opinion, neither the Democrat nor Republican Party (at the national level) has any intention of slowing the out-of-control expansion of government. Neither party has demonstrated any loyalty to preserving and protecting our constitutional form of government.

Like National Socialists and Soviet Socialists of old, the only thing that concerns Democrats and Republicans today is who is in power. Both are equally willing to destroy the freedoms and liberties of people without conscience or regret as long as their party remains in control.

I am absolutely convinced that without a renewed allegiance to constitutional government and State sovereignty, there can be no resolution to America’s current slide into socialism and oppression. Therefore, it is critical that we cast aside our infatuation with partisan politics and steadfastly stand firm for the principles of federalism and freedom, as did America’s founders.

Might you be a modern-day Minuteman who understands the principles of freedom and federalism? I offer the following test. Read it and see if you, too, are a Constitutionalist. (Yes, Martha, this is another Jeff Foxworthy spin-off.)

  1. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that every congressman, senator, President, and Supreme Court justice is required to obey the U.S. Constitution.
  2. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that before the United States invades and occupies another country, Congress must first declare war.
  3. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government should live within its means, like everyone else is forced to do.
  4. You might be a Constitutionalist if you think that taking away people’s liberties in the name of security is not patriotic, nor does it make the country more secure.
  5. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see politicians be forced to abide by the same laws they make everyone else submit to.
  6. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that we have three “separate but equal” branches of government that are supposed to hold each other in check and balance.
  7. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no authority to be involved in education or law enforcement, or in any other issue that the Tenth Amendment reserves to the States, or to the People.
  8. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that gun control laws do nothing but aid and abet criminals while trampling the rights and freedoms of law-abiding citizens.
  9. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the income tax is both unconstitutional and immoral, and, along with the I.R.S. and the Federal Reserve, should be abolished.
  10. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe the federal government had no authority to tell former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore that he could not display a monument containing the Ten Commandments in the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery; or to tell a Pace, Florida, high school principal that he could not pray before a meal.
  11. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that Congress or the White House or any sovereign State is not required to submit to unconstitutional Supreme Court rulings.
  12. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that freedom has nothing in common with illegal immigration.
  13. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that outsourcing American jobs overseas is not good for America.
  14. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the United States should get out of the United Nations and get the United Nations out of the United States.
  15. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that it is not unconstitutional for children in public schools to pray or read the Bible.
  16. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the Boy Scouts are not a threat to America.
  17. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government should honor its commitments to America’s veterans and stop using U.S. military personnel as guinea pigs for testing drugs and chemicals.
  18. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S. troops should never serve under foreign commanders or wear the uniform or insignia of the United Nations, and that they must never submit to illegal orders, such as turning their weapons against American citizens, or confiscating the guns of U.S. citizens.
  19. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that the federal government has no business bribing churches and faith-based organizations with federal tax dollars.
  20. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that federal agents who murder American citizens should be held to the same laws and punishments that any other citizen would be held to. (Can anyone say, “Waco” and “Ruby Ridge”?)
  21. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that NAFTA, GATT, the WTO, and the FTAA (and similar agreements) are disastrous compromises of America’s national sovereignty and independence.
  22. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to see congressmen and senators be required to actually read a bill before passing it into law.
  23. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that it is the job of government to protect and secure God-given rights, not use its power to take those rights away.
  24. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that there is nothing unconstitutional about the public acknowledgement of God and our Christian heritage.
  25. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that government bailouts and stimulus expenditures defy virtually every principle of free enterprise and are a flagrant leap into socialism.
  26. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that airport screeners have no business touching women’s breasts, using sophisticated machinery to look through passengers’ clothing to see their naked bodies, confiscating fingernail clippers, or denying pilots from carrying handguns.
  27. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that many public schools’ “zero-tolerance” policies are just plain stupid.
  28. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that parents have a right to homeschool their children.
  29. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that governmental seizure of private property is plain, old-fashioned thievery.
  30. You might be a Constitutionalist if you are personally determined to not submit to any kind of forced vaccination.
  31. You might be a Constitutionalist if you oppose any kind of national health insurance.
  32. You might be a Constitutionalist if you believe that U.S. troops are not the world’s policemen, that they are not “nation-builders,” and that their purpose is only to defend American lives and property, not to be the enforcement arm of international commercial interests or global elitists.
  33. You might be a Constitutionalist if you understand that the county Sheriff is the highest law enforcement officer of his district and that federal law enforcement (much of which is unconstitutionally organized, anyway) is obligated to submit to his authority.
  34. You might be a Constitutionalist if you are determined to oppose America’s merger with any kind of regional, hemispheric, or international government, such as the North American Union.
  35. You might be a Constitutionalist if you oppose sending billions of taxpayer dollars as foreign aid; the U.S. State Department meddling into the private affairs of foreign countries; and ubiquitous foreign entanglements that require vast sums of money, create animosity and hostility towards us, and expose us to foreign wars and conflicts in which we have no national interest.
  36. You might be a Constitutionalist if you would like to meet one single congressman or senator besides Ron Paul who acts as if he or she has ever read the U.S. Constitution.

Well, how did you fare? Are you a Constitutionalist? If so, your country desperately needs you to stand up and fight for freedom’s principles before they are forever taken from us. This means never again voting for anyone—from any party—who will not preserve, protect, and defend the U.S. Constitution. So, don’t just take the test; make the pledge!

Dr. Chuck Baldwin is the pastor of Crossroad Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida. He hosts a weekly radio show. His website is here.

Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

Are You Ready for the Next Crisis?

The Financo-State

By Paul Craig Roberts

Evidence that the US is a failed state is piling up faster than I can record it.

One conclusive hallmark of a failed state is that the crooks are inside the government, using government to protect and to advance their private interests.

Another conclusive hallmark is rising income inequality as the insiders manipulate economic policy for their enrichment at the expense of everyone else.

Income inequality in the US is now the most extreme of all countries.  The 2008 OECD report, “Income Distribution and Poverty in OECD Countries,” [PDF]concludes that the US is the country with the highest inequality and poverty rate across the OECD and that since 2000 nowhere has there been such a stark rise in income inequality as in the US.

The OECD finds that in the US the distribution of wealth is even more unequal than the distribution of income.

On October 21, 2009, Business Week reported that a new report from the United Nations Development Program concluded that the US ranked third among states with the worst income inequality.  As number one and number two, Hong Kong and Singapore, are both essentially city states, not countries, the US actually has the shame of being the country with the most inequality in the distribution of income.

The stark increase in US income inequality in the 21st century coincides with the offshoring of US jobs, which enriched executives with “performance bonuses” while impoverishing the middle class, and with the rapid rise of unregulated OTC derivatives, which enriched Wall Street and the financial sector at the expense of everyone else.

Millions of Americans have lost their homes and half of their retirement savings while being loaded up with government debt to bail out the banksters who created the derivative crisis.

Frontline’s October 21 broadcast, “The Warning,” documents how Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin, Deputy Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, and Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Arthur Levitt blocked Brooksley Born, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, from performing her statutory duties and regulating OTC derivatives.

After the worst crisis in US financial history struck, just as Brooksley Born said it would, a disgraced Alan Greenspan was summoned out of retirement to explain to Congress his unequivocal assurances that no regulation of derivatives was necessary.  Greenspan had even told Congress that regulation of derivatives would be harmful.  A pathetic Greenspan had to admit that the free market ideology on which he had relied turned out to have a flaw.

Greenspan may have bet our country on his free market ideology, but does anyone believe that Rubin and Summers were doing anything other than protecting the enormous fraud-based profits that derivatives were bringing Wall Street?  As Brooksley Born stressed, OTC derivatives are a “dark market.” There is no transparency. Regulators have no information on them and neither do purchasers.

Even after Long Term Capital Management blew up in 1998 and had to be bailed out, Greenspan, Rubin, and Summers stuck to their guns. Greenspan, Rubin and Summers, and a roped-in gullible Arthur Levitt who now regrets that he was the banksters’ dupe, succeeded in manipulating a totally ignorant Congress into blocking the CFTC from doing its mandated job. Brooksley Born, prevented by the public’s elected representatives from protecting the public, resigned.  Wall Street money simply shoved facts and honest regulators aside, guaranteeing government inaction and the financial crisis that hit in 2008 and continues to plague our economy today.

The financial insiders running the Treasury, White House, and Federal Reserve shifted to taxpayers the cost of the catastrophe that they had created.  When the crisis hit, Henry Paulson, appointed by President Bush as Rubin’s replacement as the Goldman Sachs representative running the US Treasury, hyped fear to obtain from “our” representatives in Congress with no questions asked hundreds of billions of taxpayers’ dollars (TARP money)  to bail out Goldman Sachs and the other malefactors of unregulated derivatives.

When Goldman Sachs recently announced that it was paying massive six- and seven-figure bonuses to every employee, public outrage erupted.  In defense of banksters, saved with the public’s money, paying themselves bonuses in excess of most people’s life-time earnings, Lord Griffiths, Vice Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, said that the public must learn to “tolerate the inequality as a way to achieve greater prosperity for all.”[Public must learn to 'tolerate the inequality' of bonuses, says Goldman Sachs vice-chairman]

In other words, “Let them eat cake.”

According to the UN report cited above, Great Britain has the 7th most unequal income distribution in the world. After the Goldman Sachs bonuses, the British will move up in distinction, perhaps rivalling Israel for the fourth spot in the hierarchy.

Despite the total insanity of unregulated derivatives, the high level of public anger, and Greenspan’s confession to Congress, still nothing has been done to regulate derivatives.

One of Rubin’s Assistant Treasury Secretaries, Gary Gensler, has replaced Brooksley Born as head of the CFTC.  Larry Summers is the head of President Obama’s National Economic Council.  Former Federal Reserve official Timothy Geithner, a Paulson protege, runs the Obama Treasury.  A Goldman Sachs vice president, Adam Storch, has been appointed the chief operating officer of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Banksters are still in charge.

Is there another country in which in full public view so few so blatantly use government for the enrichment of private interests, with a coterie of “free market” economists available to justify plunder on the grounds that “the market knows best”?

A narco-state is bad enough.  The US surpasses this horror with its financo-state.

As Brooksley Born says, if nothing is done, “it’ll happen again.”

But nothing can be done.  The crooks have the government.

[PCR Note:  The OECD report shows that despite the Reagan tax rate reduction, the rate of increase in US income inequality declined during the Reagan years.  During the mid-1990s the Gini coefficient (the measure of income inequality) actually fell.  Beginning in 2000 with the New Economy (essentially financial fraud and offshoring of US jobs), the Gini coefficient shot up sharply.]

Paul Craig Roberts [email him] was Assistant Secretary of the Treasury during President Reagan’s first term.  He was Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  He has held numerous academic appointments, including the William E. Simon Chair, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University, and Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. He was awarded the Legion of Honor by French President Francois Mitterrand. He is the author of Supply-Side Revolution : An Insider’s Account of Policymaking in Washington;  Alienation and the Soviet Economy and Meltdown: Inside the Soviet Economy, and is the co-author with Lawrence M. Stratton of The Tyranny of Good Intentions : How Prosecutors and Bureaucrats Are Trampling the Constitution in the Name of Justice. Click here for Peter Brimelow’s Forbes Magazine interview with Roberts about the recent epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct.

 

Communists: “We are here to help you”

Communists: “We are here to help you”

Whenever you hear a Communist say “we’re here to help you”, run like Hell and get your gun, because you’re going to need it. I would like to hear of a country that was helped by Communism.

Collapse of the American Economy?

Collapse of the American Economy

Glenn Beck explains how no longer trading oil in dollars will result in the collapse of the US dollar. He explains how foolish some Americans are to believe that the dollar will always reign supreme.

Backs To The Wall-Lone Haranguer

Backs To The Wall

[To stop me from getting all kinds of e-mails, yes, I know Glenn Beck is a Jew-loving Christian Zionist neocon. This is Lone Haranguer's column, not mine, and he apparently is willing to overlook the spectacle of Beck's lips glued to kosher buttocks. I'm not, but LH's viewpoint is fairly common. - HAC]

It doesn’t take much anymore to get me really angry at those bastards in the media. All they do is pump out a continual, never ending stream of lies and propaganda. Actually, it’s frustrating as much as enraging because all I’m trying to do is get some news; some simple facts about an event. I can’t even get that. Everything, and I mean everything they report on, be it local or national, is twisted beyond all recognition in order to fit some current political agenda.

I usually have to go to the Net for the truth, and even then I have to resort sometimes to using overseas news agencies. Considering that America is the cradle of modern freedom, I find this outrageous, to put it mildly. And how many of you have noticed that whenever there’s some heinous crime committed by some plate-lipped ape, the talking heads always seem to omit the pictures of the perp, and “forget” to say what race he is. After all, that wouldn’t help improve relations between de’ po’ downtrodden blacks and their prey, namely white America.

The blatant hypocrisy both astounds and maddens me, and I wonder why the hell my people have put up with this crap for so long. Fortunately, there are a rapidly increasing number of resistance organizations and cells forming all over the union to counteract this evil. But our enemies know it, and it’s putting fear into their black hearts; the same fear a rat has when it sees the exterminator coming.

Consequently their anti-white propaganda has once again taken another click up the scale. Sometimes in the evening, after a long, hard day, I’ll lay back and surf the TV channels to find something mind-numbing to watch before I konk out. The other night I stopped at that new show, “Amazing Grace” which is about some rabid liberal feminist cop with the morals and ethics of a bitch in heat.

This particular episode was about…you guessed it…evil white racist revolutionaries. The Jew writers did their level best to portray any white that kicks against the present evil system as a racist, terrorist, bigot, nut-job, villain. The hero of the show and her effeminate sidekick saved the day and arrested all the evil whites before they could blow up a building full of innocent children. Oh yeah, they did their worst to make us look like monsters. They know as well as we do that TV is a powerful propaganda weapon. And it doesn’t matter whether or not the episode is pure fiction out of the mind of some perverted Jew; the public accepts it as fact. That’s why the media is so dangerous.

Recent polls show Obama’s popularity is tanking so badly that even the liberal media can no longer lie about it. Obama himself is irate over the new figures and was overheard saying “Dey racist!” Think I’m kidding? I’m not. Like I always said, he’s just another uppety ghetto nigger.

Now the talking heads are saying the same thing, that white America doesn’t like Obama because he’s black. They’re wrong, and they’re right. The Left is always whining we don’t like blacks because of the color of their skin. That’s the most ridiculous claim I ever heard. It’s what their color represents that we despise. I don’t care if they’re polka-dotted. Blacks are lowlifes as a species. History, along with every last statistic ever polled literally screams this at us. It’s a fact, not an opinion, and no amount of propaganda is ever going to change that fact.

But as long as they can blame our hatred on something so superficial, they can divert America’s attention away from the real reasons blacks are hated. Obama is bound and determined to leave his mark on the U.S., regardless of how much grief and damage he causes to do it. This is the identical thinking we always see in black despots around the world. That nigger is dangerous.

Now the bastards are going after Glenn Beck. Not because he’s spreading lies about them and their liberal cronies, but because he’s telling the truth! The Black..er..White House has no defense against Beck. That’s because he names names, and puts dates and places and events together, and exposes their evil agenda. Millions of Americans now know the truth about this uppety, egomaniacal nigger and his evil plans for America.

In my book Americans deserve the crap that’s happening. What the hell were
they thinking when they allowed those Democratic weasels to put a buck nigger up as a Presidential candidate? They should have demonstrated and refused to vet that monkey. How many millions of felonies, rapes, murders, robberies, and other evil deeds do blacks have to commit on them before they get it through their thick heads that no nigger can be trusted in any position of authority, let alone (my God!) as the President of the United States? That’s like appointing MC Hammer as Secretary of Defense.

We are now facing a nightmare of black abuse of power, exactly as I warned, long before Super Chimp was ever elected. A coon is a coon is a coon. Period. It’s built into their very nature to abuse power. They are literally millions of years behind us on the evolutionary tree. Just tonight that liberally poisoned network called The Learning Channel (gimme a break), ran a show on the roots of humanity, tracing us all back to some nigger ho’ in early Africa. Yeah right. And my mamma eats chitlins.

The host kept repeating that “We are all 99.9% genetically identical!” BullSHEEEIIIIIT! What we have here is millions of extremely gullible Americans swallowing their crap hook, line and sinker, without even questioning that statement. The whole show was a subtle propaganda attack promoting diversity. The truth is quite different.

You see, what they didn’t bother to tell their idiot audience, is that all life on this planet is 99% identical! Trees, fish, birds, reptiles, and people. We all have that much DNA in common. How? Simple. Almost all our DNA is to “build” life. We are all carbon-based life forms. We are all made of some type of flesh. We all have nervous systems, and we all burn food to live. All this data takes up most of our DNA. Plus, we also have an astounding amount of dormant DNA, left over from millions of years ago. As life-forms slowly evolve, they create new strands of DNA to allow new functions and traits, and they also shut down older, more primitive, or now useless genes. Nevertheless, they’re still part of us all, be we a tree or an aardvark.

It only takes a minute amount of DNA to create a radically different type of life-form. DNA is powerful stuff. It’s amazing how skillful these propaganda experts have become at twisting the truth to suit their agenda. Americans need to be triply careful in believing anything they tell you on TV anymore. I’ve even discovered some inconsistencies on Fox News as well. It seems that no place is 100% truthful anymore. If truth is to ever return to our land, we will have to do it.

We are being pushed to the point our backs are now against the wall. We have a choice to make. We can either submit to the new authority and say goodbye to truth and freedom forever in this country, or we can join forces with grim determination and fight, like our fathers would…and did. You have a duty to them, and all the millions of Americans that fought and died to give you the freedoms you’ve enjoyed all your life.

Freedom isn’t free. Every generation must spill the blood of patriots on her altar, or she abandons them. Stop worrying about your house and your bills and job. You’re going to lose all of that very soon now anyway, and you know it. Isn’t it far better to do so on your own terms? Remember, we don’t instigate anything. Let them make the first move. Then we’ll make our enemies pay for what they’ve attempted to steal from us and our children. Pack your vital things, close up shop and join a group or cell. Get ready.

It’s going to get really nasty soon. Do you want to be an unarmed sitting duck sheeple when they come knocking, or are you going to be far away from the big city? The test of your mettle is upon you. What will you choose white man? Slavery and death, or freedom and revenge?

-Lone Haranguer

Be Prepared

Be Prepared

t is now fairly clear that at some point in the future, the United States of America will cease to exist as a viable political, economic, and social entity.

[This author may be paranoid, but remember: just because you're paranoid, that doesn't mean they ain't out to get you. Paranoids have enemies too. -HAC]

Personally, I simply do not trust anything the government tells me concerning any issue you care to bring up. I base that on their string of lies and deceit dating back 175 years. Almost from the very inception of our “Republic” it has been about power and money. Nothing more, nothing less. Those who rose to power were allowed to do so, by anointed elites both in our nation and in Europe. Nothing has changed.

We are simply seeing the final act played out as most of us bury our heads and promote this insidious and lethal combination of communistic worshipping simpletons, and a government all too willing to use these idiots. They are too far gone on the government gravy train to know or to ask any questions at all. Those of us (and thank God for patriots) who act as human shields for the keyboard warriors who whine and complain but add nothing to the effort to defeat this express train to hell are weary from years of battle. When the camps begin filling and the roads are mostly empty, the truth of what we have all been saying will cut to the marrow like a razor.

I have advised tens of thousands to have a plan and prepare. If you have done that, you are light years ahead of the ACORN crowd who are betting their miserable and corrupted lives on ACORN’S former legal representative Barack Obama. [I note that like most kosher conservatives, this guy is still too frightened to come right out and mention the racial issue or the Jews. - HAC]

If you do not have a plan and are not prepared, then you are already a casualty. Hear that mournful music—it’s the gravedigger and he’s moving your way.

I have also advised people to think defensively and strategically. [In contrast, the Party advises White people to think offensively and aim for revolution and a new, free nation for White people on this continent. Sorry, I'll stop interrupting. - HAC]

I continue to do that, but the time is coming when that will shift to other strategies that Jefferson admonished us about using when dealing with tyranny. [Ah...is he wandering in the direction of Thinking the Unthinkable and maybe even Speaking the Unspeakable? Let us see...]

That day is just ahead dear friends. I believe there is no way now to avoid it. It almost must come, for the evil that surrounds us cannot be destroyed any other way. In a perfect world, we could talk it out. We could reason and reach a moral and logical agreement. But logic, morality, truth, common sense and accountability all went down with the Republic. Vicious evil and its legions must be eliminated. The time for debate is over. The legacy to our children and grandchildren will be utter defeat and evil upon this world unseen since the days of Noah, or a bitter struggle that will stamp out this cancer on our nation, and stand at the doorstep of a new Republic. (The gravedigger is waiting for our response.)

If I had a very short list of the most essential items to offer you, then this common sense effort might help. It is basic, but a point to start from. [Ah, nuts! He almost made it there, but now he's back to "run off and hide in the woods."]

1. Do not be immunized. Resist if you have to.
2. Begin buying “original” (real) foods from reputable growers.
3. Use meat products from the same sources.
4. Familiarize yourself with “home remedies” and stock those items
5. Buy only the gold and silver necessary to barter your mortgage, etc.
6. Stock food, food, food and ammunition. They will be invaluable.
7. Create home church and Bible studies along with prayer groups.
8. Start moving off the grid and plan how you will live without power.
9. Stockpile quantities of gas, kerosene, diesel, water and candles.
10. Create your plan of defense and protection for your home and area.
11. Sharp-shoot practice with your weapons and prepare to use them.
12. Re-locate to a more rural area near resources and a clean water source.

I intend to do everything in my power to see that our family’s cemetery plot remains unfilled for many years. The gravedigger is not welcome here.

Dedicate every available moment from now until this great struggle is over toward planning for your survival and your availability to help remedy this nation’s horrible situation. Together, I believe we can do this. Easy? No. Necessary? What is the alternative? When there is nothing left to lose, then you will have your answer. I have mine. I just told the gravedigger to go to hell, and take a bunch of these Obama lunatics with him.

From a column by Greg Evensen, NewsWithViews. com

[Weeelll...I'll give him a B-minus. He briefly tiptoed up to the solution, was frightened by what he saw, and then fled back into the safe, comfortable old "hide in a cabin in the woods with ten years' worth of freeze-dried lima beans and piles of guns and ammunition which will never be fired at the regime" routine. But at least he did tip-toe up to The Unspeakable, which is more than most conservatives ever do. Yeah, B minus.]