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Alvin Greene? Black Run America in Action or a Fluke?

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In 2008, Black people in South Carolina went to the polls and cast 96 percent of their ballots in favor of Mein Obama, joining the vast multitude of Black people across the nation who voted in similar fashion.

Now, news of a relative unknown – how this could be in politics is never answered – winning the Democratic nomination for senate in the state of South Carolina is sending shock waves throughout the nation:

Take someone unheard-of by the majority of the public—your dentist, your 7th-grade teacher, your creepy cat-lady neighbor—and multiply their level of anonymity by 10. Alvin Green, the surprise victor of yesterday’s South Carolina Democratic Senate primary, is still less famous. “I wasn’t surprised, but not really. I mean, just a little, but not much,” Greene told Mother Jones. He was the only one.

Greene earned 59 percent of the 191,336 Democratic votes cast yesterday. After his shocking win, the Huffington Post had to solicit its readers for any tidbits about Greene, pleading: “Do YOU know anything about Alvin Greene? Do you have any photos of him?” The unemployed 32-year-old Army veteran lives with his parents and barely campaigned at all: he had no yard sign and no Web site, and he paid the $10,400 filing fee and all other campaign expenses out of his own pocket. According to Mother Jones, he didn’t show up to the South Carolina Democratic Party convention in April or file any of the mandatory paperwork for candidates with the state or the Federal Election Commission. The kicker? Charleston’s Live5news.com reported today that Greene is actually facing a pending felony charge for showing lewd Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student and suggesting they go to her dorm room.

So how the heck did this man beat out 64-year-old former four-term state lawmaker Vic Rawl, who ran a $186,000 campaign? State Democratic Party Chairwoman Carol Fowler offered an uber-scientific reason, speculating that voters unfamiliar with either candidate may have voted for Greene because his name appeared first alphabetically. (Note: This theory may also account for how Bush won twice.)

Greene will face off, and inevitably be crushed by Republican incumbent Jim DeMint in November. If the primary was any indication, it is likely that many more Republicans will show up to the polls. Republicans doubled the Democratic turnout in yesterdays race, with 413,699 Republican votes versus the Democrats’ meager 191,336. Perhaps an even more important factor favoring DeMint: D comes before G in the alphabet.

Alvin Greene has become the new hero of Stuff Black People Don’t Like, a man not to be trifled with nor bothered by the machinations of politics and the normal channels of fundraising, campaigning nor even creating a simple website to announce his candidacy (here is the challengers website, a rube who spent $185,000 in his failed attempt at defeating a virtual unknown for the chance to represent the Democrats come November).

You have to feel bad for Vic Rawl, a mild-mannered Southern gentlemen who has played by the rules his entire life only have them ripped apart by his unknown challenger

Race obviously mattered in the 2008 Presidential election, but did it matter in South Carolina in 2010? Greene, the victor, is Black. Rawl, the loser, is white. A hilarious interview with Mother Jones can be found here where Greene stumbles through various questions about his ambitions.

The question is simply this: Did Black voters in South Carolina vote exclusively for Greene based on the fact that he is a Black person, as they did with such joy in 2008 for Obama?:

South Carolina is about 30 percent black, but in the Democratic primary held here in 2004, around 50 percent of the voters were black and a big turnout of blacks this time could provide a landslide win for Obama.

Writing at The Root, one individual has this to say:

Alvin Greene, a 32-year-old, unfunded, unemployed veteran who is black and lives with his mother in Manning, S.C., ran away with the Democratic nomination for the Senate in the Palmetto State last night. In the November general election, he will face first-term GOP incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint, who many expect to seek the GOP presidential nomination in 2012.

If elected, Greene will become only the fourth black person elected to the U.S. Senate since Reconstruction and the first from the South. But let’s pause here for an important question: What the hell is going on in South Carolina?

Greene, who is completely unknown to Democratic officials in South Carolina or anywhere, put his win in dramatic historical perspective: ”I want to thank all my supporters for making history in South Carolina,” he told the Greenville News. ”It’s been over 100 years since a black has won the nomination of a major party to the U.S. Senate from this state.”

No kidding. South Carolina, which is almost 29 percent black and ranks fourth among states with the largest percentage of black citizens, has elected only one African American to Congress in the last 100 years, and that is the current Democratic Majority Whip in the House, James Clyburn.

Democrats don’t win statewide races in South Carolina anymore, so there is almost no scenario that plausibly explains a Greene victory over DeMint in November. On the other hand, there is no plausible explanation of how he won the Democratic nomination in the first place. The possibilities are intriguing.

Is this guy some kind of political genius? Some kind of stealth savant who has retooled and remastered the art of grassroots campaigning so that he could win 59 percent of the vote without breaking a sweat, that he could demolish a better-known, better-funded, well-credentialed candidate, while escaping the notice of his opponent, his party and the media? Greene defeated Charleston lawyer Vic Rawl, a former prosecutor, circuit judge and state representative, who graciously conceded: ”The people have chosen,” said Rawl, 64. ”There’s no question that Mr. Greene is the candidate they selected and I wish him the best.”

This one, undoubtedly, will get more interesting. I’m betting on a case of mistaken identity; South Carolina Democrats thought they were voting for someone else when they voted for Alvin Greene. But just to be clear, this is a guess, pure speculation, with nothing factual to back it up. Still, it is as good an explanation as I’ve heard. The other speculation floating around in the political ether is that Greene is a Republican plant. The support for that theory is that it took $10,400 to file for the primary, and Greene initially tried to do it with a personal check.

The Columbia Free Times, an alternative weekly in the state capital, described the odd sequence leading up to Greene’s filing: ”The candidate … walked into the state Democratic Party headquarters in March with a personal check for $10,400. He said he wanted to become South Carolina’s U.S. senator. Needless to say, Democratic Party chairwoman Carol Fowler was a bit surprised. Fowler had never met Greene before, she says, and the party isn’t in the habit of taking personal checks from candidates filing for office.”

According to the Times story by Cory Hutchins, Fowler informed Greene he needed to establish a campaign organization and open a campaign account. And she got personal, asking Green, ”if he thought it was the best way to invest more than $10,000 if he was unemployed.” Greene left, came back several hours later with a campaign check, which the party happily accepted. But that was the last anyone heard of Greene until last night, when he won in a walk.

The biographical sketch of Mr. Greene isn’t flattering, but then again where he elected to the Senate to represent the fine people of South Carolina, he would immediately join fellow Black lawmakers who also are defined as ethically challenged.

Here is a breakdown of how South Carolina Democratic voters voted in the 2008 Democratic primary. Granted, in 2008 the brand of Barack Obama was well-known, but are we to believe that in a state as racial divided as South Carolina that no-one knew the race of Alvin Greene and magically 59 percent of the citizens voted for him?

If that is the case, what does that say about 59 percent of the voters in South Carolina who cast their ballot for a man they knew nothing about?

Is this a case of Black Run America (BRA) flexing its collective power, or is it a case of mass stupidity by an electorate unfettered by conventional methods of campaigning who uniformly decided that the mysterious candidate was a more seductive choice than Mr. Rawl?

The State, a major newspapers in South Carolina, attempts to answer this very question:

day after an unemployed veteran shocked South Carolina’s Democratic establishment by winning the U.S. Senate primary, party officials were still scratching their heads: What happened?

Alvin Greene, 32, didn’t raise any money. He didn’t have a website. And his opponent was a relatively better-known former legislator, Vic Rawl, who had already planned fundraisers for the fall general election.

Greene was considered such a long shot that his opponent and media didn’t even bother to check his background. If they had, they would have discovered he faces a felony obscenity charge after an alleged encounter with a college student last fall.

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After The Associated Press reported Greene’s charge Wednesday, the leader of the state Democratic party said she asked Greene to withdraw from the race.

“I did not do this lightly, as I believe strongly that the Democratic voters of this state have the right to select our nominee,” chairwoman Carol Fowler said. “But this new information about Mr. Greene … would certainly have affected the decisions of many of those voters.”

But Greene said he will not step aside.

“The Democratic Party has chosen their nominee, and we have to stand behind their choice,” Greene told the AP at his home in Manning. “The people have spoken. We need to be pro-South Carolina, not anti-Greene.”

Court records show Greene was arrested in November and charged with showing obscene Internet photos to a University of South Carolina student, then talking about going to her room at a university dorm.

Charged with disseminating, procuring or promoting obscenity, Greene could face up to five years in prison. He has yet to enter a plea or be indicted, and neither Greene’s attorney nor a woman listed as the victim immediately returned messages.

South Carolina state law prohibits convicted felons from serving in state office. Felons can serve in federal office, although the U.S. House or Senate could vote to expel any member deemed unfit to serve.

Rawl said he didn’t know about Greene’s arrest until reading media reports about it.

“It’s an absolute surprise,” said Rawl, who scrapped a late-week fundraiser after the loss. “I can’t really make any comments, because I don’t know what’s going on.”

His prior arrest aside, questions abounded in the day-after deconstruction of Greene’s win.

Had Rawl been a victim of the anti-incumbent sentiment that swept the state’s primaries? He only carried four counties, but one was Charleston, where he currently serves on county council.

Did Greene capitalize on some sort of a movement among either black voters or the unemployed? A subset of the Machinists’ union ran cable ads in South Carolina encouraging the state’s jobless to vote, but the group says it never promoted directly Greene or mentioned his name. The director of the state’s NAACP chapter says he knew nothing about Greene, who is black, before the win.

There was so little known about Greene’s race, background or employment history that it would be hard to believe any of those factors played a role.

It certainly was not his communication skills: Greene spent the better part of an hour Wednesday morning repeatedly putting a reporter on hold before hanging up after the mention of his arrest.

Greene’s win may come down the simple fact that his name was listed before Rawl’s on the alphabetized ballot, a possibility Fowler said she pondered Tuesday night. Now, Fowler is trying to rework general election schematics that had assumed Rawl would ultimately face off with DeMint.

Even if Rawl had been successful, one analyst expressed skepticism it would have made a difference against the juggernaut of DeMint, a tea party darling who has marshaled a $3.5 million war chest already in the pursuit of his second term.

“A lot of it speaks to the lack of depth of the bench for the Democratic Party in South Carolina right now,” said Scott Huffmon, a political scientist at Winthrop University. “Their best shot in November, really, is the Governor’s Mansion.”

We might never know why Greene won in such incredulous fashion, as he is being asked to withdraw from the race over his felony charge that includes pornographic photos displayed in a lewd manner. What a shame.

Remember that voting by those dispossessed is something not tolerated in America any longer, so imagine the outcry if Greene is forced to resign and Rawl then represents the Democrats to the displeasure of those who voted either exclusively for his race or in a monolithic fashion based on stupidity.

Also, it is going to be increasingly difficult to find Black candidates worthy of running who don’t have a prior record as we move into the future.

Regardless of why Greene was elected, Black people in South Carolina either cast their votes for him based on their racial similarities or because they found the racial dissimilarities between themselves and Rawl to difficult to overcome that even voting for the mysterious candidate was a worthier choice then the white dude.

Stuff Black People Don’t Like can only laugh, as this entire episode showcases both the horrendous power of BRA and simultaneously its obvious weakness.

Strange though, this who ordeal reminds us of the final scene from the film Last of the Mohicans

Alvin Greene will remain the poster child of SBDPL even if he is forced to remove his name from contention for the Senate seat he so richly deserves.

South Carolina is a state where Black people are unified in ways few can imagine, even demanding Black football players boycott the University of South Carolina for the lack of Black people on that university’s Board of Trustees.

Democracy is a harsh mistress and no better physical representative of this political ideology can be found than Alvin Greene.

Finally, Barack is Back… to Being Black


Finally, Barack is back… to being Black. With Mein Obama facing unprecedented levels of collapse among his supporters and an approval rating that even George W. Bush would smirk at, Zod-Obama had but one choice in an attempt to regain popularity among the masses as he went the Black route:

“I don’t sit around just talking to experts because this is a college seminar, we talk to these folks because they potentially have the best answers, so I know whose ass to kick.”

The brilliant Aaron McGruder calls this “a nigga moment” and Mein Obama has finally regained the panache that attracted so many during his 2008 campaign by “heeling up” and preparing the nation for his Barack-Rock persona.

Bill Maher, the tedious HBO host, lamented that Mein Obama was failing to act like a Black man and in a monologue on his show demanded that he let out his inner thug:

Apparently, that’s not good enough for comedian Bill Maher.

In an effort to tackle the latest crisis, the horrendous BP oil spill in the Gulf Coast, Maher thinks Obama needs to act more like a “real black president” and go in to the BP meetings flashing his gat.

Here’s Maher’s failed attempt at humor:

“I thought when we elected a black president, we were going to get a black president. You know, this [BP oil spill] is where I want a real black president. I want him in a meeting with the BP CEOs, you know, where he lifts up his shirt, where you can see the gun in his pants. That’s — (in black man voice) ‘we’ve got a motherfu**ing problem here?’ Shoot somebody in the foot.”

Actually, what has finally happened is Mein Obama has come to the conclusion that Saturday Night Live (SNL) was correct when they cast Dwayne Johnson to play the angry version of himself, and he believed when he utilized the over-the-top WWE style verbiage that that transformation would actually take place:

Last night’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and he showed what happens when you finally cause President Obama to lose his famous cool: he undergoes a Hulk-like transformation and turns into “The Rock Obama.” Egged on By Rahm Emanuel to finally get mad, “The Rock Obama” shows Republican senators why you shouldn’t oppose him.

The show’s opening skit took on Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and his difficulties inspiring confidence in his plan to salvage the financial system. Let’s just say he’s looking for ideas if you have any.

Dwayne Johnson (WWE’s The Rock) has a striking resemblance to Mein Obama, hence why he was cast as the Hulkish version of our lanky, lugubriously chain smoking president. Johnson’s movie career has faltered as of late with his box office returns mirroring the direction of Obama’s approval rating.

Of course Johnson could play Mein Obama in a biopic (hopefully directed by Tyler Perry), as he has already expressed interest in such a film:

Dwayne Johnson, like many celebrities, is a big fan of President Barack Obama. The two became close prior to Obama taking office, and realized they had a lot in common! The Rock even says that he gets mistaken for our President. We don’t know how that’s possible, seeing as though he’s twice his size in muscle!

But Dwayne just loves being compared to someone of Obama’s stature. He recently told Moviefone.com, “All the comparisons have been such an honor – how cool! We make a hell of a pair. We had an opportunity to talk before the election. We talked about everything from our roots in Hawaii, our family and the importance of great leadership for our country, which is certainly one of the many things he provides.”

But it goes beyond the physical similarities for The Rock. He says he’d like to see Obama play him in a biopic! He says, “Barack Obama (should play me). I hear that (we sound alike) all the time. You know I’ve gotten to know him, and he’s a big time athlete, and loves athletics, so I’m sure he could bulk up.”


No, truth is much stranger than fiction. Finally Barack is back… to Black. For too long the president has attempted to placate the fading white electorate and played by rules long ago dismantled. After all, Pre-Obama America is dead.

The reign of President Obama is beginning to resemble that of President Camancho from Idiocracy, and not a moment too soon. Just like in pro wrestling when a character becomes stale and the crowd loses interest in them, the promoter needs to find a way to renew interest in that individual by keeping them fresh.

Thankfully, that is happening with the “heeling up” of Mein Obama, as for too long he has been portrayed as a veritable Tiger Woods that white people would find palatable.

Now, we are beginning to see “The Rock Obama” persona come out. Wanda Sykes warned Obama – in a joking manner – of what would happen if he failed to deliver the goods:

“It’s amazing, the first black president – I know you’re biracial – but the first black president!” she said. “That’s unless you screw up. Then it’s going to be, ‘What’s up with the half-white guy, huh?’”

Finally, Barack is Back… to being Black. Stop trying to act white Mr. President and just lead, no matter how much ass you have to kick.

Problem is The Rock Dwayne Johnson never utilized a teleprompter for his promos. Perhaps he can teach Mein Obama a thing or two, including how to kick ass.

So here’s to you, Mein Obama. We’re glad you took Maher’s advice on ditching the goofy white act and we only hope that it continues. Although hearing you say ass reminded us of another fictional character, perhaps the antithesis of The Rock: Steve Urkel.

A link to SNL video of Rock-Obama.

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Border Patrol bears increased criticism over death

Border Patrol bears increased criticism over death

By the CNN Wire Staff

(CNN) — Amnesty International has joined the ranks of those criticizing the U.S. Border Patrol, calling for a “full, impartial and transparent investigation” into a shooting this week that left a 15-year-old Mexican boy dead.

“This shooting across the border appears to have been a grossly disproportionate response and flies in the face of international standards which compel police to use firearms only as a last resort, in response to an immediate, deadly threat that cannot be contained through lesser means,” said Susan Lee, Americas director at Amnesty International, in a statement Wednesday on the organization’s website.

The Mexican government also has requested a quick and public investigation into the fatal shooting at the border between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, on Monday night. The teen was shot during a rock-throwing incident, Mexican and U.S. officials said.

On Wednesday, State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said the United States will ensure a thorough investigation.

“We pledge that (the) investigation will be fully transparent,” he said.

“We understand the concern that they have about not just this incident, but multiple incidents where we’ve had tragic loss of life at the border,” Crowley added.

A long-term solution to avoid these kind of incidents would be the passage of comprehensive immigration reform, he said.

Border Patrol agents responded to a call of a possible immigrant smuggling taking place on the border, the FBI said. The agents were able to apprehend two suspects while others crossed back into Mexico and threw rocks at an agent, who then fired shots.

Sergio Adrian Hernandez Huereca was killed by a shot to the head, officials said.

It was unclear whether Hernandez was on the U.S. or Mexican side of the border when he was shot, though his body was found on the Mexican side, the FBI said.

There were videocameras in the area that the FBI is reviewing, El Paso FBI spokeswoman Andrea Simmons said.

Simmons said the FBI will decline further comment until the investigation is complete. The agency’s version of events is based not just on the Border Patrol’s statements but on interviews with civilians and other evidence, Simmons said.

“I don’t want it to seem like it was one-sided information,” she said.

The border patrol agent “was a coward. He shouldn’t have done that because my son was in Mexico, not the United States,” Hernandez’s mother, Maria Guadalupe Huereca, told CNN en Español on Wednesday.

The boy was not going to cross into the United States, she said.

Instead, he had gone to visit his brother, who works for the Mexican customs agency, to pick up some money so he could by school supplies, Huereca said. After picking up the money, the boy went near the international bridge, where he hid behind a pillar when the shots rang out, she said.

“If (the border patrol agent) has children, he will see my child’s face when he killed him,” Huereca said. “May God forgive him for what he did to my son.”

The shooting comes less than two weeks after the May 31 death of a Mexican illegal immigrant who had been detained three days earlier by border agents in California.

San Diego police, who are investigating the death of Anastasio Hernandez, said he was beaten with a baton and shot with a stun gun after he became combative. California medical officials ruled his death a homicide.

The investigation in that case continues.

CNN’s Arthur Brice contributed to this report.

50 Statistics About The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

50 Statistics About The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe

courtesy of End of The American Dream Blog

(Editor’s Note: Each of the 50 stats listed has links in it. I don’t have time to cut and paste the links. If you want to see all the links in the original article, Go HERE.)

Most Americans know that the U.S. economy is in bad shape, but what most Americans don’t know is how truly desperate the financial situation of the United States really is. The truth is that what we are experiencing is not simply a “downturn” or a “recession”. What we are witnessing is the beginning of the end for the greatest economic machine that the world has ever seen. Our greed and our debt are literally eating our economy alive. Total government, corporate and personal debt has now reached 360 percent of GDP, which is far higher than it ever reached during the Great Depression era. We have nearly totally dismantled our once colossal manufacturing base, we have shipped millions upon millions of middle class jobs overseas, we have lived far beyond our means for decades and we have created the biggest debt bubble in the history of the world. A great day of financial reckoning is fast approaching, and the vast majority of Americans are totally oblivious.

But the truth is that you cannot defy the financial laws of the universe forever. What goes up must come down. The borrower is the servant of the lender. Cutting corners always catches up with you in the end.

Sometimes it takes cold, hard numbers for many of us to fully realize the situation that we are facing.

So, the following are 50 very revealing statistics about the U.S. economy that are almost too crazy to believe….

#50) In 2010 the U.S. government is projected to issue almost as much new debt as the rest of the governments of the world combined.

#49) It is being projected that the U.S. government will have a budget deficit of approximately 1.6 trillion dollars in 2010.

#48) If you went out and spent one dollar every single second, it would take you more than 31,000 years to spend a trillion dollars.

#47) In fact, if you spent one million dollars every single day since the birth of Christ, you still would not have spent one trillion dollars by now.

#46) Total U.S. government debt is now up to 90 percent of gross domestic product.

#45) Total credit market debt in the United States, including government, corporate and personal debt, has reached 360 percent of GDP.

#44) U.S. corporate income tax receipts were down 55% (to $138 billion) for the year ending September 30th, 2009.

#43) There are now 8 counties in the state of California that have unemployment rates of over 20 percent.

#42) In the area around Sacramento, California there is one closed business for every six that are still open.

#41) In February, there were 5.5 unemployed Americans for every job opening.

#40) According to a Pew Research Center study, approximately 37% of all Americans between the ages of 18 and 29 have either been unemployed or underemployed at some point during the recession.

#39) More than 40% of those employed in the United States are now working in low-wage service jobs.

#38) According to one new survey, 24% of American workers say that they have postponed their planned retirement age in the past year.

#37) Over 1.4 million Americans filed for personal bankruptcy in 2009, which represented a 32 percent increase over 2008. Not only that, more Americans filed for bankruptcy in March 2010 than during any month since U.S. bankruptcy law was tightened in October 2005.

#36) Mortgage purchase applications in the United States are down nearly 40 percent from a month ago to their lowest level since April of 1997.

#35) RealtyTrac has announced that foreclosure filings in the U.S. established an all time record for the second consecutive year in 2009.

#34) According to RealtyTrac, foreclosure filings were reported on 367,056 properties in March 2010, an increase of nearly 19 percent from February, an increase of nearly 8 percent from March 2009 and the highest monthly total since RealtyTrac began issuing its report in January 2005.

#33) In Pinellas and Pasco counties, which include St. Petersburg, Florida and the suburbs to the north, there are 34,000 open foreclosure cases. Ten years ago, there were only about 4,000.

#32) In California’s Central Valley, 1 out of every 16 homes is in some phase of foreclosure.

#31) The Mortgage Bankers Association recently announced that more than 10 percent of all U.S. homeowners with a mortgage had missed at least one payment during the January to March time period. That was a record high and up from 9.1 percent a year ago.

#30) U.S. banks repossessed nearly 258,000 homes nationwide in the first quarter of 2010, a 35 percent jump from the first quarter of 2009.

#29) For the first time in U.S. history, banks own a greater share of residential housing net worth in the United States than all individual Americans put together.

#28) More than 24% of all homes with mortgages in the United States were underwater as of the end of 2009.

#27) U.S. commercial property values are down approximately 40 percent since 2007 and currently 18 percent of all office space in the United States is sitting vacant.

#26) Defaults on apartment building mortgages held by U.S. banks climbed to a record 4.6 percent in the first quarter of 2010. That was almost twice the level of a year earlier.

#25) In 2009, U.S. banks posted their sharpest decline in private lending since 1942.

#24) New York state has delayed paying bills totalling $2.5 billion as a short-term way of staying solvent but officials are warning that its cash crunch could soon get even worse.

#23) To make up for a projected 2010 budget shortfall of $280 million, Detroit issued $250 million of 20-year municipal notes in March. The bond issuance followed on the heels of a warning from Detroit officials that if its financial state didn’t improve, it could be forced to declare bankruptcy.

#22) The National League of Cities says that municipal governments will probably come up between $56 billion and $83 billion short between now and 2012.

#21) Half a dozen cash-poor U.S. states have announced that they are delaying their tax refund checks.

#20) Two university professors recently calculated that the combined unfunded pension liability for all 50 U.S. states is 3.2 trillion dollars.

#19) According to EconomicPolicyJournal.com, 32 U.S. states have already run out of funds to make unemployment benefit payments and so the federal government has been supplying these states with funds so that they can make their payments to the unemployed.

#18) This most recession has erased 8 million private sector jobs in the United States.

#17) Paychecks from private business shrank to their smallest share of personal income in U.S. history during the first quarter of 2010.

#16) U.S. government-provided benefits (including Social Security, unemployment insurance, food stamps and other programs) rose to a record high during the first three months of 2010.

#15) 39.68 million Americans are now on food stamps, which represents a new all-time record. But things look like they are going to get even worse. The U.S. Department of Agriculture is forecasting that enrollment in the food stamp program will exceed 43 million Americans in 2011.

#14) Phoenix, Arizona features an astounding annual car theft rate of 57,000 vehicles and has become the new “Car Theft Capital of the World”.

#13) U.S. law enforcement authorities claim that there are now over 1 million members of criminal gangs inside the country. These 1 million gang members are responsible for up to 80% of the crimes committed in the United States each year.

#12) The U.S. health care system was already facing a shortage of approximately 150,000 doctors in the next decade or so, but thanks to the health care “reform” bill passed by Congress, that number could swell by several hundred thousand more.

#11) According to an analysis by the Congressional Joint Committee on Taxation the health care “reform” bill will generate $409.2 billion in additional taxes on the American people by 2019.

#10) The Dow Jones Industrial Average just experienced the worst May it has seen since 1940.

#9) In 1950, the ratio of the average executive’s paycheck to the average worker’s paycheck was about 30 to 1. Since the year 2000, that ratio has exploded to between 300 to 500 to one.

#8) Approximately 40% of all retail spending currently comes from the 20% of American households that have the highest incomes.

#7) According to economists Thomas Piketty and Emmanuel Saez, two-thirds of income increases in the U.S. between 2002 and 2007 went to the wealthiest 1% of all Americans.

#6) The bottom 40 percent of income earners in the United States now collectively own less than 1 percent of the nation’s wealth.

#5) If you only make the minimum payment each and every time, a $6,000 credit card bill can end up costing you over $30,000 (depending on the interest rate).

#4) According to a new report based on U.S. Census Bureau data, only 26 percent of American teens between the ages of 16 and 19 had jobs in late 2009 which represents a record low since statistics began to be kept back in 1948.

#3) According to a National Foundation for Credit Counseling survey, only 58% of those in “Generation Y” pay their monthly bills on time.

#2) During the first quarter of 2010, the total number of loans that are at least three months past due in the United States increased for the 16th consecutive quarter.

#1) According to the Tax Foundation’s Microsimulation Model, to erase the 2010 U.S. budget deficit, the U.S. Congress would have to multiply each tax rate by 2.4. Thus, the 10 percent rate would be 24 percent, the 15 percent rate would be 36 percent, and the 35 percent rate would have to be 85 percent.
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Do you see 50 reasons for secession here? Remember…every one of these statistics grips AMERICA in a death grip. Secession dissolves EVERY SINGLE ONE of these, and the seceding state is FREE!

Secession…WITHOUT TAXATION…is the Hope for Mankind.

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Israeli Official Threatens to Kill Turkish PM

Uzi Dayan, former deputy Chief of General Staff in Israel, says the Jewish state should consider a possible Turkish military escort of Gaza aid ships an act of war. “If the Turkish prime minister joins such a flotilla,” Dayan told Israeli army radio, according to the Jerusalem Post, “we should make clear beforehand this would be an act of war, and we would not try to take over the ship he was on, but would sink it.”

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USNORTHCOM Gears Up For Potential Attack On U.S. Soil

USNORTHCOM admits that they are preparing military operations within the United States. This is the first time in history this has been done. They will be working with DHS, state and local law enforcement on U.S. soil.

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Attorney: Deepwater Horizon Managers Knew About Oil Rig Problem Before Explosion

Top Houston attorney Tony Buzbee says he has new evidence which indicates that Deepwater Horizon’s managers knew that the BP oil rig had major problems before its explosion on April 20, citing the eyewitness account of a crew member who rescued burning workers on the rig of a conversation between Deepwater Horizon installation manager Jimmy Harrell and someone in Houston. According to the witness, Harrell was screaming, “Are you fucking happy? Are you fucking happy? The rig’s on fire! I told you this was gonna happen.”

Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school

Immigrant youths riot in Sweden, burning down school

9 June 2010 16:31 UK

Swedish police, Rinkeby - 9 June 2010 Up to 100 youths rioted for a second night in Rinkeby, Stockholm

Rioters in the Swedish capital, Stockholm, have burned down a school building and thrown stones at police in a second night of disturbances.

The trouble began on Monday after a group of youths in a suburb with a mainly immigrant population were refused entry to a school dance.

Police say up to 100 youths went on the rampage, throwing stones and setting several cars alight.

Two people were detained but later released.

‘Little Mogadishu’Police said the rioters threw stones at the fire engines, preventing them from reaching the school building before it burned to the ground. The youths also attacked a police station.

Rinkeby is home to a large number of first- and second-generation immigrants. Many of them are from Somalia, so the area is sometimes nicknamed Little Mogadishu.

Government ministers have visited Rinkeby to assess the situation.

Surprise! South African World Cup already erupts in violence.

Surprise! South African World Cup already erupts in violence.

The World Cup has not even started and violence has already broke out at the warm-ups.

From UK Daily Mail…

Fears over how South Africa will deal with 350,000 visiting supporters to the World Cup were highlighted after a terrifying stampede at a pre-tournament friendly.

Ten people were taken to hospital – with one police officer suffering serious injuries – after 1,000 spectators rushed to get into the friendly match yesterday between Nigeria and North Korea at the Makhulong Stadium in Johannesburg.

Disturbing scenes showed children being taken away with blood pouring from their faces.

The images will unnerve the game’s governing body FIFA which has resisted claims that South Africa does not have the infrastructure and organisation to stage the tournament.

Fans had tried to break down the gates at the ground after police had closed them after the 4pm kick-off as earlier spectators tried to get into the ground.

The problem of dealing with a relatively small crowd came as England prepare to play at a similar ground tomorrw in a pre-tournament friendly in front of sell out crowd of 12,000.

World Cup insured for $9 Billion as fans, organizers brace for violence.

From StuffBlackPeopleDon’tLike

We have been discussing the World Cup in South Africa for the past few months here at SBPDL. In fact, we have already declared that event to be a monumental failure based upon the amount of money spent to ensure the safety of the visiting fans to that rainbow nation.

The mainstream media has done a woeful job of covering South Africa since 1994, when the last vestiges of white rule were removed with the democratic election of Nelson Mandela. Indeed, only angelic and glowing praise of Mandela is allowed – see Richard Stengel’s work for Time magazine and the books he has written on his beloved mentor for proof of this – to be published.

Now, the truth of South Africa’s precipitous decline under Black rule is becoming increasingly obvious and any mention of this in the mainstream media is not tolerated (see this article in The Guardian).

Our coverage of the real South African World Cup (available here, here and here) should be enough to wipe away any false notions of a post-racial utopia from your sleepy eyes. The decline of South Africa in a mere generation since the handover of power from the white founders of that nation to the immensely unprepared Black majority is profound.

The gleaming towers and cities that will be viewed on television were built by white South Africans long before Black people took power (much like in America’s major cities). The shanty towns that house the teeming masses of the ever-expanding Malthusian Black underclass in South Africa are the true legacy of Black architectural feats.

We have been trying to figure out why the World Cup was forced on South Africa, a nation that could have easily hosted such a mammoth undertaking during the bad-old days of Apartheid (were an International Sports Boycott not applied to that nation).

Freedom for the Flemish?

Freedom for the Flemish?

The frontrunner in the Belgium election is calling for breaking up the artificially created nation. Belgium has 6 million Dutch living in Flanders and 4.5 million French in Walloon. However the constitution gives the numerically inferior Walloons half of the parliament, which keeps a Socialist francophone government lording over the Flemish. The Flemish have embraced free enterprise and are much more prosperous than the socialist Walloon. However the Flemish pay high taxes to subsidize welfare in Walloon.

A few members of the CofCC national board of directors met the leaders of the far-right secessionist Vlaams Belange in Washington DC a few years ago. Vlaams Belange is polling 15% in Flanders ahead of the election this weekend.

From Antiwar News

Despite its status as the home of the European Union, Belgium itself has long struggled with divisions between its 6 million Dutch-speakers and 4.5 million Francophones but until recently talk of a breakup has been limited to extremists.

Now, Bart De Wever of the centrist New Flemish Alliance is pressing for exactly that. What once seemed a preposterous fantasy of the political fringes has, in the mouth of a man seen as a possible prime minister, suddenly takes on an air of plausibility.

“We are in each other’s face,” De Wever told 800 party faithful packed into a sweaty theater here ahead of Sunday’s elections. “And together we are going downhill fast. Flanders and Wallonia must be masters of their own fate.”

The consequences of a precedent-setting split would be felt as far away as Spain: wealthy Catalonia has engaged in a long-standing campaign for independence and Basque separatists still set off bombs in their quest for autonomy.

Italy’s Northern League, which is in coalition with Silvio Berlusconi’s center-right party, has also advocated a split between the rich north and the impoverished south.

Then there’s the euro — what would happen to the European common currency if one of its founding members fell apart? Would prosperous Flanders be allowed to join but poorer Wallonia be kept out? Or would both inherit Belgium’s right to the currency — even though Belgium itself now no longer meets criteria on issues like the deficit?

De Wever’s curtains-for-Belgium campaign finds resonance far beyond the medieval gables and cathedrals of this centuries-old city of 600,000 in the Flemish heartland. Across the nation, both Dutch-speakers and Francophones have tired of the petty linguistic squabbles that have mired government after government in political stalemate.

Carving up Belgium has been a cherished dream for the far-right in Flanders, Belgium’s economically dominant north, and a nightmare scenario for poorer French-speaking Wallonia.

Flanders has half the unemployment of and a 25 percent higher per capita income than Wallonia, and Dutch-speakers have long complained that they are subsidizing the lives of their Francophone neighbors.

De Wever’s party is forecast to win 26 percent of the vote — way up from 3.2 percent in 2007. That means his party will likely emerge as the biggest in parliament with the right to try to cobble together a coalition government. He will unlikely get other mainstream parties to vote for a Belgian breakup.

“Birther” Gets 370,000 Votes, 27 Percent in GOP Primary in CA

“Birther” Gets 370,000 Votes, 27 Percent in GOP Primary in CA

by James Buchanan

Tea Party candidates did really well on Tuesday’s primaries. Sharron Angle used a Tea Party endorsement to win the Republican Party primary for Senator in Nevada. Ms. Angle will be running against Democrat Harry Reid, which could lead to an extremely embarrassing defeat of the Democrat’s head of the Senate. The Tea Party wasn’t the only new group or movement running candidates in 2010. Apparently a few Birthers were running for office too.

Orly Taitz is a dentist and lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging Barack Obama’s qualifications to be US president. One source notes “In March of 2010, Taitz successfully qualified to run for the office of California Secretary of State.[35] At the same time, she unsuccessfully challenged the eligibility of her Republican Party primary opponent, former NFL player Damon Dunn, claiming that he is pretending to be a Republican.[36] Dunn had registered as a Democrat in the state of Florida in 1999, but that registration had lapsed before he filed for the Republican primary.”

One article discussing the Obama Citizenship Issue notes “A whopping 58 percent of Republicans either think Barack Obama wasn’t born in the US (28 percent) or aren’t sure (30 percent). A mere 42 percent think he was (born in the US).” (more…)

Three Gorges Dam in China Developing Cracks

Three Gorges Dam in China Developing Cracks

by James Buchanan

A recent news article reports “In China, cracks are appearing – in the neighbourhood of the massive Three Gorges Dam, the country’s great prestige project, and also in the Great Internet Firewall of China, enabling the ominous news to leak out. Three years ago stories were already emerging in the Chinese media about landslides, ecological deterioration and accumulation of algae further down the river. And less and less effort seems to be made to plug the leaks. Recent media reports tell of a series of landslips, minor earthquakes and cracks appearing in roads and buildings along the central section of the Yangtse, between the dam and the city of Chongqing. Almost 10,000 ‘dangerous sites’ have been identified, but many of the people living near them cannot be relocated for lack of money.”

We may soon see one of the biggest engineering failures in history thanks to Third World engineering. The liberal media keeps telling us that “east Asians” are superior to Whites. While the east Asian immigrants that have come to the US (so far) may be above the White IQ average, the east Asian IQ would plummet if you average in all of the Chinese. China has had the largest population of any nation on the planet, yet the productivity of China was negligible compared to Germany, France or England. China has only managed to advance itself economically in recent decades thanks to the massive outsourcing of US manufacturing to China thanks to traitorous politicians, who signed the GATT treaty. (more…)

“Islam Cannot Be Reformed”

“Islam Cannot Be Reformed”

by Baron Bodissey

As a part of their tour of Canada, Bat Ebor and Sam Solomon were interviewed on Michael Coren’s television program. Below are some excerpts compiled by Kitman from the exchanges between Sama Solomon and Michael Core:


Kitman has posted the a series of videos of the interviews of Bat Ebor and Sam Solomon. For the additional videos, see Kitman’s channel.

After listening to Mr. Solomon’s irrefutable logic concerning the non-reformability of Islam, Michael Coren said, “The conclusions are quite terrifying, then.”

Yes, they are. That’s why so few otherwise intelligent Westerners are willing to draw them. As I mentioned last week, however, there is a solution: making the world safe for apostasy.

Sam Solomon is a living example of what many Muslims would choose, if they only could: the door out.

Oklahoma Says No To Sharia Law

Oklahoma Says No To Sharia Law

by Dymphna

Now that the Baron is gone, there won’t be a lot of posting.

It’s not just the time and energy it takes, though those are certainly factors in play. However, the heart of the matter has become the news itself; many stories are so dreadfully awful that it wears on the soul. I have begun many posts only to give up before they’re done. The deep malignity of Islam’s incursions into Western culture have begun to take their toll. The grip this culture of death has on our media and our government is deeply saddening.

I admire people who have the fortitude to continue in the face of this magnitude of malevolence. One person who comes to mind is Jim at Gateway Pundit. He does amazing work.

Another is Zombie, whose site is in a class by itself. Here’s a link to just one page of the Mohammed images available there. And that doesn’t even cover the photos for which Zombie is so justly famous.

Perhaps the key here is that both these bloggers have a redemptive tone, as does the one mentioned below in the “good news about Oklahoma” story. It may be that their own world view precludes the belief that evil could triumph.

It’s difficult to pinpoint when that belief began to be elusive. For a long time it seemed to be a simple case of avoidance. In retrospect, it’s clear that my usual optimism was beginning to erode.

If good health hadn’t become a dim memory, could I have continued to maintain my equilibrium while writing about the calamities that face us? That’s a hard call. The wall between me and the bad news seems to have become permeable, though. Does that occur with other bloggers, too? Some of them have become strident and shrill. Is that the price they must pay to endure?

By the way, this is a phenomenon that affects our readers on occasion; they email to say that it is discouraging to visit our pages sometimes.

In any event, while the Baron is away, I will do my best to post about the current situation. Lord knows I have a long list of things I’d like to tell you about; it’s a matter of stamina and well being at this point.

However, this piece of good news showed up last night, thanks to Heroyalwhyness. It is heartening to be told something positive about the direction our country is taking.

This is not the only piece of good news today, but it’s an important beginning.

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Good for Oklahoma. With only thirty thousand or so Muslims in a population of well over three million people, the Sooner State is gearing up early to fight the incursion of Sharia law within its boundaries.

The Oklahoma legislature has passed a joint resolution to have placed on the November ballot a question regarding foreign laws within its jurisdiction.

This is not a law passed by the legislature; it is a question posed to the residents of Oklahoma to amend the state constitution.

Here’s the legalese for this move, passed on May 25th:
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ENROLLED HOUSE: JOINT RESOLUTION 1056 ENACTED BY THE SECOND REGULAR SESSION OF THE 52ND LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA, NUMBERED BY THE SECRETARY OF STATE:

STATE QUESTION 755

LEGISLATIVE REFERENDUM NUMBER 355

Directs the Secretary of State to refer to the people for their approval or rejection a proposed amendment to Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Oklahoma; creating the Save our State Amendment…

B. Subsection C of this section shall be known as the “Save Our State Amendment”

C. The Courts provided for in subsection A of this section, when exercising their judicial authority, shall uphold and adhere to the law as provided in the United States Constitution, the Oklahoma Constitution, the United States Code, federal regulations promulgated pursuant thereto, established common law, the Oklahoma Statutes and rules promulgated pursuant thereto, and if necessary the law of another state of the United States provided the law of the other state does not include Sharia Law, in making judicial decisions. The courts shall not look to the legal precepts of other nations or cultures. Specifically, the courts shall not consider international law or Sharia Law. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all cases before the respective courts including, but not limited to, cases of first impression.

Various Oklahoma media outlets have noted this move by the legislature, but the most commonly referenced report is from The Edmond Sun. Obviously, they have some local interest here:

State Rep. Lewis Moore, R-Edmond, a co-author of HJR 1056, said he wanted to express his support very early for the legislation, which is needed because of the “onslaught” coming Oklahoma’s way.

“I don’t think we should accept or encourage Sharia law in any way, shape or form,” Moore said.

State Rep. Rex Duncan, R-Sand Springs, primary author of HJR 1056, said Oklahoma is the first state to pass such legislation and he hopes other states will follow.

Duncan, an attorney who chairs the House Judiciary Committee, said the amendment is needed because judges in other states and on the federal bench have increasingly cited international law in their decisions. He said he feels that action is inappropriate in a sovereign state.

This is indeed heartening. A strong stand on sovereignty, the sentiment for which seems to grow by the day, pace Arizona and Texas. However, for Oklahoma the example is the UK:

Duncan said Sharia law is entrenched in the United Kingdom.

“It is a cancer upon the survivability of the UK,” Duncan said. “SQ 755 will constitute a pre-emptive strike against Sharia law coming to Oklahoma.”

Needless to say, the disloyal opposition is going to be out in full force, fighting this all the way to November:

Saad Mohammed, director of Islamic information for the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, said 80 percent of the U.S. Constitution is compatible with Sharia, which leads to justice and equality for all. Mohammed said extremists have distorted Sharia.

“Sharia is more of a protection than something used to oppress,” Mohammed said.

Razi Hashmi, of Edmond, executive director of CAIR-Oklahoma, said the Sharia law proposal is a distraction from more urgent issues facing the state such as the economy, job creation and immigration.

Uh huh. Sure it is. By the way, since they brought it up, what are the opinions of these Islamist worthies regarding immigration?

Logan’s Warning has a post up about the referendum. A commenter, ChrisLA, left a link to a comparison between Sharia Law and the Constitution. It’s not a complete fisking by any means, but it sure goes a long way toward explaining the Oklahoma legislature’s all-too-rational fear.

Louis Palme, the author of this comparison, prefaces his assessment this way:

Americans are among the most tolerant and patriotic people in the world. As a nation of immigrants, there is a certain appeal to the idea of multiculturalism where people of different backgrounds are accepted in our communities. Our nation was founded on the principles of equality and freedom, and we have invested our resources and blood over and over again to defend those principles. Our constitution guarantees not only the freedom of speech, but also the freedom to practice our religion of choice. So it is not surprising that many Americans see Sharia Law as a Muslim religious prerogative which we should support or at least tolerate.

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So to better understand whether Sharia Law is desirable (or even legal) in the United States, it might be instructive to compare it with the US Constitution. This isn’t too difficult for the layman because the US Constitution is only 17 pages long, including its 27 amendments. Sharia Law is well-documented in the 1,200 page Classic Manual of Islamic Sacred Law, “The Reliance of the Traveler” by Ahmad ibn Naqib al-Misri…

The Baron acquired his copy of The Reliance of the Traveler quite some time ago. If you can afford to invest in this manual, you won’t regret doing so. The link is to Amazon rather than to an Islamic bookstore.

A compelling comment left on the Amazon page by an infidel who explains why this book is important to read:

I give this product one star because I deeply disagree with its content, but urge non-Muslims to become familiar with it.

This book contains the legal rulings of the Shafii school of Islamic law. It contains a legal description of mainstream Islam, a codification of the culture of the Islamic Middle East.

It makes clear to me that there is an unbridgeable gap between the legal and cultural standards of Islam and America. That means that the more Islamic America becomes, the less American it is.

It shows me why a person can be a pious Muslim or a patriotic American but not both. A person who follows the interpretation of the Koran found in this book cannot share American attitudes toward women, sexual preferences, secular government, equality of opportunity for all regardless of religious belief, military defense of America against Muslim enemies and, above all, freedom of speech.

In short, Islamic law as described here does not pass Constitutional scrutiny…

Once you begin to slog through the thousand-plus pages of Reliance you’ll agree with that reviewer’s sad conclusion.

Here are Mr. Palme’s comparisons between parts of our Constitution and Sharia Law:

Legislative Powers

US Constitution

Article I – All legislative Powers shall be vested in the Congress.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1) It is not a sin to comply with man-made laws that require buying auto insurance or having a photo ID because “the authorities are responsible for the sin, not the individual forced to comply.” (w42.3 and w50.4)


Power to Declare War

US Constitution

Section 8 – Powers of Congress include to levy taxes, to make laws, and to declare war.

Sharia Law

It is obligatory to obey the commands and interdictions of the caliph or his representative in everything that is lawful, even if he is unjust…because the purpose of his authority is Islamic unity, which could not be realized if obeying him were not obligatory. (o25.5) The caliph or his representative have the duty of undertaking jihad if their territory borders on enemy lands, of dividing the spoils of battle, and of remitting a fifth for “deserving recipients.” (o25.9(8))

Jihad is obligatory for everyone when the enemy has surrounded the Muslims. (o9.3) It is permissible in jihad to cut down the enemy’s trees and destroy their dwellings. (o9.1)


President (Caliph)

US Constitution

Article II, Section I — Qualifications of a President – He must be a natural born citizen, thirty-five years old, and a resident for fourteen years. The President is elected by ballot by the people (via the Electors) and shall serve for no more than 2 four-year terms.

No religious test shall ever be required as a qualification to any office or public trust under the United States.

Sharia Law

A caliph must be a Muslim, a non-slave, a male, of the Quraysh tribe, etc. (o25.0)

The Caliph appoints a group to select his successor among themselves. There is no a term of office. However, the caliphate of someone who seizes power is considered valid, even though his act of usurpation is disobedience, in view of the danger from anarchy and strife that would otherwise ensue. (o25.4(3))

(Note: The Islamic Caliphate was disbanded the Turkish Parliament in 1924.)


Removal of Government Officers

US Constitution

Section 4 – The President and all civil Officers of the United States shall be removed from office if found guilty of treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.

Sharia Law

(No provision for removal from office.)


Legal Authority

US Constitution

Article VI – This Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made under it shall be the supreme law of the land, and judges in every state shall be bound by them.

Senators and Representatives, legislative officers, all executive and judicial officers both of the United States and the several states shall be bound by a Oath or Affirmation to support the Constitution.

Sharia Law

The source of legal rulings for all acts of those who are morally responsible is Allah. (a1.1)


Civil and Religious Rights

Religion:

US Constitution

Amendment 1 – Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press, or the right of the people to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for redress of grievances.

Sharia Law

Non-Muslims are obliged to comply with Islamic rules that pertain to the safety and indemnity of life, reputation, and property. Non-Muslims are forbidden to openly display wine or pork, recite their scriptures, or make a public display of feast days or funerals. Non-Muslims are forbidden to build new churches. A non-Muslim may not enter a mosque without permission. The protection for non-Muslims is withdrawn if a non-Muslim commits adultery with a Muslim woman or marries her, leads a Muslim away from Islam, kills a Muslim, or says anything derogatory about Allah, the Prophet, or Islam. (o11.5 through o11.10)

Guns and Weapons:

US Constitution

Amendment 2 – The right of people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

Sharia Law

It is a condition that someone buying weapons be of a people who are not at war with Muslims. (k1.2(f))

Enormities (sins) include selling weapons to non-Muslims who will use them against us. (w52.1(192))

Use of Private Property by the Government:

US Constitution

Amendment 3 – No soldier shall, in time of peace be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner, nor in time of war, but in a manner prescribed by law.

Sharia Law

(Not covered.) However, the Pact of Omar (636 AD) imposed on Christians in Syria, “We shall keep our gates wide open for passersby and travelers. We shall give board and lodging to all Muslims who pass our way for three days.”

Rule of Law and Equality Under the Law

US Constitution

Amendments 4 – 8 – These amendments prohibit unreasonable searches, require due process according to the law, provide for confrontation of witnesses, impose jury trial on all matters involving over $20, and prohibit excessive fines and cruel and unusual punishments. Amendment 14 provides for equal protection of the laws for all citizens.

Sharia Law

No testimony may be made by people who have lowly jobs, such as a street sweeper or a bath house attendant, or non-Muslim. (o24.2-3)

Testimony regarding fornication or sodomy requires four male eye-witnesses to the act. (o24.9)

A woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man. (o24.10)

(There is no provision for a jury trial under Sharia Law.)

Islamic punishments include 1) stoning for adultery (o12.2); 2) scourging 40 lashes with hands, shoes, ends of clothes, or a whip for drunkenness (o16.3); 3) severing the right hand for theft of over $36 and the left foot for a repeat offense (o14.1); and 4) death for apostasy from Islam. (o8.2)

Indemnity for accidentally killing a male Muslim is 100 camels or 4,235 grams of gold. (Current value: $144,000.) Indemnity for killing a woman is half that of a man, for killing a Jew or a Christian is one-third of the indemnity paid for a Muslim. The indemnity paid for a killing Zoroastrian is one-fifteenth of that of a Muslim. The indemnity for causing a miscarriage is one slave. (o4.9)

There is no indemnity for a killing a non-Muslim at war with Muslims, an apostate, or someone sentenced to death by stoning. (o14.17)

Jews and Christians are subject to a “poll tax” not less than 1 dinar (Current value: $144) per adult male per year. No maximum is stipulated. (o11.4) This is a penalty for remaining in their ancestral religion instead of embracing the “religion of truth.” (o9.8)

A husband may beat a “rebellious” wife for 1) not allowing immediate sexual intercourse when he asks for it, at home, and if she can physically endure it; 2) answering him coldly; or 3) being averse when she was previously kind. (m5.1 and m10.12) The only limitation is that he may not break her bones, wound her, or cause bleeding.

Slavery:

US Constitution

Amendment 13 Slavery and involuntary servitude are abolished.

Sharia Law

The section on Slavery (k32.0) is not translated into English. The provisions remain in Arabic. The editor of “The Reliance of the Traveler” claims that these provisions are no longer applicable, yet they remain in the text of Sharia Law. Elsewhere, the manual states, “Originally the status of slave was simply the outcome of having been taken as a prisoner of war. A captive who could not buy his own freedom by means of ransom remained in the possession of the captor until he had earned his freedom by work or until he was granted liberty by his master.” (w13.1)

Use of Alcohol:

US Constitution

Amendment 21 repealed “prohibition,” thereby allowing manufacture, sale, and transport of alcoholic beverages.

Sharia Law

It is unlawful to sell grapes to someone who will make wine from them. (k4.9) “Allah cursed whoever drinks wine, gives it to others to drink, sells it, buys it, presses it for another, transports it, receives it, or eats its price.”

Enormities (sins) include drinking wine in any form or other intoxicant, even if only a drop as in medicine; pressing out the juice to make wine or other intoxicant; carrying it for purposes of drinking, or having it carried; serving it to others or having it served; selling it; buying it; having it bought or sold; consuming proceeds from selling it; or keeping wine or other intoxicant. (o16.6 and w52.1(350-361))

This excerpt would be an excellent educational tool for Oklahoma legislators. They could have it printed on one page and sent out to its citizens. It needs wide dissemination so that voters can make an informed choice come November.

Incidentally, the Oklahoma newspaper reported that one of its legislators thought they were the first state to make a stand against Sharia, but that’s not the case. Logan’s Warning had a post up about Louisiana’s experience back in May. Here is his preface to the NOLA editorial on the passage of state legislation to protect their judicial sovereignty against Sharia:

Some of the main points of my plan against Islam, are to become energy independent, end Muslim immigration, and officially ban Sharia Law. Thankfully the state of Louisiana has done their part, with Sharia Law. To preserve Western Civilization, we are going to have to vote in more politicians that are willing to fight Islam head on. The Netherland’s Geert Wilders would be one, and Vijay Kumar of Tennessee, would be another. We are finally heading in the right direction, keep on speaking out!

[Go to his page to see the full editorial and to access the links in his preface. Based on that editorial he posted, many states are watching other states carefully to see how they are handling the incursions of islam into the American judicial system.]

By the way, NOLA is a good place to go for news on the oil spill. As with most events, the closer you get to local coverage the more detailed the information.

Meanwhile, I hope the Sooners rally ‘round the flag on this one in November.
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Dr. Kevin MacDonald reviews RACISM, SCHMACISM by James Edwards

Dr. Kevin MacDonald reviews RACISM, SCHMACISM by James Edwards

We are proud to report that Dr. Kevin MacDonald, Professor of Psychology at California State University – Long Beach, has written the following review for my book, Racism, Schmacism!

James Edwards is becoming a very important force in the movement for White advocacy. He hosts the The Political Cesspool, a weekly 3-hour radio show where he interviews a view range of personalities on their ideas (including me on more than one occasion). And he has become a director of the American Third Position, a political party that aims makes an explicit appeal to White identity and White interests.

James is exactly the kind of young person who is making a big difference for our cause. He is articulate and well-informed.

Now James has come out with Racism, Schmacism, an important book cataloging the ways that White people are intimidated by the charge of racism. This fear makes people like John McCain rather lose an election than be called a racist for bringing up unpleasant things about Obama.

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Racism Schmacism is well-written. Very entertaining. But also very fact-based. There are numerous references to news events and articles if readers are interested in further information.

The book recounts a series of incidents that collectively show that White Americans have become cowering fools, terrified of being labeled a racist. There’s Keith Sampson, “one of the most vicious and despicable racists in the United States. In fact, Keith Sampson is so filled with vile racism that he couldn’t keep it to himself, but had to shove his hate down the throats of his black co-workers” by reading a scholarly book on how the University of Notre Dame defeated the Ku Klux Klan during the 1920s.

There are also hilarious accounts of Whites caving in to political correctness — hilarious if they didn’t show the depths to which White people have sunk in their abject, craven cowardliness. The federal “hate crime” investigation into the kid who ate a ham sandwich in school. The mayor who prohibited White police officers from eating bananas on duty.

But this fear of offending aggrieved minorities and other darlings of political correctness has very real consequences. It is the ultimate weapon of the left, and Edwards shows that it is being used to shut down free speech. Organizations like the $PLC and the ADL use the ‘r’ word very liberally to prevent the expression of ideas they don’t like. As he notes, “an ever-increasing number of articles in law reviews and academic journals make the argument that the First Amendment doesn’t protect ‘hate speech.’”

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This book, while entertainingly written, has a deadly point. White people will be utterly defeated unless they can summon the courage to adopt an explicit identity as White people and an explicit concern about White interests. We have to get over being terrified of being called a racist.

The fact is that everyone has ethnic interests — including people of European descent. A great many other identifiable groups in multicultural America have a strong sense of ethnic identity and interest. Only White people cower in fear of asserting their racial identity and interests.

We have to be able to stand up proudly and explicitly assert our White identity and White interests. James Edwards’ book is definitely a step in the right direction. Information on the book can be obtained by clicking on this link, or click here to buy directly.

- Kevin MacDonald

Read Kevin’s complete review here.

To have received such high praise from one of the great intellectual minds of our time is an honor of the highest order.

See for yourself what all the fuss is about!

Order your copy of Racism Schmacism: How Liberals Use the “R” Word to Push the Obama Agenda today!!

Don’t let your kids read the Constitution!

Their tender eyes and ears may not be ready to handle such hateful material!

Folks, nearly every week I run across a story that makes me think that finally, I’ve seen it all, and political correctness and all this garbage about “racism” can’t get any worse. That we’ve finally hit bottom, and people are going to start coming to their senses. Like the “racist” Hallmark card I blogged about the other day. I thought “it can’t be any more ridiculous than this.” Of course, I’ve thought that several times before, only to run across an even more outrageous story just a few days later. And sure enough, it’s happened again. Amazon is selling a small book that contains the texts of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Articles of Confederation. And – are you ready for this? In the front of the book is a disclaimer saying the material may not be suitable for children because it’s not PC! I’m NOT making this up!

“This book is a product of its time and does not reflect the same values as it would if it were written today. Parents might wish to discuss with their children how views on race, gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and interpersonal relations have changed since this book was written before allowing them to read this classic work.”

What if there is no end to this madness? What if political correctness is a bottomless pit of evil?

I Want To Hear America Scream

I Want To Hear America Scream

I got the following e-mail:

“It’s like we’ve been saying all along HAC, it’s coming, and when it gets here it’s going to hit like a hammer on a potato bug. – Vic”

Yes, I know. And this is one reason I would never consider suicide, no matter how bad my own situation might get as I grow older. As horrible as it’s going to be growing old in this filthy world, I want to watch while it dies.

I want to sit in my old folks’ home, or under whatever bridge I end up under, cackling with laughter while these fat, lazy,stupid and ugly people suffer, all of them.

I want to see them lose their nice suburban houses and their SUVs. I want to see them broke, with nothing in the world besides whatever they have in their wallet that day, and not knowing where the next dollar is coming from. I want to see them lose their jobs, and kneel on the rainy concrete in front of the local McDonald’s, begging some little 21 year-old Mexican girl for a minimum wage job flipping burgers–and be refused.

I want to see Americans beaten bloody, time and again, by the Mexicans they have let into the country and the niggers they have allowed to run wild, because they were too chickenshit cowardly to stop it. I want to see Americans buried under the garbage they have allowed to pile up while they sat in front of their televisions staring at Jew pornography and monkoids bouncing balls. I want to see Americans dragged away to prison by Barry Soetoro’s black and brown gun thugs, there to scream while they are sodomized by niggers.

I want to see them bury their sons and daughters in a dozen stupid, pointless foreign wars that the Jews and the oil companies start, sons and daughters forcibly drafted into the military to keep Barry and his Jewish handlers in power. I want to see Americans hungry, physically hungry. I want to see them wander the streets with mad and staring eyes, knowing that they are in hell, that they deserve to be there, and that there is no longer any hope.

I want to see Americans running around like chickens with their heads cut off in sheer terror, while the world they have allowed to come into being kicks them and stomps on them, picks them up and bites their heads off and drains them like all those beers they used to suck down while they sat in front of the television watching niggers throw a stupid ball.

I want to see mass suicides as millions of these pale-skinned blobs jump off bridges, or step in front of trucks, or blow their brains out with the guns they will never fire at their oppressors, taking the coward’s way out because they would rather destroy themselves than run the risk of resisting. I want Americans to feel pain, bodily and spiritual, all the time. I want to see Americans’ faces smashed into a bloody pulp and hear them scream while they are beaten and beaten and beaten.

These are the people who even today have the power, and who could stop all of this madness and evil, if only they weren’t yellow dogs. If only they just had the tiniest smidgeon of personal, physical courage necessary to STAND UP TO THESE EVIL MOTHERFUCKERS WHO RULE US, physically.

Or hell, they wouldn’t even have to do that. If only everyone who sees and understands and despises America for what it has become would simply stand up and speak, stop being afraid to speak, then we could break the hold of the Jew media and the politically correct system. There are still almost 150 million of us in this country. Even The One can’t fire us all or lock us all up if we stand up and speak. But we won’t even do that.

The problem is that Americans are pale, trembling cowards. They are stupid, stupid, stupid, and I want to hear them scream as they are justly punished for their cowardice and stupidity.

I want Americans to pay and pay and pay for what they have so spinelessly done to this beautiful land that our forefathers gave them. I want to see God shit on Americans and then drown them in the sea, and I want them to die knowing that they are worthless and contemptible.

Even now, they could stop this. Not all White people are over the age of 60, yet. We have how many million privately owned firearms in this country? But they won’t do it. For that, they are going to suffer, and I want to be around to see it happen.

Hmm…guess I better start exercising and eating right then, as hard as that is to do in this society. Well, anyway, it’s nice to have something to look forward to, eh, Vic?

What Is A Jew?

This question is being asked a lot more frequently now that whites everywhere are starting to wake up to the Jewish Agenda for our race.

The Jews were originally a tribe of wandering nomads called the Semites. Ancient records mention them as far back as 2,000 B.C. And in those records it’s noted that they were a greedy, bloodthirsty tribe that maintained themselves in large part, by raiding other tribes and settlements, looting, killing and burning.

They were a hated people. They literally took by force the land they later divided into the two nations of Judah and Israel. They killed every man, woman and child inhabiting these lands and claimed them as their own. They made terrible neighbors and were constantly raiding the villages of neighboring nations, causing perpetual skirmishes and minor wars for centuries until finally one of the more powerful nations got fed up and leveled Judah to the ground and took the survivors into slavery. This is where the famous laments of the poor, downtrodden Jews starts in recorded history, as if they had done nothing to merit their fate.

The name “Jew” comes from the name of that country, “Judah”. Israel and Judah, the two Semite nations, did not get along because Judah was warlike and Israel was a more peaceful nation of people. In the end however, Israel became as corrupt as Judah and was later destroyed by the Romans in 70 A.D.. The ancient land of Palistine was the home of the Philistines, a warlike and heathen race that burned their children alive as offerings to their demon God Baalam. These people were to become the Palestinians, and their god’s name was changed through the centuries from Ballaam to Allah. But of course you won’t read about any of this on Google or Wikipedia, because it’s not politically correct.

For many centuries there were two distinct lines of descendants from these two Semitic nations. In the end however, the descendents of Judah or the Jews, killed off most of the other line and are now the present day Zionists we battle and despise today. In German they are called “Juden”. In fact the decision to name their new nation Israel was fought over bitterly, and the tiny nation came extremely close to being named Judah.

This would have been much more fitting, considering the same race of greedy, deceitful parasites now inhabit that land in place of the original Israelites. All that’s left of this original tribe are what’s now called “Shephardic Jews” who live in a small, isolated section of the country. Hundreds of thousands of them have been persecuted and murdered by the Jews over the past 60 years, but the Jew controlled media has kept silent about these atrocities. Shephardic Jews love the Gentiles and worship Christ. This makes them the mortal enemies of every Jew on earth, who are systematically wiping them out. Most Americans don’t even know of their existence thanks to Jew censorship.

Jews of today should really be called Zionists because they all ascribe to the Zionist philosophy and agenda, which is global domination through the incitement of wars, diseases and economic treachery. They are working tirelessly to destroy the hated goy nations, who stand in their way. Zionists believe that only they are fit to live, and that they should rule over a cowed and enslaved race of surviving gentiles after they have destroyed the world. And they will do anything to further their evil agenda. Jews are smart, and they have no scruples. When dealing with one always remember that his word is worthless. Never make a deal with one or sign any document with a Jew. Even the most innocent looking transaction is loaded with traps for the unwary.

Jews have made their fortunes by cheating us. In fact over the past few centuries alone they have been evicted en masse from 79 different countries because they would move into a new host nation and quickly proceed, through working together to create monopolies to strip those nations of their wealth. For survival’s sake, the rulers and people were forced to run them out by force, only to watch them run to their nearest neighbor, like roaches from a fumigated house. And the cycle would continue.

Of course you’ll never read about any of this in your American history books, or in any nation that is Jew controlled. That would be “anti-Semitic”. They love our free enterprise system because it’s a perfect tool for them to cheat us.

Jews produce nothing. They are a parasite race, living off the fruits of our labors. They despise us, yet make there living from us. They plan on always doing so too, only as slave masters this time. This is the reason for the massive immigration of third world Arabs, Hindus, blacks, Asians and mestizos into all the Anglo nations over the past 50 years. These policies were pushed through by Jews who control the liberals in all these countries. The populace has always been dead set against these immigration policies, but that’s never stopped a liberal. By convincing these idiots that they’re doing something noble, they are helping them destroy the white culture on this planet.

All according to plan. After World War II, it became abundantly clear to the Zionists that whites were a threat that had to be eliminated once and for all. They also knew we were smart, and that it would have to be done gradually, through slow propaganda and gradual changes in our culture.

Look around you. They’ve almost completed their scheme.

Jews as a race are also a vile, filthy people. They absolutely love all forms of pornography, perversion and sexual deviancy, and promote it to the white culture with a vengeance. A huge percentage of Jews are pedophiles, much more than most realize. It’s just that in their culture it’s no big deal, so they cover for each other instead of reporting the sick monsters.

Another not so well known practice of Jews is their organ donor activities. To save tens of thousands of dollars, they buy organs off the black market that are taken from abducted white children, who are later cremated so that no evidence remains. This is a huge industry overseas, and American Jews routinely fly there to have organs replaced.

Another thing most white Americans don’t know, is just how physically nasty these people are. Like their Arab brothers, whom they are genetically almost identical, they don’t use toilet paper as a rule, but use their hand instead, wiping it on a towel. Baths are few are far between, and if you ever get close enough to one, you’ll find that he or she is using some form of cologne to mask the stink. This goes double for their women.

If any of you read General Patton’s letters home to his wife from occupied Germany, which were published against the vigorous resistance of American Jew organizations, you’ll see what I mean. Let me give you an except to read:

The Jews Appalled Him

Having immediately recognized the Soviet danger and urged a course of action which would have freed all of eastern Europe from the communist yoke with the expenditure of far less American blood than was spilled in Korea and Vietnam and would have obviated both those later wars not to mention World War III — Patton next came to appreciate the true nature of the people for whom World War II was fought: the Jews.

Most of the Jews swarming over Germany immediately after the war came from Poland and Russia, and Patton found their personal habits shockingly uncivilized. He was disgusted by their behavior in the camps for Displaced Persons (DP’s) which the Americans built for them and even more disgusted by the way they behaved when they were housed in German hospitals and private homes. He observed with horror that “these people don’t understand toilets and refuse to use them except as repositories for tin cans, garbage, and refuse. They decline, where practicable, to use latrines, preferring to relieve themselves on the floor.”

He described in his diary one DP camp, “where although room existed, the Jews were crowded together to an appalling extent, and in practically every room there was a pile of garbage in one corner which was also used as a latrine. The Jews were only forced to desist from their nastiness and clean up the mess by the threat of the butt ends of rifles. Of course, I know the expression ‘lost tribes of Israel’ applied to the tribes which disappeared — not to the tribe of Judah from which the current sons of bitches are descended. However, it is my personal opinion that this too is a lost tribe — lost to all decency.”

Patton’s initial impressions of the Jews were not improved when he attended a Jewish religious service at Eisenhower’s insistence. His diary entry for September 17, 1945, reads in part: “This happened to be the feast of Yom Kippur, so they were all collected in a large, wooden building, which they called a synagogue. It behooved General Eisenhower to make a speech to them. We entered the synagogue, which was packed with the greatest stinking bunch of humanity I have ever seen. When we got about halfway up, the head rabbi, who was dressed in a fur hat similar to that worn by Henry VIII of England and in a surplice heavily embroidered and very filthy, came down and met the General . . . The smell was so terrible that I almost fainted and actually about three hours later lost my lunch as the result of remembering it.”

These experiences and a great many others firmly convinced Patton that the Jews were an especially unsavory variety of creature and hardly deserving of all the official concern the American government was bestowing on them.

Another September diary entry, following a demand from Washington that more German housing be turned over to Jews, summed up his feelings: “Evidently the virus started by Morgenthau and Baruch from a Semitic revenge against all Germans is still working. Harrison (a U.S. State Department official) and his associates indicate that they feel German civilians should be removed from houses for the purpose of housing Displaced Persons.

“There are two errors in this assumption. First, when we remove an individual German we punish an individual German, while the punishment is–not intended for the individual but for the race. Furthermore, it is against my Anglo-Saxon conscience to remove a person from a house, which is a punishment without due process of law. In the second place, Harrison and his ilk believe that the Displaced Person is a human being, which he is not, and this applies particularly to the Jews, who are lower than animals.”

Patton was later assassinated by the Jews.

Another important thing we should remember about Jews is that for a race that espouses interbreeding and the “joys of diversity” so avidly, they flatly refuse to intermarry themselves, and will cast out any Jew that does. They are hypocrites. They promote it because they want our race polluted. But like all other blatant truths, this too, is buried by the liberal bootlicks they control. Jews have always been and will always be the mortal enemy of mankind and all things fine, decent and pure in this world. Hitler was right. Patton realized he had been fighting an ally and was sick over it. And because he woke up, the Jews murdered him. It’s time America woke up as well.

-The Lone Haranguer

We Will Lose- The Top 8 Reasons Why

We Will Lose

The Top 8 Reasons Why

Recently Keith Preston, one of my favorite contributors to AltRight, wrote an article entitled “Why We Will Win.” Keith makes the compelling case that, though it may not appear to be so, both liberalism and Communism have utterly failed in their world-changing agenda and the unstable hybrid it created will collapse due to its own contradictions. As a former member of those circles myself, I don’t see any weakness in his argument, though it’s perhaps overly optimistic to think that the Left will disintegrate anytime soon.

Keith’s timing was fortuitous, as I have been brooding over “Why We Will Lose,” due to various events I have observed.

This article will be different from my others. No one likes harping on the negative, and I’m no exception.  So, don’t go shooting the messenger — these “8 Reasons” are being discussed to get these issues out in the open so that we can reverse these trends. (To keep things brief, I’m going to avoid discussing deeper psychological explanations as to why these eight things might happen.)

Perhaps surprising to some, none of the issues I raise have anything to do with money. Although we certainly have a financial shortfall that is a symptom of a deeper problem, money is not the real issue. Similarly, none of my complaints have to do with the painstaking task of getting new recruits; that’s important, of course, but not directly involved with why we will lose. (Many movements that attract thousands of dedicated followers will, despite this fact, lose.) This article addresses the human material already present in “Alternative Right communities,” as they are.  I’m also not going to mention keyboard warriors for the same reason — they’re a symptom of a larger problem.

8. Demographics — We simply don’t have the length of time required for a political movement to galvanize across all fronts.  The cultural organism is in its twilight years and there is little evidence to suggest that things will turn around anytime soon. Cities and regions long considered epicenters of Western civilization — especially in Europe — appear to be nearly irretrievably lost.  Many of the people that share our values are not bucking the cultural trend by having families, and it looks like the recent experience the Serbians went through over Kosovo is what we are witnessing across a civilization.

7. Lack of Experienced Activists — We have a few visible leaders within our movement.  Leaders are important, not so much as “Great Hopes” but as brand names people can identify with. Pat Buchanan comes to mind.  But we need the middle people: the organizers, planners, networkers, and facilitators that make events happen. There is a learning curve on how to do this, and its no surprise people don’t know how to take their involvement to the next level.

6. Kryptonite to Women — Okay, maybe what we’re doing isn’t kryptonite to all women, but many women won’t associate with our ideas. Why is this important?  Because it leaves half our people out of the struggle. The women that do stick around have to deal with a constant litany of abuse and frequent courtship invitations from unwanted suitors.  Beyond the often-restated tropes about crime against woman, nothing says “you are not important to us” than sexualizing women in the movement. Don’t tell me that’s not an issue.  I’ve seen it happen in all kinds of radical circles, and ours is the worst for it. With our woman folk that contribute to the cause, be encouraging and helpful and not discouraging and unhelpful.  We need women’s help, now more than ever.

5. Ageism — I know most of you weren’t expecting that one, so after you finish laughing, hear me out. There are major cultural differences between the younger generation of activists and those over 40. These conflicts between age groups cause frustration and distrust. Older activsts don’t like having “kids” showing up and possibly suggesting new ways of doing things.  The young kids don’t like the old people, who, they view, do nothing but complain.  The ideal interaction should be based on older members sharing their experiences and lessons from the past and mentoring the youth to grow and learn how to be decent, outstanding adults in our community.  With few exceptions, I don’t see that happening.  Instead we see clashes and unspoken animosity.  What does a 40-year-old intellectual have to offer a 19-year-old upstart? They would appear to be polar opposites, right?  But actually they have quite a lot to talk about.

4. People that show up – We all know who the “reliables” are.  They’re there at almost every meeting, every social event, every pub crawl. But that’s all they do. They don’t write about their views. They don’t bring friends to meetings.  They might say they are going to do something, but it doesn’t happen. But otherwise they are the most reliable comrades one could hope to have.  This may be a trait of a “typical person in a political movement,” but our problem is that we don’t have sufficient numbers of typical people. Thus, everyone needs to pull their weight to make the movement grow, or we will lose.

3. Our opposition knows how to appear attractive — From media, film, graphics, writing, no one can blame our opposition for not trying to make the best propaganda they can.  Our side can’t really say that. Our side prefers vitriol to humor and sarcasm to analysis.  As Alex Kurtagic recently wrote, “pro-White campaigners [need] to provide their target audience with better incentives than the apocalyptic warnings about economic collapse, race wars, and extinction.” Pessimism is infectious –  but so is optimism.

2. Infighting — Someone doesn’t like an off-color joke someone made and decides that’s going to be the reason to make them a sworn enemy of truth, justice, and the American way. Another person doesn’t like how a person sends text messages. Another person is convinced that all we need is the Constitution and anything contrary to that idea is a Communist conspiracy.  It’s a fundamental goal of our opposition for our side to break the links between us, create fear, uncertainty, and doubt, and pursue faulty lines of reasoning. This effectively fractures our efforts.  By and large our side does not need enemies — we are our own best enemies and we defeat ourselves every time!  The enemy doesn’t need to fight; they just have to scoff.

1. No one shows up — Of all the reasons, this is the most serious.  Millions of people support a given idea and none show up to express it. Thus no critical mass is built. Politicians go with what appears to majority opinion — or the most passionate, active minority. (The Tea Parties have used this to their advantage.) The regulars will show up and think they are all alone. The ability to win a conflict is dependent on a movement converging at the critical moment of a systempunkt and having its agenda carried through. Showing up usually means a small investment in time and energy.  It can be as simple as showing up at a meeting about illegal immigration or coming at a speaker’s events.  Or it can mean making it to a meeting that your friends are hosting (because you have friends that live near you in the movement, right?).

This is my Top 8 reasons why we will lose.  It is up to you to make sure this doesn’t happen.

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Andrew Yeoman

Andrew Yeoman

Andrew Yeoman lives in San Francisco and is an avid bicyclist, martial artist, and gardener.  In 2007, he started the Bay Area National Anarchists, which is the first National Anarchist network to appear in North America. Andrew is involved in community service programs to assist the homeless, environmental cleanups, and community building efforts in the Bay Area. Besides this, he has produced and directed over 30 short films on YouTube documenting the political activism of BANA and has spoken about National Anarchism to groups in Southern California, Australia, and Europe.

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Richard Spencer

Richard Spencer

A former Assistant Editor at The American Conservative and Executive Editor at Taki’s Magazine, Richard B. Spencer is the Founder and Executive Editor of AlternativeRight.com