|Written by Selwyn Duke|
|Monday, 02 February 2009 05:20|
While we wouldn’t know it from listening to the mainstream media, the Islamization of Europe is occurring at a faster rate than anyone imagined. Not only that, the same threat looms here in America, as we are following in the Old World’s footsteps.
One of man’s tragic faults is that he tends to swing from one extreme to the other. We can see this phenomenon clearly in Europe, whose nations have transitioned from a surfeit of nationalism to sickening internationalism, from the colonization of exotic civilizations to inviting the colonization of their dying ones. And, as a result, they’re doing more to fulfill Saladin’s dream than the Moslem conqueror ever could.
So says Jesse Petrilla, a journalist who just returned from a trip to Europe during which he investigated a demographic force that, as Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi said, may grant Islam victory “without swords, without guns, without conquests.” Writing at FrontPageMagazine.com, Petrilla tells of a Europe so paralyzed by multiculturalism that it greets unassimilable foreign elements not only with open arms but also a white flag.
Petrilla began his journey in France. He reports that Paris has “no-go zones,” which are “Islamic neighborhoods where police absolutely refuse to enter, and where if you are not a Muslim and you are caught driving through it you will have bricks thrown at your car and may not make it out alive.” Petrilla then tells of a new chief of police “who decided he wanted to crack down on the no-go zones and send his police in, against the wishes of many other authorities. When the police entered one of the large 15 story commie-block style apartment buildings, someone pushed a refrigerator off the roof onto one of the squad cars. They don’t go in there any more [sic].”
Not surprisingly, this weakness emboldens the Moslems to wreak havoc beyond their enclaves. As to this, Petrilla attended a Hamas and Hezbollah rally that swelled to at least 15,000 screaming, violent “jihadis” who burned American and Israeli flags and became so threatening that the journalist finally had to leave the scene. Moreover, Petrilla writes that on the first day of his trip, “local news reported that another synagogue was firebombed, a 4th that week, and a man had just been stabbed for wearing a Star of David by the notorious ‘disenfranchised youths’ as the media calls them. Two days prior, there was a ‘peace’ rally which resulted in the burning of dozens of cars, again by those pesky “youths” who for some reason yell ‘Allah Akbar’ while rioting.”
Yet such passion is conspicuously absent among native Frenchmen, who, even after 60 years, haven’t lost the spirit of Vichy. Writes Petrilla, “An unnamed source . . . explained that during a recent protest, someone began shooting at the police with a handgun, [sic] the officer in charge gave the order to his men not to return fire, and was given an award by the government for his restraint.”
Petrilla next visited Holland, where he found much the same situation, with no-go zones in cities and a striking lack of assimilation. In metropolitan areas, about 50 percent of the youths are now Moslem, and while observing a class from a “typical Dutch school,” he estimated that approximately 30 percent of the girls were wearing the Moslem head covering the hijab. Additionally, Sharia Law is already being instituted in some Moslem areas; as a result, crimes in such places are often not reported to Dutch authorities. They are instead handled by local religious leaders, who administer their own punishments.
When analyzing this sad state of affairs, Petrilla places the blame where it belongs: on liberalism. This really is a situation where we can quote the comic strip character Pogo and say “We have met the enemy, and he is us.” Sure, Dar al-Islam has had designs on the West for more than a millennium, but it long ago lost the ability to contend with us militarily. More recently, however, we have lost the ability to contend with it culturally. While the Moslem world is characterized by a cultural chauvinism that inspires its more zealous elements to impose their values on others, we are hamstrung by a cultural self-loathing that inspires our more traitorous elements to accommodate those very values. The result is that Islam has no reason to use the sword to subdue us because we use it to commit hari-kari.
The brand of insanity that makes suicide seem attractive is a systemic problem, but I’d like to address one particular aspect of it, something I’ve dubbed “immigrationism.” Immigrationism is a blindly accepted dogma, one stating that immigration is an absolute good and the lifeblood of any civilization. This we are to take on faith. It is rarely questioned. It is un-American to reject it.
It is also even more rarely explained. For most of history, the norm was to keep unassimilable foreign elements out of your nation, not invite them in. But a sound rationale for this radical departure from history’s model for preserving a civilization is never provided. Instead, we simply hear empty slogans such as “Our strength lies in our diversity.” But how? The default understanding had always been that our strength lay in our unity. Have the laws governing man’s nature changed so radically that the opposite is now true?
Really, we seem to forget two all-important factors. First, when people come here, they bring their values with them. Second, people get the government they deserve because, one way or another, the government will reflect the people. Thus, change the collective values of the electorate by importing large, culturally alien groups, and you necessarily change the nation. Put simply, replace our population with a Mexican or Moslem one and you no longer have Western civilization. You have Mexico North or Iran West.
Like it or not, a discussion about immigration is a discussion about what we want to be. Unfortunately, though, to many Westerners, politically-incorrect discussion is even more intolerable than dhimmitude or death.
Selwyn Duke is a columnist and public speaker whose work has been published widely online and in print, on both the local and national levels. He has been featured on the Rush Limbaugh Show, at WorldNetDaily.com, in American Conservative magazine, is a contributor to AmericanThinker.com and appears regularly as a guest on the award-winning, nationally-syndicated Michael Savage Show. Visit his Website.
Race realism, Ethnic Nationalism, are still alive and growing. Moronic liberal self destructive communist like yourself are what will be doing the dieing when the time comes. The world you created with the 1960′s revolution overthrowing the government of the United States of America is coming to an end. Your racist politics of anti-white egalitarianism are falling apart, your attempt at creating a world devoid of individual thought out side of the politically correct doctrine has failed, you can only go so long against what is the natural tendencies of human kind before you pay the price. The west is now dieing because of people like you, culturally, linguistically, socially, politically, militarily (except America) and in nearly every other facet, the western world is in decline. We only have to look to what Latinos, Asians, and Africans as a whole hold dear, and that’s blood, their people, and they will choose their own people every time over one of yours you fool. As they gain power in western nations, your power declines, as they have more children and you have none, your power declines, as their culture and language take priority, your power declines. Your cities have become a bastardized mishmash of crumbling infrastructure and 3 world ghettos, like so many before you, you have failed. From the ashes of the west, we will rise, you will die in the chaos and anarchy of the transition, you will be put down like the old dieing dogs that you are. Riots and conflict now reign in many places of Europe and soon will reign in America, and when America falls your ideology will die with it. Try as you may no economic bail out can bail out the morally corrupt and inept you represent, the corruption of the soul cannot be bailed out, no amount of money can fix what cannot be fixed. We will mark our future history book with your failures so that future generation will come to know the name of what had caused the collapse of Western civilization, and that name is egalitarianism, socialism, communism, and liberalism, all brothers and sisters of death. We will not roll over and die, that’s your job. And if you think creating a fascist socialist police state will shut us down, you are wrong, we will only get stronger, our voice louder amongst our people and we will prepare for what is to come, we will find those like yourself, and when the killing begins, you cannot hide among us, we will seek you out and you will pay for what you have done.
Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age
HOUSEHOLD DATA HOUSEHOLD DATA Table A-2. Employment status of the civilian population by race, sex, and age (Numbers in thousands) Not seasonally adjusted Seasonally adjusted (1) Employment status, race, sex, and age Dec. Nov. Dec. Dec. Aug. Sept. Oct. Nov. Dec. 2007 2008 2008 2007 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 WHITE Civilian noninstitutional population......... 189,093 190,221 190,351 189,093 189,747 189,916 190,085 190,221 190,351 Civilian labor force....................... 125,334 126,057 125,588 125,403 125,987 125,844 126,298 126,029 125,634 Participation rate..................... 66.3 66.3 66.0 66.3 66.4 66.3 66.4 66.3 66.0 Employed................................. 120,004 118,721 117,409 119,947 119,082 118,964 118,722 118,226 117,357 Employment-population ratio............ 63.5 62.4 61.7 63.4 62.8 62.6 62.5 62.2 61.7 Unemployed............................... 5,331 7,336 8,179 5,456 6,904 6,880 7,577 7,803 8,277 Unemployment rate...................... 4.3 5.8 6.5 4.4 5.5 5.5 6.0 6.2 6.6 Not in labor force......................... 63,759 64,165 64,763 63,690 63,761 64,072 63,787 64,193 64,718 Men, 20 years and over Civilian labor force....................... 65,462 65,681 65,424 65,471 65,680 65,718 65,792 65,762 65,331 Participation rate..................... 76.2 76.0 75.6 76.3 76.2 76.2 76.2 76.1 75.5 Employed................................. 62,789 61,995 60,965 62,929 62,336 62,125 61,972 61,761 61,101 Employment-population ratio............ 73.1 71.7 70.5 73.3 72.3 72.0 71.8 71.5 70.7 Unemployed............................... 2,674 3,686 4,459 2,542 3,344 3,593 3,821 4,001 4,230 Unemployment rate...................... 4.1 5.6 6.8 3.9 5.1 5.5 5.8 6.1 6.5 Women, 20 years and over Civilian labor force....................... 54,465 55,131 55,033 54,249 54,703 54,543 54,891 54,810 54,878 Participation rate..................... 60.4 60.8 60.6 60.2 60.5 60.2 60.6 60.4 60.5 Employed................................. 52,517 52,454 52,199 52,148 52,113 52,233 52,178 52,014 51,846 Employment-population ratio............ 58.3 57.8 57.5 57.8 57.6 57.7 57.6 57.3 57.1 Unemployed............................... 1,948 2,677 2,833 2,101 2,590 2,310 2,714 2,796 3,031 Unemployment rate...................... 3.6 4.9 5.1 3.9 4.7 4.2 4.9 5.1 5.5 Both sexes, 16 to 19 years Civilian labor force....................... 5,406 5,245 5,131 5,683 5,604 5,583 5,615 5,457 5,425 Participation rate..................... 41.3 40.0 39.1 43.4 42.8 42.6 42.9 41.6 41.4 Employed................................. 4,698 4,272 4,245 4,870 4,634 4,605 4,572 4,451 4,409 Employment-population ratio............ 35.9 32.6 32.4 37.2 35.4 35.2 34.9 34.0 33.6 Unemployed............................... 709 973 886 813 970 978 1,043 1,006 1,016 Unemployment rate...................... 13.1 18.6 17.3 14.3 17.3 17.5 18.6 18.4 18.7 BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN Civilian noninstitutional population......... 27,704 28,021 28,059 27,704 27,896 27,939 27,982 28,021 28,059 Civilian labor force....................... 17,498 17,683 17,720 17,574 17,949 17,733 17,768 17,708 17,796 Participation rate..................... 63.2 63.1 63.2 63.4 64.3 63.5 63.5 63.2 63.4 Employed................................. 15,999 15,705 15,649 16,013 16,026 15,709 15,762 15,703 15,674 Employment-population ratio............ 57.7 56.0 55.8 57.8 57.4 56.2 56.3 56.0 55.9 Unemployed............................... 1,499 1,979 2,071 1,561 1,923 2,024 2,006 2,005 2,122 Unemployment rate...................... 8.6 11.2 11.7 8.9 10.7 11.4 11.3 11.3 11.9 Not in labor force......................... 10,206 10,338 10,339 10,129 9,947 10,206 10,214 10,313 10,263 Men, 20 years and over Civilian labor force....................... 7,858 7,957 7,981 7,888 8,072 8,000 7,961 7,954 7,999 Participation rate..................... 70.4 70.6 70.7 70.7 72.0 71.2 70.7 70.5 70.8 Employed................................. 7,196 7,013 6,879 7,244 7,213 7,049 7,019 6,989 6,930 Employment-population ratio............ 64.5 62.2 60.9 64.9 64.3 62.7 62.3 62.0 61.4 Unemployed............................... 662 944 1,102 644 859 952 942 965 1,069 Unemployment rate...................... 8.4 11.9 13.8 8.2 10.6 11.9 11.8 12.1 13.4 Women, 20 years and over Civilian labor force....................... 8,814 9,069 9,031 8,830 9,036 8,931 9,016 9,069 9,060 Participation rate..................... 63.5 64.5 64.2 63.6 64.6 63.7 64.2 64.5 64.4 Employed................................. 8,212 8,234 8,264 8,203 8,218 8,097 8,213 8,249 8,256 Employment-population ratio............ 59.1 58.6 58.7 59.1 58.7 57.8 58.5 58.7 58.7 Unemployed............................... 602 836 767 627 818 834 804 820 804 Unemployment rate...................... 6.8 9.2 8.5 7.1 9.1 9.3 8.9 9.0 8.9 Both sexes, 16 to 19 years Civilian labor force....................... 826 657 708 856 842 802 790 685 736 Participation rate..................... 31.0 24.4 26.3 32.2 31.4 29.9 29.4 25.5 27.4 Employed................................. 590 457 506 567 595 563 531 464 488 Employment-population ratio............ 22.2 17.0 18.8 21.3 22.2 21.0 19.8 17.3 18.1 Unemployed............................... 235 199 202 289 247 239 260 221 248 Unemployment rate...................... 28.5 30.4 28.5 33.8 29.3 29.8 32.9 32.2 33.7 ASIAN Civilian noninstitutional population......... 10,801 10,811 10,873 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Civilian labor force....................... 7,225 7,134 7,223 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Participation rate..................... 66.9 66.0 66.4 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Employed................................. 6,958 6,791 6,857 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Employment-population ratio............ 64.4 62.8 63.1 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Unemployed............................... 267 343 365 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Unemployment rate...................... 3.7 4.8 5.1 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) Not in labor force......................... 3,577 3,677 3,651 (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) (2) 1 The population figures are not adjusted for seasonal variation; therefore, identical numbers appear in the unadjusted and seasonally adjusted columns. 2 Data not available. NOTE: Estimates for the above race groups will not sum to totals shown in table A-1 because data are not presented for all races. Updated population controls are introduced annually with the release of January data. Seasonally adjusted household data have been revised to reflect updated seasonal adjustment factors. Unemployment rates |_____________________________________________________ | | | | | | All workers .............| 6.0| 6.9| 6.6| 6.8| 7.2| 0.4 Adult men .............| 5.8| 6.8| 6.4| 6.7| 7.2| .5 Adult women ...........| 5.0| 5.6| 5.4| 5.6| 5.9| .3 Teenagers .............| 19.7| 20.7| 20.7| 20.4| 20.8| .4 White .................| 5.4| 6.3| 6.0| 6.2| 6.6| .4 Black or African | | | | | | American ............| 10.7| 11.5| 11.3| 11.3| 11.9| .6 Hispanic or Latino | | | | | | ethnicity ...........| 7.8| 8.9| 8.8| 8.6| 9.2| .6
Last Modified Date: January 09, 2009
I want Obama to win. I may die during the conflict, but we will fight when the time comes, and we will win.
Here is how we win this new conflict with an old history. We must allow everything to occur as it is intended.
I want Obama to do everything he and his anti-white communist elites have planned, I want them to break the economic back of this nation with massive spending, I want him to fire all white heterosexual males currently working within the government and only hire minorities, I want Obama to push every liberal agenda to mainstream and break the moral and linguistic heritage of this nation. I want this nation to die, a slow and painful death. I want Obama to weaken our nation militarily, I want Obama to break down our central intelligence agency, making it easier for terrorists to infiltrate this nation. I want communist and islamists to run freely over the landscape, I want the islamists terrorists to detonate a nuclear bomb in ten major metropolitan cities. I want Obama to declare our constitution illegal, and no longer needed in the brave new world order. The left in the west are moving towards the creation of a communist block federation of nations once called the western world. I want them to open the borders and allow every illegal alien to enter this nation from all over the world, and bankrupt and destroy the local and state economies.
Why do I want these things? Because these events will destroy this nation, economically first, riots and crime will skyrocket. Second they will destroy this nation socially, education will collapse, madness and insanity will reign supreme. The left will destroy this nation there is nothing we can do about, only when whites realize that non-white males must go, will we even begin to wake the hell up, and I have one thing to fall back on, my 12 gauge shot gun, my 6.8 spc AR-15 assault rifle, other planned weapons, and my various home made weapon systems. Not to mention multiply levels of body armor, and other homemade defensive systems.
This nation must die politically, socially and economically, so that the white males who own 95% of the fire arms in this nation can do something about it. The nation must die so when can rebuild, 1 in 3 of us must sacrifice our lives, we must embrace the destruction of the west, only then will the white males rise up and destroy our enemies, take back what’s rightfully ours, and kill everyone who moved against us. A world wide race war is what’s needed, and America is the lynch pin of the liberal democracies within the west, when America goes, the west will follow, and then the rise of white Nationalist is all but assured.
White Nationalist government will come to power after the collapse of the west!!! Think about it, don’t fight it, buy guns and ammo, buy food and water, buy body armor and NBC gear for you and your family, get ready and be prepared, and when the time comes my brothers, I will see you on the battlefield from the streets of L.A. to New York’s Central park, it will not occur in the next 4-5 years, but soon afterwards, we will retake what is ours, allow the world to see the first African Dictator of America, allow this nation to die, be joyful when terrorist attack us, allow this nation to die, and then and only then will we rise to power. Many of us will die, but the West will be reborn, and our constitution will be reborn in our image, it will protect the ethnic nature of our nation and that of the west, and we must make ready for time is coming when you will no longer be able to purchase what you need to survive. Be ready, buy plenty of guns and ammo, our organization will come when it is intended to occur, when we need it to save our people, and not a moment sooner. Obama will fail, liberalism will fail, you cannot defy human nature for very long, until you face the consequences of your defiance.
Telegraph (London), January 20, 2009
The head of a Mexican police chief was delivered to his colleagues in an ice box in the country’s latest drug-related violence.
The incident came as 16 other people were also killed in Mexico’s northern state of Chihuahua in attacks the authorities believe are linked to the country’s drug wars.
“Hitmen cut off commander Martin Castro’s head and left it in an ice cooler in front of the local police station,” said a statement issued by the state justice authorities.
His head was left in the town Praxedis with a message from the powerful Sinaloa drug cartel.
The police commander was abducted on Saturday, along with five other police officers and a civilian, only five days after starting his job.
Six bodies in police uniforms bearing signs of torture and gunshot wounds were found on Monday in a street in the state capital, Chihuahua, officials said.
Hitmen killed four men in separate attacks in the violent border city of Ciudad Juarez, while six others, including a woman, were found dead in other towns across the state.
Mexican police and soldiers are battling a wave of drug-related violence across the country, particularly in northern areas bordering the US, with more than 5,300 people killed last year.
The federal government launched a campaign against drug-related violence more than two years ago involving the deployment of around 36,000 troops across the country.
Every day it appears that more and more dirt is being dug up on Obama.
From the ongoing issue of his citizenship, and therefore his validity to be appointed to the position of US president to the ongoing scandal of Governor Rod Blagojevich, which it now appears that Emmanuel Rahm, Obamas Chief of Staff, was acting as an intermediary between Blagojevich and Obama, Obama is now being revealed as either a crook or an incompetent idiot before he even gets to sit in the White house and build his baseball court.
These are scandals of an epic proportion.
Add to them the other list of issues such as ;
Obama is not a natural born citizen and is ineligible to be
Obama in his official capacity as IL State Senator and US
Senator has committed High Crimes and Misdemeanors on multiple
Obama lied on his IL Bar Application.
Obama has a very suspect Selective Service Application.
Obama has been involved in illegal and corrupt dealings with
the following indicted and/or convicted IL officials and
Dr. Robert Weinstein
Governor Rod Blagojevich
Then it appears that America has elected the biggest Chicago gangster to power since Al Capone.
Electing a Chicago politician to power was idiotic.
Chicago is the most corrupt state in America where 4 0f the last 8 governors have been thrown into jail from criminality.
Obama is as dirty as the rest of the gangsters that infest Chicago.
But America voted for him as most Americans are simply media conditioned dumb drones.
White Americans, especially the sickening soccer mom middle class idiots, have been conditioned by the media with a guilt reflex to vote for anyone simply because they are not white – whilst the blacks in America have become the most racist group in US history who now only vote for blacks.
If the legacy of the civil rights struggle is the creation of a racist black community who will vote for a crook just because he is black and a white community so riddled with fake conditioned guilt that it vote for any ethnic just because they are not white – then America deserves nothing but contempt.
Americans believe what they are told by the media.
America would vote for anyone they are told to vote for by the liberal media cabals that control the US media.
The corrupt media elects a corrupt politician to power.
That is not a democracy, that is a joke.
In the midst of the worst depression for 80 years, whilst America is fighting two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan – the lemmings of the US public vote in the biggest gangster in US history.
The ongoing racial cold war in America by blacks against whites, where the racist crime wave of black against white racist crime is hidden by the media or defined by the government simply as crime – will now become a true racial war.
I predict a racial civil war will break out in America.
The Second American Civil War is going to be a race war.
And because of the election of the American Gangster to power its will be coming along soon.
When the black realise that Obama is not going to give them the money they want, and when whites realise that Obama is not going to stop the racist crime wave that will start to be inflicted upon them as the blacks realise that Obama aint gonna give them the dollars they want – then the race war will begin.
Mexico: Annexation or Desolation
By Erik Rush
In my various treatises addressing the prudence of the United States government initiating overtures toward a negotiated annexation of Mexico, I attend to the oft-considered tribulations that have been thrashed out in political circles and media venues since September 11, 2001, when issues of national security gave vibrant new life to the predicament concerning our southern border. What to do about the border is a question Americans have been asking for decades, with Republican and Democrat administrations sharing equal blame in their failure to provide answers. In the book Annexing Mexico: Solving the Border Problem Through Annexation and Assimilation, I present comprehensive research on the subject and a proposal – radical though it may seem at first blush – delineating precisely how this annexation might be accomplished and the impressive benefits to both nations.
I was motivated to write this column in part due to the incomprehensibly audacious, grotesque and profane “May Day 2007” marches that were held mere days ago in many American cities (ostensibly in support of “undocumented migrant workers”), but there are other critical aspects vis-à-vis illegal aliens from Mexico which I believe merit deliberation and even further validate the case for annexing Mexico.
Over the last two years, I have had the opportunity to converse with hundreds of people on this subject through the course of media interviews, speaking engagements and face-to-face encounters. Individuals’ reactions have been widely varied (as one may expect), but seldom fell along the lines of political affiliation or identification, which initially surprised me.
The volume of feedback has increased dramatically of late; one group of people I’ve spoken with who proved to be among the most enthusiastic apropos the strategy I’ve outlined have been – guess who – Mexican immigrants.
Now, many informed folks have found this to be no surprise; 10% of Mexico’s population have voted with their feet and are already here, then there’s the August 2005 poll by the Pew Hispanic Center that indicated more than 40 percent of Mexican adults would move to the United States if they could.
One might be surprised, however, if one’s exposure is limited to major media accounts and well-funded campaigns of those who claim to represent Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans at large, such as MEChA, La Raza and the Mexica Movement.
The fact that organizations such as these possess the temerity to support nebulous “civil rights” for people who entered the United States illegally notwithstanding, it is generally known by a relative few that these groups not only don’t represent the majority of Mexican immigrants, but they take their marching orders from American socialists (whose sentiments parallel those in the farthest-Left vicinity of our new congressional majority). What I find appalling is that a high school student on several bong hits could easily research this and come to the same stark, undeniable conclusion based upon the associations these groups have claimed for years and the political leanings of other organizations and prominent individuals support them. The reason most Americans aren’t aware of this, of course is due to the alignment of major media outlets and the modus operandi of these activist groups.
These concerns are racist, plain and simple, and the majority of the marchers we’ve seen (who resemble newsreel mobs of anti-American Islamic radicals more than anything else in attitude and countenance) are not migrant workers, those who either the border back and forth as laborers or those who seek more permanent socioeconomic asylum and want to assimilate. Those folks were probably at work during the marches. The bulk of the sneering chanting haters we’ve seen are Mexican-American Leftists; they’re already assimilated (socioeconomically if not culturally), spoiled victims of the same entitlement mentality the Left sold to blacks. They have little concept of the struggles those who live in the Third World oligarchy just across the border endure and why so many wish to be here. If they did they would realize how fortunate they are, how tolerant America has been, and that the key is to Americanize Mexico rather than Mexicanizing America. Go ask a few Mexican immigrants if they want The U.S. to become more like Mexico if you still stand in doubt.
The methodology of these so-called immigrant solidarity groups consists of impelling the Latino community toward misplaced action and inundating the airwaves with their propaganda; platitudes, slogans and placards are lent credence by sympathetic politicians and co-conspirators in the media.
How can one chant an asinine phrase like “No Human Being is Illegal” and expect to be taken seriously? When one has politicians who operate out of either fear or lust for power and those who rely on cheap labor on the north side of the border, and politicians legendary in their corruption on the south all fighting to maintain the status quo: A porous border. The far Left at large is only interested in leveraging its socialist agenda.
Like the black civil rights activists who answer to the same masters and also stage-manage those they allegedly serve, these champions of Mexamerica keep indictments of racism ever-ready in hip holsters for those rash enough to criticize their actions or their mission. And they’ve become frighteningly fast on the draw. Terrified to incontinence at the prospect of being so labeled, Americans who should vehemently condemn the marches and their organizers sit feebly by while these gangsters gain ground.
This being the case, comparisons of these marches to communist commemorations occurring during the month of May is an apt comparison and a sad irony, but one which will be overlooked by freedom-loving Americans at their extreme peril.
Which brings us to another even weightier matter that has nevertheless gone without discussion; it’s the sort that shortsighted American political and corporate power brokers typically overlook or ignore until it develops into a situation that warrants military action. I shall assume I needn’t even approach that issue in detail at this juncture.
Mexico has a fast-growing socialist contingent. Who’d have guessed? Civil unrest has exploded in pockets and through mass demonstrations in favor of Andrés Manuel López Obrador of the PRD (Partido Revolucionario Democratico), a socialist whom a disturbing number of Mexicans believe was beaten by the current Mexican president Felipe Calderón in a stolen election. The PRD has ties to Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan dictator whose dream it is to ignite a socialist revolution throughout Latin America. This includes Mexico, to be sure; should such efforts succeed, we’ll have much more to worry about coming across our border than illegal immigrants. Chavez has ties, albeit loose ones at the moment, to Iran and individuals involved with Islamic terrorist groups.
Given the current makeup of Congress, the annexation proposal will likely be a more difficult sell to our lawmakers than a year or two ago. The 8% or so of predominantly Spanish-descended Mexicans are the ones our government will need to approach, as they’re the ones with the real power in that country and those whose throats will be slit first if a popular socialist revolution does take place in Mexico. They are internationally invested, educated, and savvy. The frank yet grim appeal should be: Throw in with us now and prosper together, or see your children and grandchildren butchered, as usually happens when the “oppressed masses have their day”.
The greatest tragedy given the existing cultural similarities between the U.S. and Mexico and the affinity of Mexicans and Americans for each other if this takes place will be that – like other nations in which our government’s foreign policy has proved abysmally lacking – the leaders of the new socialist Mexico will point to the United States as a complicit partner in their socioeconomic oppression.
And they’ll be right.
This website is intended to be an easy-to-read, fully-sourced resource for Congress members, Senators, reporters, and others who wish to discover the current legal status of the United States of America. The United States has been in a declared state of emergency from September 2001, to the present.
On September 11, 2001, the government declared a state of emergency. That declared state of emergency was formally put in writing on 9/14/2001:
“A national emergency exists by reason of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, and the Pentagon, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, I hereby declare that the national emergency has existed since September 11, 2001 . . . .”
That declared state of emergency has continued in full force and effect from 9/11 to the present. For example, the White House website states:
“Consistent with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, in Proclamation 7463, with respect to the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center, New York, New York, the Pentagon, and aboard United Airlines flight 93, and the continuing and immediate threat of further attacks on the United States.
Because the terrorist threat continues, the national emergency declared on September 14, 2001, last extended on September 5, 2006, and the powers and authorities adopted to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 14, 2007. Therefore, I am continuing in effect for an additional year the national emergency I declared on September 14, 2001, with respect to the terrorist threat.”
A separate announcement on the White House website states:
“Because the actions of these persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the United States, the national emergency declared on September 23, 2001, and the measures adopted on that date to deal with that emergency, must continue in effect beyond September 23, 2007. Therefore, in accordance with section 202(d) of the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1622(d)), I am continuing for 1 year the national emergency with respect to persons who commit, threaten to commit, or support terrorism.”
See also this.
The Washington Times wrote on September 18, 2001:
“Simply by proclaiming a national emergency on Friday, President Bush activated some 500 dormant legal provisions, including those allowing him to impose censorship and martial law.”
Is the Times correct? Well, it is clear that pre-9/11 declarations of national emergency have authorized martial law. For example, as summarized by a former fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation, and the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gary Schlarbaum Award for Lifetime Defense of Liberty, Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty and Templeton Honor Rolls Award on Education in a Free Society:
In 1973, the Senate created a Special Committee on the Termination of the National Emergency (subsequently redesignated the Special Committee on National Emergencies and Delegated Emergency Powers) to investigate the matter and to propose reforms. Ascertaining the continued existence of four presidential declarations of national emergency, the Special Committee (U.S. Senate 1973, p. iii) reported:
“These proclamations give force to 470 provisions of Federal law. . . . taken together, [they] confer enough authority to rule the country without reference to normal constitutional processes. Under the powers delegated by these statutes, the President may: seize property; organize and control the means of production; seize commodities; assign military forces abroad; institute martial law; seize and control all transportation and communications; regulate the operation of private enterprise; restrict travel; and, in a plethora of particular ways, control the lives of all American citizens.”
(Most or all of the emergency powers referred to by the above-quoted 1973 Senate report were revoked in the late 1970′s by 50 U.S.C. Section 1601. However, presidents have made numerous declarations of emergency since then, and the declarations made by President Bush in September 2001 are still in effect).
It is also clear that the White House has kept substantial information concerning its presidential proclamations and directives hidden from Congress. For example, according to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy:
“Of the 54 National Security Presidential Directives issued by the [George W.] Bush Administration to date, the titles of only about half have been publicly identified. There is descriptive material or actual text in the public domain for only about a third. In other words, there are dozens of undisclosed Presidential directives that define U.S. national security policy and task government agencies, but whose substance is unknown either to the public or, as a rule, to Congress.”
Continuity of Government Plans were Implemented for the United States on 9/11.
Continuity of Government (“COG”) measures were implemented on 9/11. For example, according to the 9/11 Commission Report, at page 38:
“At 9:59, an Air Force lieutenant colonel working in the White House Military Office joined the conference and stated he had just talked to Deputy National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley. The White House requested (1) the implementation of continuity of government measures, (2) fighter escorts for Air Force One, and (3) a fighter combat air patrol over Washington, D.C.”
Likewise, page 326 of the Report states:
“The secretary of defense directed the nation’s armed forces to Defense Condition 3, an increased state of military readiness. For the first time in history, all nonemergency civilian aircraft in the United States were grounded, stranding tens of thousands of passengers across the country. Contingency plans for the continuity of government and the evacuation of leaders had been implemented.”
The Washington Post states that Vice President Richard Cheney initiated the COG plan on 9/11 (“From the bunker, Cheney officially implemented the emergency continuity of government orders . . . .”)See also footnotes cited therein and this webpage.
Continuity of Government Measures Were Kept in Effect For Several Months, At The Least; Congress Was Kept In the Dark
CNN reports that — 6 months later –
Because Bush has decided to leave the operation in place, agencies including the White House and top civilian Cabinet departments have rotated personnel involved, and are discussing ways to staff such a contingency operation under the assumption it will be in place indefinitely, this official said.
Similarly, the Washington Post stated in March 2002 that “the shadow government has evolved into an indefinite precaution.” The same article goes on to state:
“… assessment of terrorist risks persuaded the White House to remake the program as a permanent feature of ‘the new reality, based on what the threat looks like,’ a senior decisionmaker said.”
As a CBS article makes clear, virtually none of the Congressional leadership knew that the COG had been implemented or was still in existence as of March 2002:
Key congressional leaders say they didn’t know President Bush had established a “shadow government,” moving dozens of senior civilian managers to secret underground locations outside Washington to ensure that the federal government could survive a devastating terrorist attack on the nation’s capital, The Washington Post says in its Saturday editions.
Senate Majority Leader Thomas A. Daschle (D-S.D.) told the Post he had not been informed by the White House about the role, location or even the existence of the shadow government that the administration began to deploy the morning of the Sept. 11 hijackings.
An aide to House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt (D-Mo.) said he was also unaware of the administration’s move.
Among Congress’s GOP leadership, aides to House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (Ill.), second in line to succeed the president if he became incapacitated, and to Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott (Miss.) said they were not sure whether they knew.
Aides to Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D-W. Va.) said he had not been told. As Senate president pro tempore, he is in line to become president after the House speaker.
Similarly, the above-cited CNN article states :
Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, D-South Dakota, said Friday he can’t say much about the plan.
“We have not been informed at all about the role of the shadow government or its whereabouts or what particular responsibilities they have and when they would kick in, but we look forward to work with the administration to get additional information on that.”
Indeed, as documented below, the White House has specifically refused to share information about Continuity of Government plans with the Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. Congress, even though that Committee has proper security clearance to hear the full details of all COG plans.
What Are Continuity of Government Plans?
Continuity of government plans are contingency plans which create a new government in the case of an alleged threat to the ability of the American government to continue operations. America’s COG plans were created to deal with nuclear war, but they have been discussed in many other contexts as well.
What would things look like if the COG plans were already being implemented?
- Top leaders of the “new government” called for in the COG would entirely or largely go into hiding, and would govern in hidden locations
- Those within the new government would know what was going on. But those in the “old government” – that is, the one created by the framers of the Constitution – would not necessarily know the details of what was happening
- Normal laws and legal processes might largely be suspended, or superseded by secretive judicial forums
- The media might be ordered by strict laws – punishable by treason – to only promote stories authorized by the new government
Therefore, COG plans are of vital importance to America, because their implementation suspends the normal Constitutional form of government, separation of powers, and traditional American rights.
Could the White House have maintained COG operations to the present day? One hint may be contained in the above-cited CNN article:
Bush triggered the precautions in the hours after the September 11 strikes, and has left them in place because of continuing U.S. intelligence suggesting a possible threat.
Concerns that al Qaeda could have gained access to a crude nuclear device “were a major factor” in the president’s decision, the official said. “The threat of some form of catastrophic event is the trigger,” this official said.
This same official went on to say that the U.S. had no confirmation — “and no solid evidence” — that al Qaeda had such a nuclear device and also acknowledged that the “consensus” among top U.S. officials was that the prospect was “quite low.”
Still, the officials said Bush and other top White House officials including Cheney were adamant that the government take precautions designed to make sure government functions ranging from civil defense to transportation and agricultural production could be managed in the event Washington was the target of a major strike.
As is apparent from a brief review of the news, the government has, since 9/11, continuously stated that there is a terrorist threat of a nuclear device or dirty bomb. That alone infers that COG plans may still be in effect.
In addition, one of the top investigative journalists in the country, Larisa Alexandrovna (the lead journalist at Raw Story), writing about the 2001 Department of Justice memorandum that found that the Fourth Amendment had no application to domestic military operations, wrote:
“it seems to me that this administration has justified its crimes by NOT suspending the state of emergency that went up on September 11, 2001. They are using emergency powers if you look at the whole of the spying, military actions inside the US, etc. I would wager that if asked, this administration will admit that we have been in a state of emergency for their tenure in office.”
Alexandrovna not only believes that we have been in a state of emergency since 2001 (which the White House itself has verified, see above), but that the government has been using its emergency powers — i.e. powers justified by a state of emergency — in spying, carrying out military actions inside the U.S. (see this), and taking other extra-Constitutional actions.
Is that why the government:
- Suspended habeas corpus?
- Has been spying on Americans?
- Is training pastors to preach obedience to martial law?
Are all of these actions based upon a COG form of government?
As one writer notes:
A contemporary version of the Continuity of Government program was put into play in the hours after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, when Vice President Cheney and senior members of Congress were dispersed to “undisclosed locations” to maintain government functions. It was during this emergency period, Hamilton and other former government officials believe, that President Bush may have authorized the NSA to begin actively using the Main Core database for domestic surveillance. One indicator they cite is a statement by Bush in December 2005, after the New York Times had revealed the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping, in which he made a rare reference to the emergency program: The Justice Department’s legal reviews of the NSA activity, Bush said, were based on “fresh intelligence assessment of terrorist threats to the continuity of our government.”
Remember also that provisions of the Homegrown Terrorism are already being implemented, even though the Senate has not yet approved that law (and see this). How could that happen if COG plans were not in effect?
Additionally, Vice President Cheney’s recent claim that his office is not part of the Executive branch of government may be one more piece of circumstantial evidence that COG plans are still be in effect, with Cheney a participant in the extra-constitutional government. Specifically, last summer, Cheney’s office stated that “the Vice President’s office is not an ‘entity within the executive branch”. As summarized in Time Magazine:
“Vice President Dick Cheney has been resisting even his own Executive Branch’s efforts to find out what kind of secret material his office has been stashing away over the last four years.Cheney’s office, according to a story first reported by the Chicago Tribune, has resisted attempts by a tiny federal agency to compile information — in accordance with an executive order signed by George Bush himself — on the classified documents being held by the Vice President’s operation. Cheney’s office argued that the Vice President’s office, because it has both executive and legislative branch duties, is exempt from the order.”
It is, of course, possible that Cheney’s response to the request for documents is simply based upon a desire to avoid handing over documents. However, given that Cheney has been instrumental in creating and practicing Continuity of Government plans for 20 years, and the increasingly strong circumstantial evidence that Continuity of Government plans are currently in effect, Cheney’s statement that he is not within the Executive branch, and that he is also part of the legislative, may be based on his being a key participant in a COG government. In other words, COG leaders, such as perhaps Cheney, would have key roles not only in the executive, but also the legislative branch, to the extent those “branches” (separation of powers is apparently not part of the COG plans) even exist. See this.Presidential Directive NSPD-51
In 2007, President Bush issued Presidential Directive NSPD-51, which purported to change Continuity of Government plans. I have argued elsewhere that issuance of NSPD-51 does not prove that Continuity of Government plans are not in effect currently.
However, even if COG plans are not currently in effect, and were somehow secretly rescinded between September 2001 and the present despite the continuing declaration of state of emergency, it is important to note the following:
- NSPD51 was passed without Congressional input
- Indeed, implementation of COG has been continuously hidden from Congress
- Even the New York Times wrote in an editorial:
“Beyond cases of actual insurrection, the President may now use military troops as a domestic police force in response to a natural disaster, a disease outbreak, terrorist attack, or to any ‘other condition.’ Changes of this magnitude should be made only after a thorough public airing. But these new Presidential powers were slipped into the law without hearings or public debate.”
Everyone from “conservative activist Jerome Corsi [to] Marjorie Cohn of the [liberal] National Lawyer’s Guild have interpreted [the COG plans contained in Presidential Directive NSPD-51] as a break from Constitutional law ….“ As a reporter for Slate concluded after analyzing NSPD-51:“I see nothing in the [COG document entitled presidential directive NSPD51] to prevent even a “localized” forest fire or hurricane from giving the president the right to throw long-established constitutional government out the window” White House spokesman Gordon Johndroe said that “because of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the American public needs no explanation of [Continuity of Government] plans”
Indeed, in the summer 2007, Congressman Peter DeFazio, on the Homeland Security Committee (and so with proper security access to be briefed on COG issues), inquired about continuity of government plans, and was refused access. Indeed, DeFazio told Congress that the entire Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. Congress has been denied access to the plans by the White House (video; or here is the transcript). The Homeland Security Committee has full clearance to view all information about COG plans. DeFazio concluded: “Maybe the people who think there’s a conspiracy out there are right”.
As University of California Berkeley Professor Emeritus Peter Dale Scott has warned:
“If members of the Homeland Security Committee cannot enforce their right to read secret plans of the Executive Branch, then the systems of checks and balances established by the U.S. Constitution would seem to be failing.
To put it another way, if the White House is successful in frustrating DeFazio, then Continuity of Government planning has arguably already superseded the Constitution as a higher authority.”
Given the above, even under a best-case scenario — that is, assuming that COG plans are not currently still in effect — it is urgent that Congress and the public pay attention to this issue. Congress, the Courts, and the American people must demand that any and all COG plans be rescinded to the extent they:
(1) allow the plans to be unilaterally implemented without adequate justification by the White House (e.g. a local fire);
(2) do not have strict time limits, so that they are terminated the minute they are no longer absolutely necessary for the survival of our country;
(3) do not include Congress in the planning process; or
(4) unnecessarily destroy Constitutional protections, when our country could still be protected if such protections were respected.
What Should We Do Now?
Who will demand that the Constitution is respected? The hard reality is that the White House will not agree to follow the Constitution and the rule of law, or even to disclose whether or not the COG plans which were implemented on 9/11 are still in effect, unless the public demands it. It is up to us.
As Professor Scott puts stresses the importance of public pressure in this regard:
“Will Congress insist on its right of review COG? The answer to this question will depend on discussion in the blogosphere, the degree of pressure exerted by the electorate on their representatives, and the questions asked the men and women who would be president.”
And Congressman Kucinich – who is leading the charge for impeachment – says that the American people must pressure Congress every day to issue subpoenas to the White House to determine whether COG plans are in effect, and to get a copy of the plans.
Samuel Huntington’s Warning
He predicted a ‘clash of civilizations,’ not the illusion of Davos Man.
By FOUAD AJAMI
The last of Samuel Huntington’s books — “Who Are We? The Challenges to America’s National Identity,” published four years ago — may have been his most passionate work. It was like that with the celebrated Harvard political scientist, who died last week at 81. He was a man of diffidence and reserve, yet he was always caught up in the political storms of recent decades.
“This book is shaped by my own identities as a patriot and a scholar,” he wrote. “As a patriot I am deeply concerned about the unity and strength of my country as a society based on liberty, equality, law and individual rights.” Huntington lived the life of his choice, neither seeking controversies, nor ducking them. “Who Are We?” had the signature of this great scholar — the bold, sweeping assertions sustained by exacting details, and the engagement with the issues of the time.
He wrote in that book of the “American Creed,” and of its erosion among the elites. Its key elements — the English language, Christianity, religious commitment, English concepts of the rule of law, the responsibility of rulers, and the rights of individuals — he said are derived from the “distinct Anglo-Protestant culture of the founding settlers of America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.”
Critics who branded the book as a work of undisguised nativism missed an essential point. Huntington observed that his was an “argument for the importance of Anglo-Protestant culture, not for the importance of Anglo-Protestant people.” The success of this great republic, he said, had hitherto depended on the willingness of generations of Americans to honor the creed of the founding settlers and to shed their old affinities. But that willingness was being battered by globalization and multiculturalism, and by new waves of immigrants with no deep attachments to America’s national identity. “The Stars and Stripes were at half-mast,” he wrote in “Who Are We?”, “and other flags flew higher on the flagpole of American identities.”
Three possible American futures beckoned, Huntington said: cosmopolitan, imperial and national. In the first, the world remakes America, and globalization and multiculturalism trump national identity. In the second, America remakes the world: Unchallenged by a rival superpower, America would attempt to reshape the world according to its values, taking to other shores its democratic norms and aspirations. In the third, America remains America: It resists the blandishments — and falseness — of cosmopolitanism, and reins in the imperial impulse.
Huntington made no secret of his own preference: an American nationalism “devoted to the preservation and enhancement of those qualities that have defined America since its founding.” His stark sense of realism had no patience for the globalism of the Clinton era. The culture of “Davos Man” — named for the watering hole of the global elite — was disconnected from the call of home and hearth and national soil.
But he looked with a skeptical eye on the American expedition to Iraq, uneasy with those American conservatives who had come to believe in an “imperial” American mission. He foresaw frustration for this drive to democratize other lands. The American people would not sustain this project, he observed, and there was the “paradox of democracy”: Democratic experiments often bring in their wake nationalistic populist movements (Latin America) or fundamentalist movements (Muslim countries). The world tempts power, and denies it. It is the Huntingtonian world; no false hopes and no redemption.
In the 1990s, when the Davos crowd and other believers in a borderless world reigned supreme, Huntington crossed over from the academy into global renown, with his “clash of civilizations” thesis. In an article first published in Foreign Affairs in 1993 (then expanded into a book), Huntington foresaw the shape of the post-Cold War world. The war of ideologies would yield to a civilizational struggle of soil and blood. It would be the West versus the eight civilizations dividing the rest — Latin American, African, Islamic, Sinic, Hindu, Orthodox, Buddhist and Japanese.
In this civilizational struggle, Islam would emerge as the principal challenge to the West. “The relations between Islam and Christianity, both orthodox and Western, have often been stormy. Each has been the other’s Other. The 20th-century conflict between liberal democracy and Marxist-Leninism is only a fleeting and superficial historical phenomenon compared to the continuing and deeply conflictual relation between Islam and Christianity.”
He had assaulted the zeitgeist of the era. The world took notice, and his book was translated into 39 languages. Critics insisted that men want Sony, not soil. But on 9/11, young Arabs — 19 of them — would weigh in. They punctured the illusions of an era, and gave evidence of the truth of Huntington’s vision. With his typical precision, he had written of a “youth bulge” unsettling Muslim societies, and young, radicalized Arabs, unhinged by modernity and unable to master it, emerging as the children of this radical age.
If I may be permitted a personal narrative: In 1993, I had written the lead critique in Foreign Affairs of his thesis. I admired his work but was unconvinced. My faith was invested in the order of states that the West itself built. The ways of the West had become the ways of the world, I argued, and the modernist consensus would hold in key Third-World countries like Egypt, India and Turkey. Fifteen years later, I was given a chance in the pages of The New York Times Book Review to acknowledge that I had erred and that Huntington had been correct all along.
A gracious letter came to me from Nancy Arkelyan Huntington, his wife of 51 years (her Armenian descent an irony lost on those who dubbed him a defender of nativism). He was in ill-health, suffering the aftermath of a small stroke. They were spending the winter at their summer house on Martha’s Vineyard. She had read him my essay as he lay in bed. He was pleased with it: “He will be writing you himself shortly.” Of course, he did not write, and knowing of his frail state I did not expect him to do so. He had been a source of great wisdom, an exemplar, and it had been an honor to write of him, and to know him in the regrettably small way I did.
We don’t have his likes in the academy today. Political science, the field he devoted his working life to, has been in the main commandeered by a new generation. They are “rational choice” people who work with models and numbers and write arid, impenetrable jargon.
More importantly, nowadays in the academy and beyond, the patriotism that marked Samuel Huntington’s life and work is derided, and the American Creed he upheld is thought to be the ideology of rubes and simpletons, the affliction of people clinging to old ways. The Davos men have perhaps won. No wonder the sorrow and the concern that ran through the work of Huntington’s final years.
Mr. Ajami is professor of Middle East Studies at The Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He is also an adjunct research fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.
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