Monday, July 06, 2015
Can the decedents still vote?
At the Trib.
I am presently stuck in a Third-World hellhole not named America. My in-laws think I’m on “vacation,” but I don’t consider cleaning up a dilapidated house that sat deserted, filling up with bat guano, sawdust from “wood lice” (termites), dust and wasps, since the last time we cleaned it two years ago, and cutlassing grass and vines till a blister pops on my hand a “vacation.”
The nieces and nephews with whom I have good relations either do not presently have working computers, Internet service, or they have moved out of their families’ houses, with their pcs, and are now living with husbands! Various computer cafes I used to use have gone out of business, and I had to walk a mile down the road to find the place where I am presently working.
With that said, there are fresh mangoes on the ground in my late father-in-law’s garden, some of the Chinese restaurants here have the best, “cripsy” roast pork I’ve ever eaten, and I’m about halfway through Scott Eyman’s epic, 2014 John Wayne biography.
Locally, a major potential scandal is casting a shadow on the September 7 national elections.
Jack Warner, a black loose cannon who travels from party to party, and scandal to scandal, was in the Indian United National Congress party, then left for the breakaway Congress of the People party, which allied with UNC to return to power in 2010, and recently formed his own, Independent Liberal Party. (UNC is the most powerful ally within the “People’s Partnership,” which also includes the Tobago Organization of the People and the National Joint Action Committee.)
Warner has been implicated in the FIFA scandal, as allegedly having taken bribes. This he has denied with the vehemence with which he does everything. He has never taken any money from anyone for anything. A regular saint, he is. However, what makes this incident unusual is that Warner was a big supporter of Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, who in turn used to say, “You can’t touch my Jack,” but now feels betrayed by her, and has thus turned on her, with a vengeance.
(The PM is known simply as “Kamla.” I ought to know; I have many of her campaign t-shirts, which she had made out of cotton of the best, most durable quality. Warner is similarly known simply as “Jack.” I possess none of Jack’s t-shirts, nor have I ever met him, though he’d surely make for a wild interview subject.)
Back in 1999, when Kamla was the MP for Siparia in “d’bush” in the rural South, one of my sisters-in-law, who worked for her, introduced us in Kamla’s office.
The Indians think Kamla’s the best thing to happen to Trinidad & Tobago since Independence. The first female PM here, she’s pretty much a by-the-book welfare politician—she’d previously been education and justice minister—but she helps the Indians. (UNC PM Basdaeo Panday, who tried imitating America’s Republicans during the late 1990s, had betrayed the Indian base on which he was completely dependent, and enough of them stopped voting for him, and he betrayed enough coalition partners, for the UNC to be toppled from power. Sound familiar? The black party, the People’s National Movement, then ruled from 2001-2010.)
Back to Jack. Since I don’t have a newspaper handy, I must paraphrase. It seems that not too long ago, the PM visited France, where she “lost” $6,000-9,000. Warner says she lost the money gambling. Warner has also made dark allusions to Kamla’s French hotel stay, and a mystery guest who was staying in the adjoining room to hers. Warner maintains that only four people know who the mystery guest was: Kamla, two security guards, and Jack.
Ordinary Indians I’ve spoken with identify themselves politically through their responses to Jack’s claims. One of my brothers-in-law asserted that no one listens to anything Jack says. Only a UNC fanatic would say that.
Conversely, an Indian lady I just met (she’s a friend’s girlfriend) believes that not only was the mystery hotel guest in the room next to Kamla’s Jack, but that they have been carrying on an affair for years.
That lady is obviously not a UNC fanatic.
Note that Kamla and Jack are both married, just not to each other… yet.
Between now and September 7, there should be plenty more fireworks.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
By Nicholas Stix
At The Last Refuge.
Monday, June 29, 2015
No Justice for Beverly Hope Melton: Solicitor Claims Former Sheriff Compromised Murder Case—Charleston Prosecutor Scarlett Wilson Lets Racist Black Rapist-Murderer Off with Life Until Parole
The denouement of the Beverly Hope Melton rape-murder case. What "drove" the killer to do it? Must have been something.
After Refusing to Make a Confederate Battle Flag Cake with the Inscription, “Heritage, Not Hate,” Walmart Makes an ISIS Cake!
Published on Jun 26, 2015 by Chuck Netzhammer.
On 06/25/15, I attempted to get an Edible Image cake printed with the Confederate flag image on it at Walmart. It was denied. The next day I had them do the same for the ISIS battle flag image I brought to them. They cheerfully did it, and sold me my ISIS cake. WTF Walmart! ISIS is beheading Christians, selling little girls into slavery, and is currently a terrorist org at war with the United States........but you can't buy the General Lee toy car at Walmart? It's a damn shame.
Walmart gave a non-apology apology.
Feds Now Train Local Cops in “The Safari Principle,” Whereby White Cops and Civilians Alike are the Prisoners of Black Males, Who Have License to Kill
My only disagreement with Sundance, below, is when he says,
The principle underlines the ideological point – those doing the attacking cannot ignore their instincts, control their behavior or comply with laws.
The underlying principle is not that black thugs “cannot” obey the law, etc., but that they are under no obligation to do so.
DOJ Training Ferguson Police Force to Ignore Their Instincts – Training Sessions Emphasize Political Correctness While on Safari
November 6, 2014
The Last Refuge
A critical element in training the “Safari Park Rules” is teaching the game wardens how to avoid their instincts when around predators.
FERGUSON • The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it is hosting a training session through Friday about fair and impartial policing for commanders of local departments, including Ferguson’s.
The effort is part of the Justice Department’s Collaborative Reform Initiative within the St. Louis County police that started after Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson shot Michael Brown in August.
President Barack Obama then asked Attorney General Eric Holder to send the agency’s Community Oriented Policing Services director, Ron Davis, to work with police officials in Ferguson.
The two-day training includes command-level law enforcement leadership from St. Louis County, St. Louis, the Missouri Highway Patrol and Ferguson police, as well as local community members.
The training is designed to enhance officers’ understanding of how bias — including implicit or unconscious bias — affects officer behavior, and the impact that biased policing has on officers and the community. Subsequent sessions focus on educating first-line supervisors and police trainers as a way to integrate these concepts into day-to-day practices, according to a Department of Justice official. (read more)
[The training is designed to inhibit white officers’ reflexes, so that when they have a split second to act in a life-or-death situation, they hesitate, so that black perps can murder them.]
~ The Safari Principle ~
THE SAFARI PRINCIPLE – The hidden subtext could be construed as the following…
If you do not follow the rules... and a non-black person is shot, killed or attacked, the non-black is at fault for not following the rules the police and black grievance industry wrote for them on the Safari Park safety brochure. The principle underlines the ideological point – those doing the attacking cannot ignore their instincts, control their behavior or comply with laws.
What does this say about our society?Are we living in a drive through Safari Park? If we get out of our vehicles we deserve what we get, and we shouldn’t blame the predators, much less shoot them in self-defense?
#Ferguson thugs threaten to rape cops wife 10/22/14 at 8:36 PM CDT
Published on Oct 23, 2014 by Froggie Leggs.
Bassem Masri records as his thug friends threaten to rape a cop’s wife.
— Mike Napa (@RealMikeNapa) October 25, 2014
of The Last Ditch in September 1994.
By NICHOLAS STRAKON
We are the dead. Our only true life is in the future. We shall take part in it as handfuls of dust and splinters of bone. But how far away that future may be, there is no knowing. It might be a thousand years. At present nothing is possible except to extend the area of sanity little by little. We cannot act collectively. We can only spread our knowledge outwards from individual to individual....
George Orwell, 1984
Politically and culturally, we are some of America's dead, huddling together here in The Last Ditch.
We're a jumbled bunch of old bones — defunct revolutionaries, shell-shocked reactionaries, failures of the regime's schooling system, American Dreamers who died hard, misfits all. There are even a few of us still dreaming who might protest — like the uncooperative plague victim in the Monty Python film — "I'm not dead yet!"
But we're dead, all right — because of the handful of values we hold in common. We're all individualists. We all love liberty. We all mourn the civilization of the West. And because of those things we have become ghosts in our own land.
Some of us are plain anarchists; others are constitutional republicans, minarchists who can imagine a properly ordered "night-watchman state." One or two of us might propose a slightly wider range of state action — but they won't propose it in TLD.
Some of us come out of the Objectivist tradition of Ayn Rand and stand in a regardful if critical relation to it now. Others nourished their individualism at quite different fountainheads.
Some of us are atheists; others are Christians.
Loyal as we all are to the culture of the West, some of us are skeptical whether a European-American ethnic consciousness can coexist with individualism. Others are sanguine.
We in TLD include "crypto-Copperheads" or flat-out Confederate sympathizers who abhor the outcome of the Late Unpleasantness; others are much more interested in the Present Unpleasantness. Some suspect the latter cannot be understood without reference to the former.
As for how we imagine the Future Unpleasantness, some of us — those reluctant to admit their demise and mount the dead-cart — are able to find hope. They would say, I suppose, that they are fighting in The Last Ditch.
Others — including me — are pessimistic. We consider The Last Ditch not a combat redoubt but just an observation post, from which we can study the mopping-up operations of our great and abominable enemies: totalitarianism and savagery.
This is what I mean by pessimism:
If Americans are very lucky, the entire system — leviathan state, fascized economy, poisoned institutions, brutalized society and all — will collapse in their lifetimes.
If Americans are not very lucky, they will collapse, and the system will survive into a dim gray future.
I think our people have about used up their luck.
In the lead article of this premier issue, Ronald N. Neff begins presenting his vision of "Polite Totalitarianism." It is the theory of the Permanent Regime — a state apparatus tending toward greater and greater power, and greater and greater subtlety, and therefore of indefinite life span. If not absolutely "permanent" — for no human institution is immortal — this regime, as Neff sees it, will likely survive long enough to fortify itself so that it is invulnerable to revolution, and long enough to finish destroying all American liberty. It will do so with the help of the American people, for that is the democratic way.
Neff's article is in four parts and will conclude in Issue 4.
"Polite totalitarianism" ran in the September, October, November, and December 1994 TLDs.
In Issue 2, I will begin a related speculation as to how our Permanent Rulers are engaged in exterminating the remnants of old bourgeois culture and reducing the productive middle class to no more than a deracinated, subservient Outer Party. Our rulers are doing so, I will hypothesize, in cooperation with the radical Left. Call it, if you will, the marriage of the Dark Suits and the Red Guards.
I expect that this article also will be in four parts, concluding in Issue 5.
"Dark Suits and Red Guards" ran in five parts, in the October, November, December 1994, and January and February 1995 issues.
These two pieces — Neff's and mine — will comprise the core assumptions of TLD's founders. Those assumptions are open to debate and revision by other contributors; and I would be happy to see one of our relative optimists prove them wrong.
But I'm pessimistic.
Until they are proved wrong, you will see no pieces in TLD lauding heroic entrepreneurs who, after a 14-year struggle, have managed to privatize garbage collection in Upper Lower Overshoe, Montana. You will see no interviews with "libertarian" technocrats who want [Janet] Reno's Ministry of Love to contract out the background checks of gun buyers. You will find nothing — nothing favorable, anyway — about the efforts of busy apparatchiki to win ballot status and some sort of dreadful "legitimacy" for the Libertarian Party.
What will you find instead? First, analyses about what is being done to us, who is doing it, what they get out of it, and how much pain we're likely to have to endure until they're satisfied. On this score, one is discouraged when he recalls the dream of the future that O'Brien, Winston Smith's torturer, savored: that of a boot stamping on a human face — forever.
However, TLD's founders don't intend to let strategic pessimism blind them to events on the tactical level. The Polite Totalitarians are brilliant and mighty — but they are neither omniscient nor omnipotent. They may get ahead of themselves, in their haste and arrogance; they may quarrel among themselves; they may blunder in carrying out a given invasion of society. We'll report on the "battlefield situation" as we see it.
As we survey the battlefield, we may occasionally observe a few lovers of liberty and civility engaging in active, organized resistance. If we find their resistance interesting, we'll cover it — with a skeptical eye. If their resistance is genuine, we'll honor the rebels, despite their optimism.
We will explore the wrong turnings in Western history, and the extent to which flaws in the civilization we love proved fatal. All of us — anarchist and minarchist, Christian and atheist — will confront the remarkable fact that the civilization that gave the world the Industrial Revolution, individualism, the novel, and the symphony also created that behemoth of mass murder and slavery, the nation-state.
Our explorations may lead us to suspect that what we have taken to be a virtue of the West has in fact been an Achilles' heel. For example, of the major modern civilizations, the West has been distinctive in its hospitality toward the colors, fragrances, tastes, sounds — and practices — of exotic cultures. It's worth asking whether that trait invigorated the West with new blood, or poisoned it with tainted blood.
I expect our analyses and situation reports and explorations to be intrinsically interesting. But if TLD's founders consider political proposals and movement activism counterproductive, our culture extinguished, and our cause lost, what really is the point of our enterprise? Why should we bother preparing an Issue 2 of TLD? Why should you read it?
Because even in defeat we still have our lives to live. I'm sure all of us "dead Americans" want our "deaths" to remain metaphorical for a long time! We might prolong our haunting presence if we can find practical answers to some urgent questions:
• Can we avoid — evade — flee — hide from our conquerors for a while? Can we live relatively human, civilized lives while doing so?
• Clearly, for as long as our rulers permit us to do so, we must keep our children far from the government schools, where they would be taught totalitarianism by their teachers and savagery by their fellow "students." But then what should we teach our children to prepare them for living in their dark new world?
• Where can we look for consolation? I know what answer our Christians might offer. Does it lead to quietism? Where can TLD's atheists look? To the great art, music, and literature of the West? Does that lead to mere escapism?
• The theme song of a terrifying TV show — "Cops" on the Fox network — asks: "Whacha gonna do when they come for you?" What are we going to do when the regime's thugs come for us, or for our neighbors, friends, spouses — or, in the worst nightmare, for our children? Our rejection of activism in no way implies surrender in such circumstances — but the question is a thorny one, particularly if the choice is between risking martyrdom, whereby we would deprive our survivors of our aid; or submitting in hopes of protecting some of what we cherish.
We will seek answers for the above, but three matters are not in question.
First: we might as well forget about fomenting a cultural and intellectual revolution in our time. It's too late. Our adversaries are completing their revolution; we are out of time. But whatever happens to American civilization in the near term, people will go on inhabiting this land for centuries, even millennia. We must — in Orwell's words — "extend the area of sanity little by little," from individual to individual, in hopes of reaching out to that posterity. Those "post-Americans" — perhaps living under a regime weaker than ours — might derive a timely warning from our legacy, assuming it survives the memory hole of our regime. In any event, leaving such a legacy is an act of loyalty to the human future.
Second: whether anyone hears us or not, heeds us or not, joins us or not, we hold it an honorable mission to stand and witness as darkness falls. It's an act of loyalty to the good that our civilization once represented.
Finally: although we may think of ourselves as old bones, our rulers regard us as children — wayward, unloved, casually abusable children, at that. But we are adults. We are men and women who ought to be free. We must purge ourselves of illusions, lest we be children, as well as slaves. We must attempt to see and speak of our world as it is, in all its horror.
That is an act of loyalty to ourselves.
By Nicholas Stix
Not bloody likely. The "vic" was the wrong race.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Baltimore City Police are Going Through the Motions of Appearing to Investigate Three Murders This Weekend
Berraism: “Nobody goes there anymore. It's too crowded.”
CNBC’s Web site pulled that headline, replacing it with, “Target, Amazon pull Confederate goods from websites,” but if you save the story, you get the original headline.
By Nicholas Stix
A tip ‘o the hate to my Oak Park, IL writer friend, Jim Bowman, at Blithe Spirit blog, the author of both corporate histories and works on religion, most recently the memoir, Company Man: My Jesuit Life, 1950-1968.
Alito’s language reminds me of what Timothy Garton Ash wrote in the late 1980s, in essays later collected in The Uses of Adversity, about the Communist East Bloc: There were two sorts of opinion, “public” and “private.” “Public opinion” were the lies one had to say out of the house, or in the company of people one could not trust. “Private” opinion concerned one’s real beliefs, as well as true statements of fact, both of which one could only say behind closed doors, to trusted intimates.
In Red China, things may have been even worse. In elementary school, we learned about how Chinese children were trained in school to betray their parents to the state, for unacceptable opinions they had voiced in the privacy of their own home.
The elimination of privacy is characteristic of totalitarianism. Thus, we had Germans publicly denounced and destroyed, even murdered, for private opinions under Nazism. The same is true of Islam, and contemporary American totalitarianism. Modern feminism, founded by communist Betty Friedan, popularized the totalitarian slogan, “The personal is the political.”
Of course, the politics of personal destruction waged against anyone who dissents from the racial socialist dogma du jour has been going on for 50 years, since the black attacks on Daniel Patrick Moynihan for the report he wrote for President Johnson on the negro family. In recent years, however, the attacks have gone from occurring years apart to days and even hours apart.
Alito Warns: Defenders of Traditional Marriage Now Risk Being Treated as Bigots by Governments, Employers, Schools
By Terence P. Jeffrey
June 26, 2015 | 1:53 P.M. EDT
(CNSNews.com) - In his dissent from the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which declared that same-sex marriage is a right, Justice Samuel Alito said the court had falsely likened opposition to same-sex marriage to racism and that its decision “will be used to vilify Americans unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy.”
Alito warned that in the wake of the court’s ruling, Americans who dare to publicly express views in favor the traditional understanding that marriage is between a man and a woman will risk recrimination.
“I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools,” Alito wrote.
“By imposing its own views on the entire country,” he said, “the majority facilitates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas.”
Here is a key excerpt from Alito’s dissent:
[Alito’s complete dissenting opinion can be read in this pdf file, starting on page 96.]
Today’s decision usurps the constitutional right of the people to decide whether to keep or alter the traditional understanding of marriage. The decision will also have other important consequences. It will be used to vilify Americans who are unwilling to assent to the new orthodoxy. In the course of its opinion, the majority compares traditional marriage laws to laws that denied equal treatment for African-Americans and women. E.g., ante, at 11–13. The implications of this analogy will be exploited by those who are determined to stamp out every vestige of dissent.
Perhaps recognizing how its reasoning may be used, the majority attempts, toward the end of its opinion, to reas¬sure those who oppose same-sex marriage that their rights of conscience will be protected. Ante, at 26–27. We will soon see whether this proves to be true. I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as bigots and treated as such by governments, employers, and schools.
The system of federalism established by our Constitu¬tion provides a way for people with different beliefs to live together in a single nation. If the issue of same-sex mar¬riage had been left to the people of the States, it is likely that some States would recognize same-sex marriage and others would not. It is also possible that some States would tie recognition to protection for conscience rights. The majority today makes that impossible. By imposing its own views on the entire country, the majority facili¬tates the marginalization of the many Americans who have traditional ideas. Recalling the harsh treatment of gays and lesbians in the past, some may think that turn-about is fair play. But if that sentiment prevails, the Nation will experience bitter and lasting wounds.
What Goes Around, Comes Around: See Video of White Man Invading the Stage in London, While Talker Kanye West is… Doing Whatever It is He Does
Let’s hope this sets a precedent. Every time West is talking on a stage, a white man should upstage him.
In the video below, skip to 0:49, if you don’t want your time wasted.
Stage invader disrupts Kanye West performance at Glastonbury
By Associated Press
11:21 AM, June 28, 2015
LONDON — Kanye West declared himself “the greatest living rock star on the planet” at Britain’s Glastonbury festival. But that didn’t prevent a prankster from invading the rapper’s performance and upstaging him.
West’s headline set Saturday night was briefly interrupted when comedian Lee Nelson stormed onto the stage, rapping along with the star. A security guard quickly bundled him offstage.
Later, Nelson — whose real name is Simon Brodkin — tweeted: “Some people were saying Kanye shouldn’t headline Glastonbury so I thought I’d give him a hand.”
Saturday’s prank amused many fans, who recalled how West crashed Taylor Swift’s 2009 acceptance speech at the Video Music Awards.
The star also gushed over his wife Kim Kardashian, saying she “brought this poetry out of me.” The couple arrived at the festival by helicopter.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
ISIS Celebrates Gay Love, and the Beauty and Dignity of Sodomy, by Tossing Four Gays from Roof of Building
What would Andrew Sullivan think?
At Gateway Pundit.
Voices of Innocence and Experience: Hear Ed Ames Sing “Try to Remember” at 36, and Watch Him Sing It Again at 80 (Photoessay and Videos)
By Nicholas Stix
Ed Ames was born Edmund Dantes Urick, on July 9, 1927 in Malden, Massachusetts to Ukrainian Jewish immigrants.
Ed Urick grew up poor, one of nine kids. He and his brother Joe both attended highly selective Boston Public Latin School. The Urick brothers were immensely talented at music, athletics, comedy and academics.
During the late 1940s through the 1950s, Ed and his brothers Vic (May 20, 1925–January 23, 1978), Gene (February 13, 1923–April 4, 1997), and Joe (May 3, 1921–December 22, 2007) had great success singing as The Ames Brothers in clubs, theaters, and on TV, both as a guest act and with their own variety show. They had a string of hit records, largely in the late 1940s and early ‘50s, with “Rag Mop” probably their biggest hit.
In the early 1960s, Ed decided to become an actor, took acting lessons, and enjoyed success off-Broadway in the legendary musical, The Fantasticks, and on Broadway in Carnival, and in Kirk Douglas’ production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.
“Try to Remember” was the signature song from The Fantasticks, which was ultimately the longest-running show in theatrical history. In Cuckoo’s Nest he played “Chief,” which led to his being offered the supporting role of the Ivy League-educated Indian “Mingo” on Daniel Boone, starring Fess Parker, which ran from 1964-1968. Ames still speaks of Parker as “my friend.”
In his prime, Ames stood a strapping 6’3.”
When Daniel Boone ended its run, Ames was only 40, and yet, though he and his fans didn’t know it, his TV career was over. An actor could have great success for years on the boob tube, have a show end its run, and suddenly find fickle producers ignoring him.
Starting with “Try to Remember” in 1964, Ames had success as a solo singing act. Ames’ singing career was greatly aided by Johnny Carson, and his name recognition through the TV series. Carson reportedly scheduled him to sing one night on the show in 1964, and then had him come back every night that week. However, Ames never enjoyed success as a solo performer on the level of the brothers act.
On April 29, 1965, Ames had one of the most memorable appearances in the history of The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Ames showed Carson how to throw a tomahawk. His throw elicited what is supposed to have been the longest sustained laughter in the history of the show, and a response from Carson that would be verboten today, “I didn’t even know you were Jewish!”
Ames continued singing and performing for many years, but like so many wonderful singers of the Great American Songbook (think of Jack Jones), he flew under the radar of the MSM, which promoted first the British invasion and “rhythm & blues,” followed by punk and rap.
During his sixties, Ames became a horse rancher.
In recent years, he has served as President of the Los Angeles chapter of the Zionist Organization of America.
The 1964 version of “Try to Remember” displays Ames’ bass-baritone to full effect, and yet…
Watch him perform as an old man, at 79 or 80 years old. He’s still a big, handsome, powerful man, with a big, powerful voice. You wouldn’t want to tangle with him. See how he interprets the song, slowing it down at times, and his stage presence, with the business he does with his hands. As impressive as it is that his voice is still so powerful, it is the tenderness of his performance that is even more remarkable, a tenderness that is lacking in the earlier performance, or anyone else's.
“Try to Remember” is one of the most beautiful songs of the era of recorded music. I believe that the 2007 performance is scored closer to the original version than the 1964 version, or any other version I know, outside of cast recordings of the show itself. Not only did the 80-year-old Ed Ames give the most moving performance of this song, but one of the greatest vocal performances I’ve ever heard of any song.
The Boss said he reminded her of Sinatra. But, of course—Frank Sinatra taught generations of great singers how to do it. Gene Lees wrote that while Sinatra had hoped that his method of musical interpretation would be his legacy, once Sinatra had established himself, men singers had the choice between interpreting songs as Sinatra had taught them, and being dismissed as Sinatra-imitators, or going a different route, and being dismissed as inferior. My chief of research borrowed Ronan Farrow’s quip, “Frank Sinatra is the father of us all.”
On July 9, Ed Ames is due to turn 88 years old.
Innocence: Ed Ames at 36, Singing His Single of “Try to Remember” (1964)
Try to Remember (from "The Fantasticks")
Ed Ames Singing the Same Song Before a Live Audience, in 2007
The extroardinary Ed Ames singing a great song.
Uploaded on Nov 29, 2008 by Mountain Poet.
Dixie Memories ($325). That’s the priciest, most exquisite version, but nylon and polyester versions are available for as little as $7.99.
By Nicholas Stix
I just got the following mass mailing in my inbox, no doubt because I’d just promoted the company here, as a purveyor of Confederate Battle Flags.
From UltimateFlags.com - Faithfully delivering flags of freedom and honor.
We have received some pressure and less than polite requests to stop selling the Confederate battle flag.
As ardent supporters of the 1st Amendment of the U.S. Constitution we don't appreciate it much when people want to ban a flag - as is being discussed about the Confederate Battle Flag.
No one can honestly say that everything done in that flags name was honorable and decent, and no one wants to return to that more backwards time in our history. However, it does have historical an cultural significance. For some it is a flag of oppression, for others it is a flag that symbolizes a struggle for freedom over tyranny. Because it was the flag of the vanquished side, the victor has been able to define its meaning - as is true in all of history.
Flags represent ideas, past and present. The way some people attack ideas they don't like is to attack the symbols of that idea - such as its flags. It has never been an effective form of argument. Every time someone proposes banning a flag, sales of that flag go through the roof.
Its been said that the first amendment that protects free speech is really there to protect unpopular speech, as popular speech needs no protection. We are here to make sure you can get a hold of even 'unpopular' flags so you can express your own ideas with them.
This is not because we are profit driven, we do well without selling these flags. It is because we know that when any majority can suppress any minority and its ideas, that neither side is free.
So we do not participate in boycotts or bans of flags. And if the day YOUR flag and ideas are ever under attack, you'll know you can find it available here.
Link to our "Rebel Collection"
Flags Kill: If, According to Racial Socialist Logic, a Person Who Takes Pictures of Himself with a Confederate Battle Flag Kills Nine Blacks, and We Therefore Have to Get Rid of the Confederate Flag…
Then, if a person with an American flag kills ten blacks, they have to get rid of the American Flag.
Likewise, if someone uses an SUV to commit mass murder, they have to get rid of SUVs.
The real “logic” of racial socialism is this: Word games plus coercion (intimidation and violence). Thus, both reality and morality are, and were, anything racial socialists say they are at any moment.
Warner Bros. Joins the Fight Against the South, Will Cease Production of All Toys and Replicas Based on “The General Lee,” the Famous 1969 Dodge Charger from The Dukes of Hazzard
By Nicholas Stix
Some people are still fighting the Civil War.
At D.C. Clothesline.
Dixie Memories ($325). That’s the priciest, most exquisite version, but nylon and polyester versions are available for as little as $7.99
By Nicholas Stix
I’m not selling the flags, because I’m not a merchandiser. If I were, you can bet your sweet life, I would.
These are various companies I found via a Google search that sell confederate battle flags, and related merchandise. The order of the list is just the order in which I found them. The quality and prices of their wares vary. I do not vouch for any of them.
However, this much I’ll say: The dictator calling himself “Barack Obama” is going to do everything he can to eliminate these small businesses, and any others like them. The law and freedom of commerce mean nothing to him, and the First Amendment is but a distant memory in this country. So, get your battle flags, while you can!
Shop Civil War
Ruffin Flag Company
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
When whites make innocuous remarks having nothing to do with race, blacks demand that they apologize and grovel, and the whites always do! Meanwhile, blacks constantly make racist statements, and refuse to apologize for them. That’s life under Jim Snow.
The funny thing with the black supremacist in question, Rep. Valdenia Winn, is that she hates her own people. She is helping illegal aliens to get in-state tuition, which will help them against black citizens. People like her hate whites more than they love blacks.
Kansas House dismisses complaint against fellow lawmaker
By The Associated Press
June 26, 2015, 10:39 p.m.
Updated: June 26, 2015, 10:40 p.m.
TOPEKA, Kan. – A Kansas legislative panel has unanimously dismissed a complaint against a House member who used the words “racist bigots” to describe supporters of a bill denying in-state tuition to people who entered the U.S. illegally.
Republican Rep. Mark Kahrs made the motion Friday to dismiss, saying he thought Rep. Valdenia Winn’s comments at a March 19 House Education Committee meeting were slanderous but protected by the First Amendment.
Winn called the bill “an example of institutional racism” and apologized to students and parents whose lives “are being hijacked by the racist bigots who support this bill.”
Nine members of the committee signed the complaint against her.
Kahrs called Winn’s statements an unfair, irresponsible attack on fellow committee members and suggested that she apologize.
Winn said after the hearing she doesn’t intend to do that.
Dixie Memories ($325).
By Nicholas Stix
Friday, June 26, 2015
Matt’s Fellow murderer-escapee David Sweat is still at large.
QNS ALL HANDS 103-21 103 ST, PRIVATE DWELLING WIRES BURNING ON POLE,— FDNY (@FDNY) June 26, 2015
Cops Track Down and Shoot Escaped Murderer Richard Matt; No Word Yet, on Whether They Finished the Job
These guys had to have had more people helping them, to remain on the lam for almost three weeks. Look for more indictments to come.
NY escaped prisoner Richard Matt shot
June 26, 2015, 3:41 p.m.
NEW YORK – Richard Matt, one of the two killers who escaped an upstate New York prison three weeks ago, was shot Friday, two sources told NBC News.
His condition was not immediately known.
Matt and David Sweat have confounded authorities since June 6, when they were reported missing after sawing through the walls of their cells, shimmying through the works of the building and popping out of a nearby manhole to freedom.
A prison seamstress, Joyce Mitchell, has been charged with helping the two escape. This week authorities charged a second prison worker, Gene Palmer.
News of the shooting came hours after a New York State Police official told reporters that the killers might have headed for Canada.
That’s a Man, Baby! Obama Gets Dose of His Own Medicine, as Illegal Alien Invader-Monstrosity Heckles Him in “His” House
By Nicholas Stix
Scalia on Obamacare II Decision: “Words no longer have meaning… We should start calling this law SCOTUScare…. the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites”
Scalia Blasts Obamacare Ruling: “Words Have No Meaning”
By Joel B. Pollak
25 June 2015
They did it again.
The Supreme Court of the United States effectively rewrote the text of Obamacare to save the legislation.
By a 6-3 majority, the Court upheld the Fourth Circuit’s decision in King v. Burwell and decided that federal subsidies were available on state Obamacare exchanges, even though the text of the so-called Affordable Care Act said that such subsidies were only available on “State” exchanges.
The majority acknowledged that the word “State” was, at best, “ambiguous.” And it rejected the idea that an executive agency, in this case the Internal Revenue Service, could decide the meaning of that term.
Rewriting the law is evidently meant for the courts, not the administration–or Congress.
The majority–led, again, by Chief Justice John Roberts, who infamously interpreted a “penalty” as a tax to uphold Obamacare’s constitutionality in 2012–held that the “context” of the word “State” mattered more than the “most natural reading.”
And the context was that Obamacare had to be saved from itself. After all, Congress could not have meant to pass a bad, self-defeating policy, could it?
The dissent, by Justice Antonin Scalia, was blistering.
“Words no longer have meaning if an Exchange that is not established by a State is ‘established by the State,'” he wrote.
“Under all the usual rules of interpretation, in short, the Government should lose this case. But normal rules of interpretation seem always to yield to the overriding principle of the present Court: The Affordable Care Act must be saved.”
If a law was badly formulated, that was not the Court’s problem, he argued. It was up to Congress to rescue the subsidies for Obamacare, not the Justices. And if people did not like it, tough: that was why the Justices were meant to serve life terms. They were meant to be above politics.
Instead, Scalia noted, the Court had adopted a particular political bent.
We should start calling this law SCOTUScare.
Perhaps the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will attain the enduring status of the Social Security Act or the Taft-Hartley Act; perhaps not. But this Court’s two decisions on the Act will surely be remembered through the years….And the cases will publish forever the discouraging truth that the Supreme Court of the United States favors some laws over others, and is prepared to do whatever it takes to uphold and assist its favorites.
WANTED: $1,000 Reward for Information that Will Lead to the Arrest of Perp in Racist Hate Crime! At Herfurth Elementary School in Rowlett, Texas, 14-Year-Old Girl is Brutally Beaten, While Holding 3-Year-Old Toddler She was Baby-Sitting; Child was Almost Killed; Police Lie About the Obvious: “This is Not About Race” (Explicit Video and News Story)
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
According to the Fox 4 news story, the beating that the 14-year-old black supremacist gave her 14-year-old white victim, which includes a knee to the face, was only a misdemeanor, but the harm done to the toddler (her niece), who was slammed to the concrete, was a felony.
In other words, if the racist black girl hadn’t almost murdered a toddler, the cops would have ignored and thus “disappeared” the attack.
Note that the two black female attackers comprise a Mutt-and-Jeff team. A Mutt-and-Jeff team usually involves one partner who is big (“Mutt”) and one who is smaller (“Jeff). However, the distinctive aspect of their m.o. is for the partners to both face the vic form different directions, and thereby create a right triangle with him. One partner stands directly in front of the vic, while the other stands perpendicular to him. The partner directly in front of the vic will close distance, as the attack nears. If the vic defends himself against one perp, the other attacks him. But in this case, since the vic had her hands full with the toddler, one attacker was more than enough.
I have observed at least three Mutt-and-Jeff teams that I can recall; all were black. The first team, circa 1993, was of black girls closing in on a crazy black homeless or street guy. I was with my mom, so I took her out of the subway car.
The second team was two black guys in September 1995, and I was the vic. I gave them the surprise of their lives, which greatly upset them. I hurt one of them, and he hurt me.
The third time was in this video.
June 25, 2015 News Story from FOX 4 News - Dallas-Fort Worth
Depending on the source, Herfurth Elementary School is 51-53% Hispanic, 28-30% white, and 13-15% black.
Brutal Beating Location and Video Uploader Identified – Rowlett, Texas (Filmed At Herfurth Elementary School)…
Posted on June 25, 2015 by sundance
After some awesome sleuthing by Treeper Manickernel the authorities in Rowlett, Texas have been notified the videographer of the horrific video is Ernest Irizarry Jr.
Read The Last Refuge for the rest of the known story, and for the reward information.
San Diego: Raceless “Bystander,” Ryan Allen Jones, 34, Tries to Murder Two White Firemen Coming to Aid of Sick Drunk, Stabbing Them Multiple Times in Broad Daylight
San Diego fireman Benjamen Vernon, 37
San Diego fireman Alexander Wallbrett,32
The media released photos of the vics, but not of the perp. However video showed that the attacker, who was arrested in the act, was a big, broad-shouldered guy (not fat) who towered over most of the cops at the scene, and who was either white with a deep tan, Hispanic, or racially mixed
Re-posted by Nicholas Stix
Thanks to reader-researcher RC for this story.
2 San Diego firefighters stabbed by bystander at aid scene
By The Associated Press
June 25, 2015, 10:46 p.m.
Updated: June 25, 2015, 10:47 p.m.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two San Diego firefighters were hospitalized with multiple stab wounds but one of them was expected to go home Thursday night, a day after a bystander attacked them as they were helping a drunken man on a packed trolley platform.
The attacker approached the firefighters at about 4 p.m. Wednesday as they were responding to a 911 call reporting an intoxicated man had become ill on the downtown platform, Capt. Joe Amador of the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department said.
“As you can imagine, it was chaos,” Amador said. “There were multitudes of people on the platform at the time.”
Police and other firefighters rushed to the scene and authorities arrested a suspect. One firefighter was stabbed in the back and both were stabbed more than once, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported.
Ben Vernon, 32, was the more seriously injured and had several stab wounds to his torso and a punctured lung, officials said.
Alex Walbertt, 37, also had multiple wounds to his torso but was expected to be released from the hospital sometime Thursday night.
Their alleged attacker, Ryan Allen Jones, 34, was being held in county jail without bail and faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest, according to the newspaper.
Police were trying to determine a motive.
Fire department spokesman Lee Swanson said he did not know if the firefighters exchanged words with the assailant before the attack.
“My understanding was he just came upon them,” Swanson told the Union-Tribune.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Another Walter Duranty? White, Western “Reporter” Goes to South Africa, Lies About the Black-on-White Slaughter, and Instead Vilifies the Victims!
Yahoo! Sports “reporter” Les Carpenter hates white South Africans with a genocidal passion. (Actually, it looks like he hates whites in general.) This hatred spills out in the article below, despite his attempts to hide it.
Five years ago, Carpenter went to South Africa to attend the World Cup, the soccer championship during which black stadium crowds made foreign players and fans alike miserable by blasting on the ear-splitting, plastic noisemaker called the vuvuzela. None of the niceties were observed or enforced. Apologists for black supremacism claimed that the black South Africans were in their own home, and could act as they wished. Those same apologists routinely turn around and say that whites must submit to foreigners and other races in their own homes.
Carpenter had an opportunity to shine a light on the ongoing South African Holocaust, and contribute saving lives. Instead, he acted as a latter-day Walter Duranty, lying about it, diminishing it to nothing, and vilifying its victims as racists who are holding back progress.
You come because there have been stories…. And you hear of a place that wants none of that [“peace and togetherness.”] A place where white and black can’t live side-by-side in the rainbow nation.
And you wonder why such a place should exist at all.
And yes, it is true. In a country 80 percent black, there is a town that has made itself 100 percent white….
Mostly Orania taps into white fear…. In more rural areas, a panic has risen about what locals call “farm killings” in which young blacks have murdered a few Afrikaner farmers. The most notable was the killing of white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche…
So, you see, there had only been a “few” murders of white farmers, and they were white supremacists who had it coming, anyway.
At that point, blacks had murdered approximately 3,000 white farmers, often after gang-raping and torturing them for hours, e.g., by pouring boiling water on them, and more than ten times as many white non-farmers.
For Carpenter, the only good white is a dead white, or one who has given whatever he has to blacks.
Sometimes articles' texts and the titles editors give them conflict, but not in this case. "Orania, South Africa: Where apartheid lives on" means that Orania must be wiped out, just as white-run apartheid was. Carpenter understands full well that places like Orania are South African whites' last line of defense against genocide. Les Carpenter and his editor thus leave no doubt that they support the South African Holocaust.
By Les Carpenter
Tuesday, Jun 15, 2010
Orania, a village five hours from Johannesburg, is a one hundred percent white town in an eighty percent black nation. (Photo by Alan Springer/Yahoo)
ORANIA, South Africa – You come because there have been stories. Because around the World Cup the talk has been about peace and togetherness and the vanquishing of old racial wounds in the hope that the world’s arrival might stimulate new solutions. And you hear of a place that wants none of that. A place where white and black can’t live side-by-side in the rainbow nation. A place settled by the old South Africa who couldn’t cope with the new South Africa.
And you wonder why such a place should exist at all.
So you drive early one morning from Johannesburg, long before the sun climbs into the sky. You go past the flat-topped hills of mining country, through dusty towns and then across the long, open African savannah spotted with acacia trees until five hours later, near the banks of the Orange River, you find Orania.
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And yes, it is true. In a country 80 percent black, there is a town that has made itself 100 percent white. Determined to preserve the Afrikaner culture 20 years after the fall of apartheid.
On the surface, Orania seems like a normal village. It has a grocery store, a gas station and a small bookstore that sells town T-shirts. A woman at a desk in the bookstore smiles and asks you to sign a guestbook. The primary language is Afrikaans, not English. The town’s public relations director, a former physician named John Strydom, comes out and shows a video. On the screen, children ride bicycles and the narrator explains that “there is a place where children can still have a comfortable childhood” and “residents can walk without looking over their shoulder.”
And it is clear that without even mentioning the words, this is all about black and white.
Driving around Orania, Strydom points out all the sights: the new houses built with bales of straw for insulation and solar panels on the roofs, the radio station, the small but lavish hotel and gleaming spa that overlook the river. He also explains the criteria for buying a house in Orania: one must submit an application, promise to uphold the Afrikaner culture and be approved
by an administrative board.
“We can choose who lives here,” he says bluntly.
When asked if that was restricted by race he replied: “Most people in South Africa wouldn’t want to come here if they are black.”
Once the Afrikaners controlled South Africa, often brutally; this, despite the fact they were a white minority in a country that is predominantly black. [Carpenter’s implication is that the blacks ruling the world’s murder and rape capital since 1994 were gentle.] In the 1940s, they invented apartheid as an official form of segregation and ran the country almost as a dictatorship until black uprisings and the world’s scorn broke that rule. When Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, it was only a matter of time before Afrikaner rule was over.
This is when a missionary named Carel Boshoff, the son-in-law of Hendrick Frensch Verwoerd, the architect of apartheid, banded with a group of 40 families to buy a mostly abandoned government construction camp and turn it into Orania. From the beginning, the idea was to separate. Orania had its own flag and its own currency (the ora, the first three letters of the town’s name) and set out to build something self-sustaining. Now, the 700 or so residents of Orania live as if it is their own country.
In fact, when asked who he considers to be his president, Boshoff’s son Carel (IV), who is now the community’s leader rambles for a moment, talking about how all people see government in different ways. When pressed on the question he finally says, “Right here,” and points to the ground at his feet. [Carpenter butchered the interrogation, such that it is unintelligible, because he didn’t want the reader to know his part in it. First, he shows his contempt for Carel IV, which he never would have done with a black racist, describing him as “rambling.” Then he says, in the passive voice, “when pressed.” Well, how did Carpenter press him?]
Carel (IV) is an intellectual man, with large glasses and wavy long hair. He could be a young radical in Amsterdam if he wasn’t here in this small farming town explaining why he wants an Afrikaner state. He likes to talk in concepts and enjoys the show about international politics he hosts every week on the radio station.
He picks his words carefully but the community’s philosophy spills out nonetheless. [Spills out? As if it were a dirty secret that the he was trying to hide?] Since the Afrikaner is white in heritage then the culture that is preserved must be white as well. The people of Orania don’t have anything against black people, he says, they just don’t share a culture. And if they don’t share a culture then they shouldn’t be living together.
In order to buy a house in Orania, one must submit an application and promise to uphold Afrikaner culture. (Photo by Alan Springer/Yahoo)
Mostly Orania taps into white fear. Carel (IV) speaks a lot about how black rule has forced Afrikaners out of work because of Affirmative Action programs designed to get blacks jobs. An experienced white engineer could suddenly become a technical assistant to an inexperienced black employee, he says.
He also talks a lot about violence in other parts of South Africa. People in cities such as Johannesburg live behind giant walls and electric fences. In more rural areas, a panic has risen about what locals call “farm killings” in which young blacks have murdered a few Afrikaner farmers. The most notable was the killing of white supremacist Eugene TerreBlanche, a man who has advocated for several white republics in the country and was beaten to death by two of his black workers over a wage dispute.
“Very few people coming here are not affected by crime,” Carel (IV) says. “They have been robbed or hijacked or something. It affects their mindsets.”
South Africa is quickly becoming a failed state, Carel (IV) says. Any thought the World Cup is going to bring unity and help people confront two decades of growing pains is ridiculous, he says. The country’s future, with what he calls “corruption” in the mostly black African National Congress, is bleak.
“There’s no reason a country as diverse as South Africa should be united and together,” he says.
The best plan, he adds, is to “stand out of the tension.”
And yet that is the misfortune of Orania, this fact it wants to step back from the fight to build South Africa. It is a beautiful town with imaginative people, like Carel (IV)’s nephew, also named Carel who is a student in Pretoria, who loves the idea of the World Cup and yet dreams of returning to Orania.
“We’re building something for ourselves here,” he says.
But why? Why not for the country? Why hide a spectacular hotel and a spa on the edge of the river and not share it with the rest of South Africa? All around the country there is growth and building, even among the “tension” as Carel (IV) calls it. Just a few days ago in the black Johannesburg township of Soweto, a group of black residents gathered at a restaurant for the monthly meeting of
their saving group. Together, they said, they give whatever money they want to put away to one member who deposits it in the bank. Then when enough has been saved to buy a car or a house or pay for school they can pull it out. The group serves as their support.
Imagine putting the saving group together with the Orania ingenuity that erected energy-efficient houses made with straw inside? What a country this could become.
On the drive back to Johannesburg and the World Cup that has come to be about unity, it was so easy to see.
The sadness as night fell and an autumn storm rumbled across the savannah was that Orania could not.
From an email I sent to many of you dated 11/28/2009:
"[Texas Reader], I have a son!"
I remember well these words of [my friend]. [He] was the one who brought William F. Buckley to speak at the University of Dallas some 20 years ago. He sponsored a $1,000 a plate dinner in the Park Cities to finance it. I knew him from my undergraduate days at the University of Dallas.
He said these words to me one night at a restaurant in the affluent suburb of Plano, Texas. I had had a few beers to drink, and got into a heated discussion with him about how Uncle Sam intentionally screwed over native born white males like me. I warned him about the forthcoming Balkanization of this country that would result from such actions. Thus his response: "[TR], I have a son!"
In 1871, the Apache Indian chief Cochise made many mistakes in fighting Gen. George Crook on the Arizona frontier, but he never invited Crook to sit in his war council. Crook on the other hand had dozens of Apache scouts and informants. Lessons, lessons, everywhere.
I hate being clairvoyant.
Farrakhan, at Breitbart.
N.S.: Min. Louis Farrakhan has led the murder cult the Nation of Islam since the 1970s. He was guilty, at the very least, of accessory to murder and conspiracy to obstruct justice in the April 20, 1972 shooting murder of New York City Police Department Patrolman Philip Cardillo. At worst, he ordered Cardillo’s assassination. He is suspected of having organized the murders of anywhere from 80-280 whites in California, Oklahoma City, and New York City.
What School Authorities Do to White School Boys Who Challenge Civil Rights and Other Anti-White Lies (Trigger Warning!)
By Olorin [to TruthBeTold]
June 24, 2015
The other piece of this all is that young white people hate to be told or forced to lie, and in my lifetime schooling has become nothing but forced indoctrination with propaganda and religio-political formulas.
The frustration that the Charleston shooter vented in such an appalling and inexcusable way no doubt had at least some foundation in the constant, vicious pressure to say things he knew or experienced not to be true, or to know and experience things he couldn't say.
Are you aware that in many school districts, for a white boy to question honestly anything he's taught will have him incarcerated and drugged into submission?
Friends of mine had a son who asked questions about the Rosa Parks and civil rights stories told to him in school. They were questions such as I asked at his age. My questions were met with impatience and silencing, but his were met with an immediate pathologization of them as racism and anti-social behavior. It wasn't long till a "diagnosis" of ADD, ADHD, and other "adjustment disorders" followed, with the inevitable pharmacological agents.
This boy has been in and out of juvenile detention centers for the past four years. He is 15 years old. He is being systematically robbed of his sanity and personhood--for the crime of being born a white boy with genetic impulses for honesty, truth telling, and justice.
This is the ultimate victory of forced Diversitopianism. They will keep at him till Big Brother's bullet enters his brain...or he self destructs.
Obamaworld: Just Like Trayvon Martin and Mike Brown’s Attempted Murders, and White(-Enough) Existence, Blacks Use Charleston Church Massacre as Pretext for Attacks on White People, Statues Associated with Whites, Whites’ Property, Etc. (St. Louis Photo)
Confederate memorial in St. Louis vandalized, its future now entangled in national debate over battle flag: http://t.co/jgZbjbwQv6— Jesse Bogan (@JesseBogan) June 25, 2015