Thursday, March 26, 2015
Posted by TLCoston at 4:34 PM
A couple of years ago, I was shopping for books on military occupation of the South; or, as the victors like to call it, “Reconstruction.” Before investing time and money on such a purchase, I research the author for leftist biases, especially if they’re from academia. I want facts; not propaganda. Sure enough, I came across Eric Foner’s, “Reconstruction: America’s Unfinished Revolution.”
Eric Foner is exactly what I suspected: a communist. Both his father and uncle were blacklisted from academia for being “activist.” The acorn didn’t fall far from the tree. Here is a quote:
"In the course of the past twenty years, American history has been remade. Inspired initially by the social movements of the 1960s and 1970s – which shattered the ‘consensus’ vision that had dominated historical writing – and influenced by new methods borrowed from other disciplines, American historians redefined the very nature of historical study." ~ Eric Foner.
Yes, Eric Foner has redefined and distorted American history. I ended up buying his work at a used book store for a fraction of the retail price. God knows I didn’t want to offend a communist by enhancing his bank account. After all, capitalism is the evil of the world, so they tell us.
Sure enough, this “respected” historian berated and dismissed others as racist propagandists for reporting the failures of the Northern occupation. James S. Pike, in particular, raised Foner’s ire.
James S. Pike was a journalist for the New York Tribune. He was a radical republican and an outspoken abolitionist who served as ambassador to the Netherlands during the Lincoln administration. After the war, he wrote a series of scathing articles on the corruption of public officials which later became “The Prostrate State: South Carolina Under Negro Government.” This did not sit well with Mr. Foner.
Pike was hardly a model of objectivity – he had long held racist views, had taken an active part in the Greeley campaign in 1872 (when his brother campaigned for Congress as a Liberal Republican), and had incorporated essentially the same critique in articles written before ever visiting the state.
I’ve read “The Prostrate State.” Some of Mr. Foner’s assertions are plain false. He attributes the pejorative “Sambo…” to Mr. Pike’s work. I couldn’t find it. As for being a racist, that kind of attitude was prevalent at that time. Most, if not all, abolitionists were racist. Even Lincoln could be considered a racist.
Mr. Foner admits this during a recent interview on C-SPAN. By the way, I could have swore I heard him during the course of this interview make a Freudian slip by admitting he distorted history, but caught himself in mid-sentence. I don’t know if this video was edited, but I’m sure he said it when broadcasted on television.
Mr. Foner would whitewash “Reconstruction” by declaiming critics as racist or white supremacist. We could counter that “red diaper babies” have a fascination with oppressive governments that enjoy lording their power over a prostrate state.
Posted by TLCoston at 8:48 AM
Conservatives are starving for a voice that can articulate their values, while shining a mirror on the ugly face of liberalism. It shouldn’t be hard to point out progressive failures. We are living their dystopian nightmare where common sense is a villain, facts are fraudulent, and opposite day is a never ending national holiday.
When Senator Ted Cruz announced his candidacy, Democrats and establishment Republicans alike, pounced on him. They know this man is prepared to shake their grafting trees. Here he is exposing the fraud that is Obamacare:
“Well, you know, those numbers don’t tell the whole picture,” Cruz responded. “For one thing, the bulk of those numbers are coming from expanded Medicaid. And Medicaid is a program where a lot of people who are on Medicaid are not getting health care. Medicaid is a system that is already overburdened and more and more people are just getting waiting lists and not actually getting health care.”
He continued: “Beyond that, remember six million people had their health insurance canceled because of Obamacare. You are not doing someone a favor is you cancel the health insurance they like, and then force them to buy new health insurance at higher premiums that covers less.”
It’s time to lop some gorgon heads.
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Barack Obama is a constitutional scholar. How many times have we been told that? Yet, it seems every day his administration violates the tenets, or should I say, ‘the spirit’ of the law of our land. One must wonder what constitution he and his minions are referring. I thought the U.S. Constitution had co-equal branches that checked and balanced each other. I guess it was all a lie.
Dear Leader doesn’t need Article One Section Eight which states Congress sets the rules for immigration. Barack Obama now determines that. Millions of illegal aliens will receive work permits, Social Security cards, and the concomitant benefits that entails, and all with a stroke of a pen.
Even the judiciary is finding out how irrelevant they’ve become. A U.S. District Court judge in Texas ordered a preliminary injunction on key parts of Obama’s illegal alien amnesty. The Anointed One ignored it.
Even house rules under Article One Section Five are now dictated by the Obama administration. The Senate is supposed to decide when it’s in session. Not according to the Anointed One. He determined they were in recess and appointed radicals to the NLRB without that body’s advice and consent. The Supreme Court ruled against the administration. Oh well, too late.
Now, the American dictator will once again ignore Article II Section Two. Obama has decided he doesn’t need the advice and consent of the Senate when cutting a deal with Iran. He, instead, will follow the advice of the mullah’s by agreeing to a nonbinding deal through the United Nations.
“Iran and the administration both know that the deal they are forging is not acceptable to the U.S. Congress and probably to the next administration,” said Saeed Ghasseminejad, an Iranian dissident and associate fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). “As a result, both Iran and the administration are trying to come up with creative ways to bypass the Congress and check mates the future presidents.”
Is this the United States of America, or the United States of Barack Obama?