Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Progressives Reconstruct History and the United States

Progressives have been on a mission to fundamentally transform the United States for over 150 years.  The great leap from federalism to nationalism couldn’t have happened without the War of Northern Aggression and Reconstruction.  Southern secession became a catalyst for centralized power and ironically will lead to the dissolution of a union the Yankee invaders purportedly wanted to save.

Before anyone gets offended, I want to emphasize this post is about Progressives, the U.S. Constitution and the federalist principles therein and not about slavery.  I realize this distinction can be difficult for some; however, one must try to analyze this perspective from a federalist viewpoint.

How can one define Reconstruction?  You would think it a term for an epoch in American history where the conquerors helped the vanquished get back on their feet by easing them into the union after a devastating civil war.  This interpretation is completely false.  What happened was the equivalent of the Progressive Era’s Eugenics Movement:  Southerners will restructure the way they think, act and live their lives according to the dictates of their Yankee masters, or be sterilized from the political process.  Congressional Reconstruction was all about power and control and to hell with federalism. 

The Radical Republicans wanted to ensure their hegemonic rule by forcing the 14th Amendment upon a prostrate people.  Twelve states refused to swallow this poisoned pill, which had a provision that disenfranchised southerners who volunteered to fight for the Confederacy.  This act of defiance brought about the third phase of Reconstruction:  the South was divided into five military districts and ruled by military governors.

Military occupations breed resentment and enmity which ultimately leads to failure.  Reconstruction was and is considered a colossal failure.  A generation of historians, often referred to as the Dunning School, documented the abuses and corruption of the Radical Republicans and their agents of occupation.  This resentment manifested itself in the rise of the KKK and Jim Crow laws that were implemented shortly after the Northern occupation was lifted.

 If you are a student of the Reconstruction era, you’ll notice that today’s colleges and universities are filled with Marxist who has a bitter resentment toward the so-called Dunning School.  Almost every book I’ve read on this subject contains what can only be considered a smear campaign against these early historians.  Eric Foner in particular impugns the character of these men by assigning racist motives.  Ironically, these men were northerners and one reporter, James Pike, served in the Lincoln administration.  I’ve never experienced this kind of vitriol in other disciplines of history.

However, one must note today’s Reconstruction historians subscribe to the tactics of W.E.B. Du Bois who invented one of Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals: "Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it." Cut off the support network and isolate the target from sympathy. Go after people and not institutions; people hurt faster than institutions.

Du Boise seems to be a guiding figure for today’s historians, not to mention the fact that he too was a Marxist.  There seems to be a consensus by Progressives that the failures of Reconstruction were the defunding of the Freedmen’s Bureau and a lack of willingness to redistribute land and money which translates into confiscation of property.  Some even consider the withdrawal of troops a contributing factor as well.  Few are willing to accept that invasion, occupation, disenfranchisement, and forced homogenization were the main factors for the failures of Reconstruction.

One thing is for sure; Progressives will not accept the failures of a top-down centralized government, perhaps that’s why today’s Marxist historians are so vitriolic in their condemnation of critics of Reconstruction. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Will Attorney General Jeff Sessions Investigate Obama's Justice Department?

In order to restore confidence in Washington D.C. and in particular the Justice Department, the American people need to know what happened with cases such as Fast and Furious, Benghazi, the IRS scandal and particularly Hillary Clinton’s violation of the Espionage Act.

Hugh Hewitt, a radio talk show host, asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he had any intentions on investigating Obama’s highly politicized Justice Department.  The AP reported the following:

Sessions was noncommittal but left the door open, saying he would do everything he could to "restore the independence and professionalism of the Department of Justice."

"So we would have to consider whether or not some outside special counsel is needed," Sessions said. "Generally, a good review of that internally is the first step before any such decision is made."

I guess the answer to that is don't hold your breath. 


A Day Without Men

H/T: Earl of Taint

Two big reasons my generation hates free speech

A Whole New Level of Class Envy

I can see the redistribution in her eyes.

H/T: Lonely Libertarian

Obama Admin. Bugged House of Rep's Cloak Room

Here is another revelation the mainstream media hasn’t reported:  the Obama administration bugged the House of Representatives cloak room.  Here is an excerpt from Gateway Pundit.

Congressman Devin Nunes (speaking to Hugh Hewitt) : No, I absolutely do not, especially after this wiretapping incident, essentially, of the House of Representative. I don’t think people are focusing on the right thing when they talk about going after the AP reporters. The big problem that I see is that they actually tapped right where I’m sitting right now, the Cloak Room.

If a republican president had done that it would be impeachment and prison.


Canadians Deport a Dutch Dreamer

Can an elderly, white male be a Dreamer?  A 59 year old has lived illegally in Canada for almost his entire life, but those meanies from the Great White North have sent him packing back to the Netherlands. 

A 59-year-old B.C. man who had lived in Canada since he was a baby arrived in Amsterdam today after being deported to the Netherlands because of his criminal offences, which he says were due to his mental illness.

Len Van Heest was met at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol by his cousin Monique Lemstra, according to his brother, Daniel, who lives in North Vancouver.
"We have put in place a secure system for Len, where he feels secure and happy and is well cared for via our relatives in the Netherlands," said Daniel Van Heest. 
Len Van Heest will temporarily stay with Lemstra and then move in with other Dutch relatives.  
He gave a tearful interview Monday at Vancouver International Airport. 
"This is the only home I've ever known," he said. "And they're kicking me out now.
"They're sending me to a foreign country, they're taking my mom away from me, all my friends. I'm devastated."

Where are all the progressives?  Why are they not shedding tears for this Dreamer?  Why this poor unfortunate is being separated from his family.  Is he not deserving of their compassion?  If only he were a third - worlder from Latin America or a Muslim refugee then maybe we would see some action.


Best Seller: Reasons to Vote for Democrats

An in-depth study on the virtues of today’s Democratic Party has become a best seller.  Here is an excerpt from the Daily Wire:

On Thursday, Daily Wire cultural correspondent and bestselling author Michael Knowles appeared on Fox News' Fox & Friends to discuss his top selling book, Reasons to Vote for Democrats: A Comprehensive Guide—which is filled with 266 blank pages, reflective of Knowles's "exhaustive research." 
The in-depth guide was self-published and became available on Amazon just last month. Now, hilariously, it's Amazon's number one best selling book. Yes, number one.

Those blank pages reflect their moral principles and respect for the Constitution of the United States.  How apropos. 


The Environment with/without Environmentalist

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

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Illegal Alien in North Carolina Decapitates Mother

An Illegal alien culturally enriched Franklin, North Carolina by decapitating his Mother and dragging her head around for all to see.

The Franklin County District Attorney said Tuesday that 18-year-old Oliver Mauricio Funes Machada will be moved to Central Prison because it’s “more appropriate for any special needs he may have.”
Machada is being held without bond on a first-degree murder charge after deputies say he decapitated his mother at their home on Morgan Drive near Stonehill Drive just south of U.S. Highway 64 Monday afternoon. The area is east of Zebulon – near the Wake County line.
At a a preliminary hearing Tuesday, both the prosecution and defense said they expect mental health to be an issue in the case. According to court documents, Machada took four different medications for psychosis and schizophrenia.
Federal officials also said Tuesday that Machada is in the country illegally and they’ve issued an immigration detainer for him.

He was taking four different medications?  I wonder who paid for that.  Could it be the U.S. taxpayers, hmmmmm?


Rep. Nancy Pelosi Demands Transparency in RINOcare?

Word of advice to the White House: stick to reality. Health care is a big deal and we can’t afford any .
The truth? ACA resulted from one of the most transparent drafting processes in recent memory.

Nancy Pelosi is completely devoid of reality.  She demands transparency in RINOcare?  Roll the tape!

Michael Moore is a Modern Day Nostradumbass

Michael Moore is a modern day Nostradumbass.  Conservatives shouldn’t be too hard on this libtard.  The whole damn Democratic Party subscribes to this kind of socialist philosophy.  The problem is they’ll never admit to being wrong even when the future has proven them false.


Medicaid: From Helping the Poor to an Entitlement Leviathan

Medicaid was established to help the poor.  But as usual, Beltway courtesans aren’t content with a government program’s original mission.  No, they have to subject everyone to the wonders of bureaucratic red tape by turning it into an entitlement. 

Middle-class families, who once proudly were able to afford private health insurance, are now forced to go hat in hand to a federal commissar for a government handout.  Mind you, this country is $20 trillion in debt with $200 trillion in unfunded liabilities.  Take a look at the graph below and tell me this is sustainable.

If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait until it’s free.  Venezuelans have universal healthcare.  I wonder how that’s working out for them.


From Obamacare to RINOcare

The Republican Party couldn’t have a bigger mandate than repealing Obamacare.  Starting in 2010, Americans throughout the country kicked Democrats out of public office from the village dog catcher to President of the United States just to send a message that we’ve had enough.   And what do these spineless RINO’s do?  They give us Obamacare lite.

The Daily Wire outlined 5 problems with Speaker Ryan’s RINOcare:  

1)    Retains requirements that insurance covers people with pre-existing conditions
2)    Creates a backdoor mandate
3)    Creates individual healthcare subsidies
4)    Continues Medicaid expansion
5)    Subsidizes high-risk pools at the state level.

For some reason, everyone equates health insurance to actual health care.  Creating more mandates, subsidizing insurance companies and expanding government programs will not bring down actual cost.  If anything, these measures will exasperate an already bankrupt system.  My god!  Are these people incapable of learning from their mistakes? 

These Versailles D.C. courtesans have resigned themselves to another entitlement program.  Here is Charles Krauthammer on Fox News:

The simple fact is Republicans are gutless wonders with low-principles.  I have more respect for Democrats who don’t give a damn about anyone or anything but their agenda.  They shoved Obamacare down our throats and laughed in our faces.  They didn’t worry about their political careers like the actors who are currently in power. 


Monday, March 6, 2017

The Three Most Abused Words in American History: "We the People"

The three most abused words in American history are “We the People.”  That introduction has become a catalyst for entitlement programs that are bankrupting this country.  Liberals don’t care about the financial wellbeing of this country or about Article One, Section Eight as long as they get their goodies.  Sooner or later this bill will come due and the free ride will plunge over the cliff.

Patrick Henry, one of the greatest orators and patriots in American history, questioned the use of those three words in one of his speeches at the Virginia ratification convention in 1788:

And here I would make this inquiry of those worthy characters who composed a part of the late federal Convention. I am sure they were fully impressed with the necessity of forming a great consolidated government, instead of a confederation. That this is a consolidated government is demonstrably clear; and the danger of such a government is, to my mind, very striking. I have the highest veneration for those gentlemen; but, sir, give me leave to demand, What right had they to say, We, the people? My political curiosity, exclusive of my anxious solicitude for the public welfare, leads me to ask, Who authorized them to speak the language of, We, the people, instead of, We, the states? States are the characteristics and the soul of a confederation. If the states be not the agents of this compact, it must be one great, consolidated, national government, of the people of all the states. I have the highest respect for those gentlemen who formed the Convention, and, were some of them not here, I would express some testimonial of esteem for them. America had, on a former occasion, put the utmost confidence in them--a confidence which was well placed; and I am sure, sir, I would give up any thing to them; I would cheerfully confide in them as my representatives. But, sir, on this great occasion, I would demand the cause of their conduct. Even from that illustrious man who saved us by his valor, I would have a reason for his conduct: that liberty which he has given us by his valor, tells me to ask this reason; and sure I am, were he here, he would give us that reason. But there are other gentlemen here, who can give us this information. The people gave them no power to use their name. That they exceeded their power is perfectly clear. It is not mere curiosity that actuates me: I wish to hear the real, actual, existing danger, which should lead us to take those steps, so dangerous in my conception. Disorders have arisen in other parts of America; but here, sir, no dangers, no insurrection or tumult have happened; everything has been calm and tranquil. But, notwithstanding this, we are wandering on the great ocean of human affairs. I see no landmark to guide us. We are running we know not whither. Difference of opinion has gone to a degree of inflammatory resentment in different parts of the country, which has been occasioned by this perilous innovation. The federal Convention ought to have amended the old system; for this purpose they were solely delegated; the object of their mission extended to no other consideration. You must therefore, forgive the solicitation of one unworthy member to know what danger could have arisen under the present Confederation, and what are the causes of this proposal to change our government.

Had the preamble been correctly worded, “ The States,”  liberals couldn’t use the introduction of the Constitution as a cudgel to raid taxpayers’ pockets and bankrupt the country.