NY Times Disunion ^ | June 5, 2013 | MARC-WILLIAM PALEN
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 7:48:08 AM by iowamark
Civil War buffs have long speculated about how different the war might have been if only the Confederacy had won formal recognition from Britain. But few recognize how close that came to happening — and how much pro-Southern sympathy in Britain was built on a lie…
Early British support for the South was further buttressed by something as mundane as a protective tariff — the Morrill Tariff — approved by Congress on March 2, 1861. This new tariff, passed to protect American infant industries, also unwittingly gave rise to a troublesome myth of mounting trans-Atlantic proportions.
George Orwell and the American complex terror… “When Orwell wrote his most famous novel, which happened to be the most emblematic of dramatic past century, he was not writing about Soviet Union and Stalin. He was basically writing a dystopia about Britain, the ruined Britain of Churchill and Lord Beveridge, a desperate country ruled now by conservative nihilism, social security services and the ideology of iron curtain and cold war. ” – English pravda.ru
25.04.2013 By Nicolas Bonna
When Orwell wrote his most famous novel, which happened to be the most emblematic of dramatic past century, he was not writing about Soviet Union and Stalin.
He was basically writing a dystopia about Britain, the ruined Britain of Churchill and Lord Beveridge, a desperate country ruled now by conservative nihilism, social security services and the ideology of iron curtain and cold war.
…..Washington did not seek the presidency himself but accepted the honor as a service to his country. In his First Inaugural Address, Washington noted that, “I was summoned by my Country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love.” As such, the first President reflected a Statesman more than reflecting a Politician.
Perhaps the most significant difference between a “statesman” and a politician is that the former wished to serve his country; the latter is more interested in serving himself at the expense of the country. Indeed, even when the opportunity presented itself, Washington was quick to decline from accepting “any share in the personal emoluments” or monetary gains for himself. For Washington, the opportunity to preside over the nation presented the chance to serve Americans instead of depriving them of their liberties.
To be sure, Washington had many flaws; but for the new Americans, his humbleness overshadowed any discrepancies he possessed. Indeed, his humility was as much, perhaps even more so, a part of his greatness. For example, he admitted that he had received “inferior endowments from nature” and was quite “unpracti[s]ed in the duties of civil administration.” Incredibly, even after winning the Revolutionary War against the greatest world power at the time, Britain, Washington remained “peculiarly conscious” of his many “deficiencies.”
Again, in his Second Inaugural Address, Washington maintained the same humility that was the hallmark of this great man. Instead of a flowery speech, he was succinct and stated that if he ever “violated willingly or knowingly the injunctions” of the Constitution during his term that “(besides incurring constitutional punishment)” he should “be subject[ed] to the upbraidings of all who are now witnesses of the present solemn ceremony.” Washington remained steadfastly faithful to the vision of the American Revolution throughout his presidency.
Of all American presidents, Washington most assuredly had the perfect opportunity to abuse his presidential authority. Yet, instead of getting intoxicated with power and destroying the nation, he maintained his humbleness throughout his term. Even when a deep political cleavage became apparent in his administration, Washington maintained a neutral position on most matters. His vision was always to keep Americans united in the principles of liberty.
Britain has lost 447 of its military drones in Iraq and Afghanistan. The aircraft have crashed, broken down or gone missing during operations, adding to international outrage over civilian deaths and debate over the safety of their use in Britain.
The UK’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reported that the loss of 447 unmanned drones was due to technical faults, controller error or not wanting to remove them from volatile enemy areas, according to the Guardian newspaper.
The Daily Bell – The Horror of the Connecticut Shooting and the Tragedy of Unresolved Massacres… (“The killers are always almost all the same: Young white men who are pleasant but bland loners. In this case the shooter is said to have had obvious emotional problems.”)
…..The killers are always almost all the same: Young white men who are pleasant but bland loners. In this case the shooter is said to have had obvious emotional problems.
The idea of some is that such crazies should be stopped via gun control. If they cannot get guns they cannot hurt people with them.
Of course, in Britain where guns are virtually banned there has been a subsequent increase in knife crime and battery. And in China there have been reports of numerous horrifying knife attacks on children in schools. People will hurt each other if they are motivated to do so.
But these massacres are something else. Who picks up a rifle and shoots little children? And why?
And why are there always questions lingering after “official” investigations?
As I write, it is not yet clear who has won the presidential election. Win or lose, though, Mr Obama was not and is not the president. The Hawaiian long-form “birth certificate” he publicly endorsed and posted at the White House website last year as proof that he was born in the jurisdiction of the U.S. and is thus constitutionally eligible to be president is a forgery.
I can prove it.
I have been asked to prepare an affidavit in one of the 80 court cases U.S. citizens have filed in the hope of persuading someone – anyone – in office to lift a trembling, liver-spotted finger and do something about the forgery.
The affidavit, which I shall be swearing today, is posted here, with the written permission of the plaintiff’s attorney.
In very simple language, the affidavit explains how mathematicians apply probability theory to determine the probability that suspect documents are genuine.
How Government Will Take Meat off Your Table… (“The British pork industry is collapsing, and it’s a story that should serve as a warning to all of us. Why? Because the agents of its demise have the entire West in their crosshairs.”)
The British pork industry is collapsing, and it’s a story that should serve as a warning to all of us. Why? Because the agents of its demise have the entire West in their crosshairs.
Prison Planet.com » America – and Western Civilization As a Whole – Was Founded On a Conspiracy Theory
America was founded on a conspiracy theory: that Britain’s King George was conspiring against the colonists by all his actions.
The Declaration of Independence recites a series of conspiracies:
When a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism … The history of the present King of Great Britain[and others working with and for him] is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
The Chinese sent millions to “re-education camps” when they found themselves saddled with thieves, idiots and those so filled with cult propaganda they could not be trusted to live in a communist society.
Imagine our problem, America is still more free than Canada or Germany, more free than Britain and Australia and we are skirting totalitarianism as we speak.Who do I blame?The answer is easy or complex. It is impossible if you are stupid, which means dealing with the stupid, those who vote, donate money, join insane cults, believe email rumors, need to be isolated in more than just “red states.”
Join the Smiley Cult of the Five Circles? Sorry, but I Have a Democratic Right To Be Bored (and I’m Exercising It While I Still Can) by Peter Hitchens (“Hitler Founded the Modern Olympics So Peter Hitchens refuses to join the Cult of the 5 Rings.”)
Enthusiasm is compulsory only in totalitarian dictatorships. Anywhere else, we are free to be keen if we want to, and bored if we want to.
So I wish people would stop telling me that I should enjoy the Olympics, or be proud of them, or think that they will in some way benefit this country.
But they won’t stop telling me. Hardly a day goes by without another previously independent mind surrendering to this pseudo-religion of obligatory smiles.
HMRC tells school children: Tell your teacher if a neighbour is evading tax School children are being encouraged by HM Revenue and Customs to tell their teachers if they know of anyone
“in their local area” who is not paying their fair share of tax. − UK Telegraph
Dominant Social Theme: Paying lots of taxes is a social responsibility.
Free-Market Analysis: According to the Daily Telegraph, the British tax collection agency is going into the teaching business by offering educational modules for use in classes.
Today, any American who speaks up has reason to expect he will be set up, imprisoned, killed in an air crash, called an anti-semite or terrorist or see a family member die of a freak accident.
There are thousands of these cases and huge “medium-secret” bureaucracies that exist to silence dissent and defend the hold criminals have over the state. I have had friends bankrupted, asset siezed, jailed for nothing whatsoever, their grandchildren murdered in mysterious street crimes.
Most of those I speak of all worked in the White House at one time. Take that as a warning, public service has its risks. No pattern has been reported, news simply passes on the press releases, accidents, bodies found, planes crashed, endless coincidences that go unnoticed. Unnoticed? Those who would notice had been gotten rid of long ago. We never asked as “the news” forgot to mention that we should be concerned.
Even complacency requires awareness.
Try naming a reporter who isn’t a teleprompter Zombie or, worse than that, a “Wolf Blitzer.” Attempts at real news comes from Jon Stewart who gets it right so long as he doesn’t go too far, we call folks like him our “gatekeepers,” an outlet for those seeking truth but willing to be managed like children.
Hundreds of churches across the country are now preaching an updated version of the Ten Commandments, rewritten to reflect modern values. The religious rules, which Christians believe were etched onto tablets by God and given to Moses, have been modified to use up-to-date language and principles.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Your every move and word could be recorded and used against you – human rights activists in Britain fight an increasing number of surveillance cameras – they’re now to be installed in every taxi in the city of Oxford.
Authorities in the British city plan to install an audio and video surveillance system in every cab by 2015. Campaigners have called the city council’s decision a staggering invasion of privacy and claim people’s rights will be violated. However authorities insist that the risk of intrusion is acceptable compared to the public safety benefits…..
- Prison Planet.com ” Assange on mass surveillance: ‘You are all screwed!’ (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- Oxford cabbies face privacy invasion (mywaysavings.com)
- Prison Planet.com ” Joe Biden Drafted the Core of the Patriot Act in 1995 … Before the Oklahoma City Bombing (gunnyg.wordpress.com)
- All Taxis in Oxford to be fitted with CCTV Cameras and Microphones ! (politics.ie)
- CCTV taxi plan ‘a staggering invasion of privacy’ (independent.co.uk)
Before the economic crisis of 2008 there were few who considered the possibility of The End of The World As We Know It (TEOTWAWKI). We were aware of the threats posed by natural disasters – Tsunamis in Asia, earthquakes along the western Americas, and hurricanes in the Gulf.
But the notion that the very system in which we live is susceptible to a man-made shock so powerful that it could wipe out the very infrastructure that keeps us alive was an outlier so far removed from our daily reality that it was reserved for Hollywood scripts and obscure conspiracy web sites.
But the possibility of a system collapse so severe that it could cripple our and monetary systems, food distribution networks, and emergency response services is now becoming a real concern for people all over the world.
The warning by economists that Britain is just ‘nine meals from anarchy’ is brutally borne out. Unlike last summer, the rioters on the streets aren’t looking for trainers and flat-screen TVs — just food.
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 8:37:22 PM by macquire
In a press conference this evening, the president referred in stumbling fashion to the “English Embassy” in Iran instead of the British Embassy. One can only imagine the kind of howls of derision that would greet any presidential contender if that kind of basic error were made before, say, the editorial board of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. You can watch the video above. In case the president is unaware, England forms part of Great Britain, which also includes Scotland and Wales, though not Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom. There is no such thing as an “English” embassy anywhere in the world, and there hasn’t been one for several centuries.
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.heritage.org …
Tehran Embassy: like 1979 all over again
Telegraph ^ | Nov. 29, 2011 | James Delingpole
Posted on Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7:52:39 PM by nuconvert
One of the news stories I remember most vividly as a teenager was President Carter‘s botched rescue attempt of the hostages taken by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard from the Tehran embassy. What stuck in my mind were the photographs of the charred corpses of the rescue crews in their burned-out helicopters. These photographs had, of course, been eagerly sanctioned by the Iranian regime as part of its gloating propaganda message to the US and its allies: “Suck on this, Great Satan!”
Those were not happy times for those us who believed, in proper Andrew Roberts fashion, that the world has never been a better place than when run according to the enlightened values of the two great Anglosphere Empires – first Britain’s, then America’s. Here was that bulwark of freedom and Western civilisation America being utterly humiliated by the vicious zealots of an Islamofascist theocracy. Rather sooner than most of us had expected, the US was already experiencing its Suez moment.
On Oct. 31, the U.N. Population Fund marks the arrival of the 7 billionth person on Earth and raises the population estimate for the planet at mid-century to 9.3 billion people.
It may not matter, except to identify who inherits the estate. For while world population is exploding, Western peoples are dying. Not a single European nation, except Muslim Albania, has a birth rate that will enable it to replace its present population.
By mid-century, Western man will be down to 12 percent of world population. By century’s end, he will be a tiny fraction, roughly equal to the white population of Rhodesia when Robert Mugabe came to power.
The demographic winter of the West has set in.
Between now and 2050, Russia, a nation of roughly 140 million, down from nearly 150 million at the breakup of the Soviet Union, is on schedule to lose an additional 24 million people.
“Hypermortality” is a word demographers use in discussing Russia.
Germany is to lose 8 million of her 82 million people. Ukraine has lost 6 million people since liberation in 1991 and will lose another 10 million by 2050. The population of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, 8 million in 1990, will by mid-century have fallen by 30 percent to 5.7 million.
Britain, however, is to add 12 million. But since emigration from Britain is bleeding the population and the birth rate of her native-born has been below zero population growth for 35 years, the U.N. has to be factoring in immigration from the old colonies in the Caribbean, the Middle East, the sub-Sahara and South Asia.
With the median age of European nations rising toward 50 and above, and a growing share of the population over 65, the continent is going to need millions of young immigrants to maintain the labor force and cope with seniors and elderly in retirement centers, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
Where will they come from? Continents and countries with population surges and surpluses.
By 2050, Africa’s population will double from 1 billion to 2 billion people. Where today the six most populous Islamic nations — Indonesia, Egypt, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nigeria and Turkey — have a combined population of 885 million, by 2050 their populations will have increased by 475 million to 1.36 billion. Of the 48 fastest-growing countries in the world, 28 are majority Muslim or have Muslim populations of more than one-third of the national population.
And since it is the Muslim nations of North Africa and the Middle East that are closest to Europe, with easiest access to the continent, Muslims will likely furnish most of the multitudes who are coming.
What will this mean for Europe? Religious and racial conflict.
On Sept. 11, 2001, after the twin towers fell and Germany expressed her anguish and solidarity with America, a strange event occurred. In the Turkish districts of Berlin, bottle rockets were fired all night in celebration.
In the banlieues around Paris and other French cities, Arab riots, assaults on police and mass arson of vehicles regularly occur. This summer in London, the immigrant enclaves exploded and poured out into the city night after night.
Angela Merkel of Germany, seconded by David Cameron of Britain and Nicolas Sarkozy of France, declared multiculturalism had “utterly failed.”
What is the future of Europe? What is the future of Western man? Houari Boumedienne, Algerian revolutionary and president of his country, predicted it at the United Nations in 1975.
“One day, millions of men will leave the Southern Hemisphere of this planet to burst into the Northern one. But not as friends. Because they will come in to conquer, and they will conquer by populating it with their children. Victory will come to us from the wombs of our women.”
Boumedienne’s words were spoken just as European and Western birth rates plunged below ZPG.
What, then, is the future?
A Russia with not one-tenth China’s population will not hold on to a continental nation twice China’s size. Already the Russian Far East is being invaded by Chinese crossing the Amur and Ussuri rivers to work, even as Mexicans cross the Rio Grande to reoccupy lands torn away from their ancestors in 1836 and 1848.
What is the future of the West?
A new term has been added to the litany catchphrases describing enemies of the people. To the words wreckers, profiteers and capitalist roaders has been added “bedroom blockers”, now used to refer to persons over 60 years of age who are live in homes in Britain with more bedrooms than they need.
The Intergenerational Foundation (IF), an organization “established to promote fairness between generations”, notes that these homes with spare bedrooms are now being selfishly used by older people when they are needed by the young. In a report the IF has proposed a tax increase to squeeze these seniors out of their homes to “free up space” for the younger generation.
(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com …