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Could the South Have Won the War?

March 17, 2015 1 comment

Could the South Have Won the War?

NY Times Disunion ^ | March 16, 2015 | Terry L. Jones

Posted on 3/17/2015, 11:14:26 AM by iowamark

By March 1865, it was obvious to all but the most die-hard Confederates that the South was going to lose the war. Whether that loss was inevitable is an unanswerable question, but considering various “what if” scenarios has long been a popular exercise among historians, novelists and Civil War buffs…

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“Abe lincoln’s nationalism…”Mises Daily | Mises Institute

March 12, 2015 1 comment

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…..Here precisely is where the trouble with the book arises. Kateb presents fully and fairly the evidence against his initial view about Lincoln.

Indeed, his skeptical portrayal of Lincoln’s aims and motives is so devastating that a reader might think pages from Tom DiLorenzo’s The Real Lincoln had been pasted into the book. Despite the facts he presents, though, Kateb cannot quite let go of the old picture.

The Civil War remains for him a moral crusade against slavery, with Lincoln as a veritable paladin; and, as we will see, this leads him to justify dangerous and dubious polices.

What are the facts that tell against the picture of Lincoln as a moral crusader? Lincoln was indeed opposed to slavery, but this by no means indicated that he wished blacks to have the same political rights as whites. To the contrary, he saw America as a white man’s country; and, even toward the close of the Civil War, he did not entertain much participation by blacks in American political life. “At two places in his Peoria speech he made it clear that the effect of the Northwest Ordinance of 1787 was that the territories were intended by Jefferson and others to be ‘the happy home of teeming millions of free, white, prosperous people. … ’” To a delegation of free blacks in 1862, he “calmly said that the white race suffered from the black presence — that is, from their mere presence as a physically different group of people.”

Lincoln was a convinced nationalist — he wanted a large and powerful nation as a home for white people — and if compromise with slavery would secure this purpose, he was entirely prepared to make it. For Lincoln, preservation of the Union and obedience to the national laws were a “political religion”; and transgression against this religion was sinful. “The very phrase, not only the idea of a political religion, was hence not foreign to Lincoln … the object of religious reverence was the laws, duly enacted and constitutionally valid. Citizens should feel devotion to the laws with a religious intensity. Lincoln dared to set up what genuinely religious people would call an idol, an object equated to divinity in fundamental importance, even if people continued to worship a divinity.”

Kateb also endorses a key thesis held by critics of Lincoln like DiLorenzo. During the war, Lincoln acted as a dictator. “Even before the battlefield successes of mid-1863, however, Lincoln himself had been embarked on dictatorial measures on the grounds of military necessity. He became a dictator in his dealings with some citizens. … ” As Kateb recognizes, by suspending the writ of habeas corpus, Lincoln destroyed the basis for all…..more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The rebel flag in Ukraine? – The Power and the Money

February 17, 2015 3 comments

A rebel flag, yes, but not the rebel flag.

Will Baird spotted this image in a clip of rebel forces in eastern Ukraine:

Rebel flag in Ukraine

It looks like the flag of the American slaveowners’ revolt.

Will Baird spotted this image in a clip of rebel forces in eastern Ukraine:

Rebel flag in Ukraine

It is not.

Rather, it is the flag of the putative union of the Donetsk and Luhansk rebel administrations. (I saw putative because there is no evidence that there is much administrative meat on the declarative bones of the “Federal State of Novorossiya.”) Here is a screenshot (from Vice News) of a rebel spokesman wearing it as an shoulder patch, along with on his colleage the red-blue-and-black tricolor of the Donetsk People’s Republic.

Novorossiya flag patch

But where did the flag come from? Are they imitating the Confederacy?…………………  MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Tom DiLorenzo’s. The Confederate Battle Flag Has Become The Symbol of Liberty and Freedom Al Over The Globe…
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“…With a straight face, the newly elected liars, thieves and traitors — that is, politicians — raise their right hand and say: I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God. And just after lowering their hands, without transition, they begin using the Constitution as toilet paper to enrich themselves, protect the interests of the mega corporations that contributed to their campaigns, and follow the instructions emanated from the globalist conspirators at the Council and Foreign Relations — the true Invisible Government of the United States. And nobody seems to care about it….” ~ Servando Gonzalez — Playing the Game of Government With a Deflated Constitution

February 7, 2015 2 comments

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With a straight face, the newly elected liars, thieves and traitors — that is, politicians — raise their right hand and say:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God.

And just after lowering their hands, without transition, they begin using the Constitution as toilet paper to enrich themselves, protect the interests of the mega corporations that contributed to their campaigns, and follow the instructions emanated from the globalist conspirators at the Council and Foreign Relations — the true Invisible Government of the United States.

And nobody seems to care about it……….MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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(Col Sellin) ~ The left’s legacy of lies by LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD November 15, 2014 ~ Family Security Matters

November 18, 2014 1 comment

The left’s legacy of liesby

LAWRENCE SELLIN,

PHD November 15, 2014

Who amongst us has ever heard of William A. Wirt?In her exceptional book “American Betrayal:

 

The Secret Assault on Our Nation’s Character,” Diana West writes that Wirt, a Gary, Indiana schools superintendent, asserted before a Congressional committee in May 1934 that there was a deliberately conceived plot among members of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal administration to overthrow the established social order in the United States and substitute a communist-style planned economy.

The Roosevelt administration well understood that if Wirt’s accusations were seriously investigated it might distract from or even halt their political momentum.

For that reason, it was decided that the proceedings would be a suppression of the truth rather than an uncovering of the truth.For performing his patriotic duty, Wirt was branded a liar by committee Democrats, smeared by the press and even ridiculed by Roosevelt himself, a fate that would likewise befall future anti-communists such as ex-Soviet agent Whittaker Chambers, journalist M. Stanton Evans, Representative Martin Dies D-TX and Senator Joseph McCarthy R-WI.

As West notes, a careful investigation of Wirt’s charges might have averted the Communist infiltration of the U.S. government that marked the middle decades of the twentieth century.

Expert estimates now peg the number of Americans assisting Soviet intelligence agencies during the 1930s and 1940s as exceeding five hundred, including high-ranking government officials such as Alger Hiss State Department, Lauchlin Currie White House, Harry Dexter White Treasury and Roosevelt’s most intimate and Lend-Lease boss Harry Hopkins, who twice covertly…….

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via Family Security Matters.

John D. Byrne: The Obama experiment has run its course failed

November 16, 2014 1 comment

John D. Byrne: The Obama experiment has run its course failedSudbury Town Crier ^ | November 15, 2014 | John D. ByrnePosted on 11/16/2014, 10:51:01 AM by Eddie01Six years ago the White House press corps received President Obama like teenage girls at a Justin Beiber concert. His vision of hope would propel him past Franklin Delano Roosevelt as the greatest President of the people. His amnesty for 13 million illegal aliens would make him more viable than Abraham Lincoln and his three years as a U.S. Senator would give him the leadership necessary to top Washington as the greatest president in American history. [snip]MORE!!!!!!!!!

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