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People asked Ben Franklin what the Constitutional Convention had given them and Ben is supposed to have replied, “A republic, if you can keep it.” There used to be a slogan, “This is a republic, not a democracy, let’s keep it that way.”
Actually, like most conservative statements, this is simply no longer true. The same Supreme Court that made the holy decision to strike down all state laws against interracial marriage which no conservative dares question also decided that the United States is NOT a republic.
The only phrase in the Constitution that gives the Feds the right to interfere with the FORM of state government is the one which requires that all states must maintain “a republican form of government.” Since the outset every state allowed one senator per county, regardless of its size, just as states were allowed equal Senate representation regardless of their population.
This is, in fact, the only part of the Constitution which cannot be changed by amendment.
The Holy Court of Miscegenation ruled that this provision in in all but one (unicameral) state legislature in the fifty states was unconstitutional. The Holy Court ruled that if a state is not a democracy, it is not a republic, so all legislative bodies must be based on population.
Except the Federal one. So the Federal Government is not, and cannot be, a republic.
There is a rule that anyone who makes a living off of history or social commentary has to provide his tithe to our established religion of PC. BBC documentaries end with a sermon in which everything that has been said is jammed into the PC world review.
When I see that this particular book is the one in which the author pays his tithe, I close it and return it. Each author must give excuses for minority behavior. In one case a historical fiction writer was declaring that the Gypsies were regular exploited WORKERS just like everybody else, like illegal aliens in America.
Meanwhile Piers was explaining that Gypsies stole babies and other property because they did not recognize property rights. So presumably if Gypsies were appearing in your town and you gabbed one of THEIR kids, they would think nothing of it.
So Gypsies are hard workers for their due wage and don’t recognize there is such a thing as a due wage.
Blacks don’t commit more crimes — or one would be justified in suspecting them of crime more than people with white skin — and every writer must know the list of reasons WHY blacks have a RIGHT to commit more crime.
Democrats spend hundreds of millions getting out the minority vote, but if you say non-whites are likely to vote Democratic in the wrong context, you are a Nazi.
Posted by Bob on December 1, 2005 at 5:51 pm
In my old “Partisan Dictionary” which I wrote in the Southern Partisan in the early 1980s, the following definiton appeared,
A formalized substitute for courtesy.”
Manners if doing whatever is fashionable and written down. Courtesy is concern for the other person.
By the same token, “ethics” is written down. Honesty, like courtesy, needs no explanation.
I have pointed out that the moment someone said something to me that sounded like they were getting around to “something you would like to have,” I would quote to them the Draconian penalties for bribing a staffer.
This was often unfair. I had honestly misinterpreted where they were leading. But it also gave me a certain reputation as a person who could not be trusted with even a hint of a bribe.
Why, exactly, was I so nasty about such hints of offers?
“well, Bob, it’s because you were raised in the Bible Belt. The Book taught you that ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor’ even if they pay you.”
And that is what really worries me about Wordists. My ancestors were proud to die to a man around the leader they had sworn fealty to long before the Gospel, much less the Old Testament, ever got to them.
I don’t lie, I don’t cheat, I don’t steal, and I honor my word not because some Book told me to be that way, but because I AM that way.
If you want to know about someone, let them talk. When a person justifies honesty by quoting a Book, you had better put your wallet in a safe place.
His Book can change tomorrow. His INTERPRETATION of his Book can change tomorrow.
Honesty is what an honest man takes for granted.
Wordism is for psychopaths.
Posted by Bob on November 17, 2006 at 9:56 am
Whales were saved from extinction because whale oil became obsolete. Whale oil lamps were essential in the old days.
It is not the first world but the third world that destroys its native life forms and dumps pollution into the air. It is Brazil that is destroying its jungles, aka, rain forests. Brazil, brown country with an exploding population, can’t afford not to.
In the jungles of Central America are the ruins of gigantic temples, built by civilizations that rose, destroyed their environment, and fell. Elizabeth and I have discussed how American Indians destroyed the land and would have made the Shenandoah Valley into a desert if the white man had not come along.
As always, the recurrent theme of Political Correctness is complete silliness. They say that nature is being destroyed “in the name of progress.” Back on Planet Earth it is the stagnant society that uses the same resources until they are no more. If Coal had not been developed into coke and other means found to use it, Europe would have been totally deforested.
But, unlike other societies, Europe developed an increasing need as it grew, but it also developed new MEANS. Coal and brick replaced wood.
China is in desperate need for reforestation. The paddy culture, developed in India, dates back to Roman times. It is not nearly as “ancient” as legend tells it. But the paddy culture is a recycling culture. China ruined its forests, but it retains the beautiful, clean paddies, where human dung is a major ingredient of the recycling.
At the beginning of this century, books would say, “As in medieval Europe, in China you can smell a city five miles before you reach it.” And if it were not for Europe, they would be that way today. People who will live in a sty are not likely to be environmentalists.
No, progress does not destroy nature. Stagnation destroys it.
They get away with things in comedy shows that are funny precisely because they hit on something that everybody notices but nobody dares to say. On Family Guy, Death finally got a date and, as in the movie “10,” his infatuation with the girl’s physical beauty collapsed the first time she opened her mouth:
GIRL: “Only humans make war.”
DEATH: “What are you talking about? Animals kill each other all the time.”
GIRL: “Not with nuclear arms. You can’t hug your children with nuclear arms.”
DEATH: “Oh, for God’s sake!”
This is funny for two reasons. First, nobody has ever heard a hippie say ANYTHING. When I refer to saying anything, I am not referring to emitting vocal sounds. A parrot talks but he never really SAYS anything. If you are masochistic, you could listen to an hour’s diatribe from an old hippie of yesterday, but if you wait for him to say anything original or even interesting you will wait till Judgment Day.
The reason this was demonstrated in a comedy is because everybody knows it but nobody can SAY it. Those two facts made it funny.
Remember that our established religion is Political Correctness. Imagine a gathering of devout Catholics at a university. The name “Dracula” is mentioned and one elderly nun crosses herself. Not one good Catholic there is going to laugh at her, however superstitious the gesture strikes them. It is sign of naïve Faith, and no one in a church or a seminary laughs at a sincere expression of the Faith.
By exactly the same token, no one at a university, NO ONE is allowed to LAUGH at a hippie. He is reciting the words of the Faith. No one who wants to prove they are “educated,” which tens of millions of people try desperately to do all the time, dares to laugh at hippie repetition of the most tiresome clichés.
Hippies are not referred to as being mindless. They are ALWAYS praised for being “idealistic.”
No one on TV is EVER going to tell a black man that he said something that was just plain stupid. They are not going to a say a hippie bores them into a coma any more than the devout Catholics are going to laugh at the old nun crossing herself when “Dracula” is mentioned. But what if the old nun crosses herself and recites a prayer ALL THE TIME? All through the conference everybody must stop when they mention ANYTHING she has not heard in the convent and wait RESPECTFULLY while she crossed herself and says a Prayer Against Evil. About the fortieth time that happened, even the most understanding in the Faith might get a bit tired of it.
But they can’t say so.
Which is exactly why Death, who knows all about war, actually SAYING that the hippie girl on Family Guy was an idiot was so funny. Tens of millions of Desperately Seeking “Educated” suburbanites who watch The Family Guy have sat through hippies endlessly droning the same old crap day after day, party after party. Every time the hippie spoke up the entire conversation was thrown off track as everybody had to listen, reverently, to some words about Love and Peace that they knew the hippie was going to say.
But they can NEVER say WHY it’s funny, any more than the Catholics could criticize the old nun.
So every now and then you see things like that used in comedy when they could NEVER be said anywhere ELSE. And the room explodes in laughter.
Though nobody will DARE say WHY.
I am always bothered when someone says, “The only hope we have” or the like. When someone says something like that, I get the feeling they are simply in another world. Our “only hope” of WHAT?
The survival of our race is dependent on a biological revolution, on Russian nuclear potential, on a hundred things in political actions and reactions and the biological revolution we have no idea about.
A popular news magazine lately had quoted an editorial about how Americans do not understand that identity is serious business in this world. It was not specifically about race, but the emphasis in the article was that Americans expect that Iraqis, for example, will forget their little mullahs and so forth and think like melting pot Americans. Americans cannot understand the Russo-Georgia problem for the same reason.
It said that American foreign policy is fatally flawed because it cannot understand that what a melting-pot mentality sees as mere details, ethnic identity, is what other people DIE for.
It was such a simple devastating observation I thought it came from ME!
It bothers me when WE get provincial. Let the3 paid commentators talk about “the only hope” in some limited sense. This kind of limited thinking is all right for the robots who get paid to see the world in terms the average clown has been trained to think in, but it is not even excusable for a member of BUGS.
I find today’s history books boring because they always obsess on proving that any character they are talking about was thinking in today’s terms, in terms of Political Correctness, in terms of the Modern Truth. What is fascinating about history is that the people were thinking in entirely DIFFERENT terms, “no one is really talking about history. They are discussing other people’s PRESENT DAY,” and 1815 was as much a “present day” as 2008 is. So when a writer is trying to squeeze other people’s present from the year 1800 into a modern Marxist or “conservative” frame of thinking, they miss all the adventure, all the mind-bending fun of putting themselves in that past that is “a foreign country.”
Those who get paid for bending things that way miss the fascination of realizing that they, who see “reality” as what is going on right now, are actually just one more phase, one more part of the parade that keeps marching on.
It is actually funny to watch people in each age think that everything was leading to THEM It is puzzling to think that, after all those hundreds of “inevitables” and Modern Thinkings that we see in history, THIS ONE can think It is where everybody was headed, that IT represents Modern Thought. If there is one thing anybody who is acquainted with history knows that there is no magic to the word, “This is 1896″ or “This is 2008.” That is exactly like saying, “This is New York” or “This is FRANCE!” It is provincialism, not identity, but REAL provincialism.
There is no SINGLE battle TODAY. It is really true that “This too shall pass.” The idea that something would upset the order of post-Napoleonic Royalist Europe was as alien in its day as the idea that anything will somehow “defeat” the melting pot mentality of today.
But the fact that it EXISTS means it is dated.
“Our only hope” means that you honestly think you know what will MATTER in a decade or two.
History says you don’t.
Race is eternal. The “Year of Their Lord 2008″ means no more than “This is the 1960s,” which once meant EVERYTHING to a whole generation.
We know a precious few truths. For some reason, white places are consistently good. White “civilizations” do not go into the commode of history. Your manic depression and mine does not affect reality.
Tell the truth. Fight the fight. This sounds idealistic, but it is really the only approach that is not so silly it is hilarious.
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I am not a good Christian in popular terms, but, as a Bible Belter, I have the common courtesy to tak people’s faith seriously.
One commenter referred to clergymen who use the Bible to justify Political Correctness, as “cop-outs.”
Let’s call it by its name. This is not a cop-out. This is blasphemy. There is POWER in plain speaking.
I do not claim to have any religious authority. Those who do have assumed, in their and their follwers’ minds, a massive responsibility. When I hammer on “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” I am expressing my own argument, nothing else. A clergyman has the right to say something is his opinion. But when he speaks for God as a representative of God, this takes on an entirely different character.
When CLERGYMEN who claim to be called by God state flatly that the latest dictuim of Political Correctness is what God wants, he is in a position I am NOT in.
If he truly believes what he says, that is one thing. But if his declaration is obviously to satfisfy the powers that be, that is straight blasphemy.
When Bob Jones IV saw that all the money men were going against the Confederate flag and joined them because he said GOD wanted it to come down, I caused a lot of protests from his followers by stating flatly that this was blasphemy, a term a Bible literalist should understand.
Jones quoted a passage from the New Testament which had been there for over a millenium and a half to justify his switch. That same passage had been there during the thirty years he supported the flag. He suddenly discovered it when he found that the money men could threaten his inherited family business.
That is not a cop-out, that is blasphemy..
I wouldn’t hold your breath waiting for PJB to get the Mantra. PJB is an old man who is way behind the times.
The issue of white supremacy is concluded.
This is something only we here at BUGS know. And knowing this is what makes Robert Whitaker the leading edge intellectual of our times.
Everybody else is fighting yesterday’s war.
I have no doubt in my mind about this. I am around nonwhites personally too much to doubt it and personally received evidence is the BEST EVIDENCE.
I wish PJB knew this. He is too busy avoiding nonwhites (on a personal basis) to know anything real about race. At heart, he is a Wordist.
Nonwhites’ religious convictions are no deeper than the wholly deepest conviction that the white race is the supreme race on earth. (You have rise above Wordism to know how true this is. You have to be personally involved with nonwhites to know how true this is.)
The only race that is not convinced of this is the white race and that portion of the white race enrolled in Storm Front is the portion of our race that is convinced the least.
AND therein lies the problem. The problem is with we whites and our blindness.
PJB is not going to jettison his Catholic values in the same way SF’ers are not going to jettison their resentment and fears. Rest assured, he will die with his Catholic values (and Wordist convictions) intact. That leaves no room for his ascertaining the Mantra.
I was in the middle of making those laws Dave is talking about, so his discussion is very familiar to me:
We see this so clearly in the Visa MasterCard monopoly. The abuses are so egregious that it is inevitable that they will get big time blow back in terms of Congress coming down on them.
BUT these “reforms” will be aimed at preserving the monopoly, while creating a new bureaucracy to monitor and control future egregious abuses.
BUT the central abuse, the fact the monopoly exists in the first place, will not be addressed. NOT ONLY THAT, the legal underpinnings of the monopoly will be strengthened TO PREVENT an end run made possible by XML technology.
Congress and the Federal Bureaucracy to a large extent are enemies of America in economic matters. They are an occupying force in our land. Their aim is to prevent us from winning our economic freedom.
Of course they hate technology. Technology represents the weapons that will used to bring them down.
If you read biographies of Stalin, you will encounter the term “politically correct” routinely in letters to him in the 1930s.
In Marxist terminology “political” is as common as “Allah” in Islamic correspondence. The basic premise of Marxism’s that all value is produced by labor alone. Therefore every good which is consumed by anyone who is not a “worker” or an “intellectual, is taken by force:
“The distribution of goods is a POLITICAL decision.”
– Karl Marx
Until the state of pure communism is reached in the inevitable Marxist history, all relationships, family, company, international, are based on economics, and economics is political. Therefore race relations are based on power alone, so there can be no such thing as a non-white racist because of the overall power relationship between the races.
We hear this all the time from anti-whites. Trotsky had this piece of Marxist theology in mind when he coined the term “racist.”
The only way anybody can have anything, according to Marxism, is to exploit others. The only basis for anybody to have anything in the future “communist” society will be for “intellectuals” to decide that they NEED it: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”
You could always tell who the Marxist was on discussion shows because they never used the term “Communist” to refer to an existing government. They called all countries which had mine-fields and machine guns on their border to keep people in as “socialist” countries. In Marxist theology, these Progressive countries were in the socialist stage of development, whereas all others, even if they called themselves socialist like Sweden, were in the capitalist phase.
To a Marxist, referring to any country as communist was exactly like a Christian referring to an earthly location as Heaven. Some countries had truly attained the socialist phase of their development toward ultimate communism, and they shot anyone trying to escape to prove it, but there were no Communist states on earth yet.
“SOCIALISM in one country”
– Joseph Stalin
People don’t really know anything abut Marxism, so they do not realize that “nobody has anything they don’t exploit,” “only whites can be racists,” and “political correctness” are straight Marxist concepts from before the Soviet Revolution of 1917.
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Sociology is the polysyllabification of the obvious.
One or more commenters said they liked it when I explained how things worked on the inside of the government.
For two generations, there have 2.2 million Federal CIVILIAN workers. The paperwork on each of them ranges from a lot to a titanic stack. All of it, back to the first Federal civil servant, has to be KEPT.
Where can they KEEP all that?
I feel funny describing this, but it is true. There are giant caves in Pennsylvania, GIANT ones with huge fork trucks, where those thousands of tons of paperwork are stored. It looks like a giant replica of something out of Indiana Jones.
It’s ALL there, but it not easy to find.
The same info in recent form on hand in DC, as I found when I went in for my clearances and literally a hundred pounds of paperwork on me was on the table behind my Adjudicator. It is now in the Cave.
Let me correct that. As a staff member on the House Select Intelligence Committee and presidential appointee responsible for the clearance of all Federal civilian employees, all of what I WANT to be there is there.
This is called “cleaning your files.”
Naturally people asked me, “How do you know your files are ALL cleared?
Let me begin by giving you a history lesson from WOL on September 11, 2001. Everybody was screaming, “How could all the Intelligence services have let this happen?”
I pointed out, on September 11, 2001, that no one in the entire Intelligence bureaucracy would suffer anything more than a promotion from that catastrophe. I was, of course, right.
I been there, gang. Two of my specialties were Intelligence and real world politics. The Intelligence bureaucracy united behind the slogan, “Let us not concentrate on past errors. Let us concentrate on laying blame for past errors. Let us unite for the FUTURE.” When that line got strained, there as always God’s gift to Intelligence screwups, invoking Top Secret.
We all knew the public would fall for that crap. But believe you me, it doesn’t work that way INSIDE Intelligence. This is a lesson, once again, in always knowing WHY someone says something.
It doesn’t matter in any Intelligence service if you overlook something that gets civilians killed. But if your boss tells you to find out EVERYTHING about someone and you miss something ANOTHER competing agency comes up with, your ass is grass. And the chances are that if YOUR boss is looking for something, THEIR boss is, too.
By an odd coincidence, it happened that I knew a lot of high-level people inside Intelligence, and we did each other favors. One of the more routine favors is to ask a high-level man in several competing agencies to find out everything there is to find out about you. You do the same for them, so they go at it hard.
Not to mention that everything about me was sitting there on a table in my sight six times for clearance. I had top clearance, so it was ALL there.
Back to the check. With their butts on the line, the search on me in several agencies was INTENSE.
My files are CLEAR.
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”
I will not quote the source because, as Joe Sobran pointed out, if you don’t use “Season’s Greetings, it involves the ‘C’ word.”
I pointed out above that a recovering drunk and addict like me is in no position to attack others for doing bad things for pleasure. I DO have the right and obligation to attack ANYONE, including me, when their actions hurt others, and especially if they hurt my race.
The Big Book of AA points out that there are a lot more drunks than there are clinical alcoholics. That’s nice to know, but both groups look just alike when they end up in the Morgue.
They’re right. I’ve SEEN them.
I am not an alcoholic. I am anhedonic and obsessive. This means I enjoy very few things and, being obsessive, I overdid the few things I DO enjoy or, in the case of alcohol and drugs, that numbed the pain. I needed the program for the same reason that a card-carrying alcoholic did.
It HAPPENS that men have no attraction for me sexually. Women have done a bang-up job of controlling my obsession with THEM, but for some reason this is a favor I have not always appreciated.
It is easy for a person who LIKES exercise to tell me I just need to be strong and get regular exercise the way they do. It was easy for people to tell me I should do like them and just cut back on the drinking.
I cannot tell you how sick I got of that self-righteousness.
Hell, it’s easy to be immortal. You just don’t die. If there were any genetic immortals on earth some of them would tell us that our mortality is just a lack of will power.
So I can’t preach at gays. I would cheerfully kill them for trying to SPREAD their tendencies, but then again at my worst I never pushed alcohol on anyone, let alone a kid, in order to have a drinking buddy. But this is just common decency, not high morality.
You who are not drunks have to decide for yourselves whether you want to say to gays, “Just don’t do it,” but I don’t know whether, if I had been attracted to men, I could have controlled it so neatly, so I’m disqualified for the preaching at gays bit.
Decent gays stick to their own and, while white gays are a shame, I find straight whites who produce colored offspring INFINITELY more evil.
That is IMPORTANT, because too many in our movement spend too much time attacking homosexuals per se.
It is the same with Jews. If they were all like Hassidic Jews, I would have no problem with them.
STAY ON MESSAGE. Our right to preach begins and ends with saving our race.