FASCISM – It’s A “Right” You Know!
ONLY IN NEW YORK
Perpetually crowded Times Square has a new statue for pedestrians to navigate – but it’s unlike any other.
Artist Kehinde Wiley unveiled his biggest work ever Friday, a massive bronze statue of a young African American man in urban streetwear sitting astride a galloping horse.
Called “Rumors of War,” it flips the script on traditional statutes commemorating white generals. Wiley described his bold work as a call to arms for inclusivity. He told The Associated Press afterward that he hoped young people would see it and “see a sense of radical possibility – this, too, is America.”
The project was born when Wiley saw Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s monument in Richmond, Virginia.
The unveiling was bookended by performances from the marching band from Malcolm X Shabazz High School in Newark, New Jersey and an unveiling speech by Confederate monument opponent and Richmond, Virginia Mayor Levar Stoney.
INEQUITY IN NORTH CAROLINA
A Saturday rally in Pittsboro ended in three arrests as supporters of the city’s Confederate monument attempted to gather in the town’s center with Confederate Flags.
Radicals with signs rebuking “racism,” and “racial oppression,” “Stop pretending that your racism is patriotism,” one sign read, gathered as a counter-protest. “We will not go back to the 1950s,” read another.
While there were no arrests of the violent counter protesters there were three of the peaceful monument supporters, all of whom were senior citizens. Two were charged with “simple affray.” But 72 year old Robert White was charged with assault on a law enforcement officer and disorderly conduct because the cop who arrested him bumped into him.
LOUISIANA TO PONY UP $$$$$ TO REMOVE MONUMENT
A committee of the Caddo Commission has voted to recommend spending up to $500,000 to move the Confederate Monument from in front of the Caddo Parish Courthouse.
NON-HERITAGE NEWS AFFECTING THE SOUTHLAND:
NEWSEUM WILL CLOSE ITS DOORS AT THE END OF THE YEAR
After opening more than 11 years ago, the interactive museum in Washington, DC, which is dedicated to journalism and the freedom of the press, will officially shut down on December 31.
HAS IT BEEN 50 YEARS?
On September 26, 1969, The Beatles released their final album together-Abbey Road.
SO MUCH FOR A MARKETPLACE OF IDEAS
As first reported by The Daily Beast, members of Joe Biden’s campaign sent a letter to top television executives and hosts at major networks, demanding that Rudy Giuliani be kept off air.
WILL WOMEN PASTORS BE NEXT FOR NORTH CAROLINA’S SOUTHERN BAPTISTS?
The Biblical Reporter, the official newspaper of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina reports that: “Melanie Wallace, a pastor’s wife with a deep love and commitment to God’s Word and missions, was elected president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.”
IS THE AMERICA WE HAVE KNOWN DOOMED?
by Al Benson, Jr.
Al Benson, Jr., is the Editor of the Copperhead Chronicle. In addition to writing for Southern Patriot and other publications, he is a member of the Confederate Society of America and the League of the South.
Some may consider this a rhetorical question, something like “will the sun rise in the East tomorrow?” Maybe it’s a question more folks need to think about.
There was an article on the Zero Hedge website for September 9, 2019 by Charles Hugh Smith that had appeared on the OfTwoMinds blog and Mr. Smith asked some interesting questions. Mr. Smith asked “How deep has the rot of corruption, fraud, abuse of power, betrayal of the public trust, blatant criminality and insiders protecting the guilty penetrated America’s key public and private institutions? It’s difficult to tell, as the law enforcement and security agencies are themselves hopelessly compromised.”
On one of my better days I would probably think Mr. Smith’s statement noted above was a somewhat mild description of what has gone on in this country for over 150 years now. However, at my age, I don’t have all that many “better days” anymore, and so I will note another of Smith’s statements that comes even closer to where I think we are presently. He says “Either we root out every last source of rot by investigating, indicting and jailing every wrong-doer and everyone who conspired to protect the guilty in the Epstein case, or America will have sealed its final fall.”
That’s a good statement. Does anyone really think anything even remotely approaching that goal is ever really going to happen? Me neither! The Deep State, both Republicans and Demoncrats and all others as well, will do whatever they have to in order to protect their own. I have seen articles that mentioned Epstein’s Mossad connections. Does anyone actually think these will ever be investigated? Get real, folks. That ain’t gonna happen-ever!
Smith concludes his article with: “Here are America’s media, law enforcement/security agencies and ‘leadership’ class: they speak no evil, see no evil, and hear no evil, in the misguided belief that their misdirection, self-service and protection of the guilty will make us buy the narrative that America’s ruling elite and all the core institutions they manage aren’t rotten to the foundations.” The thing is, they actually think they are fooling all of us deplorables. And they are fooling some-but only those who can’t break themselves away from their reality shows or sports extravaganzas. Our morally rotten elites have to try to make sure that this includes as much of the population as possible so that there won’t be very many folks asking embarrassing questions. But that isn’t always working anymore. More people are waking up to the fact that the elites have been shafting the public for longer than most have been alive and more folks are getting to where they don’t like it anymore.
Ever wonder why the big push for more gun control all of a sudden? Or why we are starting to see all these internet articles about “civil war in America”? And if you want to find out where they are really sticking it to us. check out what goes on in those indoctrination centers we call public schools. There are a few public school teachers still around that do try to teach real history, but they are getting fewer and further between. And if they try too hard, the system will end up weeding them out.
Most of our young folks anymore don’t have the remotest idea of what real American history is. Lots of schools don’t teach US history much past the 6th grade. By the time a student gets to 12th grade, how much of that 6th grade American history is he or she going to remember? Not an awful lot I’ll wager.
Maybe our private schools, and especially our Christian schools, need to start giving our high school students some good, solid United States history. When we home schooled our kids I gave our daughter, in her last year of high school, Pastor Steve Wilkins’ history course America the first 350 years. It was an excellent history course, one I’d recommend to anyone. We took a year and a half to finish it. We sat, late at night, and listened to the lecture tapes and our daughter took notes. If she had a question we paused the tape and dealt with it. That course shaped her view of US history, and helped me to learn a lot along the way as well.
So, it seems to me that, if our country is to survive past the present generation, we had better be about making sure our next generation gets some accurate history, as opposed to what is being churned out for them now.
THE OFF-ROAD END-RUN
by Eric Peters
Eric Peters is an automotive columnist and the author of the 2011 book Automotive Atrocities and Road Hogs .
Speed does kill – if you get caught doing it.
We live in the Hut! Hut! Hut! era. Armed government workers (AGWs) wearing Batman-style utility belts packed with multiple mags and high-powered “assault” weapons over their Robocop body armor are far more likely to end your life than doing 70 in a 55.
Every encounter with them is a threat to our safety.
Even if you aren’t Tazed and dragged out of your car by one of these odd juxtapositions of muscled-up and tattoo’d poltroonery (I feared for my safety!) and hair-trigger brutality (stop resisting!) most people just can’t afford to “speed” anymore.
The extortion note – styled a “ticket” – the AGW forces you to sign at gunpoint (see what happens if you decline to sign) is just the beginning. The Oz Panopticon will take note the moment you’re duly convicted and then comes the second extortion note – this one from the insurance mafia. The already-absurdly expensive “coverage” you’re forced to buy, also at gunpoint (see what happens if you stop paying) suddenly costs 20 percent more . . . for the next five years.
That’s for something like 48 in a 35 – i.e., driving with the flow of traffic – but today it’s your turn to be the one picked from the herd for a shearing. If you’re driving a car that looks speedy, the odds of this happening to you today – and tomorrow – go up.
If you get caught actually using a speedy car – laying rubber, driving faster than 80 on the highway (something an ’86 Yugo could do) you risk a “reckless” driving bust and thousands of dollars in legalized theft, plus the very real possibility of being Hut! Hut! Hutted! by an armed government worker.
Even if you always drive the speed limit and never get Hut! Hut! Hutted! the insurance mafia will make your speedy (in theory) car a very expensive car to own, which will make you not want to drive it. Which in turn renders pointless the buying of it. You pay more to go no faster than the herd – plus the higher gas bills and cramped back seats.
It’s as silly as paying ribeye prices for oatmeal.
This probably explains the declining interest in speedy cars – and the much-increased-interest in 4×4 trucks and SUVs. There are no speed traps off-road and you’re much less likely to encounter a Hut! Hut! Hutting! AGW on your favorite trail.
These are usually abundant as well as free – in contrast to track time for a speedy car. Track days are a rich man’s hobby – and a hassle. Drive there, pay there – then drive back. Often, the drive there is hours long.
But you can turn off the paved road pretty much anywhere. If you have land – or a friend who has land – you can go there, too. There is a great deal of appeal in this. What’s down that dirt road?
You can also enjoy a visually obstreperous vehicle – one that makes the right sounds and provides the emotional gratification that speedy cars used to but can’t anymore because of the anvil-over-your-head constant threat of crossing paths with a bullet-headed (and possibly bullet-spewing) AGW.
Insurance is less oppressive, too – because trucks and SUVs haven’t yet been targeted as an anti-social class of vehicle as speedy cars have been for generations. You can buy a pick-up with a V8 and it’s just a pickup. A V8 Camaro or Mustang is a “high risk” car and your rates will reflect this, accordingly.
The trucks also have V8s – not just turbo’d fours that are too complicated (and expensive) to modify. The V8s in most new trucks are still pretty straightforward.
Most are amendable to the same kinds of mods people used to make to speedy car V8s.
And of course, they’re V8s.
An interesting thing: Observe the proliferation of specialty off-road packages, mirroring what was once practice with speedy cars.
Instead of Z28, Z71 – Chevy speak for the heavy-duty suspension, skid plates and M/S-rated tires offered with trucks like the Silverado 1500.
Ford offers the twin-turbo Raptor – its response to the Z71 and even hairier. The Hut! Hut! Hut! era’s equivalent of a Boss 429 Mustang.
Ram is about to install the Challenger Hellcat’s almost 800 horsepower supercharged Hemi V8 in its 1500 truck as a counterpoint to the two above – and you can already buy the Hellcat’s engine in a Jeep Grand Cherokee (the Trackhawk) and use it because to an AGW it looks like a Jeep Grand Cherokee and thus doesn’t trigger his instinct to Hut! Hut! Hut!
In the event it does trigger him, it’s feasible to escape the Hut! Hut! Hutting! because the Jeep has 4WD and can leave the road – and hopefully, the steroid-enraged AGW – fuming at the road’s edge.
The market is like water in that it always finds a way to “leak” past whatever is trying to hold it back. See Prohibition. See the War on (some) Drugs. See the War )not officially declared) on cars.
It may not be possible to do much with a speedy car other than admire it for what it could do.
But that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to have just as much fun – without risking the mulcting or the Hut! Hut! Hutting!
CAN TRUMP STILL AVOID WAR W/ IRAN?
by Dr. Pat Buchanan
Pat Buchanan worked in the Nixon and Reagan White Houses and was a three time presidential candidate.
President Donald Trump does not want war with Iran. America does not want war with Iran. Even the Senate Republicans are advising against military action in response to that attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities.
“All of us (should) get together and exchange ideas, respectfully, and come to a consensus – and that should be bipartisan,” says Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Jim Risch of Idaho.
When Lindsey Graham said the White House had shown “weakness” and urged retaliatory strikes for what Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calls Iran’s “act of war,” the president backhanded his golfing buddy:
“It’s very easy to attack, but if you ask Lindsey … ask him how did going into the Middle East … work out. And how did Iraq work out?”
Still, if neither America nor Iran wants war, what has brought us to the brink?
Answer: The policy imposed by Trump, Pompeo and John Bolton after our unilateral withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal.
Our course was fixed by the policy we chose to pursue.
Imposing on Iran the most severe sanctions ever by one modern nation on another, short of war, the U.S., through “maximum pressure,” sought to break the Iranian regime and bend it to America’s will.
Submit to U.S. demands, we told Tehran, or watch your economy crumble and collapse and your people rise up in revolt and overthrow your regime. Among the 12 demands issued by Pompeo:
End all enrichment of uranium or processing of plutonium. Halt all testing of ballistic missiles. Cut off Hezbollah in Lebanon and Hamas in Gaza. Disarm and demobilize Shiite militias in Syria and Iraq. Terminate support for the Houthi rebels resisting Saudi intervention in Yemen.
The demands Pompeo made were those that victorious nations impose upon the defeated or defenseless. Pompeo’s problem: Iran was neither.
Hezbollah is dominant in Lebanon. Along with Russia and Hezbollah, Iran and its militias enabled Bashar Assad to emerge victorious in an eight-year Syrian civil war. And the scores of thousands of Iranian-trained and -allied Shiite militia fighters in the Popular Mobilization Forces in Iraq outnumber the 5,200 U.S. troops there 20 times over.
Hence Tehran’s defiant answer to Pompeo’s 12 demands:
We will not capitulate, and if your sanctions prevent our oil from reaching our traditional buyers, we will prevent the oil of your Sunni allies from getting out of the Persian Gulf.
Hence, this summer, we saw tankers sabotaged and seized in the Gulf, insurance rates for tanker traffic surge, Iran shoot-down a $130 million U.S. Predator drone, and, a week ago, an attack on Saudi oil production facilities that cut Riyadh’s exports in half.
This has been followed by an Iranian warning that a Saudi attack on Iran means war, and a U.S. attack will be met with a counterattack. We don’t want war, the Iranians are saying, but if the alternative is to choke to death under U.S. sanctions, we will use our weapons to fight yours.
America might emerge victorious in such a war, but the cost could be calamitous, imperiling that fifth of the world’s oil that traverses the Strait of Hormuz, and causing a global recession.
Yet even if there is no U.S. or Saudi military response to Saturday’s attack, what is to prevent Iran from ordering a second strike that shuts down more Arab Gulf oil production?
Iran has shown the ability to do that, and, apparently, neither we nor the Saudis have the defenses to prevent such an attack.
A more fundamental question arises: If the United States was not attacked, why is it our duty to respond militarily to an attack on Saudi Arabia?
Saudi Arabia is not a member of NATO. It is not a treaty ally. The Middle East Security Alliance or “Arab NATO” chatted up a year ago to contain Iran – of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states – was stillborn. We are under no obligation to fight the Saudis’ war.
Nor is Saudi Arabia a natural American ally.
Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman runs an Islamic autocracy.
He inserted himself into first position in the line of succession to the throne of his father, who’s in failing health. He locked up his brother princes at the Riyadh Ritz Carlton to shake them down for billions of dollars.
He summoned the prime minister of Lebanon to the kingdom, where the crown prince forced him to resign in humiliation. He has ostracized Qatar from Arab Gulf councils. He has been accused of complicity in the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul.
With his U.S.-built and bought air force, the Crown Prince has made a hell on earth of Yemen to crush the Houthis rebels who hold the capital.
The question President Trump confronts today: How does he get his country back off the limb he climbed out on while listening to the Republican neocons and hawks he defeated in 2016, but who have had an inordinate influence over his foreign policy?
FROM THE EDITOR
Dr. Ed is a pastor, author, public speaker, radio personality, lobbyist, re-enactor, and the Director of Dixie Heritage.
Lord willing, I will only make two more trips this year. I have a trip scheduled for later this month to a State Capitol that I will disclose after the fact. When I do I will also include the reason for my trip. And I am scheduled to go back to Washington D. C. in November. These trips are costly and to be brutally honest, without support from our readers I will not be able to continue making them.
But it is not just our Flags and our monuments that are under attack. It is our very way of life!
Just the other day, a college student told me, “You believe the Constitution allows the government to torture people and ban gay marriage [I have never advocated torture and the Bible defined marriage long before the Constitution was written], yet you doesn’t even know that it guarantees universal health care.”
As for “universal health care,” If the government can have absolute control of “healthcare,” what can’t it control?
“Universal Healthcare,” name one nation to have it that was not a fascist, communist, or socialist regime?
But who am I kidding, the good ole’ USA has been a fascist system since at least the 1950’s. Facism, contrary to what the nit-wits on CNN are farting out of their pie-holes is an economic system who’s only real difference from socialism is that instead of the State owning the means of production (Communism and Socialism) in a Fascist system the means of production are owned by government chartered corporations that are regulated by the State. If that does not describe the economic system of this country then what does?
It was just such an economic system, that started coming to be in the United States shortly after the failed War for Southern Independence. Our noble Confederate ancestors did not fight for slavery. They saw Fascism rearing its ugly head in the North and fought to prevent it from planting roots in the South!
And so I continue, perhaps in vain, attempting to educate my fellow countrymen.
Until Next Week,
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