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Claire Wolfe’s latest is here.
You may not be interested in politics.
But politics is interested in you.
Arctic Patriot explains.
Thank goodness nothing like East Berlin, or Hungary, or Prague could ever happen here.
So do your homework.
Now, while it’s easily and quietly done.
Especially when combined with more…pointed messages.
Read it here.
Money quote, on government officials in general and the Mighty Kenyan’s crew in particular:
“…These are not intelligent people. They are opportunistic, ambitious sociopaths that are simultaneously dumber than a box of hair…”
Yet they have the instruments of state power and an apparently-consenting populace on which to inflict their economic and social revenge fantasies.
Do you understand yet?
Please read TL’s latest.
And consider ground truth in light of what is now, and what is coming.
Distractions (including this place) can be deadly when danger approaches.
How many of the steps listed in this SurvivalBlog entry have you completed?
How many more could you complete with better focus on what matters and what does not?
Make no mistake – this is not a drill.
Better five years too early than five hours too late.
>From Zero Hedge:
Then recall how the US military in currently engaged in three overt wars in support of Islamic regimes and/or “revolutions”.
Finally, ask yourself what this government would not do if the House of Saud snapped its fingers, using its petroleum and dollar reserves as leverage.
Do you understand yet?
Just remember Sultan Knish’s mastersnark:
You can’t spell Socialism without Islam.
Read Fred Reed’s latest.
And remember this caveat from the DumpDC team:
(Editor’s Note: Fred is spot on in his analysis here, but does not hint at how bad it could get and how quickly. In most of the “graveyard cities” he lists…as well as most cities above 50,000 in population in America…or any city where you find a Martin Luther King Boulevard…the city core population is not middle class black families. When the permanent underclass gets hungry and can’t buy gas for their rides, they will fan out into the neighborhoods closeby and keep fanning out in raiding parties. This can begin within the first couple days after the dollar collapses. Remember the video footage of New Orleans after Katrina.
And don’t kid yourself that your non-black neighbors will be more virtuous. You should start now asking yourself whether or not you’ll use deadly force to protect your property and your loved ones. That could mean pulling the trigger on a 14-year-old breaking into your house or car-jacking you. You’re going to have to make some life-changing decisions about who you will help and who you turn away. If you have rations to survive for 6 months and you take in two more, now your rations will only last two months. )
Once again: it’s not about race.
But be realistic:
Got text today from Alvie at the Cliffs; all well there but no power.
Mike updates his status; all well there but no power.
In-perimeter ATL was spared.
Many other places in Alabama and Georgia were not.
Do what you can, please.
Watch the embedded vids.
Think about all of the people who want America dismantled.
Do you understand yet?
David explains what the Authorized Journalists do and do not want you to read.
From Jim Bovard:
The definitions of liberty devised in ivory towers and elsewhere have a profound impact on political and judicial thinking. Regardless of how wrongheaded some concepts of liberty prevalent early last century may now appear, America’s legal structure is now based on those ideas. And that legal structure continues binding today’s citizens to the intellectual follies of previous generations of thinkers and reformers.
The Founding Fathers’ concept of liberty was forged by decades of abuses by British colonial rulers. “The Restraint of Government is the True Liberty and Freedom of the People” was a common American saying in the 18th century. Historian Forrest McDonald wrote that “political discourse [in Revolutionary-era America] was an ongoing public forum on the meaning of Liberty.”
The Founding Fathers’ concepts of freedom fit into the classical British tradition. In 1721, John Trenchard and Thomas Gordon defined liberty as “the power which every man has over his own actions, and his right to enjoy the fruit of his labor, art, and industry, as far as by it he hurts not the society, or any members of it, by taking from any member, or by hindering him from enjoying what he himself enjoys.” Adam Smith, in his Wealth of Nations, advocated a system of liberty whereby “every man, as long as he does not violate the laws of justice, is left perfectly free to pursue his own interest in his own way.”
However, changing political circumstances and shifting intellectual tides would eventually help to obscure American thinking…
Read the rest.
How clear is your definition of liberty?
Gun rights and free speech are brother and sister in the hierarchy of fundamental human rights.
Give the Bad People credit: they understand that fact, and are doing their damnedest – both here and elsewhere in the West – to restrict, constrict, and punish anyone who dares to question the collective received wisdom of the elites.
Sultan Knish provides a detailed discussion that’s worth your time, which opens:
Freedom of speech is governed by legal restrictions and public mores. And what most of us have discovered is that a multicultural society means more ‘mores’ and more people to offend. That has taken us from one general set of social speech codes that governed such things as obscenity and public abuse, to a thousand fiefdoms of speech in which every group strives to impose its own speech codes in public forums. The Constitution still protects some forms of political speech for now, but it is a weak and fitful defense in a society where it is not the content of speech that matters, but who is offended by it.
In Postmodern America, censorship has become one form of political clout. The ability to suppress a word, is bona fide power. Municipalities, corporations and public figures are constantly pressured to neuter their vocabulary. The groups that do the pressuring count coup for each successful act of linguistic castration. This battlefield of the dictionary leads to a colonization of grammar. The group that can force a word substitution claims credit for controlling how people think. And there is a certain amount of truth to that, but not a great deal of it. Neutering language only spreads euphemisms. The more we try to stamp out a meaning, the more it slithers into new words, subverting the meanings of even words specifically constructed to be inoffensive.
The Bill of Rights tried to protect freedom of speech from the government, and accordingly today it is the government that directly threatens freedom of speech the least. Indirectly is another matter. The government cannot clap you in irons for saying the wrong thing, unless you’re standing in an airport, but it can mandate that companies fire you for saying the wrong thing, or be held accountable for failing to do so. Such indirectly direct censorship is repressive, but not actionable. When government controls the business environment, it also controls the speech of the workers.
In such an environment, the less you say, the safer you are. When you need to speak, it’s best to use meaningless words. Corporate language has already achieved a high water mark of emptiness with pages and pages that mean nothing. And that language is spreading to the general public, as students learn from a young age to use the appropriate words to express the hollow phrases that are mandatory in a politically correct society. The formal pieties of political correctness lead to hollow sloganeering, an elite that knows the right answer for every question, but doesn’t understand the question itself…
Read the rest.
Salman Rushdie understands:
Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
— Salman Rushdie, quoted in Mark Steyn’s Lights Out: Islam, Free Speech And The Twilight Of The West
From Gates of Vienna:
Whenever I post about Islamization, cultural enrichment, and the suppression of free speech in Europe, commenters are likely to remark on the difference between Europe and the United States.
“Europe is lost,” they say (a particular favorite on my posts at Big Peace).
Or: “We’re lucky things aren’t this bad in the USA.”
Or: “Wake up, America! We don’t want to be like Europe.”
Well, think again, fellows: we already are like Europe. You’re late to the game — it’s already underway here.
Five years ago I said we were roughly a decade behind Europe, and we were. But then we elected Barack Hussein Obama as our Dhimmi-in-Chief, and after that we caught up very quickly. We’ve all but closed the gap between United Socialist America and the EUSSR, and Mr. Obama is working very hard to finish the job, and maybe even pull ahead of the EUniks…
Read the rest.
And what meaningful opposition is there?
And yes – the Center For American Progress is the group that sponsored this speech by the former cigar-wielder-in-chief.
You may remember it.
From The Belmont Club:
…If the evidence of totalitarian behavior means anything, then tyrants as a whole act like individuals matter. They don’t believe in ants. They fear men. Their entire apparatus of control is designed entirely to suppress individuals, lest one act of solitary freedom touch off a blaze.
Although it was Anatoly Rybakov, in his book, Children of Arbat, who attributed to Stalin words he never said: “death solves all problems — no man, no problem”, Stalin himself said something similar. He regretted that Ivan the Terrible showed any mercy to women or children.
One of Ivan the Terrible’s mistakes was to overlook the five great feudal families. If he had annihilated those five families, there would definitely have been no Time of Troubles. But Ivan the Terrible would execute someone and then spend a long time repenting and praying. God got in his way in this matter. He ought to have been still more decisive!
There in different words is the same message. “No man, no problem.”
Read GardenSERF’s comments here, then watch this BBC documentary on the dissolution of the former Yugoslavia:
The sections above take you through the first chapter of this series; GardenSERF gives more viewing advice here:
If you take your mouse pointer over the lower right hand corner of the embedded video the option will come up to “Watch on Youtube” in another window. The series is posted by a user named “The Death of Yugoslavia” so you will want to stick with that user’s videos and look for them in order on the right sidebar in youtube.
The series in order is:
1. “Enter Nationalism”
2. “The Road to War”
3. “Wars of Independence”
4. “The Gates of Hell”
5. “A Safe Area”
6. “Pax Americana”
Each part of the original series was broken up into 5 sections to fit a 50 minute program on youtube, so watching the second 10 minute section of “The Wars of Independence” has this title format on youtube:
The Death Of Yugoslavia [3/6] – Wars Of Independence [2/5]
What chance is there that today’s US of A (including AK, HI, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands) makes it through the next ten years as currently constituted?
And what is the basis for your answer?
“Shell Oil Company has announced it must scrap efforts to drill for oil this summer in the Arctic Ocean off the northern coast of Alaska. The decision comes following a ruling by the EPA’s Environmental Appeals Board to withhold critical air permits. The move has angered some in Congress and triggered a flurry of legislation aimed at stripping the EPA of its oil drilling oversight.
Shell has spent five years and nearly $4 billion dollars on plans to explore for oil in the Beaufort and Chukchi Seas. The leases alone cost $2.2 billion. Shell Vice President Pete Slaiby says obtaining similar air permits for a drilling operation in the Gulf of Mexico would take about 45 days. He’s especially frustrated over the appeal board’s suggestion that the Arctic drill would somehow be hazardous for the people who live in the area. ‘We think the issues were really not major,’ Slaiby said, ‘and clearly not impactful for the communities we work in.’
The closest village to where Shell proposed to drill is Kaktovik, Alaska. It is one of the most remote places in the United States. According to the latest census, the population is 245 and nearly all of the residents are Alaska natives. The village, which is 1 square mile, sits right along the shores of the Beaufort Sea, 70 miles away from the proposed off-shore drill site.”
Try to understand, ladies and gentlemen: learn to live with high fuel prices and everything that means. That’s what happens when we are not allowed to produce. And we have no other choice: we either produce, or we eventually starve and freeze in the dark.
And don’t be dreaming about “a simpler way of life”. Once you’re forced to that, you’re going to pine your half-assed little heart out for Pringles, DVD’s, synthetic fibers, and antibiotics.
Watch and see if you don’t.