Saturday, December 03, 2016

Spain is getting changing the names of streets named after fascist leaders.

http://qz.com/850588/spain-streets-named-after-women/


The above is a link to an article at Quartz.


The focus of the article is that in some countries there is a lack of streets named after women.

So this project in Spain of renaming streets will both eliminate the fascist names and provide streets to be named after women.

I think this provides an interesting example to be emulated in the United States where we could both eliminate Confederate street names and name streets after those who have been underrepresented.


Book review, "This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy," Harvard Univ. Press

This is a link to a book review of "This Vast Southern Empire: Slaveholders at the Helm of American Foreign Policy," at Jacobin magazine.

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/11/slavery-civil-war-republicans-confederacy-abolition-lincoln/

Matt Karp is an assistant professor at Princeton University.

The book basically shows that slaveholders dominated American government before the Civil War and that slavery wasn't dying out globally and bound labor of different types in a racial hierarchy was seen by slave holders as having great prospects.

This book demolishes the idea that slavery was historically on the way out.

The title of the magazine, Jacobin, will be noticed by neo-Confederates. Neo-Confederates and their antecedents have always expressed a horror of the French Revolution and Jacobins.

To forestall red-baiting I am not a socialist. I look for good material where I find it.

What free enterprise economic theories I had in my youth I have left behind. The one theory I think I have really believed in was that automation in one area would not result in overall unemployment, but the release of people for new types of work in new industries or occupations. The steam shovel was my example.

I used to believe if a machine could do it, a person shouldn't.

However, technology has gone a lot further than I ever imagine, and technology  is moving faster than ever now then in the past. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is moving along. Self-driving cars are here or close to being here. Self-driving trucks can't be long behind, trucks which don't need sleep and can drive 24/7.

So there may not be enough jobs in the future. Sure there might be job openings for experts in femptosecond lasers or something like that. For the great majority, however, there might not be many job prospects.  (fempto is a millionth of a billionth of a second.)

Even for technologists, we are aided by technology to do many things and one individual can do more and more.

Ominously I have read the phrase "surplus humans" in an article last week. I can't think anything good will come of this. The author was arguing for more leisure time or just paying people not to work. I think though, in the scheme of things, if you have no opportunity for work, your worth in a political system might be very low. You could end up in a dangerous situation as a "surplus" person. The term "surplus humans" is sinister.

I think we are rushing into a future where it can be question whether any current or past economic idea has the answers. In short I am an economic agnostic.





Friday, December 02, 2016

Facebook page for event at the Robert E. Lee Statue

https://www.facebook.com/events/241643326251832/permalink/241733749576123/

Reject Racist Robert E. Lee Facebook event.

We will be doing Periscoping an art performance.

Dec. 31st, 2016 1pm.

Again, I would like to point out that this other blog documents the racism of Robert E. Lee.

http://roberteleepark.blogspot.com/


Prospects for right wing secessionists

I am noticing that the right wing secessionist movements seem to have lost their impetus. They really needed to have Hillary Clinton win the presidency to go forward. Now with Donald Trump elected president their potential base of supporters is not interested in secession and would see it as contrary to what they want and also an attack on their hero Donald Trump.

However, as time progresses I think that disillusionment with Trump will set in and the secession movement will revive and will be telling people, "I told you so!" Actually, long term, and by long term I mean 6 to 12 months, Trump's election will enable the secession movement. As Trump fails to turn the United States into whatever his supporter's right wing fantasy that they wanted was, these supporters will come to see national politics as hopeless to realize their objectives. Secession will get a hearing and have greater credibility.

Also, a lot of conservatives have climbed on board Trump's movement. When Trump fails to satisfy various right wing bases, these conservatives, including evangelicals, will be discredited. So the conservative establishment, including right wing religious, which would be an established barrier against secessionism will have less ability to be such a barrier.

Also, there will be those on the right who will see criticizing Trump as an opportunity. It has already started. with Sarah Palin's criticism of Donald Trump's favors to the Carrier Corporation which Palin has denounced as "crony capitalism" which indeed it is.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/12/sarah-palin-donald-trump-carrier-deal-crony-capitalism-232139

A lot of talk show radio and right wing websites depend on giving their readers a daily dose of outrage, and perhaps in the beginning they can get by for while with denouncing the critics of Trump. I don't think it will prove sustaining over the long term for their business model or their listener's wants.  I think as time goes on their listeners will realize that they are on the outside and there is a new elite in charge. Also, I think some of their listeners are just non-specific anti-authoritarians and just have a need to denounce those in charge.

So I think right wing secessionism will revive.

My agenda is against the Lost Cause, the Confederacy, as well as neo-Confederates so I will have plenty to keep me busy and this will give me time to finish the book on Texas neo-Confederacy and secessionists in time for when Texas secession begins to take off next year.

Of course it could be that Trump is really going to establish some reactionary revolution in which case secession will be at a dead end.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Robert E. Lee Park blog documents the racism of Lee

http://roberteleepark.blogspot.com/


I have added to it the historical record of the racism of Robert E. Lee. His cruelty to his slaves.

This is the Facebook page for an upcoming "Reject Racist Robert E. Lee" event on Dec. 31st. in Dallas at 1pm.


https://www.facebook.com/events/241643326251832/permalink/241733749576123/

Friday, November 25, 2016

Stupid California secessionists, here is one of your supporters.

STUPID CALIFORNIA SECESSIONISTS.

Here is one of your supporters.

Of course the California secessionists can't support who supports them, but they should reflect on the old adage, "Birds of a feather flock together."

That is a reactionary effort attracts reactionary supporters. Also, what is good about this article it shows exactly the reactionary ideas inherent in the idea of California secession.

Council of Conservative Citizens Considers Steve Bannon a Friend

http://conservative-headlines.com/2016/11/the-truth-about-steve-bannon/


Quoting from the article

Steve Bannon isn’t one of us, but he isn’t an enemy either. He has gone out of his way to stick up for the Deplorables. If politics is about friend vs. enemy, then we definitely count Steve Bannon as a friend. He is on the side of the national populist revolution. His enemies are our enemies.

Globalism is here regardless

With the Alt-Right and neo-Confederates, the original Alt-Right, there is a great deal of talk about the end of globalism.

If you mean a certain set of global arrangements run by a certain set of political actors and groups then it might or might not happen that a particular global arrangement might continue or come to an end.

If on the other hand you look at the arrangement of things, the world is global already and will continue to be so. The question is only how this global world is arranged.

THE PAST

There is a material basis to human arrangements. In the 18th century where transportation was on horseback, maybe carriage on some rough roads where there were roads, and by boat powered by sail or oar or pulled along a canal by horses, geographical distance was tremendous. Communication then was limited. Canals were considered a tremendous thing since they could reduce the cost of transport.

Cursive was invented so that a handwritten letter could be written faster so writing a long letter to someone without taking up an inordinate amount of time could be done. Compared to today the amount of publishing and periodicals were limited. Also, you have to be a member of a class which had the time to read and the time to write. That wasn't too exhausted by the end of the day to do either.

Newspaper were circulated by mail and another editor might learn of something weeks latter.

Education for the great majority of the population was very limited. So even if something was given to them they would likely not be able to take advantage of it.

THE PRESENT

The whole planet is being connected by email, text messaging, Skype and other video communications, and the World Wide Web which is really world wide and which is available most everywhere. If I go online I can read a page from the other side of the globe in a few seconds.

The current means of transportation are tremendously more advanced than the 18th century. There are automobiles, some self-driving, and a huge system of highways  and roads for them to transverse over. There are trucks. There are bus companies to transport people. There has been built a railroad transportation system. There are more canals than in the 18th century. There are airplanes and jet planes. In cities there are mass transit systems.

There are orbiting satellites doing a wide variety of functions traveling around the earth or in geostationary orbits. There are proposals for supersonic and hypersonic planes.

Some nations have high speed trains to transport people.

Boats now have powerful engines and are of a variety of sizes including extremely large sizes to transport materials.

If you got on a jet in the morning in the United States you could have dinner in Paris or London easily.

There are alternatives to transportation such as web conferencing, conference calls, and other means such that traveling doesn't need to be done.

There are keyboards to rapidly type messages, and systems that guess at what word you are intending to type. There are systems which recognize voice. Cursive is dying out.

Land line telephone has come and gone and cellphones communicate by voice or by text message or by email. The means of communication are in as many forms as we might imagine.

There is a wealth of published material both in print and online accessible forms from most everywhere. Large numbers of people have the time to read after since they now work an eight hour day. If they work shift they just have to wait for their days off. Many people earn enough to buy many books.

Email and the Internet connect everyone. Advanced communication systems also facilitate activities and organization that simply would not be possible.

Even language is being affected as English becomes the defacto global language. The sad thing is that thousands of languages are dying out with ethnolingists rushing to record them from elderly speakers. However, with fewer languages there are fewer language barriers to communication. With a defacto global language we can communicate with each other.

Native English speakers have been advised that their use of slang might make them less comprehensible to a group of second language English speakers. There is a global English out there.

Even where there is a language barrier you can use translation programs to get a good idea what is being said. With the global demand for books being high, there are many translators translating books into different languages.

We live in a global system that is triumphant. It is just a question how globalism will be organized.

ANTI-GLOBALISM

Anti-globalists comment on the secession of Scotland and Catalan but they omit that the secession plans of these places include being members of the European Union (EU). That is how these secessionists think that they can exist as small states in a world order is by being within a framework of the EU. In fact one of the driving forces of Scottish separatism is that Britain has left the EU and Scotland wants to remain in the EU.

Secessionists wish to put all secession movements and secession from the EU into one undifferentiated bucket for their discussion, and certainly this tactic works well to obscure what is really happening.

PRO GLOBALIST FORCES:

Anti-Globalists will be attempting to command the tide to go out.

There is an inter-connectivity in many forms.

With communication and information it is much easier for people to migrate. With a global economy the economic system will work to equalize the supply of labor. Businesses will relentlessly push for labor where they perceive shortages, or they will move their facilities where there is labor.

Nationalists will be in the situation of trying to defy economic forces.

With communication and information it is much easier for ideas to be shared, exchanged on a global basis.

With the internet there are no gate keepers to block the exchange of ideas.

This will lead to a world of global minded individuals. They will read the local papers, the national papers, and overseas papers online. They will choose from a variety of papers. Online publishers will want to publish opinions not dealt with by the local print media.

Even secessionists are thinking globally by discussing secession from a global view point and going to secession conferences in other nations to meet other secessionists from multiple nations.

There is also a much more critical awareness of what nationalism is, that it is to some extent, if not entirely, a contrived thing. Also, that it leads to violence.

People are not going to want to be cut off from the global system.

With economic nationalism there will be barriers to purchasing things from overseas and being able to sell over seas.

Young people, the best and brightest of them will find that their small country doesn't have large scientific projects to get involved with. There won't be other major projects to get involved in. They will have to hope that their small nation was able to strike a deal of participation in a major scientific project where they will have limited opportunities.

They won't be in a nation which have the headquarters of major multinational corporations for job opportunities. Instead they will have opportunities in a local facility of the major multinational corporation very likely headquartered elsewhere.

Great multinational corporations will seek headquarters locations where they won't be cut off from the world. The business of business is business.

Globalization does decentralize some things, but  being there will still count, especially if there is a national barrier between you and the opportunity.

Nations not integrated into global systems will become backwaters.

An increasingly global public will like less and less being a prisoner of some local nationalist movement.

Also, some of this resentment of globalization is racial. The world European empires are now all gone, the Soviet Empire is gone, a European empire. It is a multipolar world where one won't be privileged just because you are white. Though other resentments of globalization is that the old order passes away and this will have uneven effects and not everyone will benefit. Globalization maybe inevitable, but it might need some effort at transition.

Skills and hard work, knowledge, and the ability to think will be the skills to have in the future.

Some of the anti-globalization is that of local groups which hope to restore a position of privilege just because they are white by forming a local political entity or with drawing from global arrangements so they can dominate locally. They chose being a back water in which they dominate rather than swim in global oceans.  If you are poor swimmer perhaps this is a winning strategy.

This older generation that seeks some local ethnic state is passing away. It is revealed in opinion polls everywhere.

I think the consequences of anti-globalism are going to play out in Britain and they will become a scare crow to warn the nations.

A MOVIE WHICH WILL VEX THE ALT-RIGHT AND NEO-CONFEDERATES

I provide this video trailer. I am not endorsing the movie necessarily. I might see it as light entertainment. I am putting it here since I think it represents everything neo-Confederates hate.

It is a movie with a liberal globalist view of the universe.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BszXhUjJz00

This video has had over 9,000,00 viewers. Expand it to full screen to see all of it.












Thursday, November 24, 2016

"Breitbart" John Nolte's misrepresentation of film critic Lou Lumenick UPDATE:

The Breitbart readers might whine and complain that this or that person or group is "politically correct," a phrase that seems to mean something which annoys them, but they themselves are concerned with whether something is Politically Confederate. 

John Nolte has a June 24, 2015 article "Confederate Frenzy: NY Film Critic Calls for Banning of 'Gone With the Wind,'" in Breitbart.

 http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2015/06/24/confederate-frenzy-film-critic-calls-for-banning-of-gone-with-the-wind/

Breitbart lists him as Editor-at-Large.

At the head of the article is a scene from the movie "Fahrenheit 451" showing books being burned.

The article starts out with a column of single words like, "Hitler, Stalin" and phrases "Book burning, Movie banning."

Nolte says, "it is always only a matter of time before they show their fascist colors." Nolte also states that there is a "frenzy" which "is now a full-blown mob waging a bullying witch hunt to completely memory-hole the flag."

Perhaps language like this is the stuff of Breitbart. A rabid, foam flecked style to give the readers their daily ration of rage.

HOWEVER, in reading Lou Lumenick's film review he  doesn't call for banning of the film.

Lumenick is not calling for the banning of the film. No he is not.

http://nypost.com/2015/06/24/gone-with-the-wind-should-go-the-way-of-the-confederate-flag/

Lou Lumenick is asking his readers to critically re-evaluate their view of "Gone With the Wind," and consider that this racist film shouldn't be one of their favorites. Lumenick states:
But what does it say about us as a nation if we continue to embrace a movie that, in the final analysis, stands for many of the same things as the Confederate flag that flutters so dramatically over the dead and wounded soldiers at the Atlanta train station just before the “GWTW’’ intermission?
That is what film critics do, they criticize films, they evaluate them. Sometimes they don't like a film. In this case Lumenick doesn't like "Gone With the Wind" and in the review as a whole details the racism in "Gone With the Wind" and shows that the film is racist garbage. In the conclusion of the article Lumenick states:

That studio sent “Gone with the Wind’’ back into theaters for its 75th anniversary in partnership with its sister company Turner Classic Movies in 2014, but I have a feeling the movie’s days as a cash cow are numbered. It’s showing on July 4 at the Museum of Modern Art as part of the museum’s salute to the 100th anniversary of Technicolor — and maybe that’s where this much-loved but undeniably racist artifact really belongs.

Not liking a film is not banning it. Asking others to consider that it is a bad film is not banning a film. Speculating that with the decline of racism and the end of the Lost Cause understanding of slavery and the Civil War, that a film based on the Lost Cause would have declining future prospects is not banning it.

What I think we see here is that an article is written full of inflammatory passages to get the reader all worked up to accept some assertion that the Breitbart reader wants to accept anyways without closely sticking to the facts or not having a relationship to the facts at all.

In short a lot of white nationalist raging and cauterwauling when someone has an opinion that is not in agreement with white nationalism.

UPDATE:

Here is another Breitbart article by John Nolte about the Gay pride flag.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/23/take-down-the-fascist-anti-christian-gay-pride-flag/

His writing style seems to be to just assert hysterical statements.


Saturday, November 19, 2016

Right to Petition, The Gag Rule against anti-slavery petitions, and race baiting Donald Trump. UPDATE: UPDATE2

The right to petition is an ancient one among English speaking peoples. 

HISTORY

In America it is a right guaranteed by the 1st Amendment.
Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievance. (Bold face added.)
The right to petition goes back centuries. It has British origins. Blackstone's Commentaries, published in 1765-69, states that the right to petition the king or parliament was a "right appertaining to every individual."

The Declaration of Independence listed as one of the reasons to declare independence was King George III of England response to the petition of the colonists.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince, whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.

I think Donald Trump has answered the Hamilton cast's petition with injury by misrepresenting their petition to Pence as as harassment.

The Bill of Rights of 1689, an Act of Parliament of England, set out the right of subjects to petition the king, and held that prosecutions for such petitioning were illegal.

The Petition of Right in 1628 written by a committee headed by Sir Edward Coke and given to Charles I is still a part of liberties of the British people and shows further an example of this ancient right to petition.

Indeed the right to petition is held to be developed out of Clause 61 of the Magna Carta of 1215 which provided for the application and observation of the charter by twenty-five of the barons. This is that they could petition that the Magna Carta be observed, but it was restricted to 25 barons. However, it was a germ of an idea that would grow.

GAG RULE AND SLAVERY

The infamous exception to the right of petition is the notorious Gag Rule of 1836. Proslavery members of the House of Representatives got this passed in 1836 which suppressed the discussion of anti-slavery petition in the House of Representatives.

Quick read the web page, link shown below, since it might be taken down during an administration by a person who doesn't understand or respect the right to petition. It gives a history of the notorious Gag Rule.

https://www.visitthecapitol.gov/exhibitions/more-perfect-union-april-2012-september-2012/freedom/gag-rule

It caused an outrage at that time since it was the denial of an ancient right of petition. Persons who might not have much opinion about slavery were outraged by this. It alerted the general public that slave power was a threat to freedom for everyone. It greatly aided the abolitionist movement.

CAST OF HAMILTON ADDRESSES VICE PRESIDENT-ELECT MIKE PENCE

Hamilton is a Broadway play about American Revolutionary hero Alexander Hamilton.

http://www.hamiltonbroadway.com/

It won eleven Tony awards including Best Musical.

It is notable for casting a great many African Americans. It has done wonders for generating interest in the history of the American Revolution and early American history.

This is a video of Bradon Victor Dixon addressing Vice President-Elect Mike Pence.

http://www.rollingstone.com/culture/news/watch-hamilton-casts-powerful-plea-to-mike-pence-w451521

You can see that it is respectful and thoughtful. This is the statement read by Dixon:

Vice President-elect Pence, we welcome you, and we truly thank you for joining us here at ‘Hamilton: An American Musical.’ We really do,” Dixon said to further applause. “We, sir, we are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and work on behalf of all of us. All of us. Again, we truly thank you truly for seeing this show, this wonderful American story told by a diverse group of men and women of different colors, creeds and orientations.

Also, in theaters it is not all unusual for a theater goer to be addressed by someone on the stage.

It is our ancient liberty to petition elected officials.


DONALD TRUMP RACE BAITING AND DISRESPECT FOR PETITIONING.


Donald Trump could have just ignored it. Or he could have stated that he and his administration welcome input from the American public.

Indeed, normally the smart thing to do would be to ignore it or say input was welcomed and the whole thing would disappear in a news cycle. This would be the smart thing to do unless you had an agenda which would be served by responding otherwise.

What Donald Trump chose to do instead was to  misrepresent this petition as harassment and demanded an apology from the Hamilton cast.

http://www.politico.com/story/2016/11/trump-hamilton-mike-pence-231661

Trump states in a tweet on Twitter: "The cast of Hamilton was very rude to a very good man" and demanded an apology.

What I think is really happening here is that Donald Trump might be spoiling for a fight with African Americans to get support from a portion of his base of supporters. Brandon Victor Dixon is African American.

With Donald Trump's choice of Stephen K. Bannon, former executive director of Breitbart, which publishes pro-Confederate articles, and selection of U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions, who defended Southern Partisan magazine, we are getting a good idea of what type of administration we face.

Breitbart is trying to push the idea that Pence was indeed harassed.

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/11/19/tolerance-hamilton-cast-lectures-mike-pence-broadway-stage/

http://www.breitbart.com/2016-presidential-race/2016/11/19/trump-blasts-hamilton-harassing-pence/

http://www.breitbart.com/big-hollywood/2016/11/19/boycotthamilton-trends-hamilton-cast-members-harass-mike-pence/

Perhaps Donald Trump is not prepared to get talked back to by African Americans and just  reacted.

I think we need to be prepared to defend our liberties. You might say it can't happen here. Well Trump happened and who thought that would happen?

UPDATE: Trump is continuing his denunciations of the Hamilton cast Sunday 11/20/2016.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/800298286204723200

He also is upset with the show Saturday Night Live.

http://nypost.com/2016/11/20/trump-wont-stop-tweeting-about-hamilton/

I don't understand why Trump wants to get engaged in a debate with Saturday Night Live. It brings attention to the satire of him. He is making his opponents attack on him news. Millions, perhaps tens of millions will view this SNL skit because it is news that otherwise wouldn't have.

I see that the SNL skits involving Trump have had over 20,000,000 views.

He has also probably extended the life of the Hamilton play and given it a tremendous amount of publicity and given it a minor role in history.


UPDATE2: TRUMP SUPPORTERS IN ACTION

Trump supporter is drunk and at the Hamilton play in Chicago.

http://www.vulture.com/2016/11/trump-supporter-interrupts-hamilton-chicago-show.html

Theater in Toronto named Hamilton is object of Trump supporters ire.

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/11/20/mistaken-trump-fans-open-fire-online-on-canadas-hamilton-theatre.html

Then there is this racist tirade

http://jobswww.alternet.org/media/fox-host-rampages-black-hamilton-actor-stick-hip-hop-and-dancing-around-stage


BY THE WAY NEO-CONFEDERATES HATE HAMILTON

They really do. Here are some examples.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2008/10/thomas-dilorenzo/hamiltons-curse/

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2006/09/thomas-dilorenzo/traitors-to-the-american-revolution/









Friday, November 18, 2016

Alabama U.S. Senator Jeff Session's defense of "Southern Partisan" magazine. An apologist for neo-Confederacy will be the next Attorney General UPDATE: Quoted in "The Grio" about Sessions.

It has been reported that Donald Trump has offered U.S. Senator Jeff Session,, (Republican - Alabama) the position of Attorney General of the United States. This is a disaster, another example of the Confederacy in the White House. 

This is Jeff Session's defense of Southern Partisan magazine back in 2001 when John Ashcroft was nominated for Attorney General.

You will need to word search for Southern Partisan.
http://www.sessions.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/floor-statements?ID=a73ad92f-7e9c-9af9-709d-5328157bc3ea

This was Session's comments on Southern Partisan.

Mr. President, I have received a statement from the editor of the Southern Partisan magazine that has been attacked here to some degree. I have never read the magazine. But it is a refutation of many of the statements made about the magazine. It certainly is proof that the magazine is in a much better light than it has been reported to be here on the floor.
I note that Senator Ashcroft, when he was interviewed by it, simply did a telephone interview with the magazine. There was no evidence he ever read it, or saw it, or knew much about it.
I think it would be healthy for the statement of Chris Sullivan, editor of the Southern Partisan, to be made part of the Record in which he flatly denies that he favored, or the magazine favored, segregation or other kinds of racially—discriminatory activities.
I ask unanimous consent that it be printed in the Record.
There being no objection, the material was ordered to be printed in the Record, as follows:
In the Congressional Record there is the letter from Chris Sullivan which is, in my opinion, a total misrepresentation of the Southern Partisan magazine.  It is also in the link above. Just word search down to the statement.

UPDATE: https://thegrio.com/2016/11/18/kkk-friend-in-jeff-sessions/

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Jurors questioned about Confederate "heritage" in trial of John Wiley Price

http://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2016/11/11/federal-officials-begin-early-search-potential-jurors-upcoming-john-wiley-price-corruption-trial


The use of the term "heritage" by the "Dallas Morning News" says something about them.

This was my article about selecting jurors and excluding members of neo-Confederates groups and other persons sympathetic to the Confederacy.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/507/507_confederacy_jury_selection_sebesta_hague_guests_share.html

I don't know if the lawyers mountain the defense of John Wiley Price ever read or heard of my paper. They might have, on the other hand not having neo-Confederates or Lost Cause believes as jurors in the case where an African American is a defendant is sort of an obvious thing to do.

Of course Price can afford paid lawyers and it remains to be seen if public defender lawyers will start making inquiries.

This case at least sets a precedent for other lawyers to follow.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Stephen Bannon in the White House

The rise of the alt-right with recent events made me think of this video.

Raising up of all sorts of things. Lets hope for a similar ending.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLCuL-K39eQ

Click on the screen below to see the whole thing.

Breitbart seems to be something like "Southern Partisan" magazine. I wonder if the Confederate flag will be flown at the White House UPDATE

I am reading "Breitbart" and seeing what they have to say about neo-Confederacy and the Confederacy.

My mind just reels seeing what is put forth as fact in reading "Breitbart."

Richard Quinn, the editor of "Southern Partisan," never made it to the White House, though he helped Ronald Reagan get elected.

But Steve Bannon, executive director of Breitbart, will be part of the White House staff.

I am browsing through Breitbart and recognizing names.

For example there is this article by Ron Maxell, director of the movie, "God and Generals."

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/06/25/on-the-occasion-of-president-obamas-wreath-for-the-confederate-memorial/

In this speech he says:
I myself am neither a Confederate nor a neo-Confederate, whatever that means. I am simply an American — and that’s enough for me. I belong to no organizations, clubs, round-tables or societies related to the Civil War or indeed to anything else. But I will not be intimidated from speaking at memorials for Confederate or Yankee soldiers – nor silently stand by as others heap insult and scorn on anyone who does. I am no one’s mouth-piece or propagandist. I have no axe to grind or grievance to nurse. I am no more and no less than a free man.

Really?


He gave an interview in "Southern Partisan" magazine, Vol. 22 Issue No. 6, (Nov./Dec. 2002)

He contributed a movie review to "Southern Partisan," March/April 2002, Vol. 22 No. 2.

This was done after the reputation of "Southern Partisan" was generally known to the public.

Then I have this review of his anti-Muslim anti-Hispanic article in "Chronicles" magazine.

http://hispanicmuslims.com/articles/alamokosovo.html

His movies are ridiculed by those who have some knowledge of history and Maxwell's movies are in my opinion neo-Confederate propaganda.

There are some reviews of "Gods and Generals."

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/gods-and-generals-2003

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gods_and_generals/

More about Ron Maxwell.

1. Attended the 108th reunion in 2003 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

2. Announced as speaker at the Stephen D. Lee Institute meeting in 2007 in "Confederate Veteran" magazine. The Stephen D. Lee Institute is an organization of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

3. When Ron Maxwell spoke in 2009 at the Arlington Confederate Monument it was an event for which the Sons of Confederate Veterans was one of the sponsors.

An article about the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/526/526_confederacy_sebesta_guest_share.html

The fact that his Confederate folderol is published by "Breitbart" says  a lot about "Breitbart."


The Confederacy will be in the White House. We should ask whether the Confederate flag will be flown at the White House.

UPDATE:

Breitbart seems to have a Romance of Reunion thing, maybe not quite like "Southern Partisan." The idea is that it doesn't matter what white men were fighting for, it just matters that they were fighting and therefore brave and therefore heroes. I am still digging in.

Also, I have added more information above about Ron Maxwell.

Monday, November 14, 2016

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Election Results and Texas Nationalism and Neo-Confederacy

In case you haven't hear, Donald Trump won the presidential election.

The implications of this in terms of the Texas Nationalist Movement (TNM) is that their prospects are  on hold until there is a Democratic administration.

This is the response of Daniel Miller regarding the election results.

http://www.thetnm.org/miller_releases_statement_on_election_results

He makes threats, which I think at the moment, are empty threats. Obama is out of office and Hillary Clinton wasn't elected and the motive force that might have existed for Texas secession is gone.

However, his movement isn't going anywhere until disillusion with Trump sets in. On the other hand if disillusion with Trump sets in with Trump supporters Miller's claim that no one politician can change things will have greater credibility with the disaffected.

The movement is on hold. However, with demographic changes in Texas by 2020 there will be a state wide majority against his ideology in Texas and he will have very diminished prospects.

I have been writing a review of Miller's book, "Line in the Sand," trying to get it done as soon as possible. I think now it becomes a low priority. I will likely finish it up since I have put a lot of work into it, but maybe over the next year.

As for other secessionist movements they too are on hold.

I don't think Trump will be very pleased by movements to break up the nation for which he is the president.

"American Conservative" magazine is now the magazine to read and the "National Review" won't be the magazine to read.

Trump seems to be the nationalist and I think those forces which are against American nationalism will not be in favor.

As for his administration and its policies regarding the Confederacy I will be sending a series of letters asking him to: 1) Not send a wreath to the Arlington Confederate Monument. 2) Get neo-Confederates out of Junior ROTC.  3) Get neo-Confederates out of the U.S. military academies.

I am thinking of doing petitions with each of these.  I tend to think Trump will not respond favorably to these requests, but then again I don't really know. For a candidate whose slogan was, "Make America Great Again," it will be interesting to see what his views of the Confederacy will be.

On the other day he might have a Confederate flag at the White House or a portrait of a Confederate leader. Eisenhower had a portrait of Robert E. Lee.

However, I would like to stress we are in a whole new world. It is a different period now.

With the 2016 election both the Republican and Democratic Party establishments have been defeated.
We live in a new world.

Sunday, November 06, 2016

University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot African American Sam DuBose was wearing a Confederate T-shirt at the time

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/cincy-officer-wearing-confederate-t-shirt-shot-dubose-article-1.2858639

There is a picture of the T-shirt in the story. I haven't been able to figure out who manufactured it.

There is a good picture of the T-shirt and there is a video of the testimony of the forensic specialist.

On the video the T-shirt appears about 29:56, go to 29:50 to make sure you don't miss it. It is picture 8H.



Saturday, November 05, 2016

Rhodesia and Texas Nationalism

I have finished reading "A Line in the Sand" by Dennis Miller who is head of The Texas Nationalist Movement.  I also wrote up eleven pages of typed notes, and have complied them into subject groups.

Some elitist academic scholars might mock the book for using quotes from science fiction characters, but this would just demonstrate that the scholars themselves have elitist attitudes. Science fictions compromise the mythologies of today and the literature of today.

The book for the purpose for which Miller wrote the book, the creation of a reactionary white Texas nationalism generally utilizes all the means nationalists use for promote a national identity. It doesn't have a bibliographic guide for the readers for books on Texas history and culture which is a significant omission for a nationalist effort.

I am not saying I endorse the book, nor am I saying the book is well written, I certainly don't agree with the claims made within the book, and not the goals either. What I am saying is that as an effort to promote a nationalist separatist agenda, the book generally does the necessary things.

What puzzled me was how Dennis Miller really expected his plan to have a Texas secessionist movement work. He does give a plan for a referendum and how to get that done, but how he expects a majority of Texans to support Texas secession either for getting the state legislature to approve having a referendum on secession and then having a majority of the voters to vote for secession is a puzzle.

I don't think African Americans, Hispanics, nor other minorities which have gotten civil rights and voting rights from the Federal government in opposition to the Texas government are likely to support secession. Miller wants to repeal the 14th Amendment which gave African Americans citizenship and also gives anyone born in the United States citizenship. Miller's discussion of Texas country  music in opposition to Nashville Country music as well as discussing other identifiers of being Texan certainly shows that his idea of who Texans are is a small fraction even of white Texans.

It is true that Miller wants to assimilate non-whites to his idea of Texas identity, and I am sure that there are minority members in Texas who would like to be that token.

The one reason for secession which Miller repeats over and over again is that the United States isn't the ultra-reactionary nation that he wants and that Texas would be that nation. It is doubtful that a majority of Texans want his reactionary Texas nation even if it was independent or support secession  if they knew that was the end goal of Texas secession. So the question comes up how he thinks this might be done.

Miller is quite aware of secession movements occurring globally. He has done his homework. What he doesn't mention in his book is the secession of Rhodesia from Britain, though it is hard to believe that he is not aware of it, though he might not be aware of it. Rhodesia is now known as Zimbabwe.

The secession of Rhodesia shows how a reactionary Texas secessionist might get the reactionary Texas they want.

During the 1960s the British were dismantling what remained of their empire and was implementing independence to former bodies in the empire. The British were implementing a transition to a black majority rule democratic government in Rhodesia. The Rhodesian government declared independence and implemented a system of white rule excluding blacks. This led to a long guerrilla war and now dictatorship by a particularly bad and incompetent dictator.

To get a reactionary independent Texas exclusion of persons from voting would be a necessary step.

The Texas Nationalist Movement has already rejected Supreme Court rulings against voter suppression.

https://www.facebook.com/texasnatmov/photos/a.173131556058689.33236.123857614319417/1123615867676915/?type=3&theater


The Texas Nationalist Movement surely realizes that the ongoing demographic shifts in Texas will soon preclude the realization of his reactionary Texas nation or even a conservative Texas state.  Young people in Texas don't support reactionary agendas. Minorities don't support them. It is the older generation in Texas that strongly support Trump. Persons moving to Texas don't support this reactionary agenda.

By 2020 there is talk of Texas being a democratic state.

However, if you can find some mechanism to exclude those voters who don't support you can still create a "majority" out of those who remain.

So you find one reason or another to exclude groups of voters that tend to have more of your opponents than supporters. Maybe they can't have been late in paying taxes in the last ten years, or unpaid parking tickets, or have received public assistance now or in the last ten years, or a criminal record in the past, or didn't pay property taxes, or didn't go through a lengthy and expensive voter registration, or don't own property in Texas.  Maybe they haven't lived at a fixed residence for 2 years which would tend to exclude those who rent. Maybe they have to have lived in Texas for 5 or 10 years.

There must be a million ways to do this. It all can be done under the guise of avoiding voter fraud or having voters committed to their locality or some rationalization.

Rhodesia was able to implement its unilateral declaration of independence by having a military which backed it up. That is to say they did it by force and the threat of violence.

Miller in his book doesn't call for violence or illegal means. He asks for a referendum. However, given his Facebook posting on the Federal Courts throwing out the Texas state government's efforts for voter suppression, it has to be asked if it is just his general opposition to the Federal government or is it that he is conscious that voter suppression is necessary to his plan?

My original thought that the election of Donald Trump to be president would be largely the end of the  prospects of the Texas Nationalist movement since their potential base would see Donald Trump as realizing an agenda to address their discontents. If Hillary Clinton is elected I think the Texas Nationalist movement would really surge in support as some reactionaries decide their agenda is hopeless in the United States.

However, with Trump, voting rights might be trampled. The country might also be in disorder. So at some point when Trump isn't president or during some general disorder a vote of a restricted set of voters might be feasible in Texas.

But back to the title of this blog.

The working concept behind how to achieve an independent Texas I think is really Rhodesia.

Below is the Facebook page dedicated to opposing Texas secession.

https://www.facebook.com/TexansTruetotheUnion/









Thursday, November 03, 2016

Confederate Zombies - Where popular culture is now with the Confederacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=edBof-Fj4dE


What is interesting about this video is that if you want to construct a monster you make it a Confederate monster for added monstrosity.

Also, slaughtering them is more gratifying when they are Confederate zombies.

In the 1950s and 60s popular media was very sympathetic to the Confederacy. Now the public attitude is fairly negative towards the Confederacy and media seems to be following this view. The producers of this series thought that having Confederate zombies would enhance the popularity of their series.

A little late for Halloween, but here it is.


Click on the video image to see the entire thing.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Apples and oranges, and the Texas Nationalist Movement

http://www.thetnm.org/new_report_sheds_light_on_texit_support

The Texas Nationalist Movement is announcing a report by an "independent researcher" which they claim shows that they are:
In comparison with all of these “acceptable” organizations, the Texas Nationalist Movement has the declared support of 2.11% of Texas voters. 
This report, the TNM asserts, shows that they are  a major organization and claimed to be one of the "major political advocacy organizations" in Texas. Who this "independent researcher" is is not mentioned. The Texas Nationalist movement explains:
The report compares the TNM to 10 other major political advocacy organizations by measuring their membership or declared support numbers as a percentage of registered voters in the geographic areas they serve.
They list percentages of the population or perhaps adults or perhaps voters or perhaps something which make up the "membership figures" for various organizations and the percentages are frequently less than 1%. That is what percent of the population or something which are members of various groups. They then compare their "2.11%" which is a much larger figure than many groups.

The key phrase to focus on in this announcement is "declared support." What that is isn't specified. Are they just taking the Facebook likes they have for their page, assume that they are all people in Texas, and divide by the Texas population. Are these dues paying members?

I would be interested in the "membership figures" for the Texas Nationalist Movement. Maybe they have a lot of members, maybe their claim is true. However, this article does not convince me.

Having 300,000 Facebook likes isn't insignificant, but it isn't the same as dues paying members.



Sunday, October 30, 2016

Homophobic students in Indiana school decide to wear Confederate flags for anti-gay statement.

These are the articles.

This link has a video with a student wearing a Confederate flag.
http://www.wthr.com/article/superintendent-bans-confederate-flag-after-students-display-in-bloomington
"They were using the 'F' slur and they were saying that if the gays get to wear the rainbow flag, then they should get to wear the Confederate flag, because it represents their heritage," one student said.
"It also has become something that symbolizes anti-gay at our school," said student Gaia Hendrix-Petry as she and other students walked in to district offices to get a meeting with the superintendent.


This article is a good summary and has links to the other articles.
http://www.ibtimes.com/confederate-flag-schools-students-wear-rebel-banner-capes-use-lgbt-slurs-prompting-2439084

The argument that this is a misuse of the Confederate flag is nonsense. The Sons of Confederate Veterans has made it clear that they see Confederate heritage as homophobia.






Thursday, October 20, 2016

Hardcover of "Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign against Social Justice" now available. UPDATE

https://www.createspace.com/6581362

The hard copy is now available from www.amazon.com.


It will be available at Amazon in 3 to 5 days. I am currently working on the book about Texas secessionism.

I also plan to publish a collection of my articles at "Black Commentator" and later a collection of my articles that were published in the "Touchstone." 

Longer term I am not sure what my publishing will include. Perhaps it will be a series of monographs. I have been thinking on writing something about the revival of pro-slavery literature.

The more important thing will be to get the Texas Secessionism book done soon. 

After that I will be on periscope, doing podcasts, and promoting my books.

As I say in my epilog I am going to use social media to organize against neo-Confederacy.

I have some people that are waiting for the hard copy, but I think they will be purchasing it when it is available on Amazon.com. Open the back cover image in a new tab or window to read.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Neo-Confederate fantasies go into the dumpster

The neo-Confederate heads are full of "Braveheart" and nonsense. They have their Confederate Celtic fantasies.

This video is the real Scotland. 


This person, calling himself Shogun, is evidently a sensation. A shogun was the ruler of Japan before the Meiji Era in Japan. 


From the article. 

Over the summer, Shogun uploaded a freestyle video called "Vulcan"​ onto YouTube, in which he flip-flops between infuriated and languorous​; rapping about drug addiction, self-hate, depression and, importantly, hope. In the months that followed, it swiftly racked up over half a million views. Newer freestyles have similarly impressed, and this month he'll support legendary UK rapper Akala on tour.

I think that with the way the economy is changing, Rap, the music of the dispossessed, is finding a world wide audience. As the article points out it is a global phenomenon.

This is the video for direct viewing.  Where are the bagpipes? Click on the image to see the whole thing. 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Kindle copy updated, Update 2:

The Kindle copy of "Pernicious: The neo-Confederate Campaign against Social Justice in America," has been updated after I finished the proofing of the hard copy.

For those who purchased the Kindle version you can just update it

Hard copy is now available at CreateSpace and will be available at Amazon in 3 to 5 days.

https://www.createspace.com/6581362


It will be available at Amazon in 3 to 5 days. I am currently working on the book about Texas secessionism.

I am going to also publish a collection of articles that I originally had published at "Black Commentator" and later a collection of the "Touchstone" articles.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Quoted in article "In the Age of Trump White Millennials Shatter Idea That Young People Are Progressive," in the "Atlanta Black Star."

I learned a lot from the article. Things which I didn't know.

Also, there is a video about Matthew Heimbach and his White Student Union at Towson College in Maryland.

http://atlantablackstar.com/2016/10/15/the-age-of-trump-white-supremacist-millennials-shatter-the-idea-that-young-people-are-progressive/

I am quoted extensively and able to introduce the concept of banal white nationalism.

Trump and Southern Nationalism

This is an article at "Vox" an online publication which focuses on current affairs.

http://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2016/10/15/13286498/donald-trump-voters-race-economic-anxiety

What the article points out is that Donald Trump supporters aren't the economically "wretched of the earth," and journalists don't really listen to what Trump supporters are saying because they have stereotypes of who white nationalists are. They expect to find white people who are poor, often wretchedly so, who are racists or white nationalists. However, white Trump supporters make more money than white Hillary Clinton supporters.

The article points out that Trump is the leader of white nationalism.

Also, the article dismisses various liberal/left ideas that the rise of white nationalism is due to the failing of the modern state to care for people. The article points out that nationalism is thriving in places with quite supportive welfare systems such as Belgian, France, Sweden, etc.

The article points out that it needs to be recognized that what is propelling Trump is white nationalism.

I am glad to see that people are beginning to recognize that not all white nationalists fit the popular stereotype and that various simplistic ideas about white nationalism and its causes are being rejected.

These developments might mean the end of Southern nationalism though. Trump support is national and an arising white nationalist movement is likely to be national. It is likely to be a movement with a lot more resources, influence and opportunities and be chosen by white nationalists, including white nationalists in the South, over nationalism that seeks as its objectives an independent Wyoming or Arkansas.

A national white nationalist movement will likely incorporate Confederate symbols and venerate the Confederacy. They won't, however, work to break up the United States of America, they will work to transform it into the Confederate States of America but not necessarily recognizing that their objectives are essentially in pursuit of neo-Confederate values.

So neo-Confederacy will continue, it might be a big part of a national white nationalist movement.

My paper on banal white nationalism.
http://www.templeofdemocracy.com/breaking-the-white-nation.html

I am working on the proofing copy of "Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign Against Social Justice in America," and hopefully this weekend I will have it corrected and available in hard copy. I will also update the Kindle copy.

Then back to working on the Texas secessionists movement for my next book.


Video of how the Republican Party went from LIncoln to Trump

Trent Lott one time told the national convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans that the Republican Party was the party of the admirers of Jefferson Davis.

"Vox" has an interesting video of how the Republican Party going from Lincoln to Trump.

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/20/12148750/republican-party-trump-lincoln

One thing people should think about is what is the geography of their politics.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Crybabies in Oklahoma, Poll shows one in four Oklahoma voters would vote for secession if Hillary Clinton is elected.

It seems that pollsters have found a way to get the public interested in their polls and their firm's name in the press.  Simply ask voters about whether their state should secede. However, ask the question conditional on whether Hillary Clinton is elected president.

The polling firm SoonerPoll did a poll Sept. 13-15 of 515 likely Oklahoma voters the question if they would vote to leave the Union if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

http://newsok.com/article/5520174

The article reports that "two in five supporters of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump" would support secession if Hillary Clinton was elected.

These published results have negative consequences. I think it is mostly people venting and they aren't really serious about secession, but it gets Trump supporters and others to think about whether they support secession if Hillary Clinton is elected, which it appears likely that she will. A thought that might be made in jest or just venting, is a thought that is less radical to consider later. This poll also lets people that might seriously consider secession realize that they aren't alone and for some individuals to conclude there are enough people for a movement, hence an organization, and activities.

This also will likely to get people in other states to consider secession.

However, this would be a movement of crybabies, people who wail and flail at the idea of Hillary Clinton being elected president.  It very well might just be a movement which has a web page and maybe some meetings where they can complain and whine and grip. It is not likely to be a movement that will really do much or have a thoughtful program that will inspire people.

It will be another thing that will tear down the Republican Party in Oklahoma since undoubtedly these secessionists will want to try to get the Republican Party in Oklahoma to support secession. Republicans will be trapped between not wanting to appear to be crazy, yet not wanting to have their base go after them.



Video of the "Houston Chronicle" lampooning the Texas secessionists./ The Texas secessionist go abroad and meet with right wing groups. These groups should be considered enemies of the United States.

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Texit-on-tour-Texas-secessionist-invited-to-9969125.php

Go to the link and you can view the video and read the article.

This is the announcement at the The Texas Nationalist Movement webpage.

http://www.thetnm.org/tnm_takes_texit_to_europe_this_week

I am writing the book on Texas Secessionists. I think I will have a chapter on counter measures.

One counter measure I think I should mention here is that you should make sure your house is secure. I am not saying go crazy and buy a bunch of guns, but make sure your locks are good and you have solid doors. I think that if there is a civil disturbance you need to be secure in your home.

If you are living in Dallas, Texas it also helps keep you safe from burglars.

Also, also if you have spoken out against secession it would be good to have your home be a secure place.

This is a Facebook group where news  about Texas secessionists will be posted. Also, it if it ever comes to it, it will be a page to organize opposition to secession.


https://www.facebook.com/TexansTruetotheUnion/


Friday, October 07, 2016

Book covers for "Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign against Social Justice in America"

You are going to have to open the back cover in another window and click on it to read it.
I am currently working on the book about Texas secessionism.

Now available from www.amazon.com

Starting to write the book on Texas Secessionism

I am starting writing the book on Texas Secessionism.

The current working title is "Prelude to Texas Secessionism and Fighting for an American Texas."

It will start out by discussing the recent efforts of Texas secessionists, then go into the origin of Texas secessionism detailing Texas Republican Party and Texas conservatives' involvement in neo-Confederate ideas and accommodation of the Confederacy and also the right wing interpretations of Texas secession from Mexico.

I will review "Texas Republic" magazine, detail Texas conservative involvement in "Southern Partisan" magazine.

I am going to include some short essays against Texas secession, how to oppose Texas secession, and counter measures against Texas secession. If in the eventually the state of Texas does decide to secede, your town or county can also secede right back to the United States.

This will be somewhat straight forward to write, but I regret I won't be able to have it in time for the day of the election but will likely have it by the end of Thanksgiving week.

In a recent poll 3 out of 5 Trump supporters said they would support secession of Texas if Hillary Clinton was elected president. I think at this time it is very likely that Hillary Clinton will get elected President. So I think the Texas secession movement will really start gaining more traction then.

https://www.amazon.com/Edward-H.-Sebesta/e/B01JUS2YJW

You can purchase the current version of the Kindle version of the book.  The hard copy version is coming in the mail and this week I am doing proofing.

I will be updating the Kindle version, but with this Kindle version you can learn about the neo-Confederate campaign against social justice in American.

Had maps professionally made for the book.






Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Block quote from our book in "Hillbilly Elitism" at Jacobin

This is the article:

https://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/10/hillbilly-elegy-review-jd-vance-national-review-white-working-class-appalachia/

Bob Hutton reviews "Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," by J.D. Vance. Hutton's argument is that "The American hillbilly isn't suffering from a deficient culture, He's just poor," and he rejects the book.

There is a block quote from our book "Neo-Confederacy: A Critical" introduction.

The term "Jacobin" is one  of which that neo-Confederates and their forerunners have a special horror. It is amusing to to think what they will think of this magazine title.

It is gratifying to know that "Neo-Confederacy: A Critical Introduction" is being read.

I might contact Bob Hutton and send him my latest book, "Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign against Social Justice in America."

I am finishing up getting the final details done on Pernicious. The print is in submission and review. The Kindle is available, but won't show up in my author page for about a day.

Tonight I am going to start writing the book on Texas secession.

Sunday, September 18, 2016

New book, "Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign Against Social Justice in America"


Click on the image to see it all. 

I am still doing the assembly so it will be a few days before it is available. 

Now there is both a Kindle edition and a paperback version at www.amazon.com

Then I start on the Texas secession book. 

Friday, September 16, 2016

When you pander to craziness there are consequences

http://www.thetnm.org/texit_action_9_13_2016

Texas State Rep. Phil King just wants to have a hearing to complain about the Federal governments overreach. There isn't really any problem with that. All government actions should be open to questioning. The hearing is invitation only. This is a sort of thing where the speakers get credibility and can sell their book or promote their show or something. King can go back to supporters and say he is fighting the Federal government. It is a free country.

However, since the Republican Party has pandered to craziness, the Texas Nationalist Movement has an expectation that they should be invited to the hearing.

So they are arranging a big call in to King's office. The link is for the call in.

The Texas Republicans are getting the consequences of their actions.

Lew Rockwell contributor doesn't understand what censorship is.

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2016/09/no_author/youtube-censors-critics-government/

Words have meanings. A banana isn't a cat. Water isn't lava. Sometimes people to advance their agenda will give words new meanings.

In this case, there is an article that Google has decided not to advertise on some of Philip DeFranco's videos on YouTube.

They aren't denying Philip DeFranco the use of YouTube to show his videos. Google just doesn't want to place advertisements with his videos and so there is a cry of censorship. It simply isn't censorship.

You can print a magazine, or produce a video show or a newspaper, but no one is obligated to advertise with you. I would think an organization that is supposedly free market oriented would understand.

Google is an ad agency for their advertisers and has to consider their customer's wants in terms of placement of their ads. Advertisers probably don't want to appear that they are financially supporting repulsive videos. Google would be remiss to take their money and not be concerned where their advertisements are place.

Since the concept of censorship doesn't seem to be understood by the Lew Rockwell people, I am going to give this tutorial.

1. Government prohibits showing of a film. That is censorship. You don't want to buy a ticket and see the movie. That isn't censorship.

2. Government shuts down "Hustler" magazine. That is censorship. Hallmark cards doesn't want to advertise in that magazine. That isn't censorship.

3. The government threatens my neighbor for his opinions on politics. That is censorship. The local paper won't print his editorials and I always like to go inside when he is outside and looking to talk..Not censorship.

4. My neighbor, a different one, has a play shut down by the government. That is censorship. I don't want to be an extra in it nor see it. Others didn't want to see it either. Not censorship. Local reviewer says it is awful and is still walking up in a cold sweat. Not censorship.

5. An art exhibit is shut down by the police. Not censorship. No one wants to see it. Not censorship.

You have freedom of speech, but people are not obligated to listen nor fund you.

Also, I don't know where the "Quietly" comment comes from. Probably YouTube is reviewing many videos all the time. This isn't covert. DeFranco saw the flagging. What does Lew Rockwell expect to have been done, someone calls on the phone and shout.


Saturday, September 10, 2016

Progress on the new book on the neo-Confederate movement. Plans for book about Texas secession.

I am doing the editing of the chapters. I have written all the chapters and someone has done editing and I am doing the final editing of the chapters.

I expect it will be available in mid-September. I am going to use social media to promote it.

It is written for a general audience and the approach is focused on how neo-Confederacy  impacts everyday concerns of people in general.

Next I am going to write up "Prelude to Texas Secession" cover the story on how conservative Texas legitimized the idea of secession and have led to the secession movement. I have some unique materials. I am also going to write on Texas secession itself briefly including my counter proposals.

I have to get it done and available by the day after election. My expectation is that Hillary Clinton will win, but not by much, and secessionist movements will take off in many localities.

I hope to resume more regular blogging after my writing is done.

https://www.createspace.com/6581362


It will be available at Amazon in 3 to 5 days. I am currently working on the book about Texas secessionism.



Texas Nationalist movement status

It seems that the Texas Nationalist movement is busy, but nothing big is happening.

They are planning a rally in San Antonio  http://www.thetnm.org/alamo_memorial_march_20170610

I have been letting some of my Hispanic contacts know about this so perhaps there might be a counter protest.

The Texas nationalist movement is doing the usual steady organizing that you would expect such a group would do. They have tables where they can talk to people, websites where people can sign up. In some ways news stories about them and the Republican party and polling on secession sentiment have helped them a lot since I don't think until this year, most people knew they existed.

However, their movement is essentially on hold awaiting the results of the presidential election. If Donald Trump is elected, the Texas nationalist movement is basically halted and there will be declining interest. The discontented ones which make up these secession movement will have great expectations of a Trump presidential administration. Only if at some point there was strong disillusionment with Trump would secession revive. This disillusion would not be that Trump has failed to accomplish what Trump supporters hope Trump would accomplish, but that Trump himself is not working for their reactionary goals. If Trump faced opposition the tendency would be to unite behind him as long as Trump was working for the goals for which he said he would work.

If Hillary Clinton is elected then the Texas national movement really takes off. The leaders of the Texas nationalist movement can't openly hope for a Clinton victory since their future potential support is with Trump supporters. When Clinton sinks in the polls I suspect that their hopes sink also.

I am getting a sense that the presidential election might be that Clinton is declared the winner late next day by a few electoral votes and with only a plurality of voters.

It will be then a double win for secessionists in that Clinton is elected, but she will not be seen as having a strong mandate.


Friday, September 02, 2016

Appropriating the accomplishments of others for your own self-interest

The Texas Nationalist Movement decided to claim the accomplishments of American Olympic athletes who are from Texas as accruing to the credit of their movement.

http://www.thetnm.org/texans_dominate_international_games



Sunday, August 28, 2016

The media discovers the neo-Reactionaries. Neo-Confederates are neo-Reactionaries and the biggest movement of the neo-Reactionaries

http://www.vox.com/2016/4/18/11434098/alt-right-explained

The above is the link to the story. I think as the public learns what the neo-Reactionary movement is they will begin to recognize what neo-Confederacy  is.


Evidently you can wear a Confederate flag to jury duty in South Carolina

This is the link to the story.


From the article. 

As the lawyer for the defendant, Abusaft said that “I speak for my client” and he was concerned that the shirt and its message were potentially confrontational. The flag shirt and slogan meant to send a message to people, Abusaft said.
But the judge ruled that the woman had stated that she could be fair and impartial, and did not excuse the woman from the potential jury panel. 
Abusaft then chose to use one of his juror “strikes” – both sides have the right to dismiss a certain number of potential jurors when picking a jury. The woman was dismissed from the case and never was seated as a juror.
This is atrocious. The judge needs to be thrown off the bench. I don't see the name of the judge in the article which to me is how "The State" enables neo-Confederacy.

This is my article about not allowing jurors who identify with the Confederacy on juries.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/507/507_confederacy_jury_selection_sebesta_hague_guests_share.html


Saturday, August 27, 2016

A Coin which I am going to buy. John Brown Quarter

https://www.usmint.gov/mint_programs/atb/?local=HarpersFerry

Just purchased one for my collection. A Proof grade.



Will the Texas Nationalist Movement repudiate support from white nationalists groups, probably not.

I call upon the Texas Nationalist Movement to reject white nationalists, racists, and other similar ilk.

For example, this is an article by the Council of Conservative Citizens which is obviously in support of the Texas Secession movement. If the Texas Nationalist Movement is to claim that they are not a racist movement let them reject the Council of Conservative Citizens in a straight forward way. Do not make sure legalistic statement that gives you plausible deniability.

http://conservative-headlines.com/2016/08/texas-secessionists-gaining-momentum/

Also, what is the Texas Nationalist Movement doing to keep Council of Conservative members out of their organization.

Is it the Texas Nationalist Movement or the White Texas Nationalist Movement?

If the Texas Nationalist Movement doesn't take effective actions against racists joining their organization I think we know their real agenda. Also, some generic meaningless statement or resolution without  substance is to be laughed at for the transparent ruse that it is.

Related blog posting how the Texas Nationalist Movement is upset by the Federal Govt. courts striking down voter suppression efforts. I think this is a good clue on where they are in regards to race.

http://newtknight.blogspot.com/2016/07/texas-nationalist-movement-and-voter.html#.V8GMrZgrKiM

Friday, August 26, 2016

Concerning Alt-Right and the Clinton's Living in glass houses and throwing stones

This is an article for which I provided the documentation.

http://www.blackcommentator.com/274/274_clinton_udc.html

In 2015 I wrote a certified letter to Bill Clinton asking him to retract his letters of praise for the United Daughters of the Confederacy. I didn't get a reply.


The letters are published in the "United Daughters of the Confederacy Magazine" as follows:

1. Vol. 57 No. 8, Sept. 1994

2. Vol. 58 No. 2 Feb. 1995

3. Vol. 58 No. 8, Sept. 1995.

I should also say that I am not concerned about the outrage of political partisans of any types and party hacks in particular.

An earlier blog posting with some background information. It also explains why this is important.

http://newtknight.blogspot.com/search?q=braun#.V8AjfpgrKiM


Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Trump supporters in Texas support secession if Hillary Clinton wins. At least one hostile power has its hopes up.

Public Policy Polling has released the results of a poll in which they included a question about support for secession if Hillary Clinton wins.

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/08/clinton-wins-texas-secedes/496166/

For the question, "Would you support or oppose Texas seceding from the United States?" the percentage for secession is 26% and the percentage for staying in the Union is 59%. The article says:

Fortunately for Unionists, a clear majority of 59 percent of Texans said they’d rather stick with the Stars and Stripes, while just 26 percent said they wouldn’t.
I think fortunate would be 95%, expectations have clearly been lowered on this issue.

However when the questions was asked differently the article reports:

But that number dropped when the pollsters followed up by asking whether voters would support secession if Clinton won the election. Forty percent said they would, including 61 percent of Trump supporters.

Russia was quick to pick up on this poll.

https://www.rt.com/usa/356313-clinton-wins-texas-secedes/

The Texas Nationalists are getting excited.

http://www.thetnm.org/3_out_of_5_texans_prepare_for_texit

At the Facebook Page "Texans True to the Union" there are tools to oppose Texas secession.
https://www.facebook.com/TexansTruetotheUnion/

I am continuing to mobilize against Texas secession. You can visit the page for things to do to oppose secession and resolutions for your city or country to declare against secession. In the following blog posting I point out that secession goes both ways and if Texas secedes there is no good reason why a place can't secede right back to the United States of America.

http://newtknight.blogspot.com/2016/06/some-considerations-about-texas.html#.V7UOr5grKiM

The moment that the public takes Texas secession seriously I think that the Confederacy will become intolerable to Americans.







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