Saturday, July 4, 2015

Slavery

http://www.infowars.com/obama-removes-tpps-anti-slavery-clause-then-attacks-confederate-flag-as-symbol-of-slavery/

I found this interesting. Obama directly supports modern-day slavery in reality, but gins up a controversy where none existed to distract the world from it.

This whole issue revolves around what the Confederate Flag REALLY symbolizes, which is secession.  In my view Jade Helm is precisely an effort to build the military capability and tactics to prevent Texas, which is the most obvious candidate, having talked about it often, and having the unique history of having been the Lone Star State, from seceding.

The legality of secession has never been tested in court.  As I mentioned some time ago, Jefferson Davis was never tried for treason because it was feared he might be acquitted, and the entire Civil War rendered an illegal usurpation of power/invasion of a sovereign nation by the Union.

This July 4th, if you read the Declaration of Independence, you will find the following:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. 
I don't think one has to ponder too long or too hard to find in there justification for secession.

And it is worth noting again the historical fact that the Civil War did little to better the lot of average black people.  They were not "freed" in any real sense.  They lived poor lives, subject to the rage of white Southerners, were disarmed by law, and suffered continuing miseries that in large measure continue TODAY, although of course the path was created in the 1950's for them to achieve full equality with whites, had they chosen not to reject white culture and instead throw in their lot with schemers and thieves.

Granted, that is the sort of thing one ought not to say.  It gets you in trouble.  But am I wrong?  The demographic fact is irrefutable that two parent homes, education, and hard work raise everyone to the middle class, a safe neighborhood, and a good school by American standards. And the political and economic fact is clear that the War on Poverty failed miserably. It's only lasting contribution has been the destruction of the nuclear family and the principle of self reliance.

It is because we can't say this that the suffering of blacks continues.  I care enough about them to speak the truth.  There are not many like me.  Most prefer convenient and cowardly lies.

Who is the real friend?  The one who silently accepts your self destruction, or the one who provides both compassion and understanding, and challenge and intervention, when it is needed?

We seem to be devolving to a world where words are considered real, and reality is not.  This is quite dangerous.  This is the world Orwell described, and one which existed in pure form in his own time, still exists in Cuba and other places, and which may yet overtake this nation.

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