Category Archives: States’ Rights and Secession

Will Democrats Become the War Party?

At the conclusion of Zaid Jilani’s Neoconservatives Declare War on Donald Trump, he writes:

With Trump’s ascendancy, it’s possible that the parties will reorient their views on war and peace, with Trump moving the GOP to a more dovish direction and Clinton moving the Democrats towards greater support for war.

Even if Democrats come to dominate in the US, having conservatives identify as dovish would be a wonderful thing.

This would lead to a natural dichotomy between empire and GK Chesterton’s Patriotic Idea. Secessionists (eg. Basques and Catalans) and non-interventionists would come to be seen in a positive light. No longer would the left-wing enjoy the moral high ground, and conservatism, rather than Sanders’s socialism, might come to be in vogue among students.

In other news, Brexit is now the majority choice. The EU has been a disaster, and I hope a breakup leads to greater peace and stability. Following the EU might go NATO. And following NATO we might see the break up of Russia, which would hopefully not lead to a Napoleon of Notting Hill scenario.

“Don’t you really think the sacred Notting Hill at all absurd?”

“Absurd?” asked Wayne, blankly. “Why should I?”

The King stared back equally blankly.

“I beg your pardon?” he said.

“Notting Hill,” said the Provost, simply, “is a rise or high ground
of the common earth, on which men have built houses to live,
in which they are born, fall in love, pray, marry, and die.
Why should I think it absurd?”

How humane you are, how tender, how considerate. You will make war
for a frontier, or the imports of a foreign harbour; you will shed
blood for the precise duty on lace, or the salute to an admiral.
But for the things that make life itself worthy or miserable…how
humane you are.

Paul Gottfried On the Confederate Battle Flag

Paul Gottfried has a good article at Unz.com on the Confederate Battle Flag.

The most interesting aspect of the war against Confederate symbols is not its predictable backing from black activist groups or the leftist media or members of the Rainbow Coalition. Those are the sources of support one would expect to find in this campaign. Far more striking is the overwhelming, effusive help that is coming from elements of what is imagined to be the conservative movement. Whether we look at the Murdoch media, listen to Republican office-holders throughout the South, or read statements prepared for our capitalist CEOs, the message is hardly different from that of black civil rights activists and organizational heads. Not at all surprising is the evidence of the usual Republican game of triangulating, which takes the form of doing anything to win groups on the left while assuming that what there is of a Right will stay with the GOP. Unfortunately, this game has done very well among Southern whites, who continue to vote overwhelmingly for any so-called moderate the party throws at them, whether McCain, W, or Lindsey Graham.

Forthcoming Book in Defense of the Confederate Battle Flag

Yesterday I posted this on Facebook. So far it has gotten a lot of likes and comments:

The events of the past couple of weeks have inspired me to write a book in defense of the Confederate Battle Flag. I keep seeing and having the same debates over and over again, so it occurs to me that someone should record these common arguments in a handy form for use by our side. I’m announcing this publicly in order to keep my feet to the fire and avoid procrastination. More to come.

I posted this mainly to force my hand. Now I have no choice but to produce a book.

The PC Jihad Against Donald Trump is Why He Should Have Stood up for the Confederate Battle Flag

I have already expressed my disappointment with Donald Trump for so easily and reflexively going with the tide against the Confederate Battle Flag, but the fact that the PC ninnies are going after Trump on immigration, at least means he is doing something right.

Trump is impetuous and not really intellectually grounded in any sort of fundamental political philosophy other than economic nationalism and American patriotism, so I don’t think he thinks everything through. One point about the Battle Flag that I have been making as often as anyone will listen, is that this isn’t just about the Flag. It is about the Cultural Marxist Rightthink Borg flexing its muscle and demonstrating its power. So efforts to take down the Flag should be opposed on general principles by anyone who opposes the Cultural Marxist agenda. This is why it was not in Trump’s best interests to come out openly against the Flag. He could have at least deferred to the people of South Carolina as some other Presidential candidates have done. You can’t concede to the PC Rightthink Gestapo on one front (the Flag) and then resist them on another (immigration), because the Cultural Marxist agenda is all of a piece. It is about nothing less than the destruction of traditional Western and Christian society.

Trump clearly has talents that have allowed him to make a lot of money, but paradoxically, he also strikes me as somewhat naive. I really wonder if he saw this backlash coming. Some cynics have said that Trump is in it to “build his brand,” but I disagree, because I think his campaign is likely to hurt his business fortunes. If Trump ran a string of Southern and Midwestern BBQ joints, then it might help his business, but he doesn’t. He builds and runs properties that are intended to cater to high end clientele, and such people tend to be PC poseurs because they are insulated from the real world and can afford to be. I’m disappointed with the position Trump took on the Flag, but I am not cynical about his campaign. I genuinely think that Trump thinks he would be a good President. I hope the attacks against him by the PC Stormtroopers for his entirely common sense position on immigration wake him up to the true nature of the Beast we are fighting. Defending the Battle Flag is part of that common struggle.