Death of History

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future. Robert Heinlein 

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The Confederate Flag is part of our history.   That history instructs us about many things that are important today.  Honor, courage, grace.

When the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered in April of 1865, Ulysses S. Grant appointed Major General Joshua Chamberlain to formerly accept that surrender.   Gen. Chamberlain could have conducted the affair quite differently from the way he chose.  Since General Grant had already allowed that the men could retain their mounts if personally owned and the officers could keep their swords and sidearms, it was the weapons and the battle-flags of the army that would be surrendered.

In General Chamberlain’s own words:

“Bayonets were affixed to muskets, arms stacked, and cartridge boxes unslung and hung upon the stacks. Then, slowly and with a reluctance that was appealingly pathetic, the torn and tattered battleflags were either leaned against the stacks or laid upon the ground. The emotion of the conquered soldiery was really sad to witness. Some of the men who had carried and followed those ragged standards through the four long years of strife, rushed, regardless of all discipline, from the ranks, bent about their old flags, and pressed them to their lips with burning tears.

The General did something inspired, he had the Union troops that were formed up perform a military salute.  It was an act of chivalry that greatly impressed the Confederate officers and men that had not expected courtesy and respect.  It was the beginning of the healing of the wounds of war.  General Chamberlain separated the men from the cause, the cause was laid down in front of the Union Standards but the men were welcomed with respect.  Those battle flags that had contended against those of the Union had been defeated and surrendered,  the men and their memories went home.   Dixie was played at the White House by Lincoln’s order.  No one went into a Gulag.

Without the Confederate flag and the memorials, statues and names of the Confederate heroes, there is no history.   Without history we will make the same mistakes again, and again.  As we seem to do doing today, the same mistakes.  All the reasons that strong states rights were placed in the Constitution are vindicated by the total wreckage of our economy, our privacy, our safety and our sovereignty.   How is that (increasingly) central control of the economy doing?  Is everyone happy with the Federal Government listening and reading and patting everyone down (and sometimes feeling us up).  Do you think that you have broken any of the thousands of contradictory federal statues today, most of which are really only of concern to the law abiding middle-class.   Heard any English spoken on the bus, or the train, or on the street today?

Historically speaking, “Do you still feel that America is a Free Country?”.   Or is it that you lack a proper frame of reference?

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Alt-Left chanting “Death to America”.

At 5:30, the self-proclaimed “partiers” are chanting “death to America”.
At 9:20, one declares she is the “real left”, “the destroy America left”, and “there is no alt-left”.

The ‘Alt-Left’ couldn’t have gotten to where they are in America today without the Main-Stream-Media supporting them.

It’s funny really, they chant against “Nazis” but they are socialists and Hitlers party was formally, “National Socialism”.

Again with the pot calling the kettle black!

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Apple has a split personality

iOS 11 will make it impossible for cops to force you to unlock your phone

The new feature is activated by pressing the lock button five times in a row. When you do this, the phone enters an emergency mode that brings up a second screen with the SOS button that, if toggled, alerts your emergency contacts to your location. What it also does, regardless of whether you tap the SOS button, is lock down your device and disable Touch ID until you verify your identity with your passcode.

With plenty of controversy surrounding the rights of citizens and the legal implications of police forcing individuals to unlock their phones with their fingerprints — or even using a person’s prints against their will — it’s an extremely powerful feature. Apple hasn’t spent any time talking about the new privacy tool, but with iOS 11 expected to hit iOS devices sometime in September, it’ll be available to millions and millions of people in just a few weeks.

Every Islamic Terrorist will want one for Christmas!

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Sign the petition. (updated)

We The People, White House petition page.

Formally recognize AntiFa as a terrorist organization

Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in pursuit of political aims”. This definition is the same definition used to declare ISIS and other groups, as terrorist organizations. AntiFa has earned this title due to its violent actions in multiple cities and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers throughout the United States. It is time for the pentagon to be consistent in its actions – and just as they rightfully declared ISIS a terror group, they must declare AntiFa a terror group – on the grounds of principle, integrity, morality, and safety.

Follow the Link above to sign the petition.

UPDATE:  As of today (Tuesday Aug 22) the petition has 240,779 signatures in five days!  (as a comparison the lefty petition to force disclosure of President Trumps tax returns has a little over a million signatures after 214 days).  And the media is ignoring the Antifa petition completely, unlike their frequent referrals to the other one. 

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Doug: He Fights!!!

Doug: NEVER have truer words been spoken.

He Fights

By Evan Sayet

July 14, 2017

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.

This is because, while we were playing by the rules of dignity, collegiality and propriety, the Left has been, for the past 60 years, engaged in a knife fight where the only rules are those of Saul Alinsky and the Chicago mob. Continue reading

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Quote of the day.

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The Real Cause Of Today’s Opioid Deaths

Heads In The Sand — The Real Cause Of Today’s Opioid Deaths

(full article at link)
If you’ve been paying attention to the nationwide narcotic catastrophe that is now claiming 142 lives every day (and seems to be getting worse), you may be shaking your head in disbelief. If so, it is not without reason. The idea that slapping three-day caps on Vicodin and Percocet prescriptions will in any way decrease overdose deaths is so supernaturally stupid that no one could really believe this nonsense anymore, right? No, wrong.

Charleston Gazette-Mail, 8/10/17

According to a new article in the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the faulty premise of controlling the overdose dilemma by restricting pain medications is still pervasive throughout the country. So much so that there are now 17 states that have passed laws limiting the number of days of opioid prescriptions, the total number of pills, and the maximum dose, with the goal of putting the breaks on an unprecedented epidemic of overdose deaths. How’s that working out? Exactly as you would predict—terribly.

Before I discuss the foolish actions that are blindly being implemented by regulators and legislators and how badly they are failing, we need to first understand the real causes of today’s opioid catastrophe. Because without a clear understanding of the problem, even a rational plan of attack – let alone a solution – will be impossible. Unfortunately, there is little evidence that public health officials understand what is really going on, which is why we keep hearing the same illogical and hackneyed responses over and over. Here’s the real story.

Today’s opioid overdose crisis began in force in 2010 (Figure 1), in what was a quintessential example of the law of unintended consequences. After years of research, Purdue Pharma finally discovered a new formulation for OxyContin—a significant driver of opioid addiction since its introduction in 1996. The new formulation was difficult to abuse; when users tried to grind up the pills so the drug could be smoked, snorted, or injected it turned into a gum instead of a powder as it had before.

Grinding up OxyContin before and after reformulation. Prior to 2010, the pill was easy to grind up, which defeated its time-release formulation, to give as much as 80 mg (16 Percocet pills) of pure oxycodone, which could be snorted, smoked or injected. The new formulation changed that. Photo: Popular Science

Figure 1 (below) shows a clear inverse relationship between the availability of abusable OxyContin and the subsequent mad rush to heroin—a fact that the press, the CDC, and many politicians either don’t understand or, choose to ignore. This is beyond obvious. Simply look at the red arrows on both graphs. As OxyContin use dropped (left) heroin overdose deaths soared (right). This relationship is indisputable. Although pre-2010 OxyContin played a significant part in creating a huge population of opioid addicts, it could be argued that the improvement of the pill inadvertently did even more damage. Addicts could no longer get the pure oxycodone they needed and promptly switched to heroin. This switch marked the beginning of the unprecedented surge in heroin (now fentanyl) deaths that now appear on the news almost every day.

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Quote of the day.

From American Digest.

“Black people who were never slaves are fighting white people who were never Nazis over a confederate statue erected by Democrats because Democrats can’t stand their own history anymore.. yet somehow it’s Trump’s fault.” — Jeff Laffite Jones

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The other side of the Charlottesville story. (posted complete with no edits)

Charlottesville AAR

The rally that wasn’t. Charlottesville had the possibility of being the largest nationalist/pro-white rally of the last decade, and certainly the largest in the short history of the Alt-Right. The city of Charlottesville denied the permit for the event and then reinstated it after a judge determined it violated our First Amendment rights. Not to be outdone, the mayor, city counsel and police elected to ignore all pretense of legality and actively helped Antifa, creating a situation in which one person is dead, and at least 19 injured.

DGqsvcdVwAIgcPOThe approaches to Lee Park were surrounded by armed Antifa and those looking to attend the event had to wade through 2-3 city blocks of armed, screaming Communists assaulting people with axe hafts, pepper spray, urine and clubs…while the cops did nothing. Lee park itself was blocked off by some 4′ aluminum fencing that did nothing to block the rocks, urine, and pepper spray being lobbed into the park…while the cops did nothing. Antifa and BLM attempted to murder several people, focusing on the older people, and those they could separate from the crowd. The standard method was to attempt to cripple them by striking their knees or bludgeon them to death in the head with clubs…while the cops did nothing. About an hour after the event was scheduled to start, the cops did something. Who authorized them to do so, I don’t know, but they proceeded to push the event goers single file through the fencing and clear the park. Single file into waiting Antifa and their communist allies. Single file out of the park in violation of a binding legal document stating we had a right to assemble there. Why, you ask? The rally had become violent…because the cops did nothing. In their infinite wisdom, CPD decided since things were violent when the two sides were SEPARATED, the only logical conclusion would be to force them TOGETHER.i-don-t-like-white-people

Some allies were outside the fence held the line long enough for people to get out, and a running melee down Market St. ensued as people attempted to reorganize. The majority walked over a mile and a half to regroup at McIntire Park and attempt to assemble there. The cops, content to watch communists assault and attempt to murder those of us engaged in a political rally, decided to act. Rather than communicate we would not be allowed to assemble at the secondary location WHEN WE ASKED THEM, they waited until we already were to begin threatening arrest if we did not disperse. Many people were nearly two miles away or more from their cars. With a large number of communists hunting them throughout the city those there to peaceably assemble were now forced to walk dozens of blocks to their transportation, outnumbered and at a significant disadvantage. Despite the city, police and communists allied against us, the vast majority of conflicts between the communists and the right went decidedly in our favor. The communists and anti-whites should be scared and I understand their need to use state actors as a bludgeon against us…they simply have no other options.

la-na-charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally-20170812.jpgAs I was leaving the event I saw the Dodge Challenger that struck the protestors speeding down 2nd St. SE and a gentleman get arrested on Monticello Ave. by the cops. I was unaware of the incident at that point but realized the significance of the reasons the vehicle was losing both bumpers and dented afterward. The negligence of CPD in maintaining law and order at any point during the event is to blame for this tragedy. CPD exacerbated an already tense situation and directly inflamed the situation by pushing the opposing groups together in a single street, leading to assaults, attempted murder and mayhem. They subsequently failed to communicate with the event leaders and led to people, many unfamiliar with the city, walking back to their vehicles under the threat of assault from protestors bussed in and left to roam the city unmolested while armed and attacking people.

The tacit approval from CPD and Charlottesville city counsel, including the overt support for violence against whites from vice-mayor Wes Bellamy, led to the deaths in the city. In their quest for political points, the government of Charlottesville would, and did, gladly sacrifice the rule of law rather than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville would rather see people die than allow an unpopular point of view to be expressed. The government of Charlottesville and CPD engaged in criminal negligence and should be held as a party to any and all violence that occurred.

Lessons learned:

  • Organization!
    • Have comms between various groups
    • Understand and implement PACE, a secondary location outside the city is a must…preferably private property owned by an ally
    • Have a clear C&C structure, and a way to disseminate information quickly to groups/individuals
  • Equipment
    • Too few medics, everyone should have gauze/bandages, tourniquet and QuikClot
    • Shields and eye protection are your friend. Full-sized riot shields are a huge advantage in avoiding urine, pepper spray and other assorted things the ‘peaceful’ Antifa throw
  • Preparation
    • Pick your battles and own the battle space. Hostile cities should be avoided, as the ROL is now a political weapon and local police are not to be trusted.
    • Police groups looking to act out and give the movement a bad name. A skinhead with a swastika is not who we are and should not be talking to the press on behalf of us.

 

We will not be replaced. We will not stop. We will not accept defeat. We will not go gently into that good night. We will not forget…if you didn’t want this you should have killed us all when you had the chance in 1865.

– Jesse James

 

P.S. Shoutout to my lovely wife, who supports the vast majority of my sometimes less-than-safe decisions and has learned to live with the rest. She is the silent partner to everything I have been able to accomplish here.

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Doug: Hence the phrase…

Tobacco Smoke Enema Kit (1750s – 1810s).

L0057782 Resuscitation set, Europe, 1801-1850
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The idea of reviving a victim of drowning by injecting tobacco smoke into the rectum or the lungs seems very strange to us. To some physicians working two hundred years ago, however, this approach was entirely rational. The resuscitation set contains the equipment necessary to inject into the lungs, stomach or rectum. The bellows could be adapted to inflate the lungs with fresh air or to introduce more stimulating vapours such as tobacco in an attempt to revive the patient. The set includes a small ivory syringe with a flexible leather tube to inject stimulants into the stomach. It also contains nozzles, small circular discs for the nostrils and, for the rectum, the long ivory tubes at the front of the set.
maker: Unknown maker
Place made: Europe
made: 1801-1850 Published: –
Copyrighted work available under Creative Commons Attribution only licence CC BY 4.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

The tobacco enema was used to infuse tobacco smoke into a patient’s rectum for various medical purposes, but primarily the resuscitation of drowning victims.

A rectal tube inserted into the anus was connected to a fumigator and bellows that forced the smoke into the rectum. The warmth of the smoke was thought to promote respiration.

Doubts about the credibility of tobacco enemas led to the popular phrase “Blowing Smoke Up Your Ass.”

As you are most likely aware, this odd tool is still heavily used by all levels of government today.

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No four year olds in US Oil Fields.

Child miners aged four living a hell on Earth so YOU can drive an electric car: Awful human cost in squalid Congo cobalt mine that Michael Gove didn’t consider in his ‘clean’ energy crusade

  • Sky News investigated the Katanga mines and found Dorsen, 8, and Monica, 4
  • The pair were working in the vast mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • They are two of the 40,000 children working daily in the mines, checking rocks for cobalt
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