Anti-history Protesters are Destroying Tourism in Gettysburg

For their refusal to surrender fact to immature and insecure emotion, the museum, along with the battlefield will be subjected to militant anti-history protests planned by Antifa groups on the anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. These Antifa groups plan to burn Confederate battle flags and desecrate graves.

Source: Anti-history Protesters are Destroying Tourism in Gettysburg

And kudos to the Gettysburg Museum of History for refusing to give in to the dictates of political correctness, of which “Antifa” is the logical (if that word even applies) outcome:

Would that more people and institutions applied similar high standards!

“Antifa” supposedly stands for “Anti-Fascist.” Yet they are not only fascistic themselves – if by that is meant violent and totalitarian – but in some ways at least, worse than fascists: fascists, whatever their other faults, at least loved their own people. These barely-human scum hate their own people, and their own heritage. They seem to think that destruction of history and desecration of the memorials – including, reportedly, grave-sites – to men who were more courageous than the likes of these scoundrels can even imagine is somehow an acceptable way to demonstrate that “Love Trumps Hate.”

Of course, slogans like that are just for show. Their real motives and goals are far more sinister and far-reaching, and history – at Gettysburg or elsewhere – is not all they want to destroy. This is part and parcel of the larger assault on Western civilization itself (as recounted in numerous posts on this blog and far more numerous accounts elsewhere), and the creation of a “brave new world” of their own ideological design, out of the rubble. And history is a goal for the destroyers because a rootless people, a people severed from a strong and sympathetic sense of their own past, is a people weakened and vulnerable to ideological assaults.

Slime-buckets like “Antifa” claim to be part of a “resistance” against the policies (and person) of the current US President. But whatever one’s thoughts on President Trump, it is ruffians like this that truly need to be resisted. As the inscription graven in stone above the National Archives so accurately puts it, “What is past, is prologue.” Those who seek to destroy the past are undermining both present and future.

Resist them!

Tennessee Responds to California’s Travel Ban to the State – Page 2 of 2

The bullies in California picked the wrong state to mess with.

Source: Tennessee Responds to California’s Travel Ban to the State

“BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we urge the other forty-eight states to refrain from imposing their unfounded moral judgment on their sister states as California has done in order to prevent escalating foolishness…

“Tennessee is pleasantly surprised that California will not be sending its economic development teams to Tennessee to recruit our businesses.”

I have loved Tennessee ever since spending two (academic) years there, in Nashville, getting my Master of Theological Studies from Vanderbilt Divinity School. I love the state even more, now!

If Middle Earth were the 21st century West….

 

I especially “like” this one:

Gondor calls for aid

Not that thoughts and prayers are not important! They are. And sometimes prayer is all one can do; if so, then one has an obligation to do what one can. I am not one of those who disparages people for doing all they can, or know how to, do! Even “positive energy” has its place. But if that is all King Theoden had done, not suiting actions to thoughts, Orcs and Haradrim would have been feasting in Minas Tirith, while the Lord of the Nazgûl reigned from the throne of the Kings of Men…

In real-world history, if thoughts, prayers, and positive energy had been all King Jan III Sobieski sent to the relief of Vienna, instead of Winged Hussars, Ottoman Turks would have ruled from the Imperial City, and the history of Europe and the world might have been much different!

The Central European Defence Cooperation commited against mass migration | Visegrád Post

On Monday, June 19, representatives from the countries of the Central European Defence Cooperation (CEDC) – Czechia, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria Slovenia and Croatia – met in order to pledge a closer cooperation on tackling illegal migration by the use of common civil and military means.

Source: The Central European Defence Cooperation committed against mass migration | Visegrád Post

Take a close look at this picture, and you will see why this is happening. I see maybe one possible woman, and perhaps one possible child. Maybe. All the rest are young men of military age. Think about that. Ponder the implications. This is not a refugee crisis. This is an invasion. And the sooner the rest of the West realizes this, the better. Until then, God bless Visegrád! Last, best hope of Europe…

Were Confederate Generals Traitors? – Walter E. Williams

Source: Were Confederate Generals Traitors?

A superb, detailed, and well-reasoned article that should – in my opinion – be read by every citizen of these United States. And especially every politician, media pundit, and “talking head”!

The U.S. Constitution would have never been ratified — and a union never created — if the people of those 13 “free sovereign and Independent States” did not believe that they had the right to secede…

Confederate generals were fighting for independence from the Union just as George Washington and other generals fought for independence from Great Britain. Those who’d label Gen. Robert E. Lee as a traitor might also label George Washington as a traitor. I’m sure Great Britain’s King George III would have agreed.

Well said, Mr. Williams! Well said, sir.

As an “Anglophilic Anglican,” I may mourn the necessity of separation from Great Britain in the late 18th century, but I do not doubt that necessity. Not once our Founders’ attempts to reassert their rights as Englishmen had been repeatedly and disdainfully rebuffed! Nor do I doubt the accuracy with which the War Between the States (a.k.a. the erroneously-named American “Civil War”) has been called “the Second American War of Independence.”

Sadly, on that occasion, the forces of independence, freedom, and self-determination were beaten down by superior numerical and materiel resources, especially after Mr. Lincoln created his “poison pill” (the so-called “Emancipation Proclamation,” which freed not a single slave in areas under Union control, purporting only to “free” those in areas in which his writ did not in fact run) which effectively prevented the intervention of any European powers on behalf of the Confederacy, as France had assisted the infant United States.

However, as Mr. Williams so skillfully points out, the right of secession was and remains a Constitutional right, inherent in the very nature and essence of the compact that Constitution enshrines. Although he does not use the term, it is in fact one of those “inalienable rights” with which the Declaration of Independence – on which the Constitution depends, and without which it is meaningless – accurately asserts that we have been “endowed by our Creator.”

Deo vindice – God will vindicate!

Walter E. Williams is a professor of economics at George Mason University.

 

 

Queen and Country, God and Guns – The Burning Platform

Source: Queen and Country, God and Guns – The Burning Platform

Sad but brilliant post by a Brit, who sees the way things in the UK are going, all too clearly…

Governments which no longer guarantee the security of their citizens are worthless, and those that disallow the right to defend oneself are worse than negligent, they are clearly dangerous to support in any way. People here are beginning to get this, but I still feel it’s too late to prevent the rivers of blood alluded to by the brilliant Enoch Powell, king of ‘racialists,’ true patriot and martyr…

Such are the times we live in. My American friends, you are surely aware that you don’t have to own a gun to fight like hell to retain your right to bear arms, as well as the freedom to play anything you damn well please on your karaoke machines. Preserve those rights, defend them, they are more precious than you know. Never sell them. Never soften.