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.