—-That our American historians conveniently left out of the history books the fact that the American political experiment had its roots in Scotland.
I certainly knew that our founders got a lot of their ideas from various popular political writers from overseas, but not how many of them were from Scotland… until I read the book “How the Scots Invented the Modern World.” by Arthur Herman.
There was one Scot in particular that was used as one of the cornerstone of America, and that was Adam Smith.
Here’s a few words from the book, P. 219, and comments on Adam’s book, “Wealth of Nations”
“Consumption is the sole end and purpose of all production: and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer. ” This was precisely what the existing British system failed to do. It put the interest of the producers and merchants ahead of that of consumers, who only want low prices and a ready supply of goods. Merchants often prefer the opposite. In fact, Smith understood that much of the British government’s disastrous trade policies came at the instigation of the London merchants themselves, who wanted to protect their livelihood.
His overall picture of the typical businessman is certainly unflattering, and reading it must have made some of his Tobacco Lord friends slightly uncomfortable. He notes that while they often complained about high prices, “they say naught concerning the bad effects of high profits. ” He spoke of their “mean rapacity” and “monopolizing spirit” an suggest that–
“the government of an exclusive company of merchants is, perhaps, the worse of all government for any country whatsoever.”
And do we not, now, in 2016, have a government that caters to an exclusive company of merchants?
Isn’t that why Paul Ryan and his band of merry globalists, are so against Donald Trump?
The monopolies will be broken up, and OTHER people, ordinary people, can once again enter the market?
But, getting back to the Scots…Donald Trump’s mother was Scottish, and Trump spews common sense with every speech.
Yes, that philosophy of the individual intellect and common sense with the emphasis on education…that spirit came out of Glasgow and Edinburgh.
Many of these men came over here, and brought that great commons sense spirit with them.
We haven’t seen it too much lately.
And maybe Donald Trump is just the Scot to bring that great American tradition of commons sense, back.
The world gets more absurd…or has it always been absurd before the internet we just didn’t know it?
The headlines on Drudge leave me wanting to pig-out on a raspberry Sundae from Sam’s Club. Good thing I’m here, and it’s closed.
Here’s a few headlines and some of my usual Nobody comments :
Paper: Dem VP Prospects Studying Spanish
Picture: Bernie Sanders with a Che Guevara beret, shouting “REVOLUTION!” Elizabeth Warren learning Spanish? She’s barely understandable in English.
So what’s this say? The Democrats are worried that Trump might pick Marco Rubio as VP?
Showdown: Cameron Says UK Leaving EU could bring War!
Sure. France, Germany, Italy, and Spain are going to start bombing London if Britain drops out of the E.U…that’s what David Cameron is saying.
Who in their right minds believes that? It’s the E.U. excuse for their tyranny…Hey! We formed this elite oligarchy called the E.U., so that there would never be another European war.
In the meantime, the E.U. has flooded all the E.U countries with so many Muslims, that within a decade they will outnumber all of Europe’s natives. The war will be over. The people will have lost their countries.
London has its first Muslim Mayor.
The once great and brave British people surrender without a fight. David Cameron is the “New World Order” no borders kind of guy. It’s okay if the country goes to the Muslims, he has vast amounts of millions hidden all over the world and many places to go.
God, I hope the Australians have more guts. I’m starting to think that Americans should start reaching out in emails to the poor Brits. Obviously, our elite criminal rulers are on this no-borders tyranny train too.
Obama on Trump: This isn’t reality TV.
And the man who has been interviewed by a woman who takes jello baths and has green hair, thinks that he is so much better? Seriously. He has been on comedy and reality shows 51 times. Watch the excellent rant of Glozell take Obama’s BS to the river and drown it. Really…you won’t be able to turn this video off.
Kerry Declares : “Borderless world”
Well…it is to him. Is he ever in America? Was he ever here much in his life, except when all his friends gather at Martha Vineyards? The globalists WANT a borderless world…it’s good for their stock portfolios, which as everyone knows, has tripled since 2008.
Okay…I’m not going on…John Kerry, David Cameron, Ms. Merkel, and let’s throw in Mitt Romney, and the Bushes…same old tryants. History repeats itself, but with a vengeance
Right now I’m listening to the man who taught Paul Ryan in college, and it’s the same old globalist argument I’ve heard a thousand times: America should be GRATEFUL that sure…globalism has cost American jobs, but so what? They don’t mention the fact that it’s wiped out the middle class, with 95 million out of work, that’s okay to them.
You know why? Because gee folks! You can buy stuff cheap! You pitiful morons.
You don’t have a job, but you can go to Wal-mart to buy everything cheap! And we’ve also giving you the Dollar Store! Be grateful! Now we can have Neiman Marcus all to ourselves. We really didn’t want to go shopping and have to deal with the “lower” classes trying on their shoes right next to us.
He went on: He was scared that the entitlements need to be reformed…the government has promised too much money. Instead of doing what Trump wants: cut all the billions of dollars wasted, and keep careful watch on fraud, they want to cut benefits to elders.
Yes, Social Security and Medicare, because …well, it’s not their fault that Congress stole the money of the people and blew it on whatever.
Paul Ryan is just trying to save the country.
And if you believe that, then you also believe that Ferguson is now a utopia, and it was really Obama that is going to make America great again.
Just give him some more time….(wait for it…)
Donald Trump gave an excellent speech on his foreign policy this week. Afterwards, Bill O’Reilly had him on his program, and was trying hard to get Trump to admit he was going to send in ground troops to take care of ISIS.
I couldn’t figure out— what was the point of the question? Why was Bill trying so hard to get Trump to tell him what he was going to do? That’s half the problem…I’m with Trump..
Our enemies don’t NEED to know.
The American people are pretty pissed off, not ONLY that Bush did a lousy job, by NOT winning the Iraq War, but then Obama just put more gasoline on the fire, and our boys were brought home to a terrible economy, caused by President’s blunders. Obama has had many ‘firsts’ but his most unforgivable one is the sheer number of veterans committing suicide.
Not ONE word of concern from Obama. And he slaps them in the face by every action he takes.
Too many lives were wasted on that war…and both George W. Bush AND Barack Obama are to be blamed.
Trump’s attitude about war, is to me, a sensible one. I was thinking that, he seemed to be a lot like Ike Eisenhower.
Not many people realize this, but Eisenhower was not really affiliated with any party until he ran for President. When he accepted the republican nomination he said his goal was…
“kick from office an administration which has fastened on every one of us the wastefulness, the arrogance, ad corruption of high places,…the bitter fruit of a party too long in power.,”
He was talking about the Truman (D) administration, which in Ike’s words, was full of “corruption…reckless spending…mismanagement of foreign affairs.”
That pretty much describes Washington D.C., 2016…wow. We’ve really come far baby.
Truman fought back—-calling Eisenhower “a liar, a fool, a hypocrite, so ignorant of government after a life in the military that he was at the mercy of the party bosses.”
Eisenhower came back with the fact that Presidents “need to build on the successes of their predecessors “and not try to abandon them simply because the previous president belonged to a different political party. “
Boy, does that sum up what Obama did after Bush, or what?
Eisenhower was always called upon for advice by the wimpy democratic presidents who didn’t have a clue of what to do on the world stage. He was a consultant to President Kennedy on the Cuban Missile Crisis (He would have NEVER gone ahead with it.) LBJ, on the Vietnam war, and Nixon. Not that they listened to him.
And Eisenhower gave every single president the same advice, the exact same advice that Donald Trump gave in his speech this week:
From the book, The President’s Club:
Eisenhower’s advice was consistent, from his days as a general, to his years in the White House, to his role as a veteran counselor: don’t fight unless you are in it to win. Don’t waste time and lives with half measure.
The horror of 9/11 can be traced to the policies of President Bill Clinton. The useless war in Iraq, can be blamed on President George W. Bush. And ISIS can be blamed on President Barack Hussein Obama.
In my lifetime, I’ve seen NOTHING but stupid and destructive decisions made by American Presidents. Reagan was the only great President in modern history. Carter, Bush, Clinton, and Obama were all failures, and have all became mega millionaires….while the rest of America was brought to its knees, time and time again.
It’s time we elect a man…who thinks like Eisenhower, who BY THE WAY…was not only a great general, but the country under his Presidency knew only peace and prosperity.
Peace and Prosperity.
Trump says that’s his goal.
Now…let’s get him into that White House before Obama decides to destroy it.
I post this in honor of my friend, amfortas, who LOVES his Queen.
…A woman who got the luck of the draw when she was born, with over 17 castles in her mouth, and yet, nevertheless has latest longer than any other monarch in the nation’s history. —-
But even great wealth can’t bring you good health, so her doctors have been doing something right. And since they breed their line of descendants like they breed their horses, the DNA is working well for them in that field.
So…..Happy Birthday, to the dear beloved Queen of the Britain!
May she live to be 100.
Here she is with her great-grandchildren. Her REAL wealth.
(I really like the little one holding her purse.)
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The Armenian genocide. If you have never heard of it, don’t feel bad…it’s a great secret that been kept in the shadows for most of history…but as you will read in this article, over 1.5 million Armenia Christians were killed in Turkey around 1922.
I only learned about it a few years ago. I was at my usual swimming group in the summer at my local pool, and there was one lady there (there was about 20 who swam at the noon adult swim) who stayed pretty much to herself.
So, every day I made sure I went over to talk to her. She told me, that she was from Turkey, but she had lived in America since she was brought over here by her Aunt and Uncle when she was a teenager.
And then we started talking about Obama, who she was frightened of. “He is a Muslim you know.” This was right after he was elected and none of us knew that them. The other women liked Obama, and that’s why she stayed to herself.
“He is very bad…you know, that’s how the Muslims get control of a country.” she said.
She told me that both her parents and all of her grandparents were killed by Muslim during the Armenian genocide.
“It starts really slow…they move into the country, and build their Mosques right next to the churches, and then they take the churches over. Really, they get along with everyone until they take over the government, and the churches.”
She ended up leaving…because she was scared, and every day she became more frightened. She said that she and her sister were thinking about moving to another country. Truly. She said Obama reminded her of how the Muslims took over Turkey. She of course, had been just a small child at the time, but the memory of her family being slaughter was still with her.
She didn’t hang around much…and I don’t even recall her name. Only that most of the women at the pool liked Obama…I was the only one who thought he was a danger, and frankly, she has turned out to be right.
Since Obama came into office, my neighborhood has become loaded with Muslims. They stay to themselves. Down the street, now, on certain days, they come out in the hundreds to a small little county church, a church which has been there for over thirty years, which is now their Mosques.
They simply have more kids. Sooner or later the population alone gives them the power.
It’s what they’ve been doing for thousands of years. And they are starting their takeover of Europe.
Anyone who doubts that…is to be pitied.
Anyway, give the article a read. It’s pretty good. It’s about a young Muslim girl who lives in Turkey and a man who tries to warn her of what might happen.
(Thanks to tioga)
These were our parents ~
What in God’s name have we let happen ?
Nobody Flashes Patriotic Email:
(Thanks to Madmemere!)
I guess we are the last generation to see, or even remember
anything like these !
Political correctness (or “re-education”) happened,
Lack of God’s name happened,
Lack of personal responsibility happened,
Lack of personal integrity and honesty happened,
Lack of respect and loyalty to our country happened,
Lack of being an American happened.
Did all of these things die along with common sense??
I for one am still proud to be an American!
If you are too….. Pass this along,
So others can show their pride .
Nobody Remembers ..
There are many stories in the Bible, but there is one comparison that I think we could make from the Jews of old and the later Islamic religion…and that is how upset they both got (and get) when you draw or worship any image besides the God they consider to be the ONLY one to worship.
One must not make any graven images but God.
Or Allah, as we have seen.
As we now know, the Jews and the Muslims went different ways on this religious taboo. The Jews took it all in good stride, and tolerated even Jesus, BUT…once upon a time, long ago,…like the Muslims, it pissed them off if anybody started worshipping the Golden Calf…the big difference is they didn’t cut off any heads for it.
According to Scott Alan Roberts, the Jews gave what may be…one of the first peaceful protests.
This is from the book, The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, by Scott Alan Roberts (P. 113)
According to Josephus, Pilate demonstrated a fairly insensitive approach to the Jews religious customs, and he ignored their protest by allowing his soldier to bring the images of Caesar into the city by the dark of night. When the citizens of Jerusalem discovered these the following day, they appealed to Pilate to remove the ensigns of Caesar from the city. After five days of deliberation, Pilate had his soldiers surround the demonstrators, threatening them with death, which they were willing to accept rather than submit to desecration of Mosaic Law. Pilate finally removed the images. The incident proved to be an early example of effective resistance to tyranny by aggressive, nonviolent means, yet Pilate quelled the rebellion by signaling other of his plan clothe troops who had positioned themselves within the crowds to begin a very brief but bloody massacre of many of the protestors.
The point is that the Jewish law forbade iconoclastic imagery of any kind, in a preemptive strike to stave off idol worship. But the Brazen Serpent was an exception, and it was imbued with divine power to cure illness and heal snake bites, and the people eventually worshipped it as a result, although centuries later.
One more point: According to older Jewish books, the ‘serpent’ in the Garden of Eden walked on legs, and got Eve Pregnant, and then right after that, Adam got her pregnant, and she gave birth to fraternal twins…both from different fathers. Cain was from the “serpent” (Devil, alien, gay women, take your pick) and Abel from Adam’s seed.
And maybe that’s why the Jews and the Muslim have been fighting ever since. The Muslims descended from Cain, and the Jews from Abel.
(One can have SO much fun guessing with this stuff.)
As for the Nephilim? They were destroyed in the flood by God. Noah was picked because HIS bloodline was not infected by the giant Nephilim (And yes, Moses does talk about these giants..) so, God got rid of them all. Jesus came from the bloodline of Moses…so no problem with the wickedness there.
But that doesn’t stop the author of the book claiming they are still around. The Nephilim.
Just in case you forgot your Book of Enoch…the Nephilim are the results of the Watchers (aliens) who came down to Mount Heron and fornicated with earth women, to make the Nephilim, who were giants. Goliath was a Nephilim.
Lots of stuff happened on that mountain
The mountain where the aliens came down is the same mountain Mount Hermon that makes up the Golan Heights region of northern Israel. It was this mountain that exchanged hands back and forth between Israel and Syria during the Six Day War of 1967 and the Yom Kippur War of 1973.On this mountain is said the watchers first descended to the earth and made their pact to cohabitate with human women and to teach forbidden skills to mankind.
Moses was witness to a physical manifestation of God while hidden in the cliff of a secluded mountain outcrop: The prophet Elijah and Moses appeared to Jesus and two of his disciples on the very slopes of the same mountain where the Watchers are to have descended to the earth in the Book of Enoch, Mount Hermon.
So, if Hillary wants to look for aliens, I say..she should start on Mount Hermon. That is if Netanyahu lets her.
We all can assume what brother Hillary’s bloodline came from. We all know, she ACTS like a snake. Somebody check for a mark.
I suggest we look for the mark of Cain on her tongue.
Here’s the history of Santa Claus, that, if you were like me, had NO idea existed. Most of us think he was thought up by Macy’s Department Store…HA!
Enjoy this piece of Santa Clause history…
(And Thanks to madmemere for sending it. )
Did you know that the legend of Santa Claus actually is based on a saint? JG
Saint Nicholas (270-343) was a bishop of Myra in modern day Turkey, who had a reputation for secret gift-giving, such as putting coins in shoes, and thus became the model for Santa Claus.
In fact, Santa Claus is the modern name of the Dutch Sinterklaas, which is a corruption of the transliteration of “Saint Nikolaos”.
On December 6, the Universal Church celebrates the Feast of St. Nicholas, from whom Santa Claus evolved. St. Nicholas is highly honored throughout the world, with many churches dedicated in memory to his holiness and his effective advocacy.
Nicholas was born at Patara in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor in modern-day Turkey. Nicholas’ parents were well off and they died when he was a young man, leaving him many assets. Nicholas, filled with generosity and goodness, with empathy for his fellow brothers and sisters, devoted himself to works of charity and the needy he found in his community. For example, a citizen of Patara, with three daughters, lost all of his money. Because of this circumstance of poverty, the three ladies could not find husbands, wherein they were destined to become prostitutes. Nicholas discovered their horrible upcoming fate. He then took a bag of gold and under cover in the dark, threw the money into the window of the man’s home. Therefore, the oldest daughter now had a dowry and she was soon married. Nicholas did the same act of charity for the other two daughters. The father recognized and thanked Nicholas as his benefactor.
At the beginning of the fourth century, Nicholas went to the city of Myra, the capital of Patara in Lycia. It so happened that the Catholic clergy in this episcopal see were electing a new bishop and the clergy chose Nicholas for his reputation had preceded him.
“As he was the chief priest of the Christians of this town and preached the truths of faith with a holy liberty, Nicholas was seized by the magistrates, tortured, then chained and thrown into prison with many other Christians. But when the great and religious Constantine, chosen by God, assumed the imperial diadem of the Romans, the prisoners were released from their bonds and with them the illustrious Nicholas, who when he was set at liberty returned to Myra.”
Nicholas continued on with his works of charity, taking strong measures against paganism, setting free prisoners who had been falsely accused, and caring for his people in Myra. It is believed that he was present at the Council of Nicea which arose the Nicene Creed that we say today. Additionally, Nicholas condemned one of the heresies of his time, Arianism, which denied the divinity of Jesus and the Holy Trinity. St. Methodius states that “thanks to the teaching of St. Nicholas the metropolies of Myra alone was untouched by the filth of the Arian heresy.”
St. Nicholas died and was buried in Myra. He is honored as the patron saint of sailors and children. It is said that during his lifetime, Nicholas had appeared to storm-tossed mariners who asked for his assistance wherein they were brought safely to port. As the patron saint of children, Nicholas is particularly associated with the giving of gifts at Christmas time. With St. Andrew, he is the patron of Russia, Greece, Apulia, Sicily and Lorraine.
Let us during this Christmas Season remember this dear saint, be generous to others, giving our love with joy and happiness, always remembering the true meaning of Christmas (Christ’s Mass), the birth of Our Dear Savior, Jesus Christ, coming into the world through the Blessed Virgin, God Incarnate, and being protected and cared for by the wonderful St. Joseph. LOVE was born to the world. Come Lord J
—-That once upon a time, Russia and America were friends.
That’s right. We actually got along with Russia. The young republic got along fabulously with the Tzars. And according to Suzanne Massie, a Russian Historian, the young republic not only got along fine with them, Russia’s support helped us win the Civil War.
From a speech delivered to the 15th annual Wirth Washington Seminar at a luncheon meeting in the Russell Caucus Room of the Unites State Senate, Washington D.C., at noon on April 21, 1989.
In 1860, Alexander II wrote admiringly of the United States as “presenting a spectacle of prosperity without example in the annals of history” and the Tsar and his ministers were firm in the belief that the Union must be preserved. When the French urged the British and the Russians to join them in full recognition of the Confederacy, the Imperial Government refused. And when in 1865 at a critical moment in the Civil War, a Russian Frigate and two Russian corvettes steamed into New York harbor, the event cause as mu joy in the United States as it did surprise and consternation in France and England.
The timely appearance of the Russian Fleet caused the French and English to hesitate in giving support to the Confederacy.
Most of the speech was about how after the Berlin Wall fell down, the United States didn’t really do much to become closer friends with Russia. And I must admit, I remember how excited everyone was at the time, the two peoples of each country wanting to be enemies no more, TV shows and reporters were doing big programs, everyone was amazed and happy about making friends with Russians, and yet Daddy Bush acted mostly like…okay…it wasn’t MY victory, and didn’t talk much at all about Russia.
That was Reagan’s legacy, and he needed one of his own.
To this nobody, it seemed to be a horrible loss. But, you can’t make much money if you don’t have an enemy, can you?
I can’t put up the whole speech here, but I will tell you that Al Gore was in the audience that day.
Now, pay attention to the first two suggestions she gave, and remind yourself, this was said, not in 2015, but in 1989.
What was at the top of the list?
Ms Masses said:
- We should, I believe, energetically propose a generous and comprehensive plan to join forces with the Soviet Union to combat the problems of environmental degradation which threatens our common planet. We are being told today by environmental experts that we have ten years to turn the situation around. In the Soviet Union the situation may be even worse: their expert are saying that for them it is now and perhaps even yesterday.
- We should more vigorously explore the possibility of joining forces to combat terrorism as was proposed recently at an international police conference.
- We could perhaps be a little more sensitive to certain pressing regional concern of the Soviet Union. As one speaker at a recent conferences I attended asked, “How would you like to have Iran on your border?”
Guess what? Ms Massie…the planet is still here…26 years later.
If you go by the usual Washington power politics, you can say that global warming scheme to get everyone into a One World Government, happened on George W.H. Bush’s watch
And— you have to wonder…IF the United States had helped Russia deal with Iran so long ago, would we be in this mess now?
We didn’t help Russia then, but Putin asked us NOW to help deal with the problems of terrorism.
Obama says uh….no. So, the United States and Russia are back to slipping into a cold war again.
And that’s a shame.
Germany…has gone nuts. We aren’t hearing much about the chaos that Germany’s leader, Angela Merkel is forcing upon her country….
Her SOCIALIST country. Of course we wouldn’t. They don’t want Americans to think about it.
Yes, Angela, a WOMAN, is asking the German people to take care of the thousands upon thousands of Muslims that are rushing into her country. That’s how a woman rules; With kindness. With compassion, with heart….because they’ve been mothers and grandmothers and mothers take CARE of the world, so much better than a man would—and yada, yada…or so we are told.
Widows are being forced out of their homes and apartments to make way for the Muslim masses.
And the masses are getting impatient. Angela, being a woman, being motherly, has decided that everyone who comes into the country can become a citizen. Automatically. Citizen. Wow. That caused half of the Kingdom to rush in for her free goodies.
And now, so many people are flooding into Germany, they can’t find places for them fast enough.
There were almost 6,000 new arrivals EVERY DAY in September as frontline EU states buckled under the weight of record numbers fleeing war and poverty. Around 20 Syrian migrants have filed a case against the Berlin state Government demanding immediate access to shelter and benefits after waiting for more than a week to be registered by the authorities.
Rapes are being reported. Lots of rapes. No one feels safe anymore. It’s bad enough that you are introducing cultures which have nothing to do with each other, it’s quite another to make the kids take care of them.
That’s right. Some of the parents are complaining.
The Kiel Ministry of Education has made it clear that starting this week, 13-14-year-old eighth-graders from one school in the city of Lübeck have been putting fresh linen on refugees’ beds, helping out in the kitchen of the asylum seekers’ center and sorting clothes collected for the migrants. The chores last from 8:30am till 1:30pm.
A school in Lübeck, Germany, included “practical work experience” at a local asylum center into a week activities. The plan angered parents opposed the idea of their children changing linen on refugees’ beds, helping to cook food and sorting clothes.
Can you imagine any President in our country doing that?
Jeb Bush? Hillary? Rubio?
Sadly, I can. Yes.
In socialist Germany, if you refuse to NOT take care of these ‘refugees’ you will regret it. The social media would come after you. And then…you would be labeled radical and xenophobic, which eventually could cost you your job and your children.
Germany may be a wealthy nation, but what price do the German people pay for their socialist leader, Angela Merkel?
Nobody Wins when the world leaders are embracing tyranny, and disguising it as compassion.
And if Hillary becomes President, that ‘compassion’ will be in full display.
If Andrew Jackson gets taken off the twenty-dollar bill, there is only ONE person to blame: Hillary Clinton. During the debate last night, CNN asked the candidates what women should be put on the twenty-dollar bill? The men all gave politically correct answers, but Carly Fiorina gave the right one: We shouldn’t change it.
The complaint from the left? Too many white men faces on our currency. Rosa Parks and Harriet Tubman are both women and black…and Obama will probably have the last say, even though, if he could, he would pick himself.
A few of the men suggested Rosa Parks (Including Trump)
Now, no offense to Rosa Parks, but that “I’m not giving up my seat on the bus” incident didn’t happen in a vacuum. It was, by most accounts that I’ve read, well organized…it was meant to make headlines.
Let’s compare Rosa’s life to Andrew Jackson…a man whom both John Adams and his son John Quincy, despised: Andrew Jackson was a tough ruthless killer….and it was Jackson who took care of American’s “Indian” problem. Never mind that their land was taken over by those horrible white Europeans who basically invaded their country…and the rest is history.
The way he treated Indians is why both the Adams hated him. But…in the light of history, he DID do some great things for America.
After the revolution, Americans thought, well…those ‘savages’ must either assimilate or move west. Americans were organized in townships, and states. The Indians were organized into tribes, and the hunt for game. Two different cultures. Two cultures that were not going to mix.
Now, remember—- the British had a policy of organizing and arming Indians against the United States. In the region of the Apalachicola River, the British major Edward Nicholas, with four officers and 108 Royal Marines, armed and trained over 4,000 Creeks and Seminoles, distributing 3,000 muskets, 1,000 carbines, 1,000 pistols, 500 rifles, and a million rounds of ammunition. That it was the British arming the Indians was left out of most American history books.
Most of the Indians thought it was a bad idea to attack the whites, but the Shawnee Chief Tecumseh wanted blood:
‘Let the white race perish! They seize your land. They corrupt your women. They trample on the bones of your dead! Burn their dwellings, destroy their stock, slay their wives and children that their very breed may perish! War now! War Always! War on the ling War on the dead! “
If ONLY he could have said Allah Akbar!
Anyway, Tecumseh got war. The Creeks came upon some settlers in Ohio, and murdered 553 men, women, and children and took away 250 scalps on poles.
“The children were seized by the legs and killed by battering their heads against the stockading, the women were scalped, and those who were pregnant were opened while they were alive and the embryo infants let out of the womb. “
Well, they were so ruthless in their attack…America was appalled.
Enter stage left: Andrew Jackson. He got up an arm of 5,000 strong and attacked their main fortress at Horseshoe Bend. Jackson won that battle and killed a total of 557 plus another 300 drowned. After that, he went on a rampage, burning villages and destroying crops and the Indians just gave up.
The people of the NASCAR South can thank Andrew Jackson, and he wasn’t finished. But it was in the Battle of New Orleans that Andrew Jackson did his most impressive feat.
When he reached New Orleans on December 1, he found it virtually undefended. He worked swiftly. He formed the local pirates, who hated the Royal Navy, on whose ships they were periodically hanged, into a defensive unit. Hundreds of free blacks were turned into a battalion under white officers. He paid them well. When his paymaster protested, Jackson told him, “Be pleased to keep to yourself you opinions…without inquiring whether the troops are white, black or tea.”
By the time the British got there, with sixty ships and 14,000 troops, New Orleans was strongly defended. (A History of the American People)
The British land commander General Sir Edward Pakenham, “not the brightest genius” as his brother- in -law the Duke of Wellington put it, planned a two-pronged assault, up the almost undefended left bank of the Mississippi to take the rampart from the rear, while his troops in front kept the defenders occupied. They got lost, and delayed, so he proceeded with a frontal assault.
The result was a pointless slaughter of brave men. The advancing redcoats met a combination of grapeshot, canister shell rifles, and muskets all skillfully directed by Jackson himself. All three British generals were killed. Jackson lot only thirteen killed. The British lost 291, with 484 missing and over a thousand wounded.
Codrington, watching from HMS Tonnat could only shake his head in disbelief at the debacle. “there never was” her wrote to his wife, ” a more complete failure. “
The Battle of New Orleans put the final nail in the coffin of Britain and America fighting each other. They made a deal…Britain could have Canada, and we got the rest of the country in the Treaty of Ghent.
And it was.
And this is all about electing a woman president. If it was just about too many white men being on our money, Obama would have put Martin Luther King.
Whether you thought the man was a ruthless killer or a moron, the truth is, it’s changing our history once again. All this burning of the Confederate Flag is no different from ISIS going around destroying ancient historical monuments.
I think Jackson earned his spot in history AND on our twenty-dollar bill.
It’s silly move, it’s a insidious move, and it took a conservative woman to say it.
The last time anybody north of Miami thought of Cuba was in Godfather II–the scene where the Mafia Jew, Hyman Roth, gathered his Mafia friends in Cuba to celebrate his birthday.
I’m so excited. But not as much as John Kerry. For the first time in history…John Kerry can actually give a speech where everybody HAD to stand in line and listen. After the Iran daily meetings, John finally got to do what he loves to do best: PRETEND he won the election, and pretend that the world cares—-
“The United States will always remain a champion of democratic principles and reforms,” he said. “We remain convinced the people of Cuba would be best served by a genuine democracy, where people are free to choose their leaders, express their ideas, practice their faith.”
Ha ha ha ha ha….Right. The people in Cuba will be free to choose a new cell phone plan, and some more Apple I-phones, and sell some of those fabulous cars to some really rich liberals, but the leaders are going to stay in place LONG after they die. I can see Castro and his brother being stuffed and preserved in perpetual rule for at least another hundred years.
While most of us see this as a simple money grabbing play from BOTH sides…Castro will get his millions, Obama will get his millions by selling GITMO, and some major companies will get to sell their fast food franchises while smoking Cuban cigars legally in their Havana hotel rooms, the rest of us still remember watching our dads dig fallout shelters in the back yard, and think:It could STILL happen.
What did the Republicans say?
“Instead of embracing democracy and changing their oppressive behavior, the Castro regime has countered with a list of expensive demands and continued to deny basic freedoms to its own people,” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said in a statement Friday. “Opening the door to an embassy in Cuba will not open the door to democracy for the Cuban people.”
Cuba will remain communist. We deal with China every day and THEY remained communist. Do you really think this is going to change Cuba?
What is really happening is instead of democracy spreading into communists countries..America is turning communist!
Gee. It wasn’t suppose to work like that, was it?
So, Nobody Cares if I don’t get too exacted about an embassy opening in Cuba.
In the end it’s just another place that can be crashed and burned…until then, VIVA Comrades! How much do you want for that 1969 Corvette Stingray? It’s okay, just put the REST of the merchandise in the trunk, pack it on the boat, and come on up!
Better pack some diapers. You never know.
One of the reasons Franklin opposed slavery was because he didn’t want the blacks overpopulating the country:
“The number of purely white people in the world is proportionately very small. All Africa is black or tawny: Asia Chiefly tawny: America (exclusive of the newcomers) wholly so. And in Europe the Spaniards, Italians, French, Russians and Swedes are generally of what we call a swarthy complexion: as are the Germans also, the Saxons only excepted, who with the English make the principal body of white people on the face of the earth. I would wish their numbers were increased…But perhaps I am partial to the complexion of my country, for such kind of partiality is natural to mankind.”
Now…you might right away go “SEE! The founders were racists and the white people are still racists.”
“Why should the Palatine boor be suffered to swarm into our settlements and, by herding together, establish their language and manners to the exclusion of ours? Why should Pennsylvania, founded by the English, become a colony of aliens, who will shortly be so numerous as to Germanize us, instead of us Anglicizing them? ” He wanted them to speak English “for any Post of trust, profit or honor.”
He also didn’t want Englishmen to marry German woman.
He wasn’t alone. Neither Washington nor Jefferson wanted large scale immigration. Today, they would be right up there with Donald Trump trying to stop the mass migration of the rest of the world.
Benjamin got his way: the wise decision of our early leaders said that immigrants had to assimilate into the white culture. They had to speak English at school. That’s…no longer true. And it’s made a horrible mess, as all our founders would have predicted.
Nobody Thinks we can safely say, that ALL races are tribal, and prefer their own race to others. Scientists. will tell you it’s even in our DNA….so how do we all get along? Maybe we’re…not meant to that much. Has anybody ever even considered that? Does the ostrich want to hang out with the Eagle? Not the same thing Joyanna….really?
The elephant in the Benjamin Franklin room, is that while social engineers have been trying for YEARS (and are now mandating it) to mix the tribes into one big happy human race, short of altering our genetic code, it’s not an easy task. They tell us we are all equal genetically speaking, but have you ever taken a look at the NBA lineups? And now they are trying to take something that is not found in even human nature very much, and insist that it’s “normal.”
And we deny that humans….are all snowflakes, and really DO like to hang out with their own tribes…on the whole.
And while the brown people of the world want to rejoice that soon the white people will disappear, there might come a day when they will remember…..
The vast wonderful world of inventions that white people have invented for the rest of humanity to survive.
When the white farmers in Africa were run out of their farms by the blacks..
The blacks starved.
I wouldn’t be so quick to get rid of the white race if I were the rest of the world….just yet. After all, some of us can even dance.