Some books I’ve read recently that are worth mentioning: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen A free ebook on my Kindle reader. It was pretty good, good character development, not a complex plot, but its worth reading. I enjoyed it more than Wuthering Heights (Emily Bronte). Ivanhoe by Sir Walter Scott Pretty good, Scott is, […]
I just found Richard Taylor’s Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War online. A very good book, I highly recommend it. http://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/taylor/menu.html
Apparently, in May 1963 Kennedy wrote a letter to Israeli PM Ben-Gurion containing a veiled threat to cut off US aid if Israel didn’t allow US inspectors into their Dimona facility and stop trying to develop nuclear weapons. Six months later he was assassinated. Could be coincidence or it could be ‘cohencidence’, you be the […]
Take it as you will, but watch the whole thing. The first part is from 2016 and the last is from 2007.
We’re hitting levels of happening that shouldn’t even be possible. The recent string of Muslim terror attacks in Europe were disastrous enough—Paris (hit several times), Brussels, and Nice one after another. But those were confined to Francophone Europe, which has its own unique Maghrebi Arab problem. Last week marked a seismic shift in foreign violence. […]
Congressman King’s question: “This whole ‘old white people’ business does get a little tired, Charlie. I’d ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people that you are talking about? Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to […]
According to Trivial Pursuit jr, Ulysses S Grant is carved on Stone Mountain’s mountain. Hmmm, is he the back end of one of the horses?
I’ve enjoyed reading this bit of heresy, it makes me feel so naughty!
G Washington letter to Henry Lee, 1786 ‘The picture which you have exhibited, and the accounts which are published of the commotions, and temper of numerous bodies in the Eastern States, are equally to be lamented and deprecated. They exhibit a melancholy proof of what our trans-Atlantic foe has predicted; and of another thing perhaps, […]
Stumbled across this site I hadn’t heard of, it has some interesting old books reprinted. http://confederatereprint.com/index.php
I just finished an interesting essay; here’s some excerpts: ‘Capitalism and socialism are based on materialism. Production and utility alone areconsidered goods, and efficiency in methods is considered the sine qua non of ethicalcontemplation. Both systems are oriented to technology, hold to a linear view of history, and seek the mechanization of all aspects of […]
‘At the start of the year 1900, the number of African South Africans was found to be 3,5-million according to the British colonial government census. By 1954, our African population had soared to 8,5-million — and by 1990, there were a full 35-million of us — all carefully managed, closely policed, counted, shunted around […]
‘The Straussians refer with apparent admiration to a few iconic American figures, whom they like to call the Founders. To give them that name is to imply that America was a new creation, that it did not really exist until the Declaration and the Constitution were written. The Founders, as presented by leading Straussians, have […]
or For forms of government let fools contest;Whate’er is best administer’d is best! The Thinking Housewife ‘In 1861 Tsar Alexander II (1855-81) abolished serfdom, which at that time affected 30% of the population. By 1914 very little land remained in the possession of the Russian estate owners, who were mainly the nobility. 80% of the […]
Antidem ‘But wait – it was the internet that killed the mall, and what is the internet except the very embodiment of The Future? What indeed! Was The Future supposed to be an age of people sitting inside, passively staring at screens that displayed endless banalities (cat videos, Facebook selfies, and internet porn)? If so, […]
Fæder ure þu þe eart on heofonum, Si þin nama gehalgod. to becume þin rice, gewurþe ðin willa, on eorðan swa swa on heofonum. urne gedæghwamlican hlaf syle us todæg, and forgyf us ure gyltas, swa swa we forgyfað urum gyltendum. and ne gelæd þu us on costnunge, ac alys us of yfele. soþlice.
‘… The new constitution in its present form is calculated to produce despotism, thraldom and confusion, and if the United States do swallow it, they will find it a bolus, that will create convulsions to their utmost extremities. Were they mine enemies, the worst imprecation I could devise would be, may they adopt it. For […]
Reidsville, NC Community rallies to clean defaced Confederate monument Charlotte, NC Two Confederate monuments vandalized Durham, NC Confederate monument vandalized Graham, NC Thousands sign petition to protect Confederate monument
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The Fraser Fir (Abies fraseri) is our State Christmas Tree. It is an indigenous tree with a very small natural range growing only in Southwestern Virginia, Eastern Tennessee and Western North Carolina above 3900 feet. Named for Scottish botanist John Fraser, it is cultivated for use as a Christmas tree locally as well as in […]
“Viderunt Omnes” is a traditional Gregorian chant of the 11th century. The work is based on an ancient gradual of the same title, which was previously expanded upon by composers of the Notre Dame school. This organum, thought to be written for Christmas festivities, would have retained the same purpose as the original gradual – […]
An album of Christmas music from the Renaissance performed by the Boston Camerata. Click the amazon link for a track listing.
Once again 99.5 has begun it’s nonstop rotation of the 7 Christmas songs they have in their collection and, once again, I am annoyed. Here’s some Christmas hymns you probably won’t hear on the radio.
Via Lind Blythe comment at TRS
Via Daily Kenn WDBJ7 Danville, Va ‘The board of directors at the Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History wants it gone but an agreement signed 20 years ago says it can’t be touched. The board of directors sent a letter to Danville City Council last month asking members to remove the Confederate flag, referencing […]
And that pisses some people off. V Dare Flemming had purchased 666 copies of his own movie [The God Who Wasn’t] for what might well be described as an ideological/promotional giveaway. Thus began the “War on Easter”—with its own website, waroneaster.org.The new site became a hub for a campaign in which Flemming recruited believers in […]
Al Benson, jr at Revised History sheds some interesting light on Nevada’s interesting statehood. “What it boils down to is that the folks in Nevada supposedly disclaimed any title to “unappropriated public lands lying within said territory…”In other words, the feds, way back in 1864, got to keep most of the land in Nevada and […]
Related to this post. St John Chrysostom cAD 386 II But do not be surprised that I called the Jews pitiable. They really are pitiable and miserable. When so many blessings from heaven came into their hands, they thrust them aside and were at great pains to reject them. The morning Sun of Justice arose […]
Born a Roman Britain probably sometime around 390 at Kilpatrick near Dumbarton, Scotland St patrick was the son of a deacon and the grandson of a priest. According to his semi-biographical Confessio, he wasn’t a devout Christian. At the age of 16, Patrick was captured by an Irish raiding party and taken to Ireland a […]
The Roman conquest of Britain began around AD 43 under Claudius, and Christianity reached the isle by the second century. Yet, the Irish, who were never Roman, were responsible for spreading it through what is today Scotland, Wales, England and the Western continent. Like a wave rebounding off a wall.
Via Amren Telegraph A coalition of 14 Caribbean states, including Jamaica, agrees with Mr Thompson, and is now mounting the first united campaign for reparations from Britain over its role in the Atlantic slave trade. Represented by CARICOM, the regional organisation, the group is prepared to sue in the courts. It has hired Leigh Day, […]
Via Washington’s Blog via Zero Hedge via Vox Day and I’m not sure how this one fits in the chain. Salon This all demands the question: Why do we hold the conception that we live in separate nation-states? Well, it turns out that this question was actually asked after World War II, and the answer […]
Thomas Hutchinson (9 September 1711 – 3 June 1780) was a businessman, historian, and a prominent Loyalist politician of the Province of Massachusetts Bay in the years before the American Revolution. A successful merchant and politician, Hutchinson was active at high levels of the Massachusetts government for many years, serving as lieutenant governor and then […]
I read a Jefferson quote and sought out the letter to Benjamin Austin it was drawn from. The entire letter was interesting, so I am posting it here with emphasis added by me. DEAR SIR, — Your favor of December 21st has been received, and I am first to thank you for the pamphlet it […]
VIA Free NC The NC State Capitol House Chambers that is; for the 25th Annual Robert E. Lee Birthday Celebration to be held at the NC State Capitol in Raleigh on Saturday, January 18, 2014beginning at 2:00 PM. See the attached invitation and feel free to pass this onto your family and friends. Let’s show the General how much we honor his service to the […]
VIA NC Renegade Washington Times The U.S. Army War College, which molds future field generals, has begun discussing whether it should remove its portraits of Confederate generals — including those of Robert E. Lee and Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. Nestled in rural Pennsylvania on the 500-acre Carlisle Barracks, the war college is conducting an inventory of all […]
What’s going on in the Ukraine? Takimag The people in the west of Ukraine used to be called “Ruthenians.” Virtually all people in the west speak Ukrainian; in the far south and east, they mostly speak Russian. The people in the west have different religions. While southern and eastern Ukraine are Orthodox under the Moscow […]
Apparently, I’ve decided to pile on Mandela today. Paul Kersey on the state of the SA military: The SA Navy is crippled by a lack of qualified personnel: The South African Navy is being crippled by a lack of qualified personnel, which means that only half its frigates and one of its three submarines can […]
When the nicest thing you can say about a country is, “at least its not Zimbabwe,” you know its bad. This is from 2012: Pat Dollared “Genocide Watch had raised South Africa to level 6 [there are 8 levels -Roger] when Malema was singing Kill the Boer song’. And now SA president Jacob Zuma is […]
Magic 99.5 began their 24 hour Christmas song rotation about a week before Thanksgiving and I noticed they’re actually only playing different versions of a few songs, and most of them aren’t very good. So I did some research for old and ancient Christmas songs and carols. Youtube, the absolute, without a doubt best thing […]
I found a link to this election map from 1880 on Rebellion blog. In this map, red is Democrat (conservative) and blue is Republican (liberal).
“the mortal sin that was and now is not” I just watched it and though it was interesting.
State Capitol Buildings and museums are the only chance most of us have to see great architecture from before the modern (and, even worse, post-modern!) styles metastasized. So, to remind everybody that architecture wasn’t always a dirty word, here’s a pictorial post of State Capitol buildings beginning with ours. […]
NCWBTS150 “If no check is put to the progress of events, no one will attain to wealth and honor, who does not receive them at the hands of the bank aristocracy….And yet the paper system is applauded to the skies, as the wing upon which England has soared to her present prosperous height…but I have […]
In keeping with my last post on Sharia Unveiled being suspended by WordPress, here’s a Liberty GB post on the Crusades. Liberty Great Brittain One of the idiocies passed off for decades among Western historians is bemoaning the Crusades as evil. The Islamic world – the Ummah – has disseminated this imaginary charge against the […]
Our music was once divided into its proper forms…It was not permitted to exchange the melodic styles of these established forms and others. Knowledge and informed judgment penalized disobedience. There were no whistles, unmusical mob-noises, or clapping for applause. The rule was to listen silently and learn; boys, teachers, and the crowd were kept in […]
Paul Rosenberg at Freeman’s Perspective has an interesting post on the hindsight of Jefferson and some of the other Founding Fathers. Turns out they recognised the deficiencies in their set up pretty early on. I’m not going to reprint the post, its short go read it. This is important thought for the Cult of the […]
I’m reading about Scottish immigration to the Antebellum South and I came across this page with this quote that I though worth sharing: ” Highlanders were suspicious of the road construction – seeing it as a government intrusion on their lives.” To put it into perspective, the period he’s referring to was one of major social change and urbanisation. Highland dress was outlawed, estates were forfeited and the government, generally, was […]