Boyd Cathey: Christian warrior & mentor

The one and only time I met the warm and hospitable Dr. Boyd D. Cathey was at Confederate Flag Day 2018. We had struck up an email friendship when I had contacted him beforehand about the event’s itinerary. Although I didn’t connect the dots and realize who he was when I first messaged him, I had read much of his work online.

But as is the wont of Southerners (especially of the writing variety), we wear our hearts on our sleeves, so we kept up the correspondence and became fast friends. We talk about our shared interests beyond the South, like our deep love of orthodox Christianity and our admiration for the Russian people.

Today, I am blessed to not only call Cathey a friend but my mentor. He offers advice, listens to my thoughts, and speaks wisdom, of which he is a fount. When I feel defeated, he will share one of his favorite quotes by Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno: “Our life is a hope which is continually converting itself into memory and memory in its turn begets hope.”

Cathey passing on the stories of the Spanish Carlists and their struggle for rural traditionalism over the “contagion” of urban liberalism is not only fascinating European history, but it helps me to understand that I’ve never been alone in my “defense of community.” It’s an ancient story really; it’s simply what people who love their homeland and their folkways have always done.

Amazingly, Cathey’s been fightin’ the good fight for some 36 years now. That’s a long time to remain consistently and unapologetically on fire for your beliefs.

“How do you stay so hot for the cause?” I asked him. “And on those days when you hear about Silent Sam being torn down by anarcho-tyrants who received no punishment or the Pittsboro monument being razed by a governmental entity while in clear defiance of NC law, how do you not throw up your hands and say, ‘Fine, let it all burn’”?

“I would be the first to admit that at times, in the midst of what appears to be an never-ending battle where we seem to be on the losing side, it is tempting to simply withdraw and read a good book from my library, perhaps watch a classic Western, or listen to a symphony by Bruckner or Brahms – just attempt to avoid, to get away from it all,” Cathey replied.

“But that is not what God has called us to do. Each time I read the Parable of the Talents recounted in the Gospel of St. Matthew, I understand and fathom that we are each given certain abilities, certain talents, which we must use. That is a solemn obligation of our Baptismal vows and of our existence as Children of God.”

He continued, “Each day I ask myself: Is this legacy, this heritage, this culture that I have received worth it? And immediately I respond: yes, it is. And with God’s help I look at each day as one more opportunity to use my talents, whatever they may be, for what is right and true.”

The writer George Eliot said, “Any coward can fight a battle when he’s sure of winning, but give me a man who has the pluck to fight when he’s sure he’s losing.” This is Cathey, who has plenty of pluck and his weapon of choice is the pen.

In the closing chapter of his book, The Land We Love, Cathey states, “History is not written by the pusillanimous or by timid souls, but by those, who even woefully outnumbered and seemingly destined for failure, seize the initiative and, like General [Nathan] Bedford Forrest, ‘get there first with the most.’”

“I suppose I shall just stand my ground and die at my post, if it comes to that,” Cathey once told me when I had mentioned fleeing the West. “But I know that God is merciful, if we do our duty!” This pervading sense of duty is in Cathey’s blood. And without complaint, just like his ancestors.

Yes, duty is key, isn’t it? I see Robert E. Lee’s words on my children’s bedroom wall every day: “You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.” They seem so simple, yet they are honestly quite difficult to pull off in reality.

But our beloved, devout, and fearless Stonewall Jackson (seen at top) lived out the words in all that he did. “Through life let your principal object be the discharge of duty,” he said. “Duty is ours. Consequences are God’s.”

And like Jackson, Cathey is a “man of arms surrounded by tenets of faith.” He is also a “Confederate Joshua,” who like the biblical soldier, believes he is the Lord’s instrument on earth. Jackson fought militarily whereas Cathey takes his stand rhetorically, but the war is still the same.

This is why I suppose we look to heroes like Jackson and Lee, and to great thinkers like C.S. Lewis or T.S. Eliot, and to the saints: because they were real people living in the same fallen world as us. They give us examples of how to be a soldier of the cross, and how to exist with both a confident spirit and a humble heart. They show us how to pursue truth without letting our depraved world of lies devour us. Cathey too is such a hero.

Still, it is hard. Southerners, including myself, have grown soft. We don’t have the mettle of our ancestors or modern stalwarts like Cathey. And even though I know that “Truth crushed to the earth is truth still,” like Jefferson Davis opined, I sometimes wonder if it “like a seed will rise again.”

After all, seeds need care and tending to, but there aren’t many good stewards around today, but Cathey is certainly one. He’s planting seeds.

Politico Michael Malice once tweet that “A conservative is a progressive driving the speed limit.” Well, Cathey has his pedal to the metal. He’s been driving at top speed for a long, long time and has no plans of letting up. To him, the cause is too important to slow down. And if we aren’t as fast as Cathey, we should back him and his compatriots when they are smeared and censored for wrongthink, or threatened economically (through job loss) or physically (through violent barbarism).

Leftists may shout “Forward!” but it’s only in an effort to conserve the present status quo of post-modernism and government-subsidized secular humanism. So really, Cathey isn’t a conservative if you think about it; he’s quite literally a counter-revolutionary for ancient truths and a prophet for the age.

Cathey is the quintessential Southern gentleman. Smart and fierce, charming and dogged, soldier and poet. Part statesman and part pastor. As we in Dixie know, none of these things are mutually exclusive. And like Jackson, he shouts, “Forward, and give them the bayonet.” After all, it is his Christian duty. Now there is someone I want to emulate.

Be sure to dive into the treasure trove that is Cathey’s near-daily blog, My Corner. Also check out Conversation That Matter’s two-part interview with the sage historian (here’s Part 1 and Part 2). I promise, you will learn something new from Cathey. I always do.

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Woe unto you, elitists!

Just before Christmas, Christianity Today published an article entitled “Trump Should Be Removed From Office.” It was written by editor Mark Galli, who said the facts surrounding the case are “unambiguous” and that the president’s alleged quid pro quo with Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky was “not only a violation of the Constitution; more importantly, it is profoundly immoral.”

I am not here to defend Trump as a saint. Sure, there are reasons to impeach this president, just as there have been grounds for kicking to the curb each and every president from Abraham Lincoln onward. We have an “imperial presidency,” as historian Brion McClanahan aptly describes it.

McClanahan rightly states that foreign aid (which is at the heart of the manufactured Trump brouhaha) is itself unconstitutional, yet all presidents sign off on it. Hell, virtually all foreign policy has been unconstitutional since 1861.

As an example of the selective-outrage lunacy of Trump’s impeachment, McClanahan cites the Marshall Plan as one giant quid pro quo, yet no Democrat worth his salt ever complains about that. Well, it was just smart post-WWII policy, they say, certainly not bribery. What are you, a pinko commie?

Why then all the inconsistent indignation toward illegal governance just when Trump’s in office? The answer, of course, is power. As President Andrew Johnson (who himself was impeached by the radical Republicans over Reconstruction measures) once declared, “Whenever you hear a man prating about the Constitution, spot him as a traitor.” Yep, especially when the praters themselves are lawless profiteers, like the criminals, liars, and thieves in Congress and their evangeleftist foot soldiers.

So when CT gets all high and mighty, claiming that their civic slight of hand and clear ideological motivations are “not a matter of partisan loyalties but loyalty to the Creator of the Ten Commandments,” it should be abundantly clear that sanctimony is not purely the business of politico shysters. There is no difference when the Wall Street Journal says that “Those attacking the ‘Deep State’ are really attacking the rule of law” than there is when CT says that resisting “social justice” is unbiblical. In fact, it is these statist straw-men arguments that work in concert to propel forward “progress.”

Theology professor Robert A.J. Gagnon also notes that “the same CT that called Obama ‘the evangelical in chief’ now acts as if Democrats’ allegations about abuse of power are undisputed and no other interpretations of events exist.” The “elite” evangelical bubble is all hot air, no substance.

Gagnon suggests looking at Galli’s own words in “Still Evangelical?” a book comprised of Never-Trumper evangelical insiders waxing very political and occasionally theological-ish about the disconnect between mainline Christian bigwigs and the unwashed Protestant masses. “It’s as if we’re each speaking a different language,” Galli wrote.

“That was certainly the shock some evangelicals felt after the election of Donald Trump, especially when they heard that 81% of white evangelicals voted for him,” he continued. “Most evangelical Christians like me exclaimed, ‘Who are these people? I know hardly anyone, let alone any evangelical Christian who voted for Trump.’”

This reminds me of the old story of film critic Pauline Kael who in 1972 pontificated, “I live in a rather special world. I only know one person who voted for Nixon.”

Since she was so insular and protected from non-urbanites – you know, fly-over-country types, rural folk, and people who never earned a degree (gasp!) – Kael was utterly flabbergasted by Nixon’s 49-state landslide. After all, reality evidenced that those horrid knuckle-dragging yahoos did indeed exist beyond her cosmopolitan safe space. Icky!

“Where they are I don’t know,” she mused. “They’re outside my ken. But sometimes when I’m in a theater, I can feel them.” (Cue heavy dank breathing, banjo music, and the aroma of chewing-tobacco spittle permeating the air.)

Similarly, Galli actually describes himself and other progressive Protestants as “‘elite evangelicals,” but that “doesn’t mean we are superior in any way, only that we are a distinct social class, mostly defined by being leaders in evangelical institutions and movements.” Good Lord, Galli’s pride would be comical if it weren’t so sinister.

“And this class of evangelicals has discovered that we have family members so different they seem like aliens in our midst,” he explains. “These other evangelicals often haven’t finished college, and if they have jobs (and apparently a lot of them don’t), they are blue-collar jobs or entry level work.” Eh, screw the poor if they’re white folk. Man, Galli’s Christian charity runs deep.

He continues, “They don’t write books or give speeches; they don’t attend conferences of evangelicals for social justice or evangelicals for immigration reform. They are deeply suspicious of mainstream media. A lot of them voted for Donald Trump.”

What Galli means by “class” has nothing to do with economics, of course, but everything to do with being woke on the “religion of anti-racism,” as politics professor Eric Kaufmann calls it. And anyone who deviates from the dogma – which includes all the rainbow flavors of cultural Marxism like feminism, LGBT, and anti-fascism – is an apostate at best and an evil-doer at worst.

That’s why Trump can move the US Embassy to Jerusalem, support increased legal immigration, aim to end the criminalization of homosexuality around the world, sign into law the $1.4 trillion spending package for fiscal year 2020, and sign an executive order targeting the fictional scourge of anti-Semitism on America’s college campuses (just to name a few of the president’s non-populist policies), yet still be considered the Racist In-Chief.

As law professor Jonathan Turley, who is no fan of Trump, explained to Congress during the impeachment hearings, there is a “paucity of evidence … [yet] an abundance of anger.” The elites are mad as hell. Why?

Because Trump dared to resist (at least during his campaign) the status quo of open borders and forever wars: two of the most vital components of the globalists. He spoke to and for Joe 6-Pack, and right past the oligarchs and their gate-keepers.

Trump, despite his flaws, broken promises, neoconism, and lack of intellectual curiosity, is still seen as a “believer in the rights, wisdom, or virtues of the common people” – the very definition of a populist – simply by virtue of not always kowtowing to the elites. He’ll call out the corporate media and the statist swampers, and then bypass them altogether by tweeting directly to the people. This is a big no-no in empire etiquette.

Evangeleftists “keep and protect globalist norms,” remarks Dr. Steve Turley, who has his finger on the pulse of the elite-vs-populist clash for civilization.

Trump may be a symptom of the “imperial presidency” disease, but he is enough of an outsider, an outlier, a lower-class man, an anti-establishment guy that he is considered a threat to the machine. Even though your average Trump-voting evangelical dutifully pays his taxes, recites the Pledge, and waves his American flag, he too is still seen as a pariah just because he questions some facets of the progressive order. The untouchables must be scorned precisely because they have pulled back the veil.

Populists are willing to take on some economic pain in order to prevent or at least curtail large-scale change in culture and community, says Kaufmann. These are the build-the-wall voters who rallied behind Trump. They are altruistic to a fault but certainly not suicidal. At least not anymore, and this awakening doesn’t work for the globalists and their cultural Marxist schemes. So, the archetype and their symbolic leader must be smashed.

This is why evangeleftists and Deep-Staters alike bemoan “the rise of identity politics” but only for the populists, you see. The elite power structure is built upon placating and celebrating every self-defined aggrieved minority while simultaneously pushing Jim Snow Laws. This is why Galli will castigate Trump voters but most certainly not “black theologians” who say that whiteness is wicked. Gotta stick with the program.

This CT controversy goes way beyond some Ameridox Christians writing pro-Democrat articles. It’s about the unholy matrimony of evangelicalism and the Deep State. It’s about the Soros-funded “evangelicals for hire” and the overall leftist infiltration of mainline Christianity, as well as high-church Protestantism, Catholicism, and even some quarters of Orthodoxy. It’s about an American religiosity hellbent on growing the bureaucratic managerial state and all of its progressive tentacles. It’s worldliness cloaked in godliness. It’s a new world order sold as truth, justice, and the American way.

In 1993, writer Daniel Walker argued that “The parallel rise of theological liberalism and the growth of governmental power in this century in America was hardly coincidental. Historic Christianity was abandoned by theological liberalism, and the ‘Social Gospel‘ movement – having given up on the Gospel – wished to impose its own vision of the City of God here on earth. Biblical authority was weakened; a governmental authority filled the void.”

My friend Boyd Cathey summed up this duopoly through the lens of the impeachment “charade.” He said it’s “an effort not just against Donald Trump, but against any and everyone who voted for him, against all of those who dissent from the ongoing policies of and control by the Deep State, all those who have realized or begun to realize that what we stare in the face is not the corpulent mass of evil flesh that goes by the name of Jerry Nadler or the beady-eyed evil of an Adam Schiff, but a ‘rough beast’ (to use William Butler Yeats’ term) of satanic proportions, intent on our extinction, and the enthronement of a new false god of Baal, what the late Dr. Sam Francis called the Leviathan – a totalitarian world government, more fierce than anything envisaged by Stalin or Mao, without liberties, without tradition, without morality … and without God.”

The Deep Staters and evangeleftists are like the religious establishment of Jesus’ day. They fancy themselves wise experts who vie for control simply because the lower classes just need some good reformin’. They try to force upon the perceived peons their pretend notions of morality, yet they never practice what they preach.

In Matthew 23, Jesus boldly proclaims, “Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, you hypocrites!” He calls the elite “ye fools … blind guides … Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers,” and refers to them as “hypocrites” 14 times in total.

The governmental and churched elites pretend to be beacons of light, selfless public servants, ethical arbiters of justice, unbiased teachers of the law (both man’s and God’s), and benevolent leaders, just leading their hapless flock. But despite their assurances of upholding the Constitution or the Ten Commandments, they are corrupt inside. Globalism is their god, and there’s nothing more “profoundly immoral” than happily leading sheep to the slaughter while trying to convince them otherwise.

As the brilliant Father Seraphim Rose once opined, “Philosophers and other supposedly responsible men in governmental, academic, and ecclesiastical circles, when they do not retreat behind the impersonal and irresponsible facade of specialization or bureaucracy, [they] usually do no more than rationalize the incoherent state of contemporary man and his world.” Today’s elitists do both.

Woe unto you, elitists! No matter how much you quote the Founders or cite Scripture out of context, the populists in the pews aren’t falling for the hypocrisy of ye white-washed tombs. Thank you, Jesus!

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Episode 161 – When Harry Met Sally (1:18:34)

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To celebrate the ringing in of the new year, we harken back to the auld rom-com well with a double-dose of both crude humor and witty charm in the holiday classic, “When Harry Met Sally”.

When we decide to have someone to have as a guest on this here show, we want to have them on as soon as possible. We’ll have what she’s having, it’s the wonderful Raylene Lightheart of Blastoff! With Johnny Rocket.

This will be a fun romp through one of her favorite movies that left an indelible mark on popular culture even now, thirty years on. We get into the weeds on the emotional maturation journey for the title characters and have a great discussion.

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NEVER FORGET KILLDOZER: Tread on Those Who Tread on You. A Warning to VA Legislators

Sit down kids and let me tell you a tale, about a reasonable man driven to do unreasonable things.

With news of Virginia legislators seeking to further impose on the Second Amendment Rights of it’s citizens, we are further reminded of the tale of Marvin Heemeyer.

Marvin Heemeyer was a man who owned a muffler shop in Granby Colorado. The city council ordained to approve the construction of a concrete factory in the lot across from Marvin’s shop. In the process this blocked the only access road to the muffler shop. Marvin petitioned to stop the construction to no avail. Petitioned to construct a new access road, and even bought the heavy machinery to do so himself. Denied.

The concrete factory went up in disregard to the ramifications on Marvin’s business. To add insult to injury, the factory construction disconnected the muffler shop from the city sewage lines. An indifferent city government then chose to fine Marvin for this.

His business and livelihood were in ruin. Rather than lie down and die, Marvin chose to fight back. Over the course of a year and a half Marvin secretly outfitted the bulldozer he bought to save his business with three foot thick steel and concrete armor, camera systems guarded with bulletproof glass.

On June 4th 2004 Marvin Heemeyer lowered the armored shell over top of himself, entombing himself inside the Killdozer to make his last stand.

He burst fourth from the walls of his muffler shop and straight into the concrete factory that ruined his business. Over the course of the next several hours Marvin drove his Killdozer through 13 buildings owned by those officials that had wronged him, including the city council building itself.

Swat teams swarmed the dozer, but it proved immune to small arms fire and even explosives. Another piece of heavy machinery was even brought out to fight the Killdozer, but it too fell to the dozers righteous fury.

In the end, Marvin’s Killdozer became trapped in one of the buildings it was built to destroy. Marvin chose to take his life, the only life he took that day.

Today we celebrate Killdozer day and Marvin Heemeyer, the last great American folk hero. A man driven to the brink who chose to fight back against an indifferent system.

From notes left behind after his passing:
“I was always willing to be reasonable until I had to be unreasonable. Sometimes reasonable men must do unreasonable things.”

When injustice becomes the law, resistance becomes duty

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Second Amendment Sanctuary Cities Are a Warning to Virginia Legislators

“Sic Semper Tyrannis”

Those words are stamped on the state seal of Virginia. Above those words lies a fallen king, his crown removed from his head and resting in the dirt just to stage left. Above him with a foot on the chest of the dead king, spear in hand, stands a patriot.

The phrase is Latin and translates to “Thus always to tyrants.” It is enshrined in the very fabric of Virginia to bring down tyrants. Oath breakers. Those who would try to lord over other men.

The Virginian government is playing a dangerous game.

​So far, more than 100 counties and municipalities have come out and declared their territory to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Mark Herring (D), the Attorney General of Virginia, has issued an AG’s opinion that those ordinances and resolutions have no “legal” effect. Mr. Herring, I submit that they were never meant to have legal effect. They are an announcement of purpose. Thus always to tyrants.

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has stated his intention to use the newly elected state government, in which Democrats have control for the first time since 1996, to pass magazine capacity limits, red flag laws, “assault” weapon bans, and a one-handgun-a-month law. Governor Northam, the people you serve are delivering you a warning. Thus always to tyrants.

Representative Gerry Connolly (D, VA) has this to say about forcing law enforcement officers to comply with enforcement of the coming laws, “I would hope they either resign in good conscience, because they cannot uphold the law which they are sworn to uphold, or they’re prosecuted for failure to fulfill their oath. The law is the law. If that becomes the law, you don’t have a choice, not if you’re a sworn officer of the law.” Sheriff Scott Jenkins of Culpepper County has pledged to deputize thousands of citizens to circumvent the laws. Listen to what law enforcement is saying. They are telling you they will stand with the people. Thus always to tyrants.

Representative Donald McEachin threatened to cut off funding to counties who refuse to enforce these laws when he said, “They certainly risk funding, because if the sheriff’s department is not going to enforce the law, they’re going to lose money. The counties’ attorneys offices are not going to have the money to prosecute because their prosecutions are going to go down.” In response more than 75 counties have passed Second Amendment Sanctuary ordinances. Thus always to tyrants.

Rep. McEachin further threatened, “I’m not the governor, but the governor may have to nationalize the National Guard to enforce the law. That’s his call, because I don’t know how serious these counties are and how severe the violations of law will be. But that’s obviously an option he has.” In response Tazwell County passed an Order of Militia. Thousands of police, veterans, and citizens have emailed Law Enforcement Today, who is leading the charge on reporting about this, that they will join the militia to defend the constitution. Thus always to tyrants.

Virginian politicians, tyranny has been attempted before here. Our people, the quiet minority is rising up all around you. Stand down, and save us all from the horrors of what will come if you continue on your path.

I understand that you are trying to curb violence, but the violence around us is a heart problem, not a gun problem. You cannot solve it by taking guns. Or trying to and getting a lot of people on both sides killed.

But if you must, then remember the words of Thomas Jefferson, “What country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon, and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

Sic Semper Tyrannis

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Episode 160 – It’s a Wonderful Life (1:09:37)

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We continue that Christmas spirit this week and wish you a Merry Christmas! Our pal Mike C. joins us to get in on a little Jimmy Stewart flick called, “It’s A Wonderful Life.” We’ll get into over this one as we have a sneaking suspicion that Robert doesn’t like this one. We’ll make sure to ring that bell so some wings get redistributed properly.

It’s about the journey, not the destination. As John Lennon said, “life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans.”

We get into all sorts of discussions about the market and how it serves people better and at varying levels of quality and price. We talk about bank runs and how they are a check on poor policy and we also discuss how kindness begets kindness and how treating your fellow man as you would like to be treated makes the world a better place. Not to mention my side-quest into Ancient Aliens and the Pyramid Code. This is a fun one.

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President Trump is impeached! Low information voters rejoice! A deep state and media victory!

You’ve heard the story. A Presidential administration is misused, power misused, and even the threat of withholding the taxpayer’s foreign aid in an effort to get what they want.

Another time it specifically went to a foreign power and requested information on his political opponent for the upcoming election.

Once he threatened to withhold aid to get a family member out of hot water.

And that was just the Obama Administration!

If Trump is the new threshold for impeachment, we should then retroactively impeach Bush and Obama (Clinton impeached himself).

I look forward to future presidents who will get impeached with such lack of evidence, leaning only on hearsay.

What’s that? It won’t happen?

Probably not. You see. Trump is hated. More hated than any other president. Why? He’s an outsider. Impeachment has been the goal since he was sworn in.

And that’s the problem.

Impeachment is a process, not a conclusion. The inquiry is a fact-finding mission. It is a way of gathering information and delivering it that information the public.
Having said that, we knew what the House’s intended conclusion was and we know how it would play out, solely along partisan lines.

Pardon me as I speak for a taxpayer for a second. If my tax dollars are going to be wasted in foreign countries that provide no value to my safety and security and IF they are going to be withheld from that country for something… I’d rather it be to expose corruption. I’d rather it show how billions of past tax dollars were also used, not for the taxpayer’s gain, but for the politician’s gain.

The media has been beating the Orange Man Bad drums for years. Unelected bureaucrats within powerful intelligence agencies have conspired. US citizens probably have a good case to bring a class action lawsuit against the media as we no longer receive ‘news’ but instead blatant lies told eloquently.

Also, there was never Russia collusion. It was just building a narrative. The only Russian crime that was actually articulated was the DNC server hack. And those servers still haven’t been evaluated or investigated by FBI, NSA, or law enforcement…

Read books that are evidenced and lack opinion and spin. Like this one.

Looks like Trump will end up as the only President ever to be impeached and then re-elected in a landslide. I never voted for the guy and still won’t. But I’ll laugh when he does.

History will laugh at us. Most Americans believe the bullshit they’re told. We literally just had Democrats impeach a sitting President for trying to expose crime and corruption as they were running the candidate (Biden) who committed the actual crime and corruption.

When the next Democratic President is elected (or establishment republican), you’ll see they aren’t held to the same standard. Sad.

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Broken bumper

In addition to courting “Hispanic Americans” (as described in my last post Open-borders “Bumper”), Jacob Hornberger is also targeting black voters in his bid for the Libertarian Party nomination for president. The diversity force is strong with the one.

It’s a black thing

Hornberger says the Drug War is “racially bigoted” and that he will be drawing on the work of civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander, who purports that disproportionately high black incarceration rates are due to colorblindness but also to “racial indifference (defined as a lack of compassion and caring about race and racial groups).” Sounds positively post-modern and intentionally confusing, don’t it?

But from what I can tell, Alexander isn’t one of those academics who says “statistics are racist” – a progressive view asserting that data and numbers-gathering must be done “qualitatively,” not “quantitatively.” You know, these are the same folks gnashing their teeth that FBI crime stats show that black men commit violent crimes at higher rates than do their white counterparts. So, mathematical calculations must be bigoted, right?

Interestingly, Alexander admits that “it is a virtual statistical inevitability that if you’re raised in that [inner-city] community, you too will someday serve time behind bars.” Yet, she describes this as the “New Jim Crow,” obviously insinuating that the cause is systemic racism (read: white privilege). So really, six of one, half a dozen of the other with this gal.

Predictably, Alexander’s prescription to mitigate this “system of racial and social control” and to help those “poor communities of color” is to increase “access” to public housing, food stamps, government schools, and other tax-payer-subsidized benefits. These are not libertarian principles, nor have these “civil rights” schemes ever improved the lives of the people they claim to want to help. The hubris of the social engineers knows no bounds.

While I agree with Hornberger that the Drug War has been an utter failure, that locking people up for non-violent crimes is not the best answer to the problem, and that “drug addiction belongs in the private sector,” I do not believe that the “drug war also happens to be the most racist government program since segregation, given that its adverse consequences have fallen disproportionately on African-Americans.”

And I most certainly don’t see it as productive to base one’s position on the work of an anti-whiteness elite like Alexander, who says white people are “complicit” and have to “do more” for racial harmony. Alexander also praises the anti-racist radical and anti-Christian zealot Tim Wise for “raising consciousness and challenging white folks … to think about the meaning and significance of white privilege and what white folks have a responsibility to do in this time.”

Not sure how a guy can consistently call for individual liberty and for an end to welfare when he’s allying with a collectivist social-justice warrior like Alexander and citing Jay Z as a voice of reason. Then again, Hornberger says his campaign is all about “African-Americans, Latinos, and other racial minorities,” so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised.

He’s right about the “partisan” ploy

Hornberger is 100% correct when he says that it’s both political parties screwing us over. Ironically, I would say that this undeniable reality is best illustrated when it comes to open borders – a position that Hornberger fervently promotes. Today, Democrats see immigrants as useful idiots who will line their voter rolls, and Republicans see immigrants as cheap labor for businesses who will then line their pockets.

Meanwhile, the overwhelming perception is that Democrats are the party of open borders, since their position is the long con for full and perpetual political domination of the state. The GOP, on the other hand, is just exhibiting high-time preference in order to placate crony-capitalists and make a little (or a lot) of money in doing so.

Interestingly, when there was in the past a sizable modern opposition to mass migration, it came from Democrats, who “generally took the harder line on immigration, even if neither national party offered steady resistance,” explained retired humanities professor Paul Gottfried.

“Although both parties voted for the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965,” he continued, “a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats voted for that legislation in Congress.” You simply must read his article “Trump and Old-Time Democrats.” It will totally bust the conventional thinking that Dems have always been open-borders zealots, and Republicans have always been America-first defenders.

Unfortunately, we now have few “leaders” who put culture first. Washington is the party of oligarchs, who view we normal folk as pawns for their statist and globalist schemes. They don’t promote self-determination and social order because they’ve built their entire careers on the planned chaos of racial, ethnic, gender, and religious division.

I’m no political purist

I know some of you are thinking this regarding my strong stance against Hornberger, but what I really am is a realist and a traditionalist. Sure, decreasing my sons’ debt bondage through economic improvements would be nice, but I think it’s unrealistic that this would ever even materialize considering Hornberger’s social-justice leanings on immigration and the drug war, as well as his pandering to “people of color.” But even if it were attainable, what would be the human cost?

After all, my sons’ economic oppression is not solely to due to high taxation for foreign wars and welfare (both individual and corporate) alone, but it’s also due to education-squelching and career-crushing diversity-and-inclusion schemes, affirmative action, and the growing prevalence of socially acceptable, corporate-championed, and state-sponsored anti-whiteness, ALL of which are already exasperated by runaway immigration and “anti-racism” activism. This should be a no-brainer, but my sons lives would be made even worse by wide open borders and policies that blame whitey for every social ill.

To me, absolutely nothing trumps culture. I’d rather be poor and have real community than be prosperous and live among strangers, especially ones who see me as the reason for their woes and want my stuff, or both. I’d rather be without Amazon Prime and even delicious microbrews than I would have my history erased, my ancestors spat upon, my symbols razed, my guns taken away, my speech censored, my faith threatened, and my sons’ futures diminished. And I’m not alone in this thinking.

It reminds me of an August episode of the Tom Woods Show in which Woods interviews libertarian vlogger Julie Borowski. Both were bemoaning the fact that topics which trend well on social media typically aren’t about economics, but rather are about “SJWs and culture wars,” Borowski said.

“I wonder if that’s partly because the economy has been doing okay,” Woods speculated. “Maybe the obsession – I’m not saying that these aren’t important issues – but maybe the almost exclusive focus on cultural issues is kind of a luxury we have because the economy is kind of okay, people can afford the leisure to just talk about stuff like this, whereas if you’re watching the value of your stock portfolio plunge by 50%, maybe you don’t care so much about what the SJWs are up to.”

Nope. It’s because even after 150 years of reconstruction and progressive unfolding, most folks still intuitively know that culture has more value than does money. Economics is about people after all, and it those people who have determined that culture has worth. In fact, it is human history that proves time and time again that culture is priceless.

In economic terms, the Austrian School would call this “subjective theory of value,” meaning that objective price mechanisms can work to a point, but then those pesky human tastes, preferences, and biases get in the way. Turns out that people value things subjectively and that plays out in all aspects of life. As Ludwig vonMises said, “Human action is purposeful behavior.”

Broken bumper

I’m not sure why Hornberger’s friends call him “Bumper,” but what I do know is that a bumper is defined as “a device for absorbing shock or preventing damage,” but it seems to me, Hornberger would not be preventing damage at all and nothing could ever absorb the insurmountable shock of wide-open borders and increased anti-whiteness among an already angry, disfunctioning, self-absorbed, and splintered polyglot of people groups. This tells me that the bumper’s broken. Badly.

Source: Dissident Mama – Broken bumper

Open-borders “Bumper”

Many modern thinkers whom I respect – most specifically historian Tom Woods,’s Scott Horton, comedian Dave Smith, and the venerable Ron Paul – are rallying behind Jacob Hornberger for the Libertarian Party’s nomination for president. The Future of Freedom Foundation founder and former trial attorney told Woods on a recent podcast that his theme is to bring “liberty back to America” and to stop the “welfare-warfare state bureaucracy that is strangling our lives.”

That sounds pretty darn good in theory. And considering that Hornberger has edited powerhouse books like “The Failure of America’s Foreign Wars,” “The Tyranny of Gun Control,” and “The Dangers of Socialized Medicine,” as well as written scathing treatises about the national-security state and the JFK assassination (and their relationship to one another), a red-pilled liberty-lover like myself could certainly find herself excited about his candidacy.

Hornberger, whose friends call him “Bumper,” opposes the Drug War and government schools. He’s against socialized medicine, saying boldly that we’ve got to ditch both Medicare and Medicaid. He’s non-interventionist, calling for an end to the “forever wars.” He believes life begins at conception. He has even fairly sympathetic views toward Dixie and the War for Southern Independence.

But what is it that’s at the top of Hornberger’s seemingly anti-establishment platform? “The war on immigrants,” he told Woods. It’s an “evil, immoral, destructive, deadly war that has produced a police state,” Hornberger commented, adding that he’d take his case straight to “Hispanic Americans.” Oh, how very woke of him.

Last time I checked, it was the police state and every level of government that enable the multiculturalism mobsters to use violence against anyone dissenting to the progressive narrative. Yep, that’d be me and my people.

What could be more establishment than cheering on state-sponsored demographic replacement and the division and disconnectedness it breeds? What could be more status-quo than using the hyperbolic “war” euphemism that big-government types always employ?

Maybe Hornberger believes in “magic soil” – that Murica and all its awesomeness and with all its industry, commercialism, and materialism can somehow transform foreigners from socialist and historically non-Christian lands into Constitutional scholars and rugged individualists just by virtue of stepping upon red-white-and-blue dirt. I mean, all that “economic liberty” will surely bring about social cohesion and foster peace, right?

Wrong. Capitalism (which most certainly is not the practiced economic system of US businesses and corporations and their globalist cohorts) cannot save “a nation” which has no “national” attributes. Without shared borders, language, customs, and faith, there is no “country” to which liberty can be brought back. Culture is the most essential matter (both currently and historically), which is precisely why I say it’s the illegal and legal immigration juggernaut that is “strangling our lives.” Everything else is secondary.

I don’t quote Yankee John Adams often, but I think he was correct when he wrote, “A Constitution of government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty, once lost, is lost forever.” And how was it lost? Deculturation.

The leader of the Austrian School of economic thought, Ludwig von Mises, “maintains that the creation of mixed-nation-states, resulting from the immigration of workers of a foreign nationality, ‘gives rise once again to all those conflicts that generally develop in polyglot territories’ and ‘to particularly characteristic conflicts between peoples,’” explains economist Joseph T. Salerno.

My Southron homeland has already been invaded, conquered, and reconstructed into a generic, polyglot blob of consumerism and immediacy. As far as the eye can see, there are Costcos, Dollar Generals, supermercados, ethnic restaurants, and microbreweries for the lulled-into-submission natives and transplants, both foreign and domestic. Meanwhile, community withers on the vine.

We’ve got plenty of stuff in every shape, size, color, and quality, and lots of cheap pricing, but it’s a pathetic non-neighborly existence where people still pine for fellowship and kinship. We have citizens who bond over products and stuff, not shared history. Governments and their state-protected mobs tear down ancestral symbols, and replace them with meaningless platitudes. Families splinter and spread out as to follow the highest-paying job and the next big promotion, moving to places where they know nothing of the traditions and history struggling not to be erased. But hey, at least they have a Trader Joe’s.

We’re already awash in carpet-bagging capitalism which decimates small towns and close-knit communities, and further balkanizes our processed and genetically modified nation-state. You wanna talk about war? This is the war.

It’s a cultural genocide that demolishes localism and roots, and replaces it with a counterfeit “culture” that quells the masses through “Popeye’s and porn” (what I call the profuse bread-and-circuses stupor). Meanwhile, Rome burns as the elites tweak their stock portfolios, foreigners displace natives, quislings celebrate their own demise, and the empire grows. Now Hornberger wants to throw gas on the fire. Yippee.

“I bring a campaign of principle to the party of principle,” he asserts. Libertarianism “really is the practical solution to the problems that besiege our society that both Democrats and Republicans have forced upon our nation.” Well, I guess that depends upon what are your principles and your understanding of history.

Hornberger references Mises’ repudiation of “planned chaos,” yet calls for the very plan that would double-down on the chaotic system of our already disunified and decaying “mixed-nation-state” (read: multiculturalism). Instead of supporting systems in which central planners coerce people into “economic lives contrary to their own choosing, central planning destroys the capital base and creates economic randomness that eventually ends in killing prosperity.” These are the death knells of culture and the middle class.

Mises said that prosperity and liberty must work in concert with what he called the “nationality principle,” which “includes only the rejection of every overlordship; it demands self-determination, autonomy.” In other words, not a political mixed-nation-state that has “aggravate[d] artificially the friction” that comes from different groups living together. Not an interventionist unitary state based upon “democratic subjugation,” where there is aggrieved minority rule over a national majority (a la anti-whiteness and the Victim Pyramid, Inc.) within inorganic borders.

The polyglot of peoples “involuntarily bound together by arbitrary political ties,” as described by Salerno, already now fosters a “bitter struggle for control of the state apparatus, and the creation of mutual and deep-seated distrust and hatred,” as well as “state-sanctioned physical violence,” and the demographic replacement hasn’t even yet reached its zenith. Buckle up, folks.

Hornberger continues, “The only system that is consistent with religious principles and free-market principles is an open-border, free-trade, open-immigration system.” Even though Hornberger is a Christian, I don’t think I’ll be taking faith advice or laissez-faire talking points from a dude who claims America has a “heritage of open borders.”

Here’s a sign near my parents’ house in Richmond, Virginia: the ultra-reconstructed and colonized city where there’s little neighborly love for actual Southern-without-apology Virginians and proud Confederate descendants, but apparently lots of love for everyone else.

Hornberger simply doesn’t take into account human nature. As Mises rightly wrote, “The worker and the consumer are the same person. … Descent, language, education, religion, mentality, family bonds, and social environment tie the worker in such a way that he does not choose the place and the branch of his work merely with regard to height of wage rates.” People simply have allegiances that transcend the economy.

Moreover, Hornberger relies on historical revisionism. His “heritage” remark is steeped in the “nation of immigrants” mythos, which is “an ingenious narrative crafted in the last 50 years to undermine traditional American political institutions,” states historian Brion McClanahan.

Maybe, just maybe, Hornberger would have a wobbly leg to stand on if self-determination and decentralization hadn’t lost in 1865. And then just 10 years later, the US Supreme Court hadn’t ruled that immigration would be a federal (not a state) issue, opening the door for the polyglot to eventually propagate.

But remember, up until recently America has always had varying degrees of limited immigration and quotas for particular peoples coming from particular places and with a particular faith and with particular skills. Even for the 20 million who entered through Ellis Island from 1880 to 1920, there were restrictions, exclusions, requirements, tests, and impassioned native reaction to every foot that stepped upon US soil. That is our heritage.

Saying “y’all” to people who don’t even speak your language and don’t care two hoots about your history and traditions isn’t a quaint ad campaign; it’s endemic of the reconstructed masses and their path toward suicide.

Even the early British colonists had to obtain a charter from the British Crown before setting sail across the great pond, and of course, if they couldn’t cut it, they left (as did many of the immigrants who came through Ellis Island). And as paloeolibertarian Ilana Mercer points out, “Not even the woke Wikipedia denies that, ‘Nearly all colonies and, later, states in the United States, were settled by migration from’ one colony to another, with ‘foreign immigration’ generally playing ‘a minor role after the first initial settlements.’”

“In other words, population growth was organic, a result of the settlers themselves multiplying and being fruitful, not of a flood of immigrants.” Huh, turns out Murica’s not the supposed the doormat of the world after all. This should be obvious to anyone who has even a cursory knowledge of human history, which continually hammers home the fact that homogeneity promotes peace and order.

“Contemporary libertarians often assume, mistakenly, that individuals are bound to each other by the nexus of the market exchange,” wrote the “Godfather of Libertarianism” Murray Rothbard in 1994. “They forget that everyone is necessarily born into a family, a language, and a culture.”

“In contrast to many modern libertarians who view individuals as atomistic beings who lack emotional affinities and spiritual bonds with selected fellow humans,” Salerno explains, “Mises affirms the reality of the nation as ‘an organic entity.’” In GDP We Trust does not a nation make.

Although, Mises did observe that political and cultural immersion can sometimes occur “if the immigrants come not all at once but little by little, so that the assimilation process among the early immigrants is already completed or at least already under way when the newcomers arrive.” In fact, Mises said that Chinese immigrants would’ve “achieve[d] domination in their new home” in the Western states of America “if legislation had not restricted their immigration in time.”

The implication in this cartoon is that multiculturalism is peaceful and unifying, and that fat gun-owning cracker is just missing out on all the coexistence fun. Yep, the countless consequences of deculturation, such as anti-whiteness and red-flag laws, are just a figment of his hayseed imagination. Nothing like open borders to purify by force the unenlightened of their bigotry.

But assimilation and any residual chance at unity all went out the window with the progressive 1952 Immigration Act, the even more identity-crushing 1965 Immigration Act, and the nail in the coffin Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Oh yeah, let’s not forget H1B visas, DACA, and other assorted polyglot schemes. Demographics are destiny, as they say.

In the case of Virginia, the once-great state in which I was born and raised, the New York Times admits that it was demographics that turned the Old Dominion from red to blue. Hell, even California used to be a “conservative” stronghold and immigration put an end to that, and that’s according to the LA Times. Organic it is not.

Hornberger told Woods that his strategy is to win the primary here in North Carolina – my home of 20 years, the birthplace of my three sons, and from where my paternal grandfather and five out of six of his Confederate ancestors hailed. Hornberger plans to target the Tar Heel State’s pathetically large immigrant population (both Yankee and beyond), but not me. My roots and my ancestors’ sacrifice for self-determination and home mean nothing to him.

My children are already political and social refugees in their own damn home by virtue of demographic replacement and the statist and crony-capitalist structures that undergird it. It’s despotic. With ever-vanishing freedoms and an increasing majority rule by the increasingly angry aggrieved minorities, my sons are already marginalized.

Yankee with a clue: Writer, poet, and editor Thomas Bailey Aldrich wrote the poem “Unguarded Gates” in opposition to Emma Lazarus’ “The New Colossus.”

As Mises remarked, even if a member of a national minority “be a citizen with full rights … in truth he is politically without rights, a second-class citizen, a pariah.” What would be the point of all this unfettered trade and movement in a subsequent “polyglot” territory if my children are pariahs? How is that liberty?

Hornberger plays the emotivism game, taking the illogical leap that America’s immigration quotas actually contributed to the Jewish holocaust – a favorite guilt-inducing, self-censorship ploy of the open-borders crowd. Predictably, he also cites Emma Lazarus’ progressive poem engraved upon the Statue of Liberty as part of his defense.

Odd that a libertarian like Hornberger would be touting the collectivist rants of a Georgist like Lazarus. Yet, he promulgates the refugee racket and its thousands upon thousands of “asylum seekers” who take NGO-funded and sometimes even government-subsidized international flights and continually pour into the land of statist milk and honey and social-justice suckers. It’s all a freedom-crushing scam of displacement, plunder, and power.

If this is what Horberger’s selling as “liberty,” I want absolutely no part of it. Zilch. Zero. Nihil. Or maybe I should say, “Nada.”

I have taken to heart his article entitled “A Lesson In Dissent.” So, this is my leaflet of resistance. I am the “Other” America, and I say “No!” to Bumper’s open-borders blueprint for disaster.

Be sure to check out my bite-size blog “Bumper sidebar” due out tomorrow!

Source: Dissident Mama – Open-borders “Bumper”