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“Revolution X” Documentary Trailer

Posted by Jesse on March 20, 2009

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Lincoln and Obama: What’s the deal?

Posted by Jesse on January 18, 2009

Keep in mind that Hitler was a Lincolnite.

Also see: Abraham Delano Messiah Obama and Chapter 24 of The Creature from Jekyll Island

I have been hearing a lot of reference to Lincoln lately. This first Republican Party President has been invoked by President Obama and spoken of in regards to the upcoming inauguration of America’s new President.

Mr “Save the Union” brought back to life. A call to Unity. A call to Nationalism. A call to service. This can’t be good.

Al Gore: “The experience Lincoln’s supporters valued most in that race was his powerful ability to inspire hope in the future at a time of impasse.” “He was known chiefly as a clear thinker and a great orator, with a passion for justice and a determination to heal the deep divisions of our land. He insisted on reaching past partisan and regional divides, to exalt our common humanity. In 2008, once again, we find ourselves at the end of an era with a mandate from history to launch another new beginning. And once again, we have a candidate whose experience perfectly matches an extraordinary moment of transition.”

NPR Feb 3, 2007: Lincoln, Congress, and ‘This Mighty Scourge’

Senator Vallandingham: Abolition, the Union, and the “Civil War” (one of the many that Lincoln jailed):

These, sir, were the chief causes which, along with others, led to a change in the policy of the Administration, and, instead of peace, forced us, headlong, into civil war, with all its accumulated horrors.
But, whatever may have been the causes or the motives of the act, it is certain that there was a change in the policy which the Administration meant to adopt, or which, at least, they led the country to believe they intended to pursue.

whatever may have been the purpose, I assert here, to-day, as a Representative, that every principal act of the Administration since has been a glaring usurpation of power, and a palpable and dangerous violation of that very Constitution which this civil war is professedly waged to support.

Sir, however much necessity — the tyrant’s plea — may be urged in extenuation of the usurpations and infractions of the President in regard to public liberty, there can be no such apology or defense for his invasions of private right. What overruling necessity required the violation of the sanctity of private property and private confidence? What great public danger demanded the arrest and imprisonment, without trial by common law, of one single private citizen, for an act done weeks before, openly, and by authority of his State? If guilty of treason, was not the judicial power ample enough and strong enough for his conviction and punishment? What, then, was needed in his case, but the precedent under which other men, in other places, might become the victims of executive suspicion and displeasure?
As to the pretense, sir, that the President has the Constitutional right to suspend the writ of habeas corpus, I will not waste time in arguing it. The case is as plain as words can make it. It is a legislative power; it is found only in the legislative article; it belongs to Congress only to do it. Subordinate officers have disobeyed it; General Wilkinson disobeyed it, but he sent his prisoners on for judicial trial; General Jackson disobeyed it, and was reprimanded by James Madison; but no President, nobody but Congress, ever before assumed the right to suspend it. And, sir, that other pretense of necessity, I repeat, can not be allowed. It had no existence in fact. The Constitution can not be preserved by violating it. It is an offense to the intelligence of this House, and of the country, to pretend that all this, and the other gross and multiplied infractions of the Constitution and usurpations of power were done by the President and his advisors out of pure love and devotion to the Constitution. But if so, sir, then they have but one step further to take, and declare, in the language of Sir Boyle Roche, in the Irish House of Commons, that such is the depth of their attachment to it, that they are prepared to give up, not merely a part, but the whole of the Constitution, to preserve the remainder. And yet, if indeed this pretext of necessity be well founded, then let me say, that a cause which demands the sacrifice of the Constitution and of the dearest securities of property, liberty, and life, can not be just; at least, it is not worth the sacrifice.

Anthony Gregory in 2007

What a slick politician. He said he agrees with Lincoln: The real concern is whether we’re on His side. This sounds very humble, superficially, but it still implies something odious: it is possible for politicians to take us into war with the faith that they are doing the Lord’s work.

William Grigg: The Lincoln Gambit

Obama, a well-compensated legal agitator and foundation-connected “community organizer,” straddles the narrow divide between collectivists of the corporate variety and those of the cultural Marxist persuasion.

Obama’s vote for the plutocrat bailout demonstrated his fealty to the Wall Street interests that funded his campaign. His cabinet selections indicate a continued commitment to bipartisan bellicosity in foreign affairs, and to continued subsidy of corporate kleptocrats until the government’s bankruptcy is consummated, the dollar collapses, and our country goes the way of Zimbabwe.

Here’s a very sobering thought: The indecent eagerness of the opinion-molding elite to sanctify Obama as the New Lincoln may indicate that those who know the tempo of our unfolding collapse are aware that precious little time is left before the final catastrophe.

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martin luther king, jr.

Posted by Jesse on January 14, 2008

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence
Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at a meeting of Clergy and Laity Concerned at Riverside Church in New York City

“”A time comes when silence is betrayal.” That time has come for us in relation to Vietnam.
The truth of these words is beyond doubt but the mission to which they call us is a most difficult one. Even when pressed by the demands of inner truth, men do not easily assume the task of opposing their government’s policy, especially in time of war. Nor does the human spirit move without great difficulty against all the apathy of conformist thought within one’s own bosom and in the surrounding world. Moreover when the issues at hand seem as perplexed as they often do in the case of this dreadful conflict we are always on the verge of being mesmerized by uncertainty; but we must move on.”

i am listening to his speech about vietnam. “speaking as a citizen of the world” he talks about peace and non violence as the way. there is no way to peace, peace is the way.
now people are dredging up “newsletters” to keep ron paul from gaining anymore ground. his support has beeen steadily growing. he is bringing an important message to the presidential race. it is strikingly similar to what dr. king had to say. dr paul’s peers claim he must be reading the enemy propaganda. yet, not only is knowing your enemy half the battle, it is also necessary for compassion. ron paul is the candidate for peace and people are putting up a fight only because he threatens a power structure. yet they want you to believe he is threatening peace.
the accusations of racism are not only untrue, but it seeks to drive a wedge between the great men and women who are asking for peace. to drive a wedge between men like dr king and dr paul. divide and conquer. all i can say is, don’t buy into it. because by doing so you are only serving to protect that which is robbing the people of their livelihoods both economic and militarily. as JFK said, “those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent action inevitable.”

just like dr king said it’s all about reordering our priorities.
wise restraint and calm reason, he says are demanded in these times.

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