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March 28, 2012

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Leapyear Sleep

The Confederacy was also setting up a rump aristocracy, a harkening back to the European model of society in which nothing was more important in determining your life's course than who your father was.

And the Confederacy showed itself willing to enter into any foreign alliance, no matter how unsavory to further its ends.

"Better Leadership through Genealogy"

GMpilot

You wrote "Even the birthers legal mindset - that someone is guilty until proven innocent and that the burden of proof rests upon the accuser - is 180 degrees opposite from US law and US legal custom."

I'm sure you meant "accused", not "accuser".

As always, fine job distilling the sludge into readable form.

G

Kudos to another excellent compilation from Crazyland, Patrick.

One minor correction: You accidentally listed your report on "Jeff Boss for President" twice in a row.

And a major KUDOS to you for your excellent summary editorial at the end. You have a knack for summing up the heart of the matter and putting your finger on the pulse of what is really the root problems in the ODS mindset of crazies, such as the Birtheristani Cult.

G

>The Confederacy was also setting up a rump aristocracy, a harkening back to the European model of society in which nothing was more important in determining your life's course than who your father was.

>And the Confederacy showed itself willing to enter into any foreign alliance, no matter how unsavory to further its ends.

I agree, Leapyear Sleep. You have also pointed out another correlation between the Birther mindset and the Confederate one - that of being willing to make strange bedfellows with the same foreign powers that they routinely denounce out the other side of their mouth.

In addition, your pointing out of how the Confederacy was really trying to recreate an entrenched aristocratic system also has parallels to what we see on the right today.

It can easily be argued that the entire Establishment GOP goal is to protect the "entitled one percent" and prop up an entrenched corporatocracy form of fiefdom.

From the "red meat" GOP base, it is also clear that many of them simply desire some form of authoritarian theocracy, molded in some fundamentalist evangelical image. Of course, this too has parallels in the Confederacy as well, as the "Confederate Constitution" differed from our own in terms of how it intentionally brought God and religion directly into government.

So yeah...the parallels of what these types of folks were attempting back then to what they are trying to pull nowadays are many. Therefore, there is good reason for all the rest of us to be unsettled and concerned about these trends.

G

Reading George Spelvin's report of Lucas Smith's "African adventures" really raised my eyebrows...

I found it quite interesting to see how he described what Mr. Smith claimed to be doing there as "zoology" in the pursuit of "rare animals".

No, that is not accurate at all. The correct term is cryptozoology, as these were NOT "rare animals", but an investigation looking for evidence of the mere existence of an otherwise mythological creature.

...Of course, I'm sure this misportrayal of Mr. Smith's stated intent was by design. After all, the way it is worded sounds a lot more respectable than coming right out and saying that Mr. Smith went to Africa in search of living dinosaurs...

The Magic M

> Note the part from "Parker, J.", aka Justice Tom Parker. though.

Seems the birthers have finally found their "one honest judge". Just too bad they will have no chance cherry-picking him to hear one of their cases...

joeymac

Hmmm...George Spelvin?

Is he (it) related to Georgina? Or, maybe the same after a gender change.

CalperniaUSA

>>>Now you have ...Philip Berg,....writing op-ed pieces for Pravda,

???

Cite?

Greg Brown

Lame Cherry is evidently trying very hard to make Stormfront look reasonable. I looked on Pravda for articles by Berg and found none, but he sure is cited there early and often. As to the Confederacy, it was not trying to "establish" or "re-establish" an aristocracy, it was trying to preserve its existing defacto aristocratic society. The British aristocracy was infatuated with the South due to aristocratic sympathy, and the hunger of textile mill owners for Southern cotton, and not only allowed the building and arm's length sale of naval commerce raiders to the Confederacy, but advocated British intervention in the war, to bring about a brokered peace in which the Confederacy was recognized as a legitimate government. Lincoln neatly cut the legs out from under that movement with the Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which, though it was widely derided in America for having no actual effect on slaves in the South, resonated powerfully with the English working class, which united behind the North and the principal of abolition, and served unmistakable notice upon the British ruling class that interference in the Civil War was unacceptable. The British aristocracy, besieged by its own workmen on the one hand, and by Secretary of State William Seward's saber rattling on the other, promptly backed off. The brilliance of the Proclamation as a piece of international diplomacy is often overlooked.

Patrick McKinnion

CalperniaUSA - See above for correction. - Patrick

CalperniaUSA

To Greg Brown:

>> I looked on Pravda for articles by Berg and found none, but he sure is cited there early and often.

I don't agree with supplying talking points to foreign agents either. Not defending that.

To Patrick McKinnion:

Thank you for being fair.

Greg Brown

To Calpernia: It was not my job to correct the article, though I did note I had not found evidence to back the earlier, now corrected assertion. But if that's all you have, well, fine. Anything else? Let's have it.

CalperniaUSA

To Greg Brown:

>>>But if that's all you have, well, fine. Anything else? Let's have it.


Sorry, I don't understand?

jojo

So if something doesn't sound "normal" to you that's within your bigoted ideals of what's conventional, not only should we not take it seriously, but we should ridicule it?

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