THE CIVIL RIGHTS MYTH

by Elizabeth Wright

How is it possible that Rand Paul could have been so unprepared for Rachel Maddow's persistent questioning on the race issue? He claimed on her TV program that civil rights "hadn't been a real pressing issue on the campaign." Yet his National Public Radio interview on May 19 shows that he has been down this road before, similarly dodging questions and talking around the issue, while indicating confusion when the subject of race was brought up. According to Frank Rich, Paul had been known to express his views on race as far back as 2002.

WAS RAMBO RIGHT?

by Ron Unz

In the closing days of the 2008 presidential campaign, I clicked an ambiguous link on an obscure website and stumbled into a parallel universe.

During the previous two years of that long election cycle, the media narrative surrounding Sen. John McCain had been one of unblemished heroism and selfless devotion to his fellow servicemen.

UK PAGAN POLICE OBTAIN SPECIAL MINORITY DISPENSATION

by Alex Kurtagic

The Times Online reported yesterday that:

Police officers have been given the right to take days off to dance naked on the solstices, celebrate fertility rituals and burn Yule logs if they profess pagan beliefs.

The Pagan Police Association claimed yesterday that it had been recognised by the Home Office as a "diversity staff support association" - a status also enjoyed by groups representing female, black, gay, Muslim and disabled officers.

TRUTH IN ADVERTISING

by Robert Weissberg

Since the 1970s government has obsessively imposed "diversity" on a reluctant public.

Unfortunately, the political equivalent of a "it's good for you" liver-and-cauliflower diet has not ushered in an Egalitarian Paradise, despite promises that a jumble of races, ethnic groups and sexes enriches everyone. As matters now stand, the unpopular mania rests entirely on admonitions -- eat it because it's good for you, backed up by government power ("if you don't eat it, Daddy will jam it down your throat!").

¡VIVA LA REVOLUCIÓN!

by Vox Day
"I want to start off by saying that the young man who spoke a little while ago was one of my students. And that made me so proud because I know that our people have strong leaders for years and years to come. ... We know that all of that is happening in the context of where we now stand is stolen, occupied Mayheeco. And the message that we bring is we want to bring a little bit more of a revolutionary context to this. Why is it that these people, these frail, racist, white people, want to keep us out of this country? It's not because simply of the color of our skin. It's not simply because they just want to exploit us. Let me tell you why. Because on this planet right now are six billion people, at the forefront of the revolutionary movement is the Raza!"
~Ronald Gochez, Santee High School, 2007
Throughout history, when an occupying power has wanted to destabilize and destroy a nation, it has settled a foreign people in its midst.

GORDON'S GÖTTERDÄMMERUNG?

by Derek Turner

As the UK general election campaign moves into its final 48 hours, the Conservative Party has crept into the lead, with circa 35 percent of the national vote and Labour and the Liberal Democrats jointly on 28 percent.

The Labour campaign, always lacklustre, has become demob-happy since Gordon Brown's gaffe of last week, when he was recorded describing a lifelong Labour supporter in Rochdale as a "bigoted woman." Three government ministers have now urged Labour supporters in Conservative/Liberal Democrat marginal seats to vote Liberal Democrat rather than Labour to keep out the Conservatives, and one Labour candidate has even described Gordon Brown as "the worst prime minister in the history of Britain."

THE MYTH OF THE OLD REPUBLIC

by Andrew Fraser

Pat Buchanan expresses the hope that "in the womb of white America" a "new people is gestating and fighting to be born." He is convinced that Middle America is already "beginning to assert its identity, unapologetically" as an ethno-nation alongside African-Americans, American Indians, native Hawaiians, and Hispanics.

In fact, what we are witnessing are the death throes of homo Americanus. Mr Buchanan recalls that another "new people ... the Americans" was born two hundred years ago in the colonial struggle to achieve independence from Great Britain. Then, the American Adam declared himself free of the excess historical baggage accumulated during the Dark Ages of Anglo-Saxon Christendom. Middle America is reaping the whirlwind sown in the revolutionary Enlightenment.