“Emil Durkheim’s 1897 diagnosis of “anomic suicide” describes the Columbine perpetrators as well as the 2016 San Bernardino attack by Muslim fanatics, the “right-wing” shooter in El Paso and the “left-wing” shooter in Dayton. They are individuals cut off from society, destabilized by change and despairing of their own place in the world. Such monsters always have been among us. But now we are cultivating such monsters by destroying the ties that bind us to each other, to our past and to our future.” —David P. Goldman
I was wrong, in an earlier post, saying that “little Beto…[took] a whipping” in the mid-terms. Instead, he came close to beating Cruz. I guess a lot of Texans (or else newbies from Mexifornia) want gun control, an end to fracking, open borders and Medicare for all.
That’s scary, but that’s what Beto the fake Mexican stood for, among other lefty issues. And with his $70 million from California and New York backers and the Mediacrats backing he came within 2.6 points of winning. If the east and west coasts can buy interior elections, that’s bad news for everyone.
Via Statesman dot com
Another thing classics professor and historian Victor Davis Hanson worries about is that the political divisions today are very much like the political divisions of 1861—the beginning, in that spring, of the American Civil War.
That’s because, like the political divisions of 1861, today’s divisions are geographical. Then you had the North versus the South. Today you have the coasts, West and East, versus the interior of the country.
That’s reflected in U.S. Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke’s campaign funding. Liberal Dimocrat Beto gets the most of his record-breaking $38 million, not from Texas citizens and corporations but from those of the East and West coasts, specifically California and New York.
Now Beto’s going to lose, sure enough. I doubt even he expects to win. But the point is that the liberal coasts are trying to buy congressional elections in the conservative interior to further their own national agendas. And that will create resentments that, if continued long enough, could turn to warfare.
“California has one quarter or more of America’s illegal aliens – as well as one third of the entire nation’s welfare recipients. With a population more than 40 percent Latino, it has become Mexifornia.
“The new California motor-voter registration law that took effect April 1 transparently is intended to enfranchise illegals, who vote 2-1 for the ruling Democratic Party, in order to dissolve the American nation into a borderless, bankrupt, bilingual backwater ruled as a colony by a global progressive government.”
So, with this metaphorical first shot at Fort Sumter, this transparent secession, will Trump send in federal troops to take over Sacramento and restore constitutional order?
Via American Thinker
UPDATE: More than a million illegals have received Mexifornia driver’s licenses.
The Sneed mansion in somewhat better days, i.e. 1936. Today it’s just a South Austin ruin surrounded by development. Even Wikipedia gets its history wrong, neglecting to mention that ol’ Sebron sr. was a Confederate provost marshal whose home was the rallying point for captured deserters and other evaders of the draft, and that the attic was used as a ballroom for parties and dances. Some of Sebron’s 21 slaves are nearby in a neglected cemetery that should be some sort of SJW monument to them and their plight but isn’t.
“Texas House Speaker Joe Straus asked the State Preservation Board to take down a plaque at the Capitol that asserts that slavery was not the underlying cause of the Civil War.”
It’s a sop to the liberals who recently won the removal of Confederate statues from the UT campus. And Robert E. Lee from Lee Park in Dallas which promptly renamed the park something or other.
Now they want all the Confederate memorials on the Capitol lawn removed. I’d be for getting rid of Jefferson Davis from the soldier’s memorial but keeping the soldiers.
In fact, keeping all the soldier’s monuments. They fought, after all, for comrades and family. But there’s no denying slavery was mixed in there somewhere. And the statue-removal crew won’t settle for half-measures. They’ll keep arguing.
Via Texas Tribune