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A Pledge of (Non-)Allegiance

November 8, 2012


BRENDA writes:

My husband Daniel wrote this out the morning after the election and shared it with me. Some of it forced a bit of wry laughter out of me, but in truth, it really is no laughing matter:

“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the Banana Republic for which it has become, one nation, under siege, indefensible, with liberalism and social justice for all.”


The Economic Picture under Obama

November 8, 2012


COMMODITIES trader and blogger Dan Norcini makes some predictions. He writes:

An energy rich nation, blessed by Providence with an abundance of oil, will see its federal lands shut off to any drilling. Any hope for a pipeline delivering Canadian crude to the lower 48 has now withered and died on the vine. China – enjoy that Canadian oil because we are not going to see any of it.

The Dollar, while getting a respite today due to the fact that a near panic has seized upon the investor class, is destined to further weaken, resulting in higher prices for the basics of life such as food and energy. The fiscal cliff is drawing ever nearer with the very real possibility, nay strike that, probability, that the rating agencies will further downgrade the U.S. credit standing.


If you have any doubt as to what the markets believe the result of this election is, take a look at the following chart of the S&P 500, the broader measurement of the US stock market. The collapse in the equity markets tells us everything that we need to know about the election results as far as the impact on the economy goes.


Blacks Vote Monolithically

November 8, 2012


ALL of Romney’s arguments about the economy did nothing to impress the black voters of Philadelphia, where the unemployment rate is about 11 percent. According to, in some wards Obama received MORE THAN 99 PERCENT of the vote. There was as little disagreement or dissension as if, say, an armored truck had shown up in the neighborhood and started handing out cash.

In the Fourth Ward, Obama received 9,955 votes and Romney, a total of 55. Black resistance to homosexual “marriage,” which Obama supports, is non-existent in these places. Blacks don’t think when they vote. They follow. There are few black rebels and many, if not most, blacks have probably never met someone who dissented from the prevailing view. Ideologically, they are the most conformist people on earth. And yet their conformism is considered a virtue by liberals, who secretly think so little of blacks they are not surprised at their herd-like behavior. Read More »


As Liberalism Leads Us over the Edge

November 8, 2012


KRISTOR writes:

I thought Romney would win comfortably. And because I have been more and more impressed with how decent, normal, upright and generous a man he seems to be (not to mention intelligent, skilled, and experienced), I had begun to feel that he had a real shot at deflecting us from the course toward the precipice, despite his liberalism.

Now, I see that we are going to go over.

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Going Solzhenitsyn

November 8, 2012


AT The Oculus Report, Robert S. Oculus III writes:

The election is over. The Revolutionary candidate has won. Stop whining. Stop crying. Face reality and deal with it. The Revolution has triumphed, and the majority has confirmed its power. We who oppose it are now the reactionaries, the kulaks, the bourgeois, the Hated Minority.

With that in mind, here are the Rules we now have to live by — rules proven over and over again through the ages by Hated Minorities everywhere. Read More »


November 8, 2012


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Politics are Personal

November 8, 2012


ALSO AT VFR, the commenter Buck wrote yesterday:

I honestly believe that I’m a changed man this morning. I made up my mind. A host of my personal relationship[s] will change today, for good. Many of my casual but regular acquaintances end today. I was secretly harboring a hope, what I saw as a thin and final hope and which was actually animating me as the election approached; that a sufficient remnant of America remained. I’m done with that tiny bit of self-deception.

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Truth-Telling Becomes More Important

November 8, 2012


LAWRENCE AUSTER writes in an entry about the election:

[E]ven if America as it has existed is over, it has not simply disappeared. Oblivion would be simple. What has happened is far more complicated and threatening than mere oblivion, namely that America has been replaced by a lawless leftist regime that intends our harm and will imminently be doing all kinds of things to harm us. So we can’t simply ignore politics, can we? When the countries of Eastern and Central Europe were taken over by the U.S.S.R., did anti-Communists simply give up and stop resisting Communist rule in whatever means were available to them, even if those means were just intellectual? Because the historical civilization of Russia had been destroyed by Communism, would my acquaintance have advised Alexander Solzenitsyn not to write his books exposing Communist evil and laying out the principles of moral and social order?


Leaving Home

November 8, 2012


LILY writes:

I am a 29-year-old woman. I’ve never finished college, I don’t make much money, and I don’t have access to power or inside information, but even I knew this Republican defeat was coming. I tried to explain this to my husband (who is Welsh) yesterday in the car, but he just didn’t understand. I know that there is no place left for me or people like me: middle class, white, married. The country I was born in is not what I was always shown it was. I feel bitter, and sad, and also angry that my elders took my future and the future that should’ve been my children’s away from us. I cried yesterday, I could barely sleep the night before, but I know in my heart it’s of no use. My country doesn’t want me anymore.

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