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Sunday, August 26, 2012

What Does Postmodern Alabama Have in Common with Paris and Berlin of Yesteryear?

Robespierre

A reader from Headland, Alabama, sent me an e-mail last week, and I think it deserves to be seen by more than just my eyes.

The reader asked to remain anonymous, and I will respect that request. He makes several profound points about life in postmodern America, especially here in the Deep South.

I will highlight a couple of passages that jump out at me. But other than that, no comment from me. Here is a Legal Schnauzer letter to the editor that says a lot on its own:

I am an avid reader of your blog, and I think that both you and I can easily see the decay in the Alabama political arena that will ultimately be the downfall of the state. To prove my point, all I really have to cite is the rumor that Bob Riley intends to run for Governor yet again and voice my opinion that he would be re-elected. He shouldn't have too much of a problem, with the funds already in place in the "Governor's Circle PAC," controlled by his daughter, Minda; Mike Hubbard and Del Marsh; reinforced with the sound backing of the likes of Mo Brooks. 
I consider myself to be more of a middle of the road person, leaning somewhat, perhaps, toward fiscal responsibility in government. But conversely, I also am proud to live in a country that will give a helping hand to those in need with the realization that, in many instances, those funds will never be recouped.
I live in Headland, which I thought to be a simple little town with good people who enjoyed going to the park in the center of town to listen to locals play music at the bandstand. Then I found out that this little burg is essentially the headquarters for the KKK (per the Southern Poverty Law Center website) in this area of the state, and probably North Florida and Southwestern Georgia. 
I guess what I am trying to say is that I, like you, have been condemned by acquaintances and others for my views that the Constitution remains the law of the land, and that there is more to it than just the Second Amendment. The First and Fourth Amendments are being assailed (or simply taken away) on a daily basis in Alabama, and yet, most of the residents continue with their Nero-like fiddling, never realizing that they may be next. I liken the current political atmosphere in Alabama to Berlin in 1938, or Paris in approximately 1782. 
All three have taken ultra conservative paths to create new "democracies" under which conformity with the regime was and is paramount. Berlin and Paris blamed the Jews; Alabama blames Hispanics. Everything in Alabama, Berlin and Paris is/was being done to "improve" the state, and assure that everyone works/worked toward the stated goal of "equality." And that equality seems to be a willingness to work for minimum wage. It is just that some people are more equal than others (such as the current crop of legislators) and those according to our current governor, who are members of the Baptist Church. 
The current attorney general can enter private businesses and seize property without a valid warrant; it was improperly issued by a judge who lives approximately 150 miles distant. The news media only reports "approved" dispatches, while failing to take note of violations of law. And, as I am sure you are aware, most persons in this state are ready and willing to do what I call a "Presentencing Report for God" on everyone but themselves as a part of their daily ritual. 
I too, deplore how so many persons in Alabama want the 14th Amendment to apply only to themselves and no one else. I can only wince at the number of persons who believe that citizenship should not automatically attach to any newborn whose parents are not current U. S. citizens. All I can say is that using that criteria would disenfranchise many of the founders of this country, including, but not limited to, Alexander Hamilton, Ben Franklin, Patrick Henry and Thomas Paine. And with regard to the virtuous theory of equal protection under the law guaranteed by the 14th Amendment, well, all I can really say is that one must remember that this is Alabama. The 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments are generally termed the "Reconstruction Amendments," and hence their inherent and historical unpopularity in this particular region of the United States. Again, this just proves that some people actually believe that they are "more" equal than others. 
As personal freedoms are usurped by the the state, those not affected continue to blindly cheer the new laws and trains of thought. About the only bright spot on the horizon is the realization that the regimes of both Hitler and Robespierre (along with their respective lackeys) ended in 10 to 15 years.

18 comments:

Robby Scott Hill said...

Any government that considers policy to be more important than the truth has become a totalitarian regime. The US policy of invading countries to obtain cheap oil & illicit drugs has resulted in the murders of President John F. Kennedy & Federal Judge Robert Vance, Sr. It This policy also resulted in the wrongful conviction of Alabama Governor Don Siegelman & the ruin of countless other lives. Welcome to the American Police State Comrade Shuler! Your local Commissar has decided that you will no longer report on political matters, but you may continue writing posts about your furry animal friends to amuse the children of this great nation until they are old enough to be shipped off to the next war.

James Greek said...

Bob does not deserve another term in the governor's mansion. He deserves a term in federal prison. I voted for him in 2006 and I lost respect for him after the bingo debacle. I will never vote for that fat piece of shit again.

Anonymous said...

Dear Headland Alabama et al:

In Marie Antoinette's cell, on Bastille Day, I sat. The space was concrete, dark, very small. There was a very small door-like opening that led to the courtyard where the guillotine still stood as a "tourist attraction," and I got to touch it, in early 1970s.

I was there studying "fine art" and also "art history."

The "Jews" are not "Jews," exactly and read Gilad Atzmon's "The Wandering Who," or Barbara Tuchman's "Bible and Sword" and it is better understood how the twist of information gets sold.

Also, the "Hispanics" are also not exactly the "Spanish Americans," and ethnicity is a real mystery.

News sells the ideologies and this has been forever.

The Romans truly wreaked havoc.

Marie said "Let Them Eat Cake," and as A HIGHLY CREATIVE PERSON, the 17TH child of her parents who loved her dearly, she was not as history portrayed her. CAKE was BREAD in those times and she did not understand why the people did not have bread to eat since she was told they were starving.

A revolution was made to order, just like in the Middle East today.

Her brother was into the same ole EMPIRE BUILDING.

HOLY DRESS UP. The key to the "owners" of the universe, so to speak, the historians write about the cultures destroying other cultures, et Cetera. "Biblical?"

GERMANY circa 1930s, well-planned "war," by the "Bible owners."

"KKK" "USA," IE EG Alabama ET AL!?

"... Joseph Raymond "Joe" McCarthy was an American politician who served as a Republican U.S. Senator from the state of Wisconsin from 1947 until his death in 1957 ..

TOXIC SHAME UNSUBSTANTIATED

... : a mid-20th century political attitude characterized chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by the use of tactics involving personal attacks on individuals by means of widely publicized indiscriminate allegations especially on the basis of unsubstantiated charges; broadly : defamation of character or reputation through such tactics ....

"... Given the Nazi past of Prince Bernhard (who had served in the SS cavalry until his marriage in 1937 to Princess Juliana) and in the context of McCarthyism in the U.S., it’s clear that the "issues of great importance for Western civilization" revolved around the struggle against communism.

Specifically Retinger, who was acting as secretary for the Bilderberg conference, served during the war in the English secret services (OES) of General Colin Gubbins. A Polish adventurer, Retinger found himself advisor to the Sikorski government in exile in the United Kingdom. In London, he livened up the small world of governments in exile and compiled one of the best address books in newly liberated Europe.

...................................

THE ONLY REAL POWER in the West is NATO. Everyone has the "choice" to either support NATO and be supported by it… or fight it and be relentlessly crushed.

. . . It was not intended to be a form of subservience, but recognition of the existing New World Order, in which all of Central and Eastern Europe now falls under the U.S. orbit. Russian membership would be a sort of peace treaty: Moscow would concede defeat in the Cold War and recognize the new division of the world. What you don’t know about the Bilderberg-Group, by Thierry Meyssan, May 9, 2011, voltairenet.org

Robby Scott Hill said...

The Hispanics are the scapegoats now because the Zionist Jews have become an important part of the Anglo-American power structure. The Zionist Jews have mastered the art of using our own money against us. The State Religion of the Confederacy, the Southern Baptist Church, has become the defense attorneys for the Jewish bankers & debt collectors.

legalschnauzer said...

Rob:

Speaking of debt collectors, I've got a piece coming up here in a few hours about a hamburger chain that is taking on a big debt collector. Gives me new respect for the fast-food business. Think you will enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

"America" is no more, except hanging by a few good "justices' threads" of honoring our "good law," the U.S. Constitution.

"We The People" are considered "UNITS" and INSURED in the UN NATO global dictatorship "New World Order," ALL "states," are beholding to the "Agenda 21," in varying forms. John Kerry's name is printed on the document, member of the "super committee?!"

Unless changed immediately, the worse is yet to come.

Upcoming elections are a sham. Fortune 500 traded and exchanged in every "government portfolio," which is A BIGGER THAN GOD AND BADDER THAN SATAN, reality.

Anonymous said...

Whew Robby, home run! thanks /rk

legalschnauzer said...

Rob:

You make an excellent point that my blog would have been fine with the masters at UAB if it had been about furry critters--or any among hundreds of other topics, including a favorable view of Bob Riley and the Alabama establishment. But I chose to write about, and report truthfully on, about the one subject that must not be approached--the blatant corruption that exists in our courts and our political structure, and it's driven by conservative/elitist members of both parties. The Republicans are far worse, in Alabama, because we still are a majority white state, and huge numbers of voters reflexively vote for the GOP (and against their own economic interests) because of race-based fears. And the mainstream press has pimped itself out to the elites, which might explain why large AL newspapers are about to go out of existence. Without a functioning press, and with hordes of reflexive voters supporting them, the elites can abuse regular folks pretty much at will.

I had concerns about Roy Moore or Harry Lyon as chief justice, but I'm convinced elites, of both parties, will be supporting Robert Vance Jr. He's nothing like his father, he has no moral compass, and big law firms love him.

Anonymous said...

Robby, yes the "Hispanics" are scapegoats and worse. The Mexicans have suffered and the crimes against these people, well there is no justice to EVER repay what has been EXECUTED onto that once enlightened country. My brother studied in Mexico City, 1960s, he was fluent in multiple languages. He is rolling over in his grave at what is done to the "Hispanic Peoples."

And the Zionists, yes, staunch Zionist Louis Brandeis and where are we with VIRTUAL CREDIT? FRAUD.

Appearing about 1934, the sleight of hand Brandeis' penned America's sovereignty to the MAFIOSO in charge today of America's DEBT and of course, we are the "cattle-goyim."

Always appreciate you, Robby Scott Hill, thanks, /rk

Anonymous said...

LS you have stood against NATO and that means you get to be the target of whatever can be imagined to shut you up.

The good news is, you are on the right side of history and NATO knows this to be true, or there would not be TROLLS sent to divert your indefatigable spirit!

/rk

legalschnauzer said...

Perhaps I should point out that reader "David" who recently has been labeled a troll by some is not a troll at all. He is a resident of south Alabama and is generally supportive of progressive ideals and has been a strong supporter of former governor Siegelman. I think some have mistaken him for someone else named David. Anyway, this David is someone I've known almost since I started LS about five years ago, and he's a good guy. He has a genuine opinion that some of our comments go pretty far afield, and he's entitled to that opinion. But I just want folks to know that he is not a troll. There might be other trolls lurking about, but this "David" is not one of them.

Anonymous said...

Please dear God do not say we have to listen to Riley again saying "I THANK THANGS HERE IN ALABAMER" oh my God close your eyes and listen to him.GOMER PYLE..

I guess I am the only person in the state of AL that thinks if you are here illegally your are a criminal.. You are breaking the law and we should send you back to the country where you came from and you get the proper papers and come here legally.. But that is what I believe.

Anonymous said...

LS, comments are not meant to be within a construct of boring, and that is why the troll label on the "David" who wanted the black is black and white is white.

Journalism, as you know, is not a journey other than to discover wherever the words lead, to bring as much information as possible.

Such a novel idea in these times.

David the good "troll," JUST KIDDING DAVID, gets to be out of the Goliath category upon bringing some of the best controversial pop up comments he can imagine.

No more mediocre brain chemistry can be allowed here in the US, we are truly not "safe."

Anonymous said...

... he has a genuine opinion that some of our comments go pretty far afield, and his is entitled to that opinion.

Absolutely. However, reading into his comment, there was in reality the too afraid to (1) open the mind to an/a/the opinion(s) as very uncomfortable in awakening to SPONTANEOUS "reality"; and (2) actually saying how we REALLY feel, expressing the absolute truth in how emotionally bankrupt we've been intentionally jacked into, and here we are ...

.... an impotent majority and how tragic this reality is.

David wanted to do as you used to do, in the past, institutionalized stylized. You're not that caught up in the formalized older forum, now, and this is where the tough turning point arrives.

"baguazhang"

When we get out of our own way and become "the hollow bamboo," as the greatest of all "geniuses" do, then we are not afraid to embrace the uncomfortable reality of a spontaneity which is true genius, and absolutely FREE form.

best/rk

Anonymous said...

Gotta say it Roger, in reading

Maximilien de Robespierre --

"... In July 1794, Robespierre was evicted from the Convention and accused of dictatorship and tyranny. The members voted his eviction and his death at the same time, without allowing him to defend himself. The same day, he was decapitated under the ovation of the people of Paris. His death was the symbol of the end of the Terror and the end of the democratic movement at the same time.

WOW! In my experience, we are mostly in a vacuum of "reality." Because of the fact, we actually have to travel to the country of origin and study the history there, in the language, for an actual "journalistic" honor of the five w's and one h. ??

Our world is upside down and backwards and language is the antidote. YET: HOW in the world did our numbed down get a "pass" as though OK, to NOT say what we really feel/!?

We are America, freedom of speech.

Let us face the crisis line here, dial 9-1-1, coming right up, AND before it rings, what do the people do, Mr. JOURNALIST???

"The Courage To Create, Rollo May?"

I dunno what to think about this guy Maximilien de Robespierre, unless I suffer myself to attempt reading French history about him and this right now is an ouch. /rk

e.a.f. said...

I would suggest the nice think about it all is that Hitler & Robispear all are dead. Eventually people do see the light & the revolution begins. With all the guns & amno in the U.S.A. that won't be difficult.

The amount of corruption in Alabama & other places are due largely to the voters who permit it to happen. Citizens need to be engaged in the political structure of their town, state, country,.

Is Robbie Scott Hill being sarcastic or is he for real? If he is for real, well we know the problem in the U.S.A.

David in S. Alabama said...

Thank you Roger. For thia and future posts I will be David in S. Alabama.

I am intrigued by your correspondant from Headland's 1st paragraph about Bob Riley. He holds the distinction of being more corrupt than Jim Folsom, George Wallace,and Fob James all rolled together.

The comment about the Governor's Circle PAC is interesting. Either he got the name wrong or something funky is going on. The current PAQ list downloadable from the the AL Sec. of State website doesn't list name nor does their searchable database. This needs looking into.

PS I've called a lot things but never a troll.

Anonymous said...

Although the link below is from another blog, I was able to find it in less than 30 seconds. For those of you who do not remember the PAC, it was the one that Riley headquartered out of the Governor's mansion under the guise of "saving (you) the taxpayer money."

This same PAC recently garnered bad press for making campaign contributions that were made illegal under the Alabama Ethics legislation pushed through by Riley just before he left office. Minda signed the check, with defacto control remaining with Mike Hubbard and Del Marsh. The press eventually reported that an "accounting error" had been made, and that steps had been put in place to ensure that a similar occurrence would not take place in the future. In my opinion, this is Riley-speak for we put the blame on some low level person, fired him/her, then went on with business as usual. What is even more hilarious is that you, as a citizen, taxpayer and resident of Alabama must get an appointment and permission to speak with your legislator, while Riley (who now spends most of his time in a $500,000 condo in Longboat Key, near Sarasota, Florida) can enter our State House at will and his convenience as past Governor (and current lobbyist) to provide his august "advice" on pending legislation.

http://www.politicalparlor.net/wp/2011/03/03/riley-co-look-to-move-outside-of-party-framework/