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Robert Elder, Calhoun: American Heretic, Basic Books, 2021; 656 pp., \$19.79 hardcover, \$19.69 kindle, 656 pp.

Robert Elder’s biography, Calhoun: American Heretic, is an unintentional study in national decline. It’s crushing to lift one’s eyes from pages about Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, John Quincy Adams, John Randolph, John Taylor of Caroline, and the great Calhoun himself, to flickering images of Joseph Biden, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Ibram Kendi. This book explains some of the reasons for our decline.

Calhoun lived at a time when men took the law, the Constitution, republicanism, and honor seriously. “The duties of life are more than life,” was Calhoun’s mantra, according to Professor Elder, (page 50) who gives us a striking image of a young Calhoun studying the cyclical nature of history, reading about virtuous republics declining into decadent empires. From an early age, he understood the risks.

Professor Elder shows that Calhoun’s thought is modern and relevant, especially on the problem of protecting significant minorities within a large republic. He notes that Lani Guinier, the first tenured non-white woman at Harvard Law School, considered the same problem in Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy. (540) With whites on their way to becoming a despised minority in the country they built, Calhoun’s theories have new relevance. He sets out a path for peaceful coexistence when there is little common ground. Ireland took that path.

Calhoun’s genius was to cut through the muddled language and (sometimes) deliberate incoherence politicians use to hide their real views. He thought out the logical consequences of constitutional, legal, and historical arguments. For this reason, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison admitted that Calhoun was “incomparably to be preferred to those Northern time-servers and dough faces, who professedly look upon Slavery with abhorrence, and yet are found ever ready to compromise.” (504)

Four of Calhoun’s ideas are especially relevant today. The first is that patriotism doesn’t spring from high ideals, but from citizens and the state having a mutual stake in each other’s success. In a break from the traditional Democratic Republican suspicion of central government, the young nationalist Calhoun supported the War of 1812. Especially outraged by British impressment of American sailors — little better than kidnapping — Calhoun wrote:

I only know of one principle to make a nation great, and that is, to protect every citizen in the lawful pursuit of his business. He will then feel that he is backed by the government, that its arm is his arms, and will rejoice in its increased strength and prosperity. Protection and patriotism are reciprocal. This is the road that all great nations have trod. (94)

While conservatives might think these are platitudes, Calhoun’s rationale is modern. Conservatives and traditionalists who believe their institutions are divinely sanctioned or morally unimpeachable can be blind to the interests that actually supports them. “Interest has a wonderful control over sentiment,” said Calhoun. “Even the more refined and elevated, the moral and religious sentiment may be considered as ultimately resting on it.”

Professor Elder says this statement would have shocked “republicans of the eighteenth century” but that’s why it’s important. Today’s subversives easily deconstruct Western institutions because too many conservatives think God or some great awakening will save those institutions. Calhoun’s eyes were clear. He’s part of the Machiavellian tradition, along with James Burnham and Sam Francis. He seems especially prescient when we see our current rulers selectively enforce the law and fail to protect property. Many whites think they don’t have a stake in the system and will benefit if it collapses. If the state treated them fairly, they wouldn’t feel that way.

Statesmanship reinforces the symbiosis between citizens and the state. The Republic is preserved when property holders and citizens trust the government. In Professor Elder’s words, Calhoun and others who supported the War of 1812 were incensed because “to be an American citizen was, by definition, to not be a slave.” Thus, “Calhoun and the war Republicans frequently portrayed impressment as a kind of enslavement that subjected free, white American citizens to the kind of shame endured by black slaves.” (99)

Calhoun’s doctrine does not serve everyone. Richard Hofstadter had reason to call him the “Marx of the master class.” Progressives would say his views bias the state in favor of property holders and current citizens. It means that non-citizens, those outside the state (Indian tribes), and those not represented by the system have no stake in the Republic. In Calhoun’s time, it also meant that the United States defended slaveholders and their property, putting slaves and even abolitionists outside the polity. (We should remember that Virginia executed John Brown for treason against the Commonwealth, not just for murder.)

This is all true. Professor Elder repeatedly notes that Calhoun took for granted that the expansion of American civilization meant displacing Indian tribes, and saw no contradiction between this and republicanism.

Calhoun even argued that common sacrifices, such as conscription, may be necessary to defend freedom. Freedom, he said, “requires efforts” and “presupposes mental and moral qualities of a high order.” Government derives what Calhoun called its “moral power” from the mutual interests of the state and citizens.

Calhoun’s second main argument is that America’s racially discriminatory policies, including slavery, unify white citizens, protect democracy, and mitigate class differences. “Calhoun held a lifelong belief in the wisdom of the people, properly consulted, so there is no reason to believe he was not sincerely committed to broadening the reach of democracy as he understood it,“ writes Professor Elder, “but as the future would show, Calhoun also understood that a common economic and political interest in slavery made a broad commitment to white democracy possible in South Carolina.” (75)

Calhoun thought slavery was so interwoven with American and especially Southern institutions that destroying it would, in his words, “destroy us as a people.” (337) He also understood a defensive stance in politics is always doomed. Thus, he defended slavery as a “positive good,” and called some inequality inevitable and desirable. “There never has yet existed a wealthy and civilized society in which one portion of the community did not, in point of fact, live on the labor of the other,” he said. In what Professor Elder calls a “brilliant rhetorical move,” Calhoun said slavery better provided for the elderly and infirm than ruthless capitalism.

This was brilliant because it was true. Antebellum workers’ tracts poured contempt on “men who stand and dole out pity for the southern slave but would crush with an iron hand the white laborer of the north.” One paper mocked the abolitionist pose of upper-class northern women: “Their tender hearts were sighing/As the negro’s wrongs were told/While the white slave was dying/Who gained their fathers’ gold.”[1]Quoted in Anne Norton, Alternative Americas, University of Chicago Press, 1986, p. 238.

Calhoun argued that slavery also promoted social peace and served white workers’ interests. “There is and always has been in an advanced stage of wealth and civilization, a conflict between labor and capital,” he wrote in 1837. “The condition of society in the South exempts us from the disorders and dangers resulting from this conflict; and which explains why it is that the political condition of the slaveholding States has been so much more stable and quiet than that of the North.” (339) Calhoun was writing at a time of major labor disorders in Northern cities and his message appealed “to the rank and file members of New York’s labor movement” and to workers furious about the “slavery of wages.” (404) In response to the slogan “no one is free unless all are free,” Calhoun might respond that no one has ever been free unless others were subjugated.

Calhoun offered a solution to the problem of class conflict by proposing almost deliberately engineered racial conflict, but there is one glaring flaw with Calhoun’s vision of the “stable and quiet” South: the danger of slave revolts. Even this becomes a kind of advantage, however — something democratic, because the ruling class must expand the vote to poor whites and let them serve in the military. Professor Elder says Calhoun “clearly viewed the peculiar institution as a cornerstone of the American system of government, a felicitous ingredient in the historical happenstance that produced American freedom.” (503) This made American republicanism superior and more progressive than the European monarchies. Slavery promoted republicanism by giving poor whites a stake in the system, rich whites a reason to care about poor whites, and both a reason to defend the government.

Calhoun’s third argument also derives from his racial views. He opposed admitting non-whites as citizens of the Union and the pursuit of empire. He generally supported South American independence movements. He favored Texas annexation but initially opposed the Mexican War. (474) He wanted to “inflict the least possible amount of injury on Mexico” and called for America to be “liberal and just to her.” He wrote against annexing the whole country. “Are we to associate with ourselves, as equals, companions and fellow-citizens, the Indian and mixed races of Mexico?” he asked. “I would consider such association as degrading ourselves and fatal to our institution.” Professor Elder says such opinions are “shocking” today, but admits Calhoun was “far more attuned to the mainstream of white public opinion on this than he was in his defense of slavery.”

Professor Elder writes:

He [Calhoun] could support taking Oregon, California, and New Mexico on the assumption that they would one day be filled with white people, and thus could be incorporated into the United States, even if they might be free states. But the United States could not conquer and incorporate a nation of nonwhite people without destroying its form of government, and it could not safely hold them as a province or possession because to do so was antithetical to the genius and character of that government. (473)

Let America’s current disorder and its record of trying to spread democracy in the Third World testify to whether Calhoun was right.

Professor Elder even writes that Calhoun’s “belief that the American system of government would be destroyed by an imperial project that would necessarily hand unprecedented power and patronage to the federal government, particularly the executive branch, is a salutary warning in our own era of endless foreign wars.” Professor Elder also credits Calhoun for noting that a taste for “subjugating neighboring nations” ultimately leads to citizens losing their freedom at home, a freedom that requires constant effort to preserve. Obviously, Calhoun didn’t forget his early reading about the collapse of republics into decadent empires.

Finally, Calhoun’s most consequential ideal is that of the concurrent majority. This, presented in A Disquisition on Government and in a Discourse on the Constitution and Government of the United States, is probably the most significant American contribution to serious political science since The Federalist.

Calhoun argued, correctly, that the Founders failed to anticipate the rise of parties and inadvertently created a machine that would let a numerical majority oppress a minority. Idealistic rhetoric about democracy is no protection. “Power can only be resisted by power, — and tendency by tendency,” Calhoun wrote in the Disquisition, sweeping aside dreamers who think the Constitution solved all our problems. Thus, the need for a “concurrent majority.” He worried about the need to consider each “interest of a portion of the community, which may be unequally and injuriously affected by the action of the government.” The nation needed “some other way by which its voice may be fairly expressed . . . [that would] require the consent of each interest, either to put or to keep the government in action.” (page 14 of the Disquisition)

Fort Hill, home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson. Photo credit: blahedo, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons
Fort Hill, home of John C. Calhoun and later Thomas Green Clemson. Photo credit: blahedo, CC BY-SA 2.5, via Wikimedia Commons

Calhoun also argued for the “compact” theory of America’s founding, arguing that the states had created the union. The federal government isn’t even a truly “national” government:

In all its parts, — including the federal as well as the separate State governments, it emanated from the same source, — the people of the several States. The whole, taken together, form a federal community; — a community composed of States united by a political compact; — and not a nation composed of individuals united by, what is called, a social compact.

The “concurrent majority” that would protect all sections from being oppressed by a nominal majority, would protect that compact. Drawing on the precedent of Sparta and republican Rome, Calhoun proposed a dual executive that would watch over the interests of the weaker South:

And thus, the presidential election, instead of dividing the Union into hostile geographical parties, the stronger struggling to enlarge its powers, and the weaker to defend its rights, — as is now the case, — would become the means of restoring harmony and concord to the country and the government. It would make the Union a union in truth, — a bond of mutual affection and brotherhood; — and not a mere connection used by the stronger as the instrument of dominion and aggrandizement, — and submitted to by the weaker only from the lingering remains of former attachment, and the fading hope of being able to restore the government to what it was originally intended to be, a blessing to all.

Some white advocates, especially those who emerged from conservatism, may seek to find a solution to our problems in states’ rights and federalism. However, Calhoun’s “concurrent majority” theory, even if we reject his idea of a dual executive, may be more relevant to our times. State and even sectional boundaries are less important to political coalitions than races and ethnic groups. References to “our communities” are now standard in public statements and politicians’ platitudes. Read America’s own official propaganda for proof that America is a coalition of tribes rather than a nation or even Calhoun’s union of states.

The question is where whites fit in. Whites, and whites alone, exist objectively but not subjectively, with anti-white hostility holding together the progressive coalition. For now, most whites lack racial consciousness, but there’s evidence they increasingly see themselves as victims of official discrimination. Whether or not whites see themselves as white, everyone else does, and in an age when being “colorblind” has become racist, white consciousness is inevitable. It will gain strength as whites become a minority, and the doublespeak about the Great Replacement will encourage it.

If whites become a racially conscious minority, it will be impossible to maintain the union without Calhoun’s concept of the “concurrent majority.” Professor Elder notes that when Calhoun “proclaimed the United States, not the Confederacy, ‘the government of the white man,’ it was possibly one of the least controversial things that he ever said.” [emphasis added] (546) The whites who built the land that non-whites hope to dominate therefore deserve a collective voice and a veto. Today, the United States is becoming a government of everyone against the white man. That transformation will not be without conflict.

Calhoun was not perfect. Unlike men such as James Madison, Henry Clay, and even Abraham Lincoln, he did not support the American Colonization Society. Nor did he appear to consider the Free Soil Party’s case for restricting slavery and protecting white workers. Instead, he took for granted that slavery was crucial for the South, and that defending and even championing it was necessary for its survival. Of course, whites would have been much better off without slaves, and anything slavery may have produced was lost in the Civil War and in the centuries-long depredations of blacks that followed.

Still, many of the issues Calhoun discussed may be returning. The federal regime expects our loyalty without offering security, let alone protecting liberty. At home and abroad, it tries to make non-whites fit white standards, and its “experts” then express bafflement when plans fail, from Atlanta to Afghanistan. “Americans” lack a racial, cultural, or even linguistic identity. Not surprisingly, most Americans believe their government — our supposedly sacred democracy — does not work.

Calhoun Monument, Marion Square, Charleston, S.C, 1890. Credit: Album / quintlox
Calhoun Monument, Marion Square, Charleston, S.C, 1890. Credit: Album / quintlox

Calhoun warned Americans that “[liberty] is a reward to be earned, not a blessing to be gratuitously lavished on all alike — a reward for the intelligent, the patriotic, the virtuous and deserving — and not a boon to be bestowed on a people too ignorant, degraded and vicious, to be capable either of appreciating or enjoying it.” What better epitaph could there be for our repeated disasters, domestic and foreign.

Calhoun’s critiques are therefore relevant in an age of multiculturalism, and show what a political voice for white Americans might look like under this system. If we don’t get a voice, and the Union cannot be preserved, Calhoun’s teachings will be important in building the country or countries that come next.

Notes

[1] Quoted in Anne Norton, Alternative Americas, University of Chicago Press, 1986, p. 238.

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  1. With whites on their way to becoming a despised minority in the country they built

    Whites were a minority in South Carolina, Mississippi, and Louisiana in Calhoun’s day, as well as in numerous counties in neighboring states.

    That’s like living at the garbage dump, Manila-style.

  2. My main issue with Calhoun is that he was oblivious to the role technology would play in disrupting slavery–even without a Civil War.

    Once machines could harvest crops more cheaply than humans, what did he propose to do with the slaves?

    They were a ticking time bomb that would eventually doom the Republic, one way or the other.

  3. Antebellum workers’ tracts poured contempt on “men who stand and dole out pity for the southern slave but would crush with an iron hand the white laborer of the north.”

    Except men were not only lining up to work for these ostensibly intolerable employers, they saved up for years while still abroad to pay for passage over. The lazy, cheap black man couldn’t even be bothered to pay his fare.

    …the ruling class must expand the vote to poor whites and let them serve in the military.

    “Let”? One of the most despicable acts of the Union side was the 1863 draft law that exempted blacks. But that was merely a copy of the CSA’s such law of 1862. White man die, black man play hambone. Incredibly, some Southern senators wanted to repeat this lunacy in 1917!

    Instead, he took for granted that slavery was crucial for the South…

    “Instead, he took for granted that [excessive negritude] was crucial for the South…”

  4. Durruti says:

    At home and abroad, it tries to make non-whites fit white standards, and its “experts” then express bafflement when plans fail, from Atlanta to Afghanistan. “Americans” lack a racial, cultural, or even linguistic identity. Not surprisingly, most Americans believe their government — our supposedly sacred democracy — does not work.

    This article is a terrible mish mosh by Hood.

    He attempts to fashion an individual who supported slavery.

    He attempts to fashion an individual who supported genocide against Native Americans.

    He attempts to fashion a support for the Imperialist dismantling of Mexico.

    He attempts to humanize Calhoun.

    Holy horse manure: In 2022, Hood supports policies that make Adolf Hitler appear to be a Democratic-Republican LIBERTARIAN.

    More separation of our citizenry:

    The whites who built the land that non-whites hope to dominate therefore deserve a collective voice and a veto.

    More than ‘whites’ built this land. Chinese, Africans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, and many other Nationalities labored and fought for our Nation.

    His message is to somehow enslave all non-European origin Americans in order to support our Freedom. This is one of Unz’ approved writers for his website.

    These Zionist Nazi theories appear to increasingly have a home here. I have no problem with that. Just allow the supporters of our Republic, and our last Constitutional President, John F. Kennedy, have our opportunity to expose these bastards.

    Thomas Jefferson lived in an earlier era. He wrestled with the contradictions prevalent in the young America of 1776-. Jefferson opened the door to LIBERTY, whereas Calhoun, Jackson, – (and others from the present), seek to close that door.

    Our strength lies within a Democratic Republic, with LIBERTY and justice for all! A Republic can only be formed (or Restored), by a struggle of the only Race on this planet, The Human Race. In our case, our strength lies in our Patriotism, and the sacrifices we are willing to make for our Country. All who stand together are measured in their souls, their honor, their bravery, and their generosity, not their ethnic origin, or religious preference.

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

    *recommended reading – Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage

  5. A quick search indicated this book has some pretty good reviews. Obviously the lovers of the Sacred Slavocracy love it, but surprisingly the other side generally liked it too, but with one reservation. Which brings to mind a very old joke:

    A stranger was being shown through a small southern town. The bank, it was pointed out to him, was owned by Mr. Cohen. So was the department store, and the town garage. “That’s a beautiful fountain”, said the stranger. “Cohen put that up,” his guide said, “and the library too.”

    “Cohen must be well liked and respected in this town,” said the stranger.

    “Except for one little mistake he made!” the tour guide said. “If not for that mistake people would now be pointing him out as ‘Cohen, the philanthropist,’ instead of ‘Cohen, the c********r’.”

    • LOL: Rich
  6. Bernie says:

    Would Calhoun want his statue associated with what Charleston has become?

  7. JR Foley says:

    Is there room in DC for a pair of experienced Real Leaders? Ono hales from Sri Lanka and the other used to reside near Baker Street–London.

  8. As usual for 20 years, the notorious “American heroes”. Who-
    ever does not touch the “JQ” is not only just a pathetic coward,
    but a consummate deceiver! How long are you going to bore the
    white race with this misleading distraction? Do you have no de-
    cency? Mr. Unz has more courage than all of you put together!

    • Replies: @house of lords
    , @PJ London
  9. @house of lords

    They don’t discuss this topic at all, but want to be “taken seriously”
    by white people! (Where do these people live, on the moon?) How
    long does reality allow to maintain this lie? It is quite clear, who is
    behind it: “mastermind” Jared Taylor with his unconditional de-
    mand “Not a single word about the Jews! Woe to you!” I have he-
    ard that he is married to a Jewess. (Can anyone verify this here?)

  10. tenz says:

    Though sympathetic to “white advocacy” I don’t understand or like the amoral tone of this piece. My impression is that Calhoun advocated slavery of blacks simply because he believed this was good for whites. And he also liked to talk about “fairness” and morality. Maybe I’m not adequately evolved as a political philosopher, but this seems idiotic and repellent. Black people are also people, whose interests and well-being must be taken into account (if there is such a thing as morality). Is it possible to be a deep thinker while regarding black people as mere objects to be exploited for the purposes of white people?

    • Agree: Durruti
    • Replies: @AndrewR
    , @TKK
    , @anon
    , @PJ London
  11. “There never has yet existed a wealthy and civilized society in which one portion of the community did not, in point of fact, live on the labor of the other,”

    Well we’re certainly seeing this claim proven today, except in massive reverse gear. Whites are effectively slaves in their own country. Tax slaves, debt slaves, slaves of a hate-filled societal order. I just wonder (((how))) this could have come to be.

    Sounds like much of Calhoun’s thought is an elaboration of UK LeGuin’s short story “Those Who Walk Away from Omelas.”

    • Replies: @Che Guava
  12. Anon[356] • Disclaimer says:

    Ending human slavery was due to availability of coal, i.e., fossil fuel energy slaves that worked more efficiently and more cheaply than humans. Human slavery will soon return as the US collapses down peak oil’s Net Energy Cliff. The Thirteenth Amendment already provides a legal avenue for slavery.

  13. JWalters says:

    Even a lion, when put in a cage, knows it prefers liberty.

    Those Whites who are furious at the thought of being enslaved, subjugated or replace by Jews, must acknowledge that Blacks will be understandably furious about their slavery and continued suppression.

    Calhoun’s arguments for the advantages of slavery are structural, so they also apply if Whites were the slaves and some other group were the owners.

    Naturally we feel more comfortable with someone who is more similar to us. If we are traveling and meet someone from our home town we will feel a kinship, even if we did not know them at home.

    The bond of family is stronger than the bond of race. And history shows even both those bonds together are not enough to prevent fierce fights. The strongest bonds are of friendship, based on shared interests combined with compatible personalities. Those let the good times roll.

    Here are some additional, quite interesting historical facts on the controversy over slavery.
    Frederick Douglass, Lincoln and the Fight to Save the Soul of America
    https://matthewehret.substack.com/p/frederick-douglass-lincoln-and-the

    • Replies: @Zachary Smith
  14. dfasder says:

    The state may impose, and or allow others to impose, on persons not citizens of
    the state, any form of servitude or subversion it wishes, subject only to the
    limits established by those who are in control of the state?

    Maybe its not white racial relations but, instead: Jewish racial relations the
    USA was instituted to protect? Its not non white races vs white race, as the
    Jewish elements would like you to believe, but non Jewish interest vs
    Jewish interest which are about to rumble?

    The strength behind the formation of the constitution was land grant and slave owners
    and their legal, corporate, and banking buddies. Colonial corporate trading interest
    (the West Indies Companies and other City of London financed operations) were not
    white interests, they were the wealthy interest, mostly European white Jewish? If so,
    the USA was instituted to protect those interest.

    The 16th amendment (1913) was ratified to promote Jewish imperial and colonial interest.

    The religious doctrine of Judaism and other religions preach that those not legitimate
    part of the group, are to be exploited for the common good of the included group.

    USA often fails because its efforts seek to make non-Jews fit Jewish standards,
    both at home and abroad.

    You did not state the race or religion of Calhoun

    • Agree: inspector general
  15. It seems as if Calhoun didn’t understand the extent to which slavery was an institution foisted upon the Americas by the Jew. Had he fathomed how much slavery was not a concoction arrived at by those with whom the institution rested at the time of his prominence, he might have seen it for the foreign infection that it was and striven to eradicate it at the first opportunity.

  16. America’s Greatest Political Thinker Since the Founders
    ——————————————————————
    America’s greatest political thinker since the founders was Andrew Jackson. He saved our country from the national bank during his time.

    • Agree: Haxo Angmark
  17. @Durruti

    “whereas Calhoun, Jackson, – (and others from the present), seek to close that door.”

    Please don’t be too hard on Andrew Jackson. He was not perfect by any means, but he saw through the evils of the Second Bank of the United States and did something about it!

    Thank you.

    • Replies: @Abdul Alhazred
    , @Durruti
  18. @Anon

    I do not for one minute buy into this “peak oil” stuff. Have you ever heard of the “abiotic oil” theory? We are pumping more oil now than we ever have and have not run out yet. If one stops and thinks about it, most of the areas around the world where one finds crude oil being pumped, those areas did not have an abundance of plants, etc. from which they supposedly decomposed and were turned into crude oil.

    Thank you.

    • Agree: Bro43rd
    • Replies: @Anon
    , @RoatanBill
  19. The greatest political thinker was H. L. Mencken. He knew the whole rotten mess was a scam and said so with a skill as a writer that has never been equaled.

    • Agree: Bro43rd, Justvisiting
    • Replies: @tito
  20. @Durruti

    Thanks for the corrective. One of the most startling things I notice is that moderns seem to view the past as some rosy place where politicians like Calhoun were not the inveterate, self-seeking serial liars that they are today. Four hundred powerful slaveholding families controlled the old south. They were obsessed with expanding the system because crop yields kept falling as they overfarmed the land with hugely profitable cotton and tobacco. They adamantly refused to consider replacing slave labor with low-wage European immigrant labor. So many imagined themselves as Old Testament patriarchs, blessed by their heartless monster of a god with flocks and fields and slaves and concubines aplenty. They perverted the language and symbolism of American freedom to justify defending and exporting non-freedom. Calhoun lied through his teeth about the War of 1812 being a crusade to support free trade: it was a land grab against Britain, which still protected its Native American allies under the 1783 treaty that granted America her independence, while that great world power was distracted by its 20-year war with France. When the aristocracy finally abandoned the pretense of democracy in the Union it was an act of sheer desperation, not of strength, because the south was slowly industrializing, and their oligarchic rule was threatened by the progress of their own people as never before. Tyrants all through history have known there is no tool as effective to silence domestic dissent as giving a war, transferring the people’s anger and frustration from their real enemy. Self-deluded to the very end, the slavocrats really imagined their perfidious allies in London would rescue them after they committed the unforgivable crime of firing on their country’s flag at Sumter.

    • Agree: Durruti, JWalters
  21. @Anon

    Devastating counter-example that disproves your point : the more Soviet Russia extracted coal and oil the more slave manpower it fed its gulags with. On the other hand there was no oil nor coal in the Russian countryside when Alexander III had freed the serfs.

  22. Anonymous[296] • Disclaimer says:

    The federal regime expects our loyalty without offering security, let alone protecting liberty. At home and abroad, it tries to make non-whites fit white standards, and its “experts” then express bafflement when plans fail, from Atlanta to Afghanistan. “Americans” lack a racial, cultural, or even linguistic identity.

    Right, all very true and very abstract.

    But there’s more to it.

    I’ve had relatives (most of them, in fact) killed or neutered by the anti-White people. Quite a few have seen their sons crippled by being unable to leave home due to anti-White employment discrimination, or marriages blighted by divorce laws, or romances/marriages blighted by the Feminist/Marxist idea that marriage is exploitation. The idea of “mutual benefit” is a lie. “Mighty beast” or “trip hammer” are concepts far better suited to governmental institutions.

    It all fits into Calhoun’s framework. To rephrase a common aphorism, “For one to love one’s country, one must be able to live in it”, “live” including having and raising children. Current demographics says that most people now can’t (and this includes all groups). And the paragraph above this one describes what life in the USA has been on an individual basis.

    And, yes, there is increasing discontent. It shows up pretty strongly in the comments of “unz.com”.

    • Agree: JackOH
    • Replies: @Rich
  23. Anon[356] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brad Anbro

    I’ve heard of abiotic oil. It’s hopium for nitwits who will be picking cotton again.

    The lack of a clear and irrefutable success in locating abiotic petroleum in commercial quantities is problematic. Until such examples are found, abiotic petroleum will likely remain a relatively ambiguous concept.

    Peak oil is a matter of extraction rates and flows, not oil formation theories. People that do not understand this difference should not be allowed to advice policy makers or plan for the future in the light of peak oil and the importance of natural resources for the continued well-being of mankind.

    Höök, M., Bardi, U., Feng, L. & Pang, X. October 2010. Development of oil formation theories and their importance for peak oil. Marine and Petroleum Geology, Vol. 27, Issue 9: 1995-2004 https://energyskeptic.com/2016/abiotic-oil-theory-and-its-implications-for-peak-oil/

    Net Energy Cliff. Or Seneca Cliff. Better look up those terms. And look up current production numbers; they’re down and peak oil is in the rear view mirror. https://energyskeptic.com/2022/failing-oil-and-gas-companies-a-sign-of-peak-oil/

    • LOL: Thim, Legba
  24. @Brad Anbro

    The snag with abiotic oil is its replenishment rate. It is produced at a fraction of the rate the world currently consumes oil. Fossil fuels are a limited resource better used as industrial feedstock for its chemical hydrocarbon content, not its BTU content.

    The only possible solution to the world’s energy needs is nuclear. The situation in Europe will eventually lead to someone mentioning that dirty word nuclear and then others will chime in to support the idea as it is absolutely the only currently known technology to make up for the fossil fuels the morons in Europe are denying themselves to put it to Putin.

    If the world thinks it’s going to electrify transportation, then, again, nuclear is absolutely the only option. The only question is will the political class keep screwing around long enough to tank the world’s economies with a dearth of energy before situational awareness discovers the solution.

  25. @Brad Anbro

    Andrew Jackson was a British owned traitor and evil pos who is unfortunately still idolized under mythologies that just serve the City of London and Wall Street.

    Here “How Andrew Jackson Destroyed the United States” by Michael Kirsch.

    https://larouchepub.com/eiw/public/2012/eirv39n49-20121214/04-45_3949.pdf

    • Agree: Cking, Durruti
    • Disagree: Rich
    • Replies: @Haxo Angmark
    , @Brad Anbro
  26. geokat62 says:

    “The duties of life are more than life,” was Calhoun’s mantra, according to Professor Elder…

    “Think for today, goy!” is Jewish Supremacist Organizations’ mantra, according to professor Kevin MacDonald.

    He notes that Lani Guinier… considered the same problem in Tyranny of the Majority: Fundamental Fairness in Representative Democracy.

    It’s the Tyranny of the (((Minority))) that is the problem, today.

    Let America’s current disorder and its record of trying to spread democracy in the Third World testify to whether Calhoun was right.

    Spread democracy? More like spreading globohomo and multiculti.

    Calhoun argued, correctly, that the Founders failed to anticipate the rise of parties and inadvertently created a machine that would let a numerical majority oppress a minority.

    The founders failed to anticipate that their first immigration act of 1790 would be exploited by a zealot and revolutionary group of people, i.e., they had no effective means of validating “of good character.”

    Read America’s own official propaganda for proof that America is a coalition of tribes rather than a nation or even Calhoun’s union of states.
    The question is where whites fit in.

    This should have been the recommended point of departure for this essay.

    What better epitaph could there be for our repeated disasters, domestic and foreign.

    Repeated disasters? Why, they’ve all been a smashing successes, goy!

    • Agree: Durruti
  27. Chensley says:
    @Durruti

    More than ‘whites’ built this land. Chinese, Africans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, and many other Nationalities labored and fought for our Nation.

    Sure, but they weren’t ever supposed to be citizens. Mistakes were made and we’re living the consequences of those mistakes.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturalization_Act_of_1790

    By definition other nationalities cannot simply join another nation, see the etymology of nation and how it relates to kin and birth. Your suggestion is nonsensical.

    nation (n.)
    c. 1300, nacioun, “a race of people, large group of people with common ancestry and language,” from Old French nacion “birth, rank; descendants, relatives; country, homeland” (12c.) and directly from Latin nationem (nominative natio) “birth, origin; breed, stock, kind, species; race of people, tribe,” literally “that which has been born,” from natus, past participle of nasci “be born” (Old Latin gnasci), from PIE root *gene- “give birth, beget,” with derivatives referring to procreation and familial and tribal groups.

    His message is to somehow enslave all non-European origin Americans in order to support our Freedom. This is one of Unz’ approved writers for his website.

    Insane interpretation that says more about your reading comprehension bias than what Hood’s article says.

    A Republic can only be formed (or Restored), by a struggle of the only Race on this planet, The Human Race.

    Race is real.

    “Now, there is no such thing as ‘man’ in this world. In my life I have seen Frenchmen, Italians, Russians, and so on. I even know, thanks to Montesquieu, that one can be Persian. But as for man, I declare I’ve never encountered him.”
    ― Joseph de Maistre, Considerations on France

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  28. @Durruti

    “recommended reading – Kennedy’s Profiles in Courage”

    JFK did not write that book–and that was factual error # 297514 of your post.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Profiles_in_Courage

    Mercifully you ended it at that point!

    • Replies: @Durruti
    , @Cking
  29. The guy had lots of terrible, wordy arguments to defend his own interests. Had he the smallest inclination to honestly, he would have said, “I have my money tied up in this shit and I’m willing to let others die to protect it.”

    If he had freed his slaves and dumped them off in Africa, he would have benefited the US more than anything else he might have done in his life.

  30. Che Guava says:
    @The Germ Theory of Disease

    U.K. Le Guin.

    The K stands for Kroeber, it seems both of her parents had the same surname, Kroeber. Some degree of incest?

    I used to like some of her writing. Suppose I still do for some of her stories. However, I only noticed that she was Jewish at first because so many of her short stories featured hating European-descent people.

    Then I noticed that her novel, The Disposessed, which I had read some years earlier, had nothing to do with the pretend anarchistic theme, but was only an allegory for the kibbutz times in Israel, except Israel is a barely habitable moon of this planet, with the two main polities on the planet based on the U.S.A. and U.S.S.R. spheres, and there are no Palestinians to drive out.

    The Lathe of Heaven was one of many Jewish S.F. novels or T.V. scripts copied from the style and approach of P.K. Dick. It is rather good, as are the two T.V. adaptations.

    She kind of wrecks that, though, by writing a very hateful essay, originally a speech, about P.K. Dick.

    Always Coming Home, I suspect that if I re-read it now, I would find a few irritating points that I didn’t notice on the three or so times I read it, but I really have to give her credit for sheer brilliance in that one, it seems to be a good depiction of what our bullshit infinite-growth system may become once the tyre has burst and the initial wave of savagery has receded.

    The thing to really make me dislike her was her reaction to Ghibli Studio’s version of Earthsea, it was too boring and P.C., so I never read anything but one or two short stories, I opened novels once or twice, in Japanese and English, but they bored me to death, never wanted to read them past ten or so pages.

    Her reaction showed that she hates east Asian people as much as Euro, it was really stupid.

    Ghibli must have paid her much money for the film rights, but all she could do was whine abt. how Ghibli made a typical Ghibli film of it.

    It seems that the main problem for Mme. Kroeber was the eyes. I don’t like the novels, so never watched the whole movie, but skin tones are varied in the ads. Maybe she hated that there was no absolute black, no hooked noses. Her whining lost her any respect.

  31. Durruti says:
    @Brad Anbro

    He was not perfect by any means, but he saw through the evils of the Second Bank of the United States and did something about it!

    The National Bank, (2nd Bank of the US), was replaced by State Banks. The State Banks were often more poorly run & more corrupt (History of the State banks differed from State to State), than the National Bank. Some of the new State Banks issued currency that had no financial backing, (worthless & avoided by the State’s own citizens). It proved easier for the citizens to keep their eyes on the operation of just 1 Bank, than to watch the machinations of dozens.

    Jackson was a Slaver, & Land thief. He plotted to rip Texas away from Mexico (in order to expand slavery there).

    He was not perfect by any means,

    Yes, far from it.

    Either Slavery is/was wrong, immoral, for all, or the door is left open for its reimposition.

    There is a Myth that Slavery was abolished after the Civil War, 13, 14, 15th Amendments. Unfortunately, Slavery was expanded to include all.

    Sixteen-16 hour shifts in the Coal Mines, (women & children working in the mines – for pennies), long hours and low pay in the new Factories, extermination of the Native Americans, more than 100 military invasions into Latin America, fighting wars to enable England’s elite to sell Opium in China, joining imperialist WW I, imprisoning Debs, expelling 6000 of his Socialist Party members (from the US), WITHOUT TRIAL (Palmer Days), and, culminating in the Foreign occupation of our country & the Murder Most Foul (Dylan’s song), of our Last Constitutional President, John F. Kennedy, – November 22, 1963.

    In 2022, We Americans are SLAVES (all of us). What portions of this do you not see? We have dozens of Banks, floating all around our country. You observe the conditions, political & economic we survive under. Have you observed our recent so-called ‘Presidents’?

    Decrepid ‘President’ Joe Biden, old, stumbling and mumbling around, unable to walk, or put a sentence together, unable to think, follows whoever points a direction, corrupt, without compassion for others, is America – writ large. And we have a VP, who cannot name countries, but gets along with Obomber.

    Biden is us! Biden is the ultimate TRUTH! Throughout the world, the elites, who dislike us the least, observe Biden; they understand, and They pity Us!!!

    Statesman Ron Paul elucidates, the American Puppets operate 700 foreign military bases & torture centers; our military & 16 Secret Agencies take up HALF our National Budget. Our Gauleiters send an unending flow of Wealth\$ to our Zionist Oligarch Owners. Prison maintenance is the largest portion of our State budgets. We have more Prisoners in our Gulag, than any other nation. What part of this do you not see?

    It is time we Restore our Republic, with its separation of powers, its delightful human chaos and bells and whistles, and with Democratic Elections (with only a little skullduggery).

    Dr. Peter J. Antonsen – nom de guerre, Durruti

  32. 6,666,666 says:

    Why cry over spilled milk now? Now all remains is to go along to get along, China style. Besides, we’re all going to speak ching-chang-chong in centuries to come. Nee Haoo!

  33. Durruti says:
    @Justvisiting

    JFK did not write that book–and that was factual error # 297514 of your post.

    JF Kennedy did write “that book,” Profiles in Courage. You have not an iota of evidence to the contrary. Quoting wikipedia, is not evidence, and would not be accepted as proof of anything in any Institution of Learning.

    Kennedy referred to his book, discussed it and its message, for the rest of his life. He was a Profile in Courage. He stood his ground – to the end.

    Mercifully you ended it at that point!

    I can be very merciful.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  34. @JWalters

    Calhoun’s arguments for the advantages of slavery are structural, so they also apply if Whites were the slaves and some other group were the owners.

    I was astonished to learn other “theorists” like Calhoun were advocating extending slavery to the poor ‘white trash’ in the years leading up to the Civil War.

    Clearly the promotion of race hatred by the wealthy White Elites was merely a useful tool to keep control.

  35. @Justvisiting

    Obviously they would be taught to operate the machinery….duh!

    • LOL: Justvisiting
  36. Gregory Hood is a fine writer, yet if he has written a finer sentence than this, I cannot recall it:

    The federal regime expects our loyalty without offering security, let alone protecting liberty.

    Bravo.

  37. It used to be that I was impressed with figures like these, back in my teenage and prepubescent age. Indoctrinated in the belief that Western Civilization has the Acropolis of Human history, and that men like these were the demigods or “mouthpieces” of the Deity, upon whom “shed His Grace on thee” notoriety.

    But I had some small whisper in a corner of my consciousness (not mind) that he was limited, his thoughts had elements very finite from which to construct concepts and theses. A very limited toolbox.

    I didn’t know then, but I was in my core, a Buddhist. From previous lifetimes and through my ancestors and relations, the archetypes are permanent; the “knowledge” or information you receive is much less than that. Nothing you hear or apprehend in this World is permanent and eternally meaningful, except for very limited exceptions.

    The concepts, constructs, etc., upon which the USA was conceived are themselves limited, not wholly ideal, and contain deadly flaws. As usually happens, large changes result in a carry over of unresolved or issues or unintentional errors. Already, Amurka had too many competing and contradictory forces acting against it. Number one was the blood virus disease of the Christian ethos and religiosity of the “Judea-Christian” heritage, belief system, cosmology, and parasitic drag. This closed loop system of value and reference would be its undoing, leading to the immanent destruction and dissolution of its integral and whole constitution.

  38. Anon[237] • Disclaimer says:

    Since Southerners are so fond of their Africans, can we Northerners give them back already?

  39. Notsofast says:
    @Durruti

    ….americans are slaves….slightly disagree, slave “owners” had to feed, cloth and house the slaves. todays slaves are usually given wages that don’t cover their living expenses, leaving them to be victimized by predatory pay day loans or predatory credit card companies. imo they are purposefully destroying the economy through covid and it’s phony supply line disruptions, ludicrous sanctions designed to backfire, followed by a massive spike in interest rates. combine this, with an artificially inflated housing market designed to make home ownership impossible for first time buyers insuring that they will be forced to rent for the rest of their lives. slavery ended when figured out they could make more money by “freeing” them.

    in the words of klaus schwab, imperial overlord: you will own nothing and be happy….if you know what’s good for you, now get back to work.

    • Agree: Durruti
    • Replies: @Durruti
  40. America is being destroyed in many ways by the zionist satanic one world government that has been cloaked in the UN since its inception and no where is this more evident than in UN Agenda 2030 and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs Population Division Replacement Agenda, which is a war on the white race by the zionist elites who control the UN ie the Rockefeller and Gates Foundations, the WEF, the WHO ie another UN front, and their zionist privately owned FED and IRS, all in on the destruction of the white race and America.

  41. Mefobills says:

    A constitutional King could have silenced Calhoun easily:

    The King

    We, the Kingdom, are going to rebate Morrill tariffs, and the south will not be out one penny.

    (Calhoun is silent, but is at full attention.)

    We are going to allow you to keep your slaves – for awhile, so you can survive the transition to industrialization.

    (Calhoun is still silent, but listening.)

    We are going to issue bills of credit to then help industrialize the south, so you can fashion your agricultural output into goods for your local economy, and export.

    (Calhoun’s eyes widen, because now he realizes that the South is going to get rich.)

    To drain the new credit, we are going to tax the site value of your lands, especially including the large plantations. Your planter Oligarchy will become diminished over time, but it will not turn into a crises for your economy.

    Negroes will be offered bills of credit to return to Africa. At final destination in Africa the bills are discounted (redeemed) for dollars, and said dollars can purchase goods made in the new industrial economy. This then employs white southern labor while simultaneously doing negro removal. We will establish a shipping company to move Negroes and Goods to Africa.

    Of course, this alternate-reality-world was short circuited at the Constitutional Convention. Franklin, “Maam – you have a republic, if you can keep it.” We couldn’t keep it, because it has glaring flaws.

    Article 9 of the Articles of Confederation 1781, (not the Constitutional Convention). Article 9 = Congress has the power to “emit bills of credit.”

    Constitutional Convention, six years later in 1787, Article 1 Section 8, the words “to emit bills of credit,” is erased.

    The new nation has to borrow its credit from privateers like Robert Morris, and the entire reason for the Revolutionary War (demonetization of Colonial Script) is overturned with a whimper.

    • Agree: inspector general
  42. KenH says:

    Calhoun might respond that no one has ever been free unless others were subjugated.

    And white are being subjugated so blacks and other non-whites can have more freedom and wealth. No whites are slyly being put outside the polity in the ongoing woke revolution brought to us by Jewish power and influence.

    Jews and non-whites have no plans to protect the rights of whites once we become a politically powerless and despised minority. It will be might makes right and winner take all which means genocide and tent cities for the surviving whites.

    • Replies: @geokat62
  43. Durruti says:
    @Justvisiting

    This is a slam dunk.

    Not one of your links is from a Primary Source.

    All the links are OPINIONS of individuals. Sorensen? “admits profiles in courage role” But did Sorenson write it? None of the less disreputable links actually make the leap – and insist that Sorenson wrote the Book. Kennedy haters make the leap. That is their right.

    For an accusation of this magnitude, you must do better. Kennedy Haters of the world unite! You have nothing to lose, but your soul!

    This accusation is worth a DETAILED article here at UNZ, or anywhere. Go for it. Prove it. I dare you! I triple dog dare you!

    According to you, John Kennedy was shot by the real author, who was pissed that he did not get credit for authorship of the book? Hmm! And Robert Kennedy? What was his crime?

    Profiles in Courage, even if written by Bob Hope, is an excellent read. JFK stood by its message, as he stood by his Obligation to serve and defend America, from his Service in the Navy during World War II, to his service as President of the United States, and defender of our Republic!

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
    , @JWalters
  44. Durruti says:
    @Notsofast

    .americans are slaves….slightly disagree, slave “owners” had to feed, cloth and house the slaves. todays slaves are usually given wages that don’t cover their living expenses,

    I more than slightly AGREE.

    After the Civil War, most ‘freed’ slaves did the same work as before, Sharecropping Cotton, Rice, and other crops. Sharecroppers received a Third of the crop they harvested. The ‘freed’ slaves had to provide their own housing and daily maintenance. Some Historians have written that the ‘Freed’ Slaves enjoyed a LOWER standard of living after the war, than before the war.

    We understand that Slavery is wrong; it is a moral crime. It must be opposed in 2022, as it was opposed from the times of the Roman Empire.

  45. AndrewR says:
    @tenz

    Yes we must take their rights into consideration, but our safety comes first always.

  46. @Zachary Smith

    The poor white trash has been a problem since the time of Cromwell.

  47. Richard B says:
    @Justvisiting

    My main issue with Calhoun is that he was oblivious to the role technology would play in disrupting slavery–even without a Civil War.

    My main issue with your comment is that you’re oblivious to the obvious fact that Calhoun couldn’t possibly have known with any degree of certainty how machinery would disrupt slavery when such machinery was still in its infancy of development and implementation when he died.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  48. geokat62 says:
    @KenH

    No whites are slyly being put outside…

    No whites?????

    • Replies: @KenH
  49. Calhoun’s second main argument is that America’s racially discriminatory policies, including slavery, unify white citizens, protect democracy, and mitigate class differences.

    While Calhoun’s views of slavery have a certain logic and sense, they are so narrow-minded and fail to see the big picture. US cannot claim to be a free republic with slavery. Also, the idea that some people must be enslaved so that others may be free is lousy morality.

    Using his logic, Europeans should have never gotten rid of serfdom.

    Lincoln’s views were better: Slavery must go because it is a stain on American Democracy BUT blacks must be relocated because they are savage, will kick white butt, reduce white men into cucky-wuck maggots, and turn white women into jungle fever whores. He didn’t quite put it into those words, but that’s what he meant. He was far-sighted and sought justice for all, whites and blacks. Slavery would end for blacks, but whites would not be enslaved by black savagery.

    Calhoun, in contrast, was smart within a stupid paradigm. It’s like oxygen for a scuba-diver: A complex system has to be sustained for man to breathe under water. It’s so much easier to breath above water where the air is plentiful and you don’t any kind of gear.

    Calhoun’s is scuba-diver thinking. He defends American freedom on the basis of slavery and comes up with convoluted excuses that may make sense within a narrow framework but fails with the larger framework of US as land of the free.
    Of course, Kendi X now makes the same argument, i.e. whites must be mentally enslaved and economically squeezed so that blacks can be free and have the gibs.

    Either way, it’s one people’s wealth and freedom based on the exploitation of another.

    US would have done better without smart fools like Calhoun.

  50. Thim says:

    So Kevin DeAnna discovered Calhoun. Relevant is the fact that Calhoun did not consider negroes to be people. He considered them to be somewhat evolved apes, but not people. A different species.

    Such views were getting common in those days. The brits largely considered the abos on those pacific islands to be a kind of dog, evolved uniquely over time on those islands.

    Wise men on all sides well knew it was idiocy to keep all those Africans mixed up with the whites. Several Southern States were majority African. It was absurd. Calhoun’s support of that situation was bizarre and suicidal.

    Calhoun had brains. Enormously intelligent, but a fool nonetheless.

  51. @Durruti

    OK–I am going to pretend you are my kindergarten student and walk you through this.

    Ted Sorenson wrote a book.

    In the book (https://www.amazon.com/COUNSELOR-Life-at-Edge-History/dp/0060798718) he said (about “Profiles in Courage”):

    he “did a first draft of most chapters”

    and

    “helped choose the words of many of its sentences”.

    Then another person put their name on the book as the sole author.

    I know this is a big word for you, so I will spell it….

    P…l…a…g…i…a…r….i….s….m.

    Good boys and girls do not do that.

    Now–go out and play with the doggie.

    • Thanks: Rich
    • Replies: @JWalters
  52. KenH says:
    @geokat62

    No whites?????

    Should read “Now whites”. I didn’t proofread the original very well.

    • Thanks: geokat62
  53. @Richard B

    I did consider the issue of what could Calhoun have known about future technology in my comments.

    The problem is that Calhoun was proposing a future that presumably would last many generations, perhaps hundreds of years or more.

    It is true that such machinery “was still in its infancy of development and implementation when he died” but it is not like it was going to be a wild leap of fantasy to imagine a future where slaves were replaced by machines.

    The early 1800s were a period where machines began performing many tasks that previously required human brute strength.

    Visionary thinkers have to have a wide vision–thinking about reasonable trends of future technology is a part of that.

    • Replies: @Richard B
  54. tito says: • Website
    @RoatanBill

    This just in: Recent research suggests strongly that black Americans actually are jungle bunnies.

  55. @Abdul Alhazred

    (((Michael Kirsch))). Of course

    the Jews hate Jackson and everything he did.

    by sinking the Second Rothschild National Bank,

    Jackson kept the country out of the Rothschild death-grip

    until….1913.

    • Replies: @Cking
  56. @Abdul Alhazred

    If Andrew Jackson was such a traitor, why did he put an end to the Second Bank of the United States? That seems to be very contradictory to me. Please explain. Thank you.

  57. @Durruti

    Saying that “Chinese, Africans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, and many other Nationalities” built the United States, is like saying a nail gun, level, circular saw, and many other tools built my house.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  58. bert33 says:

    I hope we get a latino president next, someone who is fully bilingual and can give his own press conferences. Slavery’s dead. so is Calhoun. Abe put it in writing…it’s over.

  59. @Durruti

    Dr. Antonsen (and anyone else who may be reading this),

    Thank you very much for the reply. I will try to respond to the individual things that you pointed out to me.

    As I mentioned in my post, Jackson was not perfect by any means. It seems that most of the people who do the posting here try their best to pick apart our previous presidents, with the apparent exception of Reagan, for whom I had absolutely no use.

    As far as slavery is concerned, I am quite aware of most of the ramifications concerning this topic. Most of us are truly “debt slaves” and I am indebted insofar as the mortgage on my residence is concerned. When I purchased the residence, I could have bought it outright, but I would have incurred a huge income tax liability had I cashed in my IRAs. That was the only reason for the mortgage. I have not banked at a “bank” in over 30 years; I bank with two member-owned credit unions.

    As far as this “Biden is us” is concerned – neither he nor any member of the U.S. House of Representatives or Senate represent me. NONE of them speak for me. I believe that both national political parties have been bought off 100% by the “Big Money Interests” (or call them what you will). None of them give a damn about me or where our country is headed. They ALL are part of the “system” and are not about to kill the goose that is laying the golden eggs (for THEM). The late George Carlin came out with a short video which, in my opinion, explains everything we face:

    In regards to Ron Paul (and other “Libertarians), what I cannot understand about any of them is that in their denunciation of “big government,” none of them ever say how the PEOPLE are supposed to be protected from the CORPORATIONS. Are the “states” supposed to do that? Ha!

    Your last comment – it is time to “restore our republic” – how do you propose to do that? What very few honest politicians we may have are too few in number to do any good. What can I do, besides to stay out of debt? I am powerless.

    I would appreciate any comments or suggestions that you might have. Thank you.

    Brad Anbro
    Bluff City, TN USA
    retired industrial electrician of 40+ years (United Auto Workers Journeyman Electrician)

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Durruti
  60. These comments are an incredible cesspool of shallowness and ignorance about American history. No wonder we are losing.

  61. Cking says:
    @Justvisiting

    Why do you say JFK did not write Profiles in Courage? Why the snark? Is that what the murky MSM is telling us? And the MSM is still telling us Oswald was the lone assassin at the TSBD at Dealey Plaza.

  62. “Calhoun thought slavery was so interwoven with American and especially Southern institutions that destroying it would, in his words, “destroy us as a people.” (337) He also understood a defensive stance in politics is always doomed. Thus, he defended slavery as a “positive good,” and called some inequality inevitable and desirable.”

    iu have no idea if god will permit the matter to be turned around. One hopes that the country will have a come to its senses moment. But if it includes the above standard as some kind eternal truth, I fear not. Mr, Calhoun could have opted to not embrace slavery at all. The argument as p0llaced is rather self serving, because point of fact, by his own accounting, even without slavery one had a class system which served as a foundation by some number being tiered downward. by embracing slavery, Mr. Calhoun embraced hypocrisy of the nation at its core.

    If one takes God seriously, at the top of his list for a future problem — hypocrisy. you do understand that this is the concept driving global economics — depending on those with least, who accept less for their labor. Thousand of illegal immigrants, would certainly entertain taking of US whites inform and elderly.

    Apparently, Mr Calhoun wasn’t one for counting the cost. The cost is the peculiar morass of social engineering that, claims there is no difference between men and women.

  63. Cking says:
    @Haxo Angmark

    I don’t buy everything the historians of the LaRouche organization are saying, their omissions regarding the organization of the Federal Reserve Bank, and WWI and WWII are inexcusable. However Michael Hirsch’s recital of the National Bank history may be right. It was Aaron Burr who shot Alexander Hamilton dead and Jackson who proudly declared he killed the National Bank. It deserves investigation instead of running with ‘patriot’ history. Burr, Van Buren, and Jackson were a cabal who worked for their own interests.

    Going through LaRouchepub.com history archives has omissions and treasures. https://archive.schillerinstitute.com/educ/hist/ahc_andy_jackson_treason.html

  64. Anonymous[285] • Disclaimer says:
    @Brad Anbro

    Your mistake is thinking that big corporations aren’t working hand in hand with the government.

    • Agree: Cking
    • Replies: @Brad Anbro
  65. Rich says:
    @Anonymous

    Anyone can have and raise children. Might not be able to go on 3 vacations a year, drive an expensive car, go out to eat every day, wear the latest fashions and go to the newest shows, but if you’re willing to live frugally you can have and raise children. Aa our extremely wealthy country has gotten so rich that the poor are fat and have cable TV, we’ve become a hedonistic society in which many don’t want to make the sacrifices necessary to raise a family. Caesar Augustus commented on the Romans, at their height, refusing to have children. The trap of empire and wealth.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Just Some JB
  66. TKK says:
    @tenz

    A quick scan of the Daily Mail today (the only news outlet besides Unz that prints the truth about the race of criminals) will show us:

    *5 blacks beating a food driver to death on his bicycle in the Bronx

    *A black man stealing a French bulldog out of a woman’s hands in Manhattan

    *A black man stabbing his white paramour to death because she left him in the Bronx

    *Black gangs in Haiti who have kidnapped and killed 50 people in the past 3 days

    *Black gangs in Philly shooting into a street, killing 3 people and wounding 6 people.

    What kind of suicidal impulses drives you to simper and fret over these “repellent” and amoral beasts ??As it is sentimental mawkish and self righteous fools like you who have run American into the ground.

    So ask yourself, if you have a whit of intellectual courage: Whose exploiting who?

    • Replies: @ThreeCranes
    , @Tenz
    , @JackOH
  67. Durruti says:
    @Brad Anbro

    Your last comment – it is time to “restore our republic” – how do you propose to do that? What very few honest politicians we may have are too few in number to do any good. What can I do, besides to stay out of debt? I am powerless.

    Your powers of observation are intact.

    [MORE]

    1. Decide what kind of society & gov’t you want (your values). You cannot begin without this.

    2. Re read the Declaration, & the Constitution (both written by Jefferson).

    ORGANIZE:

    1. Committees of Correspondence (communication with friends & others).

    2. Sons (and Daughters) of Liberty Self defense, defense of family, friends, rights, begins here.

    3. Minutemen (Freedom is not Free. It must be Paid For). Without a Restoration of our Republic, (which was destroyed in the Coup D’état of 11/22/1963, along with the assassination of our last Constitutional President, JF Kennedy), there will be no foundation for that Gov’t you mentioned.

    none of them ever say how the PEOPLE are supposed to be protected from the CORPORATIONS.

    We must aim high. Remember: we want a good honest Democratic Republic, – and never settle for racist, hating totalitarian misdirection. The Dream is the most powerful thing we have.

    Carlin was nice. Jimmy Dore makes me laugh. Contact at: [email protected]

    I will attach a suggested Reading list: For those free moments.

    Reading List for a Son of Liberty

    1. 1984 – George Orwell (get those juices flowing)
    https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/1984-george-orwell/1100009100

    2. Lost Horizon – James Hilton (the Dream) Also see the movie.

    3. The Sun Also Rises – Hemingway (America’s greatest writer)
    https://www.bing.com/shop?q=the+sun+also+rises+book&FORM=SHOPPA&originIGUID=7578651E8E7D427E916FB7DDBAF24A7E

    4. Any TEXTBOOK on American History (the older the better)

    5. Rabble in Arms – Kenneth Robert’s (Novel of America’s War for Independence) https://www.bing.com/shop?q=rabble+in+arms+kenneth+roberts&FORM=SHOPPA&originIGUID=533DE94206FF4AB6BC7E6A7FF5572E45

    6. The Birth of the Republic – Edmund S. Morgan (frank. This book & its author are History)

    7. Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Letters – Thomas Jefferson (He designed America. A Primary Source)
    ——————————————————————————————–
    8. Scum of the Earth – Arthur Koestler (his other books are also informative)

    9. The Revolution Betrayed – Leon Trotsky (a mix of dogmatism & exposé)

    10. The Black Jacobins – CLR James (what is his thesis? – his major point?)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Black_Jacobins

    11. Imperialism – Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov Lenin (a short useful description)
    https://www.marxists.org/archive/lenin/works/1916/imp-hsc/

    12. Profiles in Courage – John F. Kennedy (What is Kennedy’s message to Americans?)

    13. You choose the next reading – (define your direction)

    • Replies: @atp
  68. Durruti says:
    @Silence Dogood

    Saying that “Chinese, Africans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, and many other Nationalities” built the United States, is like saying a nail gun, level, circular saw, and many other tools built my house.

    Read what I wrote.

    More than ‘whites’ built this land. Chinese, Africans, Native Americans, Mexicans, Hawaiians, and many other Nationalities labored and fought for our Nation.

    “More than ‘whites’” All of us contributed.

    Drop the damn Racism. As Red Green says, “We are all in this together.”

  69. @Durruti

    Excellent post. Thank you. You only overlooked one small detail:

    Your tax dollars at work.

    Everything that worries current US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Nuclear Energy Sam Brinton and US transgender admiral Rachel Levin. By the way, the evening held at the French Embassy was dedicated to Bastille Day

    • Replies: @Durruti
    , @Cking
  70. @TKK

    He’s one of those whites who have reconciled themselves to a script which is all too familiar to residents of Manhattan in which they expect to be preyed upon by black armed robbers and have resigned themselves to handing over their money without resistance or complaint. After all, “To get along you must go along”, he tells himself.

  71. @Durruti

    Have you ever dug or pulled a tree stump out of the ground? Have you ever removed and moved enough boulders out of the soil to build a stone fence along your property line?

    Cause that’s what the early white, European pioneers did when they arrived here and were faced with primeval forest, which they had to clear before they could get in a crop. They used the trees to build their cabins, fences and for cooking and heating.

    None of the groups you listed contributed in any significant way to turning this country from wilderness into civilized farms. Almost all of the people you mention were Johny-come-latelys, showing up only after all the heavy lifting was done.

    Neither you nor they should have any say in how this country perceives or organizes itself.

    One of my ancestors arrived here from England in 1637 and another is registered in a Hudson Valley church as having been born here in 1636.

    You may eff off.

    Africans did a little, but had to be driven to do so. Lacking such motivation today, African men have reverted to form, i.e. parasitic “stinging drones” as Plato put it.

  72. Durruti says:
    @Agentinslacks

    They are a truly lovely couple.

  73. @Anonymous

    I am completely aware of that, thank you. What I am not aware of is how the “Libertarians” would protect the people from the corporations.

  74. JWalters says:
    @Zachary Smith

    I’m astonished to learn that. Thank you. As you point out, the white laboring class was played like a fiddle by the wealthy elites. At the pinnacle of the wealthy elite were the City of London bankers, who drove the South’s cotton industry to feed their textile mills in Britain.

    Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in the South and managed to become free in the North, was astonished to find the quality of life for the working class in the North was so much better than the miserable lives of the “free” white working class in the South.

    Slavery was forced on the Colonies by the wealthy elite of Britain, and met significant resistance from the start. An excellent account of the twists and turns in this story is in
    Frederick Douglass, Lincoln and the Fight to Save the Soul of America
    https://matthewehret.substack.com/p/frederick-douglass-lincoln-and-the

  75. JWalters says:
    @Durruti

    The Oligarchy never ceases trying to demolish Kennedy’s reputation. They don’t want the public to learn how he stood up to them, because they don’t want the public to learn about them.

    • Agree: Durruti
    • Replies: @Durruti
  76. Cking says:
    @Agentinslacks

    If this picture of Rachel Levin and Sam Brinton doesn’t show America’s submission to God knows Woke or what, I don’t what will. The Democratic Party must be terminated. There are no other options.

  77. JWalters says:
    @Justvisiting

    So in the end Sorenson says he “helped choose the words of many of its sentences”.

    I have suggested wording changes to the writing of friends, but I’ve never considered myself the author, or even an author, of their works.

    The bulk of the work in writing a book comes in doing the research, doing the analysis, deciding on the main points, the linkages between the points, and sequencing of them. Then there is generating the verbal/written narrative, often reworking it, and then refining it. Helping choose some words is typically in the refining.

    Kennedy’s earlier book, European Diary, showed he was quite capable of writing a literate book himself.

    You exhibit a peculiarly high level of arrogance for such a flimsy case. I’ve observed the same pattern elsewhere from oligarchy trolls.

    • Agree: Durruti
    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  78. Tenz says:
    @TKK

    Sure, blacks are far more prone to criminality and savagery than whites. I don’t simper and fret, and I don’t care much what happens to the (sizable) number of blacks who are violent criminals. I think whites should act normally and morally in response to disproportionate black criminality. But apparently it needs pointing out: Not all blacks are criminals. Most aren’t. And even if most were, it would be wrong to enslave blacks. They’re human beings, not objects to be used in whatever ways may benefit whites.

  79. JWalters says:
    @Durruti

    “This is one of Unz’ approved writers for his website.”

    Given Ron Unz’s personal contributions to debunking Jewish supremacism, e.g.
    American Pravda: Oddities of the Jewish Religion
    https://www.unz.com/runz/american-pravda-oddities-of-the-jewish-religion/

    I wonder if Unz prints these white supremacist articles precisely to bring these claims out of the shadows and let people spotlight their absurdities. If so, this article on Calhoun’s thinking is especially useful because it goes beyond the usual innuendo and cherry-picked facts, and goes into the logical and moral justifications for racism and slavery. This enables a real examination and discussion of the foundations of racism and slavery.

    • Replies: @Durruti
  80. Durruti says:
    @JWalters

    The Oligarchy never ceases trying to demolish Kennedy’s reputation. They don’t want the public to learn how he stood up to them, because they don’t want the public to learn about them.

    Nicely written. They are too afraid to understand/admit just why JFK was assassinated.

  81. anon[243] • Disclaimer says:
    @tenz

    “Is it possible to be a deep thinker while regarding black people as mere objects to be exploited for the purposes of white people”
    Pretty shallow when you consider that there are lotta black people who took over the ghetto for their own profit. By selling drugs and addiction.
    Not that is doesn’t happen with white people and a lotta jewish people. Good luck Hungary, one of the very few civilizations which voted in a leader who will protect his people first. If you can’t protect your own then you are lost.

  82. @Chensley

    Libertarians are seemingly completely incapable of Race Realism. They are totally sold on the “Blank Slate” dogma, and thus stalking horses for the Left, and its categorical rejection of Race Realism. In this way, they have become “useful idiots” for the Left, having surrendered any possible way to resist their fundamental premises, and the implications for social policy and political organization which they espouse. The popular belief that Libertarians are in some way politically on the Right is fallacious, root and branch. All else flows from this blinkered vision. They threw down their arms, and exposed their neck vein to the killing stroke. As advocates for whites, or their civilizational legacy and autonomy, they are a sorry joke.

  83. Yee says:

    A feudal lord who refused to see the unstoppable industrial era has arrived, trying to hold on to the last phase of a tyrannical backward producting system.

    The greatest… LOL

  84. @Justvisiting

    America should’ve done what the Irish,and Indians,would later do: As soon as you get independence, proceed immediately to the civil war!
    The slave owners should’ve been butchered and their slaves sent packing.

    • Replies: @The Anti-Gnostic
  85. atp says:
    @Durruti

    Thomas Jefferson did not write the 1787 US Constitution. He was not even a delegate. He was Ambassodor to France during the 1787 Constitution Convention!

    • Replies: @nokangaroos
    , @Durruti
  86. anon[243] • Disclaimer says:

    Dunno, but there may be a lot of true in that old saying: If you don’t protect the Mexican (or any other race) women you admire then you don’t deserve them.

  87. “By definition other nationalities cannot simply join another nation, see the etymology of nation and how it relates to kin and birth. Your suggestion is nonsensical.”

    Oyyy veh . . . define white and who qualifies.

    ———————

    We keep running from the obvious. There may have been a time when skin color really mattered, but that time has long passed. There are just too many exceptions that contradict the contend. What Mr Calhoun advanced — was about class. Most of you contend some aspect that x peoples did not build the country.

    And yet the record, makes it very clear, that others did indeed til the soil, clear the trees and stumps, built homes, added innovation. I hate to be a broken record, but many moons ago, before the identity woke clashes of today, I was encouraged to visit a plantation — I would encourage anyone to do so because its an eye opener about what others brought to the colonies, that we simply have never highlighted.

    Our national heritage and bond outweighs the attempts to diminish our value one to another. And n one has to hang out with anyone they choose not to. What the nation is overcomes such issues of skin tone, even if you buy the IQ skin color thing. I don’t buy kit, but what if it were accurate — so what. Lots of people are as I am “low IQ” that by definition does not prevent anyone from being a contributor to that nation self.

    https://www.encyclopedia.com/humanities/applied-and-social-sciences-magazines/skilled-labor-overview

    What we need at this moment in that sense of nation —

    swimming up river, I know.

    • Agree: Durruti
  88. anon[243] • Disclaimer says:

    It is just that even though you are armed and I am not. Even though, even if you have already threatened me, even if you have a weapon and I don’t, regular rules won’t apply. Do not threaten Children.
    Pretty sure these rules apply the world over. As they should.
    These are children, and we should all use extreme force to protect them.
    I don’t have any children or grandchildren myself, but the rule doesn’t change. Even if I were a wolf myself (Farley Mowat), the rules won’t change.

  89. Anonymous[232] • Disclaimer says:
    @Rich

    Anyone can have and raise children.

    But not successfully. The marriage is apt to fail, the place where the person lives is apt to prove hostile to kids (turns Black, turns immigrant), the primary education system destroys the kids (drugs, Structural Race Theory), the kids are apt to be unable to get jobs (hostile & inept university flunks them out, they are the wrong ethnicity), the kids can’t get their kids educated, the kids are the wrong political party for the company they work it, the company turns out to be run by deadwood and heavily supported by government, or the kids are in the wrong place at the wrong time and get killed, or . . ..

    I’ve heard the “frugal life” for my entire life. Ain’t so. “Frugal life” turns out to mean “bad neighborhood” with kids that will corrupt your kids. Getting away from that is, well, a full time job that leaves no time for paid work. Statistically, almost none of the Western population can do that without ending up on the street.

    So, I’d classify the “anybody” theory as wishful thinking. Oh, if it were only so. . ..

    And the point of the post is that there are very many people in the US whose relatives have dropped like mosquitoes after the DDT spray truck came around. They are as apt to believe the optimistic propaganda as I am, even if one believes the establishment polls on belief in the establishment polls. This seems to be contributing to rejection of the “proposition nation” hypothesis developed by Bloom and its replacement with the “mutually supportive” hypothesis developed by Calhoun and expounded by https://www.unz.com/ghood/americas-greatest-political-thinker-since-the-founders .

    • Replies: @Rich
  90. Richard B says:
    @Justvisiting

    Visionary thinkers have to have a wide vision–thinking about reasonable trends of future technology is a part of that.

    Calhoun was a 19th century politician, not a 21st century trend forecaster.

    And since when has a politician ever been a visionary thinker?

    Even the best of them back then, such as Calhoun, were far too involved in the social management of the contemporary world they lived in to make more than an educated guess about where things might lead.

    And even then their ability to get things done based on what they were able to foresee was severely limited by the nature of their profession.

  91. @atp

    As a result, upon his return he had to freaking force the Bill of Rights unto
    an unwilling ConCon – this particular chapter is not a glorious one.

    • Replies: @Bardon Kaldlan
  92. @JWalters

    “You exhibit a peculiarly high level of arrogance for such a flimsy case.”

    Sorenson said he wrote the book and put those statements in writing.

    That is not my fault.

    We owe each other truth about basic facts.

    Then we can get “arrogant” about our opinions.

    😉

  93. Rich says:
    @Anonymous

    I don’t know, guess it depends on your definition of a “bad neighborhood”. Where I come from, “bad neighborhood” means blacks live there. You can still find very White suburban villages throughout the country. You might have to commute longer than you want, but I know many people doing it. Divorce is a big problem and whorish behavior is definitely an issue. But, if a young man is willing to join a conservative Church, marry a Christian girl and make Christianity a part of their life, they can have a long term, successful marriage. It’s hard to believe, but I know many young people with children who are still doing it. It’s not easy, but nothing worthwhile ever is.

    • Replies: @Justvisiting
  94. Durruti says:
    @atp

    Thomas Jefferson did not write the 1787 US Constitution. He was not even a delegate. He was Ambassodor to France during the 1787 Constitution Convention!

    My sources:

    Who Wrote the Constitution: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson
    “Thomas Jefferson – the Father of the Declaration of Independence, and John Adams are both recognized as influential framers of the Constitution of the United States:

    John Adams and Thomas Jefferson were both undertaking diplomatic missions in Europe during the creation of the final version of the Constitution of the United States; as a result, neither the signature of Thomas Jefferson – nor that of John Adams appear amongst the names of the Constitutional signees.”

    A 1100 page text I used in one of my classes “Of The People” Oxford University Press. Author James Oakes & 4 others, devotes several pages to the creation/writing of the Constitution, and makes no claims as to its author. It implies it was discussed by many of the leading Founders, and was the result of a Consensus.

    Some of my favorite Americans: Jefferson, Tom Paine, JF Kennedy, Sheryl Crow, Joan Baez, Emmylou Harris, Willie Nelson, & the entire Brazilian & American women’s Beach Vollyball teams.

  95. Durruti says:
    @JWalters

    I wonder if Unz prints these white supremacist articles precisely to bring these claims out of the shadows and let people spotlight their absurdities.

    It would be enlightening to read a clear statement by Unz – that that is his intention.

    • Agree: JWalters
  96. @Zachary Smith

    Many white thrash were slaves indeed albeit under different names and by differently contrived laws to ensure they would never ally with the Afros. Actually at that time even a snow white skin was not enough to be classified as a White. Red-hairedness as was typical of the Irish was as debilitating as a dark or reddish skin.

  97. @Rich

    You might have to commute longer than you want, but I know many people doing it.

    It is interesting that the leftists haven’t figured out the trick of the “evil white racists”.

    Live in a rural all white area and work remotely–commute problem solved.

    When they do start to notice they may try to ban remote work as “racist”.

    • Agree: Rich
  98. @nokangaroos

    Some of the Founders gave him trouble for his relations with Sally Hemmings. His reply is brilliant:
    ” Sheeit if ah wants a hit dat bitch ima hit dat bitch, you haters just stan’ da fuck back,does ah hafta grab a nigga by da colla??”

  99. @Bardon Kaldlan

    Slavery will be the death of the USA. I hope the Southern planters are burning in hell.

    As my esteemed father said, as we looked at a slave market monument in Savannah, “What were they thinking?!”

    • Replies: @JamesinNM
  100. JamesinNM says:

    Human beings, including Calhoun, have many biases. God will have the last word at the final judgement.
    Matthew 10:28 – And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

  101. JamesinNM says:
    @The Anti-Gnostic

    Never allow anyone into your nation that has cultural characteristics so different that they will never be able to effectively assimilate in your nation. For that reason Lincoln intended to deport all the slaves.

    • Replies: @Corvinus
  102. Corvinus says:
    @JamesinNM

    “Never allow anyone into your nation that has cultural characteristics so different that they will never be able to effectively assimilate in your nation“

    You mean like when nativists insisted in the 1840s and 1850s that Irish and German Catholics were not welcome for their alien ways? Or how about the hordes of Eastern and Southern Europeans in the 1880’s and 1890’s who were deemed to be unassimilable?

    “For that reason Lincoln intended to deport all the slaves”

    When was that?

    • Replies: @geokat62
  103. geokat62 says:
    @Corvinus

    JamesinNM – Never allow anyone into your nation that has cultural characteristics so different that they will never be able to effectively assimilate in your nation.

    Corvinus – You mean like when nativists insisted in the 1840s and 1850s that Irish and German Catholics were not welcome for their alien ways?

    No, he means like how Jewish Supremacists won’t allow any goyim to immigrate into their apartheid state.

    • Disagree: Corvinus
  104. PJ London says:
    @house of lords

    Could you please explain why a review of a biography on Calhoun has or is expected to include a discussion or even a comment on the “JQ”.
    Yes, yes we all know that “J” traded in slaves, we all know that all the world’s evils are because of the “J” but sometimes we may think about other things.
    Not all people are monophobic, we also think about the other 99.94% of the world’s population on occasion.

  105. PJ London says:
    @tenz

    Unfortunately you not adequately evolved to make a cogent thought.
    At the time of Calhoun’s writing Blacks everywhere as well as indigenous people of all continents except Europe were considered the “White man’s Burden”. If you had ever travelled you would know that across all Africa, most of the middle east and all South america, “White men” are expected to lead and protect the natives.
    This is changing, not because blacks and others are becoming more civilised but because the “White Man” is becoming less civilised.
    It was a matter of honour that a master cared for, protected and provided for those less capable and less fortunate. Thus Charity for all was a tenet of the white civilisation for a thousand years. This has been destroyed by having ‘Government’ become the conscience of society and not the individual.
    ‘Welfare’ replaced Altruism.
    Today across Africa, and much of Asia, a “White” employer is seen not just as someone who pays wages but as a leader and provider.

    “We disapprove of slavery and the cost of the maintenance and upkeep of slaves. We prefer our English model in which we control the issuance of currency, and control of money, it allows us to control labor without the cost of maintaining it.”
Lord Baron Rothschild (private owner of the Bank of England. Quote 1849)


    Socrates “There is only one ‘good’ and that is knowledge, only one ‘evil’ and that is ignorance.”
    “I don’t understand or like the amoral tone of this piece.” you are right, you don’t understand, but your ignorance is not an excuse for denigrating the writer.
    There is nothing ‘amoral’ about Calhoun, he was far more “Moral” than virtually any of today’s politicians or media pundits.

  106. JackOH says:
    @TKK

    TKK, thanks, I appreciate your good comments here.

    There are tons of comments on this site that suggest to me at least that America’s Black-White “thing” is the #1 domestic albatross around America’s neck.

    1) Our misbegotten civil rights and affirmative action laws have unduly up-valued all Blacks at the expense of all Whites (and especially White men),

    2) Black violence, whether wholesale (as in riots) or retail against individuals, is the unacknowledged driver of #1 above.

    3) White acquiescence to Black violence has transformed prosecutorial and police failure to enforce and individual cowardice into some twisted bullshit affirmative virtue.

    I sure as hell don’t know how we can get out of this mess.

  107. @Rich

    Anyone can have and raise children.

    This may be written by one who has none.

    • Replies: @Rich
  108. Rich says:
    @Just Some JB

    I have children, my first was born when I was still just a young apprentice and is a grown man with a newborn of his own today, but I suppose anyone can write anything. For instance, a monkey could write, ” This may be written by one who has none.”

  109. N of 1 says:

    John C. Calhoun is a close third behind Murray N. Rothbard and Hans-Hermann Hoppe.

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