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Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys:  Manhattan Infidel was the first respectable news source to cover the shocking events on the Island of Misfit Toys!

For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more.

“I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.”

The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here),King Moonracer, who has never read the Federalist Papers an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie in the box fights the powerCharlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more civil rights and liberalization of the Island’s political structure.  As Charlie said in a manifesto he had plastered throughout the Island:

King Moonracer says he is a benevolent king.  But where is our right to vote?  Where is our right to peacefully assemble and redress grievances?  Our taxes are too high.  His Secret Police spy on us. He has an insatiable sexual appetite and uses our Island’s virgins including Dolly for Sue (pictured here)Dolly just wants to be loved for his own pleasure.  And to top it off, he’s a Red Sox fan.  Fight the power!  Up with the Republic!

Needless to say the manifestos did not sit well with King Moonracer.  Unable to arrest Charlie-in-the Box, who had gone into hiding with the I.M.T.R.A (Island of Misfit Toys Republican Army), Moonracer arrested the polka dot spotted elephant (seen here in an undated file photo)The Poka Dot Elephant, an innocent victim of political violence and had him tortured to reveal Charlie’s whereabouts.  As the elephant’s toenails were ripped off, his trunk turned inside out and electrodes attached to his genitalia, his pathetic screams could be heard around the Island.

Reaction from the Republican Army was swift.  Dozens of the King’s Secret Police were shot.  The King, in an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday“, retaliated by having his troops fire on a crowd watching a soccer match.

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As atrocities rage on both sides the fighting shows no signs of letting up, despite offers from the King of a truce, with free bread and posters of David Ortiz to those who accept his pardon.

Currently 60% of the Island is controlled by Republican forces while the other 40% is held by King Moonracer and his loyalists, including Dolly for Sue, who escaped past Republican road blocks to reunite with her lover.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved” Dolly said in a farewell message to Charlie-in-the-Box. “King Moonracer loves me and he is kind to me.”

The I.M.T.R.A. for its part has declared Dolly a traitor and sentenced her to death “In absentia.”

The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys.

President Obama has called for a “Two state solution” with the Island partitioned into Republican and Loyalist sections.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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Left Pushing To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 Bill With Baby Killer And Genocidal Enviro-Statist

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Hat/Tip to Warner Todd Huston at Publius’ Forum.

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Hell bring the $2 bill back and put someone with female genitalia on that…

There is a new campaign afoot that is tickling the interests of the mainstream media. It is an effort to kick President Andrew Jackson off the $20 bill and replace him with a woman. Sadly at least three of the candidates do not belong on the list. One is a famous hater of men, another can only be termed a mass murderer, and the third was an important supporter of the genocide of African Americans. How is it these three women deserve to be celebrated on the $20 bill is anyone’s guess.

The campaign called Women On The 20, is, the group says on its website, is an effort to “compel historic change by convincing President Obama that NOW is the time to put a woman’s face on our paper currency.”

The group hopes to have the change on the money made by the year 2020, which happens to be the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, the one that gave women the right to vote.

One of the ways that proponents of the new face on the 20 hopes to achieve their goal is to have Americans sign a petition that would “force” Obama to take notice and make a decision on the proposal.

So, Iran is close to getting nukes, ISIS is damn near committing genocide, Putin is building up Russia’s military, as is Red China and these folks think THIS is what our President needs to be focused on??!!

The group has also proffered a list of 15 candidates from which website visitors may chose their top three. The list of candidates, though is in many cases little else but a cavalcade of leftists some of whom celebrated things that should disqualify them as the sort of Americans whom people should respect.

Here is the full list:

  • Alice Paul (1885-1977): Woman’s suffragette
  • Betty Friedan (1921-2006): Radical feminist
  • Shirley Chisholm (1924-2005): Politician
  • Sojourner Truth (1797-1883): Former slave and abolitionist
  • Rachel Carson (1907-1964): Environmentalist
  • Rosa Parks (1913-2005): Civil rights activist
  • Barbara Jordan (1936-1996): Politician
  • Margaret Sanger (1879-1966): Eugenecist
  • Patsy Mink (1927-2002): Politician
  • Clara Barton (1821-1912): Founder of the American Cross
  • Harriet Tubman (1822-1913): Former slave and abolitionist
  • Frances Perkins (1880-1965): FDR’s Labor Secretary
  • Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906): Abolitionist and women’s sufferage leader
  • Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962): First Lady and human rights activist
  • Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815)-1902): Women’s rights leader

Now, most of these candidates are personages worthy of being included in a list of candidates for famous American women. But three of the candidates are not famous, but are infamous and do not belong on this list of worthies.

Namely, Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger, and Rachel Carson.

Rachel Carson is famed as the author of the thinly researched and now thoroughly debunked envirowacko book Silent Spring. Carson’s faux “work” led to the banning of the insecticide DDT. Carson claimed it was a carcinogen and an environmentally disastrous. The the facts are that DDT helped kill mosquitos and save the lives of billions who otherwise would have died from malaria. Since its banning tens of millions have kept dying, most of them in underdeveloped nations. Rachel Carson is guilty of mass murder for her lies.

Next up is the unworthy Margaret Sanger. She is famed for coining the term “birth control” and is an icon for lovers of infanticide everywhere. But one of the dirty little secrets that the pro-abortion lobby refuses to accept is the fact that she worked in her chose field of eugenics in order to cleanse America of the black race. Sanger was little else but an advocate of the genocide of blacks in America.Sanger wanted to use abortion and sterilization to cull from the population a list of “undesirables” that mirrors the list the Nazis used to purify Germany. She wanted, for instance, to eliminate the mentally retarded and blacks from the gene pool of the country.Sanger was a disgusting, murder-supporting eugenicist that should be reviled.

Lastly is Betty Friedan, one of the founders of the women’s rights movement, wrote the famed book The Feminine Mystiquein 1963, a book that sparked a massive movement for women’s rights. But ultimately Friedan proved to be merely a man hater, some charge a racist, but most certainly a major liar.

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The State known as Iraq is gone

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Is this Iraq’s future

Hat/Tip to Newsmax.

“The country of Iraq is, for all intents and purposes, dead and has been replaced by three successor states,” former CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden.

That is what former CIA director, General Michael Hayden said to Newsmax.

“The state of Iraq as we know it is gone, and it’s not going to be reconstituted,” he told “The Steve Malzberg Show.”

“It’s certainly not going to be reconstituted by [Prime Minister] Nouri al-Maliki.”

But where do we go from here?

He said the only way out of the Iraq mess might be a science fiction-type scenario.

“[I’d] get in the way-back machine, go back three years and undo some incredibly unwise decisions that we made then. That’s really the nub of the issue,” he said.

“We’ve got three successor states there now,” Hayden, a retired four star Air Force general added. “As much as we might look for opportunities to keep Iraq together, we need to be prepared for the reality that it’s not going to stay together.

“We should snuggle up comfortable with the Kurds in Kurdistan, who have always been pro-American and actually have a functioning society and state right now. We should give help to the Maliki government, sufficient to settle the current conflict so it just doesn’t turn into a humanitarian disaster,” Hayden said.

“For example, there’s fighting around Beiji right now, the oil refinery north of Baghdad. Baghdad needs that for that part of the country to survive, and so we’ve got to settle the lines of this conflict in a way that Nouri al-Maliki’s surviving state, which I’ll call Shiastan, has Beiji within it.

“Then we’ve got Sunnistan, and that’s the state under the control of ISIS right now, and frankly, we’ve got to treat that as if it were a safe haven for terrorists and begin to think about it the way we had thought about Waziristan for the last decade-plus. That’s a tough message, and I’m afraid that’s where we are.

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Planet Of The Dupes

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Planet Of The DupesThe worst evils are committed not by those who know they are doing wrong, but by those who believe they’re doing right. So it is with the current American electorate, if not the Obama regime and its slobbering sycophants in the mainstream media, liberal hacks whose ongoing examination of the most radical administration in the history of the United States consists basically of, to quote Red Love author David Evanier, “Whatever they did, they didn’t do it.”

But even if Obama and his acolytes can fool half of the people all of the time, that leaves just as many who will be pushed only so far before they start pushing back.

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Far from adding to people’s standard of living, government is the number one cause of poverty in this country. It forces those who depend on its largesse to live hand to mouth, with no time or money to plan for the future. They become unable to fend for themselves—and increasingly resentful of those who can … Washington’s Republicans and Democrats alike have become the toll collectors on the road to serfdom (We’re now one step closer to America’s coming civil war)

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Government officials — our President included — know that they can’t just nationalize the entire healthcare industry. It’s too radical. Instead, there needs to be a great crisis first A “tipping point,” so to speak. And that tipping point is the failure of Obamacare. After Obamacare fails — within the next 18-24 months — our politicians will step in to “save and protect us” from the system. And, like a Phoenix rising from the ashes, a whole new nationalized healthcare system will takeoff. If you think this will never happen, consider this… “In the immediate future,” Utah Senator, Orrin Hatch, recently warned, politicians “are going to throw their hands in the air and say ‘It’s not working, it’s unaffordable.  And we have to go to a single-payer system where the government controls everybody’s lives.’ That what’s behind all this. They know it’s going to fail. It’s already failing. And it hasn’t even triggered the big expenses yet.”

… why would President Obama and Congress push so hard for a law that has already proven to fail? It’s simple… they want The Affordable Care Act to fail. They want the Federal government to take over the $2 trillion health care industry. In doing so, President Obama will cement his progressive legacy. It’s ingenious really. He knew he couldn’t walk into the White House and say “We need socialized health care, like what Canada has…” He’d never get it that way. The Affordable Care Act provides him a stepping stone toward his ultimate goal. (The Big Lie Revealed)

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One way to change the military’s political climate is the same way you do it in the nation at large: demographic manipulation … Minorities, women, atheists and the LGBT crowd … are reliable liberal constituencies. So what would I do if I were [a] hard leftist? I’d create a military climate friendly toward groups that are my constituencies and hostile toward those that aren’t.

… Barack Obama is a shadowy figure with a penchant for hiding his past (college records, etc.) … he has had avowed communists in his administration (Van Jones, Anita Dunn)… he seemed to belong to Chicago’s socialist New Party in the 1990s; and … according to former Occidental College acquaintance and ex-Marxist John Drew, Obama was a flat-out “Marxist Leninist” who believed in old-style communist revolution … well, one’s imagination can conjure up some interesting scenarios… (Is Obama Creating A Martial Law Ready Military?)

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totalitarian governments don’t work very well unless you have a dependent and defenseless rabble. Obama has successfully created a welfare state, with food stamp and welfare rolls soaring.  And, with Obamacare, he will put virtually the entire citizenry on the public dole.

In 2007 and 2008 when Obama researchers … unearthed Obama’s extensive radical background and warned us from the highest mountaintops to beware, most of us handed these guys tinfoil hats, figuring that if a Marxist did get into office, we had a little document called the Constitution to keep him in check and/or impeach him.

Because of a dumbed down public and two weak RINO Republicans (first McCain, then Romney), Obama was able to garner enough votes to gain the presidency twice. We’ve had a radical Marxist sitting in the Oval Office for over four years now.

… What if the Obama administration could disarm a large portion of the population—the so-called “progressives” who believe that guns are evil, and the dumbed down population who didn’t know any better?

And what if the only ones left who refused to give up their guns, who demanded that the Constitution be followed, and who demanded that the separation of powers doctrine be upheld (against Obama’s “I can’t wait for Congress to act!” meme) — what if the only ones left were conservatives?

And what if the Obama administration declared conservatives domestic terrorists, as they have basically done with a so-called “study,” Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States?: Those who are “reverent of individual liberty.” Those who are “suspicious of centralized federal authority.” Those who believe there is a “grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty.”

And what if the Obama administration could outgun their conservative enemies?

The Obama administration has amassed a staggering amount of bullets (over two billion rounds), most of it the hollow point, armor piercing variety, enough to kill every American, man, woman, and child five times.

And what if the Obama administration successfully banned “assault weapons” but was able to keep assault weapons for themselves (as they have already done) calling the use of AR-15s “personal defense weapons”?

And what if the Obama administration could nullify the Second Amendment from the portion of the public that were the most extensively trained, who were traditionally the most conservative—that is, veterans?

The Obama administration has sent out thousands of letters to veterans with the following:

A determination of incompetency will prohibit you from purchasing, possessing, receiving, or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions, you may be fined, imprisoned, or both…

And what if the Obama administration was purchasing thousands of light armored tanks to be used against its own citizens?  This, we learned over the weekend.

And what if the Obama administration ordered a fleet of “public safety” drones, able to pick up cell phone traffic, able to identify whether the target—that is, an American citizen—is armed or not with the ability to be easily outfitted with missiles?

This is something we discovered is not out of a dystopian novel but hatched by our own government, with a fleet of 30,000 drones expected by the end of Obama’s “third term.”

And what if there was a secret memo that gave the Obama administration the authority to kill any U.S. citizen at any time, anywhere, without proof, without due process, accountable to no one? Investigative journalist Michael Isikoff uncovered this last month.

So what if, unlike the Communists in Russia, the Obama administration wasn’t able to disarm its enemy—conservatives—but were able to easily outgun them, with hundreds of thousands of “personal defense weapons,” billions of rounds, tanks, and “public safety” drones?

Is a civil war coming between a totalitarian Obama administration and conservatives?

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Conservatives have an ace in the hole, and that is Barack Obama.

Barry is the most dangerous of morons, the moron who doesn’t think he is a moron. He believes in his heart of hearts that he is doing a great job — and nothing will convince him otherwise.

His narcissism will never allow him to give up on ObamaCare. After all, it is his progeny, his legacy. Isn’t it named after him? No matter how bad it gets he is not letting go. (Americans Must Suffer)

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Edward Klein, a former New York Times Magazine editor and author of a book on Obama called The Amateur, has written that Obama doesn’t learn from his mistakes, but repeats policies that make our economy less robust and our nation less safe.”

… [Obama] surrounds himself with like-minded and sometimes sycophantic underlings who reinforce his actions rather than testing his thinking against those who may harbor differing thoughts and perceptions. Vernon Jordan, the big-time Washington lawyer (and a solid Democrat), tells the story of a golf game in which Obama was partnered with New York mayor Michael Bloomberg, who also is in a very select group of true experts on the financial markets. Afterward, Bloomberg remarked that, through four hours of riding the cart with the mayor, Obama asked his golf partner not a single question about anything. (The Psychology Of Barack Obama)

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Obamacare is a government take-over of a huge chunk of the private sector. A concoction of lies that at their heart mean to drive private sector health care into bankruptcy so government cronies can pick up the pieces and earn all the profits.  (The 2nd American Revolution Is Coming)

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…Many Americans believe armed rebellion is on the horizon, according to a Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind poll … It found that 29 percent of Americans agree with the statement, “In the next few years, an armed revolution might be necessary in order to protect our liberties.” Five percent were “unsure” about that statement. Eighteen percent of Democrats said an armed revolt “might be necessary,” as compared to 27 percent of independents and 44 percent of Republicans.

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Americans are out of sorts, and increasingly they’re unhappy with the government. According to a Pew poll released last week, more than half of Americans view government as a threat to their freedom … only 22% of likely voters feel America’s government has the “consent of the governed.” (A Revolution In The Works?)

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“Whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it …”

More and more of us are determined to alter our government by denying our consent to President Barack Obama’s continuous discarding of our individual constitutional liberties (Second American Revolution Underway)

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Rumors of War: Are We Going to War Because of Saddam Hussein’s WMD’s?

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Would it be hilarious if we went to war in Syria, only to find “made in Iraq” on Assad’s chemical weapons?  Moonbattery has information that suggests the Obama might vindicate Bush!

It looks like our Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in Chief is now going to turn the US military on Syria, in hopes of dislodging the government, which would then be replaced by Islamist radicals affiliated with al Qaeda. The pretext is Bashar Assad’s alleged use of chemical weapons. Where do you suppose he got them? Here’s a strong possibility:

As intelligence prior to the invasion of Iraq indicated that Saddam’s Iraq had sarin gas and amidst large speculation that such weapons were moved to Syria, the use of sarin gas in Syria might prove to vindicate the Bush Administration’s assertions that WMDs were, in fact, in Iraq.

In January, 2006, former Iraqi general, Georges Sada publicly declared that Saddam’s military transferred large stockpiles of chemical weapons to Syria using civilian aircraft with the passenger seats removed. “There are weapons of mass destruction gone out from Iraq to Syria, and they must be found and returned to safe hands,’ Mr. Sada said. ‘I am confident they were taken over.’”

Sada, Hussein’s number 2 in the Iraqi Air Force, claims that 56 trips by two Iraqi Airways Boeings were used to smuggle the weapons into Syria under the guise of civilian flights. “Saddam realized, this time, the Americans are coming,” Sada said. “They handed over the weapons of mass destruction to the Syrians.”

In March, retired Lt. Gen. Thomas McInerney spoke publicly about the likelihood of WMDs in Syria and the high probability that the weapons were moved to Syria immediately prior to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

I remember news reports that there were convoys moving things unknown between Iraq and Syria prior to the US invasion.  Of course, those disappeared once the agenda became bashing Bush.

Of course, I have no desire for this war. It’s a contentious and bloody civil war, and there is no benefit for our participation.  Not only that, our government is supporting the worst of the two sides.

If this turns out to be true, theworld will never know.  The Obama administration will go into “lie and deny.”   The MSM won’t cover it.  But, the irony would be sweet-a nobel peace prize winning president of the US starts a war, only to find that is “warmonger” predecessor was right?

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Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

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For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more.

“I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.”

The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here),King Moonracer, who has never read the Federalist Papers an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie in the box fights the powerCharlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more civil rights and liberalization of the Island’s political structure.  As Charlie said in a manifesto he had plastered throughout the Island:

King Moonracer says he is a benevolent king.  But where is our right to vote?  Where is our right to peacefully assemble and redress grievances?  Our taxes are too high.  His Secret Police spy on us. He has an insatiable sexual appetite and uses our Island’s virgins including Dolly for Sue (pictured here)Dolly just wants to be loved for his own pleasure.  And to top it off, he’s a Red Sox fan.  Fight the power!  Up with the Republic!

Needless to say the manifestos did not sit well with King Moonracer.  Unable to arrest Charlie-in-the Box, who had gone into hiding with the I.M.T.R.A (Island of Misfit Toys Republican Army), Moonracer arrested the polka dot spotted elephant (seen here in an undated file photo)The Poka Dot Elephant, an innocent victim of political violence and had him tortured to reveal Charlie’s whereabouts.  As the elephant’s toenails were ripped off, his trunk turned inside out and electrodes attached to his genitalia, his pathetic screams could be heard around the Island.

Reaction from the Republican Army was swift.  Dozens of the King’s Secret Police were shot.  The King, in an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday“, retaliated by having his troops fire on a crowd watching a soccer match.

As atrocities rage on both sides the fighting shows no signs of letting up, despite offers from the King of a truce, with free bread and posters of David Ortiz to those who accept his pardon.

Currently 60% of the Island is controlled by Republican forces while the other 40% is held by King Moonracer and his loyalists, including Dolly for Sue, who escaped past Republican road blocks to reunite with her lover.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved” Dolly said in a farewell message to Charlie-in-the-Box. “King Moonracer loves me and he is kind to me.”

The I.M.T.R.A. for its part has declared Dolly a traitor and sentenced her to death “In absentia.”

The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys.

President Obama has called for a “Two state solution” with the Island partitioned into Republican and Loyalist sections.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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A Letter From A Former Slave, to His Former Owner

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History is a pure pleasure for me.  As most readers already know, my favorite period is WW II, however, I do know a bit about the Civil War as well. The evils of slavery, the death and destruction of the war itself, and then, the struggle of reconstruction did much to shape our history.  However, I caught something interesting on Memeorandum today, and it shows the struggles of that age in a slightly different light.  Here is a letter written by a former slave, in response to a letter sent by his former master.  

Dayton, Ohio, 

August 7, 1865

To My Old Master, Colonel P.H. Anderson, Big Spring, Tennessee

Sir: I got your letter, and was glad to find that you had not forgotten Jourdon, and that you wanted me to come back and live with you again, promising to do better for me than anybody else can. I have often felt uneasy about you. I thought the Yankees would have hung you long before this, for harboring Rebs they found at your house. I suppose they never heard about your going to Colonel Martin’s to kill the Union soldier that was left by his company in their stable. Although you shot at me twice before I left you, I did not want to hear of your being hurt, and am glad you are still living. It would do me good to go back to the dear old home again, and see Miss Mary and Miss Martha and Allen, Esther, Green, and Lee. Give my love to them all, and tell them I hope we will meet in the better world, if not in this. I would have gone back to see you all when I was working in the Nashville Hospital, but one of the neighbors told me that Henry intended to shoot me if he ever got a chance.

I want to know particularly what the good chance is you propose to give me. I am doing tolerably well here. I get twenty-five dollars a month, with victuals and clothing; have a comfortable home for Mandy,—the folks call her Mrs. Anderson,—and the children—Milly, Jane, and Grundy—go to school and are learning well. The teacher says Grundy has a head for a preacher. They go to Sunday school, and Mandy and me attend church regularly. We are kindly treated. Sometimes we overhear others saying, “Them colored people were slaves” down in Tennessee. The children feel hurt when they hear such remarks; but I tell them it was no disgrace in Tennessee to belong to Colonel Anderson. Many darkeys would have been proud, as I used to be, to call you master. Now if you will write and say what wages you will give me, I will be better able to decide whether it would be to my advantage to move back again.

As to my freedom, which you say I can have, there is nothing to be gained on that score, as I got my free papers in 1864 from the Provost-Marshal-General of the Department of Nashville. Mandy says she would be afraid to go back without some proof that you were disposed to treat us justly and kindly; and we have concluded to test your sincerity by asking you to send us our wages for the time we served you. This will make us forget and forgive old scores, and rely on your justice and friendship in the future. I served you faithfully for thirty-two years, and Mandy twenty years. At twenty-five dollars a month for me, and two dollars a week for Mandy, our earnings would amount to eleven thousand six hundred and eighty dollars. Add to this the interest for the time our wages have been kept back, and deduct what you paid for our clothing, and three doctor’s visits to me, and pulling a tooth for Mandy, and the balance will show what we are in justice entitled to. Please send the money by Adams’s Express, in care of V. Winters, Esq., Dayton, Ohio. If you fail to pay us for faithful labors in the past, we can have little faith in your promises in the future. We trust the good Maker has opened your eyes to the wrongs which you and your fathers have done to me and my fathers, in making us toil for you for generations without recompense. Here I draw my wages every Saturday night; but in Tennessee there was never any pay-day for the negroes any more than for the horses and cows. Surely there will be a day of reckoning for those who defraud the laborer of his hire.

In answering this letter, please state if there would be any safety for my Milly and Jane, who are now grown up, and both good-looking girls. You know how it was with poor Matilda and Catherine. I would rather stay here and starve—and die, if it come to that—than have my girls brought to shame by the violence and wickedness of their young masters. You will also please state if there has been any schools opened for the colored children in your neighborhood. The great desire of my life now is to give my children an education, and have them form virtuous habits.

Say howdy to George Carter, and thank him for taking the pistol from you when you were shooting at me.

From your old servant,

Jourdon Anderson.

As soon as I read this, I knew I had to republish it.  The letter has irony, sarcasm, and , more importantly, maintains a sense of dignity as well.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I did, and, as much as I think Mr. Anderson enjoyed writing it.

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September 11, 2011: Tenth Anniversary Post

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Throughout our history, our nation has faced many evils.  Sadly, man has the unerring tendency to engage in the most despicable of behaviors, all in the name of serving a “greater” power or cause.  It would seem that the United States has often been caught in the cross-hairs of these evils.   The very birth of our nation was predicated on the defeat of tyranny, namely, the “Divine Right of Kings.”  The nation was split, literally and figuratively, on the question of whether or not one man could hold a fellow man as property.   We, as a people, were horrified by the Rape of Nanjing, the attack of Pearl Harbor, the Death Camps of Nazi Germany, the Gulags of the Soviet Union, the Killing Fields of Cambodia- the list could go on and on.  In many of these examples, thousands of Americans died to end the atrocities.

Over the years, the evils that man perpetrates against man became something that we read about in the newspaper, saw on TV, or saw on-line.  We became desensitized to it because we thought we could still hide behind our oceans, and pretend it just happened in other countries-not here.  Of course, we had the occasional crime spree, serial killer, and even the World Trade Center bombing in the 90’s, but none of those caught the public’s imagination in a truly significant way.

Then came September 11, 2001.  All of us were going about our daily routines, thinking of nothing more than having a routine day. Then, we were shocked out of our complacency.

There was panic.

There was surprise.

There was horror.

Our hearts sank when the towers fell.

Then, something happened.  Something American-something good, came out of nowhere.  All over the nation people gave blood; volunteers from all over the US poured into New York to lend assistance; and Americans were more united than they had been in decades, much to the dismay of some.

On September 11, 2001, the United States faced evil once again.  And in the face of that evil, we were united. We became united in our Revolution, we were re-united in the Civil War, and we were united in WWII.  When we face evil, we seem to have that gift of setting everything else aside, and uniting along our common beliefs.  That is, perhaps, our greatest gift as a people. And while we should never forget the evil that was committed on that day, we also must be reminded that there is a second, more insidious evil at work.  The second evil consists of the forces that did not like our being united on September 12, 2001.  In fact, it was ridiculed.  It consists of the factions that do not want us to remember what happened on September 11.  It is the evil that wants us disunited.  It is the evil that would have us trade our freedom for security.  It is the evil that will explain away the events of September 11, and tell us that we should just let it go.  It is the evil that walks among us, and the evil that controls many of our institutions, and sits in the halls of power in this nation.  Remember the religious zealots that committed the atrocity, and do not trust those that would call it by any other name, as they are just as much your enemy as those that would kill you in the name of their god.

God bless the Unites States of America, and may we always be united in the face of evil.

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Brutal Civil War Rages on Island of Misfit Toys

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For years Santa had stopped at the Island of Misfit Toys.  But no more.

“I wouldn’t go near that place anymore” said Santa.  “It’s more dangerous than Mexico, Afghanistan or Detroit.”

The culprit is politics.  For years the Island of Misfit Toys had been ruled by King Moonracer (pictured here),King Moonracer, who has never read the Federalist Papers an absolute, hereditary monarch.  But not all were happy with his rule.  Chief among them was Charlie-in-the-Box (seen here.) Charlie in the box fights the power Charlie, who sees himself as the Island’s resident intellectual, had taken to reading the Federalist Papers and the Declaration of Independence.  Dissatisfied with his position as a subject he began to push for more civil rights and liberalization of the Island’s political structure.  As Charlie said in a manifesto he had plastered throughout the Island:

King Moonracer says he is a benevolent king.  But where is our right to vote?  Where is our right to peacefully assemble and redress grievances?  Our taxes are too high.  His Secret Police spy on us. He has an insatiable sexual appetite and uses our Island’s virgins including Dolly for Sue (pictured here)Dolly just wants to be loved for his own pleasure.  And to top it off, he’s a Red Sox fan.  Fight the power!  Up with the Republic!

Needless to say the manifestos did not sit well with King Moonracer.  Unable to arrest Charlie-in-the Box, who had gone into hiding with the I.M.T.R.A (Island of Misfit Toys Republican Army), Moonracer arrested the polka dot spotted elephant (seen here in an undated file photo)The Poka Dot Elephant, an innocent victim of political violence and had him tortured to reveal Charlie’s whereabouts.  As the elephant’s toenails were ripped off, his trunk turned inside out and electrodes attached to his genitalia, his pathetic screams could be heard around the Island.

Reaction from the Republican Army was swift.  Dozens of the King’s Secret Police were shot.  The King, in an incident now known as “Bloody Sunday“, retaliated by having his troops fire on a crowd watching a soccer match.

As atrocities rage on both sides the fighting shows no signs of letting up, despite offers from the King of a truce, with free bread and posters of David Ortiz to those who accept his pardon.

Currently 60% of the Island is controlled by Republican forces while the other 40% is held by King Moonracer and his loyalists, including Dolly for Sue, who escaped past Republican road blocks to reunite with her lover.

“All I’ve ever wanted is to be loved” Dolly said in a farewell message to Charlie-in-the-Box.  “King Moonracer loves me and he is kind to me.”

The I.M.T.R.A. for its part has declared Dolly a traitor and sentenced her to death “In absentia.”

The U.S. State Department has issued an advisory warning its citizens against traveling to the Island of Misfit Toys.

President Obama has called for a “Two state solution” with the Island partitioned into Republican and Loyalist sections.

Original Post: Manhattan Infidel

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