Revolutionaries and Reparations

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Photo above: Airbus A-400M, used to deploy French parachute regiments, who have reinvented the star – last article on this blog post.

 

Welcome to your Sunday Sermonette – Isn’t it time for black people to give back? What about reparations?

The only question is how much should the descendants of hundreds of thousands of Union soldiers who died or were wounded to free negro slaves be paid by the descendants of the slaves who were freed.

 

Trends in US National Elections

How has your state has shifted?

 

Revolutionaries

Normally I don’t post the drivel from the angry negroes but I decided to do it here for shits and giggles. Many revolutionaries are in it to get laid, and apparently it works. Some of these morons go to school, some check into camps in the Middle East. Eldridge Cleaver did that, saw what it was actually about, came back to the US, a re-born conservative, joined the Mormon Church and fought against them. His story was an interesting one to review historically.

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The Revolutionary Abolitionist Movement is a political movement dedicated to freeing people from bondage and building resistance in the United States. We situate our political movement in the context of the abolitionist struggle against slavery and continue in the tradition, from Nat Turner to the Black Liberation Movement. We believe the Civil War was never resolved and the system of slavery transitioned into the prison industrial complex. Our struggle today must begin from this starting point. Lastly, as revolutionary anarchists, the abolitionist struggle must be extended to the state and capitalism, the perpetrators of oppression. The revolutionary movement in the US today is at a cross roads, as fascist movements are expanding, and the state becomes increasingly authoritarian. The Rojava Revolution, in northern Syria, provides us with a model for revolution today with its foundation in communal and council based political organization and militant defense.

We will create networks for those facing detention, incarceration, deportation, or white supremacist violence to escape and live with dignity. We invite revolutionaries to help build a contemporary underground railroad, outside the reach of the state. Revolutionaries, social centers, and antifa groups that are already active can help build greater infrastructure of resistance to support those fleeing the state. From this foundation, we set the political framework for the next stages.

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I would be OK, if they all jumped on that underground railroad and went to North Korea, Cuba, Myanmar, Central Africa or Syria to escape injustice in the US and I think that people would be happy to see them leave. Many of us would help them pack. But they’d need to leave their passports at the border. One way ticket – exit only.

 

The Marshall Plan

  • Blue: Countries that received the Marshall Plan
  • Sky Blue: Colonies of countries that received the Marshall Plan
  • Red: Countries that applied for the Marshall Plan but withdrew after the Soviet Union invaded them.

The Marshall Plan, also known as the European Recovery Program, was a U.S. program providing aid to Western Europe following the devastation of World War II. It was enacted in 1948 and provided more than $15 billion to help finance rebuilding efforts on the continent ($15 billion then was a lot more than it is now).

 

The French Re-Invent the Star

The French have been dealing with an Islamist insurgency in Mali for several years, now. They’ve decided to go retro by creating Vauban style star forts in Mali. And if you ask yourself WHY the French care so much about Mali, ask yourself where they get uranium for their reactors. Yes, Mali. French energy is 80% nuclear.

The country’s corruption, poverty, and recently, draught, have been feeding said insurgency. This week’s military coup will certainly not contribute in making the country any safer.

Bastion style fortifications did cope badly with modern artillery, leading then to be replaced by linear forts at the turn of the 19th century. However, low bastions are still good enough to defend against insurgents on foot or riding on Toyota pick-ups.

In pics: Small base is at Meneka. The larger one is at Labbezanga. Those bases were built by men of the 17th parachute engineers regiment (17e Régiment de Génie Parachutiste, or 17 RGP)

19 thoughts on “Revolutionaries and Reparations

  1. God Morn! (Not to be too personal, but we finally have cooler weather and it’ll be a good morning to take the horses out for a ride.)

    States: If you put a dot roughly mid-right above center in Colorado, another slightly above it and a smidge to the left, then another above that one, these are the three Front Range cities that control the rest of the state. Colleges, trust funders, Californian’s, and politicians telling the rest of us. how we are to live. And many are those you depict, except now in blackface.

    1. Maybe they will all vote for the brain dead Biden and the Clearing Barrel? I hope not, but the left seem to love these frail and corrupt icons.

      1. Colorado may switch this election (I can at least be hopeful).

        Related to the moose map…went out behind us a few miles came upon the Boss man daddy of ’em all taking his morning siesta under the aspens, hadn’t seen him in a couple years. Seems he has the place all to himself…gray in the muzzle and massive.

        1. Campfixer – Which three Front Range cities? I can think of Denver/Aurora, and Boulderia. By “Colleges” I’m assuming you mean CSU, which make Fort Collins one of them. Very sad to see the number of Politically Correct signs, especially hanging at schools. Not that way at all outside the cities.

          LL – Always wondered why that style of fort fell out of use, and you gave me the answer in one word…Artillery. Thanks for the history lesson!

          1. Denver, Boulder, and Fort Collins…including Pueblo to the south would n9t be wrong but they are not movers and shakers. Colorado Springs and Castle Rock still hold conservative.

          2. Doesn’t arty invalidate every land-based defense?

            My main concern in defense is exactly artillery.

          3. Rick, the fuzzy wuzzys don’t have any long tubes or mortars. I’m sure that they could have access to mortars but you need an IQ above room temperature to use them and the French have counter-battery radar so they can figure out where they’re being fired from and can time-on-target them into that land of milk and honey where 70 black eye’d virgins await.

  2. The Marshall Plan.
    The Berlin Airlift.
    Gail Halvorsen, aka the “Candy Bomber”.

    Team America. %$&* yeah.

    1. I don’t know, with interest, I can only suggest that the former slaves owe you at least seven figures. Take cash or gold, no checks.

  3. I am not aware of any of my ancestors being on the Union side. Not that there weren’t any, I just haven’t found them yet.

    Anton R. Roessler was a Hungarian immigrant, and my maternal grandmother’s grandfather.
    He wrote this letter in 1864 while working at the foundry in Austin, TX. He basically informs Governor Murrah that the foundry employees are ripping the place off.

    https://www.tsl.texas.gov/exhibits/civilwar/documents/1864/ar_roessler_mar9_1864.html

    Guess this kinda blows my progressive creds.

    1. I want to be gentle about this, but your progressive creds were blown the first time you posted on this blog.

  4. Star Forts – just a big improvement upon Roman Legion camps, just with cannon and muskets instead of ballistae and pilum.

    In America, fortifications set up in the Star formation, with all the angles covered, fared well against both Natives and Euro-Americans.

    The US firebases that did well against the Viets also used ‘star fort’ concepts. Though they could have benefited from storm poles in many areas (horizontal poles that stick out from the ramparts and make it hard to assault said ramparts easily.)

    Regarding reparations, how much should I pay since half my ancestors were Abolitionists and the other half were either Acadian and too poor to own slaves or were in Germany during the American Civil War of Northern Aggression and Southern Independence? And what is the monetary value of “I don’t give a shite” in today’s market?

    As to marxist revolutionaries (versus real revolutionaries who are fighting to make things better,) well, toss them all into the deep end. If they sink they are good communists, if they float, shoot them till they sink and become good communists…

    1. I think that the former slave families should dig deep to pay you, just for buddy dues.

  5. Seeing as my grandparents on both sides came here well after the Civil War, and came from Poland and Ireland, I don’t “owe” one damn red cent to anybody.

    1. You don’t owe, but do they? That’s more the point. At least the former slaves should kick in for a new F-350 pick up (loaded).

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