Joe Biden Visits Selma’s Magic Bridge

Alabama

The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma has made the news again:

“Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and Director of the National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis today announced the designation of 13 new national historic landmarks, including the majestic Edmund Pettus Bridge, a 400-year-old historic district showcasing the influence of Spanish culture in Puerto Rico, the home of author and abolitionist Harriet Beecher Stowe, and a historic stadium used by Negro league baseball teams in 20th-century segregated America.”

When I last visited Selma in 2011, I left with the sense that the Edmund Pettus Bridge had become something of a Medieval shrine for Northeastern DWL pilgrims in the religion of White guilt. Now at least it is official.

A few days ago, Vice President Joe Biden, the Rev. Al Sharpton, the Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Eric “My People” Holder parachuted into town for a photo op at the annual march across Selma’s Magic Bridge to commemorate America’s triumph over “the forces of evil” in Dallas County (AL):

“Biden said nothing shaped his consciousness more than watching TV footage of the beatings. “We saw in stark relief the rank hatred, discrimination and violence that still existed in large parts of the nation,” he said.

Biden said marchers “broke the back of the forces of evil,” but challenges to voting rights continue today with restrictions on early voting and voter registration drives and enactment of voter ID laws where no voter fraud has been shown.”

LBJ, Congress, and the Mainstream Media succeeded in breaking the back of “the forces of evil” with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. While in Selma, Biden took the opportunity to remind us how that all came about:

“I think many in my generation who watched from another part of the country thought the right to vote had been secured,” said Biden. “But on that day 48 years ago we saw that it had not.

“My regret has been, ‘Why were we not there?’ I regret and I apologize it took me 48 years to get here. I should have been here. I should have been here,” repeated Biden.

He was there … for the day.

In Dallas County (AL), Valley Grande is the White flight parallel of Vestavia Hills. Chuck Thompson toured the area while writing Better Off Without ‘Em:

“Alarmed at the prospect of being swallowed up by predominantly black Selma, residents of a nearby and predominantly white, unincorporated community known as Summerfield hatched a plan in 2002 to keep themselves disconnected from the expanding city. By gathering enough local signatures, they would simply incorporate themselves into a new town, thereby separating their fortunes from their more undesirable black neighbors. Thus was founded in 2003 the town of Valley Grande – complete with the presumptuous é on the end revealing all the élan of a Florida condo development.

“What they did was typical – they just made a new city so that Selma couldn’t get its hands on the resources from this area,” a local African-American tells me.

Local whites, on the other hand, point to a decaying and downtrodden Selma and feel justified in their efforts to avoid being pulled into the obvious squalor. When I asked a longtime white Valley Grande resident why the town wouldn’t want to be associated with historic Selma, he said, “You been to Selma? You seen Selma? All the empty buildings? That’s the reason we didn’t want in there.”

Nearly fifty years later, there is a reason why the Mainstream Media doesn’t come to Selma in 2013 to showcase the nearly abandoned downtown business district, the failing public schools, the blighted and dilapidated housing stock, the syphilis billboards, the potholes, litter, and knee high grass, the ruined shopping centers and restaurants, the decaying antebellum mansions and other such indicators of the “progress” and “vibrancy” that Selma has made since it was redeemed for “democracy” by Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement in 1965.

The reason why those civil rights marchers on the Edmund Pettus Bridge encountered such “entrenched hostility and prejudice” from local Whites … was because the “forces of evil” who had to live in that city (as opposed to cheering for black people on television in a distant state) had a vested interest in preventing the sort of social and economic collapse described above from happening.

In Selma and Birmingham and Tuskegee, the “forces of evil” were vanquished by self-righteous Yankees like Joe Biden … and so was commerce, the tax base, quality public schools, safe neighborhoods, high property value, streets without potholes, quality public services, and competence in government.

In the parlance of the Civil Rights Movement, those things were “overcome.”

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50 Comments

  1. “You won’t be able to bribe them with a ticket to the place they just came back from!”

    Just a pipe dream, pal. There are PLENTY of Yankee states to fill the void…and plenty of white Yankees looking to prove their moral superiority to the rest of the nation – or have you yet to look at a map of last year’s election?

  2. @Hunter

    “..the ascendant liberal majority in the North would double down on civil rights and socialism.”

    – You are living in a fantasy world if you believe that. If the Union crumbles in the South, it would only be after it crumbles EVERYWHERE, and then it’s like Rudel said — anarchy and racial war. And you people in Dixie are tragically outnumbered.

    And quit fantasizing that the North is just going welcome all your niggers with open arms. Why do you think their migrating back to the South these days? Because the *laughs* “ascendant liberal majority in the North” happens to be CUTTING THEM OFF. But good luck anyway.

  3. @ Frenchie: In the French & Indian War my White Protestant ancestors drove you French Catholic faggots off of the continent, and out of America except for your indian reservation in Quebec. Btw, is your mother a French squaw?

  4. Why would the Union crumble everywhere?

    The White people who live in Oregon, Michigan (almost a majority of them), and the Northeast love the federal government and voted for Obama.

  5. 1.) Because the federal welfare state can be accessed anywhere.

    2.) Because there are more jobs in the Sunbelt … which is why far more Northern Whites than blacks moved here.

    3.) The North voted for Obama and reelected him after four years in office.

    4.) The Blue States are perfectly free to cut them off now, but instead they elect Democrats to Congress who support expanding the present welfare state with Obamacare.

  6. “The White people who live in Oregon, Michigan (almost a majority of them), and the Northeast love the federal government and voted for Obama.”

    Not true.

    Oregon went for Obama by 52% only by polling huge majorities in Portland, Corvallis, and Eugene. Most of Oregon and the rest of the West hates the feds.

    As for the rest of America, 59% of whites voted for Romney. Even in the deepest blue states, white voters went for Romney: 53 percent in California, 52 percent in New York, 55 percent in Pennsylvania.

    This archaic “The South Will Rise Again” schtick is getting old Hunter. If you want to see political devolution in the U.S. you are going to have to find common ground with allies in other areas of the country (and no, we are not going to take your niggers for you.)

    14 words. I have an increasingly hard time taking White men with no White children seriously.

  7. I’ve lived in the Birmingham area and I don’t know of anyone who thinks that reclaiming Murderham is worth the cost of sharing power and tax revenue with the blacks who gutted and sacked the city.

    No doubt you’re right. Consolidation would have to be imposed from above by the governor and legislature against the will of most white suburbanites, and also against the will of Birmingham’s black power structure.

    You’re also ignoring the fact that the Whites in Over the Mountain already share a common government with Murderham called Jefferson County.

    So why not eliminate all the municipalities and have only one streamlined government, Birmingham-Jefferson, just like Nashville and Jacksonville have? There would be costs involved to white taxpayers, but also potential savings to be had.

    In an ideal world, the Alabama state legislature would just gerrymander Birmingham-Bessemer into its own county or quasi-sovereign negro reservation, and provide Over the Mountain with the legal means to preserve its standard of living.

    That would be a good idea *if* the whole business-banking-medical-education-media complex could be relocated from Birmingham to Over the Mountain. Otherwise the nerve centre of the entire metro area–nay, the entire state–remains under black control.

    In post-apartheid South Africa, businesses, banks, hotels, convention centres, the stock exchange etc, along with all the wealthy whites relocated from Johannesburg CBD to the suburb of Sandton. Central Joburg has been totally abandoned to African barbarism while all the trappings of its former civilization have been transplanted about 10 kms north.

    I don’t know of any case in the US where this type of abandonment has happened. Even downtown Detroit is kind of like a Sandton surrounded by Joburg, rather than the CBD being relocated outside the city limits.

    In lieu of the Sandton solution, the only way that whites can reclaim control over the crucial economic infrastructure of cities like Birmingham and Detroit is through city-county consolidation. Many, if not most of the taxpayers in Over the Mountain probably work in the city of Birmingham, so why not reclaim it before the blacks drive it even further into the ground? Continued black control over the economic engine of the entire metro area (and state) can only hurt white suburbanites in the long run. Take it back.

  8. If 59% of Whites up north voted for mittens an yet the state renigged, you have a bigger non White problem then your willing to admit, or you have a bigger issue with yankees then you are willing to admit. Or 59% of you didn’t vote for mittens. Something has to give but you cannot expect people to think your state’s are pro White and renigged. Don’t make sense

  9. Rudel you are not dealing with the reality of White women in the here and now. Marrying is ruinous in today’s social/ legal environment

  10. http://www.vdare.com/articles/the-papal-election-can-leftist-bishops-enforce-pro-immigration-dogma

    As a traditional Catholic and an American patriot

    Tard alert.

    I would suggest that what has changed is the nature of the Church’s hierarchy: it has moved decisively leftward.

    At no previous time did the Church’s hierarchy accept, much less, condone the breaking of law by immigrants.

    Really Mr…… Chiarello? Am I pronouncing that correctly? Your suggestion? You, a garlic-breathed manichean peasant are simply projecting BRA dualism (left-right) upon the Church in order to try to understand it. Those terms are from the French revolution that the Church has been battling for centuries you stupid ginzo.

    At no previous time did a country accept, condone and celebrate illegal immigrants. Is the Catholic Church supposed to organize minutemen patrols or something because BRA won’t patrol the border?

  11. Re: jeppo

    1.) White suburbanites have nothing to gain from being associated with Murderham.

    2.) In light of the financial disaster that is Jefferson County (AL), why would anyone in Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Mountain Brook, Hoover, and Homewood want to dismantle their municipal governments to share another dysfunctional government with Birmingham and Bessemer?

    3.) That’s only been going on in Birmingham (Over the Mountain) and Atlanta (North Fulton) for the past twenty years. The American automobile industry in Michigan didn’t need Detroit, Hamtramck, or Highland Park either.

    4.) In Atlanta, the North Fulton suburbs want to break away and recreate Milton County. In Birmingham, the Whites fled to Over the Mountain and now to Shelby County and St. Clair County to get out from under Jefferson County.

    There is nothing vital left in Birmingham except UAB. The steel industry that was the reason the city existed is gone. The Whites who live in Montgomery and Mobile are also relocating to Autauga and Baldwin Counties.

    Of course, if the Union didn’t exist, the Alabama state government could easily solve the problem without interference from Washington.

  12. “If 59% of Whites up north voted for mittens an yet the state renigged, you have a bigger non White problem then your willing to admit, or you have a bigger issue with yankees then you are willing to admit. Or 59% of you didn’t vote for mittens. Something has to give but you cannot expect people to think your state’s are pro White and renigged. Don’t make sense”

    I’m the last person to say there isn’t a non-white problem. Oregon probably only went for Obama because there are so few niggers here that there is nothing to disabuse all the liberals of Scandinavian and English background of their deluded political ideas. And yes, liberals are a problem.

    As for the numbers. It was a much closer election this time than last. 59% of Whites did not vote for Obama. America is becoming less White is all. Still, I’d rather live amongst White liberals than around blacks and beaners. And the folks in Oregon are real Whites. They are from Scandinavian, English, and German stock, not Italian, Jewish, “Hispanic white” or some other nonsense.

    When this country hits the financial wall as it most assuredly will, people are capable of changing their political affiliation and sentiments quite rapidly.

  13. Is it fair to say your hope is that the liberals will change their mind when things get tough?

    While I get what you say about real Whites, Germans and Scandinavians seem wedded to liberalism in a way that is beyond understanding. I’ve been to those places and they are mudsharks and hajji lovers to the core. Not to mention their infatuation with feminism and big govt.

    Personally I plan to have my family out of the usa in 3 years.

  14. Ps, again

    Another viable solution to the negro problem in the South is a two state nation set up, where they have authority in places like Atlanta and muderham and we control our areas. The negros won’t like it unless Whites foot the bill, but it’s workable

  15. Rudel writes: ‘I’d rather live amongst White liberals than around blacks and beaners. And the folks in Oregon are real Whites. They are from Scandinavian, English, and German stock, not Italian, Jewish, “Hispanic white” or some other nonsense.’

    So then, Rudel, ‘real Whites’ are only half or less of the European population? They are only Germanic Whites? Not Celtic or Mediterranean or Slavic Whites? I would certainly disagree. I lived in a nearly mostly-White Mediterranean country for 4 years. It was a civilised, Western country – much more so than the USA, I might add. The White people who live there were ‘real Whites.’ lol They certainly were pretend Whites. And they were in general (with some exceptions, of course) truer to their traditions and identity than any of the Leftist Northerners I’ve ever been around in my life.

    Sure there are ethnic and cultural differences. I don’t downplay them. I am a nationalist, after all. I favour Spain for the Spanish; Italy for the Italians, the South for Southerners, etc. My people are Northwestern European in ancestry. However, I certainly don’t deny that non-Germanic Europeans are White.

  16. Two state solution could work. It could allow yankees to subsidize the negro states if they so desire. Negro states could even elect to remain under federal control.

    It would allow yankees to have their cake and eat it too. Unfortunately, I fear they desire our destruction far more than an equitable solution.

    As BRA crumbles, more options become available. Time is on our side.

    Deo Vindice

  17. “Germans and Scandinavians seem wedded to liberalism in a way that is beyond understanding. I’ve been to those places….”

  18. Reportedly, one out of twenty young German males belongs to a Neo-Nazi right-wing nationalist group, which seems MORE than among young Southrons.

  19. And more, Stonelifter: the most radical German and Scandinavian Neo-Nazis reportedly are women:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArOiXZeS-Nc

    “Personally I plan to have my family out of the usa in 3 years.” How that help the Southron secessionist cause? Ulsterites have not always been well rooted, though.

  20. No Man – Vatican II was the Devil’s Deal – when the HEBES took over the Catholic Church. John Paul II and Rabbi Bennie were and are Kikes. Of COURSE the Church moved “leftward”.

    The sickening thing I’ve discovered, of late, is that Catholics know about this. They bitch – but they don’t act. I don’t get it.

  21. “So then, Rudel, ‘real Whites’ are only half or less of the European population? They are only Germanic Whites? Not Celtic or Mediterranean or Slavic Whites?”

    I’m talking about the ethnic background of Oregonians. There are not very many folks with Italian or Slavic backgrounds here unless you count the recent Russian immigrants to Portland. This ain’t NYC or Chicago.

    BTW, Brits still have a goodly portion of Celtic genes. The Y-chromosome R1B haplogroup runs on a cline from 40 to 60% as you move east to west on the island with an even higher frequency in parts of Cornwall, Wales, and the Scottish Highlands.

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4tmWE8JAKMI/T4iwYdFPvdI/AAAAAAAAAdg/GXSCkODG2ss/s1600/300px-Distribution_Haplogroup_R1b_Y-DNA_version_2.gif

  22. @Stone

    “Rudel you are not dealing with the reality of White women in the here and now. “

    Perhaps not, but I used to date a true Southern belle when I was stationed at Camp Lejeune in the 1960’s. She was a sweet young thing, very demure and ladylike and always wore dresses. I used to drive to Columbia S.C. every weekend to see her. We used to go for walks in the park by the river that runs through town.

    I really liked Columbia. If it has gone downhill since then I don’t want to hear about it.

  23. Sadly Rudel that is no longer true. One of the reason I am moving us to Eastern Europe is to give my son’s, my nephews and myself better prospects in the family raising AO.

    I think the racial issues will be more easily solved then the gender war stuff. Western White men are to soft hearted to fix the White woman issue. And will be for generations

    I will not soil your fond memories.

  24. @ Rudel, for what it is worth, I use to also think job number one for White men was to produce more White children. That was before I experienced divorce laws, modern dating and learning how common my experience is. Far far different thing then when I was younger, and I bet woman were better still for your time.

    Sometimes my friend, us old men need to realize what our younger brothers are dealing with

  25. The women and divorce situation is just an EFFECT. What about the CAUSE? Who is TEACHING women to be the way they are? For most if not all women, the current prevailing “tradition” or trend is their Truth. Do you know WHO are the ones who have “set” the current trend or tradition? Be sure that you don’t assist or work for them!

    The Eastern European bride plan is MUCH better than the Asian surrogate womb plan, but I thought you were rooted firmly in “Dixie.”

  26. If guys like stonelifter leave dixie, well, draw your own conclusions people.

    Men that know the score are fleeing to eastern europe, latin america. Some are even turning turk to settle old scores in new ways. GTFO is more respectable than being a treehouse volksbundist in Kirksville.

  27. Nowadays Polish is second language in Newcastle, Sunderland, Leeds…

    It’s quite interesting to see it happen. The Humberside and Tynside always had a Baltic flavour once the longships began to disgorge their crews, now it’s cranking up again. One of nature’s balancing acts in motion.

  28. “If guys like stonelifter leave dixie, well…. Men that know the score are fleeing to eastern europe, latin america….”

    What does the Bible say about quitting the Promised Land and going to Egypt to escape God’s judgement? It will follow and be worse there.

  29. Well No-Man it’s about what I owe my offspring. If the decision was based on what I want, I’d stay in NC to the end. Being a patriarch is about duty to kin, children and my children’s children. What is best for them and righteous before God is what I will do. I have the means to ensure my kin do not face what I foresee. My money is pointless if I do use it wisely, and there are nations hungry for dollars and technical skills where liberty and White men are valued.

  30. The Spanish have a phrase for encountering the likes of Mosin Nagant.

    Los perros ladran cuando la caravana pasa.

    Godspeed, Stonelifter.

  31. Sometimes dogs are just barking for no reason, other times they are warning. In any case, I could be wrong. Maybe it’s better to run away, to re-group to fight another day. I counsel full engagement, at least on the local level.

  32. Butzhead you’re a riot..the kind of ignorant trash that makes the South look bad..lol

  33. mosin words mean less then nothing to me No-Man; how seriously should I take the spiritual warnings of a supposed Christian who does not believe in Creation or the flood?

  34. Eastern Europe, eh Stoney? Whereabouts? Russia? When the going gets tough…Stonelifter takes off running! Better sell your Class 3 collection before you move, becuase Putin & company sure ain’t gonna let you keep that shit there, LOL!

    When you get there, tell all my old buddies at KWF Russia that I say “Mou ikkai!!”

  35. you will understand when your balls drop and you have responsibilities, and know the difference between reality and your 17 year old wet dreams

  36. Heh, you wish I was 17, sweetheart. Don’t split the country without stopping over like you promised!

  37. Oregon probably only went for Obama because . . .

    Oregon went for Obama because it is full of Oregonians. They are probably the most liberal people I have ever met – even worse than Californians.

    . . . there are so few niggers here that there is nothing to disabuse all the liberals of Scandinavian and English background of their deluded political ideas.

    Then why do they remain liberals when they move South and experience Negroes? And why are the whitest areas of Dixie racially-aware?

  38. “Oregon went for Obama because it is full of Oregonians. They are probably the most liberal people I have ever met – even worse than Californians.”

    Then you have only been to Portland or Eugene. If you think Oregonians are the most liberal then you’ve never been to Massachusetts.

    PS – I’ve heard of Oregonians moving to Arizona or Texas but hardly ever to the Deep South.

  39. Then you have only been to Portland or Eugene. If you think Oregonians are the most liberal then you’ve never been to Massachusetts.

    That is my assessment based on the colonists from Oregon I have met in comparison to the colonists from the other US states.

    PS – I’ve heard of Oregonians moving to Arizona or Texas but hardly ever to the Deep South.

    I do not live in the Deep South.

  40. While I get what you say about real Whites, Germans and Scandinavians seem wedded to liberalism in a way that is beyond understanding. I’ve been to those places and they are mudsharks and hajji lovers to the core. Not to mention their infatuation with feminism and big govt.

    Small government is mostly an Americanism. Europe’s liberals and nationalists both gernerally favour strong government.

  41. “mosin…how seriously should I take the spiritual warnings of a supposed Christian who does not believe in Creation or the flood?”

    Do you think the inspired word was intended (by God) to mean THAT, and to be accepted by us THAT way (everything created instantly in six literal twenty-four hour days a few thousand years ago, and then a GLOBAL innundation with pairs of all land animal life rescued in the ark shortly after) as a TEST of our faith and obedience, against all the evidence of His creation (fossil record, biological, radiological, astrophysical, etc.) to the contrary?

    You do not seem to have studied science or ancient literature, or realise that spreading the modern “Creationist” misinterpretation of Genesis, as well as the “Revelation-ist” misinterpretation (modern Millennialism) of the book at the other end of the Bible, is HARMFUL to Christianity, as well as to the conservative cause!

    I believe firmly in RIGHT interpretation of the Holy Scripture (to the best of my ability with God’s help, and the assistance of other Christians, including many generations who have gone before) and in the deity, incarnation, resurrection, ascension and parousia (coming again) of Christ, etc.

  42. Stonelifter, I wasn’t warning you spiritually, but wondering whether you were not rooted in Dixie after all, when you said you plan to move to eastern Europe. I thought it might be better to stay and become involved in local politics at least, and stand, continue to occupy this “promised land.” Eastern Europeans are different peoples, not Southrons. Check their genetic profiles. West Germans are much closer to “Ulster Scots” genetically than any eastern Europeans.

  43. Yes, I know that eastern Europeans tend to be more conscious and conservative of their cultures, ethnicities and whiteness than western Europeans.

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