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Letters to the Editor: June 15-30, 2021
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 11:01

Bill Press’ column just too funny


Living in today’s America, where we may be slowly moving to a disasterous civil war, I really do appreciate that you include a humor column amongst your otherwlse great and more serious content.


Of course, I am referring to the Bill Press column that always starts my day with a boisterous LOL.


That Press is now making the case against bipartisanship because well over half of America won’t walk themselves into jail as terrorists and dystemic tacists while his party literally supports the real destruction and tearing down of public buildings and monuments is as good a laugh as I can get these days.


How on earth can this man manage to tie his shoes in the morning? 


ROB BRANSON

Hendersonvlle




 

Trump could end up in Rikers Island penitentiary


Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. just announced the impaneling of a special grand jury focused on the Trump Crime Family/Organization, not long after New York state Attorney General Letitia James notified the public the state’s civil investigation of the Trumps has now become a criminal inquiry as well.


No wonder desperate Donald Trump drew his infamous “red line” prohibiting Justice Department investigators from looking into the Trump Crime Family’s crooked, fraudulent finances while Trump was in office.


Too bad for delusional orange-collar criminal Donald, but his red-flagging of his own criminal business enterprise (in addition to unsuccessfully attempting to hide his tax returns for so long) led legal authorities to right where Trump’s business bodies are buried. And now they’re being dug up.


Indictments are sure to follow.


You don’t create a special grand jury to last for six months for nothing.


Deranged Donald and his evil brood had better find a better lawyer than Rudy “Tutti Frutti” Giuliani, otherwise the Trumps can expect a long, less than luxurious stay at Rikers Island penitentiary.


JAKE PICKERING 

Arcata, Calif.



 

Conspiracy: Vance defamed, memorial removal... illegal


WLOS Channel 13 — in its reporting on Thursday, June 3 — tried to put a spin on the criminal actions of the City of Asheville in complicity with the Buncombe County commission by giving justification of the illegal removal of the Zebulon Baird Vance Memorial and consequently the defamation of his name because of the recommendations of a stacked and biased committee formed by them said to do so in the report presented to their bodies.


Had these two political entities presented their preposperous and illegal charge to remove Vance in acccordance to the North Carolina Monument Protection Law to the Historic Commission for review, perhaps the defamation of his (Vance’s) character would be the only crime presented here. 


However, they chose to put themselves above the written law and effectuated the destruction of this memorial that has stood on the Public Square for more than 150 years.


(Asheville) Mayor Esther (Manheimer) and (Buncombe commissioners’) Chairman Brownie (Newman) and their respective bodies should not only face a recall vote for their actions, but in my opinion, (be) jailed for placing themselves above the North Carolina Law. And, unfortunately the citizens of the city and county (will be) forced to pay the bills for putting back all of the lawfully protected cenotaphs they illegally removed.


Black citizens should be incensed that these criminals used them to justify their high crime in exchange for something they defined as reparations for slavery. An offer that was truly with no merit or intent told to the entire nation.


And even more so had Superior Court Judge (Steve) Warren studied the North Carolina Monument Protection Law, he would have immediately issued a restraining order to stop this crime until it had undergone further review. 


It has been proposed that I, as a concerned citizen, file to make a citizen’s arrest, but any legal and necessary action in this matter should come from the attorney general of North Carolina (Josh Stein, a Democrat) with the governor (Roy Cooper, a Democrat) and legislative body who wrote the law leading the way as well.


A yankee-born former governor (Pat McCrory, a Republican)) signed the law because he recognized the legislative body was right. 


Now the stench permeates from the governor;s office as well because he (Cooper) turns a blind eye to the continuous illegal actions and behavior of those like the UNC Chapel Hill Board of Governors, and the City of Asheville and Buncombe County in these matters.


They need to act — or I shall be forced to let this letter serve as a prerequisite to the local magistrate and district attorney to honor a request for a citizen’s arrest.


And let’s not forget ... black citizens of the state, cities and counties ought to be incensed about how they have been used and duped to justify and satisfy the pushing of so many false narratives of deceit and dishonesty upon the character of the most honorable and decorated citizen of the state.


For more than 150 years, the cenotaphs of Vance, (Gen. Robert E.) Lee and the Confederate soldier in Buncombe County have stood as an embodiment of honor and pleasure for all of our citizens. 


One of our top leading citizens, the Hon. Mrs. Aston of Asheville, as a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, canvassed the populous to build a cenotaph for the slaves who earned nothing but honor alongside the white citizenry during the War for Southern Independence. 


As a former first vice president and president of the Asheville/Buncombe Chapter of the NAACP, chairman of the Program Planning and Implementation Committee of the former Buncombe County Drug Commission, co-writer of the Asheville/Buncombe Minority Business Plan, decorated by the Asheville Police and City Street departments, volunteer in the Ira B. Jones Elementary, Reynolds Middle, and Estes Elementary schools, volunteer for the boys and girls basketball teams of Oakley Middle School, founder of Riverfront Development (nonprofit builder of affordable housing, first black employed by M.B. Haynes Electric Company, co- caddy master of Asheville Country Club, and, most importantly, born Feb. 18, 1948 to the Hon. Rev. Roland Rogers and Annabelle Robinson Edgerton, who is the only black woman to receive a Confederate State Funeral, I have never heard or fielded a complaint about the Hon. Governor Zebulon Baird Vance, or his cenotaph that was surrounded by citizens, red, yellow, brown, black and white, from all across the country when I donned the uniform of the Southern soldier on Oct. 14, 2002 as an honorary life member of the Zebulon Vance Camp 15 Sons of Confederate Veterans, marching some 20 miles a day, six days a week to the Supreme Court Building in Austin, Texas, with the Southern Cross in hand in what is renowned as the Historic March Across Dixie that covered 77 cities and seven Southern states.


All along the way, black folks were so very proud to talk about the trained cadre of blacks on plantations all across the South who made the implements of war, provided General Lee’s beleaguered forces with food stuffs, stayed at home to protect their homeplaces from a hoard army with orders to heap total warfare on the defenseless old men, women and children.


And importantly those black Confederate soldiers like Holt Collier, Levi Carnine, Polk Arnold, Dr. Alexander Darnes (first black doctor in Jacksonville, Fla.) Dick Poplar (has a day celebrated in his name in Petersburg, Va.), Sam Cullom, Representative John F. Harris (Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives who rose from his sick bed to give the deciding vote to appropriate $10,000 to complete the Confederate cenotaph on the Capitol Grounds, George Mills (who like many black Confederates brought the body of Captain Walter M. Bryson home, right down the road in Hendersonville, N.C., after he was killed in the Battle of Sharpsburg, and lastly, because of time and space, Rev. Mac Lee (body servant to the Hon. General Robert E. Lee; built the first credit union in America, built churches both in the North and South, and told his people: get yourself educated, buy some land, keep your faith in our Lord and Master Jesus Christ, and above all else, put your trust only in the Southern white man). God bless you!


H.K. EDGERTON

Chairman of the Board of Advisors Emeritus of the 

Southern Legal Resource

Expert Witness - Jacqueline Duty vs the 

Kentucky School Board 

Honorary Life Member Zebulon Vance Camp 15 Sons of Confederate Veterans

Honorary Life Member, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia Orders of the Confederate Rose

President, Southern Heritage 411

Asheville



 

Back to our more socially just future ... in 2032 A.D. socially just future


Well fans, I’m back to the future where social justice and equality now reign supreme.


The algorithms of the future demand it. 


To escape the discord of the past, we just have to stop thinking for ourselves, which is no longer necessary because artificial intelligence has surpassed human intelligence (by some measures).  


May I say it gives me goosebumps to be here. As “journalist” Chris Matthews excitedly exclaimed in reaction to a speech by Barack Obama, “I feel this thrill going up my leg.”


Famed Civil War historian Shelby Foote once said:


“I abhor the idea of a perfect world. It would bore me to tears.”


Well, Mr Foote would be very bored with our future, where things are approaching perfection. How could anyone think that perfection is boring?  


Here we have washed our hands of the bloodstained pages of history that Mr. Foote once chronicled with such passion.


For the most part, conflict and strife have been ruthlessly obliterated by the red bandanas of total equality. Welcome to the new killing fields of dissent. As the saying goes: “No gain in keeping, no loss in weeding out.


Our existential alienation is now gone. No more wondering why we are here. We are here to serve the state, the one and only “higher power” that truly matters, rather than some mythical, bearded, old wonder above the clouds who always seems to be angry with us anyway.


Mankind need only serve mankind. How simple is that? To have a purpose and shared vision is everything in a world that has been reset by the tides of ‘aWOKEned’ wisdom.


The unvaxxed, unmasked, unchipped, disagreeable, conspiratorialist, “white supremacists” have been put out to pasture, where they can worship QAnon until the cows come home. 


Here they can sit around the glowing campfire in MAGA hats, toasting marshmallows, while reciting chapter and verse from Strauss and Howe, lamenting the fearful “Fourth Turning” that the rest of the world seems to have avoided. 


Just a figment of Steve Bannon’s overactive imagination. These rebels without a cause are on their own now in some remote backwoods wilderness, where they must fend for themselves surrounded by a ring of “woke” mutant Covidian vampires that will eat the flesh right off of their shiny little bones should they trespass into “the forbidden zone.” 


Society no longer has any tolerance for such deplorable doubts and fears. The most dangerous of them were acolytes of writers like Ayn Rand, who once had the audacity to define freedom thusly:


“Freedom (n.): To ask nothing. To expect nothing. To depend on nothing.”


Can you imagine an idea more, monstrous, scandalous, more likely to ignite the brush fires of discontent and reacquaint people with the conspiracies of the independent imagination, while reigniting the torch of Lady Liberty’s pernicious dream?


All was now good. To modify slightly the lyric of singer/songwriter Linda Rondstadt: “You and I can now travel to the beat of the same drum,” as we goose step into the sunrise of a “socially just” New World Order. How about a few jaunty verses of the “Horst-Wessel-Lied?


So now comes good ol beady eyed Joe SCAREborough (Formerly famed talk show host of “Morning Woke”),  who has become the “Minister of

Politically Correct Free Speech (PCFS)” and has made sure that this tendency for some people to question the state and its narratives was eradicated once and for all. 


Any hint of dissent or thinking freely was now monitored by a series of interrelated and widely embedded algorithms within the surrounding infrastructure that could grossly lower one’s social credit score as well as delivering a painful shock to one’s private area.


It used to be that one’s browsing habits were carefully monitored online as well as one’s book-buying preferences.


But thanks to “Ol Beady Eyes,” we don’t have to worry about that anymore because all controversial and particularly inspirational, thought-provoking books and content have been removed from the net.


Don’t call it digital book-burning, as some malicious malcontents have claimed. It was simply the maximization of social equality oriented content. Is not total equality the wellspring of all peace in the world? Content that favors individual inspiration was strictly forbidden. 


For, as everybody knows, “It takes a village” for we “children” (of the state) to be raised properly and attain true state-sanctioned enlightenment. “Ask not what you can do for your country, Ask what your country can do for you.”


But, for the most part, herd obedience has been achieved and all people were feeling pretty warm and fuzzy about being so equal. 


Fear is no longer a problem because without the need to think for oneself or to get ahead, there is nothing to fear. In fact, the loudspeakers play FDR’s oft-quoted comment, ‘We have nothing to fear, but fear itself,’ at least 50-100 times a day.  We’re all in this together’ has become ‘we’re all together now.’ As Ralph Kramden used to say: “How sweet it is.”


Where I am living in Quadrant A of “The City of Joy,” we often hear messages of positive reinforcement piped over the loudspeaker system. Let’s face it, real joy is knowing that one has nothing to fear and can live in peace, harmony and simple comfort with all one’s basic needs attended to. No work, no drudgery. Everyone is too busy participating in innovative and exciting AI experiments being implemented by the Ministry of Artificial Intelligence run by Minister Sukerberg. 


These are the pioneering experiments of the Transhumanist agenda. Imagine actually becoming your own Facebook page. Perhaps you might want to disappear into your own smartphone. You could hang out, side by side, with all the other smartphones with their names printed beautifully on the shelf where they reside.


Think about it, the thrill of an eternal digital diaspora in cyberspace. I don’t know about you, but how exciting to think that our minds might be uploaded into the Google Cloud and then somehow reconstituted in a robot, drone or some other expression of digital technology. Pow...the lyric by singer Judy Collins suddenly flashed through my mind:


“I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now

From up and down and still somehow

It’s cloud’s illusions I recall

I really don’t know clouds at all”



I then was forced to self-flagellate for having such an indiscreet thought. As Perry White, editor of the Metropolis Daily Planet, used to say: “Great Caesar’s Ghost!”


And that’s the way it is, Wednesday May 5th, 2032…. Reporting from the future, this is BOD 010621!

(To be continued……..)


DAVE EVANS

Arden




 

Supreme Court’s greatest crime? Roe v. Wade case opened the gates


On Jan. 22, 1973, the Supreme Court of America, in the Roe v. Wade case, by a vote of 7-2, opened the gates to the court’s greatest crime against God and humanity. And the gate is still wide open to this heinous crime.


That murderous decision, by those ungodly judges, was made over 48 years ago. Since then, America has tolerated the murder of more than 60 million totally innocent human babies.


When, if ever, will presiding judges obey God, and stop this daily murderous criminal on-going activity? When will they realize that precious human beings are being murdered, and deprived of their God-given rights to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”?


For over 40 years, the Supreme Court has failed 

to reverse its terrible decision and the slaughter continues. 


Lawmakers generally say “it’s the law of the land” every time the Supreme Court rules one way or the other. And so they end up letting the Supreme Court make laws, which is not the court’s job — it is the legislative branch’s responsibility.


As soon as the Supreme Court passed Roe v. Wade, approving the wholesale murder of the innocent unborn, it was their (the legislative branch’s) responsibility to pass a law to reverse the Supreme Court decision and prevent the murder of innocent human beings.

After all, lawmakers should always follow God’s Supreme Laws, including “Thou shall not kill” — that commandment being the reason for the reversal!

GOD WILL HOLD AMERICA RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEINOUS CRIME OF MURDERING THEIR UNBORN!

MANUEL YBARRA JR.
Coalgate, Okla.
 



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