“Wyrd biõ ful ãræd.”

Monday, June 29, 2015

You do what you can.



I closed my Walmart credit account this morning.  I closed my Amazon Card account.  I had Scottrade sell the little bit of Walmart stock we owned.  I closed my Amazon Sellers account.  I wrote the CEO's of both organizations paper letters, explaining that I would not do business with companies that for the sake of pandering to the mob, would spit in the eye of long time customers.



In truth, I didn't use either of the cards, and I rarely sold anything on the sellers account. Walmart won't care that they lost the $16,232.12 I have spent there on average per year since 1993. In actuality, the average would be much higher if I just counted the years that we have had a local Walmart, but my Quicken records go back to 1993.

You have to do something though.  I'm not doing business with any company that jumped on the "horrible white Southerners" bandwagon. I'm making a serious effort to identify those, so not one cent of my money goes into their cash registers.

I can use Barnes and Nobles to buy books. I can go to Ingles and Home Depot to get what I used to buy at Walmart.  If Jeep or anybody else I've bought from almost exclusively over the past 30 years gets on the leftard, Jesse Jackson band wagon, I'll quit buying from them too.

I won't make a dint to any of these corporations, which are international and deal in billions a year. But I will have the satisfaction of knowing I did something.

I wrote Fox News and told them I didn't appreciate that psychopath Juan Williams and his tirade against people like me. I don't need "O'Reily" calling the flag a "symbol of oppression." Nor do I need effeminate little Shepard Smith the Closet Democrat.  I've about decided to stick to Al Jazzera, which is frankly and openly anti-American and left wing. Better the open enemy than the wolf in sheep's clothing that Fox is becoming.




To be angry about something without taking some kind of action is futile. Even if it's only a token resistance, people need to resist. You can't just be acquiescent, not if you want to enjoy any peace of mind.


No totalitarian state has ever succeeded in suppressing  a minority culture completely, and that's about what I'm beginning to feel like. I notice white Southerners are much in demand in war time, when we furnish military personnel in numbers all out of proportion to the percentage of the  national population Southerners represent.


No one seems to mind when Southerners win large numbers of awards for valor in the incessent wars overseas. But that's not enough to win us the right to some pride in our long history.




Well, those that feel that way can go straight to Hades as far as I'm concerned.


40 comments:

  1. Just so you know, this Yankee is behind you 100 %. Obviously, we here in the north aren't being demonized the same as you in the south. But we have those who are more than willing to blame us for everything from white privilege to racism to our belief in God. Those businesses who hop onto some of those particular band wagons get not one single dollar of mine. Seems to me that if more people grew a backbone and stood up for what they know is right, it might just make a difference. Good on you, Harry.

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    1. Vicki, I really appreciate the positive feelings of good people, regardless of where they are from. What everyone in the country should see is that when the politically correct have finished with us, they'll be next in line. Then it will be the evil farmers and cattlemen of the plains and mountain states, because they usurped the poor indians lands. After that, they'll find some other group of Americans to demonize. It's just part and parcel of the overall agenda . Flood the country with illegals who will vote Democrat. Curry favor with the ethnic minority groups that now constitute such powerful voting blocks. Chip away at the nations culture and values as they were, and supplant those values with the bleats of the Sheeple. Seem to be working , too.

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  2. I also boycott. For different reasons being in UK. Benetton due to its adverts going way back to the 1990s which were gruesome and also Top Shop again adverts but of unrealistically skinny girls this time. Stand by your principles I say.

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    1. The only thing corporations and politicians care about is your money and your vote, respectively. One person means nothing, but many acting in concert can have some effect. Even if the effort is not effective in the end, it's possible to achieve some peace of mind by knowing you tried. I go along with your philosophy.

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  3. Harry as soon as this story broke I thought about all my southern friends and I knew this was going to piss off so many folks. That idiot who did the shooting that started this mess was right, he wanted to start a civil war and it looks like it may happen.

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    1. If his intention was to inflame passions and drive an even deeper rift between white Southeners and the minority/Democratic/MSN UberLords, he was right.

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  4. I want to know where are the protest to ban the islamic black flag. Surely more people have been murdered in the name of that flag and the religion it represents just in the last week than the idiot kid did in Charleston. But the same morons that are protesting the confederate flag will passionately excuse muslim behavior saying that we should not lump them all together. And how about the president's statement that this kind of violence does not happen in other countries. Just this weekend we had some otherwise seemingly normal student murder over 40 people laying on a beach in Tunisia in the name of islam. Where are the supposed "peaceful muslims" clamoring to tear down that flag and stop the violence in the name of islam? And then nearly in the same breath the same people bitching about the confederate flag are telling me I need to embrace the rainbow flag and what it represents or I am to labeled a bigot. I think I might just have to hang my American flag upside down in a universal sign of distress.

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    1. Your logic is impeccable, and people are asking themselves the same questions all over the South right now. I think the truth is that political expediency and adherence to the party line of the regime are all that matter anymore. Common people without any political power still think for themselves in some cases, but to an increasing extent they just mindlessly parrot back whatever they see on the television. "four legs good, two legs bad." I need to read Animal Farm again, because it's becoming more relevant to our own situation today.

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  5. Apprarently, tolerance and compromise only works one way - their way.

    If it ever comes down to our Administration needing the military to put down a domestic revolt, they can count on a heckuva lot of 'Brown Coats' facing them.

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    1. Somehow, things have reached a point where only the beliefs and opinions of certain groups matter, and those of the majority do not.

      I'm sure there are a lot of people in the service today who are repulsed by the people running the country. What they would do in a crisis is a real question. I think that in many cases, you are right.

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    1. I wish I could do more than make token gestures, but at this point that's the only mechanism available to me. What the future holds, I don't know.

      Deo Vindice

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  7. Boycott is the only thing these corporations understand. Oh, sure, you and I with our few thousand bucks don't even put a dent in their bottom line, but maybe eventually enough of us will follow suit. Voting sure doesn't accomplish anything anymore since our leaders are in bed together with the liberals. I am a northerner, although I have lived in the West most of my life. I resent being told what I can and cannot do or what I can or cannot say. Today my confederate battle flag arrived, and it will fly under the stars and strips on my flagpole outside. I now consider myself a southerner.

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  8. I think "Southern" is becoming a mindset, rather than a geographical location. I know my brother flies his battle flag on his front porch in Oregon, without regard for the squalls and palpitations that causes his neighbors. The last time federal tyranny became intolerable the South tried to leave the Union and was denied that right. There was no legal justification for preventing secession by force, but as Mao said " power grows out of the barrel of a gun." Now, a lot of people in the mountain states, the plains states, and the South are tired of being vilified by elitists in California , the Pacific North West, and New England. Just as in the Civil War, there are many people in New England, at least, who disagree with the regime. Who knows. I didn't believe the Soviet Union would ever break up, but when it did, it did so rapidly.

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  9. I haven't been in a Walmart in over 4 years and before that, just a minimal time. I have found that I feel more content that my money isn't upholding a company that is contributing to the downfall of small town America. I whole-heartedly agree with your comments and actions.

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    1. I supported bringing Walmart in here, because the local potentates owned all the businesses, and were gouging the people unmercifully. I knew Walmart exploited working class people, but I was willing to accept that in order to have access to more products at lower prices. That was an error in judgment on my part and now I'm punished for it, since they have now gotten around to hosing me. But I can make amends as best I can by foregoing the lower prices and expanded selection, and just buying at Ingles and Home Depot, neither of which felt compelled to denigrate white Southerners or their heritage.

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  10. when war heroes are heard on tv or radio i tell my daughter to pay attention to the accent. all Southern, every one.

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    1. Deborah, there are some stalwarts from other parts of the country, I know. But the South has always been a big contributor of American fighters. If you read accounts of Marine Corps basic training in World War I and World War II, for instance, Northern men training with Southerners universally applauded their fieldcraft and firearms expertise. I have several books that look at Southern culture and why Southerners have these traits, so it isn't just my opinion based on my own reading. That being so, I can't see how the regime and some minority people turn and rend the same heritage that made us so useful to the country in this aspect.

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  11. It's sad. It's a bad time for us, so very much is wrong right now.

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    1. There have been times when I've felt like just throwing in the towel. I can probably live out the rest of my life pretty much untouched by the rot in the "outside world." I have all the guns I need, I have a decent home, privacy, and I could just ignore events out there. But that feels really wrong, it's like slinking away and hiding from a bully because you know if you do that, he'll beat up somebody that stood up to him instead of you.

      Very much is wrong, you are absolutely right.

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  12. Way to go Harry... If you listen real carefully, you will hear me clapping...Brah-Vo.
    I am southern by Heritage, although I currently live and toil in the DC area.I have boycotted Hollyweird for years, since they oppose all I hold dear. I once subscribed to both the Washington Post, and the Washington Times... I finally fired them both, and one of my customers used to be the publisher of the post....We can all do what we can, however little.... All journeys begin with a single step. But if we all take a principalled stand, together, well, we have some really big feet. Thanks for taking a stand, it is the right and proper way to indicate displeasure...May they all hear our displeasure.

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    1. It's kind of like the mouse in the cartoon at the beginning of the post. Better to go out standing, than on your knees. If enough people fight back, they may be able to make a difference. Corporations and politicians are completely amoral, they don't have any concept of right or wrong. BP still bugs me wanting me to let them send me a new gas card, but after what they did in the Gulf I'll never buy a drop of gas or any other product from them again. I need to be able to sleep when it's dark and quiet at night.

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  13. I'm standing squarely behind you in Tennessee. It's open season on all Southerners because of a lone killer in Charleston? That just don't make any sense. I recently read articles on NPR's site, and on New York Time's site on how we need 'cultural cleansing,' and I have to wonder who's agenda this is. I guess it is easier to attack a flag and a culture, than to go after actual hate groups.

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    1. As someone else commented here, there are pictures of that shooter holding beer bottles, but nobody is demanding beer be banned, or insinuating that people who drink beer are evil. The most telling thing to me is not the attacks from the left, but the craven, crawling performance of people like the Governor of South Carolina, Jeb Bush, The CEO's of Amazon and Walmart. People who should know better. I excuse Mit Romney on the grounds that he is known public idiot and nobody takes him seriously anyway. But Lindsey Graham? The Governor of Alabama?

      Now the head of Nascar wants to ban the flag. Good luck to him on that, Nascar fans will tar and feather him if they can get their hands on the wretch. Politicians in D.C. are trying to have the Confederate stained glass windows taken out of the National Cathedral. Don't they know how angry they are making people down here? There used to be a young left wing woman who came around here and made comments, and she did more to invigorate the blog than my two week stand down did. That's exactly the same phenomenon that is taking place across the rural South right now, with all this venom and bile being poured on us by know nothings and boot lickers.

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  14. You have it right...this is so disrespectful of a flag that represents so much of this countries history written in blood of her sons and daughters. When the corporate world is so powerful it dares disrespect its own history it it time to take a stand as you can!
    There is enormous disrespect in this day and age and a bizarre ability to cloud the real issues with a companies show of power. God Bless your stand!

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    1. Fiona, Eisenhower warned about the rise of the Military Industrial complex when I was a kid. He got it part way right. He should have been worried about the Political Industrial complex. Carrier politicians and multinational corporations are doing more to destroy the country than just about anything else I can think of. They don't respect anything, even themselves.

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  15. Hey Harry.

    (captaincrunch)


    I agree with you 'one hundred percent'

    but' in reality. Im not sure I can boycott walmart due to logistics. One the other companies, I will work on it.

    I put a lot of careful thought into it. One bit of logic is continue to use the above mentioned companies because of low prices to get what you need (what you really need) and not flatscreen TV's etc.

    What may be waiting down the road is a major banking failure (thanks to Greece) and with any luck many of the anti-southern racist companies will go under. I say use them like a rental car (rental cars are impervious to Blood, Sweat and Vomit) Buy the stuff they especially have low profit margins on. 25 years from now most of them will not exist anyway.

    Sears, Radio Shack and others will be going under soon. Institutions that we believed could be around forever are running on life support.

    That's the beauty of Capitalism. It morgh's mutates, and evolves rapidly.

    One day all the internet stuff may fall to the wayside. Consumers may return to retail shops and brick and mortar bookstores.

    What is old will become new again.

    In the meantime. If I was a banker, I would be getting real nervous looking at the trends and possible collapse of the E.U. which will become a failed experiment. European nations have historically be at each others throats and old hatreds will return.

    History is again repeating itself. Another war in Europe is brewing in order to hide the fact the banks and the political system in the west needs money to keep the military industrial complex going (new boogey man wanted) apply within.

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    1. CC: I understand your problem. What you are talking about is "accomodation." People in occupied Europe during WW2 had to make that decision. The safest thing was to go along with the program, make nice with the Germans, and hope to ride the thing out. Most people did that. The other option was to resist. People that did so knew they risked their lives , probably in a lost cause, and that in general their own individual contributions would not be significant.

      I don't fault you whichever way you choose to go. It's not going to be easy for me to not go to Walmart, since I save a lot of money on groceries, ammo, tools, clothing, etc. But it's a choice I've made on a personal level. Everybody has to suit themselves, depending on their own circumstances.

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    2. Hey Harry,

      (captaincrunch)

      What I was talking about in Europe long standing, hatreds goes back centuries to the 30 years war and other ancient conflicts. When there is such, ethnic, historical, and cultural divides. A union can not exist for long will not survive.
      'Hell, centuries from now I would not be surprised if France and Britain were back at war with each other.

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    3. If they are it will be two Islamic states going at each other.

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  16. A STUPID ANALYSIS TO COMFORT YOURSELF .

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    1. He's a good man, and a Southern patriot. He's just saying what a lot of other people are thinking. Robert E. Lee would not permit criticism of Southerners who joined the Union Army, because he believed they were acting on their own beliefs and no one should do less. Nobody living today would make a pimple on Robert E. Lee's ass but I use him as a guide in a lot of the things I do and it often keeps me from being a horses ass.

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    2. One wonders that Anonymous @ 4:28am has already successfully achieved the transformation you have prevented in you last sentence, Harry. He fails to realize that you have to stand for something or you'll fall for anything. However I think he was referring to you......

      Here's a good list of places to start for those on the boycott bandwagon.

      http://www.ijreview.com/2015/06/354051-35-companies-just-told-america-exactly-think-scotus-gay-marriage-ruling/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=header-mobile&utm_campaign=Sharing

      It's enough to make you want to vomit on 4:28's hooves.

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    3. Of course I just realized that this link and your subject matter are two different situations. My coffee hadn't fully kicked in yet. Sorry for the confusion.

      However, there is one way that the Gay marriage issue and the confederate flag are connected, they really, in the end, are about the suppression of the first amendment. The left-tards are gunning for our freedom of expression by calling us both racists and homophobes.

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    4. To me? Oh. I thought that he meant CC. Oh, well. Sometimes it gets confusing.

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  17. Hey Harry,

    (captaincrunch)

    Did you just have a post up and just take it down???

    I wanted to read it:(

    Something on Fourth of July.

    I guess you are editing it more??

    If I can find one on short notice. I think I may hang a Pirate Flag off of my house on the Fourth of July.
    Pirates are cool nowadays. Everyone likes Pirates. Some of my neighbors will wonder why I am not flying an American Flag on my house. Its because Pirates are cool. Everyone likes modern cute and fuzzy Pirates.

    Real reason why I may hang a Pirate flag, because our leaders are acting like a bunch of Pirates. Making up the rules as we go along. (Pillaging) our bank accounts and property. Subjecting our women to see through X-ray machines (Raping) For Profit criminal justice system (Taking People Hostage and demanding Ransom)
    I can go on and on and on.

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    1. Yes. I wasn't really happy with it so I deleted it. The post rambled too much.

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  18. Don't underestimate the power of individual boycotts. When General Mills ran the Cherrios commercial of a mixed-race couple, their sales dropped 3% costing them millions.

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    1. Well, I'll be damned. That add infuriated me because they were using shareholders money to push a left wing agenda. I wrote them a letter pointing out that doing that violated their fiduciary responsibility to investors. I also told them that I was sure a lot of offended investors were selling their stock and a lot of offended customer's were not buying their product. I sent a copy to investor relations and to the CEO. I'm glad to hear others felt that this political attempt at social engineering was inappropriate.

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