Cognitive Dissonance and the Statue of Robert E. Lee

Cognitive Dissonance and the Statue of Robert E. Lee

IS AMERICAN SOCIETY UNRAVELING? by Craig Cantoni, blogging at The Libertarian Institute, ©2017 (Aug. 16, 2017) — When the news broke about white supremacists inciting violence over the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia, I was reading one of the most thought-provoking books on human nature that I’ve ever read—namely, […]

The South, Real Diversity, and the War of Northern Aggression

The South, Real Diversity, and the War of Northern Aggression

“A MILITARY DESPOTISM” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Nov. 3, 2016) — Author’s Note* Somehow revisionist historians would have us believe Abraham Lincoln perpetrated an unconstitutional war on the people of the North and the South to free an oppressed people of color. Considering Lincoln’s open war on the American Indian […]

Rebels Versus Tyrants: A Perpetual Fight for Liberty

Rebels Versus Tyrants: A Perpetual Fight for Liberty

EMBRACING OR LIMITING GOVERNMENT by Michael Gaddy, ©2016 (Oct. 13, 2016) — “Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worse state, an intolerable one.” ~ Thomas Paine Down through the pages of time, governments have done that which they do best; they transform from necessary evil to intolerable evil. Our […]

Intolerant of the Willfully Ignorant

Intolerant of the Willfully Ignorant

“PROUDFUL HYPOCRITES” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jun. 17, 2016) — “The hardest thing to explain is the glaringly evident which everyone has decided not to see.” ~ Ayn Rand “A formal attack on ignorance is bound to fail because the masses are always ready to defend their most precious possession—their […]

Casting Pearls

Casting Pearls

“IGNORANCE IS BLISS” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jun. 3, 2016) — Recently, completely ignoring the warning found in Proverbs 23:9, I attempted to engage a young white man (under 50) in the South who advocates for the removal of all things Southern from public display in a written conversation/exchange. As […]

Jade Helm 15 – 1861 Version

Jade Helm 15 – 1861 Version

“AN EVERYDAY OCCURRENCE” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (May 10, 2016) — About this time last year, there was much speculation on a projected military operation that would be carried out within the confines of the United States that was being called Jade Helm 15. Here is what the Washington Post had […]

The War That Destroyed the Declaration of Independence

The War That Destroyed the Declaration of Independence

“THE RIGHT TO SECEDE…EXISTS” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Apr. 21, 2016) — One would be hard pressed to disagree with the fact the Declaration of Independence not only defines the beginnings of our country but could be called our founding charter. Thomas Jefferson most eloquently laid out the tenets of […]

Lying to Our Children and Ourselves (III)

Lying to Our Children and Ourselves (III)

“A STUPENDOUS NATIONAL DEBT” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Mar. 28, 2016) — “The financiers’ motives in the war were not as glorious as the motives of many fine young men when they marched in ranks mowed down at Second Manassas, Fredericksburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Second Cold Harbor, and other such […]

Happy Birthday, Stonewall

Happy Birthday, Stonewall

“I LOVE VIRGINIA MORE” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jan. 21, 2016) — I take a lot of pride in being an unapologetic and unreconstructed Confederate Rebel; perhaps you have noticed. If you have, it should come as no surprise to you at all that two of my historical heroes are […]

Musings of a Madman

Musings of a Madman

“MAY YOUR CHAINS SET LIGHTLY UPON YOU…” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jan. 18, 2016) — On many occasions the inspiration for what becomes a Rant can be found in my dimly lit bedroom on the ceiling above my head somewhere near 4 in the morning. Sometimes, like today, the motivation […]

Tribute to Fellow Rebels in Arkansas

Tribute to Fellow Rebels in Arkansas

“REBEL FOR LIFE” by Michael Gaddy, ©2016, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Jan. 4, 2016) — While it is an oft used cliche, “the future belongs to the youth of our country,” it could never be more relevant than it is today, especially considering the institutionalized ignorance that passes for education throughout our land. In […]

There Ain’t No South, It’s Just North of Mexico

There Ain’t No South, It’s Just North of Mexico

“WAR ON THE CONSTITUTION” by Michael Gaddy, ©2015, blogging at The Rebel Madman (Dec. 19, 2015) — *Author’s note: I have been going through some of my older writings, throwing some away and saving others. While doing so, I found this article I wrote back in 2004 reference my decades long battle to honor my […]

Never Let Facts Get in the Way of Being Offended

Never Let Facts Get in the Way of Being Offended

“AN ACT OF RACISM” by Michael Gaddy, ©2015, blogging at Rebel Madman (Dec. 8, 2015) — If the politically correct, constantly offended, Cultural Marxists are to be believed, Thanksgiving weekend in the city of Chicago, a legion of Confederate Battle Flags worked their way through the streets of that city killing 8 and wounding 20. […]

When Our Government First Became a Criminal Enterprise

When Our Government First Became a Criminal Enterprise

“UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACTS” by Michael Gaddy, ©2015 (Aug. 5, 2015) — By any legal definition or term the government of this country has been a criminal enterprise since April of 1865. When the Confederate States capitulated, “Just” government, as defined in our Declaration of Independence ceased to exist in this country. One can blather on about […]

OUR National Debt

OUR National Debt

IS THIS HOW WE TREAT THOSE WHO HAVE SACRIFICED SO MUCH? by OPOVV, ©2013 (Dec. 1, 2013) — No, this isn’t about the Federal Reserve’s shareholders fleecing you and me out of our hard-earned money, used to pay off politicians and judges to look the other way while “The Fed,” a privately-held corporation, orders the US Treasury […]