“This Government was made by our fathers on the white basis . . . made by white men for the benefit of white men and their posterity forever.”
– Sen. Stephen Douglas of Illinois
In Buddhism, the Law of Karma says that “for every event that occurs, there will follow another event whose existence was caused by the first, and this second event will be pleasant or unpleasant according as its cause was skillful or unskillful.”
Another way of stating this is to say that, “Our deeds still travel with us from afar, And what we have been makes us what we are” or “Once we have an imprint of an action in our mind, it tends to be habit-forming.” The street philosopher might explain karma by saying “shit comes back to haunt you.”
The State of Illinois is suffering tremendously from bad karma stemming from Abraham Lincoln’s foolish war against the Confederacy: Whites are down to 63.7 percent of the population, while African-Americans have risen to 14.3 percent of the population, Asians have risen to 4.6 percent of the population, and Hispanics are now 15.8 percent of the population.
Chicago, which is 31.7 percent White, dominates the rest of the state. The Chicagoland metropolitan area contains half the population of Illinois. Like a massive anchor, Chicagoland is pulling the rest of Illinois inexorably to the Left, where the gentry liberal strategy put Dick Durbin and Barack Hussein Obama in the Senate.
Now down state Illinoisans have had enough of Chicago and are dreaming of secession:
“Now two downstate Republican lawmakers think that they’ve found a solution for Mr. Wooters and other disgruntled Illinoisans who want to escape but can’t: Cut off the pesky tail that’s wagging the dog—separate Chicago from the rest of the state.
That’s the legislative initiative of State Reps. Adam Brown and Bill Mitchell, who think politicians from the Windy City have blown the state too far left. “At every town-hall meeting I hear, ‘Can’t we separate from Chicago?'” says Mr. Mitchell.
Chicago pols control almost all seats of power in Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn, House Speaker Mike Madigan, Senate President John Cullerton, Attorney General Lisa Madigan and Secretary of State Jesse White are all Democrats from Chicago. So was former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, who this month was sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption, including trying to sell President Obama’s vacated seat in the U.S. Senate. Consequently, as Mr. Wooters says, a lot “of the money that we have down here goes up there to bail out Chicago.”
In 2008, lawmakers in Springfield cobbled together a $530 million rescue package for Chicago’s transit system, which was on the brink of collapse because of sky-high labor and legacy costs. Just this week they pushed through $300 million of tax credits for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago Board Options Exchange and Sears to prevent the businesses from fleeing to lower-tax climes. Both Indiana and Ohio have been aggressively poaching Illinois businesses, especially since January, when lawmakers raised the state income tax to a flat 5% from 3% and the corporate tax to 9.5% from 7.3%.. . . .
Mr. Wooters knows several people who are leaving the state. His neighbors are moving to Kentucky, his best friend to Tennessee. Another friend, who owns a chain of agricultural-supply stores, has moved to Florida and is expanding operations in other states. Most of the state’s business class appears bearish about their own future. In a Chicago Tribune survey of 45 chief executives of large, publicly held Illinois businesses, only two said they expected the state’s economic condition to improve in the next year.
Little wonder why. The state’s bond debt has soared to $30 billion from $9.2 billion in 2002, when Democrats seized control of both the governorship and statehouse. Lawmakers have borrowed $10 billion just to fund the state’s pension system, which is running a $210 billion unfunded liability. In fact, all of the $7 billion raised by this year’s income and corporate tax hikes is going toward funding pensions.”
Illinois is going to hell under Democrats who are raising taxes and driving businesses and young people out of state.
The root cause of this can be traced to the presence of so many African-Americans, Hispanics, and Asian voters in the Illinois electorate who can combine with the White liberal minority to dominate White conservatives. In cities like Chicago, Whites have been effectively disenfranchised. They have been subjected to what President Andrew Johnson famously called “Negro domination.”
In his Third Annual Message to Congress, Johnson warned that “the transfer of our political inheritance to them would, in my opinion, be an abandonment of a duty which we owe alike to the memory of our fathers and the rights of our children.” He also warned that the enfranchisement of the Southern Negro would also have the effect of placing “the General government partially into the hands of Negroes.”
In 1865, Illinois repealed its Black Codes which had (1) banned free blacks from settling in Illinois, (2) prohibited African-Americans from voting in Illinois state elections, (3) prohibited African-Americans from testifying or bringing suits against Whites in Illinois courts, (4) prohibited African-Americans from gathering in groups of larger than three or more, and (5) prohibited African-Americans from owning firearms or serving in the Illinois state militia.
Before the War Between the States, Illinois was one of a handful of Lower North states (Oregon, Iowa, and Indiana were the other three) that had wisely banned the presence of free negroes altogether. In 1860, there were almost no African-Americans in Illinois, which (to their everlasting credit) had completely banned African-Americans in 1853.
Abraham Lincoln lost the Illinois Senate race to Stephen Douglas in 1858 because Illinoisans wisely feared that the abolition of slavery would unleash the Black Undertow on the Midwest. The Little Giant hammered Lincoln over the weakness of his commitment to white supremacy.
Eight years later, Sen. Lyman Trumball of Illinois (a corporate Republican who received an annual retainer from the Illinois Central Railroad) wrote the Civil Rights Act of 1866 which made African-Americans into American citizens. The Civil Rights Act of 1866 was a revolutionary piece of legislation that transformed the nature of American citizenship.
Previously, Americans had been citizens of the Union by virtue of their state citizenship. Each state had the power to decide who was a citizen and who could vote. In this way, five New England states (Massachusetts, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island) had made African-Americans into citizens with voting rights, whereas none of the other states had approved of negro citizenship or recognized African-Americans as being American citizens.
The Civil Rights Act of 1866, the 14th Amendment, and the 15th Amendment took the power to define citizenship away from the states and placed it in the hands of the consolidated national government in Washington. It would later use this power to declare that Native Americans, Hispanics, and Asians were American citizens. Then Washington would fatally vote to throw open our borders to the entire Third World.
Looking back on the tragic course of American history, one is forced to conclude that every White victim of African-American and Hispanic criminals and corrupt politicians in the State of Illinois is suffering from the bad karma of the War Between the States which fatally took Illinois off the White basis of citizenship. That war was the pivotal turning point in history.
Before the war, Illinois was explicitly part of a White Man’s Country. The state was almost 100 percent White. African-Americans were banned from moving there under state law. They were not citizens. Women were not voters. A White man could quite literally live out his entire life while having almost no interaction with the federal government outside of the Post Office.
I don’t even have to tell you how bad it is now to be a White man in Illinois. The Black Undertow was on prominent display all summer long. 75 percent of homicide, 68 percent of rape, 85.2 percent of robbery, and 68 percent of aggravated assault in Chicago is committed by African-Americans who were disarmed and excluded in Illinois until 1865.
If Illinois is ever redeemed by the White Freedom Movement, it ought to be renamed the “Land of Douglas” in honor of the man who should have won the presidency in 1860.