David Shearman and the United Nations are NOT the Friends of Humanity

By Al Benson Jr.

A few days ago I posted an article about Professor David Shearman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was established by the United Nations.

Let me say right up front that neither the United Nations or Professor Shearman are friends of humanity. If anything, they are enemies of humanity—at least any humanity they are not able to control.

In one of his books Professor Shearman referred to the human race as a “malignant eco-tumour” and an “ecological cancer.” With statements such as that you might begin to wonder if Professor Shearman was referring to himself as an “ecological cancer” along with the rest of us. But then you have to remember that Professor Shearman and his elitist friends are a breed apart from the rest of us “great unwashed.” The terms he applies to us do not apply to him and his ivory tower associates who will be designated as the ones to rule over the rest of us.

The article dealing with this that is posted on http://hauntingthelibrary.wordpress.com states that “I could go on quoting from the book, but I’m sure you’ve already got the gist of what’s being proposed here: Global warming presents such a massive and immediate danger that democracy no longer cuts it, and an authoritarian ecological government of ‘natural elites’ will have to be found to replace it, as well as a new green religion to help provide ‘social glue for the masses.’ Posted on a blog somewhere, such a plan would probably elicit a visit from the anti-terrorist division of the police. But the fact that it comes from a professor at a major university, who works for the IPCC and was written at the behest of a serious academic institute, founded by Act of Congress, means that the author need not be afraid. But we should be.”

On January 9, 2011 an article written by Paul Joseph Watson appeared on http://drleonardcoldwell.com/ in which Mr. Watson observed: “Top United Nations Eco-Nazi Professor David Shearman isn’t content with forcing the planet to worship a new green God while accepting the abolition of freedom and its replacement with an authoritarian global government run by elite warriors, he also wants Americans to pay a carbon tax of more than $18,000 dollars for each CO2 exhaling, mother earth killing child they have.”

Watson also notes: “Shearman quotes a letter that appeared in the Medical Journal of Australia which discusses how children having the temerity to breathe is harming the planet and that population control needs to be enforced as part of a second ecological revolution…In a subsequent article entitled: Please Pay the Climate Change Tax on Your Children  Shearman argues that this new green revolution should be funded by a carbon tax on those who dare to break Communist –style one child policies enforced by his yearned for totalitarian global government…The agenda for a global one child policy is being advanced by billionaire elitists who are exploiting the contrived climate change scam to push for total control over mankind.” In connection with all this he mentions David Rockefeller (is anyone surprised?), Ted Turner, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet and guess who? Why good old George Soros, Obama’s puppetmaster.

The one-world government theology of these people is so terribly flawed that only thorough-going apostates would consider listening to them. Anyone calling himself a Christian should repudiate this bovine fertilizer. Unfortunately, that will probably not be the case. In the name of “promoting love” many evangelicals will buy into it at some level.

Professor Shearman’s view of man is in total opposition to God’s view of man. Psalm 8:5-6 show God’s view of man as recorded by the psalmist. It says: “For thou hast made him a little lower than the angels, and hast crowned him with glory and honor. Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands and hast put all things under his feet.” It sounds as if God considers man as more than an “ecological cancer.”

God also states in Proverbs 8”36 that “…he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.” This truth seems to fit Professor Shearman’s world view. Obviously if he is so willing to replace God with some sort of “green” deity then there must be a hatred of God in that desire and a wish to dethrone God in favor of a green idol (idolatry), in violation of the Commandment noted in Exodus 20:3—“Thou shalt have no other gods before me.” Shearman and his United Nations friends do, indeed, love death.

If Jesus Christ, who was and is both man and God was part of the human race then it seems that Shearman’s view of the human race, which included Jesus Christ, is blasphemous at best. If Jesus was willing to die to pay for man’s sins then He must have considered man more important than the designation of an “ecological tumour” that Shearman assigns to him. Obviously Jesus felt that human beings have worth.

Theologically, Sherman and his elitist cadre are a total mess. Oh, they may be able to force their ecological insanity on people for awhile at some point but it will not, can not, last, anymore than Hitler’s Third Reich did. God is not mocked and those who seek to dethrone Him and replace Him with their own secular deities (or with themselves0 will pay the price and they won’t like it. God will have the last laugh. Go back and reread Psalm 2.

David Shearman and the UN Have a Wonderful Plan For Your Demise

By Al Benson Jr.

Most of us grew up believing that the United Nations was truly a beneficent organization that had the welfare of the world as its chief concern. This is the propaganda that has been peddled in most political science textbooks. What a shock it must be when some folks wake up and discover that “it just ain’t so.”

Oh, the United Nations is definitely interested in the world, but its chief interest is in the United Nations controlling the world through some form of world government that will reach right down to the daily lives of most people and the UN will decide where you live, what you eat or don’t eat, what you are allowed to read, and all the rest.

A chief disciple of the UN’s thrust to control all our lives is one Dr. David Shearman, an Emeritus Professor of Medicine at the University of Adelaide. He’s also a Visiting Research Fellow at that University’s Department of Geography and Environmental Sciences and Law School. Dr. Shearman has lots of letters in back of his name. Still, that doesn’t guarantee real wisdom. Only the fear of the Lord guarantees that and in that area Dr. Shearman is noticeably deficient as you will find out as we go along.

Professor Shearman has been an Assessor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). This was established by the United Nations Environment Programme and the World Meteorological Organization, supposedly to provide the world with clear evidence on the current state of the climate, climate change, etc. In other words, it’s a UN front for the global warming crowd.

Shearman, along with Joseph Wayne Smith, wrote a book called The Climate Change Challenge and the Failure of Democracy. According to http://hauntingthelibrary.wordpress.com  “His argument is that overpopulation and industrialization are causing an ecological disaster which requires a total change of lifestyle for everyone on the planet. As democracy isn’t up to the challenge, an authoritarian government must (obviously) be imposed to save us from ourselves.” Now we get to the crux of the whole matter. And who will control this authoritarian government? Why the UN and its minions, of course.

According to the authors of this “new” revelation, democracy is not natural. In fact they state: “we argue that authoritarianism is the natural state of humanity” and they have a solution to promote that. They thus begin to tout the formation of an “elite warrior leadership” which, in the name of humanity will “battle for the future of the earth” and no doubt for its own future as it seeks to control the masses. Now I will agree with these people on one thing—democracy is not natural. It inevitably leads to dictatorship. However, freedom under God and the liberty to enjoy that freedom are natural. Of course these people don’t envision anything remotely like that. It doesn’t enter into their thinking. So you have to understand that what they are really talking about is their freedom to take away man’s God-given freedom. That’s what they are all about.

Dr. Shearman and his co-author recognize that man has a God-consciousness and thus man is a worshiping  being and they discuss whether Christianity or the Muslim faith fits better into the authoritarian regime they plan for the rest of us. They state:”It is not impossible that from the green movement and aspects of the new age movement a religious alternative to Christianity and Islam will emerge. And it is not too difficult to imagine what shape this new religion could take. One would require a transcendent God who could punish and reward—because humans seem to need a carrot and stick…Chapter 9 will describe in more detail how we might begin the process of constructing such real universities to train the ecowarriors to do battle against the enemies of life…” It’s hard for most people to realize that there are actually elites who think this way. This stuff would make the old movie Solyent Green look like Sunday School stuff. But it’s out there, in these men’s own words. This is their vision for our future—not theirs but ours. Since the UN will be overseeing all this their futures will be on a slightly higher plain than ours will. There have to be some perks for telling the rest of the world how to live and then enforcing those commands.

The web site http://wideshut.co.uk/end-democracy-to-save-planet-says-ipcc/ very plainly states that “We are often told that the UN is not an authoritarian institution and is only looking to solve world problems, rather than develop a world power system: but it is quite clear that many of the UN’s climate change alarmists have fascist ideologies…Prof. Shearman’s book makes no attempt to hide its fascist ideals…In other words, they think we need fascism to save the planet. Over 60 years ago now, a man named Hitler thought the same thing. The West rejected Hitler’s fascism. In my opinion, and I hope I am 100% wrong, I think the West will be sorely tempted to embrace Shearman’s fascism. My question is—where will the church be?

These people are not “new” or “original.” They are doing the exact same thing that people did at the Tower of Babel—rejecting the direction given by the one True God, the Creator of heaven and earth and seeking to build their own man-made society with their own “god.” It may take awhile, but this attempt will also collapse. Go back and read Psalm 2 in the Holy Scriptures.

In the meantime, these people need to be opposed and Christians should lead the opposition. Anyone who advocates both idolatry and dictatorship should be opposed and exposed by Christians.

Years ago the John Birch Society had a program called “Get US out of the UN.” It was a good program and people today should check it out and find out what they might do to promote it. And Christians should study the United Nations from a theological perspective to begin to understand the anti-Christian theology of that One World group. As one Christian who did, I can guarantee you will not like what you find, and then you need to ask the question “what can I do about it?”

The Beast and the Holy Trinity

By Al Benson Jr.

Most Southern folks who have read any history of the War of Northern Aggression know who Beast Butler was.

After Admiral Farragut had captured New Orleans in April of 1862 the Union landed in that city 10,000 Union soldiers under the command of one of the most disagreeable personalities known to man—Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler (the Beast).

Stories about the corruption of the Beast are legion and some may be somewhat exaggerated, but for all that, the Major General was no paragon of virtue. He was prepared to deal harshly with people in Louisiana who were not exactly thrilled to see him. Men from the USS Pensacola marched into New Orleans and raised the Yankee flag over the Mint Building. The Kennedy Brothers in The South Was Right! Informed us that: “…a young man of twenty one years climbed to the roof and removed the United States flag. Being young and patriotic was not considered a virtue by the Yankees. Union General Benjamin Butler demanded that the man responsible for the act be thrown in jail. The young man was arrested and sentenced to death by hanging for the act of lowering the United States flag.” Many people in New Orleans pleaded with Butler for the young man’s life, the Mayor and church leaders among them. It was all to no avail. Twenty One year old William Mumford was hanged. It’s interesting that during the Viet Nam era many of the “peace” protesters (the Communist’s “useful idiots”) burned the American flag and nothing much was ever done to them. But then, they served someone’s agenda so they had to be protected so they could live to riot and agitate another day.

The Kennedy Brothers tell us of the Beast that: “He sent to prison without a grand jury indictment or trial by jury, both women and leaders of the clergy because they would not accept the invaders with open arms. He closed churches and newspapers at his will if he felt they were not loyal to the Yankee government…Jesus said that a tree could be known by its fruit. The fruit of this Union that Benjamin Butler brought to New Orleans was bitter and deadly.”

Notice that Butler seemed to go after women and churches. A “true American hero” right? It makes you wonder what problem Butler had with churches. But, when a newspaper editor asked Butler told him. He said “I am the military Governor of this state—the Supreme Power—you cannot disregard my order, Sir. By God, he that sins against me, sins against the Holy Ghost.”
Did you get that? It would seem that in equating himself with the Third Person of the Holy Trinity General Butler had a rather exalted opinion of himself. In my opinion such a statement borders on blasphemy—making himself co-equal with the Holy Spirit, or maybe in Butler’s own mind he had replaced the Holy Spirit. After all, there are some authors who have noted that Lincoln equated himself with the Union so you have to wonder, in Lincoln’s own mind was the Union God? It is a fact that those who wish to replace God and destroy what is left of our Christian culture seek to make the state seem omnipotent—the all-seeing, all-knowing dispenser of “privileges and immunities” to its friends and an implacable and bitter foe toward its enemies (Christians).

This is so typical of what I call the Yankee/Marxist mindset and it seems to have been in the process of being cemented in place by 1860. Sherman was known to favor military dictatorship as the best form of government. Lincoln was satisfied with civilian dictatorship as long as he was the dictator, and when he was gone Edwin Stanton wanted to assume the job. Can anyone in their right mind blame the South for wanting to secede from this?

From Sherman to Lincoln to Butler this form of God complex seems to have taken hold in the North. Unfortunately, since the North won the War it has never really gone away and today we have in the White House yet another Marxist mentality who suffers from pretensions of grandeur and seems to envision himself as some sort of leftist messiah.

God deliver us from those that want to replace Him.

Southern History Resources For Homeschoolers (and others)

By Al Benson Jr.

It seems to me that in the battle for the preservation of Confederate and Southern heritage and culture we need to be aware of some of the resources that are out there for folks to utilize. Too often we lose the battle because we show up unprepared to deal with an adversary that has been trashing our heritage for 150 years and more and we just found out about the battle last month. So we march into the fray, confident because we now know some truth, and we get stomped on because our enemies have books and publications with over a century and a half of lies contained in them while we have something we got off the Internet last week.

We need to start off by training our youngsters in the truth, and that won’t happen in a couple of weeks, or even a couple of years. But we have to start and we have to continue to work at it—pointing out Yankee/Marxist untruths and balancing them off with facts. If you can start your kids off young, so much the better.

A really good age group to begin with is ages 8-12, or grades 2-6 in school. Kids are old enough to begin to learn history at that point and there is a new book out now that will enable them to begin. Written by Lochlainn Seabrook, this new book is appropriately titled Honest Jeff & Dishonest Abe—A Southern Children’s Guide to the Civil War. It was published by Sea Raven Press, SeaRavenPress.com  of Franklin, Tennessee.  At a level appropriate for 8-12 year olds this book deals with the slavery question and who was responsible for slavery in America. It deals with the abolitionists both North and South (true abolition started in the South not the North) and it deals with the real reasons for the war and the personalities involved, including terrorists like John Brown and dictatorial personalities such as Abraham Lincoln.

Books such as this were unavailable when our children were this age but had this one been around our kids would have used it. For a beginning study about the history and reasons for the War this is a good place to start. It is a foundation you can build on. The book sells for $24.95.

For older youngsters, from junior high or middle school on into high school there is another work I purchased a few years ago that I cannot recommend too highly. It is  The War Between the States—America’s Uncivil War by John J. Dwyer. Mr. Dwyer has written a 660 page book dealing with all aspects of the War. The first time I read it I went through it making notes and then when I finished it I turned around and read it again. For older kids the information in this book is essential and it will refute the fables put forth in public school “history” books. It was published by Bluebonnet Press, www.bluebonnetpress.com of Denton, Texas. Again, I wish this had been available when our kids were in high school.

When our daughter was in high school I used an excellent (at that time cassette tape) series by Rev. Steve Wilkins called America The First 350 Years put out by Covenant Publications, 224 Auburn Ave., Monroe, Louisiana 71201. I believe it is still available, only now in MP3. This is a good series and gives the lie to many of the tall tales kids are fed in public school “history” books. Rev. Wilkins sets out clearly the real reasons for the War and shows how the results of the War have affected this country right down to our own time, and this is all done in a Christian context.

There are many excellent books out there now that older kids can learn from if encouraged to take the time. Thomas DiLorenzo’s The Real Lincoln and Lincoln Unmasked are two. There are several books written by the Kennedy Brothers, such as The South Was Right! And Was Jefferson Davis Right? Published by Pelican Publishing of Gretna, Louisiana, there is Lincoln’s Marxists by Walter Kennedy and myself, also published by Pelican Publishing  in 2011.

Years ago, when searching for history material having to do with the War and finding not all that much, I undertook to write a series of booklets myself dealing with the War and the reasons for it. A few years later I wrote tests to go with these booklets. I did one booklet on the reasons for the War, one on the abolitionists, one on Lincoln’s socialist friends from Europe, one on secession, and one on the propaganda of Lincoln’s emancipation. The idea was that if kids would not read an entire history book they might read a booklet of 20-25 pages with basic information and take the test that went with that booklet. It was mostly for home schooling families, but anyone can use it. These are still available and you can check them out at http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com or if your computer won’t open that page for you then you can write to The Copperhead Chronicle, P O Box 55, Sterlington, Louisiana 71280 for more information. You can also contact me at cpprhd10@aol.com It is called The Homeschool History Series. Please check it out along with these other sources of material listed above.

I Think There Are A Few Confederates In The Crib

by Al Benson Jr.

Over the years I have written articles for several blog spots and web sites  which have elicited me email that I can only describe as “highly uncomplimentary” in nature. Years ago, one writer accused me of writing some of what I wrote because I was “angry about integration.”  Sorry to disappoint him, but I grew up in the North, lived there most of my life, and always attended government schools that were integrated. I never thought about that subject one way or the other. The same writer then went on to complain that he felt I was probably “intolerant of Cajuns” because, after all, David Duke didn’t like them. Actually, I have some friends that are Cajuns, and quite frankly, I couldn’t care less what David Duke thinks about anything. I have never based my opinions of people on what David Duke may or may not have thought. I can remember, after reading some of these diatribes directed at me I scratched my head and asked myself “where do these people get this stuff?” I continue to find it interesting that while so many liberals and “progressives” (I’ll be polite and not call them socialists) prattle on endlessly about “diversity” they seem to be obsessed with the race question and everything in the world revolves around that for them. I have found that those who accuse me of that old Marxist bugagoo “racism” seem to think of little else themselves except race. They just might be more guilty of racism than me, only their form of racism is labeled as “multi-culturalism.”

Yet another writer once informed that that he was enthralled that “your kind are dying out.” There’s that “liberal love” showing itself again. The idea here was, I suppose, that when all the old men my age are dead and gone there will be no one left to carry a Confederate flag or to put a battle flag  bumper sticker on the back of his car or pickup truck. There will, supposedly, be no one left to defend Confederate history or culture. At that point the millennium can be ushered in immediately–the year of jubilo  will have arrived and the St. Andrews Cross can finally be replaced with the Hammer and Sickle with a picture of Obama in the upper left hand corner. I hate to have to be the one to burst this particular writer’s bubble, but I have stunning news for this reverse racist. My children were home schooled. I taught them their history and I was pretty fussy about what I used. Although there wasn’t as much good material around then as there is now, there was some, and my kids were taught to respect, honor and revere Southern culture, even though at the time we resided in the North. Now my daughter and her husband are home schooling their six children, and they are being taught the same things I taught her.

The last figures that I saw noted that somewhere between one and two million children in this country were being home schooled. Now admittedly, not all of them will learn all the truth about Southern history and culture or about the War of Northern Aggression, but by God’s Providence, a fair number of them will. I personally know several families that desired good teaching material about the War of Northern Aggression and the reasons for it so that their kids might learn the real truth and I have run across teenagers on occasion that want this kind of information–and not all of them live in the deep South.

So those reverse racists that comfort themselves with the thought that the passing of my generation will, somehow, put an end to the defense of Confederate and Southern heritage may have a bit of a rude awakening in store. There are at least two generations coming along that will defend the truth about Southern heritage and culture. Some of you may have recently seen the story out of Republic, Missouri where the local public school suspended a student because he drove back and forth to school each day with a Confederate flag on the back of his truck. The local public school commissar demanded that he remove the flag while his truck was on school property, which he did–but he put it back on to drive home at night. That wasn’t good enough and the minions of cultural diversity at the school still continued to hassle him. All of a sudden, Confederate flags started appearing all around the town of Republic. After awhile, when you trash their culture, some people begin to get ticked. And rightfully so!

Whether or not most of those people that hate the Confederate flag realize it or not their leadership seeks to destroy the culture and memory of the Old South because the Old South had a Christian heritage.  Whether or not some of those people will ever admit it, at root, they are at war with Jesus Christ and the Christian faith and they think that, somehow, if they can just rid the world of Christianity it will be a better place–at least for them and their Marxist friends!

The symbols they seek to tear down or remove are Christian symbols and don’t think for a New York minute that many of them don’t know that. They desire to replace the Christian heritage of the Old South with something they call the “new South” which, upon closer examination, turns out to be nothing more than the humanistic, apostate Yankee/Marxist culture with a Southern accent.

Again, I hate to burst their bubble (well, not really) but it’s not going to happen the way they wish it would. The youngster in Republic, Missouri is a prime example of why it won’t. There may not be as many defenders of Confederate and Southern culture in the next generation as I’d like to see, but there will continue to be many more that the detractors of the South will want to see.

Years ago a man said “In order for you to win over me, you have to defeat me. In order for me to win over you, all I have to do is survive.” It’s kind of a guerilla statement, but there is truth in it. As long as there are survivors out there in upcoming generations willing to defend Southern culture and history, then all the liberals, apostates and Marxists will not win. And I think in their hearts, they realize that.

The Sodomite Administration

By Al Benson Jr.

You cannot help but question the worldview of the current administration in Sodom on the Potomac.

It seems that the man now sitting in the White House as president has decided that it is his sworn duty to uphold the concept of sodomite marriage. But some in his administration beat him to the punch. His Vice-President, Joe Biden, that famous silver-tongued orator, and his Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan both endorsed sodomite marriage earlier in the week, and so Mr. Obama, it would seem, figured he had better get on this galloping bandwagon before it was too late and he could reap no political benefits from it. And the perverse crowd in Hollyweird will love him for it. Lots of big money political donations there.

I wonder if anyone in this country with their kids in public schools is comforted by the fact that their Secretary of Education has just endorsed sexual perversion. From Obama you expect as much. He realizes that overturning the sexual morality of this country, which is based upon Scripture, will do irreparable damage to the culture, which is what he is all about anyway. Those who can’t grasp this fact are probably not trying too hard.

Obama claimed his decision on this question had “evolved.” Horseradish! Marxists, of which he is one, have no problem whatever tearing down cultures through the use and promotion of sexual perversion. The resulting confusion makes it easier for them to assume control.

The president audaciously observed that his Christian faith in the Golden Rule was what led him to his decision. He paraphrased it as “Treat others the way you would want to be treated.” I have no argument with that, but treating others the way you want to be treated does not include endorsing or seeking to legitimize their perversions. Obama seems to think it does.

According to http://www.newsmax.com “New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, who heads the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops said Obama’s remarks ‘undermine the institution of marriage, the very cornerstone of our society. The people of this country, especially our children, deserve better.’” Cardinal Dolan is right. But the electorate of this country saw fit to put a Marxist in the White House and this is the price all of us are paying.

Rev. Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, and a Council of Foreign Relations member as well, said that he was both “saddened and mystified” by Obama’s decision. And he noted: “When the president comes out in favor of something it has an impact, and that saddens me because I think embracing same-sex marriage would be a terrible mistake for the country.” He’s correct here, but later on he commented that maybe the president was simply taking a stand based on his beliefs and that “It may be a profile in courage.” Did you catch that? Endorsing sexual perversion could be a “profile in courage” for Obama. Dr. Land’s Council on Foreign Relations membership is showing through.

Other church reaction I have read about up to this point has been rather tepid. But, then, the church in this country today, with some exceptions, seems rather tepid.

Surprisingly, Billy Graham’s son, the Rev. Franklin Graham, made an accurate statement. He said: “President Obama has, in my view, shaken his fist at the same God who created and defined marriage. It grieves me that our president would now affirm same-sex marriage…” Graham is right. Obama has shaken his fist at God and, ultimately, unless he repents, God will require the price that is paid for this rebellion. As the Scripture says “God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows that will he also reap.”

The Scriptures state in Leviticus 18:22 that: “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with woman-kind: it is abomination.” And in the New Testament, Romans 1:26-28 states: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature: And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient:” So it would seem that the Holy Scriptures take a rather dim view of Mr. Obama’s “evolving” position on sodomy.

But don’t expect that to deter him. He and those behind his throne have an agenda they intend to force on the American people and part of that agenda is the destruction of any remaining Christian culture in this country. Personally, I’d like to see a little more reaction from the church on this, but I’m not holding my breath.

Karl Marx and the “Reconstruction of a Social World”–Part Four

by Al Benson Jr.

With carpetbaggers running the state governments, state and local taxes in the Southern states doubled between 1860 and 1870, even though property values declined. Dishonesty and fraud were rampant, much the same as in today’s Republican establishment. One example–in Florida the cost of public printing for the year 1869 was higher than its total cost had been from 1789 to 1868. In four years the postwar governor of Louisiana had accumulated personal savings of $1 million–all from a salary of $38,000 a year. Remarkable fiscal management, right?

As the US army occupied county courthouses in the South, often the military men seized the tax rolls, totaled the back taxes up back to 1861 and demanded immediate payment in specie from people whose currency and bonds had been ruled worthless. Failure to pay meant immediate confiscation of the land. Carpetbaggers ended up buying land for pennies on the dollar. Then the carpetbaggers’ buying spree really began. The best Southern land was bought up by Northern investors or resident investors controlled by Northern banks. You can now see why people like Jesse James, when denied a chance to make an honest living after the War, went after the banks and railroads–mostly owned and controlled by Northern big money.

Yankee/Marxist radicals of the ilk of Stevens and Sumner intended to subvert the Southern culture by diluting it into insignificance–by filling the South with Northern colonists who saw the opportunity to profit from Southern misfortune. This part of the plan did not work out too well because most Northern investors did not want to live under military dictatorship among hostile neighbors and did not wish close contact with blacks. But not to worry. If the culture-destroyers could not get enough Northern folks to come down here and live under “reconstruction” conditions they were willing to wait a few years and try the same agenda with illegal immigrants. As long as Southern culture was and is destroyed they don’t really care who they use to do it. Cultural genocide is a pivotal part (as it has always been) of the Yankee/Marxist “reconstruction” program.

The Northern culture-destroyers often employed other means to stamp out Southern culture. During the War the Northern Methodists persuaded Secretary of War Edwin Stanton to permit them to seize all Southern Methodist churches in captured Confederate territory if those churches were not being run by pastors favorable to the Union cause.

The carpetbagger state governments taxed the Southern public heavily for the purpose of establishing elaborate public school systems, but then they stole most of the money. In this instance their greed got in the way of their desire to further warp the culture of the Old South.

But even for all that, they managed to do a bad enough job. Northern publishers produced the textbooks for Southern schools and colleges, and naturally distributed texts which made the South and its people look bad. All the better to create a little guilt complex in the next generation of Southern kids, and in generations thereafter. And they’ve done a good job. I know some Southern folks who are ashamed of their history and heritage. To subconsciously fight off their guilt feelings they loudly parrot their support of Abraham Lincoln and the Union, and label as traitors those who refuse to do such, of which I am one.

“Reconstruction” continues today. I have read about cases where some colleges have courses designed to teach kids how to lose their Southern accents. That’s “reconstruction” folks. “Reconstruction”  equals cultural genocide.and cultural Marxism.

Karl Marx knew what he was doing when he advocated “free education for all children in public schools…” Maybe, Lord willing, some day we’ll figure it out and we can begin to take out kids out of public schools and begin to reverse the trend of “reconstruction.”

Karl Marx and “the reconstruction of a social world” Part Three

by Al Benson Jr.

The military authorities staffed many state militias with ex-slaves whose primary duty was to make sure that all fellow blacks voted the Republican ticket as well as enforcing martial law. Unfortunately, due to fallen human nature, with that much power, came arrogance. Although some black state militia groups behaved well, many did not. They set out to harass, bully and intimidate both white men and women on the streets, and oftentimes they carried out their threats.

Booker T. Washington, in his autobiography Up From Slavery had some accurate and pointed comments concerning “reconstruction.” He stated: Though I was but little more than a youth during the period of reconstruction, I had the feeling that mistakes were being made and that things could not remain in the condition that they were in then very long. I felt that the reconstruction policy, so far as it related to my race, was in a large measure on a false foundation, was artificial and forced. In many cases it seemed to me that the ignorance of my race was being used as a tool with which to help white men into office, and that there was an element in the North which wanted to punish the Southern white man by forcing the Negroes into positions  over the heads of the Southern whites. I felt the Negro would be the one to suffer for this in the end…I saw colored men who were members of the state legislatures, and county officers, who, in some cases, could not read or write, and whose morals were as weak as their education.

Booker T. Washington was a man of proven character who lived during “reconstruction” and observed what was happening.  Therefore, he can be considered as a primary source of information.

So the black militias could mostly do whatever struck their fancy, while, if any five Southern white men met together, even after church on the Lord’s Day, they were subject to instant arrest for unlawful assembly, and prosecution by a military tribunal. Almost sounds like the recently passed HR 347, which forbids free speech where secret servicemen are present. Any connections here? Rest assured, if there are, the “news” media will never tell.

Though many ex-Confederate soldiers literally had no clothes but their old Confederate uniforms, it was now unlawful for them to wear them. They had to scrounge for something else to wear, if possible. They had to cut all the buttons stamped CSA off their uniforms and fasten their clothes with whatever they could find. They had to carry parole papers on their persons at all times and display these to any soldier upon demand.

Heaven help any Southerner who, under any circumstances, displayed a Confederate flag of any kind or any symbol of the Confederacy. He would be arrested immediately. .Do you now understand why public schools make such a frenzied fuss over Confederate flags and symbols? Public schools were and are a tool of “reconstruction.” Until we in the South today can begin to grasp that fact we will never make any progress out of our current situation.

In most occupied towns in the South the US flag was flown and guarded by sentries. If any passing Southerner failed to salute that flag he was subject to immediate arrest. US soldiers were often quartered in the homes of Southern civilians. This was one of the things listed in the Declaration of Independence as a complaint against the King of England. This showed Southern folks what the Yankee/Marxists really thought of our founding documents–total disregard. The Pledge of Allegiance to the flag was written in 1892 by a New England socialist who preached about Jesus being a communist. Yet, today, it is considered the height of being unpatriotic if you refuse to say this Pledge written by a man who was asked to leave his church because of his socialism–and that in Massachusetts! What’s the difference between being forced to salute the Union flag in reconstruction South Carolina or Georgia and being forced to repeat the Pledge of Allegiance in a government school? Maybe I’m dense, but it seems to me that it’s six of one and half a dozen of the other.

In many cases the state legislatures, school boards, and militias were filled with illiterate blacks who had no idea whatever as to the workings of civil government. All blacks who got jobs as postmasters and mail agents were under the protection of the US Army, which meant they were left free to plunder their states’ resources, if any, at will.

If you want to get a really good idea of the damage “reconstruction” did, state by state, try to find a copy of Claude Bowers’ book The Tragic Era. It was originally printed in 1929 but I understand that it has been reprinted within the last few years. Bowers, a Northerner, lays out what happened  quite graphically–and it ain’t pretty. When Marxist “historians” in the late 1930s and afterward wrote their historical drivel they sought to debunk Bowers’ work.In spite of Eric Foner and his fellow comrades, Bowers’ book is the one worth reading.

To be continued.

Karl Marx’s “Reconstruction of a social world” Part Two

by Al Benson Jr.

This master plan would be loved by Northern capitalists, Northern liberals, as well as the Yankee/Marxists in Congress.

It involved:

1. Taxing the prostrate South bone-dry. Just a little “redistribution of the wealth.”

2. Putting the South under military rule. Sherman had advocated military dictatorship.

3. Filling all political offices in the South with Carpetbaggers, Scalawags, and ignorant blacks.

4. Flooding the South with Northern emigrants who would be permitted to buy up Southern land dirt-cheap

5. Giving blacks the upper hand in dealing with whites and making sure the ignorant blacks continued to vote Republican.

6. Destroy the white Southern value system, to be replaced with the Northern liberal value system, to be enforced by a powerful national government.

The First Reconstruction Act of March, 1867 required Southern states to enfranchise blacks and ratify the 14th Amendment. It divided the South into five military districts, each to be ruled by a US Army General.

The Second Reconstruction Act, also of March 1867, called for the army to oversee the registration of all eligible voters in each Southern state and for the election of delegates to a constitutional convention for each state and for the writing of a new state constitution. When all this had been accomplished Congress would then seat the state’s elected senators and congressmen,  and military occupation would, theoretically, end. Right! A little aside here–notice that these states were forced to ratify the 14th Amendment before their elected officers had been seated.

The Third Reconstruction Act was in July, 1867 and gave the military commanders complete power over all civil governments in the South and the new voter registration boards could arbitrarily deny the vote to anyone.  Southern Democrats were about to find out that they would have a very difficult time getting registered to vote.

The Fourth Reconstruction Act of March, 1868 repealed the requirement that at least 50% of the voters must ratify the new state constitutions. The purpose of this was to speed up the entry of the remaining Southern states back into the Union so their new black and Scalawag voters would be able to vote for Grant in the 1868 presidential election–which helped him to win.  As you can plainly see there was nothing “political” in all of this, was there? Notice that these states had been forced to ratify the 14th Amendment before they were officially received back into the Union. James and Walter Kennedy, in their book The South Was Right (Pelican Publishing) noted on page 172: “The North, in 1866, removed the Southern states from the Union.  This was the same North that in 1861 refused to allow the South to secede from the Union.This same North now declared the Southern states to be non-states. To get back into the Union (that originally the South did not want to be part of anyway, and from which it had previously been denied the right to secede), it was required to perform the function of a State in that Union,while still officially no longer a part of the Union, by ratifying an amendment that previously as states in the Union it had legally rejected! Words alone fail to meet the challenge of such pure Yankee logic.”

And, after this happy event, the military commanders in the South, following the orders of Congress, removed the sitting governors of Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and Virginia. They replaced all levels of elected and appointed officials in the state governments with either soldiers or Scalawags wherever it seemed that the lawfully-elected state officials might not slavishly follow the current Republican Party line.

This put the South under martial law (a situation undoubtedly waiting to be repeated if our current Marxist-in-Chief has his way.

The Northern Army could enter and search any Southern home at any time and just confiscate whatever possessions they wished. A little more “redistribution of the wealth”–from South to North.

In many situations the military commanders refused to bring actions against Southern civilians into any civil court. Such defendants were remanded to trial by military tribunals. This meant the US Army could arrest any Southerner at any time for virtually any reason and hold him prisoner without trial for however long it wished. Does any of this sound familiar to you? Can anyone spell p a t r i o t  a c t?

The real purpose of military occupation (besides ensuring the perpetuation of the Republican Party) was to break the spirit of the South and destroy its culture. Public schools were introduced into the South to teach “the rebel’s children respect for national authority.”  Education had little to do with it. Cultural genocide had everything to do with it.

To be continued.