About revisedhistory

I do historical research to find material that "historians" frequently leave out of our history books. I am the co-author, along with Walter Kennedy, of the book "Lincoln's Marxists." Although born and raised in the North, I have always loved the South and the West. My family and I currently live in Louisiana, where we have been for almost a decade now and we love it.

The Scottish Secession Vote, Election Fraud, and Secession

by Al Benson

Well, the vote on Scotland’s secession from the United Kingdom has come and gone, and has gone pretty much as I expected. I could not honestly picture England letting Scotland go, but it had to at least look like a legitimate vote and so, as with American elections, they went through the charade.

I have read several accounts of how there was vote fraud in this secession vote, how lots of “yes” votes ended up on the “no” side of the column, and what I have read is plausible enough that, let’s just say, I don’t doubt it. The One World Ruling Elite didn’t want this to happen so it didn’t. However you look at it, though, 45% of the Scottish voters, at least (and maybe more) voted for secession. That’s a pretty good chunk of the population.

As far as vote fraud goes though, England has a long way to go before they will match some of what we have done in this country. We are the nation where the dead resurrect every election day and they vote early and often. Our last two presidential elections had such creative voting that they will have to go down in history as among the most creative elections known to man. I’ve often wondered how, in 2012, Obama got 140% of the vote in some places and 100% of it in many other places. Almost no Romney voters many places north of the Ohio river I guess. I have also wondered why the Republicans never seemed to have any problems with those numbers, but, then, if you can manage to steal ten states off Ron Paul so your weak sister, Romney, can get in there and lose to Obama then I guess nothing surprises you anymore. But, 140% of the vote some places and the Republicans never complained above the roar of a church mouse! That says something to me and it should to you. It’s called “creative voting.” Sounds like the kind of numbers that would be part of a “Commie Core” math problem. How can 140% of anything be 100%? And after the kid gives an answer the teacher says “he might have gotten it wrong but he gave a beautiful explanation as to how he got his answer, and besides, he only missed the right answer by 20!” But I digress.

But the Scottish vote will give you some inkling of how future secession votes will go, even in this country. They will go the same way our presidential races go–even if a candidate ends up with 75% of the vote, if he is not the right candidate, then his opposition will win with 25%.

But secession is an issue that just won’t go away. From time to time it rears its head and scares the living daylights out of the Establishment, and the numbers are increasing. When I first started talking about secession back when we lived in Illinois about nineteen years ago people laughed in my face. They thought the idea was ridiculous and told me so in no uncertain terms. A poll at that time revealed that about 9% of the public would be open to secession–and given 150 years of anti-secession propaganda posing as history, I thought even that was pretty good.

Since then there has been a close secession vote in Quebec and parts of several other countries, notably Spain recently, want to secede. There seems to be a growing opposition in many areas to being part of a Leviathan state, even if it is not the world’s biggest Leviathan. People feel their cultures, their identities, and their heritages all tend to get lost when they are part of the Leviathan state and they don’t want to lose all that. And I can’t blame them. I don’t want the various parts of this country to lose their cultural distinctives either. We should not all be just one huge glob of “pop culture.” That’s what the elites want us to be and we should resist that, especially since their pop culture leaves no place for the Christian faith or any place for any cultural differences between Yankees and Southern folks or between Northeasterners and Westerners. The present Regime here is trying to squeeze all of us into a “one size fits all” mentality. Again, we should resist.

Last evening someone sent me an article from Reuters in England. The title of it was “Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession.” The article noted, in part, “Some 23.9% of American polled from Aug. 23 through Sept 16 said they strongly supported or tended to support the idea of a state breaking away, while 53.3%…strongly opposed or tended to oppose the notion. The urge to sever ties with Washington cuts across party lines and regions, though Republicans and residents of rural Western states are generally warmer to the idea than Democrats and Northeasterners, according to the poll…others said long-running Washington gridlock had prompted them to wonder if their states would be better off striking out on their own…”

And some folks are starting to wake up. Some favor secession because they are starting to realize that, no matter which party is in office, nothing gets done and the agenda doesn’t seem to change all that much. Although most of these folks don’t yet realize it, they are beginning to ascertain that both parties are controlled by one elite cabal and nothing will change until that changes. One man said “I have totally, completely lost faith in the federal government, the people running it, whether Republican, Democrat, independent, whatever.”

Interestingly, secession sentiment was highest in the Southwest, where 34.1% of poll respondents backed the idea. So 34% in the West would support secession. That’s a big jump from 9% almost 20 years ago. Given the One World socialist worldview of those that control both major parties, if they continue on their present course for another 20 years, what percentage will favor secession at that point?

Of course by that time they may figure they will have the country all sewed up and potential resistance all taken care of–and I don’t doubt, with all that ammunition the feds have bought, they will try. But what if they can’t–quite? What if the Lord won’t let them pull it off–quite? There are some folks out here that are praying to the Lord that He will restrain their enemies and His from doing all they want to do. If you believe in the power of prayer, then why not join us?

Republicans (tweedle-dum) and Democrats (tweedle-dee)

by Al Benson Jr.
Back in 1968 when George Wallace ran for president on the American Independent Party ticket he made a statement that was so true it ought to be remembered. In commenting on the two major parties, Wallace said they were “Tweedle-dum and Tweedle-dee and there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between the two.” I have often wondered if Mr. Wallace knew just how right he really was.

There is no real, substantial difference between the two. Whatever differences there seem to be are shallow to say the least. Oh to be sure the rhetoric is different but it seems that no matter which party runs the federal government the agenda always seems to be the same and the results are the same—less liberty and less economic prosperity and the group presently at the helm shouts at us about how much better off we are with them than with the loyal opposition. It all sounds so canned anymore that I think both parties hire the same script writers, and they might as well, because both parties pursue the same agenda—forcing this country eventually to become part of a One World socialist government.

I watch some of this foolishness going on in both the regular “news” media and on the Internet. The polls abound—will Hillary beat Romney; will Rand Paul beat Hillary; will Huckabee do better than both of them? It’s all a charade, folks. It keeps you from doing any really serious thinking about what is happening to us and keeps you focused on the ephemeral stuff, the stuff that really makes no difference in the long run and so you never get to ask any serious questions about what really goes on—questions like “who really controls both political parties” and what is the agenda of those who control both political parties?

For instance, if I mentioned the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, and the Bilderberg Group, who among the public has ever even heard of these organizations? When was the last time your newspaper or the six o’clock news broadcast on the tube mentioned these groups and the influence they wield on both political parties? Can’t remember when? Neither can I. The fact is that these groups are our real “shadow government” in this country. These are the people that get to decide who runs for office and how the agenda is presented and what this country does in regard to our foreign affairs—the whole nine yards!

On July 18th of this year Pastor Chuck Baldwin had an article on http://libertycrier.com entitled The CFR Has Controlled Both Major Parties In Washington For Decades. You might think that some up and coming young journalist would love to sink his teeth into doing an article like that, but don’t hold your breath. It will never happen. The media people know all of this and they will never tell. And since so many of them are part and parcel of this, they figure you are better off not knowing about it. “He who knows nothing questions nothing (at least nothing worthwhile).”

Admiral Chester Ward, a former CFR member until he realized what the game was and got out, has written: “The most powerful clique in these elitist groups (such as CFR, Trilateral Commission, et al) have one objective in common—they want to bring about the surrender of the sovereignty and the national independence of the United States…The main purpose of the Council on Foreign Relations is promoting the disarmament of U.S. sovereignty and national independence and submergence into an all-powerful one world government.”

Pastor Baldwin’s article gave a fair-sized list of some of the prominent CFR and Trilateral Commission members—people you’ve all heard of before but you’ve never been told what they are really all about. Some of the names on the list, and you can check them out for yourself, are: George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, Sandra Day O’Connor, Dick Cheney, Colin Powell, Jesse Jackson, Dan Rather, Tom Brokaw, David Brinkley, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Cyrus Vance, Henry Kissinger, Alan Greenspan, Dianne Feinstein, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chuck Hagel, John McCain, Jay Rockefeller, Fred Thompson, Richard Nixon, Hubert H. Humphrey, George McGovern, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Al Gore, John Kerry. This isn’t the whole list but it gives you and idea of the influence the CFR/Trilateral Commission cabal exerts on both political parties.

Pastor Baldwin has correctly noted that: “The globalists within the two major parties will do anything to make sure that a non-globalist is not elected President of the United States or given a too-powerful position of congressional leadership. Hence the GOP leadership is pouncing on Rand Paul early to try to kill any momentum he might garner going into the 2016 presidential race. Virtually everything the global elite plan to do hinges on America engaging in perpetual war. Perpetual war is the linchpin that holds the entire globalist agenda intact. Anyone who threatens that linchpin is declared an enemy by the establishment and is slated for political destruction.” This should be obvious. Look at what they did to Ron Paul in 2012 and if his son manages to have even half the perseverance in the direction of peace and truth that his dad did they will do the same to him in 2016, or thereafter if they have to. If he doesn’t realize that by now, it will dawn on him shortly. Any truly honest man need not apply for the position of President because if he does his own CFR-controlled party will make sure whoever runs in the “other party” gets the nod.

Back in 2006, Mordechai Zember did an article for http://www.newswithviews.com the title of which was Council on Foreign Relations Is An Elite Cabal. Should you wonder why you have never heard of these folks, Mr. Zember explains: “Of course, the people know almost nothing about the Council on Foreign Relations because many propagandists, I mean journalists, themselves are members of this elite organization.” And then he went on to list some of the same people that Pastor Baldwin mentioned. And he also said: “In fact the CFR owns and controls the television stations, radio stations, and newspapers such as ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, New York Times, Washington Post, Time, U.S.News & World Report, and Newsweek. Sadly, some of the Internet newssites ‘remain conspicuously silent when it comes to the CFR, its members and their activities’.” He did mention the John Birch Society being one group that has spent considerable effort trying to expose the CFR for what it really is, but many other “conservative” groups just seem to ignore it and what it does. Makes you wonder just how “conservative” some of them really are.

The global elite also has a vested interest in making sure we elect ignorant people to Congress, people that have no real grasp of what they should be doing or what to look out for. I recently talked to a man here in Louisiana that chanced to have lunch with a Congressman from here in Louisiana. He asked the Congressman what he knew about the United Nations Agenda 21 program and its implications for this country. The Congressman had never even heard of Agenda 21 and knew nothing about it. Suffice it to say he should have. Needless to say I will look elsewhere when I cast my vote in November. Seeing that congressmen take an oath to preserve and protect the Constitution then they should be aware of those that are out to subvert the Constitution so they can resist all such efforts. If they are not even aware of our adversaries how can they protect us from anything? But, then, when it comes right down to it I suppose for most, just getting re-elected and staying on the gravy train is what’s really important. What these politicians fail to realize is that if the CFR and the other one world government groups have their way Congress will probably no longer be needed and there may no longer be a gravy train for them unless they are willing to sell their souls to the Devil—but then, maybe a lot of them have already done that.

If you ever get to go to a town meeting it might not hurt to ask your congressman what he knows about the CFR. How he answers that question may well determine if he is worth voting for again or if you should work for some other candidate.

I posted an article on 9/15 on http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com called “C’mon Joe, Wake Up and Smell the Coffee” that could easily have been a companion piece to this article as they both deal with the same situation, and in that article there are several books mentioned that you can read online if you are willing to educate yourself as to what is really going on and has been going on for decades now.

Cockroaches Have Rights Too!

By Al Benson Jr.

I was on my way out the door one morning last week when I saw a van from the Federal Police Department parked in front of my neighbor John’s house. This caught my interest, as John is a pretty quiet guy who lives alone, plays chess, and pretty much never bothers anybody.

As I watched, out John’s front door came two federal policemen, dragging John along with them in handcuffs. Risking possible arrest, I went over to John and asked him what he had done that warranted this kind of treatment. His answer was “I killed a field mouse two nights ago with a mouse trap. Now it turns out that I am in violation of Federal Statute XXX501P3, which delineates exactly how and when field mice may be trapped.” The policemen, probably figuring I was no threat, let John talk to me, probably figuring that I might learn something from him that would frighten me into towing the line when it came to the trapping of field mice. As the federal officers dragged John into their van he asked if I might be able to stop and see him at some point and bring him a peanut butter sandwich (even though potentially “racist” they haven’t been outlawed yet) and I said I would try.

As I am the owner and writer of a small Internet blog spot I call “Right Turn” (although I have been urged to change its name to Left Turn), I thought I’d check out this federal statute that John had supposedly violated. I went to the local branch of the People’s Federal Records Bureau to look up the statute in question. The statute in question was 19 pages in length, longer than the Epistle of Hebrews in the Bible. Turns out it was not a law enacted by the People’s Congress, rather it was a federal executive order promulgated by the Obummer Administration and it covered not only field mice, but also cockroaches, mosquitoes, hornets, scorpions, horned toads and a whole series of species, collectively referred to as “creeping wildlife.” The statute specified that, within all residences, ant trails, mouse trails, and anyplace that might possibly contain any form of creeping wildlife had to have signs posted, in three languages,although it had since been amended to include Arabic along with the original three, warning the creeping wildlife that they were now in a human environment and that they had best be careful within that environment or the nasty humans there might swat, stomp or otherwise maim them for life. Of course such horrendous human responses to these poor and oppressed creatures was, unfortunately, normal, hence the signs had to be posted to warn them. To not post these signs within your domicile could earn you a prison sentence of up to five years. Tragic though it was, most of these creatures never seemed to be able to read these government mandated signs. Maybe they all went to public schools. I don’t know what the problem was, or is, but they just don’t read the signs put in homes for their benefit and so lots of folks end up in the slammer for inadvertently stepping on a cockroach or two. Of course no one gets away with such a high crime because the video cameras in our homes record everything–just everything! Apparently John had forgotten to put out his warning signs for the creeping wildlife and the video camera in his house noted that lack.

This federal statute had been originally introduced to our current political messiah by one Crass (Crassius) Sunnspotte, Mr. Obummer’s Neglected Animal Czar. Mr. Sunnspotte is the head of the cabinet level Department of Creeping Wildlife Agency (DeCreep for short). There were once some people that made the statement that Mr. Sunnspotte was the perfect choice for such a sensitive post, as, of all of Obummer’s czars, he most resembled the creeping wildlife he sought to protect. Unfortunately, those people were found guilty of “speech crime” and are now locked away in federal detention centers where they have plenty of creeping wildlife for company–but there are signs warning the creeping wildlife about contact with humans in all their cells, so the federal laws are being observed. Mr. Sunnspotte has assured all and sundry that his department will not hesitate to prosecute anyone caught swatting a mosquito or a house fly. In fact he has become one of the Regime’s leading advocates for “flyswatter control” legislation.

I had thought of possibly doing an article for my blog on creeping wildlife terrorism and so I did some Internet research on Mr. Sunnspotte. Turns out he did a television interview about a year ago in which he outlined his thoughts about human population reduction. Seems he felt that with less humans around there would be more possibilities for the creeping wildlife to proliferate nationwide. One of the interviewers asked him about his thoughts on abortion and he noted that he had no problem with that. He felt the compassionate thing to do was to reduce the number of human “useless eaters” to provide more breeding areas for his varmint charges. He felt that humans had evolved about as far as they were going to in the 60 trillion years of human history–from the goo, to the zoo, to you–and since mice, bugs, and other related entities had not yet reached the evolutionary status man had, why it was time to get as many men as possible out of the way so as to make the continuing evolution of his lower forms of friends more viable.

Someone reminded Sunnspotte of the Scripture verses commanding man to subdue the earth and to have dominion over it. Sunnspotte sneered at this thought and questioned the notion of a God that would be so merciless that He would put man in charge of everything. Sunnspotte was reminded that he was a man and that, as such, he was trying to take dominion over the lives of everyone with his rules about preserving insect life. He responded that he was different than other men, that he was special, and so the rules that applied to the rest of us peons did not and do not apply to him as one of the saviors of the universe. He is exempt from the rules he makes for the rest of us, and we should understand that because he is, after all, more “enlightened” than we are. And the administration he serves in is a glowing example of the purity, integrity, and transparency to which we should all aspire.

After looking up these statutes and all this information about Mr. Sunnspotte and his pure-as-the-driven-snow administration, I had planned to do an article on this for my blog spot. However, when I got it all written and went to post it I found that the Obummer Administration had just shut down the Internet in a compassionate move to protect the people from themselves, and so I never got to post my article. Maybe someday.

In the meantime, I will be content to contemplate upon Psalm 2 and consider the implications of that Scripture in regard to Messrs Obummer, Sunnspotte, and the rest of their bug-loving cronies.

Old Blue and the Global Warming/Great Birdseed Caper

By Al Benson Jr.

While out shopping recently, I stopped at the local wild bird center to pick up some birdseed so that, between monsoons, our backyard birds could catch a snack. The wild bird center was closed–gone. Well, I thought, I’ll just stop at the local market on the way home and get birdseed. I stopped, but the market was plumb out of birdseed. Not a stray seed to be found anywhere. I stopped at one other place I’ve bought birdseed at before and the story was the same–zero, zilch, nada. Not a seed in sight. When I asked the clerk what the deal was with birdseed, or lack thereof, he said he’s heard something about some government agency sending spooks around to buy up birdseed. I always knew this government was for the birds but I didn’t think they had finally realized it too.

So, seedless, I headed for home. Along the roadside, fishing in one of the ditches, I saw Old Blue. He looked kind of blue and forlorn so I stopped for a minute to try to cheer him up–at least as much as a human critter can cheer up a great blue heron. As we visited, I mentioned the birdseed incident and, leave it to Old Blue, he knew what was transpiring while us human critters hadn’t a clue yet. Like many of us, Old Blue has become extremely distrusting of the “news” media, so he has started (wisely) getting his news off the Internet. Often he picks up a website called HeronSquawk.com which is operated by a tough old buzzard somewhere to the west of us, maybe in West Texas. Lots of tough old buzzards in West Texas and that’s not all bad. Anyway, Ol’ Buzzard seems to have come up with the lowdown on the disappearing birdseed syndrome this area, and others, are experiencing.

It seems that the Obummer Administration has a new animal rights czar named Crassius (Crass for short) Sunnspott. Mr. Sunnspott believes that animals should be suing people for hunting, fishing, keeping pets and all manner of things. Mr. Sunnspott is also a fanatic proponent of the global warming scam, er, sorry about that I meant theory, and like many of the current scientists of that persuasion, he is more than willing to help out his pet theory anyway he can. Real scientific data makes no difference–promoting the theory is everything, no matter how it’s done.

Mr. Sunnspott is also the head of a new federal agency called the Collective Regional Avian Project (CRAP). As the head of that group he has major concerns about bird migration, bird feeding and the like. According to Old Blue, Crass has a new bill in Congress to register and license all birdfeeders in the country to make sure they only contain quality birdseed, though if no one can get any birdseed because the feds are buying it all up, you begin to wonder how that will work. Though, it seems, Mr. Sunnspott has that figured out. He would like to levy a tax on all empty birdfeeders nationwide for failing to provide the birds with promised provisions. Leave it to the political turkeys to explore all the angles. Sort of like the people that believe the best way, short of confiscation, to promote gun control is to make sure no one can buy any ammo.

So, according to what Old Blue got from Ol’ Buzzard’s website, Sunnspott’s agency, CRAP, has been sending out people all over the country to buy up all the birdseed possible, especially in the South. It seems that the plan is to interrupt the migrations of Northern birds toward the Southern climes they usually head for in the winter by providing tons and tons of birdseed for them to eat in the Northern states so they won’t be tempted to head south for the winter. The rationale for this, according to Ol’ Buzzard, is that most people can be conned into thinking that global warming is a big problem if it stays so warm in the North that the birds can feed up there all winter and don’t have to come south to get a square meal. The fact that this past winter has been the coldest winter, both North and South, for thirty years matters not at all. Sunnspott’s federal agency will still push the line that it’s so warm in the North that the birds don’t have to migrate south for the winter anymore. If anyone dares to question that assumption they can be touted as racists, low-level terrorists, or some sort of right-wing extremists by the media, who, like the good lap dogs they are, eagerly await every opportunity to fulfill the desires of the Obummer Administration.

I don’t pretend to know just how this will all work out. In the North, CRAP is spending billions renting silos to store all that birdseed until they can use it and who knows if CRAP can prevail on the various species of birds to remain in the frigid North all winter while their propaganda paints it as an area that has totally succumbed to global warming. Besides, I’ve recently seen a few goldfinches, white-throated sparrows and other Northern varieties that seem to be sneaking down to the sunny South for the winter anyway, so CRAP’s program has not been entirely successful. But not to worry, it will continue anyway because it just might fool a few people into thinking that global warming is a real problem. And if it fools even a handful, ain’t it worth the billions the feds have spent? If anyone doubts all this, the feds will promote the old Orwellian theory—cold is warm!

Anyway, after conversing with Old Blue for awhile I went home to my bird feeders and prayed fervently that thousands of goldfinches will decide on the morrow that they don’t want CRAP’s birdseed and will head South for the winter after all, proving that the global warming theory was the bovine fertilizer sensible people knew it was from the beginning.

I also found out one reason that Old Blue was so forlorn looking the day I talked to him. He was cold! We’ve had some of the coldest weather here in North Louisiana for the past couple winters that we’ve ever seen here and Old Blue is already concerned because of the reports that this coming winter will be a cold one, which of course, the feds will blame on global warming.

Old Blue and Political Ornithology

By Al Benson Jr.

Having not seen Old Blue for sometime I was a bit surprised when he flew by the bayou the other day and flapped his right wing, indicating he wanted to stop and visit a spell. Since I am independently wealthy (not hardly) I do spend some time out at the bayou enjoying God’s creation. Heaven knows there’s not much to enjoy on the television “news” anymore.

As Old Blue glided in, he informed me he had taken up the hobby of political ornithology–the art of watching the various birds that infest the political realm. Now I’ve enjoyed watching birds over the years in various parts of the country, but the political variety tends to be of the sort that gives me indigestion. Though I’ve watched them over the years, I take no pleasure in it. They remind me of the cowbirds we have here in Louisiana. These birds are too lazy to build nests and so they deposit their eggs in the nests of other birds. The cowbird eggs hatch somewhat faster than the other eggs and soon the baby cowbirds push the other eggs out of the nest and commandeer it for themselves and the other birds end up feeding the baby cowbirds. Although they are parasites, they, in no way, are able to compare with the parasites that are omnipresent in the political bird world.

Political birds, as a species, have several characteristics. They are, like the cowbirds, parasites–gathering where they have not sown and feeding where they have not hunted. For them, every lunch is a free lunch. Then, too, their left wings are significantly overdeveloped, resulting in their always flying in a leftward direction no matter what. Even when they need to fly straight ahead or to the right, the always veer to the left. It almost seems they would rather fly into a building that is on their left than to fly into the unrestricted airspace that may be on their right.

These birds mostly nest in urban areas. There are flocks of them in the Washington D.C. area, where they nest in droves and mess up everything they come into contact with, inside or out. And flocks of them have been sighted in Chicago, San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Wherever there are bones to be picked clean, swarms of them descend from the clouds like the locusts in Egypt.

In his ornithological observations, Old Blue has pointed out several subspecies in this gaggle that are of interest. While in Washington recently he saw a Tweaking Obommabird (Tweakus Obommanatus). This is a bird that has never sought its own food but has always survived on those scraps thrown at it from the people that inhabit those buildings over on the left that the political birds are always flying into. The Obommabird has learned to avoid crashing into those buildings on the left only so it can continue to fly further to the left. Were this bird a human he would, no doubt, be trying to suck people’s IRA accounts dry so he could redistribute your wealth to his friends.

Believe it or not, this bird is related to the infamous Blue Bush Wren, which nested in Washington before it. Old Blue didn’t know if the two subspecies couldn’t get along with each other or what, but most of the Blue Bush Wrens (Bushicus Neoconnicus) have presently moved their nests to other areas. The cry of the Blue Bush Wren sounds a bit like a human being shouting “Miss me yet? Miss me yet?”

There was one other subspecies Old Blue took note of in Washington. It was the Pelozzian Left-Winged Dingbat, (Pelozzicus Dingbatticus) so named because many in the ornithological world have not really been able to make up their minds whether this one is a bat or a bird. It seems to fly around some of the buildings Congress meets in at the midnight hour, which seems to be its favourite time. When Congress is about to enact some of its most pernicious late-night legislation (the stuff we are not supposed to know about) this bird sits on the rafters of the Congressional Building and screeches at the top of its lungs, a call that sounds oddly like “Are you serious? Are you serious?” Were this bird human it would undoubtedly be a charter member of the Democratic Socialists of America.

Old Blue mentioned several other subspecies in this avian grouping, but by the time he had gotten through he was turning green, a bad colour for a Blue Heron, and I had heard almost enough to make me want to swear off bird watching for the foreseeable future. It would be nice if, come this November, all these parasitic birds would fly south (way south, like Argentina) and stay there permanently.

They claim many of these birds are allergic to tea, so what I might suggest is that cities like Washington sponsor giant tea parties and in the process, clean out the nesting places for this fowl species.

This article was originally published on the old FireEater.org website but I felt that, with November just around the corner and us about to re-enter the mid-term political charade once again, it was appropriate. These birds or their close relatives still infest the body politic and I don’t expect we will have relief from them anytime soon.

Old Blue Studies Yankee/Marxist Legalisms

 

 

By Al Benson Jr.

 One thing you have to say about Old Blue, my great blue heron friend, he is a died-in-the-wool Confederate heron. He likes to tell the story about his heron ancestor that flew over the battlefield while the Battle of Mansfield was being fought here in Louisiana, squawking at the Yankee soldiers that they should go back where they belonged.

 He claimed that one of the Yankees shot at him, and missed, and he mused that, mostly, the Yankees were poor shots. The only thing they had going for them in the war was men, lots and lots of men, some of them socialists and communists.

 Old Blue has spent some of his time recently, in a library that is mostly peopled by human folks, but when the librarian found he was sociable, she let him stay and poke around in some of the books. She was surprised that he possessed such an amount of erudition when some of the public high school students that used her library were barely able to master “Captain Marvel” or “Superman.”

 At any rate, one day Old Blue happened across a book dealing with legal terms and court cases. At first, this was a little deep for him, but being a heron of considerable perseverance, he endeavored to work his way through it.

 He came across a court case, Texas vs. White, in the years after the War of Northern Aggression. Although technically a dispute over the payment of US bonds, the case has much more interesting results. As it turned out, the state of Texas filed suit in the Yankee/Marxist Supreme Court, trying to get back the bonds sold to White and his partner, Chiles. White argued that the state of Texas had no right to bring this lawsuit partly because the Supreme Court didn’t have any jurisdiction to hear the case because Texas’ status as a state had changed because of the secession during the War of Northern Aggression.

 But the Supreme Court, in typical Yankee fashion, rejected White’s arguments. And that bastion of Yankee integrity, Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, stated, in his majority opinion that the Constitution “in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States.”  In other words, once a state got into the Union its membership was perpetual and “indissoluble” unless it was ended by a revolution or the consent of the other states. According to http://legal-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com “Therefore, the secession of the insurgent government from the Union was void. Texas remained a state during the Civil War, and its citizens were all citizens of the United States.”

 Old Blue found that quite interesting, in light of the fact that he had read somewhere else that the state of Texas has been readmitted to the Union on March 30, 1870. He also read: “The United States government has never recognized the right of states to secede, and considers the states to never have left the Union during the American Civil War.”

 Naturally, after reading all the legal gobbledygook, Blue’s first question was “If these Southern states were never out of the Union, why did they have to be readmitted to a Union they were never out of? That’s a good question. Even some more intelligent humans might be tempted to wonder about that. Unfortunately, we’ve never really gotten a good answer from the powers that be in Sodom on the Potomac.

 Wanting a better source for his information,  than Yankee lawyers, Old Blue turned to the Kennedy Brothers’ authoritative book The South Was Right. In their book, on page 171, they begin a discussion of the fraudulent 14th Amendment. On the following page they note: “To secure enactment of the amendment, the Northern Congress had to accomplish the following:

  1. Declare the Southern States outside of the erstwhile indivisible Union.
  2. Deny majority rule in the Southern States by the disenfranchisement

             of large numbers of the white population.

  1. Require the Southern States to ratify the amendment as the price of

            Getting back into the Union from which heretofore they had been

            Denied the right to secede.”

 After Blue read all that he scratched his head with his right wing and said “Let me get this all straight. The Yankee Supreme Court says the Southern states never left the Union, they only thought they did, and now to get back into the Union they never left they are forced to ratify an amendment that is shaky at best and possibly fraudulent at worst.” Then he asked the next logical question. “If these states needed to get back into the Union, how could they ratify the 14th Amendment before they were readmitted to the Union?  Good question. When Old Blue asked that question of a college professor at one point   he was informed that “Blue Herons are not supposed to be able to ask those kinds of questions. Even people shouldn’t ask such questions. Are you serious? Are you really serious?

 The only possible answer to Blue’s question was in the Kennedy’s book. On page 172-173 Blue found the answer. The Kennedy’s wrote: “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 Union 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.” How does all that grab you?

 In retrospect, Old Blue considered this whole charade to be an exercise in “legal” legerdemain.  His parting comment on this whole scenario was “If this was the way those people in Washington thought almost 150 years ago, no wonder we have the problems we have with today’s politicians. It’s almost enough to make a self-respecting Confederate heron retreat back into the bayou and weep.”

 Almost, but not quite, and why not? Because in spite of it all, there is a God in Heaven who still, through His Spirit,  governs in the affairs of men (and herons) and when the time comes, as long as His people are faithful, He will put all this to rights.

This was originally published on the old FireEater website awhile back but I thought in light of the upcoming secession vote in Scotland on September 18th it was sort of appropriate.