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.

Government Declares War On Its Own People

by Al Benson Jr.

For any who have seen the movie Gods and Generals you may remember one scene right near the beginning of the movie, where Robert E. Lee, played by Robert Duval, stated “This is the first time in history that a president has threatened to invade his own country.”  Although it was just a movie, that was a pretty accurate assessment of Lincoln’s intentions should much of the South decide to secede because it did not want to continue to pay 85% of the tariffs for the entire country.

Once the Southern states did secede, a legitimate act and not treason, contrary to what today’s “historians” tell us, Lincoln proceeded to invade the Confederate States in the most brutal manner possible.

In the process of trying to subjugate the Confederate States, the Lincoln administration and its Yankee/Marxist hoards “unofficially” declared war not only on the South but on the North as well. Most Northerners fail to realize this. The Lincoln Marxists declared war on all Northerners that did not agree with “Lincoln’s Little War.” It was much like George Bush’s statement after the rather hazy event on 911–“If you are not with us then you are with the terrorists.” Patriotism for both Lincoln and Bush consisted of showing unwavering support for whatever the regime in power planned to do. If you dared to disagree with the agenda or the methods why you just weren’t being “patriotic.” If you had clear enough vision to see major problems with Bush’s “Patriot Act” (and there were and are problems) which tore gaping holes in the Bill of Rights, then by Bush’s definition, you were “with the terrorists.”  In other words, keep your mouth shut! Standing up for your God-given rights now became treason. Same situation with Comrade Abe. If you dared to speak against his “little war” it could get you some time in a Yankee/Marxist prison somewhere. If you were a clergyman or a newspaper editor who didn’t support Lincoln’s invasion of the South, and said as much, then, at some point, you were probably going to end up as chopped liver for some prison camp–and even if you didn’t say anything but someone reported that you had, it was all the same. No corroborating evidence needed–just arrest the bum!

Given this situation do you wonder why the North had so many Copperheads? Many of these folks, to one degree or another, realized what Comrade Lincoln and his Marxist buddies were all about and they wanted no part of it.

They thought they had a God-given right to their liberties and their right to speak up for what they believed was the truth. The Lincoln administration went into overdrive to disabuse them of that fallacy.

If George Orwell had wanted to, he could have written a book about real civil liberties abuses in this country during the War of Northern Aggression and he could have called the book 1864. He wouldn’t have had to change the story line of his book all that much, just the names and dates and he could have changed the last line of the story to “He loved the Great Emancipator!”

The definition of patriotism in this country since 1861 has been “Unwavering support for whatever the regime in power does, even if they are in the process of taking your freedoms away.” You are supposed to demonstrate your “patriotism” by supporting the loss of your liberties–all the time thanking your national secular “saviors” for their efforts to protect you and keep you safe–the “safety” of the federal prison or the FEMA “re-education” camp. You are supposed to love Big Brother for all of this and if you don’t then you are just an ungrateful wretch, and guilty of treason because you don’t. Treason has been redefined as “anything the federal government disapproves of.” Oh, they won’t come right out and say it that way–but their actions speak louder than their silence.

Lincoln set the precedent, and most of the rest have followed it–although some might say that the precedent was really set with the Alien and Sedition Acts back when John Adams was still president. And those taking that position might have a point. If that is truly the case, then our problems in this country started lots earlier than most even want to think about. Interestingly enough, the Constitution, for all the vaunted checks and balances, does not seem to have protected us much from most of what has followed. But you can, at least, trace significantly the decline of liberty from the Lincoln administration right down to the Marxist regime we are currently saddled with. I have often said–if you hadn’t had Lincoln you wouldn’t have Obama. I still think that’s valid.

Lincoln and Edwin Stanton probably jousted with one another over who was going to be the dictator de jour, and those who have read their history realize that this question was decided at Ford’s Theater on one April night in 1865–or as one wag put it–“Aside from that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you like the play?”

Our current Commissar doesn’t have any visible competition at this point and so as long as he continues his efforts at remaking the US into a third world banana republic , per the instructions of his handlers behind the scenes, he will remain in power, no matter how egregious his offenses. What he ludicrously refer to as the “news” media will continue to run interference for him unless told not to.

His only problem might be if he, like Richard Nixon before Watergate, gets to thinking that he is actually a real president and not just a mouthpiece. Nixon had that problem and was “Watergated” because of it. So far our present commissar has kept himself out of that kind of difficulty–so far.

However, let us not kid outselves. Some historians have labeled the time after the War of Northern Aggression and “reconstruction” as “Post-America.”  In other words, what constituted the real America was gone by that point, and if that be true, then none of us alive today has ever lived in the real America because it has not existed in our lifetime. We have lived in a pseudo-America and been forced to participate in the farce. So, North and South, and even East and West, we must begin to rethink where we have come from and realize where we really are, and realize that we have ever only existed in a parody of the real America.

We have a long way to go to get back to the real thing, if we ever do, and without the Lord’s help and guidance we will never make it.

We will never truly understand our history until we grasp the fact that Lincoln made war on his own people, North and South, and today the Obama regime is still making war on the American people. All his support goes to those that are trying to tear this country down. The story is there for those who have eyes to see.

More Home Schoolers Because of “Commie Core”

by Al Benson Jr.

Just this morning someone sent me an article from the Charlotte Observer in Charlotte, North Carolina, http://media.charlotteobserver.com  about the recent rise in home schooling in the state of North Carolina.

The article noted: “North Carolina’s home schools are growing at a record rate and are now estimated to have more students  than the state’s private schools. New figures from the state show there were 60,950 home schools in the 2013-14 school year, a 14.3 percent increase from the prior year and a 27 percent increase from two years ago. The state estimates there are 98,172 home-schoolers, marking the first time that North Carolina’s home school enrollment surpassed the number in private schools.”

Kevin McClain, president of North Carolinians For Home Education, which is a state-wide support group for home schoolers stated: “You can send your child to a private school–which is really expensive–or you can home-school. The economy means that, for many people, you home-school.” My wife and I can identify with that. When we could no longer afford to send our kids (now grown) to a Christian school, then we started to home school them. That was the only other option open to us. Sending them to the local government school was never an option because we knew the real history of the public school system, and no way were our kids going to be part of that. Thanks be to God, our six grandchildren are now being home schooled.

When home schooling first became legal in North Carolina way back in 1985 there were about 2,300 home schooled students in that state, so you can see how the movement has grown in the last twenty five-plus years. 

And the Charlotte Observer article observed that: “The recent growth spurt has coincided with the use of the Common Core standards in math and language arts in North Carolina’s public schools. While hailed by supporters in more than 40 states as providing a more rigorous education, critics have charged that Common Core is not appropriate for some students. ‘Common Core is a big factor that I hear people talk about’ said Beth Herbert, founder of Lighthouse Christian Homeschool Association, which has around 350 families, largely in the northern Wake County area. ‘They’re not happy with the work their kids are coming home with. They’ve decided to take their children home’.” In July the North Carolina General Assembly passed legislation to create a commission that would recommend standards that would replace Common Core, or “Commie Core” as those who had studied this program now refer to it. All I can say is good for North Carolina!

Those who have studied the educational process now going on in this country, if such it can still be called, have come to realize that this whole Common Core program is nothing more than the educational arm of the Marxist Critical Theory agenda. On the 8th of August I did an article dealing with this for this blog spot. Go back and check it out.

It seems that the Critical Theory problems with Common Core have finally gotten some people to sit up and take notice of what is going on in public schools. This Marxist project won’t wake everybody up–there are some folks that will never wake up to what goes on in public schools–but more and more are beginning to see that these indoctrination centers we call schools have some real problems and that the result of those problems will be dumped on their kids if they leave them in those institutions.

Over the years I have advocated, for Southern folks, that they best thing they can do for their kids is to secede from the public school system. That would be one small step, but a major one, that people could start to take in the process of Cultural Secession. Lots of people today claim they have no confidence in the government anymore. If that is true, then why do they still have confidence in the government’s schools? The “educational” arm of the government is just as corrupt as the rest of it, and we are naive if we think any differently.

Critical Theory, Cultural Marxism, and Commie Core

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently I read an informative article on http://www.discoverthenetworks.org  which dealt with Cultural Marxism and how it manifests itself as Political Correctness. The article noted how people often poke fun at Political Correctness, and we see so very much of it in our day that we are often tempted to make light of it as though it were nothing more than a mere annoyance. The article noted, however, that “…Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature.” It is rooted in kind of an “alternative” brand of Marxism that doesn’t dwell on the state of the economy as much as it does on the state of the culture. And although it doesn’t, that should concern us.

Among the biggest contributors to this new abomination, (not that the old brand of Marxism was any better), have been Antonio Gramsci and Georg Lukacs.  Gramsci’s “new Communist man had to be created via a changed culture,  and the culture had to be changed before political revolution was possible.” Lukacs believed that not only must the old culture be changed, it must be destroyed. Lukacs said: “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch…Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values  and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” It seems, in one sense, that these Marxist revolutionaries are little more than political busybodies. Who asked them to go about changing the culture?

The Frankfurt School, about which I have written previously,  was a group of mostly German Marxists who came to this country when Hitler took over in Germany. Their concept of totalitarianism didn’t agree with his. Interestingly enough, they were welcomed with open arms at Columbia University, where they began to work eagerly at the destruction of American culture, and particularly Christian culture. What does that tell you about Columbia University? The Frankfurt School is no longer officially in existence now, but those who have been bred and taught with that mindset and worldview are still laboring at the overthrow of American culture. They are close enough to their goal now that they can see the light at the end of the tunnel.

The article from http://www.discoverthenetworks.org  that I’ve been quoting from has observed: “The Frankfurt School’s studies combined Marxist analysis with Freudian psychoanalysis to form the basis of what became known as ‘Critical Theory.’ Critical Theory was essentially destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, authority, the family, patriarchy,…morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity…” They didn’t specifically mention education, but if you understand the Marxist mindset you know that has to be a major part of it.

Part of the destruction of any culture is the destruction of standards of any kind and the truth by which those standards are revealed. I just read a post on the Freedom Outpost web site. It was posted on August 5th and the headline for it was: “Common Core Standards: 3×4=11 Is Ok As long as you can explain why.” The article stated: “Seriously, I could not believe that a grown woman was shoveling this stuff, but lo and behold, watch a Common Core promoter actually say that it’s fine that children think that 3×4=11. She just wants to know if they can reason and explain how they came to the answer! In other words, there are no right answers in Common Core. Apparently there will be no logic or reasoning in Common Core either. They just want you to be a dumb, useful idiot. If this is going on in math, what do you think would happen if, say a kid claimed that Bill Clinton was the first president of the United States?”

There was a video presentation with this post and the lady that was “shoveling” out this mathematical bovine fertilizer said: “But even under the new common core even if they said 3×4=11, if they were able to explain their reasoning and explain how they came up with their answer. Really in words and in oral explanation and they showed it in a picture but they got the final answer wrong. We’re more focused on the how and the why.” In other words, its perfectly okay for kids to come up with the wrong answer if they can just explain how they got that wrong answer. Interestingly enough, this “event” occurred in District 46, in Grayslake, Illinois on July 17th. Are you really surprised? The writer of this article states that this is the kind of nonsense you get when the feds get involved in education. On that point I can agree with him. But then he goes on to state that the states really need to put the feds in their place and to resume the powers the feds were not given in the Constitution. In principle he’s right, except, in all actuality, not even the state, let alone the feds, should be involved in education. That is a parental function–not a state function, not even a local government function. A major part of our problem in this country is that we don’t know our history well enough to grasp what governments at various levels should and should not be doing. And education is one of those things they shouldn’t be doing–at any level!

Awhile back, New York State Education Commisar (excuse me I should have said Commissioner) John King  gave a speech about education and “civil rights.” According to King, opposing Common Core is “racist.” Ah, there’s that old race card being played yet another time–if you didn’t vote for Obama you’re a racist; if you are opposed to illegal aliens swamping our Southern border, you must be a racist; if you are opposed to Common Core in education you must be a racist.  Opposition to Common Core has now become part of the “racist” guilt trip the system attempts to lay on common folks to shut them up–only it’s not working quite as well anymore. People are starting to wake up and refusing to shut up, and that’s good.

King went on to loftily note that “Common Core educational standards are an attempt to close the achievement gap between minority and low income students relative to their peers. He urges parents and educators not to back off from their commitment to Common Core.” This from an article in the Times Union  http://www.timesunion.com  And he’s right about Common Core–it will bridge the gap between minority and low income students and others by working to make sure they are all equally dumbed down, so no one, no matter how intelligent, knows much of anything. Can you honestly picture an educational system that doesn’t care whether the kids get the right answers in math or not as long as they can explain their wrong answer, doing anything to improve the educational standards for anyone? It’s all just more bovine fertilizer and it’s being shoved down people’s throats with an earth mover!

Back in October of 2013 there was an article on TNReport by the Tennessee Republican Assembly which called on legislators to oppose “Commie Core.” And that’s what the article called it. In part, the article said: “We are already seeing the negative effects of Common Core Federal Mandates in our schools, and now we will have thinly veiled socialist and communist agendas promoted with Tennessee tax dollars.” This according to Sharon Ford, President of the Tennessee Republican Assembly. She noted an expenditure of $700,000 in “Race to the top” money that was spent to send 18 elementary, junior high, and high school principals to Red China so they could learn how to teach “the Chinese way.” Ford, with some perception, said “China is neither as diverse or as open to creativity and free speech as the U.S. It is not a system we should replicate in Tennessee. And some people wonder why Common Core is called Commie Core.”

Common Core is part of the agenda to destroy educational standards and to force all students in the country to eventually become part of it, one way or another. It is, therefore, the Marxist Critical Theory program being used to destroy any remaining standards in American education.

Any school system anywhere in the country where people have finally figured out what Common Core is really all about and they want to opt out of it should be encouraged and supported if they make that effort. Otherwise the kids entrusted to their care become victims of the Marxist Critical Theory  technique where all real educational standards are eventually erased.  The Marxists, whether they call themselves that or not, have nothing less in mind than the total destruction of any remaining Christian culture we still possess and if they can accomplish that end while brainwashing our kids by removing and real educational standards, they will do so in a heart beat.

Thought US “History” in Public School Couldn’t Get Any Worse? Guess Again

by Al Benson Jr.

Public schools around the country will be reopening later this month for another yearly go at the three B’s–Brainwashing, Baloney, and Buffoonery. Only this year it might even be worse than before, and Heaven only knows, it’s been bad before.

World Net Daily had an article up recently by John Aman dealing with the brainwashing part of this called U.S. History Takes a Drastic Left Turn This Fall.  The article started off with: “High school history teachers nationwide will give their top students a dark retelling of U.S. history this fall, courtesy of the College Board, a nonprofit readiness firm led by Common Core architect David Coleman. The College Board–which administers AP (advanced placement) courses and tests–is rolling out a revised curriculum framework for AP U.S. history, offering the 450,000 students who take AP U.S. history classes a hero-free account of America’s deeply stained past.” The fact that someone affiliated with Common Core is involved with this should tell you where it’s going right off the bat.

The article continued: “Conservative author Stanley Kurtz asserts the College Board is ‘pushing U.S. history as far to the left as it can get away with at the high school level.” John Aman noted that the new “history” leaves out the Pilgrims, John Winthrop, (probably Jamestown, Virginia), Madison, Jefferson, Franklin, and a host of others. The new “history” paints European settlers all as villains who “disrupted ecologically balanced native American society, bringing ‘widespread deadly epidemics,’ a ‘caste system,’ resource exploitation and slavery’…” There’s a grain of truth there, but only a grain, and some of it is downright horse puckey. The American Indians did not have a totally balanced ecological system, there were abuses in some of what they did, it’s just that there were not as many of them so as to make it all that noticeable. As far as Europeans “introducing” slavery into the Americas, some of the Indians already had slaves–other Indians they had captured or stolen from other tribes. The American Indians were no strangers to slavery. And as far as preserving the ecology, some tribes in the West used to run herds of buffalo over cliffs when hunting, and they could never use all the meat they killed that way so they took what they wanted and left the rest to rot.

Aman observed: “Larry Krieger, who has taught U.S. history for 35 years and written numerous widely popular AP and SAT exam prep books, said he reacted with shock and dismay when he read the framework earlier this year.” Krieger said: “It’s relentless left-wing indoctrination, antithetical to everything I believe about teaching and our country’s history…Leaving aside its very leftist bias, it is a very poorly written, unprofessional document…boring and dispiriting.”

And Aman also duly informed us that: “It’s also an anonymous document.  While the College Board convened two committees composed of 27 college professors and teachers to oversee the new curriculum, the actual author or authors and the process used to produce it are unknown.”

So this thing is going to be used for advanced history students in public high schools and we don’t even know who wrote it! Doesn’t that seem a little strange? Nothing to see here folks, just move along! Larry Krieger stated, quite accurately: “When they hired David Coleman, the chief architect of Common Core, they effectively politicized the College Board. The first thing he did was to yoke the SAT to Common Core, and now we’re going to apply Common Core principles to AP courses.” You folks whose kids are going to take SAT tests had better take note of that. If your kids have not yet experienced Common Core (sometimes referred to as Commie Core), they may not do real well on the new SAT tests. Common Core is nothing more than a project to totally standardize all education to fit a government standard, and I mean ALL education. In the end it will affect home schoolers, kids in Christian schools and all others. Unless parents can get their states to renounce this program of total government control of education their kids will be stuck with it forever.

The current Marxist administration, as well as past administrations and future ones, wants to totally control all aspects of our lives and education is one of the biggest of those aspects. If your kids don’t think along the lines the ruling elite desire for them, they might ask embarrassing questions, might even question the right of “authority” to do certain things. Might even become “low-level terrorists” who are guilty of “thought crime.” However, if you are willing to sign on with Commie Core, excuse me, I should have said Common Core, why all that can be avoided and your kids can be educated to become docile little servants of the World System.

If you want to find out just what Common Core and related federal education programs are all about I would recommend a DVD put out by the John Birch Society called “Common Core.” It’s 70 minues long but it’s worth watching if you want to begin to grasp what does on in public schools and what they have in mind to do to your kids. The Birch Society can be contacted at 800-342-6491. 

Public “education” in this country as always been leftist and anti-Christian. This is nothing new, but the leftists have now reached a point where they feel they can totally rewrite the history and most of America’s parents won’t know the difference. Over the past 3 years I have had numerous articles on this blog spot that dealt with the continuing leftist slant to public education. And lots of other folks have dealt with it too, not just me. For those that don’t care one way or the other, just go ahead and ignore it all–and lose your kids in the process–but don’t ever come back and say “Why didn’t someone tell us?”

Was the NRA Formed to Arm Ex-Slaves? Not Really

by Al Benson Jr.

Let me start off by stating that I am not the NRA’s biggest fan. When it comes to Second Amendment groups I think the Gun Owners of America takes a much firmer stand and gives you more bang for your buck. If that bothers some folks I’d suggest that they check out the Gun Owners of America and see why I feel that way.

Having said that, this is written to attempt to clear up some misconceptions about the reasons for the founding of the NRA that seem to be floating around out there and that some folks might be tempted to swallow, thus choking of what is supposed to be truth but is really clever propaganda.

I got a phone call this afternoon (August 1) from a friend in Oklahoma who told me he had heard something on a conservative radio show that really bugged him. What he heard was that the National Rifle Association had been formed by “religious leaders who wanted to protect ex-slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.” My first thought was that this is “beyond ridiculous.”

There was some commentary, back in 2008, by a Harry Alford, whose wife, Kay DeBow Alford, was the National Black Chamber of Commerce executive vice-president. Alford, who spoke in Milwaukee in 2008 said: ” I want to thank the Lord for our Constitution. I also want to thank the NRA for its legacy. The National Rifle Association was started, founded by religious leaders who wanted to protect freed slaves from the Ku Klux Klan.” Interestingly enough, the NRA’s website says nothing about any of this.

The NRA’s website says the following: “Dismayed by the lack of marksmanship shown by their troops,  Union veterans Col. William C. Church and Gen. George Wingate formed the National Rifle Association in 1871. The primary goal of the association would be to ‘promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis,’ according to a magazine editorial written by Church.”  This was published on http://www.politifacts.com  on June 5, 2013.

Other information given about the founding showed that former Union Army General Ambrose P. Burnside, the “hero” of Fredericksburg, was the first president of the NRA.  Burnside had worked as a gunsmith in Rhode Island and so was a logical choice for the first president. Church succeeded Burnside as president the following year. And Burnside had a legitimate interest in being part of such a group.

Union Army records indicated that Union troops  fired around 1,000 rifle shots for each Confederate soldier they hit. This fact caused Burnside to complain about his recruits during the War. He reportedly said: “Out of ten soldiers who are perfect in drill and the manuel of arms, only one knows the purpose of the sights on his gun or can hit the broadside of a barn.” So Burnside had a bonifide  concern about the marksmanship of soldiers. Some generals attributed the terrible marksmanship of Union soldiers to the use of “volley tactics” for earlier and less accurate smooth bore muskets. As the War progressed rifled muskets became more the order of the day. And so the NRA’s primary goal was to “promote and encourage rifle shooting on a scientific basis.”

However, conservatives, in many cases, seem to have a bent towards picking up what we would commonly call propaganda. David Barton, in an interview on the Glenn Beck Show, was guilty of promoting the fable that the NRA was started as a means of “…driving out he Ku Klux Klan and ensuring that blacks…could in fact locally carry a gun.” Since the NRA was originally chartered in New York state, I have to wonder what Klan groups they were driving out there.

There seems to be some of this, what shall I call it–balderdash–that blacks were much better treated in the North than they were in the South. In all honesty, racial attitudes pertaining to blacks were every bit as biased in the North as they were in the South and at that point in time, I can’t picture whites in New York being any happier with blacks carrying guns than whites in South Carolina would have been. In fact, many of the black “militias” in the South during what we euphemistically refer to as “reconstruction” were a major problem because they were a threat to white people, women and kids as well as men. Part of this was the original reason something like the Ku Klux Klan came into being in the first place. I realize a lot of people don’t want to hear that, but get a copy of Claude Bowers book The Tragic Era  and check out what some of the black militias in various Southern states were doing. It ain’t pretty.

Yet, for all of that, this was not the reason the NRA was formed. As far as our situation today, do I think black people should be able to have guns to protect their families and property? Why not? They should be able to protect their lives and property just like anyone else. When it comes to honest, hardworking people, the Second Amendment is truly colorblind. Everyone should have the right to defend what is theirs and those they love. It’s interesting that the gun control advocates seem to expend lots of energy trying to make some of the big cities into basically “gun free” zones when the majority of the population in those cities is black. Are they really working in the interest of black people? Not hardly–but they pretend they are.

All I’m saying is that, if we are going to talk about the NRA, then let’s get the history straight and not spread a lot of “feel good” fables. We have a saying in Southern and conservative circles–“you can’t make this stuff up.” Unfortunately, some are trying.

Ranchers On the Border Get the Government Shaft

by Al Benson Jr.

I realize that, by now, most folks are getting weary of hearing about the situation on the border, but some things need to be stressed, lest we forget that the border situation is one way our own government (and I’m not really sure it’s ours) has declared war on its own people. That’s what this administration is all about–war against American citizens while the non-citizens stand in line to get the freebies. And they will get them, because that’s one way this regime fights against its own people and rubs our noses in it. Let’s not forget that.

Having said that, I read an excellent article this past weekend, written by Loretta Hunnicutt that was on http://www.arizonadailyindependent.com the title of which was “The U.S. Mexico border is wide open.” And boy is that ever the truth. Ms. Hunnicutt wrote the article on April 2nd of this year and she interviewed a couple ranchers who have ranches near the border and what they told her is hardly what you will get from the regular (pardon my guffaw) “news” media. I would recommend that everyone check this article out on the Internet and read it.

The ranchers she interviewed concur with my assessment of the media. One of them, in the article, said: “The media lies, and the people in Washington D.C. lie and they absolutely refuse to tell the truth. That’s why I am here. We’re not the only ones who say this but, that’s my whole deal, that’s why I agreed to talk. The American people do not know the truth about what’s going on here.” The other rancher noted: “…The first thing is, the powers-that-be in Washington D.C. including Congressmen, the Attorney General, and right up to the president and the director of Homeland Security are telling people that the border is safe and secure, and it all boils down to the border’s not secure, it is wide open.” But hey, fellas, that’s the current Regime’s game plan–a wide open border that will help illegal aliens and drug cartels and hurt honest Americans. That’s the name of the game and we better figure that out.

Another interesting revelation: according to one of the ranchers–“If you are on the border and have money you will not get caught.” Now what does that say?

One of the ranchers observed that: “the only thing that matches the level of corruption in our government agencies such as the Border Patrol is the incompetence.” And one of the ranchers also said, in regard to the Border Patrol: “…they are protected by a labor union, they work 8 to 5 or whatever, and they don’t have to do anything. They do not have to do anything. And because of the political climate in America they are encouraged to do nothing, if not blatantly ordered to look the other way.”

One of the interviewed ranchers told  a story about a friend of his who had a ranch close to Nogales, Arizona and he said that: “…his friend was out in the ‘rough country’ on his ranch when he ‘rode up on seven Mexicans in full camo and some of them had semi-automatic rifles. He rode down the trail aways and came across two Border Patrol agents.  He told them…and this is a fearless man, a rugged man. I mean he’s John Wayne. He’s what John Wayne wished he was, and he said ‘We can go back and get them all,’ and they (BP agents) said we don’t care. they refused to pursue the cartel members and 7 miles from that spot is where Agent Brian Terry was shot down’.” And he says: “So you have a check point right there with 30 or 40 agents sitting there with their thumbs up their hind ends and doing nothing. Out there, only several miles away there’s hundreds and thousands of pounds of dope and lots of Mexicans. Why is that?” Because that’s the way this regime is playing the game, that’s why!

Another interesting point, one of the ranchers talked about keeping the Border Patrol off his property because they not only don’t catch anybody, but they destroy his property.  He talked about them leaving gates to pastures open and running over his cattle, which the feds refused to reimburse him for. And they can’t seem to get it through their heads that they can’t do this kind of thing to people’s property. I’ve spent some time in the West over the years and often traveled with friends who had lived most of their lives there. One thing you never do, and I mean never, is to drive through someone’s grazing land and leave the gates open. You always shut the gates, coming and going. That’s just common courtesy in ranch country and you should do it as automatically as opening the door for a lady so she can go through before you. Doesn’t seem like the Border Patrol has learned that. But, hey, the ranches are private property (for now) and in the current Marxist political climate it’s fair game to ruin private property, as it doesn’t belong to the omnipotent state (yet).

So many of the ranchers have little use for the Border Patrol  and the Border Patrol has little use for the ranchers, whom it looks down on. One of the ranchers mentioned the former head of the Border Patrol, David Aguilar and he sounds like an “interesting” character. One of the ranchers said “I think he is that extremist that has infiltrated the system.” That’s a good thought, but if it’s true (and hopefully I can do a little checking) he ain’t the only one, he’s only one of a long list.

It’s pretty hard to get all the comments these two ranchers made given the space I have but I hope I have given folks enough commentary by them that they will take the time and effort to pull the Arizona Independent article up on the Internet and read it. Ms. Hunnicutt probably passed out info in this article you won’t get too many places. She should be commended for this article. If you pull the article up, check out the ranchers’ comments about Senator John McCain. They’ve got him pegged from the git-go. 

I’ve been on the border a few times in years past and this planned insanity going on there today sure doesn’t sound like what I remember.

From Illegal Aliens to Undocumented Workers to Refugees–Leftist Word Games

by Al Benson Jr.

The religious and political Left loves to play word games and if you understand where the Left is coming from you will realize that they use language as a weapon of war and that the words they spout at us don’t mean what we think they mean. That is part of their offensive against us.

Have any of you noticed with the big fuss over illegal aliens coming into this country by the millions how the terminology has changed. Awhile back the illegal aliens were called just what they were. Then that was shortened to just “illegals.” A short time after that they became “undocumented workers” and they are now being relabeled as “refugees.” There is a pattern to all this, an evolution of the Leftist agenda, if you will.

Most Americans, except for the fuzzy-headed liberal elite, are not really happy with the influx of illegal aliens into this country. They are just old-fashioned enough to have the idea that people ought to come here legally or stay at home. There are some exceptions, but, in the main, this is where Americans have been at. The idea of handing out freebies and all manner of goodies to someone just because he managed to get into your country illegally doesn’t really appeal to most Americans. The feds soak us enough now without them adding anymore freeloaders to the dole for us to pay for.

At this point, I’d like to differentiate. The Mexican illegals that came here during the 1940s and 50s were a whole different breed than what we have to deal with today. Admittedly they came in illegally, but they were looking for a decent life, which they couldn’t get in Mexico, and they were willing to work and work hard to get it. When they got here and found work, in the main, they taught their kids to be thankful for America and they raised their kids to be good citizens. That’s not what we are dealing with today. 

These people coming over the border today, from who knows where, are not made of that kind of stuff. They’re here to demand their right to our goodies, free education, good housing and all the welfare they can get because they think it’s their “right”–after all, they are here aren’t they–so they must be entitled to all this stuff. Unfortunately, the present Marxist regime in Washington agrees with them.

Most working Americans, the ones forced to pay the tab for all this foolishness, do not agree with them. And so the Left attacks ordinary American citizens when they protest getting the shaft while the illegals get the gold mine. A recent article in The Nation, a noted left-leaning publication, said: “In July, in Murrieta, California, right-wing demonstrators confronted busloads of people, many of them women and small children who had crossed the border fleeing horrific violence.” So, according to the Leftists, ordinary Americans who don’t want a ton of illegal aliens dumped into their town are now “right-wing demonstrators.” In other words, if you are an ordinary American citizen protesting something that will change the entire character of the town you live in you have become a “right-wing demonstrator.” This is typical Leftist bovine fertilizer.

Senator Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma recently made the statement in a Politico article that: “These kids are here, in this country, at the invitation of the president. I think everybody knows it; nobody says it.” The “news” media sure doesn’t say it. The idea has been passed around in the Central American countries that if you can just manage to slip across the US border, you are home free and no one will ship you back. So these people come by the thousands and Obama and his handlers love it! It’s one more step in the destruction of the country and so they are all for it.

And, if “our” government can just reclassify these people, not as undocumented workers, but as refugees from whatever, then will it be any time at all until the United Nations steps in and basically tells us we have to accept them because they are “refugees”? In an article on World Net Daily for July 14, Jerome Corsi noted that: “Representatives of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, or UNHRC, are ‘intensely discussing in meetings’ the possibility of extending U.N. protection to the thousands of Central Americans  crossing the U.S. border with Mexico illegally by defining them as ‘refugees’ who are seeking asylum from political and domestic violence in their home nations.” An Info Wars article noted that the United Nations is already referring to the illegal aliens as “refugees…” And so the Leftist word games continue and the gullible American public is supposed to buy all this–what can we call it? Well, I guess that’s better left unsaid in polite company.

There has been much ado about these Central American kids, (and let’s don’t kid ourselves, it ain’t only kids) having to walk all the way across Mexico to get to the US. So Comrade Obama is floating an idea out there about trying to grant refugee status to batches of kids from Honduras so they wouldn’t have to take that long walk across Mexico to get here. There was an article about this in the New York Times for July 24th. This is supposed to alleviate the crush at the border. I assume those who qualify as refugees will then be flown in. You’d still get the same amount of illegal immigrants but they’d just come in a different way and they’d be called “refugees” instead of illegal aliens. See what you can do with Leftist word games. When is an illegal alien not an illegal alien? When he’s a “refugee” that’s when. Folks, keep an eye on this Leftist doublespeak, because if you are a realist, you know there will be more to come. The effort to dissolve the Southern border will continue because that’s part of the agenda for the North American Union–the American contingent of the One World Government.

Asymmetrical War On the Mexican Border

by Al Benson Jr.

Last evening (July 22, 2014) I watched a video someone sent me that featured a retired Border Patrol Officer giving his take as to what is happening on our Southern border with all these illegal immigrant children. At the risk of sounding like an alarmist, let me say that if what the former Border Patrol Officer said in the video is accurate, it does not bode well for the American people. But, then, that’s the plan isn’t it?

The officer talked about what he called an “asymmetrical war” going on right now on our border. He classified the current happening as a war. Upon a little reflection, I think he’s right. It is a war, being waged upon the American people not only by certain foreign interests, terrorists among them, but by our own government. This is a concept we have got to get used to. Our own government is at war with us, and they are in total support of those “foreign interests” that want to do this country in. Flushing this country and its culture down the toilet is a major part of the “fundamental transformation” of this country promised by our current president.

I wasn’t even familiar with the term “asymmetrical war” until I heard this former Border Patrol Officer describe it. His description of it sounded very much like what I would consider guerrilla warfare, where one side does not have the technology or the resources the other side has and so they conduct what is, essentially, an unequal war with the stronger group. This kind of war is very difficult for the larger, stronger group to fight, especially when their own government hamstrings their efforts.

The “news” media has focused on the illegal immigrant children in this situation, which we are told accounts for about 20% of the illegals in question. So what about the other 80%? Don’t ask, don’t tell, right?

A blog spot, http://pepperhawkfarm.wordpress.com carried the following information: “Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told FoxNews.com (http://foxnews.com/)…Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told FoxNews.com  Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert’s account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.”

Since the Border Patrol doesn’t have armor that will stop a bullet this size the agents had to take cover. After the shooting ceased, around 40-50 people came onto the US side and turned themselves in. The article continued: “So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across…We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.” So the shooting occurs and because our people have insufficient equipment to defend themselves they are forced to take cover and who know who came across the border while the Border Patrol people were undercover? The people that turned themselves in were a diversion–just like all these illegal immigrant kids are a diversion that keeps the Border Patrol focused on taking care of them and therefore unable to do their job of policing the border.

Please watch the video of the retired Border Patrol Officer on http://clashdaily.com 

The seeds of the destruction of this country are beginning to sprout on our Southern border while we are occupied with our “Reality shows” and our sports events. The barbarians are not only at the gates, they are being ushered in by our own government which thinks we are too stupid to figure out what’s going on. Sadly, they may be correct.

The Border Games Continue–so does legitimate protest

by Al Benson Jr.

The federal Cloward-Piven games still continue along our Southern border, but then, they have been going on for months now, at first under cover, now blatantly out in the open as the Obama Regime and its behind-the-scenes-handlers become more and more contemptuous of the ordinary America citizen who is expected to supinely lie down and take all this without protest.

Only problem is that there is protest, and it’s growing, thanks be to God. I got an email from a friend in Massachusetts this afternoon which said: “…this past weekend there was a sizable anti-illegal demonstration here in Massachusetts outside the Otis AFB/Camp Edwards on Cape Cod. Obama is pressuring his flunky, the Governor of Massachusetts, to let illegals be flown in and housed at Otis AFB. People in this area are ripped.” Folks, if you can get folks in the Bay State to protest socialist policies then it can be done anywhere! We should take a lesson from that.

Continuing on, http://www.alipac.us has just announced a new round of Illegal Immigration Protests that will take place on Saturday, August 2nd in the states that have GOP primaries on August 5-7. The new protests will focus on Tennessee, Washington, and Michigan and protest locations will be outside of district offices of incumbent Republican lawmakers that are in support of illegal amnesty, as well as on nearby overpasses. The Alipac post notes that “Eric Cantor’s allies for immigration reform amnesty legislation in the House face primaries of Tuesday, August 5, and they include Fred Upton (R-Mi), Justin Amash (R-Mi), Dave Reichert (R-WA), and Kathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA). Many certified polls show in excess of 80% of Republican primary voters oppose the immigration reform amnesty these DC insider lawmakers support.” Let’s hope these “elected representatives” of the people get the message that if they don’t do what the people want in this instance they may no longer be “elected representatives” after the primaries. If they won’t do it for the right reasons, let’s hope they will do it to preserve their fat-cat salaries.

And if some folks are naive enough to think there is no need for these demonstrations I would point them to an article that appeared on Breitbart.com over the weekend. At the top of the article was a big picture of our Marxist-in-Chief giving a big hug to Congressman Luis Gutierrez from Illinois–one of the most leftist members the House has to offer. The article stated: “On Saturday, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) said President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was a ‘down payment’ to the Hispanic community before more grants of amnesty for illegal immigrants.” In other words, Obama’s “deferred action” program means nothing is going to be done to those illegal kids that are here and more are on the way.

Gutierrez spoke at the National Council of La Raza conference in Los Angeles, and he told the crowd that “Obama assured him during a White House meeting  with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus last week that he would be as ‘generous and broad’ as he can to ‘stop the deportation of our people each and every day.’…Gutierrez said giving amnesty to 100,000 illegal immigrants was ‘not expansive’ enough, and he called on Obama to give amnesty to ‘millions of our undocumented’ including the parents of illegal immigrant children.” Now do you begin to see where this border game with all these kids is going? Connect the dots, people!

Still think this isn’t a pre-planned, pre-packaged deal by the feds to implement the Cloward-Piven strategy on the border?  A recent online edition of The New American magazine carried an article by Warren Mass on Tuesday, July 15, in which Mr. Mass stated: “Among those who have charged that the illegal immigrant problem is not accidental is the National Association of Former Border Patrol Officers (NAFBPO), which released a statement on June 11 asserting that the large influx of unaccompanied minors illegally crossing our border ‘is not a humanitarian crises. It is a predictable, orchestrated and contrived assault on the compassionate side of Americans by her political leaders that knowingly puts minor illegal alien children at risk for purely political purposes’.” Would the present Marxist Regime do that to these kids? In a heartbeat if it would further their agenda for tearing down the country!

Some “news” media person asked Texas Governor Rick Perry if he believed that “…there’s some sort of conspiracy to get people into the United States by the federal government, by the Obama administration?” In other words, the media asks a question that broadly hints at the truth while trying to make that truth appear ludicrous. Perry gave a pretty good answer. He said: “I have to believe that when you don’t respond in any way that you are either inept or you have some ulterior motive…which you are functioning from.”

It was reported just today that Perry plans to send 1,000 Texas National Guardsmen to the border. Let’s see what he will do with them there. Another report said he was wondering if he needed “federal permission” to do such. Why? He’s the governor of the state so why should he need federal permission to safeguard the borders of his own state? That’s the sort of milquetoast attitude that lets the Obama Regime get away with murder. Until our governors start standing up and defending the people of their respective states against the feds this game will continue.

And again, how many of these illegal alien kids belong to illegal gangs in their own countries? No one talks about that. One of those questions that isn’t supposed to come up. How many of these kids belong to something like MS-13, a “notoriously violent El Salvadorean gang.” If they created problems in the countries they came from does anyone honestly think they won’t here? But then the Obama Regime couldn’t care less about any of this. Their job is just to get them up here and into the country. Any gang affiliations will be studiously ignored. We don’t need to know about any of that. After all, if we knew about that stuff, why we might protest having these people dumped into our midst, and protest makes the feds unhappy.

National Protests Against Illegal Amnesty On July 18-19

by Al Benson Jr.

Someone sent me an email just this afternoon that bore out the contention I made in yesterday’s article that some folks are beginning to wake up to what the Washington and New York Marxists are trying to do to us.

It seems that there are supposed to be in the neighborhood of 170 protests around the country this weekend against granting illegal immigrants amnesty, which Obama and the Republicrats in Congress would dearly love to do. But the opposition is strong enough at this point that the RINO’s are starting to climb out of the comfy bed they and Comrade Obama had climbed into together. After all, some of them have to run in the mid-terms while Obama doesn’t. All he’s waiting for is for his handlers to let him declare himself dictator-for-life and their agenda may just not permit that.

These anti-amnesty-for-illegals protests are taking place all across the country, in most states. Texas had two of them today, July 18th, one in Austin and one in San Antonio, both of which took place in front of the Mexican consulates in those cities. These may let the Mexican politicians know that we cannot support their “huddled and tired” masses. There were also demonstrations listed for tomorrow in Seguin and Corpus Christi, both on Interstate overpasses, where lots of folks can see them as they drive by.

Of these 170 demonstrations that have been listed nationwide so far (and there may be more) how many do you think our intrepid “news” media will cover? Answer: as few as they can get away with and those they are, for some reason, forced to acknowledge, will all be branded as “racist.” This is how our media Ministry of Propaganda works.

There are supposed to be protests in Alabama, Arizona, and several in California. One in Salinas, California will be held in front of the office of Congressman Sam Farr at ten in the morning of July 19th.

There will be protests in Colorado, at Colorado Springs, Littleton, and Grand Junction, in Connecticut at Griswold, New Haven, and Enfield. Protests are listed for Florida and for Georgia–one in Atlanta at the overpass at I-285 at Riverside Drive from 11 in the morning until 4 Saturday afternoon. Protests are listed for Idaho, Illinois, Maine, New Hampshire, even one in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the governor wants to welcome the illegals with open arms. It would appear that many of his constituents fail to share his fuzzy, liberal sentiments. There are even five protests listed for Louisiana, two in New Orleans, one in Sulphur, one in Lafayette, and one in Baton Rouge. Two are listed for Mississippi, one in Jackson, and six in Montana. Even New Mexico has two listed, which is somewhat of a surprise.

Anyone wanting a national list should check out http://www.alipac.us  which gives locations for these all across the country.

Gary North commented on all this just today in an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com  Mr. North observed how John Boehner and the Republical RINO’s were ready to climb into bed with Comrade Obama to pass an illegal amnesty bill that they said wasn’t really an illegal amnesty bill. It seems that they were ready to pull this stunt because they thought us folks back home were too stupid to know the difference and this would be one of their major contributions toward the One World Government agenda while they, all the while, would be claiming it wasn’t. Guess what? They lied to us. Does that really surprise you? I guess, anymore, I’d be surprised if they didn’t lie to us. Comrade Obama and much of Congress are total strangers to the truth.

Thing is, they would have gone ahead and done this thing, laughing all the way to the bank at us stupid proles back home, had this “illegal children’s march”  to the border not taken place. Now, with mid-terms on the horizon, all the RINO’s are bailing out of their deal with Obama and he and Dirty Harry may be left holding the bag. Who says the Lord doesn’t have a sense of humor? Once in awhile ordinary folks get to see our ruling elite sweat and squirm–a rare treat.

Gary North also wondered why no one is asking how these illegal kids all got here–not the “news” media, not Congress, not anyone. He asked the same question I’ve asked and so far the response has been blank stares and deafening silence. No one is supposed to ask that question. All we are supposed to do is to grovel at the feet of our esteemed leader and ask what can we do to make these illegal aliens more comfortable. That’s the only question allowed in this situation. All others will be pointedly ignored.

And maybe if no one’s asking that question, we should start asking why not?