President Pence or President Clinton?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

It’s no secret that the Deep State (the Great Swamp) wants Donald Trump gone and they will do whatever they have to that such an arrangement might be formulated and moved forward. There are some loony Leftist zealots that want the entire election reversed and handed to Queen Hillary and every Republican that won office summarily kicked out and replaced with a communist Democrat (I repeat myself here).

While I am not sure the Deep State is willing to go that far all at once because Americans still have their guns, they might be willing to go far enough to deep six Trump and put Pence in his place, figuring they’ll get the same results as they would with Hillary but a little bit slower. But after all, slower is better than not at all.

And Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is supposedly going to resign. You have to wonder what that is all about and if there is any connection.

In an article on http://www.newswars.com  on December 14th, writer Dan Lyman made some interesting observations. In part, he said: “Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has issued an ominous warning regarding President Trump’s future in the White House, asserting that he is being politically sucked dry before an eventual ouster and replacement by Vice President Mike Pence.” Assange is quoted as saying that “…Game is clearly to extract as many unpopular positions as possible (e.g. tax cuts for the super rich),  push the resulting political corpse to Mueller & install Mike Pence.”

We know that there has been what they call “the 25tlh Amendment movement” afoot recently, whereby the majority of Trump’s cabinet would assert that he is not capable of governing and have him removed, replacing him with Pence. Trump’s terrible choice of cabinet appointments may come back to haunt him when most of these turkeys decide they can get along better with Pence. The question then remains–how much of what Trump has accomplished (and it has been a good bit) will be left in place and how much will be “returned” to where the “good ol’ boys” in the Swamp want it? In other words will it be “What Trump giveth the Swamp taketh back?

Mr. Lyman dropped another “surprise” on people (at least a surprise to those who don’t know what’s going on) when he noted an interview that Bill O’Reilly did  with Glenn Beck, claiming, according to Lyman that “…anti-Trump operatives have been on the hunt for women who can be bribed lavishly in order to go on record with accusations of Trump sexually assaulting or harassing them.” This sexual harassment scenario seems to be one of the Great Swamp’s operations of choice right now. Witness what happened to Roy Moore in Alabama. And this may well set a precedent. All the talk about what Moore supposedly did was only talk, We have yet to see any proof or evidence, at least any that has not been tampered with. I’m betting if it worked there they will try it with Trump. Evidence? Who needs evidence? All you have to do anymore is just say it enough times and a prostitute “news” media will pick it up and run with it, lies or not. They couldn’t care less either way. It’s what they live for.

And O’Reilly told Beck “There is an audio tape of an anti-Trump person offering $200,000 dollars to a woman to accuse Donald Trump of untoward behavior,”. Supposedly Trump knows about this tape. I hope he is taking some kind of action.

I don’t think Mr. Trump really realized how far the Deep State was willing to go to prevent him from “making America great” again, but it seems that they are willing to go to any lengths necessary. You see, they have been shafting the American public for decades now and they don’t plan on that ending. They like it!

O’Reilly calls what they are trying to do to Trump “an industry.” He’s right–it’s the major industry of the Deep State–keeping Americans stupid, with their boot on our necks, and as I said, they like it. Just because Trump got elected (a situation they are trying to remedy) doesn’t mean that the direction of the federal government will change. Trump is one more impediment to them on their march toward a New World Order and they plan to remove that impediment any way they have to.

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Christmas As War

by Al Benson Jr.

It is an obvious fact now that, for several years, there has been a subtle (and often not-so subtle) effort underway to de-Christianize Christmas. The politically correct among us would never dare utter those forbidden words “Merry Christmas.” Utterly unthinkable! We must all be programmed to say “Happy Holidays” or “Season’s Greetings” but never Merry Christmas. To openly acknowledge Jesus Christ and the Christmas season has become something beyond the pale–maybe not so much with Trump in office, but most certainly when Obama was in office. Obama claimed he was a Christian but he acted like a Muslim, and as they say, “the proof of the pudding is in the eating.” And so the liberal/Marxist mindset is at war with Christ and Christmas. The memory of  Christ and Christmas must be stamped out nationwide just as surely as Confederate symbols must be stamped out in the South (and most other places too).

For years outfits like the ADL (Anti-Defamation League) and others have railed against Christmas as a Christ-centered season. They’ve managed to get most of the big retail places on their side. No one sells Christmas trees anymore. Now they sell “holiday trees” and government schools no longer have Christmas vacations, now they have “winterbreak” or some other such neutered holiday. And what do most Christians do?  Some are distressed about it, as they should be, and they feel they are under cultural attack, which they are.

But let’s look at the whole scenario in a little different light. Actually, if we approach it correctly,  Christmas is war against the World System, and the Great Swamp in this country. And the attacks against the truth of Jesus Christ and the idea of Christmas are not really new. They have gone on since King Herod had all the children in Bethlehem under two years old slain in hopes of killing Christ. The lunatics that inspired and ran the French Revolution thought to rid themselves of Jesus Christ by obliterating His memory from their country and starting all over again with the year one. All these ludicrous attempts failed miserably, and those attempts going forward today via the Deep State and others, will fail also.

One thing can be said, though, for these anti-Christ revolutionaries–they recognize the true meaning of Christmas where many culture-blind Westerners do not anymore. The revolutionaries know what Christmas means for them–ultimate defeat! They were not able to rid the world of Christ in His own time, and they will not be able to now. As long as Christians continue to celebrate the birth of Christ in a Christian manner, they are, in actuality, committing an act of war against the world, the flesh, and the devil–and no matter what he does, the devil is powerless to stop them. Christian worship is an act of war! It says to the devil “you did your best to eradicate Christ and failed, and we weekly celebrate His victory over you, and even though final victory is not yet attained on this earth, someday it will be and even those who hate Christ will be forced to bow the knee to Him.”

This is what Christmas commemorates–Christ’s first coming into this world that His ultimate victory might be made known and celebrated–and that grates on His enemies no end.

The official Christmas season does not end until January 6th, which is Epiphany–the revealing of Christ to the gentiles. So, until then, let us not hesitate to celebrate His birth, His ultimate victory over the World System, whether we live to see it or not. And let us make sure we wish various and sundry people a resounding Merry Christmas!

Obama Thinks He Should Still Be President (Hillary thinks it’s her turn now)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

King Barack I thinks he should still be president. The two term limit for the office of president should apply to all other candidates except him, even over Hillary, who would also like to be president for life–Queen Hillary I!  And so these two would-be dictators really hate each other’s guts, even when they work together to obstruct  the legitimate presidency of Donald Trump.

It’s a fact that many on the Left really loathe each other, but they will work together to destroy their legitimate opposition in spite of how they feel about each other. Those on the Right have mostly not learned this lesson and often spend more time attacking those on their own side than they do the Leftists.

However, we must remember on thing. Many, if not most, of those way over on the Leftist fringes are far from being their own independent persons. They long ago sold their souls to those that finance Washington’s “Great Swamp” and so they have been “bought with a price” and unless they repent and turn around that price will be evident in the Final Judgment, if not before.

King Barack I is a prime example. After reluctantly leaving the presidency he has begun actively working to see if his Swamp Masters will let him have it back, provided they can find a way to remove Trump, quasi-legitimately or otherwise–otherwise being the chief operative term here.

Back on February 16, 2017, John Daniel Davidson wrote, in an article on http://www.thefederalist.com that: “…there is Obama.  Less than a month out of office, the broad contours of Obama’s post-presidency career are already taking shape. Obama, and his loyalists, it seems, will remain in the center of the political fray,  officially and unofficially, in an organized effort to undermine the Trump administration. The bizarre scandal now unfolding over the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn is a case in point. Flynn’s resignation was prompted by a series of co-ordinated and anonymous leaks from current and former Obama administration officials in our domestic intelligence agencies.” Note that some of these Obamaniks  are still currently in our domestic intelligence agencies. They need to be removed, but, for some inexplicable reason, they remain.

An article on http://www.city-journalism.com by Seth Barron for August 15, 2017 observed that the Obama family plans to remain in Washington and have bought an $8 million mansion there, establishing, in effect, a shadow presidency…Obama’s new home in Washington has been described as the ‘nerve center’ of the anti-Trump opposition…Obama is the spearhead of a movement seeking to obstruct the administration of his successor.” Don’t you wonder where the money came from to pay for that mansion–whose name was on the bottom line of the check?

Jack Posobiec on http://medium.com stated on August 18 that
“Barack Obama plans to continue acting as a shadow president, as many have referred to him in the Beltway, first by conducting trips abroad publicly meeting with foreign heads or state…” Interesting that now with being a supposedly ordinary citizen he can get by with this.

And Emily Zanotti, on November 28, 2017 on http://www.dailywire.com continued in the same vein when she observed: “Just as he did after President Donald Trump’s trip to Europe, former president Barack Obama will make a tour of Asia, weeks after Trump returned from his first official state visit to Japan and China” and Zanotti also referred to him as the “shadow president…Although the former president promised to stay out of the limelight, he’s been deeply involved in policy issues designed to counter Donald Trump’w White House initiatives.”

In other words, Obama is actively working to counteract what the American people voted for. He doesn’t care what we want. In his narcissistic stupor, he has never cared about what we wanted. He has an agenda handed to him by those who finance him in the Deep State, just as he did back in 2008 and he must labor to implement that agenda. And if that agenda screws the American people–well tough baby, that’s just how it is. After all, if you want to be National Dictator then you should be able to do whatever you (our your bosses) want–just like Queen Hillary would have done if she had gotten in, right? And as far as our current Department of Justice is concerned, they have zero interest in turning all this around.  Jeff Sessions seems fixated in prosecuting a batch of low-level drug dealers and he can’t, or won’t see anything beyond that.

As much as I have stuck up for Trump, he has made some really lousy cabinet appointments. You have to wonder who he is getting his advice from. He may be getting most of it from the people that have a vested interest in taking him out. at least that seems to be the advice he’s following.

The Deep State can’t leave Trump in there–they have to get rid of him, any way they have to. And passing him bum advice may be one way to blunt his impact on their agenda until they can figure out how to remove him. Supposedly, according to some sources, he will be gone sometime in December and they can begin again to re-establish their stranglehold on the American people.

Has Anyone Noticed?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have watched all this fuss over Roy Moore in Alabama recently. For all the allegations (and no proof yet) everyone is just supposed to walk away from Roy Moore and vote for the liberal (socialist) Democrat. If Roy Moore manages to pull off this election in Alabama and become Alabama’s senator then he will be subject to the exact same treatment that Donald Trump has been getting for almost a year now as president. The pattern in both cases is clear. Why if I had a suspicious mind I’d almost be tempted to think that the same people had planned both campaigns against both men.

If Roy Moore manages to win and they can’t find a way to steal it from him, all he has to do is look at Donald Trump and he has to know what he is in store for–every day he is in office.

He will be yet one more vote for Donald Trump’s agenda, which Trump’s adversaries don’t want and he will also be yet another vote against any possible impeachment proceeding that may be brought against Trump for his infamous “Russian collusion nothingburger.”

The Deep State is giving Roy Moore the same treatment with all these women he is supposed to have chased as they gave Trump with his “Russian dossier.” A whole lot of hype by the prostitute press with nothing to back it up, and they realize they have nothing, so they keep picking up the same mud they threw against the wall already and slinging it against the wall again, hoping at least some of it might stick this time. They hope against hope that if they toss this hogwash enough times then enough people will believe it to make a difference.

But the media is having a problem. They have been so thoroughly discredited in the last year with out and out falsehoods and spin that almost no one except the Leftist “useful idiots” believes them anymore. Many of us haven’t believed them for decades now, seeing how they work, but they have become so transparent recently they just aren’t fooling hardly anyone anymore and people are flocking to the alternative media to get some real news.

One instance comes to mind that I have always remembered. In 1999 my wife and I attended a Confederate Alliance conference in Charleston, South Carolina. This was an attempt to get a batch of Confederate and Southern Heritage groups together so they could start to work together in certain areas where they all had a common interest and concern. I gave one of the speeches at this conference, only one among several, and I agreed with the concept being put forward.

The man who worked hard to put all this together was Craig Maus, who, like me, was a Northerner who threw his lot in with the Cause of the South.

At the end of the first day’s speeches a couple “news” people strayed in looking for someone to interview about the conference and they grabbed Craig Maus for an interview. They immediately started asking questions about race and the conference’s relationship to racial issues. Craig told them right up front that this conference had nothing to do with race, that the KKK, the Skinheads, and other such groups were not there and were not welcome there. He made it very plain.

But that wasn’t enough for them. They moved on to a couple other questions and then circled back to the race issue. Craig explained to them again that, for this group, there was no “race” issue.  That did not enter into what we were there for. And so the media people veered off again for another couple questions and then came back to the race issue from a little different angle. By this time Craig knew what these people were after and just quit playing the game. They were not going to get what they came for, or what their editors had sent them for, and so they left. But their article in the next day’s paper was loaded with innuendo–because that’s all they had; no proof or evidence of what they had come to get, just innuendo. But for our “news” media that’s often enough. It doesn’t have to be true. All the media has to do is make people think it’s true, but if you learn to read between the lines you can see that most times the “news” media really has nothing that they try to make sound like something.

They’ve done that for over a year now with Trump and they are in the process of playing the same game with Roy Moore. I hope if Roy Moore wins he senate race he realizes this because the media and their bosses will make his life a hell on earth if they can–every day he is there. Remember one thing–the media and those that pay them to do what they do don’t want “America First” they want America last. And they want YOU last!

What Is The West?

by Al Benson Jr.

Folks who have followed my writing for awhile will recognize that what I write below will be a little different than much of what I usually do. I have written about the South for decades now and I love the South. I love the palmetto and palm trees, the Spanish moss, the abundant  wildlife, the bayous, and the wonderful hospitality of Southern people who, even though we were from the North originally, once they found out we understood their history and were willing to defend that history and heritage, opened their arms to us and literally made us “one of them.” So now we live in North Louisiana and we have never regretted the move south. This is home and we are content with it. No complaints!

But along with that, both my wife and I also love the West. We have traveled much there and before I was married I spent parts of several years in the West, including one year that I lived in Oklahoma for part of the year. Oklahoma is still a favorite spot. I was trying to eke out a living painting western scenery. I wasn’t good enough to make a go of that but I still enjoyed it.

When I went “back east” I worked near a bunch of young guys who enjoyed my paintings and when once they got an art show up they wanted me to put some of my stuff in it, which I did. They also wanted me, as someone who had spent time in the West, to submit something written about my impressions of the West. Most of them had never been there except for the big cities and they all look alike to me no matter where they are. I never spent any time in or near cities I didn’t have to, had no interest in them, except for Santa Fe, New Mexico, and it was different.

At any rate, what is below was what I gave them to print up, with some minor modifications. Some of you all that live in the West may be able to identify with some of what I say here.

The West is many things to many people. To those who have never experienced it,  I can only say that they have missed something that will not long remain even as it is now.

The West, to me, is more than a geographical location (like the South).  It is more than the beautiful state of Texas, which most easterners seem to think all westerners come from. It is more than the dry, burned out desert most who have never seen it think it is. They have not learned that there is beauty even in the desert if you know how to look for it.

The West is a place, but it is more (like the South). It is an atmosphere, an enigma, a way of life, and a people. As a way of life, it is something that can be carried far beyond its geographical boundaries.

The West is dark thunderheads far off over the canyon, it is the Prairie Dog Fork of the Red River at flood, it’s Monument Valley at night and the Painted Desert at noon. It’s the flat (but sometimes rolling)  country of the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles and it’s the majestic peace of the high plains country on the Platte River in Wyoming. It is a land so big that when you stand in it you feel small, and you have to realize within your deepest being that God created it and that man,  mighty though he would like to think he is, is only one small finite part of it.

The West is also people. It’s the old cowboy at the Pawhuska (Oklahoma) rodeo, who upon hearing the announcer reveal the name of the next contestant  in the saddle bronc riding, shouted “That’s my cousin Homer. He cain’t ride nothin’, He’ll get throwed first jump out the gate.” And he did! It’s the man in the store in Guymon, Oklahoma who, when asked if it was always this windy around here, replied “Hell no. Sometimes it gets windier.” It’s the ancient Indian at Taos Pueblo in New Mexico, who, when the smart-alec tourist tried to talk him into letting him into the pueblo for nothing, proceeded to charge him three times as much as he’d charged me to get in. The irate tourist tried to explain to him how, forty years ago, he’d gotten into the pueblo for nothing. After his ten minute (but ineffectual) tirade, the old Indian simply answered “Times change.”

For me the west did not really end each time I recrossed the Mississippi River. Thankfully, living in North Louisiana, we don’t have to recross the Mississippi to go east anymore.

For me, the West is a great deal of all I have seen, felt, lived and experienced during my numerous times in it. The deepness of its experience (like that of the South) is not something that leaves you upon the crossing of a boundary line. You, like many easterners, hate it and never go back (it’s not “green” enough for you) or you love it and continue to go back. There is no middle ground, the same as there is no middle ground with Confederate and Southern heritage. You either live it wherever you go, or you’ve never truly experienced it at all.

“Sovereign” States or Federal Satrapies?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

There was an article on the Zero Hedge website back on last June 27th, written by Michael Snyder, which had originally appeared on the Economic Collapse blog. It was about how much land the federal government “owns” in our Western states. From the looks of the map that appeared with the article they “own” almost half ot it. The article noted that: “Today, the feds control approximately  640 million acres of land, and after decades of very poor management, many are calling on the states to take a larger role. This is particularly true in the 11 western states where the federal government collectively  owns 47 percent of all the land.”

Yep, you read that figure right–47 percent of it all. For instance, in Nevada, the feds “own” 84% of all the land in the state.  That leaves 16% of the state for ordinary folks. The feds “own” 64% of Utah, 61% of both Idaho and Alaska and 52% of Oregon. By the time you get to Wyoming the feds only “own” a measly 48% of the state. What a comedown from Nevada that must be for them!

I have to ask the question–does the public, ordinary folks, only owning 16% of the state they live in really constitute it being a “sovereign” state, or is it still really a federal territory that has been labeled a state for the sake of convenience (and electoral votes)?

Another pertinent question might be, which is more important–who “owns” it or who controls it? If the general public “owns” it  but can’t do much with it, then the federal government that controls  it is the actual de facto owner, isn’t it? It’s somewhat akin to the situation with the property tax that I have written about before on several occasions. You “own” your house and possess a deed with your name on it saying you own it. Yet, if you fail to pay the yearly governmental rent then some unit of government can come and take “your” property and do what they will with it. So, in the long run, who is the real owner–the man with his name on the deed–or the governmental agency that can take it away from him if he doesn’t pay their yearly “rent?” Mostly, we don’t want to think about this kind of thing. We should.

There was an article in the New York Times for August 25th of this year about Trump’a new Secretary of the Interior proposing shrinking of four national monuments in the West–so designated by King Barack the First (and hopefully the last). One of these was the Bears Ears, over west of Blanding, Utah. You can find it on your road atlas. Obama created a national monument there that was 1.35 million acres in size–land locked up so the public could do nothing with it.  Mr. Zinke, Trump’s Secretary of the Interior wants to reduce the Bears Ears monument to 160,000 acres. I hope he makes it, but even 160,000 acres is a lot for a monument with the Bears Ears as its centerpiece.  It’s pretty country there. We’ve been through some of it several times over the years, but it doesn’t rate another 160,000 closed-down acres for a national monument. Cutting it in half and designating half of it for a monument at the Bears Ears would be plenty, but then that wouldn’t give the feds control over all the 1.35 million acres–and control is what they really want. Control in the name of creating new “public’ monuments and “recreation areas” where you can only go if you follow their rules.

The owner of Land & Livestock international (look it up on the internet) has observed that “Transferring these lands to the States would be a great improvement, but would not necessarily be the best ultimate end…These lands need to be returned to their rightful owners (and/or their heirs and assigns)–the families who have 4 or 5 generations of sweat equity in the lands (or those who have rightfully purchased those property rights through  voluntary exchange). I am hopeful but I doubt seriously that we will ever see it happen.”

In the case of some of that “public” land near the Bundy Ranch in Nevada, one might be led to question just how much of this “public” land has been of use to Harry Reid and his son, or to Hillary with her Uranium One deal. Lots of big bucks being made there off some of that land that, we the public, supposedly own.

Too Many Cultures To Fit Into “One Indivisible Nation?”

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Back in the 1990s I picked up a book in a used book store in Delavan, Wisconsin called The Nine Nations of North America by Joel Garreau, published way back in 1981. Mr. Garreau’s contention was that “Whatever the political maps may say, our continent is not divided into 50 states and three countries. What we really are is: The Nine Nations of North America.” Whatever else you may think of Mr. Garreau’s worldview, on this question he does have a valid point.

Mr. Garreau went on to display a map of North America in the center of his book that displayed the “nine nations” of North America and their approximate boundaries and he then discussed the separate cultures of each of the nine areas.

One of the cultural areas he listed was (and still is) “Dixie.” And, for him, Dixie went as far north as Indianapolis, Indiana and as far west as Dallas, Texas. From Fort Worth all the way to Denver, Colorado was another cultural area he labeled as “The Breadbasket.” West of that, all the way to the Sierra Nevada mountains  was what he called “The Empty Quarter”–the Far West, except for the Left Coast which was and is a totally different cultural milieu from any of the rest. Again, I can’t disagree overly much with him here. I remember the first time I went west, many years ago now,  that as I crossed over from Arizona and Nevada into eastern California, it didn’t take me too long to realize that “this ain’t the West.” Geographically it was, but not culturally. And the difference between California and Nevada and Arizona increased the further west you went in California. The same principle applies pretty much to Washington and Oregon. The eastern part of those states has some really pretty high desert country, but when you get in proximity to the coast, it’s a whole other animal. Different cultures altogether.

I wrote about Garreau’s book in a couple articles years ago because his theory seemed to have some validity, and I think it still does. Just recently I came across information about another book along the same lines, written by Colin Woodard, called American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America. Mr. Woodard does the same thing Mr. Garreau did regarding North America only he breaks it down into eleven separate cultures instead of nine. Only I’m not sure that the cultures of Dixie and the Far West are really rivals. I think, in most instances, they compliment one another because they have the same problems with the same types of people (overweening government bureaucrats). Mr. Woodard’s book is reviewed on a site called http://www.theburningplatform.com for those who might want to check it out.

It’s interesting how similar his map of North America is to Mr. Garreau’s, and yet there are differences. In Woodard’s book what we call Dixie is divided into four parts; the traditional Deep South, and above that what he calls “Greater Appalachia.  Then there is Tidewater Virginia and North Carolina, and liberal South Louisiana. But he notes that, generally, the Deep South and Greater Appalachia  have pretty much similar traditions and views of politics and government. These folks, in both areas, just want to be left alone and want the government to butt out of their lives. Both areas have strong, vibrant, colorful cultures, which the Left and East Coasts are trying to destroy. Their cultures remain strong, even after the continued assaults by the shock troops of the Left, financed by socialist millionaires, which have sought to weaken their (our) culture, heritage and traditions. Dixie may not push back as loudly as we could wish sometimes against her adversaries, but she does push back.

In fact, with some of the cultural genocide that has been practiced on this part of the country it is obvious that Dixie’s culture is totally at odds with the culture of the Left Coast and the East Coast, as well as that of many major cities. And, considering the cultural clash between the two, you have to give serious consideration to the question of whether the two opposing cultures would be better off separated into two distinct “nations.” Should that be the case (and I would not argue against it) all the folks in the South would need to do is to chase the Leftists out of the South, back to their preferred areas of habitation, under their own rocks, and find some way to make them leave the South alone. Separate countries might help that situation to some extent.

How to do that might just be the “sixty-four dollar question” because it is a known fact that the Leftists want to make the rest of the country as miserable as they are and they are willing to work hard at that. All things said, cultural separation as well as geographical separation might be best for everyone. We’ll just have to see where all this goes, but one thing is evident–Dixie needs to fight to hang onto its culture, faith, history and traditions and not left the Leftists turn us into yet another Socialist Great Swamp.