By Al Benson Jr.
Often I have written articles in which I used the term “Yankee/Marxist” to describe those who made war on the South in 1861 and who have held not only the South, but now the rest of the country, in a repressive version of “reconstruction” that has never really ended and, if anything, has gotten even worse in recent decades.
Those who have not bothered to do the history homework or who have gotten their version of “history” from public school history pabulum will laugh at that statement. That’s okay. Let them laugh. In the end they will end up choking on their laughter. Although they might not use the same terminology, other authors more qualified than I have reached many of the same conclusions.
Professor Thomas DiLorenzo recently wrote an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com in which he talked about a recent book written by historian and novelist Thomas Fleming called A Disease of the Public Mind: A New Understanding of Why We Fought the Civil War.. This book can be found on Amazon.com and should be checked out.
DiLorenzo made the following statement: “No respectable historian believes the DeepNorth/government school fantasy that enlightened and morally-superior Northerners elected Abe Lincoln so they could go to war and die by the hundreds of thousands solely for the benefit of black strangers in the ‘deep South.” No argument there. Di Lorenzo observed that only 6% of Southern men owned slaves and he noted that this meant, and still means, that the average Confederate soldier “was not fighting to preserve a system that actually harmed him and his family economically; and that the real cause of the war was what Fleming calls a ‘malevolent envy’ of the South by New England Yankees’ who waged a war of economic conquest.” Fleming has observed that (Northern) hatred for Southerners long predated their objections to slavery. Abolitionists were convinced that New England, whose spokesmen had begun the American Revolution, should have been the leaders of the new nation. Instead they had been displaced by Southern ‘slavocrats’ like Thomas Jefferson.” Such a situation would grate on the gentle egos of the New England elite. I know. I grew up in New England and though there were and are some great people there, the prevailing attitude, at least in my adolescent years was “if you want acceptance, you do it MY way.”
DiLorenzo reiterates this: “First, there was the extreme ‘malevolent envy’ of Southerners by the New England ‘Yankee’ political class, who had long believed that they were God’s chosen people and that they should rule America, if not the rest of the world. Second, there were a mere 25 or so very influential New England abolitionists who had abandoned Christianity and even condemned Jesus Christ, while embracing the mentally insane mass murderer John Brown as their ‘savior.’ This is part of the ‘disease in the public mind’ that is the theme of Fleming’s book.”
According to DiLorenzo, John Brown “…had declared himself to be a communist…” in addition to his terrorist attacks in Kansas. I’ve never seen the source Professor DiLorenzo got this from, but knowing he is a writer that does the homework, I don’t doubt it. Also, recently, there was an article in the Bulletin of the John Birch Society for June, 2013 called “The Purpose of Terrorism.” In this article, its author Arthur R. Thompson referred to John Brown and stated: “Brown was a failure in business and attached himself to the abolitionist cause after being converted to communism—according to his son—sometime in the early 1840s…Northerners who financed his activities became known as the Secret Six. These people understood that Brown was engaging in treason, and they financed him specifically because they knew this.” Awhile back I wrote a series of articles on this group for my newsletter The Copperhead Chronicle. And the fact that Brown had with him in Kansas, two men who had been socialist “forty-eighters” in Europe is dealt with in the book written by Walter Kennedy and myself, Lincoln’s Marxists.
Mr. Thompson noted how the “news” media fawned over John Brown and he said: “Most of these newspapers were edited and/or owned by people engaged in promoting the communist movement, such as the New York Tribune of Horace Greeley and Charles Dana. While the Trib was openly in support of communism, even hiring Karl Marx and other notorious communist leaders as correspondents, other newspapers tried to cloak their endorsement under the banner of reform.” Again, Walter Kennedy and I covered all this in Lincoln’s Marxists.
Anyway, back to Thomas Fleming’s book, in which he notes that John Brown “truly became a ‘god’ to the New England Yankees. ‘Ralph Waldo Emerson expressed awe and near worship of John Brown’ writes Fleming. He lavished praise on John Brown’s religion of violence.’ “
Fleming stated that Yankees can be easily recognized by their “arrogance, hypocrisy, greed, and lack of congeniality (and) for ordering other people around…They are the chosen saints whose mission is to make America and the world, into the perfection of their own image.”
Professor Clyde Wilson has accurately noted that: “Hillary Rodham Clinton is a museum-quality specimen of the Yankee—self-righteous, ruthless, and self-aggrandizing.” Professor Wilson also observed that by 1860 “The North had been Yankeeized, for the most part quietly, by control of churches, schools, and other cultural institutions…” As an aside, should the One World elite in New York decide it, Saint Hitlery may well be the next president of the United States of Amerika, elected or otherwise. In regard to the Yankee attitude of themselves as God’s chosen people, there was a time when many among them, believing the truths of Scripture, were among God’s chosen people. But when New England succumbed to the heresy of Unitarianism in the late 1700s and rejected the truth about Jesus Christ they forfeited their “choseness” in favor of apostasy.
Hopefully, some of this will give you a faint glimmer as to why I refer to these people as “Yankee/Marxists.” I can see no real difference between the two. They both have the same objectives—control of the country and the world and the desire to run everyone’s life for them. They have the mindset that whatever they advocate must be pure and “moral” (as long as it fits their agenda) and if people choose not to go along with their agenda they will use whatever means necessary to make sure they are forced to—legislation, physical force, peer pressure, or whatever.
The Yankee and the Marxist are the same animal with the same agenda—total domination of everyone and everything. It would be nice if more folks in the Southern Movement would wake up and become aware of this. Your enemies are not just Northern folks, many of whom agree with you on many issues. Your enemies are Marxists, and you need to wake up and realize that Communism ain’t dead—it’s just changed coats.
Get Thomas Fleming’s book. Get Professor DiLorenzo’s books about Lincoln and the Republican Party, and get Walter Kennedy’s and my book about the Marxist support for Lincoln and the Union and the Marxist foundations of the Republican Party. You won’t like much of what you read in these, but the truth will set you free, if you are willing to follow it.