By Al Benson Jr.
You thought “reconstruction” was all over better than a hundred years ago. You public school “history” book told you it ended in 1877 when the last of the Yankee troops packed it in and went home. Guess what? Your “history” book lied. “Reconstruction” never really ended. The first phase of it ended in 1877 and the feds gave you all a few years to think that your states in the South really belonged to you again.
However, that was not the case. It was never to be the case again. “Reconstruction was to be ongoing. They just didn’t bother to tell you that. The Russian revolutionary Bakunin, in the 1860s, was a radical supporter of “reconstruction” in this country and he had some comments about it we would do well to consider. Walter Kennedy and I, in our book Lincoln’s Marxists, noted a few of his comments on page 159. Bakunin stated that in order for “popular self-government” to become a reality “another revolution…far more profound” had to take place. Bakunin’s comments are thought-provoking. They show that he considered the War of Northern Aggression to be a revolution. But then, in referring to “another revolution” was he speaking of the “reconstruction” introduced with the adoption of the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments, the “civil rights” movement, and the emergence of worldwide communism. This would seem to be the case, and if so, then we in this country, in the 1860s, really experienced two revolutions, and the second one is ongoing today.
Look at the “civil rights voting act” of 1965, which only applied to the Southern states. That was “reconstruction” folks—ongoing in the 1960s, along with busing kids all over the place to public schools, which schools were and are also a major part of “reconstruction.” So you see, it never really stopped.
The Supreme Court, those champions of the “constitutionality” of Obamacare, recently issued a ruling, (a good one for a change) that said that the formula which had been used to determine which states and locations were to be subjected to “extra federal scrutiny” was now outdated, obsolete. According to http://www.newsmax.com “The ruling freed Texas and certain other jurisdictions from having to submit their voting laws to the Justice Department before they could take effect. The covered jurisdictions were mostly in the South, where there was a history of denying minorities the right to vote. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote in the majority opinion that the South had changed dramatically, however.” Not according to “Fast and Furious” Holder, though. It hasn’t changed enough to suit him. It isn’t being totally controlled by minorities yet and you almost get the idea that this ticks Holder off. The fact that there was just as much of a problem in some areas of the North is not worth addressing so we’ll just ignore that and concentrate on that “evil” South.
Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah even commented on this. He observed: “The Civil War’s been over for a long time. We’ve come a long way on civil rights. The states are doing a terrific job in most respects. The ones that used to be under the Voting Rights Act provisions—some of the worst states are blue states (liberal states) where they treat minorities like dirt and don’t take care of them, don’t do what’s right by them—and frankly, a lot of this liberal stuff comes out of those states.”
So Holder is planning to ask a federal court to “reinstate the Justice Department’s authority over voting laws in Texas…” And I imagine if he manages through some sort of political maneuvering to accomplish that, do you think he will not do the same in the rest of the Southern states? Don’t be naïve. The Supreme Court took away a little of Holder’s power and authority and he wants it back! He’s like a big kid who pouts and fusses when he doesn’t get his way. At the risk of sounding disrespectful, I hope the Supreme Court tells him to go fish. At that point he may try to have the Chief Justice arrested–after all, Lincoln tried that once.
Senator Hatch said “The court has already ruled—and he’s trying to reinstitute the Voting Rights Act in Texas. If I were a Texan I would be so doggone livid that I don’t think I’d ever get over it. That’s not the thing to do and it just shows how this administration ignores the law. They act like they’re despots. The president is continually doing things he has no authority to do—and yet they just do it and they get away with it because many in the liberal media just will not hold them to account…”
Of course they are despots. Senator Hatch should realize that by this time and they are not going to change. They do whatever they want because they can and the political prostitutes we call the “news” media give them a pass. And anyone who points out their evil designs is a “low level terrorist” or a “conspiracy theorist.” We have gotten to the point in this country where telling the truth constitutes a conspiracy if that truth exposes government wrongdoing.
And you’re going to tell me that “reconstruction” is over? The feds are playing the same games now they played in the 1860s and getting by with them now just like they did then. So how has “reconstruction” ended?
Well, it has “ended” because the “history” books don’t call it “reconstruction” anymore. Now it’s referred to as “cultural diversity” or “cultural empowerment” or some other such lofty euphemism. Folks in the South who are knowledgeable call it “cultural Marxism” or “cultural genocide” because that’s what “reconstruction” really is—and Mr. Holder and his bosses want to make sure it continues until the dominant culture is either destroyed or neutralized.