We Don’t Need No Politically Incorrect Flags In Our Politically Correct Christmas Parade In Natchitoches

by Al Benson Jr.

Every year for the past twenty years the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) has had a sizable contingent in the annual Christmas Parade in Natchitoches, Louisiana. Parade goers looked forward to seeing them there. They were among the most popular groups in the parade with their flags fluttering in the breeze.

Not this year, however. It seems that the “god” of political correctness has prevailed in Natchitoches and no Confederate flags will be allowed in this year’s parade. Whoever thought they’d live to see such a thing in deep south Louisiana?

SCV Louisiana Division Commander Thomas Taylor has stated that: “As most, if not all of you are aware the Sons of Confederate Veterans has been excluded from the Natchitoches Christmas Parade to be held on December 5th. This was perpetrated with a time frame that keeps us from legally doing anything about it this year.” How like the politically correct cultural Marxists to do it in such a way that their opposition had no chance to respond in time to address their legitimate grievance. As you deal more and more with “those people” you come to learn not to expect anything in the way of fairness or tolerance from them, contrary to all their claims of “tolerance and diversity.” It’s all a shameless sham to shut down those they disagree with.

Commander Taylor continued: “This is not to say we won’t be in Natchitoches  on December 5th so mark your calendars and plan to be there in protest. The details of our protest will be released…when the final aspects are worked out. We will need you there.

The information I received stated: “Information from the LA Division SCV due to the Mayor of Natchitoches refusing to allow the SCV to march in the Christmas Parade as it has done for decades unless the SCV agreed to march without the Flags of the Confederacy is as follows. The committe organizing the parade has agreed to support the Mayor in this act of politically correct exclusion. It’s time to fight back! The LA SCV will dig in and fight against this Marxist move by the Natchitoches city government. But we need your help!  Please share this information on Facebook, with your camps and your friends. We call upon all good Southerners to take to the trenches of the Social Media Battlefield. It is time for the true voices of the South to be heard. We would like to make clear that the members of the Historic District Business Association nor the business owners on Front Street were contacted when the Mayor made his decision. They are outraged over the city’s position and support the SCV being in the Christmas Parade.”

“The following are the ‘Big Three’ who are ‘goose stepping’ to the drums of cultural cleansing in Natchitoches. Contact them and let them hear the voices of the real people: Lee Waskom festival@natchitoches.com  Lee Posey–Mayor lposey@natchitochesla.gov  318-352-2772 Office, Fred Terasa fnt888@hotmail.com  It goes without saying that people need to be civil in their communications and to refrain from all profanity, name-calling, etc. Concerned patriots are also urged to “message” their Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/CityOfNatchitoches

It’s interesting to note that the Mayor might have been willing to let the SCV march–without their flags! In place of their flags what did he expect them to carry–deep pink banners that said “I want to teach the world to sing”? Also interesting is the fact that the town of Many, Louisiana has contacted the SCV to let them know they will not be taking part in the Natchitoches Parade in support of the SCV, and that the town of Many has also invited the SCV to be in their Christmas Parade on December 12th.

You have to wonder what made the Mayor of Natchitoches  suddenly come up with the idea of eliminating Confederate flags from his town’s parade. Did a handful of “concerned citizens” visit his office and complain–and if so,  were they perchance members of the NAACP?

Inquiring minds would like to know.

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Ethnic Cleansing–Round 2 ?

by Al Benson Jr.

Recently in an article, I quoted from the book Embattled Banner by Don Hinkle where he described the tactics of those who hate Confederate symbols, particularly the NAACP. He stated on page 163 of his book that: “Such strategy has been used by anti-flaggers throughout the South ever since the battle flag debate surfaced. In short, their strategy is this: Go in and agitate; get rid of what you can and then pull back; wait for things to calm down, then return to wipe out the rest.”

With things quiet right now on the anti-Confederate flag front, I wonder if that’s what we are seeing at this point. That dubious photo of Dylann Roof holding the Confederate battle flag surfaced almost immediately after the tragic shooting of those black folks in Charleston and it was like the first round of an orchestrated wrestling match. Every scurvy politician, North or South, started screaming that the Battle flags all had to come down, the monuments had to disappear, the streets and parks all had to be renamed (preferably for socialists)–the whole nine yards!  Well, these folks got some of what they wanted.  The Political Class, always known to have the courage of a flea, especially in an election year, did exactly what the Cultural Marxists’ script called for them to do–they waffled, caved in, and tried to appear to take the moral high ground by calling for Confederate flags to come down. They did exactly the same thing the Communists did. In this case the “moral high ground” was a swamp.

Naturally all the radical groups at the far left end of the political spectrum chimed in on cue, when it was their turn. And the bought-and-paid-for “news” media, affectionately known as the “prostitute press” pulled it all together, put the right spin on it, and sought to feed it to the public as “objective and neutral truth.” Sounded like the whole scenario had been choreographed. Gee, you don’t suppose—?

But then the reaction set in–Confederate flag rallies around the South, Confederate flag caravans on major highways, Confederate and Southern patriots showing up at city council meetings in large numbers and informing the city council members in no uncertain terms that they’d better leave the flags alone or they might be out of a job come next election. And guess what?  Some of them were bright enough to actually get the message and decided that, all things considered,  maybe they’d just leave those Confederate flag alone–for now–at least until the election is over. Nothing devious about these folks!  They’ve got the “moral high ground” cinched, right?

But, with my suspicious mind, I’ve gotten to wondering.  This Dylann Roof kid is one of the few shooters in this whole bunch in the last couple years that has been taken alive. Most of them have turned up dead, supposedly by doing themselves in when their usefulness was over. But Mr. Roof is alive and in custody. And who has heard anything about him lately?  He certainly isn’t getting the publicity that the Kardashians seem to get, where the media is literally keeping track of what color handkerchiefs they blow their noses with on Tuesday. That’s big news for the uninitiated. But hardly a word about Mr. Roof anywhere, yet he is in custody and will presumably be brought to trial at some point. My question is: what interesting tidbits will he “reveal” if he gets on the witness stand?

Will the public be treated to a long litany of all the Southern heritage groups that encouraged,  wined and dined him, and ultimately influenced him to commit the tragic act he is supposed to have? None of it would have to be true, of course–that wouldn’t make any difference–all he’d have to do was name some groups or individuals and the “news” media, per instruction, could run with that and the whole thing with the flags and monuments would be reignited all over again. After all, didn’t Pontius Pilate say “What is truth?”

Sadly, in our profligate day, truth is not really truth anymore–“truth” is whatever furthers the agenda and that you can get people to believe, even if it isn’t really true. Less is more, right?

So, if I were going to give any advice  to the good folks in the Confederate and Southern heritage and cultural movements, I would say this–Get ready–because when this kid comes to trial you are probably going to see Round 2 of this present ethnic cleansing campaign swing into full gear and whatever flags and monuments they were unable to get rid of in the last go-round they will be trying for on this one. So don’t fall asleep at the wheel just because it’s quiet right now.

I’ve emphasized this before, but feel the need to keep on because I don’t think a lot of our folks really get it yet–we are dealing with (cultural) Marxists, whose program is to destroy our faith, history and culture, and Marxists, cultural or otherwise do not quit. You can beat them today or tomorrow and they will be back next week, or next year, so you had better be ready for them. You can’t defeat them today and then go home and rest on your laurels, because if you do that they will bury you!

The “I’m Offended” Movement is Cultural Marxism in Action

by Al Benson Jr.

I have been watching this game of minorities and others being “offended” at just about anything and everything anyone else says or does. It has gotten beyond being ludicrous so we need to stop and take a good look at it and where it is headed.

The “I’m Offended” game, or maybe agenda would be a more correct term, seems to do one thing–it limits freedom of expression and action. For fear of “offending” someone you dare not say this or do that, and so if you follow this to its logical conclusion you end up saying nothing, doing nothing and thinking nothing. Such inaction on the part of most people makes totalitarians, whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Communists deliriously happy.

Lots of folks have started to notice this trend (agenda) of late.  I read a quote just last week that said: “My freedom ends where your feelings begin.” That’s a very accurate statement. The man who said it understands what’s going on. I read another one this week where the man said: “I’m offended by all those folks being offended over nothing.” That one is also on target.

There are so many out there now that are “offended” by so much that if everyone gives in to their list of pet grievances society will come to a screeching halt. Could that possibly be the name of the game?

They had a major flap at Yale recently over, guess what, Halloween costumes! An article on http://www.leanrightamerica.org  for November 10th said: “Halloween is more than a week in the past,  but students at Yale University are having a tough time moving on. Angry that school administrators did not take their concerns about offensive costuming seriously enough, a group of minority students met with Yale president Peter  Salovey last week to have their say. Salovery, it seems, was moved by what he heard.” What politically correct, blubbering sycophant who runs any kind of school in today’s offended world wouldn’t  be “moved” when students came to him with this kind of frippery? It gives him a chance to buddy with the plebes as if he really cared about their concerns.

It seems that some of these students are finding life on the campus of Yale “profoundly difficult.” It actually got to the point where the Intellectual Affairs Committee sent out an email requesting that students not wear “culturally unaware and insensitive costumes.” The article stated: “Apparently we’ve reached that point in history where one can take a joke.” Oh, you better believe you’ve reached it. We have arrived at the point where no one can say or even think anything that some minority group will not find offensive and jump all over your case about. There is absolutely NO humor in these people whatever. They are deadly serious.

You have to understand that this “I’m offended” agenda is another phase of Cultural Marxism. That’s all it is.  It restricts people’s liberty to laugh, or kid, and if the truth were known, much of it is not all that offensive, no matter what they say.  And I have noticed that these people who are waiting in line to “be offended” at the drop of a hat seem to have no problem at all offending white Christians, or any real Christians for that matter. They are literally standing in line to have their shot at putting Christians and their beliefs down. Haven’t noticed that? Maybe you just haven’t been paying attention. White Christians especially are the one group that it’s perfectly okay to offend, particularly if they are from the South. In fact, its’ open season on them.  Anything goes–and unfortunately, most of them don’t have sense enough to realize it yet. They’ve been kept too busy not trying to “offend” every other group around–even to the point where a lesbian “bishop” in some church in Sweden has had the cross removed from her church lest it “offend” the Muslims! You would not believe how much of this crap goes on and how much the Christians play into it unknowingly. Not much spiritual discernment left in this day and apostate age. We are so busy trying not to “offend” rank unbelievers that we can’t be bothered to stand up and defend what we are supposed to believe. After all, that might “offend” someone!

Now I am not advocating that we go out of our way to try to offend anyone, but let’s face it, Christians, just by being Christians are going to “offend” lots of folks. The truth always offends those who don’t want to believe it. If the truth offends you, I’m sorry, that’s tough. Jesus said in Matthew 11:6 “…blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Maybe Christians need to be more concerned in making sure they are not offended by Jesus and His teaching than they need to be concerned that they might offend some pagan who doesn’t want the truth anyway.

We have, this past summer, had a concentrated campaign of ethnic and cultural cleansing here in the South that has been the most dramatic I can recall in my lifetime. And you can tell that those people who want to trash our culture, want to get rid of our flags, statues, monuments, even park and street names (it all has to go, immediately if not sooner) are playing for keeps. I don’t think most Southern folks realize the intensity of the hatred those people have for us and our history, faith and culture. Everything we believe and do is “offensive” to minorities and therefore, we must stop it all, right now.

I wonder, has anyone bothered to put forth the possibility that what they are trying to do to our history, faith, and culture just might be offensive to us? Oh, that’s not even a concern. Our right to exist ends where their injured feelings begin and we need to be on “stools of everlasting repentance” forever.

After all, the Cultural Marxists are only trying to obliterate  our faith, history, and culture–why should we be offended at that? I’ll tell you something–you’d better learn to be offended by it, otherwise they just may pull it off! Where will you be then?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again–you had better learn how to resist these people because that’s the only thing they understand–and if you don’t do it they will just run over you as if you were so much “collateral” damage. And, as for these folks that are “offended” by everything from soup to nuts, start telling them to be thankful they still have the right to be “offended.” It’s one of the few rights they still have. And if this “gentleman”  they helped put into the White House has his way they won’t have that long!

Public Schools Promote What Scripture Forbids

by Al Benson Jr.

Very recently I read an article on http://www.wnd.com  written by Bob Unruh about a sodomite group in Scotland that is promoting a petition which demands that children from kindergarten on up be forced to “learn about homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender issues.” The moderator of the Free Church of Scotland labeled the proposal “a Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on all pupils.” He was right. This petition, circulated by a sodomite activist group, Time for Inclusive Education, wants children, from their earliest years of schooling to be indoctrinated in that which Holy Scripture forbids. I guess you could say those people have an agenda and it is clearly anti-Christian.

But that’s Scotland, you say, we don’t have to worry about that over here. Our public schools would never do anything like that, and besides, the school my kids go to has a Christian teacher or two and a great band program. What else matters?

Folks, I hate to rain on your parade, but this sort of thing is going on in this country also and, unfortunately, it’s nothing new. It has been going on for decades. Ask the people of Kanawha County, West Virginia about their textbook protest in the mid-1970s.

However, every once in awhile the sodomite agenda needs updating and it helps to have “useful idiots” like California Governor Jerry Brown in the governor’s chair who are more than willing to help it along. An article on http://www.cnn.com for July 15, 2011 noted: “Democratic Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday he had signed a bill that will require public schools in the state to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans….’History should be honest.’ Brown said in a statement.”  Yes, Mr. Brown, history should be honest–therefore homosexual propaganda shouldn’t be paraded as history in front of students. Rev. Louis Sheldon, founder of the Traditional Values Coalition said: “It is an outrage that Gov. Jerry Brown has opened the classroom door for homosexual activists to indoctrinate the minds of California’s youth, since no factual material would be allowed to be presented. If parents don’t already have their children out of public schools, this should cause them to remove them.” Yes, Rev. Sheldon, it should, but it probably won’t!

And then there was an article on http://www.cbn.com for July 6, 2015 which carried the headline: “Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents in Virginia.” The article stated, in part: “Parents opposed to including the lessons protested at the hearing. Many are concerned they won’t be able to opt their children out of the classes because the lessons have been removed from the Family Life Education curriculum into health classes, which are mandatory.” Of course this stuff is mandatory. They want your kids indoctrinated with it. Don’t you get it yet? For heaven sake, people, wake up and smell the sodomite soda. The Education Establishment in this country wants your kids indoctrinated (brainwashed) with this kind of thing. It’s on their to do list, right near the top of the page. It’s not accidental, or some bureaucratic screw-up.  This is being done to your kids on purpose! If you have taught your kids at home that, according to Scripture this kind of behavior is wrong, they plan to change that with their indoctrination. The article observed that parents protested this at the hearing, and what good did their protest do? It’s mandatory for the kids to be fed this propaganda no matter what the parents want and the educational establishment will make sure it is fed to them. Mom and Dad’s wishes don’t matter. Get that through your heads!

If your kids remain in public schools they will, at some point, be fed this sodomite drivel because that’s what the agenda is. If your kids were raised in a Christian home, with Christian standards–then all that has to be changed–and these government school change agents are more than willing to work to circumvent what you have taught your kids–it’s what they live for! All this junk isn’t accidental, isn’t some bureaucratic snafu–it’s on purpose and they will continue to do it to your kids–on purpose–unless you remove them from that system. You can’t just join the PTA and work to reform the system. That has never cut the mustard and it never will. All this is window dressing, to keep parents thinking they have some voice in their kids’ education when actually they have none. I’m not saying all teachers are bad–they’re not, but the system they work for is and those who run that system have an agenda that will be forced on American youth–no matter what–unless you get your kids out of their system, and it is theirs, not yours.

If you want some info about what the public education system is trying to do to (not for) your children, look up John Taylor Gatto on line. He’s an ex-public school teacher who wrote a book about all this. Read the recent Blumenfeld-Newman book Crimes of the Educators. Check out Exodus Mandate, P O Box 10272, Columbia, South Carolina, 29211 or at http://www.exodusmandate.org  and sign up for their newsletter. You can do that on line, too. Begin to find out what goes on in these schools and then work to get your kids out of them.

Years ago I worked for a Christian home school program in the Midwest and I did a few years on the phones there. One afternoon a lady from New York called up and wanted home schooling information for her daughter. Turned out she was a public school teacher, yet she was going to home school her daughter. And I never forgot what she told me. She said “I’m here (the public school) every day. No way is my daughter going to this school.” I can’t say it any better than she did.