by Al Benson Jr. Member Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Years ago I saw a Western movie about how a big rancher wanted to expand his holdings by driving a smaller rancher off his land and taking it over. The smaller rancher didn’t boast and bluster about what he would do, he just quietly said “I’d advise you to leave me alone, because you won’t like the way I fight back.” And he didn’t. It eventually cost him his big ranch, lots of lost property, and lots of men.
It seems to me that folks in the Confederate and Southern Patriotic Movement have got to adopt the “you won’t like the way I fight back” mentality; because fight back we must, or our children and grandchildren will have no future worth the name. And when I say that I am not advocating illegal action. You can start looking for lots of legal ways to make our adversaries uncomfortable.
I just read an article that said the removal of the Confederate statues in New Orleans had cost $2.1 million dollars. Who’s going to pay for that? Supposedly, private funds were to be made available for that. Let’s wait and see. I have this sneaky suspicion that, when all is said and done, the lucky New Orleans taxpayers will end up with most of the tab for this exercise in Cultural Genocide. Compliments of a mayor who wanted to please his black girlfriend!
On June 7th someone sent me an article about Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri, where they are getting ready to take yet another Confederate monument down. They had barriers up and roads blocked to keep people away, supposedly for “safety.” Maybe they learned something from the protests in New Orleans. And the man that sent me this article wrote one of his own for his email list called More Marxist Socialism in action. That’s a good description. This man realizes what’s going on with this removal of all things Confederate–Marxist socialism! He nailed it! In fact, the more you read about the War and its results, the more you can begin to see that, from a Northern perspective, it was really a grand exercise in Marxist class struggle.
I have just finished recording a 35 minute CD that deals with that and hope to have promotional copies to send out this next week to potential promoters.
This was much more than just a North-South struggle and we must start getting our own folks informed enough so they can get beyond that and take a close look at those involved, especially those Leftist radicals that embraced Lincoln and the Northern cause, as well as the people that financed some of them.
One man who wrote sent a list of suggestions along as to how we should fight back, and some of them were not bad. He noted that we need Confederate flags everywhere and a big one along Highway 70 in St. Louis, NOW. That’s a good idea. Actually we need Confederate flags along many of our highways in the South–all on private property of some sort; big, beautiful Confederate flags that you can see from a long way off. Several SCV groups have been working on this project in their respective areas and have been successful, as you can tell by the flak they are getting from “progressive” groups like the NAACP and others. The flags go up and suddenly the Leftists want to “dialogue” about it. And we shouldn’t buy into that ploy. Dialogue with those people is the kiss of death for our Movement. Those people have been trying to destroy our culture and heritage for decades now and we are supposed to dialogue with them??? That’s bovine fertilizer, and not even a very high grade of it! Tel them “thanks, but no thanks. the flags you don’t like stay up, and if we catch you vandalizing them then we will see you in court.”
The same man also wrote (and I agree with him here, too) “We need to expose the rulers of the cities for what they do, and for the results.” If people were really aware of the leftward tilt of some of these city and town council members or some of the mayors of their cities, they might think twice about supporting what some of these people propose in regard to doing away with our heritage. All their chatter about “inclusiveness” and “diversity” is nothing more than a way to shut us out of the process and that’s all it is. I have read about where some of these people who have wormed their way onto city councils are “community organizers.” Community organizers are mostly communists who don’t want to go by that name. We just had a president who was a community organizer, remember? I only ever had experience with one other community organizer in my life, and he was what they refer to as “the genuine Communist article.” It’s long time past Southern folks started exposing the Leftist connections of those who want our heritage replaced with their own, and with some form of Leftism that our grandchildren will be forced to swallow.
Some have called for a monument project that celebrates both Western Civilization as well as Confederate heritage, and, while that is not a bad idea, most of us realize that our pockets are not all that deep at this point, but it’s a thought for the future. Right now we need to concentrate on getting more of those Confederate flags up–always on private property, and exposing the real nature and origin of our adversaries, whether we do it in articles, books, billboards, adds, or however, making sure we have solid documentation for what we say about them, and finding ways to get that out to the public at large.
There will be more to come later, but let’s go with this for now–promoting both our flags and the exposure of our Far Left adversaries.