The Mainstream Media Is A Fraud

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by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Anyone who has followed the machinations of what we affectionately call the Main Stream Media (MSM) knows that what I have stated above in the title of this article is nothing new.

The so-called “news” media (really Fake News media) has not been about real news probably at any point in my lifetime. I have watched situations I have been involved with as they were “reported” by the MSM and what they report is usually totally at variance with what actually happened. They don’t report the news. That’s not really their job, although they try to con the public into thinking it is. Their real job is to spin the news so it comes across in a way that satisfies those who pay them. Reporting real, accurate news is last on their list of  priorities.

And these “news anchors” on CNN and MSNBC  and other mainstream sites are beyond ludicrous. In fact, they stretch all the way to ridiculous. How anyone can sit through more than ten seconds of their Leftist drivel is beyond me.

An interesting column appeared on http://www.thefederalist.com on 11/15/16, written, I think, by a John Daniel Davidson. He refers to a column by Margaret Sullivan in the Washington Post in which she is “concerned” about free speech during a Trump presidency.

Davidson noted that: “The column itself is a fine example of an emerging subgenre of post-election journalism that pretends to care about free speech now that Trump has won the White House. The great irony of these missives is that the outlets publishing them didn’t  seem to care all that much during Barack Obama’s tenure in  office. They were willing to either turn a blind eye to the administration’s attacks on the First Amendment, or actively cheer these on.” The article notes that the Left has a First Amendment problem. It points to liberal (really Leftist) professors and college campuses around the country that have a big problem with conservative speakers. In spite of what they claim, the real motto of the Leftists is Free  speech for me, but not for thee. The true shallowness of their positions stands out in an honest debate and they realize that, so honest debate must be shut down. The “news” media, who have the same bosses as the Leftists on campus are more than happy to accommodate their Comrades in academia.

The article also observed: “Clinton ran  for president on a platform that included amending the Constitution specifically to ban criticism of her. She’s not alone. In 2014, every Democratic member of the Senate voted to overturn Citizens United by Amending the First Amendment to give Congress broad powers to suppress political speech through campaign finance reform.” Don’t recall the “news” media having a lot to say about that.

Another article on the same site for 2/15/18 said: “Half the country  wants to know why the press won’t cover the growing scandal now implicating the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Department of Justice, and threatening to reach the State Department, Central Intelligence Agency, and perhaps even the Obama White House.”

The answer to that one is simple. Now that all this “Russian collusion with Trump” has proven to be nothing more than a bunny trail of gigantic proportions the real direction of actual Russian collusion has pointed at Hillary and her good buddies in the FBI, and  our  intrepid “news” media ain’t about to touch any of that  with a ten-foot pole. The public is not supposed to be aware of all that and the news media, so called, will try to keep us busy with other distractions so we pay no attention to the Hillary and Putin Uranium One Show (featuring Bill Clinton and his amazing half million dollar speech in Moscow)

So, folks, this is  what our “news” media is really all about–smoke and mirrors and make sure you don’t pull  that curtain back too far or you might actually see that nasty little man, George, that is running much of this machine and paying for what he can’t run himself.

We need to begin to realize that what the “news” media refuses to deal with is actually much more important than the frivolities  they spread in front of us to distract us from the real truth. To say that the mainstream media are liars would be charitable. Start checking out alternative media if you want to know what really goes on.

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Google Loves Hillary

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Google is supposed to be a legitimate search engine where you can look up material that has been posted in an unbiased manner. Somehow this mild description doesn’t seem to fit Google anymore. It would seem that Google has become just another engine of the Far Left to promote Hillary, no matter what. And this didn’t happen the day before yesterday.

According to an article posted on http://www.zerohedge.com that was written by Mac Slavo for SHTFplan.com Google is anything but unbiased and objective.

In fact, Mr. Slavo noted that: “Google was the Clinton campaign’s largest corporate contributor.  Google employees, including at least six high-ranking executives, donated more than $1.3 million to Clinton’s 2016 campaign.” Such numbers hardly indicate objectivity. What they indicate is a pro-Hillary bias that those who use Google need to be aware of when they  search Google for anything having to do with Hillary and her Deep State associates.

Slavo observed that: “New research shows just how much Google’s search manipulation  affects voters when making decisions. During the 2016 election, it was obvious that Google manipulated searches to favor Hillary Clinton while showing disproportionately negative stories about Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. And now we know just how effective all that had been, and it almost left us with Hillary as president.” That was the idea boys!

Mac Slavo stated that Hillary might have even lost by a bigger margin “had Google not manipulated the search results in her favor. Even trending negative searches about the corrupt Democrat were suppressed.”

Perhaps Slavo’s most telling statement was “The research showed that the manipulation of results pages in search engines can shift the voting preferences of undecideds by anywhere between 20 and 80 percent, depending  on the demographic–meaning Google was attempting to rig the 2016 election for Hillary Clinton.”

Think about that the next time you pick a search engine to look for something and think you are getting an objective list of views from Google. Depending on the subject of the search, you are getting only what Google wants you to get and what they would rather you didn’t see ends up down the memory hole.

They operate on the same principle as the publishers of public school “history” books do. Slavo feels that much of  the collusion during the 2016 election was “…not between Trump and the Russians, but was between tech giants and their propaganda scheme and the Hillary Clinton campaign.” Knowing the low way that Hillary and associates operate, can you really disagree???

Maybe that’s one of the reasons Hillary is still griping about the results of the election. All the crooked and devious schemes she and her friends pulled off didn’t work out when they should have and she’s wondering who screwed up where that caused her to lose.

The one variable that Hillary forgot to reckon with is that there is a Sovereign God in Heaven that is concerned with the affairs of men, and  no matter how much political clout she may think she has, she is  not about to get a “get  out oft jail free” card from Him. She needs to think about that. I doubt that she will, but she should.

The “Spontaneous” Anti-Gun Movement

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Anyone who has followed the outbreak of “spontaneous” popular movements in the past four decades and done a little homework has to realize that such popular movements, all lack one basic ingredient–spontaneity. They didn’t just “happen” they were organized and planned and lots of people were used to set them  in motion all at once.

I recall the Kent State riots in 1970. At that particular point in time I was close to two college campuses, one of which I worked at. As the students poured out of both campuses to riot and cause mayhem in the streets, I remember, being there to see some of what went on, that this looked like the most well-orchestrated riot I had ever witnessed. Spontaneous it was not. Those students had been prepped for this, in  some cases by the professors, most of which leaned solidly to the Left. I actually saw one professor with a group of students, lecturing them about how to act and react once they hit the streets.

The little college I worked at had a ton of Leftist propaganda on hand for the students to pass out, some of it printed in North Viet Nam. I know because I took a box full of it home and read through much of it. With the Viet Nam War going on at that time, this was actually a not-so-subtle enemy invasion of our college campuses. I  wondered, if there was all that much enemy propaganda at this little school I worked at, how much of this stuff got shipped to Columbia University?  And who paid for all  this stuff to be shipped in to  these schools?

And now, fast forward to today. We have had a whole series of shootings at schools, all in “gun free zones” and the cry for gun control after each one has continued to escalate. This latest one in Parkland, Florida is a classic case in point. Let me say at this point that I consider most of these events to have been false flag events–something done by some group to create a public response so a  planned agenda can then be forced on the American people–a classic “pressure from above and pressure from below” situation, so  that this situation can be used to fuel a strong anti-Second Amendment fever amongst the public.

Arthur Thompson, CEO of the John Birch Society, has made some interesting comments in regard to this latest Florida situation and to such events in general. He said: “Let us use a little logic in this regard. Someone has to decide the who, what, when, where, and why of any event, movement, etc. Someone, or some group, has to put it all together so that seemingly diverse organizations all come together  at the same time, whether physically, such as a demonstration,  or where all are on the same page with their influence or propaganda.” He noted that social media plays a role in this. And then he noted a group of seemingly “diverse”groups that all  came together using the Parkland situation as their catalyst. He noted such groups and individuals as “Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, MoveOn.org, Planned Parenthood, the  Women’s March LA, Everytown for Gun
Safety,…and the socialist American Federation of Teachers (AFT) to name a few. (Nearly every head of the AFT has been a leader in the Socialist Party or its successors.) Kind of makes you wonder who’s running the public schools doesn’t it? But then, most of us already know the answer to that one–and it ain’t the parents or the local community!

Mr. Thompson found it difficult (and so do I) to believe that all those companies that had worked with the NRA now suddenly stopped, as though the shooting were, somehow the NRA’s fault. He said: “There had to be an effort to prod dozens of companies to make such a decision literally overnight. Particularly since the NRA had nothing to do with the shooting…” But demonizing the NRA makes all guns look bad to the public and that is a main part of the agenda.

And Mr. Thompson observed, again, quite accurately, that “…the Left exploited the Parkland shooting by blaming the gun and rallied immediately to coordinate a movement that has as its ultimate intent the disarming of every American citizen, starting with a few changes now to be followed up by more and more after each new act of terror.” So we are not nearly done with this Leftist  disarmament agenda. There will be more and you can bet the farm that good ol’ David Hogg(wash) will be out there with his Communist clenched fist salute as he and his Leftist buddies work  for the removal of your Second Amendment rights–and that’s what they are all about–make no mistake! You will recall how one of those Leftist girls at the first anti-gun march on March 14th of this year said in a speech–“You give us an inch and we will take a mile.” She told you right there what it’s really all about–gun confiscation! And those that deny that are, quite  plainly, LIARS!

Keep your eye on your congress critters in this election year because most of them will have their fingers up in the air testing which was the anti-gun sentiment is blowing and unless we keep their feet to the fire, they will slip the traces and sell us out! A word to the wise!

The Elder Sibling Is Watching You

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Around thirty years ago, a man who followed the political scene in this country told me that the Central Intelligence Agency owned or controlled the National Enquirer newspaper. Somehow, the thought didn’t surprise me. Now I can’t say if he was accurate  or not. At that time I had no way of checking that out. However, other things he told me did pan out  as he said. So let’s just leave it at that.

Recently, I watched a video of a speech by Jerome Corsi. Many of you probably know who Mr. Corsi is. He used to work for World Net Daily and he has written several books over the years. At present, he is a correspondent for http://www.infowars.com and he has a new book out called Killing the Deep State–the Fight to Save President Trump. Check it  out. Mr. Corsi is a good journalist and researcher.

Anyway, in this video I watched, Mr. Corsi mentioned Facebook, Twitter, Google, and one other entity (I’m not sure if it was Amazon or not) and he said that these had all been, in their origins, creatures of the CIA.  I think his speech was on You Tube, so if it hasn’t been removed by now you can probably find it with a little “huntin’ and peckin.” I usually agree with most of what  Mr. Corsi says because he is such a good researcher, with lots of good  sources.

I wouldn’t have thought all that much about his speech except, that on the same day I heard it, I chanced  to read an  article by Luis P. Almeida that had originally been on http://www.LewRockwell.com and had been picked up by https://flyoverpress.wordpress.com  I don’t know much about  Mr. Almeida, but parts of his article caught my attention after having listened to Mr. Corsi’s speech.

Mr. Almeida wrote: “…but I was aware of the privacy issue since Sun Microsystem’s Scott McNealy warned us about it way back in 1999. I have been aware for years that Facebook was  funded by the CIA’s venture capital arm called In-Q-Tel and that the NSA had tapped into our telecommunications network and was sucking up all voice and date traffic for analysis. In the 80s Brzezinski stated in his book, that soon the government would have a database containing everything there is to know about each and every one of us. I did not need a congressional hearing to make me aware that the day he spoke of had long arrived.” And incidentally,  the Brzezinski he is referring to, a longtime member of the Trilateral Commission, who passed away recently, was the father of Mika Brzezinski who is a “news” anchor for CNN.

So what Mr Almeida is telling  us is that Facebook is basically in the business of gathering any and  all info they can on all of us. When confronted with this their usual reply is that this is strictly for “commercial” purposes–advertising, etc. That’s a pile of cow chips, to use a polite term. These people are gathering intelligence on all Americans of all ages that use social media. They want to make sure they have the goods on any and all Americans who might, someday, become “persons of interest” to the feds. Whether this is warranted or not makes not an iota of  difference. They do it because they can!

And if you should be naive enough to ask about your First, Fourth, and Sixth Amendment rights I would have to reply–“Surely you jest!”

You Have To Wonder—

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Looking at what is and has been going on in the Middle East for a long time, you have to wonder if getting rid of Christianity there is a main part of the agenda, both over there and in this country.

In Iraq, Saddam Hussein was no Sunday school teacher. He was a brutal dictator, who had been placed in power by the United States. They used to say of him, “Hussein was a thug, but he was our thug.” One thing you had to say about him, though, was that for all  his faults, and they were numerous, he left the Christians in Iraq alone. They were not persecuted under his regime. You  cannot say the same for his Muslim successors.

Now we have this mess going on in Syria and Assad is supposed to be the reincarnation of Hitler, Attilla the  Hun and the  Mongol hoards all rolled into one. We have  certain people that are screaming for “regime change” in Syria. Quite frankly, these chemical attacks that have gone on there look like classic false flag events. The same pattern seems to emerge in all of them and it’s like someone carries these out, about a year or so apart from one another and this brings on yet another shout for “regime change.” Sort of like–well we tried this last year and it  didn’t take, so let’s wait awhile and try it again this year. Surely in the lapse of time between the last try and this one, people will have forgotten that we used this scenario before and we can do it the same  way again and  all the right  people will howl again this year for “regime change.” Sound familiar?

And again in Syria, as in Iraq, Assad doesn’t bother the Christians. As bad as he is, do you think what replaces him  with a change of regimes will leave the Christian alone? If Assad is toppled you will almost certainly see him replaced with some sort of radical Islamic group which has as  part of its agenda some sort of Sharia Law and the destruction of Christianity. That’s what all these  Islamic groups in the Middle East want, no matter what they say. If the truth were known, that’s what Obama wanted when he was in office. Anyone ever notice how  many Muslims were part of his administration? If you think he was about to give Christians a fair shake then you are dreaming!

Make no mistake, our Deep State in this country wants Assad gone in Syria and in all those Middle Eastern countries  they want regimes that will be compliant to their concept of a One World Government. Our Deep State here wants a Middle East made in its own image just as much as they want a United States molded in their own image. These people, with the help of the  United Nations, want to construct a modern Tower of Babel and reach up to Heaven and secure a place there for themselves all on their own. No “salvation only through Jesus Christ” for these people! They’ll make it on their own–so they  think! Too late they will realize their gross error–but by then they will have destroyed lives and countries–all the more for them to answer for!

Truly hath God said “All who hate me love death.”

Two Sets Of Rules

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

It should be abundantly clear to most of us who inhabit this  sinful world that, when it comes to real justice, mostly, there is “just us” and no one else to  help. I have often watched Sean Hannity on Fox News refer to what we have in this country as a “two-tiered system of justice.” Mr. Hannity is right on target. That is exactly what we have–one set of rules for us ordinary peons and entirely another set for those who are the Elite–the Deep State, the Establishment, or whatever you choose to call them.

What we would be thrown in the  slammer for they automatically get a “get out of jail card” for. They are not held to the same standards as we are. It’s almost like “We, because of our ‘eliteness’ deserve to be treated better than you great unwashed rabble, because, after all, we are special and the rest of you are so common.” It’s like they are the “enlightened” ones while we are the “deplorables”–in the words of one of their most well-known (and devious).

Nothing could display this more than the by-now  infamous Mueller “Witch Hunt” for all those “Russian collusionists.” Well, at least for all those Russian collusionists that are associated with  Mr. Trump. Of course they may not really be collusionists, but that makes no difference whatever. If they have, in any way, associated with Mr. Trump in the last thirty years, they are automatically suspect of something, and if Herr Mueller cannot find a ham sandwich to indict, then he will settle for one of them.

You have to give him credit. In over a year he has turned up nothing, but not to worry–he will doggedly continue on until something turns up, no matter how inconclusive or worthless.

However, for those willing to see, something has turned up–Russian collusion with Hillary Clinton, the Clinton Foundation, and much of the Democratic Party. The Uranium One deal with Putin is one thing that readily comes to mind and it’s pretty clear what went on with all that. Has Herr Mueller seen all that? He should, as he and other friends in the FBI were involved in it. But, again, not to worry, Mueller is making sure what he and his friends and the Clintons have all been complicit it gets no notice whatever. In fact, you could honestly say that Herr Mueller is one of the biggest slight-of-hand artists there is.

His part of this agenda is to make sure any of Trump’s friends who might have had Russian dressing on their salad thirty years ago gets an automatic subpoena as a “Russian collusionist” while at the same time, studiously ignoring all that he, Hillary, and their friends have done to help Russia get a major chunk of our uranium. To say that lots of dinero changed hands in their efforts would be to belabor the obvious.

So, while Trump or some of his friends may go to jail for, literally nothing worth mentioning, Mueller, Hillary, and Company will literally walk free.
Don’t hold your breath in this life waiting to see justice done.

I realize, in the final judgment no one gets away with anything and the Lord will set it all to rights and it will be like the rich man and Lazarus in the Bible. But we don’t know just how far off that will be. I imagine there are lots and lots of us who have watched as the Clintons and their cronies have, literally, gotten away with murder for decades and some of us would, just once in our lifetimes, like to see the grossly guilty get whats coming to them!

Update:  This is a little off subject, but important nonetheless. Last week Trump said: “We’ll be coming out of Syria, like very soon. Let the other people take care of it now. Very soon, very soon, we’re coming out…We’re going to get back to our country…”

You have to wonder why he did what he did  in Syria last evening in the face of such a statement. It’s the exact opposite of what he promised. So what happened? Did the Deep State finally come up with a way to co-opt him, to get  control of  him so he’d be forced to do what they all have been clamoring for??? Something really rotten is going on and it does not bode well for America or normal Americans. When Trump goes back on what he said and starts doing the bidding of the Deep State you know something is has really gone wrong. Is he, in some way, being blackmailed, or what? Keep an eye on things because I have the feeling the country is about to get shafted–big time!

4/9/65

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, today is the 153rd anniversary of Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia at Appomattox Court House in Virginia.

This event, so we are told, ended the “Civil War.” As far as the professional “historians” and their appendages in the Fake News Media are concerned, that was it, the end. The South fought to preserve her right to keep slaves and lost–end of story. Unfortunately for them, it isn’t.

Robert E. Lee’s surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia did not end the War. There were still two armies in the field, Joe Johnston’s army in North Carolina, and Kirby Smith’s army of the Trans-Mississippi in Louisiana. Though these would eventually surrender, they hadn’t yet, and the lawful government of the Confederate States of America would never surrender. To this day they have never surrendered. The surrender of Lee’s army was interpreted as being the surrender of the Confederate States of America. It wasn’t!

Jeff Davis had no intention of surrendering the Confederate government. He put it all, records, and cabinet members, on the train to Danville, Virginia and sought to operate the Confederate government as the train moved South. Davis and many in the government were finally caught–and the Yankee/Marxists even lied about the events surrounding that. Be that as it may, the Confederate government never officially surrendered. Clifford Dowdey wrote about that in his book The History of the Confederacy–1832-1865, pages 411, 414.

The Yankee/Marxists, due to having more men, money, and material, overwhelmed us on the battle field–but they never forced a surrender out of us in the end!

So I guess, to satisfy the historians (hysterians) it has been promulgated abroad that the “Civil War” ended at Appomattox on April 9th. That way no one will ever be tempted to ask to see the documents showing the surrender of the Confederate States, with official signatures.

Of course, most astute followers of our history realize that the War really solved nothing and that even though the shooting part of the War has abated for now, the cultural phase of the War has been cranking up since the advent of “reconstruction” and has now reached almost fever pitch, as the Yankee/Marxists now feel they have us down for the count along with most of our monuments and flags. It will be up to us, with God’s help and our grit, as to how far down they have us, but I have the sneaky feeling it ain’t as far down and they think it should be or would like it to be. So it will be up to us, and those we educate for the future, as to how far down we are. Kind of like the picture of the heron trying to swallow the frog–except the frog has got a grip on his throat so he can’t swallow anything and the caption at the top of the picture says “It ain’t over ’til it’s over.” That’s where we are right now–so happy Appomattox Day!