By Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The Epistle of James in the New Testament says, in verse one, chapter 4 that: “From whence cometh wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?”
And what are some of those lusts? The lust for power over others; the lust for economic gain gotten at the expense of others; the lust to exercise total control over the lives of others because you think you are, somehow, entitled to that control-and besides, you really want it even if you are not entitled to it. You want to be a “god” and be able to lord it over the rest of us mere mortals (can anyone say Hillary or Obama)?
This isn’t a new phenomena. It goes back to the Tower of Babel, or even back to Genesis 3 where the serpent asked Eve “Yea, hath God said Ye shall not eat of every tree in the garden?” So, the lust for war that you might have power over others is not new.
James Ronald Kennedy just recently wrote an article for the Confederate Veteran in which he noted: “In our ‘modern’ politically correct times it seems progressives, liberals and secular humanists who control society are working to increase hatred while playing a major role in justifying and encouraging evil. The current epidemic of hatred in the United States did not suddenly spring forth out of nothing but has long, bloody and evil historical roots—roots which extend deep into the cold, rocky soil of New England…The South has been on the receiving end of Northern hatred from the beginning of these United States. But this Northern hated has always presented itself as ‘good’.” I can attest to the truth of Ron Kennedy’s statements. I grew up in New England and can attest firsthand to the damage done by the Unitarian apostasy that came out of there. It has affected this country since at least the early 1800s and was subtly responsible for the society I grew up in. That’s not to say there are not good and decent folks in New England. There are. But they have grown up in the same atmosphere I grew up in and we were all influenced to some degree by it—and not for the better!
This situation, by extension, is responsible for much of the hatred and cultural warfare we have seen in this country. Much of the cultural and theological Left in this country today is little more than a modern extension of the Unitarianism, Transcendentalism, and Utopian socialism of the early 19th century. Abolitionist/terrorist John Brown and ISIS and Black Lives Matter would have loved one another! Their worldviews would have been almost identical. And these modern incarnations of John Brown continue today to try to destroy any real culture left in America—be it in the South or the West. And those that finance and support their efforts at the destruction of our culture are not all that different from the creature that said to Eve in the garden “Hath God said…?” They all have the same father (of lies).
You can’t sit down and “dialogue” with these people today anymore than you could with their Unitarian/abolitionist/socialist spiritual ancestors. Then, as now, they had (and have) an agenda—the total destruction of any remaining American, Christian culture and that being the case, all you can do if you deign to sit with them is decide how much Christian truth you are willing to sacrifice and how much of their socialist hogwash you are willing to embrace.
So, if we end up with “another civil war” there can be no “bi-partisanship” as such because they are committed to your destruction and you better realize that right off! They have one worldview and we have another—and each is committed to the destruction of the other. The two worldviews are totally at odds culturally, politically, and economically—and theologically!
California is a grand example of this. In their socialist worldview they are at least fifteen years ahead of the rest of the country, except possibly New York and New England. Part of their agenda is what has been called “the browning of America.” For those who don’t know, that means culturally changing America from what she has been into Third World status.
More to come, Lord willing.
Recently I read that Liberalism is at war with nature, time , and place. The Southern agrarian tradition is based on harmony with nature. It has its roots in the past and its branches into the future. Its traditions celebrate a connection to the land and culture of place. There can be no peace with liberalism.
You are right. There can be no peace with these people because they seek to destroy everything that does not agree with their worldview. For all their prattle about tolerance they have none for those that disagree with them.
I have just begun reading “Lincoln’s Marxists”. I am learning quite a bit, already, so thank you for that. History didn’t go anywhere, it isn’t even past, so I’m seeing many parallels in these days of reconstruction writ large. It is liberating to be unreconstructed, as you know. BTW, my dues are on their way. Thanks.
Thanks Roy. That’s one reason I say “reconstruction is ongoing–it has never really stopped. All it has done is to go through new phases.
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