From 1865 to 2018–The name of the game is the same

by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The previous article, with material taken from the book Confederate Courier about the trial of John Surratt Jr. almost reads like a playbook for much of what goes on in Washington in 2018. It’s truly amazing how little some things change. Or maybe you could say the more they change the more they stay the same.
The trial of John Surratt Jr. was never only about Surratt. He was the vehicle used by the Deep State of his day i.e. Edwin Stanton and the Radical Republicans, the Yankee Marxists.

On page 138 was noted a letter that said, in part, “Mr. Matchett then requested me to mention to Surratt there was a means by which he could save his neck, have the shackles struck from his arms, and have his mother’s name rescued from odium if he would give the name of someone high in position who might have prompted the assassination as he and his party were no doubt tools in the hands of more important personages and that he need not look to Andrew Johnson for pardon as he dare not do it.

Needless to say “The power behind these and other events that preceded Johnny’s trial was Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War, and leader of the radical faction of the Republican Party. He had been the power behind the military trial of the alleged conspirators , and his determination to convict the defendants had brought about Mrs. Surratt’s death…Stanton had a double interest now for unless John Surratt was found guilty, thus upholding the verdicts of the earlier trial, the whole radical faction might be destroyed politically.”

It was no secret in the right circles that Stanton really wanted to be president, i.e. dictator. Supposedly votes from the North and West could enable the radicals to hold onto power, but Southern votes had “to be reduced to a trickle. The strategy to accomplish this had been to disenfranchise Southern white men and bestow suffrage on the Freedmen, who would support their Northern liberators at the polls, thus preserving the radicals. But to their discomfiture the Radicals discovered that the new President, Andrew Johnson, would not follow blindly where they led. At first they threatened him with party power but when he continued to pardon Rebels and to revert to many of Lincoln’s conciliatory and personal vote-winning policies, they cast about for means of getting rid of him.” Any of this sound familiar today–a sitting president who goes his own way (and the way of those that elected him) instead of kowtowing to the Deep State and letting them call the shots, as they had for decades?

Campbell noted, on page 140, that shortly after Surratt’s arrest, Representative James H. Ashley from Ohio “had introduced before the House of Representatives a resolution to impeach President Andrew Johnson. The House Judiciary Committee thereupon had launched the necessary investigation. When the Committee began its search for evidence useful in removing President Johnson from office, it first of all requested the Secretary of War to supply copies of all information in his possession concerning persons accused of complicity in the murder of Lincoln. After the astounded committee read the Conover material, they immediately tried to locate the witnesses at the conspirators’ trial and bring them in for further questioning. The first of these, William Campbell, broke down under questioning. ‘This is all false,’ he cried miserably. ‘I must make a clean breast of it. I can’t stand this any longer.’ All the testimony by himself and the seven others had been manufactured, he confessed. Conover had written it out and coached the witnesses in delivering it.

His pupils had then traveled to Washington, made depositions at the War Department and, using their assumed names, had testified at the Conspirators’ Trial.” Do you realize what has just been said here? The Lincoln “conspirators” were convicted on false testimony!!! We have the identical situation going on right now in Washington–a Supreme Court Justice nominee is in the process of being convicted on false testimony–no evidence–just fake charges. However, in this sorry day and age you don’t even need a scintilla of evidence or proof–all you have to do is make the accusation and that’s enough–no evidence needed!

At least, in Surratt’s day, the promoter of perjury, Conover, was arrested and convicted of perjury, and sentenced to eight years in jail. Ironically, when John Surratt Jr entered the District Jail in February of 1867, Conover was there, in the cell across the hall opposite his, waiting to be transferred to the Federal Penitentiary in Albany, New York! Nowadays the perjurer wouldn’t be going to jail, he’d be going to Washington to receive an award from the Democratic National Committee.
To be continued

2 thoughts on “From 1865 to 2018–The name of the game is the same

  1. Vox Day posted this today:

    Kevin McCullough of KMCRadio says the Kavanaugh hearings are going to result in at least three criminal investigations: ( )
    BREAKING: Multiple sources now telling me 3 additional investigations are about to open:

    1. FBI – felony lying to Congress by accusers making false claims.
    2. Congress – SenFeinstein’s handling of Ford letter.
    3. DC Bar – into Ford’s attorneys malpractice.
    The first two are fairly obvious, but the third one is interesting.
    Ford’s legal team is facing an investigation by the Washington D.C. bar association. More than one person has noted Dr. Ford’s apparent shock while testifying upon learning that Senator Grassley had offered to send his staff to California to privately depose her. What was equally shocking was Ford’s lawyers literally jumping in front of the microphone to block her.

    Senator Hatch expressed his concern in a letter to FBI Director Wray about her lawyers’ behavior. And now Senator Tom Cotton has confirmed that the D.C. bar is going to be looking into why Ford’s lawyers did not convey that to her.
    What’s particularly intriguing about the third investigation is what it has the potential to uncover in the process, which is Ford’s decades-long Deep State background and the fact that the entire charade was concocted by the anti-Trump clowns. The whole thing was a stage-managed operation that looked about as genuine as the average “school shooting” these days.

    Now wouldn’t that be something?
    Talk about the circular nature of the history of marxism.
    Hows this below, is this the precedence of the ironic kind.
    I’ll tell you what I’m thinking: The FBI is in a pickle, it has everything to atone for, for not stopping its deep state executive class usurpers via internal resistance to the corruption and weaponization by the Clinton crime syndicate actors running it. Everyone is complicit just by doing nothing, by not blowing the whistle, that thing called integrity & honor in the FBI motto. In particular, the murder by its own FBI hands, at Waco, Ruby Ridge, and the cold blooded hit on LeVoy Finnicum in Burns County Oregon by the FBI hit team which has been a Clinton murder for hire feature since Bill Clinton sat his lying raping ass in the Oval Office. These are just the better known evil deeds.

    I could be barking up the wrong tree here, but as things are these days, politically everything is connected. There are no unrelated spontaneous innocent coincidently related evens. From the obvious false flags, school or Vegas type mass shootings, to Kavanaugh accusations.
    The only outlier in all this has been the 64 million voters who beat the deep state at its game of winning by margin of vote fraud it has employed since at least R.R’s. Precidency, and no doubt the gerrymander and vote fraud has been used to install Lincoln and his marxists, and the rest of the usurpers right up to the present.

    Yet, if this is atonement by the FBI, it signifies the God Emperor has them by the balls and they must begin by applying the rule and intent of the law equally to everyone.
    There’s other rumors of the various other scandals from Operation Fast and Furious to Mao in pantsuit’s private bathroom State Dept server, being looked at by special teams under the executive powers of POTUS.
    Just look at the Uranium 1 corruption scam, the cast of actors, reads exactly as a list of whose who in the Clinton Crime Syndicate going back decades. All that uranium, it had to come from somewhere. From Ranchers with legacy rights to graze public lands. Ranchers like LeVoy Finnicum, who was ambushed by the FBI sniper team who go back to Ruby Ridge. Clinton stench is written all over that.

    There’s a reported total makeover directed by the CinC of the US Military Courts Marshall Uniform Code of Justice, which is to be completed, by same order, by this December. The latest update on the 2018 sealed Federal Indictment list website is over 50,000. You read that number right, Fifty Thousand sealed secret grand jury indictments and climbing. In all other years, 1,200 indictments is fairly average. 50 Thousand indictments??? You can go look on the website yourself. Its there is black and white.
    Then, the various National Guard Military Police Company’s in entirety are being cycled through Guantanamo Bay for refresher excersizes. Last but not least, last I read, the Navy SeaBee’s had constructed 1,200 new prison cells at Guantanamo. Supposedly they have constructed more.
    As an aside, Trump has been relying almost exclusively on the US Army’s Military Intelligence, foregoing any close reliance on the federal intelligence agencies. Thats no surprise, they are all compromised and weaponized. One things certain, they all have been turned inwards towards the people for the purpose of watching our every move. That alone is treason of the highest order. Weaponizing thusly implies they are not to be trusted in anyway. Once turned, how can you ever be sure they are to be trusted? They never where to any great extent. How much have they ever been right about major events? Not much, because they been too busy sticking their noses in our business.

    I’m thinking Mr. Trump is going to declare a higher state of defacto Martial Law above the state of which has existed since 911.
    I believe he will have to, in order to root out the traitors, treason, and corruption infesting our Republic. These are the most slippery of actors. You have to do everything exactly by the rules of the law. You make one tiny mistake and they wriggle off the hook. USCMJ leaves no wiggle room for anyone in its application. It is literally unlimited in what a President can do when Martial Law is declared, there is also no time limit to such a declaration, and nothing any political entity can do to stop it or what is done under the umbrella of Martial Law. It’s straight up Constitutional black letter law written in simple no uncertain terms in the USC. There is a certain caveat to US Military Justice that civilian law lacks. In the case of treason, is there a better instrument of justice more suitable to the crime available?
    Even discounting all this above, President Trump looks, acts, and presents himself and his goals as the cat who swallowed the canary. An indomitable political confidence. As a guy who already knows everything, and therefore is in a position where he has no reason whatsoever to offer a deal or make concessions to his enemies and foes, only to what increases his power to persecute enemies foreign or domestic.
    If I didn’t know any better, I would say come after the mid-term elections, there’s one whopping series of remarkable political events going to take place. Stuff that changes everything.

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