by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
The Bible correctly notes the depraved nature of man. There are those who believe that man, left to his own devices, is, somehow “good” enough to choose to follow God of his own “free will.” A short study of the history of communism and its casualties over the years should be enough to disabuse them of man’s “goodness.” Paul’s Epistle to the Romans, chapter 3:10-11 is quite explicit in this area. It says: “As it is written, there is none righteous, no not one: There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh God.” Lest some think this is merely Paul’s personal opinion, note that Psalm 14:1-3 says just about the same thing.
One movement, among many others, that has manifested man’s total depravity in its ranks in the last 130 years has been the “civil rights” movement, even though it hasn’t always been called that.
Many were shocked several years ago when Rev. Ralph Abernathy’s book And The Walls Came Tumbling Down came out and in it, Abernathy admitted what many had long known, that Martin Luther King had had adulterous relationships with various women during his time on the road. In truth, Abernathy, himself, was no paragon of sexual virtue. Many complained that Abernathy never should have written what he did–that he had, somehow, betrayed the civil rights movement with this little bit of truth.
However, let it be also noted that some of the earlier movers and shakers in the civil rights movement were far from being as pure as the driven snow as well.
Thaddeus Stevens, who foisted upon a questionable Congress the iniquitous 14th Amendment was, in regard to virtue, the spiritual grandfather of Martin Luther King.
In reference to Thaddeus Stevens, his biographer, Fawn M. Brodie wrote: “…he was an equalitarian who would pinion the Southerner for his racial bigotry and caste prejudices, but who for twenty years would live with a colored woman as his mistress…” So, what else is new?
Because of his pessimistic view of human nature, Brodie mistakenly tried to portray Stevens as a Calvinist. That Stevens may have, to some degree, recognized man’s depravity did not necessarily qualify him to take up the mantle of John Calvin! No Bible-believing Calvinist should have had a mistress. True Christian faith prohibits such behavior. Whatever Thaddeus Stevens may have professed to believe in, his actions and words were more Jacobin than Calvinist.
Martin Luther King was, over the years, known for his associations with Communists and their sympathizers. A man named Hunter Pitts O’Dell who worked as King’s staff consultant in 1960 had been identified as a Communist organizer. Upon being made “aware” of this, King announced he had discharged O’Dell. In actuality, O’Dell had been promoted and ended up running King’s New York office (sounds like King took lessons from the State Department). King then, supposedly, commenced to give O’Dell his walking papers yet a second time. A later check by UPI discovered that the oft-dismissed Mr. O’Dell was still on King’s payroll. What a surprise!
Wyatt T. (Tee) Walker, a staff aid to MLK was also editorial advisor to the Marxist-Leninist Progressive Labor Movement. And King was known to have had association with Carl Braden, another identified Communist and his front organization the Southern Conference Educational Fund (SCEF). So some of King’s associates were really Red, while some others were merely deep pink!
But, again, “Saint” Martin may have taken a page from the notebook of his spiritual grandfather, Thaddeus Stevens. Stevens was, in his day, no stranger to revolutionary aims, or acquaintances. Stevens, supposedly opposed to different classes of people, nonetheless, in his efforts at Southern “reconstruction” actually fostered the concept of class struggle. According to Brodie, Stevens was denounced as a “revolutionist, and Jacobin, a constitution-breaker, an American Robespierre.” All things considered, I think these are all accurate descriptions. And as he sought to reshape the American Republic into his own image with his infamous 14th Amendment, Stevens had some assistance from an interesting source that our history books have said virtually nothing about.
According to the book Statutory History of the United States–Civil Rights, Part One published by Chelsea House Publishers, one of the people that gave Thaddeus Stevens notable direction in regard to the 14th Amendment was none other than Robert Dale Owen, son of the well-known British socialist, Robert Owen.
The book stated, on page 215, in regard to hearings on the 14th Amendment: “On April 21st, congressman Stevens reopened the subject with a draft amendment ‘not one of his own framing.’ The draft had actually been submitted to him by Robert Dale Owen, the English reformer (socialist) who had come to this country before the Civil War. The Owen draft covered most of the matters dealt with by the 14th Amendment.” In other words, Thad Stevens had help with the 14th Amendment from an English socialist! Let that little thought begin to sink in.
Robert Dale Owen was a man who totally rejected the orthodox Christian foundations of this country. Owen simply hated Christian schools because they were often (horror of horrors) run by clergymen, whom he distrusted and despised. Having rejected God and His Son, Owen put his faith for the “salvation” of America in the founding of public schools. So this anti-Christ collectivist was the man that gave Thaddeus Stevens a literary nudge with his personal draft of the 14th Amendment and its supposed “equal protection” for all under the law. I wonder how some of our Johnny-come-lately patriots would feel if they knew their prized 14th Amendment was, in part, the work of a British socialist. Well, folks, if you read this, you can’t honestly say no one ever told you.
If you look at the 14th Amendment, with its put-down of state citizenship as being inferior to national citizenship, you might almost say that such was a vital first step to relegating the states to the status of territories. In order for the “party of the Union” (Republicans) to begin to deal with the states in a territorial status, states’ rights had to be done away with. When that happens, then power reverts from the states back to the centralized national government. Look at what happened to the South after the War of Northern Aggression.
In our day, we might take this entire process a step further and say that “hate crimes” legislation, the office of “special investigations” the UN Genocide Treaty, and other such One World dinosaurs are nothing more than strides toward a kind of international “civil rights.” These things have all been promoted to gain wide public acceptance for the entire “civil rights” agenda.
Martin Luther King and his spiritual grandfather, Thaddeus Stevens, who had very similar views on sex and revolution, have both done their part to create a “civil rights” movement that will, undoubtedly, stand as one of the major pillars of the New World Order, the Deep State. And a final thought–though some of you all will know before I even have to mention it, the one group that will have no rights whatever under this Marxian system will be white, Christian, Southerners!