by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Many of you will recall that old story from decades ago about how evil came along and took over everything because no one would stand up for anyone else.
It went something like this: “First they came for the Poles and I wasn’t Polish, so I didn’t do anything. Then they came for the Hungarians and I wasn’t Hungarian, so I didn’t do anything. Then they came for the Jews, and I wasn’t Jewish, so I didn’t do anything. Then, they came for me–and there was no one left to stand up for me.” I can’t recall all the nationalities in this little story, but you get the idea. No one bothered to stand up for others when they were under attack and so the forces of evil, One World Government, the Deep State, or whoever you want to call them, rolled up those groups that opposed them one by one until none were left who could oppose them.
Sadly, this little tale is not all that inaccurate, even in our day. All you have to do is look at the cultural genocide being practiced on the States of the Old Confederacy in regard to their monuments, flags, and symbols, to realize that we are presently seeing a repeat performance of this tale re-enacted right before our eyes. The cultural Marxists on the far left, at the behest of those that finance them, are in the process of trying to kill off the culture of the South and replace it with some grotesque form of hyper-Marxism so perverse that even Marx might not recognize it.
This has been going on for quite some time now and I have a question. Where are those other cultural groups in this country that should be trying to help the South out, but are, instead, just sitting this cultural battle out? Where are the historical groups, the patriotic groups, the alt-right groups, and a host of others that claim to believe much of what Southern folks believe but do nothing to help the South fight this cultural battle? Where are y’all? Have the reality shows claimed so much of your attention that you just can’t be bothered, or what?
I’d be willing to bet one thing at this point, when the cultural Marxists really start coming after some of the rest of you, then you are going to start howling for Southern folks to do their “patriotic duty” and support your efforts to combat the cultural Marxists. So why aren’t you helping us now in the same struggle?
Oh, I can hear your protestations now! Well, the South was “racist” and we can’t support that. I’ve got news for you. Whatever part of the country you now live in was “racist” just like the South was. And don’t try to tell me different. I grew up in the Northeast, which was every bit as racist as the South. The only difference is no one talks about it.
And then I can hear the cry–Well, the South had slaves! More news for you–so did the North! They just got rid of their slaves a little earlier than the South did, but they had ’em! Slavery was legal in all 13 of the original colonies, and considering that most of the slave traders came from New England and New York, when the North takes that “holier than thou” attitude toward the slavery question they are only kidding themselves. Anyone who has done the history homework knows better.
Anyone who tells you the South only seceded from the Union so she could keep her slaves is either totally naïve or they sincerely hope their listeners are. Either way, that canard is a total croc–and most of those that peddle it know it is.
So most of those who claim they can’t help the South fight her cultural battles because of their opposition to slavery are kidding precious few people beyond themselves. In reality, most of them are just sitting it our, hoping the minions of cultural Marxism won’t bother them too much. I’ve got news for you folks. When they get through trashing us, then they are coming for you next!
If they manage to beat the Southern folks into the ground, who are you going to get to help you protect your history and heritage? The folks in the far West? The ranching, farming, mining culture in the West is under assault just like our heritage here in the South is. What do you think the Bundy Ranch situation in Nevada five years ago was all about? It was about the destruction of the Ranching and farming culture in the West–which is under assault just like our Southern culture here in the South is.
Seems to me that all of the patriotic and historical groups in this country ought to be out there trying to help out like-minded folks in all regions of the country. Sadly, it does not seem to work that way.