by Al Benson Jr.
Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
Some may consider this a rhetorical question, something like “will the sun rise in the East tomorrow?” Maybe it’s a question more folks need to think about.
There was an article on the Zero Hedge website for September 9, 2019 by Charles Hugh Smith that had appeared on the OfTwoMinds blog and Mr. Smith asked some interesting questions. Mr. Smith asked “How deep has the rot of corruption, fraud, abuse of power, betrayal of the public trust, blatant criminality and insiders protecting the guilty penetrated America’s key public and private institutions? It’s difficult to tell, as the law enforcement and security agencies are themselves hopelessly compromised.”
On one of my better days I would probably think Mr. Smith’s statement noted above was a somewhat mild description of what has gone on in this country for over 150 years now. However, at my age, I don’t have all that many “better days” anymore, and so I will note another of Smith’s statements that comes even closer to where I think we are presently. He says “Either we root out every last source of rot by investigating, indicting and jailing every wrong-doer and everyone who conspired to protect the guilty in the Epstein case, or America will have sealed its final fall.”
That’s a good statement. Does anyone really think anything even remotely approaching that goal is ever really going to happen? Me neither! The Deep State, both Republicans and Demoncrats and all others as well, will do whatever they have to in order to protect their own. I have seen articles that mentioned Epstein’s Mossad connections. Does anyone actually think these will ever be investigated? Get real, folks. That ain’t gonna happen–ever!
Smith concludes his article with: “Here are America’s media, law enforcement/security agencies and ‘leadership’ class: they speak no evil, see no evil, and hear no evil, in the misguided belief that their misdirection, self-service and protection of the guilty will make us buy the narrative that America’s ruling elite and all the core institutions they manage aren’t rotten to the foundations.” The thing is, they actually think they are fooling all of us deplorables. And they are fooling some–but only those who can’t break themselves away from their reality shows or sports extravaganzas. Our morally rotten elites have to try to make sure that this includes as much of the population as possible so that there won’t be very many folks asking embarrassing questions. But that isn’t always working anymore. More people are waking up to the fact that the elites have been shafting the public for longer than most have been alive and more folks are getting to where they don’t like it anymore.
Ever wonder why the big push for more gun control all of a sudden? Or why we are starting to see all these internet articles about “civil war in America”? And if you want to find out where they are really sticking it to us. check out what goes on in those indoctrination centers we call public schools. There are a few public school teachers still around that do try to teach real history, but they are getting fewer and further between. And if they try too hard, the system will end up weeding them out.
Most of our young folks anymore don’t have the remotest idea of what real American history is. Lots of schools don’t teach US history much past the 6th grade. By the time a student gets to 12th grade, how much of that 6th grade American history is he or she going to remember? Not an awful lot I’ll wager.
Maybe our private schools, and especially our Christian schools, need to start giving our high school students some good, solid United States history. When we home schooled our kids I gave our daughter, in her last year of high school, Pastor Steve Wilkins’ history course America the first 350 years. It was an excellent history course, one I’d recommend to anyone. We took a year and a half to finish it. We sat, late at night, and listened to the lecture tapes and our daughter took notes. If she had a question we paused the tape and dealt with it. That course shaped her view of US history, and helped me to learn a lot along the way as well.
So, it seems to me that, if our country is to survive past the present generation, we had better be about making sure our next generation gets some accurate history, as opposed to what is being churned out for them now.