What Communism Is And Isn’t


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

Too many Christians have swallowed the fantasy that communism is nothing more than one more political philosophy. As such they have been led to believe that it is “of this world” and therefore they need have nothing whatever to do with anything concerning it which includes being in opposition to it. They have been taught that we should be “so heavenly minded that we should be no earthly good.” Unfortunately, most have willingly complied–therefore they are waiting to be taken out of this life so they don’t have to do anything about the mess we currently live in. It’s lots easier that way–no responsibility to try to make things any better or to change the culture around them–just coast along and let the Lord do it all. To their chagrin they will find out it doesn’t work that way, even though that is what the notes in their Scofield Bibles advocate.


In this instance they could take a lesson from Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist who broke with the Communist Party and embraced the Catholic faith. Chambers wrote the monumental book Witness in which he told about his years as a Communist as well as exposing many he knew in the Communist Party, including Alger Hiss, first Secretary-General of the United Nations.


Chambers explained communism in a way many Christians in our day would probably not be able to grasp. He stated: “First, let me try to say what Communism is not. It is not simply a vicious plot hatched by wicked men in a sub-cellar. It is not just the writings of Marx and Lenin, dialectical materialism, the Politburo, the labor theory of value, the theory of the general strike, the Red Army, secret police, labor camps, underground conspiracy, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the technique of the coup d’etat. It is not even those chanting, banered millions that stream periodically, like disorganized armies, through the heart of the world’s capitals…These are the expressions of Communism, but they are not what Communism is about.”


He continued: “Communists are that part of mankind which has recoverd the power to live or die–to beat witness–for its faith…It is not new. It is, in fact, man’s second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: ‘Ye shall be as gods.’ It is the great alternative faith of mankind…Other ages have had great visions. They have always been different versions of the same vision: the vision of God and man’s relationship to God. The Communist vision is the vision of Man without God. It is the vision of man’s mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world.”

In other words, communism is the religion of man, without God there to get in his way and to prevent him from doing all he wants to do to gain power over the lives of others–all others! Chambers understood the true theological nature of communism, an anti-God, anti-Christ religion that manifests itself in the political realm but is every bit as theological as it is political. Would to God more Christians had the ability to figure this out.


Witness was originally printed in 1952 but it was reprinted in 1985. You might want to check out amazon.com and see if the 1985 version is still available. It was reprinted by Regnery Gateway Inc. It is a big book. Over 700 pages, so it will take you awhile to read it. In going over my notes in the book I noted that I had read most of it twice before, back a few years, but you can always learn more from a good book by the rereading of it.

Chambers names names and gives you a good running history of Communist activity in this country in the 1930s-40s, especially around Washington.


It finally dawned on Chambers that communism was both wrong and evil. He broke with it because he became convinced it was the right thing to do. Interestingly, when he broke with communism he felt he was leaving the winning side and going over to the losing side–but he still felt it was right, no matter the personal results to him.


I can remember, years ago, I talked to a man in the church we attended at that time, in Indiana. I explained to him my reasons for opposing communism. To which he replied “You are going to lose. You know that don’t you?” I thought that was a surprising comment for a Christian to make, but, in light of where much of the Church is at in our day, I don’t suppose it was atypical. I can remember replying to him that “In the final analysis it isn’t important who wins and who loses. Doing the right thing is what counts.” With a little more wisdom now, I can certify that, in the long run, the communist will not win. He may prevail in the short term, but the Lord will have the final say. He may use His people to have that say–and to do that He may even use some of them in the political realm. Maybe that is an idea more Christians should start getting used to, even though, at this point they shrink from that thought.


If the Lord’s people refuse to confront that which is evil, He may end up finding others who will be more willing to tackle what is evil and to expose it.

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    By Al Benson, Jr., Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America
    October 19, 2020

    Too many Christians have swallowed the fantasy that communism is nothing more than one more political philosophy. As such they have been led to believe that it is “of this world” and therefore they need have nothing whatever to do with anything concerning it which includes being in opposition to it. They have been taught that we should be “so heavenly minded that we should be no earthly good.” Unfortunately, most have willingly complied–therefore they are waiting to be taken out of this life so they don’t have to do anything about the mess we currently live in. It’s lots easier that way–no responsibility to try to make things any better or to change the culture around them–just coast along and let the Lord do it all. To their chagrin they will find out it doesn’t work that way, even though that is what the notes in their Scofield Bibles advocate.

    In this instance they could take a lesson from Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist who broke with the Communist Party and embraced the Catholic faith. Chambers wrote the monumental book Witness in which he told about his years as a Communist as well as exposing many he knew in the Communist Party, including Alger Hiss, first Secretary-General of the United Nations.

    Chambers explained communism in a way many Christians in our day would probably not be able to grasp. He stated: “First, let me try to say what Communism is not. It is not simply a vicious plot hatched by wicked men in a sub-cellar. It is not just the writings of Marx and Lenin, dialectical materialism, the Politburo, the labor theory of value, the theory of the general strike, the Red Army, secret police, labor camps, underground conspiracy, the dictatorship of the proletariat, the technique of the coup d’etat. It is not even those chanting, banered millions that stream periodically, like disorganized armies, through the heart of the world’s capitals…These are the expressions of Communism, but they are not what Communism is about.”

    He continued: “Communists are that part of mankind which has recoverd the power to live or die–to beat witness–for its faith…It is not new. It is, in fact, man’s second oldest faith. Its promise was whispered in the first days of the Creation under the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil: ‘Ye shall be as gods.’ It is the great alternative faith of mankind…Other ages have had great visions. They have always been different versions of the same vision: the vision of God and man’s relationship to God. The Communist vision is the vision of Man without God. It is the vision of man’s mind displacing God as the creative intelligence of the world.”

    In other words, communism is the religion of man, without God there to get in his way and to prevent him from doing all he wants to do to gain power over the lives of others–all others! Chambers understood the true theological nature of communism, an anti-God, anti-Christ religion that manifests itself in the political realm but is every bit as theological as it is political. Would to God more Christians had the ability to figure this out.

    Witness was originally printed in 1952 but it was reprinted in 1985. You might want to check out amazon.com and see if the 1985 version is still available. It was reprinted by Regnery Gateway Inc. It is a big book. Over 700 pages, so it will take you awhile to read it. In going over my notes in the book I noted that I had read most of it twice before, back a few years, but you can always learn more from a good book by the rereading of it.

    Chambers names names and gives you a good running history of Communist activity in this country in the 1930s-40s, especially around Washington.

    It finally dawned on Chambers that communism was both wrong and evil. He broke with it because he became convinced it was the right thing to do. Interestingly, when he broke with communism he felt he was leaving the winning side and going over to the losing side–but he still felt it was right, no matter the personal results to him.

    I can remember, years ago, I talked to a man in the church we attended at that time, in Indiana. I explained to him my reasons for opposing communism. To which he replied “You are going to lose. You know that don’t you?” I thought that was a surprising comment for a Christian to make, but, in light of where much of the Church is at in our day, I don’t suppose it was atypical. I can remember replying to him that “In the final analysis it isn’t important who wins and who loses. Doing the right thing is what counts.” With a little more wisdom now, I can certify that, in the long run, the communist will not win. He may prevail in the short term, but the Lord will have the final say. He may use His people to have that say–and to do that He may even use some of them in the political realm. Maybe that is an idea more Christians should start getting used to, even though, at this point they shrink from that thought.

    If the Lord’s people refuse to confront that which is evil, He may end up finding others who will be more willing to tackle what is evil and to expose it.
    — —

    Comment by Al Barrs, Jr. October 19, 2020

    Socialism vs. Marxism vs. Communism …

    What is Socialism?
    Socialism is economic in its ideologies. In other words, it can be said that Socialism is an economic system wherein all the means of production are owned by the public. Socialism aims at the co-operative system of control over the means of production. Moreover, Socialism is based heavily on cooperative social relations and self-management. It aims at the elimination of hierarchy in the management of political affairs. Hence, it can be said that Socialism too is a kind of political thought though its ideas are based more on the economic issues of the development of society. Socialism aims at the achievement of the state of production for use. Its ideas see to it that the allocation inputs are carried out in the right manner to satisfy human needs. This is the crux of socialism. Socialism is a mixture of reformation and revolution in equal proportions.

    Charles Fourier was influential early French socialist thinkers…

    What is the difference between Marxism and Socialism?
    • Marxism is more theoretical in nature whereas Socialism is more practical in nature. This is one of the main differences between Marxism and Socialism.

    • Another difference between Marxism and Socialism is that Marxism is political in its concepts whereas Socialism is economic in its ideologies.

    • Socialism speaks about the public ownership of the property and natural resources. Marxism speaks about creating a society where there is no discrimination between rich and poor.

    • Marxism speaks about changing the society through a proletariat revolution. Socialism speaks about changing the society by changing the economic structure of the country.

    • Marxism proletariat revolution becomes possible because there is an imbalance between social classes. This is created as the bourgeoisie manipulates the working class as the bourgeoisie own capital, land and entrepreneurship. However, in Socialism, such class discrimination is not possible as the means of production are owned by the public. So, there is no need for a proletariat revolution to happen in a society with socialism.

    • In a society where Marxism theory of working class rising against the bourgeoisie happens, there is a largely competitive market. In Socialism, market competitiveness does not exist as the society is made for collaboration, not for competition.

    • Marxism is pure revolution. Socialism has equal proportions of revolution as well as reformations.

    These are the differences between Marxism and Socialism.

    Communism vs. Socialism

    In a way, communism is an extreme form of socialism. Many countries have dominant socialist political parties but very few are truly communist. In fact, most countries – including staunch capitalist bastions like the U.S. and U.K. – have government programs that borrow from socialist principles. “Socialism” is sometimes used interchangeably with “communism” but the two philosophies have some stark differences. Most notably, while communism is a political system, socialism is primarily an economic system that can exist in various forms under a wide range of political systems.

    Marxism vs. Socialism
     
    Difference between Marxism and Socialism may be a bit difficult to understand to some. However, remember, that Marxism and Socialism are two systems. So, one can say that Marxism and Socialism are two kinds of systems that are to be understood as different when it comes to their concepts and ideologies. Marxism is more theoretical in nature whereas Socialism is more practical in nature. This is one of the main differences between Marxism and Socialism.

    Marxism has paved way for different ideologies such as Leninism and Mooism. Marxism speaks how a proletariat revolution can change the social structure. Socialism speaks of an economy that is fair to all.

    What is Marxism?
    Marxism is political in its concepts, though all these concepts are based on the way an economy in a state acts. Marxism aims at bringing about a kind of equanimity between the rich and the poor by implementing the ideologies based on history. Building equality between rich and poor is essential in a society where Marxism can take place because the bourgeoisie exploits the workers. It is indeed true that history forms the basis of Marxism put forward by Karl Marx. If his principles or ideas are carried out in a practical way, then Marxism leads to Communism. On the other hand, Marxism has its ideology based on the thought about the uplift of the poor and the granting of a status to them on par with the rich.

    Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels influenced early french socialist thinkers..

    Abraham Lincoln The First Coup d’état Leader in the United States…
    http://confederategray.blogspot.com/2013/02/lincolns-marxists.html

    Lincoln’s Marxists
    I received the text and images below in an email from agbenjamin “at” gmail.com. I had no idea that the gentleman knows the truth about Abraham Lincoln, but was pleasantly surprised to see that he does.

    The truth about Lincoln is even worse than I thought; that some of his generals and supporters were Marxists or communists, at a time when Marxism was a new political phenomenon.

    Read and enjoy!

    ********************************

    HIS SNIPPETS SHOULD SIMPLY…BLOW THE MINDS OF READERS.

    I never much liked history in high school because I chose to be ignorant about everything…
    Since those heady days, I decided to seek and find. And guess what I found?

    TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
    Allen Guelzo is the director of the Civil War studies department at Gettysburg College. He is the author of a magnificent new history of the Civil War and Reconstruction…He is one of thousands of fawning pot-smoking professors who fill the minds of your kids whose education cost you $100,000…and what follows is what you get for your money. I highlight for effect and the insertion of photos are mine. Note, the professor asserts at the beginning of his essay that his comments are not meant to be read as a movie review, but, Rather, Dan, as a historical one. And, as you can only read in SNIPPETS, the facts are always there for everyone to see… AGB

    THE DAILY BEAST HISTORIAN GUSHES in Liberal-left lingo and I highlight for a good reason as you shall see…

    “Cumbersome and over-complicated as it is, Lincoln is still filled with a certain robust joy in the rough-and-tumble of American politics. In an age when so many people puffingly complain about gridlock, lobbying, campaign money and inefficiency, Lincoln embraces all of them, and good comes out of it. It is, despite its over-length, a movie of confidence – confidence in politics, confidence in a very skilled yet principled politician, confidence in the self-created mazes of our representative democracy. And Day-Lewis’s Lincoln, haggard but smiling, tormented and yet fundamentally serene in his knowledge of doing right, carries even the slowest and most awkward moments toward a fundamental affirmation of truth and purpose.

    The queue has grown longer even as I think about this. I want to tell them that Lincoln will be worth the wait, and worth the length. They are about to see what we so often deplore as mere sausage-making, and they will love it. They will see, in politics, how law and justice embrace. I step out into the chilly autumn evening, rejoicing…”

    AGB: Especially note the words “TRUTH” “PRINCIPLED” and “LAW and JUSTICE”…

    Abraham Lincoln’s Marxism…
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/11/27/a-civil-war-professor-reviews-lincoln.html

    You’ve seen the films…

    Abe Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
    Steven Spielberg’s: LINCOLN                   

    You’ve heard the myths…

    NEWS: 
    The Civil War was not waged to free slaves!!!
    The Civil War was not waged to “save” the Union!!!

    (The “Civil War” that was not a civil war was ‘Abraham Lincoln’s Tarrif War’…he saw his ‘duty to collect the posts’, i. e. tariff or taxes and duties and would go to war to do so…and did!–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    The Civil War was waged to impose centralized ‘socialist’ (Federal) control and a centralized ‘socialist economy’ on all the States; and to seat the nexus of power in the executive and a small group of Elites (called “Rober Baribs”!–Al Barrs, Jr.). In order to achieve that end, the North required the disarming of the South and the destruction of the southern economy. (It wasn’t the destruction of southern economy Lincoln wanted. He wanted to continue collecting the punitive taxes on southern agriculturists and their overseas trading partners who were at the time of the agriculture states withdrawal from the believed to be volunteer Union, which was 80+ percent of ALL the taxes flowing into the Union Treasure, which was in turn granted to Northern Robber Barrons to build their manufacuring industrial infrastructure! When Lincoln could not deliver the exhorbanent taxes and duties on the South and their overseas trading partners to his Northern industrialists he felt cheated and with Gen Scott planned a Union assault on the new agriculgure based Confederate States of America. Bottom line Lincoln and Scott covertly engineered a ‘civil war’ on the independent nation of the Confederate States of America…–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    Since 1961 there has been a ‘Progressive’ (Left-wing Marxist–Al Barrs, Jr.) effort to crush the intent of the U.S. Constitution through placing seats on the Supreme Court, in the Federal legislatures, and in the controlling interests of the states by transferring not just wealth, but power and ideas. (And the infiltration and takeover of our National institutions like our education and training institutions from K-12 through University Graduate Schools in the early 1960s!!!–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    The nexus of socialist thinking: Communism and Socialism, was not within the Democrat Party of America in those heady days, but in the new Republican Party of former Whig Party–an industral focused political party that went defuncy and then the new Republican Party of Lincoln and the Norhtern Robber Baron industralists were more adamant about industry development than were the Whigs.–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    That the two parties switched roles is but a late development AFTER the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (That same year the “idea” of Palestinian nationhood was born as well, as in, there is no such thing as a former ancient nation called “Palestine”. The Palestinians, to make it short, are simply Jordanians and southern Syrians still fighting one another, and the Jewish people for a SECOND Arab State called ‘Palestine’, as in the first (alleged but nonexistent!–Al Barrs, Jr.) Palestinian state is called and has been called ‘Jordan, (which still exists today–Al Barrs, Jr.). That fact is corroborated by their (terrorist) leadership…).

    Getting back to reality and the history that you had never learned in high school (or college) because the victor writes the history and the victims does not. From this story you may get a better understanding for where the United States of America is heading…
    -AGB

    COMMUNISTS’ EFFECT ON AMERICA
    By Joan Hough

    Their influence from then to now—how did it all begin? Did they leave their footprints on our nation?

    Why did Lincoln and his new Republicans (The pro-industry sludge of the old defunct Whig Party…–Al Barrs, Jr.) insist on attacking the sovereign (and peaceful agriculture nation!–Al Barrs, Jr.) nation, the Confederate States of America–March 4, 1861?

    Why did Lincoln and his new Republicans refuse to compromise with the agriculture South? (Factually it was President Lincoln who steadfast refused to compromise with the South! He even refused to meet with them in Washington City!–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    Perhaps the following may set you on the pathway to truth and aid you in answering both questions. (Should readers have questions or comments contact me at e-mail albarrs@wfeca.net

    All that follows comes to us through the courtesy of Walter D. Kennedy and Al Benson, from their explosive, iconoclastic history text entitled RED REPUBLICANS AND LINCOLN’S MARXISTS: MARXISM IN THE CIVIL WAR
    –(obtainable online at http://www.iuniverse.com/bookstore/).

    If you think what you read here is something — “you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!” Do read the book. My impression of the contents in just one of its chapters follows. 

    Lincoln, as did his pen pal Karl Marx said and believed; “Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is onlythe fruit of lavor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existedl Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher insideration.”–President Abraham Lincoln’s First annual Message to Congress–December 3, 1861…

    IMPORTANT REPUBLICAN POLICY- INSTIGATORS, ”FRIENDS IN HIGH PLACES”, –APPOINTED THERE BY ABE LINCOLN —

    1. Brigadier General Joseph WEYDEMEYER of Lincoln’s army was a close friend of Karl MARX and Fredrick Engels of the London Communist League.

    2. Marx wrote Weydemeyer’s letter of introduction to Charles A. DANA—an editor of the New York Times Tribune. Weydemeyer was an escapist from the Socialist/Communist Revolution. He fled to the U.S. and became very active in the just-beginning new Republican Party. He supported Freeman in the Republican Party’s first election and Lincoln in its second. He was described in a Communist publication as a “PIONEER AMERICAN MARXIST”. He wrote for and edited several radical socialist journals in the U.S.A. (p. 200) 

    3. Assistant Secretary of War Charles A. DANA —close friend of Karl Marx, published with Joseph Weydemyer a number of Communist Journals and, also “The Communist Manifesto”, commissioned by Karl Marx and Engels. As a member of the Communist/ Socialist Fourier Society in America, Dana was well acquainted with Marx and Marx’s colleague in Communism, Fredrick Engels. Dana, also, was a friend of all Marxists in Lincoln’s Republican Party, offering assistance to them almost upon their arrival on the American continent. This happened often after receiving introductory letters from Karl MARX, himself. (p. 196).

    “Prior to the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution in Russia, no other American did more to promote the cause of communism in the United States than did Dana.” (p. 141) It was due to Dana’s close friendship and work with the New York Tribune editor, Horace Greeley, another dedicated socialist, that Greeley employed Marx as a correspondent/contributor to the U.S. newspaper. Dana became the first high-level communist in an American Executive Branch of Government Administration—which was the FIRST REPUBLICAN ADMINISTRATION in the United States of America.

    3. Brigadier General Louis BLENKER, Lincoln’s army—radical socialist/Communist from Germany—was remarkably successful in encouraging German immigrants to join Lincoln’s army and the new Republican Party. He promised Lincoln that he could get “. . . thousands of Germans ready to fight for the preservation of the Union.”(p. xiv). He was a leader in the Revolution in Germany and fought in several battles there. When the Revolution failed, he went to Switzerland where, along with other Marxists, he was ordered to leave the country. His life in the U.S. was markedly grander than it had been previously—on a much higher social level. As a General, he offered a refuge to all Marxists. If unable to obtain a commission for them, he made a place for them as “aide-de-camp”. Great food, great drinks, great entertainment and servants were available for one and all obtained, largely by looting defenseless civilians. This practice was so flagrant, civilians who were looted, were considered “Blenkered”. Later, Blenker, under accusations of graft, resigned his commission. (p. 118)

    THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS NOW! …

    4. Major General August WILLICH—often called “The Reddest of the Red ‘48ers” was a member of the London Communist League with Karl MARX and Fredrick ENGLES. (p. xiv) Before seeking refuge in the U.S. Willich was a personal acquaintance of Karl MARX. In fact, Marx referred to Willich as “A communist with a heart”. Willich was a Captain in the Prussian army when he met Karl Marx and became a Socialist/Communist. The Prussian Army court martialed Willich and kicked him out of the army. He, then, participated in the Socialist Revolution in Germany. He fled the nation when the revolt was crushed, and eventually wound up in the U.S. and became an editor of a newspaper in Cincinnati written in the German language. He raised volunteers from the Germans in his area and became their Captain. Eventually he became a general and was, actually, a competent commander. He never ceased indoctrinating his troops with the Socialism message. He did not like Lincoln’s ties with big business, but supported him, nevertheless. (p. 200) In Germany, he was involved with fellow radicals, Gustav Struve, Frederic Hecker, and Franz Siegel in presenting demands for the creation of a socialist government to the Frankfurt Parliament, and in Socialist Revolutionary efforts.

    5. Major Robert ROSA, of Lincoln’s Army, was a proud member of the New York Communist Club. (p. xiv)

    6. Colonel Richard HINTON, of Lincoln’s army was one of the Charterist Socialists who fled England. The British police raided several London places of known Chartist connections and discovered ammunition and weapons. Some Chartist followers were arrested and tried. Others made it to America where, as radical socialist/Communists they were supporters of Lincoln and involved in propaganda via writing for newspapers and other publications. Hinton was an associate of the terrorist, John Brown and after the war was a correspondent for a Boston newspaper. (p. 106)

    7. Spy chief Allan PINKERTON, head of the Republican Ohio Department “spy service” under General George B. McClellan. Pinkerton was the most famous of the Charterists, a radical socialist group pursued by British agents. Pinkerton fled to the U.S., settled in Illinois where he became an operator of the Underground Railroad conveying escaped slaves to Canada. (Illinois citizens would not allow free blacks to live in their state.) Pinkerton was one of the big backers and among the financiers of John Brown and Brown’s fellow terrorists in the new western territories of the Lousiana Purchase. Later Pinkerton served as Lincoln’s guard. Lincoln and Pinkerton became acquainted while Pinkerton was a detective for the Illinois Central Railroad, when Lincoln was the railroad’s lawyer. It has been reported that Pinkerton’s inept intelligence gathering during the war was responsible for General McClellan always considering himself outnumbered by Confederates when he was not. (pp. 107-109) (Never-the-less McClellan was give command of the “Union Army Of The Patomic”. McClellan would in 1864 run against Lincoln and declared he was a “deapotic” dictator…unfortunately he lost the election to Lincoln who had engineered a way Union military personnel could vote for Lincoln…–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    8. Brigadier General Carl SCHURZ –as a young socialist, was noted for helping Gottfried Kinkel of Bonn escape from Spandau Prison while imprisoned there for his socialist activities in the ’48 Revolts. Schurz came to America in 1848. He was a forty-eighter who became very active in the development of the new Republican Party and in politics. He was given a high position by Lincoln in the Republican army. A great admirer of Karl Marx, Schurz was cognizant of Marx’s abrasive personality and made an effort to avoid imitation of that. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Lt. Governor in Wisconsin, and became a member of the Wisconsin bar in 1859. In 1860, he became a friend of Abraham Lincoln and a delegate to the new Republican National Convention. Lincoln appointed him Minister to Spain in 1861. Schurz became a brigadier general in the Union Army in 1862, and was assigned to a command under John C. FREMONT and then under Franz SIEGEL. Schurz‘s Republican career continued under Rutherford B. Hayes who appointed him as Secretary of the Interior. It is believed that Schulz was a competent soldier. (p. 11). He, also, served as U.S. Senator from Missouri. (p. 198) 

    9. Brigadier General Alexander Von Schimmelfenning, like most of the other MARXISTS /Socialist/Communists who came to the U.S. after their failed uprising in 1848, fled Germany, and escaped retribution for his part in the attempted overthrow.

    Schimmelfenning’s history as a Socialist Revolutionary was no secret in Pittsburg when the Committee, headed by Republican J. Siebnick, recommended Schimmelfenning for Colonel of the new regiment of Pittsburgh German volunteers for Lincoln’s army. Schimmelfennig was well known in the German community because of a letter of his appearing in a well-known socialist- abolitionist U.S. newspaper. Schimmelfennig recruited two former Prussian Army officers to help him recruit more Germans, especially Revolutionary Socialists.

    Schimmelfenning was effective as a commanding officer and became a brigadier general after Carl Schurz interceded for him by contacting the Pennsylvania congressional delegation which then lobbied Edwin M. Stanton and Stanton spoke to Lincoln.

    Schimmelfenning will always be remembered for hiding in a ditch under a makeshift culvert during the early part of the most pivotal battle of the war, the Battle of Gettysburg.

    10. Major General Franz SIEGEL, thought to be one of Lincoln’s most controversial and the poorest of his generals, was deeply involved in the German 1848 revolts as a commander of socialist troops in the failed 1849 German Revolution. A graduate of the German Military Academy, he served in the German army and the Socialist efforts to overthrow the German government. For a brief period while the overthrow was temporarily successful, he served the new Germany as minister of war. After the fall of the revolutionary government, he fled to Switzerland and on to England, then to New York and on to St. Louis, Missouri, where he became the superintendent of the public school system.

    One might correctly say that when socialists gain power, “the three Rs become: Red, Radical and Revolution.” (work cited p. 112) Republican “…General Hallek stated: ‘It seems little better than murder to give important commands to men such as Siegel.’”(p. 113)

    11. Commander Friedrich Karl Franz HECKER, (exact military title not known) known as “Red” and “Flagrant Friedrich.” (work cited, p. 113) Educated in Germany, received his doctor of law degree in Munich. He was expelled from Prussia. Arriving in the U.S., he took part in the creation of the new Republican Party, encouraged the proliferation of German newspapers carrying the Socialist propaganda, aided in the election of Lincoln, and propagandized heavily among German immigrants for volunteers for the new Republican Army. He was named Commander of a regiment he raised of Germans.

    12. Captain Gustav von STRUVE was born in Germany to a woman of nobility and her Russian diplomat mate. Struve was one of the leaders, along with HECKER in the uprising in Germany in 1848. After the uprising Struve tried to succeed in a second uprising, but was arrested, found guilty of high treason, and awarded solitary confinement for five years, but was freed by fellow revolutionaries from prison, went to Switzerland where authorities there expelled him. After time in France and England, he arrived in New York with his radical wife. He became a Captain in Lincoln’s New York Infantry. Resigned his commission at the urging of Louis BLENKER and not long after, returned to Germany when a general amnesty became available.

    13. General John C. FREMONT was noted for his close association with all of the socialist/ communists whom Lincoln placed in positions of command in his army. Fremont was the first new Republican candidate for President. He was considered to be the “darling” of the most radical socialists. His chief of staff, early in the war, was a Hungarian socialist revolutionary.

    14. Chief of Staff (rank not identified) Alexander ASBOTH, Socialist revolutionary born in Hungary.

    15. Brevet Major General Frederick Charles SALOMON, one of a group of four radical socialist brothers, with highly similar names– three of whom were in the group of Socialist 1848ers. Frederick began his career in Lincoln’s army as a Captain in MO, wound up as a Colonel in the Ninth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment, then a brigadier general and a brevet major general.

    16. Brevetted Brigadier General Charles E. Salomon, also started his American military career with a bunch of MO volunteers. Born in Prussia, he, also, was one of the radical socialists arriving in the U.S. after the 1848 Socialist uprising failure and was a brother to Frederick Charles.

    17. Governor Edward Salomon, a third Salomon brother, also born in Prussia, did not do military service, but ran for political office in Wisconsin, was elected lieutenant governor, becoming Governor of Wisconsin when the elected Governor drowned.

    18. Sergeant Herman Salomon, the fourth Salomon brother, was markedly younger than the other three Salomon, but it is thought that he, besides sharing their surname, shared their family- devotion to Communism – not confirmed.

    19. Colonel Fritz ANNEKE/ANNECKE was a Forty-eighter, with a strong leftward tilt. He was a Communist League member and a Baden Revolt veteran. He and wife, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, were a team of European communists. Fritz was a highly skilled artillery officer in the Prussian army where his equal skill as a socialist ideologue caused him to lose his commission and to be confined in jail. He was later tried and condemned to death “in contumaciam” for his leadership in the Baden rebellion. One of Anneke’s adjutants during that rebellion was Carl Schurz. Both of the Fritzs wrote for newspapers and journals. Both were strong abolitionists and supporters of Lincoln’s Union. Colonel Fritz received and then lost his U.S. military commission due to his difficult Prussian personality. He and his wife went their own separate ways later with his wife, Mathilde starting her own school for girls, continuing to preachy the glories of socialism, joining with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in their feminist cause—even lobbied in Washington D.C. for the feminist cause. She was a bird of the same feathers with that particular group of women because most of them were apostates from various division of the Christian religion, while she, a “free thinker” was a fallen away Catholic – converted to Communism by her husband Fritz Anneke.
           
    20. General William Tecumseh SHERMAN. A list of “approved” socialist’ communists published by the press of the Communist Party of the United States included General Sherman’s name among other leading socialists/communists. “The editor of this communist book noted that Sherman was an “outstanding” general of the Union Army.” It should be noted that the co-founder of modern-day communism, Fredrick Engels, also saw Sherman as one of theirs. Both Gen. William Sherman and Sen. John Sherman, his brother, believed in a strong indivisible central government (p. 199) with every bit as much passion as did the announced Marxists and the still-in-the-closet Communists who, also, viewed it as a necessity for Communism (Marxism) to achieve its goal, so one can draw one’s own conclusions about the Shermans’ philosophy of government and of life. (Sherman executed “total war” on the South!–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    [Although the Marxists added ‘abolition’ as one of the new arrows for their bow, their true goal was not a humanitarian one, but to use slaves as a means of destroying the Christian South, which was resistant to their own religion—Communism!]
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    {The following is from William Tecumseh Sherman’s formal dispatches; see reference at end of quote.} “the Government of the United States has ….any and all rights which they choose to enforce in war—to take their lives, their homes, their lands, their everything….[W]ar is simply power unrestrained by Constitution (Emphasis Added) To the persistent secessionist, why, death is mercy, and the quicker he or she is disposed of the better.” (p. 54). (–William Sherman in official Records War of the Rebellion Vol. XXXII, pt. II, pp. 280-81].

    On p. 54: “There is a class of people [Southerners], men, women and children, who must be killed or banished before you can hope for peace and order. (141; Sherman, ibid.) 
    http://dixieoutfitters.com/p/communist-s-effect-in-america

    Obama’s own Bill Ayres’ (“Weather Underground” domestic terrorist organization of the 1960s and 1970s–Al Barrs, Jr.) later doubled down on that thought when he suggested that 25 million Americans will need to be killed to achieve the socialist paradise. (…if they could not be reeducated in their concentration camps across America.–Al Barrs, Jr.)

    See Ayres tell it in his own words in 1977 on YOU TUBE:

    Also read William Ayers’ 1974 book “Prairie Fire”, ‘The Weather Underground’s “Communist Manifesto”… http://zombietime.com/prairie_fire/

    As you can see, it is the counter-revolution he was afraid of. That is the SAME counter-revolution that Obama has recently set up an organization to monitor. Oh yes, the first people to be murdered are Capitalists – especially the well-educated ones from Harvard, Yale and Columbia.
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    The Unbearable Lightness of Being Liberal…
    The details don’t really matter. Only the image does. Or the image of the image. The melange of emotion and outrage, titillation and talking down to that exercise the reptilian brain leave nothing inside it.–Dan Greenfield

  2. Reblogged this on Flyover-Press.com and commented:
    In other words, communism is the religion of man, without God there to get in his way and to prevent him from doing all he wants to do to gain power over the lives of others–all others! Chambers understood the true theological nature of communism, an anti-God, anti-Christ religion that manifests itself in the political realm but is every bit as theological as it is political

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