About revisedhistory

I do historical research to find material that "historians" frequently leave out of our history books. I am the co-author, along with Walter Kennedy, of the book "Lincoln's Marxists." Although born and raised in the North, I have always loved the South and the West. My family and I currently live in Louisiana, where we have been for almost a decade now and we love it.

Trump, the Lying Media, and “Christian” Marxism

by Al Benson Jr.

Today (2/16) I watched a news conference given by Donald Trump. Confronted by a whole hoard of mostly hostile media carnivores, Mr. Trump managed to hold his own and even get in a few licks. He didn’t take any baloney from them and even threw back a couple questions at them that none of them dared answer. The vitriolic attitude of what passes for the “news” media was never more apparent and Mr. Trump told them, right out, at one point,  that “No one  believes you anymore.” I must say it was quite refreshing to see someone tell the prostitute press off. It has been decades coming, and they don’t like it. Maybe we should see about reserving  a crying room in the basement of the Washington Post for them.

Trump asked the media people right out, where they were getting all the classified information about what was going on in his administration, information no one is supposed to be aware of, yet they are reporting their skewed version of it on TV and in news articles. Obviously there seems to be someone in Mr. Trump’s administration that is playing Brutus to his Caesar, which, given the Shadow Government’s desire to destroy his administration, should surprise no one. Whoever this person or persons is,  they need to be given the boot and sent back to crawl under their Leftist rocks along with Obama’s Organizing for Action and other Far Left radical groups, many of which are funded by George Soros.

For those of you that think you have seen the last of the Clintons and Comrade Obama, disabuse yourselves of that silly notion right now. Those people mean to rule us, whether we want them or not, by hook or by crook (and knowing the Clintons it will be mostly “crook”).

There was an article on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning, written by Joseph Smith that originally appeared in American Thinker. Mr. Smith has observed that: “Persistent rumors of Hillary Clinton’s 2020 presidential aspirations are not sitting well with the left-wing media. Matt Latimer claims he can prove that Hillary is ‘running again’:  And the facts are clear that the former secretary of state is doing everything she needs to do to run for the White House one more time. If she finds a path to do so, she will take it…” And he noted some of Latimer’s commentary: “Most defeated rivals disappear after their loss. Instead, Clinton sounded very much like she was still on the campaign trail. (Because, of course, she is.)…Clinton is not going to spend the rest of her life haunted by the question of ‘what if?’ What if I could run again– and win? Besides,  seeking the White House has been her aspiration for decades. What else is there for her to do? Yet, barring some calamity, Clinton is running.” And besides, who else will give Obama the third term he’d dearly love to have (and would have seized if he thought he could get away with it). For some reason, George Soros, who pulls his marionette strings, wouldn’t let him, but like Hillary, unfortunately, he hasn’t gone away either. He is sitting two miles from the White House, doing as much damage to the Trump presidency as he possibly can. Mark my words, the American public is yet going to have to deal with this loathsome pair again unless the Lord intervenes.

On top of all this Leftist garbage still floating down the Potomac,  we have another article, also from http://www.lewrockwell.com authored by Christopher Manion, the title of which was Do Catholic Bishops Miss Obama?  You might as well ask if the Pope was Catholic–the answer to both questions would be the same. Mr. Manion, who is Roman Catholic, knows where the Catholic Church is coming from, at least at the leadership level, and he exposes that quite plainly. He noted that: “Donald Trump has scared the devil out of America’s Catholic bishops. They have supported the Democratic agenda for so long–global warming, amnesty, raising the minimum wage, and national health care–that they can’t seem to let go…Given Trump’s reversal of Obama’s pernicious policies, why aren’t Catholic bishops cheering? Why haven’t they told the faithful and the public that at last we have a president who defends the rights of the unborn, who defies the United Nations bureaucrats, global warming and population control, andd who will put families and not bureaucrats back in charge of their children’s schools? In various ways I have asked countless bishops this question, and none of them will answer.” What does that tell you about the Catholic bishops? It should tell you something, if you still have the ability to think. How many of them really care about the rights of the unborn–if those rights happen to get in the way of an Obama or Clinton agenda? Catholic folks need to start asking their bishops these questions, and expecting coherent answers from them instead of theological gobbledygook.

Years ago I recall talking to a Presbyterian missionary in South America. While down there he came into contact with lots of Catholic priests in the area he was in and he observed that, although they were personally sociable to him, “They were all Marxists.” And lest anyone think I am picking on the Roman Catholics, there are lots of Evangelical Protestants that fall into this same category, some without even realizing it. But some do. The Christian Church, whether it realizes it or not, has a Leftist problem it is going to have to deal with some day.

Mr. Trump has people in his administration that he will have to deal with because they are not there to advance his agenda but are rather there to promote the program of the Shadow Government at the expense of his agenda. And the Church has the same problem,  with some in it who would rather point people to the tenets of Marxism than to the Sermon on the Mount–and the Church will, at some point, have to deal with that and expose it.

“Organizing for Action” and Destabilizing Trump’s Presidency

by Al Benson Jr.

That infamous “community organizer” Barry Sotero, aka Barack Obama, is on the march again, seeking to tear down what he was not able to on his first go-round and making sure no one rebuilds on the Marxist rubble he created. He is using a non-profit 501c4 organization called Organizing for Action to do it.

While most presidents leave the office of president to the person that follows them, Mr. Obama has no intention of doing that. If he couldn’t destroy the country while he was in office then his next attempt will be to try to destroy the man who is trying to save it.

An article by Paul Sperry on http://nypost.com for February 11th explains how he plans to do just that. Mr. Sperry noted in his article that Comrade Obama was encouraged by the spate of anti-Trump protests that “spontaneously” erupted across the country (and do you wonder who paid for all of them)?  Mr. Sperry observed: “Yes, Obama has an army of agitators, numbering more than 30,000–who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House. In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working…to set up what will effectively be a shadow government (emphasis mine) to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular ‘America First’ agenda.”  Which fact shows you that, while he was in office, he had no interest whatever in making America stronger or more independent. Indeed, his agenda was just the opposite–and I restate that for those folks that haven’t figured that out yet! Believe it or not,there are still some.

He is doing this, in part, through what Mr. Sperry calls “a network of leftist non-profits led by Organizing for Action.” Tax records show this “non-partisan” group maintains 32,525 volunteers across the country, with over 250 offices across the country. And this “non-partisan” group has raised over $40 million since it “evolved” from busying itself at raising money for his re-election campaign. Where do you suppose all those millions came from? If we follow the media “goob and truckle” that is dished out to us we are supposed to believe that they came from $5 and $10 donations from poor, struggling Leftists all across the country who just couldn’t bear the thought of all the damage a Trump presidency would do to their “people’s republic.” Believe that one and I have a bridge in Tucson, Arizona I will sell you cheap–and it’s made from genuine gold bricks, too!

So let’s cut to the chase. Organizing for Action is a Leftist group that is out to destroy the Trump presidency. How many articles have you seen in the (Lame/Mainstream Media) about this?  I didn’t think so, neither have I.

How many of you have ever seen a presidential election season where the former president moved two miles from the White House and had an organization under his command that worked to destroy the administration of his successor? This has got to be a first! And that fact should tell you something.

Think about the implications of that. In the lifetimes of many of us (I am 78 years old) this has never happened. That means the Ruling Establishment, the Deep State, the Shadow Government, or whatever you want to call them,have had control of every election in my lifetime, so there was never any need for this kind of action because they controlled both parties. The only minor exceptions were Barry Goldwater in 1964 and George Wallace in 1968. Goldwater they handled without too much trouble because the media snowed everyone with “fake news” about him. In 68 George Wallace gave them a bit more trouble–and when he ran again in 72 they arranged to take care of that little problem. Wallace wasn’t “one of the boys” so he had to go. Trump isn’t “one of the boys” either, and he has made it all the way to the presidency, something Wallace never did–so they have got to totally destabilize  his presidency and wipe out all the cancellations of the Obama agenda that he has made. Either that or they have got to totally co-opt his administration–and they are working on that angle too. Witness the recent resignation of General Flynn. So who do they go after next?

Our unelected rulers are worried this time and it is causing them to react in ways they ever had to before. Who knows, in their paranoia and panic, they might even end up making some monumental goof. After all, the Lord is able to make them screw up in some colossal way should He so decide. Might be something we all should pray for.

Other articles you might want to check out in this area are:

http://www.frontpagemag.com Obama Prepares to Community Organize America Jan 21, 2013

http://pjmedia.com Obama’s Organizing for Action Group: Call Out the Climate Change Deniers  December 2, 2015

“Thou shalt have no other gods before”…Revolution!

by Al Benson Jr.

Like all false cults and religions, the First Church of Orthodox Leftism has its pseudo litanies and commandments, guaranteed to lead its followers away from the truths of Holy Scripture and right into the Devil’s political playpen.

They may not all come out and publish these like Saul Alinsky did with his Rules For Radicals, but they are all pretty much along these same lines. The “god” of those on the Orthodox Left is the false god of revolution– whether in his current manifestation he is known as Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot or George.

The god of revolution has as his/her/its agenda the complete destruction of the last vestiges of a Western Civilization that was built on the Christian faith.They used to call it Christendom, but since many of those who would currently destroy it inhabit churches, I’m not sure what to call it anymore.

However, the Orthodox Left parodies the Christian Church. We have our God-given Ten Commandments. Karl Marx, in the Communist Manifesto, which he penned for the League of the Just (Illuminati) gave us a list of ten things the Marxists needed to do to take over a country. Interestingly, one of those was to control the education system–and they have worked that one to perfection in this country. It remains to be seen if Mr. Trump;s new Education Secretary will be able to make any difference there. In early February she was slated to attend a meeting at a school where protesters refused to let her into the building. Mrs. DeVos is going to find out she has a real gem with the Department of Education, which we never should have had to begin with. Her nightmares are only beginning.

But the fact the protesters barred her way into a public school (I’m told she did eventually get in) shows that those who adhere to the commandments of the false god of the Left are bent on tearing down everything that is still left. They want NO changes in the public school Leviathan.

There was an informative article on http://needtoknow.news for February 4-10, written by G. Edward Griffin in which Mr. Griffin noted: “This week’s news is dominated, once again, with reports of violent demonstrations against the Trump administration. We have seen violent demonstrations before, but something new has been added that is profoundly significant. It is the rhetoric of civil war and revolution. The organizations spouting civil-war rhetoric are following a playbook taken from the writings of Vladimir Lenin, founder of the Communist Party. It is a rhetoric that demonizes all enemies as ‘capitalist exploiters’ (in America, where there is still a latent affinity for capitalism. the word ‘Fascism’ is preferred.)  and calls for an overthrow of the government. Followers are not supposed to think about what would replace it…” And that mentality (or lack thereof) is a holdover from the 60s and 70s. At that time, I talked to some of those kids that were so hellbent on revolution and asked them what, if they were successful, they would replace the current system with. They didn’t have a clue, anymore than these “useful idiots” that are protesting today do. But you can bet the farm that those people who get them out there to protest do have a clue, and if the kids really knew what it was all about, and had any sense, they’d pack it in and go home.

Mr. Griffin notes, and accurately so,that most average people don’t figure a batch of rag-tag kids with signs and vulgar language, will make any difference. However, in this they are in error. Mr. Griffin observes that “Major political changes always are achieved by minorities. All revolutions are the work of less than three percent of the population, and the American Revolution was no exception.  It’s not how many people there are but how well organized they are and where they are. If the three percenters are influential in a nation’s power centers (political parties, government agencies, courts, military, schools, activist groups, labor unions, etc. then the odds are in their favor. The masses will follow the winners.”

What we are seeing right now in the streets of America is a classic example of the pressure from above and pressure from below technique. And the two work together–hand in glove, if you will. On the one hand you have the masses in the streets trying to destabilize the new Trump administration. They are on the bottom–the “below” half of the equation. And then, on top, you have agents in the government (Trump is far from getting rid of all the rotten apples yet) who are just waiting for an excuse to introduce more draconian regulations that will move the country even closer to Lenin’s vision for all countries. These are the “pressure from above” part of the equation.

If you want a good example of how this all works together, read the book The Strawberry Statement by James Simon Kunen, particularly pages 130-131. That will explain how they do it–and they do it the same way now as they did in 1968, because it always works!

And the false god of the Orthodox Leftists still remains the god of (Marxist) revolution!

The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

by Al Benson Jr.

For years I have said that, at root, Leftism is really more religious than political. As a “religion” it usually manifests itself through political activism, but that activism is rooted in Leftist theology. If you want a brief description of Leftist theology you could sum it up with these three devout beliefs of those on the Left–Jesus is not the Christ; there is no such thing as original sin; and all private property is theft (except theirs).

Most Christians fail to grasp the theological implications of the Leftist worldview. All they see are the political events that transpire from that worldview and they never connect the dots that go from religious faith to political activism.

On February 6th I read an excellent article by Kurt Schlichter, originally posted at Townhall, but also posted on http://flyoverpress.wordpress.com that described, theologically, where the Leftists really are and I am going to quote somewhat from Mr. Schlichter’s article so you all will grasp the theological implications of what he has said. He has really nailed it. For starters he has said, quite accurately, “Leftists don’t merely disagree with you. They don’t merely feel you are misguided. They don’t think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. And you will need to understand what you need to be ready to do.”

He then describes Leftist theology to a tee. He stated: “You are normal, and therefore a heretic. You refuse to bow to their idols, to subscribe to their twisted catechisms, to praise their false gods. This is unforgivable. You must burn.” He noted that if you think this sounds crazy, just get on the social media and find a “convenient” Leftist to dialogue with. And he said “Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they’ll come swarming like locusts. Engage them and very quickly they will drop their masks and tell you what they think. I know. I keep a rapidly expanding file of Twitter leftist death wish screenshots…They will tell you that Christians are idiots and vets are scum. That normals are subhumans whose role is to labor as serfs to subsidize the progressive elite and its clients. That you should die to make way for the New Progressive Man/Woman/Other.” I can identify with some of this as I have gotten emails over the years from Leftists who have been, shall we say, slightly less than charitable.

And he observed that when they called Donald Trump “illegitimate” what they were really saying is that our wanting to govern ourselves is illegitimate. Their gripe isn’t just with Trump, it’s with all of us “deplorables” us normal people “who dared to rise up and demand their right to participate in the rule of this country and this culture. They hate you, because by defying them you have prevented them from living up to the dictates of their false religion. Our rebelliousness has denied them the state of grace they seek, exercising their divine right to dictate every aspect of our puny lives.”

He noted different sects in the First Orthodox Church of Leftism, those who want to kill babies as a “blasphemous” sacrament right along side the “High Priests” of the global  warming cabal. But he observed one thing in regard to these different sects in the First Church of Leftism: “…they have found revealed truth, and imposing it upon the benighted normals like us is so transcendentally important that they are relieved of any moral limitations…They are fanatics, and by not surrendering, by not kneeling, and by not obeying, you have committed the unpardonable sin. You have defied the Left, and you must be broken…whatever it takes to break you and terrify others by making you an example, your defiance cannot stand…They must crush this rebellion of the normal, and absolutely nothing is off the table.” The end truly justifies the means for this religious faith.

To say that the Leftists are enemies to the Christians is to put it mildly. So how do Christians deal with that? How do you love enemies like these who are out to destroy our faith, your culture, and everything you believe in and stand for? I have to tell you honestly–for me that ain’t real easy. In fact I have struggled with that over the years and awhile back I talked to a Christian pastor who gave me some advice in this area that I could grasp. He said: “You love your enemies by exposing the evil that they do.”

He noted that showing love for your enemies (and the Church’s enemies) entailed showing them, in love, where their false religions were taking them and what the end result would be for them. And then you pointed them to the Only Way (John 14:6) this problem could be resolved. If they chose not to believe, then they had (and have) a problem. And if they sought to compel you, by whatever means, if giving in to their Leftist whims violated God’s will, you had (and have) the right to resist.

So it seems to me, as a Christian, that I can show love for my enemies by hating evil, by exposing evil, and by resisting evil. So, if the First Church of Orthodox Leftism is evil, you hate it, then you work to expose what it really is, and then you resist it because you dare not give into it. To do that would be evil and Scripture tells us to “resist the devil.”

Trump Beginning to Find Out How Really Entrenched “Deep State” Is

by Al Benson Jr.

Now that he has assumed the office of President and is actually trying to fulfill the promises he made to the American people (something most politicians never do) Donald Trump is beginning to find out just how deeply entrenched the “deep  state” or the “shadow government” or whatever you care to call it, really is.

He is finding out that anything that he tries to do to actually help the American people is going to come in for tremendous opposition. He is finding out that his attempts to help ordinary Americans are the absolute last thing most of those in government and those that finance them want to see done. In the previous eight years they had a “president” in there who worked mightily to tear down any and all safeguards the American people had and to reduce us to Third World status–and this was exactly what our “shadow government” really wanted to see done. Now Mr. Trump arrives on the scene  and actually tries to help ordinary Americans. This cannot be allowed to happen. He will undo the work of decades if he is allowed to proceed and so he must be thwarted at every turn. Everything he tries to do to help ordinary folks out and to reduce the federal over-reach in their lives has to be opposed.

This is quite apparent in this situation where the judge has issued a stay on Mr. Trump’s executive order keeping people from seven countries noted for their export of terrorists out of the country. This judge, who seems to be a supporter of the Black Lives Matter group, is seeking to make sure people from those countries  that export their terrorism to us can keep on doing so. Attorneys General for the states of Washington and Minnesota have asked him to intervene and prevent Mr. Trump from trying to keep the terrorists out. They don’t quite say it that way but that’s about what it amounts to. Washington is, shall we say, among the more leftist states and Minnesota is noted for its large Muslim population–and believe me, folks, they are there. I have seen them. I don’t know if Minnesota still does, but they used to get federal money for importing people from Somalia.

I would hope that Mr. Trump is, by now, getting the picture of just how deep his opposition to helping ordinary Americans really is–and much of that opposition comes from within our own government.

The fact that Mr. Trump did so well in the last election is proof that ordinary Americans are finally starting to wake up and realize just how much their own government has been shafting them and how much their own government really hates their guts. Hillary told Marxist truth when she called us all “deplorables.” That’s what she really thinks of most of us, at least those of us who are not rabid socialists, and, unfortunately, lots of those on the Republican side of the aisle feel the same way.

Initially, I was not a big fan of Trump’s. However, when I looked at all the people, from radical leftists to the Establishment figures that finance the radical leftists, to the so-called “respectable” conservatives that all hated him, my first thought was “This guy must be doing something right because all the ‘right’ people hate him.”

Mr. Trump is going to find out, as he goes along, if he hasn’t already figured it out, that from day one, he will face intense (and usually not fair) opposition to everything he tries to do. The cultural Marxists in government, the media, in adademia an everyplace in between will spend their full time for the next four years working to undermine his program to give ordinary folks a break. Because you see, at root, they don’t want ordinary folks to get a break. They hate the middle class and like all good Marxists, they will  work  to destroy it. They hate white, Christian Americans with a passion because they are white and Christian and their agenda is to destroy us. If that seems extreme then get used to it. It is. But it is also the truth!

The “shadow government” wants our culture gone and the best way to promote that is to make sure lots of people from alien cultures are allowed in here to adulterate our culture. Even the Christians should have figured this out by now, when some of them are taking the crosses off their churches so as not to “offend” Muslims. It would seem that the tentacles of the “shadow government” also reach into the Church. And they also reach into education, but don’t get me started on that one tonight!

Trump and his administration will have to literally fight for every inch of ground they intend to occupy because the “shadow government” is not about to make it easy for them. They are already looking to get rid of Trump–any way they can, because what his is trying to do will help us and set their agenda back and that can’t be permitted. Giving the American people an even break cannot be allowed!

Do The Leftists Control Public Education In This Country? You’d Better Believe It!

by Al Benson Jr.

Just a couple days ago I read an excellent article by David Risselada, published by Western Free Press  on 1/24/17. Among other things, Mr. Risselada said: “Finally, after eight years of governance by a left wing radical intent on turning our nation upside down, a new President is at the helm. That’s a perfect description of what Comrade Obama did during his tenure in office. Mr. Risselada went on to comment briefly on some of Trump’s cabinet picks, both good and questionable, and then he came to Betsy DeVos, who is Mr. Trump’s choice to head the Department of Education–the department both us and our kids would be better off without.

In commenting on Mrs. DeVos he noted her endorsement of school choice (an interesting proposition that has two sides) and her opposition to Common Core. That opposition, at least, is a step in the right direction. But then he stated: “Truthfully, if something isn’t done about education it won’t matter who Trump nominates because the next generation will simply be brought up being taught that they are all racist, warmongering, sexist islamaphobes that don’t care about the planet.” And he further noted that: “…until someone acknowledges that our school systems have become a breeding ground for behavior based psychology and behavior modification techniques, which indoctrinate children into the tenets of progressivism, nothing will change.” Unfortunately, he is right on the money here, and most folks, even on school boards, just don’t have a clue.

He stated that if Betsy DeVos “…is serious about reforming our education system the first thing she would do is to eliminate the United States participation in UNESCO, which stands for The United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization.  The United States has been a member since 1946. Since this time the United Nations has dictated educational policy in the United States with the main goal being the elimination of patriotism, individualism, and any concept of what is right and wrong. This explains how the radical left has maintained such control over education, getting away with teaching  racially divisive concepts like ‘white privilege’ while at the same time raising generations of American students who have no understanding of the constitutional republic in which they freely live.”  So, it will be interesting to see what Mrs. DeVos does with UNESCO, if anything. And, if nothing, then you can rest assured that nothing will change in the area of public education save the educational rhetoric.

As if to buttress Mr. Risselada’s  emphasis on getting rid of UNESCO, there was a brief article in The New American for February 6, 2017, the headline for which was UN Demands More Globalist Propaganda in School Textbooks. This article noted that: “The goal of the Global Education Monitoring Report  released in December by the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is fairly transparent: accelerate the indoctrination of impressionable children worldwide with textbook propaganda promoting ‘global citizenship,’ the discredited man-made global warming theory, homosexuality, transgenderism, and outright totalitarianism. And according to the report itself, school textbooks are the best way to do that.”

And to finish off this educational farce (because that’s what it really is) there was an article on http://www.zerohedge.com for January 27th stating that Ohio State University will soon be offering a class on How to detect Microaggressions  and be ‘Self-Aware of White Privilege’.”  The Zero Hedge article observed that “Amazingly, American parents can get all this for the bargain basement price of just $44,784 per year. Just an amazing value.” I recently did an article for this blog spot about families in the South that willingly pay for their kids’ cultural destruction in these big colleges. Here is a prime example!

Frankly, I don’t pretend to know what Mrs. DeVos, if her nomination flies, will do about the leftist tilt of the Department of Education or UNESCO.  I know what she ought to do, but whether that will be too rich for her or not, I just don’t know. She ought to quit using any and all material from the United Nations in every public school in America. I also understand there is a bill currently in Congress to get the U.S., out of the U.N. This bill needs to be passed (though I doubt that it will) and we need to get this country out of the United Nations.

As far as “reforming” the public schools, I really have very serious doubts. I think that the best honest folks can do is to possibly slow down their leftist agenda somewhat, but this is a system you will never truly reform, because I think true reform for it is impossible. Remember, we are talking about a Humanist school system that was formed to get rid of Christian influences in education in this country.  So if that was the aim of its founders at its inception, what, pray tell, do you “reform” it back to? I have asked that question several times over the years and have yet to get anything even approaching an answer. So I have come to the conclusion that you don’t reform it–you separate from it, secede from it, whatever you want to call it. You get your kids out of it. There are educational options for those willing to look.

“Cump” Sherman–A Yankee/Marxist Prototype of the cultural Marxist

by Al Benson Jr.

Anyone who has read any amount of the material I have written, either in my newsletter The Copperhead Chronicle or in articles on the Internet,  knows that I have employed the term Yankee/Marxist on more than one occasion. One of my readers, one time, asked me if using the term Yankee/Marxist wasn’t redundant. He had a point. However, my use of the term, redundant though it may be, is to amplify in people’s minds the truth that the Yankee, for the most part, has a Marxist worldview. He mostly has no use for the God of the Bible, whose Son and Holy Spirit he would vociferously deny, and he has no use for the concept of private property (except his own) and his agenda during the War of Northern Aggression was always “steal all you can carry off and destroy the rest. I suppose it needs to be stated here that by the term “Yankee” I am not referring to all Northerners, of which, though I have a Confederate ancestor, I am one.

The Yankee/Marxist’s was to “free the slaves” was a noble-sounding rationale and cover for his rape and pillage of the South, on several different levels, and his main effort was to make sure that his “god” in Washington (the federal government)  was forever worshiped and bowed down to. His cultural Marxist progeny today will even admit this if you pay strict attention to what they say.  One of the more well-known among them, Newt Gingrich, recently made a statement on television in which he said: “We fought a civil war to establish one sovereignty, the U.S. government.” Well, so much for “freeing the slaves” right? That was a good cover story, but Mr. Gingrich slipped up when he told the truth here–and tell the truth he did!

The Yankee/Marxist simply could not abide freedom and liberty for anyone. Everyone needed to be totally regulated and constantly supervised–for his own good naturally. He had an overriding compulsion to control people’s lives and make them do what he felt was the right thing–even if they did not feel like doing what he thought was right and proper, why then, he’d work to pass a law that made people do what he wanted. After all, he knew best. His cultural Marxist children still do the same thing today. Obama Care is a prime example and firearms registration (and eventual confiscation) is yet another.

That William Tecumseh Sherman shared this worldview can be seen from many of his comments over the years. In his book Citizen Sherman Michael Fellman has duly noted Sherman’s propensity toward military dictatorship on pages 80, 87, 131, 147, and 184.

Presently, I am in the midst of reading an interesting book by Winston Groom called Vicksburg 1863 in which Mr. Groom details all that went on in the Yankee attempt(s) to capture Vicksburg during the War. It was quite an extensive operation that lasted over a year  and went into several attempts by various methods, to take the city (all of which failed) until the final siege of the city ended it all. Sherman figured prominently in some of these efforts.

In discussing Southerners and their resistance to Northern “benevolence” Sherman said: “This is a larger class than most men supposed and they are the most dangerous set of men this war has turned loose upon the world. They are splendid riders, first-rate shots, and utterly reckless. These men must all be killed or (imprisoned) by use before we can hope for peace.” A quote from page 34. You will note that Sherman’s “final solution” to dealing with anyone that did not conform to his will was extermination. He took the same tack with the Indians in the West after the War was over (if they don’t do what we want then kill ’em all). Ol’ Cump Sherman was a real humanitarian–in the same mode as Joseph Stalin–who may have learned some lessons from Sherman.

It bothered Sherman that, when the Yankees took Memphis, most folks there were not real happy at his arrival in their fair city. If they expressed that in any tangible way, he retaliated,  gentle soul that he was. Mr. Groom noted: “First he threatened to close any church–and this included virtually all of them–whose minister or priest refused to offer a Sunday prayer to the president of the United States, whom they reviled. Next he began expelling from their homes the wives and families of rebel soldiers and sympathizers in reprisal for Confederates shooting at Union gunboats operating on the Mississippi…On September 24th he ordered the town of Randolph, Tennessee burned to the ground in retaliation for people firing on U.S. vessels and also, for the same reason, commanded the immolation of all homes, farms and outbuildings for fifteen miles down the Arkansas side of the river opposite Memphis.” And Mr. Groom noted, in this context, “These seem to be the earliest of Sherman’s pyromaniacal  urges in connection with Southern civilians and their property, but by a long shot they were not his last.” This quote from page 182. It almost seems like an understatement!

After reading some of the other things Sherman did during the War, I seriously wonder if he wasn’t a closet pyromaniac and the War gave him an opportunity to flaunt his aberrant behavior that he had not had previously–and after all, it was only Southern private property, along with war material, that he destroyed, and only Southerners that he turned out to starve and freeze when his bummers burned everything they couldn’t carry away. No problem there, right?  Naturally the authors of what passes for our “history” books don’t feel anyone really needs to know all this, so they just leave most of it out, except for a vague reference here or there, the same way they leave out all the information about all the Marxists in Lincoln’s armies, and in the Republican Party. Nothing to see here folks, just move along, and don’t look too close!

So Sherman may not have been, technically speaking, a cultural Marxist.Most of those we refer to as cultural Marxists did not enter the picture until the early 1900s with the advent of the Frankfurt School, as we have noted in other articles, but Sherman was most definitely a Yankee/Marxist and they can rationally be considered as the 19th century prototype for the cultural Marxists that were to follow them.

The aim of the cultural Marxists is to water down and ultimately destroy Christianity and to rid the world of that horrible curse known as Western Civilization, which has its base in Christianity. This is one reason the cultural Marxists never quit. Their agenda calls for the destruction of the Christian faith and its Triune God and replacing the Trinity with their own “god,” a collectivist, centralized tyranny that they call the “revolution of the proletariat.”  And lest you think this is a new struggle within the past 100 years or so, or even back as far as the French Revolution, this struggle goes all the way back to Genesis 3 in the Holy Bible.

Reprinted from The Copperhead Chronicle,  fourth quarter, 2016