Celebrating America’s Pro-Marxist “Emancipator”

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well. this is the day that the country celebrates the birth of the Republican Party’s first pro-Marxist president. There have been others since Lincoln but he was the first one of note. Note I said he was a “pro-Marxist”. I need to clarify that before some screaming idiot somewhere claims I said Lincoln was a Communist. That he was a socialist with a socialist worldview I do not doubt for a minute. His political proclivities all point in that direction.

In going through the latest edition of Ron and Donnie Kennedy’s seminal work The South Was Right! you will find more than enough in the way of evidence to display Lincoln’s leftism as well as showing that his “emancipating the slaves” was the stuff of which legends are made and propagated.

On page 34 of their book the Kennedys noted that: “Shortly after the South seceded the Republican controlled Congress submitted, and Lincoln supported, a Thirteenth Amendment that would guarantee the security of slavery if the South would rejoin the Union. It was called the Corwin Amendment and several Union states ratified it but it soon became apparent that the South wanted independence and the amendment died.. Had it passed slavery in the United States would have continued under Lincoln’s administration and Republican Party rule. The North’s motive for invading a sovereign nation, the Confederate States of America, was not to free their oppressed black brothers and sisters. Lincoln’s and the Republican Party’s primary aim was to secure the continuing flow of Southern wealth extracted via protective tariffs.

If you can still find an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation please take the trouble to really read it! You will find all the Northern controlled areas that had slavery in this country that were exempt from the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation. That’s right–exempt!

As for Communist sympathy for Lincoln, even in our day, On page 270 of their book the Kennedys observed that: “Americans who oppose secession for Dixie find themselves in bed with the Communist Party of China which proclaims the right to invade its secessionist province of Taiwan. China’s Minister of Defense, Wei Fenghe, noted that ‘Abraham Lincoln is America’s greatest president. The United States is indivisible, so is China.’ The Communist leader of China pointed out that Communist China would only be doing what Lincoln did in 1861. Of special interest is the use of the word ‘indivisible’ by this communist leader. An early adocate of the United States being trasformed into an ‘indivisible’ nation was Friedrich Engels, the co-founder along with Karl Marx of modern-day communism. In a letter to a communist Union General, Joseph Weydemeyer, Engels praised the action of the North in subduing the South because it would advance the world-wide communist effort. Weydemeyer was a close friend of Karl Marx and responsible for the publication of the first copies of Marx’s Communist Manifesto in the United States.”

You can begin to see here, in case you had not noticed before, the the comunists world-wide and those among us really had and have a love affair with Mr. Lincoln. Needless to say your “history” books in this country will refuse to deal with any of this at any point. If you want real history, don’t go to the “history” books as all you will get there is the perpetuation of the Lincoln legend.

In our day we need to get past the legend and find out the real truth, even though many “conservatives” don’t really want to know it, would really like to just ignore it in favor of their wishful fables.

Years ago I was a monthly columnist for a conservative paper in California and I did a wholle series of articles for that paper on Lincoln and the War of Northern Aggression. At one point the publisher of that paper reluctantly asked me to stop writing about Lincoln because his conservative audience didn’t want to hear it and he was losing subscribers because of my exposes on Lincoln. At that point I asked myself “If the conservatives don’t want the truth, then where is this country headed?” I have to conclude that, wherever we were headed, with recent political events in this country that we have now arrived.

At any rate, if you still want some truth in the “Empire of Lies” then get the Kennedy’s book The South Was Right! from Shotwell Publishing https://www.ShotwellPublishing.com PO Box 2592 Columbia, South Carolina 29202.

Ahh, Those Yankee Slaveowners

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have recently been given a copy of Ron and Donnie Kennedy’s classic work The South Was Right! This is the new, updated edition for 2020, published by Shotwell Publishing in Columbia, South Carolina. I had thought to do a book review of this outstanding work. However, the new updated version, with much new information, is almost 500 pages in length and so no single book review of this will suffice. What I am going to do instead is to pick out pertinent information and topics from the book and do a series of articles on that information. If some of what I present from The South Was Right! makes you a bit uncomfortable you can consider that you have been a victim of badly presented half truths as depicted in what passes for history books in most of our schools today. The Kennedy Brothers’ book, if you will take the time to read it, will correct much of the meaningless drivel you were taught as “history” but really wasn’t.

I thought a good place to start would be with the subject of Yankee slaver owners, covered in their book from pages 153-163 as part of Chapter 5. This is history you will never, and I mean never, see in your establishment “history” books because our court “historians” like their contemporaries in the “news media” have decreed that you don’t need to know this stuff–so they will make sure you don’t!

The Kennedys observe, on page 153, that: “No other issue in American history has been abused more than the history of African servitude in the South. People who dare to speak about slavery in a light other than that demanded by the neo-Marxist left will find themselves an outcast from modern ‘P.C.’ society. Nevertheless, when we look at America, we find that many names that we associate with the development of this country have been associated with slavery. The names of the Puritan Fathers of New England loom foremost in that group of slave holders. Even men such as Josiah Franklin, stepbrother of Benjamin Franklin, was associated with slavery, being active as a slave dealer in Boston. Yet the Franklin name is never held up for scorn because of the action of the Boston Franklin family. John Hancock, the most prominent signatory of the Declaration of Independence, was both a participant in a slave trading venture and a slave holder. But have you ever heard the cry to take down any monuments to John Hancock? Hancock was not the only New England signatory of the Declaration of Independence who was a slave holder. Samuel Huntington of Connecticut and Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island were also slave holders, and their names can also be found on the Declaration of Independence.” There are those useful idiots that claim no one in the North ever owned slaves. That’s a bald-faced lie and many of them know it. Their goal in life is to make sure you don’t know it!

The Kennedys continue: “When the previous paragraph was written in 1994, neo-Marxists had just begun their attacks upon Confederate monuments and Southern history. At that time the nation was warned by so-called ‘neo-Confederates’ that one day all Traditional American Values and heroes would come under assault–that day surely arrived in 2020. Rather than joining with the defenders of the South’s history, neo-conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and many others assisted the neo-Marxists in their efforts to denigrate and destroy the South’s heritage and history. Neo-conservatives did this by agreeing with the neo-Marxist’s narrative of the South fighting to preserve and promote slavery (something that came out of the mouth of Karl Marx, see Benson and Kennedy, Lincoln’s Marxists, Chapter 2) and promoting secession as treason. By not allowing the Southern narrative about these issues to be heard, censorship by exclusion, the neo-Marxists were given all the cover and encouragement needed to advance their attack upon ALL Traditional American Values. the slogan of being ‘Fair and Balanced’ seems to not apply when dealing with the people of the defeated Confederate States of America.”

As noted by the Kennedys on page 157: “If the South is an evil place because it had slaves, then so is the North. If Southerners were wrong for owning slaves, then what about the Northerners who sold them those slaves? If the South is to be castigated because a small minority of its citizens made money from slave-grown cotton, then what about the North whose textile mills made money from that same slave-grown cotton?

Back on page 108 the Kennedys noted that: “Our neo-Marxist opponents d not want to work with us–they want to exterminate us or at least our Western Christian civilization. They are full of hatred toward all traditional Western American and Christian values as well as hatred for those who believe in such values. Lists of numerous neo-Marxist attacks against conservatives is proof of their uninhibited hatred–a hatred that is shielded and under-reported by the leftist media.” It is indeed too bad that most of our people in our Southern Heritage Movement simply do not seem to grasp this. They probably watch way too much of what passes for “news” from the leftist media which inhibits their discernment.

Lord willing, we will provide more information from the latest edition of The South Was Right! as we are able.

Tariffs And Slavery

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The professional South-haters among us, and their number, thanks to horrendous “education” is legion, insist that the War for Southern Independence aka the War of Northern Aggression, was only fought so the South could keep her slaves and for no other reason. Indeed, those folks do not even want to consider looking at any other reason for that war. Other reasons would interfere with their anti-South agenda and so no other reason than slavery for that war need ever apply because it will never be considered.

I have run into these anti-South zealots over the years. Some have even accused me of defending the South so we would be able to reinstitute slavery here should we ever desire to. What balderdash! No one in his right mind wants to reinstitute slavery–here or anywhere else–except maybe some of the political types in Washington via the programs they plan to institute by some of their legislation they hope we are all too dumb to figure out.

Awhile back Dr. Clyde Wilson did an article on https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org called Why The War Was Not About Slavery. Dr. Wilson is a historian and an expert in his field so he knows whereof he writes. His article states, in part, “Let’s consider the war and slavery. .Again and again I encounter people who say that the South Carolina secession ordinance mentions the defense of slavery and that one fact proves beyond argument that the war was caused by slavery. The first states to secede did mention a threat to slavery as a motive for secession. They also mentioned decades of economic exploitation and the seizure of the common government for the first time ever by a sectional party declaredly hostile to the Southern states. Were they to be a permanently exploited minority, they asked? this was significant to people who know their fathers and grandfathers had founded the Union for the protection and benefit of ALL the states.”

Dr. Wilson continued: “It is no surprise that they mentioned potential interference with slavery as a threat to their everyday life and their social structure. Only a few months before, John Brown and his followers had attempted just that. They murdered a number of people including a free black man who was a respected member of the Harpers Ferry community and a grand-nephew of George Washington because Brown wanted Washington’s sword as a talisman. In Brown’s baggage was a constitution making him dictator of a new black nation and a supply of pikes to be used to stab to death the slave-owner and his wife and children.” Bet your high school “history” books forgot to fill you in on some of that didn’t they?

It was noted by Dr. Wilson that slavery was not under any real threat if they just stayed in the Union. Lincoln had already told them that. He had told them that he had no intention of bothering slavery where it already existed so the idea of the Southern states seceding so they could just keep their slaves is beyond ludicrous.

Another interesting article appeared on https://www.mightytaxes.com dealt with the Corwin Amendment, which was the original version of the 13th Amendment. This article noted that “The Corwin Amendment not only protected the institution of slavery, but included language to make itself unamendable so that no future amendment to the Constitution could undo it. Essentially this first version of the 13th Amendment secured slavery as a permanent institution in America.” And who, might you ask, was this man the amendment was named after? None other than Thomas Corwin, a congressman from Ohio! That’s right, Ohio–not the heart of Dixie! That could be one reason you never see this dealt with in the “history” books. Had Mr. Corwin been from Alabama rather than Ohio you can bet this would have made it into the “history” books. But the information that a Northerner had introduced an amendment to perpetuate slavery was something the court historians long ago decided you didn’t need to be aware of. So they made sure you weren’t.

This same article quoted Charles Dickens when he said “The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.” I’d say that was a pretty accurate statement.

The article also observed “As you can see, in early 1861 the institution of slavery was secure in America, and Abolitionists were still largely a far-left group of ‘crazy liberals,’ so why go to war? Well, taxes of course. Just before Lincoln took office departing President Buchanan signed a tariff even worse than the Tariff of Abomination of 1832. The new tax in 1861 was called the Morrill Tariff, and it was the highest tariff in American history, taxing imports at over 45%, with iron products taxed at 50%! Victorious Republicans cheered the heavy taxes that benefitted the Northern industrialists who backed Lincoln. In Lincoln’s inaugural address he made no mention of ending slavery, but did promise to collect high taxes in imports in the South under all circumstances and without exception…The fuse had been lit on the American Civil War. While the North was willing to live with slavery in the South, there would be no such concession on taxes. The forts in Southern ports would be used to enforce tariffs and collect taxes even if the South seceded.”

Lincoln wanted his pound of financial flesh from the South no matter what. Now, again, I realize facts like this get in the way of the South-haters’ “It was all about slavery” agenda and to perpetuate that agenda they cannot afford to be confused with the facts so they ignore them. To paraphrase the comments from a former Obama flunky–“never let a bad agenda to to waste!” And they haven’t, nor do they ever intend to.

The Great Unanswered Question

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Here and there I get remarks directed at some of the historical articles I write concerning the War of Northern Aggression. Most of the comments seem to deal with the slavery issue. Some individuals with great imagination almost seem to think that the South fought that war so we could still keep slaves to this very day.

To these political worthies I have often directed this question–If the North was so gung ho as to fight against the South to free the slaves, then why did not the North first free all the slaves in states that, for one reason or another, remained part of the Union? This would included Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and the newly created state of West Virginia. That’s right–West Virginia. The newly created state of West Virginia entered the Union as a slave state, not as a free state. The response I have gotten to this question has been one of ear-shattering silence! No one wants to touch this question and so they just pretend it doesn’t exist or that they didn’t hear anyone ask it. It’s probably the most ignored question of the past several decades.

To these harbingers of Yankee righteousness I would direct the book by Gene Kizer Jr. which I reviewed a few years back Slavery Was Not the Cause of the War Between the States published by Charleston Athenaeum Press http://www.BonnieBluePublishing.com Check the internet and see if you can find it if you want the truth instead of Yankee fables. If you don’t really want the truth (and I suspect many don’t) then continue to ignore it, but if you do that, then please shut up about all this slavery foolishness!

Mr. Kizer noted on page xxiii of the introduction to his book that “Most people in the North (95-98% according to historians Lee Benson and Gavin Wright) were not abolitionists. They did not care about freeing the slaves who would then come North and be job competition. No Republican could be elected in the North on the platform of directly ending slavery but they could agitate on slavery in the West with good results. It was a hot political issue driven as much by rallying votes–vote Republican:…Lincoln himself stated in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates that the West was to be reserved for white people from all over the earth…Neither slaves nor free blacks were welcome in Lincoln’s West.”

Kizer observed a comment by Lincoln scholar Richard N. Current where Current stated: “Lincoln and his fellow Republicans, in insisting that Congress must prohibit slavery in the West, were dealing with political phantoms.” Kizer tells us that “In 1860, there were only two slaves in Kansas and 15 in Nebraska, and that was after being open to slavery for ten years. As stated above, Current did not believe slavery would have lasted another generation, even in the deep South.”

And Kizer reiterates “Slavery was not the cause of the War Between the States. Once you understand the true cause–the imminent economic annihilation of the North which was coming fast–all other actions taken by Lincoln and everybody else make infinitely more sense. Abraham Lincoln needed to start his was as quickly as he could. He needed his blockade of the South in place as fast as possible to keep Europeans and especially the English from forming trade and military alliances with the South…” Kizer also noted that: “Ramsdell states also that the North’s gaping self-inflicted wound, the Morrill Tariff, kicked in and greatly added to the panic and call for war in the North as the Northern shipping industry was largely rerouted, in one fell swoop, away from the high-tariff North and into the low-tariff South where protective tariffs were unconstitutional.”

Now I realize that Mr. Kizer’s research will never convince the professional South haters of their gross errors on the slavery issue, but at least they can never say no one told them.

Supporting “Conservative” Republicans–WHAT Conservative Republicans???

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

How many of you all have ever gotten either letters in the mail or on the internet asking you for money so “conservative” Republicans can do battle against liberal Democrats? They try to make it sound like an ideological war–and it isn’t! What’s the old saying–a fool and his money are soon parted?

The truth of the matter is that liberal (socialist) Democrats and many “conservative” Republicans all work for the same people and have the same goals. But they have to give the illusion to the public that they are somehow at war with one another. They aren’t. The Republican Party today is still the party of Abraham Lincoln the Socialist! Little has changed since the War of Northern Aggression is supposed to have ended. Our Southern states and our history, heritage and culture are still under assault from the deep state denizens of the Washington swamp with political generals in the military constantly referring to the Old South and its leaders as traitors.

Don’t expect any of this to get any better anytime soon. It will get worse. A case in point is the short article by Laurence M. Vance on yesterday’s https://www.lewrockwell.com I will quote Mr. Vance here: “The Senate has confirmed Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin. The good black general was confirmed after voicing support for rescinding the Trump administration ban on transgender people serving in the military. The vote was 93-2. If you thought for a minute that Republicans in the Senate would oppose any of Biden’s policies, then think again. And tell me again why it was important for those two Georgia Republicans to win those Senate races.” The two Republicans that voted against this political charade were Mike Lee and Josh Hawley. Five senators did not vote, for whatever reason, though their votes would have made no difference anyway.

So where were all those Republican “conservatives” in the Senate that were supposed to do battle against liberalism? Seems like, when push came to shove they all found it much easier to just cave in and go along with the Democratic socialists. This is what the Republicans always seem to do–rail vociferously against liberalism (socialism) and after they have done a sufficient amount of protesting they just cave in and go along with the Democrat’s socialism. By now we should be able to detect a pattern here.

At the national level and most state levels there is not a dime’s worth of difference between the two parties. And you folks that have been supporting the Republicans because you thought they would fight against liberalism might as well put your wallets back in your pockets because all you are doing is financing your adversaries. The deep state, the Swamp, whatever you want to call it, controls both the Republicans and the Democrats and they are mostly just socialists with a little different timetable for implementing their socialism.

I would hope that if one good thing comes out of the Harris/Biden Regime it will be the fact that the Republican Party may finally be exposed for the political fraud that it really is and that millions of folks might bolt that party and look for a third party alternative.

Donald Trump was supposed to have been involved with a new group, the Patriot Party. Now we hear that he is no longer interested in that and is going to spend the next two years trying to get Republicans elected to the Senate and the House. How much good did the Republicans in the Senate and House do him in this last election. The majority of them stood in line to stab him in the back and gleefully passed the political knife from one to the other. How does he know that in another two years the Republicans he helps to win won’t do the same thing to him that was done in 2020?

With all due respect, Mr. Trump, I think you are wasting your time doing that. Many Republicans really don’t care if they win or not as long as they have a place at the table. They are more than willing to play second fiddle to get that and to share in the political goodies. If they were not willing to stand by you this time why will they be willing to stand by you next time?

And if this election was highly questionable–and it was–then why do you think the same game won’t be played in the next election and all those down the road after this one? If millions of voters left the Republican Party there would be more than enough to start a third party–provided you could get leadership that couldn’t be bought off or co-opted.

Back in the late 1800s, theologian Robert L. Dabney made a prescient statement about conservatives. He noted that they seldom “conserve” much of anything. They protest the liberal agenda long and loud–and then end up giving in to it with a whimper. When the next liberal program comes along they play the same game all over, with the same end results. Don’t we see that happening here today? Same game just different players.

Most Republican “conservatives” (not all but most) are little more than political con artists trying to get you to buy chips in a game you cannot win. The two party charade is really nothing more than a one party oligarchy and it is long past time that we began to figure this out and quit playing the game. No matter who wins–socialist Democrats or socialist Republicans–we lose!

The Socialist Republican Party Ain’t Your Friend, Folks

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Many of us have been beguiled over the years into believing the outright lie that the “conservative” Republicans were out there protecting us from the liberal Democrats so we should all vote for them so they can keep on “protecting” us from those raving liberals. To say that such regurgitated hogwash is bovine fertilizer would be to give it credit it does not deserve. That’s how bad it is!

With some exceptions the Republicans are every bit as bad as the Democrats. But they dare not admit that lest it cost them votes in the next election. So they keep parroting the lie of Republican “conservatism.” A friend just sent me some of his comments on recent events and he made a good observation. He said: :”When the Republicans get in office they seldom totally clean out the Democrat appointees and their hires. Big mistake. Many of the really rotten ones were Bush era…The Bush people sabotaged Trump and are really partners with the Democrats.” He is right on target here, except the keeping by Republicans of Democratic holdovers is not a big mistake–it is intentional, because the Republicans and Democrats all work for the same people.

And anyone who tells you the Republicans will fight against socialism for you is whistling Yankee Doodle. Researcher Arthur R. Thompson, in his informative book In the Shadows of the Deep State gives us a little history I’m willing to bet will never show up in your high school history book. I have found some of the same stuff when I did research for Donnie Kennedy’s and my book Lincoln’s Marxists.

Mr. Thompson tells us: “The vast majority of Americans are not aware, for instance, that Karl Marx wrote for the New York Tribune for eleven years prior to and including the first year of the American Civil War. The Tribune at the time was the largest Sunday circulation newspaper in the United States. Marx was not the only European communist that wrote for the Tribune, and many on its editorial staff, as well as its publisher, Horace Greeley, were part of the communist network in America at that time. Horace Greeley was very active in forming an organization that established nearly 50 communist communes across America at the time. Greeley, along with two other prominent political figures, including one in the Senate, joined the First International shortly after it was formed. It was the communist/socialist organization that helped to build the circulation of the Tribune. The Tribune’s staff in turn played a major role in the establishment of the Republican Party in 1854 in the person of Alvan Bovay (after a planning meeting with Greeley about building a new party). Bovay worked for the Tribune for a time. The party was formed primarily out of the commune leadership that existed in Ripon, Wisconsin. This commune, known as Ceresco, was part of the Greeley organization…It was the socialist apparatus that propelled the rapid growth of the Republican Party to the extent that the Whigs faded away and finally politicians such as Lincoln joined the GOP in opposition to the Democrats months and years after it was founded…The Swamp is much older than people realize and one has to look back to see its origins and how it gained control, particularly over history.”

That, folks, gives you a brief introduction to the foundations of the “conservative” Republican Party, which really works hand in glove with the liberal (socialist) Democratic Party. Do you begin to grasp now why nothing ever changes in Washington? And why the Republicans, many of them closet socialists, stabbed Trump in the back? Are you beginning to connect the dots yet?

I hear people now howling about why we really need our two-party system to be strengthened. More hogwash, drivel, whatever you want to call it. We have not had a two party system in this country for over a century now and the supposedly conservative Republican Party was actually founded by socialists, not conservatives.

Anyone looking for “conservative” help from the Republicans may well get stabbed with the same knife they used on Trump! When Donnie Kennedy and I first got our book published the title of the first edition was Red Republicans and Lincoln’s Marxists. Are you beginning to get a slight glimmer as to why we called it that?

The Real Republican Party Is The Party Of Abraham Lincoln The Socialist

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

How quickly we forget our real history, if in fact we were taught any real history. I watched the despicable charade this week as establishment Republicans lined up waiting for their chance to stab Donald Trump in the back. They all got their chance and they wielded the knife with gleeful abandon. Voters should remember that and if by some chance a new political party should emerge from this horrendous betrayal then those that supported Trump should abandon the Republican Party yesterday if not sooner!

Rand Paul said that if the Senate agrees to impeach Trump after he has left office then fully one third of those in the Republican Party would bolt the party and go elsewhere. They should do that even if the Senate does not impeach. The Republican Party is not worth their support. It is run by scalawags like Mitch McConnell, whose wife either owns or has connections to a company in Communist China. So it would seem that, at real levels, McConnell has no problems with communists. To label those Republicans that stabbed Trump in the back as scumbags would, I think, be a step up for them.

We look at the Democratic Party in our day and recognize the taint of radical socialism has taken over that party. However, there was a time when the Democrats were the conservatives and the Republicans were the radical socialists. Today both parties are radically socialist at the leadership levels. The Republicans try to cover it up but they are lying to us.

If you look at the foundations of the Republican Party, going back into the 1850s, you find that those foundations lean heavily toward the far left. The Republicans’ first presidential candidate was John C. Fremont, the “pathfinder” and Fremont was a socialist. Donnie Kennedy and I dealt with him and his socialism in our book Lincoln’s Marxists. The second edition of our book is out of print, but the first edition, back in 2007, is still available.

The Republican Party’s second presidential candidate was Abraham Lincoln and Mr. Lincoln was also a socialist. Way back in 2006 I did an article for the internet called Mr. Lincoln The Socialist. You can still find it on the Dixie Outfitters website but not too many other places thanks to media and big tech censorship policies. Politically incorrect material is now being either removed or, at best, being shadow banned. Quite a bit of my material has suffered this fate.

I noted in the Lincoln socialist article that Mr. Lincoln had warm words for Robert Owen’s socialist experiment in New Harmony, Indiana. Lincoln was a great admirer of Henry Clay and his “American System.” I noted an article by Thomas DiLorenzo, written back in the late 1990s called Henry Clay–National Socialist. Tom DiLorenzo was right on target about Henry Clay’s socialism. So if Clay was a socialist and Lincoln was a follower and admirer of Clay, what does that tell you about Lincoln? The fact that Lincoln went out of his way to recruit socialist and communist generals for his Union Army shows he had no problem with socialists and communists. And please don’t try to tell me Lincoln didn’t know where these guys were coming from. Lincoln was not stupid–he knew!

And today’s Republicans know too. They have no trouble sitting at the same political table with socialists and communists as long as they can get their slice of the political pie. That’s what the Republican Party is really all about. They are the “loyal opposition” to the Democratic Party. In fact their agenda is to take us over the same political cliff as the Democrats. They just want to do it a little slower. That’s the only difference between the two parties. The Republicans are just “slow Democrats.” We would do well to remember that. I do hope Mr. Trump has learned that lesson. Maybe it will stand him in good stead down the road if he remains politically active.

What About Another Country?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, it looks like the Republican/Democratic deep state establishment plans to steal the recent election from Donald Trump. Many Republicans are looking to stab him in the back and it would seem that his open detractors–from the Vice President and the Supreme Court on down have decided they favor a Harris/Biden presidency over another term for Trump. Mr. Trump has millions of friends among ordinary folks but the ruling elites want him gone and to that end they will deny him any chance to present clear evidence of massive vote fraud–even though such exists. The courts will refuse even to consider it, claiming it doesn’t exist. It does exist and they are liars, along with the mainstream media, but they control the levers of power so Trump and, by extension, the American electorate, will end up being screwed yet one more time. We should be used to this by now.

Seeing the game will always be played this way–is anyone out there in favor of secession?

I read an interesting article by Thomas Luongo for December 24, 2020 on https://www.lewrockwell.com and Mr. Luongo’s comments were worth noting. He said, in part, “So, for me, the idea of the U.S. breaking up into its component parts has been a constant companion most of the adult life. And, as a libertarian, I always think in terms of secession first, rather than revolution. It sits on my shoulder whispering in my ear the truth of what’s in front of us. We’ve reached a very important moment in world history. It is that moment where the promises of classical liberalism are failing in the face of a creeping totalitarian nightmare…secession, not revolution, is always the better option rather than the pre-packaged violent one which the oligarchs always seem to prepare for us.” He has a point and he knows his history too. He talks about the mythology that surrounds the War of Northern Aggression. He observes: “The mythology states this was the war we had to fight to prevent slavery’s survival into the 20th century. But, was it that? Slavery may have been a dividing line to stoke the passions but it wasn’t the big factor driving the states apart, the Tariff of Abomination was. Again, if we’re being honest with ourselves wasn’t Lincoln’s war where the ideals of the American Revolution–a compact between the sovereign states–were finally betrayed? Aren’t we reaping the whirlwind of that war today with a Supreme Court who believes it has the power to ignore interstate grievances because none of the justices, even Thomas and Alito, believe in a compact of equals today? Remember. the South was more than willing to leave in peace. And any reasons Lincoln had for fighting the war over the seizure of Federal property, i.e. the proximate cause for the events at Fort Sumter, could have been worked out, again, equitably as gentlemen, rather than through the butchering of 600,000 Americans over four years.” If I recall correctly, the South sent a delegation to Washington to try to do just that, but Mr. Lincoln wasn’t having any of that!

And he asks another interesting question–one I have asked before. “What if all the conservatives mourning the Constitution today thanks to a feckless Supreme Court and treasonous Congress have it all wrong? What if the America they mourn the death of today died in 1865, not 2020?” God questions, especially for those that don’t want to touch them with a ten foot pole or even admit they exist.

I have seen several other articles dealing with secession in recent weeks–a “peaceful secession” if possible. This is something to be considered for a new year especially since the powers that be, our ruling elites, have decided that no way is Mr. Trump to be allowed to make his case in the courts–or anywhere else they can censor him out of.

I will quote briefly from an article on https://www.armstrongeconomics.com that says: “I have gotten a number of emails asking what can we do? It looks like there will be a 3rd party forming. We need to nurture that because both the Democrats and the Republicans are all about maintaining political control over the people.” He raises an interesting point here. But let me ask a question. Instead of a third party, what about a second country–a confederated states of America? The deep state and its henchmen control the country we have now regardless of Mr. Trumps gallant efforts to reverse that situation. With Harris/Biden in the White House they will work to consolidate that control over our lives–creating, in effect, a new class of slaves–honest patriotic Americans, especially if they are Christians.

That fact alone should give us cause to reconsider the secession option because, whether we like it or not, that question ain’t going away. In light of where we are it needs to be considered.

The Rot Goes Really Deep–Secession May Be The Only Answer

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Folks, the spiritual and political rot in this country goes lots deeper than many of us thought. It seems to go all the way down from the Supreme Court, to many of the lower courts and state legislatures. There seems to be a concerted effort at all levels to steal the election from Trump and to coronate the Harris/Biden ticket no matter what. The fix is in and no one, so it seems, has either the guts or the will to fight back. So much easier just to let Biden and his potential Marxist running mate take over and then many of them will gripe when that does not work out the way they thought it would.

Anyone who honestly thinks you can play patty cake with the Marxists has got mush for brains.

According to https://nationalfile.com twenty states have joined the state of Texas in asking the Supreme Court to challenge the fraudulent elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan and Wisconsin. These states represent the real heart of the country.

But you know what? The Supreme Court just ain’t interested. They tossed the Texas lawsuit. They didn’t reject the merits of the case–they rejected it on “standing” Rudy Giuliani said the Supreme Court made a “terrible, terrible mistake” when they refused to hear the Texas case. He said this evidence of voter fraud “will remain an open sore in our history” if it is not addressed. Giuliani is now going to try to bring the case up in the District Court. Who knows how much success he will have there? He noted “Because the worst part of this is, basically, the courts are saying they want to stay out of this and they don’t want to give us a hearing. They don’t want the American people to hear these facts and I think that’s a terrible, terrible mistake.”

If you think I am being hard on the Supreme Court you should see what Becky Akers says about them on https://www.lewrockwell.com on December 12th. She noted in her comments that Things have changed in the last few hours. The Supreme Dead have upheld the recent election steal and Joe Biden will be president on January 20th. All that is left is a secession movement of Red States. From the beginning of this electoral charade, I never understood why patriots believe the Court would rule in favor of decency and fairness. Does it ever? The Supreme Dorks are Leviathan’s creatures and always have been–all of them. Whether they’re conservative or Marxist, they don’t descend to that level without cooperating and even enthusiastically endorsing the State’s wickedness…”

There is that nagging secession question again. For some folks who don’t want to hear it, it just never quite seems to go away. When I used to talk about secession back in the late 90s many of the people I worked with laughed at me. They thought it was ludicrous–and they were patriotic folks, but it seems that they had bought into this apostate “One Nation Indivisible” claptrap in the Unitarian Pledge of Allegiance. But since then the secession question has refused to go away. I wonder if they are still laughing.

The Zero Hedge website for December 12 noted that “Texas Republican Party Chairman Allen West is fuming after the Supreme Court denied the state’s bid to challenge Joe Biden’s wins in Pennsylvania, Georgia, Wisconsin and Michigan–and has suggested what sounds a lot like secession.”

West observed, and accurately so, “The Supreme Court, in tossing the Texas lawsuit that was joined by seventeen states and 106 US congressmen, have decreed that a state can take unconstitutional actions and violate its own election law. Resulting in damaging effects on other states that abide by the law, while the guilty state suffers no consequences. This decision establishes a precedent that says states can violate the US constitution and not be held accountable.” Mr, West is right. But you know something? From the Supreme Court on down, the courts don’t give a tinker’s damn whether the Constitution is violated or not. The important thing–the only thing that matters–is to get the Harris/Biden duo into office so they can work their Marxist miracles on the American public! That agenda must not be prevented no matter what!!!

West added, in concluding his remarks “This decision will have far reaching ramifications for the future of our constitutional republic. Perhaps the law-aiding states should band together and form a Union of states that will abide by the constitution.”

The thought comes to me–suppose “sleepy Joe Biden” and his Marxist running mate end up being the Abraham Lincoln of our day and cause the secession of several states that are opposed to their Marxist agenda? Does some of our history repeat itself? I don’t pretend to know–but one thing I do know–whether soon or late–the secession question is not going away any time soon.

The Real Civil War Is On! (But lot’s of folks don’t realize it yet)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Just saw an interesting article by Tom Luongo on https://tomluongo.me/2018/07/20/in-u-s-sometimes-cia-eat-you/  about how we are, at this point, in the preliminary stages of our first civil war. Mr. Luongo correctly notes that the Lincoln atrocity in 1861-65 was not a civil war but was rather a war to prevent Southern independence with Northern aggression.

He notes that a real civil war is one where both sides fight for control of the existing government. And you have to admit, that is what we have at this point. The fight goes on daily, in the prostitute press and on the streets and in the halls of Congress.

Luongo observed, correctly, that “Since Donald Trump held his press conference in Helsinki next to Russian President Vladimir Putin the cries of ‘treason’ have been escalating. With each article written and each cable news segment aired, the position of our leaders in government became clear. ‘We decide what the function of this government is, not you.’ All Statist arguments boil down to the State saves the savage rabble from themselves. Thus forms the ideological core of this conflict between The People and The Government, but really this is about power. And The People want theirs back.”

On one side stands the Deep State Establishment–the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and various foundation-supported Leftist stooges and their profligate “news” media. On the other side, as Luongo puts it are: “our agent, Donald Trump” and us deplorables. It’s a bit of a different twist than our first pseudo “civil war” where Lincoln, Seward, Stanton and the whole Washington Establishment were against us ordinary folks, whether we lived in the North or the South. But, then, that one was all about power, too. All that blather about freeing the slaves was just window dressing. The real name of the game was changing our history, culture, and form of government.

It worked then, although there was resistance. There is also resistance this time. We just have to wait and see if there is enough to preserve the shreds of our culture that are left or if, due to our apostasy, the Lord will be pleased to let it all go down the tubes as He did for Israel in 70AD.

As of now, our current civil war is mostly a war of information–America’s patriots against the Leviathan of the Deep State and its rather slimy Swamp Creatures. The only ones using guns and partaking of violence are the Deep State’s stooges over on the Far Left–the folks that preach gun control and love and–whatever. They can mostly get by with violence where ordinary folks can’t because of the double standard of our current “Justice” system. And if you don’t think there’s a double standard you just haven’t been paying attention for the last 50 years. Ask yourself why Hillary is still walking around while people who have done one tenth of what she has done are sitting in the slammer in solitary confinement.

I am afraid, not too far down the road, this current civil war we are all involved in whether we want to be or not, will get beyond the information stage as the Deep State folks finally decide that they are going to really show us who runs the show. Shades of 1776 and 1861! Those folks who want to just go and hide somewhere and not get involved are going to be forced to choose one side or the other. Conditions will not allow them to be “mugwumps” with their mug on one side of the fence and their wump on the other!

Another site you might want to check out is

http://www.oliverwrightesq.com/truth-was-irrelevant-wsj-asks-was-brennans-action-the-real-treason