Common Sense? The Power of Prayer? Or Both?

by Al Benson Jr.

My last two posts, on April 8th and 11th were both understandably negative given what seemed to be transpiring. It seemed as if Trump had totally jumped the traces and was totally into “nation-building” and out of  the “America First” business. It was inconceivable to me how he could have turned so quickly.

The folks that were praying for him I urged to keep on praying for him, that he would have the wisdom to do the right thing.

Either the power of prayer, or good old common sense, or both, prevailed–at least for now. I expect this problem to arise again, if not with Syria then with some other hot spot somewhere in the world. Mr. Trump has so few good advisers that will point him the right way and so many bad advisers that are more than anxious to push him into starting World War 3 that this is going to be an ongoing struggle for him. Quite frankly, he has lots of folks giving him bad advice that he’d be lots better off without. He’s be lots better off if he cleared them out of the White House and awarded them all ambassadorships to Lower Slobovia or East Overshoe or some other such location–someplace the damage they do could be limited. And I am not talking here about Steve Bannon. His vision here is more in line with Mr. Trump’s than it is with the Neo-cons who are trying to start the next war.

If we fight another war and it’s a nuclear war, maybe some of these war-mongers have got bomb-proof shelters they can go crawl into. What about the rest of us? They couldn’t care less as long as they get their war.

Anyway, according to an article by Michael Goodwin in the New York Post Mr. Trump is not planning an invasion of Syria. He is quoted in the article as saying “We’re not going into Syria, Our policy is the same–it hasn’t changed. We’re not going into Syria…Our big mission is getting rid of ISIS. That’s where it’s always been…”

And Rex Tillerson said on Sunday, April 9th that he still stood behind: “a political process that we believe the Syrian people will lawfully be able to decide the fate of Assad.” That is as it should be, whether foaming at the mouth liberals (socialists) and Neo-Cons like it or not. It’s not up to us to be running all over the world saying who can rule here or there and who can’t. Quite frankly, most of it is none of our damned business! And we wonder why the rest of the world hates Americans! It’s because we are always sticking our noses in someplace they aren’t wanted. This country has a Yankee/Marxist mentality. We think everybody else’s business is our concern. This attitude has abounded since the War of Northern Aggression.

So keep praying that the President will get the counsel and advice he needs to govern wisely and that the Lord will be pleased to shut the mouths of those who want more wars and foreign entanglements and eventually, a New World Order.

Something Smells Rotten in Syria (and in Washington, too)

by Al Benson Jr.

By now almost everyone still breathing has to have heard about this gas attack in Syria. Everyone is screaming that Assad did it, but as is the case with the fake story of Trump and his Russian connections, I have not seen any real evidence yet. Emotional outbursts there have been in abundance, but let’s see some evidence. There was none with the “Trump and the Russians” scenario, so let’s see some with this gas attack that proves that Assad did it. They say that Assad has that sarin gas used in the attack. He probably does, but ISIS has it too, or at least some possibly watered-down form of it.

The reports I’ve heard say that Assad has been winning his war against ISIS. Not that the news media would ever report that. But, if that is the case, why would he then turn around and pull a bonehead stunt like this one that will set everything back for him and get the Americans mad at him? It makes no earthly sense!

And something else bothers me about all this. All of a sudden all the people in Washington that hated Trump’s guts; McCain, Pelosi, Schumer, and a whole batch of other slithery Leftist creatures who couldn’t say enough bad things about him re now, all of a sudden, staunchly in his corner and they just love what he is doing in Syria Does that tell you anything??? It tells me that they have finally found some way to co-opt him, whether through his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, which I have seen reports of, or in some other way. All of a sudden Trump is dealing with the very folks that, a month ago, were working to slit his political throat. And his core concept of making America great again  seems to be going by the wayside in favor of the neo-con’s “nation building” program in the Middle East–the exact same game Comrade Obama played so very well, as did Bush 2 before him.

Interestingly enough, on http://www.garynorth.com for April 8th, Mr. North noted: “Donald Trump campaigned on the promise he would ‘bomb the hell out of ISIS.’ Instead he bombed installations of the Syrian government. This was on April 6, 2017–one hundred years to the day after the House voted for war with Germany.” This gas attack has “false flag” written all over it!

Back when Slick Willie was in office and having his problems over “that woman” Monica Lewinsky, and there was talk of his impeachment, Clinton “suddenly” decided to bomb Iraq–with “the unanimous support of his national security advisers.” Given the body count of those who had disagreed with the Clintons over something or other, would they have dared to say anything else? According to an article on http://www.dailymail.co.uk  for August 26, 2016: “The strikes–known as Operation Desert Fox–were ordered the day after the House of Representatives issued  report accusing the president of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’ and ended the day the articles of impeachment were passed. Previous strikes in 1996, Operation Desert Strike, were ordered during a campaign finance scandal.” So it often seems that problems in the Middle East suddenly erupt when some scandal in Washington is about to erupt–and they are very convenient for focusing media and public attention on the Middle East, and away from the potential scandal problem. Understand, I am not accusing President Trump of anything, except possibly a lack of historical knowledge and probably taking bad advice from some family members, and those who have a vested interest in dragging us (and him) away from his “America first” agenda and back  into the New World Order agenda.

Consider this; there seems to be a growing possibility that this Susan Rice affair could turn out badly for Hillary and the other socialist Democrats and there has been mounting concern over that in the past couple weeks. How much have you seen in the prostitute press about that since this Syrian situation hit?

Mr. Trump has been a shrewd businessman (and I don’t mean that in a negative sense), but I don’t think he has yet grasped the totally devious nature of the political mind and how underhanded it can really be. That, and bad advice, for whatever reason, from his in-laws,  seems to be leading him down the New World Order’s garden path at this point. Let us pray the Lord will give him wisdom to see where all this is going, and that he might repent of it and return to his original vision–the one the voters put him into office to enact.

“Racist” Cows?

by Al Benson Jr.

We have been duly informed by the politically correct, the cultural Marxists among us, that anyone politically to the right of Ho Chi Minh or Fidel Castro is a “deplorable” racist. Evidence  for this accusation?  Well, who needs evidence? Just say it long enough and loud enough and people will believe it. The Social Justice warriors way over on the Far Left fringe have decreed it. Ain’t that enough? After all, who would even think of questioning “social justice” or its  provocateurs?

However, in recent days the social justice campaign seems to have reached new and more glorious  heights. According to the website Intellihub the animal rights group PETA has continued to add to its list of “unusual” claims, and this time they have put out a video that literally claims that drinking milk just might mean you are a closet racist. Intellihub recently said: “The group posted the video on Friday in a Tweet that reads, ‘Did you know that milk has long been a symbol used by white supremacists?”

Wow, I didn’t know that did you? Well, they say you learn something new every day (even if it is slightly off the wall). So now we have had the ultimate tool of the Far Right white supremacy crowd exposed for what it really is–Milk, white milk! Well, if it’s white it must be “racist” right?  I mean, everything white is racist isn’t it? Makes you wonder about snow doesn’t it?

So I thought, in view of this startling revelation that we ought to take this whole racist scenario one step further and expose yet another layer of deep-rooted racism–Cows!

I mean, after all, the brown cow eats green grass but she gives white milk, so it stands to reason, at least among the progressive Left, that the cow is racist too. Doesn’t it? What other logical conclusion could a devout cultural Marxist come up with? If she wasn’t racist couldn’t we, at least once in awhile, depend on chocolate milk from her? The fact that she continually provides only white milk must indicate that the cow, knowingly or not, has deep racist tendencies.  And what about her owner? He has to be a flaming racist too. Do we dare ask how many cows he has that only give white milk? Is there a right-wing conspiracy here among the agricultural set to flood the country with white milk? If so, this needs to be exposed. The Communist News Network should send out some hot-shot reporter, have him sneak around the dairy farm and get some samples of that white milk. Then he could have them tested for the amount of inherent racism they might contain. Anything over 50 grams per udderful would be enough to seal his journalistic career forever.

We must realize that this is a serious problem!  Racist milk from racist cows is flooding the country. Valiant anti-racists just can’t obtain brown, yellow, red, or black milk–all these miserable bovines today provide for us is this insipid, racist white stuff. Why it’s enough to gag a maggot!

The social justice folks need to start scratching around under the rocks and barrels to see if they can find a friend somewhere in Congress, one who might be ready to expose all this. Once they produce such a specimen he could introduce mandatory legislation nationwide that would force all daily farmers to inoculate their cows with something approved by the FDA that would turn the color of the milk given by cows into something besides white. I imagine, to the Flakes over on the leftist fringe, that would seem to be a reasonable solution to this horrible problem.

Seem to me I have seen an article or two in the local LameStream Media outlets that discussed in depth the traumatic experiences undergone by those that were forced to drink white milk. Having to drink white milk was more traumatic for them than someone having tipped over their little red wagons when they were three years old.

I know you can get chocolate and strawberry milk flavorings at the local super market, but even if you buy and use them, somehow it just isn’t the same when you realize the milk was white to begin with.

So there has to be some solution that could be introduced that would call for more federal regulation and at least one more layer of bureaucracy to ease the unemployment problems that Obama’s stimulus packages didn’t quite take care of.

I can see it now–pre-planned spontaneous street demonstrations all across the country, with people marching and carrying signs that say “White is Right; Strawberry is Red; and Chocolate is—whatever!” And you thought Trump’s Russian scenario was something!  Brother, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet!

A Little More Anti-Southern Media Propaganda?

by Al Benson Jr.

In getting on the computer to check my email the other day I ran across one of those classic surveys you often find on the Internet. This one listed all the different states in the country and purported to tell you which were the best ten states to live in and which were the ten worst states to live in

No doubt we have all seen this type of thing on the Internet from time to time. I don’t know if “survey” is the proper word to describe these things or not. They cover all manner of geographical topics–what are the ten best cities in the US to live in and what are the ten worst; what are the areas of the country that people are the most content in, or the least content in; what parts of the country have the cleanest air–state by state; what part of the country is the least racially prejudiced–state by state;  and what parts of the country are the most economically deprived–state by state.

Over the years I’ve checked out a batch of these just to see what conclusions they came up with, although after the first two or three I’d checked, I found there was a pattern to most of these. No matter what the subject covered was, the Southern states always seemed to end up at or near the bottom of the list. Northern “paradises” like New Jersey, New York, Michigan or Illinois always seemed to be close to or at the top of the list, while Louisiana, Georgia, Mississippi or Alabama always seemed to bump along somewhere in the bottom dozen.

These “surveys” or whatever you want to call them leave the distinct impression that the frozen North is heaven on earth, while the South is such a gosh-awful place that no one in his right mind would ever go there if he didn’t absolutely have to.

I hate to burst the surveyors’ politically correct little bubble (well, not really) but I think they’ve got a lot of it backwards, a not uncommon event among the politically correct.

Outside a couple years in West Virginia, a brief sojourn for me in Oklahoma before I was married, and myriad trips to the Western states over the years, my family and I have spent most of our lives in the North. Now it wasn’t all bad and there were some really good folks we knew (who were not Yankee types), but I have to tell you, after fourteen years in Louisiana, I have no desire to go back north to live. We are more content in the South than ever we were in the North, and we’d only go back under extreme duress, not by happy choice. Our son has now come south and is over in East Texas, and he really likes Texas.

One place, however, that I do have to agree with these “surveys” is when they deal with economic issues. The South is always listed as the most economically barren part of the country, with more folks at or below the poverty level and more folks on food stamps (although I don’t know how they outdo Chicago and Detroit) than most other places in the nation. And there is a reason for that–and not an accidental one. It was not always so. In fact, up until the War of Northern Aggression, the South was the most prosperous part of the country. After the shooting part of that war was over the tables were turned. When “reconstruction”  (actually deconstruction) was visited on the South  by a “benevolent” Yankee/Marxist regime in Washington, the South was turned into the poorest part of the country. And again, need I stress that this was no accident? Didn’t think so.

For those that would appreciated a little in-depth study as to the reasons for this situation I would urge you to read Punished with Poverty–The Suffering South by James and Walter Kennedy and published by Shotwell Publishing LLC of Columbia, South Carolina. You can find it on Amazon and it isn’t all that expensive but it is informative. In one place the Kennedys quote a Northern newspaper that stated: We mean to conquer them, Subjugate them… Never would traitors be permitted to ‘return to peaceful and contented homes’; instead they ‘must find poverty at their firesides and see privation in the anxious eyes of mothers and the rags of children’.  Now I submit–here is Yankee charity at its highest point!

To bear witness to this, Francis Butler Simkins wrote in A History of the South that “As soon as the federal troops got a foothold in the South property was seized and sold for nonpayment under the Direct Tax Act…It is estimated that the federal taxes collected in the South in 1865-68 exceeded the entire amount the federal government and private Northern agencies spent on Southern relief and reconstruction during that period.” Or, as one Yankee general said in Louisiana, during the Red River Campaign in 1864: “We didn’t come to buy, we came to take.” And take they did! If this is accurate, and I have no reason to think it isn’t, then the Yankee/Marxists actually turned a profit on “reconstruction” over and above what they just stole outright.

All that to say this: before you blame Southern folks for being lazy and shiftless and whatever else you can come up with, read the Kennedy Brothers’ latest book and it will give you a very good indication as to why “it is what it is” in the South, even today.

The Real Civil War is Now!

by Al Benson Jr.

In all of my growing up years the (fake) history books informed us that from 1861-65 we fought a “Civil War.” Needless to say, that was inaccurate. A civil war is when two opposing forces fight for control of the same government. What happened in the 1860s hardly fits that description. The Confederate States were not fighting to overthrow the government in Washington. All they wanted was to be free of it, but the Regime in Washington wasn’t having any of that because, as it turned out, the Southern states paid most of the tariffs in the country and to let them go would have cost the North and the government in Washington big bucks and so the South had to be kept in the Union so it could, as the man in the old John Wayne movie said “remit the extortion money.”

When the shooting part of that war was over, the government in Washington then resorted to that old Karl Marx favorite “reconstruction.” That was a charitable term for stealing anything of value left in the South after the shooting was over. But, whatever you want to call it–the War of Northern Aggression (an accurate title) or the War for Southern Independence (also accurate), it was not a civil war. The two sides were not fighting for control of the federal government in Sodom on the Potomac (yes folks, it was that, even back then).

However, what you see going on in Washington nowadays could more properly be called a civil war, because you have the legitimately elected administration of Donald Trump fighting against a shadow government that is trying to force it out of office and much of that effort is being controlled by the former president, who is, no matter what they say of him, a Marxist. And for help he has the lady Trump labeled as “Lying Hillary” and then there is George Soros, whose very deep pockets are paying for much of this effort. Soros, a former collaborator with the Nazis in his younger days, spends his money now fomenting revolutions around the world–and in the United States. To say he is to the left of Ho Chi Minh would be charitable.

Lots of folks reading this will be tempted to say “Oh, that’s only Benson’s opinion, what does he know?” And while I might not know a lot, there are other knowledgeable people that do.

One of them is Joachim Hagopian, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer. On March 6, 2017, and article he wrote appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com

Mr.Hagopian made several penetrating comments in this article and I cannot cover all of them here but I will try to hit a few of the pertinent ones germane to the current situation. He observed: “The United States federal government in Washington is under attack today. Our nation’s capital is presently under siege, not from military bombs or rockets fired by any foreign enemy but from powerful enemies within…With Obama-Hillary-Soros forces ostensibly maneuvering outside official government channels, against America’s legitimately elected President Trump, and their loyalist foot soldiers–the neocons…loyalists within the CIA/NSA/FBI still operating inside deep state, … with Mainstream Media, this sinister alliance is also organizing legions  of clueless young leftist protesters to be at the ready for deployment in the streets to wreak havoc violently rioting as paid insurgents. What we have here is an American Spring uprising, an insurgent regime change operation taking place right here in our own country, currently bent on overthrowing America’s existing ‘democratically elected’ government.” You could call it a coup if you want, and it is probably at least that, but I contend that, where you have a legitimately elected government which is being assaulted by an illegitimate “shadow government” that wants to assume control, then you have a civil war.

Never have we had a situation such as the one that presently exists in this country now where the legitimately elected new government is under constant (and I really mean constant) attack by the losers on the Left, to the point where they are using all manner of political slight of hand and outright lying to assume control that they were incapable of gaining via the ballot box. These people are truly cultural Marxists, to the point where they honestly believe they have the right to wield the power in this country and to hell with what the electorate wants! And they are, as I write this, attempting to seize it anyway they can.

So, whether we recognize it or not, we are in a civil war–against the Leftists who are working to usurp power they are not entitled to, but want anyway. And they mean to have it! Our citizenry had better wake up and realize what those people are all about. If they manage to oust Trump from office, where do you think you Second Amendment rights will be then–down the commode, that’s where. For starters, we better pray about all of this and ask the Lord’s guidance as to how we should respond–and it ain’t by letting them put their combat boots on our necks. And we better pray for the president, too, and pray against those who are trying to tear the country down.