How “History” Professors View the “Civil War”

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Many who will read this are already aware of how our current crop of “historians”–so called, view the War of Northern Aggression. However, some who read it may not be all that aware, and so this is written for those unaware ones who still labor under the naive delusion that the War was fought over slavery and that communism did not rear its ugly head in America until at least the 1930s. Well, it did rear its ugly head in the 30s–but it was the 1830s, not the 1930s. By the 1930s communism was already well established here. It’s just that no one bothered to inform the American public.

I spend considerable time on the internet scrounging around for information in those areas that concern me, and one of those areas is the record of communist and socialist infiltration in this country, both in the 19th and 20th centuries.

I recently ran across an article by Andrew Zimmerman, a professor of history at George Washington University. The article was written back in July of 2013 and, at that time, Professor Zimmerman was working on an international history of the American War of Northern Aggression. Of course he didn’t call it that.

He had some interesting commentary in his article that backed up what Donnie Kennedy and I said in our book Lincoln’s Marxists.  The title of his article was The Civil War Was a Victory for Marx and Working-Class Radicals. When I read that I thought “I wonder what some of the students in high school and college history classes would think of Zimmerman’s viewpoint if it were presented to their classes in this manner.” of course, thanks to decades of government school indoctrination that might not bother all of them, but it might bother some–and that “some” might ask embarrassing questions of their “history” teachers. To counteract that possibility the War is usually presented to our students as a noble Northern crusade to eradicate slavery in that mean old, racist, South. The fact that four slave states remained in the Union is seldom touched upon.

Zimmerman couches it in this manner, quite revelatory in its own way.  He says: “For revolutionary socialists, the Civil War was a decisive victory in an even larger struggle between democracy and private property.” The communists are really high on “democracy.” It’s one of their favorite euphemisms, but they don’t mean the same thing by it you have been taught to believe it is.

Professor Roy Colby, in his book A Communese-English Dictionary notes the communist understanding of democracy as: “a collectivistic dictatorship; a totalitarian state.” It’s interesting that the Founding Fathers all had a very dim view of Democracy. They felt it eventually led to tyranny. So what Professor Zimmerman is telling us, whether he even realizes it or not, is that the Civil War was a victory for the totalitarian state against the concept of private property. You folks that have never thought of it in those terms need to start trying to wrap your minds around that concept.

And Zimmerman, again, back up what Donnie Kennedy and I noted in Lincoln’s Marxists when he says: “Marx also followed the progress of the Civil War closely because so many of his fellow exiled European revolutionaries fought in the ranks of the Union Army. Defeated and sent into American exile after a wave of European revolutions in 1848-49, many discovered the struggle against slavery a more hopeful strategy than they have previously pursued. Revolutionary socialists were thus one of the many groups that won the Civil War. For them it was a decisive victory in an even larger struggle between democracy and private property.

How many of you have ever seen the results of the War of Northern Aggression presented in this fashion? Not many I’ll wager. What Zimmerman is telling you here, if you can begin to grasp it, is that the result of the War of Northern Aggression was a victory for communism against the right of private property–and by private property I don’t just mean slaves. Anyone who has read about Sherman’s March through Georgia and South Carolina knows the utter contempt Sherman and his “bummers” had for private property–all private property. They expended lots of time and effort destroying as much as they could in their gentle ministrations to an almost prostrate Confederacy. And they were especially hard on Christian Churches. Does that tell you anything? It should!

So communism, in one form or another, has been alive and well in this country for longer than most people care to think about. Zimmerman is probably not even aware of Donnie’s and my book, but his commentary in this article backs up just about everything we said in it, only in a little less detail.

I don’t know Professor Zimmerman, but from the way he writes I would assume he is a graduate of the University of Political Correctness. And, in his honesty,  he admits to the same things Donnie and I have written about. Seems I have read a passage in Scripture about something being confirmed in the mouths of two or three witnesses.

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Federal Fertilizer Thrown at Bundys–Part two

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The judge was forced to admit that the federal prosecutor had really screwed up in regard to the evidence they had “forgotten” to turn over, which just happened to violate the due process of the Bundys. You might be tempted to wonder what was in that evidence. Well, it included–records about the federal surveillance at the Bundy Ranch; records about the presence of government snipers (can anyone say Vicki  Weaver?) and internal affairs reports about misconduct by Bureau of Land Management agents, among other things. There was evidence in six areas they didn’t bother passing along. I just listed three of them here.

According to an article in the Arizona Republic for January 8th “Former acting Nevada U.S. Attorney Steven Myhre, who led the prosecution had urged the judge in a December 29 motion to allow his office to retry the case. Prosecutors said Bundy conspired with militia groups and anti-government protesters to block a lawful round-up of his cattle from public lands…”This is nothing more than yet another full serving of thinly veiled Federal Fertilizer (and a poor grade of it at that) to allow them to keep their jackboot on the Bundys neck.

Recently, a BLM whistleblower, Larry Wooten, I think his name is, blew the whistle on a ton of stuff the BLM had been engaged in that they shouldn’t have been, and as you can see,  concealing evidence that would help the case of those on trial seems to be a problem they have–along with other federal agencies. It might almost lead some folks to question whether they could trust their government or not! And heaven forbid that such a thought would ever occur to the public!

In light of this, the judge was forced to turn the Bundys loose. It  had become quite apparent that the plan was to railroad them.

The judge, Gloria Navarro, (no friend of the Bundys on any count) noted that “One undated BLM report described the Bundys as non-violent,”  And she noted  also, that “since the October 1 discovery deadline, when prosecutors were required to turn over all material evidence to the defense, the prosecutors turned over 3300 pages of additional documents.” So, after their deadline was past, they ended up forking over an additional 3300 pages of evidence, most of which would help the defendants. Sounds like they have been taking lessons from Hillary!

So, while the Feds didn’t win at Bunkerville back in 2014, Cliven Bundy got his cattle back. However, gentle souls that they are, the cultural Marxist Feds never forget a loss and those that handed it to them–and they came back with a vengeance.  What else is new??? But this time, although it took them awhile, it didn’t quite work–and now even more people are beginning to wake up to what the BLM and other rogue federal agencies are doing and more and more people a getting fed up and ticked off with an out-of-control federal government peopled with Deep State Swamp Creatures. And so the War goes on–and make no mistake about it–this IS a spiritual battle.  Politics really has very little to do with it.

If a few more Christians would only wake up and realize that, we might get a little more help.

Federal Fertilizer in the Bundy Ranch Standoff

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Most folks may not remember or be aware of it, but back in April of 2014, I did a series of ten articles on https://revisedhistory.wordpress.com about the Bundy Ranclh situation and the egregious behavior of the Bureau of Land (mis)Management. Most folks outside of the West don’t know much about the Bureau of Land Management, (BLM)–ironically with the same initials as the Black Lives Matter Leftist group. Actually, the two groups could probably be comfortably merged into one and, outside of skin color, hardly anyone would know the difference.

Having spent time in the West over tlhe years, I’ve talked to people who were forced to deal with the BLM. For the sake of charity and brevity, let’s just say that, in the West, the BLM ain’t on too many people’s top ten list of popular organizations.

At any rate, in 2014, when the Bundy Family sought to prevent the BLM from killing and/or stealing their cattle, they were accused of leading an armed rebellion against federal agents. There’s the bovine fertilizer part right there.

We have reached a point in this country  where protecting your lives and property against federal aggression  is labeled “armed rebellion.” The Soviet Union had nothing on the “land of the free.” Whether Mr. Trump will be able to do anything about this federal tyranny remains to be seen, but you have to know the Feds will stop him if they can.

Cliven Bundy and his sons and several others were arrested for the high crime of defending Bundy property, and some of them have now endured four trials either resulting in not guilty verdicts or hung juries, but the Feds would love to keep on trying them in their Kangaroo Kourts  until they eventually found a jury that would convict them of something, anything, so the federal prosecutor could carve another notch on the butt of his Federal pistol.

Thanks to evidence that has surfaced, the judge has had to, reluctantly, dismiss all charges–with prejudice–which means that these poor folks can’t be dragged into another Kangaroo Kourt for yet another go-round with the federal bloodhounds. She was forced to admit that the federal prosecutor had really screwed up in regard to evidence they seem to have forgotten to turn over which violated the due process for the Bundy’s–seems there were about 3300 pages of it. No doubt, a minor federal “oversight.”

To be continued.

 

 

 

 

Judas Bannon, Hillary’s House Fire, and Deep State Deception

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, we have rocketed into the new year, with weather cold enough to freeze the ears off a brass monkey and growing paranoia amongst the ranks of the Swamp Dwellers in Sodom on the Potomac.

The news today is that the Justice Department may be reopening the case of Hillary’s missing emails (maybe all 33,000 of them). The denizens of the Deep State don’t necessarily want that kind of information floating around out there–unless they are planning on throwing Hillary under the bus, which case might be determined by how much dirt she has on some of them. And let’s face it, over the years the Clintons have amassed a pretty hefty body count!

So, how to distract the general public, us “deplorables, from exercising  too much curiosity in this area. Well, how about the latest Judas, Steve Bannon, all of a sudden deciding that Trump’s son, Donald Jr., committed treason when he met with that female Russian lawyer for a whole ten minutes back in the summer?  That should do it, right? Bannon’s comments were made in a book whose author has been known to stretch the truth somewhat in some instances. Yet you have to wonder, in this case, because Bannon has yet to deny what this guy wrote. If it were inaccurate all Bannon would have to do is say as much–and he hasn’t. So you have to wonder. Bannon’s protestations about how much he loves the president somehow are not quite enough in this instance. However, Bannon’s treachery here gives the deplorables something to drool over instead of Hillary’s missing emails or the Clinton Foundation

Then there is the situation of the “fire” at the Clintons New York home, and some enquiring minds might be tempted to ask just what was destroyed in that fire. Chris Menahan wrote an article that appeared on The Hill which asked the question “Did Hillary Clinton’s Chappaqua house catch fire because she was burning evidence” or something to that effect? We’ll never know, of course,  but it’s interesting that is happened just now, with all of Hillary’s other problems.

An article on http://www.infowars.com for January 4th noted: “Republicans on key congressional committees  say they have uncovered new irregularities and contradictions inside the FBI’s probe of Hillary Clinton’s emails.” Remember, this was the FBI under that paragon of virtue, James Comey, who, it turns out had already written Hillary’s exoneration letter in this shoddy matter before he even interviewed her. I wonder, do you call that prescience or what? The article continued: “For the first time, investigators say they have secured written evidence that some laws were broken when the former Secretary of State and her top aides transmitted classified information through her insecure private email server, lawmakers and investigators told The Hill.”

And, just for good measure, the Deep State denizens are out probably in the dark of night, floating that old canard about how Mr. Trump is reacting to questions about his mental fitness. If you follow this stuff, you will remember that they started pushing this stuff back in March of last year, but it didn’t seem to be going anywhere, and so they sort of laid it aside for possible future use. Well, “back to the future.”

Trump’s White House secretary,  who seems to be a pretty level-headed lady, said of all this: “It’s disgraceful and laughable. If he was unfit, he probably wouldn’t be sitting there, wouldn’t  have defeated the most qualified group of candidates the Republican Party has even seen.” And she went on to note Trump’s accomplishments (which are notable) in his first year in office.

But, you see, don’t you, that we have to have this cacophony of supposed Trump failures thrown in our faces at this time because  all this is supposed to detract from any “news” coverage the prostitute press is forced to put out there dealing with the reopening of the Hillary email case.

In regard to Judas Bannon in this situation, I think someone made him and offer he couldn’t refuse–and he jumped!

Happy New Year–We’re Not Updating Your InfoWars Connection!

by Al Benson Jr.

I just received, on 12/27. a New Year’s gift from Google. They decided not to update my InfoWars connection. All the other pages or email lists that I have listed seem to be getting updated daily except the InfoWars one. My first thought was “how petty!” But then I remembered that Google is one of those sources that had decided that the American public is better off if they only get one side of the story–the Deep State side. They don’t need to be aware of any of the rest of it–all that involves way too much thinking and decision making and our public school “educated” kids are just not up for that anymore, and unfortunately, neither are most of their parents (or grandparents).

I had read somewhere just recently that Google, Facebook, and one other Establishment outfit whose name escapes me at the moment, had all decided that they were going to start censoring what their readers got. Oh they don’t call it “censoring.” They have some fancy title for it that their executives were taught in school when the teacher had nothing better to do. But no matter what fancy handle you hang  on it, it all amounts to trying to keep as much information from their readership as possible in areas that make them queasy.

I don’t think this new omission is particularly aimed at me but it probably a policy aimed at anyone that has InfoWars listed as part of their daily reading. This forces me to go to another server to read the daily InfoWars updates, a minor inconvenience, but one I am willing to undertake, as InfoWars gives me information I seldom get from other sources and usually gives it to me ahead of what other sources do end up with it. So I will switch to the other server and keep up with the daily InfoWars commentary, and while I am there I will also check out updates for all the other pages I check daily, and there are a fair number of them.

Having two blog spots and publishing two newsletters puts me in the position of needing to keep up with current events as well as the historical material I write about. Just checking my email is good for about three hours a day, especially since the major uptick in anti-Confederate hysteria emerged a couple years ago.

So, if Google has decided that I (and many others) don’t need to be kept aware of what InfoWars publishes on a daily basis then all they do is force us onto other venues that are still willing to provide what we need.

The public today is not like the public in Nixon’s day, when all you had to get info on Watergate were the usual suspects–the three main media outlets–all controlled by the same people with the same statist worldview. Today you have the alt.right media and there is enough of that so the Establishment will never be able to shove Pandora back into the box again like they used to.

Today, the information is out there (just like “the truth is out there”) for those willing to look for it and there are sites like InfoWars, The Drudge Report, World Net Daily and a whole host of others putting out documentation that makes the Deep State absolutely cringe–and it’s about time!

So Google and Facebook and other Deep State outfits can withhold all they want, but eventually it’s going to get out there no matter what they do and they might as well get used to that.

Deo Vindice!

Chicago Needs To Think Twice Before Begging For UN “Peacekeeping” Troops

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

So the One World Government crowd in Chicago thinks they are doing the right thing by requesting United Nations “peacekeeping” troops to patrol their streets to root out crime and dispense with firearms? If you only had a clue as to what you are asking for–well, maybe some of you do and the idea doesn’t bother you. You feel you are taking an important step into the corridors of potential One World government and if only you show the way, others may follow your shining example.

Though others may try to follow your example, they will curse you for it in the end, once they wake up and find out what you have unleashed in this country.

“Huntin’ and peckin” around on the internet, I found an article by Declan Walsh Nicola Byrne on http://www.globalpolicy.org from way back in the ancient days of December of 2002. It was quietly titled UN Peacekeepers Criticized. Byrne started off the article with: “An Irish soldier  serving as a United Nations peacekeeper in Eritrea has been caught making pornographic videos of local women and is now serving a jail sentence in Ireland…the Eritrean government has condemned the activities of the Irish defense force and questioned its continued presence  in the war-scarred state in the Horn of Africa… Yesterday a government spokesman said ‘these people call themselves peacekeepers, when in fact all they want is a long holiday and a chance to fool around with our women. They do not respect our country, our culture, or our people’.” Later in the same article, it was noted that: “United Nations peacekeeping troops have been involved in a catalogue of crimes and scandals across the globe. During the UN peacekeeping mission in Somalia, it was claimed Canadian, Belgian, and Italian soldiers were involved in torture and murder. An inquiry by the Canadian government of a young Somali man in 1993,  found that he had been murdered by its troops and that a senior officer had lied  in an attempt to cover up the atrocity. Two soldiers were jailed.” This is not the only article I have read about this sort of thing. Could it be that the UN’s version of “peacekeeping” is somewhat different than ours?

Several instances are mentioned in a book I called attention to in my recent article on the UN. Author William Norman Grigg observed in his book Freedom On The Alter–The UN’s Crusade Against God & Family, on page 2, that “Survivors and witnesses of the UN’s 1961 ‘peacekeeping’ massacre in Katanga, a province of the former Belgian Congo, regard the ‘Blue Berets’ as something less than heroic.  Religious scholar Thomas Molnar, who has ample firsthand experience with UN ‘peacekeeping’ activities testified: ‘I have often walked in the footsteps of United Nations troops intervening for peace and seen the pillage, rape, and injustice. In the ex-Belgian Congo, Indian UN soldiers were feared like the plague’.”

And on page 3, Mr. Grigg observed that: “In 1994, UN ‘peacekeeping’ troops in Mozambique purchased sexual favors from impoverished children. In 1988, the director of the Belgian UNICEF committee was convicted of participation in a child sex and prostitution ring; the organization’s Brussels office was used to manufacture child pornography, much of it involving children of North African descent…Somalians will recall that during the UN’s ‘Operation Restore Hope,’ civilians were massacred  indiscriminately by Pakistani ‘peacekeepers’.”

Now I have to admit that reading about some of this stuff is pretty gruesome. I don’t particularly enjoy writing about it. There are other subjects I’d much rather deal with, but, people need to be aware of some of what has gone on under UN auspices in the name of “peace.” The United Nations gives you the same kind of “peace” you get from the Communists!

So, with the politicians in Chicago pandering for UN participation in their city, we have to ask, is this something we really want in this country? Even in Chicago??? The city council in Chicago needs to realize what they are asking for–if some of them don’t know already. Years ago someone said to me, and I never forgot it “Be careful what you ask for–you may get it.” I recall one instance in my  life where this came true and it drove the point home.

The UN may have a record of “peacekeeping. But, is it the kind of “peace” we want, and at what cost, and to who? The last thing you want in this country is United Nations “peacekeepers.” The “peace” you get from them may be the “peace” of the grave!

United Nations Troops In Chicago? If they can get by with it!

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

UN troops policing Chicago? I thought maybe during the socialist reign of Comrade Obama, but during a Trump presidency? Well, yes, if they can get by with it.

I read an article on Zero Hedge this evening (12/19) that basically asked this question–Is the situation in North Korea and the Middle East a giant distraction? Good question. Anyone remember the Gulf of Tonkin? A lie with the purpose of getting us into a war we should never have been in to begin with.

And now we have all this going on in Asia and the Middle East, where everyone’s attention is distracted, and a member of the Cook (Crook) County board of commissioners  in Chicago is trying to invite the United Nations and its troops into this country via the back door while no one is paying attention. According to an article on CNSNews.com  “Democrat Richard Boykin, flew to New York City on Thursday for talks with a senior U.S. peacekeeping official, proposing that the world body deploy blue helmets in Chicago to deal with what he called ‘genocide’.”

By whose authority did Mr. Boykin do this? Did he have official sanction for doing it, and if so, by whom? If not, he shouldn’t be doing it–and actually, he shouldn’t be doing it anyway. Where does the Cook County board of commissioners get off asking the UN to come in here and help us solve our problems? The Police Superintendent has noted that the UN has no jurisdiction on US soil. So how are they going to come in here and police anything? Even an invite from the Cook County board wouldn’t cut the mustard because these would be foreign troops with no official jurisdiction in the United States, Illinois, or anywhere else here. Or is this a behind-the-scenes move to try to change that–to set some sort of precedent whereby the UN would be allowed in? Suspicious minds want to know.

Writer Alex Thomas noted, in an article that appeared on https://www.activistpost.com that: “Boykin then went on to stunningly reveal that he is actually seeking to have the United Nations police the civilian population in Chicago.” While those who have been (mis)labeled as “conspiracy theorists” have believed that UN forces would eventually be sent to police the streets of America, it seems that we now have concrete proof that this is, indeed, the plan. So while the “news” media distracts us with all manner of drivel, and keeps our attention elsewhere, here come the UN troops for Chicago (and eventually other places).

Although this isn’t official yet, it should concern every patriotic American that it is even being discussed–or planned. I will have to check up on Mr. Boykin’s political background to see if I can determine where he is coming from. If I find anything worthwhile I will update this.

In the meantime, if you really want to find out where the UN is coming from I would recommend doing a little homework. I know folks just hate to read nowadays. Their “public school” educations have taught them to hate to read, but often you have to read to learn.

Check out an excellent book by G. Edward Griffin, who has a website on the internet. The book is The Fearful Master–A second look at the United Nations. It was published way back in 1964. You can check Amazon for it or it might even be on the internet. Another good one is Freedom on the Alter–The UN’s Crusade Against God & Family by William Norman Grigg, and I am pretty sure I’ve seen this one on Amazon.

Once you begin to understand where the UN is really coming from you will understand why UN troops are the last people you want being responsible for law and order on the streets of America–in Chicago or anywhere else!

Update: From http://www.intellihub.com on 12/20/17–

WCKG 1530 AM radio station operator Matt Dubiel claims that The Alex Jones Show radio feed was cut off,  “faded,” as Jones started speaking about the U.N. vehicles which have already entered Chicago.Additionally, (Shepard) Ambellas, Intellihub’s founder noted on Dec 16 that “Cook County Commissionar Richard Boykin and his team met with the Assistant Secretary General of the United Nations on Friday to request the organization deploy armed troops into the streets in an effort to curb violent crime and sidestep Posse comitatus ” which is supposed to prevent foreign troops from being deployed in this country.

Station operator Matt Dubiel stated that he spotted a trainload of U.N. vehicles entering the city of Chicago back in August and when he pulled off the road to get some video of it he was followed and arrested. If this is accurate this would mean that the U.N. vehicles were already there and are now ready to be deployed in whatever game the Deep State boys have been working on while most of us slept!