Why Our Kids Never Went To Pubic School–Part Three

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

As I previously noted, it was not until we moved to Indiana that I grasped why most evangelical folks would not object to nor protest what went on in government schools.

In Indiana we found and attended an evangelical Presbyterian church because it was the only Reformed church we could find in the immediate area. We found a Christian school for our son to enter. Our daughter would not be ready for school for another year yet. Our son had previously been in a Baptist school in West Virginia. The new school in Indiana wasn’t everything we could have hoped for but it was still better than a government school. At least we felt that way–many of the folks in the church we attended were not quite sure of that. Just about all the families that attended this church had their kids in government schools, which they were quite satisfied with. And they thought our kids would be much better off in a government school than in a Christian school. I hope, at this point, no one tries to tell me the Christian faith in this country hasn’t been tampered with.

I think many of the people in our church in Indiana probably felt we were a little weird and as I talked to some of them I found that many, if not most, of their political convictions were not mine–and mine would never be theirs. I had seen too much to take their Pollyanna approach. I had a basic distrust of government. They thought I should love government.

After the time we had spent in West Virginia there was no way under Heaven our kids would go to a government school. They disagreed. They thought government schools were just great. They talked about how the local government schools had great sports and music programs and how our kids would benefit from all that. Although I didn’t say it out loud, my first thought at those sentiments was “I’m going to sell my kid’s souls for a good music program???” When I tried to tell them some of what I had seen in West Virginia it was simply beyond their ability to grasp. They couldn’t, or wouldn’t, believe the government education system would ever do what I described to them. Surely I must have been mistaken, or misunderstood what was being done down there.

They simply could not grasp the idea of little old ladies with broken shoulders and their arms in slings because the local and county law enforcement had hit them with billy clubs while they were breaking up textbook protest meetings. That simply was beyond their ken.

I recall one court hearing I attended, where the local gendarmes had arrested several protesters and one of them was one of the major protest leaders. His “crime” had been to talk to one of the police officers, asking them, please to not do what they were doing to these people. When the officer who had arrested him took the stand he could not even tell anyone what he had arrested the preacher for. He was asked several times by a lawyer that had been brought in to help the protesters and he remained mute–no reply. Justice in West Virginia! But the folks in our Indiana church didn’t want to hear any of this. The government school system would  never do what I said went on in West Virginia–end of conversation! So ours was most definitely the minority opinion in our church, but then, I guess that didn’t surprise me all that much. Mine has been the minority opinion most of the places I have been in my life.

But the education question never totally went away, and at one point, we even got them to agree to listen to the headmaster of our Christian school one Sunday evening after prayer service. At that time, the headmaster of the Christian school our kids went to was from Southern Indiana and he described himself as a “Jeffersonian Democrat.” He and I had many viewpoints in common, educationally and otherwise. Although the church folks listened to what he had to say that Sunday evening about Christian education, they didn’t really buy it, and you could tell from the comments that followed. If we wanted to do it, well, we were a bit odd anyway so it was “probably okay” but they weren’t having any. The following year he left the school and went back to Southern Indiana, for some pressing reason, I don’t just recall why at this point. The headmaster that replaced him was less satisfactory. He was a nice guy, but he didn’t know upside down from inside out and seemed to think he had it all figured out. He had a long way to go.

Awhile after that, due to circumstances I will not go into here, we switched schools and our kids ended up in a school run by a Nazarene church in a nearby town. Now these folks were doctrinally far away from us, but again, the school headmaster there had learned to think outside the box and he had read some of the same material by R. J. Rushdoony and others that I had read, so whatever doctrinal differences we might have had, we shared the same worldview when it came to Christian education.

In each of these Christian school situations we had needed help with tuition. My wife and I both worked, but we didn’t make lots of money–no fat checks coming in from George Soros or the Rockefellers every month, and it wasn’t easy. It was a sacrifice for us even with help.

Yet, how many evangelicals did we run into in Indiana that “just couldn’t afford a Christian education” for their kids?  They had two cars in the garage and a television screen in the living room that covered half of one wall, but a Christian education for their kids was simply “unaffordable.”  I said to my wife on several occasions “We are probably the poorest family in the church and yet we can, with help, manage it. Why can’t some of them?” Actually, it was a matter of priorities. For most evangelical Christians in this country Christian education is just not a real big priority.

However, one year, we reached a point where there was no more help with tuitions available–anywhere. So, at that point, we had to make a decision as to where we would go from there. For us it was not all that difficult. The government school was never an option, and so we started checking into home schooling programs. When the church we were attending heard that, some of them went through the roof!  They were willing to tolerate us with out kids in  a Christian school, even though they would have rather had them in a public school, but when we decided to home school them, we had moved beyond the pale. That was just too much!

To be continued.

Part Two–Why our kids never went to public school

by Al Benson Jr.

Regarding the situation in Kanawha County, West Virginia from 1974-76, I have several observations that were clinchers for my wife and I as to why our kids would never cross the threshold of a government school building.

While in West Virginia, my brother and I attended quite a few school board meetings  for Kanawha County, which were held in Charleston. Any time we were able to go, the school board meetings always ended up being “standing room only” affairs. If you wanted a seat you got there early. People, once the textbook protest started, showed up for school board meetings because they felt it was a chance to express their frustration at what the school system was trying for force on their kids. Little did they realize at the time, to paraphrase a saying used during the global warming scam, “the agenda is already settled.” And some of the school board members that spoke at these meetings were, shall we say,  slightly less than candid.  You always got straight, honest answers from Alice Moore. From some of the others it was a toss-up.

There was one meeting I recall, where one of the board members got caught in an untruth, and was called on it right during the meeting. He just laughed it off and continued on with whatever charade he was trying to peddle. At another meeting,  one of the parents attempted to read a passage out of her daughter’s 8th grade literature book. She hadn’t gotten very far into it when the moderator informed her that “You can’t read that in a public meeting!” To which the quick-thinking mom replied “If I can’t read this in a public meeting then why is it required reading in my daughter’s eighth grade class?” Excellent question! No answer was forthcoming. It seems the content of the book  was so profane it could not be read in a public meeting but apparently it was not too profane to be read in an eighth grade literature class. Does that give you just a slight idea of where the government school system was (and still is)?

As an aside–I noted how full the school board meetings always seemed to be. In the town I live in now, when I was in better health, I used to go to the town council meetings regularly. Usually there was hardly anyone there. The only time anyone ever showed up was when citizenship awards were handed out to kids in the local government schools–and after that was done, parents and kids all departed, not bothering to stay for the rest of the meeting. I often wondered if it was just apathy or what. I reflected on that a bit–until a particular issue came up in town a couple or three years ago, which involved a referendum the townfolk had to vote on. The referendum passed–but only by 11 votes, which, to me reflected a basically split town. After that event I started looking at non-attendance at council meetings from a different perspective. It came to me why no one hardly ever went to town council meetings. Those who were satisfied with the status quo in town didn’t need to be bothered going. They were going to get what they wanted anyway. Those who were not had realized that no one was going to listen to them anyway. They had already been to meetings to express their feelings and the town council, from the mayor on down, didn’t seem to want to hear it–so why bother.  As in Kanawha County, West Virginia–“the agenda was already settled.” This all exhibited one thing to me.  Beyond a certain point, many just get fed up with trying. That doesn’t necessarily mean they are happy–and the discontent over not being heard will break out somewhere, at some time, just like it did in Kanawha County, West Virginia when it became entirely clear that the school board already had an agenda they were going to pursue and they were not about to let the parents’ wishes get in their way. After all, all the parents did was to furnish the kids for the government school’s noble experiments in humanism and pay for it all! Why should anyone have to have any regard for what they wanted?

I noticed something else in West Virginia (this event was a pivotal point in our lives) about the book protest. It was the fundamentalist Christians that seemed to be the most concerned about the raunchy stuff in the proposed textbooks. Folks in liberal (socialist) churches  seemed, in the main, to have no problem with the secular humanist content of the books. Folks in most of the evangelical churches basically just sat the protest out. I’m not sure what they believed about the books, but whatever it was, it didn’t reach them enough to get them mad enough to go out and try to do anything about them. To me, that was a sad situation, but it was not the last time I was to see such a situation.

I am not a fundamentalist Christian (and I don’t say that to knock them by any means). I am a Presbyterian Calvinist, yet I saw major problems with these books, and with the concept of a government-run education system that sought to undermine the values Christian parents taught their children. In that instance, the fundamentalists and I were on the same page.  Again, I reflected on all this and wondered why the evangelicals just sat this protest out, given the stakes involved regarding their children. It wasn’t until we left West Virginia and moved to Indiana and attended an evangelical Presbyterian church there that I got my answer.

To be continued.

The Religious Faith of the Left

by Al Benson Jr.

Member Board of Directors Confederate Society of America

As we witness the destruction caused by the Leftists in their demonstrations and riots around the country, their vitriol toward Donald Trump, and their seemingly irrational hatred of anything good and decent, we are forced to admit, whether we want to or not, that these people have an underlying theological belief to all that they have done and are doing. Their continuing destruction is but one method of faith and practice that shows us the theological nature of what they do.

Their seemingly senseless (not really) attacks on any system of belief save their own is something that transcends mere political or economic opposition. They are acting out their theology, and not theirs alone, but also the theology of those who finance much of their destruction. They are acting out the theology of their father, the one Saul Alinsky dedicated his book Rules for Radicals to. Some of them probably don’t have a clue about this. Many do.

The acting out of this theology is not a new thing in this country, or in Europe, or anywhere else for that matter. You can trace it back to the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11 in the Holy Scriptures. At that point the Lord showed them what He thought of their feeble effort at One World Government by confusing their languages and having them separate from one another. However, due to their sinful natures, their descendants did not learn and they still haven’t, and so eruptions of this Luciferian theology have continued down through the ages, some more apparent than others.

One manifestation that showed up in Europe in the late 1700s in what we know as the French Revolution. The fomenters of that horrendous event hated the biblical concept of original sin and so to rid themselves of that truth they sought to implement a whole new religious system. They wouldn’t have called it that but that’s what it really was. In their new system they became god, deciding what was good and evil. We all know how that worked out.

Another Luciferian manifestation showed up in several countries in Europe in 1848-49, where attempts were made to overthrow existing legitimate governments and replace them with centralized, collectivist regimes. And please don’t tell me that was all about “peace, freedom and democracy.” I know better. That same year Karl Marx had the Communist Manifesto published. At that point, Marx was little more than a hack writer and all he did with the manifesto was to promote the theology of those who hired him to write it. The thoughts in it were probably not mostly his own. They were the theology and commandments of  group called The League of the Just, which had ties to the Illuminati.  Marx’s name did not even appear on the first edition.

Lots of people that sought to overthrow their governments in Europe at that point, when their revolts failed, ended up coming to this country and they brought their Luciferian theology with them and continued to spread it, not only throughout the 1850s but also after the War of Northern Aggression started. Many of them jointed the Union armies and became generals and high priests of their theology both during the War and after.

Those who think that War was strictly fought over economic issues have not fully grasped what it was really all about. It was a war to destroy the Southern states and their history, heritage and culture–a culture and heritage that, for all its faults, was undeniably Christian in its worldview. A Christian South was something that the practitioners of Leftist theology simply could not put up with.  The Christian worldview of the South, and wherever else it resided in the country had to go. It was an impediment to the spread of Leftist theology. And that theology was best expressed in the ten points Marx wrote about in the manifesto the League of the Just had hired him to write.

If you haven’t done so you should get a copy of the Communist Manifesto sometime and read it. Now Marx was as dull a writer as you’d find. Reading his stuff is somewhat less exciting than sitting and watching paint dry, but, when he came to the ten points previously mentioned, he was quite succinct in outlining them. Check them over and see if you can tell how many of them have already been enacted into law in this country–all the way from the “heavy, progressive graduated income tax” to “free education for all children in public schools.”

The theology that governed Marx and those who followed him is the same theology that governs the Trump-haters in our day. It’s the same theology that allows for millions of unborn children to be aborted (murdered) every year for the sake of “convenience.”  It’s the same theology that allows those on the Left to shoot congressmen because they have introduced legislation to do away with Elite Pedophilia. According to an article on http://www.wnd.com the man who shot Congressman Steve Scalise had a “kill list” of Republicans he wanted to assassinate, mostly members of the Freedom Caucus. You have to understand, in the Leftist religion, political assassinations of your enemies are high sacraments, surpassed only by those sacraments that allow for even more bloodletting, like riots in cities, which some of Lucifer’s disciples willingly finance.

Now I realize that lots of folks, when they see that this article is about religion, will not bother to read it–too weighty a subject for them. It’s even too weighty for many Christians, because many of our churches have managed to dumb down their congregations just like the public schools have dumbed down their students. But, maybe a few courageous souls will make the effort to wade through it. It is for these few that it is written.

 

“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho” Cultural Marxist Doublespeak

by Al Benson Jr.

According to http://www.nola.com for May 4th, the Joan of Arc statue on Decatur Street in New Orleans had the phrase Tear it Down sprayed in black paint on its base. The nature of the spray paint job has been thought by some to relate to the ongoing cultural Marxist purge of all things Confederate currently in progress there. Of course there is always the possibility that those who are attacking Confederate heritage don’t even realize that Joan of Arc lived in France in the 15th century and had nothing at all to do with the War of Northern Aggression.

The web article noted here stated: “But the statue of Joan of Arc, a 15th century military leader, martyr and Catholic saint, hasn’t been mentioned in the controversy to this point.” The key words in this sentence are “to this point.” Remember that!

The writer of the article said: “There is no connection between the “Tear it Down” tag and the Take Em Down NOLA organization, one of its leaders said…Malcolm Suber said TED members had nothing to do with the graffiti.”  “Joan of Arc is not on our radar,” Suber said. Well, not yet anyway. But didn’t these same people want the Andrew Jackson statue removed also? Or was that a supposedly “separate” group of cultural Marxists? The groups seem to proliferate so fast it gets hard after awhile to keep track of who wants what torn down. Andy Jackson didn’t have anything to do with the War of Northern Aggression either. He died 15 years before it started. But the folks that wanted (and still want) Jackson’s statue removed claimed taking his statue down would be a major stroke against “white supremacy.” So why wouldn’t the identical critique apply to Joan of Arc? After all, she was white and Christian and, in all honesty, folks, nowadays that’s the only criteria need to be branded as a white supremacist. If you read what some of these rather odd college professors today are spouting, you realize that, in their convoluted thinking, anyone born white is automatically a flaming racist and white supremacist–except them naturally. Somehow they seem to have escaped that malignancy that the entire rest of the white race is afflicted with. Either that or in their traitorous sellout of their race they feel they are exercising the  proper repentance for having been born white.

So you will have to pardon me if I can’t quite buy the collegiate swill they sprinkle over our kids while we pay big bucks to let them do it. Sure they hate Confederate flags, symbols, monuments, etc. But these people hate anything white and/or Christian.

When they holler “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ. has got to go” what they are really saying is that white, Christian civilization needs to be gotten rid of. That is their ultimate target. The fact that many of them from overseas would still be living in grass huts somewhere, were it not for Christian civilization,  seems to escape them. Without western Christian civilization they would not be here and would not have the opportunity to get foundation money to carry on their anti-white war games.

As far as “racism” goes, the old saying applies–“it takes one to know one.”

They all want to celebrate their cultures while destroying ours, and those white folks that feel guilty about being white and are willing to go along with this ethnic cleansing of their own race are not even up to the level of being reprehensible.

The whole cultural Marxist agenda is about the destruction of western, Christian civilization. Give those people the chance and that is what they will do to you. What do you tell your children then–when they ask you why didn’t you stand up and do something? You need to begin to realize where these people are coming from. Sure they want to demolish Confederate and Southern culture. That’s the first step. And you folks who won’t stand up and help us defend our Confederate heritage will one day find that, when the cultural Marxists have gotten rid of us, they will come after you–and there won’t be anyone left to help you. What will you do then???

President Mitch or President Chelsea?

by Al Benson Jr.

The High Priesthood of the church of the New World Order is busily working toward some kind of consensus as to who they want to be our next president. It will probably be someone we would not want, but that’s totally immaterial. Their anointed candidate in 2016 blew it, for which she graciously blamed James Comey of the FBI and Wickileaks. This is a prime example of the revolution “eating its own.” And it usually couldn’t happen to nicer people. The French and Bolshevik Revolutions are other prime examples of this.

The only way the New World Order will dare leave Donald Trump in office is if they can find a way to totally co-opt his administration so that he, in effect, becomes a mere figurehead like Bush, Obama, Slick Willie, or Gerald Ford, or any of the other candidates that ran in the last election, with the exception of Rand Paul. They may co-opt Trump through his son-in-law Jared Kushner, who as it now seems to be turning out, has ties to George Soros. You don’t have to take my word for this. Check out http://www.infowars.com or other websites on the Internet. If they can get at Trump through his family they will, to all intents and purposes, neuter him and relegate him to the same position held by Ronald Reagan, where the conservatives got all the talk but the liberals got all the action. If you think that wasn’t where Reagan was really at, you can find photos of him on the Internet schmoozing with Henry Kissinger–two good ol’ boys if ever you saw them!

But whatever plans the High Priesthood has for the Republicans (and they always have operatives in both major parties) they definitely continue to work with the Demoncrats (ooops, slip of the finger, I meant Democrats), because the Democrats are so openly far to the Left that the High Priesthood can’t help loving them.

I just read an article on May 2nd on http://www.wwl.com that said: “A New York Times report names New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu as a potential 2020 presidential contender.”  The article continued: “Landrieu is gaining national attention over the removal of four confederate-era monuments in New Orleans.  DuBos (political analyst Clancy DuBos) says there’s speculation the monument controversy is a political move by the mayor to gain recognition around the country. ‘If he decides to do something on the national level, that will be part of his brand, and it will probably play well in the Democratic Party outside the Deep South,’ DuBos said.” So, just maybe there’s a chance that Mary’s brother will look forward to advancing his political career at the expense of Confederate cultural heritage and history. He may be willing to climb his way to the pinnacle of the political stars on the rubble left by the monuments to Lee, Beauregard, and Jeff Davis. Such action would surely endear him to the hearts of faux “Southerners” of the stripe of Nikki Haley, Lindsey Graham, and others who, even though many of them have maintained some semblance of their regional dialects, are still thoroughgoing Yankee/Marxists! All of this would be thoroughly in keeping with the religious practices of cultural Marxism and American Talibanism.

There is even some speculation that Hitlery’s daughter, Chelsea, might be getting groomed for a shot at the presidency. Now wouldn’t that be a stick in the eye!

With candidates like Mary’s brother and Hitlery’s daughter running for the Democrats, one has to wonder who the Republicans would oppose them with–Dracula maybe?

The exalted High Priests of New World Order religion have big plans for our future and the futures of our grandchildren, and I’d be wiling to bet most of us won’t be overly enthralled with them. Hunkering down and just hoping these disciples of Beelzebub  won’t notice you ain’t gonna do it. You need to shut your smart phones and smart TV’s off (because they can hear what you’re saying with them on) and you need, first of all, to pray, search the Scriptures, and from that you begin to learn the art of exposure and resistance.

The Americanized Taliban and ISIS in the South

by Al Benson Jr.

We presently have, in the American South, a clique of people who try to elevate their questionable status by referring to themselves as “Progressives.” That’s a politically correct name for socialists and communists that want you to accord them much more status than they deserve. They feel that if they assume the lofty title of “Progressive” the ignorant American public will not be able to figure out that all they are is a batch of disgruntled Leftists who are trying to tear the country and culture down, and often getting foundation money for doing it. (Can anyone say “George Soros”?)

I don’t think referring to these Leftists as the American Taliban or America’s ISIS is out of line at all. After all, they are using the same MO to do here what the Taliban and ISIS have done in the Middle East. Their agenda (and the agenda of the foundations that pay them) is to destroy Southern and Western culture, and their feelings really get hurt when we refuse to tell them that what they are doing is culturally uplifting. With these people, the destruction of Southern culture has become an art form. However, when you look at what they are doing here, you get the sinking feeling you have seen it somewhere else before–and you have.

In my Internet ramblings, I found an article on http://www.rawa.org for February 26, 2001 which stated: “Taliban militia supreme leader Mulla Mohammed Omar on Monday issued a decree ordering the destruction of all statues in Afghanistan including ancient pre-Islamic figures…Media reports have said zealous officials among the ruling Islamic militia recently destroyed several ancient relics in Kabul Museum including an exquisite and priceless Buddha dating back some 2,000 years.” An article from the same source for February 27th, 2001 quoted the Islamic militia leader as saying “all we are breaking are stones.” That seems to be the attitude some here in the South have toward the removal and destruction of Confederate statues and monuments. The fact that removing these will change our culture is not supposed to be noticed.

Another article on http://news.nationalgeographic.com by Andrew Curry for September 1, 2015 observed: “The ancient city of Palmyra in war-torn Syria, flourished as a Roman trading outpost around A.D. 200. ISIS militants seized it in May and are destroying some of its historic buildings. Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria continue their war on the region’s cultural heritage, attacking archaeological sites with bulldozers and explosives.” Another part of the same article described ISIS “dynamiting of centuries-old Christian and Muslim shrines.” Does it sound familiar? Those people are the Middle-East’s history and culture destroyers–doing away with what came before them and is, in most cases superior to them.

They have the exact same mindset as their American brethren in the South and West–tear down what you don’t agree with and replace it with your worldview and agenda, which, if it is Leftist, is certain to be inferior to what they are trying to destroy. And if you destroy the faith, culture and history of not only the upcoming generation, but also of past generations–who gives a rip? It’s all part of the game. Gotta break a few eggs to make a (socialist) omelet don’t you know.

So the Taliban destroys statues of Buddha in Afghanistan and ISIS dynamites ancient Christian shrines in Iraq and Syria–and the Powers That Be work at taking down Confederate monuments and flags in New Orleans, Charlottesville and Lexington. Is there really much difference? They’re all removing and destroying or distorting history. They’re all spiritual brothers and most likely have the same Father (of lies).

Just take a look at where on the political spectrum those who want to destroy our monuments and flags are coming from. You don’t see any Libertarians or John Birch Society members there do you? But you see lots of various kinds of Leftists, socialists, community organizers and their ilk. These are always the sort of people that are trying to do away with your history, faith, culture, and symbols and seeking to replace them with their faith, culture, and symbols. If your theology demands that you stand up and defend the symbols of your culture (and I hope it does) then their theology demands that they destroy your culture and symbols.

They realize they are in a theological battle, most of you all don’t. You haven’t been trained to see it that way. They have. They spell out their religious creeds in The Communist Manifesto and in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, which he dedicated to Lucifer. The best most of you all can do is “heritage not hate” which, while it is somewhat helpful, is not nearly enough, since hate had nothing to do with it to begin with, except on the part of the Leftists, who hate your God, culture, and the symbols of that culture.

We have to find some way to inculcate a theology of resistance to Leftist designs to destroy our  culture. Perhaps checking out Ron Kennedy’s new book Dixie Rising–Rules for Rebels (Shotwell Publishing Columbia, South Carolina might be a good place to start.

April Is Confederate History Month–but the gutless will never proclaim it!

by Al Benson Jr.

February was black history month and if you are like me, you heard about it until it was coming out your ears. The “fake news” media never ceased to deliver unto us some little tidbit that had to do with some aspect of black history. And it didn’t all cease on the 28th of the month either.

April is Confederate History Month and I’d be willing to bet you haven’t heard the first word about it from the “fake news” media. This is one of those things that they, in their unending wisdom, have deemed you don’t need to know anything about and so the MSM will do as much as possible to make sure you remain totally unaware of this. It’s called “selective reporting 101.”

There was a time when some Southern governors would issue proclamations noting the observation of Confederate history month. However, in the past few years, most Southern governors seem to have developed a severe case of political intestinal discharge when it comes to acknowledging that anything Southern or Confederate is even fit to exst.

The governor of Mississippi seems to have been the one exception to this rule, for which I applaud him. If there are others that have issued proclamations that I am not aware of, I apologize to them for omitting mention of them.

Confederate and Southern history and heritage groups usually have various events during the month of April to mark Confederate history month. Their having such events and observations has become even more critical and important in a day when the cultural Marxists are busily trying to tear down any remembrance of Confederate history, from our flags to our monuments, even to school and street names. I have said it before (maybe some have grown tired of hearing me say it) but it still needs to be said. “Those people” (the cultural Marxists) want us all gone and forgotten and they are prepared to labor to make that happen. If you have observed the blatant cultural genocide being practiced upon us in the past couple years, you have to be aware of that.

I can’t speak too much for what goes on in other states, except possibly for Virginia, with the Virginia Flaggers. Those folks fight the good fight every month of the year and they must be doing something right because they get lots of flack. Here in Louisiana, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, as well as others who believe in preserving their heritage from the Leftist onslaught, take part in several events in April that highlight their preservation efforts.

A couple weeks ago there was a big Confederate flag caravan that drove all the way from Shreveport, Louisiana to Vicksburg, Mississippi and back again. This was on a Saturday afternoon and lots of folks on Route 20 saw all those cars, motorcycles and Confederate flags–going and coming. I understand another group did the exact same thing on Route 10 in South Louisiana.

Another event that occurs on a yearly basis here in North Louisiana is one called Flags Across the Ouachita. Those who support Confederate heritage and history gather on the Lea Joyner Bridge over the Ouachita River, with all manner of Confederate flags at rush hour on a Friday afternoon You cross over this bridge to get to West Monroe, Louisiana from Monroe, Louisiana, and it’s pretty busy during rush hour on a Friday, so lots of commuters get to see all those folks with their Confederate flags. And lots of folks honk their horns and give us a “thumbs up” to show their appreciation–which shows that, in spite of all the cultural Marxist efforts in this area, a goodly number of folks just haven’t bought into that agenda. These, and other efforts, let the cultural Marxists know that “we ain’t goin’ away easy.”

This year, a lady reporter and a cameraman from a local TV station happened by and stopped to talk to several of us and interviewed a couple of us. I let her know that all of us standing there holding Confederate flags were not native Southerners. I told her I was originally from New England and the next man up from me was from Ohio. This seemed to surprise her somewhat, but as we talked to her, we tried to convey the truth that this was, at root, more than a North-South issue–this is a cultural issue, and good sincere folks from the North who understand that, almost inevitably end up supporting the Southern right to celebrate and promote their culture.

So, folks, keep your ear to the ground. You just may find out that more of such events go on than you are aware of–and we don’t do them just in April That would give the cultural Marxists the other eleven months of free time to work at destroying our culture. So these events will take place when and where needed. One final thought–don’t depend on the MSM to enlighten you about such things. They have a vested interest in keeping you in the dark.