The First Church of Orthodox Leftism

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Illuminists, Apostates, Spiritualists–the usual suspects–All Interlocking

by Al Benson Jr.

The title of this article should give you some idea of where we are headed. As we look at the Illuminati and its continuing influence, even down to today,  we have to note that much of their effort was (and is) directed at reaching the next generation or two and, through them, continuing to reach into the future. As evil as they were, they had a multi-generational approach to keeping their worldview, their religious faith as it were, alive and well. More Christians should take a multi-generational approach to making sure their children and grandchildren learn the truth. However, the Illuminist conspirators have taken great pains to make sure this does not happen by the way their minions have worked at neutralizing most churches with erroneous information and just plain bad doctrine. So the church ends up being neutered and what should be opposition to Illuminist efforts withers on the vine.

In his book A Theological Interpretation of American History C. Gregg Singer, once on the faculty of Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, where he served as Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, has noted: “After 1830 there was a growing philosophical and theological cleavage between the North and the South.  While the North was becoming increasingly subject to radical influences, the South was becoming increasingly conservative in its outlook.” He observed that Old School Presbyterianism had begun to take a strong stand against the abolitionist position, “…not because it was opposed to slavery per se, but because of the philosophy and theology which it represented, and because they clearly saw that if this radicalism were to gain the supremacy in the national government, then there must certainly come in its wake a radical political and social program which would threaten the established order and constitutional government for the nation as a whole.” He took note of Rev. John Henley Thornwell’s commentary on this where Thornwell said: “The parties in this conflict are not merely abolitionists and slave-holders–they are atheists, socialists, communists,  red republicans, Jacobins on the one side and the friends of order and regulated freedom on the other.In one word, the world is the battleground–Christianity and atheism the combatants, and the progress of humanity is at stake.” Thornwell wrote this in 1850. The War of Northern Aggression was a decade away yet, but with amazing prescience, he saw what was coming and he recognized many of the adversaries. Rev. Benjamin Morgan Palmer called the abolitionist mindset “undeniably atheistic”  and he connected it with the French Revolution. These godly men saw the problem and recognized some of those involved, but did they grasp the fact that there was a guiding hand in back of the Jacobins, socialists, atheists and the rest that moved them all to do what they were doing in concert? Whether they did or not, it’s a question we ought to consider, for it is still applicable in our day when we look at some of the groups and individuals that perform radical acts on the contemporary scene.

We can all look at the Black Panthers, Black Lives Matter, the Southern Poverty Law Center and even the Ku Klux Klan in our day and ask the question–where does the money and direction come from for these groups to do what they do, and who behind the scenes that we never hear about gives them their marching orders? Because no matter how you try to cut the mustard, what most of these groups do is not spontaneous.  I watched so-called “anti-war” groups in action on two college campuses right after the Kent State shootings back in the early 1970s, when you had some of the most well-organized “spontaneous” demonstrations you ever saw, complete with propaganda printed in North Viet Nam for protesting American students to carry and hand out. And this stuff came to at least one of these schools by the box load because I brought a box full of it home at the time and went through it. So please don’t talk to me about “spontaneous.” I’ve been there–and “spontaneous” it ain’t!

It was no different after the War of Northern Aggression. Arthur Thompson has noted in his authoritative book To The Victor Go The Myths And Monuments that: “The practice of sending the worst sort of political radicals and members of secret societies as our representatives continued after the Civil War. These men represented the U.S. government, but not necessarily the American people.The Marxist Louis Blenker was appointed our man in Nantes, France. Alexander Asboth, who had served with Kossuth in 1848, was our man in Argentina and Uruguay…After serving as secretary of war and then attorney general under Grant, co-founder of the Order (of Skull and Bones)  Alphonso Taft was appointed U.S. minister to Austria and then Russia…(Carl) Schurz, after supporting a movement to annex Canada to the United States, became active in the anti-imperialism movement.” Makes you wonder if Schurz  was an early advocate of the present-day North American Union movement. Three of the four men mentioned here were Forty-eighters that Donnie Kennedy and I dealt with in our book Lincoln’s Marxists.  Only Alphonso Taft wasn’t–and he was co-founder of the Skull and Bones society which is still alive and flourishing today. Look up Skull and Bones on the Internet. You should find some interesting reading.

If you are able to get Mr. Thompson’s book, and I hope that many will, you will find an amazing list of people belonging to abolitionist, Spiritualist, socialist and Feminist groups mentioned and there are interlocking memberships and directorates in all these groups so that when you learn what to look for you can begin to see a pattern here of a small but influential clique of people belonging to different groups, which often seem at odds with each other, but are really not. You start to see the same names over and over again in the different groups and you cannot help but come away with the distinct impression that you really have one fairly small clique exerting tremendous influence  over many groups, and therefore many people. Such cannot be accidental or coincidental.

And this continued on into the twentieth century (and beyond).  Mr. Thompson mentioned prohibition and the  Prohibition Party, one of the founders of which was Alvan Bovay, one of the founders of the radical Republican Party.  He also noted, in passing, the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, “which was run by the lesbian Frances Willard.” Folks, I swear, you can’t make this stuff up!  In closing out this particular chapter, which majored on Leftist infiltration, Thompson noted: “A unit organized under the American Red Cross later served as a cover for American involvement  in helping to solidify Lenin’s Bolshevik  government in Russia.” I bet your history books forgot to include that one.

Those that wish to get information about Mr. Thompson’s book can contact: American Opinion Publishing, 750 N. Hickory Farm Lane, Appleton, Wisconsin 54914. Don’t think that the Illuminati is dead just because you don’t see the name floating around anymore. Rather, look at the myriad of other organizations out there today, no matter what their names, that promote anti-Christianity, One World Government, socialism, and all those agendas dear to the heart of any Illuminist.

Illuminism,Spiritualism, And Apostasy (one big and unhappy family)

by Al Benson Jr.

In the last article I did dealing with this unholy mess that has contributed so much to the downfall of this country I dealt with the Abolitionists and their internationalist (Illuminist) worldview. I noted how the abolition of slavery was just one small step for them in their real quest–world government.

One notable area (as if to prove the anti-Christian nature of all this) that many abolitionists got into was the Spiritualist Movement that seems to have entered this country in, guess what year, 1848.

In her book Radical Spirits author Ann Braude, who seems to have no problem with any of this, noted on page 27 that: “Every notable progressive family of the nineteenth century had its advocate of Spiritualism, some of them more than one. Anna Blackwell, eldest and most radical sibling of pioneer doctors Elizabeth and Emily and abolitionists Henry and Sam, adopted Spiritualism by 1850 and became a vociferous lifelong advocate. The ubiquitous Beecher family contributed Charles Beecher and Isabella Beecher Hooker to the ranks, while Harriet Beecher Stowe became a serious investigator…As already noted, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was an early convert and remained loyal to the movement until his death.  The famous Grimke sisters, Sarah and Angelina, talked to spirits…Mary Todd Lincoln spoke with her dead son, Willie, and brought mediums into the White House, where they conducted seances for senators and cabinet members.” In case you are not familiar with them, the Grimke sisters mentioned here were noted abolitionists.

And, in 1862, Lydia Maria Child stated that: “Spiritualism is undermining the authority of the Bible in the minds of what are called the common people faster than all other causes put together.” Ms. Braude went into all this in a depth I am unable to here.

Arthur R. Thompson, in his informative book, To The Victor Go The Myths And Monuments noted of the abolitionists that: “Abolitionist leaders quoted Scripture, but most practiced some form of heresy.  They lauded the United States while plotting its demise through disunion and promoted world government in some form, all in the name of wiping out slavery.” Interesting to note that it was the Northern radicals that promoted most of the disunion while the South gets the blame for it. Mr. Thompson notes that: “In January 1857, a Disunion Convention was held in Worcester, Massachusetts. Attendants included T. W. Higginson, Wendell Phillips, William Lloyd Garrison, E. M. Hosmer, Stephen Foster, Samuel J. May Jr., and John Brown,with Francis W. Bird as the president of the convention. The aim was to discuss the steps necessary to dissolve the union. What it really did was to furnish yet more proof to Southern sensibilities that abolitionists were out to destroy America–at the minimum it supplied evidence  that certain elements in the North would just as soon have the South out of the United States.” James Redpath, an abolitionist propagandist posing as a journalist covered the event. One can just imagine what he reported, as he was one of those “journalists” that later lionized terrorist John Brown. Any of you ever remember reading about this in your “history” books? Didn’t think so, neither did I. Another inconvenient little historical tidbit we were not supposed to know about.

Mr. Thompson also noted that “The use of what was known as Transcendentalism and spiritualism in the 1800s was designed to break down the existing social and religious structure.” Transcendentalism was a radical form of Unitarianism and most by now are beginning to realize what spiritualism was. Not only was the Spiritualist Movement alive and well in abolitionist circles but it was also thriving in the Feminist Movement of that day.

Ann Braude observed that “The American woman’s rights movement drew its first breaths in an atmosphere alive with the rumors of angels. Members of the Waterloo Friends flocked to nearby Seneca Falls and figured prominently in the convention’s proceedings. Raps reportedly rocked the same table where Lucretia Mott and Elizabeth Cady Stanton penned the ‘Declaration of Sentiments’ which formed the convention’s agenda…From this time on, Spiritualism and woman’s rights intertwined repeatedly as both became mass movements that challenged the existing norms of American life…’Spiritualism has inaugurated the era of woman’ Mary Davis proclaimed.  She recalled the common birthdate of the new religion and woman’s rights in 1848. ‘Since that time Spiritualism has promoted the cause of woman more than any other movement’ Davis explained.” So what does this lady’s comment tell you about the Feminist Movement, both yesterday and today? If the tree had bad roots, can the fruit be any better?

In our book Lincoln’s Marxists Donnie Kennedy and I have included an addendum on page 307 called Feminists and Forty Eighters. It gives you a little more information on some of those in the Feminist Movement in both this country and Europe who had ties with and affinity for socialism. This movement in this country today is another part of the Illuminist/Marxist push toward One World Government and the more you study it the more apparent that will become. Combine that with the Spiritualist Movement and the current apostasy going forward in many churches today and you really have a toxic and spiritually cancerous mix, guaranteed to infect any it touches.