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

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Socialist Republican Party Ain’t Your Friend, Folks

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True It Probably Is

by Al Benson Jr.

For weeks now i have been hearing about how Biden will not be inaugurated on January 20th and how Trump will turn the tables on the deep state and have all the traitors arrested that day and will still be president for another four years. I have gotten this narrative from multiple sources.

I have checked out videos from some of these sources. Most of them are put out by people I have never heard of and, quite frankly, a couple of them look like people that would not have sense enough to come in out of the rain. So I am asking myself, where do these people all of a sudden come from and where do they come up with this “secret” information? Do they honestly think the deep state apparatus doesn’t know what they have been saying for weeks now and that only hard-core patriots are getting their stuff? You can bet if the deep state knows about this they would be doing something about it and not just waiting for it to magically happen.

It all sounds so great. Trump gets his second term and those selling out the country all get arrested. I would dearly love to see it happen but I doubt that it will. I am about half convinced that this just might be a deep state operation to keep Trump supporters off balance and eventually demoralized when this doesn’t really happen the way they have been told it will. If, by some chance it is accurate and does happen I will be more than happy to admit I was wrong. In fact this is one time I would dearly love to be wrong. I would love to see those selling the country out get what they so richly deserve and what they have deserved for most of my lifetime–real justice! I just don’t think it is going to happen. How many of us have waited for Hillary to get justice after all that she and her philandering husband have pulled over the years? Has that happened? How many leftist scumbags have worked at tearing down this country for fun and profit over the decades? Have they been caught or punished? Yet we are supposed to believe that Trump will handle all the traitors in one day, in one fell swoop? Stop and think about it folks.

There has even been one guest on the Infowars site that has been saying this and he is one among many from different places that has been parroting this stuff. He has been right about some things in the past but I think he is way off base on this one. As I said, I would love to be wrong but I am not pinning any wild hopes on this scenario only to see them dashed on inauguration day if they swear Biden and his Marxist running mate in.

I have had many friends that have bought into this possible scenario. It’s almost like our last, best hope to avoid what amounts to a Marxist takeover of this country, but I am just afraid it ain’t gonna happen the way we could all wish it would. I am afraid, after spending over half of my life opposing Marxism, that we are going to have to learn how to deal with a Marxist Regime in Washington that may be even more of a problem than Obama was for us.

The deep state that really controls both political parties has allowed us to see how many Republicans really hate Trumps guts and couldn’t wait for a chance to turn on him. Once patriotic Republicans realize their own party has willingly thrown them under the bus it is my hope they will desert the party of Lincoln and Lincoln’s Marxists in droves and possibly look toward the formation of a new party, or even toward the possibilities of nullification and secession. Just trying to elect “more conservatives” to Congress doesn’t seem to be getting it and some of those “conservatives” really aren’t–they just lie to us to get elected and then sell out once they get to Washington. We need a different approach and Red State Red County Secession could well be one viable option.

We will have to see what all happens after next Wednesday. Again, I reiterate, I would love to be in error here, but if I am not, don’t say you were not told. Hope for the best but prepare or the worst.

The Leftist March Through Georgia

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

This isn’t the first time. The leftists in Sherman’s command marched through Georgia in 1864 and destroyed untold amounts of private property. Those people were “Lincoln’s Marxists” and Sherman just loved them for their destructive proclivities.

They set a precedent. Today’s leftists are still marching through Georgia (and other states as well) but they are bringing their voting machines with them. If you think the political left has nothing to do with our voting machines in this country go back and read the brief article posted on this blog on 12/3.

An article posted on https://www.theepochtimes.com for December 3 carried this headline: Firm That Conducted ‘Audit’ of Georgia Voting Machines Has Long History With Dominion. The article stated, in part, “The firm hired by Georgia’s secretary of state to conduct an ‘audit’ of Dominion Voting Systems technology used during the 2020 elections is the same one that previously certified the Dominion systems and also approved a last minute-system-wide software change just weeks before the election. Secretary of Stwate Brad Raffensperger failed to disclose that the company, Pro V&V, had a preexisting relationship with Dominion that dated back years, in his Nov 17 statement announcing the results of the audit…In the widely quoted statement, Raffensperger said that the audit of Dominion machines was complete, there was ‘no sign of foul play,’ and that ‘Pro V&V found no evidence’ of tampering with the machines…Raffensperger also included an impressive description of Pro V&V in his statement, but again failed to disclose the firm’s relationship with Dominion , nor did he address the fact that Pro V&V appears to be a very small and private company that operates out of a single office suite.” So it would seem that there are sweetheart problems with the outfit that audited the Georgia voting machines and said they were okay.

I can’t go through the entire Epoch Times article. It is six pages long. But I would urge my readers to check it out. It was written by Jeff Carlson on 12/3 and updated on 12/4.

Then there was the article on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com for December 2nd by Joe Hoft. He noted that: “One of many volunteer groups, a Georgia-based data analytics firm says it has found that about 40,000 illegal votes were cast in Georgia in the November 3 general election. Mark Davis, President of Data Productions, Inc. and considered an expert in five court cases concerning election disputes found 40,239 people who moved from one county to another more than 30 days before the election and voted in their old county, which is illegal according to Georgia law…The same group also found over 10,000 individuals who voted in the 2020 election who no longer live in the state, which is also illegal. The analysis also found that 267,255 people notified the USPS that they moved outside the state of Georgia, which means they are no longer eligible to vote in the state, yet 14,980 of those people allegedly voted in the 2020 election in Georgia, 100% of them illegally.”

Then there was still another story from Gateway Pundit by the same writer with today’s date, 12/4, on it. In it he stated that “The Trump team now has a Dominion machine from Ware County, Georgia with EVIDENCE of Trump votes being switched to Biden.” The source for this was John Fredericks on Steve Bannon’s War Room.

So as you can see, the leftists who want Biden in the White House so Comrade Kamala can give him his marching orders are, truly, marching through Georgia. The voting machines they brought with them have been blessed by Georgia’s Secretary of State, who is, no doubt, a RINO. It seems that there are almost as many Republicans who want Trump out of office as there are Democrats. I guess this just goes to show that the spiritual descendants of “Lincoln’s Marxists” are, like their spiritual ancestors, still marching through Georgia.

It’s Not Only The Democrats, Folks. Lots of Republicans Want Trump Gone Too.

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have done articles over the years that showed how the original socialists and communists in this country, going all the way back to Lincoln, were not Democrats but were, in fact, Republicans. Read Donnie Kennedy’s and my book Lincoln’s Marxists for documentation regarding this. We have finally reached the point in this country now where both of the major parties are riddled with socialists. So what else is new?

I watched a good bit of the public hearing in Pennsylvania yesterday where Rudy Giuliani and his legal team presented a bit of their evidence regarding the massive election fraud that took place in that state. The prostitute press, aka the mainstream media, has been shouting since the election that there was no evidence of election fraud against Trump. Well, yesterday Mr. Giuliani and team confronted the naysayers with some of that “non-existent” evidence. You could hear the gasps of shock as those legislators in Pennsylvania finally heard some of that evidence that we have been told did not exist.

And that’s not all of it by any means. I read an article that someone sent me from https://themarshallreport.wordpress.com for November 24th. It featured comments by Attorney Sidney Powell. Powell stated that the “New World Order has overthrown the Republican Party and that the Republican Party sold its soul to the New World Order in return for large cash payments in the form of enormous bribes.” Powell said “The Republican elite are not safe hiding behind their propaganda fueled media institutions, making unaccountable decisions in D.C., and silencing patriots who speak out against this insanity. When Trump begins his second term a tidal wave of punishment will be coming their way, the likes of which has never been seen before in this country.” The Marshall Report continued: “In a news report by Hall Turner, his sources state that Georgia’s Republican Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger both allegedly took money from Communist China, perhaps to intentionally steal the November 3rd election for Joe Biden.” Try and check out https://halturnerradioshow.com

Patrick Byrne, the former CEO of Overstock.com was recently interviewed. He had a couple of interesting comments about the Dominion voting system used across so much of the country in this recent election. Byrne said: “Dominion Systems are widely infected with a malware called Qsnatch. Qsnatch is a credential stealer. So if a volunteer in Maricopa County goes to log on, or the administrator goes to log on, his credentials are stolen…” Bryne noted that hacker journals online have estimated that around 75,000 machines across the country have been compromised, which means that all the credentials for those people who logged on have been stolen and are now available for sale on the Dark Web. Many of those credentials allegedly seem to end up in the hands of the Chinese Communist government, through one of their “hacking bases.” If you think the Communist government of China is not interested in what happens with our elections then you just haven’t been paying attention too closely.

The New American Magazine for November 24th carried an article by Selwyn Duke in which he commented on one of Tucker Carlson’s recent broadcasts. Carlson noted that “The media openly colluded with the Democratic nominees. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris refused to explain what they would do if they were elected. That’s never happened before in any presidential election in American history, but the media allowed them to do it…The 2020 presidential election was not fair and no honest person would claim that it was. The system was rigged against one candidate and in favor of another, and not in ways that were hidden from view.”

And then someone sent me an interesting blurb just yesterday that said “Meet Peter Neffenger. .Now he is on the Joe Biden transition team. And Neffenger is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Smartmatic/Dominion, a multinational company that specializes in building and running electronic voting systems that are designed from the ground up to rig, fix, and change elections. I’m sure this is all perfectly innocent, just a big coincidence.” Yeah right–and the moon is made out of green cheese, too!

So between the Democratic Party, the Republican “never Trumpers” the prostitute press and the Chinese Communist Party you have one monumental effort to deny Donald Trump his legitimately won second term. And this is not accidental or coincidental, this is on purpose. Welcome to the machinations of the deep state.

Update–Just read an article on the Epoch Times website that said that Attorney Sidney Powell’s website, the one she uses to raise funds, has allegedly been taken down by Twitter. One question here–If all these big tech sites are so interested in promoting truth as they claim, then why do they feel the need to censor those that dare to disagree with them? The fact that censorship takes place is proof positive that they do not want the public at large to find out the truth and they do whatever they can to prevent that from happening.

Observations About Vicksburg

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

 

Recently I attended a meeting where the guest speaker was Samuel W. Mitcham Jr., who has been a history professor at several colleges here in the South. He has written several books about World War 2, and also some about the War of Northern Aggression. Years back he did one about Richard Taylor and the Red River Campaign here in Louisiana that I loved. A couple years ago he did a biography of Nathan Bedford Forrest which I have not gotten around to yet but will add it to my list.

Just this year he has gotten a new book published about the Vicksburg Campaign which I was able to get a copy of and I’m now working my way through it. Eventually, I hope to do a regular book review of it, but right now I just want to pass along some of Mr. Mitcham’s observations while they are fresh in my mind, as well as adding a bit of my own commentary.

I’ve been to the battlefield at Vicksburg twice over the years and don’t recall learning as much on those trips as I have gotten from Mr. Mitcham’s book. I don’t know if it’s just me or what, but the battlefield at Vicksburg always seemed like a dreary place. The fact that it rained both times we were there, sometimes quite hard, might have had something to do with it. We ended up going over the battlefield “between the rain drops” as it were. Then, too, it might be what Vicksburg represents to me, and others I have spoken with–part of the death  knell of the old Confederate States, which, though they never officially surrendered, were not able to win the day either. And the ensuing “reconstruction” period after the War (which continues in various forms until this very day) has been the most shameful period in this country’s history.

Going over the battlefield, even with listening to the narrative tape they let you borrow at the visitor center, doesn’t give you the whole history of what went on there and now, with all the  political correctness (cultural Marxism) going on today, you might get even less of the real history than we did years ago.

Mr. Mitcham noted in his book that, during 1862-63, there were ten separate attempts by the Union to take Vicksburg. He details them all. The battles at Port Hudson, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf, Raymond, Champion Hill, and others were all major parts of the Union campaign to take Vicksburg.. They did it from different areas, in different stages, but it was all part of the Yankee/Marxist plan to reduce Vicksburg and render the Mississippi River unusable to the Confederacy, thus cutting the Confederacy in half and separating the trans-Mississippi area from that part of the Confederacy east of the river.

As I’ve read in other  places, doing this accomplished several things for the Yankee/Marxists. Lots of cotton moved south through Texas, across the Rio Grande into Mexico, where ships the Union blockade couldn’t touch anchored at or near Matamoras. Many of these ships picked up cotton and off-loaded guns, new Enfield  rifles from England, as well as powder and ammunition and other goods needed in the South that couldn’t make it there because of the Union blockade. This material was then freighted  up out of Mexico into Texas and from there shipped east as needed.  But this could not  aid the Confederacy as a whole if this war material could not get across the Mississippi  to the Confederate States east of the river.

Over the years I have read many comments about General John Pemberton who was in overall command in Vicksburg. Many of these comments would lead you to believe that General Pemberton, who was Northern-born, was a weak and ineffective general and that’s why Vicksburg fell. Mr. Mitcham presents Pemberton in a much more positive light, and he goes into the fact that, had General Joe Johnston been more willing to help Pemberton with reinforcements Vicksburg might not have suffered the fate it did. Johnston had reinforcements he could have sent, but he vacillated until it was too late for them to do  any good.

All things considered, with what General Pemberton had to work with, as far as troops, and very diverse personalities in the commanders serving under him, he probably did as well as anyone could have. He wasn’t perfect. None of us are. But he was not the bumbling ineffective personality he has been made out to be. I would not want to be dealt the hand Pemberton was dealt and then be forced to try to make a go of it.

Mitcham’s approach to the Vicksburg Campaign  is anything but politically correct. He notes in several places in the book how the Yankee/Marxists  plundered and destroyed private property and how, in many cases, they just outright stole everything that was not nailed down. And if they couldn’t steal it they destroyed it!

He noted their, in most cases, brutal incivility, toward all Southerners, black as well as white–and when it came to raping Southern women, the Yankee troops were  “equal opportunity” rapists. They didn’t care about color–only sex! He noted in one place where a Southern woman demanded to know of Yankee soldiers if they had come south to free the slaves.They just laughed! They thought that idea was ludicrous!

Mr. Mitcham also observed how Sherman treated Southerners and how he loved to find some reason, any reason, to burn property, private as well as military. I have often contended that Sherman was a pyromaniac, and Mitcham’s book does nothing to change my mind.

He also commented how, in many cases,  some Confederate generals would not cooperate with or help one another when the chips were down, and there were some important battles that were lost because one general couldn’t be bothered sending some of his men as reinforcements to another general to assure a victory. There were little, individual fiefdoms that had to be protected–even if you lost the country doing it. And you could always write a book later on, blaming the general you refused to help (preferably after he was dead) for losing the War because he didn’t have enough men on hand to win a particular battle.

Anyway, this is enough to give you a small taste of what Mr. Mitcham had to say about Vicksburg, along with my own commentary on what he said. Hopefully when I finish the book I can do a regular review, but you can tell from this much that Mr. Mitcham has really written an interesting book–one I recommend.

 

Thieves Of History Try But They Can’t Destroy It All

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, I just read this week about how some of the “Thieves of History” somewhere out on the Left Coast, now want a statue of President William McKinley to be taken down. I don’t recall exactly what their problem with McKinley was, but whatever it was, they probably did not know that he had been a Brevet Major in the Union Army during the War of Northern Aggression. The thought occurred to me that the Yankee/Marxist revolution in this country is now starting to “eat its own”–something that has inevitably happened in all Leftist revolutions, from the French Revolution to the Russian Revolution and beyond. Stalin’s purges in modern times are a great example. So much for the “peace, love and tranquility” promised us by the political and theological Left. They can’t even get along with their own.

I wonder if any in Yankeeland will mourn the departure of President McKinley should his statue be removed? Will any up there protest this? Will some of them look South and expect us to help them preserve McKinley, or Lincoln or whoever, in the name of “patriotism?” If so, we can always ask them where they were when Lee, Jackson, Jeff Davis, and Beauregard were being taken down here in the South.

In fact, today, you might be accurate if you observed that groups like Antifa, Black Lives Matter, and a host of others today are little more than the modern equivalent of the Yankee/Marxist “reconstruction”troops stationed in the South after the shooting part (not the cultural part) of the War was over. I have often stated that “reconstruction is ongoing today” and their willing presence as they have sought to tear down and destroy our Southern monuments only bears this out. They are part and parcel of the current phase of “reconstruction.” And while they might not officially be “military troops” there are those in control in the Deep State that finance their depredations.

The first phase of “reconstruction” was the occupation by Yankee troops after the War, but they realized they were not about to change the minds of those they had lately fought against, so at that point, along came the Yankee school teachers and their new and revised curriculums, designed to make Southern kids feel guilty about who they and their ancestors really were. That phase is continuing even unto this day, with the public school educrats trying to construct even larger “stools of everlasting repentance” so more and more Southern kids can sit on them and reflect on the “evils” of secession and independence.

But we are finally, thank the Lord, beginning to see a bit of a backlash. New Confederate monuments, although smaller in scale, are beginning to go up–on private property, and big Confederate flags are going up in prominent places near major highways in the South–also on private property. No more putting our monuments and memorials up on Deep State turf! That’s a recipe for disaster!

And our history and heritage are being celebrated, even if the Fake News Media purposely forgets to mention it.

This is April, Confederate History Month! I’ve just read articles about a town in Georgia where the town council recognized Confederate History Month and I read about a county up in Kentucky that has done the same thing. Also received the following just yesterday–With a unanimous vote, the Union Parish Police Jury has just proclaimed April as Confederate History Month! God Save the South! This last one is in north Louisiana. And the SCV folks in Louisiana, in March, sponsored several caravan flag rallies where vehicles with Confederate flags drove back and forth across the state on major highways. You’d be surprised how many folks out on the road see that sort of thing on a Saturday afternoon. And here in Louisiana the response to that kind of thing by the pubic has been overwhelmingly positive. And in north Louisiana other events will follow later this month.

I have no doubt whatever that our modern Yankee/Marxist “reconstructionists” will continue to press their assault on our culture, history and heritage all across the South, but at least they are beginning to realize that they won’t have it all their own way and that they are not going to win some of the skirmishes they get into with us. And as this struggle continues, more Southern folks wake up and realize what is going on.

As for learning what you can do to help, get a copy of Ron Kennedy’s recent book Dixie Rising–Rules for Rebels (Shotwell Publishing, Columbia, South Carolina). And don’t forget to celebrate Confederate History Month this month. Get a Confederate flag of some kind and run it up your flagpole. Give your politically correct neighbors something to choke on!

Why I Couldn’t Agree With Bruce Catton

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Over the years I have read a bit of “Civil War” history from a lot of authors with divergent opinions on many things. Somehow, though, Bruce Catton’s view of the War was just not one I could get comfortable with. It was sort of like James M. McPherson’s view of the War, and you all know who he was. If you ever read anything I wrote about the War you will recall I couldn’t get comfortable with McPherson’s worldview regarding the War and the reasons for it either. And while McPherson’s books have often been cited on the World Socialist Website in the past, I couldn’t find anything in that regard about Bruce Catton.

However, McPherson’s and Catton’s views appear quite similar when it comes to the notorious Forty-Eighters that Donnie Kennedy and I wrote about in Lincoln’s Marxists.

A friend in New Jersey recently sent me a paragraph out of Catton’s The Army of the Potomac: Glory Road, from page 172 of the book. This is one I had not read, and it probably explains why I am glad I did not make the effort. Even when you research history,  there are times when you can only stand so much propaganda and, though he probably did not intend to do it, that’s exactly what Mr. Catton gave us in this instance. I will comment here on some of what he said in this paragraph.

He started out with: The nation inherited something rich and strange when the German revolutionary movement broke up in blood and proscription lists,  with the best men of a dozen German states hastening to America.   The 1848 revolts in Germany and several other European countries were socialist revolts. That being the case, it would seem that Catton is trying to tell us that the “best men” from a dozen German states were all socialists or communists, because that’s what took part in this revolution. Catton may not be aware of this–in which case you might do well to ask just what else he is unaware of. Either that or his worldview has no problem with socialists. I can’t say definitively either way.

He continues: These Germans were deadly serious about words which Americans took blithely for granted, words like liberty and like freedom and democracy.  It seems as if Catton is totally unaware of the fact that these words do not mean the same things to socialists and communists that they mean to us. When they use such terms they are not saying  what we say when we use them. Lots of ignorant people who eulogize the Forty-Eighters make this grave error. They do not understand how the Leftists use language to confuse their adversaries–and if we are not Leftists, then we are all their adversaries.

Catton says: They (the Forty-Eighters) made up a substantial part of the ground which the free-soil men had cultivated in the 1850s and when the war came they had seen the Union cause as their own cause, with freedom for the black man as one of its sure ultimate goals. This is yet another confirmation that the socialists/communists  saw the Union cause as their own. As for “freeing the slaves” their motives were hardly humanitarian no matter what they said. They were every bit as “racist” as those Southern folks they accused of “racism.” They felt that “freeing” the slaves would uproot the South and cause major problems for the Confederacy and so they endorsed it. The South was the part of the country that was the most Christian and conservative and the most opposed to the socialist designs of both the Establishment in Washington, New York and London.

As Catton wound down in this paragraph he stated:  Their leaders were men who had lost their fortunes and risked their necks, taking up arms for liberty in a land of kings who resisted change, and these leaders called the Germans to the colors as soon as Fort Sumter was bombarded.  Almost sounds as if Sumter was their signal to be up and moving!

What Catton seemed unable to grasp here is that the socialists/communists in Germany, as well as in the rest of Europe, did not fight for liberty for the common man, as we know it. They fought to centralize all the German states into one collectivist entity–with their friends in control of it! The same held true for what they sought to do all over Europe. They fought for collectivization–not liberty. And that’s what they fought for here also. They knew, at least at the leadership levels, where Lincoln was coming from and they knew they had a shot at doing here what they had failed to do in Europe, because they had a leader in Washington that agreed with them!

Until we learn to get this history straight we will continue to make the same stupid errors that we have seen, purposely or otherwise, for the last 150 years. Unfortunately, authors like Mr. Catton who end up glorifying socialists and communists don’t help us much!

Belated Birthday Comments on Lincoln the Empire Builder

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, we are now into February–the beginning of Black History Month, which should end sometime around the latter part of Spring. Yesterday was Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, with all the attendant legends and myths posing as history that always accompany that. As always we will be fed all the historical bovine fertilizer that goes along with that notable event.

This brief commentary would normally have been posted on the “Great Emancipator’s” birthday. I roughed it out the previous evening, only to discover that, when I went to print it off, the printer attached to my computer had suddenly developed a case of IDS (ink deficiency syndrome). Having been able to obtain another print cartridge late on the day of his birth I am now posting this, but the date on it will be tomorrow, the 13th. In this case a day doesn’t make that much difference, seeing that we all have already been treated to 150 plus years of historic swill.

We have been informed that Lincoln inaugurated and fought a war “to free other men” and that this was the noble task of the Army of the Potomac. This romantic psychobabble was presented to us years ago in the movie Gettysburg. Actually. Lincoln inaugurated  and promoted this war to preserve the Union (under Republican control) and he really didn’t give a flip about freeing the slaves. If that happened, even partially, that was alright, but if it didn’t that was alright with him too. He said as much. And just exactly why did he want to preserve the Union? Well, because there was big tariff money to be made off the Southern states, thus forcing them to pay for the lion’s share of running the federal government so internal improvements could be made–in the North!

Although Lincoln was not a big fan of slavery, he didn’t really climb on the Emancipation Gravy Train until it was politically advantageous for him to do so. When the emancipation gig could be used to promote his (and his backer’s) agenda then Lincoln assumed the mantle of “the Great Emancipator” and the Lincoln Cult historians have made sure it was draped over his shoulders for the last 150 years. He was buried in it. I’ve seen all manner of articles over the years about how Lincoln ‘matured” in his view of blacks. It’s all rubbish! Lincoln was a flaming racist when he started out and he remained one up to and including the day Booth pulled the trigger.

Gregg Loren Durand, in his informative book America’s Caesar–Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of a Modern Empire,  originally published in 2000, noted, on page 95 that: “Lincoln’s former political opponent, Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, had also warned the American people a month earlier that the Republican leaders who put Lincoln into office ‘are striving to break up the Union under the pretense of preserving it’  and that ‘they are struggling to overthrow the Constitution while professing undying attachment to it…and are trying to plunge the country into a cruel war as the surest means of destroying the Union upon the plea of enforcing the laws and protecting public property’.” A typically cultural Marxist approach–claim you are doing the exact opposite of what you are really doing, and if you can convince enough “useful idiots” to go along with you, then you can claim a mandate to destroy the country and create “Post-America.” While you claim to preserve, you instead destroy.

Mr. Durand noted, on page 87, that: “When at the Hampton Roads Peace Conference in February of 1865,  President Davis offered to have the Southern states return to the Union on the condition that they be allowed to exercise their rightful domestic powers, Lincoln refused saying, ‘No. Submit to me or the war goes on.’ Thus he revealed his rightful masters to be, not the American people, but the private financial interests and political aristocrats which controlled him from behind the cover of the slavery agitation. Clearly, the true purpose of the war was, as Luther Martin had warned over seventy years before, ‘the total abolition and destruction of all state governments’.” The Deep State in action in 1865! And this was to be done so that state’s rights could be replaced by one, consolidated “democracy” which “historians” have seen fit not to tell us about. But if you will observe today, the term ‘democracy” gets tossed around out there lots more than the term “republic” does. Most folks think there is no difference. So did I once. I learned I was wrong.

In other words, “Father Abraham” the “saviour of the Union” was a political fraud! Not so unlike so many of today’s politicians!  And a consolidated democracy  would fit very well into the plans  of the New World Order crowd of Lincoln’s day–and don’t think they didn’t exist, because they did. And having some of those “Forty-Eighter” generals in Lincoln’s armies fit right in with the general scheme of things. The headquarters of the NWO at the time might have been London, rather than Washington or New York, but they existed–as they still do, and their agenda for us has not changed.

I don’t know about you all, but I made no plans to celebrate Mr. Lincoln’s birth. And should there be any plans to commemorate it later this month, then let this article by my contribution to that–and if, for some reason, it is not appreciated, well, I won’t be a bit surprised.