Hashtag: “Fire McM…..”

by Al Benson Jr.

I have been told that there is a new hashtag out there on Twitter (if they haven’t removed it already) that says “FireMcMaster” and that lots of folks are responding to this, which can’t make the managed media overly happy.

Last evening someone sent me an internet article about National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster briefing cultural Marxist George Soros on what’s going on in the White House with the possible takeover and removal of President Trump from office.

The original article was from infowars.com and while I realize lots of folks don’t like Info Wars for various reasons, I do have to say this– they have good sources and they get the information right. Along with several other sites, I have followed them regularly and usually, if they say something, you can take it to the bank–as long as you actually look at what they said and not at what someone else says they said.

I looked up the Info Wars article on the Internet and found pages and pages of where others had picked it up, one outfit from as far away as New Zealand.

The article was written by Kit Daniels on August 8th and I will quote a little of what he says.  He began with: “National Security Advisor H. R. McMaster is an active operative of globalist billionaire George Soros, according to three separate domestic and foreign intelligence sources…” And he quotes Roger Stone, who has been a political operative since the early 1960s. Stone says: “I have confirmed from sources from inside the White House, the Israeli government and Israeli intelligence that the Israelis have intercepted email communications from General McMaster to George Soros, informing him of everything that’s going on inside the White House…I have double checked this with two different sources very high up in Israeli intelligence, and I actually expect the Israeli ambassador to the US to confirm this.”

Stone noted that: “George Soros has penetrated the Trump White House. Soros has planted a mole infiltrating the National Security apparatus: a woman named Fiona Hill, who has a Harvard background, and has been on the Soros payroll of the Open Society Institute.” Ms. Hill is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

You might be tempted to wonder why the Zionists would have all that much trouble with McMaster. One reason might be an article on the New York Times website for February 24, 2017 which states: “H. R. McMaster breaks with administration on views of Islam.” In other words, McMaster takes a more Obamaesque view of Islam than  President Trump does. In fact, as I have said in previous articles, McMaster disagrees with Trump on just about everything–so why is he where he is? Who advised Trump to choose this turkey for such a high and important position? Inquiring minds sure would like to know. When it comes to picking people from some of these important posts, Trump, almost inevitably, seems to choose people that are guaranteed to give him a hassle over what he wants to do.  And with McMaster he has picked a real beaut–one that is now coming back to bite him unless he does something about it.

As the hashtag said “FireMcMaster.”

Update: Came across an article on http://www.wnd.com for August 11th by Leo Hohmann about the strange bedfellows that McMaster has. Mr. Hohmann noted: “If H. R. McMaster’s committment to President Trump’s conservative agenda is to be judged by those who defend him and want him to stay on as White House national security advisor, it’s not looking good for him.”

“In the past McMaster has been publicly defended by John McCain, R-Ariz, groups funded by George Soros and Media Matters. Now comes the latest endorsement, from the Islamist group CAIR, also known as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, which was shown in federal court to be a front group for Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood’s branch in the Holy Land.” These are some of Obama’s good buddies!

They are labeling those who want McMaster gone as “white supremacists.” Sound familiar? Now McMaster is as lily-white as many of the rest of us, yet those who want him gone are now “white supremacists.” The Swamp must be getting some heat about McMaster and his CFR connections or all these leftists would not be stepping up to the plate to tell us what scumbags we are for wanting him gone.

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Puppets Pulling Strings For Other Puppets

by Al Benson Jr.

Just this evening someone informed me about a new website that deals with H. R. McMaster, the CFR operative that seems to be trying to push Trump in certain directions that are not good for his agenda or for the country as a whole.

The site is http://www.mcmasterleaks.com  and on the first page of the site is an interesting cartoon. It shows H. R. McMaster and General David Petraeus, both at the end of puppet strings held by George Soros, who, in turn, is at the end of puppet strings being held by the Saudis. My next question is: who controls the puppet strings that hold the Saudis in place–because you know, if you are realistic that the Saudis are not the end of the road in all this. They are just one part of the machinery being used to tear down Donald Trump’s “America First” agenda. Do they get their orders from New York? London? Tel Aviv? or where?

The http://www.mcmasterleaks.com site lists several things McMaster has been involved in and gives you links to check out

There is some interesting commentary on this site that has links you can check out. For instance: “H. R. McMaster recently hired two of Ben Rhodes closest allies at NSC. Ben Rhodes is under investigation as part of the Susan Rice spying scandal.”

Then there is: “McMaster refuses to get rid of Obama holdovers who spied on Trump. Derek Harvey was the key figure when it came to the Middle East. He was against the Iran Deal and the funding of Palestinian Authority terror. He called out Islamic Jihad. He tried to force out the Obama holdovers running our foreign policy. And new he’s gone.”

“McMaster fired Rich Higgins for writing a memo criticizing  Islamic terrorism. Through the campaign candidate Trump tapped into a deep vein of concern among many citizens that America is at risk and slipping away. Globalists and Islamists recognize that for their vision to succeed, America, both as an ideal and as a national and political identity, must be destroyed…Islamists ally with cultural Marxists because, as far back as the 1980s, they properly assessed that the left has a strong chance of reducing Western civilization to its benefit.”

I stated in the article previous to this one Trump’s Main Enemies In His Own Administration  that several of the programs that Mr. Trump was pushing for his America First agenda were things McMaster was fundamentally opposed to, like getting out of Afghanistan and getting out of Syria. McMaster wants us to increase our involvement in these places. We’ve been in Afghanistan for 16 years now and what have we accomplished? Yet all these politicians and political generals from Bush and Obama on down have wanted us to continue there and have promoted “troop surges” which just puts more American boys in harm’s way. It seems that these people have wanted this country involved in perpetual wars–supposedly for “perpetual” peace–which somehow, never quite seems to arrive, at least not without more “troop surges.”

And, again, let us not forget H. L. McMaster’s  Council on Foreign Relations association. The CFR has always been a major part of every administration as long as I have been alive, be it Republican or Democrat, which means that there really isn’t much difference between the two. The CFR seems to be working mightily to insert its people into Trump’s administration–something I am not sure he really grasps the implications of.

At any rate, check out this new site http://www.mcmasterleaks.com and keep track of what gets posted there. You can bet the farm that the material put up there will hardly, if ever, be mentioned in your Evening Fishwrapper or on the Communist News Network.

 

Trump’s Main Enemies In His Own Administration

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

You might almost say that this is what Pogo was talking about years ago when he said “we have met the enemy and he is us.”

We all know President Trump has a ton of enemies on the political and theological Left, among Democrats, “progressives” and other slithery denizens of the “vast Left-Wing political Swamp.” These people all heartily wish Mr. Trump, his family, and his agenda extreme ill. And they are working toward that end. That’s a given.

What is not so apparent to many is the fact that these people represent only  one portion of Trump’s opposition. They are the most vile and vulgar part, but they are not the most dangerous and insidious part. The most dangerous and insidious part of his opposition hides in plain sight–as part of his administration. These are the people that are supposed to be helping him promote his America First agenda, and a handful are, but many beyond that handful are diligently working at helping him to fail in his effort, and what’s more, some of the more deluded among them may even think they are doing the country a service by aiding in his downfall. But others among them are not deluded–and they are the ones he has got to learn to beware of. Ironically, some of these are people he has chosen himself, and you have to wonder who advised him in some of these choices.

Mr Trump truly respects the military and in a sense, he has surrounded himself with generals–Flynn, Mattis, McMaster, and others. I think here that Mr. Trump has made a grave error in his thinking. Just because someone happens to be or have been a general in the military doesn’t automatically mean he is your friend. There are such things as political generals.

I have recently seen commentary on the Internet about a movie from back in 1964–Seven Days In May,  starring Burt Lancaster and Kirk Douglas, both dedicated Leftists in their day. Anyone remember that one?  Remember what it was about–a military coup to overthrow the president. In the movie it failed, but not by much. And there are actually people here who naively believe that “it just couldn’t happen here in America.” Well, dream on folks, because it may well, even now, be in the process of happening, and sleeping Americans won’t realize it until they wake up some fine morning not too far down the road and the prostitute press happily informs them that this occurred “while you slept.” Which will probably end up being true in more ways than one.

The question might well be asked–why are some generals in the Trump administration aiding and abetting those on the Far Left to engage in their attacks on the Trump administration?  One answer is because the generals and those on the Far Left have the same bosses.

Let me cite a classic example here, taken from an article in the Washington Examiner for August 3, 2017. The article was authored by Melissa Quinn and entitled: H. R. McMaster told Susan Rice she can keep her security clearance.

According to Quinn’s article: “National Security adviser H. R. McMaster told former national security adviser Susan Rice that she could continue to have access to classified information and that he would waive a ‘need-to-know’ requirement when it comes to accessing classified information contained in documents she saw or received during her time as national security adviser, according to a report. The letter was sent from McMaster to Rice’s home in April, according to Circa and the president didn’t know about either the letter or McMaster’s  decision to allow Rice to keep her Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information clearance.”  So here we have a woman, part of the Obama administration, about to be investigated by Congress because she was involved in unmasking people on Trump’s team during the last election, and McMaster has given her permission to keep her top secret security clearance. Why is this? It seems that several people from the Obama administration have gotten to keep their top secret security clearances when the Trump administration came in–one of them being Hillary. This enables them to get in and poke around in who knows what that they should no longer be given access to. Again, why is this??? I’d sure like to know and I am sure lots of other folks would to.

Then there was the article on http://dailycaller.com for August 3rd which said: “National Security adviser H. R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions…Everything the President wants to do, McMaster opposes. Trump wants to get out of Afghanistan–McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to get out of Syria–McMaster wants to go in. Trump wants to deal with the China issue–McMaster doesn’t…” There’s more, but you get the idea. One official stated: “I know the president isn’t a big fan of what McMaster’s doing the former official declared. I don’t understand why he is allowing a guy who is subverting his foreign policy at every turn to remain in place.”  That’s a very good question–why indeed? Is there some situation there whereby Trump is unable to do anything about this? If so, then Trump has already lost the presidency but no one realizes it yet.

McMaster is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations so you have to know he will kowtow to the One World Government cabal and their agenda. But why is Trump leaving him in place to do this. Is he so enamored of military generals that he can’t see that McMaster is deep-sixing him on every possible front? Or is there something else going on that prevents him?

And then there was the article on Zero Hedge for April 13, 2017, by William Craddick, taken from a site called Disobedient Media, in which the headline stated: “H. R. McMaster’s Ties To Soros-Supported Think Tank Raise Questions.” Disobedient Media sounds like an interesting site.

All in all, at this point, it seems that Mr. Trump is appointing people to high positions that have vested interests in seeing that he fails miserably, and because of that the American people fail. Up to this point I have supported Trump and applauded much of what he did, but if he continues to appoint people that have his demise as a main part of their agenda, then I begin to start wondering what is going on and why. Appointing those who want to make sure America continues to head in the wrong direction, according to Comrade Obama’s wishes is hardly the way to “Make America Great Again.”

Update: WorldNetDaily.com  has also, just this evening weighed in on this issue. They claim McMaster should be fired because of “subversive insubordination” in purging Trump loyalists recently.

They noted that McMaster has reportedly “blocked an attempted purge of holdovers from the Obama administration within the National Security Council, while removing a half-dozen key Trump loyalists, three in the last three weeks.” However, McMaster doesn’t like the word “holdover.”  He says “there’s no such thing as a holdover” just loyal career staffers. What a crock that is!

It seems that Trump has been kept in the dark about much of the purging, but the word seems to be “leaking out” (no puns intended) and supposedly Trump has thought about replacing McMaster with CIA Director Mike Pompeo. He needs to look somewhere else. Doing that is little more than replacing the devil with one of his disciples.

Mueller the Mole

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Back when the Communists were trying to overthrow the US government, while the Cold War was raging, they managed to insert what we call “moles” into several governmental agencies to do their dirty work. They had people in the State Department and the Department of Agriculture and several others. That they obviously had help from Washington insiders to pull this off hardly needs to be mentioned. It is a given.

The history of all this is fascinating and there are several books out there that have gone into much of this in pretty fair detail. One, written years ago by someone who was part of it all is Witness by Whittaker Chambers. It’s a long book (Chambers had a lot of info to pass on), over 700 pages, but it is worth the read and you don’t need to accomplish it all in one evening. It took me awhile to get through it, but I learned from it and you will to.

In fact you might say it would be a good primer for understanding some of what is going on in Washington today. I recommend it.

In this vein, I read an interesting article on http://renewedright.com this past week about “special counsel” Robert Mueller, who is supposedly investigating the Trump administration about these endless “Russian collusion” theories plastered all over the prostitute press by the Deep State and its Leftist allies. After months of this mass propaganda about Trump colluding with the Russians, any evidence of such collusion has yet to make its appearance, which leads me, with my cynical mind, to believe there ain’t any. If Mr. Trump’s Deep State adversaries had even a scintilla of evidence they would long ago have trotted it out. In fact, there is much more evidence of collusion between the Clintons, Obama, and the Russians, but Mueller’s carefully orchestrated “investigation” is making sure that angle doesn’t even get honorable mention.

The Renewed Right article contained an old photo of Mueller in it–sitting between Comrade Eric Holder and someone that looked suspiciously like Muslim convert John Brennan, so Mueller is in the right company–over on the Far Left.

Robert Mueller is a mole in the Trump administration–one among many. The Renewed Right article stated, regarding what Mueller is doing when it said: “His investigation is the Deep State’s secret weapon in trying to take out Donald Trump…Mueller has staffed up with hard charging Democrat partisans to dig through every facet of Trump’s life in a desperate attempt to force Trump from office…White House adviser Kellyanne Conway pointed out the number of Hillary Clinton donors on Mueller’s team is cause for concern. Mueller’s investigation is far adrift  from its original mandate of alleged Russian election interference.”

Of course it is! It was always intended to be so. The Deep State Cabal pushing the “Trump and Russian collusion” drivel knew from day one there was nothing to it. However, they continued to sling mud against Trump’s wall in the hopes that some of it would stick. Well, it stuck long enough that they had a lame excuse to bring Mueller in so he could start to sift through Trump’s business enterprises and all his financial matters from over a decade ago, in the hope of finding, something, anything at all, to justify all their poking around. Who knows–maybe they’ll dig up evidence that Trump ate in a Russian restaurant twenty years ago somewhere and from that they can throw out, for the public, their “assessment” that the waiter who waited on his table was a Russian agent. I use the word “assessment” here because political operative Roger Stone once said “When you see the word ‘assessment’ in a government document it means that they really have nothing. It’s all BS.” I fear that Mr. Stone is correct. “It’s all BS.”

The Renewed Right article said, in conclusion, “The special counsel investigation is part of a coup against the duly elected President of the United States. Mueller’s hires make that abundantly clear.”

And would you believe, I read a headline for an article on the Internet that stated that just because Mueller had hired all Hillary and Obama supporters as part of his team, that was no reason whatever to think they would exercise any bias in what they were investigating. My jaw dropped when I read that one! I thought, come on, people. You can’t honestly believe that. If you do, then you are really stupid–either that or you hope your readers are!

Also, I just read today (7/30/17) that a congressional committee has finally voted to begin to investigate Hillary and her friends and the Clinton Foundation. Suffice it to say, this is long overdue! I sincerely hope they get moving with this and don’t take another eight months to get it off the ground. Their investigation will be much more important than the charade Mole Mueller is conducting in hopes of taking Trump down. Maybe we need to write our Congress critters and tell them that.

Open Letter to President Donald Trump

Dear Mr. Trump,

You may well be already aware of what I am going to say here, but I felt the need to say it anyway. Lest it come across to you in the wrong manner, let me state that my wife and I both voted for you, and we pray for you, that what you are trying to do will be successful. There are people in your own administration that cannot honestly say that much.

Regarding this entire “Russian collusion” narrative you have asked several good questions which I need to comment briefly on. It should be obvious to you that Mr. Mueller, in some vain attempt to tie you to something illegal or treasonous, will investigate you, your family, your friends, including all the family pets (to see if you ever owned a Russian wolfhound) back for at least three generations, and no matter how tenuous whatever they manage to dig up is, it will be parroted by the mainstream media as a world crime of gigantic proportions. I think we both realize that.

You asked a good question in one of your tweets–“What about all the Clinton ties to Russia, including Podesta Company, Uranium deal, Russian Reset, big dollar speeches” (given by William Jefferson Clinton?) In any honest investigation of Russian connections all of this would be included in the investigation along with whatever you are accused of. But I think we both realize that what you have aptly termed a “witch hunt” is not an honest investigation. It is exactly what you said it was–a witch hunt!

That being the case, any questions about Hillary’s ties to Putin, or what Podesta did, or the Clinton uranium deal with the Russians, or Bill’s big dollar speech in Moscow are simply not on the agenda and never will be on the agenda. Indeed, if anything, the current fuss over your “Russian collusion” is little more than an excuse to cover up whatever has occurred  between Hillary, Bill, Podesta, and the Russians, because all those connections are most definitely not to be dealt with. So if you are looking for an answer to your very legitimate questions in their area, you may get one by the twelfth of never, but not before!

The entire “investigative” agenda here is to get rid of you and render your administration helpless to change the direction the Deep State (Swamp) and its Fake News appendages have been going in for decades. That’s what all of this is really all about.

Your administration has to be destabilized because you are tearing down what these people have spent decades constructing–a globalist, one world government, with themselves as the god/rulers of that government. In order for them to complete their task, you have to go, and the legitimate wishes and desires of the American people have to go too. After all, we are just a batch of “deplorables.” Ask Hillary!

Might I be so bold to suggest that, if your America First agenda is to have any chance of success–these people who get their jollies out of tormenting you and your family–all have to go. And you have to work at legally dispensing with them.

Many evangelical pastors have come and prayed with you. That’s good. You will need God’s wisdom to know how He would have you do what I think we both realize you need to do.

I won’t take up anymore of your time. Thank you for reading this, and may God bless your efforts to do what is right for America.

Sincerely,

Al Benson Jr.

https://revisedhistory.wordpress.com

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.

Why Our Kids Never Went To Public School

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

In the main filing cabinet in my office I have three bulging folders of material collected over the years from the early 1970s until now. These three folders contain all manner of material I have collected or people have sent me about the ongoing aberrations that take place in what all thinking people realize is our government school system. It’s not a “public” school system; it’s a government school system. This material comes from all over the country. Some of this stuff would really singe your eyeballs, and if you are like me, you can’t read more than a little of it at a time without getting really ticked off. What some government school systems do to our kids is nothing short of criminal.

I have come to the conclusion, after over forty years of keeping tabs on this kind of thing, that these aberrations are what government education in this country is really all about. When I say that I am not indicting everyone who has ever taught in a government school. We have a niece in Illinois that teaches in one. She’d much rather teach in a Christian school, but she can’t find one in her area that pays a living wage so she does what she has to to survive.

I will make one observation here and then move on. For several decades now we have had “sex education” in government schools in this country. Many have wondered where this idea came from. I know one source. In reading up on cultural Marxism for a speech I have to give later this month, I found that, way back in the early 1900s, a Hungarian Communist named Georg Lukacs was looking for one possible way to help tear down Western civilization. According to author and lecturer William Lind, Lukacs found it. Lind stated: “That same year, when he became Deputy Commissar for Culture in the short-lived Bolshevik Bela Kun government in Hungary, one of Lukac’s first acts was to introduce sex education into Hungary’s public schools. He knew that if he could destroy the West’s traditional sexual morals, he would have taken a giant step toward destroying Western culture itself”. It would be interesting for some honest researcher who had the time to go back and trace what Lukacs did and follow the thread down to America’s government schools today.

When I started collecting all this info on government education I was also just beginning to learn about what was really going on in this country and in the world. My wife and I had a two-year old son and we wondered, with all that we were learning, how we were going to be able to educate him in such a way as to avoid all the perversity   we were reading about that seemed to permeate government education. Later on our daughter came along, which magnified our concerns.

The learning process wasn’t over, however, by a long shot. There was much more to come. Some if it is still coming. The learning process never stops. And one is not always enchanted with the things he learns about.

In September of 1974, we took a short trip to Oklahoma, close to the area I had briefly lived in during the late 1960s. I have never forgotten what happened after we got home from that trip because it changed our lives. It was a Sunday evening and my wife was cooking supper in the kitchen. I was sitting at the kitchen table (we’ve never been fancy enough folks to have a dining room) reading the Chicago Sun Times for September 29, 1974. An article on page 5 really caught my eye. To this day I have kept a copy of it. The title of it was Battle of the books in fundamentalist lion’s den. It went into a situation that, up to that point, I had not even been aware of–the Textbook Protest going on in Kanawha County, West Virginia. I read the article, then reread it, and said to my wife “the way this article trashes these book protesters, they must be doing something right.” They were, but you couldn’t expect the “news” media ever to admit that. Forty three years later most of them still don’t admit it. The media painted the book protesters as racist rednecks who didn’t have enough good sense to appreciate what the virtuous government school system was doing for their kids. The problem for the government school system was that the parents were beginning to realize what the government school system was trying to do to their kids and not for them and they definitely didn’t appreciate it. I’ve seen some of the stuff out of some of those books and I would not have wanted our kids to be subjected to it. So I felt the parents were right to resist, which, I suppose, makes me a redneck too.

With the help of the one honest, dedicated lady on the school board, Alice Moore, the parents were starting to find out just where the government school system they had always just blindly trusted their kids to planned to take those kids. They were not thrilled! In fact, the government education system in Kanawha County was so far out of sync with parental values (as it was in all the rest of the country also) that the parents picketed the government schools when school started in the Fall of 1974. Most kids stayed home. The local “news” media tried to sit on all this as long as they could, to confine it to the local area, but something like this can only be kept quiet for so long and the word got out. Had they had the Internet back then it would have happened much quicker.

Through the Summer and Fall of 1974 there followed a series of marches and rallies and some of the activity over the protest spilled over into 1975. In September of  1975 our family and my brother’s family moved to Kanawha County. By this time we had learned enough about the government school system to realize that you were never going to reform it and get it back to what many folks fondly called “the good old days.” If you couldn’t reform it, the next best option was to secede from it, which is still the most viable option. One good thing that came out of that protest was the formation of several new Christian schools in Kanawha County, and while, eventually, most kids wound up back in government schools, not all did.

As I continued to research and read, I eventually got books by Samuel Blumenfeld and R. J. Rushdoony, both of whom had studied and researched far more than I ever could. From what I read in their books, I began to realize, as I learned the history of government schools in this country, that they had a bad beginning–literally from day one! The government school system in this country was the febrile brainchild of Unitarians and socialists right from the start, And, if that was the beginning, then what, pray tell, could you “reform” it back to? There never were any “good old days” for the government school system. There were only days when the Leftist radicalism was less apparent than it is now. The government school system started with the basic premise of undercutting the influence that church schools had been having on the education of children in the North. In the South it had never really taken hold as it had in the North, where it became mandated as a required institution–compulsory public education–right out of Karl Marx’s Communist Manifesto.

I can see, as I go along, that this article is going to take more than one part, so I will wind up the first installment here except to note, regarding the Textbook Protest in West Virginia, for those who would like to read a little more in depth on it, I would recommend a book you can still get on Amazon, written by a former public school teacher, Karl Priest. It is called Protester Voices–The 1974 Textbook Tea Party. If you want to know what really happened there, I would recommend this book, because, even today, there are precious few media outlets that, when writing about this, will give you the real truth. Karl’s book will give you the real truth and you need to know the real truth.

To be continued.