Reparations Is A Total Scam!

by Al Benson Jr.

According to Wikipedia, Rep. Cori Bush from Missouri is a Black Lives Matter activist. She is also a willing participant in the ongoing “reparations” scam. In pending legislation Rep. Bush called on Congress to adopt measures “aimed at righting historic wrongs, including urging the federal government to issue federal reparations to black Americans…a minimum of $14 trillion would be needed ‘to eliminate the racial wealth gap that currently exists between black and white Americans’ the resolution argues! This bill, HR 414, is ridiculous and needs to be voted down resoundingly! Where does this woman think this $14 trillion is coming from, the Tooth Fairy? Or does she think the government can just print it and pass it out? If she does, does she have any idea of what such an act will do to the inflation level in this country? And the rank inflation won’t only hit white folks!

The “reparations scam” is just that–a scam. In an article on for 5/11/23, writer Bob Barr, a former member of Congress, observed: “Neither history nor common sense mean anything to those demanding ‘racial reparations,’…” Barr then went on to list all the civil rights legislation, from the second 13th Amendment up to and including the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Barr duly noted: “In much the same way that junk science has provided the justification for New York Governor Kathy Hochul to ban the use of natural gas in new construction, ‘junk history’ is at the center of the racial reparations movement…At a recent public forum where Californians could comment on the proposed handouts (reparations) a ‘Rev. Tony Peirce’ boisterously demanded that the only fair dollar figure to be apportioned to him and his fellow black citizens was $200 million apiece…this episode encapsulates the junk history on which reparations advocates appear to justify their cause–that the anecdotal ’40 acres and a mule of 1865 is today worth a cool $200 million. It is doubtful Rev. Peirce or many of the others clamoring for massive monetary reparations for past–and in fact, continuing–wrongs understand or much care about the actual historic context or meaning of the ‘forty acres and a mule’ narrative.” To these people “history” is just another meaningless word. They want the cash, baby, and they want it now!

According to for 1/5/23 “California is considering paying ‘reparations’ to black Californians who are directly descended from enslaved people, which may surprise most Californians. After all, slavery was never legal in the Golden State.” But that fact makes no difference whatever. Governor Newsome feels he has a golden opportunity to garner black votes whether he decides to run for president (if the Democratic establishment lets him) or just run for governor again.

The article noted, quite accurately, that “To understand how slavery is applicable to California one must sift through the reports 500 pages of convoluted logic common to the victim industry in America…” The “report” goes into how slavery continues to “physically and mentally harm African Americans today.” And the article observes, again, accurately, that “The task force is not recommending reparations for slavery, but rather for discrimination.” The entire reparations scam is an exercise in political bovine fertilizer! In California it amounts to a giant vote-buying scam, as well as a major split in race relations, which may also be an alternate reason for it. And who will pay for all these black folks in California getting $200 million apiece–will it be white folks, Hispanic folks, and Oriental folks? That’ll go over real big with them!

An article on for 4/30/22 duly observed that: “Ten years ago, the idea of ‘reparations’ sat on the political fringe in America. The question of whether or not compensation should have been paid to former slaves had died out. Not least because by the start of the 21st century no one in America had actually suffered from slavery…But there’s a tendency in our own age which does not allow wounds to mend or heal. Indeed, there is a movement that locates long-healed wounds in order to rip them open again. And then complain about the hurt caused to themselves.” And of course, the idea of scamming big bucks from people who never had anything to do with slavery really appeals to them. They want to be able to laugh at us poor suckers all the way to the bank. We want that cash, baby, anyway we can get it–honest, dishonest, makes no difference!

Every race of people in the world has either practiced slavery and been enslaved to some extent. Do they all deserve reparations? If not, why not? Why is it only blacks that deserve it? Every other race has put the issues of slavery and discrimination behind them, but not blacks (and all blacks don’t fit into this category) but many blacks seem to thrive on it. It’s like they have a never-ending grievance with the rest of the world and want to be paid to forget it (if ever they will).

The leftists among us, (to which our public schools are adding a growing number) are using this issue to divide the races one from the other, so we wont ever sit down together and talk to one another about how all of us are being taken to the cleaners. Reparations is a big part of the leftist agenda to cause racial division and we need to expose it for the racial scam that it is.


Normal Americans Not Safe Under Biden’s Regime

by Al Benson Jr.

It is becoming more and more apparent that normal Americans are the real target of the Biden Regime. When Trump said “They’re really after you. I’m just in the way.” He was probably more accurate than he realized at the time. So innocent Americans are not really safe under Biden’s beneficent rule, especially if they happen to be white Americans because then they are all automatically “white supremacists.” Wonder if that makes Biden a white supremacist too.” I know, we are not supposed to mention that. I suppose next, Biden will tell us he’s really black.

It seems as if, in any altercation that arises between a minority and a white person, if you listen to the prostitute press, the white person is automatically the guilty party–no exceptions!

There was an item on the news last evening that displayed this. Maybe some of you all saw it. It took place in (where else) New York City, the new home for illegal immigrants and the displacement of homeless veterans. A pregnant white health worker rented a city bicycle to get home after her work shift. She had a receipt showing she’d rented it. Some black dude decided she shouldn’t have it and took it away from her. The video on tv was rather compelling.

I don’t have to tell you how the excuse for a news media portrayed this. This white woman’s need to have this bike to get home on was portrayed as “white supremacy” against the poor defenseless black thug that tried to take it away from her. I don’t know how it eventually turned out, whether she got to ride the bike she rented home or not. Thing is, more and more, leftist politicians and lying media are making it impossible for Americans to live normal lives.

New York City is the socialist paradise where homeless American vets are being kicked out of hotels to make room for illegal immigrants who will likely be entitled to all manner of freebies. So, normal Americans, this is what China Joe wants for you. You are to be replaced by illegal immigrants who, if Biden can just let enough of them into the country, will outvote you in the next election by voting Democrat and that illegal vote will be enough to keep the Democrats in perpetual power and they can drag this country down to the third world level–fit only to become another cog in the wheel of one world government. That’s the plan. Biden has only contempt for real Americans but he loves those illegal immigrants almost as much as he loves Communist China

Paul Craig Roberts has an interesting article on this morning. Mr. Roberts observed: “Biden Regime is spending billions of dollars to defend Ukraine’s borders but won’t spend one penny to defend America’s borders. The Democrats want the Hispanic and black immigrants, who they want to give the vote to, because the immigrant invaders water down the white majority population and destroy the ethnic basis of the U.S. Instead of a unified nation, there is a tower of Babel.”

Mr. Roberts has it figured out. White Americans, especially God-fearing and patriotic ones, are to become the despised “white extremist” minority, constantly outvoted by the unknowing minions of that group that wants America submerged into a one world government and despises our founding principles and heritage. Right now their point man is China Joe. Before him it was Obama, and before him it was the Bush’s. Anyone remember the senior Bush ranting about the “New World Order”? And what part does the Council on Foreign Relations play in this political scam? Go back and read some of my recent articles to find that out.

Abraham Lincoln–Hero Of The Left–And Unfortunately The Right

by Al Benson Jr.

Those who have done research on Abraham Lincoln and his socialist proclivities realize he has been embraced by socialists, communists, and other left-wing types. This is common knowledge among many people. What is not always common knowledge, though, is that Lincoln, with all his socialist connections, is somehow still an icon of the right. That fact displays the large probability that those on the right have been taught bad history and had their historical understanding tampered with, which weakens their position.

Lincoln’s love affair with the left has been noted in an article on 2/20/23 on which notes that Abraham Lincoln is a hero of the left. The article states: “From Karl Marx to Eugene Debs to 1930s American Communists, leftists have regarded Lincoln as a pro-labor hero who played a crucial role in vanquishing chattel slavery. We should celebrate him today as part of the great radical democratic tradition.” If what this writer says is true, then Lincoln would have loved China Joe Biden and what he is doing to the country now.

The writer does not claim Lincoln was a socialist, but nonetheless, he grasped the “general concept” of socialism: the primacy of labor over capital and of liberty over property. The article continued: “Proclaiming ‘communism is 20th century Americanism’ leaders increasingly paired Lincoln with black abolitionists including Frederick Douglas, Harriet Tubman, and Sojurner Truth…” If only those people had been aware of Lincoln’s racist turn of mind they might have taken a different tack. Their “hero” would probably have balked at being placed in the company of black abolitionists.

In actuality, Abraham Lincoln never freed a single slave. His “Emancipation Proclamation only applied to slaves in the Confederate States and it left slaves in slave states still in the Union in bondage. There were five slave states in the Union, including West Virginia, that the proclamation did not apply to. The slaves in those states were technically not freed until the passage of the 13th Amendment, which came months after Lincoln departed this mortal coil. So Lincoln was not really opposed to slavery–unless it was Confederate slavery. He was okay with Union slavery. All the hype about him being the “Great Emancipator” is something we could label as “specious humbug.”

Most on the left, and many on the right, don’t like to hear the truth about Lincoln. In an article on for 3/14/22 Dr. Boyd Cathey observed: “Since then (1981) criticism of Lincoln is not acceptable, not tolerated by mainstream conservatives. Instead the conservative establishment now heralds such neo-Reconstructionist historians as Allen Guelzo or even Marxist Eric Foner (a favorite of Karl Rove). Any dissent from the virtual cannonization of Lincoln with contemporary American society comes from mostly Southern traditionalists and their allies…”

Dr. Cathey is right. When I wrote for the old National Educator newspaper back in the 1980s and 90s I did a series of articles on Lincoln and his socialist connections. The people that complained the loudest were patriotic conservatives who were ticked off at my telling the truth about their patron political saint. They didn’t want to be exposed to the blemishes of their “conservative” hero! They refused to be confronted with the facts! Many staunch conservatives today still think today he actually freed the slaves!

In an article by Claude S. Fischer on 4/5/2011 on it was noted that “During just one term (plus 45 days) Lincoln managed to do the following, ‘socialist-communist acts: taxed the wealth creators…exploded deficit spending…led a federal takeover of currency and banks…forced people to work for the federal government…indulged in government giveaways to special interests…expropriated private property for redistribution…”

Joe Biden would have loved him except for his party label. But, you have to remember that in the mid 1800s the Republicans were socialists and the Democrats were conservatives. Today, both parties are socialist–Council on Foreign Relations socialists!


China Joe And “White Supremacy”

by Al Benson Jr.

According to “President Joe Biden denounced white supremacy as ‘the most dangerous terrorist threat’ to the nation in his commencement address to Howard Universities graduating class Saturday. Biden said ‘And I’m not just saying this because I’m at a black HBCU. I say it wherever I go!…invoking the battle cry he used to galvanize voters in the 2020 election cycle, he called on his audience to ‘fight for the soul of the nation’.”

Well, Biden is right about one thing. The battle he is engaged in is truly a battle for the soul of the nation. Unfortunately for Biden, as is usually the case, he is on the wrong side in this battle! As to whether he even realizes that or not, I will leave that up to my readers. Personally, I think he does realize it, but the lure of filthy lucre may have blinded him to any real truth. Those fat checks from foreign governments and companies tend to take his mind off any truth that might have once dwelled there.

Critics accused Biden of using this chance to inflame racial tensions in this country–and I would tend to agree with that. One might easily call him China Joe the race baiter! One commentator labeled him as our “divider-in-chief” and that is an accurate portrayal. Biden is actively working to divide Americans along racial lines because it is to his political advantage to do so.

His definition of a “white supremacist” most likely refers to anyone who is conservative or truly patriotic–or anyone who dared to vote against him and for Trump. Biden also uses the white supremacy label to push for more gun control–especially if the shooter in any given situation happens to be white. If the shooter is black or Hispanic then China Joe takes great pains, along with the prostitute press, to ignore the situation.

Many people just think Biden is just bonkers. They fail to realize that there is a method to his madness–a direct attack on his political opponents–all of which he would gleefully lock up if he thought he could get away with it. In other words, if you dare to oppose Biden’s extreme leftist agenda, you’re automatically a white supremacist, or a domestic terrorist, whichever label is appropriate at the moment!

Biden is using the classic “divide and conquer” strategy to keep all Americans of all races from understanding what a political trickster he really is. And, at this point in time, that also distracts from the congressional testimony being presented as to his family’s massive influence peddling and getting big money from businesses and hostile regimes such as Communist China.

Biden says the white supremacists will not have the last word. At this point in time we have to wonder if race baiters like Biden will get the last word–at least in the short term. Woe to this country if it does, for it will be the beginning of the end for this generation!

Socialist Hypocrisy?

by Al Benson Jr.

In the past several months several “blue” cities in the North rushed in to receive the designation of “sanctuary cities” for illegal aliens. They wore this badge proudly–as long as it didn’t cost them anything but a little rhetoric.

Now that Texas, which is being inundated with illegal aliens, has started putting them on buses and sending them to these sanctuary cities, the tune has suddenly changed. Now these sanctuary cities are being rudely awakened to the real world fact that what they asked for ain’t what they really wanted! It’s only what they thought they wanted back when it wouldn’t cost them anything.

When reality kicks in and the illegals start arriving by the busload, in increasing numbers, they begin to find out what the Southern border states are having to put up with. Now they are deciding they’re not having anymore of that! The illegal alien welcome mat is being removed in places like Chicago and New York City.

You’ll have to pardon me if I don’t feel all that sorry for these liberal/socialist cities. They got what they asked for, in part because they never thought it would really happen. Or, at best, they felt maybe a handful of illegals might show up that they could feel good about pampering. But when busloads of them came, it didn’t take long before it was “Katy bar the door.” What they wanted was to look noble in front of the socialist world. When reality started catching up with them, the liberal/socialist “nobility” started wearing off real quick!

My Impressions Of Mexico

by Al Benson Jr.

Since Title 42 is supposed to expire later this week it brought Mexico to mind. I’ve been to Mexico twice over the years–once in 1960 and again in 1986. Needless to say, conditions in Mexico have not improved. If anything they might be even worse now than back then. In 1960 you didn’t have the drug cartels to worry about–all you had were plain old Mexican bandits, almost like the ones you see in the movies.

The other young man that I went with and I spent much time in Mexico, at least as far as Mexico City, on what was euphemistically called The Pan American Highway. In 1960 it was a two lane highway, with large parts of it unpaved, often with batches of rusting highway equipment, sitting beside some of the unpaved areas as though someone had just walked away from them thirty years ago and never returned.

When you got away from the cities, much of rural Mexico looked exactly like what you see in Western movies. There were times, driving along the “highway” when we saw groups of horsemen come out of the brush and ride along the cleared area next to the highway. There would be anywhere from ten to fifteen of these guys, all with the big Mexican sombreros, all armed with rifles and bandoliers of ammunition across their shoulders and all with machetes. We never knew who these guys were and since they were armed and we weren’t it did not seem prudent to inquire. Here and there in some of the towns we stopped in we saw men wearing handguns.

I don’t know what the politics in Mexico were at that point. I was not politically aware at that time. Political awareness did not come for me until after I was married, nine years later. My impression of Mexico in 1960 was that in many ways it was 75 years behind the times. In many small towns we went through the mode of transportation was about evenly divided between autos, trucks, and horses and wagons. We were stopped at what I presume were inspection stations between Mexican states, which gave the local police or whatever they were a chance to rummage through our possessions. I remember one stop in particular where the cop thought he had something on me because he saw a typewriter case of mine in the car trunk, which he commented on. I could literally see the disappointment on his face when he opened it up and found only aftershave lotion and deodorant.

Our reception in Mexico was a mixed bag. Some folks were interested and friendly, wanting to know all about the US. Others were sullen and one place we stopped someone said “Hey Americans, how much money you got?” He could have figured that out by looking at us. We were traveling on the cheap and had just enough to get by, nothing extra, and our clothes showed that. If I had to guess at the political climate in Mexico in 1960 I would say it was somewhat to the left, but then Mexico has had that problem at least since the early 1900s.

The second time I was in Mexico was in 1986 when my family was with me. This time we only went into extreme northern Mexico because I wanted my wife and kids to be able to say they had been in Mexico. We took a ride across the Rio Grande in an aluminum rowboat and then rented donkeys to ride up to a Mexican town from the river. The scenery was spectacular and just before we got to the town there was an old wreck of a car right where the road divided. It was an old Ford Edsel, a car they have not made since the early 1950s. Who know how long it had been there!

When we got into the town what amazed me was that it looked exactly the way the Mexican towns I remembered from 1960 had looked. No improvement! No improvement in Mexican rural life in 26 years! My son commented on the rundown appearance of the town and I told him that this is what socialism has done for Mexico. It was like taking a step back in time to 1960 again. I couldn’t get over it. Towns in our country didn’t look the same as they did in 1960, but it seems as if in Mexico, at least some of them still did. I understood why so many Mexicans wanted to come north. And it’s not that Mexicans are lazy. They are hardworking people that have basically been screwed by their own government that has no real interest in their welfare. Sound familiar?

What I’ve seen in Mexico is what the Biden Regime has planned for us and they are using the current immigrant situation to implement that. This country can’t solve Mexico’s problems by turning us into another Mexico, yet that’s what Biden and company are working at. They seem enthralled with that idea! They want Mexico’s socialism for us and they see a way to implement that here by giving illegal immigrants the right to vote if they can just make it across the Rio Grande. The idea is that most of these illegals will vote Democrat and help to turn us into a socialist country. Our leaders are planning for the future–their future–as they work to turn us into yet another socialist paradise.

There Are Westerns And Then There Are Westerns

by Al Benson Jr.

I’ve noted for several years that Western movies seem to be dying out. You see one here and there, but in the main, no. This is not a new trend and I won’t go into all the reasons for it here, of which there seem to be several. I grew up in the 1950s watching Westerns both on tv and in the movies. When I got old enough, I traveled over much of the West. I was seldom disappointed–in the scenery, the people, or much of anything about the West.

Unfortunately, the world is changing. In recent years moviemakers have come to be concerned not only with domestic audiences but with the foreign market as well. Communist China has become a major consumer of American movies–and the Chinese don’t like American westerns. The free and independent attitude of the American West is something the Chinese can’t identify with, from the Communist government on down. Ordinary Chinese can’t identify with it, because for hundreds of years now, and maybe never, they have not experienced freedom and independence of thought. And their government is not about to let them see too much of that kind of thing on the silver screen! Communist regimes favor films that make communism look superior. Though with the current trends in Hollyweird, Communist regimes might learn to appreciate our movies because they tend to make our country look so negative.

It has been also observed that, as our country has grown more “diverse” and politically correct that Westerns with heroes with clean-cut images have become less popular. Nowadays if you want Western movies you better make sure your leading characters are anti-heroes with mixed motives. Can’t have people yearning for “truth, justice, and the American way.” So we’ve graduated from John Wayne to Clint Eastwood. And as much as I have enjoyed Eastwood’s movies over the years, most of the characters he has portrayed are far from pure as the driven snow! One Western movie he did, The Unforgiven, featured Gene Hackman as a psycopathic sheriff who got his kicks out of beating up on people. I never saw that picture again and don’t figure I’ve missed too much. Contrast that with what John Wayne said about a republic as a form of government in The Alamo and the difference is like night from day.

Then, there are Westerns and there are Westerns! Many over the years looked like they were filmed on a Hollywood back lot somewhere, or even worse, in some cases like they were filmed mostly in some studio building with a few outside shots taken of the hero on a horse to make it look outdoorsy. I’ve been to the locations of some of the Westerns Ive seen over the years, and believe me, indoor filming for Westerns doesn’t cut the mustard! If you have seen the country out there, you can spot fake, indoor “scenery” in less than a New York minute.

I suppose, were they to start making more Westerns they would have to conform to today’s twisted standards. The “heroes” would all have to be non-white, preferably trans-sexuals and the heroines would all have to be lesbians in order to reflect our “diversity” a diversity where no straight whites need apply for any roles. The traditional Western seems to have gone the way of the dodo bird and anything that reflects positively on either the South or the West is simply beyond the pale–to be avoided on pain of intellectual death!

The Tucson Ring–Cheating The Apaches For Fun And Profit (Mostly Profit)

by Al Benson Jr.

The other night I watched the 1993 movie Geronimo: An American Legend. Ive seen it a couple times before and always enjoyed it. The rugged Southwestern scenery in it is something I enjoy seeing, a remembrance of my time in that part of the country, but also a reminder that I will never get to go back there. For a movie it was amazingly accurate as far as it went.

Although the movie did not deal with it, the background for much of the Apache trouble in Arizona was the infamous Tucson Ring. Odie B. Faulk, in his book The Geronimo Campaign dealt with the infamous Tucson Ring, as well as the machinations of some of the crooked Indian agents, which displayed many of the problems with the reservation system–one of America’s early problems with socialism.

Faulk noted, in part, “Then in the early 1880s, as the Chiricahuas were forced back on this reservation (San Carlos), functionaries in the Indian Bureau decreed that these proud warriors become farmers, despite the recommendations of such knowledgeable officers as Crawford, Davis and Gatewood that they be encouraged in pastoral pursuits…” That didn’t work. And anyone knowing anything about the Apaches could have told them it wouldn’t work, but trying to tell a government bureaucrat anything about what they mismanage is an exercise in utter futility.

Faulk observed that: “But it was black humor, for thereby the proud Apaches were reduced to living on rations provided for them through the Indian Office through the resident agent at each reservation–a system inviting graft, one allowing the Tucson Ring to get rich through connivance. One of (General) Crook’s aides, Captain John G. Bourke, later wrote, ‘The Tucson Ring was determined that no Apache should be put to the embarrassment of working for his own living; once let the Apaches become self-supporting, and what would become of ‘the boys?’ The Indians were aware of this system, too, knowing that rations intended for their consumption were being openly sold in neighboring towns, that they were being shorted on their allotments. The principal items of issue to them were flour and beef, but their week’s ration of flour would barely suffice for a day. The cattle sent them were held without water by the contractor until they crossed the river just before being weighed; The Government was paying a pretty stiff price for half a barrel of Gila River water delivered with each beef,’ wrote Britton Davis of this practice. In addition, the scales used were incorrect in favor of the contractors, And ‘there was not enough fat on the animals to fry a jackrabbit, many of them being mere skin and bones’ Davis asserted. He once accused the herders of actually carrying some of the cattle to the Agency on horseback, but the herders swore that all had walked.”

Faulk also noted: “The Tucson Ring likewise profited when the Apaches left the reservation. Lucrative contracts could be had for supplying grain, hay, and provisions for soldiers sent to quell uprisings. Sometimes they even wanted to benefit both from the Indians on the reservation and from more soldiers, the ‘boys’ would generate an Indian scare through their newspapers, then bombard Washington with requests for ‘protection.’ As Captain Bourke phrased it, ‘They had only to report by telegraph that the Apaches were ‘uneasy. refused to obey the orders of the agent, and a lot more stuff ofthe same kind and the Great Father would send in ten regiments to carry out the schemes of the ring, but he would never send one honest, truthful man to inquire whether the Apaches had a story or not.”

The “Great Father” in Washington had learned from what he had done to white Southerners during what was euphemistically labeled as “reconstruction” after the War of Northern Aggression that if he could get away with what he did during “reconstruction” then he could surely get away with what he did to the Indians afterward and who would dare question his great wisdom? What Washington did during “reconstruction” and to the Indians later on was an early example of a government declaring war on its own people–something this government has continued to do up to and including our own day!

The Great Unanswered Question

by Al Benson Jr.

I and others have asked this question for years now and have yet to even have that acknowledged. Many of us will continued to ask it until we get some sort of answer from the politically correct minions of the viewpoint that the War of Northern Aggression was fought to end slavery. If the War was fought to end slavery then why did the North not start by abolishing slavery in those states that ended up remaining in the Union, some through no fault of their own.

There were four slave states that ended up in the Union–Kentucky, Missouri, Maryland, and Delaware–and when West Virginia seceded from Virginia and ended up back in the Union it did so as a slave state. So that would have been five states in the Union where slavery could have been abolished if that had been the real reason for the War. Yet that didn’t happen. So we have to conclude that because it didn’t happen the real reason for the war was not freeing the slaves but something else.

The tariff question naturally comes to mind, due to the fact that the South paid over 80% of the tariffs for the entire country while the North got most of the benefit from that. The North would have been in pretty sad financial shape without the South to foot most of the bill for all the internal improvements made up north. But the politically correct don’t even want to discuss this. The tariff issue is a “dead letter” to them, meaning they can’t get any traction from that issue to promote their racist agenda to blame the South for slavery. So tariffs are ignored and the slavery issue played up to inflame the passions of black folks who are much better off in this country than they would be had their ancestors remained in Africa. It’s a classic “divide and conquer strategy” to separate the races and prevent them having an honest dialogue with one another. Were they to get together and talk, they would soon discover that the Deep State is screwing everybody in this country and the Establishment can’t have that.

Gene Kizer Jr. in his authoritative book Slavery Was Not the Cause of the War Between the States has observed that: “Clearly the North did not instigate a war to end slavery. The focus on slavery as the primary cause of the War Between the States–even indirectly–is a fraud of biblical proportions and it prevents real understanding of American history. Pulitzer Prize winning historian and Lincoln scholar David H. Donald, back in the 1960s, was concerned about the overemphasis of slavery asthe cause of the war. He said the Civil Rights Movement seems to have been the reason for stressing slavery as the cause of the war.”

Given the origins of the Civil Rights Movement that would not be surprising. Years ago now, journalist Alan Stang wrote a book called It’s Very Simple–The True Story of Civil Rights. In that book Mr. Stang delved into the leftist credentials of many in the Civil Rights Movement. Some have concluded that Lincoln didn’t have the authority to free any slaves in the Union states which is probably true. Well if he had no authority to free slaves in the Union, where in heaven’s name did he get the “authority” to free them in the Confederate States??? Lots of questions that need to be answered here and yet the politically correct and minions of Wokeism continue to ignore them because they realize they have no answers that make any kind of sense. So they continue to rant and rail about the War being fought to “end slavery” when they know all that is so much bovine fertilizer. Their fondest hope is that you don’t realize the fertilizer content of their absurdities.

The Left Continues To Peddle A Guilt Trip About Slavery

by Al Benson Jr.

Those on the political and theological left continue to try to decimate Southern culture with the slavery issue. They insist the War of Northern Aggression was fought to free the slaves (a specious lie, but they don’t care. They blame the South for slavery in this country, forgetting that there were slaves in all the 13 original colonies–a fact they hope you never check out.

But now there has been a new chip thrown into the pot, one the left didn’t figure on–blacks admitting that their ancestors were part and parcel of the African slave trade. I recently came across a site that was most informative, which observed: “Incomplete depictions of the Atlantic slave trade are, in fact, quite common. My 2003 study of 49 state U.S. history standards revealed that not one of these guides to classroom content even mentioned the key role of Africans in supplying the Atlantic slave trade. In Africa itself, however, the slave trade is remembered quite differently. Nigerians, for example, explicitly teach about their own role in the trade…In Ghana, politician and educator Samuel Sulemana Fuscini has acknowledged that his Asanti ancestors accumulated their great wealth by abducting, capturing, and kidnapping Africans and selling them as slaves.” Wonder how that statement would go over in classrooms run by leftist teachers.

The article continued: “Ghanian diplomat Kofi Anoonor has written: ‘I believe there is a great psychic shadow over Africa, and it has much to do with our guilt and denial of our role in the slave trade. We too are blameworthy in what was essentially one of the most heinous crimes in human history…All the tribes were involved–no exemptions.” Another African American stated: ‘So we really can’t blame the Europeans, we sold our own. It takes two.” The article also observed: “The white man did not introduce slavery to Africa…And by the fifteenth century men with dark skins had become quite comfortable with the concept of man as property…”

Yet another article, this one on noted this: “African societies practiced human bondage long before the Atlantic slave trade began…Furthermore, prisoners of war between different African societies oftentimes became enslaved.” That was where the Europeans got many of the slaves they brought to America, from African tribes who sold off some of their POW’s.

And an interesting article was on that observed comments written by another African who said: “My great grandfather, Nwaubani Ogogo Oriaku, was what I prefer to call a businessman, from the Igbo ethnic group of Southern Nigeria. He dealt in a number of goods including tobacco and palm produce. He also sold human beings.” And this lady lived in relatively modern times. She also added: “He had agents who captured slaves from different places and brought them to him” my father told me.”

Sandra E. Greene noted on that “Slavery in the U.S. ended in 1865, but in West Africa it was not legally ended until 1875, and then it stretched on unofficially until almost World War 1.”

So most of this politically correct baloney that blames all whites, and particularly Southern whites for slavery is just that–leftist baloney–for want of a better term. It is nothing but anti-white propaganda! The Africans would have continued to engage in slavery had they never sold a single slave to white American slave traders who were all from the North anyway, and many were Jews as well as Christians and agnostics.

Whites have purposely been taken on ahuge guilt trip over something that has been a practice of every race on earth! It is long past time to quit feeling guilty and to take a long look at the slavery practiced by other races every bit as much as white folks did.