The Ethnic Cleansers

by Al Benson Jr.

Let’s face it, we now have a government that is at war with its own citizens. We have a thoroughly weaponized “Justice” Department that will go after any American citizen that fails to toe the official government socialist line in any area. Symbols of our history, such as Betsy Ross flags, Gadsden flags, and Confederate flags are now listed in government documents as symbols of insurrection, and domestic terrorism. So if you have a flag having to do with any of the three listed here flying on your flagpole, then our benevolent fascist regime may send someone to pay you a visit or send the FBI to confiscate your cell phone, because even though you have done nothing wrong, they just know you are up to no good. In their eyes the entire citizenry is guilty until proven innocent–if such a miracle would ever happen!

And all those 75 million people that voted for Trump must be domestic terrorists, otherwise they would all have voted for socialist Biden. Anyone who voted otherwise must be guilty of insurrection or terrorism. This is the rationale of what is running the government in our day.

The same principle holds true for those that want to erase our history. While they realize they won’t totally be able to erase it for us, they hope to accomplish that feat with our children. Part of their agenda is making sure the next generation is totally ignorant of its true history and culture, because they have their own version that they want to replace real history with. This is George Orwell’s 1984 writ large.

My friend, Jeff Paulk, from Oklahoma, recently sent a letter to one of those tasked with removing Confederate names from any and all military installations. Jeff wrote, in part, “This cultural genocide against all things Southern and Confederate has got to stop. the truth is the truth, and regardless of how hard you people try to erase it, we, the descendants of Confederate soldiers, will continue to proclaim the true accounts of history to our posterity…Those brave warrior patriots whose remains lay beneath the clods of the valley in countless unmarked graves across the land, cannot speak for themselves. These Confederate dead, consisting of black, white, Indian, Mexican, and others, fought to prevent the very mess we find ourselves living in today in this country, under a fraudulent, illegitimate, tyrannical, socialist, controlling, and oppressive overgrown centralized government.” He’s right on the money there.

Jeff continued: “There was an unwritten agreement after the War of Northern Aggression that as long as the Southerner remained loyal to the U.S., he could keep his symbols and his heroes. The South kept that bargain, by providing more military personnel, by percentage, than any other area of the country. The U.S. has broken that agreement by removing memorials and flags from National battlegrounds, and participating in the genocide of our symbols, history, and heritage. It continues that breech of promise with your participation on a committee that is removing the names of Confederate soldiers from military bases, some of whom may have been slave owners, and renaming them with the names of Union soldiers, some of whom were slave owners. What hypocrisy!”

Of course we have to understand one thing here. Hypocrisy from the left is permissible because they deal daily in it. All you have to do is look at their “news” media. Will this situation change? It all depends on how much the leftists manage to manipulate the next two elections. If they get their way it will never change because leftists never relinquish power willingly once they gain it. They will do whatever it takes to hold onto it–legally or otherwise–and otherwise doesn’t bother them in the least. It’s their bread and butter.

I do wonder what it will take for enough of the American people to wake up and realize what is being done to them. I don’t recall where I read it now, but somewhere I read the our War for Independence started out with three percent of the population in favor of it. At this point in our history, I wonder if we still have three percent of our population aware enough of our current situation to try to take some action to-do something about it. And, no, I am not advocating the overthrow of the government. We truly need the Lord’s guidance and protection in the days to come because things are not getting any better. We also need to stand up and defend our history and heritage with the truth. If enough of us were willing to do even that much it would be a big help.

More Ethnic Cleansing In Louisiana

by Al Benson Jr.

Anyone who has followed the news realizes that the attempt to obliterate Confederate history and heritage is still alive and well. Recently we have been treated to federal plans to rename any federal installation named after anyone who was a Confederate during the War of Northern Aggression. It should be obvious that the plan is to do away with anything remotely Confederate–except the slavery issue–which is the only thing they want the Old South remembered for. The fact that you also had slavery in the North is to be swept under the politically correct rug. It may leave a big lump under that rug, but that will be studiously ignored.

So it should come as no great surprise that a state national guard camp here in Louisiana, Camp Beauregard, will also be renamed next year according to https://www.thetowntalk.com There was a town meeting, either in Alexandria or nearby, where folks could come and put their two cents worth in about the name change. Not that it will make any difference. They are going to do it whether you like it or not.

What got me was the comments of a former military police officer who had been stationed there. He said that nothing (presumably anywhere) should have been named after Confederates because the South lost the war. He felt everything should be named after white or black Yankees who served in the Union armies! In other words, all monuments anywhere in the country having to do with the War of Northern Aggression should all be one gigantic testimony to the Union victory and nothing, but nothing else, should be remembered!

How’s that for an endorsement of ethnic cleansing? I know the victors get to write the “history” books, but that doesn’t mean they were right. All it means is that they were stronger than their adversaries and had a compliant “news” media on their side. It also means that the descendants of those that lost, even though they were right, have got to be vigilant about standing up and speaking the truth about what it was all about and what really happened, even if the politically correct don’t want anyone to be aware of that. And they don’t!

Those who will defend Southern history, heritage, and culture have got to keep on keeping on doing what they are doing and if they can find new ways to do that, by all means employ the new methods as long as they are ethically correct. We cannot just leave the battlefield to apostate Yankees whose major goal in life is to bury us and our history.

What The Transcendentalists Sought To Do To The South

by Al Benson Jr.

In 1860 your average Southerner did not have, by far, the same worldview as his Northern counterpart. He was, thanks to solid preaching in Southern pulpits, extremely doubtful about the “goodness” of human nature. He believed in the sovereignty of God and the sinfulness and depravity of man. He knew enough of man’s fallen nature to realize that secular political solutions would not solve the problems of that day, or any other day.

Southern Christians sat up and took notice when Northern Unitarian and Transcendentalist Theodor Parker echoed the statements of many of his own brethren that every man was his own Christ and that true faith was independent of Biblical revelation. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Southern Christians reeled in shock when Unitarian minister Ralph Waldo Emerson stated that when abolitionist/terrorist John Brown was hanged he would “make the gallows as the Cross.” The rank apostasy of these statements from the North made most astute Southerners aware that they were up against more than a mere political adversary. They were, ultimately, up against a force that sought to gut their Christian faith as it had gutted the Christian faith in the North decades earlier.

Historian Francis Butler Simkins in his A History of the South noted many of the problems between churches that surfaced after the War of Northern Aggression was over and that shameful pogrom called “Reconstruction” had begun. The various Southern denominations ended up having many of the same problems that were evident in the political realm.

You had a lot of Northern clergymen that came south after the war was over. The attitude of Northern churchmen that they were coming south to eradicate the barbarism and theological darkness of that region did not sit too well with Southern folks. Simkins noted that: “An Alabamian expressed the opinion of most white Southerners that: ‘Perhaps the greatest liars and most malignant slanderers that the North has spewed out upon the South since the close of the war, are the reverend blackguards that have been sent among us as ministers of religion’.”

Simkins noted that a tendency toward reunion among the Presbyterians was countered by “Northern insolence.” Thereafter, the Southern Presbyterians got together to form a stronger Southern church. Same situation with the Southern Methodists and Baptists. Lets face it–the Southerners were right. These attitudes among Northern churchmen display the effect that apostasy had in the Northern churches for decades. There was this Yankee determination to dominate, to force everyone to yield to their position as the only right position–a sort of “be reasonable and do it MY way” attitude. We might note the parallel of this mindset among the New England Unitarians, who were going to make sure all the children in their states were educated, via compulsory education laws, THEIR way.

And now these “teacher-missionaries” came south with the idea of teaching those ignorant Southern folks to see the real light, as displayed by Transcendentalist doctrine and public school “education.” Simkins, along with many others has told us that the government school system–a real fruit of Northern apostasy–was brought south as part of the Yankee “Reconstruction” program, and that it stayed on.

Researcher and historian Arthur R. Thompson observed, as I noted in an earlier article that Northern Transcendentalism was a transition “from Christ to anti-Christ.” That’s hard to argue with. Given the apostasy in the North, you have to figure that a goodly number of those “teacher-missionaries” that came south after the war were Transcendentalists, and Transcendentalism was influenced by Illuminism.

“Reconstruction” officially “ended” in 1877, but within a few short years of that time the South ended up encountering major problems with new doctrines that it has yet, to this day, to fully begin to deal with. It seems that the Transcendentalists may have found a more subtle way of neutralizing the orthodox Christian faith of the South that has worked better than outright confrontation.

Abolitionists, Spiritualists, And Women’s Libbers–Our “history” Books Glamorize The Wrong People

by Al Benson jr.

The radical Abolitionist Movement in this country in the years from the 1830s through “reconstruction” at the end of the War of Northern Aggression caused many problems we still deal with today. And yet the people responsible for these radical movements are often the ones our “history” books choose to glamorize today.

If you look at the scribblings of Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison you have to recognize that this man was a rank internationalist whose agenda went way beyond freeing slaves. That was supposedly part of it, but not the whole of it by any means. Although there were undoubtedly some Christians in the Abolitionist Movement, by and large, it was an experiment in rank apostasy. Many of its adherents had become enamored of the strange doctrines of spiritualism that so permeated mid-nineteenth century America. Others had become devotees of Unitarianism–yet another form of apostasy from the Christian faith. Others, like John Brown, had become terrorists.

Ann Braude, in her book Radical Spirits told us that: “Every notably progressive family of the nineteenth century had its advocate of Spiritualism, some of them more than one…The ubiquitous Beecher family contributed Charles Beecher and Isabella Beecher to its ranks, while Harriet Beecher Stowe became a serious investigator…As already noted, abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison was an early convert and remained loyal to the movement until his death. The famous Grimke sisters, Sarah and Agelina talked to spirits.” All of these people were abolitionists–and all, according to Braude, involved in Spiritualism. Undoubtedly your “history” books mention some of these worthies in glowing terms–but do they tell you anything about their Spiritualist connections? I’m willing to bet that is hardly, if ever, mentioned.

Susan B. Anthony, from a Quaker family, became a partner to Elizabeth Cady Stanton in the promotion of what has today become the Women’s Lib Movement. Anthony, at the beginning, had a hard time giving speeches in public. She lacked confidence as a public speaker and so she read most of her speeches to her audiences. Braude has written of Anthony that she wrote to her colleague, Stanton, and stated that: “You can’t think of how earnestly I have prayed to be a speaking medium for a whole week. If they would only come to me thus, I’d give them a hearty welcome.” She was referring to the spirits. Braude has stated, then, that for the sake of the Women’s Lib Movement (they didn’t call it that back then) she was willing to open herself up to being used by spirits.

Another author, Kathleen Barry, in her book Susan B. Anthony took a little different tack on Anthony’s spiritual worldview. She observed that: “In her autobiography, Elizabeth Cady Stanton described Susan’s spirituality as that of an agnostic. Susan never denied the existence of God, but her beliefs were secularized and lodged in the world around her.” So, whichever way you take it–Spiritualist or Unitarian–Anthony’s beliefs were a radical departure from orthodox Christianity–and this is the foundation for Women’s Lib!

Braude, in Radical Spirits identified spiritualism as being present at the Women’s Rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. She noted: “From this time on, Spiritualism and women’s rights intertwined repeatedly as both became mass movements that challenged the existing norms of American life. The two movements shared many leaders and activists.” Again, your history books probably don’t touch on any of this.

It is worth observing in passing that the Spiritualist Movement began to make inroads in this country right around 1848, the same year the communist and socialist revolts began in Europe. In fact, one of the female Forty-Eighters, Mathilde Franziska Anneke, the wife of socialist agitator Fritz Anneke, once she came to America, became one of the leading lights in the Women’s Rights Movement. She worked closely with Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton and even lobbied in Washington in behalf of women’s rights. So you see there were connections between the Forty-Eighters and the Feminists.

Another family influenced by spiritualism were the Lincolns, both Abraham and Mary. I have read several books mentioning that Mary Lincoln attended seances after the death of their son. But none of these books mentioned that Lincoln attended seances without his wife on trips to New York before he was elected. Arthur R. Thompson mentioned this in his authoritative book To the Victor go the Myths and Monuments on page 201. Mr. Thompson told us that: “J. B. Conklin was a medium. Upon Lincoln’s election, he recognized Lincoln as a frequent guest at seances in New York prior to his election. Conklin stated in the Cleveland Plainview that Lincoln was a spiritualist. Lincoln was shown the article and instead of contradicting it, said, ‘The only falsehood in the statement is that the half of it has not been told. This article does not begin to tell the wonderful things I have witnessed.’ On four successive Sundays prior to the issue of the Emancipation Proclamation, Conklin was a guest at the White House and tried to take credit for the proclamation. Accurate or not, and there were many other influences, a number of spiritualists urged Lincoln to issue the Emancipation Proclamation…Mary Lincoln attended many seances with three different mediums after moving to Washington, and Lincoln accompanied her on occasion in and out of the White House.”

There is a lot more that could be told but it will have to do for another time.

The Question That Never Quite Goes Away

by Al Benson Jr.

To secede or not to secede. The question often looms just in the background, just far enough off stage that you don’t quite see it, but it’s always there. And it has resurfaced in the state of Illinois–again. An article on https://thenewamerican.com for August 25th deals with it. It notes that three counties will vote next November to try to split downstate Illinois from the Chicago area. And I don’t think that’s a bad idea. We lived in Illinois for several years and noted that the liberal vote from Chicago was often enough more than sufficient to outdo the vote from the entire rest of the state on certain issues that benefitted Chicago, even though the rest of the state voted against them.

The New American article stated: “Two counties in Illinois, along with a portion of a third county, will vote this November to consider a nonbinding resolution to split the state in two–essentially making the City of Chicago its own entity while the rest of the state follows another path. Brown County in western Illinois and Hardin County in southern Illinois, along with the northeast portion of Madison County in the southwest part of the state, will vote to consider joining 24 other counties who have already voted in the last five years to study the possibility of the rest of the state breaking away from Cook County and the Chicago area to form their own state. Or, put another way, the counties would like to kick out the Chicago area, which dominates state politics. The movement to separate downstate Illinois from Chicago is still alive,” And the mentality in Chicago is light years away from the mentality in Southern Illinois!

In 2019 two state representatives sent a bill to Congress that sought congressional approval that would allow the non-portion of Illinois to become its own state. It seems Congress freaked over that and it never got out of committee. As an aside, Judge Andrew napolitano had an article on Lew Rockwell’s website for September 1 which noted that: “Nullification and secession as ideas were cast aside by the Supreme Court and by the outcome of the War Between the States. But the defeat of an idea–politically, legally or even militarily–cannot always bury the idea permanently. When an idea’s time has come, nothing can stop it.” The judge is right–when the time comes, nothing can stop it.

One of the men who sent the bill to Congress said that “My reason for signing on is that there are two different Illinois in the state. We have to have policies that allow both to compete nationwide. The idea of separating Chicago from the rest of the state isn’t new. It goes back as far as 1840. Many counties have longed for years to separate themselves from what goes on in Chicago. The New American articles notes: “In the 1970s, fourteen counties in west-central Illinois began referring to themselves as the Republic of Forgottonia as a way to protest how their needs and wishes were largely forgotten by the state legislators in Springfield…Downstate legislators as recently as 2011 asked that the rest of the state be separated from the Chicago area after Pat Quinn was elected as governor despite carrying only three counties outside the Chicago area. Downstate citizens don’t feel heard in a state government completely dominated by far-left Chicago.”

The article also notes that: “The Illinois movement to break away from liberal stronghold Chicago echoes other movements such as the Greater Idaho movement, which looks to move several Oregon counties to Idaho, a state they believe lines up with their more conservative values.” And, although it’s not mentioned much in our “history” books, one of the reasons for the South’s secession from the U.S. in 1861 was that the cultures of the two sections were very different and the theologies of the two sections had become different with the advent of Unitarianism and Transcendentalism in the North as opposed to orthodox Christianity in the South.

The New American article concludes: “While these movements don’t have what most consider to be a reasonable shot for succeeding, they are a gauge of how fed up many in rural America are feeling regarding their representation. People in rural America feel they are ignored by state and federal government–and they’re right.” Same here in north Louisiana. Liberal New Orleans gets all the action while those of us in the rest of the state get some splendid rhetoric and that’s all. It won’t stay this way forever. At some point something will have to give and those who laughed at secession will end up crying in their beer.

Conspiracy, Assassination, And Reconstruction

by Al Benson Jr.

Karl Marx, in his commentary about Lincoln claimed that Lincoln was fighting for “the rescue of an enchained race and the reconstruction of a social world.” Anyone who has studied Lincoln knows he was a racist and really did not care about the slavery issue except as a crutch he could use to beat the South over the head with. The last part of Marx’s statement is the really critical part–“the reconstruction of a social world.” I always found it interesting that when the Union was going to govern the South after the war they called it “reconstruction.” What the Union did to the South was exactly what Marx advocated.

There was lots of conspiratorial activity in the background, going all the way back beyond the Lincoln assassination. As background, Arthur R. Thompson, in his book To the Victor Go the Myths and Monuments, deals with the Lincoln assassination. He notes: “There was a great deal of evidence that the Confederate Secret Service was involved in the plot against Lincoln, at least the original plan, which was to kidnap Lincoln and hold him for some kind of ransom to either free Confederate prisoners or to end the war under favorable terms. Apparently the original idea of the Confederacy was to kidnap the president and hold him for ransoming tens of thousands of Confederate prisoners . Booth initially attempted such a plot, but circumstances made the attempt impossible. Abduction would have helped the Confederacy and their cause. Assassination helped the Conspiracy.” The conspiracy he refers to here is the one started in Germany in the 1700s, the Illuminati, and which, under a variety of names, continued into the 1800s and still continues to this day. It should be noted here that in the 1800s the abduction of an enemy head of state was considered a legitimate tactic of war, whereas assassination was beyond the pale.

And there was evidence to believe that some in the Union were involved in Lincoln’s assassination. Mr. Thompson observed that: “The movements of Lincoln and those surrounding him were well known to Booth, demonstrating that Booth had to have had a number of people working to feed the information to him through some organization that extended inside the Union government. For instance, Booth knowing the countersign at the Anacostia Bridge over which he made his escape. Another indication Booth had inside information relative to the movement and schedule of Lincoln was that Booth seemed to know which people were invited to attend events with Lincoln…In George Atzerodt’s confession, he mentions that Booth told him that if he did not get Lincoln the ‘New York crowd’ would. Booth also stated more than once that there were between 50 and 100 people involved in the plot. This is not as implausible as it may sound. Recall that the John Brown conspiracy involved scores of people that were never brought to justice. Booth, as is the case with most assassins, also kept a diary…” But that is yet another story. In the John Brown situation some of the conspirators were a group known as “the Secret Six” who were mostly Unitarian bigwigs. None of this group paid for their part in Brown’s debacle at Harpers Ferry.

We often forget, with the apotheosis of Lincoln, that Andrew Johnson and William Seward were also scheduled to be assassinated, which of course did not work out. Mr. Thompson reminds us that “Had all of the assassinations been carried out, America would be a very different place today. Not only would those who assumed power–either legally or de facto–have been different, but the feelings against the Southern people would have been even more broad, deep and vituperative. Wiping out the top three in the federal government would have been used to justify anything the Radicals desired–not only over the South, but over the North as well. Radicals in power never allow a crisis to go unused in building power.” One of Obama’s good buddies, Rahm Emanuel, reminded people “Never let a crisis go to waste.” if you will remember.

Mr. Thompson also reiterated that: “Those who were not immediately exposed among the small, insignificant group surrounding Booth were allowed to walk free. One has to ask why, and what these people knew that the authorities did not want exposed to the public by open trial.”

I have often wondered over the years why the government was soon keen on making sure Mary Surrat was among those hanged for Lincoln’s killing. I’ve even written about it and others have written books proclaiming her innocence, yet someone in the government wanted to make sure she hung rather than just going to prison. So I have often wondered–what did Mary Surrat know and when did she know it? And then there was Assistant Secretary of War Thomas Eckert who visited conspirator Lewis Powell in prison and questioned him. Afterward Eckert said: “All I can say about this is, that you have not got the one half of them.” So what did Eckert know? Alot of conspiracy went on at this time that will never make it into the “history” books because those who control much of the Deep State conspiracy going on in this country also control what makes it into our history books and what gets left out that they think they are better off if we don’t know about most of what really happened. So much for educational objectivity.

The My Pillow Guy

by Al Benson Jr.

William F. Jasper, the senior editor of The New American magazine recently interviewed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell about his recent documentary on election fraud last November. The name of his documentary is Absolute Proof and Mr. Lindell goes into quite a bit showing how he came up with the proof he has come up with.

He feels he can take this all the way to the Supreme Court. I hope he is right, but, based on the recent performance of the august body I won’t hold my breath waiting for that to happen. The court seems to be afflicted with a singular lack of interest in any possible evidence of vote fraud that comes their way. Seems they would rather just bury their heads in the sand and tell everyone there was “no evidence of any vote fraud” last November. What they should have said is that “there is no evidence of vote fraud that we want to look at, so just move along, folks.”

Unless there are some major changes in our voting system in this country before 2022 then we have seen the last honest elections this country will have in our lifetime–and that was the 2016 election. 2020 was not an honest election–it was a gross charade.

If you want to look at Mike Lindell’s commentary about that electoral charade please check out https://lindelltv.com It will be worth your while and after you look at it pass the info along to your friends and neighbors to give it as much exposure as possible because Big Tech and Big Media are trying to put Mike Lindell out of business for daring to tell the truth that they don’t think you need to be aware of.

Mike Lindell could use your prayers because the stand for truth he has taken is costing him.

“China Joe’s” Amerika–The New Reconstruction

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

It almost seems that we are entering a period of 21st century “reconstruction” in some ways similar to the “reconstruction that we endured after the War for Southern Independence.

After that horrific war everything remotely “Southern” was under attack and had to be done away with so the country could be introduced to something the reconstructors called the “New South.” The New South was really no South at all. It was really a deconstruction of the old South that was then labeled “new” by its leftist promoters.

We see a parallel of that situation in our day. For today’s raving leftists Donald Trump seems to represent an embodiment of the Old South mentality that must be totally destroyed and its memory removed–shoved down the memory hold if you will. To remove any vestige of Trump’s Old America it has to be replaced with “China Joe” Biden’s “new Amerika in which Communist China ends up controlling what goes on in this country–something many in our political establishment in both parties really have no big problem with–as long as they can continue to get a big slice of the political pie for themselves.

An article in the February 1st issue of The New American magazine by Alex Newman explains much of this. The article is called Communist China Infiltrating Everything and it is worth reading. Newman states, in part, “It has become popular for conservatives to exclaim , only half jokingly ,that ‘China owns Biden.’ Unfortunately, Biden is just the tip of the iceberg: At all levels, U.S. officials, businesses, and media outlets are being compromised. In fact, whether the mass-murdering regime in Beijing officially owns Biden or not, it ‘owns’ a growing array of assets among Western politicians, companies, technologies, media outlets, and more, a situation that threatens the survival of America as a free nation…The American media, which would normally be responsible for reporting all this, is being paid off and compromised by Beijing, too, a growing array of documents and evidence reveal…U.S. lawmakers ae being targeted via bribery and blackmail to do the dictatorship’s bidding” according to U.S. Director of Intelligence John Ratcliffe.

Newman noted that Kamala Harris’ husband, Doug Emhoff works for a law firm that is getting rich working for Communist Chinese outfits posing as ‘companies.’ No surprise there. When Comrade Kamala assumes the mantle of president after China Joe is put out to pasture she will, in effect, be Barack Obama’s third term in office. Both her and Obama have strikingly Marxist backgrounds.

But it ain’t only the Democrats, folks. The Republicans are in bed with the Chinese Reds also. Alex Newman tells us that: “Even Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is indirectlly tied to the CCP through his wife, Elaine Chao. Chao, a member of the gloablist China boosting group known as the Council on Foreign Relations, comes from a family that made its fortune in shipping through close ties to the CCP dating back decades, multiple news reports have revealed…The threat of Chinese Communist infiltration of America and the West today is enormous and existential.” And the media is not telling you this because the Chinese have bought and paid for them. So they will do their part to implement China Joe’s “new reconstruction.”

Remove the memory of Trump, implement the new Harris/Biden “reconstruction” for this country and then sit back and enjoy their bribe money while selling the country out to its enemies. It seems that is now the game being played. All they have to do is to keep the public here scared of the Chinese virus and hiding in fear behind their face masks forever and they will have accomplished their goal and Amerika will soon be “reconstructed.” And your nor your children will recognize it as America anymore and that’s because it won’t be.

The new “reconstruction” deems that we will become a satellite to Red China–and our present political establishment, which has no loyalties except to the Prince of Darkness, will love to have it so. This is where we are at. Learn to resist it or get used to it.

Reconstruction Is Back–If it really ever ended to begin with

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Back in 1868 the Russian radical, Michael Bakunin, commented on the aftermath of the War of Northern Aggression. Considering he was not an American, Bakunin had some interesting comments to make about that war. In the book Russian Radicals Look To America it was noted, on page 70 that “Bakunin hoped for the ‘triumph’ of this minority ‘of great and generous…principles,’ but at the same time was aware of the limited possibilities of the ‘revolution by consent’ (as we would cal it today), once this minority achieved power. For ‘popular self-government’ really to become a reality…another revolution…far more profound…would be necessary.”

What Bakunin was really saying here is that another revolution, over and beyond the War of Northern Aggression, would be needed to give newly freed ex-slaves the place they really deserved in this country–and that further revolution was what Karl Marx referred to as “the reconstruction of a social world”–what we call “reconstruction” in the South. Two things here. One, Bakunin recognized the War of Northern Aggression was a revolution, and it was. It was this country’s French Revolution. Two, he recognized that our version of the French Revolution was not quite enough to give the leftist radicals in Washington everything they hoped for and so, to do that, we needed yet another revolution, a revolution that lying “historians” have told us was to rebuild the vanquished South–and they had the gall to call it “reconstruction.” Former General Richard Taylor from here in Louisiana called it “deconstruction” and he was right!

If you want to find out how well “reconstruction” really worked for the South and its folk, then read Ron and Donnie Kennedy’s book Punished with Poverty Shotwell Publishing, Columbia, South Carolina and you will get an up close and personal view of how “reconstruction” worked for the South.

The late Frank Conner in his book The South Under Siege–1830-2000 noted some of what was “accomplished” during “reconstruction” in the South. Mr. Conner observed that “…voter registration boards (named by the military authorities) could arbitrarily deny the vote to anyone: in other words, Southern Democrats would have a very hard time getting registered to vote…Now the South was under martial law. The occupying army could enter and search any Southerner’s home at any time and seize whatever possessions it wished…The U.S. Army could arrest any Southerner at any time for virtually any reason and hold him as a prisoner without trial for however long it wished…Woe unto any Southerner who displayed–under any circumstances at all–a Confederate flag or any other symbol of the Confederacy, he would be arrested immediately.” Former Confederate soldiers even had to remove CSA buttons off their coats and fasten those coats with string! Does any of this sound remotely familiar given today’s political climate–particularly the part about the flags–and that part has now been expanded to include Confederate monuments–the reason given for that? They supposedly promote “racism.”

Look at some of what has gone on recently in this country. It looks to me like our current crop of leftists in both parties in Washington has been using the playbook of the Radical Republicans from the 1860s as a guide to what they want to enact in our day. One is left to wonder how long it will be before they start trying to enforce the finer points of this updated “reconstruction.” Already Trump voters are all being labeled as “domestic terrorists” who, if not all arrested should at least be forced to attend “re-education camps”. They did the same thing in the 1860s in the South–only back then the re-education camps were called public schools and they were a particularly Yankee invention foisted on the South as part of our price for losing the War. Same principle in both cases.

Back in the 1860s Southerners who would not vote Republican were routinely denied the vote. They’re not doing that today–yet–rather they are going to cancel out our votes by letting anyone who comes into the country vote, citizen or not and they are talking about even giving the vote to 16 year olds. They plan to make sure those nasty Trump voters never have enough votes again to constitute a majority and should that occur again by sheer accident a bit of creative voting in certain states will solve that thorny problem for them.

Actually, “reconstruction” in this country never really ended. It took a slight breather but now it has returned with a vengeance. One wonders if Trump voters are the new Confederates in this ongoing story of leftist occupation of the country. So, folks, welcome to the 21st century brand of “reconstruction” designed by the deep state to ensure that you never get your God-given liberties back–ever again!!!

Socialist Republicans Today No Different Today Than They Were In The 1860s

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I just read a headline last evening that said “McConnell lays out Trump Impeachment Trial Timeline…” Now I may be a bit dense but my understanding of what the Constitution said about impeachment was that you had to try a sitting president (that means one still in office) for “high crimes and misdemeanors” and that once the president became a private citizen he could no longer be impeached. But of course that was back in the day when Congress at least tried to pretend that they followed the Constitution. Now all such foolish restraint has been tossed aside and the socialist Republicans have no problem identifying with the hard left Democrats that they always claim they are opposed to. So we can assume that Mr. Trump will now be subject to routine bouts of impeachment for the rest of his natural life–and beyond.

The real reason for this impeachment is so they can pass an impeachment resolution that stipulates that he can never again run for any political office. Truth be told, they are still scared to death of what Mr. Trump might do a few years down the road and they want to deprive him of any chance to do it–whatever it is.

I suppose if Trump’s son, Don Jr., were to decide to run for president in 2024 Congress, both Republicans and Democrats, would pass a resolution impeaching Don Jr. even before he occupied any office whatever. But they will try yet again to impeach Trump, not because he really broke any law, but because the have the power to do whatever they want and they want to make sure the foes of their deep state bosses never have another chance to assume any office that will damage the deep state in any way. Now that the operatives of the deep state in both parties have the power they plan on never giving it up again. When the Chinese Communist troops get around to occupying the country even they will have to get permission from the deep state to do whatever they want to do because the deep state controls their leaders too. You think that won’t happen? Want to bet your life savings on it?

Andrew Johnson’s impeachment in the late 1860s was made up of the same type of flimsy material that today’s Trump impeachments are–smoke and wind signifying nothing. In his book Impeached author David O. Stewart made some interesting observations. Stewart is an establishment historian, yet even for that, his book contains some interesting comments about Johnson and his impeachment. He noted, on page 75, that “…Congress was daily receiving petitions that demanded Johnson’s removal from office. The petitions, the fruits of an organized campaign, were signed by as few as three citizens or as many as three hundred. They poured in throughout 1867, mostly from the Midwest”

Radical Republican Thaddeus Stevens had been pushing something called the Tenure of Office Act which was to become the centerpiece of the impeachment charges against Johnson. Stewart tells us: “Under the legislation, the Senate would have to concur in the firing of any executive official whose appointment the Senate had confirmed in the first place..The Framers in 1787 required Senate confirmation of presidential appointees, but the charter was silent about who could remove those officials.” The thing they went after Johnson for was his demanding the resignation of Secretary of War Edwin Stanton who Johnson didn’t trust–and with good reason.

Johnson vetoed the Act, which naturally was overridden by the radical Congress and so it became law. It is interesting that this Act was only passed shortly before the impeachment and up until that time there was no law preventing a president from firing someone in his cabinet. You have to wonder if this was passed in order to keep Stanton in office. He was, after all, one of those reputed by researchers to have had connections to the Lincoln assassination. What other possible connections to that event may have been then sitting in Congress? If I recall some of my research on the Lincoln assassination there were some. At any rate Congress was going to make sure Stanton’s “six was covered.”

On page 112 Stewart also observed: “Fired by Stevens, the group resolved not to abandon the cause. They would bring up impeachment again and again and again. As a Republican remembered their strategy, ‘the closest watch would be kept upon every action of the President, and if an apparent justifying cause could be found the project of his removal would be vigorously renewed.”

Does any of this sound familiar to you? How different is this from what the Democrat/Republican political machine is doing in our day? I submit their ain’t much difference. Back then we had socialists that ran the Republican Party. Today it’s socialists that run both the Republican and Democratic parties. But is their really much difference? Only difference is that they are going after a man who is now a private citizen and not a sitting president. But that’s no problem for them. The slight matter of it being against the law bothers them not at all. When you have a president in office that gained that office by questionable means and a vice-president who is not constitutionally eligible to hold her office, what difference does the law make? It’s just an inconvenience to be ignored–unless you or I break it and then, Katy bar the door! Our two–tiered system of justice will not allow for that–they can–we can’t! Simple as that!