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

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Lew Rockwell on Confederate Statues

by Al Benson Jr.

I read an interesting little blip on http://www.lewrockwell.com this morning, May 19th. It seems that the cultural Marxist Regime in New Orleans is to take down the statue of General Lee on this day. Mr. Rocklwell’s headline said New Orleans would “dismantle” the Lee statue. To me that’s a nice way of saying they are going to break it up, but then I’ve been known on rare occasions, to have a suspicious mind, so I could be wrong.

I will quote Lew Rockwell here so you all can see what he said: “But the disgusted may have a remedy: commission Confederate statues, or buy the discarded, and display them on private property.  In the South, far away from decaying federal encampments like New Orleans.  Create an educational park about secession, Lincoln’s invasion, and all related issues, featuring a first-class museum, library, courses, films, resident scholars, and more. Tell the truth. It would draw international attention.”

Such would be a positive response to all the negative fertilizer we hear about the monuments and our flags. I have read about and noticed across the South, that local SCV groups and others have been buying little chunks of private property, some of them not any bigger than my carport at home, and they have been raising big, big Confederate flags on them–flagpoles 100 feet high with flags 30-50 feet long. This is much to the chagrin of local cultural Marxist excuses for politicians who can’t do anything about them because the are on private property. That is the same principle that Lew Rockwell is talking about here.

I realize such endeavors would take a good bit of money, but it might be something area Confederate groups could begin to work toward as worthwhile projects. And if private property could be purchased in some areas from sympathetic property owners then efforts along these lines could be started on a modest scale and could grow as funds became more available.

My wife and I have friends over near Laurel, Mississippi that have what they call a “little home lending library”  from which they loan books out to local folks who are interested in various subjects. Why couldn’t something like that be done in regard to Southern and Confederate history and heritage? What you would need is a not-too-big piece of private property where you could put up a small building. Our friends’ home lending library is not huge by any means, it’s probably a little bigger than our kitchen at home, and we don’t have a big kitchen. Yet they have managed to get books, many from his personal library, about theology, history, politics, and other subjects of general interest. If we could just learn to start thinking along these lines we might be able to come up with lots of possibilities that could be done locally by a few dedicated people, and they would not have to be as big as the Smithsonian Institute–and most assuredly not as politically correct.

A final question–who owns the “dismantled” statue of General Lee?  Does the city of New Orleans own these statues and what will they do with them once they are all down? There might be various answers to that question depending where in the South you happen to be.

I have been told that the beautiful Confederate monument next to the courthouse in Caddo Parish in Shreveport is on private property and that the statue belongs to the United Daughters of the Confederacy.  I don’t know authoritatively, so maybe someone can fill me in. That may well be true, otherwise the cultural Marxists in Shreveport would already have been there with the wrecking crew, with masks on, at midnight, with police snipers posted on the courthouse, ready to take it down. They’ll probably still try to do that if they can get by with it–legal, illegal, or otherwise.

Somehow, we have got to start thinking along the lines of finding good places for those statues and monuments we may be able to rescue so that we can make sure they are put back up someplace that we have control over rather than some city with weaseling politicians.

Please pray about this, and talk to others who may have similar concerns and there may be things those who want to preserve their culture can do in some areas to blunt the attacks of the cultural Marxists. After all, if the city council of East Overshoe votes to take down the local Confederate monument, only to see it back up in someone’s pasture five miles outside of town in a couple or three months where it can still be seen, what have they gained in the long run except a good chance of being booted out of office in the next election?

The Americanized Taliban and ISIS in the South

by Al Benson Jr.

We presently have, in the American South, a clique of people who try to elevate their questionable status by referring to themselves as “Progressives.” That’s a politically correct name for socialists and communists that want you to accord them much more status than they deserve. They feel that if they assume the lofty title of “Progressive” the ignorant American public will not be able to figure out that all they are is a batch of disgruntled Leftists who are trying to tear the country and culture down, and often getting foundation money for doing it. (Can anyone say “George Soros”?)

I don’t think referring to these Leftists as the American Taliban or America’s ISIS is out of line at all. After all, they are using the same MO to do here what the Taliban and ISIS have done in the Middle East. Their agenda (and the agenda of the foundations that pay them) is to destroy Southern and Western culture, and their feelings really get hurt when we refuse to tell them that what they are doing is culturally uplifting. With these people, the destruction of Southern culture has become an art form. However, when you look at what they are doing here, you get the sinking feeling you have seen it somewhere else before–and you have.

In my Internet ramblings, I found an article on http://www.rawa.org for February 26, 2001 which stated: “Taliban militia supreme leader Mulla Mohammed Omar on Monday issued a decree ordering the destruction of all statues in Afghanistan including ancient pre-Islamic figures…Media reports have said zealous officials among the ruling Islamic militia recently destroyed several ancient relics in Kabul Museum including an exquisite and priceless Buddha dating back some 2,000 years.” An article from the same source for February 27th, 2001 quoted the Islamic militia leader as saying “all we are breaking are stones.” That seems to be the attitude some here in the South have toward the removal and destruction of Confederate statues and monuments. The fact that removing these will change our culture is not supposed to be noticed.

Another article on http://news.nationalgeographic.com by Andrew Curry for September 1, 2015 observed: “The ancient city of Palmyra in war-torn Syria, flourished as a Roman trading outpost around A.D. 200. ISIS militants seized it in May and are destroying some of its historic buildings. Islamist militants in Iraq and Syria continue their war on the region’s cultural heritage, attacking archaeological sites with bulldozers and explosives.” Another part of the same article described ISIS “dynamiting of centuries-old Christian and Muslim shrines.” Does it sound familiar? Those people are the Middle-East’s history and culture destroyers–doing away with what came before them and is, in most cases superior to them.

They have the exact same mindset as their American brethren in the South and West–tear down what you don’t agree with and replace it with your worldview and agenda, which, if it is Leftist, is certain to be inferior to what they are trying to destroy. And if you destroy the faith, culture and history of not only the upcoming generation, but also of past generations–who gives a rip? It’s all part of the game. Gotta break a few eggs to make a (socialist) omelet don’t you know.

So the Taliban destroys statues of Buddha in Afghanistan and ISIS dynamites ancient Christian shrines in Iraq and Syria–and the Powers That Be work at taking down Confederate monuments and flags in New Orleans, Charlottesville and Lexington. Is there really much difference? They’re all removing and destroying or distorting history. They’re all spiritual brothers and most likely have the same Father (of lies).

Just take a look at where on the political spectrum those who want to destroy our monuments and flags are coming from. You don’t see any Libertarians or John Birch Society members there do you? But you see lots of various kinds of Leftists, socialists, community organizers and their ilk. These are always the sort of people that are trying to do away with your history, faith, culture, and symbols and seeking to replace them with their faith, culture, and symbols. If your theology demands that you stand up and defend the symbols of your culture (and I hope it does) then their theology demands that they destroy your culture and symbols.

They realize they are in a theological battle, most of you all don’t. You haven’t been trained to see it that way. They have. They spell out their religious creeds in The Communist Manifesto and in Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals, which he dedicated to Lucifer. The best most of you all can do is “heritage not hate” which, while it is somewhat helpful, is not nearly enough, since hate had nothing to do with it to begin with, except on the part of the Leftists, who hate your God, culture, and the symbols of that culture.

We have to find some way to inculcate a theology of resistance to Leftist designs to destroy our  culture. Perhaps checking out Ron Kennedy’s new book Dixie Rising–Rules for Rebels (Shotwell Publishing Columbia, South Carolina might be a good place to start.