John Brown–Conspirator

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Over the years I have run into many who seem to venerate John Brown of Harpers Ferry “fame” as though he were some sort of savior for mankiind. Actually the opposite is probably closer to the truth. I have, recently, in an article on John Brown, referred to historian Otto Scott’s thoughtful work on Brown The Secret Six–The Fool As Martyr. It goes into Brown and those radicals that supported and financed his activities.

Another book I have often referred to and recommended is one by Arthur R. Thompson To The Victors Go The Myths And Monuments. Mr. Thompson has also done yeoman duty in exposing conspiracy in this country and those who are part of that conspiracy to take this country down, indeed to take all of Western Christian civilization down–for that is their ultimate goal.

John Brown was involved in that conspiracy, which still exists in our day. On page 291 of his book, Mr. Thompson tells us about John Brown’s involvement. He says: “The entire life of John Brown was involvement in conspiracy, including the conspiracy that had worked for years to destroy the social order of the country and replace it with Illuminist ideas. he named as one of the trustees of his will William Russell, the founder of the Order.” The Order he is talking about here is the Order of Skull & Bones, which some of you all must have heard of. Historian and Professor Antony Sutton wrote a book about the Order of Skull & Bones back in the 1980s called America’s Secret Establishment. It was a controversial book and Sutton had a hard time getting it published. I think he eventually self-published it.

Mr. Thompson observed that: “Since the growth of the Internet, the widespread reputation of Skull and Bones,the Order, has proliferated, with more and more people paying attention to such things, and some modern histories of Brown have dropped any references to Brown’s connections with William Russell. Apparently to refer to Russell in connection with Brown would raise some eyebrows…Brown was the first political terrorist of his kind. Before, terrorism was a part of government, either against their own people as a means of ruling them, or aainst another citizenry whom they wished to influence into some form of reaction, or tribe against tribe….In the case of Brown, he was backed by those who wanted a change in government for their own purposes. He was their instrument to wage terrorist activity to react the people into accepting war and the changes wrought by that war. And his arms were supplied by these men. Brown had conspirators in government at the state and federal level who helped him, even though his enterprise was not sanctiioned by the government. Indeed,if the federal government had done the job it was supposed to do, the army would have arrested Brown and the others in the Kansas Territory who were causing the mayhem on both sides.”

Thompson contined: “Brown hired Hugh Forbes, an Englishman who had fought under Garibaldi,to train his soldiers in 1857.In most volumes about Brown, little is mentioned about Forbes except tlhe foregoing. When looking into his background, it becomes very interesting that he linked up with Brown and subsequent events. The story of Forbes is that he was an emissary and operative of Mazzini in the United States. He was asked to come to America in that capacity and work with the emigres who had removed to the New World. Literally thousands of members of the European Carbonari front groups had moved to America after 1848. They needed to be pulled together into a cohesive organization to work for the goals of the Carbonari. Forbes was one of the main men tasked to do the job by Mazzini, if not the leader of the effort,to at least pull together the lower political levels of Carbonari influence. Forbes was pressed on Brown by his backers in the East.” So it was all not just a plot by Brown. He was part of something much bigger–one cog in the wheel of conspiracy to take this country down. And as for these European Carbonari that came over here after 1848–how many of them were the Forty-eighters Donnie Kenedy and I wrote about in Lincoln’s Marxists? I wouldn’t mind having a dollar for every one that was.

So John Brown was an integral part of the conspiracy that was working to destabilize the United States, using terrorism as part of their agenda. And if Brown was part of all that, what about the people that financed and promoted him? Were they all part of that also? Or as the man says “Will the sun rise in the East tomorrow?”

More on John Brown in the near future.

Celebrating America’s Pro-Marxist “Emancipator”

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well. this is the day that the country celebrates the birth of the Republican Party’s first pro-Marxist president. There have been others since Lincoln but he was the first one of note. Note I said he was a “pro-Marxist”. I need to clarify that before some screaming idiot somewhere claims I said Lincoln was a Communist. That he was a socialist with a socialist worldview I do not doubt for a minute. His political proclivities all point in that direction.

In going through the latest edition of Ron and Donnie Kennedy’s seminal work The South Was Right! you will find more than enough in the way of evidence to display Lincoln’s leftism as well as showing that his “emancipating the slaves” was the stuff of which legends are made and propagated.

On page 34 of their book the Kennedys noted that: “Shortly after the South seceded the Republican controlled Congress submitted, and Lincoln supported, a Thirteenth Amendment that would guarantee the security of slavery if the South would rejoin the Union. It was called the Corwin Amendment and several Union states ratified it but it soon became apparent that the South wanted independence and the amendment died.. Had it passed slavery in the United States would have continued under Lincoln’s administration and Republican Party rule. The North’s motive for invading a sovereign nation, the Confederate States of America, was not to free their oppressed black brothers and sisters. Lincoln’s and the Republican Party’s primary aim was to secure the continuing flow of Southern wealth extracted via protective tariffs.

If you can still find an original copy of the Emancipation Proclamation please take the trouble to really read it! You will find all the Northern controlled areas that had slavery in this country that were exempt from the provisions of the Emancipation Proclamation. That’s right–exempt!

As for Communist sympathy for Lincoln, even in our day, On page 270 of their book the Kennedys observed that: “Americans who oppose secession for Dixie find themselves in bed with the Communist Party of China which proclaims the right to invade its secessionist province of Taiwan. China’s Minister of Defense, Wei Fenghe, noted that ‘Abraham Lincoln is America’s greatest president. The United States is indivisible, so is China.’ The Communist leader of China pointed out that Communist China would only be doing what Lincoln did in 1861. Of special interest is the use of the word ‘indivisible’ by this communist leader. An early adocate of the United States being trasformed into an ‘indivisible’ nation was Friedrich Engels, the co-founder along with Karl Marx of modern-day communism. In a letter to a communist Union General, Joseph Weydemeyer, Engels praised the action of the North in subduing the South because it would advance the world-wide communist effort. Weydemeyer was a close friend of Karl Marx and responsible for the publication of the first copies of Marx’s Communist Manifesto in the United States.”

You can begin to see here, in case you had not noticed before, the the comunists world-wide and those among us really had and have a love affair with Mr. Lincoln. Needless to say your “history” books in this country will refuse to deal with any of this at any point. If you want real history, don’t go to the “history” books as all you will get there is the perpetuation of the Lincoln legend.

In our day we need to get past the legend and find out the real truth, even though many “conservatives” don’t really want to know it, would really like to just ignore it in favor of their wishful fables.

Years ago I was a monthly columnist for a conservative paper in California and I did a wholle series of articles for that paper on Lincoln and the War of Northern Aggression. At one point the publisher of that paper reluctantly asked me to stop writing about Lincoln because his conservative audience didn’t want to hear it and he was losing subscribers because of my exposes on Lincoln. At that point I asked myself “If the conservatives don’t want the truth, then where is this country headed?” I have to conclude that, wherever we were headed, with recent political events in this country that we have now arrived.

At any rate, if you still want some truth in the “Empire of Lies” then get the Kennedy’s book The South Was Right! from Shotwell Publishing https://www.ShotwellPublishing.com PO Box 2592 Columbia, South Carolina 29202.

Ahh, Those Yankee Slaveowners

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have recently been given a copy of Ron and Donnie Kennedy’s classic work The South Was Right! This is the new, updated edition for 2020, published by Shotwell Publishing in Columbia, South Carolina. I had thought to do a book review of this outstanding work. However, the new updated version, with much new information, is almost 500 pages in length and so no single book review of this will suffice. What I am going to do instead is to pick out pertinent information and topics from the book and do a series of articles on that information. If some of what I present from The South Was Right! makes you a bit uncomfortable you can consider that you have been a victim of badly presented half truths as depicted in what passes for history books in most of our schools today. The Kennedy Brothers’ book, if you will take the time to read it, will correct much of the meaningless drivel you were taught as “history” but really wasn’t.

I thought a good place to start would be with the subject of Yankee slaver owners, covered in their book from pages 153-163 as part of Chapter 5. This is history you will never, and I mean never, see in your establishment “history” books because our court “historians” like their contemporaries in the “news media” have decreed that you don’t need to know this stuff–so they will make sure you don’t!

The Kennedys observe, on page 153, that: “No other issue in American history has been abused more than the history of African servitude in the South. People who dare to speak about slavery in a light other than that demanded by the neo-Marxist left will find themselves an outcast from modern ‘P.C.’ society. Nevertheless, when we look at America, we find that many names that we associate with the development of this country have been associated with slavery. The names of the Puritan Fathers of New England loom foremost in that group of slave holders. Even men such as Josiah Franklin, stepbrother of Benjamin Franklin, was associated with slavery, being active as a slave dealer in Boston. Yet the Franklin name is never held up for scorn because of the action of the Boston Franklin family. John Hancock, the most prominent signatory of the Declaration of Independence, was both a participant in a slave trading venture and a slave holder. But have you ever heard the cry to take down any monuments to John Hancock? Hancock was not the only New England signatory of the Declaration of Independence who was a slave holder. Samuel Huntington of Connecticut and Stephen Hopkins of Rhode Island were also slave holders, and their names can also be found on the Declaration of Independence.” There are those useful idiots that claim no one in the North ever owned slaves. That’s a bald-faced lie and many of them know it. Their goal in life is to make sure you don’t know it!

The Kennedys continue: “When the previous paragraph was written in 1994, neo-Marxists had just begun their attacks upon Confederate monuments and Southern history. At that time the nation was warned by so-called ‘neo-Confederates’ that one day all Traditional American Values and heroes would come under assault–that day surely arrived in 2020. Rather than joining with the defenders of the South’s history, neo-conservatives such as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, and many others assisted the neo-Marxists in their efforts to denigrate and destroy the South’s heritage and history. Neo-conservatives did this by agreeing with the neo-Marxist’s narrative of the South fighting to preserve and promote slavery (something that came out of the mouth of Karl Marx, see Benson and Kennedy, Lincoln’s Marxists, Chapter 2) and promoting secession as treason. By not allowing the Southern narrative about these issues to be heard, censorship by exclusion, the neo-Marxists were given all the cover and encouragement needed to advance their attack upon ALL Traditional American Values. the slogan of being ‘Fair and Balanced’ seems to not apply when dealing with the people of the defeated Confederate States of America.”

As noted by the Kennedys on page 157: “If the South is an evil place because it had slaves, then so is the North. If Southerners were wrong for owning slaves, then what about the Northerners who sold them those slaves? If the South is to be castigated because a small minority of its citizens made money from slave-grown cotton, then what about the North whose textile mills made money from that same slave-grown cotton?

Back on page 108 the Kennedys noted that: “Our neo-Marxist opponents d not want to work with us–they want to exterminate us or at least our Western Christian civilization. They are full of hatred toward all traditional Western American and Christian values as well as hatred for those who believe in such values. Lists of numerous neo-Marxist attacks against conservatives is proof of their uninhibited hatred–a hatred that is shielded and under-reported by the leftist media.” It is indeed too bad that most of our people in our Southern Heritage Movement simply do not seem to grasp this. They probably watch way too much of what passes for “news” from the leftist media which inhibits their discernment.

Lord willing, we will provide more information from the latest edition of The South Was Right! as we are able.

Tariffs And Slavery

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The professional South-haters among us, and their number, thanks to horrendous “education” is legion, insist that the War for Southern Independence aka the War of Northern Aggression, was only fought so the South could keep her slaves and for no other reason. Indeed, those folks do not even want to consider looking at any other reason for that war. Other reasons would interfere with their anti-South agenda and so no other reason than slavery for that war need ever apply because it will never be considered.

I have run into these anti-South zealots over the years. Some have even accused me of defending the South so we would be able to reinstitute slavery here should we ever desire to. What balderdash! No one in his right mind wants to reinstitute slavery–here or anywhere else–except maybe some of the political types in Washington via the programs they plan to institute by some of their legislation they hope we are all too dumb to figure out.

Awhile back Dr. Clyde Wilson did an article on https://www.abbevilleinstitute.org called Why The War Was Not About Slavery. Dr. Wilson is a historian and an expert in his field so he knows whereof he writes. His article states, in part, “Let’s consider the war and slavery. .Again and again I encounter people who say that the South Carolina secession ordinance mentions the defense of slavery and that one fact proves beyond argument that the war was caused by slavery. The first states to secede did mention a threat to slavery as a motive for secession. They also mentioned decades of economic exploitation and the seizure of the common government for the first time ever by a sectional party declaredly hostile to the Southern states. Were they to be a permanently exploited minority, they asked? this was significant to people who know their fathers and grandfathers had founded the Union for the protection and benefit of ALL the states.”

Dr. Wilson continued: “It is no surprise that they mentioned potential interference with slavery as a threat to their everyday life and their social structure. Only a few months before, John Brown and his followers had attempted just that. They murdered a number of people including a free black man who was a respected member of the Harpers Ferry community and a grand-nephew of George Washington because Brown wanted Washington’s sword as a talisman. In Brown’s baggage was a constitution making him dictator of a new black nation and a supply of pikes to be used to stab to death the slave-owner and his wife and children.” Bet your high school “history” books forgot to fill you in on some of that didn’t they?

It was noted by Dr. Wilson that slavery was not under any real threat if they just stayed in the Union. Lincoln had already told them that. He had told them that he had no intention of bothering slavery where it already existed so the idea of the Southern states seceding so they could just keep their slaves is beyond ludicrous.

Another interesting article appeared on https://www.mightytaxes.com dealt with the Corwin Amendment, which was the original version of the 13th Amendment. This article noted that “The Corwin Amendment not only protected the institution of slavery, but included language to make itself unamendable so that no future amendment to the Constitution could undo it. Essentially this first version of the 13th Amendment secured slavery as a permanent institution in America.” And who, might you ask, was this man the amendment was named after? None other than Thomas Corwin, a congressman from Ohio! That’s right, Ohio–not the heart of Dixie! That could be one reason you never see this dealt with in the “history” books. Had Mr. Corwin been from Alabama rather than Ohio you can bet this would have made it into the “history” books. But the information that a Northerner had introduced an amendment to perpetuate slavery was something the court historians long ago decided you didn’t need to be aware of. So they made sure you weren’t.

This same article quoted Charles Dickens when he said “The Northern onslaught upon slavery was no more than a piece of specious humbug designed to conceal its desire for economic control of the Southern states.” I’d say that was a pretty accurate statement.

The article also observed “As you can see, in early 1861 the institution of slavery was secure in America, and Abolitionists were still largely a far-left group of ‘crazy liberals,’ so why go to war? Well, taxes of course. Just before Lincoln took office departing President Buchanan signed a tariff even worse than the Tariff of Abomination of 1832. The new tax in 1861 was called the Morrill Tariff, and it was the highest tariff in American history, taxing imports at over 45%, with iron products taxed at 50%! Victorious Republicans cheered the heavy taxes that benefitted the Northern industrialists who backed Lincoln. In Lincoln’s inaugural address he made no mention of ending slavery, but did promise to collect high taxes in imports in the South under all circumstances and without exception…The fuse had been lit on the American Civil War. While the North was willing to live with slavery in the South, there would be no such concession on taxes. The forts in Southern ports would be used to enforce tariffs and collect taxes even if the South seceded.”

Lincoln wanted his pound of financial flesh from the South no matter what. Now, again, I realize facts like this get in the way of the South-haters’ “It was all about slavery” agenda and to perpetuate that agenda they cannot afford to be confused with the facts so they ignore them. To paraphrase the comments from a former Obama flunky–“never let a bad agenda to to waste!” And they haven’t, nor do they ever intend to.

The Great Unanswered Question

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Here and there I get remarks directed at some of the historical articles I write concerning the War of Northern Aggression. Most of the comments seem to deal with the slavery issue. Some individuals with great imagination almost seem to think that the South fought that war so we could still keep slaves to this very day.

To these political worthies I have often directed this question–If the North was so gung ho as to fight against the South to free the slaves, then why did not the North first free all the slaves in states that, for one reason or another, remained part of the Union? This would included Kentucky, Maryland, Delaware, Missouri, and the newly created state of West Virginia. That’s right–West Virginia. The newly created state of West Virginia entered the Union as a slave state, not as a free state. The response I have gotten to this question has been one of ear-shattering silence! No one wants to touch this question and so they just pretend it doesn’t exist or that they didn’t hear anyone ask it. It’s probably the most ignored question of the past several decades.

To these harbingers of Yankee righteousness I would direct the book by Gene Kizer Jr. which I reviewed a few years back Slavery Was Not the Cause of the War Between the States published by Charleston Athenaeum Press http://www.BonnieBluePublishing.com Check the internet and see if you can find it if you want the truth instead of Yankee fables. If you don’t really want the truth (and I suspect many don’t) then continue to ignore it, but if you do that, then please shut up about all this slavery foolishness!

Mr. Kizer noted on page xxiii of the introduction to his book that “Most people in the North (95-98% according to historians Lee Benson and Gavin Wright) were not abolitionists. They did not care about freeing the slaves who would then come North and be job competition. No Republican could be elected in the North on the platform of directly ending slavery but they could agitate on slavery in the West with good results. It was a hot political issue driven as much by rallying votes–vote Republican:…Lincoln himself stated in the Lincoln-Douglas Debates that the West was to be reserved for white people from all over the earth…Neither slaves nor free blacks were welcome in Lincoln’s West.”

Kizer observed a comment by Lincoln scholar Richard N. Current where Current stated: “Lincoln and his fellow Republicans, in insisting that Congress must prohibit slavery in the West, were dealing with political phantoms.” Kizer tells us that “In 1860, there were only two slaves in Kansas and 15 in Nebraska, and that was after being open to slavery for ten years. As stated above, Current did not believe slavery would have lasted another generation, even in the deep South.”

And Kizer reiterates “Slavery was not the cause of the War Between the States. Once you understand the true cause–the imminent economic annihilation of the North which was coming fast–all other actions taken by Lincoln and everybody else make infinitely more sense. Abraham Lincoln needed to start his was as quickly as he could. He needed his blockade of the South in place as fast as possible to keep Europeans and especially the English from forming trade and military alliances with the South…” Kizer also noted that: “Ramsdell states also that the North’s gaping self-inflicted wound, the Morrill Tariff, kicked in and greatly added to the panic and call for war in the North as the Northern shipping industry was largely rerouted, in one fell swoop, away from the high-tariff North and into the low-tariff South where protective tariffs were unconstitutional.”

Now I realize that Mr. Kizer’s research will never convince the professional South haters of their gross errors on the slavery issue, but at least they can never say no one told them.

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!!!

If It Sounds Too Good To Be True It Probably Is

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ruling Elites Hate Your Guts So Why Not Separate?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Want to know what the political intelligentsia really thinks of all us deplorables? Want to know what we have to look forward to under a Harris/Biden regime?

Michael Beller, Principle Counsel for the Public Broadcasting Service has told us inadvertently in new undercover footage from Project Veritas which I am sure Mr. Beller would rather had not gotten out there. This sterling individual is a perfect example of what we can expect from a Harris/Biden regime in upcoming months. He is sort of a sneak preview ahead of schedule. Were he a Trump supporter some of what he said would probably have landed him in jail but since he obviously hates Trump’s guts he is perfectly safe.

Before the recent fraudulent elections he advised leftists that, should Trump win, they should “go to the White House and throw Molotov cocktails.” And he told us his views for our future. He said “Even if Biden wins, we go for all the Republican voters and Homeland Security will take their children away–we’ll put them into the re-education camps.” Mr. Beller sounds like a really charming fellow–a prince among hardcore leftists. The epitome of leftist charity. So what does he think of his political adversaries? He says: “They’ll (Trump supporters) be raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people–horrible kids.” He also thought it might be a good thing if COVID were to spike in Republican-led states because it would mean that more Trump supporters would be dying. Can’t you tell from the his restrained commentary that this man positively oozes compassion? And the Democrats are about to impeach Trump yet again because they claim he “incites violence.” Of course Mr. Beller’s comments about Molotov cocktails do not incite violence because we all know that those on the left are incapable of violence–except to those who dare to disagree with them!

Beller also went into a profanity-laced tirade about how dumb the American people are. I would submit, at this point, that the really dumb ones might just be among those who listen to Public Broadcasting.

Boyd Cathey, in an article on https://www.lewrockwell.com for January 11th has noted the intent of these same people when he said: “Not just ‘cancel’ Donald Trump, but all the ‘deplorables’ of any high public profile, anyone who might raise a voice to actually oppose their ploys. Their inflexible censorship and their ability to ‘de-person’ almost anyone, and their control of education and the media are imposing an Iron Curtain over what is left of America, more fearful and more sweeping than anything Joe Stalin ever dreamed of. Indeed ,one can rightly argue that those demonic forces–let us call them what they are: ‘the forces of anti-Western Christian civilization’–have had an upper hand since the defeat of the defenders of America’s old Constitution in 1865. But their steps in this process–their spreading infection–have taken more than a full century to effect success. Now, before our very eyes their victory appears imminent.” Dr. Cathey perfectly dates the main start of our many troubles with the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865.

In his recent book Red State Red County Secession–Creating a Nation of Our Own (Scuppernong Press) Ron Kennedy notes that part of our problem is many of America’s “conservatives.” Ron says “America’s conservatives are “counterfeit conservatives, because during the past one hundred years of the ‘conservative movement’ conservatives have not conserved anything! Conservatives stood by as liberals/progressives slowly destroyed the very fabric of our Constitutionally limited Republic. They offered no effective alternative to the insidious efforts of the left to destroy America’s moral standards. The current, politically correct, neo-Marxist America is damning evidence of one hundred years of conservative failure. At best, conservatives are a mere placeholder for the left, giving the appearance of an opposition party. Do you now begin to wonder why so few “conservatives” have been really willing to help Donald Trump in his battles against the leftists? It is because, in their heart of hearts, they are leftists too. They don’t dare tell us that because it would give the game away.

Our “two party system” really isn’t. A friend of mine has described it as “two wings on the same bird, both flying in the wrong direction.” While some good folks may disagree, what we have to consider is that if we can’t reverse the course we are presently on then secession is a viable option that needs to be considered. Indeed, if the country cannot find a way to address the mountain of cultural and political differences the different areas are now experiencing then secession needs to be studied. We cannot continue as we are indefinitely. The leftists, with their “search and destroy” mentality toward their adversaries will eventually get to where you cannot even think about co-existing with them because they embody a “rule or ruin” worldview as leftists always have. If you cannot overcome them then some form of separation becomes inevitable if your culture is to survive when the left seeks to destroy it. The question of secession needs to be addressed, not ignored.

Has The Crackdown Begun?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The articles I am reading on the internet this morning are ominous. They portend evil for our future and a crackdown on freedom of expression in this country for everyone who is not totally apolitical or is not a part of the deep state/hard left coterie.

I have several sites I check out daily as I check over material I need to print off for use that day or the next. Most of these sites this morning had articles on them discussing the probable end of free speech under a Harris/Biden administration. There are so many of them I cannot list them all–just as there are too many people in Congress, the courts, and various state houses that are all willing to stab Donald Trump in the back. I would run out of space trying to list all the Trump traitors. I think some of these people would give Judas Iscariot a run for his money–and no I am not trying to compare Mr. Trump to Jesus Christ. I am just trying to make a point here. This country is rife with people in high places who daily work to subvert what this country was founded on. And they do it with joyful abandon.

I will mention here one that says it pretty plainly. It is https://www.armstrongeconomics.com/world-news/tyranny/censorship-is-now-the-norm-free-speech-is-officially-gone Mr. Armstrong is pretty straightforward in what he says here. Who knows how long it will be allowed to stay up?

Several articles caught my attention this morning. One was from the New York Post about Antifa aiding in the insurgency at the Capitol on Wednesday, seeking to provoke Trump supporters. In the same vein there was another from Natural News which noted that: “Far-Left Antifa/BLM activist John Sullivan has been identified as one of the people who allegedly was part of the siege of the Capitol building yesterday–you know, one of the ‘violent Trump supporters’ we’ve been hearing so much about in the news.” Sullivan belongs to a group called Insurgence USA. Naturally the mainstream media “forgot” to mention any of this in their frenzied effort to blame Trump supporters for all the violence. These hard left people pulled a false flag on the Trump supporters last Wednesday and who knows how many in high places gave their blessing.

Ron Kennedy, in his new book, Red State Red County Secession–Creating a Nation of Our Own tells us about those people. He says: “Modern-day America is controlled by a politically correct, new-Marxist shadow government. This shadow government is composed of new-Marxists who have infiltrated and now control America’s institutions of social influence. Neo-Marxists now dominate universities, the mainline and digital media, the entertainment industry, national and global financial and political institutions. They dictate what is acceptable–politically correct–in society and government.”

Ron has noted that: “Opinion polls documented that between 60 and 70 percent of Southerners want to keep their Confederate heritage symbols. This represents a vast reservoir of people who could initiate a massive, conservative, revolution if motivated.” The job of the mainstream media is to make sure these good folks are demonized to the point that they are afraid to be motivated. Local and state Republican officials do not help these folks at all. That wouldn’t be politically correct and it might give these folks a clue to the fact that there is no one out there that will speak up for them. And with a Harris/Biden administration it will get even worse. Those willing to support Southern, Western, or even regular American heritage may end up being accused of “hate crimes” against the deep state/neo-Marxist oligarchy in Washington.

Mark my words, there is a crackdown on ordinary Americas, North or South, coming if they dare to protest what is being done to them. In one of my recent articles I referred to “peaceful secession” in passing. I got several comments on that to the effect that the way things are now a peaceful secession would be impossible. The South tried in peaceably in 1861 and they were invaded. Should we expect anything different today? Secession wasn’t treason in 1861 and it wouldn’t be now, but how we approach it would need to be discussed and debated because you have to know the deep state ain’t about to let us go. We are their meal ticket and we supply our sons and daughters for their no-win wars around the globe.

The entrance of a Harris/Biden regime in Sodom on the Potomac will only intensify this situation because you can expect that regime to institute a crackdown on everyone that will not bow the knee to their political Baal. They don’t plan to govern wisely–they plan to rule and they plan to do it with a Marxist clenched fist! For you Christians that think you can just get by if you sit this one out, think again. The Christian Church will be in the gunsights of the deep state/neo-Marxist gaggle that plans on invading Washington on January 20th, so get ready!

Red State Secession? Why Not? We No Longer Have a Country!

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I watched several videos yesterday of the protests in Washington. While I do not agree with the violence I saw in some of them, I can understand the frustration of the Trump supporters as they begin to realize that this recent election was stolen from them and that, if the truth be known, they no longer have a country.

For much of last year we had communist riots across much of the country where communist thugs looted, stole and burned parts of various cities while the police were ordered to stand down and let them do whatever they wanted. But let Trump supporters protest in Sodom on the Potomac and here come the police with guns blazing! One woman was killed by them and three others were also shot and over 50 were arrested. Had they belonged to Black Lives Matter or Antifa the police would never have raised a hand against any of them. They would have had carte blanche to wreck the city in the name of “racial justice.”

The shameful way this is all playing out should help patriotic conservatives to begin to realize that they no longer have a country. The deep state and the communist thugs they employ have now taken it over and the patriots are a despised class, to be dealt with as the left decides. Democrats are already making out an “enemies list” of people they plan to intimidate and harass. So much for “uniting” the country! One hardcore leftist told a radio talk show host recently that “we don’t want to unite with you. We want to destroy you.” This is what the leftists always do–destroy their enemies. That’s why Communism has systemically killed millions over the years. There can be no “uniting” with those who plan your demise. There can only be resistance–and separation.

I won’t get into it much in this article, but I came into possession of a new small book by Ron Kennedy just recently. The title of it is Red State Red County Secession–Creating a Nation of Our Own. It was published by The Scuppernong Press P O Box 1724 Wake Forest, North Carolina 27588 https://www.scuppernongpress.com I would urge you all to check it out.

I will note a few of Ron’s comments here so you get an idea of where he is coming from and will deal with more from the book in upcoming articles. Some of those who laugh at the idea of secession may not laugh when they get through this little book.

Ron notes: “Many national journalists and political commentators predict a coming civil war in America. This civil war will be between those who wish to impose a government, based on a radical leftist, politically correct ideology versus those who want to maintain and promote traditional, conservative, moral, social and political values–what we would call–‘American values.’ Folks who wish to honor those American values which made this country are now subjects of an evil, ‘neo-Marxist’ shadow government that controls America’s politically correct institutions of influence…If those of us who wish to live in a society based on traditional American values are to survive, and if our traditional American values are to be passed on to the next generation, we must have a country of our own. Without a country of our own, we become a stateless people–a people who have no effective way to defend themselves against neo-Marxist enemies determined to exterminate everything we hold dear.”

Continuing, Ron observed: “The ‘knee-jerk’ to the mere suggestion of secession is not that different than how Patrick Henry was treated in 1775 when he called for the American Colonies to declare their independence from an oppressive British Empire…With cries of ‘treason’ they rejected the idea of American self-government. Patrick Henry’s reply to the charge of treason echoes down to us today, ‘If this be treason, then let us make the most of it!’ After the 2020 campaign to elect America’s first ‘mail-ordered’ president, secession is now seen, not as treason, but as the possible solution to America’s irreconcilable ideological divide–the Red State–Blue State social, moral, ideological, and political divide…We can be sure secession became an acceptable political alternative in modern America when a traditional, religious leader from Wisconsin sees secession as a modern-day possibility.”

I submit that, in light of yesterday’s events in Washington, this is something we need to consider, discuss, debate and study. We, especially in the South, have become a people without a country. We in the South, and those in the ranching, farming, mining culture of the Far West are the only people in the country whose adversaries get to decide what the narrative about us will be and how it will be presented to the public at large. That’s why our flags and monuments come down–because we are consistently lied about and those lies are spread nationwide.

More on this and on Ron Kennedy’s book will be upcoming as the Lord allows.