How About Some “Woke” Frosted Flakes With Your Synthetic Beef?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Many folks mistakenly think that big business and big communism are at odds with each other. In real life nothing could be further from the truth. Often, big business types use communism in some form to promote their agenda. I have mentioned some of this from the book The Strawberry Statement–Notes of a College Revolutionary in a recent article as well as several times before. Another place this has been noted is in the informative book The Rockefeller File by the late Gary Allen, which I believe you can now find on the internet and read for nothing. Both of these sources demonstrate the affinity big business often has for the political left–almost “kissin’ cousins” as it were.

So it should come as no great surprise that the Kellogg company has now introduces a new “Woke transgender cereal” for your kids to be propagandized by as the consume it. Suffice it to say that I consider doing this to kids to be some form of SICK! There are several articles on the internet about this. Seems that Kellogg started trying to do this sort of thing back in 2019. I don’t know if that effort bombed or not, but either way, they are back with it again this year.

The article I noted this on was on https://storywarrant.com for May 15th of this year and the writer was Warner Todd Huston. Mr. Huston wrote: “The newest corporation to indulge wokeism is (the) cereal company Kellogg’s which has just launched a cereal to push transgenderism on kids. The new flavor is an amalgam of several of their cereal brands all in the same box called ‘All Together.’ Not only does this push the woke LGBTQ agenda, but it also gives kids a spot to write their own ‘pronouns’ on the box.” And Huston also notes “According to gay website Advocate: Retailing for $4, Together With Pride will be on supermarket shelves in May, just prior to the month of LGBTQ+festivities. For every purchase Kellogg’s will donate $3 too GLAAD. For the donation to occur, patrons must upload a copy of their receipt to KelloggsFamilyRewards.com What a wonderful way for you to help subsidize the destruction of your family! And there will be parents that actually go along with this leftist insanity! And you wonder why this country is in trouble.

Huston observes, in closing, that “There is nothing new here, at least for Kellogg’s. This company has spent billions funding hardcore left-wing causes for decades. And they do this limited-edition gay cereal dealio just about every year.”

I didn’t realize that but then, I don’t pay lots of attention to breakfast cereals. A friend at church told me about this and I checked it out on the internet. Shows you that you are never too old to learn. And the political and theological left is always looking for ways to tear down and destroy the family. That is one of their main agendas, going all the way back to Marx–and before. That they do this should surprise no one–and that big business is so willing to aid them in this endeavor should surprise no one. Time to wake up and smell the coffee!

For those who wonder what they can do about this, for one thing you can start refusing to buy any Kellogg’s products at all. Do not subsidize the ruination of your family by supporting Kellogg’s left-wing agenda. Boycott their products and let your friends know what they are doing so they can begin to boycott their products. A company that is willing to push this kind of tripe on kids does not deserve the support of families–most particularly Christian families.

If Kellogg’s had to depend for its sustenance on the sodomite community it would probably wither on the vine. It depends on ordinary people who have no idea what Kellogg’s is trying to do to their families with this stuff. Let’s work to deprive Kellogg’s of the support of good, God-fearing folks who should not subsidize this leftist hogwash.

You Don’t Need Meat–Unless It’s Synthetic

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I am glad I do not live in the state of Oregon. It is beginning to sound more and more like the state on the East Coast that my family and I managed to escape from decades ago now. The political climate there was so far to the left you could cut it with a knife. That’s not to say there were not good people there. There were, and are. But the good folks there that were patriotic and had genuine concerns about the direction their state was headed in were a minority.

It seems that Oregon is headed the same way. Though I’ve been there, I never lived there so I can’t comment on that aspect of it.

But I read an interesting article by Dr. Joseph Mercola on https://articles.mercola.com that I felt was worth commenting on. Dr. Mercola’s article observes: “Bill Gates, who co-funded the startup of the imitation meat company Impossible Foods, now insists synthetic beef is a necessary strategy to address climate change. Gates wants Americans and other Western nations to switch to a diet of 100% synthetic beef. Coincidentally, Oregon is now proposing a ballot initiative for the 2022 general election that would effectively ban most meat sales and consumption in the state.” This initiative is called Initiative Petition 13. If passed, this initiative will turn Oregon into a “sanctuary state for animals/”

Dr. Mercola’s article observes this would be done by “…removing exemptions for good animal husbandry practices, criminalizing the raising and slaughtering of food animals and reclassifying traditional animal husbandry practices such as artificial insemination as ‘sexual assault…Forcing people to cut or eliminate beef consumption is part of the climate agenda.” It would seem that it is also good for Bill Gates imitation meat company. Cattle ranching has been one of the mainstays of the economy in Eastern Oregon. If this horrendous initiative is passed what will that do to the ranchers in Eastern Oregon? Has anyone even bothered to ask that question? I sincerely hope the people in Oregon have a concern for the ranching community in their state because once that is lost it will never return .But, then, that may be the real name of the game–pretending to be a concern over “climate change.”

Dr. Mercola notes that: “As you may have heard, Bill Gates has been buying up farmland across 18 U.S. states through various subsidiary companies. In all, he now owns about 242,000 acres of farmland. He’s also a longtime promoter of GMOs and recently started calling for a complete transition from meat to lab-grown meat and other fake and unnatural food sources, such as a protein-rich microbe found in a Yellowstone geyser. Seeing how Gates always promotes solutions and industries that he has financial investments in it’s not surprising that Gates insists synthetic beef is a necessary strategy to address climate change..”

And Gates doesn’t want Those in America and other countries to just cut down their intake of natural beef. He wants natural beef gone altogether and replaces with a synthetic substitute. You have to remember that this is the guy who had a project going to try to cut the amount of sunlight the earth received to aid in “climate change” and this during one of the coolest Spring seasons my part of the country has ever had. I can’t speak for the rest of the country but it has been cool this Spring in North Louisiana. We don’t need less sun here this year, we need more! Thankfully, this one Gates project seems to have been cancelled–for now. I think this man has a god complex. He is unable to create the world in six days like the Lord did in the beginning so he is going to try to recreate it in his own image in six years or less.

And the ranching and farming industries in Oregon and the rest of the country are in his crosshairs so they need to be aware and concerned with his far out agendas because they will affect them, and not for the good. Cattlemen’s and farmers associations need to be aware of Bill Gates’ plans for their way of life because he aims to change that whether they like it or not.

Your Supper Menu And The World Economic Forum (Bugs Unlimited)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors Confederate Society of America

There are “self-anointed global elitists” that want to dictate to you what you can have for supper tonight in order to (so they tell us) fight “climate change”.

An article on https://rairfoundation.com for March 28th of this year goes into some detail on this. The article notes: “The WEF is at the forefront of the so-called ‘Great Reset,’ or the idea that the global economy needs to be completely transformed in the post-pandemic world…Earlier this month TIME magazine published an op-ed complaining that humans need to switch to eating bugs to fight climate change. A report from the United Nations examines ‘the multiple dimensions of insect gathering and rearing as a viable option for alleviating food insecurity.'”

The article mentions other articles on the WEF site such as “How to get people to eat bugs and drink sewage” and “This London insect farm is changing the way we eat.”

A brief article on http://www.lewrockwell.com just this morning noted: ‘The lefties keep insisting it’s fictional, tin-foil-hat conspiracy. For years the WEF has been pushing bugs as a protein replacement, and now the global climate change despots are promising to reduce meat consumption by 90%.” It seems that the proponents of insect consumption for us peons (you can bet they will continue to eat their T-bone steaks) are now trying to get people to forego cattle ranching and take up insect ranching. Wonder who we will get to ride herd on the locusts and worms when they stampede. Will cowboys be replaced by “wormboys?” Gag me with a spoon!

Admittedly these comments are tongue-in-cheek, but you get a picture of where these World Government elitists are trying to take us and where they are trying to take us is the very place we should resist going to. You can bet they won’t live the same lifestyle they advocate for the rest of us. They are above all that–the same way they will avoid justice when they do something illegal that the rest of us would be put in the slammer for. Our two-tiered system of justice in this country is notorious. They want our two-tiered menu system to be the same–steaks for them and worms for us. That’s the bottom line of this “Great Reset.”

In an article on the New American website for December 3, 2020 James Murphy observed that “World Economic Forum officials–proponents of the ‘Great Reset’–are busily thinking of ways to reduce greenhouse-gases in order to save the planet from the catastrophic global warming they are forecasting. Among their ideas is conditioning the world’s population to begin eating and enjoying what they refer to as ‘alternative food sources.’ WEF Agenda Contributor Douglas Broom lays out the case for eating weeds in an article on te globalist organization’s website.” He claims that farming animals for meat “generates 14.5 of total global greenhouse emissions” and he tells us that “Weeds are the future of food” and can be “nutritious and healthy if we know which ones to pick.”

And Murphy notes that “…it’s not just weeds, but other items that we currently consider disgusting that will feed us in the future. Another article on the official WEF website suggests that humans can be conditioned to eat and even enjoy such things as insects and grubs.” Want some ketchup with your grubs? While the elites have ketchup on their steaks maybe you can get lucky and have a little on your grubs. Sounds delicious doesn’t it?

The question should arise here for cattlemen and farmers–if all this comes to pass–what will happen to your way of making a living, to your way of life, your culture, your way of thinking? This is something you need to consider and not leave it to the politicians because they will sell you out in a New York minute if they see some benefit for themselves.

The good folks who live and work on the land have got to realize what is happening and they have got to find ways to resist this Great Reset because it will destroy their way of life–and that is a big part of the reason for it.

Let Them Eat Grasshoppers!

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors Confederate Society of America

Recently on the internet I saw an article stating that people should get to the point where they started eating grasshoppers and other insects. The proponents of our learning to consume creeping wildlife seemed to feel this would be good for us and for the planet. The article was so far out I did not even save it.. The idea of trudging into my back yard in search of various creepy crawlers for breakfast did not appeal to me and I doubt it will appeal to any sane person.

But, thinking in this direction seems to be something indirectly being considered by the more wild and frenzied among the climate change crowd. And the Harris/Biden Regime is catering, again, indirectly, to this mindset.

An article on the New American website for April 28th by James Murphy notes the following: “The climate-alarmist war against meat continues. Although Joe Biden hasn’t come out yet and said it, climate hysterics are pushing the narrative that, in order to meet the president’s ambitious emission-reduction goals–Americans will have to radically change their meat-based diets, and quickly. Brent Kim, a program officer for the Center for a Livable Future Production and Public Health Program at Johns Hopkins University told the Daily Mail that Americans will need to ‘dramatically reduce’ their meat and dairy intake in order to avoid the worst climate-change scenarios…Kim may not be talking about ‘banning’ certain foods, but it sure sounds like he would like to make foods such as meat and dairy more difficult to obtain…Thus far, Biden has remained mum on his specific climate plans for the agricultural sector but the farmers and ranchers and the states most affected would like some answers as to what the president plans for their industry. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, a Republican, wants answers for one of the key industries in his state–beef production.” Ricketts has noted that “Green New Deal activists have put meat production and consumption in their crosshairs.” Comrade Kamala has already stated that she’d gladly support changing dietary guidelines “to reduce red meat specifically.”

Murphy closes his article with this question–“When is Joe Biden going to tell Americans something similar? And how does he plan on accomplishing such a reduction? How many farmers and ranchers does the Biden administration plan on shutting down to meet such meaningless climate goals?”

I can answer that one. He will shut down as many as he can get away with. At root, that is a big part of what this is all about–the decimation of the ranching and farming culture of the West and the South. Destroy those good folks and you destroy some of the last bastions of independent culture and thought in this country. And in the process you become more dependent on the feds to tell you what you can eat, if you can eat, and when and how you can eat. They may even be generous and let you remove your mask while you eat–but don’t bet the farm on that! In fact, when the feds get through you will probably not have the farm anymore–but they may let you scrounge around in your backyard for insects–provided you don’t eat too many grasshoppers and upset the local ecological system.

The destruction of the independent local ranching and farming culture is the real name of this game–that and teaching the obedient proles to learn to love Big Brother.

No Wonder We Have Problems When Church Pastors Speak Out Against Anti-Abortion Bills

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Many wonder why we have some of the problems we have in this country. They feel that a country like ours that has a mostly Christian background should not be beset with the situation we seem to find ourselves in. Yet we are, and part of the problem seems to stem from the fact that many who claim to speak for the Lord are actually promoting ideas that have no warrant whatever from the Holy Scriptures.

Researcher Kit Daniels recently had and article on http://www.infowars.com in which he stated that: “A group of pro-choice church pastors are protesting pro-life bills expected to pass in Texas. One Presbyterian pastor in particular claimed Texas Senate Bill 8 could expose pastors to legal liability if they recommend abortions…Senate Bill 8 and its companion bill, HB 1515, would ban abortions when a heartbeat is detected, which can occur as early as four to six weeks in a pregnancy.”

Another pastor, this one a woman, said “We will never give up our individual consciences, and religious freedom or our God-given right to choose.” Look at what this “pastor” is saying here–God gives women the “right” to kill their unborn babies if they decide that is what is convenient for them. The House version of this bill already passed by a 81-63 vote (and that was too close). Wonder if it was a party-line vote.

If pastors are promoting this convoluted thinking to their congregations do you wonder why the country is in deep trouble? Churches and their pastors should be promoting the preservation of life–not the taking of it. It is interesting to note how many “Christians” in this country stand in defiance of the death penalty but have no problem with aborting preborn babies. And please don’t tell me that a preborn baby has no soul and therefore is only a “fetus” because Psalm 139 gives the lie to that kind of thinking.

In relation to this, in our current pandemic situation, how many of those that say a woman can do what she wants with her own body advocate forcing people to be vaccinated to combat this Chinese Virus? See any contradictions here? Their rationale seems to be that we should do whatever Big Brother in Washington tells us to do but we are free to ignore Holy Writ when we feel like it. They have it exactly backwards. That seems to be a big problem for the Christian church in our day and because of that, a bigger problem for the country.

Whenever Christians are more willing to obey Harris and Biden than they are the Lord it is always going to be a major problem for the country. And part of this problem is also neutralized Christians that are “so heavenly minded that they are no earthly good.” The church needs to be out there confronting the anti-Christ culture and not pretending it doesn’t exist or backpedaling away from it because they don’t want to get involved.

Until this problem gets resolved things will only get worse. It seems today we have too many Christians apologizing to the Devil’s minions for offending them rather than resisting and exposing them for the evil they do.

Deceive The Parents Just Like You’ve Always Done

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

For decades I have been telling people to remove their kids from the public school system because it is a corrupt institution that indoctrinates kids rather than educating them. The material I will deal with here proves that contention.

Someone sent me a copy of an article on https://dawsoncountyjournal.com that dealt with this. The story was written by Art Moore. I will quote some of what he had to say here. He said: “Amid complaints from parents that their children are being ‘indoctrinated’ a Missouri school district is advising English teachers to create a fake curriculum and keep the real one hidden. The real one is focused on ‘antiracist’ activism and issues of ‘white privilege,’ the Daily Wire reported. The author of the memo is Natalie Fallert, the literacy speech coordinator for grades 6-12 in the Rockwood School District, serving several towns west of St. Louis that are overwhelmingly white. She told middle and high school teachers in the district that parents had been complaining ‘we are pushing an agenda, we are pushing Critical Race Theory…we are teaching kids to be social activists.'”

Part of this curriculum consists of a video, “Intersectionality 101” a video produced by the Southern Poverty Law Center. Any school anywhere using this outfit’s material, public or private, ought to be separated from immediately if not sooner. If anything will propagandize kids it is material put out by the SPLC. This is the outfit that has sought to label all legitimate Southern Heritage Groups as “hate groups.” That tell you anything about them?

Interestingly enough the complaints have originated due to protocols caused by the Chinese virus that let parents see the real classroom instruction for the first time. Art Moore observes: “The (classroom) assignments are now visible to at-home learners in a tool called Canvas. So Fallert has a solution: This doesn’t mean throw out the lesson and find a new one. Just pull the resource off Canvas so parents cannot see it…Keep teaching! Just don’t make everything visible on Canvas. This is not being deceitful. This is just doing what you have done for years. Prior to the pandemic you didn’t send everything home or have it available. You taught in your classroom and things were peachy keen. We are going old-school…”

Do you realize what she is saying here? Stop and reflect on it. She is telling teachers to keep on pushing the radical leftist indoctrination in her public school district–just make sure you don’t let the parents in on your dirty little secret. Continue to withhold information from the parents–just like you always did before the pandemic came along! This should be a revelation to parents all across the country. Do you think if this is going on in a school district in Missouri that it ain’t going on in the public school your kids attend? As the man says “Dream on Alice!”

Naturally the school district that employs Ms. Fallert has issued a statement that is an attempt at damage control–telling parents that the school district really views them as “allies” in the education of “our children.” Forgive me folks, but that statement is ranker than a pile of Texas cow chips in the middle of August. The school district there regards the parents as “allies” if they are willing to submit their children to leftist indoctrination. Should they not be willing to do that, the school district will consider them troublemakers to be dealt with accordingly.

This situation sounds so very much like what went on during the Textbook Protest in Kanawha County, West Virginia during the mid-1970s that it is almost like history repeating itself. And the statement about not being deceitful to parents by withholding information from them is ludicrous. Whenever you intentionally withhold information from parents about what their kids are being taught it is a major deceit! But the public schools have done this for so long their minions do not consider it deceitful–withholding information from parents has become standard operating procedure.

Mr. Moore also notes that “The Biden administration, has submitted a new rule that would fund critical race theory in public schools.” Beginning to get the picture yet? Your school districts will continue to push far-left programs like Critical Race Theory and the feds will gladly pay them for it. So much for the public school system as the parent’s “ally.” Anyone believing that hogwash hasn’t been paying attention.

What is going on in Missouri should be a wakeup call to parents to begin taking their kids out of the public school system and checking out other alternatives. And Christians should especially heed this. Unfortunately, I am afraid most of them won’t.

Sorry To Disappoint The Left-Wingers But Southern Heritage Ain’t Dead

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I realize the scions of the political and theological left have been trying to kill Southern heritage and culture for a long time now, but I have news for them–despite some victories on their part–it ain’t working. Oh, I realize they control the media and most of the educational outlets in the country, but the truth is that people who understand this are just finding ways to get around them. and ignore their diatribes.

April is Confederate History Month and there have been lots of Confederate events around the country that what passes for a news media just ignores. We have one right here in North Louisiana that is routinely ignored by the “news” media called Flags Across the Ouachita. Members from several Sons of Confederate Veterans camps in this area gather one Friday afternoon in April at rush hour on the Lea Joyner Bridge across the Ouachita River with their Confederate flags and display them to the rush hour crowd as they pass on by. The response by the rush hour crowd is overwhelmingly positive with people honking their horns, waving and giving us a thumbs up. They appreciate this display of our (and their) heritage. If response to this event was negative you can bet the “news” media would be on hand to make people aware of that, but since the response is mostly positive they ignore it.

I recently came into possession of a new book called What The Confederate Flag Means To Me published by Sea Raven Press P O Box 1484 Spring Hill, Tennessee 37174-1484. It is an interesting compilation of the thoughts and comments of over 30 different people, not all of them from the South, on what the Confederate flag means to them personally and how they view it in the overall context of American culture.

Two overarching themes come through many of their comments. One is that many folks view the Confederate Battle Flag in a Christian context. The St. Andrews Cross on the battle flag gives it a Christian context for them and Christian meaning for them. I can’t say I disagree. I have some Scottish ancestors as well as a Confederate ancestor and so the St. Andrews Cross is a part of my heritage on both fronts. And I am not ashamed of that–I am thankful for it.

The other theme that is reflected in many of the comments is that the Confederate Flag is recognized as a symbol of resistance to tyranny and “big government.” In today’s context I don’t think that can be argued with. In the main, the people who cannot seem to grasp that are those “useful idiots” that have been spawned and influenced by the leftists in this country.

Years ago those in the patriotic movement in this country recognized their their main adversaries were liberals, socialists, and communists. These are the exact same people who are opposed to the Southern Heritage Movement. That should tell you something. The liberals and socialists are nothing more than “slow communists” who just have not made the full transition over to full-blown Marxism quite yet. But they are working on it whether they even realize it or not.

There is a whole section in the communist “prayer book” on how to combat Southern heritage and the first chapter of that section tells them how to lie about it. Whatever else they have learned they seem to have memorized that first chapter! All they do is lie about us and our heritage and culture. These lies are supposed to shut us up. Mostly they don’t. They make us more determined to promote the truth and expose leftist fables for what they are. The leftists haven’t figured that out yet, but they will someday if given enough time. Our job is to educate ordinary folks and expose leftist lies and liars.

What Are The Democrats Afraid Of In Arizona ?

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have watched with considerable interest as the go-ahead for an audit of the votes in the last (stolen) election in the state of Arizona has been given. What interested me most in all of this was the Democrats’ efforts to thwart this audit. Those efforts continue as I write this.

My question in all of this is: If the democrats really want to make sure this election was on the up and up, then why are they pulling out all the stops to try to prevent an audit of the votes? The answer to that should be obvious even to the uninformed–if they stop and ponder it for an hour or two. The obvious answer is–they don’t want an honest audit because they already know an honest audit will change the outcome in Arizona. And if that happens there, will other states then be tempted to do the same thing? That would create all manner of problems for them and so they have to try to move heaven and earth to forestall that possibility.

There was a good article on https://www.thegatewaypundit.com for April 27th about this. Lots of people pooh-pooh the Gateway Pundit, but I noticed that http://www.lewrockwell.com picked this one up and Lew Rockwell has a reputation for being a solid site.

The article was by Joe Hoft and Mr. Hoft noted: “There is yet another George Soros connected crooked nonprofit involved in the attempt to stop the Maricopa County election audit. we already reported on how the Protect Democracy Project joined three legal teams in threatening the auditors who are attempting to perform an audit in Maricopa County. Democrats in Arizona are petrified–They’re bringing in Marc Elias’s Perkins Coie to make threats and make the Maricopa Country audit go away. Patriots in Arizona are under attack by far-left lunatics who disregard nonprofit laws to fund their anti-American actions. The national Democratic machine is in panic mode over the Arizona Senate’s Maricopa County ballot audit….But today we can report that another Democrat nonprofit is involved in the audit in Maricopa County. This nonprofit is from top of the Democrat Not-for-profit (NFP) heap. This tells you the Democrat socialists are really, really worried about the Maricopa audit, to have deployed this weapon. The NFP now entering the Maricopa County election audit is American Oversight. Its president, Dominique Bravo, is from New York State and is strongly affiliated with the Working Families Party, the country’s most powerful socialist political party, started in New York State in1998 with a party presence now in 21 states. The WFP always hooks up with the Democratic Party. ”

Mr. Hoft continues: “This NFP is yet another one from the Democrat stable which is a 501(c)(3) and although it is required by law to be strictly nonpartisan and charitable, it is anything but. It is a well-funded ,cold, and calculating legal hit team, initially designed to attack President Trump. Now it is involved in Maricopa County Arizona, attempting to sabotage and halt the forensic audit being conducted by the Arizona Senate. Located in Washington, D.C. this charity had gross receipts of $3,732,681 in 2019…” Since the government redacts financial data when they post any public documents the public really has no idea who gave American Oversight all that dinero. As an appendage of the Democrat Establishment American Oversight cannot take the chance of letting this Arizona audit continue and risk other states being then emboldened to do the same thing and thus risking the possibility of Donald Trump being returned to the presidency because then there will be no doubt about the election fraud perpetrated on him last November.

It has also been noted that George Soros funded the Working Families Party mentioned in this article and that Soros campaigned for Democrat Senate candidate Raphael Warnock in Georgia–another state that is in sore need of a forensic audit on its vote tally for last November.

Destroying American Western Culture

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I have noted over the years that the American Left (yes, Virginia, there is an American Left) has sought to destroy and basically try to outlaw Southern history and culture in this country by trying to tie all of it to the slavery issue. Suffice it to say that the attempt to do that is monstrously false and a blatant lie which all but the “useful idiots” influenced by the leftists have by now figured out.

However, not as many folks have figured out that the American Left also has in its sights the destruction of the ranching, farming, mining culture of the American West. The reason the American Left has designated these two cultural groups as the ones that need to be destroyed is that these two unique American cultures are just about the last two major cultural groups in this country that seek to exercise cultural independence and promote limited government.

In the South (south central where I live) they are trying to erase our history be removing our flags and monuments from every place they can, even to the point of removing Confederate monuments from battlefields. Resistance to this is beginning to surface in many areas but it needs to increase even more. One thing they have not been able to do here in the South is to destroy, for the main part, our way of making a living–yet!

In the American West it is a little different. In the West our leftist protagonists have figured out that if they can cripple the ranching and farming ways of life then they can silence their opposition.

Just yesterday I read an article on https://theduran.com for April 25th, the headline for which was Oregon Bill to BAN Livestock–Stunning War on Farming/Ranching written by Dewey Fernfield. Mr. Fernfield observed that “Oregon Bill IP13 would criminalize raising food animals in the state, and reclassify animal husbandry practices as ‘sexual assault.’ The bill specifies that animals can only be eaten after dying of natural causes (at which point, aged/disease3d meat is not good). Oregon’s 12,000 beef producers raising about 1.3 million head of cattle are slated for elimination, as traditional farming and ranching is shut down in favor of lab-grown meat and indoor farms owned by the technocrats–a perfect way to force the population into perfect slavery. Christian breaks it down in this Ice Age Farmer broadcast.” That broadcast just might be something to check out.

I also ran across an article by Chris Gill from May 7, 2018 on https://pitchstonewaters.com which stated: “Since its conquest during the Mexican War, more than 50% of the West has belonged to the government, and ranching has been an integral part of Western settlement. The number of ranchers on public land has fallen by one-fourth since 1970, as agencies, allied with ‘conservationists’ steadily force ranchers off public lands. The deliberate ‘eviction’ of ranchers and livestock is not only destroying the West’s precious ranching culture but a key component of the region’s economic base.”

Let me state right here that this is the name of the game–purposeful destruction of the culture of the American West–because as in the South, the American West produces those still capable of independent thought and action–those who want the federal government and all its alphabet agencies to just back off and let them live their lives. And the federal government has no intention of doing that!!! The feds want to control all aspects of our lives, right down to what they allow us to have for supper tonight. Range-bred beef will be outlawed and the culture that dares to try to grow it will be outlawed.

This should be an excellent area for the nullification process to be used it, both at the federal and state levels to curb the growth of excessive government. I have to wonder about these technocrats who want the sole responsibility for producing what meat we will now be allowed to consume–how many of them are dedicated Leftists? I am afraid we might not like the answer to that question.

I hope the good folks in Oregon rise up and demand of their legislators .that they vote against this utter foolishness–actually it is not foolishness. I am positive this is by design and it needs to be exposed as such and repudiated.

Photography as Propaganda

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

With April being Confederate History Month it seems only appropriate to take some note of a bit of the “history” we have been informed about that really wasn’t.

Any of us who have looked at recent history realize that photography has often been used as one method of promoting propaganda. This was raised to an art form during the Viet Nam War, but that was not its origin. I can recall seeing pictures taken by Communists decades ago where someone in the photo had been removed because the Reds did not want him to appear with the rest of the people in the photo. So there are cases where photographic evidence of something is not really evidence of what you think it was. It is evidence of what the originators of the photo want you to see.

So it should not surprise us if this technique was in vogue back during the War of Southern Independence aka the War of Northern Aggression.

Tom DiLorenzo commented on this recently in a comment on lewrockwell.com Although he did not go into many specifics I am familiar enough with Tom Dilorenzo to know that if he did not have the evidence of this he would not have said anything about it.

So I did a bit of digging on my own and, sure enough, there was some paydirt to be found. I came across an article by Dave Rogers from back in January of 2008 that appeared on http://www.mybaycity.com It was an article about a talk given by Eric Jytha, a local historian in his area and he gave the talk to the 7th Michigan Cavalry Civil War Round Table.

The article noted that: “Many photographs taken by famed Civil War photographer Matthew Brady were staged…One particular shot, of five Union dead at Gettysburg, was passed off as taken at several battlefields…The photo, captioned ‘dead of the first day’ coouldn’t have been real because Brady didn’t get to Gettysburg until the fifth day, said Sailor Bob Boquette, of Saginaw Civil War Round table member who has studied photography of the era…Another commonly faked photo was entitled ‘rebel sharpshooter’ an image that was passed off as having been at ‘Devil’s Den’ and several other places, said Mr. Jytha.” The photo he is talking about used to be at the battlefield at Gettysburg. I saw it there years ago. I don’t know if it is still there or not. Maybe because it is a picture of a Confederate soldier it has been removed by now. After all, to be politically correct nowadays you must remove anything Southern or Confederate from all the battlefields, flags, monuments, etc. It never seems to occur to these social justice warriors that if you do that at all the “Civil War” battlefields you will have no reason for the battlefield any longer and you can just shut it down. Erasing and removing everything “Southern” from the battlefield removes the need for the battlefield doesn’t it?

By removing everything Southern from remembrance you have just cancelled the War of Northern Aggression and the supposed (not real) reason for it, slavery. You social justice warriors had best be careful. lest you remove the Deep State’s golden goose–the slavery issue–from remembrance!

It has been reported that many of the photos supposedly taken by Matthew Brady were actually taken by Alexander Gardner because Brady was supposedly losing his eyesight.

Another article on https://militaryhistorynow.com was posted on that site on 9/25/2015 and it observed: “They say that the first casualty of war is the truth. Case in point: Experts believe that the Civil War battlefield photographer Alexander Gardner physically arranged the corpses in this famous photo taken after the 1862 Battle of Antietam for dramatic effect… ” I can’t reproduce the photo here but most of you all will probably know the photo I am talking about.

The article continues: “Alexander Gardner’s famous picture ‘A Sharpshooter’s Last Sleep’ features a corpse that looks a lot like the body in another photo taken elsewhere on the battlefield. Did Garner move the corpse? U.S. Civil War photographers like Matthew Brady famously snapped hundreds of haunting images of the aftermath of the conflict’s many battles. Yet in a number of cases, such scenes were shamelessly manipulated, with cameramen often physically arranging objects, debris and even dead bodies within the frame to add to the scenes of devastation Such is believed to be the case with Alexander Gardner’s post-Gettysburg image ‘A Sharpshooter’s Last Sleep.’ The famous photo features a corpse strangely similar to one that appears in another shot taken on the same day entitled ‘Home of a Rebel Sharpshooter.’ Experts maintain that Gardner used the same fallen soldier for both pictures, reportedly dragging the body more than 40 yards between the two locations.”

Brady and his associates were one group the federal government did not seem to mind having on the battlefields with their cameras. That fact alone should tell you something. The feds knew Brady was going to give them the kind of photos they wanted out there for public consumption.