The “I’m Offended” Movement is Cultural Marxism in Action

by Al Benson Jr.

I have been watching this game of minorities and others being “offended” at just about anything and everything anyone else says or does. It has gotten beyond being ludicrous so we need to stop and take a good look at it and where it is headed.

The “I’m Offended” game, or maybe agenda would be a more correct term, seems to do one thing–it limits freedom of expression and action. For fear of “offending” someone you dare not say this or do that, and so if you follow this to its logical conclusion you end up saying nothing, doing nothing and thinking nothing. Such inaction on the part of most people makes totalitarians, whether they be Democrats, Republicans or Communists deliriously happy.

Lots of folks have started to notice this trend (agenda) of late.  I read a quote just last week that said: “My freedom ends where your feelings begin.” That’s a very accurate statement. The man who said it understands what’s going on. I read another one this week where the man said: “I’m offended by all those folks being offended over nothing.” That one is also on target.

There are so many out there now that are “offended” by so much that if everyone gives in to their list of pet grievances society will come to a screeching halt. Could that possibly be the name of the game?

They had a major flap at Yale recently over, guess what, Halloween costumes! An article on http://www.leanrightamerica.org  for November 10th said: “Halloween is more than a week in the past,  but students at Yale University are having a tough time moving on. Angry that school administrators did not take their concerns about offensive costuming seriously enough, a group of minority students met with Yale president Peter  Salovey last week to have their say. Salovery, it seems, was moved by what he heard.” What politically correct, blubbering sycophant who runs any kind of school in today’s offended world wouldn’t  be “moved” when students came to him with this kind of frippery? It gives him a chance to buddy with the plebes as if he really cared about their concerns.

It seems that some of these students are finding life on the campus of Yale “profoundly difficult.” It actually got to the point where the Intellectual Affairs Committee sent out an email requesting that students not wear “culturally unaware and insensitive costumes.” The article stated: “Apparently we’ve reached that point in history where one can take a joke.” Oh, you better believe you’ve reached it. We have arrived at the point where no one can say or even think anything that some minority group will not find offensive and jump all over your case about. There is absolutely NO humor in these people whatever. They are deadly serious.

You have to understand that this “I’m offended” agenda is another phase of Cultural Marxism. That’s all it is.  It restricts people’s liberty to laugh, or kid, and if the truth were known, much of it is not all that offensive, no matter what they say.  And I have noticed that these people who are waiting in line to “be offended” at the drop of a hat seem to have no problem at all offending white Christians, or any real Christians for that matter. They are literally standing in line to have their shot at putting Christians and their beliefs down. Haven’t noticed that? Maybe you just haven’t been paying attention. White Christians especially are the one group that it’s perfectly okay to offend, particularly if they are from the South. In fact, its’ open season on them.  Anything goes–and unfortunately, most of them don’t have sense enough to realize it yet. They’ve been kept too busy not trying to “offend” every other group around–even to the point where a lesbian “bishop” in some church in Sweden has had the cross removed from her church lest it “offend” the Muslims! You would not believe how much of this crap goes on and how much the Christians play into it unknowingly. Not much spiritual discernment left in this day and apostate age. We are so busy trying not to “offend” rank unbelievers that we can’t be bothered to stand up and defend what we are supposed to believe. After all, that might “offend” someone!

Now I am not advocating that we go out of our way to try to offend anyone, but let’s face it, Christians, just by being Christians are going to “offend” lots of folks. The truth always offends those who don’t want to believe it. If the truth offends you, I’m sorry, that’s tough. Jesus said in Matthew 11:6 “…blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me.” Maybe Christians need to be more concerned in making sure they are not offended by Jesus and His teaching than they need to be concerned that they might offend some pagan who doesn’t want the truth anyway.

We have, this past summer, had a concentrated campaign of ethnic and cultural cleansing here in the South that has been the most dramatic I can recall in my lifetime. And you can tell that those people who want to trash our culture, want to get rid of our flags, statues, monuments, even park and street names (it all has to go, immediately if not sooner) are playing for keeps. I don’t think most Southern folks realize the intensity of the hatred those people have for us and our history, faith and culture. Everything we believe and do is “offensive” to minorities and therefore, we must stop it all, right now.

I wonder, has anyone bothered to put forth the possibility that what they are trying to do to our history, faith, and culture just might be offensive to us? Oh, that’s not even a concern. Our right to exist ends where their injured feelings begin and we need to be on “stools of everlasting repentance” forever.

After all, the Cultural Marxists are only trying to obliterate  our faith, history, and culture–why should we be offended at that? I’ll tell you something–you’d better learn to be offended by it, otherwise they just may pull it off! Where will you be then?

I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again–you had better learn how to resist these people because that’s the only thing they understand–and if you don’t do it they will just run over you as if you were so much “collateral” damage. And, as for these folks that are “offended” by everything from soup to nuts, start telling them to be thankful they still have the right to be “offended.” It’s one of the few rights they still have. And if this “gentleman”  they helped put into the White House has his way they won’t have that long!

Public Schools Promote What Scripture Forbids

by Al Benson Jr.

Very recently I read an article on http://www.wnd.com  written by Bob Unruh about a sodomite group in Scotland that is promoting a petition which demands that children from kindergarten on up be forced to “learn about homosexual, bi-sexual and transgender issues.” The moderator of the Free Church of Scotland labeled the proposal “a Trojan horse to impose an ideological perspective on all pupils.” He was right. This petition, circulated by a sodomite activist group, Time for Inclusive Education, wants children, from their earliest years of schooling to be indoctrinated in that which Holy Scripture forbids. I guess you could say those people have an agenda and it is clearly anti-Christian.

But that’s Scotland, you say, we don’t have to worry about that over here. Our public schools would never do anything like that, and besides, the school my kids go to has a Christian teacher or two and a great band program. What else matters?

Folks, I hate to rain on your parade, but this sort of thing is going on in this country also and, unfortunately, it’s nothing new. It has been going on for decades. Ask the people of Kanawha County, West Virginia about their textbook protest in the mid-1970s.

However, every once in awhile the sodomite agenda needs updating and it helps to have “useful idiots” like California Governor Jerry Brown in the governor’s chair who are more than willing to help it along. An article on http://www.cnn.com for July 15, 2011 noted: “Democratic Governor Jerry Brown said Thursday he had signed a bill that will require public schools in the state to teach students about the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans….’History should be honest.’ Brown said in a statement.”  Yes, Mr. Brown, history should be honest–therefore homosexual propaganda shouldn’t be paraded as history in front of students. Rev. Louis Sheldon, founder of the Traditional Values Coalition said: “It is an outrage that Gov. Jerry Brown has opened the classroom door for homosexual activists to indoctrinate the minds of California’s youth, since no factual material would be allowed to be presented. If parents don’t already have their children out of public schools, this should cause them to remove them.” Yes, Rev. Sheldon, it should, but it probably won’t!

And then there was an article on http://www.cbn.com for July 6, 2015 which carried the headline: “Gender Identity Curriculum Angers Parents in Virginia.” The article stated, in part: “Parents opposed to including the lessons protested at the hearing. Many are concerned they won’t be able to opt their children out of the classes because the lessons have been removed from the Family Life Education curriculum into health classes, which are mandatory.” Of course this stuff is mandatory. They want your kids indoctrinated with it. Don’t you get it yet? For heaven sake, people, wake up and smell the sodomite soda. The Education Establishment in this country wants your kids indoctrinated (brainwashed) with this kind of thing. It’s on their to do list, right near the top of the page. It’s not accidental, or some bureaucratic screw-up.  This is being done to your kids on purpose! If you have taught your kids at home that, according to Scripture this kind of behavior is wrong, they plan to change that with their indoctrination. The article observed that parents protested this at the hearing, and what good did their protest do? It’s mandatory for the kids to be fed this propaganda no matter what the parents want and the educational establishment will make sure it is fed to them. Mom and Dad’s wishes don’t matter. Get that through your heads!

If your kids remain in public schools they will, at some point, be fed this sodomite drivel because that’s what the agenda is. If your kids were raised in a Christian home, with Christian standards–then all that has to be changed–and these government school change agents are more than willing to work to circumvent what you have taught your kids–it’s what they live for! All this junk isn’t accidental, isn’t some bureaucratic snafu–it’s on purpose and they will continue to do it to your kids–on purpose–unless you remove them from that system. You can’t just join the PTA and work to reform the system. That has never cut the mustard and it never will. All this is window dressing, to keep parents thinking they have some voice in their kids’ education when actually they have none. I’m not saying all teachers are bad–they’re not, but the system they work for is and those who run that system have an agenda that will be forced on American youth–no matter what–unless you get your kids out of their system, and it is theirs, not yours.

If you want some info about what the public education system is trying to do to (not for) your children, look up John Taylor Gatto on line. He’s an ex-public school teacher who wrote a book about all this. Read the recent Blumenfeld-Newman book Crimes of the Educators. Check out Exodus Mandate, P O Box 10272, Columbia, South Carolina, 29211 or at http://www.exodusmandate.org  and sign up for their newsletter. You can do that on line, too. Begin to find out what goes on in these schools and then work to get your kids out of them.

Years ago I worked for a Christian home school program in the Midwest and I did a few years on the phones there. One afternoon a lady from New York called up and wanted home schooling information for her daughter. Turned out she was a public school teacher, yet she was going to home school her daughter. And I never forgot what she told me. She said “I’m here (the public school) every day. No way is my daughter going to this school.” I can’t say it any better than she did.

The Government School System and John Dewey–America’s Trojan Horses–Part 3

by Al Benson Jr.

Back in 1984 (was the year prophetic or what?) Sam Blumenfeld wrote an important book, NEA–Trojan Horse in American Education. It is still available on Amazon.com

It dealt with the National Education Association, which has been around a lot longer than most people think it has (since 1857). Blumenfeld wrote, on page 181, that: “From 1857 to the present, the NEA has worshipped two gods; Horace Mann, a statist (and Unitarian), and John Dewey, a socialist.”

Then Blumenfeld made an interesting statement–one that has proved to be so very accurate. He said: “The progressives have always known that violence would have to be used to break the back of hard-core resistance to their dictatorship. While Dewey expected socialism to come about in America  through the use of ‘organized intelligence’ without violent revolution, he nonetheless realized  that hard-core resistance would have to be quelled by force…Dewey realized that while most people would sheepishly permit the chains of socialist control to be placed on them by ‘organized intelligence’ there would always be those stubborn individualists and religious ‘fanatics’ who would fight back.” This happened in Kanawha County, West Virginia a decade before Blumenfeld wrote his book on the NEA. Many parents there protested, marched, and resisted the educational establishment’s efforts to brainwash their children, and, when it could no longer be laughed at or otherwise suppressed, their protest was ultimately dealt with by force. For a real and shocking lesson in what the educational establishment did there, read Karl Priest’s book Protester Voices–the 1974 Textbook Tea Party.  Mr. Priest had a whole chapter in his book, chapter seven, devoted to the NEA. Since my family and I were in Kanawha County, West Virginia for part of the time this protest went on, I can vouch for the accuracy of Mr. Priest’s comments and viewpoint. I know some of the people mentioned in his book. Some are now deceased, but not all. This is a book for those who want to see how the government education system operates–in living color.

That the NEA is decidedly leftist in orientation there can be no doubt. In his book Shadowbosses  Mallory Factor noted, on page 83, that: “The National Education Association (NEA) spent $50 million on Obama’s election campaign in 2008. When Obama spoke to the NEA in 2008, he emphasized that he would be able to deliver more dues revenue to the teachers union: ‘In the coming weeks, I’ll be laying out the specific details of my plan to invest billions of new dollars into the teaching profession and recruit an army of well-trained, well-qualified teachers who are willing to stand in front of any classroom’…” (and help to brainwash the children of America as part of the fundamental transformation of America into a third world socialist nonentity).

Mr. Priest noted in his book that there were three different kinds of teachers in public schools–those who realize what’s going on and detest it but don’t know what to do about it short of quitting outright, those who are sincere teachers but don’t have a clue as to what’s going on,  and those who are utterly corrupt and more than willing to promote the leftist agenda. Over the years I’ve met some of all three.

Sam Blumenfeld and Alex Newman, in their new book Crimes of the Educators have observed that “The National Education Association (NEA) of course, endorses multicultural-global education as a ‘way of helping every student perceive the cultural diversity of the US citizenry so that the children of many races may develop pride  in their own cultural legacy…” And on and on the litany goes. Along with this they also note that: “…the NEA recognizes no American culture  that the student may take pride in. He is to appreciate the cultures of others, and learn about them, at the expense of learning about his own.” That’s what multiculturalism is all about folks–embracing other cultures to the negation of your own. This is what multicultural educators in government schools across the country are promoting–the negating (cultural genocide) of American culture, particularly Southern American culture, in favor of all other cultures–any other culture except American culture. This is what, with minor exceptions your kids will learn in government schools. If you are satisfied with that, then just leave them there–but don’t complain to others when the kids come home bearing the questionable fruit of the system you left them to be “educated” in!

Begin to educate yourself as to what really happens in most government schools. Read Blumenfeld’s and Newman’s book. Read Karl Priest’s book  and when you read what they have presented and finally become ticked off enough about it, then resolve to find Christian sources for your children’s education and, if at all possible, remove them from a government education system that practices the knowing genocide of your culture.

Comrade Dewey and Cultural Genocide

by Al Benson Jr.

Cultural genocide, the planned and willful destruction of a culture (in this case a Christian culture), is accomplished in many ways. The orchestrated destruction of a culture is accomplished by the tearing down of the flags and symbols of that culture and the destruction of its historical monuments and the replacing of its names with others of a more socialist intent.

It is also accomplished by the mid-education and intentional dumbing down of the children of that culture so they know less than their grandfathers about their history, heritage, faith, or anything for that matter. This is often done via institutions of “learning” that are subtly used to, in effect, make children dumber than they would be otherwise, while taxing their parents to pay for the intentional ignorance.

Recently a friend in New England sent me a copy of a book by Samuel Blumenfeld and Alex Newman about public education in this country. It is titled, quite appropriately, Crimes of the Educators and it deals with the dumbing down process that goes on in what we charitably refer to as public, or government, schools.It was published just this year by World Net Daily and so is pretty up to date with what has been and is happening in those “schools” to which most folks, unfortunately, continue to send their children to be “educated.”

While Horace Mann (a Unitarian) was hailed in the 19th century as “the father of the common (public) schools, John Dewey was hailed in the early 20th century as the “father of progressive (socialist) education.” Blumenfeld (deceased only  this past June) has  written: “In the late 1800s, he (Dewey) and his socialist colleagues decided to embark on a long-range conspiracy to radically change America by imposing their own utopian version of a collectivist society…Dewey stated that the only way to undermine a capatalist system was to get rid of the emphasis primary schools placed on the development of high literacy and independent intelligence. Why? Because both of these sustained individualism. What was needed, they believed, was a new curriculum that emphasized socialization and taught children to read by w whole-word method that would lower the nation’s literacy level and make its children more amenable to collectivist values…They considered themselves peerless intellects and socialism a morally superior way of life.” However, Dewey was smart enough to realize that “…socialism could not be imposed on America by force. And so he told his followers that ‘change must come gradually’.” This was the classic Fabian socialist approach, and “The primary vehicle for this gradual change would be the public schools, where the dumbing-down process could be carried out without parents knowing what was being done to their children.”

Blumenfeld recognized that what Dewey was doing was cultural genocide and he said as much. “…Dewey’s plan was to impose on America a form of cultural genocide never before imposed on any nation. The way to do it was to disparage high literacy and to teach children to read by a method that would prevent them from achieving the kind of high personal literacy needed to develop their independent intelligence.”

Interestingly enough, Blumenfeld noted that Dewey’s mother had been a “devout Calvinist”  who had sought to instill in her son the doctrines of Calvinism, “which he then spent all his professional life trying to erase from his brain.”

Now consider this. Horace Mann ended up being a Unitarian who sought to do away with the Christian influence on education in New England. John Dewey ended up rejecting his mother’s Christian faith and trying to purge it from his memory. Both of these men were apostates–pure and simple. They both turned away from the Christian faith they had been raised in and they envisioned and worked for a public school system they could use to teach children the same apostasy they had embraced–without their parents being aware of it. Folks, this is the foundation of your public education system in this country. Stop and think about that as you blithely commit your children to the “tender mercies” of this system.

It sounds more than a bit devious to me. So much for the supposed “separation of church and state.” All you need do to get around that little foible is change the name of your religion, call it “science” and if you’ve dumbed enough people down already, you’re off to the races!

And people, especially in the South, wonder why public schools have so much problem with Confederate flags and symbols, many of which are Christian in origin. I would strongly urge people to get this book by Blumenfeld and Newman and begin to find out what goes on in “your” public schools (which were never really yours to begin with). Check out Amazon.com  This book is listed there.

To be continued.

Ken Burns’ Impressively Shallow “Civil War” series–conclusion

by Al Benson Jr.

I have been informed that Mr. Burns’ update for his “Civil War” series has been on public television this week (probably for the first rebroadcast of many) so I wanted to conclude my comments about it during this week. As readers can probably deduce from my comments in the first article, I have significant disagreements with Mr. Burns’ worldview.

One thing that bothered me was the way in which he dealt with some of the personalities, notably Stonewall Jackson.  In my original Christian News article back in October of 1990 I stated: “Other things in this series bothered me. Stonewall Jackson, one of the South’s ablest generals and a devoted Christian gentleman, was labeled  as a ‘cold-eyed killer, unloved by his men and fond of slaughter. I’m no expert on Jackson (though I have read two or three books about him) but I’ve read enough to know that such a description is utter hogwash!  Jackson’s Christianity was couched in terms that made him appear to be a religious fanatic. Robert E. Lee was dealt with somewhat more charitably, but probably because his own devotion as a Christian is so well-known that, like George Washington, he cannot be vilified with impunity.” (At least that was the situation when I wrote the original article. In the fanatical political correctness now afoot in the land I’m not so sure that norm holds anymore.)

“The series was very will done, artistically, with skillful use of old photos of the period, along with background music and sound effects of that time. All this was blended together in such a way as to make it all very watchable, particularly if you happen to be a history buff. All you had to watch out for were the conclusions drawn from the series.”

“The part of the series that dealt with the battles was well done and probably mostly accurate. The horrible bloodiness of the conflict was noted and not glamorized, and that was good.  Having visied several of the battlefields noted in the series, I would have to say that, historically, that was the best part of the series.” (Although now I understand that the National Park Service has gone around and changed all the plaques to state the the reason the war was fought was only over slavery, and that’s not good because it is totally erroneous. Slavery was one reason for the War, among many, and not the main reason no matter what these politically correct “historians” try to shove down your throats.)

“The program hinted at the fact that, after two years of ‘Civil War” Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, not out of a concern for slaves, but mainly as a political move, a ‘noble’ reason for the conflict to continue. Other historians have said it with more authority, though.”

“The final episode  dealt with the collapse of the Confederacy, Lincoln’s assassination, and the remainder of the lives of some well-known ‘Civil War’ figures. The birth of the Ku Klux Klan was mentioned, but NOT ONE WORD was said about the “reconstruction” period specifically, one of the most shameful periods in our history. That part of the picture was totally ignored. Down the memory hole if you will!”

“One thing admitted in this series was that the War Between the States changed the course of our history. One narrator in the series said we were never the same country after the war.  He seemed to feel that the change was for the better.” (Looking at what we have to deal with in our day, I’m not so sure of that. I think, in many ways, it’s worse.) “Another speaker summed it up by saying that, before the war, when the United States were spoken of, it was in the plural form ‘The United States are’ after the war the singular term  ‘The United States is’ came into usage. So much for the rights of and our recognition of individual states. These were swallowed up by a strong national government. Due to apostasy in this country (and most  of our troubles can be traced back to that cause) the War Between the States was truly the American Revolution (and our French Revolution) a revolution that most God-fearing Americans, both North and South lost!  Most have not realized that even unto this day.  Slaves were not freed in the truest sense of the word.  Care and ownership was just transferred from plantation owners to politicians who had big plans to use ex-slaves as a gigantic voting block  to keep them (the politicians) in power.  Many even said as much, though naturally, with less offensive terminology.”

“One of the concluding narrations was given by a lady “historian” who went so far as to say that as long as we have the downtrodden and the homeless on the streets the Civil War is never really over. One might translate that to mean “until the federal government is willing to provide cradle to the grave security for all citizens (socialism) the Civil War goes on!” And don’t we hear echoes of this same mantra today?

I have to agree with Mr. Burns on one point–the War never really has ended, but I don’t agree with his reasons. It has not ended because the Yankee/Marxist regimes that inhabit Washington have determined that the South and its Christian heritage and culture must be destroyed and they will not discontinue their war on us until they have accomplished that. We need to wake up and realize that. This latest planned and orchestrated attack on all things Confederate should be a wake-up call to Southern folks and all honorable folks everywhere as to the fact that the Ruling Elite expects you to surrender your history, faith, and culture to their minions and they will fight you until you do. Lets make sure they have a long, long fight!

Ken Burns’ “Civil War”–Impressively Shallow

by Al Benson Jr.

Twenty five years ago this year Ken Burns launched his supposedly epic series entitled “The Civil War.” One thing you have to understand about Mr. Burns going in, he is a modern day radical abolitionist. That is his mindset. Oh, he feigns objectivity but a quick look at his work will show you that he is anything but objective.

His original “Civil War” series lasted several nights on prime time television and to be sure I got it all I sat through the entire thing. Supposedly it took Mr. Burns five years of research and a ton of Rockefeller money, all to discover that, guess what, the war was really all about slavery! What a surprise! Knowing at least part of his funding sources could anyone who has followed any of this think his conclusions would be any different.

Well, that was a long time ago, you may say. However I’ve been told that Mr. Burns is about to redo and update this series and bring it back again. After all, almost a whole generation has gone by since this series was last presented and so it’s about time now, especially in light of all this planned fuss over Confederate flags and symbols, to reintroduce this generation to the “Civil War was only about slavery issue” so that people will not forget this holy mantra of the left.

Back in October of 1990 I did an article for The Christian News out of New Haven, Missouri about Mr. Burns’ series and the title of it was exactly the same as the title for this article. Mr. Burns probably has the financial backing to update and redigitalize his material. Unfortunately, I don’t have such, so all I can do is to go back to my original article and pull out some significant excerpts and hope this will suffice. Since I expect that most folks reading this will not have seen my original article this will probably not be repetitious to most. So please bear with me.

“Being a student of that period of U.S. history that encompasses the period from around 1820-1890, I was naturally interested when I saw several articles in newspapers touting public television’s “Civil War” series, shown the week of September 23rd for five successive nights. The series got such favorable  preview publicity in the media that I felt it might be the crowning achievement of propaganda in regard to the War Between the States.  Being somewhat forewarned, and being, though Northern by birth, basically of a Southern disposition in regard to the War, I was not, unfortunately, disappointed in my assessment of the series.”

“If, in some faint vein, I had hoped for objectivity in this series, such a vain hope was dashed on the first night’s broadcast. We were supposed to have the ’causes’ of the War outlined on the first broadcast. The ’causes’ all boiled down to the same stale abolitionist rhetoric that far too many of our ‘history’ books parrot today–the reason the war was fought was to free the slaves, a noble endeavor on the part of the North. The whole question of states’ rights and constitutional issues was given no more than a line or two, barely lip service. The theological implications of the War were totally ignored, as if they had never existed, and indeed, for the promoters of the program they probably did not, consciously. We were told that the man that put this series together spent five years researching his subject. That may be, but he surely didn’t read the same books I have!”

“The series hardly dealt with the Unitarian-influenced abolitionist movement in the North and the pressure that radical movement exerted on Northern politicians. It did not at all deal with the revival of reformation Christianity taking place in the South before the war.”

“John Brown, the abolitionist terrorist, was mentioned chiefly in his connection to the aborted raid at Harpers Ferry, Virginia. One got the impression from the program that Brown did all that he did on his own. Never was there a mention of the wealthy group of Northerners, one a Unitarian clergyman, called ‘the Secret Six’ that paid for a great deal of John Browns terrorism, both in Kansas and other places. Why weren’t these Northern financiers of Brown’s terrorism mentioned? They are mentioned in the National Park Service museum at Harpers Ferry. Their pictures are on the wall there.”

Lord willing, I will continue with these comments in another article. I don’t know when Mr. Burns’ updated series will be rebroadcast but it might not hurt to sit in when it is and make note of all the things that have been conveniently left out. I am sure you will find the list considerable.

The Governor And the Mayor Will Fight Over Confederate Monuments–Is It Real?

by Al Benson Jr.

By now most folks that have not been asleep for the last 20 years realize that Mary Landrieu’s brother, Mitch, the mayor of New Orleans has decided that his fair city will partake of the ethnic cleansing going on all over the South in regard to anything Confederate. Mitch feels this will get him the socialist vote in New Orleans and if he can get that, he doesn’t much care about the rest.

Bobby Jindal, Governor of Louisiana is also running for president and he seems to have taken the position, at least at this point, that he doesn’t want the socialist vote because he seems to be trying to find some way to force the Mayor of New Orleans to leave the Confederate monuments alone. Jindal has said he has told his staff to check into the Heritage Act to determine whether he has the legal authority to block removing the Confederate monuments. It sounds good, only problem is that, at this point, no one seems  to know what the Heritage Act is and whether Jindal has the authority to use it if, in fact, such an act exists. Frankly, I hope it does, but there seems to be some doubt about it. No doubt there will be some that will look at what Jindal is doing as a way to get the “redneck” vote in Louisiana if he does end up getting the Republican nod. It wouldn’t be the first time a politician did something like this. I hope he is sincere, but after watching the political class for over 40 years now, if it turned out to be more rhetoric than substance it wouldn’t surprise me.

So far, though, Jindal has been relatively consistent. He did refuse to take the Confederate flag off the SCV specialty tags in Louisiana, although there are some that are saying that the Legislature will take another look at that in the next session. They are, after all, being prodded by the NAACP, one of the ultra-leftist organizations out there so much will depend on the tenacity of the Southern heritage folks in Louisiana before the next legislative session because you can bet the farm that the NAACP will camp out at the capital and besiege the legislators long before the legislature actually convenes with their woeful tales of how the SCV license tags are “offensive” and make black people feel “uncomfortable” and all the rest of the usual bovine fertilizer. Confederate license tags don’t seem to have hindered the progress of blacks in Louisiana to any noticeable extent over the years, but watch the NAACP work that issue until, suddenly, SCV license tags will become the source of all the ills of man or beast in Louisiana since 1865.

I would hope the legislature would have the common sense to leave this issue alone, but politicians being what they are–panderers after the politically correct vote–you just can’t depend on them doing what’s right.

As you observe what the political and religious left is doing in regard to Confederate flags and monuments it would seem to be contradictory. They claim that vandalizing Confederate monuments and burning Confederate flags, or just outright stealing them, is what they are doing to promote “unity” and “national healing.” They couldn’t be that stupid if you paid them! If you really want to promote “national healing” then the last thing you do is to tear down the symbols of your opposition’s race and culture. If you really want to promote healing you just leave those symbols alone.

The fact that the left is vehemently trashing anything Southern shows that they have no interest in reconciliation or healing. The left has never been about that. They have always been about destruction–the destruction of anyone or thing that they don’t agree with or that stands in their way. Their real agenda is hatred and division and what they really hate is resistance to their agenda. They are all about class struggle–and what that really means is  their class overcoming your class–their ideology overcoming yours, their faith overcoming yours, particularly if you are a Christian.

I pray that Southern folks, particularly Southern Christians, are beginning to get that message. “Those people”  call good evil and evil good and, even in spite of some weak-kneed Christians who just want to “be nice” to everyone, the left needs to be resisted.

The Real Hate-Mongers Are On the Left

by Al Benson Jr.

There is an old saying, I don’t know who originated it, but the Marxists and their allies have often used it in principle. It is “Condemn others and elevate yourself.” In other words, if you are doing something really reprehensible what you should do is to accuse your opposition of what you are doing and thereby focus peoples’ attention on them rather than on yourself. Often this works well and you can continue doing what you are doing while blaming your opposition for it and the people that can’t be bothered to do a little homework don’t know the difference. They just buy whatever you have said and, thereby, become “useful idiots” for the left’s current hate campaign.

This is exactly the situation we see with the current purge of all things Confederate going on. If you really look closely you can see leftist vitriol and hate manifesting itself in all of this. Who in his right mind would want to dig up the graves of Nathan Bedford Forrest and his wife, who have been dead for over 100 years? That kind of overt disrespect and disregard really has to be deep-seated. As bad as he was, has anyone seen anybody on the right seek to have Stalin disinterred? Or any of the other brutal Communist dictators?

The theological and political left have really displayed an amazing amount of hate against those they disagree with, to the point of having their memory expunged from public view, all for the “noble” cause of “fighting racism.” Of course when promoting hate and division it always helps to drape yourself in the robes of (self)righteousness and to present your cause as the one that is promoting “inclusiveness” when, in reality, that is the last thing you are about.

The theological left seems to have changed what the Scripture says (nothing new for them) and now the new unforgivable sin is “racism” instead of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit and we must now partake of all manner of horrible deeds to expunge the world of “racism.” Kind of like the cartoon I saw years ago showing people at a “peace” rally carrying signs that said “kill for peace.”

Pastor Chuck Baldwin summed some of this up pretty well in a column he wrote on July 9th. He said: “And look what is happening now; in one instant–after one deranged young man killed nine black people and who ostensibly photo-shopped a picture of himself with a Confederate flag–the entire political and media establishments in the country go on an all-out crusade to remove all semblances of the Confederacy.” And then Pastor Baldwin made a statement that I and many others consider to be the real crux of the matter. He said: “The speed in which all this has happened suggests that this was a planned, orchestrated event by the Powers That Be (PTB). And is it a mere coincidence that this took place at the exact same time that the U.S Supreme Court decided to legalize same-sex marriage? I think not.” Lots of other folks “think not” too, Pastor.

And Pastor Baldwin also observed, and this, I think, is the real crux of the matter, that: “May I tell you that the Confederate Flag is indeed a Christian flag because it has the cross of St. Andrew, who was a Christian martyr, and the letter ‘X’ has always been used to represent Christ, and to attack the flag is to deny the sovereignty, the majesty, and the might of the Lord Jesus Christ and His divine role in our history, culture and life.” And that, in my opinion, is what it is really all about. Under the noble-sounding euphemism of “combatting racism” the left is really attacking what they realize is a Christian symbol and thereby expressing their extreme hatred for anything Christian.

The Confederate Flag has been noted around the world  as a symbol of resistance to tyrants and that is another reason the left hates it. They are potentially tyrannical in their worldview and therefore they hate anything that is a symbol of resistance to any of their agendas. And remember also, that the left in this country is directed and funded by a group we could call the “shadow government.” These are the same people that give many of our “elected” officials their marching orders, and they, along with the leftists, hate “we the people.” And they especially hate the Christians among us because they recognize, in the Christian faith, a potential challenge to their tyranny and, if the truth be known, they hate Jesus Christ. In the final analysis that’s what it all comes down to.

The theological and political left hates the Christian faith and any culture that springs from that faith and they seek the destruction of such. But they can’t come out and say that openly at this point. So they seek to camouflage their intense hatred with expressions of “concern” about “racism” and the lack of “inclusiveness” and all manner of sophistries about compassion. You might well paraphrase that expression used by evangelists “God loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life.” The leftist version of that is “The left hates you and has a wonderful plan for your destruction.” Remember, the Scripture says “God is love” but we also need to recognize in the real world that the leftists and their handlers are the biggest haters there are.

Government Schools—the god that failed on purpose

By Al Benson Jr.

In the past I have commented on how most people view public schools, how many have commented on their gross failure to educate and I have stated that the public schools have really not failed—at what they were instituted to do—the dumbing down of our kids. At this they have been a smashing success.

What they have failed to do, and this is on purpose, is to educate the children committed to their charge. They continue to turn out graduates who don’t even know what century the War of Northern Aggression was fought in or who Hitler was, or who was president before our current Commissar took the office.

I am not saying that every public school teacher is a “bad” person or even that everyone working for a public school system is a bad person—I have a niece that is a public school teacher and she is well acquainted with many of the tragic problems in that system. There are lots of good folks that, in one way or another, work in the public school system and it’s not them that are evil—it’s the system itself and the agenda of the Educational Establishment in this country.

The main problem with the public, or government, school system is that its founders and true adherents have a messiah complex. The wish to replace the Triune God with their educational system—not to educate children, but to control and manipulate them—to make them into compliant little robots to be used by the New World Order as they deem fit. The mindset of those running the current governmental education establishment goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel—they are going to build a tower that reaches to Heaven and make a name for themselves and create a people that will do their will, not God’s.

Unfortunately “their will” is something most Christians and patriotic people wish to remain blissfully unaware of. “Don’t tell us that “right-wing stuff” we don’t want to be aware of all that. If we are we might have to assume some responsibility personally for our kids’ education, and that’s the absolute last thing we want.” Personal responsibility—ugh!!! Forget that—let the schools do it—and the public schools are only too happy to do it—at the expense of your kids’ souls!

Just recently, I came across an article on http://www.thearrowsoftruth.com titled The Rockefeller School System: Compulsory Indoctrination Camps for Social Control that was published back in November of 2012. The article stated: “The first federalized U.S. educaton boar was the 1870 founded NEA (National Education Administration) which quickly announced that countrywide school science courses must be restructured to teach ‘evolution’ as fact, not theory. Having gained a fair amount of pull in the NEA, in 1903, John D. Rockefeller created the GEB (General Education Board) in an effort toward ‘this goal of social control.’ Later, in 1923 he would also created the International Education Board providing over $20 million to promote education abroad. The Rockefeller, Carnegie and Ford groups have often funded (and thus steered) American education more so even than the government.” One thing you need to realize here from this statement is that these people are the “real government” that calls the shots and the people you thought you elected to office are often little more than political puppets being directed by the Rockefellers, Carnegies, Fords, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission and the Bilderbergers. That’s where the real power in this country lies—not in those you voted for—they are just the “house slaves” carrying out Massa’s orders, for which they get “house privileges” and assorted perks.

The article continues: “Reading through the papers of the Rockefeller Foundation’s General Education Board an endowment rivaled in school policy influence in the first half of the twentieth century only by Andrew Carnegie’s various philanthropies, seven curious elements force themselves on the curious reader: 1. There appears a clear intention to mold people through schooling. 2. There is a clear intention to eliminate tradition and scholarship. 3. The net effect of various projects is to create a strong class system verging on caste. 4. There is a clear intention to reduce mass critical intelligence while supporting infinite specialization. 5. There is clear intention to weaken parental influence. 6 There is clear intention to overthrow accepted custom. 7. There is a striking congruency between the cumulative purposes of GEB and the utopian precepts of the oddball religious sect, once known as Perfectionism, a secular religion aimed at making the perfection of human nature, not salvation or happiness, the purpose of existence. The agenda of philanthropy, which had so much to do with the schools we got, turns out to contain an intensely political component.” And this is a quote from the John Taylor Gatto book The Underground History of American Education.

And the article gives a short list of organizations funded by the Rockefellers. Some of them are: Atlantic Union, Council on Foreign Relations, Federation of World Governments, The Trilateral Commission World Affairs Council, United World Federalists. Notice any trends in this list? All of these groups in one way or another promote World government.

In his informative book The Rockefeller File which I believe can be found on the Internet, author Gary Allen noted comments by a former Baptist pastor, Frederick Taylor Gates, who had pastured a church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Gates left that pastorate, was appointed secretary of the American Baptist Education Society, and, in that post, he championed a Baptist university in Chicago, which became the University of Chicago—one of the most leftist universities in the country. In 1889, Gates met John D. Rockefeller and became one of his advisors. Gary Allen has observed that: “Daddy Oilbucks (Rockefeller) put his assistant, Fred Gates, in charge of his General Education Board. Gates tipped the Rockefeller philosophy on education in the Board’s Occasional Paper No. 1: In our dreams we have limitless resources and the people yield themselves with perfect docility to our molding hands. The present educational conventions fade from our minds, and unhampered by tradition, we work our own good will upon a grateful and responsive rural folk.” Gives you the warm fuzzies doesn’t it?

Some commentators have claimed this quote was taken out of context and really doesn’t mean what it sounds like, but if “Rev.” Gates ended up as an advisor to Rockefeller then you have to know that this One World mindset about educational control is where he was coming from. Had it not been, then Rockefeller would have had no use for him. And you have to wonder, looking at the University of Chicago now, where the Baptists lost control. I recall reading a little book, years ago entitled How Red is the University of Chicago?

Allen also noted that “The Rockefeller and Carnegie foundations, which often had interlocking directorates and many times acted in unison, began in the early Thirties to back John Dewey and his Marxist educationists with enormous amounts of money.” This is the same John Dewey that had so much to do with shaping public education in this country, the man that was a signer of Humanist Manifesto 1. Check that one out on the Internet too, while you still can.

The thing to remember here is that those who ran these foundations and had a One World Government mindset are the very ones that financially helped to design the curriculum that most of us were taught in government schools, and they are still doing it. Your kids today are getting fed the same One World Swill we were fed in government schools. It was, and still is, anti-Christian, as it was intended to be from the beginning. You can have all the Christian teachers you want in public schools, but if they are forced to teach this stuff, whether knowingly or not, where is their Christian testimony? The sincere teachers and the kids have been sold down the river and are forced to partake of the One World outlook that goes all the way back to the Tower of Babel. I realize the folks, even Christians, that prefer to have their kids “educated” in this setting won’t be influenced by what I have written here, but at least they will not be able to say no one ever told them. Lots of folks over the past hundred or so years have told them and the fact that they are not listening in the main is one reason this country will be judged.

And, coincidentally, in this vein, Sam Blumenfeld and Alex Newman have just written a book called Crimes of the Educators: How Utopians Are Using Government Schools To Destroy America’s Children. This was published by WND Books in April of this year.

Has the Next President Already Been Chosen—and is the election just going through the motions?

By Al Benson Jr.

If you looked at the last two presidential “elections” and, upon sober reflection, decided it was all an elaborate sham, then you and I are on the same page. The Republican Establishment ran two pathetically weak candidates against the Democrat, who was also a pathetically weak candidate when separated from his teleprompter, but he and his teleprompter were supposed to win and so that’s how it worked out—all according to plan—and both parties played the game.

Now we are facing 2016 and another year of campaign fertilizer being thrown in our faces until we choke on it, and it’s all to fool the public into believing that we really have any say at all in who sits in the White (Red) House. That’s already been decided. All that remains to be decided is which candidate the Republican wing of the Establishment will let run against her to give the impression that there really was a presidential race, and the scam of “elected representation” will continue to be perpetuated until the public wakes up—if ever.

Just this evening I read an article on http://www.westernjournalism.com which had for a headline: “Here’s What Marco Rubio Just Said About Running For President Against Hillary.” The article noted one interesting thing. It told us that Rubio’s “…entry into national politics was supported by Jeb Bush…” Does that set off a few warning bells? It should. Rubio made the standard political statements about Hitlery, er, excuse me I meant Hillary, being a “leader from yesterday” as if that makes any difference. The Western Journalism article actually made it sound like there might be a real presidential race between Rubio and Hilldabeast, sorry, I meant Hillary. Someone way over on the far right called her “Hilldabeast” in an email I saw and it just sort of slipped out. I should know better, I guess. And if Western Journalism knows what’s really going on, so should they. One thing you are forced to say about these professional politicians, they are good actors. They could give anyone in Hollyweird a run for their Oscar money.

Also just read a brief article on http://www.nypost.com by Michael Goodwin for April 11, 2015. Mr. Goodman observed: “More than five years ago, a Clinton confidant matter-of-factly described to me Hillary’s Plan. She would resign as secretary of state after President Obama’s first term, write a book and then run for president again. Check, check, and, with Sunday’s official launch, check again. Her to-do list is complete. She stuck like glue to the Plan, which required years of misleading blabber from her and Bubba that she hadn’t decided about 2016.” Question is, was it her plan or somebody else’s?

This game has been awhile in the setting up, but it’s still a political game—and the loser, as always, is the befuddled American voter. What he gets from the “news” media about the election couldn’t even be classified as swill—it’s not that high-grade. But it keeps him ignorant if it’s all he has to go on and the “news’ media’s prime function is keeping the public ignorant.

There was an interesting article on http://www.infowars.com back on May 2, 2013 entitled “Bilderberg Kingmaker Kissinger ‘Jokes’ About President Hillary Clinton At Elite Gathering.” Now maybe he was “joking” but he was telling the right people what to look for. It was more than a joke, folks, if you understand those people. Kissinger said: “I want to tell Hillary that when she misses the office, when she looks at the histories of secretaries of state, there might be hope for a fulfilling life afterwards” and he added (another “joke) that he had “thought up all kinds of schemes to get around Constitutional protections that prevented him, as a foreign born citizen, from becoming president himself.” Well, Mr. Kissinger, it took awhile, but the Republican and Democratic establishments finally figured out how to do it with the current resident of the White House. Who really knows if he’s a citizen or not—and they’ll never tell—because if it ever turns out he isn’t, then they’ve set a precedent for future presidents.

And the Info Wars article also noted: “In recent data dumps by Wikileaks, dubbed the ‘Kissinger Cables,’ the Bilderberg stalwart is quoted as saying, ‘Before the Freedom of Information Act, I used to say at meetings, ‘the illegal we do immediately; the unconstitutional takes a little longer’.” The Info Wars article concluded: “Clinton’s campaign against Barack Obama during the 2008 Democratic primaries came to an end when she abruptly announced that she was to concede and suspend her campaign, following a secret meeting held with Obama, which in all likelihood took place at the Bilderberg Group conference in Chantilly, Virginia. Now, it seems, is Hillary’s time, however.” Now the unconstitutional takes no time at all—just get our current commissar to write out an Executive Order! The Establishment is always learning new ways to shaft the public. It’s what they live for.

Then, there was another Info Wars article for February 5, 2015 that continued in the same vein by stating: “Radio talk show host Michael Savage believes Massachusetts Republican and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney was told by the global elite to step down as the Republican presidential candidate in order to allow Democrat Hillary Clinton to win the 2016 election.” I don’t know what Michael Savage thinks of Mitt Romney, but if this is true, it just shows what many of us have known literally for decades—that both parties work in concert toward a One World agenda and there is no real difference. Savage stated: “The Bilderbergs met in Davos, and the decision was made that Hillary Clinton will be the next president, Romney was doing too well in the polls, so they threw him out. They want to make sure that another Bush—or an incompetent moron like Rubio—will be chosen to lead the Republicans, to ensure that Hillary becomes president.” Savage feels that the elections are prearranged by the Establishment Elite, and “like a rigged horse race, the outcome is predetermined.” Given what I’ve seen in the last few elections, I can’t totally disagree with him.

So, if Michael Savage is correct, you can go vote, but it won’t make any real difference because we are going to get Hitlery (darn it, there I go again) no matter what, just like we got Obama, no matter what. I don’t personally think Romney was all that great and the fact that he’s in there taking orders from the elite shows that he, too, plays the game. I may not vote for president next year, and if I do it will be one of the third party candidates that I can, in good conscience, cast a vote for, knowing full well he won’t even come close, if he even gets a mention in the “news” media.

Folks, I would not spend lots of time trying to figure out who the next president will be. That’s probably already been decided unless the Lord intervenes and messes up the One Worlder’s agenda. And I wouldn’t spend lots of time following the race, on television or even on the Internet because if we spend too much time on that distraction we may not be paying enough attention to what the Establishment is doing to us in other more important areas, like the Second and Tenth Amendments or “Constitutional Conventions” or any of the other foolishness currently going on.

Editor’s note: For a follow-up article to this one posted on January 27, 2016, please check out http://thecopperhead.blogspot.com