The Ethnic Cleansers

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

More Ethnic Cleansing In Louisiana

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

America’s Problem With Apostasy, Socialism, And Illuminism

by Al Benson Jr.

Apostasy is a falling away, a willing departure from the truth, a revolt against the truth. It is not a new problem to God’s Israel, the church. It has been around since the beginning. The Old Testament is full of accounts of Israel turning away from the one true God and chasing after the “gods” of the nations around them. After all, being “different” is such a drag don’t you know.

Paul the Apostle talked to the elders in the church of Ephesus about this (Acts 20:29-30). Check it out. It would seem, from the context, that Paul was talking about people who had believed the truth, embraced it, and then consciously walked away from it, embracing some “new gospel” and not only that, they sought to drag other believers along with them so they could attach themselves to the “new” (but really as old as Genesis 3) teaching.

Although this revolt from God’s truth has been prevalent throughout the ages, we have had major problems with it in this country and it has been the cause of many of our country’s problems over the years, including the War of Northern Aggression. Apostasy in this country has had major help and encouragement from the socialists and the Illuminists, which our “history” books seldom refer to.

Home-grown apostasy probably started in this country in the 1700s in New England. Some preachers there preached against Unitarianism in the late 1700s. Rev. Jedidiah Morse, in Charleston, Massachusetts preached against “the infidel Deist and the rationalizing Unitarian.” James Turner, in his book Without God, Without Creed. He said: “Even while preaching the blood of the Lamb, they devoured the Enlightenment’s moralism and its God bound by human morality…What could not be so rooted (grace, spiritual communion, mysterious doctrines) either faded away or drifted into supernatural disassociation from ordinary reality,” In other words, these people had reached a point in their supposed intellectual growth where they were not willing to let God be God if they could not fully understand exactly how He did everything, as if, in some odd way, He owed them an explanation.

And some of the folks I talked about in my last article were part and parcel of this apostasy. Arthur R. Thompson, in his insightful book, To the Victor go the Myths and Monuments notes some of these people. he observed that: “The New England ‘reformers’ led by Julia Ward Howe. Thomas Wentworth Higginson, and Henry Ward Beecher formed the American Woman Suffrage Association, with Beecher as president in 1869..Beecher was a Christian evolutionist who finally said that reading Spencer made me ‘a citizen of the world.’ He became a political ally of the socialist Thomas Wentworth Higginson.” You all may remember Comrade Higginson. He was one of the “Secret Six” that helped John Brown in his terrorist activities. So apostasy and socialism come together. Then there were also the New York “reformers” who formed the National Women Suffrage Association. This was staffed, according to Mr. Thompson, by Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony and Paula Wright Davis, and he says of this group “The association attracted large numbers of revolutionary women including Mathilde Anneke, the estranged wife of Friedrich Anneka who worked closely with Stanton and Anthony. Stanton was a cousin of Geritt Smith.” Smith was yet another of the Secret Six that helped John Brown. Do you begin to see the interlocking connections here? Mr. Thompson told us that “Frau Anneke was not new to the feminist movement. She and her husband were involved with revolutionary newspapers…in 1848. The same year she rode with her husband in a revolutionary cavalry brigade in Germany…” She and her husband were Forty-Eighters and she ended up in Wisconsin, where she helped found the Wisconsin Woman Suffrage Association.” So you have the apostates, the socialists and the radical feminists all working together. I guess you could say they deserved one another.

Susan B. Anthony was another apostate gem. She was once quoted as saying: “Out of the doctrine of original sin grew the crimes and miseries of asceticism, celibacy, and witchcraft, women becoming the victim of all these delusions.” Mr. Thompson commented on this when he said: “There are worse quotes regarding Christianity that were spoken by Anthony, so bad in fact that the reader would be hard pressed to believe them. The above was chosen simply to show her opinion of religion in regard to feminism.”

All this only scratches the surface, but it shows that the apostates tended toward Unitarianism and socialism, which would eventually lead them to the doctrines and worldview of the anti-Christ Illuminists. Lord willing, I will deal with more of this in future articles.

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

by Al Benson jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Question That Never Quite Goes Away

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conspiracy, Assassination, And Reconstruction

by Al Benson Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How About (Karl)Marxville, Texas

 

Monday, July 30, 2018
12:25 PM

By Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The first civil war in America continues, and part of the attack plan of the treasonous Deep State that seeks to overthrow the legitimately elected government is the changing of history. Part of that is the changing of names-city names, street names, school names and any other names the Deep State feels are not reflective of their distinctive anti-Christ theology.

And so all of our history must be changed to reflect their anti-Christian bias (which of course they claim they don’t have) and all they despise must go. So what happens if they finally manage to get rid of all they loathe and they have no enemies to fight anymore? Will Nirvana or the Golden Age suddenly have arrived? Well, not hardly, because if they ever get to where they feel they have vanquished all their adversaries on the Right they will end up turning on each other over such issues as who is not far enough to the Left and they will destroy each other. That famous saying “The revolution eats its own” is not all that inaccurate. Just look at Stalin’s efforts in the Soviet Union, or, further back, the efforts of many in the French Revolution who doubted the “doctrinal purity” of some of their brethren. After we are all gone, some of their heads will be on the chopping block, or on the guillotine.

But for now, their war of cultural extermination goes on against those of us who inhabit Flyover Country–a region they thoroughly detest. And, for now, they have to have an issue to throw in the faces of the “great unwashed” that will exhibit their moral purity–and one issue they depend upon for that is the slavery issue.

So they parade forth in all their moral greatness, and in the form of Austin’s Equity Office, in Austin, Texas, where they have now decided, in their enlightened Illuminism, that the name of the city of Austin must be changed because Stephen Austin, the Father of Texas, once opposed an attempt by Mexico to ban slavery in the province of Texas. There are several other things they would like to change also because, whatever they are, they are all named after people who were slave owners. Everyone who understands the theology of the Left knows that, in their “bible” the ownership of slaves was the one unforgivable sin. Every other sin is forgivable except the one. The theology of the Left is okay with rape, murder, robbery, lying, cheating–all these are Leftist virtues–if done for causes that advance their agenda. They have no problem with slavery if Leftist governments do it, but private ownership of slaves is beyond the pale! Private ownership of anything is beyond the pale.

The Office of Equity in Austin, Texas realizes they will get some pushback, but they defended their proposals as a noble attempt to do away with “whitewashing history.” They realize public hearings will be needed to change street names and such, but “…a name change for the city would require an election in order to strike ‘Austin’ from the city’s charter and have it replaced with a new name.” Of course if they could get a bill passed in Texas to let illegal aliens and non-citizens vote, they just might bring it off. Texans need to watch out for such movements and strongly oppose them.

If they manage to get the name of Austin changed, who knows where they will go next. Could San Antonio become the new Santa Anna City or El Paso the new Engleside (for those who don’t know, Friedrich Engels was Karl Marx’s partner in crime.

For those who don’t grasp all the fine points of this argument, you need to realize one thing. A war, civil or otherwise, on your culture and heritage is a war against you and your children. Your children have a history, culture, and heritage and those who war against you and your country are trying to take that away from them! If you don’t get anything else from this article–please understand that!

For more info on this check out https:townhall.com for July 29, 2018.

Our First Civil War is a Culture War

 

By Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I continue to see articles on the internet about how we are now engaged in our second civil war, and although the folks that write most of them are sincere and present some interesting facts, I have to disagree with them on that one point.

Our first “civil war” was not  truly a civil war. It was a War of Northern Aggression to prevent Southern  independence.

I recently read a good article on https://spectator.org/americas-next-civil-war-will-be-worse-than-our-last/  It was a good article, but the author made a statement on page 2 that showed it was not a “civil war” and I doubt he even noticed. He stated, accurately, that “In the end, the war was fought over a single legal issue: whether the states that had freely ratified the Constitution to form the Union could freely leave the Union if they felt it no longer served their interests.” That comment alone takes the War of Northern Aggression out of the category of a civil war in which both sides are contending for the control of one government. That was not the case. The South had no interest in controlling the federal government—all they wanted to do was to separate themselves from it.

The author of the Spectator articles notes that: “The difference between the America of today and the America of what seems like just yesterday is that we once had a common culture” even through the War of Northern Aggression. To be sure, there were differences, even theological differences between North and South, and the author observes this, but for all of that there had been a common culture. Today, whatever commonality there had been is fast disappearing.  He notes that “Today, however, our divisions are so deep and fundamental that Americans cannot even agree on what marriage is or what a man and a woman is (which is pretty darn fundamental).” Well, it used to be fundamental until the Marxist college professors stuck their noses into it. Now it’s all up for grabs and college students are being taught “politically correct” (culturally Marxist) drivel that wouldn’t have been imagined fifty years ago except by the folks at the Frankfurt School. So our culture has been played with, twisted, and is in the  process of being turned into something no one in his right mind wants to see happen. The war on all things Confederate is part of this cultural shift. The author mentions the “lunatic self-righteousness of the Left” among whom “disagreement is bigotry to be prohibited by law or even condemned and prosecuted as treason.” He says that this is a “fire that will not easily be quenched and cannot be reached by cool waters of rational argument.” He’s right there. The Left will brook no disagreement and you cannot rationalize with them. They have an agenda, provided to them by the One World Government people who finance them and you are wasting your time trying to debate with them. All you can do is resist them with the truth and do it in such a way that you can reach that broad group of people in the middle,  most of  whom will not realize we are currently in a civil war until the storm troopers march up to their houses and demand their firearms on pain of death!

Another part of the civil war to change our culture is the concept of voting rights for non-citizens, which several liberal cities are pushing. If they get enough people to fall for that one the non-citizens who voted will end up helping to change our culture just the same  way as giving illegal immigrants the vote will end up changing our culture. That’s something else the Deep State has been pushing. Check out an article by James Murphy on https://www.thenewamerican.com for July 27th, 2018.

Think we are not involved in a civil war, even as I write this?  Check out an article by Paul Craig Roberts on https://www.lewrockwell.com for July 27th 2018. Mr. Roberts, who has followed national trends for decades, notes that: “The evidence is overwhelming that CIA director John Brennan, FBI director James Comey, Robert Mueller, James Clapper, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and the Democratic National Committee are engaged in high treason against the American people and the President of the United States and are actively engaged in a plot to overthrow the President of the United States. Yet the traitorous intelligence officials  retain their high security clearances and have not been indicted, arrested,  and put on trial for high treason.” We have a culture in Washington that is totally okay with this. Civil war against the President and the American people is perfectly alright—as long as the denizens of the Deep State win.

That is the culture that persists in our present civil war—our first civil war. Will the American people be awakened enough to realize this is a civil war they may end up having to fight in—and I’m not just talking about using guns. That’s a good question.

The Real Civil War Is On! (But lot’s of folks don’t realize it yet)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Just saw an interesting article by Tom Luongo on https://tomluongo.me/2018/07/20/in-u-s-sometimes-cia-eat-you/  about how we are, at this point, in the preliminary stages of our first civil war. Mr. Luongo correctly notes that the Lincoln atrocity in 1861-65 was not a civil war but was rather a war to prevent Southern independence with Northern aggression.

He notes that a real civil war is one where both sides fight for control of the existing government. And you have to admit, that is what we have at this point. The fight goes on daily, in the prostitute press and on the streets and in the halls of Congress.

Luongo observed, correctly, that “Since Donald Trump held his press conference in Helsinki next to Russian President Vladimir Putin the cries of ‘treason’ have been escalating. With each article written and each cable news segment aired, the position of our leaders in government became clear. ‘We decide what the function of this government is, not you.’ All Statist arguments boil down to the State saves the savage rabble from themselves. Thus forms the ideological core of this conflict between The People and The Government, but really this is about power. And The People want theirs back.”

On one side stands the Deep State Establishment–the FBI, the CIA, the NSA and various foundation-supported Leftist stooges and their profligate “news” media. On the other side, as Luongo puts it are: “our agent, Donald Trump” and us deplorables. It’s a bit of a different twist than our first pseudo “civil war” where Lincoln, Seward, Stanton and the whole Washington Establishment were against us ordinary folks, whether we lived in the North or the South. But, then, that one was all about power, too. All that blather about freeing the slaves was just window dressing. The real name of the game was changing our history, culture, and form of government.

It worked then, although there was resistance. There is also resistance this time. We just have to wait and see if there is enough to preserve the shreds of our culture that are left or if, due to our apostasy, the Lord will be pleased to let it all go down the tubes as He did for Israel in 70AD.

As of now, our current civil war is mostly a war of information–America’s patriots against the Leviathan of the Deep State and its rather slimy Swamp Creatures. The only ones using guns and partaking of violence are the Deep State’s stooges over on the Far Left–the folks that preach gun control and love and–whatever. They can mostly get by with violence where ordinary folks can’t because of the double standard of our current “Justice” system. And if you don’t think there’s a double standard you just haven’t been paying attention for the last 50 years. Ask yourself why Hillary is still walking around while people who have done one tenth of what she has done are sitting in the slammer in solitary confinement.

I am afraid, not too far down the road, this current civil war we are all involved in whether we want to be or not, will get beyond the information stage as the Deep State folks finally decide that they are going to really show us who runs the show. Shades of 1776 and 1861! Those folks who want to just go and hide somewhere and not get involved are going to be forced to choose one side or the other. Conditions will not allow them to be “mugwumps” with their mug on one side of the fence and their wump on the other!

Another site you might want to check out is

http://www.oliverwrightesq.com/truth-was-irrelevant-wsj-asks-was-brennans-action-the-real-treason

Nikki Hates Guns As Much As She Hates Confederate Flags

 

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

I don’t doubt that Donald Trump has tried to do his best for the country and he has done a lot better than any of the presidents in my lifetime, but some of the people he has picked for cabinet officers and for other positions have been people that have only made his job more difficult. Some he picked fought him from day one because they were part of the Deep State and their  agenda was to neutralize him as much as possible. He finally saw through some of them and they moved on, but he hasn’t seen through all of them yet–and one major problem for him is his United Nations Ambassador, Nimrata (Nikki) Haley. Some of what she does goes against the core values of his base and you have to wonder sometimes just who Ms. Haley is working for.

One good thing about Trump is that he has been solidly behind the Second Amendment and the sensible people in this country, the ones that are not dedicated Leftists,  have understood that and supported it.

But Ms. Haley seems to have a penchant for going off  the deep end and has done so more than once. When she was governor in South Carolina, when those horrible church shootings took place, she was first in line to start hauling down Confederate flags. I wonder if she thought such politically correct (cultural Marxist) action would endear her to the Deep State Republican Establishment and might move her up the political ladder. She obviously had her eyes on bigger things than the mere governorship of South Carolina.

So she ended up as Trump’s UN Ambassador (bad pick Donald) where she has sought to flex her political muscle and as she wanted to endear herself to the Confederate flag haters in her Party, so now she seems to seek to endear herself to the One World government types that infest the United Nations.

She has embraced the UN position on world gun control (confiscation).

An article on https://www.infowars.com/alert-us-joins-gun-control-push just noted today, July 9, 2018 that “It was what Fast & Furious and the Gunwalker false flags were about–Now the UN Arms Treaty is back and the US, under UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, has signed on to the measure to track every gun in the US.” Go back and read that again. Let it sink in. Trump may well be pro-Second Amendment but his UN Ambassador has just signed away our Second Amendment rights to the jurisdiction of the United Nations–the organization that author G. Edward Griffin called The Fearful Master. In fact he wrote a book about the United Nations by that name. See if you can still find it on Amazon. If you can you need to read it

So now Haley has signed  us onto a treaty that will start the tracking down of every gun in the country. So who is going to do the tracking for the UN?

Will law enforcement agencies in this country be expected to perform that little chore at the  behest of the United Nations? And if so, will that mean that this country is no longer a sovereign nation, but only serves the agenda of the UN? So tell us–who’s going to come in and take the guns? Lots of folks will want to know.

You may get some law enforcement bodies in this country that won’t be real fussy about doing that, particularly in the South and West.  Or will Ms. Haley just request that the UN send in troops to do that? And what will Mr. Trump think about that? Will he just put up with it because his Carpetbagger UN Ambassador signed this monstrosity, or will he do what he should have done with her to begin with and send her packing? You can bet lots of people will really be concerned over this–Ms. Haley just giving the UN carte blanche to start tracking guns in the US, or forcing US authorities to do it for them. Bad news either way! Want the UN to have a list of every gun you own? That’s where  this is headed unless something turns it around. And Mr. Trump had better be aware of what his UN Ambassador his just done–she’s deep sixed our Second Amendment rights. That may sound far out, but that’s what it amounts to. Tracking and registration always leads to eventual confiscation. Ask the Germans and the Russians.

Pass this information along to all your friends. Everyone needs to be aware of  Ms. Haley’s agenda and Mr.Trump needs to be aware of it too.