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 Face of Federal Arrogance

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

If you want a good look at the face of classic Federal arrogance look at the face of Peter Strzok during his recent testimony before Congress. He was alternately smug, arrogant, threatening and, worse than that, part of the time he looked almost completely unhinged, like he was about to lose it.

The headline on https://thehornnews.com for July 12th about this august”gentleman” was Disgraced FBI agent screams at Congress over bias questions.

You will recall that Mr. Strzok was the author of numerous emails to his paramour about how bad Trump was and how they had to “stop him” from being president. The emails were bad enough that they got him kicked off the investigation team of the chief witch-hunter, Robert Mueller. His comments were so blatant that Mueller didn’t dare leave him there. His anti-Trump bias was almost malevolent.

Yet when he testified before the congressional committees he had the gall to say that his extreme anti-Trump bias in no way affected his FBI investigation of the phony “Russian collusion” and related events.  If you ever read some of his email messages to his lover you have to realize that his bias against Trump went way beyond extreme. Yet he sat and told the congressmen who questioned him that he in no way let that bias affect his investigative work. Apparently he thinks that Congress and the rest of us are stupid–and the condescending smirk on his face portrayed that amply. He basically told the congressional committee, and by implication, the rest of us, to stuff it. You could see the federal arrogance on his face–I’m part of the Establishment and I don’t have account to you people–I do what I want and if you don’t like it that’s tough!

To the credit of the congressmen they didn’t let up on him and they asked him questions he didn’t like and questions where he tried to hide behind his “classified information” persona. I got the impression he sat there and laughed at the congressmen silently. He thought it was great fun. He’s spent his public career stiffing the public and he likes it because, in his inestimable view, we are not fit to lick his boots. He thinks the same of us all that Hitlery does–a bunch of deplorables that he claims he can smell  when he goes to markets in Virginia.

A little humility would do Mr. Strzok a world of good because he doesn’t seem to possess an awful lot of it. And let’s don’t be dumb enough to let him kid us. His extreme bias against Trump does affect what he does and how he does it and for him to claim it doesn’t is just his lame attempt to spread pure grade bovine fertilizer all over the place to fool what he thinks is a contemptible public.

These “public servants” are anything but that and if you knew what they really thought of us you would positively cringe. But if you want to get even a small idea, look at Strzok’s face on the witness stand. He alternately thinks you are stupid and hates your guts and of course, none of this involves any bias on his part, remember that!

Clapper Thinks Orwellian Doublespeak Covers the Multitude Of His Sins

 

By Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

 

Over the past several days I have been reading internet articles pertaining to some of the Deep States efforts to destabilize the Trump presidency. The Deep State swamp dwellers are all cultural Marxists, which means they pull some really dirty tricks and then proceed to accuse their enemies of doing exactly what they have just done.

Like regular doctrinaire Marxists, who are their spiritual second cousins, they are also adept at twisting language around so their filthy deeds appear somehow noble and chock full of virtue.

One case in point is Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, who has been caught numerous times in various stages of prevarication in front of congressional committees. To just accuse him of lying would be a gross insult to all the honest liars in the world. Clapper has the ability to verbally take a sow’s ear and transform it into a silk  purse—one made out of solid gold—provided you don’t look too close!

There was an article on https://www.zerohedge.com for May 25th  where Mr. Clapper duly noted that the FBI wasn’t really spying on Trump. All it was doing was practicing “benign information gathering” in regard to those scores of Russian agents they seem to think were infesting the Trump campaign. Clapper went so far as to criticize Trump for complaining about any FBI spies, claiming Trump should have been grateful to the FBI that they were spying on  him. If you were foolish enough to believe what the Deep State denizens said you’d think everyone but Putin’s third cousin was knee-deep in the Trump campaign.

So let’s get this straight. Stefan Halper, who was just recently outed as the FBI’s informant after he infiltrated the Trump campaign wasn’t really a “spy” against Trump. In reality, he was merely a “benign information gatherer” against the Russians and for the FBI and Trump ought to give him a gold medal for what he did. Anyone believing a word of this cockamamie pile of cow chips, as much of the media seems to have, has to have horse feathers for brains. “Benign information gatherers” my foot! These people (and it now turns out Halper may not have been the only one) were spying on the Trump campaign plain and simple. Now they are playing the Orwellian doublespeak card because they are beginning to realize, in spite of their own insufferable arrogance, they could be  in deep  trouble because Hillary didn’t steal the presidency and therefore, they risk exposure for their illegal activities.

Then there was the Washington Mullah, John Brennan, who was duly noted in an article on https://spectator.org on May 18th. The Spectator article observed: “But make no mistake about it: that the FBI and the CIA, on little more than the say-so of a virulent Trump hater like Brennan were meeting to spy on the campaign of Hillary’s opponent makes Watergate look like a tenth-rate burglary. Nixon, at his most Machiavellian, wouldn’t have thought to form a ‘working group at Langley’ against McGovern. But Obama, via Brennan, did the equivalent for Hillary.  For all intents and purposes, Crossfire Hurricane did not begin in July 2016 but at the moment Trump emerged as Hillary’s rival.  Brennan, shortly thereafter, was bringing CIA agents, FBI agents, NSA agents, and an assortment of Obama’s political aides together in one room at CIA headquarters to bat around ideas on how to smoke out the campaign of   Hillary’s opponent. Out of these meetings came the plot to infiltrate the Trump campaign.” And you have to understand, Messrs, Clapper and Brennan and the rest of this assemblage all did this solely for the purpose of “benign information gathering.” No harm intended toward the Trump campaign at all—they just wanted to smoke out all those evil Russians Trump had in his campaign—even though no one had even brought up the subject at that point.

I  haven’t said hardly anything about  Operation Crossfire Hurricane up to this point and it would make for a long article to try to fit it in here, and I have already had a few complaints about my articles being way too long for some folks. So to deal with this subject I will give you a link to a blog spot that does have an article about it up—back on May 20th. The blog spot is https://lamecherry.blogspot.com and it has an article, almost ten pages long on Operation Crossfire Hurricane that explains what it was and lists all the usual suspects involved with it, FBI agent Peter Strzok and his paramour Lisa Page among them. It is worth checking out. Part of the Lame Cherry expose is an article from July 11, 2015, the title of which is Bill Clinton Tells Jeb Bush, “This Trump Thing Will Be Taken Care Of.”

Seems like they are still working on that and it hasn’t gone quite as well as they had hoped.

I Don’t think it would be out of line for Christians to actively pray that the bottom would fall out of the Deep States “benign information gathering” effort and that their efforts to get Hillary into the White House no matter what would be exposed. In order for the Deep State to succeed, the will of the American electorate must be thwarted, whatever the cost and whoever gets hurt.ill H

The Crumbling Deep State Facade

 

By Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

 

I don’t know about anyone else, but I have never  liked  former head of the CIA, under Comrade Obama, John Brennan. He reminds me of a perpetually angry third rate political thug who’d enjoy breaking your legs if the union bosses told him to do it. On top of that, he is a convert to Islam—an Irish Muslim—and that hardly enthralls me either. Mr. Brennan is  up to his eyeballs in the plot to overthrow Donald Trump’s legitimate presidency, which shows what he thinks of the American public (not much).

An article by George Neumayr via The Spectator appeared on https://www.zerohedge.com for May 22nd. It said, in part, “As Trump won  primary after primary in 2016, a rattled John Brennan started claiming to colleagues at the CIA that Estonia’s intelligence agency had  alerted him to an  intercepted phone call suggesting Putin was pouring money into the Trump campaign. The tip was bogus, but Brennan bit on it with opportunistic relish. Out of Brennan’s alarmist chatter about the bogus tip came an extraordinary leak to the BBC: that Brennan had used it, along with later half-baked tips from British intelligence, as the justification to form a multi-agency spy operation (given the Orwellian designation of an ‘inter-agency task force) on the Trump campaign which he was running right out of CIA headquarters.”

He tried to assure all and sundry that it was “beyond my mandate as director of the CIA to follow on any of these leads that involved US persons…” That was pure bull and he knew it. Mr Neumayr observed, quite accurately in his article, “But if his role had truly been passive, the ‘inter-agency taskforce’  wouldn’t have been meeting at CIA headquarters. By keeping its discussions at Langley, Brennan could keep his finger wedged in the pie.  Both before and after the FBI’s official probe began in late July 2016, Brennan was bringing together into the same room at CIA headquarters a cast of Trump haters across the Obama administration whose activities he could direct—from Peter Strzok, the FBI liaison to Brennan, to the doltish Jim Clapper, Brennan’s errand boy…”

Well, the bogus Estonia tip (you have to wonder who sent that to Brennan) led to the FBI dispatching agents to poke around the computer server that was connected to Trump Tower. That effort turned out to be a total flop and so ”Brennan’s group had to go back to the drawing board (on the electronic  intelligence front, it had already hatched plans for national security letters and FISA warrants). These people really wanted to deep six Trump.

Enter Stefan Halper, what Neumayr called “…a swampy old CIA source and Hillary supporter.” You have to realize that all these people doing this stuff were Hillary supporters. This really had nothing  to do with national security and everything to do with shooting down any opposition to Hillary. Turns out Halper was the son-in-law of Ray Cline “whose work for the CIA was legendary.” Halper’s job was to connect with three people in the Trump campaign to see what dirt he could come up with on Trump.

And Neumayr noted that: “A veteran of the intelligence community tells…that Brennan’s CIA was full of Hillary supporters, some of whom decorated their desks with her campaign paraphernalia…The members of Brennan’s working group at Langley ‘we’re just a bunch of out of control idiots’ says a former high-ranking CIA official…” Sounds like Brennan was a pretty out-of-control head of the CIA, which under him seems to have been thoroughly politicized—at least from the Far Left!  But, then, in a “transparent”  Obama regime what else could you expect?

In yet another Zero Hedge article, this one by Tyler Durden, we are told that “Republican  consultant and former Trump campaign aide  Michael Caputo claims that a different spy working for the Obama administration approached him in an attempt to infiltrate the Trump campaign during the 2016 US election.”  Caputo continued “And the FBI is not the only Obama agency who came at the campaign. I know because they came at me. And  I’m looking for clearance from my attorney to reveal this to the public.” Caputo says this is just the beginning  and “…when we finally find out the truth about this, Director Clapper and the rest of them are gonna  be wearing some orange suits.” I wish I shared Mr. Caputo’s optimism in this area. Having watched this totally corrupt Leftist bunch get away with so much for so long, I really begin to wonder if there will be any comeuppance for them before the Final Judgment! Whether there is or not, that will be one verdict they can’t lie their way out of.

In yet a third Zero Hedge article the headline reads After Spying on Trump Campaign, Halper tried to Infiltrate the State Department.  If the Deep State couldn’t stop Trump from being elected they at least planned to infiltrate his administration to the point where they could neutralize his efforts to Drain the  Swamp.  Remember, these people are all slimy swamp dwellers. They don’t want the swamp drained. If it is then their sins will be exposed and that’s the last thing they want. They want the evidence of those sins permanently submerged in swamp water, so deep they will never be exposed. That’s why they so desperately wanted Hillary elected. She would have, in the name of self-preservation, prevented the Deep State sins from ever being exposed.

But  you know what the Scripture says—Have no fellowship  with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them. That’s what we need in this current situation—exposure!  Lord, hasten the day!

You wonder, if Comrade Obama knew about all this (and I think he did) is it an impeachable offense? The head of Judicial Watch seems to think that  is a possibility. Would that be poetic justice or what?