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!

“Hating Whitey” in Arizona–More Marxist lies for college students

by Al Benson Jr.

It seems that the racialist attacks against white people, at all levels, by the politically correct “progressives” (Socialists) are intensifying almost to the point of mania, or maybe it’s to the point of phobia.

One thing the multicultural racialists are really working overtime at is trying to get young people who are white to feel guilty about their “whiteness.” There is obviously no fear of God in these people, or recognition of Him and His will either. Common sense ought to tell people that it is God who determines a person’s race and his place in the world. Trying to make him or her feel guilty about what God has created is not only a slap in the face at them, but at God as well.

In that context, I read an article on January 24th from http://www.bizpacreview.com by Tom Tillison. Mr. Tillison noted that: “In a sign that America’s institutions of higher learning may be lost forever to the radical left, college students in Arizona can now take a class on ‘hating whitey.’ In line with the extreme academic discipline called critical race theory, which is prevalent on campuses across America, Arizona State University is now offering a course on ‘the problem of whiteness…’ Critical race theory is a belief that relies heavily on the myth of institutional racism, the opinion that racism is inherent in America, brought on by white privilege and white supremacy.” And guess what? The course is being taught by a white man. The racialist guilt mongers must really have done a job on him. Kind of reminds me of those Southern folks that have been taught to feel guilty about being Southerners or because their ancestors dared to stand up to Yankee/Marxist tyranny, and so the only way they can atone for their ancestors’ “sins” is to grovel at the feet of “Honest Abe” and denounce anyone who would sully his memory with the truth. Same scam, perpetrated by the same Cultural Marxists.

I did an article for this blog spot back in December of 2014 called Critical Theory and Confederate Heritage in which I explained that Critical Theory was a Marxist program aimed at tearing down any aspect of Western society the Marxists had targeted for destruction. They do it though literature, through the media, and through the “educational” process as they are doing now in Arizona and other places.

Mr. Tillison observed in his article: “Leave it to a white academic elitist, beset with ‘white guilt’ no doubt, to corrupt the minds of young Americans with a theory driven by identity politics that has little basis in reality.” The question might be asked—what are the political motives of the ones teaching this class? It turns out that there seems to be one man teaching this class, although, for awhile, it seems that no one could find out who he was. According to Ed Montini, a columnist for http://www.azcentral.com on January 26th “It almost sounds as if the assistant professor who is teaching (and perhaps dreamed up) an Arizona State University class called ‘U.S Race Theory and the problems of whiteness’ is in hiding…Most of us in Arizona had no idea about this class. A total of 18 students signed up for it…” Someone at Fox News got wind of this and did a story on it, but I have not seen anyone else in the “news” media do all that much with it. But I can understand why they tried to keep it quiet. The course is based on “Critical Race Theory” which is but one branch of the Marxist Critical Theory agenda.

Lauren Clark, a campus correspondent who works at exposing liberal abuses and bias at colleges and universities for Campus Reform in Arizona noted the name of the Assistant English Professor who is teaching the class. He is Lee Bebout. Clark reported: “The course, first reported by the Pundit Press, is taught by Lee Bebout, an assistant professor of English at ASU. According to his faculty page, critical race theory is one of his research interests.” A junior economics major, James Malone, was quoted in Campus Reform and he said: “I think it shows the significant double standard of higher education institutions. They would never allow a class talking about the problem of ‘blackness.’ And if they did, there would be an uproar about it. But you can certainly harass people for their apparent whiteness.” Mr. Malone has hit the nail on the head. That’s exactly the way this game is played. And in many cases what it amounts to is nothing more than black racialism.

So what it amounts to is that this assistant English professor at Arizona State is an advocate of a Marxist theory, created by Marxist academics at the Frankfurt School, which I have also written about in the past. It is a theory that makes the public, as well as impressionable students, susceptible to Marxist dogma by attacking the family, your religious faith, your culture, and now your race. It is nothing more than Cultural Marxism applied to the race question and this professor is an advocate of it. What does that tell you about his education and the people that taught him? I’ve asked this question before—is this what people pay big bucks to these big schools for? So their kids can sign up to learn about Marxist Critical Theory? If I knew anyone in Arizona thinking about sending their kids to this school, I would exhort them long and loud to forget it. The Left has taken control of most of what passes for higher education in this country and it happened long, long ago. It is not a recent development When the communists that ran the Frankfurt School in Germany left that country where did they go to—Columbia University, and that was in the 1930s!

Somehow, we have, in America, got to get over the delusion that we can send our kids to schools dominated by Marxists and expect those schools to send us little Patrick Henry’s home. Folks, it ain’t gonna happen. All you will get back from such schools is good little “fellow travelers” who will, whether they even realize it or not, hew the Marxist line in just about everything they touch. We have got to ask the Lord for His guidance in where we educate our kids and hope and pray that He will overlook generations of willful ignorance and still be willing to help us.

“Critical Theory” and Confederate Heritage–Part Two

by Al Benson Jr.

Stop and analyze what has just been said in the first installment in light of your Confederate and Southern history, in light of your Southern culture, in light of the Christian faith most of us embrace, which truly recognizes the eternal truth that Jesus Christ IS the way, the truth, and the life, and that no man or woman gets to God the Father except through Him. All of this represents the “old” thinking and so it has to be done away with–and the Marxist Critical Theorists are working overtime at that, while most Christians slumber on–totally unaware.

Those people realize, and have for generations now, that you can’t do all this in one fell swoop–that shocks too many people. And so they work on it gradually–the classic Fabian approach–a street name changed in this town, or several street names, or a Confederate soldier’s statue removed from the town square because it supposedly represents “racism” or a Confederate monument desecrated, as was done awhile back in Selma, Alabama, with a concerted effort being made to ensure the monument would not be rebuilt. In this particular case in Selma, it didn’t work, thanks be to God, and a group of people there fought back against the (local) Marxists that were trying to destroy their culture. They went to court with solid evidence on their side and they won. Unfortunately, it doesn’t always work out that way.

The end result, if people are unaware and allow this brand of Marxism to proceed, is that, eventually, every vestige of your old Christian and Southern culture will be totally removed from the town you live in. You can see the not-so-subtle beginnings of this now in Kennesaw, Georgia if you follow the news on the Internet.

If this is unresisted, your kids will walk down Malcolm X Boulevard or W.E.B. DuBois Avenue on their way to Karl Marx Middle School–if you are still naive enough to believe your kids can really get an education in these institutions we charitably refer to as public schools. Actually, what they really are is government schools. Any sign of your old real history and heritage will be gradually and totally removed and the “history” your kids will imbibe in their “social studies” classes at Karl Marx Middle School will carefully omit any mention of anything Christian or Confederate or Southern–except for the slavery issue. And this will be summarily dragged out from time to time to make sure you remain on your “stool of everlasting repentance.” “Teaching moments” in these schools will make sure your kids are ashamed of their “white privilege.” The slavery issue, like the public school, is one of the most sacred of sacred cows, and the Critical Theorists can use it most forcefully in the destruction of your Christian culture if you don’t learn the truth and resist.

And if you still think this is all just spontaneous and unrelated events from place to place, having no connection with anything else that is going on, then I have a bridge in Tucson, Arizona that reaches all the way across the desert to Phoenix–all made with gold bricks, that I’d love to sell you at bargain basement rates.

This is all Marxist Critical Theory, in living color, and its intent has always been, as now, the total destruction of our faith and culture. It is not happening by accident. It might be an interesting exercise sometime to check out various cities where such hooliganism is going on and notice the various “civil rights” groups involved in different places. How many Southern towns have these problems where the NAACP is “called in” or how many towns are threatened by the possible presence of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference or by an appearance by Rev. Je$$e Jackson or “Rev” Al Sharpton? Folks, most of this stuff is orchestrated and done in such a way as to intimidate any potential opposition. And of course the prostitute press we foolishly continue to refer to as the “news” media plays right along with it. That’s what they’re paid for. These are the same people who refuse to see any problems with Comrade Obama’s “birth certificate” or his social security number from a state he never lived in. The favorite mantra of the “news” media is “nothing to see here, folks, just move along,” unless it happens to be a story about ‘white privilege’ and then it’s dealt with ad nauseam.

If we are going to protect our faith and our culture we have got to start to realize who our real enemies are–and it ain’t just some of the local black folks, who have been fed the same hogwash we have–most of them are pawns in the game, cannon fodder for the Marxists, who, in truth, care no more about black people than Lincoln did. The Marxists behind the people in the streets are some of those we need to start checking out and exposing, and then we need to start checking out the people behind them, because there are people behind them–the ones that pay for all the planned mayhem and culture destruction. We need to start checking out and exposing their political connections and what groups they belong to.

There are some organizations that try to do this, to their credit, but Southern Christians as a whole need to start educating themselves as to who these Marxists and their puppet masters are and what their real intent is. Helping local blacks that have, in some instances, been discriminated against has nothing to do with their real agenda. That’s all a convenient cover for their real program for the total destruction of Christian culture and Confederate heritage in the South–and once they have that accomplished here, then they will play the same game in other areas of the country. And it might be easier for them in other areas which have less Christian influence than there is in the South. We are somewhat of a stumbling block to those people. Once they shut us down it will get easier for them, so they hope.

Never forget–their primary aim is to destroy Christian culture and faith in America. We need to start realizing what their game is and, as the Lord enables, we need to expose and oppose what they do. “Contending for the faith once delivered to the saints” is still vitally important in our day.

Recently I read an informative article on the Accuracy in Academia web site, written by William Lind back in February of 2000. It was entitled The Origins of Political Correctness. For anyone wanting more background on Political Correctness and its originators it would be worth checking out.

“Critical Theory” and Confederate Heritage

by Al Benson Jr.

There are many who view, with continuing alarm, the blatant and relentless attacks on Confederate and Southern history, heritage and symbols. They can’t seem to fathom why this or that group seems to hate Confederate flags, symbols, and heritage so much. They are not “racists” or hate-mongers. All they want is to be able to enjoy their culture and history and they cant figure out why some groups are so opposed to letting them do that.

They fail to recognize that there is a coordinated rationale behind all these attacks on the South. It is not just a random “liberal” group here or there that happens to not approve of Confederate symbols locally–in fact there is nothing random about any of it. It is all part and parcel of what we know as Marxist Critical Theory.

It is a major part of what we refer to as Cultural Marxism–and a major part of the Cultural Marxist agenda is the planned cultural destruction of anything even remotely perceived as Christian, Confederate, or Southern.

An article I recently read on http://www.discoverthenetworks.org dealt with this. It noted that Political Correctness, also a major part of Cultural Marxism, is not something to be taken lightly. Many folks sniff at it and regard it as a minor annoyance. It is much more serious and insidious than that. The article observed that: “…Political Correctness is deadly serious in its aims, seeking to impose a uniformity of thought and behavior on all Americans. It is therefore totalitarian in nature. It’s roots lie in a version of Marxism, which sees culture, rather than the economy, as the site of class struggle.” These folks have taken Marxism to a new level and we need to be aware of that.

The article noted that Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci and Hungarian Marxist Georg Lukacs were the two that contributed most significantly to Cultural Marxism. Gramsci believed that a “new Communist man” had to be created and it had to be done via a changed culture, and only then would real political revolution be possible. And Lukacs felt that for this new culture to emerge, the old culture had to be destroyed. He said: “I saw the revolutionary destruction of society as the one and only solution to the cultural contradictions of the epoch…Such a worldwide overturning of values cannot take place without the annihilation of the old values and the creation of new ones by the revolutionaries.” Do you realize that the “old culture” they are working and planning to annihilate is ours? Maybe we should stop and reflect on that for a moment. Many Christians in America will shake their heads and say “well, that will never happen here.” I’m sure there were people in Germany and Russia before Hitler and Stalin who thought the same thing. In this country we now have Obama. You think he’s not tirelessly working to change the culture–to tear down what we have had in the past and to replace it with “Gay marriage, more illegal immigrants, the replacement of the rule of law with the concept of rule by Executive Decree? Mr. Obama is the living personification of Marxist “Critical Theory” in action.

The Discover the Networks article stated, quite plainly, that: “Critical Theory was essentially destructive criticism of the main elements of Western culture, including Christianity, capitalism, the family…morality, tradition, sexual restraint, loyalty, patriotism, nationalism, heredity, ethnocentrism,…Critical Theorists recognized that traditional beliefs and existing social structure would have to be destroyed and then replaced with a ‘new thinking’ that would become as much a part of the elementary consciousness as the old one had been.” Ever wonder why “your” public schools do what they do regarding your culture? Look no further than “Critical Theory.”

To be continued.

From the Tower of Babel to “Critical Theory” It’s All the Same Game

by Al Benson Jr.

As we sit here amid the ruins of the sixth year of the reign of King Barack the First, it might serve us well if we remind ourselves that all of man’s activities, for good or ill, are ultimately religious in nature. Christian philosopher R. J. Rushdoony, when he was alive, reminded us of the truth posited by Cornelius Van Til that “Culture is religion externalized.” In other words, show me what your culture reflects and I will show you what your religion really is. That fact should give Christians and other patriotic people in our day some grave cause for concern.

As I have written in the past, and probably will again, I have observed, sometimes with alarm, at the growing vehemence  of the concerted attack upon all things Southern and Confederate in recent decades. It started noticeably with the birth of the so-called “Civil Rights Movement” and has been metastasizing at a remarkable rate ever since.  Southern flags and symbols have been roundly attacked in all parts of the South as well as various other parts of the country. I’d have expected a certain amount of this in the North because most folks there do not know or understand Southern history and their public school books were not about to enlighten them. But it has gone on in the South to an alarming rate and many folks down here couldn’t care less. When I first came South in the late 1950s and early 1960s such would not have happened to any extent. The attacks on Southern culture would not have been tolerated, now they are.

The leftist radicals, those minions of insidious Political Correctness, (Cultural Marxism) have been trying to wipe the slate clean regarding the memory of anything Southern or Confederate, with the exception of slavery (which was not only Southern but Northern as well). That’s the one thing they want to preserve the memory of so they can find creative new ways to cash in on it politically and financially, while having an excuse to do away with all the rest.

Many sincere folks have fought back against this rising tide with the “Heritage not Hate” campaigns regarding their flags and symbols. While we have to applaud their efforts, we also need to look more in depth at what is really going on. Why the war against Southern symbols, and why is it waged with such ferocity?  We must start to realize that this war is part of the Marxist “Critical Theory” agenda which basically aims at tearing down all of Western civilization and culture, but it’s main target is the Christian faith.

Years ago, in Frontpage Magazine there was an article by author Lowell Ponte, who noted that: “Symbols are key battlefields where the Culture War is being fought…The Confederate flag must disappear, as the Left openly says, because it is a ‘rebel’ flag, a symbol of people rising up against the authority of central government.”  Resistance to central government is heresy to the religion of Marxism. And Mr. Ponte continued: “This flag must be pulled down, the Left will soon demand, not only because it symbolizes a politically incorrect history that must, in Orwellian fashion, be re-written–but also because the Confederate flag is religious.” Now, we have finally cut to the chase!

Dr. Cecil Williamson, Pastor of Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church in Selma, Alabama, several years ago wrote: “The reasons they hate our Southern culture are the very reasons we should vigorously support and defend it. And it is simply this:  Southern culture–particularly antebellum Southern culture–was primarily Christian, primarily Western European, and primarily family-oriented. The South and our heritage are maligned today because the South is the only part of the country that has not wholeheartedly embraced the anti-Christian biases, the anti-Western-Civilization mentality, and the anti-family philosophy which have saturated our culture.” All of these things are part and parcel of the Marxist “Critical Theory” campaign to tear down both our faith and culture. Dr. Williamson noted how the South cleaved to the orthodox Christian faith in the early 1800s while the North went whoring after Unitarianism, Transcendentalism, Spiritualism, Feminism and other anti-Christian doctrines.

It is indeed too bad that Christian folk in the South cannot seem to realize that all the attacks on their symbols and heritage are really attacks on their Saviour  and their faith. Southern Christian culture and symbols need to be defended and people need to begin to realize that they are defending symbols of the Christian faith–the faith by which their culture has been widely influenced. I have noticed in the last few years that the Sons of Confederate Veterans have been trying to put up Confederate Battle Flags in some places in the South in prominent spots. Every time one of those flags goes up somewhere, the presence of that flag bears silent witness to what it really stands for, and folks, it ain’t slavery!

The Politically Correct, “Critical Theory” crowd cringes when they see more and more Confederate flags go up around the South, with more people being willing to fly them. Those adversaries of the Confederate Battle Flag and other Confederate symbols are really at war with Jesus Christ, and that is a war that, in the long run, they will not win. In that we can take comfort. 

Everyone Has the Right to be Offended–Except Americans

by Al Benson Jr.

As we celebrate what we refer to as “Independence Day” now we begin to ascertain that the one “freedom” we really have is the “right” to support the Marxist Regime in power and we have the “right” to treat all of its socialist minions as upcoming powers-that-be, in other words, little socialist “gods.” Other rights, though talked about, have pretty much disappeared. Most folks don’t grasp this yet, probably won’t grasp it in my lifetime, and by the time they do they will be on their way to their local FEMA re-education facility, wondering why someone didn’t tell them about all this.

A perfect example of this is the “newspeak” that is foisted upon us by what passes for the “news” media and by the people in Washington, whose agenda is to change the way us and our kids think.

We are, from henceforth, not to speak in terms of any sort that might “offend” some minority group. The minority groups can insult and slander white, Christian Americans and that is permitted, even encouraged by our ruling elite and no one says anything. But let some traditional American say something that is perceived offensive to any minority group, particularly one on the Left, and the “news” media and their political bosses go into high gear with rigorous denunciations.

Looking at this horrendous situation with all these Latin American kids on our Southern border, we find that our ever-compassionate “news” media can’t even bear to label them anymore as illegal aliens. No, that might offend them. So we now refer to them as “undocumented workers.” Maybe we should start referring to other criminals the same way. We could start by rebaptizing bank robbers as “wealth redistribution engineers” and rapists as “contributors to the gene pool.” Although I must admit the term “wealth redistribution engineers” fits our politicians even better than it does the bank robbers. But, then, that’s the way it is when you vote Marxists into office.

In regard to these illegal aliens being detained on our borders–and at the risk of offending them–they are illegals and that’s the way it is in the real world, I have often wondered just where all these thousands of kids came from, most with no parents. We are told the majority of them don’t come from Mexico, but from Guatemala, El Salvador, and countries south of Mexico. How did these thousands of 8-15 year olds all get here with no adult help. I can’t believe that Mexico, from what I’ve seen of it, is safe enough for this Kiddie Crusade to just walk across it.

But apparently the Regime in power wants them all here and not deported back to where they came from and besides, they prevent the system in the Southwest from working with any kind of efficiency, which is part of the Marxist agenda–shut down effective government by flooding it with a situation it is not equipped to handle.

And there are other reasons the Washington Marxists want them here–they want the votes in the future. Writer Diana West has stated that: “There is one thing we can predict about the tens of thousands of ‘minor aliens’ crashing our Southern border. If permitted to stay in this country and gain citizenship, at least 8 in 10 of them will grow up to be Big Government Democrats. They will likely believe that the U S government isn’t big enough, and doesn’t offer enough tax-payer-funded services.” She quoted a 2011 Pew Research survey for this information. She said “Pew’s question zeroed in on Hispanic attitudes toward government: whether government should be bigger or smaller, with more services or fewer services. There was no mistaking the Hispanic preference. ‘Hispanics’ Pew wrote, ‘are more likely than the general public to say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services rather than a smaller government with fewer services.” According to the Pew Survey, 75% of Hispanics take this position, compared to 19% who favor smaller government.

If all these people get to stay, they will forever change the culture of this country–and that seems to be the name of the game. Their political attitudes, no doubt birthed in the socialist countries they come from, will ensure that socialists in government, as long as they promise more and more goodies, will get to stay there.

So folks, enjoy Independence Day while you can, even though it is now, thanks to the Washington Marxists, nearly meaningless, because thirty years down the road it may be abolished as a national holiday and you will find yourselves required to celebrate Cincy de Mayo instead. Of course, if such happens, maybe they will still let you shoot your fireworks off–and fot lots of folks, that’s all that’s important.

Political Correctness Reigns–Even In Archaeology

by Al Benson Jr.

Several years ago when my wife and I were traveling in Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas,  we stopped over for part of a day in Heavener, Oklahoma. There is a state park there that contains a very large rock with runic writing on it, carved there by Vikings or Norsemen, probably sometime in the 9th century. It is down in a canyon and is quite a sight.

I had been interested in this particular place because I felt, and still feel, that what passes for “prehistory” in America is yet one more subject we have been lied to about. If we understand that God created the world then there is no such thing as “prehistory.” The closest we might come to that is “recorded history” or “unrecorded history” but there is no time before history. However, in regard to what is considered “prehistory”, most professional archaeologists, and even many of the amateur archaeologists, which once I was one of, will admit to no white man being in America before Columbus. This was the tune I heard played often back during the 1950s as a young amateur archaeologist. However, shortly after that, a small Viking settlement was unearthed in Newfoundland and the archaeological world had to admit, reluctantly, that in this one instance they had been wrong. However, even today, they will admit to nothing else.

In my earlier years, I belonged to two amateur archaeological societies on the East Coast and I took part in “digs” with one of those groups for several seasons.  Although I have not done any of that for decades now, I never lost interest in it and we have visited several Indian ruins around the country over the years. Even today, I find myself looking at rocks and stones anyplace I happen to be where there are rocks and stones.

However, I guess I strayed from the paths of the archaeologically politically correct rather early. I started reading politically incorrect literature on this subject in the early 1960s, which enabled me to believe that there were all sorts of people here, contemporary to our American Indians at various times–Vikings, Celts, Egyptians, Phoenicians, even Chinese. These different groups, probably in relatively small numbers, co-existed or fought with our Indians at one point or another for thousands of years, and yet the professional “scientists” virtually ignore their presence and are unwilling to check out any evidence of their presence that goes against their politically correct preconceived biases.

Why is this seemingly remote subject even of interest, you might ask? Because it is yet one more glaring example of the suppressed history we are never told about, are never even supposed to hear about or be aware of–like the real truth about World War 2 or the War of Northern Aggression, or the Federal Reserve System, or any number of other things you could name. Our anti-Christian government (public) schools, at any level, will never touch any history that contains real truth.  So we were, and are,  all fed “cunningly devised fables” which are supposed to pass for history (Honest Abe the rail splitter and all that drivel).

When evidence of pre-Columbian European, or even Asian, occupation of America by anyone except American Indians is approached, it is most studiously ignored (the same treatment given Lincoln and his Marxist friends) or it is quickly labeled as a fake, or a forgery by our professional “historians” and others of their ilk. Unfortunately, there are some fakes and forgeries out there and they contribute to the problem and muddy the waters.

Yet there is evidence of other people besides Indians being here, scattered all across the country, and a fair bit of it found in North Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado, much of it in those areas discovered by a lady named Gloria Farley, who spent over fifty years tramping all over the Southwest digging up and discovering such evidence. She amassed an amazing body of evidence of all manner of people being here from across the Atlantic before Columbus made the trip. Yet her work is ignored by the “professionals”–all in the interest of “science” of course.  Or could it possibly have had to do with protecting reputations? Wouldn’t be the first time such was done and I doubt it will be the last.

The year we stopped to view the Heavener Runestone, I was privileged to get to spend part of the afternoon with Mrs. Farley, who, at the time, was 84 years old. Like me, her time of climbing in and out of canyons had passed, but the interest and concern for the truth were still there. She has since passed away, but her work remains, much to the chagrin of professional archaeologists and their friends who work mightily to see it ignored.  Mrs. Farley told me when we talked, that professional archaeologists had really been nasty toward her. I can believe it. Anyone who dares to deviate from the politically correct “norm” will be in for rough sledding.

Before she passed away, Mrs. Farley had written a good-sized book called In Plain Sight dealing with much of what she found over the years, and much of it was in plain sight if people knew what to look for and were willing to look. Mrs. Farley’s book is still available from Amazon.com, although they are asking $80 for it. For anyone really interested, you might check out the Heavener Runestone State Park in Heavener, Oklahoma which is where I got my copy and when I bought it they were asking $37 for it. I don’t know what it would cost now, but it wouldn’t hurt to check with the state park in Heavener.

There have been several books published about this subject. For those interested, you might check out two by Barry Fell, Saga America and America B.C. I’ve read both and there is definitely food for thought there for those who have never thought in this area. As I am going to do at least one more article on this subject, I will list a few more books in the next installment. The two books by Barry Fell mentioned here are both available on Amazon.com

To be continued.

“Homo Sovieticus”—Cultural Marxism in Action

by Al Benson Jr.

Many who have read about Marxism and the Soviet Union over the years have seen references to what the Bolsheviks referred to as “the New Soviet Man.” If Communist “truth” were to be believed he would be a cross between Superman, Captain Marvel, and Lenin—all with a “class consciousness” and a true sense of being part of the great Communist “collective.”

Probably the best description of this Marxist super-robot I have seen can be found in a book called Cogs In The Wheel—The formation of Soviet Man by Mikhail Heller, published back in 1988. Mr. Heller received his graduate and post-graduate degrees in “historical sciences” while still in the Soviet Union, so he should know whereof he writes.

He presents a fascinating critique of what I would call both Cultural Marxism and Cultural Genocide and shows how these combined actually destroyed much of the culture of Old Russia and replaced it with an alien ideology that we still do not fully understand today. This is part of the reason we have so many problems in trying to negotiate with the Russians or even grasping what their intentions are through what they say. They speak a language that says one thing to the average Westerner but means something entirely opposite to them. The West has yet to grasp this, or if Western negotiators do, in fact, grasp it, they simply ignore it and play the game on Russian terms. The reason for that is yet another story.

Heller gives a pretty fair country description of what we today call Cultural Marxism on page 30 of his book. He observes: “The human relations that make up the society’s fabric—the family, religion, historical memory, language—become targets, as society is systematically atomized, and the individual’s chosen relationships are supplanted by others chosen for him, and approved by the state. Man remains alone, face to face with the state Leviathan. Only by melting into the collective, by becoming a mere drop in the ‘mass,’ can a man save himself from his terrifying lonliness.”

On page 32 he quotes Robert J. Lifton, who studied hundreds of officers and enlisted men who had been POW’s during the Korean War. Lifton said: “The brainwashing of the prisoners in Korean camps was essentially an attempt to destroy the individual’s  previous personality and remould it in terms of Communist ideology. It is a process of death and rebirth;  and though few left the prison camps as convinced Communists none emerged from the ordeal unscathed.” Heller stated, in referring to Lifton’s study, that: “His study showed that they do assimilate what has been hammered into their brains, but the effect comes out only some time after their liberation, like the explosion of a delayed-action bomb.” And then, in addition, Heller noted: “It is not hard to imagine the effect of ‘education’ and ‘reeducation’  upon the Soviet citizen who is exposed from the day he is born to brainwashing, and is bombarded all day, every day, with all sorts of propaganda and persuastion.”

In speaking of how this works, one Marxist critic stated that “it is essential to create a new enthusiasm for the new slavery,” and “to learn to love our chains so they will come to feel like the tender embrace of a mother.” Heller mentions George Orwell’s novel 1984  in this connection.

He writes of the “infantilization” of the Soviet populace. This is something practiced by the ruling elite under Lenin and his successors. It is a process of bringing the average Soviet citizen to the point where he becomes a child who depends on the “state” for his total guidance and the “state” replaces his parents, friends, religion, culture, etc.

Naturally, in all of this, the State, according to Heller, “reserved to itself the most important of parental prerogatives: the education of children.” It’s interesting that Heller recognizes that education is, indeed, a parental responsibility, while most people in this country believe it is the responsibility of “the state.” And he mentions a Soviet writer, Andrey Platonov, who understood how socialism was really built, by “transforming the country’s inhabitants into children living in fear, obediently carrying out their elders’ absurdist instructions, deprived of their traditional ideas and beliefs and subjected to constant bombardment by radio, newspapers, and propagandists.” Let me ask, does this sound familiar? Does it sound anything like what we experience here?

Does it sound anything like what we here in the South experience on an almost daily basis—if we are paying attention? How often do we hear, from the “news” media, television, or a myriad of other “sources” that “your flags are ‘racist’; your symbols are all ‘racist’; your culture has always been ‘racist’; you should be totally ashamed of your symbols, history, culture, and traditions.” And the solution for all these “problems”? Why we have to get rid of our history, heritage, customs, traditions, and, above all, our Christian faith. These all need to go so we can proceed to build the “new South” which is really a sad imitation of what we see up in the Northeast.

But our kids hear and see all this, 24/7, all year long. They get it on television, in the news, in their schools, where real history is seldom taught. It comes through in the comments of grandchildren, who, when seeing a Confederate flag in Grandpa’s garage, want to know why Grandpa has that “racist” flag in his garage. This is what the kids are taught. That it’s all a lie makes no difference. Our “news” media and our “education” system are in the process of constructing “homo sovieticus” in the United States and most folks still haven’t figured it out yet. They are not just doing it in the South, but rather across the entire country, but they concentrate on the South because the South is and has been slower to accept socialism and Marxism than other parts of the country and so we are “privileged” to get an extra helping of socialist doctrine thrown in our faces.

What happened in the Soviet Union is the model for what we are getting here and the end result is supposed to be the same—we all become “children” of the state, with no original thoughts or ideas of our own, no imagination or being willing to be different, especially if that is frowned upon. We must all learn to become politically correct clones, all sharing only politically correct ideas and throwing out any thought or action that the powers that be do not like. “Cogs in the wheel.”

There are a couple things we need to do. Repent of being willing to live this way and go back to our orthodox Christian faith. This is the first and most important step for us. Reaffirm Jesus Christ and His Kingdom and be willing to be a part of it. And you can only do that if you are willing to repudiate this other clap trap. “New Soviet Man” needs to be discarded on the trash heap of ideas that failed. Be willing to put him there.

Next, we can start to learn some real history. Find out where all this junk is coming from and don’t just swallow what the ruling elite passes along to you as ‘truth.” Learn how to check it out for yourself. It’s not as easy as just going with the flow, but it’s a lot more sensible and a lot more enlightening and envigorating. By God’s grace pursue the truth. You will never be sorry.

And last of all, once you have apprehended God’s truth and some accurate history, be willing to resist what you see out there that is evil. The Scripture says “Resist the devil and he will flee.” Not too many Christians today are in the resistance business when it comes to apostasy and anti-Christianity. More need to be. And don’t kid yourself. Marxism, whether in Washington or Moscow, is not ultimately political—it is spiritual and, as such, it needs to be resisted. Don’t be willing to be another cog in the wheel in a United Socialist States of Amerika. Resist!!!

Why Is It Only A Crime If The Perp Is White???

by Al Benson Jr.

Back on November 24, 2013 a white man from the Houston, Texas area knocked an elderly black man down and broke his jaw in two places. It was said that he laughed and shouted “knockout” as he did this.

The man, a twenty-seven year old, has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Houston for a hate crime against the elderly black man. No one argues against the fact that this was a despicable act and that the man should be punished for what he did. However, if he shouted “knockout” when he did it, where do you suppose he got the idea for calling it that? It couldn’t have been from blacks that have done the same thing to whites could it? If anyone has kept track of the news for the past few months you know that’s exactly where he got the idea. I don’t know how many cases of this same dastardly act I’ve read about in recent months where a black, or blacks, have done this selfsame thing to some elderly white person and that’s what they call it–knockout! Of course, thanks to our progressive “news” media, we didn’t read about nearly as many of these black on white crimes as actually happened. Many of the stories about these were simply spiked and you never heard about it, but you did hear about some.

At this point, I have a couple questions which I hope my readers will ask at every opportunity. This one white man did this to one black man and it was labeled a “hate crime.” What was it labeled when all the different black guys did it to elderly white folks? I never once, in the “news” media saw that labeled as a hate crime. Why not?

If it’s a “hate crime” when a white guy does it then why isn’t it a hate crime when a black guy does it? Nobody seems to want to deal with that question. Why not? Seems to me that what’s sauce for the goose should be sauce for the gander. If it isn’t then we have a monstrous double standard we are operating on in this country, or maybe you hadn’t noticed that.

If it’s a hate crime when the white guy commits it, then why isn’t it a hate crime when the black guy commits it? I have yet to see that question even addressed by anyone. Most of what passes for our “news” media sincerely hopes no one will think along those lines and that no one will ask such embarrassing  questions, especially not in public. Of course should someone dare to address this sensitive issue they can always be labeled a “racist.” That should shut most folks up right there.

But it won’t shut all of us up! Of course I realize there are some whacked-out college professors that glibly inform us that “only white people can be racist” and no one else ever could. But, folks, in all honesty, who really believe that bovine fertilizer except the most politically correct of the politically correct? Ordinary folks that live in the real world just don’t buy it. They may not argue over it for fear of being labeled as “racists” but in their heart of hearts they know it’s all balderdash.

So I keep asking–why is it “racist” for a white man to do something when it is not racist for a black man to do the same thing? I have never forgotten the missionary from South Africa I talked to years ago who said, of blacks, that they were “the most ethnocentric people in the world.”

If that is, in fact, the case (and I realize there are exceptions) then you have to ask yourself–who are the real “racists?” Since the term “racist” is of Trotskyite origin I don’t really like to use it. Maybe the term “racialist” would be more appropriate.

So who is the real racialist? Is it just possible that it’s the person who accuses everyone else of being one?