Asymmetrical War On the Mexican Border

by Al Benson Jr.

Last evening (July 22, 2014) I watched a video someone sent me that featured a retired Border Patrol Officer giving his take as to what is happening on our Southern border with all these illegal immigrant children. At the risk of sounding like an alarmist, let me say that if what the former Border Patrol Officer said in the video is accurate, it does not bode well for the American people. But, then, that’s the plan isn’t it?

The officer talked about what he called an “asymmetrical war” going on right now on our border. He classified the current happening as a war. Upon a little reflection, I think he’s right. It is a war, being waged upon the American people not only by certain foreign interests, terrorists among them, but by our own government. This is a concept we have got to get used to. Our own government is at war with us, and they are in total support of those “foreign interests” that want to do this country in. Flushing this country and its culture down the toilet is a major part of the “fundamental transformation” of this country promised by our current president.

I wasn’t even familiar with the term “asymmetrical war” until I heard this former Border Patrol Officer describe it. His description of it sounded very much like what I would consider guerrilla warfare, where one side does not have the technology or the resources the other side has and so they conduct what is, essentially, an unequal war with the stronger group. This kind of war is very difficult for the larger, stronger group to fight, especially when their own government hamstrings their efforts.

The “news” media has focused on the illegal immigrant children in this situation, which we are told accounts for about 20% of the illegals in question. So what about the other 80%? Don’t ask, don’t tell, right?

A blog spot, carried the following information: “Border Patrol agents on the American side of the Rio Grande were forced to take cover Friday night when high-caliber weaponry was fired at them from the Mexican side of the river, sources told (…Bullets ricocheted into an area where Border Patrol agents were positioned, Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, told  Border Patrol sources confirmed Gohmert’s account, and said the shots may have been fired by .50-caliber weapons.”

Since the Border Patrol doesn’t have armor that will stop a bullet this size the agents had to take cover. After the shooting ceased, around 40-50 people came onto the US side and turned themselves in. The article continued: “So clearly the rounds were being fired to suppress every effort to stop anybody intervening with anyone or anything coming across…We have no idea what or how many or whom came across with the other illegal immigrants.” So the shooting occurs and because our people have insufficient equipment to defend themselves they are forced to take cover and who know who came across the border while the Border Patrol people were undercover? The people that turned themselves in were a diversion–just like all these illegal immigrant kids are a diversion that keeps the Border Patrol focused on taking care of them and therefore unable to do their job of policing the border.

Please watch the video of the retired Border Patrol Officer on 

The seeds of the destruction of this country are beginning to sprout on our Southern border while we are occupied with our “Reality shows” and our sports events. The barbarians are not only at the gates, they are being ushered in by our own government which thinks we are too stupid to figure out what’s going on. Sadly, they may be correct.

Why Marxists Can’t Govern

by Al Benson Jr.

In his book Law and Liberty the late R. J. Rushdoony had a chapter entitled The flight from life. It was about people who, unable to deal with the world as it really is, escape into flight of unrealistic fantasy, and this is what they build their lives on.

He mentioned perpetual students at universities that are ever studying but never quite able to get it all together enough to graduate and get out into the real world to work for a living.

He also mentioned Marxists, which might surprise some folks, but it really shouldn’t. Rushdoony made a cogent statement about Marx, himself, when he said: “Marx had a religious belief in the power of revolution to create a paradise on earth. The result of the destruction of the old order would be the birth of a new order.” A “New World Order?” Actually, yes, which is what today’s well-dressed Marxists have opted to call what they are trying to do (to us).

But, in spite of all the chaos and misery they have created (and still plan to create) the Marxists have failed. This is the one thing they are good at (failing) besides making life miserable for those they rule. In their vain attempt to escape reality, the Marxists may even think they are “helping” people because, after all, who could fail to be helped by their gentle ministrations–and for those that dare to refuse their help there is always the machine gun mowing down the “counter-revolutionaries”  lined up against the wall.

Rev. Rushdoony made a telling point when he said: “The root cause of the failure of the Marxist dream is that it represents a flight from reality. Marxism denies the biblical doctrine of original sin. Instead of dealing realistically with man as sinner,it holds to the neutral or even good nature of man everywhere. He lives under the illusion that his Marxist dream represents inevitable historical truth instead of error. As a result his mental perspective is no different than that of the insane;…as a consequence his government can produce only chaos and destruction;…” He is much like some of the politicians in this country who continue to pursue foolish economic policies like “stimulus packages” believing  that the results will be different this time than they were the last two times. They never are–so what’s the solution–another stimulus package. The fact that these all handsomely reward their friends has absolutely nothing to do with it–so they tell us. So the Marxists deny the biblical truth of original sin. This truth was also anathema to those children of the Enlightenment that gave us the French Revolution. And look what wonders they wrought in their improvement of the world–18th century terrorism and the guillotine! How can we fail to appreciate such great contributions to humanity?

And partly because of their flat denial of biblical truth the Marxists lack the ability to govern. Oh, they can rule alright, by fear and intimidation, they do a splendid job at that, but they are unable to govern. Look at all those countries in Africa that had previously been colonies of the European countries. Turned loose to do their own thing they, almost without exception, became one-party Marxist states as well as economic basket cases. Rhodesia is a perfect example. It used to be a country with a good living standard that actually exported food to other places. Now that the Marxists have taken over they can’t even feed themselves. Of course their policy of confiscating the land of productive white farmers and turning it over to lazy black Marxists who will not farm doesn’t help them too much. It’s yet another example of the Marxist’s flight from reality. And how much foreign aid over the decades did the West have to pour into the Soviet Union to continue to prop it up? Marxism doesn’t work, folks, it never has and never will.

How can you expect an “economic” system (really a  religious system) to work when one of its founders (Karl Marx) was so lazy he couldn’t even take the trouble to feed his family? He was so busy making the world safe for violent revolution that he didn’t have time or energy to help to put bread on his family’s table. Had it not been for his friend Engels, a spoiled, rich capitalist, no doubt Marx and his family would have starved. What a shining example for the world!

Actually, Marxism is more religious than economic because what the Marxist really wants to do is to replace God with himself. Rushdoony has observed that: “In effect, what the advocates of this socialist world demand is the right to become gods and rule over all other men.”

Unfortunately, there are many in our churches that, not having a true understanding of real history, nor a clue as to what Marxism is really all about, are all too willing to let them do that. They have no idea as to the true agenda of the Marxists and so they embrace both them and their Marxist tenets in the name of “love.”

Those in the church that understand where Marxism really comes from need to stand up and oppose and expose it for what it really is to their sleeping brethren. The Lord is in control, but He usually exercises that control through His people, and right now, they’re not much interested in the exercise. Another “Egyptian captivity” might be in view unless they start to wake up.

Communism—Idolatry called “scientific socialism”

by Al Benson Jr.

Those who view communism as “scientific socialism” or as merely an economic or political system and who promote such views do themselves and those who listen to and believe them a grave disservice.  There are many fuzzy-headed people around who have yet to grasp this. I remember, years back now, I had stopped in to see the man that printed my little newsletter (not The Copperhead Chronicle I now publish) and he had another customer at the same time. The man wondered about my newsletter and when he saw that it was anti-Communist, he made the statement “Communists don’t enslave people. They liberate them!” I couldn’t believe he was serious, but he was. He really believed that. He prattled on about how wonderful communism was and, as I got ready to leave, my parting shot to him was “May my children never have to live under the freedom you advocate.” Now, thanks to some really creative vote-counting and lots of people that only voted for our current president because of his skin color and had no concept of where he was coming from, we may be headed there. I honestly didn’t think I would, but I may yet live to see it—if the Lord, in His sovereign will brings such to pass.

So what can you say for communism, or Marxism, or Marxism-Leninism or whatever you want to call it. By any other name it is idolatry and slavery, and those may be among its better points.

Man without God is so willing to be deluded that he calls good evil and evil good and calls light darkness and darkness light. Mikhail Heller, in his book Cogs In The Wheel—the formation of Soviet Man noted on page xx that: “Half a century ago the German writer Lion Feuchtwanger visited the Soviet Union at the height of the Terror. He felt himself to be fortunate in having escaped from ‘the oppressive atmosphere of false democracy and hypocritical humanism into the lively, health-giving atmosphere of the Soviet Union. It is a real tower of Babel which is being built, not to bring people closer to heaven, but to bring the heavens down to the people. And they have succeeded.’ And Heller asked “Have they really succeeded?” A look at the history will tell you how really messed up our German author was. But he had lots of company—and still does.

And so Lenin set about creating the “New Soviet Man.” God created Adam and now Lenin and his followers were going to go Him one better. Only Lenin wasn’t going to do it quite the way God did. According to Bukharin, writing in 1917: “Proletarian coercion in all its forms, beginning with the firing squad is…the way of fashioning the communist man out of the human material of the capitalist era.”

Heller quoted Maxim Gorky who had been a friend of Lenin’s in the very early 1900s and who was a writer. Gorky accused Lenin of “conducting a brutal and scientific experiment on the living body of Russia,”…He stressed the cruelty of the “scientific” experiment; to this witness of the Revolution, it was only too clear that the goal was the very refashioning of living human matter. Decades later, the experiment still continues.” Gorky also wrote: “Lenin and his associates consider it possible to commit all kinds of crimes…the abolition of free speech and senseless arrests…” Gorky called Lenin “a cold-blooded trickster who spares neither the honor nor the life of the proletariat.” If these communists sought “the very refashioning of living human matter” then they clearly had a god-complex. They were going to improve on what God did with their “scientific” methods. Instead they created a nightmare and even though communism is supposed to be dead (it really isn’t) the nightmare lingers on and on and is in the process of being revisited on this country because America refuses to wake up and grapple with the theological implications of what communism really is and does. The goal of the communists is to transform human nature by force, fear, and terror. And if a few million have to be “liquidated” in the process, well, the cost is worth it. The end does justify the means in communist eyes, no matter how much blood is spilled. If you are going to remake humanity you’ve got to figure it may get a bit messy sometimes. Such is the “liberation” provided by Marxism-Leninism.

In 1977 the Soviet Constitution stated: “The ruling and directing force in Soviet society and the core of its political system and of all state and social organizations is the Communist Party of the Soviet Union. The CPSU exists for the people and serves the people. Armed with Marxist-Leninist teaching, the Communist Party lays down the general direction in which society is to advance as well as the line to be followed in domestic and foreign policy, directs the great creative activity of the Soviet people, and gives a planned and scientifically founded character to its struggle for the victory of Communism.” And Heller sums it all up succinctly by saying: “Thus the CPSU declares itself to be the Supreme Authority that knows the Truth, the Goal, and the Way to the Goal…On that basis it assumes total power…Any attempt to limit the Party’s total power is regarded as an attack on Truth and History.” If you stop and notice, doesn’t the Truth, the Goal, and the Way to the Goal sound like a sick, humanistic parody of John 14:6? I’m sure Heller recognized that fact when he worded it the way he did.

Even though we are  told the Communist Party in the Soviet Union is now defunct and Vladimir Putin has become a “reformed democrat” don’t you think this worldview still prevails over there? And what about Communist Parties in other countries? Have they all sworn off this worldview just because the Berlin Wall came tumbling down and a few statues of Lenin were removed? Don’t bet the farm on it.  Americans succumbing to this foolish view are not much different than the useful idiot I noted at the beginning of this article who told me communism “liberates” people. And to think, people whose minds work this way actually vote in this country.

The theological implications of the communist worldview are truly out there if we will but take the trouble to look for them. Communism isn’t “scientific socialism” it is gross idolatry and Christians need to understand that. Am I saying we should fear it? No! But in God’s strength and with the guidance of the Holy Spirit we should oppose it as we do all other forms of idolatry.