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By Thomas DiLorenzo

Reprinted from Lew Rockwell.com

Americans are ruled by a lawyereaucracy.   Most of our “citizen legislature” (i.e. Congress) is comprised of lawyers; executive branch agencies are crawling with them; and the federal judiciary is dominated by left-wing politicians posing as objective “judges.”  This last point was demonstrated once again when, after President Trump issued his revised “travel ban” executive order an old law school pal of Obama’s from Hawaii, who is now an Obama-nominated federal judge, issued another one of those lawyerly Decrees From Upon High declaring  the executive order null and void everywhere – not just in Hawaii.

This is a very old story:  Congress passes a law that the hardcore left-wing lawyereaucracy disapproves of; a leftist lawyer cherry picks a left-wing extremist judge somewhere, anywhere, to issue a decree invalidating Congress; and Congress (and everyone else) genuflects to the leftist lawyereaucracy’s wishes.

It wasn’t always that way in America.  As “progressive” icon Woodrow Wilson wrote triumphantly in his bookConstitutional Government in the United States (p. 178), “The War between the States established . . . this principle, that the federal government is, through its courts, the final judge of its own powers.”  No longer could the people of the “free and independent states,” as they are called in the Declaration of Independence, nullify a federal law that they thought was unconstitutional, as was very common prior to 1865.  No longer could a president or Congress even challenge the constitutional monopoly of the lawyereaucracy.

Prior to 1865 there were many instances of presidents, Congress, and the people of the free, independent, and sovereign states simply ignoring the opinions of the black-robed deities of the Supreme Court, under the quaint belief  that there are three branches of government, not just the judiciary branch, and on top of that, the people of the states also had and equal voice, as articulated in the Tenth Amendment to the Constitution.  New England states nullified the Jefferson/Madison trade embargo; Wisconsin and other states nullified the federal Fugitive Slave Act; Jefferson and Madison wrote articles of nullification regarding the suppression of free speech under the Sedition Act (the Virginia and Kentucky Resolves of 1798); South Carolina nullified the 1828 Tariff of Abominations; the New England states relied on the idea of state interposition or nullification to not participate in the War of 1812; and so on.

The words “judicial review” do not appear in the U.S. Constitution.  This was an invention of the Hamiltonian lawyer John Marshall when he was the chief justice of the U.S.  Judicial review existed, but it was not considered to be any more important than executive branch review, congressional review, or the review of the constitutionality of federal laws by the people of the free and independent states.  Perhaps the most famous example of this truth is how President Andrew Jackson responded to Marshall’s personal opinion that a bank run by politicians out of the nation’s capital, primarily for the benefit of politically-connected private stockholders in the government-subsidized bank, was constitutional.  In his veto message regarding the re-chartering of the Second Bank of the United States in 1832, Jackson wrote that “To this conclusion I can not assent.”  The states were opposed to the existence of such a bank by a four-to-one margin, he pointed out, and that carries more weight than the opinion of one man, John Marshall.

The opinions of the Supreme Court “ought not to control the coordinate authorities of this Government,” he wrote.  Furthermore:

The Congress, the Executive, and the Court must each for itself be guided by its own opinion of the Constitution.  Each public officer who takes an oath to support the Constitution swears that he will support it as he understands it, and not as it is understood by others.  It is as much the duty of the House of Representatives, of the Senate, and the President to decide upon the constitutionality of any bill or resolution which may be presented to them for passage or approval as it is of the supreme judges when it may be brought before them for judicial decision.  The opinion of the judges has no more authority over Congress than the opinion of Congress has over the judges, and on that point  the President is independent of both.  The authority of the Supreme Court must not, therefore, be permitted to control the Congress or the Executive when acting in their legislative capacities . . .

If President Trump were to begin defying the left-wing lawereaucracy, beginning with the absurd and ridiculously –worded ruling by Obama’s Hawaiian pal, he would be in sync with the man he looks up to as his presidential role model, Andrew Jackson.


 
 
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by Joan Hough

Hear now our story.

What a story! Of a heroine.

What a heroine.

She won fame; She won glory.

Our heroine, Our heroine.

When darkened was our land

by the cloud of Yankee war,

at just seventeen,

Maria Isabella Boyd

became a Dazzling Southern star.

When the music of her life changed from “home sweet home,”

When happy, wondrous dreams of bright tomorrows

were ruined by bugle blasts of battle, ugly groans of death

and heart paining sobs of sorrows,

Maria Isabella Boyd, by name, decided SPYING ON YANKEES

WAS HER DEDICATED GAME.

Her life soon changed—was fraught with dangers

and filled with strangers.

Much to the enemies’ great regret

our young girl was not one to suspect.

And thus, our Belle became our Southern pride,

our Southern joy.

Like all Confederates in our South,

she believed in the Republican

form of government our Southern 

Fathers in 1776 had conceived.

She knew each state was sovereign,

possessing the absolute right of secession,

And the right to defend itself against

the Republican army’s invasion

and the north’s oppression.

As a Southern bell,

Isabella rang, as a Maryland girl,

Isabella sang, melodiously, loudly, clearly.

Ever so sweetly she supported the South’s defense of itself

completely!

Our belle rang for Southern liberty,

rang for obedience to Constitutional laws,

 Our belle rang, our belle sang

 with the sweetest voice, the truth

 of our Confederate cause.

Death, she did not fear it,

Warrior heroes in her lineage

gave wings to the daredevil in her spirit.

  Belle was a patriot, not a traitor,

And so, her story is one of glory.

We began at its beginning,

We take you now to its ending.

In Wisconsin at age 56,

while on a stage, as she

told her tale of secrecy and stealth--

Those blue gray eyes closed in death,

ending her tale of Hell and shell and war.

And the Heavens gained

another bright and shining Confederate star.

Our Rebel Joan of Arc was

carried to her grave by stalwart, grieving Yankee vets

who knew her as the bravest of the brave.

Ah, yes! Yankee men

remained enchanted

by a Southern belle whose love for our South

she never recanted



 
 
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by Al Benson Jr.

Just this past week I came into possession of a new book by Ron Kennedy called Dixie Rising–Rules for Rebels which was just published this year by Shotwell Publishing http://www.ShotwellPublishing.com  in Columbia, South Carolina. Shotwell Publishing is not a fancy, slick-paper outfit. They publish “meat and potatoes” books, mostly for Southern folks who want to know the truth of their history and have an accurate idea of what goes on in the South today.

This latest book by Ron Kennedy is the kind of book that tells you what you need to do to resist the federal leviathan and the political sucklings that live off of it, who promise you one thing at election time and then do the exact opposite once you have voted them into office. It is based on the same format as Alinski’s Rules for Radicals, but where Alinski presents a program for tearing down decent society, Ron Kennedy presents one for preserving decent society, especially Christian society.

In this brief article I am not going to try to present everything Ron has to say about restoring traditional Christian, Southern culture. That would be impossible. Therefore, Lord willing, I will, in the future, be dealing with more of what Ron has to say.

This book details many of our current problems here in the South and Ron notes that Southern folks trying to win by the “usual, traditional political methods” is and has been a loser for us basically since 1865. And he notes, on page 14, that “Traditional politics is the method used by the Federal Empire’s politicians to keep we the people of the South pacified and under their control. If we the people of the former Confederate States of America wish to be free, we must engage in political guerrilla warfare or, more currently described as irregular political warfare.” And he goes into exactly how we need to do this–one of the main parts of this process being education, because our folks have been dumbed down for so long by the Unitarian/socialist public school system that most no longer have any true grasp of our history. And if we don’t know where we came from then we have no clue as to where we should be going, or how to get there. Ron uses this book to show you where you should be going and how you should get there. Ron observes, on page 43 that: “…our first and primary goal is to educate our people. Our second goal is to use an aroused and motivated public to create a movement to reclaim liberty. Every act must be measured against the standard of ‘will this advance the goal of regaining freedom for we the people of the South’.”

For instance, the heading for chapter 4 is: Organizing Dixie’s Freedom Movement.  Ron stresses at the start of chapter 4 that: “…all of our activists and supporters understand the necessity of endorsing the concept of non-violent  resistance to Federal tyranny. The liberal establishment will use every trick, lie and slander available to destroy this movement once it becomes clear that we are having an impact. They will try to convince the world that we are evil racists who secretly promote the use of violence  And they are not above using false flag operations to do this.

Ron goes into methods for reaching different groups of folks; taxpayers, Secnd Amendment supporters, Christians, small businessmen, etc. I could tell from reading this book that they have a good program, one that is well thought out and that, if people are willing to work at it, may well be successful–to the chagrin of professional politicians and “New World Order” types.

And on page 24 and following Ron discusses what he calls Project 20/20 A Vote for Southern Freedom–Dixie’s Brexit!  I’m not going to try to explain that here. You need to get the book and see what Ron lays out.


 
 
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by Al Benson Jr.

That this country is divided and engaged in a cultural war is a fact that cannot be disputed. On the one side you have the Leftists, Satanists, most Democrats, RINO’s and the Transgender crowd who all realize this and they know what this war is all about–the destruction of Christian culture and influence. On the other side you have patriotic and conservative folks, many of them Christians, and, unfortunately, many of them  don’t have a clue as to what this war is really all about, or that there even is a war. They seem to think that most of this is, somehow, a political issue and most of them have been taught that politics is “of the world” and so they shouldn’t get involved. That’s rotten theology, but it has been effective theology for the past 150 years, so why should the Leftists and their ilk change horses in midstream when this horse has been doing so well?

That this culture war transcends politics and is really all about whose culture will be dominant is something many good folks, Christians included, have not begun to fathom yet. And so they sit it out while the Left wins almost by default.

The news, when accurately reported, shows the marked divergence between these two cultures and it is a difference that will never be reconciled, nor should it be. That’s like trying to mix oil and water. If you synthesize the two then truth is gone forever.

This point can be proven, again, by accurate reporting of the news rather than by media spin. An article for February 25th on http://www.dailycaller.com by Peter Hasson  showed the Satanic Left on display for all to see. There was a town hall meeting somewhere in Louisiana, and Mr. Hasson observes: “Liberal protesters became enraged when a Louisiana town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy opened with prayer earlier this week, screaming at the chaplain as he tried to lead the crowd in prayer. The protesters, who were there with a local chapter of anti-Trump group Indivisible, can be heard groaning and shouting as the chaplain says ‘In God we trust.’  One man can be heard saying  ‘Pray on your own time!’  Video of the event, first reported by the Washington Free Beacon,  reveals one woman shouting the name ‘Lucifer’ while the chaplain invokes God’s name…They became especially furious  when the chaplain closed the prayer ‘in Jesus’ name’.” This is something he should have done. No matter who liked it or not!

This incident, among countless others, displays where the culture of the Left has always been–and always will be. You cannot compromise with such folks, you must expose and resist them. They are a big part of the cultural Marxist crowd that seeks to tear down and destroy the Christian culture of the South. You might say they are  a major part of the “ongoing reconstruction” of the South, and eventually of the rest of the country.

As I said, this is far from the only example of this. This morning I read an article by Jon Bowne  on http://www.infowars.com which noted: “Self-described exorcists, witches and occultists announced their plans to carry out a ritual designed to ‘bind Donald Trump and all who abet him’.”  That means you, folks, and me, and all of us who support what Trump is trying to do to “drain the (political and cultural) swamp.”  At a recent meeting in Florida, Mrs. Trump started off the event by reciting the Lord’s Prayer. I’ll bet that gave the Lefties the heebie-jeebies! Those people hate us, but what is more pertinent, they hate Jesus Christ and any and all things even remotely Christian. The fact that they will one day have to bend the knee to Him is not something they want to hear about.

Then there is the secession issue, which is related to all of this, though most folks never seem to manage to connect the dots.Back in 1860 one of the main reasons many Southern folks wanted to secede from the North was due to that region’s galloping apostasy. Nowadays we all hear about California wanting to secede from the Union because Trump won the election.  I find it amusing that many of the same people that howl about the South’s secession, labeling it treasonous, seem to have no problem with the idea of secession for California.  I don’t see any great outcry from the Satanic Left about Californian secession being treasonous. They are strangely mute on this issue. Now if South Carolina or Texas were to try it no doubt that would be a different story, but as long as it’s Leftist California –just keep quiet and don’t say anything.

At the risk of sounding uncharitable, I would say–if California wants to “depart in peace” then let her go. That would place Hollyweird in a whole different country–a novel experience, but maybe not an altogether bad one. And it would give all those movie primadonnas who don’t want to live in this country while Trump is president another country to live in, and they  wouldn’t even have to move!

I have never forgotten how some folks in Illinois laughed (behind my back) when I talked about secession 15-18 years ago. They thought the idea was simply ludicrous. A few of them probably are not laughing anymore. And I’ll tell you something–with the culture war proceeding the way it is, keeping this present “Union” cobbled together is not a foregone conclusion.


 
 
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By: Antonius Aquinas


Nestle USA has announced that it will move its headquarters from Glendale, California, to Rosslyn, Virginia, taking with it about 1200 jobs.  The once Golden State has lost some 1600 businesses since 2008 and a net outflow of a million of mostly middle-class people from the state from 2004 to 2013 due to its onerous tax rates, the oppressive regulatory burden, and the genuine kookiness which pervades among its ruling elites.* A clueless Glendale official is apparently unconcerned about the financial repercussions of Nestle’s departure saying that it was “no big deal” and saw it as an “opportunity,” whatever that means!

The stampede of businesses out of what was once the most productive and attractive region in all of North America demonstrates again that prosperity and individual freedom are best served in a political environment of decentralization.

That the individual states of America have retained some sovereignty, despite the highly centralized “federal” system of government of which they are a part, has enabled individuals and entrepreneurs living in jurisdictions that have become too tyrannical to “escape” to political environments which are less oppressive.  This, among other reasons (mainly air conditioning), led to the rise of the Sun Belt as people sought to escape the high taxes and regulations of the Northeast to less burdensome (and warmer!) southern destinations.

This can also be seen on a worldwide scale.  The US, for a long time, had been a haven of laissez-faire economic philosophy, which, not surprisingly, became a magnet for those seeking opportunity and a higher standard of living.  No longer is this the case as increasing numbers of companies and individuals are seeking to avoid American confiscatory tax and regulatory burdens and move “offshore” or expatriate to more favorable economic climates.

The idea of political decentralization as a catalyst for economic growth has become a part of a “school of thought” in the interpretation of how Europe became so prosperous compared to other civilizations.  After the fall of the Roman Empire, Europe for centuries was divided politically among numerous jurisdictions and ruling authorities with no dominant central state on the Continent.  The multitude of governing bodies kept in check, to a large degree, the level of taxation and regulation.  If one state became too draconian, it would lose population to less oppressive regimes.

Just as important, Europe’s governing system was aristocratic and monarchical which has proven to be far more conducive for economic growth than democracies.

While the economic oppressed can escape among the various states, there is no avoidance from the wrath of the federal government unless through expatriation and that option has become less viable with those leaving still subject to tax obligations.  This, fundamentally, is the crux of the problem and has been since the ratification of the US Constitution in 1789.

The chance that a totalitarian state such as California or the Leviathan on the Potomac would actually reform themselves or relinquish power through legislative means is a mirage.  Nor will revolution work as revolutionaries while appearing altruistic, typically get a hold of the machinery of government to plunder society for their own self interest on a far grander scale than the supposed despots which they replaced!

The only viable option for the productive members of society to seek redress of state oppression is to argue, work, and eventually fight for political secession and the fragmentation of states as much as possible.  Decentralization is the only hope for those opposed to the modern, omnipotent nation state.  Moreover, any notion or effort to salvage the current centralized political system must be abandoned.

Naturally, before the breakup of the nation state can become a reality, the ideological case for political decentralization must be made.  Public opinion must be convinced of the superiority of a world consisting of many states.  Such a cause, however, will be considerably difficult after generations have been raised and made dependent upon social democracy.

When Nestle and other oppressed businesses and individuals can easily escape the clutches of totalitarian entities like California and, more importantly, the most dangerous government on the face of the earth for freer destinations, then will individual liberty and economic growth be assured.

*Terry Jones, “Another Big Company Departs California – Will Last One to Leave Shut the Lights?”  Investor’s Business Daily. February 3, 2017.  http://www.investors.com/politics/commentary/another-big-company-departs-california-will-last-one-to-leave-shut-the-lights/

Antonius Aquinas@AntoniusAquinas


 
 
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by Al Benson Jr.

In all of my growing up years the (fake) history books informed us that from 1861-65 we fought a “Civil War.” Needless to say, that was inaccurate. A civil war is when two opposing forces fight for control of the same government. What happened in the 1860s hardly fits that description. The Confederate States were not fighting to overthrow the government in Washington. All they wanted was to be free of it, but the Regime in Washington wasn’t having any of that because, as it turned out, the Southern states paid most of the tariffs in the country and to let them go would have cost the North and the government in Washington big bucks and so the South had to be kept in the Union so it could, as the man in the old John Wayne movie said “remit the extortion money.”

When the shooting part of that war was over, the government in Washington then resorted to that old Karl Marx favorite “reconstruction.” That was a charitable term for stealing anything of value left in the South after the shooting was over. But, whatever you want to call it–the War of Northern Aggression (an accurate title) or the War for Southern Independence (also accurate), it was not a civil war. The two sides were not fighting for control of the federal government in Sodom on the Potomac (yes folks, it was that, even back then).

However, what you see going on in Washington nowadays could more properly be called a civil war, because you have the legitimately elected administration of Donald Trump fighting against a shadow government that is trying to force it out of office and much of that effort is being controlled by the former president, who is, no matter what they say of him, a Marxist. And for help he has the lady Trump labeled as “Lying Hillary” and then there is George Soros, whose very deep pockets are paying for much of this effort. Soros, a former collaborator with the Nazis in his younger days, spends his money now fomenting revolutions around the world–and in the United States. To say he is to the left of Ho Chi Minh would be charitable.

Lots of folks reading this will be tempted to say “Oh, that’s only Benson’s opinion, what does he know?” And while I might not know a lot, there are other knowledgeable people that do.

One of them is Joachim Hagopian, a West Point graduate and former U.S. Army officer. On March 6, 2017, and article he wrote appeared on http://www.lewrockwell.com

Mr.Hagopian made several penetrating comments in this article and I cannot cover all of them here but I will try to hit a few of the pertinent ones germane to the current situation. He observed: “The United States federal government in Washington is under attack today. Our nation’s capital is presently under siege, not from military bombs or rockets fired by any foreign enemy but from powerful enemies within…With Obama-Hillary-Soros forces ostensibly maneuvering outside official government channels, against America’s legitimately elected President Trump, and their loyalist foot soldiers–the neocons…loyalists within the CIA/NSA/FBI still operating inside deep state, … with Mainstream Media, this sinister alliance is also organizing legions  of clueless young leftist protesters to be at the ready for deployment in the streets to wreak havoc violently rioting as paid insurgents. What we have here is an American Spring uprising, an insurgent regime change operation taking place right here in our own country, currently bent on overthrowing America’s existing ‘democratically elected’ government.” You could call it a coup if you want, and it is probably at least that, but I contend that, where you have a legitimately elected government which is being assaulted by an illegitimate “shadow government” that wants to assume control, then you have a civil war.

Never have we had a situation such as the one that presently exists in this country now where the legitimately elected new government is under constant (and I really mean constant) attack by the losers on the Left, to the point where they are using all manner of political slight of hand and outright lying to assume control that they were incapable of gaining via the ballot box. These people are truly cultural Marxists, to the point where they honestly believe they have the right to wield the power in this country and to hell with what the electorate wants! And they are, as I write this, attempting to seize it anyway they can.

So, whether we recognize it or not, we are in a civil war–against the Leftists who are working to usurp power they are not entitled to, but want anyway. And they mean to have it! Our citizenry had better wake up and realize what those people are all about. If they manage to oust Trump from office, where do you think you Second Amendment rights will be then–down the commode, that’s where. For starters, we better pray about all of this and ask the Lord’s guidance as to how we should respond–and it ain’t by letting them put their combat boots on our necks. And we better pray for the president, too, and pray against those who are trying to tear the country down.


 
 
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By Robert Ringer

@RobertRinger.com

There’s been a lot of talk recently about California seceding from the union. It’s akin to Hollywood celebs vowing to move out of the country if a Republican wins the White House. Meaning that it’s all bluster. Those who extol the virtues of the People’s Republic of California love to make hollow threats, but they possess neither the courage nor the financial resources to back them up.

If California were ever on its own, within six months of its “independence” it would be unable to function at even a survival level. Though it boasts the sixth largest economy in the world (larger than that of both Brazil and France!), there’s no economy big enough to keep a Marxist country afloat. This has been demonstrated time and again in such failed nations as Cuba, the Soviet Union, Mozambique, and every other country that has experimented with socialism/communism in any of its hideous forms.

The majority of California’s adult population consists of adult children whose brains have never developed beyond adolescence. They cling to a stunted Woodstock mentality that makes them incapable of rational thought, which, if not addressed professionally, has the potential to be fatal. They live in an Oz-like land of constant frustration, which causes them to resort to tantrums and violence as the combined solution to every perceived problem.

The bottom line to all this is that a majority of Californians are not able to function as self-sustaining adults in the real world, so they irrationally dedicate themselves to the impossible task of trying to remake our imperfect world into a perfect world they create in their soiled minds.

Such an immature and naïve mental state can have dire consequences not only for the individual who is saddled with it but for rational people of good will who live in the same societal space as they do. It’s dangerous to everyone, because those who are part of the Radical Left, in particular, employ lies, slander, and violence day-in-and-day-out in an attempt to achieve their impossible goal of creating the perfect world they envision in their minds.

I lived in Southern California for about 20 years, and I loved it for about ten of those years. It was a period when seemingly everything that happened was wonderful — meeting and marrying the most beautiful, kindest, most caring woman in the world, enjoying my four children as they progressed through grade school, middle school, and high school, rising from oblivion to the pinnacle of the book-publishing world by writing and self-publishing two New York Times #1 bestsellers, and much, much more.

But as we rolled into the eighties, the glitzy lifestyle of Los Angeles began to lose its appeal for me. Being surrounded by millions of Hollywood types and, worse, wannabe Hollywood types, became a painful daily task. I grew tired of seeing people with no visible means of support driving Rolls-Royces and living in rented mansions.

Above all, the left-wing political craziness and political correctness began to wear me down. I got tired of debating low-information people — and, worse, no-information people — and increasingly found myself withdrawing from the outside world.

I slowly faced up to the reality that people in Southern California had a collective mental disorder that caused them to talk and act in ways that was completely foreign to how the rest of the nation thought or behaved.

I remember many years ago Paul Newman saying that “Los Angeles is like a beautiful lady dying of cancer.” Notwithstanding his liberal credentials, Newman nailed it. For sheer luxury and beauty, it’s hard to beat Beverly Hills, Holmby Hills, and Bel-Air, but, with just a few exceptions, most of the rest of Los Angeles is a sewer.

I became convinced, and today am certain, that California cannot be saved. It long ago passed the tipping point and is now a giant left-wing cauldron boiling over with hatred, intolerance, and violence. It’s gigantic GDP can’t save it, because when GDP in California increases, it always brings with it an increase in welfare benefits. The Sacramento beast has an insatiable appetite for vote-buying entitlements, regulations, and illegal schemes.

That said, given that the national debt can never repaid — and, in fact, is going to increase dramatically in the coming years — I favor killing two birds with one stone and settling our debt with our largest creditor, China, by giving it title to the state of California outright — lock, stock, and illegal immigrants. Then, let Sacramento figure out how to deal with its new Asian rulers who don’t take kindly to liberal ideas like sanctuary cities, rioting, and welfare fraud.

As I’ve written about before, it’s inevitable that the United States will ultimately break into several nations, but right now just getting the People’s Republic of California out of our lives and out of our pocketbooks would be a real boost to the average American’s morale.

So, with that delicious thought in mind, I invite you to join me in a toast to California’s secession — voluntarily or forced, I’m not particular.


 
 
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By Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.

Some of our assumptions are so deeply embedded that we cannot perceive them ourselves.

Case in point: everyone takes for granted that it’s normal for a country of 320 million to be dictated to by a single central authority. The only debate we’re permitted to have is who should be selected to carry out this grotesque and inhumane function.

Here’s the debate we should be having instead: what if we simply abandoned this quixotic mission, and went our separate ways? It’s an idea that’s gaining traction – much too late, to be sure, but better late than never.

For a long time it seemed as if the idea of secession was unlikely to take hold in modern America. Schoolchildren, after all, are told to associate secession with slavery and treason. American journalists treat the idea as if it were self-evidently ridiculous and contemptible (an attitude they curiously do not adopt when faced with US war propaganda, I might add).

And yet all it took was the election of Donald Trump for the alleged toxicity of secession to vanish entirely. The left’s principled opposition to secession and devotion to the holy Union went promptly out the window on November 8, 2016. Today, about one in three Californians polled favors the Golden State’s secession from the Union.

In other words, some people seem to be coming to the conclusion that the whole system is rotten and should be abandoned.

It’s true that most leftists have not come around to this way of thinking. Many have adopted the creepy slogan “not my president” – in other words, I may not want this particular person having the power to intervene in all aspects of life and holding in his hands the ability to destroy the entire earth, but I most certainly do want someone else to have those powers.

Not exactly a head-on challenge to the system, in other words. (That’s what we libertarians are for.) The problem in their view is only that the wrong people are in charge.

Indeed, leftists who once said “small is beautiful” and “question authority” had little trouble embracing large federal bureaucracies in charge of education, health, housing, and pretty much every important thing. And these authorities, of course, you are not to question (unless they are headed by a Trump nominee, in which case they may be temporarily ignored).

Meanwhile, the right wing has been calling for the abolition of the Department of Education practically since its creation in 1979. That hasn’t happened, as you may have noticed. Having the agency in Republican hands became the more urgent task.

Each side pours tremendous resources into trying to take control of the federal apparatus and lord it over the whole country.

How about we call it quits?

No more federal fiefdoms, no more forcing 320 million people into a single mold, no more dictating to everyone from the central state.

Radical, yes, and surely not a perspective we were exposed to as schoolchildren. But is it so unreasonable? Is it not in fact the very height of reason and good sense? And some people, we may reasonably hope, may be prepared to consider these simple and humane questions for the very first time.

Now can we imagine the left actually growing so unhappy as to favor secession as a genuine solution?

Here’s what I know. On the one hand, the left made its long march through the institutions: universities, the media, popular culture. Their intention was to remake American society. The task involved an enormous amount of time and wealth. Secession would amount to abandoning this string of successes, and it’s hard to imagine them giving up in this way after sinking all those resources into the long march.

At the same time, it’s possible that the cultural elite have come to despise the American bourgeoisie so much that they’re willing to treat all of that as a sunk cost, and simply get out.

Whatever the case may be, what we can and should do is encourage all decentralization and secession talk, such that these heretofore forbidden options become live once again.

I can already hear the objections from Beltway libertarians, who are not known for supporting political decentralization. To the contrary, they long for the day when libertarian judges and lawmakers will impose liberty on the entire country. And on a more basic level, they find talk of states’ rights, nullification, and secession – about which they hold the most exquisitely conventional and p.c. views – to be sources of embarrassment.

How are they going to rub elbows with the Fed chairman if they’re associated with ideas like these?

Of course we would like to see liberty flourish everywhere. But it’s foolish not to accept more limited victories and finite goals when these are the only realistic options.

The great libertarians – from Felix Morley and Frank Chodorov to Murray Rothbard and Hans Hoppe — have always favored political decentralization; F.A. Hayek once said that in the future liberty was more likely to flourish in small states. This is surely the way forward for us today, if we want to see tangible changes in our lifetimes.

Thomas Sowell referred to two competing visions that lay at the heart of so much political debate: the constrained and the unconstrained. In the constrained vision, man’s nature is not really malleable, his existence contains an element of tragedy, and there is little that politics can do by way of grandiose schemes to perfect society. In the unconstrained vision, the only limitation to how much society can be remade in the image of its political rulers is how much the rubes are willing to stomach at a given moment.

These competing visions are reaching an endgame vis-a-vis one another. As Angelo Codevilla observes, the left has overplayed its hand. The regular folks have reached the limits of their toleration of leftist intimidation and thought control, and are hitting back.

We can fight it out, or we can go our separate ways.

When I say go our separate ways, I don’t mean “the left” goes one way and “the right” goes another. I mean the left goes one way and everyone else – rather a diverse group indeed –goes another. People who live for moral posturing, to broadcast their superiority over everyone else, and to steamroll differences in the name of “diversity,” should go one way, and everyone who rolls his eyes at all this should go another.

“No people and no part of a people,” said Ludwig von Mises nearly one hundred years ago, “shall be held against its will in a political association that it does not want.” So much wisdom in that simple sentiment. And so much conflict and anguish could be avoided if only we’d heed it.


 
 
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By Dave Bertrand 

C
ommunism in America has gone from behind the scenes in isolated college classrooms and smoke filled offices in Washington D.C. to outright damnation on a major scale....creating fear among their leaders that a Trump presidency will destroy everything they have spent their lives preparing for.

Chuck Hagel, (Obama's Secretary of Defense) during a BBC interview, stated his concern: "The World Order (New World Order) is crumbling and that's sad to see(sic), since we created it for a strong alliance among nations, and now it's falling apart(sic)."

What does that mean?? It means the "Alliance" to (jointly) destroy (other) countries that do not participate in a New World Order by which the United States and the United Nations would dictate international laws and require countries to maintain a defense system....arms sales by the Military Industrial Complex defense contractors and ultimately financed by an elaborate scheme (once called) "Global Warming Carbon Taxes" to "Climate Change," which mega producers of energy, including you, me and the dog next door, would have to pay a "Carbon Tax" to move about the country, and would limit farm animals that feed the world, because they fart.

You are out of "Carbon Tax Credits?" You either stay home for the rest of the month, or be forced to carpool with someone. That's taxation without representation, an oppressive tax that would deny us our Civil Rights. ObamaCare does exactly that !

Under the United Nations, we have already seen the groundwork for controlling our resources, neighborhoods, and land grab tactics under U.N. Agenda 21. HOA's are foreclosing on homeowners that are delinquent with fees, or because you failed to comply with the correct approved color of your house, and a property owner built a pond on his property and is now in jail. Protecting a turtle in Nevada has wiped-out approximately 50 ranchers of their homes and the Bundy's are still in jail.

"Sustainable Living," is a U.N. Agenda 21 enterprise in a majority of small communities and cities. 

The objective is to destroy the middle class with rules and regulations set by the United Nations to make us more poorer and to force us to buy cheap products from other countries (via lopsided trade deals), compacting people into smaller apartments and houses, while a select few at the top make outlandish profits.

The New World Order destroys a country's sovereignty and (our) Constitution....which makes it easier for law makers to limit the 1st amendment and the eventual total confiscation of weapons, thus destroying the 2nd amendment. The United Nations ban on weapons is on the books....therefore, no weapons, tyranny advances, ultimate slavery and control is accomplished with socialism as the means of production and communism is the strong arm.
Then came Donald Trump, a self professed anti-New World Order billionaire, and the world went crazy.....

Many countries that would have benefitted from a "Carbon Tax" fund from certain major world powers, paid by the citizens (serfdom), and would have been easy money for those countries. In-turn, they would spend that money on military hardware from the United States. And of course....an ongoing false flag enemy would always threaten a country's sovereignty.

Now that al Qaida / ISIS, a CIA created bogeyman with radical elements, (Obama lost control over)....are now being destroyed by Trump and Putin.....causing the Queen and Merkel stress over a potential downsizing of NATO. The Rothchild empire and all their minions cannot conceive losing their military force (NATO) with Russia sitting at their back door like a hawk in waiting.

No doubt, Putin would like to re-unite the lost Russian satellite countries with the "mother country."

However....the difference now is a possible peace accord between Putin and Trump to slow everyone down from their grandioso ambitions of world control. NATO will stay intact and the real culprit in the Middle East is a nuclear Iran, but with collective persuasion....Iran will be contained and happy if Trump and Putin are happy. Even if Trump has to take-out every military and missile site in Iran, Putin is likely to condemn but not react. Under a Hillary regime....it would mean WWIII.

Those NOT happy, since all decades of planning and discourse around the world, since Hitler failed, now becoming a failure for the Rothchild empire et al, and exposure of communism, not seen since the days of McCarthyism when communism was exposed, has now taken to the streets in-order to train and indoctrinate colleges and political organizations with George Soros (Media Matters) funding, is paving the way to hell.

Europe is falling apart because of Obama's refugee created false flag, and because of BREXIT....other European countries will follow suit, which furthers the downfall of a "World Government." The strategy by Obama and Clinton would have created a worldwide demand for order...a New World Order, just short of using "Project Blue Beam" a DARPA plan to stage a false flag alien attack or a "second coming" to help rein-in demand for a New World Order by a worldwide population affected by a crisis.
However....we cannot discount the spiritual and evil dimensional influence that encompasses the earth.

Good versus evil is real and we as humans must remain steadfast and alert. The New World Order is anything but good and the humans leading the effort are very influenced by the forces of evil. If there is such a thing as Satan....George Soros is him in the flesh, a man that Trump will eventually have arrested, if Soros is not killed in the meanwhile. Of course, there are plenty of other Satan loving Sal Alinsky types to take his place of whom dedicated his book "Rules for Radicals" to Lucifer....and we know that Hillary's mentor during college was Sal Alinsky and now many colleges follow his radical writings. 

The sub-level promoters of communism, the Sal Alinsky followers, Clinton, Obama, Soros and terrorist Bill Ayers are organizing as we speak, even though Hillary may have been assured freedom from jail, she and her Muslim and illegal alien Hispanic supporters are moving forward under fabricated ideas that Trump is going to continue banning Muslims and will begin deporting illegal aliens. Thanks to FakeStream Media, but mainly the Communist News Network (CNN) the hysteria is unfounded and not true. "It's not a Muslim ban."

President Trump is fulfilling most every promise to the American people, but is NOT a promise to the socialist Left communist thugs organized by Clinton's followers i.e., LULAC, Le MEChA, La Raza, the Chicano Brown Shirts (Reconquista de Aztlan) the Communist Party USA, C.A.I.R., Muslim Brotherhood and Black Lives Matter.....the thugs are burning down their own institutions, cities and shootings are up 100% in major cities around America since Trump took office.

THEY will get their deportations and mass incarcerations, since THEY want to validate their hatred for the American people, but mostly for Trump.

In the meanwhile....the New World Order planners and schemers are sitting back and hoping the violence will lead to a Civil War to force Trump's hand and his impeachment and/or assignation. If anything....THEY are working on the 2020 election, propping Hillary up (again) with support by Hollywood, Democrats, and the Communists.

Personally...I see no end in sight of the violence unless the Trump administration takes an aggressive move to wrap these people up very tight and not budge an inch. Because he gave Hillary an inch, she is taking a foot....and her thug following will do the same.

On top of the internal chaos in America, we have an enemy to the south (nothing new) and Trump has told Mexico, he will send the U.S. military into Mexico if necessary to destroy Drug Cartel strongholds, but if anything....I think Trump will militarize the border. He really doesn't have a choice...

The Liberty Movement fought like hell to change the rogue government, but now we must be vigilant and forceful when necessary, strong and determined, while countering the psychological warfare of the Fakestream Media at every turn.

We cannot lose this country again....no matter what.    

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Speaking in the Senate on March 2, 1953, Senator McCarran said:

"I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished. I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. ... However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies. Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain. The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States. ... I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation's downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immigration_and_Nationality_Act_of_1952
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The following commentary is provided by Craig Maus, President of the Confederate Society of America regarding Dave's article above.


 In 1992 our Confederate Society declared this:

*  The 3 Major ‘News’ Networks have become the propaganda ministries of a NATIONAL government that hasn’t been a Representative Republic for decades;

*  The ‘educational system’ has been likewise compromised;

It is currently serving as another extension for this NATIONAL government allowing for their Proxy & Ideology to be further advanced thru a NATIONAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT of their own creation.

It was created from a supposed need for ‘educational equality’.

Rather, it has served in displacing ALL elements relative to this Republic’s former being, serving instead the manifest of an altered Political Orthodoxy who emulates ‘representation’ but is anything but;

It has become a mechanism through which the NATIONAL government operates freely & with wanton obfuscation while systematically advancing the SOCIALIST narrative under the guise of ‘public education’.



Thus Any & ALL TRUTH’S ever associated with the American Republic have been conveniently eliminated or compromised away.

This in turn has created the ‘stage’ that allows this NATIONAL government to reign supreme while removing itself from any & all accountability while simultaneously replacing accountability with equivocation.

This is what we are seeing today resulting from a Socially-Adjusted America whose cloaking instruments provides for & allows the various Social-Manifest’s to proceed unchallenged & in direct conflict with the original Republic’s mandates.

They dare to call it by a new name- Political Correctness.

This can only have devastating consequences for ALL;

*  Further, Special Interest Purveyor’s such as the NAACP have become likewise, ‘Enabler’s’ for the ENABLERS within this NATIONAL government.

Their Resolution from last year’s 1991 Declaration clearly attests to our claim.

They are clearly NO longer satisfied with their original mission as it pertained to Civil Rights.

Power is now their collective mantra and they have clearly become yet another Arm of this NATIONAL government creating more miss-giving’s via divisive rhetoric & tactics that will prove to have negative, devastating & cataclysmic effects in the days & years to come.

It is clear that they, along with their Imperial Masters within this NATIONAL government, are procuring for themselves a Marxist Dais that has been long in the making beginning in earnest after the Southern Confederacy lost in 1865.

*  This will prove to be the final nail in the Republic’s coffin if the Malignancy of RECONSTRUCTION is NOT reversed.

Ultimately, a Political Polarization is bound to be realized that will become the catalyst that will DESTROY US as Chaos & Anarchy can only result as was noted by John C. Calhoun in 1831!

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This and more we had the temerity to declare & speak of nearly 25 years ago.

As such, we were called Radicals, Yahoo’s and of course, the ‘nom-de-plum’ of all names, Racists.

As a result, a salient vitriol was quickly dispatched to SILENCE our voices.

        Miss-information, combined with Revisionist History & coupled with the never-ending contemporary orthodoxy of racism was affixed to folks such as we!

…‘There are NONE so blind as those whose eye’s refuse to see’…

Racism would serve the Marxist Propaganda machine mightily with few, EXCEPT US, willing to confront this progeny of deceivers.

As a result, America’s former Republic was now nearing the final stages of that RECONSTRUCTION that had begun in earnest in 1865!

Sadly, ANY ATTEMPT to put forward a SENSIBLE & COHERENT presentation wherein the ‘Dots of History Past’ could be presented that would reveal what had been in progress over the preceding 127 years stood about as much a chance as a snowball in hell.

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     It was apparent to this Confederate Society that a Confederate Alliance was paramount & essential if we & our former Republic stood any reasonable chance of surviving.

Sadly, attempts to bring this about were torpedoed by those whose self-importance proved to outweigh the ‘merits’ of those whose lives were given to prevent this nightmare of a

Socialist NATIONAL government from ever coming about.

Instead of the needed confrontation that was required, the ‘cardinal quintessence’ for non-action became their clarion resolve absolving themselves from any & all serious actions that were necessary & obvious.

This abrogation from responsibility simply helped to accelerate the Republic’s demise as we knew it would.

Ultimately Confederate History, which was every bit the same as that of the American Republic, would come under a blistering attack.

It represented & reflected too much of that ‘Contract’ that was the basis for our former, Original American Republic… it was clearly in the ‘ideological’ way of this NATIONAL government just as it was in the way long before 1860.
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You see Folks, America’s Original Confederation was the embodiment of our Republic and “Those People” in Washington, along with their Special Interest counterparts, could ill afford to leave anything remotely associated with it & us left standing.

We & their Marxist IDEOLOGY were in direct conflict with one another.

You might say that the RED STATES & BLUE STATES were clearly defined long ago….. but y’all were NEVER allowed to ‘Connect those Dots!’
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Thus the REMOVAL of ALL THINGS relating to our Confederation (Confederacy), that were essentially representative of America’s Original Confederated Republic, had to be eradicated at ALL costs.

This is what MANY today have difficulty in bringing themselves to accept much less consider.

        The GENOCIDE of American History was as necessary as it was key If the NATIONAL-CENTRAL government of UNLIMITED SIZE was to proceed unabated.

        Social ‘Unfairness’ became the ‘rallying cry’ of their Marxist ilk.

        It served a clear purpose allowing them to attack America in ‘plain sight’ with many contributing to this GENOCIDE out of sheer fear.

        Many simply forgot how to FIGHT BACK!  

        It existed everywhere- particularly in the work force and many feared for their jobs & personal well-being.

       Thus in the name of Social ‘Un-Fairness’ did the Marxists flourish, prevail & advance.

       Contemporary ‘Racism’ shielded their attack that was now a full onslaught.
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*   The Charleston Shooting, years later, provided the FINAL contrivance (excuse) for these Oligarchs.

This is what they had been waiting & yearning for.

Now they had ‘something’ to feast upon & used the unfortunate actions of a DERANGED PERSON, who supposedly held a Confederate Flag sometime prior, to garnish the support  necessary to ‘Neutralize’ Us, the Truth & most of America from her Original Republic once & for all.

Thus any retention of history or information in general relative to us as a People and a Confederation would be eradicated- GENOCIDE pure & simple under the guise of Social-Equality & Necessity…A.K.A., Marxism 101.

“Those People” could ill afford in leaving ANY rampart ever associated with the majesty of our History left standing.

We have always been a major thorn in their Marxist sides.

ANY knowledge relative to the ‘Connection of Historical Dots’ would reveal to anyone with an ounce of GOD’s common sense how we were ALL being screwed!

*  Nicki Haley of South Carolina would lead the way in this ‘FINAL NEUTRALIZATION’ and what better a ‘candidate’ than one of ‘cross-denomination’ to further SEGREGATE the TRUTH from one & all alike.

She was a ‘package perfect’ for this undertaking.

This was the EXCUSE they had been anxiously awaiting for- the EXCUSE that would provide them with the ability to MUZZLE any left standing on the Podium of Patriotism.

Now what has this got to do with the material from Dave herein and belowEVERYTHING!
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    You see Folks, Washington long ago implemented a Policy of RECONSTRUCTION.

    It was intended always to remove any & all from any battlement that could potentially threaten the Orthodoxy of their ‘Imperial Throne’.

    In so doing, any retention of former History had to be removed from any recognition in order to avoid potential recrimination.

    The Oligarchy could ill afford to find itself in a position whereby Accountability & Explanation could undo what they spent the last 150 years in procuring.

    Additionally, they had to ‘set the bar’ so high as to make many Americans think that they & only they could lead them to the ‘Promised Land’ and thus, the Dumbing Down process was as Deliberate as it was Contrived coinciding with the advent of their NATIONAL ‘EDUCATIONAL’ DEPARTMENT.

    Combine that with the Deliberate Destruction of the Middle-Class via their  ‘Re-Distribution Policy’, created as another extension emanating from their so-called ‘Socialized Policy of

In-Equality’,  & the Pharaohs of Washington were just inches from their intended ‘end-zone’….having proceeded without interference for decades.

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Ever hear the expression- ‘The Best Laid Plans of Mice & Men that go AWRY’?

     Theirs was a ‘WEB always intended to DECEIVE’.

     Like a contiguous virus concocted in a lab, such betrayal was bound to afflict many raising heretofore questions they thought were to NEVER AGAIN surface.

     NECESSITY does that at times….  

     And thus many began to hear those Voices once again that Washington & Friends thought they deposited in the ashes of their heinous & concocted War they dared to call ‘Civil’.

You might say “Those People” thought those Voices had Gone the way of the Wind…

funny how GOD has a way of re-uniting his Flock with them…

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*   Led by the DemonCRAP Party with the RepubliCON Party acting as the ‘cover’, “Those People”, as General Robert E. Lee so profoundly described them so long ago, thought they had sealed the deal and fully expected Hillary ROTTEN Clinton to take it ‘IN’ for the LAST TIME.

*   “Those People” thought it was going to be a slam-dunk thinking their web of deception was in the Final Stage of  America’s ‘MAKE-OVER’.  It was all but insured but….


“They thought they had Neutralized us Irredeemable, ‘Bible-Seeking Gun-Toting folks here in the Red ‘Country’.

They NEVER thought an anomaly like TRUMP could ever get ‘elected’…BUT HE DID BECAUSE OF US IN THE RED STATES & COUNTIES of America.
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      What YOU are witnessing today & what is happening across America folks & in both houses of ‘congress’ and at those Institutions of ‘higher learning’ who have been INSTITUTIONALIZING our children, is precisely that which our Confederate Society told you would come about  25 years ago.

     Remember what us ‘Radicals’ said in 1992 when we predicted what would, NOT IF, result when y’all turn the other cheek to those who have only THEIR OWN SELF-INTERESTS at heart?

     You are seeing the very  ‘KICK-BACK’ associated with & emanating from a MARXIST IDEOLOGY that has been walking among us for decades.

We Confederates warned you of this!

     We were simply ‘ahead of our time’…..just as our Confederate Brethren before us were ahead of their time when, in 1860,  they too tried to tell us ALL what was going on.
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Where is this going & can it be Contained or Controlled?

     In our opinion, it CANNOT!

      It is simply far too gone and far too en-grained & the BLUE STATES & COUNTIES clearly underscore this.

      Co-existence with them is IMPOSSIBLE.

      Theirs is a cancer whose Ideology is beyond any hope of redemption.

      NOTHING you or I say can change this.

      Their Ideology & Ours are Polar Opposites of one another… impossible of co-existence.
      Theirs is compelled to DESTROY ALL OTHERS at ANY & ALL COSTS!

     We are simply in THEIR way…. JUST AS WE WERE IN THEIR WAY SOME 155 YEARS AGO!

*   In closing, I find it interesting how they now clamor for “Sanctuary States that would allow their Pervasive Ideology to reign supreme above us ALL!

Strange when you think about it… how when we Confederates LEGALLY sought to SEPARATE ourselves from these same maniacal Marxists via LEGAL Constitutional Secessionwe got Invaded…. despite representing the legal wishes of our former STATE Citizens  who had earlier elected that ‘congress’ that choose to look the ‘other way’…

*  These are the same people today who, having admonished us Confederates for decades, NOW want to do ILLEGALLY what we did LEGALLY more than 150 years ago!

Are YOU ‘Connecting that DOT’?

*  I guess they NEVER ‘learned’ from their Marxist ‘teachers’ that they have been ‘FEDERALLY NATIONALIZED’ resulting from Lincoln’s War.

They are NO longer STATE CITIZENS as we ALL once were but have been made ‘Federal Citizens’… the same as we & subject to the SAME WHIMS of this NATIONAL government .

However, in our case, we became UNWILLING SURROGATES resulting from an Illegal & Undeclared War that put us into Submission as unwilling Surrogates.
But they have been extolling the ‘virtues’ of their NATIONAL government as long as it ‘worked’ for them.

But now that the RED STATES PULLED AN UPSET, that which was formerly NO GOOD for the GANDER, according to THEM, should be now made GOOD for their Goose!
RATHER IRONIC !

They are NOW being ‘serviced’ by the SAME NATIONAL ‘JAILER’ who, had Hillary had won, would have had their TOTAL SUPPORT!

I guess this is where ‘EQUALITY’ NO longer applies- wouldn’t YOU say?  

        I find a sordid type of amusement in this irony …..

        NOW they MUST ‘satisfy’ their ‘appetite’ at the Same Trough from which we have been forced to eat for the last 150 years…..
I SINCERELY HOPE THEY GET THEIR DESIRED ‘SANCTUARY STATES’…. for then, perhaps, may we also get Ours at long last!

After all, what’s good for the Goose is good for the Gander…. isn’t it?
…’What goes around comes around’…less we ever forget!
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So FOLKS, y’all are now getting a TOTAL ‘glimpse’ of what we Confederates saw coming & why we WANTED NOTHING to do with “Those People”.

Courts of ‘LAW’ would ‘suggest’ that CONTRACTS are binding…..

However, It ONLY WORKS if the Original Signee’s who agreed to the Original CONSCRIPT are present…..

It is an altogether different ‘CONTRACT’ when the ‘Party of the First Part’ ELIMINATES the ‘PARTY of the Second Part’….wouldn’t YOU say?

‘Connecting the Dots’ yet?

Yes, We CONFEDERATES tried to warn you….


 
 
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by Al Benson Jr.

Anyone who has read any amount of the material I have written, either in my newsletter The Copperhead Chronicle or in articles on the Internet,  knows that I have employed the term Yankee/Marxist on more than one occasion. One of my readers, one time, asked me if using the term Yankee/Marxist wasn’t redundant. He had a point. However, my use of the term, redundant though it may be, is to amplify in people’s minds the truth that the Yankee, for the most part, has a Marxist worldview. He mostly has no use for the God of the Bible, whose Son and Holy Spirit he would vociferously deny, and he has no use for the concept of private property (except his own) and his agenda during the War of Northern Aggression was always “steal all you can carry off and destroy the rest. I suppose it needs to be stated here that by the term “Yankee” I am not referring to all Northerners, of which, though I have a Confederate ancestor, I am one.

The Yankee/Marxist’s was to “free the slaves” was a noble-sounding rationale and cover for his rape and pillage of the South, on several different levels, and his main effort was to make sure that his “god” in Washington (the federal government)  was forever worshiped and bowed down to. His cultural Marxist progeny today will even admit this if you pay strict attention to what they say.  One of the more well-known among them, Newt Gingrich, recently made a statement on television in which he said: “We fought a civil war to establish one sovereignty, the U.S. government.” Well, so much for “freeing the slaves” right? That was a good cover story, but Mr. Gingrich slipped up when he told the truth here–and tell the truth he did!

The Yankee/Marxist simply could not abide freedom and liberty for anyone. Everyone needed to be totally regulated and constantly supervised–for his own good naturally. He had an overriding compulsion to control people’s lives and make them do what he felt was the right thing–even if they did not feel like doing what he thought was right and proper, why then, he’d work to pass a law that made people do what he wanted. After all, he knew best. His cultural Marxist children still do the same thing today. Obama Care is a prime example and firearms registration (and eventual confiscation) is yet another.

That William Tecumseh Sherman shared this worldview can be seen from many of his comments over the years. In his book Citizen Sherman Michael Fellman has duly noted Sherman’s propensity toward military dictatorship on pages 80, 87, 131, 147, and 184.

Presently, I am in the midst of reading an interesting book by Winston Groom called Vicksburg 1863 in which Mr. Groom details all that went on in the Yankee attempt(s) to capture Vicksburg during the War. It was quite an extensive operation that lasted over a year  and went into several attempts by various methods, to take the city (all of which failed) until the final siege of the city ended it all. Sherman figured prominently in some of these efforts.

In discussing Southerners and their resistance to Northern “benevolence” Sherman said: “This is a larger class than most men supposed and they are the most dangerous set of men this war has turned loose upon the world. They are splendid riders, first-rate shots, and utterly reckless. These men must all be killed or (imprisoned) by use before we can hope for peace.” A quote from page 34. You will note that Sherman’s “final solution” to dealing with anyone that did not conform to his will was extermination. He took the same tack with the Indians in the West after the War was over (if they don’t do what we want then kill ’em all). Ol’ Cump Sherman was a real humanitarian–in the same mode as Joseph Stalin–who may have learned some lessons from Sherman.

It bothered Sherman that, when the Yankees took Memphis, most folks there were not real happy at his arrival in their fair city. If they expressed that in any tangible way, he retaliated,  gentle soul that he was. Mr. Groom noted: “First he threatened to close any church–and this included virtually all of them–whose minister or priest refused to offer a Sunday prayer to the president of the United States, whom they reviled. Next he began expelling from their homes the wives and families of rebel soldiers and sympathizers in reprisal for Confederates shooting at Union gunboats operating on the Mississippi…On September 24th he ordered the town of Randolph, Tennessee burned to the ground in retaliation for people firing on U.S. vessels and also, for the same reason, commanded the immolation of all homes, farms and outbuildings for fifteen miles down the Arkansas side of the river opposite Memphis.” And Mr. Groom noted, in this context, “These seem to be the earliest of Sherman’s pyromaniacal  urges in connection with Southern civilians and their property, but by a long shot they were not his last.” This quote from page 182. It almost seems like an understatement!

After reading some of the other things Sherman did during the War, I seriously wonder if he wasn’t a closet pyromaniac and the War gave him an opportunity to flaunt his aberrant behavior that he had not had previously–and after all, it was only Southern private property, along with war material, that he destroyed, and only Southerners that he turned out to starve and freeze when his bummers burned everything they couldn’t carry away. No problem there, right?  Naturally the authors of what passes for our “history” books don’t feel anyone really needs to know all this, so they just leave most of it out, except for a vague reference here or there, the same way they leave out all the information about all the Marxists in Lincoln’s armies, and in the Republican Party. Nothing to see here folks, just move along, and don’t look too close!

So Sherman may not have been, technically speaking, a cultural Marxist.Most of those we refer to as cultural Marxists did not enter the picture until the early 1900s with the advent of the Frankfurt School, as we have noted in other articles, but Sherman was most definitely a Yankee/Marxist and they can rationally be considered as the 19th century prototype for the cultural Marxists that were to follow them.

The aim of the cultural Marxists is to water down and ultimately destroy Christianity and to rid the world of that horrible curse known as Western Civilization, which has its base in Christianity. This is one reason the cultural Marxists never quit. Their agenda calls for the destruction of the Christian faith and its Triune God and replacing the Trinity with their own “god,” a collectivist, centralized tyranny that they call the “revolution of the proletariat.”  And lest you think this is a new struggle within the past 100 years or so, or even back as far as the French Revolution, this struggle goes all the way back to Genesis 3 in the Holy Bible.

Reprinted from The Copperhead Chronicle,  fourth quarter, 2016