<![CDATA[The Confederate Society of America - The Condederate Society blog]]>Sun, 23 Jul 2017 12:05:37 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[​A Chronology of Southern Cultural Genocide:]]>Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:59:28 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/a-chronology-of-southern-cultural-genocide
The Eradication of a Region’s Cultural and Heritage
by Dr. Arnold M. Huskins
 
Any society which suppresses the heritage of its conquered minorities, prevents their history or denies them their symbols, has sown the seeds of their own destruction....William Wallace
 
But to tar the sacrifices of the Confederate soldier as simple acts of racism, and reduce the battle flag under which he fought to nothing more than the symbol of a racist heritage, is one of the great blasphemies of our modern age. ― Democratic Senator James WebbBorn Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America
 
1970's: The Univ. of Georgia's "Dixie Redcoat Marching Band" drops the word "Dixie" from its name and discontinues playing the song which was played after the National Anthem; City of Atlanta, GA renames Forrest Street; University of Texas-Arlington drops its Rebel mascot 
 
1990: NBNC-Texas asks Texas State Fair to discontinue the playing of Elvis Presley's American Trilogy because of its "Dixie" content
 
1991: City of Atlanta renames street named after Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon; NAACP passes resolution “abhorring the Confederate battle flag” and commits their legal  resources to removal of the flag from all public properties 
 
1993: Governor Guy Hunt removes battle flag from Alabama State Capitol, it had flown there since Democratic Gov. George Wallace placed it underneath the state flag atop the dome upon Attorney Gen. Robert Kennedy's visit in 1963; Senate votes not to renew patent on the United Daughters of the Confederacy logo; New Orleans ISD renames Jefferson Davis Elementary, PGT Beauregard Jr. High School, Robert E. Lee Elementary School, JP Benjamin School, and George Washington Elementary School (yes, that’s right, George Washington!)  
 
1994: February - Atlanta Fulton County Recreation Authority votes to remove  the Georgia state flag from the Fulton County Stadium  
 
June - Holiday Inn Inc. orders its hotels in Georgia not to fly the state flag with the battle flag emblem
 
July - NAACP calls for economic boycott of South Carolina for flying battle flag from its State House; Mayor Bob Coble of Columbia, SC sues to remove Confederate flag from SC State House
 
September - The University of the South removes all Southern state flags from its chapel.  
 
October - Dixie Youth Baseball drops the battle flag emblem from its logo.
 
November - Louisiana State Museum removes newly found prototype of original Confederate battle flag from display after receiving complaints.
 
1995: January - First person killed: A 19-year-old father of twins, Michael Westerman, of Elkton, KY is chased down and murdered for flying a Confederate flag on his truck.
 
February - City of Cumberland, MD removes battle flag from its historic flag display 
 
April - Jamie Kinley is suspended from his middle school in Anderson, SC for wearing a Confederate battle  flag jacket.   
 
1996: September - Louisiana Senate Secretary remove a battle flag from Memorial Hall; Cracker Barrel chooses to omit the Confederate flag from a set of bookends featuring Gen. Lee  (without a flag)  and Gen. Grant holding a US flag.   
 
1997: The University of the South's mace, featuring Confederate symbols, is permanently retired.
 
February - State of New York removes the Georgia state flag from its capitol building.
 
November - Univ. of Miss. bans all stick flags, namely Confederate battle flags, from its stadium.
 
December - Texas A& M bans the Confederate flag in its ROTC Corps, equates it with Nazi flag.
 
1998: The VA discontinues flying the battle flag daily over the 3,300 graves at the Confederate POW cemetery at Point Lookout, MD.
 
2000: February - City of Pensacola, Fla. removes battle flag from its Five Flags Display, replaces it with Stars and Bars; L. M. Clairborne, Jr. head of the Mississippi Highway Patrol, orders all unauthorized emblems including images of the state flag to be removed from its vehicles.
 
April - City of Jackson, Miss. votes to remove the  state flag from its meetings and municipal buildings; The president of the Citadel bans the playing of "Dixie" by the band at the school.
 
May - City of Biloxi removes battle flag from its historic flag display, replaces it with Stars and Bars; Texas A&M official, Herbert Richardson, removes an official portrait of former Chancellor Gilbert Gilchrist from the lobby of the Gilchrist building because the portrait contains an image of Gen. Robert E. Lee in the background. The painting is moved to a conference room with a note explaining why Lee is in the painting and a new painting of Gilchrist (sans Lee) is placed in the lobby; the president of the Virginia Military Institute punishes two cadets during a New Market Day event for playing a few bars of "Dixie."
 
July - The first removal of a Confederate memorial: Governor and Presidential hopeful George W. Bush removes two plaques featuring a battle flag and a seal of the CSA from the Texas Supreme Court Building honoring Texas Confederate veterans, Confederate pension money was used to build the edifice.  He also refuses to issue a Confederate History and Heritage Month proclamation; the state of South Carolina removes the battle flag from the State House which had flown beneath the state flag since 1961 when Democratic Gov. Hollings placed it there to commemorate the firing on Fort Sumter during the Civil War Centennial; the battle flag is removed from the legislative chamber as well.  
 
September - Matthew Dixon, an SCV member and mechanic, is fired from his position at Coburg Dairy in Charleston, SC for refusing to remove two Confederate flag stickers from his personal tool box after a black co-worker complained to company officials. Dixon took his case
believing his First Amendment rights and state employment laws were violated.; three Federal judges ruled against him in May 2003.
 
October - Two employees at the John Deere facility in Pontiac, SC are fired—one for having a small battle flag on his tool box and the other for whistling "Dixie."
 
2001: January - The Georgia Legislature votes to change the state flag which included the Army of Northern Virginia's Confederate battle flag which was placed on the flag in 1956 to honor Confederate veterans. The new flag is not popular and it is changed in 2003. The NCAA announces a ban on tournament games in SC because of its memorial flag on the State House grounds.
    
March - Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush removes all historic flags, including the battle flag, from an historic flag display on the state Capitol grounds; the city of Madison, Wisconsin prohibits the flying of the Confederate battle flag, which was flown twice a year over a Confederate cemetery in the city.
 
September - Andrew Jackson Council of the Boy Scouts of America representing 22 Mississippi counties remove a uniform patch that contains the Mississippi state flag;  Ryan Oleichi, an 11 year old boy attending Labay Middle School near Houston, Texas is physically assaulted,  knocked unconscious and threatened with death by a black and Hispanic student and is hospitalized for three days. Prior to the incident, Oleichi wore a shirt with a Confederate battle flag patch and was suspended for three days and forced to apologize  and admit his  racism by the assistant principal.  The School fails to discipline his attackers.
 
October - A Harley-Davidson employee in York, Pa.  who was sent to the company’s Human Relations Office twice for wearing Confederate flag on his t-shirt and having a Confederate flag on his motorcycle helmet is again sent to HR for wearing his Confederate re-enactor uniform to work on Halloween, which he had done since 1995.  This time, he is suspended from work for three days without pay; Hays High School officials ban several fans carrying the Texas and Confederate flags from entering its stadium.  
 
November - Comedian Dennis Miller compares battle flag to swastika on The Tonight Show; SCV member, Tim Meadows, is arrested for carrying a Confederate battle flag in the Mobile Veterans Day parade Matt Pitts, a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, returns to his dorm room and finds it had been vandalized and his Confederate flag torn to shreds; an 18 year old Illinois native is later charged with throwing a TV out the window and shredding the flag; Seminole County, Georgia School Board bans students from wearing clothing with the Confederate flag; a portrait of Jefferson Davis is removed from the Davis residence hall at Transylvania University in Kentucky and rehung in the Mitchell Fine Arts building.
 
2002: January - The Confederate Air Force changes its name to “Commemorative Air Force;” Louisville, KY renames street known as “Confederate Place” to “Unity Place;” Va. Gov. Mike Warner advises Lt. Gov. John Hager not to attend ceremony honoring Gens. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. Hager, who agreed to speak one year ago, complies.
 
March - College student arrested for burning Georgia state flag at private residence in Augusta; Univ. of Mississippi begins to phase out the playing of “Dixie;” Autauga County, Alabama School board removes Confederate memorial monument from school grounds erected by the local SCV who had gotten permission to place the monument by the School Superintendent. 
 
April - “Wings over Dixie” Air Show in Peachtree City, Ga. changes name to Greater Georgia Air Show; Jefferson Davis monument vandalized in Richmond, Va.; Alabama pre med student assaulted for wearing shirt with Confederate battle flag and the words “Dixieland” in Gulf Shores, Ala.; Confederate memorial flag on SC State House grounds intentionally burned; pre-med student, John McDow, is assaulted by blacks in Gulf Shores Ala. for wearing a shirt with a Confederate flag on it.
 
May - Neosho (Mo.) School District tries to paint over a pavement painting of a Confederate flag that was painted by the  students on Senior Hill; the students stage a "sit in" to guard the painting; Univ. of Vermont Interim President asks students to refrain from hanging Confederate flags in their dorm windows. 
 
June -Federal attorney, John Austin, attempts to stop a Confederate Memorial Day service in Knoxville, Tenn; his wife accuses attendees of using racial slurs.
   
August - Mobile Tricentennial Commission tells visiting tall ship to remove battle flag from its mast; the crew complies, however the captain, who was away when the flag is lowered, is angered and considers leaving the city; Aycock Middle School in Greensboro NC bans a essay contest sponsored by the UDC, states: UDC is "against basic goals of Aycock Middle School"
 
September - Vanderbilt Univ. announces plans to remove the word “Confederate” from dormitory hall funded by the UDC; McIntosh Middle School in Sarasota, Fla. bans Confederate flag clothing; sixteen students are suspended in Lawrence County, Ala. for wearing Confederate flag clothing; ten students in Lee County, Ala. are suspended for wearing Confederate flag clothing  
 
October - Mississippi DMV omits state flag from its newly issued US veterans license plate; Florida man fired from 1 ½ day job with Mortgage Investors Corp. for having Confederate battle flag tattoo and the words “born a rebel, die a rebel” on forearm 
 
December - Jefferson Davis statue in New Orleans vandalized; Bel-Air Mall in Mobile, Ala. boots Camo Unlimited from the mall after receiving complaints about its merchandising of Confederate flags and  Southern heritage T-shirts; cartoonist Scott Stantis of the Birmingham News draws a trash can containing symbols of oppressive regimes, one of which is a Confederate battle flag 
 
2003: January The state of Missouri removes two Confederate battle flags at two state historic sites: Confederate Memorial Historic Site near Higginsville and Fort Davidson Historic Site after Rep. Dick Gephardt called for their removal.  The flag at Higginsville flew over a Confederate cemetery containing the graves of 694 veterans; the city of Clarksdale, Miss. votes to remove state flag from all city property; the Dixie Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announces it will change its name to  the "USA South Athletic Conference"  to show "sensitivity to ethnic groups and just making sure that the name is not offensive to anyone." 
 
February - The Town Council of Exmouth, England, scuttles plans for a ceremony to honor Gen. Collett Leventhorpe, an English General who fought in the Confederate Army, because the observance might be seen to have "racist undertones;" in an official directive (section 13.02 of its Advertising Standards), BellSouth states "Cuts of ALL Confederate flags are PROHIBITED from appearing in Yellow Pages advertising."  
 
May - Conference planners for a group of judges and court officials from Washington, DC mandate that the hotel staff of the Fort Magruder Hotel and Conference Center in Williamsburg, Va. remove or cover all images of the Confederate flag in WBTS battle scenes prints at the hotel.  As a result, two images were covered and  two images were removed. Conference planners  feared the images might be offensive  to some of the attendees. 
 
November - The Robert E. Lee Council of the Boy Scouts of America in Richmond, Va. decides to drop the name of Robert E. Lee, which it had borne for over 60 years, from its council and its logo. 
 
2004: May -Chickasaw County Miss. supervisors reverse their decision to allow the SCV to erect a Confederate memorial monument on the courthouse lawn and vote to allow a referendum on the issue; a Kentucky student is denied entrance into her high school prom because of her Confederate flag dress 
 
July - Gettysburg College (PA) sponsors “a hanging of a Confederate flag.”
 
September - Augusta, Georgia Mayor Bob Young removes Second National Confederate Flag from historic flag display along the Riverwalk display.
 
November - Robb Gray, director of Oklahoma's Tourism and Recreation Dept, orders 200,000 copies of their Annual Events Guide destroyed after finding that it featured a photo of a reenactment  group with a Confederate flag, his action costs taxpayers $46,000.   
 
2005: March - Charlotte NC removes memorial battle flag and flag pole over Confederate graves in city Cemetery; City of Ringgold, Ga. removes battle flag from memorial after NAACP requests its removal and  replaces it with Hardee Corps flag.  
 
June - Palm Springs ISD renames Jefferson Davis Middle School in Jupiter, FL; Portsmouth, VA Confederate Memorial Monument vandalized
 
December - Savannah Mayor removes portrait of Gen. Robert E. Lee and a mayor who was a Confederate officer from City Hall.
 
2009: February - South High School in Denver, CO changes its Rebel mascot to a griffin, previously it had changed its yearbook and newspaper names’ from “The Johnny Reb” and “The Confederate” respectively.   
 
March - Dixie State University retires Rebel mascot and the name “Rebels.” 
 
August - Jonesborough, Tenn. refuses to allow bricks inscribed with the names and units of Confederate veterans in the veterans’ memorial park.
 
October - Homestead, Fla Veterans Day parade bans battle flag 
 
2010: March -  Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal ignores request for Confederate History and Heritage Month Proclamation.
 
April - Two Confederate cemeteries vandalized, one in Ala, the other in Miss.; Abilene Baptist Church in Carrolton, Ga. removes and disposes of Confederate battle flags placed on veterans’ graves in its church cemetery.  
 
May -Flags stolen, ropes cut from poles at Confederate cemetery at Brice’s Crossroads Cemetery.
 
June -Movie theatre in Spotsylvania County, Va. alters War Between the States mural to remove a Confederate battle flag after complaints; potential recruits for US Marine Corps must acquire a waiver if they have Confederate flag tattoos. 
 
October -Univ. of Mississippi discontinues “Col Reb” mascot, eventually choosing Rebel Black Bear as its mascot; Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell announces he will no longer issue a Confederate History and Heritage Month proclamation.
 
November - Confederate memorial monument in Augusta, Ga. Vandalized.
 
December - History Channel forces local cable companies to remove Georgia Division SCV historical spots.
 
2011: January - City of Marshall, Ark. votes to prohibit flying of Confederate flag on public property.
 
May - Confederate statues of Lee and Davis vandalized in Richmond, VA; Memphis VA Medical Center removes paralyzed veteran’s small battle flag from wall and forces him to place it in a drawer; the veteran, a descendant of Confederate soldiers, almost cried when he told it must be removed; City of Reidsville, NC decides not to restore Confederate memorial monument destroyed when a van "accidentally" the statue, NC; UDC decides to move memorial to a local cemetery. 
 
August - NC man fired from Forest City Housing Authority after displaying SCV logo on his vehicle.
 
September - Lexington, VA bans the flying of First National and Second National Confederate flags on light poles during celebration of Lee/Jackson Day; battle flag sign removed Confederate Powder Works Chimney in Augusta, Ga.
 
November - Missouri State Univ. President apologizes after its Pride Band plays Dixie during dedication of a new park on campus, states it will not happen again; Third National flag and flagpole removed from Confederate Memorial in Caddo Parish, La.; it had flown there since 1951; Texas DMV votes to prohibit SCV license plates with SCV battle flag logo.
 
2012: February -A Missouri students is penalized for flying Confederate flag on his vehicle on his high school Campus; a Minnesota student is suspended for failing to cover a battle flag tattoo blending in with a US flag on his tricep.
 
March - NASCAR prohibits golf pro Bubba Watson from taking the initial lap in his “General  Lee” car at the beginning of Sprint Cup series at Phoenix International Speedway; Statue of Lt Gen Nathan Bedford Forrest south of Nashville, Tenn. Vandalized; Lee and Davis monuments vandalized in New Orleans; vandals steal bust of Gen. NB Forrest from memorial monument in Selma, Ala. Cemetery.  
 
April - Recently dedicated Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox refuses to fly any Confederate flag on its grounds; a Tennessee student is denied entrance into her high school prom because of her Confederate flag dress.
 
May -SC Gov. Nicki Haley refuses to issue Confederate History and Heritage Month proclamation; City of Paducah, KY officials condemn flying of the battle flag in a nearby privately owned Confederate memorial park.
 
July - Las Cruces, NM Tea Party denied $1000 first prize after its historically themed float includes a Confederate battle flag in a 4th of July parade.
 
September - Confederate POW cemetery’s privately-owned Confederate Memorial Park at Point Lookout, MD is vandalized, a noose is placed around the statue's neck and a swastika is spray painted on the base of the memorial.
 
October - Hays High School in Buda, Texas ceases playing of Dixie at football games. 
 
2013: February - City of Memphis removes marker from Forrest Park, renames its three parks with Confederate names—Forrest Park, Jefferson Davis Park, and Confederate Park. 
 
March 2013: Gov. Pat McCrory authorizes removal of ANV battle flag from historic display in NC’s Old Capitol Museum; City of Orange, Texas condemns the building of the “Confederate Memorial of the Wind” to be located on private property. 
 
May - City of Jacksonville, Texas prevents Marine Corps League from placing Confederate flags on Confederate veterans’ graves; two Confederate flags removed from historic flag display in South Dakota VA Hospital.
 
September - Memphis’ Gen. Forrest statue vandalized.
 
December - Knoxville, Tenn. American Legion Post denies SCV to march in Veterans Days Parade; Museum of the Confederacy merges with Richmond’s politically correct Civil War Center.  
 
2014: January - Jacksonville (Fla.) ISD renames Nathan B. Forrest High School.
 
February - Hero Dogs Inc. rejects donation from Maryland Division, SCV.
 
May -  California passes law to ban governmental sales or display of Confederate flags.
 
July - Washington and Lee University removes battle flags surrounding statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee in its Lee Chapel, the tomb of Gen. Lee.
 
August - Univ. of Miss. announces plans to rename Confederate Drive, install plaques to explain Confederate Memorial and limits the use of the term, "Ole Miss."
 
2015: January - Dixie State University removes Confederate statue, “The Rebels—depicting two cavalrymen—from campus.
 
February - Blue Ridge Assembly YMCA in Asheville votes to change name of Robert E. Lee Hall to Eureka Hall.
 
April - The state of Florida refuses to include three prominent Floridians who served in the Confederate Army in its Veterans Hall of Fame; St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay forms task force to consider removal of Confederate memorial monument in Forest Park, seeks to rename Confederate Drive to Freedom or Unity Drive.
 
June - Tragedy in Charleston, SC prompts removal of all things Confederate: SCOTUS rules against Sons of Confederate Veterans stating license plates are government property and can regulate its content;  “Dukes of Hazzard” program is removed from TV Land’s lineup; Miami, Fla car museum covers roof of Gen. Lee car on display; Alabama Gov. Bentley removes all four Confederate flags from monument on State Capitol; SC Gov. Haley signs bill to remove Confederate memorial battle flag from State House grounds, flag removed on July 10th; Univ. of Texas removes Confederate memorial from campus; City of Mobile removes all its historic flags from its city seal; Hillsborough County, Fla removes its historic flag display from the government center; Wichita, KS removes battle flag from Veterans’ memorial park; Cities of Columbus, Starkville, Hattiesburg, Magnolia and Grenada, MS remove state flag from city property, Natchez, Philadelphia and Vicksburg will eventually do the same; Virginia and Maryland discontinue their Sons of Confederate Veterans license plate program; National Park Service removes all historic flags from Fort Sumter, discontinues sales of  battle flags in its stores; NPS later reinstates Ft. Sumter’s historic flags on smaller poles; National Cathedral in Washington, DC removes Confederate flag imagery from its memorial reconciliation windows; Amazon, eBay, Wal-Mart, Sears, & Target discontinues sale of any items featuring Confederate Battle flag including already pre-ordered class rings; Flag companies Anin, Valley Forge, and Dixie Flag in San Antonio discontinue sale of battle Flag; Confederate monuments vandalized in Austin, Texas, Asheville, NC, Charleston, SC, Baltimore, MD, Columbia, SC, Richmond, Va. and St. Louis; Nashville restaurant, Acme Feed & Seed, removes Confederate flag artwork; Kentucky State Fair Board bans sales of Confederate flags, merchandise at state fair, flea market. 
 
July - Black Confederate flag supporter, Anthony Hervey, killed in a suspicious automobile “accident,” his car had been followed by a car containing blacks who had demonstrated against the flag and whom Hervey had angered; Confederate flag bearing horse removed from carousel in Saginaw, MI; Fort Smith (AR) ISD votes to remove Rebel mascot, end playing of “Dixie” at Southside High; Mississippi state flag removed from state flag display in Santa Ana, CA civic center; Disney removes Confederate Third National flag from its Epcot Exhibit on American history; City of Memphis vows to exhume remains of Gen. Forrest and his wife, move his statue; Monument to Women of the Confederacy vandalized in Raleigh, NC; Confederate Memorial monuments are vandalized in Charleston, Bellmead, Texas, Denton, Texas, Reidsville, NC, Rockville, MD, Cornelius, NC, Durham, NC, Richmond, Va., Oklahoma City and Charlotte, NC; Golfing Pro Bubba Watson decides to paint over the flag on the roof of his Gen. Lee automobile; Ohio State Fair bans sale of Confederate flags. 
 
August - Univ. of Miss. states its marching band will no longer play any version of “Dixie;” VA prohibits flying of Confederate battle flag on large poles in its Confederate POW cemeteries, the flag was flown twice a year; College of William and Mary removes Confederate flag from its ceremonial silver mace and a plaque honoring students who became Confederate soldiers from its Wren Building; Univ of Texas in Austin removes statues of Pres. Woodrow Wilson and Jefferson Davis from campus grounds; Vanderbilt Univ. reimburses United Daughters of the Confederacy to allow the removal of the words, “Confederate Memorial Hall” from a campus dormitory;  Bexar County, Texas officials remove all Confederate memorial plaques and monuments from Courthouse square—none of which featured an image of the battle flag;  Georgia Gov. Deal renames Confederate Memorial Day and Robert E. Lee’s birthday on state calendars to “state holiday;” Confederate monuments vandalized in Memphis, Chapel Hill, NC, Albemarle, NC, Charlotte, and Pensacola, Fla.; Wisconsin and New York State Fairs ban sale of Confederate flags or any other related merchandise; portrait of General JEB Stuart removed by a judge from courtroom in the Patrick City courthouse.
 
September - City of Winchester removes battle flag from its city seal, replaces with Stars and Bars;  Washington and Lee Univ. officials deny the SCV request to utilize Lee Chapel for Lee/Jackson Day services; City of Danville, Virginia removes Third National Confederate flag from site of last capitol of the Confederacy; City of Albuquerque removes first National Confederate flag from historic flag display; VA Hospital in Grand Junction, CO forces artist to paint over Confederate battle flag in mural depicting scenes from American history; Walton County, Fla. removes battle flag from Confederate memorial, replaces it with "Stars and Bars;" Boone Hall Plantation cancels Battle of Secessionville re-enactment.
 
October - University of Mississippi and Univ. of Southern Miss. discontinue flying state flag, Jackson State, Mississippi Valley, and Alcorn State have long since removed flag, Mississippi State will do so within a year; Florida Senate removes battle flag from its seal; monument to Florida's oldest Confederate veteran removed in Crestview, Fla; Rockville, MD moves Confederate memorial monument from courthouse grounds to private property; Boone County, MO moves "Confederate Rock" veterans memorial from courthouse grounds to Centralia battlefield.
 
November - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, known as the “Cathedral of the Confederacy,” removes Confederate flag imagery and plaques that honor Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee and Confederate soldiers from their sanctuary, other plaques that feature a Confederate flag  will be modified to remove the flag;  City of Charlotte NC moves its Confederate memorial monument from city hall grounds to a local cemetery.
 
2016: January - The words” Confederate Memorial” are removed from Orange County, NC Historical Museum Doorway; Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo bans Confederate battle flag, Second & Third National flags during events; Confederate graves are vandalized in Oakwood Cemetery in Raleigh, NC; Arkansas teen prohibited from joining US Marines because of his Confederate flag tattoo with the words ” Southern Pride.”   
 
March - Fla Legislature votes to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Kirby Smith from Statuary Hall in Washington DC; Austin (Texas) ISD votes to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School, San Diego (CA) ISD votes to rename Robert E. Lee Elementary School; City of Charlottesville seeks to remove statues of Gen. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and rename their respective parks; Oregon removes Mississippi state flag from state flag display; Alabama attorney removes Confederate flags from veterans’ graves in Union Springs; Confederate memorial monument vandalized in McCracken County, KY; Washington County (NY) Fair bans sale of Confederate flags, merchandise; San Lorenzo High School in California drops its UNLV “Rebel guy” mascot which was changed in the 1990’s from  a “Colonel Reb” mascot with the battle flag. 
 
April - City of Indianapolis prohibits placement of Confederate flags on the graves of Confederate soldiers buried in Crown Hill Cemetery.
 
May - Jefferson Davis Highway marker vandalized near Texas State University.
 
June - The Southern Baptist Convention passes resolution repudiating Confederate battle flag and asks its members to refrain from flying flag; Confederate flag removed from historic flag display in museum at Pennsylvania State Capitol; Douglasville, Ga renames Forrest Street.
 
July - Mississippi flag absent in state flag display at Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
 
September - City of Alexandria, VA renames section of Jefferson Davis Highway in the city; Jefferson Davis Highway marker removed from Texas State University campus; State of California bans artist and Civil War buff from displaying artwork featuring the Second National Confederate flag at the Big Fresno Fair. 
 
August - Addison County (VT) Fair bans sale of Confederate flag merchandise.
 
November - City of Louisville Kentucky removes Confederate memorial monument, later the monument is moved to Brandenburg, Ky.; Long Beach (CA) ISD renames Robert E. Lee Elementary School; Florida State Senate changes its seal to remove its historic flags and removes an historic Five Flags mural from the State Capitol.
 
December - City of New Orleans votes to remove its three Confederate monuments; Oklahoma Baptist University removes the Confederate battle flag from one its “History and Government” stained glass window in its Raley Chapel.
 
2017: March - Arkansas separates holiday honoring MLK and Robert E. Lee with no state holiday for Lee.
 
February - Orlando (Fla.) ISD renames Robert E. Lee Middle School; South Burlington, VT high school drops Rebel mascot.
 
April - City of Demopolis, Ala. votes not to restore Confederate soldier statue on Confederate  monument damaged by accident to original monument; Biloxi, MS mayor removes state flag from city’s municipal buildings; York County (SC) Clerk of Court removes Second National Confederate flag and portraits of Gens. Lee and Jackson from York County Courthouse; Confederate memorial monument in Brandenburg, Ky. Vandalized.
 
May - Mayor Landrieu of New Orleans removes the statues of Gen. Robert E. Lee, Gen. PTG Beauregard, and Pres. Jefferson Davis from New Orleans; Confederate memorial monuments vandalized in St. Louis and in Norfolk, VA
 
June - Baltimore, MD mayor states city wishes to remove and sell its four Confederate statues after initially installing “interpretative plaques” at each; Orlando Fla Mayor moves Confederate Memorial from Lake Eola Park to a local cemetery; City of Gainesville, Fla votes to remove "Ol' Joe" Confederate memorial; St. Louis, Mo removes Confederate memorial monument in Forest Park; Caddo County, La officials will discuss removal of Confederate Memorial monument; Lexington, KY to consider removal of two Confederate statues; Macomb, Miss. votes to remove state flag from all municipal buildings; The Mayor of Richmond, Va. states the city will create a commission to add context to statues on Monument Avenue 
 
July - San Lorenzo High School in California drops its “Rebels” mascot name; Bexar County, Texas votes to replace Courthouse Confederate Memorial with plaques honoring Texas Medal of Honor recipients.
 
He who controls the past controls the future.
He who controls the present controls the past.
 
Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted,
every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered.
And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute.
History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
George Orwell—1984
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<![CDATA[Governmental KUDZU—Peraria Lobata]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:51:16 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/governmental-kudzu-peraria-lobataBy Joan Hough

 
It is true that the NEW WORLD ORDER (Communism turned modern) and all the utter ugliness swamping our government and poking its prying fingers into our homes had its seeds planted back in the 1800s. Those seeds were well-planted in America in 1849.
 
 It is known that Communism, as a weed, existed in America at the time of the Pilgrims and later— from lack of food and water the plant appeared to die---only to be reborn in 1849 as a new seedling.  By 1861 it became a plant more harmful to our land than Kudzu (/ˈkʊdzuː/Pueraria lobata
 
 The Commie plant exudes a paralytic poison. Breathed in the 1800s, it went directly to the American brain and resulted in the death of over a million Americans—some brought to the North American continent by Republicans just to aid the Marxists-controlled White House kill the South’s “oh, so wicked, planter class”—and “make the world safe for democracy.”  (The Commie American War of 1861 was designed to kill all property owners and would be property owners in the South and to break the chains of the Constitution and remake the US into the homeland the mostly German Revolutionaries had fled to avoid imprisonment or execution earned for them by their failed so-called “Republican” revolution in Europe.   
 
 Communists, especially, hate folks who own anything. The works of General William Tecumseh Sherman and his brother Senator John Sherman are perfect examples of Communism in action. The “hero” arsonist General, and his politician brought, both great despisers of the aristocratic, Planter Class” became newly filthy rich “aristocrats” themselves, as a direct result of the genocide and holocaust the noble general perpetrated on Southern civilians and sleeping Indians, including Indian women and children.
 
 The murder of Southern planters, their women and children was deemed a necessity by Marx, Engels and now by their many deluded modern followers. This is not unexpected. Students of Communism have long been aware that Communists are violently, yes, violently, opposed to anyone other than all powerful government (and Commie elites, themselves) owning anything.
 
 To eliminate any hope of private ownership of property and the capitalism that engenders it, the Marxists knew that Americans with sense enough to oppose Communism must have their offspring, their every generation of descendants, influenced away from their parents.  Each generation of children must be most carefully Socialist-programmed through compulsory attendance in government controlled schools.  Descendants must be propagandized and conditioned to accept the Marxist-Commie-Socialist anti “Planter” beliefs. (Was this accomplished?  Almost.)
 
According to the Communists and their conditioned followers, Confederate descendants of today must be convinced that the so-called “Civil” War was fought to free the slaves. All Americans must have it permanently implanted in their brains that the South’s Planter Class deserved total destruction because it was full of wicked, wicked, slave mistreating people—planters such as Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson,  J.E.B. Stuart, James Longstreet, Richard Ewell, A.P. Hill, Jubal Early, John B. Gorgon, R. Porter Alexander, John S. Mosby, George R. Picket, Lewis Armistead, Isaac Trimble, “Extra Billy” Smith, Albert Jenkins, James Pettigrew, Richard Garnett, Maxcy Gregg, Basil Duke, Billy Mahone, John Bell Hood, Samuel Cooper, Joseph S,. Johnston, Ebenezer Farrand, Leonidas Polk, Charles Pickett, Robert Dabney, Leroy Augustus Stafford, and others. 
 
Even though Communists abhor all religions other than Communism---and hate all gods except theirs—the all-powerful government, they know how to sell the most monstrous of lies to ignorant and gullible Americans. The American Commies also know how to feign religious beliefs and use religion to inflame the passions of religious people. Communists never have missed an opportunity to declare the “planter class” a hedonistic group of non-Bibles believing, whip lashing, slave owners. None of the noble northerners, we are told, ever owned plantations in the north or even owned slaves. (Have they forgotten or do they merely lie?) And anyone daring to use the word “Marxist” about any of those 1848ers is banned by the “good and honest listener/reader, because the word “Marxist is political; there, as might be expected no reason for persons using the word KKK to ever be banned. (Never should the truth be mentioned about the KKK—that it was the entity responsible for the end of Bloody Reconstruction in the South—that without it, the South, most likely, would still be an obviously under the yoke of the north, as a conquered country.)
 
 
According to the enemies of truth—and these most certainly include most persons in influential positions in academia, the communications media, politics, and behind the pulpits—the War of 1861 was fought to free the slaves. They have convinced themselves that Ulysses S. Grant, a big leader in that war, certainly did not own slaves and certainly did not keep them in slavery long after the end of the war—or he certainly would not have been elected U.S. President by his fellow Radical [Commie] Republicans-(Lie after lie!). They cleverly convince themselves and gull fellow Americans to believe that The U.S. government, after 1865, could not have done business with two nations still practicing slavery.
 
 
The noxious weed of Communism-name changed to Socialism-- experienced a period of extremely rapid growth again in the 1960s and it continues growing. It has reached the point today where it is choking out all vegetation depending on liberty for sustenance. This horrific weed's growth eventually will result in the total erasure of the few remaining remnants of our nation's once magnificent Republic--a form of government not besmirched originally by Democracy. Soon the “united States” will be absorbed into THE NEW WORLD ORDER OF GLOBAL GOVERNMENT.
 
 The next role of our nation will be a lowly one. This will result due to the country’s transformation, through immigration, into a third world nation filled with ignorance, superstition, and cultural conflicts. The immigrants will be used to enable the nation’s turning away from the U.S. Constitution and the Republic the Constitution enabled.  The people in the “united States” will swing, like the man on the flying trapeze -- with the greatest of ease from freedom into serfdom. Their new feudal lord will be the super-rich elites in THE NEW WORLD ORDER.
 
 
The takeover by the New World Order will occur despite the alarmed cries, the prayers, and the resistance of citizens whose ancestors had once created a government designed in recognition of the God given rights of freedom for all citizens—a government under the control of the states, a Republic the world had once hailed as the greatest government on earth.
 
The move into the New World Order will enrich its elitist proponents, its George Bush bunch, its Clintons, its Obamas, its Kissingers, its Rockefellers, beyond their wildest dreams.
 
Because they dance as puppets on the strings of the elitists, the execution of the removal plan will not be hindered by more than a few, brave, elected Republican-Constitutionalists.  Americans will assume their new roles in a reborn feudal system.
 
The only hope for disassembling the New World Order Communist plan is if enough Americans can throw off the brainwash which, as a major work of the US government controlled School system, has inundated Americans’ thought processes for generations.
 
Freedom from the New World Order’s tyranny is possible if enough Americans read, understand, and formulate action based on the information provided by an increasing number of politically incorrect authors.
 
Remember the UNHOLY FOURSOME includes The Council on Foreign Relations, the Trilateral Commission, The Bilderberg Group and the International Bankers.  All the biggy Republicans and Democrats are in all four of these little collections of billionaires.  
 
READ:  -To obtain information on the Bilderberg Group—The Bilderberg Group by Daniel Estulin.
 
 If you want more information on the International Bankers—read The Creature From Jekyll Island by Edward Griffin.
 
If you are truly interested in putting all the pieces of the puzzle together and to really understand how our national government has “accidentally” made so many horrifically incorrect movements—
 
READ:  The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline by James Perloff. Check out all the photos in that book. They are an amazing collection. It has been said that  this book is  one the most powerful bits of truth, the modern world has ever seen! It connects all the dots and takes us on the path of truth through various historical periods in our modern America.  DON'T MISS READING IT!  
 
There can be no denial, Communism has reached new heights now in our America. THE NEW WORLD ORDER GANG has begun dishing out its poison to ordinary mortals all over the globe.
 
We are encouraged to believe that our mighty politicians are “the brilliant ones who can do no wrong.”  We are expected to believe this lie because no matter how mediocre their intellectual abilities may be—once politicians find their place among the anointed ones—that is, among “the elected ones,” they instantaneously and magically get an IQ boost that places them in the genius class. Their brains become so highly activated that it becomes impossible for them to form a wrong opinion or cast an incorrect vote—why, they can even vote without reading a word in the bill for which they vote.  The oh, so brilliant female, Pelosi the all-girl Democrat, has declared voting on a bill must precede reading the bill, so the voters then can get to read the bill. Does she not inspire faith in women in government?  Is she not just as intellectually capable as are allof the ladies on the Supreme Court?  Of course, she does not and of course she is.
 
Elected politicians, evidently, gain also the ability to cloud our eyes and control our views of all issues. Thinking upon the vast increase in their intellectual powers and of the near worship their constituents accord them once election occurs—I am reminded of something I read probably while I was quite young—in the days of pre-television and pre-Internet!   That something impressed me so that, although I have forgotten the man’s name and the name of his nation, here I am sixty or so years later and I have not forgotten his story. He was sent by his nation to serve in the United Nations and so he did. When the time came for his return to his native land, he did and was hailed as a hero recognized for his great wisdom and “smartness.” His people, acknowledging his “smartness,” and desiring that at least some of it could be theirs—ate him.
 
 One must wonder if many of our current legal and privileged African immigrants and black Democrats in Congress are this smart man’s tribal folk. One thing, for sure, is there’s not much chance the guy is related to that U.S. Representative from Georgia by name of Hank Johnson (a black man who fears Guam will sink if too many sailors and Marines land on it.)
 
It is impossible for me to recall the source of what I read about cannibalism and the UN delegate, but there was no internet then, so the story must have appeared in a regular newspaper—which was my major source of information. It is reported that in places, such as the Congo and in Liberia, cannibalism still is in existence.   Today there are some articles online concerning cannibals. I cannot attest to their veracity, but here are some addresses:
http://heretical.com/cannibal/congo1.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cannibalism
 
 The "popular vote" is a major part of that form of government the Communists (New World Order gang) love so much --DEMOCRACY.  Democracy is according to Marx is necessary to Communism, it is the gateway to the New World Order of Communism wherein all humans possess perfect equality—everyone makes the same amount of money (everybody except the “elites.”)  Of course Marx never tells the truth that Communism's New World Order is WHERE THE RICH and powerful leaders, while they live GET unequally RICHER and everybody else gets equally poor and stays that way.  
 
     Should you not understand why Democracy is such a terrible form of government—and why our founding fathers deliberately chose to make our form of government a Republic, instead of a Democracy and why they avoided a government based on THE POPULAR VOTE:
 
READ:  THE LAW by Fredric Bastiat. (this is a very tiny but very important book and can be read quickly.)
 
                The Popular Vote was a grand idea that released the U.S. Senators from the chains of the Constitution by freeing them from the constitutionally-mandated control of the individual state over its two Senators—thus allowing the Senators the freedom of selling themselves to the highest bidders, which they usually seem to do—and which may fully explain why folks enter the Senate as millionaires but within a year or so have doubled their wealth.  It makes them especially vulnerable, also, to blackmail, threats, and bribery. They can now vote on bills without reading them and yet cannot be held accountable by the people except when the time comes for re-election.  By then the fickle voters with attention spans of a gnat have forgotten what they may have once thought important.
 
                Previously, before the birth of the Commie pushed amendment freeing the Senators, the people in each state could easily recall a U.S. Senator by ordering it through their local politicians in their state’s legislative body.  The people knew their local politicians--The politicians lived near them- and could be reached easily and regularly so.  They were not residents of Washington, D.C. or its environs. The national Senators were under the express control of the State legislature and if they did not do what the people wished—they could be quickly be removed from office. The state legislatures held the “u.S.” Senators feet to the fire--just as was intended by the Republic’s founding fathers.  The Marxist Republicans altered this in 1913 when they made the US senators elected by “popular vote.”  At the same time, they passed Marx’s highly desired income tax amendment and, also. snookered Americans into accepting a privately owned central bank parading as one controlled and audited by the U.S. government. (Those 1848er European Revolutionaries certainly achieved some important Communist goals in 1913.)
 
                PLEASE remember this truth as you examine the Constitutional amendments which were never legally, as required by the Constitution itself, passed during Reconstruction. Those planks not taken care of in the Constitution, ratified by the people, were made into law by Congressional feat.  The 1848ers, the European Revolutionaries who, by the thousands hastened to the US after their failed socialist war bringing with them their political agenda to remake America by breaking the chains of the US Constitution.  Marx and Engels wrote the Manifesto at the behest of the European Illuminati who thereafter changed their name to COMMUNISTS.  The Manifesto is their "bible."  All-powerful government is their god. Some of the Communist "ten commandments" have, been placed by amendments (not legally ratified) into the U.S. Constitution i.e. Income tax, as a means of looting citizens, virtually enslaving them.  Other Communist plans included the creation of a public-school system and the infiltration of the public-school curriculum into private schools—all for the purpose of brainwashing future voters so that a forever Radical-Marxist-Controlled Republican Party remained in control.
 
The Marxist commandments called for the seizing of REBEL property, accomplished on huge scale in the so-called Civil War—almost as if the War on the property holders of the South had been planned when the Manifesto was written in 1848.  Our Federal Reserve Bank was called for in the Manifesto was not actually presented to the American people as a Constitutional Amendment because of the public’s great resistance to the illegally added 14th Amendment which was, liked the Income Tax Amendment, judged legal despite its failure, to meet the Constitutional ratification requirements for passing.   
 
 Most of the people reading this—already know that the Marxist Communists created the Republican Party in Ripon, Wisconsin with the assistance of Horace Greeley and the members of the members of his  defunct commune there.  
 
Horace Greeley should be credited with Communist Allen Bovay, as one of the main creators of the grand old Republican party.  Greeley, you may recall was a close friend of Abe Lincoln’s—their relationship began when both served in the U.S. House of Representatives. Lincoln, no book reader, was an ardent newspaper reader of America’s most widely circulated newspaper—that one owned and edited by Greeley. 
 
Greeley hired Charles Dana as a foreign correspondent to Europe cover the Socialist Communist Revolution of 1848. While there, Dana became bosom buddies with Marx and Engels—a relationship which may have engendered Lincoln’s choosing of Dana to become the “eyes and ears” of the Union, as the Assistant-Secretary of War.
 
  Dana’s writing skills are believed to have been the source of a virtual whirlwind of hideous, anti-South propaganda spat out to create a northern desire for the killing of Southerners- men, women and children by northerners. This hideous propaganda was in Marxist fashion cleverly fed to men behind pulpits throughout the north—and thus turned the United States invasion of the Confederate nation into a religious impelled extermination of not just the South’s military, but its civilians.
 
 Interestingly, Charles Fremont, a future two times, Republican Party’s candidate for the US presidency and a Republican General in the Uncivil War, was also in Europe at the same time as Dana.  
 
 To learn more about Dana and his Communism efforts, refer to LINCOLN’S MARXISTS by Al Benson and Walter Kennedy.
 
 The failure of the European Illuminati engineered, Socialist Revolution saw Dana back in New York where he bought a partnership in Horace Greeley’s “New York Tribune.” It was then that Greeley hired Marx as a Foreign Correspondent.  Marx, in his ten years with the Tribune, wrote over 350 bylined articles, —and a hundred or so others with Engels. Marx often voiced his displeasure concerning the lack of credit accorded him for his editorials.  
 
It is known that Abe Lincoln was not only quite a student of socialistic materials while in the U.S. House of Representatives, but was also an addicted, and highly influenced reader of Marx’s work in Greeley’s widely circulated paper. Lincoln and Greeley had become close while they both were, for a little while, members in the House of Representatives.  Marx’s congratulatory communication to Abe may be the only remaining bit of communication left of the Lincoln-Marx mutual admiration society. the very fact that it was not destroyed continues to amaze most folks knowledgeable about it. 
 
 To learn more about Karl Marx's only regular job he ever had—Correspondent for The New York Tribune. 
Read:  Karl Marx: Dispatches For The New York Tribune: Selected Journalism Of Karl Marx, edited by James Ledbetter.
 
READ:  The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels (this is a little, little book—but has changed the world several times and is now inspiring the hideous nightmare called THE NEW WORLD ORDER. Pro United Nations junk is part of the poison fed us by the same folks. The European Union and the North American Union are birds of the same feather. Every single plank in the Communist platform, as revealed in their Manifesto— is now the law of the land in our America.
 
 Some of the Manifesto’s goals are clearly recognized in on all American citizens today—but, most especially on Southerners who are singled out by the deliberate Marxist- inspired stirring of class hatred. This stirring is clearly visible in the work of the NAACP and the Anti-Poverty movement.  The “death tax: us one aspect of the class-hatred work of the Commies.   The Communist desired dissolution of marriage (not one of the Commie's ten commandments but very definitely called for elsewhere in the Manifesto) is impelled forward by the radicals, because marriages create families which are the very glue that holds a national government together- and Communists cannot break the chains of the US Constitution, so long as American families remain intact, and there are legitimate kids under the influence of “normal” parental partners (a man and a woman).  Communists are aware that not only must people t be free from parents to be good Communists, but must be freed from religion, also.  Only the state (the national government) must be god.


  Think the Commies have not been doing their thing in the “united states” since 1849?  
Then, you don't know your American history. If you will take the time to read The Communist Manifesto, you will know what our enemy has done to us. You will know why our U.S. Constitution was shredded in 1861 and why it has never been glued back together. You will learn which American laws came to us thanks to the Marxists.  
 
Read:  dixieoutfitters.com - Communist's Effect In America.
Read: www.deovindice.org/begin-to-connect-the-dots.html , the workd of  The Confederate Society of America.
Read: Confederate Gray: Lincoln's Marxists  confederategray.blogspot.com/2013/02/lincolns-marxists.html   
 
Read Lincoln's Marxists by Al Benson And Donald Kennedy.  Read The United NationsExposed by William Jasper.
 
Read: Abraham Lincoln’s Execution by Dr. John Chandler Griffin; read Murdering Mr. Lincoln: A New Detection of the 19th Century’s Most Famous Crime by Charles Higham.  Learn the truth that has been deliberately hidden from you throughout your entire life. learn how Lincoln double-crossed his good buddies and lost his life because of it. Learn why reconstruction in the South was important enough for Lincoln’s murder to be cleverly conceived and cleverly put into action—and for those responsible for all to never be caught— Does the Lincoln murder not remind you of the murders of the two Kennedy brothers?  If it doesn't make you think back to poor John F. Kennedy and his brother Bobby---and make you understand why Lifeguard Teddy became a tool for the CFR—if it doesn't make you wish we had been given the real truth about that shooting of Ronald Reagan—and make you wonder who really got rid of Richard Nixon---and why-- and who really killed Vincent Foster and why? —and cause you to think that folks old enough to know  a few things  during WWII still think that George Patton would have made a great Anti-Communist President and wonder just who had him was knocked off in such an opportune manner, you have been hopelessly dumbed down.
 
Read:  Target Patton The Plot to Assassinate General George S. Patton by Robert K. Wilcox,
 
And some of these same folks think that Patton’s nemesis Eisenhower’s sudden, sudden, sudden SHOOT up in rocket speed up from a low-ranking officer to the role of Supreme Military Commander was more than just a wee bit weird, as was Eisenhower’s placement in the Oval Office.  (Naïve me! I remember at the time I thought how wonderful it was to have as President a man that both political parties had sought as their candidate for the Presidency.) At the end of WWII, some military veterans considered it rather odd that Roosevelt and Eisenhower prohibited Patton from taking Berlin and let Russia take it instead-----almost as if somebody was following Mother Russia's own orders to give away most of the conquered land to Russia—same reason the U.S. government would not accept Japan’s surrender before Russia was in the war against the Orient for a week—allowing the US to give Russia most of that hunk of geography.  
 
No conspiracy here---just certain Americans during the World War II period— doing their usual thing.  They had the power—their ideological heirs now have that same stuff---so none dare call it treason.
 
Americans are stupid, aren't we?  We repeatedly prove this to be true. If we are not stupid, we would never have allowed men with great persuasive powers (and personal loot in mind) to take us into war after war. We would have known after WWII they lied when they promised that if we'd only accept the United Nations there would never be war again.  (Rockefeller’s gift of NY land was of great value, but his own close relative was likely to gain millions because of his job supervising all creation and construction on that land.) We, the people, were seduced by a vast continental bombardment of lies convincing us that we simply must get the U.S. into the U.N. and build the U.N. in the U. S.—that by doing this we would see the people of the world “debate,” “talk,” rather than fight.
 
 They LIED.  Now it is all too evident—we need to get the U.S. out of the U.N. and the U.N. out of the U.S.  We must rid ourselves of that Communist, New World Order central office that instigated wars called “police actions” in places such as Korea and Vietnam and now in never-ending middle east horrors resulting in a virtual avalanche of unassimilable immigrants being invited here by the brain washers and welcomed by the brainwashed.
 
Any “idjit” knows that all our “Police Actions” are wars—that war is war no matter the name.  And some of us even know why we involve our America in wars. Those who know not should read WAR IS A RACKET by Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (This is the truth about all of America's wars written by America's Most Decorated Soldier.) You'll need a strong stomach and a box of Kleenex to view the photos Butler places after his testimony.
 

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<![CDATA[Is America Still a Nation?]]>Wed, 12 Jul 2017 17:46:45 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/is-america-still-a-nationBy Patrick J. Buchanan
from Lew Rockwell.com

In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…”
And who were these “people”?
In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…”

If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and one people?
We no longer have the same ancestors. They are of every color and from every country. We do not speak one language, but rather English, Spanish and a host of others. We long ago ceased to profess the same religion. We are Evangelical Christians, mainstream Protestants, Catholics, Jews, Mormons, Muslims, Hindus and Buddhists, agnostics and atheists.

Federalist No. 2 celebrated our unity. Today’s elites proclaim that our diversity is our strength. But is this true or a tenet of trendy ideology?

After the attempted massacre of Republican Congressmen at that ball field in Alexandria, Fareed Zakaria wrote: “The political polarization that is ripping this country apart” is about “identity … gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation (and) social class.” He might have added — religion, morality, culture and history.

Zakaria seems to be tracing the disintegration of our society to that very diversity that its elites proclaim to be its greatest attribute: “If the core issues are about identity, culture and religion … then compromise seems immoral. American politics is becoming more like Middle Eastern politics, where there is no middle ground between being Sunni or Shiite.”

Among the issues on which we Americans are at war with one another — abortion, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, white cops, black crime, Confederate monuments, LGBT rights, affirmative action.

Was the discovery of America and conquest of this continent from 1492 to the 20th century among the most glorious chapters in the history of man? Or was it a half-millennium marked by mankind’s most scarlet of sins: the genocide of native peoples, the enslavement of Africans, the annihilation of indigenous cultures, the spoliation of a virgin land?

Is America really “God’s Country”? Or was Barack Obama’s pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, justified when, after 9/11, he denounced calls of “God Bless America!” with the curse “God Damn America!”?
With its silence, the congregation seemed to assent.

In 1954, the Pledge of Allegiance many of us recited daily at the end of noon recess in the schoolyard was amended to read, “one nation, under God, indivisible.”

Are we still one nation under God? At the Democratic Convention in Charlotte to renominate Barack Obama, a motion to put “God” back into the platform was hooted and booed by half the assembly.

With this July 4 long weekend, many writers have bewailed the animus Americans exhibit toward one another and urged new efforts to reunite us. Yet, recall again those first words of Jefferson in 1776:
“When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them…”

Are we approaching such a point? Could the Constitution, as currently interpreted, win the approval of two-thirds of our citizens and three-fourth of our states, if it were not already the supreme law of the land? How would a national referendum on the Constitution turn out, when many Americans are already seeking a new constitutional convention?

All of which invites the question: Are we still a nation? And what is a nation? French writer Ernest Renan gave us the answer in the 19th century:
“A nation is a soul, a spiritual principle. Two things … constitute this soul, this spiritual principle. One is the past, the other is the present. One is the possession in common of a rich legacy of memories; the other is present consent, the desire to live together, the desire to continue to invest in the heritage that we have jointly received.

“Of all cults, that of the ancestors is the most legitimate: our ancestors have made us what we are. A heroic past with great men and glory … is the social capital upon which the national idea rests. These are the essential conditions of being a people: having common glories in the past and a will to continue them in the present; having made great things together and wishing to make them again.”

Does this sound at all like us today?

Watching our Lilliputians tearing down statues and monuments, renaming buildings and streets, rewriting history books to replace heroes and historical truths with the doings of ciphers, are we disassembling the nation we once were?
“One loves in proportion to the sacrifices that one has committed and the troubles that one has suffered,” writes Renan, “One loves the house that one has built and that one passes on.”

Are we passing on the house we inherited — or observing its demolition?]]>
<![CDATA[Can a Gov't. be Representative if IT CANNOT be TRUSTED?]]>Wed, 05 Jul 2017 16:04:52 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/can-a-govt-be-representative-if-it-cannot-be-trusted
  I suppose the above subject line question will be ‘answered’ differently depending on where you live in America today.
  That, in of itself, is indicative of & should give pause to many as it clearly IS the REASON for America’s plight & dilemma of today…. et al.
 
  Today is the 4th of July- a day that is intended to celebrate the People’s INDEPENDENCE…..synonymous with INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM….but are WE?!
 
*  When America SEPARATED itself from a Tyrannical King, its People were REPRESENTED via their Independent States with EACH being EQUAL to the Other.
 
*  This was of Deliberate INTENTION so that no-one OR nothing would OBSTRUCT the objectivity and purpose associated with Each Independent State .
        Equally,  EACH STATE was ‘composed’ of their OWN State Citizens  (NOT Federal Citizens) and EACH PERSON, at that time (North & South alike) referred to their Sovereign State as THEIR COUNTRY!
 
*  The PEOPLE were NOT ‘Citizen’s’ of a CENTRAL Gov’t. thereby insuring & guaranteeing their INDEPENDENCE, LIBERTIES & FREEDOMS because of Their Individual Identities.
 
*  As such, they ALL (States) understood that a ‘Mediator’ would be required to reconcile ANY differences that might arise between them.
 
*  So a draft was created in the form of what was called the Articles of CONFEDERATION (the FIRST Constitution) that provided the ‘Mediator’ (Federal gov’t.) with LIMITED POWERS but remaining totally SUBSERVIENT to the Individual Countries (States).
 
*  Sadly, those Articles of CONFEDERATION, it would be argued by ‘some’, were to strident in that it’s ‘language’ delineating between LIMITED & UNLIMITED powers was to prohibitive and would ‘impede’ the ability of the ‘Mediator’ to ‘function properly’.
 
(You see, despite having REVOLTED from a CENTRAL POWER in the form of a Monarchy, there were many who still believed that a Government similar in make-up to the one we just Separated from should be similarly, if not equally, created despite a REVOLUTION that was fought to create an alternative.)
 
*  So a COMPROMISE was reached and the Articles of CONFEDERATION (our FIRST CONSTITUTION) was ‘amended’ and replaced with the U.S. Constitution.
 
*  It was a COMPROMOSIE to pacify the Decenters who still believed in the orthodoxy associated with a Central Power (Gov’t).
 
*  Sadly however, that PACIFICATION created a ‘Doorway’ that would ultimately provide the ‘Original Mediator’ (Central Gov’t.), with such UNLIMITED POWER that it was bound to  CONFLICT with those Originally granted to Each of the former Independent Sovereigns.  
 
(That is what prompted Patrick Henry to say: “I smell a Rat” when the Constitution replaced the Articles of CONFEDERATION)
 
*  Thus tensions would eventually come to pass as a Majority of Sovereign States would begin to exercise THEIR COMBINED POWER through that original ‘Mediator ‘that provided them with the ‘excise’ power of the ‘upper hand’.
 
( For INSTANCE and just like today: One Sovereign that created its own problems ( eg: financial) and using its ‘Majority’ position through the former LIMITED Central Gov’t to extract from another Sovereign their ‘riches’ in order to bail themselves out from the dilemma of their own creation….like in a Taxation scheme….
 
This ‘practice’ would ultimately create the ‘FOUNDATION’ from which THE ‘ORIGINAL MEDIATOR’ would BECOME LARGER than Life Itself &TOTALLY UNLIMITED!!!!
 
*  Fist-Fights in ‘Congress’ became common place over the years following our Revolution between REPRESENTATIVES of the Sovereign States protesting the use of a Pejorative Plurality that was using their stations to IMPOSE ‘Laws’ that were NOT within the confines associated with the INTERESTS of Sovereign STATES whose Countries were INDEPENDENT from one another.
 
What was happening was ‘Re-Distribution’ wherein the former LIMITED Power associated with the ‘Original Mediator’ was being miss-used & fast becoming an entity in of itself that would use the IMBALANCE of a Majority of States to TAKE FROM ONE & Give to ANOTHER & thereby create a whole NEW PURPOSE for ITSELF.
 
*  This became more than obvious and is why John C. Calhoun so poignantly asked in 1831 this:
 
“Stripped of all its COVERING, the NAKED question IS: whether ours is a FEDERAL (Limited gov’t. as it was intended- ‘Original Mediator’) or, CONSOLIDATED government Pejorative Plurality as noted)….;
 
A government resting Solidly on the basis of the Sovereignty of the States, or the Un-Restrained will of a Majority?;
A form of Government, as in all UNLIMITED One’s (like the One we SEPARATED from) in which Injustice, Violence and Force MUST ultimately prevail.”
 
-       John C. Calhoun, 1831
 
*  This is WHY the American Civil War came about folks.
 
*  One side, as YOU can see, said this is NOT what we were to be about and decided to ‘opt-out’ as was their option under the 10th Amendment of the Original U.S. Constitution.
 
 
What YOU have today, generations removed from that time when we were Citizens of our Original Countries (States) and in control of our duly elected REPRESENTATIVES, is a consortium of PRETENDERS within an ALTERED THEATER of a Government that was NEVER to have BEEN.
 
(Additionally, less you do not know, they have made of us ALL THEIR FEDERAL CITIZENS stripping from us our former Identity as State Citizens that gives them the Power to do to us whatever they damn well please because it is their NATIONAL LAWS that give them province to do so… unlike that time when we were PROTECTED by our OWN State Laws.
Are y’all seeing what has been done to us all?)
 
As such, Corruption, Collusion, Special Favours, Un-Fairness, Miss-Truths, Denials, Intemperance associated with IMPERIAL POWER have ALL replaced what we once HAD!
 
And they all abide & exist today thanks to a controlled system enforced by ‘Those Magistrates of Deceit’ who were once nothing more than a simple  ‘Mediator’ with LIMITED POWER!
 
Today, we have a Ruling 2-Party Oligarchy that embraces the CENTREAL-NATIONAL DOCTRINE while PRETENDING to be REPRESENTATIVES who are nothing more than ‘ordained’ ministers of their own Political Faith who long ago abandoned & abrogated from ANYTHING ever remotely associated with the Principles & Convictions of our REPUBLIC!
 
We merely SANCTION their Authority over us by ‘voting’ them in each election as our former Sovereign States (Countries ) are  NO longer in control of their Unbridled lust for Power.
       THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE between them and any authoritarian government because WE LONG AGO LOST THAT DISTINCTION & CONTROL when our State Sovereigns became their BASTARD CHILDREN ….
 
         Today, it is “Those Peoples” ‘Tail that wags our Dog’.
 
Are Y’all ‘Connecting the Dots?
 
YOU CAN’T FIX what “Those People” have BROKEN by DESIGN.
Unless we SEPARATE, this land will run RED in Blood because a Government that CANNOT be TRUSTED, thanks to what they have RECONSTRUCTED by design, CANNOT REPRESENT…. And that should be more than obvious to ANY with an ounce of God’s Common Sense.
 
  Can YOU NOW begin to comprehend what  Lincoln’s ‘Un-Civil War’ was all about?

Separation IS Our ONLY Hope

Craig Maus,
President, The Confederate Society of America
Still think’en it’s a ‘Happy 4th’? What are we celebrating….. our Loss of Freedoms and Independence?
 
  I suppose the above subject line question will be ‘answered’ differently depending on where you live in America today.
  That, in of itself, is indicative of & should give pause to many as it clearly IS the REASON for America’s plight & dilemma of today…. et al.
 
  Today is the 4th of July- a day that is intended to celebrate the People’sINDEPENDENCE…..synonymous with INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM….but are WE?!
 
Ø  When America SEPARATED itself from a Tyrannical King, its People were REPRESENTED via their Independent States with EACH being EQUAL to the Other.
 
Ø  This was of Deliberate INTENTION so that no-one OR nothing would OBSTRUCT the objectivity and purpose associated with Each Independent State .
        Equally,  EACH STATE was ‘composed’ of their OWN State Citizens  (NOT Federal Citizens) and EACH PERSON, at that time (North & South alike) referred to their Sovereign State as THEIR COUNTRY!
 
Ø  The PEOPLE were NOT ‘Citizen’s’ of a CENTRAL Gov’t. thereby insuring & guaranteeing theirINDEPENDENCELIBERTIES FREEDOMS because of Their Individual Identities.
 
Ø  As such, they ALL (States) understood that a ‘Mediator’ would be required to reconcile ANY differences that might arise between them.
 
Ø  So a draft was created in the form of what was called the Articles of CONFEDERATION (the FIRST Constitution) that provided the ‘Mediator’ (Federal gov’t.) with LIMITED POWERS but remaining totally SUBSERVIENT to the Individual Countries (States).
 
Ø  Sadly, those Articles of CONFEDERATION, it would be argued by ‘some’, were to strident in that it’s ‘language’ delineating between LIMITED & UNLIMITED powers was to prohibitive and would ‘impede’ the ability of the ‘Mediator’ to ‘function properly’.
 
(You see, despite having REVOLTED from a CENTRAL POWER in the form of a Monarchy, there were many who still believed that a Government similar in make-up to the one we just Separated from should be similarly, if not equally, created despite a REVOLUTION that was fought to create an alternative.)
 
Ø  So a COMPROMISE was reached and the Articles of CONFEDERATION (our FIRST CONSTITUTION)was ‘amended’ and replaced with the U.S. Constitution.
 
Ø  It was a COMPROMOSIE to pacify the Decenters who still believed in the orthodoxy associated with a Central Power (Gov’t).
 
Ø  Sadly however, that PACIFICATION created a ‘Doorway’ that would ultimately provide the ‘Original Mediator’ (Central Gov’t.), with such UNLIMITED POWER that it was bound to  CONFLICT withthose Originally granted to Each of the former Independent Sovereigns.  
 
(That is what prompted Patrick Henry to say: “I smell a Rat” when the Constitution replaced the Articles of CONFEDERATION)
 
Ø  Thus tensions would eventually come to pass as a Majority of Sovereign States would begin to exercise THEIR COMBINED POWER through that original ‘Mediator ‘that provided them with the ‘excise’ power of the ‘upper hand’.
 
For INSTANCE and just like today: One Sovereign that created its own problems ( eg: financial) and using its ‘Majority’ position through the former LIMITED Central Gov’t to extract from another Sovereign their ‘riches’ in order to bail themselves out from the dilemma of their own creation….like in a Taxation scheme….

 
This ‘practice’ would ultimately create the ‘FOUNDATION’ from which THE ‘ORIGINAL MEDIATOR’ would BECOME LARGER than Life Itself &TOTALLY UNLIMITED!!!!
 
Ø  Fist-Fights in ‘Congress’ became common place over the years following our Revolution between REPRESENTATIVES of the Sovereign States protesting the use of a Pejorative Plurality that was using their stations to IMPOSE ‘Laws’ that were NOT within the confines associated with the INTERESTS of Sovereign STATES whose Countries were INDEPENDENT from one another.
 
What was happening was ‘Re-Distribution’ wherein the former LIMITED Power associated with the ‘Original Mediator’ was being miss-used & fast becoming an entity in of itself that would use the IMBALANCE of a Majority of States to TAKE FROM ONE & Give to ANOTHER & thereby create a whole NEW PURPOSE for ITSELF.
 
Ø  This became more than obvious and is why John C. Calhoun so poignantly asked in 1831 this:
 
“Stripped of all its COVERING, the NAKED question IS: whether ours is a FEDERAL (Limited gov’t. as it was intended- ‘Original Mediator’) or, CONSOLIDATED government Pejorative Plurality as noted)….;
 
A government resting Solidly on the basis of the Sovereignty of the States, or the Un-Restrained will of a Majority?;
A form of Government, as in all UNLIMITED One’s (like the One we SEPARATED from) in which Injustice, Violence and Force MUST ultimately prevail.”
 
-       John C. Calhoun, 1831
 
Ø  This is WHY the American Civil War came about folks.
 
Ø  One side, as YOU can see, said this is NOT what we were to be about and decided to ‘opt-out’ as was their option under the 10th Amendment of the Original U.S. Constitution.
 

 
What YOU have today, generations removed from that time when we were Citizens of our Original Countries (States) and in control of our duly elected REPRESENTATIVES, is a consortium of PRETENDERS within an ALTERED THEATER of a Government that was NEVER to have BEEN.
 
(Additionally, less you do not know, they have made of us ALL THEIR FEDERAL CITIZENSstripping from us our former Identity as State Citizens that gives them the Power to do to us whatever they damn well please because it is their NATIONAL LAWS that give them province to do so… unlike that time when we were PROTECTED by our OWN State Laws.
Are y’all seeing what has been done to us all?)
 
As such, Corruption, Collusion, Special Favours, Un-Fairness, Miss-Truths, Denials, Intemperance associated with IMPERIAL POWER have ALL replaced what we once HAD!
 
And they all abide & exist today thanks to a controlled system enforced by ‘Those Magistrates of Deceit’ who were once nothing more than a simple  ‘Mediator’ with LIMITED POWER!
 
Today, we have a Ruling 2-Party Oligarchy that embraces the CENTREAL-NATIONAL DOCTRINE while PRETENDING to be REPRESENTATIVES who are nothing more than ‘ordained’ ministers of their own Political Faith who long ago abandoned & abrogated from ANYTHING ever remotely associated with the Principles & Convictions of our REPUBLIC!
 
We merely SANCTION their Authority over us by ‘voting’ them in each election as our former Sovereign States (Countries ) are  NO longer in control of their Unbridled lust for Power.
       THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE between them and any authoritarian government because WE LONG AGO LOST THAT DISTINCTION & CONTROL when our State Sovereigns became their BASTARD CHILDREN ….
 
         Today, it is “Those Peoples” ‘Tail that wags our Dog’.
 
Are Y’all ‘Connecting the Dots?
 
YOU CAN’T FIX what “Those People” have BROKEN by DESIGN.
Unless we SEPARATE, this land will run RED in Blood because a Government that CANNOT be TRUSTED, thanks to what they have RECONSTRUCTED by design, CANNOT REPRESENT…. And that should be more than obvious to ANY with an ounce of God’s Common Sense.
 
 
  Can YOU NOW begin to comprehend what  Lincoln’s ‘Un-Civil War’ was all about?
Separation IS Our ONLY Hope!
Craig Maus,
President, The Confederate Society of America
www.deovindice.org
Still think’en it’s a ‘Happy 4th’? What are we celebrating….. our Loss of Freedoms and Independence?
 
  I suppose the above subject line question will be ‘answered’ differently depending on where you live in America today.
  That, in of itself, is indicative of & should give pause to many as it clearly IS the REASON for America’s plight & dilemma of today…. et al.
 
  Today is the 4th of July- a day that is intended to celebrate the People’sINDEPENDENCE…..synonymous with INDIVIDUAL FREEDOM….but are WE?!
 
Ø  When America SEPARATED itself from a Tyrannical King, its People were REPRESENTED via their Independent States with EACH being EQUAL to the Other.
 
Ø  This was of Deliberate INTENTION so that no-one OR nothing would OBSTRUCT the objectivity and purpose associated with Each Independent State .
        Equally,  EACH STATE was ‘composed’ of their OWN State Citizens  (NOT Federal Citizens) and EACH PERSON, at that time (North & South alike) referred to their Sovereign State as THEIR COUNTRY!
 
Ø  The PEOPLE were NOT ‘Citizen’s’ of a CENTRAL Gov’t. thereby insuring & guaranteeing theirINDEPENDENCELIBERTIES FREEDOMS because of Their Individual Identities.
 
Ø  As such, they ALL (States) understood that a ‘Mediator’ would be required to reconcile ANY differences that might arise between them.
 
Ø  So a draft was created in the form of what was called the Articles of CONFEDERATION (the FIRST Constitution) that provided the ‘Mediator’ (Federal gov’t.) with LIMITED POWERS but remaining totally SUBSERVIENT to the Individual Countries (States).
 
Ø  Sadly, those Articles of CONFEDERATION, it would be argued by ‘some’, were to strident in that it’s ‘language’ delineating between LIMITED & UNLIMITED powers was to prohibitive and would ‘impede’ the ability of the ‘Mediator’ to ‘function properly’.
 
(You see, despite having REVOLTED from a CENTRAL POWER in the form of a Monarchy, there were many who still believed that a Government similar in make-up to the one we just Separated from should be similarly, if not equally, created despite a REVOLUTION that was fought to create an alternative.)
 
Ø  So a COMPROMISE was reached and the Articles of CONFEDERATION (our FIRST CONSTITUTION)was ‘amended’ and replaced with the U.S. Constitution.
 
Ø  It was a COMPROMOSIE to pacify the Decenters who still believed in the orthodoxy associated with a Central Power (Gov’t).
 
Ø  Sadly however, that PACIFICATION created a ‘Doorway’ that would ultimately provide the ‘Original Mediator’ (Central Gov’t.), with such UNLIMITED POWER that it was bound to  CONFLICT withthose Originally granted to Each of the former Independent Sovereigns.  
 
(That is what prompted Patrick Henry to say: “I smell a Rat” when the Constitution replaced the Articles of CONFEDERATION)
 
Ø  Thus tensions would eventually come to pass as a Majority of Sovereign States would begin to exercise THEIR COMBINED POWER through that original ‘Mediator ‘that provided them with the ‘excise’ power of the ‘upper hand’.
 
For INSTANCE and just like today: One Sovereign that created its own problems ( eg: financial) and using its ‘Majority’ position through the former LIMITED Central Gov’t to extract from another Sovereign their ‘riches’ in order to bail themselves out from the dilemma of their own creation….like in a Taxation scheme….

 
This ‘practice’ would ultimately create the ‘FOUNDATION’ from which THE ‘ORIGINAL MEDIATOR’ would BECOME LARGER than Life Itself &TOTALLY UNLIMITED!!!!
 
Ø  Fist-Fights in ‘Congress’ became common place over the years following our Revolution between REPRESENTATIVES of the Sovereign States protesting the use of a Pejorative Plurality that was using their stations to IMPOSE ‘Laws’ that were NOT within the confines associated with the INTERESTS of Sovereign STATES whose Countries were INDEPENDENT from one another.
 
What was happening was ‘Re-Distribution’ wherein the former LIMITED Power associated with the ‘Original Mediator’ was being miss-used & fast becoming an entity in of itself that would use the IMBALANCE of a Majority of States to TAKE FROM ONE & Give to ANOTHER & thereby create a whole NEW PURPOSE for ITSELF.
 
Ø  This became more than obvious and is why John C. Calhoun so poignantly asked in 1831 this:
 
“Stripped of all its COVERING, the NAKED question IS: whether ours is a FEDERAL (Limited gov’t. as it was intended- ‘Original Mediator’) or, CONSOLIDATED government Pejorative Plurality as noted)….;
 
A government resting Solidly on the basis of the Sovereignty of the States, or the Un-Restrained will of a Majority?;
A form of Government, as in all UNLIMITED One’s (like the One we SEPARATED from) in which Injustice, Violence and Force MUST ultimately prevail.”
 
-       John C. Calhoun, 1831
 
Ø  This is WHY the American Civil War came about folks.
 
Ø  One side, as YOU can see, said this is NOT what we were to be about and decided to ‘opt-out’ as was their option under the 10th Amendment of the Original U.S. Constitution.
 

 
What YOU have today, generations removed from that time when we were Citizens of our Original Countries (States) and in control of our duly elected REPRESENTATIVES, is a consortium of PRETENDERS within an ALTERED THEATER of a Government that was NEVER to have BEEN.
 
(Additionally, less you do not know, they have made of us ALL THEIR FEDERAL CITIZENSstripping from us our former Identity as State Citizens that gives them the Power to do to us whatever they damn well please because it is their NATIONAL LAWS that give them province to do so… unlike that time when we were PROTECTED by our OWN State Laws.
Are y’all seeing what has been done to us all?)
 
As such, Corruption, Collusion, Special Favours, Un-Fairness, Miss-Truths, Denials, Intemperance associated with IMPERIAL POWER have ALL replaced what we once HAD!
 
And they all abide & exist today thanks to a controlled system enforced by ‘Those Magistrates of Deceit’ who were once nothing more than a simple  ‘Mediator’ with LIMITED POWER!
 
Today, we have a Ruling 2-Party Oligarchy that embraces the CENTREAL-NATIONAL DOCTRINE while PRETENDING to be REPRESENTATIVES who are nothing more than ‘ordained’ ministers of their own Political Faith who long ago abandoned & abrogated from ANYTHING ever remotely associated with the Principles & Convictions of our REPUBLIC!
 
We merely SANCTION their Authority over us by ‘voting’ them in each election as our former Sovereign States (Countries ) are  NO longer in control of their Unbridled lust for Power.
       THERE IS NO DIFFERENCE between them and any authoritarian government because WE LONG AGO LOST THAT DISTINCTION & CONTROL when our State Sovereigns became their BASTARD CHILDREN ….
 
         Today, it is “Those Peoples” ‘Tail that wags our Dog’.
 
Are Y’all ‘Connecting the Dots?
 
YOU CAN’T FIX what “Those People” have BROKEN by DESIGN.
Unless we SEPARATE, this land will run RED in Blood because a Government that CANNOT be TRUSTED, thanks to what they have RECONSTRUCTED by design, CANNOT REPRESENT…. And that should be more than obvious to ANY with an ounce of God’s Common Sense.
 
 
  Can YOU NOW begin to comprehend what  Lincoln’s ‘Un-Civil War’ was all about?
Separation IS Our ONLY Hope!
Craig Maus,
President, The Confederate Society of America
www.deovindice.org
Still think’en it’s a ‘Happy 4th’? What are we celebrating….. our Loss of Freedoms and Independence?
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<![CDATA[Were Confederate Generals Traitors?]]>Wed, 28 Jun 2017 14:12:13 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/were-confederate-generals-traitorsPicture
By Walter E. Williams
From Lew Rockwell.com

My “Rewriting American History” column of a fortnight ago, about the dismantling of Confederate monuments, generated considerable mail. Some argued there should not be statues honoring traitors such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, who fought against the Union. Victors of wars get to write the history, and the history they write often does not reflect the facts. Let’s look at some of the facts and ask: Did the South have a right to secede from the Union? If it did, we can’t label Confederate generals as traitors.

Article 1 of the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the war between the Colonies and Great Britain, held “New Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia, to be free sovereign and Independent States.”

Representatives of these states came together in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a constitution and form a union.
During the ratification debates, Virginia’s delegates said, “The powers granted under the Constitution being derived from the people of the United States may be resumed by them whensoever the same shall be perverted to their injury or oppression.” The ratification documents of New York and Rhode Island expressed similar sentiments.

At the Constitutional Convention, a proposal was made to allow the federal government to suppress a seceding state.
James Madison, the “Father of the Constitution,” rejected it. The minutes from the debate paraphrased his opinion: “A union of the states containing such an ingredient (would) provide for its own destruction. The use of force against a state would look more like a declaration of war than an infliction of punishment and would probably be considered by the party attacked as a dissolution of all previous compacts by which it might be bound.

America’s first secessionist movement started in New England after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Many were infuriated by what they saw as an unconstitutional act by President Thomas Jefferson. The movement was led by Timothy Pickering of Massachusetts, George Washington’s secretary of war and secretary of state. He later became a congressman and senator. “The principles of our Revolution point to the remedy — a separation,” Pickering wrote to George Cabot in 1803, for “the people of the East cannot reconcile their habits, views, and interests with those of the South and West.” His Senate colleague James Hillhouse of Connecticut agreed, saying, “The Eastern states must and will dissolve the union and form a separate government.” This call for secession was shared by other prominent Americans, such as John Quincy Adams, Elbridge Gerry, Fisher Ames, Josiah Quincy III and Joseph Story. The call failed to garner support at the 1814-15 Hartford Convention.

The U.S. Constitution would have never been ratified — and a union never created — if the people of those 13 “free sovereign and Independent States” did not believe that they had the right to secede. Even on the eve of the War of 1861, unionist politicians saw secession as a right that states had. Rep. Jacob M. Kunkel of Maryland said, “Any attempt to preserve the union between the states of this Confederacy by force would be impractical and destructive of republican liberty.” The Northern Democratic and Republican parties favored allowing the South to secede in peace.

Northern newspapers editorialized in favor of the South’s right to secede. New-York Tribune (Feb. 5, 1860): “If tyranny and despotism justified the Revolution of 1776, then we do not see why it would not justify the secession of Five Millions of Southrons from the Federal Union in 1861.” The Detroit Free Press (Feb. 19, 1861): “An attempt to subjugate the seceded States, even if successful, could produce nothing but evil — evil unmitigated in character and appalling in extent.” The New-York Times (March 21, 1861): “There is a growing sentiment throughout the North in favor of letting the Gulf States go.”

Confederate generals were fighting for independence from the Union just as George Washington and other generals fought for independence from Great Britain. Those who’d label Gen. Robert E. Lee as a traitor might also label George Washington as a traitor. I’m sure Great Britain’s King George III would have agreed.

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<![CDATA[The Acton-Lee Correspondence]]>Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:55:09 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/the-acton-lee-correspondence
Bologna
November 4, 1866

.Sir,

The very kind letter which Mrs. Lee wrote to my wife last winter encouraged me to hope that you will forgive my presuming to address you, and that you will not resent as an intrusion a letter from an earnest and passionate lover of the cause whose glory and whose strength you were.

I have been requested to furnish private counsel in American affairs for the guidance of the editors of a weekly Review which is to begin at the New Year, and which will be conducted by men who are followers of Mr. Gladstone. You are aware, no doubt, that Mr. Gladstone was in the minority of Lord Palmerston’s cabinet who wished to accept the French Emperor’s proposal to mediate in the American war.

The reason of the confidence shown in my advice is simply the fact that I formerly traveled in America, and that I afterwards followed the progress of the four years’ contest as closely and as keenly as it was possible to do with the partial and unreliable information that reached us. In the momentous questions which have arisen since you sheathed the sword, I have endeavoured to conform my judgment to your own as well as I could ascertain it from the report of your evidence, from the few English travelers who enjoyed the privilege of speaking with you, and especially from General Beauregard, who spoke, as I understood, your sentiments as well as his own. My travels in America never led me south of Maryland, and the only friends to whom I can look for instruction, are Northerners, mostly of Webster’s school.
In my emergency, urged by the importance of the questions at issue in the United States, and by the peril of misguided public opinion between our two countries, I therefore seek to appeal to southern authorities, and venture at once to proceed to Headquarters.

If, Sir, you will consent to entertain my request, and will inform me of the light in which you would wish the current politics of America to be understood, I can pledge myself that the new Review shall follow the course which you prescribe and that any communication with which you may honor me shall be kept in strictest confidence, and highly treasured by me. Even should you dismiss my request as unwarranted, I trust you will remember it only as an attempt to break through the barrier of false reports and false sympathies which encloses the views of my countrymen.

It cannot have escaped you that much of the good will felt in England towards the South, so far as it was not simply the tribute of astonishment and admiration won by your campaigns, was neither unselfish nor sincere. It sprang partly from an exultant belief in the hope that America would be weakened by the separation, and from terror at the remote prospect of Farragut appearing in the channel and Sherman landing in Ireland.

I am anxious that you should distinguish the feeling which drew me aware toward your cause and your career, and which now guides my pen, from that thankless and unworthy sympathy.

Without presuming to decide the purely legal question, on which it seems evident to me from Madison’s and Hamilton’s papers that the Fathers of the Constitution were not agreed, I saw in State Rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy. The institutions of your Republic have not exercised on the old world the salutary and liberating influence which ought to have belonged to them, by reason of those defects and abuses of principle which the Confederate Constitution was expressly and wisely calculated to remedy. I believed that the example of that great Reform would have blessed all the races of mankind by establishing true freedom purged of the native dangers and disorders of Republics. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization; and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo.

General Beauregard confirmed to me a report which was in the papers, that you are preparing a narrative of your campaigns. I sincerely trust that it is true, and that the loss you were said to have sustained at the evacuation of Richmond has not deprived you of the requisite materials. European writers are trying to construct that terrible history with the information derived from one side only. I have before me an elaborate work by a Prussian officer named Sander. It is hardly possible that future publications can be more honorable to the reputation of your army and your own. His feelings are strongly Federal, his figures, especially in estimating your forces, are derived from Northern journals, and yet his book ends by becoming an enthusiastic panegyric on your military skill. It will impress you favourably towards the writer to know that he dwells with particular detail and pleasure on your operations against Meade when Longstreet was absent, in the autumn of 1863.

But I have heard the best Prussian military critics regret that they had not the exact data necessary for a scientific appreciation of your strategy, and certainly the credit due to the officers who served under you can be distributed and justified by no hand but your own to me, letters will reach me addressed Sir J. Acton, Hotel [Serry?], Rome.
Meantime I remain, with sentiments stronger than respect, Sir,

~ Your faithful servant
John Dalberg Acton



Lexington, Vir.,
15 Dec. 1866

.Sir,

Although your letter of the 4th ulto. has been before me some days unanswered, I hope you will not attribute it to a want of interest in the subject, but to my inability to keep pace with my correspondence. As a citizen of the South I feel deeply indebted to you for the sympathy you have evinced in its cause, and am conscious that I owe your kind consideration of myself to my connection with it. The influence of current opinion in Europe upon the current politics of America must always be salutary; and the importance of the questions now at issue the United States, involving not only constitutional freedom and constitutional government in this country, but the progress of universal liberty and civilization, invests your proposition with peculiar value, and will add to the obligation which every true American must owe you for your efforts to guide that opinion aright. Amid the conflicting statements and sentiments in both countries, it will be no easy task to discover the truth, or to relieve it from the mass of prejudice and passion, with which it has been covered by party spirit. I am conscious the compliment conveyed in your request for my opinion as to the light in which American politics should be viewed, and had I the ability, I have not the time to enter upon a discussion, which was commenced by the founders of the constitution and has been continued to the present day. I can only say that while I have considered the preservation of the constitutional power of the General Government to be the foundation of our peace and safety at home and abroad, I yet believe that the maintenance of the rights and authority reserved to the states and to the people, not only essential to the adjustment and balance of the general system, but the safeguard to the continuance of a free government. I consider it as the chief source of stability to our political system, whereas the consolidation of the states into one vast republic, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of that ruin which has overwhelmed all those that have preceded it. I need not refer one so well acquainted as you are with American history, to the State papers of Washington and Jefferson, the representatives of the federal and democratic parties, denouncing consolidation and centralization of power, as tending to the subversion of State Governments, and to despotism. The New England states, whose citizens are the fiercest opponents of the Southern states, did not always avow the opinions they now advocate. Upon the purchase of Louisiana by Mr. Jefferson, they virtually asserted the right of secession through their prominent men; and in the convention which assembled at Hartford in 1814, they threatened the disruption of the Union unless the war should be discontinued. The assertion of this right has been repeatedly made by their politicians when their party was weak, and Massachusetts, the leading state in hostility to the South, declares in the preamble to her constitution, that the people of that commonwealth “have the sole and exclusive right of governing themselves as a free sovereign and independent state, and do, and forever hereafter shall, exercise and enjoy every power, jurisdiction, and right which is not, or may hereafter be by them expressly delegated to the United States of America in congress assembled.” Such has been in substance the language of other State governments, and such the doctrine advocated by the leading men of the country for the last seventy years. Judge Chase, the present Chief Justice of the U.S., as late as 1850, is reported to have stated in the Senate, of which he was a member, that he “knew of no remedy in case of the refusal of a state to perform its stipulations,” thereby acknowledging the sovereignty and independence of state action. But I will not weary you with this unprofitable discussion. Unprofitable because the judgment of reason has been displaced by the arbitrament of war, waged for the purpose as avowed of maintaining the union of the states. If, therefore, the result of the war is to be considered as having decided that the union of the states is inviolable and perpetual under the constitution, it naturally follows that it is as incompetent for the general government to impair its integrity by the exclusion of a state, as for the states to do so by secession; and that the existence and rights of a state by the constitution are as indestructible as the union itself. The legitimate consequence then must be the perfect equality of rights of all the states; the exclusive right of each to regulate its internal affairs under rules established by the Constitution, and the right of each state to prescribe for itself the qualifications of suffrage. The South has contended only for the supremacy of the constitution, and the just administration of the laws made in pursuance to it.

​Virginia to the last made great efforts to save the union, and urged harmony and compromise. Senator Douglass, in his remarks upon the compromise bill recommended by the committee of thirteen in 1861, stated that every member from the South, including Messrs. Toombs and Davis, expressed their willingness to accept the proposition of Senator Crittenden from Kentucky, as a final settlement of the controversy, if sustained by the republican party, and that the only difficulty in the way of an amicable adjustment was with the republican party. Who then is responsible for the war? Although the South would have preferred any honorable compromise to the fratricidal war which has taken place, she now accepts in good faith its constitutional results, and receives without reserve the amendment which has already been made to the constitution for the extinction of slavery. That is an event that has been long sought, though in a different way, and by none has it been more earnestly desired than by citizens of Virginia. In other respects I trust that the constitution may undergo no change, but that it may be handed down to succeeding generations in the form we received it from our forefathers. The desire I feel that the Southern states should possess the good opinion of one whom I esteem as highly as yourself, has caused me to extend my remarks farther than I intended, and I fear it has led me to exhaust your patience. If what I have said should serve to give any information as regards American politics, and enable you to enlighten public opinion as to the true interests of this distracted country, I hope you will pardon its prolixity.

In regard to your inquiry as to my being engaged in preparing a narrative of the campaigns in Virginia, I regret to state that I progress slowly in the collection of the necessary documents for its completion. I particularly feel the loss of the official returns showing the small numbers with which the battles were fought. I have not seen the work by the Prussian officer you mention and therefore cannot speak of his accuracy in this respect.

​– With sentiments of great respect, I remain your obt. servant,
~ R.E. Lee]]>
<![CDATA[General Lee Speaks: Had it Figured Out]]>Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:54:24 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/general-lee-speaks-had-it-figured-outPicture
By Fred Reed


“The consolidation of the states into one vast empire, sure to be aggressive abroad and despotic at home, will be the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.” Robert E. Lee

The man was perceptive. Amalgamation of the states under a central government has led to exactly the effects foreseen by General Lee.

In, say, 1950, to an appreciable, though imperfect extent America resembled a confederacy. Different regions of the America had little contact with each other, and almost no influence over one another. The federal government was small and remote. Interstates did not exist, nor of course the internet, nor even direct long-distance telephone dialing. West Virginia, Alabama, Massachusetts, New York City, Texas, and California had little in common, but a little conflict arose since for practical purposes they were almost different countries. They chiefly governed themselves. The proportion of federal to state law was small.

It is important to note that regional differences were great. In 1964 in rural Virginia, the boys brought shotguns to school during deer season. Nobody shot anybody because it wasn’t in the culture. The culture was uniform, so no one was upset. It is when cultures are mixed, or one rules another, that antagonism comes.  Such shotgun freedom would not have worked in New York City with its variegated and often mutually hostile ethnicities.

Regions differed importantly in the degree of freedom, not just in the freedom of local populations to govern themselves but also in individual freedom. It made a large difference in the tenor of life. If in Texas, rural Virginia, or West Virginia you wanted to build an addition to your house, you did. You didn’t need licenses, permits, inspections, union-certified electricians. Speed limits? Largely ignored. Federal requirements for Coast Guard-approved flotation devices on your canoe? What the hell kind of crazy idea was that?

Democracy works better the smaller the group practicing it. In a town, people can actually understand the questions of the day. They know what matters to them. Do we build a new school, or expand the existing one? Do we want our children to recite the pledge of allegiance, or don’t we? Re-enact the Battle of Antietam? Sing Christmas carols in the town square? We can decide these things. Leave us alone.

States similarly knew what their people wanted and, within the limits of human frailty, governed accordingly.

Then came the vast empire, the phenomenal increase in the power and reach of the federal government, which really means the Northeast Corridor. The Supreme Court expanded and expanded and expanded the authority of Washington, New York’s storefront operation. The Federals now decided what could be taught in the schools, what religious practices could be permitted, what standards employers could use in hiring, who they had to hire. The media coalesced into a small number of corporations, controlled from New York but with national reach. More recently we have added surveillance of everything by Washington’s intelligence agencies.

Tyranny at home said General Lee. Just so. This could happen only with the consolidation of the states into one vast empire.

Tyranny comes easily when those seeking it need only corrupt a single Congress, appoint a single Supreme Court, or control the departments of one executive branch. In a confederation of largely self-governing states, those hungry to domineer would have to suborn fifty congresses. It could not be done. State governments are accessible to the governed. They can be ejected. They are much more likely to be sympathetic to the desires of their constituents since they are of the same culture.

Aggressive abroad, said General Lee. Is this not exactly what we see? At this moment Washington has the better part of a thousand military bases around the world, unnecessary except for the maintenance of empire. America exists in a state of constant war, bombing Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, Somalia, recently having destroyed Iraq and Libya. Washington threatens Iran, North Korea, Russia, and China. Its military moves deeper into Africa. Washington sanctions Cuba, Russia, North Korea, and Iran, to no effect. It constantly tries to dominate other nations, for example adding to NATO.
None of these wars and little if any of the imperial aggression interests more than a tiny fraction of the country’s people. To whom can the war against Afghanistan matter? Libya? Few people have heard of Montenegro. Does its membership in NATO or lack of it affect Idaho?

In a confederacy, states would have to approve a war. Few would unless the United States itself were threatened. They might well refuse to pay for wars, not for their benefit or to allow their sons, daughters, and transgenders to be conscripted.
But with a central government, those benefiting from war can concentrate money and influence only on that government. For example, military industry, Israel, big oil, Wall Street. Wars might carry the votes of states with arms factories. Other states would decline.

In principle, the Constitution should have prevented the hijacking of the military that we now suffer. As we all should know, and some do, America cannot under the Constitution go to war without a declaration by Congress, the last one of which occurred in 1941. But a single central government can be corrupted more easily than fifty state governments. A few billionaires, well-funded lobbies, and the remoteness of Washington from the common consciousness make controlling the legislature as easy as buying a pair of shoes.

And thus, just as Marse Bob expected, the Federals are out of control and make war without the least reference to the nation. If America attacks North Korea, or Russia, or China, we will read of it the day after. The central government and only the central government decides. A few days ago I read that the Pentagon contemplates sending thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan. This combines tyranny at home and aggression abroad. Who wants to send them? A few neocons in New York, the arms industry, a few generals, and several senators. It could not happen in a confederacy.

Will this, as General Lee predicted, prove “the certain precursor of ruin which has overwhelmed all that preceded it.? Wait.

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<![CDATA[Was the Civil War Necessary?]]>Sat, 10 Jun 2017 14:21:43 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/was-the-civil-war-necessaryPicture


By Brion McClanahan
Reposted from Lew Rockwell.com


Trump supposedly stepped in it. Again.

In an interview that aired  with Salena Zito, he wondered aloud that if better leadership could have prevented the Civil War [sic].

Trump thought that Andrew Jackson would have prevailed in a showdown between the North and the South. After all, he did it before in the 1830s. Trump then said this: “He [Jackson] was really angry that he saw what was happening with regard to the Civil War, he said, ‘There’s no reason for this.'”

Trump followed up by committing the most heinous of all heinous acts. He questioned if the Civil War [sic] was necessary!
The leftist media immediately pounced, with several openly mocking Trump for believing that Andrew Jackson was alive in 1861.

USA Today headline read: “Note to Donald Trump: Andrew Jackson wasn’t alive for the Civil War.”
The LA Times: “Trump makes puzzling claim about Andrew Jackson, Civil War.” The Chicago Tribune ran the same headline (groupthink) as did a number of other “news” outlets.

Social media trolls ran post after post criticizing Trump’s “revisionist” history, lambasting him for not knowing when Jackson was alive, or that he dared to buck modern historical interpretation. The snarky liberal establishment dimwit historian Kevin Kruse Tweeted “When the Civil War came, Andrew Jackson had been dead fifteen years.”

Zing! You nailed him Dr. Kevin. How bright! How engaging! Only a Princeton prof could have come up with that one.
The congratulatory remarks rolled in from his “esteemed” colleagues.

And then The Atlantic staff lowered the boom. At least that is what they thought.
In only a matter of hours, this “news” magazine published two pieces on Trump’s supposed gaffe.
Young leftist twit David Graham published a piece titled “Trump’s Peculiar Understanding of the Civil War” in which he made a number of “peculiar” claims himself.

Graham suggested that: 1) “nullification” is unconstitutional because the federal courts say so. 2) “The Civil War [sic] was fought over slavery, and the insistence of Southern states that they be allowed to keep it.” 3) The Civil War [sic] wasn’t tragic because the “great thinker” Ta-Nehisi Coates said so in 2011. 4) War was inevitable because of the “Confederate states’ commitment to slavery.” 5) If Trump had read great history like Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Lincoln biography Team of Rivals, he would have a different position on the War—this position is hysterical.

Graham also dusted off the “Dunning school” pejorative in order to show his supposed intellectual superiority to the sitting president. After all, Graham insisted that Trump can’t be blamed for being such a dunderhead because even though he attended great schools, “Many Americans are still taught, incorrectly, that the war was essentially a conflict over state’s rights, with abolition as a byproduct of the war. This revisionist view flourished after the war, and though gradually being displaced, is common across the country.”

This is the revisionist calling traditional history revisionism.

The Atlantic followed up just over an hour later with a piece by Yoni Applebaum titled “Why There Was a Civil War.” The revisionist hits just kept coming.

Applebaum didn’t berate Trump for suggesting that historians don’t ask if the Civil War [sic] could have been avoided—he proved that this has been done for years by going through about a century of American historiography on the issue—but for claiming that the War could have been avoided and by “the omission of a critical word: slavery.” To Applebaum, the question of the War begins and ends with slavery and nothing but slavery. He provided one quote from Lincoln to prove his point and as most shallow Lincoln apologists do today, several quotes from the Southern States’ declaration of causes that seem to prove unequivocally that slavery and only slavery led to the War.

He concluded his article with a strange application of moral causation to the War, a moral causation that the vast majority of Americans missed in both 1860 and 1861 when the question of war or peace was still on the table. “There are some conflicts,” he wrote, “that a leader cannot suppress, no matter how strong he may be; some deals that should not be struck, no matter how alluring they may seem. This was the great moral truth on which the Republican Party was founded.”

If only it were that simple. And if only Lincoln was the great leader that both Graham and Applebaum believe him to be.
It seems both Graham and Applebaum fell asleep in class or at the very least have swallowed the Lincoln myth so thoroughly that no evidence to the contrary could persuade them of their folly or their revisionism.

Certainly, Trump is no scholar and his reverence for Jackson is troubling, for it was Jackson who provided the blueprint for Lincoln’s heavy handed tactics toward the South in 1861. To suggest that he would have worked out a compromise is a stretch, though he did support the deal Henry Clay brokered with South Carolina in 1832, a deal that resulted in the people of South Carolina nullifying the Force Bill and then heading home.

That is often lost in the story. Nullification worked and contrary to what Graham suggested, the federal court system has never had the final say on the constitutionality of nullification. That was always the point. States don’t ask permission from the federal courts to nullify unconstitutional legislation, and as every proponent of the Constitution swore in 1787 and 1788, including Alexander Hamilton and James Wilson, laws contrary to the Constitution would be void. Jefferson and Madison made it clear the States could void them.

The real problem with both pieces in The Atlantic, however, is the insistence that the War was inevitable and some moral conflict over slavery caused the shooting.
Applebaum understood that the entire fabric of early American history was built on compromise, but Graham seemed to miss that.

Based on the history of the United States, there was never an “irrepressible conflict” until the North decided to fabricate one.
The South, in fact, was willing to compromise in 1860 and 1861, as it had been for the eighty years prior. Jefferson Davis insisted that any compromise placed before the special Committee of 13 established to handle the crisis needed the support of both Republican and Democratic members. He could get the Democrats to support several. But the Republicans, at the insistence of president-elect Lincoln, said no to every single one. Is that the work of a leader?

That led six other Southern States out of the Union in early 1861. Lincoln could still have saved the Union through compromise at this juncture, but chose not to do so. As Senator James Bayard of Delaware stated in 1861, the Union still existed even with seven States missing. The government, banking houses, and infrastructure remained. It seems that the “Confederate States insistence on slavery” had nothing to do with War. War and secession are separate issues. Secession didn’t mean war was inevitable. Most Americans hoped otherwise, even in the South where President Davis insisted that the South simply wanted to be left alone. To think the opposite is to assume the posture of the British in 1776. That is un-American.
There were still six other slave States in the Union as late as April 1861, over a month after Lincoln took office, six slave States that had already rejected secession. Lincoln was not worried about slavery at this point. He supported a proposed thirteenth amendment which would have protected slavery indefinitely in the States where it already existed. He promised never to interfere with the institution in the South. Lincoln’s objective in March 1861 was to “preserve the Union” at all costs, and by “preserving the Union” Lincoln meant preserving the Republican Party and his fledgling administration. Letting the South go would have certainly made him a one term president. He received less than forty percent of the popular vote in 1860.
Applebaum is correct that letting the South go would have ensured the existence of slavery both within the Union and out for the near future (every other power abolished slavery by 1880), but this was not a moral question for most Americans. Lincoln received thunderous applause across the North in 1860 when he made promises to leave the institution alone. Racism was an American institution and Lincoln never challenged the prevailing attitudes on blacks. He embraced them. The Republican Party didn’t dabble in “moral truths.” Their objective was always political. Bottle the South up, ensure that the Whig economic agenda could be ascendant, and control the spoils.

This still doesn’t take away from the tragedy of the War. Contrary to what the “great scholar” Coates had to say—and he has as much claim to being a great scholar as David Barton, which isn’t much—the loss of one million men, the best blood in America, to a war for Union as Lincoln insisted was unnecessary at best and diabolical at worst. The elimination of slavery was for much of the war an afterthought. Lincoln considered it nothing more than a war measure to “best subdue the enemy.”
The simple fact is that Lincoln wanted war. He had the chance to save the Union without war before he took office. He had the chance to save the Union without war in March 1861. He rejected attempts to peacefully purchase federal property and began polling his cabinet about provisioning Sumter less than a week after taking office knowing full well it would cause war. As he later told a political ally, his decision to provision Fort Sumter had the desired outcome, meaning armed conflict. Nothing can sugarcoat Lincoln’s headlong rush into the bloodiest war in American history.

Trump may have been on to something here. Better leadership could have avoided the carnage. But saying that is now considered sacrilege. How closed minded of the “liberal” historical profession and establishment gatekeepers of acceptable truth.
But who cares. No one really reads The Atlantic anymore, anyway.

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<![CDATA[Confrontation at Bilderberg 2017]]>Wed, 07 Jun 2017 16:52:34 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/confrontation-at-bilderberg-2017By Thierry Meyssan
Voltairenet.org

While President Trump seems to have sorted out his problems of interior authority – more or less – the conflict has now moved on to concern NATO. Washington is currently speaking against the manipulation of terrorism, while London has no intention of giving up such a useful tool for the extension of its influence. The Bilderberg Group
 initially organised as a sounding board for the Alliance, has just been the stage for a difficult debate between the partisans and the adversaries of imperialism in the Middle East.

There exist no photographs of the meeting of the Bilderberg Group, whose work is confidential. Security for the meeting is not handled by the FBI, nor the Virginia police force, but by a private militia organised by NATO.

The Bilderberg Group was created in 1954 by the CIA and MI6 in order to support the Atlantic Alliance. It was intended to gather personalities from the economic and media sectors with political and military leaders in order to sensitize civil society to the « Red Peril ». Far from being a place for decision-making, this very exclusive club has historically been a forum where the elders had to juggle with their fidelity to London and Washington, and the younger members were expected to show that they could be trusted with the opposition to the Soviets [1].

It was during the annual reunion of 1979 that Bernard Lewis revealed to those present the rôle of the Muslim Brotherhood in the resistance to the Afghani Communist government. This Israëli-British-US Islamologist then proposed that the « War for Freedom » (sic) should be extended to all of Central Asia.

It was in 2008, in other words two and a half years in advance, that Basma Kodmani (future spokeswoman for the Syrian opposition) and Volker Perthes (future advisor to Jeffrey Feltman for the total and unconditional capitulation of Syria [2]) explained the interest of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood in order to dominate the Middle East. They stressed the « moderation » of the Brotherhood faced with the West, and the contrast offered by the « extremist sovereignty » of Iran and Syria [3].

And it was in 2013 that the chairman of the German executive board, Ulrich Grillo, made a case for the organisation of a massive migration of 800,000 Syrian workers to German factories [4].

Bilderberg 2017
The Bilderberg Group has just held its 2017 meeting, from 1 to 4 June, in the United States. Contrary to habit, the 130 participants were not all defending the same project. Quite the opposite – following the speeches by Donald Trump at the Arab-Islamic-US summit, and at NATO [5], the CIA and MI6 organised a first-day debate which opposed those who are partisans of the fight against Islamism and those who support it. The point was, obviously enough, either to find a compromise between the two camps or to acknowledge the dissension without allowing it to destroy the initial objective of the Alliance – the fight against Russia [6].

On the anti-Islamism side (that is opposed not to the Muslim religion, but to political Islam as formulated by Sayyid Qutb), we noted the presence of General H. R. McMaster (President Trump’s National Security Advisor) and his expert Nadia Schadlow. McMaster is a recognised strategist whose theories have been verified on the battle-field. Above all, Schadlow has worked on the ways of transforming military victories into political successes. She is particularly interested in the restructuration of political movements in conquered countries. She should soon be publishing a new book about the struggle against Islamic radicalism.

On the pro-Islamism side, we note the presence, for the United States, of John Brennan (ex-Director of the CIA) and his ex-subordinates Avril Haines and David Cohen (financing of terrorism). For the United Kingdom, Sir John Sawers (ex-Director of MI6 and a long-time protector of the Brotherhood) and General Nicholas Houghton (ex-Chief of Staff, who prepared the land invasion of Syria). For France, General Benoît Puga (ex-Chief of Staff for the Elysée and commander of the Special Forces in Syria) and Bruno Tertrais (neo-conservative strategist for the Ministry of Defence). Finally, for the private sector, Henry Kravis (Director of the investment fund KKR, and unofficial treasurer for Daesh) and General David Petraeus (co-founder of Daesh).

And if this imbalance were not enough, the organisers had planned for the presence of experts capable of justifying the unjustifiable, like Professor Neil Fergusson (historian of British colonialism).

The possible reversal of alliances
It will take a little time before we know what was said during this meeting, and understand the conclusions that were reached by the various attendees. However, we already know that London is pushing for a change of paradigm in the Middle East. If the model of the « Arab Spring » (reproduction of the « Arab Revolt of 1916 » organised by Lawrence of Arabia in order to replace the Ottoman Empire by the British Empire) is abandoned, MI6 hopes to create a new agreement on the basis of political Islamism.

As a result, while Washington has renewed its alliance with Saudi Arabia, and has convinced it to break with the Brotherhood in exchange for 110 billion dollars worth of armament [7], London is pushing for an agreement between Iran, Qatar, Turkey and the Muslim Brotherhood. If this project were to be realized, we would experience the abandon of the Sunni/Shiite conflict and the creation of a « croissant of political Islam » encompassing Tehran, Doha, Ankara, Idleb, Beyrouth, and Gaza. This new distribution would enable the United Kingdom to maintain its influence in the region.
The only thing upon which the Allies seem to agree is the necessity of abandoning the principle of a jihadist state. Everyone admits that the devil has to be put back in his box. Which means getting rid of Daesh, even if some people keep working with Al-Qaïda. This is why, worried about its survival, the self-proclaimed Caliph has secretly transmitted an ultimatum to Downing Street and the Elysée.

Choosing sides
We shall see within the next few months if Saudi Arabia’s about-face is genuine. It would be good news for the Syrians, but bad news for the Yemenites (whom the Western world would then ignore). It would offer King Salman the possibility of stimulating the evolution of Wahhabism from a fanatical cult to a normal religion. Already, the sudden conflict which opposes Riyadh to Doha on the question of Iran is doubled by an argument about the possible kinship between the founder of the cult, Mohammed Ben Abdelwahhab, and the Qatari Al-Thani dynasty – a claim which has enraged the Saudi’s.

The project of « political Islam » consists of uniting the Muslim Brotherhood and the Khomeinists. It would mean that Iran, and even Hezbollah, would have to substitute this problem for the fight against anti-imperialism. If this were come to pass, it would most certainly lead to the withdrawal of Iran from Syria. The White House is taking this very seriously and is frantically preparing for it. In his speech in Riyadh, Donald Trump already designated Teheran as his new enemy and has just nominated Michaël D’Andrea (who organised the assassination of Imad Mougniyeh in Damascus in 2008) as the representative for the Iranian section of the CIA [8].

Russia had already prepared for a potential new deal in the Middle East. Consequently, by supporting Syria, it pursued its ambition of gaining access to « warm waters », and by seeking rapprochement with its hereditary adversary, Turkey, of being able to navigate freely via the Dardanelles and the Bosphorus (indispensable for entering the Mediterranean). However, in the long term, political Islam could only cause it problems in the Caucasus.

As always when the players sort their cards, they all have to define their positions. The United Kingdom defends its Empire, France defends its ruling class, and the United States defends its people. In the Middle East, some people will fight for their community, others for their ideas. But things are not always so simple. Thus, Iran might follow the ideal of Imam Khomeini, confusing the end and the means. What was, in the beginning, an anti-imperialist revolution led by the power of Islam could evolve into a simple affirmation of the political use of this religion.

The consequences for the rest of the world
MI6 and the CIA took a huge risk by inviting a non-Atlantist to the meeting of Bilderberg 2017. The Chinese ambassador, Cui Tiankai, who was scheduled to speak only on the fourth day of the seminar, was thus able to evaluate the positions of each member of NATO as from the first day.

On one hand, Beijing is counting on the collaboration of Donald Trump, the opening to the United States of its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), and the development of all its commercial routes. On the other, it is hoping that the Brexit will lead to an economic and financial alliance with London [9].

Ambassador Cui, who was the Director of the Centre of Political Research for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, might possibly be satisfied with the simple destruction of Daesh. But he is not unaware that the people who organised the Caliphate in order to cut the « Silk Road » in Iraq and Syria, and then the war in Ukraine in order to cut the « new Silk Road », are preparing, preventatively, to open a third front in the Philippines and a fourth in Venezuela in order to cut off other communication projects.

From this point of view, China, which, like Russia, has an interest in supporting Donald Trump, if only to prevent terrorism in its own country, will be asking itself about the possible long-term consequences of British hegemony in the « croissant of political Islam ».

Notes
[1] “What you don’t know about the Bilderberg-Group”, by Thierry Meyssan, Komsomolskaïa Pravda (Russia) , Voltaire Network, 9 May 2011.
[2] “Germany and the UNO against Syria”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Al-Watan (Syria) , Voltaire Network, 28 January 2016.
[3Sous nos yeux. Du 11-Septembre à Donald Trump, Thierry Meyssan, Editions Demi-lune, 2017.
[4] “How the European Union is manipulating the Syrian refugees”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 2 May 2016.
[5] “Trump advances his pawns”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Al-Watan (Syria) , Voltaire Network, 30 May 2017.
[6] « La réunion 2017 du Groupe de Bilderberg », Réseau Voltaire, 1er juin 2017.
[7] “Donald Trump against jihadism”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Al-Watan (Syria) , Voltaire Network, 23 May 2017.
[8] “The CIA is preparing to take rather harsh measures against Iran”, Translation Anoosha Boralessa, Voltaire Network, 5 June 2017.
[9] “The Brexit reshuffles world geopolitics”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 28 June 2016.]]>
<![CDATA[Bilderberg 2017 is Here: The Rockefeller/Rothschild Hub Meets to Discuss Trump’s Presidency]]>Sun, 04 Jun 2017 19:21:42 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/bilderberg-2017-is-here-the-rockefellerrothschild-hub-meets-to-discuss-trumps-presidencyBy Arjun Walia 
Collective Evolution

We are grateful to the Washington Post, the New York Times, Time Magazine and other publications whose directors have attended our meetings and respected their promises of discretion for almost forty years. It would have been impossible for us to develop our plan for the world if we had been subject to the bright lights of publicity during those years. But the world is now more sophisticated and prepared to march toward a world government. . .  The supranational sovereignty of an intellectual elite and world bankers is surely preferable to the national auto-determination practiced in past centuries.”--
–  David Rockefeller 


The above statement comes from a 1991 Bilderberg group meeting in Baden, Germany. Bill Clinton also attended this meeting, I’m sure along with many other members of the elite class.
This is a global elite hub that gathers every single year, and whose meetings are highly secretive. Attendees include various heads of the private contractors that work with the military, intelligence agency higher ups, big bankers, and representatives from the IMF, the World Bank, the Trilateral Commission, and more.

As The Guardian points:
The secretive three-day summit of the political and economic elite kicks off on Thursday in heavily guarded seclusion at the West-fields Marriott, a luxury hotel a short distance from the Oval Office. The hotel was already on lockdown on Wednesday, and an army of landscapers have been busy planting fir trees around the perimeter, to protect coy billionaires and bashful bank bosses from any prying lenses.

As a result of independent journalists exposing what is happening here, the group has been forced to become a little more transparent. On this year’s agenda, the first topic of discussion is Donald Trump’s presidency.
Now, think about the fact that Donald Trump, during the presidential race, openly called out the U.S. government for funding and “creating ISIS.” A statement like this is unprecedented, since a number of documents and whistleblowers, as well as other presidents, politicians, and academics, have been showing for years that the fear state driven by terrorism has actually had a helping hand from the U.S. and their allies. This helping hand comes in the form of funding and arming such groups, or creating false flag terrorism (like 9/11), in order to justify the invasion and destabilization of the Middle East.
What’s also interesting is that he’s called out pharmaceutical companies and scientific fraud. Take the EPA, for example — this government agency has had a revolving door between them and corporations like Monsanto. They’ve used fraudulent science to approve many dangerous things that surround our daily lives, like gly-phosphate. A great example that relates to that topic are GMOs, which have been banned in a number of other countries. What does that say about North America when a large percentage of our food is banned worldwide?  For more information on that, you can read this article:

Trump has also called out the mainstream media, in which representatives from most major networks are actually members of the Bilderberg group. Trump also dismantled the TPP.

So, despite the media’s efforts to vilify Trump, he is doing things that no other president has done. He is not a puppet of the big banks and corporations that control the presidency, and in many instances, except when it comes to the energy sector, he is acting against their interests, which is why you will see them use their own media networks to demonize him.

Simply put, the narrative presented by mainstream media becomes public perception. While Trump has many flaws, he has also made a lot of moves that go against the cabal, the powerful group of elite that thrive off of globalization and is pushing for a New World Order.

Trump is obviously not someone we want to call our leader. However, we should be questioning the whole process of looking to someone else to create significant change. We need to acknowledge the existence of, as Roosevelt called it, “the invisible government.”

It is overwhelming to think about how many people working within this system have called out this hidden hand. And Trump is no exception.

Trump is clearly someone that the Bilderbergers do not want around, and they are probably going to discuss more ways to justify his impeachment.
Bilderbergers comprise the world’s most exclusive club. No one buys their way in. Only the group’s Steering Committee decides whom to invite, and in all cases participants are adherents to One World Order governance run by top power elites.

Will Trump be given orders after this year’s meeting, or will he be kept on and used/infiltrated in specific ways? Will they discuss more strategies to justify impeachment, or not?
Again, one thing is for sure, this is a meeting directed and steered by the global elite, the same group of people that puppeteers the Clinton's, Obama, Bush, and a few others; the same group that thrives off creating false threats, destabilizing other countries to impose their ways on others.

Will Trump Be There?

In the video below, Luke Rudkowski of WeAreChange interviews researcher Charlie Skelton about the agenda and official list of participants of the 2017 Bilderberg meeting taking place this week in Chantilly, Virgina. He discusses the possibility of Donald Trump attending this year, especially since close associates and even personal aides are officially on the list as well as close allies like Peter Thiel and Henry Kissinger.
These are confusing times, and determining Donald Trump’s agenda is no easy task.
But at the end of the day, as Buckminister Fuller said: “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”
If we keep looking for one individual every four years to change the world, it’s not going to work…Politics has seem to become a giant distraction, a form of entertainment, and a battle between the global elite who comprise of a few different groups that are playing a game designed by those “higher up’ than them.]]>
<![CDATA[After the Confederates who's next?]]>Fri, 26 May 2017 15:38:20 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/after-the-confederates-whos-nextPicture
​By Patrick J. Buchanan

On Sept. 1, 1864, Union forces under Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman, victorious at Jonesborough, burned Atlanta and began the March to the Sea where Sherman’s troops looted and pillaged farms and towns all along the 300-mile road to Savannah.

Captured in the Confederate defeat at Jonesborough was William Martin Buchanan of Okolona, Mississippi, who was transferred by rail to the Union POW stockade at Camp Douglas, Illinois.

By the standards of modernity, my great-grandfather, fighting to prevent the torching of Georgia’s capital, was engaged in a criminal and immoral cause. And “Uncle Billy” Sherman was a liberator.

Under President Grant, Sherman took command of the Union army and ordered Gen. Philip Sheridan, who had burned the Shenandoah Valley to starve Virginia into submission, to corral the Plains Indians on reservations.
It is in dispute as to whether Sheridan said, “The only good Indian is a dead Indian.” There is no dispute as to the contempt Sheridan had for the Indians, killing their buffalo to deprive them of food.

Today, great statues stand in the nation’s capital, along with a Sherman and a Sheridan circle, to honor these most ruthless of generals in that bloodiest of wars that cost 620,000 American lives.
Yet, across the South and even in border states like Kentucky, Maryland and Missouri, one may find statues of Confederate soldiers in town squares to honor the valor and sacrifices of the Southern men and boys who fought and fell in the Lost Cause.

When the Spanish-American War broke out, President McKinley, who as a teenage soldier had fought against “Stonewall” Jackson in the Shenandoah and been at Antietam, bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War, removed his hat and stood for the singing of “Dixie,” as Southern volunteers and former Confederate soldiers paraded through Atlanta to fight for their united country. My grandfather was in that army.

For a century, Americans lived comfortably with the honoring, North and South, of the men who fought on both sides.
But today’s America is not the magnanimous country we grew up in.

Since the ’60s, there has arisen an ideology that holds that the Confederacy was the moral equivalent of Nazi Germany and those who fought under its battle flag should be regarded as traitors or worse.

Thus, in New Orleans, statues of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederate States of America, and General Robert E. Lee were just pulled down. And a drive is underway to take down the statue of Andrew Jackson, hero of the Battle of New Orleans and president of the United States, which stands in Jackson Square.

Why? Old Hickory was a slave owner and Indian fighter who used his presidential power to transfer the Indians of Georgia out to the Oklahoma Territory in a tragedy known as the Trail of Tears.

But if Jackson, and James K. Polk, who added the Southwest and California to the United States after the Mexican-American War, were slave owners, so, too, were four of our first five presidents

The list includes the father of our country, George Washington, the author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, and the author of our Constitution, James Madison.

Not only are the likenesses of Washington and Jefferson carved on Mount Rushmore, the two Virginians are honored with two of the most magnificent monuments and memorials in Washington, D.C.

Behind this remorseless drive to blast the greatest names from America’s past off public buildings, and to tear down their statues and monuments, is an egalitarian extremism rooted in envy and hate.

Among its core convictions is that spreading Christianity was a cover story for rapacious Europeans who, after discovering America, came in masses to dispossess and exterminate native peoples. “The white race,” wrote Susan Sontag, “is the cancer of human history.”

Today, the men we were taught to revere as the great captains, explorers, missionaries and nation-builders are seen by many as part of a racist, imperialist, genocidal enterprise, wicked men who betrayed and eradicated the peace-loving natives who had welcomed them.

What they blindly refuse to see is that while its sins are scarlet, as are those of all civilizations, it is the achievements of the West that are unrivaled. The West ended slavery. Christianity and the West gave birth to the idea of inalienable human rights.

As scholar Charles Murray has written, 97 percent of the world’s most significant figures and 97 percent of the world’s greatest achievements in the arts, architecture, literature, astrology, biology, earth sciences, physics, medicine, mathematics and technology came from the West.
What is disheartening is not that there are haters of our civilization out there, but that there seem to be fewer defenders.
Of these icon-smashers it may be said: Like ISIS and Boko Haram, they can tear down statues, but these people could never build a country.

What happens, one wonders, when these Philistines discover that the seated figure in the statue, right in front of D.C.’s Union Station, is the High Admiral of the Ocean Sea, Christopher Columbus?
Happy Memorial Day!

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<![CDATA[Confederate's (monuments) under continued assault]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 14:52:19 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/confederates-monuments-under-continued-assaultDear Confederate brothers and sisters:

Myself and others have been "Sounding the Shofar" so to speak - warning about this mess since the NAACP issued their 1991 declaration against all things Confederate. Fact is, the writing was on the wall even before I was born. What we are witnessing today wasn't a matter of "if" but "when."
 
Below is what I submitted to the Salisbury, NC City Council back in 2015 when they were strongly pressed to remove and replace its Confederate Monument. Stonewall Jackson's widow attended the unveiling of that statue back in 1910. -- JW
 
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​Council Member,
 
The following information is in response to various groups calling for the removal of the Confederate monument on Innes St. When one considers the mountain of issues plaguing Salisbury, sanitizing history that hurts future generations should never be a priority.
 
One remark I read in the Salisbury Post claimed this is about "reconciliation." I submit that not only has reconciliation occurred, laws were passed as the result of nearly a century of reconciliation. I ask that you consider a partial listing of the reconciliation events which led to Congressional and Presidential recognition, as well as the State Legislature currently considering a Monument Protection Bill. I ask that you not succumb to the "flash mob" frenzy sweeping the South. I ask that you not join the likes of Stalin, Hitler, and ISIS in eradicating history. I ask that probity and reason prevail over misguided passion to insure the sacrifice made by so many to achieve collective reconciliation is preserved.
 
Respectfully submitted,
 
James Ward
GySgt / USMC (ret.)
Salisbury, NC
 
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Reconciliation events followed by resulting laws and Presidential Proclamation: 
 
1. Following the Spanish-American War, which saw former Confederates serving under US colors again, the world began to look at us as a "super power."
 
2. Recognizing the need to bind old wounds to achieve this status, the government and the north started giving back flags and other captured equipment.
 
3. President Wilson appointed former disenfranchised Confederates to official posts such as Post Master General.
 
4. Confederate Veterans were enlisted to teach our "doughboys" the Rebel Yell battle cry, though unfortunately, these young troops could not duplicate the three-tone yell.
 
5. After WWI, many military bases were named after Confederate Generals, like Fort Lee, Fort Jackson, and Fort Hood, just to name a few. Again, this was part of the spirit of reconciliation by courting Southern sentiment thus drawing more Southern men as US troops.
 
6. President Roosevelt sent the President's Own Marine Band to play at the only "out of South" United Confederate Veterans Reunion in Colorado. He also gave remarks at the unveiling of the Robert E. Lee memorial statue in Dallas, TX. - recognizing Lee as one of America's greatest Christians and one of America's greatest gentlemen.
 
7. Southern men distinguished themselves in every war following the American Civil War, with more men serving from the South than any other sector of the country.
 
8. US Code 38, passed by the 85th Congress in 1958 and signed into law in 1959 by President Eisenhower, effectively gave all Confederate Veterans the same rights and privileges as US Veterans.
 
9. In 1960, President Eisenhower affixed his seal to a proclamation recognizing 1961-1965 as the Centennial of the American Civil War. Part of the proclamation recognized the "men who became soldiers as good as any who ever fought under any flag."
 
10. Tactics and strategies by Confederate Generals are still studied at Military colleges such as West Point and Virginia Military Institute.
 
11. Possibly the final note regarding reconciliation occurred at Arlington House, Arlington, VA. on Aug. 5th, 1975 when President Ford signed Senate Joint Resolution 23, restoring the citizenship of General Robert Edward Lee. Among the many acknowledgements, President Ford said the following regarding Lee:
 
As a soldier, General Lee left his mark on military strategy. As a man, he stood as the symbol of valor and of duty. As an educator, he appealed to reason and learning to achieve understanding and to build a stronger nation. The course he chose after the war became a symbol to all those who had marched with him in the bitter years towards Appomattox. General Lee's character has been an example to succeeding generations, making the restoration of his citizenship an event in which every American can take pride.
 
This reconciliation period led up to the Congressional Act of 9 March 1906, U.S. Public Law 810 Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929, and the final crown of reconciliation with U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958.
 
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Congressional Act of 9 March 1906
We Honor Our Fallen Ancestors
(P.L. 38, 59th Congress, Chap. 631-34 Stat. 56)
Authorized the furnishing of headstones for the graves of Confederates who died, primarily in Union prison camps and were buried in Federal cemeteries.
Remarks: This act formally reaffirmed Confederate soldiers as military combatants with legal standing. It granted recognition to deceased Confederate soldiers commensurate with the status of deceased Union soldiers.
 
U.S. Public Law 810, Approved by 17th Congress 26 February 1929
(45 Stat 1307 – Currently on the books as 38 U.S. Code, Sec. 2306)
This law, passed by the U.S. Congress, authorized the “Secretary of War to erect headstones over the graves of soldiers who served in the Confederate Army and to direct him to preserve in the records of the War Department the names and places of burial of all soldiers for whom such headstones shall have been erected.”
 
Remarks: This act broadened the scope of recognition further for all Confederate soldiers to receive burial benefits equivalent to Union soldiers. It authorized the use of U.S. government (public) funds to mark Confederate graves and record their locations.
 
U.S. Public Law 85-425: Sec. 410 Approved 23 May 1958
 
Confederate Iron Cross
(US Statutes at Large Volume 72, Part 1, Page 133-134)
The Administrator shall pay to each person who served in the military or naval forces of the Confederate States of America during the Civil War a monthly pension in the same amounts and subject to the same conditions as would have been applicable to such person under the laws in effect on December 31, 1957, if his service in such forces had been service in the military or naval forces of the United States.
 
Remarks: While this was only a gesture since the last Confederate veteran died in 1958, it is meaningful in that only fifty-seven years ago, the Congress of the United States saw fit to consider Confederate soldiers as equivalent to U.S. soldiers for service benefits. This final act of reconciliation was made almost one hundred years after the beginning of the war and was meant as symbolism more than substantive reward.
 
Additional Note by the Critical History: Under current U.S. Federal Code, Confederate Veterans are equivalent to Union Veterans.
 
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By the President of the United States of America
A Proclamation

The years 1961 to 1965 will mark the one-hundredth anniversary of the American Civil War.
That war was America's most tragic experience. But like most truly great tragedies, it carries with it an enduring lesson and a profound inspiration. It was a demonstration of heroism and sacrifice by men and women of both sides who valued principle above life itself and whose devotion to duty is a part of our Nation's noblest tradition.
Both sections of our now magnificently reunited country sent into their armies men who became soldiers as good as any who ever fought under any flag. Military history records nothing finer than the courage and spirit displayed at such battles as Chickamauga, Antietam, Kennesaw Mountain, and Gettysburg. That America could produce men so valiant and so enduring is a matter for deep and abiding pride.

The same spirit on the part of the people at home supported and strengthened those soldiers through four years of great trial. That a Nation which contained hardly more than thirty million people, North and South together, could sustain six hundred thousand deaths without faltering is a lasting testimonial to something unconquerable in the American spirit. And that a transcending sense of unity and larger common purpose could, in the end, cause the men and women who had suffered so greatly to close ranks once the contest ended and to go on together to build a greater, freer, and happier America must be a source of inspiration as long as our country may last.

By a joint resolution approved on September 7, 1957 (71 Stat. 626), the Congress established the Civil War Centennial Commission to prepare plans and programs for the nationwide observances of the one-hundredth anniversary of the Civil War, and requested the President to issue proclamations inviting the people of the United States to participate in those observances.

Now, Therefore, I, Dwight D. Eisenhower, President of the United States of America, do hereby invite all of the people of our country to take a direct and active part in the Centennial of the Civil War.
I request all units and agencies of government--Federal, State, and local--and their officials to encourage, foster, and participate in Centennial observances. And I especially urge our Nation's schools and colleges, its libraries and museums, its churches and religious bodies, its civic, service, and patriotic organizations, its learned and professional societies, its arts, sciences, and industries, and its informational media, to plan and carry out their own appropriate Centennial observances during the years 1961 to 1965; all to the end of enriching our knowledge and appreciation of this momentous chapter in our Nation's history and of making this memorable period truly a Centennial for all Americans.

In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the United States of America to be affixed.
DONE at the City of Washington this sixth day of December in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and eighty-fifth.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
By the President:
CHRISTIAN A. HERTER
Secretary of State]]>
<![CDATA[Good News From Alabama After New Orleans’ Political Correctness]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 14:34:08 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/good-news-from-alabama-after-new-orleans-political-correctness​by Al Benson Jr.
Many of us have watched, almost dumbstruck, at the rampant cultural genocide being displayed in New Orleans. The cultural Marxists there, from the mayor on down, have simply run amuck, basically doing what they wanted the way they wanted. To label them as culture destroyers is almost too charitable. I am sure that, along with myself, many others would describe their activities and personalities in language that I would hesitate to have reproduced in this article.
Their execrable attempts at the total destruction of Southern and Confederate history and heritage almost border on the insane–but then, they are cultural Marxists, so I guess that is par for the course.
An article on http://constitution.com for May 20th was quite perceptive. It noted: “The left has spent countless decades attempting to vilify the South by publicly shaming them for slavery that ’caused the Civil War’ when, in fact, the war itself was truly and unequivocally a result of northern lawmakers’ attempts to sabotage the sovereignty provided by states’ rights was the nation continued westward in Manifest Destiny.” The fact that all the original thirteen colonies, north and south, had slaves at one point is never mentioned, nor is the fact that some slave states remained in the Union while Lincoln supposedly “fought to free the slaves.” The Establishment, educational and otherwise, does not want us to dwell too much on such facts, and so, in this regard, in our day and age, most “history” books lie to us.
The Constitution article noted: “In this quest to keep Southerners under their thumb, and under the auspices of ‘political correctness’ liberals the nation over have begun demanding that statues, monuments, and celebrations with Confederate subject matter be swept under the rug or destroyed all together. It is the epitome of revisionist history, and it is a menace to our nation’s future.” And don’t think the cultural Marxists are not aware of that. They are, because such is their agenda. Those people want to destroy your culture and your children’s future, and what’s more, they want to enjoy themselves doing it!
So while they have “made hay while the moon shines” in New Orleans, they have not done quite so well in Alabama. The Constitution article tells us: “Alabama lawmakers on Friday approved sweeping protections for Confederate monuments, names and other historic memorials,…The measure ‘would prohibit the relocation, removal, alteration, renaming, or other disturbance of any architecturally significant building, memorial street, or monument that has stood on public property for 40 or more years,’ it reads.”
The article noted that “African-American lawmakers opposed the bill at every step of the legislative process,  saying it solidifies a shameful legacy of slavery.” This line of bull is one of the few weapons the political left has and they have used it so often for so long that the luster is beginning to wear off the sword. One of those opposed to this bill was Hank Sanders, a well-known leftist from Selma. he and his daughter, Rose,  were instrumental in trying to keep the Nathan Bedford Forrest bust on Confederate Circle in Selma from being put back up after someone had stolen it. They were unsuccessful with that effort, too, but it sure wasn’t for lack of trying. If, as the Constitution article said, “African-American lawmakers” opposed this bill, you have to wonder how many of the African-American lawmakers in Alabama are leftists. Maybe someone in Alabama can do some kind of study on that.
It should have occurred to most Southern folks by now that those trying to destroy our monuments and eventually our culture,  are leftists of one stripe or another–liberals who don’t have the guts to become outright communists, as well as socialists, fascists,  and those who are outright communists, along with all manner of “useful idiots” who, in their exalted brilliance, just don’t know the difference and are naive enough to still think, in spite of world history, that communism is actually an expression of “peace and freedom.” Then there are those trying to destroy our heritage who are actually being paid by certain Elitist groups to do it. I won’t mention any names here, but the head of one (or several) of these groups has a last name with only five letters in it and he worked for the Nazis during World War 2.
Folks, we have got to get it through our heads that these are not just ordinary people with a different viewpoint than ours, people you can sit down and dialogue with over your differences. These people have an agenda that calls for your destruction culturally, and eventually probably physically once they feel they have the power. Their agenda will never be dialogue with you–it will always be your ultimate destruction.
This new bill in Alabama is resistance to their program. They understand that. Resistance is one thing they do understand. Praise God that Alabama has done what she did in this instance. The rest of the Southern states, those not thoroughly co-opted by the left and the Deep State, need to start doing the same thing. If their watch-word is “destruction” then ours needs to be “resistance.”
The Constitution article also noted that the monuments in New Orleans are being removed “at the behest of left-leaning groups.” So you and your culture are basically under communist assault. This is not just a batch of local black folks that want equal treatment at the local level–this is a communist assault on our culture and we had better wake up and grasp that fact pretty soon!
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<![CDATA[“Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho” Cultural Marxist Doublespeak]]>Tue, 09 May 2017 15:25:42 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/hey-hey-ho-ho-cultural-marxist-doublespeak​by Al Benson Jr.

According to http://www.nola.com for May 4th, the Joan of Arc statue on Decatur Street in New Orleans had the phrase Tear it Down sprayed in black paint on its base. The nature of the spray paint job has been thought by some to relate to the ongoing cultural Marxist purge of all things Confederate currently in progress there. Of course there is always the possibility that those who are attacking Confederate heritage don’t even realize that Joan of Arc lived in France in the 15th century and had nothing at all to do with the War of Northern Aggression.

The web article noted here stated: “But the statue of Joan of Arc, a 15th century military leader, martyr and Catholic saint, hasn’t been mentioned in the controversy to this point.” The key words in this sentence are “to this point.” Remember that!
The writer of the article said: “There is no connection between the “Tear it Down” tag and the Take Em Down NOLA organization, one of its leaders said…Malcolm Suber said TED members had nothing to do with the graffiti.”  “Joan of Arc is not on our radar,” Suber said. Well, not yet anyway. But didn’t these same people want the Andrew Jackson statue removed also? Or was that a supposedly “separate” group of cultural Marxists? The groups seem to proliferate so fast it gets hard after awhile to keep track of who wants what torn down. Andy Jackson didn’t have anything to do with the War of Northern Aggression either. He died 15 years before it started. But the folks that wanted (and still want) Jackson’s statue removed claimed taking his statue down would be a major stroke against “white supremacy.” So why wouldn’t the identical critique apply to Joan of Arc? After all, she was white and Christian and, in all honesty, folks, nowadays that’s the only criteria need to be branded as a white supremacist. If you read what some of these rather odd college professors today are spouting, you realize that, in their convoluted thinking, anyone born white is automatically a flaming racist and white supremacist–except them naturally. Somehow they seem to have escaped that malignancy that the entire rest of the white race is afflicted with. Either that or in their traitorous sellout of their race they feel they are exercising the  proper repentance for having been born white.

So you will have to pardon me if I can’t quite buy the collegiate swill they sprinkle over our kids while we pay big bucks to let them do it. Sure they hate Confederate flags, symbols, monuments, etc. But these people hate anything white and/or Christian.

When they holler “Hey, Hey, Ho, Ho, Western Civ. has got to go” what they are really saying is that white, Christian civilization needs to be gotten rid of. That is their ultimate target. The fact that many of them from overseas would still be living in grass huts somewhere, were it not for Christian civilization,  seems to escape them. Without western Christian civilization they would not be here and would not have the opportunity to get foundation money to carry on their anti-white war games.

As far as “racism” goes, the old saying applies–“it takes one to know one.”

They all want to celebrate their cultures while destroying ours, and those white folks that feel guilty about being white and are willing to go along with this ethnic cleansing of their own race are not even up to the level of being reprehensible.
The whole cultural Marxist agenda is about the destruction of western, Christian civilization. Give those people the chance and that is what they will do to you. What do you tell your children then–when they ask you why didn’t you stand up and do something? You need to begin to realize where these people are coming from. Sure they want to demolish Confederate and Southern culture. That’s the first step. And you folks who won’t stand up and help us defend our Confederate heritage will one day find that, when the cultural Marxists have gotten rid of us, they will come after you–and there won’t be anyone left to help you. What will you do then???
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<![CDATA[The Hard Hand of War]]>Fri, 05 May 2017 15:42:29 GMThttp://deovindice.org/the-condederate-society-blog/the-hard-hand-of-war
By Brion McClanahan
The Abbeville Institute

On Easter Sunday, April 16, 1865, Union forces under the command of General James Harrison Wilson attacked, captured, and sacked Columbus, GA in the last major battle of the War east of the Mississippi. Wilson’s campaign began in North Alabama and quickly moved South.
By this point in the War, Alabama could offer little resistance. Even the great Forrest could not stop Wilson at Selma. The “army” defending Columbus–like Forrest’s army at Selma–was little more than young boys and old men. Hastily constructed forts on the Alabama side of the Chattahoochee River were unmanned.

The Battle of Columbus began well enough for the Confederate defenders. They duped the Union cavalry into trying to cross a bridge packed with oil soaked cotton bales. As the Union charged the position, a Confederate battery overlooking the bridge opened fire and the bales were set ablaze. This temporarily halted the assault, but when the rest of the cavalry showed up later that day, Wilson decided on a night attack.
The Union army ultimately overwhelmed their disoriented and disorganized foes and the occupied the city. Much has been made of Sherman’s “March to the Sea” in 1865, but very few are aware of Wilson’s Alabama campaign and the “hard hand of war” in the Yellowhammer State or the Battle of Columbus.
Historians Joseph Danielson and Charles Misulia have brought this little-known companion to Sherman’s swath of destruction to light.

Danielson begins his narrative in of the Union occupation of North Alabama in 1862. His picture of defiant Southern belles and recalcitrant civilians meshes nicely with Gary Gallagher’s portrayal of Southern nationalism and morale in his Confederate War. Daielson explains that while the Union army initially adopted a conciliatory policy in relation to Southern property and civil liberties, that soon gave way to tough measures after Southern civilians bristled at “Lincoln’s hordes.” Union soldiers began ransacking houses, stealing goods, and confiscating food. By 1864, one North Alabama woman remarked that Union soldiers had left her “poor children [with] nothing but a little piece of fried middling, and bread and water.” Fall harvests were seized while many Union soldiers walked away with clothes and shoes from helpless Southern women.

This story was repeated many times across the hills of North Alabama. Southern women who believed that a chivalric code would protect them from attack soon found out that Union soldiers did not subscribe to the same standards as their Southern men. “Lincoln’s hordes” took liberties with Southern women, burned their homes, and subjected them to physical violence. Their crime: supporting their men in the cause of independence. Their resolve was so strong that Union soldiers often marveled that it was the women, not the men, who were the most ardent patriots in North Alabama. If anyone were to read Drew Gilpin Faust’s nonsensical The Creation of Confederate Nationalism, they would believe that Southern women failed to support the cause and instead took to rioting across the South to find bread that had been confiscated by the Confederate government. Danielson has done much to dispel that myth.
Danielson concludes that “For a region where no major battle had occurred, the Confederate people, towns, and countryside suffered greatly.” Women chided their men for surrendering, took to bed out of grief, and refused to write in their journals for months after the war was over.

The hard hand of Union military occupation eventually transitioned to a punishing campaign across the State which culminated in the Battle of Columbus on Easter Sunday 1865.
Misulia provides a thorough blow by blow narrative of the event and its aftermath. Once the Confederate army failed in its defense of the city, the Union cavalry proceeded to loot and destroy anything of value, including almost every mill and factory in town. The only exception was the city’s grist mill. Wilson and his men occupied the finest homes in town, destroyed several bank vaults to steal now worthless Confederate money, tore apart storefronts in an effort to secure jewelry and clothing, and walked off with livestock and other valuables. The great conflagration of the city began when careless soldiers began detonating the thousands of pounds of munitions they captured in the raid. Some raiding also took place in the surrounding areas. Present day Phenix City was looted while many slaves looked on in horror as “ugly haired” men raided their plantations. One slave recalled, “they just rambled through the house a-cussin’ an’ a-carryin’ on, an’ breakin’ up all the dishes. The ole master, he run away.”

Alcohol fueled much of this thuggish behavior, and while Misulia argues that most of the soldiers behaved themselves, the simple fact that so much destruction was leveled on the city says more about Union command that the Union soldiers themselves. Wilson not only condoned their behavior, he encouraged it, as did General Ormsby M. Mitchel who oversaw Union occupation of North Alabama. The plundering began at the top.

These crimes are often brushed aside as a regrettable but necessary part of war. George W. Bush era crony Karl Rove praised the Union war effort in a review of Danielson’s book, calling the Confederate soldier the “enemy.”
Rove’s opinion is indicative of a larger problem, one that a careful reading of both Danielson’s and Misulia’s books can correct. Danielson is not pro-South, far from it, but he honestly portrayed Union actions in North Alabama. Misulia is not a professional historian which gives him an advantage over the academic crowd: he does not have to answer to the overlords of acceptable opinion in American history departments. Both books correct the notion that Southerners were traitors who deserved the beating they took, that the Union army was a virtuous band of moral crusaders, and that the majority of Southerners were duped by the plantation oligarchy into fighting and supporting a war they did not want. Certainly Rove did not gather this from the book, but his Republican colored glasses hid the real tragedy of the conflict.
Antebellum Southerners were Americans who had a different vision of American government and society, and the War set the South back both physically and economically for decades. Did any group of Americans deserve that? And if not, could there have been another way? Perhaps the “hard hand of war” imposed upon the South by “Lincoln’s hordes” was unnecessary. At the very least, Americans should consider it barbaric, but that would require a reassessment of the modern American historical narrative.
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