A story that a sweetheart gave a Confederate soldier George Dixon a $20 gold coin dated 1860 as a good luck charm has been validated. The story was that George kept the coin with him always, in his pocket, as good luck. During the Battle of Shiloh, George was shot point blank. The bullet struck in his pocket hitting the center of the gold coin. The impact was said to have left the gold piece bent, with the bullet embedded in it which saved his life. Continue reading
The destruction of Confederate monuments and the slandering of all things Confederate is in vogue in contemporary mainline media, academia, and the political establishment. The destruction of Confederate monuments by radical mobs is similar to the radical Taliban’s destruction of Buddhist monuments and the Soviet Union’s denial of public expressions of native culture in the Baltic states—all are examples of cultural genocide. Standard American history as written by the victors in the so-called “Civil War” supports and encourages Southern cultural genocide. As noted by Southern historian Grady McWhiney, “What passes as standard American history is really Yankee history written by New Englanders or their puppets to glorify Yankee heroes and ideals.” Continue reading
In 1917 Lyon Gardiner Tyler picked up a copy of the New York Times and grew angry. What so incensed Tyler was an editorial suggesting that Southern slaveowners were akin to the Hohenzollern autocrats then plaguing the world. The editorial insisted that slaveowners were arbitrary and oppressive and that they had sought to extend slavery. When the North and the Republican Party resisted, the South declared war, characterizing it as defensive, just as the Hohenzollerns described their aggression as defensive in nature. Continue reading
“If you will have it thus, we will invoke the God of our fathers.“
WASHINGTON, D. C., January 2, 1861 – Jefferson Davis, already a veteran of war and politics at the age of 52, and obviously wracked by the pains of illness, stood at his desk in the Senate today to deliver a calm speech that in other countries might have seen him dragged immediately to a dungeon.
It is the strange temper of these times, however, that it was possible for a courtly Southerner to announce calmly that his State had seceded from the Union, by his own advice and with his consent, and that accordingly he no longer would appear as its spokesman there.
“I do think that she has a justifiable cause,” he said, “and I approve of her act.” Continue reading
The bankers go to work to start the Civil War.
With the Central Bank killed off, fractional reserve banking moved like a virus through numerous state chartered banks instead causing the instability this form of economics thrives on. When people lose their homes someone else wins them for a fraction of their worth. Depression is good news to the lender; but war causes even more debt and dependency than anything else, so if the money-changers couldn’t have their Central Bank with a license to print money, a war it would have to be. We can see from this quote of the then chancellor of Germany that slavery was not the only cause for the American Civil War. “The division of the United States into federations of equal force was decided long before the Civil War by the high financial powers of Europe. These bankers were afraid that the United States if they remained as one block would attain economic and financial independence which would upset their financial domination over the world.” ~ Otto von Bismark, the Chancellor of Germany, who united the German states.
On the 12th of April 1861 this economic war began. Continue reading
~ Foreword ~
This has been a long journey – and one that is long overdue, but I guess that in the scheme of things ~ ALL things for a reason.
By the turn of the Millennium, I had already been broadcasting for a half-decade and due to the massive sized audience which I had developed by then – predominantly through short-wave and satellite broadcasts ~ I had made many friends. One such gentleman was located in the north-central region of Wisconsin ~ not an area known for its relations with true knowledge of the Confederate States of America ~ a region, philosophy and history which I became more than familiar with in my youth.
Hal Young was a good friend and loyal listener to my programming and had been for some years. I have recently located (by accident) a series of voluminous discs covering a wide expanse of American history which he had compiled and sent to me ~ probably around the years 2002-2003 ~ maybe a year or so later. Where have they been all of these years? Given that my office archives have grown to a massive collection – they got buried in boxes and subsequently in drawers and file cabinets ~ some of which have not been opened for years ~ but the time had come to begin pairing my life back from unnecessary “things” ~ and I came across Hal’s five discs ~ an oh, what a treasure they are.
What we present to you this day, may seem to have been put together in a somewhat haphazard fashion ~ but the more I read it ~ the more it begins to make sense ~ however ~ it IS long, and hence ~ I will be posting it in several different “Chapters,” as all seems to have been put together with information coming from a range of resources.
As with most postings of our columns are open to discussion – and correction by knowledgeable and qualified readers and contributors, so please feel free to participate. In our next Chapter, we will be going traveling back to to an earlier part of America’s history to study what the Founders had to say about this thing called, ‘secession.’
At the end of this lengthy post, you will find a link to a well related commentary, which expands the lessons contained below. we invite you to read, The Issue WAS State’s Rights
I’ll see you at Sundown…
Jeffrey Bennett, Editor and Publisher
Thomas Paine’s Revolutionary War pamphlet may have changed the course of American history.
On December 19th, 1776, the firebrand journalist and activist Thomas Paine (1737-1809) published the first volume of his political pamphlet The Crisis (also known as The American Crisis). The Crisis would feature five more volumes over the next twelve months, documenting much of the first full year of the incipient American Revolution against England. Paine would go on to release thirteen additional volumes between 1778 and the Revolution’s 1783 conclusion, continuing to trace the conflict’s evolution and to add his passionate support to the colonist cause at each stage.
That December 19th number begins with some of the most eloquent and inspiring lines in American history:
These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of his country; but he that stands it NOW, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: ‘Tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Continue reading
Authors Note: Some of the comments found herein may be offensive to some. Know this, if they are found within quotation marks, (” “), they are NOT my thoughts or beliefs; rather they are the thoughts of the person being quoted. ~ N.R.
If you were to ask your friends who the five greatest presidents were, I’m certain you would get a wide range of answers. Some might answer with contemporary presidents; like Obama or Reagan, while others might stick to those that were only names in history books. But I’m almost certain that universally the name Abraham Lincoln would make almost everyone’s list. Why is that? Is it because he saved the Union and freed the slaves?
I find it ironic that people are beginning to accept that the news they see on TV is scripted–fake–yet they won’t accept that what they’ve been taught about men like Lincoln is fake as well. Sure, Lincoln saved the Union, but he did so at the end of a gun and with cannon fire; at the cost of over half a million lives and the destruction of our Republic. As for slavery, people believe that Lincoln was this great humanitarian who freed the slaves. Nothing could be further from the truth; and it is this aspect of the Lincoln myth that I hope to dispel with fact. Continue reading
~ Prologue ~
April 11, 1951; President Harry S. Truman relieves General Douglas MacArthur of his command, ostensibly for ‘insubordination.’ Eight days later, General MacArthur has just concluded his nationally televised Farewell Address to Congress – a speech that was profound in its meaning as well as its nostalgia. The following was carefully written and crafted within minutes of the conclusion of the broadcast. Continue reading
General of the Army Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26 January 1880. He graduated first in his class from the United States Military Academy in 1903. Commissioned a second lieutenant, he served in the Philippines for a year. He was promoted to first lieutenant in 1904. From 1904 to 1906, he was an aide to the commander of the Pacific Division, his father Lieutenant General Arthur MacArthur. He next served as an aide to President Theodore Roosevelt and taught at the Army Services School at Fort Leavenworth, from 1908 to 1912. In 1911, he was made a captain and served on the General Staff from 1913 to 1917. In 1915, he was promoted to major and took part in the Vera Cruz operation.
In 1917, he was promoted to colonel and made the chief of staff of the 42d (Rainbow) Division in France. Promoted to brigadier general in the National Army 1918, he fought in the Marne operations, commanded the 84th Infantry Brigade in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives, and led the 42d Division in the Sedan offensives. Continue reading
Claude Bowers in his notable book The Tragic Era that I have mentioned in some of these articles made note of the Union League Clubs.
John Chodes, author of Segregation–Federal Policy or Racism? (Shotwell Publishing, Columbia, South Carolina,) noted the Union League on page 26 of that book. He said: “The Union League began as a political club in New York in 1863 to revive the sagging patriotic spirit of the Northern states during the War for Southern Independence. It’s philosophies were similar to the Radical Republicans so it fused with and became part of Republican vote-building machine for blacks in the post-war South…The Union League’s expenses were covered by the sale of confiscated white Southerners’ property, thus inciting the volunteers to harass the people in time of peace by unlawful seizure to provide the means of paying themselves. This further alienated whites from blacks.” In other words, the Union Leagues were “legal” Yankee/Marxist thieves.” Continue reading
WHEREAS, it hath pleased Almighty God, the Sovereign Disposer of events, to protect and defend us hitherto in our conflicts with our enemies as to be unto them a shield.
And whereas, with grateful thanks we recognize His hand and acknowledge that not unto us, but unto Him, belongeth the victory, and in humble dependence upon His almighty strength, and trusting in the justness of our purpose, we appeal to Him that He may set at naught the efforts of our enemies, and humble them to confusion and shame. Continue reading
Did General Lee Violate his Oath in Siding with the Confederacy?
The New York Independent of the 6th of June has a letter from Berlin, written by Dr. Joseph P. Thompson, from which I make the following extract:
During the American war the sympathies of the German people were strongly on the side of the North. They showed their good feeling toward the Union and their confidence in its success by subscribing largely for United States bonds, at a most critical period both for our arms and our finances – a confidence which Congress has abused in a most humiliating way by providing for cheating the bondholders out of eight cents on the dollar. Thus do we ourselves efface the glories of the war and of emancipation.
But while on the question of slavery and the Union the German people were with us, yet from a professional point of view military men in Germany rated the Southern generals, and especially Lee, above the generals of the Union. They do not seem to have mastered the grand strategy of Grant and Sherman, by which Richmond was at last shut up in a vice; the energy with which Grant drove Lee back to Richmond; the patience with which, having shut Lee up in his capital, he held him there, until Sherman’s arrival at Charleston gave the signal for taking Richmond, without giving Lee a single chance of escape. Continue reading
The African Slave Trade ~ Profits and Prosperity
The Evening Post, the New York Tribune, and other anti-slavery journals in this city are discharging themselves of such a mass of special and minute information about the movements of slavers, and the activity of the slave trade in New York, New London, New Bedford and Boston, that it seems highly probable they are stockholders or secret agents in the business.
These ports, in which the slavers are fitted out belong to the most rabid anti-slavery States, and there can be no doubt that the vessels are the property of the Republicans in those several places. The profits of the trade are so great that they can well afford to contribute a hundred thousand dollars or more towards the election of an anti-slavery President [Lincoln]. From lists published a short time ago In the Post and Tribune, it appeared that eighty-six* slavers had Sailed from this port and the other ports we have mentioned, and from other cases since reported, the number cannot be now far short of one hundred sail. The net proceeds on a cargo of five hundred slaves are at the lowest estimate $100,000, which is only an average profit of $200 per head. The sum of the profits of the “blackbird fleet” at one hundred vessels would therefore amount to ten millions of dollars, and this estimate makes an allowance of five million for expenses and losses.
From facts and figures it is evident that it is a most profitable, prosperous business, and accordingly we are informed by the Post that steamships are about to give new activity to the traffic, and that they will be packed with some 3,000 negroes, whose aggregate prices would sum up about a million of dollars. One instance is mentioned by both our anti-slavery contemporaries, of 450 negroes being landed on the 30th of June from an American bark, and sold publicly in the streets of Trinidad at an average of $650 each. The gross proceeds of this cargo would be $292,500, which, for one hundred “blackbirds.” Would amount to upwards of twenty-nine millions of dollars, leaving a clear profit of from twenty to twenty-five million. It is added, in the Post, that the Governor of Trinidad received in this transaction $30,000 hush money.
Now, it may be fairly asked, how those who are not implicated or interested in the trade themselves can be so well posted in this matter of bribery, or make up the lists of slavers which have appeared in their journals? How can they be so minutely informed of the names of the vessels, their captains, the ports from which they have sailed, the number of slaves they land, the prices received for them, and the “hush money” to corrupt Governors, unless they are secret partners in the trade? If they are possessed of all this information, they must have known of the fitting out of every vessel before she sailed. Why did they not give information to the authorities before the bird had flown, unless they had an interest in concealing her flight till it was too late. Once these ships bare made their voyages and landed their cargoes, and the owners have realized fortunes, they or their agents may then inform the public that such operations were made, the legal evidence against those concerned being no longer in existence.
They can thus afford to be severe in their denunciations of the slave traffic, and call it “infernal,” having the prices of the Africans in their pockets, or snugly deposited to their credit in banks, and they can also afford to bleed copiously for the purchase of campaign documents to secure the election of Old Abe Lincoln. Like sleek Joseph Surface, in the “School for Scandal,” who zealously preached up sentiments of morality to his wild brother Charles at the very moment that he had Sir Peter Teazle’s wife concealed for a criminal purpose in his room, the anti-slavery loaders are most enthusiastic against the slave traffic at the very time that they are enjoying its profits and doing a thriving business In human flesh.
The New York Herald, August 10, 1860, Page 4
Transcribed by Bobby Edwards, September 19, 2018
In December of 1860, many Republicans were beginning to take the secession movement seriously and felt that a compromise needed to be reached in order to keep the Upper South, including states like North Carolina and Tennessee, from seceding. For this reason, two committees were convened by Congress for the express purpose of dealing with proposals aimed at averting the secession crisis. The House of Representative’s “Committee of Thirty-Three” was formed on 4 December, 1860, the day after the second session of the thirty-sixth Congress convened. This committee took its name from the thirty-three Representatives, one from each state, that were appointed to its seats. The committee, chaired by Thomas Corwin of Ohio, met for the first time on 11 December. The Senate’s “Committee of Thirteen” was created on 18 December, and like the Committee of Thirty-Three, took its name from the number of seats assigned to it. On 20 December, Vice-President John C. Breckinridge appointed thirteen Senators to the committee, and they met for the first time that very day. Continue reading
Lincoln was relatively devoid of personal prejudice, but that doesn’t mean that he didn’t incorporate prejudice into his thinking. ~ Sebastian Page, Oxford University
By July of 1862, the Union was not faring so well against the Confederacy in its War of Aggression. Although they had won half again as many battles the Southerners, winning thirty-nine battles to the South’s twenty-six, the Southerners had fought them to a stand-still nineteen times, despite being outnumbered by two to one. Many in the North were beginning to grumble about the war, and morale, along with support for the war, was beginning to wane, and sympathy for the Southern cause was building in Western Europe. Continue reading
I have a way of getting into arguments about the character of Abraham Lincoln, sixteenth President of the United States of America, and the causes of the War of Northern Aggression, A.K.A. the “Civil” War. This happens because they tell me that Lincoln was an honest man, that he was a “great American.” They tell me that he “freed the slaves” and that he believed in racial equality. They tell me that the War was fought to end slavery. They tell me, also, that States’ rights were not the issue, because the States were not, in and of themselves, Sovereign Entities, that in point of fact, it was the Union that held Sovereignty over the individual States. I say that these are lies perpetuated by the real traitors to the United States, and taught as fact to generations of schoolchildren after the War ended.
What happened to the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence?
Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?
Five signers were captured by the British as traitors, and tortured before they died. Continue reading
Sylvanus Thayer Award Acceptance Address, May 12, 1962, West Point, NY
General Westmoreland, General Grove, distinguished guests, and gentlemen of the Corps!
As I was leaving the hotel this morning, a doorman asked me, “Where are you bound for, General?” And when I replied, “West Point,” he remarked, “Beautiful place. Have you ever been there before?” Continue reading
NOTE: Although we do not agree with the direction that the United States Congress has taken in late 2018 going into 2019 as relates to Muslims “serving” in public office – which does not even include Political offices in various state and other Federal positions… there are many “stories” going around the nation which state that the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 prevented Muslims from holding Public Office. What follows below would seem to be a more reasonable assessment, yet what we are witnessing across the land – would appear to indicate a further erosion of this nation’s sovereignty. ~ Ed.
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 upheld the national origins quota system established by the Immigration Act of 1924, reinforcing this controversial system of immigrant selection.
It also ended Asian exclusion from immigrating to the United States and introduced a system of preferences based on skill sets and family reunification. Situated in the early years of the Cold War, the debate over the revision of U.S. immigration law demonstrated a division between those interested in the relationship between immigration and foreign policy, and those linking immigration to concerns over national security. Continue reading
~ Foreword ~
On March 15, 1783 the officers under George Washington’s command met to discuss a petition that called for them to mutiny due to Congress’ failure to provide them back pay and pensions for their service during the American Revolution. George Washington addressed the officers with a nine-page speech that sympathized with their demands but denounced their methods by which they proposed to achieve them.
Head Quarters Newburgh 15th of March 1783.
By an anonymous summons, an attempt has been made to convene you together—how inconsistent with the rules of propriety! how unmilitary! and how subversive of all order and discipline—let the good sense of the Army decide.
In the moment of this summons, another anonymous production was sent into circulation; addressed more to the feelings & passions, than to the reason & judgment of the Army. The Author of the piece, is entitled to much credit for the goodness of his Pen: and I could wish he had as much credit for the rectitude of his Heart—for, as Men see thro’ different Optics, and are induced by the reflecting faculties of the Mind, to use different means to attain the same end; the Author of the Address, should have had more charity, than to mark for Suspicion, the Man who should recommend Moderation and longer forbearance—or, in other words, who should not think as he thinks, and act as he advises. But he had another plan in view, in which candor and liberality of Sentiment, regard to justice, and love of Country, have no part; and he was right, to insinuate the darkest suspicion, to effect the blackest designs. Continue reading
“Tyrants preserve themselves by sowing fear and mistrust among the citizens by means of spies, by distracting them with foreign wars, by eliminating men of spirit who might lead a revolution, by humbling the people, and making them incapable of decisive action…” ~ Aristotle
You’d think ole “Ari” might have been peering through some sort of cosmic window into modern day America some 2300 years ago with comments such as those above. Continue reading
The 1964 National Convention of the Republican Party of the United States took place in the Cow Palace, Daly City, California, on July 13 to July 16, 1964. Before 1964, there had been only one national Republican convention on the West Coast, the 1956 Republican National Convention, which also took place in the Cow Palace. Many believed that a convention at San Francisco indicated the rising power of the Republican party in the west. Continue reading
The state rights tone was set in the preamble to the Confederate Constitution in the significant phrase, “each State acting in its sovereign and independent character.”
Secession was based on the idea of state rights (or “states rights,” a variant that came into use after the Civil War). This exalted the powers of the individual states as opposed to those of the Federal government. It generally rested on the theory of state sovereignty– that in the United States the ultimate source of political authority lay in the separate states. Associated with the principle of state rights was a sense of state loyalty that could prevail over a feeling of national patriotism. Before the war, the principle found expression in different ways at different times, in the North as well as in the South. During the war it reappeared in the Confederacy. Continue reading
“I feel no consciousness of guilt.”
CHARLES TOWN, Va., November 2, 1859 – What says a man when he has assayed to play the role of liberator outside the law, has finally directed his I handful of followers in combat with uniformed troops of the government, and has lost; when he knows that beyond all appeal he will dangle from a gallows?
John Brown said it here today, in open court, after receiving that sentence which no power on earth could avert. How did he say it? He said it calmly and with great lucidity, as though each syllable were a brick carefully laid in a pillar of argument that was to be his memorial. Continue reading