Tucker Carlson, in a recent video, noted that “Donald Trump’s triumph in Iowa wasn’t just decisive, it was historic. His thirty point margin of victory was more than double the previous record. Despite this, Democrats and the media are still holding out hope that Trump’s support will somehow evaporate… and they have a plan if it does: replace Trump with Nikki Haley.”
Considering that a lot of Haley’s financial support has been coming from Democrats with big bucks, this should not be surprising. We have in this country what amounts to a Uni-Party, made up of some Republicans, many Democrats, various socialists and communists, all with a One World Government worldview. These people recognize Nikki Haley as one of their own.
So, if for some reason China Joe Biden can’t pull off another election steal, they’ll be satisfied with Nikki Haley because they realize they will get the same results, just with different names. It wouldn’t be the first time the Uni-Parth controlled both candidates. When that happens, they win either way, and the public loses either way. That’s what they’d love to engineer with the 2024 election. They already know Trump won’t play that game, but Nikki Haley is politically ambitious, so she will.
Her removal of the Confederate flag in South Carolina in 2015 demonstrated that. She had no interest in protecting or preserving the heritage of many in her state if selling out their heritage would advance her political career. After all, her heritage wasn’t their heritage. I’ve heard where lately, she’s tried to backpedal on that somewhat. Don’t buy it! She’s looking for the votes.
Being one of Klaus Schwab’s “disciples” (something she obviously doesn’t talk about) I would assume she has the same One World Government viewpoint that Schwab has. Obviously that wouldn’t sell well on the campaign trail so it gets ignored.
Tucker Carlson also observed that “A Nikki Haley presidency is a lot like a war with Iran. It’s a terrible idea. No normal person wants it. But because a small well-funded group of extremely enthusiastic activists are determined to have it anyway, we are perpetually on the verge of getting it anyway.”
So, potential voters ought to ask, where does her money come from? Who is working to promote her as THE alternative to China Joe Biden? What connections does she still have to Klaus Schwab and the World Economic Forum? One potential voter in New Hampshire, when interviewed said that he couldn’t support her because “she is really liberal in 4 or 5 areas.” He didn’t list those areas, but from his brief comments you could tell he had done some research on her.
If the One World Government cabal can succeed in replacing Trump with her, then they will have sewn up America’s future for good/ And their plans for our future are not what most of us would agree with.
This piece was published at Revised History on January 17, 2024.
Nikki Haley, like so many other RINO’s, continues to mangle the truth about what the War of Northern Aggression was really all about. These people have swallowed so many abolitionist fantasies’ they will never be able to get beyond them to anything approaching the truth. So they just continue to regurgitate the myth that it was all over the slavery issue. That way they never have to do any homework to discover the truth. Just repeat the lie enough times and it becomes their “truth.”
Klaus Schwab, head of the World Economic Forum, the outfit that wants us to learn to eat cockroaches instead of grass-fed beef, must have a favorite Republican candidate running for president. And if he does, then it is Nikki Haley, who has been one of his “disciples” over the years. Of course Nikki fails to mention that in her appearances around the country. Do you wonder why?
in an article in the “New York Times” recently it was stated: “Nikki Haley, the former South Carolina governor and Republican presidential hopeful, on Thursday walked back her stumbling answer about the cause of the Civil War, telling a New Hampshire interviewer ‘of course the Civil War was about slavery’.” Well, Nikki, you got it wrong again (yet). You haven’t learned a thing since 2015 when you rushed to take the Confederate flag down in Columbia because you thought the Republican establishment would laud you for it. Their opinion was more important to you than that of the voters who elected you. It still is–which is one major reason you should NOT have the Republican nomination.
If the war was all about freeing the slaves, and I have asked this question more times than I can remember, why did not the North free those slaves in states that remained in the Union first? That would have been a logical first step in the emancipation of all the slaves in the Confederacy. The North could have led the abolitionist cause by shining example. But the North didn’t choose to do that. Rather they elected to keep slaves in bondage in slave states that, for one reason or another, remained in the Union–and when West Virginia seceded from the Confederacy, it came into the Union as a slave state–thus making five Union states slave states.
In fact, Lincoln’s famous (and totally useless) “Emancipation Proclamation” explicitly listed areas that slaves were NOT to be freed in–those areas being the Northern slave states and areas in the Confederacy that the Union had recaptured. The message here was clear–slavery is okay if your state is in the Union, but it’s not okay if your state is in the Confederacy. Ms. Haley should know all this, but it seems she doesn’t! It would seem that knowing accurate history is not a big part of her election agenda. In fact, most politicians in both parties are probably historical ignoramuses. They don’t really have to be historical whiz kids–all they have to do is make us think they are. With the abysmal state of education today in our public schools, that’s not always too hard.
By some fluke, should Donald Trump manage to win the presidential nomination without having it stolen from him, I sincerely hope and pray he will have the good, common sense NOT to pick Nikki Haley as a running mate! As I’ve said before, she is a One World sheep in conservative clothing. Anyone who has been a disciple of Klaus Schwab is far from being genuinely conservative–and equally as far from telling the voting public about the real truth of the War of Northern Aggression!
Someday, in God’s providence, the real truth will manage to get out there. Until such time, those who do realize it need to keep pounding the pavement to get the truth out there to those who are hungry for it. There are some who are–and if we can get it to them–who knows what they and their children can do with it.
This piece was previously published at Revised History on Dec. 29, 2023.
Just recently I came across an article, posted December 4th, about Nikki Haley which I would urge readers to check out. It very much echoes my sentiments on Ms. Haley, who I wrote an article about on my blog last February.
Comrade Nimarata is running for president and is trying to pass herself off as a conservative Republican when, actually, nothing could be further from the truth. She’s a disciple of Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum. Schwab is, you know, the guy that recommends we all start learning to eat cockroaches and other creeping wildlife instead of real meat produced by our own farmers and ranchers. Supposedly doing this will combat the farce we call “climate change.”
I guess I’m just a bit old fashioned, but I will wait to do that when I can stand behind Comrade Schwab at the local roachburger stand and let him order first. You can bet the farm he ain’t going to be eating what he expects the rest of us to eat if we are dumb enough to take his advice. And I don’t expect Ms. Haley to step up and order a cricketburger or a roachburger either. Folks here in the South should remember she was first in line to take down Confederate flags after that shooting in South Carolina back in 2015 that started the latest craze to get rid of Southern flags and monuments. No self-respecting Southerner should vote for this woman. She’s a One World government witch wearing a conservative Republican sheepskin. Avoid her like the plague!
This article was published on RevisedHistory.com on December 5, 2023.
Recently, I read a speech by a gentleman who had given that speech at a Confederate cemetery in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It struck me because I had once, back in 2005 I think it was, also given a speech at a Confederate cemetery in Fayetteville and I wondered if it was the same cemetery. Then I thought it must have been, for I doubt there are two Confederate cemeteries in Fayetteville. It was a beautiful cemetery and I only hope it is still there, with its Confederate flags flying as it was then. So many things Confederate have been destroyed in the South, you have to wonder if the modern day “reconstruction” crowd has stooped to desecrating Confederate graves to erase any and all memory of anything even remotely Confederate or Southern. It wouldn’t surprise me.
At any rate, this man gave a speech on the effects of “reconstruction” in Arkansas and you could tell from his remarks that he had done the homework. He noted: “We can name three Reconstructions, all with the same aim: the annihilation of the true America. the First Reconstruction, the states of the former Confederacy were reduced to total bondage. The Second Reconstruction occurred through the 1950s and 60s as the Federal government used the ‘Civil Rights movement’ to eradicate the last vestiges of identity which the South had still clung to. The Third Reconstruction is what we are now experiencing. When they drove Old Dixie down, they also dug Old Glory’s grave..”
Of the First Reconstruction he commented: “Writing from Fort Smith in 1865, a Union commander wrote that several thousand families in the area ‘have nearly all been robbed of everything they had by the troops of this command, and are now left destitute and compelled to leave their homes to avoid starvation.” All this was only the beginning of sorrows for the South, but it amply shows the mindset of the Yankee “liberators.”
“Reconstruction” in the South was the total uprooting, French Revolution style, of all they had known and believed. I can recall my Dad telling me that, when he was young, he had talked with a man who was an ex-slave. The ex-slave told him about when the Yankee soldiers came and told the slaves they were “free” and that they could go from where they were, which was probably their former owner’s property. The old ex-slave talked about how their owners had cared for them and they did not want to leave. One of the slaves, with some perception, said “If we are free, why can’t we stay here if we want to?” He never forgot the soldier’s reply: “You’re free to go but not to stay.” And the soldiers didn’t let them stay. They had to pack everything they could carry on their backs and get out on the road with all the other displaced slaves who also had no place to go! A prime example of tearing down the old South for both blacks and whites, who, if left alone, could have helped one another through “Reconstruction.” But that wasn’t the game plan. The game plan was to pit them against one another–and they’re still doing that today! This was a prime example of “the reconstruction of a social world” in Karl Marx’s own words–in case you wonder where the term “reconstruction” ever came from.
Some of the other things he talked about in his speech pertaining to “Reconstruction” would make you weep–how the carpetbaggers taxed the property, wanting to collect all the back taxes going back to 1861, which most Southerners simply, after four years of war could not pay. And so their property was confiscated and the carpetbaggers taxed them off their land and sold it to their slimy pals for pennies on the dollar. Their is simply too much misery to go into it all–suffice it to say, the plan was the deconstruction of the South. The term “reconstruction” was a cruel joke on the South!
It’s enough to realize that the Republic this country was founded as was destroyed through the Lincoln administration and those that followed it–never to be restored to what it had been–but that was the conspiratorial plan all along. Our “Civil War” aka as the War of Northern Aggression, was this country’s French Revolution–and we have never recovered from it as France never did. All we are going through today, with the tearing down of our flags and monuments, is the third phase of “Reconstruction” which is meant to bury what’s left of this country and any vestige of its true history forever. This may give you some idea of why I say “Reconstruction is ongoing.”
This piece was published at Revised History on August 7, 2023.
Recently, I happened to run across a black lady whose first name was Kenyatta. When I asked her where she got that name she said her mother had given it to her. She went on to explain that she was named for Jomo Kenyatta, the first president of Kenya. She was a nice lady and I’m not sure she grasped the political implications of her first name. I wonder if her mother did. I didn’t get into any of that with her, as I sensed it would not be overly productive, and as I said, she seemed like a nice lady and not a raving radical.
But it made me think. How many White Southerners over the years have named their sons after Confederate soldiers? When our son was born my wife and I had narrowed the choice of names for him down to two–Daniel from the Bible and Thomas Jonathan for Stonewall Jackson. We eventually went with Daniel from the Bible, but had we not, he would have been named for Old Stonewall.
Now admittedly, that was over half a century ago, but I wondered how many Southern folks today would even dare to consider naming their son after any kind of Confederate personality for fear of being labeled “racist”? It’s okay for folks to name their kids after African terrorists, but don’t you dare name your kid Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan Jackson or Jo Shelby because then you’re a racist–and worst of all–a white racist! And we have bought into this two-tiered system of racism just like we’ve bought into the two-tiered system of “justice” in this country.
I’ve mentioned this before in several articles, how one time traveling through eastern Kansas, where you can still smell John Brown, I ran across a lady from some college there, who tried to explain to me why J.E.B. Stuart, a Christian Southern cavalry commander, was a terrorist. Of course she didn’t consider John Brown a terrorist by any means. I’m sure to her Brown was a saint that walked on water. For her, anyone that fought for the South would have been a terrorist. You can begin to see why I don’t care for eastern Kansas! There’s probably lots of good folks in eastern Kansas who have been lied to about our history just like the rest of us have, but some of the more rabid ones you can’t even talk to.
A while back we had a man in our church who had named his two sons after Confederate generals and when we were living still in Illinois, I worked with a man who had named his son Forrest after Bedford Forrest. But I don’t hear about much of that kind of thing anymore. I always felt it was kind of a tribute to our Confederate heritage that folks named their sons after well-known Confederates. I know the political left considers such a sin of “White racism” but, then, the leftists consider anything they don’t agree with as White racism. It would seem the current far left regime in power feels the same way. To them the Confederacy was treasonous and every vestige of it needs to be erased from our memories forever. That’s why they’ve got their “renaming” commissions out there taking Confederate names off everything in sight and renaming things with names they deem favorable to the radical left. I’m waiting for the day when they will start renaming battlefields, especially battlefields where the South won the battle (of which there were many) with the names of some of Abe Lincoln’s Marxist generals! I don’t know if it will happen, God forbid, but it wouldn’t surprise me.
We are in a situation currently in this country where the left is in control and they are busily trying to ram their political and theological sewage down our throats while telling us it is caviar and we’d better learn how to enjoy it. We are supposed to have an election next year. Whether we will or not is an interesting question at this point. Some are saying it won’t happen. Other are saying the Democrats will steal it again like they did in 2020. Or maybe they will just arrest Trump and let the Republican Establishment find another flunky to run in his place–someone who sounds conservative, but who they and the Democrats can control.
If either of these scenarios transpires we may have an “election” that is not truly an election, but rather a political dog and pony show. And names being what they are, what name would you give a situation like that?
This article was published at Revised History on July 14, 2023.
I got some interesting information off Gene Kizer’s website Charleston Athenaeum Press, website that many of you all are familiar with. Gene noted that 44% of our military traditionally come from the South. Bearing this in mind, this year, the army will end up about 15,000 shy of the necessary recruits for the year. The navy will end up about 10,000 short of its required goal, and the air force will end up around 3,000 short of its goal. There are several reasons for this.
One reason is the Biden/Obama Regime’s strong emphasis on “Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion” a radical leftist program that is radically short on the “inclusion” end when it comes to straight white males and long on the inclusion end when it comes to sodomites, lesbians and trans-sexuals, and others of the drag queen crowd. This is what the current regime wants. Whereas Communist China is preparing its army for war, our military leadership is preparing our military for the acceptance of sexual perversion in a grand way–and that’s their main goal. And due to Biden’s soft on China policy don’t expect him to change any of this. His main purpose is placating China so those Biden family checks will continue to come from Beijing! To say that Biden has been thoroughly co-opted is but to stress the obvious.
But there may be another and equally important reason why recruitment is down. Lots of Southern young men have watched as the current regime has labeled their Confederate forefathers as traitors–and this has been going on for three years running now so the effect is beginning to get cumulative. All we hear from this elite regime is how bad those nasty Confederates were and how they fought a whole war only so they could keep their slaves and for no other reason!
And if you watch Fox News you will soon find out that this is the one area they and the Biden/Obama Regime are in total agreement on. I’ve watched some of their discussions on Fox from time to time and when it comes to any discussion of the War of Northern Aggression, you’d think the Fox pundits learned their history of that War from Howard Zinn!
They talk about how the North fought to free the slaves–Southern slaves–while the slaves in Union states remained in bondage–a topic they conveniently ignore. So you get this “evil Southerners” tripe from both sides of the political spectrum! The Fox News people should know better–but they don’t seem to, or if they do they won’t admit it! Maybe we’ve finally reached some kind of point where Southern young folks are beginning to wake up and realize that all this regime really wants is enough Southern kids to fill the body bags when we finally do find someone to fight against and they really are not having anymore of that. Let the elites send their kids to die in no-win wars around the world! After all, if our forefathers were traitors as you’ve been telling us for three years now, why would you be interested in us?
Or is your thinking–let those Southern Crackers go and get killed so the likes of Hunter Biden and his associates can stay safe and comfortable? If that’s the thinking of the current crop of elites, then I would not blame Southern young folks if they said en masse, “We’re tired of being the targets for those you claim to hate (but really adore) so you can look good at election time.” Say what you will about Donald Trump, he kept our young folks out of harm’s way when it came to foreign wars for his entire term and he didn’t have to stoop to calling our young folks’ ancestors traitors while doing it!
This whole stupid charade of taking Confederate names off of everything in sight is about as genuine as Elizabeth Warren’s Indian ancestry and twice as insidious! The next time this country gets into a shooting no-win war, instead of expecting Southerners to bail you out, go find some Yankees to do it–and don’t be surprised when it doesn’t happen! After all, you’ve gone out of your way to insult all the Southern folks, so why should they stick up for you???
This piece was published at Revised History on July 10, 2023.
Well, today is June 19th, the much ballyhooed day all the country is now supposed to remember and celebrate–the fabled and wonderful “Juneteenth.” On this day, in 1865, Yankee troops entered Galveston, Texas and informed the slaves there that they were free. Only one minor problem here–the Yankee troops had no authority to make such a statement. Nor was it official.
If you look back at the history, none of the slaves, including those held in slave states that remained in the Union, and there were five such states, were officially freed until the passage of the 13th Amendment late in 1865, sometime in December of that year. Until that time all the slaves everywhere were, officially, still slaves.
So all this noise about Juneteenth is a lot of noise and hoopla signifying nothing! If they want to have a day set aside to commemorate the freeing of the slaves then it should probably be in December on the anniversary of the passage of the 13th Amendment. But for some, that would be too close to Christmas and so it would lose much of its propaganda impact, which is really what this is all about.
This is just one more day designed to show the evil of Southern slavery. Northern slavery is never mentioned or acknowledged. That five slave states–Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Kentucky and Missouri, remained, for one reason or another, as part of the Union is almost never mentioned. Nor is the fact that in these states there remained over 400,000 slaves while the Union was supposed, so they tell us, to be fighting to liberate Southern slaves.
I’ve often asked the question why, if the North was supposed to be fighting to free the slaves as we’ve been told over and over, why didn’t they first free those slaves in slave states in the Union? No one wants to answer that question and so it just gets ignored. Truth is, they can’t answer it, because if they did they would have to admit, somewhere along the line, that the war was really not about freeing the slaves, it was about other issues. And they can’t admit that because it would throw their entire narrative about the war into a cocked hat!
So they continue to ignore the question hoping no one will notice, and they try to fill the void of their empty narrative with “holidays” like Juneteenth in the hope that no one will see the gaping holes in their story. And they may get by with this for awhile, but eventually, the veneer will wear off and they will have to come up with yet another pseudo-holiday that will, like Juneteenth, be lots of noise signifying nothing!
This piece was published at Revised History on June 19, 2023.
Attendance at the World Economic Forum conference in Davos is by invitation only. Nobody just stops in to see what’s going on there because no one is supposed to know except those invited there by Klaus Schwab and the elites. One site I looked at listed some of them, but I got a list from another site that listed all of them from the United States, as well as other countries.
The meeting this year was held in early January. I’ve noted in the past that both presidential candidate Nikki Haley and Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, who might yet end up being a presidential candidate, had connections with the World Economic Forum. So when someone gets an invite to this exclusive political bash, you have to wonder why.
Former President Trump attended when he was president, but not now. It seems that US presidents get an invite to this because one article I read from Newsweek noted all those that had skipped going when they were president, notably Obama, the two Bush’s and China Joe–all Council on Foreign Relations members or surrogates. I suppose on those years they didn’t attend they were not to receive any marching orders from Schwab.
According to an article on Technocracy News & Trends the WEF predicts that “private property and privacy will vanish by 2030.” The article notes that, for the WEF, “free markets and individual choice do not stand as the top values, but state interventionism and collectivism. Individualism and private property are to disappear from this planet by 2030 according to the projections and scenarios coming from the World Economic Forum. Individual liberty is at risk again. What may lie ahead was projected in November 2016 when the WEF published ‘8 predictions for the world in 2030’… The scenario for the world in 2030 is more than just a forecast. It is a plan whose implementation has accelerated drastically since the announcement of a pandemic and the consequent lockdown.”
The timing almost makes you wonder if the pandemic was part of this plan all along! Have the Demons of Davos been working overtime, or were they just getting impatient? There is an article on the WEF page, under the Society and Equity heading for 4/26/23 that says “Agenda 2030: why civic participation is key to meeting UN sustainability targets.” The article notes: “Attacks on civil society and civic freedoms are threatening adequate progress being made on meeting the UN Sustainable Goals ( SDG’s). Agenda 2030 marks a rare moment of global unanimity with an emphasis of economic advancement, social progress and environmental sustainability.” You have to understand that these people don’t mean the same thing by these nice-sounding euphemisms that we do. If they are opposed to private property that also means they are opposed to private businesses. In other words, they want governmental control of property and business. There is no “economic advance” at all in such a system. In fact it is a step backwards, but they hope you don’t grasp that fact.
There is another article on the World Economic Forum site called “The Great Reset” which notes that “global stakeholders” in noting the consequences of the pandemic have started, via the World Economic Forum, something called the “Great Reset Initiative.” Some of you reading this will know about the Great Reset, and if you do, please feel free to comment about it in the comment section below my article. It is not something the average person should look forward to. So the WEF has an agenda that is anti-freedom and anti-private property. And its founder, Klaus Schwab is the person who says we should give up eating meat and start eating insects in order to save the planet. So what does that do to farmers and cattlemen? Take a wild guess! You have to wonder if Brother Schwab plans to do wat he advocates for the rest of us. My guess would be he doesn’t.
Anyway, enough of that. You should realize by now that the WEF is a major promoter of one world government, and not above using the United Nations to promote its leftist agenda. And in that effort it has invited some major US political figures to possibly be willing to partake of WEF’s efforts to promote world government. I can’t predict what these folks will ultimately do, but the fact they were invited to this WEF meeting says the WEF fondly hopes they share its globalist world view, without letting the folks back home know where they are really at.
Some of the people invited to this meeting were: John Kerry, Samantha Power, FBI Director Christopher Wray, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Republican Congressman Darrell Issa, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker, West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, Arizona Senator Krysten Sinema, Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher from Wisconsin, Marian Walsh, Secretary of Labor, Avril Haines U.S. Director of National Intelligence, James Risch Senator from Idaho, Maria Elvira Salazer Republican Congresswoman from Florida. This isn’t the whole list but it will give you some idea of the kind of people that get invited to a WEF conference. And I must admit, I wonder why these people? What does the WEF see in these particular people that it wants them at its conference? Do these folks harbor one world government tendencies that we’ve never been told about? Will they be willing to participate in some way in a one world government agenda? I think they need to be asked about that–especially the senators and congresspersons. We need to know just where they are really coming from. Do they take their oaths to uphold the Constitution seriously–or are they–in fact–some of the one world government Demons from Davos?
This piece was published at Revised History on May 27, 2023.
I’ve written about this subject before, but not recently, and people nowadays seem to have a tendency to forget much of what they once learned. Our attention span as a people seems to be about seven minutes–the time between commercials on most television stations. What went on beyond the last commercial we often don’t remember too well. And for something we learned yesterday, forget it. It’s long gone!
What made me think of this was something I saw on the internet while looking for something else. I came across a site that said of Abraham Lincoln that he was the first “republican, Christian president.” Knowing what I know about Lincoln that almost made me choke!
Lincoln was supposedly raised in a strict Baptist family. There has even been some question in some circles about his ancestry. Some have claimed he was born in North Carolina where his mother was a servant of the Enloe family. I saw a short booklet about that once. Don’t know if that’s still among my research material or not.
Be that as it may, Lincoln never joined any church. As a young man he was noted as a skeptic and even noted for ridiculing Christian preachers and revivalists. Many who knew him for years like William Herndon and Ward Lamon rejected the idea that he was a believing Christian. Even his wife also said, at one point, that “Mr. Lincoln was not a technical Christian.”
James Adams 1783-1843, called Lincoln a deist. Lincoln was reported to have authored a manuscript that challenged orthodox Christianity and was taken from the ideas of unbeliever Thomas Paine. Some writers have pooh-poohed this but I have read enough about it to think it may well be true. Supposedly a friend after reading it, took it and threw it into the stove, telling Lincoln it would ruin his political ambitions–and in his day it would have. Today, in our apostate age, he might have gotten by with it, but not back then.
According to The Gospel Coalition, they say of Lincoln: “Well, the truth of the matter is that he was not. He was exposed to Christian influences all his life. He worked with Christian people…but Lincoln never joined a church, never was actively involved in any kind of Christian organization, in fact, had only most minimal religious profile in his own day.” When someone asked his law partner, William Herndon, about Lincoln’s religious faith, Herndon replied to the man “The less said about that the better.”
Donnie Kennedy and I had a chapter in our book Lincolns Marxists about how a freethinker viewed Lincoln. The freethinker was Col. Robert Ingersoll. This freethinker led the charge in defending Lincoln against the charge of being a Christian and instead argued that he was a freethinker. Freethinkers include atheists and agnostics. Christians they are not. I even read one place, and I did an article on this, where Lincoln was reported to be a Rosicrucian. But, then too, some evangelicals have claimed him. All the research I have done over the years has led me to the conclusion that Lincoln was far removed from the orthodox Christian faith.
This piece was published on Revised History on April 24, 2023.
The War of Northern Aggression (aka the Civil War) had many reasons, economic (tariffs), constitutional (states rights), and even conspiratorial. There were certain people, both north and South of Mason-Dixon that had as their objective the destruction of the Constitutional Republic the Founders gave us. Abraham Lincoln was one of these. And the idea of a One World Government was not new, even in 1860.
However, most books written about the War studiously avoid dealing with the theological implications involved. Either their authors are unaware of those or they hope their readers are. And then, books on the theological aspects of the War do not sell nearly as well as books about battles and personalities.
Northern “historians” which predominate in our day want nothing to do with the theological issues, because those issues tend to cast the North in a less than glamourous light. Fighting to “free the slaves” sounds oh so much better than fighting to defend apostate religious views does. So Northern historians want nothing to do with the theological issues except for their own theology, which, though they may not even realize it, is steeped in radical Unitarianism. To ignore the theological issues is to ignore the real reasons that men like Lee and Jackson fought–and it wasn’t to defend slavery! The thought of going to war so your neighbor down the road apiece could keep his 20 slaves would have been reprehensible to them. And peddling such political pap does most of your Southern fighting men a grave disservice. Though that seems to be where the “enlightened” thinking seems to reside in our day. Forgive me, but such truncated thinking is a long way from “enlightened!”
If history today is accurately read (almost an exercise in futility) it will show that in the three decades before the War the North had become saturated with Unitarian thought while the South was leaning more and more toward orthodox Christian thinking–what today we call Reformed Theology. The South produced theologians of the caliber of James Henley Thornwell, Robert L. Dabney, and Benjamin Morgan Palmer while the North was producing apostates like Henry Ward Beecher, Theodore Parker, and Thomas Wentworth Higginson–the man who was “always ready to invest money in treason.” So there was a distinct theological cleavage between North and South!
For the average Southerner there was a distinct belief in God’s sovereignty and man’s complete dependence on God for his salvation through Jesus Christ. Southern preachers had warned their congregations against “extreme confidence in human nature” and against the Unitarian mindset where “each man is his own Christ.” The Southern biblical worldview was completely at variance with the Unitarian-inspired thinking of much of the North. Besides, the abolitionist thinking in the North was tainted with sort of a “one world” aura that reeked of internationalism. Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison had said his country was “the world” and he was into the Feminist Movement and spiritualism of his day.
So the theological climate in the North was far removed from the orthodox Christian faith–and some of the conspirators I took note of earlier had a plan to subvert orthodox Christianity in the South and replace it with a more Scofieldian version which was famous for its neutrality toward evil. For a bit more reflection, read my 4/9/2016 article The War Didn’t End At Appomattox.
This piece was previously published at Revised History on March 23, 2023.
Al Benson is the South’s best-known Copperhead (Northern-born patriot), a prolific columnist. and the coauthor of Lincoln’s Marxists.