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.
Al Benson is the South’s best-known Copperhead (Northern-born patriot), a prolific columnist. and the coauthor of Lincoln’s Marxists.