A Little Community Organizing in Charlottesville, Virginia
Posted on February 6, 2015
By Al Benson Jr.
There has been a big flap recently in Charlottesville, Virginia over Confederate statues being taken down. It goes without saying that this is yet one more exercise in Marxist Cultural Genocide in the South, yet many of our people do not seem to be aware of what is being done to them and their culture. This is not just a happenstance occurrence, it is part of a planned agenda to strip the South of its culture, history, and heritage and to replace all these with some sort of Marxist monstrosity parading as “history” that almost no native Virginian would ever recognize. And if they manage to pull it off your grandchildren will not know from whence they came.
Well-known Western fiction writer Louis L’Amour made a prescient statement in one of his books To The Far Blue Mountains. He said: “We must not lose touch with what we were, or what we had been, nor must we allow the well of our history to dry up, for a child without tradition is a child crippled before the world.” Mr. L’Amour, without realizing it, was accurately describing what the Marxist mentalities in our day (and before) are trying to do to our children—to make them cripples before the entire world—a people with no real knowledge of our history, where we came from or what we should be doing or why. This is the agenda of Marxist Cultural Genocide in the American Southland—the crippling of future generations—and if we don’t begin to wake up and realize who is doing this and why, they may well be able to pull it off while we futilely oppose them for the wrong reasons and on the wrong track.
These people are doing this for evil reasons and they need to be opposed and exposed.
The city of Charlottesville, Virginia has a City Council member, Kristin Szakos, who would dearly love to see statues of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson removed from Charlottesville. She has been on this kick for something like three years now. For electing this woman the voters of Charlottesville need a verbal “slap upside of the head” without doing some homework as to her background. Because her background is Pink, boys, deep Pink! Szakos questions the “relevance” of the statues. That word “relevance” can be used so many ways to twist a dialogue that shouldn’t even be happening in the first place. The “relevance” of the statues is that they are part of this history and heritage of Charlottesville. She wants to have a “conversation” about that. Why? Some of the local historians don’t agree with her. In fact the president of one of the local historical societies, Steven Meeks, said taking down the statues would be like rewriting history. What do you think it’s all about? Exactly that—rewriting the history of Charlottesville and the entire region. Marxists always want the history rewritten so it will say what they want it to say instead of what it really says.
So let’s look at Ms. Szakos and see where she’s coming from. Turns out she’s married to Joe Szakos, who is, of all things, a community organizer, just like our beloved president was before his political boat came in. Wikipedia says of Mr Szakos: “In a 2005 paper Szakos emphasized the need for a collective recruitment plan for community organizers. He has completed two books on community organizing with his wife Kristin Layng Szakos. One book (We Make Change, 2007) is based on more than 75 interviews with community organizers across the country about what they do and why they do it.” This offering was printed by Vanderbilt University Press in 2007. Vanderbilt should be ashamed to print books that promote community organizing, but they probably aren’t. They probably agree with it as do most schools nowadays. Whether it’s in Charlottesville or Memphis or Selma, community organizers do mean to change your history and make you ashamed of that history in the process. It’s part of their agenda and we had better wake up and realize that.
There was an article about Ms. Szakos published online by The Hook—Charlotteville’s weekly newspaper back in August of 2013 under the People to watch section. It said of her: “While professionally she’s been a reporter/writer/translator, community organizing has always been close to the vice mayor’s heart—she’s written two books about it and her husband runs Virginia Organizing. Early on, she led the local campaign of another community organizer, Barack Obama, and her website photo of the president is not the standard grip and grin, but one in which it looks like he actually knows her…She’s running for council again, and if she’s elected, odds are pretty good that she’s going to be Charlottesville’s next mayor. Pet peeve: Civil War Monuments.” So people should have known right up front where she was coming from. It was all laid out before she was elected. So why did the people of Charlottesville even vote for her? Hadn’t they had enough of the community organizer we have in Washington? Did they want a repeat performance at the local level?
Just in case, at this late date, people still do not realize what a “community organizer” really is, I will quote a few brief passages from Stanley Kurtz’ book Radical-In-Chief—Barack Obama and the untold story of American Socialism. Mr. Kurtz has noted, near the beginning of his book: “Community organizing is a largely socialist profession. Particularly at the highest levels, America’s community organizers have adopted a deliberately stealthy posture—hiding their socialism behind a ‘populist’ front. These organizers strive to push America toward socialism in unobtrusive, incremental steps…Altlhough contemporary community organizers deliberately hide their socialism, with a bit of digging, their secrets can be revealed.” Kurtz observes that community organizers will often “consciously mask a hard-edged socialism in feel good euphemistic code.” But the “hard-edged socialism” is there if people are willing to dig for it.
We in the South have got to realize the reason and intent, and political persuasion, of those who seek to tear down our culture and history, and we have got to start exposing that intent and political persuasion. From what I’ve been able to read, the people in Charlottesville were informed that this lady was a community organizer. Did they even realize what that was and the socialist intent of that profession? If not why not? Do our people who are protesting what she is trying to do in Charlottesville realize where this lady is coming from and, if so, have they been able to expose her socialist position to those who view their protests? This is something they need to start doing if they haven’t been doing it. If this woman is a socialist, people need to be aware of it and they need to be aware of the sort of profession (socialist) that community organizing really is. These people have permeated the South for generations (some of the earlier ones were outright Communists) and most of our people don’t seem to have a clue. Those who practice Cultural Genocide on the South are Marxists and they are trying to replace your accurate Southern history, heritage and culture with their Marxist version of the New World Order. These people don’t plan to cease and desist. They are out to tear down your culture because it is Southern, but primarily because it has been Christian and they vehemently hate Christ and Christianity.
I almost wish we could create some sort of seminar that would deal with exposing these people for what they are and that would propose ways to combat their efforts.