The War That Wasn’t: The Real Agenda Against All Things Confederate
January 14, 2019
The illustration on the left is an artist’s concept of a Union soldier. I have to admit, I’m quite perplexed by it. Why? I shall tell you why.
First he has a rifle. Second he has a uniform, a canteen a bedroll and a knapsack. In other words, this would-be soldier has all of the supplies and equipment that would ready him for a military campaign / battle.
Why does this perplex me?
It perplexes me because recent events have led me to the conclusion that the “War Between the States” never happened.
Given the events of recent years it’s natural to conclude it didn’t happen.
Fox news compiled a running list of Confederate monuments that have been removed thus far and while the majority of those were at the hands of Democrats, there are several Republicans behind the removal of them.
Below is the list compiled by Fox News correspondent Christopher Carbone.
Under cover of darkness, city workers removed a statue in August 2017 of former Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney that had been on the State House’s front lawn for 145 years. Taney authored the Supreme Court’s 1857 Dred Scott decision, which held that African-Americans could not be U.S. citizens. The city’s Republican mayor said through a spokesman that it was removed “as a matter of public safety.”
The statues of four people with ties to the Confederacy – Robert E. Lee, Albert Sidney Johnson, John H. Reagan and former Texas Gov. James Stephen Hogg – were removed from pedestals on the University of Texas campus on Aug. 17, 2017. UT’s president said in a written statement the deadly clashes in Charlottesville made it clear “Confederate monuments have become symbols of modern white supremacy and neo-Nazism.” Separately, a 1,200-pound bronze statue of Confederate President Jefferson Davis that was removed from UT’s campus in 2015 has now returned to the campus, at the Briscoe Center for American History.
The Austin school board voted to strip Confederate names from five district schools, though they haven’t been renamed yet. The board had previously renamed Robert E. Lee Elementary School in 2016.
The Austin City Council approved renaming Robert E. Lee Road and Jeff Davis Avenue.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh told reporters she wanted to move “quickly and quietly” to take down four Confederate statues or monuments – statues of Lee and Thomas, J. “Stonewall” Jackson and monuments for Confederate Soldiers and Sailors and Confederate Women – from the city’s public spaces. Although the plan had been in the works since June 2017, the Baltimore City Council approved it only two days after the deadly events in Charlottesville. On March 10, 2018, the space where the Confederate statues had stood was rededicated to abolitionist and civil rights pioneer Harriet Tubman.
Mantee County removed a Confederate soldiers memorial obelisk on Aug. 24 after the city commission voted 4-3 to take it down and place it in storage. The monument, which had stood there for more than 90 years, was accidentally broken into two pieces when city workers removed it. The removal came after days of protests from residents and activists, most of whom were in favor of taking it down, and it cost $12,700 to remove.
Plaques honoring Lee were removed from an episcopal church’s property on Aug. 16, 2017 and the governor called on the Army to remove the names of Lee and another Confederate general from the streets around a nearby fort. “It was very easy for us to say, ‘OK, we’ll take the plaques down,’” said Bishop Lawrence Provenzano, of the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, who called them “offensive to the community.” New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has called for a review of all the city’s public art to identify “symbols of hate” for possible removal.
A bronze statue of Robert E. Lee, formally called the Robert Edward Lee Sculpture, was removed in mid-September 2017 from Robert E. Lee Park, which was also named in honor of the Confederate general. The Dallas City Council voted 13-1 to remove the statue, which has stood in Lee Park for 81 years.The park was dedicated to Lee by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1936 during a renaming ceremony of the park.
Daytona Beach, Fla.
Three Confederate monuments were removed from a city park Friday morning. A city spokesperson said the plaques were going to be cleaned up and taken to a nearby museum. The decision to remove them did not require public input, the spokes-person told FOX35, because they were donated and not purchased with taxpayer funds.
Chapel Hill, N.C.
Protesters toppled the “Silent Sam” statue that has stood on the University of North Carolina’s Chapel Hill campus since 1913 on Aug. 20. More than 200 people had gathered and were chanting “hey, hey, ho, ho, this racist statue has got to go.” In a statement, UNC Chancellor Carol Folt called the act “unlawful and dangerous,” adding that law enforcement were investigating the incident. The statue had been a source of controversy, with school officials claiming that state law prevented them from removing it.
Kansas City, Mo.
A Confederate monument was boxed up in summer 2017 and is slated to be removed. The Missouri division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy had asked Kansas City Parks and Recreation to find a new home for it.
Two 130-year-old Confederate statues were removed from downtown Lexington on October 18 after the state’s attorney general issued an opinion giving the city permission to take them down and move them to a private cemetery. Lexington used private funds to take the statues, of Confederate General John Hunt Morgan and John Breckinridge, a former U.S. Vice President and the last Confederate Secretary of War. Private funds will cover the cost of their upkeep in the cemetery.
Los Angeles, Calif.
A large stone monument commemorating Confederate veterans was taken down Aug. 16 from the Hollywood Forever Cemetery after hundreds of people demanded its removal. The 6-foot granite marker was loaded into a pickup truck and taken to a storage facility. A petition calling for it to be taken down had garnered 1,300 signatures.
A statue of a Confederate soldier was removed from the University of Louisville campus after a legal battle between the city residents, the mayor and the Sons of Confederate Veterans. It was relocated to Brandenburg, Kentucky, which hosts Civil War reenactments.
A plaque honoring Confederate soldiers was removed Aug. 17 from a cemetery not long after residents and city leaders began calling for it to be taken down. “The Civil War was an act of insurrection and treason and a defense of the deplorable practice of slavery,” said Mayor Paul Soglin in a statement. “The monuments in question were connected to that action and we do not need them on city property.”
Crews removed two Confederate statues from Memphis parks on Dec. 20 after the city sold them to a private entity. The City Council voted unanimously earlier in the day to sell both Health Sciences and Fourth Bluff Parks where the Confederate statues, of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest and Confederate President Jefferson Davis, were located.
The legendary Ryman Auditorium, where stars like Dolly Parton, Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn made their Grand Ole Opry debuts, quietly moved a sign on Sept. 21 hanging from the venue’s upper level that read “1897 Confederate Gallery.” Honoring an 1897 reunion of Confederate veterans at the Ryman, the sign had been shrouded over the years but has now been permanently removed from the main auditorium and added to a museum exhibit that explains the history of the 125-year-old music hall.
New Orleans, La.
New Orleans city workers removed four monuments in April dedicated to the Confederacy and opponents of Reconstruction. The city council had declared the monuments a public nuisance. The monuments removed were of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard, Davis and Lee. Also removed was the Liberty Place Monument, which commemorated a Reconstruction Era white supremacist attack on the city’s integrated police force. The mayor plans to replace them with new fountains and an American flag.
New York, N.Y.
Busts of Lee and Jackson were removed overnight on Aug. 17 from the Hall of Fame for Great Americans at Bronx Community College. Prior to its removal, Bronx Borough president Ruben Diaz Jr. had said “there is nothing great about two men who committed treason against the United States to fight to keep the institution of slavery in tact.”
A Confederate statue known as “Johnny Reb” was moved in June 2017 by officials from Lake Eola Park to Greenwood Cemetery in response to public outcry about it being symbolic of hate and white supremacy. A spokesperson for Orlando’s mayor told Fox News that city officials are working with historians on a new inscription to put the monument “in proper historical perspective.”
The Richmond school board voted 6-1 on June 18, 2018 to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School. The process began several months prior and involved input from students, teachers, administrators and local stakeholders. Virginia is home to the largest number of Confederate monuments and symbols in the country.
A 13-ton bronze Confederate statue that had stood for decades next to Rockville’s Red Brick Courthouse was relocated in July next to a privately run Potomac River ferry named for a Confederate general. The relocation cost about $100,000, according to the Washington Post.
San Diego, Calif.
A plaque honoring Davis was quietly removed Aug. 16, 2017 from a downtown park. “This morning I ordered the immediate removal of a plaque honoring the Confederacy at Horton Plaza Park,” Mayor Kevin Faulconer told the Los Angeles Times. “San Diegans stand together against Confederate symbols of division.”
San Antonio, Texas
A Confederate statue was removed from Travis Park overnight Sept. 1, 2017 after the City Council voted 10-1 in favor of taking it down the previous day. There were no protesters during or after the removal, according to local media reports. “This is, without context, a monument that glorifies the causes of the Confederacy, and that’s not something that a modern city needs to have in a public square,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg following the council vote.
San Antonio, Texas
A Jefferson Davis highway marker was removed in 2016.
St. Louis, Mo.
The Missouri Civil War Museum oversaw the removal in late June 2017 of a 32-foot granite and bronze monument from Forest Park, where it had stood for 103 years. It shouldered the costs of removal and will hold the monument in storage until a new home can be found for it. The agreement stipulates the monument can be re-displayed at a Civil War museum, battlefield or cemetery. In Boone County, a rock with a plaque honoring Confederate soldiers that had been removed from the University of Missouri campus was relocated a second time after the Charleston AEM church massacre to a historic site commemorating a nearby Civil War battle.
St. Petersburg, Fla.
St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman ordered city workers to remove a bronze Confederate marker at noon on Aug. 15, 2017 after determining that it was on city property. It’s being held in storage until a new home can be found for it. “The plaque recognizing a highway named after Stonewall Jackson has been removed and we will attempt to locate its owner,” Kriseman said in a statement to the Tampa Bay Times.
The stewards of the National Mall announced this week that the exhibit alongside the Thomas Jefferson Memorial will be updated to showcase his status as both one of the country’s founders and a slaveholder. “We can reflect the momentous contributions of someone like Thomas Jefferson, but also consider carefully the complexity of who he was,” an official with the Trust told the Washington Examiner. “And that’s not reflected right now in the exhibits.”
New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker introduced a bill in Sept. 2017 to remove Confederate statues from the U.S. Capitol Building.
The National Cathedral voted that same month to take down two stained-glass windows of Confederate generals. The removal could take a few days and workers seen putting up scaffolding around the windows to start the process.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott, a Republican, signed a bill to replace a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol with one of Mary McLeod Bethune, a black woman who founded a school that became Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She’ll become the first black female to be honored in Statuary Hall.
Worthington removed a historic marker Aug. 18 outside the former home of a Confederate general.
Two of the most common reasons for the elimination of Confederate monuments are the 2015 Charleston, South Carolina Church shooting and the events that took place during the Unite the Right Rally in 2017. A short description of the event can be found at Wikipedia:
“The Charleston church shooting (also known as the Charleston church massacre[) was a mass shooting in which Dylann Roof, a 21-year-old white supremacist, murdered nine African Americans (including the senior pastor, state senator Clementa C. Pinckney) during a prayer service at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in downtown Charleston, South Carolina, on the evening of June 17, 2015. Three other victims survived. The morning after the attack, police arrested Roof in Shelby, North Carolina. Roof confessed to committing the shooting in the hope of igniting a race war. The shooting targeted one of the United States’ oldest black churches, which has long been a site for community organization around civil rights…Roof espoused racial hatred in both a website manifesto published before the shooting, and a journal written from jail afterwards. Photographs posted on the website showed Roof posing with emblems associated with white supremacy and with photos of the Confederate battle flag. The shooting triggered debate on its modern display, and following the shooting, the South Carolina General Assembly voted to remove the flag from State Capitol grounds.”
As one person I know commented, “He also posted a picture of himself in a Gold’s Gym shirt but I don’t see anyone publicly calling for the elimination of the establishment”.
In the case of the United the Right rally in 2017 I will quote Wikipedia for a quick description of the incident:
“The Unite the Right rally, also known as the Charlottesville rally or Charlottesville riots,was a white supremacist rally that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, from August 11 to 12, 2017. Protesters were members of the far-right and included self-identified members of the alt-right, neo-Confederates, neo-fascists, white nationalists, neo-Nazis, and various militias. The marchers chanted racist and antisemitic slogans, carried semi-automatic rifles, swastikas, Nazi symbols (such as the Odal rune, Black Sun, and Iron Cross), the Valknut, Confederate battle flags, Deus Vult crosses, flags and other symbols of various past and present anti-Muslim and antisemitic groups. Within the Charlottesville area, the rally is often known as A12or 8/12. The organizers’ stated goals included unifying the American white nationalist movement and to oppose removing a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park.
The rally occurred amidst the backdrop of controversy generated by the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the country in response to the Charleston church shooting in 2015. The event turned violent after protesters clashed with counter-protesters, leaving more than 30 injured.On the morning of August 12, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe declared a state of emergency, stating that public safety could not be safeguarded without additional powers. Within an hour, the Virginia State Police declared the assembly to be unlawful. At around 1:45 p.m., self-identified white supremacist James Alex Fields Jr. deliberately rammed his car into a crowd of counter-protesters about 0.5 miles (0.8 km) away from the rally site, killing Heather Heyer and injuring nearly 40 other people. Fields was arrested soon afterward; he was tried and convicted in Virginia state court of first-degree murder, malicious wounding, and other crimes in 2018, with the jury recommending a sentence of life imprisonment plus 419 years. Fields also will separately stand trial on federal hate crime charges.”
What the Wikipedia article fails to mention is that the participants they label as far-right, Nazis and Neo Confederates were the only ones who had permits to be there. The legal permit holders were unknowing participants in an elaborate set-up.
Professor James Fetzer has done an excellent job in exposing the facts about the 2017 events in Charlottesville, Va. In his article entitled “Political Theater in Charlottesville: Faux Terrorism in Three Acts Produced by Leftist Zealots”. According to Fetzer:
“The Charlottesville production was staged in three distinct parts:
Act I: A torch-lit protest around the statue of Thomas Jefferson on the campus of the University of Virginia, designed to draw the attention of the nation for the events the following day;
Act II: Local police stand down so VA State Police and National Guard could channel peaceful protesters of the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee into a violent confrontation with Antifa and Black Lives Matter;
Act III: At an intersection several blocks away, the actors were set and the vehicles in place to film dramatic—and carefully contrived—video footage.
The objective was to transform Donald Trump (who wants to reallocate American resources from the Middle East to benefit the American people by putting “America First!”)—by successive stages in a semantic sleight-of-hand—into a White Nationalist, into a White Supremacist, into a neo-Nazi, and to promote the unraveling of American culture by an assault upon our history through the removal of icons of the past and an excess of “political correctness.”
The key players in this staged event turned out to be George Soros, who financed the event, Executive Producer; Terry McAuliffe, Governor of Virginia, Director, who controlled the National Guard and the VA State Police; Michael Signer, Mayor of Charlottesville, Assistant Director, who ordered the local police to stand down; Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, who impersonated White Nationalist leaders to give the event a neo-Nazi flavor; Brennan Gilmore, a U.S. State Department operative who appears to have served with the CIA in Africa, Witness; Ford Fischer, as the On-scene Videographer; with Antifa, Black Lives Matter and stuntmen as Extras.
Left-wing zealots not only produced the Charlottesville event but others, such as Angela Rye, a former executive with the Black Congressional Caucus, has called for the removal of all monuments—from George Washington to Thomas Jefferson to Robert E. Lee—which would disfigure our nation’s capital. Even the United Nations has called for the suppression of freedom of speech under the First Amendment, claiming that America must not allow Constitutional Rights to be “misused” to promote “hate speech.” Charlottesville was designed and continues to be promoted to change what it means to be an American and to subvert our rights under the United States Constitution. We had better be paying attention!”
Going back to the Fox News compiled list of monument removals. One of particular interest is the monument in Durham , N.C. An article published in the August 24, 2017 by The Atlantic includes a statement made by the Workers World Party (communists) calling for militant actions:
“The Durham branch of Workers World Party responded to the need for direct action, especially after several of our comrades returned from Charlottesville, many still in shock from the traumatic events. We put out a call for militant action to our close comrades in Black Youth Project 100, Durham Beyond Policing, Southerners on New Ground, Industrial Workers of the World and local Antifa.
We salute the courage of our comrade, Takiyah Thompson, who climbed to the top of the statue as other comrades held the ladder for her. When the rope around the statue fell into the crowd, the people there responded to the failures of politicians to take any meaningful action to remove these monuments to racism. They took matters into their own hands! In a righteous and bold expression of people’s power, the statue was toppled, and history was made.
It is crucial at this time of the rise of neo-Confederate forces that our movement not just retreat to defensive measures. The far-right is emboldened by Trump and an entire administration that supports and protects white supremacy, and is also desperate because of the rotten conditions resulting from capitalism at a dead end.”
In their own words the Workers World Party confirm the reasons James Fetzer has given for the attacks on Confederate monuments and the alliance made by the communists , left-wingers and radical black supremacist organizations.
This left-wing alliance has a goal of painting President Donald Trump as a white nationalist in a desperate attempt to kill capitalism during a time of great economic prosperity due largely to President Trump’s America First policies.
The Communist – Anarchist- Socialist -Democrat alliance is actually being enabled by rubber backboned factions of the Republican Party. Once again going back to the Fox News list of removed monuments Former Republican Governor (Now Senator) Rick Scott:
“signed a bill to replace a statue of a Confederate general at the U.S. Capitol with one of Mary McLeod Bethune, a black woman who founded a school that became Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. She’ll become the first black female to be honored in Statuary Hall.”
I know it’s repetitive but let it sink in because it exposes another branch of the anti-Confederate agenda and that is, replacing Confederate monuments with monuments to the great contributions of black “historical leaders”.
Black American Web boasts:
“As debates over removing racist Confederate statues are getting more heated, two Black women will get their own monuments.
A statue of a Confederate general is going down and will be replaced by one history-making Black educator at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., The Associated Press reported. Mary McLeod Bethune will have her own monument in place of a statue of Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, according to an SB 472 bill signed by Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday.
Bethune is the founder of the historically Black Bethune-Cookman University in Daytona Beach, Florida. Once the statue is built, she will be the first African-American woman in Statuary Hall, a chamber dedicated to monuments honoring prominent Americans at the U.S. Capitol.
Elsewhere, another discriminatory statue will fall to the ground. The controversial Stephen Foster memorial in the North Oakland neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania will be replaced by a tribute to a Black woman. It will be the first statue to honor an African-American female, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported. But who will be the woman honored?
Well, first, this statue has sparked protests for paying tribute to Foster, a minstrel show songwriter. Also, an African-American banjo player is shown at the feet of the seated composer, an image that folks have criticized for being racist and depicting the myth of Black inferiority. The statue has also been under fire for what folks also said was being a symbol of cultural appropriation.”
The Black American Web article segways into another integral part of the leftist plan for America. Once the Confederate statues are gone, they will then set their sights on other monuments to Whites of historical significance. In fact , they already have. The above article notes that American composer Stephen Foster was taken down because he was guilty of “cultural appropriation”.
The August 12, 2018 issue of Glamour magazine contains an article entitled ‘It’s Not Just Confederate Monuments—All Statues of Problematic Men Must Go’ the article states:
“The message is clear. Women have had enough of bad men. And they aren’t going to let them stand forever.”
I know this article is lengthy but this is the point I have been building up to, the campaign against Confederate monuments isn’t just about Confederate monuments, it’s a campaign against white men. Why? Because Southern white men and the history of the Confederacy stands against everything the globalists hope to obtain. Southern white men and monuments to the Confederacy celebrate independence, tradition and masculinity.
The next step, I think, will be to declare those who hold Confederate/Southern/Conservative ideologies as mentally ill. A recent article published by the American Psychological Association finds that:
“There’s a long sort of now documented evidentiary base that establishes a link between exposure to racism and poor mental health. It took us a long way to get there, to be able to say definitively because now we have longitudinal data to support this causal association that you know, when you experience more discrimination you’re more likely to have depressive symptomatology. And that’s perhaps because experiencing discrimination chips away or exacts a sort of wear and tear on the spirit that can lead to the experience of more depressive symptomatology.”
As the process of erasing history continues the end goal is to erase every aspect of anything white, male and Confederate. No more Confederate monuments. No more reenactments. No decent reference to the real reasons Southerners fought.
Soon it will only be the lone Union soldier honored publicly. For what, I do not know because by that time there will be no indication left that he fought anyone.
In fact, if I were him, I would not get too comfortable in that Union blue uniform, after all he’s white and he’s male.
Clint Lacy- is author of “Blood in the Ozarks: Union Atrocities Against Southern Sympathizers and Civilians in Occupied Missouri” and “A Truthseeker’s Guide to False Flags”.