Saturday, August 22, 2020

Liberty Flags of our Fathers--The Bonnie Blue Flag

 by Al Benson Jr.

Most Southern patriots are familiar with the Bonne Blue Flag and the song that goes along with it. For a long time I had a Bonnie Blue Flag flying at my house.

The history of that flag goes all the way back to the early 1800s all the way back to when Spain and France had a disagreement as to whether West Florida was included in the area each country claimed. When Thomas Jefferson made the Louisiana Purchase in 1803 he sort of inherited the debate. The inhabitants of West Florida were mostly people that spoke English and they were not real happy with either France or Spain, neither of which could deal with them in English.

A revolt took place in West Florida in 1803, led by the three Kemper Brothers. And while it was not successful, it told the Spanish they had better start taking the English-speaking folks in West Florida a bit more seriously. So Spain started dribbling out a few more liberties to them. A second revolt ensued in 1810, led by a Major Isaac Johnson He led a march to the capital in Baton Rouge, which was captured in late September of that year. A new flag was then raised over the fort there, which consisted of a single white star on a field of dark  blue. Shortly afterward a Declaration of Independence was passed and the Republic of West Florida came into being. The same flag was then adopted as their national flag.

The Republic was rather short-lived. In late October U. S. President James Madison proclaimed that West Florida was, in reality, part of the Louisiana Territory. The U. S. flag was then raised over the fort, but, by this juncture, the  image of the Bonnie Blue Flag had burned itself into the memories of  the Southern folks in that area as a symbol of liberty.

When the Republic of Texas came into being a similar flag was adopted, with Texas still being known as the Lone Star State. And in January of 1861, when Mississippi seceded from the Union and established the Republic of Mississippi, another blue flag with a single star was raised in Jackson.

In the audience at that event in Jackson was an Irish actor named Harry McCarthy. He was inspired to compose lyrics pertaining to the flag and he set them to a tune from where he was born. He called his turn The Bonnie Blue Flag. 

Some say this became the first flag of The Confederate States, but there is some debate over that. Whether it was accurate or not, the Bonnie Blue became, at least, an unofficial Confederate flag and still is today. The lyrics of McCarthy's tune are still enough, even today, to stir the hearts of Southern patriots. If you want to see or hear the words of the song just go on the net and type in Lyrics for the Bonnie Blue Flag into a search engine. You will probably find several different videos or sets of lyrics for the tune.

Sunday, February 02, 2020

The Liberty Flags Of Our Fathers

Am doing a series of articles on the liberty flags of our fathers, those flags that were symbols of our God-given liberty, flags we all remember and revere. The fact that many of these flags are under virulent assault in our day should tell us that our history and culture as well as our liberty are also under assault. We had better wake up and realize this, lest we end up forfeiting, through our complacency, the legacy God has bequeathed to us, an action, or lack thereof, for which we shall be judged.

What better place to start than with the Betsy Ross Flag? This is, after all, the flag that professional America hater Colin Kaepernick, formerly of the National Football League, loves to hate. That fact in itself should commend it to us. Here is a guy who can't even bring himself to stand for the National Anthem or the flag, and our kids are supposed to emulate him? Please give me a break!

Back in July, 2019, I read an article on www.newsweek.com about Comrade Kaepernick's reaction to a new tennis shoe that NIKE was going to put out with the Betsy Ross Flag displayed on the shoes. This incensed Kaepernick no end and he said he had a problem because the flag was "...offensive due to its connection to the United States slavery era." This according to the Wall Street Journal. If this is accurate, then I suppose that every American symbol before the slaves were emancipated in late 1865 is a problem for Kaepernick and others of his ilk. So let's get rid of all the  pictures of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson because, after all, they were slave owners. Do you begin to see how ludicrous this sort of specious reasoning is? In other words, everything and everyone in America was evil before December of 1865, which includes Abraham Lincoln, because the slaves were not really freed until after he had been dead for several months.

In doing research on our flags, you'd be surprised how many "historians" claim almost no authenticity for any of them. The Newsweek article was typical of this. It said: "While general perception has held Ross was solely responsible for designing the flag, some scholars have suggested she was just one of many seamstresses in Pennsylvania at the time that took part in the project." What scholars? Newsweek doesn't reveal this "fact."

Betsy Ross was born Elizabeth Griscom in January of 1752 to a Quaker family. She was apprenticed to an upholsterer when she was 17,and sometime thereafter, she met John Ross, also an apprentice and an Anglican, with whom she fell in love. As a Quaker she couldn't marry outside her faith and so was expelled from her local Quaker meeting. But, on her own, she and her husband opened an upholstery business.

John passed away in 1776 due to an accident and so Betsy continued the upholstery business on her own. She made flags for Pennsylvania and the American Revolution. According to one source, "..she was paid 14 pounds in 1777 for making 'ship colours for the Pennsylvania State Navy Board."

Betsy remarried twice and was widowed both times. She lived to be 84 years old, but the story about the first American flag she made wasn't made public until almost 50 years after she died. William Canby was Betsy's grandson and he  first told the story of  the Betsy Ross Flag to the Historical Society of Pennsylvania in 1870. According to William, Betsy made the first American flag "...in the spring of 1776 following a visit from General George Washington , Robert Morris, and  her husband's uncle, Colonel George Ross. During the visit, the men allegedly showed Betsy a sketch of a flag containing thirteen red and white stripes and 6-pointed white stars, and asked if she could make it. Betsy accepted the offer, but suggested changing the 6-pointed stars to easier 5-pointed stars and arranging them in a circle--the very same design that was officially adopted by Congress one year later on June 14, 1777." This account was supported by affidavits from Betsy's daughter, niece and granddaughter, and thus the  "story of the Betsy Ross Flag became forever stitched into the fabric of American history."

This is the flag you saw Mel Gibson carry in the movie The Patriot and it is a beautiful flag, symbolic of our liberty--which is why those on the left seem to hate it so much.

Wednesday, December 04, 2019

Students in Red China are Four Grade Levels Above US Students in Math (and probably other subjects too)

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Just this evening (Dec 4th) I read an article on the Zero Hedge site by Michael Snyder that was originally on The End of The American Dream blog.

This grabbed my attention because I have recently done a few articles on public education for my Revised History blog spot. All things considered, I felt it was about time to do another one for The Copperhead Chronicle blog, and what more important issue to do one on than what passes for education in this country. Many may feel I have been beating a dead horse regarding the education issue, but Mr. Snyder's article should show folks that this is one horse that needs to be beaten, and it will also show that I am not the only one that feels this way.

Mr. Snyder makes some astute comments on what passes for public education in this country. He says: "How in the world is America supposed to remain 'the greatest country on earth' when other nations  are absolutely running circles around us when it comes to education? As you will see below, one survey found that 15-year-old students in China are almost four full grade levels ahead of students in the United States in mathematics. This is one of the most damning indictments of our education system that I have ever come across, and it is yet another clear indication that what we are doing is simply not working. Our children are not being given the tools they need to compete in our modern society, and we have only ourselves to blame. Perhaps you are thinking the survey must be flawed somehow."

Well, not quite. Mr. Snyder noted that this was not some one-horse survey given to a mere handful of students in East Overshoe, Alabama. Snyder informs us that: "Ever three years, the Program for International Student Assessment evaluyates 15-year-old students all over the world in a variety of subject areas, and in 2018 approximately 32 million students participated...when your sample size is 32 million students, I think it is safe to say that the results of the survey should be taken seriously. And what the survey discovered is the U.S. students continue to fall behind in math. In particular, we have fallen way, way behind the Chinese...In addition, the survey also discovered that the 'most disadvantaged' students in China actually performed on a par with the average U.S. student...What in the world has happened to us? We used to have the best education system in the entire world, but now we have become a nation of drooling idiots that can't even think straight."

Other items in this article show that it is in other areas besides math that our students are more than intellectually challenged.

It was noted that "One recent survey found that 74% of Americans don't even know how many  amendments are in the Bill of Rights...Shockingly, only 26% of Americans can name all three branches of government...During the 2016 election, more than 40% of Americans did not know who was running for vice-president from either of the major parties...30 years ago, the United States awarded more high school diplomas than anyone in the world. Today, we have fallen to 36th place." And even that last statistic about the diplomas does not indicate how many of the kids that got one really earned one thirty years ago, because our public school system has been systemically broken for lots longer than that.

The material in this article is not presented to we will all see the need to reform the public school system, start attending our local parent/teacher meetings or any of the other blather put forth to preserve and defend our public schools. Quite the contrary. This material is presented so that parents, particularly Christian parents can see, if they have their kids in public schools, that this is a system that will never be fixed or reformed no matter how many millions are poured into it. The more money spent on it the worse it gets. Parents, you need to start grasping one thing. the public school system does not exist to educate your children. It exists to indoctrinate them according to the wishes of the New World Order--so that, in the end, they will belong to the State and not to their families.

I realize that when I was young and attended public schools they had prayer and Bible reading and all the other amenities guaranteed to keep people putting their kids in them. But in due time, all those amenities disappeared and the public school's real agenda is now openly manifested via the Drag Queens, the  explicit sex education classes and the rotten excuse for history taught in most of them. You are seeing public education today in its true light--if you are willing to take a look. Again, I am not saying all public school teachers buy into this junk. Lots of them don't, but they are, in a sense, captive to a system that does.

Literally, over the decades, I have spent time documenting the glaring intentional deficiencies of the public schools, so I am not going to go into that here and now. Check out some of the articles about education I have posted on my Revised History blog since 2011. There is a batch of them, some only posted recently. If you want to save your kids' souls, you need to get them out of public schools and into some sort of Christian education. It is as simple as that.

Note: Many of you will have problems getting into this article. The internet censors do not want you to read what I post so you will have to find ways of getting into this. Sometimes you will get a notice warning you against this article, and there will be a place at the bottom of the article that says "details" and often if you go there you can click onto the article regardless of the warnings you get above it. I guess I should assume I am doing something right when the censors try to discourage you from reading what I write.

Friday, November 01, 2019

The "Surprise" Whistleblower--Just Another Democratic Political Hack

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

Well, we heard for weeks how this new, secret whistleblower was going to tell us all what Comrade Adam Schiff wanted us all to hear about Trump's "impeachable offenses."

So now this secret whistleblower has finally been outed. They are pretty sure just who he is. And guess what, he is nothing more than yet another partisan Democrat hack who worked for John Brennan at the CIA. Is anyone really surprised?

According to an article by Paul Sperry on https://www.realclearinvestigations.com from October 30th "Federal documents reveal that the 33-year old (Eric) Ciaramella, a registered Democrat held over from the Obama White House, previously worked with former Vice President Joe Biden and former CIA Director John Brennan, a vocal critic of Trump who helped initiate the  Russia 'collusion' investigation of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. Further, Ciaramella left his National Security Council posting in the White House's West Wing in mid-2017 amid concerned about negative leaks to the media. He has since returned to CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. 'He was accused of working against Trump and leaking against Trump,' said a former NSC official, speaking on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters."

It seems as if Trump has had a major problem getting rid of Obama holdovers in his administration. Most of his  problems seem to stem from the fact that he has lots of nasty opponents in his administration that should have been deep sixed and they are hanging in there cutting his political throat. He does not seem to be aware of the damage those people can and are doing to him. Oh he has finally become aware of what Brennan, Clapper, and some of the big wigs can do to him, but all the moles that worked for those Deep Staters still seem to be around and it's almost as if Trump seems unaware of their  presence until they rear back and bite him on the hand.

This is the Deep State in living color--trying to shut Trump down before Durham and his investigation can reveal all the crap the Deep State denizens have been involved in and make it public. Once that happens they, hopefully, will be running for cover so fast they won't have time to continue to try to cut Trump's political throat. Of course if that happens they may resort to "other  options."

All  you have to do to realize that the Deep State is a living reality is look at what they have continued to do  to Trump since his election. What other president in our lifetime has ever gone through three years of political bovine fertilizer after his election? None, you say. Exactly! What does that tell you? It tells me that all the other presidents in our lifetime have been acceptable to the Deep State and so none of them has ever been forced to go through what Trump has. Nixon had Watergate, but that was because he had worked against Alger Hiss in the 1950s and the Deep State never forgave him for that one political indiscretion, even though his later actions showed he had repented of it.

As long as Trump is in office the Deep State will continue to try to remove  him. They don't dare do anything else because, for all his problems, Trump is not one of them and they can't afford to have someone in the presidency that is not one of their own. So, unless Trump ends up throwing in the towel for some reason, look for this kind of sabotage/coup against him to go on and on and on.

Note: Many of you will have trouble getting into this article. The internet censors do not want you reading what I post so you will have to find ways of getting into this. Sometimes you will get a notice warning you against this article and there will be a place at the bottom of the article that says "details". Often if you  go there you can  click onto the article regardless of the warnings you get above it. I guess I should assume I am doing something right when they try to discourage people from reading my stuff.

Friday, October 04, 2019

Demoncrats Willing to Tear the Country Down? You bet they are!

by Al Benson Jr.

Member, Board of Directors, Confederate Society of America

The following commentary came from the Breitbart site and is by Pastor Robert Jeffress.

The pastor said:
"Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats can't put down the Impeachment match. They know they couldn't beat him in 2016 against Hillary Clinton, and they're increasingly aware of the fact that they won't win against him in 2020, and Impeachment is the only tool they have to get rid of Donald J. Trump--And the Democrats don't care if they burn down and destroy this nation in the process. I have never seen the Evangelical Christians more angry over any issue than this attempt to illegitimately remove this President from office, overturn the 2016 election and negate the votes of millions of Evangelicals in the process. They know that the only Impeachable offense that President Trump has committed was beating Hillary Clinton in 2016. That's the unpardonable sin for which the Democrats will never forgive him. If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they never will be) It will cause a Civil War like fracture in this nation from which our country will never heal."

That's a pretty good statement for an Evangelical pastor. Many of them do not show that much discernment. As far as tearing the country down, the Demoncrats couldn't care less. They are perfectly willing to do that and more--if it will satisfy their masters in the bowels of the Deep State. Most of the Demoncrats are nothing but political shills for the Deep State anyway.

As far as Evangelical Christians getting angry if Trump is removed from office, I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens there. It has been my experience over the decades that Evangelicals seldom get angry over things they should get ticked about but don't bother. I hope this pastor is right about this, but if it doesn't turn out quite like he thinks it will, I won't be surprised.

I guess I shouldn't have to mention that, if they do impeach Trump, the country as we know it will be gone forever, or at least as far into the future as we can see.

The Demoncrats want to tear down America for a mess of socialist, one-world, pottage. Do they care about ordinary folks and what all this will do to us? Don't make me laugh!

The New World Order beckons these apostate Demoncrats and they can't wait to drag us into it  kicking and screaming. In fact, they look forward to that--and to our destruction. Anyone who still thinks you can reason with them is a candidate for the rubber room.

Those people have to be resisted by every legal and lawful means possible.