World's Largest English Language News Service with Over 500 Articles Updated Daily
"The News You Need Today…For The World You’ll Live In Tomorrow."
NOTE: This is an ‘edited for clarity’ guest article submitted by one of our readers and does not necessarily reflect the views/opinions of the Sisters of Sorcha Faal. It is re-printed here for the express purpose of generating a discussion about a contentious topic which the opposing side has not been allowed to express openly in the American mainstream media.
Second Reconstruction Descends Upon
American South As
By: L.C. McKinney, Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)
June 27, 2015
There are no better words to describe what is currently happening to the South, its people, and its heritage then this June 19th quote by the former New York Times and Detroit Free Press reporter Joe Lapointe, who in his editorial titled It’s Time to Burn the Confederate Flag plainly stated: “Although the Confederate states lost, they were never punished enough…”
To how anyone today, especially a reporter, can be so ignorant of not only the South, but our Nation’s history too, especially 150 years after the ending of Civil War, is nearly beyond comprehension.
Sadly though, and as evidenced by the now daily assaults against Southern Heritage, the view point of Mr. Lapointe, and others like him, have gained the ascendency in our national discourse, in spite of the overwhelming evidence that not only was the South defeated in the Civil War, it was left in complete and total ruin…and if that wasn’t “punishment” then this word needs another definition.
One of the best examples one can read of this cataclysmic defeat was written in 2009 by the prestigious American historian, and current President of Harvard University, Catharine Drew Gilpin Faust, who in her book titled This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War wrote: “If you extrapolated Southern losses into our current American population, the war would cost the lives of a staggering 9 million men, with at least an equivalent number injured.”
One of the main causes leading to this staggering loss of life, and as every Southern knows all too well, was a new to then modern times war tactic labeled “total war.”
Total war is defined as warfare that includes any and all civilian-associated resources and infrastructure as legitimate military targets, and justifies using weapons and tactics that result in significant civilian or other non-combatant casualties and was authorized to be used against the South in 1864 by President Abraham Lincoln and was militarily designated in two parts, The Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's March to the Sea.
There were two main reasons
for these particular campaigns. The first was strategic. At the time,
The second reason was
political. The 1864 presidential election was coming around and it did not
appear that President Lincoln would have a second term. His opponent was
General George B. McClellan whom
The support of the war was
minimal to nonexistent at that point in the North, but by General Sherman
Both General Grant and President Lincoln were very nervous and on-the-fence about General Sherman's “final solution” plan for the South, but eventually, General Grant's trust and friendship with Sherman prevailed and his idea was approved by President Lincoln.
General Sherman’s Army, in total, wrecked 300 miles of railroad and numerous bridges and miles of telegraph lines. It seized 5,000 horses, 4,000 mules, and 13,000 head of cattle. It confiscated 9.5 million pounds of corn and 10.5 million pounds of fodder, and destroyed uncounted cotton gins and mills.
Even in today’s world, Victor Hanson, a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, defends and makes excuses for President Lincoln’s intentional waging of total war on Southern civilians that included General Sherman’s bombing, pillaging and plundering of our cities and towns, the burning of our homes, total destruction of farms and livestock, gang rape, and the killing of thousands, including women and children of all races.
Not just the South would face the wrath of General Sherman’s total war tactics either, as immediately after the Civil War he singlehandedly lead a 25-year genocidal campaign against the Native peoples of America he, likewise, called a “final solution” to the “Indian problem.”
And 75 years later, one of General Sherman’s greatest admirers, Adolph Hitler, initiated his own “total war” tactics against the world and devised his own “final solution” for the Jewish peoples of Europe.
General Sherman himself, as history well documents, most certainly did not believe that “each man is as good as another.” For example, in 1862, General Sherman was bothered that “the country” was “swarming with dishonest Jews.” He then got his close friend, General Grant, to expel all Jews from his army.
As the late historian Michal Fellman wrote in his definitive biography, Citizen Sherman:: A Life of William Tecumseh Sherman: “On December 17, 1862, Grant…, like a medieval monarch . . . expelled the Jews, as a class from his department.”
Fellman further wrote, and extensively documented, that to General Sherman, the Jews were “like niggers” and “like greasers (Mexicans) or Indians” in that they were “classes or races permanently inferior to his own.”
So enamored was Hitler of General Sherman and his “total war” tactics, and his “final solution” to these “inferior races”, history well records, Lia Mandelbaum, writer for the Jewish Journal, in her article Hitler’s Inspiration and Guide: The Native American Holocaust writes:
“Hitler's concept of concentration camps as well as the
practicality of genocide owed much, so he claimed, to his studies of English
He was very interested in the way the Indian population had
rapidly declined due to epidemics and starvation when the
So remember, the “final solution” and “total war” tactics General Sherman perfected against the Native peoples of America, and which Hitler emulated 75 years later, were first unleashed against the South!
Even when the Civil War ended…the occupation of the South by the Union forces under General Sherman and General Grant did not stop the horror our ancestors suffered…after all, they were considered by our conquerors to be nothing more than an “inferior race” worthy only for exploitation and extermination.
Mass revenge executions of our defeated soldiers, mass rape and wanton murder of our women, constant destruction of our crops that led to mass starvation, all of these atrocities, and more, were what the South endured during what is now called the Reconstruction Period that lasted from 1865 to 1877.
And making this already horrific situation even more intolerable were Union army orders forbidding the vast majority of competent lawmakers to hold office. Instead, these Union forces forced to be elected thousands of basically uneducated former slaves to rule over their former “masters”, and the chaos this caused to Southern society was incalculable.
So it was no wonder that when Reconstruction ended, and in having to deal with a Southern society that had endured “total war”, genocide and more humiliations than any peoples should have had to endure for 12 long years (1865-1877), the South began a process of enacting “by law” (“de jure”) segregation polices.
But what the South was doing by creating a “de jure” segregationist society was nothing more than codifying into statutes exactly what the North had already been doing with their informal (“de facto”) segregationist polices since this country was founded.
Even after the Civil Rights Act of 1964 effectively abolished the South’s “de jure” segregationist laws, even to this very day, the North’s “de facto” segregationist polices remain firmly entrenched.
From housing to jobs, to education and more, the North’s “de facto” segregationist polices have done more to destroy African American peoples in the past 150 years, since the ending of the Civil War, than anything the South ever did…before or since.
After all, due to the Civil War, and the Reconstruction Period that followed, the defeated Southern States have remained to this day a mainly agrarian society whose majority populations are comprised of poor blacks and whites alike. What little industry the South did manage to build in the years following World War II were then subsequently destroyed by NAFTA and other such trade treaties enacted during these past 30 years…by the North.
And during the years when the South’s “de jure” segregationist polices were being fought against in what is now referred to as The Civil Rights Era (1954-1968), the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has documented 40 deaths of people who ranged in age from 11 to 66. Eight were white, and 32 were black. They came from all walks of life – students, farmers, ministers, truck drivers, a homemaker and a Nobel laureate, Rev. Martin Luther King.
On the other hand, in the “de facto” segregationist North, the
In fact, during the 1960’s when the South was changing and adjusting to the abolishment of its “de jure” segregationist society, the North’s “de facto” segregationist societies continued on leading to the: Harlem Riot of 1964, 1 dead,118 injured, and 465 arrested… Watts (Los Angeles) Riots of 1965, 34 dead, 1,032 injured and 3,348 arrested…Cleveland Riots of 1966, 4 dead, 30 injured and 275 arrested…Detroit Riots of 1967, 43 dead, 1,189 injured and over 7,200 arrested…Newark Riots of 1968, 26 dead, 727 injured and 1,500 arrested…Chicago Riots of 1968, 11 dead, 138 injured and 1,500 arrested.
One of the most enduring
images and remembrances during this era of our common
And for that brutal assault upon those innocent marchers the South has been rightly condemned…over, and over, and over, and over, and over…
But the fact remains, aside from the South NEVER having experienced the race riots the North did during the Civil Rights Era…40 deaths in the South during this turbulent time, and as despicable as they were, are nothing compared to the at least 119 dead, 3,234 injured and 14,288 arrested during this same time period in the North that clearly shows who has to be rightly condemned for their racist and segregationist society.
We own no newspapers though, or television networks…so, once again, because some insane white kid decides to kill black worshipers in a Southern church, the South must be punished! Again!
Reconstruction Part II…here we come!
They tell us now that our flag must be destroyed, our monuments must be destroyed, anything and everything daring to show anything relating to the Confederacy must be banned, the stain-glassed windows in our National Church must be removed, one of our nation’s greatest movies, Gone With The Wind, must be banned…and while their at it…they say the Jefferson Memorial has to be destroyed too!
As to when the racist hatred and bloodlust of the General Sherman and Abraham Lincoln created “genocidal” North against us Southerners (or Native peoples, or Muslim peoples, etc.) will ever be satisfied no one knows! After all, unlike Hitler who was defeated, they were the winners and they haven’t stopped starting wars since they won their first one!
And isn’t it absolutely ironically amazing that General Robert E. Lee wrote these words on December 27, 1856: “There are few, I believe, in this enlightened age, who will not acknowledge that slavery as an institution is a moral and political evil.”…words, mind you, which were replied to five years later, on March 4, 1861, on the eve of this catastrophic Civil War, by the newly elected President Abraham Lincoln, who in his inaugural address said: “I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so.”
Barely one month later, on April 18, 1861, President Abraham Lincoln offered General Lee the command of all the Union armies…but when Lee learned that Lincoln intended to use these armies to invade the South and subjugate it to destroy once and for all States rights, Lee simply said: “I shall never bear arms against the Union, but it may be necessary for me to carry a musket in the defense of my native state, Virginia, in which case I shall not prove recreant to my duty.”
Lee made the right choice,
after all, as both he and everyone else in knew, both in the South and North, slavery was all but finished in the
And seriously, Lee reasoned, who would actually want to serve under a President like Abraham Lincoln who said about the black Southern peoples, both slave and free, “Our republican system was meant for a homogeneous people. As long as blacks continue to live with the whites they constitute a threat to the national life. Family life may also collapse and the increase of mixed breed bastards may some day challenge the supremacy of the white man.”
None of this makes sense.
June 27, 2015 © EU and US all rights reserved. Permission to use this report in its entirety is granted under the condition it is linked back to its original source at WhatDoesItMean.Com. Freebase content licensed under CC-BY and GFDL.
[Ed. Note: Western governments and their intelligence services actively campaign against the information found in these reports so as not to alarm their citizens about the many catastrophic Earth changes and events to come, a stance that the Sisters of Sorcha Faal strongly disagrees with in believing that it is every human beings right to know the truth. Due to our missions conflicts with that of those governments, the responses of their ‘agents’ against us has been a longstanding misinformation/misdirection campaign designed to discredit and which is addressed in the report “Who Is Sorcha Faal?”.]