Political intentions and historical distortions

The major take away from this election is that (liberals) hate (Southerners); they have always hated us; their Federal Empire was created by those who used bloody bayonets to destroy our right to be left alone and live in a country based upon the consent of the governed. They and their cronies are now America’s ruling elite—both Republican and Democrat—who enjoy the perks, privileges and power of those who control the Federal Empire. This Federal empire stands with its foot upon the neck, i.e., the liberty and freedom, of its subjects—a people who are considered too small to count (while the Empire’s cronies are too big to fail). Let us all remember that those who hate us have placed us in their political cage—a cage they control and from which we are not allowed to leave. If you cannot leave, then you are not free!

__ From “The South Hating Business” by James Ronald Kennedy

Recently, I watched the “documentary” film “Hillary’s America” produced and narrated by Dinesh D’Souza. D’Souza intended to show that the modern Democrat Party is not what its supporters claim it to be. Rather it has a long history of vile and evil acts including, of course, the worst one—slavery. Although the film included many historical events and issues, typically Confederate American history was portrayed as all about racism and oppression of black people.

In his search for answers about the modern Democrat Party and his zeal to present it in its current form, D’Souza has disjoined American history. He distorted the lives of Andrew Jackson and John Calhoun, and failed to provide context of events, especially for the Reconstruction period after the War for Southern Independence.

For example, the KKK was formed in response to the Union League of the Republican Party established to turn former slaves against Southern whites, replace their political system with unelected cronies and protect their financial interests. (Link below)

Some might say D’Souza’s lack of American historical knowledge is understandable because he is an immigrant from India. Of course, that could be said as well of many native Americans.

But he is bright, literate, an accomplished author—and clearly an American patriot. D’Souza could have presented Southern American history with less distortion and more context.

Most important, there is no ideological connection between the modern Democrat Party and Southern Democrats of even fifty years ago. Southern Democrats were loyal Americans, today people with anti-American views of our culture and economy rule the Party.

Except for slavery (which was legal in all American States prior to 1865), Southern history and culture was the model of America from the first war for American independence to the 1960s; revered by most Americans.

Lincoln’s disastrous and unnecessary war against the Southern States destroyed the unity that once held America together and started us on the road to imperialism and oppressive central government control of all aspects of our lives.

After the war the Republican Party further alienated the Southern people by its vindictive and exploitive activities against them.

Ironically, most people in Southern States now support the Republican Party because the radical left—anti-American, lawless Marxists—now controls the corrupt, subversive Democrat Party.

D’Souza has provided a public service showing how Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and the Democrat Party have damaged our economy, foreign relations and culture. Still it’s disappointing that he didn’t spend time on a more complete American history and less on dramatic distortions of it.

 

The Union League of the Republican Party

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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