Judas and Jeff

Judas failed in his purpose because he failed to recognize the coming of Christ for what it was: The coming of God with His presentation, gift, of grace. Judas followed Christ, as an apostle, never seeming to understand why Christ came or even who He was, thus carrying him to treachery and his own death and condemnation by God (as Christ).

Jeff Sessions has failed to recognize that the Southern War of Independence was a war to maintain an original American concept of a republic. But, and the irony is explosive, Sessions like many Southern politicians who collect themselves in the Republican party, as if they can be reborn as genuine conservatives and join another collection of weak-kneed, would-be scholars from the Limbaugh-Hannity et al tribe and enjoy their praise as having seen the light.

Sessions believes the Republican party with its sociopathic child, the Union League, still lives to protect conservative, albeit anti- Southern politicians. The silver ante is the mendacity missile of “No matter what Southerners tell you, the War WAS about slavery.”

Sessions let his zealous-Republican, anti-Southern pleadings for national and Northern validation be offered before a group in Philadelphia who worshiped at the footstool of the Great Emancipator A. Lincoln.  Among other statements Sessions (Judas) said that that there were many problems between the two sections but only the slave issue aggravated a War. “It came,” as he said. All other issues could have been resolved he concluded.

The single issue where Only 6 or 7 percent of white Southerners owned even one slave and an ultimate Confederate army that was not an army of slave owners was why, as Sessions (Judas) said, the War came. A War that was needed, although it was not so needed in any other country in the world, nor in the American North which was allowed to sell its slaves into freedom.

But this is old news. This has been stated and defended so many times it is like telling your child a thousand times to not do something just because someone else does it. The sad fact is, that in this modern period of Southern re-reconstruction there are still pitiful little men like Jeff Sessions (and many more Trey Gowdy, Haley Barbour, ad nauseum) who like the original Judas will, for enough silver, defend even the indefensible.

God save the South. God help Jeff Sessions.

About Paul H. Yarbrough

I was born and reared in Mississippi, lived in both Louisiana and Texas (past 40 years). My wonderful wife of 43 years who recently passed away was from Louisiana. I have spent most of my business career in the oil business. I took up writing as a hobby 7 or 8 years ago and love to write about the South. I have just finished a third novel. I also believe in the South and its true beliefs. More from Paul H. Yarbrough

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