Post Appomattox Fallacies Justifying Federal Tyranny

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“We the people” of Dixie are in a unique position in today’s America. We are, though most Southerners do not realize it, a conquered and occupied people. A people of a once free nation—the Confederate States of America composed of former sovereign states. Southerners are a minority in a nation ruled by the secular humanist majority of the North.  This secular humanist majority has interests that are diametrically opposite to interests of the average Southerner, black or white, yet we are compelled by the supreme federal government to yield our beliefs and interests to the will of the Northern majority.

All governments are founded upon a publicly accepted “myth” or rationale used to validate the government’s legitimacy and to provide the public a psychological justification for accepting that government’s rule.  For example; during the Middle Ages the public accepted the myth that the King was appointed by God to exercise absolute power; in fascist or national socialists countries the public accepted the myth that the nation/state will redistribute wealth from the rich to the state in order for the state to use it for the well being of the people; in Marxist socialists countries the people accept the myth that the government will own all property and use it for the benefit of the workers; and, in 1776 America’s founding fathers rejected the concept of the absolute power of the King. They replaced it with the concept that rights come from God and are granted directly to the people. In America it is God, not government that ordains our rights and liberty. Rights protected by government were negative rights—the right to be protected from governmental interference of life, liberty and property. In essence, it was an expression of the right to be left alone. This was a unique idea then and now.  This old or original rationale for government no longer exists in America.  Today the Federal government is the dispenser of positive rights such as: the right to housing; the right to food; the right to special treatment to make-up for prior discrimination; the right to equal wages; the right to free healthcare; and, the right of favored groups to receive “redistributed” income confiscated from taxpayers. The transformation of America from a government of negative rights to one of positive rights was one of the many consequences of the War for Southern Independence.  The rise (and continuing existence of) the post War Federal Empire is based upon six false assumptions.

Post Appomattox history is written and enforced by the victor—the Federal Empire’s ruling elite and its crony allies.  National historians in the victor’s service base their “truth” about the War for Southern Independence on certain unquestioned (actually unquestionable) assumptions. These assumptions are necessary to assure the continuing legitimacy and public acceptance (particularly in the South) of the Federal Empire. The Federal Empire would not exist absent the general public’s acceptance of these six false assumptions.  These false assumptions are accepted at a subconscious level by the general public. These assumption are seldom openly stated but are accepted and promoted without question by all national historians, media moguls of the right and left, and politicians of both national political parties. Anyone who dares to question any of these assumptions will be banished or marginalized from national public discourse. The Federal Empire cannot exist if any of these false assumptions are publically questioned. They are sacred to the existence and continuation of the Federal Empire.  Anyone who questions these false assumptions will be treated in a manner similar to a religious heretic during the Middle Ages—figuratively banished, lynched or burned at the stake. The following are the myths on which the Federal Empire is based and upon which it relies for its very existence. Remember, these myths or assumptions are seldom expressed openly (explicitly) but are typically assumed (implied) by the Empire’s propagandists. These propagandists are typically disguised as historians, educators, media moguls, as well as politicians of both national parties.

Assumption # 1: “We the people” of the once sovereign states of the Confederate States of America do not have an unalienable right to live under a government of our own choosing; a government founded upon the American principle of the consent of the governed;

Assumption # 2: The Northern majority, as expressed by acts of the Federal Congress, Federal Supreme Court rulings, or Presidential Executive Orders, had and continues to have a right to dictate to the Southern minority what type of government Southerners must live under;

Assumption # 3: The Federal government controlled by the Northern majority had and continues to have a right to unleash or threaten to unleash aggressive war against the Southern people in order the keep the Southern minority under the political and economic control of the Northern majority;

Assumption # 4: The second class Southern economy is not unusual; it is a normal and natural condition of the South—no different than finding sand in Florida or alligators in Louisiana;

Assumption # 5: It is morally and ethically acceptable to use government force or threat of force to seize money via taxation from conservative Southerners and use it to propagandize—under the guise of education—Southern children in politically correct ideology even though said leftist politically correct ideology is repugnant to if not outright sinful as far as the Southern taxpayer is concerned;

Assumption # 6: It is permissible to use government indoctrination centers (schools & universities) to reward the sycophants of leftist politically correct ideology while punishing any scholar who dares to question the Federal Empire’s politically correct narrative about the War for Southern Independence.

By the late 1870s the Republican Party had successfully perverted America’s original Constitutional Republic of Republics.  The Republican Party changed the original Republic into a supreme Federal government in which the Federal government was the sole judge as to whether or not it was acting within the authority of the Constitution. The Republican Party used war and the enforced enactment of the 14th and 15th amendments to destroy real states’ rights and replace it with a system of states’ privileges—privileges exercised by the states at the discretion of the supreme Federal government. Active Reconstruction enforced by Yankee troops stationed within Southern States was replaced with Passive Reconstruction in which “we the people” of occupied Dixie were allowed the appearance of local self-government but in reality the Federal Empire maintained the right to re-impose Active Reconstruction whenever it was politically advantageous to the Empire. The Federal Empire extracted from “we the people” of occupied Dixie the tacit acceptance of our new place in the indivisible Union. Southerners were compelled to accept our position as a people who hence forth would not be the masters in our own homes. In Lincoln’s America, Southerners became a humiliated people who must forever remain firmly seated upon the “stools of everlasting repentance.” In exchange for removal of Active Reconstruction the South implicitly, and by post War state constitutions explicitly, renounce the right of self determination; the right to live under a government based upon the free and unfettered consent of the governed; the right to a country of our own. The impoverished South became the Federal Empire’s colonial possession.

Many contemporary Southerners express surprise at the ongoing and successful attack against our Southern heritage. Many seem to think that the reason for this “unfounded” attack against the truth of Southern history is that our opponents do not know the truth. The solution offered is that “we must educate them about the truth and then the attack against our Southern heritage will end.” Horse feathers!

The reason Democratic leftists attack our Southern heritage while the Republican nationalists refuse to defend our heritage is that they understand the truth!  They know that if the truth about their Empire becomes public knowledge in the South, then their Empire will be in danger. The ruling elite of both national political parties will do whatever it takes to assure the continuation of the perks, privileges and power that comes from being a part of the Federal Empire’s ruling class.

Recall the words of C.S.A. Vice President Alexander Stephens “The Cause of the South is now the Cause of all [Americans].”  If the South ever decides to take a stand, she may find that there will be many non-Southern states eager to follow our leadership—oh for a leader!

About James Ronald Kennedy

Ron and his twin brother Don are the authors of Punished by Poverty, The South Was Right!, Why Not Freedom!, Was Jefferson Davis Right?, and Nullify Tyranny; Ron is the author of Reclaiming Liberty, Nullification: Why and How, and Uncle Seth Fought the Yankees. Ron is past Commander of the Louisiana Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and is a life member of the Louisiana Division and the National Sons of Confederate Veterans. Ron is a frequent speaker at SCV, Southern Heritage and other pro-Liberty groups. Ron received a Masters in Health Administration (MHA) from Tulane University in New Orleans, a Master of Jurisprudence in Healthcare Law (MJ) from Loyola University Chicago, a Bachelor’s degree from Northeast Louisiana University, a certificate in Paralegal Studies from Louisiana State University and holds numerous professional designations in healthcare and insurance Risk Management. More from James Ronald Kennedy

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2 thoughts on “Post Appomattox Fallacies Justifying Federal Tyranny

  1. Excellent distillation of our current situation. It’s time for Vision 2020 to start to change the status quo!

  2. So, the South was fighting for freedom and the North was fighting for slavery.

    For intellectually challenged White liberals, who may be howling with outrage, I’ll spell it out, it was White slavery that the Yankees were fighting for.

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