The Yankee Empire was born on the ruins of the shattered South. After the Yankee imperialists who had hijacked Northern politics looted, raped, and burned their way through the South, they kept armies of occupation there—armies which remain to this day. Long before there were any Yankee Empire bases in Korea or Japan, or anywhere in Europe or the Middle East, there were Yankee war criminals and war profiteers preventing the South from ever becoming rich or strong enough to threaten the Yankee imperialists’ monopoly on power ever again. The Yankee Empire circles the globe today (for now, at least). But the first casualty of the Yankee takeover, unless one counts decency and the Constitution, was Dixie.
However, now that the Yankee Empire is crumbling—with a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan last year, and the self-righteous ideology which started the Yankees on their imperial escapades tearing them apart from the inside as “Wokeness”—the Yankee horde is bringing it all back home. To our home, that is. The Yankees, as is their habit, are again preparing for “insurrections” in a putatively fictional place they call “Pineland.” Since 1974, the Yankees have trained their elite units by waging allegedly pretend war on the South.
Let us dispense with the hypocrisy right up front. “Pineland” is about as unbreakable a code as Pig Latin. As if to confirm the truth for any who might still be confused, the “insurrections,” and the preparations by the Yankee army to counter them, take place in “rural North and South Carolina”. Perhaps the Yankees will take a break during their “wargames” and picnic in view of Fort Sumter.
The wargames are conducted by the Yankee army out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as part of the annual “Robin Sage” qualifying exams for special forces units. The Yankee army saw fit to warn local residents this year about the noise and commotion likely to arise from the goings-on. ‘Don’t be alarmed, citizens. The bangs and flashes, the rifle reports and slinking assassins, are just our way of preparing to invade, excuse me, I mean defend you.’ This warning is, to be fair, much better form than the Yankees were able to muster when they were battling Fort Bragg’s namesake. But the fact that locals around Fort Bragg have long helped the Yankee army plan for an invasion of their own country cannot inspire much joy in anyone who loves the South and wishes to see her freed from the propaganda of the Yankee occupier.
Nor can the lover of peace find much comfort in the Yankees’ decision to continue this annual gloating and provocation, especially in a climate in which anti-Dixie hysteria has reached an all-time high (or low). Over the past several years, the South, which laid down her arms one hundred and fifty-seven years ago this April, has been made out to be an existential threat to the Yankees’ beloved Union. Cold stone and bronze statues, depicting men who died without ever seeing a light bulb, a typewriter, or an automobile, have been torn down as though all the past were going to come roaring to life again, out of every nook in Yankeedom a Pickett’s Charge. Southerners are often accused of cherishing lost causes, but when one watches the Yankees pretend-shoot civilians in the Carolina woods after more than a century and a half of occupation, one wonders if perhaps our Northern cousins would not feel better if they were to just give the whole exercise in delusion a rest. Lost causes are not always monopolized by the defeated.
My view on this is that the Yankees have a guilty, uneasy conscience, and so can never stop roving the world and threatening peaceful civilians. The reason for these pangs of the inner sense is this: the Yankee Empire is, and was from its blood-soaked inception, illegitimate. Northerners and Southerners alike have suffered monstrously under the Yankee Empire, another point worth making as the Yankee army stages its counter-insurrection play in the Carolinas. That empire never had power to bind a nation under liberty or love of homeland, as Yankees understand neither of those things. All the Yankee Empire ever had was the bayonet of coercion, and distraction via foreign war.
However, as the cheap political theater surrounding “January 6” reveals in our time, the Yankees, who have largely forfeited the power to distract attention using foreign war (having lost so many of them), are going all out to foment a new, distracting war in the homeland. It’s an act of desperation, as dangerous as any such act ever was. True to the tune, Yankee propaganda outlets like National Public Radio are fretting over another “civil war”. This time, though, in “all 50 states”. Yankee propaganda, I note with a chill, has a way of becoming Yankee reality.
I suppose the NPR piece, and the wargames the Yankees have been waging since before I was born, and the delusional Yankee war on plaques and statuary, are as good an admission as we’ll ever get that the Yankee Empire didn’t solve the secession problem in 1865. Yankees have inspired no loyalty, only fear. Thus always with tyrants, alas. But it hardly matters at this point. If the planned invasion of, ahem, “Pineland” is any indication, the Yankees are going to hold onto their wretched empire at any price in American blood—as it was in the beginning, and ever has been.
All wars center around money. Money buys power.
Why didn’t the northern states vote to pay Southern States for their slaves? They voted to keep slavery out of the territories. Why not just pay the South for their assets? Today, climate-control-freaks could pay people for their internal combustion machines…and they would, if indeed, men were capable of warming the planet by emitting CO2…CO2 being that deadly gas composing .04 percent of the atmosphere. Perhaps some climate-controlist can stroke a check…or perhaps they could gain control over the unbribable House and Senate of the USA…and then the sacred office of the president would be our only hope for honor and integrity…sounds like 1860 all over again.
To purchase freedom for the slaves would have required an immense amount of money. Four million slaves at 300 dollars each ( price paid for 900 house servants in 1862 by the northern congress of Washington DC’s slaves) would require 1.2 billion dollars IF the owners would have agreed to take such a low price for their field hands. Let’s say they did. Federal budgets ran in the neighborhood of 60 to 80 million dollars per year. Three-fourths of federal monies came from SOUTHERN export taxes. The GDP of the uSA in 1860 was 4 billion dollars. Our GDP today is @ 20 TRILLION dollars. So, to buy the slaves in today’s money would have only cost 5 TRILLION dollars…but we didn’t have a central bank as today to borrow all that money into existence…someone would have had to LEND it to the uSA. At 6 percent (normal rate for the time) interest, the 1.2 billion dollars would demand 72 million in interest alone…the principal would be another matter…72 million needed from sources OTHER THAN THE SOUTH.
Once freed, where would the slave migrate? Certainly not Illinois; the state passed an amendment to its own Constitution prohibiting blacks from entering way back in 1857. Illinois WASN’T ALONE. Oregon was admitted to the union as a WHITES ONLY STATE.
When you understand who was paying the bills and why, it doesn’t take shaking a magic 8 ball to discover: WAR LOOKS LIKELY.
When one has a different sort of opinion as most, that someone tends to keep quiet. I was so refreshed to read your reply to Jason Morgan. His above writing is one for my treasure chest.
Vivian Turnage Leese