The following is excerpted from an article by Carmeron L. Horne, a member of Hillsdale Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida. As my readers know, I rarely print anything dealing with politics or American government. One reason is that many of our readers do not live in America. Another is that I believe the root cause of a nation's problems are spiritual, and as a preacher I can do more to help my nation by focusing on things related to strengthening churches than I can by addressing political/social evils. The following article, though, so skillfully exposes the lies promoted constantly by the mainstream humanistic media and the public education system that I want to share it with our readers. It is refreshing to hear some truth amidst the deceptive revisionist history one hears on every side today.
As for Horne’s implication that the American Civil War was not fought over slavery, I only agree in part. While slavery was not the only issue over which the Civil War was fought, it was certainly one of the issues and it was an important one. Other prominent issues in the war were state’s rights and the power of the federal government, but had there not been slavery, the Civil War would not have been fought. Slavery was an ugly blight upon a great nation founded upon the concept of human liberty, and it was a practice that was supported by many professing Christians. Further, we cannot forget the wretched racism that accompanied the practice of slavery. I refer to the idea that the black man is less of a man or a different kind of a man than the white man, and, in some cases, the idea that he was not a real man. The Ku Klux Klan and many similar organizations and movements were a real phenomenon that grew after the Civil War in the fertile soil of Southern racism. I say this as a Southern boy who descends from a long line of racists. As a high sheriff in Georgia, my great grandfather killed seven black men (and repented of it before God before he died); many of my relatives were members of the KKK; my grandmother’s pastor was the head of a KKK chapter; my own father took up petitions to send the “black man back to Africa where he belongs.” I refuse to ignore or whitewash this aspect of the Civil War. To acknowledge that white racism is only one type of racism that is alive and well in this fallen world and that black racism and many other types of racism are just as real and just as ugly, does not make white racism any less wrong. This is not to say that all Southerners were racists or that every person who believes that races should remain separate are racists; but the racial hatred that produced a John Wilkes Booth was a hatred that was far reaching, and it certainly played its role in the Civil War. And I denounce it in no uncertain terms.
HAPPY ROBERT E. LEE'S BIRTHDAY
By Cameron L. Horne
Did you know that a famous Confederate general was born on this date in 1807? Yes, you heard right - General Robert Edward Lee was born in Stratford Virginia on January 19th, 1807!
While our media is busy honoring a civil rights figure of dubious political, ethical, and moral character, they are ignoring a truly great American hero!
For those who still persist in thinking that the American war of 1861-1865 was a "civil" war fought over slavery and the preservation of the union, General Lee stands as a shining example of the truth. Robert E. Lee was an emancipationist who freed his own slaves long before the war began. In fact, before the war he said that he would free every slave in the South if it would prevent war. He knew however that it would not have. For him, and every other Southern lady and gentleman it was not a civil war, but a war for Southern independence!
Contrast him with William T. Sherman, the general who marched through Atlanta leaving a trail of civilian death and destruction, who wrote on July 10, 1860: "Two such races [white and black] cannot live in harmony save as master and slave." I doubt you ever read that in your public school history textbooks.
There is a great deal of American history that has remained buried and hidden from the awareness of the general public. ...
Robert E. Lee understood that anything granted by a government can be withdrawn by that same government, but anything given to us by our Creator cannot be taken by government because it precedes and supersedes government. Please don't forget that the purpose of our Constitution was not to grant rights, but to identify and guarantee them. Lee and many others in the South recognized that the Northern States were violating the Constitution. ...
General Lee did not want secession, but when he realized that no other option was left, he said: "I will still follow my native state with my sword, and if need be with my life... These are my principles, and I must follow them." When Lee resigned his commission in the United States Army to join the Confederacy, he said: "I cannot take up arms against my own state. A union that can only be maintained by swords and bayonets ... has no charm for me."
General Lee was a true role model; the likes of which is rarely seen today. He was imbued with wisdom, high moral character, an unfailing sense of duty, true manhood and a heroic nobleness that inspired steadfast loyalty among the troops of the Army of Northern Virginia. During the war, he ate what his troops ate, and often slept on the cold ground even when a house and bed was available. When his officers complained, he said: "Why should a general live better than a soldier in the ranks?"
Even in defeat, his faith never wavered. In a letter to his wife after the battle of Gettysburg, he wrote: "I trust that a merciful God, our only hope and refuge, will not desert us in this hour of need, and will deliver us by His almighty hand, that the whole world may recognize His power and all hearts be lifted up in adoration and praise of His unbounded loving-kindness. We must, however, submit to His almighty will, whatever that may be." Such was the character and conviction of General Robert E. Lee.
Contrast this man with the plastic icon that our society has chosen for January 19th. Today is the day that Congress has set aside as a national holiday to celebrate the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. - a thoroughly despicable hypocrite, a violent and immoral degenerate, a worthless charlatan, and a Marxist.
Lest anyone attempt to level the charge of RACISM against me, let me point out that the preceding description contained no reference to race. That is because it wasn't his race that made him despicable, it was his behavior.
I also did not include the title of "Dr." because he plagiarized his way through Boston University and Crozer Theological Seminary. This documented and verifiable fact was revealed by none other than those who were closest to him. David J. Garrow (a leftist academic who was sympathetic to King) said that King's wife, Coretta Scott King, who also served as his secretary, was an accomplice in King's repeated cheating. The four senior editors of "The Papers of Martin Luther King, Jr." (an official publication of the M.L. King Center for Nonviolent Social Change Inc.) stated that King's writings at both the university and the seminary were: "Tragically flawed by numerous instances of plagiarism." Most of King's papers, speeches, and "sermons" were copied word for word from the works of Dr. Jack Boozer, Edgar S. Brightman, and Paul Tillich.
The good "Reverend" King was also a dedicated Marxist and Communist. King was intimately involved in several Communist front groups including the Highlander Folk School in Monteagle, Tennessee founded by Myles Horton and Don West: both members of the Communist Party U.S.A. The agenda of many of these meetings was to plan tours of the Southern states to initiate demonstrations and riots.
King went on to found the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). This organization was staffed and funded by other Communist individuals and front groups. According to the FBI, many of Kings "nonviolent" marches were in reality carefully crafted public image appearances that were usually accompanied by the violent demonstrations of his followers. The FBI also uncovered King's habit of using SCLC money to hire prostitutes to keep him entertained during the civil rights tours. According to witnesses working in local hospitals, many of these prostitutes would end up in the emergency room after being physically abused by King.
J. Edgar Hoover tried to warn the President and Congress by making all files available to them. The FBI files were also made available to all the major electronic and print media. The rest is history. A federal judge sealed the files until the year 2027, the President and the media said nothing, and the charade continued.
The last night Martin Luther King spent on earth was at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis having sex with two prostitutes and physically beating a third.
Retired FBI Assistant Director William C. Sullivan describes himself as a liberal and said that he was initially "One hundred percent for King..." until he learned the truth during the investigation. After having "seen it all" during his 30 years with the FBI, Sullivan said that King was one of only seven people he had ever encountered who was such a total degenerate.
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