America’s Most Deified Politician

Gettysburg, 1863. . . . has a birthday today that is celebrated throughout the land, especially at neocon think tanks and tabloids.  I speak of course of the man the “Straussian” wing of neoconworld refers to as “Father” Abraham Lincoln.  So I thought I’d offer some reading suggestions as part of today’s birthday celebration. Lincoln […]

Allison’s Cavalry

Colonel R.D. Allison Captain, 24th Tennessee Regiment. Later elected Colonel, 24th Tennessee Regiment. Raised Allison’s Cavalry Squadron, Dekalb County, Tennessee 1862. Battles include: Shiloh, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Nashville, Murfreesboro, Tunnel Hill. Wounded six times in battle and gained distinction for daring and bravery. Picture courtesy of family collection. Taken: 1870, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Allison’s Tennessee […]

Stand Watie

Born at Oothcaloga in the Cherokee Nation, Georgia (near present day Rome, Georgia) on December 12, 1806, Stand Watie’s Cherokee name was De-ga-ta-ga, or “stand firm.” He also was known as Isaac S. Watie. He attended Moravian Mission School at Springplace Georgia, and served as a clerk of the Cherokee Supreme Court and Speaker of […]

Collectivism vs. Individualism

“We’re going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.” ~ Hillary Clinton “Gemeinnutz geht vor Eigennutz”  (“The community comes before the individual”) ~ Nazi slogan “We the People…in Order to…promote the general Welfare…” ~ US Constitution “WE can replace I  in many minds…protecting the freedom and rights of the Independent […]

Abraham Lincoln’s Terrible War

The war was, on the part of the United States Government, one of aggression and usurpation, and, on the part of the South, was for the defense of an inherent, unalienable right. The great conflict will never be properly comprehended by the man who looks upon it as a war for the preservation of slavery. […]

The Devil’s Punchbowl – 20,000 Freed Slaves Died After Being Forced Into Post Slavery Concentration Camp

History has always made concentration camps to be synonymous with the atrocities of Nazi Germany. But, America has its own dirty secrets about the use of concentration camps. These camps were located in Natchez, Mississippi and were used to corral freed slaves during and after the American Civil War. As slaves were being emancipated from […]