Such are the heights of wickedness to which men are driven by religion. Lucretius (99-55 BC), De Rerum Natura Some 1,000 years after its birth, mainstream Christianity was still in competition with other religions in Europe and the Middle East. Often these religions were so intermixed with Christianity, or Christianity was so intermixed with them, […]

Lincoln As He Really Was

Abraham Lincoln is the only American president that has literally been deified like a Roman emperor (Like Julius Caesar, his image is the first to be placed on his country’s coinage).  Lincoln’s deification eventually spread to the presidency, and then to the entire federal government.  The Lincoln myth is thus the ideological cornerstone of the […]

John Brown And Harper’s Ferry

It can be argued that the War of Northern Aggression actually started on October 16, 1859, a year and a half before the war’s official start, when the radical abolitionist John Brown and twenty-one of his followers seized the arsenal at the river-junction town of Harper’s Ferry in northern Virginia. Brown’s objective had been to […]

Puritans: A Progressive Unfolding

Abolitionist Julia Ward wrote “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” in 1861. In it, she penned that God will use His “terrible swift sword” to bring judgment upon “condemners” and “crush the serpent with his heel.” The wicked this New Yorker wanted to vanquish was, of course, the Southern people. Howe, the daughter of a […]

American History Quiz

Question 1. A B C D Which of these flags flew over the invasion and conquest of the Southern American States during the 1860’s? A. B. C. D. E. None of the Above. Question 2. A B C D Which of these flags flew over the invasion and conquest of the American Indian Nations during […]

Popcorn Sutton: Whiskey Rebel

“Jesus turned water into wine, I turned it into damn likker” – Popcorn Sutton Appalachia’s history is largely comprised of tales of resistance of one form or another. The poster child of Appalachia’s rebellion against unjust authority has always been the Moonshiner, the maker of non-government approved distilled spirits. These spirits were commonly referred to […]