Vigilantes of Christendom
chapter six


The South Meets the Establishment

War Between The States

The establishment has a vested interest in convincing people that the 1861-1865 war in America was a civil war between peoples of the same kind within the country. The 1861-1865 war in America, the war that was so carefully promoted, nurtured, and developed, was not a civil war. It was a war between a banking establishment which had conquered and gained monetary, media, and political dominance over the northeastern states and used the resources of those states (including the people) to expand their power over others. Thus, it was a war between states, or "War Between The States." Not a "civil" war between peoples of the same kind. The unreconstructed South has known the difference for years. The difference in a speaker's use of the term "civil war" and "War Between The States" reveals his level of political education, his sympathies, and the probable content of his speech. An even better name would be "Second War of Independence.

Mr. Lincoln Pursues The War

After the excitement brought on by the outbreak of war diminished, Lincoln found it extremely difficult to get soldiers to pursue his war. Regardless how wicked and evil the newspapers said the Southerners were, and how deserving of punishment, it was not a popular war. Lincoln's first call for troops caused Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee to secede, and the governors of Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri all refused troops. After the first patriotic outpouring from those states remaining, volunteers virtually stopped. Lavish incentives were used. A farmer in Ohio, hounded by bank usurers, could get a bonus for enlisting equal to a year's wage - enough to save the family farm. This enticed some. Still there weren't enough soldiers.

Lincoln enlisted Blacks to fill vast gaps in his army. Close to 300,000 of them were enlisted. It was a vastly unpopular move. This was the same thing as the British or the French enlisting Indians to fight for them against their kindred opponents.

"On August 21, 1862 he (Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederate States) authorized a Confederate War Department order specifying that US General David Hunter and all other officers who drilled, organized, or instructed slaves with a view to using them as soldiers to kill whites were to be considered outlaws. If captured, they were not to be treated like prisoners- of-war but held for execution as felons."1

Whites who knew the Law deserted the Union Army in droves. Many joined the Southern Army. As a boy raised in Culpeper County in Northern Virginia, I often heard of the exploits of "Big Yankee Ames," a former sergeant in the 5th New York cavalry who jointed Mosby's Rangers in protest over Lincoln's Negro policy. Ames was one of many.

Lincoln's agents went to Germany and enlisted 200,000 Germans who had no idea what the war was all about. Colonel Blackwell of Lynchburg writes of fighting waves of newly arrived German soldiers who could not speak a word of English.

Lincoln resorted to the draft. Draft riots broke out in New York and other cities.
More serious, the "copperhead" movement broke out and flourished all throughout the North. It was called "copperhead" not for the snake, but for cutting out the head of Liberty from the large penny of that day and wearing it in one's buttonhole. It was everywhere. There was little formal organization. Most were not pro-Southern, just pro-Law, anti-war, anti-Lincoln, and anti- Republican. They created no end of mischief for Lincoln's war effort.

Copperheads would throw kerosene into army wheat being shipped to mills, spoiling the whole lot. They hollowed firewood, packed it with gun powder, sealed it with wooden plugs to make the tampering unnoticeable, and dropped the firewood from bridges into railroad cars full of firewood on the way to fuel ships at naval bases. Union ships had a never-ending series of unexplained accidents on the high seas. Railroad trestles were cut down. Track rails were sabotaged and trains wrecked. It never stopped.

Northern soldiers on the way to the front were fired on by local citizenry. A pitched battle was fought in Baltimore between civilians and soldiers moving to the front.
Lincoln started the war without the approval of Congress. The people turned on him and resisted the best they could. Lincoln's reaction was harsh. He broke almost every rule in the book in the process. He jailed 38,000 political prisoners to silence their opposition. He suspended the Writ of Habeas- Corpus and he suspended the few newspapers that dared oppose him.

Lincoln, selected by the money powers and elected by the media, surrounded himself with men like himself. Sumner in his cabinet - the brutal cold-hearted extremist; Grant, the hard-drinking general who issued orders to burn houses within a ten mile radius of any train derailment; Sherman,2 befriended by Southerners before the war and who repaid them with rape, looting, and burning. Sheridan, violently anti- Southern, who burned the Shenandoah Valley, and was particularly held in revulsion by the English people,3 and "Beast" Butler, who ordered his men to treat the women of New Orleans as prostitutes. Gen. Hunter, son of a minister, burned houses in Lexington and Bedford on his way to burn Lynchburg. Lynchburg was a hospital center. He hanged prisoners and positively glowed when he ordered his artillery to shell the town and its hospitals. If there are men who deserved to be remembered two of them are Beast Butler and Hunter.

The president took his cue from the establishment which had elected him. His generals took their cue from him. The soldiers took their cue from their generals. Everyone took their cue from the drumfire hate propaganda directed against the South by the media.

On the other side, the South selected men like Robert E. Lee to command, Stonewall Jackson his right hand, J.E.B. Stuart as his left, and Nathan Bedford Forrest of Tennessee.

General Lee's Order

The law is specific in dealing with private property, even in the land of your enemy.
"Take care that you do nothing that is cruel; and when you are engaged in a siege, ... do not you render the land naked by cutting down trees that bear fruit ... but spare them considering that they were made for the benefit of men." Josephus, Antiquities 4:8:42.
"There are things ... we ought to do in common to all men ... not to let any one lie unburied. ... treat those that are esteemed our enemies with moderation; for he doth not allow us to set their country on fire, nor permit us to cut down those trees that bear fruit: nay, farther, he forbids us to spoil those that have been slain in war. He hath also provided for such as are taken captive that they may not be injured, and especially that the women may not be abused." Josephus, Against Apion 2:30 General Gordon relates an incident4 illustrating the strict obedience to the
Law observed by General Lee.

"When the Confederate Army crossed into Maryland in 1862 General Lee witnessed a Southern soldier with a stolen pig under his arm, a violation of the stringent orders he had issued. It was directed that the soldier be arrested and turned over to General Jackson to be shot.

"General Jackson, not having time to convene a courts- martial because of preparations for the coming battle of Sharpsburg, put the culprit in the front of his army so that he might be killed by an opponent's bullet thus saving red tape. The soldier evaded death in the battle and his conspicuous courage purchased his redemption.

But, the lesson was learnt by the army. The following order by General Lee enforced the example:

"Headquarters Army Of Northern Virginia
"Chambersburg, Pa, June 7, 1863
"General Order No. 73.

"The duties exacted of us by civilization and Christianity are not less obligatory in the country of the enemy than in our own. The commanding general considers that no greater disgrace could befall the army, and through it our whole people, than the perpetration of the barbarous outrages upon the innocent and defenseless and the wanton destruction of private property that have marked the course of the enemy in our own country. ... It must be remembered that we make war only on armed men, and that we cannot take vengeance for the wrongs our people have suffered without lowering ourselves in the eyes of all whose abhorrence has been excited by the atrocities of our enemy, and offending against Him to whom vengeance belongeth, without whose favor and support our efforts must all prove in vain.

"The commanding general, therefore earnestly exhorts the troops to abstain with most scrupulous care from unnecessary or wanton injury to private property, and he enjoins upon all officers to arrest and bring to summary punishment all who shall in any way offend against the orders on this subject.
R. E. Lee, General5

This general policy of the Army of Northern Virginia under command of Christians was in direct opposition to that of the Union Army directed by the international bankers whose scorched earth policy was notorious. The Union Armies did not supervise the conduct of their soldiers in their dealings with Southern civilians. Their crimes were many.

The Law in dealing with prisoners had long been observed among Christian nations:
"Obed ... complained that they ...make captives out of their kinsmen ... to let them go home without doing them any harm... So the ... men took the captives and let them go, and took care of them, and gave them provisions, and sent them away to their own country, without doing them any harm." Antiq. 9:7:2.

Prisoner exchange was the accepted method of disposing of war prisoners. The exchange was instituted from the very beginning of the war by field commanders on both sides who paroled and released on the spot the prisoners they took. Lincoln stopped prisoner exchange, thereby condemning tens of thousands of soldiers to slow lingering deaths from disease and indifferently prepared food that comes with prison life.

A delegation of Federal officers volunteered to try to persuade President Lincoln to relent. They traveled from Libby Prison in Richmond to Washington on parole. There they met with a stern refusal by Lincoln. They then, true to their parole, returned to their prison.

In addition to his refusal to exchange Southern prisoners for Northern ones, Lincoln saw to it that the Southern prisoners were placed in the Great Lakes and the Chesapeake Bay areas where unimpeded winds have full play on those exposed. Many were denied blankets, clothing, medical aid, and decent food. There are records of Northern doctors assigned to the camps who boasted of the Southern prisoners they had killed with their treatments. Most Southern prisoners were placed under Black guards.6

The Black stranger was enlisted in the Northern armies wholesale. The Haitian experience was ignored. Forgotten were the French and British renegades of yesteryear who were shot for leading red strangers against the American people.

Blacks were uniformed, armed, and led against Christian people. White renegades were placed in charge and were supposedly responsible for their conduct. However, the general policy of the Federal Army was not to punish offenders for offenses committed against the captive peoples.7

Custer and Mosby

Successfully operating against the supply lines of the Union Army were Mosby's Rangers. This band was a regularly enlisted and constituted part of the Confederate Army. One of his opponents was General George Custer of Little Big Horn fame. General Custer was made to appear the fool time after time by Mosby's raids.

Determining to use forceful measures against Mosby, he ordered the hanging of all of Mosby's men taken prisoner. General Grant backed the orders of his subordinate officer, by writing "Hang them without trial."

"Two horsemen rode ... dragging ... a 17 year old school boy of Front Royal, Henry C. Rhodes. This boy ... was almost unconscious when his fellow townspeople saw him. ... he scarcely recognized his widowed mother when she rushed in ... and tried to free him. ...
"This execution, too, was recorded by an eyewitness: `Rhodes was ... dragged in plain sight of his agonized relatives to the open field north of our town, where one man volunteered to do the killing..."

"The first four ... victims had been shot, not hanged. Now the method of slaughter was changed. `Well do I remember the picture: Overby, with head erect, defiant ... And as they moved off the band played a dirge ...' Another resident reported `They bore themselves like heroes ... One of them a splendid specimen of manhood - tall, well-knit frame, and a head of black, wavy hair floating in the wind. He looked like a knight. While I was looking at them, General Custer, at the head of his division, rode by. He was dressed in a splendid suit of silk velvet, his saddle bow bound in silver or gold. ... He was distinguished looking with his yellow locks resting upon his shoulders.'"

"Repeatedly they were asked the location of Mosby's headquarters and each time Overby, spokesman ... shook his raven locks. `We cannot tell that,'... Promise of freedom brought no change in his answer. ... ropes were adjusted around their necks, Carter asked to pray. ... Overby remained erect beside him. Just before they were hoisted on horse back and the horses whipped from beneath them, the Georgian spoke in a defiant tone - one sentence, uttered through gritted teeth: `Mosby'll hang ten of you for every one of us.' Whips cracked on the words."8

Mosby hanged Custer's men in retaliation. This brought a stop to Custer's murderous acts against soldiers.

Captain Frank Myers of Colonel White's Battalion relates the story of finding on the banks of the Potomac a large area covered with skulls and bones said to be Southern PWs dispatched by their guards on the way to Northern PW camps.9

Burying the dead has been a traditional Christian ritual.10 The bodies of the Confederate dead at Sharpsburg and Gettysburg lay unburied within the Union lines until the stench became a public health matter. Only then were they buried. The Union Army treated its own men no better. At Cold Harbor, where nine thousand Union soldiers died in twenty minutes, Union burial parties didn't search for most of the bodies until the war was over. "Non-burial" of Christians is another mark of the stranger.

Burning of Chambersburg

A Confederate general determined that burning the Union town of Chambersburg, Maryland might stop the continuous and senseless burnings in the South, and especially, the Shenandoah Valley a few miles to the south of the town. Appeals to Law, honor, and mercy had had no effect on the high command of the Federal armies.

When ordered to apply the torch, one of his own officers, Col. William E. Peters of the 21st Virginia Cavalry, flatly disobeyed. He refused, even as a retaliatory measure, to wage war upon defenseless citizens - women and children. Colonel Peters was promptly placed under arrest for direct disobedience of orders, but prudently, was never brought to trial since he had not broken The Law, and would not have been found guilty by Christians. The burning of Chambersburg took place anyway, but brought no relief from the systematic destruction wrought by the Union armies. A moment's thought reveals the reason.

Custer stopped hanging Mosby's men because his own command was hurt as a direct consequence of Mosby's retaliation. The burning of the Southland was not stopped by the burning of Chambersburg because the ruling powers directing the destruction by the Union armies cared no more for Chambersburg and its people than they did for the South. They cared nothing about the victims resulting from the burning of Atlanta, Charleston, the Valley, or Chambersburg. They cared nothing for the prisoners dying in Libby prison or Andersonville, or in any of the Northern prisons.

After having gone to the trouble and expense of establishing a media to unleash the holocaust, and paying thousands to a John Brown to incite the people to war, they cared nothing for the mountains of bodies heaped upon each other, Union or Confederate.

There are as many Christians in the North as in the South. The Law is ingrained in the very fabric of their being. Christians of their own free will never countenance such conduct unless made to feel that such a course is right; that they are dealing with someone outside the Law. The fact that such things did take place, not as isolated incidents, but as a general pattern, furnishes proof that non-Christians directed the acts and shaped the opinions that made these things possible.

Money rules through agents, propaganda, and governments. It does not recognize Christian Law. The lawless international money powers could not recognize the supremacy of the Christian Law. This refusal to acknowledge Christian Law is itself manifest proof of the strangers' rule.

Auction Houses And The Dragon


Looting was accepted policy. It was a perk that went with the job and was tolerated at the very top.

Ships would bring supplies up the Rappahannock River to the Union Army at Fredericksburg. Returning empty, they would tie up at the private docks of any of the plantations on the Rappahannock River and throw out a protective screen of armed sailors while the rest of the ship's company would search tobacco barns for hogsheads of tobacco, the money crop, or other valuable produce.

Finishing this, they would then focus attention on the houses. These they would strip, loading wagons with portraits, silver, furniture, and window hangings, and would return to the wharf and load up. The ship would then sail to Washington where it would off-load the loot to be sold at auction.

In Washington two great auction houses were open around the clock. Goods were off-loaded from ships arriving from all parts of the South, while wagons arrived overland in a steady stream. The sound of auctioneer's voices droned on and on as uninspected wagon lots containing items made cheap by their glut, were bought sight unseen for resale elsewhere.

They entered the home of my ancestor, Maj. William Hoskins of "The Dragon" on the Dragon Run. The Dragon was almost ten miles from the Rappahannock, far back in King and Queen County. Hoskins' mother was very old, sick, and bedridden. The sailors pulled her out of bed onto the floor and ripped open the mattress looking for loot that might be hidden there.

Wagons were brought to the door and everything of value was taken to a distant wharf to be loaded. When fully loaded, the ships cast off, leaving piles of household goods unable to be transported for lack of space.

The Knapsack And The Red Flag


At the plantation of my mother's family at Kelly's Ford in northern Virginia, on the line between Culpeper County and Fauquier, everything that could possibly be transported was loaded onto confiscated wagons and the lot taken along with the regiments. This was not an isolated occurrence. Scores of regiments came through. Each regiment did the same and each time they garnered less and less. Toward the end even the chairs, beds, kitchen utensils, and children's toys were gone.

At that time, the wives and children of the scattered family had refugeed to Kelly's Ford and there were over 40 of them present. There were over 50 slaves there called "contraband" that had not been taken prisoner and carried off to provide slave labor for the invading armies.
My great-grandfather was away on a business trip to Fredericksburg where he owned a woolen mill, Kelly, Tackert, and Ford, which made gray cloth for Confederate uniforms.

A Union regiment came through going South. There was only enough food remaining to take care of the family and the slaves for a week. The rest had been taken earlier. The soldiers took this food and that which was not needed was poured from containers into a pile on the floor, and salt and molasses poured over it to make it unusable. Off the regiment marched, laughing, with chickens and geese impaled on bayonets. There was one Union soldier who stayed behind.

He came up to my great-grandmother and said "Mrs. Kelly, I'm ashamed of what my comrades did. Here is my knapsack which I filled with all the food I could. I hope it will help until Mr. Kelly gets home." The contents of that knapsack, carefully rationed, helped feed 90 people for three days.11

The story doesn't end here.

President Davis invited certain citizens of the Confederacy to Richmond to show them the workings of the government and the war effort. The tour included the Richmond forts, the naval yard, Tredegar Arsenal and Iron Works, and one of the trips was to Belle Island, which was in the middle of the James River under the present Lee Bridge. This was where enlisted Union prisoners were kept.

Granville Kelly was in the group being taken around by President Davis when a Union prisoner rushed past the guard and stopped in front of him and said; "Mr. Kelly, you don't know me, but I'm the one who left the knapsack full of food for your family. If there is anything you can do to get me out of here I certainly would appreciate it."

My great-grandfather said to him "I know exactly who you are and I want to tell you that I and my family are indebted to you."

He then walked over to President Davis and explained the matter to him. President Davis issued orders to have the man paroled immediately, an act which may have saved his life since Lincoln had discontinued the exchange of prisoners by then.

After the war, when times were so hard, the soldier would journey to Kelly's Ford at harvest time and help gather in the crops.

The Red Flag


The citizen militias in Tidewater Virginia were in a continuous state of alert to try to drive off looting parties landing from ships. Another grandfather, Judge Muscoe Garnett of Ben Lomond below Hoskins Creek, near Dunnsville, had seven sons in the service of his country.12 He was called out in the middle of the night to repel another landing party. Taking his shotgun he joined his local old-men and boys militia company. Locating the landing party, shots were exchanged. He volunteered to try to parley with the enemy and persuade them to leave the neighborhood. He put his handkerchief on a stick, stood away from a large oak, and waved his improvised flag to attract attention.

Immediately, every rifle of the Federal force opened fire on him and several of the bullets passed through his clothes, tore bark from the tree and rained leaves and branches on his head as he scampered back behind cover. It was a close call. This was the first time a truce flag had been met with such a hostile reception. Later, while discussing "Yankee perfidy" he pulled out the handkerchief to wipe his forehead. Everyone broke out laughing. His handkerchief was red. Inadvertently, he had waved a red flag at the looters - the flag of "no surrender - no prisoners taken alive."

Wartime Conditions Behind Union Lines


Southern cities on the Mississippi falling into the hands of the invaders suffered particularly when warehouses were broken open and expensive bales of cotton were carted to the nearest river to be loaded on ships. This was "big money" that went to commanding officers. The soldiers themselves had to be satisfied with what they could wring from the conquered populations. Cattle were gathered into herds and these were driven north to market.

Behind Union lines was the lawless zone. There was no police force, military or otherwise, that interfered with the soldiers' depredations. They could do and take anything they liked. A protest risked instant execution by the looter. Protests registered with occupation officials seldom achieved satisfaction.

At Kelly's Ford, Virginia, the crossroads of the invasion, everything that could happen, did. No one was ever known to have been held accountable. Weekly, another passing regiment would gather the family, questioning them as to where non-existent valuables were hidden. After a hundred rough interrogations, followed by hundreds of men stomping through the house, breaking furniture, searching, there was nothing left. Denials were not believed. They believed the newspaper stories about hidden Southern wealth. They dug in the yards and in the fields to discover supposedly hidden caches.13

Flower gardens were dug up, the floors of the chicken houses pulled out, even empty pigsties were dug into. The rule of the day was theft, rape, and brutality accompanied by mean petty acts done solely to inflict suffering on women and children, or to gain a laugh. When nothing was left, shoes were taken from children's feet so that the treasure hunter could boast a prize.
Starvation descended on the land while well-fed invaders were whipped by the media into a frenzy to continue the search for non-existent gold in the empty pot at the end of the rainbow. Lynchburg filled to capacity with refugees who, after filling spare rooms, barns and stables, were then displaced by thousands of arriving wounded, and were forced across the James River into the wilderness of Amherst County adjoining Lynchburg. These wretched people lived in tents if they were lucky, rude shelters if they were skillful, and if they weren't, in the open, exposed to rain and snow - wet, cold and miserable. These poor people had abandoned their homes and everything they owned to come to live there, short of food and exposed to the elements. Anything was preferable to being exposed to the mercy of the lawless invading hordes who had been told all sorts of atrocity stories, and who were bent on revenge on those they were told were responsible, or on their hapless families.

The War Ends


All wars end. This one did, too. The flush of enthusiasm, the bands, parades, and flags, Pickett's gallant charge across the killing fields at Gettysburg, the stout defense of Richmond by the young sons of the Richmond Light Infantry Blues, "The Little Boy Blues," the children's defense of Petersburg, the dashing Stuart, the quiet Jackson, almost all lay dead. Of the Army of Northern Virginia, only twenty thousand were left to surrender to 200,000 men of the Army of the Potomac. The South was one vast blackened and charred cemetery. The war was over. It ended in a whimper.

A Copperhead Kills Lincoln


Lincoln left Washington, sailed down the Bay and up the James to Richmond. With his entourage, he walked the smoldering deserted streets up to the recently vacated White House of the Confederacy. A Richmond lady was found to guide his party through the building. In the garden in back of the house, one of Lincoln's party was observed to step on a flower and grind it into the ground with his heel when he thought he wasn't being seen. It sent a chill through the hostess. The war was not over for these victors she was guiding.

Back in Washington, plans were being laid by one of Mr. Lincoln's own creations, a copperhead, who was the well-known and publicly acclaimed actor, John Wilkes Booth. He and his small group of followers plotted to kill Lincoln on his return. There had been attempts before. In August 1862, while riding near his home a rifle shot from a wood only 150 yards distant almost hit him. A bomb was left in a bag in his room. A train in which he was riding had to be stopped to repair rails sabotaged in the effort to kill him. It was symptomatic. Lincoln was probably the most hated president ever to reside in Washington. "By late 1863 the danger from frustrated Lincoln- haters became so intense that Lincoln was forced to accept a military escort."13 He is said to have received over 10,000 letters threatening his life. The man had injured so many in his four year reign that it seemed only a matter of time before one of the injured found himself close to Lincoln and able to repay in kind.

As a Lincoln biographer said, "Why should not Lincoln himself become a victim of the war he had chosen to wage against the South, a total war, a war without rules or mercy?"14
John Wilkes Booth and his little band of six waited. Booth was to take care of the president while his party took care of the president's cabinet.

Booth was a talented actor. He earned $20,000 a year, a royal sum in that day, playing before packed houses. He occupied the place in society that is today held by the top Hollywood movie stars. His name was on the lips of almost everyone in big city society. Heads turned when he walked down the street. He was really not what the establishment thought of when thinking about a potential Lincoln executioner.

The war was over. The crowds cheered and the bands played. Booth had nothing to gain and everything to lose by carrying out his plan to execute Lincoln. Reward or punishment played no part in his decision. Booth considered himself an agent of Providence. He believed that Lincoln and his group of conspirators were evil and should be punished for starting a war against their own kind, burning the South, killing hundreds of thousands of soldiers on both sides, jailing United States citizens without trial, mistreating prisoners of war, and many other crimes. A biographer says, "Booth, speaking as a loyal citizen ... referred to himself as `of the North'."15 Often, when the premonition of death comes to a person, he leaves a message so that the reasons for what he did that brought about his death are not misunderstood. Booth was no different. He left such a letter to be read later. It said:

"The very nomination of Abraham Lincoln four years ago spoke plain war ... In a foreign war, I too could say, `Country, right or wrong.' But in a struggle such as ours (where the brother tries to pierce the brother's heart), for God's sake choose the right...
"I thought then, as now, that the Abolitionists were the only traitors in the land ... not because they wished to abolish slavery, but on account of the means they have ever endeavored to use to effect that abolition ... (for) the South it is either extermination or slavery for themselves ..."16

Lincoln visited a theater to see a play. The theater was Booth's stomping ground. Booth left his box and went to the one occupied by the president. Slipping into the rear of the president's box he fired at the seated figure. The shot went true. Booth jumped from the box to the stage, turned and shouted Virginia's motto; "Sic Semper Tyrannis!" Thus always to tyrants! He turned and fled.

It was Booth who fired the shot. But it might have been any one of hundreds who thirsted for the opportunity. Booth considered himself fortunate that Providence delivered Lincoln into his hand rather than into the hand of someone else. It is always frightening to one who has outlawed himself by causing the undeserved deaths of others, to find himself in the same room with one who upholds God's Law. He never knows whether or not that person will be his executioner. It might have been a guard, a ticket salesman, a battle-scarred veteran returned from the front, a member of his own government, anyone, male or female.

The one who had been hired to start the war had served his purpose and was dead. But, he was expendable. Those who hired him, the ones who planned the war and had footed the bill, safely counted their war profits behind their paper curtain, unscathed by the butchery and suffering going on.

The people who paid with their blood in the wars had not yet learned of the existence of those instigators, much less learned how to deal with them.

The establishment had paid for it, now was the time to collect its pound of flesh. There was a great deal of profit still to be wrung from the prostrate South.

Identifying The Establishment


There are those who obey God's Law and those who don't. Those who obey are the Lawful. Those who disobey are outlawed by God. God has specified the outlaw's punishment. The Phineas priests administer the judgment, and God rewards them with a covenant of an everlasting priesthood. However, the Phineas priest must know what the game is if he is to play.

The atrocity committed against the South was a business affair. It was provoked by the bankers, the operators of the usury system who financed John Brown, and also by the radical abolitionists who wanted to confiscate and free the slaves without compensation, a blatant case of theft of private property. The war was incited by their media. By them the South was damned and its people earmarked for death. The whole time, it was the banker-directed media which smoothed the descent into the Reconstruction holocaust.

The weak defense the Southern people managed to scrape together for protection was scattered, like a man defending against a thousand stinging killer bees. They fought one bee at a time rather than setting fire to the bee hive. They did this because they didn't know that their tormentors came from a single source.