“The rivers are full of crocodile nasties, and He who made kittens put snakes in the grass.”
I attended and briefly spoke to House State Government committees in Montgomery in support of House Bill 242 and in opposition to House Bill 43. It was quite an experience observing how the political machine functions in the State of Alabama. The assault on Alabama’s Southern and/or Confederate history was eye-opening, especially discovering who was for and against some of these bills. A noticeable degree of animosity also seeped through some of the dialogue.
Anyone with a modicum of perception is aware of the many enemies of the South and Southern history. Unfortunately, this now includes many Southerners who have been sufficiently “dumbed down” to disparage their own flesh and blood. When you create such a phenomenon, it provides real-life proof that the anti-South plan has been successful.
Historically, the Puritans (who settled mainly in New England) generally disliked the Cavaliers (who settled mainly in Virginia) and vice-versa, dating back to their time in England. In a modern context, the South-haters are everywhere, from leftist politicians to Hollywood, to the “Lincoln cult,” and on and on. From one perspective, their hatred for the South is obvious, i.e., many self-identify. However, there are others who give lip service to the South and its history but look the other way when radicals seek to destroy every vestige of Southern history. Indeed, one consistently guilty group—neoconservatives—actually trace their roots to the political left.
Neo simply means new and, while the neoconservatives are relatively new, in most areas they are not traditional conservatives. Neo-conservatism is often traced back to the Russian communist Leon Trotsky (real name Lev Davidovich Bronstein), from a Ukrainian-Jewish family. The Marxist Trotsky joined the Bolshevik Party, was a leader of the Red Army, and was one of the seven members of the original politburo. After splitting philosophically with Vladimir Lenin in the early 1900s, Trotsky later got crossways with Joseph Stalin. Exiled from Russia, in 1940, Soviet agent Ramon Mercader assassinated Trotsky in Mexico City.
Rather than delve into details about Trotsky’s life, a macro view of the philosophy that has ties to him and his philosophical ilk is in order: “Today’s neoconservatives share with Stalin and Hitler an ideology of nationalist socialism and internationalist imperialism. The similarities deserve closer scrutiny and may contribute to a better understanding of the most influential group in the U.S. foreign policy-making community.”
“Most heirs of the Trotskyite Left are internationalists and one-world globalists, whereas all neoconservatives are unabashed imperialists. The former advocate ‘multilateralism,’ in the form of an emerging ‘international community’ controlled by the United Nations or through a gradual transfer of sovereign prerogatives to regional groupings exemplified by the European Union.” Neocons of varying degrees include: Irving Kristol, Bill Kristol, Paul Wolfowitz, Charles Krauthammer, Norman Podhoretz, Richard Perle, Ben Shapiro, Leo Strauss, Harry Jaffa, John Bolton, John McCain, Rich Lowry, Max Boot, David Frum, Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney, Dennis Prager, George Will, and William F. Buckley. In Alabama, we have several politicians and “community leaders” who, although they may not identify as neocons, echo their playbook.
One constant within the neocon ideology is their near-fanatical admiration of Abraham Lincoln. (Lenin, a staunch centralizer, was an ardent admirer of Lincoln.) Neocons also love wars as long as they do not have to fight and they can profit from them. They scoff at decentralized power, States’ Rights, and true federalism – they love empire. Many think it is fine to tear down and destroy remembrances of Southern people yet they hyperventilate when their sacred heroes like Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, etc., are destroyed.
In an even broader sense, the role of the globalist George Soros has allegedly factored into many current controversies. A self-identified enemy of Western Civilization and its Christian traditions, Soros has made it clear that his goal is to destroy those very things. Many believe Soros has influenced the once great State of Virginia. That allegation is plausible judging by the present “leadership” that seems to have more in common with Marx, Engels, and Lenin than with honorable men like Washington, Jefferson, Lee, Jackson, etc. This is what happens when lesser individuals rise to power.
Most enemies of the South self-identify; however, when it comes “crunch time,” do not expect groups like neoconservatives to defend the proponents of true federalism/States Rights, such as Thomas Jefferson, John Taylor of Caroline, Patrick Henry, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, etc. They, like those on the State and Local levels who have a globalist agenda (probably some in the committees I attended), must be scrutinized. Those of us who have studied Southern history know first hand about those “snakes in the grass.”
Sources: Neoconservatism - Where Trotsky Meets Stalin and Hitler, by Srdja Trifkovic; The introductory quote is from Jethro Tull’s Bungle in the Jungle (1974), the “pop” hit that uses animals as an analogy of human behavior and references the corruption of big cities, especially in America. P.S.—President Jefferson Davis’ birthday is June 3rd.