Thursday, August 26, 2021

Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark . . .

Many years ago I ordered a sampler of “Civil War” videos. One of the clips on that VHS featured a big burly reenactor reciting a very moving poem with tears streaming down his cheeks. I had no idea who that gentleman was.

I could not find a copy of that poem anywhere, so I transcribed the lyrics and I have recited them at our Confederate Memorial Day Observances ever since.

Some years later I encountered a gentleman selling his little book of poetry at the Olustee Reenactment and realized that he was the man I had seen on the video. I am thankful that I was able to meet him and shake his hand. Of course, I purchased a copy of his book and secured an inscription.

Unfortunately (for us who remain anyway) Sgt. Benjamin R. Gormley passed in March of 2005 at the young age of 59.

His booklet of poems is entitled “Haunted Fields” and is out of print, but may occasionally be found for sale on the internet.

The poem that so moved me was entitled “Atlanta’s Son.”

Below are the lyrics, as I transcribed them from the video, somewhat abridged from the version found in the little booklet.

Atlanta's Son

Above the banks of Peachtree Creek,
   The Georgia sky, looks down and weeps—
On soldiers’ blood in trenches spilled,
   ‘Midst dreams of a Nation unfulfilled.
   As part of freedom’s price to pay—
Atlanta’s son came home today.

Atlanta’s son came home today;
   His friends marched with him all the way.
In his tattered coat faded gray,
   They lowered down into Oakland’s clay—
   His grave unmarked until the day
When the wounded lion turned at bay,
   Still clutching our flag in his gory paws,
He roared defiance at Yankee laws—
   Then bowed his head and in slumber lay
   To guard the earth that enshrouds the gray.

Atlanta’s son came home today—
   And this time he’s come home to stay.

You will note that the poem makes reference to Oakland Cemetery and the magnificent “Lion of Atlanta” which until recently overlooked some 3,000 unknown Confederates buried there: “Still clutching our flag in his gory paws, . . .He roared defiance at Yankee laws— . . . Then bowed his head and in slumber lay . . . To guard the earth that enshrouds the gray.”

The monument was carved from Georgia marble by T. M. Brady and was dedicated on Confederate Memorial Day in 1894. It depicts a wounded lion, with a spear broken off in his back. The lion slumbers upon a Confederate flag.

My wife and I were fortunate to be able to visit the lion almost 20 years ago. At that time the lion had been unmolested and the gate to his enclosure was unlocked.

The author of this blog with the lion in July of 2002.

Of more recent years the lion, who resides in very secluded spot within the cemetery, has been vandalized on several occasions.

During one of the most recent criminal assaults someone actually attempted to destroy his beautiful muzzle.

To add insult to injury the elected officials (criminals) in Atlanta have recently removed the lion from where it had reposed for some 127 years.

Next I suppose they will seek to dig up and destroy the remains of all the Confederate soldiers in the cemetery -- and eventually in all the cemeteries.

And then they shall come for us, their living descendants and advocates.

All that remains in Oakland Cemetery is an ugly scar.

Deuteronomy 27:17
Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.

Rest assured, there will be an accounting . . . a reckoning.

Romans 12:19
Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

The old Baptist preacher R. G. Lee (1886-1978) was well-known for his sermon: “Pay Day, Some Day.” Pay day is certainly coming.

I accept that vengeance belongs to the Lord. But should He decide to sub-contract out that work, as He sometimes has in the past, I’ll be applying for the job.

And that’s all I have to say about that!

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Vaccination or Incarceration -- I Guess We’ll Get to Decide!

It is obvious that the wicked Amerikan Empire intends to eventually force vaccinations upon all of its domestic subjects. Failing that, we should anticipate that they will either incarcerate or execute those of us who refuse.

It has already begun and it will only get “progressively” worse (pun intended). 

Recently an article appeared on Lew Rockwell’s web site entitled “Vax or Jail? The Dilemma Facing Some Americans.” It relates the story of a man in Ohio convicted of “drug possession.” He was told by the judge that he could avoid incarceration of up to 18 months by submitting to the Covid jab. Below is my brief condensation of that article: 

 “It is obvious that violating another person’s body is inherently wrong; no one questions this premise when discussing matters of sexual violence. . . . There is a long, troubling tradition in the US of violating the bodily integrity of Americans, particularly the marginalized and disadvantaged. . . . The Nuremberg Code established a new global standard for ethical medical behavior. Within its requirements? Voluntary informed consent of the human subject. . . . Forced medical procedures are an especially monstrous violation of the fundamental right of bodily integrity and autonomy. This lesson was hard-learned through the course of the 20th Century. But it seems to have been unlearned amid the panic over COVID-19. . . . Our justice system routinely puts bodies in cages over what the owners of those bodies choose to put in them. . . . Now, on top of arresting the defendants for choosing to put a substance in their bodies, we have judges threatening further incarceration to coerce those same people into putting a different substance in their bodies. . . . In both instances, this is an egregious violation of an individual’s bodily autonomy. . . . Ludwig von Mises: ‘Once the principle is admitted that it is the duty of government to protect the individual against his own foolishness, no serious objections can be advanced against further encroachments.’ . . . It is not the government’s duty to protect individuals against their own folly. . . . If the government can force me to get a vaccine for my own good, what else can it force me to do? . . . Those who advocate for the government’s ability to deprive humans of their freedom on the basis of consumption in effect promote a wide array of injustices and human rights violations. There is simply no gray area here. . . . Mises: ‘A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police.’ . . . We do not have to like or condone another person’s actions. We don’t have to associate with them. But we must endure other humans acting and living as they see fit without going full Karen and calling the cops.”

If you like, you may read the article in full here:

You might be inclined to say, “Well, he’s just a druggie, so that doesn’t matter to me.” Let me say this as respectfully as I know how -- if you believe that, you are an IDIOT! If the fundamental rights of a drug abuser can be ignored, so can yours! Fact is, what you determine is introduce into your own body is nobody’s business, but your own. You should answer to no one, but God, Who created that body! This is important to understand. If we are to prevail in our struggle for liberty, we must learn to be consistent in our thinking and in our actions.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

Ultimately, my body does not belong to the imperial state. It belongs to God, and to God alone! 

Recently conservative pundit Mark Dice created and gathered signatures on a petition calling for the arrest of those who refused “vaccination.” The number of folks who were eager to arrest those who would not be jabbed is alarming, though not really surprising.


They Want to Arrest and Jail All Unvaccinated Adults! (Mark Dice):

It’s time to be like Daniel and determine that you will not defile yourself: 

Daniel 1:8 
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself . . .

It’s time to determine that by the Grace of God, you will stand: 

Ephesians 6:13 
Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

The would-be controllers will attempt to make your life miserable, if not impossible. It will be so much easier to just submit to the jab and get your vaccine passport, which will no doubt soon be available as an implanted chip, so you can take it with you, wherever you go. 

Revelation 13:16-17
And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

Then everything should be just fine -- at least for the time being.

Revelation 14:9-11 
And the third angel followed them, saying with a loud voice, If any man worship the beast and his image, and receive his mark in his forehead, or in his hand, The same shall drink of the wine of the wrath of God, which is poured out without mixture into the cup of his indignation; and he shall be tormented with fire and brimstone in the presence of the holy angels, and in the presence of the Lamb: And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.

I pray that you think on these things, and research them for yourself, particularly from the inspired Scriptures.

If what I have written upsets you, let me ask with the Apostle Paul:

Galatians 4:16
Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth?


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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Still a Dangerous Old Man (by the Grace of God)

This is an update of a blog that I originally published some six years ago shortly before I retired from my “secular” job in 2015. As I stated my intentions then, I have kept on preaching and “talking a little treason” with my comrades at Free Florida First and via this blog, Truth Crushed to Earth, and my electronic paper, Just for Your Consideration, and I intend to continue for as long as the Lord allows.

"Well it's a nice, soft night, so I think I'll go and
join me comrades and talk a little treason." 
-- Michaleen Flynn in The Quiet Man, 1952. 
Indeed, I suspect that circumstances may soon call for actions well beyond talking in the not too distant future and that’s all I have to say about that . . .

In any case, I aspire to be a “Dangerous Old Man” for the rest of my days. Such an occupation has a very long and honorable history.
In Psalm 92 we read: (12) The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. (13) Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God. (14) They shall still bring forth fruit in old agethey shall be fat and flourishing; (15) To shew that the LORD is upright: he is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in him.
Yes, to still bring forth fruit in old age is a great gift and blessing from God. I pray that the Lord may be pleased to make it so.
There are almost innumerable examples of dangerous old men, who brought forth fruit in old age. I’ll share just a few that readily come to mind.
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On April 19, 1775, British forces were withdrawing to Boston after their first engagement with Colonial troops. Some of the Brits had the misfortune of passing the fields of the old farmer, Samuel Whittemore, who personally ambushed the Grenadiers of the 47th Regiment of Foot from behind a stone wall. After dispatching three British soldiers with his rifle and two dueling pistols, he drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted numerous times, and left for dead in a pool of his own blood. Later he was found by colonial forces, still alive and trying to reload his musket to continue the fight. He did eventually die, some 18 years later, from natural causes at the age of 98.

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"Old Jack" Hinson of Stewart County, Tennessee, made a valiant effort to remain neutral when the war for Southern Independence broke out. But as often proves to be the case, the yankees would not allow him to do so for any length of time. Two of his sons were executed and beheaded, without trial, after falsely being accused of being bushwhackers operating against the Federal forces. Their heads were placed upon the gate-posts of Hinson’s home. In response, Hinson had a Kentucky Long Rifle custom made and began to engage the invading, murdering yankees as a long-range sniper. Before the war was over, he had dispatched as many as 100 of the invaders from distances of up to one-half of a mile (all this with open iron sights). At various times elements of four Union regiments pursued him, yet he was never captured. He survived the war, and lived until 1874.

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And one final example from my home state of Florida
During the final weeks of the War for Southern Independence yankee forces landed at the mouth of the St. Marks River, determined to capture our capital at Tallahassee. The invaders were met by a hastily assembled force from Tallahassee that was composed largely of “a motley militia of old men (some as old as 70) and young boys (as young as 14).” This force repelled three separate major attacks by the invaders at the battle of Natural Bridge and spared Tallahassee from capture, which was the only Confederate capital east of the Mississippi not captured to be Union forces.

There is a beautiful little state park at Natural Bridge today, with a monument to our defenders. If you are ever in the neighborhood, I would highly recommend it.

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Friday, August 6, 2021

Forced Vaccinations Will Mean War!

I plan to post this blog in the groups in which I normally post. Most are “Confederate” groups. I suppose some will question if this has anything to do with the Confederacy. It won’t be the first time that’s happened. Some may censor this post or ban me. That’s their business. By the Grace of God, I will continue to post what I consider to be critical information to my like-minded brethren. If we don’t stand now, I believe that all that our ancestors were fighting for will be lost and we will have nothing to leave to our descendants.

I think if you don’t see how this is related to the Confederacy -- how this is related to the Cause for which my ancestors fought -- you really don’t understand what they were fighting for at all. I humbly suggest that you take some time to figure this all out before it’s too late.

A friend sent me a link to the post below this past week. I consider him to be one of the staunchest Confederate brethren I know, even though he was born in New York. He and his wife are some of the most dedicated members of our little Free Florida First pro-liberty, pro-Southern, secessionist group.

In the video he sent me, a former Marine issues a clear warning to anyone who would attempt to forcefully vaccinate him. I will link to that short video and you should be able to view it.

But should that video "be disappeared” for some reason, I have also transcribed his words here:

“This post is probably going to get me in trouble, but I heard someone say that if they try to force vaccination on people, we need to flee to the wilderness. I’m not fleeing nowhere. It’s been a few years, but I think I still got it in me. I think I still got it in me. Now, I don’t use my military background for praises. I don’t do that. Most of you didn’t even know that I served in the Marine Corps, that’s fine. I don’t really care nothing about all that. But if you try to force something on me, I’m not running anywhere. I’m going to kill you. And I won’t think nothing else about it.”


I sincerely believe that this is the stand that my confederate ancestors would have taken.

This is the stand, that by the Grace of God, I shall take.

If you come at me with a syringe of a potentially deadly poison, I will consider that to be assault with a deadly weapon and I will deal with it as such.

I will exercise my right to self-defense, and to the defense of my family with extreme prejudice.

That I consider to be my duty and I intend to perform my duty, as God allows me.

Yeah, I suspect, that like the young man in the video, this may get me in trouble --- AND I ALSO DON”T CARE!!!!!!!

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