A Refutation of Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War by T.J. Stiles

Jesse James: Last Rebel of the Civil War

 

Being a writer, historian and defender of Southern History, more specifically “Reconstruction Era” Southern/Confederate History that is rife with political bias and inaccuracies by writers looking to demonize not only the Confederate cause but also the good, God fearing Southern people (many of them my relatives) caught under the yoke of Federal tyranny during so-called “Reconstruction”, this brief refutation of T.J. Stiles book on Jesse James was a breath of fresh air to be sure.

 

“Stiles offers the most recent interpretation of Jesse as a political terrorist. Stiles continually laments the end of Reconstruction and is on the side of the oppressed blacks.

These days, however, after George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, and a never-ending cycle of black crime and welfare abuse that is harder to defend than it was 30 years ago, Jesse’s stance might have new admirers.

In his ‘History of the American People’, Paul Johnson notes that the Civil War ended the slavery problem and began the Negro problem, which is still with us.

An authoritarian federal government such as the one that arose under Abraham Lincoln and persisted until the end of Reconstruction dismantled it has arisen again, and in the age of Biden it is readily acknowledged to be an immoral, tyrannical threat to the American people. Perhaps not by all of them, but certainly the smell of disenfranchisement is in the air as much as it was in Jesse’s world of 1861 Missouri.

Yet now, a great percentage of the American populace is seen as “Deplorables,” and it is being made clear by the Yankees’ descendants that this is a class which mustn’t be allowed to exist. In the 2020 election, Chris Wallace grilled both candidates about white supremacy. Now, merely being white is crime enough, according to the ruling class. I wonder if more and more people are thinking that if I’m gonna do the time, I might as well do the crime. Jesse appears less as Robin Hood today than as someone fighting to stay alive against a repressive government. As the bumper sticker says, when freedom is outlawed, only outlaws will be free.

Perhaps the final word on Jesse James and his bushwhacker past might be from Ang Lee’s magnificent film Ride With the Devil, which was adapted from Daniel Woodrell’s novel Woe to Live On. Alex Linder’s review of the film questioned whether liberty is consistent with civilized order. Linder felt that the film showed that feral men are the only free men.”

 

 

 

The Fake History of the 20th Century

The Fake History of the 20th Century

 

How Well Do you THINK you Know Modern American History?

Historically speaking, when it comes to headlines dealing with either Black or Gay Injustice, you can bet the narrative is heavily skewed or completely bogus.

Always Question the Historical Narrative Folks, there is Always an AGENDA behind it!

 

Liberators of the Occupied South

Liberators of the Occupied South

 

Prepare for a dose of REAL American History, not the lies told by Marxist Revisionist Historians.

 

“The original Ku Klux Klan were heroes – full stop.  The Klan of 1865-1877 formed the first resistance against an aggressively antagonistic, radical Yankee occupying force.  Organized at a local level, with almost no centralized support, the original Klan was initiated by elite Southern gentlemen.  These men, former officers who served the Confederacy during the War of Northern Aggression, created the Klan largely out of desperation for a people – their people – who were under assault at every level of their being.  Culturally, socially, commercially, and physically, Southerners were stripped of their pride, starved, humiliated, and in many cases, subjected to sexual abuse by black troops with either the tacit approval of abolitionist officers or by direct command.  Someone needed to defend the Southern people, especially Southern women, and the Ku Klux Klan was born from that need.”

 

 

Be on the lookout for my novelette entitled “Of Kith and Kin” set in 1868 Reconstruction Texas.

Know Your WW2 History: The Blitzkrieg – Word and Concept

I never used the word Blitzkrieg because it is a very stupid word. Adolf Hitler, 8 November 1941 The Word “Blitzkrieg” In sober military language, there is hardly any other word that is so strikingly full of significance and at the same time so misleading and subject to misinterpretation as the term blitzkrieg. Its early […]

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The Viking Onslaught

Big fan of this guy’s blog, Weapons and Warfare. When you have some free time (like now) be sure to read through his selections.

The Anglo-Saxons commonly called them ‘Danes’ or ‘heathens’. To the Franks, they were simply ‘the Northmen’. But history knows them as the Vikings, possibly derived from the West Norse word vikingr, meaning ‘one who fights at sea’ or viking, ‘warfare at sea’. Perhaps it was merely because many of the original Norse raiders of the […]

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