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Simply Speaking: Brainwashed

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We’ve been brainwashed and indoctrinated about our history for so long, all of our lives, of course, that it’s doubtful we’d recognize the real truth if it hit us square between the eyes. Has nothing to do with how smart one might be, we’ve been deceived and never given good information and the truth to begin with.

So, let us take a look today at some actual happenings in America’s history, dramatic occurrences withheld so that manufactured versions might go forward unhindered. Let’s go to Missouri, the "Show Me State," as the War to Prevent Southern Independence (Civil War to the indoctrinated) was about to get underway.

By the way, the southwestern corner of Missouri is not much more than 200 miles distance from the south bank of the Red River, somewhere northwest of Paris, Texas…as the crow flies. And…when things got too hot in the Confederate-supporting portion of Mizzou during the midst of the war, its state capital was removed to Marshall, Texas, until things cooled off, or until something changed for the better. That historical act alone must demonstrate a very close kinship between Texans and Show-Me’s.

Backing up to 1861…as seven Southern States were seceding from the Union (South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas), Missouri met in convention to talk it over…and clearly decided (in February) to stay in the Union, warning, however, against federal coercion of the South.

Meeting a month later, Missouri called for compromise, resolving still that Missouri remain in the union, then adjourned, subject to recall (isn’t it great how states took care of their own business in earlier times; "We the People" in action, trying to keep the republic).

April 15, 1861, brought Lincoln’s call (today’s executive order) for each state’s sending of troops to invade the newly formed Confederate States of America. To Missouri, this was a wake-up call in which they had an answer to "Show Me."

Missouri Governor Claiborne Fox Jackson fired off his state’s response to Lincoln’s unconstitutional order, "Not one man will the State of Missouri furnish to carry on any such unholy crusade."

Nonetheless, even though the Republican mayor of St. Louis and his administration were swept from office on April 1, 1861, and even though only two Missouri counties were carried by Lincoln in the 1860 Presidential Election (and those due mainly to a large influx of recently-arrived German immigrants), the required-by-law Missouri militia units mustered in early May 1861, for their annual period of training and drill.

The militia met at Lindell Grove (western boundary of St. Louis) under the direction of US Brig. General Daniel M. Frost. Regardless of each soldier’s personal inclination – remembering how the state had recently voted – these soldiers had taken an oath to defend the Constitution and laws of the United States and must have been convinced (in the aggregate) that to do their training there at Camp Jackson under the Stars and Stripes was upholding the oath.

Too many times, soldiers must obey orders, in spite of their personal beliefs to the contrary. Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, Mao, etc., are prime examples of the recent extreme abuses soldiers have been ordered to carry out under various dictatorships. May this may never be the case in America, but if so, may our soldiers know and do the right thing…

So, the 1861 Missouri militia, regardless of what its soldiers’ personal beliefs might have been toward the South’s plight, found themselves in the U.S. military. The state’s geographical proximity to the Mighty Mississippi made Missouri on the side of the Union mandatory to Lincoln’s plan to subjugate the South.

Unfortunately for the Union, much of Missouri chose not agree with this war plan leading, in one example, to an Aug. 25, 1863 Union Order No. 11 issued declaring, "All persons living in Jackson, Cass, and Bates Counties, Missouri, and in that part of Vernon included in this district…are hereby ordered to remove from their present places of residence within fifteen days."

The area was composed of almost 3000 square miles, with a population of over 20,000. This number of uprooted Missouri citizens was greater than the 15 to 20 thousand Cherokees forced to take the infamous 1838-39 Trail of Tears.

Bet you won’t find the Missouri Exodus in your history books or on the History Channel.

Incidentally, the horrible government-forced Cherokee Exodus did have an Indian Territory destination provided, with the Missouri citizens having none whatsoever.

Our brainwashing is continuing and intensifying. Inform yourself.

May Yahweh God bless through Yeshua, Christ Jesus.


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Linda W 10/01/2010 10:26:53
You distort the truth by sanitizing the story. This exodus was ordered after the Lawrence massacre. Quantrill's men had subsisted by resiing in these counties for months. The country was at war, and the level of guerilla and internecine warfare that was occurring in these counties at this time was horrendous and brutal--neighbor against neighbor. Quantrill's men were trying to drive pro union citizens out of the area. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantrill's_Raiders
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