a fierceness in blood that can bind you up with a long communityrnof life.”rnThe social and political ideals of the traditional South contrastrnmarkedly with those of the North, and especially NewrnEngland. While the Southerner held fast to Biblical inerrancy,rnallegiance to place and kin, patriotism, local self-government,rnand social hierarchy, the Yankee embraced individual conscience,rnunivcrsalism, nationalism, centralism, and egalitarianism.rnLincoln’s and the black Republicans’ victory in 1865 assuredrnthat the North’s woridview would prevail, at least for arnwhile. The first chapter in the story of the destruction of thernOld American Republic indeed was written at AppomattoxrnCourthouse. Nonetheless, for the better part of the last 130rnyears, Southerners have tried hard to “get over it” and be goodrnAmericans, despite the destruction of the social and politicalrnarrangements left them by their forefathers.rnOne area of national life in which Southerners have beenrnwilling to participate for the last century has been the ArmedrnServices. They have shed their blood far out of proportion torntheir numbers in the general population. The most highly decoratedrnAmerican soldiers in Worid War I and II, respectively,rnwere Alvin York of Tennessee and Audie Murphy of Texas, andrnour most feared Wodd War II General, George S. Patton, wasrndescended from a Confederate soldier.rnBut in more recent days, the military’s attitude towardrnSoutherners has changed. For example, many Southerners inrnthe Armed Services, as exemplified by Michael New of Texas,rnare apprehensive of America’s loss of national sovereignty torntransnational agencies. New’s tribulations have been well documented,rnand I shall not go into them here. What I would likernto show, however, is a disturbing anti-Southern trend withinrnAmerica’s mercenary Armed Services.rnWhen it is not bombing the people of Iraq into submissionrnor aiding Muslims against Christians in the Balkans, the NewrnAmerican Military is busy preparing to be the global peacekeeperrnof the 21st century. In an article entitled “Ambushingrnthe Future,” published in the April 1995 issue of SpecialrnWarfare, an official publication of the John F. KennedyrnSpecial Warfare Center at Ft. Bragg, Dr. James J. Schneiderrnreveals some of the darker purpose of this seemingly noblerneffort. The tone is set in the preface written by Major-GeneralrnWilliam F. Garrison. “We may forget,” chides Garrison, “thatrnour own Civil War [sic] was a nationalist-separatist conflict;rnthat during Reconstruction our Army performed peacekeeping,rnnation-building, and humanitarian-assistance missions;rnand that our Indian wars were a long-running ethnic conflict.”rnSchneider takes the same lesson from the past, hopping fromrnone cliche to another. Schneider is not sallying forth into never-rnnever land. “The future,” he says, “is already before us, hiddenrnin a fog. It is like a living thing that we must seek out, discover,rnand ambush,” and to set his ambush, he turns to thernSouth’s past; Reconstruction. Citing the Army’s role as a domesticrncounterterrorist force arrayed against the Ku Klux Klan,rnthe Redeemers, and other manifestations of white Southern resistance,rnSchneider and others of his stripe foresee a time in therncoming century when United States Armed Forces could bernprofitably employed against “Good Ole Boys with guns” foolishrnenough to believe that the Bill of Rights still means what it says.rnShould Schneider’s view of the future role of the militaryrnprevail (as it seems to be doing), then not only the present-dayrnSouth but much of the rest of the wodd is likely to get a taste ofrnwhat “peacekeeping” really means. He contends that “for thernArmy and for Special Forces, the future will be a period of globalrnreconstruction” under the auspices of the United Nations.rnThis “global reconstruction,” he rceals, will be sold to arngullible public through the international media. “Today thernmedia knows no national boundaries,” he writes, “it is international.rnThe media is a powerful lever of public opinion.rnThrough its global extension, universal presence, and speed-oflightrntechnology, today’s media can change world opinion in arnmatter of hours. As a consecjuence, local issues become ladenrnalmost immediately with global implications and therefore hecomernU.N. problems.” (Italics added.) In light of the well-publicizedrnblack church burnings and the pipe-bombmg of Atlanta’srnOlympic Centennial Park, one wonders how long it willrn1)6 before the U.N. blue-helmets descend upon the South inrntheir rainbow-colored paddywagons to haul away scores of redneckrnterrorists to stand trial before The Hague Tribunal.rnIt is clear that the South and its long-standing patriotism arernthe main obstacle to the implementation of policies that suJ)-rnordinate the United States Armed Services to the interests ofrnglobalists. Southerners have in large part provided the backbonernof the American military since the founding of the Republic.rnOne might claim that the American Empire has beenrnbuilt on the bones of Southerners, just as the British Empirernwas built on the bones of Scotsmen. But today the ArmedrnForces are conducting a campaign to demonize the South, asrnevidenced by the Navy’s attempt to ban the use of the staternflags of Mississippi and Georgia in a 50-state displav at a changernof command ceremony in Pennsylvania in 1995. More disturbingrnare reports from Southern soldiers on the anti-South propagandarncoming from some of their officers during basic training.rn(3nc young man tells of entering basic at Fort Jackson, SouthrnCarolina, shortly after the Oklahoma City bombing and learningrnthat the real enemy was not a hostile foreign power but domesticrn”terrorists” and the ubiquitous militia. A bit further onrnin his instruction, this Southern soldier was shocked to hearrnthat the I’.S. Army’s standard example of a large-scale domesticrndisturbance was not the recent I ,os Angeles riots but thernymeriean “Civil War.” The instructors pointed out that severalrnSouthern states still fly the battleflag in certain publicrnvenues, and that the flag stands for “disorder” and “treason.’rnMoreover, Southerners are depicted as being more likclv tornstockpile weapons and ammo and to be distrustful of the federalrngovernment than are other Americans. This young man,rnalong with his comrades, apparently is being brainwashed torntake his place in the new Union Army that will finish the jobrnGrant and Sherman started.rnThe South is decades “behind” the rest of the country in acceptingrnfeminism, children’s rights, and a privileged positionrnfor homosexuals. Before the South will fit neatly into thernpuzzleboard of the New World Order, it will have to be reshapedrnto rid it of these old-fashioned virtues. And perhaps thisrnis what the New Reconstruction is all about.rnWith this in mind, what can traditional Southerners (andrnour friends in other regions) do to ward off the global demonsrnwho threaten to carry the country straight to Hell along withrnthe rest of Western civilization? The first task is to develop arnSouthern consciousness based on our predominately Anglo-rnCeltic roots. The Anglo-Celt (by definition someone who isrnmainly of Celtic descent but who speaks English) is perhaps thernmost despised creature on the face of the earth because hernholds to an Old Wodd Order—a sort of Filmerian patriarchy—rn22/CHRONICLESrnrnrn