HISTORY: The Battle of Athens, Tennessee


MFP Commentary:
Americans used to have testicles and backbones and stood up to criminal government.   Why do you think that you were not taught about this battle in the Marxist  government schools?
These men stood up to voter fraud in 1946. I think we can learn much today in 2020 from what they did.
~MFP


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The Battle of Athens, Tennessee

On August 1, 1946, a group of Southern World War Two veterans in Athens, Tennessee, fought and won the only successful armed insurrection in the United States since the War of Independence. These brave men embodied that irrepressible Southern spirit, that martial valor and moral sublimity that suffused the souls of Dixie and her children for generations upon generations, stretching backwards in time through the annals of Indo-European civilization — that constitution which we fervently hope has not drained from our blood forevermore. The Battle of Athens stands, then, as a monumental event in the history of Southern, and thus Western, civilization, the fulfillment of an ancestral promise; so, too, does the Battle of Athens represent a call echoing through the ages to fall on modern ears that must not remain deaf — a call to actualize the destiny that our forefathers spilt so much blood, both their own and their enemies’, to leave to us.

Athens is the seat of McMinn County, which, at the time, was the nerve center for Sheriff Paul Cantrell, a major lieutenant of a corrupt Democratic machine which stretched from Tennessee to the District of Columbia. Though we will eschew labeling Cantrell or his machine politics “evil,” as this was simply the way things were done in many American polities, it is worth noting that before and especially during the Second World War, Cantrell presided over corruption and graft on an industrial scale. As Chris DeRose details, the Sheriff drew salaries of nearly sixty thousand dollars per year over his first six years that were worth well over one million dollars in today’s purchasing power. He was also appointed superintendent of the county workhouse for an additional salary of over two thousand dollars; DeRose notes that “McMinn County did not have a workhouse, making its superintending easy.” This at a time when the median Tennessee home was worth less than two thousand dollars and the starting salary for enlisted men was fifty dollars per month. Despite strict rationing, McMinn machine men never wanted for cars, tires, or fuel. Illegal casinos, speakeasies, and whorehouses payed thousands of dollars per month in protection money. Dozens of county employees were listed on the payrolls for the sole purpose of providing cover for a vast money laundering operation…..Read More

More on the Battle of Athens TN:

The Battle of Athens – The GIs came home to find that a political machine had taken over their Tennessee county. What they did about it astounded the nation. – americanheritage.com

Battle of Athens, TN – Brighteon  (13 minutes)

Battle of Athens Tennessee – An American History – YouTube (22 minutes)

The Battle of Athens, Tennessee
Guns & Ammo, October 1995, pp. 50-51

The Battle Of Athens – When WWII Veterans stood up to the corrupt Local Government in Tennessee – warhistoryonline.com

Battle of Athens: The Forgotten History of the Tennessee Rebellion Against Local Government – ammo.com

 

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