Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Eye-Opening Perspectives for Heroic Hearts

Monday, December 20, 2010

William F. Buckley, C. Wright Mills, Braxton Bragg and Nathan Bedford Forrest

Professor Loses Tenure Over How The West Was Won...and Why

by Winsip Custer CWP News Service

Dr. Lowell P Wigglesworth, Professor of American History at Continental College in Oakland, California, will not receive tenure and is suing the college for job discrimination based on their rejection of his doctoral thesis. Wigglesworth claims his thesis is as solid an account of American history as those provided by the leading textbook publishers.

"I make the case in my thesis that Shelby Foote loved Nathan Bedford Forrest because Forrest knew that Braxton Bragg had opened the front door of the Confederacy in Kentucky and Tennessee with losses at Fort Donnelson and Fort Henry and that Forrest finally got a handle on who Braxton Bragg was really working for...the Northern Railroad interests who wanted to acquire the South's agricultural production and its lowland rail route to San Diego instead of having to punch through the Rockies," said Dr. Wigglesworth speaking in long, lugubrious sentences. 

Wigglesworth was hired by the college because of his knowledge of the San Francisco connections to Leland Stanford who was one of the "Big 4" who built the Transcontinental Railroad along the Omaha to San Francisco route. 

 "We just didn't look closely enough at Wiggleworth's assertions that showed the entire Civil War being a means of Northern Industrialists commandeering the South for a rail route from Alexander Brown's hometown of Baltimore.*  Brown's connections to E.H. Harriman and their eventual creation of Brown Brothers Harriman and then to Brown and Root and eventually to Kellogg Brown and Root or KBR were too controversial for our little college to absorb," said Continental College President, Samuel B. Morse Walker, a descendant of both Samuel F.B. Morse and William Walker the "Grey-eyed Man of Destiny" who died in Central America trying to annex Nicaragua and Honduras.  That was a hundred and fifty years before the Iran-Contra debacle in the same country that had Ronald Reagan and George Herbert Walker Bush's administration hauled before Congress for neutrality violations.  "And it made me very uncomfortable when Wigglesworth argued that President Bush may be related to filibusterer William Walker and then there were all the Yale connections between Bush and Walker and Harriman and Brown and the others and that also made us squirm.  Especially when these guys' ancestors cloister together in the woods each year not a hundred mile from here.  Plus he makes the claim that the push to the Pacific was to get to the Orient's opium poppies for the China trader-Brahmins of New England and it was quicker than going around the Horns," said the college president.
William Walker was expelled from California the year following Jefferson Davis' appointment as the primary surveyor for a Southern transcontinental railroad route through Santa Fe, New Mexico to San Diego, California. William Walker's filibusterers came mostly from Kentucky and Tennessee, but after failing in Baja his recruiting efforts shifted to Galveston, Texas in 1857 for the Nicaragua venture," according to Dr. Wiggleworth's doctoral dissertation, two years after sailing from San Francisco for Central America with what was left of this Baja soldiers of fortune.  His efforts were publicly endorsed by President Franklin Pierce, an ancestor of Barbara Pierce Bush, wife of George Herbert Walker Bush and mother of George Walker Bush.
"Southerner, General Braxton Bragg, was a scoundrel," said Dr. Wigglesworth.  "Nathan Bedford Forrest was correct.  He is also a direct relative of one of the most controversial sociologists in Amercican history who would have had great insights into this whole matter had he lived longer, C. Wright Mills.  Mills, author of The Power Elite, an exploration into the U.S. Military Industrialist Complex,  grew up in Texas where his grandmother was a Gallagher of the San Patricio Colony.  Had it not been for John Henry Brown of Galveston, Indianola, Belton and Dallas encourageing the Roman Catholic Bishops at Alexander Brown's hometown of Baltimore to send English speaking Catholic Priests the Irish would have been fighting for the Mexicans...as many did anyway and the Texas Revolution would have been lost" said Dr. Wigglesworth.  "The popular song 'Give Them More Grape Captain Bragg' was in honor of Braxton Bragg fighting in Texas in 1847 so he was well aware of things there.  That was more than a decade before the Civil War, but it shows you the unfolding gameplan of connecting the coasts by rail across the South.  It was just harder to do than Alexander Brown's clan and the Harriman's had realized. So they went around the pithy Rebels and cut through the Rockies using poor Irish in the East and imported Chinamen in the West.  The Southern route would come later.  C.Wright Mills grew up at Lagarta Ranch minutes by car from Duval County where William F. Buckley of National Review Magazine grew up.  Buckley's father was the sheriff of Duval County, the county responsible for the senatorial election of LBJ who replaced Irish Bostonian Catholic, John F. Kennedy, after his murder in Texas in 1963. 

     According to Wigglesworth, Braxton Bragg opened the door to the Southern rivers with the losses of Fort Henry and Donnelson, was later removed from the front to join Jefferson Davis' staff with his sight on the Great Southwest rail route to the Pacific's China trade routes.  In spite of this Bragg refuses to surrender with Robert E. Lee at Appomattox "a public relations ploy to recover the lost reputation of Bragg which Nathan Bedford Forrest knew was deserved?" asked Wigglesworth.

       "Meredith Jones said upon reading Bragg's personal letters....'Running through these private letters I find a trace of bitterness toward the Yankees and the people of the North, who are to furnish the capital with which to start the proposed railroad; also, at times, a suspicion that he doubts the ability of the capitalists to provide the necessary funds.'  That, of course was several years after the completion of the first Transcontinental Railroad that used the profits from the prolonged Civil War to fuel the central route from San Francisco to the industrial centers of the Northeast bypassing the South altogether.  This left Davis and Bragg, reguardless of any previous agreements with Caleb Cushing and the other Northern industrialists, in the back waters of American life," said Wigglesworth noting that Bragg was replaced by an African-American engineer in New Orleans before coming to work on the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe for Henry Rosenberg, the assistant of James Moreau Brown of the Northeast's Brown Brothers of Baltimore's Alexander Brown clan.  "C.Wright Mills in studying his family's history would have had a front row seat to the brutality and evolution of the American Military Industrialist Complex," said Wigglesworth.

     C. Wright Mills would eventually move to New York where he would run in liberal circles and even support Castro and Che Guevara.  He was a very rare commodity...a Texan socialist sociologist.    So you can understand why when William F. Buckley interviewed Gore Vidal or Noam Chomsky he was so intense and threatened that he snapped.  Said he'd punch their lights out on national television," said Dr. Wigglesworth who also said that his attorney is encouraging him to take a low profile until other historians validate his thesis and justify his claims. 

 I asked Wigglesworth if Presidential historian, Michael Beschloss, would argue for his position.   "No, his wife's on the board of the Carlyle Group," said Wigglesworth and "I don't know how long I can hold out, so I'm asking my fellow historians to burn the midnight oil, but to be aware that there is great resistance to the truth.  If C. Wright Mills and Shelby Foote were still alive they could quickly clear this whole issue up for me," he said.  "Foote could validate Walker Percy's connection to the Walker clan of Georgia, Missouri, Texas and California and Mills could tell us about his grandfather's uncle, General Braxton Bragg, and just why Nathan Bedford Forrest hated him so much," said Wigglesworth.

C. Wright Mills
author of The
Power Elite
For a view of William F. Buckley's volatile interview of a young Gore Vidal see....

For a view of William F. Buckley's volatile interview of a young Noam Chomsky see....

For a tongue and cheek account of William Walker the early filibusterer see...

For an article on the reemergence of another later William Walker in Central America and Kosovo see the following article...

For a video account of the later William Walker's exploits in Kosovo following his work with the Contras in El Salvador see

*Since the publication of this article Lowell P. Wigglesworth has shown definitively that the North's rail barons joined with the New England power elites to control the South's railroad ambition by shutting down the South's "great snout" of a rail hub between Savannah and Atlanta where William Washington Gordon had long been a champion for the South's Atlantic-to-Pacific rail route/  That route laid out by Jefferson Davis in the 1850's, showed an ambition that Jeff Davis disingenuously rejected in the lead up to the Civil War while his Vice-President, Alexander Stephens, further disguised those ambitions laid out in his "railroad letters of 1857".   Stephens  claimed just before the storming of Fort Sumter that the Civil War was ONLY over slavery, but from a propaganda and public relations viewpoint, Davis and Stephens, the President  and Vice-President of the Confederacy, had trumped the larger economic motive and replaced it with the one motive that could fuel the raging fire of Civil War....the inhumanity of slavery.  All out war over closely controlled opioid distribution is not a palatable motive for a majority of Americans outside of the inner circle and therefore a potential market for this new form of widening slavery.   Slavery was an issue that had philosophical, ideological and religious threads strong enough to sew up what Jefferson Davis' 1861 letter to Franklin Pierce referencing Caleb Cushing and the "soi disant" civil war that Lincoln's election in 1860 would guarantee.   The message contained in Stephens "Cornerstone" speech delivered in Savannah on March 21, 1861 provided a closing stitch and razzle dazzle to a national bamboozle.  Stephen's "railroad letters" from the same year underscore his support of William W. Gordon's railroad expansion plan to the West that gave the South the advantage in the race to the Golden Crescent and the worldwide opium markets. 
     Wigglesworth's continuing refinement of his initial thesis which has not significantly changed has been posited in an article of April 6, 2016 by Winsip Custer titled Tracks II: Joe (Hi Jolly) Camel to Cross Great Southwest With Robyn Davidson?

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