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Why Has Judah Benjamin’s Monument Not Been Removed?

In all the hysteria surrounding the removal and desecration of Confederate monuments in New Orleans, Louisiana, one is hard pressed to find any mention of Judah P. Benjamin. Although lauded as the “Brains behind the Confederacy”, and with his visage (dis)gracing the face of the Confederate $2 bill, many Southerners do not know who he was. Yet despite his prominent role in New Orleanian society and the Confederacy, a monument to him still stands just 10 miles Southeast of New Orleans outside the public library in Belle Chasse, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. 

Judah P. Benjamin Memorial

Born in 1811 to Sephardic parents in St. Croix, Benjamin immigrated to Charleston, South Carolina which was then the epicenter of merchant activity in the United States. After attending both Fayetteville Academy and Yale, Benjamin abruptly left the latter for New Orleans where he began working at a law firm. Because French was practically a requirement for working in law in the area, Benjamin hired himself out to teach English to French speakers on the condition that they teach him French. During this time he developed a love affair with one of his students, Natalie Bauché de St. Martin, a daughter from a prominent, local, Catholic family whom he soon wed.

“Benjamin was virtually suborned to marry [Natalie], and did so without hesitation in order to further his ambitions”. – Winston De Ville, The Marriage Contract of Judah P. Benjamin and Natalie St. Martin, 1833.

Eventually, Benjamin’s success in law earned him considerable wealth which he used to purchase Bellechasse Plantation, as well as at least 140 slaves to work it. He went on to become a member of the Louisiana State House of Representatives and then a United States Senator, being appointed by the Whig Party both times. During this time he was sent as a New Orleans delegate to a legislative convention where he successfully argued against counting slaves as three-fifths of a person for the purpose of representation in state elections.

On December 31, 1860, as secession drew near, Benjamin gave a farewell speech to the United States Senate and swiftly left Washington for New Orleans. Two months later, he was appointed as Attorney General of the Confederate States of America by Jefferson Davis. Benjamin was later to be appointed as War Secretary that same year and as Secretary of State in 1862.

As defeat loomed over the Confederacy in 1865, President Davis, Judah Benjamin, and other cabinet members boarded a train bound for Texas. Confederate forces remained active there and Davis was determined to fight on. But Benjamin was busy making plans for an escape. While in Abbeville, South Carolina, Benjamin told Davis that he would like to travel to the Bahamas in order to be better able to communicate with foreign agents and that he would eventually rejoin Davis in Texas. Even historians admit that this was a lie.

“The pragmatic Secretary of State almost certainly never had any intention of returning to the South once gone.” – William C. Davis

Benjamin, being the pragmatist coward that he was, rode straight into Florida, evading Union capture by pretending to be either a Frenchman who spoke no English or a farmer from South Carolina. From Florida, he boarded a ship due for the Bahamas. During inspections by American soldiers, he feigned to be the ship’s cook, with inspectors remarking that it was the first time they had seen a Jew doing menial labor.

He caught a ship in the Bahamas bound for Havana, and from there made it to Southampton, England where he reunited with his family and lived out the rest of his life writing and practicing law.

Despite Benjamin’s history of owning slaves, arguing successfully against their humanity, and serving the Confederacy in three different positions, historians and tribesmen seem to have mostly kind words for dear Judah.

“He was the architect of the government of gentlemen…He just sort of exemplified the kind of brains and ambition that poured into the city in those glamour days before the Civil War…before the war, he was really almost running the state.” – Lawrence Powell, Professor of History, Tulane University

“Benjamin’s political ventures in the U.S. Senate and in the Confederacy of Southern States were bracketed by two discrete but equally remarkable legal careers, the first here in New Orleans and the second in Britain,”  – SCJ Ruth Bader Ginsburg

“He really was an extraordinary figure because he was so brilliant, because he was so competent, and because he chose as much as he could to remain in the background because it was safer there, to remain somewhat aloof — that constant smile he wore, which I think was a way to set himself apart and not engage” – Eli Evans, Judah P. Benjamin: The Jewish Confederate.

“But whether or not Benjamin practiced Judaism overtly or contributed to Jewish causes, to the Jews of the South, he was a symbol of a coreligionist who was a man among men” – Myron Berman, Richmond’s Jewry, 1769-1976

“We can easily prove that Benjamin was the only genius in the Confederate cabinet. We can demonstrate that his career, with its American and English phases, was more glamorous than that of any other prominent Confederate.” – Robert D. Meade,The Relations Between Judah P. Benjamin and Jefferson Davis: Some New Light on the Working of the Confederate Machine

Rather than the typical slurs such as “racist,” “bigot,” and “supremacist,” used to describe his Confederate counterparts, Benjamin is instead remembered as an extraordinary figure, brilliant, competent, remarkable, the only genius in Davis’ cabinet, and a man among men. Here we have a man with all the same qualifications anti-Whites use to condemn Whites Southerners, save for one apparently redeeming fact; he was Jewish. 

Given this single attribute, is it a coincidence that Judah Benjamin’s memorial still stands? Is it sheer luck that his name and reputation as a slave-owning Confederate cabinet member hasn’t crossed the lips of the vocal, anti-White left? Is it by fluke that his monument remains unmolested by vandals while the names of our Southern forefathers are slandered, and the monuments dedicated to their memory have been dismantled?

Or could it be that a certain globalist coterie, with a vested interest in dismantling White Identity via erasure and denigration of their history, would rather Benjamin’s reputation not be brought to light for fear that they, too, might suffer the same fate reserved for White people?

  • From Ohio

    Do Sephardics echo?

    • Joseph Curwen

      Of course they do. Doesn’t matter the subspecies, they are all the same.

      • Amen to that! Skypes even if friendly to whites when they ‘ll be in a situation to diferentiate between their group and us they ‘ll always ditch us. Right now that I remember the only two Skypes that were friendly to whites actually hated everything Skypish to the point that they wanted to start a genocide against them! They were Torquemada, that if the was listened no Skype of Spain would have been alive today and an German one that tried to translate the Talmud to gentiles so that a genocide would be committed against skypes, he was murdered. If a Skype doesn’t want to have his people exterminated he cannot ever be understood as friendly to us.

        • Joseph Curwen

          In fact, I don’t think that there is a ‘pro white jew’ but only self-hating jews that out of their hate they side momentarily with us. They can’t never be on our side.

          • we are saying the same thing here!

            Our phrasing deferred.

          • Baby Shoes

            I like to hear the likes of Atzmon & Finklestein go after their own but deep down I know I can never put my trust in them because I know what they are.

          • 42p0ner

            Excuse me, Mister Curwen, Sir, but I believe you mean “They can’t not never aint isnt musnt wont be on our dang ol dag nabbit guldarn side, I’ll tell you whut.”

    • Krafty Wurker

      All of the Dutch & Polish Jews are Sephardic’s aren’t they? They originated in Spain, right?

      • Yehudah Finkelstein

        With the Dutch, yes. Spinoza was a Sephardic Jew. Many Sephardim ended up in Cuba as well.

  • Krafty Wurker

    Benjamin was a real piece of work, He nearly ruined Jefferson Davis’s ante-bellum political career by claiming that Davis was soft on slavery. See Cooper’s “Jefferson Davis American”.

    Some think that the last of the Confederate Treasury, was taken out of the country by Benjamin with the help of his cousin(?), Florida railroad tycoon David Levy Yulee.

    I don’t know if Yulee was related to the Levy who stole Monticello from the Jefferson family?

  • Bolsheviks don’t attack their own and since bolsheviks control the media…….. guess his statue will stand forever or till bolsheviks no longer rule

  • Ike35

    Is it a coincidence? Nah, it’s not. When we take power, we’ll take a jackhammer to his monument.

  • craicher

    What happened to the Confederate gold Judah?

  • Yehudah Finkelstein
  • Gerald Martin

    The main reason Benjamin’s monument hasn’t been removed is its location, Plaquemines Parish. Plaquemines Parish is a rural area, still dominated by whites, with a long history of stubborn segregationism, personified most famously by the parish’s long-time political leader, Leander Perez, who ruled the place with an iron fist back in the day. Although Perez is long dead, there is still a certain residual reluctance among Plaquemines denizens to reconstruct themselves along PC lines.

  • WP

    As I commented on Hunter’s OD blog, another statue to consider is that of Albert Pike, official prophet of the luciferian cult known as Freemasonry. It sits on the river side of the intersection of Jeff Davis Parkway and Tulane Ave, about 1/2 mile south of where the Jefferson Davis statue recently removed, once stood. It sits squarely in Orleans Parrish and is one monument to a Confederate general that Moon the Coon’s son didn’t order taken down. Wonder why?
    BTW, Pike is also the only Confederate military officer with an outdoor statue in Washington, D.C.

  • Earl Jaster

    I am a Southerner by birth, and believe the South was right in its desire to leave the Union. That said, we must remember that Judah Benjamin served at the pleasure of Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy, they being fully aware he was a Jew. If we are to condemn Benjamin, then we should also condemn Davis and the Confederate leadership for knowingly embracing his service to the Cause. So if some wonder why Benjamin’s monument has not been desecrated or torn down, then by rights those same people should also wonder why Jefferson Davis is not condemned, along with the Confederacy, as well. The problem, as I see it, is that we are using today’s white nationalist standards to retroactively attack that which was perfectly acceptable to Davis and the Confederacy. It serves no purpose whatsoever.

    • curri

      Every man is responsible for his own actions. And the Jefferson Davis statue has been removed, if you didn’t notice.

    • Jack Burton

      Whites love cognitive elitism even at the expense of their own ethnic and racial interests. You still see it today especially at AmRen. AmRen loves their smart Jews, and even smart Negroes. The latter is a bit of cuckery and masochistic IMO.

      Jewish emancipation was primarily motivated by white elites wanting to use Jewish financial expertise for their own enrichment. Egalitarian cognitive elitism of whites is part of the reason we are in the situation we are in today. It’s the smart version of niggerball worship. We want the best even if it means cucking.

      Here’s how Asians do it: they hire the smartest white men to help build their projects, such as Chinese dams, etc, and then that’s it. They don’t cuck their entire country. They’re very comfortable using white geniuses for their own ends and then sending them home.

  • Wanderer

    Why isn’t Albert Pike’s statue being removed?

  • Ed Edgerton

    Mike King’s book “Planet Rothschild” has some interesting information and speculation concerning Benjamin’s possible actions undermining the Confederate cause for the benefit of Jewish bankers.

    The PDF is available for free.

  • ))) Depeche Europa (((

    “But Benjamin was busy making plans for an escape.”

    “The pragmatic Secretary of State almost certainly never had any intention of returning to the South once gone.” – William C. Davis

    VILE ROACH……….

    There is no such thing as Anti-Semitism…….

    There is a Hatred of Human Roaches……

    Like Judah Benjamin…….

  • Marathon-Youth

    Plenty of bright red paint should be tossed on that structure till it is torn down. Time we get to remove structures offensive to us.