Thursday, April 17, 2014

Context, Schmontext....

Kevin Levin sez, "Whine and complain all you want, but the reason the symbols and stories that you care most about are slowly disappearing is that you have not made a compelling case to maintain them in public spaces. Blame yourselves."
 

Total and utter bullcrap. They are disappearing because they are the target of a concerted and orchestrated campaign of purgation by the forces of liberalism and leftism that acquired almost irresistible power in this country subsequent to World War II.  This campaign has occurred during my adult lifetime, and I have witnessed both its actions and its results.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A Look at the Leftist Mentality

Over at Tu Quoque Bakur's blog, his buddy Joey posts a comment about rap and hip hop, which includes this, "The fact is American Rock music was the counter culture, it was drugs, sex, and partying all the time (which notable involved a lot of drugs and sex)." And he cherry picks a hand full of bands and titles to "prove" his point.

Most rock music was not about sex and drugs. In fact, not even Grand Funk was all about sex, drugs and rock and roll.

To see for yourself, go here: http://www.musicoutfitters.com/topsongs/1955.htm    Change the year in the address bar to any year of the rock and roll era, and look at the titles of the top songs for each year. Most do not extoll sex, drugs and rock'n'roll.

But this is what struck me...
Sez Joey, "The rappers represent another dimension of American culture and life, a life that white people are uncomfortable with and generally afraid of but also played a huge part in causing thanks to things like Jim Crow laws and forced segregation. Do you think anyone wakes up in the morning and thinks “man I hope I get in a shoot out today while being hopelessly unemployed and on welfare!” because pretty sure that makes no one happy. The rappers of the 90′s especially came with a message: The hood is a rough, messed up, terrible place. Black kids are falling between the cracks, no one cares, and they turn to gangs to be their family and support, drugs to ease the pain, and a ‘rock and roll lifestyle’ in it’s purest form. But their Bob Dylan is Revered Run, their rolling stones is the Wu Tang Clan. A Tribe Called Quest and Snoop Dogg wrote their “American Band” and their “Stairway to Heaven”.

Just because she can’t relate to what she hears and is scared of what centuries of white oppression has wrought upon black culture doesn’t make it less American. In fact it might be more American for its honesty and raw emotion. After all this nation was founded on angry drunks throwing tea in a bay. What’s more American than inhebirated (sic) angry gangs trying to get by?

So white people caused rap culture with things like Jim Crow laws and forced segregation? Took a while for the effect to catch up, didn't it, since those ended in the 50s and 60s, and rap/hip-hop came into prominance in the 90s -- a generation later. (And, really, who imagines prominent rappers are hopelessly unemployed and on welfare? They may make and then lose millions of dollars, and end up overdosed or shot, but don't blame that on Jim Crow and segregation.) 

In fact, during Jim Crow and segregation (and later), black people made some of the most beautiful music going out over the airwaves. How is that possible, if Jim Crow and segregation causes ... hip hop? These tunes below, like most rock and roll tunes of the era, were about falling in love, about loss, heartbreak, joy.

It's no coincidence that Boomers were the last generation whose popular music ran high to love songs. (Note: I have chosen male singers and groups to contrast with Gatsby's "Ice Cube," who is a evidently a male person).

Lenny Welch -- Since I Fell for You (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)
(So beautiful it gives me chills)


Phil Phillips -- Sea of Love (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)
(One of the sweetest songs of the era)
 

Ray Charles -- Georgia On My Mind (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)

Tommy Edwards -- All In the Game (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)  

The Platters -- The Great Pretender (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)


Otis Redding -- Dock of the Bay (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)


Marvin Gaye -- Ain't That Peculiar (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)
 

Spinners -- Could It Be I'm Falling In Love (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)
(This was "our" song when my hubs and I were courting.)


Tower of Power -- So Very Hard to Go (note; no lyrics about sex and drugs)
(I nearly always tear up when I hear this one.)

If "black kids are falling between the cracks, no one cares, and they turn to gangs to be their family and support, drugs to ease the pain, and a ‘rock and roll lifestyle’ in it’s purest form," the blame lies squarely with the left, who set out with a vengence to transform this country after WWII. It lies with LBJ's poverty programs that removed the father from the black home.  All that's needed to confirm this is a look at the statistics. If there were inequities that need to be addressed, seems like it could have been done without destroying so much of the black community... no?

The single greatest indicator that a child will grow up in poverty is living in a single parent household. "In 2007, single-parent families were nearly six times more likely to be poor than married-parent families; that ratio has not significantly changed. The closest the Times comes to acknowledging the role of single parenthood in child poverty is to note that blacks and Hispanics have the highest rates of child poverty. Why that would be, the Times does not say, but it’s just what you’d expect from groups whose illegitimacy rates are 73 percent and 53 percent, respectively." http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/277977/child-poverty-msm-ignores-basic-truth-heather-mac-donald

Seventy-three percent illegitimacy rate! That didn't happen because of Jim Crow and forced segregation.

"It bears mention that the astronomical illegitimacy rate among African Americans is a relatively recent phenomenon. As late as 1950, black women nationwide were more likely to be married than white women, and only 9 percent of black families with children were headed by a single parent. In the 1950s, black children had a 52 percent chance of living with both their biological parents until age seventeen; by the 1980s those odds had dwindled to a mere 6 percent. In 1959, only 2 percent of black children were reared in households in which the mother never married; today that figure approaches 60 percent."  http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1261

More here:

HOW THE WELFARE STATE HAS DEVASTATED AFRICAN AMERICANS
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/viewSubCategory.asp?id=1672

The Black Family: Forty Years of Lies
http://www.city-journal.org/html/15_3_black_family.html


Effects of fatherlessness on children:
    * 63 percent of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
    * 90 percent of all homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes
    * 85 percent of all children who show behavior disorders come from fatherless homes
    * 80 percent of rapists with anger problems come from fatherless homes
    * 71 percent of all high school dropouts come from fatherless homes
    * 75 percent of all adolescent patients in chemical-abuse centers come from fatherless homes
    * 85 percent of all youths in prison come from fatherless homes
http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2010/11/72_percent_of_africanamerican_children_born_to_unwed_mothers.html

Rob and Joey have learned their leftist lessons well.

Rob "Tu Quoque" Bakur, THIS...

... has nothing to do with the Virginia Flaggers. It is dishonest of you in the extreme to say that it does.


Rob sez, "That’s right 'Toad,' be considerate and turn that profane music down. Those people are trying to wave racially and religiously divisive symbols over there. [sarcasm]"

Sorry, the fake sarcasm tag does not change the fact that you are lying about the VaFlaggers. Maybe YOU choose to characterize the flag that way, but do NOT indulge yourself in the leftist tactic of substituting YOUR perception for other people's intention. That is a form of lying.
 
Rob sez, "The Flaggers’ strongest argument against the counter protest, is that the rap music used on the streets of Richmond uses profanity. This is a hypocritical argument coming from these Southern Heritage advocates."

I have made no such argument, didn't mention profanity. Didn't use the word at all. I said FILTH, and that's what it is. 
 
Bakur also sez, "Cursing, to me, has nothing to do with moral scruples as Connie Chastain alludes to." I didn't mention cursing, either. I said FILTH.

Interesting that Rob would have no problem with lyrics that show extreme disrespect for women, black folks, police officers, law and order, the language, honor, and sheer decency.

Also, the time I've spent to link Bakur to “rap music" is vanishingly small. My article about the filthy lyrics Goad was playing is 999 words long.  Fourteen of those words are about Baker's roommate...

Again, not that any of this is of great importance to me ... except to show the, um, level of integrity of those who hate the VaFlaggers.

This Was Funny -- and Fun

From the Crossroads blog, statements by Simpson and some of his peanut gallery floggerettes -- and my replies:

~SIMPSON~

This week Connie Chastain thought it was proper to post profane and ugly lyrics on her blog, just as one time she posted pictures of mostly unclad women.

It's as proper for me to post the lyrics as it is for Goad Gatsby to blast them at the VaFlaggers and VMFA visitors. And I never heard Simpson bellyache about Corey's Confederate flag porno blog, which featured totally unclad women in vulgar poses....

For the record, I don’t know Goad Gatsby...

There is as much evidence that you know him and are buddy-buddy with  the anti-flagger community in Richmond as there is that any of the VaFlaggers are friends with Matt Heimbach.

...and I don’t select his playlist.

But you don't object to it.

I think he’d be far more effective with clean lyrics (maybe he should add The Battle Cry of Freedom and John Brown’s Body/Battle Hymn of the Republic).

But until now, you haven't suggested this to him on your blog when he posted comments.

However, it seems to me that he has as much right to do what he does as the Flaggers have to do what they do...

I haven't said he doesn't. I was simply commenting on the ... ah ... nature ... of his, um, protest. As I said, it's unclear how such filthy lyrics convey disapproval of the Confederate battle flag.

...and if he’s violating any laws or ordinances, then by all means, ask one of Tripp Lewis’s friends in uniform to have a talk with him.

Don't know if he's breaking any laws; don't care. Just pointing out the "morality" that approves and promotes filthy lyrics which themselves promote promiscuity and war against the traditional family and religion. (Note another slimy Simpson tactic here -- the irrelevant reference to Tripp Lewis, made solely to denigrate. If Simpson were not out to denigrate and stir up animosity for the VaFlaggers, he would have said, "...if he's violating any laws or ordinances, then by all means, ask a law enforcement officer to have a talk with him." ).

Connie, by the way, apparently still has no problem with atrocities, racism, bigotry, and violence against women.

Another lie in a long list of Simpson's lies, which illustrate that he has no problem lying. What I have is little tolerance for the hypocrisy of the critics and evilizers of Southern heritage in particular and white Southerners in general.

When her buddy John C. Hall Jr. uses the same language she claims to deplore in rap lyrics, she says nothing;

I'm unaware of John using such language. However, I have taken John to task several times for things he has said. I wonder why Simpson has omitted this information?

... recall that she once defended Pat Hines from antiSemitism … really?

I wasn't aware that Pat was a target of anti-semitism. I have taken him to task for things he has said -- which Simpson hasn't acknowledged. However, there was one instance where something he wrote was characterized as anti-Semitism, and I disagreed that it was anti-Semitism.

Same goes for Connie defending Hall’s antiSemitism.

I haven't defended Hall's anti-Semitism. When the Due South group was new, I threatened him with expulsion from the group for such comments. Of course, Simpson won't tell his followers about that. He is a master at omitting what doesn't mesh with or reinforce his false presentations.

Maybe she can spend some time telling us how her views differ from those of Glenn Miller.

I don't know Glenn Miller's views. However, I don't believe in or support murder, if that's what Simpson lying about...  I will note that this is a classic slimy Simpson tactic -- to attempt to connect people who have no connection in order to slime someone he doesn't like.

~LIBERTY LAMPREY~

Goad is a nice guy, I would much rather hang out with him than Connie’s KKK friends, and I think most sane people would.

I don't have any KKK friends. However, in 1971 or so, I worked with a man whom people said was a member of the KKK. I don't know how accurate that was. He was not a friend, he was a co-worker, in a completely different department, but our working relationship was civil. And Lamprey, I'd much rather you hang out with Goad and his depraved "rap scene"  than me and my friends, whom you love to lie about.

~LYLE~

If Connie Chastain was a true anti-semite wouldn’t she be more vocal about it? Glenn Miller was loud and proud about it, and now he has murdered people he thought were Jews. Ms. Chastain is loud and proud about some things as well, but not about all of the same things Glenn Miller was loud and proud about. Ms. Chastain can speak for herself of course, but If she thinks Jews control the Federal government and whatever else lets hear it from her. In perusing her blog, I’m not really seeing much writing about how Jews control everything. If she didn’t like Jews like Miller didn’t like Jews, one would expect she would write about them as much as she writes about you and Kevin Levin. ;)


As far as I can see, nobody controls the federal government. It is totally out of control.  I really don't spend a lot of time thinking about Jews (or the Amish or Baha'is, etc.), though I do think Jewish comedians are some of the funniest in the business. I very much support the right of Israel to exist.

~SIMPSON~


Connie’s weapon of choice is her keyboard and internet connection. She seems to excuse or explain away a lot of behavior normal people see as bigoted, while she seems obsessed with Gann Academy, claiming it’s segregated (although she really doesn’t mind the concept for people she likes). She’s not exactly a model of tolerance or consistency.

I disagree that normal people see such behavior as bigoted -- leftists liars and busybodies are the one who see it as bigoted. I'm not obsessed with Gann Academy; I do like to point out the hypocrisy of people who evilize white Southerners, though, as Kevin Levin does.

Actually, I personally don't mind Gann Academy's segregation, but I do have a problem with people accepting that segregation is okay, depending on who's doing it.

She’s been invited to highlight the differences that are more than distinctions. She has her own blog where she can do so. I’m sure she’ll express herself on the issue in characteristic fashion. :)


The differences are manifest. This is confirmed by the fact that Simpson has to lie about me in order to characterize me as having no problem with atrocities, racism, bigotry, and violence against women.

~JOHN FOSKETT~

        She defended this statement by Hines:

        “A large percentage of anti-south rhetoric and activities are by Jews, particularly from the northeast, that hate Christians. Since the south is a bastion of Christianity in America, they reserve their nastiest venom for us.”

        As I’m sure you can see, that is indistinguishable from statements made in past history by legendary anti-semites. What say you about her defense/”explanation” of this statement?


My concept/understanding of anti-semitism is that it's hatred for Jews. Of course, with leftists, the definition of anti-semitism is the same as their definition of racism -- changeable, means whatever they want it to mean when they use it, so fluid and elastic, they can stretch it to cover any sort of statement or behavior they wish to characterize that way.

As I recall, I said that particular statement is not anti-Semitic -- that is, it does not express hatred of Jews. One may or may not agree with his assessment, but it doesn't express hatred for Jews.

~SIMPSON~

 Connie’s all about hate.


Only in Simpson's purposeful deceit. I don't hate anybody. not even him.

Thanks to David Tatum and George Will ...

To Dave, a true Confederate, for reminding me of this song.

Listen up, Goat Gatsby. THIS is REAL rock and roll MUSIC.

Ladies and gentlemen, GRAND FUNK RAILROOOOOOOAD! 



To George, for telling it like it is:


ProSoutherner: "Looks like it might rain."
Brooks D. Simpson: "You're a racist."

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

A Challenge to Kat McNeal

Kat McNeal, the voice of Active RVA, whose name is Amber, I believe (but I'm not certain), sez on Facebook: "The Virginia Flaggers (group pictured) have friendly ties to  ... Connie Chastain, who has no organization affiliation that I know of but mirrors their ideology perfectly ('the white race has contributed more to society than any other,' 'ban mosques and deport all Muslims,' that kind of shit)..."

Now, I'm a secessionist, and even I have more respect for the United States than those who wish to see it dominated and then destroyed by an insane ideology bent on world domination -- and that is Islam, folks. Kat is apparently a feminist. One wonders what she thinks of the Islamic treatment of women...  Oh well, if there's one thing that's consistent about left-liberals, it is their embrace of cognitive dissonance. 

But here's my challenge to McNeal. Apparently, her phrase,"the white race has contributed more to society than any other" is a misstatement of a meme I've posted on this blog before.  Here's an updated version. Note that the wording is a verbatim copy of the first meme. The colors and design are changed to better showcase the new book cover.


My challenge to Kat is twofold.

First, state the meme accurately ... not "the white race" but "white people"; and not "society" but "the whole human race."

Second, prove it wrong. Please note, saying, "That's a racist statement!" or "You're a racist!" is not proof. Now, I know you can't prove a negative, but you can prove this wrong by identifying another group  or groups that has/have done more for the human race than white people.

Do it, Kat. Name them and their accomplishments. 

Try to do it before hell freezes over.

Thanks.

What Happened....

...to Spe-lunk-ing's post on the infamous amplifier-kicking incident?

I visited it a few days ago... had all kinds of images and photos, and lots of important text....Lots. More than I had time to read at the time. So I bookmarked it for later reading. I go back tonight and ... IT'S GONE!


He seems zeroed in on Matt Heimbach and the League of the South right now. As far as I know, you don't HAVE to take down previous blog entries to put up new ones. I didn't see any explanation for why the previous one was gone.

It's just ... gone. Sure would be interesting to know why Spe-lunk-ing felt it necessary to take it down....

Group-think (Hive Mentality) On Display

Simpson sez,
Southern nationalists seem a bit confused* as to where they stand on the situation in Crimea. Southern nationalist Connie Chastain offers this statement: Ukraine for Ukrainians, Russkies, Go HOME! Obama, stay out of it.**  Meanwhile, the League of the South supports Russia’s acquisition of Crimea through a referendum, because it’s a secessionist movement. Indeed, I’ve heard that Dr. Michael Hill has invited Vladimir Putin to address the League at its next national meeting.

I guess Simpson thinks this is BIG NEWS -- at least, enough to blog about it. The only reason I mention his bringing it up is to point out a few things.

First, I'm not confused where I stand on it.

Second, Southern nationalists, like Southern heritage folks, are not mental clones. Apparently flogger types expect us to be, which illustrates something about THEM. They are leftists, and leftists are trapped in a  group-think hive mentality. Despite their verbal devotion to "diversity," they are positively allergic to DIVERSITY of THOUGHT or OPINION.

Third, it illustrates Simpson's desire to denigrate, his lust for the put-down, his compulsion to smear -- even when there's nothing to denigrate, put down or smear.

Fourth, although the extent of his intent was to ridicule me and Southern nationalism, some of his readers find the subject of Russia and Ukraine worthy of more serious discussion.  Lyle Smith notes, "I think besides being a Southern nationalist Connie Chastain is also an American nationalist. 'Russkies, go home' sounds like some good ole fashion American nationalist anti-Soviet speak."

Indeed. I may have grave differences with the conduct of the U.S. government and its military excursions, and while I abhor what leftism has done to the culture of the USA, I AM an American.*** I fondly remember the U.S. in its better days. I honor what it used to be, and what it was supposed to be.

Fifth, I've noted this before, but I'll note it again. Simpson, I wouldn't want to be like you....



________________
*He has edited the post to say "divided" but originally, it said "a bit confused."
**From a graphic meme I made, which can be found here: 
http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2014/02/ukraines-glory-has-not-perished-nor-her.html
***Geeze, Confederates were Americans. See? Fill in the blank: The Confederate States of _______. Hint: it starts with A and ends with A and it ain't Antarctica.

Note to Austin: I wanted to leave the previous entry as the current one for a while longer, but Simpson's "interest" in this subject just begged to be, um, analyzed.  Still thinking about your Ft. Pillow idea, though.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Filth Brooks Simpson Attracts ...

...and does not condemn.
____________________________

~ Rap on the Boulevard ~

My apologies in advance for the utter filth of the lyrics posted below the video, but it is necessary for people to understand what is being blasted at the VaFlaggers, VMFA visitors, including children, and innocent passersby. Exactly how this conveys someone's disapproval of the Confederate battle flag isn't clear. What it conveys is extreme disrespect for women, black folks, police officers, law and order, the language, honor, and sheer decency. Note that the protester, Goad Gatsby, and his comments are embraced at Crossroads ... where he has said he loves black people.  The lyrics below sure sound like love, don't they...And note, this is the "rap scene" Rob Baker sez  his roommate is "into."


The video was shot by Judy Parsons Smith, and is posted here with her permission.

One of the "songs" being played by Goad Gatsby in the video above, in the sidewalk adjacent to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, is In the Late Night Hour. The lyrics follow.

In the Late Night Hour
Written by Hugo, Chad / Williams, Pharrell L / Wright, Eric /Young, Andre Romell Patterson, Lorenzo Jerald / Jackson, O'shea.

When you see me on ya block, call the police
Let them motherfuckers know here come the beast

Oh, in the late night hour

Straight out of Compton, a crazy motherfucker named Ice Cube
And I'm rollin' with the motherfuckin' Neptunes
When I'm caught off, I got a sawed-off
A midget bitch that'll suck a niggas balls off

You too girl if ya fuck with me
I'm gettin' head in gotta lane doin' sixty
About to crash like Teddy Pendergrass
Mama said, "A hard head make a tender ass"

To all the dogs that bark a lot
Who don't give a fuck if it's dark or not
We'll be creepin' in the parking lot
Motherfuckers don't know if I can park or not

'Cause I circle like vultures, La Costa Nostra
Bumpin' all the baddest bitches like I'm 'posed to
What's yo name, what's yo number and ya culture
You need nuts in yo face like a poster

If you in a club nigga then shit bang
If you on the streets nigga then shit bang
If you on the block nigga then shit bang
And if it's what ya need boy, do ya thang

If ya in a Range Rov then shit bang
If you in that 600 then shit bang
If you on that Steel Horse then shit bang
But if it's what ya need boy, let it bang

Fuck the police comin' straight from the underground
Fuckin' pig wanna act like he like me now
In '86 same bitch tried to lock me down
And motherfuckers wanna ask why I'm cocky now

To all the bitches that think they bootylicious
I think they nutritious, I think they do dishes
I'm makin' three wishes or takin' they pictures
And spendin' they riches and fuckin' they bitches

Egomaniac, lil' homies call me Brainiac
Ice Cube's an asshole and it ain't a knack
So take a hit of that and remember that
Where my motherfuckin' niggas and my bitches at

In the late night hour hit the front to back
Check the motherfuckin' rims on the Cadillac
On the ass attack, can you keep it tight
And if the head right, nigga there every night

If you in a club nigga then shit bang
If you on the streets nigga then shit bang
If you on the block nigga then shit bang
And if it's what ya need boy, do ya thang

If ya in a Range Rov then shit bang
If you in that 600 then shit bang
If you on that Steel Horse then shit bang
But if it's what ya need boy, let it bang

This is for my niggas that's schemin' for cash
And lookin' for ass, in the late night hour
This is for my people that's countin' they riches
And pickin' up bitches, in the late night hour

This is for my niggas that's countin' they cash
And lookin' for ass, in the late night hour
This is for my people that's schemin' for riches
And pickin' up bitches, in the late night hour

So check it and everybody get naked
This might be a nigga last record
But respect it 'cause I could do it all night playa
I'm all fight playa, you all spite playa

It's all right playa, a nigga might care
But to catch me you gotta do a light year
Ice Cube insane in the membrane
Baby, go ahead please do the damn thang

We gonna get chu' high nigga
Our rhymes will get chu' by nigga
Tell me if I qualify nigga
To bail in like SuperFly

I wanna get that, cop that, buy that, drive that
You want it too but don't know where to start at
Fuckin' with me, nigga better bring his hard hat
Nigga where ya heart at, leave ya on the tarmac

Where my top at and my nigga Mack
Ridin' shotgun, with the top gun
Don't catch a hot one soon as he spot one
Westside Connection is a doctrine

This ain't another club song
Or love song that y'all can fuck on
So get the fuck on
A nigga rich can't believe the bullshit that I'm stuck on

If you in a club nigga then shit bang
If you on the streets nigga then shit bang
If you on the block nigga then shit bang
And if it's what ya need boy, do ya thang

If ya in a Range Rov then shit bang
If you in that 600 then shit bang
If you on that Steel Horse then shit bang
But if it's what ya need boy, let it bang
 ________________________________________

What's really hilarious and pathetic at the same time is that Simpson and his ilk think they are morally superior to heritage folks.

BIG CONGRATS, BUBBA WATSON....

...from Bagdad, Florida, on your SECOND green jacket! Christian, Southerner, husband, father and all-around great guy!

Applause to Jordan Spieth, Texan, and Matt Kuchar, Floridian, too!

Love me some Southern boy athletes -- even golfers!

 (Too bad cutie South African-turned-Brit Louis Oosthuizen didn't do better this time around.)

Bubba celebrating at the Waffle House