Monday, April 21, 2014

Odds & Ends -- April 21, 2014

What did William Porcher Miles REALLY say about the battle flag design?

Andy Hall sez, "The Confederate Battle Flag also was designed by William Porcher Miles explicitly to avoid a religious symbolism..." (emphasis added)

Well, not exactly.

In a letter to General Beauregard dated August 27, 1861, Miles said of the battle flag design, "This was my favorite. The three colors of red, white, and blue were preserved in it. It avoided the religious objection about the cross (from the Jews and many Protestant sects), because it did not stand out so conspicuously as if the cross had been placed upright thus."

Avoided NOT the "religious symbolism" but the religious OBJECTION about the cross.  The cross as designed did not STAND OUT SO CONSPICUOUSLY as an upright cross, but it was STILL a cross. In fact, Miles uses the term THE cross.

He goes on to say, "Besides, in the form I proposed, the cross was more heraldic than ecclesiastical..." NOT that it was NOT ecclesiastical AT ALL --  just that it was MORE HERALDIC.. 
http://history.furman.edu/benson/civwar/show/MilesFlagLetter.htm

Do you think Andy's gonna correct his claim? Is grass plaid? Is the pope Hindu?

 You can pretty much always expect the Confederacy haters to withhold something -- truth.



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The Old Dominion welcomes home its Travelin' Flagger. I know she's glad to be home, too!

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Drone Strike on Bundy Ranch?

Ya know how neo-Confederates and conservative Tea Party types are soooooo VIOLENT, and always urging violence, according to Floggers and their ilk? And good, tolerant liberals are SO OPPOSED to violence? At least, that's what floggers and other leftists would have everyone believe.

You'll never see condemnation of this from Flogger types -- or if you do, it might be wise to check the temperature in Hell.


Of course, the floggers say they don't comment on current news and issues like this because it's not "civil war related." Never mind that they post OTHER non-civil war related stuff from time to time. What they DON'T post is anything that refutes the idea that conservatives are the spawn of Satan and liberals are pure as the driven snow....

How-some-ever, what's happened, and happening, with the Bundy ranch situation and other BLM issues might be more, um, civil war-related than people realize at present.

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Confederate Murderers -- the new flogger evilization meme. Very useful for drumming up hatred for Confederates and those who honor them today....


  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE  UPDATE 

Commenter Eddie informs me, "Miss Connie, Mr. Furguson's - Not War, But Murder is about the 1864 battle at Cold Harbor. More a criticism of Grant's repeated and futile frontal assaults than it is of Confederates."

Thanks for the correction, Eddie.  My apologies to my readers for the error.


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Battle flag photo by Judy Smith.

We Belong...

...to a Mutual Admiration Society




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Thanks to David Tatum for the inspiration -- and the top graphic!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Simpson Wannabe "Spelunker" Tiptoes ...

...Through Facebook   

I wondered how long it would take before Simpson put a Facebook thread about the demands to remove flags from the chapel at Washington and Lee University on his flog, but it looks like somebody has beat him to it. Spelunker cherry picked certain comments and posted on his blog a screen shot of each followed by a typed version of the text, rather than screen shooting the whole thread.

It appears that combing the net for juicy white nationalist "news" and photos is a hobby of his. That's what can happen when you spend too much time in cold, dark, dank caves...

I would put him on my list of floggers to monitor, but this Simpson wannabe is an anonymous amateur so I'm not really interested... yet. We'll see how he comes along....

What I find most interesting, however, is that like most floggers most of the time, he ignores substantive comments or questions and doesn't even attempt to answer them. Like this one from the FB thread by yours truly:
So, when they started the movement, why do you suppose they didn't tell us that changing what they don't like was part of the plan from the getgo?

Civil rights, as a subset of the leftist takeover and remaking of America, was about changing, tearing down the existing culture, from the start, not about being accepted and becoming a part of it. School names, school mascots, street names, flags, monuments ... all targets.

And Kevin Levin doesn't believe there is systematic targeting of Confederate symbols, heritage and history.

Ah, yes, Kevin, Spelunker and all you floggers. It is a subset of the eradication and replacement of America itself, and apparently something flogger-types approve of.

Odds & Ends -- April 18, 2014

Simpson sez,

Connie, by the way, apparently still has no problem with atrocities, racism, bigotry, and violence against women. When her buddy John C. Hall Jr. uses the same language she claims to deplore in rap lyrics, she says nothing; recall that she once defended Pat Hines’s antiSemitism … really? Same goes for Connie defending Hall’s antiSemitism. Maybe she can spend some time telling us how her views differ from those of Glenn Miller.

...and....

Folks, when I post material showing that John C. Hall., Jr., uses the n-word, in a post she refers to later on at her blog, but she then has the effrontery to assert: “I’m unaware of John using such language,” we must assume that she’s a liar, stupid, or both.

Well, there's another example of slippery lying from the lying professor...or maybe I should give him the benefit of the doubt and say he probably didn't understand what I meant.

I meant that I was unaware of John C. Hall using anti-Semitic language. I do know he considers Jewish folks in the north to be critical of the Christian South, and have read some of his comments to that effect. But that doesn't conform to my understanding of anti-Semitism, which is hatred of Jews and the fomenting of hatred for them in others. I don't believe criticism of blacks or Jews or anyone else automatically constitutes hatred of them.

I see a lot of stuff online I don't agree with, both from people who oppose and hate Southern heritage, and those who respect and defend it. Unlike Simpson, I don't think I'm under any obligation to rake people I basically agree with over the coals because of one or two differences of opinion. If he wants to equate my not doing that as approval or agreement, well, that's just Simpson exhibiting a flaw  in his reasoning.

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From a comment thread on Crossroads several years back, the ever pedantic Ms. Blough takes exception to my claim that Jewish folks overwhelmingly identify and vote Democrat, with this:

Ms. Chastain-Yet again, you’ve shown us your aversion to doing the most minimal research lest it conflict with your assumptions and stereotypical views. The Neo-Conservative movement which was enormously influential in both Bush (41) and Bush (43) administrations is heavily Jewish, especially in its founder and leadership. No group is monolithic in its views and to dismiss someone’s work unread because of such stereotypes is at best lazy and at worst blind prejudice.

The fact that D.C. neocons are heavily Jewish doesn't disprove my claim that the Jewish population of the US identifies and votes overwhelmingly Democrat:

From Pew Forums
(47% Democrat and 18% lean Democrat = 65%  ....  more than 2/3, which I would consider overwhelming, particularly when the remaining 34% is divided four ways).

From Jewish Virtual Library

The godfather of neo-conservatism was Irving Kristol, who quipped that a neo-con was a liberal who got mugged by reality. Yes, these folks refugeed out of the Democrat party and oozed into the Republican party, and took it places true conservatives did not approve of or wish to follow. That is why there is a Tea Party made of true conservatives  today.

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I'm famous ... again. Simpson's been tolling the Internet (so what else is new?) and he found a post by a demented leftist who was, shall we say, disapproving of my essays at The False Rape Society.(Apparently Simpson is fascinated with my essays for The False Rape Society).

The post is at a blog titled "A Radical Profeminist" run by a Julian Real, who describes himself thusly,"I am a white, class-privileged, Western academically and non-academically educated, intergender (and, much more importantly, anti-gender) male who is also gay, asexual, Jewish, and a survivor of childhood sexual assault and adult sexual exploitation. Contrary to Internet rumors, I don't support any form of genocide, including against any percent of the male population. I don't hate men (or women or transgender people). I am not anti-sex; I'm anti-sexxxism. I'm not anti-male; I'm against male supremacy."

The blog's header sez, "This blog exists to challenge the oppressive forces of white, heterosexual, and male supremacy. I understand each to be institutionalized ideologies that are mutually reinforcing. They work together as braided practices which are misogynistic, heterosexist, racist, genocidal, and ecocidal."

Real's demented rant about me is here. You can read it, but unless you share his demented outlook, you might not be able to understand it....

BTW, for those who are interested in my essays for The False Rape Society, you can read all of them here:

Part One   ~   Part Two   ~   Part Three
(Use your BACK button to return here)

Just try to find where I've promoted rape in any of those essays, and know when Liberty Lamprey says I have, s/he's lying. Once again, I have to wonder if Simpson, Lamprey and all those who blow a gasket over criticism of false rape accusations are okay with  innocent men going to prison for 20 or 30 years for rapes they did not commit.

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Simpson has just made a Crossroads post -- a primer about me consisting of one-paragraph (or less) screenshots of comments by me in various comment threads around the Internet. I guess he's been tiptoeing through cyberspace again...

Apparently, he's putting them forth as examples of some kind of hate'n'racism or whatever. He cherry picked a lot of them from my comments here.

If you have some time and can stomach to read it, you'll find hate-comments there of the type that helped to inspire the idea for Gone South.

One thing I notice about his criticism of me is that he never attempts to refute what I say. I'm not surprised. It kinda reminds me of the time Levin and some of his floggerettes jumped all over me for using the term "the darker side of slavery" (they asked me, "What do you consider to be the brighter side?" or some such nonsense) and I had to remind them that a few comments before mine, it was LEVIN who had FIRST used that term, the darker side of slavery. Do you think anybody had jumped on HIM for using it? What a bunch if hypocrites...

You cannot expect reasonable, honest debate from Floggers and their followers. I guess they're skeered of it....

UPDATE   UPDATE  UPDATE   UPDATE  UPDATE   UPDATE 

An exchange by Goad Gatsby and Simpson at the latter's flog:
Goad: I think about the quote from Wanda Sykes, “What you’re afraid of is Karma.” She still doesn’t believe that someone damaged my amp even though her buddies were there to see it but comes up with the fantasy idea that Neo-Confederates are the one under attack.

Simpson: Let’s put it this way: why would her fellow Flaggers support an action she claims did not take place? How does she know? Is she calling them liars, too?
For any folks out there reading my blog who are interested in the truth -- what I said is that I've found no reliable DOCUMENTATION of the incident, which isn't the same thing as saying it never happened.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Kill Whitey -- Liberty Lamp's Death Fetish

This photo was posted on Liberty Lamp(rey)'s Twitter feed, along with some other death-themed images. What are we supposed to think -- that s/he's just kiddin'?

You can see the others here.

So how come Brooks D. Simpson allows comments from people who have blatantly promoted race-based violence and death? I mean, if he's gonna hold Southern heritage folks responsible for everything spoken/written by anyone who waves a Confederate flag, or who doesn't wave a Confederate flag if they're racially violent, should he not be held to the same standard?
















We've already seen that he allowed a registered sex offender to freely post in his comments while tolerating the lies about "kid touchers" from B. Parks.

Apparently, we're dealing with folks who think some violence and murder is more or less important that other violence and murder, depending on the color/race of victims and perps.

So, yes, I have good reason for believing he wants, or would welcome, and seemingly has no trouble with subtly encouraging, misfortune, even violence, against the VaFlaggers.

(And as I have noted before, that is one ugly broad in that picture. Needs a shave, too.)

Oh, the Righteous Indignation!

About my Notice in the right sidebar, Simpson sez, "At first, this made absolutely no sense, except to exhibit just how sick and strange Connie Chastain is. After all, who else would think these sorts of things, and who else would display such bizarre logic?"

Well, liberals display that kind of "bizarre logic" all the time. In fact, that is precisely the logic behind his hinting that I share the views of Glenn Miller. Oh, sure, he tried to weasel out of it but everyone understood that's what he meant.
 Maybe she can spend some time telling us how her views differ from those of Glenn Miller.  (And, to a commenter): Your responses imply that I think they are identical. I haven’t said that. Nor have I said that she voices them the same way.
The weaseling shown above is just another example of his gooey glibness. http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2013/09/how-to-assess-gooey-glibness.html He purposely evokes certain ideas, but couches them in wording that he can later claim is simply innocent observation.

But let's look at his self-defense a bit more closely. He denied SAYING it, but he didn't deny THINKING it, and I believe that's exactly his thought, and he was trying to give other people the same idea. Otherwise, why even bring up Glenn Miller?

Ask yourself that. What was his point in in bringing up Glenn Miller in a post about me?

And he's complaining about my plot for a thriller/suspense novel? Man, he can dish it out, but he sure can't take it

That is also the "logic" behind his accusations of racism and white supremacy aimed at the VaFlaggers, based on a few incidental contacts they've had with one or two individuals, and based on Flogger creative mis-interpretation of various things individual VaFlaggers have said.

In any case, Simpson thinks my story is simply an idea to write about violence against Southern heritage folks in order to make money. It isn't. (If making money was my only reason for writing, I would write stories that trash the South and white Southerners; New York editors love that kind of story...)  There are, of course, countless authors, some of them very big-name authors, who make a lot of money writing about violence (and trashing the South). One wonders if Simpson has a problem with them, or if he reserves his disapproval for writers who portray proSoutherners as targets of violence.

We already know he disapproves of the notion of white Southerners being victimized by false accusation, even in fiction. Actually, he disapproves of the notion that white Southerners can be victims at all**, just as he appears to be allergic to the idea that minorities can be the victimizers. That is what happens when you view people through the lens of political correctness.

My view is that all humanity falls short, and that people from every color, sex, race, nationality and religion, etc., do both good and evil.

In any case, the idea for Gone South grew from many sources, notably some of the comment threads on news sites that followed Confederate flag or monument stories, or civil war articles -- and, yes, from gratuitous Flogger attacks on the VaFlaggers. What's interesting about Simpson's post is the notion that I think writing about "attempts commit violent acts on Confederate heritage advocates" would be “fuh-huh-hunnnn to write.”

Ah, no. It's clear from my blog post that what's going to be fuh-huh-hunnnn to write about are the circumstances that goad a sicko to violence. Obviously, Simpson knows this, and that's why he has to purposely say, "That’s right … she thinks writing about attempts to commit violent acts on Confederate heritage advocates would be 'fuh-huh-hunnnn to write,'" to make sure his readers put his spin on it. Otherwise, they might take it the way I meant it...

What's just as funny is Liberty Lamprey's comments. My challenge to the "young VCU grad student" is "picking on"? How is it picking on somebody to ask them to prove what they say?  What's funnier than THAT, is that s/he calls me "twisted" -- this from a person, remember, with a death fetish plastered all over his/her Twitter feed....

I have to wonder about his/her use of the word "derangement." I mean, to think you can describe the offline life of someone you don't even know ... that's sounds deranged, to me. And if s/he really thinks my book covers are trashy (or that my books are), I have to wonder about his/her concept of "trashy." Presumably, the filthy lyrics of the "music" Goad Gatsby plays isn't trashy to him/her. I guess, in that case, my books are trashy because they depict marital fidelity (Southern Man) and not returning evil for evil (Sweet Southern Boys). What a perfect example of how upside down our culture has become under the destructive influence of leftism.

In any case, I do sincerely believe Brooks Simpson wishes misfortune upon Southern heritage folks, in particular, the VaFlaggers. He has already attempted to have Susan Hathaway lose her job and livelihood. Couple that blatant attempt with over two years of his relentless drumming up hatred for the VaFlaggers, and I have ample reason for my belief.

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**Tell that to the families of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom, or Eve Carson, or Lauren Burk, or Antonio West.... Of course, with race-obsessed leftists, these murders are of lesser importance than, say, the murder of Emmett Till.

Just Sayin'

From my blog's visitor log....
Hmmm...  Rob "Tu Quoque" Bakur is a teacher at that school. D'ya suppose I'm part of the curriculum?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

And Now for Something Completely Different

And hilarious!


(You know me and my love for violence against women! Love that fisher guy!)


Hohoho, hehehe, hahaha....

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.