Friday, April 26, 2013

The Faces of Confederate Soldiers

To round out Confederate History and Heritage Month, here are two videos by Robert Mestas of Defending the Heritage ... moving tributes that show us the faces of Confederate soldiers -- the men leftists and floggers love to cover with blanket evilization (for "fighting to keep an ENTIRE RACE in bondage!" -- which, of course, these soldiers were not doing).

These are our our cultural and sometimes actual ancestors. God bless them, God bless their memory. May we possess the courage to remember and honor them with intellectual honesty, free from fear of the overbearing scourge of our time, pernicious leftism and its hideous offspring, authoritarian political correctness -- the antithesis of liberty.

Thanks to Robert for permission to post the videos here.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Backsass to Tim Wise

(the "anti-racist" who reportedly lives in a lily white section of very black Memphis)

Tim's unwise comment here:

My reply (which they likely won't post):

I'm a "neo-Confederate," Mr. Wise, and I never say the war had nothing to do with slavery or racism. I do say most Confederates were fighting to save their families, homes, communities and territory from a barbaric invading army. 

Their willingness to carry out one of the responsibilities of manhood -- that of defender/ protector -- and their doing so despite horrific suffering, is primarily why I honor them

My position is that the north had no moral authority for invading the South, and I honor my Confederate ancestors for standing against the invasion. Don't think for a moment that just because some northern states abolished slavery (to diminish or eliminate their black populations) that they were not armpit-deep in slavery.

"Abolitionist" Julia Ward Howe wrote in "A Trip to Cuba" (Google it) a passage that could mirror Stephen's Cornerstone speech. (She also said aboes wanted to, and tried to, "blow up the union.") Northern maritime interests got rich shipping slave-grown cotton to Europe. Northern industrialists got rich processing slave-grown cotton in their textile mills, and making/selling finished goods from slave-grown cotton. Northern banks got rich lending money for plantations and slaves, and northern insurance companies got rich off premiums that insured slaves.

Lincoln's call for volunteer military oppressors to invade the South doesn't say a syllable about slavery. That didn't become a factor until well into the war.  For the north, the reason for brutalizing the South back into the "union" (i.e., no longer a volunary republic but a prison for states) was because they couldn't make it as a nation on on their own.  It only required nine states to create the union by ratifying the Constitution, and there were 22 states in the union after the South seceded  -- more than twice nine.  But even with that many states, they knew they didn't have what it took to be a successful nation without the South.

Mr. Wise, you have a leftist (socialist/collectivist) political agenda -- leftism is one of the most destructive philosophies in history.  Igor Shafarevich, a Soviet mathematician, wrote that socialism  has been obsessed with material equality, and with the eradication of individual and gender distinctions, and with the abolition of religion, throughout history (long before it was called socialism). It wars incessantly against the normal. Shafarevich concluded that a “striving for self-destruction,” for nothingness, for the “death of mankind,” was the true goal of socialism. Instinctively, without stating it or even seeing it as the conscious goal, the socialist phenomenon seeks the death of the human race.

How does it feel to be working toward the death of the human race? And you get your jollies denigrating and lying about decent, ordinary, better-than-you Southerners, past and present, because some of them owned slaves 150+ years ago, and fought against a barbarous military invader?

You are a huge part of the problem bringing about the downfall of America, Mr. Wise. You don't constitute even a particle of the solution.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Not Thinkin' Things Through

Flogger comments on my novel, Sweet Southern Boys:
"I’m usually against things that have 'sweet' and 'boys' on them. It sounds
sort of creepy." ~Rob Baker

"Yeah, I know…writing about young
boys...sound funny to me."  ~Corey Meyer
Well, well, well....  Sometimes floggers, in their zeal to wield the put-down, don't think their comments though....

When Rob says "things" does he mean just novels? Or also movies, songs, poems, sports, articles, anything else...  Is he against --
Boys' Sweet Sixteen basketball tournament
Sweet Boys Diner in Bowie, Texas
Sweet Boys Cupcake Bakery
Sweet Boy of Mine (boy's clothing website)
Sweet Boy's Life, Kohitsuji Hokaku Keikaku (Japanese anime fan book)
Little Boy Sweet, June Pointer (song)
Sweet Little Jesus Boy,  Trisha Yearwood, Kenny Rogers, Andy Williams and others (song)
Sweet Little Baby Boy, James Brown (song)
And I wonder if Corey thinks these "writings" about boys sound "funny."

Tom Sawyer
Huckleberry Finn
Lord of the Flies
David Copperfield
Oliver Twist
The Yearling
The Jungle Book
Old Yeller
Peter Pan
Great Expectations
The Outsiders
To Kill a Mockingbird
Where the Red Fern Grows
The Back Stallion
The Hardy Boys
Harry Potter
Friday Night Lights
The Catcher in the Rye

For floggers, it's not about history -- it's about hostility, it's about the put-down, the insult, ridicule, mockery ...  And they pursue it so eagerly, they don't always think through the larger ramifications of what they say. Just like another critic of mine who wrote --
See, Connie’s in denial about some of those sweet southern boys and what they do when they walk along Bourbon Street and peek in the windows while collecting their beads.
Peeking in windows on Bourbon Street? Sounds like he knows this from ... experience, don't it?

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Am I Right? Or Am I Right?

Brooks Simpson recently posted a rant against the Virginia Flaggers on his blog titled, "An Expression of Total Indifference." I left a simple comment in the form of a question: Why do you care about the Flaggers? Why even mention them on your blog?
Pissed him off.  REALLY pissed him off.  Here's his reply (and my response that, predictably, didn't get posted there):
Him: Why do you care? Why are you obsessed with me? And … who cares? Other than Matt Gallman, that is. :)
After all, why do you care what the people of Lexington want to do? Why do you care about what the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts does?
You can answer those questions on your blog devoted to me and to the other objects of your obsession. Or maybe it’s time to update your Facebook rants. It will be more of the same, I wager. Exactly how many people live rent-free in your head, anyway? 
I find the “Flaggers” reside at the crossroads of pathetic and unintentionally funny, in the structure reserved for the ludicrous shop, led by a person whose understanding of history is sadly lacking and whose embrace of heritage comes at the expense of truth.
Now start raising money for the Tripp Lewis Defense Fund. Maybe y’all can sell some sunglasses. Make sure to post video of the event.
Nice to see you’re still reading. Bye.

Me: I care about Lexington and Virginia and what's going on in many other places, because I care about Confederate heritage and I care when it's being lied about, trashed, attacked and suppressed.
Whatever gives you the idea that I'm obsessed with you -- I mean, besides you're own gargantuan ego? I monitor your blog for denigration of Confederates, Confederate heritage and people who honor it. When I find it, I often comment on it, as you well know from your frequent visits to my blog. I don't read your blog, I skim it, and when I don't find denigration of Confederate heritage and its advocates, I ignore you and your blog.
You didn't answer the question. Why do you care about the Flaggers? Why even mention them on your blog?
I also posted an update in Backsass here:
Didn't I tell ya? These flogger guys feed off each other's blogs -- NOT about history, but about attacking heritage. Today, Brooks D. Simpson has joined in the current round of bash-the-Flaggers.  With references to Kevin's and Corey's posts on the same subject, he's posted 370 words of claimed indifference about a subject about which he has shown almost morbid interest in the past -- just like the other floggers.

One thing these floggers have never done, however, is explain WHY they post about the Flaggers -- or any other heritage advocates and their activities. The flogger claim is that they're interested in HISTORY. The Virginia Flaggers are CONTEMPORARY. Heritage activities are CONTEMPORARY. Why are these guys so eaten up with obsession -- and animosity -- for the flaggers?

Judging by the tone of his post and comments, Simpson has been about to bust a gut to post a derogatory critique of the Flaggers throughout his recent series of long, boring posts about the future of civil war history, and his trip to Gettysburg. His animosity for Southern heritage and those who honor it is so great, is such an obsession, he can't keep it contained with pretended indifference, and it just has to burst forth onto his blog from time to time.
One wonders why he even pretends indifference. The other floggers, while often touting their interest in history, don't try to hide their compulsion to denigrate heritage folks, most especially the Flaggers.  Especially when his indifference is so poorly executed and displayed. (3/30/13)
Welllll, that just made him go ballistic, and he exhibited all the things I have described before about what REALLY interests floggers, which I noted in a comment to Corey Meyer and perhaps other floggers, some weeks ago -- 
With ...  floggers, it's not history, either -- it's a craving to insult and hurt people ... an unquenchable thirst to denigrate others ... an insatiable hunger for the put-down. It's about alleviating your doubts about your own questionable beliefs by lying about others. It's about inflating your own questionable and sagging moral authority by fabricating somebody "worse" than you are." (See Comment Bot Anger)
 and ....
....disparaging the intelligence of people they disagree with is a front-line attack of the flogger mentality....they throw around terms like "lunacy" and "clown" and "idiots" -- or, in the case of Eric Wittenberg and his sycophants, "galactically stupid" and "troglodytes" and "knuckle-draggers." And we can't forget Brooks D. Simpson and the Crossroads crew -- "rampant idiocy" and "ignorant morons" and "cretins" -- and that's just a tiny sample.... (See: Flogger Namecalling)
Now, see for yourself if my description is not right on the money.  This is his latest comment (as of this writing) in the "Indifference" comment thread:
Well, as I’ve argued before, Connie Chastain’s predictable and not very bright [disparging another's intelligence]. As expected, she ranted on her blog about this post, demonstrating in the process that her reading comprehension skills remain sadly lacking [more disparaging another person's intelligence] (which helps to explain why she’s had to resort to self-published e-books … no editor would waste time with her muddled prose) [self-aggrandizing ego pretending to know the minds of all book editors -- and untrue, to boot].  Apparently she can’t tell the difference [more disparaging another person's intelligence] between my indifference as to whether a Confederate flag is flown outside the chapel (I just don’t care) and the fact that I find the “Flaggers” amusing because of their antics (and that amusement is a sign that I’m not indifferent about them, although I confess they are rather easy targets). It’s a sign of the intellectual incoherence and incompetence  of the “Flaggers” [more disparaging another person's intelligence, this time the Flaggers'] that they embrace the befuddled [more disparaging another person's intelligence] Chastain as their most able defender [untrue statement].
First, I suggest that everyone visit Amazon, and see who the publisher is of my second novel, Storm Surge (it's not self-published, folks). Storm Surge at Amazon  You can also see my novel at the publisher's site here:  Storm Surge at Desert Breeze Publishing.

Now that that's out of the way, what I really want to call to people's attention is Simpson's overwhelming need to denigrate people's intelligence -- for no reason. Read the crap he wrote under the title "An Expression of Indifference." The post is not about flags at Pelham Chapel, or his indifference to them. It's a rant against the Flaggers. He can claim otherwise all he wants but there's nothing wrong with my reading comprehension. I can discern clearly what he wrote about.

He screwed up. Either he meant what he wrote, and was embarrassed at getting caught obsessing on the Flaggers and had to change his story after the fact ("It's about the chapel flags, not about the Flaggers!") or else he realized his rant is what's really incoherent, and if he truly meant to state his indifference to the flags, his obsession with the Flaggers got in the way, took over, and transformed his post.

What's wrong here is not me or the Flaggers -- it's Brooks Simpson's compulsion to demean the intelligence of people who he disagrees with or doesn't like, and his slavering lust to vilify those people themselves....

I have to wonder -- if he truly believes people whose intelligence he disparages are intellectually deficient, then it is truly a mystery why he post about them on his blog, particularly in such a derogatory manner.  What's next?  Rants against people with Down's Syndrome? Put downs of kids with autism?

Keep in mind that this person is a professor of history at a major state university. Breathtaking, isn't it? Would you want your kids in this man's classroom, being exposed to his questionable ethics and odious disparagement of others?

Note: I have taken on several author services jobs that will take me away from blogging for a short while. I may be able to make short comments here and elsewhere, and visit Facebook as I can, but I'll be spending most of my time at Word Slinger Boutique for a couple of weeks, maybe longer.

Monday, April 1, 2013