Thursday, August 29, 2013

You-Know-Who Here, Checking In....

Years ago, before the League of the South radicalized (which I write about HERE), it extolled traditional Southern culture, and advocated for the survival of same -- the core of which was the creation of, or the result of, white European settlers. White nationalists used to be attracted to the League because of that, thinking that the League's goal was an all-white South. That may be the League's position today, but it wasn't then, and such folks soon lost patience with the League's true position, and left on their own.

Ditto the Flaggers. It appears that Matthew Heimbach participated in one event by the Flaggers (one of dozens of events held before and after Heimbach's participation). I have not noticed his being involved in any other Flagger events, so he must have found it not to his liking, and moved on.

Do you think that matters to Brooks D. Simpson, Professor of History at Arizona State University? This is a man who has a long, long history on his blog of singling out the comments of one or a handful of people and attempting to smear a much larger group with them.

In the comment thread following this attempted smear, Simpson compounds it with this observation to his floggerette peanut gallery:

"I see these people as advancing a misleading version of history."

What, you think they somehow threaten the misleading version of history that YOU advance?

"I also think their associations should be of concern to those people who are interested in Confederate heritage but who are aware of some of the surrounding issues."

But since you despise Confederate heritage and those people who are interested in it, what's it to ya?

"If you want to decouple Confederate heritage from celebrating white supremacy, for example, you might want to wonder about these associations given the group’s commitment to speak for Confederate heritage."

These associations? The appearance of ONE guy at ONE flagger event is an ... ASSOCIATION?

"The Flaggers do influence people … just not always as they intend."

The same could be said of history professors.

"My readership’s broad enough that different people come here for different reasons, and that what interests one may not interest another."

Although it appears that fewer and fewer people are visiting there, for any least, if comment thread participation is anything to go by.

Speaking about associations, though, made me nostalgic... So, for your listening pleasure, ladies and gentlemen, especially you Boomer types, I present Along Comes Mary by The Association:


  1. Again, Brooks with his bovine scatology about " white-supremacy". Evidently, because there seem to be so few Africa-Americans in the Flagger movement, he has concluded that the group is motivated by racism and white-supremacy. Now I know that I have made this point before, but there are at least as many African-Americans in the Flagger movement as there are African-Americans on the faculty of the Organic Chemistry Department at Arizona State. Same for the ASU faculty in Department of Computer Science.

    And at the risk of redundancy, there are as many Albino, Pygmy, left-handed, sword-swallowing, fighter-pilots on the faculty in the ASU Department of Aerospace Enineering, as there are African-American faculty members. Brooks can take his phony holier-than-thou moral posturing and go pound sand.

  2. Along the same lines, Simpson's "Crossroads" blog seems to either overtly exclude, or have absolutely no sppeal at all to not only African-Americans, but Latinos as well. In point of fact, "Crossroads" seems to be the epitome of a good ol' white boys club.

  3. Austin, I do believe you're right about the all-white floggerette peanut gallery at Crossroads.

  4. Segregation, Jim Crow laws and the oppression of blacks occurred first in the North. One of the very first school segregation cases occurred in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Five-year-old Sara Roberts was forced to walk past several white schools to reach the “colored” primary school. Her father, Benjamin Roberts, a black printer, filed a lawsuit against the city of Boston to integrate public schools. In 1849 reformer and future U.S. Senator Charles Sumner represented Roberts and challenged school segregation in the Boston court.

    Separate schools for African Americans, he argued, in effect branded “a whole race with the stigma of inferiority and degradation.” But Simpson and the Lincoln lovers would have us believe separate but equal originated in Alabama under George Wallace.

    The Massachusetts Supreme Court, however, upheld segregation in a widely cited ruling. Influential Chief Justice Lemuel Shaw noted that Boston's separate schools possessed substantially equal facilities and declared that school integration would only increase racial prejudice. School segregation would continue in Boston, Massachusetts for some time.

    Mr. Simpson fools no one. He is the modern day radical abolitionists, and reminds me of the radical abolitionists John Brown and William Lloyd Garrison. Brown and Garrison were not interested in saving the black man from slavery as Simpson and the Lincoln lovers would have us believe. Removing the black man from the north all the way back to Africa (colonization) from whence the black man originates was the abolitionists primary goal.

    The black folk leaving the South in 1861 were not welcome in the north. The so-called Underground Railroad moved blacks right on through the north and into Canada.

    "Holier than thou" is a good description of Mr. Simpson. I might add hypocrite to the growing list. By removing the black man from the north, abolitionists preserved the state and all the jobs for the white man. Boston, Massachusetts did not end racial inequality voluntarily. Boston was forced to end school desegregation by judicial decree.


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