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3 thoughts on “John C. Hall, Jr: Confederate Advocate on Honor…”And here's the comment I left:
Andy Hall says:
He’s a funny guy, in a laughing-at-you-not-with-you sort of way. He frequently calls for (others) to begin the rebellion against the Yankee occupation of the South, but earns his living as an accountant, helping his clients stay in compliance with IRS regulations when they send their money to Washington, Dee Cee. For all his fiery talk about rebellion and independence, the federal government couldn’t function were it not for thousands upon thousands of people just like him, across the South, helping to make the federal tax system run smoothly — or at least much more smoothly than it otherwise would. If the “Free South” ever did actually come about, it seems like a toss-up whether John Hall would be viewed as a (1) a Southron Patriot or (2) a long-time collaborator with the Yankee occupation.
The other funny thing is that, for all his my-ancestor-Captain-Corker fixation, he actually has another ancestor who went marching through Georgia with Kerosene Billy Sherman. Doesn’t talk about that, so much.
Jefferson Moon says:
That’s the chivalry…
Connie Chastain says:
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Ah, geez, Andy, it’s all in how you look at it. It could be viewed that John is helping ordinary citizens in his part of the South to avoid persecution by the IRS/feds. You are just perpetually in pleasurable, fault-finding mode about white Southerners who don’t see the “race” issue the way you do (blacks good, innocent, persecuted; Southern whites evil, bigoted persecutors), aren’t you?
Re: John’s Sherman-affiliated ancestor … I had an ancestor, a Confederate soldier who was captured, took the oath of allegiance to the union, joined the union army and got sent “out west” to “fight Indians,” family legend always said. Family legend also said he was proud of his union service and after the war, would wear his union army uniform to Ellijay on court days. I know he had carved on his gravestone “1st Lieut. 12th Tenn Cav” because I’ve seen it and made photos of it. I’m not proud of his service to the enemy (when I was a teenager, I joked that he was a greater embarrassment to the family than the unwed mothers) but otherwise, I am quite proud of him. Family legend also said he was self-educated and spoke seven languages (I think probably he was not fluent in all of them, and some he only read or wrote) — English, French, Spanish, Cherokee, German, and possibly a smattering of Hebrew and Latin. Not bad for an Appalachian mountaineer.
You floggers have rigid way of thinking how things ought to be in the minds/hearts of other people — based, of course, upon your own bigotry and prejudice about them. You have a very rigid and narrow view of “Confederates” or “heritage folks” — think we’re all mental clones, or that when one person speaks, he/she is speaking for all of us. You wouldn’t do that with another group (except maybe, Tea Partiers or other political/social conservatives).
What gets me about you floggers is how eaten up you are with race, race, race, race, race. As I’ve noted before, you are fixated on how badly slaves were treated, and how miserable they were, because their misery exists in exact inverse proportion to white evil, so there’s nothing better for demonizing white Southerners (whom you hate, with, of course exceptions for yourself and other race-conscious, white-Southern guilt-peddlers) than ratcheting up slave misery.
But what I find amazing is that in all your race-focus, you miss things happening today…
Perp ~~ Victim ~~ Crime:
John C. Hall ~~ Sonesta Hotel ~~ Sneaking dog into room
De’Marquise Elkins ~~ Santiago West (13 months old) ~~ Murder (shot in face)
Letalvis D. Cobbins, Lemaricus Davidson, and George Thomas ~~ Channon Christian and Christopher Newsom ~~ Kidnapping, Rape, Torture, Murder (beaten, shot, burned, suffocated)
Demario James Atwater, Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., ~~ Eve Carson ~~ Murder (shot)
Courtney Lockhart ~~ Lauren Burk ~~ Murder (shot)
Reginald Carr, Jonathan Carr ~~ Heather Muller, Brad Heyka, Aaron Sander, Jason Befort ~~ Torture, Sexual sadism, Kidnapping, Robbery, Murder (shot execution style)
Tyrone Woodfork ~~ Tom and Nancy Strait ~~ Murder (beaten to death) and sexual assault.
Chancey Luna, James Edwards, Jr., Michael Dewayne Jones ~~ Christopher Lane ~~ Shot in the back
Macyo January ~~ David Dunlap and Whitney Butler ~~ Murder (shot)
Talk about karma….
Wonder Woman, you want to talk sickening? Try this: http://www.snopes.com/politics/crime/newsom.asp
You don’t find much Trayvon-style, border-to-border and coast-to-coast coverage of this kind of black-on-white atrocity-crime in the national press — heck, you can be called a racist and a white supremacist just for KNOWING about them. You usually have to go to local sources, which has only been available to most people via the internet, the past 10 years or so. And, of course, you won’t get even a whiff of it from “civil war” floggers, who, nevertheless, cover both race-race-race-race-race AND contemporary issues when it suits them,
But John Hall snuck his dog into a hotel room. In the flogger world-view, that deserves more attention, more shaming and head-wagging, more condemnation, than the Knoxville murderers, the Carr brothers, baby-shooter Elkins and all the rest of them combined.So what do y'all think. Any chance of my comment getting through?