For the past few weeks, master flogger Brooks D. Simpson has been strangely (one might even say suspiciously) silent in his attacks. Actually, this man, who has posted 170 attacks (either his or his commenters') on the Virginia Flaggers over a period of two and a half years, abruptly ceased comments about them on April 29, and he didn't mention them again until May 24 and June 19.
On June 27, a day before this writing, he makes a post about the Point Lookout Pilgrimage taking place this weekend. Of course, some peanut gallery commenter can't resist the opportunity to mention "Sweet Sue" but at least there's no outright attack.
Then we have the usual mental vomit from Jimmy Dick, who spews, "Looks like another 'No Historical Facts Allowed' gathering for the low wattage crowd."
Now, I ask folks to look at the pilgrimage flyer and try to find a single syllable that would substantiate Dick's risible claim (click image to see full-size):
There is, of course, nothing. So Dick's claim is coming from his own bigotry and prejudice.
Then we have the telltale flogger hallmark, the denigration of the intelligence of people they don't like, in his "low wattage crowd." I've discussed the floggers' irresistible desire to denigrate here:
....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.... (Note, we can now add Dick's "low wattage crowd" to this galactically immoral list. --cw)
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." (Ever seen a better description of Dick's attacks on Southern heritage folks? --cw)
What I find fascinating about Dick, though, among other things, is his monotonous "no history" claim about people he doesn't like. Fascinating because (1) he rarely if ever attempts to substantiate it by pointing out what history is missing or mis-represented and (2) he rarely if ever presents history himself.
It remains to be seen whether Simpson will stick to "history" (as he as done for all of two months) or whether these three recent posts signal a return to the denigration and persecution of the VaFlaggers and Southern heritage supporters in general that has characterized his blog for the past two and a half years....
Remember -- "History" posts/comments results in no backsass. Attack posts/comments results in backsass and blistering counterattacks.