From a post at XRoads (and my replies, in bold italics):
Simp: It’s been remarkable to watch Connie Chastain’s reaction to my Veterans Day post concerning a Confederate heritage group’s Twitterfeed.** Here’s how she reacted when I announced that I would contact Ben Jones, chief of heritage operations for the Sons of Confederate Veterans, about the Twitterfeed’s use of the SCV’s Virginia division address (image of my tweet pointing out Simpson's childish delight in being a tattle tale):
Me: Poor Mr. Jones, being dogged and verbally cattle-prodded by someone who isn't even in his organization
Simp: Apparently Chastain objects to learning whether the group in question is part of the Virginia division of the SCV.
Me: Don't object. Just not interested. I'm not in the SCV; I'm sure they can handle this without my input (or Simpson's).
Simp: What makes this especially curious is that Chastain herself began to reverse course with her claim that the Twitter account was obviously a fake. It is interesting that she does not attack the Twitter account itself, just me. Of course, she did that when it came to Matthew Heimbach as well. Somehow, for all that talk of courage and cussedness, she’s quite the coward in these matters.
Me: I'm not sure how Simpson conceptualizes "reversing course." I certainly haven't done that. I have no reason to attack the Twitter account; whoever it belongs to hasn't (as far as I know) attempted to denigrate, bully, disparage, harass, intimidate or persecute me or my heritage friends, they way he has, repeatedly, for YEARS.
Simp: Of even more interest is Chastain’s failure to express any objection whatsoever to the content of the Twitterfeed in question. In fact, an examination of that Twitterfeed shows that she is in wholehearted agreement with nearly all if not all of its positions. She doesn’t deny that.
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Simp: Nor have Susan Hathaway and the Virginia Flaggers, another favorite of @WeLoveOurSouth.
Me: Susan and the Flaggers don't pay a lot of attention to things like that.
Simp: Even when Chastain claims she doesn’t agree with a position, she manages to mess things up with her propensity to lie and to misrepresent. The original post did not speculate on how Chastain, Hathaway, and their ilk feel about US veterans.
Me: It was implied. In fact, that was Simpson's whole point in singling us out (though there were others in the feed) to connect us with the Tweet's anti-veteran sentiment. Let him deny it, or give some "alternate" reason for singling us out and ignoring everyone else (pics and links) on the feed..
Simp: Chastain hurried to put tributes to US veterans who are family members on her Facebook page minutes before cutting and pasting them to her blog to show her passionate patriotism. Then she claimed that I was lying about what she believed, which was impossible since she was lying about what I had said (typical Chastain).
Me: I posted them when I had the opportunity (after I finished an author services job). Like a three-year-old, Simpson thinks he's the cause of everything.
Simp: : However, since United States veterans of the American Civil War are US veterans, we would like evidence from Chastain, Hathaway, or the Flaggers that they have ever honored those soldiers for their service on behalf of the United States of America. Otherwise, they certainly do dishonor and despise certain US veterans, and they should be honest about it.
Me: Well, I've never made a secret that I don't honor those particular veterans...even those in my ancestry -- at least, not for their union service.
Simp: So what we have is characteristic Chastain, throwing a tantrum about Twitter while engaging in the usual lying. You can see that over at Al Mackey’s blog. Al makes the insightful point that the United States Congress recognizes Confederate veterans as Civil War veterans, not as American veterans. Chastain failed to take that on.
IMPORTANT! Me: Been there, done that. Back in August 2013, Ol' Al was kinda ambivalent about it himself (here: https://cwcrossroads.wordpress.com/2013/08/20/flagger-pr-needs-work/ ):
Said Al, "I have a bit of a problem calling confederate veterans American veterans."
Said I: I've come to have something of a problem with that, too, but some people see it that way, and I'm not going to tell them they shouldn't. They cite some act of the U.S. Congress recognizing Confederates as American Veterans. Which is all well and good, I guess, but I don't have a lot of respect for the US Congress or most of what it enacts. Confederates were American veterans in the sense that the Confederacy was American, as in The Confederate States of AMERICA. (Please capitalize Confederate, Al. It's a proper noun in this usage).http://mybacksass.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-virginia-flaggers-and-pr.html
Simp: I still have not heard anything from Ben Jones about the Twitter account in question. Given how alarmed he is about other misrepresentations of Confederate heritage, one wonders why in this case he’s remained silent.
Me: Maybe he hasn't. Just because you don't know about it, that doesn't mean it hasn't happened.
Simp: I’m amused at all the concern about whether this Twitter account is a fake. As I’ve pointed out, Chastain does not disagree with its positions (recall that was the same issue with the Flaggers and Heimbach). After all, some people have told me privately that they suspect that Chastain and company are a plant, a false flag operation, established by enemies of Confederate heritage who seek to destroy that heritage by associating it with such humiliating fools. Case in point: Jerry Dunford. Chastain’s offered no evidence that such is not the case.
Me: Yeah, I have. Just because you don't know about it doesn't mean it hasn't happened.
Simp: By the way, Chastain offers the following declaration: “You take anonymous people at their word? Seriously?” This is quite an indictment of most of the commenters at her blog, including one of our favorites, “Border Ruffian/Battalion,” as well as that individual who posted under a number of names (and who seemed to be a Chastain favorite). So, just remember: Connie Chastain doesn’t take most of her own commenters at their word. She indicts them, but, since she takes them seriously, she indicts her own intelligence, too.
Me: How do you know I don't know who they are? Just because YOU don't know who they are? LOL!
Simp: As they say, in order to address one’s problem, first you have to admit that you have a problem. Let’s hope Connie Chastain is on the road to recovery soon.
Me: I have problems, but none of the seriousness and magnitude of Simpson's, who is the one who doesn't admit he has a problem.
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More obsession from Simpson:
Simp: She now claims that she knows who her anonymous commenters are...
Ah, no. I simply said you don't know I don't know who they are. Because YOU don't know who they are? LOL! If you don't know it, nobody knows it, three-year-old?
Simp: ... and that the Twitter account’s a fake
Never said the Twitter account is a fake. Here's a copy/paste of what I said:
Now, I wouldn't put it past him or one of his myrmidons to make a fake account (Twitter, Facebook, etc.) pretending to be a bizarre proponent of Confederate heritage (racist, sexist, bad speller, etc.) and then "discovering" it and "pointing it out" to his gullible peanut gallery. But I also don't doubt that it could be some gung-ho heritage person.
Why do you lie so? Very unbecoming for a professional.
Simp: … she just wants us to take her at her word.
Me: I don't care what you do, and I really don't want you to do anything but stop your bullying, harassment and persecution of the VaFlaggers and other Southern heritage folks.
Simp: We know how much that’s worth … that and $3.50 gets you a latte as the local coffee shop. It’s just like BR/B’s “list” of thousands of black Confederate soldiers … or Joe McCarthy’s “list.” Sure, Connie, You just keep on telling yourself and your lemmings that.
It’s no different when she defends kiddie porn as fan fiction
Me: Check with Romance Writers of America, or one of the erotica publishers. They'll tell you the fanfic in question isn't even erotica, let alone porn. You're just calling it that to indulge your desire to denigrate and your lust to bully.
Simp: … but then she writes about minors, sex, and violence, too. She thinks that’s romance and adventure.
Me: I think it's what it is, what I intended it to be -- an indictment of leftist permissiveness and the feminist war on men and boys, but obviously you can't get your mind out of the gutter long enough to see that.