Over on Simpson's flog, Pat Young comments:
"I noticed that Ms. Chastain is claiming that Charlotesville apparently is not governed by locals because the mayor was born in Pakistan."Actually, what I said was that NONE of the city council members, not just the mayor, are VIRGINIA NATIVES.
"Because the mayor is Pakistani, he is not, she insists, a Virginian."I said he is a TRANSPLANT. That means not a native Virginian. And I said that every individual on the city council is a transplant and not a native Virginian. And you left that out to focus solely on a Pakistani, as if I was the one who singled him out.
I didn't single him out, Mr. Young. YOU did.
"I thought that she was trying to dress up her racism recently, but I was wrong."Racism? What you conceptualize as "my" racism is found only in your biased, slanted and distorted imagination. No, YOU are the one focused on race, Mr. Young, which you demonstrate by by zeroing in on Mayor Huja and ignoring the fact that I included ALL FIVE city council members, the rest of whom are blindingly white, BTW, in my remarks.
The city council members in Charlottesville live in Virginia, that makes them residents of Virginia, even citizens of Virginia, as it is legally defined. But they are not Virginians in the sense I'M talking about -- in the sense of having a deep, generational connection to the state, its heritage, history and people. They all came to Virginia when they were well into adulthood, after their worldview and loyalties had been developed.
They are Virginians in the same sense that I was an Illinoisans for five years back in the 1970s. I lived, worked, voted, etc., in Illinois, but I was a Georgian by birth and an Alabamian by raising. (Even today, I am a Floridian, but not like a native Floridian.) But in another way, it's not the same at all. I didn't move to Illinois for the specific purpose of trying to change it to something I like better, or that I thought was superior to how it was. That is exactly the attitude of so many nonSoutherners who move to the South and get on city councils, county commissions and other positions of influence -- because of their hyper-inflated sense of superiority (which gives rise to their contempt for Southerners to whom the South belongs), in order to fix what ain't broke. They just want to change it because they don't like it.
"BTW, when I commented on this on her site, she of course refused to post my comment."Haven't received a comment from you, Mr. Young. It is not in the spam filter, and there was no notice of your comment emailed to me by Blogger. This is the second time you've claimed you left a comment that I never got. Maybe you accidentally hit "preview" instead of "publish"?
Obviously, if I receive it, I have no problem posting and addressing it, since I actually brought your comments from another blog to Backsass, posted them here, and addressed them.
You are blinded by your pro-immigrant, anti-native (especially anti-white-native) bias. And you can't even see it. But then, isn't that what blinded means? Can't see?
I don't suppose you happened to notice all the crap that went on in that Charlottesville meeting you and your buddies at Levin's flog failed to acknowledge in your eagerness to trash the Virginia Flaggers. Like, ignoring the filthy mouthed Filipino woman who implied that "her country" is not the United States.... Like, y'all's pretending to not know how Karen Cooper's comments related to the Lee-Jackson holiday issue...
These are example of y'all's self-inflicted blind spots. And they occurred in an online community that runs high to edumucated accumudemics who ought to easily discern the connection -- but of course, when one is serving an agenda, it can, and frequently does, get in the way of truth and common sense and intellectual integrity.
Over on Kevin's flog, Andy Hall sez, "I wondered how long it would be before some Flagger publicly referred to Charlottesville Mayor Huja, who is Sikh, as a “raghead.” Turns out, not long. Confederate Heritage advocates: they are exactly who you thought the were."
Here's the link he includes: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/confederate-pride-rado-show
I noodled around over there looking for the reference, but never found it.
It's telling that Andy posted a very non-specific link instead and the very nonspecific "some Flagger" instead of plainly saying, "Ten Confederate (or twenty, or a thousand or ten thousand) Flaggers called Mayor Huja a raghead."
Note that he goes from "some Flagger" -- singular -- to "Confederate Heritage advocates" -- plural. That's deliberate deception in my book, without identifying them or quantifying them.
I also find it interesting how Andy -- like Liberty Lamp and Spelunker and Simpson -- knows about all these racist Confederate sites I never knew existed -- and likely most heritage folks don't know exist. I guess these floggers have lots of free time to loaf and surf looking for tiny morsels of racism to smear the entire heritage community with. I thought Andy had a job, but maybe he's retired and has time on his hands....
In any case, their familiarity with sites so many heritage folks don't know about is likely because they themselves are eaten UP with race -- and with hatred for heritage folks.
What Andy is apparently blind to (heritage-haters have lotsa blind spots) is all the heritage folks who didn't refer to Mayor Huja that way. How many didn't do it as opposed to how many did? Isn't how many didn't as important as how many did?
That doesn't matter to Andy. He's happy to smear the large innocent group with the small guilty group (or the single guilty individual) without a twinge of conscience.