Simpson knows this -- has known it a long time, but he prefers to spread disinformation and/or misconceptions (kinda the way he likes writing fraudulent book reviews and posting them on Amazon.com).
1. I am not the webmaster for the Virginia Flaggers.
I routinely upload content they email me to their blog host
(Blogger) but all content is provided by them
A couple of years or so ago, Susan Hathaway contacted me to ask for information
about setting up a blog on Blogger (which hosts all my blogs). I advised
her of some things I had learned working with Blogger, and offered my
help to set up a blog for the Virginia Flaggers. Knowing how busy she
is, I also offered to upload blog posts. I also offered to monitor comments once the
blog went live, but someone else does that.
I have uploaded quite a number of blog entries since then, but others
have also added content. All the posts I have added are identified with
None of the content originates with me and never has, with
the exception of the first post (the Welcome post) and the composition
of post titles when posts come to me (via email) without one. Since post
titles comprise the blog index, I compose the title based on the
2. I am not a spokesperson for the Virginia Flaggers.
Susan Hathaway's statement that she leaves the "heavy hitting" to me was
simply a jocular Facebook acknowledgement that (a) she doesn't read
blog entries, Facebook posts, Tweets, etc., from critics and attackers
and (b) she knows that I not only read them, but defend or
Why Brooks Simpson, presumably an intelligent, educated adult, would
attempt to give this frivolity serious significance is mystifying. In
fact, why he, Andy Hall, Kevin Levin and their followers would pay any
attention at all to Southern heritage groups on Facebook and heritage
activists like the Virginia Flaggers is itself a mystery.
My posts at Backsass, all my other blogs and websites, and on Facebook, Twitter and anywhere else, are my own. Unless otherwise noted, I am always speaking for myself only. Nobody else.
3. I am not a part of the Virginia Flaggers organization.
I enthusiastically support their mission, and I've offered to assist
them in whatever ways I can, but I am not a Virginia Flagger. I live in
Florida, about 900 miles from Richmond, and I have limited contact with
them. If memory serves, I have had about three short telephone
conversations with Susan; other than that, my contact with the group has
been via text messages delivered by email and messaging.