We believe that these mass killings and the threat of more mass killings have become a problem that must be addressed, even as we are aware that it will be a difficult process that will rouse intense debate. But for someone to rant about San Bernardino as a way to attack Islam while ignoring what sparked Dylann Roof (enamored of the Confederacy) and Michael Hill & Pat Hines (see above), to say nothing of complete silence concerning Colorado Springs … well, it’s just more evidence that Connie Chastain isn’t outraged about mass murders (actual and threatened) unless she can cultivate her bigotry.First, the horror in San Bernardino was an instance of Islamic jihad, and it deserves to be attacked.
Second, Dylann Roof was not enamored of the Confederacy. That is a huge lie perpetrated by those wishing to use his mass murders to wage war on Confederate heritage and people who honor it. His "manifesto" doesn't contain the words "Confederacy" or "Confederate" at all. Not once. Zero, zip, nada. The closest he comes to mentioning it is this rambling, unfocused paragraph:
Only a fourth to a third of people in the South owned even one slave. Yet every White person is treated as if they had a slave owning ancestor. This applies to in the states where slavery never existed, as well as people whose families immigrated after slavery was abolished. I have read hundreds of slaves narratives from my state. And almost all of them were positive. One sticks out in my mind where an old ex-slave recounted how the day his mistress died was one of the saddest days of his life. And in many of these narratives the slaves told of how their masters didnt even allowing whipping on his plantation.
Aside from this single paragraph about Southern slavery, he had a couple of pictures made holding a Confederate stick flag, and a couple of other pictures where flags appeared on items in the background.
Sorry, that does not even begin to meet the definition of "enamored," and saying so is not ignoring what "sparked" Dylann Roof. It is clearing up a falsehood.
You wanna see enamored? Take a look at Simpson's 338 posts and/or comments about the Virginia Flaggers.
Third, I haven't ignored Michael Hill and Pat Hines, far from it.
Fourth, I wonder what Simpson would have me say about Colorado Springs, and why he thinks my saying nothing about it is significant or even relevant to the discussion. But to humor him, I'll say something: The shooter was a lunatic, okay?
I will add that if complete silence about Colorado Springs is evidence of not being outraged about mass murder, Simpson is not outraged about mass murder because there was no mention of Colorado Springs on Crossroads until this post where he is falsely using it to accuse me of bigotry.
Well, we're almost finished with Simpson's icky post... one more blog entry ought to finish it. Then we'll deal with some of the comments by his floggerette sick-o-fants....