Saturday, September 24, 2016

Calling Out Kevin Levin -- Produce the Pledge

...two lost causes, the first being the defeat of an army pledged to establish an independent slaveholding republic... Kevin Levin



Juicy Tidbits from Andy Hall's Hate Blog

In a recent comment thread, Andy quotes one of his visitors: “As a bit of a side note, I can’t help but notice the responses posted by dixie supporters (and heritage types in general) use terms like liberal, PC, socialist, communist, and butthurt in reference to people on the opposite end of this issue. There’s also a lot of unhenged emotion on display.” Andy replies:

Much of that is cliched jargon, repeated so often it doesn’t have much real meaning anymore.
 Really? Kinda like right wingnut, fascist, racist, white supremacist, extremist, inbred hick, toothless redneck, etc. Kind of like those words that don't have much real meaning anymore, especially when they are wrongly applied so the name-caller can get some warm-fuzzies of "moral superiority?

Confederate heritage, as it manifests itself online, is what academics would call a form of cultural, political, and religious tribalism. It’s about both defining one’s own group, as well as the “other” — the latter, in this case, being political correctness, liberals, communists, academics, craven politicians, Black Lives Matter, etc. If you follow these folks on social media, you’ll see that they spend a lot of their time identifying and targeting various people and organizations who (they’ve decided have betrayed them in one way or another. Vanderbilt University, Jack Daniels whiskey, and the Southern Baptist Convention have all been added to the list recently. It’s a very long list

And if you listen to liberals, leftists, you will hear people -- oh, say, the Democratic candidate for president -- claim that conservatives, traditionalists, Christians, Southerners, etc., are "deplorables" -- racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, xenophobic -- but of course, people like Andy and his blog visitor probably think that the reverse namecalling is accurate and thus okay. (It isn't accurate. Most of the people labeled as "racist," and these other epithets, are not

I note that y'all spend a lot of time "following" and obsessing over heritage folks on social media. Don't y'all have lives of your own? I follow some of these people on social media because I'm part of the heritage community, and I think Andy is seeing what he wants to see and expects to see, and his expectations makes them materialize. Most of what he calls "identifying and targeting" usually occurs after some big media splash, like Kaepernick getting his 15 minutes of fame, or, with heritage folks, after some piece of our heritage is targeted for vandalism, or worse, removal.

But this still doesn't explain why so many leftist civil-war hate bloggers are so obsessed with heritage supporter, to the point of diving into social media to follow them, and then to write about them on their blogs. Is it truly hate? Or is it jealousy? There's a new meme out that shows a Confederate flag with the caption, "They hate us because they ain't us..."  So why zero in on Southern heritage people? There are groups out there that are far more racist, far more homophobic, far more sexist... why not pour over their Tweets and Facebook groups?

Andy continues,

They often assure each other that their movement enjoys wide and deep support, and that a day of reckoning will soon come when the Sons and Daughters of the South will rise up in their millions and put an end to the cultural genocide supposedly being inflicted on the South.
It may happen yet, Andy. Southerners really are fed up with being made the scapegoats for a country where other regions are as bad or worse. But people have to work, to make a living, and being called a racist in the South, even when it's not true, can have serious repercussions. If those repercussions ever lighten or disappear, you can bet people will be much more vocal about their affinity for, and support of, their region and its heritage and culture.

But in truth, these very loud folks are very few in number, and while they believe passionately in their cause, all they are really accomplishing is to isolate themselves further and further from the rest of the world.
Ah, if that were true, you, Levin, Simpson, "RBLee" and numerous others wouldn't have blogs...  Leftist blogs that purport to be about the "civil war" are really about culture, race, politics TODAY, and if the people you all target and marginalize on your blogs were to disappear into isolation, you and your buddies would freak out with withdrawal....

Andy, you and your commenter buddy might want to consider checking your arrogance and judgmentalness to a reasonable, human level. Those feed hatred...  And hating is just as wrong for you as it is for some hood-donning Klucker....

Friday, September 23, 2016

For Shoshona Bee (if she has the guts to read it)

The first to plead his case seems right, Until another comes and examines him.  Proverbs 18:17
After Buzzy Bee read Simpson's basically dishonest post about my Chastain kinsman and the Cherokee removal, she posted this:
Oh, wow. All sorts of clever remarks come to mind such as: The apple that did not fall far from the tree sure knows how to cherry-pick ancestry.
I shredded Simpson's post AND the claims he made about me in a comment thread at XRoads. Of course, I don't expect Buzz will be receptive to the truth. Nevertheless, I'll give it a go.  Copied below is a post I made after his hit piece on my ancestor appeared at XRoads -- and it includes Simpson's original hit piece. I'm bringing the whole thing over here so Buzz (and anyone else) won't be put off by the trouble of having to click a link and go to the original post....


Friday, August 3, 2012

How a Professor of History Does ... History?

Bear with me, folks. This is going to be a long one.

On April 15, on his Crossroads blog, Brooks Simpson, professor of history at Arizona State University, posted this:

Support for Southern Separatism

He quoted the blog titled The Catholic Knight which included this passage:

"I do confess to having a strong biological connection to Southern culture through my mother, both in Southern English, Irish and Scottish descent, as well as a strong Cherokee ancestry which is deeply connected to Southern history."
Simpson snidely remarked,

"Someone ought to fill him in on who advocated the removal of the Cherokee Nation."
Implying (1) he didn't know and (2) having both Southern and Cherokee ancestry/heritage requires a person to choose one and reject the other.

I addressed this the following day, April 16, in the comments following Simpson's post:

Are you saying *you know* he doesn’t know who advocated removal? How do you know? He probably does know, and it probably doesn’t change things for him any more than it does for me. I have ancestors on several of the feds’ Cherokee census rolls — The 1817 Emigration Roll; the 1835 Henderson Roll; the 1851 Siler Roll; the 1852 Chapman Roll; the 1883 Hester Roll; and the 1909 Guion Miller Roll, and perhaps others. My grandmother is listed on the last two named here. She received payment from the feds in compensation for some offense or other it committed against her and her Cherokee ancestors. Twenty dollars in gold. She bought a sewing machine with it. Her relatives and descendants all self-identify as Southerners. It’s a Southern thang. New Yawkers can’t understand.
The verbal cowplops from Simpson and his "diversity"-worshiping and "tolerant" comment-drones were as filthy and smelly as they usually are:

Simpson: Thanks for admitting that you fashion a version of southern heritage to fit your own political agenda. Your ignorance of Indian removal, something instigated in the case of the Cherokee first by white Georgians seeking to make money from a gold strike, is stunning but not surprising. So in this case you confess you know nothing about your own heritage. Let’s keep that in mind the next time you tell people about the need to defend southern heritage … because you can’t remember your own.
(I admitted no such thing. I confessed no such thing. I simply documented my Cherokee ancestors and noted that they and their descendants identified as Southerners. But then, I can't find a better illustrator than Simpson that ... .liars gotta lie.)

John Foskett: Well, Connie is as confused about the Cherokee Removal as she is about Confederate history. As you point out, the Cherokees were ultimately forced to leave as a result of the Georgia Gold Rush, which saw white Georgians grabbing Cherokee ancestral lands. So what’s the “Southern Heritage” here – that of the Cherokees who ended up in present-day Oklahoma or that of the folks who drove them out and who stayed home in Georgia? Ironically, the most vociferous opposition to the removal came from the North. Must be a case of “Northern Heritage”.
Plop, plop, stink, stink.

Astute readers will note that my post didn't even address the Cherokee removal (** see my comment at the end of this post) except to note that it didn't change my self-identifying as a Southerner. The salient point, which Simpson and Foskett grandly, and dishonestly. ignored, was "Her [my grandmother's] relatives and descendants all self-identify as Southerners."

On April 17, one day later, Simpson posted this on his blog:

Connie Chastain’s Family Heritage: A House Divided
by Brooks D. Simpson
Although Connie Chastain has changed the status of her Facebook group to closed, she continues to provide ample opportunity for readers of this blog to comment on her views … because she’s a frequent visitor and commenter here (it’s as if she’s never gone away). Recently she brought attention to her Cherokee ancestry, much as she’s in the past highlighted her family ties to Elijah Webb Chastain, a member of Congress from 1851 to 1855.
There is, of course, more to the story.
Elijah W. Chastain’s father, Benjamin Chastain, was born in North Carolina, moved to South Carolina, and then moved again to Georgia, where he served in the Georgia state legislature intermittently between 1826 and 1834. He also served as an Indian agent in the Toccoa Falls area. Fort Chastain was named after him: it was established to assist in the removal of the Cherokee from Georgia along the Trail of Tears. As one source put it, Benjamin Chastain “worked to help round up the Indians for the Trail of Tears.”

Connie Chastain delights in telling us of her Cherokee heritage. But she’s declined to reveal the role of some of the members of her family tree in deporting other members of her family tree … or perhaps she never knew about it. Now she does. Who do you think you are, Connie?

This is what we call history, not heritage.

By the way, some family members suggest that another Elijah in the Chastain family had a Cherokee mistress.


This, of course, elicited more smelly verbal cowplops from his myrmidons -- and, surprisingly, a few criticisms of Simpson. A sampling

John Foskett: Not surprisingly, facts get in the way of a good family tradition. Or “heritage”. Connie started off okay in the “Southern and Romantic Fiction” category. It’s when she branched into “heritage” that things began to unravel. Once you depart the realm of fiction you need to get a good grasp on facts. That hasn’t happened here, all too obviously.
Brooks D. Simpson: She can celebrate whatever her little heart desires. But surely you would not want us to overlook the truth of the matter, right? That’s the difference between heritage and history.
Mike Moore, a Southern Facebook friend of mine posted:

So Comrade Simpson…can you elaborate on just where she has spoken or written an untruth about this issue?
Simpson replied:

I’m simply providing a more complete historical context.
Oh, really? LOL. Continue reading, folks, and let's just see how "more complete" Simpson's "historical context" is. But first, back to the comment thread. One of the commenters suggested:

"Perhaps posting about another’s ancestry is taking a personal confrontation just a bit too far? Especially if it is intended as a form of insult or belittlement?"
Simpson replied:

Neil–if posting a more complete story about the actual heritage of someone who has posted much about heritage is a form of insult or belittlement, then I find that assessment curious. Would you rather be misled by fantasy masquerading as “heritage”?
(There it is again -- Simpson's claim of posting a "more complete story" -- don't forget that, gentle readers. As for "fantasy masquerading as heritage" -- whose fantasy? Mine or the federal government's, whose Indian agents put my ancestors' names on the Cherokee census rolls?)

Connie’s brought her heritage into the discussion. She’s also brought into the discussion heritage versus ancestry, and it was she who mentioned her Cherokee ties. She opened the door. Presenting a fuller historical context helps illustrates the practical complexity of certain claims. History’s messy that way.
(There's another phrase to remember, folks -- Presenting a fuller historical context... As for history being messy -- maybe it depends on who is presenting history, and how they present it and -- as we shall see -- why they present it.)

But there are some people who would prefer to evade that issue by making every disagreement or discussion into a clash of personalities.
(Who's the one who started the clash with the snarky and highly personal insult: "Someone ought to fill him in on who advocated the removal of the Cherokee Nation"?)

Later, Simpson posts,

"And that’s the difference between heritage and history. Some people are all about heritage, which, as Connie freely admits, she shapes to serve her own personal agenda.
(I've admitted no such thing, freely or otherwise. Again, Simpson demonstrates that liars gotta lie.)

I prefer to explore history, and one of the results of that exploration is to show the complex relationship between heritage and history … including the dark stuff in the closet, which includes the Trail of Tears.
(This is an absolute SCREAM, folks, considering what I post later in this thread. Explore history to show complex relationships? Or show some and ignore some and twist some in order to attempt to embarrass somebody you don't like?)

As Connie opened the door in referring to her Cherokee connections, I found it remarkable to observe the history involved. If one would rather embrace the whitewashed fantasy known as made-to-order heritage, then to each his or her own.
(And if one would rather embrace partial and/or twisted history in order to embarrass somebody they don't like, then to each his own.)

Somebody named Sid posted:

"Brooks…me thinks you have a lot of spare time on your hands."
Simpson replied:

Not at all. It was a very simple piece of research. I am just efficient....
(Simple especially when you only post part of it .... )

So let's recap what Simpson says he found....

"As one source put it, Benjamin Chastain 'worked to help round up the Indians for the Trail of Tears.'"

The source, presumably, is the website Chastain Central, which notes, "Chastain Central was advised by Georgia historian Ethelene Dyer Jones that Fort Chastain was in what is now Fannin County, but was then Union County. She continues, "The fort was near the convergence of Star Creek with the Toccoa River in what became Fannin County. The site of Ft. Chastain was covered by the waters of Blue Ridge Lake. Benjamin Chastain, who was sent as an Indian agent, opened the first post office in 1837 in what later became Fannin County, called the Tuckahoe Post Office. The fort was named for him and he worked to help round up the Indians for the Trail of Tears. I did a good bit of research on this person, father of Elijah Webb Chastain."

Interestingly, I can find no source documentation for Jones' claims that Benjamin Chastain helped "to round up the Indians for the Trail of Tears," even among her own writings online. Even more interestingly, Simpson doesn't mention this! What a surprise, huh!

Excerpts from Jones's book, Through Mountain Mists, are online.

Here is an excerpt about Benjamin Chastain

And here is an excerpt about Ft. Chastain and the Indian Removal

Jones tells us Benjamin Chastain "was appointed" an agent to the Cherokee. She doesn't say by whom, but presumably he "was appointed" by the federal government during the Jackson administration.

She also says that the building and operation of a fort at the Toccoa River and Star Creek was a task "assigned" to Benjamin Chastain." Again, no identity of the "assigner" given, but presumably it was an agency of the federal government.

In "Fort Chastain and Indian Removal," Jones gives a description of the conditions in which the Cherokee were held in the removal forts prior to their departure on the Trail of Tears, but she does not substantiate that these were the conditions at Ft. Chastain. Presumably, we are just supposed to think that this description fits the Cherokee "held" at Fort Chastain.

However, other information about the fort, and the removal itself, cast doubt that Jones's description applied to Fort Chastain. (Simpson, of course, gleefully posted Jones's description without noting the doubts, so strong was his determination to embarrass me.)

First, Fort Chastain wasn't a "fort" at all. There were no buildings, no stockade, in which to confine the captives. Jones says the operation of this fort "was assigned" to Benjamin Chastain, but records indicate that others (rather incompetent others) actually operated the, um, facility. From Georgia Trail of Tears

Chastain’s Station
County: Fannin
City: Blue Ridge
National Register of Historic Places: No
Local Designation: None.
State Designation: None.
Site Significance:

One of 15 removal posts in Georgia, Chastain's was one of five that were never stockaded. Its proximity to the North Carolina mountains where the most numerous conservative Cherokees lived made the post particularly important to the Georgia governor. The post was assigned to the Eastern Military District commanded by Gen. Abraham Eustis. Lt. Col. Camp commanded three infantry companies who were sent to a post "near Chastain's." One of the three was Capt. John Fowler’s DeKalb County militia company.

While Capt. Peake and his Tennessee company waited at the post for the Georgia companies, Gen. Charles Floyd received reports of their disorderly behavior, drunkenness, and tardiness. Floyd alerted Eustis and Camp resigned his command. The three companies remained at the post until relieved some time after the removal from Georgia was completed. They reported back to Gen. Floyd.

In 1930 a dam was completed across the Toccoa River forming Lake Blue Ridge and inundating the sites of Benjamin Chastain’s and the camp nearby.

Significant Dates: May 11, 1838 - July 5, 1838
Significant Persons:
Benjamin Chastain, store owner
Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Camp
A. P. Bush, Quartermaster, 2nd Regiment, GA Foot
Capt. John W. Fowler

Store owner? Store owner? But-but-but what about "rounding up" the Cherokees?

Here's some more very interesting information about "Fort" Chastain from Cherokee Removal: Forts Along the Georgia Trail of Tears by Sarah Hill (A joint partnership between The National Park Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Historic Preservation Division)

The encampment at Chastain’s raises so many questions that the absence of records about the post has proven particularly frustrating. It seems the post’s establishment was not initially planned. No mention was made of northeast Georgia until late May when other companies were already underway with their collection of prisoners. The assignment of three companies to Chastain’s indicates the expectation of a high number of prisoners, yet the late assignment and failure of command suggest a lack of attention about their capture. The delayed arrival of Gen. Eustis to his command at Ft. Butler exacerbated the problems since no one was sufficiently near to monitor the post’s establishment. Most puzzling of all was the behavior of and toward the commander, Lt. Col. Benjamin Camp, whose leadership and discipline failed from the very beginning. Yet he was allowed to pass from Ft. Buffington to Ft. Floyd and on to Union County, with complaints following him along the route. Although he resigned his commission, it is surprising that he did not face a court martial. The discovery of additional papers, particularly those of Gen. Eustis, will be a welcome addition to this body of literature about the removal of Indians from Chastain’s.
Hill's account of this "station" or "encampment" (not fort) is found beginning on Page 46 of this document:

Interesting things to note. There was no stockade at this "fort" -- apparently no buildings at all. There was a "lack of attention" to the capture of prisoners (Cherokees) and a "failure of command" in that endeavor. And note -- Benjamin Chastain is not mentioned even once in this short narrative HISTORY.

It's possible that the "fort" (or encampment) may not have even been on Benjamin Chastain's land, as Hill notes, "In anticipation of the 1838 removal, Ft. Hetzel was established in Ellijay and a military encampment was proposed for Union County 'near Chastain's.'"

"Near" is not "on."

Chastain Central further notes: "... Chastain's is listed on page 22 as one of five posts that were not fortified. In fact, page 47 states that there is no record of any construction at Chastain's Encampment, and that the circumstances of the camp make significant construction unlikely. The late arrival of the militia there makes barracks unlikely, and there was no need for stables since the militia was infantry. Storage facilities would be necessary, but the report speculates that they may have used Benjamin Chastain's buildings for that."

According to the Georgia Trail of Tears website Chastain station operated from May 11, 1838 to July 5, 1838 and Benjamin Chastain's name is not listed among those of the officials who operated the encampment.

I mention all this not to exonerate my kinsman -- I don't know what his involvement was in all that, and I don't really care. But I do note that primary source documentation seems to indicate little to no involvement by him.

No, the reason I mention all this is to demonstrate the sloppy scholarship, the leaving-out parts of history that don't fit with the "historian's" agenda of personal attack -- and the indication of questionable ethics that underlie it all, stemming from personal animosity. I mention it to show something about Simpson's claims.

These claims --

" would not want us to overlook the truth of the matter, right? That’s the difference between heritage and history ... I’m simply providing a more complete historical context ... if posting a more complete story about the actual heritage of someone who has posted much about heritage is a form of insult or belittlement, then I find that assessment curious. Would you rather be misled by fantasy masquerading as “heritage”? ... Presenting a fuller historical context helps illustrates the practical complexity of certain claims. History’s messy that way ... I prefer to explore history, and one of the results of that exploration is to show the complex relationship between heritage and history"
-- are not only complete and total bullcrap -- they're smelly, slimy flat-out lies.

Is this how they do history at Arizona State University? Putting forth statements that have no source documentation? Ignoring documentation that doesn't estblish what you want established?

Simpson's lying-by-omission about someone's personal history, motivated by some kind of personal internet vendetta, establishes that his ethics are questionable -- just as the lies sprinkled liberally throughout his personal blog establish the same thing. And if ethics are questionable in one place, they're questionable, period. Which means ... how many lies has he told about the civil war and Southern heritage -- by omission or otherwise?

**Foskett and Simpson deliberately ignoring the point of my comment -- that my grandmother's descendants self-identified as Southerners -- in order to claim I knew nothing about the Cherokee removal, is particularly skanky evidence of a lack of ethics. In fact, I researched the Trail of Tears for a keepsake notebook I wrote for a family reunion of my father and his brothers back in 2000 or so.... As for the $20 in gold my grandmother received from the feds -- I don't know if that was compensation for her grandparents being sent west on 'the March" as my father called it (the Trail of Tears) or some other reason. The government compensated Indians for several reasons.

I also discovered information about Ft. Chastain at that time, so I've known for 12 years or so that there is no evidence that Benjamin Chastain "rounded up" Cherokees -- and that there is evidence that other people did so, and that the "fort" was named "Chastain" probably because it was adjacent to Benjamin's property.... But I guess if your aim is to smear somebody, if you are folks like Foskett and Simpson, truth is a triviality you can dispense with....

Shoshana Bee, have you got the guts and the intellectual honesty to recognize the truth about my claims here, and the utter mendacity of Simpson's?  His repeated false claims of "providing more" ...  more historical context,  a more complete story -- and the utterly risible claim that he "prefers to explore history" -- but then leaves out historical information easily found online because it doesn't fit with the narrative he's putting forth.... Why didn't he IDENTIFY the "source" that claimed Benjamin Chastain“worked to help round up the Indians for the Trail of Tears.” Don't historians know that sources should be IDENTIFIED? Why didn't he mention that Benjamin Chastain's name was not mentioned at all in Sarah Hill's history of "Fort Chastain", and not listed among the officials who operated the encampment on the Georgia Trail of Tears website? It's risible to imagine a HISTORY PROFESSOR (who claimed to be efficient at research) could have somehow missed this easily found information.

I'll tell you why. He didn't "miss" it. He IGNORED IT because it would interfere with the narrative he was constructing -- fabricating, actually -- for the sole purpose of trying to embarrass me. It didn't work, of course, because I already knew about "Fort Chastain." I had found information about it online myself years before, as I said, when I was putting together a notebook for the last reunion of my father and his brothers, and I knew Benjamin Chastain did not "round up Cherokees."

Just try not to get too distressed that I -- a two-bit racist hag -- am morally superior to the lying, deceitful, cyber-stalking bully "professor" you have such misplaced respect for....

Thursday, September 22, 2016

The Histrionics of Shoshana Bee (and Dimmy's Dullness)

Back in late August, Simpson posted at his blog another hate-filled, cut-throat, full-of-lies attack on the Virginia Flaggers -- with an occasional lie about me.  That post generated the usual smug, self-back-patting comments from his peanut gallery, a part of which is posted below. Most of the comments in the excerpt, but not all, were made by a Shoshana Bee (aka "Buzz,"), a leftist who travels the circuit of civil war blogs to post comments which sometimes include attacks on Confederate heritage supporters.

Before we get to Buzzy's pompous melodrama, let's look once again at how Simpson lies... how trippingly the hate and fraud flows from his keyboard. This is typical of the tone he sets at his blog...encouraging his peanut gallery to be as unscrupulous and as offensive as he is....
It is evident that Chastain’s claims of impaired health do not prevent her from posting extensively elsewhere, calling into question her assertion that she no longer blogs due to health concerns. (I have not asserted, claimed or said I no longer blog due to health concerns.) I see no reason to reproduce examples of her crude language and vile temper in my comments section. (But he has no problem linking to the utter filth that the cowardly anonymous blogger writes and posts at Restoring the Honor, or okaying Shoshana Bee's crude language and vile temper in his comments section. I guess crude and vile and filth are okay when HIS side does them.) Apparently she’s looking for a larger audience than she can attract on her own while hiding her views from people who might be interested in reading her novels (an admittedly small number).  (I'm not hiding my views from anyone. My author site links to my portal, which links to all my websites and blogs including Facebook and Twitter. So one wonders how he conceptualizes "hiding her views...."  Apparently the number of people interested in my novels, and posting positive reviews of them, stuck in Simpson's craw so bad, he made up a series of false and deceitful Amazon IDs and posted fraudulent reviews of my books, all out of his lust to hurt me and my books, because that's just how he rolls. The reviews are fraudulent because at the time he posted them, he had admitted he had not read them.)  After all, most people don’t want to buy and read books written by a bigot. (Well, apparently, some people buy and read his, and he is a colossal bigot -- and a hater to boot!) She’s an embarrassment to Confederate heritage even as she claims that she is one of its most important spokespersons.  (I've never made that claim, either. Is Simpson's hate, his desire to hurt, interfering with the functioning of his brain and making him lie? Or could it just be early onset Alzheimer's?)
Now back to Shoshana Bee. In this thread, Dimmy Jickkk mentions the "conversation" I had with him about my Cherokee ancestry (see previous Backsass entry).

Shoshana Bee
Observing this implosion from the sidelines conjures up a strange mix of a “Lord of the Flies” redux with a dose of schadenfreude on the side.
Brooks D. Simpson
Well, Ms. Chastain has been throwing tantrums all over the place.
Shoshana Bee
Maybe she will come out of “retirement” and write another entertaining blog post? It seems that you are her only muse these days??
Brooks D. Simpson
That’s the problem. Her outrage is our entertainment.
Jimmy Dick
Now KKKonnie is claiming Native American ancestry as proof she isn’t racist. For someone who has identified herself as white, proudly announced her racism for years on multiple blogs, and has no clue whatsoever what Native Americans have been through, I find her claim to be nothing more than the usual attempt to mask her racism.

I think we should let the Cherokee nation know just exactly who she is and what she claims to be and see if they want such a miserable excuse for humanity as a member of their tribe.
Shoshana Bee
WHUT???!! Beeing of half Native ancestry. nothing irritates me more when some two-bit racist hag wants to hide behind our feathers to justify her BS. I will out her sorry arse six ways to September if I see her mug cozying up to our table (I belong to a very large Native social network). What a #$$% coward poser. Geez, I must be out of the loop — I missed that one.
Brooks D. Simpson
You might enjoy this.
Shoshana Bee
Curiosity is killing this Leo: the link did not come through!
Brooks D. Simpson
Shoshana Bee
Oh, wow. All sorts of clever remarks come to mind such as: The apple that did not fall far from the tree sure knows how to cherry-pick ancestry. But what REALLY scares me is that maybe one of my ancestors mixed it up with one of hers when everyone “got together” in Oklahoma. No no no: I don’t need a long lost cause cousin!!
Brooks D. Simpson
Then you’ll enjoy this …
Shoshana Bee
OMG. Don’t scare me like this. I can see it now: I arrive at the next Pow Wow and the whole Chastain branch of tribe is there to greet me. I think I need to go wash my hands and burn some sage.

Although there's a lot here that begs to be addressed, I have to address just a very few peripheral issues, so I can get on with the meat of the post...

I note that the phrase, "a 'Lord of the Flies' redux with a dose of schadenfreude on the side," gives us a stark look at how Buzzy Bee's mind works. The comment, "It seems that you are her only muse these days??" is risible on the face of it (she doesn't know why I'm on blog-hiatus, or the heavily muse-involved projects I'm working on) but Simpson's reply is just too rich: "That’s the problem. Her outrage is our entertainment." Being as how I'm not outraged, their entertainment quotient must be lower than a snake's belly.

But now onto the genuine issue. Dimmy sez, "Now KKKonnie is claiming Native American ancestry as proof she isn’t racist.* For someone who has identified herself as white, proudly announced her racism for years on multiple blogs, and has no clue whatsoever what Native Americans have been through, I find her claim to be nothing more than the usual attempt to mask her racism."

I'm white. Why shouldn't I identify myself that way? I have to check "white" on virtually every medical record I've had to complete, and other forms as well. Maybe Dimmy's phony anti-racist jackassery kicks in when he has to check "white" but that's his problem, not mine.

But here's what I really want to point out. Dimmy's big claim showcases more than his characteristic befuddlement -- it clearly illustrates his cognitive dissonance, which is the "Stress (psychological) or discomfort experienced by an individual who holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or values at the same time (Wikipedia). Cognitive dissonance can lead to irrational decision making, as a person tries to reconcile his conflicting beliefs (Investopedia).

I mean, in the same sentence, he claims I have both "proudly announced" and made "attempts to mask" the very same (nonexistent) thing (racism). And this is a relatively minor contradiction; he's a walking bundle of contradictions (and irrational thinking).

Which is it, Dimmy? Proudly announcing? Or attempted masking? Make up what is jokingly called your mind!

Dimmy then issues this ominous threat: "I think we should let the Cherokee nation know just exactly who she is and what she claims to be and see if they want such a miserable excuse for humanity as a member of their tribe."

Well, do it, Dimmy. Here's the Cherokee Nation's website.   Here's the Government's page. And here is contact info:  And here is the email addy for questions about citizenship and tribal registration:

Now put up or shut up, Dimmy.

But Buzz embellishes her threat with some great theatrics: "WHUT???!! Beeing (sic) of half Native ancestry. nothing irritates me more when some two-bit racist hag wants to hide behind our feathers to justify her BS. I will out her sorry arse six ways to September if I see her mug cozying up to our table (I belong to a very large Native social network). What a #$$% coward poser. Geez, I must be out of the loop — I missed that one."

Two-bit racist hag? What a stark and marvelous display of the reality of the leftist heart... proving the leftist fable of "tolerance" isn't just a fable, it's an outright lie. (Folks, I don't know when I'll get to it, but I'm planning a blog post of all the filthy and hate-filled names and labels I've run across that anti-racist jackasses try to  pin on heritage people, conservatives, Christians, etc. Already collecting the material, and Shoshana Bee's "two-bit racist hag" is at the top of the list.)

Hide behind your feathers?  Not the least bit interested, so keep your feathers, Poka-hontus. I don't hide, period, behind anything. So get on with "outing my sorry arse six ways to September. I can't wait for the legendary outing to begin! Sounds like fun! (I note in passing that obviously, Simpson doesn't mind crude language and vile temper in his comments section, after all -- as long as they're from people who share his ideology.)

I have absolutely ZERO interest in cozying up to any table you are sitting at, Sitting Bull. But It would be interesting to know why you think it is posing or cowardly to obtain government certification of my degree of Indian blood, and a certificate of citizenship in the Cherokee nation.

As for Buzzy Bee's hysteria after reading Simpson's lies about my Chastain kinsman, she makes an empty-headed comment worthy of Dimmy -- "But what REALLY scares me is that maybe one of my ancestors mixed it up with one of hers when everyone “got together” in Oklahoma. No no no: I don’t need a long lost cause cousin."

Poka-hontus, my Cherokee ancestors, except for the one on the Dawes Roll and her direct descendants, all stayed in Georgia... So calm your hysterics, Buzz... There will be five of us with Cherokee citizenship -- my sister, who already has it; myself, and my three nephews. None of us are interested in "pow-wowing." You can wash your hands and burn whatever you like, but it might better serve you to have your heart examined and get the hate amputated....

*(Actually, the issue wasn't so much racism as it was Dimmy's abysmally ignorant claims about minority subcultures. Sed he: "There is no white culture and never has been. Culture in this nation has always included minorities. You and your kind (My kind? Stop your bigotry Dimmy.) just don't want to acknowledge this." To which I replied, "Certainly there is a white culture. There are all kinds of cultures, and white is one of 'em. You'd argue with that? Are you saying they all exist except white? My gosh, Dimmy, I myself am of a nonwhite culture (my grandmother is listed on one, maybe two, Cherokee census rolls taken by the government, and earlier ancestors are on earlier rolls)." This is an acknowledgement, by me, that "....this nation has always included minorities..." proving that Dimmy is a liar.)

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

A Member In Good Standing of the Ugly Left

Various and sundry people who hate Confederate heritage -- and, more to the point, who hate the people who honor, support and promote it -- are clamoring for my attention and begging me, after a fashion, to return to blogging. Unfortunately, I can't really accommodate them right now with a total return to Backsassin'.  But I can take time out to relay some recent experiences and observations my readers will no doubt enjoy.

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There's a leftist, community college teacher in a very, very white section of Missouri, Jimmy Dick, whom I've given the moniker Dimmy Jick (because he really is dim, folks) who loves to (figuratively) point at people, open-mouthed, a la Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and shriek "Racist! White supremacist!" We've encountered each other over the years because I'm a Confederate heritage supporter and he thinks Confederate heritage supporters are all racists and he likes pointing and shrieking at us.  We meet up now and then on various blogs, but I can't say we have actual conversations, because he seems incapable of it.

(Dimmy superbly illustrates my theory that leftist, anti-racist jackasses, as opposed to normal people who disapprove of racial bigotry, screech "Racist!" at heritage folks, conservatives and others hoping to distract from their own racism, particularly those who live the kind of lily-white lives most white supes can only dream of. For example, Dimmy lives in a town and county that are basically 98% white, so it probably wouldn't be all that inaccurate to call him Dimmy Jickkk.)

He's not very articulate and seems lacking in ordinary thinking skills.  Like so many leftists, he substitutes feeling for thinking and blathers emotion instead of cognition. But he's not interested in discussion, anyway. He just wants to point and shriek and name-call. He has even stated he won't read my arguments and opinions -- and presumably those of anyone else he disagrees with -- the perfect illustration of  closed mind ... and a scared one. I can't help but wonder if he once had a normal intellect that is now stifled, dessicated and shriveled from leftism, combined with his hot-air balloon ego, to the point that it can't operate properly.

Recently, he has taken it upon himself to dictate to me, because of my American Indian ancestry, and thus to all American Indians, what they must think, believe, feel, support and not support. And even whether they ARE American Indians.*

It started this way. This, um, teacher took it upon himself to inform me that there is, and always has been, more than just white culture in the USA. I told him I knew that, as I was of one of the country's nonwhite cultures ... my grandmother and several other ancestors appear on the government's various Cherokee census rolls and ..."My sister has recently done genealogical research with the Cherokee so we can obtain tribal membership. Didn't know that, did you? Doesn't fit your fantasy, does it?'

This lofty intellect responds:
"What makes you think the Cherokee would want you as a member? Should we contact them and let them know just who you are and let them see your racism?** ... Here's a secret you don't know. If you identify as white, have no connection to Native Americans other than a piece of paper saying one of your ancestors was a Native America, and have no idea of what reservation life is, you are not a Native American. Don't try to pass yourself off as something you are not. Especially after you made so many racist claims over the years like you have."
Isn't that a scream? A secret ... known only to him. The Cherokee Nation doesn't know it. The US government doesn't know it. Nobody knows it but him.

Well, I had to explain....
LOL, Dimmy!  It doesn't matter what they want. Citizenship laws are what matter. If you meet the criteria set by the Cherokee government, you are in. (BTW, your swaggering claims do not determine who is a native American, and it is funny to watch you blow such totally-devoid-of-authority hot air.) My sister and I meet it (her sons, too). She has already applied for, and been granted, citizenship in the Cherokee nation by the government in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. All that remains for my application is to obtain a birth certificate certified by the state of Georgia, and I'll be a citizen of the Cherokee nation, too. I know that distresses you. hahahaah But ya know what? You don't have anything to do with it, and there's nothing you can do about it.  And it wasn't one ancestor ... it was several generations of them.
I wonder if he was on the phone all day that day, trying to get through to Bill John Baker to tell him not to let me in ...

Yes, this is funny, folks, but it is also sobering to think this strutting blowhard has access to young minds in a college classroom.... 

What's really funny, though, is the part where HE dictates what makes one a Native American -- and with regard to the Cherokee, at least, he gets it exactly wrong. Sez he:
If you identify as white, have no connection to Native Americans other than a piece of paper saying one of your ancestors was a Native American  and have no idea of what reservation life is you are not a Native American.
I don't know about other tribes and nations, but that is exactly what makes one a Cherokee, and eligible for citizenship in the Cherokee Nation -- the "piece of paper" being a ***CDIB card from the Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affais, and a blood ancestor listed on the Final Dawes Roll....

From The Cherokee Phoenix:
The Cherokee Nation does not have a blood quantum for citizenship or for holding office. Citizens only need to have a Cherokee blood ancestor listed on the Final Dawes Rolls.
I have a Cherokee blood ancestor listed on the Final Dawes Rolls.

Notice that there is also no requirement for "having an idea of what reservation life is," either.... I wonder what Dimmy would dictate that one must do to "have an idea" about reservation life? Look it up online? Read a book or see a movie about it? Visit a reservation? Live on a reservation????

If it's the latter, if living on a reservation is required to be a native American, then the vast bulk of native Americans are not native Americans

According to the Census Bureau, the American Indian population is 5.4 million, and 22% of them live on reservations. So if living there is what it takes to "have an idea" of reservation life and thus BE American Indian, 88% of the American Indian population are not American Indians....According to Dimmy Jick....

It's obvious that he doesn't know the Cherokee nation has a website for Cherokee citizens who do not live in Oklahoma. The Nation even has a name for them, "Cherokee at Large" and a website:  Recently, Principal Chief Bill John Baker  traveled to Florida, Texas and California to meet with "off the reservation" Cherokees. Hmmmmm, I wonder if he told them, "Sorry, folks, Dimmy Jick says you aren't native Americans...  Turn in your Cherokee cards...."

Since conditions on reservations approximate third-world hell-holes, my sister thinks because Dimmy "requires" NAs to live there to be true NAs, he wants them to suffer privation, disease and hardship.

This guy is making an utter fool of himself, spouting off with his all-emotion, no-cognition diatribes about things he knows nothing about -- just for the pleasurable but ignorant sensation of namecalling somebody, to let himself off the hook for the same infractions.

He's not the only anti-racist jackass who lives a lily white life. They're all very visible online calling heritage folks racists... Since this subset of heritage haters live a far whiter life than we do, I have concluded that these folks believe you don't have to walk the walk, if you talk the talk. You can live in white utopias with a 2% or less non-white populations, be employed in largely white workplaces, hardly ever come in contact with blacks.... as long as you slander Confederate heritage supporters as white supes and racist haters....

Dimmy Jickkk is one reason, among many, many reasons, why I have no respect for lying leftists, especially those obsessed with harassing, bullying, cyberstalking and lying about heritage people, just to stroke their own morally deficient egos....  Their decades long history of  lies and colossal hypocrisy is why the left is decomposing and putting an noxious pall over America...  ah, but think how refreshing it will be when the stench dissipates!

(Note: I may have another post or two before I return to my break from blogging...)

* Note: I don't always use the politically correct term Native Americans because it is a misnomer. Native means "born here." So everyone born in America is a native American.
** Note: the classic tattle-tale component of the leftist mentality.  Apparently, I'm supposed to take that as some kind of threat and start trembling, and getting cold feet about submitting my application....
***CDIB -- Certified Degree of Indian Blood