Being Fair to a Defender of the Faith

George Purvis had a lot to say in response to my April Fool’s post on the SCV.  In his replies he confessed that he had not read the Constitution, defended acts of white supremacist terrorism, and claimed that enslaved blacks were citizens while avoiding other questions.

George is vice president of SHAPE (Southern Heritage Advancement Preservation and Education).

As George contributed to this blog, he asked that his comments be posted unedited.  They have not been edited by me.  However, it seems that WordPress had a problem with one of his responses, because, while it showed up on the administration page of the website, it did not appear on the blog as it was submitted.

Here is the comment as it was originally submitted:

Again it is fact not opinion!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!







Thank you, George.

8 thoughts on “Being Fair to a Defender of the Faith

  1. Corey Meyer April 4, 2011 / 7:04 pm

    I see you have met George…he love to haunt The Blood of My Kindred as well.

  2. Al Mackey April 4, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    He’s obviously a Yankee plant designed to make southrons look like fools.

    • Brooks D. Simpson April 5, 2011 / 9:33 am

      I tend to agree. Few people post on his forum board, and you will notice the silence from other supporters of the faith (although they also fail to disavow him). Best to allow him to speak for himself, so other folks can see him for who he is. That task has been accomplished, and so we move on.

      • Andy Hall April 5, 2011 / 10:09 am

        I’ve noticed that, as well. Some of the most vociferous defenders of Southron Heritage™ get very, very little response from their readers, and those that do are often of the self-congratualtory, “yeah! You told ’em!” sort. If one measure of a blog or discussion forum’s value is the discussions its posts engender, some of the loudest, shrillest heritage websites are also the most barren, an angry man or woman shouting into the wind.

        One example: A week or so ago, George put up a post on his own forum, explaining how he’d ” ‘sapnked’ my butt” on a thread over at Dead Confederates. I’m sure it was cathartic for him to do so, but as of now, eight days later, it’s generated ten views and no follow-up comments. Folks like that are loud and shrill, but I’m dubious about whether they actually reach as many folks as they think they do.

        • Brooks D. Simpson April 5, 2011 / 10:25 am

          Apparently George understands this, which is why he appears on these blogs. He can’t drive traffic to his own site. He sure does wonders for my hit count, however, testimony to the notion that some people enjoy back-and-forth more than they do reflective discussion. Still, he’s no Harold Holzer.

  3. Neil Hamilton April 4, 2011 / 10:19 pm

    So many question marks, and so little history!

    • Brooks D. Simpson April 5, 2011 / 10:29 am

      My impression is that we’ve been treated to George at the top of his game, doing the best he can to the full extent of his abilities. We should expect no less, and we should expect no more.

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