Too Funny to Pass Up

“The Civil War, in other words, is a cover for the subject that truly interests proYankee bloggers: white Southern evil.”

Consider the source … Connie Chastain, aka Connie Ward, a person who embraces the League of the South and all it stands for.  Just check the links on her blog.

9 thoughts on “Too Funny to Pass Up

  1. Barky August 14, 2011 / 6:07 am

    I found it ironic that a pro-confederacy group would quote the Declaration of Independence’s clause “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.” The slave-holding south conveniently missed that little blurb, didn’t they??

    • Lyle Smith August 14, 2011 / 1:04 pm

      I’d argue it’s not too ironic since the slave owning Thomas Jefferson primarily wrote the Declaration of Independence and he was as much an intellectual father of the Confederacy as anybody else. The Confederacy, broadly speaking, was simply an attempt to maintain the Jeffersonian status quo, i.e. Jefferson’s America. So of course Confederates and their latter day apologists turn to the work of Thomas Jefferson for intellectual succor.

  2. marcferguson August 14, 2011 / 6:16 am

    How many times can these people recycle the phrase “dirty little secret”?

  3. Brooks D. Simpson August 14, 2011 / 12:37 pm

    Connie just wants to duck questions. She is too timid to stand beside her support of the League of the South or to carry on sustained scholarly debate. All she does is rant and go off on tangents, and that’s why I can’t take her seriously on a number of levels, most of all as a representative voice concerned about understanding and representing southern heritage.

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 14, 2011 / 6:31 pm

      She’s entitled to her opinion, although she has no basis on which to assume anything about my political views. Most people I know would laugh at the notion that I’m a leftist. It’s just a mindless rant that makes some reckless leaps of logic, and that’s why it deserves nothing in the way of a detailed response.

      Besides, Connie Chastain’s real intent is to distract people from her embrace of the League of the South and all it stands for. Given her own obsessions, that’s not surprising.

      People who know me know I don’t suffer fools gladly, to be kind. But I was amused as well as astonished by her declaration. Once is enough.

  4. Connie Chastain August 21, 2011 / 3:13 pm

    I have as much basis for assumin’ stuff about your political views as you have for assumin’ stuff about mine. If you think you know so much, who do you imagine I voted for in the most recent presidential race? BTW, where have I called *you* a leftist. Do you so identify with the academic world that you take personally any criticism of it?

    I embrace the League of the South and all it stands for? Proof, please?

    I thought you were finished with us. But since making that declaration, and having your buddies Corey Meyer and Andy Hall jump on your bandwagon, you’ve posted about us at least twice… Just can’t quit us, can you?

    Since you’re so interested about me an’ the League, I’ll post something about this soon. Let me give you something to chew on ahead of time, so you’ll be ready for it. You do know it’s possible to agree with someone about something without suddenly and automatically totally agreeing with them about everything? (It’s possible I might even agree with you on a thing or two.) You do know it is possible for people to be members of some organization without them all becoming mental clones, automatons unable to think individually?

    Keep monitorin’ my blog, now, you hear?


    • Brooks D. Simpson August 21, 2011 / 3:51 pm

      Apparently you don’t read your own blog, Connie/ConnieReb/Connie Ward/Connie Chastain, which cuts down the potential readership significantly. You don’t see the link you provided to the League of the South. Now you say you don’t support it. Fine. Then tell us where you disagree with Dr. J. Michael Hill’s recent address, which I discussed here. Be specific. I don’t have the time or inclination to put up with more of your silly foolishness.

      You’ve also launched a confused attack on Arizona State University, as if I’m somehow responsible for everything that happens at ASU … but when you associate with the League of the South on your blog, you reserve the right to dissent. Perhaps you might catch the slip in your own “logic.” As for the academic world, you betray no understanding of it, and as you seem to hold me responsible for it, it’s funny to hear you question why I defend it. As you say, “You do know it is possible for people to be members of some organization without them all becoming mental clones, automatons unable to think individually?” Apparently you don’t think it’s possible, because that’s the underlying assumption about your misfires at ASU.

      I see that your buddies and you monitor my blog often. I’ve gone on to other subjects, because frankly you’re ridiculous. I guess you felt ignored, because your buddies and you are still ranting away, and you decided to wait and wait and wait before commenting in order to draw attention to yourself once more. So I’ve offered you the courtesy of a reply and a chance to explain your support of the League of the South. If you can’t do that, then I see no reason to give you any more attention.

    • Brooks D. Simpson August 22, 2011 / 9:40 am

      On second thought … Connie, since you seem to have trouble answering why you endorse the League of the South and its views (as evidenced by your latest blog of recycled rants), you’ve reminded me that to give you more attention here would be a waste of time. That’s a useful lesson. Enough with your silly foolishness. You abused your chance to excuse your embrace of unacceptable ideas of violence and racism. You have your own blog so your dozen devoted readers can hear you claim that you don’t really like the League of the South, although you promote it, while you make manifest your continuing obsessions with certain bloggers as a way to avoid posting about your own undeveloped views (since July 6, 2011, every one of your blog posts is an attack on another blogger or a response to something you found objectionable in another blog … every single one). Enjoy.

      Trust me, folks, if I really hated the South, wouldn’t I present Ms. Chastain’s lunacy as typical of defenders of (white) southern (Confederate) heritage?

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