For those of you seeking Connie Chastain’s views on a number of historical issues, I have just the solution: what Connie has said about various across the blogosphere.
Here’s Connie on Hollywood and slavery on a post describing how Leonardo diCaprio felt about portraying a slaveholder in Django Unchained: Here she is defending the Southern Nationalist Network: Here she is characterizing abolitionists: Here she is on racial conflict and Reconstruction: Here she is on the cause of the war: Here she is on how the North could have freed the slaves: Here she is on why the Confederate flag was once not controversial: Here she is on the left and fathers: You might find this discussion revealing. Notice any familiar patterns?
Now, for those of you interested in such things, Connie often repeats the same sort of claims. She denounces the United States for having no moral right to invade the Confederacy; she has a list of cities and towns destroyed by the evil Yankees during the war; and she likes to quote Julia Ward Howe on race. Those curious about such rants can explore the internet on their own.
It’s generally conceded that Connie Chastain has issues, to be kind. Yet this is the person who sometimes poses as the spokesperson of a certain Confederate heritage group. We’ve paid attention to her recently (perhaps too much in the eyes of some) to give folks a taste of exactly what sort of person she is. Her own blog displays an increasing sense of desperation and bitterness, now verging into fantasies about violence and victimization.
This is the person the Virginia Flaggers trust with their blog. They have no problem with what she believes. Remember that the next time they tell you that it is heritage, not hate.