It’s been quite a day for Connie Chastain and her obsessive stalking of people she doesn’t like … a day with a double dose of buffoonery.
First, clearly she lacks a sensahuma as well as intelligence. How else could you explain this whiny retort to my post about The Onion:
Does Simpson really think parody (The Onion) is fraud?Really? The Onion is parody. It’s satire. It has always been parody/satire. Are there people who don’t know this? Probably. But you’d think a college professor would know better.
Amazing. Simply amazing. Clearly she’s not a careful reader … and she’s not very bright.
But we all knew that. Indeed, some readers were waiting for her to show that she was duped by attacking me. What a fool.
However, it did not take Chastain long to top that. Read what she posted after “monitoring” Kevin Levin’s blog:
Let’s look a little more closely at Michael Aubrecht’s website (found by that self-appointed “monitor” doubtless doing “research”) :
We find that Michael’s written extensively on a number of subjects, including playing the drums and the early republic. Perhaps someone in Pensacola’s jealous of his productivity. But let’s look at what he’s written about the Civil War:
The Southern Cross: A Civil War Devotional: Filled with stories that are both educational and enlightening, The Southern Cross recognizes the five virtues of the 19th-century Christian soldier. These are: Courage, Duty, Faith, Honor and Mercy. Each of these positive character traits is illustrated by some of the most inspirational stories to come out of the War Between the States. Every devotion contains a relevant verse of Scripture, an associated quote and a short vignette on a related topic. There are forty of these uplifting devotions, ten encouraging essays, a special sermon that was presented to the soldiers in the field and a short biographical tribute to six of the South’s most pious commanders. A bonus study-guide will enable the user to read the Bible in one-year is also included.
Well, that’s a “heritage hater” for you.
Onward Christian Soldier: The Spiritual Journey Of Stonewall. As one reviewer on Amazon noted (Chastain’s big on Amazon reviews: her own sister reviews her books. Someone has to …): Michael Aubrecht’s Onward Christian Soldier: The Spiritual Journey of Stonewall, is an historical account of the military, personal, and spiritual life of General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson. It is certainly enlightening to say the least, providing a seldom seen perspective on the great southern Civil War leader. Actually, Mr. Aubrecht’s writing technique and perspective are seldom seen in secular books on any historical figure and provides a delightful way to read and obtain such perspective on this much loved Confederate general.
Written in such a talented, smooth and articulate way, you could easily believe Albrecht’s General Jackson is the hero of a historical novel. Yet Onward Christian Soldier: The Spiritual Journey of Stonewall presents the facts of his life and Christian faith, but reported in such a manner as to not get in the way of an entertaining story. This is American history you will not have to struggle to read and understand. Mr. Aubrecht has an impressive writing talent and it shines through this highly polished book. If there is a downside to this book, it must be that it is a quick read and you come away wanting more.
Yup, that’s a hater of Confederate heritage.
Christian Cavalier: The Spiritual Legacy of J.E.B. Stuart: “We must nerve our hearts for the trial, with a firm reliance in God. We must plant our feet firmly with a determination to die rather than submit.” James Ewell Brown Stuart. Best known for his contributions to Baseball-Almanac.com and the Pinstripe Press, author Michael Aubrecht has combined his love of Civil War history with that of faith-writing for an inspirational study of one of America’s greatest icons. Christian Cavalier is an intimate portrait of Confederate Cavalry General J.E.B. Stuart and a testament to his devout service to both God and country.
Somehow I don’t think Michael’s much of a hater at all. Seems he writes about Christianity and the Confederacy, things Connie Chastain pretends to know about.
Michaels’ also done a great deal of research on South Carolina’s Richard Kirkland, “The Angel of Marye’s Heights,” including a film on the subject. Listen to him speak about Kirkland:
Here’s a trailer for the movie:
You can read a talk he’s offered on Kirkland here.
I’ve never met Michael, which is too bad. I have chatted with him online, and I was really impressed with him. We both have a love of baseball and the New York Yankees, and we have friends in common. He’s also written about the Civil War in Spotsylvania County and the churches in Fredericksburg. I know from past experience that he pays tribute to the soldiers of the Confederacy, which is what sensible people associate with commemorating Confederate heritage. He holds the men who donned gray in high regard and with respect.
This is a “heritage hater”?
No. Michael thinks the Virginia Flaggers are silly. That’s not the same thing as hating Confederate heritage.
And so we have another example of Connie Chastain’s bitterness, ugliness, stupidity, vengefulness, and foolishness. Yup, that’s the person the Virginia Flaggers should rely upon to do their “heavy hitting” and to handle their blog … someone who attacks a man who emphasizes the honor and faith that motivated Confederates such as Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, and Richard Kirkland to act as they did.
Maybe she’s jealous of a someone who’s a successful author in a number of fields … fields that are rather different. Yet who has written more about issues of concern to people who honor the service of Confederate soldiers? Not Connie Chastain. No, her primary contribution to what she thinks is Confederate heritage is a nasty little blog detailing her obsessions and her hatred for other people. It’s an exercise in denigration born of her frustration at her utter failure to offer anyone a reason to care about Confederate heritage.
And now you know why I think Confederate heritage apologists such as Connie Chastain are a joke. Restore the honor … reject and repudiate Connie Chastain.