7 thoughts on “The Pensacola Patriot?

  1. Jimmy Dick November 7, 2015 / 1:13 pm

    Oh the fun we can have with this. Let’s visit with one of those racist slave owning Founders shall we?

    “You know that nobody wishes more ardently to see an abolition not only of the trade but of the condition of slavery: and certainly nobody will be more willing to encounter every sacrifice for that object.” -Thomas Jefferson to Brissot de Warville, February 11, 1788

    While the nation was built by a lot of people including slave owners, the question of slavery’s existence was brought up by the Founders at the very beginning. See Thomas Jefferson for more on that. We could go on and on about the Founders and why slavery was allowed to continue, but we’ve covered this repeatedly. Let’s look at something in the writing of the Pensacola Prevaricator.

    Notice all the wonderful things she describes as being developed or accomplished? Note that every one of those things she lists came after the Civil War. That’s right. All those accomplishments were made by free people without slavery. Think for a bit more on just who made those developments, accomplishments, and discoveries…how many were by people in the South?

    • bob carey November 13, 2015 / 5:53 am

      I’ve read Ms. Chastains ‘ post several times, is she trying to link progressive social legislation to the foresight and benevolence of slaveholders? Historically will the muckrackers be replaced by the fire eaters, will Bob LaFollette be replaced by Alexander Stephens? Her thoughts are so surreal it is frightening.

      • Jimmy Dick November 13, 2015 / 8:57 am

        KKKonnie the KKKarpet will say anything in order to deny anything that would harm her precious fantasies.

  2. Betty Giragosian November 7, 2015 / 4:46 pm

    You folks should not judge the people of 200 + years ago by the standards of today. You guys are rabid on the subject of slavery and leaving the Union.
    I would never vote to leave the Union. What would I have done way back then? I honestly don’ t know. Different times, different mores. Virginia held out until the last minute. I think you know why.
    So what if all those inventions your many times removed cousin mentioned came into the existence after the WBTS???? When the South left the Union, they had not been invented then, as you wrote–or was it Dicky Bird who wrote that? He is a steaming cauldron of rage. No, I should not be personal.
    By the way, the inventor of the black box was a boyhood friend of my husband’s. They both grew up in the shadow of the White House of the Confederacy. Husband was born across the street from the White House, baptized in St Paul’s. Can’t do much better than that—down here, that is
    I do look forward to your blogs, Brooks, and hope you and your wife have a happy Thanksgiving and a Merrie Christmas..

  3. Sandi Saunders November 7, 2015 / 6:29 pm

    You cannot have it both ways. Either you do want to “judge the people of 200 + years ago by the standards of today” or you want to let them rest in peace. You cannot expect people to respect them, remember them, honor them and not even notice or mention what they valued, fought for and supported. It does not work that way. And it certainly does not work that way when so many openly racist terrorist segregationists used the CBF as their symbol then, during the Civil Rights Movement and now. That is not “judging” that is simply the truth.

  4. Betty Giragosian November 8, 2015 / 6:53 am

    You have to be one of us to remember, honour and love the Confederate Soldier. I don’t believe I wrote that I expected that of anyone on this page. Let him rest in peace.

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