UPDATE 2: Listen to this.
Brad Griffin is back at it again, claiming his support for white supremacy was a “historical argument” — whatever he thinks that means. Again, Brad is a white supremacist and Nazi sympathizer whose pivot to “historian” is a sad joke. pic.twitter.com/YU2CFT2Xvr— Eyes on the Right (@EyesOnTheRight) May 31, 2019
Do you want to know who I really hate? I hate people like this guy because they are morons who don’t know shit about anything in the world much less have anything interesting to say about it. I’ve flat out said that I DO NOT BELIEVE in “white supremacy.” I’m not sure how I could be more clear. I have also never been interested in Nazism or fascism.
As for Hitler conquering Norway, I was cracking a joke about modern Norwegians being degenerate Unitarian Universalists swooning to knock offs of Pete Seeger songs and musing about whether they would have been better off under Hitler, but because this guy is a humorless hall monitor it flew completely over his head.
Plus if you say that the Civil War ended in “egalitarianism over white supremacy” and that this was a “disaster” for the South, you’re not making a “historical argument.” You’re making an ideological one.— Eyes on the Right (@EyesOnTheRight) May 31, 2019
I almost feel embarrassed for this Dixie dunce.
I’m not sure if this guy is White, but it truly doesn’t matter because it is ideological fanatics like this who I really hate. The reason that I hate them is because all they care about is their stupid ideology regardless of the consequences it has for our people
Yes, the result of the Union victory was that “egalitarianism” triumphed over “white supremacy” for like 7 years, but wasn’t the result of that something like 1 out of 5 blacks in the South dying in the aftermath of the war? Wasn’t the result of the North’s victory also the death of 1 out of every 5 White men of military age in the South? What about the generation of orphans who came of age after the war? Wasn’t the result of the victory of “egalitarianism” also the annihilation of the South’s infrastructure, the burning of Atlanta, Richmond and Columbia and the destruction of the Southern economy? What happened to the Southern economy after the war? Does it even matter that the life expectancy of the former slaves actually declined after the war? Does it matter that the Southern economy didn’t recover for 75 years? Does it matter that the South was effectively exploited by Northern capital as a resource colony no different than Ireland for generations after the war? Does it matter that all the yeoman farmers lost their land or that everyone in the South picked cotton until FDR was president?
UPDATE: The usual idiots are chattering about me on Twitter.
I said this morning in plain English that I do not believe in “white supremacy” which ended in 1965.
As a Southern historian, I made what is called a historical argument. I said that because the North triumphed in the War Between the States and the South lost that the result was the triumph of anti-racism over race realism, integration over segregation, guilt culture over honor culture, racial equality over white supremacy, abolition over slavery, liberalism over conservatism, urbanization over agrarianism, consolidation over states’ rights, etc. In fact, this was the result of the Union victory in the War Between the States and it plunged the South into the disaster that was the Reconstruction era and the 75 years of sharecropping in the Great Depression that followed the end of the war.
Personally, I do not believe the Reconstruction era or the New South was an improvement over the antebellum South and the Confederacy, or that sharecropping and farm tenancy was a better system than slavery and yeoman agriculture. In the aftermath of the war, virtually everyone lost their land and picked cotton into the 1940s while suffering from diseases like pellagra which were unknown in the antebellum era. The plantations fragmented into small, miserable plots of land worked by families that destroyed the topsoil. It was not unlike what happened in Haiti in the 20th century.
“Southern historian”— Eyes on the Right (@EyesOnTheRight) May 31, 2019
Fucking lol. pic.twitter.com/htLkfPW3Wq
“Eyes On The Right” is a moron.
I’ve always been a historian on this blog which is why I take the time to read and review and post all these massive excerpts from dozens of books about the South, the Caribbean, sub-Saharan Africa, etc. Yes, I do believe that the best result for both races would be some kind of amicable divorce, which is what Thomas Jefferson and James Madison believed as well, but obviously that hasn’t happened. Furthermore, I do not believe that integrated schools or the Head Start program worked because the result of 50 years of that experiment and even longer in many places speaks for itself.
It really is a gargantuan waste of money. I also think it is irrational to ignore the empirical evidence that integration failed to accomplish its stated goals.
“Last month, Twitter put up another blog post declaring that it had made “strides” to build a “healthier” service. Fewer bots, less spam, proactive policing of abuse. It sounded, again, like progress.
Then Twitter’s CEO, Jack Dorsey, appeared at TED2019 in Vancouver, Canada, to talk about the “health of the conversation” on his platform. Dorsey, who still commands puffy profiles in The New York Times, often resorts to meaningless jargon when confronted with actual questions. In Vancouver, he threw around terms like “shared reality” and “variety of perspective.” He talked about watching “measurements trend over time.” Eventually, the TED moderator, Chris Anderson, cut him off. …
A member of the League of the South, Griffin literally married into the movement in 2014 when he wed Renee Baum, daughter of the late Council of Conservative Citizens founder Gordon Baum. His white supremacist worldview stretches back even further to when he founded the hate site Occidental Dissent, where he decries “black-run Amerika” and praises the likes of Anders Breivik. Since then, Griffin has made a name for himself as one of the alt-right’s most-skilled doxers. He also organized the white supremacist rally in Shelbyville, Tennessee, in 2017, which attracted several hundred racists and fascists. …”
Luke O’Brien is one of the saddest and dumbest leftwing journos in America. He belongs to the class of pundits on the Far Left who spent the last two years riling up the public with the Russia conspiracy hoax. It’s my understanding that Luke is the scion of a prominent family in Democratic politics who is kind of a loser and who has landed this make work job writing tabloid journalism for The Huffington Post. I’ve only met him once in real life and he struck me as being one of the weirdest, most dishonest and annoying journos I have ever come across.
Here’s my response to Luke O’Brien’s hyperbolic accusations:
1.) It’s true that I am a member of the League of the South. I joined the group because I am a Southerner who enjoys writing about my culture and heritage. That’s why I attended the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville and many other protests in defense of Southern historical monuments. Most Southerners including most black people have no issue with Confederate monuments. Even in Virginia, the majority of the population believes after Charlottesville in preserving our Southern heritage.
2.) Yes, it is true that … I am married and have a child:
3.) As a Southern historian, it is true that I write about topics like race, slavery and white supremacy … BECAUSE, it is kind of hard not to talk about those things considering our history. I do not, however, believe in “white supremacy” which ceased to exist in 1965.
If I believed in “white supremacy,” then why on earth would I be supporting Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign? Does that make any sense at all? I actually believe that White people ARE NOT superior. I believe that White people have countless problems right now.
It’s true that I write about issues facing White people like the suicide and opioid epidemic, particularly about White Southerners, not because of the bogeyman of “white supremacy” but because those people are my people and I identify with my own tribe and I am loyal to them. I’m interested in the welfare of my own people which is a foreign concept to a dumb piece of shit leftwing journo.
4.) I don’t see how anyone can read this website and not come away with the overwhelming impression that the real people we hate are corrupt politicians like Blompf who are bought and sold by billionaire donors, neocon warmongers trying to drag us into another devastating war with Iran, cuckservative pundits like David French who are useless and have never conserved anything, dumb privileged leftwing journos like Luke O’Brien who don’t know shit about anything going on in the world, violent Antifa groups who are fanatics who are coddled by the mainstream media, etc.
5.) As a Southern historian, I’ve used the term “Black Run America” to describe the epoch of history which followed the end of the Jim Crow South in 1965. It is the period of history we have been living through since the Civil Rights Movement which has its own unique legal code and racial etiquette which effectively treats blacks like a race of handicapped people who are incapable of standing on their own two feet. I think of it as a social system in which is based on a sense of White guilt.
6.) Luke O’Brien claims that I have praised “the likes of Anders Breivik” in order to disingenuously insinuate that I support mass shootings. I’ve written about dozens of mass shootings for a decade on this blog and my opinion of them has never changed and is well known.
In the case of Anders Breivik, I said that he reminded me of John Brown. I said specifically, “My view of Anders Breivik is similar to Gov. Henry Wise of Virginia when asked about John Brown after the War Between the States: “John Brown, John Brown is a great man, sir.” Henry Wise was the arch-enemy of abolitionism in Virginia, but recognized the greatness in Brown, a moral fanatic and terrorist who was totally committed to the cause of anti-slavery. 150 years from now, Anders Breivik will be remembered as the European John Brown: bloodthirsty terrorist, crusader against the Islamization of Europe, omen of the Eurabian Civil War.”
Let me break this down for Luke O’Brien.
As a leftwing journo and moron who likely doesn’t know shit about American history, I was saying that Anders Breivik is a historically significant figure. I said that he was the “omen of the Eurabian Civil War.” I said that John Brown was a moral fanatic and a terrorist who was totally committed to the cause of anti-slavery. I also said that Gov. Henry Wise of Virginia said that John Brown was a “great man” because of what he represented. Henry Wise hated what John Brown represented, but nevertheless he was objective enough to see it as an expression of abolitionist ideology.
John Brown is remembered for a lot more than his terrorism at Harper’s Ferry. He is remembered because of his historical significance as the herald of the American Civil War.
7.) It’s true that I have doxxed Antifa doxers. I make no apologies for that. Those who dox people for political reasons ought to be doxed themselves. They have no moral case for anonymity. If it is morally legitimate to dox people for political reasons, why shouldn’t they be doxed?
8.) It’s true that I organized a rally in Shelbyville, TN to protest the Antioch church shooting. Just a few days ago, Emanuel Samson was found guilty on all 43 charges in that shooting. In the morally bankrupt worldview of people like Luke O’Brien, we are at fault for protesting a mass shooting, not the shooter for gunning down people in a Southern church.
Finally, I write about an enormous variety of subjects on this blog from political punditry to science to history to philosophy to cultural geography to technology and so forth, but I mainly enjoy skewering dumb people like Luke O’Brien who are fake news and don’t belong in any position of authority.
Note: In theory, I support Jack’s effort to improve the health of the public conversation. I’ve also been doing my part in that respect by discouraging people from going out and becoming mass shooters. The public conversation would be a lot healthier if they were allowed to ridicule Luke O’Brien.