Saturday, March 25, 2017

Reverse Polarity !

A City Councilman from Syracuse N.Y. has created an uproar with the revelation of his racist comments. Seymore Butts first made headlines a few weeks back calling for the removal of a statue of

Gustavus Sniper

Gustavus Sniper was born in 1836 in the Grand Duchy of Baden, now present day Germany. As a child he emigrated to America and settled in Syracuse, NY. In 1854, he joined the Syracuse Light Guards.  At the beginning of the Civil War he joined the the 101st NY Volunteers, and attained the rank of captain. (This part is true)

Councilman Butts (whose book "Under The Bleachers" was on the NY Times Best seller list for 2 weeks.) 
Claimed that the statue was honoring an "Immigrate Kraut who through his actions endeavored to help free the Darkies and does not belong on American soil !
This statement drew the attention of Harry B Stowe, a local Blogger / Activist who began investigating Councilman Butts.
 Stowe revealed that Butts (who is white) had made a number of racist Tweets that made disparaging comments about the African American Community  and released his findings.
Local news sources as well as *social media took note of the comments. Causing quite a commotion.
Butts issued an apology for his comments. However after pressure from the N.Y. State Board of Education, Butts resigned his position on the board. He also resigned his teaching position at Wes Bellamy High School.

Despite the comments and resignations Butts held on to his council seat and the city council agreed in a 3-2 vote that the statue should go.
Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson have announced plans to hold a candlelight vigil at the statue to save it from the wrecking ball. Details in the days to come.

* (Babbling) Brooks Simpson and Kevin Levin (The Master of Spin) were quick to pounce on the comments, both called for censure of Butts from any and all sources. Butts once visited the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond Virginia and was photographed walking in front of a group of protestors, (The VA Flaggers) and never missing an opportunity to lash out at the protestors, Simpson and Levin instantly added Butts to the membership of the group.

Harry B Stowe started a  petition to have Butts recalled the petition however was rejected.

( This is a fictional satire )


  1. You know "Satire" is meant to be funny. What went wrong here?

    1. sat·ire ˈsaˌtī(ə)r/
      the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
      synonyms: mockery, ridicule, derision, scorn, caricature;

      It wasn't written to be funny, I wrote it to show the hypocrisy among the Anti- Confederate Ranks.


  2. What hypocrisy? There isn't any...

    1. Your narrow minded definition of hypocrisy matches your narrow minded definition of satire.
      You know good and well Wes Bellamy's racist Tweets would have drawn a firestorm of comments from The Mighty Academics had a reverse type comment been made by a Pro - Confederate.
      so the silence from Levin and Simpson over Bellamy's Tweets only goes to show they are Anti-Confederate. This lack of action lays bare their anti-Confederate agenda.
      Not what one would expect from "Fair Minded" historians.

  3. Bobbin and Weaving / Shucking and Jiving -- When you can't make an honest reply, Cause you know it's True ! You're pathetic !
    Back to the Phantom Zone. Unless you care to address the issue !
    (you know Levin and Simpsons silence on Bellamy) heck you don't even have the testicular fortitude to say anything about it !
    But most Cowards such as yourself will always take the easy way out !
    Say Hello to General Zod !