Wednesday, July 18, 2018
I like Mike
A misguided local blogger has issued a fatuous, fulminating fatwa, stating that he disapproves of Flagler College History Professor J. Michael Butler. His irrational, irascible attack mocks Prof. Butler for having been educated in Mississippi and Alabama, and falsely states the contextualization seeks to label peoples' ancestors as "white supremacists." The blogger in quo is MICHAEL GOLD f/k/a MICHAEL TOBIN, whose intolerance is on overdrive.
In response to GOLD's juvenile, jejune, uncouth, unkind, uncivil, unjust, unAmerican post, let me state for the record: I like Mike.
Everyone in town should like Mike.
Watch the video of the ten meetings of the St. Augustine Confederate Monument Contextualization Committee.
American history scholar Mike Butler was only one of seven members of the Confederate Monument Contextualization Advisory Committee. But as a Mississippi-born white Southerner who's published about Jim Crow history, he's got great credibility.
When the Committee discussed contextualization, it benefitted from three (3) Ph.D.s, three local civil rights veterans and a museum expert.
We appreciate their service, and we're moving on.
To the devil with MICHAEL GOLD's ranting cant complaint.