Mark Winters is a friend of mine. I have different views than he does but he has never
endorsed some of the racial and other lunacy of Yeagley. I am starting to think Yeagley is either insane or doing some form of stand up comedy and hasn't let the rest of us in on it.
The truth is that Bad Eagle was once a great place. It was great because of the people who wrote brilliant pieces. To a certain extent their presence kept Yeagley's demons in check. When a brilliant poster writes a post on a subject it raises the bar and keeps the discussion at adult level.
The reason I left has little to do with the rabid senile smelly mongrel Batty Ann. She is an imbecile and I suspect her degrees are from a rectal thermometer.
More amusing is her claim I want to be an Indian. I am an American and no other term is needed.
I want to point out the real beauty of America. I spent Friday night at a Guyanese community event raising money for an orphanage. I was there with the Tranquil Sea eating West Indian food, dancing to salsa, Indian and American music. I did laugh at the West Indian singer singing country music classics with an unusual accent. I also entertained folks with some borscht belt humor and my speaking in the West Indian patios is considered quite funny. Everyone banded together to raise money for a good cause.
The beauty of America is that we do not have second class citizens. Most of us live and love as our heart and soul dictates. The important part is that we respect these differences. I do enjoy
my time with the Tranquil Sea and being a father to the Sprite. As a matter of respect I do not eat beef or pork in their presence. I tend not to eat pork anyway, but if it is served I do not reject it. The reason is I respect the religion and culture of my adopted community. The subject
of my eating beef was discussed with the beloved Sprite. It is part of my culture that I do on occasion. I do not do it around you or your mother because we share a meal and bond together.
On my own I order poultry most of the time by taste.
What Yeagley misses in his warped paranoid mind is that Blacks and mixed race, multi ethnic people are very much a part of America. His aversion and notions of racial purity would have perplexed and been considered strange by the real Bad Eagle. I am reading the history of Western NY. There are scores of mixed race people who are considered valued community members such as Hon Yerry and the children of Molly Brandt. The heroic Green Mountain Boys
had Black members. There were patriots from every country of Europe including some Jews and Italians.
Of course the founding fathers were fighting for a set of shared ideals and those ideals and their example is lost on the clueless Yeagley.