Saturday, April 03, 2004

From : capn skyp
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kesey said, if you're going to eat watermelon, eat watermelon.

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Friday, April 02, 2004

Subject : Re: Brophy On the Internet

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One need not venture far on the internet to discover that Alfred Brophy is a serial reparationist. Yale, Harvard, the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now the University of Alabama have all have been touched by his efforts during his iterations about the country. Of these institutions, the sins of UA are among the least egregious, but still we suffer his accusations because we are Southern, and therefore presumed guilty.

Brophy’s motives in this crusade are enigmatic. He says that he feels guilt over the plight of the slaves, but being of northern extraction his people probably never owned any. Maybe they were involved in catching them, over-packing ships with them, and bringing the ones that survived over here, as this was almost exclusively a European and northern enterprise. I suspect, however, that Brophy craves attention and has discovered the perfect way to guarantee a bumper crop of it.

As an aside, I am submitting this letter to the CW because I doubt that the Tuscaloosa News would publish it. I suspect that the News is sheltering Brophy from an avalanche of scathing criticism because it has become the whining lapdog of the liberal northern press (New York Times). Certain of their staff (Ben Windham) have tilted the editorial axis of the paper hard left in an attempt to remove the scales from our benighted Southern eyes and endear themselves to the parent company.

At 12:35 AM 4/2/2004 +0000, you wrote:

Type "alfred brophy apology slavery" into google and check it out.
Found an '01 article on a George Mason website by Brophy "Should Yale Apologize For Slavery?"


Thursday, April 01, 2004




Dear Staff:

My name is Robert Register. I was brought up in Dothan but now I live in Northport across the river from Tuscaloosa. I am contacting you because I am working on commemorating an important anniversary.
May 25, 2004 will mark the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Forbes Purchase at Chiskatalofa, an Indian village located around Ellicott Mound #381 (survey mile marker built during the survey of the first U.S.
Southern Boundary in 1799.) This village was located 381 miles east of the Mississippi River near the point where Alabama, Florida and Georgia intersect on the west bank of the Chattahoochee in present-day Houston County, Alabama just south of Dothan. This deed of cession of 1.2 million acres east of the Apalachicola River to John Forbes & Co. began an entire series of treaties where Indians paid their debts with the only thing they possessed, their land.(Chiskatalofa was also the site of the 1811 negotiations with the Indians which expanded the Forbes Purchase to include St. Vincent Island)
Since Forbes got the land for about 5 cents an acre, this transaction is considered by many to be the greatest real estate deal in American History and it occurred in Houston County, Alabama.

So what's this got to do with Pensacola?
Well on December 3, 1804, Governor Folch confirmed the Indian cession in Pensacola. This is a 200th anniversary that ya'll can commemorate because it represents the advent of debt collection by way of land cession from the Indians.

Since John Forbes moved to his sugar plantation, Canimar, in Matanzas Province, Cuba in 1817, many of the business transactions and lawsuits associated with the Forbes Purchase occurred in Cuba. When Forbes died in 1823, his son-in-law,Francisco Dalcourt(husband to Forbes' daughter, Sophia) was appointed executor of Forbes's estate in Cuba. Money from the sale of the Forbes Purchase became tied up in a series of lawsuits filed in New Orleans and Matanzas by those claiming to be owed money by the Forbes's estate. Litigation over the property granted to John Forbes by the Indians at Chiskatalofa in 1804 remained in the courts until 1923, a century after Forbes had died, when the Florida Supreme Court ruled that submerged land in Apalachicola Bay granted by the Forbes Purchase was owned by the State of Florida.

After being appointed Receiver of Pubic Monies in the General Land Office in 1825, Richard Keith Call sailed to Havana to examine the original Forbes Purchase documents . From then on, Call argued to overturn the Forbes's Purchase. According Coker and Watson:

At Call's urging, the U.S. Supreme Court delayed hearing the case until 1835. In the interim, the government sent Jeremy Robinson to Havana to obtain documents to support the government's arguments. Fully briefed by Call[my note: in Marianna], Robinson spent two years in Havana locating and identifying documents, but he died in 1834 before any of these papers were sent to Washington. Nicholas Philip Trist succeeded Robinson and uncovered forty-five documents in Havana, which the Supreme Court refused to admit as evidence.

This was Justice Marshall's last case and he upheld as perfectly legal the Forbes Purchase land grant.
The only people who have tried to help me with this are the members of the Innerarity Family forum at They are interested because their ancestor, James Innerarity from Mobile negotiated this cession of Indian land at Chiskatalofa in 1804. In order to close the deal, Mr. Innerarity had to promise to build a John Forbes & Company store at Prospect Bluff on the Apalachicola River. Nichols chose to build his "Negro Fort" near there in 1814 and Andrew Jackson built his Fort Gadsden on top of the ruins of this fort during the First Seminole War.

I found an article in the Panama City News Herald about Ft. Gadsden which quoted Mr. John G. Hentz as saying that the land where Ft. Gadsden stood was the most important historic spot in Florida. I agree with Mr. Hentz and I had a very long phone call with him about this subject .

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone and please help us to commemorate this important anniversary in May. After all, John Forbes also had a Spanish land grant giving him title to the entire coast from Apalachicola to East Pass at present-day Destin (not quite that far- East Pass in the 1800's was where the Holiday Inn of Destin now stands, east of the city of Destin). This land grant was annulled by U.S. courts because the date of the transaction had been forged in order to qualify under the terms of the Adams-Onis Treaty that gave Florida to the U.S. All this land therefore went directly into public domain after the Treaty of Moultrie Creek in 1823 extinguished Indian title.

I have a weblog. It is easy to get to. All you have to do is type "cuba, alabama" into Yahoo search engine or
check it out by clicking on

Please feel free to forward this email to anyone who may be interested in commemorating these important anniversaries.

Best wishes,

Robert Register

Wednesday, March 31, 2004

Enjoyed the TV show even with the Manly-Luna Hall bit.

You and I are definitely on opposite ends of this deal, however, no matter how moronic your guilt trip might be, it brings attention to our heritage so that's a good thing to me.
Tim put an Auburn link concerning Alabama Supreme Court decisions on slavery on the AL PBS website.
Many of those decisions occurred in Tuscaloosa. I noticed Judge Collier made one of the decisions and his house still stands on the southeast corner of 21st Avenue and 9th Street across from JacMac Tire.
I hope that as you learn more about Alabama you will overcome your sickening guilt and quit giving our sorry ass citizens lame-ass excuses they can always use to become even sorrier asses than they already are as they suck off the Federal tit like they have ALREADY done for the past 40 years but YOU have ALREADY proven by your past actions YOU will NEVER do the right thing.
If you change, it will be a miracle.
Those in Rose want to bring in more Human Performance,Public Relations, Communications,Theatre, Dance, Humanities,New College, American Studies, Social Work, Education, Criminal Justice,Marketing, Home Ec [or whatever they call it now] etc, etc. majors while they eliminate Russian and anything else that is difficult and costs money in order to maintain national standards.
The folks in Rose are just like our sorry ass Alabama trash citizens. They simply want to milk the Cash Cow. And they certainly don't want to admit that their offices are located across the alley from Slaves Cabin #1!!!!

It will be interesting to see how they deal with you.


Monday, March 29, 2004

Thu Aug 14, 05:50:00 PM | robert register | edit ]
" Folks: I have dedicated my life to myself alone and I do not regret it, for most people I've come to know are simply not worth the least amount of trouble. My name is not important, but what I know should be. I have decided to squeal on The Beast because I find much foolishness in the world, particularly amongst the people of my native land, who live indisposed with a particular bend for persuasion and dogma.

" I knew Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz since we were children. Don't let him deceive you, he's always been a wicked clown.

" Fidel and I spent our childhood years in a small town of eastern Cuba killing birds with the sling shot, poisoning stray dogs with strychnine, catching lizards to make them fight, killing cats with small-caliber guns or setting hunting dogs on them... This may sound a bit heartless but, in the country side, the only other plausible alternative for well-to-do young men like us at the time was boredom. We also wandered to nearby towns to stage erotic scenes (cuadros) with Black whores (putas de color), fished in the rivers, swam in the ponds and rode horses all over the place. I saw Fidel rape a hen to death, climb on a rock to be able to copulate with a young mare and even clutch amorously a sow, trying to endear the animal so it would perform properly.

" Fidel always ignored those who attempted to give him advice. I mentioned to him once that, having one or two young maids in the house to enjoy the coitus, it seemed rather perverted to favor bestiality. He insulted me. To him, the most disdainful thing is wisdom when it comes from someone other than himself.

" After a certain time, when Fidel thought that he had learned manners in the schools he attended, he began to show revulsion for the way his mother spoke at the table with her mouth full of rice and beans. I don't particularly like to indulge in gossip. It must be said, however, that Fidel's mother was a maid and a cook in his father's household and, as it was customary in Cuban society, she became her employer's mistress --his first wife was still alive.

" Fidel also experienced embarrassment in front of his "learned" friends at his father's ignorance about the stuff taught in schools --old Angel Castro was an uneducated Spanish immigrant who had made a fortune in the sugar business. By the time Fidel was in his teens, the teachers of the expensive Jesuit school he attended had already messed up whatever sanity he had been born with. I believe that the Spanish priests' minds were warped by celibacy.

" Fidel liked sports, but he was never the athlete he wants others to admire. He was trouble, but not very brave --always preferring to remain in the background when others fought. His self- aggrandizement, nonetheless, knows no limit: he claims to have swam ten miles in waters infested with sharks --a lie--, and he exaggerates broadly when he brags about the "numerous attempts made against his life by police and gangsters," and he concocted the hoax of having become the "instant leader" of rioters in Colombia, and he distorts the truth royally when he alleges to have been always on the thick of the action in Havana during the years of violence. Fidel Castro is a buffoon who yearns for his own legend.

" It wasn't uncommon for a person born in 1926, when Russian communism was new, to conclude that liberal democracy was decadent. Fidel, the self-promoting Cuban, would make a career of his struggle against democracy. I know that he turned into an enemy of suffrage after his failure to muster enough support among his fellow students to become the University's Law School president. He could not work with others and was disliked by most.

" Somehow, in a very short time, Fidel managed to graduate from the University of Havana with titles in Law, Social Sciences and Diplomatic Law. At the time, it was commonplace to acquire university degrees in Cuba through bribes, influence, or even at gun point.

" In 1952, a mulatto sergeant led a coup that ousted an elected president whose administration had been marked by corruption and disorder. Among the educated, many rose against the half-breed dictator at once.

" Fidel recruited poor workers from Havana and nearby localities and directed them against several Army barracks in the eastern part of the island, killing nineteen of the enemy and losing sixty-nine of the newly-enlisted patriots. He failed to acquire weapons from the Army to start an uprising and was apprehended before he could reach the mountains, but he became a recognized leader of the anti- dictator opposition.

" At the ensuing trial, Fidel undertook his own defense, mounting an attack on the dictator. He was given a sentence of thirteen years in prison but served only seven months. During Fidel's revolutionary struggle, his wife had been on the government's payroll. He could not fathom that, while he was dreaming of revolution, she had climbed into someone else's bed. He divorced her and she remarried. I wonder what kind of animal he had wanted her to become.

" In acceptance of the colored dictator's unpopularity, Fidel was eventually released from prison. I saw him in Miami, where he was demanding that every Cuban living and working in the United States donated one day of his monthly wages to help free the motherland -- again! Later, he moved to Mexico, always keeping in touch with those who were to create an uprising in Cuba at the time of his landing.

" After a faulty landing in eastern Cuba, Fidel managed to get to the hills with twenty men and a few weapons. He launched his revolution with the taking of a five-man garrison. Concurrently, other acts of rebellion were taking their course on the island. Fidel dreaded, more than anything, the removal of the mulatto dictator by means of a military coup by the armed forces, which would make him wholly irrelevant.

" The Cuban Army did not fight on behalf of the dictator and Fidel won. Even before coming down from the hills, he approved a law that would turn over to tenants, renters and squatters the land they worked. He was always willing to give away what wasn't his! He began entertaining eerie talks about some kind of revolutionary justice based on moral conviction and not on legal precepts --he had been a lousy lawyer. He was encouraged by the fact that no real democracy was possible for the poor and the hungry and began to exploit class and racial distinctions straightaway. If Nobel would have established an award for trouble making, Fidel would have won it.

" In his capacity of Máximo Líder (a title that had never been written into the Cuban Constitution) Fidel confiscated American businesses and President Eisenhower announced that the United States would not buy any more sugar from Cuba. He nationalized American banks and the USA began supporting every counter- revolutionary organization in Cuba. Later, he expropriated all foreign companies as well as Cuban industry, farms, commercial companies and, eventually, even coffee shops and taxicabs. The Kennedy administration stopped all trade with the island of Cuba.

" The United States' Central Intelligence Agency recruited disaffected Cuban nationals and planned an invasion of Cuba. It failed due to the inability of the small expeditionary force to secure a beach head from where American recognition and military assistance could be obtained. This made Fidel so happy that he boasted about his "victory over the United States" for thirty-five years. The highest point of his life, however, came when he let the Russians install nuclear missiles in Cuba to the strong objection of the United States and, on his account, the world was at the brink of an atomic war between the two superpowers. He would have liked to cause a major war so much! Years later, he still let the Russians establish a nuclear-submarine base in a Cuban port.

" Being so ruthless and mistrustful, Fidel has successfully met all challenges to ouster him. He desires power for the sake of power and he'll stop at nothing to be on the spotlight. Regardless of the failure of his economic policies and the fact that so many have left or want to leave the hell he has created, he will not part with the high command till death. He thinks of no one but Fidel. He watches his revolution deteriorate and blames others for the mess.

" Fidel knows his people well. He understands that his foes are greedy, unprincipled men like himself. He sees many other monsters- to-be looming in the horizon, and he laughs. He knows that those who oppose him most vehemently are envious men, just like he was before seizing power.

" Unfortunately, the Devil's work has already been done. Fidel has corrupted the thinking of the people with a morbid sense of equality, a shortage of accountability and an estrangement from reality. Since he is not very likely to be punished in life for his sins, let us ravage his memory with the truth.

Sent : Tuesday, March 30, 2004 2:43 AM
To : "robert register"
Subject : Re: Professor Alfred Brophy Now Appears On My New Weblog!

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John McWhorter: So, in other words--in other words, Al (Brophy), before--before the evil White man came, Africans were living in this period of beautiful Kunta Kinte roots harmony. They weren't killing each other, they weren't fighting each other, they weren't overrunning one another. As soon as the evil White man came, then the Africans were devoid of personal agency and started selling one another into slavery, which was the main way that slaves were caught. It was not a matter of going in and lassoing people while they were out on walks. Wouldn't have people stopped taking walks?

I wish you had spent a little time recently on the streets of B'ham , Montgomery or Mobile. You've seen New Orleans but that city is in such decline right now.

I found out about you through Tom Wolfe. Later on, I met John Allen Cassady in Tuscaloosa in about ' 73. In 2000, I discovered and I met you and the other Ken over the Net.

I'm gonna be quiet for a while with you. If we get back together after the election, that's cool but right now I am gonna fight for George Bush even if the Feds put me in jail.[Which They may very well do]

My people have lived around the threat of insurrection for a long time. This is nothing new to us. If you lived DOWN HOME, you might understand it a little more but one thing is for certain: THERE ARE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY WHO REFUSE TO SEE OPPORTUNITY AND DENY THAT THEIR SORRY ASS PUT THEM IN THEIR SITUATION AND LOOK FOR ANY EXCUSE TO DEFEND BEING WORTHLESS.[this group includes many women]

Put that in your UnionDuesDemocratPipe and smoke it.

I guarantee I won't be smoking anything out of your bag between now and November.


Sunday, March 28, 2004

From :
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Subject : your research on slave quarters at UA?

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Dear Mr. Register,

Ben Windham of the Tuscaloosa News tells me that you've done
some important work on slave quarters on the UA campus. I'd be
most appreciative if you would point me to the place on your blog
where you discuss your work--or if you have a paper to share, I'd
appreciate that as well.

I'm giving a talk in a couple of weeks on slavery at the UA--based
largely on trustee minutes and Manly's diary, but also on Sellers
and A. James Fuller's biography of Manly and a couple of other
secondary sources. I'd like to add something on slave quarters.

Best wishes, Alfred

Alfred L. Brophy, Professor of Law
University of Alabama
101 Bryant Drive East
Box 870382
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0382
Facsimile: 205.348.5829
Voice: 205.348.0841