Jonathan Farley

I just wanted to say hello and Thank your [sic] for the positive influence you had in my life. There are few individuals you see live out the creed of: Standing up for whats right, no matter the cost. Thank you for modelling that because one person CAN make a difference. God Bless you in all your endeavors. Change will come.

Dr. Nia Toomer (president of the Vanderbilt University Black Student Alliance, 2002-2003), 2009

 

“I Hope You Are Killed in the Most Violent, Bloody Way Possible...”

On November 20, 2002, I published an essay about a taxpayer-funded statue of the founder of the Ku Klux Klan that had been erected relatively recently in Nashville, Tennessee.  My recollection is that I received about 800 hate messages via email, some of which you can see below, and a number of letters. This doesn't include emails, calls, and letters sent to other people about me or websites made about me.  I let my office answering machine fill up.

As I learned later, this had happened and continues to happen to many, many others, for instance, white Princeton University historian James McPherson, merely for mentioning the “thinly veiled support for white supremacy” of neo-Confederate organizations, such as the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Sons of Confederate Veterans, the League of the South, and the Council of Conservative Citizens, which urged its members to “gather a mob” to get me.  To give a second example, in 2009 Arthur Dowdell, an Auburn, Alabama city councilman, removed four Confederate flags from a graveyard and received hundreds or thousands of hate messages and threats; he was also threatened with arrest.

These men are “guilty” of what neo-Confederates call a “heritage violation.”  Their groups converge nationwide on a single individual, and they successfully intimidate third parties into remaining silent or even into believing that, if so many people could be angry, the person they are angry with must actually be at fault.

Despite the fact that these groups support the Ku Klux Klan, wish the Confederacy had won the Civil War, and some, like the Southern Independence Party of Tennessee and related groups (SIP Tennessee claims 3,000 members), even advocate the secession of the South from the United States today, the mainstream media and other institutions, bombarded with thousands of calls and emails from these groups in a coordinated effort, erroneously conclude that these groups represent mainstream opinion, and that they are the sane, stable parties. The offending individual is categorized as the unstable and insane party.

For example, according to the Nashville police, Wallace Earl Cook of Nashville threatened Gordon Gee, the head of Vanderbilt University, saying that he would go over to Gee’s office and “cut [Gee’s] heart out”.  Henry Maston wrote that he hoped Gee would be killed by the same worthless [racial slur] that kills Farley.

Yet to the best of my knowledge, Gee has never criticized neo-Confederate organizations, not even these individuals.  Indeed he refers to the neo-Confederates as “old friends,” while he called me “volatile”―without, of course, any evidence―in a book that shockingly was vetted by people with law degrees.

One definition of terrorism is the use of force or the threat of force to attain a political objective.  The nationwide attack on me that began in 2002 and continued through 2005 is one of the main reasons I moved into counterterrorism, and sought permanent employment outside the United States, where the neo-Confederates would be unable to mount the usual sort of mass attack, involving death threats, libel, and other forms of intimidation against anyone who might potentially be bold enough to speak the truth about the antebellum South, the Confederacy, and the nightriders.

Some of the Vanderbilt University students who participated in the attack against me include Jacob Grier, formerly with the influential Cato Institute and now in Portland, Oregon, Ben Stark, now a lawyer in Atlanta, Jeff Woodhead, now a chemical engineering graduate student at North Carolina State University, and David Barzelay, now a lawyer with Fenwick and West LLP in Silicon Valley, California.

If you are wondering why, if what I am saying is true, you have never seen anyone else write about the true nature of neo-Confederate groups, then I suggest you do so yourself.

You will immediately find out.

Commutative Algebra, von Fotograf Marco Prenninger.


According to the Nashille Tennessean newspaper of January 17, 2003, Henry Maston wrote that he hoped Vanderbilt University head Gordon Gee would be “killed by the same worthless (racial slur) that kills Farley.”


Lunelle Siegel, editor of a Sons of Confederate Veterans newsletter that praises the Ku Klux Klan, adds on the Sierra Times website that the “KKK was created to protect women and children”. In a letter to the editor, someone responds, “[Farley’s] words inflamed me such that I wanted to put a minie [bullet] down the barrel of my Enfield [rifle], hunt him down, and shoot him like the dog he is.“


Lewis Goldberg writes, “In a more civilised era, [Farley and his fellow travelers’] treason would be dealt with by rope...”


Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 15:13:16 -0500
From: Jean Stork <geno73@bellatlantic.net>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Subject: THE ANSWER FROM THIS NIGGER IS SIMPLE...HE WENT TO BERKLEY.


YOU HAD BETTER "WATCH YOUR BACK"...
Southern Confederate men and women who vow to stop this niggers remarks about our people, who freed many many niggers and that is why he is not picking cotton.

WE SAVED HIS BLACK ASS ONCE...BUT NO MORE...NOW HE AND HIS ILK WILL PAY.



From: DreamRing@cs.com
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 22:27:44 EST
Subject: COMMUNIST NIGGER
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

Since your worthless nigger ass is entitled to your opinion, so am I. All niggers should be exterminated from this earth, starting with loudmouthed, smelly, worthless, smart-alecky, boot-lipped jigaboos like you. That would solve the race problem. I see you posing in front of your communist hero on your website. How many people have the communists murdered in cold blood? Add it up, nigger math teacher!!! Over 100 million!!! And you have the NERVE to say the Confederates were bloody murderers!!! Fuck you, nigger!!! Eat my shit!!! I hope you are killed in the most violent, bloody way possible by another worthless jigaboo nigger!!!

WHITE POWER!!!
HEIL HITLER!!!




From: Genesco1@aol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 17:39:39 EST
Subject: (no subject)
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

Fuck You Doctor Farley. You need to take your black ass back to Jamaica or some other 3rd world nation where you'd get pistol whipped and dragged through the streets for making such a statement as you did about the Confederacy. All of you bigotry heathens need a good old fashioned ass whuppin anyway.

Bill Wood



Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 21:52:57 -0800 (PST)
From: c hinto <isd@muchomail.com>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu


You wrote:

"Indeed, the race problems that wrack America to this day are due largely to the fact that the Confederacy was not thoroughly destroyed, its leaders and soldiers executed and their lands given to the landless freed slaves."

My reply:

Actually we would have no race problems at all today if the proper citizens of this nation would have executed all the niggers when they freed them.

Think about it chimp boy...




Date: Wed,  4 Dec 2002 11:58:37 -0600
From: "pipino" <pipino@mail.ev1.net>
Reply-To: <pipino@mail.ev1.net>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: PLEASE come to Texas...

Mr. Farley,

Please come to Texas, Houston preferably, although I would gladly-gladly- travel almost anywhere in our wondrous state just to have the privilige of meeting you, and extending my personal thanks to you on your extremely interesting comments regading my ancestors, and the Southern Confederates in general. Please think aboutit. I promise that if you do make an appearance here, you will never consider leaving. Thank you for your time.

Yours in utmost sincerity,

Jmaes B. Caruthers



From: MSTUART61@aol.com
Date: Wed, 4 Dec 2002 05:59:23 EST
Subject: America
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu


Mr. Farley,
America can do very well without you and I am sure it would be a nicer place, so do the world a favor and kill yourself. You make a good case for abortion and your mama should be slapped for not aborting your sorry ass.

                                                                      S.R.S.
                                                                      USMC

PS: Anyone who has views such as yours should be given a one way trip to central  
Africa and given a parachute. See how you like your homeland then.



From: "Spadata" < spadata@spadata.com>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: pig
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 20:37:37 -0600

As someone with PERSONAL knowledge of Che, you are almost as putrid as heWAS!  He also lived too long.




From: ConfederateSCV@aol.com
Date: Thu, 5 Dec 2002 13:12:17 EST
Subject: too bad you didnt write that in 1952
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

wait a minute,,,you arent even a fucking american,,,go back where you came from, was it the islands or the mother country,,,,,d



From: "Sloan Lucas" < sloanlucas@cox-internet.com>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: You have inspired me sir
Date: Fri, 6 Dec 2002 21:22:55 -0600

I just read your artical in the Tennessean,and as soon as I send this, I am going to order two Confederate Flags, one for my home and another for my farm. Really a shame that you could not have joined your "hero" Che in
Bolivia



From: Reb1861@aol.com
Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 15:55:28 EST
Subject: A Better Solution
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

"Remnants of the Confederacy glorifying a time of tyranny," he said "the race problems that wrack America to this day are due largely to the fact that the Confederacy was not thoroughly destroyed, its leaders and soldiers executed and their lands given to the landless freed slaves."

As if he would know, the educated ignorant, 2nd generation black immigrant from
Guyana holding out the hand for slave reparations.   How different things would be, if the Union had been thoroughly destroyed, its leaders and soldiers executed, and their lands given to Southerners.  Maybe someday.



From: "Henry Maston" <al36111@hotmail.com>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Date: Tue, 10 Dec 2002 18:32:29 -0600

Hey, communist nigger monkey!!! Another worthless jigaboo hasn't killed your worthless ass yet? Too bad. I hope someone rapes and kills your White, race-traitor wife and/or girlfriend as well. I know you have a White girl because psycotic assholes like you always do. Fuck you!!! Lick the shit from my toilet bowl, nigger!!! All niggers in the world should be rounded up, executed and their bodies burned to ashes, starting with your bootlip, loudmouthed nigger ass. The ashes should be used to fertilize my crops that will be grown on your land once I take it from you, jigaboo monkey!!! White Power!!! Heil Hitler!!! Hail the Reich!!! Death to all niggers and all other nonwhites!!!



From: "Jay & Pam Simms" <jpsimms@pngusa.net>
To: < farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: viva "che"
Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:49:40 -0500

There is an opening for the Rauol Castro chair in mathematics at the University of Perpetual Revolution in Havana, why miss an opportunity to bask among your fellow travelers? I hear it's a real socialist paradise with a per capita income of about $400 a year...sort of a Caribbean Pakistan sans Bed,
Bath, and Beyond and Starbuck's.  Forget
Iraq , we should call an airstrike on Vandy's math department!



From: "Mark in Naples" < lu99@email.msn.com>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: Samuel Francis column
Date: Fri, 13 Dec 2002 07:53:58 -0500

"The race problems that wrack the United States to this day are due largely to the fact that universities, newspapers, and similar institutions that permit and even encourage the expression of anti-white race hatred have not been thoroughly destroyed, their leaders executed, and their assets given to over-taxed whites."

I agree.

Mark Wellhausen
Naples, Florida




From: WdPhll@aol.com
Date: Mon, 16 Dec 2002 21:04:47 EST
Subject: Professor,
To: jonathan.d.farley@Vanderbilt.Edu

I am a northern male, with an engineering and history degree, and make six digits. You are a racist and not very well educated, I am sure it was because your grades were handed to you (like most blacks) believe me at work we can tell most of the blacks were given their grades. If you were educated you would know that 99 percent of southerners were not slave owners and couldn't care less if the blacks were free or slaves, they themselves were not treated better than blacks by the slave owners. By the way what about the people of your own race that made fortunes by rounding up your race and selling them to Europeans? If you have problems with whites that is your problem and I would have to say I hope some white southern gentleman happens to recognize you in a public place and do the same to you as you wish done to southern freedom fighters. Your picture really seems to be out and about. You should just go back to Africa, and help your race get themselves together, so my taxes do not have to. As I know you are a man who was handed his degree I know that you will not e-mail me back and have a conversation, teacher to student. The only question is, who is who?

wdphll@aol.com



 Wed Jan  1 14:00:38 2003
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Date: Tue, 31 Dec 2002 19:09:04 -0700
From: butte metz < progital9@juno.com>

You are a disgrace to the Black Race that you supposedly claim to represent.  I hope that you and your fellow Fascists return to the graveyard of failed ideals from where you came!!



From: "Brian MORIARTY" <lee@antietam13.freeserve.co.uk>
To: < farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: THE SCUM THAT COMES OUT OF YOUR MOUTH
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2002 00:40:53 -0000

YOU SIR ARE A DISGRACE TO YOUR COUNTRY,WHICHEVER THAT COUNTRY IS WHICH IS DEBATEABLE.YOUR HEINOUS DENOUNCEMENT OF THE UDC MAKES YOU A TRAITOR TO WHERE YOU LIVE NOW AND YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF HISTORY IS NULL AND VOID,WHERE DID YOU GET YOUR EDUCATION ABOUT THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES OR YOUR UNDERSTANDING OF SLAVERY,I HOPE TRAITORS LIKE YOU COME TO A STICKY END AND AS A FELLOW GREEN PARTY MEMBER IN THE UK I HATE TO BE ASSOCIATED YOUR ILK 

 B C MORIARTY




From: "christopher barwick" <csbarwick@msn.com>
To: < farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: Your Prejudice and bigotry show your ignorance
Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 16:54:24 -0500

If ever you utter those words in my presence one of us won't be standing. You Sir are a Black Racist. You will come upon someone who give  some Hell.  Wish I lived closer I'd give some heartburn.  A_s_-hole!




From: "christopher barwick" <csbarwick@msn.com>
To: < farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Cc: "CSA South" <SouthernHeritage@topica.com>,
  "Griffin         Maryland Peter M" < pggriffin@erols.com>
Subject: Your a Racist idiot. /Slanderous Statements about Confederate Veterans
Date: Fri, 29 Nov 2002 20:10:32 -0500

 If ever we meet face to face I will call you out and I'm an old man. You call my kin Nazis I won't let that pass. You will reap the whirl wind for your transgressions. Get a Bodyguard or carry gun you will need it.





From: "Russell Walker" <farminn@linkabit.com>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject:
Date: Sun, 1 Dec 2002 09:08:46 -0500

You are just an ignorant nigger.  God made beasts of the field for some reason and I guess you are that reason.  I hope you die of AIDS.

Russell  Walker
(434) 248-9020





From: "Tom Gillick" < thomasgillick@mindspring.com>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject: Eat Shit and Die Nigger
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 07:15:36 -0700





From: "Michael O'Brien" < michael.obrien@sbcglobal.net>
To: <farley@math.vanderbilt.edu>
Subject:
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 10:03:21 -0600

Instead of hiding behind a computer and a constitutuion you hate, why don't you meet me in a place of your choosing and I'll show you Confederate cowardice. By the way, if you care to do a little actual study you'll find black Americans fought and died for the Confederate cause. But I suspect you already know this fact and it has resulted in your attitude. I'll keep you in my prayers anyway and wait for your response to my challange.

Mike O'Brien, Attorney-at-law.





Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 11:20:36 -0500
From: Chasefreed@aol.com
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Subject: Confederacy

Mr. Farley,

The only mistake the south made was to bring the niggers from Africa to America. Though, at the time, niggers in Africa were literally living in the stone age and viewed as semi-human,  and in the hearts of most White Men still are, niggers have come a long way. for example, rapmusic, basket ball, food stamps, crack whores, and Jerry Curl, just to name a few of the contributions niggers have made to American culture. Your hatred of the White Man is understandable, as your only  one of very few niggers that show true sentient capacity and understanding that your race is little more than jungle monkeys.

We White Men learned of nigger slavery from other cultures, such as the muslum arabs, that had enslaved niggers for many centuries before White Men learned of the practice, to name one of many. I assure you that had we White Men known the social catastrophe of introducing a sub-human race into a culturally advanced race we would have not done so. But, to end my rambling, i woul! d like to say that it is the niggers that should have been exterminated during the American Civil War. had that occured, this nation would be a far greater and a nigger-marxist free land. But, alas, it seems that with gangwar, crack, and aids niggers are exterminating themselves, or so every Confederate descendant hopes.




 Tue Dec  3 20:15:46 2002
From: "von Manstein" <vmanstein@hotmail.com>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

Dear Jonathan:

I read about your piece in which you said that all Confederates should've been killed after the war. I know you've been getting a lot of hate mail from pissed SCV types, but here's one White Southerner who wants to sing your praises. You go, boy! (as you coloreds so colorfully put it). One good genocidal screed agin' Johnny Reb from a frothing coon like you does more to enrage them than all of today's jewsmedia reports of nigra rampages against White folks ever will, so by all means keep on verbally whipping the asses of these &quot;Tolerate us, too! Please!&quot;-puling &quot;heritage&quot; pussies. You provide an invaluable service to the cause of White redemption by making it crystal clear to the weak-kneed, wishful-thinking fools that Niggy Don' Play Dat; that the only things Uncle Shmuel has planned for them in the future are ever-increasing humiliation and high yeller grandchildren. When these flag fetishists finally wake up to that grim reality, then and only then will they stand up like men and begin to fight for the TRUE meaning of that banner. And when that blessed day comes at last, uppity niggers shall be snuffed by the ton, ending this disastrous experiment with inferior African farm machinery once & for all.

Mark it down, my brutha. Peace out,




From: Mshcsa@aol.com
Message-ID: <26.31701c0b.2b10f49f@aol.com >
Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 10:11:27 EST
Subject: REPLY:
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu


Congratulations;

You represent everything that my ancestors fought to eliminate. Since you are nothing more than a rude, inconsiderate, ignorant bastard I wonder what sewer you evolved from. I hope we never meet for your sake.

 Michael Harris
 Florida, 3rd State to leave the Union Jan. 10th 1861





Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 15:08:34 -0500
From: Jean Stork <geno73@bellatlantic.net>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Subject: CONFEDERATES RATE A NOOSE? HAVEN'T ENOUGH NIGGERS BEEN HUNG TO SUIT
YOU?

YOU ARE A RACIST NIGGER AND YOU HAD BETTER NOT ATTEMPT TO COME TO ANY UNIVERSITY IN NEW YORK OR MASS.




From: Thigdon5@aol.com
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 07:23:56 EST
Subject: (no subject)
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu

Be glad you can hide up there behind your so called hallowed walls, commie. We still have the motivation to take care of your kind in Texas!



Date: Tue, 03 Dec 2002 11:20:36 -0500
From: Chasefreed@aol.com
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Subject: Confederacy

Mr. Farley,

The only mistake the south made was to bring the niggers from Africa to America. Though, at the time, niggers in Africa were literally living in the stone age and viewed as semi-human,  and in the hearts of most White Men still are, niggers have come a long way. for example, rapmusic, basket ball, food stamps, crack whores, and Jerry Curl, just to name a few of the contributions niggers have made to American culture. Your hatred of the White Man is understandable, as your only  one of very few niggers that show true sentient capacity and understanding that your race is little more than jungle monkeys. We White Men learned of nigger slavery from other cultures, such as the muslum arabs, that had enslaved niggers for many centuries before White Men learned of the practice, to name one of many. I assure you that had we White Men known the social catastrophe of introducing a sub-human race into a culturally advanced race we would have not done so. But, to end my rambling, i woul! d like to say that it is the niggers that should have been exterminated during the American Civil War. had that occured, this nation would be a far greater and a nigger-marxist free land. But, alas, it seems that with gangwar, crack, and aids niggers are exterminating themselves, or so every Confederate descendant hopes.




Date: Thu, 05 Dec 2002 15:05:27 -0500
From: Dan Trey <oldog3@netstorm.net>
To: farley@math.vanderbilt.edu
Subject: northern philosophy

Try bringing your black ass up here in the Maryland mountains and try preaching that  communist bigot crap your putting out and see what happens . It will not be pretty , you will be crying for your fag buddy "Che" to be your bitch ! With all your "brains " you never figured out he was gay ? Meet you in Rocky Ridge, sheet is optional !

Buba
 


In the Vanderbilt student newspaper, The Hustler, Nia Toomer wrote, “On behalf of the Black Student Alliance, I would like to announce that we support everything that Dr. Jonathan Farley wrote about the Confederacy.” She also wrote Tennessean newspaper columnist Tim Chavez, who published her name explicitly in order to punish her for defending me. Nia Toomer later received the following email:

Hey, aids infested nigger bitch!!! When you send someone an e-mail calling them ignorant, be sure you do not show your ignorance as well, smelly jigaboo!!! T he war between your ears ended in 1865, not 1869, as you told that spic Chavez. You have about as much sense as that “communist nigger” Farley. (Damn, I am still laughing about that!!!) As far as your feelings about the right side winning, I have a piece of advice for you, ignorant nigger whore. Go and see the movie “Gangs of New York”. It is one of my favorite movies. Niggers are lynched and burned. People call Abraham Lincoln (who was a White Supremacist) a nigger-lover intent on destroying the White race. Racism is rampant. There is a lot of Confederate sympathy. Oh, did I mention that the movie, extremely factual and historically accurate, takes place in NEW YORK CITY??? Go and see it, if you dare to experience some TRUTH, instead of the lies you spew out of your smelly, cavity infested mouth!!! Lick my toilet bowl’s insides clean!!! Black power, under your arms!!! Nigger.

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