It has often been touted by Neo-Confederates that their desire to maintain the establishment and use such symbols of racism and white supremacy such as The Confederate Battle Flag (The Stars and Bars) and the many numerous Confederate Monuments that exist in practically every single major city (at the very least) in every former confederate state, is motivated by a love and reverence for history and an appreciation of their ancestral background encapsulated under the slogan of “Heritage NOT Hate ” are clearly either woefully uneducated or are shameless liars.
These assertions are obviously a blatant act of historical revisionism that anyone with even the modicum degree of intelligence can not take seriously for even a millisecond. Those who know better will take note of the infamous “Cornerstone Speech” (aka, “The Cornestone Address”) which was an oration delivered by Confederate Vice-President Alexander H. Stephens at the Athenaem in Savannah, Georgia, on March 21, 1861. In Stephens’ speech he stated clearly that the disagreement over the enslavement of African Americans were the “immediate cause” of secession from the United States of America and that the confederate constitution had resolved all hitherto existing issues by stating:
“The new Constitution has put at rest forever all the agitating questions relating to our peculiar institutions—African slavery as it exists among us—the proper status of the negro in our form of civilization. This was the immediate cause of the late rupture and present revolution. Jefferson, in his forecast, had anticipated this, as the ‘rock upon which the old Union would split.’ He was right. What was conjecture with him, is now a realized fact. But whether he fully comprehended the great truth upon which that rock stood and stands, may be doubted. The prevailing ideas entertained by him and most of the leading statesmen at the time of the formation of the old Constitution were, that the enslavement of the African was in violation of the laws of nature; that it was wrong in principle, socially, morally and politically. It was an evil they knew not well how to deal with; but the general opinion of the men of that day was, that, somehow or other, in the order of Providence, the institution would be evanescent and pass away. […] Those ideas, however, were fundamentally wrong. They rested upon the assumption of the equality of races. This was an error. It was a sandy foundation, and the idea of a Government built upon it—when the ‘storm came and the wind blew, it fell.’ ”
Stephens declared that his newly formed Confederate States of America was explicitly founded upon the bedrock of racism towards African Americans, White Supremacy, and that the maintenance of the institution of slavery was not only it’s primary aim, but that it was entirely justified “scientific” and “moral” point of view:
“Our new government is founded upon exactly the opposite ideas; its foundations are laid, its cornerstone rests, upon the great truth that the negro is not equal to the white man; that slavery, subordination to the superior race, is his natural and normal condition. This, our new government, is the first, in the history of the world, based upon this great physical, philosophical, and moral truth. This truth has been slow in the process of its development, like all other truths in the various departments of science.”
Stephens further declares that the Confederate Governments’ belief in human inequality, and that to maintain the subordination of certain peoples under the dominance of others was to adhere to the so-called “laws of nature”:
“May we not therefore look with confidence to the ultimate universal acknowledgement of the truths upon which our system rests? It is the first government ever instituted upon the principles in strict conformity to nature, and the ordination of Providence, in furnishing the materials of human society. Many governments have been founded upon the principle of the subordination and serfdom of certain classes of the same race; such were and are in violation of the laws of nature. Our system commits no such violation of nature’s laws.”
We here at Murfreesboro Anti-Fascist Action therefore declare that any individual, or organization that openly venerates (pays homage or reverence) to the memory and history of The Confederate States of America (C.S.A.) is a racist and a white supremacist, that has no place in descent society.
We wish to further state that anyone who has the audacity to assert that The Civil War was fought over “States Rights” instead of slavery; and/or that slavery wasn’t widespread throughout the south, that slave holders treated their slaves well, or that slavery was “good for blacks” is perpetuating a pernicious lie as vulgar as denying the existence of the Jewish Holocaust under the Nazi Regime.
So, without further ado we present you with our sixth expose’: ” A Local Spotlight On The Murfreesboro Son’s of Confederate Veterans Camp#33.”
From looking at their Facebook account we can observe the full names of exactly who are the current members of this organization, including their exact location of their meeting and meeting time: The MTSU Heritage Center, 225 W. College St, Murfreesboro, TN 37130, Phone#: 615-217-8013. Meetings are being held every fourth Tuesday of each month at 7:00pm.
One look at any given member’s account tells you precisely where these individuals stand poltically. Take for instance the account of James Russell Forbes, Jr, the 1st Lieutenant Commander of Camp #33. On his account, as with other members, we see his constant and unceasing reverance for the memory of Confederate Army general Nathan Bedford Forest who was responsible for the Fort Pillow Massacre where roughly 2/3 of the African American soldiers who surrendered were slaughtered as opposed to roughly 1/3 of their white counterparts. He was equally notorious for being elected the Ku Klux Klan’s first Grand Wizard from 1867 to1869. We can see Forbes promoting a fundraiser for the upkeep of General Forest’s boyhood home which occurred on June the 15th 2019, as well as his support for the Governor of Tennessee’s resent proclamation to make the 13th of July the official “Nathan Bedford Forrest Day ” in that same year.Take a look:
What’s even more disgusting is the incessant Confederate LARPing in full vintage regalia which includes the participation of his wife Melina Beth Forbes. Here are some photos:
We can also see from photographic evidence that he is apart of the Son’s of Confederate Veteran’s Mechanized Calvary, 1st Battalion, Company A, a Neo-Cofederate Motorcycle Club complete with leather vests with patches. Take a look:
Here’s some shot’s of their vehicles:
Here is some of his vital information that was researched and verified:
NAME: James Russell Forbes, Jr.
DOB: 03/04/1965 (age 54)
ADDRESS: 121 PASCHAL DR. MURFREESBORO, TN. 37128
TN LPN#: 4TNCV 2007 FORD MUSTANG BLUE.
TN LPN#: CV566 HARLEY DAVIDSON FHX BLUE
The “Mechanized Cavalryman”:
Another local racist and white supremacist LARPer is James Gilbert Patterson, designated Adjutant Facebook Administrator and Education Committee Chairman. As we can witness from looking over his Facebook account, he celebrates the memory of numerous defenders of the confederacy such as Generals Robert E. Lee ,Joseph Palmer Bivouac, and of course-Nathan Bedford Forest. Observe:
True to form we can see him LARPing in full confederate uniform, posing alongside the Confederate Battle Flag, again and the official flag of the Confederate States of America in full LARPing mode, and of course what member of a hate group would be complete with an official logo tattoo representing said group:
Here is James Patterson working hard to maintaining the many monuments to the racist hatred, bigotry, and enslavement of the African-American population found ubiquitously throughout the South:
Here are some vehicle shots:
Apparently he works, or did work, at the NISSAN manufacturing plant in Smyrna, TN:
Here are some shots of his vital information:
NAME: JAMES GILBERT PATTERSON
DOB: 09/02/1959 (age 60)
ADDRESS: 110 CASPER CT. MURFREESBORO, TN. 37128
TNLPN#: CV0033 NISSAN MAROON.
Next we have the Camp#33 Commander himself Michael Davis Puckett. Looking at his Facebook account you will find the same racist, white supremacist garbage as the other two we profiled above, such as his support for the re-election of President Donald Trump.
This is a man who has been rumored to have slept with a copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” by his bedside. A man whose administration has had direct and indirect connections to white supremacists ans Neo-Nazis. A man whose racist, sexist, and xenophobic rhetoric (at the very least) has resulted in violence, including the mass-murder of individuals who belong to vulnerable and innocent minority groups. Take a look:
Mr. Puckett goes further in demonstrating his far-right political leanings by posting against Antifa. It’s axiomatic that if you are in vehement opposition to anti-fascism, that means you are whole-heartedly in support of-FASCISM. These posts clearly illustrate this:
He even reinforces this view in a most Islamophobic fashion by oppose ANYONE who remotely has the pretenses of being progressive:
However, he has no problem whatsoever in expressing his respect and admiration of the racist, white supremacist, and first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan-Nathan Bedford Forrest:
..as well as the symbols that Forrest fought under during the Civil War:
He also pays resects to other luminaries of the Confederacy such as former President Jefferson Davis, and Lt, Col. Julius Peter Garesche:
…and of course we find him LARPing in full confederate regalia just like the two others we profiled above:
Here are some close-up shots for easier identification:
We know comparing the information we found on Facebook with other sites that he currently lives in Rockvale, Tn, and lived formerly in Murfreesboro, TN , and is currently the Shop Manager at Jim Robert’s Auto Repair here in Murfreesboro as can be seen here:
We can also see that we either is, or was, married to Brenda Lee Puckett, and has a daughter Kristen Nichole Puckett-which has also been verified by the information we discovered on Facebook:
This was also cross-referenced with information we found elsewhere:
NAME: Michael David Puckett
DOB: 05/12/1964 (age 55)
ADDRESS: 1623 Jarratt Drive. Rockvale, TN 37153
WORK: Jim Robert’s Auto Repair
1412 Mark Allen Lane #A Murfreesboro, TN 37129
WORK PHONE#: 615-895-7722
Another member of the Murfreesboro Son’s of Confederate Veterans Camp #33 doesn’t even live in Murfreesboro. He’s a lifetime member of the camp, editor of their newsletter, Army of Tennessee Councilman, and SCV Relief Council member. He name is Jason Boshers, or rather or Robert Samuel Jason Boshers of Mount Pleasant, TN in Maury County.
Looking at Mr. Boshers various accounts and we find the same garbage politics repeating itself ad nauseum, just like the other three we profiled, such as his reverence and admiration of Nathan Bedford Forest:
His die-hard willingness to preserve the monuments to white supremacy, racism, and slavery fount throughout the south:
Pushing Confederate Propaganda:
And LARPing his ass off till the cows come home:
We found his full name by view posts found on the various Facebook accounts he administrates over, such as these two here:
We found his Date Of Birth, Address, Phone Number, and Email Address from various sources:
We also know about other properties my wife and him own:
Name: Robert Samuel Jason Boshers.
DOB: 05/05/1964 (age55)
ALIASES: Jason J Boshers, Jason R Boshers, Jason B Boshers, Robert S Boshers, Robert Samuel Boshers, and Jason Boshers.
ADDRESS: 405 N. Main St. Mount Pleasant, TN. 38474
More pics of your local Confederates:
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….more to come