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Who do you think is the worst person in American history?  The Pink Flamingo’s humble nomination, hands down is William Clark Quantrill.

Want Proof Conservative Bloggers Are STUPID?

The Pink Flamingo has wondered, quite often, how an idiot like Glenn Beck could manage to dupe just about everyone with his terribly flawed history lessons.  I couldn’t figure it out, then like a gift from on high, Right Wing News solved my problem.  “Leading” Conservative Bloggers named the 25 Worst People in American History.  With their list, The Pink Flamingo now has proof, proof I tell you, that conservative bloggers are among the most stupid people around, when it comes to history. (Memeoradum)

Want to know the worst moments in American history occupied by the worst people?  Try Bloody Kansas.

What is so pathetic is these people don’t know what a bad person truly is.  Their minds are on politics, and not the world around them.  I was reading the list to my non-political sister.  “These people are stupid!”

Any group of people who put Al Sharpton on a group of the worst people in American history are idiots. Hillary Clinton?  Bill Clinton?  Jimmy Carter?  Richard Nixon?  What does the right have in their heads for brains.   I have been in an ongoing argument with a very good friend over the fact that the far right is as guilty of revisionism when it comes to history as the left.  Now – I have proof.

Now you know why I consider myself a Republican and not a conservative.  I REFUSE to associate with the brain dead.

Maybe it all has to do with what we consider evil, bad, worst and our values.  I refuse to consider Michael Moore one of the worst individules in American History.  Nor will I do the same of Jane Fonda, nor George Soros.  I cannot imagine considering your political enemies “worst” when truly evil people have existed, and have done truly evil deeds.

My worst list includes John Horton Slaughter.  In 1878, Lew Wallace, the governor of New Mexico considered him the most wanted criminal in the territory, NOT Billy the Kid.  When Slaughter was kicked out of the Territory and went to Cochise County, the violence in New Mexico came to an end.  The violence in Cochise was just getting started. This little man, considered by some to be a great “lawman” was, in all likelihood, responsible for nearly getting the US and Mexico into another war.  He was the catalyst of the Cochise County Cowboy War and was indirectly responsible for the deaths many people.

This is pathetic:

“…23) Saul Alinsky (7)
23) Bill Clinton (7)
23) Hillary Clinton (7)
19) Michael Moore (7)
19) George Soros (8)
19) Alger Hiss (8)
19) Al Sharpton (8)
13) Al Gore (9)
13) Noam Chomsky (9)
13) Richard Nixon (9)
13) Jane Fonda (9)
13) Harry Reid (9)
13) Nancy Pelosi (9)
11) John Wilkes Booth (10)
11) Margaret Sanger (10)
9) Aldrich Ames (11)
9) Timothy McVeigh (11)
7) Ted Kennedy (14)
7) Lyndon Johnson (14)
5) Benedict Arnold (17)
5) Woodrow Wilson (17)
4) The Rosenbergs (19)
3) Franklin Delano Roosevelt (21)
2) Barack Obama (23)
1) Jimmy Carter (25)…”

Right Wing News

Where are the following individuals (in no particular order) on this list?  It is amazing how the above could be considered the “worst” Americans, but yet truly evil and disgusting people are left off the list.  If nothing else, the above list shows us how out of touch with reality the far right actually is.   Fortunately John Garaghty of the National Review calls them down for their “ridiculous” list.

Garaghty mentions a number of individuals I considered for my list:  Al Capone, Charles Manson, Robert Hanssen, Jefferey Dahmer, Charles Manson, Bernie Madoff, Ken Lay, Jefferson Davis, and Aaron Burr.

I left Burr off my list because his fight was Hamilton was “personal”.  I did not include Jefferson because there were far worse figures in the Civil War.    I left Benedict Arnold off my list for two reasons, first he is a distant cousin, and secondly, he did what he did because he destroyed his life over a woman.  It was not about treason but about male stupidity!  I don’t even put the James & Youngers into the list.

THE PINK FLAMINGO’S LIST OF THE WORST AMERICANS

  1. Nathan Bedford Forest
  2. James Henry Carleton
  3. Ted Bundy
  4. John Brown
  5. Cotton Mather
  6. John Milton Chivington
  7. David Richard Berkowitz
  8. William Oury
  9. Andrew Jackson
  10. Isaac C. Haight, John D. Lee
  11. The Harp Family
  12. Huey Long
  13. George Lincoln Rockwell & William Luther Pierce
  14. Gary Ridgeway
  15. George Gordon
  16. John Dillinger,
  17. William Quantrill (may have been the worst person in American  History)
  18. William T. Anderson
  19. General B. J. Sweet
  20. David Parker Ray
  21. Albert Fish
  22. Henry Wirz
  23. Lewis Cass
  24. Anton Szandor LaVey
  25. John Horton Slaughter

Dishonorable Mention:

  1. Jeffrey Dahmer
  2. Charles Mansion
  3. Jim Jones
  4. David Koresh
  5. Bonnie & Clyde
  6. Pretty Boy Floyd
  7. John Behan
  8. Ma Barker
  9. Preston Smith Brooks
  10. Russell Means

Maybe the worst moment in American History?

“…The most significant event in Quantrill’s guerrilla career took place on August 21, 1863. Lawrence had been seen for years as the stronghold of the anti-slavery forces in Kansas and as a base of operation for incursions into Missouri by Jayhawkers and pro-Union forces. It was also the home of James H. Lane, a Senator infamous in Missouri for his staunch anti-slavery views and also a leader of the Jayhawkers. Moreover, during the weeks immediately preceding the raid, Union General Thomas Ewing, Jr., had ordered the detention of any civilians giving aid to Quantrill’s Raiders. Several female relatives of the guerrillas were imprisoned in a makeshift jail in Kansas City, Missouri. On August 14, the building collapsed, killing four young women and seriously injuring others. Among the casualties was Josephine Anderson, sister of one of Quantrill’s key guerrilla allies, William T. “Bloody Bill” Anderson. Another of Anderson’s sisters, Mary, was permanently crippled in the collapse. Quantrill’s men believed the collapse was deliberate, and the event fanned them into a fury….

Early on the morning of August 21, Quantrill descended from Mount Oread and attacked Lawrence at the head of a combined force of as many as 450 guerrillas. Senator Lane, a prime target of the raid, managed to escape through a cornfield in his nightshirt, but the bushwhackers, on Quantrill’s orders, killed 183 men and boys “old enough to carry a rifle”,[3] dragging many from their homes to execute them before their families. The ages of those killed ranged from as young as 14 all the way up to 90. When Quantrill’s men rode out at 9 a.m., most of Lawrence’s buildings were burning, including all but two businesses. His raiders looted indiscriminately and robbed the town’s bank.

On August 25, in retaliation for the raid, General Ewing authorized General Order No. 11 (not to be confused with General Ulysses S. Grant’s General Order of the same name). The edict ordered the depopulation of three-and-a-half Missouri counties along the Kansas border (with the exception of a few designated towns), forcing tens of thousands of civilians to abandon their homes. Union troops marched through behind them, burning buildings, torching planted fields and shooting down livestock to deprive the guerrillas of food, fodder, and support. The area was so thoroughly devastated that it became known thereafter as the “Burnt District”. Quantrill and his men rode south to Texas, where they passed the winter with the Confederate forces….”

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