Letter from Nashville
Hey, I love your work and I’m sorry to report I can’t keep up with everything you are doing and am often several weeks behind on the podcast. All that to say, it was just this week that I played the podcast about white people not welcome in Savannah…
My good Sir, I had no idea you were battling an illness of the magnitude you have been. It seems you were doing the podcast —- while having chemotherapy!!! My good Sir, words simply fail. You are so loved and appreciated by me and deeply respected.
The other day, I was playing a podcast on my phone around a friend in the know, and he heard your voice (not knowing what I was listening to) and said, “Hey! That’s Colin Flaherty!”
Also, the other day, I made one of the Black kids, a young Lovely Lady, angry in the local library when I asked her to lower her voice and stop using profanities in the computer area — WOW!!! It was like lighting a keg of dynamite! She went from zero to 160 in 3.2 seconds. Luckily, she didn’t physically attack me. After calling me a white b#tch, she went on a rant accusing me and everyone else in the room of being responsible for, QUOTE: “N#ggers hanging from trees”.
Rather than lay out the numbers and reality of lynchings (which you already know), I calmly told her that I had never hung anyone from a tree. You had me prepped, Colin !!! I had heard all this so many times before, in so many shapes and forms, that I wasn’t even surprised — It was exactly what I expected out of her.
It ended with her being escorted out by security, and an older fellow who had been observing came up to me and offered his support. I spread the word wherever I can, especially in comments, about the DENIAL, DECEIT AND DELUSION.