Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Yeagley Gets Himself Banned From Wikipedia

Interactive encyclopedias have their good and bad points. The bad is obvious. Less than reputable people present their falsehoods as truth to the public. That is obviously what happened when either Yeagley or one of his admirers posted his vita, filled with one falsehood after another so egregious that he'd be fired for his lies if he actually worked for a living.

I posted a corrected version. The editors at Wikipedia let it stand for one day. This particular editor was either quite lazy or perhaps very overworked, citing as a reason for taking it down "lack of sources cited" even though I provided over a dozen sources to back up every last fact stated. By contrast, Yeagley's vita was posted unchallenged despite him *actually* providing no soures whatsoever, and when even the casualest check of the facts would have revealed his vita to be a load of obvious lies.

Yeagley, predictably, threw a fit and whined about being persecuted. He made himself so obnoxious that the Wikpedia editors banned him from the site.

His lies became even more hysterical, that Wikipedia was filled with "extreme leftists" who loved Muslims and hated America.

For the record, Wikipedia is commited to NPOV, Neutral Point of View, so called "objectivity." Within history, most of the other social sciences, and most of journalism, most scholars would tell you "objectivity" is a myth. Only within some encyclopedias and public school textbooks do they make any pretense of being objective. In fact, "obejctivity" favors the status quo, a Moderate-to-Conservative POV.

It's just that Yeagley is such a Far Right Extremist and White Supremacist, he manages to alienate even Wikipedia. If he were TRULY conservative, they'd have no problem with him.

Should Yeagley or his followers repost the lies, feel free to cut and paste my version back at Wikipedia again. Also, feel free to add to Yeagley's Wikipedia entry. And send me links to any other interactive encyclopedias he's lied at.

The censored version left by the editors
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Yeagley

And the accurate version with numerous cites I put up.
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David A. Yeagley
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

David A. Yeagley is a white supremacist who poses as a Comanche Indian. He was mistakenly enrolled in the Comanche Nation because the stepmother who adopted him is Comanche. He falsely claims descent from the Comanche leader, Bad Eagle (1839-1909). Comanche elders and members of the tribal government all deny he is actually Comanche. In 2006 Yeagley, his employer David Horowitz, and Front Page magazine used legal threats to try to silence Kiowa activist Cinda Hughes and the Native American Times for revealing his impersonation. Both refused to back down. Hughes stands by her research. The Native American Times issued a statement pointedly refusing to call Yeagley a Comanche, only admitting he was enrolled. Yeagley's enrollment was never the issue, only its validity.

Yeagley was educated at Oberlin, Yale, Emory, Harvard, and the University of Arizona. Famed Cheyenne activist Suzan Harjo referred to him as "a lifer of a student" in her widely read article on him, "A Small and Unworthy Man." His title of doctor is deceptive since he claims expertise in politics, history, and Native cultures. His degree is in music, earning him the nickname among his critics of "the piano doctor." (The other widely used nickname for him is "Michael Jackson" for his effeminate appearance and rumors of having had plastic surgery to "look more Indian.")
Dr. Yeagley taught a single course in humanities for a single semester at the University of Oklahoma. He stirred up controversy by trying to indoctrinate his students with his far right views. Contrary to his false claim that he was fired for being conservative (he is actually a white supemacist), Yeagley was actually let go for repeatedly falsely claiming to speak for the the university. By his own account, his supervisors actually tried to prevent his firing.

An admirer of the brutal dictatorship of the late Shah of Iran, he has published many articles in Persian Heritage Magazine, is on the editorial board of the magazine, and wrote an "epic poem" in honor of the late dictator. In nearly three decades in universities, he has only published a single article, in the Journal of the American Liszt Society. Yeagley is a paid blogger for the Far Right, working for fellow reactionary David Horowitz's FrontPageMagazine.com. He appeared once on Bill O'Reilly. He is widely criticized by not just actual American Indians, but actual conservatives.

Yeagley is a music composer, as well as a performing artist. He falsely claims to be the first American Indian classical composer to release an album of original compositions and the first Indian to write classical music for the American Indian flute. Both have already been accomplished by other Native composers as far back as the 1930s. After criticizing the National Museum of the American Indian as "Communist" and "anti white" Yeagley performed there in 2006 after having friends of his get him on the NMAI musical program, over the objections of actual Native composers.

Though calling himself a conservative, few actual conservatives would agree with that designation. He is a white supremacist who uses American Indian causes and imagery to advance his belief in the superiority of whites over all other races. His forum, Badeagle.com is overwhelmingly made up of whites, including a variety of white supremacists, eugenicists, Neo-Nazis, and other racists (including a small number of self-hating Natives and Blacks.) His own words leave little doubt as to what his beliefs are:

"Superior beauty is in the white race...In the darker races, everything is always the same, dark brown and black a beastly bore."
"These days the white woman is expected to humble herself before the darkie."
"Judeo-Christian religion allowed the European Caucasian race to advance above all other people.The darker races now encroach through integration and intermarriage."
"Maybe Hitler was partially right on 'the hated white race' thing."
"There is a reason for differences. This is to keep the human race separated into smaller groups. Love of race is the only 'saving grace' left in the world." www.frontpagemag.com/Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=273
"Indian men...deserve to be on the bottom of the barrel. They cannot appreciate good will, they are possessed by envy, and have no higher thought than lies." www.indianz.com/board/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=14169&whichpage=3
Sources: "Badeagle.com, a White Supremacist Hate Site," http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/badeaglecom-white-supremacist-hate.html
"David Yeagley, White Supremacist," http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/david-yeagley-white-supremacist.html.
"David Yeagley's Hateful Views," http://www.backintyme.com/ODR/about470.html
"Did Yeagley Have Plastic Surgery to Look 'More Indian'?" http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/did-yeagley-have-plastic-surgery-to.html
"Is Yeagley Truly Indian? Actual Comanches Say No," http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/is-yeagley-truly-indian-actual.html
"One Small and Unworthy Man," http://www.indiancountry.com/content.cfm?id=1044632709
"What Do Actual Natives Think of Yeagley?" http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/what-do-actual-natives-think-of.html
"Yeagley's Support for Genocide," http://davidyeagley.blogspot.com/2006/10/yeagleys-support-for-genocide-and.html
"Yeagley the Indian Apple," http://www.bluecorncomics.com/yeagley.htm
Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_A._Yeagley"
Categories: Comanche tribe American composers Living people White Supremacists

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