This article is republished, with permission, from Murfreesboro Anti-Fascist Action.
Christopher Joseph Marascalco Cummins, MD is a 44 year old male who is currently residing and practicing medicine at the city of Jackson, TN.
By all accounts he would have everyone believe that he is an upstanding member of society: a doctor, soldier, Christian, and single father of four. However, it doesn’t take one too long to ascertain that he is an individual who has a history tied to white supremacy and the Neo-Confederate movement.
One look at his very public Facebook account and one can find that he has interest, and probable affiliation or membership to a wide array of organizations:
Above, and in order of appearance: CSA 2: The New Confederate States of America, Southern Heritage News and Views, Southern National Congress, Memphis Brigade Son’s of Confederate Veterans, Southern Historical Society, Order of the Confederate Rose: Mary Ann Forest Chapter, Mississippi Division Son’s of Confederate Veterans, Mississippi Society Military Order of the Stars and Bars, and Son’s of Confederate Veterans.
Each and every one of these organizations are venerating the memory of those who fought to defend a government that has long since been defunct and who’s legitimacy was never internationally recognized. That well-known government is forever remembered in the annals of United States history as the Confederate States of America (C.S.A.). This is the same government fought a long and bloody civil war from 1861 to 1865 against the United States in an attempt to uphold its so-called "right" to maintain the cruel, abusive, and blatantly racist institution of Slavery throughout the southern United States.
After its dissolution, ex-members of the C.S.A. flooded into the Democratic Party during the Reconstruction Period. These "Dixiecrats" began to implement a series of laws at the local level throughout the south became known as the infamous "Jim Crow Laws" that ushered in the widely used practice of segregation between blacks and whites under the oxymoronic slogan of "Separate, but Equal."
During the same time, a racist white supremacist hate group began its bloody rise throughout the south. This organization, which still exists today, is known around the world as the Ku Klux Klan (K.K.K., or simply "The Klan"). This organization and others closely affiliated with it such as The Black Legion (formerly The Black Guards) established a reign of terror against its various enemies with the aim of "purifying" American Society. This organization was formed primarily with the aim of harassing, assaulting, and murdering African-Americans.
Given the south’s history, Doctor Cummins‘ support for such organizations and their use of the universally recognized symbol of hate: the Confederate Battle Flag ("The Stars and Bars") , and his flagrant appreciation for such illustrious generals of the Confederacy that defended the racist institution of slavery such as Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and P.G.T. Beauregard (even celebrating their birthdays) goes only to prove that Dr. Cummins has allied himself with the heritage of hate that they represent. See Below:
What is worse however, is his ties to an organization that has been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (S.P.L.C.) as a hate group. This racist White Supremacist Neo-Confederate hate group is known as none other than the League of the South (LoS). This organization according to SPLC "denounces the federal government and Northern and Coastal states as part of a materialist and anti-religious society they call The Empire," and "has increasingly embraced violence, criticized perceived Jewish power and warned black people that they would be defeated in a future race war."(link) It’s membership consists not only racist Neo-Confederate White Supremacists, but Neo-Nazis as well. In fact, in 2017 The League of the South joined the Nationalist Front, a loose coalition of Neo-Nazi and pan far-right organizations that was headed by then National Socialist Movement leader Jeff Schoep.
In the Streets the League has, in addition to its secessionist billboard campaign and protesting the removal of Confederate monuments throughout the South, has been active at such noted rallies in Pikeville, KY; Shelbyville, TN; and the now-infamous "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, VA that left one 32 year-old Heather Hayer slain, and 19 others seriously injured.
Here are photos of Dr. Cummins at the Nathan Bedford Forest State Park In Benton County, TN flying the "Cushman Flag" which is the flag flown by the League of the South. The reader should note that the park is named after Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821–1877), who conducted operations in the area during the U.S. Civil War:
Here is another photo from Dr. Cummins‘ Facebook account as he shows his admiration for two recognized symbols of hate: The "Cushman Flag" and the flag of the State of Mississippi, which still incorporates the Confederate Battle Flag. He also is Facebook friends with the leader League of the South Michael Hill, and Mike Crane member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and LoS activist according to the SPLC. See below:
What is more damning, and only adds insult to injury is his disgusting, manipulative, sexist, and misogynistic Orthodox Catholic pro-life anti-choice propaganda that he regularly disseminates into the public realm all the while supporting a religious institution that historically has committed many numerous atrocities, including the one it commits regularly-the rape and molestation of young children. The cognitive dissonance with respect to allegedly defending the right of unborn children to live while simultaneously supporting an institution that rapes and abuses them is quite simply shocking. Take a look:
What’s even more damning is that not only has he repeatedly attempted to defend the the flag of the State of Mississippi from being changed because it includes the Confederate Battle Flag, and defending Ole Miss "Colonel Reb" being replaced as the official mascot of the University of Mississippi due to it’s racist connections/connotations, is that he is actively indoctrinating his own children into heritage of hate. The reader should note that the headstones seen in the graveyard below are inscribed with the acronym "CSA", which stands for Confederate States of America. See below:
However, what puts the icing on the proverbial cake is his apparent ties to the white supremacist organization-Identity Evropa. Identity Evropa is a part of what is referred to today as the "Alt-Right", which is a clean-cut, scrubbed down version of Neo-Nazism that uses none of the stereotypical Nazi symbolism, racial slurs, buzzwords, and modes of fashion that Neo-Nazis have used in the past. It is a cultural Trojan-horse that attempts to move The Overton Window further to right to the side of tyranny.
Created by founder and former leader Nathan Domingo, Identity Evropa directly takes its inspiration from its European fore-runner and counterpart-Generation Identity, and has been classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center (S.P.L.C.) as a hate group. Known for its distinct logo, flyering campaigns, banner drops, and Flash-Mobs Identity Evropa "helped to plan the deadly 2017 Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, but have since attempted to publicly distance themselves from events that could both tarnish their image and land them in legal trouble. As a result, they’ve made multiple leadership changes, doubled down on their identitarian label, and become pickier when it comes to the group’s membership and public appearances."(link)
With the resent release of Discord’s "Nice Respectable People" chat log, we have been able to Identify Dr. Cummins-and directly connect him to Identity Evropa:
First we know that he lives and works in Jackson, TN-which is the same city he is flyering in for Identity Evropa. We also know that he is from Grenada, MS. We also know that he is "giuseppe398", because it is the same username as his yahoo email address. See below:
Further proof that not only does he lives in TN, and is from MS, but that he possess white supremacist and anti-semitic leanings:
We also know that he has four children from the posts below:
Dr. Cummins hypocrisy knows no bounds as he gives his tacit support President Donald Trumps racist and xenophobic apartheid wall that he plans to build along the southern border of the United States, yet at the same time expresses his pride in being Italian, all the while forgetting that Italians immigrants fleeing a life of poverty (just like Mexican, and Latina American people are doing today) from the last turn of the century were referred to as "guineas", "goombas", "dagos" and "WOPS", which stands "With Out Papers"-meaning: an illegal immigrant. He also ignores the fact, as he allies himself to the heritage of hate that can be found today and historically throughout the south and the United States at large, that on multiple occasions Italian Immigrants-were lynched. He also seems to forget that Catholics were once the enemy of the Ku Klux Klan, and were frequently derided, harassed, and attacked.
Notice below the similar time period when these posts were made. Also take note of the statement: "It is SO implicitly white":
Notice the use of this religious symbol:
Here is where Dr. Cummins‘ first name is used:
Name: Christopher Joseph Marascalco Cummins
DOB: September 26, 1974
Work: Jackson VA Clinic 180 Old Hickory Blvd. Jackson, TN, 38305 (731) 661-2750
Gym: Lift wellness center 101 Jackson Walk Plaza. Jackson, TN 38301 (731) 421-6950