what become of Basil Collins
wen

Logan, WV

#21 Oct 1, 2009
Something to think about: when the strike is over
they all go back to work together the next day
most don't hold it personal they just move on.
Things have always been tough in the coalmines.
We get hit from many angles
Today its our government putting us out of business
we have a right to make a living for our familys

“Hopping around Topix”

Since: Nov 08

On The Highway To Hell

#22 Oct 1, 2009
lloyd64 wrote:
<quoted text>
I worked with him thay sas he was quer
This was a good man and you dont need to be talking about him like that.I worked for him to at Highsplint and thats not true........
james

Logan, WV

#23 Oct 8, 2009
was he from wise va ?
knows all about it

Gwynneville, IN

#24 Oct 10, 2009
a gun thug a good man?kind of a contradiction aint it?

“Hopping around Topix”

Since: Nov 08

On The Highway To Hell

#25 Oct 11, 2009
knows all about it wrote:
a gun thug a good man?kind of a contradiction aint it?
He was doing what he had to do to protect his men.No matter what you want to call them....
knows all about it

Gwynneville, IN

#26 Oct 18, 2009
yea right
joe c

Logan, WV

#27 Oct 18, 2009
not from wise va
albert

Harrison, AR

#28 Oct 19, 2009
HE MADE ALOT OF PEOPLE MAD.I personally didnt know him.

“Hopping around Topix”

Since: Nov 08

On The Highway To Hell

#30 Nov 2, 2009
knows all about it wrote:
yea right
Did you even know him??If not how can you talk about him then?
cannot stand a Saylor

AOL

#31 Nov 3, 2009
Because I am UNION all the way.

“Hopping around Topix”

Since: Nov 08

On The Highway To Hell

#32 Nov 6, 2009
cannot stand a Saylor wrote:
Because I am UNION all the way.
Well i like Money and the Union.Just so happens Basil was the Superintendent at the time.and thats not my or anyone elses fault that worked their then.
Attention everyone

Berea, KY

#33 Apr 20, 2010
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fellowdriver

Winchester, KY

#34 Apr 25, 2010
info wrote:
watch Basil at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =xc61dJhfb9MXX
i have watched the complete documentary and i knew several people on both sides. i also would like to say that i respected all those people. back in those days you stood for what you thought was right even if it cost you your life,and thats the way i to beleave. you push a harlan countian to far,try to make him beleave something other than what he already does,and he will do whatever it takes to put someone back in their place. im proud to be a harlan countian.
hear say

Anderson, SC

#35 Apr 25, 2010
My dad said than when he died, he was such a terrible guy that no one was at his funeral. And yes, my dad was around during that time.

“Hopping around Topix”

Since: Nov 08

On The Highway To Hell

#36 Apr 30, 2010
hear say wrote:
My dad said than when he died, he was such a terrible guy that no one was at his funeral. And yes, my dad was around during that time.
That is hear say cause they had his Funeral at that big Baptist Church in Harlan and it was PACKED cause I was their at it and so was about half the men that worked at Highsplint at the time.
concerned

Ripley, TN

#37 May 1, 2010
gun toting union buster and yeah i knew him wabbit did you cross the picket lines if you did you are no better
old days

Harlan, KY

#38 May 1, 2010
omg you dumass people he was a thug, scab, low life piece a crap , and they say he died a horrible death slow aganizing i hope he did he was deserving of that. union busting scab id say he is roasting like hell.
rawtruth

Harlan, KY

#39 May 1, 2010
Basil was a coal company man. Who stood against the coal miners in their fight for decent working conditions. He was nothing more than a company suck who tried to keep the coal miners under his thumb.

Wonder if the coal company he loved soooo much ever checked on his condition in the last days of his life???
rawtruth

Harlan, KY

#40 May 1, 2010
I'll tell you another thing they shut up the big bad Basil, when they put the guns back in his face..The big tough guy backed down then brother!

Sophies Ganny

Since: Mar 10

Kentucky

#41 May 1, 2010
I was a young girl when that strike was going on. My Moms first cousin Martha Clem is somewhere in that film. She was one of those women who stood on the picket line and I remember my Mom Crying because she was so worried for Martha. I grew up hearing about the strike and the people in it.

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