It was only a matter of time.
As you might expect, the folks at the Southern Heritage Preservation Group have plenty to say about the Virginia Flaggers’ proposal to erect a flagpole to fly the Confederate Battle Flag along I-95 south of Richmond. But it turned ugly on Friday.
The occasion was a post linking to a discussion of the matter on syracuse.com. At first there was the usual chatter, until one poster said out loud what he really thought:
So Mr. Chambers goes after African Americans, while Carl W. Roden, taking a break from his interest in writing sexually-laced stories involving characters from Nickelodeon cartoons (another aspiring southern romance writer, no doubt) claims that those southern blacks who oppose the CBF “are just puppets.”
Sure, it’s all about heritage, not hate, and it has nothing, absolutely nothing, to do with racism. Right, “DarthRoden”?
And then, after a few more exchanges, it got simply strange.
And then, before long, it got worse.
Ah, so now African Americans are like Nazis, eh?
Those wanting to follow the entire exchange can visit the SHPG Facebook page … that is, until someone realizes what’s being said and how embarrassing it looks to a group that says it doesn’t tolerate racism. Then the thread will disappear (this happens frequently).
Still, I just can’t get over Carl Roden’s other advocation. I think DarthRoden identifies with the lead character in Hey Arnold.