22 thoughts on “Meet Matthew Heimbach, Virginia Flagger

    • Michael Confoy September 3, 2013 / 8:55 pm

      Well, that seals the deal on him being a racist, fascist, etc.

  1. Corey Meyer September 3, 2013 / 10:45 am

    The last couple minutes of the video are very telling and truthful on the part of Matt Heibach.

  2. Rob Baker September 3, 2013 / 12:08 pm

    This guy seems like an ignorant buffoon engaging in a rhetorical exercises with a set number of talking points. What’s the purpose of concentrating on this asinine individual?

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 3, 2013 / 4:15 pm

      Perhaps the question should be why the Flaggers welcome him as one of their own.

      • Rob Baker September 3, 2013 / 6:26 pm

        Because a great many of them are stirring examples of the failure of the American education system?

  3. lenastorheim September 3, 2013 / 2:15 pm

    Why is Hathaway remaining silent? This Flagger group is hers. She’s supporting individuals who terrorize others with this Quran burning and this confederate symbol of treason and oppression.

  4. Hunter Wallace September 3, 2013 / 2:18 pm

    Heimbach had planned to burn the Koran on Sept. 11, but I think he changed his mind and decided to protest the US Empire’s attack on Syria instead.

    • Thelibertylamp September 3, 2013 / 6:57 pm


      isn’t Matty one of your pals? Aren’t there photo ops of you and he crowding around confederate flags together?

      Isn’t this you on the camera right of the guy in the guy in the Black Label t-shirt and on the left of the bald guy?

      And, aren’t you part of that secessionist movement?

      Just sayin…

      • Hunter Wallace September 3, 2013 / 11:15 pm

        Of course.

        I’m not sure what the big deal is here. I was with Matt Heimbach in Montgomery at the LS conference in 2012 and 2013. As far as I know, the VA Flaggers weren’t there. I never saw Susan Hathaway there.

        Matt has become more radical over the past two years. When he was at Towson in Maryland, he used to be associated with “heritage defense” groups like the SCV and VA Flaggers and paleoconservative groups like YWC.

        He moved on from there to Amren, League of the South, and the CofCC. Lately, he has moved on to David Duke, American Third Position, and Stormfront, and has started calling himself a fascist, which is another recent development. The same is true of his partner in Trad Youth, Matt Parrott, who used to be involved with the CofCC.

        I realize that you guys are trying to play the associations game here, but you haven’t really proven anything other than the fact that Matt has become more rightwing over the past two years. This isn’t news to people who know Matt in real life.

        I doubt the SCV is still his cup of tea.

        • Brooks D. Simpson September 3, 2013 / 11:30 pm

          Brad — He’s still a member in good standing with the Flaggers. People have documented that he was plenty radical at the time. He may have become more so, but he’s remained with the Flaggers, and their curiously ineffective attempts to disassociate themselves from him haven’t worked.

          You and I have a fundamental disagreement on this question of Rainbow Confederates. I think what you see as a deep commitment to diversity is in fact a rather superficial one at best, often quite uneven, and largely crafted for public consumption. Chastain, for example, doesn’t believe in it. The difference, I think, is that folks like Matthew Heimbach and yourself are far more candid about what you believe and have a far more developed notion of what you want and why. Chastain and Co. simply haven’t thought things through, and it’s obvious that Hathaway, at this interesting moment, is unable to figure out what to do and hopes that somehow this all goes away. Surely, if the Flaggers were shocked and repulsed by Heimbach’s beliefs, they would have fallen all over themselves in disavowing him. They have not. If they rejected his use of the CSA flag as an abuse of that flag, they would have said so. They have not.

  5. rortensie September 3, 2013 / 2:43 pm

    Didn’t Susan go out on the USS Minnow on a four hour cruise?

  6. Michael Lynch September 3, 2013 / 6:29 pm

    I’m sure the Towson student population feels much safer knowing that a half-dozen out-of-shape white folks are walking around armed with flashlights and a circa 1912 worldview.

  7. John Heiser September 4, 2013 / 6:48 am

    Interesting that Heimbach and his pals chose the cover of night to pose with a CS flag to illustrate his/their disdain for icons of the struggle for the simplest of civil rights. Certainly not as confrontational when you have the cover of darkness to sneak in and sneak out unobserved. No wonder he’s a “nice guy” to the Flaggers- his “courage” knows no bounds.

  8. Hunter Wallace September 4, 2013 / 9:51 am

    Seeing as how I was there, perhaps I can explain:


    At the 2012 League of the South conference, the festivities ended in the early evening, and after a few beers at the hotel we decided to go on a tour downtown. There are many other things to see in downtown Montgomery (such as the Little White House of the Confederacy, the Alabama State Capitol) and by the time we got to the SPLC it was getting dark.

    A year later, we went back to the SPLC at the 2013 League of the South conference. This time we went during our lunch break so that we could take photos during the day. We went inside the SPLC’s Civil Rights Memorial, took several photos, unfurled the Third National Flag, wrote our names on the “Wall of Tolerance,” and specifically asked for Heidi Beirich to come down to see us.

    After that didn’t work, we went over to the MLK church and snapped a group photo, and later that night we stumbled across the spot where Rosa Parks had made her famous stand.

    • Jefferson Moon September 4, 2013 / 12:34 pm

      The church photo looks taken in the night as well ?

    • John Heiser September 4, 2013 / 2:49 pm

      So it was the “Heritage Not Hate” walking tour of Montgomery ya’ll took and just like a bunch of college kids having a little fun, decided to pose with the CS flag unfurled at two of the city’s historic sites dedicated to the peaceful pursuit of civil rights where that flag symbolizes something quite different in theme; simple mementos of a day (and evening in Heimbach’s case) on the town to not only see “Southern Heritage” but defend it as well. Thanks for clearing that up.

      • Hunter Wallace September 5, 2013 / 11:59 am

        Do you know anything about Montgomery?

        Thanks to the Civil Rights Movement, Montgomery is one of the most violent cities in America. It is actually running neck-and-neck with Birmingham this year.

        • John Heiser September 6, 2013 / 8:10 am

          Violent cities, Brad? Ever been to Flint, Michigan? Detroit? St. Louis? Houston? Oakland, CA? Memphis? Not sure whether the CRM had anything to do with their declines either, but your courage in walking the streets of Montgomery with the CS flag tucked under your arm or displayed for a group shot where you chose sure has to be commended. Thanks for the warning!

    • Thelibertylamp September 4, 2013 / 4:26 pm

      Brad, if you need to talk you know where to find us, our email in on the blog and no we will not throw you to the wolves.

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