To Be or Not To Be: Connie Chastain and the Virginia Flaggers

Connie Chastain has declared that she’s not a Virginia Flagger.


After all, she’s managed (and helped create) the Virginia Flaggers’ blog. Even after her declaration, she was still posting material there.

One also notices that she’s still declaring that white supremacist Matthew Heimbach’s not a Virginia Flagger. How would she know, if she isn’t a Flagger? Here I take Susan Hathaway’s willingness to claim Matthew Heimbach as a Flagger to heart. She’s a Flagger, so she ought to know.

Indeed, for someone who claims she’s not a Flagger and neither is Heimbach, it now appears that Chastain’s willing to admit to more than a single instance of contact between Heimbach and the Flaggers. In a recent comment on another blog she admitted that Heimbach attended  “two or three” Flagger events. So someone claiming she’s not a Flagger knows who attends multiple Flagger events. We’ll overlook her previous claim that Heimbach attended only one event.

Here again I trust Susan Hathaway, who claims Heimbach as a fellow Flagger.

Of course, Hathaway also accepts Chastain as a spokesperson, having proclaimed that she leaves the “heavy hitting” to her spokesperson. 

Is Connie Chastain calling Susan Hathaway a liar? I hope not.

Of course, Chastain also announced the following on September 3:

So I’m going to try  … TRY … to scale back on defense and counter-attack in my writings when they involve critics and attackers targeting the Virginia Flaggers. 

After the appearance of that statement on September 3 to today, September 6, she’s posted four more times attacking people who deplore the associations between white supremacists and the Virginia Flaggers.

Meanwhile, she continued to remain silent when it comes to responding to calls to repudiate Matthew Heimbach’s views. 

I guess for once she decided not to lie.

20 thoughts on “To Be or Not To Be: Connie Chastain and the Virginia Flaggers

  1. Michael Confoy September 6, 2013 / 2:47 pm

    I really wish they would change the Virginia in front of Flaggers to something like CSA or Southern Heritage. Makes me ill reading it.

    • Richard Bohlman September 7, 2013 / 4:07 am

      You from Virginia or have any family that was in the war? I did, 22 Va C.S.A. and donated to see the flag on I-95!

  2. lenastorheim September 6, 2013 / 2:59 pm

    Absolutely priceless. Accurate and well-written – as always! May I share this in my blog and give you credit? Just priceless! No wonder she’s obsessed with you. Dang.

      • Brooks D. Simpson September 7, 2013 / 10:28 am

        And of course we have … Now she’s decided that I’m a racist and a communist sympathizer, although she’s also said that it’s nothing personal. 🙂

        But she doesn’t say that she disagrees with Matthew Heimbach … and, really, how could she, without lying about her own views?

        That should be good for a few more rants at Backsass. 🙂

        • Thelibertylamp September 7, 2013 / 10:52 am

          So …multicultural egalitarian collectivism=bad? But… racial oppressive fascism=good?

          Do these people realize the Joe McCarthy era is over?

          • Brooks D. Simpson September 7, 2013 / 11:23 am

            Not Connie Chastain. She loves red-baiting. Of course, she seems to forget the wars involving Christian religious clashes. I guess she believes it’s okay to kill in those cases.

          • Thelibertylamp September 7, 2013 / 11:43 am

            …she makes it okay in the form of a trashy bodice ripper…like dipping a noose in chocolate…

    • Richard Bohlman September 7, 2013 / 4:08 am

      Priceless BS and he is a prof? Huh!

      • Brooks D. Simpson September 7, 2013 / 8:26 am

        Richard’s another Flagger supporter who’s eager to offer potshots … except when it comes to white supremacist Matthew Heimbach. Then he is at a loss for words. It’s the Flagger way: critics of racism bad, supporters of racism … not a word.

  3. Andy Hall September 6, 2013 / 3:24 pm

    Heimbach’s participation in a single Flagger event (the one in the original photo) can be plausibly claimed as a chance encounter at a heritage rally. More than that, not so much — especially considering that he was from out of state.

    • Brooks D. Simpson September 6, 2013 / 4:28 pm

      Well, we have Flagger spokesperson Connie Chastain to thank for that information.

    • SF Walker September 7, 2013 / 6:45 am

      Who knows? I’d be interested in knowing what the Flaggers would have to say about some of the comments following this article, which underscore the fact that white supremacists are attracted to the Southern separatist movement like seagulls to a dump.

      • Thelibertylamp September 7, 2013 / 8:26 am

        Did you notice our little friend “Rebel Bill” in the comments?
        I am sure there are a few other famil faces posting there, but they are hiding under aliases ….

        • SF Walker September 8, 2013 / 4:32 am

          Yeah, I saw that!

  4. John Foskett September 7, 2013 / 8:22 am

    Morning Joe must breathe a sigh of relief every day.

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