I’m sure you never expected to read that statement. But it’s true. It’s been true several times.
Back when the Flaggers announced their plan to erect their really big flag along I-95, what did I say?
Show that Confederate pride as only you can. And please surround the flagpole with video cameras that will show us “threats” to the flag suitable for You Tube posting.
I believe they are doing just that.
Now we have a report on what the flag will look like.
I recall saying that at least flying what some call “the soldiers’ flag” — the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia — would at least strengthen the argument that this was about heritage, because it’s the Confederate navy jack that is most often associated with opposition to civil rights for African Americans in the 1950s and 1960s.
Looks like they followed my advice again. Maybe I should declare victory. 🙂
I have a feeling that the flaggers are playing with fire on this issue. So far they’ve done nothing but repel people and reveal themselves to be racists and ignorant of history. By flying this flag so visibly they’re just going to magnify the lens of attention and drive that many more people away from the massive lie that is the Lost Cause.
The people they will attract will the ones like Goodson who needs serious psychiatric help and white supremacists like Matthew Heimbach. They will probably consider that a victory, but I really think the only thing they’re going to accomplish will be to alienate thousands of people and further reduce their ability to get anything accomplished.
I wish them all the best in that endeavor.
A Pandora’s box will be opened that no one is prepared for. So much pain behind that symbol for so many. The flaggers are an extremely disrespectful and ignorant bunch. I’ve not yet encountered one with logic.
https://www.facebook.com/RVAFreeSpeech?ref=hl – hot headed flaggers speak (if that’s what we call it)
Why are they putting it along side an “Interstate” highway, a symbol of the fruits of Yankee victory. Why didn’t they put it up on the Jefferson Davis Highway?
I hope you were not the one who encouraged them to sing Dixie at the unveiling…awful…
I told them to sing it badly, and they did.
This will get the insurance companies in a tizzy. The 1000+ car collisions on that stretch of I-95 that will happened per year of enraged black drivers smashingly colliding with KKK drivers shall become another highly reliable stream of claims revenue thanks to banking on the highly marketable “Heritage, Not Hate” campaigns.