The Virginia Flaggers Crash a VMFA Event

It’s been four weeks today since the Virginia Flaggers hoisted their little flag along I-95 (don’t blink: you might miss it if you don’t know exactly where to look). The much-ballyhooed event proved underwhelming to most observers, and the entire enterprise proved something of an underwhelming disappointment, perhaps because former Flagger favorite filmmaker Rob Walker wasn’t there to film it.

Crowds at Antietam turn their back on two Virginia Flaggers
Crowds at Antietam turn their back on two Virginia Flaggers

Fearful of fading from public memory, the Flaggers have returned to their old stomping grounds, just outside the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. While the group has remained astonishingly silent about what flags may fly in front of the Robinson house on the VMFA grounds, and suddenly silent Susan Hathaway is now nowhere to be found, it’s become obvious that the old ways are no longer changing many hearts and minds (as if they ever did). It’s time to find new ways to restore the honor lest the Flaggers find themselves reduced to boasting about victories such as this.

That opportunity appears to be happening today.

The Virginia Flaggers have proudly announced that they are flagging this VMFA event.

VA FLAGGERS Flagging Report/Call to Action! (posted October 25, 2013)

Thursday night, October 24th was a cool night in Richmond, and a fairly quiet one on the Boulevard. 13 Flaggers were able to cover 3 corners on the sidewalk outside of the VMFA, forwarding the colors and protesting the forced removal of Confederate Flags from the Confederate Memorial Chapel.

Foot traffic entering and leaving the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has been slow, but that is sure to change tomorrow afternoon, when the VMFA is holding a “Celebrate Hollywood: Costume Party!” The VIRGINIA FLAGGERS will be there, ready to greet the costumed visitors, and educate them about how the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has desecrated the Confederate Memorial Chapel and dishonored American Veterans.

Crowds are likely to be large and we can use all the help we can get. Won’t you take a few hours out of your weekend to stand for those who no longer able? JOIN US tomorrow, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, from noon – 4:00 p.m. as we change hearts and minds in the Capital of the Confederacy, and educate visitors and residents about the honor of our Confederate Ancestors and the flags they fought and died beneath!

It’s gonna be a fun day on the Boulevard! Come in costume…or just as you are!

I can’t wait to see Judy Smith’s photographic coverage of the event. And I can’t wait to see how the Flaggers will dress up. You can just guess who I think should play Scarlett O’Hara in her red dress … oh, fiddle-dee-dee!

Here she is, deciding she won’t go to the VMFA:

Sorry, Grayson and Tripp … she turned her back on you.

Of course, when I think of the Flaggers, I think of this:

and this …

Have a good weekend!

6 thoughts on “The Virginia Flaggers Crash a VMFA Event

  1. Schroeder October 26, 2013 / 5:30 pm

    If these Flaffers put as much energy into their ‘careers’ as they do traipsing around the Boulevard with flags of treason, maybe they’d have a minute chance of being somewhat successful in this modern world. These people are ‘stuck’ in time. There is no place for them in 2013.

  2. Schroeder October 26, 2013 / 5:34 pm

    These people are becoming annoyances and hindering the progression of RVA. Where is this Silent Susan? Is her freedom of speech being suppressed by someone? She’s the Grand Wizard of Flaggerology – why is she now in hiding? And where’s her sidekick, Confused Cooper?

  3. Thelibertylamp October 26, 2013 / 7:49 pm

    OMG- “I saw it in winda and I couldn’t resist” omg!! HAHAHAHAHHAAA!!!

  4. Michael Confoy October 26, 2013 / 10:37 pm

    Now if they really wanted to get attention and show their commitment to their cause, there is always the way of the Buddhist monk.

  5. Flamethrower October 30, 2013 / 2:41 pm

    WtH?! Connies churns out this in response to Corey’s very brief repeat of Article I, Section 10:

    Corey, that means no state that’s part of the union. None of the Southern states joined the Confederacy while they were still part of the USA.

    Why did she allow those two sentences to contradict each other, in contraposition while carrying a falsity at the end?

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