While the Virginia Flaggers search for bathroom facilities in Lexington for their planned September activities, more vigilant defenders of Confederate heritage are ready to act. You can mark July 26 on your calendar as the day the reaction commences in earnest.
Some choice tidbids:
For now they have won their fight to remove these flags, but they or others like them will continue their crusade with revolutionary fever to destroy Lee’s image in its entirety. The current president, the successor to Robert E. Lee, has now become the nations most notorious grave robber. These radical students undoubtedly dream of the day that sledge hammers will be taken to Lee’s recumbent statue just as the mob in Iraq recently did to the grave of the famed Prophet Jonah.
Yup. Why The Committee forgot to dream big mystifies me.
This event will be held on July 26 at an open community meeting to be held at the Holiday Inn Express on N. Lee Highway at 4pm that day featuring Dr. Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at Florida Atlantic University. He will present “The Heroical Robert E. Lee: Under Attack by the Useful Idiots of the Ruling Class.”
Following Dr. DeRosa’s presentation attendees will be invited to express their concerns and to offer ideas and solutions to the matter.
Old news, Dr. DeRosa.
In addition we will hold a Flag Vigil against this cowardly act in downtown Lexington throughout the day and are working to secure a sight near Lee Chapel to hold a rally beginning at Noon. We encourage anyone concerned about this issue to attend and bring your flags and signs in hand to protest what we consider no less than grave robbery as defined under law by the current president of Washington & Lee.
That preempts the Virginia Flaggers’ favorite tactic. Maybe they’ll wear red tops and sunglasses, too.
What else can you do? Write, call, and email the university using the contact information listed below. Secondly, if you know any W&L alumni or donors let us know who they are so that we can encourage them to contact the school and consider withholding further support. Thirdly, attend the flag rally and forum if you can. Fourthly, consider contributing to the various heritage defense funds for this purpose.
Ah, yes: the plea for contributions to a (heritage) defense fund. We’ve seen that before. By the way, whatever happened to Tripp Lewis’s pledge to sue Richmond law enforcement? I’m sure he can remind attendees about how to get arrested on video.