Reunited at Lexington

Lexington va 072614This afternoon a number of Confederate heritage groups gathered at Lexington, Virginia, to protest Washington and Lee’s new policy on the display of Confederate flags at Lee Chapel and the Lee family crypt. Although the Sons of Confederate Veterans took the lead in calling for action, other groups, including the Virginia Flaggers, quickly played catch-up. Other groups joined in the movement, including — surprise! — our white supremacist friends at Occidental Dissent and the League of the South.

An estimated three hundred people appeared. Make of that what you will.

One expects that local media will cover the event (lots of Confederate flags always makes for good press and good TV): we’ll see how disciplined and focused these groups are in delivering a message.

However, if what’s happened in the past is any indication, everything will be back to normal by Monday.

8 thoughts on “Reunited at Lexington

  1. wgdavis July 26, 2014 / 2:33 pm

    I wonder what Marse Robert would say to them if he were to make an appearance.

    • OhioGuy July 26, 2014 / 9:48 pm

      “The war is over.”

  2. Goad Gatsby July 26, 2014 / 3:48 pm

    SCV and LoS fit together like a Rubik’s Cube

    • Andy Hall July 27, 2014 / 12:55 pm

      Given that the goal of a Rubik’s Cube is to separate all the colors into their own designated, homogeneous areas — among their own “kith and kin,” as it were — I can totally understand that.

  3. Rosemary Kubera July 27, 2014 / 10:11 am

    I’d bet my house that Peaches and Herb don’t want their pic and video on a blog smack admist talk of confederate flags and ralliers… I’m guessing that if I follow links herein I’ll read up on how this unfortunate juxtaposition came about for P&H.. but then I’d have powerwash my brain.

    • Jimmy Dick July 27, 2014 / 6:06 pm

      Hard to say since Linda Greene, the Peaches who sang that song originally with Herb Fame is no longer part of the duo since 1983. The song fits so well though.

      I’m sure Herb Fame would have no problems with any unruly neo-confederates. He was a deputized member of the US Marshals Service.

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