The Mid-South Flaggers are a counterpart to the Virginia Flaggers: they have most recently flagged Oxford, Mississippi. In their midst during that event were some members of the League of the South, as highlighted in this post.
But, unlike the Virginia Flaggers, the Mid-South Flaggers reacted differently when they discovered the presence of white supremacists at this event:
Give these folks credit. They want to disassociate themselves from the League of the South. The Virginia Flaggers don’t appear to have the same sort of gumption. And, as we’ve seen, neither did the Sons of Confederate Veterans during the event at Lexington in July.
So long as certain Confederate heritage groups fail to disavow association with white supremacist groups with the same fervor with which they denounce other folks who are critical of them, one cannot be blamed for getting the impression that the reason they don’t disavow such associations is because they have more in common than one would like to believe.
It’s certainly encouraging that not everyone wants to be linked to the LOSers. The VA Flaggers… Well, that’s unfortunate. It would be so easy for Hathaway…, I mean Chastain, to say the group condemns White Nationalism. Or maybe they don’t?
I’m pleasantly surprised. Good for them.
I agree these folks are not white supremacists, but they still believe in Lost Cause mythology. They want desperately to believe that the CSA was not a racist society. I suspect many of them would buy into the black Confedrate legend. In short, my take is that they are not racist but they want to believe in an Old South that never was. It would be better to focus their efforts on building the New South, which is indeed a very fine edifice and worthy of their pride.
By the way, thank you for the heads up on this! http://spe-lunk-ing.blogspot.com/2014/08/the-mid-south-flaggers-apparently-are.html
I guess Mississippi isn’t lagging behind Virginia in every respect after all.
Can someone please post link so I can learn what in heck rainbow battle flag is all about? Many thanks,