Last Friday more information appeared about recent efforts by what appears to be a Virginia-based Confederate heritage group to intimidate and harass people they have targeted as enemies of Confederate heritage.
Of especial note is this comment:
State police declined to say who was behind the video. But “we’re aware of the individual or group that produced” it, Geller said.
We note that certain Confederate heritage groups based in Virginia, most notably the Virginia Flaggers, have not said anything about this matter, although the Flaggers rushed to denounce Dylann Roof’s murder of nine black people in South Carolina. Nor has their mouthpiece/webmaster, Connie Chastain Ward, who runs the hate blog Backsass and who brags that she knows things other people don’t know about what the Flaggers are doing. Perhaps the cat’s got her tongue.
Recall that the Flaggers found themselves enmeshed in an embarrassing hoax once before courtesy of Tripp Lewis (see: Rob Walker), who is fond of threatening people and of posting videos. Food for thought. Perhaps the Flaggers’ silence constitutes a tacit endorsement of these tactics. We’ll see what happens now that the people who “monitor” this blog have had a chance to read this.